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December 21, 2009





NATIONAL

NYT: Health Bill Passes Key Test in the Senate With 60 Votes
WaPo: Health-care bill clears crucial vote in Senate, 60 to 40
NYT: Hopes Dim, G.O.P. Still Vows to Fight Health Bill
Wash Times: Senate health bill passes major test: Foes appear out of options
WSJ: Historic Health Vote Looms: 30 Million to Get Insurance, Firms Face New Taxes
WSJ: Abortion Continues to Be Dividing Issue
Politico: Senate advances landmark health bill
Politico: GOP leader vows to stay to February
CSM: GOP's last bullet in healthcare reform battle: public opinion
WSJ: Democrats Pin 2010 Hopes on Bill
WSJ: Tax Exemption in Compromise a Bright Spot for Insurers
NYT: Senate Debate on Health Care Exacerbates Partisanship
NYT: Deep in Health Bill, Very Specific Beneficiaries
WSJ: Change Nobody Believes In
CQ Politics: Nelson Cites Reason Behind Health Care Compromise
Hill: CBO pegs Nelson's deal for Nebraska at $100 million
Hill: Snowe says 'no' to health bill, lamenting hastened pace
Hill: After criticism, Reid vindicated by early morning healthcare vote
Hill: Cloture vote foreshadows conference tussle over final healthcare bill
Paul Krugman: A Dangerous Dysfunction
Dana Milbank: An ugly finale for health-care reform

NYT: Mixed Bag for Obama on Climate Change Deal Amid the Recession
Politico: Copenhagen fizzle won't help bill
CQ Politics: Nonbinding Climate Deal May Aid Senate Bill
Hill: Graham: Healthcare fight makes passing energy and climate bill tougher
Hill: Schwarzenegger 'fundamentally' at odds with Palin on climate change policy

WSJ: Defense Bill Gets Senate Approval

WaPo: Fed's approach to regulation left banks exposed to crisis
Wash Times: Instead of lending, banks focus on covering losses
Boston Globe: Dodd tacks new course on Senate bank bill

NYT: Labor Data Show Surge in Hiring of Temp Workers
Wash Times: Tax impact could be crucial to recovery

Wash Times: Obama to clear secret records: Executive order follow-up on inaugural pledge

NYT: Robert P. George, the Conservative-Christian Big Thinker

John Bolton: Dick Cheney: Conservative of the Year
Human Events: Dick Cheney on the Political Hot Topics of 2009



NYT: Making His List: Questions for Mike Huckabee
Howard Kurtz: 'Folksy' Mike Huckabee keeps eyes on Fox's fan base, and the White House

AP: McCain: Palin going to be GOP force for some time
Armstrong Williams: Palin's paradox

Examiner: Top ten GOP presidential hopefuls for 2012

CQ Politics: Ethics Inquiries Close for Four Lawmakers
Hill: Looming retirements could smooth rough votes for House Democrats
Hill: McCain: Obama administration has been more partisan than Clinton White House

NEW YORK

DN: Dem party's new political guru calls Paterson's lack of popularity 'major cause of concern'
LoHud: Lazios Endorsements Move From Western NY To North Country

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. attorney general nominee Dow heralded for toughness, outsider status

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: At least 7 GOP candidates eager to take on Perriello
WaPo: Editorial: The harshest cuts

WEST VIRGINIA

Wheeling News-Register: McKinley Mulls Congressional Run in 2010

CALIFORNIA


George Skelton: Speaker-to-be Prez knows what he's in for
SacBee: Capitol's Latino caucus mending fences after split
SacBee: Round 3 of California's never-ending budget bout looms

TEXAS

Dallas MN: In health care debate, Hutchison's bark comes with little bite
Weekly Standard: The Next GOP Senator from Texas
RedState: Hutchison Implies Fellow Republicans Are Anti-Troops

FLORIDA

Herald Tribune: Getting Florida's Nelson to vote for the health bill
Pittsburgh TR: Riddle of a race for Senate
Jacksonville News: Legislature set to hit the session running on corruption reform

GEORGIA

RN-T: Isakson: Health Care Bill Is Bad for America

ILLINOIS

Politico: Dennis Hastert keeps perking along
Chicago Sun-Times: Blago aide's computer yields new secrets
Quad City Times: GOP vows to block detainee transfers to Thomson

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: 'Cut, cut, cut' the budget, say GOP hopefuls
Chicago Tribune: Leading the charge of the right brigade

PENNSYLVANIA

Danville News: Derk to announce whether hell run

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Ohio lawmakers wary on climate bill

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Ex-candidate seeks probe into Detroit mayoral election

MISSOURI

American Chronicle: Blunt Votes No on Second Stimulus
AP: Mo. Legislature faces second largest turnover since passage of term limits

TENNESSEE

UPI: Tennessee may hold key to House control

NORTH CAROLINA

BlueRidgeNow: Deep in Health Bill, Very Specific Beneficiaries

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: Sen. Graham calls health-care deal 'seedy' politics

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Coakley accepts curb on abortion coverage

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Health care compromise gives sweet Medicaid deal to Nebraska

HAWAII

Politico: GOP sets sights on blue Hawaii

MAINE

Politico: Mainer vies for another first

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Video: A Conversation With Linda McMahon, Conn. Senate Candidate

KENTUCKY

Human Events: Is GOP's Kentucky Win Shape of Things to Come in 2010?



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December 20, 2009



NATIONAL

Telegraph UK: Barack Obama's health reform set to pass Senate after abortion deal
WSJ: Democrats Secure 60 Votes on Health Bill
NYT: Democrats Clinch a Deal on Health Bill
Wash Times: Dems land critical 60th health bill vote
NYT: Negotiating to 60 Votes, Compromise by Compromise
WaPo: With Nelson on board, health-care bill could pass by Christmas
WaPo: To sway Nelson, a hard-won compromise on abortion issue
Politico: Health deal hinged on abortion
Politico: Payoffs for states get Harry Reid to 60 votes
Hill: Final Senate healthcare bill released by Reid in drive for 60
Hill: Coburn: Nelson agreement with leaders 'threw unborn babies under the bus'
Kathleen Parker: Overreaching leaves Obama with few friends

WSJ: Climate Summit Recognizes U.S. Accord
NYT: A Grudging Accord in Climate Talks
WaPo: Hope and funding for saving forests around the world
CNN: Palin continues to blast climate change believers

AP: Impeachment Evidence Grows Against U.S. Judge

LA Times: Democrats will invoke Bush in 2010
NYT: Editorial: The Election Sabotage Commission

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Analysis: Paterson, Lazio bridge political divide
Albany TU: Bruno jurors slam state
NY Post: GOPer sets new push to oust tax-challenged Rangel
NYDN: 'No evidence' Rudy Giuliani will run vs. Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate seat

NEW JERSEY

APP: Runyan says run for Congress still his game plan
AP/Delli Santi: Governor's replacement power to stand
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine loss to N.J. Gov.-elect Christie puts state employees on job hunt

VIRGINIA

Charlottesville DP: McDonnell, GOP lawmakers assail Kaines budget plan
Richmond TD: Analysis: With budget, Kaine leaves tough task for both parties
CQ Politics: Virginia Rep. Nye Loses A Republican Challenger

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger has options for post-gubernatorial act
SF Chronicle: Boxer supports abortion deal

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Republican partisans take aim at TX House Dems
AP/Shannon: Democrats try to stake claim in Texas
Dallas MN: Ronnie Earle runs for lieutenant governor

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Gov. Charlie Crist stands by embattled Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer
Miami Herald: Suddenly in a slump, Crist seems a bit lost

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Local legislators optimistic about new speaker-to-be
AJC: Legislature to focus on ethics in 2010
Athens BH: Thompson: Speaker's departure was insulting

ILLINOIS

NYT: Democrats Stumble Toward Senate Primary
AP/Wills: Ill. budget raises tough questions for GOP

MINNESOTA

AP: Pawlenty: No tax increase for stadium

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Specter-Toomey race too close to call, says Quinnipiac poll
PennLive: Sen. Arlen Specter: Health care reform passage 'pulling bicuspids'
AP/Scolforo: Pa. assembly corruption probe nears critical phase
Pittsburgh TR: Scandal doesn't shake lawmakers to reform

OHIO


Dayton Daily News: Stricklands win on budget deal clouded by jobless rate
Toledo Blade: Wagoner calls vote to delay tax cut tough

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Lawmakers pass education reform

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Contributions in six figures spur talk of new limits

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Experts say Tennessee is key for Republican efforts nationwide

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: N.C. senators split vote on defense appropriations bill

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Legal strategy, differing opinions helped Sanford avoid impeachment

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Browns biggest foe: Bay States blue streak
Boston Globe: Baker team warming to Mihos match

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: On debt, two Nevada pols find they agree

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua Telegraph: Gregg: health bill is re-hash of expensive ideas

LOUISIANA

NYT: Louisiana Has Much at Stake in Health Care Debate

NEBRASKA

Politico: Huck rallies against Dem reforms in Nelson's backyard



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December 19, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Deal reached in Copenhagen climate talks
WSJ: Climate Pact Falls Short
WSJ: CO2 Pact Leaves Businesses Feeling Up in the Air
NYT: Many Goals Remain Unmet in 5 Nations Climate Deal
WaPo: Climate deal falls short of key goals
Politico: Climate deal falls short of expectations
Hill: Obama departs fractious Copenhagen talks with limited pact
WaPo: 5 questions about the Copenhagen climate talks
AP/Casey: Forest plan gets ax at UN climate talks
NYT: Text: Climate Deal (.pdf)
NYT: An Alphabet Soup of Causes and Clauses
WSJ: Global Warming and an Odd Bull Moose
WSJ: Copenhagen's Lesson in Limits
Pat Buchanan: Shakedown in Copenhagen

WSJ: Reid, Nelson Wrestle Over Health Bill
Politico: Harry Reid 'confident,' but Ben Nelson not there yet
LA Times: Abortion deal in sight in Senate healthcare negotiations
NYT: Senator Reports Progress in Talks on Health Bill
AP/Werner: Republican Snowe still courted on health care
WaPo: In health-care deliberations, Senate is a surreal world
WaPo: Senate Dem leaders scramble to lock up votes for health-care reform legislation
Wash Times: MoveOn urges Senate to oppose health bill
Hill: Staffers rework Christmas plans as Senate plays chicken on healthcare
Hill: McConnell not backing down on health overhaul as round-the-clock votes loom
Hill: Reid to unveil final offer on healthcare bill on Saturday morning
Gail Collins: The New Perils of Pauline
Dana Milbank: Democrats take on the Liebermonster
Rush Limbaugh: Senate Democrats Running Out of Time to Pass Sinking Obamacare

WSJ: Uncertainty Swirls Around Estate Tax

WSJ: Lawmakers Weigh a Wall Street Tax

Robert Wilmers: Not All Banks Are Created Alike

George Will: A look at how Americans lose their jobs

NYT: F.B.I. Accused of Abuse of Power in Clinton Case

AP/Evans: Impeachment appears imminent for federal judge

NYT: Ethics Office Closes Inquiry on Lawmakers Ties to Lobbyists
Hill: Dems cleared of wrongdoing in PMA lobbying scandal

NYT: Economists See a Lift in 2010 Census

NYT: Judge Is Asked to Reject Terror Defendants Claim He Didnt Receive a Speedy Trial

Politico: NRSC outraised DSCC in November
CQ Politics: NRSC Outraises DSCC in November
CQ Politics: NRCC Fundraising Struggles, DCCC Holds Three-to-One Edge
CQ Politics: RNC Raises $6.3 Million In November
Hill: Pelosi vows to hang onto House in 2010
Rush Limbaugh: Obama White House Repeats Mistake GOP Made After 1994

Hill: Top 10 lobbying triumphs: Some firms won big despite difficult year in 2009

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYT: Thompson Wont Rule Out Pursuing U.S. Senate Seat
NYT: Prosecutors Assail Albany Record Keeping
NYT: Regulator Criticizes Ethics Plan
WSJ: New York Can Do Better By Juvenile Offenders
Albany TU: Attorneys voice support for Spargo

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Ex-Eagle Runyan ready for S.J. congressional race
AP: Federal-spending worries drive footballer Jon Runyan to pursue N.J. congress seat

Star-Ledger: Gov.-elect Chris Christie's transition team readies for change

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginia governor proposes an income tax increase
Roanoke Times: Kaine proposes sweeping changes
Daily Press: From deep in the red, Gov. Kaine proposes a brutal state budget
Richmond TD: Va. House speaker calls Kaine proposal terrible
WSLS: Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell on Gov. Kaines budget proposal
Culpeper Star Exponent: McDonnell faces a foul odor upon taking office

CALIFORNIA


SGVTrib: It's Politics: No one knows Meg Whitman
SF Chronicle: Whitman has wide lead over her GOP rivals
CQ Politics: What? Theres a Race for Governor?
NYT: Rule Invites Cameras Into Federal Civil Cases

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Gov. Rick Perry continues to press Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on filibuster vote

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa World: Inhofe says climate trip a success

FLORIDA

Kathryn Lopez: Rise of Rubio could be good for Floridians
Rush Limbaugh: DNC-TV's Dylan Ratigan Berates Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: 2010 Georgia Governor: Barnes Still Holds Big Lead Among Democrats

ILLINOIS

WSJ: Guantanamo Detainees Welcome Here
Des Moines Register: Federal prison decision seen as $1 billion boost
Chic Trib: Republican governor candidates spar over business expansion near Lisle school

MINNESOTA

CNN: MN GOP calls Franken-Lieberman incident an 'embarrassment'
WCCO: Bachmann, Franken Stir Health Care Controversy

PENNSYLVANIA

Reuters: Specter tied with Toomey in Senate race: poll
CQ Politics: Specter, Toomey In Dead Heat
CQ Politics: Marino Meets With NRCC About Possible Carney Challenge

OHIO


Examiner: GOP's Kasich brands Strickland incompetent in wake of 11th hour budget deal

MICHIGAN

Rasmussen: 2010 Michigan Governor: Cherry Trails Three GOP Hopefuls
WSJ: Interview with Dave Bing: Can Detroit Be Saved?

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Missouri GOP continues to criticize Nixon over fee office bids
St. Louis PD: Missouri Democratic Party complains about Roy Blunt mailer

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Black's Fundraising Letter Raises Concerns

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: S.C. jobless rate hits record 12.3%

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: DeLeo does it his way: A low-key speaker, a House divided

NEVADA

SacBee: Harry Reid wannabe challenger slam-dunks on Fresno cash

KENTUCKY

AP: Paul doing damage control after aide's resignation





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December 18, 2009



NATIONAL

Politico: Health care deadline obstacles pile up
WSJ: The health-care contradictions multiply
WaPo: 'Cadillac Care' is largely a myth
NYT: A Race to Win One More Vote for Health Bill
Politico: Harry Reid plays it close to the vest
Hill: Nelson a 'no' on health reform bill pending further changes
CQ Politics: Sen. Nelson Still Not Ready To Support Health Care Bill
Politico: Nelson rejects abortion compromise
NYT: Anti-Lieberman Drive Tops $1 Million
NYT: Liberal Revolt on Health Care Stings White House
Wash Times: Labor unions oppose Senate's health bill
Hill: SEIU complains, but backs moving bill
Kim Strassel: Democrats on the Health-Care Precipice
David Brooks: The Hardest Call
Paul Krugman: Pass the Bill
Dana Milbank: Senate Democrats threaten to hold health-care vote on Christmas
Hill: A merry Christmas; Senate eyes Dec. 24 vote on health reform
Hill: DeMint promises to delay health bill, force Christmas Eve vote
Rush Limbaugh: Why the Democrats are in Such a Rush to Pass Obamacare This Year
Rush Limbaugh: Government Mandates Will Cause Insurance Premiums to Skyrocket

Rasmussen: 66% Favor Smaller Government With Fewer Services, Lower Taxes

WaPo: On environment, Obama and scientists take hit in poll
NYT: Obama Arrives at Climate Talks, Seeking to Wrest a Deal
WaPo: Obama arrives in Copenhagen; optimism for climate pact grows
Hill: President enters fray in Denmark
CQ Politics: Clinton Says U.S. Would Take Lead on $100 Billion Climate Fund
Hill: Pelosi, top Dems will back Clintons climate aid pledge to poor nations
Politico: GOP to Obama: Investigate 'climategate'
Politico: Haley Barbour: Health care reform like Jonestown
Politico: Jim Inhofe gets cool reception in Denmark
WSJ: How to Manufacture a Climate Consensus
James Taranto: AP: Authoritarian Propaganda
Rasmussen: 50% Now Say Global Warming Caused by Long-Term Planetary Trends, Political Class Strongly Disagrees

NYT: Estate Tax Is Expiring, but Death Wont Last
Forbes: Congress Throws Estate Plans Into Disarray
LA Times: The taxation of death

WaPo: Bernanke clears hurdle for second term
WSJ: Banking Panel Backs Bernanke for New Term
NYT: Panel Backs Bernanke for Second Term
WSJ: Agencies in a Brawl for Control Over Banks
WSJ: Treasury Official Outlines Exit Strategies for TARP Investments
WaPo: Kucinich panel to investigate Citigroup tax ruling

Sec. Arne Duncan: Banks Don't Belong in the Student Loan Business
Hill: Republican lawmaker renews call for Obama to fire the 'safe schools' czar

Wash Times: Senate heads off filibuster on defense bill
NYT: Defense Bill Clears Senate Hurdle
WaPo: Senate Democrats block GOP filibuster

WSJ: States Scramble to Close New Budget Gaps

Politico: DOJ appeals ruling lifting ACORN funding ban

Peggy Noonan: The Adam Lambert Problem
Charles Krauthammer: Obama Intends to Be the Reagan of New Liberalism

AP: Attorney: Fort Hood suspect recovering

Politico: FEC members clash over family gifts
CQ Politics: FEC Opens Scrutiny of Nonprofit Rules

Politico: Palin smacks Post columnist
Politico: Sarah Palin cuts vacation short

Politico: Monica's back - says Clinton lied
NYDN: Monica Lewinsky believes Bill Clinton lied to grand jury, Monicagate book reveals

NEW YORK

NYDN: Collins Hires Firm With Rudy Connections
NY Post: Death threats made against Cuomo
NYDN: Gov. Paterson helps likely future election foe Andrew Cuomo blow out birthday candles
NYDN: Paterson Predicts: Obama Will Stay Out Of 2010 Primary
NYDN: Bruno will likely face jail time, say federal prosecutors
NYT: Court Backs Police Commissioner on Drug Testing of Officers

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Gov.-elect Chris Christie's transition team readies for change

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginia governor to raise taxes, cut core services' funding
Virginian-Pilot: 'Painful cuts part of Kaine's Virginia budget proposal
AP/Lewis: Va. House leaders push Webb, Warner on health bill
NRO: Tangled Webb
CQ Politics: Redistricting: How One Political Move Affects Two Others

WEST VIRGINIA

Politico: Byrd's coal comments rock W.Va.

CALIFORNIA


SF Chron: Whitman hits up donors to fight attacks from "liberal activists" on climate change
LA Times: Politics is part of John Prez's DNA

ARIZONA

CQ Politics: Arizona Senate: Hayworth Meets with D.C. Supporters

TEXAS

Dallas MN: By lingering in Senate, Hutchison risks bid for governor
Dallas MN: Rick Perry's bio: Now you see it, now you don't

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Fifty Florida GOP officials sign letter calling for vote on Greer
St. Pete Times: LeMieux drops opposition to Obama nominee

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: 2010 Georgia GOP Governor: Oxendine 28%, Handel 14%, Deal 13%
Hill: Georgia lawmakers: Biden snubbed us

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: Durbin Defends Plans for Illinois Prison Purchase
CQ Politics: Illinois: Dold's On the Air, Cadigan's Out

MINNESOTA

AP: Presiding over Senate, Franken declines to yield Lieberman additional time to speak

PENNSYLVANIA

Hill: Despite request, Murtha continues to push back against retirement rumors

OHIO


AP/Sheeran: 'Proud ex-con' Traficant eyeing House
CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. (And Ex-Con) Traficant Weighs Comeback
CQ Politics: Jim Traficant Unplugged

MICHIGAN

Chicago Tribune: MI poll: Obama, Granholm get negative job ratings
AA: Snyder, Michigan gubernatorial candidate, says MEDC incentives 'out of control'

MISSOURI

Rasmussen: Missouri Senate: Carnahan 46% Blunt 44%

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Tennessee retirements could cause electoral earthquake
CQ Politics: Three Days, Six Figures, One New Rival in Tennessee

NORTH CAROLINA

WaPo: Dem NC US House Member angers supporters by voting against health-care bill
AP: NC Democratic Senate candidates talk about bonuses

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Sanford censured over his cheating, his use of planes
State: State revenues are meeting projections

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Cahills legal costs soaring: He and lottery head fight suit on bid dispute

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Nevadas 10 biggest political stories of 2009
Las Vegas RJ: Reid's health reform dilemma

ARKANSAS

Hill: Bill Clinton pitches e-mail for Sen. Lincoln's reelection effort in Arkansas

KENTUCKY

Louisville Courier-Journal: Paul spokesman quits over Web remarks
Hill: Rand Paul spokesman resigns as controversy swirls over writings
CQ Politics: Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy
AP/Schreiner: Aide quits Paul's Senate campaign after blog post

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: Granite Status: Pawlenty meets key GOP players; Hodes blasts Lieberman







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December 17, 2009



NATIONAL

Karl Rove: The President Is No B+
EJ Dionne: Democrats can't blame Bush for their troubles
Wash Times: Left out: Liberals frustrated by Obama's compromises
Rush Limbaugh: Hoax & Chains: Obama Wants You to Live on Less, Feel Like a Failure

Wash Times: Dems recraft health bill to win passage
NYT: In Senate Health Showdown, Round Goes to G.O.P.
Politico: Vote by Christmas in peril
Politico: Mitch McConnell: Democrats are ducking Senate rules
LA Times: Health bill held up by single Democrat and GOP tactics
CQ Politics: Senate Republicans Trigger Procedural War To Slow Health Bill
Rush Limbaugh: Senate GOP Employs Brilliant Delay Tactic on Obamacare Bill
Politico: Harry Reid punts on punishing Joe Lieberman
WSJ: Lieberman's Ties to Ex-Party Frayed by His Use of Swing Vote
Hill: Left eases threat to kill health bill
McClatchy: Pelosi: House Democrats could back health care bill lacking public option
Hill: Union pulls back on supporting bill
Hill: GOP lawmaker seeks documents on Obama healthcare deals
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Enrages Left with Sellout to Big Pharma on Drug Importation
WSJ: ObamaCare and the Liberal Obsession
WSJ: Health-care bills are loaded with taxes on families earning less than $250,000 a year
WaPo: Senate plan is called too empowering to health insurers
NYT: If Health Care Reform Fails, Americas Innovation Gap Will Grow
Hill: Sanders withdraws single-payer healthcare bill amendment
Wash Times: GOP senator forces reading of 767-page amendment
Sen. Tom Coburn: The Health Bill Is Scary
Ann Coulter: Less health care for more money: What's the catch?
George Will: Health-care fight gives Republicans a chance to win
Matthew Dowd: Success on health reform holds risks for Democrats
James Taranto: Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Gail Collins: Sorry, Senator Kerry
Howard Dean: Health-care bill wouldn't bring real reform
Rush Limbaugh: Dr. Howard Dean Makes Our Case for Blowing Up the Health Care Bill



Politico: Lindsey Graham and Carol Browner meet on climate bill



Politico: Chaos at climate conference
Wash Times: U.S., China deadlock Copenhagen
WaPo: China says it can't see reaching agreement on climate pact
NYT: Outside Climate Talks, Protesters March on the Hall
NYT: White House Plan Would Increase Clean Energy Tax Credit
WSJ: Cap and Trade in Practice: How to get paid for laying off workers
WSJ: Climate Change Is Nature's Way
Politico: Pelosi taking 20 House members to Copenhagen
CQ Politics: Kerry Assures Copenhagen Delegates Congress Will Pass Climate Bill
Hill: Kerry says Copenhagen key to paving the way for U.S. law on emission cuts

NYT: 4 Big Mortgage Backers Swim in Ocean of Debt
WaPo: Federal Reserve edges away from crisis measures
WSJ: Senators Urge Reinstatement of Bank Separation
WSJ: Bernanke Foes Seek to Curtail Fed
Wash Times: Bernanke expected to keep job at Fed
Politico: Ben Bernanke named Time Person of the Year
WSJ: Obama vs. the Banks: Exploit the Fed-Treasury interest rate spread
WaPo: Republican Sen. Richard Shelby fights for financial regulatory reform
WaP: BOA defends performance in Making Home Affordable mortgage modification program
WaPo: Treasury to delay selling government's stake in Citigroup after share price falls
WaPo: Washington Post/ABC News Poll: Americans hold a gloomy outlook on the economy
Hill: White House touts stimulus data while pushing new plan to create jobs

WSJ: House Approves $636 Billion Pentagon Budget Bill
Hill: House passes defense bill 395-30

WSJ: House Narrowly Passes $290 Billion Increase in Debt Limit
Hill: House votes 218-214 for short-term debt ceiling increase
CQ Politics: Breaking Down The House Vote To Increase Federal Debt Limit
NYT: Bills Pass on Debt and War Funds
WaPo: House passes temporary measures to end 2009

Hill: House narrowly passes Pelosi's $174B jobs bill, 217-212
NYDN: House narrowly approve year-end jobs measure without single vote from Republicans
Hill: Durbin: Senate to move to jobs in January
CQP: Senates Procedures Leave House Democrats Frustrated on Jobs Bill, Other Issues

WaPo: Pelosi says rallying votes for troop surge in Afghanistan will be Obama's job

WaPo: Documents show DHS improperly spied on National of Islam in 2007
NYT: Intelligence Improperly Collected on U.S. Citizens

WSJ: Aloha, Segregation: The Akaka bill would create a race-based state in Hawaii

WSJ: Effort to Extend Estate Tax Fails
Politico: Republicans block estate tax extension
Bloomberg: Estate Tax Expiration Sets Up Battle on Retroactive Restoration

WaPo: FCC issues proposals to meet national broadband plan

WSJ: Downturn Revises Census Projections
Wash Times: Blacks seek urban efforts for census

WSJ: Democrats' Blues Grow Deeper in New Poll
Hill: Pollster: 2010 could be year of 'the angry white male' heading into elections
AJC: Economy will determine 2010s political losers
Hill: Financial industry takes heat but spends $20M on '10 campaigns
Politico: Nancy Pelosi in 'campaign mode'
Hill: Pelosi: 'I'm in campaign mode'
Wash Times: Democrats' ads target House GOP on finance bill vote



Politico: Palin blasts Arnold: 'Greener than thou'
Knox News: Meaning of identity theft key to appeal in Palin case
NYDN: Sarah Palin wears 'McCain for President' visor on vacation, but blacks out the words
Politico: Palin supports McCain '100 percent'
Mail UK: Sun-conscious Sarah Palin covers up for beach holiday in Hawaii (with pictures)
Salt Lake Tribune: Check from Palin in the mail?
Seattle Times: Costco removed tomatoes to save Sarah Palin from possible pelting
MSNBC: Work fashion tips from Sarah Palins stylist
Gallup: Palin’s Favorable Up Slightly; Obama’s Holds Steady

Rasmussen: Generic Ballot: Republicans 44% Democrats 37%
Politico: Poll: Clinton approval soars
CQ Politics: Women Try to Transfer Corporate Success to Campaigns

NEW YORK

NYT: Paterson Sued Over School Payments
NY Post: Poll: Support for NY Legislature at new low
NYT: Strains Felt in Health Coverage for Jobless
NYT: Word Prompts Apology From Schumer
NY Post: Thompson runs strong vs. Gilly
NYDN: We ain't gonna tell you if Ravitch can raise funds, says Gov. Paterson's office

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Christie still gunning for lame-duck nominations
Star-Ledger: N.J. Lieutenant Gov.-elect Guadagno is tapped as secretary of state

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell hints at job cuts for state employees
WaPo: Kaine may renew Virginia's car tax debate amid budget gap
Virginian-Pilot: Filling $3.5 billion budget hole in Va
CQ Politics: Vote Haunts Virginia Candidate

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Whitman leads GOP field, trails Brown slightly
Ventury County Star: Whitman leads GOP governor race, poll says
Merc News: Poll: Support for Whitman continues, but voters watching economy, not politics
SF Chronicle: GOP rivals' wealth heats up governor's race
Contra Costa Times: Unflattering picture of Whitman emerging from trial
AP/Williams: Poll: Brown still leads in Calif. governor's race

George Skelton: A reality check for California's excessive borrowing

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes jab at ex-ally Al Gore on climate change

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: 2010 Florida Governor: McCollum 44%, Sink 39%
AP/Farrington: McCollum's goals if elected Fla. gov look familiar
Miami Herald: Rivals for Florida governor attack over roles in mortgage crisis

Rasmussen: 2010 Florida Senate: Rubio, Crist Both Lead Meek
CQ Politics: Club for Growth Bundling for Rubio Hits $100,000
Wash Times: Conservative ties Crist in Senate poll

NYT: Florida Governor Signs Bill to Expand Rail Service
Miami Herald: Open-records allegations taint Charlie Crist's high-speed rail bill-signings

St. Pete Times: High-stakes coup forming against RPOF chair Jim Greer
Miami Herald: State Republican chairman is fighting efforts to oust him

St. Pete Times: Senate Republican leader files for divorce from lobbyist wife
Miami Herald: Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, wife file for divorce

GEORGIA

AP/McCaffrey: Scandals' domino effect shakes Ga. GOP leaders
Savannah MN: Retractive tax break for Purdue surfaces as issue in speakership race
AJC: ONeal offers his version of Perdues $100,000 backdated tax break

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: State GOP leader: Thomson prison worth a lot more than gov's price tag

Chicago Sun-Times: Blago lawyers may not need Obama testimony
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich lawyer hoping to get Obama to testify at trial
AP: Obama could be witness in Blagojevich trial

INDIANA

American Spectator: Bayh Bayh Evan?

MINNESOTA

Hill: Pawlenty: I won't make endorsements in 2010 primaries
CQ Politics: Bachmann Parts Ways With Fundraising Firm

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Group Runs Anti-Abortion Ad Against Casey

OHIO


WaPo: Recession hitting Ohio's former steel towns hard

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Lt. Gov. John Cherry's campaign manager to leave

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: $30m Danforth Foundation grant will fund Wash U studies on religion & politics

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Five GOP hopefuls line up for Rep. Bart Gordon's job

NORTH CAROLINA

BlueRidgeNow: GOP chief pressures Shuler on TVA call

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: House panel kills Sanford impeachment plan
NYT: S.C. Panel Kills Measure to Impeach Governor
Politico: Impeachment dropped in S.C.

State: No lie! S.C. voices dominate '09 top quotes list
AP: 'You lie!' is a quote to remember

MASSACHUSETTS



Boston Globe: Brown hopes issues give him an opening

NEVADA

McClatchy: Danny Tarkanian's Senate campaign finds gold mine in Fresno
AP: NV Assembly Republicans return pay

WISCONSIN

Politico: Overflowing toilets stall GOP hopeful

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: McMahon Drops Fabulous Moohlah on Campaign Manager

IOWA

CQ Politics: Democrats Face Uphill Battle Against Grassley

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Rand Paul Raises $100,000 in Less Than 12 Hours










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December 16, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Obama pushes Senate to pass health bill
WaPo: Obama urges Senate to pass health-care bill; Lieberman signals support
NYT: Obama Health Care Meeting Aims to Rally Senators
Boston Globe: Public option out, Democrats press on
Hill: Liberals grit their teeth and gather behind healthcare reform bill
Hill: Lieberman expresses regret to colleagues over healthcare tension
Hill: Obama tells lawmakers not to allow disagreements to kill health reform
Hill: Hoyer: House can pass healthcare reform bill without public option
Hill: AARP endorses Senate health bill
Hill: Durbin: Dems will have votes to pass health reform by next week
Hill: Left launches ad against Emanuel on public option
WSJ: Measure to Allow Drug Imports Fails
WaPo: Hospital, physician lobbyists fought Medicare buy-in plan
Politico: House Dems: Senate is 'dithering'
Politico: Liberal lament: What bill is this?
Politico: President Obama: 'Cautiously optimistic' on health care bill
Politico: Tea Partiers rally: 'Kill the bill'
CBS: Conservatives Rally to "Kill The Bill"
Michael Gerson: The hidden burdens of Democrats' health reform
Dick Morris: Health bill has no clothes
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Will Do Anything to Pass Obamacare; RINOs Clueless
American Spectator: Health Care: The Religious Question

Hill: U.S.-China Copenhagen fight key to Capitol Hill climate change debate
Hill: Official: Verifying China's emissions a key issue at 'bumpy' Copenhagen talks
NYT: Nuclear Power Expansion in China Stirs Concerns
Sen. James Inhofe: China, India Will Hurt Obama in Copenhagen
NYT: Climate Talks Near Deal to Save Forests
Politico: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Focus on small changes
Politico: Al Gore sets April deadline for climate bill
WSJ: Copenhagen Shakedown: Developing countries understand real costs of climate change
Newt Gingrich: Message to Copenhagen: Our Constitution Begins, 'We the People...'
Dick Morris: Copenhagen: African dictators demand "democracy"
Gallup: Americans Favor U.S. Signature on Copenhagen Treaty
American Spectator: The Great Hoax
American Thinker: Climategate's Stubborn Facts

Hill: Pelosi: Jobs bill by State of the Union
WSJ: Obama's Drive to Create Jobs Starts Slowly
WSJ: Bernanke Foes Seek to Curtail Fed
NYT: Bernanke Tells Senate Panel Rising Inflation Is Unlikely
WSJ: The Audacity of Debt: Comparing today's deficits to those in the 1980s
WSJ: The Case for Optimism on the Economy
American Spectator: Put Men Back to Work

WSJ: Detainees Heading to Illinois
NYT: Obama Tells Prison to Take Detainees
WaPo: Obama administration to buy Illinois prison for Guantanamo detainees
Wash Times: Gitmo debate goes to heartland
Politico: Critics rail against 'Gitmo North'
Hill: Obama administration transferring Guantanamo detainees to Illinois
LA Times: Obama's Illinois prison plan faces a high wall: the GOP
Human Events: White House Gives Illinois Gitmo Detainees

Human Events: Stand Up for the SEAL 3
NYT: In a Federal Case Over State Secrets, a Question of Whether Evidence Is Too Secret
Human Events: Taliban Uses Mosques as Training Areas in Pakistan
Thomas Friedman: www.jihad.com

NYT: Democrats Put Off Some Difficult Issues Until 2010
Politico: Congress punts problems to 2010
CQ Politics: House Struggles To Wrap Up Fiscal Business
AP/Abrams: Lawmakers rush to wrap up work before year's end

WSJ: Lawmaker Expects Estate Tax to Be Repealed as Scheduled
CQ Politics: No Deal Yet on Estate Tax Extension

NYT: New Immigration Bill Is Introduced in House
Wash Times: Hispanics renew immigration-reform push

WSJ: Waxman Working on Fix to Consumer-Product Safety Law

WSJ: Congress Travels More, Public Pays

Wash Times: Justice restrains lawyers in Panther inquiry

WaPo: D.C. Council approves same-sex marriage bill
AP: D.C. Council Approves Gay Marriage

NYT: Democrats Ads Slam Republicans as Cozy With Wall Street
CQ Politics: DCCC Radio Ad Targets GOP on Financial Regulation

WSJ: Newsrooms Don't Need More Conservatives

NRO: Which Other House Democrats Are Thinking About Retirement?
Politico: The Democratic non-retirement list

Rush Limbaugh: The Limbaugh Strategy for 2010: We Will Be Heard Next November
Fox: Tea Party Movement Evolves Into Political Force With Eye Toward 2010
TPM: Tea Partiers Debut 'The 12 Days Of Obama'

Dallas MN: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies at age 91

NEW YORK

CQ Politics: Gillibrand Strongest In General Election Match-Ups

NYDN: Paterson warns of real debacle for education, seniors if budget gap isn't closed
NYT: Editorial: New Yorks Fiscal Crisis: A Legislature in Denial

NYT: Working Families Party Documents Subpoenaed
Albany TU: Poll shows a state divided on many issues
Albany TU: Grannis ups heat on Palin
Albany TU: Voting machines approved by BOE
NY Post: New Yorkers want restrictions on state lawmakers outside work

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie names Democrat as attorney general
Trentonian: Christie taps Democrat to be new AG
Star-Ledger: Christie: AG pick a straight shooter
Bloomberg: New Jerseys Christie Selects Dow for State Attorney General
Jackson News: Tom Kean praises Christies choice for AG
Star-Ledger: Christie opposes pension deferrals by local government

CQ Politics: N.J. Republicans Hope to Unite on Adler Challenge
PolitickerNJ: Sources: Christodoulou mulls 2010 challenge to Lance

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell in Norfolk: Make it easier for business
Richmond TD: Kaine seeks ways to increase revenues
Wash Times: Pre-filing allowing avalanche of new bills
WaPo: Dems on McDonnell advisers list: I'm doing what now?

CALIFORNIA


Frum Forum: Poizner Reaches Into His Deep Pockets Again
CNN: Schwarzenegger slams Palin

TEXAS

Hill: Eyes turn to Texas
Life News: Texas Governor Hopeful Kay Bailey Hutchison Under Fire for Missing Pro-Life Vote
Star-Telegram: Mansfield secessionist leaves gubernatorial race
CQ Politics: Texas GOP Businessman Preps Bid Against Rep. Edwards
Politico: Houston election signals key trend

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: 2010 Florida GOP Senate Primary: Crist 43%, Rubio 43%
Jacksonville Observer: Shock Poll: Rubio Now Tied With Crist in Senate Race
Hill: Huckabee donates Twitter background to Rubio
Tampa Tribune: Rubio getting the holiday fundraising blues?
Tampa Tribune: Jeb Jr/George P. Bush fundraiser for Rubio pushed to 2010
St. Pete Times: Gov. Charlie Crist launches investigation into 'pancake' e-mails
St. Pete Times: A rail deal or a 'pancake'? Dockery takes aim over e-mails
American Spectator: Charlie's Limp Homecoming

GEORGIA

AJC: Election for speaker to be held in state Capitol
AJC: Three governors say a water-sharing agreement is in the works

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Terror trials at Illinois prison draw fire from Republicans
Chicago Tribune: Gitmo & Thomson prison become issue for Quinn & IL governor race
Chicago Tribune: Republicans question McKenna's actions as GOP chairman
Daily Herald: GOP gubernatorial candidates square off in debate
AP/Wills: GOP candidates offer few differences in debate

MINNESOTA

Nashua Telegraph: Minn. Gov Tim Pawlenty addressing NH GOP event

PENNSYLVANIA

Legal Newsline: Corbett leads field of candidates
NYT: Pittsburgh Sets Vote on Adding Tax on Tuition

OHIO


Dayton Daily News: State budget woes bigger than holiday break
AP: Ohio gov. says budget should trump holiday plans
CPD: Editorial: Dem lawmakers need to make construction reform part of OH's budget

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Nearly half of Detroit's workers are unemployed

MISSOURI

AP/Blank: Mo. House leader proposes more ethics changes

TENNESSEE

Politico: Tennessee: 2010 election crucible
CQ Politics: Davis Running Again

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: NC GOP chairman expands Perdue request to board
AP: Son's job kept NC governor out of recruiting firm

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford censure likely to move forward today
AP: SC legislators consider formal rebuke of governor
Politico: S.C. ponders Jenny Sanford's future
State: State budget ax chops additional $238 million

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Coakley, Brown spar on environmental policy, economy
Boston Globe: DeLeo agrees to cost review: Will examine bills from DiMasi case
Hill: Kerry hits Palin in fundraising push

CONNECTICUT

Hill: Lieberman leaves door open for Republican candidacy in 2012
Politico: Connecticut colleagues fed up with Joe Lieberman

RHODE ISLAND

Providence Journal: Carcieri on defensive as local leaders decry budget plan
AP/Henry: RI governor defends funding cuts to cities, towns

DELAWARE

CQ Politics: Running For Congress With Family In The White House

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City Journal: Chris Nelson competitive against Sandlin in potential House match-up
CQ Politics: Herseth Sandlin Has Single-Digit Lead in South Dakota

COLORADO

Denver Post: Ritter dared to play with dynamite

KANSAS

LJWorld: GOP Kevin Yoder plans run for US House seat occupied by Democrat Dennis Moore

NEVADA

Reno Gazette Journal: Vucanovich endorses Gov. Jim Gibbons
Las Vegas Sun: Brian Sandovals campaign for governor stumbles out of the gate
Las Vegas RJ: Governor requests possible budget cuts of up to 10 percent





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December 15, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Democrats Drop Plan to Expand Medicare
WaPo: Senate health bill unlikely to include Medicare buy-in
Wash Times: Senate Democrats move to cut Medicare buy-in
NYT: Lieberman Gets Ex-Party to Shift on Health Plan
Hill: Reid bows to centrists, will drop Medicare buy-in provision
LA Times: Senate Democrats move to drop Medicare proposal
NYDN: Obama summons Senate Dems to White House in attempt to salvage health care
Politico: Dems may drop Medicare expansion
WaPo: Drugmakers fight plan to allow imports
JT: ObamaCare backer: Defying public, wrecking healthcare "significant political achievement"
Sen. John Cornyn: Health care reform must lower costs
Ezra Klein: The death of the public option
Rush Limbaugh: The Democrat Health Care Bill is an Unmitigated Disaster

NYT: China and U.S. Hit Strident Impasse at Climate Talks
WaPo: Poor nations stall talks on global warming
Politico: Al Gore arrives in Copenhagen
Hill: Sen. Boxer fears climate change debate becoming 'personalized' over events
NYT: Global Warmings Cold Shoulder
WSJ: Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming
Gov. Schwarzenegger: Beyond Copenhagen, global warming requires grassroots action
Anne Applebaum: Anti-climate change, anti-human

WSJ: Bank CEOs Pledge to Push for Re-Regulation
NYT: Obama Presses Biggest Banks to Lend More
Hill: Obama leans on bankers to lend more
WaPo: Obama calls on banks to ramp up lending
WSJ: Banker Baiting 101: Obama's latest populist turn won't help the recovery
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Rails Against "Fat Cats"
WSJ: Another Federal Bludgeon: The economy doesn't need a bigger, badder, FTC
NYT: Poll Reveals Depth and Trauma of Joblessness in U.S.
WSJ: Tough Times for Big Law: Grads turn down offers of $80,000 not to work for a year
Wash Times: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

Hill: House heads for Saturday defense vote
Politico: House budget splits defense, jobs
Hill: Defense appropriations bill comes as calendar crowded by healthcare debate
WaPo: House Democrats discard larger debt limit
Wash Times: U.S. red ink flirts with crisis, panel warns
Hill: Cramdown legislation could be a losing battle, backers say

WaPo: U.S. to announce transfer of detainees to Ill. prison
NYT: U.S. Said to Pick Illinois Prison to House Detainees
NYT: Brooklyn May Also Play Host to Terror Trials
David Brooks: Obamas Christian Realism

NYT: Court Keeps Campaigns in Suspense

NYT: Supreme Court Takes Texting Case
Wash Times: High court to examine privacy at work case
WaPo: Court to rule on privacy of texting: Messages sent on pager owned by employer

Stanley Fish: Sarah Palin and the Truth of Autobiography
Eugene Robinson: Palin's own 'Climate-gate'

WaPo: Democrats lose fourth congressman to retirement
CQ Politics: Democrats Expect More Departures
Wash Times: Lawmakers' fine dining on taxpayers' tab
Hill: Obama ally says jobs and debt reduction are key to Democratic Party's '10 hopes

Politico: Conservatives grab for Tea Party cash
Human Events: The Soul of the Republican Party, Part II

NEW YORK

NYT: Republican Lawyer Weighs Run for Gillibrands Senate Seat
CQ Politics: Gillibrand Wins Over A Potential Democratic Challenger

NY Post: Cuomo's big lead on gov

NYT: School Districts Scramble After Albany Delays Aid
Albany TU: Threat on aid is now reality
NY Post: Shel says gov's cash cutoff OK
Albany TU: A '70s flashback at Capitol
Albany TU: Senate to go bipartisan on committee chairs

NYT: Setbacks Signal Post-Election Life for Bloomberg

NY1: NYPD Ordered To Release Details Of RNC Arrests

NEW JERSEY

Paul Mulshine: Chris Christie is looking like a Tom Kean Republican
Star-Ledger: Despite objections by Christie, Corzine nominates dozens to state posts
Star-Ledger: Christie chooses Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow as attorney general

NYT: New U.S. Attorney in New Jersey Is Sworn In
Star-Ledger: Paul Fishman is formally sworn in as U.S. Attorney for N.J. in Newark

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: How Ehrlich could win
CQ Politics: NRCC Tests 'Soft on Crime' Poke at Kratovil

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Gilmore takes helm of Free Congress: Selection may influence GOP
Politico: Can Republicans 'smoke out' Jim Webb?

WEST VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Another Republican Enters Race For Rep. Mollohan's Seat

CALIFORNIA


Mercury News: Will Poizner's millions move the needle in bid to be CA's next governor?
SF Chronicle: Republican Tom Campbell insists " I'm in the governor's race"

Wash Times: GOP fights Boxer with 'ma'am' remark

WSJ: Gay-Marriage Backers Split on 2010 Ballot Effort

TEXAS

American Spectator: Texas Trouble for Sarah Palin?
KTLV: Kay Bailey Hutchison campaigns in East Texas

Austin AS: Friedman gives up second bid for governor
Houston Chronicle: Friedman will run for ag chief instead

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: In Pinellas, Gov. Crist takes aim at Rubio's conservative credentials
Tampa Tribune: Charlie Crist, 'Statesman of the Year'
American Spectator: Crist Capades
RedState: Charlie Crist Lies Again About Marco Rubio
Palm Beach Post: Greer's record as GOP leader divides local party officials
News-Press: Lee's Hoffman wants GOP Florida chair to resign
Orlando Sentinel: Sink and McCollum duke it out over pension fund

GEORGIA

Athens BH: Editorial: State GOP legislators send encouraging signals
AJC: Tom Graves declares himself out of Republican race for House speaker

ILLINOIS

Daily Herald: GOP gubernatorial candidates square off in debate
Chicago Tribune: GOP's soul becomes a target in Illinois Senate primary fight
Chicago Sun-Times: Party probes a McKenna memo. . .

INDIANA

Politico: Evan Bayh calls on President Obama to veto spending bill

MINNESOTA

Politico: Dick Armey: Tim Pawlenty on 'safest ground'
Politico: Al Franken feuds with GOP's No. 4

PENNSYLVANIA

Rasmussen: 2010 Pennsylvania Governor: GOP Has Early Edge But Race Wide-Open
Pittsburgh TR: House approves state-related university aid, table games

DELAWARE

CQ Politics: Biden or Bust: No Plan B for Delaware Democrats

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Strickland: School cuts only option to fill budget hole

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Debates to be held for GOP gubernatorial candidates

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Lawmakers tackle election ethics

TENNESSEE

Hill: Top GOP recruit set to run for Gordon's seat
Tennessean: Rep. Bart Gordon's exit in 2010 alters politics for Tenn.
WSJ: Another Top House Democrat to Retire: Rep. Bart Gordon (D. Tenn.)
Politico: Bart Gordon retiring
CQ Politics: Rating Change: Retirement Gives Edge to GOP

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: GOP calls for probe of Perdue's campaign finances
ABC11: Accusations leveled over Perdue flights

Sanford Herald: Republican tosses hat in ring for Congress

SOUTH CAROLINA

Orangeburg TD: Higher national profile for DeMint prompts questions
Politico: DeMint warns of 'emergency rally'
NPR: S.C. Republican Pins Hopes On Urban Blacks

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Coakley balking at 1-on-1 debates
AP: GOPs Brown calls for 7 debates with Coakley in Sen. race

Boston Globe: Frustrated lawmakers block action in House

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: The Who, What, When And How of A Dodd Exit Strategy

COLORADO

Rasmussen: 2010 Colorado Governor: McInnis 48%, Ritter 40%
Wash Times: Colo. court upholds tax privacy for illegals
Denver Post: Villafuerte withdraws as nominee for Colorado U.S. attorney

KENTUCKY

Wash Times: GOP to replicate anti-Pelosi Ky. House race

MONTANA

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