Streams

 

Election 2012

WNYC News

Romney Adds Israel To Campaign Itinerary

Monday, July 02, 2012

The GOP candidate, who has criticized President Obama's policies toward the ally, will reportedly visit later this month.

Comments [3]

WNYC News

Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation

Friday, June 29, 2012

Time and again, the court has shaken up American politics with pronouncements no one quite expected, from the rejection of "separate but equal" schools to the striking down of bans on gay sex. And the effects of a landmark decision may only be revealed over time.

Comment

WNYC News

Some Immigrant Students Still Dreaming Of Clarity

Friday, June 22, 2012

One question left unanswered by President Obama's immigration action was what the policy change will mean for students. In Georgia, where illegal immigrants are banned from attending five public colleges, one professor says she worries students could identify themselves and end up at risk.

Comment

WNYC News

House Panel's Contempt Vote Against Holder Part Of Political Firefight

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There's little evidence that the flap over Fast and Furious will make a difference to most voters come November. But there are a number of conservative gun owners in battleground states like Ohio who could be energized to oppose President Obama.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Paul Krugman: Obama 'Screwed Up' Private-Sector Line

Monday, June 11, 2012

Paul Krugman thinks he knows what President Obama was trying to say when he infamously said that the "private sector is doing fine." But the economist and New York Times columnist said the president "screwed up the line."

Comment

WNYC News

Public Still Mostly Hates Health Law With Supreme Court Ruling Just Weeks Off

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The latest major poll, commissioned by CBS News/NY Times just weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of the health-care law. The survey found that nothing has happened to change the minds of a majority of the public that the law should be overturned.

Comment

WNYC News

CEO In Chief? A Business Background Is Rare For Presidents

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney is running on the strength of his business background. He says he knows how to fix the economy in part because of his success at Bain Capital. But history is not necessarily on Romney's side. Very few businesspeople have made it to the White House.

Comment

WNYC News

Inhale To The Chief: More Details Of Obama's Pot-Smoking Youth Revealed

Friday, May 25, 2012

President Obama revealed in his memoir "Dreams for My Father" his youthful use of illegal drugs as he grew up in Hawaii. But journalist and biographer David Maraniss apparently fills in the picture with quite a few colorful details.

Comment

WNYC News

JPMorgan's Loss A Gain For Campaign Positioning

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, while Mitt Romney has said he would replace it with other regulations.

Comment

WNYC News

Gay Republicans Still Look For Romney's Support

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One group watching Mitt Romney's position on same-sex marriage closely is the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that advocates for gay rights. Founder Rich Tafel says the presumptive GOP presidential candidate needs to show some support if he hopes to win valuable swing voters this fall.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Romney, Boehner Message: It's Still The Economy (Not Gay Marriage), Stupid

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty โ€” the economy.

Comment

Features

Obama Heads To Hollywood; Conservative Group Mocks 'Celebrity President'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money for his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group is deriding Obama as a "celebrity president."

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Obama Gambles On Gay Marriage

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The president and his re-election team are clearly wagering that his support for same-sex marriage will attract more voters than it repels โ€” and allow him to make the choice between himself and Mitt Romney even sharper.

Comments [9]

WNYC News

Romney SuperPAC Pulls Negative Primary Spots From YouTube

Monday, April 30, 2012

Restore Our Future has removed all but two ads from its YouTube channel, including all ads attacking Romney's primary opponents.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Biden Foreign-Policy Counterattack On Romney Highlights GOP Challenge

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A president seeking re-election against a backdrop of a lackluster economy would be remiss if he didn't stress his unique roles as the nation's top policymaker for international relations and the military's commander-in-chief. President Obama and his campaign clearly intend to exploit those credentials for all they're worth while pointing out Mitt Romney's lack of them.

Comment

WNYC News

Romney Takes Rubio On Road, Testing A Potential Running Mate

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday was the first time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, often talked about as a vice presidential pick, have campaigned together. But Romney said the process of choosing his running mate has barely gotten started.

Comment

WNYC News

Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.

Comment

WNYC News

In Defeat, Santorum Becomes Conservative Champion

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Despite falling short in the quest for the Republican presidential nomination, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has established himself as one of the dominant conservative voices in America, particularly when it comes to social issues such as abortion and birth control.

Comment

WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Tragedy Edges Onto Presidential Campaign Trail

Friday, March 23, 2012

President Obama made his first public comments Friday about the Trayvon Martin shooting, which opened him up to approval and suspicion in this racially and politically polarized nation.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

From George Romney To Mitt, A Shrinking Tax Rate

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mitt Romney's tax returns show he pays an effective rate of just under 15 percent. His father, George, paid two to three times that rate. What one family's changing tax burden reveals about the design of the American tax code.

Comment