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Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

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

Thursday, April 07, 2011

WNYC
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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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

WNYC

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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Comments Roundup: Libya Intervention

Thursday, March 24, 2011

They think that if they corner [Gaddifi], and they’re able to bolster the rebels, that this is a long-term sustainable endgame. Of course we saw similar strategies in Afghanistan and we know how that turned out.

Glenn Thrush, White House reporter for Politico on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Census Results: Poverty Rate in New York

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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[T]he total number for New York City is disappointingly low according to city officials, lower than the 8.4 million they were expecting, and the chances are they’re going to challenge that count as being way too low.

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

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Wisconsin Passes Anti-Union Bill

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Public employees across the country are reeling from what economist Robert Reich is calling a coup d’etat. In a surprise move Wednesday night, eighteen Wisconsin Senate Republicans passed a bill restricting public workers’ collective bargaining rights, over the strenuous objections of the lone Democrat present. Today the bill passed the Assembly 53-42 and is heading to Governor Scott Walker for his signature.   

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Census Results: A Shake-Up in the Garden State

Thursday, March 10, 2011

WNYC
Redistricting is a process which is not only arbitrary but aggravating to many people, because politicians are usually most interested in self preservation, and clearly someone in this equation is going to have to be sacrificed.

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

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Newt Gingrich: Return of the Mack

Friday, March 04, 2011

WNYC

No, we have not gone back in time to the nineties. 

Cher is not introducing a new generation to autotune with “I Believe”, “Friends” is not on TV for three straight prime-time hours, and DC bookstores are not being served with subpoenas to give up the titles of books bought by Monica Lewinsky.  But Newt Gingrich really is talking about running for president again.

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Wisconsin Democrats Launch Recall Effort Against Republican Senators

Friday, March 04, 2011

WNYC

It just keeps escalating. 

Today is the deadline by which Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has threatened to lay off 1500 state workers if the Democratic state senators don’t come back to work.

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The Currency of Relationships

Friday, March 04, 2011

We don’t fight about money, we fight about all sorts of things that resemble a market place… there are all sorts of commodities separate from money which really take a lot of our attention, such as time, sleep, exercise, all sorts of responsibility.

Katherine Rosman, columnist at Wall Street Journal, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Wisconsin Gov. Orders Arrest of Missing Democrats

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Wisconsin state Senate Republicans must be getting lonely. They unanimously passed a resolution threatening their fourteen Democratic counterparts with police arrest if the senators do not return to Madison by four p.m. Thursday. The Democrats fled the state two weeks ago in order to block the Senate from voting on Governor Scott Walker’s bill limiting collective bargaining rights for public employee unions. If the Democrats do not return by the deadline, they will be found “in contempt and disorderly behavior” and may be taken into police custody, according to the resolution.

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Anthony Weiner on the Obligation to Recuse

Thursday, March 03, 2011

WNYC
For thirteen years, Justice Thomas on his financial disclosures failed to disclose the income of his spouse... the perception is there of conflict, and with that perception comes the requirement to recuse.

— Congressman Anthony Weiner on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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