Stillwater bridge vote stalled by inaction in Congress Efforts to authorize a replacement for the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River are running out of time in Congress. Bills in the U.S. House and the Senate, sponsored by Minnesota lawmakers, have not been scheduled for votes before the end of the current session of Congress.4:54 p.m.
Minn. GOP left shaky after Sen. Koch steps down Amy Koch's abrupt resignation as majority leader had already thrown Senate Republicans for a loop - now the Minnesota GOP must deal with the scandal as an election year approaches.5:20 p.m.
Week In Politics: Economy, GOP Primary
Lynn Neary speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the economy and the GOP primary race.
McQueary Testifies At Sandusky Hearing
Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case Friday. McQueary has said he witnessed Sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a Penn State shower. For more, Melissa Block talks to NPR's Jeff Brady.
Manning's Attorney Challenges Presiding Officer
Pfc. Bradley Manning had his first legal proceeding Friday since being arrested in 2010 on charges of leaking classified information on the Internet. The hearing was held at Fort Meade in Maryland, where Manning's attorney immediately challenged the impartiality of the officer conducting the proceeding. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson.
As The Iraq War Ends, Reassessing The U.S. Surge
When 30,000 additional U.S. troops entered Iraq in 2007, the tide of the war turned. The surge was widely credited — but was it the only cause, or even the main one? Some argue that Iraq's Sunnis had already decided to work with the U.S. rather than fight against it, and that this changed the course of the war.
Why Airlines Keep Going Bankrupt
The industry underwent a massive change 30 years ago. Since then, airlines have lost some $60 billion. Some are still trying to adapt.
Marshmallows From Scratch: A Simple, Sticky How-To
In Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, Jennifer Reese tries her recipes for foods that you might never think to make at home. She walks NPR's Melissa Block through make-your-own marshmallows. Turns out, it's not so hard.
SEC Charges Ex-Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac CEOs
The mortgage giants had to be taken over by the government in 2008 and then propped up by taxpayers. In a lawsuit, the SEC accused the officials of misleading investors about the firms' exposure to subprime mortgages.