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July 31, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

YouTube: Video: McCain ad: Celeb
Washington Times: Ad rips celebrity Obama: Compares him to Britney, Paris
NYT: McCain Tries to Define Obama as Out of Touch
WaPo: As Aides Map Aggressive Race, McCain Often Steers Off Course
WSJ: Is John McCain Stupid? His remarks on taxes, Pelosi and Gore are obtuse

Rush Limbaugh: The Messiah's Arrogance Begins to Grate on Some Drive-By Disciples
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Has Trouble with Women
Karl Rove: Obama's Iraq Fumble
ENPR: Static Poll Numbers Bad News for Obama

Ann Coulter: A baby daddy for both Americas
National Enquirer: Edwards' hu$h money to mistress

WaPo: Bush Signs Massive Housing Relief Bill, Global AIDS Bill
Washington Times: Energy compromise elusive as recess looms
Hill: Fears of a September government shutdown
Washington Times: Illegals figure drops by 11%: Enforcement uptick credited

Washington Times: Hiring at Justice found politicized
WSJ: Scandalous Justice: Rick Renzi, Ted Stevens and 'politicization.'

Hill: Ensign: Senate GOP will match Dems dollar-for-dollar
CQ Politics: Hutchison Chosen as Top Commerce Republican

NY Post/Dicker: Grim Dave seems all talk but no action
MA: Matt Kinnaman: Imperial Attitude in Massachusetts
TX: NYT: Anne Armstrong, Presidential Adviser and Pioneering Politician, Dies at 80
NE: Rasmussen: Nebraska Senate: Johanns Holds on to Solid Lead
CA: Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown's cynical ploy on gay rights
FL: Miami Herald: Under pressure, Wexler changes address
AK: CQ Politics: Stevens Indictment Puts Candidate Vickers in Spotlight
WA: AP/Woodward: WA gov leads Rossi in fundraising, but not by much

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





NYT: McCain Tries to Define Obama as Out of Touch
WaPo: As Aides Map Aggressive Race, McCain Often Steers Off Course
AP/Kuhnhenn: Analysis: McCain tries to sow doubts about Obama
Bloomberg: McCain touts domestic drilling despite Obama criticism

YouTube: Video: McCain ad: Celeb
Washington Times: Ad rips celebrity Obama: Compares him to Britney, Paris
NYT: Obama Gets Celebrity Treatment in New McCain Ad
WaPo: McCain's New Ad Likens Obama to Britney and Paris
AP/Fouhy: Newest McCain ad compares Obama to Britney Spears, Paris Hilton
Fox: McCain, Obama Duel Over Celebrity Attack Ad
Politico: Obama hits back, calling McCain part of "past"

Rush Limbaugh: The Messiah's Arrogance Begins to Grate on Some Drive-By Disciples
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Has Trouble with Women
Karl Rove: Obama's Iraq Fumble
ENPR: Static Poll Numbers Bad News for Obama

Ann Coulter: A baby daddy for both Americas
National Enquirer: Edwards' hu$h money to mistress

Bloomberg: McCain, Obama spar over methods to spur economy
AP/Espo: Analysis: McCain tries to soothe tax-hike fears
Politico: McCains cacophonous Cabinet
WaPo: McCain's True Voice
Boston Globe: McCain ads go negative early on Obama

SF Chronicle: McCain extends olive branch to Pelosi, Gore
WSJ: Is John McCain Stupid? His remarks on taxes, Pelosi and Gore are obtuse

Politico: Romney could lift McCain in West
NY Sun: Choice of Running Mate Could Be Key for McCain
AP/Hennessey: Ron Paul followers pose danger for McCain in West

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 96 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Thursday



NATIONAL

WaPo: Bush Signs Massive Housing Relief Bill, Global AIDS Bill
NYT: Sweeping Housing Bill Signed by Bush
AP/Loven: Avoiding public ceremony, Bush quietly signs measure offering mortgage relief
Hill: Vulnerable Republicans in House break ranks on housing-rescue bill
WSJ: Democratic Ally Mobilizes In Housing Crunch

Washington Times: Energy compromise elusive as recess looms
Politico: Congress to jet without fuel price fix
Reuters: Senate, deadlocked on energy, grinds to halt
AP/Abrams: GOP blocks action on tax, renewable energy package
AP/Hebert: GOP lawmakers push to open up offshore drilling
AP/Feller: Bush blames Congress for not acting on gas prices
CNN: GOP continues full-court press on oil drilling
Hill: Republicans accept energy deal, but Dems want more
CBS: Time Running Out For Senate Energy Deal
Hill: Fears of a September government shutdown
WaPo: Vote on Journalist Shield Stalled: Senate GOP Won't Debate Until Oil and Gas Bill Is Considered

AP/Euphrat: Bush extends $48 billion plan tripling funding to fight AIDS, other diseases

Washington Times: Illegals figure drops by 11%: Enforcement uptick credited
Newsday: Report about dwindling illegal immigration sparks debate
Mercury News: Study: Number of illegal immigrants in California, U.S. likely dropped sharply in past year

SF Chronicle: Federal media protection law stalls in Senate

WaPo: U.S. Appeals Court Gets New Judge: Approval Unanimous For Ex-Va. Justice

NYT: Democrats Call for Contempt Charges Against Rove
Hill: House Judiciary Committee holds Rove in contempt

Washington Times: Hiring at Justice found politicized
WSJ: Scandalous Justice: Rick Renzi, Ted Stevens and 'politicization.'

Hill: Ensign: Senate GOP will match Dems dollar-for-dollar
CQ Politics: Hutchison Chosen as Top Commerce Republican

Hill: Boehner wants House chief administrative officer fired

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Grim Dave seems all talk but no action
NY Post/Dicker: Pro-tax-hike Silver gets fiscal with Gov
Albany TU: Governor's budget warning lauded, but solutions elusive
Buffalo News: Paterson calls for hiring freeze and $1.2 billion in budget cuts
NYT: Fiscal Woes of the Past Prod Paterson to Act Early
Albany TU: Skelos speaks on budget crisis
Albany TU: Investigator leaves panel on integrity
Hill: Ethics probe of Rep. Rangel takes new turn
Newsday: John Haggerty, veteran GOP state aide, dead at 71

MASSACHUSETTS

Matt Kinnaman: Imperial Attitude in Massachusetts

TEXAS

NYT: Anne Armstrong, Presidential Adviser and Pioneering Politician, Dies at 80
WaPo: Leading Texas Republican Anne Armstrong
WaPo: Prominent Texas Republican Anne Armstrong Dies at 80
AP/Sherman: GOP stalwart, ex-ambassador Anne Armstrong dies

NEBRASKA

Rasmussen: Nebraska Senate: Johanns Holds on to Solid Lead

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown's cynical ploy on gay rights
Sacramento Bee: State's vendors stiffed as bills go unpaid amid crisis
Reuters: California to sue EPA on greenhouse gas emissions

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Under pressure, Wexler changes address

KENTUCKY

Hill: McConnell donates Stevenss contributions to charity

OREGON

Hill: Sen. Smith: Money raised by Stevens will go to charity

MICHIGAN

Hill: Rep. Kilpatrick in trouble, new poll shows
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick could face new reins for Windsor trip

COLORADO

Hill: Armstrong poll shows him tight with Coffman

ALASKA

CQ Politics: Stevens Indictment Puts Candidate Vickers in Spotlight
CQ Politics: Dare You to Look Away From Alaskas GOP Primary
WSJ: Alaska's Palin Faces Probe
AP/Apuzzo: Sen. Stevens faces arraignment in corruption case
WaPo: Alaskans Fret About a Future Without Help From 'Uncle Ted'
NYT: A New Generation of Republicans in Alaska
NYT: Editorial: A Senate Lion Brought Down
AP: GOP colleagues distance themselves from Sen. Ted Stevens
Hill: Colleagues turn away Stevens cash
Politico: Stevens' colleagues kiss and break up

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/Woodward: WA gov leads Rossi in fundraising, but not by much

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Future Is Now for Albo

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: John Gard Hoping for a Takeback of Wisconsin House Seat

ILLINOIS

Hill: Republicans issue Biggert poll after opponent outraises her
Naperville Sun: Biggert's re-election: Certainty or surprise?

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July 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Fox: In Town Hall Meeting, McCain Pledges He Won’t Raise Taxes
WSJ: McCain Is the Radical on Health Reform
Reuters: McCain skin biopsy negative for cancer: clinic
Fox: Karl Rove on Obama canceling visit to wounded U.S. troops in Germany

Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Stumped by the Polls

WaPo: The Case for Rob Portman
Bay Buchanan: Let It be Romney, Please!
WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: John Thune

Akron Beacon Journal: Bush pushes offshore drilling to ease oil woes
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Running Scared on Drilling
Fox: As Pelosi Tries to 'Save the Planet,' Republicans Criticize Offshore Drilling Ban

WSJ: Builders Feel Pinch of Key Omission From the Housing Bill
WSJ: How to Shake Off the Mortgage Mess

WaPo: Comcast Illegally Interfered With Web File-Sharing Traffic, FCC Says

NY: Albany TU: Paterson: 'Time to act': Governor recalls Legislature
NJ: NYT: Former Newark Mayor Gets 27-Month Sentence
OK: AP/Jenkins: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe scores easy primary win
OH: AP: FBI seizes travel, fundraising documents in corruption probe of Ohio county official
AK: WSJ: Alaska's Sen. Stevens Indicted On Corruption Claims
MI: Human Events: Court Fight in Michigan
GA: Hill: Broun’s chief of staff quits amid budgetary debacle
MO: KC Star: Editorial: Hulsof GOP pick for governor
NC: News&Observer: McCrory works eastern N.C.
PA: Wilkes Barre NL: Kanjorski in trouble, report says

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Fox: In Town Hall Meeting, McCain Pledges He Wont Raise Taxes
WSJ: McCain's Tax Blunder: The Republican tries to give away his best issue
LA Times: John McCain says 'no' to raising taxes
AP/Babington: John McCain says he won't raise taxes
CBS: McCain Defends His Conservative Record
AP/Espo: Analysis: McCain eager to reassure anxious conservatives he won't raise taxes
AP/Fouhy: McCain tries balancing act: brags of independence and seeks to reassure conservatives

WSJ: McCain Is the Radical on Health Reform

Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Stumped by the Polls
Dick Morris: What a Difference: The Impact of Rush

NYT: McCain Goes Negative, Worrying Some in G.O.P.
NYT: With Commercial, McCain Gets Much More Than His Moneys Worth

WaPo: The Case for Rob Portman
Bay Buchanan: Let It be Romney, Please!
WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: John Thune
ABC: McCain's VP Shortlist Shortcomings
KC Star: McCain's veepstakes: Pawlenty mum on his chances, but praises Romney

Fox: Karl Rove on Obama canceling visit to wounded U.S. troops in Germany
WaPo: Questions Abound About McCain Criticism of Obama Trip
WaPo: McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence

Reuters: McCain skin biopsy negative for cancer: clinic
AP: Docs say McCain's biopsy shows no evidence of cancer
Politico: McCain is cancer-free

Telegraph UK: John McCain in war of words with Russia

WaPo: The Newest YouTube Stars: Campaign Managers

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 97 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday

NATIONAL



Akron Beacon Journal: Bush pushes offshore drilling to ease oil woes
AP/Feller: Bush renews push for offshore oil drilling
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Running Scared on Drilling
Washington Times: GOP renews offensive on domestic drilling
WaPo: Calif. Field Goes from Rush To Reflection of Global Limits
Human Events: Why are Democrats opposed to Oil, Guns, and Free Speech?
Hill: Movement toward energy vote deal slows
Fox: As Pelosi Tries to 'Save the Planet,' Republicans Criticize Offshore Drilling Ban
LA Times: 3 West Coast governors oppose new offshore oil drilling

WSJ: Builders Feel Pinch of Key Omission From the Housing Bill
WSJ: How to Shake Off the Mortgage Mess

WaPo: Comcast Illegally Interfered With Web File-Sharing Traffic, FCC Says
WSJ: FCC.politics.gov: A Bush appointee decides to regulate the Internet

Washington Times: Campaign trail drains the Hill of staffers
Politico: Analysis: GOP poised for huge losses

Hill: Senate Dems call on EPA chief to resign
AP/Cappiello: Senate Democrats urge EPA chief to resign over air pollution rulings, alleged false testimony

WaPo: Dems wield oversight cudgel on Bush administration



NEW YORK

Albany TU: Paterson: 'Time to act': Governor recalls Legislature
NY Post: Crisis puts NY in 'Sell' hell
NYDN: Paterson wants immediate job freeze
NY Sun: Paterson Calls for Action: Is Met with a Backlash in Albany
AP/Gormley: Paterson calls Legislature back for an emergency session on the economy
NYT: Governor Calls For Session On Fiscal Crisis
NYT: Paterson and Bloomberg Warn of Huge Deficits
Albany TU: Paterson will end legislators vacations on Aug. 19
Albany TU: Senate will still come back Aug. 8
Newsday: State Senate to discuss school property taxes Aug. 8

Albany TU: Gillibrands timing

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Former Newark Mayor Gets 27-Month Sentence

OKLAHOMA

AP/Jenkins: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe scores easy primary win

OHIO

Cleveland PD: President Bush visits Lincoln Electric to discuss trade, energy policies

AP: FBI seizes travel, fundraising documents in corruption probe of Ohio county official

Politicker: RNC chair talks about newer, leaner turnout operation for Ohio

ALASKA

WSJ: Alaska's Sen. Stevens Indicted On Corruption Claims
WSJ: The Stevens Indictment: The GOP's reputation takes another hit
Washington Times: Stevens indicted in probe of gifts: Felonies weaken safe GOP seat
WaPo: Sen. Ted Stevens Indicted in Alaska Corruption Probe
WaPo: For GOP, Stevens Indictment Is Latest in a String of Setbacks
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Stevens's Extreme Makeover
WaPo: Stevens's Payback Moment
WaPo: Stevens Relinquishes Ranking Panel Posts
CQ Politics: Stevens Surrenders Committee Posts
Politico: Scandal rocks GOP, roils its plans
Hill: Sen. Stevens indicted
NYT: Senator Charged in Scheme to Hide Oil Firm Gifts
NYT: Senator’s House Becomes a Symbol of a Political Earthquake
AP/Jordan: Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator
Reuters: Alaska Sen. Stevens charged with hiding gifts
AP/Taylor: Old-school, bipartisan approach enabled Stevens to provide goods for his state
AP/Joling: Alaska senator's lengthy legacy in trouble

Rasmussen: Alaska Senate: Begich Opens Nine-Point Lead Over Stevens

MICHIGAN

Human Events: Court Fight in Michigan

GEORGIA

Hill: Brouns chief of staff quits amid budgetary debacle

MISSOURI

KC Star: Editorial: Hulsof GOP pick for governor

KENTUCKY

PolitickerKY: Ensign defends McConnells ad, says incumbent is going to win very comfortably
AP/Schreiner: Lunsford ad challenges McConnell spot

NORTH CAROLINA

News&Observer: McCrory works eastern N.C.

PENNSYLVANIA

Wilkes Barre NL: Kanjorski in trouble, report says

FLORIDA

Florida Trend: Crist Governs from the Gut

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July 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP: McCain restates support for offshore oil drilling, taunts Obama as 'Dr. No' on energy
Hill: McCain criticizes Bush’s ‘profligate spending’
Washington Times: Evangelicals warn against McCain-Romney ticket
NY Sun: McCain Has Minor Skin Procedure 'As a Precaution'

USA Today: McCain up by 4 over Obama among likely voters

Rush Limbaugh: How to Attack The Messiah Obama
Byron York: Go Ahead, Laugh at Obama
YouTube: Video: Barack Obama: The Child - The Messiah - The Obamessiah

WaPo: Record $482 Billion '09 Deficit Forecast: Next President's Options May Be Limited
NY Sun: Editorial: A Democratic Deficit
WSJ: Fannie Mae's Political Immunity
WaPo: Billions in Payroll Tax Remain Unpaid to IRS: Number of Businesses in Arrears Soars

WSJ: The Democrats' Energy Charade
Steve Forbes: Oil and the Feeble Greenback
Orrin Hatch: Developing oil shale is best choice
Hill: Senate moves closer to energy vote deal

WSJ: Former Justice Officials Showed Illegal Bias in Hires, Probe Finds

WaPo/Kurtz: Robert Novak In Hospital for A Brain Tumor

Karl Rove: Rush Remade American Politics
Sean Hannity: Rush Limbaugh: The Babe Ruth of Broadcasting

NY: Newsday: Paterson speech to outline state belt-tightening action
CA: SF Chronicle: Governor delays order cutting workers' pay in state budget battle
AK: AP/Quinn: Alaska lawmakers approve investigation into firing by Gov. Palin
MA: WSJ: The Price of RomneyCare
FL: Human Events: A Congressman's Alleged Faux Residency

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





AP: McCain restates support for offshore oil drilling, taunts Obama as 'Dr. No' on energy
WSJ: McCain: Offshore Drilling is Something We Have to Do
WaPo: At Inland Oil Field, McCain Again Offers Support for Offshore Drilling
AP/Fouhy: McCain promotes drilling for oil off US coast

Hill: McCain criticizes Bushs profligate spending

USA Today: McCain up by 4 over Obama among likely voters
Boston Globe: McCain ahead in new poll
Rasmussen: Military Veterans Favor McCain 56% to 37%
WSJ: How McCain Could Win Over Undecided Voters
Dallas MN: How McCain can get traction

Washington Times: Evangelicals warn against McCain-Romney ticket
Fox: McCain Refuses to Announce Timing for VP Pick, But Says Stable is Full
Politico: How to roll out a running mate
Atlanta JC: Chambliss and Hatch: On the housing bill, earmarks and Mitt Romney
Rasmussen: Huckabee, Lieberman Have Highest Favorables among Possible McCain Veep Choices

American Spectator: Captain McCain
AP/Babington: McCain backs off his no-new-tax pledge
NYT: McCain Talks About P.O.W. Experiences

CQ Politics: McCains No Boy Wonder, but Holds His Own on the Web

NYT: Candidates Return Focus to Economy and Jobs

NY Sun: McCain Has Minor Skin Procedure 'As a Precaution'
Reuters: McCain has spot removed from his face for biopsy
AP/Fouhy: McCain has spot of skin removed from face and biopsied as precaution
Politico: McCain to get biopsy
NYDN: John McCain has spot of skin removed from face

Rush Limbaugh: How to Attack The Messiah Obama
Byron York: Go Ahead, Laugh at Obama
Times UK: The anointed one's pilgrimage to the Holy Land
YouTube: Video: Barack Obama: The Child - The Messiah - The Obamessiah
WSJ: Obamanomics Is a Recipe for Recession
Politico: GOP ready to link Obama to Reid, Pelosi
American Spectator: Ich Bin Ein Pretender
Washington Times: The messiah who can't break away

WaPo: Kaine in 'Serious' Talks With Obama
Politico: Kaine 'very, very high' on VP shortlist
NYT: Obama-Clinton Ticket Is Seen as Unlikely

Townhall: Top 10 Things to Expect From Obama Court

Hill: Burr and McCarthy aim high as they craft GOP platform
CQ Politics: Partying On at the National Conventions

NewsBusters: Wikipedia Disallows Any Mention of Alleged John Edwards Scandal
James Pinkerton: John Edwards, Through the Looking-Glasswith Apologies to Lewis Carroll

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 98 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday

NATIONAL



WaPo: Record $482 Billion '09 Deficit Forecast: Next President's Options May Be Limited
Washington Times: Bush successor faces massive debt
NYT: White House Predicts $482 Billion Deficit
AP/Taylor: US deficit zooming to half-trillion as Bush leaves
NY Sun: New Deficit Figures Constrain Obama, McCain
NY Sun: Editorial: A Democratic Deficit
WSJ: Stocks Sink as Bank Woes Linger

WSJ: Fannie Mae's Political Immunity
American Thinker: Meet Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

WaPo: Billions in Payroll Tax Remain Unpaid to IRS: Number of Businesses in Arrears Soars
AP/Abrams: Businesses owe $58 billion in taxes supposedly withheld from employees' paychecks

WSJ: The Democrats' Energy Charade
WSJ: Reid Offers Republicans Separate Votes on Energy
CNN: Senate Democrats offer deal to break energy bill standstill
Steve Forbes: Oil and the Feeble Greenback
Orrin Hatch: Developing oil shale is best choice
Politico: Lawmakers clash at energy debate
Hill: Reid plan splits Dems
Fox: Newt Gingrich on Report of Sen. Reid Outburst
Hill: Senate moves closer to energy vote deal
NYT: Rush for Natural Gas Enriches Corner of the South
Scotsman: Alternative fuels 'risk disaster'
NRO: Kicking the Tires of T. Boone's Natural-Gas Car
CNS: House Majority Leader Refuses to Take Position on Drilling
LA Times: Campaign ads attack GOP candidates for oil industry ties

WSJ: Former Justice Officials Showed Illegal Bias in Hires, Probe Finds
Washington Times: Report finds politics in hiring: Senate panel to investigate
WaPo: Internal Justice Dept. Report Cites Illegal Hiring Practices
WaPo: Goodling's Communications
WaPo: Editorial: Justice Besmirched: How the Bush administration soiled itself
Jamie Gorelick: Another Blow To Justice
CQ Politics: Inspector General Sees Political Meddling by Former Top Justice Aide
NYT: Report Faults Aides in Hiring at Justice Dept.
NYT: Editorial: There Was Smoke and Fire
AP/Jordan: Report finds Justice aides illegally discriminated against career hires who weren't Republican

AP/Kellman: GOP senators help kill bill to aid torture, disability victims pointing to deficit

CQ Politics: FEC Issues Two Opinions, Plans to Pick Up the Pace

CQ Politics: Deal Reached on Consumer Product Safety Legislation
AP/Abrams: Lawmakers reach deal on consumer product safety legislation

CQ Politics: First Lobbying Disclosures Detail Special Events for Lawmakers

Washington Times: Coburn's spending block rallies Senate GOP
WaPo: Sen. Reid Thwarted On Bundle Of Bills: GOP Sides With Coburn on Spending
NYT: Democrats Fail to Overcome Senators Grip on Bill
Hill: Coburn renews battle with Ethics over baby deliveries
Hill: Dr. Coburn is threatened with censure
Hill: Coburns cognition

Washington Times: Young Republicans recruit their generation

Politico: Members succumb to lure of K Street
CQ Politics: Top 10: Democrats Dominate Best-Funded Challengers

AP: Disabilities Act changes studied

WaPo/Kurtz: Robert Novak In Hospital for A Brain Tumor
NYT: Robert Novak Has Brain Tumor
Human Events: Robert Novak Hospitalized
AP/Lavoie: Columnist Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor after falling ill on Cape Cod

Karl Rove: Rush Remade American Politics
Sean Hannity: Rush Limbaugh: The Babe Ruth of Broadcasting
Human Events: Jed Babbin Interview with Rush Limbaugh

Politico: Bush approves soldier's execution

CQ Politics: Oliver Stone's "W" Trailer

NEW YORK

Newsday: Paterson speech to outline state belt-tightening action
NYT: Paterson and Bloomberg Warn of Huge Deficits
NY Post: Gov throwing beach parties as state burns
NY Sun: Era of Austerity Is Expected From Paterson
Buffalo News: Paterson plans televised address tomorrow on state's fiscal woes

Buffalo News: Power Authority chairman steps down

Newsday: Nassau Republicans lead Dems in fundraising

Schenectady Gazette: Vasquez argues to remain on Republican congressional ballot

NEW MEXICO

Hill: White leads Heinrich in own poll

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Governor delays order cutting workers' pay in state budget battle
AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger vows to cut workers' pay Thursday
Reuters: California state Senate budget vote canceled

LA Times: Opponents of gay marriage say they'll sue over changed wording in Proposition 8

SF Chronicle: Poll finds favor if Feinstein ran for governor

MISSOURI

KC Star: Republicans criticize Nixon plan to boost Medicaid
AP/Blank: Missouri committee to study ethanol mandate

MARYLAND

WaPo: Hoyer May Back Justice Probe Of Surveillance by State Police

ALASKA

AP/Quinn: Alaska lawmakers approve investigation into commissioner firing by Gov. Palin

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Collins: SC judge who called crack use 'black man's disease' banned from bench

MASSACHUSETTS

WSJ: The Price of RomneyCare

FLORIDA

Human Events: A Congressman's Alleged Faux Residency

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

AP: Gun Ban Plaintiff Dick Heller Files New Lawsuit Against Washington, D.C.

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Governor: Removal hearings for Mayor Kilpatrick could be Sept. 3
Detroit Free Press: Granholm quickens probe of Kilpatrick

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis ST: To lower gas prices, Franken proposes selling oil from reserves

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July 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: McCain: Obama aims to win vote, not war
WaPo: McCain Says Obama Plays Politics on Iraq

Robert Novak: Closer Than He Should Be
Dick Morris: Media is For Obama; But Voters Are Split
NYT/Kristol: Be Afraid. Please.

Denver Post: McCain edges past Obama in new Colo. poll
Washington Times: McCain seen closing gap in key states

AP/Wills: McCain backs effort to ban affirmative action in Arizona

NY Sun: Editorial: Veepstakes Surprise
Boston Globe: Minn. governor rides his rapport with McCain
Robert Novak: Romney as V.P. could clinch Michigan for McCain

Hartford Courant: A Star Turn For Elizabeth Edwards
NewsBusters: Cracks Emerging in MSM Wall of Silence on Edwards Scandal

WSJ: Funds for Highways Plummet As Drivers Cut Gasoline Use
WaPo: Global Pressures Have Converged to Forge a New Oil Reality

WSJ: Housing Bill Relies on Banks To Take Loan Losses
NYT: Worried Banks Sharply Reduce Business Loans

NY: NYDN: Mayor will form PAC to funnel millions for Senate Republicans, says source
CO: Washington Times: 'Big oil' label turns in candidate's favor
CA: Guardian UK: US: Arnie lines up California staff to take pay hit
TX: Houston Chronicle: Experts weigh in on Texas races
WA: Sound Politics: The State's Achievement Gap & Dino's Donors
FL: North Florida ND: Presidential hopefuls head back to Florida

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Washington Times: McCain: Obama aims to win vote, not war
WaPo: McCain Says Obama Plays Politics on Iraq
NYT: McCain Assails Obama Over Foreign Tour
Hill: McCain: Obamas Iraq positions politically motivated
Politico: McCain takes aim at Obamas character
San Diego UT: Foreign policy a top priority for candidates
LA Times: Chuck Hagel says John McCain is 'treading on some very thin ground'
NY Sun: Republican Hagel Defends Obama From McCain Criticism
NYT: Mr. President? Not Quite, but Quite Presidential

Robert Novak: Closer Than He Should Be
Dick Morris: Media is For Obama; But Voters Are Split
NYT/Kristol: Be Afraid. Please.
Washington Times: McCain seen closing gap in key states

Denver Post: McCain edges past Obama in new Colo. poll
McClatchy: Small-town Pennsylvanians still unsure of Obama and McCain
Chicago Tribune: Midwest a battleground for both campaigns

AP/Wills: McCain backs effort to ban affirmative action in Arizona
NYDN: Barack Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton slam John McCain on affirmative action
AP/Freking: McCain endorses measure in home state banning preferential treatment based on race

Bloomberg: McCain Says Wall Street `Villain' in Subprime Crisis
Reuters: China says concerned by McCain, Dalai Lama meeting

NY Sun: Editorial: Veepstakes Surprise
Boston Globe: Minn. governor rides his rapport with McCain
Robert Novak: Romney as V.P. could clinch Michigan for McCain
AOL: McCain's VP Options: Romney vs Pawlenty
Detroit News: Editorial: McCain needs a veep with Michigan appeal

WSJ: The Greatest Scandal: McCain and Obama are far apart on fixing broken public schools

AP/Bab.: Key details missing from Obama's plan for new Social Security tax on the wealthy

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Presidential candidates fill coffers with Texans' dollars
NYT: Democracy Institute Gives Donors Access to McCain
Politico: The McCain-Latino disconnect
Politico: McCain's lack of interest in cultural issues gets him into trouble again
Human Events: McCain Campaign Should Become More Sun Tzu and Less Sun Dole

Hartford Courant: A Star Turn For Elizabeth Edwards
NewsBusters: Cracks Emerging in MSM Wall of Silence on Edwards Scandal

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 99 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Monday
USA Today: 100 days to go: The presidential race's red-letter days

NATIONAL

WSJ: Funds for Highways Plummet As Drivers Cut Gasoline Use
WaPo: Global Pressures Have Converged to Forge a New Oil Reality
WaPo: Transparency Sought as Speculators' Activity in Oil Market Grows
NYT: Fuel Subsidies Overseas Take a Toll on U.S.
Human Events: Offshore Oil Drilling: Cleaner than Mother Nature
Anchorage Daily News: Why might Alaskans favor Arctic drilling? A $2,000 check
NYT: Editorial: Gas Price Follies

WSJ: Housing Bill Relies on Banks To Take Loan Losses
NYT: Worried Banks Sharply Reduce Business Loans
Larry Summers: Unfinished Business at Freddie and Fannie

NYT: Democrats Try to Break Grip of the Senates Dr. No

Human Events: GOP Fights for Military Voting

NY Sun: Prosecutors Argue for More Secrecy in Aipac Case

WSJ: Docking Paychecks for Politics

Human Events: Rush: The Engine of Conservatism
Human Events: Jed Babbin Interview with Rush Limbaugh

WaPo/Kurtz: Former Campaign Aides Find Their Insider Views Are in Demand on TV

NEW YORK

NYDN: Mayor will form PAC to funnel millions for Senate Republicans, says source
amNY: All eyes on Queens Senate race
NYT: Despite Fossellas Exit, Unity Eludes Democrats
Newsday: N.J. office for N.Y. campaign shows McCain strategy
Albany TU: Buhrmaster challenge in court
NY Post/Dicker: Spitzer aides counter 'tricks'ter testimony
NY Post: Gov warning of worst economy in decades

NEW JERSEY

American Spectator: A Second Act in Jersey City

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Worthy defends high price of prosecuting Kilpatrick

COLORADO

Washington Times: 'Big oil' label turns in candidate's favor

CALIFORNIA

Guardian UK: US: Arnie lines up California staff to take pay hit
Sacramento Bee: State's business lobby wants labor laws adjusted along with budget

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Experts weigh in on Texas races

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/LaCorte: Statewide primary races getting little voter attention
Sound Politics: The State's Achievement Gap & Dino's Donors

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Political heat turned up at Fancy Farm Picnic

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: On the challenge to House Speaker Glenn Richardson

FLORIDA

North Florida ND: Presidential hopefuls head back to Florida
Palm Beach Post: Hopefuls gird for Florida slugfest
Miami Herald: Campaigns turn attention to state's black voters

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July 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: McCain assails snub of troops: Disputes rival's explanation
LA Times: John McCain slams Barack Obama for canceling on the troops
YouTube: McCain video: Troops

Robert Novak: Romney's Value
Arizona Republic: Ideal VP pick bolsters candidate, doesn't reveal weaknesses

AP/Billeaud: McCain marks anniversary of disabilities law by vowing to expand protections
WaPo: Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling
Politico: McCain pushes for fixed-price contracts

WSJ: Congress Passes Housing Bill
WaPo: Housing Bill Won't 'Perform Miracles'
WaPo: Editorial: Dream On? Why federal housing policy is due for an overhaul

WaPo: Oil May Become GOP's 2008 Issue: Cost of Gas Touches a Chord With Voters
Austin American Statesman: Energy costs fueling politics
Michael Barone: A Step Back From Enviro Lunacy
Dallas MN: The quest for this year's sexy swing demographic

NY: WSJ: The Spitzer Legacy
NJ: AP/Gold: Poll: Corzine approval rating climbs to 39 percent
CA: Mercury News: The law backs Schwarzenegger's pay-cut plan
MI: Detroit News: Yank Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick before city falls
KS: Hill: Three incumbents get outraised in Kansas, Missouri
MO: St. Louis PD: Clash of styles in GOP battle for governor
NH: Union Leader: Analysts: 'Bush effect' may be waning
WA: Seattle Times: Dino Rossi's four years of political exile
KY: Louisville Courier-Journal: McConnell victory critical for GOP agenda in Senate
FL: Orlando Sentinel: State GOP outgunning Democrats in fundraising
OH: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio's limited terms leads to unlimited trickery

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Washington Times: McCain assails snub of troops: Disputes rival's explanation
LA Times: John McCain slams Barack Obama for canceling on the troops
AP/Daniel: McCain campaign: Obama shortchanged injured troops
Politico: McCain buys ad on troop visit
YouTube: McCain video: Troops

Robert Novak: Romney's Value
Arizona Republic: Ideal VP pick bolsters candidate, doesn't reveal weaknesses
WSJ: Rebel With a Cause: Bobby Jindal's Spiritual Journey
Mercury News: Is politics Carly Fiorina's true calling?
WaPo: A Time to Gain, a Time to Lose
AFP: McCain camp sends contradictory signals on running mate

AP/Billeaud: McCain marks anniversary of disabilities law by vowing to expand protections
NYDN: McCain vows to back changes to disabilities law
Washington Times: McCain vows to back expansion of 1990 law

WaPo: Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling
NYT: Lobbyist Reports Show $181,000 for McCain
Politico: McCain, Obama rake in megachecks

Politico: McCain pushes for fixed-price contracts

Fox: McCain Offers Praise for Obamas Troop Withdrawal Timetable
Politico: McCain surrogate's blog calls Obama a "fraud" backed by a "pack of goons

Rasmussen: California: Obama Leads by Twelve
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Many N.Va. voters remain undecided

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 100 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Sunday

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WSJ: Congress Passes Housing Bill
WaPo: Housing Bill Won't 'Perform Miracles'
WaPo: Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Housing Bill
NYT: Senate Gives Final Approval to Sweeping Housing Bill
NYT: Congress Sends Housing Relief Bill to Bush
AP/Davis: Despite reservations, Bush ready to sign mortgage relief
AP/Davis: Housing rescue bill waits for Bush signature
NYT: Can Hank Paulson Defuse This Crisis?
WaPo: Editorial: Dream On? Why federal housing policy is due for an overhaul
AP: How they voted: Senate roll call on housing bill
Boston Globe: Key provisions of the bill

WaPo: Oil May Become GOP's 2008 Issue: Cost of Gas Touches a Chord With Voters
Austin American Statesman: Energy costs fueling politics
Michael Barone: A Step Back From Enviro Lunacy
Dallas MN: The quest for this year's sexy swing demographic

Hill: Bush praises cooperation on AIDS bill

AP/Yancey: Senate Republicans block heating aid bill

CQ Politics: Senate Republicans to Discuss Saying No to Going Home

WSJ: From Red to Blue: The GOP needs governors

Dallas MN: LA Times gag on Edwards love child story
Roger L. Simon: Getting Rielle - The Enquirer Files a Criminal Complaint in Edwards Love Child Case

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

WSJ: The Spitzer Legacy
Albany TU: Taxpayers could end up reimbursing former public workers in the travel records scandal

NY Post: Teed-off Rudy son 'a bully'

NY Post: Spitzer hooker 'Kristen' mulls $2M tube job

NEW JERSEY

AP/Gold: Poll: Corzine approval rating climbs to 39 percent

CALIFORNIA

Mercury News: The law backs Schwarzenegger's pay-cut plan
Mercury News: Governor's budget theatrics bring solution no closer
Sacramento Bee: State pay cut is not governor's call, legal aide says
Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill allowing rewards for school scores

Mercury News: Governor vetoes climate change curriculum

LA Times: Prominent Los Angeles attorney indicted in campaign contribution case
WSJ: Storied Hollywood Attorney Pierce ODonnell Facing Indictment

VIRGINIA


WaPo: Gridlock and Hypocrisy in Virginia

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Yank Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick before city falls
Detroit Free Press: Time to tell Kilpatrick he simply must go so city can move on
Detroit Free Press: Cheeks Kilpatrick in a fight for survival

KANSAS

Hill: Three incumbents get outraised in Kansas, Missouri

MISSOURI



St. Louis PD: Clash of styles in GOP battle for governor
News-Leader: Hulshof defends his conservative credentials
Kansas City Star: Kenny Hulshof: A talent for fitting in his values
St. Joseph News-Press: Stretch run nears in race for governor
St. Louis PD: Campaign ad spending soars in Missouri

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: Analysts: 'Bush effect' may be waning

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Dino Rossi's four years of political exile
Seattle Times: Real estate, book helped Rossi top $250k
Seattle Times: Not just Rossi vs. Gregoire: Governor's race actually crowded

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Female McCain supporters launch Georgia campaign
Sunday Paper: The Obama effect in Georgias U.S. Senate race

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: McConnell victory critical for GOP agenda in Senate

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: State GOP outgunning Democrats in fundraising
News-Press: GOP leaders back McCain

OHIO

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio's limited terms leads to unlimited trickery
Cleveland Leader: Ohio to Get $50 Million Back after Noe's Rare Coin Scandal

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July 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Wash Times: Obama feels McCain's surge flak: Struggles to explain canceled troop visit
AP/Raum: McCain rejects 'audacity of hopelessness' for Iraq
WSJ: McCain Meets With Dalai Lama as Olympics Near
WSJ: McCain to Fannie Mae: Go Away

WSJ: Candidates Narrow Lists of V.P. Prospects
WaPo: Veepstakes Line: It's Now or Never?
Newsweek: McCain's Veep: It's All About the Map

CQ Politics: Republican Party Coffers Offset Obama’s Cash Advantage
Hill: GOP memo: McCain hangs tough in adverse environment

Washington Times: Mortgage bailout nears final passage
Hill: DeMint: Removal of veto threat ‘detrimental’ on housing

CQ Politics: Senate GOP Blocks Ending Energy Bill Debate
Rush Limbaugh: America Wants to Drill Now

WaPo: Satellite Radio Merger Approved: FCC Finally Backs Union of XM, Sirius

John Fund: The Far Left's War on Direct Democracy

Fox: Guard Confirms Late-Night Hotel Encounter Between Ex-Sen. Edwards, Tabloid Reporters
National Enquirer: Sen. John Edwards caught with mistress and love child
Slate: LA Times gags bloggers

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Eliot may still face rap on dirty tricks
NJ: AP: Sources: Democratic Assemblyman Neil Cohen being investigated for child porn
CA: NYT: California Bars Restaurant Use of Trans Fats
NV: NYT: Campaigns Halt as Nevada Court Upholds Term Limits
WI: AP/Foley: Wis. Democrats oust delegate over McCain support
MI: DN: Judge tightens reins on mayor: Bond, travel limits, drug tests ordered after incident
KY: Louisville Courier-Journal: Lunsford ad targets McConnell's oil votes
WA: AP/Woodward: What the WA gov candidiates won't talk about

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Wash Times: Obama feels McCain's surge flak: Struggles to explain canceled troop visit
Boston Globe: McCain sharpens attack on Obama
NYT: Bush and McCain Seem to Diverge in Foreign Policy
NYT: McCain Gives Qualified Endorsement to Iraq Timetable
AP/Raum: McCain rejects 'audacity of hopelessness' for Iraq
NYDN: John McCain: Barack Obama failed the commander-in-chief test on Iraq
WaPo: McCain Assails Rival's Iraq Policies, Then Praises Dalai Lama

WSJ: McCain Meets With Dalai Lama as Olympics Near
Reuters: McCain meets Dalai Lama, presses China on rights

WSJ: McCain to Fannie Mae: Go Away

WSJ: Candidates Narrow Lists of V.P. Prospects
WaPo: Veepstakes Line: It's Now or Never?
WaPo: Cantor for Veep Movement Gaining Steam
Politico: Obama veep team floats Republican name
Business Journal: McCain short list includes Pawlenty, Powell
Newsweek: McCain's Veep: It's All About the Map
SF Chronicle: McCain's Veep
US News: Romney: McCain Won't Pick Me as Veep
Dan Rather: McCain, Obama weigh veep timing

CQ Politics: Republican Party Coffers Offset Obamas Cash Advantage
Hill: GOP memo: McCain hangs tough in adverse environment
Rasmussen: New Mexico: Getting Closer, but Obama Still Leads by Five

WaPo: Editorial: McCain falls short of the standard he set by impugning Obama's motives

Minneapolis ST: A bounce from the convention? Blip more likely
CBS: Some Republicans Skipping GOP Convention

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 101 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday

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Washington Times: Mortgage bailout nears final passage
AP/Davis: Housing Bill Clears Senate Hurdle
AP/Davis: Senate close to passing housing aid
Hill: Senate invokes cloture on housing measure
Hill: DeMint: Removal of veto threat detrimental on housing
AP/Davis: Analysis: GOP chose base, not Bush in housing vote
Reuters: U.S. Senate seen backing housing bill, Bush to sign
NYT: Behind a G.O.P. Revolt, Ideology and Politics
AP/Riley: FDIC takes over 2 more banks, closing 28 branches

CQ Politics: Senate GOP Blocks Ending Energy Bill Debate
NYT: Senate Energy Debate at Impasse
Hill: GOP threatens to block adjournment
Rush Limbaugh: America Wants to Drill Now
CSM: Congress deadlocked on ways to lower gas prices
Townhall: General Electric and Al Gore Scheme to Undermine Domestic Oil Drilling
WaPo: Rising Feed Costs Sock Poultry Giants
WSJ: How Free Trade Can Help Solve the Energy Crisis
WSJ: Virginia Is Sitting on the Energy Mother Lode

WaPo: Satellite Radio Merger Approved: FCC Finally Backs Union of XM, Sirius
AP/Dunbar: FCC approves XM-Sirius satellite radio merger
AP/Dunbar: FCC poised to punish Comcast over Web blocking

NYT: Sidelined on Stump, Bush Raises Money for Party
AP: Bush travels to Illinois for private fundraiser

John Fund: The Far Left's War on Direct Democracy

WSJ: Roberts Can Do Better Than Consensus

WaPo: Friday House Line: How Big is Big?

Hill: FEC wont enforce 'Millionaire' rule

Fox: Guard Confirms Late-Night Hotel Encounter Between Ex-Sen. Edwards, Tabloid Reporters
National Enquirer: Edwards Affair: Enquirer report confirmed
National Enquirer: Edwards Affair: Criminal complaint filed
National Enquirer: John Edwards love child
National Enquirer: Sen. John Edwards caught with mistress and love child
Slate: LA Times gags bloggers

WaPo: Former Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Trying to Destroy Evidence
Hill: Lobbyist pleads guilty to destroying evidence

NEW YORK


NY Post/Dicker: Eliot may still face rap on dirty tricks
AP/Gormley: Spitzer probe delays to be reviewed
NY Post: Shamed NJ big 'fesses to Kristen tryst

RCP: Rudy's Back! But Will He Run For Gov?

Albany TU: SLA reimbursements probed
Capitol: Golisano Personal Contributions Go to Challengers in Western New York

NYDN: Independent to the last, Bloomberg criticizes primaries, won't pick pres
NYT: Bloomberg, on a Visit to Minneapolis, Urges Independents to Organize for Clout

NEW JERSEY

AP: Sources: Democratic Assemblyman Neil Cohen being investigated for child porn
AP/Hester: N.J. lawmakers seek filters on official computers amid child porn investigation of assemblyman
AP/Hester: NJ legislative computers to get porn filters

AP/Gold: Offshore drilling an emerging campaign issue in NJ

CALIFORNIA

NYT: California Bars Restaurant Use of Trans Fats
San Diego UT: Governor, controller clash on pay-cut plan

NEVADA

AP/Griffith: Judge denies motion against Nevada GOP
NYT: Campaigns Halt as Nevada Court Upholds Term Limits

WISCONSIN

AP/Foley: Wis. Democrats oust delegate over McCain support

MICHIGAN

DetN: Judge tightens reins on mayor: Bond, travel limits, drug tests ordered after incident
Detroit Free Press: Judge scolds mayor but spares him jail
Detroit Free Press: Editorial: Mr. Mayor, Enough!

Hill: Walberg outraised; Kilpatrick challengers cash-poor

NEW MEXICO

Rasmussen: New Mexico Senate: Udall Still Safely Ahead

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Bartlett declines to release tax files

ALASKA

Hill: Don Young radio ad cites wrong group

OKLAHOMA

Hill: Sen. Coburn taken to hospital

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: Lunsford ad targets McConnell's oil votes
Lexington Herald-Leader: Lunsford launches ad to rebut McConnell
AP/Schreiner: Lunsford attacks Sen. McConnell on energy

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/Woodward: What the WA gov candidiates won't talk about

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July 25, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WBNS: McCain Speaks At Lance Armstrong's Cancer Summit
LA Times: McCain holds small events in a key state: Ohio

WaPo: McCain Makes Significant Gains in Key Battleground States | Poll Data
New Republic: Today's Polls: McCain's Gaining, But Why?
Washington Times: Push for drilling benefits McCain
Newsday: Report: Bloomberg to tout McCain

WaPo: McCain May Act Soon on VP Pick: Aides Predict Announcement Before Olympics
Dick Morris: Romney: A Mistake for McCain

Hill: McCain camp calls Obama speech 'premature victory lap'
Rush Limbaugh: Appeaser Obama Could Not Deliver Berlin Speech Like Reagan or JFK
Spiegel: Huge Crowds Left with Mixed Feelings
Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama got very lucky

Rasmussen: McCain Opens Modest Lead in Ohio

Politico: House GOP says please veto Housing Bill
Dick Armey: The Fan/Fred Bailout Is a Scandal
WSJ: Amid Turmoil, U.S. Turns Away From Decades of Deregulation

WaPo: Editorial: Speaker Pelosi won't let the House debate the merits of offshore drilling
NYT: Oil Survey Says Arctic Has Riches
Human Events: Drilling in ANWR will Cut Gas Costs

NY: NY Post/Dicker: 4 Spitzer dirty tricksters broke law, says state integrity panel
NC: Hill: Local GOP disowns nominee vs. Shuler
PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Prominent GOP vets tout McCain in Green Tree
TX: Fox: Does Lance Armstrong Want To Be the Governor of Texas?
CA: SacBee: Thursday's outcry from state workers over pay may be just what gov wanted

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WBNS: McCain Speaks At Lance Armstrong's Cancer Summit
Fox: McCain Addresses Cancer Summit and Goes After Congress
LA Times: McCain holds small events in a key state: Ohio
AP/Raum: McCain visits German restaurant in Ohio
Toledo Blade: McCain campaigns in chic Ohio 'village'
Dayton Daily News: McCain vows funding to fight cancer
Politico: McCain jabs at media
NYT: Hey, Obama: Theres Bratwurst in Ohio, Too (but No Cheering Masses)

WaPo: McCain Makes Significant Gains in Key Battleground States | Poll Data
New Republic: Today's Polls: McCain's Gaining, But Why?
LA Times: John McCain picks up steam in Colorado and Minnesota
Fox: FOX News Poll: No Bounce for Obama From Overseas Trip

Washington Times: Push for drilling benefits McCain

Newsday: Report: Bloomberg to tout McCain
Politico: McCain to meet with Dalai Lama Friday in Aspen

WaPo: McCain May Act Soon on VP Pick: Aides Predict Announcement Before Olympics
WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Rob Portman
CNN: Today's VP buzz: Rob Portman
WSJ: Who'll Be McCain's Veep? Who Cares?
Detroit News: Mich. GOP wants McCain-Romney ticket
Dick Morris: Romney: A Mistake for McCain

Hill: McCain camp calls Obama speech 'premature victory lap'
WSJ: Baghdad, Berlin, Barack
Rush Limbaugh: Appeaser Obama Could Not Deliver Berlin Speech Like Reagan or JFK
Rush Limbaugh: Tear Down the Imaginary Walls!
NY Sun: McCain Camp Hopes for Backlash
Reuters: McCain takes swipe at Obama for Berlin speech
American Spectator: Obamas Campaign Hits the Wall
Spiegel: Huge Crowds Left with Mixed Feelings
Oliver North: Senator Obama's Excellent Adventure
Hill: Obama stresses global unity in Berlin speech
NYT: Obama Speaks to Germany on European Ties
WaPo: Obama Calls for Arms Control and Unity Against Terrorism
Chicago Tribune: Transcript of Obama's speech in Berlin

Atlantic: Obama Team Begins Work On Presidential Transition

Hill: Obama disappointed by McCains lose the war remark

Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama got very lucky

CQ Politics: Obama and McCain Trade Charges on Afghan Stance

Rasmussen: McCain Opens Modest Lead in Ohio
Rasmussen: Florida: Obama Ahead by One
Rasmussen: Pennsylvania: Obama Inches Further Ahead
Rasmussen: New Hampshire: Obama Holds Modest Lead

Politico: McCain struggles to overcome economy gap
Politico: McCain losing big with Latinos
CNN: Young Republicans worry about McCain's appeal

AP/Aamot: Police call communication key to convention peace

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 102 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Friday

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NYT: Stocks Drop Sharply; Banks Lead Decline
WaPo: Stocks Tumble After Sales of Existing Homes Fall
NYT: Ford Posts Loss of $8.7 Billion on Asset Woes

AP/Davis: Analysis: GOP stroked base in housing vote
Politico: House GOP says please veto Housing Bill
Hill: House GOP urges Bush to reconsider veto stance
Dick Armey: The Fan/Fred Bailout Is a Scandal
WSJ: Amid Turmoil, U.S. Turns Away From Decades of Deregulation
American Spectator: Bailing Out Kelo

WaPo: Editorial: Speaker Pelosi won't let the House debate the merits of offshore drilling
NYT: Effort to Address Gasoline Prices Stalls in the House
Hill: Democrats fail to win two-thirds on oil vote
AP/Taylor: GOP kills effort to release oil from US stockpile
Hill: Harkin: Gas cheaper because of ethanol
Washington Times: Group formed to push use of biofuels
NYT: Oil Survey Says Arctic Has Riches
Human Events: Drilling in ANWR will Cut Gas Costs

WaPo: CFTC Charges Firm With Manipulating Oil Prices
NYT: Firm Said to Manipulate Oil Market

NYT: Merger of XM and Sirius a Step Closer to Approval
WaPo: XM, Sirius Deal Nears Finality As Companies Agree to Fines
WaPo: FCC Fines XM, Sirius About $20 Million for Past Violations

AP/Abrams: Congress sends Bush legislation tripling funds for fighting AIDS globally
AP: How they voted: House roll call on AIDS bill

Hill: Senate likely to be in session Saturday
Jed Babbin: Don't Free the Coburn 35
CQ Politics: Republican Boycott Prevents Senate Panel Vote on EPA Subpoena

Hill: House GOP files gun bill discharge petition
CQ Politics: Democrats and Ethics: Swamp Not Drained Yet
CQ Politics: House Panel Approves Tax Equalization for Satellite TV
CQ Politics: House Panel Sets Conditions for Nuclear Deal With Russia

NYT: Ethics Panel Members Named
Hill: Goss among former members appointed to ethics office

WaPo: Giuliani Gives Pep Talk To Newer Lawmakers
Politico: GOP losing the new-media war
American Spectator: Bob Michel Returns
CQ Politics: Key House Races Shift, and its in the Democrats Favor
CQ Politics: Top 10: House Candidates and Increases in Cash on Hand
Hill: House GOP moving away from Bush to McCain

AP/Sullivan: Secret Service wants more money

WaPo: Pedestrian Hit by Columnist Is Elderly, Homeless

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: 4 Spitzer dirty tricksters broke law, says state integrity panel
NY Post: 'Ghost writer' Dopp
Albany TU: 4 Spitzer aides charged
NY Sun: Spitzer Aides Charged in Troopergate Probe
NYT: 4 Spitzer Officials Face Ethics Charges
AP/Gormley: NY panel accuses 4 ex-Spitzer aides of ethics violations
Reuters: Three Spitzer aides charged in NY ethics probe
NYDN: Only Eliot Spitzer aides charged in Troopergate scandal
BuffNews: Troopergate panel accuses former State Police superintendent, 3 Spitzer aides

Albany TU: Treadwell tries a lighter approach

WaPo: Rudy Giuliani's Son Files Suit Against Duke
NYT: Giulianis Son Discusses Duke Lawsuit
NY Post: Rudy's putt-head: Duke golfers glad 'rude' son is out
NYDN: Andrew Giuliani sues Duke University, coach over golf team dismissal

Central NY News: Senate approves Suddaby for seat on federal bench

NY Post: Wife trusts 'Kristen' pal

NORTH CAROLINA

Hill: Local GOP disowns nominee vs. Shuler
AP: GOP congressional candidate resumes campaign in 11th District

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Prominent GOP vets tout McCain in Green Tree

TEXAS

Fox: Does Lance Armstrong Want To Be the Governor of Texas?
Dallas MN: Senate candidate Noriega calls for wind, solar power in all Texas homes by 2019

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: State Police investigate alleged assault by mayor
Detroit Free Press: Wayne sheriff: Officer says Kilpatrick gave him 'significant' shove
Detroit Free Press: Council committee rejects request for scandal legal fees

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rasmussen: New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen Up by Five

CALIFORNIA

Sac Bee: Thursday's outcry from state workers over pay may be just what governor wanted
Sac Bee: Governor's pay-cut plan for state workers is just another gimmick

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July 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

USA Today: McCain's notable bio strikes a chord in Pa.
McClatchy: McCain touts nuclear energy, offshore oil drilling at town hall in Pennsylvania

Karl Rove: A Tale of Two Flip-Floppers
Ann Coulter: But will they respect him in the morning?
Dick Morris: Illegal RX? Barack Objects & Dick Answers
Robert Novak: They Fight but Can't Vote

Rush Limbaugh: McCain Takes Rush's Advice, Plans Chopper Visit to Oil Rig
NYT: McCain Event Is Thwarted by Hurricane

Rasmussen: Romney Tops List of Possible McCain Running Mates
Detroit News: Romney no longer denying possibility of VP slot
BizJournal: Romney heads McCain's VP short list; Pawlenty, Ridge also in the mix
US News: Republicans Worry McCain May Pick His Running Mate Too Soon

Minneapolis ST: Bush will address GOP convention on opening night
National Post: He's no Karl Rove, but Mark Salter is McCain's brain

Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Ignore National Enquirer on Breck Girl Affair, Love Child

NYT: House Passes Housing Bill After Bush Says He Will Sign It
WSJ: Housing Bill Will Extend Federal Role In Markets
WSJ: Housing Bill Hammers Taxpayers

CQ Politics: House Passes Highway Funding Bill, Brushing Aside Veto Threat
WaPo: House Passes Air Safety Bill To Limit FAA, Industry Ties
WaPo: FCC Close To Backing XM-Sirius Merger

WSJ: Democrats Against Drilling: Now they're shutting down Congress to avoid the issue
CQ Politics: Gingrich to House GOP: Stay on Message

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Rudy duo quits GOP team
NJ: Cherry Hill CP: Poll: Voters back Lautenberg on issues, but are wary of his age
NH: Concord Monitor: Shaheen's double-digit lead melts
MN: Hill: Coleman goes after Franken’s ‘juicy porn’ in TV ad
AK: WSJ: Republicans' Grip on Alaska Is Weakened
CA: Sacramento Bee: Governor set to slash state workers' pay
OH: WLW: Pete Rose's Prosecutor to be GOP's AG Nominee
MO: AP: Missouri: Republican gubernatorial debate gets testy

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USA Today: McCain's notable bio strikes a chord in Pa.
McClatchy: McCain touts nuclear energy, offshore oil drilling at town hall in Pennsylvania
Boston Globe: McCain talks energy in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain hammers rival on Iraq
Wilkes Barre TL: McCain straight talks Wilkes Barre
Fox: McCain Fundraises in Pennsylvania
Reuters: McCain says Israel faces gravest threat in its history
AP: McCain, Lance Armstrong to appear together in Ohio

NYT: McCain Event Is Thwarted by Hurricane
Times-Picayune: McCain cancels New Orleans stop
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Takes Rush's Advice, Plans Chopper Visit to Oil Rig
NY Sun: Weather Forces McCain to Cancel Event on Oil Rig Off Gulf Coast
WaPo: McCain and the Safety of Offshore Drilling

Rasmussen: Romney Tops List of Possible McCain Running Mates
Detroit News: Romney no longer denying possibility of VP slot
Boston Globe: Can Romney buy the VP nomination?
Boston Herald: John McCains selling point better not be Mitt Romney
American Spectator: McCain Should Say No to Mitt
US News: Republicans Worry McCain May Pick His Running Mate Too Soon
CNN: Jindal: I will not be McCain's VP
WSJ: The McCain Veep Hoax
Reuters: McCain praises Pawlenty, Jindal as VP talk sizzles
Mlive: Tim Pawlenty calls it an honor to be mentioned as potential McCain VP
BizJournal: Romney heads McCain's VP short list; Pawlenty, Ridge also in the mix
WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Tom Ridge

Karl Rove: A Tale of Two Flip-Floppers
Ann Coulter: But will they respect him in the morning?
Dick Morris: Illegal RX? Barack Objects & Dick Answers
Robert Novak: They Fight but Can't Vote

AP/Raum: McCain credits Bush for drop in oil price
WSJ: Voter Unease With Obama Lingers Despite His Lead
American Thinker: The Bubble of Obama Supremacy
Baltimore Sun: McCain tells Md. Republicans: 'I know how to win wars'
WaPo: McCain Still Waiting for His Turn at Good Luck
Boston Globe: For McCain, Net deficit with young
Boston Herald: Love-sick press jilts McCain
AP/Kuhnhenn: Veterans group hits McCain on troop pullout
AP/Raum: McCain denies he misstated timing of Iraq surge; says some elements began before Bush's order

National Post: He's no Karl Rove, but Mark Salter is McCain's brain

NYT: With Arizona Changing, McCain Focuses on Home

AP: McCain returns to California for twin fundraisers
Hill: Lieberman donors are not rushing to give to McCain

Rasmussen: Minnesota: Obama Leads by Twelve
Rasmussen: Colorado: Obama Holds Seven-Point Lead
AP: McCain adviser, Republican head coming to Wis.
Guardian UK: American Jews predicted to vote Democrat by significant margin

Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Ignore National Enquirer on Breck Girl Affair, Love Child

Minneapolis ST: Bush will address GOP convention on opening night
Politico: Bush to speak to RNC Sept. 1
WaPo: Election 2008: Republican National Convention CEO
Pioneer Press: RNC Demonstrations / Anti-war group plans 'militant' protest

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 103 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Thursday

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Hill: House passes housing bill
WaPo: Huge Housing Bill Set to Become Law
NYT: House Passes Housing Bill After Bush Says He Will Sign It
WSJ: Housing Bill Will Extend Federal Role In Markets
WSJ: Paulson Directs Push to Support Fannie, Freddie
WSJ: Housing Bill Hammers Taxpayers
WaPo: House Passes Massive Housing Rescue Bill
Politico: WH yanks threat to veto housing bill
Washington Times: Bush lifts threat of veto, endorses mortgage rescue
Hill: White House drops veto threat on housing bill
Hill: DeMint plans to stall passage of housing bill
AP/Davis: House OKs rescue for homeowners, Freddie, Fannie
AP: Roll-Call Vote on Housing Bill
WSJ/Christopher Cox: What the SEC Really Did on Short Selling
NRO: Wall Street Likes the Bailout plus Drill, Drill, Drill

CQ Politics: House Passes Highway Funding Bill, Brushing Aside Veto Threat
AP/Abrams: House approves $8 billion to shore up highway trust as it heads into the red

WaPo: House Passes Air Safety Bill To Limit FAA, Industry Ties

CQ Politics: House Panel Approves Bill to Spur Use of Electronic Health Records

NY Sun: Senate Panel Will Probe a Tax Haven

WSJ: Democrats Against Drilling: Now they're shutting down Congress to avoid the issue
Hill: Senate GOP issues ultimatum to expand oil drilling
CNN: Crackdown on oil speculators caught up in partisan squabble
WSJ: Energy Speculation Eludes Senate Curb
Philadelphia Inquirer: Congress should curb its enthusiasm for curbing oil speculation
NYT: Pickens: The Oil Man Cometh
NYT: Spotlight on Gas Prices, and Parties in Stalemate
WSJ/Stephen Moore: The Insanity of Drive-55 Laws
AP/Fram: Economy top issue, but energy concerns grow most as Iraq dips in AP-Ipsos poll
CQ Politics: Gingrich to House GOP: Stay on Message
Human Events: What Part of 'Drill Now' do they Not Understand?
Bloomberg: Arctic May Hold 90 Billion Barrels of Oil, U.S. Says

WaPo: FCC Close To Backing XM-Sirius Merger
WaPo: XM-Sirius Merger Decision Could Come Today
NYT: Merger of XM and Sirius Appears Close to Approval
AP/Dunbar: Swing vote on FCC will OK radio deal if companies pay penalty, source says

AP/Werner: First cong. hearing sparks heated debate on 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Politico: House Republicans fire off letter to New York Times
Washington Times: Editorial: The NYT and the McCain op-ed

Hill: Dems use Emmett Till bill to pressure Coburn

Politico: Taxpayers pay for rep's big-screen TVs

Politico: Novak cited after hitting pedestrian

Wired: Road Trip! Young Republicans Blog and Twitter Their Way Across the U.S.

Washington Times: Bill jeered as omnibus earmark
WSJ/Pat Toomey: Voters Want Less Pork, Even in Their Own District

Human Events: Celebrating Rushs 20 Years of Broadcast Excellence

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Rudy duo quits GOP team
Albany TU: Bruno assumes CEO role at consultant
Newsday: School tax cap is Dean Skelos' suburban GOP hope
Troy Record: Graziano succeeds Kermani had head of Albany GOP
Albany TU: Audit faults Soares office
NY Post: Gov pulls switch on death cell
NY Post: Spitzer's Kristen finds a new fun guy
Buffalo News: Paterson vows to veto bills that would weaken city, county control boards
Washington Times: Rangel files for ethics probe of own actions

NEW JERSEY

Cherry Hill CP: Poll: Voters back Lautenberg on issues, but are wary of his age
AP/Hester: Poll gives Lautenberg lead in NJ Senate race

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: State primaries set for Aug. 12

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Monitor: Shaheen's double-digit lead melts
Boston Globe: Poll says N.H. Senate race tightens
WSJ: Out-of-State Funds Fuel Sununu-Shaheen Fight in N.H.

MINNESOTA

Hill: Coleman goes after Frankens juicy porn in TV ad
Minneapolis ST: Coleman answers Franken ad with geniality
Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate Race Still a Toss-Up

COLORADO

Rush Limbaugh: Senator Ken Salazar Stands in the Way of Lower Gas Prices

WYOMING

NYT: A State That Never Was in Wyoming

ALABAMA

NYT: Rove Denies Involvement in Prosecution of Governor

VIRGINIA

Washington Times: Virginia GOP eyes McCain for '09 boost
WaPo: Gilmore Filed False Information On Campaign Disclosure Forms
WaPo: Warner vs. Gilmore and a Pocketful of Blogs

MICHIGAN

WSJ: Michigan Power Grab
Detroit Free Press: Worthy wants to release even more texts

ALASKA

WSJ: Republicans' Grip on Alaska Is Weakened
AP/Quinn: Alaska House approves natural gas pipeline license for TransCanada

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Schwarzenegger seeks to slash state workers' pay till budget passes
Sacramento Bee: Governor set to slash state workers' pay
AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger threatens minimum wage for workers

OHIO

Toledo Blade: Ex-prosecutor vies for Ohio attorney general
AP/Majors: Republican enters Ohio A.G. race
Dayton Daily News: Crites says he's no 'sacrificial lamb'
WLW: Pete Rose's Prosecutor to be GOP's AG Nominee

Cleveland PD: Gov. Ted Strickland may shift Republican Ohio legislators out of House races

AP: Ohio GOP criticizes Brunner's ruling

MISSOURI

AP: Missouri: Republican gubernatorial debate gets testy

OREGON

PolitickerOR: Oregon Veterans gather to support McCain

HAWAII

Hawaii Reporter: Hawaii GOP Requests State and City Elections Officers Uphold Candidate Filing Laws

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: A very red state changing its hue?

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July 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Boston Globe: McCain hits rival sharply on Iraq
NYT: With the Mideast a Priority for Both Campaigns, McCain Intensifies His Attack

NYT: McCain Web Video Takes Aim at Media
YouTube: Video: Obama Love

Washington Times: Rumor turns talk to McCain: Running-mate prospects eyed
NRO/Parker: Is Bobby Jindal The One Republicans Have Been Waiting For?

WSJ: Lawmakers Agree on Outline of Big Housing Pact
AP/Davis: Rescue of mortgage giants could hit $25 billion
WSJ: The Fannie Mae Gang
Fox/Hume: Questions About Special Mortgage Sen. Chris Dodd Secured from Countrywide

Washington Times: Energy legislation stalls on partisan bickering
CQ Politics: Gingrich to ‘Drill’ GOP Leaders
American Spectator: Shut Up and Produce Some Oil
Hill: Senate Dems offer moderate concessions on drilling

Washington Times: FAA reform bill OK'd unanimously
NYT: Veto Seems More Likely in Battle Over Tobacco Bill

AP: Former Rep. Duke Cunningham seeks clemency from Bush on bribery conviction
Hill: DeLay’s lawyer rules out seeking pardon from Bush

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Rudy big demoted in a GOP civil war
CO: Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Udall 47% Schaffer 43%
GA: AP: Bush helps pump money into campaign of GOP challenger Rick Goddard
LA: KSLA: Kennedy now only republican in LA senate race
TX: Hill: Emergency landing for Texas congressmen
CA: LA Times: California foreclosures up 261% from '07 levels
PA: NRO/Malkin: Lt. Col. Russell: The man who could topple Jack Murtha

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Boston Globe: McCain hits rival sharply on Iraq
NYT: With the Mideast a Priority for Both Campaigns, McCain Intensifies His Attack
Human Events: McCain Strikes Back
American Thinker: The Complex Success of the Surge

Politico: McCain says coverage is 'fun to watch'
NYT: McCain Web Video Takes Aim at Media
YouTube: Video: Obama Love
Rasmussen: Belief Growing That Reporters are Trying to Help Obama Win

Washington Times: Rumor turns talk to McCain: Running-mate prospects eyed
CNN: Vice president buzz swirls around McCain
AP/Raum: McCain may name his running mate in a few days
NRO/Parker: Is Bobby Jindal The One Republicans Have Been Waiting For?
Human Events: McCain Veepstakes: Gov. Charlie Crist

ABC: Bush a Double-Edged Sword for McCain

Human Events: NY Times Rejection Letter to John McCain
Hill: Richardson to McCain: Stop whining about editorial

Telegraph UK: Tory MPs abandon Republicans to back Barack Obama

AP/Bakst: Republicans start arena conversion for convention

WaPo/Kurtz: Is McCain's Age Showing? Tongues Wag Over Flubs
AP/Yost: Payne paid $130,000 to McCain adviser for lobbying largely on energy issues

AO: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 104 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday

NATIONAL





WSJ: Lawmakers Agree on Outline of Big Housing Pact
Hill: Frank announces housing deal
AP/Davis: Rescue of mortgage giants could hit $25 billion
Reuters: Vote looms in Congress on housing rescue plan
Politico: Showdown looms for housing rescue
Politico: Solving the Fannie and Freddie problem
CQ Politics: Housing Bill Headed to House Floor
CQ Politics: Dimensions of a Mortgage Crisis
WaPo: Hill Budget Chief Weighs Odds, Cost Of Rescue Plan
NYT: Problems at Loan Giants Push Mortgage Rates Higher
NYT: Two Troubled Banks Each Post Billions in Losses
NYT: A Mortgage Rescue Strains Calculations
NYT: A Private, Blunter Bush Declares, Wall Street Got Drunk
WSJ: The Fannie Mae Gang
Fox/Hume: Questions About Special Mortgage Sen. Chris Dodd Secured from Countrywide

Hill: ANWR split gives GOP 2 platforms
NYT: Uprising Against the Ethanol Mandate
NYT: E.P.A. Delays Ruling on Ethanol
AP/Blaney: EPA delays on Perry's request to reduce amount of ethanol required in gasoline
American Spectator: Indefensible Biofuels
IHT: Ethanol industry braces for EPA decision on its future
NYT: Nissan Says Electric Cars Will Be Quickly Profitable
Guardian UK: US bill to rein in oil speculators wins test vote
Hill: House Dems to offer up Oil Reserve swap
Hill: Drilling votes stall appropriations work
AP/Gamboa: Pickens: Either build wind-power lines or get out of private sector's way
CQ Politics: House Prepares to Steer Highway Fund Into Fast Lane
WSJ: Democrats and Energy: Reality Bites

Washington Times: FAA reform bill OK'd unanimously
AP/Abrams: Legislation seeks to end cozy relations between FAA and airlines

NYT: Veto Seems More Likely in Battle Over Tobacco Bill
AP/A-Z: Broad support in Congress for FDA authority to regulate tobacco products

Hill: Lawmakers tweak privacy language to keep business community on board with IT bill

Washington Times: Hollywood's conservative underground

Hill: Dems pressured on guns

Hill: Air Force nominee offering positive signals for Lockheed

NRO/McCarthy: After Boumediene, Congress must restore order and has the power to do it
NYT: Mukaseys Wary Start Dismays Ex-Backers

NY Sun: Boehner Rejects 'Contract With America'
Hill: Not all campaigns pouring energy into the energy crisis
WaPo: The GOP's Cyrus Krohn Has His Sites Set On Updating the Party's Internet Connection
AP: Former Rep. Duke Cunningham seeks clemency from Bush on bribery conviction
Politico: Where do lawmakers' budgets go?
Politico: In campaigns, tax liens emerge as issue
Politico: Five Dems at risk of losing in November
Hill: Reid counters Coburn holds by threatening a long weekend
American Thinker: Why Doesn't The GOP Leadership Just Resign?

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Rudy big demoted in a GOP civil war
Albany TU: Criminal investigation centers on Sweeney, lobbying business

NY1: Bruno Joins Private Sector As CEO Of IT Company
NYT: Bruno Takes New Job at Firm That Does Business With the State
Albany TU: Brunos new life
NY Post: Bruno on the job
Newsday: Bruno takes job at company with state contracts
Buffalo News: Bruno lands on his feet with company that does business with state
Buffalo News: Editorial: Bruno should ensure war chest is used as donors intended

Albany TU: Paterson ready to send out S.O.S.

NYDN: Rev. Al Sharpton: I've 'learned'
NY Post: State to get its $hot at Rev. Al

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: New poll finds Obama with big lead in NJ

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Udall 47% Schaffer 43%

GEORGIA

AP/Evans: Georgia law allowing guns at Atlanta airport raises security concerns
AP: Bush raises money for GOP House challenger
AP: Bush helps pump money into campaign of GOP challenger Rick Goddard

LOUISIANA

KSLA: Kennedy now only republican in LA senate race

MINNESOTA

AP: Shunned GOP lawmaker to run for state Senate

MISSOURI

AP: Democrats health plan would restore governors cuts

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CQ Politics: New Hampshire Senate Race Now Leans Shaheen
Nashua Telegraph: Poll finds war less important than economy for voters; Republican stops here today

OREGON

WaPo: Big GOP Donor Faced Trouble Back Home

ALASKA

AP/Quinn: Alaska House OKs gas pipeline license

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Worthy bolsters charges against mayor
Detroit Free Press: War of words, charges for mayor and Worthy

TEXAS

Hill: DeLays lawyer rules out seeking pardon from Bush
Hill: Emergency landing for Texas congressmen

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California foreclosures up 261% from '07 levels

PENNSYLVANIA

NRO/Malkin: Lt. Col. Russell: The man who could topple Jack Murtha

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July 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: McCain Meets With Bush 41 in Kennebunkport
NYT: McCain, at Bush Home, Faults Obama on War Plan

NYT: McCain Links Obama and High Gas Prices
YouTube: Video: ¨Pump¨ McCain TV Ad

AP/Raum: McCain releases new ad, insists he was right and Obama wrong about Iraq war
YouTube: Video: "Troop Funding" McCain TV Ad

USA Today: Cindy McCain touring Rwanda

Rush Limbaugh: NY Times Rejects McCain Op-Ed
Politico: NYT wanted "timetables" in McCain op-ed

Robert Novak: Sources say McCain Veep Pick to Come This Week
Washington Times: Speculation rife in VP sweepstakes
WaPo: McCain To Meet With Jindal

NYT: Conservative Group Takes on Obama in Ad and Film
YouTube: Video: Hype - The Obama Effect Movie Advertisement

Rasmussen: McCain Still Holds Solid Lead In Georgia
Detroit News: Michigan a toss-up for Obama, McCain
Rasmussen: Alaska: McCain Leads Obama 45% to 40%
Boston Globe: Obama barely leads in New Hampshire
Arizona Republic: McCain, Obama rally efforts in up-for-grabs Va.

Las Vegas Sun: Gas prices swaying tottering voters
Hill: Bingaman’s energy bill to include drilling
WSJ: Senate bill will drive oil 'speculators' to markets in other countries

WSJ/Shelby Steele: Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama
American Spectator: Why Obama Models Dukakis

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Gov warns of Wall St. bonus blow
NJ: AP/Gold: Lautenberg drops Boss tix request for fundraiser
CA: Hill: Sen. Boxer gets in shape to fight the Terminator
TN: Hill: Alexander backs Davis vs. primary foe
GA: Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Senator Chambliss Holds onto Strong Leads Over Dems
KY: Lexington Herald-Leader: Nighbert leaves job as Republican aide

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WSJ: McCain Meets With Bush 41 in Kennebunkport
NYT: McCain, at Bush Home, Faults Obama on War Plan
Boston Globe: McCain fires away in N.E. swing
AP/Raum: McCain releases new ad, insists he was right and Obama wrong about Iraq war
YouTube: Video: "Troop Funding" McCain TV Ad
Reuters: McCain Indicates U.S. Troops Could Withdraw In 2 Years
Buffalo News: McCain lands in Buffalo, heads to campaign fundraisers
WGRZ: Huge Buffalo Fundraiser For McCain
LA Times: Does Kemp scramble his 'dear friend' McCain's nerves?
USA Today: Cindy McCain touring Rwanda

Reuters: U.S. Will Never Allow "Second Holocaust": McCain

Rush Limbaugh: NY Times Rejects McCain Op-Ed
Politico: NYT wanted "timetables" in McCain op-ed
Reuters: McCain opinion article rejected by New York Times
AP/Sanner: New York Times defends not running McCain op-ed
NYT: The Times and the McCain Op-Ed
NYDN: John McCain attacks New York Times after Op-Ed column rejected

Rush Limbaugh: Congress Plans Gas Tax Hike; Rush Advises McCain on Response
NYT: McCain Links Obama and High Gas Prices
YouTube: Video: Pump McCain TV Ad

CQ Politics: McCain Is Spending Fast to Spend Down

Robert Novak: Sources say McCain Veep Pick to Come This Week
Politico: McCain closes in on VP
CSM: Picking a No. 2 in the glare of the Internet age
Washington Times: Speculation rife in VP sweepstakes
WaPo: McCain To Meet With Jindal

Rasmussen: McCain Still Holds Solid Lead In Georgia
Detroit News: Michigan a toss-up for Obama, McCain
Rasmussen: Alaska: McCain Leads Obama 45% to 40%
Boston Globe: Obama barely leads in New Hampshire
Arizona Republic: McCain, Obama rally efforts in up-for-grabs Va.

WaPo: McCain's Maverick Side: Grandpa Would Be Proud
Washington Times: Cellmate during war is backer, friend for life
American Thinker: The McCain Administration

OC Register: McCain can't win for losing on immigration

NYT: Conservative Group Takes on Obama in Ad and Film
Politico: Anti-Obama movie roll-out begins
YouTube: Video: Hype - The Obama Effect Movie Advertisement

ABC: Lieberman to Speak Before Hagee Group
AP/Miga: Lieberman to speak to controversial pastor's group
American Spectator: Republicans and Religious Voters

AP/Fouhy: GOP counting on convention planning, venue to lift McCain's prospects
CQ Politics: McCain No Longer Winning One for the Gipper?

AP/Gearan: State Department warns embassies to give only minimal aid to traveling presidential candidates

Politico: McCain gaffes pile up; critics pile on
Time: Never Underestimate McCain, But...

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 105 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday

WSJ/Shelby Steele: Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama
American Spectator: Why Obama Models Dukakis

NATIONAL

Las Vegas Sun: Gas prices swaying tottering voters
Hill: Bingamans energy bill to include drilling
Hill: Democrats consider new energy strategy
AP/Cappiello: Bush administration taking step toward squeezing oil from shale deposits
WSJ: Al Gore's Doomsday Clock

Washington Times: Pickens sounds alarm over energy policy
WaPo: Pickens Reinvents Himself With Alternative-Energy Campaign
Hill: On energy, T. Boone Pickens sees bipartisan fault
Hill: Q&A with T. Boone Pickens
Politico: Pickens' words more than just wind

WSJ: Senate bill will drive oil 'speculators' to markets in other countries
Hill: Dems pressure GOP on Senate speculation bill
CBS: McConnell Hedges On Oil Speculation Bill
Hill: Oil bill pits Wall Street vs. airlines

WSJ: Mr. Mukasey's Modest Proposal
NYT: Administration Calls for Action on Detainees
Hill: Mukasey urges Congress to act on Gitmo detainees
NY Sun: Mukasey: Bar Guantanamo Detainees From U.S.

AP/Davis: Lawmakers move to curb Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac pay
WSJ: A Better Way to Support Home Buyers

Hill: Money woes continue for congressional Republicans
Politico: GOP senators scramble for life boats
WaPo: Young Republicans, Blue About the Prospects Ahead
Politico: Is Congress the new punching bag?

Hill: Ethics take back seat to economy

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Gov warns of Wall St. bonus blow
Albany TU: Treadwell questions petitions from Rocque, Wallace
AP/Bauman: Paterson backs plan for low-interest student loans
Albany TU: Upstate New York's looming natural gas nightmare
NYDN: Feds drop criminal probe of Rev. Al Sharpton's finances

NEW JERSEY

AP: Senator Drops Request to Buy V.I.P. Seats to Springsteen
AP/Gold: Lautenberg drops Boss tix request for fundraiser
AP/Hester: Attempt to recall New Jersey governor falling flat

CALIFORNIA

Hill: Sen. Boxer gets in shape to fight the Terminator
Politico: Calif. GOP recruit fails to fundraise
CQ Politics: Campaign Cash Flows to Pelosis Republican Opponent Despite Difficult Odds
San Diego UT: Legislators divided over tax hikes, spending cuts

INDIANA

Hill: GOP picks replacement for Carson seat

TENNESSEE

Hill: Alexander backs Davis vs. primary foe

MISSOURI

Hill: Club for Growth launches ads in 9th

NEVADA

AP: Nevada Republican Party sued
AP/Werner: Senate leader seeks energy refuge as home-state solar booster

IOWA

NYT: Grassley Has No Convention Vote

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Senator Chambliss Holds onto Strong Leads Over Democrats

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Adcox: SC state senator criticized for posting photo on blog that compares Obama and Osama bin Laden

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Worthy to alter charge

ILLINOIS

Pat Buchanan: Successor to Barry's Senate seat apparently believes that ducks come from Mexico and speak Spanish

COLORADO

CQ Politics: Udall Moves Ahead in Colorado Senate Race

KENTUCKY

Lexington Herald-Leader: Nighbert leaves job as Republican aide
Louisville Courier-Journal: Nighbert leaves GOP staff

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Democrats deny inquiry into Gregoire's gambling pacts

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Senator files ethics complaint

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: McCain due in city for fundraiser
WaPo: McCain to Hold Fundraiser in Baltimore

FLORIDA

Palm Beach Post: Stumping for McCain, Lieberman says Democrats have 'changed dramatically'

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