Anna Sale

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The Messy, Inconsistent End to the Gingrich Campaign

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The media has largely ignored Newt Gingrinch's presidential campaign this month, unless you count headlines generated when a penguin bit his finger at a St. Louis zoo stop.

But Gingrich is still campaigning for president, even though he is out of money and lagging far back in the polls. He made stops in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York ahead of primaries there today.  


Low Turnout Expected for NY GOP Primary

Monday, April 23, 2012

Republicans in New York go to the polls Tuesday to nominate a presidential candidate. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Congressman Ron Paul have both made campaign stops in New York, but it's not expected to shake Romney's commanding lead. Even before Rick Santorum left the race earlier this month, Romney led the field by more than 30 points among registered Republicans in the Empire State.

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The State of the New York Republican Party

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale discusses the state of the local Republican party ahead of next week's New York primary election.

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Ahead of Primary, New York's GOP is a Party in Transition

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Republican Party is closing ranks around Mitt Romney for president, but it will be a mix of the establishment and insurgents at the New York Republican Party annual dinner in Manhattan Thursday night.

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The Romney Campaign's Image Makeover

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's no secret that Mitt Romney has a bit of an image problem with the American public. In an ABC News/Washington Post poll released late last month, the presumed Republican nominee h...


Rep. Towns Retirement Signals Power Shift in Brooklyn

Monday, April 16, 2012

The end of Ed Towns’ career in Washington is not just about the passing of the torch in black political leadership. It also underscores the tremendous demographic shifts in Towns’ district.

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Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns Bows Out of Reelection Fight

Monday, April 16, 2012

After 30 years in Congress, Representative Ed Towns will not seek reelection this year. His move leaves New York's 10th Congressional District with two main challengers, Assemblyma...
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Ann Romney and Stay-At-Home Politics: What Hilary Rosen Should've Learned from Hillary Clinton

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hilary Rosen played right into the Mitt Romney campaign script by questioning whether the work of stay-at-home mothers really counts.

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Race and President Obama's Historic Reelection Campaign

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Before he was even in the Senate, Barack Obama claimed that he was inspired to move to Chicago by Harold Washington, a man who would become the city's first African-American mayor. Wh...

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The Obama Reelection Playbook: Lessons From Harold Washington

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

He had defied expectations and won an election by registering scores of new voters inspired by the possibility of electing a black leader. In office, he tried to govern above the fray...

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Looking Back at FDR's Legacy Amidst Health Care Battle in the Supreme Court

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC’s politics website, It’s a Free Country, joins us to look back: back upon days when the President of the United States found himself up ag...

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Obama vs. SCOTUS: Learning from FDR's Court Comeback

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It was 1936, and it had been a difficult few years for President Franklin Roosevelt at the Supreme Court. Congress moved quickly to pass Roosevelt’s New Deal agenda, and the nine justices ruled swiftly to throw much of it out.

“No Supreme Court in history had ever struck down so many laws so quickly,” Jeff Shesol wrote in his 2010 book Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court. “Between 1933 and 1936, the Court overturned acts of Congress at ten times the traditional rate.” 

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Anti-Establishment Fervor In, GOP Elders Out?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney yesterday, following the former Massachusetts governor's lopsided victory in Illinois. But whereas that might have been the gold-...

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Health Care in Court: A Primer to the Supreme Court Case

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

As the Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the health care overhaul known as "Obamacare," here's what you need to know about the arguments, the mixed court decisions so far, what th...

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Party Undisciplined: Where are the GOP's Elders?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

If we’ve learned one thing about the Republicans in the Obama era, the GOP is no longer the party of party loyalty.

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Wall Street Campaign Money

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mitt Romney has raised more money from New York than any other state. Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, looks at Mitt Romney's fundraising in New York, including his visit to the city last night. Plus Nicholas Confessorre, politics reporter for The New York Times, discusses how Barack Obama is also turning to Wall Street for election cash.

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The Political Cost of Mitt Romney's Fundraising Prowess

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No contender for the GOP nomination has been more successful raising campaign cash than Mitt Romney. Romney was just in New York City on a fundraising trip, taking checks from bankers and businessmen. But how might those big contributions harm the on-again/off-again Republican frontrunner, who's already struggling with an image problem generated by his immense wealth? And how might the Super PACs be turning the dynamics of this year's campaign on its head?


The Political Pitfalls of Mitt's NY Money

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mitt Romney was born in Michigan and governed in Massachusetts, but New York is fundraising home.

He's raised more money here than any other state, and nine of his top ten fundraising zip codes are in New York City or its suburbs - in Fairfield County, Connecticut, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He’s back on Wednesday for fundraisers in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut.

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What's at Stake on Super Tuesday?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters in 10 states weigh in on the Republican presidential line-up today in Super Tuesday primary elections and caucuses around the country. Four hundred and thirty-seven delegates are up for grabs -- but also at stake is the momentum of the campaign. Who is out there voting today? Is the Republican primary voter demographic in Idaho and Alaska the same as in Tennessee and Georgia? And who are they voting for?

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The Greene Space

Super Tuesday with It’s A Free Country

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

8:00 PM

Join political reporter Anna Sale as she hosts our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country. Author and comedian Baratunde Thurston will share the stage with Anna as will a stellar cast of contributors to It's a Free Country, including WNYC's Brian Lehrer.