Liz Halloran http://www.kunc.org en The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home http://www.kunc.org/post/congresswoman-whose-husband-called-her-home Fifty-six years ago this weekend, newspapers across the nation told a sad tale of a family seemingly imploding.<p>At the center of the story was Coya Knutson, the opera-singing daughter of a Norwegian farmer, and the first woman from Minnesota elected to Congress.<p>Voted in on her own merits, not appointed to keep a late husband's seat warm for a successor, the trailblazing mother could only watch as vengeful party rivals, a manufactured scandal, and a feckless, alcoholic husband combined to sabotage her career.<p>It all came to a head on the eve of Mother's Day 1958.<p>Never heard of the cha Sat, 10 May 2014 12:30:12 +0000 Liz Halloran 56361 at http://www.kunc.org The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall http://www.kunc.org/post/backlash-over-state-partys-progressive-agenda-may-hobble-udall Colorado Democrat Mark Udall's bid for a second term has become the most unexpectedly competitive U.S. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 55452 at http://www.kunc.org Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall State Of The Union Invitation List: Who Makes The Cut http://www.kunc.org/post/state-union-invitation-list-who-makes-cut Just like the issues and themes that color the annual State of the Union speech, the list of White House invitees is intended to send a message about what an administration cares about and prioritizes.<p>The State of the Union guests, after all, are announced beforehand with biographies attached. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:58:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 53693 at http://www.kunc.org State Of The Union Invitation List: Who Makes The Cut 'Turkey Day' Stuffing: Unlikely Pitches Fill Our Inboxes http://www.kunc.org/post/turkey-day-stuffing-unlikely-pitches-fill-our-inboxes Turkey is not the only thing that gets stuffed during the Thanksgiving holiday.<p>Our email inboxes, like yours, have been in Operation Overload this week, glutted with sweet potato souffle recipes, deals of the day, countdowns to Black Friday with BIG SAVINGS and FREE SHIPPING, doorbuster coupons, notices of Santa bar crawls, and more directions for the use of cream cheese than an old Paula Deen cookbook.<p>But we here at NPR are also inundated with some very special Thanksgiving pitches: those from public relations pros — and a few amateurs — looking to leverage the holiday for their own pur Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 52391 at http://www.kunc.org 'Turkey Day' Stuffing: Unlikely Pitches Fill Our Inboxes GOP Puzzles Over Liz Cheney Senate Run http://www.kunc.org/post/gop-puzzles-over-liz-cheney-senate-run Liz Cheney's decision to move to deep red Wyoming and launch what promises to be an expensive primary challenge against GOP Sen. Mike Enzi continues to baffle.<p>And it's not just pollsters — whose early surveys show her trailing the popular Enzi badly in a state where an overwhelming majority of voters say they don't view her as a "Wyomingite" — who are scratching their heads.<p>It's also members of her own party who, even knowing the downside of criticizing the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney (Wyoming's retired GOP Sen. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 47743 at http://www.kunc.org GOP Puzzles Over Liz Cheney Senate Run