Stories You Should Know (3/11/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was notified in October by then-Rep. Eric Massa’s top aide of concerns about the New York Democrat’s behavior, two congressional sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday night.

ABC News (USA)
Democratic lawmakers say they are close to a final deal on a health care bill, but serious questions remain as to whether the final legislation can be passed by President Obama’s deadline of March 18, when he departs for Indonesia and Australia.

Wall Street Journal (USA)
House lawmakers said Wednesday they have banned earmarks inserted into legislation to benefit for-profit companies.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Senate Democrats on Wednesday sought to inject fresh momentum into efforts to overhaul the filibuster, with top Democrats laying the groundwork to reform the procedural weapon next year.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Previously undisclosed e-mail messages turned over to the F.B.I. and Senate ethics investigators provide new evidence about Senator John Ensign’s efforts to steer lobbying work to the embittered husband of his former mistress and could deepen his legal and political troubles.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Hoping to quell a growing uproar on Virginia’s college campuses over gay rights, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell issued a directive to all 102,000 state employees Wednesday that prohibits discrimination in the state workforce, including on the basis of sexual orientation, and warns he will reprimand or fire anyone who engages in it.

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