Stories You Should Know (3/1/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Raising the prospect of a “simple up-or-down vote” on health-care reform, White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle said on Sunday she thinks Democrats will secure enough ayes on the measure and signaled that the administration could be moving toward trying to pass it along party lines.

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
The Texas Democratic and Republican primaries are Tuesday. Republican voters will consider whether to stick with Gov. Rick Perry. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and party activist Debra Medina are challenging Perry in the GOP primary.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who served four terms as Wisconsin governor, is securing financial pledges and ramping up his outreach to longtime political aides in preparation for a possible campaign against Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.

Peach Pundit (Atlanta, GA)
Nathan Deal has called two press conferences tomorrow morning, one in Dalton and one in Gainesville, to announce that he is resigning from Congress.

Google News (USA)
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter said Monday he’s seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Blanche Lincoln, challenging the two-term incumbent as she faces the toughest fight of her political career.

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