Anna Sale

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After 60 Minutes Report, Gillibrand Targets Insider Trading in Congress

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Less than three weeks after a 60 Minutes piece focused the spotlight on insider trading in Congress and the loopholes that allow members of Congress to invest based on non-public information they glean while doing their jobs, a new bill sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is gaining traction. 

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Protesters Target Obama at City Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

After an afternoon of events in a blue-collar corner of Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama will be in Manhattan Wednesday evening to court well-heeled supporters at three private fundraisers.

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The Process is Political: Targeting Manhattan Fundraisers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Republican challenger targets incumbent's link to Bloomberg and "New York liberals." A fundraiser for Mitt Romney is disrupted by dressed-up Occupy Tampa protesters. Former presidential campaign strategist Howard Wolfson explains his move from Washington to local government. 


The Process Is Political: Occupy Taking It to Obama

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street will protest a high-dollar Obama fundraiser in Manhattan this week. A look at retirement and redistricting: Rep. Barney Frank in 2011 and Rep. Tom DeLay in 2006. And while Republicans campaign on Obama's "job-killing regulations," NPR stops to look at exactly how a White House office has been treating regulations, and finds Obama's doing more tweaking than Bush did. 


OWS 2.0: Tactics and Tone Vary for November 17 Protests

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are the protests on November 17 going to ratchet up the civil disobedience to show that eviction hasn’t weakened protesters’ resolve, or an opportunity to demonstrate a broad post-encampment solidarity across the country? Depends on whom you ask.

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The Process Is Political: Targeting Gov. Walker in Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A week after the repeal win for collective bargaining in Ohio, Democrats and unions start collecting signatures in a recall effort against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Republicans...

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Labor’s Choice after Ohio: To Lead or Follow OWS

Friday, November 11, 2011

After labor unions won big in Ohio this week with a vote to reject limits on collective bargaining, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called it “the road map for Democrats” to win in 2012.  

But after a bruising couple of years, and the emergence of Occupy Wall Street, some union leaders in New York are reexamining that message — and reconsidering that starkly partisan approach.


What's On the Ballot Election Day 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

It's A Free Country political reporter Anna Sale examines some of the key issues that will be voted on around the country today.

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Herman Cain Publicly Accused of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Monday, November 07, 2011

Another woman colleague has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of making unwanted sexual advances. Sharon Bialek is the first to publicly come forward and describe an incident in detail.

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A Guide to 2012 Issues on 2011 State Ballots

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It's a bit of a sleeper election this November, with just two states electing governors, but there are a number of major political victories up for grabs lower down on the ballot. In ...


Himes: A Wall Street Democrat’s Take on OWS, Compromise

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The reality is that right now, the president of the United States does not hold nearly as much power with respect to where we go in the next ten years than the twelve members of the supercommittee do.

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The Process is Political: Transparency and Obama Supporters' Lobbying Ties

Monday, October 31, 2011

Obama "Transparent" About Bundlers: After the New York Times reported last week that donors with clear ties to lobbying are among President Obama campaign donation bundlers — in violation of the spirit of the president's pledge not to take money from lobbyists — Obama campaign strategist argued that ...


Silver: On Millionaire's Tax, Occupy Protesters 'Not Political Allies'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Albany protesters are gathering in the state capitol to call for an extension to the so-called millionaire's tax. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also supports re-upping the tax, but stopped short of embracing the protesters. 

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The additional tax on taxpayers earning more than $200-thousand a year is set to expire on January 1. Governor Andrew Cuomo has consistently opposed extending the tax, but Speaker Silver said that in the coming months, he and others will continue to press for the additional revenue. 
New York voters support extending the millionaire's tax by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac poll out today. 

"I don't consider them political allies," Speaker Silver said at a press conference at his Manhattan office on Thursday. "I think they make a point. Clearly they highlight a point of frustration among Americans." 

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Occupy Wall Street Unmoved by Obama's Student Loan Changes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

At Occupy Wall Street, between signs about demanding more regulations for banks and less money in politics, another common refrain has focused on the massive student debt load facing ...

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The Process is Political: Voting on Changing Voting Laws

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Changes to voting laws are up to voters in Mississippi, Washington, and Maine on November 8. Big Democratic donors appear to be snubbing Super PACs so far. And John Edwards argues the...


The Process is Political: A PAC's Home Address

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A campaign finance 'mill' in Florida, where four Super PACS and 19 PACs have registered their address, Palo Alto Online breaks down the various ways the president's reelection campaig...


Herman Cain’s Surge: Race and Relatability in South Carolina

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rick Perry is back today in South Carolina, the state where he launched his presidential campaign just over ten weeks ago. Perry immediately spiked in the polls, but after his series of debate fumbles, it’s been Herman Cain who’s captured the momentum.

Cain led two polls of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina last week, and Romney hasn’t led polls in the first-in-the-south primary since June, well before Perry entered the race.

But it’s more style than substance that they’re responding to. While Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 refrain helped introduce him to early primary voters, Republican voters in South Carolina praised his relatability — and anti-Romney-ness — more than any specific proposals.


What do Iraq and Wall St. Mean for 2012?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Republicans just sort of rolled [the Iraq withdrawal] into the way they've been talking about Obama: That he's been campaigning rather than governing, suggesting that this was politic...

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Monday Morning Politics

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's A Free Country Political Reporter Anna Sale and WNYC senior reporter, Bob Hennelly, talk about politics news this week and what was discussed over the weekend.

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Anna and the Independent Voter: Maine's Rebellious Streak

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As the autumn chill begins its descent southward, it's not just the crisp air that's making the rest of the country feel a little like Maine. Here, anti-establishment rebelliousness a...

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