Politics

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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