Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Sen. Max Baucus’s controversial health care plan that was released yesterday has failed to earn a single GOP endorsement, including three key GOP lawmakers who had been working with Baucus for months have rejected his bill.
Fox Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
WWE CEO Linda McMahon, a supporter of the Republican Majority for Choice and the “brains” behind the entertainment magnate, will be self-funding much of her own CT Senate campaign.
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
Former Illinois Republican Chairman Andy McKenna is expected to announce he’s running for governor, with state Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine giving up his bid for the post to serve as his running mate, sources familiar with the partnership said Wednesday.
Seattle Times (Seattle, WA)
On paper, they are special advisers, chairmen of White House boards, special envoys and Cabinet-agency deputies. But critics call them “czars,” and their increasing numbers have become a flash point for conservative anger at President Obama.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Republican Congressman John McHugh to be Secretary of the Army, paving the way for him to join the top ranks of President Barack Obama’s Democratic administration.
New York Daily News (New York, NY)
An undecided President Obama asked Colin Powell on Wednesday whether to increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.