Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009 - 8:39 AM
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USA Today:
U.S. in fiscal peril with $12.1 trillion debt
2010 shaping up to be year of the massive budget deficit

NY Times editorial:
'New Yorkers have no choice but to vote out all the lawmakers and start over'
 
Washington Post/AP:
Mailman to deliver aid in case of anthrax attack
Obama puts Postal Service in charge of dispensing "medical countermeasures" to biological weapons
 
Politico:
Man chosen to review government watch list system helped to design it
 
Washington Times:
Questions about the man reviewing the White House watch list
White House reviewed whether John Brennan would be violating ethics rules
 
Fox News/AP:
TSA Going After Bloggers Who Wrote About Directive to Increase Security After Terror Incident
TSA subpoenas travel bloggers, demanding to know who leaked security directive to them
 
Los Angeles Times:
Government insurance for long-term care likely to slip into final health care bill
Majority of senators voted against including the proposal
 
Fox News/AP:
13 Republican Attorneys General Threaten Lawsuit Over Health Care
 
Boston Globe:
Yemen gas shipments to Boston stir worry
Terror cited; Coast Guard examines tanker security

Boston Globe/AP:
Ill. governor calls inmate release plan a ‘big mistake’
Reverses policy in which about 1,700 set free

Washington Post:
U.S. takes majority stake in GMAC, giving lender $3.8 billion more in aid
 
Boston Globe:
'Krumping,' a form of street dancing, credited with keeping teens out of trouble
Frenetic form of self-expression is sweeping urban neighborhoods in Boston and beyond

Boston Globe:
GOP’s closed-primary plan may violate R.I, not US law
 
Washington Times:
Va. Gov-Elect McDonnell seeks end to term limit before taking office
 
Chicago Sun-Times:
'White boy with braids' denied entrance to nightclub
Admission is at the discretion of whoever is working the door
 
USA Today:
New 2010 laws: Cooking to texting
No trans fats in California
 
Politico:
The top 10 weirdest moments of 2009
 
Politico:
Media blunders of 2009
 
Chicago Sun-Times/AP:
Rick Warren, Saddleback Church make ugent appeal for donations
 
New York Times:
Spy Agencies Failed to Collate Clues on Terror
 
USA Today:
Congress eyes air rules
Flurry of proposals targets air security
 
Fox News/AP:
Obama Vetoes First Piece of Legislation
Stopgap spending bill never had to take effect
 
Washington Times:
Washington Times announces newsroom layoffs
 
Washington Times:
Veteran benefits entangled in red tape
Weak economy adds to tally seeking government health care
 
Washington Post:
In aftermath of Fort Hood, community haunted by clues that went unheeded

Washington Post:
White House visitors log reflects Obama agenda
 
Washington Post:
Democrats may eliminate influence of superdelegates
 
Washington Post:
Key positions vacant as nominees await Senate confirmation
 
USA Today:
'Special problems' force courts to confront cellphone issues
 
San Francisco Chronicle:
Public-private pairing envisioned for San Francisco parks
 
San Francisco Chronicle:
Nevada governor fires adviser over first lady 'window dressing' comment
 
Los Angeles Times:
5,337 guns are taken off the street in L.A. County
 
New York Times:
In Cuba, Hopeful Tenor Toward Obama Is Ebbing
 
New York Times column:
Maureen Dowd: As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His
Houston Chronicle:
Islamic school says Nigerian terror suspect studied in Houston
Intensive, Islamic education seminar in Houston designed for top scholars
 
Denver Post:
Colorado's first all-girls public school coming to Denver
 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Changes in emergency rooms cater to elderly
 
Seattle Times/AP:
Quake shakes wide area of US-Mexico border region