90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Monday, October 8, 2012

Romney Sharpens Criticism Of Obama Foreign Policy

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, met Israel's President Shimon Peres at the President's residence in Jerusalem in July 2012. (AP)

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, met Israel’s President Shimon Peres at the President’s residence in Jerusalem in July 2012. (AP)

In a speech today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney argued for a “change in course” in U.S. foreign policy, stating in reference to President Obama’s current policies in the Middle East that “hope is not a strategy.”

Romney said that under President Obama, the risk of conflict in the Middle East has grown.

The Obama campaign is dismissing Romney’s remarks, saying he’s is trying to rewrite his record of past blunders.

Meantime, a poll out today shows Romney with a small but significant bounce in the polls from last week’s debate, gaining several points to pull even with Obama in the three days after the televised match-up.

The candidates’ vice presidential picks Paul Ryan and Joe Biden will square off this Thursday in their first and only debate.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 29 5 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29 26 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29 7 Comments

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

September 26 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now's Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you've never heard of: Jonny Miller.