Stories You Should Know (12/18/09)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
The Senate is heading toward a Christmas Eve vote to pass landmark healthcare legislation, but instead of holiday cheer, Democrats and Republicans are digging in for trench warfare.

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA)
President Obama exhorted world leaders at international climate talks to “recognize it is better to act than talk” and seal a framework agreement on controlling greenhouse gases.

New York Daily News (New York, NY)
Gov. Paterson made a surprise visit to a birthday fundraiser Thursday night for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the man many Democrats hope runs for his job next year. He did not contribute.
New York Times (New York, NY)
The Senate Banking Committee voted 16-7 on Thursday morning to reward Benjamin S. Bernanke with a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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