Essayist honors poll workers It's been a hard-fought election season in Minnesota. Some would even say it's been polarizing and vitriolic. But essayist Peter Smith has found one group of political people about whom everyone in the state ought to be able to agree.7:45 a.m.
James seeks revenge over Tolliver video When the NBA Heat host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight in Miami, word is that Heat superstar LeBron James will have an added incentive to play well. Word is that James is not happy about a YouTube video posted by Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver. Tolliver's video spoofs the much-criticized hour-long ESPN special in which James announced his decision to play for the Heat. Brit Robson, who writes about the NBA for Sports Illustrated dot com, discussed the controversy with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:45 a.m.
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And iPhone Makes Three: Marriage In The Digital Age
The digital era has been a boon for romance — think online dating services. But when it comes to the rise of the attention-sucking smart phone, watch out. Marriage therapists are hearing an earful from spouses who say they're playing second fiddle to digital devices.
Calif. Pushes To Uphold Ban On Violent Video Games
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking the Supreme Court to uphold a ban on selling and renting violent video games to minors. Similar bans have been enacted in eight states, but have all been struck down by federal courts.
Fed Eyes 'Binge Bond Buying' To Spur Economy
The Federal Reserve would buy hundreds of billions of dollars worth of long-term Treasury bonds mostly from banks. But instead of using existing money, the Fed would credit the banks' accounts, creating billions of dollars in new money with a keystroke. A decision is expected Wednesday.
The True Love Story Of Lady Antonia And Her Harold
They were married when they first met, but he kept her from leaving a party when he asked, "Must you go?" That simple question launched a 33-year relationship and serves as the title of biographer Lady Antonia Fraser's new memoir about her years with playwright Harold Pinter.
Yemen Plot Puts Guantanamo Detainees In Limbo
Fifty-seven of the men had been approved to return home, or to third countries. Last year's failed Christmas Day plot, which was also traced to Yemen, forced the White House to suspend those plans. Last week's bomb plot puts two strikes against the detainees.
Tracking The Money Spent On Campaign Ads
Beginning Wednesday, Americans can again turn their televisions on without fear of a negative political bombardment. A record sum of campaign cash was behind those commercials. Just how much money has been spent and by what candidates, parties and groups? Totals are very hard to pin down.
High Stakes Mark Many Races This Election Day
A reminder of what's at stake this Election Day: Republicans are hoping to tip congressional majorities away from the Democrats, and many races around the nation are extremely close.