Stories You Should Know (2/8/10)

Wall Street Journal (USA)
President Barack Obama, seeking to give new momentum to his languishing health-care legislation, said he would sit down with Republican and Democratic lawmakers to exchange ideas on an issue that has deeply divided the parties.

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)
When U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter switched from a Republican to a Democrat last year, some Democratic loyalists in Pennsylvania said hell would freeze over before they’d embrace an old foe they had been battling in statewide elections for 30 years.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
A tearful Scott Lee Cohen stepped down Sunday, saying he didn’t want to jeopardize the Democratic Party ticket. After Cohen won the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor on Tuesday, word spread that he once was accused of abusing his ex-wife and holding a knife to the throat of an ex-girlfriend. He also admits using steroids in the past.

USA Today (USA)
Sarah Palin declared “America is ready for another revolution” and repeatedly assailed President Obama on Saturday before adoring “tea party” activists, a seemingly natural right-wing constituency should she run for president.

UPI (USA)
One-time Wall Street supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama are turning against him as he pushes for new regulations, The New York Times reported Monday.

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