Politics

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Vox Pop : What Does 'Freedom' Mean To You? : 7/3/12

Today we’re talking freedom – which, according to the dictionary, can mean exemption from external control, the power to determine action without restraint, or national independence.

That leads us to Independence Day, celebrated tomorrow on the Fourth of July, a day when we, as Americans, are supposed to celebrate our freedom as afforded by our fore fathers with the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

The immigration debate entered a new era with President Obama’s recent executive order. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the decision was a smart one.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 2

 

Election season has only sharpened the country’s political rhetoric. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Congress is a dysfunctional body.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 1

The student loan debate is headed for a critical showdown on Capitol Hill. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that interest rates must be kept from doubling.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

Tomorrow’s primary election will clear up a muddled Congressional field. In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Patrick Maloney — a Democratic candidate for New York’s new 18th distrct seat currently held by Republican Nan Hayworth — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the country should return to Clinton-era fiscal policy.

The Roundtable
9:20 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Question of the Day - Winner of 2012 Presidential Election Won't Influence the Economy?

According to an Associated Press-GfK poll when it comes to the economy, half of Americans say it won't matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins.

What do you think?

More on the poll here.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

Next week’s primary is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Patrick Maloney — a Democratic candidate for New York’s new 18th distrct seat currently held by Republican Nan Hayworth — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his experience in the Clinton White House will serve him well in Congress.

The Roundtable
9:36 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Jesse Ventura - "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government"

We welcome Jesse Ventura back to the show and talk with him about his latest book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

Student loans have become a major election season issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that partisan gridlock is to blame for the delay in solving the interest rate debate.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 2

The 2012 election has only worsened partisanship in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hoping for increased cooperation across the aisle in the coming months and years.

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