Streams

Politics

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

Comment

What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

Saturday, September 20, 2014

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

Comment

Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

Comment

WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Christie's Campaign

Saturday, September 20, 2014

WNYC
As Gov. Chris Christie takes up more and more room on the national stage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recedes.

Comment

On The Media

Most Americans Fear ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

Americans across the political spectrum are supporting Obama's military campaign against ISIS. What explains this striking unanimity in public opinion? 

Comments [3]

All Things Considered

Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

Friday, September 19, 2014

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

Comment

All Things Considered

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

Comment

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Friday, September 19, 2014

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

Comment

War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks for Members of Congress

Friday, September 19, 2014

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down-the-road.

Comment

War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Friday, September 19, 2014

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.

Comment

WNYC News

City Council To Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 19, 2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she hopes New York can serve as a model for cities across the world as they grapple with climate change.

Comments [2]

The Takeaway

Lincoln's Gamble on The Battle to End Slavery

Friday, September 19, 2014

On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time about freeing the slaves. It would be six more turbulent months until the 16th president decided to take action.

Comments [1]

PRI's The World

Scottish independence may have lost, but Britain may be changed forever

Friday, September 19, 2014

Many supporters of the "Yes" campaign were in tears after a decisive loss in Scotland's independence vote. But London had to promise a raft of new local powers to keep Scotland in the UK, and those promises may change the nature of the British union for Northern Ireland, Wales and England, too.

Comment

The Takeaway

Senate Votes to Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate approved a measure to keep the U.S. government operating. Within the bill was a key amendment to fund President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels.

Comments [1]

The New Yorker: Political Scene

Michael Specter and Jerome Groopman on the Ebola outbreak

Friday, September 19, 2014

Michael Specter and Jerome Groopman speak with Dorothy Wickenden about the Ebola outbreak

Comment

News

Expert to Review Autopsy of Chokehold Victim

Friday, September 19, 2014

AP
The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing Eric Garner's final autopsy report.

Comment

Morning Edition

Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

Friday, September 19, 2014

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

Comment

Slate Political Gabfest

The Spanking Edition

Friday, September 19, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the apparent desire for a progressive presidential candidate. They also talk about the growing Ebola epidemic and the controversy over corporal punishment.

Comment

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Story of Domestic Violence, Lincoln & Slavery, and The Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Takeaway hears from the wife of a former NFL player who suffered domestic violence, we explore the fight against ISIS, and film star Simon Pegg weighs in on the secret to happiness.

WNYC News

Mayor Sweetens Municipal IDs With Museum Membership

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio hopes to amp up sign-ups for city IDs next year with free membership at 33 cultural institutions.

Comments [1]