The Daily Digest: GOP debate; Ventura reputation

Good morning!

Minnesota

The four GOP candidates for governor debated on MPR News. Here’s the round up. (MPR News)

Minnesota House Democrats want to make access to birth control a campaign issue this fall. (MPR News)

MNsure plans to spend another $3.16 million to get help from a New York-based consultant for fixes to its troubled information technology system. (Pioneer Press)

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura may have won his defamation suit in court, but in the court of public opinion, he appears to have lost. (Washington Post)

National Politics

The August recess beckons and Congress is kinda sorta getting stuff done. The Senate opened debate on its own version of a border bill. (Politico)

But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is rallying House Republicans against a much less ambitious House bill pushed by Speaker John Boehner. (Washington Post)

The VA overhaul bill passed the House. (Politico)

…as did a far more controversial measure by House Republicans to sue President Obama. (NPR)

Some evangelical conservatives are embracing new EPA greenhouse gas emission regulations. (New York Times)

After building the world’s most expensive fighter jet (that still has serious reliability problems), the Air Force says it’s time to buy cheaper airplanes. (New York Times)