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May 7, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain Says He Would Put Conservatives on Supreme Court
John McCain: McCain on His Judicial Philosophy
NRO: Editorial: Judicial Promise
Rasmussen: Texas: McCain Holds Modest Lead Over Both Democrats
American Spectator: McCain Goes on Tax Holiday

NY Times: Gingrich Warns G.O.P. Swift Change Is Needed
Newt Gingrich: My Plea to Republicans: It's Time for Real Change to Avoid Real Disaster
Fox: Rudy Giuliani on Newt Gingrich's Dire Warning for the GOP

WaPo: Bush Nominates 3 to a Crippled FEC
Reuters: Bush, Democrats near deal on election commission

Washington Times: GOP criticizes mortgage plan
AP/Davis: Housing rescue package set for House vote
CNN: Bush Nominates Law Professor Troy Paredes To SEC
AP/Jordan: Special counsel's office raided amid obstruction probe

Wall Street Journal: The Biofuels Backlash
Wall Street Journal: Guns for Oil

Politico: GOP loss could threaten leadership
Hill: Cole: Stingy GOP members 'ought to be ashamed'

NY: NYDN: Fossella told cops he was on way to see 'my sick kid' at mystery gal's address
IN: Indianapolis Star: Burton holds off challenger
NC: News & Observer: Perdue, McCrory win nominations in governor's race
NV: AP/Riley: Nevada governor wants his mansion back and his wife out
TX: Rasmussen: Texas Senate: Cornyn 47% Noriega 43%
MO: Columbia Daily Tribune: Republican rivals for governor tout plans to cut taxes
CA: Sacramento Bee: What's behind rival California redistricting plans?
KY: AP/Schreiner: Kentucky senator speaks out against gas tax holiday
FL: Sun-Sentinel: Some angry South Florida leaders want to create a separate state

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WaPo: McCain Says He Would Put Conservatives on Supreme Court
NY Times: McCain Assures Conservatives of His Stance on Judges
John McCain: McCain on His Judicial Philosophy
CNN: McCain pledges more conservative judges
Hill: McCain lambastes judicial activism
Newsday: McCain says he'll appoint conservative judges
Washington Times: McCain indicts judges who 'make' law
NRO: Editorial: Judicial Promise
WaPo: Editorial: John McCain does the federal judiciary a disservice

NY Times: For the Republicans, Its McCain (and Others)

American Thinker: Who did McCain vote for president in 2000?
WP/Trail: McCain Denies Vote Claim

Rasmussen: Texas: McCain Holds Modest Lead Over Both Democrats

American Spectator: McCain Goes on Tax Holiday
Detroit News: Michigan AFL-CIO beefs up anti-McCain efforts

NATIONAL

NY Times: Gingrich Warns G.O.P. Swift Change Is Needed
Hill: Gingrich warns GOP of real disaster' this fall
LA Times: Newt Gingrich sees the GOP facing deep political peril
Newt Gingrich: My Plea to Republicans: It's Time for Real Change to Avoid Real Disaster
Fox: Rudy Giuliani on Newt Gingrich's Dire Warning for the GOP

WaPo: Bush Nominates 3 to a Crippled FEC
Reuters: Bush, Democrats near deal on election commission
NY Times: Amid Partisan Standoff, Bush Submits 3 Nominees to Election Commission
Politico: FEC stalemate may be over with new nominees
AP/Kuhnhenn: Bush makes nominations to FEC, seeks to break deadlock

Washington Times: GOP criticizes mortgage plan
AP/Davis: Housing rescue package set for House vote
Reuters: House set to pass sweeping housing rescue bill
AP/Gordon: Fannie Mae sees sharper home-price declines, loses $2.2B
NY Times: Fannie Mae Wins Cheers Despite Loss

Wall Street Journal: The Biofuels Backlash
Wall Street Journal: Guns for Oil
Wall Street Journal: Don't Give Up on Energy Independence
NY Times: Gas Prices Expected to Peak in June

Politico: GOP loss could threaten leadership
CQ Politics: GOP Looks for Ways to Regroup After Losses
Politico: GOP leaders warn of election disaster
Hill: Cole: Stingy GOP members 'ought to be ashamed'
Hill: Bush raises megabucks for the GOP

CNN: Bush Nominates Law Professor Troy Paredes To SEC
AP/Jordan: Special counsel's office raided amid obstruction probe
WaPo: Democrats Link Wishes to War Funding
CQ Politics: House Panel Authorizes Subpoena of Cheneys Chief of Staff
NY Times: Congress Weighs Veterans Adjustment Aid

AP: Jenna Bush to have low-key Texas wedding Saturday

NEW YORK

Politico: Fossella arrest could cost GOP seat
NY Times: After Fossellas D.W.I. Arrest, District Is Puzzled and Torn
NYDN: Vito Fossella told cops he was on way to see 'my sick kid' at mystery gal's address

Newsday: State Senate pushes for gas tax holiday
NY Times: A New Governor, Yes, but an Old Port Authority
Albany TU: NY court recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriage
NY Sun: Star Power Seen Lacking In 2009 Mayoral Field
Rochester D&C: Walsh backs GOP choice in 25th

INDIANA



Indianapolis Star: Burton holds off challenger

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Perdue v. McCrory
News & Observer: Perdue, McCrory win nominations in governor's race

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Republican, Democratic parties get to work on Marc Dann impeachment plans
NY Times: After Promise of Reform, Ohio Democrats Face Test

MARYLAND

WaPo: O'Malley Ad Campaign Takes On Foreclosures

NEVADA

AP/Riley: Nevada governor wants his mansion back and his wife out

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: City Council favors ouster or censure for Mayor Kilpatrick
Detroit Free Press: City Council thinking about next move after Goodman report
Detroit News: Candice Miller files for re-election

TEXAS

Rasmussen: Texas Senate: Cornyn 47% Noriega 43%

MISSOURI

Columbia Daily Tribune: Republican rivals for governor tout plans to cut taxes

KANSAS

Kansas City Star: Kansas Legislature limps toward adjournment

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: What's behind rival California redistricting plans?
Contra Costa Times: Governor enlists former foe for redistricting reform
SF Chronicle: Initiative on redistricting closer to ballot

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Kentucky senator speaks out against gas tax holiday

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Some angry South Florida leaders want to create a separate state


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May 6, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Hill: McCain courts right wing
Arizona Republic: McCain reaches out to Latinos for votes
AP/Quaid: McCain castigates Obama for voting against chief justice
Detroit News: Muslims, Arabs tell McCain to apologize
CNN: McCain, GOP senators call for easing of ethanol rules

WaPo: Paul Campaign Never Ended, Spokesman Says
NY Times: Democrats Set to Defy Bush on War Bill

AP/Riechmann: Jenna Bush to say `I do' at Texas ranch on Saturday
AP: Background details on Henry Chase Hager

NY: Albany TU: State GOP bulks up vulnerable candidates
IN: Indianapolis Star: 2 GOP contests are hottest in Johnson Co.
NC: Raleigh Chronicle: McCrory, Smith In A Dead Heat For Gov.
NV: WaPo: For Nevada GOP, Governor's Divorce Is One With Political Implications
OH: AP/Smyth: Ohio Dems talking impeachment after AG refuses to resign
LA: AP/Simpson: Analyst: Democrat's win in Louisiana could be false hope
NH: CQ Politics: McCain’s New Hampshire Pull Bodes Well for Sununu
IL: AP: Lawyers: E-mail proves IDOT firings were political
MN: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Poll shows voters reacting to Franken tax woes
FL: Palm Beach Post: Highlight of this year is that it's finally over

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Arizona Republic: McCain reaches out to Latinos for votes
Reuters: McCain woos Hispanics and launches Spanish web site
Washington Times: McCain courts Hispanic voters

Hill: McCain courts right wing

AP/Quaid: McCain castigates Obama for voting against chief justice
CBS: McCain Repeats He Won't Be Discussing Rev. Wright on the Trail
Boston Globe: McCain a bit ahead of Obama in NH, about even with Clinton

Detroit News: Muslims, Arabs tell McCain to apologize
Detroit Free Press: GOP fund-raiser wants apology
Gulf News: Arab-American leader wants apology from McCain campaign over severed ties
AP/Karoub: Arab-American leader unhappy McCain campaign cutting ties

CNN: McCain, GOP senators call for easing of ethanol rules

LA Times: Democratic and Republican healthcare plans offer clear choices

WaPo: Paul Campaign Never Ended, Spokesman Says
St. Louis PD: Ron Paul supporters have their day in court, er, armory

Human Events: The Best of Jeremiah Wright CD (Audio)

NATIONAL

NY Times: States Get In on the Calls for a Gas Tax Holiday
NY Times: Doubts Raised on Big Backers of Mortgages
AP/Crutsinger: Federal Reserve reports tighter bank lending standards

AP/Perrone: Senators call for EPA to reconsider ethanol output mandate
Rasmussen: 54% Say Push for Alternative Energy Sources Driving Up Food Prices
Washington Times: Editorial: The rise and fall of ethanol

AP/Gamboa: Bush praises Mexican Americans at Cinco de Mayo dinner
NY Times: Democrats Set to Defy Bush on War Bill
NY Times: In One Flaw, Questions on Validity of 46 Judges

Wichita Business Journal: Black Republican convention to be held in Wichita next week

Politico: House losses stoke GOP tensions
Politico: GOP seeks order to primary chaos

AP/Riechmann: Jenna Bush to say `I do' at Texas ranch on Saturday
AP: Background details on Henry Chase Hager
Washington Times: Bells ready to ring for a Texas prairie wedding

NEW YORK

NY Times: In Politics Today, Bribery Just Seems So Old-School

Albany TU: State GOP bulks up vulnerable candidates
NY Times: Undefeated in the Ring, a Boxer Shifts to Politics

AP/Fitzgerald: Former NY DA Pirro gets TV show

Syracuse PS: Republican Dale Sweetland's campaign on a roll
Rochester D&C: Sweetland wins Walsh's support in 25th district race
Auburn Citizen: Oaks drops out of congressional race, will seek re-election to Assembly
WSYR: Oaks, Walsh endorse Sweetland in congressional race



Buffalo News: Reynolds backs Lee as successor
Niagara Gazette: Reynolds endorses Lees congressional bid
Buffalo News: Republicans emerge from squabble
Buffalo News: Retiring Reynolds flush with fresh cash

NY Daily News: Vito Fossella & pal were pickled at pub, had to be kicked out, waiters say
NYDN: It's lucky Vito Fossella's boozy antics didn't end in tragedy

NEW JERSEY

AP/Hester: Transportation chief: Gas tax holiday would risk key projects

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Mayors, others decry state budget decision

MASSACHUSETTS

AP: Few GOP challengers in local congressional, US Senate races

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: 2 GOP contests are hottest in Johnson Co.
NY Times: Presidential Primary Is Casting a Long Shadow in Indiana

NEVADA

WaPo: For Nevada GOP, Governor's Divorce Is One With Political Implications
AP/Riley: Judge agrees to keep Nevada governor's divorce file sealed
Reno Gazette Journal: GOP having trouble filling the ballot

OHIO

AP/Smyth: Ohio Dems talking impeachment after AG refuses to resign

LOUISIANA

AP/Simpson: Analyst: Democrat's win in Louisiana could be false hope
CNN: Democrats emboldened by Louisiana win

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Warner Launches Senate Bid,Vows 'Virginia Thinking'

NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh Chronicle: McCrory, Smith In A Dead Heat For Gov.
American Spectator: Sweet Carolina

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CQ Politics: McCains New Hampshire Pull Bodes Well for Sununu
Wall Street Journal: N.H. Senate Race Tightens Just a Bit
CBS: Sununu, Shea-Porter Trailing In UNH Poll
Rasmussen: New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen 51% Sununu 43%

ILLINOIS

AP: Lawyers: E-mail proves IDOT firings were political
Chicago Daily Herald: Editorial: Seeking impeachment would be extreme

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Poll shows voters reacting to Franken tax woes

KANSAS

Kansas City Star: Work in Kansas Legislature stalled by senators protests

DELAWARE

NJ: Despite GOP draft, former judge not saying definitively that he'll run for governor

FLORIDA

Palm Beach Post: Highlight of this year is that it's finally over

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Council told it can remove mayor

TEXAS

MajorityAP: Lampson prefers Pork

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May 5, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Arizona Republic: McCain ends weekend at home with D-Backs
NYT/Kristol: McCain-Jindal?
Washington Times: Jindal: 'I'm exactly where I need to be'
Robert Novak: The Speaker Unchecked

Dallas Morning News: Crawford, Texas plays it cool as Jenna Bush wedding approaches

NY: NY Post: Probers find Power big's e-files e-rased
IL: AP: LaHood to run for RNC committeeman
CA: SF Chronicle: War of words in race to replace Rep. Doolittle
FL: Politico: Hispanics may put Fla. in play for Dems
DE: CNW: Christine O'Donnell Chosen to Challenge Joe Biden for U.S. Senate
OH: Columbus Dispatch: GOP asks for probe of Dann, workers
LA: NRO: Bobby Jindal preaches where Wright pontificated

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Arizona Republic: McCain ends weekend at home with D-Backs
AZ Central: McCain takes day off to watch baseball
AP: McCain wraps up weekend with baseball game

AP/Sidoti: Differences between McCain and Obama go well beyond the obvious
Hot Air: Gray Lady still targeting McCain, and badly

NYT/Kristol: McCain-Jindal?
Washington Times: Jindal: 'I'm exactly where I need to be'

AP/Sidoti: Republicans Gleeful at Obama's rocky period
NY Sun: Editorial: The Collapse of Obama

NATIONAL


Robert Novak: The Speaker Unchecked
NY Times: Editorial: Big Oils Friends in the Senate
Reuters: US Republicans call for hearing on Milberg scandal
WaPo: On Economy, Unlikely Allies Forge Winning Strategy
Washington Times: Democrats lose footing for gains in November

Dallas Morning News: Crawford, Texas plays it cool as Jenna Bush wedding approaches

NEW YORK

NY Post: Probers find Power big's e-files e-rased
NY Times: U.S. Investigates Yonkers Development After Officials Surprising Yes Vote
NY Post: Make Quinn liable for budget: Pol
NY Sun: Quinn Races To Save Her Career
NYTimes: Short on Cash, State Hastens Plan for Casino in City
NYDN: GOP and Conservative politicians haven't lost taste for 'Vino' Fossella
NYDN: Vito Fossella's relationship with 'mystery woman' under scrutiny
NYDN: Judge revolt vs. me pointless, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sez

ILLINOIS

AP: LaHood to run for RNC committeeman
AP/Wills: Ill. Republicans will make recall amendment an issue in fall
Chicago Sun-Times: Senate rejects recall proposal
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich aide owed IRS $21,548 when hired

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: War of words in race to replace Rep. Doolittle
Mercury News: Legislators' specialty: tilting at windmills
San Diego UT: Local GOP can't seem to settle on a bedfellow
Sacramento Bee: Legislators have no fundraising limit for ballot measure accounts

FLORIDA

Politico: Hispanics may put Fla. in play for Dems
Tallahassee Democrat: Florida legislators' low expectations met in session
Orlando Sentinel: Puerto Rico's politics hit home
Tallahassee Democrat: Session not kind to State of Florida employees
American Spectator: McCain Losing in Florida

DELAWARE

CNW: Christine O'Donnell Chosen to Challenge Joe Biden for U.S. Senate by Delaware GOP

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: GOP asks for probe of Dann, workers
American Spectator: Dapper Dann

LOUISIANA

NRO: Bobby Jindal preaches where Wright pontificated
Bayou Buzz: Louisiana First Congressional District Winner Is Steve Scalise
CQ Politics: GOPs Scalise Holds Party Bastion in Saturday House Special
NY Times: Democrats Call Victory a Sign G.O.P. Tactic Failed

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Mark Warner Kicks Off His Bid for Senate

INDIANA

CQ Politics: Lucky 13 Indiana Republican Faces Tuesday House Primary Fight

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Governor, leaders hold more budget talks; no breakthrough

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Mo GOP targeting 300 pro-Ron Paul at Monday credentials meeting

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rock Hill Herald: Witherspoon takes aim at Graham's 'insider' status

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Detroit's use of outside legal firms, handling of whistle-blower case probed

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Trial lawyers get a break

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State Senate approves ban on political robo-calls

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May 4, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Arizona Republic: McCain still following lead of first straight-talker Goldwater
YouTube: Video: Health Solutions - TV Ad
Fox: Frank Luntz Focus Group on McCain's Accomplishments
USA Today: Gallup: McCain opens national lead over Obama

St. Petersburg Times: McCain needs Crist's help in Florida, poll suggests
Union Leader: Vice President Sununu?
Michael Barone: Wright Controversy Affects the Polls

NY: NY Post: Swinging at Sheldon with a gavel: Judge bids to boot firm off $15M case
NJ: Asbury Park Press: Zimmer vows fiscal conservatism if elected to Senate
CT: NY Times: Rell Sits, Waits and Wonders About Seeking Re-election
ME: WCSH: Maine's GOP Delegates Will Support McCain At National Convention
FL: Sun-Sentinel: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wrings success out of legislative session
NC: AP: GOP governors candidates McCrory and Smith hunt for votes
DE: News Journal: GOP nominates Lee for governor
VA: Virginian-Pilot: Gilmore, Marshall vie for GOP senate nomination
IL: Chicago Tribune: Rezko trial at turning point
OH: Cincinnati Enquirer: Dann affair is a gift for GOP
MS: Jackson Clarion Ledger: Barbour's losing key soldier in Jim Perry

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



Arizona Republic: McCain still following lead of first straight-talker Goldwater
YouTube: Video: Health Solutions - TV Ad
Reuters: Health care waits to ignite as campaign issue
Fox: Frank Luntz Focus Group on McCain's Accomplishments
USA Today: Gallup: McCain opens national lead over Obama

NY Times: Earmarks in Form, if Not Process, Are an Issue for McCain
Miami Herald: McCain wrong to embrace immigration hawks
Times UK: John McCain urged to play up his personal life and war heroics
CNN: McCain in battleground states as Democrats fight on
NY Times: Editorial: Missing Records
Chicago Tribune: McCain finds his own radical friend
Fox: McCains Pastors: Same Questions, Different Answers
McClatchy: McCain's G-8 Swipe At Russia
Fox: McCain $6 million FL trip



St. Petersburg Times: McCain needs Crist's help in Florida, poll suggests
Union Leader: Vice President Sununu?
Shreveport Times: Jindal says turning down veep job is 'presumptuous'

LA Times: The rebel forces of Paul -- Ron Paul -- organize to resist John McCain

Michael Barone: Wright Controversy Affects the Polls
Oliver North: All the Wright stuff
NY Times: In 88, a Lesson on Using Symbols as Bludgeons
USA Today: McCain strategist: Don't count the Clintons out

NY Post: Barak's Rev. 'stole a wife': Ex-hubby: He counseled us, then wed her

NATIONAL

Robert Novak: GOP Loves Earmarks
Las Vegas Sun: Congress goes extra mile for homeowners

NEW YORK

Albany TU: State's chief judge says she is sad to be suing officials over raises for judges
NY Post: Swinging at Sheldon with a gavel: Judge bids to boot firm off $15M case
NYDN: Vito Fossella's mystery woman: Va. lady who sprung him from jail lives nearby
AP/Gormley: Analysis: The accidental governor settles in
NY Times: A Northeast Movement to Cut Emissions

NEW JERSEY

Asbury Park Press: Zimmer vows fiscal conservatism if elected to Senate

CONNECTICUT

NY Times: Rell Sits, Waits and Wonders About Seeking Re-election

LOUISIANA

WaPo: La. Democrat Wins In GOP Stronghold
NY Times: Louisiana Democrat Takes House Seat
AP/Simpson: Democrat Cazayoux wins congressional seat in Louisiana

ALASKA

AP/Quinn: Alaska governor balances newborn's needs, official duties

NEVADA

AP/Riley: Nevada governor files for divorce, cites incompatibility

MAINE

WCSH: Maine's GOP Delegates Will Support McCain At National Convention
AP: Establishment outvotes Paul supporters at Maine GOP convention

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Pawlenty, legislative leaders make progress in budget talks
Pioneer Press: Sarvi wins Democratic endorsement to challenge Kline in 2nd District race

FLORIDA

Sun-Sentinel: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wrings success out of legislative session
Daytona Beach News-Journal: Key issues of the 2008 legislative session
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: For Crist, session victories are shaded by fiscal losses
Orlando Sentinel: Stark Florida budget might be weapon
Miami Herald: Necessity, not politics, ruled '08 session
Tampa Tribune: An Emotional Legislative Session Winds Down
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Conservatives' issues roiled, then fizzled

NORTH CAROLINA

State: New management style likely with next N.C. governor
Greensboro News-Record: McCrory and Moore for new leadership
AP: GOP governors candidates McCrory and Smith hunt for votes
Star News: Governor primary crowded

DELAWARE

News Journal: GOP nominates Lee for governor

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: Gilmore, Marshall vie for GOP senate nomination

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Rezko trial at turning point
Pantagraph: LaHood leaving Congress, not political work

OHIO

Cincinnati Enquirer: Dann affair is a gift for GOP
Toledo Blade: Dems brace for fallout over Dann

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson Clarion Ledger: Barbour's losing key soldier in Jim Perry

WASHINGTON STATE

Olympian: Rossi questions Gregoire's free-trade support

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Governor thinks big, not small
SF Chronicle: Governor's budget plan grows green staff
SF Chronicle: 5 vie for at-large Oakland City Council seat

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May 3, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Reuters: McCain slowly but surely distancing self from Bush
AP/Quaid: McCain Clarifies Remark About Oil, Iraq War
Washington Times: Editorial: McCain's health care 'plan'
Wall Street Journal: State Party Defies McCain, Runs Ad
Globe & Mail: McCain campaign in close contact with Bush: aide
Angus Reid: McCain Leads, with Nader and Barr on Ballot
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Expect McCain to Change

AP/Kuhnhenn: GOP uses Obama to boost Republican candidates
Dallas Morning News: President Bush touts planned library at SMU
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NY: NY Times: Paterson Says He Feared Exposure by State Police
NV: NY Times: A Divorce Is Sought by Governor of Nevada
MN: AP/Condon: Republican blogger has Al Franken's Senate campaign reeling
LA: Times-Picayune: Jindal touts La. to U.S. media
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger's quest for revenues taxes consumers and their patience
FL: Miami Herald: Belt-tightening session comes to an end
TX: AP/Shannon: Gov. Perry busy with book gig
MS: CQ Politics: National Party Kibitzing Grows in Mississippi Special House Race

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Seattle Times: McCain denounces ads on his Iraq stance
Reuters: McCain slowly but surely distancing self from Bush
AP/Quaid: McCain Clarifies Remark About Oil, Iraq War
Washington Times: Editorial: McCain's health care 'plan'
Wall Street Journal: State Party Defies McCain, Runs Ad
Globe & Mail: McCain campaign in close contact with Bush: aide
Angus Reid: McCain Leads, with Nader and Barr on Ballot
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Expect McCain to Change

AP/Kuhnhenn: GOP uses Obama to boost Republican candidates
WaPo: In Special Elections, GOP Tests Anti-Obama Strategy

NY Times: Republicans Crossing Over to Vote in Democratic Contests

LA Times: Republican Ron Paul predicts a President Obama come January
Charlotte Observer: Ron Paul is still campaigning -- in N.C.
News & Observer: Candidate Ron Paul still attracts a crowd

Life News: Pro-Life Congressman Will Head Up Republican Convention Platform Committee
Washington times: McCarthy to head GOP platform panel
AP: Civic Fest to coincide with Republican National Convention

Hill: Clinton primary win would surprise McCain adviser

INTERNATIONAL

AP/Stringer: Boris Johnson Elected Mayor Of London

NATIONAL



NY Times: As Gasoline Prices Soar, Politicians Fall Back on Familiar Solutions

McClatchy: Fed crackdown on credit-card industry looms
NY Times: Editorial: The Fed Aims at Credit Cards

Hill: House GOP targets Carney on FISA

WaPo: For Bush in Last Year, It's the Principle
AP/Feller: Bush predicts the economy is going to 'come on'
Washington Times: Bush gets personal with public
Dallas Morning News: President Bush touts planned library at SMU

AP/Davis: House to consider broad housing package
NY Times: After Hiatus, States Set Wave of Executions

Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: Illegal Immigration

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
NY Times: On Sunday TV, One Hot Rivalry Fuels Another

NEW YORK

NY Times: Paterson Says He Feared Exposure by State Police
NY Post/Dicker: Gov feared state cops' sex rumors

NY Post: Top Judge: Hold fire in pay war
NY Sun: Editorial: Overpaid Judges

NY Times: Jail Time Possible for Lawmaker in D.W.I. Case
NY Daily News: Vito Fossella may face jail time, vows not to resign

NY Post: Angry pols weigh Quinn-surrection
Albany TU: State lawyer resigns amid no-show probe
Albany TU: 1199 - Bruno alliance never been stronger
Albany TU: Paterson appoints new Port Authority chief

NEW JERSEY

NY Times: Editorial: New Jerseys Timid Legislature

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Rell, Democrats Decide On 'Do-Nothing' Budget

HAWAII

NY Times: Occupation of Palace Area Invigorates Native Hawaiian Movement

NEVADA

NY Times: A Divorce Is Sought by Governor of Nevada

OHIO

AP/Smyth: Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee

MAINE



AP/Quinn: Republicans open state convention

KANSAS

Wichita Eagle: Karl Rove to speak at Republican event in Wichita May 15
AP/Hanna: Suits question how Kan. prosecutor handled abortion records

MINNESOTA

AP/Condon: Republican blogger has Al Franken's Senate campaign reeling

LOUISIANA

Times-Picayune: Jindal touts La. to U.S. media
NPR: La. Holds Special Election to Replace Republican
AP/Burdeau: Democrat aims for upset in open Louisiana congressional race

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Worthy appeals decision on judges

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Schwarzenegger's quest for revenues taxes consumers and their patience

FLORIDA



Miami Herald: Belt-tightening session comes to an end
Tallahassee Democrat: Lawmakers OK health-care plan for uninsured
St. Petersburg Times: 2008 legislative session in a word: 'No'
Orlando S: Hopes for Orlando-area commuter rail dashed on last day of legislative session

Miami Herald: Florida congressional races are heating up

St Petersburg Times: Democrats outnumber Republicans in Pinellas County
Tampa Tribune: GOP No Longer Majority In Pinellas

St. Petersburg Times: No free rides to Congress for Tampa Bay area delegation
Tampa Tribune: Circuit Court Judicial Races Shaping Up
News-Press: U.S. Rep Mack to battle fellow Republican in November

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Johnson draws no opposition for Congress

TEXAS

AP/Shannon: Gov. Perry busy with book gig

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Tarheel Tuesday Primary Features Key Statewide, House Races

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: National Party Kibitzing Grows in Mississippi Special House Race

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May 2, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Quaid: McCain tells Iowans he would veto farm bill over subsidies
AP: Cindy McCain jokes about husband on 'Tonight' show
Investors Business Daily: McCain's Better Half
UPI: McCain urged to wait to name running mate
Washington Times: Swinging through the electoral map

NY Times: House Panel Approves Bill to Assist Borrowers
CQ Politics: Election 2008: The West: GOP on Shaky Footing

Peggy Noonan: Loyal to the Bitterness
Charles Krauthammer: Obama discovers audacity
Robert Novak: Solving the Pastor Problem?

NY: NY Post/Dicker: State coffers feel Wall St.'s woe
LA: WaPo: Democrats Flaunt Big Financial Advantage in Key La. House Race
WV: WaPo: W.Va.U. embroiled in scandal over degree for gov's daughter
NC: Wall Street Journal: An Antiwar Republican's Test
CA: Sacramento Bee: GOP senators demand changes in business, environmental policies
GA: Hill: Chambliss faces obstacles in attempting to pass farm bill
MI: Detroit News: Bid to recall House Speaker takes historic step
FL: Miami Herald: Legislature passes an insurance bill

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN



AP: Cindy McCain jokes about husband on 'Tonight' show
Investors Business Daily: McCain's Better Half



Reuters: McCains uneasy return to Iowa
AP/Quaid: McCain tells Iowans he would veto farm bill over subsidies

Cleveland Plain Dealer: John McCain talks health care at Cleveland Clinic
Akron Beacon Journal: McCain makes health care pitch at Cleveland Clinic

USA Today: McCain swings outreach to right
Washington Times: McCain sets sights on moderates

UPI: McCain urged to wait to name running mate

AP/Quaid: McCain backs off gov't waste as cause of bridge collapse
LA Times: McCain blames bridge collapse on earmarks -- then backs off
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Pawlenty corrects McCain on 35W bridge collapse
Washington Times: Pork-barrel spending hit ensnares ally of McCain

WaPo: McCain's Birth Abroad Stirs Legal Debate

CSM: McCain charts own course to boost GI benefits

Des Moines Reg: McCain fields audience question on whether he called wife an expletive

Rasmussen: Clinton Gains on McCain in New Hampshire, Obama Heads in Opposite Direction
Washington Times: Swinging through the electoral map

LA Times: Ron Paul supporters not lining up behind McCain
LA Times: Ron Paul, political loser, now best-selling author

Peggy Noonan: Loyal to the Bitterness
Charles Krauthammer: Obama discovers audacity
Robert Novak: Solving the Pastor Problem?

NATIONAL

NY Times: House Panel Approves Bill to Assist Borrowers
WaPo: Rescue Plan Leads Housing Package

NY Times: Unlikely Allies Campaign for a Gas-Tax Holiday
Hill: Gas tax holiday is DOA

NY Times: Congress Passes Bill to Bar Bias Based on Genes

WaPo: Embattled EPA administrator for Midwest resigns

Washington Times: Judiciary Dems threaten to subpoena Rove
Philadelphia Inquirer: House panel may subpoena Rove

Reid Wilson: Boehner's 'Hopeful' Outlook, GOP's Painful Reality
CQ Politics: Election 2008: The West: GOP on Shaky Footing

NY Times: Editorial: The Lurita Doan Story

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Bills aim to drive down gas costs
Buffalo News: Bruno urges suspension of state's gas tax for the summer

NY Times: Fossella Is Charged With Drunken Driving
AP/Barakat: NYC congressman charged with DWI outside DC
NY Post: Vito jailed in DWI
NYDN: Staten Island rep Vito Fossella apologizes after DUI bust

Buffalo News: Lewis drops Republican bid for Congressional seat

NY Post/Dicker: State coffers feel Wall St.'s woe
NY Post: Pols get free ride: Personal travel on your dime

NEW JERSEY

Press of Atlantic City: Difference subtle among Republican House candidates

LOUISIANA

WaPo: At Least to Leno, Jindal Says No

WaPo: Democrats Flaunt Big Financial Advantage in Key La. House Race
NY Times: Louisiana Democrat Holds His Party at Bay for a Chance at Victory
CQ Politics: GOP Goes National in Uphill Louisianas Special Election Fight

INDIANA

AP/Martin: 2 Ind. congressmen face tough challenges in Tuesday primary

WEST VIRGINIA

WaPo: W.Va.U. embroiled in scandal over degree for gov's daughter

MASSASCHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Barbara Walters reveals longtime affair with Edward Brooke
WaPo: An Affair to Remember: Barbara Walters & Sen. Ed Brooke
Boston Globe: Mass. GOP losing ground: Will contest about 58 legislative seats

NORTH CAROLINA

Wall Street Journal: An Antiwar Republican's Test
AP: 5 Republican candidates for NC governor hold final debate

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: GOP senators demand changes in business, environmental policies
AP/Thompson: Senate leader defends recall effort against GOP lawmaker
Sacramento Bee: Airport ban could make governor's commute longer
SF Chronicle: Need to deal with water needs crucial

GEORGIA

Hill: Chambliss faces obstacles in attempting to pass farm bill
Fort Mill Times: Fourth Democrat qualifies for US Senate

OHIO

Cleveland PD: House GOP sends Gov. Strickland a forget-Keno reminder - editorial

ILLINOIS

WJBC: Republican Ozinga defends contributions to Democrats

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: SC Senate leader says gov using Nazi-style propaganda tactic

OKLAHOMA

Human Events: Oklahoma Will Back John McCain; VP Cheney to Address State Convention

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Bid to recall House Speaker takes historic step
Detroit Free Press: Mayor's camp: Offer to Beatty a desperate ploy

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Legislature passes an insurance bill
St. Petersburg Times: Clock winds down on Florida lawmakers
Orlando Sentinel: Floridians steel for fallout from $5.7B budget cut



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May 1, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain steps on the gas in Pa. visit

Ann Coulter: Out of 'context' or out of his mind?
Rush Limbaugh: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on the Ethanol Debacle
Wall Street Journal: Support for Republicans Falls, But Race for President Is Tight
Human Events: McCain Veepstakes: Running with Ryan?

Wall Street Journal: Fed Cuts Key Rate, Signals a Pause

NY: Newsday: NY Republicans' bid for gas tax `holiday' sputters
VA: WaPo: GOP Uniting Behind McDonnell's Run for Governor
MN: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Tax guy mum; DFLers backing Franken
AK: AP/Taylor: Democrat Sen. Inouye fetes GOP pal Ted Stevens
NC: AP: Republican race for governor intensifies, tightens
FL: Tallahassee Democrat: Abortion bill nixed by tie vote in Florida Senate
TX: Houston Chronicle: Gasoline-tax holiday: Texas almost tried it
LA: Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Gov. Jindal's Ethics Reform Criticized
IL: Chicago Sun-Times: Concrete mogul begins bid to hold south suburb seat for GOP

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN







Philadelphia Inquirer: McCain steps on the gas in Pa. visit

Wall Street Journal: Support for Republicans Falls, But Race for President Is Tight
LA Times: John McCain takes aim at spending
AP/Quaid: McCain promises billions in spending
NY Times: McCain Health Plan Could Mean Higher Tax
Reuters: As McCain targets center can he hold the right?
Washington Times: Editorial: Funding McCain's campaign
Washington Times: McCain cashes in on character and conviction

Human Events: McCain Veepstakes: Running with Ryan?

Hill: McCain reaches out to GOP senators with weekly meetings

AP: Cindy McCain and Jay Leno joke about candidate's bad driving

Hill: Leavitt buttresses McCain with attack on Clinton, Obama plans

Wall Street Journal: MoveOn to Air Series Of Anti-McCain Ads
AP/Kuhnhenn: Liberal group goes after McCain over Iraq remark

NYDN: Republicans milk NY city cash cow for $4M in campaign donations
Detroit News: McCain on way to Michigan for votes, cash

AP/Quaid: John McCain blames deadly Minnesota bridge collapse on pork-barrel spending

Bloomberg: Senate unanimous in vote to back McCain's eligibility
AFP: Senate says McCain can be president although born overseas

Ann Coulter: Out of 'context' or out of his mind?
Robert Novak: McCain Not Taking Advantage of Obama Stumbles
WSJ/Henninger: Where Were Obama's Friends?
DMN/Gillman: Obama-Clinton race increasingly reveals class divide
NRO/York: For Obama, the Danger From Wright Isnt Over
AP: Huckabee: Rev. Wright needs for Obama to lose

KPAX: Mike Huckabee speaks in Bozeman

NATIONAL

Wall Street Journal: Fed Cuts Key Rate, Signals a Pause

WaPo: Doan Ends Her Stormy Tenure as GSA Chief
NY Times: Federal Contracting Chief Is Forced Out

NY Times: Politics and the Economy Occupy Ad Agencies

CQ Politics: House GOP Perfects Parliamentary Ploys
CQ Politics: Democrats May Follow the Money to Bigger House Majority
AP/Simmons: Bush attends fundraiser to help GOP candidates for House
Washington Times: House GOP hopes to rake in $7M at June dinner

Politico: A futile walk down Coconut Road?

Wall Street Journal: Return of the Web Tax

Hill: Blue Dogs on Hoyers FISA leash

CQP: Reid Pitches FEC Nominations Deal to White House; Senate GOP Reaction Skeptical

Rush Limbaugh: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on the Ethanol Debacle
Washington Times: Congress' ethanol affair is cooling
Human Events: Biofuels Eat People
WaPo: Siphoning Off Corn to Fuel Our Cars
Hill: Doubts grow over ethanol
CNN: Farmers defend ethanol in Washington

NEW YORK



NY Post: W. walks among the Giant heroes
NY Post: $27B short & over a barrel
NY Times: State Could Save $1 Billion a Year by Consolidating Services, Report Says
AP/Gormley: New York bans grisly electrocution of animals for fur
Newsday: NY Republicans' bid for gas tax `holiday' sputters
Albany TU: Elected officials pile up pensions
Albany TU: Paterson: Huge budget gaps, no gasoline tax breaks
NY Post: Spitz gal's pimp nears plea deal
Buffalo News: Republican legislators propose suspending state gasoline tax
Buffalo News: Chris Lee officially announces for Congress on GOP line
Rochester D&C: GOP county leaders line up behind Lee for Congress
NY Sun: Cuomo Balks in Case on Judges Pay
NY Sun: Council Speaker: I Am Not Target of Investigations

VIRGINIA

WaPo: GOP Uniting Behind McDonnell's Run for Governor

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Tax guy mum; DFLers backing Franken
Politico: Tax slip-up mars Franken campaign
NY Times: Youre Al Franken, and Were the I.R.S.

ALASKA

AP/Taylor: Democrat Sen. Inouye fetes GOP pal Ted Stevens

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Worthy: We've got witnesses for texts
MLive: Legislature at odds over spending millions on state construction projects

NORTH CAROLINA

AP: Republican race for governor intensifies, tightens
Winston-Salem Journal: Hagan is far ahead of Neal in Democrats' bid to replace Dole

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: SC Senate passes heavy fines for hiring illegal immigrants

FLORIDA

Tallahassee Democrat: Abortion bill nixed by tie vote in Florida Senate
Miami Herald: Senate sinks abortion bill requirement
St. Petersburg Times: Added rule for abortion blocked
Palm Beach Post: Abortion bill fails in split Senate
Sun-Sentinel: Florida Senate rejects bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions
Life News: Florida Senate Defeats Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion

Tallahassee Democrat: Clean-energy bill on its way to Crist

Orlando Sentinel: House unanimously passes insurance bill
Sun-Sentinel: Senate, House compromise on property insurance bill

Miami Herald: An immigration march planned for Thursday evening in Miami
Miami Herald: S. Fla. stuck with $3 billion sewage bill
Sun-Sentinel: Court: Attorneys' pay for poor is responsibility of cities

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Florida takes issue with plan to keep more water in Georgia

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Oil and gas interests hedge bets in presidential race
Houston Chronicle: Gasoline-tax holiday: Texas almost tried it

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: Louisiana Gov. Jindal's Ethics Reform Criticized

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Concrete mogul begins bid to hold south suburb seat for GOP
Pantagraph: Republicans pick Ozinga to run in 11th Congressional District

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Lawmakers being forced to give up gas-guzzling cars
NY Times: Los Angeles Police Expect Calm at Immigration Rally

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