New York Times (New York, NY)
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska said Sunday that Gov. Sarah Palin’s decision to resign was largely prompted by the personal legal costs of the ethics investigations against her.
Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
After Democratic promises to run the most open and transparent Congress in history, Republicans say they are stunned by the number of closed-off debates over legislation, including spending bills, and the lack of time to actually see, let alone read, measures before the House votes.
Roll Call (Washington, DC)
Senate Democratic leaders’ hopes of approving health care reform before adjourning for the August recess appear all but dead, with the prospect of meeting President Barack Obama’s demand for a bill on his desk by Oct. 15 looking increasingly difficult.
The State (Columbia, SC)
Executive committee members of the S.C. Republican Party will hold a conference call Monday evening to discuss the fallout from revelations of Gov. Mark Sanford’s secret trip to see his mistress in Argentina.
The Hill (Washington, DC)
House Democrats intend to move more spending bills to the House floor when they return from recess, despite Republican complaints of having limited input on the measures.