Stories You Should Know (12/9/09)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
President Obama plans to outline Tuesday a major push to tackle one of the biggest threats to the economy and to his administration: the soaring unemployment rate. The response comes to growing criticism over the performance of his stimulus package.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
Maybe it was just a Monday, but U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison had the kind of day that causes high anxiety for federal candidates running for state office as she filed for candidacy and kicked into campaign mode.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Oregon House Minority Leader Bruce Hanna said Monday that he is listening with interest to pleas that he jump into the Republican race for governor.

Boston Herald (Boston, MA)
Voters take a dramatic step forward today in filling the historic Senate seat held for nearly a half century by Edward M. Kennedy, choosing from a half-dozen Democratic contenders in a mad dash to succeed the late political legend.

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