Minn. Democrats torn over medical device tax A bill sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen to eliminate a planned tax on medical devices has put Democrats on the state's congressional delegation in a bind.7:20 a.m.
A mismatched Senate race for Klobuchar and Bills Over the weekend Minnesota Democrats endorsed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's bid for re-election. Klobuchar is one of the most popular senators in the country, and despite Republican claims she's vulnerable, political analysts agree she's a virtual shoo-in for re-election.7:25 a.m.
Wis. recall 'just a question of how many people vote' Months of campaigning to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker comes to an end today, as voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to unseat a mid-term governor for the third time in the nation's history.8:25 a.m.
Bill Clinton Campaigns As Obama's No. 1 Surrogate
Former President Clinton and President Obama had a famously rocky relationship. But the days when Clinton tried to help his wife, now secretary of state, defeat Obama in the 2008 primaries are ancient history. Now, for better or worse, Clinton is Obama's highest-profile advocate.
Analysts Try To Define Romney's Foreign Policy
Now that Mitt Romney is lined up to capture the GOP presidential nomination, his policies are coming under closer scrutiny. When it comes to the foreign policy arena, analysts say the Republican candidate needs to better define himself, and show that he has better strategies than President Obama.
EU Tries Keep Eurozone From Going Down The Tubes
The European Central Bank holds a meeting this week as analysts warn of tough consequences if the euro crisis isn't brought under control. Billionaire investor George Soros goes further saying the euro crisis could bring down the entire European Union.
River Pageant Pays Tribute To Queen's Jubilee
Britons are halfway through a four-day holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. On Sunday, the queen led a flotilla of a thousand boats on the Thames — described as the largest such river pageant in more than 300 years.
Summer Science: How To Build A Campfire
Summer living is supposed to be easy — school is out, the days are long, the traffic eases. But it's not all diving boards and lemonade: Summer can throw us some curveballs, too. NPR kicks off its Summer Science series with tips from a fire scientist on how to build the perfect campfire.
U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific
With its step-by-step return to Asia, the U.S. is looking for ways to send a message to China without picking a fight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting the region, emphasizing that the U.S. is back but with a much lighter touch. In Vietnam, he's hoping to build stronger defense ties.
What's Different About The Brains Of People With Autism?
There's growing evidence that the difference involves the fibers that carry information from one part of the brain to another. Brain scans of people with autism show a lack of synchrony between different areas of the brain.
Spain's Jobless Claims Fall For 2nd Month In A Row
Spain's labor ministry announced Monday the number of people who registered for unemployment benefits fell by more than 30,000 from the previous month. Analysts say seasonal hiring accounts for the decrease as companies increase hiring in preparation for the summer tourism season.
Employers: Qualified Workers Aren't In Jobs Pool
With the latest unemployment figures released on Friday, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the complexities of the jobless situation. It's not just a lack of jobs. Many companies complain they can't find enough skilled workers to fill the positions — but are companies part of the problem?
After A Decade, LeMay Car Museum Opens In Tacoma
The country's newest and largest automobile museum opened in Tacoma, Wash., over the weekend. The LeMay America's Car Museum takes up 165,000 square feet in a four-story building. Harold LeMay was a self-made millionaire who owned more than 3,000 vehicles.