Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Daily News Round Up for July 1, 2009

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Al Franken in the Minnesota Senate race. Former Senator Norm Coleman (R) conceded last night when given the news, and Democrat Franken should be seated after the July 4th holiday.

Google News (USA)
Legislators in more than a half-dozen states, their revenues evaporating in the recession, frantically worked to stave off government shutdowns and devastating service cuts. California failed to meet a midnight deadline and now may need to issue IOUs instead of paying bills.

The State (Columbia, SC)
Six of 27 members of the conservative Senate Republican Caucus Tuesday night issued a letter calling on Gov. Mark Sanford to resign.

Politico (Washington, DC)
A hard-hitting piece on Sarah Palin in the new Vanity Fair has touched off a blistering exchange of insults among high-profile Republicans over last year's GOP ticket - tearing open fresh wounds about leaks surrounding Palin and revealing for the first time some of the internal wars that paralyzed the campaign in its final days.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth.

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