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April 30, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

LA Times: Republicans debate impact of Sen. Arlen Specter's defection
NYT: Reaction to Specters Move Is Divided by Party
Power Line: John Cornyn: What the Specter Switch Means
Christine Todd Whitman: Its Still My Party
Cal Thomas: Arlen Specter: Good Riddance
Fox: Analysts Dispute Charge by Specter of GOP Moving Rightward
Wm Jacobson: Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up
David Broder: Specter the Defector
Hill: Top Dems rebel on Specter
Politico: Republicans feud over Specter
Washington Times: Donors demand refund from Specter
Hill: McConnell, other Specter donors want cash back
CNN: Pelosi to Republican voters: 'Take back your party'
CNN: Meghan McCain calls Specter switch 'selfish'
WaPo: House GOP Moderates Dismayed by Specter Move, But Won't Follow Suit
Hill: NRSC using Dem voters to go after Specter
Rush Limbaugh: Arlen Specter's Defection Says Nothing About the State of the GOP

Washington Times: Steele fights back against RNC 'scheme'
WaPo: RNC Move Seen as Bid To Rein In Chairman
Examiner: Embarrassed GOP chair Steele fights for party's control
NYT: G.O.P. Debate: A Broader Party or a Purer One?
Politico: GOP establishment steps in
AP/Elliott: GOP policy group launched outside RNC
ABC: Jeb and Mitt Team Up to Rebrand GOP
Hill: Less than one in four identify as Republican
Politico: Memo: Dems target 29 House GOPers in '10

Washington Times: Congress OKs $3.6 trillion Obama budget
WSJ: Congress Clears $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan
WaPo: Senate Joins House in Approving Obama's Budget Outline
NYT: House Approves Budget Plan
MSNBC: House passes budget with no GOP votes
WaPo: How It Came Down to This: 244 Democrats, 0 Republicans

NYT: Chrysler Bankruptcy Looms as Deal on Debt Falters
WaPo: Talks Tip Chrysler Toward Bankruptcy
WSJ: Chrysler Workers Urge Obama to Support Ownership Push
WSJ: Gettelfinger Motors: The mauling of GM's bondholders reveals Treasury's political hand
WSJ: The UAW in the Driver's Seat

NYT: Shareholders Oust Bank of America Chief as Chairman
NYT: Economic Decline in Quarter Exceeds Forecast
WaPo: In Sharp Contraction, Basis for an Upswing
WSJ: U.S. Gas Fields Go From Bust to Boom
WaPo: Obama Outlines Credit Card Reforms
WSJ: Obama Aims for Fast Private Sector Exit
WSJ: The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism

WSJ: 'Cramdown' Lacks Votes

IBD: Cap-And-Trade: Al Gore's Cash Cow

WSJ: Mignon Clyburn Nominated to FCC

Fox: Rudy Giuliani on Ground Zero Flyover
Rush Limbaugh: Scare Force One Scandal Grows
American Spectator: Flyover Launcher
Fox: Real Cost of 'Stupid' New York Flyover Far More Than Air Force's Total

WaPo: Court Reveals Customary Divide In Wrestling With Anti-Bias Law
NYT: Skepticism at the Court on Validity of Vote Law

WSJ: White House Backs Ending Cocaine-Sentencing Disparity
NYT: Justice Dept. Seeks Equity in Sentences for Cocaine

NYT: Medicare System Overhaul Proposed by Two Senators

James Taranto: Invidious Statistics
Karl Rove: Obama Outsources His Presidency
Ann Coulter: Muslims: 'We do that on first dates'
George Will: The Democrats' Disharmony
Gov. Mark Sanford: Obama's Path to a Lost Decade
Ed Rollins: Is Obama a Clinton or a Carter?

NEW YORK

NY Post: 'Praise' damning GOP boss
Human Events: Could Conservative Issues Have Saved NY-20 for GOP?
Newsday: Wanted: Young Republican Candidates
WGRZ: State Senate Republicans Try New Tack To Restore STAR Rebate Checks
Albany TU: State workers get their raises today, after three-week lag
NYDN: Malcolm Smith cancels Puerto Rico trip over daughter's swine flu symptoms

NEW JERSEY

CQ Politics: New Jersey Governor's Race: Christie Still Ahead, Voters Want to Talk Taxes
RCP: Corzine: I'm Going to Run
AP: Chris Christie leads Jon Corzine in N.J. Gov race, poll says
Daily Record: Lonegan too liberal? There's a surprise

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Coleman appeal ready; Franken hiring
WSJ: Tough Call Looms for Minnesota Governor
Politico: Cornyn: 'Unlikely' that Coleman will lose election
USA Today: Al Franken hires chief of staff

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Governor backs 10% salary cuts for legislators
SacBee: Governor jumps in on pay cut
SacBee: Whitman goes 'MEGa' in bid to be first female governor
SacBee: GOP ideas will take hold if May 19 budget package fails, Senate leader says
SF Chronicle: 5 of 6 budget ballot measures trailing in poll
SF Chronicle: Boxer says her polls have never looked better

TEXAS

Star-Telegram: Smith ready to push ahead in Legislature with revised voter ID plan
Austin AS: Key Republicans voter-ID proposal would not take effect for four years
Dallas MN: Voter ID compromise circulates on House floor
AP/Root: Republican says Voter ID bill could get stricter

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Florida House rejects $444 million in jobless stimulus funds
Miami Herald: Florida House approves growth rewrite bill
AP/Kaczor: House passes bill to ease Fla. growth limits
Ledger: Human Smuggling Bill Sent To Crist
CNN: DSSC takes aim at Crist as he mulls Senate run
CQ Politics: Democrats Preemptively Attack Crist

GEORGIA

Examiner: Ga. Rep. Deal to reveal gubernatorial plans Friday

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Democratic Party stuck in the past

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Hatch: Toomey has no shot in Pa.
Fox: Specter Could Face Challengers in Democratic Primary
WaPo: At Airport in Murtha's District, Wartime Upgrades

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio House Democrats push through budget
Cleveland PD: Ohio Republican leader blasts governor over budget comments
Fox: Boehner May Draw GOP Primary Opponent

MICHIGAN

Muskegon Chronicle: Amid controversy, Utah governor to speak at Muskegon GOP event
Detroit News: Michigan deficit hits $1.32B and is rising
Detroit News: No stopping Michigan political fundraisers

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: In Virginia, Republican McDonnell Favored for Governor
Richmond TD: McDonnell, Howell say Congress should remove strings from stimulus money
WaPo: Surrogates Sling Mud in Va. Race

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Effort to change MO Plan's method of choosing judges fails in the MO Senate
KC Star: Change in way Missouri picks judges unlikely to change

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Plan for picking top judges approved by Senate panel
Memphis CA: Plan would force Tennessee's top judges into contested elections
Nashville Scene: Conservatives Kick Off Push to Take Over Tennessee Judiciary

SOUTH CAROLINA

CNN: Runner-up in RNC race tells GOP to stay conservative
AP/Davenport: Lawmakers vote to force SC gov to take stimulus
McClatchy: Clyburn, Brown lead pack on pork

UTAH



ABC: Utah's Republican Governor Warns GOP Leaders, "You Can't Just Say No"
CSM: More Republican craziness? Now Huntsman isnt good enough for GOP
Salt Lake Tribune: Guv unfazed by cancellation of Michigan event

LOUISIANA

Hill: Republicans target lone Democrat in Louisiana

WISCONSIN

WCOW: Milwaukee County Executive Announces Run For Governor

RHODE ISLAND

CQ Politics: Chafee Backtracks a Bit on Possible Bid For Rhode Island Governor

COLORADO

Examiner: Little-known Weld County DA launches senate campaign

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NYT: New Hampshire Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill





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April 29, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: GOP's Sen. Specter Switches Parties
Washington Times: Specter leaves GOP to run as Democrat for 2010
WaPo: Penn. Sen. Arlen Specter to Switch to Democratic Party
NYT: Specter Joins Democrats; Senate Count May Reach 60
NYT: What Kind of Democrat Will Specter Be?
NYT: Specter Survives, at Least for Now
WaPo: Specter's Switch: Unanswered Questions
CQ Politics: With Specter's Switch, Democrats Tighten Grip On Northeast
LA Times: Specter's departure highlights Republican divide
LA Times: Specter condemned Jim Jeffords' party switch in 2001
WSJ: Specter's Switcheroo
AP: Senate party switchers since 1900
Pat Toomey: Arlen Specter's betrayal: Will embolden Democratic drive toward welfare state
Newt Gingrich: Arlen Specter's Switch
Wm Kristol: Good News for Republicans!
Fred Barnes: What Specter's Defection Means
EJ Dionne: For Specter, Full Circle
Olympia Snowe: We Didnt Have to Lose Arlen Specter
Hill: Snowe, Collins warn the party it must wake up
WaPo/Capehart: Arlen Specter's Switch and GOP's Identity Crisis
American Spectator: Reagan Defeats Specter
James Taranto: Specter makes a philosophical decision, & Senate GOP embrace irrelevance
Rush Limbaugh: Senator Specter Switches Parties in Desperate Attempt at Reelection
Rush Limbaugh: Lib Press Release: Specter Rejects "The Limbaugh-Led Party of No"



AP/Margasak: Democrats urge torture probe by special counsel
Thomas Friedman: A Torturous Compromise

WaPo: Chrysler Creditors Agree to Deal With Treasury
NYT: Tentative Deal Set on Chrysler Debt to Avert Bankruptcy
Detroit News: Chrysler pushed to brink
WSJ: Control of GM Would Create Conflicts for Government
WSJ: The Truth About Cars and Trucks

WSJ: Loan-Modification Plan Revised to Address Second Mortgages

WSJ: Stage Is Set for Next Legislative Battles

NYT: GOP on offense in fight against Democrats' climate bill
Weekly Standard: Cap and Trade the Waxman Way: Emissions for Sale

WSJ: Senate Confirms Sebelius for Health Secretary Post
WaPo: Just Inside 100 Days, Sebelius Completes the Cabinet

WCBS: FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

WSJ: Why Congress Won't Investigate Wall Street

WaPo: Supreme Court Rules that Government Can Fine for 'Fleeting Expletives'
NYT: Supreme Court Backs F.C.C. on Indecency Rule
WaPo: Appeals Court Rejects 'State Secrets' Claim, Revives Detainee Suit
NYT: Judge Says Asbestos Case Can Proceed
AP: Court Hears Case of State Investigations of Banks
Atlanta JC: Is the Voting Rights Act still necessary?
CQ Politics: Senators Defection Changes GOP Calculus on Blocking Judicial Nominations

Washington Times: Spending fight splits RNC
WSJ: GOP Confronts Its Future Viability
Rasmussen: Is The Beltway GOP Irrelevant?
Rasmussen: Republicans Top Democrats on Generic Congressional Ballot
Washington Times: Boehner rips Obama agenda
Rep. Tom Price: Judging the First 100 Days
Newt Gingrich: 100 Days of Devastatingly Swift Success
CBS: Republicans' Cheney Conundrum
Hill: Like GOP, Dems struggle to woo top-notch recruits
Dick Morris: Obama sows seeds of demise
WSJ: The Liberal Hour
WSJ: Let's Hold Obama to His Promise of Transparency
WSJ: John Sununu on Obama's First 100 Days

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Property tax relief is on order
NYT: Citys Finance Chief Resigns Amid Ethics Inquiry
Buffalo News: Paterson stance outrages opponents of gay marriage
Buffalo News: Hiring of ex-Amherst supervisor to state post draws GOP fire

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie's tax attacks don't go unanswered
Star-Ledger: New Jersey GOP fighting against the current
Star-Ledger: Corzine sidesteps vow on donations

MINNESOTA

WSJ: Procedural Control of Senate Hinges on Minnesota
AP/Bakst: Specter switch raises stakes for Franken-Coleman
CQ Politics: Specters Decision and the Minnesota Dispute

MPR: Bachmann seeks help to counter DCCC web site

Star Tribune: Carey will step down as GOP chair

MPR: Senate passes $2 billion tax increase

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Field Poll: California voters oppose five of six May 19 ballot measures
WSJ: Whitman Lays Out Plan to Solve Californias Fiscal Woes
SF Chronicle: Gov. Gray Davis' sage words of advice to Dems on Arlen Specter

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Cornyn's NRSC pleaded for donors to help Specter only a month ago

Dallas MN: House GOP Caucus: Texas must have voter ID law
Austin AS: Looming Republican blow-up over voter ID in the Texas House?

Dallas MN: Hutchison bill would let Texas keep gasoline tax funds

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Most Florida Voters Might Vote for Crist in 2010 Senate Election
AP/Kaczor: Fla. budget impasse resolved, session to extend

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Johnson jumps to governors race
RTO HQ: Chambliss joins RTO bill

ILLINOIS

Chicago DO: Will the Illinois GOP Ignore Social Conservatives in Forming Ticket?

PENNSYLVANIA

MyFox: Toomey 'Surprised' By Specter Switch
ABC: Biden, Casey, Rendell Lobbied Specter to Switch

OHIO


Politico: Boehner facing primary opponent
Middletown Journal: Jones pulls petition to challenge Boehner

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Kent County GOP cancels invitation to Utah gov
Salt Lake Tribune: Michigan GOP official cancels Huntsman event in protest
Politico: Snubbing Huntsman

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Ousted Va. GOP chairmans wife wont run for House
Virginian-Pilot: Amy Frederick declines to run

MISSOURI

Columbia DT: House fast-tracks state income tax cut

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Williams Breaks Another 3-3 Tie in Favor of Republicans

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Obamas effect on S.C. profound during first 100 days

COLORADO

Denver Post: Weld DA declares for Senate
Tribune: Welds DA announces run for the U.S. Senate


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April 28, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: Sebelius Confirmation Expected Tuesday, Senate Aides Say
Kaiser: Senate GOP Support Wavers on Sebelius After Veto on Limit for Late-Term Abortion
KC Star: Swine flu panic helps Sebelius, hurts GOP
James Taranto: But . . . When Pigs Flu: But . . . Mexico has socialized medicine!
Rush Limbaugh: Swine Flu Outbreak? No Problem! Obama Handles from Golf Course

Washington Times: Gun owners attack Rush Limbaugh

WSJ: A 'Classified' Photo Op Turns Into a Soaring Blunder for the White House

WSJ: The Politics of Liberal Amnesia
WSJ: Torture and the 'Truth Commission'
Politico: Liberals push Bybee impeachment
Politico: Leahy to keep with truth commission
Pat Buchanan: Is Torture Ever Moral?

WSJ: Some Lobbyists Try to Skirt Stimulus Ban

Politico: Democrats get budget deal
Hill: Deal pushes budget toward 100th-day goal
WaPo: Squabble Snags Obama Budget

WSJ: GM Offers U.S. a Majority Stake
Detroit News: GM's latest plan would cede control to U.S.

MSNBC: Senate week ahead

WSJ: Waxman Delays Action on Climate Bill

CQ Politics: Supremes To Weigh Voting Rights Act

Ross Douthat: Cheney for President

WSJ: GOP's Hopes Bloom Outside D.C.
CQ Politics: Steeles Silver Lining: Attacks Are Now Coming From Democrats
WaPo: The Republican Shrinkage Problem

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Battle to resume over gun control
NYT: N.Y. Councilmans Role in Sisters Hiring Is Examined
SI Advance: Sen. Marchi's death marks end of an era for Staten Island

NEW JERSEY

CQ Politics: New Jersey's GOP Primary: Lonegan Isn't Christie's Biggest Problem
Life News: New Jersey Gov Candidate Chris Christie Leads Polls, Has Pro-Life Backing
PolitickerNJ: If Lonegan wins, will GOP leaders let him pick a new State Chairman?
PolitickerNJ: With GOP race tightening, some note difference between Lonegan & Schundler

MINNESOTA

MinnPost: Minnesota GOP head Carey stepping down; successor to be named in June
Star Tribune: House passes bill carrying tax hikes - and a veto target
Politico: Democrats go on Bachmann watch
CQ Politics: Bachmann, Democrats Ping-Pong the Rhetoric Over New DCCC Web Site

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: More Homes in California Are Selling
Politico: Is Van Tran the GOP's future?
CQ Politics: Boxer Confirms Re-election Campaign for California Senate

TEXAS

AP: Perry takes Washington, D.C., campaign money
AP: Report: Texas PAC spending jumps

FLORIDA



WaPo: Crist Nears a Senate Decision
NYT: Keeping Jobless Rules Intact, Florida Declines Stimulus Money
Miami Herald: Florida lawmakers returning to work as budget impasse continues
Sun-Sentinel: Florida legislators tackle oil drilling, tax holidays and more
Miami Herald: Oil companies push Florida legislature for offshore drilling
AP: Confidential informant bill passes Florida House

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: GOPs Oxendine is Early Front-runner in Georgia Governors Race
Atlanta JC: Sen. Eric Johnson running for governor
CQ Politics: Johnson Joins Race for GOP Nomination for Governor of Georgia
Atlanta BC: Eric Johnson to run for governor
AP/McCaffrey: Johnson running for Ga. governor
Access North Georgia: Sources say Deal considers run for governor

ILLINOIS

AP/Robinson: Durbin: Corruption-busting prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will stay
Chicagoist: Fitzgerald to Stay On as U.S. Attorney

PENNSYLVANIA



Hill: Specter courts conservatives in Pa. rematch
CBS: The Specter Spectre
AP: US is unprepared for swine flu, Specter warns
American Spectator: Toomey Talks

Philadelphia Daily News: Next guv? Lots to think about
Philadelphia Inquirer: Top Repubican assails Gov. Rendell's budget
AP/Levy: Pa. Senate GOP set for budget clash with Rendell
NRO: GOP Lawmakers Target Ed Rendell's Pay-to-Play

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: House Democrats restore budget money for social services
AP: Ohio House Dems to increase social service funding

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell, Bolling urge drilling off Va. coast
WaPo: GOP Energy Plans
WaPo: State GOP in Limbo
Virginian-Pilot: Former President Clinton campaigns for McAuliffe

MISSOURI

News-Leader: House Republicans march forward with $1B tax cut plan
AP: Mo. House GOP moves quickly on tax break plan

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Selection by governor may be best judicial option
Tennessean: Judge selection debate flares in Tennessee

SOUTH CAROLINA

Free Times: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Running from Sanford
State: Sanford cried over stimulus, according to Newsweek

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Reuters: New Hampshire set for divisive gay marriage vote

NEW MEXICO

WSJ: Mr. King and His Courtiers

KENTUCKY

Politico: Bunning bleeds; McConnell shrugs

COLORADO

Politico: Bennet gets a challenger in Colorado

ALASKA

AP/Thiessen: Palin's legal fund challenged as ethics violation

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: It's official: Walker in race for governor


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April 27, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. Weighs Release of More CIA Memos
WSJ: Memos Foiled Plan to Avoid Revisiting Past
WaPo: Advisers Pressed On Memo Fallout
WSJ: Misconceptions About the Interrogation Memos
Rasmussen: 58% Oppose Further Investigation of U.S. Torture Allegations
CBS: McCain: Don't Investigate Torture Memos
Hill: Bond says torture photos endanger troops
CBS: Leahy: Truth Commission Or Consequences
American Thinker: The Torture Controversy
Politico: Pelosi playing defense on torture
Politico: Cantor, Obama let sparks fly

WSJ: Justices to Rule if U.S. Treasury Can Shield National Banks From New York Laws
NRO: TARP Looking More Criminal by the Minute
NYT: Geithner, as Member and Overseer, Forged Ties to Finance Club
WSJ: Busting Bank of America
Paul Krugman: Money for Nothing

NYT: Chrysler and Union Agree to Deal Before Federal Deadline
WaPo: Chrysler, Union Agree On Retiree Health Fund

Politico: 'Cramdown' will face Senate test

Hill: GOP seizes on energy bill as 'national tax'
Politico: Cap and trade hits speed bumps
Politico: Dingell spars with Waxman on climate

WaPo: Small Businesses Brace for Tax Battle

WSJ: Democrats Clear Path for Health-Care Bills
WSJ: National Health Care With 51 Votes

WSJ: We Need an Immigration Stimulus

CQ Politics: Democrats Chafe at Delayed Nominations

WaPo: Say Yes. What Are You Waiting For?

NEW YORK

WSJ: Another GOP Defeat: Albany lifers are lousy candidates
NY Post: Top Dem: Paterson 'sinking'
NYDN: Governor Paterson not winning approval from Working Families Party; not trying
NYT: Marriage Bill Poses a Test of Loyalties: Church vs. State
Buffalo News: Politics plus pensions equals big bucks
NYDN: Former Staten Island state Senator John Marchi mourned as 'giant'
Newsday: Former State Sen. Marchi dead at 87

NEW JERSEY

NJ: Kean/ Byrne Dialogue: Tough road for New Jersey's third-party candidates

MINNESOTA

InForum: Pawlentys site hints at another run for governor

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: State Democrats decline to endorse 3 of 6 ballot measures
SF Chronicle: Democrats refuse to endorse budget package
SacBee: Democrats fail to back key ballot measure
CQ Politics: Brown Leads Democratic Field in California

TEXAS

AP/Castro: Leadership style of new speaker taking shape

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: Florida Freshman Will Face a GOP Fixture But Which One?

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Neatness could count in GOP race

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Illinois GOP leader critical of Lauzen

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: With economic forecasts dire, Pa. struggles to craft budget

OHIO


Mansfield NJ: Former congressman laments state of the state at GOP dinner

VIRGINIA

Examiner: McAuliffes Democrat and Republican rivals struggling to keep up

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Ethics Complaint Says Price Dodd Paid For Cottage Amounts To A Gift

NEW MEXICO

WSJ: GOP Seeks New Mexico Comeback

KENTUCKY

WaPo: Where the Power of Incumbency May Not Be Enough



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April 26, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WaPo: Effectiveness Of Harsh Questioning Is Unclear
Weekly Standard: The CIA interrogation debate is joined
Michael Barone: The Left's Angry Mob Recalls Madame Defarge
Michael Scheuer: Say It's Osama. What If He Won't Talk?
Kathleen Parker: Is It Torture? The Answer Lies in What We Want to Be
US News: Democrats' Torture Hypocrisy on Bush Memos Won't Go Unnoted
NYT: Dick Cheney: The Visible Man

WaPo: Obama Off to Solid Start, Poll Finds
Politico: Palin's swipe
Politico: RNC raises Wright, ACORN to attack 'arrogant' Obama
Chicago Tribune: Rahm Emanuel: President's chief of staff has lost none of his drive
NY Post: 100 days, 100 mistakes

Fox: Obama, Democrats Eye Tactic to Shield Health Care Plan From GOP Opposition
Boston Globe: Democrats put health reform on faster track



Washington Times: On the Hill, battle on war spending looms

NYT: House Heavyweight Murtha Feels Threat to Power

AP: Pence: Cap-and-Trade would be costly

NYT: After an Off Year, Wall Street Pay Is Bouncing Back
NYT: Editorial: The Stress Test Results

WaPo: Before Census, a Debate Over Prisoners

Mark Steyn: Who will lead the 'post-American era'?
CovNews: Bring back Newt

George Will: The Wreck of a Spoils System

Washington Times: Facebook makes friends with attorneys general

RCP: Can GOP Win Back the House in 2010?

KC Star: Guests on todays TV news shows

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Lack of unity fatal to Tedisco
Albany TU: Some lessons from the 20th
Capital News 9: Republicans react to Tedisco loss
North Country PR: What message does Tedisco's loss send to the GOP?
Hill: GOP sees lessons, silver lining in Tedisco loss

NYDN: Rudy Giuliani dared to run for gov. as Al Sharpton backs David Paterson
NYT: As Some Ring a Death Knell, Paterson Hears a Call to Arms

Syracuse PS: Maffei raised $439,771 in '09

NEW JERSEY

Daily Record: Tactics change for Christie

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota Poll: Most want Coleman to call it quits
Star Tribune: Minnesota Poll: Favorable ratings of Coleman and Franken drop
Bemidji Pioneer: Minnesota Legislature begins its main job: balancing budget

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: To no one's surprise, Boxer is running for re-election
SacBee: Brown, Newsom court Democrats at convention
SacBee: California's low-carbon fuel standard has oil companies anxious

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: A real start for possible Senate race
Dallas MN: Local elections focusing more on political ideologies
Austin AS: Panhandle Republican takes middle path in carbon rules

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Stymied budget taking toll on Republican lawmakers

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Governor race likely to depart from tradition
Atlanta JC: Perdue argues against law, says times and state have changed
Athens Banner-Herald: Secession wrong play for GOP

ILLINOIS

CPR: Gov. Pat Quinn Says Only One Option: Income Tax Hike

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Toomey up by 21
Meadville Tribune: Specter, Casey team up to help farmers
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. quickly budgeting stimulus funds

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Rob Portman and George Voinovich hang out together in Northeast Ohio

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: Big money arrives in Virginia politics

MISSOURI

News-Leader: McCaskill: Tax cut is not intent of stimulus plan

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Tennessee GOP catching up in grass-roots game
Tennessean: Alexander gets praise for coal limitations

SOUTH CAROLINA

Palmetto Scoop: SC House race heats up
Greenville News: Editorial: Republicans fret over party's purity

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: King Co. to pay blogger $225K for witholding docs
AP: Wash. Legislature passes budget to bridge $9B gap

OREGON

Mail Tribune: Walden calls Obama's energy bill 'an Oregon job killer'

NEVADA



Las Vegas Sun: Ensign sees opportunity to ascend

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Ryan draws inspiration from family, mentors
WisPolitics: Walker campaign email confirms guv run

ARIZONA

Arizona Daily Star: McCain challenger Simcox has challenges all his own

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston Globe: Flip-flop hasn't hurt Sen. Gregg

UTAH

Deseret News: Huntsman, Herbert are Utah's political odd couple

ARKANSAS

Pine Bluff Commercial: Senate primary showcase for GOP divides


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