Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

Can A President Really Fix A Bad Economy?

Obama inherited the worst economy of any president since Franklin Roosevelt. But like his predecessors, he's finding that the blame is all his when times remain tough.
WAMU 88.5

Survey: Job Satisfaction For Federal Workers Down

Survey results show that job satisfaction amongst federal workers is down 1.5 percent this year -- Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post offers insight the meaning behind the discrepancies between agencies.

NPR

Newt Gingrich's Freddie Mac Ties Could Be Poison In GOP Race

In about a week, we've gone from Newt Gingrich saying during a debate that he was paid $300,000 to tell Freddie Mac "as a historian" to his firm being paid nearly $2 million by the mortgage-financing giant as a former House speaker to provide strategic advice. There's no telling what added details another week might bring.
NPR

In Swing Through Sunshine State, Cain Struggles To Regain Momentum

Florida is where Cain for a time became a frontrunner — winning the GOP straw poll here two months ago. In a visit to southern Florida Wednesday, Cain sought to turn attention back to his 9-9-9 tax plan.
NPR

Squabbles In Washington Frustrate Job Seekers

Since September, President Obama and Republicans in Congress have been fighting over jobs. With so much political focus on jobs, NPR checks back in with the people we've been following as part of our Road Back to Work series. They started the year unemployed and searching for work.
NPR

As Gingrich Surges, He Has Catching Up To Do In N.H.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged to the top tier of the GOP presidential field after some strong debate performances and some blunders by his rivals. But he faces challenges in early-voting states like New Hampshire, where he has few staffers on the ground.
NPR

Gingrich On Defensive Over Freddie Mac Report

GOP presidential hopeful and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remained on the defensive Wednesday after reports emerged detailing his consulting work for the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Specifically, he did not confirm or deny that he earned some $1.6 million from Freddie over a 12-year period.

Pages