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In a typical year, the selection of delegates to the Republican National Convention is of little interest outside the party faithful. But, this year has been far from typical.

1/12/15 Panel

Jan 12, 2015

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include Paris Aftermath, Atlanta Fire Chief Dismissal, Mitt Romney (and Jeb Bush), FBI Surveillance, and the Golden Globes.

8/4/14 Panel

Aug 4, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ebola
GOP Demographics
Romney in Demand
Teachout Strategy

Romney Backs NY Congressional Candidate

Jun 18, 2014

A former presidential candidate is supporting a congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley. The district includes all of Orange and Putnam Counties as well as parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties.

3/10/14 Panel

Mar 10, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Missing Jet
Ukraine Update
Romney?
Keystone Poll
Toll Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of being "dishonest" about his health care law.

Romney says Obama knew people would lose their private insurance coverage under the law. He criticizes Obama for promising that people could keep their existing plans if they wished.

In an interview on CBS This Morning  Friday, Romney said several times that Obama had been "dishonest." He says, quote, "What starts twisted, stays twisted."

Obama Expected To Link Mass., Federal Health Laws

Oct 30, 2013
Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

When President Barack Obama lands in Boston to talk about the federal health insurance overhaul today, he'll be hoping to draw parallels with Massachusetts' landmark 2006 health law.

Obama's message: Be patient.

When Massachusetts first passed its law, the rate of people signing up grew only sluggishly. As deadlines approached, the pace picked up. And today, the law remains popular and provided a blueprint for Obama's law.

By all rights, President Barack Obama should have been beaten handily by Mitt Romney.  Usually, an incumbent President wins if the economy is doing well --- think of 1996 when Bill Clinton was re-elected, think of 1972 when Richard Nixon was re-elected.   If the economy is not doing well, an incumbent President loses:  Think of Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George H, W. Bush in 1992.  There are “close calls” in this analysis – the two that come to mind are the successful re-election campaigns of Ronald Reagan in 1984 (which resulted in a landslide victory) and George W.

Following the reelection of President Barack Obama last week, the residents of 32 states, at last count, have filed petitions online asking that they be allowed to secede from the United States and form their own sovereign governments.

Statements filed for Texas and Louisiana have the most virtual signatures in support of their petitions, enough so that, according to the “We the People” web page, White House staff will review them and forward them to the proper policy experts.

Stephen Gottlieb: Romney-Ryan Rickshaws

Oct 23, 2012

Both candidates say they want to pull us out of the recession and put people back to work – to create jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs, the election seems to be about jobs.

Blair Horner: Fact checking the health care debate

Oct 23, 2012

As we all know, the fate of the federal health care reform law is to be decided by voters this November.  There are those running against the law that argue that they want to “repeal and replace” the law. 

However, there has been no alternative offered by opponents – just vague promises, partial pledges and grotesque distortions of the federal law itself.

In the heat of the political season, it’s important to take a closer look at opponents’ promises.

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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If women were the only people who voted for president, Barack Obama would be poised to re-take the White House next month with a higher margin of victory than he had in 2008.

If only men voted, Mitt Romney would have the possibility of issuing a crushing defeat along the lines of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 victory over Jimmy Carter.

In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.

In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.

After weeks of somewhat troubling news out of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scored points a few weeks ago after what pundits have described as an un-engaging performance by President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate.

Obama and Romney will meet again on the debate floor tonight, this time at Hofstra University on Long Island…

On this edition of Vox Pop we want your take on tonight’s debate. Can the president stage a comeback, or will Romney carry the day for a second time. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Tonight, President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their first Presidential debate. The debate is focused chiefly on domestic issues and the economy. Thanks to the folks at Marketplace, you can watch the debate here - plus Live Tweeting from Kai and the Marketplace team. You can join the conversation and connect directly with Marketplace hosts during the debate. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman will be live blogging some of the bigger issues throughout the evening.

A spotlight has been cast on the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates following recent violent protests in the Middle East.

Today we want to know what you think would be best for the United State’s place in the world – four more years of President Barack Obama, or the proposed policies of Mitt Romney? WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

You had a lot to say on the WAMC listener comment line this week on everything from Joe Donohue's interview with Jesse Ventura, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's '47 %' remarks, and several of our WAMC commentators. Segments of these comments ran Friday Sept. 21 on Midday Magazine and Northeast Report.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has again found himself the focus of negative publicity following the posting of video of the candidate by the progressive news outlet Mother Jones during which he told supporters that he will never convince “47 percent” of Americans who he said will, “support the president no matter what,” because they believe they are “victims” entitled to be cared for by the government.

Today we want your reaction to Romney’s comments and to what people are saying about those comments today. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

In my last commentary I reviewed the major elements of the Republican education platform. Since then, the Democratic Platform has been passed, a platform which addresses a number of policy areas dealing with both K-12 and higher education, and not surprisingly, reflects a number of programs begun during President Obama’s first term in office.   

Today at 5 p.m., Democratic delegates from across the country will be called to order in Charlotte, North Carolina for the first evening of the Democratic National Convention, where on Thursday President Barack Obama will accept the party’s nomination and make his case for re-election.

The DNC follows last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, which concluded with a speech by GOP candidate Mitt Romney that some say gained him some ground with undecided voters.

Times Union

Republicans will end their national convention in Tampa tonight with a speech by their presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The polls suggest that New York is well out of play for Romney, with the Obama-Biden ticket holding a strong lead in one of the bluest of blue states. Still it’s been a busy few days for the New York delegation in Tampa. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke this morning with Jimmy Vielkind of the Albany Times Union, who is covering the Republican National Convention.

Since apologizing earlier this week for his remarks on rape and pregnancy, Republican Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has been rebuked by democrats and republicans alike, with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying he should, “Exit the senate race,” and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus telling him, “not to come,” to next week’s Republican National Convention.

Today on Vox Pop, a new poll shows that voters in New York City are less likely to vote for an atheist or a 'born again' Christian than a Muslim or Mormon candidate. What do you think of these stats, and of the effect religion can have on personal and national politics? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts with guest WAMC's Alan Chartock.

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.

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.

Yesterday, President Barack Obama's campaign and the democratic party said they raised $71 million dollars in the month of June, well below the $106 million hauled in by rival Mitt Romney and the republicans. Obama campaign officials have warned the fundraising deficit could harm the president's chances of winning re-election.  

President Barack Obama is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of caving under pressure from Rush Limbaugh for saying that requiring all Americans to buy health insurance amounts to a tax.

Obama says in an interview with NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati that Romney supported the individual mandate as Massachusetts governor but "has suddenly reversed himself." Obama says it raises questions over whether Romney is abandoning a principal after "getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh" or other critics.

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