Stories You Should Know (12/22/09)

New York Daily News (New York, NY)
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to announce Tuesday he is not running for U.S. Senate or anything else in 2010, effectively ending his storied – and often stormy – electoral career, The Daily News has learned.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The Senate cleared the second of three key procedural hurdles on President Obama’s health-care legislation early Tuesday with another party-line vote, continuing the effort to pass the bill before Christmas.

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
The number of Republican candidates who will chase their party’s nomination for Governor remained at two Monday when House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, announced he will not go for it.

Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Michael S. Steele, Republican National Committee chairman, is using his title to market himself for paid appearances nationwide, personally profiting from speeches with fees of up to $20,000 at colleges, trade associations and other groups – an unusual practice criticized by a string of past party chairmen.


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