National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Post-Convention, Democrats Gain Momentum

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the political conventions and their aftermath.
NPR

Obama Pitches Recovery On Florida Tour

In Florida Saturday, President Obama made his pitch about an economy on the rebound, while stressing that there is much yet to be done. NPR's Don Gonyea reports from the perpetual battleground state.
NPR

Anticipation Builds For Football Matches

Guest host Linda Wertheimer gets NPR's Mike Pesca's take on football on the first Sunday of the season.
NPR

Romney Hopes To Swing Va. Back To GOP

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Virginia Saturday. 2008 was the first time in more than 40 years that Virginia chose a Democrat for president. As NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney wants to make sure this state does not grant President Obama an encore.
NPR

Chicago Teachers May Strike, Teach Political Lesson

If 25,000 teachers walk out in President Obama's home turf Monday, it could present problems for his re-election campaign. The teachers union is at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who touted his plans for change at the Democratic National Convention.
NPR

GOP Has Rare Shot At Winning House Seat In Mass.

The last time Republicans held the spot was in 1997. Richard Tisei might be their answer for taking it back. The openly gay candidate is getting a boost from a family scandal surrounding the incumbent Democrat, Rep. John Tierney.
NPR

VFW Posts Become Refuge For Women, Too

Membership of Veterans of Foreign Wars has been dropping off as World War II vets pass away. But with more female soldiers returning from overseas, small-town posts have new hope.
NPR

At 42, Detroit Lions Kicker Earns Admiration

As the NFL regular season opens this weekend, place-kicker Jason Hanson is preparing for his 21st consecutive season with the Detroit Lions. That's a record in the league — no small feat in an industry where a missed kick can cost you your career.
NPR

Words Wealthy Democratic Donors Should Get Used To: 'It's Me, Rahm'

Now that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in charge of raising really big dollars for a superPAC that supports President Obama, wealthy Democrats all over the country may be eyeing their phones nervously. Sources tell NPR that Emanuel will be pushing for donations of $10 million and more.

Pages