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The Daily Digest (Obama pushes plan; e-cigs at the Capitol; Seifert running mate)

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President Barack Obama spoke at St. Paul's Union Depot, focusing his speech on transportation project funding. He asked Congress for more than $300 billion to update the nation's roads and railways. (MPR News)

PoliGraph fact-checked Obama's speech. Most of the President's facts were right, but they lacked some context. (MPR News)

The debate over how to regulate e-cigarettes is underway at the state Capitol. (AP via MPR News)

Marty Seifert, a Republican candidate for governor, says he’s picked state Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, to be his running mate. Seifert and Myhra will hold a news conference at 10:30 at the Capitol.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has a unique leadership style, one that can frustrate members of his party. (MinnPost)

MNsure is cutting enrollment projections and making plans to avoid a budget deficit. (Pioneer Press)

The Coalition for Impartial Justice wants the Legislature to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would change the way voters choose judges. (MPR News)


Arizona's governor vetoed a bill that would have let business owners refuse service to gays and lesbians. (New York Times)

A federal judge struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. (The Washington Post)

By a wide margin, Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. (The New York Times)

House Republicans introduced a tax bill Wednesday that would make significant changes to the nation's tax code. (The New York Times)

Some Republicans are warning fellow members of the GOP not to focus too much on the Affordable Care Act this election year. (The Washington Post)