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Eileen Markey

Eileen Markey appears in the following:

In Uncontested Races, An Election But No Choice

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WNYC
In many New York elections, voters have no choice of candidates, as Senate and Assembly members run unopposed in specially-drawn electoral districts they are sure to win.

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Comptrolling Albany: DiNapoli vs. Wilson

Monday, October 11, 2010

WNYC
I worked to restructure broken companies, which is why I am running for New York State comptroller — to help restructure the broken operations of New York State.

-Harry Wilson, Republican for New York State Comptroller, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Judging Judges

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

WNYC
Judges will often engage in behavior to make sure they stay below the radar, that they don't make a controversial decision. And that means for example, often times much harsher sentencing practices in the run-up to a retention election.

-Keith Bybee, professor at Syracuse University College of Law, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Walter Mondale Can't Abide Intolerance — or Secrets

Monday, October 04, 2010

WNYC
I can't really abide the kind of intolerance and rigidity and kind of shouting. I just wasn't raised that way. The only way to get anywhere is to talk. Judge Learned Hand, the famous judge once said, 'The spirit of liberty begins with the notion that you might be wrong.'

-Walter Mondale, former Vice President of the United States, on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Debating Immigration in the New York Election

Monday, October 04, 2010

WNYC
There is no such things as too many immigrants. This is a country of immigrants. the question is illegal immigration. That's what we oppose. Not immigration. Of course not.

-Randy Altschuler, Republican and Conservative Party nominee for Congress from New York's 1st District, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Obama Voters Waiting for Inspiration

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

"So this is incumbent upon us to do our part to get people out, to let them know, yes, maybe the president hasn't lived up to their expectations, but we can point out why. But this is no reason not to participate and not to continue to understand that elections are important."

-H. Carl McCall

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Getting Housing Finance Right

Monday, September 27, 2010

WNYC
"If we decide that the government should remain in housing finance, we are going to run into exactly the same problem, some crisis in the future, because government's involvement creates moral hazard."

-Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute

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New School Nutrition Bill: Better Lunch, Less for Dinner

Monday, September 27, 2010

WNYC

"It's ironic that we would want to improve nutrition for children and then take away parents' ability to buy them nutritious food."

-Aine Duggan vice president of the Food Bank for New York City on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Did Andrew Cuomo Feed the Subprime Crisis?

Monday, September 27, 2010

WNYC

"This is a pernicious practice. It's being somewhat cleaned up just now, but you are absolutely correct there is no justification for that. I won't speak for his motives, I don't know, but I think someone could be reasonably well suspicious what they were."

-Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research discussing Andrew Cuomo's record as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development The Brian Lehrer Show

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P.J. O'Rourke Says Tea Party is Good for Democracy

Monday, September 27, 2010

WNYC

Tea Party has definately increased political involvement, not only among Tea Party members but among people who oppose the Tea Party members.

-P. J. O'Rourke political humorist and Cato Institute research fellow The Brian Lehrer Show

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Two Republican Takes on Pledge to America

Friday, September 24, 2010

WNYC
What the pledge does do is a very healthy step in the right direction. It says no taxes increase in a recession. It says we have to focus on creating jobs. It says we have to control spending.

-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Gingrich defines Anti-colonialism, Calls Obama Radical

Friday, September 24, 2010

WNYC

It means you start out every morning with a belief that the West somehow exploited the rest of the world and therefore the West is not worthy of equal treatment.

-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Paladino Has Newt's Support

Friday, September 24, 2010

WNYC
If you want to rebuild jobs in New York State, Carl Paladino is the only choice in the election.

-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Jon Stewart, Political Leader? What Do You Think?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WNYC
We spend so much time running to the extremes that we no longer are able to relate to the other side. When you hang a label on yourself, or on someone else it's usually based on some very surface level things, or let's just say 25 percent of what that person is. But there's a whole other 75 percent trhat you can agree on, that you can find points of commonality.

-John, a caller from Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Does a Tax on the Wealthy Mean a Tax on Small Business?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WNYC
We've been at recessionary levels basically since September 2008 and having a real hard time for small businesses to dig their way out of a really tough economic stretch. And so I think any kind of increase in taxes is going to be a disincentive for investment, especially in the current environment.

-Bill Rys, tax counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business on The Brian Lehrer Show

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O'Donnell Aside, Don't Dismiss Tea Party, Pundits Say

Monday, September 20, 2010

WNYC
I think people, especially in New York City are misunderstanding the Tea Party and misunderstanding the candidates, and I think they seem to be the only people whom a large percentage of the population really believes either has their best interests in mind, or at very least doesn't have more worse things set up for them. I really do think this is from the grassroots and these people, these representatives, these canidates really are representative of the people of the United States right now.

-Caller Alex from Jamaica, Queens, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Jimmy Carter on Iran, Hostages and the Hikers

Monday, September 20, 2010

WNYC
I don’t call them hostages now. They’re just prisoners who violated Iran’s sovereignty by crossing the border between Iraq and Iran, inadvertently they claim, and I go along with that. I just got back from North Korea, bringing out a prisoner who crossed the border from China, walked across a frozen river and was captured. We have to realize that those countries have a very different framework for law and violation of their borders than we do. My hope is that we will see the release of the hikers.

-President Jimmy Carter on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Strong TEA or Weak GOP? What Paladino Means

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC
Carl Paladino is giving voice to how much people in New York, particularly upstate, just feel like Albany just cannot, absolutely, represent their interests.

-Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, and Daily News columnist on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Republican Big "Cautiously Optimistic" for November

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC
I'm cautiously optimistic, but strongly so, that Republicans in the House are going to do so well in November. People are tired of the old politics of villainization, of attacks and they want to see ideas come to the table based on the common sense conservative principles of less taxes, of free enterprise.

-Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Minority Whip on The Takeaway

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Rivera's Victory was Rejection of Espada

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WNYC

Pedro Espada urged voters to "Defend What's Ours" in palm cards distributed on Election Day. Instead they kicked him out of office, by a wide margin.

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