Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

As Gingrich Stumps In Iowa, His Style Evolves

While he's considered an intelligent and inspirational speaker, the GOP presidential candidate also can come across as arrogant or acerbic. But in recent days on the campaign trail, he seems to be making an effort to be positive and more patient.
NPR

With 'Lie Of The Year' Controversy, Fact Checking Comes Under Scrutiny

Liberals reacted with anger after PolitiFact charged Democrats with the "Lie of the Year." Have the fact checkers damaged their cause?
NPR

Resolution For Payroll Tax Cut Extension May Be Near

There's been a breakthrough on Capitol Hill over the standoff on the payroll tax cut extension. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's David Welna for more.
NPR

'PolitiFact' Faces Criticism From Liberals

Fact-checking sites like PolitiFact referee assertions by politicians, public figures and pundits. The fact-checking movement has been gaining momentum — and fans. But PolitiFact has come under fire after announcing its "Lie of the Year": a claim by some Democrats and liberals about a House Republican plan to change Medicare.
WAMU 88.5

Congress Approves Payroll Tax Cut

Congress approves a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits for millions of workers.
NPR

Future Dim For 100-Watt Bulb, Despite Congress' Stall

Congress recently prevented the Energy Department from spending money to enforce a planned phase-out of energy-wasting 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. Conservatives saw getting rid of the bulbs as limiting Americans' choices. But the industry says it's really too late to make a difference.

Pages