The Daily Digest

Minnesota releases December job numbers this morning at 9:30.

Minnesota lawmakers will discuss the bonding bill this morning at a hearing.

St. Paul files a friend of the court brief to a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pawlenty’s unallotment.

Hundreds of Minnesota schools compete for “Race to the Top” funding.

The St. Cloud School District wants to change the state’s deadline to reach teacher contracts.

Brainerd Schools face a $200,000 fine for missing the deadline.

A report says the Legacy Amendment funds were spent appropriately.

An Asian Carp summit could be held in February.

The MPCA moves to shut down a Thief River Falls dairy.

Medical marijuana advocates will make their case at the Capitol again this year.

Pawlenty talked about the economy in Mankato.

He also said higher education is about to change.

Congress

Will the U.S. Supreme Court rule on corporate campaign contributions today?

MPR, MinnPost and the Star Tribune take a look at where Minnesota’s congressional delegation stands on the health care overhaul bill after a Republican won in Massachusetts.

President Obama urges a pared back health bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says they’ll wait for Scott Brown to be sworn in before they act on health care.

Union heads want the House to pass the Senate bill.

Democrats are reeling after their loss in Massachusetts.

The Climate Change bill is also in doubt.

Howard Fineman looks at how President Obama can turn it around.

Obama wants to limit the risks that big banks take.

President Obama’s nomination to lead the TSA withdraws his name from consideration.

Former Vice-President Walter Mondale resigned as counsel general to Norway.

The Senate plans to lift the nation’s debt ceiling to $14 trillion.

A poll says nearly one in five may not fill out their U.S. Census form.

A study says more poor people are living in the suburbs than in cities.

DFL Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken question security officials about the Christmas Day bombing.

GOP Rep. John Kline wants to know why a report on the Fort Hood shootings didn’t focus on Islamic extemism.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann will attend a “Take Back Washington” rally in Bismarck, North Dakota in February.

Bachmann also sparred with Sen. Arlen Spector (D-PA) on a Philly radio station.

The National Corn Growers Association doesn’t back cap and trade. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.

Some lawmakers are pushing for a national infrastructure bank. DFL Rep Jim Oberstar is mentioned.

Oberstar declines to congratulate winning teams.

Special Election

Gov. Pawlenty campaigned for Republican Mike Parry last night.

Democrat Jason Engbrecht leads in fundraising over Parry and I-P member Roy Srp.

2010 Race for Governor

One year after getting into the race, Democrat Mark Dayton officially kicks off with a parade of praisers. He stuck around for only three questions. KSTP, the Pi Press and the Star Tribune have stories.

Here’s video of Dayton’s announcement and his short question and answer period.

MPR lumps the Dayton story in with candidacies of Joe Repya and Tom Horner who are running as members of the Independence Party.

The DFL candidates for governor will debate the issues in Mankato on Friday.

2010 Race for Congress

Sarah Palin will campaign for Michele Bachmann in April. MPR, the Star Tribune and the Pi Press have stories.

Finally

Watch this Daily Show segment on the Massachusetts race for a laugh.

  • Thomas

    You are right, this made my morning a lot better.