Politics

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 3

Veteran Clinton-watchers are trying to figure out where the Secretary of State heads next. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his party is focusing on November’s looming presidential race first.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

House Republicans made history by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the vote was nothing more than political theater.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

The presidential race is receiving most of the attention, but this fall’s election will shape the legislative outlook as well. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats have a chance to re-take the House.

Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Barbara Traynor : Common Sense is Really Simple... Really?

It’s a given that most of us, even those benefiting financially, agree our current election process is tedious and costly. In less than 200 years, it has evolved from small, exclusive meetings to a Henry VIII orgy, gulping down hundreds of millions of dollars. What our forefathers suggested be a simple process, simply isn’t anymore.

Our Constitution depends on our common sense.  It says nothing about how political candidates should be nominated, merely provides guidelines to allow the development of political parties.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy - Part 3

Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy went to college in the Berkshires. In today’s Congressional Corner, Murphy tells WAMC’s David Guistina, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that he favors arts education whenever possible.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy - Part 2

The Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s David Guistina, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that he was pleased by the decision.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon July 16, 2012

"Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power"

We welcome journalists Bob Ingle and Michael G. Symons and speak with them about their book, Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy - Part 1

Keeping jobs within U.S. borders has been a rallying cry for many in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s David Guistina, sitting in for Alan Chartock, about his success with a new jobs bill.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth - Part 3

Dodd-Frank banking regulations are as contentious as ever. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she wants to see the Volcker Rule suspended.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth - Part 2

President Obama’s executive order on immigration could be influential in the fall election. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that every presidential action is politically significant.

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