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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

U.S. Rep. Becomes Why Tuesday? Correspondent

U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) and I sat down yesterday in Washington, D.C., and he soon thereafter became the first member of Congress to report as a Why Tuesday? correspondent! Watch the video for our chat, and his report. (more…)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

My Chat with Andy Carvin

I spent the day today at NPR in Washington, D.C. working on a couple of pieces for Sunday Soapbox. I also had a chance to step out for an iced tea with Andy Carvin, online genius for NPR, who streamed part of our chat live online with his QIK cam. Pretty awesome.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Today’s Crystal Ball(ots): Rising Turnout Leads into Uncharted Waters

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I hopped off the campaign trail last week. I thought I needed some space, but I soon found myself yearning for the ebb-and-flow of election energy. Drama among the Democrats, rifts in the Republican base, increasing turnout, and polling percentages… for a political junkie it is all too addicting. Today’s candidate contests are being held in Wisconsin, Hawaii (for the Dems), and Washington (again). (more…)

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Huckabee Slams WA Caucus; NM Still Undecided

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — I’m sitting at LAX getting ready to bring the Why Tuesday? road show back to New York City. We’ve got some cool stuff planned in the days ahead so stay tuned. Meanwhile, in elections land… (more…)

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Today’s Crystal Ball(ots)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The 2008 nominating contests are highly contested and are attracting record turnout levels in State after State. Candidates are doing their best to maintain this upward trend in turnout; however, Republican turnout is sure to falter after Super Tuesday’s results.

For the Democrats, in this spectacle horse race, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to inspire new voters (more…)

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Vote today!

States voting today: Louisiana, Kansas, Nebraska, and Washington.

Feb 9th Map

If you live in one of these states, go vote today! Details on the 2008 primary and caucus calendar are here. Even though today is a Saturday, like we often say, there is no silver bullet for increasing voter participation. We’ll be monitoring the day’s news and there will be more to come from us later today.

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