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Anna Sale

Reporter, WNYC News

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Herman Cain and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sharon Bialek has become the fourth woman to accuse Republican presidential candidate of sexual harassment. In 1997, Bialek said Cain made unwelcome advances while she was meeting with him about a potential job. The Cain campaign has released a statement yesterday saying that "all allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false."

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Herman Cain Publicly Accused of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Monday, November 07, 2011

Another woman colleague has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of making unwanted sexual advances. Sharon Bialek is the first to publicly come forward and describe an incident in detail.

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One Year From Election Day 2012, Distrust of Government Runs High

Monday, November 07, 2011

Election Day 2012 is officially one year away, and if one thing is certain, it is that Americans' disapproval of government is at an all-time high. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that 89 percent of Americans do not trust the government and 84 percent disapprove of Congress. The numbers are reason for alarm on both sides of the aisle. As he tries to secure a second term, President Obama must contend with a possibly lethal combination of high unemployment numbers and low approval ratings. The news is not much better for Republicans. Seven out of ten Americans believe the GOP's policies favor the rich.

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Voters Across the Country Face Controversial Ballots

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Next week voters in Ohio, Mississippi and Maine will face a number of controversial ballot measures — from collective bargaining to health care to voting and abortion. In Ohio, a law limiting the collective bargaining of public employees is up for repeal. In Mississippi, they are fiercely debating whether a fertilized egg should be declared a person. Anna Sale, reporter for WNYC's political website It's a Free Country, joins previews these issues and talks about the potential impact on the 2012 election.

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A Guide to 2012 Issues on 2011 State Ballots

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It's a bit of a sleeper election this November, with just two states electing governors, but there are a number of major political victories up for grabs lower down on the ballot. In Ohio and Mississippi in particular, voters will weigh in directly on issues that could frame debate — and decisively shape turnout — for the presidential elections come 2012. 

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Himes: A Wall Street Democrat’s Take on OWS, Compromise

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The reality is that right now, the president of the United States does not hold nearly as much power with respect to where we go in the next ten years than the twelve members of the supercommittee do.

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The Process is Political: Transparency and Obama Supporters' Lobbying Ties

Monday, October 31, 2011

Obama "Transparent" About Bundlers: After the New York Times reported last week that donors with clear ties to lobbying are among President Obama campaign donation bundlers — in violation of the spirit of the president's pledge not to take money from lobbyists — Obama campaign strategist argued that ...

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Silver: On Millionaire's Tax, Occupy Protesters 'Not Political Allies'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Albany protesters are gathering in the state capitol to call for an extension to the so-called millionaire's tax. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also supports re-upping the tax, but stopped short of embracing the protesters. 

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The additional tax on taxpayers earning more than $200-thousand a year is set to expire on January 1. Governor Andrew Cuomo has consistently opposed extending the tax, but Speaker Silver said that in the coming months, he and others will continue to press for the additional revenue. 
New York voters support extending the millionaire's tax by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac poll out today. 

"I don't consider them political allies," Speaker Silver said at a press conference at his Manhattan office on Thursday. "I think they make a point. Clearly they highlight a point of frustration among Americans." 

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Occupy Wall Street Unmoved by Obama's Student Loan Changes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

At Occupy Wall Street, between signs about demanding more regulations for banks and less money in politics, another common refrain has focused on the massive student debt load facing young people entering the workforce.

President Obama picked up on that theme and announced a series of student loan reforms before a crowd of Denver students on Wednesday. But at Zuccotti Park, the reaction of Occupy protesters was much more muted – and cynical.

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The Process is Political: Voting on Changing Voting Laws

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Changes to voting laws are up to voters in Mississippi, Washington, and Maine on November 8. Big Democratic donors appear to be snubbing Super PACs so far. And John Edwards argues the criminal charges against him will cause campaign finance chaos.

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The Process is Political: A PAC's Home Address

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A campaign finance 'mill' in Florida, where four Super PACS and 19 PACs have registered their address, Palo Alto Online breaks down the various ways the president's reelection campaign is trying to pull in some Bay Area dollars, and the Bloomberg trial brings up a sordid campaign finance debacle. Here's our look at the details that can change everything.

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Herman Cain’s Surge: Race and Relatability in South Carolina

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rick Perry is back today in South Carolina, the state where he launched his presidential campaign just over ten weeks ago. Perry immediately spiked in the polls, but after his series of debate fumbles, it’s been Herman Cain who’s captured the momentum.

Cain led two polls of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina last week, and Romney hasn’t led polls in the first-in-the-south primary since June, well before Perry entered the race.

But it’s more style than substance that they’re responding to. While Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 refrain helped introduce him to early primary voters, Republican voters in South Carolina praised his relatability — and anti-Romney-ness — more than any specific proposals.

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What do Iraq and Wall St. Mean for 2012?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Republicans just sort of rolled [the Iraq withdrawal] into the way they've been talking about Obama: That he's been campaigning rather than governing, suggesting that this was political as opposed to on the advice of military leaders.

—It's A Free Country political peporter Anna Sale on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Monday Morning Politics

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's A Free Country Political Reporter Anna Sale and WNYC senior reporter, Bob Hennelly, talk about politics news this week and what was discussed over the weekend.

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A Look at GOP Voters in South Carolina

Friday, October 21, 2011

In South Carolina, Republican voters are trying to sort out the constant back-and-fourth between the leading GOP candidates. Mitt Romney is still floating in the background as the standby front-runner and presumptive nominee. Two weeks ago the big name on the trail was Rick Perry and last week all the hype was about Herman Cain. It is unclear whether each debate and the intense horse race we're watching is actually influencing voters. 

where Republican voters are trying to sort out the constant back and fourth between the leading GOP candidates. 
Mitt Romney is always floating there in the background as the standby frontrunner...and two weeks ago the big name on the trail was Rick Perry.  Last week all the hype was about Herman Cain.
It's unclear whether each debate and the intense horse race we're watching is actually influencing voters...to find out Anna Sale, reporter for WNYC's political website It's a Free Country went to a particularly Red state to talk to voters.  

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Anna and the Independent Voter: Maine's Rebellious Streak

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As the autumn chill begins its descent southward, it's not just the crisp air that's making the rest of the country feel a little like Maine. Here, anti-establishment rebelliousness and economic populism is nothing new. This is the state where Ross Perot came in second in 1992. This year, a deep sense of alienation from Washington political representatives is polishing the independent streak, with some unexpected results.

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The Process is Political: More Money, Less Control in Super PAC Fundraising

Friday, October 14, 2011

Our daily look at the details that can change everything.

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GOP Candidates Debate Economy, 999 (and 666) in New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So much of the debate was about the 9-9-9 plan. It wasn't about how Romney wants to fix the economy. It wasn't about what President Obama has failed to do. It was about whether 9-9-9 would work and whether it's a good idea. And so Herman Cain is really influencing the debate.

—  Anna Sale, It's a Free Country's political reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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New Hampshire GOP Debate

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The GOP candidates squared off again last night in New Hampshire. Anna Sale, political reporter for It's a Free Country, discusses the debate, which focused on the economy.

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Recapping Last Night's Republican Debate

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The latest Republican presidential debate was held in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. Perhaps it was the mahogany table's influence but, unlike some of the more recent GOP debates, the atmosphere was cordial. The candidates steered clear of some of the more contentious topics — religion, race, immigration — that have been roiling the field. Instead, they expressed dissatisfaction with the Federal Reserve and health care reform, among other subjects. But what, in a debate that focused primarily on the economy, did they offer to potential voters?

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