Daily News Round-Up for June 9, 2009

Politics Daily (Washington, DC)
The Republican Party seems to have faced a number of existential choices recently — Powell or Limbaugh? Limbaugh or Cheney? Gingrich or Palin? The Gingrich/Palin question provided the highly dramatic backdrop for Monday’s annual fundraising gala for the Republicans’ House and Senate campaign committees.

Newsday (New York, NY)
A sudden state of confusion in the leadership of the NY State Senate has the potential for significant leadership shifts in the committee structure of that legislative body not to mention the legislative agenda of Gov. David Patterson.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
President Obama is pushing for new pay-as-you-go rule that would require lawmakers to pay for increases in entitlement programs or tax cuts through spending cuts or tax increases.

Bloomberg News (New York, NY)
House Democrats drafting health-care overhaul legislation will lay out proposals today that include creating a government-run program to help cover the uninsured, even as Republicans stiffen their resistance to that idea.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)
Primary voting is underway across Virginia this morning and the tu
rnout is expected to be light despite a contentious three-way race for the gubernatorial Democratic nomination between R. Creigh Deeds, Terry McAuliffe and Brian J. Moran

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