The Daily Digest (Electronic Pull Tabs approved, Health Exchange shifts, 47 percent react)

The state Gambling Control Board approved electronic pull-tab gambling this morning.

Gov. Dayton moved oversight of the health insurance exchange from the Commerce Department to Management and Budget.

The Minnesota DNR has started issuing leases that allow for the right to prospect for minerals.

Conservation groups challenge the wolf hunt in court.

The Star Tribune says an oversight means MnDOT has to redo part of I-35.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie launches an online ballot tool.

Amendment to ban same-sex marriage

Archbishop John Nienstedt joined several other religious leaders at a press conference to announce their support for a same-sex marriage ban.

Nienstedt said the amendment “isn’t intended to be hurtful.” He then left without taking questions from reporters.

Race for U.S. Senate

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Republican Kurt Bills debated the issues in Duluth.

You can listen to the full debate here:


President Obama praised the Minnesota Lynx at a White House ceremony.

House Republicans, including GOP Rep. John Kline, are pressing for more answers after an inspector general’s report charged that the top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board had an apparent financial conflict of interest in a case involving Wal-Mart.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison introduces a bill that would tax speculation on Wall St.

Race for Congress

Republican Lee Byberg says he supports Romney and his 47 percent claim.

Race for President

Mitt Romney is standing by his remarks saying that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on government.

President Obama slammed Romney for “writing off a big chunk of the country.”

Mother Jones also released video of Romney saying the Palestinians have no interest in peace in the Middle East.

The New York Times says Romney’s anxiety over “takers” conflicts with a longtime GOP stand.

The Washington Post says Romney faces a twofold challenge in getting the campaign back on track.

Wall St. Journal columnist Peggy Noonan rips Romney for how he’s running his campaign calling the campaign “incompetent” and that “an intervention is needed.”

Romney wrote an op-ed saying he’ll provide recovery not dependency.

Obama’s super PAC started running an ad featuring Romney’s comments.

Politico and other news outlets are saying no one should write off Romney at this point.

The Gallup Daily tracking poll shows President Obama’s convention bounce has all but vanished.

The New York Times says polling shows Obama with a lead in three key swing states; Wisconsin, Virginia and Colorado.

Romney is running an ad saying Obama is ruining the coal industry.

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