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Republican and Democratic ABC/Facebook Debates

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the luxury to be polite along with the Iowa caucuses. In Saturday’s ABC/Faceboook debate, she came out swinging against Barack Obama with a vigor she hadn’t shown before in the contest she used to lead.

On the GOP side, Mitt Romney was assailed during the GOP debate ...

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Disagreement Over Corzine's School Plan

Friday, January 04, 2008

REPORTER: Governor Corzine's proposal to change the way the state funds public schools is causing some serious anxiety for New Jersey's 31 poorest school districts.

Those are known as Abbott districts and they currently special funding from the state.

Corzine's plan would increase aid to all state schools by 2%, but funding ...

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Mulchfest Begins

Friday, January 04, 2008

REPORTER: Through January 16th, the Sanitation Department is collecting clean Christmas trees left curbside. Clean trees means no lights, ornaments or stands.

This weekend, the Parks Department is sponsoring "Mulchfest." City residents can bring their trees to sites in all 5 boroughs to grind them into wood chips.

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Pushes for Political Independence Not Presidential Run

Friday, January 04, 2008

On his weekly radio show, Mayor Bloomberg insists the meeting next week in Oklahoma is about nonpartisanship...and not about him entering the presidential race as an independent.

BLOOMBERG: Thing is not to advance any particular agenda, other than openness and giving public info they need to make intelligent choices.

HOST: The mayor ...

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Campaigning for Obama in New Jersey

Friday, January 04, 2008

Senator Barak Obama's victory in the Iowa caucuses may have surprised some but early Obama supporters like Newark's Mayor Cory Booker says he was expecting it.

BOOKER: We've got a lot of people around America from pundits to political professionals really underestimate the American electorate and underestimate the people of Iowa ...

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Kenyan Immigrants Protest at UN

Friday, January 04, 2008

In Nairobi, rioters are tearing up the streets and more than 300 people have been killed in regional violence following the contested results of last week's presidential election

A group of Kenyan immigrants – mostly from New Jersey – were undeterred by the cold yesterday. They stood for hours on a ...

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Shopping Returns To Lower Manhattan

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Port Authority is teaming up with a private developer from Australia to build a shopping center at Ground Zero.

The Westfield Group partnered with the Port Authority to build the the $1.4 billion complex. While the 2 groups will equally split the profits from the mall, the Port Authority is ...

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Wrapping Up The Iowa Caucuses

Friday, January 04, 2008

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee won handily in last night's Iowa caucuses.

In an unexpected turn, Hillary Clinton came in 3rd, a half a point behind John Edwards. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani spent the caucus in Iowa and came in sixth on the Republican side.

Here with us to discuss the results ...

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City Schools Receive Awards Cash

Friday, January 04, 2008

REPORTER: PS 46 in Queens will get an extra $14,000 from the Department of Education.

It's one of 134 city schools to receive part of the $3.4 million allocated to schools that made significant improvements in education.

PS 46 principal Marsha Goldberg says she plans to use the money for new educational ...

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Live Coverage of the New Hampshire Primaries

Friday, January 04, 2008

WNYC New York and New Hampshire Public Radio bring you live coverage of the New Hampshire primaries on January 8th starting at 8PM. Host Brian Lehrer brings you the results as they come in as well as reports from WNYC's Andrea Bernstein at Clinton headquarters and Elaine Rivera at Giuliani ...

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Giulaini Spends Caucuses in Florida, New Hampshire

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers reports.

After speaking to workers at the Segway headquarters in Bedford, Rudy Giuliani defended his campaign’s decision to focus on Florida and the many states that vote on February 5th.

He says the compressed election schedule requires a non-traditional approach and that he’s not concerned that ...

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John McCain Concedes Defeat in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

After coming in 4th in Iowa, McCain concedes saying he plans to win in New Hampshire and Michigan.

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Giuliani Spends Caucuses in Florida

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Candidates from both parties have invested their time and money in Iowa - but to different extents.

From the group of leading contenders, only Rudy Giuliani decided to forgo the state altogether in the days leading up to today's caucus.

WNYC's Fred Mogul stopped by Giuliani headquarters in Des Moines to see ...

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Bronx Families Fight for Childcare

Thursday, January 03, 2008

REPORTER: Lucille Murray currently serves about 150 children and is slated to be closed next week.

The Administration for Children's Services says it found serious financial mismanagement and fraud at the center.

Elected officials and parents don't dispute that, but say the city should find another group to run the daycare.

Public Advocate ...

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Investigation Begins Into Tankleff Case

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Marty Tankleff says he's grateful and relieved that the Suffolk County District Attorney will not re-try him for the 1988 murders of his parents, but he suggests the issue is far from over. WNYC's Amy Eddings reports.

Tankleff was behind bars for more than 17 years for the murders, but was ...

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City's Teen Smoking Rate Declines

Thursday, January 03, 2008

About 8.5% of the city's teenagers now smoke - that's half as many as it was just 6 years ago and about a third the current rate nationwide.

A big reason for the decrease is the higher price of cigarettes, which is felt by teens more than adults.

A fairly graphic ad ...

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The Return of Late Night Shows

Thursday, January 03, 2008

REPORTER: Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, struck a deal with the Writer's Guild which enabled the writers to come back to work.

For the show's ritual Top 10 list, Letterman enlisted writers still on strike to give their demands.

LETTERMAN: Number 2, from Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Chris Albers, "I don't have ...

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Barack Obama Gives Victory Speech in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Barack Obama gives his victory speech in Iowa, beginning with "they said this day would never come...."

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Sen. Clinton Concedes in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton, unbowed by a third-place finish in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, congratulated Sen. Obama and Sen. Edwards and said America needs a new beginning.

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Clintons Campaign in Leadup to Caucus

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton faces her first electoral test outside New York state today when Iowans go to caucus. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports from Des Moines.

In a hall stuffed way over capacity, former President Bill Clinton, dressed in black jeans and a blazer, introduced his wife as the only one ready ...

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