Daily News Round-Up for August 18, 2009

Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, FL)

U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart withdrew his name for consideration to replace outgoing Republican U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez (FL) last night.

The Hill (Washington, DC)

Liberal Democrats are alarmed by President Barack Obama’s weakening support for a “public option” to compete with private insurance companies as part of his healthcare initiative.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

Conservatives are calling it their August Revolt — a surprising upsurge of activism against President Obama’s proposed healthcare overhaul.

Washington Times (Washington, DC)

Former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is reportedly considering another run for his former position in Maryland- and challenge Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley.


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