Daily News Round-Up for May 18, 2009

Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)

President Obama chose UT Governor and Republican rising star Jon Huntsman Jr. as the new US Ambassador to China.

Pioneer Press (Minneapolis, MN)

In the last argument to the court before his attorneys appear before the justices June 1, MN Senator Norm Coleman (R) said elections officials used “different shortcuts” to evaluate absentee ballots, leading to unconstitutional treatment of voters.

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT)

While many in the state and national Democratic Party have lined up behind U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, he is nevertheless about to get his first official Democratic challenger.

Politico (Washington, DC)

The President has a lofty goal: try to get at least some moderate Republicans to back big-ticket items such as Obama’s health care plan, but avoid the public spectacle of being rejected a second time around.


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