Streams

 

 

Presidential Race

WNYC News

Transcript And Audio: Third Presidential Debate

Monday, October 22, 2012

Transcript of the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

How Big Should The U.S. Navy Be?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants the U.S. Navy to have 350 ships, up from the current fleet of 287. Analysts are divided on whether the U.S. needs a fleet this large.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Can U.S. Still Lead In Economic And 'Soft' Power?

Monday, October 22, 2012

When the presidential candidates hold their final debate Monday night, this one on foreign policy, they'll likely be asked to define their vision of America's role in the world. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that role may shift back to economic and cultural leadership, scholars say.

Comment

WNYC News

Obama Battling To Maintain Women's Vote, Seen As His Key To Victory

Friday, October 19, 2012

Four years ago, 56 percent of female voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama. But with a recent poll showing him tied with Mitt Romney among women, Obama has been working anew to sway the demographic seen as key to his hold on the White House. Romney has been working to stop him.

Comment

WNYC News

White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

Friday, October 19, 2012

For all the attention on female voters, the gender gap is no less among white men. They voted in large numbers against Barack Obama four years ago, and are expected to do so again this year. At a motorcycle festival in Florida, some of these voters weigh in on the GOP ticket and the election.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

The Third-Party Factor: Will 2012 Look Like 2000?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Third-party candidates could end up affecting the outcome of the presidential race, as Ralph Nader did in Florida in 2000. Libertarian Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from both candidates in several battleground states, and the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode could make a difference in Virginia.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Want Thousands Of Twitter Followers? Put A Meme On It

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It is now clear that we are living in a world of viral memes that take no sides when it comes to spoofing politicians or debate moderators. So what's a politician to do as the target of a social media parody? Run with it.

Comment

Features

What's For Dinner? Fueling A Presidential Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Both candidates fueled up on potatoes and meat last night as they prepared for the debate at separate Marriotts near Hofstra University. But did what they choose to eat help their performance? We asked an expert to weigh in.

Comment

WNYC News

A Stronger Showing At Hofstra, But Ghost Of Denver Still Haunts Obama

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The president's improved performance last night doesn't eradicate the damage from the Oct. 3 debate. Only one chance remains to do so before Election Day, so the pressure that animated the Hofstra debate will be all the greater in Monday's finale in Florida.

Comment

WNYC News

Transcript And Audio: Second Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Transcript and audio of the second debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

When The Debate Ends, The Advertising Debate Is Just Beginning

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Within hours of the first presidential and vice presidential debates, the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney used debate footage in their ads. Expect the same after tonight's town hall-style showdown.

Comment

WNYC News

Town Hall Format Could Make Things Tough On Obama

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Democrats want the president to be more confrontational and show more passion than he did in the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But a town hall requires that he also be responsive to questioners.

Comment

WNYC News

Vets Seek Specifics On How Candidates Would Help

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Military veterans across the country have a whole range of concerns this election season, from the high rate of suicide to special challenges for female vets. But like everyone else, they're especially concerned with health care and jobs.

Comment

WNYC News

Candidates' Views On Poverty Get Little Attention

Monday, October 15, 2012

Neither President Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney has focused much attention on the poor. They've talked about creating jobs and opportunity, but mostly for the middle class. Advocates say Obama's stimulus spending has helped, but Republicans argue that government aid helps keep people in poverty.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

The Not-So-Great Communicator: Is Obama Overrated As A Speaker?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Since becoming president, Obama's rhetorical triumphs have been just that: moving speeches delivered on ceremonial occasions. When it comes to policy and attempts to move public opinion, the silver-tongued Obama has largely been absent.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

What's All This Malarkey About Malarkey?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Malarkey is "meaningless talk, nonsense." Vice President Biden said that's what GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was spreading. Where the word came from is a bit of a mystery.

Comment

WNYC News

5 Takeaways From The Vice Presidential Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

Neither Vice President Biden nor GOP Rep. Paul Ryan gave any quarter Thursday night. The two men were pointed and at some points personal in discussing their differences across a broad range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

Comments [4]

WNYC News

Transcript And Audio: Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Transcript of the debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vice presidential debates are often quickly forgotten, but tonight's matchup โ€” featuring what one pundit calls "probably two of the most substantive vice presidential candidates we've ever had" โ€” will likely be widely watched. Both men are steeped in policy but offer big contrasts in styles.

Comment

WNYC News

Tale Of The Tape: The VP And His Challenger

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vice President Biden and the Republican hoping to replace him, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, face off for their sole debate Thursday in Danville, Ky. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two men.

Comments [1]