Stories You Should Know (6/25/10)

Washington Post (Washington D.C.)
After two election cycles in the political wilderness, conservatives appear to be rallying in advance of the 2010 midterm election.  In new Gallup numbers released this morning, 42 percent of Americans describe themselves as conservative while 35 percent say they are moderates and 20 percent call themselves liberals.

New York Times (New York, NY)
The House on Thursday approved legislation to curtail the ability of corporations and other special interest groups to influence elections by requiring greater disclosure of their role in paying for campaign advertising.

Bloomberg News (USA)
Senator Blanche Lincoln will accept a House compromise on a derivatives measure that would force banks to push swaps trading into subsidiaries, clearing the last major hurdle in the financial overhaul bill

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Senate Democrats abandoned on Thursday efforts to provide fresh aid to cash-strapped state governments and extend emergency unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers, leaving in limbo President Obama’s push for more spending to bolster the economy.

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