Stories You Should Know

Wall Street Journal (USA)
The pending health-care overhaul remains unpopular with a broad swath of the public, but core Democrats the party needs to show up and vote in November are strong backers, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

Fox News (USA)
A GOP lawmaker says that the White House committed a “crime” if it offered Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak a federal job in exchange for dropping his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa. “That would be a crime to offer anybody a federal job,” Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Fox News on Friday.

Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Colorado caucus-goers boosted the hopes of underdog candidates Tuesday night in the long-awaited first votes in a trio of high-profile races, including a neck-and-neck race between Republican Senate nominee hopefuls.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
In the details of the financial reform legislation introduced this week are fundamental changes to the Federal Reserve that would shift power from the regional Fed banks around the country and concentrate it in Washington and New York.

Star Ledger (Newark, NJ)
A state appeals court today ruled New Jersey’s secretary of state must accept a petition a citizens group filed to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, but left open the question of whether the removal effort itself is constitutional.

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