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The Daily Digest: Talking turkey

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In Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate voted to confirm DFL Gov. Mark Dayton’s picks for Metropolitan Council chair and state commerce commissioner, over the objections of many Republicans. (MPR News)

Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t see much momentum this session to implement a federal rule requiring everyone to have special identification cards that meet federal standards. (MPR News)

The new Vikings stadium won't open until next summer, but its booking sheet is getting full: The 2018 Super Bowl. The 2019 NCAA men's basketball Final Four. Now, the state is looking to bring the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship to Minneapolis. (MPR News)

While many state lawmakers Tuesday took part in a cookout to demonstrate that turkey products are safe despite an avian influenza outbreak, one DFL lawmaker tried to joke about it. His western and southern Minnesota colleagues did not see the humor. (MPR News)

A little drama and absurdity happens regularly on the floor of the Minnesota House. (Star Tribune)

National Politics

It appears that the gunmen who attacked a contest to draw cartoons of Muhammed were likely inspired by Islamic State though not acting on the group's orders. (Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton has had a lot of tough headlines lately but her approval rating seems to have weathered the storm, so far. (New York Times)

She's also backing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. (USA Today)

Both chambers of Congress have passed a Republican budget roadmap - the first time Congress has passed such a bill in years. That said, very little of the budget is likely to become law. (Politico)