President Obama provided comfort to the victims of a movie theater shooting in Colorado on Thursday night.
The presidential campaign will now resume after pausing for the Colorado shooting.
The global economy is in the worst shape since 2009.
Unemployment rates rose in 27 states.
Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aide who was put in the limelight after GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann questioned whether she was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, is now receiving police protection. The New York Post says she was threatened by a Muslim man.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison said Bachmann should just admit that she's wrong for her suggestions that Abedin and other federal officials are linked to the group.
MPR also has reaction to Bachmann's suggestion that Ellison is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR.
The top members of the House Intelligence Committee disavow Bachmann.
The Fix says Bachmann has the worst week in Washington last week.
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen, John Kline and GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack aren't commenting about Bachmann's comments.
The Hill says Bachmann's political stock has taken a hit just one year after she won the Iowa Straw Poll.
Politico says Bachmann isn't toast.
MPR says some members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are worried about heading off the fiscal cliff on January 1.
Under the Dome
Gov Dayton is seeking more flood aid from the federal government.
Race for Legislature
AP also has a look at some of the primaries.
Amendment that would ban same-sex marriage
A KSTP/Survey USA poll shows more support for the amendment (52%) than opposition to it (37%).
PRI says the amendment is forcing Somali immigrants to confront a taboo.
Race for Congress
The 8th District DFL candidates appeared on TPT's Almanac.
The Star Tribune profiled Democrat Tarryl Clark.
The Survey USA/KSTP poll of likely voters in Minnesota has President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 6 percentage points, DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar leading Republican Kurt Bills by
fourteen 24 percentage points and Pawlenty being the most popular VP candidates for Romney.
Race for President
Mitt Romney sprinted ahead in the race for cash.
The Washington Post says swing states are seeing a sunnier economic picture and that could help President Obama.
Romney is headed abroad this week.
Pawlenty for VP Watch
The Pi Press says Pawlenty could bring a lot to the Romney ticket.
The Star Tribune says his vanilla like appearance may help him get the nod.
Great quote from Brett Neely from the Fiscal Cliff story
>>>"They have a tax policy that says that they're going to hold the entire economy hostage unless Republicans agree to a tax increase," said U.S. Rep. John Kline, a Republican.
Kline doesn't want to see taxes go up at all. He's also worried that the automatic budget cuts could devastate the economy by throwing thousands of defense contractors out of work.
OK, so Kline is more concerned about defense contractors regardless of how much we are spending through the Department of Defense ... did he listen to Dana Rohrabacher, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss spending during the Defense Appropriation bill last week ?
As one Republican Congressman admitted, (1) Contrary to GOP claims, military spending is HIGHER under President Obama than it was under President Bush. (2) If the sequester is "devastating," then so was President Bush's military budget.
The underlying bill spends about $1 billion more on the Department of Defense's base budget than the current spending level.
Yet, when it came to time to vote on a number of amendments ... relatively small in comparison to the size of the problem, John Kline voted against cutting military bands and NASCAR advertising (see Brett's other stories), a proposal to eliminate the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, saving $375 million.-- continuing to rebuild Afghanistan's infrastructure while its government is not an unwavering ally—and while our own country's infrastructure needs funding—is a poor use of taxpayer money ... or even, an across-the-board cut to the underlying bill of $181 million (out of more than $600 BILLION).
Kline is not part of the solution but he is definitely part of the problem.
I can only hope that her lies and hatred catch up with her next time.
Paulsen's challenger, Brian Barnes, commented on this last week: