Political Debates


No Pulled Punches for Democrats in Mayor's Race

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

There's just three weeks until the Democratic primary for mayor, with a new candidate leading the pack nearly every week. And that means the frontrunners aren't pulling many punches as they duke it out on the campaign trail.  

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Biggest Flop in History Edition

Saturday, April 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and special guest Will Saletan discuss the immigration reform deal that’s giving Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio cold feet, and the new laws passed by several conservative states that widen restrictions on abortions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Almost Presidents

Monday, February 18, 2013

Scott Farris, the author of Almost President: Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation talks about candidates who have lost their bid for the presidency on this Presidents Day, and what their political legacy has been.


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On The Media

Please, Watch The Debates

Friday, December 09, 2011

You can be forgiven for watching the republican presidential debates this primary season and wondering what it is all for. Canned answers.  False camaraderie.  But debates are much, much more informative than television advertising, says professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Brooke speaks with Jamieson who says the debates have informed voters and allowed candidates with little money to rise in the polls. Jamieson is the director of and the new

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