Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Primary day is behind us. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin discuss the vote and the results of city-wide and local races, then Columbia University professor Ester Fuchs and Fordham professor Christina Greer talk about what the voting blocs tell us about the next round this election season. Plus: Slate’s Fred Kaplan discusses the President’s address to the nation on Syria last night. And we hear from listeners on which area 9/11 memorials strike the right note for them 12 years later.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Mayor Bloomberg regularly sends out a public schedule listing events for the upcoming day. But in a review of the mayor's full 2012 daily calendar obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, one of the most interesting events was kept under wraps.
Friday, June 14, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Cecilio Ximeyo was looking for a job on a recent day in Soho. As he filled out an application at a shoe store, he particularly enjoyed answering one question.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
While much of the world is watching President Obama's visit to Israel closely, the trip has special meaning in the New York and New Jersey area – home to one of the largest Jewish communities outside of Israel.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
On Sunday, January 20th, President Obama was officially sworn in to his second term as president, but yesterday he shared his moment with the public at the inauguration ceremony. There were many great moments of the entire day, but Obama’s speech is what most people were waiting for (that and Beyonce’s singing of course)!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Yesterday, President Obama tried to dissuade Americans from getting distracted over whether he’s an American citizen. Then reality TV star and presidential hopeful Donald Trump quickly took credit for Obama’s move to release his long form birth certificate. Now Trump is flirting with the idea of prolonging the issue with concerns over the certificate’s authenticity and concerns over whether Obama should open up his academic records from his undergraduate work at Occidental College. Is the birther issue over? And how do conspiracy theories like these become full blown political issues?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
President Barack Obama is a different leader than candidate Barack Obama. What remains difficult to discern is just how different both men are on matters of U.S. foreign policy. Critics to both the left and the right of the president have voiced frustration at the administration's obstinate refusal to state a foreign policy doctrine. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker describes how recent events in the Middle East may be creating an Obama doctrine on its own.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Yesterday was the deadline to file taxes in the U.S. and in what has become a tradition, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden released their tax returns to the public. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich shares his findings.
Monday, April 18, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two budget plans and the future for Moammar Gadhafi.
Monday, April 11, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two plans to reduce the federal deficit, which now stands at more than $14 trillion.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
President Obama made the decision to use U.S. military forces in Libya in his role as the top of American government's executive branch. But the president's cabinet and circle of advisers play an important role in policy. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates come from different areas of the political spectrum, and their positions on Libya have appeared to be quite different. Will the relationship between President Obama's advisers complicate the endgame in Libya?
Friday, March 18, 2011
While the world watches the events unfolding in Japan and the Middle East, President Obama heads to Latin America for a five day tour. The president and first lady Michelle Obama begin their first official trip to Brazil tomorrow, a country with a fast-rising GDP rate that some economic experts have taken to calling "The New World Player." The president and first lady will also stop in Chile and El Salvador.
Monday, February 14, 2011
President Obama delivers his 2012 Federal budget proposal today, and already debate is in full swing. Stan Collender, budget expert and writer for the Capital Gains and Games blog, helps us understand what to expect. His prediction? A congressional stalemate the likes of which we haven't seen in over a decade.
Monday, November 15, 2010
The 110th Congress begins its lame duck session today, and the question remains: how much can lawmakers get done before the new members step in? Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC looks at how this session of Congress handles the Bush tax cuts, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the new START treaty.
Monday, November 08, 2010
After the beating Democrats took in last week's mid-term elections, all eyes, including those of our managing producer, Noel King, will be looking at what the GOP's initial moves will be this week. She'll also look at President Obama's continued trip through Asia, along with Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
President Obama stood before reporters yesterday and addressed the big losses his party suffered in the midterm elections — including the turnover of the House of Representatives to Republicans. Obama accepted blame for not fullfiling voters' needs on the economy. How will the President's agenda now change? And with Republicans in control of Congress, what will their own agenda be? We'll look towards the future of Congress and the president with Peter Baker, chief political correspondent for The New York Times.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
President Obama surely won votes during the 2008 election when he promised Americans that he would rebuild our standing in the international community through diplomacy, and much of Europe responded with open arms. But two years later, as Europeans watch the American spectacle that has become the 2010 elections, we look at the reaction abroad as Democrats lose major races for the House and Senate
Paddy O’Connell, host of our partner the BBC’s Broadcasting House, joins us from London. Theda Skocpol also weighs in.