Mitt Romney

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.

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