Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, is planning to visit the Saratoga area on Monday, but an exact location has not been announced.

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The next two weeks are all about politics, but with a laundry list of unaddressed issues, Capital Region Democrat Paul Tonko says Congress shouldn't be taking a vacation.

The media is awash with stories about how the Republican establishment is looking for a way to stop Mr. Trump. Efforts to stop him have received strong vocal support from former Governor Mitt Romney, and, to a lesser extent, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan (although McConnell’s and Ryan’s concerns may eventually prove to be, in reality, not necessarily presidential in nature).

  The Boehner era continues to recede into the past.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how he grades Speaker Paul Ryan so far.

As we survey the Republican field of presidential candidates, there is an air of disbelief from moderate Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

  The House is getting used to its new leader.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for Speaker Paul Ryan. 

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  The Paul Ryan era is under way in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she has a good relationship with the new Speaker so far.

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Supporters say Hillary Clinton has turned a corner in the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty continues her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says new House Speaker Paul Ryan will be hemmed by his own Republican Party.

1/13/15 Panel

Jan 13, 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 Response, James Risen Case, Oil Prices, and Paul Ryan Not to Run.

  Paul Ryan’s budget proposal has split the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that even the name of the budget bill is wrong.

    The Paul Ryan budget is the latest left-right dividing point.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP mistakenly sees tax cuts as a panacea.

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.

Four years ago at this time, my commentary focused on the bizarre selection by Senator John McCain of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.  I was horrified that McCain would pick such an unbelievably unqualified individual for that position, just to help increase his chances of winning.  Everyone who has either read the book GAME CHANGE or seen the movie of the same name knows what a disaster that was.  (Luckily for us, it was a disaster for the Republicans not the country.) 

Mitt Romney just tossed Medicare front and center into the presidential campaign with the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate. It is the most unexpected development yet in this political season.

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.