Bachmann urges conservatives to unite against Democrats Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference with a fiery speech Thursday morning that was heavy on criticism of President Obama and congressional Democrats. She urged conservatives to work together to defeat Obama in 2012.5:21 p.m.
Winner named in Mpls. riverfront design competition Organizers announced Thursday that a jury has picked TLS/KVA, a team comprised of architecture and design firms from Boston and Berkeley, to come up with a new vision for 5.5 miles of the Mississippi riverfront north of downtown.5:49 p.m.
The Cube Critics talk movies MPR's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and film buff Euan Kerr sit in cubicles across from each other in the MPR newsroom.
When they banter back and forth, it's usually about movies, and it's usually quite interesting.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Mubarak Delivers Defiant, Confusing Speech
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak spoke to the nation Thursday. He said that he was transferring some power to his vice president, but reiterated that he would stay on until elections are held in September. Host Melissa Block speaks to NPR's Eric Westervelt for the latest.
A Look At The Day's Events In Egypt
Host Robert Siegel speaks to Michele Dunne, a member of the Working Group on Egypt and editor of the online journal Arab Reform Bulletin, about the day's events in Egypt.
In Tunisia, Some Say Lives Have Changed Radically
While it may take months — and even years — for Tunisia to build a functioning democracy after protests and the flight of the former president, many in the country say they felt the effects of freedom immediately.
First Lady Making Strides One Year Into 'Let's Move'
Since Michelle Obama launched the "Let's Move!" campaign to fight childhood obesity, she's negotiated with schools to put in salad bars and with Wal-Mart to reduce sugar, salt and fat in its foods. Obama tells NPR that fresh vegetables and fruit, and a little bit of dancing can help move the needle on the scale.
What Is Egyptian Military's Role Going Forward?
The Egyptian military convened a special session on Thursday. Hosni Mubarak, who usually chairs the session, was not present. In his place, Mohamed Tantawi, Egypt's defense minister and head of the military was leading the meeting. What is the military's role going forward? To find out, host Robert Siegel speaks to military analyst Robert Scales — a retired U.S. Army major general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College.
E-Mails Reveal Concerns About Olympic Luge Track
Newly released e-mails show leaders of the Vancouver Organizing Committee had discussed the speed and potential danger of the luge track ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Georgian slider Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, was killed after flying off the track during a training run hours before the opening of the games.
Protesters Gather For Mubarak Speech
Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square gathered Thursday for a speech from President Hosni Mubarak, in which he had been expected to step down. Host Melissa Block speaks to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro for the latest.