Stories You Should Know (6/24/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Senate Democrats were ready to throw in the towel late Wednesday on a months-long effort to deliver fresh aid to states and extend benefits to unemployed workers, saying Republicans had rejected their latest offer to pare down the size and cost of the package.

ABC News (USA)
A day after President Obama replaced the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan , Gen. Stanley McChrystal, with Iraq War architect Gen. David Petraeus, Sen. John McCain urged the president not to stop there.

Daily Times (Delaware County, PA)
U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont, and former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, of Allentown, are in a dead heat for the U.S. Senate seat held by Arlen Specter, according to a new poll.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has pledged to contribute $1 million to congressional Republicans’ campaign efforts this fall.

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