election 2012

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed August 15, 2012

The veep candidate who wasn't: McGovern-Eagleton ticket remembered

During this week of vice presidential fixation, WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Bloomberg researcher Joshua Glasser, author of The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis, about the lessons learned during 1972's bizarre race.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - VP Paul Ryan - 8/14/12

On this edition of Vox Pop, we want your opinion on presumptive Republican vice presidential contender Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bill Shein - Part 2

It’s nearly time for voters to make a primary decision. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bill Shein — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is looking forward to the debates against Representative Richard Neal and Berkshire Registrar of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bill Shein - Part 1

Primary day is just weeks away. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bill Shein — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is running a strong race against Representative Richard Neal and Berkshire Registrar of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Andrea Nuciforo - Part 1

Redistricting has helped to create a logjam for Congress in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, former state Senator and Berkshire Register of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat, where the incumbent candidate is Representative Richard Neal — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is spending his time on the trail.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bob Dieterich - Part 2

The future of hydrofracking in New York remains unclear. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports only safe drilling.

Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Paul Elisha : Revisionist history in U.S. electoral politics

In the introduction to his massive chronicle of combat, entitled “Men At War,” Ernest Hemmingway described his subject as… “…that thing which no one knows about who has not done it.”   Much later in the sequence of events, he modified his unmitigated statement with this qualifier:  “As they get further and further away from a war they’ve taken part in, all men have a tendency to make it more as they wish it had been, than how it really was.”

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – Election 2012 : 8/1/12

With Election Day only about four months away, President Barack Obama and presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney have kicked their campaigns into high gear.

The week so far seems to be a loser for Romney, who topped the headlines not for suggesting bold policy changes, but for a series of campaign gaffes that called into question his stances on race in America and international relations.

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New York News
12:25 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Jimmy Vielkind - The Albany Times Union

Government reform groups say there are a number of loopholes in New York’s campaign finance regulations, and that LLC’s, or Limited Liability Corporations, are part of the problem. Jimmy Vielkind of the Albany Times Union has been looking into these organizations and how they can be used to get around some of the campaign donation limits. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke to Vielkind about his front page story in today’s paper.

WAMC News
7:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Planned Parenthood Launches Anti-Romney TV Ad

Planned Parenthood is launching a TV ad campaign in three battleground states suggesting that women's rights would suffer if Republican Mitt Romney is elected president. The political arm of the women's health care organization has endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details…

The group announced Wednesday, a day after Romney claimed the GOP presidential nomination, that it would spend $1.4 million to air its ad in Florida, Iowa and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

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