Politics

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.

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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.

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.

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