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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Debates; Stop-Frisk Ruling; NJ Candidates: Booker, Holt, Oliver, Pallone

Monday, August 12, 2013

→ Live Stream and Chat Tonight: Comptroller Debate at 7pm

A judge has ruled this morning that NYC's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional. We discuss the ruling and the recommended changes. Plus: New York City political debate season has arrived. NY1’s Errol Louis previews the upcoming Comptroller and Public Advocate debates. And the primary for New Jersey’s Senate seat is Tuesday, so today all the Democratic candidates will make their case to voters, starting with Cory Booker, then Rush Holt, Sheila Oliver and Frank Pallone.

New Jersey News

Watch: NJ Senate Democratic Debate

Monday, August 05, 2013

NJ Spotlight

On Monday night, NJTV aired a debate of Democratic Senate hopefuls from the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State. Candidates Booker, Holt, Oliver and Pallone all attended. NJ Today host Mike Schneider and Record editorial page editor Alfred Doblin moderated.

 

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New Jersey News

Sans Booker, Democratic Candidates Participate in First NJ Senate Debate

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate hopefuls Rush Holt , Frank Pallone and Sheila Oliver took turns noting Booker's absence during the first formal debate to fill the late Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat in New Jersey.

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Soundcheck

Why Joe Biden Should Have Been A Pop Star: The 2012 Election In Song

Monday, November 05, 2012

Joe Biden is a "rock star" -- according to The Gregory Brothers, at least. The Brooklyn group best known for turning viral internet videos into catchy hits pledged to "songify" each of the debates leading up to this year's election -- and they delivered on that promise. We talk with them about their pitch-correcting technique, and why they prefer Joe Biden's voice over any other. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why the Romney Surge is Real

Friday, October 26, 2012

When Mitt Romney is elected the 45th President of the United States in 11 days, historians and scholars will look back to the 1st presidential debate in Denver, Colorado as the pivotal point in the race.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Why Did You Give Me That Bag of Skittles Edition

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the 40th anniversary of "Free to Be You and Me," Saturday Night Live's presidential debate parodies, and the website HeTexted.com.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Free Jill Stein, Third Parties

Monday, October 22, 2012

Perspectives that would enlarge our political discussion are blocked from entreating mainstream discourse. When they can't be laughed off, casually dismissed or simply ignored, they get suppressed by police tactics that both major parties condone.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Binders and Binders and Binders Gabfest

Friday, October 19, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Town Hall Brawl: Did Obama successfully neutralize lingering questions about Libya and did Romney lose points among the many binders full of women?

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

John Cassidy and Hendrik Hertzberg on the campaign after the second debate.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

John Cassidy and Hendrik Hertzberg on the campaign after the second debate.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Presidential Candidates’ Talk on Gun Control Is ‘Gibberish’

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WNYC

For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: China Isn’t the Problem

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

At Tuesday’s presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney took swipes at China. But the country found an unlikely defender in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: Is Oil Production Really Down 14 Percent?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney was correct that domestic oil production decreased 14 percent in one year, but that's nowhere close to the whole story.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: In all Four Critical Ways, Obama Won the Town Hall Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The second Presidential debate was a very animated event. The wireless mike walk around format allowed both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to get close to voters as they asked questions and also got into each other’s space and face. Town Hall meetings are not supposed to be “mano a ...

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WNYC News

Fact Check | Stumbles in Latest Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama Needs to Pop His Own Bubble in Second Debate

Monday, October 15, 2012

We need him to tell us, his bosses, how he's been doing at his job.

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It's A Free Country ®

Political Campaigns Go for Authentic Appeal

Sunday, October 14, 2012

With less than a month left in the presidential race, the campaigns are scrambling to raise money, and to impress voters. A key part of that effort centers around campaigns efforts to appear authentic .

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debate Body Language

Friday, October 12, 2012

We open the phones to take your calls on what you thought of the vice presidential candidates' body language in last night's debate.

 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Real Reason Ryan Was the Empty Suit in the Veep Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let's remember that Ryan was weak not only because he was backing away from a Biden onslaught, but because he was backing away from his own ideas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-VP Debate Analysis

Friday, October 12, 2012

Last night's debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan saw testy exchanges over Medicare, foreign policy, and unemployment--and plenty of memorable lines. First,  Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, then Stephen Moore, editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal and author of Who's the Fairest of Them All?, break down the debate--plus listeners' calls.

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WNYC News

Fact Check | Slips on Libya, Syria, Auto Bailout and More in Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?

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