The Minnesota Supreme Court will hold oral arguments today on Republican Norm Coleman's appeal challenging a decision that Democrat Al Franken received more votes in the 2008 U.S. Senate race. MPR will provide live radio coverage of the arguments (which start at 9AM). MPR's Bob Collins will also liveblog the event.
Al Franken tells MPR that he's confident that he'll win.
The Hill says Norm Coleman will be in the courtroom.
The Pi Press looks at the points of law.
MinnPost gives you a checklist of things to listen for during the arguments.
Here's a look at the judges who will be hearing the case.
AP says the candidates have spent $50 million to date.
KARE11 looks at how we got here.
Under the Dome
DFL Sen. Tarryl Clark calls Pawlenty's unallotment move a power grab.
Minnesota's must pass math test is no more.
The House Ethics Committee has a Tuesday hearing schedule over a complaint that centers on a DFL lawmaker's tweets.
The Pi Press has a story examining why the election reform bill was vetoed but I can't find a link. I'll post when/if I find it. The Pi Press has a story examining why the election reform bill was vetoed.
Here's a look at MnDOT's ombudsman.
The Star Tribune takes a look at city efforts to crack down on "dangerous dogs."
An audit says Minnesota Information Technology should be tracking projects better.
MinnPost writes that DFL Rep. Collin Peterson will be a major opponent to climate change legislation.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the Sonia Sotomayor.
Meanwhile, Senate foes soften their line on Sotomayor.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison was the keynote dinner speaker in a series of Sunday Muslim-oriented events at the Metropolitan Convention Center celebrating diversity.
U.S. energy weatherization funds go more to cold weather states than warmer weather states. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.
DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher tells MinnPost that she's thinking about running for governor. Not sure I would jump to the conclusion, however, that she's in.
The Fix writes about Pawlenty's looming decision.
Gov. Pawlenty is invited to speak at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
Michele Bachmann had a lot to say about the Dept of Homeland Security report that identified nutjobs in the ranks of the gun-toting anti-abortion crowd as potential domestic terrorists. She was highly critical of the report and suggested that the DHS director be hauled before Congress to explain herself. Maybe a reporter should ask Bachmann whether she thinks there's any truth to that report now that one of those she sought to defend has gunned down a doctor while he was in his church.
The normally outspoken Michele Bachmann has been silent about the Tiller murder. Her pal, James Dobson has condemned this murder:
From Bachmann - *****crickets*****
The Jan Markell interview Karl mentioned is available here:
Enquiring minds want to know if Bachmann still thinks the DHS report was so offbase when looking at so-called "pro-life" violent extremists.