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March 31, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Arizona Republic: McCain tour to reveal his story to voters
NY Times: Enough Distractions. Let’s Talk About Me.
NY Times: McCain Faces Test in Wooing Elite Donors
Wall Street Journal: Delicate Proposal: McCain-Sanford
Daily Colonial: Rove Confident of GOP Presidential Victory

Wall Street Journal: HUD Secretary Expected to Quit

NY: NYDN: Democrats' dream of taking control of state Senate growing cloudier by day
FL: Miami Herald: Membership in anti-illegal immigration groups grows in Florida
GA: Atlanta JC: Stakes high in state budget game
TX: AP/Gamboa: Hot runoffs in DeLay's old seat, Dallas district
MS: CQ Politics: Tuesday’s Mississippi House Race: Neck and Neck
KS: CQ Politics: GOP Targets Kansas House Freshman, But Primary Battle Looms
LA: Human Events: Bobby Jindal -- Change You Can Believe In

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Arizona Republic: McCain tour to reveal his story to voters
NY Times: Enough Distractions. Lets Talk About Me.
Bloomberg: McCain's `Biography Tour' May Amplify Concern About War Views
NYT/Kristol: Biography Isnt Enough
Meridian Star: McCain in Meridian today
NY Times: McCain Faces Test in Wooing Elite Donors
WaPo: Obama, McCain Forged Fleeting Alliance
AP/Espo: McCain Touts Military Heritage
AP/Byrd: McCain Visits Airfield
Newsday: Young voters may not remember McCain's heroic past
Newsday: Lieberman blasts Democrats as protectionist, isolationist
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Democratic Battle Helps McCain
Boston Globe: The fiscally responsible candidate
NY Daily News: Key McCain advisors were lobbyists for shady lender
Washington Times: Blogger outreach boosts McCain
Newsweek: The World According to John McCain
USA Today: McCain polls well amidst war, economic worries
Reuters: Republican McCain takes a walk down memory lane
WSJ: Top Republican Gives McCain an Incomplete
Creators: Age as an Asset: John McCain's Appeal to the Boomers
American Thinker: Another Unconservative Moment from John McCain
American Spectator: A Maverick Climate Policy

Wall Street Journal: Delicate Proposal: McCain-Sanford
ABC: McCain's Surprise: Could GOP's Bayou Gov. Get Veepstakes Slot?
Southern Political Report: Graham sees a more likely candidate

Daily Colonial: Rove Confident of GOP Presidential Victory

NY Sun: Some Republicans Emerge To Endorse Obama

NATIONAL

Wall Street Journal: HUD Secretary Expected to Quit

NY Times: Editorial: The Political Specter at Justice

Reuters: Treasury Set to Announce Regulatory Overhaul
Wall Street Journal: Paulson Plan Begins Battle Over How to Police Market

Washington Times/Charen: Filibuster-proof Congress?

CQ Politics: No Disclosure on Departing Lawmakers Job Search

Politico: GOP coalesces on war message

NEW YORK

NY Daily News: Democrats' dream of taking control of state Senate growing cloudier by day

NY Times: Spitzer Is Gone, but Trooper Inquiry Is Still Going
NY Post: State police 'smear squad'

NY Daily News: Governor Paterson gets lawmakers to back $124B budget package
NY Post: State budget deal on the fast track
NY Sun: Tax Hikes Seen in N.Y. Budget
NY Times: Hope in Albany for Passing Budget on Time
Buffalo News: New York budget deal boosts aid to schools
NY Post: No spending plan, no congestion talks: Shel
AP/Gormley: Hard times, hard choices threaten on-time New York budget
Newsday: Paterson adviser reflects concern on health care

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Membership in anti-illegal immigration groups grows in Florida
Orlando Sentinel: Tax changes could sock your wallet in some new ways
St. Petersburg Times: GOP lawmaker Don Gaetz is rising fast as a state Senate leader
Southern PR: Crist comments on slave reparations may have sunk Obama in Florida

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Stakes high in state budget game
InsiderAdvantage: Suddenly, Democrats Are Relevant Again

TEXAS

Dallas Morning News: Early voting for April 8 Texas primary runoffs begins today
AP/Gamboa: Hot runoffs in DeLay's old seat, Dallas district
Austin American-Statesman: In close match, GOP hopefuls don gloves

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: Tuesdays Mississippi House Race: Neck and Neck
Jackson Clarion Ledger: Underdog draws fervid support despite hurdles
Jackson Clarion Ledger: Vet touts record, takes nothing for granted

KANSAS

CQ Politics: GOP Targets Kansas House Freshman, But Primary Battle Looms

MINNESOTA

Winona Daily News: Republicans endorse candidate Brian Davis

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Cannon staff's dual role spurs criticism

LOUISIANA

Human Events: Bobby Jindal -- Change You Can Believe In

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. gun bill draws some GOP support

SOUTH CAROLINA

The State: Every congressional race to be contested in SC

OREGON

Register-Guard: Oregons political divide is widening

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March 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Robert Novak: Zeroing in on McCain's veep
Baltimore Sun: Bush labors to fill McCain's coffers
NY Times: Cold War Chill in McCain Remarks on Russia
Commercial Dispatch: McCain traces family roots as he visits Mississippi

WaPo: Justice Dept. Staff Cleared in Election Report Inquiry
Detroit Free Press: Presidential predictors start calculations state by state
WaPo: GOP May Find Comfort in Soft Money
WP/Cillizza: RNC Fundraising Operation Staffs Up

NY: NY Post/Dicker: D.A. 'Cover-Up"
CA: Sacramento Bee: Governor gets another shot at redistricting reform
ND: Dickinson Press: N.D.’s GOP governor, lieutenant governor get backing for third term
MT: Helena IR: Republican candidates ready to contest for primary
TX: Houston Chronicle: Runoff builds for U.S. House seat: Sekula Gibbs, Olson trade jabs
MN: CQ Politics: Minnesota GOP Backs Physician for Competitive Seat
NJ: Star-Ledger: Whitman gets Middlesex nod
MS: AP/Pettus: Miss. holds runoffs Tuesday in congressional primaries
LA: Bayou Buzz: Sen. Landrieu Landing Key Louisiana GOP Support
TN: Daily News Journal: Frist speaks at Reagan Day dinner
FL: News-Press: State budget ax to be used heavily this week
SC: IMail: Sam Wyche, former NFL player and coach, joins race for Pickens County Council

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NY Times: Cold War Chill in McCain Remarks on Russia
David Broder: McCain's Manifesto
SF Chronicle: Democratic squabbles could give McCain a boost
CBS: Analysis: John McCain, Party Of One
Baltimore Sun: Bush labors to fill McCain's coffers
LA Times: Edward's wife blasts McCain's health plan
Miami Herald: McCain faces uphill battle for Hispanic vote
Boston Globe: McCain's commitment to public financing questioned
Human Events: When will McCain be Cushioned by Conservatives?
Hartford Courant: McCain Shows A Brighter Side
American Thinker: McCain's Gauntlet Speech
American Thinker: Scary McCain
Townhall: Teflon John? Democrat Attacks Fall Short
Florida Times-Union: Will McCain be given the Bob Dole treatment?
Union Leader: McCain's mix-up
Commercial Dispatch: McCain traces family roots as he visits Mississippi

Robert Novak: Zeroing in on McCain's veep
Boston Globe: Republican vice presidential candidates
BNN: McCain 2008 Veepstakes: Who isMitt Romney?!?

Detroit Free Press: Presidential predictors start calculations state by state

NATIONAL



NY Times: A Case of the Blues
WaPo: GOP May Find Comfort in Soft Money
WP/Cillizza: RNC Fundraising Operation Staffs Up
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Republicans all smiles despite outlook



WaPo: Justice Dept. Staff Cleared in Election Report Inquiry

WaPo: Long Fight Ahead for Treasury Blueprint
NY Times: In Treasury Plan, a Reluctant Eye Over Wall Street
NY Times: Homeowners Pleas Put G.O.P. Lawmakers in Bind on Defaults
AP/Davis: Congress Readies Activist Housing Agenda
AP: Congress poised to tackle tricky mortgage crisis
Baltimore Sun: How did we get into this foreclosure mess?

Washington Times: Election shaping agenda on Hill

Trading Markets: Boehner Meets Qadhafi

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: D.A. 'Cover-Up"
NY Daily News: Albany DA David Soares has dirt on his hands long after Eliot Spitzer affair
Buffalo News: Senate continues Spitzer smear probe
Buffalo News: Why can't Eliot Spitzer be prosecuted in Troopergate

NY Times: Fuller Picture Emerges of Patersons Aid to Hospital That Employed His Wife
Elmira Star-Gazette: New York governors and their sordid state of affairs
NY Daily News: Gov. Paterson lies low on Eliot Spitzer's role in Troopergate mess
Buffalo News: Removing Paterson as governor would be disastrous for GOP

NY Post: Gov goes online to raise sales tax
Buffalo News: Collecting sales tax on Net purchases would level playing field for local stores
Albany Times-Union: A state budget built on hope
AP/Gormley: Analysis: Here's the pain in New York's budget crunch

NY Times: City Subpoenas Creator of Text Messaging Code
Newsday: Congestion pricing's fate comes down to politics

NY Times: A Governor Who Knows His Way Around the Island
NY Times: A Republicans Argument for Two-Party Rule

Buffalo News: Reynolds seat seems a costly prize
Buffalo News: Local GOP loses a leader

WGRZ: Iannello to Run For State Senate

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Governor gets another shot at redistricting reform
LA Times: Brown hints at a gubernatorial comeback
Sacramento Bee: Day of political preening

NORTH DAKOTA

Dickinson Press: N.D.s GOP governor, lieutenant governor get backing for third term
Bismarck Tribune: Kalk wins PSC nomination
AP/Wetzel: Kalk wins Republican PSC nod; Hoeven endorsed

MONTANA

Helena IR: Republican candidates ready to contest for primary

TEXAS



Houston Chronicle: Runoff builds for U.S. House seat: Sekula Gibbs, Olson trade jabs
Star-Telegram: Hey, Perry! Hutchison isn't scared of you, so bring it on
Star-Telegram: Paul's supporters make inroads at GOP conventions

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Franken v. Coleman for U.S. Senate: Campaign could get ugly
CQ Politics: Minnesota GOP Backs Physician for Competitive Seat
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Mayo doctor Brian Davis gets GOP nod in First District
AP: Republicans endorse Davis in Minnesota's 1st District

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Constitution Party: Group puts up atypical options to GOP, Dems

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Monitor: Republicans scramble for candidates: Who takes on Lynch?

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Whitman gets Middlesex nod
Bergen Record: Editorial: Money for nothing
AOL: N.J. GOP Chief Lays the Smack Down

VIRGINIA

Washington Times: Editorial: A new day in Virginia?
Washington Times: Abortion seen failing as GOP Senate issue

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Pettus: Miss. holds runoffs Tuesday in congressional primaries
Commercial Dispatch: Rankin attorneys vying for congressional post

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: Gov's pick? GOP hopefuls line up

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Sen. Landrieu Landing Key Louisiana GOP Support

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: State budget still in limbo

TENNESSEE

Daily News Journal: Frist speaks at Reagan Day dinner

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Defining perjury: Judge for yourself

FLORIDA

Tallahassee Democrat: Lawmakers continue tug-of-war over Florida budget
News-Press: State budget ax to be used heavily this week
Sun-Sentinel: Florida tax commission goes astray with ax to church-state wall
Tampa Tribune: Force Government To Rethink Its Generous Pay and Benefits
Bradenton Herald: Lawmakers push budget cuts, housing bills
Sun-Sentinel: Florida businesses object to plan for property tax cuts

NORTH CAROLINA



Daily Herald: Sen. Burr speaks out in Jackson
Charlotte Observer: 8 people vying for lieutenant governor post

SOUTH CAROLINA

The State: Interpreting Lindsey Graham
Indep. Mail: Sam Wyche, former NFL player and coach, joins race for Pickens County Council



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March 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

LA Times: Life-story tour will show voters the real McCain
YouTube: Video: John McCain's new TV ad: "624787"
The Hill: Black leaves K Street for McCain

WaPo: Bush Readies Mortgage Aid Plan: At-Risk Owners Could Get Cheaper Loans
Reuters: Bernanke, House Republicans to meet Tues on economy
AP: White House to Nominate Two Democrats to SEC

NY: Albany Times-Union: Spitzer targeted Bruno, DA says
NY: NY Times: Even Without Spitzer, Democrats Are Resolved to Challenge Senate Seats
TX: AP/Rohr: Locals Crack Down on Illegal Immigration
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Questions on November ballot show conservatives still matter
LA: Wall Street Journal: Jindal's Progress

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LA Times: Life-story tour will show voters the real McCain
YouTube: Video: John McCain's new TV ad: "624787"
Washington Times: McCain releases first TV ad of general election
Arizona Republic: McCain bolsters campaign for battle
NY Daily News: John McCain touts war hero image as Clinton and Obama bicker
AP/Sidoti: Race Is on to Define McCain
NYT/Collins: McCain Forecloses Early
St. Petersburg Times: GOP money in Florida slow to flow to McCain
Politico: McCain seeks out spotlight
Politico: McCain guru linked to subprime crisis
The Hill: Black leaves K Street for McCain
Rush Limbaugh: Senator McCain Needs Money?

NATIONAL

WaPo: Bush Readies Mortgage Aid Plan: At-Risk Owners Could Get Cheaper Loans
Reuters: Bernanke, House Republicans to meet Tues on economy
The Hill: RNC deputy chairman demands apology from Dean
AP: White House to Nominate Two Democrats to SEC

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NY Times: Even Without Spitzer, Democrats Are Resolved to Challenge Senate Seats
Albany Times-Union: Meeting kicks off budget haggling
Buffalo News: New taxes to support record aid
AP/Gormley: Paterson shrugs off Spitzer scandal to bring consensus



NY Times: Spitzer May Have Lied, Prosecutor Says
AP/Gormley: DA's Report: Spitzer Behind Dirty Tricks
NY Daily News: Eliot Spitzer guided Troopergate, sez DA
Buffalo News: Spitzer lied in plot to smear Bruno
Albany Times-Union: Spitzer targeted Bruno, DA says
Albany Times-Union: Text of report (.doc format)
NY Post: DA dubs him Tricky Spitz
NY Post: So, just who gave orders for spying?

ALABAMA

NY Times: Freed Ex-Governor of Alabama Talks of Abuse of Power
AP/Johnson: Ex-Ala. Governor Comes Home From Prison

TEXAS

AP/Rohr: Locals Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Questions on November ballot show conservatives still matter
Miami Herald: Rubio home equity loan questioned
Tampa Tribune: State's Job Numbers Continue To Fall

LOUISIANA

Wall Street Journal: Jindal's Progress

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Minnesota Parties Painfully Inch Toward Picking Congressional Candidates

IDAHO

CQ Politics: Patience May Pay Off Richly for Idaho Senate Hopeful Risch

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March 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: McCain by 10
Salt Lake Tribune: Romney on McCain: 'This is our candidate'
LA Times: McCain, Romney on their differences: That was then
USA Today: McCain to embark on 'biography tour'
AP/Sidoti: Bipartisan Team Says McCain Natural Born

Peggy Noonan: Getting Mrs. Clinton
Charles Krauthammer: Dem lies show GOP's true grit

CQ Politics: House GOP Looks For Help In A Lot Of Tough Places
Politico: DOJ wins a legal battle with DNC over White House e-mails

NY: NY Post: Eliot-probe DA's 'Grand' Illusion
NY: MajorityAP: Bishop gives relative 46 percent raise to go part-time
NJ: CQ Politics: GOP Battle Brewing in New Jersey
TX: The Hill: Boehner backs Olson in Texas runoff
ME: Boston Herald: Collins touts voting record, Allen fights back, in Maine Senate race
CA: Sacramento Bee: Californians fume as politicians dally on budget
IN: Indianapolis Star: Steve Carter's surprise is a whopper
GA: Atlanta JC: Perdue says he’d campaign against a sales tax for transportation
FL: Florida Capital News: McCollum praises FAMU for response to shooting
PR: NY Times: U.S. Issues Indictment of Governor in Puerto Rico

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Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: McCain by 10

Salt Lake Tribune: Romney on McCain: 'This is our candidate'
LA Times: McCain, Romney on their differences: That was then
AP/Sidoti: Romney Campaigns With McCain in Utah
WaPo: McCain-Romney?

USA Today: McCain to embark on 'biography tour'
Boston Globe: McCain's life story will be told on next tour

AP/Sidoti: Bipartisan Team Says McCain Natural Born
Reuters: McCain Works to Answer Age And Health Questions
IHT: Wife of Republican presidential candidate visits Kosovo
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Depresses Conservatives
The Hill: McCain not worried about trade politics
Washington Times: Democrats see McCain losing Western states
Time: Putting McCain to the Ethics Test
NRO/Parker: Iraqis for McCain

LA Times: Economy emerges as central election issue
WaPo: Democrats Knock McCain's Economic Views
Wall Street Journal: Quick Housing Deal Isn't Likely

AP/Sniffen: Candidates Promise Review of FOIA Order

NY Times: Parties Differ on Whom Economic Aid Should Help
AP/Kugler: Obama, Clinton, McCain all want it Mayor Bloomberg's endorsement

Peggy Noonan: Getting Mrs. Clinton
Charles Krauthammer: Dem lies show GOP's true grit
David Brooks: Tested Over Time

NATIONAL


CQ Politics: House GOP Looks For Help In A Lot Of Tough Places
Politico: DOJ wins a legal battle with DNC over White House e-mails
AP/Jordan: Mukasey Vows Corruption Crackdown

Wall Street Journal: Bush the Multilateralist

NEW YORK

NY Post: Eliot-probe DA's 'Grand' Illusion
Newsday: Albany DA to detail Spitzer's role in Choppergate

NY Post: 5% spending hike near in State budget
AP/Gormley: Paterson, leaders agree to `framework' of state budget
NY Times: Extra Tax Slips Out of Budget

Buffalo News: Paterson reaffirms commitment to WNY
NY Sun: Paterson Hire Indicates a Leftward Tack

NY Post: Giuliani weighing 'Special' run for governor

MajorityAP: Bishop gives relative 46 percent raise to go part-time
Newsday: Blog rips Tim Bishop's daughter's fundraising work

Syracuse Post-Standard: 202 people were paid to campaign for Aubertine

Politics on the Hudson: GOP In Trouble In Western NY Congressional Races

MISSOURI

Rasmussen: Missouri Governor: Nixon Leads Both Republican Challengers

IOWA

Radio Iowa: Republican accuses Democrats of "disrespecting" governor

ALABAMA

NY Times: Ex-Governor of Alabama Is Ordered Released
AP/Johnson: Ex-Ala. Governor to Be Freed on Appeal
AP/Evans: Siegelman Sought for Hill Testimony
WSFA12: Republican Party Responds to Siegelman Release

MARYLAND

WaPo: Wynn Decides to Leave Congress Months Before His Term Expires

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: GOPer seeking Lautenberg's seat is a resident of the Big Apple
CQ Politics: GOP Battle Brewing in New Jersey
CBS News: New Jersey GOP Scrambles To Find Lautenberg Challenger

TEXAS

The Hill: Boehner backs Olson in Texas runoff
Dallas Morning News: Texas House GOP runoff rivals Button, Dunning pull no punches
Dallas Morning News: GOP hopefuls seeking support in Dallas County sheriff's race

KANSAS

AP/Manning: Kansas Senate OKs Immigration Bill
Kansas City Star: Toned-down immigration bill advances in Kansas Legislature

MAINE

Boston Herald: Collins touts voting record, Allen fights back, in Maine Senate race

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Californians fume as politicians dally on budget
AP/Kurtzman: Bipartisan group hopes to improve political climate in Calif.

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: Steve Carter's surprise is a whopper

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Perdue says hed campaign against a sales tax for transportation
Atlanta JC: House says yes to sales tax for regional transportation projects

FLORIDA

Florida Capital News: McCollum praises FAMU for response to shooting
Bradenton Herald: Lobbyists gear up to fight tax swap
Orlando Sen: Florida lawmakers face tough cuts in services for poor, seriously ill, elderly
Tampa Tribune: Proposed Cuts Would Strangle Health Care
Orlando Sen: Charter schools would face more rigorous scrutiny under Florida Senate bill
Miami Herald: Mayor: Dade needs to cut $200 million

PUERTO RICO

NY Times: U.S. Issues Indictment of Governor in Puerto Rico
WaPo: Puerto Rico's Governor Is Charged With Corruption
The Hill: Puerto Rico governor, Obama supporter, indicted
AP/Rivera: Feds Charge Puerto Rico Gov., 12 Others

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March 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

LA Times: McCain stresses cooperation in L.A. speech on foreign policy
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's "New Europe" Address
Robert Novak: A Tax McCain Could Cut
CBS News: Is Rice Positioning Herself As A Possible Veep Pick?

Ann Coulter: Hillary: Swiftboated!
Dick Morris: Hillary's History of Lies
Rush Limbaugh: Mrs. Clinton's Lies Aren't News; It's the Big Liberal Lies That Matter
James Taranto: Life in the Vast Lane

Wall Street Journal: House of Politics: McCain, Hillary, and some very bad mortgage ideas
WaPo: Kovacic Appointed New FTC Chairman
WaPo: Editorial: Scandal in the Making: A stalemate at the FEC
AP/Lee: Anna Nicole passport file among those staff viewed

MN: Pioneer Press: Coleman touts bipartisan appeal at campaign launch
NY: NY Post: And there he ho's again: Spitzer linked to another madam
FL: Bradenton Herald: Lawmakers issue slavery apology
FL: Palm Beach Post: Guns-to-work bill wins House passage
NJ: CQ Politics: N.J. Republicans Say Lautenberg Planted Story About His Opponent
GA: Atlanta JC: Rep. Sailor got $80,000 from lobbyist day after pushing bill
CA: Mercury News: Schwarzenegger's popularity plummets as public's mood sours
TX: Houston Chronicle: District 22 candidates spar over spending

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LA Times: McCain stresses cooperation in L.A. speech on foreign policy
WaPo: McCain Outlines Foreign Policy: In Speech, He Vows Collaborative Approach
NY Times: McCain, in Foreign Policy Talk, Turns His Back on Unilateralism
Washington Times: McCain cites breaks with Bush foreign policy
Boston Globe: McCain proposes new global coalition: Also urges closing Guantanamo Bay
Politico: McCain: We can't do whatever we want
Arizona Republic: McCain's policy
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's "New Europe" Address

Robert Novak: A Tax McCain Could Cut
Politico: GOP Looks to McCain Democrats'
The Hill: McCain hits Obama for old-style political attacks
NY Times: McCain Said 100; Opponents Latch On
SF Chronicle: McCain Stops by SF -- for Cash Only

CBS News: Is Rice Positioning Herself As A Possible Veep Pick?
Human Events: McCain Veepstakes: Possible Palin?

AP: Meghan McCain Has Offbeat Campaign Blog

Rasmussen: Missouri: McCain Opens Lead Over Both Democrats

Salt Lake Tribune: McCain makes stop in SLC today

AP/White: NFL Considering Early Start for Opener
Newsday: Giants to host Redskins in NFL's season opener

Ann Coulter: Hillary: Swiftboated!
Dick Morris: Hillary's History of Lies
Rush Limbaugh: Mrs. Clinton's Lies Aren't News; It's the Big Liberal Lies That Matter
James Taranto: Life in the Vast Lane

NATIONAL

Wall Street Journal: House of Politics: McCain, Hillary, and some very bad mortgage ideas
NY Times: Editorial: How Not to Prevent Foreclosures
WaPo: Paulson Wants to Tighten Reins on Investment Banks
The Hill: Paulson calls for greater scrutiny of investment banks

WaPo: Kovacic Appointed New FTC Chairman
AP: Bush Names New F.T.C. Chairman

WaPo: Congress to Probe U.S. Role in Bear Stearns Sale
NY Times: Senators Seek Details About Bear Stearns Deal
Washington Times: Senate to probe bailout by Fed
The Hill: Baucus, Grassley want answers on Bear Stearns deal

Washington Times: GPO profits go to bonuses and trips

WaPo: Editorial: Scandal in the Making: A stalemate at the FEC

WaPo: Republican Report Could Impact McNamee

Washington Times: Bush rakes in millions for GOP
CBS News: Bush Tops Three Quarter Of A Billion Dollars in Fund-Raising Donations

AP/Lee: Anna Nicole passport file among those staff viewed

Human Events: A Clear Choice: Why the Federal Budget Matters

NY Times: Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On

MINNESOTA



Pioneer Press: Coleman touts bipartisan appeal at campaign launch
Pioneer Press: Coleman launches campaign as 'voice for optimism'
KARE11: Coleman launches reelection bid
AP/Condon: Coleman Says He'll Campaign on Record

KARE11: Pawlenty will lead influential education organization

American Thinker: War Heroes Turned Away from Public School

NEW YORK

NY Times: State Moves Toward Deal on a Budget
Albany Times-Union: Paterson in Schenectady to pitch aid cut
NY Post: Gov puts kibosh on raises for state pols
Newsday: Paterson won't use Spitzer's ethics board
Buffalo News: Economic woes cloud Paterson visit

Wall Street Journal: The Other Spitzer Scandal
NY Post: And there he ho's again: Spitzer linked to another madam
American Spectator: What the Profumo and Spitzer scandals tell us about shame

CQ Politics: GOP Still Searching in Upstate New York
Buffalo News: Postles won't run for Reynolds' seat
Buffalo News: Postles is potential Republican candidate for Reynolds' House seat

Syracuse Post-Standard: GOP scrambles to find new candidate
AP: Health concerns cause GOP candidate to drop congressional bid

FLORIDA

Bradenton Herald: Lawmakers issue slavery apology
NY Times: Florida Legislature Apologizes for States History of Slavery
Daytona Beach News: Complete text of slavery resolution

Palm Beach Post: Guns-to-work bill wins House passage
Orlando Sentinel: Guns-to-work passes the House without debate
Tampa Tribune: Guns At Work Measure Goes To Senate

Tampa Tribune: Evolution Bill Moves Forward
Palm Beach Post: 'Evolution Act' passed by panel

Miami Herald: State House OK's $1.2M for cleared inmate
St. Petersburg Times: High-profile issues move through the Florida Legislature

Sun-Sentinel: Florida tax reform Cmsn thrusts state-church issues onto voters in November
Bradenton Herald: Tax panel takes on religious funding

Florida Times-Union: Hogan prompts tax panel to delay cap plan
Miami Herald: Vote on tax-cap proposal postponed for week

Bradenton Herald: Florida's deadly insurance void

NEW JERSEY


CQ Politics: N.J. Republicans Say Lautenberg Planted Story About His Opponent
AP/Delli Santi: Court papers raise questions about Senate candidate's job record

MARYLAND

WaPo: On the Basketball Court, the R's and D's Are on the Same Teams

CALIFORNIA

Mercury News: Schwarzenegger's popularity plummets as public's mood sours
Sacramento Bee: Governor refuses to blame illegal immigrants for budget problems
Mercury News: Poll taps Californians' gloom
SF Chronicle: California homeschooling case to be reheard

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Rep. Sailor got $80,000 from lobbyist day after pushing bill
AP: Atlanta area sees population grow by more than 151,000

NORTH CAROLINA

Duke Chronicle: Governor candidates debate water use

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: District 22 candidates spar over spending
Dallas Morning News: Texas attorney general may be investigating ex-Senate staffer
Houston Chronicle: Opponents dispute status of DA's office
Austin American-Statesman: Pedernales co-op, lawmakers to face off today

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mayor Kilpatrick to get legal defense funding
Detroit News: Dingell to run for 28th term in Congress, shot at record

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Monitor: Mayor won't run against Lynch

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell scraps plans for low-income rebates

NEBRASKA

AP: Republican Senate candidates to debate in Lincoln

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March 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Fox: Nancy Reagan blesses McCain bid
NY Times: McCain Warns Against Hasty Mortgage Bailout
AP/Sidoti: McCain to call for U.S. to cooperate with democracies
Salt Lake Tribune: McCain-Romney ticket would be potent for Republicans

Salon: The GOP attack plan for Hillary Clinton

NY Times: Editorial: FEC: The Campaign Monitor Goes Missing
Human Events/Babbin: RNC Last Chance to Fix 2012 Primaries

MI: Washington Times: Will 'Dr. Death' be Knollenberg's Nader?
NY: NY Post: Paterson traveled with mistress to boost Hillary
NY: NY Daily News: Madam of midtown-based prostitution ring busted
MN: USA Today: Coleman-Franken Senate battle ramps up in Minnesota
CA: LA Times: Eastwood's termination: 'Somebody got a bee under their bonnet'
IL: MajorityAP: Meli$$a Bean’s new diplomacy
VA: Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell: GOP could take governor's office
OH: Columbus Dispatch: Food stamps double since '01: 1 in 10 Ohioans
TX: Dallas MN: At Dallas event, Democratic strategist Carville takes aim at Cornyn

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Fox: Nancy Reagan blesses McCain bid
AP/Sidoti: Nancy Reagan Endorses McCain
Greenville News: Republicans need to rally around McCain





LA Times: McCain's Santa Ana stop touches on mortgage crisis
NY Times: McCain Warns Against Hasty Mortgage Bailout
Reuters: McCain Seeks Solutions to U.S. Housing Crisis
Boston Globe: McCain warns against big-government aid amid housing, credit crisis

Salt Lake Tribune: McCain-Romney ticket would be potent for Republicans
Mercury News: GOP candidate McCain mines Golden State for campaign cash

AP/Sidoti: McCain to call for U.S. to cooperate with democracies
AP: McCain: Collaborate More With Allies
Boston Globe: McCain's stand on tobacco is put to test
Reuters: Chavez Says U.S. Relations Could Worsen With McCain
Reuters: NFL Season Opener Yields to McCain Speech

NY Times: The Maverick and the Media
NY Times: John McCain Wants You

NY Times: The Candidates as Cousins Much Removed

Salon: The GOP attack plan for Hillary Clinton
The Hill: Republican Jewish group wants Obama adviser canned

NATIONAL

NY Times: Editorial: FEC: The Campaign Monitor Goes Missing

Human Events/Babbin: RNC Last Chance to Fix 2012 Primaries
The Hill: Stingy senators stiff GOP
The Hill: Lamar Alexander seeing chance to nix Real ID Act
The Hill: Republicans seek to fill holes on powerful Ways and Means
The Hill: Opponents push FCC to attach conditions for XM-Sirius merger after Justices OK

NY Times: Republicans Report Supports Some of Clemenss Claims
AP/Fendrich: GOP Report Questions Whether Rocket Lied
AP: Top Republican issues report questioning whether Clemens lied

AP: Bush to Raise Money for Senate GOP

MICHIGAN



Detroit News: Text shows Mayor Kilpatrick sought 'good answer' for cop firing
Detroit News: Webb weighs Kilpatrick jury makeup
Detroit Free Press: Text message: Mayor sought 'good answer' for Gary Brown's firing
Detroit Free Press: Legal panel investigating lawyers in mayor scandal

AP/Hoffman: Departing Michigan appeals court judge could become AG candidate

Washington Times: Will 'Dr. Death' be Knollenberg's Nader?

NEW YORK

NY Post: Paterson traveled with mistress to boost Hill
AP/Gormley: Paterson, ex-girlfriend traveled for Clinton campaign

Buffalo News: Decision by Maziarz sets off free-for-all for Reynolds' congressional seat
Rochester D&C: Maziarz won't run for Reynolds' seat in Congress
CQ Politics: Top Candidate Takes a Pass In New York House Race
Buffalo News: Hayes won't seek Reynolds' congressional seat

NY Post: Albany DA's probe stalled
Albany Times Union: Soares pushes travel probe
NY Times: A Request to Release Findings on Spitzer
AP/Gormley: Albany DA seeks to make Spitzer scandal documents public
Newsday: Albany DA asks if Choppergate e-mails can go public

NY Daily News: Madam of midtown-based prostitution ring busted

MINNESOTA



USA Today: Coleman-Franken Senate battle ramps up in Minnesota
AP/Condon: Coleman Sharpens Attack on Franken
Pioneer Press: Franken speech jabs at Coleman

CALIFORNIA

Business Week: California GOP unveil immigration plan
California Chronicle: Sen. Dutton Named Vice Chair of Senate Budget
San Diego Union-Tribune: Hollingsworth budget post exit: "My choice
LA Times: Eastwood's termination: 'Somebody got a bee under their bonnet'

ILLINOIS

MajorityAP: Meli$$a Beans new diplomacy

CQ Politics: Republican Seeks Vacant House Slot in Illinois Amid Democratic Flak
Pantagraph: GOP congressional hopeful has history of giving to Democrats

NEBRASKA

AP/Bratton: Nebraska Retains the Death Penalty

KANSAS

Kansas City Star: Kansas House focuses on health-care bill

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Union measure could be factor in fall elections

VIRGINIA



Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell: GOP could take governor's office
Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell's path looks clear to GOP gubernatorial nomination
Richmond Times Dispatch: McDonnell defers to legislators

OHIO

Akron Beacon Journal: State audit faults Blackwell: Paid $80,000 to outgoing workers
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Your parting gift to Blackwell's staff
Columbus Dispatch: Food stamps double since '01: 1 in 10 Ohioans

IDAHO

AP: Senate committee backs plan to change Idaho's open primary

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Approps Cmte Debating Budget on Wednesday; No Tax Increase Needed

SOUTH DAKOTA

AP: Democrats push to win control of South Dakota Senate

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida tax protesters tramp into Crist's office
Orlando Sentinel: Florida Legislature suggests cutting spending for public schools
Bradenton Herald: McKay touts tax reform proposal
Orlando Sentinel: Cruise-industry giant Carnival challenges state's fuel-fee probe
Bradenton Herald: Dole, Cuomo trade views on election, economy

TEXAS

Dallas Morning News: At Dallas event, Democratic strategist Carville takes aim at Cornyn

MONTANA

CQ Politics: Montanas Baucus Now Rated a Lock for Sixth Term

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Top-Tier Recruit Rates a Rare Dem Challenge for Open Alabama Seat

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March 25, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

San Diego UT: McCain, visiting San Diego area, argues for continued presence in Iraq
Dallas Morning News: McCain's advantage: Continued Democratic fight
Scripps: McCain would do well to consider S.C. governor
Boston Globe: In polls, McCain edges ahead of Clinton, Obama
Rasmussen: Arkansas: McCain Leads Clinton, Overwhelms Obama

Reuters: Fred Thompson Heads Back to Hollywood
Washington Times: Huckabee cites power of 'kingmakers'

Wall Street Journal: GOP's Silver Lining in Congress

MI: NY Times: Mayor of Detroit Faces 8 Counts in Perjury Case
MI: AP: Charges against Kilpatrick, Beatty | Prosecutor bio | Defense lawyer bio1 | bio2
NY: NY Daily News: Gov. Paterson admits to using cocaine, marijuana in his 20s
NY: NY Post/Dicker: Bruno hails 'truth' about tricky Spitzer
VA: Richmond Times-Dispatch: GOP's 2009 ticket nearly locked down
NJ: Newsday: Wealthy Republican enters U.S. Senate race in NJ
FL: NY Sun: Putnam Fends Off 'Howdy Doody' and Makes His Mark
CA: UPI: Meg Whitman won't rule out run for California governor
GA: Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Holds Double-Digit Leads Over Democrats
MN: Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Coleman 48% Franken 46%
IN: Indianapolis Star: Attorney general's decision not to run sets off scramble

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San Diego UT: McCain, visiting San Diego area, argues for continued presence in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune: McCain makes visit to county
Arizona Republic: McCain still faces funding challenge
CBS5: McCain Filling Campaign Coffers In California
KPBS: McCain Visits Chula Vista VFW After Fundraising in La Jolla
NBC San Diego: McCain Stumps In San Diego
Californian: McCain to make fundraising stop at Pebble Beach
Washington Times: Editorial: Funding John McCain

AP/Sidoti: McCain Says US Succeeding in Iraq
Reuters: Many Arabs Fear McCain Would Continue Bush Policy
AP: McCain to Address Housing Crisis Options
Dallas Morning News: McCain's advantage: Continued Democratic fight
Politico: Dems to hammer McCain for '100 years'
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice

Jerusalem Post: Why McCain? He gets it!

Scripps: McCain would do well to consider S.C. governor
National Journal: McCain's Defining Choice: VP

Boston Globe: In polls, McCain edges ahead of Clinton, Obama
Rasmussen: Arkansas: McCain Leads Clinton, Overwhelms Obama

Reuters: Fred Thompson Heads Back to Hollywood
LA Times: Fred Thompson couldn't be president, so maybe he'll play one--again

Washington Times: Huckabee cites power of 'kingmakers'

NATIONAL

Wall Street Journal: GOP's Silver Lining in Congress
AP: Cheney Muses on Power of Future VPs
WaPo: Forest Service May Move to Interior: Some See Agency As Out of Place Under USDA
AP/Flaherty: Passport Case Raises Outsourcing Concern
American Spectator: FISA Funny Business

MICHIGAN



NY Times: Mayor of Detroit Faces 8 Counts in Perjury Case
Detroit News: Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick charged with perjury, obstruction, misconduct
Detroit Free Press: Mayor, Beatty charged with perjury, conspiracy, misconduct
Detroit News: Mayor will not resign, seeks 'full and complete vindication'
AP: Charges against Kilpatrick, Beatty | Prosecutor bio | Defense lawyer bio1 | bio2
Detroit News: Remarks by Kilpatrick and lawyer at news conference
Detroit News: Kilpatrick among other Detroit officials who have faced legal trouble
Detroit News: Worthy's answers to reporters' questions
AP/Williams: Detroit Mayor Charged With Perjury



Detroit Free Press: Kevorkian announces bid for Congress
Reuters: "Dr. Death" Kevorkian plans to run for Congress
AP/Eggert: Kevorkian Kicks Off Congressional Run
Michigan Daily: Kevorkian announces run for Congress

NEW YORK

NY Daily News: Gov. Paterson admits to using cocaine, marijuana in his 20s
NY Post: Doobie Dave admits youthful drug use
NY Post: Paterson's excuse is simply inn-credible
NY Sun: Paterson Billed Taxpayers for Albany Hotels
NY Post/Dicker: NY voters back 'rich' tax
NY Sun: State Senate To Weigh Paterson's Traffic Bill
NY Times: Paterson Asks Retired Colonel to Return as State Police Leader
AP/Bauman: Paterson nominates Corbitt new superintendent of state police
Human Events: Governor David Paterson of New York: Super Liberal
NY Post/Dicker: Surprise findings on a successor to Paterson

NY Post/Dicker: Bruno hails 'truth' about tricky Spitzer
Newsday: Spitzer called major player behind "Choppergate"
NY Daily News: Eliot Spitzer OKd trooper smear scheme against Joe Bruno, says ex-aide
AP/Gormley: Lawyer: No Charges for Spitzer Aide
NY Times: Editorial: More on Ex-Governor Spitzer

Rochester D&C: Maziarz won't run for Congress
Buffalo News: Maziarz won't seek Reynolds' House seat

ALABAMA


AP/Evans: High Court Tackles Ala. Voting Case

VIRGINIA

Washington Times: Bolling won't run for Va. governor
WaPo: Bolling to Seek Reelection in '09
AP/Lewis: Va.'s Lt. Gov. to Seek Re-Election
Richmond Times-Dispatch: GOP's 2009 ticket nearly locked down

NEW JERSEY

Newsday: Wealthy Republican enters U.S. Senate race in NJ
NY Times: For G.O.P. Moderates, Hope in a Newcomer
Star-Ledger: GOP welcomes latest Senate hopeful

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Floridians might vote on church-state issue
NY Sun: Putnam Fends Off 'Howdy Doody' and Makes His Mark
News-Press: Mack's area wish list $12.6 million
Sun-Sentinel: $1 cigarette tax hike proposed

CALIFORNIA



UPI: Meg Whitman won't rule out run for California governor
LA Times: An alliance that helps McCain -- and her
Sac Bee: Johnson takes big fundraising lead over Fargo in Sacramento mayoral race

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOP seeks DiMasi probe: Says fund-raiser was a conflict of interest

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Holds Double-Digit Leads Over Democrats
Athens Banner-Herald: Editorial: Perdue disappoints with action on midyear budget

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Coleman 48% Franken 46%

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: GOP Still Trying to Fill Blank in Key Illinois Race
Courier News: Heat still on Foster

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: Mississippi Insiders Split on 1st District Runoff

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Amid re-election bid, McCaul vows to drop earmarks

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Bill giving more sway to unions advances in Senate

KANSAS

Kansas City Star: Lawmakers turn aside Sebelius proposals

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: Attorney general's decision not to run sets off scramble
Terra Haute Tribune Star: Carter says he wont seek re-election

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Fewer in N.C. affirm GOP ties

IDAHO

KTVB: 13 file for US Senate seat, Larry Craig stays out of race
Washington Times: Idaho GOP hopes to leave Craig scandal behind

SOUTH CAROLINA

LA Times: GOP senator retracts prediction of troop cuts

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Rossi worried Gregoire could abuse loophole

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March 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: McCain up by 8%
WP: McCain, Traveling Along a Tightrope: Bush Policy A Presence as He Meets With Leaders
NY Times: 2 Divergent McCain Moments, Rarely Mentioned
AP/Margasak: McCain: I Learned From Keating Five Case
ABC News: Hagel Not Ready to Endorse McCain

CNN: Specter: Passport leaks call for criminal investigation
NY Sun: New Light on Terror Probe: 4th Circuit Weighs Role and Power of Prosecutors
Hollywood Reporter: Names floated for next FCC chair

SC: CQ Politics: Graham Looks Like A Safe Bet For Second Term
IL: Chicago Tribune: Retired House Speaker Dennis Hastert takes job at Naperville firm
NY: NY Times: Spitzer Pushed Staff’s Effort to Smear Bruno
NY: NY Daily News: GOP operative Roger Stone helped bring down Eliot Spitzer

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN





WP: McCain, Traveling Along a Tightrope: Bush Policy A Presence as He Meets With Leaders
NY Times: 2 Divergent McCain Moments, Rarely Mentioned
NY Times: A Present for McCain as the Other Side Fights
Swamp: McCain pitches cooperation, carbon caps in Europe
NY Post: McCain looks to buck pro-Dem Latino trend
Boston Globe: McCain breaks spending limits

AP/Margasak: McCain: I Learned From Keating Five Case
AP: Findings of Keating Five

Seattle Times: In politics, Lord's sword can cut 2 ways

ABC News: Hagel Not Ready to Endorse McCain
The Hill: Hagel cool on backing McCain
LA Times: A Chuck Hagel endorsement of John McCain is no gimme
Bloomberg: Hagel Says Iraq Differences May Prevent McCain Endorsement
Politico: Lieberman is McCain's bipartisan wingman

PC World: Tech Workers Favor McCain, Obama

Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: McCain up by 8%

Wall Street Journal: Stepping Up Scrutiny at the State Department
Bloomberg: Specter Wants Justice Department to Look Into Passport Breaches
CNN: Specter: Passport leaks call for criminal investigation
AP: DOJ Urged to Investigate Passport Breach
Newsday: Editorial: Investigate passport-file breaches

Slate/Douglas Kmiec: Endorsing Obama
Power Line: Sorry, I thought he meant it

NATIONAL

CQ Politics: Dem House Campaign Unit Gained While GOPs Drained in February

Politico: GOP state parties 'dying at the box office'

Atlanta JC: This time, evangelicals aren't just GOP bloc

NY Times: Study Finds Record Education Earmarks
American Spectator: The degree glut calls for the taxation of students, not more spending

NY Sun: New Light on Terror Probe: 4th Circuit Weighs Role and Power of Prosecutors

WaPo: Latest Guessing Game: Who Will Replace FCC Chairman Kevin Martin?
Hollywood Reporter: Names floated for next FCC chair

Chicago Tribune: Immigration issue rerouted to state level as national interest wanes
NY Times: Businesses Say New York’s Clout Is Emigrating, With Visa Policies to Blame

Reuters: "Pay Day" Loans Exacerbate Housing Crisis

Newsday: Affirmative-action foe eyes five state ballots

Buffalo News: Editorial: House starts over on ethics

Townhall: The Republican Party and the "Christian Right:" Let's Be Honest, Folks

SOUTH CAROLINA



CQ Politics: Graham Looks Like A Safe Bet For Second Term

NEW YORK

NY Post: Paterson's Inn trouble
NY Sun: Editorial: Pressing Paterson



NY Times: Spitzer Pushed Staffs Effort to Smear Bruno
NY Daily News: Albany DA David Soares to release second report on Troopergate scandal
AP/Virtanen: Felton leaving state police after bumpy year



NY Daily News: GOP operative Roger Stone helped bring down Eliot Spitzer
NY Times: G.O.P. Consultant Says He Reported Spitzer Trysts in 2007
Times UK: Roger Stone: I tipped off FBI about Eliot Spitzer sex scandal
Newsday: Report says GOP operative exposed Eliot Spitzer

NY Times: Spitzers Interest in Travel Expense Ethics Could Come Back to Haunt Him

Human Events: Reynolds Out; Human Events Called it First

NY Times: With Economy Tied to Wall St., New York Braces for Job Cuts

NY Sun: Congestion Pricing Critics Fear Defeat Is Down the Road

AP/Hill: Amid parole controversy, released murderers stay out of trouble

MICHIGAN

AP/Eggert: GOP against some of Granholm's budget, including small schools
Detroit Free Press: Cop gave Beatty advice in Brown ouster

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Retired House Speaker Dennis Hastert takes job at Naperville firm
AP: Naperville-based company hires Dennis Hastert

RHODE ISLAND

AP: Chafee Book To Take Shots At Republicans, Democrats

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Campus politics in Facebook age

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Will Louisiana US Sen Vitter Testify In DC Madam Case?

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Politicians Point Fingers In Tax Ruling

MONTANA

CQ Politics: Filings Have Montana Sen. Baucus Looking More Like a Shoo-in

WASHINGTON STATE

News Tribune: A recruit shortage for state GOP?

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Aiming to clean up the mess in Sacramento

GEORGIA

AP: Deal, other Ga. Republicans join anti-earmark crusade

OHIO

Mansfield News Journal: Voinovich on familiar ground working with Democrats

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March 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Time: McCain's Paris Romance
NY Times: McCain Offers Soothing Tones in Trip Abroad
CBS News: McCain Returns to Campaign Trail Next Week
Boston Globe: McCain and Romney: Mitt's moment - at last?
WaPo: McCain's pastor a sharp contrast to Obama's

The Hill: In Israel, Boehner and Cheney highlight security

NY: WHAM: First Kemp…Now Kelly?
MD: WaPo: Ehrlich, in Fighting Mode, Appeals for Funds to Halt 'Far Left Agenda'
FL: Orlando Sentinel: Lawmakers in Tallahassee look at higher fees to aid budget
CA: LA Times: McClintock criticized for taking per diem housing allowance
TX: Houston Chronicle: Texas reaps $2.2 billion in earmarks
MI: Detroit Free Press: Kevorkian to launch his bid for seat in Congress
NC: Charlotte Observer: There's a race for governor?

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Time: McCain's Paris Romance
Le Figaro FR: McCain loue l're d'amiti franco-amricaine
Le Figaro FR: John McCain, le rebelle qui rve de la Maison-Blanche
Le Figaro FR: McCain pour une coopration accrue avec la France
Le Monde: John McCain: "Je suis certain que nous sommes en train de russir en Irak"

NY Times: McCain Offers Soothing Tones in Trip Abroad
NYT/Caucus: McCains Overseas Press Coverage
Times UK: A message from John McCain
Times UK: Old dog John McCain is determined to out-run the Democrat pups
CBS News: McCain Returns to Campaign Trail Next Week

LA Times: John McCain is betting big on Iraq
Wisconsin State Journal: McCain gives GOP its best shot
Clovis News Journal: McCain should work to unite Republicans
Cleveland PD: Why Republicans don't like Brunner and will back McCain
LA Times: John McCain's money troubles continue through February

Boston Globe: McCain and Romney: Mitt's moment - at last?

WaPo: McCain's pastor a sharp contrast to Obama's

Guardian UK: Shock jocks urge Republicans to vote for Clinton
AP/Jackson: After primary, Republicans looking to win back party-switchers

NYT/Rich: The Republican Resurrection

NATIONAL

The Hill: In Israel, Boehner and Cheney highlight security

NY Times: Editorial: The Supreme Court and Indecency

Mercury News: Democrats look for legislative gains

NY Sun: Aipac Trial Postponed, Again: Government's Case May Be in Disarray

NY Times: Passport Files of 3 Candidates Were Pried Into

NY Times: Is Divorce Good for a Candidate?

NEW YORK

NY Daily News: Gov.'s message in Harlem: Time to move on from affairs, money questions
NY Post: Hot-sheets Gov puts $$ back 'Inn'

NY Sun: Governor Backs Bloomberg's Congestion Pricing Plan
NY Post: New Gov backs traffic plan

Rochester D&C: Assembly, Senate still split over the budget

NY Times: Sifting the Wreckage for the Real Eliot Spitzer
NY Daily News: Eliot Spitzer kept on black stockings for hooker romps, feds told
NY Sun: Poll: 48% of New Yorkers Say Spitzer Should Face Charges
AP/Caruso: Spitzer likely paid his way
NY Post: Mum-on-Eliot Madam headed to Brazil

NY Post: Lights, camera, D'Amato

NY Sun: Milberg Weiss Founder To Plead Guilty

Niagara Gazette: Time's right for Maziarz
WHAM: First KempNow Kelly?
Syracuse PS: Another Republican to leave Congress: Reynolds

NY Times: A Skeptical New Look at Special Tax Districts

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Jury hears Rezko calls
Chicago Daily Herald: Phone tapes give Levine testimony added credibility
Chicago Tribune: Jurors hear recordings of Tony Rezko talking to Stuart Levine

MARYLAND

WaPo: Ehrlich, in Fighting Mode, Appeals for Funds to Halt 'Far Left Agenda'
WaPo: House Votes to Toughen Coastal Development Restrictions

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Lawmakers in Tallahassee look at higher fees to aid budget
Orlando Sentinel: Tough times test Central Florida's financial fortitude
Miami Herald: Forecasts clash on impact of Florida tax swap
AP/Anderson: Miami lawyer's unprecedented arrest troubles defense attorneys
Palm Beach Post: Tax-free items may be on hook
Bradenton Herald: Studies conflict on Florida's tax swap
Tallahassee Democrat: The man behind the proposed property tax cut amendment
Orlando Sentinel: Florida's taxes unfair to poor, some social conservatives say

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: McClintock criticized for taking per diem housing allowance
Sacramento Bee: California state employee unions face tough bargaining

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Texas reaps $2.2 billion in earmarks

KANSAS

Wichita Eagle: Would Kansas snub McCain over tankers?

COLORADO

Denver Post: Schaffer runs on promises made good

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Kevorkian to launch his bid for seat in Congress

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: There's a race for governor?

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March 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Ganley: McCain Meets Sarkozy, Comments on China
LA Times: Who'd be McCain's vice president?

CBS News: DSCC Edges NRSC In February Fundraising
Politico: Is the DNC broke?

NY: AP/Gormley: NY Gov. Paterson backs Manhattan traffic fee plan
MI: MLive: Democrats target two Michigan U.S. House seats
GA: Atlanta JC: Perdue accepts budget, includes $100M more for schools

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN









AP/Ganley: McCain Meets Sarkozy, Comments on China
Time: McCain in Britain: "We All Misspeak"
Politico: Dems crushing McCain in money war

LA Times: Who'd be McCain's vice president?

SF Chronicle: Bay Area college Republicans pull for McCain

USA Today: Ron Paul keeps presidential run alive
Newsweek: I Feel Badly About Just Quitting
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ron Paul backers tangle with state GOP over caucus reports

NATIONAL


The Hill: Congress gets involved in passport breaches
WaPo: Passport inquiry widens
AP/Flaherty: 2 Fired in Passport Case With Va. Firm
Newsday: Passport scandal sweeps presidential campaign
Reuters: Clinton, McCain passport records were also viewed

The Hill: Judge could rule on contempt charges in June

CBS News: DSCC Edges NRSC In February Fundraising
Politico: Is the DNC broke?

USA Today: Alaska 1st, Ariz. last in pork spending

AP/Brown: Air Force Prod Aids Coal-To-Fuel Plans

The Hill: Dodd, Murray call on HUDs Jackson to resign

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: NY Gov. Paterson backs Manhattan traffic fee plan
Newsday: Paterson backs divisive congestion pricing plan

WaPo: In New York, a Turf War in the Battle Against Terrorism

Buffalo News: Reynolds seat stirs national interest
Buffalo News: Maziarz called the leading GOP contender for Reynolds' congressional seat

Miami Herald: Spitzer Miami tryst alleged
AP/Caruso: No Red Flags in Spitzer Expense Reports

Albany Times-Union: Second Republican joins race for 21st

IOWA


Des Moines Register: Deal delays vote on union power, limits debate
Des Moines Register: Stalemate over labor bill ends in Iowa Senate

MICHIGAN

MLive: Democrats target two Michigan U.S. House seats

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Minnesota Senate: Coleman 48% Franken 46%
Pioneer Press: St. Paul Republican launches McCollum challenge

NORTH DAKOTA

Bismarck Tribune: Sand to seek GOP nod for the House

IDAHO

The Hill: Craig keeps promise to retire
Fox12: Rex Rammell Enters Race For Senate

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Dems Score a State Senator for Competitive Alabama House Race

NEW JERSEY

Press of Atlantic City: Manifesto has Republicans still undecided on Senate candidate
Jersey Journal: Sabrin starts GOP Senate campaign here
Record: GOP taps Latino businessman
Star-Ledger: GOP looks for a new candidate
NY Times: Editorial: Unreliable Voting in New Jersey

KANSAS

NY Times: Kansas Governor Vetoes Bill to Revive 2 Coal-Fired Plants

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Controversial Crist appointee steps aside
CQ Politics: Heightened Competition Infuses House Challenges to FL Brothers Diaz-Balart

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Perdue accepts budget, includes $100M more for schools
AP: Perdue signs budget despite spending concerns
AP/McCaffrey: Ga. Legislature Passes on Budget Cuts

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rasmussen: New Hampshire: Shaheen 49% Sununu 41%

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