Stories You Should Know (1/26/10)

New York Times (New York, NY)
The Obama administration has asked the Senate Armed Services Committee to delay hearings on the fate of the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, because the president expects to discuss it in Wednesday’s address to Congress, the committee chairman said today.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Under mounting pressure to rein in mammoth budget deficits, President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a three-year freeze on federal funding that is not related to national security, a concession to public concern about government spending that could dramatically curtail Obama’s legislative ambitions.

Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)
Democrat Kendrick Meek announced Monday that his U.S. Senate campaign had socked away another $1.2 million — giving him a likely bigger haul than Republican Marco Rubio and a smaller one than Gov. Charlie Crist (or so we’re told).

Travers City Record (Traverse City, MI)
U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, declaring he is not ready to give up his seat, said Monday he will not run for governor. Stupak had been consulting with supporters since Lt. Gov. John Cherry, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination to replace term-limited Gov. Jennifer Granholm, withdrew from the race, citing trouble raising money.

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