By ROB HOTAKAINEN
If you believe the latest polls, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have the best shot at raising his arms in victory at a Twin Cities podium two years from now when Republican Party activists convene for their national convention.
By LISA HOFFMAN
Once they were high-profile issues on Capitol Hill's agenda. Now they are not-dones on Congress' to-do lists, left in limbo until after the November elections, if then.
In a scandal guaranteed to anger parents, a prominent House Republican has resigned after the revelation that he exchanged raunchy electronic messages with a teenage boy, a former congressional page.
In additions, confirmations have poured in from around the country from those who knew Allen in his college days and on the campaign trail: All say Allen used racial epithets.
The Senator, however, continues to claim he never, ever, used racial slurs and his campaign has tried to smear anyone who confirms that he did.
At least that was the plan.
By ANN McFEATTERS
If there is one likely outcome of the November elections, it is that they won't give us new answers for our dilemma in Iraq.
By DAN K. THOMASSON
Amidst all the election season Sturm und Drang about who is responsible for the failure to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the continuing sectarian violence in Iraq, one salient fact is emerging: Americans are more likely to consider gas prices when they enter the polling booth this November.