Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Cruz Touting Trump's Democratic Ties

Friday, March 25, 2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is running ads in New York about Donald Trump's contributions to Democrats.


As Donald Trump Rises, So Do Prices for Books About Him

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Got an old book about Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump? You might want to dust it off and sell it on E-Bay or Amazon.


Long Islanders Say None of the Above for President

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Many independent Long Island voters don't like either likely choice in the U.S. Presidential election.

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Super Tuesday Pushes Race Closer to New York-New York Election

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win 7 out of 12 states. Tuesday's results point to a general election where New York may be strangely relevant. 


The Koch Brothers Hate Trump But Their Tea Party Doesn't

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The billionaire brothers have lost control of the movement they helped to create.

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Media Struggle With How to Cover Trump

Friday, February 12, 2016

News outlets cannot decide whether Donald Trump is a joke, a demagogue, or the next Republican nominee for U.S. President.

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For Donald Trump, Failure Is Not an Option

Monday, February 08, 2016

Donald Trump doesn't acknowledge failure, but it happens to him, just like everyone else.

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Fair Play: Donald Trump's Golf Antics Scrutinized

Friday, January 29, 2016

Donald Trump is accused of cheating on the golf course; but what constitutes cheating is up for interpretation.


Palin Endorsement Could Sway NYC Evangelicals to Trump's Side

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Trump said Tuesday he expects the Palin endorsement will win him votes.

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Poll Finds Christie Struggles, Trump Surges in New Hampshire

Monday, January 11, 2016

NH voters care most about terrorism, but don't see Christie as the solution, according to Monmouth University poll.

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Lapsed Democrats and Independents Driving Trump Support

Friday, January 08, 2016

A bastion of Trump support turns out to be the blue state of New York.

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As Freeze Hits, Cuomo Orders Homeless Off Streets

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order requiring cities to shelter the homeless in freezing weather takes effect Tuesday.

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Bratton and Kelly Spar Over Crime Statistics

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has accused the de Blasio administration of fudging crime stats to make the city appear safer. 

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In New York, Other Candidates Tower Over Trump

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Siena College poll finds most New Yorkers believe Donald J. Trump will not be elected president.

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Trump's Announcement He Won't Go to Israel Is Met with Sigh of Relief

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Trump proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. puts even the hawkish Netanyahu in a tough spot.


Manhattan to Get New Area Code

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The New York State Public Service Commission announced Tuesday that the area code 332 will serve both residential and business clients.

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Christie Researching Options on Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expects to know by Wednesday what his options are for refusing Syrian refugees.

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Climate Activists Want Stronger Commitment From de Blasio

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ahead of the Paris summit, a coalition of activists want New York City to strengthen its commitment to renewable energy.

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Dumbo Developer Proposes Schools in New Apartment Buildings

Friday, November 13, 2015

Two Trees principal Jed Walentas says New York City developers should donate the lower floors of all new high rises to the city in exchange for building higher.

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How Do You Get to the End of the 2nd Avenue Subway?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The latest deal on MTA funding won't even finish the line's second phase — let alone the third and the fourth. Which means the hunt for more money is on. 

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