The Daily Digest

The MNGOP and Tom Emmer are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to delay the recount in Minnesota’s governor’s race until a process known as reconciliation is assured in every precinct. The DFL says the GOP wants to delay the recount to keep Democrat Mark Dayton out of office.

Here’s video of the newsers.

Dayton will do an interview this morning on a Fargo radio station. He’s also scheduled to attend a private meeting with AFSCME’s executive board.

Forum Communications interviewed Emmer. The discussion focused on the lawsuit and the recount.

Under the Dome

Minnesota’s job numbers will be released this morning. MPR says the state currently outpaces the nation in job growth and employment.

The GOP in the MN House and Senate announced their new committee chairs.

Missing from the list is Sen. Michael Jungbauer, who is starting his third term and Rep. Morrie Lanning, who was first elected in 2002 and was the GOP lead on the property tax division.

Dayton congratulated the new GOP Chairs.

The Star Tribune says GOP warms to a new Vikings stadium.

MnSCU is seeking $1.26 billion from the Minnesota Legislature. That’s an increase of $50 million over the last two year budget.

Revenue Commissioner Ward Einess is leaving his post on 12/3 to start his own private lobbying firm.

Eric Kaler fielded questions during his public interview to be the next University of Minnesota president.

A report says Minnesota could better care for its water resources.


Bloomberg reports that health insurers, including UnitedHealth Group, gave $86 million to the U.S. Chamber to oppose the health care reform bill.

The House leadership elections were held on Wednesday. John Boehner has been elected Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi has been elected Minority Leader.

MinnPost says DFL Reps. Tim Walz, Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison voted for Pelosi.

Pelosi is polling at 25 percent.

Democrats tell President Obama to hang tough on his tax cut/tax hike plan.

A stock sale of General Motors shares hits the high gear.

The sale of GM stock means the U.S. recovered billions in taxpayer money.

Lisa Murkowski is declared the winner in the Alaska U.S. Senate race.

A Guantanamo Bay detainee was acquitted on all but one charge during a trial in New York.

The verdict is a major blow to President Obama’s plans for Gitmo.

The FDA warns makers of caffeinated drinks.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the Senate rules need adjusting.

Klobuchar also defends the full body scanners at airports.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann says the House must push for a full-scale repeal of the health care law.

Bachmann is criticized for saying she doesn’t think transportation projects are earmarks.

MPR takes a look at how Minnesota might be affected by a proposed ban on earmarks.

Politifact says Bachmann got it wrong on taxes.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar has yet to call his GOP rival, Chip Cravaack, and congratulate him for his victory. Cravaack defeated Oberstar.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty writes an op-ed in the San Diego Tribune calling for the repeal of the health care law – state by state. He touts some of his initiatives in Minnesota. The RGA meetings are currently being held in San Diego.

Pawlenty and other GOP governors are already looking to 2012.

Sarah Palin says she can beat President Obama if she decides to run for president in 2012.

Former White Houe political adviser Karl Rove says the GOP shouldn’t get cocky.

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