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June 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NYT: McCain Gets Praise, Not Backing, From Grahams
LA Times: In travels, McCain attempts to frame campaign issues
WSJ: Obama's Dry Hole: 'Stockpiling' leases and other energy nonsense
WaPo: GOP Sharpens Attacks on Obama

Boston Globe: Powell is favorite in online VP poll
Politico: Longshots in the veepstakes
AlterNet: 10 Things to Know About McCain Advisor Charlie Black

Dick Morris: Why is Bush Entertaining Abu Dhabi Crown Prince?
American Spectator/Prowler: Washer Dreier: House Republican disunity revealed
Washington Times: Gun ruling's impact on election unclear

NY: NYDN/Benjamin: Chair pulls Republican convention seat from under George Pataki
OH: Columbus Dispatch: Dearth of attorney general candidates highlights Ohio GOP's ills
TX: Houston Chronicle: Perry marks milestone as poll shows problems
MN: LA Times: New poll no laughing matter for Al Franken
GA: Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Has Big Lead Over Five Democrats
NC: WRAL: McCrory to announce position on offshore drilling
CA: LA Times: Brokaw needles Schwarzenegger on spending, economy

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



NYT: McCain Gets Praise, Not Backing, From Grahams
AP/Sidoti: McCain meets with evangelist Billy Graham and son
Politico: McCain meets with both Franklin and Billy Graham
Reuters: McCain makes mountaintop journey to visit Billy Graham

LA Times: In travels, McCain attempts to frame campaign issues
NYT: Traveling Overseas to Win Votes at Home
WaPo: GOP Sharpens Attacks on Obama
WSJ: Obama's Dry Hole: 'Stockpiling' leases and other energy nonsense
AP/Quaid: McCain on the defensive about spending
Washington Times: McCain approaches gain favor
Time: McCain's Delicate Immigration Dance
McClatchy: Lack of funds hobbling the 'Republican attack machine'
Guardian UK: McCain talks the party line
Edmonton Sun: McCain a secure choice
SF Chronicle: Can Obama win any former confederate states?

Washington Times: Clark downplays McCain's heroism
Politico: Clark hits McCain's military credentials
Politico: Some on left target McCain's war record

Rasmussen: Arizona: McCain Leads By Nine in Home State
American Thinker: McCain, My Man

Human Events: The Veepstakes Speculation: 'Now It's Tim Pawlenty's Week'
Detroit Free Press: McCain gets boost from Romney fans
Politico: Longshots in the veepstakes
Boston Globe: Powell is favorite in online VP poll
Human Events: Connecticut GOP: Lieberman for Veep?
RCP: Is Carly Fiorina the Answer to McCains Prayers for a VP?

AlterNet: 10 Things to Know About McCain Advisor Charlie Black

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

Minneapolis ST: GOP convention will be a highly wired act

NATIONAL

Dick Morris: Why is Bush Entertaining Abu Dhabi Crown Prince?

CQ Politics: GOP Candidates Bank on Friends, Out-of-State Cash
American Spectator/Prowler: Washer Dreier: House Republican disunity revealed
Politico: Recess week preview: Boehner gets an earful on gas prices

Washington Times: Gun ruling's impact on election unclear
WSJ/Bloomberg/Menino: Some Gun Rules We Can All Agree On
Human Events: The Second Amendment Restored

Human Events: Time to Bury the Fairness Doctrine Once and For All

Bloomberg: Stock, Bond Slumps Signal Worse Than '94 as Inflation Says '74

NEW YORK

NYDN/Benjamin: Chair pulls Republican convention seat from under George Pataki
NY Post/Dicker: Gov honing scandal ax
NYT: Paterson Greeted Enthusiastically at Gay Pride Parade
Newsday: State pols work on expanding power base
Newsday: Skelos earns nearly $1.3M in contributions since '06
NY Sun: Senator Skelos Reintroduces Himself to New York

Rochester D&C: Niagara County sheriff's deputy to run for state Senate

13WHAM: Successor to Minarik: Who's It Gonna Be?
WROC-TV: Minarik: the story behind the story
Rochester D&C: Surprising exit of Minarik is good for Monroe County

Buffalo News/McCarthy: Fireworks on the political front

NY Post: NYC 'pain' budget ok'd
NY Post: NYC Reps conceal congressional requests

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Property taxes key for NJ budget
Bloomberg: McCain Offers `More of the Same' on Energy Policy, Corzine Says

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: Dearth of attorney general candidates highlights Ohio GOP's ills
Cleveland PD: Editorial: Ohio Republicans need to get over being flustered

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Perry marks milestone as poll shows problems
Houston Chronicle: Republican leader downplaying race

MINNESOTA

LA Times: New poll no laughing matter for Al Franken
WaPo: Trouble Ahead for Sen. Coleman

MICHIGAN

AP/Martin: Mich. lawmakers adopt much of new budget
AP: Status of key issues in the Michigan Legislature

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Has Big Lead Over Five Democrats Seeking His Job

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Dole Faces Fight in North Carolina Senate Race
WRAL: McCrory to announce position on offshore drilling

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Brokaw needles Schwarzenegger on spending, economy
MSNBC: 'Meet the Press' transcript for June 29, 2008
SF Chronicle: Schwarzenegger now backs McCain on environment
AP: Schwarzenegger disappointed by lawmaker inaction
LA Daily News: GOP may save itself despite Arnold, Tom

NEVADA



Las Vegas Sun: Gibbons had chance to silence his critics

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Democrat Challenger: Shays District Ripe For Taking

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June 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: A Win by McCain Could Push a Split Court to Right
Politico: Conservatives warm to McCain on the law
WSJ: Conservative Leaders Urge McCain To Speak Out on Social Issues
Washington Times: McCain veers from record to woo Hispanics
Boston Globe: Defense hawk McCain also proves a tough military critic
NYDN: John McCain calls Jimmy Carter a lousy President
Lexington HL: McCain praised by old adversary

NYT: As Housing Bill Evolves, Crisis Grows Deeper
Newsday: Partisan views on energy help stall gas compromise

NYT/Greenhouse: In a Complicated Term, Kennedy Left Boldest Mark
Idaho Statesman: Gun ruling is example of high court's politicization

NY: NY Post/Dicker: NY's victory for chaos: Dems eye Senate win - & civil war
VA: WaPo: Role Reversals in Virginias Reflect National Shifts
NJ: AP/Delli Santi: McCain, Obama making run for NJ
KY: Rasmussen: Kentucky Senate: McConnell Gains, But Still Below 50%
AZ: Arizona Republic: Ban on gay marriage on state ballot
UT: Salt Lake Tribune: Why did Cannon get fired?
MS: Biloxi Sun Herald: Bush to stump for Sen. Wicker
MN: MPR: Coleman favors more domestic oil drilling
MO: News-Leader: Steelman, Hulshof battle over campaign ads

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







WaPo: A Win by McCain Could Push a Split Court to Right
Politico: Conservatives warm to McCain on the law
WSJ: Conservative Leaders Urge McCain To Speak Out on Social Issues

Washington Times: McCain veers from record to woo Hispanics
WaPo: Candidates Court Latino Leaders
AP/Sidoti: McCain, Obama court Hispanic voters
Politico: McCain and Obama court Latino voters
Orlando Sentinel: McCain taps Martinez to help woo Florida's Hispanic voters

Chicago Tribune: If elected, McCain vows to make immigration reform 'top priority'
Reuters: Obama, McCain spar over immigration

AP/Sidoti: McCain, Iraqi president say progress being made
AP: McCain hails Iraq progress as Obama visits war veterans
AP: Mac in Iraq to talk pact

Boston Globe: Defense hawk McCain also proves a tough military critic
NYDN: John McCain calls Jimmy Carter a lousy President
NYT: For McCain, Airliner Interior as Campaign Motif
Hill: Richardson rips McCain on offshore drilling
LA Times: McCain's unorthodox campaign
St. Petersburg Times: McCain: The occasional maverick

Michael Barone: Why Veeps Now Matter

Dallas MN: Would a John McCain win take Phil Gramm back to Washington?
WSJ: Phil Gramm: The Return of Dr. No: John McCain's would-be Treasury secretary

Lexington HL: McCain praised by old adversary

Rasmussen: Texas: McCain Leads by Nine
LA Times: John McCain collects nearly $2.65 million in California in last 2 months
Louisville CJ: McCain raises $2 million in Louisville, says Obama can't be trusted

NYT: Political Freelancers Use Web to Join the Attack

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

Robert Novak: Dodd leaves Fed nominees hanging

Newsday: Partisan views on energy help stall gas compromise

NYT: As Housing Bill Evolves, Crisis Grows Deeper
Detroit Free Press: Foreclosure crisis to be a big task for next leader

NYT/Greenhouse: In a Complicated Term, Kennedy Left Boldest Mark
LA Times: Supreme Court blocs rarely wavered
Idaho Statesman: Gun ruling is example of high court's politicization
American Thinker: Justice Anthony Kennedy and Our Schizophrenic Supreme Court
Chicago Tribune: Roberts' record on high court defies '05 pledges of centrism
AP/Sherman: Long quiet, justices end their term with a growl
AP: Summaries of leading Supreme Court rulings

Mike Pence: A legislative shield for the press?
Mike Mukasey: A legislative shield for the press?

NYT: Grand New Party
NYT: Back to the Center
LA Times: House GOP studies 3 recent election losses, finds Democrats got more votes
Boston Globe: Firm gets big cut of campaign donations

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: NY's victory for chaos: Dems eye Senate win - & civil war
NYT: Skeloss New Role Could Benefit the Island
Newsday: Skelos' effort to save GOP one for the ages
Schenectady Gazette: Brunos departure received with some sadness
NYT: For Albany, a Year of Can-You-Believe-It?

Newsday: NY Rep. Fossella eulogizes would-be successor
NYT: S. I. Officials Turn Out for Powers Funeral
SI Advance: GOP still searching for a candidate to replace Fossella

Rochester D&C: Minarik's successor as Monroe County GOP leader remains unclear

AP: Former Athletes Unite to Find a Team to Buy

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Role Reversals in Virginias Reflect National Shifts
WaPo: Legislators Are at Standstill Over Transportation, Taxes
Richmond TD: State Republicans pick new director

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: McCain, Obama making run for NJ
AP/Hester: NJ workers suffer rare loss in Trenton

KENTUCKY

Rasmussen: Kentucky Senate: McConnell Gains, But Still Below 50%

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Taking Republicans and their leader to cleaners
Arizona Republic: Calls unable to pull votes to GOP budget
Arizona Republic: Ban on gay marriage on state ballot

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Why did Cannon get fired?
LA Times: Did immigration kill Chris Cannon's career?

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Isakson to speak for McCain
Atlanta JC: Senate candidates to face off during debate

MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi Sun Herald: Bush to stump for Sen. Wicker

ALABAMA

Montgomery Advertiser: GOP runoff ads get more critical

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Women vanishing from S.C. Senate

MINNESOTA

MPR: Coleman favors more domestic oil drilling

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Steelman, Hulshof battle over campaign ads

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Without a California budget, some bills won't be paid
Sacramento Bee: How California budget deadlock affects health care

Sacramento Bee: Immigration, population and politics

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Cuban-American woman leads McCain's Florida campaign

Palm Beach Post: Political pluck, power dovetailed in state-U.S. Sugar deal
Miami Herald: Sugar deal won't let water flow

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Hutchison favored in poll on 2010 governor's race

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June 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Boston Globe: McCain compares his energy plan to Kennedy moon program
NYT: McCain Pitches a ‘Bipartisan’ Plan for Achieving Energy Security
Reuters: McCain calls for more oil drilling in new TV ad
YouTube: Video: John McCain TV Ad - Purpose
Christian Post: McCain Endorses Calif. Initiative Protecting Traditional Marriage

WaPo: The Line: Sorting Out the Presidential Playing Field
Washington Times: McCain tops Obama for Israeli vote

WSJ: Justices for Free Speech: The Supremes whack McCain's reform
NYT: 3 Nominees Approved by Senate to Fill Openings on S.E.C.
Robert Novak: Empty Fed Chairs

WaPo: Medicare Pricing Frozen As Congress Leaves Town
NYT: Challenges to Bans on Handguns Begin
CQ Politics: Home Builders Hire Some Jumbo Lobbying Help

Politico: GOP reps. advised to avoid party brand
WSJ: House Republicans Need Leadership
Rush Limbaugh: What Can Conservatives Do Now?

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NY: Rochester D&C: Brooks removes Minarik as Monroe County GOP chief
LA: ABC: Jindal's Hometown Headaches
TX: AP/Shannon: Cornyn loses big backer over Medicare vote
OH: WSJ: The Self-Inflicted Economic Death of Ohio
WA: AP/LaCorte: WA voters get first shot at Gregoire-Rossi rematch
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Republican senators back away from drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast
SC: McClatchy: DeMint goes national in Senate re-election campaign
CT: Hartford Courant: Potential McCain Running Mate Challenges State GOP
MS: AP/Pettus: Barbour accuses some lawmakers of shirking duty

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Boston Globe: McCain compares his energy plan to Kennedy moon program
NYT: McCain Pitches a Bipartisan Plan for Achieving Energy Security
Detroit News: McCain: Set U.S. limit for car CO2
AP/Johnson: McCain talks trade, innovation with auto workers

Reuters: McCain calls for more oil drilling in new TV ad
YouTube: Video: John McCain TV Ad - Purpose

AP/Mason: 'Hanoi Hilton' jailer says he'd vote for McCain
AP/Carlson: Delegate who said she'd vote for McCain in fight
WaPo: In Campaign, One Man's Pragmatism Is Another's Flip-Flopping
WaPo: Courting the Hispanic vote
Boston Globe: Economy bodes ill wind for McCain

WaPo: McCain to Meet with Billy Graham's Son
US News: McCain Supports Efforts to Ban Gay Marriage
Christian Post: McCain Endorses Calif. Initiative Protecting Traditional Marriage
Christian Examiner: McCain endorses Marriage Amendment

Reuters: McCain says spending much time on VP choice
US News: McCain Vice President Choice is His Toughest Decision Yet

WaPo: The Line: Sorting Out the Presidential Playing Field
AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Obama leads McCain in NJ
Rasmussen: Kentucky: McCain Still Has Solid Advantage
Dallas MN: Poll shows McCain with narrow lead over Obama in Texas
Washington Times: McCain tops Obama for Israeli vote

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NYT: A Candidate (Barr) Runs to a G.O.P. Chorus of Dont

Bloomberg: Hagel, Republican for Now, Says He Has No Plans to Back McCain
LA Times: Sen. Hagel won't endorse McCain

NATIONAL

WSJ: Justices for Free Speech: The Supremes whack McCain's reform
Hill: Analysis: Campaign finance ruling's impact likely small

NYT: 3 Nominees Approved by Senate to Fill Openings on S.E.C.
WaPo: Senate Approves 3 Nominees to SEC
Reuters: SEC back at full strength with Senate confirmations
Hill: Bush nominees clear Senate
Robert Novak: Empty Fed Chairs

AP/Babington: Congress passes Iraq war spending bill
WSJ: New GI Bill's Recruiting Impact Debated

WaPo: Medicare Pricing Frozen As Congress Leaves Town
NYT: Senate Democrats Attack Republicans on Medicare
Politico: Reid hopes recess heat will change Medicare votes
CQ Politics: Advocates of Stalled Medicare Bill Organizing New Push
WaPo: Political Maneuvers Delay Bill After Bill in Senate

NYT: Challenges to Bans on Handguns Begin
Hill: GOP hopes to keep guns in spotlight

Salt Lake Tribune: Utahn joins Federal Election Commission

CQ Politics: Home Builders Hire Some Jumbo Lobbying Help
US News: Is Immigration a Killer Issue for Congress?
WaPo: On Energy, Democrats' Tank Is Only Half Full
NYT: Class-Action Lawyer Gets 5 Years in Bribery Case

CQ Politics: Senate GOP Blocks $50 Billion AIDS Bill Despite Presidents Support
Hill: Global AIDS bill stalls

Politico: GOP reps. advised to avoid party brand
WSJ: House Republicans Need Leadership
Rush Limbaugh: What Can Conservatives Do Now?

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Rochester D&C: Brooks removes Minarik as Monroe County GOP chief
Rochester D&C: Minarik out as county GOP chairman
Rochester D&C: What local leaders are saying about Minarik's ouster
WXXI: Chairman of Monroe Republican Party Resigns
News 10NBC: GOP Chairman Minarik resigns

Albany TU: Nassau councilman plans to seek Bruno's seat
PostStar: McDonald has support of Saratoga and Rensselaer county Republican committees
Albany TU: 2 Democrats eye state Senate bids
Albany TU: More candidates appear in Bruno aftermath

SI Advance: Molinari: GOP's failure to secure congressional candidate 'outrageous'

NY Post/Dicker: Massuve WTC cost overruns look 'grim'

CALIFORNIA

AP/Thompson: Lawsuits over Calif. prison crowding head to trial

LOUISIANA

Reuters: Louisiana gov. signs controversial education bill
ABC: Jindal's Hometown Headaches

TEXAS

Rasmussen: Texas Senate: Cornyn Leads By 13, But Support Falls Below 50%
AP/Shannon: Cornyn loses big backer over Medicare vote
Austin AS: Cornyn losing endorsement of Texas Medical Association
Houston Chronicle: State medical association backs off support for Cornyn

OHIO

WSJ: The Self-Inflicted Economic Death of Ohio

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/LaCorte: WA voters get first shot at Gregoire-Rossi rematch

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Republican senators back away in push for drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast

SOUTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: DeMint goes national in Senate re-election campaign

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Potential McCain Running Mate Challenges State GOP

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Pettus: Barbour accuses some lawmakers of shirking duty

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June 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Toledo Blade: McCain woos undecided in 4th Ohio visit
Reuters: John McCain: a day in the life Cincinnati style
AP/Sidoti: McCain backs gun decision, Obama straddles issue

Peggy Noonan: Let McCain Be McCain
John Fund: No, McCain Isn't 'Doomed'
Robert Novak: Despite National Polls, Obama-McCain in a Dead Heat
Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama knows no shame with reversal on FISA bill

NYT/Greenhouse: Landmark Ruling Enshrines Right to Own Guns
WaPo: Justices Reject D.C. Ban On Handgun Ownership
Rush Limbaugh: Scalia's Brilliant, Simple Opinion Met with Total Liberal Ignorance
Ted Nugent: DC Gun Ban Blown Away

WSJ: Court Voids Law on Self-Funded Campaigns

AP/Babington: Congress passes Iraq war spending bill
Hill: Senate passes domestic spending, GI Bill
Reuters: Oil drilling spat derails House funding bills
Hill: GOP offers energy plan
Politico: Housing industry lobby frustrated by Senate delay

NYT/Brooks: The Sam’s Club Agenda
Michael Gerson: A Tactical Leap of Faith
AP/Espo: House GOP concludes they failed to sway voters
CQ Politics: With Three Already Down, Eight More House Incumbents Face Primary Worries

NY: News10: Republicans optimistic about McCain's chances in NY
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger criticizes McCain's offshore drilling proposal
CA: Townhall: McClintock Leads Republican Revolution
MS: Rasmussen: Mississippi Senate: Incumbent Cochran Expands Lead
FL: WSJ: Florida's Gov. Crist on Energy, Politics
MN: AP/Bakst: Obama and Coleman hold strong leads in Minnesota
LA: Bayou Buzz: Louisiana GOP Endorses Kennedy For US Senate

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Cincinnati Enquirer: McCain focuses on 'undecideds'
Toledo Blade: McCain woos undecided in 4th Ohio visit
Reuters: John McCain: a day in the life Cincinnati style
AP/Franko: McCain back in Ohio courting youth vote
AP: McCain back in Ohio for town halls, fundraisers
LA Times: McCain seeks to reassure conservatives in Ohio

AP/Sidoti: McCain backs gun decision, Obama straddles issue
Reuters: McCain takes aim at Obama over court gun ruling
Washington Times: Candidates differ on overturned gun ban
AP/Carlson: DNC delegate who'd vote for McCain in fight
Washington Times: Protest gives preview of abortion debate
Politico: McCain, GOP unleash anti-Obama plan
Politico: GOP aims at Obama after gun ruling
Business Week: John McCain Is Way Behind Online
Stockton Record: Solving energy crisis will take action, not just talk

Peggy Noonan: Let McCain Be McCain
John Fund: No, McCain Isn't 'Doomed'
Robert Novak: Despite National Polls, Obama-McCain in a Dead Heat
Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama knows no shame with reversal on FISA bill

Boston Globe: Recent rulings spotlight election's supreme stakes
Boston Globe: Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy

USA Today: Latino vote 'up for grabs,' could swing election outcome
SF Chronicle: Obama, McCain make strong bid for Latino votes
La Voz Nueva: McCains appeal to the young Latino voter

AP: McCain backs Calif. gay marriage ban

WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Mitt Romney
Fox: Why Not a McCain-Powell Ticket?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

NYT/Greenhouse: Landmark Ruling Enshrines Right to Own Guns
WaPo: Justices Reject D.C. Ban On Handgun Ownership
AP/Sherman: High court affirms gun rights in historic decision
WaPo: Historic Decision Renews Old Debate
NYT: Coming Next, Court Fights on Guns in Cities
NY Sun: After Supreme Court Ruling, N.Y. Gun Laws Eyed
WSJ: News Flash: The Constitution Means What It Says
Rush Limbaugh: Scalia's Brilliant, Simple Opinion Met with Total Liberal Ignorance
Ted Nugent: DC Gun Ban Blown Away
NRO: Second Chances
NRO: Evolving Nonsense

WSJ: Court Voids Law on Self-Funded Campaigns
NYT: Supreme Court Strikes Down Millionaires Amendment
AP/Yost: Justices strike down 'millionaire's amendment'
NY Sun: Court Shakes Up Campaign-Finance Law

AP/Babington: Congress passes Iraq war spending bill
Reuters: Congress passes new Iraq war funds
AP: How they voted: Senate roll call on war bill

Hill: Senate passes domestic spending, GI Bill

WaPo: Bush Policy Authors Defend Their Actions

Hill: GOP offers energy plan
Reuters: Oil drilling spat derails House funding bills
NYT: An Inexhaustible Energy Source: Heated Words. But Can It Be Tapped?

NYT: Earmarks Persist in Spending Bills for 2009

Politico: Housing industry lobby frustrated by Senate delay
Hill: Housing bill, FISA delayed until after July recess

AP/Holland: Bill extends jobless benefits 13 weeks

Washington Times: House passes bill to aid mass transit
AP/Hebert: House approves financial help for mass transit

Reuters: Senators push for passage of global AIDS money

NYT: Doctors Face Payment Cuts for Patients on Medicare

WaPo: U.S. to Delist North Korea As Sponsor Of Terrorism
AP/Riechmann: Bush moves to take N.Korea off terrorism blacklist
NYT: North Korea Destroys Tower at Nuclear Plant
WSJ: Leap of Nuclear Faith: Taking Kim Jong Il off the terror list
Politico: House Republicans blast Bush for North Korea decision

NYT/Brooks: The Sams Club Agenda
Michael Gerson: A Tactical Leap of Faith
AP/Espo: House GOP concludes they failed to sway voters
CQ Politics: With Three Already Down, Eight More House Incumbents Face Primary Worries

NEW YORK

News10: Republicans optimistic about McCain's chances in NY
Newsday: Labor hangs its hopes on Skelos' rapid rise in Albany
Newsday: Skelos must reach across NY aisle for change

NYT: The Sad, Proud Elegies Start in Brunos District
Albany TU: Options are open for Bruno

AP/Bauman: Session deals nonprofits a blow

NY Sun: Tax Increases Avoided as City Budget Deal Is Reached

NYT: As One Controversy Is Settled, an M.T.A. Official Faces Another

UTAH

NYT: When a Done Deal Unravels

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger criticizes McCain's offshore drilling proposal
Reuters: Schwarzenegger says feeding oil addiction no answer
Sacramento Bee: Drive hybrids, slow down, Schwarzenegger says

Mercury News: Spending limit is likely key to any deal on state budget

Townhall: McClintock Leads Republican Revolution

AP/Young: California air regulators tackling climate law

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Hard-fought budget sent to Napolitano

MISSISSIPPI

Rasmussen: Mississippi Senate: Incumbent Cochran Expands Lead

MICHIGAN

Hill: Kilpatrick admits sons scandal damages her

FLORIDA

WSJ: Florida's Gov. Crist on Energy, Politics
Time: Charlie Crist's McCain Problem
Orlando Sentinel: Greening Florida
Daytona Beach NJ: Gov. Schwarzenegger joins Crist in call to solve energy crisis
St. Petersburg Times: Schwarzenegger splits from Crist on gulf drilling
Palm Beach Post: Crist announces 'green' aviation effort at climate conference

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Big Gregoire media campaign

MINNESOTA

AP/Bakst: Obama and Coleman hold strong leads in Minnesota
AP/Freed: Gun ruling unlikely to change Minn. laws

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana GOP Endorses Kennedy For US Senate
AP: Ex-La. Democrat turned Republican gets GOP backing



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June 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: McCain vows U.S. energy independence by 2025
AP/Johnson: McCain tries to balance energy solutions, votes
WaPo: On the Web, Supporters of McCain Wage An Uphill Battle
WaPo: Top McCain Adviser Has Found Success Mixing Money, Politics

Robert Novak: The Obamacons Who Worry McCain
Karl Rove: It's All About Obama
Ann Coulter: You can't fuel all of the people all of the time
Dick Morris: Obama's New Strategy

WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Tim Pawlenty

Hill: Domenici: U.S. faces ‘economic destruction’
Rush Limbaugh: Irrational American Left Hates Oil

Hill: Reid, Ensign sparring over housing bill
Politico: Scandal fuels housing bill opposition
WSJ: Bank of Congress: Why do so many Senators think the housing bailout is a good idea?

NYT: Justices Bar Death Penalty for the Rape of a Child

Washington Times: Senate confirms five new nominees to FEC

NY: NYDN: Ex-staffer says top Shelly aide raped her and Silver did nothing about it
FL: AP/Madkour: Fla. governor kicks off climate summit in Miami
UT: Rasmussen: Utah Governor: Huntsman in the Clear
MI: Detroit Free Press: Bush greets fans and rallies donors
WA: Seattle Times: Gregoire to take "Sopranos" song out of ad after Rossi complains

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





Washington Times: McCain vows U.S. energy independence by 2025
AP/Johnson: McCain tries to balance energy solutions, votes
WaPo: On the Web, Supporters of McCain Wage An Uphill Battle
WaPo: Top McCain Adviser Has Found Success Mixing Money, Politics
NYT: Echoes of Bushs 04 Campaign in Sales Pitch for McCain
Politico: McCain talks of his decision to not be released from POW camp
Hill: Budweiser deal puts pressure on McCain campaign
Politico: Plouffe: McCain spending 'unlawfully'
AP/Kuhnhenn: Voters split over McCain, Obama views on Iraq
Rush Limbaugh: Caller: Lay Off McCain, Rush
Rush Limbaugh: Who's Promising to Give Us Jimmy Carter's Second Term?
AP/Elliott: Faithful in pews might not be voters in November
WaPo: McCain-Obama So Far: Positively Negative
Reuters: McCain seeks to reassure supporters
Politico: John McCain doesn't work weekends
Telegraph UK: John McCain urges mandatory emissions cuts

Robert Novak: The Obamacons Who Worry McCain
Karl Rove: It's All About Obama
Ann Coulter: You can't fuel all of the people all of the time
Dick Morris: Obama's New Strategy

WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Tim Pawlenty

WaPo: For Mother McCain, 96 Is More Than an Age: It's an Average Speed.

Rasmussen: Nebraska: McCain expands lead
Rasmussen: California: McCain Slammed in Golden State Following Call for Offshore Drilling
Rasmussen: Pennsylvania: Obama widens lead on McCain Obama 46%, McCain 42%

NYT: Delicate Talks for Democrats on a Path to a Unified Party

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

US News: Sen. Chuck Hagel's VP Prospects Fall

Minneapolis ST: Poor People's Rights group gets second parade permit
Minneapolis ST: GOP delegates can drink til dawn

NATIONAL



Hill: Domenici: U.S. faces economic destruction
Rush Limbaugh: Irrational American Left Hates Oil
Rush Limbaugh: A Short Course on Speculation
NYT: Parties Split on How to Expand Offshore Drilling
Washington Times: Gramm disputes role in oil price

WaPo: Senator Stalls Housing Relief With Call for Energy Credits
Hill: Reid, Ensign sparring over housing bill
Politico: Scandal fuels housing bill opposition
WSJ: Bank of Congress: Why do so many Senators think the housing bailout is a good idea?
Hartford Courant: Nevada Senator Holding Up Dodd Housing Bill
AP/Davis: Housing rescue stalls in Senate
Hill: Reid warns Republicans to cool it on housing bill
Hill: Ensign threatens to hold up housing bill
Politico: 99 senators offer up mortgage details

NYT: Justices Bar Death Penalty for the Rape of a Child
WaPo: High Court Rejects Death For Child Rape
AP/Sherman: Court bans death penalty for child rape
Rush Limbaugh: Europe-Loving Justice Kennedy: Hero of Terrorists, Child Rapists
AP/Hastings: Unbowed, politicians vow to execute child rapists
American Spectator: Death Should Be Reserved for Killers

WaPo: Justices Slash Damages for Exxon Oil Spill

Washington Times: Senate confirms five new nominees to FEC

CQ Politics: House Passes AMT Patch But Senate Changes Likely
WaPo: AMT Relief Passes House, but Faces Hurdle in Senate
Hill: House passes AMT patch
AP/Abrams: House passes alternative minimum tax relief
AP: How they voted: Roll call on the alternative minimum tax

NYT: House Votes to Expand Civil Rights for Disabled
AP/Holland: House votes to expand disabilities law

AP/Abrams: House sets standards for juvenile boot camps
AP/Werner: Lawmakers disagree over defining online gambling
Washington Times: House moves to cut back secrecy

CQ Politics: Senate Vote on FISA Bill May Wait Until July
AP/Hess: Senate nears end of debate over surveillance bill

AP/Abrams: Senate reaches an agreement on global AIDS bill

CQ Politics: Senate GOP Not Ready to Act on Earmarks
Hill: Senate GOP delays earmark vote

Washington Times: Uranium mining halted by House

NYT: Gene Testing Questioned by Regulators

CQ Politics: Judge Refuses to Exclude Rep. Jeffersons Statements to FBI
Hill: Judge rejects Jefferson on evidence

LA Times: 75% blame Bush's policies for deteriorating economy
American Spectator: In Defense of George W. Bush

NEW YORK

NYDN: Ex-staffer says top Shelly aide raped her and Silver did nothing about it

NY Post: Million-dollar interests are zealous for Skelos
Newsday: Skelos optimistic about November elections
NYT: New G.O.P. Leader Says Mayor Has Pledged Support
Newsday: Bruno's final bill abandoned mid-vote after revolt
Newsday: Sources: Bruno probe may move

NYT: Weighing New Candidates for Fossellas House Seat

Albany TU: What people are saying about Treadwell
YouTube: Sandy Treadwell Ad

NYT: By Legislative Act, State Dental Group Prevails in Dispute

NYT: Much Left Undone, Again, as Session Ends in Albany

Albany TU: Poll: Tonko ahead in the 21st CD

NEW JERSEY

AP: Poll finds Lautenberg leading NJ Senate race

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Former tough-guy actor sets sights on US Senate

FLORIDA

Daytona Beach: Gov. Crist wants Florida to be green leader
AP/Madkour: Fla. governor kicks off climate summit in Miami
Sun-Sentinel: Crist urges creation of new fuels; FPL reveals solar energy plant plans

DC

WaPo: GOP Committee Hands Schwartz Unanimous Endorsement

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Senate Approves 6-Cent Rise In Gas Tax: Road Bill Has Little Chance in House

UTAH

Rasmussen: Utah Governor: Huntsman in the Clear

Politico: Chaffetz's win a GOP 'wake-up call'
AP/Vergakis: Utah Republican says he's happy he lost primary
Salt Lake Tribune: Cannon loss sets off wave of worry

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Bush greets fans and rallies donors
AP/Loven: Bush raises GOP cash in Michigan

Detroit News: Worthy hires extra staff for mayor's case

ALASKA

Hill: Young: Theres life after lawmaking

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Gregoire to take "Sopranos" song out of ad after Rossi campaign complains
AP/LaCorte: WA Democrats to change Sopranos-themed Rossi ad

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June 25, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: McCain's Fine Line of Security
WaPo: McCain Adviser May Have Struck a Nerve
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Throws Charlie Black Under Bus for Telling Truth
NYT: McCain Camp Calls Obama ‘Dr. No’ of Energy Security
Reuters: McCain says only World War III would justify draft
Robert Novak: A Chance for McCain

Washington Times: Senate advances mortgage aid bill
WSJ: Illinois Plans to Sue Countrywide, CEO
WSJ: Mortgage VIPs: Sweetheart deals are just a phone call away

WaPo: Vacancies on FEC Filled As 5 Win Senate Approval
NYT: Report Assails Political Hiring in Justice Dept.
WaPo: House Passes Bill Postponing Cut in Medicare Payments to Doctors

NY: Newsday: Dean Skelos chosen as New York Senate majority leader
UT: Deseret News: Chaffetz wins big — He turns Cannon into a lame duck
FL: St. Pete Times: Florida to pay U.S. Sugar $1.75-B for 187,000 acres in Everglades
OR: AP/Silverman: Oregon GOP senator cites work with Obama in ad
TX: AP/Gamboa: Texas governor trying to slash ethanol production
AZ: Hill: Wide field looks to get Arizona GOP back on track against Rep. Mitchell
MI: Detroit News: Michigan judge named to U.S. appeals court
NE: Rasmussen: Nebraska Senate: Johanns is Dominant
CA: Sacramento Bee: Could California budget gap get wider?
AK: American Spectator: Biting Young: Alaskan faces a congressional primary challenge

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WSJ: McCain's Fine Line of Security
WaPo: McCain Adviser May Have Struck a Nerve
NYT: No. 1 Faux Pas in Washington? Candor, Perhaps
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Throws Charlie Black Under Bus for Telling Truth
Washington Times: Adviser's terrorism remark is 'valid'

NYT: McCain Camp Calls Obama Dr. No of Energy Security
LA Times: Santa Barbara fumes over McCain drilling plan
NYT: Obama Assails Remarks by McCain on Offshore Oil Drilling

Reuters: McCain says only World War III would justify draft

Bloomberg: McCain's Tax Plan Would Block a Democrat Katrina

AP/Johnson: McCain calls for energy-efficient government

AP/Johnson: McCain to visit Colombia next month

WSJ: Meet the Republican VP Prospect: Bobby Jindal
Human Events: Louisiana Emperor Jindal Has No Clothes
Human Events: Thompson for Veep?

NYT: Evangelical Leader Attacks Obama on Religious Views

Robert Novak: A Chance for McCain

LA Times: Obama holds 12-point lead over McCain, poll finds
American Thinker: It's Time McCain Picks Up The Glove
LA Times: Inside John McCain's game plan: 'It's not supposed to be easy'

WaPo: Tancredo Questions McCain

NATIONAL

WaPo: Relief Measure Passes Key Test Vote in Senate
NYT: Approval Is Near for Bill to Help U.S. Homeowners
NYT: Housing Aid Bill Passes Senate Test
AP/Davis: Housing rescue plan passes key Senate test
Washington Times: Senate advances mortgage aid bill

WSJ: Illinois Plans to Sue Countrywide, CEO
NYT: Illinois to Sue Countrywide
WSJ: Mortgage VIPs: Sweetheart deals are just a phone call away

WSJ: Senate Confirms FEC Nominees
WaPo: Vacancies on FEC Filled As 5 Win Senate Approval
AP: Senate confirms FEC nominees
Hill: Senate confirms FEC picks

WaPo: Ideology-Based Hiring at Justice Broke Laws, Investigation Finds
NYT: Report Assails Political Hiring in Justice Dept.

WaPo: House Passes Bill Postponing Cut in Medicare Payments to Doctors
NYT: House Votes to Block Cut in Doctors Medicare Fees
AP/Freking: House passes bill stopping Medicare cut for doctors
NYT: High Medicare Costs, Courtesy of Congress

WaPo: Top Personnel Official Pressured to Resign: US Capitol Police

AP/Herbert: House fails to move gas pump price gouging bill
AP: House Roll Call: Price gouging on gasoline

Hill: GOP going for green

AP/Quaid: Panel seeks testimony from Rumsfeld aide

Hill: FISA overhaul spat moves from Capitol to campaign

Human Events: Races of the Week

NEW YORK





NYT: New Day in Albany Opens as the Senate Selects Brunos Successor
NYT: G.O.P. Picking Brunos Replacement
NYT: A Kingpin of State Politics Bids Adieu to a Stage He Relished
NYT: Editorial: The More Things Change in Albany
Newsday: Dean Skelos chosen as New York Senate majority leader
Newsday: For Skelos, politics is a family affair
Newsday: Finally, a big Albany day
Newsday: Skelos can be Paterson's strong partner or an opponent
AP/Gormley: Skelos expected to replace Bruno as Senate GOP leader
Buffalo News: Power in the State Senate shifting to Long Island
Albany TU: Mantle passes to Skelos
Albany TU: Retirement won't end FBI probe
Albany TU: GOP confident in Skelos' ability
Albany TU: Senate GOP to rethink strategy for November
Albany TU: Skelos: property taxes are Job One
NY Sun: New N.Y. Senate Leader Aims at Taxes
NY Post: Bruno files seized hours before he quit
NYDN: Joe Bruno wanted to know if quitting would affect U.S. probe - source

NY Sun: McCain N.Y. Headquarters Will Be in New Jersey

NYDN: Vito's DWI case will roll on into August

UTAH



Deseret News: Chaffetz wins big He turns Cannon into a lame duck
CQ Politics: Utah GOP Rep. Cannon Defeated in Primary
AP/Vergakis: Utah Republican Chris Cannon Loses Party Primary
AP: Utah Rep. Cannon ousted in Republican primary
Hill: Cannon apparently ousted in primary
Hill: Environment helping GOP challenger as Cannon again faces political demise
Politico: Cannon ousted in Republican primary

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Transportation Deal Still Stalled

FLORIDA



St. Petersburg Times: Florida to pay U.S. Sugar $1.75-B for 187,000 acres in Everglades
WaPo: Florida Moves to Restore Wetlands: Sugar Corp. Purchase Would Aid Everglades
AP/Skoloff: Fla. strikes $1.7B deal with Big Sugar
Palm Beach Post: Glades institution since '31 to close up shop
Sun-Sentinel: Florida buying back chunk of Everglades from Big Sugar
Sarasota HT: Big deal, not done deal
Miami Herald: Crist's green plan a work in progress

Miami Herald: McCain hosts tele-meeting with S. Florida voters

AP/Evans: Florida congressman defends giving borrowed speech

Miami Herald: Hard times in state deflate Crist's approval ratings

OREGON

ABC: Oregon's Republican Senator Cozies Up to Obama
AP/Silverman: Oregon GOP senator cites work with Obama in ad

TEXAS

AP/Gamboa: Texas governor trying to slash ethanol production

ARIZONA

Hill: Wide field looks to get Arizona GOP back on track against Rep. Mitchell
Arizona Republic: Legislature ironing out final budget differences

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan judge named to U.S. appeals court
Detroit Free Press: Council delays Kilpatrick removal hearings

NEBRASKA

Rasmussen: Nebraska Senate: Johanns is Dominant

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Could California budget gap get wider?

ALASKA

American Spectator: Biting Young: Alaskan faces a congressional primary challenge

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June 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NYDN: John McCain's volt from the blue - $300M dare to build better car battery
Detroit News: McCain: $300M for battery: for plug-in hybrid or electric cars
NY Sun: With Innovation Prize, McCain Borrows From Gingrich
NRO: A Prize for McCain: A meaningful alternative to special-interest subsidies
WSJ: Senator's Broad Range Of Energy Policies Defies Categories

CQ Politics: RNC Holds Big Money Edge — and McCain May Need It
Washington Times: Ex-GOP adversaries rethink McCain

WSJ: Political Speculators: McCain and Obama shoot the price messengers
Rush Limbaugh: Liberal Talking Points Disguise Decades of Energy Policy Failures

Newsday: Dodd repeats denial of mortgage wrongdoing
Politico: Senators' mortgages under microscope
Hartford Courant: Dodd's Housing Bill Again on Senate Floor
NRO/Lowry: Friends of Chris and Kent

Dick Morris: Asking The Bombers To Try Again
Hill: Reid announces Senate votes on judges

Minneapolis ST: Republican National Convention puts out SOS call for volunteers

NY: NY Sun: Bruno Will Step Down in Albany: Fear Seizes Republicans Over Transition
LA: NYT: Legislators Raise Pay, and a Governor Pays the Price
VA: WaPo: Editorial: Gov. Kaine is right to grant felons a say in the democratic process
CT: Hartford Courant: Legislature Overrides Rell's Veto Of Minimum-Wage Increase
UT: AP/Vergakis: Utah primary will decide GOP congressional race
FL: CQ Politics: Republicans in Florida Race Try to Move Past Foley Scandal

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NYDN: John McCain's volt from the blue - $300M dare to build better car battery
Detroit News: McCain: $300M for battery: for plug-in hybrid or electric cars
WaPo: McCain Proposes $300 Million Prize for Electric-Car Advance
Hill: McCain pitches $300 million prize for energy innovation
Reuters: McCain calls for $300 million prize for car battery
McClatchy: McCain pushes incentives to boost auto-energy efficiency
SF Chronicle: McCain touts plans to fuel U.S. energy needs
NY Sun: With Innovation Prize, McCain Borrows From Gingrich
NRO: A Prize for McCain: A meaningful alternative to special-interest subsidies
WSJ: Senator's Broad Range Of Energy Policies Defies Categories

LA Times: McCain gambling on offshore drilling
Reuters: McCain defends position switch on offshore oil

CQ Politics: RNC Holds Big Money Edge — and McCain May Need It
Washington Times: Ex-GOP adversaries rethink McCain

AP/Sidoti: McCain choice to help with veep is discreet lawyer

Washington Times: McCain sidetracked by aide's terror gaffe
WaPo: Terror Strike Would Help McCain, Top Adviser Says
AP/Johnson: McCain disavows aide's comment about terrorism
AP: McCain aide says he regrets terrorism comments
Politico: Black apologizes

Politico: Gitmo trial looms in election homestretch
McClatchy: In a first, court says military erred in a Guantanamo case

AP: McCain gets scrape after run-in with auto rooftop
Reuters: McCain says bandage on head due to low-hanging roof

AP/Fouhy: Cindy McCain to headline fundraiser in London

Dick Morris: Asking The Bombers To Try Again
WSJ: Political Speculators: McCain and Obama shoot the price messengers

AP/Gorski: Dobson accuses Obama of 'distorting' Bible

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

Minneapolis ST: Republican National Convention puts out SOS call for volunteers
Downtown Journal: 4,000 volunteers still needed for Republican convention

NATIONAL






NYT: Agreements Elusive at Oil Meeting; Price Moderates
Rush Limbaugh: Liberal Talking Points Disguise Decades of Energy Policy Failures
AP/Raum: Gas at $4 brings promises, pandering

AP/Davis: Housing rescue faces key test

Newsday: Dodd repeats denial of mortgage wrongdoing
Politico: Senators' mortgages under microscope
Hartford Courant: Dodd's Housing Bill Again on Senate Floor
NRO/Lowry: Friends of Chris and Kent

Hill: Reid announces Senate votes on judges
CQ Politics: Dem House Campaign Unit Ended May With Seven-Fold Cash Lead
Politico: Retiring GOP reps frustrate leadership



Politico: Boehner: Master of negotiation, again

CQ Politics: Surveillance Showdown Promised

CQ Politics: House Hearing to Focus on Medicare, Social Security Fiscal Crunch
WSJ: What's at Stake in the Medicare Showdown

WSJ: Batting Ninth: Circuit Court sets itself up for another double play
Hill: Court hears arguments in executive privilege case

WaPo: Former Customers Off Limits To Verizon: FCC Rules Against Courting of Exes

AP/Garlow: House to improve accessibility for handicapped

CQ Politics: Flake Gets Unexpected Help in Earmark Fight

Rush Limbaugh: Rockefeller GOP Aims to Eliminate the Conservative Wing of the Party

NYT/Brooks: The Bush Paradox

Politico: A new Imus controversy?
AP: Past incendiary Imus remarks

WaPo: Recruits Who Failed Checks Were Hired by Capitol Police

NEW YORK



NY Sun: Bruno Will Step Down in Albany: Fear Seizes Republicans Over Transition
NY Post: Bruno shocks GOP by calling it quits
NY Post/Dicker: Departure hurts Republicans and Dem Gov
Newsday: Bruno won't seek reeelection, Skelos may replace him
Newsday: Sen. Skelos, a leader in waiting
NYDN: Senate GOP Leader Joe Bruno won't seek another Albany term
NYDN/Benjamin: With Joe Bruno's exit, Senate reign in sight for state Democrats
Albany TU: Bruno will exit arena
Albany TU: Region losing its advocate
NYT: Top Senator in New York Wont Seek Re-election
NY Post/Dicker: Bruno won't seek re-election
NYDN: Bruno Won't Seek Re-Election
Albany TU: Bruno won't seek reelection
Albany TU: Early lineup on Bruno successors
Albany TU: Bruno: It is time to move on.
NYT: Bruno to Step Down as New York Senate Majority Leader
AP/Gormley: NY Senate leader Joseph Bruno won't run again
Newsday: Republicans, Democrats on Joseph Bruno
Newsday: Biographical data of NY Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno

NYT: Death Creates More Turmoil in S.I. Congressional Race
AP/Barrett: Candidate's death brings new questions
NY Post: GOP left in the lurch on SI
CQ Politics: Fast Decisions Loom After GOP Mourns Late House Candidate

AP/Bauman: NY lawmakers reach agreements on brownfields
Newsday: State Senate passes public pension reform measure
Newsday: Paterson expects school-tax cap negotiations to go on
Albany TU: Something more than nothing

AP/Gormley: Assembly, Bloomberg face off over authorities reform

Buffalo News: Tobe forced out of key economic development post in City Hall

LOUISIANA

NYT: Legislators Raise Pay, and a Governor Pays the Price

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Kaine's Transportation Plan Faces Uphill Climb
WaPo: Editorial: Gov. Kaine is right to grant felons a say in the democratic process

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Legislature Overrides Rell's Veto Of Minimum-Wage Increase
AP/Haigh: General Assembly overrides minimum wage veto

UTAH

AP/Vergakis: Utah primary will decide GOP congressional race
Rasmussen: Utah: McCain Has Solid Lead in Historically Red State

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor asks gov to delay ouster process
AP/Williams: Detroit mayor complicates mom's congressional bid

NEW MEXICO

Rasmussen: New Mexico Senate: Democrat Udall's Lead Jumps After GOP Primary

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: Republicans in Florida Race Try to Move Past Foley Scandal
McClatchy: New poll suggests Obama can beat McCain in Florida

CALIFORNIA

AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger to skip annual prayer breakfast

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June 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Johnson: Sen. McCain offers $300 million prize for new auto battery
Reuters: John McCain to push new measures to lower auto emissions
Washington Times: GOP courting blue-collar vote
SF Chronicle: Oil drilling question looms as election issue
Robert Novak: Fiscal Medicine Man
Politico: Three women who could join GOP ticket

NYDN: Cindy McCain is a mystery
LA Times: McCain could have a conflict brewing
National Post: The quiet partner

NYT: Agreements Are Elusive at Oil Talks in Saudi Arabia
CQ Politics: FISA Overhaul Set to Clear Senate
American Thinker: Dodd’s Diversion
WaPo: Karl Rove: New Rampart, Old Battles
WSJ: Harry Reid's Glass Slipper: The Democrat stalls on FEC nominations. Again.
Washington Times: Brokaw takes reins at 'Meet the Press'

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Gov nixed GOP's secret tax-cap offer
NY: NYT: Republican Running for House Dies at 67
UT: CQ Politics: Will ‘Change’ Trump ‘Experience’ in Utah GOP Primary?
FL: WSJ: With Oil's Rise, Floridians Shift on Drilling
MT: Missoulian: Republicans draw record crowd in Missoula

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AP/Johnson: Sen. McCain offers $300 million prize for new auto battery
Reuters: John McCain to push new measures to lower auto emissions
AP: McCain attends services at Phoenix church
Washington Times: Judiciary issue fuels McCain skeptics
Washington Times: GOP courting blue-collar vote
Politico: Can McCain claim the Ron Paul votes?
Hill: McCain, Obama try to stick flip-flop label on opponent

Robert Novak: Fiscal Medicine Man

SF Chronicle: Oil drilling question looms as election issue
Boston Globe: Editorial: John McCain, drill seeker
NYT: Obama Camp Closely Linked With Ethanol
Detroit News: Flooding muddies push for ethanol
NYT: Obama Urges More Regulation of Oil Speculators
Washington Times: Obama faults profiteers, Gramm for oil prices

Politico: Three women who could join GOP ticket
AP: Veepstakes: Who will, who won't and who won't say
Arizona Daily Star: Huckabee, Watts top VP picks in our poll

NYDN: Cindy McCain is a mystery
LA Times: McCain could have a conflict brewing
National Post: The quiet partner

NY Sun: One Election Outcome Certain: A Lefty Will Win White House

Time: Lieberman's Costly Support for McCain

Angus Reid: Kentucky: McCain 53%, Obama 41%

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

AP/McCaffrey: GOP frets Barr could play spoiler in prez race

NATIONAL

NYT: Agreements Are Elusive at Oil Talks in Saudi Arabia
AP: Saudis may boost oil output slightly
Breitbart: Iraq to award oil contracts to foreign firms

CQ Politics: FISA Overhaul Set to Clear Senate
NRO: Finally Fixing FISA

American Thinker: Dodds Diversion
Greenwich Time: Answers needed regarding Dodd

NYT: Bill to Protect Companies in Inquiries Adds Support

WaPo: Karl Rove: New Rampart, Old Battles

WSJ: Harry Reid's Glass Slipper: The Democrat stalls on FEC nominations. Again.

Washington Times: Brokaw takes reins at 'Meet the Press'

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Gov nixed GOP's secret tax-cap offer
NYT: Council Victory in Queens Energizes Republican Party
NYT: In Rift Among Dentist Groups, a Tale of Political Clout
NYT: Making Progress on Pensions as the Session Draws to a Close
Newsday: Unresolved issues in the State Legislature
AP/Virtanen: Negotiators try to resolve NY brownfield cleanup
Albany TU: Drawing state pay from a distance
Albany TU: Paterson makes a Spitzer-esque play in the 48th
NY Sun: Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Will Test Paterson's Policy

NYT: Republican Running for House Dies at 67
NYDN: Top candidate to replace Vito Fossella dies of heart attack
NY Sun: Republicans' Pick for Seat Held by Fossella Dies at 67
CQ Politics: Candidate for New York House Seat Dies, Leaving State GOP With Dilemma

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Congestion Ahead: House Republican speaker makes ready for failure

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Lawmakers to return to Capitol

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Emotional debate on NJ borrowing

UTAH

CQ Politics: Will Change Trump Experience in Utah GOP Primary?

FLORIDA

WSJ: With Oil's Rise, Floridians Shift on Drilling

MONTANA

Missoulian: Republicans draw record crowd in Missoula

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June 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Baltimore Sun: Obama-McCain virtually tied: Gallup
CQ Politics: May Fundraising: Good for McCain, Not So Good for Obama
Washington Times: McCain rips Obama trade views as a retreat
Robert Novak: How to Hit Obama
Times UK: Governor with ‘prole chic’ tipped as John McCain’s sidekick

Hill: Bush slams Dems for ‘obstructing’ new oil production

WSJ: Subprime VIP
NYT: Editorial: With Friends Like Angelo . . .

AP/Davis: Housing rescue is final chance for bargaining
NRO/McCarthy: Blunt Talk on Surveillance Reform
Telegraph UK: History will say that we misunderestimated George W Bush

NY: Newsday: Governor, GOP closer on deal to cap school taxes
VA: WSJ: Can high gas prices turn around the Virginia Senate race?
IL: Chicago Tribune: Impeachment talk swirls: 'Nuclear option' hangs over Blagojevich
FL: Sarasota HT: State's Republican delegation tilts toward options offshore
NC: News-Record: Hagan, Dole tout bridging divide
UT: Salt Lake Tribune: Tuesday's voters may end the malice
NH: Union Leader: State House Dome: Sununu is Republican fundraising star

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Baltimore Sun: Obama-McCain virtually tied: Gallup
WaPo: McCain Driving Debate, But Some Fear Swerving
NYT: Two Republican Contenders Whose Similarities Are Mostly Skin Deep
NYT: The Executive Power Awaiting the Next President
AP/Espo: Analysis: McCain hampered by campaign missteps
Detroit Free Press: Obama, McCain face off on world affairs
Washington Times: McCain rips Obama trade views as a retreat
Hill: Obama, McCain quarrel over flood prevention programs
Reuters: Obama: McCain would leave cities cash-strapped
CSM: Can McCain deliver his home state?
Times UK/Andrew Sullivan: The more John McCain is right on Iraq, the more he loses
Newsweek: Damaged Brand? Can McCain restore the luster?
Philadelphia Inq: McCain faces delicate balance of being GOP nominee, political maverick

NYT: McCain Rises and Obama Dips in Fund-Raising for May
CQ Politics: May Fundraising: Good for McCain, Not So Good for Obama
Politico: McCain closes the cash gap against Obama

Robert Novak: How to Hit Obama

Times UK: Governor with prole chic tipped as John McCains sidekick
WaPo: The Pluses and Minuses of Gov. Anonymous
SF Chronicle: Vice presidential picks: What really matters?

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

AP/Riechmann: Bush says Democrats keep blocking his energy plans
Hill: Bush slams Dems for obstructing new oil production
WaPo: Editorial: Drill Deeper: Could this be the start of a real debate on energy security?
McClatchy: New debate erupts over offshore drilling
Guardian UK: Poll: most Britons doubt cause of climate change
Reuters: Shell delays Alaska drilling plan due legal dispute
Mercury News: Editorial: Offshore drilling opens oil pipeline to nowhere
Fox: FOX News Poll: Americans 'Energized' for Action
Bloomberg: Democrats Say Oil Companies Should Lose Leases They Don't Use
South Bend Tribune: ANWR a hot issue far from frozen north

WSJ: Subprime VIP
NYT: Editorial: With Friends Like Angelo . . .
Hartford Courant: Dodd Must Clear Air Over Deals

AP/Davis: Housing rescue is final chance for bargaining
AP: Veto threat hangs over housing bill

NRO/McCarthy: Blunt Talk on Surveillance Reform

Hill: More congressional computers hacked from China

American Thinker: The Second Amendment: Much Ado about Firearms

American Thinker: Has Affirmative Action run its course?
Townhall: Conservative Blacks Choose Pigment Over Principle
WaPo: 3 in 10 Americans Admit to Race Bias

Daily Inter Lake: Haditha: A media-made atrocity?
McClatchy: Haditha victims' kin outraged as Marines go free

Michael Barone: The Facts in Iraq Are Changing



Telegraph UK: History will say that we misunderestimated George W Bush

NEW YORK

Newsday: Governor, GOP closer on deal to cap school taxes
NYT: Some Severance Deals at Utility Required Silence
NYT: In Confronting the Foreclosure Crisis, a Bill Strikes a Balance
NY Post: Agency fat cats are e-z targets
NYDN: Gov. David Paterson makes strides in first frantic 100 days
NY Post: Rev. Al under radar

INDIANA

NYT: Will Hoosiers See Blue?

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Special Legislative Session Fruitful, to Some

CALIFORNIA



AP/Thompson: Judge limits secrecy bid in Calif. prison lawsuits
LA Times: Editorial: The cap trap

VIRGINIA

WSJ: Can high gas prices turn around the Virginia Senate race?

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Impeachment talk swirls: 'Nuclear option' hangs over Blagojevich

FLORIDA

Sarasota HT: State's Republican delegation tilts toward options offshore
Bradenton Herald: A case for drilling: Let's tap our plentiful oil reserves
Palm Beach Post: Crist risks green, bipartisan monikers with drilling stance

NORTH CAROLINA

News-Record: Hagan, Dole tout bridging divide
Charlotte Observer: Senate rivals try to link each other to problems
Journal: Candidates for Senate, governor square off
Charlotte Observer: McCrory and Perdue differ on vouchers

OREGON

AP: Ore. Democrat wins GOP nomination for AG

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Tuesday's voters may end the malice
Salt Lake Tribune: Cannon, again: Chaffetz not much of an alternative

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: State House Dome: Sununu is Republican fundraising star

OHIO

Cleveland PD: Ohio's GOP justices pull together enough to help Arshinkoff
Toledo Blade: Dems ratify Cordray for Dann post
Cleveland PD: Editorial: Ohio's secretary of state has a partisan streak

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: GOP House seats no longer safe?

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