Stories You Should Know (4/26/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Senators will face a crucial test vote Monday that could clear the way for debate on far-reaching legislation to overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory system — or end in a partisan standoff — as Wall Street once again takes center stage on Capitol Hill.

Huffington Post (USA)
Although Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd and his sometime Republican ally Richard Shelby continued to make noises on the Sunday talk shows about a possible bipartisan deal, both President Obama and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank have personally urged Dodd not to cut a deal with Republicans.

U.S. President Barack Obama will release a video message to try to reinvigorate the grass-roots effort that helped propel him and Democrats into office.

ABC News (USA)
As the White House reviews candidates to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, several people with deep connections to President Obama have emerged as potential nominees.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
As thousands of activists rallied on the National Mall on Sunday for federal legislation to curb global warming, Obama administration officials and leading senators worked behind the scenes to rescue a climate bill that appeared close to flat-lining over the weekend.


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