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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. 

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 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. 

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Mar 25, 2019
Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about ongoing investigations into President Trump by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the state Attorney General's Office.

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. 

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

Despite vocal opposition from Democratic U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Judge Chad Readler was confirmed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday. 

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