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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Sweet Meteor of Death, Dirty Harry Unites, and Obama Turns on the Money Faucet

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Episode #5: Anna Sale is on vacation, so It's A Free Country blogger Karol Markowicz steps in alongside Todd Zwillich and Brian Lehrer to bring the week's most revealing clip. Karol is humored by Erick Erickson's "endorsement" in the GOP 2012 race; Todd bends the rules and puts a previous week's clip in a new context to talk about Obama and SuperPACs; and Brian sees Red America and Blue America united in Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl ad. Plus: a bonus, late-breaking clip from Todd on the Obama administration, contraceptives, and religious voters.

Don't forget this week's twitter challenge: Answer the question #WhatMatters? What really matters in our politics, and in Election 2012?  (See what others are saying)

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: After Another Santorum Surge, Will GOP Ever Rally Around One Candidate?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The triple-header victory by Rick Santorum on Tuesday was a huge rush for the candidate, but also raises much larger questions about the 2012 GOP field.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama SuperPAC Push: What It Might Mean in NYC

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Obama campaign announced this week that it will encourage the president's supporters to give to the SuperPAC backing his reelection effort, and New York donors will be a prime target. A WNYC analysis of disclosure forms shows Romney's SuperPAC raised 44 times more than Obama's in New York last year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What McCarthy Means for Pro-Romney SuperPAC

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Jane Mayer, New Yorker staff writer, discussed the career of Larry McCarthy, one of the most successful negative-ad makers in history, who is now working for the pro-Romney SuperPAC Restore Our Future.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: GOP Should Worry About the Moguls Endorsing Their Candidates

Friday, February 03, 2012

You’d think that Republican voters would be concerned about Gingrich’s connections to the sinful Las Vegas gambling industry. Or Mitt Romney's endorsement from the guy who's catch phrase is "You're Fired!" But they sure don't seem to be.

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It's A Free Country ®

Generate Your Own SuperPAC Name!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winning Our Future. Boost Our Future. Restore Our Future. Two of these are SuperPACs that have boosted the Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney campaigns during the 2012 election season, and one we made up. It's A Free Country decided to have a little fun with the generic patriotism and meaningless obscurity that SuperPAC names purposefully create by making our own SuperPAC name generator.

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The Takeaway

Florida's Super PAC Man

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Since the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission case, 240 so-called Super PACs, or political action committees, have been registered with the FEC. Sixty of them alone have formed by Florida resident Josue Larose — a mysterious self-described millionaire and economist. Even his intentions are unclear. Larose has forms PACs such as Bloomingdale's Department Store Customers Super PAC, the NFL Sport Players Super PAC, and the Costco Store Customers Super PAC.

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On The Media

SuperPacs 2012: Off to the Races

Friday, November 04, 2011

This week the first series of pro-Rick Perry ads hit the airwaves from the SuperPAC "Make Us Great Again."  Brooke speaks to the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News reporter Peter Stone about the way PACS are already making an impact in the 2012 race.

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