2016 election

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Democrats had hoped to make inroads into the New York State Senate- but preliminary results show the Republicans gaining one seat to hold a razor thin 32-seat majority.

The Tang Teaching Museum on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga will be having an Election Night Extravaganza - a full evening of dialogue, activities, and refreshments with live coverage of the voting results. 

The event is co-sponsored by Skidmore College clubs Democracy Matters, College Republicans, and College Democrats. This event is part of the exhibition A More Perfect Union and is free and open to the public which runs from 7 pm to midnight.

To tell us more – we welcome Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and curator of A More Perfect Union. Minita Sanghvi, an assistant professor in Management and Business at Skidmore College who specializes in political marketing and issues of gender and power. And Ron Seyb is here, an associate professor of political science, who specializes in the American presidency, the U.S. Congress, political psychology, and the media and politics.

The New York State Capitol
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On Tuesday, Democrats could win back the Senate from the Republicans, who have dominated the leadership there for much of the past century.

Will the election have a “Comey effect?”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In the U.S. Senate, the difference between 51 and 49 is wide.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the races he has an eye on.

Cokie Roberts
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Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming, as well as for NPR.

She will give the 6th Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at Amsler Campus Center gymnasium at MCLA in North Adams, MA on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.

From 1996-2002, Roberts and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

10/26/16 Panel

Oct 26, 2016

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

Taxes have been one of the campaign’s biggest issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Election Day is all about turnout.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The election is less than a month away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’s watching for.

  It’s fair to say Melania Trump is not your typical would-be first lady.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The conventions are over and November is nearing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays talks about the campaign with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Republican Joe Vitollo says he is running for Congress for his family’s sake.

  In this most unusual election year, some voters say they have no one to back.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s still looking for a candidate. 

  2016 is taking a turn toward the general election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he can’t rule out a Donald Trump White House. 

  The recent New York primary was marred by reports that 126,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn had been removed from the election rolls, leading to renewed calls for voting reforms in New York. Two election officials from Colorado will be in Albany on Wednesday for a panel discussion on election modernization at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. 

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Schenectday Mayor Gary McCarthy, Green Island Mayor Ellen McNulty, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Former Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, State Senator Neil Breslin, Assembly members McDonald and Fahy.
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With less a month to go before the primary on April 19th, Capital Region Democrats gathered last night in uptown Albany for a "Hillary for New York" organizing event.

More than 20,000 first-time voters have registered with New York state in what state officials are calling an "unprecedented surge" of voter interest ahead of the state's April 19 presidential primary. 

A new Siena College poll shows that if the New York primary was held today, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would handily defeat their opponents.

 A mixed crowd from millennials to baby boomers supported Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon at Albany's Academy Park.
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New York’s primary day isn’t until April 19, relatively late in the campaign. But that’s not stopping some local activists from getting involved. On Saturday, a coalition of social and economic justice organizations rallied in downtown Albany to show support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

  It’s Super Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for today’s races, including in Vermont and the Bay State. 

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With less than two weeks before Massachusetts holds its presidential primaries, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ramping up their campaigns for what is shaping up to be a highly competitive contest.

The political spotlight falls today on New Hampshire, scene of the first presidential primaries, but  Wednesday is an important date on the 2016 election calendar in Massachusetts. It is the final day to register to be able to vote in the presidential primaries in Massachusetts on March 1st. 

Online voter registration launched in Massachusetts last summer and has been a big success. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the state’s top election official, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.

  The first GOP presidential primary was held last night, but the makeup of the field was subject to pre-debate discussion.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he disagrees with Marist’s decision to stop polling the race.

This interview was recorded before last night’s debate.

  The 2016 election is still more than a year away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the campaign is in its silly season.

  Hillary Clinton officially kicked off her campaign earlier this month with a speech in New York City.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the former Secretary of State is the right choice for America.

  The Republican presidential field seems to be growing by the week.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he doesn’t have a horse in the race just yet.

  Who isn’t running for president by now?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, goes over the early numbers with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The field of presidential candidates keeps growing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty gives WAMC’s Alan Chartock a hint about her choice.

This segment was recorded before Rep. Esty endorsed Hillary Clinton over the weekend.

4/14/15 Panel

Apr 14, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include: Marco Rubio announces 2016 Presidential bid; four former Blackwater security contractors sentenced; Putin lifts ban on Russian missile sales to Iran; plan to shrink Rikers Island population; and TU headlines.

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