Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Oregon Democratic Resigns Following Accusations of Unwanted Sex with Teen

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Democratic Congressman David Wu of Oregon will resign immediately following the debt ceiling debate, the Oregonian is reporting.


Juan Williams: Return Engagement

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Debate now, in this country, is stultified, and the best example would be the budget debate going on up in Washington, on Capitol Hill. These people are locked in by extremists positions on both sides, more so to me on the Republican side.

Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst, former senior correspondent for National Public Radio and author of Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What to do If We Default

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This is one of those times that stay the course, hold tight, all those theories make a lot of sense… You can’t time the market, you can’t figure out what’s going to happen next, so there’s no bets to be made for the individual investor.

Beth Kobliner, financial journalist, author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Stephen Sweeney on NJ Budget Battles

Monday, July 25, 2011

When people started looking at these cuts, they were getting angry like I was...People see this as mean-spirited, cruel, honestly it’s heartless. Look, if you want to fight with me, fight with me. But don’t take innocent hostages.

New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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'This Affirms Our Lives': After 13 Years of Marriage, A Same-Sex Couple Is Legally Wed

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Longtime couple Erika Karp and her wife, Sari Kessler, were among the first same-sex couples to be wed on Sunday as hundreds lined up outside the Manhattan clerk's office to get their marriage license on the first day gay marriage became legal in New York.

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Look | Same-Sex Couples Say 'I Do' on First Day of Gay Marriage

Sunday, July 24, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds of same-sex couples in New York were expected to wed by the end of Sunday — the first day gay marriage became legal in the state. In New York City, happy couples lined up outside the clerk's office in Lower Manhattan.


DOE Chancellor Walcott On Closing Schools

Friday, July 22, 2011

People are constantly trying to make this a charter versus non-charter debate. I’m not going to get sucked into that. It’s about quality options.

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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How To Negotiate: From Debt Ceilings to State Unions

Friday, July 22, 2011

The question is often trying to figure out what kind of situation you’re in, because even when you’re in a long-term relationship, you’re still trying to decide who gets how much of the pie.

Alex Colvin, associate professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Cuomo: Clerks Against Same-Sex Marriage "Don't Get to Pick and Choose"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo has made clear that clerks who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages should find other work. This Sunday, when same-sex couples statewide line up for the first day, clerks will perform the service that they were elected to do.

"You don't get to say, 'I like this law and I'll enforce this law, or I don't like this law and I won't enforce this law'—you can't do that.” Cuomo stated. “If you can't enforce the law, then you shouldn't be in that position."

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J Street and the New Zionism

Thursday, July 21, 2011

To favor a Palestinian state and the creation of it on those lines is a fundamentally pro-Israel position, because Israel isn’t going to make it as a Jewish home and as a democracy if we don’t give up part of the land.

Jeremy Ben-Ami, executive director of J Street and JStreetPAC and the author of A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Murdoch Donated to Weiner, Schumer and a Host of Congressional Republicans

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rupert Murdoch clearly has had tremendous political influence in Europe, but here in the United States politicians have not been immune to his power either.


Housing Numbers and the Debt Ceiling

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[P]eople are getting over this American dream of homeownership. They realize it can turn into much more of an American nightmare—that a house, in reality, is much more of a liability than an asset, and people prefer to rent than to own.

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Did It Work? Dodd-Frank

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I don’t want to yell fire in a crowded movie theater, but... these firms are even too-bigGER-to-fail now.

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Around the World with Hillary Clinton

Monday, July 18, 2011

Do I think that so far she’s been one of the great Secretaries of State in American history? No I don’t think so. But do I think that she’s been a better-than-average Secretary of State? Absolutely.

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Warren Out as Head of Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Monday, July 18, 2011

The $64,000 question, so to speak, [is] exactly how effective it can be in changing the daily lives of Americans as it relates to finance.

Carter Dougherty, reporter for Bloomberg News, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Prisoner Census Data Likely to Shake Up Redistricting Efforts

Monday, July 18, 2011

Newly released Census data makes it possible for New York's prisoners to be counted at their home address rather than their jail cell. But internal divisions in the state redistricting committee and a lingering lawsuit leave the reapportionment process in doubt.


Why the 2012 Farm Bill Matters

Friday, July 15, 2011

These farm programs, they’re not worthy of the farmers who participate in them, to be honest. Farmers deserve a better safety net.

Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Jesus Gonzalez vs the Machine: Can a Special Election Vault Young Dem Past Political Dynasties?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jesus Gonzalez wants to buck the power structure in Brooklyn.

The 26-year-old co-founder of Make the Road is running for the 54th Assembly seat in Bushwick—a seat left vacant when Andrew Cuomo appointed Darryl Towns to serve as commissioner of the Department of Homes and Community Renewal. The 54th Assembly District includes a southern section of Bushwick, a northeastern part of Bed-Stuy, and a large part of East New York.


Building A Case Against Murdoch

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I think that Murdoch’s Humpty-Dumpty-ish fall will be accelerated more in the market than in the law.

Jeff Jarvis, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and author of What Would Google Do?, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Debt Ceiling 101: Explainers, Analysis, and Commentary

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The debt ceiling! We've all heard about. Many of us have spoken about it. But what the heck is it? Why does it matter? What can be done about it?

It's A Free Country has all the answers:


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