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Daily Brief: Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014

In the Know
Minnesota DFL
Nov. 20, 2014

Events today

  • Gov. Dayton will meet with Representative Kurt Daudt in the afternoon. This meeting will be closed to the press.

2016 Election
Jockeying for position: 2016 presidential contest overshadows Republican governors meeting, AP
Former senator Jim Webb announces presidential exploratory committee, Washington Post
Democrats say ’14 election shows need for ‘blunt’ message on economy in 2016, AP
$10 million fix to Red Line will save time and money
, Star Tribune
Vikings to spend another $647K on stadium modifications,, Pioneer Press
Mpls. police chief announces department changes, MPR
Highway 100 Closing For The Weekend In SW Metro, WCCO
Longtime Edina residents ‘up in arms’ over plan to build more sidewalks, Star Tribune
Rural ag drainage blamed for June flooding in Mankato, Mankato Free Press
Minneapolis police chief announces shakeup of top ranks, Star Tribune
Met Council chairwoman quits, wants ‘just to have one job’, Star Tribune
St. Paul City Council mulls snow plowing report, changes, Pioneer Press

More drama for House Democrats, The Hill
Dems block Walz’s bid for top slot on Vets Committee, MPR
Rand doesn’t stand, Politico

New Republicans in the Minnesota House vow to set the agenda, MPR
GOP to double down on ‘voodoo’ economics?, Washington Post
GOP leaders warn ‘impeachment’ is a dirty word, Politico
Bachmann: Obama turning ‘illiterate’ immigrants into Democratic voters, Washington Post

MNsure sees spike in visits since weekend, AP
Despite volume, CEO says MNsure signups going well, MPR
MNsure Enrollment Process Better But Not Perfect, WCCO
MNsure says stable site means sign-ups coming at faster pace, Star Tribune

Obama’s Immigration Plan Could Shield Four Million, NY Times
Reagan and Bush Acted Unilaterally on Immigration, Too—for the Same Reason That Obama Will, New Republic
Networks won’t air Obama speech, The Hill

Applications for US jobless aid slip; fewest Americans receiving benefits in 14 years, AP
Best Buy’s 3Q results shatter expectations, Star Tribune
City approves loans for Grandview, Highland theater upgrades, Pioneer Press
Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Small Businesses, Nerd Wallet
Target Profit Tops Estimates as Sales Recover Under New CEO, Bloomberg
Vascular Solutions subsidy uncertain, AP

NSA Director confirms that China and other countries can hack and shut down critical systems, AP

Congressional Delegation

Klobuchar Leads Push For Airbag Recall After Minnesotan Blinded, WCCO
MN Senator Amy Klobuchar Pushes For Expanded Air Bag Recall, Valley News Live

Al Franken Takes on Uber, Bloomberg

U.S. House passes bill to aid Grand Portage Chippewa tribe, Northland News Center

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