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Democrats Pitch to Supporters of Charter Schools

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Democrats running for mayor have appeared before the teachers' union and various community groups. On Tuesday, some of them addressed an auditorium of parents organized by a group that supports charter schools.

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Mayoral Candidates Promise Teachers a New Direction

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Six of the candidates running for mayor addressed hundreds of teachers at a union-organized forum on Saturday. They all criticized aspects of Mayor Bloomberg's record, and said they would give more respect to teachers and families.

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The Takeaway

What Happens if Mitt Romney Loses Wisconsin?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tonight's primary results may ultimately decide the fate of the GOP nomination contest. If Mitt Romney wins Wisconsin, he may effectively seal the deal and his inevitability will likely go unquestioned. But if Rick Santorum can pull out a victory in the Badger State, all eyes will be on the nominating contest in the former Senator's home state of Pennsylvania three weeks later. We're joined by Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Republican Strategist and Takeaway Contributor Ron Christie.

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The Takeaway

What Does Transparency Tell Us About a Presidential Campaign?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

All presidential campaigns have to report expenditures of $200 or more, and they'll all throw in some token small stuff, but no one takes campaign finance disclosures more seriously than the campaign of Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Every bank fee, refueling, and purchase of morning coffee is reported in the Paul campaign's FEC reports. How do the other major candidates compare to the Paul campaign? Kim Barker, reporter for ProPublica, explains what a campaign's transparency tells us about the candidate.

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The Takeaway

GOP Candidates: Gearing Up for the Money Race

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The first big deadline for presidential candidates to report their campaign fund raising donations is approaching at the end of June.

Among the GOP hopefuls, Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-Minn) is getting a lot of attention for her past ability to turn big political statements into campaign cash. She welcomed a million dollar windfall into her campaign coffers the day after a 2008 appearance on "HardBall" with Chris Matthews, where she described the Obamas as anti-American. Many are calling these controversial statements and sloganeering "Money Blurting." But will Bachman’s blurts be enough to siphon donations away from the money making machine that is the Mitt Romney campaign and other candidates?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Senate Nomination: Meet the Candidates

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Joe DioGuardi, David Malpass, and Bruce Blakeman, candidates for the U.S. Senate running for the nomination to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, discuss the campaign.

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The Takeaway

Money Spent on State Supreme Court Elections Doubles in Past Decade

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

According to a new report, spending on state Supreme Court elections has doubled in the last decade. According to polls, three in four Americans believe money spent on campaigns for judgeships can affect later courtroom decisions; some states are calling for methods to protect the court system from special-interest money donated during election season.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Kelefa Sanneh on Tavis Smiley

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kelefa Sanneh discusses Tavis Smiley and the Obama candidacy.

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