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August 31, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Cheney: Interrogations Probe Is a 'Political Act'
Wash Times: Cheney: CIA torture probe 'outrageous'
WSJ: Cheney Says He Was Proponent for Military Action Against Iran
NYT: Cheney Offers Sharp Defense of C.I.A. Interrogation Tactics
Politico: Cheney digs in
Hill: Holders CIA decision comes under fire
Politico: Feinstein: Holder should have waited
Politico: Hatch: 'Potential 9/11' scenarios 'all the time'
AP/Goldman: Secret CIA program used Blackwater recruits
Wash Times: Lack of translators still hampers intelligence

NYT: Health Bill Would Cut Drug Spending for Many on Medicare, Budget Office Says
WSJ: Sorting Fact From Fiction on Health Care
WaPo: Health-Care Reform, One Stop at a Time
Politico: New GOP tactic: The counter-town hall
Hill: Dems backtrack on single-payer bill
Bob Dole: Starting Over On Health Care: Obama Has to Write His Own Bill
EJ Dionne: Taking the Kennedy Way
Jed Babbin: Cruel September

WaPo: Environmentalists Slow to Adjust in Climate Debate

Hill: AFL-CIO, Dems push new Wall Street tax
NYT: As Big Banks Repay Bailout Money, U.S. Sees a Profit
NYT: Some Analysts See an End to Market Rally



WSJ: Bush Daughter Jenna Hager Becomes 'Today' Reporter
Politico: Jenna Bush Hager signs on to 'Today'

AP: Sarah Palin making first trip to Asia in September

UPI: Romney said keeping hand in GOP '12 race

Politico: Experts see double-digit Dem losses

Politico: Labor gears up for key governors races
Politico: The wide open gubernatorial landscape

NEW YORK

NY Post: Rudy's side slams Skelos in GOP civil war
NYDN: 'Unholy alliance' of GOP rivals, including Giuliani, unites to stop Cox from getting post
NY Post: Paterson ripped over 'Silence' of the Dems
Times HR: Calls grow louder for NY constitutional convention

NEW JERSEY

Wash Times: Weeding out the Garden State
Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: Ridding N.J. of roaches
AP/Delli Santi: Christie campaign dishes out political sarcasm
Paul Mulshine: Why won't Chris Christie put up a fight?

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell's thesis adds new twist to campaign
Staunton NL: McDonnell: Views have changed since school

CALIFORNIA


Mercury News: Fiorina, eyeing Senate run, faces questions over HP sales in Iran
SacBee: Money is no miracle in California politics

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Activists call on Perry to follow through with secession
Politico: Dancing Tom DeLay: The pictures

OKLAHOMA

CQ Politics: Oklahoma Seat Likely to Fall In Line for GOP

FLORIDA

WSJ: Charlie Crist Lite: A case of Senate cronyism in Florida
Ledger: LeMieux May Be Misstep For Crist
St. Pete Times: Crist let his ambitions direct his pick for interim senator
American Spectator: The Senator From Charlie
Ocala: LeMieux may reach across party lines
Miami Herald: Jeb Bush helps out ex-Speaker Thrasher

GEORGIA

Athens BH: Editorial: Georgia senators hypocritical on stimulus funds

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: John McCain endorses Mark Kirk for Senate in Glenview
Daily Herald: McCain endorses Kirk in bid for Burris' senate seat
ABC7: Sen. John McCain stumps for Rep. Mark Kirk
Alton Telegraph: State senator seeks GOP nod for governor

INDIANA

AP/Smith: Focus on Ind. Gov. Daniels sparks White House talk

MINNESOTA

Albert Hunt: An Aspirant of Potential for the Right: Tim Pawlenty

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Return Pennsylvania to prosperity's path
AP/Haigh: Conn. and Pa. state budgets still in limbo

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Legislators ask why state accounts grow fat for raiding
Wooster DR: Portman talks jobs at private fundraiser

MICHIGAN

Mlive: Rep. Pete Hoekstra says it's just politics

TENNESSEE

Examiner: Patronage is real, live with it

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: South Carolina Republicans consider impeaching Mark Sanford
NYT: Sen. DeMint: Fighting Health Care Overhaul, and Proud of It
CQ Politics: South Carolina Rep. Brown Faces Two-Front Fight

NEVADA

NYT: Reid in Flap for Reported Remarks About Newspaper
Politico: Reid wants Review-Journal "out of business"



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August 30, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Enzi's Opposition Strikes Blow to Bipartisan Hopes on Health Care
WaPo: Enzi Seems Unlikely to Negotiate on Health
Hill: Enzi blasts Dems over healthcare goals
AP/Kuhnhenn: Chances of health compromise continue to fade
NYT: Editorial: Majority Rule on Health Care Reform
Nicholas Kristof: Until Medical Bills Do Us Part
Bill Bradley: Tax Reforms Lesson for Health Care Reform

Richmond TD: Backlash From House Climate Bill is Driving Senate Delays

NYT: A.C.L.U. Lawyers Mine Documents for Truth
WaPo: Ex-Intelligence Officials Cite Low Spirits at CIA
Politico: Post story bolsters Cheney
NYT: OpEd: The C.I.A. in Double Jeopardy
Dick Morris: Obama goes after CIA to gain cover on the left

Mark Steyn: Airbrushing out Mary Jo Kopechne

NYT: Supreme Court to Revisit Hillary Documentary

SF Chronicle: Coming soon: cash for appliances



Boston Globe: Mitt Romney: The Long-Distance Runner

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Buffalo News: Wojtaszek effort hints at Giulianis future

NY Post: Espada has an armada: Pol's charity on car spending spree
Rochester D&C: State lawmakers passed fewer bills this past year
Rochester D&C: Albany does little to change

NY Post: Rangel untangle: DC Dems move to save him
Hill: Records show Rangel left non-profit board

Gouverneur Times: Stats Show Scozzafava as Solid Republican

Syracuse PS: Maffei has good reason to embrace public option on health care

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Christie: Speed ticket a mistake
Hudson Reporter: Corzine, Christie, and Hudson County

VIRGINIA

WaPo: '89 Thesis A Different Side of McDonnell
Wash Times: Virginia diners offer meals with politics
WaPo: Ad Watch: GOP Attacks Deeds on Budget Amendments
Richmond TD: An uneasy wind-down for Kaine
News Virginian: Cuccinelli touts conservatism in local stop

CALIFORNIA


George Will: After the Governator, the Calculator
SF Chronicle: Whitman, Campbell oppose effort to bar indy voters from GOP primary
SacBee: California state parks closure list due soon
SacBee: Editorial: Leaders set bad example in health care conversation

TEXAS

Examiner: War of the Roses in Texas
Dallas MN: On the governor's race ...
San Angelo: Governor hopeful makes campaign stop
Austin AS: Editorial: Texas Democrats should field full ticket in 2010

OKLAHOMA

NewCap: Inhofe slams Obamas job performance; says president plans to socialize America

FLORIDA

NYT: After Century of Big Growth, Tide Turns in Florida
Buzz: Editorial boards mighty unimpressed with George LeMieux pick
Examiner: Gov. Crist's self-serving Senate appointment
St. Pete Times: Push for drilling off Florida's coast is well-oiled

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Republicans fry fish in Houston, Democrats answer questions in Peach

LOUISIANA

Bayou Buzz: General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

ILLINOIS



Chicago Tribune: McCain to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk

Politico: Republicans take fight to Obama's turf

PENNSYLVANIA



Pocono Record: Republican Toomey says he's more 'mainstream'

AP/Scolforo: In probe, Corbett says to his critics: 'Wait and see'

OHIO


Canton Rep: Boccieri faces quandary on health care
Springfield News-Sun: Brown, Boehner get big money from health sector
WCPN: Brunner Makes Cities A Priority in Senate Campaign

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Snyder wants to run a new Michigan
Legal Newsline: Cox pushes ethics legislation
Ludington DN: Hoekstra health care reform town hall draws large crowd
Detroit FP: Editorial: Budget doomsday closes in on state
Lansing SJ: Concern grows as no budget reached
Mlive: Michigan places big bet on batteries
Muskegon Chron: Possible congressional candidate Bill Cooper organizing food giveaway

MISSOURI

News-Leader: McCaskill supports public plan
AP/Lieb: Mo. Rep. Skelton to be targeted by Republicans

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Clinton, Gore bolster Democrats for tough 2010 elections
Politico: Clinton and Gore reunite in Tennessee

NORTH CAROLINA

ENC: Burr touts affordable, accessible coverage
Charlotte Observer: Budget cuts close prisons as inmate population swells

SOUTH CAROLINA

WPDE: Impeachment of Gov hinges on Ethics findings
State: Take care of Sanford problem, House GOP urged
Greenville News: GOP offers no support to Sanford
Myrtle Beach Sun News: GOP leaders advise patience on Sanford
Myrtle Beach Sun News: The road to impeachment
State: Sanford has no friends at S. Carolina GOP gathering
AP/Davenport: SC GOP vents anger over gov.'s extramarital affair
Wash Times: Pressure rises for Sanford to resign
NYT: South Carolina Republican Lawmakers Consider Asking Sanford to Resign, or Else
Politico: S.C. GOP considers impeaching Sanford
Fox: House Republicans Consider Attempt to Oust Gov. Sanford
UPI: S.C.Republicans debate Sanford's future

COLORADO

Denver Post: Romanoff has eye on Senate

IDAHO

SF Chronicle: GOP gubernatorial candidate talks of "hunting" Obama

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: State's GOP chief, 2 Republicans in budget tiff
Arizona Daily Star: Budget impasse may get costly for Arizona

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Home state finds it hard to warm up to Reid

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua Telegraph: Debate over health care Shea-Porter's cup of tea?



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August 29, 2009



NATIONAL

NYT: Democrats Eye Maine Senator for a Health Vote
WSJ: Reactions to Health Bill Make Some Democrats Wary
NYT: AARP vs. Mr. Steele in the Battle for Seniors
WSJ: Native Americans and the Public Option
Politico: Reid says he's not bound by drug deal
WSJ: Health-Care Secrets: Chris Dodd keeps his Senate bill under wraps
Politico: Mike Huckabee: ObamaCare wouldn't cover Ted Kennedy
James Taranto: NPR Smells a Rat

Human Events: Sen. Mike Enzi's Weekly Republican Address

Fox: Cheney: Obama Team Should Be Debriefing CIA Interrogators, Not Investigating Them
RCP: Cheney video
WaPo: How a Detainee Became An Asset: Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding
WaPo: Time for a Souter-O'Connor Truth Commission
American Thinker: CIA Investigation insanity
Pat Buchanan: The Get-Cheney Squad



CNet: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

WaPo: Political Views Prove a Sharp Divider on Energy Policy

WSJ: Senate Panel Shifts Will Affect Agenda

WaPo: Tax Pledge Is a Target As Deficits, Debt Grow
NYT: A Reluctance to Spend May Be a Legacy of the Recession

NYT: Firm Wants U.S. Inquiry in Lobby Case

AP/Abrams: Senate vacancies bring reform calls

CQ Politics: Palin's SarahPAC Backs Portman, Graham, Hatch
Ron Rosenbaum: How Sarah Palin Rope-a-Doped All-Too-Many Liberals

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK

NYT: New Yorks 2010 Primary Could Arrive a Little Early
NYDN: Rudy Phones, But Doesn't Change A Chairman's Mind (Yet)
AP/Bauman: NY Senate passes far fewer bills in 2009 than 2008
NYT: Rangel Failed to Disclose More Income and Assets, Forms Show
NY Post: Charlie's mortgage bears home untruth
NYDN: State politicians like lemmings on voting with party leader, report finds
NYT: Why Have a Public Advocate? In Lively Debate, Candidates Make a Case
Syracuse PS: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand makes the most of her first state fair visit
CQ Politics: Tedisco Finds Support for Another N.Y. House Campaign
Brooklyn DE: Run, Rudy, Run!: Brooklyn GOP Leads Gov. Draft Drive

NEW JERSEY

Suburban: Christie talks N.J. issues at campaign stop in O.B.
APP: Guadagno fine choice for lieutenant governor
AP: Minn. governor to campaign for NJ gov. candidate

VIRGINIA

RCP: Advertising Frenzy In Virginia
News Virginian: Deeds focuses on small businesses

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Great California Garage Sale opening draws thousands in Sacramento
AP/Lin: Calif. 'garage sale' to ease budget crisis
SacBee: Capitol crowds are smaller but outrage still high at Tea Party II
SacBee: Strong views, little accord on health care overhaul
Dan Walters: Assembly's failure to act on prison reform is shameful

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Kay Bailey Hutchison calls for more 'enlightened' leadership in Texas
Dallas MN: Hutchison allying with big-tent Republicans
Star-Telegram: Hutchison says governor's race is a battle for the future of the GOP
Politico: Perry: 'The idea that we're gonna build a wall is nonsense'

FLORIDA



Miami Herald: George LeMieux -- Gov. Crist's `maestro' -- is picked for Senate seat | Bio
WSJ: Crist Picks Ex-Aide to Replace Florida Sen. Martinez
NYT: Fla. Governor Picks Friend to Fill Senate Seat
WaPo: Fla. Governor Picks Confidant for Senate
Wash Times: Florida's Gov. Crist accused of 'cronyism'
Politico: Florida's next senator a Crist clone
Miami Herald: New senator learned lessons in Broward
Herald Tribune: Governor's selection is the safe one
Human Events: Crist's Surprise New Senator
St. Pete Times: For insight on George LeMieux, look to his failed 1998 bid for office
Sun Sentinel: George LeMieux timeline
CQ Politics: Profile: Next Florida Senator a `Crist Republican
AP: Reaction to Fla. Senate appointee George LeMieux

Miami Herald: Gov. Charlie Crist and ex-aide George LeMieux cleared in federal probe

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Fish-fried politickin' with Perdue

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: John McCain to endorse, fund-raise for Mark Kirk Illinois Senate bid
Chicago Sun-Times: Dems don't inspire trust on health care
AP: Senate Race Lures GOP Big Name To Illinois

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty sets out criteria for making his big decision
Star Tribune: Health care debate? Still fevered

PENNSYLVANIA

RedState: More Trouble for Arlen Specter

OHIO


Marion Star: DeWine speaking to Young Republicans

MICHIGAN

Livingston Daily: Rogers named to bipartisan panel on health care reform

MISSOURI

KC Star: Bond and two other GOP senators to speak at private health care forum

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Sen. Bob Corker ranks as one of Congress' richest

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: Burr calls health care most important vote
WECT: NC Republican party chair hopes for GOP majority in NC

SOUTH CAROLINA

Wash Times: S.C. GOP to push for Sanford's removal
State: Harrell key in Sanford impeachment decision
Politico: Poll: Half of S.C. wants Sanford out
AP/Davenport: Impeachment, resignation calls grow for SC gov

MONTANA

AP: Montana: Congressman Injured

NEW MEXICO

NYT: No Charges for Governor After Inquiry Into Contract

CONNECTICUT

WSJ: Connecticut Campaign Finance Law Ruled Unconstitutional
WSJ: Jodi Corzine: Connecticut follows Trenton and Albany up the tax charts

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Davis Leading in Alabama Gubernatorial Race

MASSACHUSETTS


Politico: Massachussets considers Ted Kennedy's succession plan
Politico: Who gets Ted Kennedy's campaign funds?
Politico: Conservatives warn of 'Wellstone effect'
Rush Limbaugh: HuffPo Lib on Mary Jo Kopechne: "Maybe She'd Feel It was Worth It"
Rush Limbaugh: Kennedy Service Will Be the Wellstone Memorial on Steroids






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August 28, 2009



NATIONAL

LA Times: Obama's job approval rating falls to new low
Chicago Tribune: Obama's approval rating: Down to 50% , according to latest Gallup Poll
Gallup: Obama Job Approval

WSJ: Health Compromise to See Changes Before Vote, House Dems Say
NYT: Some Roman Catholic Bishops Assail Health Plan
NYT: Dealing With Being the Health Care Villains
Charles Krauthammer: Obamacare: The Only Exit Strategy
Wash Times: Kennedy death no spark for health care
Politico: John McCain: 'Revolution' on health care
Bloomberg: Grassley Says Deficit Will Limit Scope of Health-Care Overhaul
Politico: Nancy Pelosi asks for $100K to fight 'smears'
Politico: RNC: Dems will use voter records to ration health care
NPR: Steele: Don't Raid Medicare To Fund Health Changes
Rush Limbaugh: Go Ahead, Democrats: Name the Health Care Bill After Ted Kennedy
James Taranto: Renaming ObamaCare after Kennedy is a show of Beltway self-indulgence
Gary Locke: Fixing Health Care Is Good for Business
Rasmussen: Support for Health Care Legislation Has Stopped Falling, But Most Still Opposed

NYT: Abuse Issue Puts the Justice Dept. and C.I.A. at Odds
WaPo: Holder's Decision To Probe CIA Hints At a New Dynamic
WaPo: CIA Will Cover Legal Fees
WaPo: '06 Memo Cites Food Strike by Detainees
WSJ: The Fall Guy: CIA Director Leon Panetta getting sacked by his own team
Gary Bauer: Politicizing 'Torture' Will Backfire on the Left
Rasmussen: 49% Oppose Justice Department Probe of Bush-era CIA

WSJ: Technology Can Fight Global Warming
WaPo: On Energy, Obama Finds Broad Support
LA Times: Offshore wind farm in Atlantic at least a year away
Hill: Business groups target climate bill

Wash Times: Wage initiative stymies labor nominee

Rush Limbaugh: We're Witnessing the Purposeful Destruction of American Capitalism

WaPo: Bank Insurance Fund Down 20 Percent in 2Q
CNBC: 1,000 Banks to Fail In Next Two Years: Bank CEO

WaPo: DNC, Obama to Donate Arrested Fundraiser's Money

LA Times: As boycott continues, Glenn Beck's audience swells
TVNum: Big Beck: Goes over 3 million viewers, beats OReilly in demo: Cable News Ratings
SF Chronicle: Oakland group spearheading Glenn Beck boycott

NEW YORK

NY Post: Rudy boosts his GOP fave
Buffalo News: Wojtaszek effort hints at Giulianis future
LoHud: Putnam County Chairman Flips To Wojtaszek
NYDN: Wave Of Giuliani Backlash In New York GOP
Ithaca Journal: State GOP chairman to leave post
NYDN: Scannapieco Isn't Saying 'No' To State GOP Chair Gig

WSJ: The Absent-Minded Chairman: Charlie Rangel wins the personal lottery

AP/Gormley: Paterson signs text ban, vetoes 13 bills
AP/Bauman: Democrats shed cash from fundraiser

NEW JERSEY

NY Post: Christie pal quits in loan flap
Rasmussen: New Jersey: Christie Still Leads, But Its Getting Closer
CQ Politics: Slight Shift in N.J. Governor's Race
Star-Ledger: Christie and Corzine: A need for speed
AP: NJ GOP gov candidate ticketed in 2005

VIRGINIA

Michael Gerson: A Virginia Model For a GOP Comeback?
RCP: RGA Drops Ads in Virginia
Richmond TD: Deeds ad links McDonnell to Bush
WaPo: Deeds Ad Hits McDonnell on Bush
Virginian-Pilot: Deeds on the offensive

CALIFORNIA




SacBee: Poizner steps up his GOP campaign for California governor
OC Register: Governor candidates wary of citizens' power
Life News: California's Carly Fiorina Urged to Take Consistent Pro-Life Stance on Abortion
Hill: Cops devised escape plan for lawmaker at town hall
Dan Walters: Capitol proves again why it earns derision
George Will: California's long shot
SF Chronicle: Tom Campbell gets conservative street cred

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Rudy Giuliani will raise money for Gov. Rick Perry
CBS7: Linda Rogers Endorses Gov. Perry for Re-election
News-Journal: Gohmert endorses Hutchison for governor
Economist: A showdown with tumbleweeds

FLORIDA

Hill: Crist uses Martinez appointment to boost Senate bid
AP/Farrington: Can Meek, Rubio tweet out a Fla. Senate win?
Buzz: Alex Sink camp: Pay no attention to the slide in polls
Florida TU: Florida GOP chairman rips racially tinged campaign mailer
St. Pete Times: U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite is engaged, friends say

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Oxendine, Barnes Top Georgia Governor Poll
Savannah MN: What do polls mean now? Not much
WSJ: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

ILLINOIS

Alton Telegraph: Kirk focuses on economy in Senate race
Chicago Sun-Times: Gov. Quinn vetoes campaign finance reform bill
Chicago Tribune: Gov. Pat Quinn vetoes campaign-finance bill
CQ Politics: Rep. Rush Builds Church with Campaign Cash

INDIANA

Hill: Rep. Visclosky can use campaign funds for legal costs

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Health care debate? Still fevered
Roll Call: Bachmann Faces Raucous Crowd in Minnesota
KARE: Vocal crowd greets Bachmann at Lake Elmo town hall

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: FEC says group can prod donors on Specter refund
Hill: FEC allows Club to go after Specter donors
WP: Another Headache for Specter as FEC Allows Group to Press for Refunds to Republicans
AP: Access to a Senators Donors

OHIO


WHIO: Thief Hits Brunner's Senate Campaign Headquarters

MICHIGAN

AP: Cox, Michigan Republicans detail ethics proposals

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: GOP governor's race centers on Nashville

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Burr, Hagan are split on overhaul of health plan

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Governor likely to talk about ethics probe today
AP/Davenport: SC governor calls travel probe 'selective outrage'
Wash Times: Sanford future in hands of GOP: Governor may be impeached
Politico: Poll: Half of S.C. wants Sanford out

LOUISIANA

CQ Politics: Melancon Challenges Sen. Vitter in Louisiana
KATC: Vitter Issues Statement on Melancon Announcement
Hill: Rep. Melancon makes Senate bid official

VERMONT

AP/Gram: Vt. gov. says he won't seek re-election
Politico: Aide: Dean 'not considering' 2010 gov bid

NEW MEXICO

WSJ: Gov. Richardson Says Feds Won't File Charges in Corruption Probe
Fox: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'
NYT: No Charges for Governor After Inquiry Into Contract
WaPo: Sources Say Richardson Probe Winding Down, Unlikely to Lead to Charges

MASSACHUSETTS

WSJ: Reversal on Senate Succession Stirs Political Storm
CQ Politics: Reid Endorses Appointment for Kennedy Replacement
Bloomberg: Kennedy's seat may be filled by late Sept.
Boston Globe: Galvin presents two dates for vote
Politico: Mitt Romney won't run for Ted Kennedy's seat
Boston Globe: Editorial: Legislature must act quickly on interim Senate appointment
Peggy Noonan: Reagans & Kennedys: How they forged a friendship that crossed party lines
Rush Limbaugh: Liberalism Was Kennedy's Free Pass for Life of Disgusting Acts
American Spectator: The Kopechne Effect
American Spectator: Trustfund Ted







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August 27, 2009



NATIONAL

Karl Rove: Obama Targets Medicare Advantage: Seniors would lose with health 'reform'
Ann Coulter: Liberal lies about national health care: Second in a series (collect all 10!)
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Will Do Whatever It Takes to Ram Obamacare Down Our Throats
Dick Morris: Joe Lieberman's critique may turn tide
Betsy McCaughey: Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief
WSJ: Abortion Is New Front in Health Battle
Hill: Immigration Distrust on Health Bill

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Want to Put Kennedy's Name on Obama's Health Care Bill
NYT: Kennedy Death Adds Volatile Element to Health Fight
WSJ: Vote Is Lost at Key Point

Politico: Grieving Chris Dodd weighs chairmanships
Hill: Health gavel a tough call for Dodd

WSJ: Climate Bill Exposes Rifts Within Political Families
AP: Wind farms trigger false alerts of dangerous weather

WSJ: The Real CIA News
Andrew McCarthy: Remember No Controlling Legal Authority?

WSJ: 'Clunkers' Lifts Foreign Cars
WaPo: 'Clunkers' Generates 690,000 Sales: Toyota Is Leader As Program Ends

WaPo: Hopeful Signs: Manufacturing, Housing Show Gains

WaPo: Democrats Vow To Return Money From Financier

American Spectator: Obama's Carrousel of Incompetence
American Thinker: In Obama We Trust?
Glenn Beck: List of Obama's Czars

Rasmussen: 70% Prefer Government That Provides Fewer Services With Lower Taxes

NEW YORK



NYDN: 6 ways Rudy Giuliani could win run for New York Governor
CQ Politics: Who Will Run the GOP's Empire State Rebuilding?
NYDN: Making The Case Against Cox
Albany TU: Did Espada lie for $3M?
NY Post: Tax chief Charlie a tax 'cheat,' too
NY Post: Gov has no 'race' fears
NYT: Tallying Stimulus Jobs Is Not Easy in New York

NEW JERSEY

WSJ: New Jersey Corruption Bust Had Deep Roots
Carl Golden: It's an overreach, Governor
AP: GOP: Corzine campaign tactics brought down Brown
Star-Ledger: Brickbats fly in gubernatorial race
Star-Ledger: N.J. property taxes are largely being ignored in governor's race
CQ Politics: Christie Cited for Violations While U.S. Attorney
Star-Ledger: Chris Christie traffic stop 'no big deal,' says Lambertville police director
AP/Delli Santi: NJ Republicans criticize governor

VIRGINIA

AP/Lewis: McDonnell vows to veto new taxes for transit
CNN: GOP group launches first attack ad against Creigh Deeds

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: If Fiorina opts for Senate bid, will 'I' come before 'you'?
Contra Costa Times: Poizner's past support of taxes could haunt him
SacBee: Rep. Matsui steers clear of town-hall circuit in Sacramento
SacBee: All-in-the-family fundraising could be halted in California
American Spectator: San Francisco Democrats



LA Times: Gov. Schwarzenegger calls Assembly gutless on prisons
SacBee: Schwarzenegger says Assembly lacked guts to OK his prison cuts
LA Times: Even higher taxes coming for Californians
SacBee: The five biggest stimulus projects in Sacramento region
SacBee: Court rejects challenge to two-thirds-vote requirement on tax hikes

TEXAS


Dallas MN: Tax returns for past eight years released for Kay Bailey Hutchison and husband
AP/Root: Sen. Hutchison leads Gov. Perry in personal income
AP: Hutchison campaign releases 8 years of tax returns
CQ Politics: Perry Turns Tables on Hutchison

AP/Shannon: Schieffer gets endorsements from House Dems

FLORIDA



St. Pete Times: Handicapping Gov. Charlie Crist's list to replace Sen. Mel Martinez
Herald Tribune: Crist has complex task in filling a Senate vacancy
AP: Fla. Gov. Crist weighs factors in Senate choice
Jacksonville Observer: Delaney Would Be a Strong Choice for Senate
Florida TU: State GOP rips racially tinged campaign mailer
Jacksonville Observer: Republican Party of Florida Slams Racially Themed Mailer
Buzz: Race-baiting flier draws GOP ire
Highlands Today: Rooney packs them in for town hall meeting

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Oxendine, Barnes Leading in Georgia Governor's Race
AJC: Deal accused of ethics breach in watchdog group complaint
Hill: Watchdog files complaint against Rep. Deal
Roll Call: CREW Asks Ethics to Investigate Rep. Deal

ILLINOIS

Herald & Review: GOP treasurer candidate Rutherford hopes to use 'bully pulpit'

MINNESOTA

Capitol Report: State Republicans form health care coalition

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Pennsylvania Impasse Hits Schools, Services
Philadelphia Inquirer: Taxing bubble gum? Now, there's something to chew on

OHIO


Middletown Journal: Governor candidate Kasich sidesteps gambling issue

MICHIGAN

Michigan Radio: Governor Does Not Expect Budget Shutdown
Detroit News: Bing: Without deal, 1,000 Detroit city layoffs start Monday
Detroit FP: Muslim sues over hijab hoping to help others

MISSOURI

RedState: RedState Endorses Roy Blunt for Missouri

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Arkansas Sen. Lincoln's Approval Slump Continues

TENNESSEE

WZTV: Sen. Corker Hosts Town Hall Meeting

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: North Carolina Rep. Kissell Draws Upstart Foe

SOUTH CAROLINA



NYDN: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told to resign by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer
State: Sanford refuses Bauer's call to resign
Wash Times: Sanford rejects call to step down
CQ Politics: South Carolina: Sanford Wont Step Down
Greenville News: McMaster unveils economic strategy for S.C.'s future: "Path to Prosperity"

COLORADO

Fox: Colorado GOP Calls for Apology After Democratic Office Vandalism

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Williams says Democratic win won't affect Senate control
Lexington HL: Webb wins special election for state Senate seat

NEW MEXICO

AP: NM Gov. Richardson Said to Be Clear of Fed Probe

ALASKA

CQ Politics: Alaska Lawmaker Set to Challenge Rep. Young

MASSACHUSETTS

WSJ: Many Suitors for Senate Seat
NYT: Push Grows for Fast Choice on a Successor to Kennedy
Boston Globe: Patrick backs push to appoint successor
US News: Romney for Senate? Succeeding Kennedy Could Help in 2012
CQ Politics: Kennedy Leaves Millions In Campaign Funds

WSJ: An Era Ends With Death of Kennedy
Rush Limbaugh: Lionize Kennedy's Struggle to Live
J Taranto: Kennedy was willing to sacrifice procedural fairness--and even common decency
George Will: Kennedy, A Positive Balance
WSJ: Edward Kennedy: The legacy of a conviction politician
Michael Barone: Ted Kennedy, Liberal Lion Of the Senate
EJ Dionne: Ted Kennedy's Humanity
Human Events: A Conservative Reflection on Ted Kennedy
American Spectator: The Face of Liberalism
American Spectator: Ted Kennedy's Real Legacy



Politico: George W. Bush calls Vicki Kennedy





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August 26, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Cheney Criticizes Decision To Expand CIA Investigation
NYDN: Cheney fumes over probe into torture, says Obama administration is 'out of control'
WaPo: Republicans Denounce 'Witch Hunt' of CIA Interrogators
WSJ: Probe of CIA Imperils Interagency Trust
WSJ: Obama Versus the CIA: The agency's interrogation practices were lawfuland effective
NYT: Report Shows Tight C.I.A. Control on Interrogations
WaPo: CIA Releases Its Instructions For Breaking a Detainee's Will
Wash Times: CIA's police ploys nabbed terrorists
WaPo: GOP Leader Calls CIA Probe 'Witch Hunt'; Democrats Say It's Too Narrow
NYT: Hurdles Stand in Way of Prosecuting Abuses
WSJ: Health Care and the Democratic Soul
WaPo: Obama Dances Awkwardly With Bush Policies
Human Events: Cheney Was Right
NYT: Editorial: The Torture Papers
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Plays Dangerous Political Game with Our National Security
Rush Limbaugh: It's Disconcerting: Obama Rallies His Base by Weakening America



NYT: Thune: Distrust of Government Fueling Criticism of Overhaul
Fox: 'Seniors' Health Care Bill of Rights'
LA Times: Anti-Obama rants take on new ferocity
NYT: Waxman Takes on Drug Makers Over Medicare
NYT: Hopes of Compromise Seem to Fade for Negotiators
NYT: Real Choice? Its Off Limits in Health Bills
NYT: Distortions on Health Bill, Homegrown
NYT: OpEd: Congresss Health Care Numbers Dont Add Up
Michael Gerson: Why Obamacare Is Failing
Newt Gingrich: Three Reasons Why Government Can't Run Health Care
Pat Buchanan: Fatal Flaw of Democracies
Dick Morris: Lieberman opens the door to Democratic retreat

WaPo: Obama Names Bernanke for 2nd Term
WSJ: Bernanke's Second Chance: Has Ben Bernanke learned his lesson?
WSJ: Calm in Crisis Won Fed Job
NYT: Estimate for 10-Year Deficit Raised to $9 Trillion
WaPo: Deficit Projected To Soar With New Programs
Detroit News: Bankrupt suppliers seek exec bonuses
WaPo: Judge Rules Fed Must Disclose Firms That Accept Aid
WSJ: Pelosi-Obama Deficits: Even $9 trillion too optimistic on current spending trends
WSJ: The High Cost of Liberalism: Taxes too high? You ain't seen nothing yet

WaPo: Subprime Lenders Getting U.S. Subsidies, Report Says

NYDN: Major donor to Obama's campaign, Hassan Nemazee, held in bank loan scam
Wash Times: Dem fundraiser busted on fraud charges
NYT: Fund-Raiser Is Accused of $74 Million Fraud
AP: Democratic Fundraiser Charged With Fraud

Wash Times: House quietly gives 'bonuses' to top aides

James Taranto: Could Obama Lose Afghanistan?
Rasmussen: 75% Worried That Gitmo Closing Will Set Dangerous Terrorists Free

Rasmussen: Republicans Maintain Steady Lead on Generic Ballot

Salon: It is 2011, and John Boehner is Speaker of the House

NEW YORK



CQ Politics: New York: GOP Candidates Say They'd Like Giuliani on the Ballot
Newsday: Will he or won't he run? Only Giuliani knows
CBS: Giuliani Could be Nearing Bid for N.Y. Governor
USA Today: Giuliani to run for NY governor?
Politico: Doubts cast on Rudy Giuliani governor bid
NYDN: Possible candidate for governor Rudy Giuliani way behind in money game

Buffalo News: Giuliani backs Wojtaszek for state GOP
NYDN: Bruno Chooses Sides In GOP Battle, Upstaters For Wojtaszek
Albany TU: It appears Cox is the one for GOP
WXXI: Battle On for Control of State GOP
NPR: New York Republicans prepare for battle over control of the party (audio)
Albany TU: Ed Cox to headline opening of Albany city GOP HQ

NYT: Paterson Steps Back From Race Remarks
NY Post: Sputtering Paterson tosses race card into discard pile

AP: More NY Senate staffers get raises

NYT: Rangel Failed to Disclose $500,000 in Assets for 07
NYDN: New disclosure reveals Rep. Charles Rangel's hidden wealth

NYT: Bloomberg Campaign Is Juggernaut of Detail

NEW JERSEY

RCP: NJ Gov: GOP Poll Shows Race Tightening
Star-Ledger: Christie, Corzine duel over outsider label
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine, Chris Christie trade barbs about lobbying histories
NYT: New Jersey Prosecutor Who Got Loan From Christie Quits
Politico: Christie under fire

VIRGINIA

WSJ: Shouting Activists Pack Rep. Moran's Town Hall in Virginia
Hill: Vocal minority greet Howard Dean at town hall

Examiner: Va. speaker calls for ethics investigation of Republican delegate
Richmond TD: Del. Hamilton rejects calls to resign over ODU efforts
WaPo: Republicans Urge Delegate to Quit Before Ethics Scandal Hurts Party
Daily Press: Phil Hamilton defiant to GOP leadership
Virginian-Pilot: Wagner hits Bolling on Hamilton

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: GOP Sen. Abel Maldonado: CA Reps are "suicidal" to bar indy primary voters
Times-Standard: Former eBay CEO Whitman stumps in Arcata
SacBee: Tax agencies criticize Schwarzenegger's worker furloughs
SacBee: California's crowded prisons

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: McCain addresses seniors at health care town hall in Sun City
Guardian UK: John McCain stands up for Barack Obama during town hall meeting
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Throws Lifeline to Obama

Arizona Daily Star: Budget clock reset keeps talks alive

NEVADA

Fox: Reid Could Face Stiff Challenge in 2010 Election

TEXAS

San Antonio Express: Straus worried about impact GOP governor's race on House
Star-Telegram: Hutchison versus Perry ... versus Medina?
AP: Hutchison to speak to Latino group
AP/Carlton: Dispute reignites over Bush library site
AP: Texas: Land Deal Involving Bush Library Falls Apart

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Florida OK's $1.5M settlement over federal penalty
Herald Tribune: Crist: No rate hike for FPL
WJHG: GOP Credit Card Controversy
Roger Stone: What Did Greer Know And When Did He Know It?

GEORGIA

Access NorthGa: Chambliss opposed to probing C.I.A.

ILLINOIS

AP/Wills: Illinois governor gaining reputation as indecisive
Pantagraph: Republican stepping up to take on Lisa Madigan

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Boone senator joins GOP race for governor
Radio Iowa: Behn formally enters race for GOP nomination
Omaha World-Herald: Behn joins Iowa gov. race
Chicago Tribune: GOP conservative wing leader running for governor

MINNESOTA

St. Cloud Times: Bachmann makes brief appearance at public forum
City Pages: Tony Sutton: Savior of Minnesota's Republican Party?

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Senate Republicans sour on plan to expand sales tax

OHIO


CQ Politics: GOP Gets CPA To Challenge Ohio Rep. Boccieri

MICHIGAN

Rasmussen: 50% in Michigan Oppose Housing Gitmo Prisoners in the State
Detroit News: Woman to sue judge over removal of Islamic head scarf

MISSOURI

KC Star: Is this any way to win a key Senate seat?

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Corker stresses need for "common sense" in reform

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Senate Republicans plan Grayson fundraiser

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Baker: NC senators preach gloom on health care future

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: Republican retreat likely to focus on Sanford impeachment
State: House GOP eyes Sanford's future: Will discuss impeachment at beach meeting
CNN: 'The writing is on the wall,' ally tells Sanford

MASSACHUSETTS



Boston Globe: Kennedy dead at 77
Boston Globe: A timeline of Edward M. Kennedy's life
WSJ: Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies After Battle With Cancer
Wash Times: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at 77
WaPo: Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies at 77 After Cancer Battle
NYT: Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Dies
Wash Times: 'Camelot' fades with Kennedy passing
NYT: Kennedys Death Raises Issues of Succession
AP: Kennedy successor to be chosen by special election
Politico: Special election likely in January

WSJ: Massachusetts Loses Bid to Collect Taxes on New Hampshire Sales











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August 25, 2009





NATIONAL

WSJ: Special Prosecutor to Probe CIA Handling of Terror Suspects
WSJ: Prosecuting the CIA: Eric Holder unleashes a special counsel on U.S. war fighters
NYT: Holder Names Prosecutor to Examine Abuse Cases
Wash Times: Prosecutor in CIA case 'incredibly principled'
NYT: C.I.A. Abuse Cases Detailed in Report on Detainees
WaPo: Holder to Appoint Prosecutor to Investigate CIA Terror Interrogations
Wash Times: Interrogators got data, could face criminal charges
Hill: Justice to probe CIA in major shift
Politico: Justice to probe alleged CIA abuse
Politico: Judiciary chairs still demand truth commission
Boston Globe: Inquiry ordered into CIA methods
WaPo: Administration Releases More of Long-Classified CIA Report on Interrogations
WaPo: Two Administrations Drew Different Lessons From 2004 Report
WSJ: Liberals and the CIA: A real 'Plame-gate,' minus the outrage
Wash Times: Panetta loses battle over CIA abuse probes
Politico: DOJ probe opens divides with Hill, CIA
CQ Politics: Panetta Threatened to Quit
Rich Lowry: Panetta vilified by liberal contempt
Hill: Bond blasts terrorist interrogation unit
WaPo: Editorial: Following the Torture Trail
Jed Babbin: Obama's War on our Spies
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Tries to Rally Liberal Base with Return to CIA Interrogations

WSJ: GOP Tees Up Medicare Manifesto
WaPo: GOP Pushes Health 'Bill of Rights'
Hill: Dems increase talk of moving healthcare without GOP
WSJ: Obama Allies Find Words Fail Them
WSJ: Grassley Airs Doubts About Health Bill
WSJ: Tax Penalties and the Health-Care Bill
NYT: Various Takes on the GOP and Health Care
NYT: Bioethicist Becomes a Lightning Rod for Criticism
AP/Fouhy: Young voters disengage from health care debate

WSJ: Obama to Reappoint Bernanke as Fed Chief
WaPo: Bernanke to Be Reappointed as Fed Chairman
Wash Times: Obama to reappoint Bernanke at Fed
NYT: Obama to Nominate Bernanke to 2nd Term at Fed
WSJ: Private Equity and the Banks

WSJ: Next Year's Census Count Promises to Rejigger Political Map

NYT: Peak Oil Is a Waste of Energy

WSJ: States Seek Slice of Rail Funding

WSJ: Dealers Get More Time to File for Clunker Rebates
NYT: Dealers Get More Time on Clunker Rebates
WaPo: Auto Industry Braces For Hangover After The 'Clunker' Party

WSJ: Obama's Summer of Discontent
WSJ: Saving the Obama Presidency: Obama needs to move to the right
James Taranto: Ingrates! The Angry Left turns its wrath on President Obama
WSJ: Democrats' Woes Won't Cure GOP
Politico: David Gergen writing book on Obama

CQ Politics: GOP Senate Campaign Unit Cuts Into DSCC Lead

Chicago Sun-Times: Robert Novak's funeral, simple and religious

NEW YORK



NYT: Giuliani, Seeing Opening, Mulls a Governor Bid
NY Post: Big hint for run by Rudy
NYDN: Governor run on former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's mind, says top ally Pete King
NYT: Mondello Out, Giuliani In?
NYDN: Team Giuliani Swings Into Action For Wojtaszek
NYDN: Underdog Wojtaszek Tries To Make Up For Lost Time



NYDN: Mondello Bows Out
Alby TU: Mondello stepping down as GOP chief: Ed Cox, Henry Wojtaszek square off for post
LoHud: Mondello to leave as state GOP chairman
Newsday: Mondello won't run again for state GOP chief
Newsday: Mondello out as GOP state chair
Long Island Press: State GOP Leader Mondello Stepping Aside
NY1: State GOP Chair Calling It Quits
NYDN: D-Day For Mondello?
Politics on the Hudson: As The State GOP Turns
Albany TU: Cox rolls in another county while Wojtaszek fires back and Mondello drops out
Times HR: Orange County GOP Chairman DeProspo backs Cox for state GOP chairman

CQ Politics: Pataki Would Beat Gillibrand

CQ Politics: New York: Cuomo Still Trumping Paterson
NYT: Dinkins Advises Paterson: Stop Calling Your Critics Racist

WSJ: N.Y. Juvenile Homes Are Cited for Abuse
NYT: 4 Youth Prisons in New York Used Excessive Force

Albany TU: Schumer wants action on Cohoes Falls power plan

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Christie tries to regain footing after series of Corzine attacks
Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie calls it 'fake hysteria' over loan
S-L: NJ governor candidate Chris Christie fires back at Democrats over $46,000 loan criticism
AP/Delli Santi: Candidates in NJ governor's race spar over ethics
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine, N.J. Assembly Democrats name re-election team

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell, GOP Hit the Airwaves
WaPo: Deeds Highlights Small Business Initiatives
WaPo: House GOP Sends Hamilton to the Ethics Police
Daily Press: Deeds joins Dems in calling on Hamilton to resign

CALIFORNIA




Wash Times: Fiorina eyes upset for Boxer
Daily Finance: Carly Fiorina, the next California senator?
Barron's: Weekend Roundup: Meg and Carly On The Trail
LA Times: California mortgage delinquencies expected to rise through 2009
Dan Walters: Middle of the road strollers may just be California roadkill

TEXAS

Dallas MN: To win, Hutchison must grow GOP
Dallas MN: Hutchison a badly needed breath of fresh air

FLORIDA

Buzz: Did Bill Young put Charlie Crist in his place?
Miami Herald: Broward GOP to weigh possible straw poll for Senate race
Herald Tribune: Crist turns attention to Senate replacement
NPR: Crist's 'Short List' Of Potential Martinez Successors Up To 10
AHN: Gov. Crist Includes 3 Former Congressmen In Shortlist For Senate Appointment
NPR: Rep. Bill Young Rules Out Taking Senate Seat
Roll Call: Young Pulls Name From Florida Senate Appointment List
AP: Crist continues search to fill Fla. Senate seat
Orlando Sentinel: Will another Martinez replace Florida's Senator Martinez?

GEORGIA

NYT: Calm, but Moved to Be Heard on Health Care
AJC: Conservatives rally in Gwinnett
AJC: Three senators with income tax issues now off list of delinquents
AP/Bluestein: 3 Ga. lawmakers still under tax scrutiny

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Senate president say no need for fall tax vote
Rush Limbaugh: Administration Forces Duckworth to Defend Death Book

MINNESOTA

NYT: Aggravation Mounts in Minn. Over Governor's Shift on Climate
Minn Post: Pawlenty drags heels on climate change?
AP: State Republicans to hold 2010 convention in Minneapolis

WISCONSIN

Wash Times: GOP eyes 'real world' challenge to Obey

PENNSYLVANIA

American Spectator: Pat Toomey's Sestak Strategy
Hill: Rep. Murtha pressured to attend town hall
Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell: Widen sales tax to ease budget crunch
Pittsburgh TR: Rendell, Republicans disagree on Pennsylvania budget progress
AP/Scolforo: Rendell sees progress in Pa. state budget talks
CQ Politics: Specter More Open to 'Colossal Mistake'

OHIO


Cincinnati Enquirer: Brown to hold health town hall at UC
Columbus Dispatch: Gutierrez admits 6 counts, will serve 45 days
US News: Whither Joe The Plumber?

MICHIGAN

MM: GOP House leader accuses Granholms insurance consumer advocate of abusing position
Rasmussen: In Michigan, 79% Rate Economy as Poor

MISSOURI

Politico: Steele's Blunt talk

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Arkansas: Both Parties Eye Challenge to Blanche Lincoln

TENNESSEE

Cookeville T: Gordon Meets Cookeville Constituents, Makes Promises About Health Care

NORTH CAROLINA

N&O: Many N.C. voters ambivalent toward senators

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: McMaster launches S.C. gov bid with Sanford swipe
CQ Politics: South Carolina: Attorney General Gunning for Top Job
CNN: SC Republican gov candidate jabs Sanford in announcement

RHODE ISLAND

AP: RI Gov to Shut Down State Government for 12 Days

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Connecticut: GOP Support Grows for Simmons' Senate Bid
USA Today: Actor Baldwin: No plans to challenge Sen. Lieberman

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Murray may shift on Kennedy Senate request
NYT: Editorial: Replacing Senator Kennedy
LA Times: Editorial: Seesaw Senate seats
Rasmussen: 2010 Massachusetts Governor: Democrat Patrick Loses Ground

NEVADA

Life News: Poll Shows Pro-Abortion Senate Leader Harry Reid Trails Republican Challengers

COLORADO

Politico: Beauprez not running for Senate
Michael Barone: Democrats' Colorado Gold Rush Turns Into a Bust









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August 24, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Health-Bill's Pace Prompts Calls for Delay
NYT: Senate Democrats Consider Tactic to Push Through Government Health Plan
Wash Times: Lieberman: Not right time for major bill
Hill: McCain: 'Abandon the public option'
Wash Times: Small businesses turn against health plan
Politico: Schumer hot for all-Dem option on health care
Hill: Group seeks Dem pledge on health bill
Fred Barnes: Republicans Have Obama Playing Defense
Michael Steele: Protecting Our Seniors: GOP Principles for Health Care
Ross Douthat: Dont Blame Obama
Paul Krugman: All the Presidents Zombies
Howard Kurtz: Journalists, Left Out of The Debate

NYT: Justice Dept. Report Advises Pursuing C.I.A. Abuse Cases
WaPo: New Unit to Question Key Terror Suspects
WSJ: CIA Faulted for Conduct at Prisons
WaPo: CIA Accountability: 6 Reasons Not to Prosecute Interrogators
Jed Babbin: Dhimmiheart

NYT: Obamas Team Is Lacking Most of Its Top Players

Wash Times: Obama poll numbers take no rest from falling
Richmond TD: Editorial: Republicans and the South: Dixie

WSJ: Oil Industry Details Costs of Climate Bill
WSJ: Budget Pain Spreads to Energy-Rich States
WSJ: The Cap-and-Trade Bait and Switch

NEW YORK

NY Post: Paterson pal Suozzi: Gov's a goner
NYDN: Pressure mounts for Gov. Paterson to go as critics pound on race remarks
NYDN: Gov. Paterson blindsided by S.I. Sen. Diane Savino: Lack of vision not race the issue
NYT: As Voter Disgust With Albany Rises, So Do Calls for a New Constitution
AP/Bauman: Voter shift upsets Republicans
AP/Bauman: Politics stall environmental bills
NY Post: Paterson plan from Rev. 'Ale'
Mike Lupica: 'Accidental Governor' Paterson wasting no time making excuses
Newsday: Giuliani meets Mondello, warm and friendly

NEW JERSEY

PoAC: Dems attack as Christie maintains lead
Star-Ledger: Christie and Corzine battle over health policy
Star-Ledger: Candidates spar over bare-bones health plan
APP: Editorial: Pot calling kettle black
NYT: N.J. Democrats Pounce After Christies Misstep
AP/Delli Santi: GOP: High hopes for NJ candidate despite setbacks

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Unlikely Voters Say A Lot in Virginia

MARYLAND

Examiner: Maryland GOPs elected leaders see party chairman as a drag

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Poll puts Garamendi ahead in race for 10th Congressional District seat
Daily Democrat: Poizner to discuss candidacy in Davis
Hill: Member sees depth of healthcare emotions at events
AP/Lin: As Calif. prison spending rises, so do concerns
Dan Walters: A new chapter in California's old rent control story

TEXAS



Star-Telegram: Battle over term limits roils Texas governor's race
Houston Chronicle: GOPers digging in for a fight
Amarillo: Fists already swinging in governor's race

FLORIDA

SPT: Speaking to Florida Republicans, Carrie Prejean tosses tiara into political ring
NRO: With a year to go before the Florida GOP primary, Marco Rubio is gaining steadily
AP/Munoz: Martinez departure part of GOP schism
St. Pete Times: Mike Bilirakis added to Crist's not-so-short list for Senate appointment
AP: Three more names to replace Martinez
AP: Lou Frey joins Crist's list of Martinez replacement candidates
Palm Beach Post: Crist adds 3 former Congressmen to ever-growing U.S. Senate list
Miami Herald: Miami State Rep. Erik Fresen facing foreclosure
Orlando Sentinel: Attorney says Crist 'taking sides' in Fathima Rifqa Bary case

GEORGIA

Human Events: Rep. Price Says Obama Plays 'Loose With the Facts' on Health Care
InsiderAdvantage: Ethics Watchdog A Victim Of Statehouse Politics?

ILLINOIS



Daily Herald: Suburban man goes to State Fair, comes away GOP chairman
AP/Suhr: Quinn grapples with prison cuts amid budget mess

INDIANA

Human Events: How One Blue Dog Turned Pink

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Kline emerges as GOP spokesman

PENNSYLVANIA

pennlive: Opposites attract? Sestak, Toomey share common goal

OHIO


Courthouse NS: Wealthy GOP Candidate Sues Ohio
Dayton Daily News: Town hall meetings give public chance to be heard

MICHIGAN

Fox28: Michigan Dems push GOP for unemployment benefits
Chicago Tribune: Granholm to announce high-speed rail moves

NORTH CAROLINA

N&O: N. Carolina Dems having trouble finding someone to beat GOP's Burr

SOUTH CAROLINA

WOLO: Impeachment Process Could Begin This Week
State: Jenny Sanford's friends on 'Early Show' Monday morning

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Polls show potential GOP challengers would beat Harry Reid
Politico: Poll: Reid trails by double digits
CQ Politics: Summer Tea Leaves Look Ominous for Nevada's Reids

MASSACHUSETTS

Human Events: Planning for Kennedys Departure

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August 23, 2009



NATIONAL

Orlando Sentinel: Pawlenty bashes Obama-care, asks Florida GOP to unite

Times UK: Palinettes lead Republican revival

WSJ: Obama Challenges Critics of Health-Care Overhaul
Wash Times: Obama tackles health care reform rumors
WaPo: Grass-Roots Battle Tests The Obama Movement
WaPo: Health-Care Battle Helps GOP Climb Out of Morass, but Challenges Are Plentiful
NYT: Daschle Has Ear of White House and Industry
Hill: Healthcare debate weighs heavy on Obama term
Hill: Dean to face unfriendly audience at health forum
CQ Politics: Vetting the Health Care Rhetoric
NYT: Editorial: The Uninsured

NYT: Energy Dept. Fails to Use Thermostats to Cut Costs

Hill: States rushing to meet stimulus reporting deadline

George Will: Obama's State Capitalism
Philadelphia Inquirer: The American Debate: Bashing Bush may not work this time
Ex: Party like it's 1993: Political landscape is familiar, but big differences may lurk for GOP

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Grassley, Conrad among Sunday healthcare chatter

NEW YORK

NY Post: Peeved Obama trumps Paterson's race card
AP/Bauman: NY Gov. Paterson: Media using racial stereotypes
NY Post: Dave's downfall all bumbling, no bigotry
NYDN: NYers don't put stock in race as Gov. David Paterson's reason for low poll numbers

Roll Call: Suburban New York Is Latest Health Care Battleground
AP/Bauman: Voter shift upsets Republicans: New York City Dems are registering upstate
NYDN: Alex Zablocki, Republican candidate for Public Advocate: Campaign questionnaire

NEW JERSEY



Wash Times: N.J. governor's race a GOP 'bellwether'
Star-Ledger: Bishops and gay marriage; Christie and the skeleton question
Star-Ledger: Editorial: Questions for Chris Christie
Daily Record: Who cares who Christie loaned money to?

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Virginia elections indicator of national mood
WDBJ7: Deeds and McDonnell visit Southwest Virginia
WaPo: Deeds's Success Seen As Crucial For Kaine
WaPo: Issues That Matter to You: Higher Education Costs
WaPo: Fact Checker
WaPo: Deeds Goes on the Offensive in Speech, Ad
News-Virginian: Deeds gamble offering low payoff

CALIFORNIA


Mercury News: California politics: Whitman's refusal to debate raises questions
Times-Standard: Political heavyweight Meg Whitman visits Humboldt
Times UK: Jerry Brown tipped to inherit Arnold Schwarzenegger's crown
Contra Costa Times: Tough road ahead for Boxer
SacBee: Carly Fiorina has big questions to answer
SF Chronicle: Too big to vote?
CQ Politics: A Borderline Issue in California House Special
LA Times: Decisive action on prison cuts is hard to come by
Dan Walters: Freeway gap symbolizes California's political inertia
SacBee: Willie Horton haunts debate as California Assembly rejects prison cuts
SacBee: More public workers retiring early

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Hutchison holding on to Senate seat
Dallas MN: Rick Perry says some GOP governors don't measure up
D: Hutchison, part of group that runs Alamo, says state needs bigger role in shrine's finances
Dallas MN: Perry, Hutchison could debate in Denton this fall
Dallas MN: Perry defends ceremonial bill signing events
Star-Telegram: PoliTex: Schieffer, too, getting in digs at Perry

FLORIDA

PNJ: Crist could name senator by Friday
Orlando Sentinel: Crist: federal health care debate is 'nuts'
Sun Sentinel: Bill McCollum, a familiar face, aims for governor
Orlando Sentinel: New poll shows Obama down, McCollum up
Orlando Sentinel: Candidates for Florida governor share stage for first time in Orlando
Miami Herald: Florida's GOP tries to put on unified front at Orlando rally
Fox: Florida Republicans Rally Supporters to Mobilize for 2010 Elections and Beyond
AP: Ex-Miss California USA talks to Fla. Republicans
AP/Didziulis: Meek slams Crist in preliminary to next year's Florida Senate race
News-Press: Florida Republican chairman cuts off access to charge cards
SPT: FL GOP try to unify despite credit-card scandal and competing Senate candidates
Herald Tribune: Angry reactions to Republican Party spending

GEORGIA

AJC: Agreement with state benefits Deals firm
Rome NT: Gubernatorial candidate speaks at local GOP breakfast
AJC: Oxendine still leads a frozen GOP race for governor

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels offers advice to Illinois GOP
Daily Herald: Hundreds gather in Schaumburg to protest Obama's health care plan
Bloomington Pantagraph: Illinois Republican Party chairman resigns before GOP rally
Chicago Tribune: Illinois GOP chief steals spotlight at Republicans' day at the fair
Examiner: McKenna's departure no big loss for Illinois Republicans

MINNESOTA

Post-Bulletin: Pawlenty looks for ways to improve GOP

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown MC: Toomey, Sestak to face off at town hall-style meeting
WSJ: Sestak and Toomey Twitter Their Way to a Debate
BlogCritics: Introducing Pat Toomey, 2010 Senate Candidate for Pennsylvania

OHIO


Dayton DN: Husted, Strickland await Supreme Court rulings to determine fates
Columbus Dispatch: Judge blocks 'no limits' campaign-cash rule
Fox8: Ohio Democratic congressman agrees to speak to GOP club on health care

MICHIGAN

Mlive: Michigan GOP rivals challenge Rick Snyder's attack on campaign financing
Detroit FP: Leadership key to state's rebound
Detroit News: Health care debate rages on at Birmingham rallies
Detroit FP: Conyers and Kilpatrick could have it tough in '10, poll shows

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Blunt, Carnahan campaigning at Mo. State Fair

TENNESSEE

KnoxNews: GOP seeking to tighten grip on state branches
KnoxNews: Some occupations of gubernatorial donors not listed

NORTH CAROLINA

WNCT: NC GOP Leaders Taking Budget Complaints on the Road
News14: Poll: N.C. electorate shifted back in GOP's favor

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: The race for governor: Drake knows his politics

NEVADA

AP/Sonner: Post-affair Ensign gets mixed results in Nevada




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August 22, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: New Splits Emerge in Health-Plan Talks
Hill: Obama would trade healthcare for second term
NYT: House Democrats Tussle Over Public Plan
NYT: Senates Gang of Six Still Hopes for a Bipartisan Plan
WSJ: No Deadline for House Health Care Vote, Says Hoyer
Politico: Henry Waxman's insurance probe began in July
Hill: Hoyer opens door to dropping public option
Politico: Hoyer: Public option may have to go
Politico: Will the GOP go 'nuclear'?
LA Times: Obama's healthcare messages are backfiring, strategists say
Jim Taranto: Obama & God LLP: From glibness to grandiosity on "matters of life & death"
Kathleen Parker: Hitler In August
Rush Limbaugh: Obama in Disarray, Media in Panic
Rush Limbaugh: Mother of All Battles Looms, Civil War Breaks Out on the Left
David Limbaugh: Obama's Brick Wall: The American People
Pat Buchanan: Sarah and the Death Panels

Hill: Health protesters plan Saturday rallies outside offices
Michelle Malkin: Join the nationwide Recess Rally
Recess Rally: National Website
WSJ: Explaining the Town-Hall Protests

WaPo: Oval Office Visit Hints at Daschle's Role
NYT: Early Word: Old Adviser
Politico: Daschle: Budget process could be 'only way' for health care

Reuters: Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion
Politico: W.H. hikes deficit estimate by $2 trillion
Hill: 10-year budget deficit grows by $2 trillion
Human Events: When the Rich Get Poorer, Look Out Below

Hill: Obama seeks to debunk 'outrageous myths' in address
WSJ: Obama to Take a Breather From Health-Care Fight
NYT: With Smiles, Obama Leaves Capital Behind
Bill O'Reilly: Have a Nice Vacation, Mr. President

AP/Max: Climate campaign creates carbon crimes

Hill: Democrats face increasingly uphill battle in 2010
CQ Politics: At-Risk Democrats More Apt to Split House Votes
CQ Politics: Many Vulnerable Lawmakers Vote Independent Line in House

WSJ: The justification for the Postal Service's monopoly is long past



WaPo: Ridge's Telling Tale, or Just Another Tell-All?
Politico: George W. Bush vets dismiss Tom Ridge claims

Politico: Ex-Armey aide indicted in Abramoff probe
Hill: Former Armey aide charged in Abramoff scandal

LA Times: Weekend TV Talk Shows

NEW YORK

NYT: Critics Driven by Racial Bias, Paterson Says
NY Post: Paterson whines: 'Racism!' Plays the 'Bias' card
NYDN: Paterson Accuses Media Of Racism, Says 2010 Loss Would Be 'Highest Honor'
Politico: Paterson blames media, race, for woes
NYDN: Race is not behind low poll numbers, calls for Gov. David Paterson to step down

NYT: The 43-Day Lieutenant Governor

Albany TU: Judge rejects Bruno bid to toss indictment

NEW JERSEY

Examiner: Chris Christie, a republican doing well in a blue state
Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: Christie's bad move
Star-Ledger: GOP assemblyman says new NJ office supplies contract locks out state vendors
Star-Ledg: NJ lt gov candidate calls for federal prosecutor to have no role in records request
Star-Ledg: Rep. Pallone moves site of Red Bank town hall meeting to hold larger audience

VIRGINIA

Bethany BW: McDonnell unveils plans to further develop Spaceport
WSLS: Bob McDonnell tours Areva plant in Lynchburg
Wash Times: Deeds' address highlights the past
CQ Politics: Democrat Hones Tactics in Virginia Gov Race

Hill: GOP looks to put the Hurt on Rep. Perriello

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Whitman weighs in on prison debate
SF Chronicle: State GOP may restrict primary to party members
WSJ: California GOP Pins Hopes on Ex-CEOs

TEXAS

WSJ: Fiscal Conservatism and the Soul of the GOP: Gov. Perry Interview
Star-Telegram: Perry accepts Texas GOP invitation to debate Hutchison
Star-Telegram: Kay Bailey Hutchison brings gubernatorial campaign to Fort Worth

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Florida's still head over heels for Charlie Crist
CQ Politics: Two Get a Jump as Primary Battles Loom for Open Florida Seat

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Oxendine Holds Early GOP Lead for Georgia Governor
Rasmussen: Georgia GOP Primary: Oxendine Leads By 18, but 31% are Undecided
Rasmussen: Georgia 2010 Democratic Primary: Barnes Still Far Ahead for Governor
Rasmussen: Georgia: 40% Favor Congressional Health Care Plan

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: When a Run for Office Means Heading Home

IOWA

CQ Politics: Braley Blasts Grassley on Health Bill Stance

WISCONSIN

AP/Foley: AG rejects state same-sex law

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: How Arlen Specter became a salesman for ObamaCare
Politico: LaHood: 'It's all transportation' with Specter

MISSOURI

CQ Politics: Bluntly Conservative Race for Missouri GOP Seat

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Like Father, Like Son in 'Money Bomb' Fundraising

WASHINGTON STATE

NYT: Incumbent Loses 3rd Term Bid as Seattles Mayor

NEW MEXICO


WSJ: New Mexico Roiled By Fresh Graft Case

MONTANA

Politico: Poll: Dems down on Max Baucus's health plan
Hill: Poll: Montana Dems pan Baucus on healthcare

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Poll suggests Gibbons a guaranteed election loser
Politico: Nevada: Town hall-free zone

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Kennedy plea not getting much traction
American Spectator: Ted Kennedy's Last Will and Testament
Rasmussen: 52% in Massachusetts Favor Kennedys Request for Interim Replacement

MARYLAND

Wash Times: Md. lawmaker regrets proposal stunt

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