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This Week in Politics: Played

Saturday, September 14, 2013

WNYC

This week New Yorkers finally went to the polls.  Race, gender, and and identity were all in play, as they usually are. But not the way you think. WNYC's Metro Editor, Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with political reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gail Collins on Texas's Outsize Political Footprint

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gail Collins talks to Leonard Lopate about American politics and the disproportional influence of Texas, which has become the model for not just the Tea Party but also the Republican Party.

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The Takeaway

How America's Changing Demographics Will Affect the 2016 Vote

Friday, November 09, 2012

In the 2012 Presidential Election, 80 percent of minority voters cast their ballot for President Obama. America's changing demographics, and how the major parties responded to them, had major consequences in 2012. What will these shifts mean for election outcomes in 2016 and beyond? Demographer William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains.

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The Takeaway

Four More Years and President Obama's Legacy

Thursday, November 08, 2012

As he enters his second term, what has President Obama learned from his first four years? What are his goals for the next four? And how does the President hope to shape his legacy? Jodi Kantor, correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times and author of "The Obamas," examines these questions, and discusses the political consequences and cultural ramifications of the president's reelection.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York State Results

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, talks about the congressional and state races.

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The Takeaway

Advice for Obama as He Transitions to His Second Term

Thursday, November 08, 2012

President Obama won reelection on Tuesday night, granting him another four years in the White House. As President Obama transitions to his second term, how should he choose his policy priorities and his new members of his cabinet? Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor to President Clinton, and Harrison Wellford, White House transition advisor to Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama (in 2008), have advice for President Obama as he transitions into the next four years.

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The Takeaway

Ballot Measures Mark Change in States

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Voters in 38 states across the country also cast their votes yesterday on a total of 176 ballot measures. Among the initiatives that passed: Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular vote and Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use. Andrew Cohen is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and legal analyst for CBS' Sixty Minutes.

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The Takeaway

The World Reacts to the 2012 Presidential Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Many Americans watched last night's election results with baited breath, but the election may have major consequences for the citizens beyond our borders. What does the rest of the world think of America's choice for president? Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, explains.

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The Takeaway

Women Score in Key Senate Races

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It wasn't just a major win for Democrats, it was also a historic night for women as female candidates won many of these races bringing the United States Senate to its highest level of female Senators ever. Jay Newton-Small is the congressional correspondent for Time Magazine. Also joining the program is Anna Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country. 

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The Takeaway

The Tea Party After the Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the wake of a sharp defeat by the Democrats and President Obama, Republicans are left struggling to refocus the party's direction. Meanwhile, Tea Party advocates have grown increasingly resentful of Republican strategy. Ryan Rhodes is the chairman of the Iowa Tea Party.

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The Takeaway

Who Showed Up at the Polls?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the last few days "turnout" became a favorite word among pundits. Who would show up to the polls this year? And how would that turnout affect the race? John Sides is a professor of political science at George Washington University and the co-author of "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential election." Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More Election Analysis with Cokie Roberts

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

NPR and ABC news analyst Cokie Roberts talks about last night's election results.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Patchwork Nation

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director, discusses the election results through the lens of Patchwork Nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Breaking Down the Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Jeff Greenfield, co-host of PBS's "Need to Know" and columnist for Yahoo! News, talks about last night's results.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pollsters on Voting Blocs

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO), and Maurice Carroll, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute director, look at exit poll data on who voted, for whom, and why.

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New Jersey News

Live Updates | Tracking the #NJVote

Monday, November 05, 2012

NJ Commons is hosting a live updating blog to help NJ voters report problems at the polls after Hurricane Sandy. To participate, Tweet using the hashtag #NJVote

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WNYC News

Immigrants Benefiting from Deferred Action Keep an Eye on Election

Monday, November 05, 2012

Those in the New York area who were among the first to apply for President Obama's deferred action policy have begun to receive their work permits in the mail. Now they intend to closely watch the polls Tuesday because this policy could change depending on who occupies the White House.  

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