Stories You Should Know (10/30/09)

Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY)

As a moderate Republican in Congress, former Rep. Sherwood L. Boehlert was one of Rep. John M. McHugh’s closest allies and part of a team of upstate GOP lawmakers that wielded influence in the Capitol. He is lamenting the right-wing’s attacks on the race in NY-23, calling the race “a classic example of how we can continue to be in the minority.”


New York Times (New York, NY)

House Democrats on Thursday unveiled their bill to remake the health care system and said they had the votes to pass it. But Republicans said gimmicks had been used to hide the measure’s long-term costs, which is already estimated at $1.05 trillion.


Miami Herald (Miami, FL)

One day after Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison touted her endorsement from former Vice President Dick Cheney, Gov. Rick Perry unveiled two endorsements of his own in this already contentious primary.


Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Nearly half the members of a powerful House subcommittee in control of Pentagon spending are under scrutiny by ethics investigators in Congress, who have trained their lens on the relationships between seven panel members and an influential lobbying firm founded by a former Capitol Hill aide.


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