Stories You Should Know (1/6/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Embattled Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek reelection, sources familiar with his plans said Tuesday night.

Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Gov. Bill Ritter will announce today that he is withdrawing from the 2010 race for governor, numerous sources close to the governor confirmed Tuesday night.

Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND)
Continuing the trend of retiring Democrats: longtime U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., announced he will not run for re-election this year, shocking supporters, pundits, and politicos in DC and ND.

Boston Herald (Boston, MA)
Republican candidate for MA Governor Charles Baker has raised $2.3 million in campaign contributions in five months, far outstripping his opponents, including Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick.

Wall Street Journal (USA)
President Barack Obama, in his harshest remarks yet on the terrorism threat facing the nation, said U.S. intelligence agencies knew that al Qaeda in Yemen was targeting the U.S., but “failed to connect those dots” to thwart a Christmas Day bombing attempt.

The State (Columbia, SC)
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham renewed his call Tuesday for federal controls on greenhouse gas pollution, despite continued criticism from the Republican Party’s most radical members.

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One Response to Stories You Should Know (1/6/10)

  1. slamdunk says:

    Nice summary. I am glad Mr. Dodd is retiring, but not sure his replacement will be much of a change.

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