The Daily Digest: 11-27-08

Happy Thanksgiving.

The State Canvassing Board rejected Al Franken’s campaign plea to review any rejected absentee ballots. The Star Tribune, Forum Communications and the Pi Press have stories.

MPR says the recount inches closer to a court challenge.

AP says Franken is pondering his options.

The Pi Press looks at one person who had their ballot rejected.

It’s Challengepalooza in Sherburne County.

WCCO looks at frivolous challenges.

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid weighs in on the decision by the Canvassing Board. That drives the GOP crazy.

Economy

Retailers are looking and hoping for Black Friday gains.

Food price inflation shows signs of slowing.

State Government

The Legislative Auditor criticized Vets Home finances and management. MPR, the Star Tribune and AP have stories.

Rochester schools are pondering a four day week.

The newly appointed outdoors council is scheduled to meet on Monday.

Congress

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on Midday on Wednesday.

She will also be working with the future Obama Administration on climate change options. Klobuchar is headed to the UN’s Climate meeting next month.

Obama

President-elect Obama said “Help is on the way” as he appointed another economic adviser.

Obama’s stance on Farm subsidies isn’t alarming elected officials just yet.

  • http://link Delma

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  • peter hill

    from the AP story on the recount:

    “Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan objected to the notion of Senate involvement. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined in the criticism.

    “The recount process in Minnesota is being handled by Minnesotans, not D.C. politicians,” McConnell said. “And while neither side will agree with every twist and turn or every decision, I would hope that Washington partisans would refrain from injecting themselves into what is, by design, a non-partisan process.”

    doncha just love the irony?

  • peter hill

    from the AP story on the recount:

    …..

    “Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan objected

    to the notion of Senate involvement. Senate

    Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined in the

    criticism.

    …..

    “The recount process in Minnesota is being

    handled by Minnesotans, not D.C. politicians,”

    McConnell said. “And while neither side will

    agree with every twist and turn or every

    decision, I would hope that Washington partisans

    would refrain from injecting themselves into what

    is, by design, a non-partisan process.”

    …..

    doncha just love the irony?…..

    btw, why does your preview eat my carriage returns?