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December 14, 2007

TODAY'S NEWSLETTER LINKS

USA Today: Giuliani shifts tactics, goes on offensive
The Hill: Rollins to serve as Huckabee’s national chairman
Boston Globe: After Romney-Huckabee handshake, the gloves come off again
CNS News: Thompson Would Rely on Foreign Over US Intelligence
USA Today: McCain gaining in New Hampshire
BlogCritics: Why Ron Paul's Followers Will Cost Him the Election

WSJ/Noonan: Would Reagan survive in today's GOP?
NY Post: Heat is on Rev. Al gal: Targeted by Feds in tax probe
AP/Abrams: House Leaders Investigate Page Program

NH: AP/Elliott: N.H. Civil Unions Could Be Primary Issue
NY: Newsday: Senate Democrats call for special election in GOP district
AZ: NY Times: Arizona Is Split Over Hard Line on Immigrants
IL: Swamp: Illinois bends to feds on weeding out illegal workers
CA: LA Times: State ethics board seeks new disclosure on political spending
MD: CQ Politics: Pols Choosing Sides in Maryland GOP Incumbent’s Primary
KY: The Hill: McConnell finally gets challenger


'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



USA Today: Giuliani shifts tactics, goes on offensive
WP/Trail: Giuliani Backers Attack 'Taxachusetts Romney'
Concord Monitor: Giuliani points to fee increases under Romney
NYT/Caucus: Giuliani on M.L.B. Steroid Scandal
Boston Globe: Giuliani pledges action on illegal immigration
CBS News: Giuliani Stumps Cedar Rapids
NYT/Caucus: Giulianis New Immigration Spot
AP: Giuliani Ad Focuses on Immigration
Concord Monitor: Editorial: Giuliani ad a shameless revision of history
NY Sun: Poll: Hispanics Oppose Tough Immigration Tactics
Boston Globe: Giuliani's recent 'media only' NH campaign
NY Sun: Giuliani Packs Education Panel With Voucher Advocates
Politico: Conservatives accuse Rudy of fuzzy math
NY Times: Giuliani Firm Stood to Benefit from U.S. Deals, Florida Companys Files Show
NY Sun: Editorial: Bloomberg v. Giuliani
Tampa Tribune: With Lead Fading, Giuliani To Speak In Tampa
Paul Cellucci: Rudy will shake up Washington
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 25%, Huckabee 19%



The Hill: Rollins to serve as Huckabees national chairman
NY Post: Holy Huck faces snit over 'Gals, submit'
AP/DeMillo: Huckabee Defends Women's Rights Record
NY Times: Huckabee Is Not Alone in Ignorance on Mormonism
Bloomberg: Huckabee On "Money & Politics"
Times UK: Huckaboom to Huckabust?
RCP/Rothenberg: Is Huckabee the None of the Above Candidate?
Bloomberg: Huckabee's Boom May Be About Ready to Bust: Margaret Carlson
WP/Robinson: Code Huckabee
Politico: Huck about to get hit hard



Dallas Morning News: Huckabee no threat, Romney says
Boston Globe: After Romney-Huckabee handshake, the gloves come off again
Washington Times: Mitt Romney
Power Line: A Romney-friendly scenario
Telegraph UK: Mike Huckabee apologises for Mormon 'smear'
Fox/Hannity: Mitt Romney Responds
CBS News: Romney Pushes Values, Economy In Iowa
CBS News: Romney: My Dad Shouldve Been President
William Weld: Romney is the kind of leader we need
Southern Political Report: Could Romney be Making a Comeback in Iowa?



CNS News: Thompson Would Rely on Foreign Over US Intelligence
American Spectator: Fred Ain't Dead
NRO/York: Fred Thompson: The Stand-Up Guy Who Stood Up Too Late?
Swamp: Fred Thompson goes Borat
National Journal: Fred Thompson to stage an Iowa surge?
Fred08: Fred Thompson Campaign Apologies to Huckabee
RenewAmerica: Thompson rejects liberal debate questions



USA Today: McCain gaining in New Hampshire
National Journal: McCain Looks To The Last-Minute Save



OpinionJournal: The Gospel of Paul
AP/DeMillo: Paul Brings Huckabee Critics to Iowa
Swamp: A blimp flies for Ron Paul
BlogCritics: Why Ron Paul's Followers Will Cost Him the Election

WSJ/Noonan: Would Reagan survive in today's GOP?
CQ Politics/Corn: GOP Contest: What If No One Wins?
AP/Elliott: N.H. Civil Unions Could Be Primary Issue
AP/Glover: Flood of Campaign Operatives Cause Worry in Iowa
Time: The GOP Race: None of the Above
Toledo Blade: GOP candidates fail to inspire party faithful
NY Daily News: From big to small, every '08 candidate getting a piece of New York

Washington Times: GOP debate moderator was a bust
NY Times: Transcript: Republican Presidential Debate

NATIONAL

RCP/Sabato: A Second Democratic Year in '08?

The Hill: Ryan will not seek top GOP slot on Ways and Means

NY Daily News: GOP fears George Bush hurting vote
Washington Times: Lack of pardon for agents ripped

Detroit News: 35 mpg rule nears reality
NY Times: Industry Flexes Muscle, Weaker Energy Bill Passes
Washington Post: Senate Passes Energy Bill Without House Tax Package
AP/Hebert: Senate Approves Trimmed-Back Energy Bill

CQ Politics: Lawmakers Edging Toward Final Deal on Year-End Appropriations Plan

Washington Post: FCC Chief Rejects Call to Delay Vote
LA Times: Defiant FCC chief refuses to delay vote

Newsday: What happens next in the AMT saga?

AP/Abrams: House Leaders Investigate Page Program

Washington Post: Labor Board Under Attack: Democratic Critics Allege Anti-Worker Stance
NY Times: Critics Say Labor Board Favors Business

Washington Post: Mortgage Bill Is Set For Vote In Senate: More Buyers Eligible
NY Times: Senate Panel Votes to Cite 2 Bush Aides

NY Post: Heat is on Rev. Al gal: Targeted by Feds in tax probe
CBS News: Angry Sharpton Denounces Federal Investigation
AP/Milton: Sharpton denounces probe into finances

NEW YORK

Newsday: Senate Democrats call for special election in GOP district
AP/Bauman: Senate's winter session fizzles without Assembly
NY Sun: Spitzer May Hire 2,500 More Professors
Newsday: Give and take goes on for Spitzer and Bruno
Newsday: Blue skies if Spitzer gets out of gridlock?
NY Sun: Cuomo Breathes New Life Into Real Estate Bureau

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Whitman tells daughter, 'Don't defend me' on trail
AP/Hester: New Jersey Assembly wants electoral votes for popular vote winner
NY Times: Reaction to Corzine Plan Better Than Anticipated
NY Times: New Jersey Moves to End Its Death Penalty
NY Times: New Jersey Assembly Votes to End Death Penalty
Newsday: Death penalty: NJ Senate and Assembly roll call
Newsday: Democrat Corzine huddles with Senate Republicans

ARIZONA

NY Times: Arizona Is Split Over Hard Line on Immigrants

ILLINOIS

Swamp: Illinois bends to feds on weeding out illegal workers

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: State ethics board seeks new disclosure on political spending
LA Times: Budget gap may scuttle healthcare plan

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Early Mich. primary takes a hit

MARYLAND

CQ Politics: Pols Choosing Sides in Maryland GOP Incumbents Primary

KENTUCKY

The Hill: McConnell finally gets challenger

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December 13, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Washington Times: GOP hopefuls debate little
NY Times: Final Debate Before Iowa Caucuses Shows Uncertainty at Top of Republican Field
NY Times: G.O.P. Debate Sheds Little New Light
American Thinker: A Debate on Fast-Forward
Washington Post: In a Lifeless Debate, Vows of a Spirited Sprint
Politico: GOP debate: Information, not entertainment
NPR: Republicans Debate Education, Economy in Iowa
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Debate Belies Fierce GOP Race
CQ Politics: The Republican Debate: CQ Politics Mosts and Bests
AP: GOP Debate Quotes

Det News: Nation's safety key GOP issue: Candidates aim security policies at conservatives
NY Times: Immigration, and Its Politics, Shake Rural Iowa
NY Times: Editorial: The Tax Debate That Isnt
Washington Times: Party unity or primetime drama?



NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani insists he ran an 'open, transparent' government in New York
Newsday: Giuliani to give key speech in Florida
Politico: HRC troubles may pose problem for Giuliani
AP: Poll: Giuliani still way out front in NJ
NY Sun: Pataki Nod Is Delayed by Mayor
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani on Awkward Moments list



RCP: Is Huckabee the New Jimmy Carter?
LA Times: Huckabee's Mormon question dwarfs GOP debate
James Pinkerton: Huckabee, like Reagan, wouldn't be an 'easy kill'
Atlantic/Ambinder: No one laid a glove on Mike Huckabee
NY Post: Devil puts Huck in a sorry state
Newsday: Front-runner Huckabee spared in Iowa debate
Politico: Huck camp backtracks on religion question
NY Times: The Huckabee Factor
Bloomberg: ScareTax, Not FairTax, Is Name for Huckabee Plan
NYT/Collins: The Man From Target



RCP: Luntz's Group Says Romney Wins
AP/Lorentzen: Romney: Attacks on Religion Go Too Far
Sun-Sentinel: Romney says 'attacking religion' going too far
Kenneth Blackwell: To Each His Faith
The Hill: Romney not losing sleep over taxing the rich



Des Moines Register: Debate Analysis: Thompson gains speed, but leaders hold serve
Daily Standard: Fred Wins, Iowa Loses



NY Sun: A Maverick Ticket? McCain Cozies to Bloomberg
NY Sun: McCain Touts Bloomberg on Education
NY Sun: Editorial: Bloomberg-McCain
Washington Post: What McCain Got Wrong
Washington Post: McCain's CV
Washington Post/Milbank: Standing His Ground
Washington Post: A Family Duty
Washington Post: What You Might Not Know About John McCain
McClatchy: Fictional hero drives McCain



Reason: Ron Paul is Leading in Alaska
Washington Post: Congressional Hopeful Aims to Call Attention to Ron Paul's Candidacy

NRO/York: Cosmic Keyes Campaign
LA Times: Hardly seen Keyes shows up for GOP debate
RCP: Alan Keyes made himself the story

NATIONAL

Politico: GOP Rep. demands page inquiry
The Hill: Boehner, Pelosi seek IG action on page program
The Hill: SEC's probe cost Boehner office $110K
CQ Politics: Senate Republicans Keep Democrats Off Balance

Politico: Van Hollen concerned about GOP 527 groups

Ann Coulter: Joe McCarthy invented the internet

Washington Post: Democrats Blaming Each Other For Failures
Washington Post: Democrats Bow to Bush's Demands in House Spending Bill
Washington Post: OMB Offers an Easy Way to Follow the Money
Washington Post: Editorial: The Immigration Swamp
AP/Babington: Bush, GOP Prevail on Host of Hill Issues
AP/Loven: Bush Vetoes Kids Health Insurance Bill
AP/Abrams: House Passes Tax Relief
AP/Hess: Some Republicans Question Iran Finding
AP/Daly: Idaho Senators Block Bush's ATF Pick
AP/Jordan: Gonzales Named Lawyer of the Year

Washington Post: CIA Chief: Hill Should Have Been Told More
AP/Hess: Hayden Knew of Interrogation Videotapes

AP/Sullivan: Chertoff Highlights 2007 Accomplishments

American Spectator: Conservatives Laugh at Media Bias

NY Post: IRS subpoenas 4 of Sharpton's aides
NY Daily News: Subpoenas for Al Sharpton's aides

Daily Mail UK: The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom

NEW YORK

NY Times: Special Session in Albany, Where Gridlock Never Left
Newsday: Spitzer says he would OK raises for judges alone

Newsday: Wright resigning from state Senate for consulting career

Newsday: Spitzer defends aide in line for $46,000 raise
NY Post: Spitz pal: Flack over pay 'sexist'

Newsday: Spitzer vows more oversight for state pension fund
NY Sun: Spitzer-Cuomo Showdown Looms Over Pension Fund
Albany Times-Union: State pension reform ramps up oversight

Newsday: State Assembly "running out of time" on NYRA deal

NY Daily News: Who me, retire? Robert Morgenthau, 88, says he's running for DA yet again

CALIFORNIA

NY Times: Federal Judge Upholds Law on Emissions in California
NY Sun: Health Insurance Issue Sparks Fight Among Democrats, Bogs Down Schwarzenegger


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December 12, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

GOP Debate in Iowa: Today at 2pm
AP/Sidoti: GOP in Last Debate Before Iowa
Boston Globe: Moderator comes to Iowa debates armed with questions



Fox11: Rudy Giuliani Talks Tough on Iran during SoCal Campaigning
LA Times: The actress who stalked Rudy Giuliani
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Perry goes on the road for Giuliani
AP/Shannon: Governor files Giuliani candidacy for Texas primary
Dallas Morning News: Perry lets slip a 'Huckabee' at Giuliani filing
Houston Chronicle: Perry gets caught in slip over Huckabee
AP: Giuliani Loses Ground to Huckabee
WP: Editorial: Minimum Disclosure: Giuliani thinks his business is none of your business
Examiner: Giuliani wanted to deport all 400,000 illegal immigrants from New York City
NY Sun: Opinion: Giuliani, My Giuliani
Seattle Times: Poll finds Giuliani still leading
Union Leader: Giuliani leads in UNH hall mock voting
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 24%, Huckabee 22%



Washington Post: In Poll, Huckabee Closes on Giuliani
Swamp: Huckabee giving both Romney and Giuliani a race
Drudge: Dems hold fire on Huckabee; see 'easy kill' in general election
NY Observer: Matt Drudge's Crusade Against Mike Huckabee
Newsday: Huckabee gets more scrutiny as popularity climbs
AP/DeMillo: Huckabee's 1992 Words Get New Attention
AP/Quaid: Huckabee Questions Mormons' Belief
AP/Glover: Huckabee Gets Minuteman Head's Backing
NY Sun: Huckabee Unlikely To Join in Mudslinging
NY Post: Huck: I'll meet AIDS mom
NY Daily News: Mike Huckabee to be main debate target
American Spectator: Tin Mike: Penchant for giving second chances to violent criminals
Fox: Opinion: Huckabee: The Biggest Big-Government Conservative
Boston Globe: Huckabee's views on gays under greater scrutiny
LA Times: AIDS statements haunt Huckabee
LA Times: Home-schoolers rally to Huckabee
David Corn: How To Really Alienate the Muslim World? Elect Mike Huckabee
Human Events: The Huckaboom



Swamp: Romney draws National Review endorsement
NRO: Editorial: Romney for President
Boston Globe: National Review nod gives Romney a boost
Washington Post: Romney Seeks a Neighborly Reception
OpinionJ: Romney has passion for data. A great president needs passion for principle
American Spectator: Romney vs. Huckabee: Border Skirmishes
Cal Thomas: The faith factor
Swamp: Romney and Huckabee: Flip-sides of flip-flopping
Detroit News: Romney to air ads in Michigan



Swamp: Thompson, all eggs in Iowa, slamming Huckabee
WP/Trail: Thompson's Focus Now Shifts to Iowa
Reuters: Republican Thompson to focus on Iowa for now



Washington Post: Bigger Than Life
Washington Post: Fred Thompson's CV
Washington Post: Bad Timing



Boston Globe: Swift rips old foe, endorses McCain



The Hill: Paul's pals move to N.H. to cast votes
Real Clear Politics: My Interview with Ron Paul
Sioux City Journal: Paul camp hoping Web 'a real equalizer'

The Hill: Tancredo asserts that Univision viewers are unlikely to vote

LA Times: GOP rivals veer right on immigration
NY Times: Immigration Moves to Front and Center of G.O.P. Race
NY Times: Debates Persist Over Subsidies for Immigrant College Students
Chicago Tribune: Poll says Iraq War fading as a campaign issue

NATIONAL

The Hill: House GOP holds onto seats in Ohio and Va. specials
AP/Seewer: Republicans Retain 2 Vacant House Seats
Politico: Republicans win in Va., Ohio elections
RCP/Rothenberg: Status-Quo on Tuesday Is Good News for GOP
Politico: Boehner admits GOP money situation sucks'

The Hill: Dems and GOP deadlocked as adjournment draws near
NY Times: Muscle Flexing in Senate: G.O.P. Defends Strategy
CQ Politics: McConnell Likes His Earmarks but He Says He Can Live Without Em
Politico: McConnell plays rough at a cost

LA Times: Senate widens probe of destroyed tapes
NY Times: C.I.A. Director Speaks to Senate Committee
NY Sun: Hoekstra Sets His Sights on CIA Chief
Swamp: GOP lawmakers support tape-destruction probes

Washington Post: Senate Energy Bill Drops Utility Rules, Keeps Most of Tax Package
AP/Hebert: GOP Fights Energy Bill

AP/Abrams: Paying for Tax Fix Divides Dems, GOP

AP/Taylor: Boehner Endorses 'Emergency' Spending

AP/Jalonick: Senate Defeats Effort to Cut Farm Subsidies

The Hill: Prosecutor subpoenas signal confidence in Jefferson court date
The Hill: GOP in no rush to name new page board members

AP/Jordan: No Holiday Pardon for Libby

NEW YORK

NY Post: 'Tricks' up DA's sleeve
NY Post: Gov-pal $$ furor: 'Connected' agency boss lands 46G raise
NY Daily News: Gov. Spitzer ripped for state plane use
Newsday: Humility, apologies could spark Spitzer's revival
Newsday: Spitzer names ex-head of organized crime force to waterfront post
Albany Times-Union: Spitzer to push Harriman project
Newsday: LI districts applaud GOP for $90M in extra aid
AP: White House nominates prosecutor in Bruno case to become judge
AP: NY Congresswoman Expecting Second Child
Newsday: Assembly not expected to join Thursday's special session
AP/Richtmyer: Truckers may steer clear of Thruway if tolls are raised
AP/Hays: New York's Top Cop Denies a Mayoral Bid

VIRGINIA



Washington Post: GOP's Wittman Wins Race to Take Over Davis's Seat in Congress
CQ Politics: Republican Wittman Wins Virginia House Seat in Special Election

CQ Politics: Virginias Tom Davis a Well-Funded Mystery for 08

OHIO



Toledo Blade: Latta coasts to victory for 5th District seat by capturing all counties
Politico: Latta wins decisively in Ohio special election
AP: Bob Latta of Ohio Wins House Seat Once Held by Father
CQ Politics: GOPs Latta Bursts Dems Upset Bubble in Ohio House Special

WYOMING

AP/Gruver: Wyoming GOP Begins Choosing Delegates

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Kinnard: Defense: No Prison for S.C. Ex-Treasurer

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Editorial: Andy Harris for Congress

KANSAS

AP/Manning: AG won't resign

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Suit aims to block Democratic primary

GEORGIA

Savannah Morning News: New poll shows Georgia's presidential primaries are up for grabs

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December 11, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Wall Street Journal: Giuliani's Resiliency Is Latest Test
Chicago Sun-Times: Giuliani: big state of mind
NRO/Freddoso: Convention, Iowa & Giuliani
Newsday: Polls show Giuliani, Huckabee in dead heat
AP: Giuliani Plays Pollster
Swamp: Guiliani TV ad questioned
New York Observer: On the Gays, Rudy Goes Both Ways



AP/Carlton: Huckabee seeks cash in lush Dallas-area quarters
Miami Herald: Rubio supports Huckabee
St. Petersburg Times: Florida House speaker throws support to Huckabee
Washington Times: Huckabee basks in 'emerging' success
Washington Times: Editorial: Mike Huckabee
Politico: Huckabee support hinges on churches
The Hill: Trailing Romney, Huckabee goes door to door seeking gains in N.H.
CBS News: Poll: Huckabee Soars Into GOP's Top Tier
Washington Post: Sizing Up Huckabee
Washington Post: Huckabee Talks Tough on Immigration
Washington Post: Editorial: HIV Clueless: What Mike Huckabee hasn't learned
AP/Sidoti: AIDS Comments Alarm Ryan White's Mother
James Pinkerton: Pinkerton: Huckabee's focus: 'broken humanity'
AP: Huckabee's pardon rate high as Arkansas governor
AP/DeMillo: Huckabee Pardons Under Scrutiny
Reuters: Republican Huckabee sees more attacks
NY Sun: Embarrassments Dog Iowa Front-Runner Huckabee
LA Times: Huckabee does a flip-flop on Cuba
Reuters: Republican Huckabee sees more attacks, money
NRO: Editorial: Mike Huckabee: The Holiday Inn Express Candidate
NRO/Sanders: A Taxing Endeavor: An Arkansan tells the Huckabee record like it is
CQP/Corn: Huckabee Hiding His Gospels? His Campaign Won't Make Past Sermons Available
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Huckabee 21%, Giuliani 20%



NY Times: In New Ad, Romney Attacks Huckabee on Immigration
NY Times: One Family Man vs. Another
Politico: Romney to hit Huck on immigration in Iowa
Boston Globe: Romney ad criticizes Huckabee on immigration
LA Times: Romney runs campaign's inaugural TV attack ad
AP/Johnson: Romney to Run Ad Against Huckabee
American Spectator: What Would Mitt Do?
Patrick Buchanan: The Mitt-Mike Religious War
Robert Novak: Romney and Religion
Newark Star-Ledger: Romney preaches to several choirs
Union Leader: Jane Swift: If Republicans nominate flip-flip Romney, they'll lose



NY Daily News: John McCain aims to be 'comeback kid'
ABC News: Analysis: How McCain Could Still Win
The Hill: McCain vows to fight climate change, energy dependence



AP/Farrington: Thompson Criticizes Huckabee on Embargo
Union Leader: It's Iowa, not NH, for Thompson
Channel3: Badger Poll Shows Fred Thompson Leads Wisconsin



WP/Channel08: That's Dr. Paul to You
WP/Trail: A Paul on Paul Supporters: 'Crazy in a Good Way'
Swamp: Ron Paul's favorite comic super-hero: Batman
McClatchy: Paul does it his way
Chicago Tribune: The Ron Paul revolution: It has just begun to fight

NRO: Keyes at the GOP Debate

AP/Kugler: Bloomberg: a Bachelor President?

AP/Sidoti: N.H. Is Campaign Central for Republicans
Washington Post: Analyzing the Dance of the GOP Debaters
NY Times: Poll Finds G.O.P. Field Isnt Touching Voters

NATIONAL

Washington Times: 'No deal' on spending on Hill
Politico: McConnell caught in budget box
NY Times: Bush Adviser Is Seen as Force in Spending Impasse
NY Times: Democrats Postpone Vote on Domestic Spending
LA Times: Congress in tug of war over Iraq funding, domestic spending
Washington Post: House Democrats Pull Budget Offer
AP/Taylor: Democrat May Scuttle Spending Bill

WP/Dionne: The Split-Level Politics of Immigration
New Yorker: Behind the Republicans anti-immigration frenzy

WP/Will: Paralyze The FEC? Splendid.

Washington Post: Labor Dept. Accused of Union Sabotage

Politico: McCrery exit lightens GOP coffers
The Hill: www.breauxlott.com

Washington Post: For U.S., Policy Discord Plays Out at Bali Climate Change Talks
CFP: New Study Finds Warming is naturally caused and shows no human influence

NY Sun: Bush May Pardon America's Spies
NY Times: Lawyers Cleared Destroying Tapes
Washington Post: Waterboarding Recounted: It 'Probably Saved Lives' but Is Torture
AP/Hess: Hayden to Testify About CIA Videotapes
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats, Including Pelosi, Were Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002

ABC News: Paper: Pages Had Oral Sex In Front of Colleagues

AP/Evans: Southern Farmers May Get Drought Relief

The Hill: White House mum on possibility of Libby pardon

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitz hits pits: Majority gives thumbs-down
NY Daily News: Poll: 27% approval rating for Spitzer
NY Sun: Democrats Want a Different Governor
Newsday: Poll: Spitzer's approval rating falls
Albany Times-Union: Governor owes state for aircraft use
NY Post: State worker ran sex biz on job: probe
Newsday: Cuomo urges students to understand loan rights

VIRGINIA

Washington Post: Newfound Majority Could Suffer From Suburban-Rural Tensions

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: New Jersey Nears Repeal of Death Penalty
AP/Hester: N.J. moves closer to abolishing death penalty

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Who foots Schwarzenegger's bills?
AP/Davis: Governor's travel costs uncovered
SF Chronicle: Editorial: Arnold's angels

WISCONSIN

Fox: Wisconsin Lawmakers to Vote on Calling Holiday Evergreen 'Christmas Tree'

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Patrick, Murray tap special interests

PENNSYLVANIA

MajorityAP: Murtha mining for cash

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Independents sure to jump into GOP vote

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: In Minnesota 3rd, Things Just Keep Getting More Interesting

SOUTH CAROLINA

The State: GOP-leaning voters see need for change in 2008

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Hastert honored in ceremony
Beacon News: Lauzen asks Hastert to endorse no one
Courier News: Five file for shot at replacing Hastert

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Parties, candidates must make sure caucuses are clean

OHIO

Politico: NRCC props up its pummeled Ohio candidate
RCP/Rothenberg: GOP Tries to Avoid Unpleasant Surprise in Ohio

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December 10, 2007







'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

NY Times: Republican Candidates Firm on Immigration
Boston Globe: GOP debaters beckon Hispanics
NY Sun: In Miami, GOP Hopefuls Vie for Hispanic Support
LA Times: Republicans sing new tune on Iraq for Spanish station
Richmond Times-Dispatch: GOP looks to win back Hispanics
NY Daily News: Republican hopefuls court Latino voters in Spanish-language debate
AP/Kuhnhenn: GOP Hopefuls Temper Anti-Immigrant Talk
Newsday: GOP candidates clash over illegal immigration
AP/Kuhnhenn: Republicans Talk Immigration at Debate
Politico: GOP puts gloves back on at Spanish debate
CQ Politics: GOP debate excerpts
Business Wire: Transcript from Univision
DenverChannel: Tancredo: GOP Candidates 'Pandering' At Spanish-Language Debate
Washington Times: Two GOP hopefuls see some illegals as citizens



NY Times: Rudy Giuliani: A Crime Buster, With His Eye on the Future
Yorkshire Post UK: Why Rudy and the Republicans can still march to victory
Washington Post: Giuliani Defends Continued Ties to Consulting Firm
Bloomberg: Giuliani Firm, Utilities Team Up to Fight Renewable-Energy Plan
Newsday: LI Republicans tout Rudy factor
NY Sun: Candidates Scramble To Defend Their Pasts
NY Post: Rudy hard-pressed to defend gal pal's security
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani plays defense on 'Press'
MyWay: Giuliani Defends Questionable Expenses
YouTube: Video: Rudy Giuliani on Meet the Press
Swamp: Rudy's judgment questioned on MTP
Salon: Are you there, God? It's me, Rudy
CQ Politics/Crawford: Rudy as Baggage Handler
Politico: Giuliani won't sever ties, release list



YouTube: Video: Mike Huckabee reacts to the Univision Republican Debate
Newsweek: A Pastors True Calling
NY Sun: Huckabee Opens a New Front: Moves Against Dual Citizens Voting Overseas
AP/DeMillo: Huckabee Pardons Under Scrutiny
AP: Huckabee Stands by AIDS Statement
RCP: The Dynamics of the GOP Race in Iowa



YouTube: Video: Fred Thompson Speaking Sunday in Miami
CSM: Thompson helped immigrants in legal peril
Chicago Tribune: Thompson's role of a lifetime



Boston Globe: Amid campaign rhetoric, McCain takes a sober tone
Spartanburg Herald Journal: McCain in Upstate to woo undecideds
Fox: Transcript: John McCain on 'FOX News Sunday'



AP/Sidoti: N.H. becomes GOP hot spot
Baltimore Sun: Romney beefs up Md. presence
Hartford Courant: Editorial: Romney's Misguided Belief
New York Magazine: Mr. Perfects Slip
Washington Post: Mitt Romney: Fighting Head Winds
Washington Post: A Mission Accepted
Washington Post: What Romney Got Wrong
Washington Post: Romney's CV
Arizona Republic: Much ado about Mitt's Mormonism
Chicago Tribune: Romney Flunks a Religious Test
NY Sun: Editorial: Romney and Washington

Washington Times: Paul grass roots take to the skies

Politico: GOP launches first attack invoking Hillary

NATIONAL

Robert Novak: GOP Senators Opt for Pork
LA Times: Criticism of the FCC's chairman is widely aired
Newsday: 4 in Congress had briefing on CIA tactics in 2002

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitz probe a joke: Panelist rips 'dirty tricks' secrecy
NY Daily News: State Senate to pressure Sheldon Silver over pay raises
AP/Hill: Spitzer officials say no policy change in violent felon paroles
AP/Hays: Political speculation surrounds NYPD commissioner

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: New Jersey Senate to weigh abolishing death penalty

KANSAS

AP/Hanna: Sex Scandal Rocks Kansas AG's Office

NORTH CAROLINA

American Spectator: Showdown in North Carolina

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Low Turnout Expected In Tuesday House Contest For Virginia Vacancy

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: Is fear keeping McConnell free of real challenger?

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Appointing Wilson could be a battle

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December 9, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Miami Herald: Immigration issue will test GOP hopefuls in TV debate
CBS4: GOP Readies For TV Debate Before Hispanic Audience
Arizona Daily Star: GOP presidential forum in Spanish highlights Latinos' growing clout
Newsday: Hispanics focus of GOP debate tonight
Boston Globe: GOP candidates seek Hispanic allies



St. Petersburg Times: Giuliani duplicates his N.Y. success with Hispanics in Florida
Boston Globe: Giuliani loses ground in some polls: He finds support over in Illinois
NY Daily News: At 33, Mike Duhaime is leading Rudy Giuliani's charge to White House
Greensboro News-Record: Republicans have big tent moment with Giuliani
Rockford Register-Star: Cal Thomas: Giuliani quizzed on range of topics
AP: Giuliani touts free trade for peace
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 26%, Thompson at 18%



McClatchy: New poll shows strong surge for Huckabee
Rasmussen: Michigan: Huckabee 21% Romney 20% Giuliani 19%
NY Times: Parole Case and 90s AIDS View Trail Huckabee
NY Sun: Huckabee Pushed Quarantine of AIDS Patients in 1992
NY Daily News: Mike Huckabee's '92 view on people with AIDS: Quarantine them
AP/DeMillo: Huckabee wanted to isolate AIDS patients
NY Post: Mike Huckabee advocated isolating AIDS patients
Politico: Huckabee called homosexuality 'sinful'
MSNBC: Huck defends AIDS stance
Des Moines Register: Home-schoolers propel Huckabee
Washington Post: Huckabee Is Under Heightened Scrutiny
Reuters: Rising Republican Huckabee tests appeal in U.S. South
Boston Globe: Huckabee's campaign faces a tipping point
Boston Globe: Decade-old parole case haunts Huckabee on the campaign trail
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Huckabee candidacy fueled by stand on tax
OpinionJournal: The Huckabee Contradiction: The most radical tax plan imaginable
NYT/Rich: The Republicans Find Their Obama
AP/Quaid: Mike Huckabee's jokes falling flat on campaign trail
Politico: Iowa: Huckabee vs. Romney: Mojo versus manpower
Myrtle Beach: Gov. Mike and Janet Huckabee visit North Myrtle Beach Christmas party
Concord Monitor: Huckabee's been here too!
The State: Fans fill up on Huckabee



Washington Post: Editorial: Mr. Thompson on Taxes: He's specific, but not very wise
LA Times: Maybe Thompson is (yawn) just trying to pace himself
MSNBC: Fred takes Mitt 'at his word' on faith
Savannah Morning News: Eric Johnson is Fred Thompson's rainy-day friend



Union Leader: McCain criticizes CIA, explains immigration position
Nashua Telegraph: McCain visit yields answers
CBS4: McCain Says GOP Has No Designated Successor
NBC6: McCain Campaigns In Florida Ahead Of Sunday Debate
AP: Schilling Pitches McCain for President



OC Register: Romney speech designed to invigorate campaign
The State: Romney is on a roll
Detroit News: Romney: GOP unlikely to tap Huckabee
Reno Gazette-Journal: Romney's campaign may have easier time in Nevada
NY Times: A Mormons Ultimate Doorbell
WP/Broder: Like Father, Like Son: How the Romneys Tackled the Faith Question
NYT/Dowd: Mitts No J.F.K.
Newsday: Mitt Romney's faith fails to be color blind
Politico: Mitt keeps support with S.C. evangelicals
Scripps: The doubts about Romney remain
Salt Lake Tribune: Rebecca Walsh: Romney propped up bigots

McClatchy: Duncan Hunter 'Pro-soldier, not at all pro-brass'

McClatchy: Paul supporters hope blimp will boost his campaign
Sacramento Bee: Ron Paul fans share one goal: Cut government

NATIONAL

MajorityAP: NBC Lawyer who nixed troop ad gives generously to Congressional Democrats
Fox: NBC Reverses Course, Agrees to Air Troop 'Thank You' Ad
AP/Kuhnhenn: NBC Decides to Run Conservative-Group Ad
NewsBusters: NBC Lawyer Who Blocked Pro-Troops Ad Gives Generously to Dems

American Thinker: What Caused the NIE Reversal on Iran's Nuclear Program?

The Hill: White House rejects spending bill, sight unseen

Washington Post: Foreign Affairs Panel Calls For Overhaul of State Dept.

Washington Post: Limits Weighed on Physician-Owned Hospitals

Washington Post: Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002
AP/Hess: CIA, Justice Open Probe Into Tape Destruction

CNN: Paulson's bailout may boost GOP's prospects
Newsday: Editorial: Bush's subpar subprime rescue plan
The Hill: Bush, Dems point fingers over mortgage crisis

LA Times: U.S. attorney firings open doors for the 9

OC Register: Larry Elder: Are Republicans happier?

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitz board paroling more hardcore cons
AP/Gormley: Spitzer says he's ready for a new start; Senate says prove it
Albany Times-Union: For Spitzer, Day 1 seems so long ago
Albany Times-Union: GOP should slam coffin lid on boring, costly Troopergate

OHIO

Toledo Blade: Editorial: 5th Districts decision day
AP/Seewer: GOP Expected to Keep Seats in Ohio, Va.
Washington Post: An Ohio Republican's Path to Congress No Longer Looks So Smooth
Akron Beacon-Journal: Sykes case could hurt Strickland

VIRGINIA

WP: Vote Tuesday: 3 Candidates Vie to Fill Congresswoman Davis's House Seat
Washington Post: Editorial: Disabuse the 'Abuser Fees'

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: N.J. death penalty debate a struggle for many lawmakers

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: Frankfort gears up for Tuesday's inauguration
Lexington Herald-Leader: Governor is beaten, unbowed
AP/Biesk: New Ky. Gov Follows 2 Troubled Execs

MISSISSIPPI

NY Times: Richard Scruggs: Court Intrigue for the King of Torts

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Frederick seeks authority to deal with illegals

CALIFORNIA

Mercury News: Governor faces historic odds with redistricting proposal

KANSAS

LJWorld: State has little sway in race for president

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida's absentee voters will be first
Orlando Sentinel: It's difficult to challenge a 'rock star'

CONNECTICUT

Danbury News-Times: Former state representative exploring run for Congress

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: State GOP group endorses Sauerberg for US Senate

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Noriega camp's poll boosts Senate hope

GEORGIA

Florida Times-Union: Battle for water may cause rift in Georgia

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December 8, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

MSNBC: Giuliani staking it all on the Sunshine State
Chicago Sun-Times: Giuliani takes his pitch to Little Italy, manufacturers
ABC7Chicago: Giuliani focuses on big states
CBS News: Giuliani: GOP Rivals in Cabinet a "Great Idea"
Boston Globe: Presidential race shifts toward domestic issues
NY Daily News: Rudy ducks questions on Judi's car use
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 26%, Huckabee 18%



Newsweek: Newsweek poll: Huckabee doubles Romney in Iowa
NY Times: Huckabee Immigration Plan Emphasizes Security
Washington Times: Huckabee changes tack on illegals
AP/Smith: Huckabee Says He'd Seal Mexican Border
Union Leader: Huckabee making his mark
LA Times: Parole officials: Huckabee pushed rapist's release
The Hill: Club for Growth to launch anti-Huckabee ads in Iowa and South Carolina
AP: Poll: Huckabee Takes Big Lead in Iowa
Reuters: Republican hopeful Huckabee surges in Iowa: poll
AP/Fram: Huckabee Rises to 2nd in GOP Race
NY Post: Huck's hot on heels of Giuliani
AP/Quaid: Huckabee New in Spotlight, Finds It Hot
AP: Huckabee closes in on Giuliani in new poll
AP: Huckabee Declines Theology Discussion
YouTube: Video: Dick Morris on Romney's speech and Huckabee's surge



Des Moines Register: Thompson suspicious of Iran report
Weekly Standard: All In: Fred Thompson moves to Iowa
Iowa Politics: Thompson vows to be in Iowa until Jan. 3
Atlantic/Ambinder: Thompson's Upping His Iowa Presence
Fox: Fred Thompson Chides Mike Huckabee for Being Unaware of Iran Weapons Report
Radio Iowa: Thompson swipe at Huckabee over intelligence report on Iran
WQAD: Thompson campaigns in QCA
Slate: Missing: Fred Thompson



AP/Sidoti: McCain Again Focusing on New Hampshire
Washington Post: McCain: Americans Divided, Dissatisfied over U.S. Foreign Policy
CBS News: McCain Returns to a Former Victory Site



Reuters: Romney Returns to Iowa
NY Post: 'Faithful' Mitt a hit in Iowa
Swamp: Focus grouping Romney and JFK 'faith' speeches
AP/Raum: Romney Says He Didn't Hire Illegal Help
LA Times: Romney peeved over landscaping flap
LA Times: Romney's catholic Mormonism
McClatchy: Romney vows Mormon faith won't affect presidency
Boston Globe: Romney flier criticizes 3 foes: Says rivals are soft on issue of immigration
NYT/Collins: Everythings Perfect, Except ...

Swamp: Ron Paul's big tent
Boston Globe: Paul's campaign blimp will be coming to Boston

Wall Street Journal: Miami Immigration Debate Puts Heat on Republicans
AP/Fram: Poll: Campaign Robocalls Run Rampant
AP/Kugler: President Clinton hopes wife, Bloomberg don't face off in 2008

NATIONAL

Washington Post: Hill Close To Deal on War Funds: Democrats Would Drop Iraq Timeline
NY Times: Budget Makers Plan Tradeoff for War Funds

Washington Post: How Iran's Nuclear Arms Program Turned Up an Unexpected Conclusion
OpinionJournal: This latest intelligence fiasco is Mr. Bush's fault

Washington Post: Inquiry Sought On CIA Tapes: Destruction Is Said To Be News to Bush
NY Times: C.I.A. Was Urged to Keep Interrogation Videotapes
NY Times: Congress Plans C.I.A. Obstruction Inquiries
AP/Hess: Lawmakers Pursue Probe of Destroyed CIA Tapes

Washington Post: Editorial: Congress prepares to pass a $50 billion tax cut
AP: Bush Lobbies for Tax Relief Bill

Detroit News: Energy bill stymied in Senate
AP/Herbert: Energy Bill Hits Road Bump in Senate

MyWay: NBC Rejects Ad From Conservative Group
YouTube: Video: Newt Calls For Boycott Of NBC

The Hill: House clerk defends oversight of page program

The Hill: Capuano defends ethics proposal from GOP critics

NY Sun: Losses Among Hispanics May Threaten GOP's Future

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitz: I can't bare my dirty tricks testimony
AP/Gormley: Spitzer says his scandal testimony won't become public
AP: Spitzer: Choppergate testimony won't go public
NY Post: Eliot eyes waterfront watchdog
AP/Gormley: Audit: NYRA shorted state $54 million in franchise fees
NY Times: A Switch Is Flipped, and Justice Listens In

LOUISIANA

The Hill: Scalise to run for Jindals seat with help of Livingston, top Bush fundraisers

The Hill: Rep. McCrery will not seek reelection
CQ Politics: McCrery Announces Retirement Plans
AP/Espo: Louisiana GOP Lawmaker McCrery to Retire
WP/Cillizza: Yet Another House Republican To Retire

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Hefling: Former Hill Aide Enters Guilty Plea

ALASKA

AP/Joling: Ex-Alaska Lawmaker Sentenced in Oil Case

NORTH CAROLINA

AP: Senator's Preppy Flair Greets Cold Air

COLORADO

NY Times: In Denver, Former City Officials Death Prompts Promise of a Lawsuit

VIRGINIA

Washington Times: Both parties raised big bucks for control of Senate

ILLINOIS

The Hill: Lone Democrat drops out of race for LaHoods seat
CQ Politics: Dems Left Holding the Ball in Illinois

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