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, Paul Krugman reviewed the failure of the Super Committee to reach a deal, the ongoing crisis in Europe and the future of the euro, and more from the world of politics and economics.
It’s only a matter of time before it’s Rick Santorum’s turn.
Why not? Why shouldn’t Rick get his moment at the head of the GOP pack? The merry-go-round of candidates who have shared the top spot alongside Mitt Romney has now stopped on Newt Gingrich, but can’t last for long. ...
Early last Sunday morning, after the NYPD's forcible removal of protesters at Zuccotti Park, the scene was cold and surreal.
We are now recovering from gazillionth GOP presidential debate, and there is no end in sight. The ratings show that people are enjoying watching the contenders slug it out, but they can obscure the questions the candidates should be getting grilled about.
Newt Gingrich’s comments on immigration during Tuesday’s CNN debate sparked a maelstrom. He suggested that some immigrant families, including those with members who are in the country without papers, should not be broken up.
“I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is ...
Tuesday night's GOP debate focused on foreign policy - from Iran's nuclear policy to socialism in Latin America. Perhaps most notably, the night featured a departure from Republican party orthodoxy by Newt Gingrich, who said the GOP shouldn't "adopt an immigration policy which destroys families."
She was bested in the last presidential primary for reasons that won't disappear: an entrenched team with a lethargic approach, high negatives in areas of the country, and just too much fatigue around her mystique. She's not angling to push out the president, the op-ed aspirations of a few admirers notwithstanding.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.
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.
TIME's Jay Newton-Small says that poor voter turnout means that most people aren't represented in the United States' most representative body. Congress is representing the extremes, and that's why it feels like nothing's getting done.
The president spoke about his jobs bill today in New Hampshire - watch the video, read his remarks and re-read the live chat.
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?
Even ten years ago this accomplishment would have been thought impossible; yet today we take their ascendancy to power as nothing out of the ordinary.
A nation-wide network of young undocumented immigrants, their parents and their supporters in Congress are flocking to Alabama to protest that state’s harsh new anti-immigration law.
If this likely trajectory plays out, the nine percent of Americans who approve of the job Congress is doing may need to reconsider. Congress backed itself into a corner and then set a booby trap it can't defuse.