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November 21, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

CBS: Former Gov. Edgar Endorses Giuliani For President
Swamp: Edgar on Giuliani: Iowa, NH, not keys to victory
NewsMax: Roger Stone: Giuliani Must Win Iowa or N.H.
Chicago Tribune: Giuliani, supporter Edgar at odds over immigrant licenses
Chicago Tribune: Ex-gov. Edgar on Dems, stalemate, casinos
Chicago Tribune: Giuliani's business ties create challenge
Fox: Rudy defends Obamas discussion of previous drug use
LA Times: Bush, Giuliani weigh in on Clinton, Obama
NY Times: G.O.P. Rivals Trade Charges on Illegal Immigration
McClatchy: Giuliani's record is operatic - dramatic highs and lows
Swamp: Giuliani's Singapore casino venture
AP/Benac: AP-Yahoo Poll: If the election were about likable people, Giuliani would lead field
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 27%, Tie for Second



Bloomberg: Thompson Wants Corporate Tax Cut
Des Moines Register: Thompson advocates conservative principles
AP/Lorentzen: Thompson Says Democrats Just Turn Left
CNW: Statement by Fred Thompson on Adult Stem Cell Research Breakthrough
Fred08: Thompson Announces Minnesota Leadership Team
Chicago Tribune: Fred Thompson lining up Illinois delegates
MSNBC: Thompson's mail piece in Iowa
CBS/NRO: Revitalized Thompson Ready To Surge
CBS: Thompson Hopes To Finish In Top Three In Iowa
Wall Street Journal: Thompson Camp Launches Do-It-Yourself Phone Bank
Michigan Daily: Person of the week: Fred Thompson
RCP: Fred Thompson on Bloomberg TV
RCP/Bevan: Is Fred Dead or Just Resting?



Reuters: McCain hopes for repeat of New Hampshire comeback
Weekly Standard: Kristol: McCain and Iowa
Washington Post: Rivals Not Able to Confront Key Challenges, McCain Says
Video - McCain on Giuliani, Romney and Huckabee:




AP/Pitt: Romney: Cap Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Boston Globe: Romney camp is buoyed by skin cell news
Washington Post: Romney is tough sell for many U.S. Christians
Atlantic/Douthat: Mitt Romney and Faith-Based Politics
NRO/York: Mitt Romney: I Changed My View. Is that So Difficult to Understand?



ABC News: Huckabee surges in Iowa fueled by core Republican groups
Washington Post: Huckabee Gaining Ground in Iowa

ABC News: GQ Picks Ron Paul as a 'Man of the Year 2007'

NATIONAL

AP/Sherman: High Court to Weigh Ban on Gun Ownership
Washington Times: Court agrees to consider D.C. gun ban
NY Times: Justices Will Decide if Handgun Kept at Home Is Individual Right

Washington Post: Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding
AP/Flaherty: Dems Say Pentagon Using Scare Tactics
NY Times: Democrats and Bush Spar on Military Spending Bill

AP/Kuhnhenn: FEC Eases Rules on Ads Before Elections
CQ Politics: FEC OKs Naming Candidate Names in Pre-Election Issue Ads
The Hill: New FEC rule receives mixed watchdog review

AP/Dunbar: FCC Chairman Riles Cable Industry
Reuters: Republican lawmakers oppose cable crackdown

Swamp: Bush to host Middle East summit in Annapolis
NY Sun: GOP Candidates Voice Wariness Over Annapolis

CBS News: Retirements Push GOP To The Right
RCP Blog: Population Shifts Toward GOP
WP/Samuelson: 'Crunch' Time For the GOP

Washington Post: Advance May End Stem Cell Debate
Boston Globe: Breakthrough on stem cells
Swamp: Bush hails advances in 'ethical stem cell research'

AP/Thrush: President praises Clinton's political experience
Washington Times/Blankley: Mrs. Clinton's 'experience'

Fox: Scott McClellan Levels Charges of Deception Against White House Over CIA Leak Case
Politico: McClellan points finger at Bush, Rove
Nation: Will McClellan Be John Dean to Bush's Richard Nixon?

AP/Hester: Ashcroft's firm could earn millions in monitoring role

American Spectator: Thanksgiving, 2007

NEW YORK

NY Sun: Spitzer Mulls Tax Hike on the Rich
NY Post: Poll-verszed Eliot shifts into pander gear
NY Daily News: Finally, Spitzer stands up for the people who matter: Everyday New Yorkers

NY Times: Candidate Drops Bid for Congress
The Hill: Top GOP recruit drops House bid in New York
CQ Politics: GOP Between a Rocker and a Hard Place in NY Seat

MICHIGAN

AP/Hoffman: Mich. Clerks Say Too Late for Jan. 15

CALIFORNIA

NY Times: Opponents of California Ballot Initiative Seek Inquiry
OC Register: GOP could call for Carona to resign

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Monitor: Judge to decide on new phone-jam case
Boston Globe: Judge gets 2d look at phone-jam case

NEBRASKA

The Hill: Nebraska attorney general yields to Johanns
CQ Politics: Foes Dropout Lifts Johanns to Solid Edge in Nebraska Senate Race

FLORIDA

Palm Beach Post: Suit seeks to roll back Florida's primary date
Tallahassee Democrat: State sued over primary date
Orlando Sentinel: New Lawsuit Filed over Florida Primary Date

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November 20, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

OpinionJournal/Taranto: Giuliani to America: Get Real
AP/White: Giuliani Promotes Virtual Fence
Politico: Young voters dig Giuliani's moderate views
Chicago Tribune: Edgar expected to endorse Giuliani Tuesday
Newsday: Giuliani takes hit to image as 9/11 mayor
American Spectator: Giuliani's Lesson
Reuters: Giuliani style evokes concern among critics
Orlando Sentinel: Poll shows Rudy Giuliani is most popular with Florida voters
Miami Herald: Giuliani beats Clinton in new Florida poll
East Valley Tribune: Poll: Giuliani passes McCain in Ariz.
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 28%, Thompson at 19%



AP/Byrd: Thompson: National Security Is Top Issue
RCP/Kudlow: The New Fire in Fred's Belly
Bayou Buzz: Fred Thompson In New Orleans Area Criticizes Federal Response
Jackson Clarion-Ledger: GOP's Thompson picks up endorsements during visit to Jackson
Swamp: Plain-spoken 'Lawyers for Fred '
CNN: Poll: Thompson slides, Romney climbs in New Hampshire
CQ Politics: Some House Backers of Thompson Are Starting to Lose the Faith
McClatchy: Meet the woman who got Fred Thompson into acting



AP/Johnson: Sept. 11 Panel Chairman Backs McCain
NY Sun: McCain Gets Backing of 9/11 Commission Chairman
NRO: Kean Family Splits Between McCain, Giuliani
Washington Post: McCain Draws Sharp Distinctions Between Himself and Clinton
Time: Is McCain Too Soft on Hillary?
CNN: McCain bets on national security in New Hampshire
Boston Globe: McCain vows to eliminate signing statements practice if elected
NY Times: McCains Rocky Relationship With the Hawkeye State
AP/Robrish: McCain Makes 2 Stops in Philadelphia
AP/Frothingham: McCain Says He'd Even Use Rove's Help
AP: McCain to Visit Troops Over Thanksgiving
Newsday: Lieberman joins McCain on Iraq trip
Washington Times: McCain persists amid N.H. setbacks



Seattle Times: Romney talks trade, immigration during visit
Seattle PI: Romney stops by to talk trade and immigration
AP: Romney Leads in NH Poll
Atlantic/Ambinder: Romney Surges In New Hampshire Poll
Des Moines Register: Grassley predicts Romney as Iowa caucuses winner
American Spectator/Prowler: Weyrich: Speaking One's Mind
NRO/York: Downplay My Faith? Thats Not Going to Happen
Boston Globe: Some recipients of Romney's charity are boosting his bid



Swamp: Huckabee: One of 25 most influential hunter-fishers
WP/Cohen: You First, Governor Huckabee
Swamp: Club for Growth has it out for GOP's Huckabee
US News: Huckabee Surge Seen Helping Giuliani

Reason: The Libertarian Party Still Loves Ron Paul
LA Times/Goldberg: Ron Paul isn't that scary, it's Huckabee who should be making conservatives nervous

LA Times: A gap in GOP candidates' healthcare proposals

NATIONAL

WP/Trail: '08 Debate Sites Set
USA Today: Colleges in Miss., Tenn., N.Y., Mo. get 2008 debates

Politico: Republicans elbow for coveted committees
The Hill: FEC decision could launch attack ads, watchdogs warn
Politico: FEC slaps Media Fund with huge fine
The Hill: New rules may help GOP to stall spending omnibus

Telegraph UK: The 50 most influential Americans in Britain

Washington Post: Homeland Security Adviser Townsend Leaving White House

Swamp: Time to order that 2008 Bush calendar, RNC says

NEW YORK

NY Post: Stonewall Gov mum on lawyer

VIRGINIA



Richmond Times-Dispatch: Gilmore's bid for Senate now official
Washington Post: Gilmore Announces Bid for U.S. Senate | Bio
Wall Street Journal: Ex-Virginia Gov. Gilmore to Run For John Warner's Senate Seat
AP/Lewis: Gilmore Announces 2008 U.S. Senate Bid
The Hill: Gilmore enters Senate race, setting up fight with Warner
Daily Press: Gilmore-Warner clash expected in Senate race
Swamp: Two former Va. guvs to vie for Senate seat

MARYLAND

Washington Post: O'Malley Increases Influence With Wins on Taxes and Slots

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Minnesotas embattled U.S. attorney steps down
NY Times: U.S. Attorney in Minnesota Is Reassigned
Washington Post: U.S. Attorney for Minnesota to Leave Post
LA Times: Controversial U.S. attorney gets new post
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Politics could slow nomination of new Minnesota U.S. attorney

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: Republican Congressman in New Jersey Will Retire
The Hill: Rep. Ferguson will not seek reelection
AP/Delli Santi: New Jersey Rep. Ferguson says won't run for re-election
WP/Cillizza: House: Ferguson Retirement Creates Another Competitive Open Seat
NJpols: Long List of Potential Candidates In the 7th District

MICHIGAN

AP/Hoffman: Michigan Primary Goes to High Court
Politico: GOP race may hinge on Michigan

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: 'Good talker' charged in Florida

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November 19, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

AP/Fischer: Giuliani Addresses Energy at NASCAR Race
Washington Post: Giuliani Hoping NASCAR Fans May Provide an Edge in the Race
NY Post: Giuliani playing 9/11 card
Newsday: Giuliani and Schumer: an odd couple connection
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 30%, Thompson 17%
Angus Reid: Florida Primary 2008 (R): Giuliani 36%, Romney 15%
Angus Reid: Giuliani Drops in U.S. Race
Newsweek/Alter: Rudys Loyalty Problem
American Thinker: 9/11 Counter-Narrative Threatens Giuliani's Candidacy
Guardian UK: New York firefighters to oppose Giuliani



Tennessean: Fred Thompson puts stock in South, Midwest
MSNBC: Fred gets personal with conservatives
ABC News: Fred Thompson Speaks Out on Right-to-Life Decisions
Washington Times: NRLC stands by Thompson support
Politico: Huckabee, Thompson trade barbs on shows
Boston Globe: Edwards, Thompson offer different fixes for Social Security
Mother Jones: Fred Thompson Pitches Credibility, But Iowa Voters Prefer Red Meat



Politico: Tom Kean endorsing McCain in new push
NY Times: McCain Takes On Clinton, With an Eye to Civility
The Hill: McCain attacks Dems in New Hampshire
NY Times: Transcript: McCains Speech in New Hampshire
AP/Elliott: McCain Equates Silence With Progress
AP/Elliott: McCain: It's OK to Make People Mad
Times UK/Sullivan: Only one Republican can end this war with honour



CNN: Romney: Punish states that let illegal immigrants get licenses
NY Times: Romney ad: The All-American Family Man
Casper Star-Tribune: Romney stumps for Wyoming's delegates
AP: Romney vows $$ cuts for sanctuary cities, states
Washington Post: The New Face of Global Mormonism



AP/Lester: Huckabee: Abortion Not States' Call
Salon: Huckabee: God wants us to fight global warming
Washington Post: Huckabee, Thompson Each Go One-on-One
NYT/Caucus: Huckabees Record
Allentown Morning Call: Toomey criticizes Huckabee's fiscal policies

Washington Times: Unlikely allies unite for Paul's quixotic '08 bid
NY Sun: 'Spectacular Trial' Is Seen in Case of Liberty Dollar
American Thinker: Ron Paul is a Useful Man for Democrats
CQ Politics: Paul Devotees Spark Online Backlash

Sam Brownback: A call to faith in this time of trial for conservatives

NATIONAL

NY Sun: Senate 'Faux' Sessions To Prevent More Recess Appointments
American Spectator/Prowler: Dingier Harry
OpinionJournal/Fund: Nancy Pelosi tries to force the Salvation Army to hire people who can't speak English
NY Times/Krugman: Republicans and Race
Des Moines Register: Preachers feel heat of Grassley tax probe
Washington Post: A weekly roundup of the buzz from the Sunday talk shows
Guardian UK: Fox News's status as a politically impartial channel is at last being exposed as a fiction

NEW YORK

NY Post: 'Eliot's bully' made threat: insider
NY Daily News: Former Eliot Spitzer aide Darren Dopp isn't the only one facing a perjury rap
Newsday: Suffolk Conservative chief makes disloyalty claim
NY Post: $75M suit vs. Spitzer has 'teeth'
Albany Times-Union: Spitzer taps big, powerful for funds
Newsday: Troopergate not a real issue, so let's move ahead
NY Post: Pirro getting the mansion
NY Daily News: Experts predict that Al & Jeanine Pirro will settle and avoid divorce mudfest

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Campaign donations started coming early for Rossi

FLORIDA

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Florida delegates safe, GOP chief says
Sun-Sentinel: Republicans, don't underestimate Hillary
Orlando Sentinel: Property-tax vote could be warm-up for election forces
Palm Beach Post: Mahoney sets image as feisty freshman
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Retirement community is poised to play crucial role in state's Republican primary

SOUTH DAKOTA

Argus Leader: GOP leader rallies faithful: Unseating Tim Johnson among goals

NEW HAMPSHIRE

USA Today: In N.H., a 'pregnant' pause on setting primary date drags on

OHIO

Fox News: Ohio GOP, Christian Group Demand Apology From State Attorney General for Good Friday Comments

MISSOURI

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Health care stance a liability for Blunt

ILLINOIS

Peoria Journal Star: Four candidates aim for the job vacated by Ray LaHood

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah less Mormon than ever

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Dems Test Odds on Top GOP Sen. McConnell in 08 Kentucky Horse Race

PENNSYLVANIA

Daily American: Army vet on mission to oust Murtha from office

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Can the governor affect '08 race?

VIRGINIA

Richmond Times Dispatch: House of Delegates' Republican Caucus re-elects its leadership

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Maryland lawmakers OK tax hikes

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: New Jersey Moves to End Death Penalty
Philadelphia Inquirer: Saxon exit pits Burlington, Ocean County interests

OKLAHOMA

OpinionJournal: Oklahoma's Most Wanted: The latest thing in political felonies: a petition drive

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Perry plans 200 cameras on Texas-Mexico border

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: 2 Democrats want to challenge Hoekstra's re-election bid

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November 18, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

NY Times: Republican Uncertainty Amid a Push by Giuliani
NYT/Rich: What That Regan Woman Knows
NY Daily News: Judith Regan dish on Bernard Kerik affair could burn Rudy Giuliani
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani jets to campaign stops using casino kingpin's plane
NY Post: Rudy's a luxury jet-$etter
Swamp: Giuliani bashes Clinton at conservative legal confab
McClatchy: 9/11 group tries to punch holes in Giuliani's image
Salon: Did Fox News chief Ailes try to protect Rudy Giuliani?
Atlanta JC: Giuliani embraces NASCAR, hoping for a Southern hug
Boston Globe: GOP power couple to serve as NH co-chairs for Giuliani
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Florida is essential for Giuliani's hopes
Boston Globe: New concerns crack unity of religious right
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 33%, McCain at 17%



CBS News: Thompson Making More Inroads Among Social Conservatives?
Angus Reid: Majority in Tennessee Picks Thompson in 2008
NRO: Thompson's Social Security Plan
Power Line: Fred Thompson, John McCain, and the trial of Bill Clinton
Palm Beach Post: Thompson backs state bans on same-sex marriage



Washington Post: McCain Stakes His Campaign on New Hampshire
AP/Elliott: McCain Calls for Drug Reimportation
AP/Elliott: McCain Says He'll Respect Clinton
AP: McCain Finds Memories at Pizza Stop
NRO: Fred Barnes and McCain
MSN: McCain gets campaign boost from leading Denver attorney
Boston Globe: Schilling likes McCain for president



NY Daily News: Mitt Romney's smoothness - and hair - pose threat to Rudy Giuliani
Boston Globe: Potential Clinton-Romney matchup stirs echoes
San Diego Union-Tribune: Mitt Romney
AP: Romney Talks Tough on Immigration
AP: Romney: Aid illegal immigrants, lose funds
AP/Johnson: Clinton Tags Romney As a Flip-Flopper
RCP/Kudlow: Romney Has The Right Stuff
Times UK: Mormon smears turn Republican race sour
Politico: Anti-Romney calls still swathed in mystery
Angus Reid: NH Primary 2008 (R): Romney 34%, Tie for Second

NATIONAL

Washington Post: A Gathering of Young Conservatives
Washington Post: The Pulpit And the Bling-Bling
NY Times: Walking a Tightrope on Immigration
NY Times: Reagans Southern Stumble
American Thinker: Military Desertion Rates and the Associated Press

NEW YORK

Commentary: The Eliot Spitzer Show
AP/Gormley: License spat over, Spitzer, Legislature spitting continues
NY Post: Pirros parting
AP: Ex-attorney general hopeful Pirro, husband split

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Toppling GOP Leader a Long Shot for Dems

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Once-optimistic GOP moderates now feel slighted
Des Moines Register: GOP moderates need champion
Washington Post: As Iowa Caucuses Loom, Intrigue Remains
Newsday: Holidays have pols walking fine line in Iowa

VIRGINIA

Washington Post: Democratic Gun Rights Activists Seek Senate Power

RHODE ISLAND

NY Times: Rhode Island Will Trim State Work Force

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AP: Still time for N.H. to set primary date
Concord Monitor: State GOP braces for test in '08

FLORIDA

Palm Beach Post: GOP rides Crist's back to woo black voters
Orlando Sentinel: Governor Charlie Crist tries to woo blacks to Republican Party

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City Journal: RNC chairman visits Rapid City

ILLINOIS

Daily Herald: History will judge Hastert as career ends

NEVADA

CNN: Poll suggests Nevada could become a swing state in 2008

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November 17, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Washington Post: Making a Federalist Case
Detroit News: Giuliani gaining in Michigan: GOP candidate jumps ahead of Romney
Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani leads Florida in campaign poll
WP/Trail: Giuliani Makes a Federalist Case
Washington Post: Mingling With The Women to Help Her Man
The Hill: Judith Giuliani rallies Women for Rudy
Washington Post: 8 Million Stories In the Naked City, And One Character Keeps Popping Up
LA Times: Giuliani says he'd pick conservative justices
CNN: Giuliani to conservatives: I'm with you on judges
AP/Kuhnhenn: Giuliani Would Pick Conservative Judges
Reuters: Giuliani says he'd appoint conservative judges
NY Times: Giuliani Vexes Audiences With His Abortion Views
Boston Globe: Giuliani blazes trail in focus on big states
NY Times: Giuliani, Foe of Socialized Medicine, Expanded Public Care as Mayor
Salon: Rudy Giuliani's ties to Fox News
Weekly Standard: Rudy Giuliani, Disciplinarian
WP/Trail: Eyebrow-Raising Success of Giuliani and Other Campaign Surprises For Karl Rove
NRO: Fox News' National Poll Shows More of the Same: Rudy Up
NRO: Good News for Rudy & McCain in Ohio From Qunnipiac
CNN: Poll: Electability drives Giuliani lead in Nevada
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Giuliani top choice of likely Missouri primary voters



NY Post: Fred: GIs 'get' US policy
AP/Nelson: Thompson's Pick: Soldiers Over Lawmakers
Washington Post: Editorial: Two Cheers for Mr. Thompson on social security
Sun-Sentinel: Republican candidate Fred Thompson coming to Palm Beach County
American Thinker: Elon University Poll Shows Thompson Strength
Pioneer Press: Minnesota GOP House leader Seifert endorses Fred Thompson for president
NBC-2: FL poll: Thompson nosedives in Florida



NY Post: A McCain mutiny
AP/Elliott: McCain: Avoid Boosting Hostile Leaders
The Hill: McCain files push poll complaint in N.H.
Arizona Republic: Flake touts McCain's fiscal virtues to N.H.
Atlantic/Sullivan: Going Back To McCain



Weekly Standard/Barnes: Romney: The Man Who Wants to Fix Washington
Boston Globe: N.H. to probe negative calls targeting Romney campaign
NY Post: Mitt has a fit over unholy polling
AP/Ritter: Romney Talks Immigration, Health Care
AP/Blood: Romney Assails Giuliani on Immigration
AP/Elliott: N.H. Probes Anti-Romney 'Poll' Calls
Politico: Romney labels calls 'un-American,' pins blame on McCain-Feingold
Reuters: New Hampshire investigating anti-Romney calls



Reuters: Chuck Norris pitches for dollars for Huckabee
AP: Huckabee Gains Among GOP in Iowa

Washington Post: In Paul They Trust (The Feds May Differ)
AP/Lenz: Feds Raid 'Liberty Dollar' HQ in Ind.
NY Post: Ron Paul shuns funny money
San Antonio Express: Texas presidential hopeful no longer an afterthought
USA Daily: Barry Goldwater, Jr. endorses Ron Paul
CBS News: Ron Paul's Support Grows On College Campuses

AP: GOP's Tancredo Defends New Ad
Politico: What happened to Tom Tancredo?

Swamp: Rove, surprised, evaluates the presidential field
LA Times: Rovian ruminations: Karl Rove scans the presidential races

Telegraph UK: Republicans winning new citizens for 2008 vote

NATIONAL

Washington Post: Senate Stays In Session to Block Recess Appointments
AP/Jalonick: Republican Filibuster Stalls Farm Bill
Washington Post: Farm Bill At Standstill After Vote
Wall Street Journal: Washington Itches for a Budget Battle
AP/Hananel: Job in Question for Immigration Official
AP/Kellman: New Atty Gen Shows Political Savvy
Politico: Surprise! Bush still popular on stump
Money in State Politics: Bush Rangers divert focus to state parties (.pdf)

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV News Shows
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

AP/Dobbin: NY lawmakers propose making text messaging while driving a crime
AP: Bill would ban text messaging while driving in NY
NY Post: GOPers have 'gay' old time razzing Gov
NY Post: Editorial: The Grinch & the Gov

IOWA

AP/Sidoti: Republican Race in Iowa Still Unsettled

MICHIGAN

AP: Poll: In Michigan, GOP side still bunched
AP/Hoffman: Court Rejects Early Michigan Primary
Detroit News: Appeals Court rejects primary
Detroit Free Press: Early presidential primary on brink of death

LOUISIANA

AP/Apuzzo: Tough Choice for Vitter in Escort Case

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: DeLuca disappointed with fellow GOP senators

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Saxton looks back on congressional career
AP/Hester: Judge: Corzine can keep toll road study private
AP/Hester: Corzine tries to assure judge e-mail search was thorough


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November 16, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

OpinionJournal: Rudy's Gamble: Giuliani's audacious strategy for the nomination
AP/Quaid: Giuliani Woos Conservatives on Judges
AP: Giuliani Goes to Bat for Roger Maris
Washington Times: Hollywood stars mum on donations to GOP
Boston Globe: Giuliani takes liberties on his NYC record
Reason: Is Rudy Giuliani a new Barry Goldwater or a new Bobby Kennedy?
NY Post: Rudy pal cops plea
Des Moines Register: King raises concerns about Giuliani's views
Dallas Morning News: Perry wins over voters - but not for Giuliani
Fox News: Rev. Pat Robertson Explains Why He's Throwing His Support Behind Rudy Giuliani
Angus Reid: So. Car. Primary 2008 (R): Giuliani 26%, Romney 20%
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 25%, Romney 21%



NY Post: Fred fires away on Rudy's home turf
AP/Long: In NYC, Thompson argues his standing in polls will change
NY Daily News: Fred Thompson treads lightly on fellow GOP candidates
Swamp: GOP's Thompson: 'Pendulum swinging against us'
NPR: Backing Thompson: Human Life and Political Reality



NY Times: McCain Finds Sympathy on Torture Issue
NY Times: A Campaign Hopes a Slur Will Lead to Donations
Power Line: McCain Comes Roaring Back...
Fox News: Poll: McCain Performs Best Against Clinton
CBS News: Not Quite McCain's Macaca



LA Times: Romney mines for votes in Southern California
NY Sun: Romney: Giuliani Made New York Magnet for Illegal Aliens
AP/Blood: Romney Assails Giuliani on Immigration
AP/Elliott: NH, Iowa Voters Get Anti-Romney Calls
Politico: Anti-Romney, anti-Mormon calls being made in Iowa
Boston Globe: Rivals tag Romney on healthcare pitch
AP/Johnson: Rivals Chide Romney on Health Care Plan
Washington Times/Weyrich: The Romney difference
Scripps: Romney's brain



Seattle PI: Huckabee makes most of quick trip to Bellevue
AP: Poll: Huckabee Gains Among GOP in Iowa

Mona Charen: Memo to Ron Paul Supporters
NY Sun: U.S. Raids Issuer of Ron Paul Coins
American Thinker: Website claim: 'Jews for Ron Paul' a fraud

AP/Sanner: Tancredo to Get $400 Haircut for Autism

Townhall/Hewitt: Guessing The Course Of The GOP Primaries

NATIONAL

Boston Globe: GOP may try to exploit divisive immigration issue

LA Times: Bush, justices address Federalist Society
Washington Post: Federalists Relish Well-Placed Friends

Washington Post: House Falls Short in Vote to Override Veto
Washington Post: Marchers Protest NLRB's Busy Sept.

NY Times: Bush Announces 5 Nominees for Top Justice Posts
AP: Bush plans to nominate Connecticut US attorney for top Justice Dept. post
Swamp: Bush taps Chicago judge for key Justice Dept. post
Washington Post: Md. Prosecutor Tapped for Appeals Court
Washington Times: White House fills State position

Swamp: Bush: 'Judicial lawlessness... needs to stop'
NY Daily News: President Bush says Dems 'destroy' his judicial picks
CQ Politics: Some Hill Republicans Ready for Spending Compromise, but Bush Is Not

NY Sun: Editorial: Grassley's Gumption ...

The Hill: DeLay, Blackwell launch activist group
Washington Times: DeLay founds coalition to polish GOP message

Market Watch: Newsweek hires Rove as contributor
Politico: Newsweek hires Karl Rove

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitz vows to push for gay marriages
NY Sun: Even With Spitzer Vulnerable, Republican Bench 'Pretty Weak'
OpinionJournal: Spitzer's Fall: His nastiness catches up with him
NY Post: Eliot's arrogance: Doomed by his contempt
AP/McShane: Spitzer Blamed for License Plan Failure
Arizona Republic: Driver's licenses for migrants? Not in Mexico

Buffalo News: Spitzer abandons plan for Internet retailers to collect state sales tax

Journal News: One man's effort to revive Westchester GOP

NY Daily News: GOP fund-raiser pleads guilty for not reporting consult fees
NY Times: Former G.O.P. Official Admits He Evaded Taxes
AP/Maull: Former Manhattan GOP head pleads guilty to tax evasion
NY Sun: GOP's Ex-Chief in Manhattan Guilty on Taxes

ILLINOIS



Chicago Tribune: Hastert delivers a final address to Congress
AP/Babington: Hastert Bids House Farewell
Swamp: Ex-Speaker Hastert resigns
CQ Politics: Race to Succeed Hastert Could Be Special Election Bellwether
The Hill: Questions surrounding the timing of Hasterts resignation spark confusion
Aurora Beacon News: How Denny's resignation will trigger an early election

NEW MEXICO

The Hill: Wilson pulls $110,000 at Cheney fundraiser

MICHIGAN

NRO: Primary Problem: Michigan may have to resort to a state convention

VIRGINIA

Roanoke Times: Republicans have themselves to blame

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Byrd: Cochran says hell run for re-election
Jackson Clarion Ledger: Cochran decides to run for sixth term
Biloxi Sun Herald: Cochran to run for Senate again

IOWA

Radio Iowa: GOP candidate debate in Iowa canceled

KANSAS

Topeka Capital-Journal: State GOP announces caucus date

WISCONSIN

Badger-Herald: Former GOP chairmain analyzes 08 election
Capital Times: Ex-GOP chair Mehlman gives rosy view of politics

MISSOURI

KMBC: Blunt Orders E-Mail Retention System

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November 15, 2007



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Washington Post: For Giuliani's Inner Circle, Loyalty Reigns Supreme
AP/Kuhnhenn: GOP's Giuliani to Air His First TV Ad
Swamp: Air Giuliani makes campaign TV debut with 'Tested'
Boston Globe: TV spot touts progress under his watch
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani acknowledges flaws in first TV ad
NY Times: In First Ads for Giuliani, a Wild City Is Made Over
WP/George Will: Front-Runners Who Can Still Be Tackled
AP: Giuliani Speaks at Game Feed
National Journal: The Timing May Be Just Right For Giuliani
LA Times: Evangelical flocks on their own at the polls
NYT/Caucus: Giuliani Battles Romney on Immigration
Time: Rudy Giuliani's Defining Moment
AP/Kolpack: Giuliani Says N.D. Important to Campaign
Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio split on Clinton, Giuliani
Associated Content: Poll: Rudy Giuliani Closes in on Hillary Clinton in Ohio



Fox: Thompson Campaign Lashes Out at Romney Supporter Over Endorsement Payoff Claim
AP: Thompson Airs Immigration Ad in Iowa
NY Sun: Editorial: Where Was Thompson?
WP/Channel '08: Fred Thompson Wants 'No Amnesty'
Chicago Tribune: Thompson's role of a lifetime
Townhall/Hewitt: The NRLC's Endorsement Of Fred Thompson
Myrtle Beach News: Thompson woos crowd



AP/Myers: McCain Defends Reaction to Clinton Jab
NY Post: McCain getting 'b#tch'-slapped
The Hill: McCain camp goes after CNN
NRO: McCain's Manager Calls CNN 'The Clinton News Network'
Townhall: McCain Plays Third Party, Swift Boat Cards Against Rudy



NY Times: Romney, Searching and Earnest, Set His Path in 60s
AP/Johnson: Rivals Chide Romney on Health Care Plan
Swamp: Romney: Winning old-fashioned way (plus money)
Chicago Tribune: Mitt Romney: The smartest guy in the room
NRO: There's More To Romney Than Mormonism



Washington Times: Huckabee's hopes up in Iowa
Boston Globe: Huckabee surges in Iowa poll
Swamp: Huckabee: Never 'point your gun at a dead carcass'
Newsweek: Could Huckabee Actually Win Iowa?
Washington Post: The Huckabee Hustle
Salon: The dark side of Mike Huckabee

AP/Babington: Ron Paul Finds Fans, Funds on the Fringe
McClatchy: Rep. Ron Paul does it his way

McClatchy: Hunter runs to shake up governing elite

NATIONAL

Ann Coulter: Musharraf: The Tolstoy of the Zulus
Sandra Day O'Connor: How special-interest money threatens the integrity of our courts
AP/Lardner: State's Inspector General Defends Record
Gallup: Americans Widely Disappointed With Democrats in Congress

NEW YORK

NY Sun: Spitzer Abandons Amazon Tax
NY Sun: Editorial: Spitzer's Latest Flop

Washington Times: Illegals' licenses dropped
WP/Trail: Spitzer Drops License Plan, But Damage to Democrats is Done
NY Times: Dropping License Plan Wins Praise for Spitzer
NY Post: Gov finally reacts to Dem heat
NY Daily News: Spitzer says public, not Hillary, made him axe license plan
Newsday: Local Dems, GOP differ on impact of Spitzer's move
Newsday: Spitzer's license plan U-turn won't be easy
NY Sun: City Democrats Back License Plan Withdrawal

NY Daily News: Gov. Eliot Spitzer will fight felons' lawsuit

NY Post: Albany DA to go bobbing for apple$

Albany Times-Union: Sweeney makes plea, apologies

FLORIDA

NY Times: Judge Stays Execution, Citing Case Under Review
CQ Politics: Tossup Race in Florida Finds House Freshman Fighting Fluke Label

CALIFORNIA

Politico: Opponents link Giuliani to voting initiative
Financial Times: Californian vote switch may bolster Republicans
Reuters: California Budget Woes Growing Amid Slowdown

MISSISSIPPI

The Hill: Cochran will run in 2008
Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Barbour, Legislature facing different post-election dynamics

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Republicans face messy feud

ILLINOIS

Politico: Hastert to make retirement announcement on Thursday

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan court sets a national standard

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