Daily News Round-Up for May 4, 2009

Buffalo News ( Buffalo , NY )

Former Rep. Jack Kemp is today remembered in many ways following his Saturday death from cancer – Buffalo Bills quarterback, Western New York congressman, Cabinet secretary and vice presidential candidate.

Roll Call ( Washington , DC )

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is considering running for the Republican Senate nomination in his home state, according to a senior Republican aide with knowledge of the situation.

Politico ( Washington , DC )

Senator Arlen Specter warned Republican leaders on Sunday to stand up against the right-wing Club for Growth, which helped drive the Pennsylvania senator into the Democratic Party last week.

Huffington Post ( USA )

The loss of political moderates is perhaps the best indicator of a political party in decline. When the extremes on either side of the political aisle become the dominant voice in a two-party system it tends to suggest that their beliefs are normative, diminishing the value placed on compromise, which is where moderates most often exist.

ABC News ( USA )

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest serving Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on “This Week” Sunday that President Barack Obama used “code” for an activist judge this week when describing his ideal nominee to replace retiring Justice David Souter

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