News Round-Up for April 30, 2009


Senator John McCain (AZ) is launching a new initiative called the National Council for a New America to help rebuild the Republican Party. Unfortunately the tentative list of participants does not include any moderates or women.

Providence Journal (Providence, RI)

Former Republican Senator and Independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee said that he “got a little ahead of himself” and had not intended to make an announcement for his candidacy this week.

The Hill (Washington, DC)

Some Senate Democrats are angry that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) has let Senator Arlen Specter (PA) keep his seniority after he switched parties this week.

New York Times (New York, NY)

In last nights prime time address President Obama warned about the growing crisis in Pakistan, reflected on his first 100 days in office and reminded Americans to wash their hands to stop the spread of swine flu.


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