Stories You Should Know (5/17/10)

Google News (USA)
Senate Republicans are unlikely to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, but they do plan to pepper her with tough questions about her legal positions, policies and practices during her upcoming confirmation hearings.

ABC News (USA)
As the nation prepares for a midterm version of Super Tuesday, one race stands out as a symbol for the current state of politics on Capitol Hill — the Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The establishment candidates for the U.S. Senate could lose on both the Democratic and Republican side Tuesday in primaries to replace retiring Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R), an outcome that would further illustrate the appeal of running as an outsider in the 2010 election cycle.

OC Register (Newport Beach, CA)
Former Vice President Dick Cheney writes: “I am proud to endorse Meg Whitman to be the next governor of California. Meg has the conservative values, leadership skills and vision to reform state government and usher in an era of strong economic growth and prosperity.”

Hotline on Call (Washington, DC)
Ex-Rep. Tom Campbell (R) is cutting back on TV advertising, switching strategies as some opponents wonder whether Campbell’s surprisingly strong campaign is running low on funds.


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