DFL leaders say they’re in a holding pattern over the HHS budget.
Minnesota National Guard members in Iraq returned home on Saturday.
The Pi Press says the teacher’s union is being hit by all sides.
The U of M and the Met Council are engaged in a public relations battle over Central Corridor.
The GAO endorsed cuts in the U.S. postal service.
AP says Obama’s election year jobs agenda has stalled.
Obama also says Al Qaeda would use a nuclear weapon if it could.
He made the comments on the eve of a nuclear security summit he’s hosting.
DFL Sen. Al Franken says the federal health overhaul bill means $15 billion for Minnesota.
MGOP Chair Tony Sutton signs a letter supporting RNC Chair Michael Steele.
Race for Governor
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison holds a rally today for Democrat Matt Entenza.
The Star Tribune profiles Democrat R.T. Rybak.
MinnPost also takes a look at Democrats Paul Thissen, Tom Rukavina and John Marty.
Race for Congress
Minnesota Democrats endorsed Jim Meffert in the 3rd and Dan Powers in the 2nd.
Minn. GOP endorsed Cravaack in the 8th, Byberg in the 7th and Demos in the 5th.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
Gov. Pawlenty said on Friday that he didn’t fill out his Census form. AP found that he’s one of a few governors that didn’t fill it out.
Gov. Pawlenty finished near the bottom of a straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
He delivered a video message to the group. Watch it here.
Pawlenty’s PAC raised $566k in the 1st Quarter of 2010.
Mitt Romney raised $1.45 million during the same time period.
The Fix drops Pawlenty in its GOP power rankings.
RIP Randell Voas