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US News
3:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

GOP Rival Romney: Obama Dishonest on Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of being "dishonest" about his health care law.

Romney says Obama knew people would lose their private insurance coverage under the law. He criticizes Obama for promising that people could keep their existing plans if they wished.

In an interview on CBS This Morning  Friday, Romney said several times that Obama had been "dishonest." He says, quote, "What starts twisted, stays twisted."

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Herbert London: The World I’ve Known Has Come To An End

There was a time not so long ago when I could select my own doctor. There was a time when I could choose my health insurance company. There was a time when everyone believed Marxism was a failure, an idea relegated to the ash heap of history. There was a time when class warfare occurred in other places far away, but Americans believed in opportunity, not sponging from others.

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7:43 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about the latest developments concerning U.S. military involvement in Syria, the New York City and Albany mayoral primaries, and the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

9/6/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Joe Donahue.

Topics include:
Obama & Putin
Syria Vote Count
Tipping Debate
NSA on Encryption

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

  President Obama has targeted college costs and student loan debt in recent addresses.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that students are about to get a break.

New York News
12:48 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Dan Lundquist on President Obama's Visit to Upstate New York And The Rising Cost of College

Credit David Katz/Obama for America

President Obama made stops in upstate New York and Pennsylvania last week to focus on the cost of higher education. The president called for a new system to hold colleges and universities accountable for not just the cost of tuition but the dropout rate, job prospects for their graduates and other factors.

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New York News
2:29 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Republican Party Leaders Rail Against President Obama's NY, PA Bus Tour

Credit DonkeyHotey, flickr

National and state Republican Party leaders are calling President Obama’s upcoming New York visit a lame duck bus tour.

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Hudson Valley News
1:44 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

NY Congressman Presses President Obama On Hudson Valley Project


A proposed renewable energy project in Orange County was fuel for an exchange between a Hudson Valley congressman and President Obama. Their exchange made national headlines.  

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Commentary & Opinion
12:42 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Herbert London: The Lack Of Seriousness

Have we reached a stage in our national development where seriousness on almost any subject is impossible? Examples abound.

Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency surveillance projects to the British Guardian, said, “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.” And he noted, “the public should decide, not the government.”

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Commentary & Opinion
12:10 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Herb London: Denial and The Obama Presidency

In 1967 Joey Bishop, the celebrated comedian and honorary member of Sinatra’s Rat Pack, starred in a film entitled “A Guide for the Married Man.” Although this is hardly a distinguished movie, one scene was worth the price of admission.

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