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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri January 18, 2013

An Inauguration Day history lesson from Kenneth C. Davis

      As President Barack Obama readies for his second term, popular historian Kenneth C. Davis joins us with an Inauguration Day history lesson.

Davis is author of the “Don’t Know Much About History” series and his new book is Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

"Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" by Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC's Hardball as well as the NBC-syndicated The Chris Matthews Show. He is an author of American; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; and Kennedy and Nixon. He joins us to speak about his latest book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman by Aida Donald

When Harry S. Truman left the White House in 1953, his reputation was in ruins. In Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, Aida Donald shows that, for all his failings, Truman deserves recognition as the principal architect of the American postwar world.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 18, 2012

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands

Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president.

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WAMC News
7:23 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Obama Accuses Romney of Caving on Taxes

President Barack Obama is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of caving under pressure from Rush Limbaugh for saying that requiring all Americans to buy health insurance amounts to a tax.

Obama says in an interview with NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati that Romney supported the individual mandate as Massachusetts governor but "has suddenly reversed himself." Obama says it raises questions over whether Romney is abandoning a principal after "getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh" or other critics.

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New York News
8:10 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Analysis: In Obama visit, watch Cuomo, Clinton

When President Obama comes to New York Tuesday as the leader of the free world, he will immediately become the second most popular Democrat in the state, after Governor Andrew Cuomo.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill has more...

Make that third most popular, after Obama's secretary of state, former New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Or perhaps fourth, after former President Bill Clinton.

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The Roundtable
3:56 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Ron Reagan - "My Father at 100"

We speak with Ron Reagon about his book, My Father at 100, now out in paperback.

Capital District News
7:54 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Cuomo Calls the Speculation of His Presidential Candidacy “Flattering,” “Distracting”

Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first time addressed speculation that he might be a candidate for President in 2016, saying it’s “flattering”, but “distracting”.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first time addressed speculation that he might be a candidate for President in 2016, saying it’s “flattering”, but “distracting”.

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WAMC News
11:31 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Gingrich All But Concedes His Campaign Is Over

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is all but conceding that his White House campaign is over.

He said Wednesday that he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee and called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.

Gingrich did not formally withdraw from the race but said he is now campaigning as a "citizen." He did not explain what he meant.

Gingrich spoke at a civic club in suburban Charlotte, N.C., the morning after Romney swept primary contests in five states.

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New York News
8:09 am
Fri March 30, 2012

NY's Schumer to Run 2013 Presidential Inaugural

U.S. Senate

Congress has chosen U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York to be chairman of the presidential inauguration next year, regardless of which candidate wins. WAMC's Dave Lucas has details…

The Democrat was chosen by congressional leaders for what is seen as a coveted and historic post in Washington.

Schumer will organize the Jan. 21 event at the U.S. Capitol.

He says the ceremony is designed to bring Americans together after a presidential election and show off some of America's best products.

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