Stories You Should Know (2/11/10)

New York Times (New York, NY)
Charlie Wilson, a 12-term Texas congressman died Wednesday in Lufkin, Tex. He was 76. Wilson was a famous Washington figure and the subject of a recent Tom Hanks film.

News-Times (Danbury, CT)
James A. Amann, of Milford, the former speaker of the House who left the General Assembly to run for governor, is withdrawing his bid for the Democratic nomination.

Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN)
Proclaiming that he’s “in it for keeps,” former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats emerged in Indiana on Wednesday to ignite a campaign to reclaim his old seat from Sen. Evan Bayh.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Two-thirds of Americans are “dissatisfied” or downright “angry” about the way the federal government is working, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. On average, the public estimates that 53 cents of every tax dollar they send to Washington is “wasted.”

South Carolina Politics Today (Columbia, SC)
Democratic candidate and trial attorney Chad McGowan, 38, announced Wednesday that he’s dropping out of the Senate race against incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has locked up the endorsement of the state’s entire Republican Capitol Hill delegation.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Plans to move a jobs bill through the Senate this week are like just about everything else in Washington — buried under a big pile of snow.

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