The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where lawyers oppose the same-sex marriage amendment, Ellison fires back at a colleague’s communism accusation, and Biden praises Klobuchar at a fundraiser.

Around Minnesota

DFLers are saying state Republicans are conducting a ‘do-nothing’ session.

Vice President Joe Biden praised Sen. Amy Klobuchar at a fundraiser yesterday, according to the Star Tribune.

William Mitchell College of Law faculty passed a resolution Wednesday morning opposing a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage on the grounds that it would discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Twin Cities home sales and prices were up in March.

At the same time, foreclosure notices were up in the first quarter of this year compared to a year ago.

Former Best Buy CEO is being investigated for having an inappropriate relationship with a staffer.

Oak Park Heights officials are not sold on St. Croix River Crossing.

As Minnesota’s construction season begins, the economy is showing signs of improvement.

In Washington

It’s a mixed bag on the PoliGraph for Rep. Chip Cravaack’s claim about Medicare.

Florida GOP Rep. Allen West said that there are “about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.”

The House Progressive Caucus, which is co-chaired by Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison, responded saying, “When people like Rep. West have no ideals or principles, they rely on personal attacks.”

Money and Politics

GOP Rep. John Kline and DFL Rep. Collin Peterson grow their campaign warchests.

Tarryl Clark raised $320k in first quarter of this year.

On the Campaign Trail

With Rick Santorum’s departure from the race, evangelicals are edging toward Mitt Romney.

Romney outlined his first-day-in-office agenda.

Romney and GOP Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan are bonding over Ryan’s budget proposal.

Newt Gingrich says his backers want him to stay in the race.

The Washington Post reports the so-called Buffett Rule won’t do what President Barack Obama promises it will do.

This morning, the Daily Circuit will look at how young people will influence the November elections.

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