Politics

The future of hydrofracking in New York remains unclear. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports only safe drilling.

Contemporary politicians often look to their predecessors for wisdom. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that LBJ might well have been the country’s greatest Senate Majority Leader.

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.

The President is expected to carry Massachusetts in the fall despite running against its former governor. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks President Obama will win re-election.

Primary day in the Bay State is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is doing well in his new district.

It remains to be seen what effect the Tea Party will have on the 2012 elections. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports safe hydraulic fracturing.

Central New York has alternated between parties when it comes to representation in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for a change in leadership.

Politicians across New York have had to focus on hydrofracking. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dam Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is wary about pursuing hydraulic fracturing.

Central New York has seesawed between Democratic and Republican representation. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dan Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his experience working for retiring Congressman Maurice Hinchey is an asset to his campaign.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steve Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute. They discuss the new poll’s findings on the Affordable Care Act, the enduring popularity of Governor Cuomo, and the reelection hopes of President Obama and Senator Gillibrand.

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