Monday, October 04, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on CQ.com

Edited by Joe Warminsky | Email the editor

In This Issue

  • Intelligence Bill Asserts Congressional Authority
  • Senator Presses for Information From Health Insurer Used by McDonald's
  • White House Bars Funding for Some Programs Under Temporary Spending Bill
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Today in Washington

Note to Readers: The CQ Today Midday Update will be published next on Nov. 4.

The House is not in session.

The Senate is not in session.

The President receives briefings and meets with advisers; hosts a meeting of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

In Washington, The Future of Music Policy Summit continues at Georgetown University through Tuesday.

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Top Stories

Intelligence Bill Asserts Congressional Authority

The fiscal 2010 intelligence authorization measure won't be enacted until days after that fiscal year ended, but the bill's supporters persisted in part so that Congress could reassert its oversight role with the intelligence community. [Read More]

Senator Presses for Information From Health Insurer Used by McDonald's

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV is seeking more information about the health insurance policies sold to nearly 30,000 employees of McDonald's restaurants after a report suggested the company might drop the coverage unless regulators waived a requirement in the health care law. [Read More]

White House Bars Funding for Some Programs Under Temporary Spending Bill

Federal programs that are on the chopping block will not necessarily get a reprieve under the spending measure that is funding most government agencies over the next two months. [Read More]

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CQ Politics: The Eye

NRCC Spends More Than $5 Million on Ads This Week: This week's television ad assault by the National Republican Congressional Committee includes 27 new ads hammering Democrats for their ties to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the national party.

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

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