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Frustration in the White House Press Corps

Friday, May 09, 2014

Frustration is growing in the White House press corps due to limited access to the "transparency" president. In a piece that originally aired last year, Bob goes to the White House to find out how the role of the press corps is changing under this media savvy administration.

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On The Media

Frustration in the White House Press Corps

Friday, December 13, 2013

Frustration is growing in the White House press corps due to limited access to the "transparency" president. In a piece that originally aired in March, Bob goes to the White House to find out how the role of the press corps is changing under this media savvy administration.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Chillaxing Bridezilla Edition

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Paul Ryan’s updated GOP budget proposal and President Obama’s visits to Capitol Hill, and the overturn of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban by a New York judge.

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On The Media

Frustration in the White House Press Corps and More

Friday, March 01, 2013

Why White House reporters are fed up, getting the president's attention through online petitions, and a conversation with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi.

On The Media

Frustration in the White House Press Corps

Friday, March 01, 2013

Frustration is growing in the White House press corps because of limited access to the "transparency" president. Bob goes to the White House to find out how the role of the press corps is changing under this media savvy administration.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 2012 Victory Lab

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sasha Issenberg, contributor to Slate, Washington correspondent for Monocle, and author of the book The Victory Lab, on how the Obama administration harnessed technology and mined data in winning the 2012 election.

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On The Media

Grading Obama's First Term

Friday, November 09, 2012

With one term down and one more to go, we take a look at how well the first Obama administration did on some of the issues OTM cares about most: surveillance, transparency, whistleblowers, and press access. Brooke and Bob speak with The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, the Sunlight Foundation's Lisa Rosenberg, and ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper about Obama's first four years, and what they expect in the next four.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Sanger on American Foreign Policy

Friday, September 07, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, discusses his reporting on Middle East, how regional tensions are playing out, and American foreign policy towards the region. He also fact-checks one of the claims President Obama made in his convention speech last night. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Drone Warfare

Friday, June 08, 2012

Scott Shane, reporter for the New York Times, discusses his recent series of pieces on the use of drone warfare by the United States—and how some of that reporting has been misconstrued.

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The Takeaway

Did the Obama Administration Fumble the Recovery?

Monday, March 05, 2012

Four months before President Obama was sworn into office, the investment bank Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, setting off a panic throughout the country and much of the world. Coming on the heels of the bank bailout and the subprime mortgage crisis, President Obama's primary focus became the economy. One of the major questions facing his administration now is how well Obama and his team handled the fallout after the economic crash.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Campaigns 'Microtarget' You

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Sasha Issenberg of Slate talks about the different ways campaigns—including the Obama administration—are using data analytics to target their message to voters.  He wrote the piece titled, "Dreamcatcher."

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The Takeaway

Fascist, Marxist, Socialist: The Misuse of Political Terms

Thursday, January 19, 2012

When President Obama's political opponents describe his administration's ideological bent, harsh words are often tossed into the fray. Whether it's Socialism, Marxism or Fascism, the President’s first term has been marred with accusations of adherence to a number of controversial ideologies. Is there any truth behind these heavily loaded terms? James Morone, political scientist and author, speaks about the many "isms" used to describe the Obama administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Elizabeth Warren vs. the Banks

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vanity Fair contributing editor Suzanna Andrews  talks about Elizabeth Warren's battles with bankers and her campaign to challenge Scott Brown as Senator from Massachusetts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ron Suskind discusses his new book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, which offers an inside look at how the Obama White House approached the economic challenges of the administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Facto DREAM Act

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the Obama administration's announcement that it would stop deporting young immigrants brought here as children.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Free Preventive Care for Women

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Linda Rosenstock, dean of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and chairwoman of the Preventive Services for Women Committee at the Institute of Medicine, discusses the Obama administration's new regulations for free preventive healthcare for women, based on the committee's recommendations. Kate Nocera, health reporter for Politico, discusses the politics of these regulations and what they mean for patients. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Did It Work? The Stimulus

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues his weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic  programs. This week: the stimulus, shovel ready, and our debt.

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Did it Work? The Stimulus

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

But again that's kind of a defensive thing, saying it's not as bad as it could have been, and yet we still have 9.1 percent unemployment and the misery index at a high not seen since 1983, so all of this stuff is not quite comforting.

 Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Did It Work? Dodd-Frank

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues his weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic programs. This week: Dodd Frank turns one-year-old.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Did It Work? Foreclosure Modification

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues a weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic stimulus programs. This week: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.

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