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Dr. Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the renaming of multiple SUNY New Paltz buildings after Native Americans, and President Trump's plans for the southern border. He also comments on Tuesday's election of Lori Lightfoot as Chicago mayor, and reports that House Democrats will subpoena the Justice Department for the full Mueller report. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New York state budget passed Monday, and his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He also comments on plans to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes in New York, and irregularities in White House security clearances. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses accusations of inappropriate behavior against former Vice President Joe Biden, and the $175.5 billion state budget deal reached by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders. He also comments on a new plastic bag ban in New York, and the issue of public campaign financing. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "victory lap" rally in Michigan Thursday, and reports that the New York state budget is nearly finished and ready for lawmakers to vote on this Sunday. He also comments on a lawsuit filed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's upcoming rally in Michigan, his first since the filing of the Mueller report. He also comments on a New York Times article about the cost of access to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer to step down after alternative Brexit plans were rejected by Parliament. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Justice Department motion to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, and the department's plans to release the Mueller report in "weeks, not months." He also comments on President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which still stands after a House vote failed to overturn the president's veto. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's promise to investigate those behind the Russia inquiry, and a separate inquiry suggested by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to look into the FBI. He also comments on his recent interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and whether the state's budget, due April 1, will include congestion pricing. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Mueller investigation, which found insufficient evidence of conspiracy between President Trump and Russia according to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, but didn't exonerate the president on obstruction of justice. He also comments on U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign speech in front of Trump Tower in New York City. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and signs that Robert Mueller may soon file his final report. He also comments on reports that former Vice President Joe Biden may announce a presidential campaign with a promise to select Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams as vice president.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 21, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's statement that the Mueller report should be made public, and the president's continued criticism of the late Senator John McCain. He also comments on an voter registration initiative by former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in Florida, and a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand after a terrorist attack at two mosques last week. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the idea of getting rid of the Electoral College, and search warrants obtained by federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the presidential election. He also comments on President Trump's Tuesday meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and the fallout of the recent college admissions scandal. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his recent conversations with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the effects of President Trump's rhetoric. He also comments on a set of bills in Russia that now make it a crime to disrespect the government, and flooding in Mosambique that may have killed nearly 1,000 people. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the popularity of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and what that means for the Democratic Party. He also comments on ethics reform in New York state, and reports that President Trump is threatening Saturday Night Live with a federal investigation for the comedy show's portrayal of him. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a terrorist attack that has killed 49 people in New Zealand. He also comments on the Senate's rejection of President Trump's emergency declaration, and reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may suspend nuclear talks with the U.S. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman who received an extended prison sentence Wednesday. He also comments on an executive order by the president grounding Boeing 737 Max jets, and his recent interview with New York state GOP Committee Chairman Ed Cox.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a college admissions bribery scandal where 50 people, including some celebrities, were charged with buying freshman class spots at various big-name schools. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's $4.75 trillion proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, and reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeaching the president is "not worth it." He also comments on a vote expected in the U.K. today on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, and a White House press briefing held Monday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump will likely veto Congress' rejection of an emergency declaration and demand $8.6 billion in new wall funding. He also comments on possible proposals by some state legislatures to end daylight savings time, and President Trump's partnership with Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's sentencing, and reports that Michael Cohen may have, in fact, reached out to President Trump for a pardon. He also comments on debate among House Democrats over whether to impeach the president, and House approval of a resolution condemning bigotry. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Michael Cohen's public testimony, where Cohen feared there may not be a "peaceful" transition of power if President Trump isn't elected in 2020. He also comments on new documents submitted by Cohen to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, and predictions by former CIA Director John Brennan that the Mueller report could be released soon. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that he will not run for president in 2020, and New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's revenue forecast for the next two years. He also comments on an expansive subpoena into the Trump Organization's longtime insurance broker, and reports that North Korea is rebuilding a key missile test facility. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton's announcement that she will not run for president in 2020, and efforts by the House Judiciary Committee to expand investigations into the Trump Administration. He also comments on his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the state budget. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that U.S. Senator Rand Paul may vote against President Trump's emergency declaration, forcing a veto from the president. He also comments on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, which launched Saturday, and gun control efforts in New York state. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the governor's attempt to revive the deal for an Amazon headquarters in New York City. He also comments on reports that President Trump ordered officials to give Jared Kushner security clearance, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's performance at Michael Cohen's hearing before the House oversight committee on Wednesday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Michael Cohen's testimony before the House oversight committee yesterday, in which he called President Trump "a racist" and "a cheat." Democrats at the hearing accused Republicans of using Lynne Patton, a black former employee of the Trump Organization and current head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York and New Jersey office, as "a prop" to denounce such claims. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, who is expected to testify before the House oversight committee today. He also comments on President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and a recent House vote rejecting the president's emergency declaration. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a House vote that is expected to reject President Trump's emergency declaration today. He also comments on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signing a red flag gun measure, and President Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the political fallout after Amazon pulled its plans for a headquarters in New York City. He also comments on a New Hampshire poll that puts Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders atop the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Feb 22, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a congressional race in North Carolina, where Republican candidate Mark Harris called for a new vote amid evidence that his campaign financed an illegal voter-turnout effort. He also comments on the priorities of the media, given widespread coverage of the controversy surrounding actor Jussie Smollett  – as President Trump prepares to meet Kim Jong-un for a second summit in Vietnam. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's recent verbal attacks on the press, including a Twitter post where he referred to the New York Times as "a true enemy of the people." He also comments on reports that the White House will study whether climate change is a national security threat. 

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