Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

A Few Questions, Answers About Mitt Romney's Taxes

NPR asked three experts to comment on the controversy surrounding the GOP presidential candidate's income and the taxes he pays.
NPR

Obama To Outline Four Pillars Of A Strong Economy

NPR's Scott Horsley previews Tuesday night's State of the Union Address with Melissa Block. President Obama will outline what he describes as four pillars of a strong economy: manufacturing, energy, worker training, and the American values of fairness and responsibility.
WAMU 88.5

Council Approves CCT Change To Buses

The Montgomery County council voted Tuesday to change the Corridor Cities Transitway from light rail to rapid bus service, citing the relative costs involved with both.

WAMU 88.5

O'Malley Talks Gay Marriage Legislation

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley talked gay marriage legislation Tuesday, emphasizing the focus on religious freedom he thinks is needed to get it through the General Assembly.

WAMU 88.5

Congressman Proposes Late-Term Abortion Ban In D.C.

A ban on abortions of fetuses over the age of 20 weeks in D.C. has been proposed by Republican Trent Franks, over the objections of those in D.C. advocating home rule.

NPR

Davos: A Super Bowl For Smart, Rich People

Davos, Switzerland, is the glamorous place where about 2,600 wealthy business executives, top political leaders, central bankers and closely followed economists gather this week. They will discuss ways to hold off a potentially disastrous European financial meltdown that would threaten world growth.
NPR

State Bill Outlaws Use Of Fetuses In Food Industry

An Oklahoma Senate bill that prohibits "the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses" has some folks scratching their heads, and wondering if it's real.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Gay Activists Fighting Prostitution-Free Zone Bill

Gay and transgender rights activists in D.C. are fighting a bill that would allow permanent "prostitution-free zones" in the city, saying that it discriminates against transgender individuals.

NPR

Is The State Of The Union Address Obsolete?

The annual where-we-stand lecture delivered by the president to a joint session of Congress has for decades been an opportunity for a national report card putting current events in calm, codifiable context. It was a monumental moment in a relatively quiet world. But does it work in the age of Twitter?

Pages