Hot News Stories (2/2/16)

RMC News Squibs:
News

NPR (USA)
The CDC endorsed a more effective HPV vaccine to prevent cancer. The HPV vaccine is currently recommended for girls and boys ages 11to 12. The HPV-9 protects against nine strains of HPV, an infection that can lead to cervical and other cancers, including mouth and throat cancers.

Lexington Herald Leader (Frankfort, KY)
the Kentucky Senate gave final approval and sent to Gov. Matt Bevin a controversial anti-abortion bill on Monday. The measure initially required women to have a face-to-face medical consultation at least 24 hours before an abortion. The House amended the bill to let women choose between a face-to-face meeting and a live video chat. The Senate on Monday agreed with the House change and approved it on a 33-5 vote.

Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of overreaching Texas law that could lead to the closure of family planning clinics.

RMC Allies in the News

Chicago Tribune (Kenilworth, IL)
New campaign reports show that RMC ally and mainstream Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold leads his Democratic rivals in fundraising in the 10th Congressional District, new campaign reports show.

Maine NPR News Source (Washington, DC)
Republican US Senator Susan Collins is cautious on calls for modernization of Military, stating that while weapons systems need to be modernized, that can’t come at the expense of readiness and training.

Alaska News Link (Anchorage, AK)
Today marks the second week that the Energy Policy Modernization Act has been debated in Washington. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski spearheaded the broad, bipartisan bill, and took to the Senate floor today to advance it.

Of Note

Wall Street Journal (Des Moines, Iowa)
Texas Senator Ted Cruz outmuscled Donald Trump to win the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses on Monday.  The results set the stage for a series of high-stakes showdowns in the weeks ahead between the top two finishers and Florida Senator Marco whose appeal as a general-election candidate was good enough for a late surge that nearly overtook Mr. Trump.

USA Today (Des Moines, Iowa)
Hillary Clinton’s campaign claimed a slim victory early Tuesday over populist firebrand Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses. With all but one precinct reporting in Iowa, Clinton clung to a sliver of a lead over Sanders early Tuesday.

New York Times (Manchester, NH)
New Hampshire offers hope to candidates who lagged in Iowa. Hours before the end of the Iowa caucuses on Monday night, three Republican candidates had already assembled in New Hampshire to rally their supporters. Anticipating disappointment in Iowa, the group — made up of current and former governors — has chosen to make a stand here instead.

National Journal (Des Moines, Iowa)
After underwhelming performances in the Iowa caucuses, the two former governors Mike Huckabee, Republican from Arkansas, and Martin O’Malley, Maryland Democrat, dropped out of Presidential race.

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