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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. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on President Trump's expected address to the nation tonight regarding his desired border wall. He also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton's rally yesterday for the codification of abortion rights in the state. 

What is in President Trump’s tax returns?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal of the first district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spent part of his Sunday morning tearing into President Donald Trump.

Fort Drum is home to the Army's Tenth Mountain Division
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New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office announced this week that President Donald Trump has accepted her invitation to visit Fort Drum.  The president plans to sign the national Defense Authorization Bill there on Monday.

Donald Trump campaigning in Plattsburgh.
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President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.

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President Trump and Kim Jong-un met in Singapore. What comes next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the possibility of North Korea calling off the planned summit with President Trump. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is weighing an independent bid for New York state attorney general.


    There was not much hope for bipartisan compromise on major issues going into last night’s State of The Union address by President Trump and it appears those low expectations were met. 

President Trump addressing a joint session of Congress in February 2017.

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union address at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30. You can listen to the speech live on WAMC, and the WAMC mobile app. Here to discuss what the Republican may cover during his address are Professor Bruce Miroff of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany and Professor Jack Collens of Siena College. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts. 

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The three-day federal government shutdown has ended and a temporary spending measure funds federal agencies through February 8. Senate Democrats agreed to sign off on the measure after Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that lawmakers would take up immigration proposals, which held up talks to prevent a shutdown last week. WAMC's Alan Chartock takes your calls on this and more. 

Marvin Kalb Discusses Current State Of Democracy

Sep 27, 2017

Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss a variety of topics, including the current state of democracy, the president and who he would like to talk to if he were moderating Meet the Press today. 

Marvin Kalb is currently a nonresident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, and senior advisor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Kalb’s distinguished journalism career encompasses 30 years of award-winning reporting for CBS and NBC News as Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Moscow bureau chief and anchor of Meet the Press

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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While a new poll finds New Yorkers would like Governor Andrew Cuomo to be a “national leader” challenging the policies of President Trump’s administration, Cuomo seldom actually mentions the president by name.

The Iraqi government has declared victory over the Islamic State terrorist group in Mosul, but the group is among those still involved in the Syrian conflict, along with the U.S. and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S.-Russian relations are under a microscope again after a recent meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin. Here to discuss all of this is Dr. Jim Steiner of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's behavior over the weekend and its potential impact on the next election cycle, the U.S. Senate's progress with a potential health care bill, the EPA's reversal of Obama-era regulations, and the President's upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin. 

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a potential subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee regarding tapes, recordings or memos of meetings between the president and former FBI Director James Comey and Trump's tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski. 

President Trump’s first budget proposal made for tough reading for many communities.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his conversation with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.


Surrounded by miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that suspends, rescinds or flags for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of the previous administration’s plan to curb global warming.  One of the most controversial measures, of concern to advocates in the Northeast, is a rollback of the Clean Power Plan.

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Two New York congressional members are demanding federal reimbursement for costs of securing Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. They say New York taxpayers should not shoulder the cost for a federal responsibility.

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The first meeting between President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was closely watched by Canadians and border communities in the U.S.  The public view of the leaders’ meeting is boosting confidence about future economic links between the two countries.