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Lost Radio Rounders, Albany’s acclaimed acoustic American roots duo, recently released Politics & Patriots, a 15-song album that shines a light on campaign songs from George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The disc features Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck playing over 24 different instruments.

The combo is also takes the show on the road, playing 10 dates in seven counties and two states during the run up to Election Day. Lindsay and Eck recount the history behind the songs, noting, with a chuckle, that in terms of political rancor, backstabbing and name-calling there truly is nothing new under the sun.

Lost Radio Rounders will begin its official Politics & Patriots tour with a special record release concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam. We welcome Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck.

  John Dickerson is Moderator of Face the Nation and Political Director of CBS News and a columnist for Slate magazine. In the 2016 Election cycle he has interviewed every major candidate multiple times and was the chief moderator of CBS News' Democratic Debate.

The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze candidates into emergency action, frantic grasping, and heroic gambles.

Whistlestop tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems.

  In The Highest Glass Ceiling, best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the American presidency. Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm (1972) each challenged persistent barriers confronted by women presidential candidates.

Their quest illuminates today’s political landscape, showing that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign belongs to a much longer, arduous, and dramatic journey.

Pat Bradley

After a loss to Hillary Clinton in Nevada, Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is hoping to rally supporters in Massachusetts.

  Gary Hart is an American politician and a former Colorado senator, serving in Congress from 1975 to 1987.

His new book, The Republic of Conscience, is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape.

Most of the pre-campaign talk has surrounded old names in politics: Bush and Clinton.

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 that some other candidates still have a shot.

She’s not even an official candidate yet, but Hillary Clinton is facing her first major campaign crisis.

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 that the former Secretary of State has been behind the curve. The two spoke before Clinton's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

    Congress slows in the summer, but campaign season is ramping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Jim Fischer — a Republican candidate for New York’s 20th district seat — introduces himself to WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Contenders in a congressional race in the Hudson Valley are divulging their second-quarter campaign fundraising results, ahead of a July 15 deadline for federal filing. 

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  One Congressman’s retirement is another politician’s opening.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that candidate Aaron Woolf is right on the issues.

Town Supervisor To Challenge Longtime NY Assemblyman

Apr 29, 2014
Susan Zimet

Voters in a certain assembly district in the Hudson Valley are looking at a Democratic primary this year.

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill has a challenger – New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet, who announced Tuesday her candidacy for the 103rd New York Assembly District, which covers most of Ulster County plus Rhinebeck and Red Hook in Dutchess County. Zimet made the announcement in a campaign video.

We welcome Sasha Iseenberg to the show and speak with him about his book, The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.

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A treasurer for Joel Tyner’s campaign has resigned and accused the 19th district congressional candidate of misusing campaign funds.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…    

The Times-Herald Record reports that campaign treasurer Misha Fredericks says Tyner’s cash-on-hand claim is off by more than $5,200. 

In an interview with the Poughkeepsie Journal, Fredericks says she had continuously asked Tyner to produce receipts in order to account for the missing money, but the receipts she received did not match the money withdrawn. 

Gingrich All But Concedes His Campaign Is Over

Apr 25, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is all but conceding that his White House campaign is over.

He said Wednesday that he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee and called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.

Gingrich did not formally withdraw from the race but said he is now campaigning as a "citizen." He did not explain what he meant.

Gingrich spoke at a civic club in suburban Charlotte, N.C., the morning after Romney swept primary contests in five states.

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Rich Honen

Mar 28, 2012

Rich Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP joins Ray Graf to discuss cameras in the Supreme Court and the what presidential race means to business people.