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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Nov. 18, 2014

Events today

  • Gov. Dayton will meet with Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Tuesday 18, 2014. This meeting will be closed to the press.
  • 10:00 a.m. – The Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission will meet.

2014 Election
Kuisle reflects on election loss, Post Bulletin
How the GOP used Twitter to stretch election laws, CNN

Ben Golnik named executive director of House Republican caucus, Star Tribune
Golnik to direct House Republican Caucus, MPR
Key GOP House member now supports quick fix for Destination Medical Center law, MinnPost
Equalize standards for protecting customer data, The Hill
MNsure says website remained stable through opening weekend, Star Tribune
MNsure reports few open-enrollment problems, 500 new enrollees, AP
Executive: MNsure Signs Up More Than 500, WCCO

Mpls. Committee Approves Restrictions on E-Cigarettes, City Council to Vote in Dec., KSTP
Minneapolis takes first step against e-cigarettes, MPR
Dayton says safety key for Minn. Guard soldiers headed to Africa, Star Tribune
Getting back to basics in the raging debate over deportations, Washington Post
What can we expect from Obama’s immigration plan?, MPR
MPCA completes 65 enforcement cases in third quarter of 2014, MPCA
Energy group pressures Klobuchar on pipeline vote, MPR
Top Republican bows to scientists on climate change, Washington Post
Making sense of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, MPR
EPA chief vows to push climate priorities despite GOP threats, Washington Post
Obama Is Driving a Wedge Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Climate Change Deniers, New Republic

Affordable Care Act
That Silence You Hear Is the Sound of Healthcare.gov Working Just Fine, New Republic
The worst two paragraphs about American politics you’ll read today, Vox
Medtronic profit meets expectations; Covidien deal on track, Reuters
Twin Cities ranked most affordable for homebuyers, Star Tribune
US markets edge higer in early trade, Japan’s decision to postpone sales tax increase, AP

Constitutional Officers
Dayton holds summit to address railroad delays, MPR
Dayton: Pipelines Part Of Solution To Rail Backlog, AP
Congressional Delegation
Klobuchar, Ayotte urge Administration to address ISIS’s campaign of systematic sexual abuse and enslavement of women, Sen. Klobuchar Press Release
Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act sponsored by Rep. Rick Nolan passes House, Congress
Ellison Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Frenzel, Rep. Keith Ellison Press Release
Senate vote-counting on Keystone pipeline goes down to the wire, NY Times
Ben Ray Lujan is Pelosi’s surprise pick to chair DCCC, Star Tribune
Park board to hire firm to re-examine tunnel option for Southwest LRT, MinnPost
New strategy for government coverage, SC Times
Missouri Governor Activates National Guard Ahead Of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision, BuzzFeed
Sad Farewell
Former Minnesota U.S. Rep. Bill Frenzel dies, MPR
Bill Frenzel, Ex-Minnesota Congressman, Dies at 86, AP/WCCO
Bill Frenzel, U.S. Congressman for 20 years, dies at age 86, MinnPost
Civil War monument to Minnesota soldiers dedicated in Nashville, MinnPost

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