It's been more than two months since former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned in disgrace after sending lewd messages on the internet and then lying about it. But now the race to fill his seat in Queens and Brooklyn is causing more headaches for Democrats.
With just days to go before a special election, a Siena College poll taken this week showed the Republican candidate with a six-point advantage in a heavily Democratic district.
KUNC's coverage of President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress will begin at 5pm tonight (7pm ET). We will join NPR News for special national coverage hosted by Robert Siegel. He will be joined in studio by NPR National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson, and from the White House by NPR White House Correspondent, Scott Horsley. The speech is expected to last one hour and we will rejoin our regular schedule upon conclusion of the speech starting with The World.
Was that a jobs plan Mitt Romney unveiled Tuesday or a Steve Jobs plan?
Wanting voters to see him as the political version of the black turtleneck-clad business visionary, Romney compared himself not only to Jobs but to someone using a smartphone (President Obama was still in the coin-operated payphone world, Romney said.)
Trevor Potter is a Washington lawyer with the firm Caplin and Drysdale. He also served as chair of the Federal Election Commission.
And he says Stephen Colbert is not joking.
At least when it comes to the comedian's SuperPAC, a political action committee authorized by the FEC to make "unlimited independent expenditures." Colbert's is called "Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow."
Colbert didn't get it without help. He hired Potter to submit the paperwork and coach him on his FEC hearing.
[Updated: 09/06/2011 - Audio of the 9/04 seminar is now available online.] Tune in to KUNC this Sunday at 6pm as our lecture series, Seminars at Steamboat, concludes. This Sunday, David M. Walker, former United States Comptroller General, speaks on a topic at the top of everyone's mind: Restoring Fiscal Sanity.