Monday, February 14, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 02-14-2011 AM

I was a late getting this out this morning and it only covers a limited number of articles from today. This evening I'll post a wider selection from the weekend.

GOP Rep. Jeff Flake to run for Senate
USA Today
Jeff Flake, a Republican known for attacking wasteful spending and earmarks, will announce today that he will run for the US Senate seat being vacated by ...

McConnell: The Obama agenda is 'over'
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proclaimed to his hometown Republicans Saturday evening that ...

Mark Kirk: Senate candy man
Politico (blog)
Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) might have the sweetest assignment in the freshman class: He will sit in the Senate's famous “candy desk” and supply confections to his ...

Dodd-Frank ready for congressional close-up
The highest-profile event will be on Thursday, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee. ...

US Internet censorship fight falling short: report
... in China and other countries have fallen short and funding for the drive should be shifted to another US agency, a Senate committee report says. ...

What "original intent" would look like
It took the 17th Amendment, adopted in 1913, to allow for people to vote for their senators (an amendment many Tea Party activists wish to repeal), ...

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