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New York State Senate Still Undecided

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

It's the afternoon after election day, and we still don't know which party will claim a majority in the New York State Senate.

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No Experience? No Problem for GOP in NY House Races

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Political experience was an albatross in the midterm elections. As in many other races across the country, that was the case in New York's 13th Congressional District, where incumbent Democrat Michael McMahon lost to newcomer Republican Michael Grimm. 

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Cuomo Victory Called as Polls Close

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Polls closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night in New York. By 9:01, it was projected that Andrew Cuomo would be the state's next governor.

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One Last Look at the New York State Senate

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The New York State Senate, like the rest of our nation's government, may look very different tomorrow. But just what does it look like now? Here's a snapshot of the current Senate composition, including those expected to claim, retain, or steal a seat, and which races are still too close to call.

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Tea Party Troubadours

Friday, October 29, 2010

As if the Tea Party’s rallies didn’t irk liberals enough already, this week WNYC’s Studio 360 learned that the movement is cornering another market traditionally held by the left: protest songs.

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Polling Experts: Paladino Ran for Governor in "The Worst Possible Way"

Friday, October 22, 2010

One in four of his backers don’t like him or don’t know enough about him, and 43 percent of conservatives and 47 percent of Republicans are negative about Carl Paladino. This is not a candidacy that has any legs.

- Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Peter Diamond: Social Security an Easy Fix, Not Quick

Friday, October 22, 2010

True—easy to fix and in the current economic climate the perfect thing for Congress to be addressing…This is a moment to: a) do good policy, b) not harm the recovery, and c) reassure people that the U.S. has the ability to get things on track for the long run.

- Peter Diamond, Nobel Prize-winning economist, answering the question "Is Social Security easy to fix?" on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Meet the Minor Party Candidates

Monday, October 18, 2010

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They are going to balance the budget on the backs of working families…Anytime you have to balance a budget and you come in and say “No new taxes,” then you know the workers are going to suffer.

- Charles Barron, Freedom Party candidate for governor of New York, speaking about Carl Paladino and Andrew Cuomo on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Chris Dodd on the Dems' Rough Year

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time and time again, historically, doing the right thing was not always the popular thing to do. I happen to believe that regarding healthcare and financial reform, we did the right thing in both cases, and history will record that.

- Chris Dodd, Democratic Senator from Connecticut, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Everybody Loves Lucy

Friday, October 08, 2010

Lucille Ball knew however big the star, TV was a writer’s medium.  There was just no time for lots of takes to figure it out.  Every gesture, every glance, and every step was written into the script – and that’s the way Lucy wanted it.

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Voter Guide: New York Attorney General Race

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Eric Schneiderman (D) vs. Dan Donovan (R)

The race to become New York's next Attorney General is a contest between Democrat Eric Schneiderman, a current State Senator, and Republican Dan Donovan, current Staten Island District Attorney 

Eric Schneiderman (D)

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Voter Guide: New Jersey State Senate's 14th District Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Linda Greenstein (D) vs. Tom Goodwin (R)

The race for State Senator representing New Jersey's 14th district can be interpreted as a referendum on the leadership of New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie. Democrat Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, who has served in the Assembly since 2000, is trying to win the ...

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Voter Guide: Connecticut's 4th Congressional District Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jim Himes (D) vs. Dan Debicella (R)

The race to represent Connecticut's 4th Congressional District is a contest between incumbent Democrat Jim Himes, who was elected to Congress in 2008, and Republican Dan Debicella, who was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2006.

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Voter Guide: Connecticut U.S. Senate Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Richard Blumenthal (D) vs. Linda McMahon (R)

The race for U.S. Senator in Connecticut is a contest between Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who has served as the state's Attorney General since 1991, and Republican Linda McMahon, political newcomer and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Voter Guide: Connecticut Governor's Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dan Malloy (D) vs. Tom Foley (R)

The race for Governor of Connecticut is a contest between Democrat Dan Malloy, a former District Attorney and the longest-serving mayor of Stamford, CT, and Republican Tom Foley, who's been a GOP fundraiser for 30 years and was selected by the Bush administration ...

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Registering to Vote is Easy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

So you want to vote. But you’re not registered. Don’t freak out! You still have until October 8th to get in on the action in New York. (The deadline is October 12 in New Jersey and in Connecticut, mail-in forms have to be postmarked by October 19 or you can register in person until October 26.)

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Stewart, Colbert to Rally at Lincoln Memorial

Friday, September 17, 2010

Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced that they would hold sort-of-but-not-really-competing rallies at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.

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Rangel Wins Democratic Nomination, Defying Detractors

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Incumbent Congressman Charlie Rangel has won the Democratic nomination for his seat in New York's 15th district.  Despite recent controversy, he'll get a chance to be reelected to the post he's held since 1993, and he says that's not just a good thing for his constituents -- it's good for the president, too.

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Arcade Fire, Google Make Internet Even More Ridiculous

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

HTML5 is here, and if you're like me you have no idea what that means.  Thankfully, (and in a sentence I never thought I'd write),Arcade Fire and Google are here to help.  The indie band and the internet behemoth teamed up to make a music video called 'The Wilderness Downtown' with HTML5, showing just what the internet of the future looks like.

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360 Staff Pick: Mogwai Live

Monday, August 30, 2010

This new live album from post-rock darlings Mogwai might sound better than their studio records. The effects-laden guitar melodies tower a bit higher, but the inevitable crash of drums and strums is more deafening than ever. Special Moves is a collection of great songs spanning the band's entire career, accompanied by a DVD of gorgeous, black-and-white footage from a performance in Brooklyn. For the uninitiated, live albums don't normally act as good introductions. In this case, one could make an exception.

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