Coverage continues as the RNC enters its second full day, and we review the events of the previous night including Governor Chris Christie's speech. More guests join the discussion at Radio Row inside the convention center. Featuring:
Bob Hennelly, senior reporter at WNYC News, with analysis of last night's keynote speech from Christie
New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the NJ Democratic State Committeee, reacts to Christie's keynote address
Bill Adair, editor at PolitiFact, dissects a Romney ad that claims Obama is cutting work requirements for welfare recipients
Tomorrow is election day and candidates on both sides of the ballot are throwing their final pitch to voters. But are candidates trying to get away with throwing curve balls? We do a sanity check on various last-ditch ad campaigns with PolitiFact editor Bill Adair.
Only one week away from the highly anticipated mid-term elections, states across the country are inundated by political messages that often pull at voters' heartstrings rather than deal with political and practical realities. But just how much do modern politicians get away with as they bend, fold, spindle and mutilate the truth in these ads?
Budgets, bank bail-outs, stimulus spending – big numbers are at stake. Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg talk about their latest special, “Bad Bank” and Politifact’s Bill Adair fact-checks the debate over all those dollars. Plus, managing the mayhem at a Brooklyn car service.
Bill Adair of PolitiFact makes his last Thursday visit before the election to fact-check some candidate statements. And: on the second-to-last 30 Issues in 30 Days, issue 29: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Hear why former New York Mayor Ed Koch says the U.S. should pull out of Afghanistan before exiting Iraq. ...
Dr. Sherry Linkon, co-director of the Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University, explains how race and class will play out in this year’s election and why the working class gets a raw deal when it comes to politics. Plus, Bill Adair, editor of Politifact, brings his Truth-O-Meter ...