Posted at 7:17 AM on March 26, 2010
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
After debating for more than a year, Congress completes the health bill.
The rhetoric escalates amid threats to members of Congress over the health care vote.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and DFL Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison say their offices received threats as a result of their votes for the newly enacted health care law. WCCO, the Pi Press and the Star Tribune have stores.
In fact, McCollum received an opened condom in the mail.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging angry activists to focus their effort on repealing the bill.
President Obama tells the GOP "Go for it" if they want to campaign on repealing the health care bill.
The DNC runs ads supporting DFL Reps. Tim Walz and Jim Oberstar.
Congress will let unemployment benefits retire after a GOP member filibusters the bill.
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen warns medical device companies could leave the country because of a newly enacted medial device act.
Under the Dome
The budget conference committee will continue work today on a deficit reduction bill.
The plan would also kill the campaign donation refund.
A committee in the Minnesota Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment that changes how judges are elected. Meanwhile, House leadership is pushing a committee chair to hold a hearing on the measure.
A bill in the Minnesota Senate would allow state employees to give their opinions to legislators about issues facing state government.
A ruling by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board means most Hennepin County officials can't land Twins opening day tickets.
2010 Race for Congress
The DFL candidates for Congress in Minnesota's 6th will appear on MPR's Midday at 11.
One of the candidates, Tarryl Clark, is raising money off of GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's comment that she's "Nostradamus"because she called President Obama anti-American.
For those wondering, Bachmann denounced her original comments just days after she made them.
2010 Race for governor
The DFL Party has draft rules for cutting candidates at the state party convention. You can read what the candidates think about it here.
GOP Rep. Marty Seifert wants $250 million in LGA cuts but not those $250 million in LGA cuts.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
The Union Leader focuses on his statement that conservatives can win in 2010.
MPR also says many in New Hampshire don't know him but "You can get famous in this country overnight. Look at American Idol or Sarah Palin."
A CNN poll finds that President Obama is split with a generic Republican in a 2012 match up.
Rick Santorum is planning stops in Iowa and South Carolina.