RNC revelers turn parties into charities The "after hours" scene at the Republican National Convention has taken on a charitable focus. Organizers of a number of events and private parties transformed the gatherings into fundraisers for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.6:54 a.m.
Politics returns to Republican convention Day two of the Republican National Convention gets underway in St. Paul today with speeches by Senator Fred Thompson, independent Senator Joe Lieberman and President Bush via satellite.7:16 a.m.
Ron Paul supporters convene in Minneapolis The big political show is over at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul with the Republican convention, but there's another political gathering in Minneapolis at the Target Center.7:45 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.7:53 a.m.
Future Tense with Jon Gordon Citizen journalists and new Internet media are making their mark on the Republic National Convention in St. Paul.8:20 a.m.
Bloggers taking part in covering RNC Bloggers are taking a larger role in covering this year's political conventions. But that doesn't necessarily mean their jobs are easy.8:24 a.m.
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Evacuees Prepare To Return As Gustav Passes
Gustav is no longer a hurricane, but that doesn't mean all is well yet for residents of the Gulf Coast. Millions are still far from home in shelters across the region. One such shelter is a gymnasium in Shreveport, La., that has become home to about 800 people.
McCain Fundraising Surges After Palin Named VP
Sarah Palin was thought to be a pick of potentially high risk and high reward when she was named John McCain's running mate. So far, the reward has been that she has galvanized the base and boosted the campaign's fundraising. But the potential risks of a largely unknown candidate also were on display Monday.
Obama Changes Labor Day Plans As Gustav Hits
Hurricane Gustav sent Gulf Coast residents, as well as the presidential candidates, scrambling this week. The first day of the GOP convention was muted and largely procedural. And Democrat Barack Obama altered his course as well as his tone on a day when candidates usually make a point to visit a big city with a lot of union jobs.
Thai Protests Prompt Declaration Of Emergency
The prime minister of Thailand declared a state of emergency Tuesday in the capital, Bangkok. For a week, thousands of anti-government protesters have camped on the grounds of the prime minister's office and have refused to move until he resigns.
GOP's Challenges Mount In Congressional Elections
Republicans are looking to John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, to lead the party to victory not only in the presidential race, but in Congressional races, too. But the Democratic Congressional Committee has raised millions more in campaign funds than its Republican counterpart, and 33 Republican seats will be up for grabs.
GOP Wants To Turn Minnesota Red With RNC
Although the upper Midwest arguably was the birthplace of the Republican Party, Minnesota has not favored the GOP in a presidential election since 1976. But with an influx of newcomers and a popular Republican governor, the party is hopeful that the convention can woo voters.
Korean Bank In Talks With Lehman Brothers
A government bank in Korea confirmed Tuesday that it's in talks with Lehman Brothers about the possibility of buying a stake in the Wall Street securities firm. Lehman has been hit hard by the mortgage crisis and is under pressure to boost its finances. Officials at the Korea Development Bank won't say how much they might invest. One media report said it could be as much as $6 billion.
Google Launches 'Chrome' Free Web Browser
Details leaked out early about Google's first Web browser, which the company is releasing Tuesday in 100 countries. The browser, called Chrome, is expected to challenge the dominance of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.