The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where a close legislative race is headed to court, Clinton heads to the Middle East, and Bachmann and Cravaack say ‘no’ to Rice for Secretary of State.

Around Minnesota

Mark Haveman from the Minnesota Taxpayers Association talked about the fiscal cliff and U.S. tax policy with the Daily Circuit.

The Franson-Cunniff race is headed to court and then a recount, the Associated Press reports.

Politicos roasted state Rep. Tom Rukavina.

Pete Hegseth’s Minnesota PAC is hosting a Dec. 6th Christmas Party featuring U.S. Rep. John Kline, incoming Senate Minority Leader David Hann, incoming House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt and others.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission supports a compromise flight pattern plan.

In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signaled the end of same-day voter registration there.

In Washington

President Obama has sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East to deal with the conflict in Gaza, the New York Times reports.

Obama continued his diplomatic visit to Asia.

Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann and Chip Cravaack say President Barack Obama shouldn’t nominate Susan Rice for Secretary of State.

A U.S. Senate committee is investigating the deadly outbreak of meningitis.

The Supreme Court will decided today whether it will hear cases regarding same-sex marriage.

The U.S. embargo on Cuba is once again up for debate.

Unions spent big on state and local races this election cycle.

Conservatives are telling establishment Republicans “I told you so” on Mitt Romney’s candidacy, the Washington Post reports.

As lawmakers approach debate on the fiscal cliff, Politico writes that closing tax loopholes won’t solve the nation’s revenue problem.

Holiday

The Daily Digest is taking a break over the holiday. Look for us at MPR.org, on Twitter and in your email inbox next Monday.

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