Stories You Should Know -3/23/10

ABC News (USA)
President Obama will sign the historic health care bill into law this morning, but Republicans are still battling with promises of lawsuits and heated rhetoric, including a shot from one GOP governor who blasted what he called Obama’s “nanny nation approach” to government.

Ten states plan to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform bill, Florida’s attorney general announced Monday.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Republican Meg Whitman spent $27 million on her campaign for governor in the first 11 weeks of the year, setting a record-shattering pace with a prime-time television ad blitz to introduce herself to voters and defend herself from attacks coming from her primary opponent and Democratic candidates who see her as the person to beat.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he is not abandoning negotiations on a comprehensive energy and climate bill even as he warns of partisan gridlock following the Democrats’ push this week to pass health care reform.

St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay, FL)
Days before he was sworn in as speaker of the Florida House, Marco Rubio and his top deputies hopped on a charter plane to Washington, checked into a $600-a-night hotel hosting a Republican Party conference and hired a chauffeur to squire them around the city, according to even more eyebrow-raising charges that are coming to light.

Wall Street Journal (USA)
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as Acorn, is disbanding, the community activist group said Monday.


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