Former Governor Tim Pawlenty has taken a step forward in a quest for the White House. Although not officially in the presidental race, he has formed an exploratory committee to run for president. Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the Cook Political Report, explains what this actually means.
It's no secret the Republicans think President Obama is vulnerable in next year's election. They think he overreached on the healthcare overhaul, the economy is still sluggish and they're confident voters agree with them that the federal government spends too much.
The leaders of seven large Minnesota health plans and hospital groups are floating a plan that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's Medicaid benefits, while boosting health care revenues from additional taxes on alcohol, tobacco and providers.
Every December, the Lakota remember the life and death of Sitting Bull. History has cast him primarily as a warrior, but Krista Tippett discovers in Sitting Bull's living legacy, a very different character from history's celebrity warrior chief who vanquished Custer.
Meet the candidates: Independence Party candidates for governor. Broadcast: Midday, 03/01/2010, 11:00 a.m. Three Independence Party candidates for governor join Gary Eichten on Midday to discuss issues facing the state and take questions from listeners.
A day after President Barack Obama gathered top lawmakers in Washington for a bipartisan summit on health care, former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, Chair of the National Institute of Health Policy, assesses the ideas and accomplishments of the all-day session. Guest: David Durenberger: U.S.