Business groups like Pawlenty's tax cut plans Gov. Pawlenty touted his budget plan today to one of the few groups that may be pleased with it -- the business community. As some groups complain about cuts to health care, aid to local government and higher education, the business community is cheering proposed tax cuts.5:24 p.m.
Blogger hits big with musings on 'White People' Christian Lander makes people uncomfortable -- and makes them laugh. Lander, a native of Canada, is an Internet sensation for his satirical writings on his sblog, "Stuff White People Like."6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Gitmo's 'Dangerous Detainees' Pose Vexing Problem
When the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is closed, some of its detainees may be moved to other countries; others will be prosecuted. But some cases are more problematic; there about 100 detainees whom the Pentagon says are too dangerous to free, yet they can't be tried for a lack of evidence.
Can Gitmo's Jihadists Be Rehabilitated?
How effective are rehabilitation programs for captured jihadists? Gregory Johnsen of Princeton, editor of the forthcoming book Islam and Insurgency in Yemen, offers his thoughts as the Obama administration prepares to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.
DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces, Emotions
A video developed by British researchers uses human faces on vehicles to help teach children with autism how to recognize the emotions behind facial expressions. A study found that children who watched for at least 15 minutes a day for a month became more adept.
Gore On Hill To Discuss Climate Change
Former Vice President Al Gore visits the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to emphasize the importance of U.S. leadership on the issue of climate change.
Obama Chuckles At D.C. 'Snow Day'
President Obama took a moment Wednesday to comment on how the nation's capital handles bad weather. He joked about bringing "flinty Chicago toughness" to Washington, D.C.
Home Prices Hit Calif. County's Tax Base
Gus Kramer, a tax assessor outside San Francisco, says 76 percent of homes in Contra Costa County are now worth less than the owners paid for them. And that means the county's tax base is shrinking fast.
Credit Crunch Hits Commercial Real Estate
Declining demand and the oversupply of office space suggest this will be a tough year for commercial real estate. Add to this a dearth of credit, and many are urging Congress to use some of the TARP money to help restart commercial real estate securities.
Bill Aims To Subsidize Health Care For Laid-Off
COBRA policy requires that laid-off workers be allowed to continue their health care, but paying the full premium can be prohibitively expensive. The stimulus bill proposes a 65 percent subsidy for COBRA premiums for workers laid off as long ago as September 2008.
To London With Only 'The Clothes On Their Backs'
A new book explores the immigrant experience of Eastern Europeans in London. Linda Grant delves into the world of the Hungarian refugee community in her acclaimed new novel, The Clothes on Their Backs.