Posted at 6:17 AM on November 19, 2012
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The State Health Insurance Exchange will cost more than earlier estimates.
The House DFL released their list of committee chairs on Friday.
Hunters killed more wolves than expected as the first phase of the wolf hunting season ends.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is urging union members to fight for better pay.
The stadium authority set goals for minority and female hiring.
State officials also say the Vikings have the right to sell seat licenses.
AP says Minnesota lawmakers are easing off proposals to change the Minnesota Constitution.
A Minnesota refinery is seeking approval by the Public Utilities Commission to upgrade the facility.
The Wall St. Journal says U.S. companies are scaling back spending as a result of the economic uncertainty from the fiscal cliff.
The fiscal cliff is following President Obama as he travels to Asia.
DFL Sen. Al Franken talks about the fiscal cliff with KARE11.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz is pushing for a deal to end the fiscal cliff and a deal for a new Farm Bill.
The conflict on the Gaza strip has intensified.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is calling for restraint in Gaza.
Former CIA Director David Petreaus says he believes terrorists were behind the attack on Libya.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann says President Obama changed the narrative on Benghazi.
Protesters are calling on Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The House voted to remove a trade barrier with Russia. GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen is mentioned.
The Star Tribune has a story on Democrat Rick Nolan's return to Congress.
Nolan was also featured in the Washington Post.
The Hill mention GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen and GOP Rep. John Kline as having the best chances of defeating DFL Sen. Al Franken in 2014.
WASHINGTON - House Republicans, including Minnesota U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Chip Cravaack, stepped up their campaign against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and comments she made immediately after the Sept. 11 attack on an American diplomatic compound in Libya.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, Bachmann, Cravaack and 95 other House Republicans say Rice "propagated a falsehood" that the attacks were unplanned. Republicans have suggested that the Obama administration sought to conceal whether an Islamic militia group was behind the attack, which killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
Rice's name has been floated as a potential Secretary of State in the second Obama administration but the House Republicans' letter says all 97 will oppose any effort elevate Rice to the nation's top diplomatic post.
That means very little as cabinet nominees are confirmed by the Senate, not the House. Also, neither Rep. Mike Rogers, the chair of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, nor Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, are signers of the letter.
Cravaack's attempt for a second term ended earlier this month with his defeat by former Rep. Rick Nolan, so this letter also represents what is likely to be one of Cravaack's last forays into the world of foreign affairs.(4 Comments)