Jam Line: Remembering a Twin Cities teen phenomenon Long before the Internet, Jam Line was a jarring cacophony of sounds and voices. Young teens met up with strangers. Parents were clueless about how their kids spent time behind closed doors. Most people lied about their ages.4:50 p.m.
Rep. Peterson not too concerned about fiscal cliff deadline U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a DFLer who represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District in western Minnesota, said it won't be catastrophic if Congress fails to meet the January 1, 2013 deadline to pass a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.5:20 p.m.
Head Of Military Police Defects To Syrian Opposition
Twenty Syrian civilians were killed in an army attack in the northeast on Wednesday. The latest bloodshed came as the general in charge of Syria's military police force announced his defection to the rebels.
Syria's War Leaves Its Scars On The Children
Many Syrian children have lost family members and are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Even those who have fled into neighboring Turkey have not been able to leave the trauma behind.
Wedge Divides Old Guard And New At Tea Party Group
FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that coordinates Tea Party activists nationwide, underwent a dramatic leadership battle behind the scenes just ahead of November's election. Robert Siegel talks with David Corn, who wrote about the feud for Mother Jones.
Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown
In 2007, Prince William County, Va., voted to step up police checks aimed at driving out illegal immigrants. The move sparked local outcry and national attention, but five years on, supporters and opponents differ on whether the policy has been a success.
Airlines Fear Pilot Shortage Amid New Federal Safety Rules
A new federal regulation will require commercial pilots to get roughly triple the number of flight training hours many airlines require today before they can be hired. Some airlines — especially the smaller ones — worry this will result in a pilot deficit.
Legalized Pot Creates Quandary For Adults In Wash.
Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, parents and drug counselors face the quandary of what to tell kids about the drug. Counselors, especially, say their job is harder now because of the example of adults who are openly and legally indulging in a substance that, just a few weeks ago, could still be dismissed as illegal.
'Hyde Park': An FDR Portrait That's More Fiction Than Fact Hyde Park on Hudson tells the story of a love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. Historian Geoffrey Ward evaluates the accuracy of the new film and finds it lacking. "It's a very odd film," he says.