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Stephen Reader

Stephen Reader appears in the following:

Explainer: Why 60 percent of NC Voters Didn't Understand Amendment One

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

On Tuesday voters in North Carolina voted in huge numbers to ban same-sex marriage. And yet, 60 percent don't fully understand what the legislation they voted on actually does.

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Timeline | Pedro Espada's Long Dance with the Law

Monday, May 07, 2012

Former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada is currently facing charges that he looted around a half million dollars from the nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network, but it is far from the first time the politician has had brushes with the law. WNYC created an interactive look back at Espada's fraught history with the rules dating back to 2000.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Cuomo continues to work around the Legislature, while Mr. Christie goes to Wisconsin.

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Thanks SuperPACs! Negative Political Ads Up 70 Percent

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Seven out of ten political ads have been negative during the 2012 election cycle. It's a far cry from 2008, when only one in ten ads attacked candidates by name — and when interest groups weren't funding the majority of political ads.

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Adios Newt: What Gingrich's SuperPAC Should Buy Next

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

That's all, folks. Now what happens to the Super PAC leftovers?

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On bin Laden Anniversary, Romney and Giuliani Visit 9/11 First Responders

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A year to the day after a team of Navy SEALs stormed Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, Mitt Romney was visiting firefighters in New York.

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As GOP Opens Field Offices, Romney Trailing in Most Battleground States

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Republican Party will have field offices open in 12 key battleground states by mid-May. It's an infrastructure Mitt Romney will inherit when we finally stop putting "presumptive" in front of "nominee," and one he'll rely on to overcome recent polling deficits in crucial contests.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cuomo welcomes solar energy, and Christie bids farewell to the New Jersey Nets, as only he can.

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Romney's Tri-State Swing: Six Fundraisers and a Few Unanswered Questions

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming off the Northeastern primaries on Tuesday, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will attend six fundraising events in New York and New Jersey.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 20, 2012

One man gets named to Time's 100 Most Influential list, while the other denies falling asleep at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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SI Borough Prez Will Endorse Long for Senate

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro will endorse Republican Wendy Long in her bid for U.S. Senate this year, Long's campaign announced Tuesday morning.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cuomo embraces "Obamacare," Christie defends his tunnel vision, and late heroics crown this week's surprise winner.

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Post Campaign, the Cain Train Rolls On in New York

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Herman Cain explains how he's trying to close the GOP's enthusiasm gap, and what was behind that bizarre rabbit ad.

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Catching Up With Herman Cain

Thursday, April 12, 2012

He may no longer be making headlines or dropping one-liners at the debates, but former GOP front-runner Herman Cain is still an active presence in the Republican Party. The "Hermanator" spoke last night at an event sponsored by the Columbia University College Republicans. Stephen Reader, contributor to It's A Free Country, spoke with the GOP star about his campaign, the remaining Republican field, and his series of controversial YouTube videos.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Both governors made big investments this week: one in infrastructure, the other in Israel.

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The Mitt Romney Inevitability Playlist

Friday, March 30, 2012

George H.W. Bush quoted Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" when suggesting that the not-Romneys drop out. Here are several other songs that the Romney camp could use as exit music for the other candidates.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cuomo gets a budget deal done early, while Christie live-tweets a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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Listen | Day 3 Highlights from the Supreme Court Health Care Case

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On the final day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court concerning the constitutionality of the 2010 health care overhaul, questions of “severability” and “coercion” came to the fore.

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Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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Listen | Day 2 Highlights from the Supreme Court Health Care Case

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On the second day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance, the Supreme Court weighed the federal government’s argument that health care is different from all other products.

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