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June 14, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Denounces Detainee Ruling: View Aligns Him With President
Dallas MN: Texas evangelical Republicans reluctantly back McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Someone Teach McCain About Oil Speculators and Economics!
Rasmussen: North Carolina: McCain Holds Two Point Advantage
NPR: McCain's Possible Running Mates

WaPo: Countrywide Gave Special Attention To Lawmakers

NYT: Plan Would Lift Saudi Oil Output to Highest Ever
Rush Limbaugh: Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!

WaPo: Lawmakers Near Deal On Surveillance Bill
NYT/Greenhouse: Justices Come Under Election-Year Spotlight
AP/Kellman: Senate leaders report gifts, holdings
Gabriel Schoenfeld: In the Matter of George W. Bush v. the Constitution
CQ Politics: The FEC: Lots of Work Ahead for a Full Commission
AP/Yost: Court says campaign finance rules too weak
Buffalo News: Tim Russert, host of 'Meet the Press,' dies of a heart attack at age 58

NY: WSJ: Checks and Judicial Balances: New York judges try to give themselves a raise
OR: Rasmussen: Oregon Senate: Incumbent Smith Still Below 50% Support
MN: Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Coleman 48% Franken 45%, Ventura a Wild Card
TX: Dallas MN: All eyes on Hutchison as officeholders map plans
AZ: Arizona Republic: Ex-Navajo County GOP leader to serve out Flake's Senate term
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Governor has opportunity to remake Florida's judiciary
CA: San Diego UT: Law-and-order appointee now known for greater rights

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



WaPo: McCain Denounces Detainee Ruling: View Aligns Him With President
Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain blasts Obama's support of detainee ruling
NYDN: John McCain slams Supreme Court, Barack Obama on Guantanamo ruling

NYT: Campaigns Unable to Agree on Series of Meetings

Dallas MN: Texas evangelical Republicans reluctantly back McCain

AP/Kuhnhenn: Economic woes loom large for McCain, Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Someone Teach McCain About Oil Speculators and Economics!
Salt Lake Tribune: In Congress, there's lots of hot air but no gasoline relief

AP/Babington: Obama wants payroll tax on incomes above $250,000
AP: Fact Check: McCain and Social Security

Rasmussen: North Carolina: McCain Holds Two Point Advantage
Rasmussen: Michigan: Now Its Obama By Three
CQ Politics: Obama Could Give McCain Home-State Blues
Cherry Hill CP: McCain says N.J. winnable for GOP
AP: McCain Says He Can Win New Jersey in November

NYT: Giuliani Plans to Aid Hopefuls, for His Share
AP/Shannon: Romney urges support for McCain in Texas

NPR: McCain's Possible Running Mates
AP/Johnson: Caroline Kennedy brings discretion to veep search
AP/Paulson: Dem convention panel faces $15 million shortfall

Hill: McCains report more than $100,000 in credit card debt

Minneapolis Star Tribune: John McCain to visit Minnesota next week

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

CQ Politics: Candidate Paul Is Gone, But Not Really
LA Times: Ron Paul declines to concede at rally, but his website says it's really over

NATIONAL

WaPo: Countrywide Gave Special Attention To Lawmakers
Hill: Dodd denies knowledge of VIP loan rate
AP/Zibel: US foreclosure filings surge 48 percent in May
NYT: Senators Caught in Mortgage Fallout

NYT: Plan Would Lift Saudi Oil Output to Highest Ever
Rush Limbaugh: Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!

WaPo: Lawmakers Near Deal On Surveillance Bill
Hill: FISA negotiators near deal

NYT/Greenhouse: Justices Come Under Election-Year Spotlight

AP/Kellman: Senate leaders report gifts, holdings
AP: Summaries of Senate financial disclosure forms
Hill: Senate Ethics panel exempts Reid from gift rule
SHP: Sessions' dust-up with Reid, in their own words

AP/Loven: Analysis: Bush making grand promises in Europe

AP/Sherman: Mukasey: Detainee ruling won't stop terror trials
Gabriel Schoenfeld: In the Matter of George W. Bush v. the Constitution

CQ Politics: The FEC: Lots of Work Ahead for a Full Commission
AP/Yost: Court says campaign finance rules too weak

Hill: Jefferson to be tried in Virginia federal court



Buffalo News: Tim Russert, host of 'Meet the Press,' dies of a heart attack at age 58
NYT: Tim Russert, 58, NBCs Face of Politics, Dies
AP/Espo: NBC's Tim Russert dies at 58 of heart attack
AP: Biographical information on Tim Russert
WaPo/Kurtz: Journalist Revitalized Washington Talk Shows
NYT: National Politicians Sought Out the Crucial Russert Test
AP/Woodward: Russert and his Sunday morning grilling
Politico: Memorable Tim Russert moments

NEW YORK

WSJ: Checks and Judicial Balances: New York judges try to give themselves a raise
AP/Bauman: AG says CVS and Rite Aid sold out-of-date food, drugs across state
Albany TU: Bazile staying with Tedisco
Albany TU: Sabini is appointed head of Racing and Wagering Board

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Dobbs says he's not considering running for governor in Jersey
AP/Hester: CNN's Dobbs not running for NJ governor

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor denies role in letter
Detroit Free Press: Mayor to skip Obama rally

Rasmussen: Michigan Senate: Levin Holds on to Solid Lead

IOWA

Rasmussen: Iowa Senate: Incumbent Harkin Has Strong Lead in Hawkeye State

OREGON

Rasmussen: Oregon Senate: Incumbent Smith Still Below 50% Support

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Coleman 48% Franken 45%, Ventura a Wild Card
Minneapolis ST: Poll finds Ventura would do damage to Coleman, Franken
US News: Franken Win Would Mean a Bad Year for Republicans

TEXAS

Dallas MN: All eyes on Hutchison as officeholders map plans
Austin AS: Hutchisons warm reception, with a sticker
AP: Benkiser holds off challenger
Austin AS: Benkiser, Armstrong look strong for re-election
Fort Worth ST: After many quiet years, Texas Republicans are bickering
AP/Shannon: Perry, Dewhurst take turns wooing GOP crowd
Austin AS: Unusual circumstances put Texas Republicans on the defensive

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Ex-Navajo County GOP leader to serve out Flake's Senate term

OHIO

Toledo Blade: Cordray launches 2nd attempt to become attorney general

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Governor has opportunity to remake Florida's judiciary

CALIFORNIA

San Diego UT: Law-and-order appointee now known for greater rights
Pasadena Star-News: Debate on gay marriage ban set

Imperial Valley News: Governor Schwarzenegger Announces California Appointments

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June 13, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Washington Times: McCain holds town hall without rival
NY Sun: McCain on Wall Street: 'Angry' About Oil
Washington Times: GOP hits another Obama adviser: Holder tied to pardon of financier
Hill: Dems attack lobbying record of McCain’s VP vetter
Press of Atlantic City: McCain's town hall coming to N.J. today
Video: Tour of the Straight Talk Express

Peggy Noonan: Brave New World?
Charles Krauthammer: War could win it for John McCain
Dick Morris: How To Pick A Vice-President
Ward Connerly: Obama Is No 'Post-Racial' Candidate
Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Could Save His Campaign with Energy Policy Flip-Flop

NYT: Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal in Civilian Courts
WSJ: President Kennedy
Rush Limbaugh: The Last Days of the United States

Hill: Paul ends campaign, launches new group
USA Today: Huckabee returns to limelight as regular Fox News commentator

John Boehner: Increase American-Made Energy to Reduce Gas Prices
WaPo: House Increases Jobless Benefits: In Senate, 3-Month Extension Faces Longer Odds
CBS: GOP Losses To Ward Approach $800K; NRSC Also Victimized
NYT: Deadlock on Appeals Court Judges Ends

NY: Albany TU: FBI probes congressional spouses getting work
NJ: AP/Hester: CNN's Lou Dobbs won't comment on run for NJ governor
TX: Houston Chronicle: Perry urges harmony at state GOP convention
ME: AP/Harkavy: Maine Senate race attracts many celebrity donors
NC: Rasmussen: North Carolina Governor: Perdue 47% McCrory 46%
FL: Tampa Tribune: Crist's style called Republican Party's future
IA: Iowa Politics: Republican Party of Iowa: GOP postpones state convention

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Washington Times: McCain holds town hall without rival
WSJ: McCains Night on the Town (Hall)
WaPo: Town Hall: McCain's Comfort Zone
Newsday: McCain renews town-hall debate challenge to Obama
Newsday: John McCain hosting NJ town hall meeting in Pemberton
AP/Mulvihill: McCain making fourth New Jersey stop since eve of primary
Press of Atlantic City: McCain's town hall coming to N.J. today
Star-Ledger: McCain campaign comes to New Jersey
St. Louis PD: McCain stopping in Mo GOP base Springfield next week

Peggy Noonan: Brave New World?
Charles Krauthammer: War could win it for John McCain
Dick Morris: How To Pick A Vice-President
Ward Connerly: Obama Is No 'Post-Racial' Candidate
Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Could Save His Campaign with Energy Policy Flip-Flop
Michael Reagan: McCain: Four More Years of Mumbling?

NY Sun: McCain on Wall Street: 'Angry' About Oil
AP/Babington: One down, more to go for Republicans aiding McCain
Newsday: McCain expects to woo Clinton supporters in New York
Washington Times: GOP hits another Obama adviser: Holder tied to pardon of financier
Hill: Dems attack lobbying record of McCains VP vetter

NY Post: Young House star is just the ticket for John
Human Events: McCains Veepstakes: Kay Bailey Hutchison
McClatchy: Guessing game: Who will be the next Republican vice presidential candidate?
Newsweek: The McCain Veepwatch, Vol. 3: Charlie Crist
Sun-Sentinel: Crist on the issues

Video: Tour of the Straight Talk Express

Politico: Michelle Obama becomes GOP target

Rasmussen: Iowa: Obama Expands Lead in Hawkeye State
Rasmussen: Washington: Obama 53% McCain 35%

Hill: Paul ends campaign, launches new group
AP/Shannon: Ron Paul says campaign to 'shift gears'
NYT: Phase 2 for Ron Paul
LA Times: Ron Paul doesn't concede, but intends to lead
Atlanta JC: Ron Paul ends his campaign, praises Bob Barr
LA Times: Hold on! Ron Paul did NOT quit the GOP presidential race

USA Today: Huckabee returns to limelight as regular Fox News commentator
Boston Globe: Huckabee becoming a pundit

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

NYT: Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal in Civilian Courts
WaPo: Justices Say Detainees Can Seek Release
AP/Sherman: Court says detainees have rights, bucking Bush
AP/Selsky: Start of Guantanamo trials in doubt
WaPo: Administration Strategy for Detention Now in Disarray
AP/Espo: Analysis: Court's course in next president's hands
WSJ: President Kennedy
American Spectator: Lord Kennedy
Rush Limbaugh: The Last Days of the United States
Rush Limbaugh: Outrage Over Supreme Court Decision
Rush Limbaugh: Gitmo and the Left's Assault on Liberty
Hill: Graham: Detainees get better treatment than Nazis
Human Events: Gitmo Inmates' Constitutional 'Rights'

John Boehner: Increase American-Made Energy to Reduce Gas Prices
Reuters: House Republicans vow push on oil drilling
AP/Hebert: Cheney's false comment on oil drilling attacked
Jonah Goldberg: Livin' in a Frosty Paradise? ANWR is not as pristine as it's cracked up to be

WaPo: House Increases Jobless Benefits: In Senate, 3-Month Extension Faces Longer Odds
CNN: Unemployment benefits pass House, but future uncertain
NYT: Unemployment Aid Extension Easily Passes House
AP/Holland: House passes jobless benefits extension
AP: How they voted: House on jobless benefits bill

WaPo: House Republicans' Audit Shows Treasurer Stole at Least $800,000
NYT: G.O.P. Says Ex-Treasurer Stole Funds
AP/Davis: GOP says fraud may have cost groups $750,000
CBS: GOP Losses To Ward Approach $800K; NRSC Also Victimized
Hill: Cole proud alleged embezzlement caught on his watch
WSJ: Sen. Ensign Says GOP Majority Would Be Fairly Miraculous

Washington Times: Top GOP fundraiser signals fight for seats
Politico: Republican recruits make Dems chortle

NYT: Deadlock on Appeals Court Judges Ends
Detroit News: U.S. Senate to vote on Mich. judge's nomination

NYT: V.A. Ban on Voter Drives Is Criticized
WaPo: Earmark Spending Makes a Comeback
AP/Abrams: House Democrats pressure Senate on tax bill
CNET: U.S. congressmen say computers compromised by Chinese
Washington Times: Most Republicans back right to arms
AP/Freking: GOP blocks consideration of Medicare bill
CQ Politics: Republicans Block Senate Debate on Medicare Physician Payment Bill
American Spectator: Religious Need Not Apply
American Thinker: The Climate Alarmist Manifesto

NEW YORK




Albany TU: FBI probes congressional spouses getting work

Albany TU: State leaders meltdown
NYDN: Gov. Paterson suffers moment of pure frustration as lawmakers bicker
NY Sun: Albany Surprise: Bruno Opposes Tax Cap

NY Post/Dicker: NYers split with Gov but ok gay nups

AP/Gormley: Bloomberg leads poll for NY governor in 2010
AP: Voters: Bloomberg would be good fit for governor
NY Sun: Bloomberg Airs Strong Hints About Future

NYT: Still No Plan to Rescue the Citys OTB Parlors
Newsday: Editorial: Albany Agenda: We're taking names
AP/Gormley: NY Senate Democratic leader seeks property tax cap
NY Post: Spitz's pimp is guilty
Buffalo News: LaFalce confirmed for state's banking board
CQ Politics: Race to Replace Fossella in New York Seat Rated Tossup Again

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: CNN's Lou Dobbs won't comment on run for NJ governor
Politico: Governor Dobbs?

CALIFORNIA

NYT: In California, a House Divided Stands Strong

MARYLAND

WaPo: A Republican Congressional Candidate's Lonely Voice

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Perry urges harmony at state GOP convention
Dallas Morning News: Work on Texas GOP's platform stirs passions
Sun: Railroad chairman addresses state Republican Convention
AP/Castro: Texas governor's mansion fire confirmed as arson

MAINE

AP/Harkavy: Maine Senate race attracts many celebrity donors

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Cannon and Bishop vote against unemployment-benefits extension

NORTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: North Carolina Governor: Perdue 47% McCrory 46%

ARIZONA

CQ Politics: Arizona GOP House Primary Crowded with Conservative Candidates

FLORIDA

Tampa Tribune: Crist's style called Republican Party's future
Tampa Tribune: Crist orders agencies to trim 4 percent

IOWA

Iowa Politics: Republican Party of Iowa: GOP postpones state convention

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Jake Flake's seat to be filled today

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June 12, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain, in Philadelphia, vows to campaign hard in Pa.
WaPo: Parties Battle Over U.S. Forces' Future in Iraq: McCain Comments on 'Today' Stir Fire
Hill: Lieberman: Criticism of McCain comment ‘outrageous’
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain doesn't talk about Vietnam, but ads do

Human Events: Arthur Culvahouse: McCain’s Veep Vetter
Sun-Sentinel: Gov. Crist's strengths and weaknesses as a running mate

Karl Rove: Obama Is Right, Words Matter
Ann Coulter: Bush's America: 100% Al-Qaida Free since 2001
Robert Novak: Decline Of the Senate
Robert Novak: Senate Outlook: Four-Seat Democratic Gain

WSJ: Obama Adviser Resigns as Loans Surface
WaPo: Leader of Obama's VP Search Team Quits: Criticized Over Loan Deals
NYT: Union Critical of Obama’s Top Economics Aide

NYT: Networks Firm Up Convention Lineups

WaPo: House Fails To Extend Jobless Benefits: Democrats Vow Another Vote Today
WSJ: Drill! Drill! Drill!
Rush Limbaugh: McCain: "Share" Big Oil Profits
WSJ: FCC Foot-Dragging
Hill: House GOP renews press for measure on Fairness Doctrine

NY: NY Sun: N.Y. Judge Orders Himself a Raise: Could Cost Taxpayers $700 Million
TX: Houston Chronicle: Lawsuit clouds state GOP convention
AZ: NYT: Immigration Raid in Arizona Could Test New State Law
VA: Hill: As Davis retires, holding Virginia-11 poses tough challenge for Republicans
CT: AP/Haigh: Legislature votes to stop gas tax hike
NV: AP/Riley: Nevada governor apologizes for text-messages
MN: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Coleman introduces 'shared vision' TV ad
NH: Boston Globe: State senator set to challenge N.H. governor in race
OH: Cincinnati Enquirer: Gov. backs Cordray; so far, Republicans have zip
IL: CBS2: Top House Republican blasts Madigan over memo
FL: Bradenton Herald: Crist signs $66B budget; vetoes 3 items
CA: LA Times: New reform group offers plan to end deficit spending by California

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Philadelphia Daily News: McCain eyes battle for Pa. Nov. votes
Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain, in Philadelphia, vows to campaign hard in Pa.
Fox: McCain shows no love for Obama in Philly

WaPo: Parties Battle Over U.S. Forces' Future in Iraq: McCain Comments on 'Today' Stir Fire
Washington Times: McCain fires back on troop quote
Hill: Lieberman: Criticism of McCain comment outrageous
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain: Cutting casualties in Iraq is primary goal

AP/Kuhnhenn: Analysis: Town halls have risks, benefits
WaPo: McCain, Obama Reaching Out to Female Voters
AP: McCain to discuss free trade during Canada speech
AP/Gorski: Southern Baptists remain wary of McCain
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain doesn't talk about Vietnam, but ads do
Newsday: McCain tackles foreign diplomacy before benefits
Hill: New Gang of 14 wont back McCain

Human Events: Arthur Culvahouse: McCains Veep Vetter
Sun-Sentinel: Gov. Crist's strengths and weaknesses as a running mate

Detroit Free Press: McCain campaign spends big ad dollars in Michigan
Rasmussen: Michigan: Now Its Obama By Three
Newsday: Poll: Obama leads McCain in New Jersey

WSJ: Obama Adviser Resigns as Loans Surface
WaPo: Leader of Obama's VP Search Team Quits: Criticized Over Loan Deals
Washington Times: Adviser for VP search resigns
NYT: Obama Aide Quits Under Fire for His Business Ties
AP/Pickler: Johnson resigns from Obama's veep vetting team
Newsday: Obama's veep search chair calls it quits
AP/Babington: Analysis: Obama feels way in handling advisers
AP/Evans: Not all Democrats falling for Obama

NYT: Union Critical of Obamas Top Economics Aide
Hill: Hispanic Dems warn Obama he risks losing Latinos
Boston Globe: Va. governor could help fill gap for Obama
Karl Rove: Obama Is Right, Words Matter

NYT: Networks Firm Up Convention Lineups

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

AP: John McCain's daughter is writing children's book

NATIONAL

Ann Coulter: Bush's America: 100% Al-Qaida Free since 2001
Robert Novak: Decline Of the Senate
Robert Novak: Senate Outlook: Four-Seat Democratic Gain

WaPo: House Fails To Extend Jobless Benefits: Democrats Vow Another Vote Today
Washington Times: House GOP blocks benefit extension
CQ Politics: House Likely to Pass Jobless Bill on Second Try
NYT: Bill to Extend Jobless Benefits Stalls in House
AP/Holland: Dems to try again to extend unemployment benefits
AP: House Roll Call: jobless benefits bill
Politico: Setback for Pelosi on GIs, jobs

WSJ: Drill! Drill! Drill!
AP/Kerr: Cheney prods Congress on tax cuts, oil and trade
AP/Hebert: US: Gas to peak at $4.15 a gallon but stay high
Heritage Foundation: What Is Driving the High Oil Prices?
Rush Limbaugh: McCain: "Share" Big Oil Profits

NYT: Small-Business Agencys Problems Linger as Leader Moves on to HUD

AP/Karush: House overwhelmingly passes Amtrak funding bill
NY Sun: House Approves N.Y.-D.C. Rocket Train

WSJ: FCC Foot-Dragging
NYT: Lawmakers Seek to Close Foreign Lobbyist Loopholes
AP/Sniffen: FAA's handling of controller losses blasted
AP/Kellman: House waves off impeachment measure against Bush
Hill: An earmark by any other name is still ...
Hill: House GOP renews press for measure on Fairness Doctrine

Hill: Members to hear findings of NRCC audit
Politico: Ward may have taken as much as $725K from NRCC

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Reports: FBI raids Albany lobbyist
Albany TU: Bruno has more to say about racing than Powers

NY Sun: N.Y. Judge Orders Himself a Raise: Could Cost Taxpayers $700 Million
NY Post: Judge rules: Give us pay hikes or else
Albany TU: Judges raise ordered

Hill: N.Y. House Dems pick favorite for Fossellas seat
NYDN: O.J.'s snoops join Vito defense

AP/Gormley: NY seeks tougher law against teacher sex with students
NY Post: The truth about delay of DA land
NY Post: Gov rips WTC money pit
NY Post: Gov gives on security head

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Corzine not ready to commit on public worker benefit cuts

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Lawsuit clouds state GOP convention
Dallas Morning News: Texas Republicans to fortify positions at state convention
Austin American-Statesman: Big names expected at state GOP convention
NYT: Texas Leader Vows to Rebuild Governors Mansion After Fire

ARIZONA

NYT: Immigration Raid in Arizona Could Test New State Law

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Dems Now Rated Slight Edge in Virginia Open House Race
Hill: As Davis retires, holding Virginia-11 poses tough challenge for Republicans
WaPo: Both Parties Proclaim Boost for November From Primaries

MARYLAND

WaPo: 4th District Voters Poised To Pick Wynn's Replacement

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Legislature votes to stop gas tax hike

NEVADA

AP/Riley: Nevada governor apologizes for text-messages

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: Recount set in SC Democratic Senate primary

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor Kilpatrick: Texas trip was work

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Coleman introduces 'shared vision' TV ad

MAINE

Boston Globe: Voters pick familiar faces in Maine congressional race

NEW HAMPSHIRE



Boston Globe: State senator set to challenge N.H. governor in race

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: Strickland to back Cordray for AG slot
Cincinnati Enquirer: Gov. backs Cordray; so far, Republicans have zip

ILLINOIS

CBS2: Top House Republican blasts Madigan over memo

FLORIDA

Bradenton Herald: Crist signs $66B budget; vetoes 3 items
Palm Beach Post: Crist signs $66.2 billion spending plan

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: New reform group offers plan to end deficit spending by California

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June 11, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain, Obama Clash on Economy
Hill: Jewish Dem donor joins McCain team
Politico: What should McCain do about Cheney?
CNN: McCain aggressively courting independents
WSJ: The Myth of McCain’s Weakness Among Evangelicals
Business Week: McCain Seeks Shareholders' Say on Pay
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Will Regulate CEO Pay
Bloomberg: Lieberman's Abortion Stance May Preclude Spot on McCain Ticket

Rasmussen: Georgia: McCain 51%, Obama 41%
Rasmussen: Wisconsin: Obama 45% McCain 43%

Michael Gerson: The McCain Miracle
Dick Morris: How Obama Can Win

WaPo: Tax Hike On Oil Profits Blocked: Failed Senate Bill Also Sought to Limit Speculators
NYT: With One Eye on Gasoline and the Economy, Congress Keeps the Other on November
Rush Limbaugh: The Democrats, Not Republicans, Stand in Way of Lower Gas Prices
Rush Limbaugh: What's a "Windfall" Profit, Anyway?
Hill: House GOP files discharge petition on ANWR

WSJ: Republicans Gird for Big Losses in Congress
WaPo: How Many House Seats Will Be in Play This Fall?

SC: State: Graham romps to easy win over challenger Witherspoon
NY: Albany TU: FBI removes files from office of ex-GOP chief Powers
NJ: AP/Hester: Poll finds NJ voters unhappy with Corzine, state budget
VA: WaPo: Gilmore Starts Senate Race With Tax Vow
CA: AP/Leff: Gay-marriage ruling could boost California's ailing economy
NV: AP: Paper: Nev. gov. sent 860 texts to woman in month
OH: NYT: Judge Orders Ohio to Alter Its Method of Execution
GA: Rasmussen: Senate: Chambliss Maintains Big Leads over All Democrats
LA: Hill: Jindal: Bayou wunderkind
ME: AP/Adams: Allen defeats Ledue in Maine Senate primary
FL: Local13: Crist Continues Push For Alternative Fuel

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



WaPo: McCain, Obama Clash on Economy
NYT: 2 New-Style Candidates Hit Old Notes on the Economy
Newsday: McCain tackles foreign diplomacy between benefits
Hill: Jewish Dem donor joins McCain team
Politico: What should McCain do about Cheney?
Politico: Candidates close in defense donations
AP: McCain Among Republicans Deserting Bush On Unemployment Vote
CNN: McCain aggressively courting independents
WSJ: The Myth of McCains Weakness Among Evangelicals
Sun-Sentinel: McCain must use clout to win Everglades support

Business Week: McCain Seeks Shareholders' Say on Pay
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Will Regulate CEO Pay
NY Sun: McCain, Business Leaders Diverge on CEO Pay
Reuters: McCain wants low corporate taxes, regulated CEO pay

WaPo: McCain Greeted by Antiwar Protesters at DC Speech
Boston Globe: McCain ad asserts his hatred of war
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Steals Rush's Carter Line

WaPo: McCain Targets Fla. Cubans with New Radio Spot
Politico: McCain radio: 'Cuba Prisoners'

WaPo: Obama's Choice of Insider Draws Fire: Republicans Assail Head of VP Vetting
NYT: Vetting a Vetter: Obamas Pick Fuels G.O.P. Criticism
Newsday: Obama defends choice for VP search team
Reuters: Obama shrugs off attacks on head of VP search
NY Sun: Candidates Clash Over Ties to Lobbyists
NYT: Ripples in the Vice-Presidential Pool

Bloomberg: Lieberman's Abortion Stance May Preclude Spot on McCain Ticket
NY Post: Mac: Mike still in veepstakes
Kansas City Star: McCain, veepstakes

Rasmussen: Georgia: McCain 51%, Obama 41%
Rasmussen: Wisconsin: Obama 45% McCain 43%

Michael Gerson: The McCain Miracle
Dick Morris: How Obama Can Win
WaPo: Race, Polling and the 'Bradley Effect'
WSJ: Mister Maverick, Meet Da Machine

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

AP/Shannon: Paul to hold rival event during GOP convention
American Spectator: Barrs Bedfellows

NATIONAL

WaPo: Tax Hike On Oil Profits Blocked: Failed Senate Bill Also Sought to Limit Speculators
NYT: 2 Energy Bills, Including Windfall Tax, Stall in Senate
AP/Hebert: Senate Republicans block windfall taxes on Big Oil
NYT: With One Eye on Gasoline and the Economy, Congress Keeps the Other on November
NYT: Editorial: Another Failure on Climate Change
AP: Roll Call: How they voted on oil tax bill
Rush Limbaugh: The Democrats, Not Republicans, Stand in Way of Lower Gas Prices
Rush Limbaugh: What's a "Windfall" Profit, Anyway?
Rush Limbaugh: Oil and Commodity Speculators
Hill: House GOP files discharge petition on ANWR

Newsday: Rep. King, others push for more secure fence on border

AP/Flaherty: Dems reluctant to take on 'don't ask, don't tell'

Washington Times: GOP to release economic strategy details
AP/Taylor: Republicans deserting Bush on unemployment vote
Hill: Connolly wins in Va., Pingree in Maine

WSJ: Republicans Gird for Big Losses in Congress
WaPo: How Many House Seats Will Be in Play This Fall?
Washington Times: GOP 'shrinking,' Davis warns party
CQ Politics: Senator Unveils New PAC to Fund Conservative Campaigns
AP/Elliott: Dems send aid into traditionally GOP 'exurbs'
LA Times: RNC thumps DNC but Hill Democrats outraise GOP counterparts
Seattle Times: GOP: New brand, same old style

Rush Limbaugh: Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. Confirmed by United States Senate

WaPo: Abramoff Sentencing Closer

Human Events: Air Force's Cultural Shake-Up

NEW YORK

Albany TU: FBI removes files from office of ex-GOP chief Powers
NYT: Lobbying Investigation Prompts Raid of Albany Firm
NY Sun: FBI Albany Raid Seen as Part of Wider Probe

NYT: Overhaul Is Set for N.Y. Governors Police Unit
AP/Gormley: Union foes killing property tax cap in NY Legislature
Albany TU: Brownfield tax break criticized
Albany TU: Nominations on deck
NY Post: Comptroller 'raises' a point
Buffalo News: Governor backs Jamestown coal power plant, breakthrough in clean power
NY Sun: Cuomo Is Being Mooted for Mayor
NY Sun: Judges May Have To Talk In Pay Case

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Poll finds NJ voters unhappy with Corzine, state budget
AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Lautenberg ahead in Senate race despite age concerns
AP/Hester: NJ GOP bashes utility tax as Dems work toward deal
AP/Hester: Corzine predicts e-mail fight goes to high court

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Gilmore Starts Senate Race With Tax Vow
WaPo: Connolly Wins 11th District Primary: Fairfax Chairman Aims for Democratic Pickup
CQ Politics: Dem Connolly Wins Primary for Key Virginia Open House Race
Hill: Dems to select nominee in Daviss Va. district
WaPo: Virginia's GOP, Crumbling Before Our Eyes

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Graham romps to easy win over challenger Witherspoon
AP/Davenport: Graham beats GOP challenger in SC Senate primary
CQ Politics: South Carolinas Election Year Calm Prevails in Primary
Kansas City Star: Can the GOP hold South Carolina?

CALIFORNIA

AP/Leff: Gay-marriage ruling could boost California's ailing economy

NEVADA

AP: Paper: Nev. gov. sent 860 texts to woman in month

OHIO

NYT: Judge Orders Ohio to Alter Its Method of Execution

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor's lawyer billed city for delivering texts
Detroit Free Press: Mayor's scandal looms over mom's congressional re-election campaign

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Senate: Chambliss Maintains Big Leads over All Democrats

LOUISIANA

Hill: Jindal: Bayou wunderkind

MINNESOTA

Politico: Minnesota Dems leery of Frankens past
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Franken gets blunt about Sen. Coleman
Bloomberg: Comic Franken's Senate Bid Sidetracked by Sex Robots, Taxes

MAINE

AP/Adams: Allen defeats Ledue in Maine Senate primary
CQ Politics: Dem Political Veteran Tops Iraq Vet in Primary for Open Maine Seat

FLORIDA

Tampa Tribune: Crist To Veto Seagrass Measure
Florida Times-Union: Crist signs bill reducing teacher bonuses
Local13: Crist Continues Push For Alternative Fuel

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June 10, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: As Prices Soar, McCain Returns to Gas Tax Holiday Proposal
WSJ: McCain Faces Challenge Over Campaign Links to Lobbyists
WaPo: McCain Opens His Fundraisers to the Press
Atlantic: McCain's Strategy Briefing: "A Pathway To Victory"
Fox: McCain says Obama will offer U.S. a second Carter term
Telegraph UK: John McCain uses Google to choose VP

Rasmussen: Texas: McCain 52% Obama 39%
Rasmussen: New Jersey: Obama 48%, McCain 39%

AP/Loven: Bush arrives in Slovenia to begin European tour

Townhall: Voters Say "Drill"
Chuck Norris: Congress, Get Off Your Gas, and Drill
IBD: The Drill-Nothing Congress

Hill: Conservative members to renew press for Republican earmark ban
Hill: Gingrich plays counselor to GOP in both chambers
Rush Limbaugh: Keep the Reagan Legacy Alive
WSJ: Dubai's Favorite Senators
Politics on the Hudson: National GOP outraised Dems by $13 million

NY: NY Post: Feds have Spitzer cornered
NJ: Rasmussen: New Jersey Senate Race a Dead Heat
RI: Boston Globe: Republican challenges Kennedy for R.I. seat in Congress
VA: WaPo: 3 Congressional Seats at Stake In Va. Primaries
IL: Chicago Tribune: Gov. Rod Blagojevich losing another top adviser
NV: AP: Nevada gov, wife put divorce proceedings on hold
TX: Houston Chronicle: Judge nixes order to restrict how GOP runs convention
AK: WSJ: Poll Finds Trouble For Alaska Republicans
LA: Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Gov Jindal: The Republican Obama
FL: Local6: Crist Opposed To Drilling Off Fla. Coast

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



WaPo: As Prices Soar, McCain Returns to Gas Tax Holiday Proposal
WSJ: McCain Faces Challenge Over Campaign Links to Lobbyists
WaPo: McCain Opens His Fundraisers to the Press
AP/Apuzzo: McCain opens fundraiser to media
WaPo: The Reformers As Fundraisers: McCain and Obama Juggle Dual Roles
Washington Times: Gripe filed over McCain's lobbying ties
Politico: Record gas prices could hurt McCain
CQ Politics: Former Bush Donors: Still Hesitant About Backing McCain
American Thinker: A Third Option For McCain
Fox: Did John McCain Really Refuse to Meet Billy Graham?
Yahoo: 77% Like McCain Proposal for Ten Town Hall Debates
Atlantic: McCain, Obama To Speak At NAACP Convention
Tampa Tribune: McCain Ventures Into Everglades Ill-Prepared For Political Briars
Detroit Free Press: McCain the dove?

Atlantic: McCain's Strategy Briefing: "A Pathway To Victory"
ABC: The McCain Pitch
SF Chronicle: See McCain's Campaign Strategy in 14 Easy Minutes
NRO: Team McCain Offers Their Outlook on the General Election

Fox: McCain says Obama will offer U.S. a second Carter term
ABC: McCain Compares Obama to Jimmy Carter

WaPo: Obama Adviser Faces Scrutiny Over Mortgage Deals
Politico: Obama vetter draws unwanted scrutiny

NYT: Obama, in Economic Tour, Criticizes McCain Agenda
AP/Babington: Obama hammers McCain, Bush on economy, gas prices
Reuters: Obama backs oil profits tax, attacks McCain
Reuters: Obama says he would impose oil windfall profits tax
Newsday: Obama's plan: Tax breaks, another stimulus check
Boston Globe: Obama takes the offensive vs. McCain
Washington Times: Obama begins offensive for the fall
Pat Buchanan: How Obama Won -- and May Win

Reuters: Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain are study in contrast

Reuters: McCain says using Google to vet VP candidates
Telegraph UK: John McCain uses Google to choose VP
AP/Espo: Obama ramps up search for a running mate
AP/Fram: Polls suggest mixed effects of Clinton on ticket
Human Events: Hillary's Concession, VP Rumors and More
Reuters: McCain raises money, praises Romney, thanks lobbyists
Worcester Telegram: Macs mate? Make it Mitt
CBS: Veep Talk

Rasmussen: Texas: McCain 52% Obama 39%
Rasmussen: New Jersey: Obama 48%, McCain 39%

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

AP/Loven: Bush arrives in Slovenia to begin European tour
NYT: Bush Talks Up Dollar as He Heads to Europe
AP: Mrs. Bush: History will vindicate her husband
AP/Gamboa: Bush orders contractors to check legal status of employees
WSJ: Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?

WaPo: Abramoff's Gifts Didn't Influence Bush, Report Says
WaPo: Abramoff Had White House Juice, Report Says
Hill: Abramoff report reveals new contacts with White House

AP/Hebert: Senate debates windfall profits tax on oil
NYT: King Coal Country Debates a Sacrilege, Gas Heat
NYT: Gadfly, Contending Price Fixing, Sues OPEC
Townhall: Voters Say "Drill"
Chuck Norris: Congress, Get Off Your Gas, and Drill
IBD: The Drill-Nothing Congress

Houston Chronicle: Shelving of climate change legislation fuels a prime campaign issue
Mercury News: Senate debate a sign of readiness to tackle global warming
Rush Limbaugh: The Time Has Come to Say, "Stop!"

NYT: Return to Old Spy Rules Is Seen as Deadline Nears
Hill: FISA measure tests relationship between Rockefeller and Bond

Hill: Conservative members to renew press for Republican earmark ban
American Spectator: Chuck Grassley, King of Pork

Hill: Gingrich plays counselor to GOP in both chambers
Rush Limbaugh: Keep the Reagan Legacy Alive
WSJ: Dubai's Favorite Senators
AP/Abrams: House bill would extend protections to ex-vice presidents
Hill: Healthcare lobbies limber up for Senate Medicare fight
Hill: Seniors lobby backs Durbin-Snowe healthcare bill
AP: Rep. Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution
WaPo: Senate Votes To Privatize Its Failing Restaurants
AP/Drinkard: National meeting of park officials draws fire
NYT: F.H.A. Faces $4.6 Billion in Losses
Boston Globe: Court upholds 'don't ask, don't tell'
WSJ: Look for the Union Label
WSJ: The Case Against John Lennon
Politics on the Hudson: National GOP outraised Dems by $13 million

NEW YORK

NY Post: Feds have Spitzer cornered
Newsday: Bill package targets state pension abuses
NYT: Libertarians Choose Candidate for Fossella Seat
AP/Gormley: Ex-trooper fights back in NY state police probe, seeks data
Albany TU: DiNapoli self-imposes campaign finance restrictions
NY Post/Dicker: Pink-slipped 'Power' player zaps back

NEW JERSEY

Rasmussen: New Jersey Senate Race a Dead Heat
AP/Hester: GOP leader questions evidence Corzine gave to ethics panel

RHODE ISLAND

Boston Globe: Republican challenges Kennedy for R.I. seat in Congress

VIRGINIA

WaPo: 3 Congressional Seats at Stake In Va. Primaries
WaPo: Odds Are That Va. Has Big Say in Presidential Race
Hill: Dems to select nominee in Daviss Va. district
CQ Politics: Tuesday Primary to End Dem Brawl for Key Virginia House Nod

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Gov. Rod Blagojevich losing another top adviser
AP/Robinson: Corruption fighters find Chicago a challenge

MINNESOTA

Reuters: In Franken's Senate run, jokes are off record

CALIFORNIA

AP/Thompson: Prison overseer tells Calif. gov. he needs $7B

NEVADA

AP: Nevada gov, wife put divorce proceedings on hold

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Mayor's lawyer quit over texts
Detroit News: Council trio to gov: Drop mayor action

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Judge nixes order to restrict how GOP runs convention
Statesman: Judge tosses lawsuit on Republican rules
AP: Judge halts order restricting Texas GOP convention rules

Rasmussen: Senate: Cornyn Opens Double Digit Lead

MISSOURI

Rasmussen: Missouri Governor: Nixon (D) Lead Continues to Grow

ALASKA

WSJ: Poll Finds Trouble For Alaska Republicans

HAWAII

Human Events: Will Senate OK Akakas Hawaii Race Test?

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Legislators mourn Flake; seat may be filled this week

NORTH CAROLINA

Salisbury Post: Fisher elected to Republican National Committee

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Gov Jindal: The Republican Obama

FLORIDA

Local6: Crist Opposed To Drilling Off Fla. Coast

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Is state so blue, McCain will write us off?

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June 9, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NYT: McCain Extends His Outreach, but Evangelicals Are Still Wary
AP/Kugler: McCain, Obama reject NYC offer on town hall

William Kristol: A Campaign We Can Believe In?
Jed Babbin: Don’t Blame McCain

Rasmussen: South Carolina: McCain 48% Obama 39%
Human Events: Betting on McCain?

Boston Globe: La. governor stirs GOP imaginations: Jindal called VP timber
Sun-Sentinel: Romney campaigns again — for McCain

Hill: House GOP seeks to pin $4 gasoline on Democrats
CQ Politics: RSC Clout Grows, Tests Boehner’s Leadership
Cincinnati Enquirer: Boehner undergoes tough test: House GOP facing battering at polls
Washington Times: DeLay warns GOP faces long rebuilding process
Houston Chronicle: Two Texans asked to help GOP make gains in 2010

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Feud with Silver imperils Gov's reform plan
TX: Houston Chronicle: State GOP fears grouchy voters won't go to polls
IL: Chicago Tribune: State GOP chairman criticizes Thompson, Schillerstrom
SC: Myrtle Beach Sun News: Graham speaks along Strand
NC: Charlotte Observer: GOP sees tough road ahead
VA: Southern Political Report: The rise and fall of the Virginia GOP

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



NYT: McCain Extends His Outreach, but Evangelicals Are Still Wary
NYT: Old Partisan Gulf Is Back, Broad and Looming Large
AP/Babington: No summer break for McCain, Obama
AP/Davis: Both parties duck on immigration
Newsday: GOP may use immigrant license plan in White House race
AP/Kugler: McCain, Obama reject NYC offer on town hall
AP: McCain, Obama pass on Bloomberg/ABC town offer
Boston Globe: 'Willie Horton' ad creator takes on Obama
Politico: McCain and Obama: The odd candidates
Politico: McCain: The unhappy warrior
Telegraph UK: US Election 2008: The battle begins in earnest
LA Times: John McCain's Ohio disconnect
McClatchy: McCain's free ride over, but he worked hard to exploit it

William Kristol: A Campaign We Can Believe In?
Jed Babbin: Dont Blame McCain

Rasmussen: South Carolina: McCain 48% Obama 39%
Human Events: Betting on McCain?
Rasmussen: 41% Say Obama Too Inexperienced, 30% Say McCain Too Old
RCP: How Different Will the 2008 White House Map Look From '04 and '00?

Boston Globe: La. governor stirs GOP imaginations: Jindal called VP timber
Sun-Sentinel: Romney campaigns again for McCain
Rasmussen: Only 18% Say McCain Should Pick Lieberman for VP
LA Times: Tim Kaine and Tim Pawlenty in the early round of "Veep Idol'
Minnesota Public Radio: Pawlenty says he is open to being McCain's running mate
North Florida News Daily: Political spotlight turns to VP choices

Pioneer Press: RNC march route may not handle the crowd

NATIONAL


Hill: House GOP seeks to pin $4 gasoline on Democrats
CQ Politics: RSC Clout Grows, Tests Boehners Leadership
Cincinnati Enquirer: Boehner undergoes tough test: House GOP facing battering at polls
Washington Times: DeLay warns GOP faces long rebuilding process
NY Sun: Editorial: The Senate's Intelligence
Houston Chronicle: Two Texans asked to help GOP make gains in 2010
American Thinker: Congress Fiddled With Warming While Earth Cooled

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Feud with Silver imperils Gov's reform plan
NYT: G.O.P. Candidate for Congress Faces Challenge From His Son
NYT: Theyll Shake His Hand, but They Arent Passing His Bills
Newsday: Paterson relies on persuasion to move legislation
Newsday: Pork or not? Member items getting new scrutiny
NY Sun: Paterson Signals He'd Fight a Bloomberg Challenge

NEW JERSEY

Press of Atlantic City: Don't count Zimmer out in race against Lautenberg

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: State GOP fears grouchy voters won't go to polls
AP/Shannon: Paul supporters gear up for GOP state meeting
NYT: Arson Suspected at Texas Governors Mansion

MISSOURI

AP/Zagier: Mo. governor candidate's legal work draws scrutiny

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor Kilpatrick's pal thrives on Detroit water dept. contracts

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: Mississippi Dems Upswing Begets Stronger Outlook in Key Fall Races

MAINE

CQ Politics: Top Tier Emerges for Tuesdays Primary in Dem-Leaning Maine District

MASSACHUSETTS

Human Events: No Go for Ogo in Mass GOP

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Editorial: Wanted: A Senate race about the future

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: State GOP chairman criticizes Thompson, Schillerstrom

SOUTH CAROLINA

Myrtle Beach Sun News: Graham speaks along Strand
State: Graham: Liberal label is inaccurate
Myrtle Beach Sun News: Graham sticks by record in face of challenge over immigration

LOUISIANA

Advocate: La. GOP sounds call to arms

VIRGINIA

Washington Times: Abortion stance hurts Gilmore
WaPo: Former Ally Of Gilmore To Endorse Warner
Southern Political Report: The rise and fall of the Virginia GOP

OHIO

Toledo Blade: Reichert, Stainbrook battle for control of local GOP

NEW MEXICO

AP/Clark: Wilson looks toward future outside Congress

FLORIDA

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Buchanan using leadership PAC to gain influence

NORTH CAROLINA



Charlotte Observer: GOP sees tough road ahead
AP/Baker: White House race looms over state GOP convention

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua Telegraph: Gregg, Sununu faulted for vote on farm bill
AP/Ramer: Health care becomes key to Senate rematch

TENNESSEE

Knoxville News Sentinel: Alexander playing offense in Senate

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June 8, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Telegraph UK: Amid Barack Obamamania, McCain could still win the US presidential election
WaPo: Each Party Is Set to Hunt The Other's Usual Ground

AP/Quaid: Veep hunt tops summer to-do list for Obama, McCain
Reuters: Possible Republican vice presidential candidates
Sarasota HT: McCain/Crist? To many, it's a good/bad idea
Telegraph UK: John McCain looks to Bobby Jindal as his vice-presidential running mate
Greensboro News Record: Huckabee: Issues, not attacks, key
AP: Huckabee helps choking NC candidate with Heimlich

Michael Barone: General Election Campaign Begins With New Playing Field
Robert Novak: A McCain Mistake

CQ Politics: Election 2008: The Senate: More Open Seats Hurt GOP Chances
CQ Politics: Balance of Power Scorecard: Senate
CQ Politics: Balance of Power Scorecard: House

NY: WaPo: Bloomberg Keeps His Plans Under Wraps
NJ: AP/Hester: A look at what Corzine has said about ex-girlfriend e-mails
VA: WaPo: Democrats Hope to Gain House Seats With Crowded Pack of Contenders
MN: Duluth News Tribune: Republicans endorse Coleman
CA: SacBee: Schwarzenegger plans to borrow from smog, nail salon funds to ease deficit
IN: Gary Post Tribune: GOP weighs in on failed AG bid
MO: KC Star: Missouri lieutenant governor's top aide charged with distributing porn to child
MS: Jackson Clarion Ledger: Barbour off at the ol' political ball game
LA: Times-Picayune: Republicans oppose pay raise
NH: Concord Monitor: The spotlight turns on Sununu and Shaheen
SC: AP/Adcox: Cone says S.C. ready for U.S. Senate change
TX: Austin AS: Florida’s Charlie Crist to be in Houston
KY: Cincinnati Enquirer: McCain, Obama take on Ky.

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Telegraph UK: Amid Barack Obamamania, McCain could still win the US presidential election
WaPo: Each Party Is Set to Hunt The Other's Usual Ground
NYT: Obama Is Mapping a Nationwide Push in G.O.P. Strongholds
NYT: Color test: Where Whites Draw the Line
Newsday: Race issue may prove tricky for McCain campaign
Politico: 'Swing Vote' plays on GOP, Dem stereotypes
WaPo: Iraq, Not Economy, Frames the Presidential Debate
Sun-Sentinel: Religious Right feeling rejected by McCain

AP/Quaid: Veep hunt tops summer to-do list for Obama, McCain
Reuters: Possible Republican vice presidential candidates
Sarasota HT: McCain/Crist? To many, it's a good/bad idea
Telegraph UK: John McCain looks to Bobby Jindal as his vice-presidential running mate
Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Governor Jindal, McCain and Voters
WSJ: Hillary for Veep?
WSJ: Veep Stakes
WSJ: Haunted by Rezko

Michael Barone: General Election Campaign Begins With New Playing Field
Robert Novak: A McCain Mistake

Greensboro News Record: Huckabee: Issues, not attacks, key
AP: Huckabee helps choking NC candidate with Heimlich
Washington Times: Tom DeLay's wife plans to vote against McCain

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail

NATIONAL

WaPo: Editorial: Don't expect congressional action on cutting greenhouse gases
AP/Hebert: In Congress, gas prices trump global warming
SF Chronicle: $5 gas? To some, it's not impossible

AP/Riechmann: Bush farewell trip to Europe unlikely to yield new deals

WSJ: Not Ready for Prime Time
CQ Politics: Election 2008: The Senate: More Open Seats Hurt GOP Chances
CQ Politics: Balance of Power Scorecard: Senate
CQ Politics: Balance of Power Scorecard: House

NEW YORK

WaPo: Bloomberg Keeps His Plans Under Wraps
Newsday: Walking down a fine aisle: Gay marriage in New York is almost legal
AP/Hill: Mega-resort with gambling planned in Borscht Belt
AP/Gormley: Analysis: Now playing in Albany: Suozzi returns
Albany TU: Vacancy controls agency by agency
NYDN: Governor Paterson to push minority and women's business

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Bucking the Trend in a Year of Change
AP/Hester: A look at what Corzine has said about ex-girlfriend e-mails

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Item in Flier About Opponent Misleading, Campaign Acknowledges
WaPo: Democrats Hope to Gain House Seats With Crowded Pack of Contenders

MINNESOTA

Duluth News Tribune: Republicans endorse Coleman
AP/Condon: Franken wins endorsement for Senate in Minnesota
NYT: Despite Concerns, Democrats in Minnesota Back Franken
AP: Minnesota Democrats endorse Franken for U.S. Senate
Hill: Franken scores Minn. Democratic Party endorsement
CQ Politics: Franken Wins Minnesota Dem Nod to Challenge Sen. Coleman

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Schwarzenegger plans to borrow from smog, nail salon funds to ease deficit
Stockton Record: 10 top political stories of the coming campaign season
San Diego UT: Democrats face GOP opposition over tax increase of $6.4 billion

INDIANA

Gary Post Tribune: GOP weighs in on failed AG bid

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Aide charged with supplying porn to 'minor'
KC Star: Missouri lieutenant governor's top aide charged with distributing porn to child

MISSISSIPPI



Jackson Clarion Ledger: Barbour off at the ol' political ball game
Jackson Free Press: Barbour Plays Medicaid Hardball
Biloxi Sun Herald: Senate hopefuls courting the Coast

LOUISIANA

Times-Picayune: Republicans oppose pay raise

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Monitor: The spotlight turns on Sununu and Shaheen
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen ready for repeat race
Union Leader: Shaheen makes Senate campaign official

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Adcox: Cone says S.C. ready for U.S. Senate change

TEXAS

Austin AS: Floridas Charlie Crist to be in Houston
Star-Telegram: Paul backers spoiling for a fight

KENTUCKY

Cincinnati Enquirer: McCain, Obama take on Ky.

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