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December 7, 2007


Mitt Romney: Faith In America | Video excerpts
Rush Limbaugh: Mitt Romney's Inspiring Speech
Fred Barnes: Romney's Achievement
John Podhoretz: Mitt Romneys Boilerplate Mistake
Patrick Buchanan: Mitt's Hour of Power
Kathleen Parker: One Nation Under Mitt
Wall Street Journal: The Book of Romney
Wall Street Journal: Romney Address Wins Mixed Evangelical Reviews
OpinionJournal: The Book of Romney: Debate over his convictions--religious, and political
Peggy Noonan: How Mitt Romney came to give The Speech--and how he did
NY Times: Romney, Eye on Evangelicals, Defends His Faith
NY Times: Romney Seeks to Defuse Concerns Over Mormon Faith
NY Times: Editorial: The Crisis of Faith
NYT/Brooks: Faith vs. the Faithless
Detroit Free Press: Subtle touch on faith wins for Romney
Salt Lake Tribune: Mitt's speech brings much praise, but votes may be a different matter
Boston Globe: Romney vows a balance on religion
Boston Globe: Appeal to 'moral heritage' is a presidential moment
Washington Times: Romney takes independence vow
Washington Post: In Speech on Faith, Romney Vows to Serve 'No One Cause'
Washington Post: Editorial: No Freedom Without Religion?
WP/Gerson: Answering Critics -- and Kennedy
WP/Dionne: Boldness, Watered Down
WP/Cillizza: Romney's "Faith in America" Speech: What Worked and What Didn't
American Spectator: Romney's Base Hit
American Spectator: Romney and the American Religion
American Thinker: How Romney's Speech Worked
American Thinker: Romney: Religious Liberty versus Establishment
Politico: Romney: 'Freedom requires religion'
NRO: Editorial: Mormon in America
NRO/Lopez: A Faithful American Candidate
NRO/York: The Speech and Evangelicals
NRO/Goldberg: The Romney Speech: My Take
NY Post: Failed bid to put the religion issue to rest
NY Sun: Romney Seeks To Dispel Doubts About His Mormonism
NY Sun: Editorial: Patriotism and Piety
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney proud to be Mormon
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney Mormon speech finest hour
Fox: Mitt Romney Offers Comfort to Religious Conservatives With Faith Speech
CNN: Kennedy aide: Romney's views on religion very different from JFK's
McClatchy: Romney vows Mormon faith won't affect presidency
AP/Johnson: Romney Vows to Serve 'The Common Cause'
Times UK: Mormon Mitt Romney says he would serve a broad church
Jerusalem Post: Republican candidate Romney preaches against secularism
Time: Romney's Risky Faith Gambit
AP: Text of Romney's Speech
AP/Fournier: Analysis: Romney's Weak Spot
CQ Politics: Romney Wisely Skips Details in Defending His Mormon Faith
CQ Politics: Romney: Having It Both Ways
SF Chronicle: Editorial: Faith and flag: Romney (sort of) espouses separation
LA Times: Evangelicals may never take Romney on faith
San Diego Union-T: Analysis: Romney speech strong but fails to solve his Mormon problem
Hartford Courant: Romney On Faith
AP: Presidential Candidates' Religions
Dallas Morning News: How Kennedy's and Romney's speeches compared
Dallas Morning News: After speech, Romney stops in D-FW area for fundraiser
Boston Globe: Romney painters facing inquiry

NY Sun: Sliding Poll Numbers Force Giuliani To Retool His Campaign
WP/Trail: Giuliani's Network Support
AP: Poll: Giuliani Leads in Ohio
Scripps: Giuliani tougher, Romney softer on illegals than perceived
Sun-Sentinel: Rudy Giuliani talks tough on national issues, makes nice on Florida priorities
NY Daily News: Judith Nathan got security earlier
AP/Fitzgerald: Judge Dismisses Claim by Kerik Attorney
AP/Fitzgerald: Kerik lawyers says prosecutors tainted jury, ruined fair trial
Boston Globe: Group assails Giuliani comments on AIDS as 'hypocrisy'
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 23%, Huckabee 17%

Boston Globe: Huckabee rises in Iowa but faces tougher road ahead
AP/Fram: Poll: Huckabee in 2nd Place GOP Race
Southern Political Report: Huckabee bounds into South Carolina lead
Atlanta JC: Huckabee names his Georgia team, with a few surprises
Philadelphia Inquirer: Huckabee charges toward the top in Iowa
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Huckabee vs. Romney is a matter of faith for some
OpinionJournal: Mike Huckabee is far from being Reagan's heir
WP/Krauthammer: Huckabee Plays the Religion Card
AP/Baker: Huckabee Keeps Faith Views to Himself
NY Sun: Opinion: On Taxes, Huckabee Leads
WP/Cillizza: Is Huckabee Democrats' Biggest Nightmare?
NY Observer: So Much for Huckabee's Dark-Horse Campaign
CQ Politics: Huckabee Feels the Wrath of Blog
Reno Gazette Journal: Huck's daft tax plan
Worcester Telegram: Evangelicals may prefer Huckabee
Rocky Mountain News: Group tied to Udall ads makes calls for Huckabee

Standard Newswire: Fred Thompson Receives Endorsement of Wisconsin Right to Life
WJBF: Fred Thompson Protested By Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Swamp: A (short) day in the life of the Thompson campaign

Wall Street Journal: McCain's New Hampshire Glimmer
Economist UK: The case for John McCain
Portsmouth Herald News: Analysis: McCain unafraid to criticize Bush
Aiken Standard: McCain to make two stops in Aiken

Politico: Ron Paul blimp charts unprecedented course
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Ron Paul opens Minn. headquarters
CQ Politics: Paul Sets Sights on Conquering Districts Ballot Threshold
Detroit News: Why the groundswell for Ron Paul
Atlanta JC: Money pouring in to Ron Paul campaign

McClatchy: Hunter runs to shake up governing elite

NY Sun: Bloomberg's Electoral Calculus: Mayor's Chances by State Were He To Run in 2008

Sun-Sentinel: Univision hosting first Republican debate aimed at Spanish speakers


The Hill: Alexander readies for leadership role
Human Events: Alexander Scores Key GOP Leadership Spot
AHN: Alexander Takes Over As Republican Senate Conference Chairman
Washington Post: Alexander's Vow of Outreach to Centrists Helps Him Win No. 3 Post
Swamp: Alexander joins leadership, talks bipartisanship
Arizona Republic: Kyl promoted to GOP's No. 2 position in Senate
Tucson Citizen: Kyl to enforce discipline for Senate Republicans as whip
News & Observer: Senate post eludes Burr
Winston Salem Journal: GOP bypasses Burr for No. 3 Senate job

Washington Post: Review of Iran Intelligence to Be Sought
Washington Times: NIE authors accused of partisan politics
American Thinker: The Iran NIE: A Template of Analysis?

Politico: Two GOP congresswomen quit Page Board
The Hill: Two GOP lawmakers resign from page board
CQ Politics: Republicans Quit Beleaguered House Board After Pages Are Kicked Out
AP/Margasak: GOP Members Resign From House Page Board
Washington Post: 2 Republicans Resign From House Page Board
Washington Post: Another Sexually Charged House Page Scandal

LA Times: Senate passes AMT tax fix
NY Times: Senate Backs Freeze on Tax Without Cost Offsets
AP/Babington: Democrats Cry Uncle on Taxes, Spending

Washington Post: To Some Lawmakers, Bush's Mortgage Relief Is Too Weak
Washington Post: Those Who Avoided Risk Call Plan A Raw Deal
NY Sun: Moral Hazard Cited as Bush Acts on Loans
American Spectator: Bailout Blues

The Hill: House GOP blasts outside ethics office proposal
Washington Post: The Missing Referee: A standoff could cripple the FEC
AP: Senators reach deal on farm bill
NY Times: Bill Would Give Tax Break to Exonerated Prisoners

NY Times: House Sets Higher Goal for Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
Detroit News: House OKs 35 mpg rule: But energy bill faces Senate, Bush opposition
Des Moines Register: House-approved bill boosts biofuels use

American Spectator: The Good Bush Narrative
Washington Post: ABC Nabs Latest Media Player From Bush Team, Matthew Dowd
LA Times: Bush loses ground with military families

NY Times: Poll Finds Hispanics Returning to Earlier Preference for Democrats
Reuters: Hispanics' support for GOP declining: study
LA Times: Pew study sees growing power of Hispanic vote
AP/Fram: Poll: Hispanic Shift Toward Democrats


NY Post: Spitz vs. DA on Dopp 'lie'
Newsday: Suozzi issues bipartisan challenge to Spitzer

NY Post: Doctoroff resigns as deputy NYC mayor
NY Daily News: Daniel Doctoroff leaves City Hall

Albany Times-Union: Colonie GOP mulls appeal after election lawsuit fails


Palm Beach Post: Crist's chief of staff, seen as his 'Rove,' is resigning
WMBB: Gov. Crist's Chief of Staff stepping down
AP/Farrington: Crist joins Trump to raise money for property tax amendment


Newsday: Rell proposes overhaul of state civil rights agency


LA Times: Electoral vote measure fails to make June ballot
AP/Kurtzman: California electoral vote measure won't make June ballot
NY Times: Electoral Revision Misses June Ballot
AP/Davis: Schwarzenegger Reveals List of Donors


Fox: Norm Coleman Campaign Produces Video Showing Al Franken's Contradictory Statements on War


Springfield News-Sun: Harkins to run for Congress
CQ Politics: Democrats Hope For Inroads In Ohio GOP Stronghold


Washington Post: In Twilight of His Career, John Warner Now an Environmental Maverick
AP/Lewis: Key state Senate races drew late surges of cash


Olympian: Commission rules for Rossi and Forward Washington


AP: Hayworth says feds wont investigate his ties to Abramoff


December 6, 2007


AP/Schreiner: Louisville coach Pitino praises Giuliani
Dick Morris: Rudy May Know Life After Death
Boston Globe: Harvard study: Giuliani attracting young voters
Village Voice: Rudy Distances Himself from Giuliani Partners
WBKO: Giuliani Makes Visit to Kentucky
WHAS11: Rudy toot toot
Roanoke Times: Giuliani fails single-issue test
CQ Politics: Polls Put Giuliani Ahead, Despite Tight Early Primaries

Boston Globe: Poll says Huckabee has jumped to second nationally
NY Times: Pulpit Was the Springboard for Huckabees Rise
Washington Times: Rise a surprise to all but Huckabee
Winston Salem Journal: Huckabee shows big gains in states with early elections
American Thinker: Huckabee House Built on a Weak Foundation
WT/Blankley: Huckabee and trade
Swamp: Is Huckabee surge partly about his face?
Politico: Huck defends lack of awareness on Iran
USA Today: Huckabee tells GQ that some Christian leaders are 'out of step'
GQ: Mike Huckabee: Is This Guy For Real?
LifeNews: Mike Huckabee: Pat Robertson Abandoned Pro-Life Values Backing Giuliani

McClatchy: Missouri murder controversy hounds Huckabee
ABC News: Huckabee Aide: Gov Pushed for Rapist's Freedom
Boston Globe: Huckabee defends his role in Ark. rapist's parole case
Fox: Mike Huckabee Defends Role in Parole of Convicted Rapist Who Went on to Kill

CBS News: Thompson: Arctic Oil Can Lower Gas Prices
MSNBC: Fred on rivals, Guantanamo
NYT/Caucus: Thompson Picks Up Endorsement in S.C.
KCRG: Thompson Does Not Buy Intelligence Report
Washington Times: Editorial: Fred Thompson
CBN News: Fred Thompson: Another Pro-Life Endorsement
Palmetto Scoop: Thompson S.C. co-chair weighs in on GOP rivals
Politico: Prominent South Carolina Republican draws more attention to Mormonism

Fox: Schilling Pitches McCain for President
NYT/Caucus: Schilling Joins McCain in New Hampshire
Swamp: From McCain to Schilling to NH voters...
Boston Globe: McCain voices guarded optimism on Iraq but says hurdles are high
Battle Creek Enquirer: Former Rep. Smith endorses McCain

Robert Novak: Romney's Risky Venture
NY Times: Crucial Test for Romney in Speech on His Religion
Washington Post: Romney Aims to Prove His Christianity
Boston Globe: In logistics, Romney speech will not be Kennedy-esque
Swamp: What Romney won't be saying about Mormonism
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney team sees Mormon speech as nerve-racking but necessary
American Spec.: Conservative Christians should be open to a Mormon in the White House
AP/Johnson: Romney to Give Speech at Bush Library
AP/Espo: Romney Shifts Course
MSNBC: Romney seeks to calm fears over his faith
Newsday: Long Island Mormons have faith in Romney
AP/Dobner: Theology Divides Mormons, Evangelicals
Independent UK: 'Lawngate' cuts Romney down to size
Times UK: Illegal migrant gardeners dig big hole for Mitt Romney
Boston Globe: Reaction mixed after Romney fires service

Washington Post: Paul's Quixotic, Chaotic Run May Make Its Push in N.H.

American Spectator: Tancredo in the Twilight

The Hill: Martinez touts Fla. gov. as veep
RealClearPolitics: Get Ready for the GOP Playoffs
James Pinkerton: Pinkerton: Iran's a ticking bomb for candidates
Detroit News: The values debate: Stance on divisive social issues defines GOP candidates


Politico: No. 3 GOP spot is competitive
US News: Senate Leadership Race Intensifies
The Hill: Alexander underscores conservative record ahead of secret leadership vote

Washington Post: Bush Wins Agreement To Freeze Mortgages
NY Times: Lenders Agree to Freeze Rates on Some Loans
Washington Times: GOP wary of Bush's rate freeze
Bloomberg: Paulson Subprime Fix Is Cheered by Democrats, Panned by Right
AP/Crutsinger: Deal Reached on Mortgage Rate Freeze

NY Times: Senate Panel Passes Bill to Limit Greenhouse Gases
Reuters: Climate change bill heads for full Senate
AP/Hebert: Senate Panel Takes Global Warming Bill

Washington Post: FCC Chairman Draws Fire for Cross-Ownership Plan
AP/Dunbar: FCC Chief Denies Ownership Rule Loophole

LA Times: High court hears Gitmo detainee rights case
AP/Sherman: Justices Ponder Detainee Rights
OpinionJournal: The judiciary has no business managing how we fight wars abroad

CQ Politics: Coburn Determined to Cool Off the Hotline
AP/Gorski: Preacher Rebuffs Senate Spending Inquiry
Washington Post: In Shift, Dingell Steered Toward Fuel Standard
NY Times: Tax Stalemate Threatens Chaos as Filing Nears
NY Sun: New Group Seeks Changes For Political Fund-Raising
LA Times: 1 in 3 would deny illegal immigrants social services

Politico: Cheney bashes top Democrats
AP/Feller: Bush Raises Cash for GOP
WP/Armitage/Nye: Why So Angry, America?
NY Sun: Kenneth Blackwell: Make English Official
Ann Coulter: They'll Never Forgive You


NY Daily News: Former Eliot Spitzer aide calls Andrew Cuomo 'an animal' - sources
Newsday: State GOP pols blast latest bar to Spitzer probe

Newsday: Spitzer makes more changes in administration
NY Sun: Spitzer Readies a Shake-Up of Personnel
NY Post: Eliot axes honcho amid 'chaos'

Newsday: Bruno wants Spitzer to call horse-racing meeting
NY Post: NYRA probe heats up

Albany Times-Union: Care for all New Yorkers proposed

Buffalo News: Giambra to join DAmato's lobbying firm after leaving office
AP: Outgoing Erie County exec Giambra to work for D'Amato

NY Times: Elections Official Wants to Help Troops at War Vote

Albany Times-Union: Rep. Gillibrand reflects on how having children influences her views


Richmond Times Dispatch: M. Warner hires GOP adviser
Washington Post: Gilmore Sees Warner and Clinton as His Competition


AP/Haigh: Lawmakers vote to call special session on criminal justice reform


AP: Mississippi Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Bribery Case


NY Times: Corzine: Liking Clinton, but Acting Like Huckabee


Oregonian: Dems hit Smith for voting with...a bunch of Dems


Orlando Sentinel: Florida 'values voters' face difficult choices
Orlando Sentinel: Florida Democrats lose last-ditch court fight over primary
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Judge tosses suit over primary
WP/Trail: Judge Rules for DNC in Calendar Fight
St. Petersburg Times: Editorial: Governor's unseemly fundraising


Dallas MN: Texas' most popular leader is poised to shake up the stagnant political scene


December 5, 2007


Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Despite report, Giuliani's tough talk on Iran goes on
AP: Giuliani No Longer Heads Consultant
Boston Globe: Giuliani resigns as head of firm, calls his work there 'totally legal'
AP: Poll: GOP Presidential Race Tied in SC
Daily Orange (Syracuse U.): Rudy shows rare trait among candidates: reason
NY Daily News/Lupica: Politics, like baseball, is about how you finish the season
Family Security Matters: A Giuliani-Huckabee Ticket Would Be Formidable
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani trysts cited in Queens councilman's rape case
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 26%, McCain 17%

LA Times: For Huckabee, it's fun at the top
LA Times: Huckabee inches toward Giuliani
Bloomberg: Huckabee Catching Up to Giuliani as Top Republican, Poll Shows
Newsday: Poll: Huckabee gaining fast on Giuliani
RCP: Huck & McCain Rise as Rudy & Mitt Fight
Des Moines Register: Huckabee urges respect, cooperation with other nations
American Spectator: Huckabee's Hikes: Spendthrift tax-raiser when Ark. Gov.
Washington Post/Marcus: In Iowa, They Like Mike
AP/Sidoti: Huckabee Bristles at Creationism Query
NY Post: Add in 'Cult' to GOP injury: Huck plays coy on Romney's Mormon faith
NY Post/Lowry: Huck's sales-tax lunacy
Politico: Huckabee not aware of NIE report on Iran
CQ Politics: The Huckabee-Romney Gender Gap
CBS News: Paroled Rapist Could Haunt Huckabee
ABC News: Mysterious Group Attacks Huckabee
San Diego Union Tribune: Meet the Huckster: GOP candidate makes Nez look saintly
Washington Post: TrustHuckabee Calling: There's a new group campaigning in Iowa, but it's not saying much about where its money comes from

AP/Kinnard: Fred Thompson skeptical of new intelligence report on Iran
Washington Times: Thompson and Social Security
Spartanburg Herald Journal: Thompson stops in at Wade's for food, politics
Spartanburg Herald Journal: The softer side of Fred
The Hill: Having a base will bring victory
Stop the ACLU: Fred Thompson: Consistent Conservative
Memphis Flyer: Who Is This Huckabee Mug Anyhow, and Why Is He Stealing Fred Thompson's Thunder?

Foster's: McCain: Law, order; Senator talks Iraq, international affairs, health care
Laconia Citizen: McCain: Report highlights need for intelligence
Brattleboro Reformer: McCain raps U.S. intelligence skills
Boston Globe: Schilling to help McCain make pitch
AHN: McCain Attempts To Repeat 2000 Victory In New Hampshire

ABC News: No Huckaboom in N.H. as Romney Holds Tough
Washington Post: Poll Shows Romney With Wide Lead in New Hampshire
Laconia Citizen: Romney proves popular at Meredith diner
NY Times: Romney Faces New Questions on Illegal Workers at Landscaping Firm
AP/Johnson: Romney Fires Landscaper Over Illegals
Boston Globe: More immigrant woes for Romney
Boston Globe: Candidate provides new fodder for rivals
Boston Globe: Lawn work at Romney's home still done by illegal immigrants
AP: Poll: Romney, Huckabee Even in Iowa
AP/Johnson: Former Mass. Governor Endorses Romney
NRO: Record and Vision: Romney is cut out for cutting
Boston Globe: Romney cries foul on pro-Huckabee calls
AP/Kuhnhenn: Romney Used Ad Group Behind Huckabee
Politico: As The Speech looms...
NY Sun: Opinion: Romney's Final Speech?
NY Times: Opinion: Mitt Romney Is No Jack Kennedy
Townhall/D. Limbaugh: Mitt Should Can "The Speech"
LA Times: It's about voters' faith in Romney
NY Post: Mitt's real mess: It's flip-flopping, not religion
LA Times: Romney better pray he can be Jimmy Carter
Atlanta JC: Romney has a cross to bear: Christian right forces Mormon's 'religion test'

Tallahassee Democrat: Ron Paul: He won't win the presidency, but . . .
Washington Post: Ron Paul Spam Traced to Ukrainian Botnet
The Hill: Paul looks to turn big bucks into a big boost at the polls

Washington Times: Tancredo to boycott Spanish-language debate

News & Observer: Rove sees Republican beating Clinton
RCP/Rothenberg: Nomination Fights Could Turn on Candidate Exits
Washington Times: Gingrich pushes platform in Iowa
Human Events: The Stunning Reality of Voter Fraud


WP/Capitol Briefing: Senate Republicans Face Leadership Choice
Politico: GOP race heats up for Senate Republican Conference chairman
The Hill: Alexander leaps forward
CQ Politics: Alexander, Burr Face Off for Leadership Slot as Hutchison Bows Out of Race

The Hill: GOP is split on the president's spending fight

Washington Post: Nonprofits Become A Force in Primaries

Washington Post: Tax to Offset AMT Patch Appears Unlikely
AP/Abrams: No Deal on Alternative Minimum Tax

LA Times: Mortgage fallout felt by GOP
Politico: Mortgage deal draws opposition
The Hill: Paulson to brief House GOP on housing plan

LA Times: Senate panel OKs bill to delay FCC ownership plan

The Hill: Rep. Jefferson wants trial delayed

Fox: Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Resigns From House Intelligence Panel
CQ Politics: Hastings Quits House Intelligence Panel, Citing Added Responsibilities

Fox: Sen. Boxer Blocking a Judicial Nomination Many of Her Liberal Colleagues Support

Washington Times: Appeals court considers 'God' in Pledge
AP: Atheist Looks to Remove 'Under God' From Pledge of Allegiance, Currency

Swamp: Justice Scalia: O.J. did it

Swamp: House remembers Rep. Hyde


NY Sun: Dopp: Spitzer's Aides Silenced Me
Albany Times-Union: Sales tax decline in Albany County raises red flag


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Roddey to become chair of Allegheny County Republican Party
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Republicans unite with Roddey to lead revamp

Washington Post: Ex-Staffer To Weldon Agrees to Guilty Plea
AP: Top Aide to Former Representative Is Accused


NY Times: Comedian Says Minnesota Run Is a Serious One


Beaufort Gazette: Witherspoon: Graham is too liberal for South Carolina


Seattle Times: Cantwell aide arrested in sex sting, fired


LA Times: Immigration debate unifies California GOP
OC Register: County GOP numbers continue to slip


Detroit News: Plan calls for voting shake-up
Detroit Free Press: State party officials propose plan for rotating primary schedules


WP/Fisher: Va. Loyalty Oath: GOP In A Sad Corner
Daily Press: Republicans have only themselves to blame for election losses


Bayou Buzz: Kennedy Versus Landrieu: An Odd Louisiana Senate Race


CQ Politics: Simpson Drop-out Leaves Wyoming GOP Searching


Rocky Mountain News: Republican Wil Armstrong files to run for Tancredo seat
Denver Post: GOP howling boos, not "Bruuuuce!"


December 4, 2007


NY Times: Giulianis Firm Lobbied for Bill Considered Threat
AP/Baker: Giuliani: Huckabee's tax plan would hurt home buyers
Portsmouth Herald News: Giuliani attacks Dems at Stratham event
Politico: Rudy's media relationships remain rocky
AP/Sidoti: Secrecy Issues Dog Giuliani
Gallup: Giuliani Still Leads Nationally, but Huckabee Is Gaining
NY Post: Rudy drops nine percent in new poll
USA Today: Significant drops in support for Clinton & Giuliani
NY Post: Giuliani and pals targeted
NY Daily News: Mike Huckabee rise in Iowa great news for...Rudy Giuliani?
NY Daily News: To be top gun, Rudy Giuliani sells out

Weekly Standard: Huckabee's Rise: Why it happened, what it means
Telegraph UK: Dirt flies over Mike Huckabee adviser
Swamp: Huckabee on playing a leading role in Iowa
Reuters: Huckabee visits Iowa in new role as leader of pack
LA Times: Huckabee's religious beliefs guide political sway
Washington Post: Huckabee Chafes at 'Front-Runner' Label
AP/Sidoti: Tough Road Ahead for Huckabee
James Pinkerton: Smart to stay above the fray in Iowa
WP/Cohen: Un-Mormon and Unchristian

Des Moines Register: Huckabee disavows calls group made to Iowans
NY Times: Huckabee Repudiates Groups Effort
AP/Kuhnhenn: Group Helps Huckabee With Iowa Calls

CNN: Thompson: 'I'm OK with the Lord, and the Lord is OK with me'
AP: `Law & Order' Returns on Wednesday

Portsmouth Herald News: McCain: nuclear has role in energy mix
AP/Elliott: McCain: I'm Old, but Best Candidate
AP/Ramer: McCain: Don't Require Health Coverage
NRO: Welchs McCain

Politico: Romney speech is a huge gamble
WBZTV: Romney Explains Reasons For Mormon Faith Speech
Swamp: Romney: JFK gave 'the definitive speech' on religion
LA Times: Mormonism not focus of Romney speech
LAT/Goldberg: Romney's JFK moment
WP/Cillizza: Playing Catch-Up to Huckabee, Romney Shifts Iowa Strategy
Washington Post: Romney Hopes to Ease Qualms on His Faith
AP/Johnson: Analysis: Romney's 'Mormon Speech' Risk
AP: Mormon Teachings Worry Some Voters

ABC News: Ron Paul to Appear on 'The View'
CSM: Adroit online, Ron Paul backers hit the streets of N.H.

WT/Barone: Inclinations in Iowa


NY Times: Vulnerable Democrats See Fates Tied to Clinton
Fox: Republicans See Chance to Win Back House Seats Lost in 2006

Politico: Conservative Hutchison alienates GOP
The Hill: Alexander fundraising could boost GOP leadership quest
The Hill: Sens. Cochran, Stevens lead in earmark tally
The Hill: Lott leaving Senate a potential blow to airlines

AP/Zoll: Questions Surround TV Preacher Inquiry
Washington Post: Engler Isn't Angling for Criticism
AP/Barisic: Pat Robertson's Son Takes Over CBN
Washington Times: Bush still a factor, Rove warns

Washington Times: U.S. moves to pre-empt foreclosures
AP/Zibel: Housing Mess Forces White House Reversal

Washington Times: Boehner wins leak case as justices spurn appeal
NY Times: Supreme Court Rejects Case, Ending Tape Dispute in Congress
AP/Daly: Court Backs Ruling Against Congressman

MSNBC: Aide to U.S. Senator Cantwell arrested in sex sting
The Hill: Cantwell aide arrested for attempting to sexually exploit a minor

LA Times: FCC target of House panel's investigation

Politico: Immigration crosses party lines


NY Times: Facing Tough Times, Spitzer Prepares for Budget Battle
NY Times: Bruno Wont Talk About Role at Firm
NY Sun: Spitzer Alarms Businesses by Opposing Indian Point
Newsday: Bruno pushes for talks over racetrack operator
AP: As racing deadline nears, frustrated Bruno calls Silver `wimp'
NY Sun: Tidal Wave of Lawyers Nears, Bar Applications Forewarn


Washington Post: Incumbents Facing a Host of Challengers


Washington Post: Oaths Won't Win Voters' Loyalty


Washington Post: New Allegations Test Craig's New Boldness


Newsday: Political novice hopes to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator
AP/Hester: N.J. moves toward abolishing death penalty
Cherry Hill Courier Post: N.J. Democrats outspent GOP in '07 races


American Spectator: Carson's Last Stand


AP/Robertson: Push on immigration issue shows its value to NC GOP


Front Page Magazine: It's (Past) Time for Murtha to Resign


Cleveland Plain Dealer: OSU experts urge Ohio to scrap its elections system
Politico: NRCC responds with ad in Ohio special election


The Hill: Murphy challenger Cappiello draws potential GOP primary opponent
Hartford Courant: GOP Demands Probe: Questions State Senator's Ties With University System Official


Politico: The battle over suburban, exurban vote


Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii governor appoints new staff chief


AP/Neary: Simpson won't run for Congress


Dallas Morning News: Noriega files for senator against Cornyn


Sacramento Bee: Governor to head redistricting drive


Shreveport Times: Jindal makes pitch to Bush for new help in La.


December 3, 2007


Portsmouth Herald News: Giuliani attacks Dems
AP/Johnson: Giuliani Touts His Low-Tax Stance in NH
AP/Bluestein: Giuliani continues low-tax talk in Ga.
Atlanta JC: Giuliani nearly drowned out by rival's supporters
LA Times: Fact-checking Giuliani
WP/Kurtz: Stung by Politico Report, Giuliani Puts Up His Dukes
AP/Sidoti: Secrecy Issues Dog Giuliani
Gothamist: More Rudy Accounting (Estranged Wife Edition)
NY Post: Rudy's ex in 2nd $oaking: Guard expense dwarfed Judith's
Politico: Rudy and the records: the prognosis
David Broder: New Hampshire campaign shows contrasts in Giuliani, Romney personalities
Napa Valley Register/Rusher: A Giuliani question
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 26%, Thompson 18%

NY Sun: Huckabee Gets Boost in Poll, Moves in Front
Wall Street Journal: Republican 'Regular Guy' Rises Fast
Politico: Huckabee, Morris keep lines open
USA Today: In unsettled GOP field, Huckabee finds footing
NY Daily News: Mike Huckabee is surprise GOP leader over fading Mitt Romney in Iowa
NY Times: Lonely No More, Huckabee Faces Hurdles
NY Times: Gains in Iowa poll energize Huckabee campaign
Times UK: Bumblebee Baptist defies political gravity
Politico: Huckabee plays nice in hot seat
Washington Times: Huckabee: I'm no 'lifelong politician'
Washington Times: A sting from Huckabee
Washington Times: Editorial: The Iowa Bounce
American Spectator: Mike W. Huckabee
WP/Trail: Huckabee and Imus, Together Again
Politico: Apparent pro-Huckabee third-party group floods Iowa with negative calls
ABC News: Huckabee Hedges on Aid for Illegals
ABC News: Huckabee Rebuts Romney, Talks Taxes
Concord Monitor: Huckabee has earned attention the old-fashioned way
Townhall: Mike Huckabee's Missed Opportunity
Yahoo: Huckabee defends record as Ark. governor
THV: Huckabee Surges In The Polls
Townhall: Huckabee's Outside the Margin in Iowa
NYT/Caucus: Huckabee on Taking Wing
Fox/Estrich: Huckabee Rise Reveals Republican Weaknesses
Hot Air: Huckabee leads in another Iowa poll
Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Townhall: Not Everyone Loves Huckabee
Tulsa World: Huckabee in leads in Oklahoma
Laconia Citizen: How will Huckabee come out of Iowa?
Southern Political Report: Who Is Mike Huckabee?
NRO/Barone: Game Time: Iowans start choosing favorites
Dallas Morning News: Presidential hopefuls shoot, preach, eat brisket to win South Carolina's Republican vote

Spartanburg Herald Journal: Thompson tours 'conservative hot spots'
ABC7: Trailing Thompson in the Southland
Kansas City Star: The Buzz: Fred Thompson ad

Union Leader: John McCain is the man to lead America
CBS News: New Hampshire Paper Endorses McCain
WP/Cillizza: McCain Picks Up Union Leader Endorsement
The State: Hemingway inspired McCain
NY Daily News: John McCain, James Carville to appear on 1st Don Imus show

Deseret Morning News: Romney to give his JFK speech
ABC News: Will 'Pulling a JFK' Be Enough for Romney?
Boston Globe: Pressed, Romney to speak on his Mormonism
NY Times: Romney Plans to Address Concerns About His Faith
Swamp: Romney ready to address religion: At Bush library
Politico: Romney to give The Speech Thursday at Bush Library
LA Times: Romney shakes up tactics
Washington Post: Romney to Speak About His Religion
AP/Sidoti: Romney to Give Mormon Speech
CBS News: Romney To Give 'Religion Speech'
Real Clear Politics: Mitt's Ham-Handed Campaign
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Romney gets some help from his family as wife and sons hit campaign trail

Swamp: Ron Paul: 'Isolationism isn't what I advocate'

American Thinker: Nominating the Next President: The Frontrunners and the Wingmen
The Hill: Rove, Van Hollen spar over 2008 outlook
USA Today: Religion as a political weapon
NRO/Lopez: Bennett for Veep


East Valley Tribune: Kyl takes final step out of shadows and into spotlight
TownTalk: Republican Governors Association elects Jindal to its executive committee
NY Sun/Steyn: Freedom From Offense
NY Times: Congress, Returning From Break, Has Much Work to Finish Before the Next One
LA Times: Washington's sub-prime fix expected
AP/Raum: National Debt Grows $1 Million a Minute
AP: Former President Bush says historians will determine his legacy
American Thinker: Likening Republicans to beasts
OpinionJournal/Fund: A Clinton-era grudge may derail a judicial nominee
NYT/Greenhouse: For Justices, Another Day on Detainees


NY Post: Spitzer deeper in muck: 'Lied' about leak
NY Daily News: DA gets tough in Troopergate probe
New Yorker: The Humbling of Eliot Spitzer
Albany Times-Union: Newest adviser seeks to calm Spitzer's wake
NY Sun: Federal Judge Lands at Center Of a New York Legal Mystery
Albany Times-Union: Gillibrand defensive over bill


Idaho Statesman: Craig: Statements 'completely false'
Idaho Statesman: More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig
AP: Paper: 8 Men Claim Encounters With Craig


NY Times: Nevada Learns to Cash in on Sales of Federal Land


CBS News: Calif. Measure Would Split Electoral Votes
LA Times: O.C. sheriff's aide sought status, power
San Diego Union Tribune: Term-limit measure may confuse voters


Aurora Beacon News: Stop griping about Hastert forcing costly extra election
Human Events: Henry Hyde: A 'Man of the House'
Daily Camera: The principled Henry Hyde


Washington Times: Editorial: Gilchrest and the Pipkin factor


December 2, 2007


Telegraph UK: Giuliani and Huckabee agree to pull punches
NHPR: State Troopers Association Endorses Giuliani
Concord Monitor: Giuliani hails troopers' work in Rochester, gets nod
Washington Post: Ad: Giuliani Hits Democrats on Taxes
Wall Street Journal: Giuliani's Profitable Partnership
Times UK: Is Rudy for the Rockfeller treatment?
NY Daily News: N.H., Iowa Republicans care more about terror than Rudy Giuliani's trysts
Newsday: Lawyers pan Giuliani trip billing to city offices
MSNBC: Rudy, Iowa Christians, a tough sell
Portsmouth Herald: Personality clash: Mitt, Rudy
NY Daily News: Giuliani's last hurdle to the Presidency is his messy family saga
Baltimore Examiner: Ehrlich: No cause for concern over Giuliani spending
Concord Monitor: Giuliani welfare record critiqued

LA Times: Thompson touts bedrock conservatism in Southland visit
OC Register: Thompson appeals to his base in Laguna Woods
CBS2: Fred Thompson To Conduct Orange County Rally
McClatchy: Fred Thompson's life stories help him set priorities
AP: Thompson Warns of Welfare State
Knoxville News Sentinel: Some silly God talk from Fred Thompson
CNN: Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Larry King
Daily Dispatch: Thompson said local and federal authorities should be working together

Dick Morris: Trouble on the Romney Trail
Townhall/Hewitt: Romney Rising
AP/Sidoti: A Wonkish Romney Turns Up on the Trail
WP/Cillizza: Romney Surrogate Pushes Anti-Rudy, Anti-Huckabee Messages
NYT/Caucus: Romney Begins Taking Aim at Huckabee
Boston Globe/Vennochi: Romney's dodge
LA Times: The fateful prison release of 'pure evilness'

Bloomberg: Republican McCain Endorsed by New Hampshire's Largest Newspaper
CBS News: McCain Gets New Hampshire PR Boost
Politico: McCain to get Union-Leader endorsement?
SF Chronicle/Saunders: John McCain: The great man in the race
Newsweek/Clift: McCain Gets Momentum: Can he make a comeback?
McClatchy: McCain draws courage from doomed hero

Washington Post: The Man Who Helped Start Huckabee's Roll
AFP: Huckabee leads in new Iowa poll
Arkansas News: Huck mania - behold it
Palm Beach Post: Huckabee charm plays well in Iowa, despite nation lag
Des Moines Register: Candidates' time runs short, but opportunities remain
ABC News: Huckabee New GOP Leader in Iowa Poll
Union Leader: Huckabee: I'm not a tax-and-spender
NY Times: Huckabees Stature Rises, Mobilizing Tax Critics
Arkansas Leader: Editorial: Whos biggest tax raiser: Huckabee or Clinton?
LA Times: Huckabee: 'a different kind of Jesus juice'
AP/Babington: Huckabee Hopes for New Hampshire Boost
David Broder: Principles Amid the GOP Pack
Robert Novak: Romney Advisors Ok With Huckabee's Rise
Sacramento Bee: Being attacked by foes is fine with Huckabee
MSNBC: Vote for Huck, a vote for Rudy?

Washington Times: Paul easily wins Virginia GOP straw poll
Richmond T-D: Texas representative Paul outpolls Thompson, Huckabee at Va. event
NY Post: Ron Paul's Crackpot Revolution
The State: The Paulistas and the MSM

Orlando Sentinel: CNN/YouTube combo likely won't team up again, insiders say

NY Times: Business Lobby Presses Agenda Before 08 Vote
OC Register: Immigration is back - and with a vengance


The Hill: Senate GOP conference chair race heats up: Burr, Alexander, Hutchinson
Washington Times: Democrats eye gain in GOP Senate exits
Power Line: Republicans: Party of the Mentally Healthy
Fred Barnes: Henry Hyde: The Gentleman from Illinois
NY Times: How the Filibuster Became the Rule
NY Times: Putting a Price on a Wrongful Conviction


Albany Times-Union: Union link to Bruno questioned
NY Times: On Spitzers Bookshelf, a How-Not-To History for Governing the State
AP/Gormley: Despite gloomy forecasts, NY's budget poised for busting _ again
NY Post: GOP 'mugged' at NY Public Library


Washington Post: Delegate Won't Run, Easing Gilmore's Senate Bid
The Hill: Saxman wont run for Virginia Senate seat
AP/Lewis: Saxman will not run for U.S. Senate, leaving Gilmore uncontested
Hot Air: Virginia GOP abandons ultra-moronic loyalty oath for primary vote


Detroit News: Democratic Party excludes Michigan from national convention
Detroit Free Press: Michigan Democrats stripped of delegates at convention
CQ Politics: Dems Slap Michigan in Primary Front-loading Tiff, But OK Moves by Iowa, NH

Detroit News: House and Senate kill service tax


St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Republican Shimkus adjusts to his new role in Congress
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 'A lot freer in the minority'


Reno Gazette-Journal: Republican neighborhood focuses on quality of life


LA Times: Bridge construction, fighting underway in Minn.


ABC7Chicago: Republicans launch 'Governor for a Day' raffle
Courier News: Hastert knew how to play the game


Shreveport Times: Senate race predicted to be expensive


Tennessean: Is Alexander the state's best politician or just lucky? Yes
Times-News: Vaughn, Tennesee GOP tangle over grants


Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Pickering's seat: Can Democrat win?


Houston Chronicle: Mystery swirls around Hutchison's future plans
Houston Chronicle: 2 foes stump to oust Paul


December 1, 2007


Sun-Sentinel: In Boca Raton, Rudy Giuliani discusses Iran, illegal immigration
Washington Times: Giuliani foes in GOP panicky
Miami Herald: Giuliani touts fence on U.S.-Mexico line
McClatchy: Giuliani ready to butt heads
Scripps: Giuliani's achievements
AP/Davenport: Giuliani: Kids of Illegal Immigrants Should Keep Citizenship
Newsday: Rudy's personal life doesn't bother everyone
NY Daily News: City taxpayers picked up tab for Judith Giuliani's visit to kin in Pennsylvania
NY Post: Rudy pin$ blame on NYPD
NY Post: Coasting into Florida may cost Giuliani
Washington Post: Editorial: Mr. Giuliani and the Tax Fairy
NYT/Collins: Rudys Security Blanket
People's Voice: Rudy Giuliani, Teflon Candidate

NY Times: Thompson Bid, Criticized as Sleepy, Is at the Least Unconventional
WP/Kinsley: Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee want to 'simplify' the tax code
Spartanburg HJ: Candidate Thompson plans return trip to Spartanburg
Standard Newswire: Statement from Fred Thompson Campaign Manager Bill Lacy

Des Moines Register: Romney swipes at Huckabee
AP/Sidoti: Romney Fights Back in Iowa, NH
Swamp: Romney badmouths Huckabee, Rudy in Iowa
AP/Babington: Presidential Race Turns a Negative Page
NY Times: Mormons and the Bible, Every Word
Boston Globe: Past allies hit Romney
Politico: Romney drops contrast immigration mail in Iowa
CBS News: Romney's Kerry Problem
Washington Post: Romney shades truth on 'sanctuary city'

AP/Smith: McCain promises to beat Hillary Clinton 'like a drum'
NY Post: McCain rages at GOP debate's Hill shill
The Day: McCain Recovers Presidential Look

Swamp: Huckabee's big bounce from GOP debate
Union Leader: Huckabee spreads his message
Newsweek/Fineman: The Huckabee Factor
AP/Quaid: Success Is Testing the Huckabee Campaign
NewsMax: Huckabee Comes to Liberty University
Slate: Huck Thin: Can we afford another president who's afraid of getting fat?
McClatchy: Gov. Huckabee knew how to raise, as well as cut, taxes
The Hill: Huckabee, Dems. to meet retired officers on torture

LA Times: Foot soldiers for the Ron Paul revolution
Politico: Ron Paul on track to be biggest fundraiser
Politico: Latest Paul money bomb looks like dud
LA Times: A shocking report: Inside the Ron Paul conspiracy

LA Times: CNN: Corrupt News Network
AP/Moore: Clinton Adviser Was on Air at GOP Debate
Union Leader: Clinton News Network: CNN's failure to disclose
Human Events: CNN's Irresponsible Debate

Fox: FOX News Poll: Republicans 'Crowded at the Top' in New Hampshire
Power Line: The Latest From New Hampshire

Townhall/Lopez: Just what the GOP needs
NYT/Herbert: Rambo and the G.O.P.
Washington Post: Don't Know Their Yahoo From Their YouTube


Fox: House GOP Leader Pounces on Key Democrat Murtha's Remark That 'Surge Is Working'

Boston Globe: N.H. hostage crisis at Clinton office ends in surrender

Gallup: Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others
Rush Limbaugh: No Surprise: Republicans Report Better Mental Health

CQ Politics: GOP Favored But Not Quite Safe for Dec. 11 House Specials
WP/Cillizza: GOP Exodus From House Puts Party on Defense

CQ Politics: Thune Takes Himself Out of Leadership Race

Detroit News: Fuel economy deal reached
NY Times: Lawmakers Set Deal on Raising Fuel Efficiency

Dallas Morning News: Perry: Don't wait on Washington
Houston Chronicle: GOP plans to hitch a ride with Perry
Austin American-Statesman: Perry picked to head GOP governors
Atlanta JC: Perdue ends term as leader of GOP governors


NY Times: Firm Employing Bruno Handles Unions Money
NY Sun: Article Compares Spitzer to 'Citizen Kane' Character


Washington Post: Va. GOP Abandons Loyalty Pledge
Harrisburg DNR: GOP Votes To Drop Pledge
CNS News: Virginia GOP Demands 'Pledge of Intent' from Primary Voters
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Democrats say Va. can be won in '08


AP/Clark: Udall Cousins Seeking Senate Seats


NY Times: Corzines Slow Pace on Plan for Toll Roads Benefits Its Foes


LA Times: Electoral College campaign still needs signatures


LA Times: In Kansas, GOP abandons abortion focus


Des Moines Register: Larson chosen as ambassador to Latvia


Canton Rep.: Ohio Republicans want to play nice for future elections, plan code of conduct


AP: Thune: SD should be in top states producing wind energy


Houston Chronicle: GOP to club: No donkeys allowed


CBS2: GOP Ridicules Blagojevich With Raffle


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