Politico (Washington, DC)
All eyes were on Barack Obama entering Wednesday night’s address to Congress, but a little-known South Carolina Republican may have done more than the president’s combative speech to unify besieged Democrats around health care reform.
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany urged Congress to pass a health-care plan by “working together in a bipartisan way” in remarks delivered after President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
An Orange County lawmaker who inadvertently broadcast explicit remarks about his sexual conquests over an open microphone abruptly resigned from office Wednesday after legislative leaders stripped him of his committee posts and launched an ethics probe of his actions.
Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
Mihos is back in the gubernatorial running. This after telling the Globe on Tuesday night that he was “just about there” in his decision to switch gears and run for Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate seat instead.
The State (Columbia, SC)
SC House Republicans overwhelmingly asked Gov. Mark Sanford to resign Wednesday, saying South Carolina is “mired in a distraction.” The letter, signed by 61 of 72 House Republicans, was delivered to Sanford on Wednesday.