Posted at 9:02 AM on September 7, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The Rochester Post Bulletin also says Rushford wants help as lawmakers bicker.
DFL House Speaker writes an op-ed calling for a special session.
Some federal aid is also on the way for flood victims.
The Minneapolis Veterans Home agrees to pay $671,000 to stay open.
A huge industrial project on the Iron Range could get its final go ahead.
Vikings executives say the stadium discussion should be for another day.
Idaho Senator Larry Craig reverses course yet again.
GOP Sen. Norm Coleman and DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar back transportation bonds to build the nation's infrastructure.
Another ex-UN staffer makes a whistleblower claim. Coleman offers an amendment that forbids federal money to go to the agency until a whistleblower policy is created.
Klobuchar wants more transparency on wireless bills.
She also backs a bill that requires drug companies, device makers and others to disclose how much they give to doctors.
There is a fall showdown expected for this year's Farm Bill. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar opposes a proposal that would allow Mexican trucks to make unrestricted long haul trips in the U.S.
A house budget hawk opposes DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar's gas tax increase.
The Wall Street Journal profiles DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken.
Franken will also appear at a rally supporting striking workers at the U of M. Here's a striking line - Illinois Senator Barack Obama (and presidential candidate) cancelled an event at the U of M because he didn't want to cross the picket line.
A group targets Coleman with antiwar ads.
The Star Tribune says political parties try to get altruistic in anticipation of a convention.
Posted at 9:04 AM on September 7, 2007
by Bob Collins
The presidential candidate will be a guest on Larry Mantle's show on KPCC in Pasadena, the California operation of American Public Media, MPR's parent, at noon today.
Posted at 5:13 PM on September 7, 2007
by Bob Collins
It's unusual -- and we can debate the reasons why later -- for a Republican to be near the top of the heap in the "cumulative data" of Select A Candidate. But Duncan Hunter is there. Generally speaking, Select A Candidate mirrors my longstanding belief that a candidate's ability to be interesting and candidate is in inverse proportion to his (or her) ability to get elected.
So Select A Candidate cumulative data doesn't say anything about a candidate's chances. But it does say something about whether a message is resonating.