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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Divide for Democrats?; HS Admissions; China and Haiyan; Wilco’s Nels Cline

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pundits point to a growing divide within the GOP. Noam Scheiber of The New Republic talks about the big changes going on within the Democratic party as well, which he describes in his profile of Elizabeth Warren. Plus: what you need to know about the public high school admissions process and how to choose the right school; economist Padma Desai talks about growing up in rural India; and Nels Cline of Wilco talks about music education.

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Backing a Democrat for the White House: Carmine DeSapio's Partisan Politics

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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Carmine G. DeSapio rose through the ranks of Tammany Hall, the New York City Democratic machine, starting out as an errand boy and becoming "boss" in 1949. The upcoming presidential contest is very much on DeSapio's mind during this 1955 edition of Campus Press Conference.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

George McGovern (D)

Friday, November 11, 2011

George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, and author of What It Means to Be a Democrat, makes his case for the Democratic Party to stick to its core principals.

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The Takeaway

As Debt Deadline Nears, Partisan Proposals and a Potential Contingency Plan Emerge

Monday, July 25, 2011

Democrats and Republicans will this morning release their separate plans to raise the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline. But only one plan can pass and Congress is running out of time. The lack of time has thrown a spotlight on the 14th amendment, which some say would allow President Obama to increase the debt ceiling on his own. 

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Obama Calls for 'Winning the Future' in State of the Union

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama discussed his plans for job creation and increased American competitiveness in the global market during his next two years in office. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered the official response on behalf of the Republican Party and stressed the need for spending cuts and his party’s skepticism about further “investments.” And there was a new feature to the evening: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) spoke on behalf of the Tea Party in their united response to the president.

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Morning Wrap: Democratic Insurrection

Friday, December 10, 2010

Are we seeing the start of a Democratic insurrection? Our conversation this morning with Oregon Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio suggests we are. Here's how he responded to John's question this morning about whether he'd support a Democratic challenge to Obama in 2012: "I'm going to withhold my support until I see who's on the ballot."

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Dem Rep. Peter DeFazio: Against Tax Cut Deal, Undecided on Obama in 2012

Friday, December 10, 2010

House Democrats rebelled Thursday against President Barack Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans, threatening to keep it off the floor. This comes after the House Democratic Caucus met yesterday and approved a motion to reject the provisions of the compromises — most notably the provisions related to the estate tax. Currently the deal struck between the President and Republicans would extend Bush-era tax cuts for the super-rich, and drastically ease the estate tax burden. We speak with the man leading the charge in the House Democratic caucus, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). He also weighs in on whether President Obama can count on his support in 2012. 

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GOP, White House Reach Deal on Tax Cuts, Unemployment Benefits

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The White House and Senate Republicans reached a tentative agreement yesterday that would see a GOP priority, Bush-era tax cuts extended for rich and poor alike, accepted in return for a Democratic priority: extending unemployment benefits to help keep the economy moving. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich watched the deal in the making.

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It's A Free Country ®

Former President Clinton Stumps for Dems in New York

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

As Democrats worry about losing seats in the upcoming election, one of their big guns - former President Bill Clinton - is burning up the trail, stumping for candidates around the country. This week, he's back in New York.

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In Uncontested Races, An Election But No Choice

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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In many New York elections, voters have no choice of candidates, as Senate and Assembly members run unopposed in specially-drawn electoral districts they are sure to win.

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The Working Families Party: We Will Unify With Democrats

Sunday, June 06, 2010

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“We want to have a unified ticket with the Democrats at the end of the day," said Dan Cantor, the executive director of the Working Families Party, a labor-backed party that wrapped up its nominating convention here today.

But endorsing Democratic candidates isn't so easy.

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