All Things Considered
All Things Considered
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Tim Walz heads out for breakfastWalz goes from the classroom to Congress
    Democrat Tim Walz spent his first day as 1st District congressman-elect with family and supporters in Mankato. Walz beat six-term Republican Gil Gutknecht in Tuesday's election.4:44 p.m.
  • A student's report card on Tim Walz
    Student Sam Hurd lives in North Mankato.He's a senior at Mankato West High School, where he took a geography class with the congressman elect. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks to Hurd about what kind of teacher Tim Walz was.4:47 p.m.
  • Kathryn PearsonA look at the new Minnesota congressional delegation
    All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks about the delegation with Kathryn Pearson, assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.4:50 p.m.
  • Coleman reacts to sacking of Rumsfeld
    Former CIA director Robert Gates has been tapped to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense. President Bush said Gates will offer a "fresh perspective" in leading the Pentagon. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks about Rumsfeld's resignation with Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.5:20 p.m.
  • ConcessionWhat happened to Mike Hatch?
    A Democratic wave sweeps Republicans out of power on Capitol Hill, a DFL Senate candidate obliterates her opposition, and the DFL rolls to a majority in the Minnesota House. Why wasn't Mike Hatch included in the pro-Democrat wave?5:23 p.m.
  • The Class of 2006Education, health care, property tax to dominate Minnesota Legislature
    Flush with their new majority in the House, DFLers say they will reach out early to Republican collegues and Gov. Tim Pawlenty to try and ensure a productive legislative session.5:46 p.m.
  • St. Paul elementary school classroomSchool districts tally referendum results
    School districts asking for more money from residents didn't fare well last night. Operating levy referendums passed in only 29 school districts but 69 districts were looking to increase taxes to generate more money.5:50 p.m.
  • Bruce CarlsonSchubert Club after Bruce Carlson
    The Schubert Club is preparing to look for a successor to the organization's longtime leader. Bruce Carlson died this past summer and he won't be easy to replace.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rumsfeld Resigns; Bush Picks Gates for Defense
    President Bush announces the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at a White House news conference. In a later media session, Bush and Rumsfeld shared a podium with Rumsfeld's successor, former CIA chief Robert Gates. Melissa Block talks with NPR's John Hendren.
  • Democrat Tester Wins Montana Senate Seat
    Democrat Jon Tester claims victory in his closely fought Montana Senate race with incumbent Conrad Burns. With only a couple thousand votes separating the two candidates, a recount is possible, but no Republicans have announced plans to contest the outcome. Burns has had no comment on the tally.
  • Allen Hasn't Conceded Race; Senate in Balance
    The Virginia Senate race remains undecided, and it will likely determine whether Democrats take control of the Senate. Democrat Jim Webb holds a lead of more than 7,000 votes, but Republican incumbent George Allen has refused to concede.
  • Voters Send Messages on Iraq, Ethics Scandals
    What message was sent by the electorate in Tuesday's midterm election? To get a sense of things, we talk to voters in Evansville, Ind., Nashville, Tenn., and St. Paul, Minn.
  • Washington in Flux: Rumsfeld, Midterms, Democrats
    Michele Norris and Melissa Block talk with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Rumsfeld's resignation, Tuesday's election and the Democrats' plans.
  • Emanuel on the Democrats' Gains in Congress
    Michele Norris talks with Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Emmanuel was instrumental in the Democrats' winning strategy for regaining control of the House of Representatives.
  • Republicans Face Need for New Strategy in 2007
    Melissa Block talks with Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign, about the Republican loss of the House, what lessons the party is taking from the 2006 midterm election, and how President Bush might have to adjust his agenda to work with the new Congress.
  • Rejecting a President's Leadership, Locally
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that Tuesday's Democratic election victories represent a repudiation of the leadership of President Bush.
  • Measuring the Drapes in Season of Electoral Change
    A couple weeks ago, President Bush said the Democrats were overconfident about an election victory, saying they were already "measuring the drapes." But the day after midterm elections, the president said he's ready to offer Nancy Pelosi, the expected Speaker of the House, the name of a good Republican interior decorator.
  • Israeli Gaza Attack Kills 18, Including Children
    Israeli artillery fire kills 18 Palestinians, including at least 7 children, in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday. The shelling came hours after Israeli forces ended a ground offensive in the area. Israeli officials voiced regret for the civilian casualties, saying the artillery fire was aimed at rocket launchers. Hamas and other Palestinian groups vow revenge.

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