Stories You Should Know (6/11/10)

The New York Times (New York, NY)
Senate Republicans failed yesterday to halt the Obama administration’s plan to regulate greenhouse gases, engulfing the chamber in a sprawling daylong debate that bounced from climate skepticism to posters of dead birds smeared in oil.

The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
The final act in Congress’s effort to rewrite the nation’s financial regulations got off to a prickly start Thursday, as Democrats tacked on new provisions to the landmark legislation even before the first meeting of a House-Senate conference committee, angering Republicans who claimed they have been kept in the dark by the majority party.

The Associated Press (Washington, D.C.)
Senators are mining Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s work as an aide to former President Bill Clinton for clues about her opinions and legal approach.

Politico (Washington, D.C.)
President Barack Obama holds an edge over each of his potential Republican challengers in 2012, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee runs closer to Obama than any other Republican in the field, taking 44 percent of the vote to the president’s 46 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney trails by a slightly wider margin, taking 42 percent to Obama’s 45 percent.


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