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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

1/15/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick, and WAMC’s Ray Graf.

Topics include: Immigration Policy, President Obama Approval Rating, Capitol Attack?, Secret Service Shake-Up, and Oscar Nominations

The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed January 14, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1269

You may have noticed that as he approaches his final two years in office, President Obama is trying harder to put his imprint on life in the US…and with his recent proposal on making two years college available to everyone, he has started a whole new conversation on the importance of school beyond grade 12.

Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about the president’s plan for universal community college.

We’ll also open up the political science classroom and talk about the situation in France with a professor who specialized in European politics.

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New York News
4:54 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Before Executive Action, New York Democrats Discuss Immigration Reform

In a national address you can hear on WAMC tonight at 8, President Obama will outline executive action to reform the immigration system – a topic of intense debate but little movement among lawmakers in Washington.

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Hudson Valley News
6:52 am
Thu October 30, 2014

NY Man Allegedly Reported False Threat Against Obama

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Prosecutors say the Secret Service got involved in a love triangle when a Westchester County man falsely reported that his rival planned to kill President Barack Obama.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Reactions To Obama And African-Americans

 Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of Obama’s presidency, Republicans in Congress focused on bringing Obama down by blocking everything he did regardless of the merits. That’s unique in our recent history. He’s even been criticized for taking a vacation – though Obama has spent far less time on vacation than his predecessors – plural – and was obviously doing the job of governing even while taking some time with his family. What’s going on?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:44 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Herbert London: No Strategy?

Since 9/11/01 the United States has been engaged in a struggle against radical Islam. The enemies have a variety of names from ISIS to al Qaeda, from Boko Harem to the Muslim Brotherhood, from Hamas to Hezbollah, but they are all active in the name of Islam and all have an imperial goal of creating a caliphate. Tactics may vary; yet they consistently maintain an extreme level of violence as a source of intimidation.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

8/29/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ukraine Update
President Obama on Syria
Hackers, Russian and otherwise
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Hudson Valley News
2:44 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

NY Congressman, Opponent Weigh In On Vote To Sue President Obama

Congressman Chris Gibson

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to sue President Obama over his decision to delay the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. A New York congressman and his opponent offer differing views about the importance of the matter.

Congressman Chris Gibson was one of 225 Republicans who voted in favor of the lawsuit.

“And look, regardless of what party one’s in, this is in the best interest for our country,” says Gibson.

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New England News
7:44 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Obama Delivers Commencement At Worcester Technical High School

President Obama speaks at Worchester Technical High School

President Obama came to Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon to speak to the senior class at Worcester Technical High School, which at one time was among the most troubled in the state, but over the past few years was transformed into one of the best after focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. The president said the graduates are an example for their fellow students.

Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

HV Congressmen Size Up Obama's Foreign Policy Shift

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President Obama delivered the graduation speech at West Point Wednesday, and with it, a foreign policy change of direction. Now, two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley from different sides of the aisle are weighing in.

President Obama’s speech outlined a shift to more collaboration and less combat on the international stage. He says the U.S. must lead on this stage, and the military is the backbone of this leadership.

“But U.S. military action cannot be the only, or even primary, component of our leadership in every instance,” President Obama said.

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