Busy Saturday On The National Mall | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Busy Saturday On The National Mall

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

In the District, residents should expect long lines tomorrow for Metro and shifting traffic patterns because of several rallies that will be held around the National Mall.

Fox Television personality Glenn Beck is holding a rally at the Lincoln Memorial with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. The location and timing are causing some controversy.

The rally falls on the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have A Dream" speech given at the same spot. Many are upset with the conservative Beck for holding the rally on the anniversary, as they view some of his political beliefs to be in direct contrast with those of the slain civil rights leader. So in response, there will be at least two counter rallies.

Beck says it's just a coincidence that his rally will be held on the anniversary of King's speech, saying the event is a way to "reclaim the civil rights movement." In the past, Beck has called president Obama a racist, saying he believes the President has a deep-seated hatred for white people and their culture.

NPR

'Madame Secretary' Pales In Comparison To 'The Good Wife'

The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary's writing is disappointing.
NPR

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.
NPR

Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.
NPR

Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.