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Gabfest Radio

Between Two Texans Edition

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Common Core standards, a new sci-fi film starring Scarlett Johansson, the death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Hour With Gail Collins

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This live interview with Gail Collins originally aired on July 16th, 2013. An edited version was aired on September 2, 2013 as part of a best-of episode of the Brian Lehrer Show timed for Labor Day.

Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2012), talks about Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wendy Davis, the Weiner/Spitzer candidacies, plus your calls.

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The Takeaway

Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry has set the stage for a major political shuffle for the Lone Star State with his announcement yesterday that he will not to seek re-election next year. How does this shift the political game in Texas?What does this say about Perry’s intentions for the 2016 presidential election? Ben Philpott, a senior reporter for KUT in Austin, discusses the change and what the move means for Texas politics and the nation.

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It's A Free Country ®

Adios Newt: What Gingrich's SuperPAC Should Buy Next

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

That's all, folks. Now what happens to the Super PAC leftovers?

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It's A Free Country ®

Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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Championship | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's all come down to this. After two weeks of voting, it's between Rick Perry's "Oops" and the booing of a gay soldier for most memorable moment of the 2012 GOP debates.

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Final Four)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Only four debate moments remain, and today they battle it out for a spot in tomorrow's championship match-up.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 2)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich's bludgeoning of John King trump a good old fashioned back-and-forth between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? And can Herman Cain make it further in our bracket than he did on the campaign trail?

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 1)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Round 2 begins with match-ups in the Audience Participation and Gaffe divisions, and the winners will go on to represent their categories in the Final Four.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 4)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the last day of Round 1, Newt Gingrich goes toe-to-toe with himself in the Dust-Ups Division, then faces off with Rick Perry in a sound bite battle.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 3)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Halfway through the first round of our Memorable Debate Moments bracket, Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet squares off against Jon Huntsman's Chinese showboating, and it's a battle of the boos in the Audience Participation Division. 

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 2)

Friday, March 16, 2012

The madness marches on with Day 2 of first round match-ups in our GOP debate moments bracket.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 1)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Which of these 16 moments from the Republican debates is the most memorable?

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch | It's A Free Country Does Super Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters across the country, from Alaska to Vermont, voted on Super Tuesday. Political reporter Anna Sale hosted our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country.

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Early Returns From PAC Filings: Colbert Booms, Perry Busts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission trickle out today, and the early word is that Stephen Colbert's Super PAC raised just under $1 million, while former candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann floundered.

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Track: South Carolina Primary Returns

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's primary day in South Carolina, the first-in-the-South presidential primary. Track returns on our Patchwork Nation map. It shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 46 counties, but how the candidates are doing in each of state's five community types.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republicans Recount, Recalibrate

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and author of William Henry Harrison: The American President Series: The 9th President, 1841, talks about the revised Iowa results and the end of Rick Perry's campaign.

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The Takeaway

A Democratic Perspective on the 2012 Presidential Race

Friday, January 20, 2012

With Texas Governor Rick Perry dropping out of the race and Rick Santorum declaring a belated victory in the Iowa caucuses, Thursday marked a day of big game changers in the GOP presidential contest. With one day left until the South Carolina primary, frontrunner Mitt Romney is slipping in the polls as Gingrich picks up more support, including an endorsement from Perry. As the Republican race gets tighter and attacks become even more brutal, how is President Barack Obama preparing for his campaign for 2012

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SC Voters Reserved Over Romney's Mormonism

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It’s gotten dirty down here in the South: When South Carolina Republican voters were prompted with questions about the GOP candidates' values, Romney’s religion came up again and again.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: I Was So Wrong About Rick Perry

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In 2008 I had made the far-out prediction that John McCain would win the primary. Everyone said I was nuts, and when I was right I reveled in the accolades of my friends calling me a genius.  Still intoxicated from being so right, I figured I'd try a longshot prediction again and I was wrong. Mea culpa.

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