Outstate News (11-19-10)

Liebling/Senjem: Recount could hinder decision on Medicaid expansion funds. (MPR)

Davids ‘humbled’ by committee assignment. (Winona)

Nornes named Higher Education committee chair. (Fergus Falls)

Marty: Health care plan highlighted. (Austin)

Dayton calls Republicans’ court attempt ‘desperate’ (MPR)

Dayton: GOP throwing `spitballs’ in Minn. gov race. (AP)

Emmer court hearing Monday; Dayton ramps up preparations to become governor. (ForumNews)

Witnesses for Emmer complaint are for most part Republican activists. (MnIndy)

Walz/Kline/Ellison/McCollum/Klobuchar: Earmarks ban may sink state projects. (Strib)

Rangel finds an unlikely friend in Bachmann. (TheHill)

Bachmann’s office says she never turned down Appropriations panel spot. (MinnPost)

Franken, Klobuchar, Madia press for DADT repeal. (MnIndy)

Franken pushes for anti-bullying legislation. (MnIndy)

Pawlenty: GOP cred, low name recognition for 2012. (AP)

U. of Minn. regents pick Kaler as president. (AP)

Column: U.S. well served by Walz’ knowledge of the world. (Rochester)

Column: Hoping to bring [Citizens League] great budget debate to Mankato. (Mankato)

Editorial (Emmer): Get challenges out of the way. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Don’t play politics with recount. (Albert Lea-Bemidji)

Editorial: We can do without the pat-downs. (Bemidji)