Stories You Should Know (1/22/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The Roberts court ended its term last summer avoiding a constitutional showdown with Congress over the Voting Rights Act. But its first major decision of the current term might signal a new willingness to act boldly.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
Senator-elect Scott Brown got a hero’s welcome from Republicans yesterday as he swept through Congress on a quick visit, but his first move was a good-will gesture to Democrats: courtesy calls on Senators John F. Kerry, Paul Kirk, and the rest of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Congressional Democrats — stunned out of silence by Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts — say they’re done swallowing their anger with President Barack Obama and ready to go public with their gripes.

Wall Street Journal (USA)
President Barack Obama proposed new limits on the size and activities of the nation’s largest banks, pushing a more muscular approach toward regulation that yanked down bank stocks and raised the stakes in his campaign to show he’s tough on Wall Street.

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