Vikings, Packers bloggers weigh in on Favre saga With the announcement that Brett Favre will join the Minnesota Vikings, this a big day for football fans in our region. Tom Crann talked with two of those fans, one in Minnesota and the other in Wisconsin.5:23 p.m.
Conservative Columnist Robert Novak Dies At 78
Influential conservative columnist Robert Novak, who covered Washington politics for a half-century, died Tuesday morning after suffering from brain cancer. Few Washington journalists had a tougher public reputation than Novak.
Search For Green Power On And Off Of The Grid
Hundreds of utilities around the U.S. — and a growing number of companies — are offering customers a chance to buy green power. Businesses use them to promote their environmental consciousness. But where does the power come from?
Backers, Critics Battle Over Health Care Public Option
Liberal Democrats are making public their displeasure over the Obama administration's apparent willingness to abandon a public option for health care. One congressman says he might vote against a measure that doesn't include one; but a lobby group for insurance companies says it opposes a government-run plan.
Summer Song Favorites: 'I Get Around'
John Sebastian is probably best known for founding The Lovin' Spoonful. And who better to talk about summertime music than the voice behind "Summer In The City"? He dishes on his favorite tune for the season: The Beach Boys' "I Get Around."
'The Maiden Heist,' A Comic Tragedy In Three Reels
It's an indie film about art-loving museum guards who steal the work they're supposed to be protecting, and it stars three iconic actors: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy. So why aren't you likely to see it anytime soon?
For California Dancemaker, It's All Step By Step
It's not easy to keep a small dance troupe going, but Oakland-based choreographer Randee Paufve is managing to do it. She teaches dance, writes grants and chases individual donors. Soon, though, her formula will be changing — in a big way.
Texas Judge Being Tried For Death-Row Appeal
A disciplinary trial could end the career of Texas Court of Appeals Judge Sharon Keller who refused to keep her court open past 5 p.m. for a last-minute appeal by a death row inmate. The inmate was executed hours later. Chuck Lindell, a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman who is covering the trial, offers his insight.
Nats Sign No. 1 Draft Choice
The Washington Nationals had the league's worst record last year, but that gave them a shot at the No. 1 draft choice. The team signed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Monday to a 4-year, $15 million contract, the largest contract ever given to a player coming out of the draft. Thomas Boswell, a Washington Post sports columnist, offers his insight.
Sotomayor Votes In Death Row Case
Justice Sonia Sotomayor made what looks like her first public decision as a Supreme Court judge. She voted unsuccessfully with the court's liberal bloc to stop the execution of an Ohio death row inmate.