Albany, NY – China served as host this week, to talks including the US and North Korea about nuclear weapons. Congressman Michael McNulty joins Alan Chartock today in a discussion about these weapons, relations with North Korea and the notion of 'containing' nuclear war. First we take a look into the Congressman's family history and get an introduction to a special young McNulty guest.
Albany, NY – Charlie Bass of New Hampshire's 2nd district returns to the Congressional Corner to take a look at how the press has covered the war in Iraq and to discuss the proposed tax cut in the budget. Alan opens with a question about something a little closer to home for Charlie, his rooster Sylvester.
Albany, NY – The Bay State's John Olver is back for a final conversation in The Congressional Corner. Today John and Alan take a look at the recent history of India and Pakistan and the ethnic and religious backrounds that have historically shaped nations. Alan opens by asking John his thoughts on the tension between India and Pakistan.
Albany, NY – David Hawkings returns to the Congressional Corner for a final chat with Alan Chartock. Today the conversation is all about the 2004 elections. Alan opens by asking who David thinks the strong Democrat is.
Albany, NY – Democrat John Olver from Massachussetts' 1st district returns to the Congressional Corner today to discuss the role of American troops in Iraq when the dust begins to settle. Alan opens by picking up on yesterday's topic of fossil fuels and asks John about how oil figures into this situation.
Albany, NY – The 2.27 trillion dollar budget has been approved. The Congressional Quarterly's David Hawkings joins Alan today in a discussion about the tax cut it includes and the promises made by Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist about that cut. First, Alan asks David about his depth of knowledge about legislative affairs and his career choice.
Albany, NY – During their first conversation, Alan and Democrat Richard Neal of Massachusetts' 2nd District, talked about the role of the Democratic Party in this war in Iraq. Today they discuss the Republican Party's role and the influence of some party members on foreign policy. Alan opens with a question about what has been called 'The Wolfowitz Doctrine'.
Albany, NY – Senior Editor of Legislative Affairs at the Congressional Quarterly, David Hawkings returns to the Corner today to address a variety of topics including Syria, The Wolfowitz Doctrine and patriotism in Congress. The first topic on the table is the 78.5 billion dollar emergency spending bill and the cost of war.
Albany, NY – John Olver of Massachusetts joins our own Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner this week to talk about the energy bill and fossil fuels. Alan also gets a quick look at what's in store for some members of the House in this break from session.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock's latest guest in the Congressional Corner is New Hampshire Representative Charlie Bass. They look mostly to the past today with a discussion about Model A Fords and Linden Johnson. Charlie opens the discussion with a comment about which side of the bed Alan must get up on.