Daily News Round-Up for June 18, 2009

Daily News Miner (Fairbanks, AK) RMC Ally Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the News
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has decided to seek a spot in the Senate Republican leadership that suddenly became available Wednesday.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Health care reform hit a serious setback Wednesday, with the Senate Finance Committee blowing its own deadline for a bill and the Health Committee breaking sharply along partisan lines – developments that place President Barack Obama’s August deadline for passing a bill in doubt.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
President Obama’s plan to rein in federal spending on health care could end up shifting costs to the private sector, economists say.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
GOP congressional candidates in the notoriously libertarian Mountain West believe they have an issue that could reap electoral gains in 2010 – government spending.

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