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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Debate Reactions

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last night's debate took place in the very-Blue state of New York, but both President Obama and Mitt Romney were trying to speak to the key voters in the critical swing states. You be the pundit: Who do you think won in the swing states? Post now!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: The Mideast

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The status of relations between the U.S. and countries in the Middle East. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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WNYC News

Fact Check | Stumbles in Latest Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gary Johnson on his Presidential Bid

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Party nominee for president, discusses his 2012 bid and the important issues of the day.

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The Takeaway

President Obama's Messaging Problem

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Back in 2008, political commentators and voters extolled then-candidate Barack Obama communications skills. But political speeches and campaign rhetoric are worlds apart from selling actual policy to the American people. Editor-in-chief of the Washington Monthly Paul Glastris was once a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. He explains President Obama's messaging problem, and how the President should prepare for tonight's debate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debate Preview: Take Two

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR, previews tonight's "town hall-style" presidential debate.

What advice would you give Obama and Romney in advance of tonight's debates?

→ Watch the Debates With WNYC: Pre-Debate Special at 8pm Tonight | Video and Live Chat | Play Debate Bingo!

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The Takeaway

Candidates Request No Follow-Ups in Town-Hall Style Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As the candidates prepare to face off again tonight in the second presidential debate, there is actually something the two men finally agree on: the format. Tonight's debate at Hofstra University is town-hall style, meaning all questions come from the audience. The campaigns have also agreed that the moderator, Candy Crowley, will not be allowed ask follow-up questions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: China

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: What is the future of U.S.-China relations? Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations

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It's A Free Country ®

Before Debate, Economic Anxieties and Little Party Loyalty on Long Island

Monday, October 15, 2012

Most Long Islanders reported they’d selected their man—but their party registration had little to do with it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Immigration

Monday, October 15, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of immigration and immigrants in America. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama, Romney, the Clintons and More

Monday, October 15, 2012

John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and author of Game Change, talks about the latest in the presidential race and his NY Mag cover story about President Obama's relationship with President Clinton, and the impact on a possible Hillary run in 2016.

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WNYC News

Obama, Romney Differ in Approach to Immigration Problems

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Seren family gathered around the TV in the living room of their home in Huntington Station on Long Island on a recent Saturday night.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Barcalounger Edition

Saturday, October 13, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and special guest Jacob Weisberg discuss the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s surge in the polls, and affirmative action back at the Supreme Court.

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The Takeaway

Biden and Ryan Spar in First and Only Vice Presidential Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

After Romney's winning debate performance last week, last night's vice presidential debate was highly anticipated. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, reviews the event. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debate Body Language

Friday, October 12, 2012

We open the phones to take your calls on what you thought of the vice presidential candidates' body language in last night's debate.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-VP Debate Analysis

Friday, October 12, 2012

Last night's debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan saw testy exchanges over Medicare, foreign policy, and unemployment--and plenty of memorable lines. First,  Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, then Stephen Moore, editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal and author of Who's the Fairest of Them All?, break down the debate--plus listeners' calls.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Borowitz Report

Friday, October 12, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on NewYorker.com, is back to talk about how Joe Biden and Paul Ryan performed in the vice presidential debate. He’ll also look at Mitt Romney’s post-debate bump and what it means for President Obama’s campaign. 

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WNYC News

Fact Check | Slips on Libya, Syria, Auto Bailout and More in Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?

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The Takeaway

Paul Ryan Budget Creates Friction in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Criticisms over the Paul Ryan budget's steep cuts to Medicare have made it a talking point for Democrats in tough Senate and House races across the country. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich took an in-depth look at the impact of the Paul Ryan budget on local races for a special airing Thursday night on PBS's NewsHour.

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