Stories You Should Know (9/29/09)

Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY)

Conservative Party candidate Douglas L. Hoffman pledged to help his political rival, moderate Republican Dierdre K. Scozzafava, in her quest for the 23rd Congressional District seat, despite later telling multiple media outlets he never made such a promise.

The Hill (Washington, DC)

At least 14 of the nation’s 22 Republican governors have sent, or will soon send, letters to their respective congressional delegations claiming the Baucus healthcare bills would bankrupt their states.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

The last time a Clinton spoke of a right-wing conspiracy, she provided late-night comedians material for years. These days, barely anyone notices.

Staten Island Advance (Staten Island, NY)

An appearance by former GOP Rep. Vito Fossella at a recent South Shore health-care forum has rekindled speculation about whether the ex-lawmaker plans to seek his old House seat next year.


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