Franken outlines stimulus package Al Franken used a Labor Day picnic in Duluth to launch a proposal for a multi-billion dollar stimulus package. The money would be spent on infrastructure and railroads.5:27 p.m.
What's Norm Coleman doing? Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman is defending fellow GOP lawmakers who are skipping the Republican National Convention because they're busy with re-election campaigns.6:25 p.m.
Gustav Hits La. Coast
The center of Hurricane Gustav crashed ashore near Cocodrie, La., some 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, Monday morning. New Orleans was spared a direct hit from the 110-mile-an-hour winds.
Evacuees React To Gustav
The storm wasn't strong enough for families to call their children inside in Lafayette, La. We meet a group of evacuees, who say they are glad they fled — even if traveling with pets has proved problematic.
Gustav, Pregnancy Shape RNC
The first day of the Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities has been scaled back due to Hurricane Gustav. News also broke early in the day that Gov. Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. McCain-Palin campaign communications director Jill Hazelbaker discusses the hurricane and gossip storm.
How Virginia Became A Battleground State
For decades Virginia has voted for the Republican presidential ticket, but this year voting patterns are less clear. Robert Siegel speaks with delegates at a welcoming party for Virginians at the Republican National Convention.
Dear Container Store, I Almost Loved You
After a visit to the The Container Store's flagship location in Dallas, a suburbanite flirts with the idea of putting her house in order. She wants to believe in the possibilities, but then she realizes she and organization are not meant to be.
Gov. Palin Confirms Daughter's Pregnancy
Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin confirmed Monday that her daughter Bristol, 17, is pregnant. We explore reactions from Republicans as well as Democrats and examine the running mate vetting process.
Sen. Obama: Families Are Off Limits
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama spent Labor Day in the Detroit area. "Children are especially off limits," he told reporters, referring to news that GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
Riding Out The Storm In St. Bernard Parish
Ricky Robin weathersHurricane Gustav on his shrimp trawler, the Lil Rick, just as he did with Katrina. His wife has evacuated, but he is staying because "if I lose my boat, I lose my livelihood and the captain don't leave the ship," he says, just as a massive gust of wind shakes the boat.
S.F. Eyes Amends For 1950s Uprooting Of Blacks
Between 1950 and 1970, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency relocated thousands of primarily black-owned businesses and homes in the name of urban renewal. Now, city officials are considering a plan to pay "reparations" to displaced individuals or their descendants by giving them top priority in the lottery for affordable housing units.
A French Marionette Tradition
A French summertime tradition for young children is a visit to a marionette theatre to watch the antics of a character named Guignol. Guignol always manages to outwit the thief with the help of children in the audience.