Politics

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.

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.

President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration rocked Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the new laws will influence the agriculture business in the North Country.

Governor Scott Walker recently survived his recall election in Wisconsin. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the recall is not a national bellwether.

Kinky Friedman joins us in Studio A prior to his show at The Linda tonight. In the second part of the interview, we're joined by Dr. Amy Love and Brian Molnar, musicians who are traveling with Kinky.

The Citizens United ruling has changed the electoral picture. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Supreme Court has tacked to the right in recent decades.

The Clinton question is looming over the presidential election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the relationship between President Obama and former President Clinton remains fragile.

We welcome David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, and speak with him about his new book, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power.

President Obama’s same-sex marriage endorsement was a landmark moment for gay rights. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he doesn’t see such social issues as national concerns.

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