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All Things Considered
Monday, August 27, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Tom HeffelfingerHeffelfinger has mixed emotions on Gonzales resignation
    Former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Tom Heffelfinger, who wound up on a list of U.S. attorneys considered for dismissal, said Monday the Justice Department will remain in turmoil after Gonzales' departure because of the vacancy.5:15 p.m.
  • Thompson at the fairFred Thompson, likely presidential candidate, makes Minnesota stop
    The Tennessee Republican told several supporters that he will make his announce his plans soon. That's not soon enough for those in the Democratic Party who say Thompson is using a loophole in campaign finance laws by raising money without being held accountable as an official candidate.5:23 p.m.
  • No special session, she saysWho'll pay for flood damage in SE Minnesota?
    While Gov. Pawlenty and legislative leaders are negotiating an agenda for a special legislative session in September, Molnau said Monday she's not sure that state action is needed immediately -- because federal disaster aid is already on the way.5:46 p.m.
  • Poverty and wealth'Triangle of Need' -- beautiful and agonizing
    Nigerian e-mail scams, figure skating, and a Neanderthal language all play a part in a new work at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The complex video installation is called "Triangle of Need."5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gonzales Was Under Fire from Democrats, GOP Alike
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who announced his resignation Monday, had been under withering criticism by Democrats and Republicans who were outraged that he withheld details of the firings of U.S. attorneys last year. They also said the Justice Department had become politicized under Gonzales.
  • Potential Gonzales Successors Face Tough Congress
    When President Bush names his choice to follow Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, the focus will shift to the confirmation process. Members of Congress are expected to give the nominee a tough time.
  • 'Times,' 'Post' Columnists on Gonzales Resignation
    For more on Attorney General Albert Gonzales' resignation, Robert Siegel talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne, a columnist with The Washington Post, and David Brooks, a columnist with The New York Times.
  • Columnists on Gonzales, Continued
    Robert Siegel continues his conversation with political commentators E.J. Dionne and David Brooks about the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
  • Cuban Child Custody Trial Resembles Elian Fiasco
    A child custody trial begins Monday in Miami that threatens to become a repeat of the Elian Gonzalez case. A farmer from Cuba is trying to get his 5-year-old daughter returned to him there. Her mother brought her to the U.S. but was declared incompetent after trying to commit suicide.
  • Swiss Town Guards Itself Against Climate Hazard
    In Switzerland, one town saw global warming coming and built a dam to stop it. The Swiss resort of Pontresina, near the Italian border, is 5,900 feet above sea level, which is on the high end — even in Switzerland. But higher still, right above the town, is a mass of warming permafrost.
  • Microsoft Banks on 'Halo 3' to Boost XBOX Sales
    Halo 3 is one of the most-anticipated video games of the year. It's exclusively for Microsoft's XBOX 360 console, and it's aimed squarely at hardcore gamers, but Microsoft and its competitors — Sony and Nintendo — are also trying to appeal to younger kids and families.
  • 'Bionic Woman' Remake Reflects Cultural Shifts
    This fall, one of the promising new TV shows is a remake of The Bionic Woman. The developer of the new series says the role of women in society has changed since the original aired in the 1970s — and so has the message of The Bionic Woman.
  • Gonzales Resignation: The End of a Saga
    President Bush said Monday that Alberto Gonzales resigned because of unfair treatment in Washington, where he has been associated with controversies — from interrogation techniques to wiretapping to political pressure in the Justice Department.
  • Congress Will Continue Inquiry, Chairman Says
    Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys will continue. He also says he hopes President Bush will seek the advice of the Senate leadership before choosing his nominee for Alberto Gonzales' replacement.

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