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Sarah Kate Kramer

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Campaign Trailer Critic: Mitt Romney's 'Believe in America'

Thursday, April 28, 2011

WNYC

Throughout the 2012 campaign season, It's A Free Country's political film critic Sarah Kate Kramer will be analyzing the videos released by presidential hopefuls. Today that hopeful is Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney's going for the gentle great uncle look these days. In his video announcing his 2012 presidential exploratory committee, there's Mitt in pulled focus, standing against the soft background of a football stadium (the good old boy at the good old American game) at the University of New Hampshire. He's wearing a pink undershirt and his hair is showing the beginning signs of gray. Sigh...he just seems like a straight-talking, sweet, sensible guy.

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Campaign Trailer Critic: T-Paw's New Direction

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Throughout the 2012 campaign season, It's A Free Country's political film critic Sarah Kate Kramer will be analyzing the videos released by presidential hopefuls. Today that hopeful is Tim Pawlenty.

T-Paw is developing a brand. Despite his understated national profile, the man has a sophisticated video editing team behind him. His presidential exploratory committee video could not be more different from that of Mitt Romney, who's going for the soft and cuddly look. T-Paw is all lights, camera, action hero!

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Former Senator Bayh Says Political Parties More Alienated Than Ever

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I think will happen is with that looming deadline, both sides will stake out positions that are in substantial disagreement, there will be a long political tussle about it, we'll tiptoe right up to the precipice, look over the precipice and decide we don't want to jump over.

Evan Bayh, former Senator of Indiana and Fox News contributor, on the upcoming Congressional battle on extending the federal debt ceiling.

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Niche Market | L & M Furriers

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Ron Paul - The Libertarian Poster Boy

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Popular among college boys, Paul has won the straw poll competition at the Conservative Political Action Conference (heavily attended by students) for two years in a row. He's not the most conservative candidate, but he's got an "every man out for himself" attitude that endears him to capitalism purists and has a penchant for independent speeches that's made him an Internet sensation.

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Roy Moore, the 'Ten Commandments Judge'

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Roy Moore, aka the "Ten Commandments Judge" who declared his Presidential exploratory committee for a 2012 run, is mostly infamous for a heartfelt political stunt.

He's the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who secretly installed a five-ton granite rock carved with the Ten Commandments into the state courthouse one night. He refused to get rid of it even when ordered to by a federal judge, which ultimately got him fired. Moore then traveled the country with his rock, billing himself as a hero to the Christian right. He truly, fervently believes in the power of the Rock. He also calls himself a "Constitutionalist." (In case you were wondering, the exact phrase "Separation of Church and State" is not in the Constitution).

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Is Roe v. Wade Still The Law?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I think we're going to see a huge surge not just in this kind of legislation at the state level, but a huge surge in states saying, "Well, if fetal pain is the new standard then we're going to try for fetal pain," and that will have the effect of hollowing out Roe v. Wade without the [Supreme] Court having to lift a finger.

Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor at Slate.

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Know Your Republican Contenders

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's almost off-to-the-races time! With only months to go before the first Republican presidential debate, the big question right now is who will run. Some front-runners are remaining coy while others are off filing for exploratory committees. It's A Free Country breaks down who's in the mix and their campaign status, from Romney and Huckabee to Palin and Trump

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Niche Market | Inside the Anime Castle

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WNYC

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Niche Market | Streit's Matzos

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow and video below.

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Cuomo Can Play Both Sides in Rent Regulation Debate

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WNYC

In Washington, dinner party conversations revolve around politics. In New York, it’s real estate. And that conversation is reaching a fevered pitch as the June 15th rent regulation laws are set to expire, giving tenant advocates cause for alarm that the deadline will come and go without an agreement in Albany that strengthens their cause.  

In this debate, Governor Cuomo’s deep ties to both tenant groups and the real estate industry are positioning him as a power broker.

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No Shutdown, But What's Next?

Monday, April 11, 2011

The debate that needs to happen is one that has to do with what we as Americans get from our government, what we expect, what we want, and want we're willing to pay for. That debate is one that I think a lot of Americans would be surprised to find out the realities of where the money is.

— Jake Tapper, Senior White House correspondent for ABC News, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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So Who is Dennis Walcott?

Friday, April 08, 2011

Dennis M. Walcott, 59, a Queens native, was appointed Chancellor of New York City Public Schools by Mayor Bloomberg on Thursday morning, immediately following Cathie Black's resignation.

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Weiner Takes on Ryan and Shutdown

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I dispute that it's a very courageous document. In fact it's basically the same kind of political things we've heard from this party for a long time, they're not particularly fond of Medicare, they have real contempt for Medicaid, yet they don't have any ideas of how to reduce costs on their own, all it's doing is cost shifting.

—Rep. Anthony Weiner on Rep. Paul Ryan's 10 year budget proposal, speaking on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Next Up: Maintaining Ethics in Albany

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

With the budget out of the way, Albany is turning its attention to new ethics rules for legislators. Governor Cuomo and Speaker Sheldon Silver say they’ve worked out a deal, helped in part by scandal after scandal after scandal in the New York statehouse.

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Snake Wrangler Details the Art of Capturing a Cobra

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The same day the Bronx Zoo cobra was captured after it vanished for nearly a week, professional reptile wrangler Shaun Heflick weighed in and said New Yorkers never had much to worry about.

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Stiglitz on American Inequality: 'Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%'

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Most Americans are worse off than they were ten years ago, a dozen years ago, so it's actually trickle up economics. All the gains in our economic growth have gone to those at the top.

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy,on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Cuomo's Medicaid Medicine Going Down Pretty Well

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Folks in healthcare in New York recognized also that outside of New York there is also a conservative extreme in American politics that really wants to dismantle our governmental  programs, so candidly, while there were big cuts in New York, if you look at the glass half full, this was Democrats, Republicans, Governor and legislature coming together essentially to affirm a modified, a reduced but nonetheless a very comprehensive fifty billion dollar Medicaid program in New York.

 Jim Tallon, president of the United Hospital Fund, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Niche Market | Rain or Shine Umbrellas

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Beinart Analysis: Obama's Libya Speech

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

There will always be terrible, terrible things that happen in the world and it is way beyond America's capacity to stop all of them, particularly in a military sense. So the real world choice is humanitarian intervention never, or humanitarian intervention occasionally. Humanitarian intervention always, to stop every humanitarian slaughter, is simply never going to be in this world a possibility.

Peter Beinart, senior political writer for  The Daily Beast, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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