Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

Move Over, Iowa, Nevada Has A Caucus Problem Too

Some highly improbable events lately have embarrassed the host states in the presidential nominating process, including Nevada, which held its caucus Saturday night.
NPR

In Nev., Solid Showing Expected For Romney

Nevada holds its Republican caucuses today it is the first Western state to weigh in on the nominating contest. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Mitt Romney is widely favored to win and has the latest from Nevada.
NPR

As Population Shifts, So Do Political Tactics

In the last decade, population growth in Western swing states outpaced the national average, according to David Damore, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With the Nevada Republican caucus underway, guest host David Greene talks with Damore about the electoral shift and the issues potential voters in the region view as priorities.
NPR

What The People Want Out West

As the primary season pushes westward, voters in big Western states share what they like and want, plus why they feel they're a different kind of electorate.
WAMU 88.5

Police Clear Tents From Occupy DC's McPherson Camp

Occupy DC protestors have moved into a new phase after U.S. Park Police cleared parts of their McPherson Square encampment Saturday.
NPR

Out West, GOP Candidates Mine For Caucus Votes

Saturday is Republican presidential caucus day in Nevada. Mitt Romney is counting on another win to keep him on the path to the nomination. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul have also been campaigning in the state, while Rick Santorum is looking ahead to later contests.
NPR

Job Market Could Help Obama's Election Stock

All kinds of companies were hiring last month. U.S. employers added 243,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. Experts are cautiously optimistic, but the boost in hiring may give the president extra momentum going into November.
NPR

'Buffett Rule' Becomes A Bill, And Congress Bickers

President Obama wants Congress to end certain tax breaks for the very wealthy. In response, Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would require those earning $1 million annually to pay no less than 30 percent in taxes. The bill faces Republican opposition, and is likely to be an election year issue.

Pages