Politico analyzes Bachmann's influence on GOP It's been a big week for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. The potential GOP candidate visited Iowa a week ago to meet supporters, and delivered the tea party response to the president's State of the Union address. A reporter from Politico talked with MPR's Tom Crann about how Bachmann is being received by others in her party.4:53 p.m.
MnSCU closes in on chancellor finalists Just two months after the University of Minnesota hired its next president, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is set to go through the same process. By the middle of next week, MnSCU's board of trustees is expected to hire a new chancellor.5:24 p.m.
Mpls. Mississippi River design competition down to wire A jury met Friday afternoon to select a winning team in the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition. The winner will create a new vision for the riverfront stretching from the Stone Arch Bridge to the northern boundary of the city.5:54 p.m.
NASA Prepares For Risks In Private Space Travel
With the space shuttle program on its final flights, NASA may soon turn to private companies to build and transport astronauts and equipment to space. But if a deadly accident happens, who's ultimately responsible, and how will the public respond?
How Will Egypt's Mubarak React To Calls For Reform?
How will Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak respond to calls for reform — or, for that matter, to the demands of protesters that he step down? For some answers, host Melissa Block speaks to Daniel Kurtzer, a former U.S. ambassador to both Egypt and Israel, who knows Mubarak well and met with him dozens of times.
Week In Politics: Unrest In Egypt
For more on the unrest in Egypt and what it will mean for the U.S. and the Obama administration, host Michele Norris speaks to our political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution; and Linda Chavez, chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity and a veteran of the Reagan White House.
NASA Ceremony Marks 25th Challenger Anniversary
The 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster was marked by a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida attended by hundreds. Among those speaking at the event was the widow of the shuttle's commander.
Tea Party Firebrand Backs Hard Choices At Town Hall
Rep. Allen West, a freshman Republican from Florida, held his first town meeting this week. The well-attended event had the feeling of a victory party, though the crowd was largely silent when West called for slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security spending.
In Tucson's 'Silent Chaos,' Rare Medic Kits Were Key
First responders at the Arizona shootings had an unusual tool: a fanny-pack-sized collection of first-aid materials based on gear used to save soldiers. The Infantry First Aid Kit includes $99 worth of items, including combat gauze, a tourniquet and an elaborate wrap originally called an "Israeli bandage."
Egypt And Romania: Comparing Revolutions
Commentator Andrei Codrescu watches the street protests in Arab nations with a memory of what happened in 1989 in his native Romania and surrounding countries as they threw off communism. He sees the vast differences more than direct comparisons.
'4 Pounds Of Fury': Baby Cheetah Gets A Foster Mom
Researchers at Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., are using an unusual method to raise baby cheetahs: cross-fostering. That means that even though they're not siblings, the baby cheetahs are being raised by the same mother. The scientists are researching cheetahs in captivity so they can save the wild species.