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January 14, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Moves Into Lead: Giuliani Falls to 4th in National Poll
Charlotte Observer: Huckabee uses his bully pulpit in S.C.
Sun-Sentinel: Giuliani targets Hispanics on South Florida visit
Boston Globe: Romney dismisses idea of quitting if he loses race in Mich.
Newsday: Alfonse D'Amato and Co. rooting for Fred Thompson
Concord Monitor: Paul supporters 'freak out' town clerk

David Limbaugh: Conservatism's identity crisis
Human Events/Babbin: Presidential Politics Must Defy Political Correctness
NY Sun/Kudlow: What Republicans Want Now

Washington Times: Congressional analysts predict impotent 2nd session

LA: Shreveport Times: Jindal takes office as governor today
MI: CQ Politics: Tight Three-Way Race in Michigan Presidential Primary
SC: The State: Republican campaigns | S.C. 'salesmen' on the trail
NY: Albany Times-Union: Challenges of 2008 exacerbated by chill at Capitol
MA: Boston Globe: Ogonowski calls Kerry out of touch with public: May seek Senate seat
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Early voting starts Monday; big turnout expected for Jan. 29 primary

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




WaPo: McCain Moves Into Lead: Giuliani Falls to 4th in National Poll
Reuters: McCain leads Romney in Michigan
WaPo: McCain Faces Payback From Old GOP Foes
WaPo: The Annoyed, the Angry and the Furious
Robert Novak: On Taxes, Less-Than-Straight Talk
WaPo: Who's Backing Whom?
AP: Poll: McCain Rising
AP/Sidoti: Independents Help McCain in Michigan
Detroit News: Former MI Gov. Milliken supports McCain's bid
Palm Beach Post: Guiliani seeks 'prayers' at church appearance
Swamp: McCain revs up Michigan attack on Romney
Detroit News: McCain: Romney lacks experience in national security issues
Washington Times: McCain, Romney make a stand in Michigan
NY Magazine: McCain Back to the Front: Mainstream GOP mayfinallyneed him
RCP: Conservative Leaders May Trip Up McCain
Politico: McCain vs. Huck: A S.C. civil war
Washington Times: Editorial: Sen. McCain and illegal immigration
ABC/WaPo Poll: McCain 28% Huckabee 20% Romney 19% Giuliani 15% Thompson 8%
CBS/NYT Poll: McCain 33% Huckabee 18% Giuliani 10% Romney 8% Thompson 8%
Townhall: McCain's National Lead
NY Times: G.O.P. Voters, in Big Shift, Favor McCain Over His Rivals
NY Times: Fluidity in G.O.P. Race



Charlotte Observer: Huckabee uses his bully pulpit in S.C.
AP/Quaid: Huckabee Eschews Politics for Preaching
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Can Huckabee Broaden Appeal?
Human Events: Michigan Romney Backer Switches to Huckabee



Sun-Sentinel: Giuliani targets Hispanics on South Florida visit
Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani kicks off tour across state
NY Post: Rudy: Florida strategy will win
AP/Kugler: Giuliani Turns to Prayer in Florida
Bloomberg: Giuliani Says Florida Voters Are `Critical' to Race
Newsday: Giuliani falls to fourth place in national poll
NY Daily News: Squeegeeing for Rudy Giuliani



Boston Globe: Romney dismisses idea of quitting if he loses race in Mich.
NY Times: Romney Embraces His Michigan Roots
Boston Herald: Romney putting pedal to metal in Mich.
McClatchy: Romney counting on roots: He hopes background in Michigan will help him
Detroit Free Press: Romney stays positive at Southfield stop
AP/Johnson: Romney Pledges to Do Most for Michigan
Politico: Mitt pins hopes on home state to save him
Politico: Mitt-Huck brawl blazes
Toledo Blade: Romney hammers on economy; McCain fields tough questions
Townhall/Medved: Who's the weakest for the GOP?
American Spectator: Mitt's Mythical "Mass. Miracle"
American Spectator: Innovation Nation: That's what Romney's selling
Salt Lake Tribune: Remembering when candidate Romney was Bishop Romney



Newsday: Alfonse D'Amato and Co. rooting for Fred Thompson
CNN: Thompson toughens tactics on the campaign trail



Concord Monitor: Paul supporters 'freak out' town clerk

NATIONAL

NY Times: Mail-In Voters Become the Latest Prize
NY Sun: Electoral Quirks Are Poser in Nominating Process

David Limbaugh: Conservatism's identity crisis
Human Events/Babbin: Presidential Politics Must Defy Political Correctness
NY Sun/Kudlow: What Republicans Want Now
American Spectator: Creative Destruction in the GOP
American Spectator: Right Frum the Beginning

Washington Times: Congressional analysts predict impotent 2nd session
WaPo: House Democrats Target Bolten, Miers
WaPo: Lawmakers, Bush Face Test Over Economy: Parties Agree on Need For Quick Fix

The Hill: Capitol Hill websites fail to make grade

MICHIGAN

CQ Politics: Tight Three-Way Race in Michigan Presidential Primary
Detroit News: Primary battle focuses on plight of auto industry
USA Today: Jobs a top concern in Michigan
LA Times: Republican eyes on Michigan primary
NY Times: In Many Venues, Economy Will Take Center Stage
AP: A Profile of Michigan

SOUTH CAROLINA

The State: Republican campaigns | S.C. 'salesmen' on the trail
NY Times: Republican Indecision in South Carolina
AP/Adcox: SC Faithful Still Seeking GOP Candidate
Human Events: South Carolina Will Narrow the Field

NEW YORK

Albany Times-Union: Challenges of 2008 exacerbated by chill at Capitol
NY Sun: Cuomo Stands Alone on 2nd Amendment
NY Daily News: Spitzer pitches affordable housing plan
Newsday: New York state lawmakers offer legislation to protect authors
AP: Schumer Pushes for Economic Stimulus
Ithaca Journal: Presidential poll: McCain and Giuliani lead in N.Y.

ILLINOIS

AP/Bellandi: GOP Seek to Hold Ill. Congressional Seat

MARYLAND

WaPo: Editorial: Maryland's superintendent deserves credit for well-regarded schools

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Streetcar Plan Has Money and Desire: Funding Approved for N.Va. Network

NEW JERSEY

American Spectator: The Jersey Boys: Why the misinformation about John Ashcroft?
AP/Hester: NJ Gov. Signs Popular Vote Measure

LOUISIANA




Shreveport Times: Jindal takes office as governor today
NY Times: Louisiana Prepares to Swear in New Governor
AP/Burdeau: Throngs of Sick Seek Better Times in La.
CQ Politics: Louisiana has a new Governor, Let the Politicking Begin

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Ogonowski calls Kerry out of touch with public: May seek Senate seat

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Gov. talks like FDR, but walks more like Scrooge

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Early voting starts Monday; big turnout expected for Jan. 29 primary

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: In Mississippi, the Political Hits Just Keep on Coming

ALABAMA

Montgomery Advertiser: Editorial: Senator's party switch raises issues

OHIO

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Much work remains before Ohio's primary March 4

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Can Perry work magic in primary?

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January 13, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

St. Petersburg Times: McCain's momentum grows toward Florida
WaPo: Huckabee: Evangelical Christians Now Have a Chance to Lead GOP
Newsday: Rudy kicks off Florida campaign to packed crowds
Detroit News: Romney, McCain duel for lead in Michigan GOP primary race
Savannah MN: GOP White House hopeful Fred Thompson 'drawing a line' in S.C.
San Diego Union Tribune: Duncan Hunter: Staying in the hunt

LA Times: Belt-tightening times for GOP campaigns
George Will: A GOP Numbers Crunch
Jonah Goldberg: Cloudy Fortunes For Conservatism

MI: Detroit News: Michigan GOP voters still waiting to be moved
NY: NY Times: Spitzer and Family Help Pay Supporter’s Campaign Debts
MD: Baltimore Sun: Maryland primaries could matter after all
VA: WaPo: GOP Says Governor's Agenda Clashes With Bipartisan Plea
TX: NY Times: In Texas, Weighing Life With a Border Fence
CA: SF Chronicle: Governor's budget aims to curb spending mandates
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Voters can cast ballots beginning Monday
KY: Louisville Courier Journal: McConnell tailors ads to markets

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




St. Petersburg Times: McCain's momentum grows toward Florida
The State: Editorial: John McCain clearly the best in GOP primary
AP: Largest paper in SC eEndorses McCain
NY Times: McCain and Romney Tangle Over Job Losses in Michigan
AP: Poll: Mich. Race Is Between McCain, Romney
Bloomberg: McCain Leads Romney in Michigan, Huckabee Is Third, Poll Finds
Toledo Blade: In Michigan: GOP rivals try to rattle McCain's roll
Newsday: Military members watching presidential campaigns
Minnesota Public Radio: Pawlenty rides the Straight Talk Express
Bradenton Herald: The Republican: John McCain
NY Post: John's kid is a hot McBabe



WaPo: Huckabee: Evangelical Christians Now Have a Chance to Lead GOP
NY Times: Huckabee Splits Young Evangelicals and Old Guard
The State: Huckabee tries to make his case in Columbia
AP/Quaid: Huckabee and Thompson Trade Barbs
Swamp: Huckabee: Candidacy more cause than campaign
Dayton Daily News: Huckabee's early success buoys Dayton group
Politico: Huckabuzz
Chicago Tribune: Huckabee calls himself a threat to GOP elites



Newsday: Rudy kicks off Florida campaign to packed crowds
LA Times: Giuliani puts most of his eggs in the Florida basket
AP/Farrington: Giuliani says Sept. 11 is a reason why he supports insurance fund
NY Post: Rudy's hope as Mr. Sunshine
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani campaign pleas for money as coffers are drying up in Florida
American Thinker: Rudy Giuliani Should Be GOP Nominee
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Giuliani wins straw poll at Northeast Ohio GOP conference
McClatchy: Giuliani makes another splash in Florida



Washington Times: Right eyes Romney rebound
Politico: Romney leads McCain in Michigan poll
Detroit Free Press: Romney is top choice for GOP in Tuesday primary, poll shows
Detroit News: Romney, McCain duel for lead in Michigan GOP primary race
NY Daily News: Mitt Romney pushing to win Michigan
The Hill: Romney attacks McCain on the economy
Boston Globe: Romney name's faded familiarity: In Michigan, vague affection for the father
AP: Romney Meets His First-Grade Teacher
Newsday: Economy playing growing role for candidates
Newsday: Editorial: Editorial: 'It's the economy, stupid'
David Broder: The Vote A Son Didn't Get
Swamp: In 'Cereal City,' Romney won't let himself be toast
Deseret Morning News: 62% say Mitt's still in race
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Will Michigan be Romney's last stand?



Savannah MN: GOP White House hopeful Fred Thompson 'drawing a line' in S.C.
Beaufort Gazette: Republican Fred Thompson courts Lady's Island
AP/Davenport: Thompson says radio natural fit for him
AP/Davenport: Thompson keeps up Huckabee criticism
Charlotte Observer: Thompson has the buzz, but did he get it in time?
McClatchy: Family runs deep in Thompson's political life



Union Leader: John Stossel: Ron Paul says live and let live

San Diego Union Tribune: Duncan Hunter: Staying in the hunt

NATIONAL

LA Times: Belt-tightening times for GOP campaigns

George Will: A GOP Numbers Crunch
Jonah Goldberg: Cloudy Fortunes For Conservatism
Las Vegas Journal-Review: J.C. Watts: Front-runners shaking things up

NY Times: Prosecutor Who Unraveled Corruption in Boston Turns to C.I.A. Tape Case
WaPo: Justice Dept. Critical Of Appellate Ruling On D.C. Handgun Ban
American Thinker: Appeals Court Dismisses Guantanamo Suit

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan GOP voters still waiting to be moved
Detroit News: White, pro-life Protestants likely to dominate Michigan GOP primary
Washington Times: In Michigan, candidates focus on economic woes
NY Times: Michigan Voters Wary of Revitalization Talk
AP/Johnson: Republican Candidates Stump in Michigan
WaPo: In Michigan, a Frustrated GOP Supporter Hedges His Bets
Telegraph UK: Republicans battle for workers' hearts
ABC News: Markos Urges Michigan Mischief

NEW YORK

NY Times: Spitzer and Family Help Pay Supporters Campaign Debts
AP/Gormley: Spitzer takes taboo route to cut property taxes
Newsday: Cuomo taking Tankleff case has precedents
Newsday: Costly stopgap looms in voting-machine changeover
NY Post: Bloomy's 'running' tab

MARYLAND


Baltimore Sun: Maryland primaries could matter after all
WaPo: Top Democrats Make Hay of Judge's Opinion in GOP Lawsuit

VIRGINIA

WaPo: GOP Says Governor's Agenda Clashes With Bipartisan Plea
WaPo: Editorial: Clear the Norfolk 4: Gov. Kaine should intervene on behalf of the sailors

CONNECTICUT

NY Times: Rell Reveals Plan to Improve Parole System

TEXAS

NY Times: In Texas, Weighing Life With a Border Fence

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Governor's budget aims to curb spending mandates
LA Times: State's budget crisis curtails legislators' agendas
LA Times: Just another shade of Gray

NEW JERSEY

Cherry Hill Courier Post: N.J. primary date swap may backfire
Press of Atlantic City: Whitman pushes moderation, bipartisanship

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Voters can cast ballots beginning Monday
Orlando Sentinel: Florida legislators line up cuts amid worsening economic news
Orlando Sentinel: Our U.S. Reps. are not bad at filling up your mailbox
Florida Times-Union: With or without delegates, Florida's voice will be heard
Miami Herald: Florida still critical for Democrats

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier Journal: McConnell tailors ads to markets

MINNESOTA

Bemidji Pioneer: Minnesota part of presidential race

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: McCrory for governor? Here's what he must do

PENNSYLVANIA

GoErie: Pennsylvania's primary might actually matter

LOUISIANA

KALB-TV: Jindal Relies on Close Inner Circle
Houston Chronicle: Family backed Jindal's switch to Catholicism

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: The Mis-Education of Deval Patrick

MISSISSIPPI

Natchez Democrat: What will define Barbours term?

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January 12, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

CNN: Poll: New Hampshire win rockets McCain to front-runner status
CNN: Huckabee sows seeds to steal Michigan from Romney
NY Times: Top Giuliani Aides Forgo Salaries to Help Big Push
Fox: Liberal Web Site Urges Democrats to Stir Mischief by Voting Romney in Michigan
Politico: Fred raises big cash since debate, goes back on air
Captain's Quarters: In 1996, Ron Paul wasn't issuing denials

Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Push McCain, Huckabee; Aim to Disqualify Fred, Mitt, Rudy

Captain's Quarters: Flake wants a seat on Appropriations

Rush Limbaugh: Rush's NFL Playoff Predictions

MI: WaPo: Michigan Primary: MI GOP Chairman available online Monday
SC: The State: Candidates focus on economy
NY: NY Times: Citing Drop in Inmate Population, Spitzer Plans to Close Four Prisons Upstate
CA: Contra Costa Times: California GOP primary beginning to look like a barnburner
CA: IHT: California wants to control home thermostats
TX: Houston Chronicle: Hutchison on defensive over border fence amendment
NC: Charlotte Observer: Poll: McCrory leads in GOP governor race
MD: CQ Politics: Gingrich Helps Out at Fundraiser for Embattled Gilchrest

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




CNN: Poll: New Hampshire win rockets McCain to front-runner status
Rush Limbaugh: It's Time to Engage Senator McCain
AP: CNN Poll: McCain Leads Nationally
AP: McCain Ad Touts Editorial Endorsements
YouTube: Video: TV Ad: Michigan Endorsed
Power Line: Reading John McCain, part 2
Captain's Quarters: McCain Surges
NRO: The Real McCain Record: Obstacles in the way of conservative support
HNN: Tom DeLay Slams GOP Presidential Hopeful John McCain
Star-Gazette: McCain pulls close to Giuliani in N.Y. poll



CNN: Huckabee sows seeds to steal Michigan from Romney
Dayton Daily News: Huckabee sings Michigan's praises
Wall Street Journal: Huckabee's Blue-Collar Bid
Chicago Tribune: Huckabee ups effort in Michigan
WaPo: 'Huckabee' Plan Forgot Something: Attribution
Bloomberg: Huckabee May Ride Grassroots Evangelical Wave in South Carolina
THV: Huckabee Says He'll Support Trade, But Wants Equity
Politico: Conservative columnist joins Huckabee
The Hill: Huckabee, Thompson compete over Reagan
LA Times: Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson and the Gipper
AP/Quaid: Analysis: Huckabee, Thompson Drop Gloves



NY Times: Top Giuliani Aides Forgo Salaries to Help Big Push
WaPo: Giuliani's Florida Gamble: Aides Forgo Salaries Amid Waiting Game
Newsday: Despite signs, Giuliani says he has campaign cash
NY Post: Rudy running on fume$
LA Times: Giuliani is feeling the squeeze
NY Daily News: No pay for Giuliani campaign workers
St. Petersburg Times: Giuliani bets all on Florida
Weekly Standard: The Giuliani Implosion: From frontrunner to also-ran in eight weeks
Detroit Free Press: Giuliani skips Michigan to focus on getting delegates



AP: Romney Ad Says Michigan Race 'Personal'
YouTube: Video: "Pride Of America"
AP/Johnson: Small Crowd Greets Romney in Michigan
Detroit Free Press: I'll be Michigan's partner in Washington, Romney says
Detroit Free Press: Romney triumphs in Ottawa County straw poll
AP/Woodward: Romney's 6-Figure 'Middle Class'
WZZM-TV: Grand Rapids Press endorses Romney in Michigan GOP Primary
Boston Globe: Romney looks homeward to win: Tries to ensure connection in native Mich.
NYT/Collins: The Battle of the Mitts
Fox: Liberal Web Site Urges Democrats to Stir Mischief by Voting Romney in Michigan



Politico: Fred raises big cash since debate, goes back on air
YouTube: Video: Fred Thompson TV Ad: "Substance"
NY Times: A Combative Thompson Sways Voters
THV: Thompson, In Critical SC Contest, Keeps Up Criticism Of Huckabee
Fox: Fred Thompson Looks for a Bounce in South Carolina, on Heels of Debate
Slate: Fred's Fired Up: In what may be his last debate, Thompson comes alive
Arizona Daily Star: Life's surprises led Thompson to candidate role
Myrtle Beach: Thompson's MB performance enlivens support



Phoenix Business Journal: Ron Paul wins Arizona straw poll of young professionals
Captain's Quarters: In 1996, Ron Paul wasn't issuing denials

NATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Push McCain, Huckabee; Aim to Disqualify Fred, Mitt, Rudy

NY Times: Bush and Congress Seen Pushing for Stimulus Plan
NY Times: With Economy Slowing, All Speeches Are Turning to It
AP/Fram: AP Poll: Economy Ties War As Top Issue
NY Times: Law Makes Debt Relief Harder for Homeowners
Economist: The Republican crack-up

Captain's Quarters: Flake wants a seat on Appropriations
RedState: The Road to Recovery Begins with Jeff Flake on Appropriations

WaPo: ID Plan Is Broadly Criticized: Bipartisan Objections Cite Security, Costs and Privacy
Washington Times: Chertoff pushes states for air IDs

Victor Davis Hanson: Messy politics of illegals
American Thinker: Immigration: A Modest Proposal
Boston Globe: Deportees with no criminal past grow

LA Times: The FEC is MIA
CQ Politics: Senate Confirmation Hearing Set on Agriculture Nominee
CQ Politics: Rep. Berman Likely to Succeed Lantos as Foreign Affairs Chairman
The Hill: 'Millionaires Amendment' earns challenge

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

Rush Limbaugh: Rush's NFL Playoff Predictions

MICHIGAN



WaPo: Michigan Primary: State of the GOP Race: MI GOP Chairman available online Monday
Detroit Free Press: GOP hopefuls spar over who can best lift state
AP/Espo: Analysis: GOP Balancing Act in Michigan
AP: Delegate selection process to go forward, despite party threats
Atlantic/Ambinder: Shenanigans In Michigan

SOUTH CAROLINA

Myrtle Beach: Minuteman speakers blast Graham's immigration stance
The State: Candidates focus on economy
AP/Sidoti: GOP Rivals Back Tax, Spending Cuts in SC
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Every Republican for Himself

NEW YORK

NY Times: Citing Drop in Inmate Population, Spitzer Plans to Close Four Prisons Upstate
Newsday: Spitzer closing one prison, three inmate camps
AP/Gormley: Spitzer: More troopers in cities, more criminals in DNA database
Newsday: Spitzer's speech sparse on government reform
CQ Politics: Supreme Court to Decide on Millionaires: Jack Davis

VIRGINIA


AP/Barisic: Robertson Considers Bid For Norfolk Newspaper

NEW JERSEY

Asbury Park Press: Is Corzine angling for a return to Washington?
Newsday: Sabrin jumps in to U.S. Senate contest
AP/Hester: Corzine hits road to pitch hiking tolls to fix state finances

CALIFORNIA

Contra Costa Times: California GOP primary beginning to look like a barnburner
IHT: California wants to control home thermostats
AP/Kurtzman: Analysis: Calif. Budget Mess Is Back

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AP: N.H. to recount primary votes at request of minor candidates

TEXAS

Fox/Houston: Republican Party Continues Push for Rosenthal Resignation
Houston Chronicle: Black leaders urge Rosenthal to step down
Houston Chronicle: Hutchison on defensive over border fence amendment
Dallas MN: Democratic Senate hopefuls commit a few rhetorical blunders on campaign trail

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: Patrick moves to reform criminal records law

NORTH CAROLINA



Charlotte Observer: Poll: McCrory leads in GOP governor race

MARYLAND

CQ Politics: Gingrich Helps Out at Fundraiser for Embattled Gilchrest
Examiner: Battle for Gilchrest's post heats up

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Tax fight drawing big bucks
Orlando Sentinel: Candidates tap supporters to lead push in Florida

MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi Sun Herald: Three qualify to run for Lott's seat

KANSAS

Kansas City Star: Kansas House GOP leaders set 08 agenda

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January 11, 2008



TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NY Times: Exchanges in Latest Debate Highlight a New Dynamic in the Republican Field
Minneapolis Star Tribune: GOP leader gets flak for endorsing Huckabee
Wall Street Journal: Debate Tests McCain's New Status
Sun-Sentinel: Giuliani in West Palm as GOP hopefuls head to Fla.
Detroit News: Romney attacks McCain's Mich. 'pessimism'
The Hill: Thompson comes out swinging in South Carolina
WaPo: Editorial: Ron Paul's Appeal: Grass-roots phenomenon, and the strange ideology

Rush Limbaugh: Will Democrats and Independents Decide the GOP Nomination?
Michael Reagan: A Party Turned Upside-Down

Fox News SC Poll: McCain 25% Huckabee 18% Romney 17% Thompson 9% Giuliani 5%
Rasmussen SC Poll: McCain 27% Huckabee 24% Romney 16% Thompson 12% Giuliani 6%

CA: WaPo: GOP Congressman Tied To Abramoff Will Retire: Still Under Investigation
MI: Michigan Daily: GOP candidates turn to Michigan
NJ: American Spectator: New Jersey politics is even weirder than you thought
NC: AP/Salter: Americans still moving to N.C. at highest rate
SC: Boston Globe: S.C. a battleground for GOP core constituency

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN


NY Times: Exchanges in Latest Debate Highlight a New Dynamic in the Republican Field
WaPo: Hopefuls Clash in Debate as 1st Southern Primary Nears
Weekly Standard: Kristol: Debate Awards
Fox: Foreign Policy, Recession-Proofing the U.S. Dominate GOP Debate in South Carolina
Boston Globe: At S.C. debate, six Republican candidates play nice
LA Times: Republican debaters aim answers at next states
NY Sun: Republicans Scatter Fire in Fox News Debate
NY Daily News: Southern discomfort after GOP debate
Washington Times: GOP candidates trade barbs
Newsday: GOP hopefuls go toe-to-toe
AP/Sidoti: GOP Rivals Back Tax, Spending Cuts in SC
WaPo: Economy Slumps To the Top of the Campaign Agenda
Reuters: Recession fears looming larger over White House race
Reuters: Republicans Leap to Show Resolve Against Iran
AP: Every Republican for Himself at Debate
AP: Quotes From the Republican Debate
LA Times: Transcript of Republican Presidential Debate on Fox News Channel



Minneapolis Star Tribune: GOP leader gets flak for endorsing Huckabee
Detroit News: Huckabee: Government policies should help all
AP/Gorski: Huckabee Aims for Evangelicals in SC
Bloomberg: Huckabee May Ride Grassroots Evangelical Wave in South Carolina
Fox: Huckabees Home Field Advantage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: Huckabee's tax a bad idea
Detroit Free Press: Huckabee's years as governor may offer insight
Politico: Huckabee's Novo connection
Chicago Daily Herald: Credit Huckabee for up-front approach
Detroit News: O'Connor: Fair Tax sounds like hocus-pocus
Townhall: Huckabee Not Winning Friends And Influencing People



Wall Street Journal: Debate Tests McCain's New Status
Time: McCain's Independent Streak
AP/Sidoti: McCain Seeks Second-Shot Win in S.C.
AP: Poll: McCain Ahead in South Carolina
Politico: McCain loan could violate donor privacy
Tucson Citizen: Kyl, McCain want guns allowed in nat'l parks
Fox News SC Poll: McCain 25% Huckabee 18% Romney 17% Thompson 9% Giuliani 5%
Rasmussen SC Poll: McCain 27% Huckabee 24% Romney 16% Thompson 12% Giuliani 6%



Sun-Sentinel: Giuliani in West Palm as GOP hopefuls head to Fla.
NY Post: Rudy proposes a massive tax break
AP: Giuliani Seeks Attention of Fla. Voters
SF Chronicle: Giuliani camp finds the GOP race right where he wants it
Boston Globe: Giuliani banks on winning in Florida
YouTube: Video: Rudy Giuliani Television Ad, "Super Bowl"
WaPo: Giuliani vs. the Talking Heads
Newsday: Baseball fan Rudy Giuliani flubs Barry Bonds reference
American Spectator: Can Giuliani's judicial conservatism carry the pro-life vote?
NY Observer: It's All Gone Wrong for Rudy
Human Events: Rudy's Tax Plan Offers Hope



Detroit News: Romney attacks McCain's Mich. 'pessimism'
Detroit Free Press: Romney pledges to fight for Michigan jobs during debate
Toledo Blade: Michigan could make or break Romney's presidential bid
Reuters: Romney attacks McCain at Republican debate
AP/Johnson: Analysis: Romney Focuses on Michigan
CNN: Romney banks on Michigan for much-needed win
Jackson Citizen Patriot: Mitt Romney: NCLB racial subgroups too narrow
Washington Times: Editorial: Romney and his money II



The Hill: Thompson comes out swinging in South Carolina
Bloomberg: Thompson Accuses Huckabee of Abandoning Republican Principles
MSNBC: Post-debate first take: Fred's not dead...
LA Times: Fred Thompson shows some life
Moderate Voice: Thompson Shines In South Carolina Republican Debate
Human Events: Endorses Fred Thompson



WaPo: Editorial: Ron Paul's Appeal: Grass-roots phenomenon, and the strange ideology
World Net Daily: Embrace your immigration ad, Dr. Paul

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Newsday: Profiles of 2008 presidential candidates
Armstrong Williams: Presidential Race Review

NATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh: Will Democrats and Independents Decide the GOP Nomination?
Michael Reagan: A Party Turned Upside-Down

Best of the Web/James Taranto: Damsel in Distress
Charles Krauthammer: Clinton: A Sneer, a Tear, a Comeback
Peggy Noonan: Who's Crying Now?
American Thinker: Female Voters Give Themselves a Bad Name
Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Back Up Rush's Take on Hillary's Tears and Women Voters

David Brooks: Middle-Class Capitalists
NY Times: Editorial: Homeland Security on the Hustings

Politico: 'Abramoff effect' keeps hammering Republicans
WP/Gerson: The Party of Ideas Needs Some

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: NY's Cuomo subpoenas Intel over competition questions

NY Sun: Spitzer Sets Strategy of Consensus
AP/Gormley: Spitzer, industry pushing for more power plants to spur jobs
Newsday: Spitzer's speech sparse on government reform
NY Times: Teachers Union Is Leery of Effort to Limit Taxes
AP/Virtanen: DEC commissioner says state will keep paying property taxes

AP/Kugler: Backlash for Bloomberg over presidential buzz
WaPo: Bloomberg (and Company?) in the Wings
NY Times: Calls Grow for Bloomberg to Make Up His Mind
NY Sun: Bloomberg for No. 2 Spot Is Tempting for Some
NY Daily News: Two from presidential reform group quit to draft Mayor Bloomberg for 2008
Wall Street Journal: Unity08: Splitting Up Over Bloomberg?
NY Sun: Bloomberg Is Deposed in Guns Case

TEXAS

AP/Peterson: Texas AG Investigating DA's E-Mails

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Calif. lawmaker won't seek reelection
NY Times: Congressman in Inquiry on Lobbying Will Retire
WaPo: GOP Congressman Tied To Abramoff Will Retire: Still Under Investigation
SF Chronicle: California Rep. Doolittle announces retirement from Congress
The Hill: Doolittle says he will not seek reelection
AP/Werner: Rep. Doolittle to Retire From Congress

NY Times: Schwarzeneggers Budget Includes 10% Cuts
LA Times: Ambition, reality at odds in gov.'s budget
AP/Davis: Calif. Governor Proposes Deep Cuts
LA Times: Taking off the budget blinders, finally

MARYLAND

WaPo: GOP Suit Challenging Tax Hikes Dismissed
WaPo: Domestic Partnership Definition Is Criticized

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Mental Health and Immigration Among Priorities

MICHIGAN

Michigan Daily: GOP candidates turn to Michigan
Enquirer: Brownback in town to stump for McCain
Detroit Free Press: Michigan group campaigns for no one
NY Sun: Opinion: Manipulated in Michigan
Guardian UK: Republicans focus on economy in battle for Michigan
Detroit News: Mich. Right to Life backs no one

NEW JERSEY

American Spectator: New Jersey politics is even weirder than you thought

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Salter: Americans still moving to N.C. at highest rate

SOUTH CAROLINA

Boston Globe: S.C. a battleground for GOP core constituency
Charlotte Observer: Who can out-Reagan the rest?
Chicago Tribune: Republicans battle for Reagan legacy

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Patrick mulls new tack on immigrant tuition

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January 10, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: South Carolina Primary Will Be a 'Turning Point,' Huckabee Says
Robert Novak: McCain shreds Romney's plan, is likely nominee
WSJ/John McCain & Joe Lieberman: The Surge Worked
Miami Herald: Giuliani promises massive tax cut
LA Times: Romney halts TV ads in S. Carolina, Florida
Ledger: Thompson Hopes for Big Surge in the South
NY Times: 2nd Finish in Fifth Fails to Dim Paul’s Hopes

WSJ/Karl Rove: Why Hillary Won
Rush Limbaugh: Why Mrs. Clinton's Tears Worked
Michele Malkin: 'Comeback' contretemps

NYT/Greenhouse: Justices Indicate They May Uphold Voter ID Rules

Ann Coulter: John Vincent Coulter, R.I.P.

FL: St. Pete Times: Florida voters retain clout: State will set the table for Super Tuesday
FL: Miami Herald: Florida's immigrant inmates may be deported
LA: The Hill: Landrieu fights back against bribery charge
NY: NY Post: Spitzer goes from rumble to humble
TX: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: District attorney won't resign in e-mail flap
CA: LA Times: Deep cuts, closures across the state at heart of budget plan

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




WaPo: South Carolina Primary Will Be a 'Turning Point,' Huckabee Says
Swamp: Huckabee arrives in SC
CNS News: Huckabee, Thompson Face Tough Ground in SC
AP: Huckabee Seeks Another 'Colbert Bump'
Reuters: Republican Mike Huckabee Defends His Foreign Policy
WSJ: Mike Huckabee's New Deal: More God, More Government
Human Events: Key Huckabee Backer in Michigan Is Obama Man
Life News: Montana Pro-Life Group Endorses Mike Huckabee



Robert Novak: McCain shreds Romney's plan, is likely nominee
WSJ/John McCain & Joe Lieberman: The Surge Worked
Washington Times: Tax cutter cuts a choice: Jack Kemp endorses McCain
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Pitch to Conservatives
NY Times: Michigan Next, G.O.P. Rivals Turn to the Economy
Detroit News: McCain vows help for MI state will be 'highest priority'
Boston Globe: McCain, Romney bank on Mich.
Swamp: McCain to Michigan: I feel your pain
American Thinker: On to Michigan
NY Daily News: John McCain up for battle in primaries
AP/Sidoti: McCain Seeks Second-Shot Win in S.C.
AP/Kuhnhenn: Analysis: McCain and Huckabee Now Rivals
LA Times: McCain faces the scene of his defeat: SC
WCBD: McCain at Citadel
Human Events: McCain Says He is Ready for Romney
Human Events: McCain Is the Amnesty Candidate
James Pinkerton: Pinkerton: In politics, expect the unexpected
WaPo: Pace Quickens in Wide-Open Races
David Broder: Granite State Grit
NY Times: Analyzing the New Hampshire Surprise
NY Sun: Opinion: How To Seal the Deal
Contentions: Iraq Is The Issue. Iraq Is The Issue. Iraq Is The Issue.
Swamp: Music and McCain: What are they thinking?
Boston Globe: Editorial: A comeback for competence
Politico: McCain raising all bucks toward Florida
Politico: A choice for those who rejected McCain
NRO: Editorial: McCain Gets His Moment
Strategic Vision: Michigan poll: McCain 29% Romney 20% Huckabee 18% Giuliani 13%



Miami Herald: Giuliani promises massive tax cut
Orlando Sentinel: Giuliani forges ahead in Florida
NRO: Do the Math: Rudy is New Hampshires real Republican winner
AP/Farrington: Giuliani Speech Delayed by Bomb Threat
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani tripped by bomb scare
Newsday: Giuliani, Romney turn their attention to Florida
NY Post: Rudy $$ man tax-rapped
NY Observer: Chris Matthews Goes After New York's Rudy Reporters
Macomb Daily: Giuliani gives up on Michigan
Laconia Citizen: Giuliani: N.H. Primary results no indicator of how he'll do elsewhere
Financial Director UK: Giuliani proposes biggest tax cut in US history



LA Times: Romney halts TV ads in S. Carolina, Florida
AP/Kuhnhenn: Romney Decides to Pull Ads in S.C., Fla.
Detroit News: Romney, McCain woo Michigan voters
Detroit News: Friendly reception marks Romney's return to 'deep roots'
AP/Hoffman: Romney Tries for Michigan Turnaround
WaPo: Romney Homes In on a Message That Will Stick
Swamp: Domino's Pizza founder delivers to Romney's door
Detroit Free Press: Tom Monaghan endorses Romney
Weekly Standard/Fred Barnes: The All-Too-Resistible Romney



Ledger: Thompson Hopes for Big Surge in the South
Laconia Citizen: Thompson heads to the South to woo voters
Politico: Thompson woos gun owners
Foster's: Thompson heads to the South to woo voters
Charlotte Observer: Politics loom large in S.C.
Beaufort Gazette: South Carolina takes political center stage
Santa Clara: Thompson: Strong values



NY Times: 2nd Finish in Fifth Fails to Dim Pauls Hopes
Foster's: Ron Paul takes his 8% N.H. showing on the road
American Thinker: What happened to Ron Paul?
Myrtle Beach: Six candidates to appear at GOP debate, including Ron Paul

THIRD PARTY?

AP/Kugler: NY Mayor Bloomberg Weighs 2008 Run
Newsday: Source: Bloomberg's millions go to political polls
NY Daily News: Poll: N.Y.ers split on Bloomberg for prez

NATIONAL

WSJ/Karl Rove: Why Hillary Won
Rush Limbaugh: Why Mrs. Clinton's Tears Worked
Michele Malkin: 'Comeback' contretemps
Swamp: Karl Rove: Americans seek ways to 'break barriers'
NYT/Collins: Hillarys Free Pass
George Will: Start of a Marathon
Michael Barone: New Hampshire Fallout
WSJ: Race Is Fluid As Vote Shifts To Big States
Rush Limbaugh: Republican Voters Search for the Candidate We Dislike the Least
Washington Times: S.C., Michigan last stand for GOP candidates
Rasmussen: What Happened to Polls In New Hampshire?

NYT/Greenhouse: Justices Indicate They May Uphold Voter ID Rules
CNN: Supreme Court appears likely to back voter ID law
McClatchy: High court appears to select sides on Voter ID
WaPo: Justices May Iron Out Compromise On Voter ID
WaPo: Editorial: A Questionable Barrier: Law requiring voters to show a photo ID
McClatchy: U.S. Supreme Court hears Indiana voter ID case
AP/Sherman: Court Seems to Back Indiana Voter ID Law
American Thinker: The Supreme Court and voter ID

New York Magazine: Rather Lawsuit Moves Forward

NY Times: Ashcroft Deal Brings Scrutiny in Justice Dept.

American Spectator: Bush's Fiscal Follies

Ann Coulter: John Vincent Coulter, R.I.P.

NEW YORK

NY Times: In Address, Spitzer Sets New Tone, for Unity
NY Post: Spitzer goes from rumble to humble
NY Sun: Spitzer Appeals for Collegiality
NY Daily News: Spitzer: From steamroller to cream puff
NY Daily News: Kinder, gentler Governor Spitzer vows cooperation at State of the State
NY Times: Niceness Campaign in Albany Gets Nowhere as G.O.P. Pouts
NY Times: Governor Doesnt Seek Tuition Rise for Colleges
NY Times: Editorial: Gov. Spitzer Tries Nice
AP/Gormley: Spitzer seeks a fresh start in second State of the State
Newsday: Spitzer text
Newsday: Spitzer gives Suozzi lead post on property tax
Newsday: New task gives Suozzi a chance to show his mettle
NY Times: Manhattan: Republican Ex-Official Sentenced
NY Times: NY City Council Passes Bill for Recycling of Plastic Bags
NY Sun: NY City Is Facing Big Hike in Property Tax
Newsday: Spitzer proposes renaming Triborough Bridge after RFK

TEXAS

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: District attorney won't resign in e-mail flap
AP/Peterson: E-Mails Put Pressure on Texas Prosecutor

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Corzine turns to old foe for help pushing toll plan
Newsday: Facts about Bob Franks, who will help push Corzine's toll plan
NY Times: Ex-Senator Wants to Pay Lawyers With Election Funds

MARYLAND

WaPo: 'Progress Is Possible,' O'Malley Tells Returning Md. Lawmakers

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Deep cuts, closures across the state at heart of budget plan
CBS5: Appeals Court Overturns San Francisco Handgun Ban
NY Times: Judges Tell San Francisco It Can Begin Health Plan
LA Times: Houston Flournoy, 78; lost '74 gov.'s race to Jerry Brown

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida voters retain clout: State will set the table for Super Tuesday
Sun-Sentinel: Republican Party of Florida says numbers vital in presidential race
Palm Beach Post: Editorial: Hellooo. We're still here
Sun-Sentinel: Republican candidates heading to Florida for primary, but not Democrats
Orlando Sentinel: GOP presidential candidates focus on Florida
Miami Herald: Florida's immigrant inmates may be deported

LOUISIANA

The Hill: Landrieu fights back against bribery charge

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Kaine to Push Background Checks at Gun Shows

IDAHO

Politico: Craig fights to have guilty plea withdrawn

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson Clarion Ledger: Miss. may play bigger role in president race

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January 9, 2008



TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Rebounds to Take N.H.
WaPo: New Hampshire Republican Party Primary Results
OpinionJournal: McCain's Mojo: He'll need more than biography to unite the GOP coalition
Washington Times: Huckabee retreats on birthright citizenship
NY Post: No front-runner leaves room for Rudy awakening
Detroit News: Romney loss heats up Michigan race
The Hill: Thompson campaign announces move to S.C., staff going to ‘reduced pay’
New Republic: Angry White Man: The bigoted past of Ron Paul

VA: WaPo: Allen Rejects Run Next Year For 2nd Term As Governor
CA: NY Times: Schwarzenegger Acts on California’s Big Deficits
MD: Delmarva Daily Times: At Republican’s request, analysis of O’Malley’s Ireland trips
ID: AP/Bakst: Craig Continues Minnesota Legal Appeal
PA: Scranton Times-Tribune: Meshoppen Republican launches campaign for House
TX: NY Times: New Investigation in Texas E-Mail Case

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN




Washington Times: Huckabee retreats on birthright citizenship
American Thinker: Huckabee's Shameless Flip Flop on Immigration (Huckabee's Denial)
Swamp: Huckabee comes in 3rd with 12 percent
AP/Kuhnhenn: Huckabee Says He's OK With Third
RCP: Huckabee Has Momentum
AP: Huckabee woos voters with coffee, conversation
NY Sun: Opinion: FairTax's Plausible Solution
American Spectator: Standing Athwart Huckabee, Yelling Stop



WaPo: McCain Rebounds to Take N.H.
YouTube: Video: John McCain Victory Speech From New Hampshire | Part 2
SF Chronicle: McCain's win in New Hampshire pumps up California's GOP primary
NRO/York: McCain: The Man Who Came Back From the Dead
WaPo: A Dramatic Second Act for the Senator From Arizona
WaPo: Polls Were Right About McCain but Missed the Call on Clinton's Primary Win
WaPo: McCain Works Like a Charm: It Feels Like '00 Again as Senator Savors His Victory
WaPo: Editorial: New Hampshire keeps the races nicely unsettled
AP/Espo: McCain Pulls Off Upset in N.H.
NY Sun: McCain Tastes Victory
NY Post: McCain reigns in GOP primary
NY Daily News: John McCain wins in New Hampshire
CBS News: McCain: "I Always Told You The Truth"
Swamp: McCain: We showed what a comeback looks like
Slate: Too Tough to Die
AP/Fram: Moderates Help McCain
Wall Street Journal: McCain Victory Built on War Experience
AP/Sidoti: McCain Savors New Hampshire Comeback
Reuters: Republican McCain on key issues
NY Times: McCain and Bushs Heirs
Sydney Morning Herald: McCain has amigos in high places
NRO: McCain is closer to the spirit of Reaganism than his critics realize
Boston Globe: Risky moves drove McCain's comeback

NY Times: McCains Victory Scrambles Field
LA Times: McCain's victory opens up the GOP race
NY Sun: Republican Contest Is Reshaped by New Hampshire Vote
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: GOP Race Gets More Scrambled
The Hill: With N.H. in the books, GOP field is muddled
Guardian UK: Republican race up for grabs after McCain victory
Newsday: McCain win will further muddle GOP field
Telegraph UK: What McCain's win means for Republican race
Boston Globe: Candidates spread thin in the push to Feb. 5
Atlanta JC: Candidates take campaigns to Michigan, S.C.

OpinionJournal: McCain's Mojo: He'll need more than biography to unite the GOP coalition
Politico: N.H. opens path to nomination for McCain
AP/Quaid: Analysis: NH Primary Could Launch McCain
WaPo: As Electoral Fortunes Rise, Fundraising Tends to Follow
AP/Frothingham: Voter Turnout in NH Sets Record



NY Post: No front-runner leaves room for Rudy awakening
AP/Ramer: Giuliani Focuses on Florida After Loss
NY Daily News: Rudy Giuliani cries '9/11' on tears
Rudy Giuliani: The Resilient Society: A blueprint for homeland security



Detroit News: Romney loss heats up Michigan race
Reuters: Romney second in New Hampshire's Republican primary
Union Leader: The Republicans: Romney and McCain waged an epic battle
Boston Globe: Romney pressing on: Sees chance to win delegates in Michigan
LA Times: Defeat in the air at Romney camp
Washington Times: Once-dead bid bests Romney
Washington Times: Editorial: Romney and his money: A glaring transparency deficiency
AP/Johnson: Romney Says He's in It for the Long Haul
Newsday: McCain's New Hampshire win spells trouble for Mitt
Boston Herald: Long haul falling short for Mitt, bank account
AP/Martin: Romney, McCain PACs donate to Michigan Republicans



The Hill: Thompson campaign announces move to S.C., staff going to reduced pay
WP/Trail: Cash-Crunched Thompson Reduces Salaries
AP: Thompson vows to 'make my stand' for a strong showing in S.C.
USA Today: Thompson 'staking an awful lot' on S.C.
MSNBC: Fred on SC and NH
AP/Davenport: GOP's Thompson in SC Instead of NH
LA Times: Fred Thompson, missing in action in N.H.
Guardian UK: Fred Thompson death watch



New Republic: Angry White Man: The bigoted past of Ron Paul

NATIONAL

John Fund: Voter-Fraud Showdown: How can anyone object to asking for ID?
ABC News: Supreme Court to Hear Voter ID Case
AP/Sherman: Court Hears Voter ID Case

LA Times: Bush signs bill to tighten gun-buyer screening
AP/Sniffen: Appeals Judges Question Safavian Ruling
The Hill: Clash brews on ethics
WaPo: FEC Reduced to Offering Advice: Without a Quorum, Rulings Are Nonbinding
The Hill: Conservative lock rule being broken

MICHIGAN

Toledo Blade: Republican hopefuls head for Michigan
NRO: Critical State: Michigans primary role

NEVADA

AP: Details for the Nevada Caucus

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: Details for the S.C. GOP Primary

NEW YORK

NY Times: Humbler Spitzer Likely to Focus on Economic Growth and Higher Education
Albany Times-Union: Spitzer to tout revenue ideas
NY Post: Spitzer banks on lottery jackpot
Newsday: Spitzer commission will study property tax caps
AP/Gormley: Spitzer proposes loan relief to add doctors in underserved areas
NY1 News: City Settles Another Lawsuit Over 2004 Republican Convention
NY Sun: Questions Arise on a Contract Of State Development Corp.
NY Times: Antiwar Groups Claim Victory in Settlement Over Great Lawn

CONNECTICUT

NY Times: Rell Urges Strengthening Connecticut Justice System
AP/Haigh: Rell, lawmakers near agreement on parole reform proposals

IDAHO

AP/Bakst: Craig Continues Minnesota Legal Appeal

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Allen Rejects Run Next Year For 2nd Term As Governor
AP/Lewis: Allen Won't Run for Va. Governor in '09
WCAV: Local Political Experts React to Allen's Decision
WaPo: Kaine Begins Session With Legacy at Stake: Governor to Outline Proposals Tonight

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: 'Wolf is back' at state budget door
NY Times: Schwarzenegger Acts on Californias Big Deficits
LA Times: Gov. urges insurance assessment to fund firefighting
AP/Kurtzman: Schwarzenegger Seeks New Budget Process
Bloomberg: Schwarzenegger Proposes Fiscal Overhaul Amid Deficit
LA Times: Houston I. Flournoy: Republican lost gov.'s race to Jerry Brown

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: Corzine Proposes Steep Rise in Tolls
AP/Hester: Corzine trolling for tolls
Newsday: New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine's State of the State address
South Jersey: Full transcript of Gov.'s State of State Address

MARYLAND

WaPo: O'Malley, State GOP Spell Out Agendas: Governor Emphasizes Energy, Crime
Delmarva Daily Times: At Republicans request, analysts add up OMalleys Ireland trips
ABC2 Baltimore: At Republican's request, analysts add up O'Malley's Ireland trips

PENNSYLVANIA

Scranton Times-Tribune: Meshoppen Republican launches campaign for House

TEXAS

NY Times: New Investigation in Texas E-Mail Case

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January 8, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: Huckabee vows to defy birthright citizenship
Chicago Sun-Times: McCain seems poised to win tonight's GOP primary
NY Times: Still a Sideshow, Giuliani Bets on Survival Strategy
Robert Novak: It's do or die for Mitt
Sarasota Herald Tribune: Tough sledding for Thompson, far from New Hampshire snow
LA Times: Ron Paul, muffled by Fox, wows Jay Leno

Rush Limbaugh: Once We Get Out of Iowa and New Hampshire, the GOP Race Begins
The Hill: GOP candidates’ post-N.H. schedules reveal strategies

WaPo: While Candidates Decry Lobbying, Ex-Lawmakers Embrace It
Politico: Approps vacancy sets up brawl for Boehner

CA: AP: Doolittle to meet with staff amid speculation on future plans
VA: WaPo: Marshall to Challenge Gilmore For Republican Nomination
NY: NY Times: Spitzer May Ask to Cap Property Tax Increases
NY: Albany Times-Union: Senator Bruno's wife dies at 77
IN: AP: Election Set for Rep. Carson's Ind. Seat
OH: CQ Politics: House Filings Show Dems Are All Over Ohio Again
MN: Pioneer Press: State GOP chair to lead Huckabee's Minnesota campaign

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Washington Times: Huckabee vows to defy birthright citizenship
Rush Limbaugh: The Hucksters Make Their Case - and Finally Convince the Host?
Des Moines Register: Packed stop puts Huckabee's hopes of stealing third into high gear
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Minnesota GOP chair backs Huckabee
MPR: Minnesota State Republican chairman backs Huckabee
AP: Huckabee Makes Appearance on 'Late Show'
RCP/Dick Armey: Huckabee's Counterproductive Sweet Talk
Politico: Huck tries to sell Fair Tax plan in N.H.
NY Times: Arkansas Proves Its Worth as a Political Testing Ground
Swamp: A day in the life of a campaign: Huckabee
Foster's: Huckabee packs Am Legion hall (with a little help from his friends)
USA Today: Huckabee, Paul trade jokes and talk substance with Leno & Letterman
Detroit News: Huckabee begins Michigan push
LA Times: Former governor running on a national strategy
LA Times: She's Huckabee's staunchest supporter
American Thinker: Huckabee and the home schoolers
Human Events: Huckabee Beyond Iowa



Chicago Sun-Times: McCain seems poised to win tonight's GOP primary
Reuters: McCain Gets Early Win In New Hampshire Hamlet
NRO/York: McCain and Romney: The Warrior and the To-Do List
NYT/David Brooks: McCain and Obama
WaPo: McCain Aims To Top Romney in NH
WP/Milbank: The Guy With the Bus Is on a Roll
WPTZ: Vermont Governor Endorses John McCain For President
Politico: McCain welcomes media's renewed interest
Politico: McCain and Obama fight for the center
The Hill: McCain makes final appeal to N.H. voters
NY Times: 2 Hopefuls Share Little but Appeal to Youth
Boston Globe: Editorial: Still McCain
Guardian UK: Veteran McCain becomes tomorrow's man
Columbus Dispatch: McCain banks on experience, not fresh face
Politicker NJ: McCain's NJ backers stirred by polls in New Hampshire
Swamp: Obama at 41, McCain at 30, in new poll
Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: McCain 22%, Giuliani 20%



Washington Times: Giuliani sees victory with rally in later states
NY Times: Still a Sideshow, Giuliani Bets on Survival Strategy
Foster's: Giuliani cancels Seacoast visit; but remains in N.H.
Detroit News: Giuliani's camp eyes top-3 finish
AP/Sidoti: Giuliani struggling to be part of the political discourse
Newsday: Giuliani seen vulnerable to Paul in New Hampshire
LA Times: Former mayor can't shake his New York critics



Robert Novak: It's do or die for Mitt
Concord Monitor: Romney lowers sights; McCain predicts a win
Guardian UK: Romney plays up local links as primary goes to wire
Foster's: Romney insists he can win GOP nod
Swamp: Romney: If McCain loses in NH, he's toast
Salt Lake Tribune: Mitt, McCain swap zingers
Boston Globe: Romney narrows focus in N.H.
LA Times: Wide-open race may be Romney's savior
Boston Globe: Amnesty issue
NY Post: Mitt: McCain would lose big to Obama
NY Sun: Romney, McCain May Face Two-Man Race in S.C.
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Romney: On immigration, the candidate is tying himself into knots



Sarasota Herald Tribune: Tough sledding for Thompson, far from New Hampshire snow
Memphis Daily News: Thompson Blames Media For Denting His Campaign
Commercial Appeal: Thompson has tough fight to stay in contest
WTVF: Thompson Supporters Fend Off Rivals
CQ Politics: Thompson Tennessee-Waltzes Past New Hampshire
Reuters: Thompson fails to win his case on campaign trail
MLive: Fred Thompson: NEA union tries to 'scare people'
Hollywood Reporter: Thompson act wears thin



LA Times: Ron Paul, muffled by Fox, wows Jay Leno
American Spectator: All You Need Is Votes

THIRD PARTY?

WaPo: Bloomberg, Others Urge Bipartisanship
Newsday: Bloomberg, other moderates issue call for unity
NY Daily News: Mayor Bloomberg's mixed prez message
The Hill: Bloomberg: I am not a candidate
AP/Kugler: Summit Fuels Bloomberg 2008 Talk
NY Times: Older Men (and Women) Trying Not to Be Angry
NY Sun: Call Goes Out for 'National Unity'
NY Sun: Editorial: Norman Conquest?
Financial Times: Speculation over Bloomberg candidacy grows

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rush Limbaugh: Once We Get Out of Iowa and New Hampshire, the GOP Race Begins
The Hill: GOP candidates post-N.H. schedules reveal strategies
Union Leader: Finally, NH votes
Boston Globe: Record turnout expected in N.H.
Spartanburg Herald Journal: Granite State holds keys to the S.C. GOP debate
NY Times: In Final Push for Votes, Pledges From Both Sides to Change Washington
San Diego Union-Tribune: Last pitches made before today's vote
WaPo: Little New Hampshire Could Hold Big Significance for Both Parties
WaPo: Candidates Find It Hard to Get Grip on State in Political Flux
WaPo: The Polls: USA, CNN & Fox
NY Sun: GOP Warned It Is Facing Struggle Ahead
Washington Times: Election shaping up as a real crowd pleaser
American Thinker: The one-two punch aimed at GOP conservatives

NATIONAL

WaPo: While Candidates Decry Lobbying, Ex-Lawmakers Embrace It
Victor Davis Hanson: The Deportation Albatross?
Times UK: Republicans battling for soul of the party
Politico: Approps vacancy sets up brawl for Boehner
Newsday: Editorial: Where's the Federal Elections Commission
American Spectator: Why I Am a Reaganite
Washington Times: Who's the RINO now?
LA Times: Justices seem unswayed by lethal injection foes
Wall Street Journal: Republicans Set Sights on Obama
Human Events: Man of the Year: Rush Limbaugh

NEW YORK

NY Times: Spitzer May Ask to Cap Property Tax Increases in Annual Speech to Legislature
Newsday: Property tax cap may come up in Spitzer speech
Albany Times-Union: Spitzer health plan stresses prevention

Albany Times-Union: Senator Bruno's wife dies at 77
Newsday: Barbara Bruno, wife of Sen. Joseph Bruno, dies
NY Sun: Editorial: Pataki Park
NY Sun: Opinion: Why Pataki Is the Wrong Name

INDIANA

AP: Election Set for Rep. Carson's Ind. Seat

CALIFORNIA

AP: Doolittle to meet with staff amid speculation on future plans
LA Times: California mail-in voters a primary target
LA Times: Retiree healthcare crisis brewing in state

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Marshall to Challenge Gilmore For Republican Nomination
WTOP: Marshall Announces GOP Senate Bid

OHIO

CQ Politics: House Filings Show Dems Are All Over Ohio Again

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: State GOP chair to lead Huckabee's Minnesota campaign
KARE: Governor Pawlenty unveils plan for illegal immigration crackdown

MISSISSIPPI

WLBT3: Musgrove Announces for Senate

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Corzine to seek 50 percent toll hike every 4 years
AP/Mulvihill: Assembly approves school funding plan; bill stalls in Senate
AP/Hester: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery

MARYLAND

Washington Times: O'Malley's job approval lower than president's

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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