Today’s Most Popular Stories 07.13.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for July 13, 2009:

Washington Post: Sotomayor Addresses Senators as Her Confirmation Hearing Begins

Washington Times: Baseball: Nationals fire Manny Acta

Washington Examiner: President Obama defiant towards health care critics

N.Y. Times: Sotomayor Vows ‘Fidelity to the Law’ as Hearings Start

L.A. Times: Republican pundits open fire on Sarah Palin

USA Today: Bad boy Lesnar entertains, but UFC isn’t laughing

CQ Politics: Obama Nudges Congress on Health Care, But Will He Jump In?

The Hill: ‘Car czar’ Rattner steps down after five months

Politico: Sonia Sotomayor goes low-key on day one of hearing

ABC News: Robbery Not Only Motive in Fla. Killings

CBS News: Secret CIA Al Qaeda Plan Leaked In Report

Fox News: Murdered New York Woman Was Found With Crucifix Taped on Lips

MSNBC News: Sotomayor vows impartial justice if confirmed

CNN: Somali-American’s family: Who sent son to die?

Wall Street Journal: The iPhone’s App Side for Apple

NPR: British Government Under Fire For War Casualties

Roll Call: Heard on the Hill: Frank Says Kirk’s Got ‘Senate Envy’

National Journal: The Six Most Dysfunctional State Governments