Stories You Should Know (1/11/10)

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
GOP Chairman Michael Steele and other Republicans on Sunday accused Democrats of a double standard, saying they accepted Sen. Harry Reid’s apology for racial comments about President Obama, but they also should have demanded that the Nevada Senator step down.

ABC News (USA)
A consultant for the campaign of Democratic candidate for Il Governor Dan Hynes resigned after staffers learned he had done time for stealing government grant money.

Miami Herald (Miami, FL)
After months of bloodletting in the U.S. Senate primary and a backlash that toppled the state party chief last week, Florida Republicans urged one another Saturday to join forces in 2010 against their true nemesis: the Democrats.

Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Speaking of the far-right’s attack on mainstreamers: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Democrats will do better than expected in this year’s midterm elections because the Republican Party is being torn apart by an internal “civil war” with radical activists.

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