The Daily Digest

The New York Times says the White House is confident that a bill that changes health care will pass.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is a firm no on the proposed health care legislation.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging people to storm the Capitol to stop health care changes. Here’s the video.

The Pi Press says DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and DFL Sen. Al Franken differ on how to approach the public option.

The Washington Post says states are likely to shape health care law. Pawlenty is mentioned.

President Obama is seeking options on Afghanistan.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s challenger drops out. That effectively gives Karzai a second term.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz talks about Afghanistan with MSNBC.

Intelligence spending increased again.

He releases the names of some White House guests. DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL Sen. Al Franken, DFL Rep. Collin Peterson are on the list.

The Senate and the White House reach an agreement on reporter shield protections.

Klobuchar and MN Attorney General Lori Swanson promote anti-fraud measures.

Franken urges supporters to give to North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan.

The Huffington Post says DFL Rep. Tim Walz supports a repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell.”

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar says the White House is undercounting the transportation jobs created by the stimulus.

A Minnesota ad firm sues a Florida Congressman.

Under the Dome

The FBI will oversee the Metro Gang Strike Force replacement.

Gov. Pawlenty says he thinks they’ll prevail against any lawsuits challenging his unallotment authority.

Several state lawmakers will travel to Israel.

State lawmakers want to make sure that minority and low-income workers get stimulus funding.

Minnesota farmers help the needy.

2009

Some of the candidates running for Mayor of Minneapolis and St. Paul will debate the issues today on Midday.

2010 Race for Governor

Republican Pat Anderson officially kicks off her campaign this morning in St. Paul.

Here’s a list of where the candidates will be this week.

GOP state Rep. Steve Drazkowski is backing Tom Emmer for governor.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Pawlenty is in Washington D.C. today and tomorrow to discuss education policy.

The GOP endorsed candidate in a New York congressional race drops out and backs the Democrat in the race. Gov. Pawlenty cheers about her decision (about dropping out) on twitter.

Pawlenty talks health care with the American Spectator.

Sarah Palin declines an Iowa speaking request.

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