Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, May 22, 2014
A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
By Terri Langford : WNYC/NJPR Reporter
MONTCLAIR, NJ —
Most of New Jersey’s primary races are expected to be handily won by the incumbent. But one race political observers are watching closely is the fight State Senator Nia Gill is facing with a former Obama campaign director.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Several primaries in the coming weeks will steal the spotlight, however briefly, from Washington, D.C. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us which races to watch.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Today is New York's primary for federal offices—President, senators, and representatives. Voters, let us know which candidates you support and why. Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Democratic primary candidates for the 6th district discuss what's at stake: New York State Assembly member for the 25th assembly district in Queens, Rory Lancman; medical doctor Robert Mittman; New York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley; and member of the New York State Assembly Grace Meng.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Newark City Council member Ron Rice, Jr., Mayor Wayne Smith of Irvington, NJ, State Senator Nia Gill (D-34) and Donald Payne, Jr., Essex County freeholder-at-large, Newark city council president and the son of late Congressman Donald Payne Sr. of New Jersey's 10th district discuss their campaigns in the primary race to represent New Jersey's 10th district in Congress.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
New York's congressional primary is a month away, but the deadline to register to vote in the election comes next week. Here's what you need to do if you've never registered to vote, or changed addresses (or parties) since last time.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus followed Bill Clinton's campaign staff during his 1992 Presidential campaign. The resulting film "The War Room," was a quick classic, giving viewers a peek behind the curtain of American politics. Last week "The War Room" was released as part of the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Here's a question you may not have asked yourself: why does the Republican party hold primaries and caucuses at all? Is there a better system than the long, drawn out process of staggered elections which push and pull the political momentum towards different candidates at different points in the cycle? Wouldn't it be easier to have all of the states elect their nominee at once? Or is there another way entirely to choose our political leaders?
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur have been friends for many years, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the attack ads the two Ohio Democrats have been airing against one another. While Republican voters in Ohio cast their ballots for a presidential nominee, Ohio Democrats in district nine will be picking between Kucinich and Kaptur in a Congressional primary. The race is the product of redistricting in Ohio — and it's just the first of many of its kind. In the coming months, 11 primary contests in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California will similarly pit incumbents against each other.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Voters in 10 states weigh in on the Republican presidential line-up today in Super Tuesday primary elections and caucuses around the country. Four hundred and thirty-seven delegates are up for grabs -- but also at stake is the momentum of the campaign. Who is out there voting today? Is the Republican primary voter demographic in Idaho and Alaska the same as in Tennessee and Georgia? And who are they voting for?
Monday, March 05, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
With Super Tuesday upon us, when 10 states will hold Republican primary elections, we are asking teachers and students: How have you been covering the election season in the classroom?