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.
Albany, NY – New York's John Sweeney returns to the Congressional Corner today to continue the conversation about the role of the United States in Africa and the world. The conversation begins with the subject of Liberian President - Charles Taylor.
Albany, NY – Nancy Johnson returns to the Congressional Corner today to continue her conversation with Alan about prescription drugs and health care. She and Alan take a look at both medi-care and medi-caid. Alan asks about her powerful position on the Ways and Means Committee and if she enjoys being chair of it's Health Sub Committee.
Albany, NY – We begin the week in the Congressional Corner with Nancy Johnson's account of an outburst wich resulted in the police being called to the House last week - and she and Alan breifly discuss the role that women are playing in government. There was a "breakdown of order and decorum" during a committee meeting in the house last week and Alan asks Nancy - who attended that meeting - about what happened.
Albany, NY – Since his visit to Liberia, the President's statement that the Iraqi government tried to purchase nuclear weapons from African nations. Sherry Boehlert is back in the Congressional Corner to talk about this. He has spent seven years on the Intelligence Committee and so Alan asks Sherry if he feels the President "mis-spoke" or if he intentionally offered the American people false information.