WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Gov. Bob McDonnell To Succeed Perry As Head Republican Governors Association

Play associated audio
Gov. Bob McDonnell will replace Rick Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.
Michaele White, Governor’s Photographer
Gov. Bob McDonnell will replace Rick Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry now in the Republican presidential field, Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell takes over for Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.

The RGA made the announcement this morning, two days after Perry formally announced his candidacy. McDonnell had been the RGA's vice chairman. ?? The governor's new post puts more demand on his time for travel across the country, supporting GOP gubernatorial candidates. It also elevates the governor's profile as a possible vice presidential running mate.

Politico reports McDonnell said in an interview he would be "very interested" in joining a Republican ticket though he added that he has the best job in America.

NPR

Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
NPR

Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
NPR

Trump And The Testosterone Takeover Of 2016

It's a historic election, with the first female major-party nominee. But for all that, Trump's masculinity has been on unusually prominent display.
NPR

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

Leave a Comment

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