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  Money in politics — it’s widely cited as one of democracy’s biggest ills.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  Could Nancy Pelosi wield the gavel once more?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats just might retake the House.

  With less than 70 days to go in the election, debate is sure to ramp up this fall.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he keeps having nightmares.

  The Supreme Court has released some of its highly-anticipated rulings — but with only eight justices weighing in.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Merrick Garland hasn’t gotten a fair shake. 

  House Democrats recently shut down the chamber with a daylong sit-in.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the action with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  What will Great Britain do next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the Brexit vote with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  President Obama has been making a landmark visit to Cuba.

Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern discussed his role in the visit on the Congressional Corner with WAMC’s Alan Chartock before flying to the island nation.

  Is Merrick Garland the next Supreme Court justice or merely a political pawn?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Garland is eminently qualified to sit on the high court.

  One out of seven people goes hungry.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his visit to Flint Michigan.

The self-proclaimed Islamic State shows no signs of slowing down.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that bad decisions in the Middle East have brought us to this point.

  It’s sure to be a tough vote.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supports the Iran nuclear agreement.

  An American flag flies in Havana once again.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his recent trip to Cuba.

  The major party presidential candidates are likely to raise more than a billion dollars.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that campaign finance reform is long overdue.

  Immigration reforms seems to have taken a backseat in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the country needs it.

  The Keystone XL pipeline is more than just a proposal: it’s become a political battleground.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan that the debate is overblown.

  Childhood obesity has become a national crisis.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his work on the House Agriculture nutrition subcommittee.

Six Republican members of the New York congressional delegation banded together for Tuesday’s vote to support funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year. They say cutting off funding in retaliation for President Obama’s executive action on immigration was inappropriate.

Washington has avoided the last funding cliff.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Department of Homeland Security should never have faced defunding. This interview was recorded Monday before the House voted late Wednesday.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his upbringing.

  November’s elections cost Democrats control of the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrats need to inspire voters to turn out in midterm elections.

    Massachusetts voters picked a Republican for governor in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Democrats ran a weak campaign nationwide.

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During a primetime address Thursday, President Obama outlined executive actions to provide temporary relief to some five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The issue has generated heated debate, but little movement by Congress.

    The U.S. is looking for ways to pressure Russia over Ukraine.

In a Congressional Corner interview recorded last Wednesday, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock Putin can’t be trusted.

    The U.S. is weighing what action to take against ISIS.

In a Congressional Corner interview recorded last Wednesday, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the Congress should have a chance to weigh in.

    Massachusetts voters last week sent Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker to the general election for governor.

In a Congressional Corner interview recorded the day after the elections, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Coakley will make a strong candidate.

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  College graduates are struggling to find jobs and pay off their loans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that the government should reform the student loan process.

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    Eric Cantor was thought to be a future Speaker of the House, but now he’s heading home from Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that he’s happy to see Cantor go.

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    President Obama recently visited central Massachusetts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that Worcester was happy to have the commander-in-chief in town.

More than 10,000 Massachusetts Democrats are expected for this weekend’s state convention in Worcester. U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern will welcome the crowd to his district with a speech at the DCU Center.

Not facing a Democratic challenger or seemingly a Republican one in November, McGovern will use the speech to launch a campaign he’s calling ‘Declare Hunger Illegal.’

    Millions of Americans are in poverty and homeless.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the night he recently spent in a homeless shelter.

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