Daily News Round-Up for September 9, 2009

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)

President Obama’s health care speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night has many of the trappings of a “State of Union” address, and perhaps more at stake with his top domestic priority in the lurch. Rep. Charles Boustany of Louisiana will be delivering the GOP response.

Reuters (USA)

U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd will remain chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and not take over the health committee after the death of his friend, Senator Edward Kennedy, a Senate aide said on Wednesday.

New York Daily News (New York, NY)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor debuted her new black robe at a special Supreme Court induction on Tuesday, with President Obama and pop singer Ricky Martin looking on.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)

Republican Christy Mihos said last night that he is on the verge of dropping his campaign for governor to run for the US Senate, adding to a frenzied day of political activity as the field of contenders for the seat of Edward M. Kennedy came into sharper focus.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

In January 2003, then-Del. Robert F. McDonnell helped gavel in one of the most extraordinary judicial reappointment hearings in Virginia history. Now, his remarks are coming back to haunt him as he tries to win Northern Virginia’s social moderates.

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