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February 14, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: House GOP Leadership Endorses McCain
American Spectator: Who Wants to Be a Vice President? A guide for John McCain
NRO: Editorial: Truce! Conservatives and McCain
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Donor List

LA Times: What Huckabee hopes to win

Rush Limbaugh: Is El Rushbo Helping McCain?
Ann Coulter: There's a Democrat behind Door No. 1, 2 and 3

Politico: 50 politicos to watch

MD: Rush Limbaugh: Dr. Andy Harris, Conservative, Wins Maryland Congressional Primary
MD: Wall Street Journal: Primary Sends Shivers Through Capitol Moderates
NJ: NY Times: Editorial: Time to Vote Contempt against NJ US Attorney
PA: MajorityAP: Murtha in likely rules violation. Again.
NY: Newsday: Lawmakers blast Spitzer's $15 charge on auto insurance

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

WaPo: The Delegate Count







WaPo: House GOP Leadership Endorses McCain
Boston Globe: Senator swaying skeptics in House
CNN: GOP leaders call Republican race for McCain
The Hill: House GOP leadership endorses McCain
Guardian UK: Conservatives rally behind McCain
AP/Quaid: McCain Rallies House GOP Members
AP/Quaid: Republicans Focus on McCain Atop Ticket
AP: Congressional Republicans on McCain
American Thinker: John McCain will keep the country safer
Washington Times: McCain refuses to pander

American Spectator: Who Wants to Be a Vice President? A guide for John McCain
American Thinker: Vice President Bobby Jindal?
Toronto Globe & Mail: Age and identity politics likely to influence choice of running mate

Wall Street Journal: McCain's Donor List
Wall Street Journal: The McCain Fiscal Record
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Challenge



NY Times: McCain and Obama Take Their Senatorial Rivalry Into the Presidential Race
Weekly Standard: McCain vs. Obama: The Battle Begins

Boston Globe: McCain campaign insists Huckabee can't possibly win enough delegates
Salt Lake Tribune: McCain aide says nomination is out of Huckabee's reach

Rush Limbaugh: Is El Rushbo Helping McCain?
Time: Rush Limbaugh Talks to TIME

Ann Coulter: There's a Democrat behind Door No. 1, 2 and 3

Rick Santorum: The conservative jury is still out on backing McCain

American Thinker: Conservatism is Dead; Long Live Conservatism?
LA Times: Heading starboard could sink McCain in California
Mona Charen: Votes McCain didn't get
NRO: Editorial: Truce! Conservatives and McCain
Michelle Malkin: In Defense of Conservative Talk Radio
Cal Thomas: Republicans need to redefine conservatism instead of clinging to past

NRO: Highlights of John McCains Latest Conference Call With Bloggers

Atlanta JC: Bo, say it aint so: McCain campaign hires Bo Harmon

WaPo: Ed.: Nativism's Electoral Flop: Bashers of illegal immigration are failing at the polls
Politico: McCain can't pacify both sides on immigration



LA Times: What Huckabee hopes to win
American Spectator: Huckabee's Thin-Skinned Blast
LA Times: IRS investigates pastor's Huckabee endorsement
AP/Foley: Huckabee to Speak in Cayman Islands
NRO/York: Where Huckabee Goes from Here
Salon: What the Huck?
CSM: Huckabee: Republicans deserve a choice

MITT ROMNEY

Am Spectator: No Mormons Need Apply: The real reason Mitt Romney went down in flames

NATIONAL

AP/Riechmann: Bush signs economic stimulus bill
AP/Aversa: Rebate Checks in the Mail by Spring
LA Times: No tax return? No rebate check

Sens. Sessions & Isakson: Balancing the Bottom Line: Encouraging fiscal responsibility through biennial budgeting

CQ Politics: Intelligence Bill Including Interrogation Restrictions Faces Bush Veto
NY Times: Eavesdropping Law Is Likely to Lapse
AP: Senate Roll Call on Intelligence Bill

Politico: House readies for key contempt vote
The Hill: Congress poised to charge Bolten, Miers with contempt

AP/Hess: Senate Votes to Ban Waterboarding

CNS News: House Republicans Launch Earmark Reform Website
NY Times: Lawmakers Put Out New Call for Earmarks
CQ Politics: Minority Lawmakers Lag in Earmark Take

NY Times: Senate Ethics Committee Admonishes Larry Craig
WaPo: Ethics Panel Admonishes Craig for Conduct in Sex Sting
AP/Daly: Ethics Panel Says Craig Acted Improperly
The Hill: Craig admonished by ethics panel
Politico: Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Craig

Politico: 50 politicos to watch

MARYLAND

Rush Limbaugh: Dr. Andy Harris, Conservative, Wins Maryland Congressional Primary
Wall Street Journal: Primary Sends Shivers Through Capitol Moderates
WaPo: Gilchrest Just as Content In Defeat
WaPo: Rare Dual Losses in Md. Put Incumbents on Notice
AP/Wyatt: Md. Congressional Incumbents Turned Out
Washington Times: Editorial: A 'change' election

NEW YORK

Newsday: Lawmakers blast Spitzer's $15 charge on auto insurance
AP/Gormley: NY leaders, NYRA agree on renewal of thoroughbred franchise
NY Post: Long-shot NYRA deal trots through
Newsday: GOP picks Iraq veteran to run against Tim Bishop
NY Sun: Port Authority Could Bridge Fund Gap in Penn Plan
Albany Times-Union: GOP chief seeks probe of donation

VIRGINIA


WaPo: Republicans Question Kaine's Budget Priorities

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: Editorial: Time to Vote Contempt against NJ US Attorney
AP/Hester: Amid talk of higher gas tax, fees, GOP questions toll plan

WISCONSIN



PENNSYLVANIA

MajorityAP: Murtha in likely rules violation. Again.

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: UW study: Rules add $200,000 to Seattle house price

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Immigration task force targets fake IDs

FLORIDA

AP/Kaczor: Panel shoots down bid to start Legislature earlier

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Gay-rights advocate Steve May seeks Shadegg's seat

ALABAMA

AP/Rawls: Ala. Mulls Waiving Tax on Rebates

MINNESOTA

AP/Frommer: Coleman says McCain will help Republicans like him

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February 13, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Daily News: McCain sweeps 'Potomac Primaries'; congratulates Huckabee for good run
Washington Times: McCain gets wins but not a mandate
Boston Globe: Jeb Bush backs McCain
Washington Times: Running mate guessing game begins
WaPo: McCain Goes Courting on the Hill

WaPo: In Va., Huckabee Again Shows Strength on Right

WaPo: Senate Authorizes Broad Expansion Of Surveillance Act

AP/Davis: Bush Ready to Sign Economic Aid Package
WSJ/Arthur Laffer: That 'Stimulus' Nonsense

MD: Baltimore Sun: Incumbents Gilchrest, Wynn ousted
MD: WBOC: Andy Harris Wins Md.'s 1st Congressional District
WA: CQ Politics: Washington State GOP Defends Saturday’s Caucus Reporting
NY: NY Post: Spitzer aide caught in more 'dirty tricks'
NJ: AP/Hester: Lonegan positions himself as N.J. Republican leader
IL: Chicago Tribune: Oberweis, Foster duel over Iraq in race to succeed Hastert

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Washington Times: McCain gets wins but not a mandate
NY Daily News: McCain sweeps 'Potomac Primaries'; congratulates Huckabee for good run
NY Times: McCain Sweeps 3 Primaries
Politico: McCain rolls on, takes aim at Obama
Newsday: McCain sweeps primaries, but not conservatives
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Evangelical Message to McCain
Rutland Herald: McCain to speak in Vt. on Thursday

WaPo: McCain Goes Courting on the Hill
The Hill: Candidate McCain to make tough House call

Boston Globe: Jeb Bush backs McCain
NY Times: McCain Signs Up a Bush Fund-Raising Organizer

Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Biggest Asset: Rush?
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Struggle to Explain Conservatives and Senator McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Sycophants on the Right Seek Power, Jobs, Influence with McCain
EJ Dionne: Who can beat John McCain
James Taranto: No Match for McCain
Lawrence Kudlow: The case for McCain
David Limbaugh: Response from the ranks
NRO/McCarthy: The 9/11 Six: An Opportunity for Senator McCain
Swamp: McCain may want a do-over on this music video

Washington Times: Running mate guessing game begins



CQ Politics: McCain Wins Primary Trifecta But Huckabee Wont Quit
WaPo: In Va., Huckabee Again Shows Strength on Right

Houston Chronicle: Huckabee says he's 'in sync' with Texas
Dallas Morning News: Win in Texas GOP primary not out of the question for Huckabee
AP/DeMillo: Huckabee Says Voters Seek Alternative

NY Daily News: No Senate run for Huckabee
Arkansas News: Huckabee shoots down speculation on Senate bid
Arkansas News: Why does Huckabee continue?
Human Events: Huckabee's Next Move

CQ Politics: Huckabee Wont Take Easy Way Out Despite Big McCain Lead
The Hill: Huckabee questions McCains ability to energize base
Human Events: Harassing Huckabee
NYT/Caucus: Breakfast With Huckabee

RUDY GIULIANI


Newsday: Rudy returns to speaking ... for a price

RON PAUL

Chicago Tribune: Ron Paul declares he won't back McCain
The Hill: Paul vows to fight on

NATIONAL



WaPo: Senate Authorizes Broad Expansion Of Surveillance Act
AP: Senate OKs new rules for government eavesdropping

AP/Davis: Bush Ready to Sign Economic Aid Package
WSJ/Arthur Laffer: That 'Stimulus' Nonsense

Wall Street Journal: Greenhouse Affect
American Spectator: Biofuels Meltdown

AP/Hebert: House Revisits Oil Taxes
NY Sun: Justice Races Congress in Crack Cases
The Hill: Boehner seek improvements to page program
Washington Times: Editorial: Financing Senate races

Fred Barnes: Assessing the GOP's Chances
NYT/Caucus: The Powell Factor

VIRGINIA

VA State Board of Elections: Republican Presidential Primary Unofficial Results

MARYLAND

ABC News: MD Presidential Primary results



WBOC: Andy Harris Wins Md.'s 1st Congressional District
WBAL: Candidate Profile: Sen. Andy Harris
Delmarva Daily Times: Harris unseats Gilchrest
NRO/Miller: Goodbye Gilchrest
Baltimore Sun: Incumbents Gilchrest, Wynn ousted
AP/Wyatt: Anti-War Republican Loses Primary in Md.
WaPo: Md. Challenger Edwards Wins Stunning Victory Over Long-Time Incumbent Wynn
CQ Politics: Maryland Incumbents Primary Defeats Put Partisan Twist on Change
CQ Politics: GOP Rep. Gilchrest Joins Democrat Wynn in Marylands Loss Column
NRO: The Sierra Club Congressman: Will conservatives revolt against Rep. Wayne Gilchrest?

WASHINGTON STATE

CQ Politics: Washington State GOP Defends Saturdays Caucus Reporting
Daily Evergreen: Weekend event accelerates Rossi support
Olympian: Rossi is the big draw at GOP fundraiser

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: State Senate votes to freeze property tax assessments

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitzer aide caught in more 'dirty tricks'
Newsday: Focus on e-mails at state Senate hearing
Newsday: GOP picks Iraq veteran to run against Tim Bishop
NY Post: Furor over Internet sales tax
AP/Gormley: Officials: NYRA gets renewed franchise to run NY race tracks

CONNECTICUT

AP/Christoffersen: Attorney who represented former gov.'s office tapped for top post

NEW JERSEY



NY Times: Usually on Attack, U.S. Attorney in Newark Finds Himself on the Defensive
AP/Hester: Lonegan positions himself as N.J. Republican leader
AP: A look at Steve Lonegan

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Oberweis, Foster duel over Iraq in race to succeed Hastert

LOUISIANA

AP/Bohrer: La. GOP Delegates Yet to Be Picked

ARIZONA

The Hill: Arizona GOP tones down rhetoric to challenge freshmen Democrats

OHIO

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ney's release to be moved up after rehab

TEXAS

Dallas Morning News: Texas House panel takes up disabled care's future

PENNSYLVANIA

ARRA News: Anti-illegal immigration Hazleton mayor running for Congress
MajorityAP: Murphy muddies the water on campaign donor

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February 12, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: With 3 States Set to Vote, a Dash About Chesapeake

NY Sun: Secret Money Floods Campaigns

Newsday: McCain confident of wins in upcoming races
Seattle Times: McCain still WA winner after caucus count
Charles Krauthammer: McCain's path cleared by Bush
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain Nixes Public Funds for Primaries
Miami Herald: Castro disputes McCain's charge of Cuban torturer
Raw Story: Lieberman moves closer to attending Republican National Convention

The Hill: Potomac primary losses could spark pressure on Huckabee to withdraw

The Hill: A breakdown of the candidates for the open House Appropriations seat
CQ Politics: CQ Politics’ Fundraising Top 10s: Best-Funded House Incumbents

AZ: Arizona Republic: Rep. Shadegg won't seek re-election
AZ: Arizona Republic: Republicans, Democrats weigh run for House seat
MD: AP/Wyatt: Md. Readies for Congressional Primary
NY: NY Post: Subprime party for Dems aloan

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Newsday: McCain confident of wins in upcoming races
Boston Globe: McCain likes the math; Huckabee could use miracle

Washington Times: McCain opts out on funds
LA Times: McCain's passion for campaign finance limits cools
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain Nixes Public Funds for Primaries

Charles Krauthammer: McCain's path cleared by Bush
AP/Quaid: Gary Bauer Endorses McCain
Gary Bauer: The numbers add up to John McCain
AP: Hutchison endorsing McCain
FT: Republican party grandees begin to back McCain
Arizona Republic: GOP in Arizona uniting for McCain
NRO: Unbending on Spending: McCain could become the Reagan of fiscal discipline
Wall Street Journal: McCain and the Talk-Show Hosts
Politico: Can McCain make it happen?
Human Events: McCains Big Decision

Miami Herald: Castro disputes McCain's charge of Cuban torturer
Reuters: Castro, McCain spar over Cuban torture in Vietnam

Rush Limbaugh: Why Rush Can't Endorse McCain
NRO/McCarthy: McCain Estrangement Syndrome
WaPo/Cohen: The Real McCain: At His Best, He's a Bad Politician
AP/Fram: Obama Narrowly Leads McCain in AP Poll

The Hill: Portman praises McCain, but deflects talk of interest in vice presidential slot
AP: Pence suggested as McCain running mate
NRO/Schiffren: McCains Veep: The right No. 2 could help John McCain

Raw Story: Lieberman moves closer to attending Republican National Convention



The Hill: Potomac primary losses could spark pressure on Huckabee to withdraw
WaPo: Despite GOP's Push for McCain, Huckabee Won't Pull Out of Race
AP/Raum: Huckabee Brushes Off Calls to Bow Out
NRO/Petrilli: A Place for Huck? Secretary of Education might suit the governor well
Rush Limbaugh: Mike Huckabee Is Not Going Away
Human Events: Huckabee -- In it to Win it

WDBJ7: Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee visits Lynchburg

NATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh: The GOP Establishment abandoned Conservatism
Rush Limbaugh: Rush's Time Capsule Prediction
Am Spec: Sean Hannity Is Right: A transformative moment for the conservative movement

Jim DeMint: CPAC 2008: Is the GOP Still Lost?
Newt Gingrich: Video: CPAC 2008: A Conservative Declaration of Independence
Human Events: CPAC 2008: Rallying the Troops

The Hill: A breakdown of the candidates for the open House Appropriations seat
CQ Politics: CQ Politics Fundraising Top 10s: Best-Funded House Incumbents



WaPo: US Supreme Court: As on Bench, Voting Styles Are Personal

WaPo: In Times of Crisis, Treasury's No. 2 Plays Crucial Role

WSJ/Debra Burlingame: The Clintons' Terror Pardons

WSJ: Toleration & Islamic Law: No group can be allowed to secede from a liberal legal system

Wall Street Journal: States of Opportunity: Migration patterns within the US
NY Sun: Study Sees Non-Hispanic Whites Shrinking to Minority Status in U.S.

MARYLAND

AP/Wyatt: Md. Readies for Congressional Primary
CQ Politics: Marylands Bid for Influence in Primaries Pays Off

WASHINGTON STATE



Seattle Times: McCain still winner after caucus count
AP/LaCorte: McCain still winner in updated WA GOP caucus results
American Thinker: Huckabee Challenges Washington State Results

NEW YORK

NY Post: Subprime party for Dems aloan
Newsday: Legislature, lobbying forces blast Spitzer's revised budget
AP/Gormley: Empire Zone tax breaks for businesses blasted

CALIFORNIA

AP/Blood: Major GOP donor says state party in trouble

GEORGIA

AJC: Republican lawmakers to Florida: Give us a Bulldog plate, or well ditch the Gator tag

TEXAS

AP/Vertuno: Watchdog group says Craddick illegally trying to buy support

ARIZONA



Arizona Republic: Rep. Shadegg won't seek re-election
Arizona Republic: Republicans, Democrats weigh run for House seat
AP/Kahn: Ariz. Rep. Shadegg Not Seeking 8th Term
AP/Davenport: Ariz. Leaders Mull Gay Marriage Ban Anew
NY Times: Arizona Seeing Signs of Flight by Immigrants

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Gas tax, other alternatives to Corzine toll hike weighed

MINNESOTA

AP/Condon: Al Franken's Rival Isn't Laughing

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOP fetes rail splitter; state plans a bigger bash for him

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: GOP aide is ousted amid FBI probe

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February 11, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: Bush Calls McCain a ‘True Conservative’

AP/Benac: Long List Before Short List for Veep
American Spectator: A Veep From Mississippi
Boston Globe: Coulter says Romney for V.P.
American Thinker: Huckabee making his case for Vice President
AP: Pence says he's humbled by VP talk on likely McCain ticket

Seattle Times: Huckabee disputes vote count

American Spectator: The fight went out of this year's CPAC on opening day

MD: AP/Wyatt: GOP's Wayne Gilchrest Faces Tough Test
NY: NY Post: Paper-trail shock: Gov's files bare plot's early start

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





NY Times: Bush Calls McCain a True Conservative
NY Daily News: President Bush defends John McCain as 'true conservative'
NY Times: Bush, Breaking Campaign Silence, Offers a Nod to McCain (and Huckabee)
WaPo: For McCain, Bush Has Both Praise, Advice
Wall Street Journal: McCain Still Dogged By Conservatives' Ire
Newsday: John McCain is an inconsistent Conservative
LA Times: If McCain is nominee, Bush will help campaign
NY Times: Losses Signal Challenges for McCain

AP: McCain Leads in Virginia Poll
AP: Poll: McCain Leads in Maryland

Wall Street Journal: McCalifornia
American Thinker: Last Nominee Standing
Washington Times: McCain and his critics
WSJ/Fund: Can John McCain win in November?
Politico: Conservatives learn to live with McCain

AP/Benac: Long List Before Short List for Veep
American Spectator: A Veep From Mississippi
Boston Globe: Coulter says Romney for V.P.
American Thinker: Huckabee making his case for Vice President
AP: Pence says he's humbled by VP talk on likely McCain ticket

AP: The Delegate Count





Seattle Times: Huckabee disputes vote count
Seattle PI: Huckabee protests Washington caucus results
WP/Trail: Huckabee Disputes Washington State Results
Boston Globe: Huckabee lawyers to probe GOP vote count in Wash.
LA Times: Huckabee camp says Washington state was called too soon
AP/Freking: Huckabee Protests Washington Results
AP/Freking: Huckabee Looks to Virginia, Maryland
WaPo: Huckabee Says He Still Has Shot at Nomination
American Spectator: Whither Huckabee?

NATIONAL

American Spectator: The fight went out of this year's CPAC on opening day

Wall Street Journal: Wiretap Showdown

AP/Jackson: Former GOP chairman looking forward to diplomatic posting

George Will: The road to a GOP minority
McClatchy: Republicans face an 'epidemic' of House dropouts
Atlanta JC: GOP must shake off Reaganitis

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Will Some Republicans Vote For A Democrat in Virginia Primary?
WaPo: Independents Are Courted Aggressively: Seen as Bellwether for November

MARYLAND

AP/Wyatt: GOP's Wayne Gilchrest Faces Tough Test
Washington Times: The pace picks up for primaries here

NEW YORK

NY Post: Paper-trail shock: Gov's files bare plot's early start
Newsday: Spitzer to amend budget to close new gap
NY Sun: Big Drop Is Seen in Real Estate Tax Revenues
Newsday: Party operatives analyze New York primary results
NY Times: Brunos Activities Give Pause to Ethics School

NEW JERSEY


NY Times: Corzine Drops Route 440 From Toll Plan

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Nice guy will finish first as state Senate leader

ILLINOIS

AP/O'Connor: Ill. voters say economy bigger worry than war; are they inseparable?

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Lottery might find jackpot under Crist

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Speaker Glenn Richardson and wife end marriage

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February 10, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Seattle Times: McCain takes narrow win over Huckabee, Paul in Washington state
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania GOP endorses McCain
Newsday: Connecticut GOP 'super delegates' commit to McCain
Washington Times: Gilmore endorses GOP front-runner McCain
Dallas Morning News: Perry thinks McCain has nomination, expects Texas support
AP: CPAC Straw Poll: Romney 35% McCain 34%
LA Times: McCain's Veepstakes

NY Times: Huckabee Easily Wins Republican Caucuses in Kansas
Reuters: Huckabee wins Louisiana Republican presidential vote
Townhall: Why Huckabee Should Stay In

Fox: Ron Paul Scales Back, Shifts Focus to Congressional Race

AP/Riechmann: Bush Pushes Senate to OK 180 Nominees

LA: Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Governor Jindal Starts Special Session
CA: Sacramento Bee: Why GOP selectively restricts its voters
OH: NY Times: Ohio Officials at Odds Over Paper Ballot
NY: Newsday: D'Amato baby makes debut

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




Seattle Times: McCain takes narrow win over Huckabee, Paul in Washington state
Seattle PI: McCain wins Washington state caucuses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania GOP endorses McCain
Newsday: Connecticut GOP 'super delegates' commit to McCain
Michael Barone: The Verdict of Super Tuesday: McCain has a clear path to the nomination
Dallas Morning News: Perry thinks McCain has nomination, expects Texas support
Miami Herald: McCain's advice Miami-bred



Washington Times: Gilmore endorses GOP front-runner McCain

Newsday: Huckabee's gains show McCain has work ahead
AP/Quaid: McCain Stumbles on Way to Nomination

Washington Times: Activists refusing to back McCain
AP: CPAC Straw Poll: Romney 35% McCain 34% Huckabee 12% Paul 12%
Michelle Malkin: Quo vadis, conservatives?
NYT/Douthat: The Republican Reformation
LA Times: McCain tunes out Limbaugh
Robert McFarlane: The Right Is Wrong on McCain
Mark Steyn: Republicans seem to have decided McCain matches their mood
AP/Fouhy: Clinton Says She Can Beat McCain
AP/Johnson: Romney Offers Democrats McCain Playbook
Arizona Republic: Is McCain a conservative?

LA Times: McCain's Veepstakes
AP/Quaid: McCain skirts discussion of running mate

McClatchy: What would President McCain's foreign policy be?

AP/Reitz: Once darling of the Dems, Lieberman's support booms among GOP







Wall Street Journal: Huckabee Wins Kansas, Louisiana

NY Times: Huckabee Easily Wins Republican Caucuses in Kansas
Wichita Eagle: Kansas passes over McCain to hand Huckabee a decisive win
Wall Street Journal: What Huckabees Kansas Win Means for McCain
Reuters: Huckabee wins Republican contest in Kansas
McClatchy: Huckabee wins Kansas Republican caucus
AP/Lester: Huckabee Wins Kansas Caucuses
ABC News: Huckabee's Kansas 'Miracle'
NRO/York: Huck Wins One

Reuters: Huckabee wins Louisiana Republican presidential vote
Bayou Buzz: Huckabee Edging Out McCain In Louisiana

Newsweek/Fineman: Im Still In The Race
AP/Lester: Huckabee Pledges to Stay in Race
Townhall: Why Huckabee Should Stay In
NY Daily News: Huckabee eyes Giants-like run
NY Times: McCain Seeks to Unify Support, but Huckabee Is Steadfast
Wall Street Journal: Dobson's Choice
Gainsville Times: Professor says evangelicals propelled Huckabee's win in Georgia

MITT ROMNEY

Salt Lake Tribune: Republican Party leaves Mitt in cold

RON PAUL

Fox: Ron Paul Scales Back, Shifts Focus to Congressional Race
Politico: Ron Paul pivots to his reelection
AP: Paul Vows to Remain a Republican in Race
AP: Republican Ron Paul rejects run as third-party candidate


NATIONAL

AP/Gold: Q&A: Making sense of delegates and superdelegates
NY Times: Republicans Weighing the Benefits of Bushs Embrace
J.C. Watts: Change Washington? It will never happen

AP/Taylor: Congress Sends Economic Aid Plan to Bush
NY Times: In Stimulus Plan, Democrats See Gain

AP/Riechmann: Bush Pushes Senate to OK 180 Nominees

McClatchy: House Republicans' exodus nears record

CQ Politics: Reid Files 15-Day Extension of Surveillance Law

LOUISIANA

AP/Mokrzycki: Exit Polls Explain Louisiana Primary

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Governor Jindal Starts Special Session
Times-Pic: Jindal sees chance to improve rankings: Ethics bills will send national message
Daily Advertiser: Jindal's ethics plan draws criticism

NEW YORK

Newsday: D'Amato baby makes debut
AP/Gormley: Analysis: Despite bosses' plans, voters won in NY primary
Newsday: A vow to fight Spitzer tax cuts in Suffolk schools

OHIO

NY Times: Ohio Officials at Odds Over Paper Ballot

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Why GOP selectively restricts its voters

FLORIDA

AP: Crist picks new Juvenile Justice secretary

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February 9, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: Bush to conservatives: Embrace nominee
Wichita Eagle: McCain tells Kansas: I will bring Osama bin Laden to justice
Rush Limbaugh: McCain VP Names Floating Around
AP/Barrett: Rep. Reynolds urges GOP to put aside differences, support McCain
Politico: Gloves off: The Dem plan to hit McCain

LA Times: Why isn't Huckabee throwing in the towel?
Chicago Tribune: Huckabee may be candidate for later role

The Hill: House Dems, GOP to launch debates this month

GA: Atlanta JC: Georgia Republicans unhappy about rebate
VA: WaPo: Va. Senate Panel Rejects Tax-Relief Plan That Passed Last Year
NY: NY Times: Editorial: On Investigating a Republican (Bruno)
MD: CQ Politics: Maryland Challenger Antes a Million to Show He’s in to Win

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN









Wichita Eagle: McCain tells Kansas: I will bring Osama bin Laden to justice
Wall Street Journal: Brownback to Blame Self if McCain Loses Kansas
Seattle PI: Republican front-runner McCain arrives to campaign in Seattle
NY Times: Republican Party Is Set to Focus on Security
Politico: Gloves off: The Dem plan to hit McCain

Rush Limbaugh: McCain VP Names Floating Around
WaPo: The Running-Mate Roundup
American Thinker: McCain's Veep Choice

Washington Times: Bush to conservatives: Embrace nominee
AP/Riechmann: Bush Urges Unity on Republican Nominee
NY Daily News: President Bush urges GOP to rally around likely nominee John McCain
WaPo: History and Necessity Unite Bush, McCain
Rush Limbaugh: McCain vs. Limbaugh Is Over, and Now, It's About the Issues
Rush Limbaugh: Rush Prediction Comes True: Sitting Out '06 Equals McCain '08

WaPo: Va. Race a Litmus Test for McCain
AP/Quaid: McCain Discounts Ticket-Balancing
AP/Sidoti: McCain Refines Plan for General Election
AP/Quaid: Analysis: McCain Trying to Keep It Real
WaPo: The Five Stages of McCain
WaPo: Spanning the U.S. to Bridge a Rift
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Latin Dance: Republicans Seek to Sway Hispanic Vote
Houston Chronicle: McCain faces a tough task in Texas GOP



AP/Hanna: Huckabee, McCain woo conservatives on eve of Kansas caucuses
Wichita Eagle: Huckabee: I'm a Wal-Mart, not aWall St., Republican
LA Times: Why isn't Huckabee throwing in the towel?
Chicago Tribune: Huckabee may be candidate for later role
CBS News: Huckabee Says D.C.'s "Chattering Class" Not "Thrilled" He's Still Running
Boston Globe: Huckabee uses Romney argument against McCain
News & Observer: Huckabee undaunted by ascendant McCain

MITT ROMNEY

Washington Times: Right wants Romney as standard-bearer
NYT/Collins: The Revenge of Seamus

NATIONAL

Washington Times: Editorial: The Potomac primary
WaPo: The Disaffected Voters Who'll Decide 2008
WaPo: 5 Myths About Those Nefarious Neocons

The Hill: House Dems, GOP to launch debates this month

The Hill: Durbin lifts hold on deputy AG nominee

Rush Limbaugh: Don't Sit Out, Conservatives: Focus on the House and Senate

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NY Times: Editorial: On Investigating a Republican
AP/Barrett: Rep. Reynolds urges GOP to put aside differences, support McCain
The Hill: Clinton aides entry should begin shaping field for McNultys seat
AP: Former aide to Sen. Clinton seeks House seat
AP/Hill: New parole hearing ordered for NY cop killer

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Rell curbs freeway billboards in surprise executive order

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Senate Panel Rejects Tax-Relief Plan That Passed Last Year

MARYLAND

CQ Politics: Maryland Challenger Antes a Million to Show Hes in to Win
WaPo: Editorial: For the House in Maryland

FLORIDA

AP/Stacy: Panel Votes to End Fla. Election Probe

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: Tolls Plan Is Dead Unless Revised, Corzine Is Notified by Opponents

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgia Republicans unhappy about rebate

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Whitman expected to retire from EBay

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February 8, 2008


TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: Romney Exits, Saying He Has to ‘Stand Aside for Our Party’
Politico: Romney ends bid, eyeing 2012
Wall Street Journal: As Romney Quits, Right Is Still Wary of McCain
WaPo: Former Sen. Allen, Former Gov. Ehrlich Endorse McCain
Charles Krauthammer: Bush Begat McCain
AP/Gorski: Evangelical Leader Dobson Endorses Huckabee
AP/Raum: Cheney Predicts GOP Will Win Presidency
Peggy Noonan: Can Mrs. Clinton Lose?
Pat Toomey: McCain's Veep Options

WaPo: Congress Approves Stimulus Package: Added Disabled Vets And Poor Seniors
WaPo: Bush Urges Vote on Judicial Nominees: Senate Democrats Aim to Stall Till '09

NC: Charlotte Observer: Six NC governor candidates ready to talk health care on TV
VA: WaPo: Partisan Battle Shaping Up Over Judicial Picks
AZ: AP: Arizona Law Banning the Hiring of Illegal Immigrants Is Upheld
CA: San Diego Union-Tribune: Denial of GOP ballots tops poll problems
OR: CQ Politics: Oregon House Race Heats Up on Retirement News
NY: NY Sun: GOP Control of State Senate in Jeopardy
PA: MajorityAP: Candidate claim could mean ethics violation for Rep. Murphy
KS: LJWorld: Republican presidential candidates coming to Kansas Friday

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

AP: Washington state, Kansas and Louisiana take part in GOP contests Saturday
American Spectator: The missing issue of Campaign '08









Wall Street Journal: As Romney Quits, Right Is Still Wary of McCain
NY Times: McCain Emerges as G.O.P. Choice
WaPo: Romney Out, McCain Looks Ahead
WaPo: Former Sen. Allen, Former Gov. Ehrlich Endorse McCain
NRO/William Bennett: Conservative Sense & Sensibility
NYT/Caucus: How McCain Benefits From a Longer Primary Race
NY Sun: McCain Faces 'Unchartered Waters'
Fox: McCain Seeks to Lock Down Conservative Support After Romney Exits
Deseret Morning News: McCain tells Republican group he will unite party
CNN: Cheers, boos for McCain at conservative gathering
AP/Quaid: Main Reasons Conservatives Oppose McCain
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain Not Yet Energizing Conservatives
WaPo: Transcript: McCain Addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference
RCP: Sen. Coburn Introduces Sen. McCain at CPAC
Swamp: John McCain: 'Proud to be a conservative'
NYT/Caucus: With Romney Gone, What Will McCain Do?
Newsday: McCain woos conservatives, Romney supporters
Boston Globe: McCain courts conservatives after Romney quits candidacy
AP/Italie: Publishers Ponder John McCain Candidacy
WaPo/Marcus: Defrosting the Republican Base
Charles Krauthammer: Bush Begat McCain
WaPo/Sanchez: Immigration Becoming Part of the Solution
WaPo/Gerson: Why McCain Endures: The Candidate Knows That Hopefulness Sells
WaPo: GOP Plaudits for McCain -- and a Few Olive Branches
The Hill: McCain tries to seal deal
NY Post: Mac vows to be Mr. Right
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Banks on Fear and Loathing
NY Daily News: John McCain relied on war message to bring him back to front of GOP
American Spectator: What all the wannabes forgot to learn about Ronald Reagan
American Thinker: McCain's speech to CPAC

AP/Quaid: McCain Shows Up to Vote for Economic Aid

AP/Myers: McCain Camp Stops Using Mellencamp Songs

AP/Miga: Lieberman praises McCain as likely GOP nominee
FMNN: Lieberman Stripped Super Delegate

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NY Daily News: Mitt Romney drops out of race for the good of 'our party and our country'
NY Times: Miscalculations Dogged Romney From the Start
NY Times: Romney Exits, Saying He Has to Stand Aside for Our Party
NRO/York: Why Romney Failed
Boston Globe: Upon leaving, options, obstacles
Boston Globe: Highlights of Mitt Romney's speech
Boston Globe: Editorial: Romney exits
Boston Globe: Unpersuasive to the end
WaPo: The Realist in Romney Saw a Path Too Steep
Wall Street Journal: Romney Bows Out
Chicago Tribune: Romney quits GOP race, stunning conservatives
AP: Romney's Withdrawal Speech
Politico: Romney ends bid, eyeing 2012
Atlantic/Ambinder: Romney's Graceful Exit
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Romney suspends Republican presidential bid
Economist UK: Mitt Romney throws in the towel
Time: Why Romney's Product Launch Failed
NRO/Lopez: Romney Suspends: And positions himself as a conservative leader of the future
Southern Political Report: Down South, Romney could never get the accent quite right
AP/Johnson: Romney's Campaign Mirrored Father's
WaPo/Milbank: Exit, Stage Right
NYT/Egan: Mitts Funeral
American Spectator: Mitt Calls It Quits
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Quits, Gives Best Speech
Rush Limbaugh: Rush Considers Hillary Fundraiser
LA Times: Ron Paul forces Mitt Romney out of the GOP race





AP/Gorski: Evangelical Leader Dobson Endorses Huckabee
LA Times: James Dobson endorses Mike Huckabee
WVVR: Huckabee Delegate Confirms Deal with Paul Supporters
American Thinker: Huckabee's anti-Mormonism: An old American lesson
Washington Times: Huckabee on track to play the spoiler

NATIONAL



NY Times: Congress Votes for a Stimulus of $168 Billion
WaPo: Congress Approves Stimulus Package: Added Disabled Vets And Poor Seniors
AP: Congress passes $168B stimulus plan
Phoenix Business Journal: Stimulus plan moves forward, McCain votes in favor



WaPo: Bush Urges Vote on Judicial Nominees: Senate Democrats Aim to Stall Till '09
AP/Riechmann: Bush Says Senate Must Vote on Nominees



Boston Globe: AG won't probe CIA on torture laws

The Hill: Spending panels open up requests for earmarks
NRO: McCain: 'I Will Not Sign a Bill That Has Earmarks In It.'

AP: House, Senate Members Back DC Gun Owners
CQ Politics: Democrats Go Into Senate Campaigns With Big Money Advantage
AP/Abrams: House GOP Opposes AIDS Program Changes
NY Times: Mukasey Warns of Drug Case Releases
NY Sun: Judges Press IRS on Church Tax Break
The Hill: Shelby says Paulson broke word on mortgage limits

American Spectator: The GOP is lucky Mike Duncan and not Howard Dean is its chairman
The Hill: Cole moves to reassure GOP members

NEW YORK

NY Sun: GOP Control of State Senate in Jeopardy
Newsday: Spitzer meets with local pols about Bush's budget
AP/Gormley: Bruno: 'Framework' of deal set for NYRA, race tracks

CALIFORNIA

San Diego Union-Tribune: Denial of GOP ballots tops poll problems
NY Times: Park Toll Road Plan Rejected in California

KANSAS

LJWorld: Republican presidential candidates coming to Kansas Friday
Wichita Eagle: McCain, Huckabee to visit Wichita on Friday

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Six NC governor candidates ready to talk health care on TV

MICHIGAN

MLive: Hoekstra: Disappointed in Romney's decision; ready to support McCain
AP: Michigan Romney delegates now are uncommitted

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Partisan Battle Shaping Up Over Judicial Picks
The Hill: Connolly enters race for Daviss Virginia seat

ILLINOIS

Rockford Register Star: Area GOP leaders say theyll back John McCain

OREGON

CQ Politics: Oregon House Race Heats Up on Retirement News
The Hill: Hooley exit gives GOP first break
AP/Daly: No Re-Election Bid for Oregon Lawmaker

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Leading Democrat, all GOP legislators reject Corzine toll plan

PENNSYLVANIA

MajorityAP: Candidate claim could mean ethics violation for Rep. Murphy
AP/Rubinkam: Hazleton Mayor Runs for Congress

ARIZONA

AP: Arizona Law Banning the Hiring of Illegal Immigrants Is Upheld

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