Streams

 

 

2012

WNYC News

Call It 'White House Apprentice:' Donald Trump Will Moderate GOP Debate

Friday, December 02, 2011

If you were sitting around watching the Republican presidential debates saying to yourself, "Hmmm, you know, these would be a whole lot more interesting if Donald Trump were moderating," you're in luck. Because he will be asking the questions, at least at one debate.

Comment

WNYC News

In Fox Interview, Cain Says He'll Decide Campaign's Future In Next Week

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Herman Cain says he can't guarantee that more women won't come forward because he's helped many. People may expect him to drop out, but he says, "That's just not me."

Comment

The Takeaway

The Political Ads of the 2012 Race

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"From the creator of 'I'm Running For Office for Pete's Sake' comes the story of two men trapped in the same body — Mitt versus Mitt." It sounds like a movie trailer, but it's really the latest political ad from the Democratic National Committee. The DNC is reportedly spending $22,000 to run the ad this week. Among the GOP presidential candidates, Rick Perry has already spent $2.8 million on advertising, Ron Paul has spent $2.1 million, Mitt Romney has spent $134,000, and Herman Cain has spent $78,900. But what kind of poll numbers does one TV spot really buy?

Comments [3]

WNYC News

Woman Claims 13-Year Affair With Herman Cain; He Denies It

Monday, November 28, 2011

The accuser tells an Atlanta TV station that she had a physical relationship with the Republican presidential candidate for 13 years. Cain says that while the accuser was a "friend," their relationship was not sexual.

Comment

The Takeaway

Newt Gingrich Receives New Hampshire Newspaper's Endorsement

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Republican candidates for the presidential nomination have been going through something of a public juggling act, with only Mitt Romney maintaining his place at the top of the field. The latest candidate to emerge as a front runner is Newt Gingrich, who received an endorsement from the New Hampshire Union Leader this past weekend.

Comments [3]

The Takeaway

GOP Candidates Debate Security and Foreign Policy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The GOP presidential candidates discussed foreign policy and national security during yet another debate on Tuesday night. The candidates attempted to subtle distinctions between each other in policies on Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Patriot Act, Iran, and Israel. Newt Gingrich, the current front runner, made waves when he suggested the party should not adopt an immigration policy that "destroys families that have been here a quarter-century."

Comments [1]

WNYC News

At GOP Security Debate, Gingrich's Tolerance On Immigration Stands Out

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The big theme out of Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington was Newt Gingrich's compassionate tolerance toward illegal immigrants who have put down deep roots in the U.S. That position conflicted with the more hardline views of many conservative voters.

Comment

The Takeaway

Spotlight on Newt Gingrich in Next GOP Debate

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Republican candidates will debate again tonight on foreign policy. But this time around, Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls. It's a major comeback for Gingrich who started out ahead and took a heavy hit early on. He's now doing one percentage point better than former front-runner Mitt Romney. But is this just a passing trend? Or is he now a serious contender? 

Comment

WNYC News

Supercommittee's Failure Could Have Super Political Fallout

Monday, November 21, 2011

Coming as it does now less than a year before the 2012 general election, the failure of the panel to achieve at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction means each major political will now be focused on trying to persuade voters its rival party is more responsible for the breakdown.

Comment

The Takeaway

Rick Perry Wants Congress to Work Part-Time

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry announced a proposal Tuesday that has been circulated for years in chain emails: cut Congressional pay. It's part of what he calls his plan to "uproot and overhaul Washington." In addition, Perry wants to end lifetime tenure for federal judges. The proposal would drastically re-shape the federal government and may be unconstitutional. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talks about whether this plan is likely to pass.

Comments [3]

WNYC News

SEIU Invokes 'Occupy' Movement In Obama Endorsement

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a conference call with reporters, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry brushed aside the organization's disappointments with Obama and pledged its full support for the president.

Comment

WNYC News

Herman Cain Has Major 'Oops' Moment On Libya

Monday, November 14, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry move over. You now have company in the brain-fade department after Herman Cain demonstrated a flamboyant confusion over his position on Libya Monday.

Comments [1]

The Takeaway

Local Elections and What They Mean for 2012

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tuesday was Election Day across the country and voters in several states cast ballots on issues with national dimensions. Ohio voters struck down a law that restricts the collective bargaining rights of public workers. The landslide 62-38 result was setback for Republican Governor John Kasich, who implemented the law as a budget-cutting measure and campaigned across the state to prevent its defeat. Mississippi voters rejected the so-called "Personhood Amendment," which sought to outlaw abortions. In Arizona, voters defeated the main architect of that state's controversial immigration law.

Comments [5]

The Takeaway

Cain Blames 'Democratic Machine' for New Harassment Allegations

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to multiple allegations of sexual harassment at a press conference in Phoenix on Tuesday. "These anonymous allegations are false and now the Democrat machine has brought forth a troubled woman to make accusations," Cain said. "Many of which exceed common sense, and they certainly exceed the standards of decency in America." He made this statement same day that Karen Kraushaar's decades old sexual harassment claim against the Republican front runner was made public.

Comments [5]

The Takeaway

Fourth Woman Accuses Herman Cain of Sexual Harassment

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Accusations are mounting against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. In a press conference on Monday, a woman from Chicago, Sharon Bialek, openly accused Cain of groping her inappropriately when she was seeking a job over a decade ago. She is the first to publicly accuse Mr. Cain. Bialek was accompanied by superstar lawyer Gloria Allred. The Cain campaign issued a statement moments after the news conference started saying, "Activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain."

Comments [11]

The Takeaway

Herman Cain and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sharon Bialek has become the fourth woman to accuse Republican presidential candidate of sexual harassment. In 1997, Bialek said Cain made unwelcome advances while she was meeting with him about a potential job. The Cain campaign has released a statement yesterday saying that "all allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false."

Comments [3]

The Takeaway

One Year From Election Day 2012, Distrust of Government Runs High

Monday, November 07, 2011

Election Day 2012 is officially one year away, and if one thing is certain, it is that Americans' disapproval of government is at an all-time high. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that 89 percent of Americans do not trust the government and 84 percent disapprove of Congress. The numbers are reason for alarm on both sides of the aisle. As he tries to secure a second term, President Obama must contend with a possibly lethal combination of high unemployment numbers and low approval ratings. The news is not much better for Republicans. Seven out of ten Americans believe the GOP's policies favor the rich.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Now-Bankrupt MF Global, Ex-CEO Corzine Had Deep Pockets For Democrats

Friday, November 04, 2011

With the financial implosion of MF Global, the financial derivatives broker that sought bankruptcy court protection this week, Democratic Party candidates stand to take a hit because the company's executives were major donors to their campaigns.

Comment

The Takeaway

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Economy and Herman Cain

Friday, November 04, 2011

Herman Cain's sexual harassment woes. Greece's unstable government buckling under pressure from its debt crisis. The renewed focus on the striking disparity between rich and poor in America. And, well, Kim Kardashian's divorce. These were, for better or worse, the stories that dominated the headlines for the last week. The Takeaway has assembled a panel of analysts to rundown, dissect, and wrap-up all the major stories of the week.

Comments [5]

The Takeaway

Herman Cain Fights Sexual Harassment Allegations

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Herman Cain's presidential campaign hit a bump in the road this week after Politico reported that two staffers accused him of sexual harassment in the 1990s. The former pizza magnate rose to the top of the Republican field with his charismatic persona and simplified tax plan. But now Cain finds himself in the midst of a political and cultural firestorm as new allegations emerge and charges of racism and double standards are being launched from his campaign. 

Comments [5]