Ben Smith


Ben Smith appears in the following:


Monday, October 27, 2008

In the final, intense sprint to the finish of the election, is there a Sarah Palin insurgency? Politico blogger Ben Smith sees increasing signs of tension in the McCain-Palin camp as ...


RNC Coverage: Hour 1

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ben Smith, reporter for Politico, and Stephen Dinan, reporter and blogger for The Washington Times, discuss the vetting process of Sarah Palin, plus the big speeches from last night.

Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey governor, co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council, ...

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Bullying the Blogs

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ben Smith, co-founder of Room Eight, discusses a grand jury subpoena issued to silence his blog, where he writes about New York politics. Attorney Paul Alan Levy also joins us to talk about bloggers' First Amendment rights.

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The Summer of Forgetting

Thursday, July 17, 2008

After a summer of all play and no work, kids are at risk of losing two months’ worth of learning. YMCA’s Marty Forth and CUNY professor of education Ken Gold explain why – and how kids can use their academic skills during summer break. Plus, is your online identity really ...

Is This the End?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ben Smith, blogger and columnist at, discusses the status of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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Politics Keep Swinging

Friday, May 16, 2008's Ben Smith discusses some of the latest news from the campaign trail.

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In His Own Words

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We cut live to the resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer. Then Brian and WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein offer analysis of the speech with Ben Smith, a columnist and blogger for, and Karen de Witt, Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio.


Spitzer Speaks

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In anticipation of Eliot Spitzer's official resignation speech, Brian and WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein continue to get updates from Albany and analysis from WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal live at the Governors office. We are also joined by Ben Smith, a columnist and blogger for, and John Fund, an ...

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Are You The One? Florida Weighs In

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ben Smith , writer for talks about the primary results in Florida and what they mean for super duper Tuesday next week. Also, why did Edwards drop out now?

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Are You the One? Fact-Checking the Debate

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Democratic candidates traded charges of unsavory business ties in last night's debate.'s Ben Smith looks at the facts and the contexts.

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Race Matters

Monday, January 14, 2008

Daily News columnist Errol Louis and Politico senior political writer Ben Smith look at how racial politics will impact the presidential race.

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Rapid Fire Politics

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ben Smith, a writer for, and Bob Hardt, the executive producer and political director of New York 1, return to the Politico story about accounting for then-Mayor Giuliani's expenses.

Then we check in with Josh Rogers, the statehouse correspondent for New ...

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Personal Expense

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ben Smith, who writes for, talks about Politico's story about claims Rudy Giuliani charged the city for personal expenses.

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