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WNYC News

Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?

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WNYC News

New Service Aims To Make Voting Easy

Monday, September 24, 2012

A new online service wants to make voting as easy as renting a movie on Netflix. 

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WNYC News

Prior to November Elections, Council Members Say Voting Issues Remain a Concern

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some elected officials plan to use the coming weeks before the November elections to draw attention to problems at the voting booth.

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WNYC News

Leaked Video Shows Romney Discussing 'Dependent' Voters

Monday, September 17, 2012

Videos appearing to show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking candidly with wealthy donors about Obama supporters have caused a stir in the campaigns. The videos have emerged after Romney's perceived stumbles on the campaign trail.

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WNYC News

Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.

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WNYC News

White House Details 2013 Cuts If Congress Doesn't Avert Fiscal Cliff

Friday, September 14, 2012

Under orders from Congress, the administration detailed exactly how it would administer painful cuts to both defense and domestic programs that were ordered under last year's budget deal. But the Office of Management and Budget reiterates that the threat of cuts is meant to spur congressional action.

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WNYC News

NY Primary Set for Thursday

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This Thursday is primary day for state offices. Republicans and Democrats have already chosen presidential nominees and congressional candidates — now they'll pick candidates for state legislative races. Listen to our analysis for race highlights and what to expect.

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WNYC News

For Both Parties, Spanglish Is The Unofficial Convention Language

Sunday, September 09, 2012

If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc — and Spanish is getting its close-up.

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On The Media

Tired of Covering the Campaigns

Friday, September 07, 2012

This is the time when most Americans start paying attention to the campaigns, but political reporters have been on the election beat for more than a year and, according to Politico's Dylan Byers, are just plain sick of it. Brooke Speaks to Dylan about why journalists can't wait for this election cycle to be over with.

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WNYC News

In High-Stakes Speech, Obama Seeks To Shift The Argument Forward

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The theme of the Democratic Convention has been "Forward." In accepting the party's nomination tonight, President Obama has to answer the question, "Forward to what?" And he may take a page from Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 renomination speech.

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WNYC News

Federal Court Rules Against Texas Voter ID Law

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A three-judge panel said the pending law would discriminate against racial minorities and the poor, who are less likely to have photo identification.

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WNYC News

Will Tropical Storm Isaac Blow The GOP Convention Off Course?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Republicans will have to rewrite their script if the storm, which is forecast to hit hurricane strength, stays on course to hit Tampa on Monday. That's the first scheduled day of the party's nominating convention.

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WNYC News

Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of President Clinton's welfare overhaul. Republican Mitt Romney keeps saying that President Obama has gutted the law — even though every major fact-checking organization says the claims are false.

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On The Media

@Polling

Friday, August 10, 2012

Twitter has teamed up with Republican and Democratic polling firms, as well as another company called Topsy, to create a new tool called the Twindex. It offers a new way to gauge the political leanings of likely voters. Bob speaks with Adam Sharp, Twitter's manager for government and politics.

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WNYC News

Pa. Won't Use Voter Fraud Argument At Hearing Over ID Law

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State officials begin their defense of the new voter identification law in court Wednesday. Residents suing to overturn it say it creates unlawful barriers to voting. In a court filing, the state said it has never investigated claims of in-person voter fraud and so won't argue that such fraud has occurred in the past.

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WNYC News

In Primaries, Board of Election Fails Stress Test

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Board wants to find a better way to count election night results faster and more accurately – especially ahead of the September primary and November elections when millions of voters will turn out.

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The Takeaway

Pro-Bailout Party Wins Greek Elections

Monday, June 18, 2012

The pro-bailout New Democracy captured the most seats in the general election Sunday. Antonis Samaris, the leader of that party, will attempt to build a coalition among other Greek political parties who support the bailout, or the euro zone, in some form.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian Parliament Dissolved On the Eve of Elections

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Cairo continues to be at the epicenter of democratic turmoil. On the brink of the second round of presidential elections this weekend, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has dissolved the Parliament. The act makes relations between the Supreme Constitutional Court and the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly fraught.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooke Gladstone on Mexican Elections and the Media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On the Media host Brooke Gladstone reports from Mexico on that country's upcoming presidential elections, its campaign laws, and Yosoy132, the movement being called the Mexican Spring.

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The Takeaway

Why the American Political System Doesn't Work

Monday, June 11, 2012

Displays of bipartisanship in Congress are increasingly rare, and as the United States approaches another presidential election, the noise from super PAC-funded ads has become something of an unending background soundtrack to the campaigns.

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