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December 7, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Obama presses Democrats on health-care bill
Hill: Obama meets Dems without addressing divisive issues; negotiations continue
NYT: Push for Deal on Public Health Plan
Wash Times: Obama gives Dems a health-care pep talk
WSJ: CEOs and ObamaCare
Politics Daily: Reid on Health Care Package: 'We're Not There Yet'
NYT: Public Option for Senators
Politico: Chances shrink for pure public option
Politico: Rx For House Republicans: More Doctors

Politico: Mitt Romney: Tim Pawlenty is wrong on Massachusetts plan

WSJ: Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule
NYT: As Climate Meeting Starts, a Revival of Skepticism
NYT: Copenhagen Talks Tough on Climate Protest Plans
WaPo: U.S. urged to do more on climate
LA Times: Copenhagen climate talks will hinge on economics
AP/Max: 192 nations at UN climate conference in Copenhagen
WSJ: Global Warming and Mt. Kilimanjaro
Paul Krugman: An Affordable Truth

NYT: U.S. Forecasts Smaller Loss From Bailout of Banks
WaPo: Administration to slash bailout loss estimate by $200 billion
Politico: Strange coalition tries to stop Ben Bernanke at Fed
WSJ: Saving More Homes for the Same Money
Human Events: Jobs Summit Charade

WaPo: McChrystal's Afghanistan plan stays mainly intact
NYT: No Firm Plans for a U.S. Exit in Afghanistan
Hill: July 2011 withdraw date called 'firm'
Wash Times: Gates downplays Afghan exit timetable
Jed Babbin: Dont Court Martial the SEAL Three

Hill: Senators buckle down for a long holiday season in session
Hill: House likely to move on regulatory reform by end of the week
NYT: Ethics Rules for Congress Curb but Dont End Trips
Wash Times: States vie for $69B in infrastructure funding
Wash Times: Democrats briefly cede Senate to GOP

NYT: Justices to Weigh Honest-Services Law
WaPo: High court to take up corruption law: 'Honest services' called too vague
WSJ: The Supreme Case Against Sarbanes-Oxley
WaPo: Need is up, but funding plummets for legal aid

NYT: As Obamas Poll Numbers Fall, Criticism of Multitasking Rises



Sioux City Journal: Palin draws adoring crowd at book signing
Des Moines Register: 500 wait in line to meet Sarah Palin in Sioux City
Times UK: Sarah Palin speech and Iowa visit raise talk of White House bid in 2012
NYDN: Iowans line up in freezing temperatures to see Sarah Palin
AP/Glover: Palin's Iowa stop seen as presidential precursor
Politico: Sarah Palin hits Iowa on book tour
Politico: McCain very "proud" of Palin
NYT: The Comedy Duo of Palin and Frank

Examiner: Commentary: Was Huckabee wrong?

SFV BJ: GOP Hopes for Another 94, But Route 66 Likely

NEW YORK

NYT: An Elegant Home Away From Home for Republicans in Albany
NYT: Suozzi Campaign Failed, but Has $2 Million Left
Human Events: Where's Rudy?
Albany TU: Jury focuses on attorneys in Bruno case
Albany TU: Red ink for Joe's friends
NYDN: Gay advocates see bloodbath for New York Dem 'no' voters

NEW JERSEY

PoAC: Showdown over gay marriage begins in New Jersey state Senate
Star-Ledger: N.J. lawmakers consider gay marriage

Politico: Dems mull limits to Christie powers
S-L: Editorial: Filling NJ's vacant Senate seats: A transparent attempt to tie Christie's hands

PoAC: Runyan's run may make for heated primary in New Jersey's 3rd District

Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. town's drift could be omen for Democrats
Cherry Hill CP: GOP sees brighter future in S.J. races

VIRGINIA

News-Leader: After losing streak, Va. GOP hails wins
Examiner: Virginia GOP continues to advance
Danville: With weeks left, Gov. Kaine reflects on term
WaPo: Wilder examines Deeds's failures

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Democrats would do right to do right by Maldonado
Contra Costa Times: Maldonado nomination poses GOP dilemma
LA Times: Assembly Democrats go public with battle over next speaker
Dan Walters: Immigration debate linked to health care
American Spectator: Witch Hunt in the Golden State

TEXAS

Midland RT: White's switch to governor's race adds intrigue for Dems

FLORIDA

AP/Farrington: Analysis: With election near, Gov. Crist changes
Herald Tribune: Crist to speak at GOP dinner Sunday in Sarasota
Ledger: Dockery Presses Fight on SunRail

GEORGIA

AJC: Norwood to seek recount in Atlanta mayor's race
Sunday Paper: A talk with Atlanta's new mayor

ILLINOIS

Chicago Trib: Senate candidates agree on elections for vacancies, making jobs a priority
Chicago Tribune: Republican, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate tackle Illinois issues
Chicago Tribune: Burglary at Blago's lawyers produces gun charge

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: R.T. Rybak leaps into the race for governor

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Heated race for money in Pa. governor's campaign

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Brown likes one GOP health-care proposal

MICHIGAN

Livingston Daily: Livingston man in race for governor

MISSOURI

Hill: McCaskill: 'Weird' when good job numbers used as political fodder

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Lamar Alexander coordinates GOP offensive on health care
Commercial Appeal: Jackson, Tenn., doctor weighing run for Congress

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Hagan avoids specifics on Senate hopefuls

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: SC panel convening 4th Sanford impeachment hearing
Greenville News: Censure more likely for Gov. Mark Sanford

MASSACHUSETTS

USA Today: Mass. primary poses puzzle on future of Kennedy's Senate seat
Politico: Clinton records robo-call for Coakley
Daily News: U.S. Senate primary election slated for tomorrow
Eagle-Tribune: Editorial: Remember, there's an election tomorrow

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: John Ensign working his way back, trying to put affair behind him
Politico: John Ensign probe shifts into high gear
AP: Poll: Goodman, Sandoval neck to neck for governor

MONTANA

WSJ: Baucus Tie to Nominee Kept Mum
WSJ: Girlfriends and Double Standards
Politico: Max Baucus just one of the Washington club

ARIZONA

LA Times: The fight's back in John McCain

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Hatch gains a new 'seat' of power

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Stakes high for each side in special Senate election
WFPL: Special Election Tuesday For Kentucky Senate Seat





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December 6, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Illinois prison likely to house detainees
NYT: How Obama Came to Plan for Surge in Afghanistan
WaPo: Obama pressed for faster surge
WaPo: Cadets left with 'a real clarity about our mission'
AP: Protesters Rally Against New York Terror-Trial Plan



WSJ: Obama, Senate Democrats to Meet Sunday on Health Care
Hill: Obama will try to rally Senate Dems on healthcare Sunday
Wash Times: Public option bedevils Senate Dems
Politico: Dems weigh new public option deal
WaPo: Deals cut with health groups may be at peril
NYT: Senate Clears Way for Home Health Care Cuts
Boston Globe: Worries grow that health overhaul could price out many
NYT: Editorial: Senate Health Care Follies

NYT: Negotiators at Climate Talks Face Deep Fault Lines
Wash Times: Climate treaty's goals elusive
WSJ: EPA Poised to Declare CO2 a Public Danger
AP: UN climate chief: hacked e-mails are damaging
Boston Globe: Copenhagen: the Climate Summit
LA Times: Denmark's green credentials obscure some unpleasant facts
American Thinker: Understanding Climategate's Hidden Decline
American Thinker: Sudan despot embraces 'climate justice' in Copenhagen
NYT: Editorial: That Climate Change E-Mail
Jared Diamond: Will Big Business Save the Earth?
George Will: The climate-change travesty

Politico: New jobs plan may be more of old one
CQ Politics: Obama Promises Focus on Jobs; GOP Returns to Health Care Critique

NYT: Grab Bag of Charities Grows, Along With U.S. Tax Breaks





Reuters: Sarah Palin in the belly of the beast: Washington
WSJ: With Humor, Palin Attempts Media Truce
Politico: Palin cracks wise at Gridiron dinner
Hill: Palin pokes fun at herself at Gridiron
McClatchy: What Sarah Palin had to say at Saturday's Gridiron dinner
LA Times: Sarah Palin speech: The view's better from inside the bus than under it
WaPo: Palin fans out for a look and a book in Fairfax: Signing event draws thousands
American Thinker: In defense of Sarah Palin & conservative women

Fox: Draft Cheney? Conservatives Have Competing Visions Over Former VP's Role

NYT: 4 Ex-Governors, Older, Grayer and Craving Jobs of Yore

Politico: Frank reps Dems at Gridiron dinner

NYT: Threats Against Obama Spiked Early

Wash Times: Club for Growth wields outsized influence
CQ Politics: Small-Business Lobby Retools For Current Political Picture
Wash Times: 'Ethical' stem-cell work advances

NEW YORK

NYDN: Judge went easy on Monserrate sentence - but State Senate sanctions may be tough
NY Post: Hiram spared jail, denied love
AP/Long: 3 years probation for NY pol

Albany TU: Bruno jury back Monday; case still undecided
Albany TU: Jury re-hears testimony about Brunos work for Abbruzzese

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Once powerful teachers union faces tough times with Christie
Paul Mulshine: N.J.'s financial crisis: Crunch time for Gov.-elect Chris Christie

VIRGINIA



Wash Times: Cuccinelli vows as Va. AG to defend conservatism

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: California official exempted himself to drive state car home
Dan Walters: Book looks back on California's golden era of legislation

TEXAS

Austin AS: Low-key Houston mayor hopes his hometown popularity translates statewide
Daily Tribune: Kinky Friedman stops in Naples on campaign tour

FLORIDA

Florida TU: Political intrigue slows U.S. attorney pick
Ocala: War of words dominating search for U.S. attorney

Palm Beach Post: Cash pursuit for rail line thorny issue for Florida GOP
Palm Beach Post: Crist: Opposing rail package would be catastrophic

GEORGIA

AJC: Atlanta's mayoral vote certified: Mayor-elect Reed begins transition

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Police fail to turn up laptops after searching Blagojevich computer suspect

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: A few inch ahead in race for governor

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Tom Corbett's conundrum
Scranton TT: Pa. casinos spend over $1 million to lobby in '09

OHIO




Cleveland PD: GOP Senate candidate Portman urges suspending payroll tax a year
Cleveland PD: Sen. Brown joins GOP in demanding that Congress go on 'public option,' too
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland alleges China dumping steel in U.S

MICHIGAN



Detroit News: GOP faithful greet Michigan candidates
Detroit FP: Cox to file lawsuit to block carp

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Herron Calls GOP Attacks 'Desperate'

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Palin gets Graham's blessing

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: SC Governor: Democrat Rex Runs Close Against Top GOP Hopefuls
State: S.C. governor candidates look for dirt

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Candidates making last push before primary

NEVADA

AP: Senate panel seeks records in Ensign scandal

MONTANA

NYT: Baucus Acknowledges Recommending Girlfriend
WaPo: Baucus defends nominating girlfriend
WSJ: Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney
Wash Times: Baucus picked girlfriend for key post
Hill: Baucus: Relationship wasn't an 'affair'

KENTUCKY

AP: Kentucky Halts Lethal Injections Until Hearings

ARKANSAS

Hill: NRSC hits Lincoln for insurance industry contributions

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Palin returning to Sioux City
Argus Leader: People lining up to see Sarah Palin



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December 5, 2009





NATIONAL

Hill: Palin says Obama should boycott Copenhagen over hacked e-mails
St. Louis PD: Sarah Palin meets with Billy Graham, calls for more Godly America
AP: Sarah Palin says nation should rededicate itself to God
Austin AS: Hundreds brave cold to see Sarah Palin at Fort Hood
AP/Brown: Palin arrives to cheering crowd at Fort Hood
NYDN: Sarah Palin brings 'Going Rogue' book signing tour to Fort Hood
KWTX: Crowds Gather Early For Palins Fort Hood Visit
Star-Telegram: More than 1,000 Palin fans show up for book signing in Plano
Dallas MN: Palin brings star power to Plano
Dallas MN: Fans' enthusiasm means Palin's still a GOP force
Sioux City Journal: Palin fans will begin lining up tomorrow in Sioux City
NYT: Palin, Frank to Speak at Gridiron Dinner
St. Louis PD: Palin calls Obama birth certificate an issue but not one she raises
WaPo: Palin backs questions on Obama citizenship
NYT: Palin Enters, and Quickly Tries to Exit, the Scrum on Obama’s Birthplace
Winnipeg FP: Palin speaks American
AP: Critic files complaint against Alaska officials: Critic's 5 previous complaints dismissed

Larry Sabato: Looking Ahead: Senate Races 2012-2014
Howard Kurtz: Conservatives jumping ship

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

Wash Times: Climate-research furor might not stop U.S. deal
WaPo: In e-mails, science of warming is hot debate
Hill: Rep. Issa: Obama's refusal to investigate 'Climategate' emails is 'unconscionable'
NY Post: NASA big: Scrap cap and trade
WSJ: Obama, in Shift, Expects Climate Deal at Summit
WaPo: Hopes for climate deal get a boost
Politico: W.H. raises climate summit stakes
NYT: Obama Shifts His Visit to Last Day of Climate Conference
Hill: Obama shifts gears, will attend close of Copenhagen talks
NYT: Obama Delays Trip to Copenhagen by One Week
Wash Times: Skeptics press Obama on climate summit
Hill: Kerry: U.S. moving too slowly on climate
Jim Taranto: The Inconvenient Truth: Gore "brushes aside" evidence of scientific misconduct

NYT: Jobs Report Is Strongest Since the Start of the Recession
CQ Politics: Boehner Notes That Jobless Rate Is Still at Double Digits
Hill: Boehner 'encouraged' by jobs report, but 'no cause for celebration'
Fox: RNC Chairman Steele Blasts Job Summit
Fox: Job Woes Hit Blue States Hardest, Spelling Trouble for Democrats
Hill: Dems push jobs bill despite 'best jobs report' since recession began
NYT: In Speech, Obama Calls Jobs Report a ‘Hopeful Sign’
WaPo: Taking his jobs message on the road
WSJ: Ground Shifts for Stimulus: Positive Report Complicates Dems' Push for More Spending
WSJ: Obama's Week Ends on Up Note
WSJ: TARP Cash Targeted in Jobs Push
WSJ: A Jobs Sigh of Relief: A better stimulus plan: Have Congress adjourn until 2011
WaPo: Quarter of borrowers in anti-foreclosure plan are behind
Hill: CBO: Financial overhaul would hike deficit by $4.5 billion

WSJ: Senate Moderates Target Health Costs
WaPo: Senate pushes ahead on long-term care program
Wash Times: Senate approves long-term care for seniors, disabled
NYT: Efforts to Strip Health Care Provisions Fall Short
NYT: Home Care Patients Worry Over Possible Cuts
WSJ: Blue Cross Blue Patients: Another study predicts higher insurance prices
Hill: Senate Democrats targeting the pay of health insurance executives
Hill: AFL-CIO ad pushes senators to nix 'Cadillac tax' in health bill
Hill: Senate to vote on health amendments over weekend
Hill: Talks on future of public option in healthcare bill intensify in the Senate
WaPo: The only doctor in town
Politico: Abortion battle could derail health bill
Politico: Mods, libs hold rare meeting on health care
Hill: Burton hopes GOP will look pretty in pink during health debate
Kim Strassel: Lieberman: No Way, No How, to the Public Option
Ed Miller: Health Reform Could Harm Medicaid Patients
John Fund: Why Dems Are Obsessed by Health Reform

WSJ: Public Option Campus Revolt: Federal student-loan takeover gets booed in academia

NEW YORK

Albany TU: A year of turmoil winding up at Capitol
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani takes job as security consultant for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
NY Post: Hevesi took swank trips as 'payoffs'
Albany TU: Priscilla Almodovar resigns
NYT: Editorial: A Little Pension Reform

NYT: Probation for Monserrate After Assault Conviction
AP/Long: Probation, no jail for Monserrate

NYT: Bloomberg Drops Key Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie names several senior aides
AP: NJ Gov.-elect Christie names top office staff

NYT: New Jersey Nears Vote on Letting Gays Marry

AP: N.J. debt climbs to $33.9B, third highest in nation

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell adds five to administrations team
Wash Times: McDonnell names four to state posts
Patriot-Post: Interview with Governor-Elect Bob McDonnell
NBC29: McDonnell Makes Key Appointments
Richmond TD: Deeds losing campaign ends up in the black, but just barely

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: Abel Maldonado puts both Dems, GOP in quandary
McClatchy: For California politicians, state's drought is big issue
SacBee: Tax board's request signals California may see more furloughs
WSJ: 'Weak' Mayor Seeks Assist to Reshape Sacramento

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Perry has little to say about the Houston mayor's bid
Austin AS: White swings at Perry as he enters governor's race
Dallas MN: Houston Mayor Bill White to run for Texas governor
WSJ: Houston's White Enters Texas Governor Race
NYT: Popular Mayor to Run for Governor of Texas

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: Rubio's Congressional Supporters To Come Out for D.C. Events
CQ Politics: Short-Timer LeMieux Opens Leadership PAC

SPT: Panel dismisses ethics claims against Kottkamp, McCollum, Sink for use of state planes
Miami Herald: Senators continue to squabble over rail plan
St. Pete Times: Florida's revenues not as dire as first thought

NYT: Paula Hawkins, 82, Florida Ex-Senator, Dies
Orlando Sentinel: Scott Maxwell recalls ex-U.S. Sen. Paula Hawkins

GEORGIA

GPB: Burkhalter Won't Raise Taxes; Power Struggle Ahead?
AJC: Georgias Republicans after Richardson

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Computers with Rod Blagojevich recordings are stolen
Chicago Sun-Times: Authorities look into break-in at Blagojevich lawyers' office
Politico: Blagojevich evidence stolen

Herald-Review: Bill Brady garners downstate support in GOP race for governor

MINNESOTA

Wash Times: Pawlenty sued for making cuts to balance state budget
Politico: Pawlenty: Obama's 'Ponzi scheme'
AP/Lohn: Pawlenty, other aspirants travel for foreign cred

PENNSYLVANIA



PennLive: Toomey blasts Obama on economy
CQ Politics: Rep. Barney Frank to Endorse Sestak for Senate

OHIO


Examiner: Kasich warns $1M from Dem govs to Strickland will lead to economic oblivion

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan House Speaker has end-of-session goals
Detroit News: Kilpatrick aides tied to bribery scheme
Detroit FP: Kilpatrick aides implicated: Pair took kickbacks in land deal, ex-cop says

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Limits to jury damage awards to be debated by Missouri Supreme Court

TENNESSEE

Examiner: Julia Corker, daughter of Bob Corker, carjacked 9 blocks from US Capital

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Burr won't hold up nominee's hearing
Greensboro NR: Editorial: Hagan takes a stand for federal prosecutor

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: 49% in South Carolina Oppose Impeachment of Sanford
AJC: Body language and political marriages

McClatchy: Commentary: Lindsey Graham needs to stop flirting with bipartisanship

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Women across US donate to Coakley

NEVADA

USA Today: Poll: Sen. Reid's approval rating at 38%
Politico: Poll: Reid badly trails Republican opponents
AP: Poll: Reid's favorability hasn't risen with ads

NYT: Nevada Senator Ensign Faces Increased Scrutiny
NYT: Ethics Committee Issues Subpoenas in Ensign Inquiry

MONTANA



NYT: Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for Post, Aide Says
AP/Peipert: Aide: Baucus nominated girlfriend for US attorney
Politico: Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. Attorney job

MISSISSIPPI

Hill: Rep. Thompson faces ethics probe over credit card measure, industry donations
Politico: Aide denies Thompson charges regarding contributions from credit card companies

CONNECTICUT

Politico: Ex-Shays aide charged with embezzlement
CQ Politics: Shays Ex-Campaign Manager Indicted
Hill: Former campaign manager of Shays pleads not guilty to embezzlement

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: Thune Strategist: Daschle `Amateur Compared to Reid

KANSAS

AP/Hanna: Wiggans to stay in governor's race despite lawsuit
AP: Brownback manager: Demo gov hopeful 'fraud'









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December 4, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Gates: 'No deadlines' on troop withdrawal
NYT: Gates Says Afghan Drawdown Timing Is Flexible
NYT: Obamas Afghanistan Decision Is Straining Ties With Democrats
Politico: The aftermath: A new reality for President Obama
Peggy Noonan: Obama Redeclares War: Can he win without support of his political base?
Charles Krauthammer: Uncertain trumpet
Pat Buchanan: Obama's Exit Strategy
David Brooks: The Analytic Mode of Obama
Max Hastings: Our Timeline, and the Talibans
Seth Jones: Take the War to Pakistan
Michael Gerson: Obama's case to make
Sen. Jim Webb: A plan in need of clarity
Anders Rasmussen: A new momentum for Afghanistan
James Taranto: Bush Can't Swim: The AP outdoes itself in Obama puffery
Human Events: The Kerry Report
American Spectator: Democrat Wars
WSJ: The Welfare State and Military Power

WaPo: Resumed military panels face new challenges

Wash Times: Democrats call for temporary 'don't ask' immunity

NYT: Obama Tackles Jobless Woes, but Warns of Limited Funds
Hill: GOP's own economic talks blame policies, uncertainty
Fox: On the Job Hunt: Newt Gingrich Weighs in
AP: Newt Gingrich calls President Obama's jobs forum a 'disappointment'
Rush Limbaugh: The EIB Jobs Summit: Stories of Employers and the Unemployed
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Summit Just a PR Show
WaPo: Jobs summit underscores dilemma: With deficit soaring, role of private sector pushed
Hill: Job proposals from Democrats could add $300 billion in new federal spending
Politico: Obama dismisses criticism of summit
Hill: Obama calls for jobs measures despite budget deficit worries
WSJ: TARP Cash Targeted in Jobs Push

WSJ: Crowded Agenda Dogs Health Bill
Hill: Talks on future of public option in healthcare bill intensify in the Senate
Hill: Democrats market new public options, but securing 60 votes remains elusive
WaPo: Reid's recipe for getting health-care deal done
Wash Times: Democrats win $400B in Medicare cuts
WaPo: Senate votes down GOP plan to strip Medicare cuts from bill
Hill: Nelson amendment restricting abortions expected to fall short even with GOP support
NYT: Senate Backs Preventive Health Care for Women
Politico: Senate health bill inches forward
Hill: Reid plans noon session on Sunday
NYT: Editorial: Good News on Premiums
WSJ: Medicare Part D 'Reforms' Will Harm Seniors
Paul Krugman: Reform or Else
Judith Warner: Bo-Tax Backlash

WSJ: The High Costs of Copenhagen
LA Times: Global warming e-mails prompt Republican letter to EPA
Wash Times: Dems aim to expand water pollution controls
Wash Times: Gore cancels climate conference event
Rasmussen: Americans Skeptical of Science Behind Global Warming
Politico: Have the greens failed?
American Thinker: Global warming's new clothes
Rush Limbaugh: Algore Stays Silent on ClimateGate



WSJ: Bernanke Fights for Second Term
Wash Times: Bernanke makes case for new Fed term
Hill: Key Dems back Ben Bernanke for second term as Fed chairman
Wash Times: Bernanke says Fed actions averted meltdown
NYT: Bernanke Says Fed Should Have Done More
Politico: Ben Bernanke defends Fed's decisions
WaPo: Senators critical of Bernanke at hearing
WaPo: Editorial: Nibbling at Mr. Bernanke
WSJ: Near-Zero Rates Are Hurting the Economy
Lawrence Kudlow: No Solid Gold Performance from Bernanke

WSJ: Sarbanes-Oxley on Trial: The hasty 2002 law gets a potent constitutional challenge

Hill: Frank, Waxman ironing out differences over financial regulatory agency

Politico: Nancy Pelosi pushes global financial fee

NYT: House Votes to Extend Tax on Estates of the Wealthy
NYT: House Extends Estate Tax Rate
WSJ: House Bill Extends Current Estate Tax
Wash Times: Estate tax rate to be set at 45%

WSJ: Officers Put on Leave Over Crashing of Party
NYT: 3 Secret Service Officers Put on Leave in White House Gate-Crashing

NYT: Deputy Attorney General to Step Down in February
Politico: DOJ No. 2, David W. Ogden, steps down



Politico: Sarah Palin embraces anti-abortion role
Politico: Palin: Obama birth certificate 'a fair question'
AP: Sarah Palin's fans push for 2012 presidential run
AP/Zagier: Palin book tour keeps press as far away as possible
Politics Daily: Mike Huckabee's Loss is Sarah Palin's Gain
Debra Saunders: Huckabee Handed Out Pardons Like Candy

WSJ: Dems Need a Midcourse Correction
David Broder: Testing President No-Drama
Hill: Hoyer: Dems need to focus on economy to avoid mid-term losses
Hill: Liberals warn Obama that base may skip midterm elections

Dick Morris: The Black Caucus war against Obama

Politico: Tim Kaine: Tea parties devouring GOP
American Spectator: Can You Hear Us Now?

NEW YORK

NYT: New York States Budget: The Republican View
NYT: Bleeding Cash and Deep in Debt, OTB Files for Bankruptcy Protection

NYT: Paterson Sidelined in Push for Same-Sex Marriage
Albany TU: Gay marriage defeated: Senate Roll Call

NYT: Boss and Close Friend, and Not Afraid to Tell Bruno to Stop It in Court
Albany TU: Ex-Senate lawyers role gets new look

NYT: Court Bars Takeover of Land for Columbia Campus

NEW JERSEY


Star-Ledger: N.J. borrowing grew 700 percent during past two decades
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine nominates his chief of staff for Superior Court judgeship

VIRGINIA



Cal Thomas: New face for the GOP: Virginia governor-elect may be party's future
Roanoke Times: Virginia budget expert to keep post as finance secretary under McDonnell
WaPo: Kaine plans to extend health benefits to same-sex partners

CALIFORNIA


Contra Costa Times: Maldonado will seek lieutenant governor's job
LA Times: California ethics panel probes state Sen. Wright in campaign-law issue
Dan Walters: Political chess played on California initiatives
SF Chronicle: Prop. 8 backers likely to win disclosure fight

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry's hat back in ring for Texas governor; Hutchison, White to follow
Dallas MN: Potential election foes Hutchison, White unite in fight for Texas plant
Dallas MN: Sarah Palin making stop in North Texas today
Dallas MN: Sarah Palin making stop at Plano's Legacy Books on Friday as part of book tour

FLORIDA

PNJ: Crist speaks to local GOP: Crist stumps ahead of Senate primary
St. Pete Times: Behind-the-scenes fight affects U.S. Attorney nomination
St. Pete Times: Legislative session on rail opens with defections, polarized debate
Orlando Sentinel: Rail session creates some compromising situations for lawmakers

GEORGIA

AJC: Richardson out, Burkhalter will be speaker
AJC: Burkhalter champions tax cuts
LA Times: Georgia House speaker to resign amid scandal
NYT: Lawmaker Steps Down Under Cloud
AP/McCaffrey: Ga. speaker resigns after lobbyist affair claim

AJC: Reed's lead grows after count
WSJ: Atlanta Officials to Count Provisional Ballots in Mayoral Race

ILLINOIS

American Spectator: Mark Kirk's Lead Seems Safe
Chicago Tribune: McKenna stakes campaign on shaky label as outsider
NYT: Cook County Board President Struggles to Rally Crumbling Political Base
NYT: Daley Allies Split Over the Budget

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Norm Coleman back in the buzz as talk of gubernatorial candidacy grows
Star Tribune: Palin to make time for Freedom Club in Minnesota

PENNSYLVANIA

CNN: RNC airs critical ads prior to Obama visit
Philadelphia Inquirer: Delco lawmaker seeks state's No. 2 position
Philadelphia Inquirer: Killion to run for lieutenant governor

OHIO


Lancaster EG: Former Ohio senator DeWine brings his attorney general campaign to town

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Bing pleads for federal dollars for Detroit at Jobs Summit

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Blunt: GOP needs to make sure minorities know our message

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Finney Says No to Tennessee 8
Hill: Rep. Tanners exit signals more trouble for Dems than Moores

NORTH CAROLINA

Fox: Attorney Nomination Raises Concerns About Course of Edwards Probe

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: 28 ethics charges dropped against Sanford
State: Tradition trumps Sanfords' marriage woes
State: Midlands businessman running for governor

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Four Democrats reaching out to voters as primary looms
Boston Globe: Candidates are hoping TV ads can pitch them into Senate seat
Politico: Fight to replace Ted Kennedy fizzles

NEVADA

CQ Politics: Nevada Senate: Angle Doesn't Need Ensign's Help

COLORADO

Wash Times: Tancredo rouses gun rights advocates

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: 2010 Arkansas Senate: Lincoln Runs Behind Four GOP Challengers
Rasmussen: 70% in State Oppose Letting Elected Officials Reduce Felons Sentences

INDIANA

CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. Hostettler to Run for Senate against Bayh

DELAWARE

CQ Politics: Delaware Likes Castle for Senate

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Connecticut Candidate Swaps Races







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December 3, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Time Limit on Surge Draws Fire
WSJ: Lawmakers Challenge Gates: Withdrawal Date, Afghan Participation Are Questioned
NYT: Afghanistan and Pakistan Rattled by Plan for Drawdown
WaPo: Pakistanis voice concerns about Obama's new Afghanistan plan
NYT: Obama Team Defends Policy on Afghanistan
NYT: Most New U.S. Forces for Afghanistan Will Be Sent to Taliban Stronghold in South
Wash Times: Senators scrutinize Obama's war plan: GOP members wary of 2011 withdrawal
Wash Times: U.S. allies pledge 5,000 more troops
NYT: Some Allies Wary of New Troop Pledges
Hill: Gates opposes troop withdrawal deadline for Afghanistan
Karl Rove: Obama Can Win in Afghanistan
James Taranto: Al Qaeda and Iraq: Obama subtly acknowledges the link
Eliot Cohen: A Wartime President: losing old friends and winning uncomfortable new ones
John Fund: President Obama and President Pelosi Part Ways
George Will: This will not end well
Dana Milbank: Obama's Afghan deadline all but missed
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Incoherent Afghanistan War Policy Doesn't Plan for Victory
Rush Limbaugh: Imagine if Mullah Omar Announced Taliban Has Plan to Retreat in 2011
WaPo: Homeland Security chief warns of threat from al-Qaeda sympathizers in U.S.
Wash Times: Blackwater founder to resign, cites legal woes

NYT: Senate Breaks Health Stalemate; First Votes Today
Wash Times: Senate to skip holiday if health care bill stalls
WSJ: US Senate Democrats Bemoan Slowed Health-Care Debate
NYT: Democratic Governors Voice Concern Over Health Care Bill
NYT: Memo Tells How to Derail Senate Health Bill
Reuters: Health debate in Senate moves toward gridlock
Politico: Senate debate is the beginning of health-care dialogue
Hill: Coburn offers amendment to remove Gulf Coast money from healthcare bill
AP/Werner: Abortion rights supporters, foes prepare for showdown on Senate health bill
Dick Morris: UK cancer death rate is 38% higher than in the US
American Thinker: Public Option: Great Britain's Warning to America
American Spectator: Where's the Urgency on Health Care Reform?

WSJ: Obama Science Adviser Urges Climate Action Amid Uproar
WaPo: An energy answer in the shale below?
WaPo: Drilling right into a heated environmental debate
WaPo: As emissions increase, carbon 'sinks' get clogged
Wash Times: NASA embroiled in climate dispute
Hill: Sen. Kerry sees 'definite Republican votes' for climate change legislation
Hill: Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over 'Climategate'
Ann Coulter: Do smoking guns cause global warming, too?
Rep. John Linder: Climate challenges

WaPo: NIH authorizes use of first human embryonic stem cells under new policy
Wash Times: 13 new human stem-cell lines OK'd

WSJ: Administration Targets Jobs Puzzle
WaPo: As Obama opens jobs summit, he faces limited options for growth
Wash Times: Obama's jobs summit faces vexing statistics
American Thinker: Jobs Summit will not produce jobs
Politico: House Democrats float new jobs plan
CBS: Gingrich Offers Alternate Jobs Summit
Rep. Lamar Smith: Recovering stolen jobs is key to American recovery
Robert Samuelson: Job creation made hard
Harold Meyerson: Time for more stimulus
WSJ: Mistakes in Stimulus Report Under Review
WaPo: Stimulus is boon for D.C. area contractors
WaPo: Financial regulatory package heads to House despite boycott of vote
WSJ: Black Caucus, White House Clash: Lawmakers Skip Finance-Overhaul Vote in Protest
NYT: Senator Moves to Hold Up Bernanke Confirmation
Politico: Bernie Sanders's block ups stakes for Fed
CQ Politics: Republicans Displeased With Delay in Implementation of Gambling Law

WSJ: House Transport Panel Head Seeks $69 Billion in New Spending

WSJ: Beach Erosion Weighed in Property-Rights Case

NYT: Report Examines Civil Rights During Bush Years

WaPo: Editorial: Extend the estate tax

Wash Times: Top Interior official gets $2M bonus



AP: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin brings 'Going Rogue' book tour to southwest Missouri
American Thinker: Sarah Palin's Reagan Qualities
NYT: Review: Palin memoir's sharpest barbs are reserved for the McCain campaign

American Thinker: Shameless Huck-stering

Examiner: 2012 Election: Republican presidential field is wide open
Politico: Dem govs focus on economy for 2010
WaPo: Democrats say they'll be on defensive in '10
Martin Frost: Warning signals for House Democrats

Baltimore Sun: Steele speaks out against litmus tests
American Spectator: Conservatives, Beware of Overconfidence

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Same-sex marriage defeated in state Senate
NYT: New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill
AP/Gormley: New York state lawmakers reject gay marriage bill

WSJ: NY State of Revolt: Enough with the taxes, say voters in Westchester and LI

Albany TU: No verdict yet; jury to return Thursday

NEW JERSEY



Star-Ledger: N.J. Gov.-elect Christie to re-evaluate all state borrowing
Philadelphia Inquirer: $40.1 million spent to contest N.J. governorship

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. budget to test McDonnell's stance
Daily Press: Virginia GOP huddles in Williamsburg
Examiner: Steve Hunt wins GOP nomination for the Va. 37th Senatorial District
WTOP: Source: Kent to head McDonnell gov staff
WaPo: Kent likely to get chief of staff nod Thursday
Richmond TD: McDonnell expected to fill two positions
Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell to announce staff

CALIFORNIA




SF Chronicle: LA Dem may become Assembly's 1st gay speaker
LA Times: 2 L.A. men vie to be California's next Assembly speaker
SacBee: California Assembly speaker backs L.A. freshman as successor
SacBee: Whitman spot is big on ideas, short on specifics
Napa Valley Register: GOP gubernatorial candidate, Steve Poizner stops in Napa
George Skelton: Schwarzenegger's last year and last chance

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Perry to file for re-election Thursday, says DC set on 'regulatory flights of fancy'
Dallas MN: Gov. Rick Perry names State District Judge Lana Myers to appeals court in Dallas
NYT: Its Just a Texas-Governor Thing
AP: Texas primary filing period begins
Austin AS: Texas education head warns of 'federal takeover'

FLORIDA

Palm Beach Post: Rubio defends 'limited government' record
Tampa Tribune: Crist camp: Rubio squandered tax dollars
News-Press: Top court gives Crist his corruption grand jury
AP: High court OK's Crist request for grand jury
Miami Herald: Plunging property values will cause school funding shortfall
St. Pete Times: Falling Florida property values to pose problem for legislators

GEORGIA

GPB: State House Dems Eyeing Ethics Complaint Against Speaker
AJC: Richardson's future topic of meeting
AJC: Richardson facing fight for career
AJC: Signs that Glenn Richardsons resignation is a matter of when, not if
AJC: Richardsons political future unclear

Macon Telegraph: Oxendine to Ga. insurers: Keep covering mammograms

AJC: Atlanta mayoral election: Race a key factor
LA Times: 'Crossover' voters called key to Reed's apparent win in Atlanta mayoral race

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: 3 GOP hopefuls split with Kirk over Guantanamo statements
Chicago Tribune: GOP governor candidate gets the attribution right this time in new TV ad

MINNESOTA

Politico: Norm Coleman's re-emergence builds 2010 buzz
Star-Tribune: State budget deficit projected at $1.2 billion
AP/Bakst: Back in red: Minnesota faces $1.2 billion deficit
MPR: Third Republican enters race for Minnesota's 1st District
Winona DN: Hagedorn third Republican to challenge Walz

PENNSYLVANIA

PennLive: Toomey plans to take full advantage of Obama's visit to Allentown Friday

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Lawmakers hammering out deal to balance state budget
Cleve PD: Jennifer Brunner takes early anti-surge position: Smart, but too late?

MICHIGAN

Lansing SJ: Bernero 'mulling' run for governor

MISSOURI

KSPR: Gov. Sarah Palin Signs Hundreds of Books in Springfield

TENNESSEE

Politico: Tanner's departure alarms Dems
Politico: The Republican pitch for Tanners seat
CQ Politics: Tanner To Retire; Herron Switches Races, Will Run For House
CQ Politics: Heron Set to Refund Gubernatorial Campaign Cash

CQ Politics: Possible Gordon Challenger Meets with NRCC

NORTH CAROLINA

N&O: U.S. attorney change in N.C. raises questions about Easley, Edwards investigations

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford's lawyers defend use of state airplanes
State: High Court: Sanford documents must be released
Politico: DeMint: Wish I'd thought of 'You lie!'
Politico: DeMint: Tea Parties can defeat Dems

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: In last debate, Coakleys foes go after each other
Boston Globe: If looks make the senator, Coakley takes race
CQ Politics: Massachusetts: Can Capuano Catch Up in Senate Special?

NEVADA

Reno GJ: Nevada governor starts planning for more budget cuts

CONNECTICUT

Ct PBN: Fedele: First Republican Candidate in 2010 Governor's Race
Politico: Can Chris Dodd climb out of his hole?

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Palin's Utah stop expected to draw big crowds

COLORADO

AP/Kohler: Energy issues flare in Colo. governor's race

ALASKA

ADN: Murkowski: "I want to be able to rely on the good judgment of a provider I trust."

IOWA

Dubuque TH: Branstad riding momentum

KANSAS

CQ Politics: So Many GOP Contenders for One Kansas Seat









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December 2, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Bets Big on Troop Surge
NYT: Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan
WaPo: Obama: U.S. security is still at stake
Wash Times: Obama pledges to avoid repeat of Vietnam
WSJ: Critics From Across the Spectrum Rip Plan
Boston Globe: Democrats wary of the commitment
WaPo: With speech, president makes the conflict truly his own
WSJ: With Key Role, Gates Stands to Get Credit -- or Blame
WaPo: The puzzle for Congress: How to pay for plan
Wash Times: Congress struggles to pay for Afghan surge
Pervez Musharraf: The Afghan-Pakistan Solution
William Kristol: A war president
Dick Morris: Obama channels Bush
WaPo: Editorial: An Afghan strategy: Obama balances more troops with a limited mission
NYT: Editorial: The Afghanistan Speech
Wash Times: Text: Obama's address on Afghan strategy
Politico: Barack Obama's speech: A sober call for a limited Afghan mission
Politico: Afghan uncertainty on right and left
Human Events: Obama Strategery

Hill: New public option plan to be unveiled
WSJ: Health-Bill Amendments Court Women, Seniors
NYT: Senators Pitch to Women and Elderly on Health Bill
Wash Times: Lawmakers set to make health bill changes
WaPo: Senators express hope for a health reform bill
NYT: American Indians Stand to Gain in Health Overhaul
CQ Politics: American Indians Exercise Political Clout
WSJ: ObamaCare at Any Cost
Hill: Threat of reconciliation hovers over centrist Democrats on healthcare
James Taranto: He Hasn't Accomplished Nothing
Dana Milbank: Health-care fatigue syndrome: They're talking about you, Grandma
Dick Morris: Healthcare raises taxes

Wash Times: Public health threat plans under review
WaPo: U.S. health-threat response to be reviewed: Efforts to develop new defenses

WSJ: Global Warming Revolt: A carbon tax faces new opposition
WaPo: Moves by U.S., China induce India to do its bit on climate
Politico: Republican candidates run from climate bill
Human Events: GIGO Global Warming

NYT: Terrorist Suspect Cites Trial Delay in Seeking Dismissal
Human Events: Americans to Rally Against Holder 9/11 Trials Decision

Wash Times: Critics not invited to White House's 'jobs summit'
CQ Politics: GOP Leaders Plan an Alternative to Obamas Jobs Summit
Hill: House GOP looks to play offense on jobs
Newt Gingrich: Obama 'Jobs Summit' Who In the White House Has Ever Created a Job?
Christina Romer: Putting Americans Back to Work

WSJ: Fed Debates New Role: Bubble Fighter
WSJ: Fed Faces Grilling on Consumer-Protection Lapses
Politico: Hearing on Ben Bernanke brings out fed critics

Hill: Dem attacks on first stimulus grow
Rush Limbaugh: The Porkulus: Obama's Slush Fund

WaPo: FHA to toughen rules for borrowers

WSJ: Black Caucus, White House Standoff Continues

WaPo: General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson resigns
Detroit News: GM CEO Henderson forced out; Whitacre takes over -- for now
Detroit FP: It's Whitacre's GM now

NYT: Federal Law Limiting Legal Advice Draws Particular Interest at the Supreme Court



Mike Huckabee: Washington State Tragedy
Seattle Times: E-mails show Washington state battled to keep Clemmons in custody
WaPo: After police killings, Huckabee defends clemency for suspect
Politico: Mike Huckabee: Political attacks 'disgusting'

Politico: Palin defends private plane use

Wash Times: RNC members brawl over candidate funding: Sniping centers on litmus test
Rasmussen: Number of Democrats Falls to Four-Year Low
Hill: Dem poll: Doubts in Obama policies
Rush Limbaugh: Get Real! Cut the Third Party Crap: The Two Parties Are Not the Same

Politico: Judge rejects RNC bid to end minority voter protections

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Vote due on deficit reduction plan
NYT: Votes on Budget and Gay Marriage Delayed
NY Post: State pols stick $700M finger in budget dike
NYDN: Sampson: Tier Five Talks Underway

NYT: Bruno Jury Says It Has Reached Verdict on 2 of 8 Counts
NY Post: Bruno jury gets all hung up on 6 raps
NYDN: Jury says they have reached a verdict on 2 out 8 charges against Joseph Bruno
Buffalo News: Bruno jury has verdict on 2 charges, stuck on 6 others
Albany TU: Jury to return Wednesday; no verdict yet

NY Post: GOP takes Nassau after 8 years'

NYDN: Assembly again OKs legalizing gay marriage in New York, hands off to state Senate

NYDN: Cuomo calls on all social networking sites to join fight against online sex predators
NYDN: More than 3,500 sex fiends from Facebook, MySpace get boot in crackdown

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. Governor-elect blasts Democrats on budget, lame-duck issues

VIRGINIA

AP/Lewis: Kaine heralds dawn of smoke-free Va. restaurants

CALIFORNIA


NYT: California to Use Deflation in Assessing Property Taxes
LA Times: Prop. 8 foes seek initiative sponsors' internal records
McClatchy: Matsui repays $2,800 after wrongly claiming Maryland tax break
SacBee: Two L.A. Latinos lead pack to become Assembly speaker
SF Chronicle: Perez said to be next Assembly Speaker

TEXAS

Star-Telegram: Primary won't decide candidate for chief justice of 2nd Court of Appeals
Houston Chronicle: Too-secretive pardons and paroles process
Texas Tribune: Grading KBH's Education Plans

FLORIDA

Tampa Tribune: Bondi enters attorney general race
St. Pete Times: Pam Bondi enters state attorney general race
St. Pete Times: Prosecutor seeks GOP nomination for Florida attorney general
Miami Herald: Rothstein `fraud' funded campaign donations
Politico: Crist endorses Tebow

GEORGIA

AJC: Atlanta mayor: Reed declares victory
WSJ: Recount Is Likely for Atlanta Race
NYT: Atlanta Mayoral Race Too Close to Call

ILLINOIS

CBS: Debate over Gitmo Prisoner Transfer turns Political in Illinois
Daily Herald: McKenna to Quinn: "Bah Humbug"

MINNESOTA

Politico: Al Franken fallout has GOP fuming
CQ Politics: Walz Draws A Crowd For Minn. House Seat

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: GOP Possibles Keep an Eye on Platts Possible Leap

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Senate GOP OK with tax delay?

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Bing finds goodwill in Lansing
Detroit FP: Granholm pushes reform, aims for U.S. grants

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri Senate leader proposes sweeping ethics bill

TENNESSEE

WaPo: Tanner to retire

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Good News, Bad Timing on N.C. Senate Race

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: Sanford impeachment could hinge on Argentina trip
Spartanburg HJ: Panel looks at Sanford flights

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Senate candidates spar on abortion issue

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: On the unintentional comedic stylings of John Ensign
Hill: Ensign tests relationship with fellow Nevadan Reid

MARYLAND

NYT: Baltimores Mayor Is Convicted

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CQ Politics: Sen. Gregg to Host D.C. Fundraiser for Ayotte

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: McConnells Leverage in Kentucky Senate Race





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December 1, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. Opts for Limited Surge
NYT: Obama Issues Order for More Troops in Afghanistan
WaPo: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan
WaPo: A test for the blocks needed to rebuild a nation
Hill: President Obama sets policy for winning the war in Afghanistan
Boston Globe: Kerry close to supporting troop buildup
WSJ: John Kerry's Tora Bora Campaign
Wash Times: Democrats push new war tax
Politico: Democrats 'nervous' about Afghanistan plan
David Brooks: Clear, Hold and Duct Tape
James Taranto: Obama has no trouble making decisions except when they're hard
Dana Milbank: The perils of being commander in chief
Pat Buchanan: Hamlet as War President

NYT: Supreme Court Overturns Decision on Detainee Photos
Hill: Supreme Court upholds government position in detainee photo battle

NYT: Cole Attack Trial Will Test Tribunal System

NYT: Justices Say Capital Cases Must Weigh War Trauma

Wash Times: Tax talk kicks off Senate health care debate
Politico: Sharp tones kick off Senate debate
Hill: CBO: Senate bill would increase individual insurance premiums
NYT: No Big Cost Rise in U.S. Premiums Is Seen in Study
WaPo: Senate health bill gets a boost
Rasmussen: 41% Support Health Care Legislation, 53% Oppose
Wes Pruden: Dr. Bureaucrat horrors
Dick Morris: How much will your states' taxes go up in Obamacare?
Dick Morris: Hardest hit by Obamacare
American Thinker: Dick Morris and the crusade against ObamaCare

WSJ: Climategate: Follow the Money
Wash Times: Meet Al Gore at Copenhagen, for $1,209
WSJ: The Climate Science Isn't Settled
Guardian UK: Leaked emails won't harm UN climate body, says chairman
Rush Limbaugh: Universe of Lies: Big Warmers Try to Whitewash ClimateGate Fraud
Rush Limbaugh: It's Not a Consensus, It's a Cabal
Rush Limbaugh: Gibbs Stonewalls on Climate Hoax; Two Geologists Call in to Respond
Charles Krauthammer: The quintessential Andrew Sullivan

WSJ: House Weighs Impeachment of Judge in an Unusual Move

Wash Times: Republicans revive Obama court pick fight

John Podesta: Creating jobs for America's youth
Ted Nugent: Uncle Ted's American Jobs Summit
WSJ: Temporary Workers and the 21st Century Economy
WSJ: CBO: 600,000 to 1.6 Million Employed by Stimulus
NYT: Treasury Pushes Mortgage Firms for Loan Relief
WSJ: Systemic Risk and Fannie Mae
Hill: Bernanke, Geithner at hearings this week
Hill: Dems split on stock tax
Hill: Sec. LaHood: Gas tax likely to see debate in Congress soon

Hill: Invite for crashers... testify on the Hill
WaPo: House Republicans ask Desiree Rogers to join party-crasher hearing
NYDN: Pete King: Desiree Rogers Should Testify
Rush Limbaugh: What's the Real Story Behind the Obama State Dinner Crashers?

Politico: Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers



Politico: Cheney slams Obama for projecting 'weakness'



Wash Times: Palin's power, popularity stronger
Star Tribune: Palin tops; Pawlenty a one percenter in new poll
American Thinker: Palin and the future
ABC: Sarah Palin Uses Private Jet Between Stops on Cross-Country Bus Tour to Promote Book



LA Times: Mike Huckabee defends freeing convict wanted in Washington police shootings
Wash Times: Huckabee's White House bid could be undone by pardon
WaPo: Huckabee's pardons at issue after police killings
NYT: Old Clemency May Be Issue for Huckabee
Politico: Conservatives hammer Mike Huckabee over shooting
NYT: Mike Huckabee’s Burden
Hill: Commuted sentence haunts Huckabee
AP/DeMillo: Political death blow for Huckabee?
Politics Daily: Huckabee White House Chances Look Slim to None After Police Slayings
MSNBC: Huckabee's commutation record
American Spectator: Mike "Pardon Me" Huckabee

Human Events: What the Tea Party Movement Means for Conservatives
Wash Times: Union members key to GOP wins
Politico: GOP establishment scorns purity test
Hill: Poll: GOP divided on state of their party
Examiner: Limbaugh the most influential conservative?
Rush Limbaugh: Rush is America's Most Influential Conservative (And This is News?)

Politico: Another departure at the RNC



Politico: Spotlight on undercover ACORN pair
Boston Globe: Republicans stay on warpath against ACORN
American Spectator: Biggest Story of 2009: The Rise of the Virtual Newsroom
American Spectator: Is ACORN engaged in a massive money laundering scheme?

CQ Politics: The Next Battle to Draw the Lines
CQ Politics: Before Redistricting: Reapportionment

NYT: Chelsea Clinton Announces Engagement
NY Post: Chelsea Clinton to wed longtime beau

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. Bradley Co-Hosts Fundraiser with Pawlenty in NH

NEW YORK


NY Post: Andy to Dems: Don't endorse me yet

NYT: In Budget Impasse, Governor Warns of Withholding Municipal Aid
NYDN: Legislature finds $2.8B in fat to trim - but Gov. Paterson says that's not good enough
Albany TU: Deficit deal, or no deal?
NYDN: Paterson Sees The Legislature's Offer, Goes A Step Further

NYT: Jurors Ask to Be Read Testimony Perhaps Helpful to Bruno

NYT: Vote Recount in Nassau Executive Race Ends
LI Press: Mangano Leads Suozzi At End Of Recount
NY Post: Suozzi: End of vote count near

WSJ: Saying No to Spitzer, Four Years Later

AP: Sharpton daughter tells judge cops were wrong

NEW JERSEY

Swing State Project: How Christie Won: Urban and Northern New Jersey
Philadelphia Inquirer: Bill would force a Democratic replacement for N.J. Senate
WSJ: New Jersey Likely Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Star-Ledger: N.J. budget gap forces state to withhold $20.7M in aid payments to towns

VIRGINIA

News Virginian: Saxman helping with McDonnell education team
WaPo: A day of changes for a changing state
Richmond TD: Kaine sets special elections for Va. Senate

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Meg Whitman touts eBay experience in new radio ad
CQ Politics: Democratic Field Thins in Race Against Lungren
LA Times: One question divides same-sex marriage proponents: When?
Dan Walters: Battle over Maldonado is just politics

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Why Hutchison is the biggest force in the governor's race
Dallas MN: Perry pulling in big bucks from Austin political interests
Dallas MN: Hutchison on education
Dallas MN: Texas House speaker sees fiscal scrape coming
Houston Chronicle: Consultant has been on both sides
News8Austin: As Gattis withdraws, Republican Party eyes candidates

FLORIDA

St. Pete T: FL Supreme Court rejects Crist's petition for grand jury to investigate corruption
CQ Politics: Top Florida Democrats Help Quest for Putnam Seat
CQ Politics: GOP May Have Its Grayson Challenger
St. Pete Times: Is Pam Bondi warming up for the campaign trail?

GEORGIA

NYT: In Race of Opposites, Atlanta Votes Tuesday
AJC: For the day when every vote counts, Republican or not
AJC: Richardsons ex-wife: Speakers suicide attempt aimed at controlling her

ILLINOIS

Hill: Durbin to host briefing on sending Guantanamo detainees to Illinois
Chicago Sun-Times: Quinn: Probe of Blago hires still alive

MINNESOTA

AP: State Rep. Demmer tries again in Minn. 1st

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Arlen Specter would make it easier for terrorists to sue

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Congress leery of Obama's troop plan
Toledo Blade: Lt. governor gains endorsements during stop in Toledo

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Mich. Senate ready to OK bills in hopes of qualifying for fed aid
Detroit News: New recusal rules for Mich. Supreme Court under fire

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Palin's 'Rogue' book signing to be packed

TENNESSEE

Hill: Democrat running for Wamp's seat drops out
CTFP: Wamp says hes the man to stand up to nanny state
Politico: Challenge looms for Bart Gordon in Tennessee

NORTH CAROLINA

AP: Obama picks Walker for US attorney in eastern NC

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: SC legislators resume gov's impeachment hearings

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Capuano attacks Coakley remarks
Boston Globe: Pagliucas views didnt match chains actions
Politico: Temporary senator opposes surge

RHODE ISLAND

Boston Globe: Kennedy tries to put controversy over Communion denial to rest

NEVADA



Las Vegas Sun: Ensign: Resignation would hurt GOP, shift focus from ousting Harry Reid
Hill: Ensign: Resignation would take resources away from defeating Reid
CQ Politics: Ensign Hits Airwaves, Refuses to Resign
Politico: John Ensign says he won't resign
Politico: Ensign's semi-mea culpa on Clinton

COLORADO

WSJ: Colorado GOP Writes Its Own Invitation to the Tea Party

ALABAMA

Hill: Sen. Shelby wants 'living wills' for the country's largest financial companies

LOUISIANA

Human Events: Mary Landrieu: Louisiana's Bionic Woman









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March 22-31, 2009
March 15-21, 2009
March 8-14, 2009
March 1-7, 2009

February 22-28, 2009
February 15-21, 2009
February 8-14, 2009
February 1-7, 2009

January 22-31. 2009
January 15-21, 2009
January 8-14, 2009
January 1-7, 2009



2008

December 22-31, 2008
December 15-21, 2008
December 9-14, 2008

November 1-4, 2008

October 22-31, 2008
October 15-21, 2008
October 8-14, 2008
October 1-7, 2008

September 22-30, 2008
September 15-21, 2008
September 8-14, 2008
September 1-7,2008

August 22-31, 2008
August 15-21, 2008
August 8-14, 2008
August 1-7, 2008

July 22-31, 2008
July 15-21, 2008
July 8-14, 2008
July 1-7, 2008

June 22-30, 2008
June 15-21, 2008
June 8-14, 2008
June 1-7, 2008

May 22-31, 2008
May 15-21, 2008
May 8-14, 2008
May 1-7, 2008

April 22-30, 2008
April 15-21, 2008
April 8-14, 2008
April 1-7, 2008

March 22-31, 2008
March 15-21, 2008
March 8-14, 2008
March 1-7, 2008

February 22-29, 2008
February 15-21, 2008
February 8-14, 2008
February 1-7, 2008

January 22-31, 2008
January 15-21, 2008
January 8-14, 2008
January 1-7, 2008

2007

December 22-31, 2007
December 15-21, 2007
December 8-14, 2007
December 1-7, 2007

November 22-30, 2007
November 15-21,2007
November 8-14, 2007
November 1-7, 2007

October 22-31, 2007
October 15-21, 2007
October 8-14, 2007

October 1-7, 2007


September 22-30, 2007

September 15-21, 2007

September 8-14, 2007

September 1-7, 2007


August 22-31, 2007

August 15-21, 2007

August 8-14, 2007

August 1-7, 2007


July 22-31, 2007

July 1-21, 2007


June 15-30, 2007

June 8-14, 2007

June 1-7, 2007


May 22-31, 2007

May 15-21, 2007

May 8-14, 2007

May 1-7, 2007


April 22-30, 2007

April 15-21, 2007

April 8-14, 2007

April 1-7, 2007


March 22-31, 2007

March 15-21, 2007

March 8-14, 2007

March 1-7, 2007


February 22-28, 2007

February 15-21, 2007

February 7-14, 2007

February 1-7, 2007


January 22-31, 2007

January 15-21, 2007
January 8-14, 2007
January 1-7, 2007


2006

December 22-31, 2006
December 15-21, 2006
December 8-14, 2006
December 1-7, 2006

November 2006