The New Balance of Power

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The ballots have been counted, and it’s time to examine the outcomes of yesterday’s election. Congressman Anthony Weiner talks about the new balance of power in Congress. Plus: a look at the newly-elected officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; and checking on referendum results around the country.

Today at 1pm, be sure to join Brian for an online chat during President Obama's news conference. At the It's A Free Country home page.

New York State Returns

Azi Paybarah, WNYC reporter and blogger, and Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, examine the results from yesterday's voting.                                                                           

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Weiner on Congressional Power Shift

Anthony Weiner, US Congressman for New York's 9th District, which includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens, discusses the results of yesterday's election and the Congressional balance of power. 

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Hayworth: What's Next for the House?

Nan Hayworth, newly elected to Congress (R) in NY's 19th district , talks about her win and the Republican agenda for the House.

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Open Phones: Your 30-Second Postcard for Governor-Elect Cuomo

Listeners, call in with your 30-second message to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo.

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National Election Returns

Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, and Hanna Rosin, a co-founder of Slate’s women’s blog, DoubleX, run down last night's national election returns.

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Regional Election Returns

Colin McEnroe, host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR and political columnist for the Hartford Courant, and WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly, look at regional races. Plus, live coverage of the Republican Leadership press conference.

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Referendum Result Round-up

Alexandra Petri, editorial writer for The Washington Post, talks about referendum results around the country, from Prop 19 in California to a state name-change initiative in Rhode Island.

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