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Post-Midterms, The Future of the American Parties

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What's in store for the future of the donkey and the elephant? Two voices from the American political divide weigh in on the wins, the losses, and the future of their parties.

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WNYC News

Rebellion vs. Redemption

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Both candidates have something to prove in a state Senate primary in Queens, including what it means to be a Democrat.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Comedian Who's Serious About Running for Governor

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The former political satirist Randy Credico wants to raise minimum wage, lower bus and subway fares, and legalize marijuana, and he's on the ballot for September 9th's primary.

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Intelligence Squared US

For A Better Future, Live In A Red State

Saturday, March 29, 2014

It's the great American debate: should you live in a red state or a blue state for a better quality life? There are many factors which go into making this decision: economic growth, education, health care, environment, ideological values, and more. Never before has this conversation been so prevalent in modern political discourse.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Media Is Skewing the Polls Gabfest

Friday, September 28, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Has Romney imploded? Is the media gunning for Obama? Is the Senate up for grabs?

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: The Citizens Band, 'Grab A Root And Growl'

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Citizens Band is a New York political cabaret group featuring Rain Phoenix, Karen Elson and Zoe Kravitz. The group's debut, Grab A Root and Growl, is a collection of democracy-themed songs meant to fire up the voting masses in this election year. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 18th.

 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

After the conventions: the race for the White House

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After the conventions: the race for the White House

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The Takeaway

In Defense of Political Conventions

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Every four years, political conventions inspire absurd antics, from Vice President Al Gore's excruciatingly long smooch with then-wife, Tipper, to Clint Eastwood's recent conversation with an empty chair. Is it time to put an end to political pseudo-drama every four years?

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The Takeaway

A Republican Wunderkind Changes His Mind

Thursday, July 05, 2012

At the age of 13, Jonathan Krohn was dubbed the Republican Party’s "wunderkind," publishing two conservative books, and hobnobbing with conservative stars like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. But today, just four years later, the Republican cheerleader has changed his mind.

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Strangers

Karin Gutman: Me for Mayor?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Have you ever had the fantasy that a chance encounter with a stranger could tell you who to be, show you where to go, forever change your life?

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The Takeaway

Two Takes on Last Night's State of the Union Address

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

With spirited rhetoric about protecting the middle class and enforcing fairness in taxation, president Obama abandoned his normally conciliatory tone about non-partisan politics during last night's State of the Union address and instead highlighted the differences between right and left. Although both parties have had the chance for rebuttal, The Takeaway has assembled their own partisan players to comment on the president's remarks.

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The Takeaway

Obama Campaign Looks to Turn Arizona Blue

Friday, December 02, 2011

Traditionally thought of as a Republican stronghold that most past Democratic candidates haven't even bothered with, the Obama campaign is actively courting Arizonans for 2012. The campaign has opened offices in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff and recruited a Latino candidate for Senate. The state's booming Latino population, combined with the state legislature's crackdown on illegal immigration, has opened the possibility for a bluer Arizona.

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The Takeaway

Rep. James Clyburn on the Super Committee

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's mid-November which means that most Americans are thinking about the home stretch towards Thanksgiving: packing bags, confirming reservations, looking up recipes. But in Washington, there's a whole different kind of scramble. This Wednesday, November 23, the bipartisan congressional "super committee" must come to a deal on a strategy to reduce the deficit or face serious penalties.

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The Takeaway

Grover Norquist Reacts to Obama's Proposed 'Buffett Rule'

Monday, September 19, 2011

President Obama will announce a deficit reduction plan today that will reduce government spending by $3 trillion through cutting entitlements, tax increases, and war savings. The plan is the White House's opening offer to the Congressional "super committee," which has until Dec. 23 to reach a deal on deficit reduction. GOP lawmakers have already labeled the proposed tax hikes "class warfare," particularly the so-called "Buffet Rule." Named for billionaire Warren Buffett, who has repeatedly called for higher taxes on the rich, the rule imposes a minimum tax rate on those earning more than $1 million per year. Many Republicans contend that taxing the wealthy will only worsen the economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Legacy of Gov. Hugh Carey

Monday, August 08, 2011

Wayne Barrett, Newsweek/Daily Beast contributor and a fellow at The Nation Institute, talks about how the liberal Democrat governor rescued New York from the brink of financial collapse in the 1970s.

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The Takeaway

Could the US See a Third Political Party by 2012?

Monday, August 01, 2011

The American political system has rarely been successful at fostering a third party. In recent history, voters in the ballot booths have mainly conformed to one of two parties: Democrat or Republican. But by 2012, the U.S. may see a centrist third political party, thanks to an Internet-based movement called Americans Elect, which is helmed by Democrats, Republicans and independents who are frustrated with the current two-party system.

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The Takeaway

Looking Ahead from President to Candidate Obama

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How well do we really know our president? All week we’ll be looking at the President Obama that has emerged over the past two years, and what that portends about Barack Obama’s future plans as he seeks re-election in 2012. David Bromowich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, says that when the nation elected Barack Obama, they actually got two presidents, not one.  

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The Takeaway

Americans Throw Out Party in Power for Third Consecutive Election

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

In the third election in a row where Americans threw out the party in power, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, in part due to large discontent among voters who didn't want to see incumbents return to Washington. Though some races are still in play, the Republicans, with the help of Tea Party candidates, successfully captured 56 seats. The GOP also made great strides in the Senate, though Democrats will continue to hold the upper house of Congress.

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio will become the next speaker of the House. In an emotional speech last night, Boehner said that the election is a rebuke to President Obama, with Americans telling him to "change course."

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The Takeaway

Looking Ahead to the Morning After Midterm Madness

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hours of broadcast time, reams of paper, and terabytes upon terabytes of digital stream have been spent discussing what will happen next Tuesday, when voters across the country take to the polls. All of it, in essence, trying to answer the question: what's going to happen to the country on the morning after?

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