Stories You Should Know (12/21/09)

USA Today (USA)
Dubbing them the “Louisiana purchase” and the “Cornhusker kickback,” Republicans on Sunday attacked special deals for individual states included in the health care bill heading for a Senate vote this week.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Leaders of the world’s largest economies agreed late Friday to an accord on steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions, a deal hailed by President Obama as an “unprecedented breakthrough” in international negotiations but denounced by critics as too weak to avert the harshest effects of global warming.

Courier Journal (Louisville, KY)
The spokesman for U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul resigned Thursday after the campaign acknowledged that he maintained a page on a Web site that included racist remarks and suggested the government bore some responsibility for the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Hartfordite (Hartford, CT)
Former State Democratic Party Chairman Ed Marcus believes the time has come for Connecticut Democrats to go with another candidate for the U.S. Senate instead of Sen. Chris Dodd.

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