The Daily Digest: 11-17-08

GOP Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken will both be in Washington D.C. this week. Coleman will take part in the lame duck session. Franken will meet with Democratic leaders in the Senate.

Meanwhile, Coleman’s campaign continues to work the refs. They rip Franken and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

The Pi Press profiles Ritchie.

Volunteers are gearing up for the recount. MPR and the Star Tribune have stories.

Pawlenty expresses confidence in the recount.

A coalition of watchdog groups is preparing to monitor the recount.

Obama

President-elect Obama sits down for an extended interview with 60 Minutes.

He will also say bye-bye to his Blackberry.

Congress

Congress will consider help/bailout for the auto industry.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman calls on Congress to back the bailout.

Pawlenty

Gov. Pawlenty appeared on Fox News Sunday.

Pawlenty says the GOP must adapt to the changing country.

KARE speculates on the Pawlenty for President speculators.

Legislature

House Republicans re-elect Marty Seifert as their leader.

Senate Republicans re-elect Dave Senjem as their leader.

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