Politics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

Nigerian President-Elect Calls Himself A 'Converted Democract'

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Max Siollun, a Nigerian historian, about Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari. He is a former dictator who ruled Nigeria for 20 months in the 1980s.

President Obama Praises Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

In a Rose Garden statement, President Obama said the tentative deal is the beginning of a historic understanding. Negotiators announced Thursday that they've reached the outlines of a nuclear deal.

Female Parliamentarians Urge Washington To Return Attention To Libya

Women elected to Libya's parliament visited Washington, D.C., recently to talk about the political chaos in the country and the erosion of women's rights.
WAMU 88.5

After Nearly 40 Years, U.S. Senate Historian Prepares To Retire

Donald Ritchie, the historian of the U.S. Senate, is retiring after nearly 40 years on the job.


How Congress Is Reacting To The Iran Framework

President Obama says he welcomes a "robust debate" on the Iran framework from Congress and the American people. He's already getting one.

Menendez Paradox: Facing Charges After Testifying Against Corruption

The senator who once testified against a corrupt mayor is facing his own federal corruption charges.

Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

The indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., could lead to Chris Christie, R-N.J., appointing a replacement. With Christie's presidential prospects, he might want to consider appointing himself.
WAMU 88.5

ISIS Highlights Virginia State Lawmaker As 'Enemy'

In an online magazine that the terrorist organization uses for propaganda and recruitment, state Sen. Richard Black is featured in a section called "In the Words of the Enemy."


Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

A top Republican senator charged that Hillary Clinton "probably" broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state. But it's not likely to be so clear.

What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous — it was a bipartisan love fest. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.