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Sarah Kate Kramer

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DiNapoli Keeps Seat, By Narrow Margin

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

WNYC

In what turned out to be one of the closest races in New York State, in the wee hours of the morning, Democrat Thomas DiNapoli narrowly beat Wall Street mogul Harry Wilson and retained his seat in the State Comptroller's office.

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Democrats Hold the U.S. Senate - and What That Means for Schumer

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Sen. Charles Schumer says, "the best is yet to come."

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Hydrofracking: Economic Opportunity or Environmental Hazard - Or Both?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"There's interesting conflict on the environmental side, between local people here in the city and in Albany, and in the national environmental groups mostly headquartered in Washington, who look at natural gas and they don't always want to say 'no' to every form of energy. Some national environmental groups have actually had real tension with the local people who don't like it. Because they say, 'I want to say yes to something, and natural gas has a quite a bit about it that's attractive.'"

- Ilya Marritz, WNYC Reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show

 

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A Very Special Election: City Council District 28

Monday, October 25, 2010

On the national and state level, this political season has been rich enough in terms of outlier candidates and weird political shenanigans, but the local race in City Council District 28 (Queens) also has a cast of characters worth noting. They're all running in the non-partisian special election for City Council Member on November 2, due to the death of Councilman Thomas White, Jr. this August.

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Climate Change, A Missed Opportunity?

Monday, October 25, 2010

"What these guys were trying to do was stop runaway global warming−not to be dramatic about it—but something that affects the future of mankind, right? And you get into these negotiations with the senators and the concerns can be extremely parochial."

- Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, October 25, 2010

The NYT's David Sanger joins Kerry Nolan to talk about the upcoming midterm elections, and then crosses the ocean to analyze the different reactions to austere budget cuts in France and Britain.

Voter Test Prep: The Charter Revision Questions

Friday, October 22, 2010

WNYC

Candidates aren't the only choices voters will have to make on the (increasingly confusing) New York ballot. Term limits, one of the most controversial legacies of Mayor Bloomberg, are back with a vengence—do you support reimposing a two term limit on city elected officials?  Plus, you'll need to say yay or nay to a seven-tiered proposal to revise the City Charter.

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Immigrant Advocacy Groups Work to 'Get Out the Vote'

Monday, October 18, 2010

As Election Day draws closer, immigrant advocacy organizations are ramping up their "get out the vote" campaigns.

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan in His Own Words

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We're a manufacturing city. If we ever cease to be that we will begin to die. And we are ceasing, we're losing jobs. We can get them back, but only as we understand that is the first priority we have. Jobs, that's the first priority, jobs, that's the second priority. The third priority is jobs.

-Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Odd Men Out: Three Third Party Chairmen on the NY Election

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I think the Democratic party nationwide represents clearly the left, and I think the Republican party nationwide clearly represents the right, both on economic  and social issues. And I think it's important not to be vanilla, you can't just be vanilla in this world and political parties have a responsibility to speak out both on economic and social issues.

-Michael Long, Conservative Party of New York State Chairman, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Don't Ask Don't Tell - Does Constitutionality Matter?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Barack Obama and his administration are now put in the uncomfortable position of defending the constitutional issue of the same policy that they would like to see repealed. So you have the political strategy on the one hand and you have the very real constitutional issues on the other. So the Judge has put them in a very awkward position.

-Jami Floyd, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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True/False: Rational Redistricting Is Possible

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

There's icing on the cake this year for the political party that takes control over the state legislature: the power to redraw districts for the State Senate, State Assembly and U.S. Congress that will last for the next decade. At the end of this year, the U.S. Census Bureau will have counted the total number of residents--and since New York's population has slightly decreased, it's expected the state will lose two seats in the House.

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True/False: The Republicans Drive The Economy Into A Ditch

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

It is absolutely fair to say that both parties bear some blame for being seduced by the notion that Wall Street and banks could effectively regulate themselves. 700 years of financial history disproves that, and people on both sides got too comfortable with that notion.'

-Jim Himes, U.S. Congressman for Connecticut's 4th District, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, October 04, 2010

Kerry Nolan and NYT correspondent David Sanger  talk about how other countries are responding to China's currency manipulations. Plus, they get into some White House gossip.

Was the Stimulus Good For America?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"When you build a bridge, when you build a canal, when you build a railroad, when you build the Hoover Dam in the 30s, when you look at all the infrastructure that was done, when you build an airport, that tends to pay dividends for years and decades to come in ways that people can't imagine."

-Dan Gross on The Brian Lehrer Show on September 29.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, September 27, 2010

David Sanger joins Kerry Nolan to discuss a mysterious computer worm attacking Iran's industrial plants, as well as the growing pressure President Obama is putting on China to revalue its currency.

True or False: Money Is the Root Of Everything That’s Wrong In Politics

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When you have millionaires at war with fundraisers in an election season, with just a little scratching, money starts to come out of the woodwork. WNYC's been covering a gaping loophole in New York's campaign finance regulations--Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs.

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The Art of Farming, Food as Art

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sotheby’s will host a special heirloom auction on Thursday evening -- edible heirlooms, that is. Its mission? To raise awareness of heirloom vegetables and money for two charitable organizations.

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Being King of California Means Wearing A Crown of Thorns

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I wrote a column once saying anybody who runs for governor of california ought to be required to undergo a psychiatric examination. Because demonstrably, the state very likely is ungovernable at least in the conventional sense of the word.

-Dan Walters, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee, on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Car Czar Looks Back at The Bailout

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It would have been the economic equivalent of an atomic bomb on the midwest."

-Steven Rattner, President Obama's former car czar and author of Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry in America on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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