Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

Humanitarian groups are increasingly worried about the looming budget cuts in U.S. foreign assistance. They argue that lives are at stake in places like the Horn of Africa, which is suffering its worst drought in decades. Raising public and private money for the crisis is a challenge in the current economic environment.
NPR

Should Minor Offenders Be Subject To Strip Searches?

For decades, most courts did not allow widespread strip searches, but in recent years, the tide has turned. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments for a case testing whether prison guards may constitutionally strip-search even minor traffic offenders when they are arrested and taken to jail.
NPR

Coming To The Table: Why The Candidates Are Easier To Take Sitting Down

Unlike the previous half-dozen debates, this one took place around a table. And by sitting everyone down, the sponsors managed to elevate the discussion.
NPR

Jobs Bill Defeated Despite Presidential Push

Ever since President Obama proposed his $447 billion jobs bill in a joint address to Congress last month, he has been campaigning for it nonstop. But Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to kill the measure. Now Democrats hope to consider the proposals piece by piece.
NPR

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Face Off At Dartmouth

Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
NPR

Mitt Romney Gets Chris Christie's Endorsement

Back in 2009 when he campaigned to be New Jersey's chief executive, Gov. Chris Christie got help from Mitt Romney who visited the Garden State to campaign for his fellow Republican. On Tuesday, Christie returned the favor by publicly endorsing Romney's bid to be the Republican Party nominee.
NPR

States Consider Drug Test Requirement For Benefits

Dozens of states are considering laws that would require drug testing for government benefit recipients. Those in favor say it would help ensure that tax dollars are used properly, but opponents say it would perpetuate stereotypes about the poor and withhold help from those who need it.

Pages