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August 21, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats in Panic Mode as McCain Takes Lead in Polls
NY Post: McCain juggernut wipes out O's lead in prez polls
WSJ: McCain Closes Gap on Obama In Poll as Conventions Loom
Rasmussen: Ohio Still Swinging McCain’s Way
St. Louis BJ: Poll: McCain expands lead over Obama in Mo.
St. Petersburg Times: FL Poll: McCain 48 percent, Obama 46 percent
Rasmussen: New Hampshire: Obama's Big Lead Now Down To A Virtual Tie
NYT: Voters in Poll Want Priority to Be Economy, Their Top Issue
Washington Times: McCain erases Obama's edge with swing voters
Politico: Poll: McCain holds edge on patriotism

American Thinker: Obama's Lost Annenberg Years Coming to Light
Chicago Tribune: When Daley says shhh, library is quiet on Obama
JustOneMinute: Welcome To Chicago - See You In November

Karl Rove: Conventions Need a Believable Script

Politico: No single term for McCain

Ann Coulter: Constitutional scholar Obama questions legality of slavery ban
WSJ: Saddleback: The Inner Game of Politics

Rush Limbaugh: Barry's Brother Lives in Kenya Hut
NY Post: Barack brother in shack shock: Living in Kenya on $1 a month

WaPo/Trail: RNC Announces Convention Speaker Lineup
WaPo: Giuliani, Lieberman Will Speak at GOP Convention
American Thinker: Lieberman burns his bridges: Will speak at RNC

AP/Cappiello: Energy Firms Bid on Gulf Tracts: Nearly $500 Million Spent
WaPo: FCC Orders Comcast to Stop Blocking Some Large Files
NYT: New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers
WSJ: Congress's Finest Hour: Think of the damage they might have inflicted

NYDN: Edwards' morbid promise
National Enquirer: John Edwards blockbuster new expose

NY: NYT: Intimate E-Mail Prompts Inquiry in the Assembly
AK: WaPo: Judge Won't Move Trial For Stevens To Alaska

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Rush Limbaugh: Democrats in Panic Mode as McCain Takes Lead in Polls
NY Post: McCain juggernut wipes out O's lead in prez polls
WSJ: McCain Closes Gap on Obama In Poll as Conventions Loom
Reuters: Poll shows McCain in 5-point lead over Obama
Zogby: McCain Makes a Move, Takes 5-Point Lead Over Obama
CBS: CBS/NYT Poll: McCain Cuts Obama's Lead
CQ Politics: National and State Polls Show Obama Struggling
Rasmussen: Ohio Still Swinging McCains Way
St. Louis BJ: Poll: McCain expands lead over Obama in Mo.
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Missouri: the Quintessential Battleground
St. Petersburg Times: FL Poll: McCain 48 percent, Obama 46 percent
Rasmussen: New Hampshire: Obama's Big Lead Now Down To A Virtual Tie
CQ Politics: Election Forecast 2008: In Louisiana, the Democrats Are Sweating
CQ Politics: Election Forecast 2008: McCain Confident in Mississippi
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Without Clinton, Arkansas Safe for McCain
Rasmussen: Maryland: Obama Outpaces McCain 53% to 41%

NYT: Voters in Poll Want Priority to Be Economy, Their Top Issue
Washington Times: McCain erases Obama's edge with swing voters
Politico: Poll: McCain holds edge on patriotism
PajamasMedia: Will Rank-and-File Democrats Vote for Obama?
Boston Globe: It's up to Obama to erase the doubt
WSJ/Taranto: White Fright: On the left, not the right
David Gergen: Obama: In Need of a Game Changer
American Spectator: Teleprompting Obama
Human Events: Abortion and Obama Missteps Give McCain Momentum
AP/Kuhnhenn: Obama outspends McCain in July by 5-3 ratio
WaPo: RNC Victory Fund Donors Stay Cloaked
AP/Sidoti: McCain hopes to turn the tide in Great Lakes area
AP/Sidoti: McCain chides a newly feisty Obama as 'testy'
AP/Elliott: McCain again questions Obama's judgment on Iraq
Politico: Candidates trade shots in swing states
Politico: McCain calls lobbyists 'birds of prey'
Times-Tribune: Local Clinton backers, McCain adviser meet
NYT: Democrats Protest McCain Finance Opinion
WaPo: Steve Schmidt Makes Sure His Candidate Knows Exactly What He Is Shooting For
Washington Times: McCain turns Bush on Iraq war surge: President now praises senator's foresight

American Thinker: Obama's Lost Annenberg Years Coming to Light
Chicago Tribune: When Daley says shhh, library is quiet on Obama
JustOneMinute: Welcome To Chicago - See You In November
JustOneMinute: The cover-up of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge archives
Global Labor & Politics: Highlights of the 20 year Obama-Ayers Connection
Rush Limbaugh: Patriotism Has Obama Unglued

Politico: No single term for McCain

Bloomberg: McCain's Knife-Wielding Captor Leads Vietnam in Rooting for Him

Ann Coulter: Constitutional scholar Obama questions legality of slavery ban
WSJ: Saddleback: The Inner Game of Politics
Oregon Live: Barack Obama's abortion crime and cover-up

Boston Herald: Pay grade unartful dodge

Rush Limbaugh: Barry's Brother Lives in Kenya Hut
NY Post: Barack brother in shack shock: Living in Kenya on $1 a month
American Spectator: Dreams From My Brother
American Thinker: Brother can you spare a dime?
AP/Sanner: Candidates' wives lend voices to anti-poverty ad

AP/Funk: 2 billionaires invite US to the movies in bid to influence presidential race

AP/Grim: Will young Paul, Huckabee backers stay with GOP?

WSJ: Lieberman Agonistes
NRO/Byron York: The Lieberman Question
Boston Globe: Independent Lieberman upends political world
NY Sun: Peter King Calls Lieberman 'Perfect' VP
Hill: Giuliani: GOP would accept pro-choice Veep
Politico: Dems: Selfish Lieberman the "Barry Bonds" of D.C.

WSJ: Obama's Health-Care Tipoff

WaPo/Trail: RNC Announces Convention Speaker Lineup
WaPo: Giuliani, Lieberman Will Speak at GOP Convention
American Thinker: Lieberman burns his bridges: Will speak at RNC
WaPo: Convention Lineup for the Republican National Convention
WaPo: Who's Who at the Parties' Parties
Newsday: Giuliani the keynote speaker at GOP convention
AP/Sidoti: Giuliani to give keynote at GOP convention
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani scores GOP convention keynote; goes off-message
AP/Miga: Sen. Joe Lieberman to speak at GOP convention
Hill: Romney, Jindal to speak on VP night at convention
Mercury News: Schwarzenegger will speak at convention - if California has a budget
AP/Bauer: Party time! Convention delegates face the music
AP/Sullivan: Secret Service hosts congressional staffers at political conventions
Politico: McCain camp readies for Dem convention
NYDN: A guide to the top speakers at the DNC
Larry Sabato: How the Convention Ball Bounces
Karl Rove: Conventions Need a Believable Script
Rush Limbaugh: Recreate 68ers Prepare for Gitmo
AP/Banda: Officials relent on razor wire at Denver convention holding cells, derided as 'Gitmo'

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 75 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Thursday

NATIONAL

AP/Cappiello: Energy Firms Bid on Gulf Tracts: Nearly $500 Million Spent
Human Events: Speaker Pelosi, Tear Down This Wall!
Politico: Boehner tells pro-drilling Dems to 'put up or shut up'
NYT: All the Oil We Need
NY Sun: Inanities of 'Energy Independence'
WaPo: A few speculators dominate vast oil market

WaPo: FCC Orders Comcast to Stop Blocking Some Large Files

NYT: New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers
AP/Jordan: Dems say new FBI rules could allow spying on innocent Americans, urge delay

WSJ: Congress's Finest Hour: Think of the damage they might have inflicted
WSJ: We Can't Tax Our Way Out of the Entitlement Crisis

NYT: Advocacy Groups, in Big Ad Campaigns, Step Up Intensity of Senate Races

NYT: Report Rejects Medicare Boast of Paring Fraud

National Enquirer: John Edwards blockbuster new expose
NYDN: Edwards' morbid promise

NEW YORK

NYT: Intimate E-Mail Prompts Inquiry in the Assembly
NY Post: Hoyt: I'd be your 'lollipop'
Buffalo News: Women involved in Hoyt affairs were adults, records show
Albany TU: Hoyt case out of the Speakers hands

NY Post/Dicker: Gov emerges a winner as he gears for next battle
NY Post/Dicker: Latest cuts a mere nick, Dave warns
NYDN: Your pork is safe, Silver tells pols
Newsday: Paterson, legislators: More budget cuts may be needed
AP/Bauman: NY Legislature, Paterson agree to budget cuts
AP/Virtanen: NY Gov. Paterson, lawmakers slash $1 billion from budget
Albany TU: Day of state cuts falls short
Albany TU: Get your budget cuts, final edition here
NY Sun: Albany Has Fix For Doctors' Insurance Ills
NY Sun: Millionaire's Tax at Heart Of Battle for State Senate

NY Sun: Cuomo Event Ups Speculation On His Future

Rush Limbaugh: The Mayor of New York Is Nuts
NY Post: Is Mike Quixote tilting at windmills?
American Thinker: NY Times Hypes Bloomberg Windmill Plans
NY Post: Mayor's '3rd term' maneuver

NYT: Paterson Says Hes No Pushover, but the Attack Ads Still Bother Him

Albany TU: New Treadwell ad

Albany TU: Senate minority leader's chief spokesman resigns
Albany TU: Malcolm Smith kneecaps his spokesman

Newsday: Comptroller revokes state pension of private lawyer

Reuters: California mulls probing Senator Schumer over IndyMac crash

ALASKA

WaPo: Judge Won't Move Trial For Stevens To Alaska
NYT: Senator Fails in Effort to Move His Corruption Trial to Alaska
Reuters: Judge won't move Sen. Stevens' case to Alaska
AP/Apuzzo: Washington trial could hamper Stevens campaign
Hill: Stevens sets up fund to pay for legal bills
WaPo/Cillizza: The Chase for 60: Stevens' s "Toast" Ad
YouTube: Stevens Ad - Supporters from Across Alaska

MARYLAND

WaPo: State GOP Cites Currie Investigation in Appeal for Funds

VIRGINIA

Washington Times: Warner, Webb stump with Obama in Virginia
WaPo: Obama Courts Southside Virginia: Focus Is on Jobs In Conservative, Troubled Region
WaPo: There's Nothing So Simple About a Straight Party Vote
AP/Fouhy: Traveling by bus in Virginia, Obama pushes for more union jobs

LOUISIANA

AP/Lardner: Bush says New Orleans is on its way back

Hill: Vitter cannot use campaign funds to pay legal fees
Politico: Vitter loses with FEC on $160K in 'D.C. Madam' legal bills
AP/Sayre: FEC may allow La. senator to use campaign cash to pay some legal fees from escort scandal

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Washington Times: Anti-GOP wave endangers N.H. senator's re-election
Rasmussen: New Hampshire: Shaheen Doubles Lead over Incumbent Sununu
David Broder: In N.H., a Deal to Close

ILLINOIS

AP: Judge Delays Rezko Sentencing Until Oct. 28
AP/Bellandi: Chicago's black politicians building own dynasties

HAWAII

AP/Niesse: Hawaii ballots add pick-a-party box

OHIO

Politico: Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies
CQ Politics: Ohio Rep. Tubbs Jones Dies Following Aneurysm
Hill: Rep. Tubbs Jones dead
AP/Kropko: U.S. Rep. Tubbs Jones Dies at 58
AP/Barr: Media incorrectly reports death of stricken Ohio congresswoman; she later died

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor asks governor to delay hearing
Detroit Free Press: Granholm gets fighting words on Kilpatrick
AP/Hoffman: Mich. gov. to skip early part of Dem. convention

Detroit Free Press: Knollenberg and Peters in tough fight for Congress seat

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: North Carolina Senate race tightening

PENNSYLVANIA

Harper's: The Murtha Rules: A simple system to win federal money

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August 20, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NYT: McCain Takes Case for Drilling to the Gulf
WaPo: This Time, McCain Knows the Drill

Rush Limbaugh: Choose Wisely, Senator McCain
NYT: Talk of McCain’s No. 2 Concerns Conservatives

NRO/Kurtz: Chicago Annenberg Challenge Shutdown?
JustOneMinute: The Chicago Annenberg Challenge - The Fog Thickens
AP/Yost: University won't open Obama-related records now

Dick Morris: Obama's backbone deficit
Ted Nugent: No Whiners Allowed
NYDN: The qualifications campaign: Barack Obama's real vulnerability
NRO: The Case For 'The Case Against Barack Obama'

WSJ: Democrats move left on abortion
Human Events: John McCain: The Pro-Life Candidate
NRO: Fathering More Lies: Obama’s latest spin on Born-Alive

Politico: McCain scores a bump from Saddleback
NYDN: Poll Watch: McCain gains on Obama, buoyed by crisis in Georgia
LA Times: Obama and McCain in a statistical tie
Rasmussen: Florida: McCain Back Out Front 46% to 43%

WSJ: Democrats and Drilling: Three ways to test their energy epiphany
Newt Gingrich: New Left Wing Anti-Energy Strategy: Drill Nothing, Tax Everything
John Fund: The Energy Policy End Game

NY Post: Edwards' cruel wife jab: report
WaPo: Edwards Won't Ruin Democratic Convention After All

NY: NY Post: Sex scandal hits Assembly
WA: Seattle Times: Gregoire vs. Rossi: After top-two primary, real rumble begins
WY: CQP: Ex-State Treasurer Lummis Grabs GOP Nod for Wyoming’s Open House Seat
AK: AP/Apuzzo: Sen. Stevens wants trial by day, campaign by night
CO: WaPo: 'Big Oil Bob' vs. Flip-Flopping Udall
TX: AP/Root: Texas' No. 2 politician stays mum on his wealth
FL: American Spectator: Orange Blossom Politics

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





NYT: McCain Takes Case for Drilling to the Gulf
WaPo: This Time, McCain Knows the Drill
AP/Elliott: From an oil platform, McCain touts drilling agenda
Reuters: McCain campaigns for off-shore drilling on Gulf rig
Boston Globe: In visit to oil rig, McCain bashes his rival

Rush Limbaugh: Choose Wisely, Senator McCain
NYT: Talk of McCains No. 2 Concerns Conservatives
Washington Times: GOP leaders try to foil Lieberman pick
Hartford Courant: Lieberman Remains In McCain's VP Mix
Politico: McCain weighs a Lieberman surprise
NRO/Lowry: The Lieberman Option
NRO/Lopez: No Joe
NRO: Editorial: No on Joe (And Tom Ridge, Too)
US News: Tom Ridge Ruse: CEO Meg Whitman as Veep?
David Limbaugh: Pro-Choice McCain Veep Equals Political Suicide
Politico: Lieberman, Graham head to Georgia, too

NRO/Kurtz: Chicago Annenberg Challenge Shutdown?
JustOneMinute: The Chicago Annenberg Challenge - The Fog Thickens
AP/Yost: University won't open Obama-related records now
NRO: Chicago Cover-up?
American Thinker: Why Obama's Red Mentor is News

WSJ: Obama Played by Chicago Rules

Dick Morris: Obama's backbone deficit
Ted Nugent: No Whiners Allowed
NYDN: The qualifications campaign: Barack Obama's real vulnerability
NRO: The Case For 'The Case Against Barack Obama'
American Spectator: Overrated Obama: The increasing gap between Hope and reality
Washington Times: Buyer's remorse about Obama?
American Thinker: The odd choices in Barack Obama's career

McClatchy: Obama attacks McCain but fails to sway VFW crowd
WSJ/Taranto: Talk About Audacity!
NYT: Obamas Ads in Key States Go on Attack
AP/Pace: Patriotism a pitfall for Democratic candidates
WSJ: Biden's Foreign Policy Background Carries Growing Cachet
WaPo: Virginia GOPers Hit Kaine Ahead of Appearance with Obama
WaPo: Kaine Called a Good Choice -- in Va.
AP/Fouhy: Obama, VP choice to campaign together Saturday
Reuters: Speculation rife on Obama, McCain running mates
AP: Sen. Feinstein breaks ankle, will skip convention
Rush Limbaugh: Operation Chaos Saved McCain
Politico: FEC cuts Clinton's chances to repay loan

WSJ: Democrats move left on abortion
Human Events: John McCain: The Pro-Life Candidate
NRO: Fathering More Lies: Obamas latest spin on Born-Alive
WaPo: Candidates' Abortion Views Not So Simple
Kathleen Parker: Pastor Rick's Test

Reuters: Group asks McCain, Obama not to campaign on 9/11

AP: Plane carrying McCain security forced to land

Politico: McCain scores a bump from Saddleback
NYDN: Poll Watch: McCain gains on Obama, buoyed by crisis in Georgia
LA Times: Obama and McCain in a statistical tie
Bloomberg: Obama, McCain Deadlocked as Conventions Set to Begin, Poll Says
Rasmussen: Florida: McCain Back Out Front 46% to 43%
Rasmussen: Louisiana: McCain Enjoys Big Lead in Bayou State
AP: Arizona poll: McCain holds 10-point advantage over Obama
Washington Times: Michigan remains tricky for Obama: McCain in 'striking distance'
AP: Iowa poll: Obama holds narrow lead over McCain
AP/Sidoti: Western states, traditionally Republican, offer possible opening for Obama
CQP: 2008 Election Forecast: The Parties Big Nevada Gamble
WaPo: Virginia: McCain Leads in Loudoun, Prince William, Davis Says

NRO/Malkin: The Dems Hidden Soros Slush Fund
Newsweek: The 2008 Money Race: Still Closer Than You Think
AP/Kuhnhenn: Conventions blend money, parties, ethics rules
American Thinker: Obama campaign to hand out 'street money'
Fox: Is Obama Changing His Tune About Compensating Campaign Volunteers?
AP/Theimer: Campaigns take cash, seek details later
AP/Theimer: Campaigns neglect to check US citizenship for money accepted overseas

USA Today: GOP plans rival Denver event
KCNC: Homeless Get Cleaned Up With Free Haircuts For DNC

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 76 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Democrats and Drilling: Three ways to test their energy epiphany
Newt Gingrich: New Left Wing Anti-Energy Strategy: Drill Nothing, Tax Everything
John Fund: The Energy Policy End Game
Washington Times: Editorial: Pelosi's spatula
Hill: McCain adviser to attend House GOP energy meeting
WaPo: Agreement on Drilling Doesn't Yet Mean Action
AP/Cappiello: 47 companies bid on Gulf offshore oil leases
CQP: Senior House Democrat Wants Ban on U.S. Oil Exports
Weekly Standard: To Drill, or Not to Drill

WSJ: Rising Cost of Debt Stokes Fears On Freddie's Prospects

NY Post: Edwards' cruel wife jab: report
WaPo: Edwards Won't Ruin Democratic Convention After All

FrontPageMag: Immigration Enforcement? Yes, We Can!

AP/Lardner: Bush defends terror war in speech to veterans

American Spectator: Reagan in the Sky

AP/Singer: States push laws to require paid sick days

NEW YORK

NY Post: Sex scandal hits Assembly
NYDN: Racy e-mails a threat to married pol's campaign
Albany TU: Sam Hoyt admits difficult time in marriage, says no rules broken
Buffalo News: Hoyt admits indiscretions but denies violating Assembly rules

NY Post: Albany makes a deal for $400M budget cut
Newsday: Paterson, legislative leaders agree to $500M cuts
NYDN: Deal to slash state budget finalized
Albany TU: State budget faces knife
NYT: Legislators Are Negotiating to Cut Budget by $1 Billion
Albany TU: Member item cuts, but no political fallout
NY Post: Dems ok millionaire tax
NY Sun: A Budget Deal May Embolden Governor Paterson

Buffalo News: Golisano donates $1 million to Democrats' convention in Denver

AP/Neumeister: NYC agrees to pay $2M to settle lawsuit with arrested Iraq war protestors

NY Post: Sick 'reason' to kill Lennon
AP/Thompson: Chapman says he's ashamed, sorry

NYT: Bloomberg Offers Windmill Power Plan
NY Post: Breezy does it: Hizzoner
NYDN: Big Green Apple: Mayor says answer to energy needs is blowin' in wind

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Gregoire vs. Rossi: After top-two primary, real rumble begins
AP/Woodward: Gregoire and Dino Rossi win primary to set up rematch
AP/LaCorte: Gregoire and Rossi win primary to set up rematch
CQP: Washington State Primaries Confirm Tough House, Governor Rematches
Seattle Times: Gregoire sees mandate of sorts in narrow lead

Seattle Times: Reichert, Burner to square off again in November

WYOMING

CQP: Ex-State Treasurer Lummis Grabs GOP Nod for Wyomings Open House Seat

ALASKA

AP/Apuzzo: Sen. Stevens wants trial by day, campaign by night

MARYLAND

WaPo: GOP Cites Currie in Fund-Raising Appeal

COLORADO

WaPo: 'Big Oil Bob' vs. Flip-Flopping Udall

TEXAS

AP/Root: Texas' No. 2 politician stays mum on his wealth

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor's ex-aide probed by FBI
Detroit Free Press: FBI names Kilpatrick ex-aide; federal probe looks at dealings
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick's woes: What cost to city, state?

ILLINOIS

Rasmussen: Illinois Senate: Incumbent Durbin Still Way Ahead

LOUISIANA

Rasmussen: Landrieu Opens 16-Point Lead in Louisiana

OHIO

AP/Majors: Ohio bars voting machine 'sleepovers' with poll workers

FLORIDA

American Spectator: Orange Blossom Politics

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August 19, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NYT: In V.F.W. Speech, McCain Attacks Obama on War
AP/Hurst: McCain: Iraq victory in sight
AP/Elliott: McCain: Obama tried to legislate Iraqi failure
NYT/David Brooks: The Education of McCain
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Articulates Conservatism On Wealth, Taxes and Success

Hill: New poll finds McCain, Obama tied in Ohio
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Are Getting Nervous
CQ Politics: Presidential Election Maps, 2008
American Spectator: Batman and Rush: Why McCain Will Win

Rush Limbaugh: Messiah Loses at Warren Forum; Dems Accuse McCain of Cheating
Ann Althouse: 6 things I noticed when I rewatched the Saddleback Civil Forum
WSJ/Taranto: Gut Check: Is Obama lying about Iraq?

Politico: McCain to name VP on Aug. 29
ABC: McCain's Ohio Rally Stokes V.P. Speculation

WSJ: Obama's Tax Plan Is Really a Welfare Plan
WSJ: For Obama, Taxes Are About Fairness

Rush Limbaugh: Senator Obama's Inhuman Voting Record on Infanticide
NY Post/Rich Lowry: Obama's extremism: His abortion record is no lie

WaPo: Political Terrain Shifts on Drilling Issue
Politico: Hopes fading for energy compromise

Slate/Kaus: Still Blogging About Edwards!

NY: NY Post: Gov and pols $400M apart: Battle over budget cuts
CA: NRO: California court bans religious objections to same-sex pregnancies
MI: Detroit News: Judge halts council's effort to oust Mayor Kilpatrick
GA: Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Leads Martin by Six
NC: Washington Times: Democrats eye Dole's seat as foe cuts gap to 6 points
TX: Houston Chronicle: Perry says school districts should decide own gun rules

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







NYT: In V.F.W. Speech, McCain Attacks Obama on War
AP/Hurst: McCain: Iraq victory in sight
AP/Elliott: McCain: Obama tried to legislate Iraqi failure
Hill: McCain hits Obama over surge in front of vets' group
Boston Globe: McCain renews attack on Obama over surge
WaPo: McCain Drills His Message Home
Richard Allen: Mr. McCain's Sensible Interest in Georgia
Pat Buchanan: Who Started Cold War II?

AP/Elliott: McCain nets $1.75 million at Reed-linked event
WaPo: Reed Doesn't Show at McCain Benefit He'd Help Publicize

NYT/David Brooks: The Education of McCain
NYDN: Winning over Hillary Clinton voters won't be easy for John McCain

Hill: New poll finds McCain, Obama tied in Ohio
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Are Getting Nervous
Rasmussen: Georgia: McCain Up by Seven
Rasmussen: Illinois: Obama Still Holds Double-Digit Lead at Home
NY Sun: Poll Shows Obama's Lead Is Slipping in New York
NY Sun: Editorial: McCain for New York?
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: No Worries for McCain in Utah
CQ Politics: Presidential Election Maps, 2008

American Spectator: Batman and Rush: Why McCain Will Win

Rush Limbaugh: Messiah Loses at Warren Forum; Dems Accuse McCain of Cheating
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Articulates Conservatism On Wealth, Taxes and Success
Rush Limbaugh: Astonishing Obama Answers on Evil and America's Failures
Ann Althouse: 6 things I noticed when I rewatched the Saddleback Civil Forum
WSJ/Taranto: Gut Check: Is Obama lying about Iraq?
Boston Globe: McCain's 'Judeo-Christian values' reference puzzles
WaPo: Candidates Got Advance Look at Questions
Salon: Sandbagged at Saddleback
Jonah Goldberg: Good and evil and Obama
NewsBusters: Shuster: Obama Lucky People Watched Phelps, Not Saddleback
IBD: Editorial: No Contest
David Gergen: Is the tide turning?

Politico: McCain to name VP on Aug. 29
ABC: McCain's Ohio Rally Stokes V.P. Speculation

WSJ: Obama's Tax Plan Is Really a Welfare Plan
WSJ: For Obama, Taxes Are About Fairness

Rush Limbaugh: Senator Obama's Inhuman Voting Record on Infanticide
NY Post/Rich Lowry: Obama's extremism: His abortion record is no lie
NewsBusters: Campaign Admits Obama Lied About Abortion Vote, Media Asleep
EJ Dionne: The New Evangelical Politics

American Thinker: Obama-Ayers records blocked at U of I Chicago

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Trashes Justice Thomas Using Demeaning Talking Points
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Life Dwarfs Barry's
NYT: Obama Ready to Announce Running Mate This Week
WaPo: Who's No. 2? Obama Keeps Everybody Guessing.
AP/Pickler: Obama veep announcement expected in coming days
Washington Times: Obama's Southern strategy
Washington Times: Obama risking pro-life backlash
Mark Penn: Mapping a path to the White House
Politico: Political surrogates risk loss of stature

NYT: Democrats Get Big Gift for Denver
Politico: Big donations no longer carry such clout
NYT: Ethics Thicket for Convention Parties Crimps Events
Washington Times: Denver archbishop not among Democrats' invited clerics
9News: City defends 'secret jail' built for DNC
Human Events: Top 10 Most Ballots at a Republican Presidential Convention
Times UK: John McCain hires a Hollywood agent in hunt for convention glamour

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 77 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday



NATIONAL

WaPo: Political Terrain Shifts on Drilling Issue
Politico: Hopes fading for energy compromise
NYT: As Oil Giants Lose Influence, Supply Drops
LA Times: Let go of the past and allow offshore oil drilling
Human Events: Pelosi's not listening
Human Events: Easy Pickens: T. Boone wants us to suppress his competitors

WSJ: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Are Pounded
WSJ: When Henry Met Fannie

WSJ: The FCC Plays Racial Landlord

CQ Politics: Justice Department Asks For Stay of Subpoenas

WaPo: Anti-Regulation Aide to Cheney Is Up for Energy Post

Slate/Kaus: Still Blogging About Edwards!

Rush Limbaugh: Kobe Schools Cris Collinsworth

NEW YORK

NY Post: Gov and pols $400M apart: Battle over budget cuts
NY Post/Dicker: People's choice: Less spending
Newsday: Paterson, legislative chiefs seek deal on budget cuts
Albany TU: State budget faces knife
Albany TU: Fiscal action boosts Paterson rating

NYT: G.O.P. Accuses Democrat of Hard Sell at a Fund-Raiser
NY Post/Dicker: GOP: Probe Dem 'threat'
Albany TU: The leader doth protest too much

NY Sun: Tax Vote Aims at Paterson: Democrats Move Against Millionaires

Albany TU: State GOP creates upstate liaison

NY Post: Dem's legal lapse: Neglects registration as lawyer
NY Post: Rangel's strangle: GOP uses Dem gifts as weapon
Newsday: NY Assembly eyes 'circuit breaker' property tax bill
Newsday: 2 state lawmakers urge challenge of National Guard use
NY Sun: A New Web Site Makes State Salaries Public
Capitol: In Senate Run, Delano Sees Albany As Crime Scene Worth Investigating

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Shortfall Is Possible, Kaine Says: Schools, Transportation 'On the Table' for Cuts

WEST VIRGINIA

AP/Messina: W.Va. GOP nominee says he's willing to quit race

ILLINOIS

AP/O'Connor: Illinois Senate President, Obama Ally To Retire

CALIFORNIA

NRO: California court bans religious objections to same-sex pregnancies
Boston Globe: Top Calif. court rules doctors can't deny treatment to gays
AP/Elias: Calif. Doctors Barred From Denying Gays Care

Human Events: Jerry Brown Tries to Sink California Marriage Amendment

AP: Calif. Dems kick rep out of Capitol for disloyalty

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Judge halts council's effort to oust Mayor Kilpatrick
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick victory puts Granholm in control
AP/Williams: Judge: Detroit mayor removal hearing can't proceed

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Leads Martin by Six

OKLAHOMA

Rasmussen: Senator who Births Babies gets Boost from Voters

NORTH CAROLINA

Washington Times: Democrats eye Dole's seat as foe cuts gap to 6 points

NEW JERSEY

American Spectator: Double Blind: The sage of New Jersey takes on Mr. Right

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Editorial: Kerry shouldn't be too busy to debate Edward O'Reilly

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Perry says school districts should decide own gun rules
AP: Texas governor: I'm OK with gun - toting teachers

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August 18, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NRO/Byron York: How McCain Won Saddleback
American Spectator: McCain’s Finest Hour
Michael Gerson: McCain's New Hope: The Candidate Shines at Saddleback Forum
Jed Babbin: McCain's Saddleback Grand Slam
NYT/William Kristol: Showdown at Saddleback

Politico: McCain reopens the national security gap
Washington Times: McCain evolves into a supply-sider
AP/Elliott: McCain gets briefing on Tropical Storm Fay

Washington Times: McCain pulls into a tie in new polling: Analysts cite Georgia response
American Thinker: The Shape of the Race Changes

WSJ: Potential Vice Presidential Candidates Tread Lightly
American Spectator: Detectable Shifts: Pro-life Mitt’s prospects improve
AP/Pickler: Ridge says GOP would accept abortion-rights VP
American Spectator: Pennsylvania Conservatives Say No to Ridge
WSJ: Huckabee and Social Conservatives
NY Post: Huckabee: US scarier than Israel

WSJ: Musharraf Is Resigning
NYT: Musharraf Announces His Resignation

Washington Times: GOP builds strength for drilling clash: Senate just a few votes shy of federal shutdown threat

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Albany squeeze play: Top Dem's 'threat' shocks lobbyists
CA: LA Times: Republican lawmakers kill California budget proposal
FL: CQP: Big Supporters Give Traction to Rooney in Tight GOP Primary for Former Foley Seat

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NRO/Byron York: How McCain Won Saddleback
American Spectator: McCains Finest Hour
Michael Gerson: McCain's New Hope: The Candidate Shines at Saddleback Forum
Jed Babbin: McCain's Saddleback Grand Slam
NYT/William Kristol: Showdown at Saddleback
American Thinker: Who Was That? Mac Goes Right at Saddleback!
McClatchy: Did McCain or Obama win evangelical's forum on religion?
NRO/Byron York: Barack Among the Evangelicals
CNN: Warren: McCain did not violate 'cone of silence'
NYT: Despite Assurances, McCain Wasnt in a Cone of Silence
NewsBusters: NBC's Andrea Mitchell Floats Idea McCain Cheated
Politico: McCain protests NBC coverage
NY Post: Mac's a sinner winner

Politico: McCain reopens the national security gap
Washington Times: McCain evolves into a supply-sider
AP/Elliott: McCain gets briefing on Tropical Storm Fay

WSJ: Potential Vice Presidential Candidates Tread Lightly
AP/Pickler: Ridge says GOP would accept abortion-rights VP
AP: Ridge: GOP would accept abortion-rights VP
American Spectator: Pennsylvania Conservatives Say No to Ridge
American Spectator: Detectable Shifts: Pro-life Mitts prospects improve
NYDN: Potential Vice Presidential candidates vie for points on Sunday talk shows
WSJ: Huckabee and Social Conservatives
NY Post: Huckabee: US scarier than Israel
Politico: Prior VP nominee selection dates

Washington Times: McCain pulls into a tie in new polling: Analysts cite Georgia response
American Thinker: The Shape of the Race Changes
CQ Politics: Swing-State Iowa Tilting Towards Democrats
CQ Politics: This Years Issues Favor Dems in Wisconsin

Washington Times: McCain to run ads during breaks of network DNC coverage

Politico: McCain cites questionable story on 'evil'

LA Times: Obama meets Pickens on energy, not his Swift Boat financing
Politico: Obama defends Swift Boat financier

WSJ: Obama on Clarence Thomas: By all means, let's compare credentials

NY Sun: Obama Facing Attacks From All Sides Over Abortion Record
NY Sun: Editorial: Obama's War on Women, II
Time: McCain and Obama on Abortion

WaPo/Sally Quinn: Worlds Apart: McCain's Clarity vs. Obama's Nuance
NYT: Enticing Text Messagers in a Get-Out-the-Vote Push
NYT: For Convention, Obamas Image Is All-American
AP/Hefling: Rural economic woes may provide opening for Obama
Politico: Obama likely to announce VP this week
Irish Times: Is the anointed one about to blow his chance to make history?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

INTERNATIONAL

WSJ: Musharraf Is Resigning
NYT: Musharraf Announces His Resignation

Politico: Rice: "Russia has already paid a price" for Georgia invasion
Politico: Georgia dominates the Sunday shows
WaPo: Mr. McCain's Sensible Interest in Georgia
Washington Times: Bush camp battles critics on Georgia response
WaPo: Et Tu, Wall Street Journal?
Hill: McCaskill says McCain undercut Bush on Georgia

NATIONAL

Washington Times: GOP builds strength for drilling clash: Senate just a few votes shy of federal shutdown threat
WSJ: Wind Jammers: An energy bait-and-switch
CSM: Congress to vote on drilling ban
Hot Air: House GOP in no mood to compromise
American Thinker: Gang of 10 on Nuclear Energy

WSJ: How Low Interest Rates Contributed to the Credit Crisis
WaPo: Five Ways to Wreck a Recovery

CQ Politics: Eleven House Challengers Had Cash Edge
NYT: Democrats Use a Personal Touch to Coax Voters in Congressional Races

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Albany squeeze play: Top Dem's 'threat' shocks lobbyists
SI Advance: Power shift in Albany?
NY Post/Dicker: State power panel juices fired execs
NY Post: Reliving 'rape' by Silver aide
NY Post: Gov and pols slash cuts
Albany TU: Looking for painless budget cuts
NY Sun: Paterson Boosts Troopers: 14% Pay Raise Follows Contribution
AP/Virtanen: Prospects improved for expansion of bottle bill
NYT: Editorial: For Congress in New Yorks 13th
WaPo: Across the Northeast, GOP's Hold Lessens
NY Post: Rangel no. 1 in lobby $$
NYT: In Rural New York, Windmills Can Bring Whiff of Corruption

MONTANA

NYT: Montana, a Popular Expression Is Taken Off the Endangered List

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Republican lawmakers kill California budget proposal
SF Chronicle: Assembly Democrats' budget bill fails
Mercury News: Budget proposal goes nowhere
AP/Lin: Calif. GOP lawmakers kill Dem's $6.6B tax package

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Voter Registration Key to Obama's Efforts to Put Virginia in Play

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: NJ lawmakers push for mail-in balloting

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor's woes leave leadership vacuum
Detroit News: Worthy to deal with lawyers, not leaders
Detroit Free Press: Ruling due today on Council hearings to oust Kilpatrick

FLORIDA

CQP: Big Supporters Give Traction to Rooney in Tight GOP Primary for Former Foley Seat

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: McCain event in Atlanta not a hot GOP ticket

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August 17, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: Candidates Discuss Faith, Failings
NYT: In Forum at Church, Rivals Meet Briefly and Part Sharply on Social Issues
NRO/Lowry: Saddleback: The Contrast

John McCain: John McCain's Weekly Radio Address
Reuters: McCain: Georgia conflict threatens energy supplies

Washington Times: On veep shortlist, Charlie Crist's job a balancing act
WSJ: McCain’s Case For—and Against–Lieberman
NYT: How’s Life for Giuliani These Days? Quite Busy
Boston Globe: Questions renew on Romney prospects: Evangelicals called divided
CBS: Huckabee Vows to Support McCain Regardless of His Veep's Abortion Stance

WSJ: Pelosi Softens Offshore Drilling Stance
Hill: GOP rejects Pelosi's energy proposal
Post and Courier: Alaska gov. wants to tap oil resources
IBD: Palin's Gas Pipeline Isn't Hot Air

Fox: Source Disputes Report That Edwards’ PAC Paid Rielle Hunter $14,000 for Video Footage
American Thinker: The Edwards Enigma
Austin AS: Lawyer involved in Edwards controversy a huge figure in Texas politics
Raleigh N&O: Edwards mistress spent two decades living an often high-profile life
NRO: Rielle Hunter/Lisa Druck connection to murdering race horses for insurance money

AP: Senate races to watch as Dems seek to expand edge
AP: Republican-held Senate seats at stake in 10 of 11 most competitive races

NY: Newsday: Republicans could lose control of State Senate
MI: Detroit News: Rift opens in Michigan GOP
AK: Anchorage Daily News: Parnell, Begich lead fundraising for reporting period
TN: Greeneville Sun: Rep. Davis Concedes To Phil Roe
CO: Denver Post: GOP gets on Coffman bandwagon
WY: Star-Tribune: Gordon has edge in Republican primary
TX: Fort Worth ST: Fort Worth man plays key role in McCain camp
IL: Chicago Sun-Times: State GOP rally strikes optimistic tone
NM: Silver City SN: Domenici's legacy: Statesman ends career in U.S. Senate after 36 years

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WSJ: Candidates Discuss Faith, Failings
NYT: In Forum at Church, Rivals Meet Briefly and Part Sharply on Social Issues
Washington Times: Obama, McCain air moral, ethical views
WaPo: Key Constituency Is at Play At Candidates' Faith Forum
BBC UK: US rivals shine at church forum
Sky News UK: US Pair On God, Drugs And Divorce
LA Times: Candidate forum draws crowd at Saddleback Church
AP/Babington: Sharing stage, Obama and McCain split on abortion
AP/Babington: On abortion, candidates subtly seek centrist votes
NY Post: Love thy prez rival
Hill: Faith forum highlights differences between candidates
Chicago Tribune: Obama, McCain talking religion with Rev. Warren
Atlantic: Thoughts On Rick Warren's Forum
SF Chronicle: Obama, McCain appear before religious voters
Politico: Obama slams Thomas; McCain slip may haunt
NRO/Lowry: Saddleback: The Contrast
NRO/Lopez: What exactly is Barack Obamas problem with Clarence Thomas?
NYDN: Candidates try to confess their sins at religion forum
Boston Globe: Obama, McCain air views on faith
Washington Times: Candidates dodge 'women's issues'
AP/Babington: McCain calls for greater volunteerism, sacrifice

John McCain: John McCain's Weekly Radio Address
Reuters: McCain: Georgia conflict threatens energy supplies
Hill: McCain, Bush use radio addresses to criticize Russia
LA Times: Is Russia exploiting Bush status as lame duck?
FT: McCain seeks Georgia lift
Atlanta JC: McCain showed best how to react to Russian force
Michael Barone: Echoes of Berlin

NYT: Response to 9/11 Offers Outline of a McCain Doctrine
NYT: Looking for Swing Votes in the Boardroom
NYT: Allies Ask Obama to Make Hope More Specific
NYT/Frank Rich: The Candidate We Still Dont Know
NYT: How to Erase That Smea...

Weekly Standard: Will McCain change his mind about Alaskan oil?
Politico: McCain still mulling ANWR

Washington Times: On veep shortlist, Charlie Crist's job a balancing act
WSJ: McCains Case Forand AgainstLieberman
NYT: Hows Life for Giuliani These Days? Quite Busy
Boston Globe: Questions renew on Romney prospects: Evangelicals called divided
CBS: Huckabee Vows to Support McCain Regardless of His Veep's Abortion Stance
Baltimore Sun: A few tips on rolling out a vice president

Bloomberg: Obama's Steady Lead Bests Kerry in '04
Politico: Obama nearly doubles McCain haul
NYT: Obama Raises Over $51 Million in July
Fox: RNC: 1 Million Donors Strong

American Thinker: Gay Sex Site Owner Fired for Donating to McCain
American Thinker: Obama admits relationship with Frank Marshall Davis
WSJ: The Clinton Coup

Conservative Voice: RNC Announces 2008 Platform Subcommittees
WaPo: Getting In Sync With the Convention: Denver, Minneapolis Ramp Up the Action
Arizona Republic: Will drama return to the political conventions?
Minneapolis ST: Host committee for RNC organizes mass clean-up

NATIONAL

WSJ: Pelosi Softens Offshore Drilling Stance
Hill: GOP rejects Pelosi's energy proposal
NYT: House to Rethink Drilling, Pelosi Says
Post and Courier: Alaska gov. wants to tap oil resources
IBD: Palin's Gas Pipeline Isn't Hot Air
Politico: Pelosi OKs drilling vote, but at a price
AHN: DeMint Wants No Extension Of Drilling Ban; Starts Petition, Website
KC Star: Gas prices become hot political issue for congressional races
Hill: House GOP protest takes on 'Groundhog Day' feel
Guardian UK: Democrats waver over offshore drilling ban
Houston Chronicle: Dems, GOP politicians both invest heavily in energy

Fox: Source Disputes Report That Edwards PAC Paid Rielle Hunter $14,000 for Video Footage
American Thinker: The Edwards Enigma
Austin AS: Lawyer involved in Edwards controversy a huge figure in Texas politics
Raleigh N&O: Edwards mistress spent two decades living an often high-profile life
NY Post: Enquiring minds on Edwards
Salon: Get Rielle
NRO: Rielle Hunter/Lisa Druck connection to murdering race horses for insurance money
Froma Harrop: Edwards' Sincerity Gap

NYT: Head of Foundation Bailed Out Nonprofit Group After Its Funds Were Embezzled

AP/Davis: Forces align against Republicans in Senate races
CQ Politics: The Top 5 Senate Vulnerables, Revisited and Revised
AP: Senate races to watch as Dems seek to expand edge
AP: Republican-held Senate seats at stake in 10 of 11 most competitive races

NEW YORK

Newsday: Republicans could lose control of State Senate
Newsday: Past shows few problems with 1-party state government
AP/Gormley: Analysis: Legislature, Paterson head to crossroads
Albany TU: Odd bedfellows

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick, Worthy reach an impasse

Detroit News: Rift opens in Michigan GOP
Detroit News: Huckabee backers may bolt

ALASKA

Politico: Palin Backing Parnell In Ad
Anchorage Daily News: Parnell, Begich lead fundraising for reporting period
WaPo: Tarred by Scandal, Republicans May Be Losing Alaska

TENNESSEE

Greeneville Sun: Rep. Davis Concedes To Phil Roe
Citizen-Times: TVA trades Tenn. reservoir access with Shuler firm

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California budget hinges on spending limits for future economic recessions

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Obama Backers Mobilize in Bid to Wrest State From Republican Grip

OHIO

AP: Ex-Ohio congressman released from halfway house

PENNSYLVANIA

Erie Times-News: English absent from McCain events
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Probe zeros in on House Republican staffers

COLORADO

Denver Post: GOP gets on Coffman bandwagon

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Democrats strategy: Tie every Republican to Gibbons

WYOMING

Star-Tribune: Gordon has edge in Republican primary

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Unbinding Utah GOP delegates would disrespect rule of law

FLORIDA

Gainesville Sun: Is McCain letting Florida slip away?

TEXAS

Fort Worth ST: Fort Worth man plays key role in McCain camp
Houston Chronicle: Energy issue is becoming hot topic for candidates in U.S. House races

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Primary to winnow the field of candidates

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: State GOP rally strikes optimistic tone

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Presidential surrogates surface in Missouri

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates spend on mud

NEW MEXICO

Silver City SN: Domenici's legacy: Statesman ends career in U.S. Senate after 36 years

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August 16, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Has Top Fundraising Month
AP/Sidoti: McCain, RNC report $96 million cash on hand

Rush Limbaugh: Troubling VP Signals from McCain
NYT: Romney Still Raises Concerns in Some Conservatives

George Will: A Race McCain Could Win
Gallup: Gallup Daily: McCain, Obama Tied at 44%

NYT: Kremlin Agrees to Framework for Cease-Fire in Georgia
Rush Limbaugh: Kremlin and Obama on Same Page, Both Blame Bush and McCain

WSJ: The Chambliss Shimmy
Rush Limbaugh: Correction: DeMint Opposes Gang of 10
Rush Limbaugh: Big Oil and Staggering Ignorance
WSJ: Let's Drill Our Way To Lower Taxes

WaPo: U.S. May Ease Police Spy Rules: More Federal Intelligence Changes Planned

NYDN: John Edwards crony emerging as key figure in Rielle Hunter deal

American Thinker: Why artists hate conservatives

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NY: Albany TU: Staffer quits comptroller's office
AK: WSJ/John Fund: Alaska's Congressmen Are a Bridge to Nowhere
OH: YouTube: McCain video: Maybe
ME: Rasmussen: Maine Senate: Collins Doubles Lead over Allen
CA: WSJ: Homeschool Victory
FL: Hill: Crist to back Rooney in GOP primary

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WaPo: T. Boone Pickens, Popular Man

WaPo: McCain Has Top Fundraising Month
AP/Sidoti: McCain, RNC report $96 million cash on hand
Reuters: McCain raised $27 million in July-campaign aide
Boston Globe: McCain's fund-raising machine rolling along
Hill: Top CEOs give 10 times more to McCain than to Obama

Rush Limbaugh: Troubling VP Signals from McCain
NYT: Romney Still Raises Concerns in Some Conservatives
WaPo/Cillizza: Friday Veepstakes Line: Crunch Time!
Deseret News: Dems launch attack on Romney

George Will: A Race McCain Could Win

WaPo: McCain Ad Slams Obama Tax Plan as "Economic Disaster"
YouTube: McCain video: Taxman

WaPo: McCain Corsi Quip Irks Obama Camp
WaPo: Editorial: Par for Mr. Corsi
Ann Althouse: The Democratic Party's email attacking Jerome Corsi

Washington Times: Evangelicals rip Obama's abortion votes
AP/Babington: Both parties reach for center on abortion debate
AP/Zoll: McCain and Obama Face Questions About their Faith
Politico: The rise of the Evangelical center

NYT: Rivals Differ (a Bit) on Financial Market Rules

NYT: Jackson Browne Sues Over McCain Ad
AP/Barakat: McCain and his mother don't recall old lawsuits
WaPo: Democrats Attack McCain for his Association with Ralph Reed
Politico: Bush friend and Obama supporter raises McCain's infidelity

Gallup: Gallup Daily: McCain, Obama Tied at 44%
CQ Politics: Some Clouds for Favored McCain in Montanas Big Sky
CQ Politics: Wyoming Still a Safe Haven for the GOP
CQ Politics: McCain Favored to Mash Obama in Idaho
Rasmussen: Maine: Obama Leads by Thirteen

Dick Morris: The Clinton Convention
Politico: Rep.: Half of House Dems may vote Hillary at DNC
WBZ: Kerry For Vice President?

NYT: Lodging Web Site for Conventions
NYT: 36 Hours in Minneapolis-St. Paul
WaPo: Denver, Minneapolis Ramp Up the Action
CQ Politics: Gifts, Cash Bonuses Allowed at Conventions on Taxpayers Tab
Politico: Airport volunteers ready for RNC visitors

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 80 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday

INTERNATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh: Kremlin and Obama on Same Page, Both Blame Bush and McCain
NYT: Kremlin Agrees to Framework for Cease-Fire in Georgia
NYT: No Cold War, but Big Chill Over Georgia
AP/Gearan: Analysis: So what's next for US and Russia?
Hill: Georgia conflict to dominate Sunday talk shows

NATIONAL



WSJ: The Chambliss Shimmy
Rush Limbaugh: Correction: DeMint Opposes Gang of 10
Rush Limbaugh: Big Oil and Staggering Ignorance
WSJ: Let's Drill Our Way To Lower Taxes

WaPo: U.S. May Ease Police Spy Rules: More Federal Intelligence Changes Planned

WaPo: Bush Names Sandy Baruah Acting SBA Administrator

NYDN: John Edwards crony emerging as key figure in Rielle Hunter deal
AP/Scott: Is John Edwards' former aide covering for him?

WaPo/Cillizza: Friday Senate Line: Is 62 Democrats' Magic Number?

American Thinker: Why artists hate conservatives

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Staffer quits comptroller's office
NY Post: Gov bows to Shel as convention's top dog
NYT: A Disarming Sense of Humor as Patersons Secret Weapon

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Public Dollars Are Flowing to Candidates

ARKANSAS

NYT: Obamas Southern Strategy Omits Arkansas, So Far

ALASKA

WSJ/John Fund: Alaska's Congressmen Are a Bridge to Nowhere
CQ Politics: Government Documents Reveal More Evidence in Case Against Stevens
WaPo: Tarred by Scandal, Republicans May Be Losing Alaska
AP/Apuzzo: Feds: Senator got favors, contractor got key ally
AP: Feds: Alaskan oil firm and Stevens exchanged favors
Hill: Prosecution lays out details of case against Stevens

MARYLAND

WaPo: Former Government Lawyer Is Charged With Making Death Threats to Governor

OHIO

WaPo: Buckeye State Ad Battle
YouTube: McCain video: Maybe
Politico: McCain responds to Ohio/DHL ad

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: FBI probes payments to Kilpatrick's father
Detroit Free Press: Mayor's father is target of FBI probe

MAINE

Rasmussen: Maine Senate: Collins Doubles Lead over Allen

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: Homeschool Victory

FLORIDA

Hill: Crist to back Rooney in GOP primary

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August 15, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Aspen Times: McCain: Tough talk and quips
LA Times: McCain back in Aspen, this time standing tall
Rasmussen: Colorado’s a Toss-Up: McCain Edges Ahead for First Time
Rasmussen: McCain Takes Slight Lead Again in Nevada
WaPo: McCain Aide Sees Va. as Close but Winnable

Peggy Noonan: The End of Placeness

Washington Times: McCain's hints at Ridge inspire theories
WaPo: Huck vs. Mitt -- Again
NRO/Rich Lowry: The Lieberman Option

Chicago Tribune: John McCain and the POW church riot
WaPo: Phil Gramm Returns to McCain Fold

WSJ/Strassel: Republican Energy Fumble – II
Rush Limbaugh: Gang of 10 Guys Still Don't Get It
Rush Limbaugh: America Must Hear Truth About Oil
Fred Thompson: Dangerous Times In Georgia Demand Serious Leadership
Garry Kasparov: How the West Fueled Putin's Sense of Impunity
Rush Limbaugh: The Russia-Georgia War for Oil

NYT: Lawyers’ Ties Hint at Extent of Hiding Edwards’s Affair
Rush Limbaugh: The Drive-Bys and the Breck Girl
AP/Yost: Edwards' ally explains $14,000 payment to mistress

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Guards on the 'hook': Prostitution scandal sparks 'Spitzer rule'
CA: NYT: California Embroiled in a Battle Over the Budget
PA: WaPo: Murtha Intervenes for Company That Broke Export Law
MI: Fox: Will Detroit's Embattled Mayor Attend the Democratic National Convention?
MN: Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Toss-up Between Coleman and Franken

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Aspen Times: McCain: Tough talk and quips
LA Times: McCain back in Aspen, this time standing tall
WSJ: McCain Gets Tough Questions in Colorado
ABC: McCain Fights a Chill in Aspen
NYT: McCain Displays Credentials as Obama Relaxes

Rasmussen: Colorados a Toss-Up: McCain Edges Ahead for First Time
Rasmussen: McCain Takes Slight Lead Again in Nevada
WaPo: McCain Aide Sees Va. as Close but Winnable
WaPo: McCain Strategist Predicts Close Va. Race
Rasmussen: Virginia Still a Toss-up Between Obama and McCain
Rasmussen: Minnesota: Obamas Lead Down to Four Points
CQ Politics: Competition in the Trenches in Pennsylvania
Time: Big Trouble in Little Havana
RCP: Breaking the Press

Peggy Noonan: The End of Placeness

WaPo: GOP Brings Back the "Bitter"
YouTube: New Mexico GOP video: "Obama's Hot Air Energy Solutions"

Reuters: McCain says happy to talk up stronger dollar
Politico: Sports owners fund McCain, shun Obama

AP: Monitors say McCain did not violate finance laws
NY Sun: FEC Rejects Democrats' Claim Against McCain
Politico: McCain catches break on loan

NY Observer: Why McCain Should Feel Liberated
Washington Times: McCain, Obama pushed pet projects in letters
WaPo: Phil Gramm Returns to McCain Fold
Politico: Smith out of McCain camp
WSJ: McCain's Son Sat on Troubled Bank's Board
WaPo: McCain's Focus on Georgia Raises Question of Propriety
AP/McCartney: Jackson Browne sues McCain, RNC over song in ad
Reuters: Obama specifies payroll, dividend tax plans
NY Sun: Obama Aides Say He Would Lower Taxes
WSJ: America the Uncompetitive

WaPo: New Books Aim To Unweave the Obama Narrative
WaPo: Editorial: Par for Mr. Corsi: An expert at misrepresentation takes on Barack Obama

Chicago Tribune: John McCain and the POW church riot
American Thinker: Obama's Abortion Challenge
Politico: McCain alarms base with abortion comment

Dick Morris: Mark Penn and Hillary: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Jonah Goldberg: Nightmare on Dem Street

Washington Times: McCain's hints at Ridge inspire theories
WaPo: Huck vs. Mitt -- Again
NRO/Rich Lowry: The Lieberman Option
NRO/Lopez: No Joe, Ridge
NRO/Schiffren: When Choosing a Running Mate, First Do No Harm
Newsweek: The McCain Veepwatch, Vols. 6 and 7: Tom Ridge and Joe Lieberman

AP: Meghan McCain's bio for kids

Hill: Schwarzenegger may skip GOP convention
Reuters: Huge protests expected at political conventions
USA Today: Donors pick up convention tab

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 82 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Thursday

NATIONAL



WSJ/Strassel: Republican Energy Fumble II
Rush Limbaugh: Gang of 10 Guys Still Don't Get It
Rush Limbaugh: America Must Hear Truth About Oil
Rush Limbaugh: Drill Here. Drill Now. Do Nothing?
Rush Limbaugh: The Russia-Georgia War for Oil
Fred Thompson: Dangerous Times In Georgia Demand Serious Leadership
Garry Kasparov: How the West Fueled Putin's Sense of Impunity
WaPo: High Prices Are Driving Increased Extraction of Oil and Other Fossil Fuels
AP/Jalonick: Senators want investigation of government report on oil prices
American Spectator: Big Oil Democrats
LA Times: Editorial: Oil and politics

AP/Riechmann: Bush still raking in cash for Republicans
AP: Some big Bush fundraisers
AP: Who Bush is stumping for
Wes Pruden: A legacy lurks in the shadows

NYT: Lawyers Ties Hint at Extent of Hiding Edwardss Affair
Rush Limbaugh: The Drive-Bys and the Breck Girl
AP/Yost: Edwards' ally explains $14,000 payment to mistress
NYDN: Rielle Hunter avoided fellow new mothers
Politico: Susan Collins: 'But also, don't you think he is the father of the child?'
Brent Bozell: Our Sick Edwards-Excusing Media
NRO/Lopez: Who Are We, People?
Slate/Kaus: How Big a Victim is Elizabeth?
Deceiver: Yet Another Rielle-Related Site Vanishes

NRO: Preparing the Way: Evangelicals and the election
WaPo: GOP Loyalty Not a Given For Young Evangelicals

Townhall: 25 Reasons You Might Be a Liberal

Hill: AFL-CIO files complaint against Wal-Mart
WaPo: Labor Groups File Complaint Against Wal-Mart
Reuters: U.S. groups file election complaint against Wal-Mart

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Guards on the 'hook': Prostitution scandal sparks 'Spitzer rule'
NY Post/Dicker: Dave adds muscle to his trooper corps
NY Sun: Hospitals, Paterson at Odds Over Proposed Cuts
NY Sun: Editorial: Pataki, Spitzer, Paterson

WaPo: From Fair to Factory Floor, Energy Talk Dominates
NYT: Councilman Seeks to Ban Text Messaging at Wheel
NYT: State Report Tallying Jobs Finds Glass Half Empty

Albany TU: Bruno to see other side
Newsday: Former NY Senate leader registers as lobbyist

NY Sun: Staten Island Congressional Race Up for Grabs
Albany TU: Mesi message: More jobs upstate

NYDN: Mayor Bloomberg: I'm nobody's choice for running mate
NY Sun: Mayor Downplays Chances For Treasury Secretary Slot

ARKANSAS

NYT: Arkansas Suspect Quit Job on Day of Killing

CALIFORNIA

NYT: California Embroiled in a Battle Over the Budget
Sacramento Bee: California Assembly speaker plans a budget vote Sunday
SF Chronicle: Latest gambit in state budget impasse
Mercury News: State budget faces vote, but unlikely to pass
AP: Judge orders Schwarzenegger to testify on prisons
AP/Blood: Schwarzenegger says U.S.-Mexico border unites
LA Times: Rep. Richardson's Sacramento home declared 'public nuisance'

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Editorial: Mr. Corzine Claims Privilege

PolitickerNJ: Doherty: New scientific data justifies repealing Global Warming Response Act
Rush Limbaugh: A 14-year-old Rush Baby on the climate change hoax

FLORIDA

NYT: Florida: Judge Strikes Tax Cut Measure

ALASKA

Reuters: Sen. Stevens of Alaska asks judge to dismiss case
AP/Apuzzo: Stevens questions FBI authority in corruption case
Politico: Feds reject Stevens claim on 'speech or debate' protections
American Spectator: Alaska Republicans have a chance to retire Ted Stevens

AP/Quinn: Palin faces investigation into whether she tried to get her ex-brother-in-law fired

WISCONSIN

AP/Bauer: FBI couldn't find dirt on popular ex-Wis. governor

PENNSYLVANIA

WaPo: Murtha Intervenes for Company That Broke Export Law

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Dems fear Kilpatrick could hurt Obama
Washington Times: Detroit mayor barred from leaving state
Fox: Will Detroit's Embattled Mayor Attend the Democratic National Convention?
AP/Hoffman: Obama camp says Detroit mayor unwelcome in Denver
Detroit Free Press: Obama aide: Mayor Kilpatrick would be a distraction at convention
Detroit Free Press: Judge Giles orders Mayor Kilpatrick's tether put back on

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Udall Leads by Seven

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Toss-up Between Coleman and Franken

VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: Warner Still Way Ahead in Virginias Senate Race

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Income chasm widening in state

LOUISIANA

Hill: Judge rejects Jefferson's plea

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Tar Heel Senator Vows to Block Tobacco Regulation Bill

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