Daily News Round-Up for August 12, 2009

The Wall Street Journal (Washington, DC)
Obama campaigned for his health care reform plan in New Hampshire yesterday and met with strong protests on the streets. Obama attempted to dispute claims that reform would lead to euthanasia, ‘death panels’, and a more socialized form of health care.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Former Republican senator Rick Santorum will be traveling to Iowa to speak in front of several conservative political groups. A trip to Iowa raises speculation that the senator maybe considering a presidential run in 2010; however Santorum has stated that it is too early to think about a run.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
A poll of New Hampshire Republicans shows that former 2008 presidential candidate, Mit Romney, leads potential and hypothetical republican candidates for the 2012 White House race. Romney received 50 percent of the votes and significantly beat out Sara Palin and Mike Huckabee.

USA Today (Washington, DC)
A day after his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, passed away Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House today along side 15 others. Senator Kennedy will not be present at the ceremony due to his battle with brain cancer and daughter Kara will accept the medal on his behalf.

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