Congressional representatives from the region are reacting along party lines to President Obama’s last State of the Union address last night.

  Were President Obama’s executive actions on immigration legal?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the Supreme Court may have to answer that question.


Massachusetts Democratic leaders are welcoming a special guest at their annual Labor Day breakfast in Boston — President Barack Obama.


President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on a number of issues of concern in New York’s North Country and Vermont.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Oct 4, 2013

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about the government shutdown in Washington and the latest in the New York City mayoral race. 

Obama To Be Greeted By Anti-Fracking Protestors

Aug 16, 2013
Anti-fracking signs

President Obama is planning on visiting upstate New York next week to promote an education plan. But whenever a major politician visits the region, the issue of fracking is often on the agenda, whether they like it or not.


President Barack Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech on climate change at Georgetown University today.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from across our region.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 16, 2013

At least three people are dead and more than 140 injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. The injuries include broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."

Despite the day’s setbacks, some runners were able to complete the race. Lelisa Desisa was the men’s winner and Rita Jeptoo was the first woman to finish.

Obama: 'We will find out who did this'

Apr 16, 2013
Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know "who did this or why" but vowed that whoever is responsible "will feel the full weight of justice."

He said: "We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable."

Obama made his remarks Monday evening from the White House about three hours after two explosions detonated near the marathon's finish line. At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured in the blasts.

Engel travels with President on visit to Israel

Mar 20, 2013
(US Government photo)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Eliot Engel (D, Westchester), the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is traveling with President Obama to Israel, representing the Congress during the visit to the Middle East.

A judge has refused a Vermont man's request to strike Barack Obama's name from the state's election ballots, claiming he's not a natural born citizen.

The lawsuit was filed by H. Brooke Paige, who said Obama is "not a natural born citizen" because both of his parents were not born in the United States.

Obama was born in Hawaii and is a United States citizen.

Judge Robert Bent ruled Friday that the court has been presented with an insufficient basis on which to issue a temporary or even a preliminary injunction.

The Vermont man who lost the state's Republican primary to run for the U.S. Senate is asking a court to strike President Barack Obama's name from the state's November election ballot.

The lawsuit by H. Brooke Paige, of the town of Washington, claims Obama is "not a natural born citizen" because both of his parents were not born in the United States.

Obama was born in Hawaii and he is a United States citizen.