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Transcript: Obama Speaks on the Economy

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

President Barack Obama delivered remarks on the economy in Cleveland Wednesday. 

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The Patchwork Iowa Vote: Where they Won and Why it Matters

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won in the state’s wealthier more urban counties – the wealthy Monied Burbs, exurban Boom Towns and collegiate Campus and Career locales. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won all the other county types including the agricultural Tractor Country, culturally conservative Evangelical Epicenters and aging Emptying Nests.

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Chat Transcript and Dispatches from Iowa

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

It's caucus night in Iowa, and It's A Free Country and WNYC have got you covered on-air and online. Throughout the night, tune in to the live chat below for tweets, updates, photos -- and a chance to add your comments. And below the chat - real-time analysis from Iowa Public Radio reporters around the state.

Poll: Who Will Win the Iowa Caucuses?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

How will the Iowa caucuses shake out? You tell us.

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The Final Pitch in Iowa, by Air and on the Ground

Monday, January 02, 2012

For Republican hopefuls, it's the final full day of campaigning in Iowa. And at least in the television ads the candidates are putting their names and faces to, it's all positive in their final pitches.

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Read: Chat Transcript From GOP Iowa Debate

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The final GOP debate before the Iowa Caucus is tonight at 9pm from Souix City. Join the It's A Free Country politics team - and you fellow WNYC fans - for a live chat. Watch and add your comments in real time, all you need is a computer and a love of politics!

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Opinion: Trump Took My Advice to Fire Himself from the Newsmax Debate

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Late last week I took to Twitter and the airwaves to urge Donald Trump to fire himself from moderating his own Republican debate. Judging from the press accounts yesterday, he followed my advice.

With unemployment near 10 percent, housing prices depressed all across the country and a sense ...

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Watch and Read Chat: Iowa GOP Debate

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday night, ABC hosted a Republican debate with The Des Moines Register and Yahoo! The It's A Free Country's politics team and your fellow WNYC fans live chatted the debate, and you can re-live the magic here.

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Watch: Rick Perry 'Strong' Ad Dubbed Viral Video Fail

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A day after the release of the newest political ad from Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry, media watchers are calling it a “viral video fail” and comedians are writing parodies.

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Watch and Read Transcript: Obama Talks Jobs, Economy in Kansas

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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Newt Ascendant: Your Guide to Gingrich

Monday, December 05, 2011

When Newt Gingrich first formed his presidential exploratory committee back in March of 2011, we wondered if this was the "Return of the Mack." Once he jumped into the race, his staff jumped ship, his campaign sank into debt, and we stopped wondering. However, the unlikely events of the last month—Perry's "Oops," the Cain Train's fantastic derailing, Romney's continued "meh"—have us, and the electorate, taking a second look. This is your guide to Gingrich, complete with some things you might not know about the latest Republican hopeful to make a grab for the Not-Mitt-Romney mantle.

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Obama's NH Jobs Speech: Hecklers, Taxes, and Silence on Super Committee

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

President Barack Obama gave a jobs speech today at Manchester Central High School in New Hampshire, where he was heckled by Occupy Wall Street supporters.

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GOP Book Report: Highlights from the 2012 Campaign Reads

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What did voters learn about the candidates—their biographies, their politics, their vision for the country—through more than just the news stories and blog posts and 140-character updates?

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GOP Foreign Policy Debate: A Live Tweet Recap

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Perry is working on his statesmanlike gestures. And he seems to have reduced the dosage on his nerve tonic.

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Watch: Perry's "Oops" Highlight of GOP Debate

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the—what's the third one there? Let's see."

-Texas Gov. Rick Perry, struggling to name the three cabinets he's vowed to eliminate from the U.S. government during Wednesday night's GOP debate.

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Watch: Michigan Republican Presidential Debate

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

On Wednesday, November 9th, the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination debated at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.

Occupying Democracy: Spitzer, Wilde on Confronting Inequality

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Interests like Greg David and [Kathryn Wilde] lobby vociferously against the very expenditures that would make investment in education and infrastructure possible...I'm not stereotyping, I'm talking fact. F-A-C-T, fact.

Eliot Spitzer, former Governor of New York, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What's Keeping New Yorkers from the Polls?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, Adrienne Kivelson, city affairs chair of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Lucia Gomez-Jimenez, executive director of La Fuente, Mark Winston Griffith, adjunct faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Rachel Bishop, national programs director at the League of Young Voters, Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the NY Immigration Coalition, and John Stremlau, vice president for peace programs at the Carter Center, brainstorm ways to turn around the city's low voter turnout.

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