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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is New York Safe For The DNC? NYPD Sergeants Union Says No

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association says the mayor’s policies could take the city back “to the bad old days.” And, he added, Al Sharpton isn’t helping.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic National Convention: Brooklyn, 2016?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Members of the Democratic National Committee are scoping out the Barclay's Center as a possible host for the DNC's convention in 2016. Mayor de Blasio, Senator Schumer and the Clintons are all in favor of the idea. Are you? Call in with thoughts on the pros and cons of Brooklyn hosting the convention. 

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The Takeaway

Analyzing Obama's Post-Convention Bounce

Friday, September 14, 2012

Between the slight damper of Hurricane Isaac and Clint Eastwood's chair performance, it is not terribly surprising that polls show President Obama benefiting from more of a post-convention bounce than Mitt Romney. Daniel Hopkins, a political science professor at Georgetown University, explains. 

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Operavore

How Political Conventions are Similar to Opera

Monday, September 10, 2012

With the fall political conventions now over, blogger Olivia Giovetti reflects on the similarities between these staged spectacles and those involving arias, divas and high musical drama.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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Opinion: Are Both Parties Headed Toward Fiscal Sanity?

Monday, September 10, 2012

I did hear something at both conventions that gives me hope about being able to avoid this fast approaching 'fiscal cliff', and get our government headed in a more fiscally sane direction.

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WNYC News

Exit Interview: Axelrod’s Take on DNC 2012 and the Road Ahead

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Charlotte airport was abuzz Friday, as David Axelrod, a senior Obama campaign advisor, was swarmed by out going Democratic delegates as they sought pictures with President Barack Obama’s key strategist.

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DNC Dispatch: Convention Wrap-Up

Friday, September 07, 2012

The current crop of Democrats give good speeches. That's one of the take-away lessons from this week's Democratic National Convention.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anna Sale on the President's Speech

Friday, September 07, 2012

WNYC's Anna Sale talks about President Obama's speech last night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Talking a Blue Streak

Friday, September 07, 2012

John McWhorter, linguist, New Republic contributing editor and the author of What Language Is (And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be) talks about the Democrats' rhetorical choices in their conventions speeches.

 

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The Takeaway

What Did the Democrats Leave Out?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions are all about the speeches and the strategic messaging being sent out to the American people. After three long nights of speeches at the Democratic National Convention, thousands of words were uttered on stage. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich patrolled the convention floor in Charlotte and asked attendees what words and messages they had not heard.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andy Borowitz on the Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report on the newyorker.com, talks about what we learned from the conventions.

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On The Media

Covering the Totally Predictable Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions used to be places where decisions were made and delegates truly participated. Now, they are just a series of scripted speeches covered by the media as though they are breaking news stories. Bob reflects on the last two weeks of this modern convention style.

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It's A Free Country ®

DNC Dispatch: Obama Apologizes to Volunteers Displaced by Rain

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Democratic National Convention Committee and President Barack Obama have faced harsh criticism this week after deciding to keep the final night of the DNC at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, NC in from the significantly larger Bank of America Stadium. DNC officials cited concerns about the weather in ...

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DNC Dispatch: Let's Not Forget the Compromising Bill Clinton

Thursday, September 06, 2012

It might be that the Bush years put in contrast how good the Clinton years were, or that the current Republican Party makes Clinton look out-and-out left-wing by comparison.

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DNC Day 3: Did Barack Obama Bring it Home? Watch and Chat Transcript

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Watch the live convention stream as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. John Kerry, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria close out the Democratic National convention tonight in Charlotte. See the complete day three schedule below and watch and chat live with us at 7pm!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Convention Coverage Part 2

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Coverage of Day 3 continues at Charlotte with guests from Radio Row at the convention center. Featuring:

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Matt Taibbi on the Conventions, Wall Street, and the Election

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Matt Taibbi, Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, talks about the election and the complicated relationship the Obama administration has with Elizabeth Warren and with the financial industry.

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WQXR Blog

When Classical Stars Rally Political Conventions

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Convention organizers usually scour the pop and country charts when seeking performers who will burnish their image. But every so often, classical musicians have gotten the gig.

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The Takeaway

Sandra Fluke Speaks Out on 'War on Women' in Charlotte

Thursday, September 06, 2012

There have already been dozens of references to a Republican 'ware on women' at the Democratic National Convention this week. Conservatives have denied that such a war exists. If it does, then there is already one clear victim: Sandra Fluke.

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