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January 31, 2008





TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: Romney and McCain Tangle at Debate, but Also Try to Mold a Two-Man Race

AP/Sidoti: Gov. Schwarzenegger to Endorse McCain
AP/Sidoti: Giuliani Exits Race, Endorses McCain
Boston Globe: Romney issue: Candidate faces Super Tuesday spending decision
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Huckabee’s impact in Florida

Karl Rove: The New Rules of Politics
Ann Coulter: GOP to Edwards: How much for that concession speech?
Robert Novak: Is McCain a Conservative?
Rush Limbaugh: Will a Vote for McCain Matter?

The Hill: Retirements — and then there were 28

VA: WaPo: Va.'s Davis To Leave Congress at End of Term
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Charlie Crist's clout rises with primary vote
FL: Wall Street Journal: Are Republicans Losing Panhandle Grip?
NY: NY Daily News: Giuliani exit may sink Joe Bruno, state Senate Republicans

DEBATE

LA Times: Accusations fly at Republican debate
WaPo: McCain vs. Romney on Iraq
Boston Globe: Romney, McCain parry over conservative credentials
NY Times: What Romney Said About Troop Pullout
NY Times: Romney and McCain Tangle at Debate, but Also Try to Mold a Two-Man Race
Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain, Romney replay feud in California debate
MSNBC: Republican debate: Romney's swan song?
CQ Politics: Republicans Debate in California: CQ Politics Bests and Mosts
The Hill: Romney, McCain go to war over war
AP: Republican Debate Quotes
NY Times: Transcript: Republican Debate in Simi Valley, Calif.

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




AP/Sidoti: Giuliani Exits Race, Endorses McCain
WaPo: Ex-N.Y. Mayor Endorses McCain
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani quits campaign, endorses John McCain
NYDN/Lupica: The end of the road for Rudy Giuliani and one of the worst campaigns ever
NY Daily News: Don't fret, Giuliani will still rake it in
NY Daily News: How Judi killed off Rudy Giuliani
Boston Globe: Spot strategy and tepid tone doomed Giuliani
NY Post: Rudy hails his 'hero' McCain
American Thinker: Rudy Could Pave McCain's Road to the Whitehouse
NY Post: Giuliani's buddies 'sit shiva' for pol life
NY Daily News: McCain cash scramble
WaPo: A Scramble for Giuliani Fundraisers
Newsday: Rudy endorses McCain; blames loss on strategy
NY Times: They Kind of Knew It Wouldnt Work
AP/Delli Santi: Giuliani support in NJ could shift to McCain
Newsday: Giuliani's political career lives on, experts say
Newsday: Rudy to hit campaign trail again - for McCain
AP/Kugler: A Curse? No Higher Office for NYC Mayors
NY Sun: Editorial: Giuliani's Future
Rush Limbaugh: The Terrorism/National Security Issue Is Not Going Away with Rudy







LA Times: Schwarzenegger likely to back McCain
NY Daily News: Arnold Schwarzenegger's set to throw California weight behind John McCain
Politico: Arnold to endorse McCain
LA Times: Endorsements bring a new head of steam
Wall Street Journal: McCain's Apostasies
Wall Street Journal/Henninger: What McCain's Got
Robert Novak: Super Tuesday Looks to be a McCain Blowout
Robert Novak: Is McCain a Conservative?
Ann Coulter: GOP to Edwards: How much for that concession speech?
Rush Limbaugh: Will a Vote for McCain Matter?
Human Events: Who Hijacked the Primaries?
Washington Times: McCain savors momentum
Washington Times: Commentary: Could the GOP win?
Washington Times: Editorial: Conservatives and John McCain
NY Sun: Some Conservatives Make Last-Ditch Bid To Block McCain
AP/Farrington: Gov. Crist Could Benefit From McCain Win
Rocky Mountain News: McCain aces against Romney's Reagan card
Fox: Careful Execution of Strategy Key to GOP Primary Crown
AP/Sidoti: McCain Steamrolling to GOP Nomination
Newsday: McCain, Romney tussle over conservative values
Guardian UK: McCain may have to embrace Republican status quo
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain Ends Year With Debt
David Broder: A Matchup Starts to Take Shape
Politico: McCain practices the role of front-runner



Boston Globe: Romney issue: Candidate faces Super Tuesday spending decision
AP/Espo: Romney Not Ready to Commit to Big TV Buys
The Hill: Romney: In a two-person race, I like my chances for GOP nod
NY Sun: Romney, McCain Clash on Coast
NY Sun: Editorial: Romney's Kitchen Cabinet
NYT/Opinionator: Romneys Ideal Victory
Boston Globe: Mass. vote will test if Romney is a favorite son
AP/Sidoti: Romney Accuses McCain of 'Dirty Tricks'
Politico: Romney falls into McCain trap on Iraq



Life News: Republican Debate: Huckabee Talks Pro-Life, Romney and McCain Judges
Ventura County Star: Huckabee supports smaller government
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Huckabees impact in Florida
Politico: Huckabee gets love from the ladies
CBS News: Huckabee: Romney's Record "Not a Conservative" One
MSNBC: The candidate Huckabee doesn't like
Swamp: Sharing the Christian vote with Gov. Huckabee
AP/Flaccus: Huckabee says his GOP presidential bid isn't on the ropes
Kansas City Star: Huckabee stumps on right to life, FairTax in Jeff City
Tulsa World: Huckabee to make Tulsa, OKC visits on Friday
Slate: The fascinating marriage of Mike and Janet Huckabee

THIRD PARTY?

American Thinker: Nader might run for president again

NATIONAL



Wall Street Journal: Fed Moves to Curb Risk of Recession
The Hill: Senate Finance Committee passes stimulus plan
WaPo: Bush Urges Passage of Tax Rebate
WaPo: Showdown Nears on Stimulus Bill: Senate Panel's Version More Generous
AP: Senate could vote on tax rebate package Thursday
AP/Davis: Senate Plan Lets Big Earners Get Rebates
AP/Davis: House, Senate at Odds on Stimulus
WaPo/Gross: It's the Housing Market Deflation

NY Times: G.O.P. Exodus in House Bodes Ill for Fall Success
The Hill: Retirements and then there were 28

The Hill: Sen. McConnell appoints working group on earmarks

Karl Rove: The New Rules of Politics

NY Times: Editorial: FEC: While the Election Watchdog Wanders

Politico: Bush silence on Farm Bill draws fire

The Hill: Democrats grill Mukasey

VIRGINIA



WaPo: Va.'s Davis To Leave Congress at End of Term
WaPo: In Va., Congress, Davis Has Ruled From the Center
CQ Politics: Virginias Davis Retiring, Leaving GOP With Tough Fight to Hold Seat
AP/Barakat: Rep. Davis of Va. Won't Seek Re-Election
WaPo: Tom Davis and the 'Dying Breed' of Moderates

WaPo: Names to Keep in Mind for the '09 Attorney General's Race
WaPo: On Va. House Panel, a Stampede Against Illegal Immigration

NEW YORK

NY Daily News: Giuliani exit may sink Joe Bruno, state Senate Republicans
NY Times: Like Giuliani, New York G.O.P. Rushes to McCain
NY Daily News: Hick Iowa senator says N.Y. attitude cost Rudy Giuliani; Apple strikes back
Newsday: New York's Presidential Primary
AP/Stevens: Giuliani's out and Clinton's in a primary fight on her home turf

CONNECTICUT


AP/Sanders: Strong turnout expected for Conn. presidential primary
Newsday: Speaker of the House to announce possible gubernatorial bid

TEXAS

Dallas Morning News: With Rudy Giuliani out, Rick Perry must find new candidate to back
AP/Peterson: Prosecutor Has History As Loose Cannon

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Byrd: State Sen. Mettetal joins Republican Party

CALIFORNIA

NY Times: Sprawling, Diverse State Poses Special Challenge for Candidates

LA Times: Foreclosure bill rejected by one vote
AP/Thompson: California Foreclosure Bill Fails
LA Times: Healthcare plan's death shows the system works

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgia fallout hard to predict

UTAH

WaPo: Romney, New Primary Date Put Utah on the Political Map

MARYLAND

WaPo: Bill Would Rescind Grasmick's Reappointment as Schools Leader

NORTH DAKOTA

NY Times: Big-Donor Politics Elude North Dakota

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Charlie Crist's clout rises with primary vote
Sun-Sentinel: Gov. Charlie Crist was also a winner in Florida's primary
Sun-Sentinel: Latino votes in Florida were key to victory by McCain
Wall Street Journal: Are Republicans Losing Panhandle Grip?

IDAHO

Politico: Spotlight fades for Craig

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: 'I'm sorry:' Mayor Kilpatrick apologizes to Detroit, family

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January 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Beats Romney in Florida
WaPo: Florida Results: McCain 36% Romney 31% Giuliani 15% Huckabee 13%
The Hill: Giuliani to endorse McCain
Reuters: Romney girds for next battle in White House race
Chicago Tribune: Huckabee factor puts brakes on Romney surge

Washington Times: House approves rebates for most
Fox: Illegal Immigrant Taxpayers to Benefit From House-Approved Stimulus Plan

Washington Times: FBI subprime investigation targets 14 firms

TX: Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans ponder a post-Giuliani primary race
OK: Tulsa World: 4 in GOP seeking speaker position
NY: NY Post: Spitzer ally balks at ballooning budget bucks
KY: Louisville Courier-Journal: Lunsford to challenge McConnell; Lewis is out
KY: Politico: GOP Rep. Ron Lewis not running for reelection
MO: The Hill: Hulshof’s bid for governor leaves behind another seat

CALIFORNIA DEBATE

Politico: Reagan Library preps for GOP debate tonight

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN






Wall Street Journal: McCain Wins Florida, Becomes Front-Runner
Wall Street Journal: Sunshine for McCain
Wall Street Journal: Judging John McCain
NY Times: McCain Defeats Romney in Florida Vote
NY Times: Results & Analysis: The Numbers
NY Sun: McCain Emerges as Front-Runner: Reaches Out to Giuliani, 'Dear Friend'
American Spectator: Cold Shoulder Politics
WaPo: McCain Beats Romney in Florida
NY Post: McCain looking for some 'Super'-sized wins
The Hill: McCain holds off Romney for Florida win
Washington Times: McCain wins big in Florida
NY Daily News: Republican John McCain basks in the Sunshine State of victory
WaPo: After Romney's Barrage, McCain Stands Tall
WaPo: For McCain, Momentum That May Be Hard to Stop
WaPo: New Generation Casts Votes on Immigration, Economic Issues
AP/Quaid: Analysis: Florida Tests McCain, Romney
AP/Fram: McCain draws Florida's moderates, elderly and Hispanics
BBC News: John McCain's extraordinary victory
Boston Globe: With victory comes momentum into Super Tuesday
LA Times: Win puts McCain on top
LA Times: The GOP could have its unifier
Sun-Sentinel: Momentum: McCain has it, Romney won't quit
Orlando Sentinel: McCain wins Florida GOP vote
Miami Herald: Support from Hispanics and a key endorsement helped McCain to victory
Human Events: Florida Speaks
AP/Espo: Florida delivers for McCain, and Giuliani will back him

AP: Excerpts of McCain's Remarks on Fla. Win
Real Clear Politics: John McCain's Florida Victory Speech

LA Times: McCain donors assist failed rival after endorsement

AP/Miga: Lieberman Rules Out Running With McCain

American Thinker: The Base is Wrong About the Gang of 14
Washington Times: Talk radio impugns McCain's liberal record
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Robocalls Smear Romney
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Clintonian Straight Talk
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys: McCain vs. Limbaugh
Slate/Mickey Kaus: McCain: Still Losing GOPs?



AP/Johnson: Romney Vows to Carry on With Campaign
Reuters: Romney girds for next battle in White House race
CBS News: Analysis: GOP Race Now A Two-Man Brawl
St. Petersburg Times: McCain, Romney left standing in GOP race





Chicago Tribune: Huckabee factor puts brakes on Romney surge



ABC News: Giuliani to End White House Bid, Endorse McCain
The Hill: Giuliani to endorse McCain
NY Post: The sun sets on Rudy's Bid: Will back McCain
NY Post: McCain took Giuliani's own voters
NY Post: How Rudy toppled from political peak
NY Daily News: After dismal Fla. finish, Rudy Giuliani set to pull plug and back McCain
NY Daily News: Giuliani's final act is tragic collapse
NY Daily News: One wonders if Rudy Giuliani's heart just wasn't in it enough
NY Times: For Giuliani, a Dizzying Free-Fall
The Hill: Analysis: Florida loss means likely exit for Giuliani
Newsday: Rudy loses in Florida; may throw support to McCain
WaPo: For Giuliani, the Trip South Started Early
Politico: Rudy defeat marks end of 9/11 politics
LA Times: Giuliani looks to be out of the race
NRO/York: The End of Rudy: In the oddest of settings, Giuliani faces defeat
NRO/Kurtz: Original Sin: Why Giuliani 2008 collapsed
NRO/Hood: The Giuliani Strategy Succeeds: So what happened to Rudy?

NATIONAL

Washington Times: House approves rebates for most
Fox: Illegal Immigrant Taxpayers to Benefit From House-Approved Stimulus Plan
AP/Davis: House Approves Economic Recovery Plan
American Spectator: Not So Stimulating
Washington Times: Taxes and candidates

WaPo: Congress Passes Extension of Surveillance Law
Washington Times: Editorial: FISA and the Democrats' retreat

Washington Times: FBI subprime investigation targets 14 firms

NY Times: Two More G.O.P. Congressmen Wont Run

Michael Gerson: Bush Compassionate to the End

FLORIDA



St. Petersburg Times: Double wins put Crist in control
Orlando Sentinel: Tax cut passes
Miami Herald: Tax cut receives winning assist in S. Fla.
Sun-Sentinel: Florida property tax changes approved
AP: Fla. voters set record for numbers in presidential primary
Sun-Sentinel: Second time's the charm for Miami-Dade slot machines
Orlando Sentinel: Dyer cruises to victory in Orlando mayoral race
Miami Herald: Bober ousts Giulianti from Hollywood mayor's seat
Sun-Sentinel: Ousted Hollywood mayor: "People just wanted change"

NEW YORK


NY Post: Spitzer ally balks at ballooning budget bucks
AP/Gormley: Counties claim Spitzer budget would raise taxes
AP/Bauman: NY legislation to protect children, teens from predators online

CONNECTICUT

AP/Miga: Shays' embrace of Bush recalls Lieberman's 2005 presidential kiss

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: Lunsford to challenge McConnell; Lewis is out
CQ Politics: Down-to-the-Wire Drama in Kentucky House Race
AP/Alford: Incumbent Drops Ky. Congressional Bid
Politico: GOP Rep. Ron Lewis not running for reelection

CALIFORNIA

Wall Street Journal: Terminated: Schwarzenegger's "universal" health-care plan
Politico: California Schemin'

MARYLAND

WaPo: Blocs Form on Both Sides of Immigration Fight

ALASKA

The Hill: Don Young opens a legal defense fund

MISSOURI

The Hill: Hulshofs bid for governor leaves behind another seat

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa World: 4 in GOP seeking speaker position
Norman Transcript: Editorial: No one is above the law

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans ponder a post-Giuliani primary race
Dallas Morning News: Texas is positioned just right in election primary calendar

HAWAII

American Thinker: Hawaii Government Demands Cartoon be Censored


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January 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Wall Street Journal: Bush's End Game

Orlando Sentinel: Florida votes Tuesday
Miami Herald: Florida election a barometer for country

WaPo: McCain, Romney Go Another Round in Fla.
NY Times: Acrimony Reigns in G.O.P. on Eve of Florida Vote
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Clintonesque Lie About Romney and Iraq Is Disappointing
LA Times: Huckabee takes low-cost route in Florida
Dallas Morning News: Campaign chair: Poor Florida showing may doom Giuliani

WaPo: Senate to Offer Own Stimulus Package
WaPo: GOP Unable to Force Vote on Bush Surveillance Bill

OK: AP/Talley: Oklahoma House speaker resigns post
MI: Detroit News: Mayor's aide quits as council looks at scandal investigation
CA: LA Times: Panel kills Schwarzenegger's health plan
KY: AP/Schreiner: Northup to Seek Old Congressional Seat
NY: Newsday: NYC won't change ballot: State GOP could take action

STATE OF THE UNION







Wall Street Journal: Bush Aims to Ease Worries And Burnish Legacy
Wall Street Journal: Bush's End Game
LA Times: No apologies in final State of the Union
WaPo: Bush Touts Iraq Progress, Economic Plan
Chicago Tribune: Bush presents limited agenda
AP/Taylor: Bush to Press Congress to Limit Earmarks
NY Times: Question of Timing on Bushs Push on Earmarks
NY Sun: Bush Vows Aid to Private Schools
Human Events: Bush's Last SOTU
Newt Gingrich: A Real Change State of the Union
NY Times: Text of the State of the Union Address

WaPo: Sebelius Conciliatory in Democrats' Response to Bush Address
AP/Kellman: Kansas Governor Calls for Cooperation
NY Times: Text of the Democratic Response

AP: State of the Union Reactions

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



WaPo: McCain, Romney Go Another Round in Fla.
Miami Herald: Florida election a barometer for country
Orlando Sentinel: Florida votes Tuesday
St. Petersburg Times: The friction mounts between GOP front-runners McCain and Romney
AP/Sidoti: McCain, Romney Set for Florida Showdown
Newsday: Independent freeze-outs could hurt McCain
Newsday: Conn. governor backs McCain in GOP presidential race
American Spectator: Guns vs. Butter: McCain and Romney
Boston Globe: Energy of McCain, 71, appeals to many oldsters
LA Times: McCain has big lead in California
LA Times: Vietnam veteran and POW McCain welcomes fighting words
American Thinker: McCain's ACU Ratings
NRO/York: McCains Final Argument
Politico: McCain faces extra cash hurdle
Human Events: Senator McCain: Crist, Martinez Wont Help Your Right Flank
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Clintonesque Lie About Romney and Iraq Is Disappointing
AP/Bauder: Radio Talkers on the Line Against McCain



NY Times: Acrimony Reigns in G.O.P. on Eve of Florida Vote
AP/Quaid: Romney Criticizes McCain Legislation
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney and John McCain get down (and dirty) to the wire
AP: Courant backs Romney in GOP primary
NY Sun/Gitell: Romney's Quick Fix
Washington Times: GOP looks to diverse Florida retirement enclave
Boston Globe: Romney, McCain slug it out for edge after Fla.
LA Times: Romney cites his business experience
St. Petersburg Times: Anti-Romney pushpolling

AP/Johnson: Romney Remembers Mormon Leader
Boston Globe: Romney says he will attend funeral of Utah Mormon leader



LA Times: Huckabee takes low-cost route in Florida
AP/Irvine: Will Young Voters Have an Impact?
Pensacola News Journal: Huckabee campaigns in Pensacola for today's primary
Arkansas News: Ethics complaint filed against Huckabee



Dallas Morning News: Campaign chair: Poor Florida showing may doom Giuliani
LA Times: Giuliani keeps calm -- very calm -- in Florida
AP/Barrett: Giuliani Seeks to Prove Experts Wrong
Newsday: Rudy's camp discussing exit if he fails in Florida
Newsday: Florida's McCain-Romney contest may oust Giuliani
Reuters: Giuliani in trouble as Florida Republicans vote: poll
NY Times: Less of a Draw, a Subdued Giuliani Stays Upbeat
NY Sun: A Florida Fizzle May Be End of Giuliani's Hope
NY Post: Rudy hints Fla. is his last stand
NY Daily News: Giuliani hints Fla. loss would end run
St. Petersburg Times: Tested - Ready - Now and UNENDORSED

NATIONAL

NY Times: Senate Panel Unveils Plan of Its Own on Economy
WaPo: Senate to Offer Own Stimulus Package
AP/Davis: House, Senate Diverge on Economic Aid

WaPo: GOP Unable to Force Vote on Bush Surveillance Bill
Wall Street Journal: Wiretrapped
Heritage Foundation: Intelligence Community Needs Clearand PermanentFISA Reform

LA Times: Justice Dept. accused of blocking Gonzales probe

The Hill: Justice defends backlog of disclosure cases

AP/Jalonick: Senate Confirms Secretary of Agriculture

NY Times: Rove Passes Up Commencement Speech at Choate After the Students Object

FLORIDA

Orland Sentinel: Despite millions spent, nobody can predict if Amendment 1 will pass
Sun-Sentinel: Say goodbye to touch-screen voting in Florida

NEW YORK

Newsday: NYC won't change ballot: State GOP could take action

NY Sun: Teachers Abandon a Democrat Over School Choice

NY Post: Steamroll Spitzer is at it again
NY Times: Spitzer Reneged on Aid to City, Bloomberg Says
NY Post: Mike slams Spitzer for shortchanging city
AP/Gormley: Bloomberg says Spitzer budget shortchanges New York City



NY Times: Republican Senator to Retire
Newsday: State Sen. Mary Lou Rath won't run again

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Panel kills Schwarzenegger's health plan
NY Times: California Senate Panel Rejects Health Coverage Proposal
AP/Kurtzman: Calif. Senate Panel Blocks Health Push
LA Times: Electronic voting is facing a recall

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Northup to Seek Old Congressional Seat

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Senate leader touts lottery lease as Andrews endorses toll plan

MARYLAND

WaPo: Geographic Loyalty May Play Role In GOP Race

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Repeal of Bad-Driver Fees Hits a Hidden Legal Bump
American Spectator: Water's Hot

OKLAHOMA

AP/Talley: Oklahoma House speaker resigns post
AP: Oklahoma House speaker resigns

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: Dems in Race for Illinois GOP Seat Reflect Partys Presidential Match

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor's aide quits as council looks at scandal investigation
Detroit News: Out of sight, Kilpatrick huddles with advisers

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January 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: Economy, War To Dominate State of Union

Sun-Sentinel: McCain, Romney on the attack as Florida campaign draws to a pitch
NY Times: McCain, Long a G.O.P. Maverick, Is Gaining Mainstream Support
Reuters: Republican McCain Edges Into Florida Lead: Poll
Rasmussen: Tracking Poll: McCain 27% Romney 27% Huckabee 16% Giuliani 14%
AP/Nelson: Huckabee Touts 'Fair Tax' in Florida
NY Post: Rudy's NY-style Fla. fight

Wall Street Journal: 12-Step Earmark Withdrawal

FL: Dallas Morning News: Florida's Jeb Bush not involved in presidential primary
FL: Boston Globe: Vast diversity in Florida tests Republicans
NY: NY Daily News: N.Y. GOP looks to lose Rudy Giuliani
NY: Newsday: Ballot dispute hits New York again
MO: News-Leader: Missouri leaders line up behind Gov candidates
LA: Daily Reveille: Caucus results upset state Paul supporters
OH: Cincinnati Enquirer: Voting debate grows partisan
TX: AP: More than $41 million raised in Texas politics in 2007

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS



WaPo: Economy, War To Dominate State of Union
WaPo: For Speechwriting Team, Bush Is Editor in Chief
AP/Feller: Bush to Seek Support for His Agenda
Reuters: Bush speech will seek to calm American nerves
Politico: Final SOTU unlikely to yield surprises
Columbus Dispatch: Bush's talk may be afterthought

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




Sun-Sentinel: McCain, Romney on the attack as Florida campaign draws to a pitch
NY Times: McCain, Long a G.O.P. Maverick, Is Gaining Mainstream Support
Reuters: Republican McCain Edges Into Florida Lead: Poll
Boston Globe: Sizing up Florida
AP: McCain to Skip State of Union Address
Politico: McCain's one-two Florida punch
American Spectator: McCain Peaks
Washington Times: As I-4 corridor goes, so goes Florida
Washington Times: McCain sees attrition as way to ease illegal entries
Washington Times/Lambro: Primarily winnowing down
Swamp: Voter to McCain: 'You look great, sound great.'
Chicago Tribune: In GOP, some averse to McCain politics, manner
LA Times: McCain, Romney draw a line in the Florida sand
American Thinker: Who's Afraid of John McCain?
American Thinker: McCain-Powell?
NRO/Lowry: John McCain, Un-Unleashed
NRO/Freddoso: McCain vs. Romney on Iraq
NRO/Lopez: Dishonor on the Campaign Trail
Politico: McCain and Romney spar over Iraq, economy
Politico: The battle for Fred-heads continues
St. Petersburg Times: Crist endorsement is surprising, risky: Giuliani camp fuming
St. Petersburg Times: McCain, Crist surprise Tampa diners
Miami Herald: Crist caught in flap over endorsement
NY Sun: Opinion: Make Mine McCain
Mercury News: Editorial: California presidential primary recommendation: John McCain
Orlando Sentinel: Editorial: McCain has the background, expertise to deserve nod



Rasmussen: Tracking Poll: McCain 27% Romney 27% Huckabee 16% Giuliani 14%
NY Post: Mitt ties Mac in new poll
NY Times: In Florida, Rivals Focus on Economy and Security
Miami Herald: Romney gets the Cuban spirit in Sweetwater
Boston Globe: Romney sheds his suit, focuses on Castro
American Spectator: Heavy-Handedness Backfires: Mitt leaves Martinez & Crist no choice
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Romney, McCain Turn Up Rancor
AP/Johnson: In Fla., Romney Focuses on Economy
AP: Cheney's Daughter Joins Romney Camp
WaPo: The Science of Presidential Complexity
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney, John McCain battle over economy, security before Fla. primary
Captain's Quarters: Romney endorsement

WaPo: Gordon B. Hinckley, 97, Dies; President of Mormon Church
LA Times: He led Mormons' rapid growth



AP/Nelson: Huckabee Touts 'Fair Tax' in Florida
WaPo: Big Dreams Born in A Humble Town: 2 Candidates Count On Ties to Hope, Ark.
Ledger: Huckabee and His Supporters Chew on Meaty U.S. Issues



NY Post: Rudy's NY-style Fla. fight
AP/Delli Santi: Giuliani sees 'insurmountable' lead evaporate in N.J.
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani faces day of reckoning
Newsday: Giuliani, Bloomberg won't call White House home
USA Today: Rudy: Demise rumors are 'premature'
American Spectator: Honking for Rudy
Washington Times: Giuliani falls far behind in Florida
NRO/York: Rudy Giuliani, Third Fiddle

NATIONAL

NY Sun: Editorial: The Presidential Race
AP/Bauder: Fight for Who Controls Televised Debates
WaPo: Hard Choices on the Path to Feb. 5
AP/Babington: Complex, strategic dash to Feb. 5
Star Parker: Thompson's Failure: Substance as Much as Style

WaPo: Editorial: It's unclear why a simple decision on FEC nominees can't be voted on

Wall Street Journal: 12-Step Earmark Withdrawal

NY Times: In Bushs Legacy, Weak Economy Moves Up Front
Wall Street Journal: The Economy Is Fine (Really)

Wall Street Journal: Listening to the Enemy

Wall Street Journal: The Polar Bear Express: Global warming's latest icon

Washington Times: GOP health care deficit
WaPo: Health-Care Ideas Had Few Allies in Congress

WaPo: Shared Oil Goal Brought An Energy Compromise

Newsday: IRS eyes nonprofit hospitals' finances

FLORIDA

Dallas Morning News: Florida's Jeb Bush not involved in presidential primary
Boston Globe: Vast diversity in Florida tests Republicans
LA Times: Hard times in the Florida Panhandle
Sun-Sentinel: Florida property tax vote on Tuesday could be close
Orlando Sentinel: Florida voters show growing independent streak

NEW YORK




NY Daily News: N.Y. GOP looks to lose Rudy Giuliani
Newsday: Ballot dispute hits New York again
NY Sun: NY Mayor Presses Albany: Will Testify That Tax Relief Depends on Aid
NY Post: Gov-panel 'Integrity' challenged
AP/Gormley: NY targets teacher sex enforcement, awareness
NY Post: Surge in OT: State workers rake it in
Albany Times-Union: Troy mayor, council at odds

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Primary gives N.J. increased influence
AP/Hester: Andrews to endorse Corzine fiscal fix

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: A paper jam roils California vote
LA Times: As election years go, 8 is the magic number
LA Times: Our healthcare plan will work

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Governor wants smaller schools

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Missouri leaders line up behind candidates
The Hill: Emerson to decide on gubernatorial run Monday

LOUISIANA

Daily Reveille: Caucus results upset state Paul supporters
Houston Chronicle: Paul contests delegate credentials in Louisiana

OHIO

Cincinnati Enquirer: Voting debate grows partisan
Toledo Blade: GOP requests state probe of elections office

TEXAS

AP: More than $41 million raised in Texas politics in 2007

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January 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Miami Herald: McCain scores Crist's endorsement
NRO: Where Is Jeb?
AP: Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses McCain
Birmingham News: Huckabee draws more than 2,000 to Samford
Reuters: Romney climbs into Florida tie with McCain: poll
Wall Street Journal: Romney's New Groove: He Touts Expertise as Focus Shifts to Economy
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Editorial: Romney rises as Republican choice
Hartford Courant: Editorial: Mr. Romney For The GOP
Politico: Rudy's last best hope? 427,018 Florida Republicans have already voted
LA Times: Rush is not happy with his GOP choices

The Hill: Flake criticizes GOP earmark strategy

FL: Sun-Sentinel: Who would win or lose if Amendment 1 passes
IL: WaPo: In Illinois, Super Tuesday Will Be Even Bigger
NY: NY Times: G.O.P. Move to Change State Ballots Stirs Debate
TX: Dallas Morning News: Gov. Perry's e-mail thorn comes in form of Wisconsin man
MI: Detroit News: Sex won't ruin Detroit mayor, but money might
IA: Des Moines Register: Iverson unanimously chosen as state GOP chairman

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St. Petersburg Times: Crist: McCain is your best choice
Miami Herald: McCain scores Crist's endorsement
Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Charlie Crist endorses McCain for Republican presidential candidate
Sun-Sentinel: Florida Gov. Crist endorses John McCain in Republican presidential primary
AP/Quaid: Florida Governor Endorses McCain
St. Petersburg Times: To win Florida takes a candidate who can play to the whole nation
Politico: Crist to stump with McCain, no deal on cat fund

AP: Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses McCain
Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: John McCain endorsement
Press of Atlantic City: Atlantic County Republican Party backs McCain
US News: McCain Leads Giuliani in N.Y., N.J.

The Hill: McCain plan to scale back drug benefit gets little attention in Florida
Politico: Bill Clinton doing McCain no favors
Times UK/Sullivan: The old stager saving his party from the unhinged

NY Times: McCain Goes on Offensive in Tight Race in Florida
WaPo: In Fla., McCain and Romney Argue About Iraq
AP/Sidoti: McCain: Romney Favored Iraq Withdrawal
LA Times: McCain, Romney trade accusations
Boston Globe: McCain accuses Romney of wanting to set deadline for Iraq withdrawal
Reuters: Republicans quarrel over Iraq in White House race
NY Daily News: McCain & Romney snipe in Florida over Iraq war; Rudy lags far behind
Boston Globe: Famed McCain temper is tamed: Calmer side now on display

YouTube: Video: McCain ad: Web Ad: Mittsurfing





Birmingham News: Huckabee draws more than 2,000 to Samford
Fox: In Alabama, Huckabee Defends McCain from Romney Dishonest Charge
Associated Content: Huckabee Campaigns in Alabama
CBS News: Huckabee: Barbecue Expert?



NRO: Where Is Jeb?
Wall Street Journal: Romney's New Groove: He Touts Expertise as Focus Shifts to Economy
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Editorial: Romney rises as Republican choice
Hartford Courant: Editorial: Mr. Romney For The GOP
Tampa Tribune: Former Governor Romney Is The Pro-Life Candidate
Reuters: Romney climbs into Florida tie with McCain: poll
Southern Political Report: Romney and McCain dead even in our latest tracking poll

Boston Globe: Fred lawyers flock to Romney
Swamp: Romney transplants Thompson's braintrust

Reuters: Romney praises Bush, bashes Washington
Chicago Tribune: For Florida ears, Romney adjusts tune
Boston Globe: As Bain slashed jobs, Romney stayed to side

AP: Romney Likes KFC
LA Times: Mitt Romney is human! He pulls into a KFC!

Boston Globe: Two held in break-in at Romney office: Political motive called unlikely

Orlando Sentinel: Romney and Giuliani stop by to say hi

YouTube: Video: Romney ad: John McCain Both For And Against Tax Cuts?



Politico: Rudy's last best hope? 427,018 Florida Republicans have already voted
Washington Times: Giuliani, banking on Florida, downplays polls
NY Times: Hopes Pinned on Florida, Giuliani Sees Tough Week
Philadelphia Inquirer: Yes, Giuliani's strategy is 'unconventional,' he admits
Boston Globe: Giuliani says he's the clear choice
NY Times: Surge in Early Balloting Shifts Florida Races
NY Daily News: Giuliani counts on early votes
NYT/Dowd: Its Not Giuliani Time in Florida
NY Post: Rudy pol pal's Bronx tale: 'Phony-Home' vote scandal
Fox: Crists decision a major blow to Giuliani

YouTube: Video: Rudy Giuliani Television Ad, "Clear"

NATIONAL

Philadelphia Inquirer: Party rules play big strategic role
LA Times: Rush is not happy with his GOP choices
NYT/Rich: The Billary Road to Republican Victory
Washington Times: Republicans who want a change go for Obama
LA Times: Saving becomes a campaign issue
CQ Politics: Courts & the Law: The Balloters New Burden

Politico: Bush presses Congress on FISA
NY Times: Bushs 2002 State of the Union Volunteerism Initiative Is Seen as Sputtering

NY Times: For Speaker, Calculated Stimulus Steps
CQ Politics: Lawmakers Wonder Whether Bipartisanship Can Outlast Stimulus Agreement

The Hill: Flake criticizes GOP earmark strategy

NY Times: A Baptist Coalition Aims for Moderate Image

Boston Globe: Seasonal worker shortage threatens regional tourism

NEW YORK

NY Times: G.O.P. Move to Change State Ballots Stirs Debate
AP/Richtmyer: GOP wants to remove names from NY primary ballot
AP/Gormley: Time will tell if new a Spitzer is emerging

CONNECTICUT

Newsday: Rell nominates 5 to Superior Court bench

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Tuesday vote on amendment a win-win for Crist
Orlando Sentinel: As vote on property-tax amendment nears, Floridians still want answers
Sun-Sentinel: Who would win or lose if Amendment 1 passes
Sun-Sentinel: Full text of Amendment 1
WaPo: Family in Economic Peril Is Looking to a Republican for Relief
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: GOP leads way in Florida but Dems may be on rise

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Three Selected GOP Candidates Play Down Immigration Issue

ILLINOIS

WaPo: In Illinois, Super Tuesday Will Be Even Bigger

MARYLAND

WaPo: In 3rd District, Growth Emerges as Major Issue
WaPo: Revolt Against Computer Services Tax Might Prove Futile

NEW JERSEY

Courier Post: McCain may upset GOP delegate strategy built around Giuliani
Asbury Park Press: McCain coming to Jersey
NY Times: Ex-Mayor Resurfaces as a Corzine Antagonist

TEXAS

Dallas Morning News: Gov. Perry's e-mail thorn comes in form of Wisconsin man

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: City funds helped pay for mayor, chief of staff's rendezvous
Detroit News: Sex won't ruin Detroit mayor, but money might
Detroit News: Editorial: Prosecutor's inquiry must be prompt and trustworthy

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iverson unanimously chosen as state GOP chairman
KCCI: Iverson Chosen Chair Of Iowa Republican Party

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January 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Orlando Sentinel: U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez endorses John McCain
Reuters: McCain up in Florida: poll
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Huckabee sees broad movement in candidacy
AP/Johnson: Romney Touts His Economic Credentials
Sacramento Bee: California's crucial in Giuliani playbook

NY Times: House Republicans Urge Earmark Moratorium
AP/Taylor: Bush Calls for Swift Action on Rebate Plan
WaPo: Coalition of Churches and Political Heavyweights Meeting in Atlanta

CA: Contra Costa Times: McCain recovers to lead GOP field in CA state primary
LA: Shreveport Times: McCain wins Louisiana state GOP caucus
OK: Norman Transcript: Henry made chief judge of 10th Circuit at OU
FL: CQ Politics: GOP Holds Early Edge for Retiring Rep. Weldon’s Florida Seat
TX: Fort Worth Star-Telegram: What is Rick Perry up to these days?
TX: Dallas Morning News: Cornyn raises 4 times more than top-funded Dem
NY: Newsday: Republicans want to redo New York primary ballots
MI: Detroit News: Secret deal hid Detroit mayor's texts; prosecutor opens probe
MO: Missourian: Lt. Gov. Kinder formally announces he will run for governor

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Orlando Sentinel: U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez endorses John McCain
Miami Herald: Sen. Martinez takes McCain's side
Swamp: McCain at the Latin Builders: With Mel Martinez
WaPo: Sen. Martinez Backs McCain
AP/Quaid: Florida Senator Endorses McCain
The Hill: Ex-Rep. Kemp helps lure Martinez to McCain
Sun-Sentinel: Republican candidates court Cuban-Americans
San Jose Mercury News: Editorial: McCain best choice for Republicans
AP/Fram: Polls: Iraq Angst May Be Helping McCain
Reuters: McCain up in Florida: poll
Boston Globe: McCain tested on economy: Defends his credibility and experience
AP/Sidoti: Shift to Economy Challenge for McCain
NY Times: Fiscal Mantra for McCain: Less Is More
NY Times: After Break for Debate, Two Rivals Resume Spat
CNN: Bill Clinton: John McCain and Hillary are 'very close'
Politico: McCain wins college newspaper nods
LA Times: McCain swipes at Romney
Rush Limbaugh: McCain, the Media & Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh: So-Called Torture: An Example of McCain's Pursuit of Liberal Praise
Michael Barone: Stage Setting



Sarasota Herald Tribune: Huckabee sees broad movement in candidacy
LA Times: Florida's midsection key to GOP hopefuls
News-Leader: Missouri Right to Life supporting Huckabee
LA Times: Huckabee's book deal after Jonesboro tragedy still rankles
LA Times: Dialing for Huckabee
The Hill: Clyburn blames Huckabee for racial tensions between Clinton, Obama



AP/Johnson: Romney Touts His Economic Credentials
NRO: Economic Turnaround Plan: The choice is Romney
AP/Zoll: Mormonism in Evangelical Voter Guide
Bloomberg: Romney, McCain, Giuliani Say Stimulus Package a `Good Start'
AP/Farrington: Republican Candidates Split Support From Florida GOP
YouTube: Video: Prank Call from "Governor Schwarzenegger"
Rush Limbaugh: Listen to Romney on the Economy



Sacramento Bee: California's crucial in Giuliani playbook
NY Times: Giuliani Does It His Way in New Yorks Balmier Precincts
Washington Times: Latin voters wooed in Miami
Swamp: Giuliani counting on Little Havana: 'Maybe, maybe'
WaPo: For Giuliani, Missed Greetings -- and Chances
Newsday: In Florida, Rudy's looking like Mr. Nice Guy
NY Post: GOPers Cuban strategy
NY Daily News: Rudy swings at Castro, misses key nod
NRO/York: Has Rudy Blown It? What the FL strategy means to the GOPs former frontrunner
AP/Italie: Judith Regan settles lawsuit with News Corp

NATIONAL

NY Times: House Republicans Urge Earmark Moratorium
The Hill: House GOP shelves earmark moratorium plan, seeks bipartisan panel
AP/Taylor: House GOP Proposes Earmarks Moratorium
Politico: Boehner: Republicans need to make sacrifices

AP/Taylor: Bush Calls for Swift Action on Rebate Plan
NY Times: Congress Moving for Swift Passage of Stimulus
LA Times: Senate has own ideas for economic stimulus

AP: Senators Question $5M Moussaoui Reward

WaPo: Coalition of Churches and Political Heavyweights Meeting in Atlanta

AP/Sullivan: Mayors Blast Congress Over Immigration

AP: Calls renewed to OK Sullivan as ATF chief

WaPo: Bush as Reagan's heir? Reaching for a Place in History
Peggy Noonan: George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party

David Broder: The GOP Strikes Up The Bland



WaPo: Richard Darman; Influenced Policy of 4 GOP Presidents
NY Times: Richard G. Darman, 64, Aide for 5 Presidents, Dies
WaPo: In Heat of Battle, Darman Put Taxes Back on the Table
AP/Lester: Former White House Budget Director Dies

NEW YORK



Newsday: Republicans want to redo New York primary ballots
NY Daily News: State GOP stirs ballot brouhaha

AP: Spitzer sets special election for Senate seat

NY Times: As NY State Primary Nears, Pataki Is Barely Visible

Newsday: Spitzer's preschool plan could cause rifts in LI
Bloomberg: Spitzer's downspin
NY Post: Just 35% are backing Gov

NY Times: Questions Surround Idea of Privatizing the Lottery

NY Daily News: Mayor Bloomberg polls low in California

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Secret deal hid Detroit mayor's texts; prosecutor opens probe
AP/Williams: Probe Launched Over Detroit Mayor Texts

OKLAHOMA

Norman Transcript: Henry made chief judge of 10th Circuit at OU
Norman Transcript: Speaker Cargill tells GOP state must be 'more ambitious'
Norman Transcript: Curry sings, then announces for president

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Corzine critic says AG investigating him, alleges harassment
Newsday: Most NJ registered voters not affiliated with a party

CONNECTICUT

Newsday: Rell signs home invasion law

ALABAMA

AP/Rawls: Mardi Gras Prompts 2-Day Vote in Ala.

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: GOP Holds Early Edge for Retiring Rep. Weldons Florida Seat
The Hill: Weldon will not seek reelection
Ledger: Weldon Will Not Seek 8th Term

Orlando Sentinel: Property-tax plan may hinge on GOP turnout
Miami Herald: Crist blitz could save tax amendment

Sun-Sentinel: FAU officials say national attention from debate will pay off in long run

Orlando Sentinel: Young evangelicals could be key in GOP race

TEXAS

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: What is Rick Perry up to these days?
Dallas Morning News: Cornyn raises 4 times more than top-funded Dem
Dallas Morning News: ID views heat up voter fraud hearing

LOUISIANA

Shreveport Times: McCain wins Louisiana state GOP caucus

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Republican chairman Hoffmann leaving

CALIFORNIA

Contra Costa Times: McCain recovers to lead GOP field in CA state primary
Swamp: Cloudy forecast for GOP race in California
AP/Blood: Despite big checks from tribes, state GOP struggles with debts

MISSOURI

Missourian: Lt. Gov. Kinder formally announces he will run for governor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Kinder's in; Emerson's pondering
Kansas City Star: Calls from supporters have Robin Carnahan mulling run for governor
AP/Lieb: Blunt planned campaign just days before quitting

ILLINOIS

Peoria Journal Star: Hastert says Schock a right fit for House

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January 25, 2008





TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Sun-Sentinel: Economy top issue at Republican presidential candidate debate at FAU
NY Times: Transcript: The Republican Debate
Newsday: New York Times endorses McCain in primary race
AP: Stallone Supports McCain in GOP Race
AP/Sidoti: Huckabee Finds Cash for Limited TV Ad
Boston Globe: Romney, McCain look to Florida as launch pad: Mitt has fiscal advantage
NY Post: Rudy: I'll win in an upset like the Giants

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Sentinel poll: Romney, McCain too close to call in Fla.
AP: Romney leads in Mason-Dixon Fla. poll

WaPo: Bush, House Hammer Out $150 Billion Stimulus Bill
AP: Stimulus Package: What's In, What's Not

CA: LA Times: EBay's retiring chief may run for California governor
VA: NY Times: Bill to Tighten Sale of Guns Is Turned Back in Virginia
NY: Syracuse Post-Standard: Rep. Jim Walsh announces retirement
PA: CQ Politics: Pennsylvania Dem Altmire Faces Likely Rematch With Ex-Rep. Hart
MO: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Agenda is in question as Blunt's clout wanes
WI: Badger Herald: Gingrich forecasts Wisconsin’s role

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FLORIDA DEBATE

Miami Herald: Republicans keep it civil
Sun-Sentinel: Economy top issue at Republican presidential candidate debate at FAU
WaPo: Republicans Play to Right in Fla. Debate
NY Times: At Debate on the Economy, Republicans Become Kindest of Candidates
LA Times: A GOP debate with a difference
Washington Times: Fiscal fix tops GOP debate
AP/Espo: Republicans agree on stimulus deal
AP/Espo: GOP Rivals Depict Clinton As Unworthy
AP: Quotes From the Republican Debate
NY Daily News: GOP hopefuls spar over economy
Newsday: Republicans pull punches in Florida debate
Real Clear Politics: The GOP Debate: A Model of Civility
CQ Politics: The Florida Republican Debate: CQ Politics Bests and Mosts
The Hill: GOP field plays nice in debate dominated by economy
NY Times: Transcript: The Republican Debate
AP: Fact Check: Misfires in GOP Debate





Newsday: New York Times endorses McCain in primary race
NY Times: Editorial: Primary Choices: John McCain
Wall Street Journal: McCain Gets Edge for Electability
Washington Times: Editorial: McCain vs. McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys: Irrelevant Talk Radio Audience Now Vital for McCain
Boston Globe: McCain, hawk on Iraq, getting antiwar vote
Washington Times: McCain focuses on party voters
WaPo: Aide Helped Controversial Russian Meet McCain
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain Raises $7 Million in January
Politico: McCain benefits as GOP on best behavior
Breitbart: Rambo takes on Texas Ranger in Republican race
AP: Stallone Supports McCain in GOP Race
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: McCain, Romney Jockey for Top
American Spectator: Reagan and McCain
Time: Mama McCain: Son Has No Support From Base
Politico: McCain praises Rush Limbaugh, faintly
LA Times: McCain's words could be a disaster
CBS News: Surging McCain Faces Conservative Skeptics




AP/Sidoti: Huckabee Finds Cash for Limited TV Ad
AP/Zoll: Huckabee Learned Politics in Church



Boston Globe: Romney, McCain look to Florida as launch pad: Mitt has fiscal advantage
Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Sentinel poll: Romney, McCain too close to call in Fla.
AP: Romney leads in Mason-Dixon Fla. poll
Politico: Mitt Romney courts neutral Jeb Bush
AP: Second Break in at Romney Headquarters
American Spectator: Romney Plays Himself



NY Post: Rudy: I'll win in an upset like the Giants
Human Events: Lee on Lee County: Rudy can still win Fla.
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani's trips to Little Havana could translate into Cuban votes
NY Daily News: Rudy hangs in; Times may help, too
WaPo: Giuliani's Sunshine State Race May Hinge On Voters in a New York State of Mind
American Spectator: Rudy Thinks FAST
Swamp: Giuliani: Banking on Florida was no 'mistake'
Dallas Morning News: Perry: Listen to Giuliani on economy, terrorism
Newsday: Giuliani counts on New Yorkers for Florida vote
LA Times: Giuliani's private ventures have mixed record
AP/Sidoti: Standing drops as Giuliani focuses on must-win Florida
Reuters: Giuliani backs transparent foreign investments in U.S
AP: Giuliani Appeals to Floridians
YouTube: Video: Giuliani Ad: "Some"

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Rush Limbaugh: Clarified: Why I Might Not Vote for the GOP Nominee in November
The Hill: Bipartisanship push sparks conservative revolt
Michael Reagan: Newt: A GOP Dark Horse?
Real Clear Politics: What's Happening in the GOP Race?
CSM: Republicans' Mike Duncan highlights polls unfavorable to Clinton

NATIONAL

WaPo: Bush, House Hammer Out $150 Billion Stimulus Bill
NY Times: Bush and House in Accord for $150 Billion Stimulus
AP/Taylor: Senate Pressured to OK Stimulus Deal
AP: Stimulus Package: What's In, What's Not
Newsday: Rebates coming, but will plan stop economic skid?
AP/Zibel: Proposed Mortgage Plan Could Aid Markets
AP/Raum: Analysis: Econ Fears Bring Cooperation
WaPo: Deal Spotlights Rarity Of Bipartisan Action
Wall Street Journal: Re-Election Stimulus
Rush Limbaugh: Bipartisan Stimulus Rigmarole
Wall Street Journal: Glum Mood Bodes Ill for GOP
Politico: Senate will test limits of econ deal

AP/Hess: Senate Delays Eavesdropping Vote
WaPo: Phone Firms' Bid for Immunity in Wiretaps Gains Ground
LA Times: Senate spy bill still shields telecoms
Jed Babbin: FISA Fight Continues

LA Times: EPA chief grilled over California rejection
NY Times: E.P.A. Chief Defends His Decision on California
SF Chronicle: EPA chief sits and takes his punishment

American Thinker: Can the GOP Reframe the Illegal Immigration Issue?

The Hill: Enzi pissed at being passed up for Finance seat

NY Sun: Lynne Stewart Case Returning to Court

AP/Jalonick: Few Objections to Ag Department Nominee

NEW YORK



Syracuse Post-Standard: Rep. Jim Walsh announces retirement
Rochester D&C: Rep. Walsh won't seek 11th term in Congress
NY Times: New York Republican Will Retire From House
CQ Politics: GOP Rep. Walsh Retires, Leaves Open Battleground New York District
AP/Kates: Walsh to Retire From Congress

Buffalo News: McCain's New York team sees momentum building here

Albany Times-Union: Pay hike talk perks up lawmakers
Newsday: Spitzer talks budget, property taxes with LIers

VIRGINIA

NY Times: Bill to Tighten Sale of Guns Is Turned Back in Virginia
NY Times: Virginia Nears an About-Face on Costly Driver Penalties
WaPo: Tempers Flare as Republicans Force Democrats to Vote on Labor Bill
WaPo: Ex-Candidate Faces Fraud Charges
WaPo: Kaine's Optimism Doesn't Always Get Votes

MARYLAND

WaPo: O'Malley Attacks EPA Greenhouse Gas Decision

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Homeowners remain undecided on support for property tax proposal

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Pennsylvania Dem Altmire Faces Likely Rematch With Ex-Rep. Hart

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: EBay's retiring chief may run for California governor

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Republican Party Big Caucus Success

MONTANA

Missoulian: Montana Republican caucus creates buzz'

MISSOURI

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Agenda is in question as Blunt's clout wanes
Kansas City Star: Analysis: Whats next for Missouri GOP?

OHIO

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio primary could determine both presidential candidates

WISCONSIN

Badger Herald: Gingrich forecasts Wisconsins role

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January 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

MSNBC: Thursday night GOP Debate: MSNBC 9pm EST
Sun-Sentinel: Florida issues figure strongly in FAU's presidential debate

Miami Herald: Poll: McCain rising, Giuliani fading
Dallas Morning News: Banker with Texas ties could pay off for Huckabee
WaPo: Romney, McCain Take Lead in Fla.; Tax Talk Pervades
WaPo: Sunshine State Warm to Giuliani, But His Poll Position Falls Sharply
Swamp: Ron Paul hauls in the cash, again

Ann Coulter: 'Straight Talk' Express Takes Scenic Route to Truth
Rush Limbaugh: Let’s Hear Some Straight Talk
Rush Limbaugh: Why We Can't Accept the Premise of the Liberal Global Warming Hoax

CQ Politics: RNC Chair Sees Clouds Breaking for GOP in ‘08 Campaign
The Hill: GOP’s campaign therapist tells party — It’s not so bad

LA: Shreveport Times: Delegates elected to La. GOP convention
CO: NY Times: All-Mail Vote in Colorado Isn’t Needed, Governor Says
MO: Human Events: Missouri Politics Upended
NY: NY Post: Spitzer's 'Crack Tax' Protects Druggies
VA: WaPo: VA Senate Approves Bill To Insure Same-Sex Partners

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Miami Herald: Poll: McCain rising, Giuliani fading
Orlando Sentinel: McCain's task: Win over GOP base in Florida primary
AFP: McCain wins Louisiana caucus: preliminary results
Ann Coulter: 'Straight Talk' Express Takes Scenic Route to Truth
Rush Limbaugh: Lets Hear Some Straight Talk
Rush Limbaugh: Why We Can't Accept the Premise of the Liberal Global Warming Hoax
Swamp: 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf goes for McCain
The Hill: Schwarzkopf backs McCain
The Hill: On stimulus, Sen. McCain, Bush divided
SF Chronicle: McCain, Romney in tight California race
Human Events: The Champs Elysees Republicans
Boston Globe: Lieberman tapped to McCain 'leadership team' in Conn.
YouTube: John McCain ad: "Never Surrender"
Time: The Resurrection of John McCain



Dallas Morning News: Banker with Texas ties could pay off for Huckabee
Washington Times: Huckabee alienates GOP in Arkansas
Swamp: Hunter for Huckabee
Sun-Sentinel: Huckabee says he won't pull out of Florida race



WaPo: Romney, McCain Take Lead in Fla.; Tax Talk Pervades
NY Times: Romney Leads in Ill Will Among G.O.P. Candidates
The Hill: Top Thompson Fla. fundraiser joins Romney
The Hill: Cochran jumps to Romney
Boston Globe: Primary choice near for GOP
YouTube: Romney ad: "Mi Padre"
YouTube: Mitt Romney ad: "Conservative Change"



WaPo: Sunshine State Warm to Giuliani, But His Poll Position Falls Sharply
Buzz: St. Pete Times Poll: Bye-bye Rudy?
AP/Sidoti: Giuliani's Florida Win Appears in Danger
Newsday: Polls show Giuliani tied for third in Florida
NY Daily News: In Florida, Rudy Giuliani is Mr. Nice Guy
Chicago Tribune: Giuliani's big-state gamble put to test
Steve Forbes: The Giuliani Tax Cut
American Spectator: Rudy Catastrophe Watch
Swamp: Sunshine State turns cloudy for Giuliani
FrontPage: Giuliani is The Decider
LA Times: Giuliani falls far, fast
LA Times: The chinks in Giuliani's 9/11 armor
YouTube: Rudy Giuliani Ad: "Un Plan"

RON PAUL

Swamp: Ron Paul hauls in the cash, again
Bayou Buzz: GOP Ron Paul Visits Louisiana
Times-Picayune: Paul outlines platform for local backers

NATIONAL

Boston Globe: Republican debate
MSNBC: Thursday night GOP Debate: MSNBC 9pm EST
Sun-Sentinel: Florida issues figure strongly in FAU's presidential debate

Sun-Sentinel: Republican candidates stump in Florida
Wall Street Journal: The Panhandle Pander: Hurricane Insurance
American Spectator: A Florida Primer

AP/Ohlemacher: Super Tuesday Won't Decide Nominations
AP: Some Big States After Super Tuesday
American Spectator: Super Tuesday's Tax Measures

CQ Politics: RNC Chair Sees Clouds Breaking for GOP in 08 Campaign
The Hill: RNC chairman provides numbers, strategy to defeat top Democrats
The Hill: GOPs campaign therapist tells party Its not so bad
AP/Hebert: Republicans Differ on Global Warming
AP/Welsh-Huggins: 24 Governors Endorse in Presidential Race
Washington Times/Rahn: Completing Reagan's work
Washington Times/Goodman: A GOP ace in the hole?

WaPo: Negotiators Grappling With Stimulus Plan
AP/Taylor: Agreement Closer for Economy Rescue Pact
AP: Stimulus Package: What's in and Out

Rush Limbaugh: The Limbaugh Stimulus Package: It's a Sure Election-Year Winner
NRO: Rush Limbaugh: This Is Diminished Power?
NY Times: In Washington, Bloomberg Says Politics Is the Problem
NY Sun: Bloomberg in D.C.: 'The Jig Is Up': Mayor Decries the Plans for Stimulus
AP/Barrett: Bloomberg: stimulus package flawed, D.C. should help homeowners
Wall Street Journal: Bill Gates Issues Call For Kinder Capitalism
Human Events: Gerson Thinks Government Is Solution

Robert Novak: The Pork-as-Usual GOP
AP: Anti - Bush Campaign Planned

WaPo: Senate Opens Debate On Wiretap Measure
AP: Cheney Urges Congress To Act on Surveillance Law

Sun-Sentinel: Padilla judge criticizes U.S. for 'enemy combatant' detention

WaPo: Bush's Second Child Insurance Veto Stands in House

NEW YORK

NY Post: Spitzer's 'Crack Tax' Protects Druggies
Newsday: Gay rights activists target lawmakers for ouster
AP: Gridlock delays state voting machine selection

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Senate Approves Bill To Insure Same-Sex Partners
WaPo: Despite Va. Tech Passion, Gun Control Bill Fails
WaPo: House Might Vote Today on Chairman's Authority

CALIFORNIA

AP/Thompson: Judge Replaces Calif. Prisons Overseer

COLORADO

NY Times: All-Mail Vote in Colorado Isnt Needed, Governor Says

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: Ex-Senator Cant Use Campaign Fund in Legal Case

MISSOURI

Human Events: Missouri Politics Upended

LOUISIANA

Shreveport Times: Delegates elected to La. GOP convention
NRO: Louisiana's Results, Clarified
Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Republican Party Has Big Caucus For Convention Delegates

OHIO

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Heimlich manuevers out of congressional race

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January 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Boston Globe: Sunshine State primary to test McCain's appeal to core Republicans
Fox: Al D’Amato Jumps Thompson Ship, Endorses McCain Over Giuliani
NY Times: Huckabee, Short on Cash, Curtails Effort in Florida
WaPo: With Super Tuesday on His Mind, Huckabee Campaigns in Georgia
Boston Globe: Rocky Fla. economy: Analysts say issue may help Romney against McCain
Washington Monthly: Who Took Rudy Down in December?
Tennessean: Fred Thompson exits without fanfare, but have we seen last of him?
WP/Fix: With Thompson Out, Who Benefits Most?

US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell: Will Reality Set In?
The Hill: Rep. Musgrave joins race for Appropriations seat
Rush Limbaugh: Brooks, Barnes, Kristol Want Us to Join the McCain-Lieberman Party

FL: St. Petersburg Times: Florida Mayors pick candidates
MO: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blunt: One and done
MI: AP/Martin: Mich. Denies Illegal Immigrants Licenses

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Boston Globe: Sunshine State primary to test McCain's appeal to core Republicans
NY Sun: McCain, in N.Y. Visit, Backs Bernanke
NY Daily News: John McCain raises cash in New York
NY Times: New York Is All McCains, for a Night
NY Post: McCain $cores in NY
AP/Sidoti: McCain Raises Money in Giuliani's Turf
Swamp: McCain picks up $1 million in New York cash
The Hill: Sen. McCain starts urgent dash for cash
Fox: Al DAmato Jumps Thompson Ship, Endorses McCain Over Giuliani
St. Pete Times: Past haunts McCain in FL: Long memory for positions outside the box
Michelle Malkin: McCain Hasn't Learned Lesson on Immigration
WaPo/Meyerson: The GOP's Security Gap
American Spectator: Honor and John McCain
Human Events: The ABM Vote: Anybody But McCain
Real Clear Politics: Is McCain Inevitable?
Brent Bozell: McCain: Again, A Media Darling




NY Times: Huckabee, Short on Cash, Curtails Effort in Florida
LA Times: Huckabee pares staff in Florida
WaPo: With Super Tuesday on His Mind, Huckabee Campaigns in Georgia
CBS News: Huckabee Can't Win On Faith Alone
ABP: In S.C., Nevada contests, Huckabee fails to maintain evangelical edge
AP/Word: Some Huckabee Aides Forgoing Paychecks
NYT/Caucus: Huckabees Money Woes Curtail Campaign
Seattle PI: Republicans can count on many evangelicals
American Conservative: The Audacity of Huck
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Good news for Huckabee




Boston Globe: Rocky Fla. economy: Analysts say issue may help Romney against McCain
Orlando Sentinel: Mitt Romney campaigns in Florida, focuses on economy
Sun-Sentinel: As Republican candidates visit South Florida, economy takes the spotlight
Palm Beach Post: Romney questions McCain's record on job growth
IHT: Romney pins Republican campaign hopes on business experience
Reuters: Romney hones economic message in White House race
Reuters: Republican Romney warns of "distressed" markets
Debra Saunders: The Real Conservative Republican?
Politico: Mitt's not-so-black Tuesday
American Thinker: Why they Hate Mitt Romney
Politico: ABC debate falls through, Romney camp blames McCain




NY Post: Rudy's Fla. flood drive
AP/Loven: Giuliani Shuns Campaign Smackdown
Swamp: Giuliani on Florida: ''Must-win' now 'important win'
NY Times: In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price
American Spectator: Giuliani One Note
FrontPage: Rudy Giuliani: Reaganite
Washington Monthly: Who Took Rudy Down in Dec?



Tennessean: Fred Thompson exits without fanfare, but have we seen last of him?
Washington Times: Thompson drops out of presidential contest
Boston Globe: GOP field narrows in Fla.: Thompson ends run; Huckabee pulls back
WP/Fix: With Thompson Out, Who Benefits Most?
NY Observer: The Legacy of Thompson's Sleepy Campaign: A Revived John McCain
NRO: Freds Conscience: He was not a candidate of change
Human Events: On Fred Thompson’s Withdrawal
American Spectator: Thompson Not Ready for Presidential Primetime
NRO/Lopez: Top-Notch Thompson: We’re lucky to have men like Fred
Boston Globe: Romney: Fred stood for strong conservative ideas

WaPo: Thompson out: No Longer Up for the Role of President
MSNBC: Early failures force Thompson out of race
NY Times: Fred Thompson Drops Out of the Presidential Race
WP/Fix: Thompson Ends Race, Immediate Endorsement Unlikely
Politico: Fred Thompson quits GOP race
The Hill: Thompson drops out
AP/Espo: Thompson drops out of GOP race
Southern Political Report: Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race
AP: Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race
WKYC: Thompson quits race for the White House

Examiner: Thompson may position himself for VP bid

RON PAUL

Socialist Alt.: Don't Be Fooled: Why Workers and Activists Should NOT Support Ron Paul

NATIONAL



US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell: Will Reality Set In?
Wall Street Journal: Fed Rate Cut Halts Market Free Fall, But Recession Fears Are Mounting
WaPo: Democrats on Trail Rip Stimulus Talks With Bush
AP/Davis: At Center Stage, Pelosi and Paulson
NY Times: Legislation on Economy Will Start in House
NY Times: Candidates Turn Attention to Gyrating Markets and Weakened Economy

NY Times: Fed Cuts Rate 0.75% and Stocks Swing
Washington Times: Slashed rate slows losses
Rush Limbaugh: The Limbaugh Stimulus Plan

The Hill: NRCC: Bush welcome to stump for congressional candidates
CQ Politics: GOP Campaign Strategy Targets Earmarks
The Hill: Rep. Musgrave joins race for Appropriations seat
Politico: Former legislators lobby in droves
AP/Freking: House to Try for Another Veto Override: SCHIP
The Hill: Stevens-DeMint dust-up highlights GOP divisions
The Hill: Watchdogs hit Jefferson on blood diamond trips

Washington Times: Editorial: Support for voter ID

WaPo: Jose Padilla Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison

American Spectator: Rush & Reagan
NRO: Reagans Darkest Hour: Therapeutic abortion in California
Rush Limbaugh: Brooks, Barnes, Kristol Want Us to Join the McCain-Lieberman Party
Human Events: The Worthless 'Predictive Power' of Early Primaries
Tony Blankley: 2008: An ominous year
Reuters: Are Democrats favored this year? Or Republicans?
Washington Times: Democrats not inevitable
AP/Welsh: 23 Governors Endorse Presidential Candidates

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida Mayors pick candidates
St. Petersburg Times: Campaigns shift to economy
Sun-Sentinel: Crist wants big turnout for property tax vote
Orlando Sentinel: Backers, foes fudge facts on tax cuts
Orlando Sentinel: Candidates pay little attention to Florida Hispanics



The Hill: Martinez announces challenge to Diaz-Balart
Miami Herald: Candidates commence fight

MISSOURI




St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blunt: One and done
NY Times: Missouri Governor Will Not Seek 2nd Term
AP/Lieb: Missouri Governor Won't Seek Second Term

MICHIGAN

AP/Martin: Mich. Denies Illegal Immigrants Licenses

TEXAS

NY Times: Jury Blocked From Reindicting a Justice
Politico: Texas GOP candidate fakes photo of himself
AP: Texas candidate gets skinnier in campaign photo

NEW YORK

NY Times: Spitzer Plans Cuts and Fees to Close Deficit of $4.4 Billion
NY Post: Spitzer takes a taxing u-turn
NY Post: Slicing half of Apple pie
NY Sun: Spitzer's Budget Triggers Backlash: Egan Rebuffed Over Tuition Tax Deduction
NY Times: More Aid for City Schools, but Less Than Promised
NY Sun: Editorial: Spitzer's Commitment
NYT/City Room: Race Tightens in New York for G.O.P. Candidates
AP: Neumeister: Judge: NYC Can't Use Secret Arguments

NY Sun: Bloomberg on Market Crisis: Look Outward: Immigration Called a Key to Growth
NY Times: Bloomberg Aides Schedule Is Revealed, Up to a Point
NY Daily News: Mayor Bloomberg-for-President chief met with 3rd-party folks last year

MAINE



Kennebec Journal: Baldacci sets aside Reagan day

MARYLAND

WaPo: A Great Debate About Giving the Great Communicator His Day

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Democrats Savor New Majority Status: Leadership Pledges to Take Centrist Route
WaPo: Richmond Digest: House Rules Committee Passes on Climate Change Commission

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Doubts over health plan grow
LAT/Gray Davis: California needs a 'rainy day' fund

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January 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Reuters: McCain takes campaign to Florida
AP/Babington: Huckabee Trims Costs, Press Travel
NY Times: Romney Waxes Lyrical at a Holiday Parade in Florida
Newsday: Giuliani blames 'a competitive race' for fading lead
WaPo: Will Thompson Roll the Closing Credits?

American Spectator: The Coming Conservative Platform Fight
NY Sun: Delegate Tallies Depend on Who's Counting
Wall Street Journal: Misfire at Justice: Bush Solicitor General botches a gun rights case
The Hill: Attorneys probe deepens

NY: NY Sun: D'Amato, State Republicans May Shift Allegiance to McCain
NJ: CQ Politics: GOP Contest for New Jersey Open Seat Fueled by County Feud
OH: AP/McCarthy: Election chief finds surprises in first year
AL: AP/Rawls: State GOP aims to claim majority party status in 2010
AZ:
CQ Politics: Arizona Congressional Races Heating Up

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Reuters: McCain takes campaign to Florida
NY Times: A Scramble Across Florida as Republicans Square Off
LA Times: It's all Florida, all the time now for GOP
EJ Dionne: Crunch Time for McCain
Wall Street Journal/Stephens: American Honor
Wall Street Journal/Fred Barnes: New McCain must convince the Right
Washington Times: Editorial: Are the stages set?
NRO: Weird Florida Polls
Swamp: McCain: Wash Chuck Norris's mouth out with soap
Southern Political Report: Is it McCain or bust for the Florida GOP primary?
The Hill: McCain gets by with a little help from his Senate friends
Politico: Hollywood GOP lines up for McCain, Giuliani
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Think They Beat Rush with McCain Win in South Carolina



AP/Babington: Huckabee Trims Costs, Press Travel
American Spectator: Huckabee Broke
Swamp: Huckabee sheds his media entourage
WaPo: Candidates Face Big Primaries With Smaller War Chests
AP/Babington: Huckabee Gains Black Support



NY Times: Romney Waxes Lyrical at a Holiday Parade in Florida
Boston Globe: Romney seeks trail to blaze
American Spectator: Mitt's Premature Obits
Oshkosh NW: Rep. Petri endorses GOP presidential hopeful Romney



Newsday: Giuliani blames 'a competitive race' for fading lead
Real Clear Politics: The Case for Rudy Giuliani
Newsday: Giuliani's lead in New York diminishes
Newsday: Poll: Giuliani trails McCain in NY
NY Daily News: Giuliani trails John McCain among likely GOP primary voters in N.Y. - poll
NY Post: Yank a hit for Rudy



WaPo: Will Thompson Roll the Closing Credits?
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Thompson silent on campaign future
WKRN: Will Fred Thompson Stay In White House Race?
Townhall: A Thompson Candidacy Helps McCain
NY Post: D'Amato dumps Fred for McCain

THIRD PARTY?

Reuters: Nader to decide soon on possible presidential run

NATIONAL

American Spectator: The Coming Conservative Platform Fight
NY Sun: Delegate Tallies Depend on Who's Counting
Wall Street Journal: GOP Can Revive Curbed Enthusiasm
The Hill: GOP finds recruits to challenge freshman Dems in blue districts
Human Events/Babbin: House GOP Prepares One-Two Punch on Earmarks
Rush Limbaugh: Who Wants to Redefine Conservatism and Who Doesn't?

Wall Street Journal: Misfire at Justice: Bush Solicitor General botches a gun rights case
Human Events: Bush Administration Wrong on Guns

Wall Street Journal: Bush's Stimulus Flop

The Hill: Attorneys probe deepens

Washington Times: Voter ID rule finds support

The Hill: Lobbyists dont expect a quiet year

NYT/David Brooks: The Voters Revolt
NY Times: Earmarks Seen Likely to Continue

NEW YORK

NY Sun: D'Amato, State Republicans May Shift Allegiance to McCain
NY Sun: Governor To Deliver Budget Today
NY Post: Gov budget is $oaring
NY Post: Gov low man on totem poll
AP/Gormley: Poll: Spitzer `turning corner' just in time for budget proposal
Newsday: Spitzer to urge smaller hike of school-tax rebate
Newsday: LI Republicans press Spitzer for more school aid
Newsday: OpEd: Get pols out of power in picking judges
NY Sun: Editorial: Hotel Bruno

NEW JERSEY

CQ Politics: GOP Contest for New Jersey Open Seat Fueled by County Feud
AP/Hester: Senators look for residents to come talk about tolls

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: State's U.S. House seats don't flip parties easily

OHIO

AP/McCarthy: Election chief finds surprises in first year

ALABAMA

AP/Rawls: State GOP aims to claim majority party status in 2010

ARIZONA

CQ Politics: Arizona Congressional Races Heating Up

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