The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where nearly all Minnesota’s election results have been certified, GOP Senators are still on edge about Rice and three members of Minnesota’s DC delegation are re-thinking their stance on the fiscal cliff.

Around Minnesota

The state canvassing board confirmed nearly all of Minnesota’s election results.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said that Minnesota is ready for expanded early voting.

State environmental officials heard from southeast Minnesota residents.

Minnesota has launched forums to create a blueprint for the state’s environmental future.

A task force has come up with a way to make the state’s education finance system simpler.

Ramsey County approved a deal to buy failed Vikings stadium site in Arden Hills.

In Washington

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, a possible replacement for Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, admitted she incorrectly described the bombing in Libya, but her concession has not satisfied Republican Senators who oppose her possible nomination.

President Barack Obama and House Republicans have launched competing fiscal cliff campaigns.

Three Minnesota Republicans are re-thinking their stance on the fiscal cliff, the Star Tribune reports.

The stock market slumped after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was frustrated with the lack of progress in the fiscal cliff talks.

A fight over the filibuster has reignited in Congress, the Washington Post reports.

Republican Rep. John Kline will remain chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee.

An investigation into emails sent between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa woman has narrowed.

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