Daily News Round-Up for June 26, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was elected to take new Chairman Sen. Jon Thune’s place as vice chairwoman of the Senate GOP conference.

Google News (USA)

The man who would replace South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford if he resigned over his affair with a woman in Argentina says the governor should remain in office.

Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA)

The strong backing of Democratic Party leaders has done little to change slumping public support for the party’s newest convert, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Only 28 percent of all those surveyed say that he deserves re-election, according to the latest Keystone Poll, and double that number say it’s time for a change.

Bloomberg News (USA)

President Barack Obama prodded lawmakers to approve a “historic” bill to limit greenhouse-gas emissions as part of intensifying lobbying efforts for a vote in the U.S. House that could come today.

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