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Friday, September 5, 2008

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  • The 7th Congressional DistrictRepublicans vie to challenge Collin Peterson
    On primary day, voters in Minnesota's 7th Congressional district choose a Republican candidate to challenge incumbent Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).6:50 a.m.
  • The weather guyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:53 a.m.
  • Confetti fallingMcCain's speech excites Minnesota GOP delegates
    Call it the home field advantage, but Minnesota's delegation to the Republican National Convention had prime seats to watch John McCain accept the party's nomination for president last night.7:14 a.m.
  • John McCain Accepts The Republican Party NominatioDelegates, party leaders praise Gov. Tim Pawlenty's speech
    Governor Tim Pawlenty took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night describing Senator John McCain as a strong and compassionate leader.7:18 a.m.
  • Riot PoliceFinal day protests end in an estimated 300 arrests
    A protest that started on the State Capitol lawn yesterday afternoon ended with an estimated 300 arrests, the most of any day during the Republican National Convention. The protesters had planned to march to the Xcel Center where the RNC held its final day of events.7:35 a.m.
  • Protest cameramanTwin Cities survive RNC and protests
    Protests were one of the biggest unknowns ahead of the Republican National Convention. As it turned out, there were hundreds of arrests and complaints by both demonstrators and police. MPR's Tim Nelson spent the last four days on both sides of the police lines, and tells us what he saw.7:39 a.m.
  • Minneapolis Mayor R.T. RybakRybak deems convention week a success
    As the out-of-town visitors to the Republican National Convention head home today, the normal daily routine in Minneapolis and St. Paul should resume. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the RNC was a success for the region.7:48 a.m.
  • Security fenceWas the Republican National Convention worth it?
    After four days of hosting the Republican National Convention, St. Paul can finally go back to being a quiet little town. But with all of the headaches that it brought, such as road closures and protests, was it worth it?7:52 a.m.
  • TextingFuture Tense with Jon Gordon
    Text messaging fails its first major test with Obama's Vice Presidential announcement.8:20 a.m.
  • Protesters on Cedar St.Nation gets mostly positive image of Minneapolis and St. Paul
    Both Minneapolis and St. Paul were hoping the Republican National Convention would bring some positive attention, and leave viewers around the country with a good image of the Twin Cities. We asked a media analyst whether that happened.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • McCain Challenges Obama, GOP To 'Change'
    John McCain accepted the GOP's presidential nomination in a nearly hour-long speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. McCain complimented rival Barack Obama for winning the Democratic nomination, but offered a long list of criticisms of the Illinois senator.
  • McCain Eases Convention Attendees' Skepticism
    When a politician takes the convention stage, he or she is speaking to two very different audiences: the undecided viewers at home and the delegates in the arena. Thursday night, John McCain officially accepted the GOP's presidential nomination. On the convention floor, his acceptance speech was well received.
  • Bhutto's Widower Expected To Win Presidency
    In Pakistan, lawmakers will select the country's next president Saturday. Asif Ali Zardari is the frontrunner to succeed President Pervez Musharraf, who resigned under pressure last month. Zardari took over the Pakistan Peoples Party after his wife and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in December.
  • Detroit Mayor Acknowledges 'Poor Judgment'
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to step down later this month and serve 120 days in a county jail as part of a plea deal. Kilpatrick's resignation ends an almost six-month fight to stay in office amid obstruction of justice charges. Thursday night, Kilpatrick made his first public speech to Detroiters after the plea bargain.
  • GOP Rep. Putnam: Voters Fed Up With Partisanship
    Florida Representative Adam Putnam was the youngest member of Congress when he arrived in Washington in 2000. He was 26 years old. Putnam is chairman of the Republican conference in the House, and he's worried about the party's chances in statewide elections. Putnam says even in the South, Republicans could be in trouble.
  • GOP Convention Succeeds In Catching Media's Eye
    These days, party nominating conventions are events for the media as much as for the delegates. The McCain campaign took its turn carefully crafting its image visually and rhetorically before a captive media crowd this week. Did the GOP accomplish what it set out to achieve in St. Paul?
  • Voiceover Mix-Up: Who's Who In Movie Trailers
    In a remembrance of movie trailer announcer Don LaFontaine on Wednesday, his voice was misidentified. Today, we set the record straight and add a little confusion to the mix.
  • Global Economic Worries Flare Up Again
    Fears about the global economy have flared up again, with worries starting in the United States and then infecting Asian markets. Nearly every stock index in Asia lost 2 percent to 3 percent of its value Friday, and European shares also started the trading day lower. The latest flight from financial markets was sparked by gloomy reports on U.S. retail sales and the U.S. labor market.
  • Bad Economic News Sends Stocks Tumbling
    The stock market took another hit Thursday on bad economic news. All of the major indices were down. On Friday morning, investors awaited the government's latest jobs report.
  • Day In The Life: Lobbying At The GOP Convention
    A day in the life of lobbying at the Republican National Convention: a party hosted by lobbyists, a congressman's dinner to "discuss business interests," and the reasons why all of this is legal — and creatively effective.

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