The Daily Digest (DFLers face spending requests, Dayton audibles on PSL complaint, GOP regroups)

Democrats in the Minnesota House are expected to announce their committee chairs today.

MPR says DFLers face a pent up demand for spending requests.

Gov. Dayton says the seat license issue won’t derail the Vikings stadium. Dayton, however, said the concept wasn’t fully disclosed during negotiations. Critics say Dayton should have read the stadium bill more carefully.

Here’s a closer look at the Vikings market research.

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.

A priest has denied confirmation to a student who posted a picture of himself holding a Vote No sign on his Facebook page.

MnSCU is aiming to link programs to job skills needs.

Washington

A General says he sees some U.S. forces staying in Afghanistan after international contingents leave by the end of 2014.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify on Bengazi today.

GOP Sen. John McCain gets testy when asked why he skipped a hearing on the assault on the Libyan Embassy to hold a news conference to call for a committee to investigate the attack.

House Speaker John Boehner is walking carefully along the fiscal cliff. He has to deal with President Obama and a tough GOP caucus.

BP will pay a record fine for the 2010 Gulf Oil spill.

President Obama visited storm damage in New York City.

Obama also wooed CEOs, the GOP wants them back.

Several Republican governors are loosening up on taxes on top earners.

Norm Coleman is urging the GOP to take on immigration.

House Republicans say IMF Global collapsed because of actions taken by former New Jersey Gov. (and former Sen.).

Middle East

Israel and Hamas are stepping up their attacks.

Race for U.S. Senate

Kurt Bills reflects on his race. He’s back teaching.

2014

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak swatted down rumors that he could head the DNC.

The Star Tribune says Republicans are taking stock after the rout.

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