Stories You Should Know (12/14/09)

Politico (Washington, DC)
In the midst of a gubernatorial campaign, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) announced Friday that he will be resigning from Congress, necessitating a special election to fill out the remainder of his term.

New York Times (New York, NY)
In a surprise setback for Democratic leaders, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, said on Sunday that he would vote against the health care legislation in its current form.

Wall Street Journal (USA)
Top White House economic advisers on Sunday delivered a unified message that creating jobs would take priority over tackling the ballooning federal deficit, and suggested that employment growth could resume by spring, more optimistic than previous forecasts.

San Francisco Chronicle (Washington, DC)
GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner – aiming to stop the momentum of a wealthy competitor, Meg Whitman – will put an additional $15 million of his own money into his campaign, his spokesman said Sunday.

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