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Republican U.S. Senate Hopefuls Struggle to Differentiate Themselves

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey hasn't sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate in more than three decades. In a News 12 debate between the Republican candidates Wednesday night, the two in the running had a hard time distinguishing themselves from each other.

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WQXR Blog

House GOP Vows to Slash Arts Funding

Monday, July 22, 2013

House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.

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The Takeaway

The House Votes to Repeal Affordable Care Act for the 37th Time

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today marks the 37th time the House has attempted to repeal the health care law. Is there any possibility of the law finally being overturned, and if not, why do Republican leaders persist in attempting to do so? The Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Extreme Makeover (GOP Edition)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, appearing before a live audience at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca, discuss the GOP’s autopsy report on the 2012 election, and the gender politics of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The “Are Cats Evil?” Edition

Saturday, February 02, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the politics of immigration reform and whether it’s too late for the GOP to embrace it. Plus they dive into Emily’s New York Times Magazine cover story about compensating the victims of child pornography.

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On The Media

Should Republican Politicians Quit their Fox Addiction?

Friday, December 14, 2012

With the fiscal-cliff fight in its umpteenth week, Republicans want House Speaker John Boehner to sell his fiscal cliff solutions outside the safe confines of Fox News. Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins talks to Brooke about the GOP strategists who want their party to diversify their media appearances.

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The Takeaway

The Impacts of Redistricting on Tuesday's Election

Friday, November 09, 2012

In the lead up to Tuesday's election, public policy experts worried that redistricting efforts would greatly change the course of races for the House of Representatives. Nate Persily, a professor of law and political science at Columbia University who works closely on redistricting issues, explains how redistricting impacted the 2012 election.

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The Takeaway

Do Democrats and Republicans Prefer Different Brands?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Although you may not realize it, depending on whether you lean Republican or Democrat, you might be more inclined to buy certain products. Ted Marzilli collects and analyzes that data.

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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.

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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.

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WNYC News

Romney Shows His Soft Side; President Tightens His Pitch

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.

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WNYC News

Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explainer: "Skewed" Polling

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Republicans say that recent polling data favoring Obama is skewed. Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist who writes A Plain Blog About Politics, fact-checks the claim, and explains the tricky nature of party ID in polls.

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WNYC News

New Groups Make A Conservative Argument On Climate Change

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.

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WNYC News

Leaked Video Shows Romney Discussing 'Dependent' Voters

Monday, September 17, 2012

Videos appearing to show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking candidly with wealthy donors about Obama supporters have caused a stir in the campaigns. The videos have emerged after Romney's perceived stumbles on the campaign trail.

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WNYC News

Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.

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WNYC News

Romney Tempers Foreign Policy Criticism After Flap Over Libya Remarks

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A day after Mitt Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in North Africa, he largely steered clear of discussing the attack on an American consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.

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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

Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning

Friday, September 07, 2012

From claims about deficit reduction and job creation to things Mitt Romney has said about Russia and Detroit, the Democratic ticket twisted a few words here and there, independent watchdogs say.

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WNYC News

Fact Checkers Ding Romney On A Few Familiar Points

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Republican presidential nominee is being faulted for saying President Obama went on an "apology tour" and for things he claimed about Obama's tax and Medicare policies. But overall, independent fact checkers aren't finding many problems.

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