Bachmann rumors pointed to decision to not run for re-election Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she won't run for re-election in the state's Sixth Congressional District. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News political editor Mike Mulcahy about Bachmann's move.6:25 a.m.
Bachmann opponent reacts to her decision to not run again Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she won't run for re-election in the state's Sixth Congressional District. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Bachmann's opponent from last November, Democrat Jim Graves. Graves has declared his intention to run again for the seat in 2014.7:20 a.m.
St. Croix bridge construction underway Community members joined local officials and members of Congress, many whom cited the bridge as one of the few signs of bipartisanship to come out of Washington in recent years.7:25 a.m.
Bachmann's move noteworthy in Washington After four terms in Congress, Republican Michelle Bachmann has decided not to run for re-election. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Washington correspondent Brett Neely about Bachmann's decision to only serve out her current term.8:25 a.m.
Target works to win loyalty of Hispanics Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the U.S. Large retailers like Target are working hard to win the loyalty and purchasing power of those more than 50 million consumers.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Syria's Civil War: The View From A Damascus Shrine
Syria's war has polarized the country. But as in many conflicts, a large portion of the population just wants to keep their heads down and stay out of harm's way. A visit to the Sayida Zeinab shrine offers a look into the complicated nature of the war.
Opposition In Syria Stalls Peace Talks Decision
Syria's fractious opposition is struggling to reach a consensus on peace talks with the Assad government, ahead of an international conference next month in Geneva engineered by the U.S. and Russia. Members have been arguing over who should hold the reins of power within the coalition.
Fox Disputes Justice Department's Stand On Subpoena
The Justice Department is at a standoff with Fox News over whether it informed the cable channel and its parent company News Corp. of a wide-ranging subpoena for a Fox reporter's phone records. Fox said it was taken by surprise. But the Justice Department said it told News Corp. by email, fax and certified letter of the subpoena — and told reporter James Rosen directly.
Pope Francis: Even Atheists Can Be Redeemed
After the popes comments, headlines proclaimed, "Even Atheists Can Go To Heaven." A Vatican spokesman quickly intervened and said this was not the case. Still, the remarks were in keeping with a pope who is emphasizing inclusiveness and wants to speak to a global audience that reaches far beyond the Catholic Church.
Redistricting Issue Heats Up In Texas
Texas Gov. Rick Perry called state lawmakers into a special session to deal with district maps used in the 2012 elections. A federal court had ordered new maps to better represent the growing Hispanic population.
Political Battles Still Dog Redistricting In California
Voters in the state took the job of drawing district lines out of the hands of legislators and instead created an independent commission. But the resulting maps still sparked legal challenges and charges of a tainted process.
Stats Show Home Prices Mark Big Gains
It's now clear that the housing sector has bounced back from its long downturn. In March, prices had the biggest year-over-year gain since early 2006.
Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back
Popular during the housing boom, flipping houses is when investors buy a house, fix it up and then resell it within six months. With an improving economy, investors are at it again. In parts of California, it's happening at some of the fastest rates in a decade.
White House Economic Adviser To Leave
Alan Krueger, the chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, says he will step down to return to Princeton to resume his post as a professor of economics. Krueger, who has served as CEA chairman for the past two years, will return to Princeton in time for the beginning of the fall term.