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September 21, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

John McCain: McCain Weekly Radio Address on Economic Crisis
AP/Fouhy: McCain attends 50th class reunion at Naval Academy

Minneapolis ST: 10,000 welcome McCain-Palin
Daily Sun FL: Record crowd snaps up thousands of tickets
Daily Sun FL: Thousands expected at Sunday rally as GOP trailblazer makes Villages stop

NYT: Pact on Debates Will Let McCain and Obama Spar
WaPo: Format of Biden-Palin Debate Sets No Limit on Subject Matter
AP: Presidential, vice president debates
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain, a debate veteran, can be stormy or sunny in matchups with foes
Times UK: Is Obama really that good a speaker?

LA Times: McCain drew $8.8 million in two days after Palin selection
WaPo: McCain Got Palin Fundraising Bounce

Reuters: Palin to meet Karzai, Uribe Tuesday in New York
American Thinker: Sarah Palin and the Archetype of the American Frontierswoman
American Thinker: How the Palin email hacker suspect was caught

ABC/Tapper: On Taxes, Obama Faces Air Assault

Miami Herald: Poll: McCain's slight edge in Florida may hinge on economy
AP: Poll: Race between Democrat Obama, Republican McCain about even in Michigan
Rasmussen: South Carolina: McCain 51% Obama 45%
Newsday: Mapping electoral victory: Swing states expected to again be key

WSJ: U.S. Bailout Plan Calms Markets, But Struggle Looms Over Details
WaPo: Washington Readies Sea Change for Wall Street
NYT: $700 Billion Is Sought for Wall Street in Massive Bailout
Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans aren't backing Bush on bailout

NY: NY Post: Un'Stable' Rangel: 200G Pol Now Faces Losing Low-Rent Apts
CA: LA Times: Editorial: California's costly budget
FL: WaPo: Obama Hopes to Reverse Party Fortunes in Vote-Rich Fla.
AK: Seattle Times: Palin's stardom gives Stevens boost
TX: Dallas MN: John McCain tops Barack Obama in Texas fundraising
IL: Chicago Sun-Times: Rezko lawyers want conviction tossed, slam Levine testimony
NH: Union Leader: Editorial: Obama in the mud: So much for honesty

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John McCain: McCain Weekly Radio Address on Economic Crisis
WaPo: McCain Attends Academy Reunion
AP/Fouhy: McCain attends 50th class reunion at Naval Academy

Minneapolis ST: 10,000 welcome McCain-Palin
Daily Sun FL: Record crowd snaps up thousands of tickets
Daily Sun FL: Thousands expected at Sunday rally as GOP trailblazer makes Villages stop

NYT: Pact on Debates Will Let McCain and Obama Spar
WaPo: Format of Biden-Palin Debate Sets No Limit on Subject Matter
AP: Presidential, vice president debates
AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain, a debate veteran, can be stormy or sunny in matchups with foes
Times UK: Is Obama really that good a speaker?

LA Times: McCain drew $8.8 million in two days after Palin selection
WaPo: McCain Got Palin Fundraising Bounce

Reuters: Palin to meet Karzai, Uribe Tuesday in New York
American Thinker: Sarah Palin and the Archetype of the American Frontierswoman
American Thinker: How the Palin email hacker suspect was caught
NYDN: Sarah Palin's love and hate relationships - nothing but extreme reactions
WaPo: Women's Group Condemns NOW Endorsement of Obama
Phyllis Schafly: Feminists against Palin - shame on you
Fox5NY: Sarah Palin Inspires Country Song

ABC/Tapper: On Taxes, Obama Faces Air Assault
NYT: With Elbows in Check, Making a Pitch to Women
NYT: Democratic Groups Turn to Foot Soldiers
NYT: Editorial: The Candidates and the Court
BBC UK: Spain puzzled by McCain comments
AP/Kuhnhenn: Obama responds to criticism of his abortion votes
Townhall: Obama Keeps Distorting "Born Alive" Vote
AP/Kuhnhenn: Obama, McCain combine for record $94M spending
Boston Herald: John McCain banks $47M in Aug., Barack Obama $66M
NY Post: Editorial: A Feast Amid the Crisis
WaPo: McCain Health-Care Article Fuels New Clash Over Economy

Independent UK: Obama boasts star quality as Paltrow leads the expat club
AFP: British minister says Palin is 'horrendous'
Melbourne HS: Hollywood stars attack Palin
AP: Venezuela criticizes McCain ad targeting Chavez

Miami Herald: Poll: McCain's slight edge in Florida may hinge on economy
AP: Poll: Race between Democrat Obama, Republican McCain about even in Michigan
Rasmussen: South Carolina: McCain 51% Obama 45%
Newsday: Mapping electoral victory: Swing states expected to again be key
AP/Fournier: Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue
Pittsburgh TR/Zito: States of the unions
NY Post/Feld: How Obama Is Blowing It

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 44 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Sunday



NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. Bailout Plan Calms Markets, But Struggle Looms Over Details
WaPo: Washington Readies Sea Change for Wall Street
NYT: $700 Billion Is Sought for Wall Street in Massive Bailout
Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans aren't backing Bush on bailout
Boston Globe: Can America afford it? Some see cost over $1 trillion; others predict less
Bloomberg: Democrats Seek to Add Subprime Relief to Paulson's Rescue Plan
NYT: A Professor and a Banker Bury Old Dogma on Markets
NYT: Bubblenomics
George Will: Bailout on Wheels
Newsday: Echoes of 1907 panic provide market perspective
Fox: Reporter's Notebook: Bernanke, Paulson Get Crash Course in Hill Etiquette

Charles Krauthammer: History Will Judge Bush

AP/Yost: Court orders Cheney to preserve VP records



NEW YORK

NY Post: Un'Stable' Rangel: 200G Pol Now Faces Losing Low-Rent Apts
AP/Gormley: Analysis: Some see Spitzer role in AIG's crisis

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Editorial: California's costly budget
San Diego UT: Budget discontent spurs calls to overhaul process

SF Chronicle: Budget mess no match for GOP golf tournament
NYT: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Tied to Obama Factor

FLORIDA

WaPo: Obama Hopes to Reverse Party Fortunes in Vote-Rich Fla.
Naples Daily News: Southwest Florida Republican women rally for McCain, Palin

SOUTH DAKOTA

WaPo: S. Dakota Readies Again for Abortion Fight

ALASKA

Seattle Times: Palin's stardom gives Stevens boost
LA Times: Ted Stevens enlists the aid of a Democratic senator
WaPo: A Dual Fight for Stevens: His Trial Begins Monday as He Campaigns to Keep Seat
NYT: The Ill-Timed Trial of Senator Stevens of Alaska

AP/Volz: Palin Troopergate probe leaves troubling questions unanswered

TEXAS

Dallas MN: John McCain tops Barack Obama in Texas fundraising

MINNESOTA

Politico: Franken helps craft McCain 'SNL' skit

KENTUCKY

McClatchy: As Congress rushes to back bailouts, a senator cries foul

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Rezko lawyers want conviction tossed, slam Levine testimony

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: Editorial: Obama in the mud: So much for honesty

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September 20, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP/Fouhy: McCain says Fed should stop government bailouts

YouTube: McCain video ad: Advice (Obama's links to Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae)
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Hammers Obama on Connection to Raines, Johnson

YouTube: McCain video ad: Obama - Nothing New
Washington Times: Obama mum on market crisis: McCain offers plan

YouTube: McCain video ad: Obama and Chavez
Washington Times: McCain tries anti-Chavez ad to lure Hispanics

AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain has biggest spending month in August
NYT: McCain’s Camp Tests Fund-Raising Limits

NY Observer: President McCain and the Soul of the Republican Party
NYT: In Land of Captivity, Interest in McCain Is Mixed
AP: McCain to attend 50th class reunion at Naval Academy, watch football game

WaPo: Karzai Agrees To Meet With Palin
Matt Kinnaman: The New Face of Feminism
Weekly Standard: The Palin Effect: Her enemies are bellowing like a wounded moose

WSJ: Stopping the Panic
NYT: Bush Officials Urge Swift Action on Rescue Powers

Am Thinker: The Left's Crooked Umpires: The left has politicized many arenas of life

NY: NYDN: Charlie Rangel on hot seat for labeling Sarah Palin 'disabled'
CA: LA Times: California Legislature passes budget to governor
AK: AP/Apuzzo: Sen. Stevens seeks faith of voters as trial looms
FL: WSJ: Florida Could Again Muddle Race for White House
OK: Rasmussen: Oklahoma Senate: Inhofe Safe in Re-Election Bid
IN: Rasmussen: Indiana Governor: Daniels Enjoys Solid Lead Over Challenger

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AP/Fouhy: McCain says Fed should stop government bailouts

YouTube: McCain video ad: Advice (Obama's links to Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae)
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Hammers Obama on Connection to Raines, Johnson
NYT: McCain Tries to Link Obama to Financial Crisis
CQ Politics: McCain Effort to Tie Obama to Fannie Mae Woes Sets off Political Brawl
WaPo: Republicans Compose a New Way of Campaigning
Arizona Republic: McCain's negative ads could backfire

YouTube: McCain video ad: Obama - Nothing New
Washington Times: Obama mum on market crisis: McCain offers plan
Politico: McCain camp rebuffs Fox request

YouTube: McCain video ad: Obama and Chavez
Washington Times: McCain tries anti-Chavez ad to lure Hispanics

AP/Kuhnhenn: McCain has biggest spending month in August
NYT: McCains Camp Tests Fund-Raising Limits
CQ Politics: McCain Facing Tax vs. Energy Dilemma

NY Observer: President McCain and the Soul of the Republican Party
NYT: In Land of Captivity, Interest in McCain Is Mixed
AP: McCain to attend 50th class reunion at Naval Academy, watch football game

WaPo: Karzai Agrees To Meet With Palin
Matt Kinnaman: The New Face of Feminism
Weekly Standard: The Palin Effect: Her enemies are bellowing like a wounded moose
Rush Limbaugh: If Democrats Won't Unify with Us Against Iran, What Can We Unify On?
Rush Limbaugh: A Vulgar Drive-By Smears Sarah
Rush Limbaugh: Michelle Obama Slams Sarah
WaPo: Gov.Palin@Hacked.Com
American Thinker: Hackers and their accomplices after the fact
American Thinker: Associated Press blames Palin for hacking
NYDN: Sandra Bernhard issues 'gang rape' warning to Sarah Palin
YouTube: Video: Sandra Bernhard dishes Sarah Palin at Theater J (warning)
SF Chronicle: Is 'Palin Effect' already wearing thin?
ABC: Where Are Sarah Palin's Tax Returns?

Rush Limbaugh: The Messiah Heckled in Florida
NYT: Capital Feels Its Way on Huge Rescue Plan, Eyes on Nov. 4
WaPo: On Economy, Obama Offers Ideas, McCain Blames Rival
Reuters: McCain, Obama tangle over Wall Street crisis

NYT: Meanwhile, the Other No. 2 Keeps On Punching
WaPo: Biden, in Ohio, Sees Hurdles Ahead: Voters Still Hampered by False Rumors
WaPo: Biden Targets Female Voters in Va.
AP/Barakat: Biden rally in Va. draws 1,000

Detroit News: Obama has slight edge on McCain in Mich.
Rasmussen: Obama Leads By Four in Maine
Rasmussen: Obama Cuts McCain Lead to Two in Indiana

AP/Williams: St. Paul, Minn., won't pursue charges against journalists arrested at GOP convention protests

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 45 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Stopping the Panic
NYT: Bush Officials Urge Swift Action on Rescue Powers
NYT: Behind Closed Doors, Warnings of Calamity
NYT: Paulson Argues for Need to Buy Mortgages
NYT: Finger-Pointing in the Financial Crisis Is Directed at Bush
NYT: S.E.C. Temporarily Blocks Short Sales of Financial Stocks
NYT: Dow Rises 370 Points as U.S. Plans Financial Rescue Package
WaPo: Historic Market Bailout Set in Motion: President Cites Urgent Need
WaPo: A Joint Decision to Act: It Must Be Big and Fast
WaPo: Where Key Lawmakers Stand
WaPo: Calling Out the Culprits Who Caused the Crisis
WaPo: When a New President Inherits a Mess
WaPo: Rough Week, But America's Era Goes On
AP/Davis: Congress, administration craft financial rescue
AP/Raum: Radical bailout plan has a jawdropping price tag
AP/Raum: How the proposals to clean up the financial crisis would affect consumers
AP: Text of Bush's statement
Reuters: U.S. readies massive toxic-debt plan
Reuters: U.S. launches all-out attack on credit crisis
Barney Frank: Out Front on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Hill: Wall Street bailout could cripple federal budget

Am Thinker: The Left's Crooked Umpires: The left has politicized many arenas of life

WaPo: Bush's Shifting Ideology: 2nd Term Markedly Different From 1st
NYDN: Laura Bush eyes life after the White House in Harper's Bazaar interview

NYT: The Political Legacy of Baaad Boy Atwater

NYT/Safire: On Language: Hots Not Cool

Politico: Sunday TV talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYDN: Charlie Rangel on hot seat for labeling Sarah Palin 'disabled'
NYT: Embattled Rangel Uses History as a Guide
NYT: Congressman Pays Back Tax on Dominican Republic Villa
AP: Rangel pays $10,800 in back taxes
AP/Barrett: Democratic Rep. Rangel calls Palin 'disabled'
Newsday: Charlie Rangel: I'm a 'guerilla war' target

Albany TU: Ethics chief under scrutiny

NYT: Mayor Backs Democrat in S.I. Congressional Race
NYT: Nassau and Suffolk Look to Trim Spending

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Sniffing Taint, G.O.P. Taunts Democrats
Rasmussen: New Jersey Senate: Lautenberg Hangs on to Lead

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California Legislature passes budget to governor
Sacramento Bee: State budget's done, but no one is thrilled about it
AP/Lin: Calif. Legislature approves new compromise budget
NYT: In California Budget Deal, a Savvier Schwarzenegger Emerges

Sac Bee: Federal intervention won't end local housing crisis, but it could help in the long run

AP/Thompson: California unemployment rate hits 7.7 percent

AP/Thompson: California prison guards union re-elects leader pushing to recall Schwarzenegger

ALASKA

NYT: Alaska Report Is Expected Before Election
AP/Volz: Investigator: Palin probe to end before election
AP/Espo: GOP moves to derail Palin probe have parallels to 2000 Florida recount fight
ABC: New Doubts Over Palin's Troopergate Claims

AP/Apuzzo: Sen. Stevens seeks faith of voters as trial looms
AP: Key players in the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens

FLORIDA

WSJ: Florida Could Again Muddle Race for White House
NYT: Ex-Lawmaker Wont Face Charges in Page Case

MISSISSIPPI

WaPo: At Ole Miss, a Valedictory to the Old South

VIRGINIA

WaPo: After Va.'s Losses In Court, a Flurry Of Finger-Pointing

MONTANA

AP/Brown: In Montana, coal's future enters governor's race

OKLAHOMA

Rasmussen: Oklahoma Senate: Inhofe Safe in Re-Election Bid

INDIANA

Rasmussen: Indiana Governor: Daniels Enjoys Solid Lead Over Challenger

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Patrick ponders big cuts as state revenue tumbles

MARYLAND

Washington Times: Gilchrest remains a maverick

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September 19, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Des Moines Register: McCain blames SEC chief for troubles on Wall Street
WaPo: Transcript: McCain Delivers Remarks on the Economy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
NY Sun: McCain Calls for Cox's Ouster: Under Pressure, SEC Chief Is Moving Against Shorts

WSJ/Rush Limbaugh: Obama Is Stoking Racial Antagonism
Peggy Noonan: Why It's Getting Mean: Supporters doubt their man is up to the job

Fox: Gov. Palin on 'Hannity & Colmes,' Part 2
NYDN: Sarah Palin shows off her thick hide in Fox News interview
NY Sun: Palin Pick Puts Many Women on the Verge

American Thinker: Palin email hacker suspect identified
Knoxville NS: Democrat State rep says son focus of Palin e-mail hacking rumors
Washington Times: Hacker wanted to 'derail' Palin

NY Sun: Palin's Invite to U.N. Rally Is Rescinded
Newsday: Jewish groups disinvite Palin to anti-Iran event

Bloomberg: Stocks Soar Worldwide on Bank Bailout, Curb on Short Sales
WSJ: U.S. Drafts Sweeping Plan to Fight Crisis As Turmoil Worsens in Credit Markets
WSJ: Be It Resolved: Paulson and Bernanke ask Congress for a resolution agency

Rush Limbaugh: How Democrat Thieves Looted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
American Thinker: Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick

WSJ: Pelosi's Drilling Ruse
NY Observer: On the Drilling Issue, the Democrats Are Still Losers

NY: WaPo: Official Rangel Probe Appears Likely
AK: NYT: Husband of Alaska Governor Refuses to Testify in Legislature’s Trooper Inquiry
CA: LA Times: Schwarzenegger, top legislators reach a budget deal
FL: AP/Skoloff: AP: Sources say ex-Rep. Foley won't face charges
VT: AP/Curran: VT AG candidate plans to prosecute President Bush for murder if she wins
MS: AP/Pettus: Miss. gov agrees to move race for Lott's old Senate seat near top of ballot
GA: Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Maintains Lead
MI: Detroit News: Poll: GOP loses Arab-Americans, but support for Obama is soft

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Des Moines Register: McCain blames SEC chief for troubles on Wall Street
WaPo: Transcript: McCain Delivers Remarks on the Economy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
AP/Johnson: McCain, Palin change plans, tour Cedar Rapids
AP/Johnson: McCain says he would fire SEC chairman
Reuters: McCain says he would fire Republican SEC chief Cox
NY Sun: McCain Calls for Cox's Ouster: Under Pressure, SEC Chief Is Moving Against Shorts
AP/Gordon: SEC mulls ban on short-selling
Washington Times: McCain wants SEC chief fired for market crisis
WSJ: McCain's Scapegoat
AP/Hunt: Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman
NYDN: John McCain & Barack Obama in (Wall) Street fight over economy
WSJ: Financial Upheaval Narrows Options of Next U.S. President
Atlantic: Betting on John McCain
Rasmussen: McCain, Obama Yet To Convince Voters on Economic Crisis

WSJ/Rush Limbaugh: Obama Is Stoking Racial Antagonism
Peggy Noonan: Why It's Getting Mean: Supporters doubt their man is up to the job
NY Sun: Let the Debates Begin
NYT: The New McCain: More Aggressive and Scripted on the Campaign Trail
Washington Times: Parties campaign in enemy territory
NYT: McCain Reveals Dog Tags of Dead Soldier

NYT: McCains Position on Spain
AP/Woolls: McCain cagey about meeting Spain's socialist leader Zapatero
NYDN: John McCain makes Spanish gaffs during interview

Fox: Gov. Palin on 'Hannity & Colmes,' Part 2
NYDN: Sarah Palin shows off her thick hide in Fox News interview
NY Sun: Palin Pick Puts Many Women on the Verge
Des Moines Register: Voters' enthusiasm for Palin confounds opposition, media

WaPo: Palin Attuned More to Public Will, Less to Job's Details
WaPo: Palin, Biden Clash on Taxes and Media
NY Post: Biden: Tax is Patriotic

American Thinker: Palin email hacker suspect identified
Knoxville NS: Democrat State rep says son focus of Palin e-mail hacking rumors
Washington Times: Hacker wanted to 'derail' Palin
AP/Bridis: Palin's e-mail account was vulnerable because hacker impersonated her
WSJ/Taranto: Do journalists care about your privacy if you aren't a terrorist?

NY Sun: Palin's Invite to U.N. Rally Is Rescinded
NYT: Palin Invitation Rescinded
WaPo: Palin Disinvited from Anti-Iran Rally
Newsday: Jewish groups disinvite Palin to anti-Iran event
AP/Barrett: First Clinton, now Palin out of NYC rally
NYDN: Sarah Palin disinvited from anti-Iran rally after Hillary Clinton backs out
American Thinker: Palin 'Disinvited' From anti-Iran Rally

Rush Limbaugh: Obama: Get in Their Face! Biden: Tax Hikes are Patriotic
American Spectator: Obama the Harvard Lawyer
NYT: For Rivals, Finance Crisis Is Posing on-the-Fly Tests
AP/Pickler: Campaigns target each other's advisers
AP/Sidoti: Obama tells voters McCain is not a moderate on abortion

Rush Limbaugh: Jake Tapper and Jonathan Martin Nuke Obama's Lying Spanish Ad
NYT: Obama Attacks McCain in a Bid to Attract Hispanic Voters

Rush Limbaugh: A Note to Senator McBrilliant: Let Sarah Palin be Sarah Palin
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: Obama regains momentum in tight race
AP: Poll shows Obama, McCain in tight race in Indiana, long a GOP stronghold

Rasmussen: Georgia: McCain Hold on to Strong Lead in Red State
Rasmussen: New Jersey: Obama By 13

WaPo/Howard Kurtz: The Drudge Retort
WaPo: Startle Response Linked to Politics: More Sensitive May Mean More Conservative

AP: 46 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Friday



NATIONAL

Bloomberg: Stocks Soar Worldwide on Bank Bailout, Curb on Short Sales
WSJ: U.S. Drafts Sweeping Plan to Fight Crisis As Turmoil Worsens in Credit Markets
WSJ: Be It Resolved: Paulson and Bernanke ask Congress for a resolution agency
WSJ: How to Save the Financial System
Washington Times: Treasury, Congress craft loan plan
AP: Financial rescue package will need Congress' OK
AP: Congress promises quick action on bailout package
Reuters: U.S. works on bank debt plan, UK targets shorts
NYT: Fed and Treasury Offer to Work With Congress on Bailout Plan
NYT: Officials Meet to Chart Course Through Credit Crisis
NYT: A Bid to Curb Profit Gambit as Banks Fall
American Thinker: A Taxpayer Stickup

Rush Limbaugh: How Democrat Thieves Looted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
American Thinker: Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick

AP/Feller: Bush meets treasury secretary, Fed chief
NYT: Bush Emerges After Days of Financial Crisis

WSJ: Pelosi's Drilling Ruse
WSJ: Drill, Baby, Drill
NY Observer: On the Drilling Issue, the Democrats Are Still Losers

NYT: Interior Secretary Says He May Fire Gift-Takers

AP/Abrams: Big Senate tax break package moves toward vote next week
AP/Taylor: Democrat bill to pump more than $50 billion into stressed economy

NYT: Editorial: Gun Lobby First
NYT: Editorial: Immigration Deception

WaPo: GOP Sees Rebound in Battle for Congress
Politico: Poll: GOP brand making comeback
American Spectator: Pelosi and Reid Blew It



NEW YORK

WaPo: Official Rangel Probe Appears Likely
NYT: Given G.O.P. Predicament, Rangel Opts to Ride Out the Storm
Albany TU: More questions for Rangel
Albany TU: House Dems vote keeps Rangel on Ways and Means
NYDN: GOP fails to oust Rep. Charlie Rangel from Ways and Means Committee
NY Sun: Bloomberg Praises Rangel, Sidesteps Ethics Flap

NYT: Albany Watchdog Groups Urge New Ethics Monitors
NYT: Downturn Drives Up New Yorks Jobless Rates

NY Sun: Wall St. Crisis Boosts Profile Of Paterson

ALASKA

NYT: Husband of Alaska Governor Refuses to Testify in Legislatures Trooper Inquiry
AP/Volz: Palin's husband refuses to testify in probe
Fox: Palin Suggests Trooper Probe Tainted By Obsessive Partisanship

WaPo: Alaska's Don Young Wins After Final Tally
CQ Politics: Parnell Concedes, Young Wins Republican Nomination in Alaska
NYT: Alaska: Concession in House Race

NYT: Alaska Star May Add Luster to Tarnished Senator

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Schwarzenegger, top legislators reach a budget deal
NYT: After Impasse, New California Budget Agreement

NYT: California Bans Texting by Operators of Trains

LA Times/David Blankenhorn: Protecting marriage to protect children

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Warner, Gilmore Spar On Taxes, Partisanship
Washington Times: Gilmore, Warner trade barbs in Senate debate

FLORIDA

AP/Skoloff: AP: Sources say ex-Rep. Foley won't face charges

VERMONT

AP/Curran: Vermont AG candidate plans to prosecute President Bush for murder if she wins

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Pettus: Miss. gov agrees to move race for Lott's old Senate seat near top of ballot

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Chambliss Maintains Lead

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Poll: GOP loses Arab-Americans, but support for Obama is soft
Rasmussen: Michigan Senate: Levin Still Safe for Re-Election


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September 18, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Detroit News: McCain promises prosperity
Detroit FP: McCain tells Grand Rapids audience economy can be fixed
WaPo: McCain, Palin Slip into Easy Camaraderie at First Joint Town Hall

YouTube: John McCain video ad: Foundation
Politico: Trump endorses McCain on Larry King
AP/Sanner: Clinton fundraiser backs McCain, calls Obama 'too far to the left'

Fox: Palin to FOX News: Economy Is a ‘Mess,’ Workforce is Strong
WSJ: Will McCain Waste Palin?
Washington Times: Palin biggest VP draw since Teddy Roosevelt

Karl Rove: Obama Needs to Sell Himself, Not Attack McCain
Ann Coulter: Obama: Lucifer is my homeboy
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Rips America at Fundraiser
Dick Morris: Candidate and party: The Obama deficit

Michael Barone: McCain has the advantage over Obama in post-convention polls
WSJ/John Fund: Lipstick on a Toles Cartoon
WaPo/George Will: McCain's Closing Argument

WaPo: Hackers Access Palin's Personal E-Mail, Post Some Online
CNN: McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack
Gawker: Palin Hacker May Have Left Traces
Register: Memo to US Secret Service: Net proxy may pinpoint Palin email hackers

AP/Volz: Alaska probe of Palin's Troopergate behavior appears to be delayed or ditched

Rasmussen: Obama 48%, McCain 46% as Race Tightens in Wisconsin
Rasmussen: Colorado: McCain Pulls in Front in Toss-Up State
Rasmussen: In Oregon, Obama Leads By Four Points
Rasmussen: Majority of Voters Say Only McCain, Biden Prepared To Be President

WSJ: Worst Crisis Since '30s, With No End Yet in Sight
Bloomberg: Democratic Congress May Adjourn, Leave Crisis to Fed, Treasury
AP/Kellman: Senate Passes Defense Bill Including Military Pay Raise
NYT: Federal Aid to Detroit Seems Likely

NY: NY Post: Rangel's illegal free parking may be new tax woe
VA: NYT: In Virginia, Large Voting Blocs for McCain and for Obama
CA: Sacramento Bee: Overriding Schwarzenegger's promised budget veto won't be simple
OR: Rasmussen: Oregon Senate Race Back To A Dead Heat
OK: AP/Jenkins: Oklahoma's Inhofe on attack again in Senate race

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Detroit News: McCain promises prosperity
Detroit FP: McCain tells Grand Rapids audience economy can be fixed
WaPo: McCain, Palin Slip into Easy Camaraderie at First Joint Town Hall

YouTube: John McCain video ad: Foundation
WSJ: McCain and the Markets
Washington Times: Market creates political turmoil
Boston Globe: Amid turmoil, McCain turns to regulation
American Thinker: Presidents and the Economy
AP/Johnson: Opposed to taxpayer bailouts, McCain says govt. 'forced' to propose $85 billion plan for AIG

Politico: Trump endorses McCain on Larry King

AP/Sanner: Clinton fundraiser backs McCain, calls Obama 'too far to the left'
NY Post: Hillary big-$$ gal: Now I'm a McCain madame
NY Sun: Top Clinton Fund-Raiser Backs McCain

Karl Rove: Obama Needs to Sell Himself, Not Attack McCain
Ann Coulter: Obama: Lucifer is my homeboy
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Rips America at Fundraiser
Dick Morris: Candidate and party: The Obama deficit

Michael Barone: McCain has the advantage over Obama in post-convention polls
WSJ/John Fund: Lipstick on a Toles Cartoon
WaPo/George Will: McCain's Closing Argument
American Thinker: A Portrait of American Wisdom: John McCain

Fox: Palin to FOX News: Economy Is a Mess, Workforce is Strong
WSJ: Will McCain Waste Palin?
Washington Times: Palin biggest VP draw since Teddy Roosevelt
Washington Times: Pinpointing Palin's appeal
American Thinker: Palin, the Base, and the Northeast Corridor Conservatives

WaPo: Hackers Access Palin's Personal E-Mail, Post Some Online
CNN: McCain camp seeks investigation over reported e-mail hack
Gawker: Palin Hacker May Have Left Traces
Register: Memo to US Secret Service: Net proxy may pinpoint Palin email hackers
Hill: McCain camp rips shocking invasion of Palins privacy
Washington Times: Hackers break into Palin e-mails
NYDN: Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail hacked
AP/Bridis: Hackers break into Sarah Palin's e-mail account
AP: Hackers break into Sarah Palin's e - mail account
NY Post: Hackers in attack on Sarah
American Thinker: Beyond the Palin
Wired: Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account
Washington Times: Editorial: The new 'digital brownshirts'

NYT: Palin Plans to Visit U.N. and Join Anti-Iran Rally
NYDN: Sarah Palin camp criticizes Hillary Clinton's decision to drop out of rally
Newsday: Turmoil in wake of rally that sought Palin, Clinton
AP/Fouhy: Clinton avoiding engaging Palin by focusing her criticism on McCain
LA Times: With little notice, Sarah Palin becomes a GOP fundraising machine
Chicago Tribune: Palin has the folksy persona nailed
Times UK: Sarah Palin stands ready to take on the leaders of the world - with cocktails afterwards

AP/Volz: Alaska probe of Palin's Troopergate behavior appears to be delayed or ditched
AP/Sedensky: Rove says Palin excitement will subside
AP: Text of Palin's remarks on AIG bailout
AP: Sarah Palin to speak to Katie Couric of CBS News
Reason: Palin's Pot Problem
Gawker: Do Christians Care Whether Bristol Palin Smoked Pot?
AP/Kageyama: All those eyes on Palin give a boost to orders for Japanese designer's clear-rim glasses

Reuters: McCain, Obama seek reform amid U.S. financial turmoil
AP/Raum: McCain, Obama scramble to shift economic message
Politico: Campaigns struggle to craft bailout response
AP: Obama leads McCain in national poll, views of economy track close to vote
AP/Hunt: Obama tells nervous supporters to stay steady
LA Times: John McCain accuses Barack Obama of scuttling immigration overhaul
AP/Bauder: Candidates get full hour on '60 Minutes' heading into debate
AP/Pickler: Obama says he won't repeal ban on openly gay service members on his own
AP/Pickler: Republican group tries to turn Jewish voters against Obama; comparing him to Buchanan
AP/Yost: In dire need of help, Wall Street gives generously to Obama, McCain
WaPo: Fundamentally, McCain Has Something to Worry About
WaPo/Kurtz: Recent Obama Ads More Negative Than Rival's, Study Says
WaPo: Obama calls out McCain on abortion
Washington Times: Florida budget set by Obama
NYT: Bidens Record on Race Is Scuffed by 3 Episodes
Hill: Nominees battle over female vote
NYT: McCain Seen as Less Likely to Bring Change, Poll Finds
NYT: Ringing Untrue, Again and Again
NYT/Gail Collins: The McCain of the Week
WaPo/David Broder: Down Days for McCain
EJ Dionne: Will voters turn on party of the financial elites?

Rasmussen: Obama 48%, McCain 46% as Race Tightens in Wisconsin
Rasmussen: Colorado: McCain Pulls in Front in Toss-Up State
Rasmussen: In Oregon, Obama Leads By Four Points
Rasmussen: Majority of Voters Say Only McCain, Biden Prepared To Be President
CBS: Poll: Obama Retakes Lead Over McCain
Boston Globe: Why Obama's not leading by a landslide

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 47 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Thursday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Worst Crisis Since '30s, With No End Yet in Sight
WSJ: Morgan Stanley in Talks
WSJ: Your Cash: How Safe Is Safe?
WSJ: Money-Market, Similar Funds Appear Solid Amid Carnage
WSJ: The Fed and AIG
WSJ: Bad Accounting Rules Helped Sink AIG
WSJ: Don't Worry About Inflation
WSJ: The Credit Crunch Will Go On
NYT: Stocks Slump as Investors Run to Safety
Boston Globe: Money market funds battered
Washington Times: Conservatives rip bailouts as affront
WaPo: Lawmakers Left On the Sidelines As Fed, Treasury Take Swift Action
WSJ/Lawrence Lindsey: Loosen Deposit Insurance Rules To Prevent a Bank Run
WSJ/Holman Jenkins: Are We Running Out Of Rescue Cash?
Rush Limbaugh: Keep Focus on Fannie and Freddie
NYT: Politicians Point Fingers, Assign Blame
AP/Feller: Bush cancels fundraising trip to deal with economy
NY Post: Editorial: The wrong RX for Wall St.

Bloomberg: Democratic Congress May Adjourn, Leave Crisis to Fed, Treasury

American Spectator: The Democrats Sham Energy Bill
Hensarling & DeMint: Dawn of Energy Independence?
WSJ/John Shadegg: Democrats Still Aren't Serious About Drilling
WaPo: Democrats' Drilling Bill Angers Environmental Purists
CQP: Republicans See Electoral Hopes in Democrats' Shift on Offshore Drilling
Townhall: Democratic Leaders to American Commuters: Ride a Bike

AP/Kellman: Senate Passes Defense Bill Including Military Pay Raise

NYT: Federal Aid to Detroit Seems Likely
Hill: Big Three ask for billions

NYT: Senator Leahy, Target of Anthrax Letter, Challenges F.B.I. Finding
AP/Jordan: Senate Judiciary chairman says anthrax suspect likely didn't act on his own

NYT: Congress Passes Bill With Protections for Disabled

NYT: Supreme Courts Global Influence Is Waning
AP: House panel considers impeaching U.S. judge

AP/Davis: Top Republican: Palin boosts GOP Senate chances

NEW YORK

NY Post: Rangel's illegal free parking may be new tax woe
AP/Margasak: Rangel ethics woes take scandal spotlight off GOP
NY Post: Weighty, shady pol may be threat to own party
NY Post: Editorial: Step Down, Charlie

NY Post: Door may be open for Vito Fossella

Albany TU: Ethics probe of legislator sought
Albany TU: Paterson revives 'I Live New York'
Albany TU: Report calls for judicial changes

Buffalo News: Senate Republicans unveil jobs plan

NYT: City Reaches Deal on Shelter for Homeless
NYT: City Settles Lawsuit Over Homeless Families

VIRGINIA

NYT: In Virginia, Large Voting Blocs for McCain and for Obama
WaPo: A Big Name Jumps Into Va. Politics and Makes Waves

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Overriding Schwarzenegger's promised budget veto won't be simple
LA Times: California legislators soften stance on budget veto override
NYT: Meeting Fails to Break the California Budget Stalemate
AP/Lin: Schwarzenegger campaign pledge is at heart of his historic threat to veto budget

ALASKA

NYT: Congressman Young in Alaska Wins Primary in Extended Vote Count
AP/Sutton: Rep. Don Young wins Alaska House primary race
AP: Alaska state senator accused of flight ruckus after being refused alcohol; no charges filed

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis: A New Bridge Helps a City Heal Some Old Wounds

IOWA

AP/Glover: Some Iowans grumble about McCain's airport stop

NEW JERSEY

AP/Parry: Environmentalists balk at drilling off NJ coast

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Sidoti: Obama, McCain square off with ads, activists in North Carolina

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan jobless rate rises to 8.9%

OREGON

Rasmussen: Oregon Senate Race Back To A Dead Heat

OKLAHOMA

AP/Jenkins: Oklahoma's Inhofe on attack again in Senate race

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September 17, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

St. Petersburg Times: In Tampa, McCain says top of the economy broken
Orlando Sentinel: In Tampa, McCain rips Wall Street 'greed'
NY Sun: McCain Calls for Panel To Probe Wall Street Crisis
Reuters: McCain lays out principles for Wall Street reform
WaPo: McCain Mocks Obama's Fundraiser with Streisand
WaPo/Michael Gerson: Obama's Panic
CNN: Prominent Clinton backer and DNC member to endorse McCain

WaPo: McCain Able to Skirt Limits of Federal Financing
Times UK: Barack Obama's donor army outgunned by Republican money machine

Rush Limbaugh: Swing States Move to McCain, But Don't Let Your Guard Down
Rasmussen: All Tied in Pennsylvania: Obama 47% McCain 47%
Rasmussen: McCain Holds 48% to 45% Lead in Ohio
Rasmussen: Race Still A Toss-Up in Virginia, Tied at 48%
Rasmussen: Florida: McCain Opens a Five-Point Lead
American Thinker: McCain's Big Invisible Advantage
American Thinker: What states are really in play?

Fox: Palin Accuses Obama of Supporting Tax Hikes
Washington Times: Palin triggers feminism reversal: 'Mommy war' evolves in race
American Thinker: ACORN, Fannie Mae and Motor Voter
ABC: Women Launch 'Hockey Moms for McCain-Palin' Web Site
Reuters: Palin says she would lead energy efforts as VP
B&C: Palin-Hannity Chat Bumped One Day
NYT: Lawsuit Is Filed to Halt Alaska Dismissal Inquiry
AP/Quinn: Alaska AG: State employees won't honor subpoenas
Rush Limbaugh: The Truth on Palin's Tasergate

WSJ: U.S. to Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout
NYT: Fed’s $85 Billion Loan Rescues Insurer
Politico: Pelosi orders wide Wall Street probe
CQ Politics: Debate on Market Intervention Starts to Fall Along Partisan Lines

Washington Times: House OKs drilling; GOP calls it 'hoax': Many fields remain off-limits
Human Events: House Passes Backroom Energy Bill

NY: NY Post: Skelos rules out tax hike
CA: NYT: Schwarzenegger to Veto Budget and Other Bills
MS: AP/Pettus: Justice Department asked to examine Miss. ballot
AK: Hill: In Alaska, Palin overshadows Democratic efforts to oust Stevens and Young

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St. Petersburg Times: In Tampa, McCain says top of the economy broken
Orlando Sentinel: In Tampa, McCain rips Wall Street 'greed'
Sarasota HT: McCain vows to take on Wall Street
American Spectator: McCain in the Sunshine: They loved him in Tampa yesterday

Rush Limbaugh: Swing States Move to McCain, But Don't Let Your Guard Down
AP/Bauer: Obama still favored in Wis. but race is tighter
Rasmussen: All Tied in Pennsylvania: Obama 47% McCain 47%
Rasmussen: McCain Holds 48% to 45% Lead in Ohio
Rasmussen: Race Still A Toss-Up in Virginia, Tied at 48%
Rasmussen: Florida: McCain Opens a Five-Point Lead
American Thinker: McCain's Big Invisible Advantage
American Thinker: What states are really in play?

NY Sun: McCain Calls for Panel To Probe Wall Street Crisis
Reuters: McCain lays out principles for Wall Street reform
NYT: McCain Laboring to Hit Right Note on the Economy
WaPo: McCain Embraces Regulation After Many Years of Opposition
WaPo: Small Firms Express Economic Confidence in McCain
NY Post: McCain: I'd let '9/11' panel fix Wall St.
Hill: McCain wants 9/11 Commission-style panel on Wall St.
Washington Times: Candidates confront Wall Street turmoil
NYDN: John McCain & Barack Obama both have advisers tied to Wall Street mess
NYT: Editorial: Mr. McCain and the Economy
Rush Limbaugh: You Can Say It, Ms. Fiorina: Democrats Caused Mortgage Mess

WaPo: McCain Able to Skirt Limits of Federal Financing
AP/Johnson: McCain has 2 faces: Washington in- and outsider
WaPo: McCain BlackBerry Easily Connects With Gore Internet
Politico: Even GOP says McCain must accept earmarks

Reuters: Palin says she would lead energy efforts as VP
B&C: Palin-Hannity Chat Bumped One Day
AP: Couric gets second Palin interview
Reuters: McCain may take Palin to the United Nations
Fox: Palin Will Meet with Foreign Leaders at the United Nations General Assembly
AP/Espo: McCain campaign keeps Palin under wraps

Fox: Palin Accuses Obama of Supporting Tax Hikes
Washington Times: Palin triggers feminism reversal: 'Mommy war' evolves in race
American Thinker: ACORN, Fannie Mae and Motor Voter
ABC: Women Launch 'Hockey Moms for McCain-Palin' Web Site
NYT: Abortion Issue Again Dividing Catholic Votes
NYT: A Political Punch Line Is Dinner in Alaska
NYT: Getting In Palins Hair, or Close to It
WaPo: Palin Exaggerates Alaska's Energy Role
NYT/Maureen Dowd: Barbies for War!

NYT: Lawsuit Is Filed to Halt Alaska Dismissal Inquiry
AP/Quinn: Alaska AG: State employees won't honor subpoenas
ABC: Suit Filed to Stop Troopergate Probe into Gov. Sarah Palin
Reuters: Alaska Republicans sue to stop Palin trooper probe
AP/Quinn: GOP lawmakers sue to stop Palin investigation
CNN: Palin allies sue to halt trooper probe
AP/Sutton: McCain campaign clamps down on questions in Alaska
WSJ: Official Says Palin Team Implied Trooper Should Go
Rush Limbaugh: The Truth on Palin's Tasergate

WaPo: McCain Mocks Obama's Fundraiser with Streisand
Times UK: Barack Obama's donor army outgunned by Republican money machine
AP/Hunt: Obama picks up about $9 million in Hollywood
AP/Hunt: Obama buys 2-minute commercial on economy
Washington Times: Ads from 527s aim to divide, conquer
NYT: Obama Looks to Shift Focus of Campaign to Economy
AP/Sanner: Women's rights groups endorse Obama for president
WaPo/Michael Gerson: Obama's Panic
CNN: Prominent Clinton backer and DNC member to endorse McCain

NYDN: Hillary Clinton pulls out of pro-Israel rally after learning Sarah Palin will be there
AP/Barrett: Clinton blindsided by scheduled event with Palin
WaPo: Clinton cancels appearance where Palin would also be in the crowd

Atlanta JC: Bob Barr wants McCain, Obama off Texas ballot

Minneapolis ST: RNC delegate's jewelry stolen
Pioneer Press: GOP delegate's hotel tryst goes bad when he wakes up with $120k missing
AP/Karnowski: Tryst turns into $50K robbery for RNC delegate
NYT: Questions Emerge Over Police Conduct in St. Paul

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 48 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday

NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. to Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout
NYT: Feds $85 Billion Loan Rescues Insurer
NY Sun: America Nationalizes AIG Group
Reuters: Fed rescues AIG, Barclays buys Lehman U.S. unit
Hill: AIG rescue plan sparks Hill concerns
WaPo: Lawmakers Seek Market Intervention: Proposals Include Tighter Regulation, Federal Entity to Stabilize Wall St.
CQ Politics: Debate on Market Intervention Starts to Fall Along Partisan Lines
AP/Evans: Senate Republican Shelby says Bush sending mixed signals
NYT: Money Market Fund Says Customers Could Lose Money
Politico: Pelosi orders wide Wall Street probe

Washington Times: House OKs drilling; GOP calls it 'hoax': Many fields remain off-limits
Houston Chronicle: House approves offshore drilling bill but Republicans raise objections
Human Events: House Passes Backroom Energy Bill
WaPo: House Passes Bill To Expand Drilling, Fund Renewables
AP/Hebert: Offshore drilling up to Senate after House passage
NYT: House Adopts Plan to Ease Offshore Drilling Ban
AP: House roll call on offshore drilling bill
AP/Hebert: House approves offshore drilling
CQ Politics: Drilling Bill Passes in House
Hill: House passes energy bill

AP/Abrams: Senate Reaches Deal on Tax-Break Package

Detroit News: Big Three lobby for $25B loan

AP/Kellman: Senate advances bill raising military pay

WaPo: U.S. House, D.C. Council Wrestle Over Gun Control

WaPo: Lawmakers See Challenges for TV Transition

Hill: Congressional Dems spending to win

NEW YORK

NY Post: Skelos rules out tax hike

WaPo: Rangel Won't Step Down as Panel Chair During Probe
NYT: Rangel to Stay On as Ways and Means Chairman
AP/Margasak: Behind the Curtain: Rangel to meet the tax man

NYT: Albany G.O.P. Leader Is Guest of Gay Group

CALIFORNIA

NYT: Schwarzenegger to Veto Budget and Other Bills
USA Today: Schwarzenegger to veto California budget, a first in modern times
AP/Lin: Schwarzenegger says he will veto Calif. budget
AP: Comments from governor, reaction to veto threat
San Diego UT: Possible recall of governor has support of 29%

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Pettus: Justice Department asked to examine Miss. ballot

VIRGINIA

WaPo: 283,000 Voters Added to Rolls Since Jan. 1

MICHIGAN

AP/Hoffman: Michigan Dems file lawsuit against Macomb Co. GOP
Detroit News: Kilpatrick's day in the slammer
Detroit Free Press: Kilpatrick takes 5th 82 times

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Kerry wins primary decisively

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis ST: Minnesota Poll: Coleman, Franken sink amid sniping

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: GOP Incumbents Close Primary Contributes to Florida House Rating Change

ALASKA

Hill: In Alaska, Palin overshadows Democratic efforts to oust Sen. Stevens and Rep. Young
Hill: Even on trial, Stevens pulls in earmarks
Hill: Judge deals Stevens another blow


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September 16, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Tampa Tribune: McCain Rides Surge Into Tampa Rally
Miami Herald: McCain courts Fla. Hispanics
News4Jax: Thousands Rally For John McCain

Miami Herald: McCain slams 'outdated' oversight of financial markets
WSJ: Wall Street's Woes Challenge Both Candidates
Washington Times: McCain, Obama have little to offer on economy
Rush Limbaugh: Obama and Biden Replace Hope with Desperate Attacks on McCain

AP/Espo: Palin lays out her role in McCain admin, says gov't too often is the problem
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin Exposes the Feminists

Dick Morris: Poll numbers add up to edge for McCain
AP/Lewis: Virginia may be a battleground for now, but Obama faces an uphill fight
AP/Delli Santi: 2 polls: Obama's lead shrinks in NJ
NYDN: Poll shows Barack Obama's lead over John McCain in New York falling
Newsday: Poll: McCain leads Obama on LI

Bloomberg: McCain, Republicans Have Twice as Much Cash as Obama
American Thinker: RNC killing the DNC in fundraising
Politico: Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid

WaPo: Stocks Plunge as Crisis Intensifies
WaPo: No Bailout: Feds Made New Policy Clear in One Dramatic Weekend
NYT: Wall Street Posts Worst Loss Since 2001
Rush Limbaugh: Capitalism Isn't the Problem: Government Caused This Crisis

Reuters: House to vote on offshore drilling Tuesday
Hill: GOP criticizes Pelosi energy bill, but may feel pressure to back it
Dallas MN: Democrats drill on beating GOP incumbents, support offshore drilling

NY: AP/Barrett: Rangel holds onto chairmanship of House committee amid ethics questions
FL: NYT: Yet Another Election Drama Swirls in Palm Beach County
CA: LA Times: Despite governor's threat, state lawmakers pass budget
KY: AP/Schreiner: Kentucky's McConnell takes gloves off

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN















Tampa Tribune: McCain Rides Surge Into Tampa Rally
Miami Herald: McCain courts Fla. Hispanics
News4Jax: Thousands Rally For John McCain

Miami Herald: McCain slams 'outdated' oversight of financial markets
WSJ: Wall Street's Woes Challenge Both Candidates
Washington Times: McCain, Obama have little to offer on economy
WaPo: Economy Becomes New Proving Ground For McCain, Obama
NYT: In Candidates, 2 Approaches to Wall Street
AP/Sidoti: Obama, McCain blame economic woes on greed, policy
Reuters: Obama, McCain promise to tackle Wall Street reform
NYDN: Obama, McCain react to Lehman Brothers crisis - with wildly divergent opinions
American Thinker: McCain and Leadership in a Time of Financial Crisis
NYT: In Their Own Words

NYT: Candidates Strive to Break Through Media Fog
AP/Woodward: Presidential candidates on issues from abortion to trade
NYT: In Spanish, McCain Criticizes Obama on Immigration
AP/Freking: Economists take critical view of health plans
AP/Loven: McCain's stump speech more about Palin than self

NYT: Interest Groups Step Up Efforts in a Tight Race
AP/Kuhnhenn: Independent groups target Obama, McCain
AP/Hunt: Barbra Streisand headlines fundraiser for Obama
Politico: GOP gets no love from musicians
NYT/David Brooks: Why Experience Matters

Washington Times: Obama descends on Pennsylvania to woo key voters
Rush Limbaugh: Obama and Biden Replace Hope with Desperate Attacks on McCain
American Thinker: Obama 's Friends and Chicago's New Slums
American Thinker: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
American Thinker: Obama Rally in DC Sparsely Attended
WaPo: Ad Calls McCain's Campaign 'Dishonorable'
WaPo: Obama Ad on Lobbying Turns Past Into Present

AP/Espo: Palin lays out her role in McCain admin, says gov't too often is the problem
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin Exposes the Feminists
AP/Burke: Palin supports $600 million 'other' bridge project
WaPo: Gender Politics In Ohio: Clinton Mostly Ignores Palin
Newsday: Opinion: Faith tints Palin's politics
WSJ: Palin's Project List Totals $453 Million

AP/Johnson: John McCain campaign tries to quell 'Troopergate'
AP/Johnson: Palin won't meet with 'Troopergate' investigator
AP/Johnson: John McCain campaign releases Palin adminstration e-mails in seeking to quell 'Troopergate'

Dick Morris: Poll numbers add up to edge for McCain
AP/Lewis: Virginia may be a battleground for now, but Obama faces an uphill fight
AP/Delli Santi: 2 polls: Obama's lead shrinks in NJ
AP: Poll finds Obama's NY lead drops to 5 points
NYDN: Poll shows Barack Obama's lead over John McCain in New York falling
NY Sun: Poll: McCain Fast Approaching Obama Among New York State Voters
Newsday: Poll: McCain leads Obama on LI
AP: How white, working-class women view the candidates
Atlantic: Democrats in a hole, and still digging
AP/Kennedy: Jewish voters reporting "push poll" calls disparaging Obama, tying him to Palestinian causes

Bloomberg: McCain, Republicans Have Twice as Much Cash as Obama
American Thinker: RNC killing the DNC in fundraising
Politico: Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 49 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday



NATIONAL

WaPo: Stocks Plunge as Crisis Intensifies
WaPo: No Bailout: Feds Made New Policy Clear in One Dramatic Weekend
NYT: Wall Street Posts Worst Loss Since 2001
AP/Rizzo: Meltdown in US finance system pummels stock market
NY Post: The New York Shock Exchange
WaPo: Crisis Prompts Calls for Federal Rescue Entity
AP/Davis: Congress weighs new regulations amid crisis
NY Sun: Investors Brace for a Choppy Market and Watch for a Rate Cut
NY Sun: Editorial: In Defense of Markets
CQ Politics: Frank Urges Economic Intervention
Politico: As markets reel, the blame game begins
Rush Limbaugh: Capitalism Isn't the Problem: Government Caused This Crisis

Detroit News: GM's next tests may be toughest yet
Detroit News: Crisis snags Big 3's push for fed help

Hill: Crisis spurs 2nd stimulus
Detroit News: U.S. stimulus package urged
Hill: Fears of job losses afflict lobbyists too

Reuters: House to vote on offshore drilling Tuesday
Hill: GOP criticizes Pelosi energy bill, but may feel pressure to back it
Dallas MN: Democrats drill on beating GOP incumbents, support offshore drilling

Hill: Lame-duck session gets more likely

CQ Politics: Authorization Amendments Fuel Debate on Effect of Troop Surge in Iraq

Hill: NRSC debuts attack ads
Hill: NRCC files complaint against 527s

AP/Riechmann: Bush to survey hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast

NEW YORK

AP/Barrett: Rangel holds onto chairmanship of House committee amid ethics questions
NY Post: Charlie, just quit - Pelosi: Intrigue over private parley
NYT: Rangel, Pressured, Meets With Leaders
Politico: Rangel jockeys to remain chairman
AP: Rangel hires expert to untangle his financial records

Albany TU: Treadwell still pushing Rangel issue
Albany TU: Lawmakers face a possible callback

Hill: Rep. Fossella offers ambiguous denial about seeking reelection

NYT: Editorial: Family Values

FLORIDA

NYT: Yet Another Election Drama Swirls in Palm Beach County

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Despite governor's threat, state lawmakers pass budget
LA Times: Editorial: Squandered chance on budget
AP/Lin: Calif. lawmakers end record-setting budget impasse
SF Chronicle: Governor threatens to veto state budget
WSJ: California on Brink of Passing $104.3 Billion Budget
AP/Lin: Calif. lawmakers consider patchwork budget plan
NYT: End May Be in Sight for California Budget Standoff
Mercury News: State budget deal nearing approval -- or is it?

MICHIGAN

Detroit Free Press: Beatty opts for trial, rejects plea offer including 150 days in jail
Detroit Free Press: Biden blasts McCain in Michigan speeches

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Kentucky's McConnell takes gloves off

LOUISIANA

Politico: Jefferson still has a shot in Louisiana

MINNESOTA

Hill: Independent creeps up as Coleman, Franken fight

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: North Carolinas Dole Playing Defense in Race Now Rated as Tossup

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Lehman bankruptcy to weigh on Florida

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September 15, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

AP: McCain goes north for NASCAR race, Southern votes
AP/Johnson: Solo rally, town hall return to McCain schedule
WSJ: Comparing Obama and McCain On Public Service

Reuters: Palin jolts Capitol, energizes Republicans
Reuters: ABC News Soars With Palin Interviews
WaPo/Howard Kurtz: Gibson Trod A Fine Line In Interviews
WSJ: Why Feminists Hate Sarah Palin
American Thinker: Media Cooking the Books on Palin
American Spectator: Hurricane Sarah

WaPo: Familiar Ground May Be Election's Deciding Factor
NYT: Both Sides Seeking to Be What Women Want

NY Post/Dicker: Ladies' man McCain is a player in New York
AP: Poll shows Obama opening comfortable lead over McCain in Iowa
Jed Babbin: Tip Was Wrong: If Republicans nationalize this election, they can win big.

WSJ: Crisis on Wall Street as Lehman Totters, Merrill Is Sold, AIG Seeks to Raise Cash

NYT: Gas Prices Climb Quickly as Refineries Remain Closed
WSJ: See You Later, Speculator: So much for the conspiracy theory of high oil prices

NY: NYT: Editorial: Rangel must step aside as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
CA: NYT: Lawmakers in California Reach Budget Compromise
MI: AP/Hoffman: Race, economy lead Mich. voters to waver on Obama
NJ: American Spectator: Zimmer Time

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AP: McCain goes north for NASCAR race, Southern votes
AP/Johnson: Solo rally, town hall return to McCain schedule

Reuters: Palin jolts Capitol, energizes Republicans
Reuters: ABC News Soars With Palin Interviews
WaPo/Howard Kurtz: Gibson Trod A Fine Line In Interviews
WaPo/Tom Shales: Fey-as-Palin Wins the Early Vote On 'SNL'
AP/Gorski: Younger evangelicals greet Sarah Palin with excitement
WSJ: Why Feminists Hate Sarah Palin
NYDN: Lindsay Lohan comes out swinging against Sarah Palin on MySpace
Hill: Obama surrogates get tough with Palin
American Thinker: Media Cooking the Books on Palin
American Spectator: Hurricane Sarah

WSJ: Comparing Obama and McCain On Public Service
Reuters: Obama: financial crisis a major threat to economy
AP/Hunt: Obama blames Wall St. crisis on Republican policy
NYT: Obama Raises a Record $66 Million in a Month
Politico: The RNC's cash advantage
Newsday: Clinton plays it cool while stumping for Obama in Ohio
NYT: Linked to Bush, McCain Faces Gores Conundrum

WaPo: Familiar Ground May Be Election's Deciding Factor
NYT: Both Sides Seeking to Be What Women Want
NYT: Picking Winners by the Popularity of Paraphernalia
NYDN: In rare swipe at GOP, Karl Rove says McCain campaign ad went 'too far'
AP/Yen: Republicans fault both campaigns for negative ads
WaPo: Financial, Defense Lead Area Industries in Political Giving
Reuters: Presidential hopefuls spell out China policy
NYT/William Kristol: Both Sides Now
American Spectator: Democrats Hit the Panic Button

NY Post/Dicker: Ladies' man McCain is a player in New York
AP: Poll shows Obama opening comfortable lead over McCain in Iowa
Jed Babbin: Tip Was Wrong: If Republicans nationalize this election, they can win big.

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 50 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Monday
Human Events: Campaign Connie Report 9/15

NATIONAL

WSJ: Crisis on Wall Street as Lehman Totters, Merrill Is Sold, AIG Seeks to Raise Cash
WSJ: Bank of America to Buy Merrill
WSJ: Ultimatum by Paulson Sparked Frantic End
WSJ: Fed Expands Lending Facilities in Bid for Stability
WSJ: AIG Scrambles to Raise Cash, Talks to Fed
WSJ: Wall Street Reckoning: Can the system survive without another bailout?
WaPo: Troubled Investment Bank Lehman Bros. Files for Bankruptcy
NYT: Big Insurer AIG Seeks Cash as Portfolio Plummets
NYT: 2 Wall St. Banks Falter; Markets Shaken
NYT: European Central Banks Ready to Inject Billions
AP/Bruno: Wall Street awakes to 2 storied firms falling
NYT: Fed Loosens Standards on Emergency Loans
NY Sun: It's a New Landscape on Wall Street

NYT: Gas Prices Climb Quickly as Refineries Remain Closed
WSJ: See You Later, Speculator: So much for the conspiracy theory of high oil prices
NYT: OpEd: One if by Land, Billions if by Sea

WSJ/Arthur Laffer: New Evidence on Taxes and Income

WSJ: Government Intelligence Is Way Behind: Most FBI security agents still have no Internet
NYT: Editorial: Gambling With Medicaid

WSJ: Thinking Outside the Lox: The few. The proud. The Jewish Republicans.
WaPo: Respect for Rummy Is a Shore Thing in St. Michaels
AP/Bauder: Luke Russert gets into the family business

NEW YORK

NYT: Editorial: Rangel must step aside as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
WSJ: The Education of Charlie Rangel
NYDN: Rep. Charles Rangel's got more financial mistakes
NYDN: Rep. Charles Rangel lobbied IRS for tax breaks on behalf of Yankees

Albany TU: No heir apparent for exiting chief judge

NYT: Squadrons Agenda: A More Open Albany
NY Post: Martin Connor already packing it in after election upset
NY Post: Vito Fossella weighs comeback
NYDN: Vito Fossella wants back on ballot

NYDN: Sheldon Silver's warning to Mayor Bloomberg: Better not change term limits
Newsday: Blakeman running for mayor while on Port Authority board
Newsday: Suozzi to seek 3.9% hike in Nassau property taxes

CALIFORNIA

NYT: Lawmakers in California Reach Budget Compromise
AP/Verdin: Top Calif. lawmakers say they have budget deal

MICHIGAN

AP/Hoffman: Race, economy lead Mich. voters to waver on Obama

NEW JERSEY

American Spectator: Zimmer Time

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