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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and FOLIOMag.com. There she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.

As a staff reporter for The Legislative Gazette, based in the New York state capital, T. J. covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She's also been a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporter for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.

Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist and Mashable.com, among others. She graduated with honors from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael.

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Secrets Revealed in the Race for Oregon Governor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oregonians will vote this November on whether to send their governor back to office for an unprecedented fourth term. 

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What's at Stake in the Battle for the Senate

Monday, October 20, 2014

With Republicans likely holding their majority in the House, this November's Senate races will have a big impact on judicial appointments, Obamacare expansion and the 2016 election.

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Money Talks: Outside Money Floods State Races

Monday, October 20, 2014

The 2010 Citizens United ruling allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns. Now, four years later, the amount of outside money has reached unprecedented levels.

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The Future of Politics Reflected in 2014 Midterms

Monday, October 20, 2014

With a high number of retirements and vulnerable incumbents, the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance this election cycle.

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What a GOP Senate Means for President Obama

Monday, October 20, 2014

How would a Republican-controlled Senate change President Obama's final two years in office? Three political reporters explain what you should expect from a Senate power shift.

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The Country's Most Expensive Senate Race

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the most expensive Senate race in the country, North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan is running to retain her Senate seat against Republican Thom Tillis.

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Under Her Skin: Stories of Living With Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Takeaway is delivering you a special edition of our weekend podcast.

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You Don't Have Ebola. You're Not Going to Get It.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yes, Ebola is scary. But despite the concerns and media coverage, it is still highly unlikely that the average person will be infected with Ebola.

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FBI Director Worries New Smartphones Too Smart

Friday, October 17, 2014

FBI Director James Comey fears that technology will soon become so sophisticated that authorities will not be able to gain access.

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Oil Drops Help the Pump, But May Hurt Long Term

Friday, October 17, 2014

When you fill up your car this weekend, you'll notice that gas is cheaper, down 20 cents a gallon in the last month.That's because of a drop in the price of oil, now below $85 a barrel.

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Disgraced: A Play About Faith, Family, and the Politics of Both

Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening next week is "Disgraced," a new Broadway play that centers on two couples grappling over issues of faith, family and the politics of both.

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America & The Growing Trade in Syria's Looted Art

Friday, October 17, 2014

An antiquities expert argues that the U.S. should restrict imports of Syrian antiquities to reduce the looting that’s funding both the Assad regime and ISIS.

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Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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National Politics Take Shape in FL Governor's Race

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Florida, the 2014 race for governor is starting to look more and more like a referendum on the big political issues facing the United States.

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Billions of Lost Funds Haunt Iraq

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stuart Bowen, who was tapped by President Bush to be special inspector general for Iraq's reconstruction, has discovered that over a billion dollars has been stolen from Iraq.

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Ebola: The 2014 October Election Surprise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

With midterm elections less than three weeks away, the Ebola virus has emerged as an October political surprise. Politicians aren't afraid to push Ebola fears to win votes.

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Who Has The Power To Stop Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A senior health director for the International Rescue Committee says there needs to be more international coordination, but West African communities also have the power to end Ebola.

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The Giant Leap Into Commercial Space Travel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ten years ago, a private space aircraft left the Earth’s atmosphere and stirred up dreams of an age of commercial space travel. Yet a decade later, no paying passengers have flown.

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You're Not Alone Bono: Here Are 6 'Good' Music Ideas Gone Really Bad

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bono apologized after U2's latest album was automatically sent to all of the world's iTunes users. We explore this bad idea & other music ideas that seemed like good ones at the time.

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A Harmful Secret: Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When America entered Iraq in 2003, the government said there were weapons of mass destruction—information that was wrong. But a new report reveals a whole new layer of this story.

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