Politics

Central New York has seesawed between Democratic and Republican representation. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dan Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his experience working for retiring Congressman Maurice Hinchey is an asset to his campaign.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steve Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute. They discuss the new poll’s findings on the Affordable Care Act, the enduring popularity of Governor Cuomo, and the reelection hopes of President Obama and Senator Gillibrand.

Veteran Clinton-watchers are trying to figure out where the Secretary of State heads next. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his party is focusing on November’s looming presidential race first.

House Republicans made history by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the vote was nothing more than political theater.

The presidential race is receiving most of the attention, but this fall’s election will shape the legislative outlook as well. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats have a chance to re-take the House.

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.

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