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June 21, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Bloomberg: McCain, Helped by Republican Party, Has More Money Than Obama
Hill: RNC raised $24.4 million, NRCC struggle continues
Robert Novak: Obama turns to Washington insiders for money

NYT: McCain Pushes Nafta in Visit to Canada as Obama, Again, Defends His View
Rasmussen: 56% Want NAFTA Renegotiated, Americans Divided on Free Trade

Palm Beach Post: Drilling futile, Obama insists
Fox: Drilling Off Florida Coast Offers Benefits, Risks

Angus Reid: Florida: McCain 47%, Obama 39%
Rasmussen: Ohio: McCain, Obama Neck-and-Neck
Rasmussen: Colorado: Race tightens, Obama 43%, McCain 41%

WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Charlie Crist
NYT: Charlie Crist: Is He the Ticket?
E&P: 'NYT' Sunday Preview: Those Charlie Crist Rumors

Hill: Bush praises FISA deal, war vote
WaPo: House Passes Spy Bill; Senate Expected to Follow
CBS: Reid Sets Tuesday Deadline For Global AIDS Bill
CQ Politics: Chambers Expect Agreement on Housing, Hope to Send Bill to Bush in July
NYT: With Flurry of Deals, and Eye on Calendar, Congress Clears Decks
WSJ: We'll Rue Having Judges on the Battlefield
Rasmussen: Congressional Ratings Hit All-Time Lows, 30% Say Most in Congress Corrupt

NY: NYDN: Eliot Spitzer's family getaway
MD: NYT: Officials Raid Baltimore Mayor’s Home
SC: AP/Davenport: Graham's Dem challenger was SC county GOP official
FL: AP/Farrington: Critics say Fla. gov. flip-flops for McCain

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Bloomberg: McCain, Helped by Republican Party, Has More Money Than Obama
LA Times: McCain, Obama each surpass $21 million in May fundraising
Washington Times: Obama winning fundraising race
Robert Novak: Obama turns to Washington insiders for money

WaPo: McCain Defends Trade Pact
NYT: McCain Pushes Nafta in Visit to Canada as Obama, Again, Defends His View
Washington Times: McCain rips Obama trade views as a retreat
Reuters: McCain praises NAFTA on Canadian trip
Toronto Star: Beware Obama, McCain says
Toronto Star: Visitor not conservative enough for Tories
Rasmussen: 56% Want NAFTA Renegotiated, Americans Divided on Free Trade

St. Petersburg Times: Shift on immigration could cost McCain
Politico: McCains immigration zigzag
Boston Globe: Obama hits McCain on meeting with Hispanic leaders

AP/Fouhy: Analysis: Will McCain's Carter link ring true?

Palm Beach Post: Drilling futile, Obama insists
AP/Pickler: Obama criticizes McCain on offshore drilling
Fox: Drilling Off Florida Coast Offers Benefits, Risks
LA Times: Editorial: McCain and Bush, oil opportunists

NYT: Bloomberg, in Florida, Blasts Rumor About Obama
AP: Mayor Bloomberg defends Obama before Florida Jews
AP/Kugler: Bloomberg defends Obama before Jewish audience

NYT: A Featured Spot for Rove Raises at Least One Eyebrow

Angus Reid: Florida: McCain 47%, Obama 39%
Rasmussen: Ohio: McCain, Obama Neck-and-Neck
Rasmussen: Colorado: Race tightens, Obama 43%, McCain 41%

NYT: Ready to Attack Obama, if Some Money Arrives
Politico: Broke: GOP third-party effort nonexistent

CBS: Hagel Says He'd Consider An Obama VP Offer
AP/Bratton: Hagel says he'd consider VP offer from Obama

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: Details of May presidential fundraising

AP/Peck: Cindy McCain praises UN relief for cyclone victims

WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Charlie Crist
NYT: Charlie Crist: Is He the Ticket?
E&P: 'NYT' Sunday Preview: Those Charlie Crist Rumors
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani keeps doors open despite ending presidential campaign
MSNBC: VEEP watch

NATIONAL



Hill: Bush praises FISA deal, war vote
AP/Riechmann: Bush in Florida, NC for GOP fundraisers

WSJ: The FHA Time Bomb: Congress wants taxpayers to dive into the subprime market

WaPo: Big Promises Bump Into Budget Realities

NYT: House Passes Bill on Federal Wiretapping Powers
WaPo: House Passes Spy Bill; Senate Expected to Follow
AP/Hess: House passes new surveillance law
Politico: House passes FISA update
Hill: House passes FISA overhaul
ZDNet: House approves telecom immunity in compromise

CBS: Reid Sets Tuesday Deadline For Global AIDS Bill

CQ Politics: Chambers Expect Agreement on Housing, Hope to Send Bill to Bush in July

WaPo: Tax Stalemate Creates Friction Between GOP, Business Allies

NYT: With Flurry of Deals, and Eye on Calendar, Congress Clears Decks

NYT: U.S. May Free Up More Land for Corn Crops

WSJ: We'll Rue Having Judges on the Battlefield

WaPo: McClellan Testifies About Bush Team
NYT: Former Bush Aide Testifies About C.I.A. Leak
WaPo: House Panel Proves McClellan's Point Without Even Trying
Reuters: Bush didn't know about CIA leak: McClellan
AP/Kellman: McClellan: Bush must blame himself for mistrust
Politico: The Plame game
Hill: McClellan stays on message

Rasmussen: Congressional Ratings Hit All-Time Lows, 30% Say Most in Congress Corrupt
Politico: Confidence in Congress at record low

Hill: RNC raised $24.4 million, NRCC struggle continues

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK



Albany TU: Who loses in the property tax cap debate?
Newsday: Doctor discipline bill may hinge on malpractice changes
NYDN: Eliot Spitzer's family getaway

NY Post: MTA big to Gov: We deserve free pass
NY Sun: MTA Board Member Backs Down on Perks

MARYLAND

NYT: Officials Raid Baltimore Mayors Home

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: Graham's Dem challenger was SC county GOP official

FLORIDA

Sarasota HT: Looking ahead to election now that candidates are set
AP/Farrington: Critics say Fla. gov. flip-flops for McCain

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Pay may be denied for Detroit mayor's lawyers
Detroit Free Press: City Council balks at legal overload

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rasmussen: New Hampshire Senate: Incumbent Sununu (R) in Deeper Trouble
Rasmussen: NH: Boost from Women Strengthens Obama Lead in the Granite State

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Alabama Dem May Make Historic Bid for Governor

IOWA

Radio Iowa: Democrat Culver critical of Republican candidate McCain's visit to Iowa

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Different year, same yammering about California's budget deficit
SF Chronicle: Calif. Democratic lawmaker weighs switch to GOP

OHIO

Cleveland PD: Republicans have yet to choose nominee for Ohio attorney general
Columbus Dispatch: Ex-attorney general defends campaign-fund expenditures
Cleveland PD: Marc Dann to reimburse campaign in response to audit
Columbus Dispatch: Governor prepared legal case to oust Dann
AP: GOP prosecutor won't run for Ohio attorney general

Cleveland PD: Number of Republican women in Ohio Senate half that of 1923

VIRGINIA

Loudoun Times: Mark Warner touts bipartisanship in U.S. Senate run

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Levy: Rendell elects 4 to Pa. appellate courts

MISSOURI

AP: Hulshof defends missed vote on flood aid

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June 20, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain reports May finances, sets personal record
AP/Espo: McCain tours flood-damaged southeastern Iowa

Dick Morris: McCain Scores with Offshore Drilling Proposal
Charles Krauthammer: McCain's Oil Epiphany
Rasmussen: Florida: Call For Offshore Drilling May Help McCain in Sunshine State

WaPo: The Case for Tim Pawlenty
USA Today: McCain: Pawlenty has 'big place' in GOP plans

WaPo: Obama to Reject Public Funds for Election
WSJ: A Reformer's Progress: Obama flips on public campaign money, and blames McCain

NYT: Supreme Court Eases Age Bias Suits for Workers

NYT: House Approves Veterans’ Education Aid in a Deal on War Spending
WaPo: Surveillance Bill Offers Protection To Telecom Firms
WSJ: The Intelligence Deal: Good for the telecoms, bad for the Presidency
WaPo: Veto Threat for Housing Bill: White House Objects to Funding Plan for FHA Program
Reuters: Ethics panel examines lawmakers' Countrywide loans
Fox: McClellan to Testify Before House in CIA Leak Investigation
Hill: Cheney gets last laugh

Larry Sabato: The '08 Battles for the U.S. Senate

Peggy Noonan: A Life's Lesson: Tim Russert teaches us what the world really values

NY: Newsday: Bruno eases back from opposition to tax-increase cap
SC: NYT: Group Sues to Keep Cross Off Car Plates
NH: EJ Dionne: Jump Ball for New Hampshire
AZ: Arizona Republic: State: Bipartisan talks break down; deadline near
IN: Indianapolis Star: Indiana may be in play
MI: AP/Hoffman: McCain campaign names Michigan staff, other posts
MN: Pioneer Press: McCain tackles the issues but stays mum on Pawlenty
FL: LA Times: Jeb Bush rallies to the defense of John McCain, Charlie Crist

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain reports May finances, sets personal record

AP/Espo: McCain tours flood-damaged southeastern Iowa
AP/Glover: Culver aides: McCain ignored request to cancel Iowa visit

AP/Tarm: McCain meets with Hispanic leaders

Dick Morris: McCain Scores with Offshore Drilling Proposal
Charles Krauthammer: McCain's Oil Epiphany
Rasmussen: Florida: Call For Offshore Drilling May Help McCain in Sunshine State
Washington Times: McCain oil plan fosters reliance on Middle East
US News: Offshore Oil Drilling Debate Could Hurt Obama
Boston Globe: Most back McCain on offshore drilling

LA Times: The real McCain
Detroit Free Press: McCain the maverick goes MIA

WaPo: The Case for Tim Pawlenty
USA Today: McCain: Pawlenty has 'big place' in GOP plans
CBS: McCain Campaigns With Possible VP
LA Times: Obama-Clinton smacks McCain-Romney

AP/Mason: Cindy McCain has harsh words for Myanmar's leaders
Politico: Cindy says families should be off-limits but calls plane question "relevant"

Politico: Ghosts in the GOP attack machine

Atlanta JC: McCain, Obama essentially tied in Georgia, poll says

WaPo: Obama to Reject Public Funds for Election
Washington Times: Obama abandons pledge, seeks donor funds
NYT: Obama Forgoes Public Funds in First for Major Candidate
NYT: Obamas Decision Is Biggest Threat Yet to Public Financing System
AP/Sidoti: With money, Obama to try to widen the battleground
NYT: Editorial: Public Funding on the Ropes
NYT/David Brooks: The Two Obamas
WaPo: The Small-Donor Fallacy
WSJ: A Reformer's Progress: Obama flips on public campaign money, and blames McCain
Lawrence Lindsey: Obama Turns FDR Upside Down
Politico: Politicos guide to Obamas opt-out

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

NYT: Supreme Court Eases Age Bias Suits for Workers
WSJ: Freedom of Business Speech: Supreme Court votes to keep labor policy neutral

WaPo: Domestic Spending Intact as House Passes War Bill
AP/Taylor: House votes to provide $162 billion in war funding
NYT: House Approves Veterans Education Aid in a Deal on War Spending
AP: House Roll Call: Iraq funding bill
AP: House Roll Call: Other spending in war funds bill
CQ Politics: Senate Set to Clear Supplemental

WaPo: Surveillance Bill Offers Protection To Telecom Firms
NYT: Deal Is Struck to Overhaul Wiretap Law
AP/Hess: House prepares to debate new surveillance law
WaPo: Editorial: A Better Surveillance Law
WSJ: The Intelligence Deal: Good for the telecoms, bad for the Presidency
CNN: FISA Deal Will End Court Cases Vs Phone Cos

WaPo: Veto Threat for Housing Bill: White House Objects to Funding Plan for FHA Program
AP/Davis: White House threatens veto of foreclosure rescue
Reuters: White House vows housing bill veto as Senate debates

Reuters: Ethics panel examines lawmakers' Countrywide loans
Hill: Republicans push for vote on Countrywide amendment
CBS: Countrywide Spread Its Donations Far And Wide
Politico: Mortgage Loans Senate

Hill: Cheney gets last laugh
Hill: Under fire from conservatives, McConnell hassles Democrats
Hill: Senate GOP to vote on unilateral earmark reforms

Larry Sabato: The '08 Battles for the U.S. Senate

WaPo: Paid Parental Leave Act Passes House, but Faces Veto Threat

WaPo: On Energy: Same-Old, Same-Old

NYT: Congress Is Considering a National Authority

AP/Abrams: Senate still deadlocked over $50B global AIDS bill

Jane Harman: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Is Obsolete

Austin AS: When McClellan testifies, Texan will fire back
Hill: Dems excited, GOP wary of McClellans testimony
Fox: McClellan to Testify Before House in CIA Leak Investigation

NYT: Temporary Replacement at Meet the Press
Peggy Noonan: A Life's Lesson: Tim Russert teaches us what the world really values

NEW YORK

Newsday: Bruno eases back from opposition to tax-increase cap
AP/Gormley: Bruno warms to tax cap
Albany TU: Bruno open to a cap?
Albany TU: Bruno may be warming to property tax cap

NYT: City Subpoenas for Access to Tapes of 2004 Protests
NYT: Lawmakers Approve Detailed Map of States Cancer Cases
Newsday: NY lawmakers want cheap seats at publicly funded stadiums
AP/Gormley: NY to help homeowners in subprime mortgage crisis
Albany TU: Board focus of aid probe: Cuomo studies BOCES officials
Albany TU: Maltese in a better than expected position
NY Post: Big-Wheel Bruno: Unlicensed to thrill truck rally
Buffalo News: Brown says rumors that he is about to resign are politically motivated
NY Sun: Role of Lobbyists Examined in Council Slush Fund Scandal
NY Sun: Editorial: Poser for the Next Chief Judge

NY Post: Probe Feds who probe me: Al Sharpton: Seeks help from Conyers
NYDN: Sharpton gets big gun to fend off feds

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: No deal on NJ budget, key spending bills

SOUTH CAROLINA

NYT: Group Sues to Keep Cross Off Car Plates
AP/Adcox: Group files suit over 'I Believe' plates in SC

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Democrats Push Tax Package as State Panel Trims Spending Plan

NEW HAMPSHIRE

EJ Dionne: Jump Ball for New Hampshire

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: State: Bipartisan talks break down; deadline near
CQ Politics: Arizona House Candidates Strategy? Anti-Tax, All the Way

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: Indiana may be in play
CQ Politics: GOP Dropout Makes Indiana Race Safer for Dems
AP: McCain planning campaign stop in Indianapolis

MICHIGAN

AP/Hoffman: McCain campaign names Michigan staff, other posts

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: McCain tackles the issues but stays mum on Pawlenty

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Reichert bests Burner in new poll

FLORIDA

LA Times: Jeb Bush rallies to the defense of John McCain, Charlie Crist

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June 19, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: McCain Sees Need for More Nuclear Power
NYT: McCain Sets Goal of 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030
WaPo: Bush Calls for Offshore Oil Drilling: President Joins McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Our Issue: The No-Drill Democrats
Newt Gingrich: No reason we can't get cheaper oil - just drill
Rasmussen: 67% Support Offshore Drilling, 64% Expect it Will Lower Prices
Rasmussen: Just 47% Oppose Nationalizing Oil Industry
Fox: Urgent: House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries

Rush Limbaugh: Should Bin Laden Be Presumed Innocent, Senator Obama?
American Thinker: Obama Advisers Say Bin Laden Can Appeal to US Courts
ABC: Cindy McCain Presses Obama Patriotism Case

Karl Rove: Obama and McCain Spout Economic Nonsense
Ann Coulter: Justice Kennedy: American Idle
Christopher Cox: A Brave New World for Financial Regulation

WSJ: Angelo's Angel: The Senate bailout for Countrywide needs more scrutiny
Rush Limbaugh: Countrywide Six: Culture of Greed
Washington Times: Lawmakers shun lender Countrywide: Probe sought on loan deals
NRO: Countrywide Corruption

NY: NY Sun: New York Republicans Reverse Course on Tax Cap
NY: Albany TU: Feds far- reaching in Sweeney probe
TX: Dallas MN: GOP raises $21.5M at gala
CA: AP/Hebert: Schwarzenegger to fight offshore drilling
FL: Sun-Sentinel: Poll shows Crist on ticket doesn't help McCain
NJ: AP/Delli Santi: Menendez, others reject offshore drilling proposal
AK: CQ Politics: Brutal Fight Brews in Alaska
MO: ArizRep: Why Missouri matters: Swing state has picked winner in 25 of past 26 elections

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





WSJ: McCain Sees Need for More Nuclear Power
NYT: McCain Sets Goal of 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030
Reuters: McCain Says Wants 45 New Nuclear Reactors By 2030
AP/Espo: McCain calls for building 45 new nuclear reactors
Seattle PI: Obama and Gregoire fight offshore oil
Rush Limbaugh: Our Issue: The No-Drill Democrats
NYT: Idea of Offshore Drilling Seems to Be Spreading
NYT: Will $4 Gasoline Trump a 27-Year-Old Ban?
Rasmussen: 67% Support Offshore Drilling, 64% Expect it Will Lower Prices
NRO: Running on Half a Tank: McCain outlines an inconsistent energy policy

Salon: A McCain-Lieberman ticket?

Rush Limbaugh: Should Bin Laden Be Presumed Innocent, Senator Obama?
American Thinker: Obama Advisers Say Bin Laden Can Appeal to US Courts

WaPo: Muslim Supporters Told to Move at Event
Detroit News: Obama camp sorry for slight to Muslims
Detroit Free Press: Muslim calls out Obama after being snubbed at rally

Washington Times: GOP recycles Clinton's attacks against Obama
Hill: GOP aiming to link Obama with Carter

Karl Rove: Obama and McCain Spout Economic Nonsense

AP/Feller: Bush rallies behind McCain at fundraising dinner
Hill: GOP exceeds fundraising goals on Presidents Dinner

NYDN: John McCain backed by army of women in march to presidency

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

Hill: Rumsfeld repays McCain; declines to back candidate

CQ Politics: Courting the Independents
CSN: Battle for independent voters begins

American Thinker: McCain's Elevator Speech Needs Work
NPR: Dissecting McCain's Vulnerabilities in the Fall Vote

Rasmussen: Maine: Obama Leads McCain by 22%

ABC: Cindy McCain Presses Obama Patriotism Case
Washington Times: Cindy McCain in Vietnam on cleft palates mission
AP: Cindy McCain visits Vietnam



Hill: Rudy Giuliani hits campaign trail, says he expects nothing in return
Minneapolis ST: Pawlenty tamps down veep talk

WaPo: Libertarian Candidate Barr Blasts McCain

NATIONAL

WaPo: Bush Calls for Offshore Oil Drilling: President Joins McCain
Chicago Tribune: Bush leads calls to drill off U.S. shore
NYT: Bush Calls for End to Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
WSJ: Bush's Drill Bit: He brings a knife to a gun fight
WaPo: Wall Street Lobbies to Protect Speculative Oil Trades
Newt Gingrich: No reason we can't get cheaper oil - just drill
AP/Nelson: Governors weighing options on offshore drilling
Washington Times: Outcry building for more drilling
Time: Will More Drilling Mean Cheaper Gas?

Rasmussen: Just 47% Oppose Nationalizing Oil Industry
Fox: Urgent: House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries

WSJ: Angelo's Angel: The Senate bailout for Countrywide needs more scrutiny
Rush Limbaugh: Countrywide Six: Culture of Greed
Washington Times: Lawmakers shun lender Countrywide: Probe sought on loan deals
NRO: Countrywide Corruption

WaPo: House, Bush Reach Deal on War Funds: Bill Will Include Education Benefit
NYT: House Leaders Agree on War Funding
AP/Taylor: Bipartisan accord reached on war funding bill
Hill: House, Bush reach deal on war supplemental

AP/Davis: Housing rescue bill could be slowed by Republicans
Reuters: Senate presses ahead on housing

WorldNetDaily: Haditha Marine prepares to sue Murtha over smear

AP/Abrams: House panel approves a paid-for AMT relief bill

NYT: Democrats Vow to Block Airport-Slot Sale

WaPo: Air Force Faulted Over Handling Of Tanker Deal
NYT: Audit Says Tanker Deal Is Flawed
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain: Tanker report unfortunate for taxpayers
AP/Tessler: Boeing wins key round in Air Force tanker protest
Politico: GAO questions Air Force tanker contract
Hill: Huge win for Boeing

AP/Abrams: House adds extra shuttle flight in NASA budget

Ann Coulter: Justice Kennedy: American Idle
NY Sun: After Supreme Court Gun Ruling, N.Y. May Be In Crosshairs

WSJ: Judge Ahab and the Whales: Green lawsuits try to sink the U.S. Navy
American Spectator: The Lowdown on the Slowdown

Christopher Cox: A Brave New World for Financial Regulation

WaPo: U.S., China Agree to Investing Talks
AP/Crutsinger: US, China agree to launch investment negotiations

WaPo: Abramoff Used White House To Help Get Rid of Roadblock

NEW YORK

NY Sun: New York Republicans Reverse Course on Tax Cap
Albany TU: Feds far- reaching in Sweeney probe
AP/Gormley: Legislature, Paterson agree to school, nurse, energy deal
NY Post/Dicker: Gov deal to boot perv teachers
AP/Kekis: Maxwell professor agrees to stop partisan polling
NY Post: Subpoena blitz puts heat on Al Sharpton

NYDN: MTA honcho: Why ride if it's not free?
NYT: Move to Restrict Free Travel Passes Creates Rare Controversy for M.T.A. Board

LOUISIANA





Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Jindal, John McCain and Mitch Landrieu

TEXAS

Dallas MN: GOP raises $21.5M at gala

Houston Chronicle: Texas draws $298 million in defense earmarks

AP/Castro: Texas GOP cuts off vendor that sold racist button
AP: Texas Republicans to donate proceeds from vendor of racist button to flood victims
Dallas MN: Vendor who sold racist Obama pin apologizes

CALIFORNIA

American Spectator: What the Counterculture Has Joined Together
NRO: Redefinition Revolution: Gay marriage is about more than Adam and Steve

AP/Hebert: Schwarzenegger to fight offshore drilling
Canadian Press: California's Governor Schwarzenegger opposes offshore oil drilling

SF Chronicle: GOP, Dems far apart on state budget deal
Mercury News: State GOP proposes cap on spending
Sacramento Bee: California Republicans issue a plan for spending cap
AP: Calif. Republicans want to cap state spending

NYT: Anxiety Grows in West Over Firefighting Efforts

VIRGINIA

WaPo: A Bumpy Ride on Transportation

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Poll shows Crist on ticket doesn't help McCain
AP/Kaczor: Fla.'s Crist has new view of offshore drilling ban
St. Petersburg Times: Florida Republicans get behind McCain's offshore drilling proposal
Orlando Sentinel: Crist undergoes knee surgery

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Menendez, others reject offshore drilling proposal

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Lawyers sue to halt council's attempt to oust Kilpatrick
Detroit Free Press: Hearing is set on effort to remove Kilpatrick from office

ALASKA

CQ Politics: Brutal Fight Brews in Alaska
Rasmussen: Alaska Senate Poll Shows Stevens Still Vulnerable
Hill: Rep. Youngs interns cite dos, donts

MISSOURI

ArizRep: Why Missouri matters: Swing state has picked winner in 25 of past 26 elections

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June 18, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Boston Globe: McCain calls for lifting ban on offshore drilling
WSJ: McCain's Energy Drill
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Evolves on Oil Drilling
Newt Gingrich: Our Declaration of Energy Independence
Politico: McCain plays with fire on offshore drilling
NYT: Bush Will Seek to Drop a Drilling Ban
LA Times: Florida Gov. Crist climbs aboard the McCain oil-drilling express

WaPo: Candidates Clash on Terrorism: Each Side Calls Other's Position a Risk
NRO/Andrew McCarthy: Obama’s America Is September 10th America

WaPo: The Court McCain Wants
NYT: McCain Showcases His Environmental Side
Chicago Tribune: Suburban women seen as key bloc for Obama and McCain
Fox: Poll: Independent Voters Even on McCain, Obama

Dick Armey: Congress and the Countrywide Scandal
AP/Davis: Countrywide revelations muddle housing rescue
Politico: Congress keeps mortgages off books
American Spectator: A Culture of Greed

Rush Limbaugh: When Will Murtha Apologize?
Michelle Malkin: Haditha Justice
American Spectator: Haditha Hoax: Apparent Last Chapter

NY: NYT: Panel Pushes Spitzer Aides to Make Deal
NJ: Newsday: Corzine questions McCain's drilling plan
FL: Miami Herald: Crist now backs drilling for oil off coast of Florida
CA: SF Chronicle: Changing method of redistricting makes ballot
MN: Michael Gerson: Vulgarian at the Gate
OK: CQ Politics: Democrats Target Coburn’s Holds
TX: Fox: Two Years Later, DeLay Wants Day in Texas Court
GA: Atlanta JC: Baker and elections board clash over the meaning of ‘frivolity’
AK: Seattle PI: New Poll: Uncle Ted in trouble

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Boston Globe: McCain calls for lifting ban on offshore drilling
WSJ: McCain's Energy Drill
Video: McCain says U.S. must achieve energy security
AP/Espo: McCain hits Obama on windfall profits tax
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Evolves on Oil Drilling
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Whiffs on Hanging Curve
Newt Gingrich: Our Declaration of Energy Independence
Politico: McCain plays with fire on offshore drilling
LA Times: Florida Gov. Crist climbs aboard the McCain oil-drilling express

WaPo: Candidates Clash on Terrorism: Each Side Calls Other's Position a Risk
NYT: Campaigns in a Skirmish Over Terrorism and Law
NYDN: Barack Obama thinks it's still 9/10 - John McCain
Hill: McCain camp: Nive Obama has Sept. 10 mindset
NRO/Andrew McCarthy: Obamas America Is September 10th America
AP/Pickler: Obama rebukes McCain camp on terrorism criticism

WaPo: The Court McCain Wants

NYT: McCain Showcases His Environmental Side
NYT: McCain Seeks to Break With Bush on Environment
YouTube: Video: John McCain TV Ad - Global

AP/Sidoti: McCain, Obama offer different visions on taxes
Hill: Obama fundraiser attracts criticism from GOP, raises questions on ethics
Hill: Club for Growth balking at idea of helping McCain
Hill: DNC seeks to force FEC action on McCain complaint
Chicago Tribune: McCain delegate told to stop ad praising Obama
Arizona Republic: Obama's funds up, McCain needs GOP aid
Chicago Tribune: Suburban women seen as key bloc for Obama and McCain

Fox: Poll: Independent Voters Even on McCain, Obama
Richmond TD: Obama, McCain close in Va.
CBS: McCain And Abortion

St. Louis PD: McCain in Springfield, Mo.

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

AP: Former US presidential candidate Huckabee says he's not seeking VP job
Reuters: Huckabee says Republican VP nod would be surprise
NRO: Another Veep Choice for McCain
CBS: McCain Should Think Of Legacy In VP Choice
WSJ: New Site Wants Rep. Cantor as McCains VP
JTA: Cantor pushed as McCain's VP
Philadelphia Inquirer: Tommy Thompson: Health-care costs hurting business

Hill: Giuliani returns to Capitol Hill
Bloomberg: Huckabee Says Demonizing Obama `Fatal Mistake' for Republicans


NATIONAL

NYT: Bush Will Seek to Drop a Drilling Ban
AP/Hebert: Bush to urge Congress to allow offshore drilling
CNN: Bush to renew push for offshore drilling

Dick Armey: Congress and the Countrywide Scandal
NYT: Senator Viewed Mortgage Treatment as a Courtesy
Hill: Dodd: I didnt know VIP meant perks
AP/Davis: Countrywide revelations muddle housing rescue
Politico: Congress keeps mortgages off books
American Spectator: A Culture of Greed

WaPo: Senate to Take Up Measures to Aid Homeowners

Washington Times: Congress demands VA investigation

AP/Holland: GOP objects to jobless benefits extension bill

NY Sun: After 74 Years, FCC Starting To Flex Its Muscles

Rush Limbaugh: When Will Murtha Apologize?
Michelle Malkin: Haditha Justice
American Spectator: Haditha Hoax: Apparent Last Chapter
Yahoo: Haditha charges dropped against top Marine officer

WaPo: Ex-Bush Aide Gets New Trial on Appeal: Judges Toss Charges Against Safavian
AP/Apuzzo: Conviction thrown out in Abramoff scandal
AP: People convicted in the Abramoff investigation

Human Events: Congressional Races of the Week
Politico: Squishes, wackos and a GOP majority
WSJ: Lord, Make Me Conservative, But Not Yet

NEW YORK

NYT: Panel Pushes Spitzer Aides to Make Deal

NY Sun: Paterson, Senate Near Deal on Foreclosures

Albany TU: Governor gains allies in school tax cap plan
AP/Gormley: Paterson enlists voters in tax cap fight
Albany TU: Bruno defends tax cap position
NY Post/Dicker: No school 'holiday' for pols: Gov
NY Sun: Editorial: Tax Revolt Brews
Legislative Gazette: Bruno makes pitch for Senate GOP tax plan
Nicholas Pirro: High property taxes must be capped now
NYDN: Gov. Paterson's tax cap puts Joe Bruno in a box

AP/Virtanen: NY Assembly to consider windfall tax on oil companies
Albany TU: DiNapoli and Bruno push for open government

NEW JERSEY

Newsday: Corzine questions McCain's drilling plan
AP/Hester: Skepticism arises on NJ budget plan

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Crist now backs drilling for oil off coast of Florida
FoxTampa: Crist drops support of ban on offshore drilling
Sarasota HT: Crist switch on drilling

Orlando Sentinel: Crist vetoes linking tolls to inflation
Sarasota HT: Crist signs child molester, pot grow house bills
NYT: New Florida Rules Return More Than 115,000 Ex-Offenders to Voting Rolls

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Changing method of redistricting makes ballot
Sacramento Bee: Redistricting plan on ballot

NYT: Hundreds of Same-Sex Couples Wed in California
Sacramento Bee: GOP plan lets state get a grip on budget

MINNESOTA

Michael Gerson: Vulgarian at the Gate
MinnPost: Norm and Jesse: together again?

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: City to attack vote on ouster

OKLAHOMA

CQ Politics: Democrats Target Coburns Holds

TEXAS

Fox: Two Years Later, DeLay Wants Day in Texas Court
Dallas MN: Dallas-area Republicans hope McCain has coattails
Dallas MN: Texas GOP cuts off vendor that sold racist campaign pin

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Baker and elections board clash over the meaning of frivolity

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: State budget talks may hold up paychecks

ALASKA

Seattle PI: New Poll: Uncle Ted in trouble

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Beshear calls special session to fix pension crisis

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June 17, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Houston Chronicle: McCain calls for end to offshore drilling ban
St. Petersburg Times: In reversal, McCain says lift ban on offshore drilling
Rush Limbaugh: Timid Republicans are Missing Golden Opportunity on Oil Drilling

WSJ: Mapping the ‘08 Battlegrounds
Rasmussen: Kansas: McCain Leads Obama By Ten

Politico: GOP member calls for mortgage inquiry
CNN: US GOP Lawmaker Pushes For Hearings On Favorable Mortgages
Rush Limbaugh: The Countrywide Six: All Democrats

WaPo: White House e-mail lawsuit is dismissed

WSJ: The Supreme Court Goes to War
Rush Limbaugh: Liberal Supreme Court Justices Green-Light Illegal Immigration
Rasmussen: 60% Believe Supreme Court Justices Have Their Own Political Agendas

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Tell the truth, Gov: Absolutely no denying you called Mike liar
NJ: AP/Hester: NJ budget deal reached
CA: NYT: Same-Sex Marriages Begin in California
VA: WaPo: Davis Has a Few Warnings for His Possible Successor
KS: Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: Incumbent Roberts’ Support Slipping
SC: AP: US Senate primary recount: Conley to face Graham
OH: Cleveland PD: Ohio top court orders that Brian Daley be put on Summit elections board
AK: Arkansas News Bureau: State Republican Party headquarters burglarized
MN: Minneapolis ST: Poll: Coleman has strong lead with or without Ventura candidacy
KY: Louisville CJ: GOP criticizes use of Governor's Mansion for Democratic fundraiser
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Crist vetoes transportation bill, blasts Rubio's turnpike clause
MO: News-Leader: Ad attacks Hulshof for 'taxpayer-funded Viagra'
TX: Dallas MN: McCain raises money from large and not-so-large donors in Dallas
LA: Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Legislator Pay Raise Approved, Gov. Jindal Will Not Veto
GA: Atlanta JC: Fulton may ask judge to help prevent tax fund shortfall

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Houston Chronicle: McCain calls for end to offshore drilling ban
Miami Herald: McCain: Allow oil drilling off coast
St. Petersburg Times: In reversal, McCain says lift ban on offshore drilling
WaPo: McCain Seeks to End Offshore Drilling Ban
AP/Espo: McCain urges end to ban on offshore drilling
Politico: McCain wants end to oil exploration ban
NY Sun: Oil Battle Shapes Up Off Florida
WaPo: A Rising Star in the Hold-Your-Nose Industries
Rush Limbaugh: Timid Republicans are Missing Golden Opportunity on Oil Drilling
Human Events: America's Mission: Number One in Oil Production
AP: 5 Republican candidates for US House to visit ANWR in July

WaPo: Poll Finds Independent Voters Split Between McCain, Obama
AP/Fram: Views of candidates' qualities keep race close
WSJ: Mapping the 08 Battlegrounds
Rasmussen: Kansas: McCain Leads Obama By Ten
American Spectator: Who Needs Ohio?

WSJ: Why Iraqis Back McCain

NYT: Is McCain Like Bush? It Depends on the Issue
Reuters: McCain would pursue strong dollar policy
AP/Sidoti: McCain, Obama offer different visions on taxes
Politico: Are Dems talking about McCains age in code?
NYDN: Barack Obama answers John McCain's call to visit Baghdad
AP/Kuhnhenn: AFSMCE, MoveOn ad targets McCain on Iraq war
Reuters: Obama says would consider corporate tax cut: report
San Diego UT: McCain proposes San Diego town hall
Chicago Tribune: Group muddies McCain message

Hill: Pawlenty: There at the beginning and maybe at the end, too

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

Politico: GOP member calls for mortgage inquiry
CNN: US GOP Lawmaker Pushes For Hearings On Favorable Mortgages
Rush Limbaugh: The Countrywide Six: All Democrats
WSJ: Beltwaywide Financial
Hartford Courant: Dodd So Far Silent On Details of Mortgages

AP/Zibel: Lenders pledge speedy response on loan help
NYT: A Quiet Dealmaker Works for Pained Homeowners

NYT: Grand Jury Said to Look at Dismissals of Attorneys

WaPo: White House e-mail lawsuit is dismissed

WSJ: The Torture Gambit: Democrats try to criminalize interrogations they once winked at
WaPo: Officials Looked Into Interrogation Methods Early On
Detroit News: Rumsfeld aides sought torture how-to

NYT: Big Penalty Set for Law Firm, but Not a Trial
AP/Risling: Milberg To Settle Kickback Case For $75 Million

NYT: Grand Juries Become Latest Abortion Battlefield

AP/Dunbar: Satellite radio merger at Sirius crossroad

AP: Summaries of House financial disclosure forms
AP/Davis: House members doing well despite economic slump
Politico: Where's the wealth gap? Try Congress
Hill: Downturn hits House
American Spectator: Teachers Pet: Big Oil

WSJ: The Supreme Court Goes to War
Rush Limbaugh: Liberal Supreme Court Justices Green-Light Illegal Immigration
Rasmussen: 60% Believe Supreme Court Justices Have Their Own Political Agendas

Boston Globe: Many states turning to paper ballots for fall

Politico: Alliance gears up against ethanol

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Poll: New Yorkers want cap on property tax increases
Newsday: Statewide, big majority supports school tax cap plan
AP/Dicker: School tax cap backed
Albany TU: Tax cap to take more than will

NY Post/Dicker: Tell the truth, Gov: Absolutely no denying you called Mike liar
NY Sun: Paterson's Alleged Remarks Stir Albany

WSJ: Albany Attacks New York

NYT: Bloombergs Popularity Survives Darkening Mood
Newsday: Congress' Bishop, McCarthy, Ackerman most affluent locals
Newsday: Senate, Assembly near authorities reform

Albany TU: Matt Walter named state GOP ED

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: NJ budget deal reached

CALIFORNIA

NYT: Same-Sex Marriages Begin in California
LA Times: Gay couples are emphasizing low-key weddings
AP/Leff: Dozens of gay couples wed in Calif. after ruling
Detroit Free Press: States to face legal fallout from Calif. gay marriages
NPR: In Calif., Both Sides Gear Up for Gay Marriage Battle

Sacramento Bee: Will lacking for needed budget fix

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Davis Has a Few Warnings for His Possible Successor
WaPo: Groups Push to Restore Va. Felons' Voting Rights
Rasmussen: Virginia Senate: Warner Widens Lead in the Old Dominion

MARYLAND

WaPo: Voters Will Choose Replacement for Rep. Wynn Today

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: US Senate primary recount: Conley to face Graham

KANSAS

Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: Incumbent Roberts Support Slipping

OHIO

Cleveland PD: Ohio top court orders that Brian Daley be put on Summit elections board

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News Bureau: State Republican Party headquarters burglarized

ARIZONA

AP: Allen sworn in as state senator replacing Flake

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis ST: Poll: Coleman has strong lead with or without Ventura candidacy
AP/Condon: Franken favors Iraq withdrawal in TV ad

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: GOP criticizes use of Governor's Mansion for Democratic fundraiser

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Levy: Tax cuts pass Pa. Senate as fiscal year-end nears

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Crist vetoes transportation bill, blasts Rubio's turnpike clause
AP/Kallestad: Fla. governor vetoes key transportation bill

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Ad attacks Hulshof for 'taxpayer-funded Viagra'
St. Louis PD: Taxes, immigration, education.... Viagra?

TEXAS

Dallas MN: McCain raises money from large and not-so-large donors in Dallas

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Legislator Pay Raise Approved, Gov. Jindal Will Not Veto
Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Emperor Jindal Has No Clothes

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Fulton may ask judge to help prevent tax fund shortfall

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June 16, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Metzler: McCain meets Iraqi foreign minister
Reuters: At Reuters Summit, McCain seen as best choice for economy
Washington Times: 'Maverick' McCain bedevils Democrats
Politico: Can McCain compete with Obama online?

Hill: Gingrich: Jindal is best choice for vice president

James Inhofe: Dems Running on Empty
Johnny Isakson: Time for bold action on energy
News-Leader: Sentiment on drilling changing
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Drill now, drill here, pay less

WaPo: FCC Chair To Support XM-Sirius Merger

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Gov blasts 'nasty' Mike
LA: WaPo: Jindal Says GOP Getting Away From Its Core Values
OR: CQ Politics: Oregon Senate Race Now Head-to-Head as Independent Quits
TX: Houston Chronicle: GOP gathering ends with applause and plans
TN: Chattanooga TFP: Tennessee: GOP faces headwinds in races for Congress
ME: Morning Sentinel: Road to White House may cut through Maine
UT: Daily Herald: Chris Cannon: Incumbent faces yet another challenge
MS: Fort Mills Times: Rhetoric in US Senate race heats up
SC: State: Vote boosts S.C. GOP outlook
CA: LA Times: State Republicans see opportunity amid crisis
IL: Chicago Sun-Times: 'Pressure' on Rezko to discuss Obama in doubt

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





AP/Metzler: McCain meets Iraqi foreign minister
Reuters: At Reuters Summit, McCain seen as best choice for economy
Washington Times: 'Maverick' McCain bedevils Democrats
Politico: Can McCain compete with Obama online?
Politico: Historians see little chance for McCain
Reuters: Colleagues brush off hard feelings, embrace McCain
Time: Behind McCain's Town Hall Campaign
CBS: Gingrich: McCain Won't Win On Experience
Arizona Republic: Immigration reform awaits next president
American Thinker: McCain and the Bitter Conservatives
American Thinker: Can McCain Remain Competitive?

WaPo: McCain Texas Fundraiser Back On, Sans Oilman
Atlantic: McCain and Clayton Williams

Hill: Gingrich: Jindal is best choice for vice president

Rasmussen: Arkansas: Clinton Supporters Help Pull Obama Within Single Digits

AP/Pickler: Obama camp sees possible win without Ohio, Fla
CQ Politics: If Its Like 1956, McCain Wins Big; If Its Like 1980, Obama Wins Bigger
Miami Herald: Obama backers love Web, but does it give him an edge?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

Star-Telegram: Visiting Texas, Barr spoils for a fight with a certain Republican

NATIONAL

James Inhofe: Dems Running on Empty
Johnny Isakson: Time for bold action on energy
News-Leader: Sentiment on drilling changing
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Drill now, drill here, pay less
CNN: Gas prices hit all-time high
Fox: Transcript: Energy Debate on 'FOX News Sunday'
American Thinker: Top 10 reasons to blame Democrats for soaring gasoline prices
Independent UK: Saudi King: 'We will pump more oil'
Denver Post: Editorial: Rush to drill for oil shale unwise

WaPo: FCC Chair To Support XM-Sirius Merger

CQ Politics: Votes May Come This Week on Latest FISA Deal, but Outcome Remains Unclear

CQ Politics: Softer-Touch Marketing Woos Cross-Party Voter
Human Events: Democrat Increase Inevitable
American Thinker: Conservatives Must Not Practice the Politics of Despair

Telegraph UK: Despite flaws, George W Bush is a loyal friend

AP/Hastings: Voting commission plagued by problems, limited funds

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Gov blasts 'nasty' Mike
Albany TU: End of session, but few answers
NYT: Taxes and Economy Top Worries in New York Poll
NYT: State Seeks Way to Save Benefits for Workers
NYT: Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Brings Surprises for Paterson
Newsday: Kessel seen top contender to head state Power Authority
NY Post: Gov rushes to stop get-out-of-jail spree

NY Sun: Paterson Wins, Mayor Places In OTB Deal
NYT: Late Deal Pulls OTB From Brink of Shutdown
NY Post: OTB pulls out victory at the wire

NYT: As Candidates Emerge for Fossellas Seat, Contested Primaries Appear Inevitable
silive: Unlikely run for congress by Staten Island GOP nominee

NYT: Recalling Russert as Political Operative in New York

LOUISIANA

WaPo: Jindal Says GOP Getting Away From Its Core Values

OREGON

CQ Politics: Oregon Senate Race Now Head-to-Head as Independent Quits

MISSOURI

Human Events: Show Me Better Judges

TEXAS

Daily Texan: Republican leaders rally for unity
Houston Chronicle: GOP gathering ends with applause and plans
Dallas MN: Huckabee, Romney praise McCain at state GOP convention
El Paso Times: Republican platform highlights conservative ideals
Dallas MN: Dallas County GOP chairman says party needs a game plan

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Tennessee: GOP faces headwinds in races for Congress
Southern Political Report: Tennessee: Gov. Fix-It Fixes It Again

MAINE

Morning Sentinel: Road to White House may cut through Maine

UTAH

Daily Herald: Chris Cannon: Incumbent faces yet another challenge
Salt Lake Tribune: Chaffetz slams Cannon's voting record in debate
Daily Herald: Jason Chaffetz: Newcomer not new to politics

MISSISSIPPI

Fort Mills Times: Rhetoric in US Senate race heats up

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Vote boosts S.C. GOP outlook

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: State Republicans see opportunity amid crisis

SF Chronicle: California weddings one more step on long road
Sacramento Bee: Path to today's gay marriage ceremonies took resolve, time
AP/Fehd: Calif prepares for busy week of same-sex marriages
American Spectator: Marital Discord

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Jeb Bush campaigns for education, not office

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: 'Pressure' on Rezko to discuss Obama in doubt

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Veon campaigners on state payroll

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June 15, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain: What Will the Pillars of His Foreign Policy Be?
NYT: In ’74 Thesis, the Seeds of McCain’s War Views
Washington Times: McCain vows to appoint women
Hill: McCain camp touts nominee’s crossover appeal

Mlive: McCain, Obama locked in Michigan statistical tie

Dallas Morning News: Cornyn considers taking key role in GOP fight for Senate seats
NYT: Senator Says Loan Favoritism Is Possible
WaPo: GOP Incumbents Are Serving a Familiar Dish
Michael Barone: In Defense of Lobbyists

NY: NYDN: Joseph Addabbo Jr. win may end Republican reign in Albany
LA: NYT: Democrats’ Vote Drive in Louisiana Stirs Concern
VA: WSJ: Virginia Senate Seat in Play
KY: WSJ: Mitch in a Ditch? An uphill climb in Kentucky for Sen. McConnell
TX: Houston Chronicle: Republicans hammer out platform at state convention
GA: Atlanta JC: Georgia may be competitive in presidential election
MO: St. Louis PD: Mo. governor's race heating up
ID: AP/Miller: Riven by factions, Idaho GOP picks Semanko as new leader
OH: Akron Beacon Journal: AG office can make, sink career
MI: Detroit News: State GOP chief: Bush to visit Michigan
NV: Las Vegas Sun: As troubles mount, Gibbons disengages
CA: LA Times: Pete Wilson: the negotiator
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Top Republicans -- and their donors -- to dine at Disney



'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

WaPo: McCain: What Will the Pillars of His Foreign Policy Be?
NYT: In 74 Thesis, the Seeds of McCains War Views
Washington Times: McCain vows to appoint women
Hill: McCain camp touts nominees crossover appeal
NYT: Age Becomes the New Race and Gender
NYT: McCain Cuts Fund-Raiser
Hill: Dems call on McCain to return fundraisers $300,000
Reuters: Carly Fiorina woos Clinton supporters for McCain
Politico: McCain doesn't pick up on Michelle Obama joke
Baltimore Sun: McCain has diluted his rare reputation

Mlive: McCain, Obama locked in Michigan statistical tie

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

Robert Novak: Biden for VP?
Gothamist: Giuliani Wants Pay to Play for Republican Candidates

Atlanta JC: Bob Barr may get post-Paul boost

NATIONAL

Dallas Morning News: Cornyn considers taking key role in GOP fight for Senate seats

NYT: Senator Says Loan Favoritism Is Possible
AP: Conrad mortgage favor goes to charity
Hill: Dodd denies knowledge of VIP loan rate

Las Vegas Sun: Partisan ploys keep political progress at bay

WaPo: GOP Incumbents Are Serving a Familiar Dish
AP/Espo: House GOP falls short on campaign cash

Michael Barone: In Defense of Lobbyists
Star Parker: Reagan's courageous act in '87 is worth noting by today's GOP

Washington Times: Laura Bush's legacy emerges

WaPo: The Talk Shows
Politico: Sundays after Russert

NEW YORK

NYDN: Joseph Addabbo Jr. win may end Republican reign in Albany
Albany TU: Cleanups cost state $3.1 billion

LOUISIANA

NYT: Democrats Vote Drive in Louisiana Stirs Concern

VIRGINIA

WSJ: Virginia Senate Seat in Play
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Gilmore's Candidacy
AP: Warner Accepts Dem Senate Nomination, Takes Himself Out of VP Running
AP/Lewis: Warner takes self out of VP mix

KENTUCKY

WSJ: Mitch in a Ditch? An uphill climb in Kentucky for Sen. McConnell

MINNESOTA

WSJ: Not the Al Franken Decade

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Republicans hammer out platform at state convention
Houston Chronicle: How Texans voted in Congress
Houston Chronicle: Hispanics crucial to state GOP
Houston Chronicle: Editorial: We won't get fooled again, Rick Perry

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgia may be competitive in presidential election

OREGON

AP: Oregon Republicans wonder when they will see more of McCain

IDAHO

AP/Miller: Riven by factions, Idaho GOP picks Semanko as new leader

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Mo. governor's race heating up
News-Leader: Republicans come to Hulshof's defense
AP/Blank: Missouri governor candidates spar over congressional spending

OHIO

Akron Beacon Journal: AG office can make, sink career
Toledo Blade: GOP activist Stainbrook chosen to lead Lucas County Republican Party

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: State GOP chief: Bush to visit Michigan
AP: Bush to speak at Michigan GOP fundraiser on June 25

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: As troubles mount, Gibbons disengages
KOLO8: Poll Shows Tight Race In Nevada's 3rd Congressional District

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Pete Wilson: the negotiator

FLORIDA



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