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December 31, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES











NATIONAL

WaPo: Lobbyist Sues N.Y. Times, Saying It Falsely Alleged Affair With McCain
NYT: Lobbyist Sues Times, Citing Report of McCain Ties
Daily News: Lobbyist Vicki Iseman sues The New York Times
AP/Potter: Lobbyist linked by Times to McCain sues paper
Reuters: Lobbyist sues New York Times over McCain article
Politico: Lobbyist Iseman sues NYT for $27 million
Indian Express: Iseman sues 'New York Times' for $27 mn
Editor & Publisher: Here's How Story First Emerged Last Winter
American Thinker: Financial desperation grows at the New York Times

LA Times: Obama plans to campaign for economic stimulus package
WSJ: Free Trade Should Be Part of the Stimulus Plan
WSJ: Democrats Are Concerned Over Stimulus Plan Delays
WaPo: GOP Leaders Oppose Haste On Stimulus
Larry Kudlow: Time for a Choice Not an Echo

AP/Zoll: Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire
Politico: Protests interrupt Obama's paradise
Michael Gerson: Support Obama Will Need
LA Times: Editorial: A new approach to Cuba
Kathleen Parker: 2008: Sayonara and Good Riddance
Jonah Goldberg: Samuel Huntington's True Vision

WSJ: Let Detroit Build Profitable Cars
Michelle Malkin: Taxpayers taking hit amid auto union's mis-fore!-tune

CQ Politics: Loss of White House Puts McConnell in GOP Spotlight

Fox: Who Is Worried About Reelection Chances in 2010?
WSJ: Twelve Steps for the GOP: Advice from voters for a Republican recovery
James Pinkerton: Republicans Lead the Way on Reform: The Republican Comeback, Part 3
Byron York: Bush inspired deep devotion among those closest to him

Reuters: Sarah Palin most desirable celebrity neighbor: poll
UK Express: Palin daughter gives birth to boy

RNC CHAIR



Hill: Greer floats potential RNC candidacy
Politico: Greer tests the waters
Hill: Slowly, RNC members commit to candidates
KFYR: ND Republican Party Chairman Leading RNC Meeting
Sequitur: Republicans to hold unprecedented meeting
Examiner: Anuzis seeks RNC chairmanship amid controversy and conflict
American Spectator: Hapless White Boys Run for GOP Chairman
WaPo: Editorial: A Little Less Than 'Magic'
LA Times: Chip Saltsman's 'Magic Negro' mistake

NEW YORK

WaPo: The Weakening Prospects of Caroline Kennedy
NY1: Long Island Congressman Eyes Senate Seat, bashes Kennedy
NY Post: Mike's aide cooling his Caroline push
Daily News: Kennedy camp reigns in Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekeys lobbying efforts
NY Post: Mike takes 'um'brage at Kennedy critics
NY Post: Bloomberg aide: Kennedy lobbying 'wasn't working'
NY Post: Silver unswayed about Kennedy's loyalties
Times UK: Caroline Kennedy botches debut interview with 'you know' attitude (with audio)
AP/Peltz: Kennedy's 'you knows' become political fodder
Michael Kinsley: For Caroline Kennedy, a Standards Deviation
Ithaca Journal: Nadler for Senate
Wizbang: Princess Caroline seems to have, um, you know, blown it



AP/Virtanen: Schumer says up to $18 billion for state and NYC in Obama stimulus plan

AP/Kugler: NYC mayor cozies up to Democrats as election nears

Albany TU: Senate staffing in a holding pattern until March 31

NY Post: Indicted NY judge is sidelined

ILLINOIS





WSJ: Blagojevich Names Choice for Obama Senate Seat
WSJ: Editorial: Dynasty: The Democratic Party's Senate soap opera
NYT: Defiant Illinois Governor Names Pick for Obama Seat
NYT: Roland W. Burris, a Low-Key Groundbreaker
NYT: Democrats Seek to Block Appointee
Politico: Dems may not be able to block Blago pick
NYT: Editorial: The Latest From Illinois
WaPo: Blagojevich Makes Senate Pick Despite Democrats' Objections
WaPo: Blagojevich Appoints Burris to Replace Obama
WaPo: Degrees of Separation? Not in Illinois Politics
WaPo: Editorial: Tainted Choice in Illinois
Washington Times: Defiant Blagojevich names Obama successor
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich snubs Senate, taps Burris for seat
Politico: Obama calls Blago move 'disappointing'
CNN: Obama chides Illinois governor's decision to fill Senate seat
LA Times: Inside Blagojevich's bold, brash *&@#$% pick to replace Obama
Hill: Burris: I can overcome Blago taint
Politico: Bobby Rush: Don't "hang or lynch" Burris
Chris Cillizza: Blagojevich, Burris and More Problems for Illinois Dems
Fox: Rep. Rush Invokes Race in Defending Blagojevich Senate Appointment

MINNESOTA



WSJ: Franken Leads by 50 Votes With Absentees Left to Count in Minnesota
WSJ: The Minnesota Recount Folly: We've Been Down That Road
Bloomberg: Coleman Camp Disputes Franken Lead in Minnesota Race
Star Tribune: 'Stay civil,' both campaigns are told
NYT: After Unofficial Tally, Senator Trails Rival in Minnesota Race
Pioneer Press: Franken leads by 50
AP: Franken lead at 50 with absentees left to count
PR Newswire: RNC Statement on Minnesota Senate Recount
Hill: Sen. Cornyn says Senate shouldn't seat Franken
City Page: Klobuchar: Seat the certified winner before court battles

SOUTH CAROLINA

WIS10: Time ticking in deal to help unemployment benefits

GEORGIA



Washington Times: McKinney may try for Gaza again
Fox: Cynthia McKinney Aboard Boat Headed for Gaza, Intercepted by Israeli Naval Force
Atlanta JC: McKinney relief boat hit by Israeli ship
BBC: Gaza aid boat 'rammed by Israel'
Atlanta JC: McKinney on boat with medicine for Gaza

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Leaders, Crist agree on suggested budget cuts
Tampa10: Special session called to balance Florida budget
Orlando Sentinel: Cigarette taxes out, higher court and user fees in

PNJ: State legislators weigh in on Sansom

Fort Mill Times: Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek considers Senate run
Miami New Times: Kendrick Meek Interested in Senate Seat

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Controller sees IOUs by Feb. 1 in budget crisis
Sacramento Bee: California got a wake-up call in 2008
SF Chronicle: Sierra snowpack below normal, surveyors find
SF Chronicle: S.F. to fight bias in health insurance costs

WISCONSIN

WSAW: Doyle Not Ready to Make Decision on Run for Office in 2010

OHIO

Cleveland PD: State audit report highly critical of county recorder's office

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Some Michigan lawmakers missing in action
Detroit FP: Scenes of disbelief, exasperation as Kilpatrick's career crumbled

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Gov. Blunt to enter investment sector
AP: Blunt to join Massachusetts firm but won't move there

TEXAS



Star-Telegram: Craddick, allies to huddle in Austin
Dallas MN: Craddick's grip on power as Texas House speaker to be tested again
El Paso Times: Craddick support fades
Dallas MN: Speaker's race: A li'l spin from the Democrats
Dallas MN: Well, we know who the speaker *won't* be...
Newspaper Tree: Friday meeting of Republicans could be Craddick's end of the road
Houston Chronicle: Gattis joins long line of hopefuls for state House speaker post

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December 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES





NATIONAL

Jerusalem Post: Specter takes message from PM to Assad
CQ Politics: White House, Hill Leaders Say Hamas Must Stop Rocket Attacks
Atlanta JC: Cynthia McKinney sailing to Gaza with relief supplies



NYT: Republicans Seek Recovery Plan Details
WSJ: Republicans Warn Against Overspending on Stimulus
Bloomberg: McConnell Urges Caution in Debate on Economic Stimulus Measure
WaPo: McConnell Puts the Brakes on Stimulus Plan
Hill: GOP warns against stimulus rush
Politico: McConnell questions Obama stimulus plan
WSJ: IMF Economist Backs Many Elements of Obama Stimulus Plan
WSJ: 'Stimulus' Doesn't Have to Mean Pork
AP/Kellman: Republicans say stimulus will cost $1 trillion, vow to scan for wasteful spending
YouTube: Video: Sponsor an Executive

WaPo: GMAC To Get $6 Billion Lifeline
Hill: White House adds $6 billion to auto bailout
Detroit News: Feds invest $6B in GMAC
CQ Politics: Dodds Dealmaking Skills Tested by Financial Crisis
WaPo: Editorial: It's easy to find the fat in the federal budget. What's hard is getting rid of it

WSJ: The Wizards of Oil
LA Times: Gasoline prices fall in U.S. but edge up in California, raising concern
WSJ: Carbon Limits, Yes; Energy Subsidies, No



Boston Globe: Holder's hearing might be rocky: GOP could grill Cabinet nominee
William Kristol: George, Abe, Rick & Barack

WSJ: Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.
WSJ: The Philanthropy Shakedown: Give to 'minority-led' charities, or else
WSJ: Why Detroit Has an Especially Bad Union Problem

WSJ: Obama Will Ration Your Health Care
WaPo: Obama Team Engages Public on Health Care
Newsday: 21 days to Inauguration

WSJ: Samuel Huntington's Warning: He predicted a 'clash of civilizations'

James Taranto: "Eat at Joe's" is protected speech. "Vote for Joe," not so much

Chris Cillizza: The Best Senate Campaign of 2008
AP/Bauder: Presidential candidates found late-night TV a far more valuable home
Phyllis Schafly: Public Schools Change Young Evangelicals' Values



Politico: 'Magic Negro' flap might help Saltsman bid
Politico: Huck weighs in
Politico: Crist's positioning
WSJ: Conservatives Promote Anti-Bailout Resolution at RNC
American Spectator: Blackwell's Back
CNN: GOP reaction divided over controversial Obama song
Washington Times: RNC draft rips Bush's bailouts



Fox: Palin's Daughter Gives Birth to Son Named Tripp
LA Times: Bristol Palin's baby makes Sarah Palin a grandma. And he's a Republican
Daily News: Bristol Palin gives birth to boy

American Spectator: Obama's Abortion Spending Spree

David Limbaugh: Biden's Bogus Feud with Cheney
Daily News: Clueless W was just like Palin, railin' ex-aide sez

NEW YORK


Daily News: Caroline Kennedy no whiz with words
AP/Gormley: Caroline Kennedy draws criticism after latest tour
US News: Caroline Kennedy and the Sarah Palin Qualifications Test
James Taranto: Caroline Kennedy: Not Ready for SNL
NY Post: Caroline is USA-OK
American Thinker: Caroline Kennedy's Fractured Fairytale
Newsday: 4 of 5 in Senate seat Kennedy seeks lacked experience
Telegraph UK: Caroline Kennedy repeats 'you know' 142 times in interview
CNN: Poll: Gender gap over Caroline Kennedys Senate run

NYT: Kerik Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges
CNN: Kerik pleads not guilty in new corruption indictment

CQ Politics: Rangel Pays Parking Tickets With Campaign Funds

Albany TU: Patersons wish list to Obama, but still wants to cut $15.4b
Albany TU: Medium becomes message for 'fat tax'
NY Post: Payroll-tax plan on track: Shelly

Albany TU: Diaz says he doesnt think he can support Smith

NY Post/Dicker: NY's crazy '08
Newsday: Nassau GOP hoping to turn things around in 2009

ILLINOIS



AP: Prosecutors file to release Blagojevich recordings
WSJ: Blagojevich's Lawyer Claims Lack of Evidence to Impeach
WSJ: Blagojevich's Attorney Submits Obama Report to Impeachment Panel
American Thinker: Mocking Blago: let the ads begin

WaPo: Emanuel Announces House Resignation
Hill: Emanuel will resign House seat Friday
AP/Webber: Ill. governor must set election to replace Emanuel

MINNESOTA

Hill: Coleman wants 700 ballots recounted
Fox: Franken Maintains Small Lead in Ongoing Minnesota Recount
Star Tribune: Senate recount stalls on rejected ballots
Politico: Franken, Coleman feud over absentee ballots
AP/Bakst: Coleman, Franken can't agree on unopened absentee ballots
Minnesota Independent: Franken and Coleman fight over 1,350 uncounted ballots
Hill: Coleman calls for expanded ballot count
AP: Number of uncounted ballots in Franken, Coleman race still unclear
American Spectator: Update from the Coleman Camp
Bloomberg: Minnesotas Recount Fiasco Needs New Solution
Hill: Klobuchar suggests temporary senator be sworn in

Star Tribune: Minnesotans line up for a stimulus shot

CALIFORNIA


Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger to present budget plan by Jan. 10
Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger prepares plan to close $40 billion shortfall
AP: Attempt to fix Calif. budget deficit moves slowly
Sacramento Bee: Nobel economist again dings Schwarzenegger on state's budget
LA Times: Editorial: California GOP's no-tax-hike pledge

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Another Republican challenges Craddick
Austin AS: Gattis makes bid for Speaker of Texas House
Dallas MN: Craddick spokeswoman: Dems list is "inaccurate."
Austin AS: Craddick camp rebuts Democratic list
Dallas MN: House Dems give us their list of no votes
AP/Vertuno: Democrats say list means end of Craddick tenure

FLORIDA

Washington Times: Jeb Senate bid a GOP remedy
Orlando Sentinel: Cannon: Jeb should run for Senate
Miami New Times: All Signs Point to a Jeb Bush Senate Run

Pensacola NewsJ: Sansom faces ethics complaint
St. Petersburg Times: Sansom draws ethics complaint
Tallahassee Democrat: Editorial: Give it up, Mr. Sansom

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Governor Jindal Complains To President Bush

NEVADA

Human Events: Will Senator Harry Reid Get 'Daschle-d'?
AP: Firing splits Hispanic Republican group in Nevada

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Tax issues dog mayoral candidates

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: DiMasi loses ally in bid to keep post

NEW MEXICO



NM Independent: N.M. Republican icon Pete Domenici leaves office
AP/Clark: Pete Domenici bids farewell to political life

ARIZONA



Arizona Republic: Conservatives look to Flake to rescue GOP

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December 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Hill: Axelrod says he wont be another Rove
AP: Obama adviser: Tax cuts will happen
WSJ: Obama Aide: Choice of Rev. Warren Is Healthy
CQ: Transcript: Senior Obama Adviser David Axelrod, Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and Economist Paul Krugman on CBS Face the Nation
ABC: 'This Week' Transcript: Brown, Corker, Gibbs
Clarion Ledger: EPA nominee to face important decisions related to agriculture

KC Star: Racist 'Barack the Magic Negro' song hurts the GOP
Matt Lewis: Why the Saltsman Scandal May Help Make Ken Blackwell RNC Chair

Hill: Laura Bush defends husbands legacy

NEW YORK

CQ Politics: Crafty, Combative Rangel is Powerful - and Under Scrutiny

ILLINOIS

Hill: Quinn predicts Blagojevich will be removed soon

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Counties identify 1,350 ballots to be tallied
Star Tribune: How long will Minnesota be a senator short?
Huffington Post: Franken Should Be Seated Until Election Mess Is Resolved: Klobuchar

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Editorial: Texas Dems on verge of leadership
Abilene Reporter-News: The Texas House speaker drama continues

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Who is the most powerful person in Central Florida?

OHIO

WITE: Former GOP fundraiser begins Ohio prison term

MICHIGAN

Chicago Tribune: Mich. hopes tax breaks will spur car batteries

VIRGINIA

AP/Lewis: After 30 years, John Warner exits Senate at peace

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: Fresh air for GOP chair?

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December 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES







NATIONAL

Hartford Courant: Clinton-Era Sentence Reductions Could Trip Holder's Confirmation

NYT: G.O.P. Receives Obama Parody to Mixed Reviews
WaPo: RNC Rivals Discuss Racial Song
Rick Moran: Is 'Barack the Magic Negro' racist?
Hill: Rivals slam Saltsman over controversial Obama song
CNN: RNC Chair criticizes rival over controversial Obama song
Politico: Blackwell defends Saltsman
NYT: For Some, Puff Loses Its Magic
Fox: GOP Blasts 'Magic Negro' CD Distributed by Top Republican Operative
AP/Metzler: RNC chair 'shocked and appalled' by Obama parody
American Spectator: The Tin Ear Republicans Don't Need
WSJ: Fight for the RNC Chairmanship Heats Up
AOL: RNC Chair: White Southerners Need Not Apply?

LA Times: Labor, business gird for battle over unions bill
American Thinker: The Unitarian Church and Obama's Religious Upbringing
WaPo: Religion's Big and Unprecedented Role in '08 Politics
Chicago Tribune: Barack Obama inauguration fights not to shortchange big donors
Michael Barone: Obama May Be an Aloof President

WSJ: There's No Pain-Free Cure for Recession
Charles Krauthammer: The Net-Zero Gas Tax
Politico: Top 10 political scoops of 2008
Axcess: Sarah Palin 2009 calender tops gift lists

LA Times: SEC's Christopher Cox defends his restrained approach
American Thinker: George W. 'Deer in Headlights' Bush

Washington Times: Planners urge long-term goal for stimulus
NYT: OpEd: An Emissions Plan Conservatives Could Warm To
WaPo: Editorial: Republican obstructionism renders the FEC powerless

KC Star: Guests on todays TV news shows
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK



Daily News: How JFK's daughter flubbed the audition to become the next Senator Kennedy
Politico: Clinton pal rips Kennedy
NY Post: Caroline: It's a clan-do effort
NY Post: Q&A with Caroline Kennedy
Buffalo News: This is a crisis I felt I might have something to offer
NYT: As a Candidate, Kennedy Is Forceful but Remains Elusive
WaPo: She's a Kennedy, But She's a Lot Like Us
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy tells Daily News: I wouldn't be beholden to anybody
Boston Herald: Caroline Kennedy: Pampered wannabe pol plays the victim card
Politico: More Caroline: Spoke to Hillary, won't run if not selected
American Thinker: What exactly is the Kennedy legacy?
Ross Douthat: New York, Swing State?
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy shares misty memories of Camelot

NYT: Chief Judge Is Retiring, Leaving Trail of Successes for Women on the Bench
Albany TU: Kaye exits 'role of a lifetime'
Albany TU: A sampling of the Kaye Court's rulings and dissents

NY Post: City Pension Nightmare

Daily News: President Bush's photo op with Robert Toussie was at home of city GOP'er

ILLINOIS



Time: An Illinois Dynasty Versus Blagojevich
AP: Blagojevich Panel Declines to Subpoena 2 Obama Aides
AP: Fitzgerald asks panel not to subpoena Obama aides
AP: Corruption crisis creates confusion in Illinois
Chicago Tribune: Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer criticized by lawmakers
Daily Herald: One thing Gov. Blagojevich hasn't done is raise taxes

FLORIDA

Hot Air: Will Jeb Run?
Orlando Sentinel: Jeb Bush proved he can lead with courage
Miami Herald: State proposes tough new rules for mortgage brokers

Florida TU: Speaker flap: Sansom must choose
Orlando Sentinel: How not to improve higher education

MINNESOTA

MinnPost: Bush pardon donor gave $4,600 to Coleman

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Tight squeeze as Rendell's term nears end
AP/Levy: Melting economy may dog Rendell's last 2 years

CALIFORNIA


Stockton Record: State government in need of overhaul
Sacramento Bee: Democrats say deal is 'very close'

TEXAS

KVUE: Minnesota race could affect Texas politics
WFAA: Spotlight may fall on Texas races for governor and Senate

Corpus Christi CT: Texas stands to gain four seats in Congress

Star-Telegram: Looking back at religion in 2008

OHIO

Cleve PD: Death of Republican computer strategist Michael Connell spurs conspiracy theories
BNN: Mayday Over Ohio: Another Rove Enemy Goes Down in Flames

Toledo Blade: Convicted coin dealer settles in at new confines in southeast Ohio

VIRGINIA

WaPo: In Northern Va., a Republican Brigadoon

GEORGIA

AP/Bluestein: Dire economy is top Ga. story
LA Times: How 4 weeks changed the Georgia Senate race

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: A year of scrutiny for the LDS Church

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/LaCorte: When times get tough, state's initiatives at risk

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Pension Fight Signals What Lies Ahead

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Ford blasts Corker on negotiations

MASSACHUSETTS

AP/LeBlanc: Mass. GOP looks for opening in political travails

MONTANA

Missoulian: State GOP chairman Erik Iverson resigns

LOUISIANA

Washington Times: State must list gay dads on birth certificate

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December 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES







NATIONAL

NYT: Blagojevich Defense Wants Top Obama Aides to Testify
Bloomberg: Blagojevich Impeachment Panel Split on Subpoena for Obama Aides
Politico: Obama, team lawyered up for inquiries
NYT: Obama Follows a Tradition of Testifying for Prosecutors
LA Times: Now, feds probe Gov. Richardson of Obama Cabinet for 'pay-to-play'
Times UK: Doubts increase over Barack Obama's ambitious spending promises
Politico: Locals bear gifts for Obama
Bloomberg: Spending Doubled as Obama Led First Billion-Dollar Race in 2008
NY Post: American in awe of O: Survey
WSJ: Rick Warren, Obama and the Left

Fox: UAW Keeps $6 Million Golf Course for Members at $33 Million Lakeside Retreat

Telegraph UK: George W Bush: winning the war on terror
Fox: Clemency Requests Pile Up as Bush Prepares to Leave Office

CQ Politics: Cantor is Rising Star in GOP Ranks
CQ Politics: Henry Waxman, Savvy Operator with New Power Base
Hill: Green gladly sheds ethics panel burden
Hill: Reapportionment to benefit Sun Belt

CNN: Sarah Palin understands small-town America

WSJ: Theodore Roosevelt Was No Conservative

Lawrence Summers: Obama's Down Payment: A Stimulus Must Aim for Long-Term Results
NYT: Burning Coal at Home Is Making Comeback
NYT: Editorial: The Gas Tax
NYT: Editorial: Curbing Credit Card Predators
WSJ: A Rigged Auction Derailed: Team Obama is already meddling with wireless markets
Bill Simon: A Conservative Philanthropist Looks to the Future



Hill: Ideology steers RNC chairman race
WaPo: Republican's Gift Held Racial Parody of Obama
WaPo: From RNC Chair Hopeful, A Provocative Holiday CD
Hill: RNC candidate distributes controversial Obama song
CNN: RNC chairman candidate defends 'Barack the Magic Negro' song
Tennessean: GOP candidate defends 'Magic Negro' song
Memphis Flyer: RNC Hopeful Saltsman in Hot Water Over "Magic Negro" Lyric
Daily News: Saltsman, RNC chairmanship hopeful, defends 'Barack the Magic Negro' CD
Politico: GOP paralysis, or generation gap?

RedState: Rebuilding the Party: The Technology
Hill: Norquist wades into RNC race
David Broder: The GOP Goes South

Hill: New rule prompts fears of guns at inauguration

NEW YORK


NY Post: Shel: I'm not slicing the pork
Albany TU: Bruno story closes one chapter

NY Post: Sweet Caroline: I'm set to serve
NYT: Kennedy Talks of Seeking Senate
Politico: Kennedy 'dismayed' by own voting record
AP/Neumeister: Kennedy tells AP she'll have to work twice as hard

NYT: Downturn Ends Building Boom in New York

Newsday: Pardon would have cleared way for scammer to re-enter real estate biz
Daily News: Photo surfaces of President Bush with father of housing scammer Isaac Toussie

Albany TU: Abrupt plea for Ortloff in child sex case
Plattsburgh PR: City Police wrap up Ortloff investigation
NY Post: Perv Pol keeps his pension

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: Gay Activists Boycott Backers of Prop 8

Mercury News: Voters may get chance to settle issue of Democrats' revenue gambit

ILLINOIS

WSJ: Reform Law Might Have Aided Blagojevich Scheme
Chicago Tribune: Illinois transportation projects sought as part of federal stimulus package

OHIO

WaPo: Like Many States, Ohio Reaches for A Lifeline

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist among possible entrants in race for Senate seat
AP/Lopez: The rise of Jeb the other Bush

PENNSYLVANIA

NYT: Pension Fight Signals What Lies Ahead
Daily News: Philadelphia Mayor's top staffers getting hefty salaries

NEVADA

WSJ: Sen. Reid Hits the Ground Running in Uphill Re-Election Bid

ALASKA

AP: Trooper Says Election Delayed Alaska Drug Case

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Republicans vow court fight over state budget information

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: The governor is playing games

LOUISIANA

AP/Kellman: Prosecutors to court: Stop delaying Jefferson's trial

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December 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES











NATIONAL

WSJ: Lessons From '92 Offer Hope to GOP
American Thinker: A rare bit of good news for the GOP
LA Times: Republicans are blinded by love
Fox: The Nine Lives of John Boehner
USA Today: Pull of lobbyists' revolving door: Salary vs. service
Washington Times: GOP meeting eyed for top RNC post hopefuls
Politico: Top 10 people we'll miss in 2009

WSJ: Retail Sales Plummet
NYT: Dollar Shift: Chinese Pockets Filled as Americans Emptied
NYT: Japans Industrial Output Drops Sharply
WSJ: The Economic News Isn't All Bleak
Washington Times: Bailout could cost taxpayers $100 billion

Chicago Tribune: Barack Obama's Lack of attendance at a Christmas service
Time: Going to Church on Christmas: A Vanishing Tradition
IHT: Obama testifies for federal prosecutors
WSJ: Obama's Secretary of Earmarks: His Transportation nominee is a spending superstar
WSJ: Obama Picks a Moderate on Education
AP/Kellman: Cabinet picks send states scrambling
Hill: Clintons exit could leave fundraising hole for Dems
USA Today: Poll: Obama is man Americans admire most
Washington Times: Obama plays tough game of basketball
American Thinker: Warning: What Liberal Change Looks Like After One Year
Mona Charen: Defending Rick Warren

AP: Ind. lawsuit challenges Obama's eligibility
Indianapolis Star: Hoosiers file suit challenging Obama's birth status

NYT: Expansion of Clinics Shapes a Bush Legacy
WSJ: Bush Is a Book Lover: A glimpse of what the president has been reading
American Thinker: The psychopathology of Bush hatred
Wes Pruden: Only 26 days left for Bush-bashing

NYT: A Father, a Son, and a Short-Lived Presidential Pardon
USA Today: Pardoned exec gave money to Bush campaign
NY Post: Mike, Gov hail Bush unpardon
Daily News: Toussies' trail a doozie: Bush missed half-century of corruption
Daily News: Dream homes of Toussie victims were nothing but nightmares
Salon: About that pardon...

NYT: Solar Meets Polar as Winter Curbs Clean Energy
NYT: Editorial: Getting Immigration Right
WSJ: Bridges to Everywhere: Making Ted Stevens jealous

Peggy Noonan: A Year for the Books: Mother Teresa's secret, & other revelations from 2008

NEW YORK

NY Post: LMDC now Shel's own 'Pork Farm"
Buffalo News: Paterson gambles on boosting revenues: Critics seek risks of more addiction
AP: Gov's health-coverage boost

Daily News: Lack of donations to city, state Dems may hurt Caroline Kennedy's bid
AP/Matthews: Kennedy quiet about wealth
Daily News: Gov. Paterson: No hasty choice for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat
NY Post: Senate pick won't be a rush job: Gov

ILLINOIS

NPR: Illinois Republicans Seek Return To Power
East Dubuque Register: Senate Dems block special election
AP/Hawkins: Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff
Daily News: Gov. Blagojevich goes after subpoena for Emanuel
AP: Blago's on a Rahm-page

MINNESOTA



Reuters: Senate race in Minnesota remains undecided
Human Events: Franken Leads, Court Battle Is On In Minnesota Senate Race

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: Donor Disclosure Downsides: Supporters of California's Prop. 8 have faced a backlash
WSJ: Targeting the Wasteful, Activists Seek End to California's Waste Board

FLORIDA



Politico: Jeb Bush poised for Florida Senate run

Palm Beach Post: Don't raid the Chiles fund

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgian gets GOPs attention

OHIO

Huffington Post: The Intriguing Death Of Top GOP Consultant Michael Connell
Canton Rep: Federal agencies examining deadly Lake Township plane crash

OKLAHOMA

WSJ: Still Oklahoma's Most Wanted: AG leads posse chasing critics of government

NEVADA

Review Journal: Republican urges party to put up fight

VERMONT

Times Argus: Sen. Doyle picked as Republican minority leader

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December 25, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES







NATIONAL

Ann Coulter: My Triumph Over Kwanzaa!
Pat Buchanan: On the Death of Deep Throat
Hans Von Spakovsky: A Christmas Tale -- 1919

Politico: Jindal in 2012?

WaPo: Bush Revokes Pardon Of GOP Donors' Relative
LA Times: Bush withdraws fast-track pardon
NYT: Pardon Lasts Just a Day for Developer in Fraud Case
CNN: Bush orders pardon re-examined
Bloomberg: Bush Cancels Pardon After Campaign Donation Disclosed
Newsday: Bush withdraws pardon of Brooklyn developer
Daily News: Finally, justice is in the house, say victims of scammer Isaac Toussie

CNET: Newsweek asks design firms to "resurrect the Republican brand"
NYT: White House Divergence After 8 Years
WSJ: How Bush Can Transcend the Shoe Thrower

NYT: Federal Cases of Stock Fraud Drop Sharply

Fox: Senate Could Reject Illinois Appointment, Minnesota Victor

Politico: Republicans staffers plan for inauguration

Hill: Duncan tenure at issue in RNC race

NEW YORK

NY Post: Tax-wary NYers lose love of Gov

NYT: Paterson Says There Is No Front-Runner for Clintons Senate Seat
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy is no front-runner, peeved Gov. Paterson pledges
NY Post: Gov gets testy over 'Sen. Caroline' grill
Buffalo News: Kennedy feels sharp elbows in rocky start
AP: Schlossberg feeling N.Y. backlash

Daily News: Court Hands Senate Dems, Gennaro A Holiday Gift
NYT: Editorial: Aim That Shoe at Albany

ILLINOIS

Bloomberg: Blagojevich Probe Expands to Include Prison Closing
McClatchy: Report: Governor wanted Cabinet post

MINNESOTA

Hill: Coleman: Lawsuit a virtual certainty
Fox: Minn. Court Denies Coleman Bid to Toss Duplicate Ballots
Star Tribune: Coleman suffers setback in court

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Lavish spending is not the culprit in California budget crisis
WaPo: Calif. Court Limits What Samaritans Can Safely Do

TEXAS

KDBC: Lawmakers say Texas needs statewide smoking ban

FLORIDA

AP/Kaczor: Florida gov says gambling deal has little chance
Orlando Sentinel: The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

VIRGINIA

WaPo: GOP Aiming to Plant Seeds of Its Resurgence in Va. Governor's Race

MISSOURI

Post-Dispatch: Is the tone in state politics bipartisanship or bye, Blunt?
KC Star: Blunt settles dispute over e-mails

ALASKA

American Thinker: More Shennanigans Charged in Stevens' Criminal Case

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December 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES





NATIONAL

Smoking Gun: Obama Interviewed In Blagojevich Probe
Washington Times: Feds interview Obama on 'pay-to-play'
NY Post: Obama got a Fed Quiz on Blago
ABC: Obama Was Interested in Senate Successor After All

Politico: Emanuel the only aide to talk with Blago
Chicago Tribune: Report: No 'quid pro quo' on Obama seat
Greg Craig Report: Transition Staff Contacts with the Governors Office (.pdf)
NYT: Obama Report Outlines Talks on Senate Seat
WSJ: Audit Finds Obama Staff Had No Improper Contact With Blagojevich
Chicago Sun-Times: Report: Top Obama aide talked to Blago
NYT: No Improper Contact With Governor, Says Obama Report
WaPo: Obama team releases report on contacts with Blagojevich
Daily News: Obama aide Emanuel had multiple talks with Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, aides
AP/Pickler: Obama, 2 aides met with Blagojevich investigators
NYT: For Now, Obama Proves to Be Elusive Target for G.O.P.
WaPo: Blagojevich's Tentacles

CNN: Former Clinton administration official guilty of child porn (H/T Clinton Update)
WSJ: A member of John Kerry's "band of brothers" pleads guilty to possessing child porn
WSJ: Clinton's Donor List Raises Lots of Questions

WSJ: Biden Vows No Stimulus Earmarks
WSJ: Defense Spending Would Be Great Stimulus
WaPo: 'Green' Jobs Compete for Stimulus Aid
WSJ: Blunt Talk by Health-Care Leader
WSJ: Get Ready for a Lost Decade
WSJ: An Ethanol Bailout?
WaPo: SEC Chief Defends His Restraint: Cox Rebuffs Criticism of Leadership During Crisis
WaPo: UAW Vows to Fight Salary Concessions
NYT: Nearly the End of the Line for S.U.V.s

Esquire: Why Obama Really Might Decriminalize Marijuana
WaPo: Obama Administration May Look to Tie Food Assistance to Improved Nutrition
WaPo: Obama Fills More Key National Security Slots
Washington Times: Climate czar left no electronic trail: Browner refused to use e-mail
Hill: Cabinet appointees donated heavily to Obama

US News: Did McCain Botch the Sarah Palin Pick?

Guardian UK: Republican contenders finally find voice: as radio talk hosts

CBS: Republican IT Guru Dies In Plane Crash

Washington Times: Bush pardons 19, commutes 1 sentence
NYT: A New Spotlight on Libby, the Name Not on the Pardon List
American Thinker: WSJ: Pardon Libby
Boston Globe: Pardon is given man who aided Israel
Miami Herald: Miami 'unsung hero' pardoned
KSL: Utah man pardoned by President Bush
McClatchy: Clovis woman gets presidential pardon
Daily News: President Bush pardons Brooklyn home scammer
AP: List: 20 people granted a pardon or a commutation

Mark McKinnon: The Problem With the GOP Is... Me

Hill: RNC members push for special meeting
Washington Times: GOP hopefuls focus on reform: RNC candidates cite change

American Thinker: A lump of coal in our stockings: States to levy a bevy of new taxes

Politico: Bret to succeed Brit on Fox
AP: Bret Baier replacing Hume on Fox evening newscast



NEW YORK

NY Post: Shel Shocker: Beware Caroline, He Warns Gov
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy is just Hizzoner's pet, Sheldon Silver hints
NYT: Resistance to Kennedy Grows Among Democrats
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy: The $100M Woman
John Fund: Sweet Caroline: David Paterson gets his marching orders
Newsday: New Yorkers split on Caroline Kennedy
AP: Aide: Kennedy will back Dems' pick for NYC mayor
Albany TU: Paterson cant wait for Clinton appointment
Politico: Kennedy education record at issue
Hill: Kennedy, Cuomo top poll for Clinton seat
Fox: Selection Beats Election for Silent Caroline Kennedy
CQ Politics: Snared That Senate Appointment? Good Luck!

NY Post: 'Ex" factor enraged Hiram: Cops
NY Post: Biz card made Hiram a 'slasher'

Newsday: Paterson bemoans commission's choices for Appeals Court

Buffalo News: Parole Board chief arraigned on felony counts for stealing computer
Albany TU: Ex-parole board chair going to court after all

Albany TU: Ex-Assembly aide rejects plea offer

NYT: Mayor Bloomberg Taps Old Antagonist to Aid His Re-election Effort

ILLINOIS

USA Today: 'Gov. Ditka' has an intriguing ring to it

NYT: Illinois Panel Asked to Limit Blagojevich Inquiry
Chicago Tribune: Prosecutor won't aid impeachment panel

Chicago Tribune: Lisa Madigan denies asking for Senate seat

CQ Politics: Insider or Outsider in Race to Succeed Emanuel?



MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: State Supreme Court weighs possibility of doubled-counted votes
NYT: New Congress Likely to Meet Before Ruling in Minnesota
AP/Bakst: Minnesota won't have new senator before 2009
Star Tribune: More time sought to count ballots in Minn. Senate race
Hill: Panel nixes Coleman effort to rehash challenges
Politico: Coleman speaks!

AP: Trial date set on federal RNC-related charges

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: No budget solution likely before Christmas
WaPo: Calif. Budget Crisis Has a Familiar Ring
AP/Lin: Schwarzenegger, Dems try to find budget compromise
LA Times: Assembly leader sees opportunity in the state's crisis
Sacramento Bee: Governor presses to expedite transportation projects
LA Times: Another shot taken at the two-thirds rule

CNN: Child porn investigation catches California lawyer

ALASKA

AP: Stevens witness says he would not have testified if he didn't think he had immunity

TEXAS

Politico: Lone Star State to pick up 3 seats
Houston Chronicle: Other states fueling most Texas growth

Dallas MN: Leppert downplays run at Hutchison's possible vacant Senate seat

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: N.C. draws people despite the economy

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida's new first lady makes public debut

MICHIGAN

WSJ: Michigan Governor Fights for Big 3 -- and Her Future

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Kaine Relative Eyed for U.S. Attorney Job
Virginian-Pilot: Those against cigarette tax are mum on alternatives

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Elections revamp spotlights secretary of state post

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Post: Dodd deflects question on mortgages



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December 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES









NATIONAL

CA GOP Chairman Ron Nehring: Road back for GOP

WSJ: Conservative Snobs Are Wrong About Palin
LA Times: Sarah Palin reveals her biggest lesson from defeat
CBS: Palin: I Should Have Done More Interviews
Anchorage DN: Palin invited to speak at conservative gathering
Politico: Sarah for Senate?
Hartford Courant: Sarah Palin Fans In Connecticut Hold On To Hope
Human Events: Interview With Sarah Palin
American Spectator: Evidence that Palin is a potent political force continues to mount

NYT: Obama Is to Report on Blagojevich Contacts
WSJ: Report Arrives on Obama-Blagojevich Staff Contacts
WaPo: Obama report on Blagojevich contacts set for release Tuesday
Washington Times: Obama wants Bush war team to stay
EJ Dionne: A Gamble for Obama . . . And a Risk for Rick Warren, Too
Time: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
Daily News: Marc Rich pardon shouldn't bar Eric Holder from AG job, sez prosecutor
CQ Politics: Bushs Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey Endorses Holder
USA Today: Timing and luck crucial for seat on high court

NYT: Clinton Moves to Widen Role of State Dept.
NYT: Clinton Is Out $13 Million She Lent Campaign
WaPo: Clinton won't seek recovery of millions she loaned campaign

NYT: In Budget Crises, States Reluctantly Halt Road Projects
Washington Times: States set to impose bevy of new taxes

NYT: Editorial: The World According to Cheney
NYT: Bush v. Gore Set to Outlast Its Beneficiary
WSJ: Bush and Scooter Libby: The former White House aide deserves a full pardon
WaPo: Bush Visits Injured Soldiers at Walter Reed
Rick Moran: The simple human decency of George Bush
Politico: Regrets? Bush has too few to mention

Portland BJ: Fred Thompson to replace O'Reilly on radio
Reuters: Fred Thompson lands daily radio show



Newt Gingrich: Christmas Night, 1776

NEW YORK








NY1: State GOP calls for Monserrate to delay taking office
Daily News: Hiram Monserrate's supporters say 'accident' was confrontation over drugs
Gothamist: Alleged Reason Behind Monserrate's Assault on GF
Gawker: Face-Slasher Supporters: Galpal's Drugs Made Him Do It!
Daily News: Hiram Monserrate's girlfriend pushes prosecutors to drop assault charges
NY Observer: Monserrate Undeterred by Calls to Step Aside
Albany TU: Golden introduces resolution to keep out Monserrate
Gawker: Face-Slashing State Senator-To-Be Also Big-Time Scientologist!

NYT: Kennedy Declines to Make Financial Disclosure
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy gives inadequate answers to policy questions
Daily News: Bloomberg defends Caroline as replacement for Hillary Clinton's senate seat
WaPo: The Case for Caroline Kennedy
College News: Senator Peter King would revive the Republican brand

NY Post/Dicker: Keep the flak jacket, Dave

Albany TU: Judge-elect furor

Albany TU: Mearas bipartisan senate gets

ILLINOIS

NYT: Impeachment Panel Hears of Blagojevich Fund-Raising

Record: Second chance for the Illinois GOP

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: State high court hears fight over duplicates
Hill: GOP recount guru advises Coleman
AP/Condon: Franken holds lead over Coleman, but it's not over
Minneapolis ST: Senate recount: Franken leads but margin narrows
Minneapolis ST: Recount: No hanging chads, but plenty of hang-ups
Politico: Franken leading Coleman by 48 votes
Daily News: Empty seat in senate grim prospect as election wrangling goes on
NewsMax: ACORN, Soros Linked to Franken Vote Grab

Minneapolis ST: John Marty hints at run for governor in two years

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell's top aide on health care to step down

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: Governor, Dems negotiating in private on budget
LA Times: Unions sue Schwarzenegger over mandatory days off
AP/Lin: Official says Calif. could be broke in 2 months

TEXAS

El Paso Times: Race for Texas House Speaker remains murky
KVUE: Next Texas House Speaker still uncertain

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Who will claim Martinez's U.S. Senate seat? How the contenders match up

Palm Beach Post: Florida high court politics now officially out of control
St. Petersburg Times: Lawyers see political ploy in nomination to high court

News-Press: Crist visits Fla. unemployment agency, defends policies

OHIO

AP/Majors: Ohio watchdog: Ex-AG spent campaign funds on pals
Cleveland PD: Inspector general blasts Marc Dann for misspent money

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: More are saying so long to Michigan

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginia GOP's Tobacco Love Affair
Media General: Goodlatte To Be No. 2 Republican on Judiciary

COLORADO

WSJ: Colorado Tightens Reins on Energy Extraction

MISSOURI

KC Star: Next Missouri governor wants stimulus program to launch quickly

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: GOP lawmakers criticize Sanford for not yet requesting federal jobless aid
AP/Adcox: SC senator fined by Federal Election Commission

TENNESSEE

Knoxville NS: State GOP prepares for vote on officers
Tennessean: GOP gets one comptroller candidate

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Monitor: Vindictive prosecution alleged in phone case



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December 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES











NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Sets Fast Pace for Transition
WSJ: Obama Increases Jobs Goal to Three Million
WSJ: Democrats Try to Lower Expectations
Washington Times: Obama team's books are a look at the future?

WSJ: Cheney Says Congress Failed in Detroit Rescue Effort
William Kristol: Cheney: Popularity Isnt Everything
Fox: Cheney Mocks Biden, Defends Rumsfeld in 'FOX News Sunday' Interview
Politico: Cheney and Biden trade shots
AP: Cheney defends fight on terrorism, time in office
Bloomberg: Cheney Says Loans to GM, Chrysler Are Best Course
Washington Times: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately
Mike Lupica: I'll be thrilled to see you go, Dick Cheney

Dick Morris: Clinton Donors Are Massive Conflict of Interest

Telegraph UK: Barack Obama aide demanded Senate seat for President-elect's friend
Politico: Obama to absolve Emanuel in gov. scandal
Ashville CT: Troubling questions for Obama team
Chicago Tribune: Obama Blago report to clear Rahm
Chicago ST: Obama to reveal Blago contacts
American Thinker: Obama Report says Rahmbo only spoke with Blago once - ABC

WSJ: Biden Is Asked to Aid Middle Class
WaPo: An $850 Billion Challenge
NYT: Biden Defends Expanded Recovery Plan
WSJ: Quantum of Solis: Big labor wants Obama to dilute union disclosure rules
WaPo: LaHood for Transportation? It Wasn't That Long a Stretch
Houston Chronicle: Federal energy policy shift likely to be seismic

NYT: At the Front of a Potential Senate Fight
WaPo: Views Diverge on How To Recast Fannie, Freddie
NYT: More Firms Cut Labor Costs Without Layoffs
WaPo: Trade Barriers Toughen With Global Slump
WSJ: Washington Is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Chapman: The Growing Case for Inflation
George Will: Bush Stretches Executive Powers Again

AP: Cheney: Palin no lock to be GOP nominee in 2012
Paul Mulshine: What's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom?
American Spectator: Attention, Palin Haters

Politico: WH accuses Times of 'gross negligence'
Hill: White House rips New York Times story
WSJ: Bush on His Record

NYT: With Stevenss Fall, Pipeline for Lobbyists Shuts Off

Politico: The rise of Newt-world
PoliGazette: Newt Gingrich: Republican Grandfather
NYT: For Conservative Radio, Its a New Dawn, Too
Cook Report: More Losses For Senate Republicans?

WSJ: Limbaugh Is Right on the Fairness Doctrine

Politico: Sunday shows focus on foreign affairs

ABC: Young Republicans Taking Obama's Win as Cue to Change Course of GOP

NEW YORK


NY Post/Dicker: LI Rep Israel gets face time in Sen. bid
CBS: N.Y. Republicans Slam Caroline Kennedy
Bloomberg: Kennedys Fitness for Senate Questioned by New York Lawmakers
Newsday: Is Caroline Kennedy like Sarah Palin?
Hill: Ackerman compares Caroline Kennedy to Palin
AP: Some Dems question Caroline Kennedy's experience

Newsday: Rep. Israel, Gov. Paterson make surprise visit to Iraq
NYT: Paterson Visits Troops in Iraq, and Cites Surge Progress
Buffalo News: Gov. Paterson lands in Baghdad for surprise visit
NYT: Governor Paterson Travels to Iraq

NYT: On Pension Proposals, Paterson Takes Tactic From the Past

Albany TU: Government not shrinking with population

ILLINOIS



Chicago Tribune: Fundraiser seeks immunity in Blagojevich probe
Chicago ST: What really happened with Jackson Jr., feds
Daily Herald: Talk is cheap, but it still can be a crime
WaPo: Secret Tapes Helped Build Graft Cases In Illinois
WaPo: Report on Blagojevich Ties to Be Out Soon
AP/Wills: Ill. impeachment panel awaits word from prosecutor
WSJ: The Best Fitzmas Ever?
American Thinker: Blago's Auction

MINNESOTA

CNN: Minnesota Senate recount to resume this week

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: The soft corruption of Harrisburg's slush fund

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Governor and Democrats should push for a win in budget battle
Sacramento Bee: Budget talks by videophone
Sacramento Bee: Editorial: A most uncertain time and state
LA Daily News: The toll of bad budget decisions

LA Times: Schwarzenegger reveals tricks of the trade on '60 Minutes'

American Spectator: A Good Attorney (General) Is Hard to Find

Hill: Crowded race for Solis seat looms

TEXAS

San Antonio Express: Democrats so far ignoring 2010 governors election
San Antonio Express: Texas AG being asked if cities can ban dog breeds

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Should Jeb Bush run or not for Senate?
Orlando Sentinel: Source: Mack "extremely likely" to enter U.S. Senate fray
Miami Herald: New appellate judge says he never forgets

OHIO

Cleveland PD: Republican consultant Michael Connell's death in plane crash probed
Aero-News: Republican IT Expert Lost In Ohio Saratoga Crash
Canton Rep: Pilot in plane crash had connections to White House
Telegraph UK: George Bush aide dies in plane crash

Toledo Blade: 'Joe the Plumber' pens memoir on his life, his dream

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Warner earned reputation for independence

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News: Travails of the Arkansas Republican

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Corzine: Economy a hurdle in 2009 re-election run

SOUTH CAROLINA

NYT: A Reeling City Is a Snapshot of Economic Woes

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