RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Previewing Party Politics In Alexandria

Upcoming primary elections in Virginia have fractured the Alexandria Democratic Party. Opposing factions of candidates are rallying around debates about how much density the city should allow. We chat with WAMU 88.5 reporter Michael Lee...


Romney Declares National Education Emergency

Mitt Romney has introduced his plan for overhauling education. At a speech to a Hispanic small business group Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate outlined a blueprint that expands school choice for disabled and disadvantaged students, requires schools to provide regular reports on student progress and returns student loans to the private sector.
WAMU 88.5

Former Gray Campaign Aide Howard Brooks Pleads Guilty

Howard Brooks, who served as campaign consultant for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 and has been charged with lying to the FBI, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Thursday.


Obama Seeks To Gain Support Among Military Voters

Long before Obama gave a commencement speech to Air Force cadets Wednesday, his campaign was focusing attention on his record with military families and veterans — a key voting group that could make the difference in swing states like Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

Romney Pivots To Education Platform In Seeking Latino Votes

Declaring that a "national emergency" exists in public education, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shifted from his usual economic message to outline his education platform during a speech to a Latino business group Wednesday.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Abortion Activists Stake Out Office Of Rep. Franks

Dozens of protesters staked out the office of Republican Congressman Trent Franks Wednesday, hoping to get him to answer for his interference in the abortion policies of the District.

WAMU 88.5

Oxfam Sues SEC For Failing To Enforce Oil, Mining Transparency

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is echoing the sentiment behind a lawsuit that calls for the SEC to enforce requirements passed in 2010 that publicly-traded oil, gas, and mining companies report payments made to world governments.


Former Romney Adviser Grenell: Gay Marriage Shouldn't Determine Vote

Richard Grenell, who resigned after some conservatives criticized Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay adviser who favors same-sex marriage, said Wednesday that the issue should not determine how most Americans vote.

VP Contenders: Pawlenty And Martinez

The Republican National Convention is still three months away, and the guessing continues about whom Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, might pick as his running mate. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and current New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez both make some short lists.