WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing feud between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump has called Pelosi "a mess" and Pelosi has demanded his family stage an "intervention." Chartock also considers what the Department of Justice's indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act might mean for journalists.
Western Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who chairs the influential House Ways and Means Committee, said in a statement Friday he is “consulting with counsel on how best to enforce” subpoenas issued to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Tuesday vote by Alabama lawmakers effectively banning nearly all abortions in the state. He also comments on reports that House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal won't request President Trump's state tax returns from New York even if a new law permits him to.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal's formal request for six years of President Trump's personal tax returns. He also comments on a New York Times report where some of Robert Mueller's investigators say the findings of the Mueller report are more damaging than U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in his summary.
The premier legislative event in western Massachusetts – the annual Springfield Regional Chamber’s Outlook luncheon – heard today from a leading Democrat in the U.S. House and the top economic official in the Baker administration.
An aircraft hangar will be built in western Massachusetts where maintenance will be done on the largest planes in America’s military fleet. The sizable investment by the Pentagon should also help assure the future of a key component of the region’s economy.
One of the most watched races in western Massachusetts next Tuesday will be for the Democratic nomination in the state’s 1st Congressional District. Many see in it elements of the national struggle over the future of the Democratic Party. It pits a white male incumbent against a woman of color, who is also a Muslim.