GOP chair: 'We're going to put the heat on' Some players in the eight-month-long 2008 Senate recount are saying the likely gubernatorial recount should go more quickly, but hopes of keeping partisanship out of the process seem dim.6:20 a.m.
Little change to ag policy, even as Peterson loses chair While Minnesota Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson is out as chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, observers doubt the new face means significant change for federal farm policy. History shows it's almost immune to major new direction, no matter which party is in power.6:25 a.m.
Film fest brings a flood of Asian cinema to Mpls. For the next week or so, the group Minnesota Film Arts is bringing films from all over Asia to Minneapolis. The "In Search of Asia Festival" will present many kinds of movies from 12 different countries. The festival is aimed at under-served parts of the movie-going public, and it's drawing particular interest from the Hmong community.6:50 a.m.
Recent race tame compared to 1990 gubernatorial contest When it comes to excitement, the 2010 governor's race paled in comparison to the election Minnesota saw 20 years ago. That contest had it all: screaming headlines, sex scandals, an 11th hour withdrawal -- and a surprise upset victory.7:40 a.m.
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Despite GOP Wins, Hill May See Fewer Women
It started as a banner year for female candidates. More ran in party primaries than ever before, especially Republicans. Some posted big victories Tuesday. But for the first time since the 1970s, the total number of women in the new Congress will likely drop.
In The Rush To War, Even A Spy Is 'Fair Game'
A public uproar erupted when CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity was compromised by Bush administration officials in 2003. In a new movie, director Doug Liman dramatizes the private turmoil the furor caused in the lives of Plame and her husband, who decided to strike back at the White House.
U.S.-Pakistan Ties Overshadow Obama's Trip To India
The president is likely to get a friendly but subdued welcome when he begins his visit to India on Saturday, the start of a 10-day Asia tour. Many Indians feel the U.S. has neglected their country, while cultivating strategic relations with its military rival, Pakistan.
As Myanmar Prepares For Elections, Its Critics Fret
Elections are scheduled for Sunday in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Some have dismissed the first polls there in two decades as a sham, intended to consolidate a military dictatorship. But others see them as a sign of progress and a reason to engage the Burmese government.
Growing Up With A Schizophrenic Mom
Showaye Selassie, now 28, remembers her mom making her laugh so hard she could forget the pain of a sharp cut on her finger. But she also remembers her mom's fears of people following and trying to kidnap them.
3 Strange Things About The GM IPO
When General Motors has its initial public offering later this month, the U.S. government will sell a third of its stake in the company.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Is 'Fed Up!'
Newly re-elected Texas Gov. Rick Perry argues against big government in his new book: Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. States should be freer to act without federal interference, Perry says.
Immigrant Voter Fraud Fears Didn't Materialize
Anti-immigration groups raised fears that illegal immigrants might steal the U.S. elections Tuesday by voting in droves. Those fears never materialized, and most voting experts say they weren't founded on any evidence of widespread voter fraud, especially by immigrants.
Terrorist Plots Part Of Cat-And-Mouse Game
Last week's terrorism plot -- the attempt to ship bombs aboard cargo planes -- represents the latest effort by al-Qaida and its partners to find ways to attack the United States. This plot was foiled. The episode highlights a dangerous game: the way both sides -- al-Qaida and the United States -- learn and adapt. Al-Qaida hatches a plot; the United States reacts; al-Qaida tries something new.