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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

  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.

New York News
12:30 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Regional Congressional Democrats React To Republican Gains

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The results of Tuesday’s national elections mean both the U.S. House and Senate will be controlled by Republicans when the new Congress is seated in January.  What does that mean for many of the Democratically-leaning districts in the Northeast? WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley gathered some thoughts from some of the region’s representatives.

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WAMC News
7:38 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Exit Polls Show Voters Unhappy With Everyone

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Voters who have taken part in today's midterms are expressing dissatisfaction and even anger with the Obama administration. But exit polling doesn't let Republican leaders off the hook either.The surveys of people leaving polling places showed the biggest concern is still the economy. Despite the drop in jobless rates and soaring stock prices, most voters say the economy is stagnating or getting worse.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Vermont Voters Go To The Polls To Elect All Statewide Offices

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Vermonters are going to the polls to choose their statewide elected officials. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, time is running short before polls close in Vermont.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Assembly And Town Candidates Meet At A Forum In Plattsburgh

115th Assembly candidates Conservative Karen Bisso (left) and Republican Janet Duprey (right).
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The gubernatorial and Congressional races may be getting more attention, but many important down-ballot races will be decided November 4th as well. The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held a Meet the Candidates event Thursday night in Plattsburgh.  Candidates for the Assembly and Town Council discussed their platforms and answered questions.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

9/17/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ground Troops?
GM Recall Outcry
Gov. Calls for Peterson Suspension
NFL Troubles - Redskins
Iowa Senate Race Importance

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

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    Voters in the Hudson Valley are liable to throw incumbents out.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s confident he has a better record than his November opponent.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

6/30/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
New Vet Head Announced
Afghan Elections
Border Control
Alaska Postal Costs
ISIS name change

New England News
6:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Vermont Primary Petitions Reveal Fall Races

Thursday was the deadline for candidates desiring to be on Vermont’s August primary ballot to file their nominating petitions. The deadline is particularly important because a candidate must be on the primary ballot in order to appear on the general election ballot in November.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Growing Number of Vacancies In Legislature Likely To Continue Until 2015

NYPIRG's Blair Horner says New Yorkers deserve special elections to fill seats in the state legislature.
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The New York State legislature now has 11 unfilled seats, after one Assemblyman resigned over a sexual harassment scandal, and another was expelled after being convicted of a felony.  But it could be another year before those seats are filled.

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