Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP

Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville […]

Polls, Bailout Politics Shape Michigan Primary; Taliban Leaders Get Serious About Peace Talks; Derby City Film Festival Preview: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: General Motors has announced its largest profit ever and is giving record $7000 profit-sharing checks to blue-collar workers. Still, there’s a poll from the Detroit News that shows half of conservative voters in Michigan say the anti-bailout positions that Republican presidential rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have taken won’t affect their vote in […]

The Atlantic on Obama’s Strategy, How Massachusetts Feels About RomneyCare, “Cash Mobs” Boost Independent Businesses: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Is Obama A Chess Master Or Pawn? That’s the question posed on the cover of the March issue of The Atlantic. Writer James Fallows offers his answer in his article called Obama Explained. 1:12pm: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has called Massachusetts’ health care law—which requires that every resident have health insurance or pay […]

Yarmuth Praises Obama Address for Contrasting Income Inequality

Calling America’s wealth disparity the defining issue of our time, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised President Obama’s annual State of the Union as a strong and decisive speech. The nationally televised address was framed with a call that every American deserves a fair shake and should pay their fair share. Before Mr. Obama’s address, […]

Romney Releases Taxes, Inside The World Of “Travelers,” JCPS Prepares for Updated School Nutrition Standards: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Under pressure to show voters his tax returns, Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and Republican presidential hopeful, today posted returns from several years on his website. Last year, he paid $3 million in federal income taxes last year on nearly $21 million in income from investments and carried interest from the private equity […]

Mitt Romney Is First Presidential Candidate to Qualify for Kentucky’s Primary

Kentucky’s presidential primary is months away and tends to serve little purpose in selecting a major party nominee. But that doesn’t mean the event is being ignored. At least one presidential hopeful is in front of the pack in Kentucky: Mitt Romney. The Republican frontrunner is the only candidate to have filed to run in the state’s […]

Mitt Romney’s Shrinking Lead, Boosting Europe’s Economy, Italy’s Accordion Industry, New Hampshire Humor: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Mitt Romney’s commanding lead in New Hampshire has shrunk and some polls show Jon Huntsman closing in on second place. Could Huntsman have a breakout moment? We’ll talk about it. 1:12pm: At a conference in Berlin today, the leaders of France and Germany said boosting growth in the European economy is a priority. How […]

Campaigning for Dad, Rand Paul Slams Romney, Santorum

Joining his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., on the Republican presidential campaign trail, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ripped Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney as too liberal to defeat President Barack Obama in a general election. The father and son duo are on the trail in Iowa, where Congressman Paul has surged and is […]

Mitt Romney’s $10,000 Bet, New Testimony in UK Phone Hacking Investigation, Avoiding Holiday Scams: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Mitt Romney is trying to downplay the $10,000 bet he offered to Rick Perry in Saturday night’s GOP presidential candidates debate to try to disprove Perry’s claim that he deleted parts of his book that supported a health care mandate. Romney laughed off suggestions that his pricey bet sent the wrong message. We’ll find […]

Gingrich Leads Poll, Tea Party on Romney, Ear X-Tacy Closure on NPR, Future Classics: Today on Here and Now

Some highlights from today’s show. 1:06pm Because of his long career in politics, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s ready for the scrutiny that comes with being at the top in the polls.  The GOP candidates head into another debate tonight where Gingrich is expected to come under attack because of his newfound frontrunner […]