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Nurse Program Expanded

Monday, February 04, 2008

REPORTER: The Colorado-based program aims to improve the health of low-income first-time mothers and their children.

New York's partnership director Lisa Landau says it's a voluntary program.

LANDAU: Women are referred throughout the city - from health providers, from community-based organizations - and women can decide whether they're interested in the program.

The ...

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Preview of America's Exit Poll

Monday, February 04, 2008

One day to go until Super Tuesday.

What once appeared to be a chaotic scramble for the presidential candidates to get their party's nomination is now down to 2, 2-horse races - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democrats and John McCain and Mitt Romney for the Republicans.

Some voters have ...

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Vulnerability in Voting Machines

Monday, February 04, 2008

As voters head to the polls tomorrow, many will be facing new electronic voting machines. In New Jersey, this is the first presidential primary where voters in all of the state’s 21 counties will be voting on them. And, despite reassurances from election officials, some voters are seriously concerned that ...

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New Jersey Becomes Key Player

Monday, February 04, 2008

With just a day to go, 2 of the top contenders are coming to New Jersey.

Senator John McCain will address supporters at a firehouse in Hamilton, outside of Trenton.

Senator Barack Obama will rally his supporters at the Meadowlands.

Meanwhile, Senator Hillary Clinton will be at a Burlington County event, though via ...

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South Asians lean to Clinton... or Obama

Monday, February 04, 2008

South Asian immigrants in New York City are a small part of the city's population..but they are expected to play an outsized role in tomorrow's Super Tuesday primaries...especially for Democrats. WNYC's Arun Venugopal asked some South Asian Americans whether they were leaning toward Hillary...or Obama.

REPORTER: About 2 dozen people settle ...

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Obama, Clinton Supporters Hard at Work Before Primary

Monday, February 04, 2008

As Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stumped through the Midwest yesterday, their supporters fanned out in heavily democratic New York City to drum out turnout on primary day.

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein filed this report.

**WNYC's Fred Mogul contributed to this report.

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Campaign Workers Fan Out Across the City

Sunday, February 03, 2008

With two days to go before tri-state residents vote in presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton's campaign organized caravans up Broadway, at Columbus Circle, and in Washington Heights.

REPORTER: Small detachments of Barack Obama supporters also fanned out across the city today, trying to rally voters to the party primary polls. Manhattan retiree ...

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Alma Rangel Endorses Barack Obama

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is one of Senator Hillary Clinton's strongest supporters. But his wife has endorsed Senator Barack Obama.

REPORTER: In a statement released Friday, Alma Rangel, said the Illinois Senator because he's part of a new generation of leaders who can transform the country. At a Latinos for Hillary ...

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Clinton and Obama Campaigns Rally around the City

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held events throughout the city this weekend ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

REPORTER: At Columbus Circle Saturday, about 300 exuberant Obama supporters turned out for a Women for Obama Rally. Manhattan resident Michelle Willens explained why she was there.

WILLENS: ...

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Daily News Endorses Hillary Clinton

Sunday, February 03, 2008

As tri-state area residents prepare to vote in presidential primaries on Tuesday, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton has picked up an endorsement from The New York Daily News. The paper says her experience in the White House and tenure in the US Senate give her an edge over Illlinois Senator Barack ...

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McCain Campaigns in Connecticut

Sunday, February 03, 2008

GOP Presidential hopeful John McCain campaigned in Connecticut today. From WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut, Craig LeMoult reports.

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Clinton Gets Support from Manhattan Latinos

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Clinton supporters plan to march from Herald Square to Columbus Circle Sunday. The New York Senator got support from a group of elected officials and Latinos in upper Manhattan Saturday night. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: It was one of numerous events being held throughout the weekend for both Clinton and ...

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New York's Latino Evangelicals Consider the Presidential Candidates

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The rhetoric about illegal immigration among Republican presidential candidates is eroding Latino support for the GOP, even among conservative Latino Christians. As part of the occasional series "Feet in Two Worlds", Lorenzo Morales, a reporter with El Diario/La Prensa, reports on New York's more than 50-thousand registered Latino Evangelical voters ...

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Campaign Theme Songs: A Tough Balance

Saturday, February 02, 2008

It’s not exactly the Grammys, but as the presidential field winnows down, so does the list of campaign theme songs that might – come November – be crowned the Winning Presidential Anthem of 2008. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter evaluates the contenders.

REPORTER: They say one way we pick a presidential candidate is ...

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Obama Campaign Sends Out Anti-Clinton Mailer

Friday, February 01, 2008

The campaign of Barack Obama has sent out a mailer attacking Hillary Clinton's health care plan.

Clinton supporters are saying the move is reminiscent of the 1990's ad that helped kill the universal health care plan then.

The mailer shows a couple at a kitchen table staring at a pile of bills, ...

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Big Loss for Atlantic Yards Opponents

Friday, February 01, 2008

A federal appeals court ruled eminent domain can be used to acquire property for the residential complex and sports arena.

The ruling leaves the 14 plaintiffs with one final option: to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take on their case. They are hoping the justices will jump at the chance ...

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New Yorkers Gather to Watch Debate

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: Last night, dozens of people gathered at a Park Slope restaurant to watch the final Democratic debate before next week's presidential primary.

Hillary Clinton supporters organized the party at The Dram Shop, a local restaurant.

They were joined by other patrons - Obama supporters - as well as "undecideds."

Levar Yelverton said ...

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Congestion Pricing Plan Approved, Critics Remain

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg's plan to charge drivers to enter certain parts of Manhattan now goes to the City Council and possibly, the state legislature for approval.

Yesterday, a slightly altered version of the proposal got the overwhelming support of a state commission.

Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, a Democrat, was 1 of 2 ...

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Pier 40 Vote Delayed

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: The circus isn't coming to Pier 40 just yet.

A vote on the 2 redevelopment proposals for the Houston Street park has been delayed until March.

One plan would provide a permanent home for Cirque de Soleil. The other would mostly leave the pier as is, only adding playing fields and ...

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Boos for "Green Carts" Plan

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: A group of elected officials and grocery store owners spoke against the plan to distribute 1,500 additional food vendor permits for so-called "Green Carts."

They worry bodegas will suffer because the carts will have lower prices, thank to less overhead.

But Joel Berg, of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, ...

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