Bachmann, Pawlenty are two sides of the conservative coin As the former Minnesota governor and current 6th District congresswoman take the stage for tonight's CNN debate, the two will have to take different routes to the nomination: Pawlenty wooing traditional Republicans while Bachmann firing up the grassroots.7:20 a.m.
Shutdown raises questions that have few answers right now Unless DFL Governor Mark Dayton and the Republican leadership in the legislature can agree on a compromise budget, the state government will shutdown in 18 days. We still don't know what the full impact of that shutdown would be.7:25 a.m.
Is Obama's Bet On Green Jobs Risky?
The administration is wagering that green technologies will create the jobs of the future. But despite reason for optimism, critics doubt whether the White House or anyone can see into the future with confidence, or prevent such jobs from going overseas.
GOP Candidates Hope N.H. Debate Sets Them Apart
The Republican presidential contenders gather in New Hampshire Monday evening for a debate. Their immediate goal will be to step out of the crowd as the most credible alternative to Mitt Romney — the front-runner in the state at this early stage.
When A Gay Judge Rules On Gay Rights
Opponents of gay marriage are challenging notions of judicial neutrality in a San Francisco courtroom on Monday. They're arguing that a federal judge who struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage last year was biased because he's in a same-sex relationship.
Berlusconi Waits For Outcome Of Referendums
Italians began voting over the weekend in referendums that could further hurt Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. He is still smarting from last month's big losses in local elections.
Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life
Surgeons have long searched for an artificial heart that won't break down or cause clots or infections. A Texas team thinks the answer may rest in a device that relies on simple whirling rotors to create a continuous flow of blood — which means living with no pulse. This past spring, the device got its first test in a patient.
All Pumped Up: Can Stem Cells Fix Human Hearts?
Regenerating functioning heart cells has been a goal of medicine for more than a century. There are stem cells in our hearts that regenerate heart tissue — they just do it at a glacial pace, not nearly fast enough to make repairs in the event of an injury. Now, scientists are trying to juice up those cells so they can repair damage caused by heart attacks.
Examining The Process Of An Initial Public Offering
Initial public offerings have been in the news a lot recently. Some of the offerings have been by hot Internet social media companies. Steve Inskeep talks to financial writer Andy Kessler about the IPOs.
Feline Historical Museum Opens In Ohio
The doors of the new Feline Historical Museum opened this weekend in Alliance, Ohio. It's run by the Cat Fanciers' Association, which is relocating to Alliance from New Jersey after getting a $500,000 loan from the Ohio town. The non-profit is the world's largest registry of pedigreed breeds.