Analysis | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

Huntsman To Throw His Support To Romney

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pulling out of the presidential nominating race. He is expected to endorse front-runner Mitt Romney. The South Carolina primary is this Saturday.

Week In News: Corporate Money And The Campaigns

The Citizens United Supreme Court decision has made for a sea change in American politics, but not the change most observers expected. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz and The Atlantic's James Fallows discuss how corporate money has kept more candidates in the presidential race.

Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.

Latest Jobless Data Boosts Obama's Re-Election Bid

Whoever wins the Republican presidential nomination will face President Obama in November. The Obama campaign got some meaningful news Friday when unemployment figures improved again.

Week In News: Jobs, Recess Appointments, Military

The U.S. economy is looking up, so say the numbers. The Labor Department reported Friday that employers added 200,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent. Host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the significance of these latest job numbers along with other news from the week.

More Than Finance Ahead For New Consumer Chief

Though President Obama may have riled Republicans with his recess appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, there is bipartisan agreement on Cordray's strong qualifications. Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera about what's ahead for Cordray.