Albany, NY – Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Alan Greenspan recently presented a semi-annual report to the Financial Services Committee. Vermont's Bernie Sanders had a few tough questions for him. He is our guest today in the Congressional Corner and Alan Chartock opens by asking Bernie how, as an Independent, he keeps fighting the good fight when the odds are stacked against him.
Albany, NY – We open the week with the return of Vermont's Independent, Bernie Sanders. He an Alan continue their conversation about the economy and job loss. Today's conversation begins with some discussion about manufacturing jobs and the cost of labor.
Albany, NY – Sherry Boehlert takes a turn in the Congressional Corner this week. Today he and Alan discuss a transportation bill that he is working on having re-authorized. This means funds for New York's highways. Alan asks Sherry how much is at stake for the State.
Albany, NY – Alan speaks with his own Congressman today in the Corner. John Olver joins Alan in a discussion about what it's like to be a liberal in politics these days and about being up to the task by keeping fit.
Albany, NY – Today we welcome back Connecticut's Robert Simmons to a second run in the Congressional Corner. As a former member of the CIA Robert shares his insights on some recent comments by Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, about terrorism itelligence being "murky".
Albany, NY – Yesterday Sherry Boehlert spoke from his perspective on the Intelligence Committee. He is also on the Schience Committee which oversees NASA and today he talks to Alan about the recent findings of the investigation board. Alan asks sherry if he has faith in the answer that has been provided by the accident investigation baord.
Albany, NY – Bernie Sanders is back in the Congressional Corner to talk about the Patriot Act. He and some of his colleagues feel some changes need to be made to the act but Alan asks what is different now as compared to the strong support it had when it was originally passed in Congress
Albany, NY – Returning to the Congressional Corner for a final discussion is John Olver of Massachusetts. Alan asks John about how some of America's poorest children were almost left out of the Child Tax Credit plan.
Albany, NY – Vermont's Independent, Bernie Sanders joins Alan for a final spin in the Congressional Corner. Today the the topic is Iraq. Alan asks Bernie about the remarks in President Bush's speech about Iraq's supposed attempt to obtain nuclear weapons from Africa and why this particular comment has created such an uproar.
Albany, NY – John Olver of the Bay State's first district is back in the Congressional Corner to discuss something that will effect many of his constituents - the recently passed medicare plan. Alan, who lives in the first district, opens by asking John how he feels about representing him.