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State of the Union

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
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Tonight will be a spectacle in Washington. One day before a final vote on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, government leaders will gather under one roof for the Republican’s State of the Union address. The speech will be heard live on WAMC at 9 p.m. Before that, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shared what she hopes to hear tonight.

President Trump is halfway through his first term.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded just before Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik represents northern New York 21st House district. In 2014, she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The Republican has not always agreed with the White House. She has broken with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, the government shutdown and tax bills that she says negatively impact New York state. But she has embraced Trump on other issues and appeared with him at Fort Drum last year. Stefanik attended this week’s State of the Union Address and says she was impressed with what she heard.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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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. 

The New York Times Is taking a look at their history of politics and the stories they have covered over 167 years. They do so in the new book, "The New York Times Book of Politics: 167 Years of Covering the State of the Union."

The book is edited by Andrew Rosenthal former editorial page editor of The New York Times who oversaw the editorial board, letters and op ed departments, and the editorials and op ed departments of the Times website. In March of 2016 he became a columnist and podcast contributor for The Times. 

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time.

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. Watch the speeches here.

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Congressional representatives from the region are reacting along party lines to President Obama’s last State of the Union address last night.

 The pundits have spoken. Most believe that the State of The Union Address is a combination of self-congratulation over what was done in the last year and a laundry list of what should be done in the year ahead. In reality it represents fanfare without substance; there is scarcely a difference between George W. Bush and Barack Obama in these annual speeches.

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President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on a number of issues of concern in New York’s North Country and Vermont.

1/5/15 Panel

Jan 5, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include NYPD Funeral, State of Union Preview Tour, FBI Security Bias, Boston Bomb Trial Move Rejected and local stories from The Times Union.

1/29/14 Panel

Jan 29, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
SOTU
Farm Bill
Abortion Vote
Syria Talks
Data Requests

1/27/14 Panel

Jan 27, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
State of the Union Preview
Obama on Sexual Abuse
Woman off Ventilator
Mall Shooting
Liberal McCain

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President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term last night, outlining bold initiatives on reforming the nation’s high schools, immigration policy, economic development, and gun control.

Today we want to hear what you thought of the president’s remarks, and joining us with his reaction to the speech is WAMC’s own political observer, Dr. Alan Chartock. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

President Obama took a few minutes in his State of the Union address to recognize bipartisan efforts in Congress to craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

“Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and I will sign it right away,” President Obama said. “Let’s get it done.”

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President Obama chastised Congress for its partisan bickering and lack of progress in tackling the nation’s imperatives during his State of the Union address.

“The American people don’t expect government to solve every problem,” the president said. “They don’t expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. But they do expect us to put the nation’s interests before party. They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can.”