Stories You Should Know (11/5/09)

Wall Street Journal (USA)

The Democratic victory in a heavily Republican upstate New York district hinged more on local concerns and quirks of the race than broader political issues, according to voter interviews.


Google News (USA)

The House is steaming toward a historic vote on President Barack Obama’s remake of the U.S. health care system, with Democratic leaders increasingly confident and the powerful seniors’ lobby AARP about to get on board.


New York Times (New York, NY)

Republicans emerged from Tuesday’s elections energized by victories in Virginia and New Jersey, but their leaders immediately began maneuvering to avoid a prolonged battle with conservative activists over what the party stands for and how to regain power. Tim Pawlenty and Mike Huckabee are now vowing to stay away from Third Party candidates.


Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)

A personal crisis put Mark Shurtleff’s political aspirations on hold, as the attorney general abandoned his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Wednesday to help care for a troubled daughter.



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