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Christie Comment Alienates Host

Thursday, March 14, 2013

WNYC

The African American pastor who hosted Governor Chris Christie's town hall this week has asked the Governor to apologize for his comments about Democratic Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver.

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New Jersey News

Christie Urban Strategy Has Perils

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

At a town hall in Paterson -- only the second out of 102 to be held in an urban church, Gov. Chris Christie criticized Speaker of the Assembly, Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) for blocking his school voucher bill.  Oliver called the comments a racial provocation.

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WNYC News

For Both Parties, Spanglish Is The Unofficial Convention Language

Sunday, September 09, 2012

If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc — and Spanish is getting its close-up.

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WNYC News

Pa. Won't Use Voter Fraud Argument At Hearing Over ID Law

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State officials begin their defense of the new voter identification law in court Wednesday. Residents suing to overturn it say it creates unlawful barriers to voting. In a court filing, the state said it has never investigated claims of in-person voter fraud and so won't argue that such fraud has occurred in the past.

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New Jersey News

After Cory Booker's Remarks, Press Aide Resigns

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

His communications director insisted that her departure had nothing to do with the Newark, N.J., mayor's controversial comments in which he criticized the Obama campaign for targeting Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital. Still, her exit shows how managing the mayor's political message has become a challenge as his star has risen.

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WNYC News

Polls Show Obama's Support For Gay Marriage Influencing Blacks

Sunday, May 27, 2012

African-American opposition to gay marriage has declined significantly since President Obama's announcement, according to three polls.

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WNYC News

Black Voters Likely To Stick With Obama Despite Gay Marriage Stance

Thursday, May 10, 2012

African-Americans, compared with other groups that make up the Democratic political base, have been the most resistant to an expansion of gay rights.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Tragedy Edges Onto Presidential Campaign Trail

Friday, March 23, 2012

President Obama made his first public comments Friday about the Trayvon Martin shooting, which opened him up to approval and suspicion in this racially and politically polarized nation.

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The Takeaway

After The Takeaway: Color Lines and Racial Identity in the US, Barack Obama and George W. Bush

Monday, August 15, 2011

WNYC

This morning, The Takeaway was joined by Randall Kennedy, author of "The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency." Co-host Celeste Headlee responds to the discussion and ponders whether or not President Obama might learn a lesson from his White House predecessor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of Anger?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Longtime Newsweek columnist and  The Rage of a Privileged Class author Ellis Cose talks about the optimism of young African Americans, which he discusses in his new book, The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage.

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