Streams

 

Politics

WNYC News

This Week in Politics: The Power Of Mayors

Saturday, January 18, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls off some power plays...and continues to push his everyman image . Meanwhile, across the Hudson, mayors are getting more attention than ever before.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin break down this week in politics with New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez.

Comment

It's Happening: GOP Is Rallying Around Embattled N.J. Governor

Friday, January 17, 2014

The conservative base of the Republican Party, long skeptical of Gov. Chris Christie because of his bro-hug with President Obama after Superstorm Sandy, is beginning to rally to his side.

Comment

Congress Vows To Step Up To Surveillance Policy Challenge

Friday, January 17, 2014

If there was a consensus from Congress after President Obama's NSA speech Friday, it was that Congress itself must play a major role to play in the ultimate fix.

Comment

Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending Bill

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Obama has enacted more than 1,500 pages of legislation that will fund every federal agency. The spending legislation was approved in the Senate and House this week by wide margins.

Comment

Tom Coburn, GOP Budget Hawk And Obama Friend, To Leave Senate

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Oklahoma senator, a leading conservative, will retire two years early. He's battling cancer but says his decision is based on serving his family by "shifting my focus elsewhere."

Comment

Transcript Of President Obama's Speech On NSA Reforms

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Obama delivered the following speech on the results of the Signals Intelligence Review Jan. 17 at the Justice Department in Washington.

Comment

Gen. Dempsey: Better To Get Others To Solve Their Own Problems

Friday, January 17, 2014

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff talks with NPR about why it's often better to advise and assist than to get involved militarily. And he looks at the Pentagon's looming budget crisis.

Comment

The Takeaway

Obama Overhauls NSA's Surveillance Programs

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced a major overhaul of the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance practices. The president said that in order for the nation's intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, the trust of the American people must be maintained. To maintain that trust, the president said he would end the vast collection of phone data “as it exists” today. The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent, Todd Zwillich breaks it down with further NSA analysis from Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright.

Comments [3]

WNYC News

It's Happening: Republicans Are Rallying Around Chris Christie

Friday, January 17, 2014

There’s actually some good news for Chris Christie. The conservative base of the Republican Party, long skeptical of the New Jersey governor, is beginning to rally to his side.

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama Curbs NSA Powers, but Keeps Data in Hands of Government

Friday, January 17, 2014

Coming on the heels of the Edward Snowden leaks, and a 300-page set of recommendations from a panel of presidential advisers, President Obama announced Thursday key changes to the NSA surveillance gathering -- but not the immediate end to the storage of metadata by the NSA. He called for an independent panel to advise the FISA court, and an end to the spying on foreign leaders unless there exists "a compelling national security purpose."

Comments [17]

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

Friday, January 17, 2014

The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Calls In the Lawyers

Friday, January 17, 2014

Chris Christie has brought in a set of lawyers to investigate bridgegate. Andrea Bernstein, WNYC metro editor, talks about who's involved. Plus, she discusses her reporting on the Port Authority.

 

Comments [18]

Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The omnibus spending bill approved by the Senate on Thursday night contains language banning funding for USDA inspections of slaughterhouses for horses. That effectively stops plans to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S. to export meat abroad.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Congressman and Muslim

Friday, January 17, 2014

Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative (D-Minn.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the author of My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future (Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing, 2014), talks about his experience as the first Black Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and as one of the organizers behind the 1995 Million Man March.

 

Comments [13]

Obama Expected To Say NSA Should Not Hold 'Metadata'

Friday, January 17, 2014

One change that privacy advocates have been pushing for is that the NSA no longer store the records from millions of phone calls — including those of Americans. Officials are telling Reuters and NPR that the president will endorse the idea of having a third party, not the NSA, hold that data.

Comment

Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "You're Married—Psych!—You're Not Married" Edition

Friday, January 17, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Should the NSA be restrained? Will the Supreme Court revisit marriage equality? And is the First Amendment absolute outside abortion clinics?

Comment

Gabfest Radio

In Limbo in Utah Edition

Friday, January 17, 2014

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why the Supreme Court may soon have to take another marriage equality case and whether a Massachusetts law that puts a buffer between abortion protesters and clinics violates the First Amendment.

Comment

On The Media

Obama Threads the NSA Needle

Friday, January 17, 2014

Today President Obama announced changes to the United States’ surveillance policies. While Obama addressed greater security measures for telephone data, much of the NSA’s surveillance practices remain intact. Listen to a sneak preview of this week’s On the Media, where Brooke Gladstone examines the President’s proposal for the future of the NSA surveillance program.

Comments [2]

The Takeaway

Obama Announces Overhaul of NSA Surveillance Programs | Water in America: In the Tap We Trust? | Developing Innovative Ways to Fund Science

Friday, January 17, 2014

Water in America: In the Tap We Trust? | The Delicate Dance of U.S. Spy Agencies | Obama Announces Overhaul of NSA Surveillance Programs | The Evolution of Hollywood Movie Villains | Developing Innovative Ways to Fund Science

WNYC News

New York CIty and Mayor de Blasio Still in Honeymoon Phase

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Yorkers are apparently feeling good about their new mayor, according to a new poll.

Comment