The Takeaway

After Weiner, Will Special Election Be a Referendum on Obama?

Friday, June 17, 2011

A mixture of cheers and jeers followed seven-term New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner's announcement Thursday that he would be resigning from public office. Weiner apologized to his constituents and to his wife for the sexting scandal, in which he admitted to sending lewd messages and photos to at least six women. Weiner was one of the more outspokenly liberal members of the House – and his 9th District that has been a Democratic stronghold for decades. Will his successor's replacement change the political spectrum or become a referendum on President Obama's politics, as a litmus test for 2012?



New York Congressman Christopher Lee Resigns

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Christopher Lee, a Republican congressman from suburban Buffalo, has resigned, after a shirtless photo of him appeared on Gawker. The gossip news site said that the Congressman, who is married, sent the photo to a woman he met on Craigslist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black is the New Klein

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joel Klein has stepped down as chancellor of the New York City public school system, and Mayor Bloomberg has replaced him with magazine publisher Cathie Black. Maura Walz, reporter at Gotham Schools, and Matt Flamm, senior reporter at Crain's New York Business, join us to discuss this change. What do you make of the Klein years? What do you want from Black?

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The Takeaway

White House Mum as Beck-Boycotting Czar Resigns

Monday, September 07, 2009

President Obama's "green-energy czar," Van Jones, has resigned unexpectedly. To understand the strange road that led to his resignation late Saturday night, we need to look back a couple of weeks, to when Glenn Beck appeared on Fox and Friends and said that President Obama "has a deep-seated hatred of white people." (Click through for Van Jones' previous appearances on The Takeaway.) For a closer look at the resignation and how this effects President Obama's favorability, we talk to Julie Mason. She covers the White House for the Washington Examiner.

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