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Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

National Security Switch

Friday, April 29, 2011

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Petraeus is not popular with the Pakistani Armed Forces and intelligence services, there’s been a lot of friction between them… My assumption is that President Obama decided that was a cost he was willing to bear.

Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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T. Boone Pickens On Our Energy Future

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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We’re going to go down in history as the dumbest crowd that ever came to town, if we don’t use our own resources. Our resources are cleaner, cheaper, abundant, and ours, and can you imagine that we’re using dirty oil from the enemy when we don’t have to?

T. Boone Pickens, oil and gas executive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Opening the Fed

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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[T]he fact is while he can’t make the economy suddenly feel healthy, [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke] could do more than he is currently doing, and he should be doing more than he is currently doing.

David Leonhardt,writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Dolan Gives Easter Mass at St. Patrick's as Protesters Rally for Gay Rights

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Nearly 3,000 parishioners gathered at St. Patrick's Cathedral Sunday to listen to Archbishop Timothy Dolan's Easter Mass, in which the Catholic leader spoke of optimism and hope.

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States to Watch: The Immigration Battle Takes Shape

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Alabama State Senate yesterday passed legislation to crack down on illegal legislation. The measure, which is similar in tone to Arizona's controversial SB 1070, already passed the House once. It now returns to the House for final approval before heading to the governor's desk for signature.

The national immigration discussion is also well underway. Republican hopefuls for the 2012 presidential nomination have been laying out their opinions on the issue, and President Obama signaled his readiness to renew conversation this week by convening religious, political and business leaders to the White House to talk about federal-level immigration reform.

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Gary Johnson: The Gutsiest Guy You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gary who?

Okay, we know, you’re maybe not so familiar with the name, unless you lived in New Mexico. You're not alone.

But come on, the man climbed the highest mountains on four different continents, competed in the Bataan Memorial Death March (a 25 mile desert run in combat boots wearing a 35 pound backpack), endured multiple Ironman triathlons, and biked across the Alps

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Latest on Immigration

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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I don’t think anybody in this country, whether they’re an immigrant, or a US resident, or a politician... is in favor of illegal immigration or illegal immigrants living in this country, and so part of the goal for some of these constituency groups is to legalize workers.

Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Know Your Republican Contenders

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's almost off-to-the-races time! With only months to go before the first Republican presidential debate, the big question right now is who will run. Some front-runners are remaining coy while others are off filing for exploratory committees. It's A Free Country breaks down who's in the mix and their campaign status, from Romney and Huckabee to Palin and Trump

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Shutdown Showdown

Friday, April 08, 2011

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This fight is nothing, this is the sparring match before the main bout... As dramatic as a government shutdown sounds, we are in for a year of these kind of cliff-hanger debates.

Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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As a Wisconsin Election Takes A Fishy Turn, is the Tea Turning Toxic?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

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I think independent voters have seen enough to know they're uncomfortable. I think democratic voters are mobilized. And I think that's a microcosm of what's going on in many places around the country.

David Axelrod on the Tea Party's turning tide in Wisconsin

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A Government Shutdown? But What About My Tax Return?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

With a possible partial federal government shutdown looming, It's A Free Country knows what you are really wondering about.

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Cathie Black Steps Down

Thursday, April 07, 2011

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The criticism of Cathie Black from the start was that she doesn’t know anything about education when she starts. She walks in, having not ever set foot in a public school building… her learning curve was tremendous.

— Elizabeth Green, reporter and editor for Gotham Schools on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Whistleblower Project Results

Friday, April 01, 2011

What we found out, was the hold was placed because of a secret request from the Republican House leadership.

Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media on the Brian Lehrer Show

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Budget Battles

Friday, April 01, 2011

I’m going to vote for the bill that we in the House Republican Conference determine to be the best bill we can bring forward for the American people. It really is that simple. This is not about a number that is in the press today.

Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-19) on the Brian Lehrer Show

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Muslim-Americans Rally to Fight Islamophobia

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Muslim organizations and faith leaders from across the city held a press conference today on the steps of City Hall to condemn terrorism, oppose war, denounce Islamophobia, and express support for an April 9th anti-Islamophobia rally. The press conference and the rally are both part of a warm response from area organizations to Senate hearings held earlier this week at the behest of Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on "Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims".

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Sam Roberts' Three Most Interesting Census Tracts

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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When you look at the Census as a whole… I think you see a lot of bright signs for New York City, even though the count came in somewhat lower than the city had anticipated.

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Durbin to Hold Anti-Muslim Prejudice Hearings

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced last week that he plans to hold the first ever Congressional hearing on anti-Muslim prejudice and the civil rights of the Muslim American community.

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Michele Bachmann: Minnesota Wild

Friday, March 25, 2011

If Representative Michelle Bachmann runs for president, one thing is certain — it will be a lively race. The Minnesota Republican is known for her use of provocative rhetoric and does not shy from controversy, outlandish statements, or blaming the media when confronted with her mistakes. 

Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, is often compared to that other darling of the extreme right, Sarah Palin. Both have a penchant for making rather public gaffes. However while Palin often gets heat for appearing under-prepared, Bachmann never seems at all flustered, providing non-sequiters with a polished smile and an icy calm that once caused a frustrated Chris Matthews to burst out “Are you hypnotized?”

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Gideon Rose on Middle East Uprisings

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Basically we didn’t think through what we want to see and that’s what we need to do now. What do you want to see in Libya at the end of the day?

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

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Bachmann Inches Toward 2012 Run

Friday, March 25, 2011

Minnesota Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann let it be known that she is forming an exploratory committee to feel out a run for president, by posting an exclusive story leaked to CNN about her plans on her Facebook page.

While refraining from making any formal announcement, Bachmann told the people signed up as “friends” of her Facebook page that she had “read a little something on CNN,” linking to the article. The CNN article quotes an unnamed source as saying that Bachmann has been “telling everybody early summer” is when she planned to announce her candidacy, but the source feels it may happen even sooner.

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