Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Congress agreed Thursday to amend the nation’s new health-care law, concluding its long and contentious quest to pass major reforms, and prepared to head home for a two-week recess and to hear from skeptical voters about the legislation.
Times Union (Albany, NY)
Rick Lazio attempted to cement his support among New York Republican legislators Thursday in closed door meetings at the Capitol a day after the lawmakers were courted by his principal rival to lead the Republican ticket, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.
Globe and Mail (Toronto, CN)
David Frum, the Canadian-born conservative pundit who has been harshly critical of the Republican battle plan against President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, is unapologetic after being fired Thursday from a right-wing think tank.
Amid the deepest recession in 70 years, Congress prepared to adjourn for a two-week break without extending jobless programs that are due to expire in coming days.