Stories You Should Know- 3/16/10

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it. The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill.

Denver Daily News (Denver, CO)
Every two years, Democrats and Republicans gather in separate groups throughout Colorado to weigh in on who they would like to represent their party in the future. Attendees tonight will select delegates and vote in preference polls on which of their candidates involved in heated primaries should be on the ballot in the November election.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) unveiled his Wall Street reform proposal Monday, there it was: the much-maligned “Volcker rule.” Dodd’s decision to include the provision in his surprisingly tough reform bill meant two things: The Treasury Department had more sway than anyone expected on the Dodd proposal, and much of the financial punditocracy was just dead wrong about “dead on arrival.”

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