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Eileen Markey

Eileen Markey appears in the following:

Will the New Evangelicals Tip Florida?

Friday, January 27, 2012

A generation ago an evangelical Christian was – nearly by definition – a conservative Republican, someone who went to the voting booth almost exclusively over abortion or gay rights. But as the evangelical movement matures and diversifies beyond its rural Southern roots, a broader range of issues are motivating how adherents engage in political life.

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After Bachmann, A Look at the When and Why to Call it Quits

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Following her sixth place finish in the Iowa Caucuses last night, in which she only got five percent of the vote, Michele Bachmann announced this morning that she's ending her campaign for president.

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Possible Post Office Closures in the Bronx Would Threaten a Way of Life

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The US Postal Service may close thousands of brick and mortar post offices by the end of the year as mail volume falls and an increasing number of people pay bills online.

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Fearing a Heavy Hand, Outer-Borough Papers Find Murdoch Has Light Touch

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The phone hacking and bribery scandal at Britain's News of the World newspaper is not the first time concerns have been raised about Murdoch and media manipulation.

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For Low-Income Neighborhoods, Tax Refunds with High Price Tags

Friday, April 15, 2011

Uncle Sam isn't the only one collecting money from New Yorkers this tax season. In low-income neighborhoods, a big bite of the tax refunds meant to put money back in the pockets of the working poor goes to tax preparers who offer quick money, but at a high price.

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After Ballot Controversy, a Winner in Queens Council Race

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

WNYC

Ruben Wills, 39, a young political insider who worked for State Sen. Shirley Huntley, was elected City Council Member in a special election in Queens' District 28 on Tuesday. Wills beat out six other candidates to take the seat formerly held by Councilman Thomas White, Jr. who died in August.

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Cuomo Wins Governor's Race, Schumer and Gillibrand Returning to Senate

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Andrew Cuomo is elected governor of New York State, taking over the office his father won 28 years ago.

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Cuomo is New York's Next Governor, Schumer and Gillibrand Returning to Senate

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

WNYC

Andrew Cuomo is elected governor of New York State, taking over the office his father won twenty-eight years ago. Cuomo easily defeated Carl Paladino, a self financed businessman who promised to take a baseball bat to the state's political establishment. Instead, New Yorkers elected a political veteran with a long Democratic pedigree.

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Ballot Issues, Front and Back

Monday, November 01, 2010

WNYC
I did at the beginning of our conversation, I did indicate next to, but as I said to you, it's below. I do not think it will cause any confusion to the voter.

-Julie Dent, president of the NYC Board of Elections, on The Brian Lehrer Show explaining precisely how voters should mark their paper ballots.

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After the Midterms...

Friday, October 29, 2010

WNYC
Obama's brand has changed so much and he has lost so much altitude with so many of the key constiuencies that he was so strong with in 2008.

-John Heilemann, national political columnist for New York Magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive: Why They are Going

Friday, October 29, 2010

WNYC
How will we know if they succeed? Will we all wake up Sunday morning feeling just a little bit more sane?

-David Carr, media columnist for the business section of The New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Is There a Democratic Way to be Attorney General?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

WNYC
The job of attorney general is to fight crime and corruption wherever it occurs and to be the people's lawyer, really with the view to standing up to powerful interests whether they are Democrats or Republicans, on Wall Street, in Albany or on Main Street.

- Eric Schneiderman, Democratic candidate for NY Attorney General, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Voter Turnout During Midterm Elections Explained

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The 2008 election saw voters come out in record numbers. But next week’s election is expected to draw far fewer people to the polls, perhaps signaling a return to the lackluster turnout we’ve seen for years. It’s a Free Country, WNYC’s dedicated election Web site, has been looking at the nitty-gritty of voter participation. Reporter Eileen Markey joins Amy Eddings for a discussion about voter turnout.

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Obama and the Base that Isn't

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WNYC
"There is no doubt that when Barack Obama chose Geitner and Summers it was a slap in the face of poor people it was a slap in the face of working people it was clear that jobs and homes and crime would be after thoughts and the first priority would the investment banks, Wall Street, elites and oligarchs. It was a very revealing move."

- Cornel West, University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Voter Turnout Not as Bad as Thought, But Still Anemic in Certain Quarters

Monday, October 25, 2010

WNYC
The people who vote tend to be better educated, higher income, they own their own homes, they are whiter, they tend to be older. So we have this skew in our electoral system...And by the way, in a midterm election that skewness is even more pronounced than in a presidential election.

- Michael McDonald,professor of government and politics at George Mason University

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Voters Angry and Frustrated, but Thoughtful, Roadtripping Reporters Say

Thursday, October 21, 2010

WNYC
The biggest concern is that they don't think their kids are going to live as well as they have. That the country is sliding backward and they don't see a major recovery or where the next generation of new jobs are going to come from.

- Joel Klein, political columnist for TIME Magazine talking about what he heard from voters on a 6,000 roadtrip across the country on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Running on, or from, Healthcare

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WNYC
I'm not saying it is a perfect bill, but it is a landmark bill. It will do for most of America what medicare did for those over 65. It changes the entire view of health care in America. It used to be that if you were over 65, you, on average, got inferior health care. After 1965, the elderly could count on good health care.

- Rush Holt, member of Congress from New Jersey's 12th District on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Religion in American Politics

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WNYC
There used to be lots of progressive Democrats in the pews on Sunday and lots of unchurched conservatives and now both of those categories have more or less disappeared.

- Robert Putnam, co-author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Social Issues in 2010: Are Candidates Preying on Prejudice?

Friday, October 15, 2010

WNYC
I don't think we have a huge social values campaign occurring this year. The Republicans are picking up most of their support, quite frankly, off of the economy and this is just sort of an extra kicker.

- Matt Towery, conservative columnist and author of Paranoid Nation, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Handicapping the Midterms

Friday, October 15, 2010

WNYC
I think a lot of voters find it very satisfying when the big spender doesn't manage to spend his or her way into office and it does not seem that these ads are finding their mark.

- Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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