I can turn on the TV, watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, or I can drive over to the federally subsidized Kennedy Center and watch Dr. Lonnie Smith crush it on the Hammond organ with his trio.
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Americans demanded details and, boy, did they get them. In the first presidential debate, the candidates delved into dense discussions on taxes, health care, entitlement programs and more.
Leading up to today’s first presidential debate, Colorado voters are getting barraged with campaign advertising. Most of it focuses on numbers – the size of the debt, unemployment figures, and 47 percent. But voters about talking about something else entirely: Abortion.
Watching the debate tonight? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a ...
With polls closer than you think, Wednesday night's debate could be a game-changer. Here's what we're watching for.
Nearly a third of Asian-American voters remain undecided. In contrast, recent surveys reveal that roughly 7 percent of the general population is undecided.
Either Christie is calculating his impact for four years from now rather than four weeks, or he's just a loose cannon.
There are so many good cases and issues to consider this term, I can’t write about them in a single post.
This November, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is running for her first full six-year term in the Senate. It's been nearly four years since she was tapped to fill Hillary Clinton's seat. She’s still building name recognition in New York, but her ambitions extend way beyond the state’s borders.
The first presidential debate happened last night, and we watched (and chatted) it live with Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers. Check out what we talked about here!
The laws are in reality a Republican response to 2008's record turnout of African-American and Hispanic voters.
Despite the Obama campaign's dire warnings, most believed that an incumbent would be able to raise the money he needed to stay competitive. In Senate and Congressional races, though, that won't be the case.
NFL referees have managed to do what public sector employees in Wisconsin and teachers in Chicago couldn’t: Inspire near-unanimous public sympathy for the demands of organized labor.
In 1992, former ABC anchor Carole Simpson became the first woman and first African American to moderate a presidential debate — the first town hall-style format. Twenty years later, she tells WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show that she’s disturbed that male moderators are still given the important debate assignments.
We’ve seen huge economic changes across the country since 2008. The Associated Press’s Dale Wetzel talks about the natural gas and oil industries in North Dakota and throughout the Plains states that has grown over the last four years, and what that means for voters in November. ...
I find it shocking that there isn’t more outrage at the profoundly undemocratic intentions behind both the lack of motivation to register the unregistered and deliberately making it more difficult for people to have access to the vote.
I have strong feelings about Mitt Romney. Nevertheless, I was eager to see him speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday morning. What I saw didn't make me think more or less of him, but did make me feel more strongly that he's not ready to be our representative to ...
The president advocated for a renewed focus on the elimination of human trafficking, while Romney called foreign aid to be redesigned and more closely linked with the expansion of free enterprise.