Daily News Round-Up for July 29, 2009

The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) announced Monday that he would not run for a third term in 2010, unhappily bowing to pressure from Republican leaders who had urged him to retire. Bunning’s popularity has begun to fade to the point that Republicans feared his seat would fall to Democrats next November if he remained on the ballot.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

The Senate Judiciary Committee will gather at 10 a.m. today to vote on Sonia Sotomayor, with President Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee likely to win approval by a comfortable margin.

The Associated Press (USA)

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday is expected to use his line-item veto power to make additional cuts to the California’s latest spending plan. Schwarzenegger is looking to build up California’s reserves in case of emergencies such as wild fires and earthquakes.

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA)

A poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center shows a dramatic decline in the public’s confidence in Gov. Deval Patrick. The poll also showed that he is running behind his prospective rival’s in next year’s race.

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One Response to Daily News Round-Up for July 29, 2009

  1. Erica McLean says:

    I would like to be able to join a letter or petition to Sen. Graham thanking her for her vote (and the other Republican senators who have agreed to vote for confirmation to thank them for their position), in order to show responsible Republicans that they are widely supported. I would also be happy to send the contrary email to Senators Sessions, Hatch, Grassley, Kyl, Cornyn and Coburn suggesting that such purely partisan actions will further alienate the core of the Republican party (at least my Republican party) that they need to regain a Republican majority, except that I doubt it would have any impact whatsoever.

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