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This Week in Politics: But Wait — What Kind of Mayor Will de Blasio Be?

Saturday, November 09, 2013

There was broad consensus among New Yorkers that Bill de Blasio was the best choice on Tuesday's ballot. He got 73 percent of the vote and won among every major demographic group. But now that the election is over, what do we actually know about how he will govern? WNYC Metro Editor Andrea Bernstein and reporters Brigid Bergin and Anna Sale review what we know — and the potential wild cards.

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WNYC News

Did a Quarter of NYC Voters Neglect to Flip Over Their Ballot?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Many voters say they forgot to flip the ballot over in Tuesday's election and vote on the referenda questions on the back. According to a WNYC analysis of the Associated Press election results, 25 percent of voters didn't answer any of the questions.

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New Jersey News

Christie Speaks to Press for First Time in Two Months, Dodges Questions

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie took questions from the media for the first time in two months today. But he would not say what his legislative priorities are for his second term. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

How closely were you paying attention this election season? It's our New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz! We’ve got a clear winner in the race for New York City mayor, after a primary season where there was a new front runner every week (at least it certainly felt that way). Let’s remember the highlights and talk about how we got here. Anna Sale serves as quiz-master, call 212-433-9692 at 11:25 if you want to play.

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WNYC News

Listen: This Is What Six Mayor-Elects Said in Their Victory Speeches

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WNYC

Who said "I intend to be the Mayor of all of the people"?  Who said "all groups are part of this city"?  Who said "I'm grateful and humbled by the mandate the people of the city have given me"?  Test your knowledge and get a glimpse of what New York felt like, beginning in 1965.

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WNYC News

After Three Debates, Lhota Says His Message Isn't Out

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNYC

In the end, there wasn't much to debate, except for everything they'd debated already. Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent 90 minutes finger-wagging Wednesday night after a general election that is closing where it opened -- with a tussle over a Dickens novel and the deconstruction of the word "divisive."

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WNYC News

In First Debate, de Blasio On Attack

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

It's apparently worse in New York City to read from a Republican playbook than from a Marxist playbook. That's the conclusion that viewers could draw after watching the first general election debate in New York City's mayoral contest.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Job Creation and Congress

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's Jobs Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

David Leonhardt, Washington D.C Bureau Chief for the New York Times and author of the e-book Here's the Deal (Byliner Inc. 2013), talks about how the two candidates in the NJ Senate race, Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, would approach job creation - and what it says about both parties' approach to jobs on the federal level.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Creating Jobs with Upward Mobility

Monday, October 14, 2013

It's Jobs Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), David Jones, talks about what the mayoral candidates have proposed to expand job opportunities, and which policy fixes would work best.

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New Jersey News

Lt. Gov. Candidates Face off in First Debate Tonight

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

The woman who could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey will hold a debate tonight. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is widely expected to step into the governor's office if Gov. Chris Christie starts running for president.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Funding for the Arts

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s Grab-Bag Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

New York City Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Kate Levin, talks about the Bloomberg administration's support for NYC's artists and arts organizations as listeners call in to make the case to the next mayor.

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New Jersey News

The 2 Things Booker, Lonegan Agreed on In Their First Senate Debate

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (D) and Steve Lonegan (R) disagreed on almost everything during their first debate today in Trenton.

Booker supports creating a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented people and offering federal financial aid to college students. Lonegen does not.  

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WNYC News

Exclusive: Bill de Blasio Speaks with WNYC About His Father's Suicide

Monday, September 30, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's father committed suicide in 1979, shooting himself while suffering incurable cancer, the New York Post revealed Monday. For the first time in nearly 35 years, de Blasio discussed the event publicly with WNYC's Anna Sale. "We knew his life was going to come to an end. We didn't expect it to be this way. And there had been such sorrow around it," de Blasio said.

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