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February 7, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Sidoti: Romney Suspends Presidential Bid
WP/Cillizza: Romney Announces He Is Dropping Out of GOP Race
Reuters: Republican Mitt Romney quits U.S. race
Newsday: Mitt Romney drops out of GOP race

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

AP/Kuhnhenn: Conservatives Weigh Options on McCain
AP/Feller: Bush Ready to Back GOP Nominee
Ann Coulter: From Goldwater girl to Hillary girl

WaPo: From the Right, Both Acceptance and Distrust of McCain
Newsday: McCain on path to nomination
AP/Babington: McCain Returns to GOP Kudos and Grousing
Rush Limbaugh: McCain-Huckabee Ticket Emerges?
AP/Quaid: McCain Racks Up Missed Senate Votes
NY Post: McCain to conservative critics: 'Just calm down'

NATIONAL

AP/Taylor: Senate Agrees to Revised Stimulus Package
AP/Davis: Republicans Join to Block Stimulus Bill
AP: Economic aid package falls short in Senate

NEW YORK

NY Post: Mike splits with Spitz over Javits

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Rell unveils budget revisions as new legislative session opens

ILLINOIS

MajorityAP: Illinois Democrat embellishes resume in primary win

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February 6, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Dominates Big States: Huckabee, Romney Stay Alive
AP: Latest Super Tuesday Results From AP
AP/Tanner: Swing States Offer Clues for November

Wall Street Journal: McCain Scores in Northeast, California
Boston Globe: Cheered, Romney vows to stay in race
NY Times: Huckabee Revived With Strong Showing in South

CQ Politics: Senate Leaders Battle Over Amendment Process for Stimulus Package
The Hill: GOP leaders’ votes split on striking out earmarks

IL: Chicago Tribune: Oberweis declares GOP victory: Dairy magnate for Hastert's old seat
GA: WaPo: GA: Low GOP Enthusiasm
NY: AP/Bauman: NY Senate proposes laws to reduce violent offender parole rates
VA: WaPo: The 'What If' of Allen Haunts the GOP Race

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Newsday: No one scores Super knockout; McCain on top, but Huckabee wins hit Romney
Newsday: Ten Things We learned On Super Tuesday
AP: Feb. 5 Exit Poll Highlights
WaPo: Editorial: The Race After Tuesday
NY Times: Diverging Paths for Two Parties
NY Times: Primary Season Election Results
Human Events: Super Tuesday Surprises





Wall Street Journal: McCain Scores in Northeast, California
LA Times: McCain wins California, eight other states
AP/Espo: McCain Seizes Command of GOP Race
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: McCain Nearly Unstoppable
NY Daily News: John McCain has Romney on the run
Washington Times: Moderates fuel big McCain wins
WaPo/Meyerson: The Repudiation of Rove
Newsday: McCain pulls ahead, but not away
AP/Babington: Presidential Race Turns to Mid-Atlantic
AP/Ohlemacher: McCain Leads Delegate Count
AP/Quaid: Analysis: McCain Aiming for GOP Unity
Newsday: McCain rides on a wave of optimism
AP: Excerpts of McCain on Super Tuesday

WaPo: Transcript: McCain Speaks to Supporters After Super Tuesday Polls Close

Newsday: McCain wins in California
AP/Lieb: McCain Edges Rivals in Missouri
AP/Gormley: McCain Rolls to Victory in NY
Newsday: McCain wins big in New York
AP: New Yorkers explain their Super Tuesday votes
AP/Collins: McCain wins Connecticut Republican primary
AP/Reitz: Conservatives join moderate base to help McCain in Connecticut
Newsday: Highlights of Connecticut Republican primary exit poll results
AP/Conrad: McCain Posts Win in Illinois
AP/Davenport: McCain Wins Arizona Primary
AP/Hester: McCain wins NJ primary with broad support
AP/Delli Santi: McCain wins N.J. primary contest
AP/Jenkins: McCain Takes Oklahoma Vote
WaPo: Party Rules Help McCain
WaPo: Economy Wields Influence at the Polls

Townhall: Dr. Dobson Won't Vote for John McCain
The Hill: McCain attacks Senate GOP critics
AP/Johnson: McCain, Romney in Dustup Over Dole
Rush Limbaugh: Disgraceful, Insecure McCain Campaign Manipulated Bob Dole
Rush Limbaugh: Illegal Immigration and McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Analyzing McCain's Endorsements
Chicago Sun-Times: McCain is candidate liberals find very hard to dislike

Rolling Stone: Mellencamp Asks McCain to Stop Using Tunes



Boston Globe: Cheered, Romney vows to stay in race
LA Times: Romney vows he will battle on
AP/Johnson: Romney Pledges to Stay in GOP Race
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney: Still in it to win it!
NY Daily News/Goodwin: This Grand Ol' Party stands divided
American Spectator: Mitt's Hail Mary
American Spectator: Conservatives are down but not out

AP/Paulson: Romney Win Big in Colorado
AP/Foy: Romney Wins in Utah
AP/Quinn: Romney Wins Alaska Caucuses
Boston Globe: Romney holds on to his base in Bay State

The Hill: Romney camp accuses McCain, Huckabee of shady W. Va. deal
Politico: Romney loses West Virginia!

Rush Limbaugh: A Vote for Huckabee Is a Vote for McCain
NRO/Lopez: Is This Derangement? Why I voted for Mitt Romney

WP/Trail: Romney's Expenses Per Delegate Top $1M



NY Times: Huckabee Revived With Strong Showing in South
WaPo: Huckabee Complicates GOP Contest
AP: Huckabee, with wins in South, vows to fight on
American Spectator: Mike Huckabee: The Likable One
AP/Zeman: Huckabee Points to Southern Strength
Boston Globe: Evangelical voters bolster Huckabee in Southern states

AP/Schelzig: Huckabee Win in Tennessee
AP/Rawls: Huckabee Wins in Alabama
AP/McCaffrey: Huckabee Edges Out McCain, Romney in Ga.

WaPo: Huckabee Wins W. Va.'s Republican Convention
NYT/Caucus: Huckabee Wins West Virginia Contest
Washington Times: McCain backers help Huckabee win
ABC News: Huckabee Wins West Virginia, First of 21 GOP Super Tuesday Contests
Life News: Mike Huckabee Wins West Virginia Caucus, First of Super Tuesday GOP Voting
AP: Huckabee Wins W.Va. GOP Convention

WP/Trail: Talk Turns to Huckaboom II
Reuters: Pastor without a prayer, Huckabee stays in race

RUDY GIULIANI

Newsday: Rudy goes from America's mayor to footnote
Newsday: Some experts say Rudy's bid was bound to fail

NATIONAL



CQ Politics: Senate Leaders Battle Over Amendment Process for Stimulus Package
The Hill: Reid, McConnell exchange sharp words on stimulus

AP/Jordan: Veto Threat for Proposed Spy Laws

The Hill: DoD budget likely facing tight squeeze

The Hill: GOP leaders votes split on striking out earmarks

ILLINOIS

AP/Bellandi: Open GOP Seats Dominate Illinois Primary
Chicago Tribune: Oberweis declares GOP victory: Dairy magnate for Hastert's old seat

GEORGIA

WaPo: GA: Low GOP Enthusiasm

KENTUCKY

AP: House panel clears early voting bill

OKLAHOMA

AP: Senate passes resolution honoring former President Reagan

NEW YORK

Albany Times-Union: New York state sides with party favorites
AP/Bauman: NY Senate proposes laws to reduce violent offender parole rates

VIRGINIA

WaPo: The 'What If' of Allen Haunts the GOP Race

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February 5, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: Super Tuesday: Republican Preview
NY Daily News: How networks will cover Super Tuesday
American Spectator: A Delegate Question: A handy guide for partisans and poll watchers

Wall Street Journal: Issues Recede in '08 Contest As Voters Focus on Character
Wall Street Journal: Interest-Group Campaign Spending Nears Record

NY Daily News: John McCain rips into Barack and Hillary, says they are clueless about war
WaPo/Kurtz: Limbaugh on McCain: It's Better to Be Right All the Time
Politico: Dole scolds Limbaugh

AP/Johnson: Romney Campaigns Throughout the Night
NRO/York: Will California Buy Romney Time to Stay in the Race?

Hartford Courant: Huckabee's Fans Work From The Heart

WaPo: Bush's Budget Projects Deficits: $3.1 Tril. Plan Would Freeze Most Domestic Spending
NY Times: Reid Tries to Pressure G.O.P. for $159 Billion Stimulus Bill

CA: SF Chronicle: Frenzied 24 hours of campaigning in California
MO: AP/Lieb: It's all or nothing in Missouri GOP contest
MD: WaPo: Bill Would End Civil Marriage, Create Domestic Partnerships

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

NY Times: As 24 States Vote, a Grab for Delegates, and an Edge
NY Times: Candidates Blitz States as Big Day Looms
Dallas Morning News: Super Tuesday could be more decisive for GOP than Democrats
WaPo: Candidates Crisscross Country in Late Push Before Pivotal Voting
Dallas MN: Mark Davis: GOP voters could bring an end to the Reagan Era on Super Tuesday
Boston Globe: Today's votes may bring dominance, deadlock
NY Times: Democrats Long Battle May Benefit Republicans
Economist UK: Looking for a knock-out
AP/Espo: Candidates Race to Super Tuesday Finale
Washington Times: Trudging to a Super finish









NY Daily News: John McCain rips into Barack and Hillary, says they are clueless about war
Newsday: A confident McCain arrives in New York City
NY Times: McCain Leads the Field, but Shuns Talk of Victory
NY Post: McCain: I'd beat Dems in NY
NRO/Freddoso: Fat Tuesday for McCain?
News & Observer: Bob Dole likens McCain to Jesse Helms
News-Leader: McCain may gain Hispanic vote today
Press of Atlantic City: McCain faithful push poll leader
AP/Quaid: Bob Dole Defends McCain From Critics
AP/Quaid: McCain Criticizes Romney's Conservatism
AP/Kellman: Next President Could Come From Senate
Baltimore Sun: Veterans step up for John McCain
Denver Post: McCain's continued lead defies pundits' attacks
Human Events: John McCain: The Non-Republicans Republican
Human Events: John McCain For President?
American Spectator: Would McCain model Lincoln in reaching out to CPAC conservatives?
NRO/McCarthy: McCain Mirage: The senator is no ready-for-prime-time commander-in-chief

AP: McCain Ad Casts Romney As Anti-Reagan
YouTube: Video: McCain Ad: Trust

WaPo: Dancing With GOP Stars: McCain, Romney Do Flip-Flop Waltz
WaPo: Top Flip-Flops for Romney & McCain



WaPo/Kurtz: Limbaugh on McCain: It's Better to Be Right All the Time
WaPo/Milbank: The Mouths That Run Against McCain
Rush Limbaugh: John McCain Is No Maverick



Politico: Dole scolds Limbaugh







NY Times: Meet the New Mitt Romney, the Anti-Insider Populist
AP/Johnson: Romney Campaigns Throughout the Night
Boston Globe: Romney upbeat despite poll ranking as GOP underdog
Fox: Romney to Huckabee: No Whining
AP/Messina: Romney, Huckabee, Paul to attend W.Va. GOP convention
Rush Limbaugh: One Candidate Now Stands for All Three Legs of Conservatism
NRO/York: Will California Buy Romney Time to Stay in the Race?

NY Times: Former Executive Named to Lead Mormon Church



Hartford Courant: Huckabee's Fans Work From The Heart
CBS News: One-On-One With Mike Huckabee
CBS News: Huckabee Compares Himself to the New York Giants
AP: Huckabee hopes South will reinvigorate campaign
Rush Limbaugh: Huckabee Spreads Conspiracy Theory

RUDY GIULIANI

Frank Luntz: Rudy's regret: Campaign was sunk by failure to communicate
FrontPage: A Taxing Season Without Rudy

Rich Lowry: Republicans for Hillary

THIRD PARTY?

AP: Bloomberg may be getting on 15 states' ballots

NATIONAL



NY Times: Bush Seeks Budget of $3.1 Trillion
WaPo: Bush's Budget Projects Deficits: $3.1 Tril. Plan Would Freeze Most Domestic Spending
Washington Times: Bush outlines record budget
NY Sun: Gap Widens in the Last Bush Budget
NY Times: Bushs Final Budget Hints at Tough Choices to Come
AP/Abrams: Congress Looks Askance at Bush's Budget

WaPo: Democrats Seek GOP Support For Stimulus Bill
NY Times: Reid Tries to Pressure G.O.P. for $159 Billion Stimulus Bill
AP/Davis: Economic Aid Plan Passes Senate Test

NY Times: States Prepare for Tests of Voting-System Changes

AP/Yost: AG pressed on White House's e-mail issue

NEW YORK

Rochester D&C: Today it's N.Y.'s turn to choose at the polls
NY Times: McCain Shops for Votes With Stop at Grand Central
AP/Matthews: Giants get ticker-tape parade while NY primary voters go to polls
Newsday: How to vote in the New York primary
NYT/City Room: New York Region Voter Information

AP/Eisenberg: Some lift, but many cuts in Bush budget for NY
AP/Gormley: Senator blasts Spitzer over teacher-sex investigators

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Presidential hopefuls make their California Super Tuesday push
SF Chronicle: Frenzied 24 hours of campaigning in California
AP/Davis: Calif. Taking on Gambling, Term Limits
Sacramento Bee: Turnout may set primary record

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: It's all or nothing in Missouri GOP contest
LA Times: In Missouri, GOP volunteers are on their own

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Pettus: Miss. Law Would Ban Serving Obese Diners

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Gas Tax Increase Is Snubbed In House

MARYLAND

WaPo: Bill Would End Civil Marriage, Create Domestic Partnerships
WaPo: O'Malley Backs Off Plan To Oust Education Chief

FLORIDA

NY Times: Florida Insurers Defend Increases in Home Rates

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Budget bleak for Michigan
Detroit News: Proposals may lengthen Michigan ballot in November


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February 4, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Wall Street Journal: State by State: A Breakdown of Super Tuesday
Rasmussen: California: McCain 38% Romney 38%
Rasmussen: Georgia: McCain 31% Romney 29% Huckabee 28%

NY Times: McCain Looks Confident; Democratic Race Tightens
Wall Street Journal: McCain and the Supreme Court
WaPo: Romney, McCain Battle for Right
Chicago Sun-Times: Romney warns of 'sharp left turn' under McCain
WaPo: Huckabee Rejects Spoiler Role, Vows to Continue Race

NY: NY Times: Investigation Into Bruno Broadens
NY: NY Post: Feds probe unions tied to Bruno firm
NY: NY Post: Spitzer aide facing slap over scandal
CT: NY Times: As Candidates Scramble for Delegates, Connecticut Primary Gains Spotlight
CA: WSJ/John Fund: Bringing Lawmakers to Terms

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Wall Street Journal: State by State: A Breakdown of Super Tuesday
NY Daily News: 22 states gear up for Super Tuesday
NY Sun: Ultra Tight Primary Shapes Up
McClatchy: Voters across U.S. get to speak on Super Tuesday
Commentary: Looking Ahead To Tuesday And Beyond
CQ Politics: Feb. 5 Western Voters: Different States of Mind





Wall Street Journal: McCain and the Supreme Court
Human Events: Schlafly Says Judges Are Still the Problem

Hartford Courant: McCain Buffs Hawkish Image
NY Times: McCain Looks Confident; Democratic Race Tightens
NY Times: Once a Thorn, McCain Now Courts a Wary Party
NY Daily News: Editorial: McCain is best choice for the Republicans
WaPo: GOP Senators Reassess Views About McCain
AP/Sidoti: McCain Already Sounds Like GOP Nominee
AP/Quaid: McCain Due at Conservative Gathering
AP/Benac: How McCain's Resuscitated His Campaign
AP/Hester: McCain, Obama ready visits to NJ as presidential primary nears
Newsday: John McCain pumped by Super Tuesday poll numbers
NY Daily News: Before Super Tuesday, Hillary and Barack zero in on McCain in final push
American Thinker: Time for Republicans to Get a Grip
Washington Times: McCain, Romney fight for the right
Washington Times: Lack of right punch could cost McCain
Washington Times: GOP's elevated anxieties
Washington Times: Conservatism astray
LA Times: McCain and Romney spar over each other's conservative credentials
Boston Herald: Sen. McAmnesty is here to thumb nose at Mitt
Philadelphia Inquirer: The American Debate: The rise and gall of McCain
NY Post: Joe Lieberman: McCain for President
Politico: McCain the candidate of choice?
CQ Politics: McCain Clear Favorite in GOP Race
Human Events: The Problem with John McCain
Guardian UK: Last man standing? McCain's war with the Republican base

Rasmussen: California: McCain 38% Romney 38%
Rasmussen: Georgia: McCain 31% Romney 29% Huckabee 28%
Rasmussen: Tennessee: McCain 32% Romney 29% Huckabee 23%
Rasmussen: Missouri: McCain 32% Huckabee 29% Romney 28%







Chicago Sun-Times: Romney warns of 'sharp left turn' under McCain
WaPo: Romney, McCain Battle for Right
Boston Globe: Romney supporter Santorum questions McCain's 'temperament'
AP/LeBlanc: Romney's Economic Claims Challenged
Townhall: Romney Surging, McCain Stalled, Huck Fading In Georgia
CNN: Romney predicts conservatives will stop McCain
AP: Seeking Illinois Republican votes, Romney links McCain with Obama
Politico: Romney's last stand



WaPo: Huckabee Rejects Spoiler Role, Vows to Continue Race
AP/Sidoti: Huckabee Could Impact Tuesday's Results

NATIONAL

AP/Crutsinger: Bush to Send Congress $3 Trillion Budget
Politico: Budget obstacles may cramp White House style

Newsday: Senator says NFL Spygate hearings could be held

WaPo: Agencies Get Good Marks on Bush's Performance Scorecard

WaPo: On Campaign Trail, Lobbies Spend Big but Gain Little

The Hill: Democratic Senate candidates top Republicans in 4th quarter
The Hill: Some House incumbents falling behind in fundraising
The Hill: Federal probe, retirements add to Coles angst at NRCC

NEW YORK

NY Times: Investigation Into Bruno Broadens
NY Post: Feds probe unions tied to Bruno firm
NY Daily News: Albany unions support Joe Bruno despite chill of FBI subpoenas
AP: Feds subpoena unions for ties to Senate majority leader
AP/Gormley: Analysis: After Giuliani, GOP Senate regroups to keep majority
NY Post: Spitzer aide facing slap over scandal
NY Times: Spitzers Budget Plans, and the Iffy Real Estate Deals Behind Them
Newsday: Spitzer and Paterson also have a stake in primary
AP/Gormley: Does raising state lawmakers' pay make sense?
NY Sun: Hospitals Bracing for Steep Cuts in Funding
NY Sun: High-Tech Campaign Is Eyed If Bloomberg Enters Race
NY Sun: Editorial: The Competition in Spitzer

CONNECTICUT

NY Times: As Candidates Scramble for Delegates, Connecticut Primary Gains Spotlight
AP: Rell spending plan to seek money for I-95 traffic cameras

CALIFORNIA

WSJ/John Fund: Bringing Lawmakers to Terms
Wall Street Journal: California Offers a Look
Human Events: Schwarzeneggers Universal Healthcare Suffers Setback

ARIZONA

LA Times: McCain has fences to mend in home state

MARYLAND

WCBC: Former Governor Ehrlich "bummed" over Giuliani's Drop-out

NEVADA

Las Vegas Review-Journal: State Republicans rethink allegiances

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February 3, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AJC: What's at stake on Super Tuesday: State-by-state outlook

Newsday: McCain decries Dems during campaign stops in South
SF Chronicle: CA State poll shows huge gains by McCain
Fox: FOX TV/Rasmussen Reports: McCain Leads Romney in New York

LA Times: McCain, Romney acrimony dates back to Olympics

Fox: Romney Wins Maine
TWN: Romney Leads Massachusetts Poll Released by Rasmussen Reports
The Hill: Romney spends more on TV ads than all other GOP candidates combined

Tuscaloosa News: Huckabee works to get Alabama’s vote
Arkansas News Bureau: Huckabee's pro-McCain purpose

WaPo: Retirements From House Adding Up; Most Departures Among Republicans

GA: Atlanta JC: Confused about Georgia delegates? Here's help
IL: Aurora Beacon News: Hastert urges party members to unite -- after the primary
NV: Las Vegas Journal-Review: Editorial: Ensign leads on immigration
CA: Mercury News: A new era for a familiar face in the role of U.S. attorney

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

AJC: What's at stake on Super Tuesday: State-by-state outlook
AP: A Look at Super Tuesday
Hartford Courant: So Many States, So Little Time
AP/Espo: Super Tuesday Filled With Fuzzy Math











AJC: Isakson, Chambliss endorse McCain; Disappointment reigns at Christian Alliance
Newsday: McCain decries Dems during campaign stops in South

SF Chronicle: CA State poll shows huge gains by McCain
Fox: FOX TV/Rasmussen Reports: McCain Leads Romney in New York
NY Daily News: WNBC/Marist Poll: McCain Way Out In Front in NY
AP: Poll: McCain Leads in Oklahoma
AP: Poll: McCain Leads Nationally
McClatchy: McCain leads in bellwether Super Tuesday states
Miami Herald: McCain, Romney vie for California's favor
Swamp: McCain poised to romp on Super Tuesday
MSNBC: McCain: GOP race could be over Tuesday
CBS News: McCain: "I Assume That I Will Get the Nomination"
Arizona Republic: McCain avidly prepares for Super Tuesday showdown
NY Daily News: John McCain goes for knockout punch
LA Times: McCain tries to bridge 'moat' with mass audiences
Wall Street Journal: Mettle of Honor
Independent UK: Even McCain stands for change
Independent UK: John McCain, father of right-on, green Republicanism

Michael Barone: The Great Switch of 2008
AP/Woodward: McCain's War on Pork Could Cut Services
Bloomberg: Republican McCain Thanks Evangelicals for Support
WaPo: Clinton, McCain Lead Parties In Washington Area Cash Race
Des Moines Register: Yepsen: Betting here is Obama, McCain

AP: Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth endorses McCain
Boston Globe: Massachusetts leaders come out in support of John McCain
Newsday: Editorial: Newsday endorses McCain in New York primary
NYT/City Room: DAmato Lauds McCains Stance on Iraq
Swamp: Steve Forbes's money is on John McCain
WaPo: McCain's Success May Be Upsetting N.Y. Mayor's Plans
Phoenix Business Journal: Arizona lobbyists back McCain's rebound
LA Times: Lieberman rules out fusion ticket with McCain

AP/Welsh-Huggins: Gov's Endorsements Could Be Liabilities
AP/Sidoti: McCain Tries to Assuage Conservatives
Washington Times: GOP stronger or broader?
Times UK: Right rallies to halt John McCain as he marches to Super Tuesday
YouTube: Video: Ann Coulter: I'll campaign for Hillary if McCain is the nominee

Times UK: Flawed Cindy McCain has a grudge list









CQ Politics: Romney Wins Easily in Maine GOP Caucus Vote
WSJ/AP: Romney Wins Maine Caucuses
Fox: Romney Wins Maine
LA Times: Romney wins Maine caucus, McCain 2nd, Paul 3rd
Boston Globe: Romney asserts victory in Maine GOP caucus
AP: Romney Prevails in Maine's Nonbinding Republican Caucuses
AP/Adams: Romney Wins Maine Caucuses
USA Today: Romney ahead in early Maine count

LA Times: McCain, Romney acrimony dates back to Olympics
Politico: Most GOP govs shun Romney

TWN: Mitt Romney Leads Massachusetts Poll Released by Rasmussen Reports

WaPo: Contenders Highlight GOP's Ideological Struggle

NY Times: Mormons Say Farewell to President
USA Today: Romney attends Mormon leader's rites
AP/Dobner: Mormon Church Lays President to Rest
UPI: Romney attends Mormon leader's funeral
NY Daily News: Morman president's funeral puts spotlight on Mitt Romney's religion

The Hill: Romney spends more on TV ads than all other GOP candidates combined
NYT/City Room: Former Federal Prosecutor Backs Romney
The Hill: Murkowski endorses Romney
AP: Murkowski endorses Romney for president
AP/Johnson: Romney Expects to Fight on Past Tuesday
Chicago Tribune: Mitt Romney might be the smartest guy in the room

Marion Chronicle-Tribune: Workers: Romney closed Marion plant



Tuscaloosa News: Huckabee works to get Alabamas vote
Montgomery Advertiser: Huckabee appeals for support at Faulkner University
Huntsville Times: Huckabee: Praises support of actor Chuck Norris
Fox: Huckabee Says Hes Going the Distance, Will Not Quit
AP/Elliott: Huckabee: 'I always get asked the God questions'
AP/Glover: Candidates Scramble to Reach Voters
LA Times: Huckabee takes no chances in Arkansas

Arkansas News Bureau: Huckabee's pro-McCain purpose
NY Observer: The Many Gifts of Mike Huckabee (to John McCain)

RON PAUL

Chicago Tribune: Paul pulls in those who distrust government

RUDY GIULIANI

Philadelphia Inquirer: What really derailed the bid by Giuliani? Political press

NATIONAL

Wall Street Journal: Decline of the Angry Left

AJC: GOP governors hold their own



WaPo: Retirements From House Adding Up; Most Departures Among Republicans
NY Times: Voting Will Reflect Republican Retirements

LA Times: Pentagon won't detail war spending plan

American Thinker: America on Ronald Reagan's Birthday

LA Times: Earl Butz, 98; Agriculture secretary forced from office over racist joke

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Analysis: Tough time for a legislative pay raise in New York

MAINE

AP/Adams: Maine Republicans Pack Caucuses

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: As Corzine Lines Up Allies for Toll Plan, Republicans Push Back
AP/Gold: NJ absentee voters who backed dropout candidates get 2nd chance
AP/Hester: Former NJ congressman looks past politics to chance for change

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Confused about Georgia delegates? Here's help

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: About Minnesota's caucuses

ILLINOIS

Aurora Beacon News: Hastert urges party members to unite -- after the primary
CQ Politics: GOP Apt to Pick Well-Funded Foe to Illinois Bean in Tuesday Primary

NEVADA

Las Vegas Journal-Review: Editorial: Ensign leads on immigration

CALIFORNIA

Mercury News: A new era for a familiar face in the role of U.S. attorney
Mercury News: Finally, California's presidential primary counts
LA Times: Artie Samish pulled state Legislature's strings -- until he boasted about it
LA Times: Primary focus turns to California

OHIO

Cleveland Plain Dealer: How Ohio fits in

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February 2, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Kole: World Captivated by US Presidential Race
Boston Globe: Money gap for GOP, Democrats narrows

Wall Street Journal: McCain Makes Headway With Conservative Wing
Chicago Tribune: McCain leads rivals 2-1 in Illinois, poll shows
NY Times: Romney Mapping a Strategy to Carry Him Into the Convention
Boston Globe: Huckabee factor could sap Romney in South
LA Times/Luntz: Where Rudy went wrong

AP: Senator Asks Why NFL Destroyed Tapes
WP/Trail: House Republicans Contact FBI Over Financial Irregularities

CA: Mercury News: California Republican delegate selection process
NJ: Newsday: A look at New Jersey, home of a Super Tuesday primary
IL: CQ Politics: Tuesday’s Earliest-Ever Illinois Primary Features Hot House Contests

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Wall Street Journal: McCain Makes Headway With Conservative Wing
Reuters: McCain Upbeat on Super Tuesday
NY Daily News: John McCain claims he'll win nomination and beat Democrats too
Chicago Tribune: McCain leads rivals 2-1 in Illinois, poll shows

AP: McCain Cites Reagan Example
YouTube: Video: McCain: True Conservative
YouTube: Video: McCain: Trust Huckabee
YouTube: Video: McCain: Character In Spades
YouTube: Video: McCain: Democrats' Worst Nightmare
NY Post: John: I'm Mr. McConservative

AP/Kole: World Captivated by US Presidential Race
Boston Globe: Money gap for GOP, Democrats narrows
NY Times: Fund Data Show Rivals in G.O.P. Almost Tied
LA Times: Little of candidates' ad money shows in Feb. 5 states

AP: L.A. Times Backs McCain
LA Times: John McCain for GOP nominee
Newsday: NY Post endorses McCain
Newsday: Editorial: Newsday endorses McCain in New York primary

Weekly Std/DiIulio: The 3.6 Percent Republicans: GOP needs McCain Democrats to win
Boston Globe: McCain looks to lock grip on Northeast moderates
AP/Sidoti: McCain Targets Romney's Massachusetts
Boston Globe: Personality driving force in McCain's resurgence





NY Times: Romney Mapping a Strategy to Carry Him Into the Convention
LA Times: Romney's take: Voting for Huckabee helps McCain
Denver Post: Romney: McCain weak on economy
Denver Post: Denver Post endorses Romney
Fox: Romney: Battle for the Heart of the Republican Party
NY Times: Reasons Vary, but McCain and Romney Compete for the Same Prize
Boston Globe: Turning the pages of Romney's biography
AP/Johnson: Romney Aims for a Split in California
AP: Romney narrows focus
Swamp: Santorum likes Romney
Fox: Romney Talks Post-Super Tuesday
Fox: Romney for President Launches 'Experience Matters' Television Ad in California
YouTube: Video: Romney: "Experience Matters"
Swamp: Mitt Romney lays more than $35 million on table
Detroit Free Press: Romney clarifies: He's not favoring Calif. car limits
Fox: U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney





Boston Globe: Huckabee factor could sap Romney in South
Detroit Free Press: Huckabee again cites Romney for shifting views on key issues
WP/Trail: Huckabee Questions Romney's...Maturity
CBS News: Huckabee Says President Should Have Sense of Humor
KWSO: Huckabee rallying support for Super Tuesday
Reuters: If Huckabee goes, who will evangelicals back?
Washington Times: Gifts part of running a state

RUDY GIULIANI

LA Times/Luntz: Where Rudy went wrong

NATIONAL



NY Daily News: Ann Coulter to campaign for Hillary Clinton if John McCain wins nomination
Politico: Conservatives push back against McCain

AP: Senator Asks Why NFL Destroyed Tapes
NY Times: Goodell Defends Handling of Patriots Spying Case

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV News Shows
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

WP/Trail: House Republicans Contact FBI Over Financial Irregularities
The Hill: Rep. Cole: NRCC looking into possible fraud activities

Politico: Bush budget would pour money into defense

WaPo: The Lincoln Conspirator

NEW YORK

Newsday: Bloomberg weighs in on the presidential race

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Ex-Mo. House Speaker Gaw Seeks Congress Seat

TEXAS

NY Times: Houston Prosecutor Admits He Deleted E-Mail Messages
AP/Peterson: Judge Grills E-Mail-Deleting Texas DA

CALIFORNIA

Mercury News: California Republican delegate selection process
AP/Blood: Attention Shifts to California Primary

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Questions and answers on Tuesday's presidential primary in N.J.
Newsday: A look at New Jersey, home of a Super Tuesday primary

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: Tuesdays Earliest-Ever Illinois Primary Features Hot House Contests

MARYLAND

The Hill: Club for Growth goes after Gilchrest with ad buy

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February 1, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP: Candidates Release Fundraising Details

WaPo: Schwarzenegger Endorses McCain
Dallas Morning News: Rick Perry backs John McCain for president
NY Times: As McCain Wins, Critics on Right Look Again
LA Times: Romney launches Super Tuesday ad barrage
Mercury News: Huckabee campaigns in S.F.

WaPo: Senate Delays Action on Its Stimulus Bill: Democrats Wait for Clinton and Obama

VA: WaPo: Republicans Warn of $1 Billion Budget Shortfall
FL: Sun-Sentinel: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist proposes $70 billion in spending

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




WaPo: Schwarzenegger Endorses McCain
AP/Sidoti: McCain Gets Schwarzenegger's Endorsement
NY Times: McCain Wins Schwarzenegger Endorsement, and Romney Delivers Barb



Dallas Morning News: Rick Perry backs John McCain for president



NY Times: As McCain Wins, Critics on Right Look Again
WSJ/Strassel: The McCain Calculus
EJ Dionne: The McCain Divide? The GOP vs. Conservatives
NYT/David Brooks: The McCain Transition
AP/Sidoti: McCain Steamrolling Ahead
Rush Limbaugh: It's Plain to See: McCain Chooses to Surround Himself with Liberals
Human Events/Babbin: John McCain: The Anti-Conservative
Human Events: Let's Closely Examine McCain's Record
Michael Reagan: John McCain Hates Me
Peggy Noonan: A Rebellion and an Awkward Embrace
WP/Trail: McCain's GOP: Big Tent or Badly Fractured?
Times UK: McCain's amazing bloodless coup
NY Observer: In Defense of McCain's Attacks
Swamp: Hastert knocks McCain as 'allied with Democrats'
LA Times: With McCain, Hollywood loves a comeback tale
American Thinker: A life-or-death reason to vote for any Republican
Philadelphia Inquirer: Luck, confidence are with McCain

WaPo: With Crucial Loan, McCain Put His Bid Back in the Black

NY Times: Giuliani Will Return Diminished, but Not Finished, Associates Say
Newsday: Giuliani brings endorsements for McCain
Newsday: Rudy to hit campaign trail again - for McCain
American Spectator: Leadership Shrugged: Rudy didn't play by his own rules

NY Sun: Lieberman: McCain's Ascent Could Ground Bloomberg
NY Sun: Gay Republicans Flock To McCain on Giuliani Exit



LA Times: Romney launches Super Tuesday ad barrage
Wall Street Journal: Romney's Comeback Plan Trumpets His Conservatism
Wall Street Journal: Romney's Convictions
AP/Sidoti: Romney Accuses McCain of 'Dirty Tricks'
AP/Johnson: Romney: McCain Used Nixon-Like Tactics
AP/Johnson: Romney Opens Up About Mormons
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Fed Up, Not Giving In; McCain Not Winning GOP Base
NY Daily News: Romney hits McCain with cash, trash
Vin Weber: A Call to Conservative Action
Boston Globe: At year's end, Romney relied on checkbook
CQ Politics: Romney Reaches Even Deeper into His Own Pockets



Mercury News: Huckabee campaigns in S.F.
SF Chronicle: Huckabee tells S.F. crowd he won't quit race
The Hill: Huckabee says there is no way he will drop out
NY Sun: Huckabee: I Won't Be Driven From Race
KCBS: Huckabee Heckled in San Francisco
Macon Telegraph: Huckabee to visit Macon on Sunday

RON PAUL

AP/Adams: Ron Paul's Prospects Look Up in Maine

NATIONAL

WaPo: Senate Delays Action on Its Stimulus Bill: Democrats Wait for Clinton and Obama
AP/Davis: Politics Creeps Into Stimulus Deal
Reuters: Rising Budget Deficit May Add to Republican Woes

Human Events/Babbin: FISA Fight Update
Heritage Foundation: Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with FISA and National Security

WaPo/Barr: A Commitment to Hire War Veterans at the IRS

NEW YORK

Newsday: McCain to campaign in New York next week
Newsday: New Yorkers expected to flock to polls for primary
Newsday: New York's Presidential Primary
NY Times: Gearing Up for the Big Countdown

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Republicans Warn of $1 Billion Budget Shortfall
WaPo: Warner Readies for Senate Race Against Gilmore or Marshall

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Maryland billions short in retiree payouts
WaPo: Cummings Takes Centrist View In Run for Seventh House Term

ALABAMA

AP/Rawls: Ala. Senator Won't Be Punished for Punch

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: GOP stews while Chamber backs Corzine's toll hike plan
AP/Hester: NJ absentee voters get 2nd chance as McCain build support

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Council may audit mayor bills: Kilpatrick's expenses, legal tab could be key part of inquiry

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist proposes $70 billion in spending
St. Petersburg Times: Crist builds budget on gambling funds
Miami Herald: Crist plan may lead to tax hike
Orlando Sentinel: Crist proposes Lottery "enhancements" and tapping trust funds to balance budget

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