Daily News Round-Up for July 17, 2009

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor won virtual assurance of rapid confirmation yesterday when Senate Republicans announced that they do not intend to block the final vote.

New York Times (New York, NY)

A party-line Senate committee vote on legislation to remake the nation’s health care system underscored the absence of political consensus on what would be the biggest changes in social policy in more than 40 years.

Politico (Washington, DC)

The American Conservative Union, a social extremist organization, asked FedEx for a check for $2 million to $3 million in return for the group’s endorsement in a bitter legislative dispute, then flipped and sided with UPS after FedEx refused to pay.

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