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Stepped-up security at railroad and other mass transit systems was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey’s Governor Christie Wednesday, who say it’s “absolutely necessary” even without a specific terror threat.

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In a primetime address earlier this week, President Barack Obama outlined a strategy to defeat the terrorist group Islamic State currently in control of areas in Iraq and Syria. Members of Congress are still trying to figure out exactly what that plan includes.

9/12/14 Panel

Sep 12, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, leading expert in counter-terrorisim intelligence, Malcolm Nance, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
ISIS al-qaeda update
Syrian Rebel Training
New Terror Link
Tepid Support

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House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans in Congress are willing to work with the White House on President Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State. But Boehner is unsure if the plan is enough to stop the threat.

In a televised address last night, President Barack Obama laid out U.S. plans to combat terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

    There are problem areas in every corner of the globe.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the so-called Islamic State terrorists have reached a new low.

Herbert London: No Strategy?

Sep 10, 2014

Since 9/11/01 the United States has been engaged in a struggle against radical Islam. The enemies have a variety of names from ISIS to al Qaeda, from Boko Harem to the Muslim Brotherhood, from Hamas to Hezbollah, but they are all active in the name of Islam and all have an imperial goal of creating a caliphate. Tactics may vary; yet they consistently maintain an extreme level of violence as a source of intimidation.

7/17/14 Panel

Jul 17, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Activist Libby Post and executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
Obama on Iran
Russia Sanctions
Clinton Speech
Cuomo Money
Federal Terrorism Insurance
O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run
Atlantic City's Decline
NFL Drug Abuse

7/16/14 Panel

Jul 16, 2014

  Today's panelists are Newsman Ray Graf, Political Consultant, Libby Post, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
GM Silence
Cuomo Money
Federal Terrorism Insurance
O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run
Atlantic City's Decline
NFL Drug Abuse

    Law enforcement, intelligence and lawmakers are always worried about another terrorist attack.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that terrorism insurance is an important part of the equation.

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