Jay Newton-Small

Washington Correspondent, Time Magazine

Jay Newton-Small appears in the following:

Women Score in Key Senate Races

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It wasn't just a major win for Democrats, it was also a historic night for women as female candidates won many of these races bringing the United States Senate to its highest level of female Senators ever. Jay Newton-Small is the congressional correspondent for Time Magazine. Also joining the program is Anna Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country. 


Super Fallout

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time magazine, discusses how the failure to reach 2013 budget recommendations may have an impact right away.

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Video Club: Are Secret Committees as Good as they Sound on The West Wing?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sometimes political truth is stranger than political fiction, but the fiction is always more fun.

For that reason, It's A Free Country brings you Video Club with Brian Lehrer, in which our veteran analysts looks at the fun-house mirrors of our government's (in)action: television and the silver screen. What did the writers get right, and where did they flop? Why were the fictional characters more sympathetic, or more detestable? How did the political theater play out in real life? More often than not, it's the reality that looks funny.

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Assessing Newt's Fate and the GOP's Field of Presidential Hopefuls

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yesterday, a half-dozen senior advisers on the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign team resigned. Gingrich’s campaign manager was among the six. At the very least they’ve made the political comeback that Gingrich was working on a bit more complicated. At worst, they’d destroyed his hopes for unseating President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. 


The Good, the Bad, and the Earmarks

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Senate Republicans recently followed their colleagues in the House, voting behind closed doors to approve a moratorium on all Congressional earmarks for two years. President Obama supports a ban on earmarks, but many Senate Democrats don't agree: So far, only two Democrats in the Senate have publicly come out in favor of the ban. Can the new Congress find any common ground on the issue? And how would an outright ban on earmarks affect small cities and towns?

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Congressional Update: Earmarks, Rangel, and More

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time Magazine, talks about the ethics committee hearing for Congressman Charles Rangel and other Congressional news.

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The Agenda: Housing and GDP Numbers, Midterm Primaries, Remembering Ted Kennedy's Death

Monday, August 23, 2010

A number of economic indicators are due out this week, including existing and new home sales, and 2nd quarter GDP figures — all are expected to plummet. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, is describing this as a "slowdown" this week: "Right now, we're in the slow days of summer. The president is on vacation and Congress is in recess," he says.


Racial Tensions in Congress?

Monday, August 02, 2010

Two long serving African-American House lawmakers have run into ethics problems, and some in Washington say they are being unfairly targeted based on their race.

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Jobs Bill = Bipartisanship?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Congressional correspondent for Time Magazine and contributor to Time’s Swampland blog Jay Newton-Small will talk about the jobs bill expected to pass the Senate today, why five Republicans broke party rank to vote for it, and what that means for bipartisanship in Washington.

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Takeouts: Harry Reid's Jobs Bill, Bode Miller Wins Gold, Listeners' Top Sports Movie for Sports-Haters

Monday, February 22, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: An update from Time Magazine Washington correspondent Jay Newton-Small on legislation President Obama just introduced that would crack down on insurance companies. It's the first time the president has introduced legislation in the health care debate.
  • OLYMPICS TAKEOUT: From Vancouver, New York Times reporter, Jason Stallman recaps the Olympics weekend, including the U.S.- Canada hockey team and Bode Miller's gold performance in the super combined.
  • LISTENER RESPONSE: All weekend our listeners called in with their nominations for the top sports movies for people who hate sports. We hear some of your favorites.


Haitians Seeking Refuge in the US Spark Debate on Immigration

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More than two weeks after the earthquake struck in Haiti, destroying homes and tearing apart families, Haitians are scrambling to find new places to live. It is expected that many may seek refuge in Miami, a city which already has a large Haitian immigrant population.


Update on Haiti

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Time magazine’s Jay Newton-Small joins us from Port-au-Prince to describe what she’s seen since she arrived on Friday. And Gillian Dunn, who is heading up International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in Haiti, will discuss how yesterday’s 6.1 magnitude aftershock has affected aid efforts there. ...

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Takeouts: Economic Exits, Aisle-Jumping Pol, Serena Williams

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

  • Finance Takeout: So far, the federal government and banks have done swift work disentangling public and private interests, following the massive economic rescue effort launched last year. But Newsweek columnist Dan Gross says the Fed's hardest work is just around the corner. Gross says raising interest rates and cutting ties to the housing market are tough but necessary moves to truly get back to business as usual.
  • Politics Takeout: Time Magazine's Jay Newton Small reports on Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith's defection from the Democratic party to the Republican side of the aisle. 
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin with his second of top ten sports moments of the year: Serena Williams.


Takeouts: Health Reform, College Bowls, Listeners on the Economy

Monday, December 07, 2009

  • Washington: Jay Newton-Small, of Time Magazine, discusses the week's health care reform negotiations in the Senate a day after President Obama huddled his party for a "pep talk."
  • Sports Takeouts: Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin questions if Texas belongs in the BCS Championship; and he previews the Ravens vs. the Packers on Monday Night Football.
  • Listeners' Takeouts: Listeners have written and called in to tell us how the better-than-expected unemployment numbers are affecting their towns and neighborhoods. Some are wondering what worse than expected might look like. 


Unpacking the Health Care Debate

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

After over three months of bipartisan negotiations the U.S. Senate's Finance Committee is expected to unveil their much-anticipated plan for reforming the nations's health care system. The Finance committee has been working on the $880 billion proposal for months, but does not appear to have garnered any Republican backing despite the best efforts of the committee chair, Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana). Our own Todd Zwillich, long a denizen of Capitol Hill, and Time Magazine's Washington correspondent Jay Newton-Small talk us through the behind-the-scenes wrangling taking place in the halls of Congress.

Ever wonder how a bill becomes a law? Here's an explanation:


Outbursts, Apologies and Incidentally, Health Care

Friday, September 11, 2009

The president laid out his plans for health care reform Wednesday night — or at least he tried to. He woke up Thursday morning to see that the headlines were stolen by an outburst from a little-known congressman from South Carolina. This morning we talk to our man on Capitol Hill, Todd Zwillich, and Jay Newton-Small, Washington reporter for Time Magazine, about apologies and how the latest uninsured numbers will shape the health care debate from here on out.

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Summer Over, Congress Heads Back to Hill

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

It’s official: summer vacation is over and Congress is back in session, preparing to pick up where they left off. This week, President Obama will attempt to take back control of the health care debate in a prime-time speech Wednesday night.

Joining us for a round table discussion on what awaits the President this week – from health care to Afghanistan to the overall happiness of the nation – is Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times; Jay Newton-Small, Washington reporter for Time Magazine; and Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports.

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Obama to Give Congress Prescription for Health Care

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The White House announced an addition to the president's agenda next Wednesday; he will speak about health care reform before a joint session of Congress. Obama's oration skills have long been considered one of his strengths, but pundits wonder if a few words from the bully pulpit can bring about agreement on the challenging health care bill. Joining us with a preview of what the president might say is Jay Newton-Small, Washington reporter for Time Magazine. We also speak to presidential historian Allan Lichtman, from American University, for a look at how presidents have waged their battles with Congress in recent decades.

"The president has got to come up with some kind of plan. And the members of Congress have got to zip their lips, and zip their egos and do one thing and one thing only, get that plan through."
—Presidential historian Allan Lichtman on how President Obama can pass health care reform

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Obama Returns to D.C., Health Care Debate

Monday, August 31, 2009

President Barack Obama is back at work this week, and it's safe to say that health care reform will remain at the top of the president's agenda. Will President Obama still try to compromise with Republicans or will the president and Democrats go it alone, using procedural techniques to pass reform with a simple majority in the Senate? Here to help us understand the very difficult path to health care reform is Jay Newton-Small, Washington reporter for Time Magazine.


The Dog Days of the Health Care Debate

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Will the passing of Senator Kennedy effect the outcome of health care reform? Our guests talk about how they remember the senator as well as how the health care debate rolls on during these dog days of summer. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are looking at one very influential group in particular: senior citizens. And while the Republicans wait for Senator Charles Grassley to decide where he falls on the debate, the Democrats continue to rally around their new poster politician for health care reform, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. To make sense of this week in the health care reform debate is Jay Newton-Small, Washington reporter for Time Magazine; Jonathan Wilson, public radio reporter for WAMU in Washington; and Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-VA).

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