The Daily Digest

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann didn’t win a leadership spot in the U.S. House but that isn’t stopping her from being active on The Hill.

She told MPR that she’s willing to compromise on the Bush tax cuts.

Listen to her interview with MPR’s Morning Edition here:

Bachmann is also scheduled to be on Good Morning America this morning.

Bachmann also said she wants no earmarks for transportation projects.

Update: An earmarks ban could put Central Corridor funding in doubt. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum is mentioned.

Bachmann also criticized the Lame Duck Congress at a rally outside of the Capitol.

Liberals tell President Obama to stop caving in on his agenda.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joins the push to end earmarks.

A House Ethics Committee started hearings on Democrat Charlie Rangel and continued the hearing even after Rangel walked out.

The Star Tribune says outgoing DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is vacationing in France.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is making a bid to lead the Progressive Caucus.

The Fix’s Chris Cillizza is pegging Republican Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack as a one term house member.

Race for Governor

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie released the schedule and locations for the recount. It starts on 11/29 at 9am.

The post election review in Ramsey County showed no changes.

St. Louis County officials are in talks with the MNGOP over legal data regarding the election. The MNGOP sued St. Louis and Pine Counties last week because their data practices requests weren’t being dealt with quickly enough.

Under the Dome

Republicans in the House and Senate will release the new committee structure this afternoon.

The Pi Press profiles incoming Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

The Star Tribune says the GOP could derail transit plans.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty heads to San Diego, CA today to attend the Republican Governor’s Association meetings. He’ll be there for the rest of the week.

The Washington Post says Pawlenty’s Iowa team is already interviewing potential state directors.

Pawlenty is one of the 2012 candidates to support a ban on earmarks.

Here’s a look at how Pawlenty is doing in the 2012 polls in 18 different states.

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