Thursday, January 07, 2010

Reminder: Special year-end offer for CQ subscribers

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Monday, January 04, 2010

CQ Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on

Midday Update for Monday, January 04, 2010 2 p.m.

In This Issue

  • Note to Readers
  • South Carolina's Brown to Retire
  • House and Senate Likely to Bypass Formal Conference on Health Care Overhaul

Today in Washington

The House is not in session. A pro forma session is scheduled for Jan. 5.

The Senate is not in session. A pro forma session is scheduled for Jan. 5.

The President has no public events scheduled.

In Washington, Journalists Greg Jaffe and David Cloud discuss their military history book, "The Fourth Star," about the careers of Gens. John Abizaid, George Casey Jr., Peter Chiarelli, and David Petraeus. 7 p.m., Politics & Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave.


Top Stories

Note to Readers

The next edition of the Midday Update will be published Monday, Jan. 11.

South Carolina's Brown to Retire

GOP Rep. Henry E. Brown Jr. announced he will not seek a sixth term in South Carolina's Republican-leaning 1st District. [Read More]

House and Senate Likely to Bypass Formal Conference on Health Care Overhaul

The House and Senate appear increasingly likely to bypass a formal conference committee on a health care bill and instead work out an informal agreement between top Democrats as a way to avoid further parliamentary delays by Senate Republicans. [Read More]

Political Clippings

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, "The first line of U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian's campaign biography reminds readers of his starring role as point guard for UNLV's basketball team. Other aspects of Tarkanian's basketball career are unlikely to appear in a campaign advertisement unless it's for a political opponent." According to the newspaper: "Tarkanian, son of controversial former University of Nevada, Las Vegas coach Jerry Tarkanian, was an assistant coach for his father at Fresno State University when the basketball program was embroiled in an academic scandal. Although there was never proof that either Tarkanian participated in wrongdoing at Fresno State, that won't stop opponents from trying to implicate the younger Tarkanian."

According to the Miami Herald, "Charlie Crist's final year as governor begins like no other: with perilous poll numbers, his optimism worn thin and his shell of political Teflon deeply scratched. After two years of governing Florida by shrewdly gauging the prevailing political winds, Crist strayed off course as the economy spiraled downward in 2009, his nice-guy image no longer effective as a balm for frustrated Floridians." By the end of 2009, Crist's rival for the Republican Senate nomination, Marco Rubio, had gained ground as a conservative alternative. "It's been a rough patch, and certainly some of it's self-inflicted. No question. I mean, that happens. Nobody's perfect,'' Crist said in an interview with the Herald and the St. Petersburg Times. "But you learn from that, I think."