Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

Tax Winners And Losers Under Obama's Deficit Plan

If enacted, President Obama's deficit-reduction plan would increase tax revenues by about $1.5 trillion over the coming decade. The wealthiest taxpayers could see significantly higher taxes, but the vast majority of Americans would pay less, at least through 2012.
WAMU 88.5

Trial For D.C. Activists Postponed

A judge has postponed the trial for eight D.C. voting rights activists arrested outside the Capitol in April, offering criticism of the government and police.


Obama Releases Deficit Plan

Before heading to the United Nations meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama released his plan to get control of the federal deficit.

Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks

The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma is risking millions in federal funding after its decision to expel about 2,800 African-American members. Known as Freedmen, these members are descendants of slaves owned by Cherokees, and some wonder if the move is racist.

The Details, And Politics, Of Obama's Deficit Plan

President Barack Obama's deficit-reduction plan seeks to reduce the federal deficit by more than $3 trillion over a decade. NPR's Ron Elving describes the details of the plan and the politics surrounding its reception — and its possible fate — in Washington.

Obama Signals GOP 2012 Election To Be Referendum On Rich's Taxes

ANALYSIS: If the 2012 election is a referendum on President Obama, it could be curtains for his hopes of a second term because the economy is making too many voters unhappy. But if it's a choice, Obama could win by persuading enough voters that his approach with a balance of spending cuts and higher taxes on the wealthy is closer to their values.