- The House Capital Investment committee will visit Lanesboro, Faribault and Apple Valley.
- Fast food workers and retail workers from Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), Greater MN Worker Center, Working America will be joined by community allies organizing with the Minneapolis Works campaign to participate in a day of action. They will advocate for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, fair scheduling, paid sick days and an end to wage theft in Minneapolis.
- 12:15 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will join Saint Paul Public Schools, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the community of Parkway Montessori Middle School, and Rebuilding Together for volunteer event at Parkway Montessori Middle School.
- 1 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will visit with Kindergarten students at Roosevelt Elementary in Detroit Lakes. Lt. Governor Smith also will talk with administrators, teachers, and teaching aides at the school about impact of all-day Kindergarten.
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will raise money tonight at Minikhada. Sen. Marco Rubio had to postpone his fundraiser because of a vote in Washington.
- Beginning yesterday commissioners Katie Clark Sieben (DEED), Cynthia Bauerly (Finance), David Fredrickson (Ag), Thomas Landwehr (DNR), John Linc Stein (PCA), Ken Peterson (DOLI), Mark Phillips (IRRRB), Mike Rothman (Commerce), and Charlie Zelle (MnDOT) are on a three-day tour will visit seven cities and towns in northern Minnesota to explain “Minnesota Business First Stop.” Tour stops include Warroad, International Falls, Bemidji, Bena, Cohasset, Carlton, and Duluth.
Mark your calendars
- Sept. 17 – DFL Senior Caucus will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.
- Oct. 11 – Congressional District 1 will hold a FDR dinner at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester. The keynote speaker is Javier Morillo-Alicea, SEIU #26 President, political commentator and activist. He will share stories about his entry into progressive politics. DFL elected officials and candidates will also speak. For more information or tickets, contact Randy at 651-210-3981 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy at email@example.com.
- Nov. 4 — CD3 DFL’s An Evening Conversation with Vice President Mondale and Don Shelby, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., details coming soon.
2015 special election
DFL endorsing convention abruptly canceled, Timberjay
Jeb Bush’s new tax plan could cost $3.4 trillion over next decade, Washington Post
Ted Cruz’s big week gets Trumped (and Huckabee-d), Washington Post
A new CNN/ORC national poll shows Trump far ahead of the rest of the GOP field, with 32 percent. That’s up 8 percent from CNN’s last poll! Ben Carson has risen 10 points to 19 percent. Jeb Bush is third with 9 percent, down 4 points since August; Ted Cruz is fourth with 7 percent. Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker follow at 5 percent. The other candidates are at 3 percent or less, including Marco Rubio. He’s fallen a statistically significant 5 points since August. A remarkable stat: 51 percent of Republicans think Trump is most likely to emerge as the GOP winner, and only 19 percent think Bush will eventually be at the top the ticket (down from 31 percent in the last poll). In July, 14 percent thought Walker was most likely to win; now it’s just 1 percent. Washington Post
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Ranking Senate Member of the Joint Economic Committee and Al Franken, the top Democrat on the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, announced that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will receive $5 million to create an apprenticeship partnership program with Enterprise Minnesota, a private-sector organization that helps support manufacturing companies across the state. The partnership, which includes more than 100 employers spanning several key industries, is expected to bring more than 800 Minnesotans into new apprenticeships. The program will provide on-the-job, industry recognized, credentialed training in the agriculture, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, IT, and transportation industries.
Black Lives Matter
Campaign finance reform
As GOP tries to avert shutdown, Dems name their price, Washington Post
BREAKING: No one knows who their member of Congress is, Washington Post
Democratic National Committee
Two D.N.C. Officials Call for Adding More Debates, New York Times
Highlights from Trump, Cruz rally against Iran deal, Washington Post
AAN targets Congressman Rick Nolan on Iran nuclear deal, Star Tribune
Ad watch: Norm Coleman’s group targets Nolan over Iran vote, Pioneer Press
Today in history
September 10, 1859
The oldest union on record in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis and St. Anthony Typographical Union No. 42, was chartered.
Task force takes on future of Met Council, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Mille Lacs Lake
Minnesota Family Council
Mondale to be honored at 2 D.C. events next month, Pioneer Press
Heitkamp says she won’t run for governor in 2016, Fargo Forum
School Trust Lands
Mark Dayton names School Trust Lands director, Pioneer Press
State Fair Poll
Outsider candidates do best in State Fair ‘corn poll,’ Pioneer Press
Alexander Butterfield, the Richard Nixon aide who publicly revealed the existence of the secret taping system that eventually helped force the president’s resignation, never turned over thousands of documents from his time in the administration to the National Archives.
Bob Woodward got access to all of them, and he interviewed Butterfield for 46 hours. “The Last of the President’s Men,” Woodward’s 18th book, will be published Oct. 13. It includes 75 pages of original documents from the trove.
“These are the last pieces of the Nixon puzzle,” the Washington Post associate editor tells Carlos Lozada, the paper’s nonfiction book critic. “Butterfield was the consummate gray man, in the background but potent.”