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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama Inauguration: One Year Later

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today is the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration. Reflecting on this day are guests John Heilemann , Kahlil Almustafa , David Sanger , and Matt Miller.

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WNYC News

Jersey Voters Pick GOP Christie for Governor

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chris Christie won the New Jersey governor's race last night defeating Jon Corzine and becoming the first Republican to win statewide office there in 12 years. Nancy Solomon reports.

REPORTER:Christie is a former federal prosecutor who made a name for himself putting corrupt democrats in jail. ...

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WNYC News

First Mayoral Debate Between Thompson and Bloomberg

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger, Bill Thompson, met in their first debate in the mayoral race tonight. The debate was held at Museo del Bario. WNYC's Bob Hennelly had this preview:

The stakes are high for Democratic challenger Bill Thompson who is being outspent in ...

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WNYC News

President Gives Oblique Endorsement of Mayoral CandidateThompson

Friday, October 09, 2009

Democratic Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson says he has been endorsed by President Obama in his bid to unseat Mayor Bloomberg. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

HENNELLY: The Thompson claim is based on an answer to a reporter's question from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at ...

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WNYC News

De Blasio, Liu Win Democratic Primary Runoffs

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The results for the Democratic primary election runoffs are in.

In the race for City Comptroller, John Liu of Queens garnered more votes than his opponent David Yassky of Brooklyn.

In the race for Public Advocate it was Councilman Bill de Blasio of Brooklyn winning over former ...

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WNYC News

Comptroller and Public Advocate Runoff Elections Tomorrow

Monday, September 28, 2009

Voters will go to the polls again tomorrow, though probably not many. There was historically low turnout in the primaries earlier this month and many expect turnout to be even lower tomorrow.

There are runoff elections in two city-wide races in which no candidate garnered 40% ...

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WNYC News

Comptroller Runoff Race Enters Final Stage

Friday, September 25, 2009

This weekend the candidates for City Comptroller, John Liu and David Yassky, are pulling out all the stops before the runoff election on Tuesday. It’s become a heated and tight race to be the city’s auditor, pension manager and financial watchdog.

Behind the scenes the campaigns ...

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WNYC News

De Blasio Collects Endorsements

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bill de Blasio is getting a boost in his campaign for Public Advocate with an endorsement from 11 new and aspiring Democrats for City Council. Margaret Chin, who picked up the District 1 seat in this month's primary, says she looks forward to working with ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Campaign Insider

Friday, June 05, 2009

Richard Wolffe, a political analyst for MSNBC who covered the campaign for Newsweek and author of Renegade: The Making of a President draws on exclusive interviews with the president and campaign coverage to define Barack Obama.

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The Takeaway

President Obama heads to Capitol Hill to plead for economic aid

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A busy day is ahead on Capitol Hill as President Obama pleads his case for the stimulus package to Senate and House Republicans. Vice President Joe Biden will also be on the Hill for the swearing in of New York’s newest senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. Capitol News Connection’s Todd Zwillich tells us what we should expect from the President and Vice-President's tag-team.

Follow The Takeaway's coverage of the stimulus package

"The last time they passed a stimulus like this was never. Nobody's ever done this before."
— Todd Zwillich, reporter for Capitol News Connection, on President Obama's $825 billion stimulus plan

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WNYC News

Viewing the Inauguration From City Hall

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Daunting security measures kept many New Yorkers away from the inaugural festivities in Washington. Many of them went to City Hall instead. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: Council staffer Carrie Mobley said the idea of turning City Hall into an inaugural multiplex occurred to her ...

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WNYC News

Inauguration Reaction

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In workplaces throughout the region businesses came to a stand still today as people listened to the radio or watched the Inauguration on television.

Grandmother and Morristown commuter Maryanne Fleming said she hopes that President Obama ushers in a new era of accountability in government.

Fleming said ...

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WNYC News

Senior Citizens React to President Obama

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More than 100 seniors in Fort Greene, Brooklyn have been enjoying a full day of inaugural festivities at the Grace Agarad Center.

They gathered in the red, white and blue decorated hall to watch and cheer the swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th president.

Betty ...

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WNYC News

Governor Paterson Says He's Still Deciding

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Governor David Paterson continues to keep his cards close to his vest saying he's not made up his mind yet when it comes to selecting Senator Hillary Clinton's replacement.

During the inaugural activities in Washington, Paterson told CBS's Katie Couric that he'll pick someone in the ...

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WNYC News

President Obama Stimulates Economy in Harlem

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Vendors lined 125th street today, hawking t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and calendars with President Obama's likeness.

At each table, the salesmen and women took credit for original designs. Lawrence Harris, held up his 10 dollar t-shirt and read it's slogan.

HARRIS: Rosa Parks sat so Dr. Martin Luther ...

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WNYC News

All Eyes on Inauguration in Harlem

Monday, January 19, 2009

More than 5,000 people are expected to fill the Harlem Armory for an inauguration watch party tomorrow. Most of them will be students from local public and private schools. The party was organized by a Harlem charter school because there was so much interest and ...

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WNYC News

Questions Raised In Clinton Record

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened at least six times in government issues directly affecting companies and other interests that later contributed to her husband's foundation.

The Associated Press says the letters and donations in question involve pharmaceutical companies and telecommunications and energy interests. ...

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WNYC News

Jockeying Heats Up For Bronx Borough Prez Post

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

As Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is poised to take a job with the Obama administration, the jockeying has already started for his current job.

Carrion's reported departure has pitted the Bronx's most prominent political families against each other, as they fight to get the borough ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Obama Won

Monday, January 12, 2009

As Inauguration Day approaches, we look back at the 2008 presidential election, and how Barack Obama ended up winning. Leonard talks to two journalist who covered the race from the beginning: Nick Summers, Newsweek reporter; and Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas, author of the new book A Long Time Coming.

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WNYC News

City's Inauguration Party Is Tapped Out

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The City Council is hosting a viewing party at City Hall for Barack Obama's inauguration, and it has had such an overwhelming response that it can no longer accommodate any more guests.

The council has received more than 2,000 responses to invitations that were sent out ...

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