The Independence Party is back in a few areas Control of the Legislature may have turned from the Republicans to the DFL on Nov. 6, but the state's two biggest parties weren't the only players in this year's election drama. The Independence Party -- which came to prominence with Jesse Ventura -- is back.7:20 a.m.
Nolan embraces role as 'veteran freshman' in Congress After more than three decades, former DFL Rep. Rick Nolan is returning to Congress on Monday for freshman orientation sessions this week. Nolan, however stands out in the class of incoming representatives because he has already served three terms in Congress, which gives him instant seniority.8:20 a.m.
What did the election mean? Look at Edina The political parties disagree over whether voters gave Democrats a mandate to govern -- or whether 2012 is another example of a fickle electorate looking for instant results from elected officials. In Minnesota the answers to those questions can be found in the city of Edina.8:40 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Washington Surprised By News Of Petraeus Affair
Officials in Washington are still trying to make sense of the sudden resignation last week of CIA Director David Petraeus. More details are emerging about the extramarital affair that brought Petraeus down. It came to light following an FBI investigation, which was not focused originally on the CIA director but soon led to him.
BBC Engulfed In Second Crisis Within Weeks
George Entwistle resigned over the weekend as the director general of the BBC. He left following controversy over child sex-abuse reports. He had been on the job for just eight weeks. The BBC was already under fire over a decision to drop an investigation into widespread child abuse allegations about a popular TV host, who died last year.
China's Next Leader Has A Soft Spot For Iowa Town
The man who is about to become China's new leader, Xi Jinping, is well-traveled. In his current role as vice president, he's been to 41 countries, more than any other Chinese leader-to-be. In all his globetrotting, he's kept a soft spot for Muscatine, a small town in Iowa.
Lew, Bowles Rumored To Replace Treasury's Geithner
A second term means some new Cabinet appointments for President Obama, including at Treasury. After four pretty grueling years, Secretary Timothy Geithner has made it clear he will be leaving Washington, but who will replace him? Erskine Bowles and Jack Lew are two names that are mentioned.
Sandy Didn't Sack High School Football Team
The city of Long Beach, on Long Island's Nassau County was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, with entire neighborhoods ravaged by floods and wind. It seemed unlikely that the high school's football team would get to finish its season. But the Long Beach Marines saw action over the weekend.
U.S. Airlines To Face Pilot Shortage
Beginning next summer, federal rules will require pilots to have six times more flight time to get hired, and will then also require airlines to give pilots more rest between flights. This will increase the number of pilots airlines need, just as thousands of senior pilots reach the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Weighing The Prospects Of The Keystone XL Pipeline
Among the difficult decisions facing President Obama in his second term is whether to give the go-ahead for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Environmentalists want it blocked, while advocates of the project say it will create thousands of jobs and make the country more energy independent.
Woman Behind 'Brown Sugar' To Sell Jagger Letters
We know Mick Jagger as the man who wrote the lyrics behind dozens of hit songs by the Rolling Stones. One of his many lovers, and thought to be the inspiration behind the song "Brown Sugar," has it all on record, and is making love letters public — for a price.
Election Over, Washington Moves On To 'Fiscal Cliff'
With the election settled, Washington and Wall Street are focused on whether Congress and a re-elected president can avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the automatic budget cuts and tax hikes that would happen if an agreement can't be reached by early in the new year.