Anna Sale

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The Agenda: Presidential Campaigns, the Healthcare Decision, and the Future of the Eurozone

Monday, June 25, 2012

As the end of June approaches, The Takeaway looks at how the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns faired this month, and moreover, what July could have in store — especially as the...

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To Latino Leaders, Obama Blasts GOP for Blocking Immigration Reform

Friday, June 22, 2012

Recalcitrant Republicans, not his administration, are to blame for the limited movement on immigration reform during his presidency, President Barack Obama argued in a fiery speech to Latino political leaders on Friday.  

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Graphic: How Romney Out-Raised Obama Despite Gay Marriage Bump

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's fundraising surged on the day he announced his support for same-sex marriage. But Romney supporters opened their wallets when their candidate's history at Bain Capital came into play.

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Campaign Fundraising Reaching New Heights

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Super PACs have raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars so far this year. Anna Sale, politics reporter for WNYC's It's a Free Country, explains the new planet of the presidential...


In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hudson Valley’s redrawn 18th Congressional District stretches across farms, tony vacation communities, and struggling post-industrial cities. Its new lines wrap around the city’s inner-ring suburbs like a horseshoe, lending its politics a mix of small town provincialism and bold-faced names. Supporting players in this primary contest, for example, include President Bill Clinton, Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, and the street vendor who spotted the would-be Times Square bomber. 

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Clinton Backs Maloney in NY18 Democratic Primary

Monday, June 11, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton threw his weight behind former aide Sean Patrick in the five-way Democratic race to challenge Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth in the new 18th Congressional district in the Hudson Valley. 

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Romney, GOP Trump Obama and Dems in May Campaign Fundraising

Friday, June 08, 2012

Fundraising was long thought to be a strength of the Obama campaign operation. But in his first full month as the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney and the Republican Nation...

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Updated: Racial Separatist Writings Resurface in NY17 GOP Contest

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Republican primary campaign in New York’s redrawn 17th Congressional district in Rockland and Westchester Counties is getting ugly — and personal. 

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Rubio Burnishes Foreign Policy Cred Before NYC Crowd

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The freshman senator took direct aim at the parts of the Republican Party that eschew foreign interventions or global coalitions.


Romney Set to Clinch Required Delegates

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The faceoff between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has already entered the ugly and negative phase, so it may be hard to believe that Romney is just set ...

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After Obama Endorsement, Fewer Republicans Support Gay Marriage

Thursday, May 24, 2012

After President Obama announced his personal support for legalizing gay marriage earlier this month, much of the attention has focused on how this has moved the opinions of minorities his way. A poll this week shows Republican support for gay marriage has also moved since, but it has gone the other way.   


Approval of Supreme Court Falls for Republicans and Democrats

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is not expected to announce its ruling on the Obama administration's health care law until next month, but already, Americans across the political spectrum are feeling less supportive of the decisionmakers on the nation's highest court. 


Walking the Brooklyn Bridge with David McCullough

Monday, May 21, 2012

Historian David McCullough is known for his biographies of monumental American figures: John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman. But McCullough second book, published in 1972,...


David McCullough on the Brooklyn Bridge's Enduring Message

Saturday, May 19, 2012

“Don’t you think this is a wonderful thing to walk across this bridge!”  

Historian David McCullough has had a lot of honors in his career – two Pulitzers, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and just this week a gold medal for biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters – but he still gets that thrill crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Romney's Message to 2010 Boarding School Students

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coming just a few days after President Obama embraced gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's commencement speech at Liberty University emphasized the strength and power that comes from religious faithfulness. “Moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals will set you apart in a world that searches for meaning,” Romney told the Liberty graduating class.

When Romney addressed the 2010 graduating class at Groton School, the elite private boarding school in Massachusetts, it was a different message. He implored graduates to find the courage to question social and political orthodoxy and left references to religion and Christianity largely out.

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President Obama: 'Same Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married'

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

President Barack Obama has changed his position and now unequivocally supports the legalization of same-sex marriage. 

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New York as National Checkbook

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale talks about how races around the country seek funding in New York. Then Noah Bierman who covers government and politics for The Boston Globe talks about the Massachusetts Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown. 

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NY Money Fuels Hottest Congressional Races

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

New York, home of the country’s money and media establishment, generally likes incumbents. But they also turn out in force in hotly contested Congressional races when there are big names in play.


The List: The Winners of NY Money in Congressional Races

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Presidential campaigns routinely make the rounds in New York during presidential campaigns. So do Republicans and Democrats who come to New York to make their case for donations and control in Congress. Here are the big winners of New York money in Congressional elections in 2012 and 2008. 


Another End for Newt: No More Secret Service

Friday, April 27, 2012

Newt Gingrich is losing his Secret Service protection a few days shy of his announcement officially ending his campaign, NBC News reported Thursday night. That comes a week after the conservative Taxpayers Protection Alliance called for Gingrich to surrender Secret Service protection last week, saying his campaign didn't warrant the cost.