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Stephen Reader

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Explainer: Should Congress Have Term Limits (Part 3)

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Term limits might be good public policy—emphasis on "might"—and could give the political advantage to Republicans.

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Rising Gas Prices and President Obama's Re-Election

Monday, February 27, 2012

With high unemployment numbers, a slowly recovering economy, protest movements like Occupy and the Tea Party, the economy has been a hot topic for this election cycle. And for some politicians, the most important economic indicator is the price at the gas pump: last week Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich released a 30-minute ad that faults the Obama administration for rising gas prices.

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Explainer: Will High Gas Prices Hurt Obama's Re-Election Hopes?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Incumbent parties tend to fare poorly in elections when consumers feel like they're paying an arm and a leg at the pump. But it's more complicated than that.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Both rock stars in their own right, both trying to right their states' ships, and both building serious momentum for a potential presidential run. Every Friday, we'll look at who's week will look better on a résumé come 2016.

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Timeline | Rutgers Bullying Trial

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi is on trial for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010. Use our timeline to catch up on the events leading up to the trial, and get updates as the case proceeds.

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Explainer: Should Congress Have Term Limits? (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How do term limits change politics in the states that have them? In the case of California, they resulted in a legislature that gets less done.

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How Campaigns 'Microtarget' You

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Sasha Issenberg of Slate talks about the different ways campaigns—including the Obama administration—are using data analytics to target their message to voters.  He wrote the piece titled, "Dreamcatcher."

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Christie struggles with gay marriage and an increasingly-popular Obama, while Cuomo brokers another compromise. Whose week looks better on a 2016 presidential résumé?

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Explainer: Should Congress Have Term Limits? (Part 1)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A majority of Americans support putting term limits on Congress, and they may get their wish if Mitt Romney becomes president. But is it a good idea?

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Obama Courts Youth in 2013 Budget Address

Monday, February 13, 2012

Proposing a budget that would shrink the deficit by $4 trillion over the next ten years, President Obama hopes to stay in office for four of them.

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Santorum, Romney, Gingrich Make Their Pitch at CPAC

Friday, February 10, 2012

On Friday Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich each addressed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC.

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NJ Sen. Sweeney Says Gay Marriage Will Pass, Expects Christie to Veto

Friday, February 10, 2012

Despite a veto threat from Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney says the legislature is poised to pass a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Garden State.

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Frank Rich on the Eastwood Super Bowl Ad

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Frank RichNew York Magazine writer at large, discussed the Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad and the politics around it.

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How the Ninth Circuit Decided to Overturn Prop 8

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Dahlia Lithwicksenior editor at Slate, discussed the court ruling on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 and what might happen next.

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Explainer: Where the States Stand on Gay Marriage

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

California's Proposition 8, a law banning same-sex marriage in the state, has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals panel. Meanwhile, a bill to allow same-sex marriage in Washington state has passed the State Senate and is on its way to the House.

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SuperPAC Totals Only Tip of the Corporate Cash Iceberg: Watchdog

Monday, February 06, 2012

Thousands of pages of Federal Election Commission Filings released at the end of January show that businesses have helped Super PACs raise over $40 million so far. But current disclosure practices ensure there's no way to know how much corporations are really spending on elections, according to a campaign finance reform advocate.

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Explainer: How Candidates Take on the Tax Code

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

President Obama's "Buffett Rule," requiring at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Here's what your tax return could look like if he—or any of the other candidates for president—has his way.

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Early Returns From PAC Filings: Colbert Booms, Perry Busts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission trickle out today, and the early word is that Stephen Colbert's Super PAC raised just under $1 million, while former candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann floundered.

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Poll: More than 1/3 of Florida Republicans Still Waiting for New Candidate

Monday, January 30, 2012

While a Suffolk University poll finds Mitt Romney opening up a 20-point lead on Newt Gingrich in Florida, data also show that 40 percent of Republicans in the Sunshine State are still waiting for a savior.

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Explainer: Is Mitt Romney the 'Most Anti-Immigrant' Republican?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney the "most anti-immigrant" Republican candidate. Was he right?

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