Politics

Host Alan Chartock is joined by retiring New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, a Democrat who has represented the 106th District since 1989. They discuss Canestrari’s decision to step aside, campaign finance reform, and the state of ethics.

 

A renewed push from the White House has put fresh focus on tax policy reform. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the so-called Buffett rule is fair.

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            After almost two years of lobbying, a band of liberal political activists have persuaded Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal to endorse some of their legislation.. This as the veteran congressman faces a Democratic primary challenge in a newly drawn district.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

 

When politicians are in their home districts, time spent with constituents is invaluable. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that elected office keeps from taking much time off.

We welcome Kevin Alterman and discuss his book, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

 

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman is seeking the Democratic line in New York’s new 19th Congressional district. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is proud of the state legislature’s gay marriage vote last summer.

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman has returned home to run for Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he is running as a Democrat in New York’s newly redrawn 19th District.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They discuss gang violence, cracking down on drug distribution, wrongful convictions, Indian Point, and Wall Street.

Alan is joined by Dr. Alan Rosenthal of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers and author of The Best Job in Politics.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.

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