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Dr. Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times report saying President Trump asked then-acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whittaker if Attorney Geoffrey Berman, a Trump ally, could oversee an investigation into the president. He also comments on former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's book, which claims the president reportedly said "This Russia thing is all over now, because I fired [Michael] Flynn." 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a lawsuit filed by a group of 16 states, including New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maine, against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, calling the president's decision to use executive power to fund a border wall unconstitutional. Dr. Chartock also discusses news that President Obama does not plan to endorse anyone for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. 

On this Presidents Day, WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares who his favorite president is. He also discusses the potential for a showdown between President Trump and Congress over the president's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' chances if he enters the 2020 presidential race.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump intends to declare a national emergency to help fund a southern border wall. He also comments on Amazon pulling out of its headquarters deal in New York City, and the signing of the Child Victims Act in New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Mueller investigation, and reports that President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, lied to the FBI, a federal grand jury, and the special counsel. He also comments on gun control in the U.S., one year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Feb 13, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses whether President Trump will veto a bipartisan border agreement reached by Senate and House negotiators, and the president's Tuesday meeting with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He also comments on the Mueller investigation, and a 2016 dinner Paul Manafort reportedly had with a Russian political operative. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a border deal reached "in principle" by House and Senate negotiators Monday night, and opposing rallies held by President Trump and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke. He also comments on a new Siena poll reporting a drop in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Supreme Court decision temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have left the state with only one abortion provider. He also comments on acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's expected testimony before the House Judiciary Committee today, and reports that the National Enquirer blackmailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the political turmoil in Virginia after Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to wearing blackface at a party in the 1980s, while the state's governor and lieutenant governor both face scandals of their own. He also comments on the Mueller investigation, and a New York Times editorial by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's State of the Union address, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's vow to sue the Trump administration if the president declares a national emergency to receive funds for a border wall.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's upcoming State of the Union address, as the deadline to avoid another partial government shutdown approaches. He also comments on the appointment of New York state Senator Michael Gianaris to a board affecting the state's $3 billion deal with Amazon for a headquarters in New York City. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Washington Post report that Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam met with senior staff as he considers resigning in light of a racist photo found in his medical school yearbook. He also comments on a CBS interview where President Trump said he isn't sure if he wants to support the public release of the Mueller report. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times interview in which President Trump said he will proceed on a border wall without lawmakers when funding talks end in two weeks. He also comments on reports that Robert Mueller is preparing another indictment for an associate of Roger Stone. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's response to his national security team's testimony in the Senate, and reports that the Federal Reserve may end interest rate hikes sooner than expected. He also comments on New York state's deal with Amazon for a new headquarters in New York City. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Roger Stone's appearance in federal court Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges related to the Russia investigation. He also comments on a number of gun control measures passed in the New York Legislature Tuesday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the "red flag" gun bill pending vote in the state Legislature. He also comments on progress in Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations, and a New York Times report questioning what U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could mean for the country. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the short-term solution to the partial government shutdown, and what that means for President Trump. He also comments on the arrest of longtime Republican operator and confidant of President Trump, Roger Stone, and the kickoff of Senator Kamala Harris' presidential campaign. 

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Jan 25, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the failure of two competing deals in the Senate to end the partial government shutdown Thursday. He also weighs in on Nancy Pelosi's performance so far as Speaker of the House, and former Vice President Joe Biden's qualities as a potential presidential candidate. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump postponing his State of the Union until the end of the partial government shutdown. He also comments on Michael Cohen's delayed congressional testimony, and the New York state Legislature passing the Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act.  

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a pair of votes scheduled in the Senate for Thursday on competing bills to end the partial government shutdown. He also comments on New York state legislators passing the Reproductive Health Act to codify Roe v. Wade into state law, and the Supreme Court's first gun rights case in nine years. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York state leaders' plans to codify Roe v. Wade into state law, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal for a commission to review universal health care. He also comments on the government shutdown, which has reportedly cost the American economy almost as much as the $5.7 billion President Trump demands for a southern border wall. 

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Jan 21, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an offer from President Trump to end the government shutdown, and the turnout for Saturday's third annual women's march. He also comments on a tweet by President Trump suggesting that global warming could be "helpful" in light of this past weekend's snowstorm. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's cancellation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan, in response to Pelosi's call that he postpone his State of the Union address during the government shutdown. He also comments on a New York Times report that the Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their families at the southern border than initially claimed.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's citing of security concerns in her call for President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown. Chartock also comments on his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the Democrats $178 billion state budget proposal. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address and budget proposal Tuesday, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's plans for a 2020 presidential run. He also comments on the failure of the United Kingdom's Brexit deal in Parliament, and what that means for British Prime Minister Theresa May. 

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Locked Box challenge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State agenda, and Iowa Rep. Steve King's future.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an FBI inquiry into whether President Trump was secretly working on Russia's behalf, and the ongoing effects of the partial government shutdown. He also announces WAMC's Locked Box Challenge, which starts today.  

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's visit to the southern border Thursday, and a New York Times report saying the ongoing partial government shutdown is straining the president's support in rural farming communities. He also comments on his recent interview on ethics reform with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the partial government shutdown, and a Wednesday negotiation session between President Trump and legislative leaders that resulted in the president walking out. He also comments on the Mueller investigation, and reports that U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on President Trump's Oval Office address regarding border security Tuesday night. He also discusses the Mueller investigation, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $100 million spending proposal to care for undocumented immigrants and other New Yorkers who cannot qualify for health insurance. 

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