Stories You Should Know (11/17/09)

Politics Daily (USA)

A report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent Democrats scrambling over the weekend after the study revealed potentially damaging findings about the cost and coverage of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives. The report said, among other things, that rather than cutting costs, the bill would increase them by $289 billion over 10 years and could jeopardize coverage to seniors because of Medicare cuts.

 

The Hill (Washington, DC)

Doug Hoffman has declared that he is “unconceding” the race, claiming that his “long shot” of picking up more than 65% of absentee ballots might enable him to win and that he was wrong to concede on election night.

 

New York Times (New York, NY)

With unemployment among blacks at more than 15 percent, the N.A.A.C.P. will join several other groups on Tuesday to call on President Obama to do more to create jobs.

 

Staten Island Live (Staten Island, NY)

Former GOP Mayor Rudolph Giuliani last night blasted Democratic President Barack Obama’s decision to try five accused 9/11 terrorists in New York federal court.

 

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is making his candidate preferences known in two Republican primaries — hosting a fundraiser in New York City on Dec. 7 to benefit former New Hampshire attorney general Kelly Ayotte and Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

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