Stories You Should Know (10/2/09)

Google News (USA)

Former Pennsylvania and extreme anti-choicer Sen. Rick Santorum said he hasn’t decided whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012, but he’s considering a return to politics.

New York Times (New York, NY)

The role Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) played in the hiring of his mistress’s husband is far larger than initially reported.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

The long quest to reform the nation’s health-care system entered uncharted legislative territory early Friday when a key Senate panel wrapped up work on its bill and House and Senate leaders prepared for historic floor debates. The Senate Finance Committee, the fifth and final congressional panel to contribute to the legislation, dispensed with its last amendment at 2:08 a.m.

Union-Leader (Portsmouth, NH)

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is modifying statements she made last month about her removal from a February 2005 town hall-style event hosted by then-President George W. Bush after more facts came to light on the situation.

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