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NJ Primary Results: Watson Coleman Prevails

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

Early New Jersey primary election results give Booker, Norcross easy wins.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The I Miss Monica Lewinsky Edition

Friday, May 09, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Prayer at the Supreme Court, the Republican takeover of North Carolina, and Lewinsky redux.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Post-Nuclear Options

Monday, November 25, 2013

Late Saturday night, President Obama announced an historic agreement with Iran to slow down that countries nuclear weapons development, in exchange for easing sanctions -- setting the table for a possible long-term deal. Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" correspondent for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), and Julianna Goldman, White House correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg News, discuss the details, from diplomacy to political impact.

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The Takeaway

Senate Makes Landmark Change to Filibuster Rules

Friday, November 22, 2013

In one of the most fundamental changes to Senate policy in decades, the Senate ruled on Thursday in a 52 to 48 vote to end the use of the filibuster against the majority of presidential nominees. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in on how this move will impact an already polarized Congress is Vin Weber, a former Republican Congressman for Minnesota from 1980-1993 and now co-chairman and partner at the lobbying firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Rules: Majority Rules

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Senate has voted on the "nuclear option" and changed the rules for how executive-level appointees and most judges get approved. Bob Cusak, managing editor for The Hill, discusses the change and what precedent it sets for future Senate work.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JFK 50 Years Later; Filibuster in the Senate; US Future in Afghanistan

Friday, November 22, 2013

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we hear from historian Peniel Joseph and journalism Marvin Kalb about what the moment meant for politics, civil rights and our sense of safety – and we’ll take your calls. Plus: the latest on the negotiations in Afghanistan; and the filibuster news from the US Senate.

The Takeaway

Senate Passes Filibuster Reform in Landmark Vote

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On Thursday in a 52 to 48 vote, the U.S. Senate voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster against most presidential nominees, a move that is seen as one of the most fundamental shifts in the way the Senate functions in more than a generation. Joining The Takeaway to explain the change is Gregory Wawro, professor of political science at Columbia University and author of the book "Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the United States Senate."

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The Takeaway

Obama Nominee for Appellate Court Sparks Debate in Senate

Thursday, October 31, 2013

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Patricia Ann Millett, a Washington lawyer with bipartisan credentials, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. But several Republicans have said they will block all nominees until the White House makes Benghazi witnesses available. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about the new fight overtaking the Senate.

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New Jersey News

Booker Wins Open Senate Seat

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before he will face reelection.

To hear New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon speak with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the election click on the audio player.

 

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New Jersey News

Booker Leading in Several Polls

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, is continuing to make up ground in some public opinion polls. A poll Monday from Monmouth University found the former mayor of Bogata trailing Democrat Cory Booker by 10 percentage points. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the potential fiscal crisis deal emerging in talks between the Sentae's Democratic and GOP leaders.

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The Takeaway

Senate Chaplain Preaches Compromise, Forgiveness During Shutdown

Friday, October 11, 2013

As Congress negotiates with President Barack Obama, and thousands of furloughed federal workers anxiously await a return to the office, Senate Chaplain Barry Black counsels compromise and compassion to his lawmaking flock. Today on The Takeaway, Senate Chaplain Black explores the role of faith in Congress, and discusses the federal shutdown.

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New Jersey News

Final Senate Debate in NJ

Thursday, October 10, 2013

There's less than a week to go before a special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced each other in the second of two debates Wednesday night.

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New Jersey News

The 2 Things Booker, Lonegan Agreed on In Their First Senate Debate

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (D) and Steve Lonegan (R) disagreed on almost everything during their first debate today in Trenton.

Booker supports creating a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented people and offering federal financial aid to college students. Lonegen does not.  

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New Jersey News

NJ Senate Candidates Set to Debate Today

Friday, October 04, 2013

Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, will face off today in their first debate in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race.

Terry Golway, history professor at Kean University, says recent polls showing Lonegan gaining ground on Booker raise the stakes for the debate.

 

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The Takeaway

As Sen. Ted Cruz Enters Hour 16, The GOP's In-Fighting Worries Some Republicans

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seantor Ted Cruz’s faux filibuster against funding Obamacare lasted through this morning—his marathon entered its 15th hour at 4:41 a.m. ET and there was still no end in sight. Ron Christie is a Republican Strategist and former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Ben Domenech is Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute and publisher of The Federalist. They debate the pros and cons of Senator Cruz's strategy. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich fills us in on what the GOP's next move might be.

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The Takeaway

Senate to Vote on House Budget Defunding Obamacare

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Senate is set to vote on a House budget that would defund Obamacare tomorrow. Congress must authorize new government spending by October 1—less than a week away-- or risk a partial government shutdown. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the political machinations happening in Congress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Voting on Syria; Scarcity; City Council Races; TV Preview

Thursday, September 05, 2013

John Dickerson of Slate talks about the latest from Washington on the vote for action in Syria and how the legislative ledger is developing. Plus: a close look at the competitive City Council races in the five boroughs; Eldar Shafir, co-author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much; and Matt Zoller Seitz of New York Magazine previews this Fall’s TV season.

The Takeaway

When Should We Take a Digital Break?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was caught playing video poker on his smartphone during the three hour meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Is the poker game a sign that McCain needs a break? And if so, is a device the best way to get that break? Sherry Turkle, MIT technology and society specialist, weighs in.

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