WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Cantor: Occupy Wall Street 'More Divisive' Than Tea Party

Play associated audio

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no longer saying that Occupy Wall Street protesters amount to "mobs," but he says they're divisive in ways that tea partiers are not, according to Associated Press.

In comments to reporters Tuesday, the Virginia Congressman refused to repeat or renounce his comment over the weekend that the protests in New York and Washington are being carried out by "mobs." But, he said, these protests are "very different" than the tea party protests last year, in that they are pitting Americans against other Americans. Tea partiers, Cantor said, directed their ire at the government.

Democrats noted that Cantor didn't object to the tea party's in-your-face confrontations with lawmakers last year. The Occupy Wall Street protesters, including a subgroup, "Occupy DC" that has been camping out in McPherson Square for almost two weeks,  say they represent all Americans except the wealthiest 1 percent.

WAMU 88.5

What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

NPR

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
NPR

What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
WAMU 88.5

Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

Leave a Comment

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