Stories You Should Know (5/10/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Why is President Obama choosing his solicitor general, Elena Kagan, as his second nominee to the U.S Supreme Court? By all accounts, Obama wants someone who can serve as a counterweight to the intellectual heft of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Google News (USA)
Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan has delivered for his West Virginia district for nearly three decades, steering millions of dollars in projects that have helped an anemic economy. But such earmarking by a powerful member of the House Appropriations Committee has drawn scrutiny and stirred the anti-Washington fervor coursing through this year’s elections. Suddenly, Mollohan is facing his toughest challenge.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Real estate tycoon Jeff Greene plans to use his personal fortune to help fund his bid for Florida’s Senate seat, which could drain resources from the eventual Democratic nominee and help both Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Sen. Robert Bennett lost his party’s nomination during the second round of voting at the Utah GOP state convention Saturday, making the three-term Senator the first incumbent to fall in this volatile midterm election cycle.

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