Daily News Round-Up for June 16, 2009

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Congressional Republicans pushed back immediately against the Obama administration’s healthcare promotion on Monday, warning of solid opposition to any plan that includes a government role.

New York Daily News (New York, NY)
The White House dangled the ambassadorship to Ireland in front of GOP Rep. Pete King, even before that coveted post went to the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Daily News has learned.

Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh dropped out of the 2010 race for governor Monday, saying he just couldn’t compete with fellow Republican and U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he hopes his “old friend,” CIA Director Leon Panetta, was “misquoted” in a magazine story suggesting that Cheney seems to be wishing for the United States to suffer a new terrorist attack just to prove that Cheney is right about the United States being less secure under the Obama administration.

Real Clear Politics (USA)
Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio will be joined in Washington tomorrow by a leading right-wing voice in the Senate, Jim DeMint of South Carolina.

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