Monday, February 09, 2015
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC’s politics website, It’s a Free Country, joins us to look back: back upon days when the President of the United States found himself up against the Supreme Court in the wake of sweeping social reforms; back upon days when the country's commander-in-chief was locked in a fight with the highest court in the land, during an election year no less, with political challengers waiting to capitalize on presidential defeat. We look back upon the days of President Franklin Roosevelt and draw parallels between President Obama and President Roosevelt's dealings with the highest court in the land.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney yesterday, following the former Massachusetts governor's lopsided victory in Illinois. But whereas that might have been the gold-standard endorsement a few years back, the seal of establishment approval isn't so sought after these days. Anna Sale, reporter for It's a Free Country, looked into the changing face of the Republican Party and joins us to discuss these changes and the implications on the GOP as we once knew it.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
Rick Santorum's "snob" comments just don't make sense. And they won't win Waitress Moms in 2012.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It's a Free Country's Anna Sale caught up with the newest New York congressman earlier today. Congressman Bob Turner was stumping with GOP presidential hopefully Rick Perry, who's in town doing some fundraising. Both Perry and Turner took the Obama administration to task over (what else?) Israel, as the UN gears up for the issue of Palestinian statehood:
The vote on Palestinian statehood is scheduled for Friday at the United Nations. It comes a week after Republican Bob Turner won a special election to fill Anthony Weiner’s vacant seat in New York’s heavily Jewish and heavily Democratic Ninth Congressional district. Rep. Turner stood with Perry, who called the new Congressman “a leading voice” on the Israeli Palestinian issue.
Rep. Turner picked up on that, explicitly warning that his victory in New York shows President Obama’s position on Israel will make him vulnerable at the polls.
“The message that the voters sent is that this administration has been vacillating and at times even hostile to Israel, and it is not accepted and it is not acceptable,” Bob Turner said. “And if it continues there will be a very high price to pay.”
Check out the full post over at It's a Free Country.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Anna Sale over at our WNYC sister site,It's a Free Country, posted a great piece about the news rules that require groups like unions and political action committees to disclose the money they spend on campaigns in the city. From the piece:
These disclosure rules that the public can see who's spending what, and on behalf of which candidate, in city elections, in a database like the one that already exists for candidate spending. One of the more parts of the rules is how the board distinguished between campaign activity and membership-building communications. For example, is a union mailing to members weeks before an election a campaigned expenditure that needs to be disclosed, or is it internal communication with members?