Good morning. It's Thursday, and Dr. Oz and stolen emails provided material for the news media over much of the past day. Yes, this is campaign 2016. Let's take a look at the Digest.
1. Wages across Minnesota are finally showing signs of recovering after the recession that ended years ago. Census numbers out today show increases in median household income last year across most demographic groups, as well as a decline in the number of people living in poverty in the state. But disparities still persist, with the median household income of black and American Indian Minnesotans trailing far behind whites and Asians in the state. (MPR News)
2. The chair of the Minnesota DFL Party says Democrats are better off with Donald Trump on the ballot in Minnesota, even though the party unsuccessfully sued to remove the Republican nominee. Ken Martin says Trump will drive up DFL voter turnout and depress Republican turnout, and that the DFL lawsuit was designed to make a point about the state Republican Party. The state GOP chair says the DFL lawsuit was a massive overreach that will backfire on Democrats. (MPR News)
3. Trump went on the "Dr. Oz Show" Wednesday and talked about his health. The episode doesn't air until later today, but people who were in the audience said Trump gave Oz a two-page summary of his records. Other than wanting to lose 15 pounds, Trump said he's in good shape. His campaign didn't release anything to the press and sent conflicting messages about what Trump would or wold not say on the show. (Washington Post)
4. Hillary Clinton released a letter from her physician Wednesday stating that Clinton "continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States. The letter details how Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia last week and what happened to her at the 9/11 memorial. The campaign also released some details of Tim Kaine's health records. (Spoiler alert: His cholesterol is a little high) (NPR)
5. The Clinton Foundation has been the subject of a lot of questions regarding possible conflicts it creates for Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump's business organization raises similar questions, although there are a couple of major differences. The Clinton Foundation discloses its contributions and spending. Most of the financial information about the Trump Organization is confidential. And the Clintons don't directly benefit from their foundation, whereas the Trump family earns millions from its business operations. So what are the possible conflicts involved if Trump becomes president? (Newsweek)
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