Bloomberg News (USA)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said his panel won’t be able to pass health-care legislation next week, dealing a setback to President Barack Obama and underscoring the rifts in Congress over the measure.
Savannah Morning News (Savannah, GA)
GA Republican Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced they will not vote for Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI)
Less than four days after launching a popular cash-for-clunkers program, the Obama administration warned Congress the plan already had burned through its $950-million budget, setting off a rush for more money while leaving thousands of dealers and consumers in the lurch.
Google News (USA)
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to welcome outsiders into the party ranks, not scorn them, as the GOP rebuilds from defeats that left the White House and Congress in Democratic hands.