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Daily Brief: November 21st, 2014

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Minnesota DFL

Nov. 21, 2014

Events today

  • Governor Dayton will host a group of student athletes for lunch at the Governor’s residence to honor their outstanding sportsmanship and athletic accomplishments. Jessica Christoffer (Jackson County Central High School), Kailee Kiminski (Elko High School), and Tierney Winter (Waterville Elysian Morristown High School) will be joined by their parents and coaches. This meeting will not be open to the press.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Senator Franken will speak at the grand opening of the new Washburn Center for Children Headquarters to discuss the importance of children’s mental health services.
  • Senator Franken will also speak at the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s annual meeting, in Bloomington.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Senator Klobuchar will speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Highway 52 and County Road 9 Intersection project. Gov. Mark Dayton, Rep. John Kline, and MN DOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle are expected to attend as well.

Events tomorrow

  • The Minnesota Farmers Union will hold its 73rd annual state convention at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1330 Industrial Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
  • 10:00 a.m. – The DFL State Central Committee will meet at DFL Headquarters.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Senator Franken will speak at the Minnesota Farmers Union state convention.

 *Note: Due to Thanksgiving holiday, DFL offices will be closed Nov. 24th – Nov. 28th.

2014 Elections

Jeff Johnson back to work at Hennepin County after grueling governor’s race, Star Tribune

Selcer defeats Stensrud in recount, Star Tribune

‘Like It Never Happened’: Public Shrugs at Midterm Results, Poll Shows, NBC News

Are the Twin Cities’ suburban swing districts now firmly DFL territory?, MinnPost

2016 Elections

O’Malley hires ex-Clinton staffer ahead of likely presidential run, MSNBC

Gary Johnson Hopes To Run In 2016 And Promises Not To Pander To Iowans, Huffington Post

Ex-Senator Jim Webb Explores Presidential Candidacy, NY Times

Here’s How Potential 2016 Candidates Are Reacting To Obama’s Immigration Action, Huffington Post

Democratic groups gearing up for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Fox News



Big Stone Co. GOP chair: Muslims are terrorists, we should ‘frag ’em’, Star Tribune

In hate speech from GOP leader, a question of values, MPR

GOP rebukes county chairman’s ‘outrageous’ comments on Muslims, Star Tribune

Big Stone County GOP official calls Muslims ‘parasites’, AP

Minnesota GOP chairman condemns county party official’s Facebook comments about Muslims, AP



State Adds 9,500 Jobs in October, DEED

Archdiocese reports $9.1M deficit, mulls bankruptcy, MPR

Minnesota Reservation Joins Buyback Program, AP

Bemidji students join unrest over chancellor, MPR

MnSCU’s presidents, trustees back chancellor amid leadership questions, Pioneer Press



Transportation talk on Dayton’s lunch menu, MPR

Dayton, incoming Speaker Daudt break bread, talk upcoming session, Star Tribune



Report: Powerful Nevada GOPer Wrote Column About ‘Simple Minded Darkies’, Talking Points Memo

Incoming Nevada Speaker Said Democrats Have ‘Master-Slave’ Relationship With ‘Simple Minded Darkies’, ThinkProgress

House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law, NY Times

Republicans confront own worst enemy on immigration, Washington Post



Minnesota adds 9,500 jobs in Oct., jobless rate falls to 3.9%, Star Tribune

MN jobless rate drops below 4%, first time since 2006, MPR

McGuire-Pohlad soccer group gets powerful supporter, Star Tribune

Minnesota’s unemployment rate continues to fall, dips below 4 percent in October, AP

Mayo Clinic revenue is up, Post Bulletin



Obama’s huge new immigration plan, explained, Vox

Obama changes immigration policy, MPR

Bringing perspective to Obama’s move on deportations, Washington Post

Thousands of Minnesota immigrants poised to benefit from Obama reprieve, Star Tribune

What Does Obama’s Immigration Plan Mean For Minnesota?, WCCO/AP

Legal Scholars: Obama’s Immigration Actions Lawful, Time

Top Obama Aide Uses McConnell No-Shutdown Vow As Weapon Against GOP, Talking Points Memo


Marriage Equality

Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in S.C., Washington Post


Affordable Care Act

The Government Overstated Obamacare Enrollment by 400,000 People. That’s Inexcusable., New Republic


Guantanamo Bay

U.S. releases five Guantanamo detainees to Georgia, Slovakia, Reuters



Minnesota not on track to meet proposed emissions reductions, MPR

State fines MN frac sand plant for air quality violations, MPR

New St. Paul Saints stadium goes green with solar energy and water management, MinnPost


Bill Frenzel

Remembering Bill Frenzel, institution-builder, bridge-builder, and just a Prince of a man, MinnPost


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