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Dr. Alan Chartock

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 reports that China raised tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods Monday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a comment from President Trump's chief economic adviser that "both sides will pay" in an escalating trade war with China.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to increase tariffs on China by $200 billion after trade talks on Thursday failed to reach an agreement. He also comments on a New York Times report saying the White House is daring Congressional Democrats to impeach the president, and opposition to the measles vaccine in New York state. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the increasing tension between President Trump and House Democrats, as a House panel voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress Wednesday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times investigation finding President Trump's tax figures show over $1 billion in losses from 1985 to 1994. He also comments on reports that Democrats are moving forward with a contempt vote against U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and that Iran has partially retreated from a 2015 nuclear deal.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump is prepared to impose more tariffs on China, and that Chinese spies obtained and used the National Security Agency's hacking tools. He also comments on a new poll putting former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race, and the renaming of a school in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock examines comments by President Trump that Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, and reports of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza over the weekend.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's response after U.S. Attorney General William Barr skipped a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee Thursday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney General William Barr's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. He also comments on speculation from Preet Bharara that President Trump may be indicted after he leaves office, and reports that the Florida Legislature has passed legislation allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Robert Mueller has objected to U.S. Attorney General William Barr's description of the Russia investigation, and Barr's expected appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and a lawsuit by President Trump against Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block subpoenas from House Democrats. He also comments on former Vice President Joe Biden, who offically launched his 2020 presidential campaign in Pennsylvania Monday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Saturday shooting where one person died and three others were injured at a California synagogue. He also comments on President Trump's withdrawal from a global arms treaty via a speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses threats by Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly to jail White House officials who fail to comply with subpoenas. He also comments on reports that former Vice President Joe Biden asked former President Barack Obama not to endorse him in the 2020 presidential race.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's changing response to the Mueller report, and reports that former Vice President Joe Biden has officially joined the 2020 presidential race. He also comments on a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing clash between House Democrats and President Trump, and considers whether those who run for public office should be required to submit their tax returns. He also weighs in on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the issue of impeachment, and statements by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemingly advising House Democrats to hold off impeaching President Trump. He also comments on a subpoena served by the House Judiciary Committe to White House counsel Don McGahn, and reports that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders supports voting rights for those in jail. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fallout from the release of the redacted Mueller report, and what to do about calls for President Trump's impeachment. He also comments on Michael Cohen's deteriorating relationship with the president, and the Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that have killed nearly 300 people.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the redacted version of the Mueller report released Thursday, and whether House Democrats will try to impeach President Trump. He also comments on the press coverage of President Trump and the Mueller report, and news that the National Enquirer will be sold to an heir of the founder of Hudson News. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on the expected release of a redacted version of the Mueller report today, and reports that White House lawyers and officials from the Department of Justice have already discussed it. He also addresses a new "tactical guided weapon" test-fired by North Korea, and the release of 1960s radical Judith Clark on parole.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an order by U.S. Attorney General William Barr denying bond hearings to some asylum-seeking migrants, and a measure vetoed by President Trump that would end U.S. involvement in the Yemen War.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fire that significantly damaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris Monday, and reports that former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld will challenge President Trump for the GOP nomination in the 2020 presidential election. He also comments on the redacted version of the Mueller report expected Thursday, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' tax returns.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a redacted version of the Mueller report will be released this week, and how that will affect tensions between President Trump and Congress. He also comments on a plan by President Trump to send detained immigrants to "sanctuary cities," and whether liberal politicians in those cities will welcome the idea. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the arrest of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Thursday, and reports that Assange faces a charge related to a U.S. leak in 2010.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been re-elected to a fifth term. He also comments on a Texas fund-raiser where President Trump warned of the dangers of migrants, and Gregory B. Craig, an Obama-era White House counsel who expects to be indicted on charges related to his work for the Ukrainian government. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney General William Barr's pledge to release a redacted version of the Mueller report "within a week." He also comments on his latest Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and reports that Senator Bernie Sanders is now a millionaire and will release his tax returns. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that more Homeland Security officials are set to leave after the resignation of the department's former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and reports that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will be her acting replacement.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Michael Cohen's attorneys, who have asked members of Congress to help keep Cohen out of prison, and whether the public will ever really know everything in the Mueller report.

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. 

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