Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for May 26, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)
President Barack Obama will select New York federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the next Supreme Court justice, naming the first Hispanic justice to the high court and adding a second woman to the panel.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, has emerged as a tempting target for Republicans as he prepares for re-election next year: unpopular at home, identified with partisan battles in Washington and shadowed by the memory of the election defeat suffered by the last Democrat who held his job, Tom Daschle of South Dakota.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The Republican Party needs to broaden its base rather than move farther to the political right to make gains against President Barack Obama's Democrats, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Colin Powell couldn’t be more right—the Republican Party is losing its base because of extremists who continue to force the party to the right. We need to move back to the center and focus on our original common sense values if we want to make gains in the November election.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Colin Powell. The GOP base is low and we lack control in the government. Pushing the party more right is only going to force the few supporters we have left to stray. The GOP needs to practice a little give and take.