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Some Upstate Quality Time for Cuomo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name is frequently mentioned as a possible Presidential contender in 2016, that is, if former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t run.

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The Takeaway

Will Hurricane Sandy Change Your Vote?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

With much of the hurricane damage in the country’s largest media market, the plight of New Yorkers is sure to dominate the news cycle for weeks — if not months. But could the effects of the hurricane extend beyond the flood zones and power grids?  Could it decide a presidency?

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The Takeaway

Predicing the Economic Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Could Sandy be this year's October surprise for the presidential election? Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, describes the storm's impact on the campaigns of President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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The Takeaway

Don't Mention It: Climate Change

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

With just over a month till voting day, talk of climate change is essentially absent from campaign rhetoric of both presidential candidates. Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer at The New Yorker, explains why.

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The Takeaway

Romney and Bain Capital Remain a Forefront Issue

Monday, July 16, 2012

Among all the businesses that come and go from the headlines, Bain Capital is one that will not be escaping coverage any time soon. Romney and his campaign say that Obama's focus on Romney's former company is merely a distraction from the real issues and that Romney has shown what he’s needed to. So what’s really going on?

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Schoolbook

A Desk for Every Dropout, Every Hour, Every School Day

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Regents, heat, finals, heat, graduation, heat, and confusing end-of-year schedules are on the minds of city school parents, students and teachers this Thursday in June. So as a diversion, let's go to Washington, where a visual stunt on the National Mall tried to focus attention on the state of the nation's schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Free Enterprise is Good

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and author of The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, talks about the presidential campaign and his new book that says free enterprise can be defended on moral grounds.

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The Takeaway

Does the South Still Influence the GOP?

Friday, March 09, 2012

The South has played a crucial role to the Republican Party for decades. Since 1996 every Republican presidential nominee has had some personal connection to the South. Furthermore, each of those nominees achieved their position by aggressively courting the Southern vote by reflecting their ethics and policy positions. Not so with Mitt Romney. Does that reflect more on the former Massachusetts governor's strategy, or a realization that the south may be experiencing a waning influence over the GOP?

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The Takeaway

Ohio Voters on the Super Tuesday Ad Push

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It’s Super Tuesday, and Ohio is among the most pivotal states in the race. In order to gain an edge, the two frontrunners — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum — secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads which began airing last weekend in Ohio. Are the ads working?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jennifer Granholm: Keeping Current

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Former governor of Michigan (D) and host of "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," Jennifer Granholm, talks about her new show and responds to the State of the Union and the presidential campaign. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Preview of the Iowa Caucuses

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The 2012 presidential election cycle officially kicks off tonight with the Republican caucus in Iowa. O. Kay Henderson, News Director for Radio Iowa, describes the last few days of campaigning, what’s been different about the race for this year’s caucuses, and what we can expect tonight.

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Ron Paul Could Actually Win - Here's How

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ron Paul won the Republican Party's straw poll in September in California with a whopping 44.9 percent, but since then it's been a bit downhill for the Libertarian. His supporters couldn't love him any harder if they tried, but he's going to need more of them in order to win.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Strauss-Kahn, the Economy, Presidential Hopefuls

Monday, June 06, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to return to court today to face arraignment in New York City. He is charged with raping a Manhattan hotel maid, the allegations shocked the world, especially France, where he was expected to be a strong contender for the presidency. Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, on WGBH in Boston says "I think this story is going to capture a lot of headlines for a long time." Kelly Evans, "Ahead of the Tape" columnist for The Wall Street Journal, looks at some key economic data coming out this week that could give us a clue at how the economy is doing.

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The Takeaway

GOP and Newt Gingrich Part Ways on Budget

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Top members of the GOP and Newt Gingrich are trading barbs after Gingrich criticized the Paul Ryan budget. After Donald Trump's announcement that he wouldn't run, Gingrich may be one of the most bankable presidential candidates for Republicans, but is he already burning bridges? Newt Gingrich said about Paul Ryan's proposal: “I think that that is too big a jump. I think what you want to have is a system where people voluntarily migrate to better outcomes, better solutions... I'm against Obamacare, which is imposing radical change, and I would be against a conservative imposing radical change.” The reaction, says Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich was swift and heavy, with conservatives saying Gingrich undermined House Republicans.

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The Takeaway

Newt Gingrich Readies Presidential Bid

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

He's got a website, an exploratory committee and a history of leadership; can Newt Gingrich become the next president? The former speaker of the house has officially entered the race. With analysis is Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 2012 GOP Race

Monday, April 25, 2011

There are more than a dozen possible GOP candidates, but the true campaigning has yet to begin. Jonathan Martin, senior political writer at Politico, analyzes the 2012 Republican presidential field and other political news.

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