Anna Sale appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Join political reporter Anna Sale as she hosts our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country. Author and comedian Baratunde Thurston will share the stage with Anna as will a stellar cast of contributors to It's a Free Country, including WNYC's Brian Lehrer.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
"My observation of the Republican primary campaign is that it has pandered to the ultra-ideologues in the political arena. It has also made the whole atmosphere really jingoistic," Chopra said.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, and John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, look at the Michigan and Arizona primary results.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
With shifting demographics, the white, working-class worker isn't the only voting block that matters — but they're still very vocal and powerful one. Sharing some beliefs and experiences of disillusionment, these voters primarily cast their ballots based on social issues. As Romney continues to slide in his home state the day before the election, it's possible that Santorum could yet again surpass him in the Michigan and Arizona primaries.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Despite the talk about Wall Street’s grousing with the Obama administration, New York’s Obama bundlers in 2012 are still dominated by fundraisers in finance, consulting, law and real estate.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Over the weekend, Romney won both the CPAC straw poll and Maine caucuses; he'll head to Arizona on Monday while Santorum heads to Washington. After rioting and looting in Athens, Greece's parliament approved an austerity and debt-relief bill early Monday. Back in the States, President Obama unveils a budget blueprint Monday. Later this week, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits the White House. Fourth quarter earnings reports from more than 50 S&P 500 companies are expected this week.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The Obama campaign announced this week that it will encourage the president's supporters to give to the SuperPAC backing his reelection effort, and New York donors will be a prime target. A WNYC analysis of disclosure forms shows Romney's SuperPAC raised 44 times more than Obama's in New York last year.
Monday, February 06, 2012
It was another decisive victory for Mitt Romney as he easily took Nevada this weekend. Things appear to be looking up for the on-again, off-again Republican front-runner. This month's Primary schedule favor the former Massachusetts governor. But with a long road ahead to the Republican National Convention in September, it's still possible that Romney's key GOP antagonist Newt Gingrich could regain his momentum.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Republican caucus in Nevada yesterday by about 25 points, helped in part by Mormons, who made up more than a quarter of the voters who turned out.
This big win cast against renewed scrutiny of Romney's silence about his faith. Frank Rich castigated Romney's silence on his faith in last week's New York Magazine. "Romney's very public persona feels like a hoax because it has been so elaborately contrived to keep his core identity under wraps,” Rich wrote in the article, titled “Who in God's Name is Mitt Romney?”
Over the weekend at Columbia University, scholars and students — Mormon and not — were asking the same question. But the broader concern was what Romney's presidential run means for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and more than a few described deep ambivalence about this new spotlight.
Friday, February 03, 2012
The caucuses over the next few weeks are a little, well, meh. But the local gatherings, and their turnout, will give us some sense as to the mood of the party base in a very different set of states.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
This morning The Takeaway is exploring the importance of the Florida Primary from the perspective of the diversity of a state that has been decisive in presidential elections going back two decades. The diversity of Florida may be the first real test of the strength of the Republican message nationally whoever wins the primary.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
As one of the states hardest hit by the subprime mortgage crisis, many Floridians have endured either under-employment or long-term unemployment in addition to losing their homes. Anna Sale, reporter for It’s a Free Country, the politics website of our co-producer WNYC, talks with voters in Florida about how they feel about the candidates going into the final weekend before this crucial primary.
Monday, January 23, 2012
On Saturday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich pulled in 40 percent of the 600,000 primary votes in South Carolina in what has been called the largest Republican primary in history. Significantly, nearly two-thirds of these voters were evangelical or born-again Christians. This win comes in the wake of news that Mitt Romney did not in fact win the Iowa caucuses, and means that there has been no consistent candidate across these three key tests of presidential mettle.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It’s gotten dirty down here in the South: When South Carolina Republican voters were prompted with questions about the GOP candidates' values, Romney’s religion came up again and again.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In Iowa it was intense sincerity, in New Hampshire it was sophisticated ambivalence, what's the pulse of South Carolina voters. Anna Sale has been our non-scientific emissary to voters and voter sentiment in each of these GOP contests. Anna tell us about two events in the state yesterday that give us a snapshot of two important voting blocs in this all important conservative, southern, primary contest.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Only four days left until the South Carolina Republican presidential primary. That means only four days for the candidates to derail front-runner Mitt Romney off the path to the GOP nomination. At last night's debate in Myrtle Beach Romney fended off attacks on his business record, his personal wealth, and his moral character.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Recap from It's a Free Country.
Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Josh Rogers, political reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, and Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, talked about Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and the last-minute challenges for Mitt Romney.