Congressional Corner

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

Ex-governor Mitt Romney made Boston his base, but he lost the Bay State badly to President Obama. 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 Romney had a mixed record in Massachusetts.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

The Massachusetts Senate delegation now includes its first woman ever. 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 Elizabeth Warren won a close and expensive race thanks to women and independents.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 4

The Clintons continue to be major players in American politics despite both being out of elected office. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Bill Clinton remains a Democratic kingpin.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 3

President Obama’s reelection could have major repercussions for the future of the Supreme Court. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the president is likely to make another nomination or two during his second term.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

Super PACs and other issue groups spent billions during the campaign season. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that many big spenders were met with diminishing returns.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

Foreign policy was not the major focus of this election, but major international issues remain on the table today. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must stick to its plan to leave Afghanistan in 2014.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

Yesterday’s election will shape the debate over taxes. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican reelected to a second term in the new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that current rates should be extended to allow for ongoing discussions about reform.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

Election year politicking has stalled progress on the Farm Bill. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican running for reelection in the new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the bill will become law by the end of the year.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

China’s currency tactics have become a national talking point. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat running for reelection in the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that such manipulation hurts the U.S. economy.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

By this time next week, the election will be decided. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat running for reelection in the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that dealing with tax reform is high on the list of what needs to be done next in Washington.

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