Kline, Paulsen feel tea party heat on 'Obamacare' While the Republican party is firmly united behind the idea that the healthcare law should be repealed, its establishment and grassroots wings are divided over how to undo the law. U.S. Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen of Minnesota have come under fire from some tea party activists.6:45 a.m.
Londoners not so interested in Vikings vs. Steelers The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers are in London right now getting ready for their game Sunday at Wembley Stadium. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Bruce Orwall about whether Londoners care. He was a reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for eight years and is now the London Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.7:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Not All Republicans Embrace Big Business All The Time
The Republican Party in the past has had a close relationship with Wall Street and big business. But lately there's growing tension and disagreement as some Republicans in Congress consider a possible government shutdown. The Tea Party seems to have the strongest criticism of big business.
In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil
Colorado flooding has prompted an unprecedented challenge for the state's oil and gas industry. The practice of hydraulic fracturing is widespread along the state's Eastern Plains, but overflowing rivers have swept away equipment and caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers.
Albright: U.N. Needs To Show Its Relevance On Syrian Issue
Steve Inskeep talks to Madeleine Albright about the role the United Nations can play in dealing with international crises, like Syria's civil war. Albright was secretary of State when the U.S. took military action despite the absence of a U.N. resolution in Kosovo.
Oracle Team USA Defeats New Zealand To Win America's Cup
Oracle Team USA completed a remarkable comeback to win the America's Cup regatta, winning eight straight races. The American team, backed by Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison, beat Emirates Team New Zealand. Just a few days ago, the American team trailed the Kiwis, and were on the brink of being eliminated from the competition.
With Murky Water And Manatee Deaths, Lagoon Languishes
Florida's Indian River lagoon is a rich estuary, home to dolphins, manatees and turtles. But in recent months, it has become clear that something is wrong. Scientists and government officials blame water discharges from Lake Okeechobee and an upswing in pollution.
Ancient Fish Fossil Sheds Light On Modern Jaws
A newly discovered fossil of a fish in China changes what scientists know about the origins of jaws. It turns out, human jaws are remarkably similar to the jaw of this 419-million-year-old fish. That suggests jaws evolved much earlier than previously thought.
JPMorgan Likely To Settle Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
JP Morgan Chase is negotiating an $11 billion settlement, according to The Wall Street Journal. The firm would pay $7 billion in cash to regulators and $4 billion to consumers. JPMorgan is one of several large banks being investigated for its handling of mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the housing crisis.
DOJ: 3 Brokers At ICAP Manipulated Libor Rate
Three former employees at the London-based brokerage have been charged by the Justice Department with participating in a criminal scheme to rig an interest rate that anchors the world's financial system. It's alleged that the three brokers from ICAP colluded with a trader at Swiss bank UBS.
1 In 7 American Adults Don't Go Online
Fifteen percent of Americans don't use the Internet, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Most of these "offline adults" are 65 years old or older, many live in rural areas and have incomes lower than $30,000 a year.