How will Sen. Tim Johnson's illness affect Congress? Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., was in critical condition but was recovering without complications Thursday morning, following emergency brain surgery. If Johnson were to give up his Senate seat, South Dakota's Republican governor would appoint a replacement, which could swing control of the U.S. Senate.11:06 a.m.
Steven Smith: Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Minnesota National Guard and the war in Iraq There are three funerals this week for Minnesota National Guard soldiers, and 600 troops from the Minnesota Air National Guard are headed to Iraq next month. The adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard talks about how the war is affecting the troops.12:06 p.m.
Larry Shellito: Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard.