Hudson Valley, NY – Every civics student is taught how our political system works and we're all taught that in a democracy, every voice counts and any registered voter can run for office. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has a couple of examples that illustrate how the whole process can fall apart.
Washington, DC – Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from Springfield Massachusetts, says there needs to be greater oversight of the financial markets if there is to be a bail out of bad mortgage debt by the federal government. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Neal about the pending bill proposed by the Bush adminstration......
Washington, DC – Representatives from the Northeast who support Senator Barack Obama panned Senator John McCain's record on Irish-American issues Monday. The Senators, Congressmen and Governors who comprise the Democratic Presidential candidate's Irish Advisory Panel met with reporters via phone. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was among them.
Montpelier, VT – Light turnout is expected in today's Vermont primary. There are only two contests for statewide office and several legislative districts on the primary ballot. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Orange County, NY – Senator John McCain Thursday night delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican Party's nominee for President and he proved he is the right man for the job. That assessment came from Ruben Estrada of Orange County, NY, a delegate to the convention. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Albany, NY – Major attention has been paid to the vice presidential nominees these past two weeks of political conventions, but the real attention for the next two months will rest on John McCain and Barack Obama, according to pollster John Zogby.
Albany, NY – Florida Senator and former Chairman of the GOP Mel Martinez says John McCain must capture the Latino vote to win in November. Martinez also said that McCain represents the future of the Republican Party and the evolving message of the party.
"The Hispanic vote in our country is spread out over some very key parts of the country," Martinez said.
"Doing well [with Latinos] is really important as part of the formula for victory," he added.