Stories You Should Know (6/15/10)

Associated Press (Washington, D.C.)
Bowing to pressure from the National Rifle Association, House Democrats agreed Monday to exempt the powerful gun owners’ lobby from key portions of legislation imposing new disclosure requirements on campaign advertising and other political activity.

The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
Everyone’s got a theory about why Alvin M. Greene — an unemployed veteran and political newbie who didn’t trifle with campaign speeches or public appearances — handily won South Carolina’s Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate last week.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY)
Sharron Angle won the Republican nomination for a Senate seat from Nevada largely because she wasn’t the choice of people like Sen. John Cornyn, the Texan who coordinates the GOP’s Senate campaigns.  But on Tuesday, Ms. Angle, who surged to victory on an anti-establishment message, is scheduled to meet with Mr. Cornyn in Washington to discuss how they can work together.

Associated Press (Washington, D.C.)
The Pentagon said Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has been cautioned twice for improperly mingling politics with his military service, but Kirk’s campaign denied any improper conduct Tuesday.

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