Friday, October 01, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on CQ.com

Edited by Joe Warminsky | Email the editor

In This Issue

  • Senator Concerned by Commanders' Comments on Afghanistan Timeline
  • Democrats Ask Insurers To Retain Child-Only Policies
  • Irked by Health Expert, Lawmaker Demands Disclosure of Witnesses' Conflicts of Interest
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Today in Washington

The House is not in session.

The Senate is not in session.

The President announces the resignation of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and the assignment of Peter Rouse as interim replacement; meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; attends investiture ceremony of new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan; meets with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

In Washington, the Newseum puts on display the suit, shirt and tie worn by O.J. Simpson on Oct. 3, 1995, the day he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. News History Gallery, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.

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Top Stories

Senator Concerned by Commanders' Comments on Afghanistan Timeline

The Senate's top defense-policy Democrat called out military commanders Friday for inserting "ambiguity" into what he believes is the president's unambiguous intent to begin reducing U.S. force levels in Afghanistan in July 2011. [Read More]

Democrats Ask Insurers To Retain Child-Only Policies

House Energy and Commerce Democrats asked two insurance companies to reconsider their decision to stop offering child-only health insurance policies because of new requirements in the health care overhaul. [Read More]

Irked by Health Expert, Lawmaker Demands Disclosure of Witnesses' Conflicts of Interest

A Republican senator wants to compel greater disclosure of interests held by witnesses who testify before Senate committees, following a protracted tangle with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health expert. [Read More]

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CQ Politics: The Eye

Democrats Pull Out Of Kentucky Markets, Then Go Back In: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee cancelled media buys next week in multiple major Kentucky media markets, only to re-reserve those same buys hours later, according to GOP media trackers.

Barney Frank Opponent Raises $400k in a Month: Sean Bielat's campaign raised more money over the last month than the Massachusetts Republican Congressional candidate had received in the first 20 months of this cycle combined.

The CQ Politics staff reports the latest news in House, Senate and governors' races in The Eye.

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