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September 30, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Lantern: McCain visits Columbus
Des Moines Register: In Des Moines, McCain says he'd hoped bailout would pass
Washington Times: McCain timeline

Hill: McCain blames bailout vote on Democrats
WaPo: Nominees Link Each Other to Crisis, Urge Action on Hill

WaPo: Palin Gets Ready For Eagerly Awaited Debate With Biden
NYT: Concerns About Palin’s Readiness as a Big Test Nears
WSJ: Debate Questions for Joe Biden

American Thinker: Rasmussen Poll shows no change in race

WSJ: Bailout Plan Rejected, Markets Plunge, Forcing New Scramble to Solve Crisis
Rush Limbaugh: Monumental Day: Bailout Fails
McClatchy: Outraged voters bombarded Congress on bailout
Bloomberg: Senate May Try to Revive Bank-Rescue Bill by Tomorrow
WSJ: The Beltway Crash: Congress lives up to its 10% approval rating
WSJ: Loose Money And the Roots Of the Crisis
WSJ/Robert Morgenthau: Too Much Money Is Beyond Legal Reach: 'secrecy jurisdictions"
NYT/David Brooks: Revolt of the Nihilists

NYT: Special Prosecutor Named in Attorney Firings Case

AP/Abrams: House Democrats firm in tax dispute

NY: Albany TU: Rangel’s “tainted” money touches Senate races
AK: WaPo: Stevens Prosecutors Scolded: Witness Was Allowed to Return to Alaska
OH: Columbus Dispatch: Early voting to start Tuesday after courts uphold Ohio policy
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Florida House members help sink bailout
TX: Houston Chronicle: Noriega critical of Cornyn on Wall Street bailout

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Lantern: McCain visits Columbus
Des Moines Register: In Des Moines, McCain says he'd hoped bailout would pass
AP/Glover: McCain focusing on Iowa despite polls
Washington Times: McCain timeline
Washington Times: Obama timeline

WaPo: Nominees Link Each Other to Crisis, Urge Action on Hill
AP/Hurst: McCain at dead end as House rejects bailout plan
AP/Babington: Analysis: House vote against bailout wounds McCain
CQ Politics: Analysis: McCains Bailout Gamble Looks Like a Bad Roll

Hill: McCain blames bailout vote on Democrats
Hill: Obama camp fires back at McCain's 'angry' statement

WaPo: Palin Gets Ready For Eagerly Awaited Debate With Biden
NYT: Concerns About Palins Readiness as a Big Test Nears
NYT: Palin Says She Is Looking Forward to Debate
Guardian UK: Sarah Palin begins cramming for crucial TV showdown
Washington Times: Palins' finances unusual for Alaskans
Wes Pruden: A job for the right woman
NYDN: In runup to debate, Sarah Palin turns up anger
NY Post: Palin plays old joke on Joe
WSJ: Debate Questions for Joe Biden
WaPo: Democrats See the Pros and Cons of Letting Biden Be Biden
WSJ/Stockton: Debates Don't Always Reveal Character

American Thinker: Rasmussen Poll shows no change in race
Rasmussen: FOX/Rasmussen Swing State Polling - September 28, 2008
AP: Poll: Obama leading McCain by 13 points in Mich.
Washington Times: Obama regains lead in battleground Colorado

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 35 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Bailout Plan Rejected, Markets Plunge, Forcing New Scramble to Solve Crisis
WSJ: Bailout Bill Fails in House Vote Amid Defections in Both Parties
WSJ: Commercial Paper Market, Unimpressed by Bailout, Awaits Details
WSJ: The $700 Billion Question: Which Firm Will Manage the Bailout Money?
WSJ: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Get Subpoenas Over Accounting
Washington Times: Congress rejects historic bailout
Washington Times: Wall Street panics; Dow drops 778 points
WaPo: House Rejects Financial Rescue, Sending Stocks Plummeting
WaPo: House Narrowly Defeats Bailout Legislation
WaPo: Dow Drops 778 Points as Congress Defeats Bailout Bill
WaPo: Congressional Neroes: Republicans and Democrats fiddle as the economy burns
NYT: Lawmakers Grope for Resolution as They Attempt to Avoid Economic Calamity
NYT: In Bailout Vote, a Leadership Breakdown
NYT: House Rejects Bailout Package, 228-205; Stocks Plunge
NYT: For Stocks, Worst Single-Day Drop in Two Decades
NYT: Citigroup Buys Bank Operations of Wachovia
NYT: Oil Falls Sharply on Renewed Economic Fears
NYT: Editorial: Whats Worse Than a Flawed Bailout?
Guardian UK: Panic grips world's markets
AP/Davis: House rejects $700B bailout in stunning defeat
Human Events: Bailout Goes Down
Bloomberg: Senate May Try to Revive Bank-Rescue Bill by Tomorrow

WSJ: The Beltway Crash: Congress lives up to its 10% approval rating
WSJ: Loose Money And the Roots Of the Crisis
WSJ/Taranto: Baling Out of the Bailout
McClatchy: Those who remember the Depression fear its return
NY Post: Editorial: Nancy's Disaster
American Spectator/Prowler: Democrat Leaders Played to Lose
WSJ/Robert Morgenthau: Too Much Money Is Beyond Legal Reach: 'secrecy jurisdictions"
American Thinker: The Trillion-Dollar Question: Are the Bookkeepers At It Again?
Michael Moore: The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning
AP/Kuhnhenn: White House, lawmakers plan new bailout deal
NYT/David Brooks: Revolt of the Nihilists
WaPo/Milbank: A House Divided Along Twisted Lines
Washington Times: Short of votes, bailout backers gambled on arm-twisting
Time: Anatomy of the Bailout Breakdown
ABC: Stephanopoulos: What's Next? Congress Mulls Four Options
AP/Kellman: Many vulnerable lawmakers said 'no' to bailout
WaPo: Vote Underscores Bush's Loss of Influence
WaPo: How the Numbers Failed the Leaders
WaPo: Why the Bailout Bill Failed
WaPo/Cillizza: Analysis: The Failure of the Bailout Bill
WSJ: House Republicans Blame Pelosis Speech
Hill: Republicans fault Pelosi speech for bailouts failure
NYT: Transcript of Speaker Pelosis Speech
Hill: Gingrich: Final collapse of the Bush administration
Rush Limbaugh: Monumental Day: Bailout Fails
Rush Limbaugh: Left Creates a Crisis Mentality, Uses It to Abrogate Constitution
Rush Limbaugh: Obama, ACORN Pressured Banks to Make Unsafe Subprime Loans
Rush Limbaugh: 2004 Video: Democrats Defend Fannie/Freddie from Regulation
Lawrence Kudlow: The End of the U.S. Financial System as We Know It?
Reuters: Bailout blow triggers stampede to safety
Hill: Blunts count was 10 short
Hill: Pelosi: We promised half, delivered more than half
Hill: House websites slowed by e-mails on bailout bill
Politico: Boehner gambles; now he will lose his job?
Politico: Lobbyist look to profit on bailout
McClatchy: Outraged voters bombarded Congress on bailout

NYT: Special Prosecutor Named in Attorney Firings Case
McClatchy: Prosecutor will investigate firings of nine U.S. Attorneys
WaPo: Editorial: Crossing a Line at Justice

AP/Abrams: House Democrats firm in tax dispute

NYT: Lawmakers at Impasse on Incentives for Renewable Energy
USA Today: No quick end to gas shortage in Southeast
Detroit News: Natural gas may rise 21%

AP: Fannie & Freddie face grand jury
American Thinker: Fannie Mae Strong-Arm Monitoring of Race

NYT: Editorial: Bringing an End to Libel Tourism

NYT: Ex-C.I.A. Official Admits Corruption

Human Events: Top 10 Most Liberal Republican Senators



NEW YORK

Albany TU: Rangels tainted money touches Senate races
Albany TU: Paterson invites DiNapoli to attend leaders meeting
Albany TU: Silver puts committee chairs to work in light of economy
Albany TU: Trial lawyers pony up $50k to Senate Dems
Albany TU: Treadwell opposes bailout too
Albany TU: Negative Senate GOP ads from Harold, call me ad man
Albany TU: Paterson endorses Gennaro, will endorse Dollinger
NYT: In NYC, Come to Think of It, We Have a Foreign Policy, Too
NY Post: Mike's Surprise '3-Dom' Fighter
NY Post: Voters cool to terms change

ALASKA

WaPo: Stevens Prosecutors Scolded: Witness Was Allowed to Return to Alaska
NYT: Judge Rebukes Prosecutors in Alaska Senators Trial After They Send Witness Home
AP/Apuzzo: Turncoat contractor due to testify against Stevens
Hill: Judge may 'sanction' government in Stevens case

OHIO

AP/Majors: Three courts clear way for early voting in Ohio
Gannett: Most Ohio lawmakers oppose bailout bill
AP/Sewell: Ohio delegation split on financial rescue bill
Columbus Dispatch: Early voting to start Tuesday after courts uphold Ohio policy
Columbus Dispatch: Ohioans in Congress deliver 7-10 split against bailout bill

IOWA

Rasmussen: Harkin Leads 54% to 40% in Iowa Senate Race

ILLINOIS

AP/Bellandi: Ill. congressional candidate capitalizing on Obama

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Coleman A. Young II to run for mayor
Detroit FP: Coleman Young II enters Detroit mayor race

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Florida House members help sink bailout
Palm Beach Post: Parties scrutinize election readiness

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Field Poll: Voters who've heard of Proposition 3 tend to favor it

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Noriega critical of Cornyn on Wall Street bailout
Houston Chronicle: The Culberson-McCain divide
Dallas MN: Wall Street shocks begin to test Dallas-area economy

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September 29, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: The Takeaway From the First Debate
NYT/Kristol: How McCain Wins
Dick Morris: McCain's Trump Card

Washington Times: Palin-Biden debate called 'must-see TV'
NY Sun: At Debate, Biden Told: Ignore Palin
CNN: Obama-Biden camp hypes Palin’s debating skills
American Thinker: For Palin, Fewer Rallies, More Retail
NRO/Mark Steyn: Let my Palin go

NYT: Union Leaders Confronted by Resistance to Obama
Denver Post: State Republicans slam Obama, Biden over coal comment
American Thinker: Tracking Polls show steady gain for Obama
Politico: Post debate, Obama's lead grows
WaPo: 33 Pastors Flout Tax Law With Political Sermons

WSJ: Crisis Hits Europe's Banks As U.S. Seals Bailout Deal
WaPo: Sweeping Bailout Bill Unveiled: House Set to Vote Today, Senate to Follow
Washington Times: Congress agrees on bailout: House vote expected today
NYT: Bailout Plan in Hand, House Braces for Tough Vote

McClatchy: Bailout votes an extraordinary risk for members of Congress
Mike Pence: Why I Oppose the Bailout
Birmingham Press-Register: Shelby prominent skeptic of bailout
ABC: 'Un-American' Bailout, Paulson Should Have Quit, Gingrich Says
Jed Babbin: No Banker Left Behind

NY: NY Post/Dicker: NY Goes from Bad to Worse
GA: Neal Boortz: How To Solve The Gas Panic
OH: CBS: GOP Challenges Law Allowing Same-Day Registration And Early Balloting
AK: Politico: Stevens says DOJ withheld evidence, seeks dismissal of charges or mistrial

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WSJ: The Takeaway From the First Debate
NYT/Kristol: How McCain Wins
Dick Morris: McCain's Trump Card
St. Petersburg Times: McCain shows he's a gambler
EJ Dionne: McCain's Lost Chance: Obama Holds His Own on Foreign Policy

WaPo: Brothers in Arms Hit Road to Rally Support for McCain

Washington Times: Palin-Biden debate called 'must-see TV'
NY Sun: At Debate, Biden Told: Ignore Palin
CNN: Obama-Biden camp hypes Palins debating skills
Independent UK: Palin sends the cringe meter off the dial
AP/Kuhnhenn: Vice presidential debate a challenge for Biden and Palin
AP/Walters: VP candidate Palin talks with military mothers at downtown Philadelphia eatery
American Thinker: For Palin, Fewer Rallies, More Retail
NRO/Mark Steyn: Let my Palin go
Philadelphia Inquirer: Sheltering Palin
American Thinker: Sarah Palin gets it
LA Times: Palin treads carefully between fundamentalist beliefs and public policy
AP: Mentor governor defends Palin bid
AP/Blackledge: AP Investigation: Palin got zoning aid, gifts
LA Times: John McCain defends Sarah Palin -- and he's the one who counts
NYDN: John McCain: Sarah Palin's the best, forget the critics
NYDN/Lupica: John McCain can't hide his Sarah Palin problem
Canadian Press: CBC offers online apology for Mallick column maligning Sarah Palin
Anchorage DN: Anti-Palin rally calls for Colberg removal
Palm Beach Post: Alcee, take the moose by the horns and apologize
CNBC: CNBC Exclusive Interview: CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Speaks One-on-One with Vice Presidential Candidate and Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin (Transcript Included)

LA Times: After dramatic detour, John McCain's task is to get back on track
WSJ: Candidates Lay Claim to Middle Class and Support Bailout
Politico: McCain, Obama may skip bailout vote
NYT: On Bailout, Candidates Were Surely Themselves
AP/Raum: Obama, McCain give measured support for bailout
WaPo: Obama and McCain Express Cautious Support for Bailout
Hill: Lieberman: McCain 'important' to financial deal

NYT: Union Leaders Confronted by Resistance to Obama
New Yorker: The Appalachian Problem
Denver Post: State Republicans slam Obama, Biden over coal comment
Philadelphia Inquirer/Polman: No lie: Obama needs senior citizens' vote
NY Post: Bam's Bangle Bungle: GI's kin irked over bracelet
WSJ: The Stockholm Curve: Swedish tax advice for Barack Obama
Detroit News: Obama rips McCain on economy in Detroit
Detroit FP: Obama/Biden rally in Detroit
CNN: Clinton hesitant to call Obama a 'great man'

AP/Bauder: Candidate ads come to network newscasts

WaPo: 33 Pastors Flout Tax Law With Political Sermons
AP/Ramde: More than 30 Christian pastors back politicians from pulpit in protest of US law

American Thinker: Tracking Polls show steady gain for Obama
Politico: Post debate, Obama's lead grows
AP/Fournier: Blacks, whites show prejudices along racial divide

Minneapolis ST: RNC anarchists had friends in 'peaceful' protest groups

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 36 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Monday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Crisis Hits Europe's Banks As U.S. Seals Bailout Deal
WSJ: A Main Street Rescue: Congress passed this 'bailout' a long time ago
WSJ: Calling J.P. Morgan: He was more effective than Paulson and Bernanke combined
WSJ: Shorting Financial Stocks Should Resume
WSJ: Credit Markets and the Real Economy
WaPo: Sweeping Bailout Bill Unveiled: House Set to Vote Today, Senate to Follow
WaPo: Dr. Paulson's Tough Medicine, In a Pill the Public Can Swallow
WaPo: Editorial: The Deal Is Done: Congressional leaders deliver the bailout package
Washington Times: Congress agrees on bailout: House vote expected today
Washington Times: Lehman collapse portends fallout of inaction
Washington Times: Subprime mortgage suspects
Washington Times: Repo men thrive as economy falters
NYT: Bailout Plan in Hand, House Braces for Tough Vote
NYT: Wall Street Seeks Signs of Response in Markets
NYT: After the Deal, the Focus Will Shift to Regulation
NYT: Treasury Would Emerge With Vast New Power
NYT: Hedge Funds Are Bracing for Investors to Cash Out
CBS: World Markets Fall, Skeptical Of Bailout
Politico: ACORN outrage removes affordable housing provision
AP/Davis: Lawmakers, White House agree on $700B bailout
AP/Raum: Who wins, who loses under proposed bailout plan?
AP/Crutsinger: Sold to US taxpayers for $700B: banks' bad assets
CNN: Buffett to Congress: Bail out economy or face 'meltdown'
CNN: Huge European bank fails
Reuters: Bailout vote nears as crisis hits Europe banks
Reuters: Fortis mulls ABN Amro sell-off as pressure grows
Reuters: U.S. Democrats seek Wall Street tax in bailout plan
Boston Globe: Key elements of bailout plan
Boston Herald: Barney Frank feeling heat in crisis
NY Post: Despicable DC Pols' Most Outrageous Demand Yet
NY Sun: Talent Flight Feared by City Firms
NY Sun/Kudlow: Debating Paulson's Bailout: Win-Win for Taxpayers

McClatchy: Bailout votes an extraordinary risk for members of Congress
Mike Pence: Why I Oppose the Bailout
Birmingham Press-Register: Shelby prominent skeptic of bailout
ABC: 'Un-American' Bailout, Paulson Should Have Quit, Gingrich Says
Jed Babbin: No Banker Left Behind
Human Events: Boehner's Partisans
Hill: Rank and file GOPers not thrilled by deal
Reuters: Brazil's Lula calls US bailout plan unfair to poor
Hill: Kucinich says not enough votes for bailout
Am Spectator: Financial Affirmative Action: How leftist groups got us into the credit mess
American Thinker: The Financial Mess: How We Got Here
Human Events: Watching the House Burn Down: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?

NYT: Citigroup and Wells Fargo Said to Be Bidding for Wachovia
Reuters: Wachovia bank in talks to be bought: sources
American Thinker: How allies of George Soros helped bring down Wachovia Bank

WSJ: Bush Poised to Sign Temporary-Budget Bill

NY Sun: Passed by Congress, $25B Automaker Loan Bill Heads to Bush

AP/Abrams: Impasse over AMT, other tax relief continues
Newsday: AMT needs a real fix

NYT: Editorial: One More Chance on Energy
WSJ: Gore's Rebellion: The former veep is taking it to the street over coal
Human Events: Conservative Victory on Energy

WSJ: U.S. Attorney Probe Set to Conclude
NYT: Investigation Into Firings Will Not Call for Charges
WaPo: No Grand Jury for Gonzales: Report to Call for Continued Probe of U.S. Attorneys' Firings

WSJ: Rescue Tests Bush's Conservative Legacy
NYT/Stanley Fish: George Bush: The Comeback Kid

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: NY Goes from Bad to Worse
NY Post: Rangel un-moved: Office still in stabilized apt.
NYT: In Consulting Groups Rise, Hints of How Albany Works
NYT: A Mellowed Pirro, but No Less Blunt on TV
Newsday: Mayor may be Carolyn McCarthy's major rival in years
NY Sun: Silver Racks Up Air Miles At Taxpayers' Expense

CALIFORNIA

NYT: Editorial: Preserving Californias Constitution
LA Times: Villaraigosa to unveil L.A. housing plan

TEXAS

WaPo: Barefoot Sanders; Tex. Political Figure And Federal Judge

COLORADO

AP/Moreno: Colorado Senate candidates Udall, Schaffer hotly debate economy on 'Meet the Press'

GEORGIA

Neal Boortz: How To Solve The Gas Panic

OHIO

CBS: GOP Challenges Law Allowing Same-Day Registration And Early Balloting

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Ethics? Illinois? Keep going

ALASKA

Politico: Stevens says DOJ withheld evidence, seeks dismissal of charges or mistrial

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September 28, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Houston Chronicle: Debate does little to sway electorate
Southern Political Report: Poll shows undecided voters evenly split over debate
Newsday: After debate, race between McCain, Obama still tight

CBS: McCain Accuses Obama of “Exploiting” Financial Crisis
AP/Fouhy: McCain calls gov't officials handling bailout deal

NYDN: Sarah Palin swimsuit video surfaces from 1984 Miss Alaska beauty pageant
Philadelphia Inquirer: Palin stops in at Philly bar

American Thinker: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

LA Times: Sunday Talk Shows: McCain, Obama, B. Clinton

WSJ: Lawmakers Reach Tentative Bailout Deal
WaPo: Lawmakers Reach Accord On Huge Financial Rescue
NYT: Breakthrough Reached in Negotiations on Bailout
Rasmussen: Support for Bailout Plan Now Down to 24%

NY: NYT: Spitzer Contrite, Yes, but Sometimes Still Angry
MA: NYT: Massachusetts Proposal Would Repeal Income Tax
CA: Sacramento Bee: Here's a look at the 10 initiatives on the Nov. 4 CA ballot
AK: AP/Apuzzo: Key to senator's trial: Did Stevens of Alaska know about freebies?
NJ: AP/Mulvihill: Questions, answers about upcoming elections in NJ
IL: Chicago ST: Sources: Rezko in intense talks with feds: Blagojevich investigation
OH: Dayton Daily News: McCain holds wide lead in rural Ohio, poll shows
CT: Hartford Courant: Senator Dodd Hides His Sweet Deals
KY: Louisville CJ: Poll: Ky. hopefuls for U.S. Senate in dead heat
FL: St. Petersburg Times: Absentee vote requests are soaring
GA: Atlanta JC: Gas lines overshadow big weekend events in Georgia

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Houston Chronicle: Debate does little to sway electorate
Southern Political Report: Poll shows undecided voters evenly split over debate
Newsday: After debate, race between McCain, Obama still tight
Fox: Huckabee Calls McCain Debate Ploy a Huge Mistake
NYT: The Next Day, a New Debate on Who Won
Atlanta JC: Early polls both say Obama won
AP: 2 polls give Obama edge over McCain in first presidential debate
Detroit FP: Obama wins debate after McCain spanks him
Politico: Final score: Obama wins the day
American Thinker: CNN: Poll vs. Spin
NYT/Maureen Dowd: Sound, but No Fury
NYT/Nicholas Kristof: Impulsive, Impetuous, Impatient

CBS: McCain Accuses Obama of Exploiting Financial Crisis
AP/Fouhy: McCain calls gov't officials handling bailout deal
Detroit FP: After scary week, McCain lives to fight another day
WaPo: For McCain, Days of Chaos, Improvisation and Drama

NYT: McCain Economics Adviser Has a Grandmasters Rank
NYT: McCain and Team Have Many Ties to Gambling Industry
NYT/Eisenhower: Presidential Children Dont Belong in Battle

NYDN: Sarah Palin swimsuit video surfaces from 1984 Miss Alaska beauty pageant
Philadelphia Inquirer: Palin stops in at Philly bar
LA Times: Palin may give GOP a boost in California legislative and congressional contests
WaPo: Palin's Stand on Mining Initiative Leaves Many Feeling Burned
CBS: Palin Contradicts McCain On Pakistan, Seems To Back Obamas Position
LA Times: Some on the right are joining a chorus of criticism over Sarah Palin
LA Times: Palin talks to Couric -- and if she's lucky, few are listening
WaPo: Gov. Palin Makes Lad Mag's Hottest List
Chicago Tribune: Tracing source of women's hate for Palin
AP/Coyle: Tina Fey reprises role as Sarah Palin on `SNL'
Times UK: McCain camp prays for Palin wedding

American Thinker: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
CFP: Obamas Marxism steps out of the shadows and into the public realm
AP/Holland: Obama slams McCain for not mentioning middle class
Hill: Obama accuses McCain of seeking bailout photo-op
SF Chronicle: Risky moves could define McCain's leadership

Rasmussen: McCain Holds Solid Lead in Louisiana

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 37 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Sunday

NATIONAL



WSJ: Lawmakers Reach Tentative Bailout Deal
WaPo: Lawmakers Reach Accord On Huge Financial Rescue
NYT: Breakthrough Reached in Negotiations on Bailout
Politico: 'Verbal' deal in place for bailout
AP/Babington: Congress, White House reach financial bailout deal
Reuters: U.S. reaches bailout deal in bid to stem crisis
WSJ: The Bailout Passion Play
Washington Times: Bailout plan splits free-market backers
SF Chronicle: Weighing the bailout's cost to taxpayers
NYT: Editorial: Dont Blame the New Deal
NYT: Whose Conservatism Is It?
WaPo: Editorial: The pending bailout is only the first step
Rasmussen: Support for Bailout Plan Now Down to 24%
American Thinker: Replenishing ACORN's Account: Keeping the Housing Mess Going
Atlanta JC: Gingrich: Bush doesnt understand fiscal crisis, and treasury secretary should resign

WaPo: Senate Sends Huge Interim Spending Bill to President
NYT: Congress Sends Interim Spending Bill to Bush
AP/Taylor: Senate sends big spending bill to Bush to sign

NYT: Transcript: President Bushs Radio Address

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV news shows
LA Times: Sunday Talk Shows: McCain, Obama, B. Clinton



NEW YORK

NYT: Spitzer Contrite, Yes, but Sometimes Still Angry
WaPo: Rangel Insists Ethics Tumult Will Pass
Albany TU: Party lines drawn in state judge race

ARIZONA

NYT: Challenges to a Sheriff, Both Popular and Reviled

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Massachusetts Proposal Would Repeal Income Tax

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Initiatives crowding California's November ballot run the gamut
Sacramento Bee: Birth of the props: Here's a look at the 10 initiatives on the Nov. 4 ballot

AP/Williams: Ex-governor to GOP: Fight Schwarzenegger recall
Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill forbidding drivers to hold pets
Sacramento Bee: Rosy fiscal forecasts? Forget it
Mercury News: Proposal friendly to Budweiser awaits action by Gov. Schwarzenegger

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Obama, Biden Turn Attention To Outer Suburbs in Virginia

MISSISSIPPI

WaPo: In Mississippi, Deep-Rooted Doubt

ALASKA

AP/Apuzzo: Key to senator's corruption trial: Did Stevens of Alaska know about freebies?

NEW JERSEY

AP/Mulvihill: Questions, answers about upcoming elections in NJ

LOUISIANA

Rasmussen: Louisiana Senate: Landrieu Maintains Strong Lead

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Sources: Rezko in intense talks with feds: Blagojevich investigation
Chicago Tribune: Rezko talked with prosecutors, may aid probe
Chicago ST: Rezko saga hits big time in SNL debate

OHIO

Dayton Daily News: McCain holds wide lead in rural Ohio, poll shows
WSJ: In Ohio, GOP Tries Blame Economy on Democrats
Politico: Travels show Ohio center of political universe
Columbus Dispatch: McCain, Palin plan stop in Columbus
Cleveland PD: 25% of newly registered Ohio voters are in Democratic-leaning Cuyahoga County

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Senator Dodd Hides His Sweet Deals

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Poll: Ky. hopefuls for U.S. Senate in dead heat

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: GOP race for House speaker heats up
Arizona Republic: Lane gets endorsements from Flake, Shadegg

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg Times: Absentee vote requests are soaring
Sun-Sentinel: South Floridians wonder if bailout plan will help
Times-Union: Jacksonville: Forty years later, a consolidated city reviews its progress

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Kay Bailey Hutchison remembers her old boss, Ray Miller
Houston Chronicle: Safety Commission elevates DWI checkpoints

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Gas lines overshadow big weekend events in Georgia

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September 27, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: Obama, McCain Spar on War, Fiscal Crisis in First Debate
YouTube: McCain Video ad: The 1st Debate: McCain Is Right

WSJ: Round One: McCain is more convincing as Commander in Chief
NYDN: Analysis: Split decision, but John McCain wins first debate on points
Dick Morris: Bam hits where it counts: Scores on economy
Rich Lowry: John comes out victorious after playing offense
NRO/Kurtz: McCain Takes It

NYT/Safire: The Bradley Effect

WSJ: Bailout Compromise Gets New Life
Newsday: Bailout bill talks go on; bankruptcy aid abandoned
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Focused on Politics; House GOP Fights for Principle
Rush Limbaugh: Why Don't Democrats Just Push This Bill Through Themselves?
WSJ: Democrats would send some Paulson profit back to housing groups
Rush Limbaugh: Graham: A Bailout for ACORN?

WSJ: Is Commercial Real Estate Next?

NYT: S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse
WaPo: Report Says SEC Failed in Oversight of Bear Stearns

Rush Limbaugh: The True Story: What Really Happened at the White House

NYT: House Backs Stimulus Bill, but It Stalls in Senate

NYT: When Judges Make Foreign Policy

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NY: NYT: After Affair, Legislator Hoyt Is Denied Intern Help
AK: AP/Apuzzo: Oil contractor ordered 'No paper trail' for Sen. Stevens' home remodel
CA: AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger focuses on McCain at GOP meeting

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WSJ: Obama, McCain Spar on War, Fiscal Crisis in First Debate
YouTube: McCain Video ad: The 1st Debate: McCain Is Right
Washington Times: Obama, McCain spar in 1st debate
WaPo: In First Debate, Candidates Quarrel On Iraq, Express Optimism for Bailout
ABC: Fight Night: McCain, Obama Spar on Economy, Foreign Affairs
LA Times: The presidential debate: an evening of improv
NY Post: Feisty foes in dramatic duel
NYDN: John McCain, Barack Obama debate economy, bailout and Iraq
NYT: Candidates Clash on Economy and Iraq
NYT: On Wall St. Crisis, Rivals Pivot to More Familiar Turf
NYT: New Debate Territory: Pakistan and Iran Policy
NYT: A Balancing Act as McCain Faces a Divided Party and a Skeptical Public
NYT: In Viewing the Debate, New Yorkers Tip Their Hands
Reuters: McCain, Obama question each other's judgment
AP/Wills: Obama, McCain argue over war, taxes in 1st debate
AP/Fouhy: Obama, McCain argue over war, taxes in 1st debate
Boston Globe: McCain, Obama clash sharply on financial crisis, war policy
Detroit FP: Their clearest difference is on Iraq policy
McClatchy: McCain paints Obama as naive but takes hits on Bush ties
AP/Woodward: Fact checking the first presidential debate
AP/Sidoti: Analysis: First debate produces night of contrasts
AP: Quotes from Friday's presidential debate
NYT: Video of the First Presidential Debate | Transcript

WSJ: Round One: McCain is more convincing as Commander in Chief
Drudge Poll: Who Won? McCain 66% Obama 32%
CBS: Poll Results Suggest More Uncommitted Voters Saw Obama As Debate Winner
Morning Call: McCain gets a slight edge among 14 undecided Pennsylvania voters
NYDN: Analysis: Split decision, but John McCain wins first debate on points
Washington Times: Debate watchers are not swayed
CNN: Analysis: A few jabs, but no knockout in first debate
LA Times: In McCain-Obama debate: few hits, no errors
Politico: The Mac is back
Newsweek: McCain Won. But Will It Matter?
RCP: Mac Wins, But Will It Matter?
Dick Morris: Bam hits where it counts: Scores on economy
Rich Lowry: John comes out victorious after playing offense
NRO/Kurtz: McCain Takes It
Slate/Kaus: McCain's Small Victory
WaPo/Milbank: Temperature of Debate? Lukewarm.
AP/Bauder: Furious spinning on TV after presidential debate
Newsday: McCain's performance solid, but Obama no slouch, either
NY Post: O impresses Hillary voters in Ohio
NYDN: New Yorkers declare Barack Obama the debate great over John McCain
NYT: Editorial: The First Debate
NYT/Collins: McCain: Bearish on Debates

WaPo: Bailout: How McCain Stirred a Simmering Pot
WSJ/Taranto: McCain Rules: The "maverick" is busy upending political traditions
Rush Limbaugh: Democrat Lies Aim at McCain
YouTube: McCain video ad: The Coal Miner

WaPo/Givhan: Sarah Palin's Unassertive Fashion Statement
NYT/Herbert: Palins Words Raise Red Flags
AP: Conservative columnist urges Palin to step aside, declares her out of her league
NRO/Kathleen Parker: Palin Problem: Shes out of her league
American Thinker: Conservative columnist urges Palin to withdraw
McClatchy: Palin remains slow to warm to news media
Politico: GOP concerned about Palin

NYT/Safire: The Bradley Effect
AP/Lewis: Va. presidential contest hinges on DC exurbs
Rasmussen: Obama Takes Five-Point Lead in Virginia
Rasmussen: McCain Only Ahead By One Now in Florida
AP: Latest Missouri poll has Obama pulling even with McCain
CQ Politics: Ratings Say Obama Has Put Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana in Play
American Thinker: Why Obama Will Lose

AP/Ramde: Biden meets with Georgian president without press
Milwaukee JS: Biden pledges support for Georgia

NYT: Editorial: Im Your Pastor, and I Approved This Ad

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 38 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Saturday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Bailout Compromise Gets New Life
WSJ: The Washington Panic: The Paulson plan is a tool to avoid a deeper downturn
WaPo: Lawmakers Get Down to Details of Drafting Bill
WaPo: Hopes for Bailout Deal Spur Late Rebound
Newsday: Bailout bill talks go on; bankruptcy aid abandoned
NYT: Congress Pushes to End Impasse on Bailout
NYT: House Republicans Support a Plan That Would Insure Troubled Mortgages
Washington Times: House GOP won't rush bailout plan
CNN: 'Major' GOP opposition to bailout plan remains
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Focused on Politics; House GOP Fights for Principle
Rush Limbaugh: Why Don't Democrats Just Push This Bill Through Themselves?
NYT: Conservatives Viewed Bailout Plan as Last Straw
Dallas MN: Hensarling leads group touting return to fiscal discipline
NYT: Jeb Hensarling: Leading the G.O.P. Vanguard Against the Bailout
Richmond TD: Cantor drafts alternative plan
NYT: Will House Republicans Get What They Want?
LA Times: GOP's Wall Street insurance idea fraught with problems
NYT: Politics Take Hold of Bailout Proposal
NYDN: Bailout talks are moving again, but bitterness lingers
Bloomberg: Wall Street execs were paid $3 billion in past 5 years
NYT: In a Sea of Foreclosures, an Island of Calm
AP/Davis: Democrats claim progress in reaching bailout deal
AP/Davis: Bailout progress _ Frank sees accord by Sunday
WaPo: Rep. Barney Frank Dives Right In On the Bailout
WaPo: Paulson's Powers of Persuasion Tested
WaPo: Editorial: Bailout Politics: Partisan bickering threatens Main Street and Wall Street
WSJ: Democrats would send some Paulson profit back to housing groups
Rush Limbaugh: Graham: A Bailout for ACORN?
Lawrence Kudlow: A Paulson-Cantor Plan Is a Win-Win for Taxpayers

WSJ: Is Commercial Real Estate Next?

NYT: S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse
WaPo: Report Says SEC Failed in Oversight of Bear Stearns

Rush Limbaugh: The True Story: What Really Happened at the White House
Atlantic/Ambinder: What Happened In The Cabinet Room...
NRO/Michael Barone: America could move some distance to becoming another France

USA Today: Congress' failure leaves energy policy up in air

NYT: House Backs Stimulus Bill, but It Stalls in Senate
AP: How they voted: House roll call on economic stimulus bill
AP: House Approves Plan to Pump Up Economy, but Veto Looms

AP/Taylor: Pentagon bill poised to clear Senate hurdle

NYT: When Judges Make Foreign Policy

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



NEW YORK

NYT: After Affair, Legislator Hoyt Is Denied Intern Help
Buffalo News: Hoyt spared serious punishment for affair with intern
NY Post: Shel blasts pol's 'affair of state' with intern
Albany TU: Lawmaker disciplined after finding
Albany TU: Hoyt reprimanded for inappropriate personal relationship (updated with interview with Hoyt)

WSJ/David Paterson: The Bailout Must Protect Homeowners
Albany TU: Paterson to meet with leaders next week
AP: Paterson to meet with legislature Oct. 3 about budget
Buffalo News: Paterson scuttles countywide land-bank legislation

NYT: New Law Shields Children From Prostitution Charges
AP: Silver now backs commuter tax idea
Albany TU: Aubertine runs new ad on old theme
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani dirt hits Web
Times Herald Record: Tappan Zee Bridge team opts for new bridge

ALASKA

AP/Apuzzo: Oil contractor ordered 'No paper trail' for Sen. Stevens' home remodel
Fox: Key Witness to Take Stand in Stevens Trial
NYT: Swapping Land for a Road to Somewhere Divides Alaskans
AP/Volz: Subpoenaed Palin aides don't appear at abuse probe

CALIFORNIA



AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger focuses on McCain at GOP meeting
AP/Young: Schwarzenegger prepares stage for world leaders to meet in Calif. for climate change summit

IOWA

WSJ: Why Iowa Is Leaning Toward Obama

WEST VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: West Virginia Senate: Rockefeller Cruising Towards Re-Election

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Law puts thousands of Florida voter IDs in question

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Republican Dino Rossi can stay "GOP' on gubernatorial ballot
Seattle PI: Rossi can keep 'GOP' label

MICHIGAN

Grand Rapids Press: Hoekstra down on bailout plan; Ehlers wants to know more

OHIO

AP/Milicia: Congressional campaigns use the financial crisis as ammunition against rivals

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September 26, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: McCain: Bailout Money ‘Cannot Go Into Black Hole’
AP/Hajela: McCain, Obama call for bipartisan work on bailout

WSJ: Fate of First Debate Unclear
WaPo: 8 Questions About the Debates
Arizona Republic: McCain is a veteran of debates
NY Post: Barack has a huge advantage - and the most to lose

P. Noonan: McCain and Obama would both benefit by explaining their political philosophies
NYT/David Brooks: Thinking About McCain
WaPo/Charles Krauthammer: Catharsis, Then Common Sense

Politico: In a first, Palin takes press questions
WaPo: U.S. Has Achieved 'Victory' in Iraq, Palin Tells Couric
WSJ/Taranto: Moose Jews Can Use
ABC: Florida Congressman: Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks'

Rasmussen: Ohio Now a Toss-up
Rochester D&C: Pollster Zogby says election could end in landslide

WSJ: Bailout Negotiations in Disarray: Treasury's $700 Billion Proposal Hits Stalemate
WSJ: Fixing the Paulson Plan
Flares: Financial Crisis: Who Dunnit?
Michael Reagan: Bailout or Surrender?

Washington Times: Democrats add billions to stopgap bill

NY: Albany TU: Paterson: Leaders back in Albany next Friday
AK: WSJ: Stevens Offers Rebuttal To Corruption Charges
MA: Matt Kinnaman: Sam Adams: Brewer, Patriot, Biden-Dunker
TX: San Antonio EN: Hutchison signals '10 bid for governor
WA: Seattle PI: Rossi disputes Gregoire's no-tax pledge at debate
MD: WaPo: Foreclosure Doesn't Preclude Voting, Attorney General Assures Residents
KS: AP/Milburn: Domestic issues reshape US House race in Kansas
CT: Hartford Courant: Poll: Rell Fares Well; Lieberman, Dodd Do Poorly
AR: AP/DeMillo: Huckabee to debut new show on Fox News
NC: Rasmussen: North Carolina Senate: Hagan 48% Dole 45%
FL: Miami Herald: Republicans, ACORN feud over suspicious voter cards

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WSJ: McCain: Bailout Money Cannot Go Into Black Hole
NYT: McCain Leaps Into a Thicket
NYT: With Debate Uncertain, Candidates Meet Bush
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Announce Compromise
Rush Limbaugh: Dingy Harry to McCain: Stay Away
NYT: Dubious Claims in Obamas Ads Against McCain, Despite Vow of Truth
NYT: In a Time of Crisis, Is Obama Too Cool?
AP/Babington: Dems, some in GOP question McCain's intervention
NYT: Taking On the Mortgage Giants
American Spectator: Fannie & Freddie: Equal Opportunity Corrupters
AP/Hajela: McCain, Obama call for bipartisan work on bailout
WaPo: Romney, a Shadow Veep?

WSJ: Fate of First Debate Unclear
WaPo: 8 Questions About the Debates
Arizona Republic: McCain is a veteran of debates
NY Post: Barack has a huge advantage - and the most to lose
Washington Times: First debate still in doubt after summit
WaPo: Debate Still in Limbo as Democrats Blame McCain For Interrupting Process
Reuters: Stage is set but will U.S. debate go on?
AP/Pickler: 1st McCain-Obama debate remains doubtful
Newsday: McCain aide: Debate probably will be held on schedule
NY Sun: McCain To Hold Out for Bailout: 'Lockdown' on a Deal, or No Debate
Telegraph UK: Presidential debate will proceed 'with or without John McCain'

P. Noonan: McCain and Obama would both benefit by explaining their political philosophies
NYT/David Brooks: Thinking About McCain
WaPo/Charles Krauthammer: Catharsis, Then Common Sense
WaPo/EJ Dionne: The Photo McCain Wanted
WSJ/Strassel: Mr. McCain Goes Back to Washington
Rich Lowry: 'Fundamental' McCain defying law of gravity
Dallas MN/Leubsdorf: McCain ploy ultimately changes little
Fox: Actuarial Firm Projects McCain, Obama Healthy for Eight Years as President

American Spectator: Obama in the Tank for Pritzker
Chicago ST: Obama $100k grant being probed
Townhall: Obama's Code Pink Fundraiser Met With Ahmadinejad
Daily Mail UK: Could Clinton still come back?

Politico: In a first, Palin takes press questions
WaPo: U.S. Has Achieved 'Victory' in Iraq, Palin Tells Couric
AP/Westfeldt: In interview, Palin defends Alaska-Russia remark
American Spectator: Couric Diminishes Gov. Palin
WSJ/Minter: Palin Ex Machina
Minneapolis ST: When 'pit bull' is not an insult, but a sales pitch
NYT: The Trail Takes Palin Away From Some Fund-Raising
NYT: Palins Parents Aided in Sept. 11 Cleanup
AP/Quinn: Palin to return donations from tainted politicians
WaPo: Palin Accepted $25,000 in Gifts, Alaska Records Show
NY Post: Palin WTC Tribute: 'Inspiring' visit and meet with bravest
NYDN: Mychal Judge would have appreciated the surprise of Sarah Palin's visit
WSJ/Taranto: Moose Jews Can Use
ABC: Florida Congressman: Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks'
Boston Herald: Sarah Palin witchcraft flap all smoke and no fire
Anchorage DN: Legislators lock horns over Palin inquiry
NYT: Editorial: Wasilla Watch: Sarah Palin and the Rape Kits
Boston Globe: Palin defends remark on Russia

Rasmussen: Ohio Now a Toss-up
Rasmussen: Obama Takes Four-Point Lead in Pennsylvania
Rasmussen: McCain Holds Eight-Point Lead in West Virginia
Rochester D&C: Pollster Zogby says election could end in landslide
Jerusalem Post: Poll: Obama leads among US Jews
NYT: Poll Finds McCain Edge on Security
LA Times: Poll gap in California doesn't dim GOP hopes

SF Examiner: The Examiner endorses McCain-Palin
NYT: Ministers to Defy I.R.S. by Endorsing Candidates

AP/Forliti: Dozens recount Republican convention experiences

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 39 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Friday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Bailout Negotiations in Disarray: Treasury's $700 Billion Proposal Hits Stalemate
WSJ: Fixing the Paulson Plan
Washington Times: Summit ends with no deal
Politico: Wild day, no deal
Hill: Analysis: House GOP holds the cards on bailout bill
Hill: GOP congressman rips Paulson
Hill: Democrats: GOP opposition threatens deal
Weekly Standard: Depends on the Meaning of 'Close'
NYT: Bailout Plan Stalls After Day of Talks; Paulson Heads Back to Capitol Hill
NYT: Talks Implode During Day of Chaos; Fate of Bailout Plan Remains Unresolved
AP/Loven: Amid GOP revolt, bailout deal breaks down
Reuters: Bailout in chaos, feds seize WaMu
AP/Babington: A bad day for the GOP on politics, bailout plan
WaPo: Shelby Plays Role of Contrarian: Senator Calls Plan 'Flawed From the Beginning'
WaPo: Away from Wall Street, Economists Question Basis of Paulson's Plan
Reuters: Central banks dole out cash as bailout doubts grow
Reuters: Conservative Republicans offer bailout alternative
AP/Taylor: GOP conservatives present rescue alternative
AP/Taylor: Insurance-based alternative to $700 billion Wall Street bailout
Reuters: Wall St. bailout talks continue Friday: Rep. Frank
NY Sun: Paulson May Get Leeway To Set Executive Compensation
NY Sun: Editorial: The Credit 'Crisis'
NYT: Editorial: Bailout plan: What About the Rest of Us?
Michael Reagan: Bailout or Surrender?
WSJ: The Public Deserves a Better Deal
WSJ: Main Street Needs the Treasury Plan
WSJ: How to Pay Less For Distressed Financial Assets
WSJ: How to Restore Trust In Wall Street
NRO: Picturing the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown and Rescue as a Bedtime Story
Flares: Financial Crisis: Who Dunnit?

Salt Lake Tribune: Bennett emerges as go-to Republican

Washington Times: Democrats add billions to stopgap bill
AP/Taylor: Democrats unveil economic stimulus plans
Hill: Dems seek a further $56 billion

NYT: New Billions in Earmarks Approach Enactment

NYT: Bill Clintons Return Poses a Test of Party Loyalty



NEW YORK

Albany TU: Paterson: Leaders back in Albany next Friday
Albany TU: Ad watch: Treadwell charges tax-hike vote
NY Post: Rangle tangle: Friends and foes on ethics panel
Buffalo News: Maziarz blasts bridge commission over secret severance package

NY Post: Ex-aide aims write at Rudy
NYT: The Truth About Giuliani? Ex-Aide, a Felon, Has His Say
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani's 'crass opportunism' reflects on Mac: Dems

ALASKA

NYT: Prosecutor Says Senator Knowingly Hid Gifts
WSJ: Stevens Offers Rebuttal To Corruption Charges
WaPo: Stevens 'Didn't Know' His Bills Paid by Friend
WaPo: Attorney for Stevens Tells Jurors Alaska Senator 'Is Honest,' Did Not Lie
Reuters: Sen. Stevens denies he hid gifts
McClatchy: Alaska senator used company as personal handyman,' prosecutor charges
CNN: Alaska senator didn't know oil company paid bills, lawyer argues
AP/Apuzzo: Contractor, wife blamed in Stevens corruption case

MASSACHUSETTS

Matt Kinnaman: Sam Adams: Brewer, Patriot, Biden-Dunker

TEXAS

San Antonio EN: Hutchison signals '10 bid for governor
Hill: Hutchison gives up her leadership post

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Rossi disputes Gregoire's no-tax pledge at debate
NYT: Democrats Sue Over G.O.P. on the Ballot

MARYLAND

WaPo: Foreclosure Doesn't Preclude Voting, Attorney General Assures Residents

KANSAS

AP/Milburn: Domestic issues reshape US House race in Kansas

NEW MEXICO

AP/Dabovich: NM GOP official quits over remarks about blacks

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Poll: Rell Fares Well; Lieberman, Dodd Do Poorly
AP/Haigh: Conn. Democrats delay plan to censure Lieberman

ARKANSAS

AP/DeMillo: Huckabee to debut new show on Fox News

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Obama doubles lead with Michigan voters

NORTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: North Carolina Senate: Hagan 48% Dole 45%

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger vetoes mortgage broker restrictions
Mercury News: Schwarzenegger signs bill banning texting by motorists
AP/Lawrence: California voters to consider bullet train project

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Republicans, ACORN feud over suspicious voter cards
St. Petersburg Times: Florida's budget may be cut again

ILLINOIS

WBBM: Possible Evidence To Indict Gov. Blagojevich

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Santanam: Pa. Marine sues Rep. Murtha over Haditha comments


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September 25, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WSJ: Financial Crisis Upends Campaign
Washington Times: McCain steps up in maverick style
WaPo: First Debate's Fate Unclear As Obama Resists McCain's Call to Postpone

Karl Rove: The First Debate Could Be Decisive
Dick Morris: O stumps as John trumps

CBS/Couric: One-On-One With Sarah Palin
WaPo: Palin Calls for Action on Financial Crisis
Rush Limbaugh: Rush to McCain: Turn Sarah Loose

Ann Coulter: They gave your mortgage to a less qualified minority

WSJ: Bush Makes Pitch for Plan to the Nation
WaPo: Bush Calls Bailout Vital to Economy, Will Meet With McCain and Obama
NYT: President Issues Warning to Americans

WSJ: Countrywide Made Home Loans to Gorelick, Mudd

Washington Times: House OKs stopgap to buoy government

NY: NY Post: Senate GOP on brink: poll
NH: Rasmussen: Sununu Moves Ahead in New Hampshire
CO: Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Udall’s Lead Cut to Two

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Karl Rove: The First Debate Could Be Decisive
Dick Morris: O stumps as John trumps

WSJ: Financial Crisis Upends Campaign
Washington Times: McCain steps up in maverick style
NYT: First Debate Up in Air as McCain Steps Off the Trail
WaPo: First Debate's Fate Unclear As Obama Resists McCain's Call to Postpone
WaPo: Selfless or Reckless? McCain Gambles On Voters' Verdict
WSJ: McCain, Obama at Odds Over Debate Delay
NYT: Obama Rebuffs McCain on Debate Delay
NYDN: John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign is bold - or bonkers
NY Sun: McCain Sets Off a High-Stakes Gamble
NY Post: Bush calls in prez foes
WSJ: The Candidates Vote 'Present'
WSJ/Taranto: McCain Calls the Dems' Bluff
American Thinker: McCain Suspends Campaign to deal with Economic Crisis

CBS/Couric: One-On-One With Sarah Palin
WaPo: Palin Calls for Action on Financial Crisis
AP/Kugler: Palin weighs in on bailout, meets with foreign leaders
NYDN: 'Gorgeous' Sarah Palin wows 'em
NY Sun: Palin: U.S. Could Be Headed for Depression
American Spectator: Palinisms Threat to Feminism
American Thinker: The Furies of Feminism, Fur Flying For Sarah

WSJ: Biden's Coal Slaw: Big news for Ohio, Pennsylvania

American Thinker: Barack Obama and Alinsky's Rules for Psychopaths

WaPo: Financial Crisis Has Little Sway in Presidential Poll
Rasmussen: In Colorado, Obama Moves Back on Top

Dick Morris: Where Did Bill O'Reilly Come From?

Rush Limbaugh: Rush to McCain: Turn Sarah Loose

Washington Times: Fundraisers for McCain bring in pork

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail



NATIONAL

Ann Coulter: They gave your mortgage to a less qualified minority

WSJ: Bush Makes Pitch for Plan to the Nation
WaPo: Bush Calls Bailout Vital to Economy, Will Meet With McCain and Obama
NYT: President Issues Warning to Americans
NYDN: President Bush warns of bank failures, massive job losses in speech
NY Sun: President Asserts That 'Our Entire Economy Is in Danger'
WSJ: Bailout Pact Gains Momentum Amid Push for Tough Controls
WSJ: The Paulson Plan Will Make Money For Taxpayers
NYT: Plans Basic Mystery: Whats All This Stuff Worth?
American Thinker: The Bush TV address
Hillary Clinton: Let's Keep People In Their Homes: Stop foreclosures and freeze rate hikes
Wm Seidman: What We Learned From Resolution Trust
NYT: Editorial: Absence of Leadership
NYDN: Sign the bailout, then go after the Wall Street big shots
NY Sun: Editorial: Bailout Baloney
WaPo/Galbraith: A Bailout We Don't Need
American Spectator: No Thanky to Paulson and Bernanke

WSJ: Countrywide Made Home Loans to Gorelick, Mudd

Detroit FP: Auto company loans pass House

American Thinker: The Myth of No Oil

Washington Times: House OKs stopgap to buoy government



NEW YORK

NY Post: Senate GOP on brink: poll
Albany TU: GOP playing defense in Senate races
Buffalo News: Poll shows Mesi, Ranzenhofer neck and neck in race for State Senate

Albany TU: Hoyt appears before Assembly ethics panel

CBS: House To Launch Investigation Into Rep. Rangel

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rasmussen: Sununu Moves Ahead in New Hampshire

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Udalls Lead Cut to Two

PENNSYLVANIA

AP: Pa. Republican congressman declines debate

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: 1 in 4 Michigan voters: U.S. in depression

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September 24, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

ABC: McCain Holds Key to Administration's Bailout Passage on Capitol Hill
AP/Fouhy: McCain offers requirements for bailout support
Newt Gingrich: Senator McCain should call for Friday's debate to be about the economy

WSJ: Palin Uses U.N. Session to Bolster Her Resume
Volokh/Kerr: Grand Jury Hears Witnesses in Palin Hacking Case

McClatchy: Obama concedes that bailout costs may force him to adjust plans
RCP/Blackwell: Obama's "Tax Cut" is Income Redistribution

NYDN: Barack Obama tells running mate Joe Biden to keep quiet
Rush Limbaugh: Obama in Need of a Bailout as Joe Biden Gaffes Keep Piling Up

Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Tied
WaPo: Economic Fears Give Obama Clear Lead Over McCain in Poll
McClatchy: Poll: Obama leads in 4 battleground states

Philadelphia Daily News: Don't always believe the polls
Philadelphia DN: Philly Dems note discomfort over Obama among some white voters
Politico: Study: Dems need white vote gain

WSJ: Bernanke, Paulson Face Skeptics On the Hill Despite Dire Warnings
WSJ: FBI Investigates Four Firms at Heart of the Mess
AP: Senate backs relief on AMT
WaPo: House Democrats to Let Ban on Drilling Expire

NY: Albany TU: Bloomberg endorses Senate Republicans
TX: Austin AS: DA raises specter of judicial corruption in DeLay associates case
WA: AP/LaCorte: Democrats sue over how Gregoire's opponent is ID'd
AK: AP/Apuzzo: Amid financial crisis, Stevens asks to skip trial
KS: Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: Roberts Maintains Huge Lead
OH: Cincinnati Enquirer: If Ohio polling looks like Chicago, 'thank' Brunner

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ABC: McCain Holds Key to Administration's Bailout Passage on Capitol Hill
AP/Fouhy: McCain offers requirements for bailout support
AP/Fouhy: McCain again opposes big payouts for executives
AP: McCain: After Wall Street bailout, more oversight
NYT: Obama and McCain Stand Firm on Bailout
AP/Babington: Obama, McCain, cautiously watch financial debate
WaPo: Obama, Capitol Hill Leaders Speak as One on Crisis
WaPo/Gerson: Nominees In Need Of Ideas
WSJ: It's Judgment Day for McCain
WSJ/Fund: McCain Shorts Himself

Newt Gingrich: Senator McCain should call for Friday's debate to be about the economy
NY Sun: Economic Turmoil Looms Over First Presidential Debate
Chicago Tribune: How rivals will seek edge in 1st debate
NYT: Debate Host, Too, Has a Message of Change
Telegraph UK: Is 'aloof' Barack Obama over-prepping for the first debate?
Rasmussen: Most Voters say Debate Moderators are Biased

WSJ: Palin Uses U.N. Session to Bolster Her Resume
WaPo: Palin Sits Down With 2 Foreign Leaders
Boston Globe: Sarah meet Henry, Henry meet Sarah
Politico: Palin debuts on foreign affairs stage
NYDN: Sarah Palin spends day in New York, meets with world leaders
AP/Kugler: Palin meets her first world leaders in New York
NYT: For Palin in New York, a Predebate Introduction to Motorcade Diplomacy
NY Post: Dad at play on Sarah's big day
Human Events: Rep. Tom Cole: 'Everyone Wants to Take Sarah to the Prom'
NYT/Dowd: Park Avenue Diplomacy
AP/Kugler: Palin bars, then admits reporters to UN meetings
Politico: Palin courts cameras, but dodges press
Newsday: Palin meets world leaders at UN, ducks press corps
NewsBusters: AP Whines Palin 'Banned' Them From Chat with Foreign Leaders; No Such Concern When Obama Did

Politico: Palin skips fundraisers to work crowds
DelCoTimes: Enthusiastic crowd greets the Republican candidates

Volokh/Kerr: Grand Jury Hears Witnesses in Palin Hacking Case
Chattanooga TFP: Chattanooga: UT student not indicted in Palin e-mail hacking case
AP/Poovey: Rep's son not indicted, but Sarah Palin e-mail probe continues
American Thinker: No Indictment in Palin Hacking
AP: Maine anchor gets hate mail for Palin resemblance

American Thinker: Obama, Hillary and Palin's Disinvite
Haaretz: The speech Palin never gave: Ahmadinejad dreams of Final Solution

Townhall: Violent Men at Center of "Troopergate"

McClatchy: Obama concedes that bailout costs may force him to adjust plans
RCP/Blackwell: Obama's "Tax Cut" is Income Redistribution
NYT: Pinpoint Attacks Focus on Obama

NYDN: Barack Obama tells running mate Joe Biden to keep quiet
NY Post: Joe gets taken to the woodshed
Rush Limbaugh: Obama in Need of a Bailout as Joe Biden Gaffes Keep Piling Up
AP: Biden makes FDR gaffe during CBS interview
NY Post: Now Biden's a 'crash' dummy
AP/Lewis: Biden: McCain shielded offshore tax loopholes
CNN: Biden, Obama helped keep 'Bridge to Nowhere' alive
Fox: Some of the Memorable Gaffes of Democratic VP Nominee Joe Biden
ABC: Obama on Biden's Initial Opposition to AIG Bailout: 'Joe Should Have Waited'
Newsweek: Biden Fires Up the Gaffe-o-Matic
Politico: Biden: 'No coal plants here in America'
CSM: Biden: I was against the ad before I was for it!

American Thinker: Andrew Cuomo and John McCain
NYT: McCain Aides Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac

WSJ/Taranto: A Nut in Search of a Squirrel: Al Gore image consultant: Palin stole my mail!

Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Tied
WaPo: Economic Fears Give Obama Clear Lead Over McCain in Poll
McClatchy: Poll: Obama leads in 4 battleground states
Reuters: Obama ahead of McCain amid Wall St. turmoil: poll
WaPo: Close Contests in Four Key States: Economy Jumps as Top Voter Concern
AP: Poll shows McCain and Obama close in NH
NYDN: Poll: Barack Obama struggling to win over Hillary Clinton voters
Rasmussen: Kansas: McCain Leads Obama 58% to 38%
Rasmussen: Obama Ahead 56% to 39% in Vote-rich California
Rasmussen: Minnesota: Obama Leads McCain 52% to 44%
Arizona Republic: Young voters, solidly behind Obama, registering in droves
Time: Obama Scales Back His 50-State Strategy
Philadelphia Daily News: Don't always believe the polls
Philadelphia DN: Philly Dems note discomfort over Obama among some white voters
Politico: Study: Dems need white vote gain

WaPo/Kurtz: Talked-About Ads Were Seldom Aired

AP/Woodward: McCain and Obama on the issues

NY Sun: Editorial: The Early Vote

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 41 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Wednesday

NATIONAL



WSJ: Bernanke, Paulson Face Skeptics On the Hill Despite Dire Warnings
WSJ: The Paulson Sale
WSJ: Let's Get the Bank Rescue Right
WSJ: Pandora's Bailout
WSJ: Bankruptcy Ploy
Fox: U.S. Rescue Plan 'unacceptable' In Current Form, Dodd Says
WaPo: Bailout Proposal Meets Bipartisan Outrage
NYT: Congress Objects to Lack of Help Aimed at Homeowners
NYT: Buyout Plan for Wall Street Is a Hard Sell on Capitol Hill
NYT: Those Selling a Bailout Find a Skeptical Audience in Lawmakers
NYT: In Bailout Furor, Wall Street Pay Becomes a Target
AP/Davis: Exec pay limits gain support as bailout questioned
WaPo: The Mother Of All Interventions
NY Sun: Bernanke, Paulson Face Tough Audience
NY Sun: Cox Says Congress Should Regulate Credit-Default Swaps
WSJ: Buffett to Invest $5 Billion in Goldman
WSJ: Pickens Funds Down About $1 Billion
American Spectator: Its Paulsons Own Mess
NRO/Kudlow: Give Paulson a Clean Bill
IBD: Housing Complex
LA Times: Ohio senator: Phones 'ringing off the hook' against bailout
US News: Newt Gingrich: Kill the Paulson Plan. Hard.

WSJ: FBI Investigates Four Firms at Heart of the Mess
NY Post: Bailout 'Big 4' in fraud probe
AP/Jordan: FBI investigating companies at heart of meltdown
AP: Report: FBI Investigating Fannie, Freddie, Lehman, and AIG

NYT: At U.N., Bush Reassures Leaders on Economy
NY Sun: Bush at U.N.: 'We Must Stand United'
WSJ: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Triumph

NYT: Economy Overshadows Bushs Agenda as His Term Winds Down
AP/Feller: Analysis: Bailout blues may help define Bush term
Politico: House GOP rises up against Cheney

WaPo: House Democrats to Let Ban on Drilling Expire
Hill: Amid financial mess, Republicans seeking to highlight energy, drilling
AP/Taylor: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire
NYT: Bill Would End Coastal Oil Drilling Ban
Politico: Offshore drilling ban to be lifted

AP: Senate backs relief on AMT
AP/Abrams: House takes up Senate-passed tax break package
NY Sun: Broadened Customs Powers Could Fuel Congressional Bill



NEW YORK

WaPo: Editorial: Stay Put, Charlie Rangel: Let the House ethics committee do its job
NYDN: Mayor Bloomberg wants to slice $1.5B from 2009, 2010 budgets
NYT: Power Authority to Be Run by Veteran of L.I. Utility
Albany TU: 105th Assembly District candidates clash over radio ad
Albany TU: Bloomberg endorses Senate Republicans

NY Post: Vito vetoes new bid at re-election
NYT: S.I. Republicans Press for Fossella on Ballot

TEXAS

Austin AS: DA raises specter of judicial corruption in DeLay associates case
NYT: Barefoot Sanders Dies; Dallas Judge Was 83

CALIFORNIA

NYT: California Budget Is Signed, 85 Days Late and Despised
AP/Lin: Schwarzenegger quietly signs Calif.'s $144.5B spending plan

INDIANA

AP/Davies: Obama out to flip Indiana to Dems

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/LaCorte: Democrats sue over how Gregoire's opponent is ID'd

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Warner Leads Gilmore By 30 Points, Poll Finds

ALASKA

AP/Apuzzo: Amid financial crisis, Stevens asks to skip trial
AP/Quinn: 'Palin power' dimming Obama's spotlight in Alaska

IOWA

NY Post: Contribu-shun: Iowa pol gives up tainted Rangel $$

KANSAS

Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: Roberts Maintains Huge Lead

OHIO

Cincinnati Enquirer: If Ohio polling looks like Chicago, 'thank' Brunner

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September 23, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

WaPo: McCain and Palin Get Their Gear on at Pa. Rally
NYT: McCain, More Critical of Bailout Plan, Faults Oversight
Dick Morris: How McCain Can Prosper in a Bad Economy
NYT: A Scrappy Fighter, McCain Honed His Debating Style in and Out of Politics

YouTube: McCain video ad: Chicago Machine
Washington Times: McCain ad links Obama to corruption

YouTube: McCain video ad: Jim Johnson
YouTube: McCain video ad: Nothing New
YouTube: McCain video ad: Patriotic Act

National Post: FBI probes Democrat's son in Palin email hacking case
NY Post: Feds raid Tenn. apt. of Sarah's 'net hacker'
VolunteerTV: Accused VP Palin hacker hires lawyer
AP/Jordan: Hunt for Palin hacker shaping up to be simple case

Washington Times: Palin to meet with world leaders in New York
AP/Babington: Sarah Palin to meet with 7 world leaders at UN

WSJ/Stanley Kurtz: Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools
IBD: How Obama Applies Alinsky's Rules
YouTube: Video: Bill: Hillary 'Didn't' Want To Be Obama Running Mate

NYDN: Poll: Barack Obama could lose six percentage points on election day for being black
WSJ/Taranto: Men Behaving Bradley: Is the "Wilder effect" the result of pro-black bias?
Rush Limbaugh: AP Poll Sets Up White Democrat Racism Excuse for Obama Loss
American Thinker: The press discovers 'unconscious racism'
NRO/Geraghty: If Obama Wins

WSJ: Doubts on Rescue Plan Spur Fall In Dollar, Leap for Oil
American Spectator: Democrat Delay Game: String out any bailout talks for political gain
WSJ: Treasury Relents on Key Points
WSJ: Blame Fannie Mae and Congress For the Credit Mess

Washington Times: House GOP ready for drilling battle

Hill: House GOP rips draft of continuing resolution

NY: Albany TU: Wednesday: Senate reckoning
MN: Rasmussen: Coleman 48%, Franken 47% in Minnesota
AK: WaPo: Jury Selection Begins In Trial of Sen. Stevens
WA: AP: Gregoire struggling in second-term race

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WaPo: McCain and Palin Get Their Gear on at Pa. Rally
NYT: McCain, More Critical of Bailout Plan, Faults Oversight
Dick Morris: How McCain Can Prosper in a Bad Economy
NYT: A Scrappy Fighter, McCain Honed His Debating Style in and Out of Politics

YouTube: McCain video ad: Chicago Machine
Washington Times: McCain ad links Obama to corruption
American Thinker: McCain hits Obama's Chicago Ties in new ad
WaPo: Hitting Hard on Debatable Points
NY Sun: McCain To Go Negative in Stretch

YouTube: McCain video ad: Jim Johnson
YouTube: McCain video ad: Nothing New
YouTube: McCain video ad: Patriotic Act

Politico: Biden criticizes Obama ad hitting McCain as technologically inept
AP: Biden says ad mocking McCain is 'terrible'

YouTube: Video: Bill: Hillary 'Didn't' Want To Be Obama Running Mate
AP/Matthews: Bill Clinton says he understands Palin's appeal

VolunteerTV: Accused VP Palin hacker hires lawyer
AP/Jordan: Hunt for Palin hacker shaping up to be simple case
Stuff: FBI raids apartment in Palin hacking case
National Post: FBI probes Democrat's son in Palin email hacking case
NY Post: Feds raid Tenn. apt. of Sarah's 'net hacker'
NYDN: FBI searches apartment in Sarah Palin Yahoo! e-mail hacking case

WSJ: How Sarah Got McCain's Groove Back
American Spectator: Beyond "Womens Issues"
Human Events: Palin A Hot Ticket in the Sunshine State
WaPo: Palin, McCain Disagree on Causes of Global Warming
CBS: Palin: McCain Will Initiate Alaska-Like Government Transparency
ABC: Sources: Palin to Help Investigation She Requested
AP/Volz: Palin lawyer meets with investigator in parallel 'Troopergate' probe

Washington Times: Palin to meet with world leaders in New York
AP/Babington: Sarah Palin to meet with 7 world leaders at UN
NY Post: Sarah comes a sailin' into New York
NY Sun: Palin Lands as Belle of U.N. Amid Global Finance Crisis
IBD: Palin's Foreign-Policy Chops

WSJ/Stanley Kurtz: Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools
IBD: How Obama Applies Alinsky's Rules
American Thinker: Obama and Daley's Public Housing Plan
American Thinker: Obama Dollars
WaPo: Obama Distorts McCain Social Security Stances
NYT: McCain Camp Takes Issue With Times Coverage
NRO: Obamas Real-Estate Bust
George Will: McCain Loses His Head

Fox: FOX News/Rasmussen Poll: Race in Swing States Mirrors 2004 Election
Rasmussen: FOX/Rasmussen Swing State Polling
Rasmussen: Florida: McCain Still Ahead by Five
Rasmussen: Ohio: McCain 50%, Obama 46%
Rasmussen: In Michigan, Obama 51% McCain 44%
Rasmussen: Pennsylvania: Obama Holds Three-Point Advantage Over McCain
AP/Hefling: Obama, McCain in tight race in Pennsylvania
Rasmussen: McCain Ahead Again in Virginia, 50% to 48%
WaPo: Obama, McCain In Tight Race in Va., Poll Shows
PolitickerNH: UNH poll: McCain leads Obama by 2
Rasmussen: North Carolina: McCain Continues to Hold Modest Lead
Rasmussen: Minnesota: Obama Leads McCain 52% to 44%
AP/Billeaud: McCain campaign on easy street in Arizona
Reuters: McCain leads Obama 51-41 in rural contests: poll
AFP: Obama takes lead in poll as voters blame GOP for financial crisis
US News: Pollster: Palin Put Women in Play for McCain
UPI: Poll: McCain, Obama nearly tied with women
NY Sun: In Fight for Irish Votes, a McCain Stance Is Questioned
American Thinker: 'Uncharacteristically low' turnout for Obama rally
American Thinker: Former Clinton Staffers Jump to McCain Camp
NRO/Geraghty: If Obama Wins

NYDN: Poll: Barack Obama could lose six percentage points on election day for being black
WSJ/Taranto: Men Behaving Bradley: Is the "Wilder effect" the result of pro-black bias?
Rush Limbaugh: AP Poll Sets Up White Democrat Racism Excuse for Obama Loss
American Thinker: The press discovers 'unconscious racism'

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 42 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Tuesday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Doubts on Rescue Plan Spur Fall In Dollar, Leap for Oil
American Spectator: Democrat Delay Game: String out any bailout talks for political gain
WSJ: Treasury Relents on Key Points
WSJ: The End of Wall Street
WSJ: Blame Fannie Mae and Congress For the Credit Mess
WaPo: Hill Clashes on Rescue Plan; Dollar Drags Down Markets
WaPo: Democrats to Offer Stimulus Measures: 'Protecting Main Street' Is Avowed Goal
WaPo: A New Landscape, the Same Proposals
Washington Times: Crisis to dominate Bush's speech at U.N.
Reuters: Congress haggles over Treasury bailout plan
NY Post: Fiddling as Rome burns: Markets tank as DC Dems drag feet on bailout
AP/Davis: Bush team, Congress haggle over $700B bailout
NYT: With Bailout Picture Unclear, Markets Tumble
NYT: Bailout Plan Talks Advance in Congress
WSJ: Crude Oil Surges; Stocks, Dollar Skid
WSJ: Democrats Craft Bailout Plans To Include Homeowner Help
CQ Politics: Congress, Paulson Inch Closer on Rescue Plan
Hill: Frank cites progress, says bailout possible next week
Hill: Senate Dems, GOP draw battle lines on bailout
Hill: Shelby stands out as bailout critic
American Spectator: Paulsons Instant Gratification
Hill: DeMint opposes Wall Street bailout
Hill: House conservatives want changes to bailout plan
Politico: Hill struggles to find bailout consensus
NYT: Bush Urges Democrats to Act Quickly on Bailout Plan
Rush Limbaugh: Change: Remove the Democrats Responsible for Mortgage Mess
Rush Limbaugh: Where All the Investigations?
Human Events: Dangers in the Bailout
EJ Dionne: Improving Paulson's Cure
Dana Milbank: Hard Landing for the Golden Parachute
NRO/Lowry: Phil Sees the Blame Shadow
NRO/Charen: Find Me a Demon
Newt Gingrich: Before D.C. Gets Our Money, It Owes Us Some Answers

Washington Times: House GOP ready for drilling battle

Hill: House GOP rips draft of continuing resolution
Hill: Senate Dems consider long-term continuing resolution
Jed Babbin: Pelosi 'No Energy' Bill Part of House Draft CR

NYT: Ban Near on Diverting Water From Great Lakes



NEW YORK

Albany TU: Wednesday: Senate reckoning
Albany TU: Cuomo at SEC? Democrats resist idea
NYT: So McCain Would Like Cuomo for the S.E.C.? New York Politicians Chew It Over
NYT: Protest Bedeviled by a Political Side Show
Hill: Bloomberg backs Dem for Fossella seat
NY Post: Vito one step closer to a rerun
NYT: New York City May Raise Property Tax

MINNESOTA



Rasmussen: Coleman 48%, Franken 47% in Minnesota
Washington Times: Third-party candidate rocks tight Minnesota Senate race

TEXAS

Hill: Cornyn goes on the air

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hill: Poll: Hodes may be in trouble

VIRGINIA

Hill: Gilmore suspends press aide for using alias

ALASKA

WaPo: Jury Selection Begins In Trial of Sen. Stevens
AP/Holland: Stevens trial could put several senators, a secretary of state on the stand
Reuters: Corruption trial begins for Sen. Stevens
CQ Politics: Delayed Primary Win for Alaska Rep. Young Raises GOPs Risk

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Budget problems expected again next summer

NEVADA

NYT: Where Election Fault Lines Run House by House

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Mo. gov. candidate stresses political background

ILLINOIS

AP/O'Connor: Ill. Senate passes much-disputed ethics measure

NEW JERSEY

AP/Parry: Bush visits NJ to raise money for GOP hopefuls

WASHINGTON STATE

AP: Gregoire struggling in second-term race

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September 22, 2008

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Telegraph UK: John McCain secures presidential debate advantages
Washington Times: McCain, Obama prep for first debate

NYT: 2 Candidates Back Bailout, With Caveats
WaPo: Candidates Seek Changes In Wall Street Rescue Plan

Michael Barone: Voters Trust McCain on Economy
NYT/William Kristol: A Fine Mess

Miami Herald: Sarah Palin's Florida speech draws tens of thousands
News-Press: Palin draws crowd of 60,000 in The Villages
Palm Beach Post: Palin draws record crowd in Central Florida

Sarah Palin: Palin on Ahmadinejad: 'He Must Be Stopped'
ABC: Palin Says Obama Voting 'Present' on the Economy
Fox: Palin to Meet with Presidents of Iraq, Georgia, Ukraine, Pakistan

WBIR: FBI serves search warrant against UT student in Palin case
Sky News: Palin Hackers Behind Sick Pranks

St. Louis PD: McCain takes slight lead in Mo., new poll finds
Toledo Blade: Ohio survey gives John McCain 6-point edge over Barack Obama
Miami Herald: Herald's Florida poll: McCain 47%; Obama 45%

WSJ: Lawmakers Battle Over Rescue Plan
WSJ: Crisis Draws Attention to McCain Social Security Plan

NY: NY Post/Dicker: Gov mulls massive new cuts
IL: Chicago ST: Gov defends Rezko, blames political system
SC: Rasmussen: South Carolina Senate: Graham 50% Conley 41%
FL: Highlands Today: Dem Congressman's Residency Questioned
NJ: AP/Delli Santi: Poll: NJ voters want a new governor

'08 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN











Telegraph UK: John McCain secures presidential debate advantages
Washington Times: McCain, Obama prep for first debate
NYT: A Big Event: The First Debate

NYT: 2 Candidates Back Bailout, With Caveats
WaPo: Candidates Seek Changes In Wall Street Rescue Plan
NYT: Policies Sound the Same, but Goals Are Different
NYDN: Dem, GOP coffers are fit to be tied
Washington Times: McCain backers woo Jewish vote
Hill: McCain would banish political office from White House
AP/Fouhy: McCain criticizes Obama for lack of leadership
NYDN: John McCain boldly slams President Bush for Wall Street meltdown
NYDN: Brazilian beauty recalls hot Rio affair with young John McCain
WaPo: Steering the McCain Campaign, a Lot of Old Bush Hands
NYT: Loan Titans Paid McCain Adviser Nearly $2 Million
NYDN: John McCain and wife Cindy own 13 cars, Newsweek finds

Michael Barone: Voters Trust McCain on Economy
NYT/William Kristol: A Fine Mess

Miami Herald: Sarah Palin's Florida speech draws tens of thousands
Miami Herald: Palin sees Obama's 20k crowd, raises him 40k
News-Press: Palin draws crowd of 60,000 in The Villages
St. Petersburg Times: Palin's message plays well to adoring crowd at the Villages
Orlando Sentinel: Palin wows 'em in The Villages
Palm Beach Post: Palin draws record crowd in Central Florida
Tampa Tribune: Florida Fans Break Sweat At Palin Rally
Tallahassee Democrat: Sarah Palin's visit to Florida draws thousands of supporters
BayNews9: Palin: 'We will get through' current economic problems
WISP: Senior citizens bear hot temperatures in support of Palin
Politico: Palin draws largest crowd yet for GOP
AP/Farrington: Palin's first Fla. campaign stop a safe one
Sun-Sentinel: Palin and Jewish voters: She would support Israel

Sarah Palin: Palin on Ahmadinejad: 'He Must Be Stopped'
ABC: Palin Says Obama Voting 'Present' on the Economy
Fox: Palin to Meet with Presidents of Iraq, Georgia, Ukraine, Pakistan
NYT: Palin to Meet With Kissinger, Colombian President
NYDN: Sarah Palin set to meet with Hamid Karzai, Henry Kissinger, others
SF Chronicle: Palin energizes California Republicans
NY Sun: Editorial: Governor Palin's Promise
LA Times: Sarah Palin: The 'best people' she knows all have something in common
WaPo: 'First Dude' Todd Palin Illustrates Alaska's Blend of Private and Public
AP/Bauder: Ifill hits jackpot in moderating VP debate
WorldNetDaily: 'Saturday Night Live' skit suggests Sarah's husband guilty of incest
Newark Star-Ledger: Sarah Palin serves the people, not entrenched powers

WBIR: FBI serves search warrant against UT student in Palin case
Sky News: Palin Hackers Behind Sick Pranks

NYT: Obama Led Opponent in Spending in August
NYT: Barack Obama, John McCain and the Language of Race

Detroit FP: Cindy McCain: Polished look to many, but her focus is on others

St. Louis PD: McCain takes slight lead in Mo., new poll finds
Toledo Blade: Ohio survey gives John McCain 6-point edge over Barack Obama
AP: Poll: McCain has slight lead over Obama in swing state Ohio
LA Times: Ohioans aren't focused on Wall Street
Miami Herald: Herald's Florida poll: McCain 47%; Obama 45%
WaPo: As the Battle Rages, It's Time to Check the Pulse of Swing States
Detroit News: McCain's favorable rating falls in Michigan
American Spectator: Time for a GOP Panic? Polls swing toward Obama may not last
American Thinker: Latest Polls show Obama may have peaked again

AP: Today on the presidential campaign trail
AP: 43 Days to the Election: A look at the race for 2008 on Monday



NATIONAL

WSJ: Lawmakers Battle Over Rescue Plan
WSJ: Crisis Draws Attention to McCain Social Security Plan
WSJ: Big Pay for Big Bosses Under Fire
WSJ: A Mortgage Fable
WSJ: Short Sellers Keep the Market Honest
WSJ/Lanny Davis: The GOP Leads A 'Socialist' Bailout
WaPo: As Hill Debates Bailout, Wall St. Shifts Continue
NYT: Bipartisan Support for Wall St. Rescue Plan Emerges
NYT: Democrats Set Bailout Conditions as Treasury Chief Rallies Support
NYT: Foreign Banks Hope Bailout Will Be Global
NYT: In Crisis, Paulsons Power Is Magnified
NYT: Radical Shift for Goldman and Morgan
NYDN: Treasury secretary: Congress better okay bailout
AP/Crutsinger: Administration and Fed move to deal with crisis
Reuters: Fed to regulate Goldman, M.Stanley; bailout takes shape
Reuters: Goldman, Morgan Stanley abandon investment banking mod
Washington Times: Poll: Nevada voters blame GOP for bailouts
Washington Times: Democrats: Bailout support is costly
American Spectator: Financial Collapse Democrats
American Thinker: Congressional Shell Games
Gateway Pundit: Bush Called For Reform of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac 17 Times in 2008

NYT: South Copes With Severe Gas Shortages

NYT: Conservatives Try New Tack on Campuses
WaPo/Kurtz: David Brooks, Rankling Folks Right and Left

Register UK: FoxNews commentator Bill O'Reilly's website hacked

NEW YORK

NY Post/Dicker: Gov mulls massive new cuts
NYT: Paterson Seeks Study of Benefits at L.I.R.R.

NYDN/Benjamin: N.Y. GOP loves Independence Party's nod to John McCain

Albany TU: McCain touts Cuomo for SEC chief
Albany TU: McCain: Cuomo for SEC chief
NY Sun: Victorious Senate Democrats Could Target Eminent Domain

NY Post: Editorial: Waging war on Charlie Rangel

NY Post: NY Mayor seeks early 7% prop-tax hike
NY Sun: NY Mayor Suggests Openness to Federal Post

Albany TU: It's a race as Rensselaer Democrats reject a judgeship deal

ALASKA

NYT: In Alaska Senators Trial, Story of Oil and Politics

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginians Giving At Record Pace to Obama, McCain
WaPo: Editorial: Pandering on Guns: Mark Warner puts politics ahead of D.C. home rule

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Gov defends Rezko, blames political system
Chicago ST: Gov pushes ethics, keeps tainted funds
Rasmussen: Illinois Senate: No Surprise as Durbin Cruising

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: South Carolina Senate: Graham 50% Conley 41%

MINNESOTA

Minn ST: Franken conversation may have sparked 'Saturday Night Live' skit about McCain

FLORIDA

Highlands Today: Dem Congressman's Residency Questioned

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Poll: NJ voters want a new governor

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