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August 7, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Karl Rove: What McCain Should Do Next

WSJ: McCain Huddles With Marshall University Football Team
Washington Times: McCain takes lead on YouTube hits
YouTube: McCain video: Family
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: McCain to give $5,000 to Flight 93 memorial
WSJ: The McCain Veepstakes: Obama has a much easier call
Rasmussen: Numbers in McCain-Obama Race Steady -- But Getting Tighter

Dick Morris: Bad Economy May Hurt Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Doubles Down on Tires, Sycophantic Drive-Bys Fall in Line

Ann Coulter: Only his hair dresser knows for sure!

Minneapolis ST: Ohio Rep. Boehner named chairman of GOP convention

Hill: House Republicans tout new poll on drilling
CNN: Gingrich: GOP ready to shut government down over drilling
Washington Times: Savvy GOP maneuver

James Taranto: Gravel: 'Find Out Where His Kids Go to School'
Fox: Former Presidential Candidate Urges Crowd to Stalk Federal Prosecutor

NY: NY Post/Dicker: GOP begs Mike for megabucks
CA: George Will: Sacramento Dreaming Again
FL: Fort Mills Times: GOP chair: Florida will be won on the ground
MN: Minneapolis ST: Franken is target of tough ads - from DFLer
GA: Atlanta JC: Senate candidates fire first salvos
KS: Tulsa CJ: Jenkins: Results show change sought
WA: Fox: Washington Governor Faces Ethics Complaints From GOP Rival
PA: Wilkes Barre TL: Internal poll: Barletta up by 4 points

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Karl Rove: What McCain Should Do Next

WSJ: McCain Huddles With Marshall University Football Team
USA Today: McCain gives Marshall players pep talk on teamwork
Charleston Gazette: McCain visits MU players
AP/Fouhy: McCain to discuss potential job losses in Ohio

Washington Times: McCain takes lead on YouTube hits
AP: McCain questions whether worldwide "celebrity" Obama will help American families
YouTube: McCain video: Family
WaPo: Candidates Paint Each Other as 'Celebrity' Obama and 'More of the Same' McCain
AP/Sanner: Presidential candidates talk about their favorite TV shows, movies
NYT: McCains Break With Bush
NYT: Familys Donations to McCain Raise Questions
WaPo: Win Points for McCain! Rewards Program for Online Commenters
AP/Sidoti: Gasoline costs, energy rivet candidates' attention

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: McCain to give $5,000 to Flight 93 memorial
AP: McCain to give $5,000 received from indicted senator's PAC to Flight 93 memorial fund

WSJ: The McCain Veepstakes: Obama has a much easier call
WSJ: Possible McCain Running Mate Pawlenty Offers Ideas for Reforming Republicans
Minneapolis ST: Pawlenty: GOP needs to recast its traditional image
NY Sun: Governor Pawlenty Auditioning for McCain
Politico: Pawlenty addresses 'who will be picked'
Hill: Pawlenty touts Sams Club Republicanism
WSJ: Pressure to Donate to Romney Alleged in Complaint

Rasmussen: Numbers in McCain-Obama Race Steady -- But Getting Tighter
AP: Polls: Obama has slim national lead over McCain
Rasmussen: New York: Obama Holds onto Dominant Lead

Dick Morris: Bad Economy May Hurt Obama

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Doubles Down on Tires, Sycophantic Drive-Bys Fall in Line
Rush Limbaugh: We Can't Inflate Our Way Out of This

Ann Coulter: Only his hair dresser knows for sure!
National Enquirer: John Edwards love child: The photos everyone's been waiting for!

Minneapolis ST: Ohio Rep. Boehner named chairman of GOP convention
Market Watch: RNC Chairman Announces Officers for the 2008 Republican National Convention

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 89 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Thursday

NATIONAL



Hill: House Republicans tout new poll on drilling
CNN: Gingrich: GOP ready to shut government down over drilling
Washington Times: Savvy GOP maneuver
Human Events: Republicans Continue Revolt
Hill: GOP planning to revolt right up to Dem convention
WaPo: Boehner and the Bunker Mentality

Washington Times: Senator critical of AIDS conferees: Delegation hit as 'extravagant'

James Taranto: Gravel: 'Find Out Where His Kids Go to School'
Fox: Former Presidential Candidate Urges Crowd to Stalk Federal Prosecutor

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: GOP begs Mike for megabucks
NYT: Cash for an Albany Bid, but First, a Few Questions
Albany TU: Paterson vetoes millions in Albany aid
Newsday: Teachers lukewarm on Paterson's property tax plan
NY Sun: Poll: Most New Yorkers Support Millionaire's Tax
NY Post/Dicker: 'Pat' on the back: Record approval
NY Post/Dicker: Shelly ripped for 50G law loan
NY Sun: Editorial: Silver's Stocks
NY Sun: Assembly's Gay Rites Backers Reap Benefits

CALIFORNIA

George Will: Sacramento Dreaming Again

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick to waive prelim on perjury
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick: Let's skip to next trial phase
Detroit News: Gov would preside over mayor hearings
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick lawyer expects Cox to charge mayor, perhaps soon

NEW JERSEY

Rasmussen: New Jersey Senate: Lautenbergs Lead Grows in the Garden State, Support Climbs Over 50%

ALASKA

Hill: Young fishes for legal defense funds

FLORIDA

Fort Mills Times: GOP chair: Florida will be won on the ground
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: All Eyes on Florida, Again

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Race, Ethnicity Give Rough Finish to Tennessee Rep. Cohens Thursday Primary

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis ST: Franken is target of tough ads - from DFLer
CQ Politics: Nothing Funny About Al Frankens Race in Minnesota

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Senate candidates fire first salvos

MISSOURI

KC Star: Kenny Hulshof and Jay Nixon should serve up the details on health care

KANSAS

Tulsa CJ: Jenkins: Results show change sought
LJWorld: Lively Jenkins, Boyda contest expected

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Noriega spells out his plan for reforming immigration
Dallas MN: Noriega immigration plan

WASHINGTON STATE

Fox: Washington Governor Faces Ethics Complaints From GOP Rival

PENNSYLVANIA

Wilkes Barre TL: Internal poll: Barletta up by 4 points

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August 6, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Detroit News: McCain: Build 45 nuclear plants by 2030
NYT: McCain at Nuclear Plant Highlights Energy Issue
Rush Limbaugh: As Obama Whines and Moans, McCain Starts Sounding Confident
Hill: McCain camp: Obama’s drilling stance unchanged
Rush Limbaugh: Barry Mocks "Drill Here. Drill Now."
WSJ: The Green Hornet: Judging by his energy plan, Obama really is a superhero
WSJ: The Tax Rebate Was a Flop. Obama's Stimulus Plan Won't Work Either
WaPo: McCain One-Ups Obama With Ad Buy

Dick Morris: Fear Factor: McCain's Best Bet
Washington Times: Doubts weaken Obama, polls show
Politico: Obama stalls in public polling

AP/Johnson: New McCain ad emphasizes independent streak
NY Post: New Paris Hilton video mocks 'old' McCain

Reuters: Bush asked to call Congress back on energy issues
Hill: House Republican leader rips Bush
Atlanta JC: Gingrich to guest star at pro-oil drilling protest
Newt Gingrich: The Left is on the Run
WSJ: Boone Doggle: The oilman's energy pitch is no plan, just a slogan

NY: NYT: Documents Show Strain in Bid to Discredit Bruno
CA: SF Chronicle: State budget stalemate continues
TX: Reuters: Texas defies World Court with execution
AR: AP/DeMillo: Ark. House blocks return of ex-lawmaker who made sex-case plea deal
GA: CQ Politics: Martin Wins Georgia Dem Runoff, Will Challenge Sen. Chambliss
MO: CQ Politics: Missouri’s Hulshof Wins GOP Nod to Defend Vulnerable Governor’s Seat
KS: Hill: Jenkins tops Ryun in primary, will face Boyda

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Detroit News: McCain: Build 45 nuclear plants by 2030
NYT: McCain at Nuclear Plant Highlights Energy Issue
Politico: McCain goes nuclear on gas prices
Reuters: McCain touts energy plan at nuclear plant
AP/Hebert: US nuclear waste disposal costs will soar to $96 billion over 150 years

Rush Limbaugh: As Obama Whines and Moans, McCain Starts Sounding Confident
NYDN: McCain goes nuclear; Obama boils over
Hill: Dems nervous as McCain finds his voice

Hill: McCain camp: Obamas drilling stance unchanged
Rush Limbaugh: Barry Mocks "Drill Here. Drill Now."
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Cover for Obama on Inflating Tires
Human Events: Gauging Obama's Energy Policy
NYT: In Obama Campaign, Big Donors Are a Major Force
WaPo: Energy Returns as Major Issue: Obama Links McCain to Administration
WaPo/Meyerson: Obama's Pitch to Hit
WaPo: Editorial: Barack Obama's new energy platform includes a pair of dubious planks
AP/Raum: Critical of McCain, Obama quiet on own energy vote
WSJ: The Green Hornet: Judging by his energy plan, Obama really is a superhero
WSJ: The Tax Rebate Was a Flop. Obama's Stimulus Plan Won't Work Either
Politico: A guide to 5 key campaign flip-flops
AP: Man heckles Obama about Pledge of Allegiance

Dick Morris: Fear Factor: McCain's Best Bet
Washington Times: Doubts weaken Obama, polls show
Politico: Obama stalls in public polling

CQ Politics: McCain to Congress: Come Back

NY Post: Mac: My Cindy for biker babe!

AP/Glover: McCain opposes farm policies popular in Midwest

WaPo: McCain One-Ups Obama With Ad Buy
Politico: McCain's Olympic buy

AP/Johnson: New McCain ad emphasizes independent streak
NY Sun: In Ad, McCain Breaks With Bush
LA Times: John McCain ad zings President Bush (by inference)

NY Post: New Paris Hilton video mocks 'old' McCain
NYDN: Paris Hilton's new attack ad fires back at 'world's oldest celebrity' - McCain
AP/Barrett: Paris Hilton issues tart rebuttal to McCain ad

WaPo: Bundler Collects From Unlikely Donors

AP/Fram: Obama leads McCain nationally in AP-Ipsos poll
AP: How the AP-Ipsos poll was taken

Rush Limbaugh: With Democrat Convention in Mind, Denver Bans Carrying Urine, Feces

AP/Daly: Six Republican senators to skip GOP convention
WSJ: A Cheney Snub?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 90 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday



NATIONAL

Reuters: Bush asked to call Congress back on energy issues
Hill: House Republican leader rips Bush

Atlanta JC: Gingrich to guest star at pro-oil drilling protest
Hill: Gingrich praises House GOP energy protest
Hill: Gingrich to meet with House GOP over energy protest
Newt Gingrich: The Left is on the Run
CBS: Boehner Calls On Dems To Buck Pelosi
Human Events: No Compromise on Offshore Oil
Politico: Boehner calls on Dems to buck Pelosi
Hill: GOP claims House protest led to lower prices
Fox: MoveOn Plans Protests of Oil Drilling as House Republicans Continue Recess 'Session'
Hill: Pelosi rips McCain for being absent on energy

WSJ: Boone Doggle: The oilman's energy pitch is no plan, just a slogan

Washington Times: Senate Democrats seek to block Bush: Session prevents appointments

NYT: Charities Ask Congress to Ease Gas Price Burden

Hill: Business fears election will boost labor

WSJ: Our Class-Action System Is Unconstitutional

NEW YORK

NYT: Documents Show Strain in Bid to Discredit Bruno
Albany TU: Records fill in details of Spitzer-Bruno feud
Newsday: E-mails detail Spitzer's defense of Choppergate actions
Albany TU: Trooper who committed suicide was asked to look into Bruno
AP/Gormley: DA records: State police head angry over release
NY Post/Dicker: Papers bare Soares' lovefest with Spitzer
NYDN: Ex-governor Spitzer's yukfest amid Albany DA Troopergate docs

NYT: Loans From Assembly Speaker Aid Firm That Finances Trial Lawyers

NY Post: Gov's 'high noon' at budget gap

Newsday: Assembly calls on Senate to tackle energy plans

Newsday: Senators to mull GOP plan to limit yearly increase in employee pension

NY Sun: Senator Scored For a Scheme To Raise Pay

Albany TU: GOP candidate quits bid for 20th

NY Sun: Commercial Rental Rates Plummet in Manhattan

NY Post: Duke twist vs. Rudy's son

NY Sun: Former Council Speaker Seeks Extension of Term Limits

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Republicans Haunting the Hill with Energy Protest

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: State budget stalemate continues
Mercury News: Editorial: Governor's finally facing need for more revenue
NYT: In California, Retro-Tech Complicates Budget Woes

TEXAS

Reuters: Texas defies World Court with execution
NYT: Texas Executes Mexican Despite Objections

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick declares victory in 13th District race; rival Waters doesn't concede
Detroit Free Press: Cheeks Kilpatrick triumphs over Waters in close primary race
Washington Times: Michigan's Kilpatrick claims win in close election
AP/Thomas: Detroit mayor's mother wins Mich. House race

Detroit Free Press: McCain to visit Mich. next week

ARKANSAS

AP/DeMillo: Ark. House blocks return of ex-lawmaker who resigned seat to make sex-case plea deal

NEW JERSEY

Newsday: Corzine opposes drilling off NJ coast

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Martin Wins Georgia Dem Runoff, Will Challenge Sen. Chambliss
Hill: Martin wins Democratic runoff to face Chambliss
AP: Ex-Lawmaker to Face Georgia Senator

COLORADO

CQ Politics: For Colorados Rep. Musgrave, Going Local Means Staying in D.C.

MISSOURI

CQ Politics: Missouris Hulshof Wins GOP Nod to Defend Vulnerable Governors Seat
Hill: Luetkemeyer and Baker to face off for Hulshofs seat
AP/Lieb: Hulshof, Nixon advance in Missouri governor's race

Market Watch: Blunt Returning to D.C. After Spreading Republican Energy Message in Southwest Missouri

KANSAS


Hill: Jenkins tops Ryun in primary, will face Boyda
CQ Politics: Kansas Treasurer Jenkins Edges Ex-Rep. Ryun By a Stride in Key House Primary

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Minnesota - the Polka-Dot State

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August 5, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Johnson: McCain visiting motorcycle rally, nuke power plant
Rapid City Journal: GOP hopeful pumps energy policy at the Chip

Washington Times: Obama now backs tapping into oil reserve
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Energy Plan Aims to End the Era of American Greatness
Lawrence Kudlow: Drill, Drill, Drill Is Working

Washington Times: Democrats hit shutdown threat: GOP tactics on oil drilling 'a last gasp'
Rush Limbaugh: House GOP Stands Up for You
Jed Babbin: House Republican Rebellion Continues
WaPo: Gas Prices Apply Brakes To Suburban Migration

Hill: White House says no to special session of Congress

Slate: Why Cover the Edwards Scandal?

NY: NY Sun: Republicans Seek Support From Billionaire Golisano
AK: Hill: Stevens’s attorneys file request to move trial to Alaska
MI: Detroit News: 20% turnout expected at polls
AL: Rasmussen: Alabama Senate: Sessions’ Lead Still Strong
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger proposes temporary CA sales-tax hike to close budget gap
KY: PolitickerKY: Kentucky projected to go Republican by CQ
TX: Dallas MN: Democrat Rick Noreiga lags behind rival Sen. John Cornyn in big ways

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







AP/Johnson: McCain visiting motorcycle rally, nuke power plant
Rapid City Journal: GOP hopeful pumps energy policy at the Chip
LA Times: McCain campaigns at another sort of rally in Sturgis, S.D.
Fox: McCain rallies bikers at Sturgis
WaPo: McCain Gets Bikers' Motors Running in S.D.
Minneapolis ST: McCain revs up race at annual Sturgis rally
Politico: McCain tries to rev up bikers in S.D.
NY Sun: McCain Rebukes Obama's Energy Shift
American Spectator: The McCain Candidacy

WSJ: McCain's Problem Isn't Bush
Brent Bozell: McCain's Problem Isn't the GOP
NYT: G.O.P. Drops in Voting Rolls in Many States
Rasmussen: Number of Democrats in US Declines in July

WaPo: Mitt For Veep, Stopping Joggers In Their Tracks
NY Observer: VP Speculation Is Much Ado About Something

Washington Times: Obama now backs tapping into oil reserve
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Energy Plan Aims to End the Era of American Greatness
NYT: Obama, in New Stand, Proposes Use of Oil Reserve
NY Post: Barack's barrel roll
AP: Obama reverses two positions in new energy plan
AP/Raum: Obama backs some drilling, tapping oil stockpile
NY Sun: Iran Threatens Strait of Hormuz
American Thinker: Symbol of Obama's Energy plan? The tire gauge
AP: Fact Check: Properly inflated tires cut gas use
Lawrence Kudlow: Drill, Drill, Drill Is Working
Reuters: Obama assails McCain as tool of Big Oil in ad
AP: McCain's tax breaks aren't for oil companies alone, as Obama ad suggests
WaPo: Left Keeps Hammering McCain Oil Ties
AP/Sidoti: Obama, McCain campaigns engage in hard-hitting politics
NYDN: Bill Clinton refuses to say Barack Obama is 'ready' for White House
NY Sun: Anti-Obama Bloggers Say They Were Silenced
David Limbaugh: Liberal Press Circles Wagons Around Obama

EJ Dionne: The Unavoidable Issue
John Fund: Too White to Win?

AP: McCain, Obama running dead even over the weekend
Washington Times: Poll: Obama's lead plunges in Mass.
WaPo: Obama Leads, Pessimism Reigns Among Key Group
WaPo: Why Isn't Obama Further Ahead?
New Republic: Editorial: The Weird Persistence of John McCain

Washington Times/Pruden: Now a campaign like all others

WSJ: Extracurricular Politics: Teachers' unions

USA Today: Report: No role for Cheney at GOP convention
NYDN: Dick Cheney a 'maybe' for Republican Convention

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 91 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday

NATIONAL

Washington Times: Democrats hit shutdown threat: GOP tactics on oil drilling 'a last gasp'
Rush Limbaugh: House GOP Stands Up for You
Jed Babbin: House Republican Rebellion Continues
Human Events: The Congressional Oil Embargo
Politico: GOP returns for Day 2 of talkathon
Hill: GOP energy revolt presses on; Dems dismiss stunt
AP: While Dems away, GOPers play _ on oil drilling
NY Sun: The Argument for Offshore Drilling
Politico: Pelosi: At-risk Dems back drilling
Rush Limbaugh: Keep Government Out of Energy Market
American Thinker: Political Power Flowing from the Pump
WaPo/Milbank: At Recess, a Little One-Sided Dodgeball
WaPo: Gas Prices Apply Brakes To Suburban Migration
Houston Chronicle: Plenty of plans but no action on energy
Hill: White House says no to special session of Congress

NYT: At Freddie Mac, Chief Discarded Warning Signs
WSJ/Raines: Truce Time in the Fan-Fred Wars
WaPo: Mortgage Group's Next Leader Brings All Kinds of Experience

Washington Times: GOPAC searches for answers at 30

WaPo: House Democrats Seek Less-Rigid D.C. Gun Laws

Hill: MoveOn plans to push back hard against House GOP

Slate: Why Cover the Edwards Scandal?

Chicago Sun-Times: Sun-Times political columnist Robert Novak retires
Human Events: Novak Retires -- Will begin Treatment Soon
Politico: Beltway fixture Novak ends column

NEW YORK

NY Sun: Republicans Seek Support From Billionaire Golisano
Albany TU: Skelos seeks consideration from Golisano
NY Post: Comptroller bucks Gov
Buffalo News: Albany DA to release Troopergate documents
Newsday: The state of finances
Albany TU: GOP plans to take on Soares
Albany TU: A political pro, Joe Jennings shunned limelight
Albany TU: Tonko favored in race for Congress
Albany TU: Senate challengers son who is in campaign ad charged with DWI, pot
NY Post: DA can't touch Paterson's 'perv' pastor
NY Sun: Lauder Is Key to a Third Term for Mayor Bloomberg

ALASKA

Hill: Stevenss attorneys file request to move trial to Alaska
AP/D'Oro: Embattled senator receives warm greeting in Alaska
WaPo: In Alaska, Praise for Sen. Stevens

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: 20% turnout expected at polls
Detroit News: Probe of alleged mayor assault proceeds

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Senate: Sessions Lead Still Strong

COLORADO

Washington Times: Tancredo legacy drives debate

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CQ Politics: New Hampshires GOP Edge No Longer Written in Granite

PENNSYLVANIA

American Spectator: Sen. Chris Matthews (D-Pa.)

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger proposes temporary CA sales-tax hike to close budget gap
Mercury News: Schwarzenegger wants tax hike
San Diego UT: Republican legislators opposed to budget plan

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Gregoire Up in Elway Poll
Seattle Times: Gregoire, Rossi accepting debate invitations

KENTUCKY

PolitickerKY: Kentucky projected to go Republican by CQ

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Democrat Rick Noreiga lags behind rival Sen. John Cornyn in big ways

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August 4, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: Can $4 Gasoline Drive McCain Campaign?
NYT: McCain Leans Toward a Compromise on Offshore Drilling
AP/Hurst: Poll: McCain's attack strategy paying dividends
ABC: Lieberman Sounds Like He will Speak at Republican Convention
WSJ: Obama's Drill Bit: He's changing his tune on offshore energy exploration
LA Times: Why McCain is still in it
William Kristol: How to Pick a V.P.

Washington Times: GOP: Lift drilling ban or risk shutdown
Politico: House Republicans go back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices

NYT: Housing Lenders Fear Bigger Wave of Loan Defaults

American Spectator: Tom DeLay is still trying to return the Republicans to power

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Bloomberg shoo-in for Gov: Dems
LA: Daily Comet: Energy issues continue heating up Louisiana Senate race
NH: NYT: Rematch in Senate Race Finds a New Climate
CA: LA Times: State legislators meet but make no progress on budget
KS: CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. Ryun, Seeking Comeback, Faces KS Primary Match Race Tuesday
MO: Hill: Candidates scramble to replace Hulshof
MI: Detroit News: Editorial: State visit could give McCain an edge on energy
TX: Houston Chronicle: Cornyn sets sights on rising in Senate

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WSJ: Can $4 Gasoline Drive McCain Campaign?
NYT: McCain Leans Toward a Compromise on Offshore Drilling
NYT: McCain Takes a Page From Clintons Playbook

AP/Hurst: Poll: McCain's attack strategy paying dividends
NYDN: Kathy Hilton lashes out at McCain ad calling it a 'waste'
WaPo: Rerouting McCain's Bus: Frustrations Lead Campaign To Limit Reporters' Access

ABC: Lieberman Sounds Like He will Speak at Republican Convention
Hill: Lieberman: Obama not ready to lead
WaPo: Kerry Accuses GOP of 'Character Assassination'

WSJ: Obama's Drill Bit: He's changing his tune on offshore energy exploration
Washington Times: Lieberman skeptical of Obama drilling stance

WaPo: Obama Says Energy Compromise Is Necessary
AP/Daniel: Campaigns spar over drilling as leadership issue
WaPo: Answering McCain's Attacks
WSJ: What Is a 'Windfall' Profit? Obama's latest proposal could stand some parsing

LA Times: Why McCain is still in it
Rasmussen: Alaska: McCain Lead Holds Steady at 44% to 39% Despite Stevens' Woes
WaPo: Virginia, Reliably GOP State, Is Up for Grabs
AP/Sidoti: Obama makes bid in 7 longtime Republican states
AP: New presidential campaign battleground states
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Ohio is THE Battleground State
CQ Politics: Election Forecast 2008: West Virginias Split Ticket
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Kentucky Still (Very) Republican Territory

Politico: Graham: It's a "lie" to say Obama not injecting race into campaign

CQ Politics: McCain and Obama Will Meet in Church

William Kristol: How to Pick a V.P.
NYDN: Running mate stock rises for Democrat Evan Bayh, Republican Eric Cantor
Telegraph UK: John McCain considers Jewish running mate
CNN: VP fever intensifies as conventions near
NY Sun: Republicans Ready Lines of Attack on Obama's Vice Presidential Pick
SF Chronicle: Candidates' VP picks could decide the race
Politico: McCain likely to let Obama choose VP first
Politico: Private equity fears rebuke if Romney VP
Stuart Rothenberg: Obama's Choices for Veep Are Far Better Than McCain's Are

American Spectator: Cheney will not make an appearance at the Republican convention

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 92 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Monday

NATIONAL

Washington Times: GOP: Lift drilling ban or risk shutdown
Politico: House Republicans go back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices
Hill: GOP energy protest to continue
Price/Pence: Republicans' Debate in the Dark
Bloomberg: Pelosi Defends Oil Stance; Graham Urges Congress Reconvene
USA Today: Pelosi firm: No vote on offshore drilling
CBS: House Republicans Go Back On The Floor Monday To Talk Gas Prices
NYT: House Goes Home, but Video Goes Online via Cellphone
Hill: Pelosi rips GOPs energy tactic
WaPo: Markey letter: Why Democrats Blocked an Energy 'Gimmick'

WSJ: Free the Web -- From the FCC!

NYT: Housing Lenders Fear Bigger Wave of Loan Defaults
American Spectator: Leveraging Fannie and Freddie

American Spectator: Tom DeLay is still trying to return the Republicans to power

Washington Times: Dr. No strikes again

Washington Times: 'Sam's Club' voters called key to modern GOP

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Bloomberg shoo-in for Gov: Dems
WaPo: New York Feels the Pinch From Wall Street Downturn
NY Post/Dicker: Ex-NYers ripping off medicaid millions
NYDN: No redo of congestion pricing plan, says Sheldon Silver

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa World: GOP likely to control House

LOUISIANA

Daily Comet: Energy issues continue heating up Louisiana Senate race

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NYT: Rematch in Senate Race Finds a New Climate

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Virginia's GOP tries to scare new voters away from the polls

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: State legislators meet but make no progress on budget
Sacramento Bee: Local officials also weigh new tax hikes

Hill: Pelosis church has not withheld communion

KANSAS

CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. Ryun, Seeking Comeback, Faces Kansas Primary Match Race Tuesday

MISSOURI

Hill: Candidates scramble to replace Hulshof

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Editorial: State visit could give McCain an edge on energy

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Porter takes center stage in GOP bid for energy bill

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Cornyn sets sights on rising in Senate

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August 3, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Urges Bush to Avoid Confrontations on China Trip

Michael Barone: Polls Continue to Show an Unstable Presidential Campaign
Dick Morris: McCain Should Hit Obama Where It Hurts - on Policy

Reuters: Obama agrees to 3 debates with McCain
Hill: Obama taps Rep. Emanuel for debate negotiations

Richmond Times-Dispatch: McCain considers Cantor for ticket
Anchorage Daily News: Palin exactly the veep McCain needs
WSJ: Paging Charlie Crist: McCain, heavily outspent, loses his Florida edge
Houston Chronicle: If race is close, VP choice could provide critical edge

WSJ: Obama Would Back Offshore Drilling As Part of Bipartisan Energy Package
Atlantic: Obama drilling "Shift" Really More Of A Gesture

McClatchy: Missouri polling shows McCain ahead of Obama by 5
Rasmussen: McCain Pulls Even in Montana
Townhall: The Barack Bubble

AP/Heb.: Bush, in weekly radio address, chides Dems for blocking votes on offshore drilling
NYT: Questions for T. Boone Pickens: In the Air

CQ Politics: CIA Veteran Rips Agency, Tests Limits of Right to Publish Without Permission
American Thinker: Why the Left is Unpatriotic and Why the Right Should Say So

NY: Glens Falls Post Star: Treadwell wants Rangel censured
KY: WAVE3: McConnell focuses on energy issue to Ky. GOP crowd
CA: Mercury News: Californians warming to offshore oil drilling
MO: AP/Lieb: Mo. Republicans battle in gubernatorial primary
AK: Anchorage Daily News: How an Alaska house re-do became a federal case

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WaPo: McCain Urges Bush to Avoid Confrontations on China Trip

Michael Barone: Polls Continue to Show an Unstable Presidential Campaign
Dick Morris: McCain Should Hit Obama Where It Hurts - on Policy

Reuters: Obama agrees to 3 debates with McCain
AP/Daniel: Obama backs away from McCain's debate challenge
Politico: Obama agrees to three fall debates, chances for town halls dim
CQ Politics: Obama, McCain Set Debates, But Town Hall Idea Is Dead
Hill: Obama taps Rep. Emanuel for debate negotiations

Politico: McCain is vetting Cantor
AP/Lewis: McCain asks Va. congressman Cantor for records
Fox: Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor under closer McCain scrutiny for Veep
Richmond Times-Dispatch: McCain considers Cantor for ticket
Anchorage Daily News: Palin exactly the veep McCain needs
LA Times: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin faces state probe, nixing McCain VP rumors
WSJ: Paging Charlie Crist: McCain, heavily outspent, loses his Florida edge
Houston Chronicle: If race is close, VP choice could provide critical edge

New Republic: Steve Schmidt: The Post-Rove Guru

AFP: McCain awakes and ignites White House race
Politico: McCain: The original political celebrity
NYT: Obamas Delicate Path on Class and Race Preferences
Politico: Beware the Ides of August
Politico: Tie goes to Obama

Mary Katharine Ham: YouTube Video: HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder

WSJ: Obama Would Back Offshore Drilling As Part of Bipartisan Energy Package
Atlantic: Obama drilling "Shift" Really More Of A Gesture
NYT: Obama Says He Would Agree to Some Drilling
WaPo: Obama Says Energy Compromise Is Necessary
AFP: With oil prices hitting voters, Obama budges on offshore drilling

Milwaukee JS: McCain meets, greets at Racine coffee shop
WaPo: Both Presidential Campaigns Make It Clear That Florida Matters
AP/Barrett: A rocky relationship continues between McCain and The New York Times
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Where's McCain's message?

McClatchy: Missouri polling shows McCain ahead of Obama by 5
Rasmussen: McCain Pulls Even in Montana
Seattle PI: Poll: McCain, Obama tied in Montana
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Race tightens in Florida after ad blitz by Obama
WaPo: McCain's Country Music Extravaganza
Financial Times: Democrats anxious for Obama to widen lead
Townhall: The Barack Bubble
Dan Rather: Summer polls in presidential campaign are pure folly
NY Post: What if Obama loses?

Washington Times: Twin Cities promise double fun for GOP
AP: Convention visitors can take trip down political memory lane
AP/Forliti: GOP convention attracting array of demonstrators

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 93 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Sunday

NATIONAL

Hill: Bush hammers Democrats on energy
AP/Heb.: Bush, in weekly radio address, chides Dems for blocking votes on offshore drilling
Politico: House GOP revolts over gas prices
NYT: Despite Windfall, Transportation Lags
NYT: Questions for T. Boone Pickens: In the Air
NYT: A Push to Wrest More Oil From Land, but Most New Wells Are for Natural Gas

NYT: Editorial: A Bad Electronic Voting Bill

David Broder: A Slate To Revive The Senate

CQ Politics: CIA Veteran Rips Agency, Tests Limits of Right to Publish Without Permission

American Thinker: Why the Left is Unpatriotic and Why the Right Should Say So

Fox: North Carolina Paper Publishes Birth Certificate of John Edwards' Alleged Love Child

Hill: Pelosi leads Sunday lineup
Hill: Kerry and Lieberman to face off Sunday

NEW YORK

Glens Falls Post Star: Treadwell wants Rangel censured
AP/Gormley: Analysis: Flash! Albany discovers bad economy
NYT: M.T.A. Shortfall Renews Talk of Congestion Pricing as Revenue Source
Albany TU: SeeThrough pushback
AP/Matthews: Pataki sees museum noting his Albany years
NY Post: House of pain as city foreclosures soar 67%
Buffalo News: Is Patersons deficit warning being heard?

MASSACHUSETTS

Matt Kinnaman: The Deeper Meaning of Bucky Dent

KENTUCKY

WAVE3: McConnell focuses on energy issue to Ky. GOP crowd
PolitickerKY: McConnell says Stevens' legal troubles won't harm GOP

CALIFORNIA


Mercury News: Californians warming to offshore oil drilling
NYT: California Is Among States Struggling With Budgets
San Diego UT: Layoffs add to frustration at some local DMV offices

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Mo. Republicans battle in gubernatorial primary
KC Star: Editorial: Republican race for Missouri Governor

FLORIDA

AP/Sedensky: Atty challenges historic deal to buy US Sugar land for Everglades restoration

ALASKA

Anchorage Daily News: How an Alaska house re-do became a federal case

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August 2, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Tallahassee Democrat: McCain, Crist court conservative voters
Orlando Sentinel: Obama isn't blacks' best option, McCain says on Orlando-area stop
AP/Fouhy: McCain chides Obama over school vouchers

YouTube: McCain video: The One
Rush Limbaugh: Fabulous McCain Ad: The One
McClatchy: Small study suggests McCain ads lampooning Obama hurt

Rush Limbaugh: The Messiah Gets Heckled; Wants Big Oil to Send You $1,000

McClatchy: In major change, Obama says he'll support offshore drilling
American Thinker: Three Ways for McCain to Drill to Victory

Dick Morris: August Is the Time to Take Obama Down

WaPo: Congress Adjourns Without Action on Energy: 10 Senators Offer Bipartisan Bill
Politico: House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking

John Fund: A GOP Choice: Tom Coburn or Ted Stevens

WaPo: FCC Rules Against Comcast: Firm Ordered To End Delays on File-Sharing Traffic

NY: Buffalo News: Web site opens door to a wealth of data on state government spending
IL: Chicago Tribune: Obama's seat: Jesse Jackson Jr. willing
TX: Rasmussen: Texas Senate: Incumbent Cornyn’s Lead Slips to Ten Points
MS: Rasmussen: Mississippi Senate: Wicker Opens Up Six Point Lead Over Musgrove
CA: Sacramento Bee: State agencies spare many from Schwarzenegger ax
PA: Jim Pinkerton: Is Ed Rendell Plotting Against Barack Obama?

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Tallahassee Democrat: McCain, Crist court conservative voters
Orlando Sentinel: Obama isn't blacks' best option, McCain says on Orlando-area stop
LA Times: McCain faces a tough crowd on affirmative action
NY Post: McCain jabs Obama with a 'sharp' stick
Tallahassee Democrat: McCain security ousts reporter

YouTube: McCain video: The One
Rush Limbaugh: Fabulous McCain Ad: The One
Fox: McCain Web Ad Mockingly Compares Obama to Moses
Washington Times: McCain's mockery hits rival as 'the One'
McClatchy: Small study suggests McCain ads lampooning Obama hurt

Rush Limbaugh: The Messiah Gets Heckled; Wants Big Oil to Send You $1,000
Politico: Obama's 'emergency' economic plan

McClatchy: In major change, Obama says he'll support offshore drilling
St. Petersburg Times: Obama may be shifting toward backing oil drilling off Florida
Washington Times: Obama accepts offshore drilling
WaPo: Obama Signals Support for Wider Offshore Drilling
AP/Glover: Obama shifts position on offshore oil drilling
American Thinker: Three Ways for McCain to Drill to Victory

Dick Morris: August Is the Time to Take Obama Down

AP/Fouhy: McCain chides Obama over school vouchers
NYT: Rivals Take Presidential Campaigns to Florida
WaPo: Race Proves to Be Unwelcome but Persistent Issue
WaPo: Race, Celebrity and the Presidential Campaign

Rasmussen: Kentucky: McCain Leads 49% to 39%, But Gap Is Narrowing

Arizona Republic: The other McCain: Joe McCain provides a touch of humor

McClatchy: Excited about VP picks? In November, they rarely matter

Washington Times: Wal-Mart denies election meddling

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 94 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday

NATIONAL



WaPo: Congress Adjourns Without Action on Energy: 10 Senators Offer Bipartisan Bill
Politico: House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking
WaPo: House GOP Protests Delay On Drilling Bill
Detroit Free Press: House adjourns; some Republican members keep talking
CQ Politics: House Adjourns, But Republicans Linger to Bash Democrats on Energy
Hill: GOP talks energy in shuttered House
NYT: Congress Adjourns, but Talks on Oil Persist
AP/Abrams: Congress is gone, but Republicans won't leave
AP/Taylor: Lawmakers leave Washington for five-week vacation after partisan impasse over gas prices
Hill: Republicans call for emergency session

SF Chronicle: Pelosi blocks offshore drilling vote GOP wants

John Fund: A GOP Choice: Tom Coburn or Ted Stevens
WSJ: Is the GOP Kitsch or Clueless?

NYT: Jobless Rate Climbs to 5.7% as 51,000 Jobs Are Lost in July
AP/Aversa: Unemployment rate rises as 51,000 jobs disappear in July; nearly half-million lost in '08

Hill: Senate confirms contentious Air Force nominee

WaPo: FCC Rules Against Comcast: Firm Ordered To End Delays on File-Sharing Traffic
NYT: F.C.C. Vote Sets Precedent on Unfettered Web Usage
AP/Dunbar: FCC finds Comcast violated FCC's policy promising open access to the Internet
WaPo: FCC Tries to Avert Threatened Satellite Cutoff
WSJ: Martin's Merger Toll: FCC exacts a high price for approving the XM-Sirius merger

AP/Tessler: House members seek info from Internet, phone, cable companies in online privacy inquiry

AP/Frommer: Senate ratifies compact among 8 states to prevent water diversion from the Great Lakes

AP/Pickler: Bush oceanfront vacation home hosting wedding for White House staffers

Townhall: Birth control: The new pollutant

Sacramento Bee: Birth certificate emerges in tabloid saga
McClatchy: Birth certificate of child linked to ex-Sen. John Edwards lists no father

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Buffalo News: Web site opens door to a wealth of data on state government spending
Albany TU: Point, click, peruse state workers' pay

NYT: Opportunity Knocks as Paterson Tackles Budget
NYDN: May hike taxes, but not pols' pay - gov
Rush Limbaugh: Press Applauds Paterson on Rush

Albany TU: Candidate's petitions in 43rd Senate fall short

Albany TU: Bush nominates conservative winner of prayer case in U.S. Supreme Court

LOUISIANA


CQ Politics: Dems Craving for Upset of Boustany Prompts New Rating in La. House Race

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Obama's seat: Jesse Jackson Jr. willing
CQ Politics: Jesse Jackson Jr. Says Hell Step Up (if Asked) to Fill Obamas Seat

TEXAS

Rasmussen: Texas Senate: Incumbent Cornyns Lead Slips to Ten Points

ALASKA

Rasmussen: Alaska Senate: Stevens Trails By Double Digits

MISSISSIPPI

Rasmussen: Mississippi Senate: Wicker Opens Up Six Point Lead Over Musgrove

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: State agencies spare many from Schwarzenegger ax
AP/Thompson: Schwarzenegger layoff order faces legal challenge as Calif. grapples with budget shortfall

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Miami lawmaker opposes Little League team's trip to Cuba

PENNSYLVANIA

Jim Pinkerton: Is Ed Rendell Plotting Against Barack Obama?

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August 1, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Rush Limbaugh: Do Republicans Want to Win?

WSJ: Obama's Bad Turn: Stop playing racial politics
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Plays the Race Card
Fox: Poll: McCain Shrinks Obama’s Lead in Three Battleground States
CQ Politics: Poll Shows Energy Issue May Boost McCain
AP/Glover: Obama risks voter ire by opposing new oil drilling
Rasmussen: Texas: McCain Leads by Nine for Second Straight Month
Rasmussen: 30% of Conservative Democrats Say They’ll Vote for McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Solves Energy Crisis: Inflate Your Tires

WSJ: Pelosi's Energy Stonewall
Charles Krauthammer: Pelosi: Save the Planet, Let Someone Else Drill
John Boehner: The Democrats’ Drill-Nothing Congress Going Home

WaPo: Bush Unveils Spy Guidelines, Angering House Overseers

Fox/Brit Hume: John Edwards Slips Out the Back Door of Another Hotel
Gawker: Edwards Love Child: No Father On Birth Certificate

NY: Politico: Ethics to review Rangel apartment, letters
AK: WaPo: Alaska's Stevens Pleads Not Guilty: Senator Is Granted Pre-Election Trial
OR: AP/Daly: Oregon Republican senator touts his work with John Kerry in new ad
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger makes layoffs, orders pay cuts for California state workers
MI: Detroit News: Gov will not delay mayor hearing
KY: Rasmussen: Kentucky Senate: McConnell Now Holds 12-point Lead
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Poll shows Floridians warming to offshore drilling
GA: CQ Politics: Georgia Senate Runoff Winner Will Have Catchup Chore Against Chambliss

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Rush Limbaugh: Do Republicans Want to Win?

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Plays the Race Card
WSJ: Obama's Bad Turn: Stop playing racial politics
NYT: McCain Camp Says Obama Is Playing Race Card
WaPo: McCain Campaign Accuses Obama of Exploiting the Issue
Fox: McCain Camp Accuses Obama of Playing the Race Card
Washington Times: Race turns into insult contest
Wes Pruden: Ugly game of who's the bigot
Politico: Playing the race card
NYDN: John McCain camp accuses Barack Obama of playing of the race card
AP/Sidoti: McCain, Obama square off over racial politics
AP/Kuhnhenn: Analysis: McCain strategy means scolding, dismissing Obama

WaPo: The Curious Mind of John McCain

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Solves Energy Crisis: Inflate Your Tires

Politico: GOP's celeb-Obama message gains traction
WaPo/Kurtz: McCain's Ad Formula Employs Lowest Common Denominator
Politico: McCain's Internet edge: ad price

Fox: Poll: McCain Shrinks Obamas Lead in Three Battleground States
CQ Politics: Poll Shows Energy Issue May Boost McCain
AP/Glover: Obama risks voter ire by opposing new oil drilling
Rasmussen: Texas: McCain Leads by Nine for Second Straight Month
Rasmussen: 30% of Conservative Democrats Say Theyll Vote for McCain
Hill: House GOP group advises McCain on strategy for battleground states

Washington Times: McCain VP talk turns to 2 female conservatives
St. Petersburg Times: Crist's bid to be McCain's VP may be waning

Lawrence Kudlow: McCain Talks Straight on Fan-Fred Reform

WSJ: Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win

EJ Dionne: English Lessons for McCain
Politico: McCain's camp suffers from a paper gap

AP/Fouhy: Country star John Rich writes anthem for Rep. candidate titled 'Raising McCain'

AP/Williams: Despite endorsing McCain, Schwarzenegger hedges with praise for Obama on environment, energy

Politico: Freddie Mac won't party at DNC or RNC

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 95 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Friday

NATIONAL

WaPo: Bush Unveils Spy Guidelines, Angering House Overseers
NYT: Bush Issues Order Seeking to Unite the Efforts of U.S. Spy Agencies
NY Sun: Bush's Order on Intelligence Sparks a Furor in Congress
AP/Hess: Updated intel rules may erode CIA authority; GOP lawmakers protest over being kept in dark

WSJ: Pelosi's Energy Stonewall
Charles Krauthammer: Pelosi: Save the Planet, Let Someone Else Drill
John Boehner: The Democrats Drill-Nothing Congress Going Home
Hill: Senate looks to September on energy
Sacramento Bee: Maybe offshore drilling isn't so bad after all
CQ Politics: Sound and Fury Over Energy, but Few Results
Hill: A shadow over recess

Lawrence Lindsey: Hank Paulson's Fannie Gamble

WaPo: House, Senate Pass Overhaul Of Higher-Education Programs
AP/Abrams: Higher ed bill aimed at reducing college costs goes to the president

AP/Abrams: Congress sends Bush bill banning lead in children's products

Washington Times: Judge says Bush aides must answer subpoenas
LA Times: Miers and Bolten ordered to answer congressional subpoenas
AP/Apuzzo: Federal judge rules that Bush's top advisors can be subpoenaed

AP/Taylor: House takes up long-overdue bill that boosts spending on veterans care, military construction

WSJ: Challenging Spitzerism at the Polls

WaPo: Senate Probe's Targets Give to Campaigns

AP: House Passes Bill On Pay and Gender

AP: A look at congressional actions as summer recess nears



Fox/Brit Hume: John Edwards Slips Out the Back Door of Another Hotel
Gawker: Edwards Love Child: No Father On Birth Certificate
First Post: Edwards escapes questions about gap on birth certificate
UPI: No father for Edwards' supposed child
KC Star: The John Edwards love-baby story: What took so long?
Townhall: The Real Victims of John Edwards' Adultery
Radar: John Edwards' Money Man: Fellow Tar Heel Eric Montross?
Mercury News: John Edwards sex scandal? Hey, you didn't hear it here
American Thinker: The John Edwards cover-up and the IRS
Independent UK: Love child and mistress claims hit Edwards
Week Daily: John Edwards: Why Big Media wont touch a tabloid sex scandal

Hill: Pelosi says Rove contempt citation is possible
Jed Babbin: Rove in Contempt of Congress?

Hill: Church-paid trips by aides raise questions on religion-politics mix

CQ Politics: Senate Republicans Implored to Ante up for Campaigns, but Will They?
Hill: Run against the GOP, Cole tells hopefuls

Rush Limbaugh: Vice President Cheney Thanks Rush

NEW YORK

WaPo: House Tables Resolution To Censure Rep. Rangel
NYT: House Tables Censure Resolution on Rangel
Hill: House defeats resolution censuring Rangel
AP/Barrett: Democrats defeat GOP effort to censure Rangel over use of NYC apartments
Politico: Ethics to review Rangel apartment, letters

Newsday: Skelos faces tough test in fiscal crisis
Newsday: Paterson calls on U.S. help for deficit-ridden states
NYDN: An 'undeniable & dangerous' crisis looms, Paterson warns during D.C. chat
NY Sun: Albany Full of Ideas for 'Savings Initiatives'

NY Sun: Gun Rights of New Yorkers May Rest on Case of Hot Dog Vendor

Albany TU: New additions to state GOP staff
Albany TU: Skelos surgery successful

ALASKA

WaPo: Alaska's Stevens Pleads Not Guilty: Senator Is Granted Pre-Election Trial
Washington Times: Stevens' trial slated ahead of election
NYT: Alaska Senator Seeks a Quick Trial
AP/Apuzzo: Speed a 'gutsy' tactic in Stevens corruption case
CQ Politics: Sen. Stevens Asserts His Innocence at Arraignment
Politico: Stevens pleads not guilty
Hill: Sen. Stevens gambles on trial this fall
Hill: Stevens trial to begin before election
Hill: Stevens pleads not guilty, wants pre-election trial
AP/Joling: Despite Sen. Ted Stevens' indictment, support for 'Uncle Ted' is strong in Alaska

RHODE ISLAND

NYT: Eileen G. Slocum, 92, Dies; Society Doyenne and Republican Stalwart

OREGON

AP/Daly: Oregon Republican senator touts his work with John Kerry in new ad
AP: Republican Smith cites another Democrat in new ad

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Massachusetts: Same-Sex Couples From Other States May Now Marry
NY Sun: New Mass. Law Lets Out-of-State Same-Sex Couples Marry

IDAHO

AP: Sept. 10 date set for oral arguments in Craig appeal of Minn. bathroom sting guilty plea

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger makes layoffs, orders pay cuts for California state workers
SF Chronicle: Governor orders layoffs, heavy pay cuts
Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger's layoff plan could length lines for state services
AP/Thompson: Schwarzenegger orders layoffs, cuts workers' pay to minimum wage amid Calif. fiscal crisis

Sacramento Bee: Garamendi first Democrat to formally announce run for governor in 2010

LA Times: Villaraigosa raises $1.6 million for 2009 reelection campaign

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Gov will not delay mayor hearing
Detroit Free Press: Granholm rejects mayor's request for delay

KENTUCKY

Rasmussen: Kentucky Senate: McConnell Now Holds 12-point Lead

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Poll shows Floridians warming to offshore drilling

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Georgia Senate Runoff Winner Will Have Catchup Chore Against Chambliss

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