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August 14, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Karl Rove: I See Four Key Battleground States
WSJ/John McCain: We Are All Georgians
Rush Limbaugh: Leftists Blame America and Bush; Compare Georgia Invasion to Iraq
Rush Limbaugh: Saakashvili to US: Who Else Can Stand Up for Liberty in the World?
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Language Angers Liberals
American Spectator: We Need a "Big Mc" Tax Cut
NY Post: Rudy for prime time at GOP gala

Washington Times: McCain hints at pro-choice running mate
NYT: Cindy McCain Suffers Injury on the Trail

Pew: Presidential Race Draws Even: GOP Base Getting Behind McCain
AP/Fram: Poll Notebook: 4 in 10 not locked onto a candidate

NY Sun: Editorial: Obama's War on Women
WSJ: The Obama Tax Plan
American Thinker: Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes

Ann Coulter: Even by trial lawyer standards, Edwards a real sleezebag
Rush Limbaugh: How Can Democrats Celebrate Bill Clinton, but Shun the Breck Girl?
NYDN: Elizabeth Edwards stayed with cheating husband John for children's sake
AP: Report: Edwards' wife in anguish after affair
NYDN: John Edwards is the daddy, Rielle Hunter pal sez

Rasmussen: 61% say Congress Should Vote on Offshore Drilling Right Now
Hill: Conrad, Chambliss defend compromise energy plan
Politico: McConnell: No new energy taxes

WSJ: Greenspan Sees Bottom In Housing, Criticizes Bailout
WSJ: The ABA Plots a Judicial Coup

NY: Albany TU: Husband of top aide fired in pay scam
AR: AP/DeMillo: Gunman kills Arkansas Democratic Party chairman
AK: Washington Times: Stevens faces toughest battle: Vickers poses strong primary bid
TN: Hill: Rep. Davis moves closer to contesting primary loss
MI: WaPo: Detroit Mayor Hopes Judge Will Let Him Further Shame Democrats
CA: News10: Schwarzenegger Says Budget Deal "Close"
MN: NY Sun: 'New York City Problem' Dogs Franken Campaign
KS: Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: GOP Incumbent Roberts Up by 19%
SD: CQ Politics: Will Sympathy Vote Re-Elect Sen. Johnson?
IL: Human Events: Hot Congressional Races in Illinois
WA: PolitickerWA: RGA, Gregoire camp tussle over record, expectations

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Karl Rove: I See Four Key Battleground States

WSJ/John McCain: We Are All Georgians
NYT: McCain to Send His Wingmen to Georgia
AP/Babington: McCain: US must reevaluate relations with Russia
Rush Limbaugh: Leftists Blame America and Bush; Compare Georgia Invasion to Iraq
Rush Limbaugh: Saakashvili to US: Who Else Can Stand Up for Liberty in the World?
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Language Angers Liberals
CQ Politics: McCain Seeks Tough Measures Against Russia
Hill: Bush sends Rice to Georgia
NYT: In Split Role, McCain Adviser Is Sometimes a Lobbyist
AP/Yost: McCain adviser got money from Georgia

WSJ: Candidates Court 'Big Business Brands'
American Spectator: We Need a "Big Mc" Tax Cut
American Spectator: All American Maverick
NYT: Social Security Too Hot to Touch? Not in 2008
Detroit News: McCain: No Big 3 guarantees

AFP: Powell rejects Democratic convention talk
Fox: Kristol: Colin Powell to Endorse Barack Obama

Washington Times: McCain hints at pro-choice running mate
Politico: McCain not ruling out pro-choice running mate
WaPo/Cillizza: Veepstakes: McCain's Pro-Choice Trial Balloon?
Detroit News: McCain, Huckabee campaigns to meet
Reuters: Obama, McCain aim for faith vote at forum
American Spectator: Good & Pawlenty
USA Today: Mich. Republicans make pitches for McCain VP
Detroit Free Press: McCain visit stirs up Romney buzz
Christian Post: Pro-Huckabee Activists to Dissuade McCain on Romney Ticket

NYT: Cindy McCain Suffers Injury on the Trail
Politico: Overzealous supporter sends Cindy McCain to hospital with sore wrist

Hill: Democrats hit McCain over link to Ralph Reed
Atlanta JC: Democrats ready to unload on McCain, Reed over Atlanta fund-raiser
AP/Babington: Figure in Abramoff scandal raises money for McCain

Pew: Presidential Race Draws Even: GOP Base Getting Behind McCain
AP/Fram: Poll Notebook: 4 in 10 not locked onto a candidate
CQP: 2008 Election Forecast: Dems Have Georgia on Their Minds but GOP Remains Strong
CQP: 2008 Election Forecast: Michigan - Down to the Wire
CQP: 2008 Election Forecast: In Indiana, Republicans in Obamas Backyard
Rasmussen: Kansas: McCain Holds 15-point Lead Over Obama 52% to 37%
AP/Gouras: NRA to Montana: Obama a threat to gun owners
American Spectator: For John McCain, its Florida or bust

AP/Cappiello: Obama opposes Bush endangered species proposal

NY Sun: Editorial: Obama's War on Women
WSJ: The Obama Tax Plan
American Thinker: Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes
American Thinker: Obama's Alinsky Hoodwink is Coming Home to Roost
Politico: Swift Boat author plagues Obama campaign

SF Chronicle: Pelosi warns Lieberman for undercutting Obama

NY Post: Rudy for prime time at GOP gala
David Broder: Pros and Conventions: Useful Ideas From the Stevensons and Friends
Minneapolis ST: Party details released, and you're not invited

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL





Ann Coulter: Even by trial lawyer standards, Edwards a real sleezebag
Rush Limbaugh: How Can Democrats Celebrate Bill Clinton, but Shun the Breck Girl?
NYDN: Elizabeth Edwards stayed with cheating husband John for children's sake
AP: Report: Edwards' wife in anguish after affair
NYDN: John Edwards is the daddy, Rielle Hunter pal sez
NYDN: My dad didn't rat on Edwards, says daughter of Rielle Hunter's driver
American Spectator: Do They All Do It?
American Thinker: John Edwards and the Truth Scandal
Doug Ross: Scandalizer: photos of Hunter, Edwards together in late '06
WaPo: Edwards Took Mistress on 2006 Presidential Announcement Tour
Newsday: Hofstra still expects Edwards, wife to speak on campus

Rasmussen: 61% say Congress Should Vote on Offshore Drilling Right Now
Hill: Conrad, Chambliss defend compromise energy plan
Politico: McConnell: No new energy taxes
Human Events: Pelosi Blinks on Energy Vote

WSJ: Greenspan Sees Bottom In Housing, Criticizes Bailout

WSJ: The ABA Plots a Judicial Coup

NYT: G.O.P. in House at Risk in Northeast

NYT: As Donors, Lobbyists Often Favor One Party

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Husband of top aide fired in pay scam
Albany TU: Bruno becomes a lobbyist
Albany TU: Cuomo slams door on fridge
Newsday: New York gridlock comes from a state divided
Newsday: Suffolk Dems deny "secret" deal in State Senate race
NY Sun: City Blacklist Limits Giving by 12,000
Politico: Rangel snubbed for convo speech slot

ARKANSAS

AP/DeMillo: Gunman kills Arkansas Democratic Party chairman
AP/Bartels: Bill Gwatney, Ark. Dem. chairman, shot dead at 48
AP/Bartels: Gwatney was tough, but politically astute
Politico: Ark. Dem chairman killed by gunman

ALASKA

Washington Times: Stevens faces toughest battle: Vic Vickers poses strong primary bid
Hill: Stevens's lawyers press transfer issue
CQ Politics: Lawyers in Stevens Case Argue Over Discovery Documents

TENNESSEE

Hill: Rep. Davis moves closer to contesting primary loss

COLORADO

AP/Paulson: Coffman Wins Chance To Take Tancredo's Seat
NYT: Gay Candidate Wins a Colorado Primary

OHIO

Bloomberg: Once-Dumped Boehner May Fall Again If Republicans Lose in Ohio
AP/Elliott: Ohio voting law may be a boon for Obama supporters

MICHIGAN

WaPo: Detroit Mayor Hopes Judge Will Let Him Further Shame Democrats
Detroit Free Press: Granholm: Don't use woes of mayor against Obama
Detroit Free Press: Mayor asks Granholm to consider pardon
Detroit News: Moves afoot to end Detroit mayor scandal
Michigan Chronicle: Editorial: Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick must leave office

Detroit News: Longtime assistant to step into U.S. attorney post

Detroit Free Press: New House recess irks Republicans

NEVADA

WaPo: Republicans' Fortunes Falling in Nevada: Governor's Scandals Top A List of Woes
CQ Politics: A Sunnier Forecast for Nevada House Democrats

CALIFORNIA

News10: Schwarzenegger Says Budget Deal "Close"
Sacramento Bee: Perata's talk of budget compromise goes poof
LA Times: Democrats' "ultimate budget solution": Dominate
Mercury News: Hope emerges for state budget deal
Sacramento Bee: Editorial: Memo to GOP: Time to accept victory
AP/Thompson: Judge asked to seize $8B from Calif. treasury

MINNESOTA

NY Sun: 'New York City Problem' Dogs Franken Campaign
AP/Frommer: Coleman campaign calls Franken ad misleading

KANSAS

Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: GOP Incumbent Roberts Up by 19%

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: Will Sympathy Vote Re-Elect Sen. Johnson?

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: Is DSCC going after Dole's age?

ILLINOIS

Human Events: Hot Congressional Races in Illinois

WASHINGTON STATE

PolitickerWA: RGA, Gregoire camp tussle over record, expectations

PENNSYLVANIA

KDKA: Republican Kim Ward Running For Regola's Seat

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August 13, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Mum as Possible Running Mates Campaign With Him
Washington Times: McCain reminds voters of Obama's 'bitter' gaffe
AP: McCains raise funds, campaign in NJ
NY Post: Lieberman leads attack on Barack
Dick Morris: McCain and Lieberman: Perfect Together

Rush Limbaugh: We Could See a McCain Landslide

Hill: Republicans seek probe of sweetheart mortgages
WSJ: Bank Stocks Drop Anew Amid Worry Over Falling Home Prices

Hill: Pelosi looks to load up drilling bill
Ted Nugent: Gang of Sellouts

Washington Times: Plame loses appeal of suit against Cheney over leak
NYT: Mukasey Won’t Pursue Charges in Hiring Inquiry

NY Post: Edwards scandal's new tryst: Renewed affair with lover: mag
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Dodge Breck Girl Bullet

NY: NYT: 3 Candidates in State Races Get Backing of Bloomberg
CO: Denver Post: Coffman handily defeats GOP trio for nomination
NJ: AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Corzine, Christie race a toss-up
OH: AP/Elliott: Ohio allowing residents to register and vote for president on same day
TX: Hill: Eyes of Texas on Hutchison Senate seat
MI: WaPo: Walberg Ad Wars: Riding the Gas Issue
CA: LA Times: Budget deadlock may cut Schwarzenegger's starring role
WV: NYT: Files Show Governor Intervened With Court
MN: Hill: Coleman’s shot at Franken’s ‘juicy porn’ not quite a bull’s-eye
GA: Hill: Dem poll shows Chambliss seat in jeopardy

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







WaPo: McCain Mum as Possible Running Mates Campaign With Him
AP: McCains raise funds, campaign in NJ
NY Post: Lieberman leads attack on Barack
NYT: Lieberman: Obama Has Not Always Put Country First
Dick Morris: McCain and Lieberman: Perfect Together

Rush Limbaugh: We Could See a McCain Landslide
Politico: Polls show landslide scenario unlikely

Washington Times: McCain reminds voters of Obama's 'bitter' gaffe

AP/Babington: McCain says all Americans back Georgia in struggle
WaPo: On Georgia Crisis, McCain's Tone Grows Sharper
Politico: John McCains long war on Russia
WaPo: While Aide Advised McCain, His Firm Lobbied for Georgia

AP/Babington: Wasting no words, McCain assures conservatives he's a die-hard
WaPo: Both Parties Now Ignoring McCain

AP/Bratton: Hagel as Obama veep draws concern from both sides
WaPo/Cillizza: Veepstakes: The Sunday Tryouts
Politico: Portman says he hasn't turned over papers

Washington Times: Democrats shift platform to woo pro-lifers
WaPo: Conservative Dems Hail Party Platform's New Abortion Plank
Hill: Stem cell backers doubt McCains support

AP/Glover: Former Republican congressman endorses Obama's bid
AP/Deslatte: Sen. Landrieu's name removed from Obama fundraiser
WaPo/Samuelson: The Great Energy Confusion
NYT: Book on Obama Hopes to Repeat Anti-Kerry Feat
NYT/Friedman: Absent McCain: Eight Strikes and Youre Out
CQ Politics: Buying into the Spin about McCains Foreign Policy Credentials
Politico: Sportsmen back McCain, but by little

CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: GOP on Top in North Carolina
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: South Carolina Still McCain Country
McClatchy: Voters in Colorado, a swing state, assess Obama and McCain on Georgia crisis
AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Obama leads McCain among NJ voters

Politico: Politico launches conventions page
Hill: Lobbying in August for party tickets

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 83 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday



NATIONAL

Hill: Republicans seek probe of sweetheart mortgages
WSJ: Bank Stocks Drop Anew Amid Worry Over Falling Home Prices
AP/Crutsinger: US trade deficit unexpectedly declines as exports hit all-time high
WaPo: The economy is ailing, but another dose of stimulus might be the wrong medicine

Hill: Pelosi looks to load up drilling bill
Reuters: Pelosi says open to House vote on offshore drilling
Ted Nugent: Gang of Sellouts

NYT: Mukasey Wont Pursue Charges in Hiring Inquiry
AP/Sherman: Mukasey says no prosecutions planned in Justice Department hiring scandal
NY Sun: Mukasey Will Encourage Rejected Job Seekers To Reapply

Washington Times: Plame loses appeal of suit against Cheney over leak
AP/Apuzzo: Court Refuses To Resurrect Plame Lawsuit
NYDN: Plame can't sue Dick Cheney & pals

Hill: Boehner to visit 18 districts
WaPo: Are GOP Moderates an Endangered Species?
Hill: DCCC FOIAs GOP candidates for immigration violations

WSJ/Charles Murray: For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

NY Post: Edwards scandal's new tryst: Renewed affair with lover: mag
National Enquirer: Sex, More Lies & Videotape
Washington Times: Edwards' future political impact lost with affair
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Dodge Breck Girl Bullet
Rush Limbaugh: Edwards Has Always Been a Fraud

NEW YORK

NYT: 3 Candidates in State Races Get Backing of Bloomberg
AP/Gormley: Forces line up against Paterson's cuts
Albany TU: Lawmakers oppose plan to cut state aid
NY Sun: Unions Aim TV Ad Blitz At Paterson
NY Post/Dicker: Keep budget knife from City aid: Mike
AP/Gormley: Cuomo rejects first pork-barrel grants
NY Post: Gov's rabbi in 'lobby' probe
Albany TU: Former Schumer aide caught in the Hillary post-game fire
NY Post: Cheap rent Charlie boasts of tenant aid

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Corzine, Christie race a toss-up
Reuters: NJ Gov's Approval Rating Hit By Turnpike Plan: Poll

COLORADO

Denver Post: Coffman handily defeats GOP trio for nomination
Hill: Coffman, Lamborn prevail in Colorado GOP primaries
Politico: Coffman wins GOP primary
CQ Politics: CO Primary Boosts Rep. Lamborn, Open-Seat Contenders Polis and Coffman
AP/Paulson: Colorado's secretary of state wins on primary day

OHIO

AP/Elliott: Ohio allowing residents to register and vote for president on same day
WaPo: It's Raining Cats and Dogs in Hotly Contested Ohio Race
WaPo: Ex-Congressman Ney, Jailed in Lobby Case, Set for Early Release

TEXAS

Hill: Eyes of Texas on Senate seat
AP: Third surgery scheduled for congressman's wife

MICHIGAN

WaPo: Walberg Ad Wars: Riding the Gas Issue
Detroit News: Court rules mayor didn't violate bond
Detroit Free Press: We saw no shove, say Kilpatrick bodyguards

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Budget deadlock may cut Schwarzenegger's starring role
Sacramento Bee: Fuzzy outline of a California budget deal emerges
Sacramento Bee: Feinstein criticizes legislators for inaction on state water plan
AP/Elias: Calif. chief justice faces backlash after marriage decision

MASSACHUSETTS

AP/LeBlanc: Massachusetts lawmakers go on a borrowing spree, OK'ing nearly $16B

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Democrat Himes wins in Connecticut

WEST VIRGINIA

NYT: Files Show Governor Intervened With Court

MINNESOTA

Hill: Colemans shot at Frankens juicy porn not quite a bulls-eye

GEORGIA

Hill: Dem poll shows Chambliss seat in jeopardy

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Mortgage regulator steps down
St. Petersburg Times: Florida financial regulator resigns

ALASKA

Politico: Stevens' appointer says his time is up

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August 12, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Politico: McCain warns Russians of "severe, long-term negative consequences"
WSJ: Russia Halts Attack on Georgia
NYT: War Puts Focus on McCain’s Hard Line on Russia

WaPo: McCain Campaigns with Ridge as VP Speculation Intensifies
Washington Times: McCain learns his lessons on No. 2 picks
CNN: Analysis: Who will be McCain's running mate?

Rasmussen: Voters See Stark Differences Between Obama and McCain on Energy Issue
Pat Buchanan: A Catholic Case Against Barack
WaPo: In a Changing Corner of Pa., a Glimpse of Obama's Age Problem

Politico: McCain inflates Obama celebrity more, raises sex appeal
YouTube: McCain Video: Fan Club

Houston Chronicle: GOP stands firm as it gives up summer for oil debate
AHN: Republican Congressmen Begin Another Week Of Floor Protests
Sen. James Inhofe: Natural Gas Provides Solutions to High Gasoline Prices

NY Post: Cheat John is still 'lying': Trysted months before hire: pal
NYDN: Enquire-ing minds want to know who fed tabloid tips on John Edwards
NY Post: His affair screwed Hill, ex-aide says

NY: NY Post/James Tedesco: Thwarting relief of high NY taxes
MN: Washington Times: Challengers render Franken run a joke
CA: AP/Lin: Cindy Sheehan qualifies to run for Pelosi's seat
AK: Anchorage Daily News: Stevens trial belongs in Washington, prosecutors argue
PA: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Cleared, wounded, Regola drops bid
GA: Atlanta JC: Georgia congressman sparks GOP energy 'uprising'
OR: Rasmussen: Oregon Senate: Incumbent Smith Regains Lead
TX: WSJ/Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Is Fed Up With Corn Ethanol
OK: Politico: Coburn's violation: Working as a doc
NV: Fox: Senate Republicans Target Reid Over Energy in New Video
IN: Indy Star: Daniels wants to give teachers legal backup when they dole out discipline

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN











WSJ: Russia Halts Attack on Georgia
Politico: McCain warns Russians of "severe, long-term negative consequences"
AP/Babington: McCain calls for diplomatic effort with Russia
WaPo: McCain: NATO Should Address "Russian Aggression"
Washington Times: Georgia tests candidates' diplomacy: McCain lays plan
Hill: McCain calls for U.N. resolution against Russia
Reuters: McCain, Obama say Russia faces fallout over Georgia
NYT: War Puts Focus on McCain’s Hard Line on Russia
NY Sun: McCain Capitalizes on Russia-Georgia Conflict
NY Sun: Editorial: McCain Out Front

WaPo: McCain Campaigns with Ridge as VP Speculation Intensifies
LA Times: Sounds like Tom Ridge is out of the VP picture
MSNBC: Forget about a McCain-Ridge ticket?
Washington Times: McCain learns his lessons on No. 2 picks
Hartford Courant: Lieberman Gets More Buzz In McCain VP Search
CNN: Analysis: Who will be McCain's running mate?
ABC: Off the Ridge? (Over) Examining McCain's Vice Presidential Prospects
WSJ: In Case McCain Doesn't Have Enough VP Advice . . .

Politico: McCain inflates Obama celebrity more, raises sex appeal
YouTube: McCain Video: Fan Club
AP/Babington: McCain's 'celebrity' taunts are bugging Obama
AP/Pickler: Obama tries to turn 'celebrity' label on McCain
Politico: Negative ads: They really do work

AP/Delli Santi: McCains coming to New Jersey on Tuesday
Hill: Obama, McCain to address VFW

CQ Politics: A One-Term Pledge From McCain Is a Really Bad Idea

Rasmussen: Voters See Stark Differences Between Obama and McCain on Energy Issue
Rasmussen: Race tightens in Iowa, but Obama Still Ahead 46% to 41%
Rasmussen: Oregon Not a Swing State, Obama Up By 10
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Oregon Independents are the Wild Cards
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Washington State Continues Democratic Trend

WSJ: Obama Floods Florida Airwaves
American Thinker: Barack Obama, Legal Scholar
SF Chronicle: Backers want Clinton nominated at convention

Pat Buchanan: A Catholic Case Against Barack
WaPo: In a Changing Corner of Pa., a Glimpse of Obama's Age Problem
LA Times: Longtime Republican voters are airing new views

WSJ: Voter Registration Is the New Battleground
NYT: In Midsummer, Spring Training for the Fall Race
Boston Globe: In candidates' approaches, clear contrast
Detroit FP: Clues to candidates' economy plans lie in the past
WaPo: Is Voting A Measured Decision?
AP: Candidates' top songs _ from ABBA to the Fugees

AP: Ron Paul's wife in serious condition at hospital

Politico: Enthusiasm gap plagues GOP convention
Politico: Politico's guide to the 2008 conventions
Politico: The perfect St. Paul visit

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 84 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday

NATIONAL



AP: Schwarzenegger greets Olympic athletes at SJSU

Houston Chronicle: GOP stands firm as it gives up summer for oil debate
AHN: Republican Congressmen Begin Another Week Of Floor Protests
Politico: House GOP kicks off Week Three of energy protest
Hill: Week three of GOP energy protest starts small
Hill: Pelosi indicates openness to offshore drilling vote
Sen. James Inhofe: Natural Gas Provides Solutions to High Gasoline Prices
AP/Butler: Russia's vast energy supplies worry US
Rasmussen: 64% Now Support Offshore Drilling
Human Events: Top 10 Energy Questions For Speaker Pelosi
Human Events: Just a Deal Between 10 Senators
American Thinker: Another Bipartisan Betrayal
American Spectator: Crude Construction: Kicking the oil addiction metaphor
Swamp: More offshore drilling shenanigans

Politico: Conservatives plot on campaign finance
Politico: GOP hits Dems on access to power

WaPo: In a Harsh Climate for Lobbyists, the Forecast Calls for . . . More Lobbyists

WaPo: Sovereign Funds Become Big Speculators: Pools of Foreign Wealth Move Into Commodities

NYT: N.F.L. Executives Hope to Keep Salaries Secret

NYT: F.B.I.s Use of Phone Records Shows Need to Protect the Press, Senators Say
Hill: Senators want information on breached phone records

WaPo: Endangered Species Act Changes Give Agencies More Say
AP/Cappiello: Bush wants some endangered species rules extinct

Washington Times: President's incredible shrinking agenda



NY Post: Cheat John is still 'lying': Trysted months before hire: pal
NY Post: Give this 'Love Lips' a punch in the ki$$er
NYDN: Enquire-ing minds want to know who fed tabloid tips on John Edwards

NY Post: His affair screwed Hill, ex-aide says
NYDN: Hanky-panky coulda meant a victory for Hillary Clinton, says ex-aide
American Thinker: If the Edwards Scandal had broken before Iowa
ABC: Wolfson: Edwards' Cover-up Cost Clinton the Nomination

NYDN: How John Edwards' life is like a country tune
Newsweek: What Rielle Hunter Told Me
PajamasMedia: How the Media Is Still Screwing Up the Edwards Story
WaPo: A Tad Short Of 99%
WaPo: Edwards Affair: The Fallout and the Coverage
WaPo/Cillizza: Explaining Edwards

NEW YORK

NY Post/James Tedesco: Thwarting relief of high NY taxes
NYT: Paterson Seeks Cuts of $1 Billion
NY Post: Gov's chopping spree: Gives pols $1B list of budget cuts
AP/Bauman: Paterson calls for $1 billion more in budget cuts
Albany TU: Task ahead: $1B in cuts
Buffalo News: Gov. Paterson proposes $1 billion in funding cuts
NY Sun: Paterson Sets a Showdown on Hospitals

NY Post: Pols fearing a Senate tie bind
WaPo: Heading for the (Syracuse) Campaign Trail
Newsday: Trabich held lucrative concessions despite critical audit
AP/Bernard: Cuomo To Investigate 3 New Banks
Hill: N.Y. Democratic candidate calls for special session

NEW JERSEY

WSJ: That's Not Blight. It's New Jersey.
AP/Delli Santi: NJ takes next step in reducing debt

MONTANA

NYT: Senate Candidate Shocks Party and Himself

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor won't testify before gov
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick to argue judge OK'd family visit
AP/White: Mich. AG: Detroit mayor violated bail terms again

MINNESOTA

Washington Times: Challengers render Franken run a joke
AP/Condon: Al Franken seeks to get back more US Iraqi funds

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger sues state controller over pay-cut order
Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger sues California controller over pay cuts
AP/Lawrence: Schwarzenegger sues controller to force pay cuts
SF Chronicle: Governor sues controller to force pay cuts
Sacramento Bee: While budget waits, California legislators collect campaign donations

Sacramento Bee: Feinstein is playing it coy on a 2010 run for governor

AP/Lin: Cindy Sheehan qualifies to run for Pelosi's seat

AP/Elias: Gay marriage ruling secures chief justice's legacy

ALASKA

Anchorage Daily News: Stevens trial belongs in Washington, prosecutors argue
AP/Joling: Feds say Stevens' trial shouldn't move to Alaska
CQ Politics: Prosecutors File Arguments for Keeping Stevens Trial in Washington
Hill: U.S. makes case against Stevens trial move
Politico: Feds oppose Stevens' bid to move trial to Alaska
Bloomberg: Stevens Indictment Leaves Alaska Republicans Facing Meltdown

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Cleared, wounded, Regola drops bid
AP/Levy: Pa. lawmaker who beat gun rap withdraws from race
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Republican leaves race

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgia congressman sparks GOP energy 'uprising'
Washington Times: Chambliss defends himself for compromise on energy
Atlanta JC: Chambliss defends bipartisan 'Gang of 10' energy plan
Rush Limbaugh: Sen. Saxby Chambliss Calls Rush
Rush Limbaugh: We're At War, Legislators Aren't: Rush dissects the Chambliss interview
AP/Bluestein: Federal judge: No guns at Atlanta airport

OREGON

Rasmussen: Oregon Senate: Incumbent Smith Regains Lead

IOWA

Rasmussen: Iowa Senate: Harkin Takes 24-point Lead on GOP Challenger

TEXAS

WSJ/Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Is Fed Up With Corn Ethanol

OKLAHOMA

Politico: Coburn's violation: Working as a doc

TENNESSEE

Hill: Davis ponders challenge to primary vote

COLORADO

CQ Politics: An Extraordinary Primary Day in Colorado

NEVADA

Fox: Senate Republicans Target Reid Over Energy in New Video

MISSOURI

AP: Farm Bureau backs Hulshof for Governor

INDIANA

Indy Star: Daniels wants to give teachers legal backup when they dole out discipline
USA Today: Governor wants legal protections for teachers

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Democrats like chances in Renzi's 1st District

MASSACHUSETTS

American Spectator: Taxachusetts, RIP

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August 11, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: Centrist voters are tilting from Obama: Fears of far left boost McCain
NY Sun: McCain Aide Portrays Obama As 'In Sync With Kremlin'
Hill: McCain holds off backing ‘Gang of 10’ energy plan

American Thinker: Why Barack Obama Will Not Win

Washington Times: House GOP raps energy impasse
NY Post: Dems' ostrich approach on oil

WSJ/Newt Gingrich: Prizes to Improve Life

CQ Politics: Without Opponents, Many House Members Will Cruise to Re-election

NY Post: Catty mistress badmouthed Edwards' wife
NYDN: Rielle trashes Elizabeth Edwards: 'She does not give off good energy'
Deceiver: Five questions about the Edwards scandal, now that it's no longer "alleged"

NY: NY Sun: Tough Week Awaits Silver With a Choice on Taxes
FL: Tallahassee Democrat: Florida Democrats could lose electoral votes
MS: Clarion Ledger: Davis eyes round 2 in election for 1st District
MI: Detroit News: Battle begins for state House
LA: Shreveport Times: Kennedy embraces GOP while Landrieu runs from her party
VA: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Has Eric Cantor's Time on the Big Stage Come?
TX: Fort Worth ST: Texas' 22nd district has both parties working hard for House seat
KS: KC Star: Boyda and Jenkins waste no time in turning focus to November
CA: San Diego UT: After Schwarzenegger, already-bad business climate may worsen
MO: St. Louis PD: Hulshof, Nixon to define themselves, each other
HI: KGMB9: Hawaii Republican Party to Sue Office of Elections
TN: Chattanooga TFP: Nashville: Area contests could be key in state Senate control

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Washington Times: Centrist voters are tilting from Obama: Fears of far left boost McCain
NY Sun: McCain Aide Portrays Obama As 'In Sync With Kremlin'
Hill: As Russia goes to war, McCain camp sees benefit
Hill: McCain holds off backing ‘Gang of 10’ energy plan
NYT: Social Initiatives on State Ballots Could Draw Attention to Presidential Race
NYT: For a Week, McCain Has the Trail to Himself
Milwaukee JS: McCain, GOP urge Congress to cut summer break to talk oil
LA Times: McCain defends his outsider image after having embraced GOP dogma for the primary

YouTube: McCain Video: Broken
YouTube: McCain Video: Family
YouTube: McCain Video: Painful

Politico: McCain prescient on Russia?
Politico: Feingold praises McCain
Detroit FP: McCain to visit Detroit area this week: Lieberman to tag along

American Thinker: Will McCain Make a 'One and Done" Pledge at RNC?
Politico: McCain chief won't rule out one-term pledge

Hill: Rove: Obama should be ‘way ahead’
CBS: Rove: Obama Will Make Political Veep Pick
Politico: 7 worrisome signs for Obama
American Thinker: Why Barack Obama Will Not Win
Politico: RNC aims at Obama's elite education
Jed Babbin: Obama's Arugula Gap
Salon: Why isn't Obama crushing McCain?
EJ Dionne: Obama as Incumbent
NYT: Endorsement From Winfrey Quantified: A Million Votes
NY Sun: Hillary's Surprise

Philadelphia Inquirer: Leading McCain's uphill charge in New Jersey
CQ Politics: Virginia, Once a GOP Stronghold, Now in Democratic Sights
CQ Politics: Cities and Suburbs Make Maryland Safe Democratic Territory

American Spectator: The Anti-Obama: Will Bobby Jindal keynote the Republican convention?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 85 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Monday

INTERNATIONAL

NYT: Russians Push Past Separatist Area to Assault Central Georgia
NYT/Kristol: Will Russia Get Away With It?
WSJ: Kremlin Capers
Reuters: U.S. suggests Russia wants "regime change" in Georgia

NATIONAL

Politico: Summary of Sunday shows: Bill's pain, Bush's brain, Paulson's exit

Washington Times: House GOP raps energy impasse
NY Post: Dems' ostrich approach on oil
Human Events: Republicans Draw Bigger Numbers Than Pelosi's Book Sales
WHIO: A Big Oil Warning For Republicans?
WSJ/Jerry Brown: Saving $10 Billion With Efficiency

USA Today: Record deficit expected in 2009
NYT: Editorial: A Darker Outlook at Fannie and Freddie
MySA: Cisneros says he didn't get special treatment

WSJ/Newt Gingrich: Prizes to Improve Life

Washington Times: Financial transparency sweeps nation

AP/Alexander: All the world an Olympic venue for sportsman Bush

AP/Sherman: Reduce partisan fight over judges, lawyers urge

CQ Politics: Without Opponents, Many House Members Will Cruise to Re-election

NY Post: Catty mistress badmouthed Edwards' wife
NYDN: Rielle trashes Elizabeth Edwards: 'She does not give off good energy'
Deceiver: Five questions about the Edwards scandal, now that it's no longer "alleged"
Fox: Democrats Shrug Off Edwards' Affair, Paternity Questions
WaPo/Kurtz: Affair Put Press in A Touchy Situation
NYT: Behind a Meeting That Exposed Edwardss Affair
Politico: Calderone: Why I didn't write on Edwards
Mike Lupica: John Edwards is a liar and cheat who has mastered the sleazy art of hypocrisy
NYDN: Author Jay McInerney, Rielle Hunter ex, takes swipes at John Edwards
Jed Babbin: John Edwards, Unperson
American Spectator: Meet John Edwards: What his latest lies and evasions tell us
American Thinker: Edwards, Rielle Hunter and Andrew Young
ABC: Elizabeth Edwards Stands by Her Man
AP/Robertson: Taking risks served Edwards well till now

NEW YORK

NY Sun: Tough Week Awaits Silver With a Choice on Taxes
Newsday: Teachers union holds endorsement meeting in Albany
NYS: Summary of bills signed and vetoed by Gov. Paterson
Albany TU: Some state employees double, triple salaries with overtime pay
NY Sun: Senator To Seek Dismissal of Indictment

FLORIDA

Tallahassee Democrat: Florida Democrats could lose electoral votes
WaPo: For Those Once Behind Bars, A Nudge to the Voting Booth

MISSISSIPPI

Clarion Ledger: Davis eyes round 2 in election for 1st District
AP/Margasak: DHS, Rejecting Advice, Puts Mississippi on Shortlist for Facility

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Connecticut party primaries set for Tuesday

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Battle begins for state House

Detroit News: Cox: Mayor may have violated bond rules
Detroit News: Kilpatrick is poster child for America's 'affluenza' epidemic
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick in trouble over visit with sister

Rasmussen: Michigan Senate: Landslide Levin

NEW JERSEY

CQ Politics: Primary Fallout Shifts NJ Race Into Tossup Territory

LOUISIANA

Shreveport Times: Kennedy embraces GOP while Landrieu runs from her party

VIRGINIA

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Has Eric Cantor's Time on the Big Stage Come?
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Cantor's political career began with slim win

TEXAS

Fort Worth ST: Texas' 22nd district has both parties working hard for House seat
Houston Chronicle: Culberson goes high-tech in House rebellion
Houston Chronicle: Craddick's man not a good bet

KANSAS

KC Star: Boyda and Jenkins waste no time in turning focus to November
AP/Hanna: Strategy, doubts about Ryun factors in Jenkins win
LJWorld: Boyda calls for Jenkins to shun outside boosts

CALIFORNIA

San Diego UT: After Schwarzenegger, already-bad business climate may worsen
SF Chronicle: State budget impasse looks poised to worsen

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Hulshof, Nixon to define themselves, each other
AP/Lieb: Hulshof faces challenges in Mo. gubernatorial bid

HAWAII

KGMB9: Hawaii Republican Party to Sue Office of Elections

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Nashville: Area contests could be key in state Senate control

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Editorial: Gregoire cuts spending, but not by enough
Seattle Times: Gregoire and state income tax

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AP/Ramer: N.H. Senate candidates talk fuel prices, economy

OHIO

AP/Welsh-Huggins: Democrats target Ohio GOP suburban stronghold




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August 10, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

CBS: Speaking to Disabled Vets, McCain Criticizes Obama on Iraq
Las Vegas Sun: Video: John McCain speaks in Vegas
NRO/Goldberg: McCain’s Last Frontier
Politico: McCain starts to heighten expectations for Obama speech

Houston Chronicle: Oil industry warms to McCain campaign
Arizona Republic: Obama's energy plan could spark trade war

Hill: Evangelicals seek to put their stamp on '08 campaign
Michael Barone: The Ghosts of Political Leanings

WaPo: Edwards's Ex-Mistress Will Not Pursue Paternity Test
NY Post: No test for 'Love Lips' John
NY Post: 'Real dad' has long rap sheet

WaPo: Poll Shows Most Favor New Drilling, Taxes on Oil Profits
IBD: The Five Stooges: Senators who may have just destroyed the GOP's biggest hope
Morning Sentinel: Exxon profits one-third of federal taxes it paid

Politico: TV talk show tip sheet

NY: Albany TU: Raking in the big bucks: More state workers join $100,000 club
OH: NYT: Inquiry in Ohio Could Hurt Obama Vote
MI: Detroit News: Kilpatrick may have violated bond, Cox spokesman says
MO: KC Star: Nixon has a stacked deck, but governor’s race isn’t over
MN: LA Times: Senate candidate Al Franken holds townhall, one person shows
CA: San Diego UT: GOP leader: Cuts alone won't close budget gap
FL: Ledger: GOP Expects to Keep State Control

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CBS: Speaking to Disabled Vets, McCain Criticizes Obama on Iraq
Reuters: McCain slams Obama again for defeatism over Iraq
Hill: McCain hits Obama for choosing failure in Iraq
AP/Fouhy: McCain accuses Obama of seeking to legislate failure in Iraq
Las Vegas Sun: Video: John McCain speaks in Vegas
Las Vegas Sun: McCains attacks on rival fall flat with vets group

WaPo: Race Is In Holding Pattern For Now
WSJ: Exxon's Candidate: Obama's got a tiger in his tank
WSJ: Terms of Endearment: Explaining term limits to the Democratic candidate
Politico: McCain starts to heighten expectations for Obama speech
Politico: McCain to national press: You've got 38 minutes
NYT: In Loose Style, McCain Leads a Camp Divided
Boston Globe: Home state racial issues test McCain
LA Times: McCain can't be sure veterans will fall in behind him
Telegraph UK: The joke is finally on Barack Obama
Times UK: The doubts starting to rein back Obama
Chicago Sun-Times: Why polls aren't worrying Obama's team
NYDN: The charisma gap
NY Post: Will young voters turn out for Obama?
NRO/Goldberg: McCains Last Frontier
NRO/Lowry: The Audacity of Haughty

WaPo: The Misdirected Energy Debate
AP: McCain and Obama energy plans compared
Houston Chronicle: Energy plans alternative in nature, similar in goal
AP/Hebert: Analysis: Fresh energy problems for new president
Houston Chronicle: Oil industry warms to McCain campaign
Arizona Republic: Obama's energy plan could spark trade war
Las Vegas Sun: Energy platforms could sway states voters

NY Post: Mac eyeing Lieberman as VP: Aide
McClatchy: In McCain's corner on Iraq, Lieberman fueling VP talk
Minneapolis ST: Pawlenty gets national attention and scrutiny

Hill: Evangelicals seek to put their stamp on '08 campaign
Michael Barone: The Ghosts of Political Leanings
Arizona Republic: West emerges as new battleground region

Market Watch: RNC Announces 2008 Platform Subcommittees
LA Times: GOP convention officials discover deficit just in time
Minneapolis ST: New life for the old-line GOP?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 87 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday

NATIONAL



WaPo: Edwards's Ex-Mistress Will Not Pursue Paternity Test
NY Post: No test for 'Love Lips' John
NY Post: 'Real dad' has long rap sheet
NYDN: John Edwards' ex-mistress won't get a paternity test for daughter
NYDN: The stench of 'trash' comes from John Edwards, not National Enquirer
NYT: Mother Rejects Test of Edwards
NYT: Sometimes, Theres News in the Gutter
CQ Politics: Why the Edwards Affair is Our Business
AP/Yen: Edwards' ex-mistress rules out paternity test
AP/Pickler: Before confession, whispers hurt Edwards' stature
Charlotte Observer: Elizabeth Edwards' pain now public
Charlotte Observer: Edwards booster admits making payments to woman
NRO/Byron York: The Edwards Scandal and the Agony of the MSM
Newsweek: What Rielle Hunter Told Me
Time/Joe Klein: Edwards
NYT/Dowd: Keeping It Rielle

WaPo: Poll Shows Most Favor New Drilling, Taxes on Oil Profits
IBD: The Five Stooges: Senators who may have just destroyed the GOP's biggest hope
Morning Sentinel: Exxon profits one-third of federal taxes it paid

NYT: Bush Declared 422 Major Disasters

Detroit Free Press: Winning Senate for GOP is a tough job

WaPo: Credit Card Industry Faces Reforms

Politico: TV talk show tip sheet
WaPo: The Talk Shows

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Raking in the big bucks: More state workers join $100,000 club
Newsday: Dahroug drops bid for Trunzo's State Senate seat
NY Post: Rev. Al still eludes tax man's lasso

OHIO

NYT: Inquiry in Ohio Could Hurt Obama Vote

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick may have violated bond, Cox spokesman says
Detroit News: Mayor Kilpatrick discloses travel around U.S., Canada
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick should quit, his ex-pastor says
American Thinker: NY Times Portrayal of Detroit Mayor's Legal Problems

MISSOURI

KC Star: Nixon has a stacked deck, but governors race isnt over
Rasmussen: Missouri Governor: Nixon Leads Hulshof by Twelve
News-Leader: Parties breaking out war chests in governor's race

KC Star: In battleground state of Missouri, a single county emerges in presidential race

MINNESOTA

LA Times: Senate candidate Al Franken holds townhall, one person shows
St. Cloud Times: One Person Shows Up At Franken Event

CALIFORNIA

San Diego UT: GOP leader: Cuts alone won't close budget gap
Sacramento Bee: Time may be running out for California to craft budget deal
LA Times: Let's get this budget party started
Contra Costa Times: Ugly week portends lengthy standoff

FLORIDA

Ledger: GOP Expects to Keep State Control

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August 9, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Glover: In corn country, McCain says no to ethanol support
WaPo: McCain Calls for Russia to Pull Out of Georgia
WaPo: No Vacation From McCain's Attacks
Roger Stone: An Open Letter To John McCain
Rush Limbaugh: The Democrat Party in Disarray: Clinton Memos on Obama Leaked
Rasmussen: Missouri: McCain Now Leads By Seven in Classic Swing State

NYT: Edwards Admits to Affair in 2006
WaPo: Ex-Candidate Says He Didn't Father Baby With Campaign Worker
NY Post: Life of party in New York before she went Bedwards
NYT/Gail Collins: Ken Doll in Lust
NYDN: John Edwards' former babe inspired lusty, party-girl character in novel
Rush Limbaugh: How Can They Ban John Edwards and Welcome Bill Clinton?

NYT: Cheney Will Speak at G.O.P. Convention

Matt Kinnaman: Ben & Jerry's, Big Oil, Dead Heads and World Peace
Rush Limbaugh: Gang of 10 Sells Out House GOP; Stupid Senators Give Gift to Obama
Rasmussen: 81% Say Finding New Energy Sources is Urgent National Need
Politico: Boehner: GOP will be here 'every day until she brings us back'

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NY: Albany TU: Senate OKs property tax cap
MI: NYT: Detroit Mayor Charged With Assaulting Officer
TN: WaPo: In Upset, Tenn. Incumbent Loses on Oil Issue
NJ: NY Post: Dina McGreeving: Judge nixes alimony & bid for Jim's book $$
WA: Rasmussen: Washington Governor’s Race Getting Closer
SD: Hill: Sen. Johnson will not participate in campaign debates

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AP/Glover: In corn country, McCain says no to ethanol support

WaPo: McCain Calls for Russia to Pull Out of Georgia
Reuters: McCain calls on Russia to withdraw from Georgia
AP/Fouhy: McCain urges Russia to halt action in Georgia
Politico: The candidates on Georgia
McClatchy: McCain aide lobbied for nation of Georgia

AP/Fouhy: McCain looking forward to break from campaigning, watching Olympics

WaPo: No Vacation From McCain's Attacks
WaPo: McCain Paints Obama as a Tax Hound
WaPo: For McCain, There's Never a Down Moment
Boston Globe: Some say ad casts Obama as the antichrist
Politico: McCain presses attack on Spanish radio
CQ Politics: Politifact: Obamas Oil Attack on McCain Too Quick on the Draw

John Fund: Minnesota's Vice Presidential Contender
FT: Lieberman on McCain short-list

Roger Stone: An Open Letter To John McCain

Rush Limbaugh: The Democrat Party in Disarray: Clinton Memos on Obama Leaked
Rush Limbaugh: Clintons Plan to Blow Up Convention

Rasmussen: Missouri: McCain Now Leads By Seven in Classic Swing State
Rasmussen: Wisconsin Getting Closer, Obama By Four
Rasmussen: Michigan: Obama still ahead 47% to 40%
Rasmussen: Washington: Obama Extends Lead Over McCain

WaPo: Liberals Ask Justice to Probe McCain Bundler



National Enquirer: John Edwards admits affair
NYT: Edwards Admits to Affair in 2006
WaPo: Ex-Candidate Says He Didn't Father Baby With Campaign Worker
Dallas MN: Dallas lawyer Fred Baron paid for Edwards' mistress to relocate
Houston Chronicle: Dallas lawyer paid rent to help Hunter escape tabloids
NY Post: Lusty lies of Don Juan John
NY Post: Life of party in New York before she went Bedwards
Fox: Who Is Rielle Hunter?
NY Post: Mover over, Bubba, you've been dethroned
NY Post: Editorial: John Edwards, sleeze
NY Post: He was always a fake
Washington Times: Edwards admits affair with worker
WSJ: Edwards Acknowledges Extramarital Affair
WSJ: Mr. Edwards's Admission
NYDN: John Edwards' former babe inspired lusty, party-girl character in novel
NYDN: OK, I did have sex with that woman, admits John Edwards
NYDN: A creepy cad who played at being a devoted husband
NYDN: Enquirer minds were first to know John Edwards' affair wasn't tabloid trash
NYDN: I diddled, but didn't daddy - John Edwards insists
Boston Globe: Edwards admits to affair
Politico: Edwards admits he lied about affair
Politico: On adultery, Edwards cites McCain
LA Times: Mainstream media finally pounce on Edwards' affair
LA Times: Old media dethroned
SF Chronicle: Edwards admits to having an affair
SF Chronicle: Did the MSM drop the ball on John Edwards?
SF Chronicle: And to think, he could've been the nominee.....
Hill: Edwards admits affair
NYT: Statements from John and Elizabeth Edwards
NYT: Reticence of Mainstream Media Becomes a Story Itself
NY Observer: The End of John Edwards
Slate: Edwards: Hey, I Was "99% Honest"
USA Today: Edwards' political future in doubt after admitting affair
ABC: Transcript: John Edwards Interview
NYT/Gail Collins: Ken Doll in Lust
AP/Yost: Edwards Admits to Cheating on Sick Wife
AP/Noveck: Many offer empathy, support for Elizabeth Edwards
AP/Daniel: Reporters found Edwards' affair tough to prove
Swamp: Former campaign mgr. blasts Edwards
Detroit Free Press: Bonior disappointed and angry over Edwards denial of affair
AP: Dates in the Edwards' extramarital affair
AP: Elizabeth Edwards' statement about affair
American Thinker: Collateral damage in the Edwards confession
Rush Limbaugh: How Can They Ban John Edwards and Welcome Bill Clinton?



NYT: Cheney Will Speak at G.O.P. Convention
WaPo: Cheney to Speak at Republican Convention
AP/Daniel: Cheney to speak at GOP convention on opening night
Politico: Cheney will speak at GOP convention
NYDN: President Bush and Dick Cheney get low-visibility time at convention

WaPo: Republican McCain Doesn't Plan Long Speech

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 87 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday

NATIONAL

Matt Kinnaman: Ben & Jerry's, Big Oil, Dead Heads and World Peace
Rush Limbaugh: Gang of 10 Sells Out House GOP; Stupid Senators Give Gift to Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Callers Flood Gang of 10 Offices
Rasmussen: 81% Say Finding New Energy Sources is Urgent National Need
Politico: Boehner: GOP will be here 'every day until she brings us back'

WSJ: Fannie Mae Loss of $2.3 Billion Exceeds Forecasts

AP/Taylor: Non-senator wields quick gavel in 30-second session; keeps Bush from making recess appointment

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Senate OKs property tax cap
NYT: New York Senate Caps School Tax Increases at 4%
NY Post: Gov victory on tax cap
Newsday: State Senate OKs school tax cap; Assembly awaits
Newsday: Property tax cap 101

AP/Bauman: NY Senate passes Indian reservation tobacco tax
Buffalo News: Senate votes to collect state tax: Targets cigarettes sold from reservations

Newsday: Spitzer rep: Choppergate report on personal tie false

NYT: Taxes Show Bloomberg as Landlord and Lender
NY Sun: Bloomberg's Tax Returns Give a Glimpse at his Fortune
NY Post: Mike horsin' around with his billion$

CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: New York: Color it Blue and Throw Away the Crayon

MICHIGAN

NYT: Detroit Mayor Charged With Assaulting Officer
Washington Times: Kilpatrick faces 2 assault charges
Detroit News: Assault charges put mayor's job at risk
Detroit News: Windsor newspaper: Kilpatrick, sons spotted at Niagara Falls water park
Detroit Free Press: New charges, outcry turn up heat on mayor
Detroit Free Press: Karmanos, civic leaders press prosecutor for deal on mayor

TENNESSEE

WaPo: In Upset, Tenn. Incumbent Loses on Oil Issue

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Corzine appeals e-mail ruling
NY Post: Dina McGreeving: Judge nixes alimony & bid for Jim's book $$

WASHINGTON STATE

Rasmussen: Washington Governors Race Getting Closer

SOUTH DAKOTA

Hill: Sen. Johnson will not participate in campaign debates

RHODE ISLAND

CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Rhode Island, Small but Solidly Democratic

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: Connecticut: Democratic With an Independent Streak

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Ruling on ballot title is setback for Prop. 8 backers
San Diego UT: Court backs off ruling that restricted home schooling
LA Times: Parents may home-school children without teaching credential, California court says
SF Chronicle: Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on the ballot

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: State's summer primary makes candidates sweat for votes

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Disputed donors linked to Crist race
St. Petersburg Times: Crist dodges questions while on tour
Tampa Tribune: Governor May Have Faded As VP Choice
Sun-Sentinel: Crist to wed Dec. 12 in St. Petersburg

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Cornyn, Noriega have different ideas about border security
Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans press for congressional action on oil exploration
Houston Chronicle: Karl "Da Rapper" Rove comes to Houston
AP/Castro: Hutchison drops hint about a run for governor

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August 8, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Pledges To Help Ohioans
Toledo Blade: Obama is with Bush on energy, McCain says
Columbus Dispatch: McCain tells overflow Lima crowd he puts country over party
Dayton Daily News: McCain sounding like candidate of old
AP/Welsh-Huggins: Obama, McCain tied in Ohio with three months left
American Spectator: Reaching Out to Cheney

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Won't Win the Presidential Election
Peggy Noonan: The presidential campaign is shifting, but it's only perceptible up close
Michael Gerson: Obama's Tactical Gift to McCain
Charles Krauthammer: The Democrats need a tuneup

American Thinker: Could Obama still lose the nomination?
NYT: What Does Hillary Want?

Charlotte Observer: Dems call on Edwards to address affair rumors
LA Times: Might a John Edwards Dem convention role be in jeopardy?

Jed Babbin: Day 5: Republican Revolt Rolls On
Telegraph UK: Supply gap could mean oil hits $200 a barrel

Larry Sabato: The Other "House" Elections: Statehouses '08

NY: NY Post: 'Holy' war over Gov gay-marriage ruling
MI: Detroit News: Pressure grows on Kilpatrick to step aside; AG may file new charges today
TN: CQ Politics: Tennessee GOP Rep. Davis Ousted in Primary
TX: AP: EPA denial of TX gov's request to waive ethanol mandate met with mixed response
AK: Hill: Judge sets up swift trial for Stevens
PA: Tribune-Democrat: Russell opens campaign to unseat Murtha

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WaPo: McCain Pledges To Help Ohioans
Toledo Blade: Obama is with Bush on energy, McCain says
Columbus Dispatch: McCain tells overflow Lima crowd he puts country over party
Dayton Daily News: McCain sounding like candidate of old
AP/Fouhy: McCain calls for probe of company he once aided
Politico: DHL deal haunts McCain in Ohio
Reuters: McCain seeks answers on UPS/DHL proposal
Reuters: McCain slams Obama over drilling off coasts
American Thinker: McCain's Country-First Life Is a Winner
AP/Fouhy: Through personal history, McCain seeks to define himself and Obama
AP: McCain say Obama would forfeit Iraq war for big gov't
Washington Times: Sheriff questions McCain on illegals: Says candidate avoiding issue
NY Post: McCain's grocery list vs. Barack
WSJ: Barack and the Buck: One thing Obamanomics gets right
WaPo: Report: Exxon Execs Gave More to Obama
Washington Times: Obama persona inspires comedians
Seattle Times: Willie Horton 2.0: Political ad man Brown aims to sink Obama campaign
Rush Limbaugh: Messiah to Child: America Sucks
Howard Fineman: Dont Laugh. Paris Is Right
MSNBC: Paris' poke at McCain garnered 5 million hits
AP/Noveck: McCain-Hilton 'dialogue' highlights tricky business of injecting pop culture into politics

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Won't Win the Presidential Election
Rush Limbaugh: John McCain Attacks a Democrat!

Peggy Noonan: The presidential campaign is shifting, but it's only perceptible up close
Michael Gerson: Obama's Tactical Gift to McCain
Charles Krauthammer: The Democrats need a tuneup
Politico: After shake-up, McCain ground game revs up

NYT: McCain to Give Back $50,000 Under Scrutiny
AP/Yost: McCain campaign to return 50K in donations
NYT: McCain Campaign Is Returning Donations

NYT: Minnesota Governor Looks to National Stage
WaPo/Milbank: Outspoken Pawlenty Auditions for Role of Mr. Discretion

Rasmussen: Arizona: McCain Takes 16-point Lead over Obama
Rasmussen: Alabama: McCain Up by Eighteen
AP/Welsh-Huggins: Obama, McCain tied in Ohio with three months left
Rasmussen: Obama Leads McCain By Eight in Garden State
Rasmussen: Massachusetts: Obama leads McCain 51% to 36%
Washington Times/Hanson: Point spread dynamics
Lowell Sun: A falling rock star

American Thinker: Could Obama still lose the nomination?
NYT: What Does Hillary Want?
Politico: Schumer: 'Hit McCain Harder'

Charlotte Observer: Dems call on Edwards to address affair rumors
LA Times: Might a John Edwards Dem convention role be in jeopardy?
NRO/Byron York: John Edwards: The Picture of a Scandal
Fox: Some Democrats Call on Edwards to Come Clean About Alleged Mistress and Love Child
NYDN: John Edwards' fellow Democrats see silence as a bad move
McClatchy: Tabloid's claims threaten Edwards' role at party's convention

AP/Pettus: Some white supremacists believe election of Obama would set off backlash

American Spectator: Reaching Out to Cheney
Hill: Celebrities pack for the conventions

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 88 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Friday

NATIONAL

WSJ/Strassel: Republican Energy Fumble
Hill: Walker lends voice to GOP protest
Jed Babbin: Day 5: Republican Revolt Rolls On
Human Events: On OffShore Oil, Obama Offers the Audacity of Ignorance
NY Sun: Drill Like Texas
Telegraph UK: Supply gap could mean oil hits $200 a barrel
Michael Reagan: Fight or Die Republicans

WaPo: Bolten, Miers Ask Judge to Delay Order: Aides Continue to Contest Subpoenas
Hill: White House remains defiant on Miers, Bolten testimony

Larry Sabato: The Other "House" Elections: Statehouses '08

WSJ: What Next for D.C.'s Gun Laws

WSJ/George McGovern: My Party Should Respect Secret Union Ballots

American Spectator: No Nonsense Novak

NYT: Group Plans Campaign Against G.O.P. Donors

AP/Gross: Ex-Bush aide files lawsuit over 'Swing Vote' film, claims he gave script to Kelsey Grammer

NEW YORK

NY Post: 'Holy' war over Gov gay-marriage ruling
AP/Peltz: NY court debate on out-of-state gay marriages
NY Sun: Paterson Win On Gay Rites Looks Likely

NYT: Landlords Court Albany Democrats on Rent Laws

Newsday: Heating oil aid sought for middle-income earners
AP/Bauman: NY Senate Democrats propose energy aid

NYT: 34 Vetoes, and Caveats by Paterson
AP: Paterson signs, vetoes dozens of bills
Albany TU: Senate to tackle nominations
Albany TU: State Payroll Database
Albany TU: State pay leader got $1.52M
Albany TU: Paterson gets lift in wake of speech: Boost in approval ratings
NY Sun: GOP's Skelos Is Sanguine On Budget Woes
Albany TU: Ads in the 20th CD

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Pressure grows on Kilpatrick to step aside; AG may file new charges today
Detroit FP: Kilpatrick faces felony assault charge after his night behind bars
Detroit News: Detroiters condemn Kilpatrick
Detroit News: Mayor Kilpatrick jailed, files appeal
Washington Times: Kilpatrick scandal an 'embarrassment'
WaPo: Detroit Mayor Jailed for Violating Bail Conditions
NYT: Judge Orders Detroit Mayor Jailed
AP/White: Detroit mayor's lawyers seek to free him from jail

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Tennessee GOP Rep. Davis Ousted in Primary
Hill: Davis loses in GOP primary
AP/Rucker: Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses primary for the first time since 1966
AP: Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses primary

Hill: Cohen defeats Tinker in Tennessee primary
AP: Incumbent Easily Wins In Memphis

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Deadline nears for Corzine to appeal e-mail ruling

TEXAS

AP: EPA denial of TX gov's request to waive ethanol mandate met with mixed response
CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: In Texas, No Home on the Range for Obama
WaPo: Editorial: Texas's Disdain In carrying out two executions

MASSACHUSETTS

Rasmussen: Kerry Still Dominating Massachusetts Senate Race

COLORADO

American Spectator: After Allard: Will Senate candidate Bob Schaffer be crushed by a Boulder liberal?

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Gov hopes to raise millions to fight crime by putting cameras on interstates

NEW MEXICO

CQ Politics: 2008 Election Forecast: New Mexico Could Be a Cliffhanger

ALASKA

Hill: Judge sets up swift trial for Stevens

PENNSYLVANIA

Tribune-Democrat: Russell opens campaign to unseat Murtha


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