Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Tuesday was Election Day across the country and voters in several states cast ballots on issues with national dimensions. Ohio voters struck down a law that restricts the collective bargaining rights of public workers. The landslide 62-38 result was setback for Republican Governor John Kasich, who implemented the law as a budget-cutting measure and campaigned across the state to prevent its defeat. Mississippi voters rejected the so-called "Personhood Amendment," which sought to outlaw abortions. In Arizona, voters defeated the main architect of that state's controversial immigration law.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Listeners, call in about the contests in your districts. How did you vote and why? Phones will be open 212.433.WNYC, or post in the comments below.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
New Jersey listeners, call in about how you're voting on the New Jersey Sports Betting Amendment and why. Phones will be open 212.433.WNYC, or post in the comments below.
Monday, November 07, 2011
One ballot question New Jersey residents will get to weigh in on during Tuesday's election will whether to legalize sports betting.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Presidential candidates put a lot of effort into strategizing their election campaigns, and timing is an important part of that. Republican candidates could find their carefully arranged schedules completely flipped tomorrow, if Florida decides to move its primary election to January 31 — a month earlier than party leaders expected. This could result in other states changing the dates of their primaries, including the traditional early states: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Two special elections for Congressional seats scheduled for today could end in losses for Democrats. In New York City, Rep. Anthony Weiner's old seat is up for grabs. Republican Bob Turner, a 70 year old businessman without any government experience, is facing off against State Assemblyman David Weprin. If Turner is elected, he will be the first Republican to represent this part of Queens in the House since 1920. Acorss the country in Nevada, Republican Mark Amodei is comfortable leading Democrat Kate Marshall in the Second Congressional District.
Monday, September 12, 2011
President Barack Obama continues his jobs tour this week, with stops in Columbus, Ohio and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., rallying support for his jobs plan. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to speak at a conference on regulation of systemic risk on Thursday, five days before the Federal Open Market Committee begins its meetings next week. Tonight, is the first Tea Party debate, which GOP presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are expected to attend. And Anthony Weiner's old Congressional seat in New York's ninth district is up for grabs in a special election tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
In advance of tomorrow night's Republican presidential debate — the second for GOP candidates hoping to run in the 2012 election, and first for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney unveiled a plan to boost economic growth, in a speech yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada. It hasn't seemed to boost his standing yet — a new poll shows Perry in the lead over Romney and other GOP candidates.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Independent voters were a key part of the coalition that elected Barack Obama in 2008. But President Obama has lost the support of many of those independents, throughout his term. As potential candidates begin to prepare for the 2012 presidential election, the hunt is on to try to capture the independent vote.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Bob Turner, Republican candidate in the September 13 special election, talks about his run as the Republican candidate to replace Anthony Weiner as Representative for New York's 9th Congressional district.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
—Bob Turner, Republican candidate in the September 13 special election, talks about his run as the Republican candidate to replace Anthony Weiner as Representative for New York's 9th Congressional district., on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Democrats have been been on the offensive since the 2010 midterm when they sustained huge losses to Republicans, ceding 63 seats and the House majority. To return from minority status and retake the House, the Dems need a big surge, something the Democratic Congressional Campaign calls the "Drive to 25."
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made it official yesterday - she is running for president. She will go up against the likes of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Tim Pawlenty, for the Republican nomination. How will her entry change the race?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
With Jon Huntsman announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney is no longer the only Mormon in the running. Both candidates have the potential to become front-runners in the race, even though a recent Gallup poll shows 22 percent of the nation would not vote for a Mormon.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Bothaina Kamel, is a television anchor in Egypt, but she is seriously thinking of changing careers. She has thrown her hat into the political ring, becoming Egypt's first female nominee for president. She joins us to talk about her campaign and her views on a post-Mubarak Egypt. Also joining us is Nancy Yousef, Egyptian-American and professor of English literature at the City University of New York-Baruch.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Results in Haiti show that musician Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly has won the runoff for the presidential election. Martelly defeated former first lady Mirlande Manigat. Running on a campaign of change, the outsider garnered 67 percent of the vote, according to the Provisional Electoral Council, while Manigat only managed just over 30 percent. However, observers say turnout was low and Martelly has a slew of challenges facing him once he is in office.