Stories You Should Know (5/11/10)

The Atlantic (USA)
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee won’t be spending any more money in the May 22 Hawaii special election. The race for the state’s First Congressional District, where President Obama was born and raised, features two Democrats; and it appears the two will split the Democratic vote.

Charlestown Gazette (Charleston, WV)
Rep. Alan Mollohan says he sees Tuesday’s primary challenge no differently than any other in his nearly 30-year career, but Democratic voters in the 1st WV District just might.

New York Times (New York, NY)
President Obama introduced Elena Kagan, the nation’s solicitor general and a former dean of Harvard Law School, as his nominee to the Supreme Court on Monday, praising her “fair-mindedness and skill as a consensus-builder,” as he implored senators to conduct a bipartisan confirmation free of election-year politics.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
President Obama plans to instruct federal agencies to radically overhaul the process now used to hire government workers. The change is expected to cut in half the time it takes to fill vacancies and allow the government to better compete with the private sector for top talent.

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