Pawlenty not done with politics just yet Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty jokes that he has a lot more time on his hands now that he's not running for president. Since he dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination in August, Pawlenty has been looking for work. He doubts he will make another run for president.5:20 p.m.
WNBA champion Lynx hold homecoming bash Thousands of people gathered Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis to cheer for the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, as players and coaches rode in open cars down Nicolett Mall and then hosted a celebration at the Target Center.5:24 p.m.
Richard Clarke Discusses Alleged Assassination Plot
For more context on the news that Iranian elements may have been plotting an assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Guy Raz talks with Richard Clarke. Clarke teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and he was a senior White House adviser to three presidents.
Listeria Outbreak: Why More Of Us Didn't Get Sick
It's likely that the number of people who ate cantaloupe contaminated with listeria far exceeds the number of illnesses and deaths reported so far. So why aren't more of us sick? When it comes to vulnerability to food-borne illness, factors like age, stomach acid and the common cold can all come into play.
Clarence Thomas' Influence On The Supreme Court
Twenty years ago, Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the narrowest margin in 100 years. He's the most conservative justice since the 1930s, and, in his passion for his own version of "original intent," he's willing to reverse whole lines of previous rulings. He's an enigmatic figure — silent at oral arguments, beloved by his law clerks and court employees. Most analysts say that his extreme views limit his influence on the court, except to set markers for where a future court could go. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
No Child Left Behind Waivers Worry Some Advocates
The White House is inviting states to apply for waivers from the No Child Left Behind law. The proposal would cut some slack to 85 percent of the nation's better schools. But advocates for minority and special education students fear their students will fall off the map.
Letters: Tim DeChristopher's River Trip
Robert Siegel and Guy Raz read emails from listeners about Alex Chadwick's story on Monday's program. Chadwick, a former NPR colleague, took a trip down the rapids of the Green and Colorado rivers with climate activist Tim DeChristopher. Chadwick was still grieving his late wife while DeChristopher was facing a prison sentence for disrupting an auction of government oil and gas leases. Listeners were moved by Chadwick's story, though some took issue with DeChristopher's attitude about his crime.
Jobs Bill Defeated Despite Presidential Push
Ever since President Obama proposed his $447 billion jobs bill in a joint address to Congress last month, he has been campaigning for it nonstop. But Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to kill the measure. Now Democrats hope to consider the proposals piece by piece.