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January 21, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: Republican Field Rides Full Force Into Florida Test
Wall Street Journal: Candidates Set Sights on Florida
WaPo: GOP Field Readies for True Test In Florida

NYT/Kristol: Thoroughly Unmodern McCain
Robert Novak: Rallying to McCain
Houston Chronicle: Huckabee sees Texas as potentially pivotal in GOP contest
Politico: Romney uses show to spin losses
Boston Globe: Giuliani betting all on Florida contest
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Thompson contemplates dropping out of race

NY: NY Post: 'Cover-Up' in in Probe of Gov-Aide 'Threat'
NJ: AP/Hester: Questions and answers on New Jersey's presidential primary
CA: American Spectator: Arnold's Gray Days
MI: Detroit News: Ex-state rep vies to challenge Levin again

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN


NY Times: Republican Field Rides Full Force Into Florida Test
Wall Street Journal: Candidates Set Sights on Florida
WaPo: GOP Field Readies for True Test In Florida
WaPo: 'Attraction Effect' Helps Voters Pick From the Pack
Newsday: Immigration still a hot topic with voters
Newsday: Trouble lurks when politics intrudes on faith
Washington Times: It's the economy again
Orlando Sentinel: Delegate rules in Super Tuesday states might not produce front-runners
Human Events/Babbin: Whose Primaries are They?
CQ Politics: Front-loading Frustration Spurs GOP Talk of a Fix
Dallas Morning News: Campaigning for winners can give lobbyists a leg up



NYT/Kristol: Thoroughly Unmodern McCain
Robert Novak: Rallying to McCain
Newsday: Poll: McCain leads in Feb. 5 primaries
WaPo/Kurtz: Accessibility Opens Doors For McCain
American Spectator: Can John McCain ride his SC win all the way to the nomination?
American Spectator: Florida Endorsements
Swamp: A McCain endorsement in the 'dead-heat' of Florida
NRO/Hanson: McCain Agonistes
Washington Times: McCain likely to cruise to Super Tuesday
Miami Herald: GOP contenders arrive in FL, aim at McCain
Dallas Morning News: Electability decided South Carolina Republican primary, some say
Human Events: McCain Wins South Carolina Despite Evangelical Turn Out
CNA: Notre Dame law prof endorses McCain as best pro-life choice for president



Houston Chronicle: Huckabee sees Texas as potentially pivotal in GOP contest
WSJ/John Fund: Huckabee tries but fails to win the votes of non-evangelicals
American Spectator: Mike Huckabee learns about the limits of identity politics
NY Post: Chuck Norris 'kicks' McCain
AP/Castro: Norris Says McCain Too Old for President
Time: Fred and Michigan Leave Huck Hurting
Swamp: Huckabee's resetting his campaign clock
Swamp: The quiet before Chuck Norris
Swamp: Huckabee arrives back in Arkansas
Financial Times UK: Huckabee struggles to draw Christian right
Politico: Mike Huckabee: McCain-lover, Mitt-killer
Fox: Huckabee: Fred and Snow Behind South Carolina Defeat



Politico: Romney uses show to spin losses
Reuters: Mitt Romney's economic record questioned
Southern Political Report: For Romney, it wasn't his faith, 'it was his phonyism'
UPI: Romney confident he'll beat McCain
Fox: Transcript: Mitt Romney on 'FOX News Sunday'



Boston Globe: Giuliani betting all on Florida contest
Washington Times: Florida do-or-die for Giuliani
NY Daily News: Few party favors for Giuliani in N.Y.
Newsday: Giuliani criticizes McCain as he stumps in Florida
NY Post: Rudy, McCain in Florida brawl
Newsday: Giuliani's celebrity may not be enough in Florida
NY Daily News: GOP winners storm onto Giuliani's turf
Newsday: Giuliani focuses on Florida



Cleveland Plain Dealer: Thompson contemplates dropping out of race
Nashville City Paper: Is this the end of Freds run?
Knoxville News Sentinel: It might be too late for Fred '08
Boston Globe: Thompson considers ending run
AP/Sidoti: GOP race turns to Florida; Thompson reconsiders
Chicago Tribune: Thompson has no immediate plans to compete in Florida

THIRD PARTY?

NY Sun: Editorial: Bloomberg-Gingrich

NATIONAL

WaPo: A Weekly Roundup of the Buzz From the Sunday Talk Shows

LA Times: Lawmakers discuss economic stimulus plan

NYT/Krugman: Debunking the Reagan Myth

AP/Wax: Americans abroad can now vote online

NEW YORK

NY Post: 'Cover-Up' in in Probe of Gov-Aide 'Threat'
NY Sun: Spitzer Budget Is Greeted by Shift of Critics
NY Sun: Bruno's Suite Gives Glimpse of Big Perks
AP/Gormley: Spitzer's budget: State school aid rises, but a fight expected
Newsday: Spitzer's budget plan a mixed bag for LI schools
Newsday: New York has a lot at stake in 2008 tax debate
NY Sun: Court Overlooks a Blind Spot in Picking Judges

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Questions and answers on New Jersey's presidential primary
AP/Hester: Early debate focuses on what Corzine's toll plan means for debt

TEXAS

LA Times: Texas grand jurors outraged by politics of justice

CALIFORNIA

American Spectator: Arnold's Gray Days
LA Times: Gov. has power to cut spending if he wants to do it
LA Times: Shut out by GOP, independents may tilt Democratic
LA Times: Editorial: Yes on Proposition 93

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Ex-state rep vies to challenge Levin again
AP/Thomas: Raczkowski to challenge Levin for Senate

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January 20, 2008




TODAY'S TOP STORIES

USA Today: McCain beats Huckabee in South Carolina showdown
WaPo: SC Results: McCain 33% Huckabee 30% Thompson 16% Romney 15%
WaPo: Huckabee Fails to Get Decisive Edge Among Evangelicals
NY Times: Romney Gains Easy Victory in Nevada’s G.O.P. Contest
WaPo: Nevada Results: Romney 51% Paul 14% McCain 13%
NY Daily News: Revved-up Rudy lookin' for Florida fight
Fox: Will Fred Fight On?
San Diego Union-Tribune: Rep. Duncan Hunter drops out of race for GOP bid
GC Daily News: Paul looks at Feb. 5 campaign deadline

WaPo: Political Advocacy Group Formed by Former Bush Aides Plans a Broad Agenda
NY Times: Tax Rebate or Payment? A Policy Debate Begins
WaPo: Administration Rankles Some With Stance in Handgun Case

NY Times: The Gipper Gap: In Search of Reagan
Mercury News: GOP candidates invoke Reagan without truly understanding him

American Thinker: The Top Ten Political Speeches of All Time

FL: Miami Herald: Martinez sits out GOP race
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger stays neutral in presidential race
NY: NY Daily News: Darren Dopp: Gov. Spitzer approved Joe Bruno records release
NJ: AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Voters ambivalent about Lautenberg
MS: NY Times: The Legal Trail in a Delta Drama

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




USA Today: McCain beats Huckabee in South Carolina showdown
WaPo: SC Results: McCain 33% Huckabee 30% Thompson 16% Romney 15%
NY Daily News: McCain wins South Carolina primary
Washington Times: McCain captures South Carolina
Wall Street Journal: McCain Wins South Carolina In Tight Race With Huckabee
Boston Globe: McCain edges Huckabee in S.C.
Charlotte Observer: McCain edges Huckabee in S.C.
The State: Arizona senator's push pays off
The State: McCain, S.C. find common ground
The State: Exit polls: Why McCain won, mood of voters
Politico: The Exit Polls: Why McCain won S.C
WaPo: McCain Beats Huckabee in S. Carolina
NY Times: McCain Has Big Win in South Carolina; Huckabee Falls Short
NY Times: No Quick Knockouts as Races Move to New Terrain
AP: McCain: Republicans lost control of spending
Newsday: S. C. win makes McCain GOP front-runner
Newsday: McCain begins to emerge
WaPo: This Time, McCain Defused Conservative Attacks
Boston Globe: Collegial contest obscures longtime GOP divisions
AP/Fram: Ideology, Religion Important in S.C.
AP/Fram: McCain won over moderates in S.C.
AP/Ohlemacher: McCain Wins Most Delegates
David Broder: McCain's Happier State
George Will: Waiting for Straight Talk
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: McCain Win May Have Set Course
AP: Results So Far in the 2008 Contests
NY Times: Republicans in South Carolina Focus on the Economy and Values

Orlando Sentinel: Editorial: Endorses John McCain
Miami Herald: McCain rides wave into Florida
Miami Herald: McCain an idealist, no matter the cost
NY Post: John picks up juice for Florida battle
Time: The GOP Fight Comes Down to Florida
NRO/Mark Steyn: On to Florida
Palm Beach Post: Its not an election, its whack-a-mole
Politico: Split decisions set up GOP fight for Florida

Tuscaloosa News: We endorse McCain



MTV: John McCain's Daughter Meghan Calls Obama 'Cute'



WaPo: Huckabee Fails to Get Decisive Edge Among Evangelicals
Charlotte Observer: Huckabee takes a hit in a state he needed
Swamp: Huckabee: "We got awful close"
AP/Quaid: Huckabee says race 'far, far from over'
AP/Quaid: Huckabee Claims He Has the Momentum
Boston Globe: Strange bedfellows at Huckabee rally
Boston Herald: Evolution of a campaign: Huckster 08
Robert Novak: McCain deals blow to Huckabee



Boston Globe: Romney turns focus to fight for Fla.
NY Times: Romney Gains Easy Victory in Nevadas G.O.P. Contest
WaPo: Nevada Results: Romney 51% Paul 14% McCain 13%
Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon support drives Romney win in Nevada
AP/Espo: Republican Romney wins Nevada caucuses
Guardian UK: Romney's hot streak continues in Nevada
AP/Johnson: Romney Unveils Stimulus Package
AP: Romney Extends Delegate Lead
AP: Romney Statement
LA Times: A raucous caucus on the Strip
The State: Romney couldn't connect with S.C. voters



NY Daily News: Revved-up Rudy lookin' for Florida fight
Miami Herald: Giuliani faces issues with aggressive spirit
St. Petersburg Times: What would it take to deter Giuliani?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Is Florida the beginning or the end for Giuliani?
Newsday: Giuliani gets head start in make-or-break Florida
NY Daily News: Silver tongue may haunt Rudy Giuliani
AP/Reid: Giuliani on Attack in Fla.
Newsday: In Florida, Giuliani focuses on space program
NY Times: Fierce Spending in Early Stages Saps Campaigns
St. Petersburg Times: State hears from Giuliani foe



Fox: Will Fred Fight On?
The Hill: Thompson stays in...for now
Daily News Journal: Analysis: Thompson hints at withdrawal
AP: Thompson speech hints at withdrawal
KXNet: Fred Thompson Peters Out In South Carolina
NRO: A Thompson Supporter Looks Back, Ahead
Mercury News: Fred Thompson pitches 'conservative values'



San Diego Union-Tribune: Rep. Duncan Hunter drops out of race for GOP bid
AP: Rep. Duncan Hunter Exits Republican Race
Reuters: Hunter ends long-shot Republican White House bid
CQ Politics: Poor Showings Push GOP’s Hunter to Quit White House Bid
RTT News: Hunter Abandons Presidential Bid

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GC Daily News: Paul looks at Feb. 5 campaign deadline
McClatchy: Paul: authentic GOP enigma

THIRD PARTY?

NY Times: Bloomberg Creates a Task Force to Advocate for U.S. Infrastructure Needs
AP/Blood: Bloomberg in California to deliver harsh assessment of Washington
Newsday: Bloomberg makes speech on national economy
NY Post: Brookings scholar against a Bloomberg run
NY Daily News: Bloomberg teams with Schwarzenegger to form 'Building America's Future'

NATIONAL

WaPo: Political Advocacy Group Formed by Former Bush Aides Plans a Broad Agenda

AP/Loven: Bush Pushes $150B Economic Aid Package
NY Times: Tax Rebate or Payment? A Policy Debate Begins
AP/Aversa: Debate Over Getting Rebates to the Poor

WaPo: Administration Rankles Some With Stance in Handgun Case



NY Times: The Gipper Gap: In Search of Reagan
NYT/Frank Rich: Ronald Reagan Is Still Dead
Mercury News: GOP candidates invoke Reagan without truly understanding him

American Thinker: The Top Ten Political Speeches of All Time

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Martinez sits out GOP race
Orlando Sentinel: Florida win may spur huge 'momentum'
LA Times: Florida becomes showdown state for GOP
Orlando Sentinel: Statewide poll: Outlook grim for Florida property tax amendment
Orlando Sentinel: A little primer on the big tax vote


NEW YORK


NY Daily News: Darren Dopp: Gov. Spitzer approved Joe Bruno records release

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: All politics is local? Not in U.S. senate race

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Voters ambivalent about Lautenberg
NY Times: Corzine Is Ready to Deal to Get the Toll Plan He Wants
AP/Hester: Corzine's mid-term report card: Some promises kept, others not
Asbury Park Press: Corzine should move to close state pay-to-play loopholes
Asbury Park Press: Timeline for Corzine's tenure

MISSISSIPPI

NY Times: The Legal Trail in a Delta Drama

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger stays neutral in presidential race
SF Chronicle: California independents an election enigma
AP/Kurtzman: Barred by GOP, independents may be key to Calif. Democratic race
LA Times: A California primary that matters
Mercury News: GOP on notice to resist higher taxes

TEXAS

Dallas Morning News: How our senators and North Texas reps did in 2007

COLORADO

Denver Post: Politics comes off bench in judge-picking

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: Carson gets national support

ILLINOIS

Pantagraph: Varied experience counts in primary race for Weller's seat

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Legislators rush to delete computer sales tax



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January 19, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Wall Street Journal: South Carolina May Winnow GOP Field
The State: Wintry weather adds wrinkle at 11th hour: Independents’ impact also key

Austin American-Statesman: McCain disappointed in Perot's criticism of him
The Hill: New ad features Huckabee’s praise of McCain
BG: Lower profile, but more delegates? Romney choice of Nevada over S.C. may pay off
Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani vows to keep U.S. lead in space
Knoxville News Sentinel: Main man behind the Thompson campaign
TheFacts: How far will Ron Paul go?

Wall Street Journal: Bush, Democrats Spar on Stimulus

Washington Times: Barbour advises GOP to return to grass roots
WS/Kristol: Waiting for Reagan: You fight an election with the politicians you have
LA Times: Drives in 5 states target affirmative action
NFL: Rush & the Hutch Make Their Picks

FL: Miami Herald: McCain expects Martinez's help -- so does Giuliani
TX: Wall Street Journal: Texas and the Death Penalty
VA: WaPo: Senate Leader to Push for Increase in Gas Tax
NJ: Newark Star-Ledger: Pennacchio begins campaign to gain GOP nod for Senate
NY: NY Post: Spitzer lets 215 killers go loose
NY: Wall Street Journal: Fred Dicker: Spitzer's Nemesis
MD: Washington Times: Bush endorses Gilchrest in 1st District
IL: AP: Three Republicans are vying for chance to run against Durbin
MS: Commercial Appeal: 2 days of runoffs possible for Mississippi

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




Wall Street Journal: South Carolina May Winnow GOP Field
The State: Wintry weather adds wrinkle at 11th hour: Independents impact also key
Orangeburg Times & Democrat: Undecideds hold key to today's GOP outcome
NY Times: McCain and Huckabee Avoid Sparring in Final South Carolina Push
Dallas Morning News: Ex-Texas lawmaker Phil Gramm stumps for McCain in South Carolina
Austin American-Statesman: McCain disappointed in Perot's criticism of him
Boston Globe: McCain thanks Senate ally with affectionate jabs
Sacramento Bee: The Bee recommends: McCain
Weekly Standard: There's something about McCain that drives conservatives nuts
NY Daily News: Tight race for John McCain and Mike Huckabee in South Carolina primary
McClatchy: S. Carolina might not pick GOP front-runner
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Battling for South Carolina
Boston Globe: GOP showdown in S.C.
Boston Globe: Palmetto State GOP primary
Boston Globe: Southern state beset by smear campaigns ahead of GOP primary
LA Times: S.C. campaign winds up in a GOP slugfest
AP: Poll: McCain Ahead in SC
Washington Times: Voters to face snow in S.C.
AP/Raum: McCain: Federal Spending Out of Control
AP/Sidoti: AP Poll: McCain Soars, Giuliani Plummets
LA Times: Buoyant McCain needs no 'game face' now
AP: AP Poll Method, Questions and Results
Politico: The martyrdom of John McCain
NRO: Praise Him: McCain deserves accolades, not attacks
CQ Politics: GOP Jumble Tests South Carolinas History of Picking Favorites
Hartford Courant: Lieberman Hits Campaign Trail Again, But This Time He's Selling McCain
Jerusalem Post: Lieberman the foolish wise man
Angus Reid: McCain at 50%, Leads Two Democrats in U.S.
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: McCain 34%, Huckabee 21%

The Hill: New ad features Huckabees praise of McCain
YouTube: Video: Web Ad: Trust Huckabee



WaPo: GOP Race Is Close in S.C.: Huckabee and McCain Lead; Winner Will Receive Boost
NY Times: Between Pulpit and Podium, Huckabee Straddles Fine Line
NY Daily News: Flag issue rebs up Carolina race as Huckabee defends Confederate banner
AP/Kuhnhenn: Confederate Flag Ad Praises Huckabee
Reuters: Huckabee, McCain In South Carolina Dead Heat
Swamp: Huckabee: I'm one of you
Swamp: Huckabee Surging in SC?
Philadelphia Inquirer: Huckabee confident in S. Carolina
Salt Lake Tribune: Lowry: Republican campaign field muddled by the Huckabee hoax



BG: Lower profile, but more delegates? Romney choice of Nevada over S.C. may pay off
Philadelphia Inquirer: Romney drops S.C. bid to gamble alone on Nev.
Reno Gazette-Journal: GOP: Voting will continue despite problems
Reno Gazette-Journal: Romney makes campaign swing
Lahontan Valley News: The Nevada caucuses in a nutshell
Lahontan Valley News: What you need to know for today's caucuses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Romney has 15-point lead over McCain in Nevada
NY Times: Romney Offers an Economic Stimulus Plan
Reuters: Romney proposes $250 bln economic stimulus package
NY Times: Romney Alters His Message, but Questions Remain
Politico: Romney changes tune on layoffs
Rush Limbaugh: Mormon Issue Not Gone for Mitt
National Post: Morals, Mormons and Mitt
AP: After clash, Romney says journalists' job tough
Miami Herald: A look at Romney's "Chairs" ad



Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani vows to keep U.S. lead in space
AP/Sidoti: Giuliani plummets in new polls
NY Daily News: Rudy's space pitch
Newsday: Rudy's popularity shaken in South Carolina
The Hill/York: The president of Florida



Rush Limbaugh: Fred Thompson Surges in South Carolina?
NY Times: Thompson, Lingering in Midpack, Sticks to a Slow and Steady Strategy
Knoxville News Sentinel: Main man behind the Thompson campaign
Chicago Tribune: S.C. primary could cut Thompson out of script
Politico: Thompson really needs a South Carolina win
Reason: Fred's Final Days: Barring a miracle, South Carolina will bury him
NY Times: A Renewed Candidacy for Thompson
Boston Globe: Thompson rises to third in S.C. poll
McClatchy: Thompson tries to stay alive

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TheFacts: How far will Ron Paul go?
The State: Want a ride on Ron Paul's blimp?

THIRD PARTY?

NY Daily News: Bloomberg meets ex-Perot manager
Dallas Morning News: In Austin, Bloomberg, Armstrong hint at political futures
AP/Kugler: Bloomberg Meets With Ballot Access Expert

NATIONAL



Wall Street Journal: Bush, Democrats Spar on Stimulus
NY Times: Bush Proposing $145 Billion Plan to Spur Economy
AP: Bush calls for economic package worth about $145 billion
AP/Riechmann: Bush Wants Fast Tax Aid to Boost Economy
Swamp: On the Hill, differing visions on economic stimulus
Robert Novak: Bipartisan Stimulation

WaPo: 4th Circuit Nominee Withdraws Name
The Hill: Judicial nominee withdraws amid Democratic criticism

NY Times: U.S. Diplomat Nicholas Burns Stepping Down
WaPo: Undersecretary of State Decides to Step Down



Washington Times: Barbour advises GOP to return to grass roots
Biloxi Sun Herald: No Barbour endorsement
LA Times: Internet whiz connects Grand Old Party to what's new

WS/Kristol: Waiting for Reagan: You fight an election with the politicians you have
WSJ/James Taranto: Presidential Campaign: Are We There Yet?
NY Times: Could Congress Be Waking Up?
Seattle Times: Party ties mean less as voters shift their allegiance
NRO/Michael Barone: Mostly Decent Politics: Campaign Memories

AP/Pickler: Edwards, Clinton Critical of Obama's Praise for GOP And Reagan
Wall Street Journal: Obama and the Gipper

LA Times: Drives in 5 states target affirmative action
NY Times: Editorial: The Immigrant Vote
LA Times: Indicted ex-lawmaker as diplomat
AP: Anti-war protesters get permit for GOP convention rally

NFL: Rush & the Hutch Make Their Picks

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitzer lets 215 killers go loose
Wall Street Journal: Fred Dicker: Spitzer's Nemesis
Newsday: Rep. King gets partial victory in fight for anti-terror money

TEXAS

Wall Street Journal: Texas and the Death Penalty

LA Times: D.A. rejects grand jury's indictment of justice
AP/Graczyk: Texas Thriller: the Runaway Grand Jury

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Senate Leader to Push for Increase in Gas Tax
Potomac News: Frederick says he'll run for chairman of Republican party of Virginia

NEW JERSEY

Newark Star-Ledger: Pennacchio begins campaign to gain GOP nod for Senate
NY Times: Study Says Drivers Will Use New Jersey Toll Roads Despite Increases

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Bush endorses Gilchrest in 1st District
Delmarva Daily Times: Gilchrest braces for flak at forum

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: The 'something for nothing' state
LA Times: Deal on state's prisons is possible

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: McCain expects Martinez's help -- so does Giuliani
Palm Beach Post: Races may stay muddled until conventions
St. Petersburg Times: Parties' penalties cut power of state's vote

WISCONSIN

Green Bay Press-Gazette: State still could be crucial in presidential races

NORTH DAKOTA

Bismarck Tribune: Boucher to reveal plans on running for governor

ILLINOIS

AP: Three Republicans are vying for chance to run against Durbin

VERMONT

Reformer: Gov. Douglas will sound off in D.C. over EPA decision

KANSAS

Kansas City Star: Office in turmoil awaits new attorney general
Topeka Capital-Journal: Sebelius counting on Six as new A.G.

MISSISSIPPI

Commercial Appeal: 2 days of runoffs possible for Mississippi

WEST VIRGINIA

AP: Rockefeller files to run for fifth term

MICHIGAN

MLive: Party divisions worry Hoekstra

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January 18, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

The State: Exclusive | S.C. poll: McCain, Huckabee lead
Rush Limbaugh: If Nominated, McCain Will Lose
Charlotte Observer: Huckabee's everyman vibe speaks to supporters
Dallas Morning News: Perot blasts McCain, endorses Romney
Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani campaigns hard in Florida as poll numbers sag
AP/Davenport: Thompson Would Wait on Economic Stimulus

The Hill: House GOP not rushing to replace Wicker

TX: Dallas MN: Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina indicted in connection with fire
NJ: AP/Delli Santi: Republican Pennacchio declares U.S. Senate candidacy
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Crist proposes $1 billion education funding increase
MA: CQ Politics: House Special Election Contender Ponders Kerry Challenge
NY: NY Post: 'Privilege' in Dopp stonewall

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




Politico: McCain no longer a maverick in S.C.
The State: Exclusive | S.C. poll: McCain, Huckabee lead
The State: 'Undecideds' hold the cards in South Carolina
Sun-Sentinel: McCain ahead in Florida: Statewide poll
Rush Limbaugh: If Nominated, McCain Will Lose
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Liberalism Is the Problem
Rush Limbaugh: Little Hand Grenade with a Bad Haircut Returns, Aims at McCain
The Hill: McCain hit by Hammer on the Hill
AP/Raum: McCain Proposes Business Tax Cuts
NRO/Freddoso: Can John McCain mend fences?
NY Post: McCain tailed by 'Amnesty Express'
Human Events/Murdock: McCain: Not Right for the Right
Dallas Morning News: For South Carolina's military voters, foreign cred ranks No. 1
Miami Herald: Lieberman a rock star at Dade deli
Washington Times: McCain rallies S.C. supporters
Washington Times: McCain, Romney hit over Confederate flag



Charlotte Observer: Huckabee's everyman vibe speaks to supporters
Charlotte Observer: Flair, Norris, lend muscles to Huckabee
Charlotte Observer: S.C. primary following tradition of raw politics
Dallas Morning News: Evangelicals in South Carolina split on which candidate to put faith in
AP/Quaid: Huckabee Says Let SC Decide on Flag
NY Times: Confederate Flag Takes Center Stage Once Again
NY Daily News: Flag issue rebs up South Carolina race
WSJ/Strassel: Huckabee and the Values Vote
Wall Street Journal: Huckabee's Task: Going National On a Shoestring
Rush Limbaugh: Huck Fried 'Em; Obama Saves 'Em
YouTube: Video: Mike Huckabee: Fried Squirrel Out of a Popcorn Popper
Am Spec: What do Tom Coburn, Chuck Norris, David Beasley, and Ric Flair have in common?



Dallas Morning News: Perot blasts McCain, endorses Romney
NY Times: Romney Leaves South Carolina to Focus on Nevada Caucus
AP/Johnson: Romney Criticizes Rivals' Lobbyists
Politico: Romney clashes with reporter
AP: Adwatch: Romney Spot Targets Washington
YouTube: Video: Romney: Chairs
Boston Globe: Don't play musical chairs in Washington, Romney ad says
Boston Globe: Limbaugh's praise for Romney's run heard loud and clear
Real Clear Politics: Can Mitt Catch On?
USA Today/York: Romney sells authenticity and Michigan buys it
Time: Can the Economy Save Mitt Romney?
American Spectator: Romney Had a Hammer



Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani campaigns hard in Florida as poll numbers sag
Newsday: Rudy's popularity shaken in South Carolina
AP: Giuliani Ad Touts Fiscal Record
YouTube: Video: Giuliani: Quotes
NY Times: Giuliani Had Ties to Company Trying to Sell Border Technology
RCP/Rothenberg: Can Giuliani Get Into the Republican Game in Florida?
NY Daily News: Rudy's new Fla. woes
Miami Herald: Giuliani: Bad radios not my fault



AP/Davenport: Thompson Would Wait on Economic Stimulus
Human Events/Babbin: Thompson Can Unify Republicans
Human Events/David Limbaugh: Answering Fred's Call
Human Events: Fred on the Bus
WaPo: Thompson Hopes S.C. Revives His Campaign
WaPo/Gerson: Callous Conservative
American Thinker: The Anti Soundbite Candidate

THIRD PARTY?

AP/Gross: Bloomberg Tax Cut Could Help Any '08 Run
NY Times: State of the City Could Be a Campaign Speech, Too
Newsday: Like Giuliani before, Bloomberg has a 7-year-itch
Newsday: Bloomberg eyes national issues in city speech
AP/Kugler: Bloomberg proposes more high-tech solutions for government
NY Times: Mayor Hails Citys Immigrants and Innovation
NY Sun: Bloomberg: 'I Say, Open Your Eyes': Assails Those Who Embrace 'Xenophobia'
NY Sun: Editorial: 'Open Your Eyes'
NY Times: Bloomberg Warns of Spending Cuts

NATIONAL

WaPo: Fed Chairman Backs Stimulus
NY Times: Fed Chiefs Reassurance Fails to Halt Stock Plunge
AP/Crutsinger: Tax Rebates Could Boost Economy Quickly
AP/Taylor: Bush to Lay Out Stimulus Ideas Friday
Newsday: Bush may OK rebate check plan to boost economy

NYT/David Brooks: How Voters Think
WSJ/James Taranto: The Lewinsky Decade
WSJ/Christopher Hitchens: The Perils of Identity Politics
Rush Limbaugh: We Need Conservative Leadership
Rush Limbaugh: Rove: How to Beat Hillary, Obama
Human Events: State of the Race: Culling the Republican Herd
Michael Reagan: Environmental Terrorism and the Price of Oil
American Spectator: The Powerful vs. the People

WSJ/Peters: Gas Taxes Are High Enough

Rush Limbaugh: The Amnesty Plotters Will Try Again
LA Times: Immigration through S.C. voters' eyes
NY Times: Editorial: Immigration: One Argument, 12 Million Holes
The Hill: Arizona immigration fight likely pushed past Feb. 5

NY Sun: D.C.'s Gun Showdown

HE/Oliver North: Smear Campaign in Wisconsin

HE/Gary Bauer: Roe at 35

AP/Apuzzo: Lawyer: Goss Never Objected on CIA Tapes

AP: Chertoff says new border rules will cause delays

AP/Gorski: Senator to Question Televangelists Again

AP/Margasak: Legal Aid Programs Spend Money on Perks

The Hill: House GOP not rushing to replace Wicker
The Hill: Jefferson takes the stand

NEW YORK

NY Post: 'Privilege' in Dopp stonewall
AP/Gormley: State budget deficit grows, Bruno ready to deal
NY Post: Albany budget forecast: $4.4B shortfall
Newsday: Gov. Spitzer's budget to anticipate slowed revenue

CALIFORNIA

AP/Hoffman: Mail-In Ballots May Slow Calif. Tally

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina indicted in connection with fire
NY Times: Texas Supreme Court Justice Is Embroiled in an Arson Case
AP/Rohr: Texas Justice Charged in Arson Case

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Republican Pennacchio declares U.S. Senate candidacy
AP: Facts about state Sen. Joe Pennacchio
AP/Hester: Poll finds toll hike opposition; key senator decries new tolls

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Crist wants more money for schools
Orlando Sentinel: Crist proposes $1 billion education funding increase
Sun-Sentinel: Crist stumps in Broward County for tax relief referendum
Sun-Sentinel: Florida's property tax referendum won't affect Save Our Homes tax law

MASSACHUSETTS

CQ Politics: House Special Election Contender Ponders Kerry Challenge

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January 17, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Newsday: Campaign moves to Nevada, South Carolina
The State: Polls put McCain ahead in S.C.
Sun-Sentinel: Sen. Joseph Lieberman stumps for John McCain in Palm Beach County
Washington Times: Huckabee vows to send all illegal aliens home
Charlotte Observer: S.C. Primary Countdown: It's over, says Romney
NY Times: Even at Home, Backers Worry About Giuliani
Philadelphia Inquirer: Fred Thompson's last stand? He looks to S.C. to put him back

Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney: The Elephant in the Room
Rush Limbaugh: The GOP's Moderate "Modernizers" Prop Up McCain, Hate Mitt Romney
The Hill: Rove outlines plan to beat top ’08 Dems
AP: GOP Officials Consider Possibility of First Contested Convention in 60 Years

Washington Times: Editorial: 2008 Senate preview
Townhall: On Capitol Hill, A Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

NY: NY Times: State Body Orders Lawyer to Talk in Spitzer Inquiry
NY: NYT/GH: Supreme Court Rebuffs a Challenge to New York’s Way of Picking Its Judges

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




The State: Polls put McCain ahead in S.C.
Charlotte Observer: McCain drawing on lessons of 2000 loss
Wall Street Journal: McCain Courts Military in South Carolina
LA Times: McCain camp goes on offense in S.C.
NY Times: McCain Parries a Reprise of 00 Smear Tactics
NY Post: SC race gets ugly as muck flies at Mac
Swamp: In S.C., an anti-abortion nod for McCain
Reuters: McCain holds steady lead in South Carolina: poll
AP/Schafer: Vets Not a Sure Thing for McCain in SC
NYT/OpEd: Mr. Right
NYT/OpEd: A Center Called McCain
Salon: John McCain's real war record
Boston Globe: Mich. holds rhetoric lesson for McCain
Miami Herald: Lieberman, GOP campaign for Jewish vote
Sun-Sentinel: Sen. Joseph Lieberman stumps for John McCain in Palm Beach County



Washington Times: Huckabee vows to send all illegal aliens home
NY Daily News: Mike Huckabee plays up charm in S.C.
Swamp: Huckabee gets Ray Scott nod
Boston Globe: Huckabee scene more than cameo for Chuck Norris
American Thinker: Did Huckabee just Self Destruct?



Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney: The Elephant in the Room
Rush Limbaugh: The GOP's Moderate "Modernizers" Prop Up McCain, Hate Mitt Romney
Charlotte Observer: S.C. Primary Countdown: It's over, says Romney
WP/Trail: Romney's Delegate Strategy -- and the GOP's Embarrassment of Riches
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Speech Sound Familiar?
Boston Globe: Romney shifts his message to fight for jobs
AP/Johnson: Romney Pledges to Save Southern Economy
AP/Dobner: Mormons Scrutinized in White House Race
AP/Fram: Romney Wins Loyal GOP Voters in Michigan
Power Line: Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan, and the Election of 2008
YouTube: Video: Romney: I Read Drudge Several Times A Day
Washington Times: Editorial: Romney's Michigan win
Times UK: At last, a winning shade in Romney's coat of many colours
LA Times: Romney's outlook is 'pretty darn good'
NRO/York: Why Romney Won: Will the winning strategy in Michigan work anywhere else?
CQ Politics: Detroit-Area Dominance Tipped Competitive Michigan Race to Romney



NY Times: Even at Home, Backers Worry About Giuliani
AP/Kugler: Giuliani Tries for Hail Mary in Florida
Newsday: Amid doubts, Giuliani courts conservatives in Fla.
Newsday: New York primary not certain for Rudy
NY DN: In Florida, Rudy Giuliani makes a pledge to make insurance more affordable
NY Magazine: Is Rudy a Mad Genius After All?
NY Sun: Romney Victory May Be a Boon for Giuliani
American Spectator: Rudy's Last Stand



Philadelphia Inquirer: Fred Thompson's last stand? He looks to S.C. to put him back
Reuters: Thompson criticizes appeal to Saudis
CBS News: Thompson Says Romney Misled Michigan Voters
American Spectator: It's Fred's Turn
Jewish World Review/Colon: Why I Like Fred
Fox: Fred Thompson on 'Hannity & Colmes'

Wall Street Journal: Ron Paul and Foreign Policy

THIRD PARTY?

Washington Times/Lambro: Bloomberg to blossom?
Newsday: Bloomberg's non-campaign takes him to Texas, Calif. this weekend

NATIONAL

The Hill: Rove outlines plan to beat top 08 Dems
MSNBC: Rove: Dems 'irresponsible,' GOP 'positive'
WaPo: Unifying Message Likely to Produce GOP's Standout
AP/Sidoti: Uncertain GOP Race Shifts to SC, Nev.
AP/Babington: Republicans Ponder Long Deadlock
AP: GOP Officials Consider Possibility of First Contested Convention in 60 Years
NY Sun: Editorial: Six Scenarios
Wall Street Journal: Editorial: Republicans and Taxes
Politico: GOP funk slows turnout, money
Human Events: No-mentum in Primary States
Robert Novak: Romney Michigan Win Further Complicates GOP Race

Washington Times: Editorial: 2008 Senate preview
Townhall: On Capitol Hill, A Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party
Swamp: Boehner 'salutes' Hoyer
CQ Politics: Boehner Pans House Menu and Pelosis Green Initiative
The Hill: Jefferson called House counsels office during raid

Washington Times: Kyl slams Democrats on economy
The Hill: Stalemate on stimulus
NY Times: Bernanke Is Said to Support Stimulus Measures
NY Times: Two Views in the White House on an Economic Fix
WaPo: Conflicting Interests Present Hurdles to Stimulus Package
AP/Taylor: Dems, GOP Pledge Quick Action on Economy
Swamp: House GOP: Economic stimulus but no new taxes

Washington Times: Ex-Republican lawmaker accused of aiding terrorist
NY Times: Ex-Lawmaker Indicted in Islamic Charity Inquiry
WaPo: Ex-Congressman Indicted In Terrorism-Funding Case

WaPo: House Panel Criticizes CIA Tape Destruction
LA Times: Lawmaker says CIA official defied instructions to preserve tapes
NY Times: Account of C.I.A. Tapes Is Challenged
AP/Hess: Tapes Destroyed Over CIA's Objections
Wall Street Journal: Justice for the CIA

WaPo: White House Says It Routinely Overwrote E-Mail Tapes From 2001 to 2003

NY Times: Turmoil at World Bank as Antifraud Chief Quits

NY Post: Jenna due to 'I Do' May 10

SOUTH CAROLINA

NY Times: Focus Shifts to South Carolina for Romney and Rivals
Politico: S.C. GOP youth predict strong turnout
NY Times: In South Carolina, the Campaign Mud Arrived Before Santa
AP/Adcox: SC Gov Still Refusing to Endorse
AP: A Profile of South Carolina

NEVADA


Newsday: Campaign moves to Nevada, South Carolina
WSJ/John Fund: Voter-Fraud Rethink
AP: A Profile of Nevada
AP/Hennessey: Court Case Could Alter Nev. Outcome

FLORIDA

Weekly Standard: Battleground Florida

NEW YORK

NY Times: State Body Orders Lawyer to Talk in Spitzer Inquiry
NY Post: Spitzer 'postered' $129G in campaign fines
AP: Spitzer rakes in campaign contributions nationwide through scandal back home

NYT/GH: Supreme Court Rebuffs a Challenge to New Yorks Way of Picking Its Judges
NY Sun: 9 Rebuff Brooklyn Court Reformers
NY Times: Justices Back N.Y. Trial Judge System
AP/Sherman: Court Upholds NY Judicial Elections
AP/Richtmyer: High court: NY trial court judge nominee system remains intact

NY Times: Spitzer Offers Broad Plan to Help Upstate Economy
AP/Thompson: Spitzer details $1 billion plan for upstate revival

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Sen. Cornyn: Dallas transit agency's credibility on the line in Congress
AP: Dems ask judge to declare Craddick challenger eligible
AP/Castro: Texas Is Biggest Carbon Polluter

LOUISIANA

AP: ABC News Subpoena Quashed in Sex Case

MICHIGAN

AP/Jordan: Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AP/McCall: New Hampshire Probing Polling Complaint

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Bill Targets Workers Who Speak No English
WaPo: Senators Raise Their Daily Allowance by $29

NEW MEXICO

Washington Times: Senator's use of campaign funds for legal bills OK'd

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Gov. backs Prop. 93 to keep leaders in place
LA Times: Replacement for Carona too close for comfort

KENTUCKY

The Hill: Northup weighs repeat bid after Roberts responds to call of duty

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Washington's primary mosh pit

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January 16, 2008



TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Wall Street Journal: Romney Wins Michigan Primary
NY Times: Romney 39% McCain 30% Huckabee 16% Paul 6%
AP/Raum: McCain Vows He'll Win in South Carolina
Miami Herald: Huckabee proposes ban on immigrants from terror nations
Sun-Sentinel: Rudy Giuliani blasts Democrats on health care
Dallas Morning News: Thompson trying to be heard in South Carolina

Rush Limbaugh: If McCain or Huckabee Gets the Nomination, It Will Destroy GOP
Dick Morris: Michigan's meaning: GOP chaos
Detroit Free Press: Angry voters could mean trouble for Dems
Rush Limbaugh: Rush and Newt on Conservatism

The Hill: Senate GOPers meeting to form message strategy

SC: Charlotte Observer: Mud flies as S.C. vote nears
LA: AP/Simpson: Jindal imposes partial hiring freeze, meets with Cabinet
FL: Sun-Sentinel: Republican Party of Florida says numbers vital in presidential race
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger still popular with voters
NC: Charlotte Observer: McCrory confirms bid for governor
NY: NY Times: As Spitzer’s Popularity Fell, Donors Rallied to His Side

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




AP/Raum: McCain Vows He'll Win in South Carolina
Reuters: McCain Takes Early Lead In South Carolina: Poll
Human Events: John McCain's Top 10 Class-Warfare Arguments Against Tax Cuts
John Podhoretz: McCains Failure in Michigan
AP/Collins: McCain Camp Challenges Mailer's Claims
Swamp: Another prexy campaign, another McCain smear



Miami Herald: Huckabee proposes ban on immigrants from terror nations
AP/Quaid: Huckabee Wants Some Immigration Halted
Fox: Huckabee Calls for Hiatus on Immigrant Visas from Countries that Sponsor Terrorism
Detroit Free Press: Huckabee must broaden his base, analysts say
AP/Quaid: Huckabee, 3rd in Mich, Looks to SC
CBS News: Huckabee Emphasizes Leadership
AP: Pro-Huckabee Push Polling Starts in SC
AP: Huckabee Jokes Crying Baby Backs Romney
Swamp: Yankee's Bobby Richardson swings for Huckabee
The Hill: Huckabee about-face on smoking
Fox: Mike Huckabee Website Contributes to Momentum
Montgomery Advertiser: Outdoorsman Scott casts his lot with Huckabee



Sun-Sentinel: Rudy Giuliani blasts Democrats on health care
Orlando Sentinel: Rudy Giuliani talks to troopers at Walt Disney World
Newsday: Giuliani concentrates efforts in Florida
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani's desperate for win, woos ex-New Yorkers in Florida primary
NY Post: Jersey jolts Giuliani as voters defect
NY Post: Rudy firm hires pal in McCain camp
Village Voice: Giuliani's Immigration Problem
LA Times: He votes for team loyalty



Wall Street Journal: Romney Wins Michigan Primary
NY Times: Romney 39% McCain 30% Huckabee 16% Paul 6%
NY Times: Mitt Romney In His Own Words
Detroit News: Romney did well in most GOP demographic categories
Detroit News: Editorial: Romney's economic optimism prevails in Michigan primary
Boston Globe: Romney bounces back in Mich.
Boston Globe: A native son finds the comforts of home state
Boston Globe: Poll finds that roots made the difference
LA Times: Romney notches a needed win
Dallas Morning News: Michigan primary enlivens Mitt Romney's campaign
Weekly Standard/Barnes: Romney Gets the Gold: But he isn't the frontrunner
Politico: Romney lets loose at victory celebration
CQ Politics: Romneys Michigan Roots and Sunnier Economic Talk Earn Him Needed Win
NY Times: Romney Turns Michigans Troubles to His Advantage
CBS News: Analysis: For Romney, 3rd Time's A Charm
Washington Times: Romney gets win in Michigan
NY Sun: Romney: 'Comeback for America': Wins Michigan by Decisive Margin
NY Post: The Mormon the Merrier
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney wins Michigan primary
WaPo: Romney Wins Michigan GOP Primary
WaPo: Romney Took McCain's Words for a Spin
AP/Sidoti: Romney Wins Convincing Michigan Victory
Newsday: Romney wins Michigan Primary
AP: Romney Grabs Lead in Mich. Delegates
AP/Johnson: Romney: "Victory of Optimism"
AP: Romney Helped by GOP Base in Michigan
AP/Flesher: Michigan Ties Boost Romney
Washington Times/Fournier: Mitt won, authenticity lost



Dallas Morning News: Thompson trying to be heard in South Carolina
Life News: Fred Thompson Promotes His Pro-Life Stance in New South Carolina Ad
News Channel 7: Fred Thompson Visits Spartanburg
Tennessean: Fred Thompson will stand up for our military and for our Constitution
NewsMax: Fred Thompson Is the Real Deal
WYFF: Thompson: Reagan Coalition Not Dead
Charlotte Observer: Thompson, Huckabee see S.C. as pivotal for presidential aspirations

LA Times: Ron Paul, Dr. No-body, beats Rudy and Fred--again

THIRD PARTY?

Dick Morris: Will NYC Mayor Bloomberg run?
AP/Barrett: Bloomberg boosters start 50-state petition drive

NATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh: If McCain or Huckabee Gets the Nomination, It Will Destroy GOP
Dick Morris: Michigan's meaning: GOP chaos
Wall Street Journal: No Standard Bearer
NY Times: No G.O.P. Anchor in Sight
Detroit Free Press: Angry voters could mean trouble for Dems
AP/Quaid: Analysis: Scrambled GOP Race
WP/Trail: A Brokered Convention? Consider the Possibilities
WaPo/Marcus: Parsing Tsunami Tuesday
Newsday: Romney win in Michigan denies anyone a real lead
Human Events: Primarily Directionless
American Spectator: Up In Michigan
Slate: The GOP race gets more confusing after Romney's Michigan victory
Real Clear Politics: On the Michigan Results
Boston Globe: Candidates abandoning small-government ideology
Miami Herald: Michigan vote puts Florida in prime spot as Republican field is scrambled

NY Times: Wrangling Over Stimulus Is One-Sided So Far
Washington Times: Democrats to look at tax cuts, rebates
Washington Times: Tax cuts vs. tax rebates
CNN Money: Wall Street to Fed: Cut rates now!
Washington Times: Editorial: Yeah, it's the economy

The Hill: Senate GOPers meeting to form message strategy

AP: Transportation panel: Triple U.S. gasoline taxes

American Spectator: Bush admin's idiotic arguments in the D.C. handgun ban case

Wall Street Journal: The 'Wacko Vet Myth'



Rush Limbaugh: Rush and Newt on Conservatism
Rush Limbaugh: The Gingrich-Limbaugh Feud?

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Mud flies as S.C. vote nears
AP: Details for South Carolina Primaries

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Spitzer to detail $1 billion plan to revitalize upstate
NY Times: As Spitzers Popularity Fell, Donors Rallied to His Side
NY Sun: Spitzer Doubles War Chest To $3 Million Since July
AP/Richtmyer: Senate panel gets few answers on parole spike
Albany Times-Union: State seeks deep sites to hold greenhouse gas

COLORADO

AP/Paulson: Lawmaker Faces Probe for Kicking Photographer

LOUISIANA

AP/Simpson: Jindal imposes partial hiring freeze, meets with Cabinet
Bayou Buzz: Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Party Beacon of Hope
American Thinker: Governor Jindal

MISSISSIPPI

WaPo: Wicker's Earmark Elicits Criticism: Watchdogs Decry $6 Million for Contractor

MINNESOTA



WaPo: From a Senate Wife, an Off-the-Wall Hair Idea

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Change in Rules Ruffles Feathers In the Va. House

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Watch this Maryland race
WaPo: Immigrant Driver ID Rejected by O'Malley

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Republican Party of Florida says numbers vital in presidential race
AP/Farrington: Fla. Denied Access to Foley Computers
AP/Kaczor: Jeb Bush continuing efforts for education

CONNECTICUT

Newsday: Rell says new budget won't include tax increase or big spending

WEST VIRGINIA

AP/Messina: Top jurist under fire in W. Va. coal case

IDAHO

AP: ACLU says Craig's restroom actions private, legal

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Schwarzenegger still popular with voters
SF Chronicle: Governor flip-flops on term-limits measure, now backs Prop. 93
LA Times: O.C. supervisors back acting sheriff

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: McCrory confirms bid for governor
Charlotte Observer: Lee Teague: Republican way is better

SOUTH CAROLINA

The State: Sanford to give State of the State address
The State: Sanford to lay out priorities

OREGON

The Hill: In Oregons Senate primary, Dems mirror national debate

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January 15, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Rush Limbaugh: McCain Targets Michigan Jell-Os
American Spectator: Huckabee's Wink at Roe v. Wade
Tallahassee Democrat: Poll: Giuliani slipping in Florida, his 'firewall' state
NY Times: Romney Battles McCain for Michigan Lead
The State: Thompson launches new S.C. TV ad
WSJ: Where They Stand: A look at the presidential candidates' positions

Rush Limbaugh: The Era of Reagan Is Not Over
NRO/Newt Gingrich: Ronald Reagan, the GOP, and "Real Change"

The Hill: Approps seat tests the GOP on spending
Weekly Standard: The Wacko-Vet Myth

Times UK: The Monica Lewinsky scandal ten years on

MI: NY Sun: Mich. Democrats May Determine Republican Nominee
SC: Rasmussen Poll: McCain 28% Huckabee 19% Romney 17% Thompson 16% Giuliani 5%
FL: Quinnipiac Poll: McCain 22% Giuliani 20% Romney 19% Huckabee 19% Thompson 7%
CA: LA Times: Poll: In California, it's McCain by a slim margin over GOP rivals
LA: Times-Picayune: Jindal sworn in as governor
MS: AP: Mississippi: Election Date Is Thrown Out

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




Rush Limbaugh: McCain Targets Michigan Jell-Os
Detroit News: McCain targets message to vets in Michigan
Swamp: McCain in Michigan: 'We are Judeo-Christian' nation
WaPo: McCain, Romney Take Different Routes to Win Over Michigan Voters
AP/Sidoti: Independents to Help McCain in Michigan
Chicago Sun-Times: McCain talks energy in Michigan
American Spectator: McCain vs. Madison
Politico: McCain faces little incoming fire
Washington Times: GOP rivals reverse roles
NRO: A Conservative Case against McCain
CQ Politics: McCains Surge Riles Some Senate Conservatives
The State: Lieberman to campaign for McCain in S.C.
Charlotte Observer: Immigration stance may hurt McCain in S.C.
Daytona Beach: McCain leads in polls as Florida primary nears



Detroit News: Huckabee touts economic plan in Michigan
Life News: Republican Voters Trust Mike Huckabee, John McCain to Handle Abortion
American Spectator: Huckabee's Wink at Roe v. Wade
Swamp: Huckabee, Texas Ranger
NRO: Hoekstra takes on Mike Huckabees identity politics
Sun-Sentinel: Huckabee likely needs more than conservative Christian base to win in Florida
Sun-Sentinel: Huckabee is difficult for some to define



Tallahassee Democrat: Poll: Giuliani slipping in Florida, his 'firewall' state
Sun-Sentinel: Giuliani emphasizes the economy in Fort Myers swing
Tampa Tribune: Giuliani Bus Tour Rolls Through Area
Ledger: Giuliani Finds Lakeland Fans
NY Post: Rudy swamped in Fla.
NY Daily News: Will Florida be Giuliani's Sunset State?
AP/Kugler: Giuliani Says He's an Agent of Change
Newsday: Rudy Giuliani eyes campaign resurrection in Fla.
LA Times: Giuliani isn't swaying them in Florida
WaPo: Feb. 5 Primaries to Pose A Super Test of Strategy
Washington Times: Editorial: Giuliani's tax plan
Fox: Rudy Light: How Giuliani Reunited Conservative Christians and John McCain
Craig Crawford: Rudy Finds God and Katherine Harris
American Spectator: The Odd Couple: Rudy & Hillary



NY Times: Romney Battles McCain for Michigan Lead
NY Post: Mitt, Mac neck & neck
Detroit News: Romney vows to aid car industry
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney plays up his hometown boy role in Michigan
AP/Johnson: Romney Makes Final Pitch in Michigan
Detroit Free Press: Romney emphasizes optimism in speech to students
NYT/Dean Barnett: Driving Mr. Romney
New Republic: Motown Mitt
Boston Globe: Romney singing new tune, sweeter to Detroit's ears
RCP: Romney to the Detroit Economic Club
Times UK: Romney digs up his past to give him a chance for the future
CNBC: Mitt Romney: Here's Why He's Failed To Catch Fire
Dallas Morning News: Romney counts on Michigan to rev up his campaign
Salt Lake Tribune: Mitt pins hopes on Michigan blessing
Fox: Ann Romney on Importance of Michigan Primary
Miami Herald: Romney at vital juncture
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Romney pulls out the stops for Michigan vote today



The State: Thompson launches new S.C. TV ad
YouTube: Video: Fred Thompson TV Ad: "Always"
Human Events: Fred On Fire in South Carolina
RCP: Fred in Hunt For Red November?
Common Voice: Actor Michael Moriarty Endorses Fellow Law & Order Star for President
Washington Times: Backers urge Thompson to 'get rough'
Greenwood Index-Journal: Thompson: Win in S.C. is 'critical'

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WSJ: Where They Stand: A look at the presidential candidates' positions
WT/Michael Barone: The political landscape

NATIONAL



Rush Limbaugh: The Era of Reagan Is Not Over
NRO/Newt Gingrich: Ronald Reagan, the GOP, and "Real Change"
McClatchy: Republicans bemoan fading Reagan coalition

YouTube: Video: Gingrich Calls for Real Change
EJ Dionne: President Non Grata
RCP: Looking ahead to the Republican Convention
AP/Gruver: Republicans stripped of delegates want them back
American Thinker: MSM Trying to Kill the Immigration Card

WaPo: Voters' Optimism Drops As Economic Fears Rise
NY Times: Pelosi Begins Discussions on Stimulus to Economy
The Hill: Approps seat tests the GOP on spending

WaPo: Ex-Officials Benefit From Corporate Cleanup
AP/Yen: Transit Panel Urges Gas Tax Increase

AP/Babington: Congress Returns Amid Murky Politics

NYT/Adam Cohen: A Supreme Court Reversal: Abandoning the Rights of Voters
Weekly Standard: The Wacko-Vet Myth

NY Times: Campaign Issues May Fade, but Souvenirs Endure



Times UK: The Monica Lewinsky scandal ten years on

MICHIGAN

NY Sun: Mich. Democrats May Determine Republican Nominee
Detroit News: Decision time for Michigan
Detroit News: Six questions Michigan voters may answer
Detroit News: Observers expect light voter turnout: Weather, photo ID requirement
Boston Globe: In Michigan primary, anything can happen: Balloting changes add uncertainty
NY Times: Michigan at Center Stage in G.O.P. Race
LA Times: Running on one issue: Michigan's economy
Reuters: McCain, Romney in tight race as Michigan votes
Bloomberg: 'Strong three-man race' in Michigan
Human Events: Michigan Face Off
The Hill: For McCain, Romney, Michigan race could hinge on independent voters

SOUTH CAROLINA

NY Times: Republican Indecision in South Carolina
WaPo: Election 2008: South Carolina GOP Gets Ready to Vote
WaPo: Election 2008: South Carolina Primaries
Rasmussen SC Poll: McCain 28% Huckabee 19% Romney 17% Thompson 16% Giuliani 5%

FLORIDA

Quinnipiac FL Poll: McCain 22% Giuliani 20% Romney 19% Huckabee 19% Thompson 7%
Sun-Sentinel: Crist tries to rally support for tax amendment
Miami Herald: Same-sex marriage ban may not make ballot
Florida Today: GOP losing more Sunshine State votes

LOUISIANA



Times-Picayune: Jindal sworn in as governor
AP/Deslatte: Jindal Pledges to End La. Corruption

NEW YORK


Buffalo News: Spitzer willing to take a chance on a big payoff by leasing state's lottery
Newsday: GOP rival to Bishop announces candidacy for Congress
NY Times: Praise and Questions for $400 Million Housing Plan
NY Sun: Assembly Bill Would Open State Retailers' Restrooms
NY Post/Dicker: Reformer rips ethics decline

WSJ/John Fund: Mayor McTease
Washington Times: Bloomberg's odds long for presidential victory

MINNESOTA

WKBT: In first TV ads of campaign, Franken leans on biography, Minnesota childhood

KENTUCKY

AP: Senate panel OKs abolishing runoff in gubernatorial primaries

OHIO

AP/Majors: GOP to privately meet on Democrat's voting proposal

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Poll: In California, it's McCain by a slim margin over GOP rivals
LA Times: Schwarzenegger to endorse term-limit changes
LA Times: Budget analyst criticizes Schwarzenegger's plan
LA Times: O.C. sheriff's resignation causes turmoil
Desert Sun: Bono Mack has moderate voting record

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Kaine Wants Assembly to Weigh Higher Car Sales Tax

ARIZONA

AP/Billeaud: Ariz. Takes Aim at Migrant 'Drop Houses'

MISSISSIPPI

AP: Mississippi: Election Date Is Thrown Out

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Can McCrory break the Queen City curse?

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: State lawmakers launch election-year session
HeraldNet: Dino Rossi offers his own view of State of the State

ALASKA

Alaska Report: John Cowdery, under suspicion for bribery, asked to resign

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: GOP candidates for Congress tout experience
Houston Chronicle: Challenge to Rosenthal ballot pullout is now unlikely

MISSOURI

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blunt will deliver state message

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March 15-21, 2007

March 8-14, 2007

March 1-7, 2007


February 22-28, 2007

February 15-21, 2007

February 7-14, 2007

February 1-7, 2007


January 22-31, 2007

January 15-21, 2007
January 8-14, 2007
January 1-7, 2007


December 22-31, 2006

December 15-21, 2006
December 8-14, 2006
December 1-7, 2006

November 2006