We get reactions to President Obama's Inauguration with JESSE WASHINGTON, race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press, and CLARENCE PAGE, Pulitzer Prize-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune.
All across Philadelphia people gathered in auditoriums, classrooms, and on outdoor lawns to watch the historical swearing-in of the 44th President of the United States. Check out our full coverage from the Philadelphia region and view our pictures from the historic day. More information »
WHYY's Delaware Tonight gives a First State perspective on the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice Joe Biden. Plus, reports and reaction straight from Washington D.C. 1/20/09 Watch the show »(requires RealPlayer)
Reports from WHYY
Senator Arlen Spector has his first official opponent for 2010 Republican Primary
March 11, 2009
With anti-abortion activist Peg Luksik now in the race, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has his first official opponent for the 2010 Republican primary. Analysts say Specter is vulnerable to a challenge from the right. WHYY's Bill Hangley reports.
New Jersey Governer Corzine's budget would spread cuts across state
March 11, 2009
New Jersey Governor Corzine's proposed budget is designed to spread the pain of spending cuts among all those who depend on state funding. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports that local governments have some ideas about how the state could help them make do with less.
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine outlines his "pain of every page" budget plan
March 11, 2009
Now that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has outlined what some call his "pain on every page" budget plan, talk is turning to "which financial remedies will bring much-needed relief." WHYY'S Monica Miller reports.
Corzine budget address expected to spread the pain
March 10, 2009
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine will make his annual budget address at noon today. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports the governor's spending plan is expected to include major cuts that reflect the economic climate.
PA school districts ponder bucking graduation exams
March 9, 2009
The Rendell Administration's latest plan for mandatory high school graduation exams could mean new costs for the region's school districts say. Local school officials are just beginning to assess a proposal released last week. WHYY's Bill Hangley has more.
Democratic leaders won't commit to timeline for legalization of video poker
March 9, 2009
Governor Rendell wants the General Assembly to legalize video poker in bars as quickly as possible, and utilize the tax revenue to provide tuition break for college students at select Pennsylvania colleges by next school year. But House Democratic leaders won't commit to a speedy timeline, and aren't saying whether they support the details of Rendell's plan. WHYY's Scott Detrow reports.
Meet the members of Barack Obama's cabinet and other key advisors. Check back regularly for updates on key nomination hearings, cabinet information, and more. Meet President Obama's team
Journey to the White House
Delaware Tonight takes a look back at the political career of Vice President Elect Joe Biden. Take an in-depth look at his personal life, his extensive career in Delaware politics, his two bids for the White House, and how he became the next Vice President of the United States. Watch the show »
Inaugural Train Coverage
From Wilmington, DE:
Vice-President Elect Joe Biden speaks to a crowd in Wilmington as the inaugural train makes its second stop in Delaware. 1/17/09 watch(requires RealPlayer)
President-Elect Barack Obama addresses Delaware before departing for Baltimore and then Washington, D.C. 1/17/09 watch(requires RealPlayer)
This week President Obama gave his first address to Congress and submitted his first budget. We discuss the response of politicians, policy analysts, and the American people to the plans the Administration is proposing. Our guests are ROSS BAKER, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University where he studies Congress, national politics, and The White House and DANTE SCALA, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire where he studies American government and presidential campaigns and politics.
Analysis of last night's address by President Obama to the joint session of Congress about the economy. Our guests are DAVID DRUCKER, Staff Writer for Roll Call, The Newspaper for Capitol Hill and ANNE VORCE, Policy Director of New America Foundation's Fiscal Policy Program and Director of the Fiscal Road Map Project for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.