The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest where a majority of the City Council supports the stadium, the Supreme Court hears arguments on the health care law and Santorum says he thinks a long nomination fight is good for the Republican party.

Around Minnesota

House and Senate negotiators are trying to craft a teacher tenure bill that DFL Gov. Mark Dayton would be willing to sign.

Minnesota lawmakers are considering giving school districts the choice to start the academic year before Labor Day.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says he has the backing of a majority of the 13-member Minneapolis City Council for a planned Vikings stadium.

Now the spotlight is back on the Legislature where some lawmakers said they were waiting for the City Council to support the plan before acting.

Gov. Dayton criticized Republicans for putting measures on the ballot that they couldn’t get signed into law.

It’s unclear how the Senate Ethics Committee plans to move forward on a complaint against Sen. Geoff Michel.

A proposed high-speed rail between Rochester and the Twin Cities could generate nearly $1 billion a year, according to a new report.

University of Minnesota graduate assistants rejected an attempt to unionize.

Sen. John McCain is going to help Rep. Michele Bachmann raise money to retire $1 million in campaign debt.

A Minnesota broadband project that uses federal stimulus dollars has taken a bumpy ride.

In Washington

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the health care law.

The justices appeared receptive to the idea that the court should decide the case now before penalties for not having health insurance kick-in, the New York Times reports.

The arguments today will focus on the constitutionality of the law.

A new poll shows that two-thirds of Americans want some or all of the new health care law overturned.

President Barack Obama tells Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he can be more flexible on missile defense after the elections.

U.S. support for the Afghanistan war has dropped, a recent poll finds.

The U.S. and Australia deepen military ties.

The Obama administration is moving forward on plans to limit greenhouse gases from power plants.

On the Campaign Trail

Rick Santorum gave a speech outside the Supreme Court on the first day of arguments about the health care law.

Santorum pledges to campaign on despite growing pressure among Republicans to end the nominating contest soon.

Santorum believes that a long nomination fight is good for the party, the Washington Post reports.

He has doubts about winning Wisconsin.

Santorum has failed to capture the Catholic vote.

The race is at a tipping point, Politico reports.

Ron Paul has been keeping a lower profile recently.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    It’s unclear how the Senate Ethics Committee plans to move forward on a complaint against Sen. Geoff Michel.

    Actually, it’s very clear what Senate Republicans plan to do about the ethics complaint against Senator Michel. Senator Michel’s sin was covering up the Koch-Brodkorb affair. Senator Senjem and the Senate Republicans now plan to cover up the cover-up. Expect no further hearings on this complaint.