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April 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Karl Rove: Getting to Know John McCain
Wall Street Journal: McCain Pushes a Health-Care Plan With Less Regulation
NYT/Caucus: Late Night Laughs on McCain Veep Prospects
NY Times: McCain Strengthening His Political Marriage

Washington Times: Bush lays gas blame on Congress
WaPo: Siphoning Off Corn to Fuel Our Cars
Rush Limbaugh: The Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse Caused This Oil Mess
Tony Blankley: Items to ponder for the next president
CQ Politics: Election 2008: The South: GOP Targets Democrats Elected in 2006
Politico: GI bill sparks Senate war

NY: Newsday: Senate proposes suspending NY gasoline tax
NJ: AP/Hester: Corzine: NJ cannot afford a gas tax break
MN: AP/Condon: Comedian-turned-candidate Franken to pay $70K in back taxes
CA: Politico: GOP tests strategies in Calif. race
UT: Salt Lake Tribune: Republican fundraising: Bush, Romney to visit Utah
FL: Sun-Sentinel: Bucher vs. Rubio, smackdown 2008?
IL: Chicago Sun-Times: Bag of cash to save gov's house?

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Wall Street Journal: McCain Pushes a Health-Care Plan With Less Regulation
NY Times: Federal Money in Health Care Plan From McCain
NY Times: McCain Offers Details of His Health Plan
WaPo: McCain Offers Market-Based Health Plan
BusinessWeek: McCain's Health-Care Proposal

Karl Rove: Getting to Know John McCain
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Progress

Arizona Republic: McCain won't concede Calif. to Democrats

NYT/Caucus: Late Night Laughs on McCain Veep Prospects
ABC: Gov. Jindal Flattered by V.P. Rumors

NY Times: McCain Strengthening His Political Marriage

Hill: McCain eyes voting no on the farm bill

JTA: Top GOP Jews help McCain

AP/Kellman: Disabled group members arrested at McCain's office

Rasmussen: Republicans Grow More Confident In Running Against Obama

INTERNATIONAL

Human Events: Londons Mayoral Election Preview

NATIONAL



NY Times: Saying Times Are Tough, Bush Urges Congress to Act
Washington Times: Bush lays gas blame on Congress
WaPo: President Repeats First-Term Answers to Rising Gas Prices
AP/Loven: Bush: No recession, just 'very slow economy'
AP/Loven: Bush faults Congress for inaction on energy, housing bills
AP/Herbert: Higher energy costs from climate bills
Rush Limbaugh: The Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse Caused This Oil Mess
Rush Limbaugh: Mrs. Clinton's Oil Ignorance
Hill: Politics at the pump
Politico: Gas prices fuel effort to jam GOP
NY Times: Shortages Threaten Farmers Key Tool: Fertilizer
WaPo: Siphoning Off Corn to Fuel Our Cars

Politico: GI bill sparks Senate war

AP/Daly: House approves massive public lands bill

CQ Politics: Election 2008: The South: GOP Targets Democrats Elected in 2006
Hill: Reid offers compromise on FEC stalemate
Hill: Young, Jefferson quiet as Coconut Road earmark nears vote in House
Hill: Senate GOP leader, Kerry less popular

AP/Davis: More Republicans back Democrats' housing rescue

WaPo: As Congress Examines FCC, Chairman May Be Asked to Defend His Leadership

AP/Tareen: Immigration marches return with messages aimed at voters

Tony Blankley: Items to ponder for the next president

NEW YORK

Newsday: Senate proposes suspending NY gasoline tax
Newsday: Nassau GOP lawmakers oppose plastic bag recycling
Buffalo News: Amid opposition, Lee emerges in GOP House race
Buffalo News: Corwin joins race to oust Cole
Albany TU: A shot to end retiree probe?
NYDN: Appeals court holds Port Authority liable in 1993 WTC bombing

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Corzine: NJ cannot afford a gas tax break

MINNESOTA

AP/Condon: Comedian-turned-candidate Franken to pay $70K in back taxes
WCCO: Franken: 'Accountant Made A Mistake' On Back Taxes

CALIFORNIA

Politico: GOP tests strategies in Calif. race
Sacramento Bee: Governor's deficit estimate rises to $20 billion
AP/Williams: Governor determined to try big health care reform again
San Diego UT: State budget '$20 billion out of whack'
SF Chronicle: Governor boosts deficit forecast to $20 billion as he bids to change state's spending system

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Kaine May Float Gas-Tax Increase to Offset Shortfall

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Republican fundraising: Bush, Romney to visit Utah
Deseret News: Bush to host Utah fund-raiser with Romney

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: New texts, more trouble for Mayor Kilpatrick
Detroit Free Press: More messages rankle council
Detroit News: Document alleges judge knew about police shake-up

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Changes in Florida condominium law await governor's signature
Sun-Sentinel: Bucher vs. Rubio, smackdown 2008?
Orlando Sen: Florida in cross hairs for its lax training requirements to carry hidden guns
Tallahassee Democrat: Florida House approves energy bill

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Bag of cash to save gov's house?
Chicago Sun-Times: Prosecutors: Rezko sought cash to avoid lien on gov's home
Chicago Tribune: Senate version of recall bill moves forward in legislature
Chicago Tribune: Ex-state official to testify that Tony Rezko tapped him for bribes, Blagojevich campaign contributions

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April 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Miami Herald: In Florida, McCain focuses on healthcare
Washington Times: Barbour touts moderate McCain
Washington Times: Video: Barbour on McCain

WP/Trail: Mississippi Republican Runs Ad Against Obama
YouTube: Video: Obama in MS
Fox: RNC: No problems with latest Wright ad
George Will: A Pastor at Center Stage and a Parishioner With Questions to Answer
NY Times: Wright Says Criticism Is Attack on Black Church
AP/Pickler: Analysis: Wright does Obama little good
Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Should Apologize to the North Carolina Republicans

NY Times/Greenhouse: In a 6-to-3 Vote, Justices Uphold a Voter ID Law
Hill: GOP Young Guns aim to win 22 House seats
Human Events: Norm Coleman and Saxby Chambliss Should Smile
Robert Novak: Disobeying the Pope

NY: NY Post: Bruno slaps Silver over judge revolt
WV: AP/Smith: West Virginia University dean resigns in degree scandal
IL: AP/Robinson: Witness: Fundraiser Rezko said prosecutor would be replaced
NV: AP: Nev. Democrat drops out of House race against GOP incumbent
NJ: AP: Top federal prosecutor in NJ: Being undocumented not a crime
CT: Boston Globe: Republican lawmakers call for gas tax holiday
MN: Minneapolis ST: House Republicans to run ads assailing Democrats for gas tax hike
MI: Detroit News: Michigan to vote on legalizing marijuana for medical use
CA: Sacramento Bee: California voter ID push by GOP rejected
MA: Boston Globe: GOP fires third salvo at DiMasi
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Crist pushes gas tax holiday

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Miami Herald: In Florida, McCain focuses on healthcare
AP/Quaid: McCain seeks tax credit for health care
Reuters: McCain assails Democratic health-care approach

Washington Times: Barbour touts moderate McCain
Washington Times: Video: Barbour on McCain
Washington Times: Video: Barbour on race in the 2008 campaign
Washington Times: Video: Barbour on the 2008 campaign
Washington Times: Video: Barbour on President Bush's legacy

AP/Anthony: McCain says Americans most willing to sacrifice
Cleveland PD: McCain will be in Cleveland on Thursday
WKYC: McCain to be in Cleveland Thursday to focus on health care

WP/Trail: Mississippi Republican Runs Ad Against Obama
YouTube: Video: Obama in MS
Fox: RNC: No problems with latest Wright ad
George Will: A Pastor at Center Stage and a Parishioner With Questions to Answer
NY Times: Wright Says Criticism Is Attack on Black Church
AP/Pickler: Analysis: Wright does Obama little good
Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Should Apologize to the North Carolina Republicans

AP: RNC demands networks yank McCain ad
Boston Globe: Parties wrangle over new anti-McCain ad
MSNBC: RNC calls new DNC ad 'misleading'
NY Times: Its Candidates Otherwise Engaged, Democratic Party Goes After McCain
AP/Sidoti: AP Poll: Clinton leads McCain by 9 points
Hill: Group files complaint over McCains London fundraiser

Politico: GOP plans half-million hit on Obama, Dems
Hill: Cole seeks to nationalize election with Sen. Obama, Speaker Pelosi
NY Post: Rove's 'winning' tips for Barack

AP/Welsh-Huggins: Gubernatorial primaries take back seat to presidential race

INTERNATIONAL

NY Times: Rome Elects First Rightist Mayor in Decades

NATIONAL

NY Times/Greenhouse: In a 6-to-3 Vote, Justices Uphold a Voter ID Law
Washington Times: Court upholds requisite ID at voter polls
WaPo: High Court Upholds Indiana Law On Voter ID
Rush Limbaugh: Huge Decision: Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Voter ID Law
Hill: ID ruling stuns Dems, Ind. setback for Obama
NY Times: Supreme Court Upholds Voter Identification Law in Indiana
Boston Globe: Supreme Court upholds voter ID law
NY Times: Decision Is Likely to Spur Voter ID Laws in More States
NY Times: Editorial: The Court Fumbles on Voting Rights
AP/Sherman: Supreme Court says states can demand photo ID for voting
AP/Hastings: Advocates: Voter ID ruling may disenfranchise US voters
McClatchy: Voter-ID ruling worries Democrats

AP/Sullivan: Its future uncertain, barrier on the border going up quickly
Sacramento Bee: U.S. push to get more farmworkers in visa plan draws criticism

CQ Politics: Intelligence Oversight Gets a Fresh Look as Panel Takes Up Authorization Bill

NY Times: Amid High Oil Prices, Danger Signs in Production
Hill: Ethanol part of food crisis, says Durbin
Arizona Republic: Homeowners face fight over wind turbines

Boston Globe: Housing prices keep falling as slump enters its third year
Reuters: Paulson Says No Interest In Second Stimulus Plan

Hill: GOP Young Guns aim to win 22 House seats
Politico: GOP fears Pelosi power grab on Iraq
AP/Daly: Rep. McDermott pays $1 M to Rep. Boehner in taped-call case
Hill: K Street big spenders keep up the pace so far in 2008

WaPo: Lawmakers Want Hearing on Ties Between Sect, Defense Contracts
NY Times: Senate Democrats Calling for More Food Assistance
CQ Politics: Election 2008: The Senate: More Open Seats Hurt GOP Chances
Human Events: Norm Coleman and Saxby Chambliss Should Smile

NEW YORK


Newsday: State legislature to eye more budget cuts
Albany TU: Paterson takes pass on prayer breakfast
Albany TU: Advocates call for public financing, Paterson says not now
NY Post: Gov heaps luv on top GOP rival

NY Post: Bruno slaps Silver over judge revolt

NYDN: Christine Quinn gives your cash to West Side project - and gets campaign money

Robert Novak: Disobeying the Pope
NY Post: Giuliani catches holy hell
Newsday: Cardinal Egan snipes at Rudy over taking Communion
NYDN: Cardinal Egan criticizes Rudy Giuliani for taking Communion
AP: Cardinal: Rudy shouldn't have taken Communion

NYT: School Campus Receives a Living Senators Name, Much to His Opponents Annoyance

AP: Broadwater Will Ask U.S. to Authorize Gas Terminal

Miami Herald: Spitzer escort sues over old video
Orlando Sentinel: Ashley Dupre from Spitzer call girl case sues 'Girls Gone Wild'
NY Post: Eliot's gal files to sue pants off 'Wild'

WEST VIRGINIA

AP/Smith: West Virginia University dean resigns in degree scandal

ILLINOIS

AP/Robinson: Witness: Fundraiser Rezko said prosecutor would be replaced
Chicago Sun-Times: Laura and Jenna Bush encourage reading in Naperville visit

NEVADA

AP: Nev. Democrat drops out of House race against GOP incumbent

NEW JERSEY

AP: Top federal prosecutor in NJ: Being undocumented not a crime

CONNECTICUT

Boston Globe: Republican lawmakers call for gas tax holiday
Hartford Courant: Republican Lawmakers Offer Alternative Fiscal Plan

INDIANA

WP/Trail: Indiana, a Different Kind of Midwestern State

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis ST: House Republicans to run ads assailing Democrats for gas tax hike

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan to vote on legalizing marijuana for medical use
AP/Flesher: Retail chain's politicking causes investigation in Michigan

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Legislature's hiring-law changes fail to halt ballot efforts

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: California voter ID push by GOP rejected
Sacramento Bee: Bill aiding California homeowners advances with key GOP Senate votes
Sacramento Bee: Property tax meltdown hits localities

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOP fires third salvo at DiMasi

FLORIDA

Tallahassee Democrat: Florida budget set for final vote
St. Petersburg Times: Crist pushes gas tax holiday
Palm Beach Post: Evolution bill clears House; Senate approval unlikely
St. Petersburg Times: Dueling bills on teaching of evolution may not survive
Herald Tribune: Legislators find $50 million for Everglades cleanup


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April 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Reuters: McCain Focuses on Lower Costs on Health - Care Tour
Miami Herald: Political big shots giving McCain's campaign a lift
USA Today: McCain runs strong as Democrats battle on
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Tax Cuts and the Deficit
NY Times: McCain Criticizes Remarks by Obama’s Former Pastor
Politico: Citing Obama, McCain shifts on use of Wright

Toronto Star: Mockery on menu at Washington press dinner
Austin American-Statesman: Jenna Bush reveals wedding details

NY Sun: Gas Price May Soar to Between $7 and $10 a Gallon
NY Times: Loan Industry Fighting Rules on Mortgages

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Probers byte Power aide
PR: AP/Rivera: Indicted PR governor will seek 2nd term
NV: AP: Marital problems cause governor to move out of mansion
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Florida budget gets final education, health care cuts
WY: Hill: Enzi ends suspense over reelection bid
OH: Toledo Blade: New man on Capitol Hill dives into his latest role
CA: Sacramento Bee: Line of succession to governor may get longer
IL: AP: Blagojevich could be big game for federal corruption hunters

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN









WFLX: McCain to hold health care roundtable at Miami Children's Hospital
Reuters: McCain Focuses on Lower Costs on Health - Care Tour
CBS4: McCain Makes A Stop In Coral Gables

Miami Herald: Political big shots giving McCain's campaign a lift
USA Today: McCain runs strong as Democrats battle on
Townhall: McCain 1 or Bush 3?

Wall Street Journal: McCain's Tax Cuts and the Deficit

Wall Street Journal: Ex-CEO Fiorina Seems Comfortable Following McCain's Lead
Press & Dakotan: Thune Says He Doesn't Expect To Get McCain's VP Nod

NY Times: McCain Criticizes Remarks by Obamas Former Pastor
Politico: Citing Obama, McCain shifts on use of Wright
NY Sun: McCain Reverses Course on Obamas Pastor
Human Events: McCains Missteps with the North Carolina Republican Party
Philadelphia Daily News: Wright exemplifies all that's wrong with democracy
Chicago Tribune: 'I am not a politician,' the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. says
Daily Voice: Jeremiah Wright fires back at his critics
Detroit News: Fiery Wright calls for change at NAACP dinner
Detroit Free Press: Wright tells NAACP audience: 'A change is going to come'

NY Sun: McCain, Obama To Tussle Over Whos the Maverick
North Star: Conservatives' Unease With McCain
Washington Times: McCain backers combat age as issue in campaign
NRO: The Arizona Republic editorializes on Senator McCain's temper
Townhall: Pennsylvania Warns Us GOP Still Not Ready for McCain

Politico: Dems out with new ad hitting McCain on war
Hill: Obama very interested in pursuing public financing
Dallas Morning News: Women's influence as campaign donors skyrockets

Washington Times: The libertarian voter



Toronto Star: Mockery on menu at Washington press dinner

Austin American-Statesman: Jenna Bush reveals wedding details

North Star: The Fall of Alan Keyes

NATIONAL



NY Sun: Gas Price May Soar to Between $7 and $10 a Gallon

NY Times: Loan Industry Fighting Rules on Mortgages
WaPo: Editorial: Senate has an opportunity to strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

WaPo: When Candidates Can't Lose

Hill: Lobbying battle to continue despite Finances FAA deal

Townhall: Why Is Gingrich Fronting Gore?

East Valley Tribune: OConnor speaks at fundraiser for former home

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Probers byte Power aide
NYDN: Governor cautions judges about slowdown in pay hike fight
Glens Falls PS: GOP holds spring dinner in Lake George

Albany TU: Tonko officially in
Albany TU: Steck, Tonko, Brooks lead the pack in 21st CD

NY Sun: Lawyers for Council Seen as a Departure
NY Times: Dysfunction at a Charity That Relies on Council Largess

Syracuse PS: Bad odds nothing new to candidate

PUERTO RICO

AP/Rivera: Indicted PR governor will seek 2nd term

NEVADA

AP: Marital problems cause governor to move out of mansion
AP: Nev. GOP recesses state convention, angering Paul supporters
Angus Reid: McCain Could Carry Silver State in 2008

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida budget gets final education, health care cuts
Miami Herald: The fate of a health insurance plan for 3.8 million Floridians uncertain
Herald Tribune: Will Crist come up empty on summer gas-tax cut?
Daytona Beach NJ: Florida's major issues remain unresolved
Daytona Beach NJ: Tax swap for schools an unknown
Miami Herald: S. Florida lawmakers losing clout
NY Times: Election Day in Florida May Look Familiar

RHODE ISLAND

NY Times: Now Free to Speak His Mind, an Ex-Mayor Is Doing So

WYOMING

Hill: Enzi ends suspense over reelection bid

WISCONSIN

Green Bay Press Gazette: Gard aims to claim Kagen's seat in Congress

OHIO

Toledo Blade: New man on Capitol Hill dives into his latest role
Cleveland PD: Partisanship trumps equity in Senate's treatment of pay bill - editorial

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Primary in House race comes down to rematch

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Line of succession to governor may get longer
LA Times: Good intentions could harm redistricting ballot measure

KENTUCKY

Herald-Leader: Patton backs Beshear protest

COLORADO

Denver Post: Battle brewing over oil tax

ILLINOIS

AP: Blagojevich could be big game for federal corruption hunters
AP/Bellandi: Rezko trial diverts attention from governors agenda
Chicago Sun-Times: Political donors in line to run health system

VIRGINIA

Free Lance Star: Senate hopefuls line up votes

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Jackson: Republicans hustle to win back defectors

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Public Radio: Franken looking into back taxes issue

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April 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: McCain Frequently Used Wife’s Jet for Little Cost
AFP: As the Democrats fight, McCain quietly advances
Palm Beach Post: McCain woos Jewish donors as GOP tries to lure them from Democrats
San Diego UT: Casino chiefs to raise money for McCain

SF Chronicle: Limbaugh seeks to sow chaos in Democrats' race
USA Today: Card fees carve out millions from political contributions

NY: NY Post: Justice of the Cease: Revolt of Robes as State Judges stall 'Pol Cases'
AR: Arkansas News Bureau: Huckabee helping opponent of critic in House race
FL: Palm Beach Post: Abortion bill puts senators on edge
NC: WFMY: NC Governor's Races Hit Final Full Week
NC: News-Record: Dole remains asset for Republicans
CA: Sacramento Bee: GOP hopefuls are road-tested in race for 4th Congressional District
LA: Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Republicans Asking If Landrieu Pushing Bad Poll Numbers
SC: Myrtle Beach Online: Graham's funds dwarf his foes'

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Robert Novak: McCain's Money Mess
Rasmussen: Pennsylvania: McCain 44% Obama 43%
Rasmussen: Voters Trust McCain More than Either Democratic Candidate on Key Issues
AP/Sidoti: Electoral map favors a Democrat, has McCain playing defense
AP: General election competitive states
NY Times: McCain Frequently Used Wifes Jet for Little Cost
Boston Globe: McCain campaign violates own travel policy
Newsday: McCain, Clinton for gas-tax holiday; Obama's not
Boston Globe: Marathon campaign is taking its toll
NYT/Rich: How McCain Lost in Pennsylvania
David Broder: A Not-So-Solid Republican South
AFP: As the Democrats fight, McCain quietly advances
Kansas City Star: Influence of lobbyists is hard to shake
Austin American-Statesman: Views on McCain: A Bush redux?
San Diego UT: Casino chiefs to raise money for McCain
LA Times: McCain alters a key foreign policy proposal
Palm Beach Post: McCain woos Jewish donors as GOP tries to lure them from Democrats
Washington Times: McCain's failure to cash in

SF Chronicle: Limbaugh seeks to sow chaos in Democrats' race
PhillyBurbs: Operation Chaos triumphs in Bucks County

Atlanta JC: Barr's campaign for White House taking shape

NATIONAL

NY Times: Letters Give C.I.A. Tactics a Legal Rationale
USA Today: Card fees carve out millions from political contributions
Wall Street Journal: Global Warming Holiday

NEW YORK

NY Post: Justice of the Cease: Revolt of Robes as State Judges stall 'Pol Cases'
NY Times: Majority Rule in the Senate Even Includes Photocopiers
Albany TU: Panel grants NYRA another extension
NY Post: Council campaign guzzles gas and $$

NEW JERSEY

Gloucester County Times: 3 from GOP say they have chance to take U.S. Senate seat
AP/Lester: Lautenberg: Pressure Bush, GOP to change energy policy

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Signs of Discord Emerge Over Campaign Materials

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News Bureau: Huckabee helping opponent of critic in House race

FLORIDA

Palm Beach Post: Abortion bill puts senators on edge
Miami Herald: South Florida taxpayers give more, get less back
St. Petersburg Times: Florida to examine faith-based health care

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: For governor: Bev Perdue, Pat McCrory in the May 6 primaries
WFMY: NC Governor's Races Hit Final Full Week
Daily Tar Heel: N.C. race for governor shapes up before primary
Salisbury Post: Despite polls, Graham remains confident about his chances

News-Record: Dole remains asset for Republicans

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: GOP hopefuls are road-tested in race for 4th Congressional District
Mercury News: Pragmatism vs. purity in House race

Sierra Sun: Placer County Republican group endorses Ose

AP: Young Republicans protest state lawmaker's proposed beer tax

INDIANA

Detroit Free Press: Indiana takes a red view of candidates

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgia Dems hopeful Obama will give them a boost in Statehouse

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Politics: US Senate, Congress Elections Minus One Week
Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Republicans Asking If Landrieu Pushing Bad Poll Numbers

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier Journal: Favored in primary, Lunsford has few woes

SOUTH CAROLINA


Myrtle Beach Online: Graham's funds dwarf his foes'

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: The governor's $25,000 club

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April 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Benac: McCain teams with former rival Huckabee in Arkansas
LA Times: Mike Huckabee, writing a new book, gets bus time with John McCain
NY Times: McCain Goes Where Few Republicans Dare, Deep in Democrats’ Territory
Politico: McCain attacks on Ayers
Fox: McCain Takes Shot at Obama for Hamas Support
Rush Limbaugh: Why Should Conservatives Be Loyal to Maverick McCain's Ego?

NY Times: Tentative Deal Reached in Congress on Farm Bill
AP/Raum: Bush says rebates going out Monday will boost economy

NY: Newsday: Lawmakers would cut New York gas prices 32 cents
NC: Charlotte Observer: GOP activist stays calm in storm over ad
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 98
MN: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Poll: Coleman widens lead over Franken
FL: Tampa Tribune: Vote On Controversial Ultrasounds Bill Looks Tight

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





AP/Benac: McCain teams with former rival Huckabee in Arkansas
LA Times: Mike Huckabee, writing a new book, gets bus time with John McCain
NY Times: McCain Goes Where Few Republicans Dare, Deep in Democrats Territory
NY Times/Collins: McCains Compassion Tour

Reuters: McCain says N.C. Republicans out of touch over ad
Washington Times: McCain, GOP split on Wright ad
Hill: McCain says N.C. GOP dead wrong on ad
Politico: McCain has the racist vote anyway

Politico: McCain attacks on Ayers

Fox: McCain Takes Shot at Obama for Hamas Support
Boston Globe: McCain plays Hamas card

LA Times: McCain doesn't put his faith out front

Reuters: Republicans McCain and Huckabee dodge talk of VP slot

Arizona Republic: McCain tapping experience of GOP sage

CQ Politics: McCain Gets By with a Little Help from His Friends

NYDN: Mac's 'Natural Born' buzz killers

Rush Limbaugh: Why Should Conservatives Be Loyal to Maverick McCain's Ego?
Rush Limbaugh: We're All Mavericks Now, Senator
Tampa Tribune: Limbaugh's 'Operation Chaos' Working

NY Times: G.O.P. Now Sees Obama as Liability for Ticket
Newsday: Sports figures take sides with campaign donations

NATIONAL

NY Times: Tentative Deal Reached in Congress on Farm Bill
AP/Davis: Negotiators reach tentative farm bill deal
CQ Politics: Farm Bill Negotiators Reach Deal

AP/Raum: Bush says rebates going out Monday will boost economy
CQ Politics: Tax Rebates Start to Flow Monday as Debate Over Second Stimulus Drags On

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Newsday: Lawmakers would cut New York gas prices 32 cents
NY Post: $121 B Budget a debt mess: Comptroller
Albany TU: Hiring planned despite Paterson edict
NY Times: Republican Lawmaker in a Heavily Democratic District Is Atop Election Hit List

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Bush visit nets more than $700,000
AP/Riechmann: Bush visits Henry Kissinger's estate for GOP fundraiser

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: GOP activist stays calm in storm over ad
NY Times: Editorial: A Shameful, Ugly Ad

ALASKA

NY Times: Editorial: Mr. Young Wants Another Road

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Contenders Reach to the Left in House Race in Va.

NEW MEXICO

WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Domenici's Non-Apology

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Marshall stands up for a Republicans right to run against Rick Goddard

OKLAHOMA

KOCO: Republican Candidate McCain Visits OKC For Fundraiser

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 98
AP: Schwarzenegger opposes eminent domain ballot initiative

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Business mishaps threaten Franken campaign
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Poll: Coleman widens lead over Franken

Pioneer Press: Pawlenty vetoes transportation policy bill, wants federal ID provision removed

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Florida voters to settle voucher question
Tampa Tribune: Vote On Controversial Ultrasounds Bill Looks Tight
St. Petersburg Times: Florida Senate panel refuses to confirm Swiftmud chief

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Judge seeks key document in mayor's whistleblower case

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April 25, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Arizona Republic: McCain distances self from Bush in New Orleans
NY Times: McCain Faults Bush Response to Gulf Storm
WaPo: McCain Offers Tax Policies He Once Opposed
Wall Street Journal: McCain and Taxes
Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Denounces NC GOP's Effective Anti-Obama Ad

Minneapolis Star Tribune: D.C. event fuels more talk about Pawlenty for veep
Hill: Thompson: I would turn down VP offer

Peggy Noonan: The View From Gate 14
Charles Krauthammer: In Pennsylvania, a pretender is exposed

WaPo: Administration 'Strongly Opposes' Democrats' Foreclosure-Relief Bill
Hill: RNC’s ‘anonymous chairman ’ steps into glaring 2008 election spotlight
Michael Reagan: Jimmy Carter: A National Embarrassment

NY: NY Times: Republican Lawmaker in a Heavily Democratic District Is Atop Election Hit List
NM: WaPo: Domenici Rebuked for Call to U.S. Attorney Before Election
NC: AP/Baker: North Carolina GOP leadership divided over Obama ad
CA: Sacramento Bee: Classic Republican duel under way for Doolittle's House seat
CA: AP: Sen. Schwarzenegger? Calif. governor leaves future unclear
AZ: CQ Politics: Arizona Republicans Concerned About Holding Renzi’s Seat
IL: American Thinker: Another Dem governor may lose his job
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Voters will have say on tax cut in November
PA: USA Today: Pa. House race mirrors maze of immigration issue

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Arizona Republic: McCain distances self from Bush in New Orleans
NY Times: McCain Faults Bush Response to Gulf Storm
Washington Times: McCain slams Bush for Katrina
WaPo: McCain Assails Response to Katrina
NY Times: McCain Criticizes Katrina Response as Disgraceful
AP/Benac: McCain to New Orleans: Never again
AP/Burdeau: McCain for big levee, wetlands projects in Louisiana
Bayou Buzz: John McCain Makes New Orleans Mystery Tour
Advocate: Jindal, McCain tour Lower 9th Ward

WaPo: McCain Offers Tax Policies He Once Opposed
Wall Street Journal: McCain and Taxes

Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Denounces NC GOP's Effective Anti-Obama Ad



Albany TU: New York wont be ignored by McCain
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Campaign Finance Revelation

Minneapolis Star Tribune: D.C. event fuels more talk about Pawlenty for veep
Hill: Thompson: I would turn down VP offer

Rasmussen: Nevada: McCain 48% Obama 43%

AP/DeMillo: Huckabee writing book on his failed presidential bid

Peggy Noonan: The View From Gate 14
Charles Krauthammer: In Pennsylvania, a pretender is exposed
LA Times: More GOP ads target Obama
Wall Street Journal: Clinton Foundation Secrets

NATIONAL

WaPo: Administration 'Strongly Opposes' Democrats' Foreclosure-Relief Bill
AP/Davis: Bush administration opposes Democrats' housing rescue plan
LA Times: A federal cure for the U.S. housing crisis faces obstacles
NY Times: Where the Fingers Are Pointing
Hill: Frank eyes grand housing bargain

Hill: RNCs anonymous chairman steps into glaring 2008 election spotlight

WaPo: Senators Seek Deeper Air Force Investigation
AP/Baldor: Senators ask Pentagon to reopen Air Force contract probe

Hill: Boehner to Pelosi: 'Put up or shut up on trade deal

Hill: Pakistans government changes ties on K Street

AP: Senate passes bill boosting veterans benefits
Politico: GOP objects to bill allowing recounts
CQ Politics: Democrats Push Gas Price Plans; GOP Snipes
Washington Times: Senate pressures OPEC on prices

AP/Evans: Lobbyist Lott takes advantage of old Senate campaign cash
AP: With $1.3M left over, Lott helping friends

AP: Scalia: Constitution Neutral on Abortion Rights

Rush Limbaugh: Newt Accepts the Liberal Premise
American Thinker: Newt's Global Warming Surprise

Michael Reagan: Jimmy Carter: A National Embarrassment
Wall Street Journal: The Sad End of Jimmy Carter
American Thinker: The Lust in Jimmy Carter's Heart
American Thinker: Jimmy Carter Disgraced For Many Reasons

Robert Novak: Deepening Democratic Dilemma

NEW YORK

NY Times: Republican Lawmaker in a Heavily Democratic District Is Atop Election Hit List

NY Sun: As Scandal Grows at Council, Miller Stays Out of Sight
NY Times: In Council Campaigns, Relatives on the Payroll
NY Post: Slush-$$ cover story crumbles
NY Post: City to pay for Council's lawyers

NYDN: Eliot Spitzer tell-all pitched at $350G

NY Post: Gov warns of midyear budget cut
NY Times: Paterson Wants Legislature to Help Trim the Budget They Approved 2 Weeks Ago
Albany TU: Governor revives Pataki tradition
NY Sun: Paterson Urged To Revise Rent Control Laws

Albany TU: Lawyers' role in question

VIRGINIA

WaPo: No Clear Route to Compromise on Transportation

NEW MEXICO

WaPo: Domenici Rebuked for Call to U.S. Attorney Before Election
NY Times: Ethics Panel Admonishes Domenici
Politico: Domenici gets 'qualified admonition' from Senate Ethics over Iglesias call
Hill: Senate ethics panel admonishes Domenici

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Baker: North Carolina GOP leadership divided over Obama ad
Reuters: Confusion over anti-Obama ad in North Carolina
Waterbury RA: TV stations refuse to air controversial Republican ad
Politico: Blaming McCain

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Classic Republican duel under way for Doolittle's House seat
AP: Sen. Schwarzenegger? Calif. governor leaves future unclear
AP: Governor says deficit will exceed $10 billion
Human Events: Globalist Governator

ARIZONA

CQ Politics: Arizona Republicans Concerned About Holding Renzis Seat

ILLINOIS

American Thinker: Another Dem governor may lose his job

CONNECTICUT

CBS: Bush Hosting Fundraiser For New England Republican

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Voters will have say on tax cut in November
Orlando Sentinel: Voters will decide yet another school property-tax plan
AP/Gresko: Florida lawmakers debate offering a Christian license plate
Reuters: Florida moves to ban fake testicles on vehicles

PENNSYLVANIA

USA Today: Pa. House race mirrors maze of immigration issue

GEORGIA

LA Times: Georgia bill would allow concealed handguns on trains and buses and in restaurants

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April 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: McCain Says Government Isn’t Poverty’s Sole Solution
Daily Mississippian: McCain's family lineage traces back to Mississippi
NY Times: Assessing Strength of Contenders in Swing States
David Broder: The Democrats' Worst Nightmare
WaPo: Republicans Broadcast Strategy With New Ads

Ann Coulter: You Don't Need A Weatherman to Know Which Candidate Blows

AP/Davis: House panel approves $15 billion housing bill
WaPo: Senate Republicans Block Pay Disparity Measure
WaPo: Bush Nominates Petraeus To Lead Central Command

NY: NY Post: 2nd call girl dishes dirt to Feds on randy ex-Gov
IL: Chicago Tribune: No one should be shocked that Fitzgerald was targeted
PA: Wilkes Barre CV: Next for Hackett: Unify Republican Party

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NY Times: McCain Says Government Isnt Povertys Sole Solution
NY Times: McCain Revisits War on Poverty With His Own Ideas
WaPo: For McCain: Different Place, Same Message

Mercury News: Fiorina as McCain VP? He 'could do a lot worse'
Wizbang: Why Jim DeMint should be McCain's running mate

NY Times: Assessing Strength of Contenders in Swing States
David Broder: The Democrats' Worst Nightmare

WaPo: Republicans Broadcast Strategy With New Ads
NY Times: North Carolina G.O.P. to Run Ad Using Obamas Ex-Pastor
AP/Quaid: McCain asks NC GOP not to run ad

NY Sun: Democrats Plan To Trip McCain on Medicare

Atlantic: McCain Manager: "Cracks" In Obama's Coalition

Boston Globe: Pa. vote hints Republicans divided in support for McCain

AP/Quaid: McCain opposes equal-pay bill while rivals vote for it

Washington Times: McCain retools his image on domestic issues

ABC: Secret Service Protection for McCain, Months After Dems
USA Today: McCain gets ready for Secret Service protection

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Democratic-leaning group airs unfair ad attacking McCain

Washington Times: Jindal meeting with McCain tonight

Ann Coulter: You Don't Need A Weatherman to Know Which Candidate Blows
Dick Morris: McCain Begins to Get it Right
Karl Rove: Is Obama Ready for Prime Time?
NYT/Klain: McCain and His Shadow

Examiner: Jenna Bush: I may not support McCain

NRO: Keystone Lessons

NATIONAL

Reuters: Lawmakers set to write mortgage bailout bill
AP/Davis: House panel approves $15 billion housing bill
AP: Dems push housing aid bill to House floor
Forbes: House committee authorizes HUD loans, grants to buy foreclosed homes

WaPo: Senate Republicans Block Pay Disparity Measure
NY Times: Republican Senators Block Pay Discrimination Measure
AP/Kellman: Senate Republicans kill pay disparity bill
Newsday: Senate takes up pay disparity

WaPo: Bush Nominates Petraeus To Lead Central Command
Wall Street Journal: Battlefield Promotions
AP/Burns: Petraeus promotion keeps nation on its war course
NY Times: 2 Commanders Picked to Lead War Efforts Beyond 2008
NY Times: New Jobs Set for 2 Generals With Iraq Role
AP/Flaherty: Gen. Petraeus named as next commander of Mideast command
AP: Change at the top in U.S. Iraq command

Hill: GOP pushes discharge petition to force FISA vote

AP/Taylor: Democratic leaders may add unemployment benefits to war bill

Hill: Wall Street goes bargain hunting in the farm bill

CQ Politics: Top Lawmakers Try to Turn Blogs to Their Advantage

Washington Times: Budget chief sees GOP role in deficit

CQ Politics: Broad Lobbying Begins in FDA Overhaul Effort

Wall Street Journal: Bailout of the Year: Student Loans

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Gillibrand releases earmarks list
Albany TU: "Millionaires' amendment" ruling could affect Gillibrand's campaign

Albany TU: Patersons first veto encourages local officials
NY Times: Judge Picked by Governor Declines Post

NY Post: 2nd call girl dishes dirt to Feds on randy ex-Gov

NY Post: Slushbusters freeze pol's cool million

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Connecticut Senate Debates Rewriting Criminal Laws
AP/Haigh: Amann not seeking third term as Speaker

INDIANA

NY Times: For Indiana Voters, Talk of Change May Fall Flat

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Plot to dump Fitzgerald?
Chicago Tribune: No one should be shocked that Fitzgerald was targeted
AP/Robinson: Talk of firing Chicago's US attorney cited at Rezko trial
NY Times: White House Influence Is Cited in Corruption Trial

American Thinker: Surprise guilty plea of Rezko pal

IDAHO

WaPo: Defending a 'Wide Stance' Requires a Thick Wallet

OHIO

CQ Politics: Ohio Freshman Space Gets Some Elbow Room in Re-Election Bid

MARYLAND

Washington Times: GOP close to naming director
Hill: Van Hollen using fear as a weapon

MISSISSIPPI

Daily Mississippian: McCain's family lineage traces back to Mississippi
Politico: Miss. GOP might lose House seats

PENNSYLVANIA

Wilkes Barre CV: Next for Hackett: Unify Republican Party
Hill: In historically GOP district, Hackett faces uphill fight against Rep. Carney

FLORIDA

American Thinker: Jeb Bush skeptical about global warming
St. Petersburg Times: Lawmakers agree to tap Florida reserves

TEXAS

Star-Telegram: Ron Paul supporters jumping ship

SOUTH CAROLINA

Southern Political Report: Sanford Headed For Illegal Immigration Showdown

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April 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Cleveland PD: Republican John McCain campaigns in Youngstown, defends free-trade pacts
CBS: McCain, GOP Colleagues Unveil GI Bill Overhaul
NYDN: Democratic squabbling for nomination has New York looking to John McCain

WaPo: Effort to Rein In Fannie, Freddie Gains Steam
NY Times: G.O.P. Set to Block Bill Easing Limits on Pay Discrimination Suits
WaPo: Ex-Official Linked to Abramoff Pleads Guilty

NY: NY Times: Former Federal Prosecutor to Investigate State Police
PA: Wilkes Barre TL: Hackett emerges victorious
MS: Biloxi Sun Herald: Two in runoff for Wicker's vacant seat
AZ: East Valley Tribune: Incumbents top fundraising in races for Congress
AK: Washington Times: Editorial: Even Stevens
NJ: Star-Ledger: GOP Senate rivals differ on Iraq, abortion in debate
NV: KVBC: Paul to speak at Nevada Republican Convention
LA: Bayou Buzz: President Bush Raising Cash For Louisiana US Senate Hopeful
CA: LA Times: California home foreclosures hit a record

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Cleveland PD: Republican John McCain campaigns in Youngstown, defends free-trade pacts
AP: McCain: Free trade can help resurrect hard - hit steel towns
NY Times: Pro-Nafta, McCain Delivers Bad News to Ohio Audience
Reuters: McCain Says Ohio Steel Jobs Not Coming Back
USA Today: McCain denounces protectionism

CBS: McCain, GOP Colleagues Unveil GI Bill Overhaul
Army Times: Republicans strike back with own GI Bill plan
Politico: GI Bill overhaul hits hurdles
Hill: Sen. McCain seeks cover with GI bill

WP/Trail: Is McCain a Different Kind of Republican?
NY Times: Weighing a McCain Economist
Reuters: McCain content to let Democrats keep fighting
AP/Gamboa: Democrats look to local Hispanic leaders in anti-GOP efforts
Politico: FEC stalemate leaves McCain hanging
Hill: McCain taking different approach than Bush to pursue black voters
Rush Limbaugh: Is a McCain Win Really Worth It?

NATIONAL

WaPo: Effort to Rein In Fannie, Freddie Gains Steam
AP/Davis: Republicans push rival housing plan

WaPo: White House Threatens to Veto Discrimination Bill
NY Times: G.O.P. Set to Block Bill Easing Limits on Pay Discrimination Suits
NY Times: Editorial: Pass the Fair Pay Act

NY Times: Congress Near Deal on Genetic Test Bias Bill
Portland Press Herald: Snowe's genetic privacy bill wins support

AP: House Panel Criticizes F.D.A. Role in Drug Cases

McClatchy: Millionaire rule draws doubt in campaign-finance case
Hill: Court weighs millionaires

WaPo: Ex-Official Linked to Abramoff Pleads Guilty
AP/Werner: Former Justice official pleads guilty in Abramoff probe

Politico: GOP lobbyist greenbacks turn blue

MajorityAP: Memo to Democrat Freshmen Class: E is for envelope

Human Events: Cheney Chides Hill Leadership At Gotham Pow-Wow

NEW YORK


NY Times: Former Federal Prosecutor to Investigate State Police
Newsday: Cuomo picks lawyer to head NY trooper investigation
Albany TU: Cuomo names NYSP counsel

NY Post/Dicker: Apple gives Dems edge in NY
NYDN: Democratic squabbling for nomination has New York looking to John McCain

NY Times: Citys Buildings Chief Resigns as Outcry on Accidents Grows
NY Sun: Travesty Is One Reaction To Lancaster Resignation

Buffalo News: Lee on track for GOP House nomination

Syracuse PS: Governor: Upstate open for business

PENNSYLVANIA

Wilkes Barre TL: Hackett emerges victorious
Wayne Independent: Hackett beats Meuser
Wilkes Barre TL: Meuser to continue campaign
AP/Hefling: Businessman outspent, but wins nod in GOP Congress primary
CQ Politics: Keystone House Races, Eclipsed in Tuesdays Primary, Will Emerge This Fall

LA Times: Ron Paul surges in Pa.

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: Dem Barely Misses Takeover Win in Mississippi House Special, With Runoff Next
Hill: Mississippi special election headed to runoff
Biloxi Sun Herald: Two in runoff for Wicker's vacant seat
AP/Pettus: Northern Mississippi congressional race heads to run-off
NY Times: Mississippi Congressional Race Appears Headed for Runoff
WaPo: Miss. House Special Heads to Runoff

ARIZONA

East Valley Tribune: Incumbents top fundraising in races for Congress

ALASKA

Washington Times: Editorial: Even Stevens

COLORADO

Daily Camera: Lafayette Republican enters 2nd CD race
Denver Post: Bruce penalty for "illiterate" remark unlikely
Rocky Mountain News: Silencing Rep. Bruce is no solution

NEW JERSEY

Record: Republican Senate contenders debate
Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. GOP Senate candidates swarm right
Star-Ledger: GOP Senate rivals differ on Iraq, abortion in debate

NEVADA

KVBC: Paul to speak at Nevada Republican Convention

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Pat McCrory, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor
Charlotte Observer: Fred Smith, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor

LOUISIANA



Times-Picayune: Kennedy Senate run gets financial push
Southern Political Report: Will Landrieu Swamp Kennedy In Louisiana?
Bayou Buzz: President Bush Raising Cash For Louisiana US Senate Hopeful
Daily Advertiser: Kennedy gets fundraising help from Bush

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: House OKs Increase In Minimum Wage
Hartford Courant: Cook Report Thinks Shays Is Vulnerable

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Senate reaches agreement on taxpayer-funded ads

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Ozinga defends effort to start minority-owned spinoff concrete business

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California home foreclosures hit a record
Sac Bee: Sacramento-area home foreclosures keep rising -- and more pain is on the way
San Diego UT: Foreclosures up and down

AP/Lawrence: Commission considers cutting pay for state officials to ease deficit
Mercury News: Governor to make 7th 'Tonight' appearance
SF Chronicle: Bush fuel economy rules swipe at California

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: House's property-tax cap could face roadblock in Senate
Orlando Sentinel: House swings for the fence again on property taxes
St. Petersburg Times: Tax panel loses way in political thicket

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April 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: McCain, in Alabama, Courts Black Voters
Boston Globe: McCain hits the road again to connect with struggling Americans
LA Times: John McCain takes a tour off the beaten campaign path
NRO: The Wa Post Smear of McCain
Boston Globe: Cindy McCain: Hubby is not a hothead
Politico: Bob Kerrey defends McCain on temper
Hill: Huckabee joins team McCain

WaPo: Former Justice Official Accused of Exchanging Favors With Abramoff
AP/Sherman: Supreme Court Sends Three Executions Forward
Politico: Earmark ban push prompts GOP turmoil
CQ Politics: K Street Remains an Easy Street in Hard Times
Politico: Tony Snow: 'I love the folks at Fox'

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Gov orders hiring freeze, eyes 2010 run
NY: NYDN: Brooklyn pol put $187G of your dough into wife's nonprofit
MN: Finance and Commerce: Pawlenty names Sorel to head Dept. of Transportation
PA: CQ Politics: Republicans Eye Another Penn Primary
AK: AP: Alaska governor returns to work 3 days after giving birth
IL: AP/Bellandi: Critics say Chicago-style politics lives on in Cook County
FL: St. Petersburg Times: House leaders pledge to get beyond last week's quarrel
IN: Examiner: Gov. Daniels: People need to get over Reagan, already
Rush Limbaugh: We Will Not Reject Reaganism

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN













NY Times: McCain, in Alabama, Courts Black Voters
Boston Globe: McCain hits the road again to connect with struggling Americans
LA Times: John McCain takes a tour off the beaten campaign path
Reuters: McCain Honors Civil Rights Movement
Reuters: Republican McCain Serenaded on Alabama Tour
WSJ: Without Notice, McCain Praises Lewis

Reuters: McCain to Say Ohio City Can Rebound Just as He Did
WKYC: McCain to speak in Youngstown Tuesday

WSJ: McCain Tax Cuts Would Bloat Deficit Or Take Huge Spending Curbs

WSJ: Tax on Talking

NRO: The Wa Post Smear of McCain
NY Times: A Developer, His Deals and His Ties to McCain
NY Times: Hedge Fund Investing and Politics

Politico: McCain exits campaign money race

RedState: McCain Dares To Speak The Truth In The Battle of Ideas

Hill: Huckabee joins team McCain
State: Not everyone at the Journal is clueless about McCain and Sanford

AP/Espo: As Dems stumble toward summer, GOP cries for more





Boston Globe: Cindy McCain: Hubby is not a hothead
Politico: Bob Kerrey defends McCain on temper
Hot Air: Kerrey: McCains anger always had a purpose

NATIONAL

WaPo: Former Justice Official Accused of Exchanging Favors With Abramoff
AP: Ex-Official Is Accused of Conflict in Inquiry
AP/Werner: Former Justice official charged in Abramoff lobbying probe
LA Times: Ex-justice official is charged in corruption inquiry in connection with Jack Abramoff

AP/Sherman: Supreme Court Sends Three Executions Forward

Politico: Earmark ban push prompts GOP turmoil

CQ Politics: K Street Remains an Easy Street in Hard Times

LA Times: Lenders derail plan to let bankruptcy judges modify mortgages

WSJ: The Real Joe McCarthy

Politico: Tony Snow: 'I love the folks at Fox'

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Gov orders hiring freeze, eyes 2010 run
NYDN: Brooklyn pol put $187G of your dough into wife's nonprofit
Albany TU: As usual, new governor adapts
Rochester D&C: STAR tax rebates may see changes
Albany TU: Corbitt launches internal audit and restructuring
Albany TU: Mittleman out of the 21st



Rochester D&C: Budget not focus of Brooks' address

MINNESOTA

Finance and Commerce: Pawlenty names Sorel to head Dept. of Transportation
Bemidji Pioneer: Pelosi raises money for Walz

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Lawmaker's bid to curb Cuba travel hits nerve

MISSISSIPPI

NY Times: In a Red State, a Blue Dog Has Republicans Worried
AP/Pettus: Low turnout expected for Miss. House race

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Republicans Eye Another Penn Primary

ALASKA

AP: Alaska governor returns to work 3 days after giving birth
Anchorage Daily News: Palin confirms baby has Down syndrome

ILLINOIS

AP/Bellandi: Critics say Chicago-style politics lives on in Cook County
Sun-Times: Transit agencies biggest spenders on state lobbying

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado: Obama Has Small Lead Over McCain
AP/Paulson: Colo. lawmaker removed from podium over Mexicans remark

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Legal defense fund for Beatty in works
Detroit Free Press: Activists raising funds for Beatty

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Lawmakers take a new look at privatizing California Lottery
Sacramento Bee: CalPERS toughens standards on corporate governance

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Environmental measures low priority in Arizona Legislature

FLORIDA



St. Petersburg Times: House leaders pledge to get beyond last week's quarrel
Florida Insider: Two parties play parliamentarian in Florida
Orlando Sentinel: GOP challenges appraisers' grip on property tax
Miami Herald: Forecast of rising waters paints bleak future for S. Fla. coasts

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Atlanta has 4,000 unpaid vendor invoices
Rome News: Doss: Reprimand not enough

INDIANA

Rush Limbaugh: We Will Not Reject Reaganism
Examiner: Gov. Daniels: People need to get over Reagan, already

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Craddick challenger not giving up statehouse bid

IOWA

Des Moines Register: GOP proposes school tax plan

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