Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Politics

RSS Feed
NPR

Despite Senate Deal, Nation Stuck In Stormy Political Pattern

The nation's governance crisis, driven by economic anxiety, is the political equivalent of what meteorologists call a "blocking pattern" where storm systems get stuck over a particular region due to stationary high pressure systems that prevent the turbulent weather from passing along in the normal way.
NPR

Obama To Heckler: 'I Agree Jesus Christ Is The Lord'

The young man who interrupted the president's fundraiser in Los Angeles, though, also shouted that "Barack Obama is the Antichrist!" See the video.
NPR

Both Sides Claim Vindication After Shutdown Is Averted

Republicans say the impasse underscored why it's important to scrutinize government spending. Democrats say they stood up for important programs.
WAMU 88.5

Senate Deal Avoids Government Shutdown

Federal workers can rest assured that the government will not be shutting down this weekend after the Senate reached a deal Monday; but they are in for another budget fight in November, when the current bill expires.

NPR

Senate Deal To Avert Shutdown Goes To House

There may not be a government shutdown later this week after all — at least that's what a deal agreed on Monday night by the Senate aims to prevent. Lawmakers had been tied up in partisan knots for days over a temporary spending measure keeping the government open once the new fiscal year begins this weekend. Most of the trouble was over House Republicans' insistence that disaster relief funding in that measure be offset by cuts in other government programs. It's now up to the House to seal that Senate deal.
NPR

Political Ads Target TV, But Not Everyone Is Tuning In

The 2012 presidential election is more than a year away, but that's not keeping political advertisers from targeting the TV airwaves. However, a survey has found that the TV audience is shrinking — especially the young voters.
NPR

As Puerto Rican Economy Lags, Some Question Cuts

To try to jump-start Puerto Rico's economy, Gov. Luis Fortuno pushed through a series of cost-cutting measures — including eliminating more than 20,000 government jobs. This has helped close Puerto Rico's large budget deficit, but it's done little to help those struggling to find jobs.
NPR

Congress Attempts To Avert Shutdown

With FEMA running out of disaster money at some point this week and the whole federal government starting a new fiscal year on Saturday without an accompanying budget, Congress muddles through another budget standoff. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Michele Norris to bring us the latest.

Pages