WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

House Republicans Frustrated Over Debt Ceiling Debate

Talks between Speaker John Boehner and the White House have dissolved. Now House lawmakers are taking a backseat, as they look to Senate Republicans to make any headway. Virginia Republican Scott Rigell says his party's leaders' hands are tied.

"Lack of clarity even among our own leadership over where the Senate is," he says.

Rigell is prepared to open the government and pass the debt ceiling without receiving any concessions. But Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith is still holding out hope that the GOP can extract even a small victory.

The House isn't slated to return until Monday evening, which isn't giving any hope to furloughed workers in the region.


Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.

The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
WAMU 88.5

The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.


Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

Leave a Comment

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