Welcome to the Daily Digest where day care providers are suing to stop a unionization vote, Dayton readies to announce a bullying task force, and a woman says she and Herman Cain had a years-long affair.
A group of day care providers announced a lawsuit Monday to block a unionization vote.
The Committee on Rules and Administration will hold a hearing on the issue at 9 a.m.
Gov. Mark Dayton will announce an anti-bullying task force. He's holding a press conference on the issue today.
The state will get federal health care funds after all, MPR reports.
A Ramsey County hearing underscores the tough decisions Minnesota communities are making about taxes and services.
The Senate holds a hearing on the stadium today. Here's the agenda.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz's bill to prevent insider trading in Congress has earned 19 Republican co-sponsors, according to the The Hill.
National Public Radio looks at a little-known federal office that has big sway over the final wording of new regulations.
The super committee missed their deadline to come up with a deficit plan last week. As a result, automatic cuts will kick in 2013. Here's what the "sequestration" process could look like.
On the Campaign Trail
Rep. Michele Bachmann downplayed Newt Gingrich's Union Leader endorsement.
She was in South Carolina Monday, once again hitting Gingrich for being inconsistent, the Associated Press reports.
Bachmann announced Tea Party co-chairs in South Carolina.
One to watch: the Des Moines Register reports that social conservative groups in Iowa are considering a joint endorsement. Bachmann is among the potential candidates.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer agrees with Bachmann's stance on Pakistan.
Bachmann did a series of radio interviews yesterday. Here's a link to her spot on the Laura Ingraham show.
She skipped an interview with a South Carolina radio host to go on Fox News, according to the Huffington Post.
The Romney campaign is sending around this mailer in Iowa, touting Romney as the most electable candidate.
DFL party chairman Ken Martin compared Bachmann to liberal Senator Paul Wellstone. (He may have read Bachmann's memoir, Core of Conviction; in it, Bachmann compares herself to Wellstone as well.)
The comments were made in conjunction with a new DNC ad and website meant to paint Romney as a flip-flopper on a number of issues.
Romney National Co-chair Tim Pawlenty defended Romney against the nationwide DNC attack.
Bloomberg looks into Romney's shifting stance on immigration.
Meanwhile, Gingrich outlines his immigration plan.
What will the GOP presidential candidates do if they don't win the nomination (or the presidency, for that matter)?
President Barack Obama's approval rating remains low, according to a new Gallup poll.(1 Comments)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to House Republican leaders today defending his recent executive order for a unionization vote among some child care providers.
Last week, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, and House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood,
Dayton said the claim by Zellers and Dean that his order will raise the cost of child care is their opinion and not a fact. The governor also said it was appropriate to limit the vote to the roughly 43 hundred in-home providers who participate in a state-subsidized program.(1 Comments)
Posted at 3:27 PM on November 29, 2011
by Mark Zdechlik
Filed under: Michele Bachmann
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is heading to South Carolina for a series of six bookstore visits Friday through Sunday according to her campaign. Bachmann will be signing copies of her book, Core of Conviction, instead of campaigning in Iowa where the first-in-the-nation caucuses will be held in a little more than one month. South Carolina is where the "first-in-the-south primary" will take place and it's a state Bachmann has been targeting along side Iowa in her effort to win the GOP nomination to run against President Barack Obama next year. Republicans in South Caroline will weigh in on the nomination battle after their counterparts in Iowa and New Hampshire.