Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Senate Republicans have successfully identified two minor violations of reconciliation rules in the final piece of the health-care package. The violations will force the Senate to change the reconciliation bill and ship it to the House of Representatives for final passage.
Miami Herald (Miami, FL)
California Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell said Wednesday he would refrain from pursuing congressional earmark spending for California if elected and does not foresee voting for tax hikes to reduce the federal deficit.
CBS News (USA)
A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.
Politico (Washington, DC)
Senate Republicans are lining up to battle Democrats if they try to push through another 30-day extension of the jobless benefits without finding a way to pay for them first.
Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
Utah Sen. Bob Bennett’s re-election bid could be in serious trouble, based on reports of widespread opposition to the incumbent at Tuesday’s Republican caucuses.
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)
Arizona Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard said Wednesday he won’t join lawsuits filed by other states’ attorneys general to challenge the federal health care overhaul, but Republican Gov. Jan Brewer plans to pursue a lawsuit even without Goddard’s involvement.