Daily News Round-Up for July 29, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Democratic Senator Chris Dodd (CT) still trailing Republican Rob Simmons by 9 points, 48 to 39 percent – worse than his 6-point deficit in the firm’s last poll on May 28.

New York Daily News (New York, NY)

Sonia Sotomayor aced her first test vote Tuesday, leaping closer to making history as America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

Austin American Statesman (Austin, TX)

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican who is running for Texas Governor next year, said today she will oppose the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

An emerging consensus among a bipartisan group of senators is poised to shift the dynamic in the congressional debate over health-care reform and could lead to a final product that sheds many of the priorities that President Obama has emphasized and that have drawn GOP attacks.

The Hill (Washington, DC)

The GOP will plot ways to retake the White House at the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) biennial meeting, which starts Wednesday, but first the party will have to determine just how it wants to select its 2012 nominee.

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