News Round-Up for June 11, 2009

The Hill (Washington, DC)
U.S. Capitol Police have tightened security around the Capitol after a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum was shot and killed by an elderly man with ties to white supremacist groups.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Republicans are hoping to use House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s poor approval ratings as a method to gain national support for republicans in the mid-term elections. Republicans hope they can use Democratic policies that have met with widespread opposition for their political gain.

Politico (Washington, DC)
The Republican Party must gain a significant portion of the Hispanic vote in order to win national elections.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Gov. Schwarzenegger has threatened to shut down the state government rather than agree to a high-interest loan to keep the state afloat if he and the legislature do not close the yawning budget gap in coming weeks.

Newsweek (Washington, DC)
There is a potential compromise on one of the most difficult issues of the health care overhaul debate – whether to create a new government-sponsored health plan to compete with private insurers. The compromise would create health care cooperatives owned by groups of residents and small businesses, similar to how electric or other cooperatives operate.

ABC News (Washington, DC)
Rep. Eric Cantor predicted today that Republicans would trounce Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections and could take back control of the House of Representatives.

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