Stories You Should Know (2/26/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Republicans had been hesitant to accept President Obama’s invitation to participate in Thursday’s White House health-care summit. Their hesitance turned out to be justified.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Gov. David A. Paterson said Thursday night that as he weighed his political future, he was seeking counsel from elected officials across the state. But the first few hours of that listening effort offered some sobering advice.

Wall Street Journal (USA)
The House ethics committee has found Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, violated House rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of trips to the Caribbean, senior congressional officials said Thursday.

CQ Politics (Washington, DC)
Gov. Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign spokeswoman says she’s noticed a pattern when it comes to the “patently false” rumors that Crist is planning to drop his GOP label and run as an Independent this fall. She says those rumors tend to coincide with bad news days for Crist’s GOP primary rival, former state Speaker Marco Rubio- like the one he’s having now as reports are accusing him of misusing his Florida GOP credit card for personal dinners and taking his wife on trips.

ABC News (USA)
Meghan McCain, the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and a self-described “progressive Republican,” today assailed the tea party movement.

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