The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where MPR interviews Daudt, the Petraeus affair becomes even stranger, and the Obama meets with labor and business groups about the fiscal cliff.

Around Minnesota

Minnesota construction firms are hiring again.

MPR interviewed Dan McGrath, who helped run a campaign against the voter ID amendment.

The MPCA says the Minnesota River is becoming healthier.

MPR interviewed Rep. Kurt Daudt, who will take on the role of House Minority Leader next year.

Minnesota’s Republican lawmakers are weighing whether to resist or cooperate with the DFL-controlled Legislature, the Associated Press reports.

Catholic bishops have vowed to continue their fight against same-sex marriage.

In Washington

More details and a timeline are emerging about the resignation of former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus.

Petraeus reportedly told Paula Broadwell, his mistress, to stop harassing a family friend named Jill Kelley via email.

It was through those emails that the affair was first discovered. Kelley asked a friend at the FBI to investigate the emails, which turned out to be from Broadwell and was able to trace her back to Petraeus. That FBI agent was taken off the case after sending shirtless pictures of himself to Kelley.

The Petraeus situation became even stranger overnight.

A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for having “inappropriate communications” with Kelley.

The Petraeus affair is part of growing concern over the ethics and behavior of top military officials.

Sen. John Kerry is being considered for Secretary of State.

Here are five potential scenarios for the outcome of upcoming fiscal cliff debates via Politico.

Democrats are warming to a plan put forth by Mitt Romney that would limit income tax deductions on the very wealthy.

President Barack Obama is meeting today with labor leaders regarding the fiscal cliff.

Obama is meeting Wednesday with CEOs at the White House to discuss the fiscal cliff.

Liberal groups are gearing up to protect Medicare and Social Security during the fiscal cliff debate.

Congress has a lot of unfinished business.

MPR looks at how much each Minnesota congressional candidate spent per vote this election cycle.

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