Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Defends Efforts To Clear Noncitizens From Voter Rolls

Democratic critics say Florida's Republican governor is purging eligible voters to give his party an Election Day advantage. Scott denies the accusation in an interview with NPR's Michel Martin on Tell Me More. "Not one U.S. citizen has been eliminated from the voter rolls," he says. "Not one."
NPR

June Primaries Set Stage For Senate Control

Four states held Senate primaries Tuesday. Voters there set up several races that will likely play key roles in deciding which party controls the Senate after the November election. NPR's Mara Liasson Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston and Richmond Times Dispatch columnist Jeff Schapiro discuss.
NPR

Obama Team: Household Net Worth Actually Rose During His Presidency

Using additional Federal Reserve data, White House officials on the president's National Economic Council argued that while household net worth fell before President Obama took office, it has risen since then and he bears some of the credit.
NPR

Here's The International Skinny On The U.S. Election

Political scientists worldwide are watching the U.S. presidential race. Some wonder how a President Romney would change military policy. Some worry that the U.S. economy overseen by President Obama is hurting them. And some see Europe in the unusual position of affecting the election's outcome.
NPR

Gov. Rick Scott On Florida Showdown With Feds

Florida's controversial voter eligibility program is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters. State election officials say it's necessary to protect the integrity of elections. But the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit, saying eligible voters could get caught up. Host Michel Martin talks to Florida Governor Rick Scott.
WAMU 88.5

Council Member Phil Mendelson Gets Vote For D.C. Council Chair

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson will serve as the council's interim chair until November. 

WAMU 88.5

Jim Moran Beats Challenger In Democratic Primary

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran easily beat challenger Bruce Shuttleworth in Tuesday's Virginia primary; now, it's on to face a familiar opponent, Republican Patrick Murray. 

Pages