- Pawlenty exits, Bachmann rises
Tim Pawlenty's bid for president is over after a third place showing in the Iowa Straw Poll. What impact will his decision have on Michele Bachmann and the GOP race?9:06 a.m.
Mark Zdechlik: MPR News Political Reporter.
Lara Brown: Assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She is the author of "Jockeying for the American Presidency." She joins us by phone from Philadelphia.
- The unemployed under fire
Millions of Americans are looking for work, and some 400,000 apply for unemployment benefits each week. Thousands more have exhausted all their jobless benefits. So when some companies posted open jobs, and stated the unemployed need not apply, a firestorm erupted. Now Congress is getting involved.9:20 a.m.
Arthur Delaney: Huffington Post reporter
Judy Conti: Federal Advocacy Coordinator at the National Employment Law Project
Marci Alboher: Vice President at Civic Ventures, former NY Times "Shifting Careers" blogger and author of "One Person/Multiple Careers"
- Silver carp and invasive species in Minnesota
Environmental testing has found that a species of the invasive Asian carp likely is present in the St. Croix River, as far north as St. Croix Falls, Wis. How will this affect Minnesota waterways, and what are the next steps in controlling the spread of this invasive species?10:06 a.m.
Duane C. Chapman: Asian carp expert with the US Geological Survey and Research Fish Biologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.
Luke Skinner: Supervisor of the Invasive Species Program at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
- Midwest barnstorming: President Obama's goals
President Obama lands in Minnesota today at the start of a three-day bus tour of the Midwest. Obama says he hopes to reconnect with voters in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois; what are the motivations behind this bus ride through the heartland?10:40 a.m.
Abby Phillip: White House Reporter for Politico.
Carol Leffingwell: Cannon Falls business owner
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