Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Ali Swenson

  From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson. President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced. DONALD TRUMP Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s […]

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As Brexit Tensions Boil Over Abroad, a Separatist Movement Brews at Home

    HOST INTRO: Yet another Brexit deadline was missed today. British lawmakers had to negotiate a plan to leave the European Union. But with tensions high and no resolution in sight, they got a two-week extension to decide for good whether the UK wants in or out. Meanwhile, as Ali Swenson reports, there’s another separatist […]

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Cynthia and the City: Will Cynthia Nixon’s Celebrity Past Get Her to The Governor’s Mansion?

MARSTON: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a commanding lead over political newcomer Cynthia Nixon. That’s according to a NBC Marist poll released yesterday, which shows 68 percent of democrats in the state favor Cuomo. Nixon was at 21 percent. If you’re not familiar with Nixon, maybe this will help… ((Sex and the City theme […]

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With Frelinghuysen Out, the Race for New Jersey’s 11th District Intensifies

New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district is gearing up for a fight. The Northern suburban district has been under Republican leadership for three decades. But last week, longtime incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen announced that he’s retiring at the end of his term. This historically red district may turn blue. Jennifer Sigl has the story.

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The Implications of Trump’s War on Journalists


In an unprecedented move for any U.S. President, Trump’s administration sent out an email on Thursday asking his supporters to take a Media Accountability Survey. The survey asks questions like, “Do you trust CNN to report fairly on Trump’s presidency?” And “Do you believe that our party should spend more time and resources holding the mainstream media accountable?” Some might remember that Trump sent a similar poll in August as a presidential candidate – but it’s the first of its kind from an acting president. Today Emily Dugdale spoke with Fred Blevins, who teaches media and law at Florida International University to talk about where this leaves journalists.

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The Conservative Network: New York City’s Republican Women Speak Out

New York City is still dissecting the results of the recent presidential election here in America. Statistics show that 42% of women voted for Donald Trump. And while many assume that they come from middle America, a network of Conservative women has always existed here too. Elizabeth Baker went to meet them.

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National Action Network Questions Relevancy On 25th Anniversary


The National Action Network, or NAN, celebrated its 25th anniversary today. The organization, founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton, opened its national convention in Midtown, bringing together veteran civil rights activists from all over the city and as far away as South Carolina and Texas. But just how relevant is quarter-century old civil rights organization in the age of Black Lives Matter and Twitter activism? Jaki Johnson reports

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The National Action Network Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The National Action Network, or NAN, celebrated its 25th anniversary today. The organization, founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton, opened its national convention in Midtown, bringing together veteran civil rights activists from all over the city and as far away as South Carolina and Texas. But just how relevant is quarter-century old civil rights organization in the age of Black Lives Matter and Twitter activism?

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