Politics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Many observers say recent jobs numbers aren’t doing the President any favors.In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the country has plenty of potential to create more jobs.

What can we do to make it easier for third party candidates to get on the ballot?

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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