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The Takeaway

SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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The Takeaway

A Socialist President? Sen. Sanders Makes His Case

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sander, a self-described socialist, is running for president. The Takeaway explores what his race means for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ferguson's Elections, Post-Protests

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New School professor & a former state senator from Missouri Jeffrey Smith talks about the city council elections in Ferguson, the first since the protests over the police shooting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

This Moment in Nigeria

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Yinka Adegoke, the Africa editor for Quartz, talks about what the outcome of the Nigerian election means for its citizens and democracy. Plus: calls from Nigerian-Americans.

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The Takeaway

Ex-Military Dictator Claims Victory in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After a hard fought campaign about eradicating corruption, there's a new leader in Nigeria.

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The Takeaway

Putting Voter Registration on Auto-Pilot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, Oregon became the first state to use Department of Motor Vehicle records to automatically register residents to vote. Now other states are considering doing the same. 

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The Takeaway

Economy Looms Large as Israelis Head to the Polls

Monday, March 16, 2015

Despite last summer's war with Gaza and recent warnings about Iran's nuclear program, most Israelis are more concerned with the economy than national security as they head to the polls.

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The Takeaway

Scandal Starts Swirling Around Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Recent revelations from the State Department and the Clinton Foundation have some questioning Hillary Clinton's electability as 2016 approaches. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Presidential poll puts Nigeria to the test

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Presidential poll puts Nigeria to the test

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The Takeaway

Mitt in 2016? The GOP Is Torn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

With other establishment candidates gearing up for a possible race in 2016, some in the GOP seem less than thrilled about yet another comeback for Mitt. 

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WNYC News

Who Will Replace Michael Grimm?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New York Congressman Michael Grimm has announced his resignation, effective next week. So what happens next?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Japan's snap elections

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Japan's snap elections

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WNYC News

After Close Race at Polls, Cuomo Lands Far Ahead in Campaign Cash

Monday, December 01, 2014

WNYC
The Democratic incumbent has ended up with more than $9 million in his campaign chest. 

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The Takeaway

Voter Turnout: A National Embarrassment?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Though the final numbers are still being added up, it looks Americans have set a new record: The 2014 midterms commanded the lowest voter turnout in 70 years.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The 2014 Midterm Election - Your Conversation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores the results of the 2014 midterm elections and what it means for the future of American politics.

WNYC News

Andrew Cuomo Wins Second Term as NY Governor

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The governor promises four more years of fiscal restraint and social progress after a contentious campaign against Republican Rob Astorino.

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The Takeaway

Rejoice! The Horrible Election Ads Are Finally Over

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's Election Day, which means we can finally say goodbye to nasty political ads—at least for 10 minutes. To celebrate, we created some fake ads that are just as awful as the real thing.

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The Takeaway

It's Hard to Grow Jobs with Slot Machines

Monday, November 03, 2014

Three years after Massachusetts approved Vegas-style gambling, voters decide tomorrow whether to crack down on casinos, which some say fleece the very people in need of economic growth.

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On The Media

Elections After Citizens United

Friday, October 31, 2014

A look at the influence of money on elections following the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling which unlocked unlimited political spending from outside interest groups.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: The Battle for Hearts & Mines

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been touring the South all week. His latest dispatch comes from coal country—he explains the battle for hearts and mines in Centertown, KY.

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