Stories You Should Know (10/19/09)

Wall Street Journal (USA)

The Republican Party is gaining fund-raising momentum for the first time since losing the presidency last year, evidence that a summer of conservative activism could augur a political shift.

Politico (Washington, DC)

Support for Charles Rangel within his home state delegation is showing signs of strain — with upstate New York Democrats grumbling about the impact of Rangel’s ethics woes on their already tenuous reelection chances.

Colorado Statesman (Colorado Springs, CO)

Former state Sen. Tom Wiens, R-Castle Rock, says he’ll announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate within the next three weeks, joining a competitive Republican primary race.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Top Administration officials sharply criticized Wall Street firms planning to pay big bonuses, pointedly contrasting the soaring profits some financial companies have recorded in recent days with continuing high jobless rates across the country.

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