Daily News Round-Up for June 3, 2009

Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)

Chris Christie, the former U.S. Attorney, won the Republican nomination for Governor last night, beating back conservative Steve Lonegan.

New York Times (New York, NY)

New York is not thought of as a big military state. But Representative John M. McHugh, who was selected Tuesday to be President Obama’s secretary of the Army, has long stood out among his New York colleagues for his attention to military matters.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Clearing the way for what could be an attempt at higher office, Gov. Tim Pawlenty abruptly announced Tuesday that he would not seek a third term — a move widely seen in political circles as the first step in a possible presidential run.

Christian Science Monitor (USA)

On Thursday, President Barack Obama will take the stage at Cairo University to deliver a long-awaited address to the Muslim world in which he is will attempt to smooth relations after years of tension.

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