RSS Feed

Obama, Romney Wage War Not On But For Women (Voters)

President Obama's hopes of being re-elected very much reside in the hands of women, the same group that played such a big role in his 2008 victory. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney's hope of becoming president lie in his being able to dissuade enough women from voting for Obama.

Romney Scores Key Endorsements From Anti-Abortion Groups

While running for Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney vowed to "preserve and protect" abortion rights. On Thursday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee won the endorsement of the nation's largest anti-abortion group, whose president said: "The pro-life movement is filled with converts."

With Santorum Out, Will Evangelicals Back Romney?

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum did very well with evangelical Christian voters in the primary season. Now that he's out of the race, will his conservative supporters embrace Mitt Romney? Robert Siegel talks with Richard Land, director of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Ann Romney Fights Back After Democratic Criticism

Audie Cornish talks with Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post about the dustup between Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, about the women and the campaign.

As Trial Begins, John Edwards' Star Has Faded

Jury selection began on Thursday for John Edwards, the one-time presidential candidate. Although he was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide an affair after he fathered a child.
WAMU 88.5

Analysis: Maryland Ratifies 17th Amendment Close To Signing Centennial

In an otherwise turbulent legislative session, Maryland voted to ratify the 17th amendment to the Constitution 100 years after it went into effect. State senator and professor Jamie Raskin discusses the amendment's meaning to the populist movement.

WAMU 88.5

The Politics Of The Domestic Violence Bill

The Senate votes to extend the landmark domestic violence bill. But as it heads to the House, the additional provisions could fall victim to politics in an election year.


Federal Government To Pay Indian Tribes $1 Billion Over Mismanagement

The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.