Eric Lipton

national reporter in the Washington bureau of the New York Times

Eric Lipton appears in the following:

Deceptive Lobbying Steers Debate on Highway Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As Congress debates whether to allow bigger trucks on the nation's highways, trucking and railway industries hope to sway lawmakers through deceptive lobbying tactics. 

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The Secret Government Relationship Worth Millions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A New York Times investigation finds that state attorneys general have formed unprecedented alliances with energy firms—relationships worth millions.

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Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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Today's Highlights | February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Also On Today's Show: Alaska has been experiencing abnormally warm weather this winter, which is presenting all sorts of challenges and even dangers...A federal lawsuit reveals that the corn refinery and sugar industries secretly funded Washington-based non profits and experts to grab market share and promote health risks of the opposing party's products.

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The Lobbying Behind the Minimum Wage

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for a hike in the minimum wage. Now the lobbying efforts - for and against - are underway. Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his reporting on a few key groups trying to win the public relations battle.


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After Sandy: Housing Recovery

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the government effort to provide housing assistance for those displaced by Sandy. Then, WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez talks about local aid for the displaced. 


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U.S. Diplomats and Boeing

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the WikiLeaks cables that reveal the U.S. diplomatic role in selling Boeing to the rest of the world.

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Rangel's Fundraising Scandal

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eric Lipton, investigative reporter for the Washington bureau at the New York Times, talks about the ethics charges against Congressman Rangel having to do with fundraising for a City College educational center named after him, how common these kinds of donations are, and what an oil company has to do with it.

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International Backlash at New US Airline Security

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Air travelers from any of 14 countries specified by the Obama administration will be subjected to extra security procedures if they wish to fly into the U.S. This measure is a direct response to the alleged Christmas Day almost-bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who failed in his attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. The countries on the list: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. Washington correspondent for The New York Times Eric Lipton has been following these developments and he says that many of the countries are accusing the United States of racial and ethnic profiling and calling it unfair. Nuala McGovern, host of the BBC's "World Have Your Say," posed the question– "Can profiling stop terrorism?" – to people from countries on the list, and the responses she got were overwhelming.

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Intelligence and Flight Security in 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Later today, President Obama gets a preliminary report on what went wrong in the country's airport security systems. One of the things the report will mention is how U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted a call back in August that warned of a terror attack being carried out by a Nigerian man. Despite that, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got onto a plane in Amsterdam with PETN on his person.

We talk to New York Times reporter Eric Lipton, who broke this story. And we are also joined by international security analyst Bob Ayers, who's had a 30-year career in the intelligence services including the CIA, military intelligence and the National Security agency. He tells us why it's so difficult to fix the nation's intelligence system.

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White House Objects to Foreign Investment, Cites National Security

Friday, December 18, 2009

Increased international investment in U.S. properties is one sign that the global economic downturn is easing. But the Obama administration isn't pleased by all of the proposed investments. The New York Times reports in an exclusive story that the White House is citing national security concerns in objecting to two investment poposals by companies controlled by China and the United Arab Emirates. Times Washington correspondent Eric Lipton is covering the story.


Hot on the trail of the bailout funds

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Remember way back when Congress handed out $350 billion to bailout the financial services industry? Well people are starting to wonder where that money went. New York Times reporter, Eric Lipton, has been following the billions of dollars that was given out to banks and lending institutions across the nation and finds that a lot of banks are just holding on to their funds. He joins us now, hot on the trail of all that money.

Read Eric Lipton's article, In Michigan, Bank Lends Little of Its Bailout Funds, in today's New York Times


Bailout veterans cash in

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy days are here again for a group of former senior government officials who were involved in the savings and loan bailout of the 1990s. Now they are lawyers, investors, and lobbyists perfectly positioned to profit from the $700 billion being handed out by the U.S. Treasury Department. Eric Lipton of the New York Times gives The Takeaway his analysis.

Want more information? Check out Eric Lipton's article in the New York Times.

"Those people who know how to buy are getting ready to buy big right now."
— Eric Lipton on profiting from the bailout