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Christie: I Didn't 'Embrace' President Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie said Wednesday he'd worked "very hard" for Mitt Romney and the Republican ticket and argued he didn't "embrace" President Barack Obama.  Christie has been under fire from some conservative commentators for overly-effusive praise of the President in the wake of storm Sandy.

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Election Law and Hurricanes

Monday, November 05, 2012

Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, talks about the legal parameters for voter access, and Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, talks about the logistics of voting in storm-damaged areas.

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Contested Congressional Races

Monday, November 05, 2012

Richard Flanagan, associate professor at the College of Staten Island and co-author of Staten Island: Conservative Bastion in a Liberal City, talks about the Congressional race on Staten Island.

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, looks at how tight races in both the 1st and 18th districts of New York may be decided on election day.

John Dankosky, news director at Connecticut's WNPR and host of Where We Live, talks about the McMahon/Murphy race for Senate.

 

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The Takeaway

Will Hurricane Sandy Change Your Vote?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

With much of the hurricane damage in the country’s largest media market, the plight of New Yorkers is sure to dominate the news cycle for weeks — if not months. But could the effects of the hurricane extend beyond the flood zones and power grids?  Could it decide a presidency?

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The Takeaway

Political Advertising Breaks Records

Friday, October 26, 2012

If you're a voter in Ohio, Colorado, or Virginia, it probably won't surprise you to learn that a recent study found that 2012 has been a record-breaking year for political advertising. Michael Franz, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project and professor at Bowdoin College, discusses the astronomical amount of money devoted to advertising, and what it means for politics.

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The Takeaway

How Important Is Early Voting?

Monday, October 01, 2012

Election day is still more than a month away, but early voting has already begun. Voters in South Dakota and Idaho began casting their ballots on September 21, while voters in Iowa lined up outside polling stations late last week. In the upcoming weeks, dozens more states will open their voting booths.

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The 47 Percent

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, talks about the leaked videotape of Mitt Romney's May fundraiser, in which he refers to the 47% of Americans who see themselves as "victims" dependent on government for support. He is also author of Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party, now out in paperback.

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At the GOP Convention in Tampa, New Jersey's Star Rises

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC

 New Jersey is back on the map. The state, which has not voted for a Republican for president since George Bush the elder, is suddenly important.  And the Governor, GOP keynoter Chris Christie, is besieged like a rock star by a never ending-stream of reporters.

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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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Super Tuesday: 10 State Tour

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

  • Fred Thys, political reporter for WBUR, discusses today's primary in Massachusetts and what expectations are in the state.
  • Ross Sneyd, news director at Vermont Public Radio, on the GOP race in Vermont and what the big themes are in that state.
  • Beverly Amsler, reporter at WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke, Virginia, on the GOP race in Virginia and what the big themes are in that state, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are on the ballot.
  • Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Reporter for Ohio Public Radio and T.V. , checks in on the themes in Ohio's GOP primary taking place today, and why campaigns have been so focused on the state.
  • Denis O'Hayer, "All Things Considered" host at WABE-FM in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the latest news from the GOP race in Georgia and what may be driving voters there to the polls.
  • Michael Cross, KOSU Capitol Bureau Cheif, explains how GOP candidates have been campaigning in Oklahoma and what the voters there are focusing on this Super Tuesday.
  • Dave Thompson, news director of Prairie Public Radio in Bismarck, North Dakota , talks about the GOP caucus in North Dakota today, and what the campaigns and analysts are expecting from the Peace Garden State.  
  • Scott Ki, reporter for Boise State Public Radio, talks about the Idaho caucus in the state today, and the issues of interest for Republican voters there.
  • Chas Sisk, political reporter for The Tennessean, reporting to us from Nashville, the state capital, explains how Tennessee voters are participating in the primary today.
  • Daysha Eaton, KSKA public radio reporter joining us from Anchorage, Alaska, checks in from Alaska on what's expected.  

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The Takeaway

New Hampshire's Impact on the GOP Field

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A decisive, but not surprising, victory last night for Mitt Romney. He won the New Hampshire primary last night with almost 40 percent of the vote. But he doesn't emerge for the state as the presumptive nominee yet, and the devil is in the details. Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, political contributor for the Takeaway and It’s a Free Country, and John Zogby, president of the polling firm Zogby International, discuss Tuesday night's outcome.

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