Audio: Michele Bachmann, in her own words Michele Bachmann's political life led from the Stillwater school board to Congress, a failed presidential bid and a narrow re-election to a fourth term. We've collected some audio clips of those moments.6:50 a.m.
Bachmann's options for her re-election war chest U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is no longer among the congressional candidates scrambling to raise money for the 2014 elections. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Hamline University School of Business Professor David Schultz about her campaign fundraising.7:25 a.m.
Mike McFadden steps up against Sen. Franken Minnesota business executive Mike McFadden announced today that he'll be a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014. He is the first GOP candidate to announce he will try to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen. Al Franken.8:40 a.m.
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Obama Expected To Select Next FBI Director
President Obama is expected to name former Justice Department official James Comey as the next director of the FBI, sources tell NPR. Comey is a Republican who has a reputation for bipartisanship and even-handedness.
Select Senators Stall Budget Process
For years, literally, congressional Republicans called on the Democratically controlled Senate to pass a budget. They marked the days, reaching more than a thousand before the Senate finally did pass a budget earlier this year. Now Democrats are borrowing a page from the playbook, counting the days since the Senate passed a budget and demanding a conference committee.
Breathing Easier: How Houston Is Working To Clean Up Its Air
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Years Of Combat Experience, And Just Turning 20
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Palestinian Girls Look For Ways To Protest, Without Stones
What's the most effective way to protest? Teenage Palestinian boys have a long tradition of throwing stones at, and getting arrested by, Israeli soldiers. Palestinian girls say they are no less patriotic, but most don't believe that stone throwing is the best way to achieve their goals.
Investors Approve Empire State Building IPO
The Empire State Building is going public. The landmark's owners approved a plan this week to offer shares of the building to Wall Street investors. The plan, however, was not without a fight.
Amazon Scraps TV Show Focus Groups
Amazon asked subscribers of its video-streaming service to do the jobs usually left to focus groups and executives. The company released 14 pilot TV shows, then looked at customer reviews and view counts. Amazon announced five pilots have been approved for a full season.