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August 7, 2009


WSJ: Senate Votes 68-31 to Confirm Sotomayor
Wash Times: Senate confirms Sotomayor
WaPo: Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court
NYT: Sotomayor Confirmed by Senate, 68-31
WaPo/Fix: The Politics of the Sotomayor Vote
NYT: Sotomayor Faces Heavy Workload of Complex Cases
WSJ: Justice Sotomayor: Shes lucky she didnt get the Miguel Estrada treatment
Pat Buchanan: A GOP That Can Say No

WSJ: White House Vows to Defend Democrats on Health Reform
Hill: Medicaid costs fueling dispute between states, Senate
NYT: Governors Fear Added Costs in Health Care Overhaul
NYT: Senators Hear Concerns Over Costs of Health Proposal
NYT: Democrats Say No to Cost Cap for Drug Manufacturers
NYT: Unions Join Fray in Health-Care Overhaul
NYT: Over the Airwaves and on Cable TV, Health Care Dominates
WaPo: Senate Health-Care Negotiators Hope to Keep Deal Alive During Break
WaPo: Democrats Weigh the Calculus of Public Insurance
WaPo: Experts Argue for and Against a Public Option
Hill: Axelrod gives Dems their health talking points
WSJ: France Fights Universal Care's High Cost

Charles Krauthammer: Health-Care Reform: A Better Plan
Rush Limbaugh: From the Oval Office, Obama Orders Up His Own Union Mob
Rush Limbaugh: Whose Swastikas, Speaker Pelosi?
Politico: Harry Reid: GOP 'run by a talk show host'
Kim Strassel: Blue Dog Blues: Voters dont want Nancy Pelosi in power
Human Events: Dems Fear Town Hall Meetings
Paul Krugman: The Town Hall Mob
AP/Werner: Activists say no letup for health care protests
Dallas MN: Cornyn accuses White House of compiling 'enemies list'
Byron York: Obama's dissident database could be secret -- and permanent
Wash Times: Obama pledge to whistleblowers in doubt
James Taranto: Democrats play the victim. ObamaCare must really be in trouble
Hugh Hewitt: Why Resistance To Obamacare Is Growing Despite Intimidation and Slander
Michael Barone: Voters nix health care proposals
Scott Rasmussen: Health Reform and the Polls
Rasmussen: Krugman Disses Rasmussen Poll - But Forgets to Fact-Check

WSJ: Senate Democrats Want Climate Bill to Protect Manufacturing
NYT: Climate Bill Is Threatened by Senators
NYT: Senators Issue Warning on Climate Bill
WSJ: The Homely Costs of Energy Conservation
American Thinker: The Real Climate Agenda

AP/Zibel: Fannie Mae seeks $10.7B in US aid after 2Q loss
WaPo: Mortgage Giants' Revamp Disputed

WSJ: Spitzers Incredible Shrinking Case: Greenbergs alleged misdeeds at AIG get smaller
AP: Ex-AIG head to pay settlement

NYT: With Jobs Data Due, Experts See Some Lift From Stimulus
Politico: White House braces for new unemployment statistics
NYT: Another Hurdle for the Jobless: Credit Inquiries

WSJ: Senate Adds $2 Billion to 'Clunkers' Plan
NYT: Senate Adds Cash to Clunkers Plan
WaPo: With Senate Vote, Congress Refuels 'Clunkers' Program
Dana Milbank: Clash of the Clunkers
AP: Senate roll call on 'cash for clunkers'

Stephen Moore: Its Time to Legislate a Spending Cap

WSJ: Congress Gets an Upgrade: $500 Million Slated for Purchase of Eight More Planes

CBS: Obama's Falling Approval Rating
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Craters in Polls
Rasmussen: 71% Say Obamas Policies Have Driven Up Deficit
Michael Gerson: The End of Obama's Honeymoon
Hill: Cantor swipes at Obama policy on Mideast trip

WaPo: Obama as The Joker: Racial Fear's Ugly Face

WSJ: Key Lawmaker Received Countrywide Loans
Hill: Conrad, Issa spar over Countrywide probe
Politico: Kent Conrad rips Darrell Issa investigation

Wash Times: Justice Dept. pressed to explain Panthers dropped charges

WaPo: A $191 Million Question: Relationship between Army official & private contractor

WSJ: Immigration Effort Draws GOP Backer

Wash Times: Kansas senators fight Gitmo move
WSJ: Doubt Raised on Gitmo Closing Date

National Journal: Senate Race Rankings

Politico: Is Bush still relevant?

KC Star: Palin hits Big Apple
CNN: Start spreading the news: Palin in New York


NYT: In Bid for House Seat, a Question of Identity for Republicans Upstate
NYDN: Republicans Staff Up, Take Shots In NY-23
ADE: Candidate from Lake Placid secures Conservative nod for New Yorks 23rd District seat
Albany TU: Senate meets, acts, leaves
NYT: State Senate Renews New York Mayors Control of Schools
NY Post: Gov's party pal: Tapped as 88G-a-year aide amid 'hire freeze'
NYDN: What hiring freeze?! Gov. Paterson hires 'club' pal Gabrielle Turner
Politico: Gillibrand: 'Where's Carl from?'
CQ Politics: Maloney Stays Mum on Plans for New York Senate Run
Politico: Fear and loathing at New York town hall
Buffalo News: Pigeon launches two new political funds for Espada


Rasmussen: New Jersey Governor: Christie Takes 13-Point Lead Again
AP: Protesters plan to push for NJ mayor's resignation
CQ Politics: New Jersey: More Older Voters Want Corzine Out
PolitickerNJ: Does Corzine Have a Viable Comeback Strategy?


MSNBC: VA poll: McDonnell up eight points
NYT: Obama Campaigns With Candidate for Virginia Governor
Wash Times: Obama stumps Va. for Deeds
Hill: Obama raises money for Deeds, sans healthcare talk
CQ Politics: Can Obama Help Democrat in Governors Race?
NYT: State Races Seen as Tests for Obama
Hill: Obama ratings may be aiding GOP in Virginia
Fox: Obama's Campaign Efforts a Double-Edged Sword in Virginia Governor Race

AP: Ex-Aide to Biden Nominated U.S. Atty. in Alexandria

Wash Times: Kaine frees three of 'Norfolk Four' sailors


SF Chronicle: Carly Fiorina gets boost from GOP leadership in possible Senate bid
CQ Politics: Pham Takes on NRCC 'Young Gun' in California 47
SacBee: Big donors sought for Schwarzenegger climate meeting
Dan Walters: 2006 education bill bedevils Schwarzenegger


Dallas MN: Hutchison picks and chooses her issues on key Senate panel
McClatchy: Cornyn predicts 'free-for-all' for Hutchison's Senate seat
AP/Castro: Perry, Hutchison oppose Cash for Clunkers program


News-Press: Crist touts creation of green jobs
CBS4: Marco Rubio's Long Road
Herald Tribune: Rubio gets hint to drop out from former ally
St. Pete Times: Rubio mentor Al Cardenas endorses Charlie Crist
Orlando Sentinel: Pawlenty will be on-hand for GOP get-together in Orlando
Palm Beach Post: What the censure means to Gov. Crist
Sun Sentinel: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist censured in his own state

ESPN: Holtz has no plan to run for office


Augusta Chronicle: Health, not personal problems pushed Cagle out of 2010 run
MyFox Atlanta: Water War Becomes Issue in Gov. Race


NYT: Climate Vote Causing Heartburn for Kirk in Senate Bid
CQ Politics: Hynes Challenging Illinois Gov. Quinn


RCP: Pawlenty Headlining Florida, Ohio GOP Dinners


American Spectator: Toomey for Sotomayor
Hot Air: Confirm Sotomayor, says Pat Toomey
USA Today: Toomey's surprise: He supports Sotomayor
Philadelphia Inquirer: Sestak officially announces he will take on Specter for Senate

CQ Politics: Costello Joins GOP Race in Pennsylvania 6


AHN: Voinovich Declares Support For Sotomayor


AP/Hoffman: MI GOP gubernatorial candidates differ over money
Detroit FP: Influential GOP lobbyist calls for gas tax hike to break stalemate


News-Leader: Blunt blasts public health care option
St. Louis PD: Bond gets points for principle


TimesNews: Ramsey brings gubernatorial campaign to hometown of Blountville
TimesNews: TRP may reinstate Kent Williams as 'bona fide' Republican


WSJ: Edwards Ex-Mistress Appears at Court
NYDN: Former mistress Rielle Hunter, brings love child, to court investigating John Edwards
Swamp: John Edwards' funds: Grand jury eyes


Pickens Sentinel: McMaster formally enters governors race
Item: Rex considers running for governor


CNN: Ron Paul's son following in father's footsteps


Wash Times: Jefferson faces financial hits at sentencing


Des Moines Register: Possible gubernatorial bid spotlights long Branstad record


August 6, 2009


WSJ: Sen. Enzi Won't Rush Into Health-Bill Deal
WSJ: ObamaCares Real Price Tag
WSJ: Grassleys Leverage: The White House bows on ethanol tariffs
WaPo: Senators Closer To Health Package
NYT: Centrist Democrats Upbeat on Health Care Bill
NYT: White House Affirms Deal on Drug Cost
Politico: Pelosi's plan: wine, dine big donors
Politico: Chris Dodd to colleagues: Stick to basics
Hill: Dems seek to unite for recess push
CQ Politics: Health Debate Produces Angry Protests, Angry Retorts
Hill: Cornyn: Public anger on healthcare a good opportunity for GOP
Karl Rove: Health Reform and the Tax Pledge
David Broder: The Blue Dogs and the Bloc Party
Rush Limbaugh: A Warning to Blue Dog Democrats
NYDN: Rush Limbaugh's diet plan probably won't work long-term, experts say

NYT: Agreement on a Vote to Extend Car Program
Detroit News: Senate cuts $2B clunker deal
Detroit FP: Cash-for-clunkers plan heads to Senate vote today
Wash Times: 'Cash for clunkers' extension en route to Senate

WSJ: GOP Eyes Next Court Pick With Sotomayor Vote
NYT: Sotomayor Vote Planned for Thursday
Wash Times: 8 GOP senators for, 30 against Sotomayor
Politico: Kit Bond, Judd Gregg say yes to Sonia Sotomayor
Hill: Shoo-in vote for Sotomayor
Politico: Ralph Reed warns GOP on Sonia Sotomayor
WaPo: Democrats Rally for Sotomayor
Politico: Sonia Sotomayor tops Senate sprint to recess
AP: Senate Poised to Make History With Sotomayor Vote
Politics Daily: What We Still Don't Know About Sonia Sotomayor

WaPo: U.S. Considers Remaking Mortgage Giants
WSJ: Regulator of Fannie, Freddie to Step Down
WaPo: Regulator of Mortgage Giants to Step Down
NYT: As U.S. Weighs Future of Housing Giants, Overseer Is Leaving

NYT: U.S. to Reform Policy on Detention for Immigrants
James Taranto: Why children of illegal aliens are natural-born citizens
Ann Coulter: Obama birth certificate spotted in bogus moon landing footage

NYT: Geithner Takes Regulators to Task on Turf Battle

WaPo: Grants Steered to Green Car Research: $2.4 Billion for Battery Makers
Wash Times: Stimulus to aid foreign battery makers

NYT: Democracy Behind Bars

NYT: St. Martins to Publish Mitt Romney Book
Politico: Sarah Palin calls divorce report 'made up'
Politico: Huck: Obama 'most pro-abortion' pres.
Human Events: Newts New '2+2=4' Campaign
CBS: Is It 2012 Already?

Politico: John Cornyn embraces declining President Obama polls


Albany TU: Senate back, but no drama?
AP: NY Senate to seal mayoral control of NYC schools
AP/Virtanen: Inmate legal aid tops pork derby
NYT: Leader of Carpenters Union and 9 Others Indicted in Corruption Inquiry
Albany TU: No-work state worker wins hearing
Business First: Added license plate fee irks Collins
NYDN: Unions Mail Against Collins
Watertown DT: Hoffman urges GOP to change mind
Politico: Town hall trouble from both sides now
PressConnects: State Senate will ignore anti-gun bills for now


Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie once again touts anticorruption plan
Star-Ledger: N.J. corruption scandal takes centerstage in governor's race
NYT: With Scandal as Backdrop, New Jersey Race Heats Up


Fox: Virginia GOP Governor Nominee to Rebut Obama Weekly Radio Address
Wash Times: Obama loses favor in Va., could hurt Deeds
Politico: Jon Corzine resurrects George W. Bush in governor race
WaPo: Ex-Lobbyist Called Top Candidate for Alexandria U.S. Attorney


CQ Politics: For Cornyn, Grass Seems Greener In Fiorina Candidacy
WSJ: Bratton Joins Private Sector After 7 Years as L.A.'s Top Cop
Human Events: How California Can Avoid a Sequel of the Budget Crisis
BAR: California support for same-sex marriage still below 50 percent
San Diego UT: California voters increasingly 'tolerant'
McClatchy: Democrats target House GOP stalwart in California


Dallas MN: Cornyn optimistic on Republican changes in 2010 elections
McClatchy: Cornyn is confident that Republicans could keep Hutchison's seat
AP/Shannon: Analysis: Latinos could be factor in GOP slugfest


USA Today: Capitol presents final Hill to climb for Holtz
LA Times: Lou Holtz is trying to see if he is politically correct

CQ Politics: Rival Emerges In Florida 16

Miami Herald: Tempers flare in S. Fla. over healthcare overhaul

Daytona Beach NJ: Special election called to replace the late Sen. King
AP: Crist sets date for election to fill King seat


AJC: Southern Republicans, it seems, have seceded from sanity


ABC: Kirk speaks out against healthcare reform plan
Chicago DO: The Bright Side of Mark Kirk on the US Senate Primary Ballot


Star Tribune: Sizing up the Sixth District for 2010
Star Tribune: Democrats getting an earful on health care during recess


Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell signs stopgap budget
Pittsburgh PG: Rendell signs partial budget, vetoes more than half
Reuters: Pennsylvania gets stop-gap budget, Philly left out
LA Times: Editorial: Arlen Specter's challenge


CQ Politics: Strong Challenger in Ohio 12


AP/Martin: Tax hike talk grows without budget plan in Mich.
Detroit FP: Don't cut help for poor, protesters in Lansing say
Detroit News: Proposed cuts to Mich. budget hurt poor


St. Louis PD: Missouri's senators not playing to type on "Cash for Clunkers"
AP/Davis: GOP Sen. Bond says he'll vote for Sotomayor
Joplin Globe: Rep. Blunt touts GOP plan for health-care reform


NRO: Gordons Blue-Dog Blues


WRAL: Lawmakers pass $19B state budget
Winston-Salem Journal: Perdue expected to sign off on state budget of $19 billion
Charlotte Observer: Sales tax rate to rise on Sept. 1
AP: North Carolina: State Budget Approved


WMBF: Sanford set to return to work after two week trip
WCNC: Sanford's longtime spokesman calls it quits


WSJ: Jefferson Guilty in Bribery Trial
Wash Times: Jefferson found guilty on 11 counts
Hill: Former Rep. Jefferson guilty on 11 of 16 counts
WaPo: Jefferson Convicted In Bribery Scheme
NYT: Ex-Rep. Jefferson Convicted in Bribery Scheme
Politico: William Jefferson convicted in freezer cash case


AP: Alaska: Changes to Ethics Law Urged


Louisville CJ: Paul says he will run for Senate
USA Today: Rand Paul joins race, fundraises in NYC
AP/Alford: Ron Paul son Rand joins Ky. GOP race for Senate
Politico: Comments you don't want to make at the start of Kentucky primaries
Politico: Democratic race goes blue in Kentucky
SmartBrief: Obama nominates Ky. Republican for post on safety commission


CQ Politics: New Hampshire: Butt Out of GOP Primary


Hill: Cornyn promises well-funded challenger for Reid
Hill: Cornyn won't commit to endorsing Ensign


WaPo: Maryland Is Third-Most Democratic State, Poll Says


NYT: Arizona G.O.P. Divided Over Budget
Arizona Republic: Arizona Senate buys time to get sales tax on ballot


AP: Conn. Republicans to unveil new budget plan


August 5, 2009


WSJ: As Congress Goes on Break, Health Lobbying Heats Up
WaPo: Groups Take Health-Reform Debate to Airwaves
Wash Times: Democrats see phony health bill outrage
WSJ: Dems vs. Dems
WSJ: Blue Dogs or Corporate Shills?
Politico: Class war: Junior Dems split on health bill
Politico: With bill elusive, Democrats pitch small ball
Politico: Barack Obama vs. Drudge Report
CQ Politics: Health Care Ad Wars Heat Up as Recess Begins
Hill: Health insurance industry pushes back on Democrats
Arthur Laffer: How to Fix the Health-Care Wedge
James Taranto: Town Hells: Dems get an earful from their constituents
Fred Thompson: Right accused of hyping risk of terminal talks with the aged
Dick Morris: 'Reform' at seniors' expense
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Becomes a Caricature

CSM: GOP senators concede on Cash for Clunkers
WSJ: Reid Says Senate Will Extend 'Clunkers' This Week
Wash Times: 'Clunker' support gains some traction
NYT: Senate Is Expected to Extend Clunker Trade-Ins

AP/Davis: Parties preview Sotomayor debate
Politico: Senate kicks off Sotomayor debate
CQ Politics: Sotomayor Has the Votes
WaPo: GOP Senators Seem Unconcerned About Hispanic Backlash
Marco Rubio: Opposing the philosophy of Sonia Sotomayor isn't anti-Hispanic

Politico: Climate bill may fall by the wayside
WSJ: Why Nuclear Power Is Part of Our Future
Wash Times: Report: Climate bill spells gloom for jobs
Politico: Group pushes 'clean coal' in ad blitz

WSJ: Stimulus Slow to Flow to Infrastructure
WSJ: Foreclosure Plan Is Off to a Bumpy Start
Hill: Issa wants answers from Emanuel

CQ Politics: Guantnamo Ire Provokes Senate Threats
Rep. Peter Hoekstra: Gitmo North?

AP: Palin's use of private e-mail subject of hearing

Hill: Bush staffers run for election likely to test Ws legacy
Politico: Two GOP Reps. hit the road in search of candidates
Kathleen Parker: Southerners weighing heavily on Republican Party
Kathleen Parker: A Tip for The GOP: Look Away


NYDN: Union bigs push Cuomo for gov run
NYT: New York Seeks Millions in Tax From Lehman


Star-Ledger: Chris Christie to unveil plan to crack down on political corruption
Star-Ledger: GOP governor candidate Chris Christie takes campaign to Franklin
NYT: Mayor in Corruption Inquiry Wont Quit, and Residents Worry
AP: Poll finds N.J. voters not swayed by lieutenant governor's race
AP: N.J. governor's race receiving more outside funding from special interest groups

Star-Ledger: Three indicted on election fraud charges in N.J. senate race


Wash Times: Poll: McDonnell widens lead in Va. race
Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell, GOP ticket up in new poll
WaPo: Is Race for Governor More About Obama?
Richmond TD: McDonnell says he would not raise taxes for roads


SacBee: Field Poll contends GOP is isolated as California shifts left
LA Times: Federal judges order California to release 43,000 inmates
SacBee: Judges order California to cut prison population by 40,591
NYT: California Prisons Must Cut Inmate Population
Dan Walters: State of denial on prisons boomerangs


Dallas MN: Perry quick to accept invite to debate primary rival Hutchison
AP/Castro: Hutchison, Perry accept debate invites


NBC: Five Reasons Why Lou Holtz Would Make a Great Congressman
St. Pete Times: Pinellas GOP denies link to Facebook page with image of Obama as Joker
Tampa Tribune: House Sansom hearings on hold for criminal trial


Atlanta JC: Olens gains primary opponent in bid for AG
Rome NT: Candidate with Floyd County ties to seek AG seat
Atlanta BC: Isakson: Democrats going wrong way on health care


CQ Politics: 2010 Campaigns Begin in Illinois
Politico: House race may split black vote


CQ Politics: Tinklenberg Out of Minnesota 6 Race


WSJ: Specter Faces Democratic Primary Challenge
Wash Times: Sestak challenges Specter, defies Obama
CQ Politics: Sestak Loves 'Being The Underdog'
Hill: Senate candidates from opposite sides use same strategy against Specter


AP/Majors: Embattled lottery director resigns


Politico: Administering some love to Michigan


SCM: Bond, Blunt, area ag leaders discuss concerns about cap and trade bill
News-Leader: Blunt among birth certificate skeptics in online interview
St. Louis PD: GOP looking for Ike to take a hike: Republicans target Skelton


Reuters: Sen. Corker says could support more "clunker" funds


Fay Observer: North Carolina budget nears approval
News & Observer: Budget raises your taxes
BRN: GOP: Time is ripe to unseat Shuler


Post and Courier: McMaster opens governor campaign
Palmetto Scoop: McMaster files for guv, staffs up


CQ Politics: Castle to Decide on 2010 in 'Month or So'


Human Events: 'Countrywide Chris' Dodd


Las Vegas Sun: For now, Ensign in GOPs good graces


August 4, 2009


Boston Globe: Romney, Pawlenty spar on healthcare
Examiner: Editorial: Put the health care reform bill online, now
Pat Buchanan: Time To Go, Grampa
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Approaches Tipping Point As Nation Erupts Over Health Care

Wash Times: Health reform bill gets no recess respite
Politico: Democrats's break looking like a bad trip
Wash Times: Schumer: Health bill possible without GOP
Politico: Clock ticking on bipartisan bill
Hill: Left is miffed at Pelosi over her comment
Politico: Recess health care ad blitz kicks off
CQ Politics: Health Care Message Gets West Wing Tune-up
Radio Iowa: Grassley says health care could be done by November
Hill: Sen. Enzi: No deadline for healthcare talks
Hill: Senate Dems have backup plans for healthcare
WSJ: Silicon Valley Has a High-Tech Prescription to Cure Health Care's Swollen Costs
CQ Politics: Health Care Debate a Campaign Cash Cow

WSJ: Global Warming and the Poor
WSJ: American Babies Are Ruining Everything
Politico: Edward Markey raps coal group on forgeries

NYT: Obama Renews Vow of No Middle-Class Tax Increase
Hill: Tax trial balloon pops
WSJ: Teeing Up the Middle Class: Joe the Plumber’s tax vindication is nigh
James Taranto: A novel way of blaming George W. Bush for Barack Obama’s mistakes
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Administration Breaks No-Middle-Class-Tax-Increase Pledge

WSJ: White House Counsel's Job at Stake

WSJ: Security Cyber Czar Steps Down
WaPo: Top Cybersecurity Aide At White House Resigns

WSJ: Senate GOP Leader to Question 'Clunkers' Extension
US News: DeMint, McCain Oppose 'Cash for Clunkers' Push
NYT: Spurring Sales, Car Rebate Plan Is Left Up in Air
WaPo: Cash for Clunkers Deal Drives Auto Sales
Wash Times: Clunker debate teams up old foes: Senate vote will be close
Politico: White House pushes 'cash for clunkers' funding
WSJ: The Killer App for Clunkers Breathes Fresh Life Into 'Liquid Glass'
Hill: Reid juggles hectic final week agenda
Rush Limbaugh: The Cash for Clunkers Boondoggle

WaPo: Dueling Public Interests In Policing Rescued Firms

WaPo: Va., N.Y. Districts Vie for 9/11 Case
NYT: Obama Administration Weighs in on State Secrets, Raising Concern on the Left
Wash Times: Panel blasts dismissing Panther case

Politico: DNC to Supreme Court: Don't discourage small donors

LA Times: Senate set to begin Sotomayor debate
Wash Times: Gun foes see new hope with Sotomayor
AP/Davis: Senate opens debate on Sotomayor for Supreme Court
NYT: McCain Will Vote Against Sotomayor
Politico: John McCain, in the middle, says no
WSJ: McCains Decision Confirms a Partisan Trend on Sotomayor
Politics Daily: McCain's 'No' on Sotomayor Could Haunt Him in 2010
CQ Politics: Yesterdays Spats Shadow Todays Court Debates
NYT: Off the Bench, Souter Leaves Farmhouse Behind

WSJ: Bill Clinton in N. Korea; Captives Discussed
NYT: Bill Clinton in North Korea to Seek Release of U.S. Reporters
WaPo: Reports: Bill Clinton Arrives in N. Korea
Wash Times: Bill Clinton in N. Korea to free newswomen
Politico: Bill Clinton begins rescue mission
AP: Graham hopes Clinton NKorea mission is an opening

NYT: Staying Tough in Crackdown on Immigrants

NYT: Editorial: States in Distress

Wash Times: Republicans closing gap in polls

AP: A look at Democrats targeted by House GOP

Politico: August homework for the GOP

Politico: Why is the GOP slighting Hispanics?


Human Events: New York Trading Down
NYT: City Hall Broke Rules Funneling Money to Groups
Albany TU: $2.3 million for Capital Region crime fighting


AP: Christie widens lead over Corzine in new poll
NYT: Big Donors Make End Run in New Jersey Campaign
Politico: Corzine hoping for an Obama bounce


WaPo: Va. Politics: Party Chairs Trade Barbs on Welfare Comment
Richmond TD: State GOP leaders remarks decried
DNR: McDonnell Awaits Rest Stop Reply
News-Advance: Deeds swings through rural parts of Central Virginia


CQ Politics: Whitman's in the Money in Calif. Governor's Race
SacBee: Twitter to join GOP fall debate
SacBee: Field Poll: Changing electorate
Dan Walters: Polling reveals California's fragmented electorate
SacBee: Steinberg, Schwarzenegger on vacation


AP/Root: Were Hutchison's earmarks a conflict of interest with husband's bond business?
Houston Chronicle: Judicial vacancies might be filled while truce holds
NYT: Doggett Shouted Down Over Health Care Plan
Austin AS: Texas is competitive between the parties, Gallup says


Orlando Sentinel: Ex-coach Lou Holtz considering running for Congress in Central Florida
WDBO: Lou Holtz for Congress in Central Florida?
Orlando Sentinel: Ex-Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz eyeing Central Florida congressional run
Human Events: Florida Congressman: Stimulus Bill Is Funding Porn
Miami Herald: Politics, pensions a tricky balance
Palm Beach Post: Florida panel to weigh ex-speaker Sansom's fate in ethics probe
St. Pete Times: Florida House to judge former speaker Ray Sansom and itself
Tallahassee Dem: Legislators to hold memorial for former Senate President Jim King today


AJC: Lawmakers who owe taxes now in ethics probe


Daily Herald: Kirk presents rival plan for health care reform
Chicago Tribune: Illinois politics opens Tuesday for February primary
Chicago Sun-Times: Sources: Hull wanted Obama's Senate seat


Hot Air: Resurging Republicans in Minnesota?


WaPo: Specter-Sestak Under the Microscope
Politico: Joe Sestak takes the plunge
Hill: Rep. Sestak to announce Senate bid Tuesday


Enquirer: Strickland taps Crowley for state board


Detroit News: Candidate field to get a trim during primary
WSJ: Two Cities Hurt by Auto Woes To Vote on a Path for Future
Ted Nugent: Michigan on Life Support


CQ Politics: Martin Explores Bid For Missouri Rep. Carnahan's Seat


CTFP: More in Tennessee leaning Democratic, poll says


Fay Observer: GOP ads target N.C. congressman on health care


Politico: Republicans see chance for North Dakota Senate seat


Hill: Republicans in New Hampshire scoff at D.C.s role in Senate race
Hill: NRSC to host fundraiser for N.H.'s Ayotte


AP/Massey: Firms with NM investments donated to Richardson


OregonLive: Gallup: Washington, Oregon stay strongly Blue


WaPo: Maryland: More Blue than New York or California?


August 3, 2009


LA Times: U.S. prison plan for Guantanamo inmates under review, officials say
WaPo: New Detainee Site In U.S. Considered
AP/Jakes: Military-civilian terror prison eyed

NYT: Two Sides Take Health Care Debate Outside Washington
Boston Globe: Democrats reframing insurers as obstacle
Star Tribune: Health insurers fighting overhaul plan with cash
WaPo: Democrats Find Rallying Points on Health Reform, but Splinters Remain
Politico: 5 things to watch during recess
Politico: As recess begins, the heat is on
Politico: Senate Democrats spar over public plan
Hill: Hatch: Dem healthcare plan out of this world
CQ Politics: Health Bills Allow Some a Religious Exemption
Gov. Tim Pawlenty: To Fix Health Care, Follow the States
Lanny Davis: Obama's health plans confusing
Jed Babbin: Teachable August
Rep. Darrell Issa: Affordable Coverage, Dependable Care for All Americans

WaPo: Falling Behind On Green Tech

WSJ: White House Flags Jobs, Deficit Concerns
WaPo: Economic Messengers Perform on a Tightrope
Wash Times: Geithner, Summers hedge on tax hikes
Politico: Timothy Geithner won't rule out new taxes
WSJ: States, Cities Spend for Stimulus Cash
WSJ: Drug, Energy Firms Buck Lobbying Decline
WSJ: The Antitrust Anachronism
Ross Douthat: Blue-State Blues
Paul Krugman: Rewarding Bad Actors

WSJ: 'Clunkers' Rebates at Risk Unless Senate Acts
WSJ: More Cash for Clunkers?
NYT: Cash for Clunkers Becomes a Republican Target
Politico: GOP could block clunkers cash
Hill: McCain will lead GOP opposition to cash-for-clunkers
Hill: Clunkers bill could face tougher road in Senate
WSJ: Cash From Clunkers: Lets have a $4,500 subsidy for everything

Andrew Breitbart: On race, 'No, he can't!'
AP/Lavoie: Gates Says He's Able to Joke About Arrest

AP: McCain Is Undecided on Sotomayor
NYT: Party Policy Shifts With the Majority

CQ Politics: Crowded Agenda Before Senate Recess Begins Friday

WaPo: 'High Risk, High Reward': McCain's choice of Sarah Palin

NYT: New Owner for the Magazine 'The Weekly Standard' as Political Tastes Change
EJ Dionne: The GOP's Extremist Dilemma

WSJ: Gay Marriage, Democracy, and the Courts

Politico: RNC Chairman Michael Steele finds his voice
American Thinker: The GOP is not a group, it's a party

CQ Politics: Top Early Money Candidates In Open-Seat Races

Politics Daily: Conservative Bloggers Hold Conclave


NYT: On Governors Race, Cuomo Stance Is Wait and See
NY Post: Latest fiscal gloom could doom Gov
NYDN: Attendance in Albany is optional for some NY lawmakers
NYT: Editorial: A New Gap for Albany
Albany TU: Search for pork by legislator, county
Albany TU: Devil's in the numbers


Star-Ledger: Comparing Lt. Gov. picks


WaPo: Dems Continue Anti-Bush Campaign: Ex-President's Record Used Against McDonnell


SacBee: Governor's inmate reduction program: How will it work?
Dan Walters: California's supermajority budget vote in the crosshairs


SA News: Cornyn says many Republicans eyeing seat
Politico: Texas Senate seat within Democrats's reach
Austin AS: Waiting for Hutchison: Plenty of Texas aspirants caught in her political pileup


Politico: Lawyer says Feeney investigation over


AJC: Party ties aside, bill unites two senators


Chicago Business: Business bored by GOP field


AP/Bauer: Effort to share Wis., Minn. resources hits snags
Minn Post: State GOP bloggers lose their leader, Michael Brodkorb


AP/Scolforo: Stalled Pa. budget no closer after 2-hour talks


Columbus Dispatch: State wants gambling money; do politicians?


Detroit News: Low turnout expected for Detroit primary election


Student Life: MBA graduate and law professor face off in Mo. state auditor race


Knox News: 5 of 7 gubernatorial candidates get money they can't legally use
Tenn: Rutherford election commission may hire attorney for GOP members to fight suit


Politico: Bev Perdue already faces rocky road
Hill: In North Carolina, its dj vu all over again


Anchorage Daily News: Lu Young, wife of Rep. Don Young, dies at 67


Hill: Nelson, liberals escalate feud


August 2, 2009


WaPo: Obama Trims Sails On Health Reform
Chicago Tribune: Health care legislation: Democrats face tough questions from constituents
Wash Times: 5 panels work on 5 different health plans
AP/Zaldivar: Both sides shift health care debate to Main Street
Hill: Unions budget up to $15 million for August campaign
NYT: Editorial: Curbing Runaway Health Inflation
Michael Reagan: A Presidential Pattern of Acting Without Facts

Leon Panetta: Congress and the CIA: Time to Move On

AP/Davis: NRA threats fail to sway senators on Sotomayor

NYT: Prolonged Aid to Unemployed Is Running Out
NYT: $100 Million Payday Poses Problem for Pay Czar

NYT: Confusion Surrounds Clunkers Program
Hill: McCain, McCaskill oppose more clunker funding
St. Louis PD: Not all in Congress agree with extending cash-for-clunkers program
Rasmussen: Most Oppose Cash for Clunkers, but Many Willing to Take the Money if Offered

Hill: Ag groups lobby Senate on food safety bill

NYT: Despite a Decade of Controversy, the Faith-Based Initiative Endures

CQ Politics: Reid Pushes Workaround For Hot Spot Travel Ban

Wash Times: RNC reconsiders primary schedule
Hill: Analysis: It's Steele's party -- kind of

Politico: States' woes could drag Democrats down

Hill: Justice Department drops probe of ex-Rep. Feeney

NYDN: Sarah Palin divorce reports are untrue, says the ex-governor of Alaska's people
Politico: Sarah Palin beats press to blog claim
Swamp: Sarah Palin divorce chatter: Denials

CQ Politics: Huckabee Takes Sides in 2010 Primaries

CQ Politics: HillPAC Shuts Down

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Human Events: Stephanopoulos Faces Conservative Critic Malkin on Sunday Show


Albany TU: Pork money goes south: $3.7M spending shift to New York City, Westchester
Albany TU: Murphy: No more clunker cash just yet
Post-Journal: NY Congressional Delegation Chimes In On Public Health Insurance Debate


Press of Atlantic City: Van Pelt resigns, citing public's 'outrage' over corruption charges


Hill: Obama campaigns to keep Virginia in blue column
Salena Zito: Fall eyes on Virginia


AP: Former eBay CEO has cash cushion in Calif campaign
SacBee: State workers union gives leaders permission to strike
SacBee: Offshore drilling debate won't end with budget accord
LA Times: California's redevelopment agencies face an uncertain future
Dan Walters: Recession holds key to budget


Dallas MN: Perry: Hutchison's call for him to leave governor's race 'bizarre'
Dallas MN: Hutchison and Perry join Sean Hannity


St. Pete Times: Local Florida Republican activists cool to Crist's Senate campaign
Miami Herald: Florida House to investigate ex-Speaker Sansom's dealings with college


AJC: Congressman Deal steps up for governors race


AP/Levy: Is the air going out of Pa.'s state budget battle?


Toledo Blade: GOP filings questioned


Detroit FP: Despite guilty plea, Monica Conyers could make Detroit's Nov. 3 ballot


KSPR: Blunt and Bond Trash Cap and Trade


Tennessean: Tennessee gubernatorial candidate promises cleanup of THP


WRAL: Burr: Health overhaul could decimate N.C. economy


CQ Politics: New Mexico Gov Field at Two With More Likely


Hill: Nelson pushes back hard against liberal attack ad


Times-Picayune: Sen. David Vitter says the Southerners are all right


August 1, 2009


WSJ: House Panel Approves Sweeping Health Bill, 31-28
Wash Times: Key panel OKs health care bill
WaPo: House Committee Approves Health-Care Package
AP/Werner: GOP blasts Dems' health care legislation
NYT: Health Bill Clears Hurdle, and Hints at Consensus
Hill: House panel approves healthcare reform bill
Hill: Liberals will get single-payer vote on House floor
Politico: President Obama's health plan passes key hurdle
WaPo: Health Reform Is Messy Business
Hill: Veterans groups have grave concerns on health bill
WaPo: Talk Radio Campaign Frightening Seniors
Politico: Nancy Pelosi outlines August plan of attack
Politico: See you in September
CNN: DCCC campaign hits vulnerable GOP incumbents on health care
WSJ: Agencies Seek to Use Stimulus Funds to Find Cheaper Health Care
NYT: Obamas Pledge to Tax Only the Rich Cant Pay for Everything, Analysts Say
WSJ: Democrats Show Strain of Heated Battles
WSJ: A soda pop tax and government health care wont cure obesity
James Taranto: Would You Buy a Used Kidney From This Man?
Rush Limbaugh: Barney Frank: Public Plan Will Lead Us to Government-Run Health Care

WSJ: New Cash Steered to Clunkers
Wash Times: House triples 'clunker' cash, despite flaws
NYT: House Approves $2 Billion to Extend Clunker Plan
Detroit FP: House OKs $2 billion more to buy clunkers
Rush Limbaugh: Government Disasters: Cash for Clunkers, Obamacare for Suckers

WSJ: House Passes Bill to Curb Executive Pay
NYT: House Approves Limits on Executive Pay

NYDN: House OKs pardon for first black boxing champ Jack Johnson

Kathleen Parker: A Crude Reality About Energy Independence

WSJ: The Shareholder Bill of Rights is good for union leaders but bad for business

NYT: Federal Agencies Diverted Earmark Money
Hill: Contractor convicted in earmark probe

CNN: GOP leader bashes Obama's happy hour
WSJ: From Wilsons brewery ban to JFKs French champagne, a presidents drink choice
Shelby Steele: From Emmitt Till to Skip Gates: Black victim, white oppressor
Politico: 911 caller gets flowers & note from prof, not Obama

Politico: 58 percent of GOP not sure/doubt Obama born in US
CQ Politics: Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Obama Was U.S.-Born

WSJ: Pulling No Punches: The maverick on Obamanomics, Sarah Palin, and the media

Wash Times: RNC puts off vote on ethics proposal
Hill: Steele raised campaign cash from RNC vendors
Hill: RNC looks inward after months of negotiation
Wash Times: Rules fight seen as window to GOP's future
Hill: RNC eliminates states from convention contention
WXOW: Pawlenty speaks to Republican National Committee
AP/Blood: Minn. governor urges GOP to broaden party base
Star-Ledger: Republican Party: North vs. South in GOP
EJ Dionne: Can Republicans escape their extremists?

Politico: Newt's big cash haul: $8 million
Politico: Huck pays daughter $29k
CQ Politics: GOP PACs Dominate

AP/Blood: Iowa, NH defend spots in presidential contests


Albany TU: $2.1B budget deficit forecast
NYDN: Senate shuffle in Albany cost 741G in lump sum vacation pay
Albany TU: $42 million biomedical research project touted last year by Bruno disappears
NYT: In New York, It Takes More Than Beer to End Feuds
NYDN: Official e-mails reveal boondoggle over Air Force One's Manhattan flyover
AP/Gormley: 'Identity politics' increasingly shaping NY policy
Fox: Giuliani on Health Care Consequences
Watertown DT: Scozzafava is well prepared to represent NNY in Congress


TPM: Can Dems Turn Things Around In New Jersey And Virginia?
RCP: Four Months To Learn to Say 'Gov. Chris Christie'
NRO: Democrats for Chris Christie
AP: Ethics on center stage in NJ gov's race
Paul Mulshine: Try dreaming a possible dream, Chris

Human Events: Behind the New Jersey Scandals
Reuters: Two more NJ politicians resign amid graft probe


PennEnergy: Deeds, McDonnell Address Farm Forum
Richmond TD: McDonnell writes Kaine on ideas to reopen rest stops
WaPo: McDonnell Secures a Vote -- or Two
Roanoke Times: Candidates discuss stands on agriculture, rural issues
WaPo: Deeds, McDonnell and a Roomful of Farmers


SacBee: Whitman has $19 million ready
SF Chronicle: Brown, Whitman lead money race for governor
Mercury News: Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman open big fundraising lead in 2010 gov's race
Legal Newsline: GOP strategists: Brown on his way to becoming governor, again

WSJ: California Deal Leaves More Kids Uninsured
John Fund: California Is Still Not Out of Its Budget Hole
AP/Lin: Public pensions draw scrutiny amid Calif. crisis


Fox: Perry Accuses Opponent of Slander, Including Hidden Phrases on Web Site
Austin AS: Hutchison campaign cuts ties with 'hidden phrases' firm
AP/Sherman: Texas Sen. Hutchison explains no vote on Sotomayor


Miami Herald: Crist's top donors represent special interests
Palm Beach Post: Florida Republican Party chairman wins national GOP post
Jacksonville Observer: Both Parties Target Florida State Senate Races
St. Pete Times: CFO Alex Sink's blind trust limits public financial disclosure
Buzz: Roger Stone vs George LeMieux
Herald Tribune: McCollum reluctant to join drilling camp


AJC: Atlanta bounced from 2012 RNC race
CQ Politics: Add Another GOP Heavy-Hitter to Georgia's 9th
Morgan County Citizen: Republican Party has Founders Day banquet


Chicago Tribune: Bond out of 10th Congressional Democratic race
CQ Politics: Bond Ends Bid For Illinois Rep. Kirk's Seat
Daily Observer: Kirk Exit Sets New Lineup for the Illinois 10th


Politico: Franken feuds with T. Boone Pickens
MinnPost: Abortion shaping up as big issue in Bachmann race


Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell takes budget talks private
AP/Scolforo: Pa. budget talks termed productive, but no deal


Columbus Dispatch: Strickland far outpacing Kasich on cash
Cleveland PD: Strickland far ahead of John Kasich in fund raising for Ohio governor's race


Niles Daily Star: Governor hopeful stops in Niles


St. Louis PD: Blunt camp slams radio ad on donations from insurance industry
Bolivar: Former U.S. Sen. Danforth visits Bolivar


CTFP: Georgia legislator call for action on Tennessee water


WSOC: Candidates In Charlotte Mayoral Race Raise Big Money


NYT: Alabama Area Reeling in Face of Fiscal Crisis


Hartford Courant: Sen. Christopher Dodd Fighting Prostate Cancer
CQ Politics: Newspaper Takes Dodd's Side on Mortgages
WSJ: Sen. Dodd Has Prostate Cancer, Says Disease Was Caught Early
NYT: Dodd to Have Surgery for Prostate Cancer


NYT: Familiar Face Reappears for Key Role in Nevada


CQ Politics: New Alaska Governor More Popular Than Palin
Politico: Alaskans divided on Sarah Palin after exit
KAIT: Citizen Palin begins private life quietly




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