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December 31, 2009



NATIONAL

ABC: Cheney Rips Obama: President 'Trying to Pretend' U.S. Is Not at War
CBS: Dick Cheney: Obama Stance "Makes Us Less Safe"
NYT: Cheney Attacks; White House Hits Back
Atlantic: Cheney On Obama, Detroit
CNN: Cheney, White House spar over terrorism
Boston Globe: Obama aides hit Cheney comments on attempted bombing
Politico: Dick Cheney: Barack Obama 'trying to pretend'
Politico: White House: We know we're 'at war'
Miami Herald: GOP leaders renew call to stop Guantnamo transfers
Hill: Boehner: Obama should leave Gitmo open because of attack
WaPo: Key positions vacant as nominees await Senate confirmation

Ann Coulter: Ivana Trump Escorted Off Plane: Napolitano Declares 'The System Worked'
Victoria Toensing: Questions for Abdulmutallab
American Spectator/Prowler: The Politics of Incompetence

WSJ: U.S. Probes Cleric's Tie to Jetliner Bomb Plot
NYT: Spy Agencies Failed to Collate Clues on Terror
WSJ: Napolitano Becomes GOP Political Target
Wash Times: Spy chief Blair faces scrutiny after incident
Wash Times: Watch-list review chief gets ethics waiver
WaPo: Obama to get report on intelligence failures in Abdulmutallab case
NYT: Shadow of 9/11 Is Cast Again
WaPo: In aftermath of Fort Hood, community haunted by clues that went unheeded

AP/Al-Haj: Yemeni forces raid al-Qaida hideout, clashes erupt
WSJ: Obama's Security Breach: Returning Gitmo's detainees to Yemen defies common sense

Hill: State AGs request Reid, Pelosi drop Nebraska Medicaid funds from health bill
AP/Kinnard: 13 GOP officials challenge health deal
USA Today: Common ground seen in gulf between health care bills
LA Times: Government insurance for long-term care likely to slip into final healthcare bill
CSM: Poll: Americans oppose healthcare reform bills by wide majority
Rasmussen: Voter Attitudes Towards Health Care Plan Harden - 58% Opposed

WaPo: U.S. takes majority stake in GMAC, giving lender $3.8 billion more in aid
WaPo: Support grows for tackling nation's debt

WaPo: White House visitors log reflects Obama agenda

Wash Times: Dems tout year of wins but wait for more Obama priorities

NYT: Democrats Revisit Presidential Race Rules
WaPo: Democrats may take power from superdelegates

CSM: Gallup: Clinton narrowly beats Palin as 'most admired woman'



AP: Rush Limbaugh Taken to Hawaii Hospital
NYT: Rush Limbaugh Is Hospitalized
WaPo: Limbaugh taken to Honolulu hospital after reporting chest pains

Jed Babbin: Happy Tea Party New Year

Karl Rove: New Year's Resolutions for Washington

NEW YORK


NYDN: 'Popular' Andrew Cuomo will make a run for NY gov, Sheldon Silver predicts

DN: Expulsion possible for state Sen. Monserrate in wake of conviction of assaulting girlfriend

NYT: New York State Has First Deficit in General Fund
NYT: Editorial: Failed State

Vito Fossella: $100 Million More Reasons to Cancel KSM Trial

NYT: E.P.A., Concerned Over Gas Drilling, Questions New York States Plans

WSJ: Spitzer's AIG Emails

Gothamist: Should NY State Be Split In Two?

NYDN: High 5! Most Republican City Council members in 10 years

NEW JERSEY

Star-L: NJ Senate President calls for resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano

Trentonian: 2009 in review: Christie wins as guv cant ride Obamas coattails

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: McDonnell seeks to overturn term limit

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: California Pushes for Federal Help

KPCC: Rich Republican candidates in California make national GOP happy

Human Events: Radanovich Retires

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Brewer: U.S. health plan may hurt state

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Austin deli owner Marc Katz joins race for lieutenant governor
CQ Politics: DCCC Links NRCC Chief Sessions To Disgraced Financier

FLORIDA

Tallahassee Democrat: Greer faces more calls to resign
Miami Herald: Greer defiant amid criticism
Jack Observer: Calls for Greers Resignation Growing Louder Among Top Republicans
Palm Beach Post: Florida GOP leader faces revolt by top fundraisers
St. Pete Times: GOP donors call for removal of Florida party leader

Wash Times: Would-be GOP successor to Crist keeps his distance

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Fifth Republican announces run for congressional seat

ILLINOIS

Chi Trib: Gov. Quinn admits mistake on early-release of prisoners, blames corrections chief

MINNESOTA



Star Tribune: Judge rules against Pawlenty on budget cuts
AP/Bakst: Minn. Judge Rules Against Pawlenty on Budget Cuts
WKBT: Pawlenty considers appealing judge's ruling

PENNSYLVANIA

WaPo: Rep. Murtha's earmarks lead to fewer jobs than promised

OHIO


CBS: Jim Traficant: "I'm Going to Run For Congress"
Hill: Report: Traficant says 'beam me up' in 2010

MICHIGAN

Crain's: Attorney General Mike Cox joins effort to remove so-called "Cornhusker Kickback"

MISSOURI

AP/Blank: Nixon calls for reform of political ethics rules

NEBRASKA

NYT: Senator Nelson Defends His Health Care Vote
USA Today: Sen. Nelson launches Holiday Bowl ad to defend health vote

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: TN says 13 states' challenge to health bill is premature

KENTUCKY

NYT: Ron Paul Son Rand Makes Ky. Senate Run Official
Daily News: Paul files documents for Senate bid

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Tougher Races Prompt New Arkansas Ratings

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Soles' decision to step down excites the GOP

SOUTH CAROLINA

Lakeland Times: GOP attorneys general line up to challenge health care bill

RCP: Senator DeMint on the TSA
Greenville News: Jim DeMint blocks choice for air security chief over union concerns
NYT: Editorial: Senator DeMints Priorities

LOUISIANA

CQ Politics: Louisiana GOP Legislator Files For Rep. Melancon's Seat

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: For Brown, JFK transcends party lines
Examiner: Scott Brown, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
AP/LeBlanc: Hopefuls for Kennedy seat spar on taxes, fees
AP: In race for Kennedy seat, Coakley keeps lower profile

RHODE ISLAND

AP/Tucker: GOPs closed-primary plan may violate R.I, not US law
CBS: Lincoln Chafee Enters Rhode Island Gov's Race

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Newcomer Stirs Up Connecticut Senate Race
NYDN: Why does Joe Lieberman so consistently get deep under Democrats' skin?

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Republican candidates make their pitches for votes in 2010

WASHINGTON STATE

Crosscut: Republican hopes are rising for 2010



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December 30, 2009



NATIONAL

NYT: U.S. Had Early Signals of a Terror Plot, Officials Say
WaPo: Obama vows to repair intelligence gaps behind Detroit airplane incident
WSJ: Obama Slams Security Breach
Wash Times: Obama hits 'systemic failure' over terror tip
Politico: President Obama: 'Systemic failure has occurred'
Politico: CIA also knew about suspect
Wash T: Airliner suicide mission blessed by imam linked to suspect in Fort Hood shootings
Politico: President Obama's options for airline security
WaPo: Republicans see political opportunity in Obama response to failed airplane bomb
Politico: Ex-Homeland chief Ridge laments lapse
Politico: Burton calls for Napolitano's scalp
Hill: Republican calls on Napolitano to resign
Hill: Top Republican says airline bombing suspect should face a military tribunal
Hill: Parties spar over blame for failed Christmas Day terrorist attack
Hill: Reid to try to break hold on TSA nominee
WSJ: Union Baggage Claims: Flight 253 becomes an excuse to organize airport screeners
Newt Gingrich: On Terrorism it's Time to Know, to Profile, and to Discriminate

Politico: Official defends Gitmo plan
Politico: Obama still plans to close Gitmo
LA Times: Yemen's ties to Al Qaeda complicate Guantanamo plans
Hill: Sen. Feinstein: Halt transfers to Yemen
American Thinker: The Yemeni Front in the War on Terror
AP/Bennett: Worried Yemeni minister warns of more Qaeda attacks

NYT: Health Cuts With Little Effect on Care
WSJ: Obama's Historic Health-Care Victory on a par with FDR and LBJ
Politico: Blue state govs. rip Senate health bill
Phyllis Schlafly: Ten New Reasons Why Obamacare Can Still Be Killed
Human Events: ObamaCare: 'New frontier in pork barrel politics'

Hill: EPA greenhouse gas emissions rules face new legal and political attacks
Hill: Senate climate change fight looks as tough as healthcare reform bill

NYT: Billions to Fight Foreclosure, but Few New Loans
WSJ: The Price for Fannie and Freddie Keeps Going Up
Hill: Home prices prompt second dip fears
Gov. Tim Kaine: How Virginia Is Handling Payday Loans
AP/Vanacore: Will recession bring the end of free TV?
Pat Buchanan: A Decade of Self-Delusion

LA Times: White House prepares for immigration overhaul battle

WaPo: As defense agencies hire, other government workers get incentives to retire

Wash Times: Congress takes aim at Fed's independence

Hill: Stark faces ethics investigation

NYT: Obama Curbs Secrecy of Classified Documents
Politico: Mystery surrounds new Obama order on classification

Shelby Steele: Obama and Our Post-Modern Race Problem

Wash Times: Tough first year hits Obama's ratings hard
Politico: Anxious Democrats divide over path forward
Politico: President Obama takes the heat President Bush did not

WSJ: Rich Cling to Life to Beat Tax Man

Politico: Palins wanted custody case private
AP: Palin's grandson in a custody battle
Chicago Tribune: Bristol Palin's custody battle open: Tripp

AP/Glover: Iowa lawmaker predicts Palin run for White House
AP: Iowa lawmaker predicts Palin run for White House

LA Times: What a match-up! America's most-admired women: Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton
USA Today: Poll: Americans most admire Obama, Clinton, Palin

NYT: Karl Rove and His Wife Have Divorced
Politico: Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas
Dallas MN: Karl Rove divorces after 24 years

NEW YORK

NYT: State Senate Panel Faults Monserrate
NY Post: Senate report slams 'cover-up' con Hiram
NYDN: Colleagues' report blasts Monserrate for assaulting girlfriend with broken glass

Albany TU: DiNapoli: State is down to petty cash
NY Post: Static over gov's cops

Buffalo News: Collins is urged to run for governor

Albany TU: Ethics panel member helps Bruno
Albany TU: Bruno's fall
Albany TU: Bruno Defense Fund plans Desmond gala

NYT: Bloombergs Election Aides Said to Get Customary Bonuses

NY Post: New DA Vance taps Spitzer confidante as top aide

NEW JERSEY

Business Week: Christie Channels Schwarzenegger as New Jersey Braces for Cuts
Star Ledger: New Jersey's new governor is seeking everyday hero nominees

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Hasten offshore lease sale, McDonnell urges White House
AP: Former Va. Gov. Gilmore to lead foundation

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: California's Rep. George Radanovich to step down
Politico: Radanovich retiring
CQ Politics: GOP Fight Brewing for Radanovich Seat
Fresno Bee: Race is on to succeed Radanovich
CQ Politics: Radanovich Retirement Reduces Ranks Of '94 GOP Freshmen

LA Times: Federal court restricts Taser use by police

SacBee: Matsui now current on back taxes, chief of staff says

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Hutchison unveils transportation strategy
Dallas MN: Hutchison's Transportation Strategy
Waco TH: Sen. Hutchison focuses on transportation issues in stops in Waco, across Texas
CQ Politics: Republican McCauls 2010 Prospects Point Up

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: McCollum orders review of legality of federal health reform proposals
NYT: Florida Republican May File Suit Over Health Bill
Jacksonville Observer: McCollum to Investigate Federal Health Plan

Miami Herald: Crist off his game
Huff Post: The Significance of the Diaz-Balarts' "Un-Endorsement" of Charlie Crist

Tampa Tribune: Major GOP donors call for Jim Greer to step down

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Macon Gains Earn Stronger Rating for Ga.s Marshall

ILLINOIS

AP: Illinois GOP blasts ad calling Senate frontrunner gay

MINNESOTA



TPM: Bachmann Cementing Status As National Conservative Icon

Star Tribune: Dayton tried to break his news first, GOP claims
Star Tribune: Mental health isn't the issue - stigma is

Star Tribune: Franken, Coleman top the list of '08 Senate fundraisers

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: Ads Push Feingold on Public Option

PENNSYLVANIA

Herald-Mail: Former Pa. Sen. Punt dies at 60

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio Senate President Harris' support for early Third Frontier vote is welcome
News-Leader: Few clear winners in budget debacle

MICHIGAN

WKLA: Snyder Blasts Hoekstra For Fundraising Letter
Holland Sentinel: Hoekstra fund letter cites terrorist attack

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Rep. Cynthia Davis challenging Sen. Scott Rupp in GOP primary

NEBRASKA

Rasmussen: Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid
Politico: Poll: Ben Nelson in political trouble

TENNESSEE

Examiner: Haslam wants more money

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Easley probe may inspire DA to seek office

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Bauer consultant charged with DUI

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Alabama Democrat Sparks Rejects Bid Against Rep. Griffith
Politico: Sparks not running for Congress
Hill: Dems miss top recruit for Rep. Griffith seat

AP: Civil rights veterans opposing younger black candidate for Alabama governor

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: GOP lets Scott Brown fend for himself
EJ Dionne: Are Republicans giving up on Massachusetts?
Boston Globe: Wednesday is deadline to register for US Senate special election
NRO: Mitt Helps Out a Republican on His Old Turf

RHODE ISLAND

Providence Journal: Republican Robitaille exploring run for governor
AP/Smith: Rhode Island's GOP mulls a closed primary
Hill: Former Sen. Chafee to run for governor

NEVADA

Reno GJ: Gibbons future might hinge on how women perceive him

OREGON

Statesman Journal: Candidate for governor says he's not guilty

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Patty Murray in mad dash for campaign cash









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December 29, 2009





NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. Authorities Missed Terror-Threat Signs
ABC: Hoekstra on Underwear Bomber: "We Missed Him at Every Step"
WSJ: Terror Watch Lists Come Under Scrutiny
NYT: U.S. Struggles Anew to Ensure Safety as Gaps Are Revealed
NYT: Obama Seeks to Reassure U.S. After Bombing Attempt
NY Post: Homeland chief an airhead: Says security system worked
NYDN: Detroit plane fiasco shows $50B intelligence machine is NOT working
Wes Pruden: Most important civil right of all
Politico: GOP seizes on terror issue
Politico: GOP blame at TSA?
WaPo: Republican senator DeMint holds up nomination for TSA chief
McClatchy: DeMint blocks nominee for TSA
Politico: Lieberman, Specter open to pre-emptive Yemen attacks
Human Events: Flight 253: The Failure of Counterterrorism
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Told Ya So: Obama Gov't Reads Miranda Rights to Terrorists
American Spectator/Prowler: Abdulmutallab and the Obama Mindset

NYT: Expanding Health Coverage and Shoring Up Medicare: Is It Double-Counting?
WSJ: Businesses to Push for Modifications to Senate Bill
Fred Barnes: The Tyranny of the Majority Party

WSJ: A Fast, Cheap Way to Cool the Planet
Wash Times: Plan to turn farms into forest worries official
Wash Times: Clean energy resources at risk
Politico: New groups join climate lobby fray
NY Post: 'Blue Dogs': Cool it on cap & trade

WSJ: Big Budget Deficits Demand Number Crunching, and More
WSJ: The Deficit Commission Trap: Dems now want Republican cover for their tax increases
WSJ: Prepare for a Keynesian Hangover
NYT: Peter Orszag to Wed ABC News Reporter

WaPo: Education Secretary Arne Duncan's legacy as Chicago schools chief questioned

Wash Times: Justice transfers Panthers pursuer out of D.C. office

WSJ: Snow-Removal Bills Leave States Scrambling

AP: Ruling reveals custody battle for Palin's grandson

CQ Politics: Four More GOP House Seats Now Rated Safe
Hill: Blue Dog expects more centrist Dems to announce retirement before midterms

Hill: Gallup: 2009's political winners, losers

WaPo: States in play: An early look at 2011 redistricting

NEW YORK



NYDN: 15 GOP Chairs Seek To Draft Collins
Niagara Gazette: Collins gets support for governor
NY Observer: Fifteen Chairs Ask Collins to Get In the Game, Collins Camp Says
LoHud: 15 County GOP Chairmen Ask Collins to Run For Governor

NYT: L.I. Upstart Edward Mangano Set to Take Center Stage
Wash Times: Gillibrand appears safe: Fields are weak for both the primary and election
CQ Politics: Video: A Conversation With Nan Hayworth
CQ Politics: Bishop Challenger Up With First Ad
NYDN: Records show Rep. Meeks took six Carribean trips with wife on the tab of con artist
AP/Gormley: Health care debate on Hill spills into N.Y.
NYT: Judge Is Censured for Efforts to Secure a Pay Raise
Ithaca Journal: Age has its benefits in New York's congressional delegation
Albany TU: A Senate coup creates chaos

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Shaun E. Golden likely to replace Kim Guadagno as Monmouth County Sheriff
Star-Ledger: Senate succession: Bad idea won't get any better

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell proposes change to Virginia budget cycle
Wash Times: McDonnell urges new calendar for budget

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: The Oh Decade: In matters big and small, California sways Congress

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Sessions is silent on e-mail sent to accused banker
Dallas MN: Hutchison to unveil transportation plan

FLORIDA



Time: Can Crist Survive a Right-Wing Uprising in Florida?
Mia H: Gregory Meeks' trip to Venezuela on behalf of Stanford's bank raises ethics questions
Miami Herald: Sink's chief of staff spoke up for Rothstein's firm
NYT: At State Level, Health Lobby Fights Change

GEORGIA

BigNews: Gingrey: Health Care Bill is Disaster for Americans

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Rep. Mark Kirk's sexual orientation questioned in GOP opponent's ad
Chicago Sun-Times: GOP opponent claims front-runner Mark Kirk is gay in attack ad

MINNESOTA

AP: Minn. GOP Endorses Parry To Replace Retiring Day
Star Tribune: Statewide rail plan expected to be released this week

PENNSYLVANIA

AP: Year-by-Year Highlights of Pa. Political Decade

OHIO


Examiner: Coming bloodbath in Ohio to test Strickland, Kasich

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: GOP governor candidates trade barbs

MISSOURI

KC Star: Never a dull moment in a decade of regions politics

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Former Lt. Gov. John Wilder has stroke

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Rove to raise money in Raleigh for Burr

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: S.C. AG: Nelson deal 'corruption'
Hill: S.C. attorney general: Medicaid deal could 'represent corruption'

ALABAMA

Huntsville Times: No GOP meeting on Griffith
Tuscaloosa News: Griffith's GOP switch about preservation
AP/Rawls: Sparks to announce 2010 election intentions today

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Senate foes wrangle on health care
MetroWest Daily News: Registration deadline tomorrow for special election

CONNECTICUT

Waterbury RA: Rell vetoes Democratic budget bills; calls them 'feeble'

RHODE ISLAND

PBN: Chafee set to announce run for governor
Providence Journal: Laffey urged to run for governor

NEVADA

LA Times: Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons reaches divorce settlement
AP: No Trial, but Nev Gov's Divorce Damage May Be Done
Las Vegas Sun: How even is the Gibbonses split?

COLORADO

WSJ: Senate Race Splits Colorado Democrats

NEBRASKA

Human Events: Ben Nelson Makes Us Ashamed to be Nebraskans
Wash Times: Illegals may lose tuition breaks







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December 28, 2009



NATIONAL

Hill: Dems say final health bill may resemble Senate package
Wash Times: House Dems: We'd forgo 'public option'
Reuters: Republicans want Democratic healthcare defectors
AP/Woodward: 2 Dems may yield on public option
NYT: As Aisle Gets Wider, Arms Get Shorter
Human Events: Dems Chicago Accounting on Health Care
Politico: Democrats revive 'Party of No' attack
Hill: McConnell: Democrats 'all joined hands and walked off the cliff together'

Politico: Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap-and-trade
WSJ: The New Climate Litigation: How about if we sue you for breathing?
American Thinker: Clearing the Air on the Clean Air Act and Climate Change

John Fund: For Their Next Trick . . .
EJ Dionne: Two cheers for Harry Reid

WSJ: After the Bailouts, Washington's the Boss
WSJ: The Cloning of Fannie and Freddie

Politico: Hoekstra: Obama has understated terror threat
CQ Politics: Republicans Rip Administration Over Terrorist Scare
Jed Babbin: The Duty of Self-Defense

NYT: Legislative Limbo Strands Many of Obamas Nominees

Wash Times: Pentagon limits law's pledge to wounded

Hill: Harkin to reintroduce bill to bust filibusters

Wash Times: Swing states still top sway of Hawaii palms

CQ Politics: Voters Worried Government Doing Too Much
American Thinker: Obama's Image: What a Difference a Year Makes

NYT: Top 10 Gifts for Politics Geeks: 2009 Edition

Norman Transcript: Democrats have challenge in retaining seats in 2010
Politico: Van Hollen: 'very confident' no more party-switchers

YouTube: Sen. Max Baucus Drunk/Intoxicated on Senate Floor - Shouts Down Wicker (video)

Hill: The 10 most compelling gubernatorial races of 2010

Examiner: New population figures give a boost to the GOP

NEW YORK

Human Events: Giulianis Lazio Endorsement a Boon or Bust?
NYT: The Recession Begins Flooding Into the Courts
NY Post: Unclean bill of health for NY
Watertown DT: Candidates being lined up for legislature
Buffalo News: New Amherst board begins downsizing push

NEW JERSEY

Bond Buyer: Transportation Debt Burdens N.J.

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Faces of 2009: Jeff Frederick

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Democrats see Rep. Lungren as vulnerable in 2010
George Skelton: California's legislators should resolve to...
SacBee: It's not easy to get an initative on California's ballot
SacBee: Courts play referee role in California budget cutting
SacBee: Placer County GOP chairman becomes an issue

TEXAS

AP/Powell: Cornyns fight to cut debt carries political price

FLORIDA

Wash Times: No pastels in Florida: Primary struggle for the soul of the GOP
AP: Fla. gov hopeful McCollum: It's not about Crist
CQ Politics: Boyd Seems Secure in Fla. for Now

GEORGIA

Athens Banner-Herald: Handel against ethics before she was for them

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tr: Democrats, Republicans seeking governor post differ on how best to fix finances
AP/Bellandi: Ill. governor candidates on social issues
Chicago Sun-Times: 2009 flubs and fiascoes of Mayor Daley

MINNESOTA



WSJ: Pawlenty Pushes Caps on Spending

PENNSYLVANIA

Times-Tribune: Too costly, and not just in spending

OHIO


Dayton Daily News: OH Senate leader behind May proposal for tech jobs
Columbus Dispatch: Estimates of Ohio's structural deficit for 2012-13 range from $4b-$9b

MISSOURI

News-Leader: State tax plan has farmers fired up

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Democrats seek House candidate to replace Bart Gordon
Tennessean: TN political movers: Conservatives, liberals and a few in between shaped 2009

NORTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: N.C. Study: End the death penalty, save $11 million

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Clyburn: 'Public option' may not be option
AP/Davenport: SC plans law changes to prevent future gov trysts

ALABAMA

Politico: Sparks open to Griffith challenge

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson CL: Field shaping up for top seats: Speculation brewing on who's running in 2011

LOUISIANA

Hill: Louisiana Dems use formaldehyde worries against Vitter

MASSACHUSETTS

AP/LeBlanc: Mass. front-runner avoids Kennedy legacy
Boston Globe: Corruption case against DiMasi detailed

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Lowden told of trouble at Clark County GOP



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December 27, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Abstinence proponents look for aid from new health bill
NYT: States With Expanded Health Coverage Fight Bill
WSJ: Health-Bill Benefits
Anchorage DN: Americans will pay for health care vote buying
NYT: Editorial: The Next Step on Health Reform
Ezra Klein: After health care, we need Senate reform
Am Thinker: Insist that GOP Make Repeal of Government-Run Health Care a 2010 Issue

Wash Times: Climate bill pushes trees over food

Chris Cillizza: 5 myths about a president's first year
WaPo: How to shatter the 'highest, hardest' glass ceiling

Hill: Jarrett: Accusations of 'seedy Chicago politics' at WH unwarranted

Wash Times: Obama union push stymies contractors



SacBee: Bakersfield lawmaker patrols the nation to recruit GOP House candidates

Examiner: Two special elections getting Tea Party attention

NPR: Republican Politicians Make A Social Media Push

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK


NYDN: Paterson takes blantant stab at Andrew Cuomo for 'changing tune' about Wall Street
NY Post: Unclean bill of health for NY
NYT: Percy Sutton, Eminent Black Politician, Dies at 89
Albany TU: Pick 2009's top local political stories
Rochester D&C: New York Legislature leaves taxpayers seeking solutions to inaction

NEW JERSEY

North Jersey: Kean-Byrne: Budget cuts and tax breaks

VIRGINIA

News & Advance: Stark differences face state on its finances
AP: Key points of Gov. Tim Kaine's term

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: A chaotic year for California ballot propositions
NYT: Air Quality Guidelines Face Unexpected Critics
LA Times: Readers nominate the best and worst politicians of the year
LA Times: Andr Birotte Jr. nominated to be U.S. attorney
LA Times: Looking back at California, 2009: Bah, humbug!

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: GOP aims to gain Ariz. seats as sentiments shift
AP: Ex-GOP congressman would face well financed McCain

TEXAS

Shreveport Times: Texas man hopes tamale sales will fund campaign

FLORIDA

PBP: Legal woes continue to swirl for former GOP of Fla. finance chair Harry Sargeant
Tampa Tribune: Hillsborough GOP Chair fires back at Greer, Stelling
Miami Herald: Feds probing many ties of banker Allen Stanford and U.S. Congress
St. Pete Times: Document damaging to Sansom

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Decade's top midstate stories

ILLINOIS

AP/Robinson: Burris insists switch on health care not flip flop
Pantagraph: Gubernatorial candidates square off over what to do about colleges
Chicago Tribune: GOP candidates for County Board president are counting on help from Rod Blagojevich trial

MINNESOTA

LA Times: Michele Bachmann is welcome at tea parties

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Jackson: Rendell to be active in campaign for governor

OHIO


Akron BJ: Strickland fumbles, recovers in late '09

MICHIGAN

Hill: Rep. Hoekstra: Airline attack should 'connect the dots' for Obama
WaPo: Michigan sues to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

MISSOURI

KC Star: Tempo picks up in the political tango over Senate seat from Missouri

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Wamp looks to country stars for campaign 'equalizer'

NORTH CAROLINA

Greensboro News: Hagan a freshman no longer
Charlotte Observer: The Source Inside Carolina politics
Winston-Salem Journal: Holliman to face tougher election

SOUTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: S.C. lawmakers split on tax credits for pets
State: S.C. earmark is a California dream

ALABAMA

Montgomery Advertiser: Republicans quickly change views on Griffith

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: Scott Brown on trail without TV reporter wife
AP: Top Massachusetts Stories Of The Decade
AP/Pratt: Church abuse, gay marriage, dominated Mass. news

NEVADA

Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki: Cortez Mastos abuse of power outrageous
AP: NV governor has date in divorce court

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hill: As other Dems balk, Hodes stakes Senate bid on health reform backing

CONNECTICUT

Day: Rowland was the first domino in the state to fall

HAWAII

Hill: Lingering resentment could play into Hawaii congressional race

OREGON

NYDN: Former Knicks center Chris Dudley running for governor of Oregon

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News: Will 2010 be a Happy New Year for Arkansas Republicans?



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December 26, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Insurers Brace for Sweeping Changes to Industry Landscape
WSJ: Both Parties to Highlight Bill in Bid to Win Over 2010 Voters
NYT: Catholic Group Supports Senate on Abortion Aid
NYT: Debate Shows Obama Plays by Washingtons Rules
WSJ: Lofty Tributes, Rumpled Stragglers Mark Dawn Vote
WSJ: A Comparison of Tax Changes in House, Senate Health Bills
WSJ: Firms Warn of Cuts to Benefits
WSJ: When the Changes Could Take Effect
WSJ: Drug Makers Hope to Avoid Bitter Pill in Final Legislation
WSJ: The Senate Postmortem: Every Democrat cast the deciding health-care vote
AP: Senate bill could hurt insurers initially
Politico: Wielding influence in health care fight
CQ Politics: Voters Remain Skeptical About Health Care Bill
Hill: Centrists set strict guidelines for Senate-House healthcare talks
Hill: K Streets healthcare winners and losers
Chicago Sun-Times: Is requiring health insurance even legal?

WSJ: U.S. Move to Cover Fannie, Freddie Losses Stirs Controversy
Politico: Unlimited aid for Freddie, Fannie
WSJ: Six government projects to foster a lasting economic recovery

Hill: Senate clears two EPA officials after GOP members drop holds

NYT: Deciding Terror Trials Venue Is a Complex Case
WaPo: A day after Yemen assault, no word on fate of cleric tied to Fort Hood suspect

NYT: Recession Slows Population Rise Across Sun Belt
Polidata: Mid-Recession Migration: Apportionment in 2010 (.pdf)
Election Data Services: New Population Estimates Point to Major Changes for 2010 (.pdf)

Ross Douthat: The Obama Way
David Horowitz: What My Daughter Taught Me About Compassion
David Broder: Democrats should heed Daley's steer-to-the-center advice
Pat Buchanan: Of Christmas, War and Peace

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Obama nominates Hartunian for U.S. Attorney for NDNY
NYT: For First Time, Minority Vote Was a Majority
NYDN: Jurors from Bruno corruption trial say he does not belong in jail
NYDN: Bloomberg downplays rift with Paterson over federal funding for NY in health care bill
Alan S. Chartock: My predictions

NEW JERSEY

Daily Journal: New hope for GOP in 2010
APP: Runyan's House race roils GOP

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Senator Warner grapples with freshman status
Daily Press: Taxes and truth on the campaign trail

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: L.A. attorney confirmed for federal judgeship
SacBee: Agencies disagree on California population
SacBee: California's new laws
SacBee: Short on money, California keeps list of new laws shorter, too
Thomas Elias: `Geek Squad' owns run for governor

ARIZONA

Hill: McCain lobbied to mediate high-profile boxing dispute

TEXAS

Lubbock AJ: District 83 race shaping up as the one to watch in 2010

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Grayson is making a mockery of his office and letting down constituents
St. Pete Times: Florida politics had lots of no-brainers in 2009

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Ga. senators pledge to keep fighting health-care overhaul

ILLINOIS

AP: Blago, Obama voted top Illinois stories of 2009

MINNESOTA

AP/Bakst: Minnesota gubernatorial campaign to burst out of gates quickly
Star Tribune: Who will speak for the middle?
Pioneer Press: Vote 2010 / Kline's hopes high for GOP in 2010
Star Tribune: Kline envisions big House wins for Republicans in 2010

PENNSYLVANIA

PennLive: Pennsylvania lawmakers mull re-appropriating General Assembly surplus money

OHIO


Columbus Disp: In redistricting after 2010 census, Ohio could be only state to lose 2 seats

MICHIGAN

WSJ: In redistricting after 2010 census, Ohio could be only state to lose 2 seats

MISSOURI

KC Star: The toughest Mo-Kan race to handicap? Carnahan-Blunt

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: Edwards lies low, helps build houses

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: Sanford scandal could bring about changes
AHN: South Carolina Lt. Gov tied in poll; Gets Endorsement from Huckabee

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Seeking a Challenger to Griffith

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December 25, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Senate Passes Sweeping Health-Care Bill
NYT: Senate Passes Health Care Overhaul on Party-Line Vote
WaPo: Senate passes health-care bill, now must reconcile it with House
Wash Times: 'Historic' health care bill passes Senate
Boston Globe: Tenuous support may unravel as compromise is negotiated
NYT: As Health Bill Advances, Few Changes Seen for Millions
NYT: For Reid, a Hard Climb to the Pinnacle
NYT: A Morning of Democratic Glee and Republican Glumness
NYT: Bunning Benches Self on Health Care Votes
Politico: Parties risk it all on health care reform
NPR: State Attorneys General Question Health Care Bill
Politico: GOP AGs may sue over health bill
CQ Politics: Health Care Ads Roll Through The Holidays
Hill: Special interests offer mixed reactions to Senate healthcare vote
Paul Krugman: Tidings of Comfort

WSJ: Congress Raises Debt Ceiling to Allow Borrowing Through February
NYT: Senate Passes an Increase in Debt Limit
AP/Kellman: Senate OKs rise in debt limit to $12.4 trillion
Politico: Senate lifts debt ceiling by $290B

WSJ: U.S. Uncaps Support for Fannie, Freddie
WaPo: U.S. promises unlimited financial assistance to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
LA Times: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac CEOs could each earn $6 million a year

Hill: Senate confirms FERC member
WSJ: Treasury Nominees Left Waiting

Hill: White House will 'take a look at' more federal aid to ailing states

WaPo: Senate banking committee leaders close to a deal on financial regulatory reform

Peggy Noonan: 'He Just Does What He Thinks Is Right'
Charles Krauthammer: 2009: The year of living fecklessly

Politico: Reapportionment winners and losers

NEW YORK

Buffalo News: Hochul gains U.S. attorney nomination
NYT: Governors Friends Shun David, Preferring Image More Like Goliath
NYT: Fewer Leave the State, Pushing Up Population

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Looming unemployment-tax hike divides N.J. officials

CALIFORNIA

Bloomberg: Schwarzenegger Seeks Obamas Help for Deficit Relief

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Hayworth would find formidable foe in McCain

TEXAS

Courier: Brady, Cornyn vow health bill fight

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Nelson says health bill not perfect but has good elements

GEORGIA

AJC: Campbell prosecutor Yates is nominated for U.S. Attorney

ILLINOIS

AP/O'Connor: Ill. Senate hopefuls bite bullet on gun control

MINNESOTA

AP: Klobuchar finds a lot to like in health reform bill

PENNSYLVANIA

Bucks County CT: Race for governor yet to catch fire
Abington Journal: Carney declines GOP invite to switch parties

OHIO


AP: Ohio is at risk of losing 2 members of Congress

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Cox, critics ready to challenge Nebraska's perk
Detroit FP: Cox blasts Nebraska provision in health care legislation

MISSOURI

Joplin Globe: Missouri: State may have enough people to keep nine House seats

TENNESSEE

WSMV: Corker, Alexander Slam Health Care Bill
Tennessean: McDonald still considering Congressional run

NORTH CAROLINA

Citizen-Times: Hagan, Burr explain their health care votes
Sun Journal: Hagan should play Hamlet

SOUTH CAROLINA

WRDV: Huckabee endorses Bauer in GOP bid for SC gov

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: Health care: Thats Scott Browns ticket
Boston Globe: Coakley rejects one-on-one debate with Brown
Boston Globe: Kirk advances Kennedys mission

NEVADA

LVTSG: Nevada Republican Party Supports Senator Ensign and His Constitutionality Challenge

Reno GJ: Nevada first lady says governor used her for politics, then tossed her aside
Las Vegas RJ: Gibbons' divorce to become a spectacle



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December 24, 2009



NATIONAL

Hill: Senate bill poised for Christmas Eve passage with 60-39 cloture vote
Hill: Final Senate healthcare vote bumped up to 7 a.m. on Thursday to ease travel
WSJ: Obama in Late Push on Health
Hill: Obama seeks to close the deal on healthcare reform in new year
NYT: In Senate Vote on Health Care Overhaul, New Partisan Vitriol
NYT: Despite Fragile Health, Byrd Is Present for Votes
NYT: Senate Clears Final Hurdle to Vote on Health Care Bill
WaPo: Senate and House in search of health-care compromise
NYT: An Odd Couple Takes Aim at Rahm Emanuel
Star Tribune: Thursday's vote isn't end to health care debate
Politico: Sunrise vote opens next health phase
Politico: Obama plans for health care delay, new jobs bill
WSJ: What Doctors and Patients Have to Lose Under ObamaCare
Wash Times: Long history of vote-trading on Capitol Hill
AP/Werner: Abortion funding still hurdle to health bill
St. Pete Times: Health care bill contains a special deal for Nebraska
Politico: Schumer goes hunting, bags Nelson
LA Times: Price of Ben Nelson's vote: City guy Chuck Schumer hunts
Dallas MN: How will Senate vote affect health premiums?
Karl Rove: The Real Price of the Senate Health Bill
Ann Coulter: In Other Words...
David Broder: A health-care victory that stinks

WSJ: Senate Agrees to Vote on Proposal to Halt EPA's CO2 Action
NYT: Loan Program May Stir Nuclear Industry
NYT: Chilly Climate for Oil Refiners
Quinnipiac: U.S. Voters Believe In Global Warming, Mixed On Treaty: Poll
Hill: Polls clash over public support for making emissions reductions

NYT: Banks Bundled Bad Debt, Bet Against It and Won

WSJ: Bipartisan Duo Moves Ahead on Finance Bill
AP: Senators Settle a Wall St. Impasse

AP/Margasak: Closure of Gitmo prison postponed

NYT: At Fort Hood, Reaching Out to Soldiers at Risk

WSJ: Cybersecurity Chief to Fill a Post Filled With Challenges

NYT: Effort Begun to End Voting for Judges

NYT: Report Uncovers No Voting Fraud by Acorn

WSJ: There Are Tea Parties and Tea Parties, and Here the Twain Meet, Uneasily

Dick Morris: Griffith's party switch illustrates the death of moderate Democrats

AP/D'Oro: Levi Johnston's mother serving home confinement

Politico: McCain, GOP secretly courting another Dem to switch

CQ Politics: Passing the Campaign Collection Plate

CQ Politics: Shuster, Cantor and McKeon Give to Romney PAC

Hill: Cornyn: Conservatives 'have to yield' to reality in upcoming Senate races
Jed Babbin: Recess Leadership

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Skelos to Dems: Sue over health deal
NYDN: Rangel tells New York not to fear health care reform - he'll safeguard state
Politico: Peter King says it's unlikely he'll run for Senate
Poughkeepsie Journal: Giuliani widens an open field
NYT: Editorial: The Temptations of $126 Billion
Albany TU: State budget chaos years in the making
NYDN: Lt. Gov. Ravitch to think-tank critics: 'Say your piece or shut up'
Bloomberg: New York Would Lose House Seats, Census Analyses Show

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. could lose congressional slot, population data show
AP: Gov.-elect Christie to review N.J. pension laws after critical state report

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Look to Virginia for rising political stars
Wash Times: Kaine defends urging tax hike in final budget

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Governor's deficit cure: Layoffs, furlough extensions, program cuts
NYT: Schwarzenegger Presses U.S. for More Aid for Needy California

George Skelton: Stanford football hero warms up for a statewide run

SacBee: Boxer, Feinstein take heat on health care bill's abortion language

TEXAS

Dallas MN: In health care debate, Hutchison's bark comes with little bite
Dallas MN: Rick Perry still hates the congressional health care bill
Star-Telegram: GOP may sue over health care bill's 'Nebraska compromise'
AP/Root: Texas attorney general, others challenge tax breaks given to Nebraska

FLORIDA

Examiner: Civil War within Florida GOP
St. Pete Times: Other states helped by Nelson's health care add-on

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia's GOP governor, senators want health care deal investigation
AP/Bluestein: Ex-President Carter offers apology to Jews

ILLINOIS

SJ-R: Hoffman, Giannoulias duel over Bright Start accord

WISCONSIN

WaPo: Black men hit hard by unemployment in Milwaukee

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota seat in Congress at stake in census
Politico: Anti-socialist Bachmann got $250K in federal farm subsidies

PENNSYLVANIA

WaPo: Pennsylvania House Democrat resists party-switching entreaties
Danville News: Republicans court Carney
Times-Tribune: McCain called Carney, asked him to switch parties

Repub-Herald: Harrisburg Republican seeking Congressional nomination targets Holden

OHIO


Cleveland PD: New census estimates indicate Ohio could lose two congressional seats

MICHIGAN

Lansing SJ: Michigan may lose one seat in U.S. House
Detroit FP: City must repay Free Press for legal fees, judge rules

MISSOURI

KRCG: Gov. Nixon looks back at his first year as governor

NEBRASKA

Politico: Nebraska governor to Ben Nelson: Keep the money

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Insurers will still take hit, even without public option

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Perdue wants North Carolina to friend you

SOUTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: South Carolina attorney general leads legal attack on health bill
McClatchy: S.C. senators applaud McMaster's move
Time: Lindsey Graham: New GOP Maverick in the Senate
State: S.C. on track for 7th seat in Congress

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Griffith Press Secretary Resigns in Wake of Party Switch

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Brown presses Coakley for one-on-one debate
CQ Politics: Mass. Sen.: Coakley Agrees to Three More Debates

WSJ: State Senator Under House Arrest After Alcohol Test
Boston Globe: Galluccio cant leave home until Jan. 4

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: McKenna rips health care bill's special deal for Nebraska





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December 23, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Businesses Brace for Health Bill's Costs
NYT: Parties Stay United as Health Bill Clears Steps in Senate
NYT: Last Call on Reforming Health Reform Bill
NYT: Drug Industry Girds for Rise in Its Share of Overhaul
NYT: Senate Agrees to Morning Vote on Dec. 24
Hill: Final Senate healthcare reform vote is set for 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve
Hill: Senate leaders will return next week to plot health conference
Hill: Sarah Palin: 'Death panels' may be in final healthcare reform bill
Hill: Stupak: House abortion-rights foes may oppose Senate healthcare bill
WSJ: Cosmetic Surgeons Get Reid to Tax Tanning Salons Instead
WSJ: The Price of History: Harry Reid delivers a bundle of special-interest favors
Wash Times: Health bill faces constitutional challenge
NYT: 7-State Backlash for Nelsons Nebraska Deal
Human Events: Obamacare Bankrupting States
John Fund: Porked Up and Loving It
Richard Epstein: Harry Reid Turns Insurance Into a Public Utility
Michael Gerson: For Sale: One senator (D-Neb.) No principles, low price.
Dana Milbank: Punch-drunk legislating in the Senate
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Be Polite or Non-Ideological: Fight This Un-American Legislation!

WSJ: Mojave Protection Bill Would Put Prime Solar-Power Sites Off Limits

Politico: GOP cuts deal on vote to raise debt
Hill: Senate Republicans agree to short-term debt-ceiling vote before recess

NYT: Plan to Move Guantnamo Detainees Faces a New Delay

WaPo: Obama asks community banks to free up business lending
WSJ: Community Bankers Meet With Obama as Regulation Fight Heats Up
WSJ: One Cheer for Barney Frank: The credit raters lose their oligopoly
WaPo: AIG executives' promises to return bonuses have gone largely unfulfilled
WaPo: November existing-home sales surge
WaPo: Obama lists financial rescue as 'most important thing' of his first year

WSJ: Defense Bill Earmarks Total $4 Billion

WSJ: Senate to Act on Tax-Extenders Package
CQ Politics: Senate Finance Leaders Vow Early Action on Tax Extenders
Hill: Baucus, Grassley pledge doesn't include estate tax extension

AP/Johnson: Teresa Heinz says she's fighting breast cancer

Wash Times: Lobbyist's kin unlikely campaign contributors: 'straw donor' probe

WaPo: Friends, foes frown on Steele's paid speeches

NY Post: Obama gets lowest approval rating since taking office

NEW YORK



NYDN: Sen. Chuck Schumer mum on Senate health care bill that could bring cuts to New York
NY Post: Gilly's 2nd opinion: Defends health bill against gov and Bloomberg

WSJ: Giuliani Says He's Not Running for N.Y. Senate or Governor
NYDN: Giuliani shuffles off political stage, citing Rio Olympics business as the main reason
NYT: Giuliani Says Farewell, for Now, to Politics
Politico: Rudy Giuliani exits national stage
Albany TU: Giuliani will sit out 2010 races
NYT: New York G.O.P. Lacks Big Name for 2010 Slate
Buffalo News: Giuliani rules out run, backs Lazio

Albany TU: Giuliani endorses Lazio

NYDN: Maziarz Still In Play For Senate Dems

NYT: When Party Lines Divide Newcomer and Native

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Corzine, Christie unveil plans to slash N.J. budget deficit
Star-Ledger: Gov.-elect Chris Christie compiles plans to slash N.J. spending up to 25%
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine announces $839M in cuts to help close N.J. budget gap

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell names three more Cabinet secretaries

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger to seek federal help for California budget
SacBee: Schwarzenneger turns to Congress for health care relief

TEXAS

CQ Politics: McDonald Drops Bid Against McCaul
Politico: House Dems lose top recruit in Texas

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Diaz-Balarts withdraw endorsement of Gov. Crist for U.S. Senate
St. Pete Times: Diaz-Balart brothers rescind endorsement of Crist in Senate race
Tampa Tribune: Signs of trouble loom for Crist
Hill: Diaz-Balarts withdraw support for Crist in Florida Senate race

GEORGIA

AJC: Handel quits as Secretary of State, says shes all in for governors race
AP/McCaffrey: Secretary of State Handel leaving office to run for governor

Forsyth News: Local lawmakers hail new House speaker
AJC: New House speaker seen as steady hand

ILLINOIS

Chicago Trib: Feds confirm IL prison could hold USS Cole bombing suspects, 9/11 plotters
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich brother wants some taped calls blocked

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Behn out of GOP governor race, backs Branstad

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Poll: Bachmann Leads Democratic Contenders
Politico: Poll: Bachmann "in a solid position politically"

PENNSYLVANIA

Wash Times: Primary foe has yuletide jeer for Specter
Times Leader: Carney to get GOP challenger
AP/Scolforo: Transcripts say Pa. House leader led campaign work

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Strickland signs bill to fill gap in budget
AP/Majors: Ohio tax cut delay means less cash for taxpayers

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Carp hold edge over Mr. Cox
Detroit News: Gov. Granholm stays positive for 2010

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Blunt sees silver lining in poll that gives slight edge to rival
KMBC: GOP Robo Calls Target Skelton

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Rating Change Signifies Challenge to Tenn.s Davis

NORTH CAROLINA

News&Observer: Burr parties with energy and purpose
Charlotte Observer: Hagan defends health bill tradeoffs

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: Andre Bauer wins Mike Huckabee's endorsement for governor
State: McMaster, 7 others to probe health care bill
Greenville News: State's top political leaders wage war over health care bill

ALABAMA



WSJ: Alabama Democrat, Vexed by Party's Agenda, Jumps to GOP
WSJ: A Democrat Defects
Wash Times: Democratic congressman defects to GOP
Politico: Parker Griffith's departure forewarns Dems
Politico: House Democrat blames Pelosi, leaders for switch
Politico: Republicans embrace Griffith
CQ Politics: Republican Candidates Won't Make Way for Griffith
Hill: Some Republicans knew of Griffith's decision 'weeks ago'
Rush Limbaugh: A Blue Dog Switches Parties? So What? Democrats Don't Care

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Senate rivals collide over world issues

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Dodd's Own Poll Still Shows Him Trailing Republicans

DELAWARE

Reuters: Moderate Republican seeks Biden's old US Senate seat

NEVADA

Reno GJ: Gibbons lawyer: NV first lady will use divorce trial to torpedo governor's re-election









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December 22, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Senate Democrats Clear Health Hurdle
Politico: Senate advances landmark health bill
NY Post: GOP blasts 'kickback' health fix
LA Times: Editorial: What's the deal on healthcare? Favors and exceptions
WaPo: Health-care vote means senators will spend Christmas Eve at the Capitol
Hill: Senate still on track for final Christmas Eve vote on healthcare
WaPo: Senators ready to cast second of three votes on health-care bill
WaPo: Both sides question health bill's abortion compromise
Hill: Pro-Choice Caucus meeting with lawyers and insurers on Senate healthcare bill
Wash Times: Democrats' health care reform hopes soar: Reid scorns 'vote-buying' claim
WSJ: Tax Exemption in Compromise a Bright Spot for Insurers
NYT: Democrats Face Challenge in Merging Health Bills
Politico: Health plans on collision course
Hill: AMA endorses Senate healthcare reform bill
Hill: Lawyer files lawsuit against Obama administration for health deal records
NYT: Watergates Role in the Health Overhaul
WSJ: Big Government Backlash
Politico: Public option tensions linger
Politico: Dem senators to get good polling news
WSJ: ObamaCare's Longshoremen Rules: Cost-control & taxes for some, but not for others
James Taranto: A year into the Obama era, the left claims triumph
Dana Milbank: On health-care bill, Democratic senators are in states of denial
Rush Limbaugh: Nelson Sets Up for Reconciliation; Pelosi Will Ram Through This Bill

Wash Times: Climate change bill tough sell
WSJ: Time for a Climate Change Plan B
Politico: GOP warns of harsh climate on energy bill
AP: China blasts claim it 'hijacked' climate talks
WaPo: Still unresolved, Tennessee coal-ash spill only one EPA hurdle
George Will: Obama's dubious 'wins' in Copenhagen and Congress

LA Times: More prime mortgages default in 3rd quarter
WaPo: States' jobless funds are being drained in recession
Hill: Obama, small banks to discuss lending
Detroit FP: University of Michigan researchers say politics guided bank bailout allocations

Wash Times: Lawmakers' OK of defense bill comes at a price

NYT: Immigration Enforcement Fuels Spike in U.S. Cases
NYT: Arizona Prisons Plan to Transfer Illegal Immigrants to Federal Custody

NYT: In Supreme Court Clerks Careers, Signs of Polarization

WSJ: Cyber Chief Selected by Obama
WaPo: Obama to name Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity coordinator
NYT: Obama to Name Chief of Cybersecurity

Politico: President Obama tightens reins on contractors

WSJ: States should be able to directly propose constitutional amendments

Wash Times: Ex-RNC chiefs rip Steele speaking fees

Wash Times: GOP seeking House gains in 2010
NYT: G.O.P. Takes Aim at Democrats in 2010
Rush Limbaugh: Ideas Will Matter Most in 2010
ABC: 10 Races to Watch in 2010
Time: Obama's Falling Poll Ratings: Why He Has To Worry

Hill: Sen. DeMint battling NRSC chair Cornyn over conservative primary candidates

Pat Buchanan: Tea Party is America's Party

Human Events: Palin Praises Obama's Nobel Prize Speech

NEW YORK



NYT: Giuliani Decides Against a Run for the Senate
NYDN: Giuliani expected to announce Tuesday he will not run for U.S. Senate
NY Post: Rudy Giuliani won't seek Senate seat next year

Buffalo News: In blow to Collins, Giuliani to endorse Lazio for governor
AP/Gormley: AP source: Giuliani supports Lazio for NY governor
WKTV: Oneida County Executive and Republican Chair endorse Rick Lazio

NYDN: Paterson, Bloomberg & other NY pols: Health care bill is prescription for disaster
NYDN: Gov. David Paterson: Health care reform bill punishes New York
NYDN: Health care reform bill: Numbers for New York State are sickening
NY Post: Albany spending through the roof: $48.7M skylights amid cri$is

Albany TU: It's federal prison for Spargo: Former State Supr Ct Justice sentenced to 27 mo.

NEW JERSEY



AP: N.J. Gov.-elect Chris Christie looks to cut salaries at boards, authorities
Star-Ledger: N.J. Senate President Codey blocks nomination of multiple public job holder

Cherry Hill CP: Runyan bid fails to unify, rally GOP
Daily Philadelphian: Chargers Jon Runyan faces roadblock to Congress
PoliticsNJ: Hill stays positive as he explores House bid vs. Adler

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. Republicans aim to take 4 Democrats' congressional seats

CALIFORNIA


Fres Bee: Whitman ranks 8th on Harvard Business Review list of 200 best-performing CEOs
MercNews: Tough economy, potential big-buck rival make for challenge for Dems in 2010
SF Chronicle: Court accuses state lawyers of lying

TEXAS



Austin AS: Protesters gather at Hutchison's Austin office
Dallas MN: Tea Party groups protest Hutchison's moves on health care bill
NPR: Hutchison v. Perry: Big Drama, And History Too?
Dallas MN: Perry's health care focus is on wellness, lawsuit limits

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: In Rubio-Crist battle, GOP allies becomes foes
TPM: Florida GOP Chairman, Crist Ally, Fighting Calls For Resignation
Palm Beach Post: Greer accuses dissidents of treason, slander and libel
Orlando Sentinel: Greer refuses to resign, purges the party purge chairman
Buzz: More from the anti-Jim Greer revolutionary front

Herald Tribune: What Crist won't forget: your name

Miami Herald: Senate candidates unified on Cuba

GEORGIA

AJC: Republicans back Ralston for speaker

ILLINOIS

Rasmussen: 2010 Illinois Governor: Ryan Leads Quinn, Close to Hynes

INDIANA

Louisville CJ: Hill dispels rumors that he's retiring

MINNESOTA

Politico: Where Pawlenty draws the line on gay rights
Rep. Laura Brod: Let's find common ground on 'value'

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Pfeifer Declines Carney Challenge, Leaves Field Wide Open

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Kasich blasts Strickland after budget deal reached
Dayton Daily News: Partisan rancor Strickland's biggest year-end disappointment
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland blasts Republican legislators
AP/Majors: Ohio governor says he regrets slot machine plan

MICHIGAN



Detroit FP: Cox suit aims to shut waterways
Detroit News: Groups laud Cox in carp fight
Detroit News: Lansing Mayor Bernero explores Michigan governor bid

TENNESSEE

CBS: Bob Corker: Health Care Bill Process Lacks Integrity
Hill: Sen. Corker says Republicans may shift strategy on healthcare reform legislation

NORTH CAROLINA

News&Observer: It'll take $8.5 million, Senate hopeful says
StarNews: What did Senator Hagan get for North Carolina?

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Huckabee endorses Bauer for governor

Greenville News: Graham: Health bill will be damaging

Politico: Spratt running for re-election

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Video: A Conversation With Martha Roby, Candidate for Alabama's 2nd District

MASSACHUSETTS



Boston Globe: Senate hopefuls fire away in debate
Boston Herald: Martha Coakley, Scott Brown sound off

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: House GOP Leader Lawrence Cafero Says He Won't Run For Governor

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: Shaheen hit for backroom health-care deal

NEVADA

Politico: Tarkanian's baby sports anti-Reid bib

NEBRASKA

Wes Pruden: How to lose friends for little gain: Ben Nelson

NORTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: 2010 North Dakota Senate: Hoeven 58%, Dorgan 36%

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Another Republican files for Bunning seat









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