Barack Obama http://wamc.org en 6/27/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/62714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political activist Libby Post and newsman Ray Graf.</p><p>Topics include:<br />SCOTUS Decisions<br />Big Soda Ruling<br />Syrian Rebel Training<br />Suing Obama</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93601 at http://wamc.org 6/27/14 Panel Obama Scheduled To Speak At Tappan Zee http://wamc.org/post/obama-scheduled-speak-tappan-zee <p></p><p>President Barack Obama comes to New York Wednesday – Obama will speak at the Tappan Zee Bridge: White House officials say the President will call for more infrastructure spending. The 60-year old span is being replaced by a new bridge that is expected to be open by 2018. The Obama administration has been quick to approve major infrastructure projects whenever possible. Observers believe Governor Andrew Cuomo will appear with the President on Wednesday.</p><p></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 15:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 90165 at http://wamc.org Obama Scheduled To Speak At Tappan Zee NY Legislature Approves "National Popular Vote" Bill http://wamc.org/post/ny-legislature-approves-national-popular-vote-bill <p>New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in the <a href="http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/" target="_blank">National Popular Vote Interstate Compact</a>, an agreement to award electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.</p><p>Proponents of the National Popular Vote initiative believe that the Electoral College, in place since the first days of&nbsp; the nation, is not the best way to elect a president.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86738 at http://wamc.org NY Legislature Approves "National Popular Vote" Bill Sen. Schumer Crticizes Obama Administration's Plan To Cut Water Project Funds http://wamc.org/post/sen-schumer-crticizes-obama-administrations-plan-cut-water-project-funds <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer criticized the Obama administration's recent proposal that would effectively cut $40 million from state sewer and water projects, jeopardizing more than 340 critical sewer upgrades in upstate New York.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:45:55 +0000 Dave Lucas 86715 at http://wamc.org Sen. Schumer Crticizes Obama Administration's Plan To Cut Water Project Funds Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-73 <p>WAMC political observer discusses why President Obama's "selfie" with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt is causing&nbsp; an uproar and TIME magazine naming Pope Francis Person of the Year for 2013.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:10:32 +0000 Alan Chartock 79674 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary Obama 'Insiders' Share Stories http://wamc.org/post/obama-insiders-share-stories <p>The federal government is in the fourth day of a shutdown that makes President Obama&rsquo;s 2008 campaign promise of post-partisanship and a new era of government efficiency sound almost quaint. Three former members of the president&rsquo;s inner circle were in Albany last weekend for The University at Albany Student Association&#39;s&nbsp; &quot;World Within Reach&quot; speaker series.<br /> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:19:14 +0000 Dave Lucas 74935 at http://wamc.org Obama 'Insiders' Share Stories Obama Team To Speak At UAlbany http://wamc.org/post/obama-team-speak-ualbany <p></p><p>Three men very close to Barack Obama who assisted and advised him, crafting his campaign as he rose from freshman Senator to presidential candidate and beyond, will be in Albany tonight for a public event.</p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 74496 at http://wamc.org Obama Team To Speak At UAlbany Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria http://wamc.org/post/activists-obama-dont-bomb-syria <p></p><p>With the Obama administration positioning for a possible military strike against Syria, New Yorkers are turning up the volume on their call for peace.</p><p>Candlelight vigils are being held this evening to urge Representatives Paul Tonko, Bill Owens and Chris Gibson, and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, to vote against bombing Syria.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:53:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 73200 at http://wamc.org Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria Obama To Seek Congressional Approval For Strike On Syria http://wamc.org/post/obama-seek-congressional-approval-strike-syria <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.</span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and a vote as soon as Congress comes back in September.</span></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:59:32 +0000 Associated Press 72646 at http://wamc.org Obama To Seek Congressional Approval For Strike On Syria Advocates: NY Will Benefit From Affordable Care Act http://wamc.org/post/advocates-ny-will-benefit-affordable-care-act <p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:26:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 70611 at http://wamc.org Advocates: NY Will Benefit From Affordable Care Act