The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the change in power at the state Capitol raises questions about the Brodkorb case, stadium supporters try to understand Dayton’s objections to seat license fees, and Obama gives his first press conference in months.

Around Minnesota

A change in leadership at the Capitol raises questions about how Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the state Senate will be handled.

Stadium supporters are trying to understand Gov. Mark Dayton’s objections to the Vikings Stadium details.

Dayton will ask for a “fair and simple” tax plan in 2013, MinnPost reports.

DFL Sen. Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis was selected to be Deputy Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate.

The Senate DFL released their committee structure and assignments.

State Rep. Tom Rukavina will be roasted Monday night, the Duluth New Tribune reports.

Ben Golnik, GOP public relations professional and former Chip Cravaack campaign adviser, talked with the Daily Circuit about whether the party should get rid of endorsements.

In Washington

President Barack Obama addressed the Petraeus scandal and the fiscal cliff in his first press conference in months.

He also laid out some of his priorities for the coming four years.

Obama continued to press for higher taxes on the wealthy to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will run again for Democratic leadership.

More and more senators say they are opposed to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy reports.

Obama defended Rice.

The FBI is looking into how Paula Broadwell obtained classified documents, the Washington Post reports.

States have until Friday to decide whether they will create their own new health care exchange.

The White House and Congress are looking into the FBI’s scrutiny of Petraeus.

The New York Times profiled the FBI agent that started the Petraeus investigation.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar talked about an historic moment in the Senate’s ladies room.

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