The Daily Digest

Politicians are working overtime to convince Ford to keep the St. Paul running.

The legal fight to lift Minnesota’s gay marriage ban faces long odds.

A national group that opposes gay marriage is attempting to join a suit aiming to end it in Minnesota.

2010

Republican Tom Emmer wrote in an op-ed that he would insist the Legislature balance the budget within 45 days of receiving the governor’s budget.

He also promised a governor’s pheasant opener during an appearance at a St. Cloud gun club.

Michigan Senator Carl Levin stumps for Democrat Mark Dayton.

The UAW endorsed Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

Democrat Matt Entenza defends his selection of running mate Robyne Robinson in an op-ed.

Entenza also releases another ad.

There are a few gubernatorial forums today.

Congress

Here are some of the images that focus on the impact of the oil spill.

BP is trying to put a lid on the gulf oil gusher.

President Obama canceled his trip to Australia and Indonesia.

The oil spill and the elections weigh on the White House.

The Army Corps of Engineers declines to close the locks on the Great Lakes to prevent against Asian Carp.

President Obama and Arizona’s Republican governor met to discuss immigration reform.

The U.S. State Department asks Rwanda to release a jailed law professor.

The Washington Post has a long profile on GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius toured the Mayo Clinic on Thursday to tout the new health care law.

Minnesota’s senators are urged to take the lead on a climate change bill.

GOP Rep. John Kline visited Afghanistan.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty will raise money for Marco Rubio today. Rubio is running for the U.S. Senate in Florida.

Sarah Palin endorses in Iowa’s race for governor. So did Mitt Romney. Pawlenty?

  • Karl

    The Washington Post piece on Michele Bachmann notes that the local media complain about not having access to the congresswoman. Yet did anyone bother to cover the rare occurance of two public q&a sessions with Bachmann this week in Forest Lake and Lake Elmo? After all these years of “covering” Bachmann, the local media should know better than to wait for her to return calls or to put them on her secret mailing list. It’s hard to sympathize with their complaints about lack of access when they don’t even try.