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December 14, 2008



AP: Palin's Church Severely Damaged by Arson
AP/D'Oro: Chief: Gov. Palin's home church damaged by arson
LA Times: Services today moved as suspicious fire wrecks Sarah Palin's church
NYDN: Suspicious fire burns Palin's Alaska church
CNN: Fire hits Palin's church in Alaska
Alaska Dispatch: Palin's church catches fire, raising suspicions of a vengeful act
Anchorage DN: Powell on Palin: 'I just don't think she contributed to the ticket at this time'

WaPo: Stimulus Package To First Pay for Routine Repairs

Times UK: Senate scandal snares Obamas chief aide
Washington Times: Obama 'advisor' in scandal unidentified
AP/Yost: Role as Obama adviser might force Holder as AG to withdraw from overseeing Chicago probe
LA Times: Senate Republicans seek to delay hearings on Holder as attorney general
Chicago Tribune: Some Republicans balk at attorney-general pick
NYT: Uncertainty on Obama Education Plans
Sun-Sentinel: Republicans criticize Obama
Charles Krauthammer: Nothing middle-of-the-road about president-elect's vision
Larry Elder: Obama likable, but that's not enough
American Thinker: Axelrod, the Obama team, and political corruption
Michael Barone: Chicago Politics Stains Obama
IBD: Obamacized GOP
Politico: Inauguration donor info released

WSJ: Editorial: Mitch McConnell's Finest Hour
WaPo: Views on Auto Aid Fall On North-South Divide
Las Vegas Sun: With stand on bailout, GOP signals priorities
McClatchy: Auto bailout's defeat shows Senate Minority Leader McConnell still has leverage
NRO: Detroit in Denial
Daily Collegian: Groups look to future of Republican Party

Politico: HUD pick foresaw subprime crisis in '04
AP/Elliott: Obama names NY housing commissioner to head HUD
WSJ: Obama Names HUD Secretary

NY Post: Bronx pol Adolfo Carrion will head urban policy

WSJ: 'Cow Tax' Uproar Underscores Greenhouse-Gas Divide
Atlanta JC: Pickens touts gas proposal
Kristof: Food Secretary?

NYT: Lobbyist Associated With Abramoff Pleads Guilty

LA Times: Resurrecting the moderate Republican
NYT: Clinton impeachment: The Lasting Effects of Political Poison

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


NYT: Emanuel Had Contact With Governor’s Office on Senate Seat
NYDN: Rahm Emanuel gave a wishlist for Senate
Chicago Tribune: Rahm Emanuel talked with governor's office about who should fill Obama's Senate seat
Politico: GOP Blago hit: A Dem a day
Chicago Tribune: Uncomfortable spotlight shone on Patti Blagojevich
Chicago ST: What to do? Gov meets with top defense lawyer
Chicago ST: Tapes have potential witnesses speaking out
Chicago ST: Blago could decide future by Monday

AP: Protesters call for Jackson Jr. resignation
Chicago ST: What's next for Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Essence: The back story of Valerie Jarrett
AP/Johnson: Scandal puts Quinn, Madigan in limelight
AP/Johnson: Disgraced Illinois governor meets with defense lawyer
NYDN: Rod Blagojevich shops for a lawyer

Chicago Tribune: Lake County sheriff expected to make party switch to GOP official Monday


AP/Gormley: Smith reaches out to GOP for votes
NYDN: Malcolm Smith hits back over plot to oust him as majority leader
AP/Gormley: Smith on rocks, promises Democratic Sen. majority
Fulton Valley News: New York State Senate could see repeat of 1964

NY Post: Caroline 'horns' in: Hard lobbying in push for Hill's seat
Buffalo News: Speculation surrounds Kennedys possible run
NYDN: Key Hillary friends oppose Caroline Kennedy for N.Y.'s Senate seat
Newsday: Peter King could be spoiler in race for Clinton seat
NYT: Truman, Dewey and a Pick for Senate

Albany TU: Cuomo's plan faces pride angle

NYT: A Champion of Wall St. Reaps the Benefits

AP: Paterson signs bag recycling bill

NYDN: Why Bloomberg's third attempt will be a mess


Sacramento Bee: GOP hangs tight on taxes as red ink rises
SF Chronicle: Budget crisis may lead to $40 billion deficit
AP/Thompson: Calif. lawmakers get paid despite budget meltdown
Washington Times: Grim California deficit horizon


FtWorth ST: Former secretary of state Roger Williams announces Senate exploratory cmte
Houston Chronicle: White eyes Hutchison's U.S. Senate seat


Miami Herald: Keep the honeymoon short, governor
Miami Herald: Politician's ties to college president raises questions
St. Petersburg Times: Sansom's new job puts strain on GOP
St. Petersburg Times: Should Jeb run or not? Let's count up
Orlando Sentinel: Big spending clouds future for cigar-loving GOP boss
Tallah Dem: Florida budget crunch seen by some as an opportunity to shrink government


Columbus Dispatch: Brown, Voinovich heap criticism on auto bailout collapse
Toledo Blade: Ohio's leaders ask White House to speed bailout


Traverse City RE: Rep. Camp to lead GOP on Ways and Means


Virginian-Pilot: La. Gov. Jindal lends endorsement in Virginia governor's race
AP: Moran Resigns Va. House to Run for Governor


Philadelphia Inquirer: State targets Fumo charity on spending
Philadelphia Daily News: Governor Wannabes Work PA Society
Politico: Rendell: Matthews is the 'strongest Democratic candidate'
FrontPage: Softball with Chris Matthews


Minneapolis ST: Coleman asks court to intervene in rejected absentee ballot count
American Thinker: How to steal a senate seat
Time: Franken vs. Coleman: Still Counting in Minnesota
WaPo: In Senate Recount, Two Decisions Help Minnesota Democrat Franken


WaPo: After the Storm, Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
Hill: Rep. Jefferson suffers another legal blow


Rocky Mountain News: Key Republican giving up seat to tend to business


AP: District of Columbia judge temporarily lifts Sen. Ted Stevens' law license


Lexington HL: Auto bailout's defeat stings in Ky.


December 13, 2008



WSJ: Detroit Gets Access to Bailout Funds
NYT: White House Ready to Aid Auto Industry
WSJ: White House Shifts as Auto Rescue Stalls
WaPo: White House Considers Using Wall Street Rescue Money to Aid Automakers
NYT: White House Open to Using Bailout Money to Aid Detroit
NYT: U.A.W. at Center of Dispute Over Bailout
AP/Kellman: Sen. Corker faults White House on failed auto plan
Washington Times: Automaker bill failure sparks GOP intra-party war
LA Times: Automakers fail to cash in on big GOP donations
NYT: U.A.W. Chief and Senator Gain From Face-Off
WaPo: UAW Condemns GOP for Scuttling Bailout
LA Times: Auto bailout's death seen as a Republican blow at unions
WaPo: Editorial: Bailout Roulette: The auto industry's last chance for a rescue

NYT: Pensions Get a Reprieve in Congress

WSJ: Meatier Stimulus Plan in Works

NYT: New York Housing Chief Picked for Slot in Cabinet
WaPo: Obama Names N.Y. Housing Commissioner to Head HUD
NYDN: City's housing boss, Shaun Donovan, may become nation's housing boss

WSJ: Obama Team Woos GOP to Ease Way for Agenda
NYT: Obama to Hear Panel on Changes to War Powers Act
NYT: Atop Capitals Guest Lists, an Outsider

NYT: G.O.P. Sounds Theme of Democrats: Ethics

WSJ: Key Lawmakers Ask FCC Chair Not to Make Decisions

CNN: GOP warned to embrace technology or face 'suicide'
National Journal: Q&A: Saul Anuzis


NYT: Suburban Democrats Crave State Senate Clout
Albany TU: Senate GOP: transition ongoing

NY Post/Dicker: Hill ally: Caroline not ready for Senate
Albany TU: Velzquez take herself out of the running

Buffalo News: Illuzzi site can be a bit of a sticky PR web


SF Chronicle: GOP leaders unmoved after meeting governor
LA Times: California GOP leader expressed support for vehicle license fee hike, sources say


Dallas MN: Rick Perry-Kay Bailey Hutchison battle fuels tensions among Texas Republicans
Dallas MN: Kay Hutchison likes her chances against Perry
UPI: Hutchison slams Texas GOP leadership
AP: Williams joins race for US Senate seat

Dallas MN: Making the case for keeping Texas Republican


WSJ: Opponents Mount Last Stand on Everglades Plan

AP: Panel to reconsider Fla. Supreme Court nominees
Tampa Tribune: Editorial: Base Judicial Picks On Merit

Tampa Tribune: Crist-Rome wedding photos
Orlando Sentinel: Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Crist
St. Petersburg Times: It's Gov. and Mrs. Charlie Crist
Tallahassee Democrat: Governor and bride wed with family, politicos, celebrities
Miami Herald: Who's coming? Some names have leaked
Tallahassee Democrat: Crist's wedding to be a cold one
Sarasota HT: Live blog of Crist wedding

NYT: A Local Elections Results Raise Major Questions on Race


Chicago Tribune: Madigan to court: Remove Blagojevich
WSJ: State Attorney General Seeks to Strip Governor of Powers
WaPo: Illinois Attorney General Asks High Court to Remove Governor
NYT: Illinois Official Moves to Force Governor Out
NYT: Take 2 Leading Officials; Add Hostility
NYT: Blagojevich Defies Calls for His Resignation
WSJ: Blagojevich and Union Have Longstanding Ties

AP/Pickler: Republicans criticize Obama aides' silence
AP/Pickler: Sources: Emanuel not target of Illinois probe


NYT: Last Phase May Be Approaching in Minnesota Recount
CBS: Franken Gets A Boost
AP/Bakst: Al Franken gets boosts in Minn. Senate recount


Columbus Dispatch: Ohio's senators praise Bush for move to aid automakers
Cleveland PD: Governor Strickland releases a bleak Ohio budget outlook


NYT: City of Detroit, Buckling Under Repeated Blows, Sustains Another Hit
AP/Karoub: Many in Michigan mad at collapse of auto bailout


Southern Political Report: Virginia: Poll Shows Close Governors Race


December 12, 2008



NYT: Senate Abandons Automaker Bailout Bid
WaPo: Auto Bailout Talks Collapse as Senate Deadlocks Over Wages
WSJ: Shelby, South Lead Resistance to Rescue
WaPo: The Players in the Senate
WaPo: Junior senator takes wheel in U.S. auto aid stakes
WaPo: What Was On the Table
Politico: Auto bailout vote puts GOP in harm's way
NYT: Asian Markets Sink on Auto Bailout Collapse
AP: How they voted: Senate roll vote on $14B auto bailout
WSJ: House's Auto Bill Comes Under Republican Fire
NYT: Republicans Float Auto Bailout Alternative
Hill: McConnell puts Bush in a tight spot
Detroit FP: Levin: Democrats unlikely to accept deep UAW concessions
CQ Politics: Auto Plan at an Impasse in Senate

NYT: Daschle Will Lead Health Care Overhaul
Politico: Daschle will head up HHS
Politico: Daschle's wife avoids potential conflicts
WSJ: Browner's Husband Lobbied on Energy Issues
WaPo: When It Comes to Holder, Specter Has Reservations

Politico: Clinton selection could face court challenge

Peggy Noonan: Rectitude Chic: The first Christmas in the age of restraint

USA Today: A friendlier McCain visit with David Letterman
AP/Bauder: John McCain to Letterman: 'I don't want to talk about bleeping campaign

Politico: Hannity goes solo
Fox: FOX News Channel to Launch New Primetime Program

WaPo: RNC Field Sorts Itself Out
Politico: Duncan slightly favored for RNC chair


Fox: Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Spoke with Blagojevich About Senate Seat
WSJ: Blagojevich Thrived by Capitalizing on Connections
Politico: Obama to list staff contact with Blago
WSJ: Obama Says Staff Not Involved in Scandal
NYT: Obama Says He Never Spoke to Governor on Senate Seat
WSJ: Blagojevich Has $500,000 in Unpaid Legal Bills
ABC: How Did Feds Listen In on Blagojevich?
AP/Bellandi: Movement to impeach Illinois governor gains momentum
LA Times: While Barack Obama talks, Tony Rezko sings

Rush Limbaugh: Some Questions for Mr. Fitzgerald

John Fund: Who Will Govern Illinois? The power struggle to appoint a replacement

Michael Barone: Blagojevich, Stupidest Governor in the Country, Puts Obama in a Bad Light

Hill: Jackson now unlikely Obama replacement
Rasmussen: Madigan Is Illinois Favorite Now for Senate, Jacksons Support Plummets
AP/Webber: Contenders for Obama's Senate seat walk fine line after governor's arrest
Human Events: Unsung Hero Behind Blagojevich Arrest Could Fill Senate Seat


Newsday: Cuomo noncommittal on vying for Senate seat
NYT: A Newly Circumspect Cuomo’s Senate Tap Dance
Albany TU: Cuomo talks consolidation, jokes on Senate
Buffalo News: Cuomo backs law to reduce local boards and agencies
Buffalo News: Editorial: Cuomo for Senate
NY Post: Dem knock on Caroline
Politico: Not so sweet on Caroline
NYDN: Caroline Kennedy's fine, but a senator? Andrew Cuomo not so sure
Albany TU: NY political ceiling-breaker drops name in Senate hat

Albany TU: Senate majority drama endures

Albany TU: ‘Republican Star’ to talk party recovery

WSJ: Rangel Scandal Could Vex Obama


LA Times: California approves plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions
AP/Young: California adopts nation's most sweeping greenhouse gas rules

SF Chronicle: State deficit nearly $15 billion, governor says
AP/Lin: Schwarzenegger sees 'financial Armageddon'


WSJ: Perry: Carbon Caps 'Disastrous' for Texas
Dallas MN: Perry: Give me money to beat Kay 'Democrat Lite' Hutchison
Dallas MN: Cornyn Joins Ranks of GOP Senators Blocking Auto Bailout


Miami Herald: Gov. Crist’s wedding: ‘His power, her wealth’
Florida Today: Guests mum on Crist wedding details
Miami Herald: Crist isn't the first Florida governor to wed while in office
Palm Beach Post: Ex-Gov. Claude Kirk has little advice for Gov. Charlie Crist
Bradenton Herald: Crist wedding present features Manatee rancher

St. Petersburg Times: Florida House speaker keeps the dough, forfeits the authority


AP/Majors: Ohio governor presents bleak budget cut scenario
Toledo Blade: House passes bill to punish state workers for snooping databases
AP: Ohio Legislature pushing through asbestos bill


Detroit FP: Dave Camp to be top Republican on House Ways and Means Committee


Richmond TD: Republican Virginia congressman calls for bi-partisan transportation panel


Reading Eagle: Gerlach considering run for governor in 2010
Pittsburgh PG: Rep. Gerlach considers bid for governor's seat

Philadelphia Inquirer: The GOP lost its 'big tent'


Rasmussen: Georgia Voters Say Governor Not Doing Enough to Help Them Economically


CQ Politics: Minnesota Board Holds Key Meeting Friday on Disputed Senate Race
Hill: Franken vows to fight for seat


Charlotte Observer: McCrory won't run for mayor in 2009


December 11, 2008



NYT: House Passes Auto Rescue Plan
WaPo: Auto Bailout Clears House but Faces Hurdles in Senate
Washington Times: Senate GOP puts brakes on bailout
Hill: House approves autos package; Senate lacks votes
AP: House roll call: How they voted on $14B auto rescue bill
NYT: White House Struggles to Find G.O.P. Support for Auto Bailout
Boston Globe: Regional split at root of auto vote
Detroit FP: Senate Republicans voice opposition to weak auto rescue bill
AP/Davis: Republican senators voice opposition to auto aid
Hill: Polls show auto backers Voinovich, Bond vulnerable
NYT: Fighting Foreclosures, F.D.I.C. Chief Draws Fire
NYT: Blunt Advice for Treasury on Progress of the Bailout
WSJ: Democrats Push for Volcker as 'Car Czar'
AP/Yost: Before handouts, big firms bankrolled conventions
NY Post: Editorial: 27 Reasons to say 'No Bailout!'
NRO: Editorial: Subsidizing Failure

Reuters: GM, Ford shares decline after Shelby comments
Detroit FP: GM retiree launches anti-Shelby Web site

WSJ: Whitewashing Fannie Mae: Congress begins its self-absolution campaign

WSJ: Obama Picks Team to Guide Energy, Environment Agendas
Reuters: Obama taps LA official as environment council head
AP/Cappiello: Obama to name Lisa Jackson as first African-American to head EPA
Politico: Blagojevich questions censored on Transition site
NYT: Liberal Legal Group Is Following New Administrations Path to Power
Hill: Specter seeks to slow down Holder confirmation

Karl Rove: How the GOP Should Prepare for a Comeback
Dick Morris: Don't Fire Fitz
John Fund: Obama Was Mute on Illinois Corruption
AP/Seewer: Joe the Plumber:Appalled by McCain bailout support
WSJ: Poll Shows Obama Gains Support
Politico: GOP may seek Bill Clinton's testimony

Politico: Power play: Boehner's revenge
AP/Espo: Alaska's Don Young steps down as lead Republican on committee
Birmingham News: Bachus remains in top GOP job on House Financial Services Committee
Reuters: Top House bank panel Republican may be out-aides
AP/Margasak: House ethics committee hands GOP a gift by expanding probe of Rangel
Politico: Tough times for Republican job seekers
Politico: GOP resumes are piling up on Hill

WSJ: Political Favors at the FCC: Kevin Martin orders up another rigged spectrum auction

WSJ: RNC Chairman Duncan Is Seeking Re-Election
Washington Times: Duncan wants to keep RNC chairmanship
Hill: Duncan running to keep RNC job
CNN: Duncan announces RNC re-election bid
Louisville CJ: Duncan starts bid to keep GOP post
Lexington HL: GOP party chair tries for 2nd term
Life News: Mike Duncan Makes Republican Party Chairman Re-Election Bid Official
PolitickerKY: With KY behind him, Duncan makes re-election bid official; launches web site

John Fund: New Blood vs. Friends in High Places: For the RNC, what kind of 'conservative'?

CNS News: Michigan GOP Leader Throws Hat in Ring for RNC Chairmanship
Life News: Republican Party Chair Candidate Saul Anuzis Talks Abortion, Pro-Life Values

Tennessean: Saltsman acts to become national GOP chairman
Chattanoogan: Chip Saltsman Is Candidate For RNC Chairmanship
AHN: Chip Saltsman Launches Bid For RNC Chairmanship
Hill: Chip Saltsman launches bid to head RNC


NYT: Senate Accord Falls Apart, Putting Leadership in Question Again
Newsday: Talks for Smith to lead state Senate collapse
NYDN: Democrats may not gain control of New York state senate after all
AP/Virtanen: Smith: Deal off with dissident NY Senate Democrats
Albany TU: Deal for Senate control is in tatters
Buffalo News: Collapse of State Senate deal reopens infighting

Albany TU: Ousted judge under federal probe: Spargo faces possible charges

NYT: Paper-Ballot Count Ordered in Queens Race
AP/Gormley: NY court agrees to further recount in Senate race

NYDN: Mondello Compares Critics To 'Worms,' Announces Eristoff Commission

Albany TU: Senate weighs four-day school week to cut costs

NY Post/Dicker: Caroline 'equals J.Lo': Dem
AP/Gormley: Star power to give NY Senate question a long run

Hill: Fossella may be testing waters for post-conviction comeback


LA Times: Gov. Schwarzenegger: Budget gap has increased by $3.6 billion
WSJ: California Budget Deficit Grows Another $3.6 Billion
AP/Young: Calif. considers tough greenhouse gas restrictions


Dallas MN: How long should Hutchison keep voting?
AP/Shannon: Perry to push for more movie incentives


AP/Farrington: Fla. Gov. Crist to wed on Friday
Palm Beach Post: Former RPOF chairwoman endorses Greer


NYT: Obama Calls for Governor Under Siege to Step Down
American Spectator: The Tainting of the President-Elect
IHT: Obama team faces an early test of its ability to weather a storm
NYDN: Obama must explain Blago ties: Public needs to know what links him to Illinois gov
ABC: Obama Transition Web Site 'Open for Questions' -- Except on Blagojevich
Fox: Axelrod's Comment on Talk with Blagojevich Seems to Contradict Obama
Chicago ST: Scandal gives GOP a shot at Senate seat
CQ Politics: Proposed Special Election for Obamas Seat No Sure Thing for Dems
AP/Bellandi: Illinois leaders consider ousting embattled governor
NYDN: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife has her own baggage, too
Chicago Tribune: Obama and the curse of Illinois
Chicago Tribune: Quinn: Resign Rod, impeachment would be unhealthy for Illinois
NYT: Fitzgeralds Legal Strategy
Chicago Daily Herald: Republicans eyeing Senate seat for comeback
AP/Yost: From Valerie Plame case to taking down a governor
NYT: Senate Vacancies Leave a String of Sordid Tales
American Thinker: Democratic Party Scandal: How High Will It Go?
AP: Deputy governor Greenlee resigns

Washington Times: Jackson denies Senate bribe
WSJ: Graft Case Touches Jackson Jr.
NY Post: Jesse Jr. admits: I'm No. 5
NYDN: Jesse Jackson Jr. is 'Senate Candidate 5' in corruption charge against Blagojevich
Hill: Rep. Jesse Jackson says he didnt 'pay to play
CQ Politics: Obama Calls on Blagojevich To Resign as Jesse Jackson Jr. Denies Wrongdoing
Howard Fineman: What Jesse Jr. Wants


Ann Coulter: Minnesota ballots: Land of ten thousand fakes
Hill: Coleman asks for exclusion of ballots that can't be found
CQ Politics: No End in Sight in Minnesota Senate Recount
Politico: Another curious turn in the Minn. Senate race
Rasmussen: 67% of Minnesota Voters Expect Coleman to Win
Minneapolis ST: FBI investigating allegations against Coleman supporter


Cincinnati Enquirer: Poll: Strickland ahead for 2010: Portman has little name recognition
Cleveland PD: Poll shows Strickland's popularity slides, but no early challengers emerge
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland looks good, Voinovich shaky in new poll
Cleveland PD: Ohio mayors lobby for auto bailout
WaPo: Democrat Ekes Out House Race in Ohio
AP/Majors: Democrats pick up a House seat in central Ohio

Columbus Dispatch: Voinovich tells GOP senators: back bailout
Akron BJ: Ohio Senate passes bill on vote window


Detroit News: Michigan's Camp gets key congressional post


Star Exponent: State GOP reflects on election losses


AP/Schreiner: Ky. Sen. Bunning criticizes proposed auto bailout


AP/Lewis: Jindal says he's focused on 2011 re-election, not presidential bid
CNN: Democrat concedes Louisiana congress race


Arizona Daily Star: Give Brewer a chance, Napolitano says


Waverly News: Fahleson likely next state Republican chairman
NYT: Kerrey Gets Vote of No-Confidence at New School


December 10, 2008



NYT: Democrats and Bush Near Deal on Auto Bailout
WaPo: Vote on Detroit Bailout Nears: Measure Would Create Car Czar To Oversee Rescue
AP/Davis: Deal reached in principle on $15B auto bailout
NYT: Foreign Automakers Say Little in Aid Debate
NYT: White House Pushes for G.O.P. Support on Auto Bailout
WaPo: An Auto Industry Czar in the Offing
WSJ: Bush and Detroit: A bailout that won't enhance the Republican's legacy

NYT: Member of a Panel Overseeing the Financial Bailout Objects to Its Findings
WSJ: Lawmakers Grill Ex-GSE CEOs
NYT: Ex-Officer Faults Mortgage Giants for Orgy of Nonprime Loans
NYT: As F.H.A.s Role Grows, So Does the Risk of Fraud

Reuters: US Dems blast FCC Republican chief's management
AP/Tessler: House report finds leadership breakdown at FCC
WaPo: House Probe of FCC Finds "Egregious Abuses of Power"

Politico: Joe the Plumber: McCain 'appalled me'

WaPo: Browner to Take White House Energy and Environment Job
WaPo: Incoming WH Press Secretary Gibbs Prepping for His New Job

Politico: Dems fight for seat at redistricting table
Salon: The Republican comeback of 2010


Chicago ST: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich taken into federal custody
WSJ: Governor Is Arrested on Graft Charges
WaPo: FBI Says Illinois Governor Tried to Sell Senate Seat
NYT: Illinois Governor in Corruption Scandal
NYT: Editorial: The Strange Tale of Gov. Blagojevich
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Blagojevich's Arrest
DOJ: Blagojevich arrested on federal corruption charges (.pdf)
Hill: Clues to identity of candidates #1-6
NYT: Governor Said to Push for Firings at Chicago Paper
WaPo: Blagojevich Arrest Muddies Illinois Political Waters
WaPo: Tapping the Governor's Phone
WaPo: Obama Tries to Stay Above the Hometown Fray
Hill: RNC: Obama's statement on Blagojevich 'insufficient'
Hill: Illinois House to consider special election
NYT: Fond Ties Have Grown Between Chicago and Its Corruption Fighter
Kathleen Parker: Ink and Stain: Zell and Blagojevich Make Their Mark
Michelle Malkin: The Democratic Culture of Corruption

Rasmussen: Jackson Is Top Choice of Illinois Democrats To Succeed Obama in Senate


NYDN: Senate Dem deal unraveling
Rochester D&C: New York Senate leadership deal threatens to fall apart
NY Observer: Senate Leadership Deal Turning to Dust
Albany TU: Smiths deal down the drain?
Albany TU: Malcolm Smith announces Senate chairmanships
NYT: 3 Senate Democrats End Holdout in Return for Power Sharing

Newsday: Peter King interested in Hillary's Senate seat
AP/Barrett: NY Rep. King interested in NY Senate seat

WSJ: Poll: Cuomo, Kennedy Deadlocked for N.Y. Senate Seat
NYDN: Poll shows dead heat between Cuomo and Kennedy for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat
NY Post: Sweet on Caroline: Clobbers Cuomo in poll
Boston Globe: Caroline Kennedy's new political turn
NYT: Paterson Says Kennedy Has Not Called About Niece
LA Times: Editorial: Filling Senate vacancies
NYT: Kennedy Is Said to Cast Her Eye on Senate Seat
NY Post/Dicker: Paterson cool on Caroline
NYDN: Fran Drescher wants Hillary Clinton's senate seat

NY Post: Aide in Dirty Tricks probe quits Paterson post

WSJ: Rangel's Problems Dog Democrats
NYDN: Panel eyes Rangel link to oil exec
MSNBC: Pelosi defends Rangel


Dallas MN: Perry vs. Hutchison, clash of heavyweights
Dallas MN: Perry: What part of I'm running don't you understand?
ReporterNews: Hutchison, Perry camps squaring off
DMN: Hutchison, foot out the Senate door, loses top aide to House GOP Conference
Houston Chronicle: Hutchison puts $1 million in gubernatorial campaign fund
DMN: Rove advising Kay Bailey Hutchison?

Austin AS: Williams says Senate exploration imminent
Star-Telegram: U.S. Senate race: Democrat John Sharp, Republican Roger Williams
Dallas MN: Former Texas Comptroller John Sharp to run for U.S. Senate seat

Dallas MN: Next president may be among governors


Politico: Jeb Bush considers run for U.S. Senate
Sun-Sentinel: Crist on Jeb: a "great candidate" for U.S. Senate
Miami Herald: Mel Martinez won't seek Senate reelection

Miami Herald: Four Dade lawmakers win top spots
Naples News: Florida Rep. Tom Grady appointed to multiple committees

AP/Kaczor: Crist noncommittal on Fla. Supreme Court nominees

St. Petersburg Times: Former FSU standout Boulware appointed to Board of Education
Tallahassee Democrat: Boulware appointed to Board of Education

Miami Herald: House speaker faces outcry on school funds
Miami Herald: Democratic Party chief seeks probe of House speaker

Miami Herald: Editorial: Crist's road show sets a poor example
Miami Herald: Crist's trip cost taxpayers $430K
Sun-Sentinel: Governor Crist and entourage traveled in style across Europe as businesses and taxpayers footed the bill

Pensacola NJ: Don't expect an invite to hear Crist say 'I do"
Herald Tribune: Crist's modern bride will have the big, white wedding she wants
Ledger: Crist's Romance Began on a Busy, Memorable Day
Palm Beach Post: Crist wedding hush-hush


CSM: California running out of money
Reuters: California November revenue $1.3 billion below estimate
Mercury News: Rare joint session convened on budget meltdown
San Diego UT: State pinch may halt $5 billion in projects
Sacramento Bee: Editorial: GOP is driving the budget to ...


Ann Coulter: The Cleanest State Meets the Pushiest Person


Nashua Telegraph: For first time, NH Dems say they're in the majority
PolitickerNH: NH Democrats Now Out Number Republicans in Granite State


WaPo: Appeals Court Rejects Craig's Attempt to Pull Back Guilty Plea in Sex Sting
CNN: Court denies Sen. Craig's effort to withdraw sex-sting plea


Kansas Liberty: Kobach to step down as state GOP chair


December 9, 2008



NYT: Deal to Rescue American Automakers Is Moving Ahead
NYT: Detroit Bailout Is Set to Bring on More U.S. Oversight
NYT: Republicans Divided on Aid to Automakers
WSJ: Let Ford Save Ford: It's time for the foundation to give back
CNS: Senate Republicans Could Block Auto Bailout Compromise

WSJ: The Obama Health-Care Express

CNN: Obama still must fill key positions, possibly with Republicans
WaPo: Holder Confirmation Hearings begin in early Jan.
WaPo/Cillizza: Out of the Cabinet -- Where Do They Land?

CBS: Obama To Shift Balance In Federal Courts
NYT: Influence on the Supreme Court Bench Could Be an Inside Job

NYT/Douthat: Abortion Politics Didnt Doom the G.O.P.

WaPo: Raines Says Company's Woes Not of His Making
AP/Zibel: Former Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac execs to be grilled at House hearing on companies' collapse
ProPublica: Freddie Spent Millions to Make Republican Friends

WaPo: Sen. Snowe Pushes for Cabinet-Level Status for SBA

WSJ/Noonan: 'At Least Bush Kept Us Safe'

Boston Globe: Romney paves way for possible '12 run
WSJ: Romney Eyes 2012 Run
WP/Cillizza: The Rising: Jon Huntsman Jr.

CNN: Saltsman formally jumps into RNC race
LifeNews: Chip Saltsman Makes Pro-Life Republican Party Chairman Candidacy Official

WaPo: Supreme Court declines to hear Obama nationality case


Newsday: Paterson's re-election could hinge on senatorial pick
AP/Hill: NY's next US senator needs to know Ithaca and Afton, Iraq and Afghanistan

AP/Barrett: Rep. Vito Fossella gets 5 days for drunken driving


AP: Search Ends for Ballots in Minnesota
AP: Minneapolis ends search for about 130 missing ballots; Franken withdraws more challenges
Minneapolis ST: Whoever wins, state's next senator will play a pivotal role


WaPo: GOP Finds an Unlikely New Hero in Louisiana
WSJ: Louisianans Clean House
NYT: Voters Oust Indicted Congressman in Louisiana
AP/McGill: Election loss may have cost indicted La. congressman key bargaining chip for criminal case


WaPo: Va. GOP Meets to Rebuild, Strategize


LA Times: California fiscal officials try 'Scared Straight' approach with Legislature
SF Chronicle: GOP appears in deep trouble in California
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AP/Daly: New Alaska Sen. Begich doesn't want Stevens jailed


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PolitickerNH: Gregg says Sununu will be strong voice for state Republicans


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