Judges in Iowa lose seats over same-sex marriage ruling In Iowa, a campaign to recall three Supreme Court justices was a successful one in last week's election. All three voted in 2009 -- along with the entire Iowa Supreme Court -- in favor of legalized same-sex marriage in the state.4:49 p.m.
Dayton, Emmer stake out positions on recount Republican Tom Emmer says he hasn't made a decision about whether he'll file a legal challenge, if he can't find enough votes to overcome Democrat Mark Dayton in the race for governor. Dayton is confident he will be delcared the winner, and discouraged those involved from dragging out the process.5:20 p.m.
For Indonesians, Obama's Visit Is Long Overdue
President Obama arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday, the second stop on a tour of Asia. He marveled at the changes that Jakarta has undergone in the 40 years since he lived there as a schoolboy. The president got a welcome that was warmer and more emotional than another U.S. president might expect to receive, but cooler than if he had come at the height of his popularity, and without canceling two previous visits.
Criticisms Await Obama At G-20 Summit
President Obama's Asia trip takes him to South Korea at the end of this week, for a G-20 summit. Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies will talk about the state of economic recovery, economic imbalances, and about how monetary and trade policies might improve things. For more on the Seoul summit, Robert Siegel talks to Ken Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard University and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
Attacks On Journalists Spark Concern In Russia
A series of brutal attacks on journalists in Russia has sparked both local and international concern. A political reporter for a national newspaper was beaten in Moscow over the weekend, and is now in a coma in a hospital; and a second reporter, this time working for a suburban newspaper, was badly beaten up on Monday. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for those responsible to be exposed and punished; while the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it was time the Russian authorities took action to stop the attacks.
Anti-Nuclear Sentiment Swells In Germany
A shipment of nuclear waste was delivered Tuesday to a storage site in northern Germany amid anti-nuclear protests. Growing opposition to a plan to extend the life span of Germany's 17 nuclear power plants has enlivened the resurgent anti-nuclear movement.
GOP House Takeover Has Some In Europe Worried
Now that the dust has settled after the U.S. midterm elections, European nations are wondering what it all means for them. Although last week's Republican success is not expected to provoke a sudden shift in President Obama's foreign policy, analysts say there are concerns that congressional opposition will affect specific issues -- among them Afghanistan, the Middle East and the START nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.
'Guy And Madeline': A New Wave Spin On The Musical
Critics have hailed Guy and Madeline Sitting on a Park Benchas a blend of 1930s Hollywood musical and 1960s French New Wave. The film was singled out as one of the 10 best movies not to make it to theaters in 2009, but that's all changed with its recent New York opening.
In House, Both Parties Do A Leadership Dance
With more than 80 new members on the way, the GOP has pledged to create two new positions within the party specifically for incoming freshmen. In the meantime, the Democrats are trying to figure out how to adapt their leadership from the majority's four official positions to the minority's three.
An Exit Interview With Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with outgoing U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman, a Delaware Democrat, who was appointed to Joe Biden's seat when Biden was elected vice president. Kaufman's 22-month term in office will end next Monday when Chris Coons is sworn in.