Stories You Should Know (1/7/10)

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
Control of the Texas House is up for grabs and will be decided this fall in a handful of districts, many of them in Dallas County.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his seventh and final status report with all the charm that got him to the Sacramento stage in the first place.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The failure of U.S. authorities to detect a plot to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day has reignited long-simmering concerns that intelligence reforms implemented five years ago remain inadequate to prevent terrorist attacks.

Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)
Republican Steve Abbott of Portland will announce his candidacy for governor next Tuesday, according to an invitation that went out Tuesday night. Abbott is best known as the Chief of Staff for Sen. Susan Collins, an RMC ally.

Denver Post (Denver, CO)
After huge successes in the Rocky Mountain West in 2008, Democratic prospects in the region have started to sag, according to several recent polls. Democrats are hoping Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will run for Ritter’s seat.

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