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February 28, 2009



CQ Politics: GOP Leaders Outline Strategy for Opposing Obamas Budget
Politico: GOP wants Obama to veto omnibus
Reuters: Republicans set course in Congress budget battle
Politico: Boehner: 'Spending barrage' starting

WaPo: Economy Shrinks At Staggering Rate
WSJ: Worst Month Since 1933
WaPo: Dow Hits 12-Year Low; Bank Stocks Pounded
NYT: Sharper Downturn Clouds Obama Spending Plans
NYT: G.D.P. Revision Suggests a Long, Steep Downfall
NYT: Braced for a Higher Tax Bill, Some May Dodge the Bullet
NYT: Democrats Line Up Behind Obamas Ambitious Budget
WSJ: Budget Burden Falls to Congress
WSJ: The Democratic Party Could Face an Internal Civil War
WaPo: As Task Force Debuts, Some Ask: Who Is Middle Class?
Politico: Budget winners and losers
Politico: McCain's top 10 'porkiest projects'
CQ Politics: Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Budget and the Campaign Promises

NYT: F.D.I.C. Raises Fees to Replenish Bank Fund
NYT: U.S. Agrees to Raise Its Stake in Citigroup
WaPo: Private Investment Required In U.S. Deal With Citigroup
NYDN: Government now owns over a third of Citigroup, says struggling bank

Lawrence Kudlow: Obama Declares War on Investors, Entrepreneurs, Businesses, And More
Matt Kinnaman: The Road to Serfdom, revisited

WSJ: States, Cities in Tug-of-War Over Stimulus Funds
WSJ: Why I'm Not Lining Up for Stimulus Handouts

WSJ: Leibowitz Tapped as FTC Chairman

SF Chronicle: U.S. to yield marijuana jurisdiction to states

Hill: White House: HHS nomination 'possible' next week
AP/Hanna: Pro-lifers vow to oppose Sebelius

NYT: Obama Set to Undo Conscience Rule for Health Workers
WaPo: Obama Administration to Reverse Bush Rule on 'Conscience' Regulation
Washington Times: Obama may overturn abortion rule
American Thinker: Obama may throw over 'conscience rule'

James Taranto: It's a Mad World: But we elected Obama! Why do they still hate us?

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

LA Times: Dobson to leave Focus helm
AP/Gorski: Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family
WaPo: Will Dobson's Resignation Re-Focus Christian Right?


Politico: Romney: Bush blew it on stimulus

Hill: Cornyn thinks 2010 could be good GOP year
Politico: Cornyn looking to moderate recruits
CQ Politics: Now That GOP’s Down, Cornyn Sees Party Moving Up
CQ Politics: Transcript: Sen. Cornyn Speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference
Austin AS: Cornyn serves up red meat to conservative crowd

Fox: Conservatives Seek Next Ronald Reagan
NYT: The Ghost of John McCain at CPAC
Human Events: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's Remarks to CPAC
American Thinker: Conservatism Speaks at CPAC
American Spectator: The CPAC Idea-Shortage


Politico: RNC finance director quits
US News: How Michael Steele Plans to Shake Up the Republican Party
Politics in Color: GOP Chair Michael Steele Announces New Director of Coalitions

Politico: Newt calls out Holder on race
NYT: The Return of Newt Gingrich
CBS: Gingrich Sees Opportunity To Redefine GOP As "Loyal Opposition"
Boston Globe: Gingrich: Support Democratic primary challengers in 2010
NPR: Newt Always Seems Happier In The Opposition
CQ Politics: For Gingrich, Star Treatment at CPAC

CBS: Ron Paul "Probably" Won't Make Another White House Bid


AHN: Poll: Republican Jim Tedisco Leads In Race For Gillibrand's House Seat
Village Voice: Tedisco Leads Murphy in NY-20; Gillibrand Effect to Be Seen
Poughkeepsie Journal: Is New York's 20th the Republicans' Alamo?

NYT: Morgenthau, Prosecutor for 5 Decades, Rests Case
NYT: A Crusader, and a Keeper of Secrets
NYT: Contenders Jockey for Position in a Quick Race
NY Post: The prosecution rests for Morgy
NY Post: Power, privilege & public service
NY Post: Wannabes rush to throw hats in ring

NY Post: Gov's living a bit larger
NYDN: Paterson spends thousands of taxpayer dollars on Executive Mansion furnishings

Hill: Revival of gun debate puts Gillibrand in tough spot

NYDN: Sheldon Silver $2 bridge toll plan concerns Senate Democrats

WSYR: Sen. John DeFrancisco not running for Syracuse mayor


Star Tribune: Senate recount trial: Witness swept into the vortex
Pioneer Press: MN's U.S. Senate recount trial after five weeks: Round and round they go
AP/Bakst: Coleman faces setback in Minn. Senate trial
Pioneer Press: Should some votes be uncounted in the Senate race?
Politico: Cornyn's optimism


LA Times: State jobless rate hits 26-year high
AP/Young: Schwarzenegger declares Calif. drought emergency
LA Times: California paid for top officials' free rides
SacBee: McClintock rips on 'Schwarzenegger's crusade'
SacBee: DeVore drills way toward U.S. Senate bid
LA Times: Former assemblywoman lands new post


State: Voter ID wins approval: House Democrats walk out in protest


Dallas MN: Democrats could have a serious gubernatorial candidate
Austin AS: Fort Worth lawyer, longtime Bush hand, might be first serious Democrat
Star Tel: Signs point to Democrat Tom Schieffer announcing bid for Texas governor Monday
Dallas MN: Governor wannabe Schieffer was Bush's detail guy on the Texas Rangers deal

CQ Politics: Hutchison Would Be Stronger GOP Gov Candidate Than Perry in Texas

Dallas MN: House Speaker Straus hopeful on downtown Dallas law school


FloridaToday: Nelson wants federal aid for Fla. in event of natural catastrophe
Tallahassee Democrat: Budget shadow looms over Florida Capitol as session convenes
Herald Tribune: Galvano is positioned to play key role in legislative session
Miami Herald: Former U.S. attorney Kendall Coffey on panel to pick federal judges


Macon Telegraph: Georgia lawmakers divided on Obamas proposed budget


Galesburg: Bill Brady making four stops to announce run for governor
Effingham Daily News: Two possible GOP gubernatorial candidates speak
MyStateline: Bill Brady to Launch Governor's Bid Monday

AP/Wills: After turmoil, new Ill. gov. stresses diplomacy
Chicago Sun-Times: Burris takes issue with Madigan's legal opinion
Daily Herald: GOP leaders give Lauzen elections plan a cold shoulder


Politico: Biden, Rendell tease Pa. GOP-er Specter


Columbus Dispatch: State Rep. Yates to run for Voinovich's Senate seat
WKYC: Democratic state lawmaker to run for US Senate


AP: Anuzis joins group opposed to union legislation


WaPo: Va. House and Senate Negotiators Reach Agreement on Budget Differences


KC Star: Push for coal plants picks up momentum, but is it enough to pass?


Fox: Vicki Kennedy Wouldn't Be First Pol's Spouse to Inherit a Seat


AP: Alaska Governor Palin tax problems not solved by reimbursements for children's travel


Louisville Courier-Journal: Bunning denies he may resign to punish GOP foes
McClatchy: Bunning denies reports he's considering resigning Senate seat
WBKO: Rand Paul Discusses Possible Senate Run
Hill: Sen. Bunning reportedly suggests stepping down
Politico: Bunning denies resignation scheme
Politico: Another Bunning blockbuster


Hill: Sen. Gregg blasts 'incomplete' AP article
AP: Gregg Aided Former Base as He Invested There


Bayou Buzz: Draft Cooksey Campaign To Replace Louisiana David Vitter
Hill: Louisiana heats up with potential Vitter challenger


February 27, 2009



WaPo: In $3.6 Trillion Budget, Obama Signals Broad Shift in Priorities
WSJ: Blueprint Finds Support, Unease on Capitol Hill
NYT: Obama Plans Major Shifts in Spending
NYT: In Budget Choices, a Test of Obamas Political Skills
NYT: Examine the Budget Document Yourself
NYT: A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas
WSJ: President Takes Aim at Foreign Profits
WaPo: Investors Bristle at Obama Budget
WaPo: White House Plan Would End Subsidies to Student Lenders
Washington Times: Charity tax limits upset many
WaPo: Tax Increase: Residents Around $250,000 Mark Disagree on Fairness, Effect
Washington Times: America's $3 trillion IOU
Politico: Class warfare returns to Washington
Reuters: Top Republicans rip into Obama budget plan
CQ Politics: Health Care, Taxes Will Test Obama Budget Plan
WaPo: In Budget, Signal of a Bigger Bailout
WSJ: Obama Budget Plan Boosts Resources to Combat Mortgage Fraud
WSJ: The Obama Revolution: Paid for by the people
WaPo: Ambitious Blueprint a Big Risk The President Is Willing to Take
NYT: Editorial: President Obamas Budget: Some Honesty About Taxes Finally
Paul Krugman: Climate of Change
Steven Pearlstein: A Budget Process Hijacked by Selfish Interests

Charles Krauthammer: The Obamaist Manifesto
Peggy Noonan: Obama Dons the Presidential Cloak
Rush Limbaugh: It Will Take Steel Onions to Slow Obama's Radical Authoritarianism

George Will: Climate Science in A Tornado
WSJ: An Inconvenient Tax: Cap and trade yields 'climate revenues.' But don't call it a t--.
Rush Limbaugh: Obama to Tax the Air You Exhale
American Thinker: Carbon Regulation: One Scientist's Unscientific Dream?

NYT: U.S. Is Said to Agree to Raise Stake in Citigroup
WaPo: U.S. Plans Bigger Stake in Citigroup: Stock Deal Wouldn't Require New Money
WaPo: Fannie's Red Ink Prompts U.S. Aid
WSJ: How Nationalization Found a Way Into My Vegetable Soup

WSJ: U.S. Stimulus Funds Begin to Flow at Different Speeds

Washington Times: Senate votes to give D.C. full House vote

WSJ: House 'Cram Down' Vote Delayed
NYT: OpEd: Dont Let Judges Fix Loans

LA Times: Senate to investigate CIA's actions under Bush

BG: Vacancies abound in crucial US posts: Obama vetting policy slows appointments

JTaranto: The High Cost of Dying: And the civil-libertarian case for capital punishment

Rush Limbaugh: Dick Durbin Introduces Backdoor Attempt at the Fairness Doctrine
Hill: Conservatives ask: Is Durbin going after Limbaugh?

Politico: Pence: GOP won stimulus argument

Politico: Plumber is king for a day at CPAC
CQ Politics: Conservatives Aim the Blame for Election Losses
Human Events: Chairman Price Offers Conservative Response
Rep. Tom Price: CPAC 2009: 'Conservatism Is Far From Dead'
Human Events: Rep. Mike Pence's Speech to CPAC

CNN: Steele to CPAC: The Republican party is just fine

CQ Politics: Governor races in 2009 and 2010

KC Star: Bobby Jindal was set up
NYDN: Jindal, rising GOP star and potential 2012 candidate, panned over Obama rebuttal


Albany TU: Gillibrand casts first gun rights vote in Senate

Albany TU: GOP's Tedisco leads race to replace Gillibrand, but Democrat Murphy gaining
Albany TU: Tediscos campaign pleased with Siena numbers
Albany TU: Murphys campaign also pleased with Siena numbers

Albany TU: Paterson fills key jobs in staff shakeup


Pioneer Press: Some rejected absentee ballots in U.S. Senate race to get a second look
Star Tribune: Senate recount trial: Ballot ruling buoys Coleman
Pioneer Press: In Senate trial, fishy-looking ballots may have innocent explanation

Star Tribune: Seven RNC lawsuits filed against police


SF Chronicle: Governor opens campaign to pass ballot measures
AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger starts campaign for ballot measures
SacBee: Judge rules state workers' pay can be cut to fed minimum wage when budget is late
SacBee: Solis approval touches off political duel


Dallas MN: Rick Perry's camp digs for dirt on Kay Bailey Hutchison at Dallas City Hall
Austin AS: Poll: Possible Democratic gubernatorial hopeful not well known

Star Telegram: The Texas House speaker's good news is his name
AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature


Miami Herald: $5,000 in donations to Charlie Crist called illegal by feds
Politico: Martinez may back Dem housing plan
TampaBay: Tampa attorney tapped to chair state Judicial Nominating Commission
Orlando Sentinel: FHP plane, SUVs add to Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp's travel bill


Atlanta JC: 19 state lawmakers failed to pay taxes, report says
Atlanta JC: Senate votes to cap property assessment


CQ Politics: As Burris Stays Put, Republicans Call for a Special Election to Replace Him
Fox: More Ammo for Critics of Senator Roland Burris
AP: Legislature considering taking away free rides


Lehigh Valley: Arlen Specter pushing for stem cell research


Cleveland PD: Strickland takes a power trip
Cleveland PD: Ohio House Republicans want to delay action on 3C Corridor rail plan


Detroit News: Conyers weighs write-in run for mayor


Virginian-Pilot: Mims confirmed to fill McDonnell's term as attorney general
Legal News Line: Mims tapped as Virginia's new AG


Nashville Scene: Caucus Chair Mike Turner Refuses to Defend Gary Odom


Hill: McCain to fundraise for key 2008 supporter


AP/Alford: Another Republican considering Senate run
AP: Another Republican considering Senate run against Bunning


Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP candidate Christie launches attack on Corzine


February 26, 2009



NYDN: President Obama set to offer details of massive spending plan
WaPo: In President's Budget Plan, Broad Agenda and a Few Gaps
WaPo: Budget Expects Revenue From Limits on Emissions
WaPo: Ambitious Blueprint Poses Test for Congress
Washington Times: Lawmakers hit Obama proposal to cut farm aid
WSJ: Boehner Says GOP Policies Are a Harder Sell

WaPo: Obama Proposes $634 Billion Fund For Health Care
NYT: Obama to Seek Higher Tax on Affluent to Pay for Health Care
WSJ: $318 Billion Tax Hit Proposed: Deductions Cut on Charity and Mortgage Interest
WSJ: The 2% Illusion: Take everything they earn, and it still won't be enough
WSJ/Baucus/Kennedy: We Cannot Delay Health-Care Reform
WSJ: Cuts Await Medicare Insurers

WSJ: Fight Looms Over Bankruptcy Plan in Bill to Stem Foreclosures
LA Times: Mortgage relief via the courts
WSJ: Next Front: Bank Regulation
WaPo: Expanded Rescue Of Banks Outlined: U.S. to Help if Firms Can't Find Capital
WSJ: Are Executives Paid Too Much?
WSJ: How Geithner Can Price Troubled Bank Assets
WSJ: Commission Urges Taxing Drivers More
WSJ: Experts Wonder How Education Goals Will Be Met
WSJ: Obama's School Choice: Democrats want to kill vouchers for 1,700 poor kids

WSJ: A Radical Presidency
Ann Coulter: The Cal Ripkin Presidency
Karl Rove: Why does Obama ascribe to opponents views they don't espouse?
Dick Morris: Bam's bold gamble - An enormous bet on big gov't
James Taranto: See No Evil: The Angry Right and Roger Cohen's contented Iranian Jews

WSJ: A Compromise Energy Policy Is Within Reach
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Obamas Energy Future

Washington Times: Illegals-raid dismays Obama backers
Washington Times: DHS chief vows drug war crackdown
WSJ: Napolitano Pledges to Untangle Gulf Recovery Efforts

NYT: House Passes Spending Bill, and Critics Are Quick to Point Out Pork
WaPo: House Bill Draws Criticism From GOP
WSJ: Spending Bill Passes With GOP Help
Washington Times: Democrats use omnibus to gut Bush policies
WSJ: A Congressional Bonus: Because a $787 billion bonus doesn't cover everything
WSJ: Lobbyists Line Up to Torpedo Speech Proposals

WSJ: Harkin Backs Gensler to Lead the CFTC

WaPo: City Can Reject Religious Display: Supreme Court Backs Utah Officials

Politico: This is Romney's year to shine

ABC: Cantor Emerges as GOP Voice
Politico: GOP at risk of becoming party in the no
Hill: GOP sees no bias in press hires
Hill: Flakes earmark crusade converts some
CQ Politics: Allies Lieberman and McCain At Odds on D.C. Voting Bill
CQ Politics: Black Caucus Wants Obama Involved in Census

Rush Limbaugh: Why We Love Bobby Jindal
NYT: Gov. Jindal, Rising Star, Plummets After Speech
NYDN: Jindal, possible GOP candidate in 2012, under fire for response to Obama speech
CNN: Jindal earns bad reviews in national debut

Human Events: Eagle Honors RNC Chairman Michael Steele


NY Post: Flailing Paterson's political purge continues
NYDN: Embattled Gov. David Paterson hires new aide, chief mouthpiece
NYT: Paterson Shakes Up Staff, From Top Down
Buffalo News: Paterson shakes up his top staff, replaces communications director
NYT: Bloomberg Presses Case for Republican Line
NY Post: Mike rips Paterson, hails Rudy
Hill: GOP pins hopes on N.Y. House race


Star Tribune: Senate recount trial dustup du jour: Testimony disallowed
AP/Bakst: Key Coleman witness tossed from Minn. Senate trial
Pioneer Press: U.S. Senate election trial takes a few twists, picks up speed
Bemidji Pioneer: Weeks of election trial remain
MinnPost: Day 23 offers entertainment inside and outside the courtroom
Hill: Coleman lawyer: Recount could be 'fatally flawed'


SF Chronicle: Effort seeks to scrap two-thirds vote rule
LA Times/Skelton: Schwarzenegger is getting his second wind as a reformer
SacBee: Ex-assemblyman pushes plan to split California into two states
NYT: Schwarzenegger Gets Part in Stallone Film


AOL: Texas Governor's Race To Be 'Downright Nasty'; Hutchison Has Leg Up
Dallas MN: Can Hutchison outmaneuver Perry?
CQ Politics: Texas Outlook if Hutchinson Leaves for Governor Run
Houston Chronicle: Perrys pandering to the far right
AP: Perry says Texas needs to spend money on water

Star Telegram: Poll shows no clear favorite for Kay Bailey Hutchison's Senate seat
Dallas MN: Poll: Battle to replace Hutchison a tossup


Miami Herald: Mass layoffs on the rise nationally, in South Florida
Miami Herald: House Republican leader Adam Hasner opposes Muslim lobbying effort
Orlando Sentinel: Own home? Tax burden shifts to you in Crist plan
St. Petersburg Times: High-tech fundraising hits Florida politics
NYT: Businessman With Ties to Florida G.O.P. Fund-Raiser Sargeant Is Indicted


AP: House panel OKs $18.9B state budget
WXIA: Governor Delivers Stimulus Wish List
Atlanta JC: Ga. senators take on D.C. guns
AP/Bluestein: Ga. transportation overhaul plan passes key hurdle


Chicago Tribune: Republicans see opportunity in Democratic disasters
AP/Bellandi: Ill. primary will winnow field to replace Emanuel
Chicago Sun-Times: Candidates crowd into 5th District
Chicago Tribune: Roland Burris: Replacing him isn't as easy as it may seem


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Specter's 'reluctant' vote helped firm with ties to his wife
Ponoco Record: Specter's stimulus vote will cost him with GOP


Columbus Dispatch: Court picks take heat
Cleveland PD: Ohioans in Congress add earmarks to spending bill
Cleveland PD: Ohio budget director defends using one-time money


Detroit News: Cockrel, Bing out to woo former rivals
Detroit FP: Cash, endorsements put Bing and Cockrel on top in primary
Detroit FP: Map: Where Bing, Cockrel came out ahead


AP/Jalonick: Kentucky senator battles his own party
USA Today: Bunning threatens to sue fellow senator
McClatchy: Bunning's statements, feuding create concerns in GOP
WSJ: Bunning Threatens to Sue Senate GOP Campaign Arm


February 25, 2009



WSJ: Obama Seeks to Snap Gloom
WaPo: Obama Outlines Road to Recovery, Stressing Education, Energy and Health Care
Washington Times: Obama vows: 'We will rebuild'
WaPo: President's Historic Message Balances Urgency, Optimism
NYT: Obama Assures Nation: We Will Rebuild
LA Times: Obama mixes optimism and hard truths
NYT: In Time of Crisis, Urging Bold Action and Big Ideas
NYT: Transcript: President Obamas Address to Congress
Politico: Conservative words for a liberal agenda
Politico: What Obama really meant
Hill: Obama lays out the crises and the costs in speech
Hill: Obama agenda is a starter pistol for K Street
Hill: K Street rebounds as many firms sign clients at fast pace

USA Today: Jindal: GOP must return to fiscal discipline
Boston Globe: Republicans put forth a fresh face of opposition
CQ Politics: Jindal Hits Familiar Themes in GOP Response
Politico: Jindal's response: Panned, seared
AP/Babington: GOP Gov. Jindal calls Obama's plan irresponsible
American Spectator: Jindal's Perpetual Potential
NYT: Transcript: The Republican Response by Gov. Bobby Jindal

WSJ: Top Democrat Hoyer Eyes Temporary Bank Takeover
Hill: Fighting cramdown
NYT: Fed Chief Says Recovery May Wait Until 2010 or Later
WaPo: Bernanke Hopes 2010 'Year of Recovery' for U.S.

WSJ: Obama Gets Strong Reviews for His Initial Weeks in Office
Gallup: Obama Job Approval Dips Below 60% for First Time
Rush Limbaugh: As President's Poll Numbers Drop, Obama Attempts to Co-opt Reagan
American Spectator: Selling Obama Short

WSJ: DC Appeals Court Orders EPA to Review Pollution Limits
Washington Times: Lobbyists AIPAC win classified leaks ruling

WaPo: Solis Confirmed as Labor Secretary
NYT: Senate Confirms Solis as Labor Secretary
CQ Politics: Senate Confirms Solis as Labor Secretary Despite GOP Concerns

Hill: Pence unveils measure on Fairness Doctrine

WSJ: Obama Unbridled: The President has only begun to expand the government
Gabriel Schoenfeld: Obama's Intelligence Choice
Holman Jenkins: Obama Needs a 'Not To Do' List
William Kristol: Not a War President

RCR: Leibowitz to be named FTC chairman

WSJ: The Navy Has a Top-Secret Vessel It Wants to Put on Display
James Taranto: The New York Times forgets that Saddam Hussein once ruled

CQ Politics: Senate Democrats Campaign Unit Continues Fundraising Roll

CQ Politics: Senate Moderates Primary Concerns


NY Post/Dicker: Fading Paterson gets poll-verized
NY Post: 'Raising' the heat on Dave
Alb TU: Paterson reviewing top staff: As poll numbers collapse, administrative chaos hurts
WPIX: Poll: Gov. Paterson's Popularity Plunges
Buffalo News: Siena poll shows continued slide for Gov. Paterson
Siena: Paterson Is Weakest Hes Ever Been by Every Measure (.pdf)

NYT: To Get G.O.P. Ballot Line, Mayor May Need Party Card
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani, George Pataki push GOP to back Mayor Mike Bloomberg for third term
NYDN: Bronx GOP Chair Gets His Rudy Call, Agrees To Keep 'Open Mind'

Newsday: New Nassau sales tax targets home heating bills


Star Tribune: Setbacks for Coleman grow at Senate recount trial
Star Tribune: Recount trial: Franken team tries to shrink Coleman's ballot pool
Politico: Coleman may continue legal challenges
AP: Franken-Coleman Senate trial hinges on voter mistakes
Pioneer Press: Witnesses' voter status is debated
Pioneer Press: Franken lawyer's 'Perry Mason' moment hurts Coleman claim on ballots

MinnPost: Pawlenty handicapped in 2012 GOP presidential sweepstakes
MinnPost: Rep. Bachmann praises stimulus-spurning governors


OC Register: O.C. Republicans like Obama style, but pan substance
SF Chronicle: Little room left to the right for GOP governor candidates
Contra Costa Times: State Republican Party reprimands Adams for budget support
SF Chronicle: California's GOP feuds over future philosophy
Ventura County Star: Arnold the independent?
Mercury News: Two-thirds vote drove state budget deal
SacBee: GOP budget backers tested on measure support

CQ Politics: Candidates Are Front and Center for Solis California Seat


Star-Telegram: Poll: Hutchison leads Perry among likely GOP voters
Austin AS: Hutchison trouncing Perry, Democratic pollster finds
Atlanta JC: In Texas, Hutchinson leads Perry with landslide numbers, says poll
Dallas MN: Hutchison, Perry give measured speeches at Dallas-Fort Worth events
AP/Stone: Perry targets Hutchison, D.C. at anti-abortion rally

Dallas MN: More than $1.7 million in gifts link political committees to fraud suspect
Dallas MN: Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions says Republicans may return Allen Stanford donations

AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature


Miami Herald: Governors hear President Obama's economic-stimulus pitch
Sun-Sentinel: Republicans find their bipartisanship side during Obama's speech
AP: Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp faces ethics complaint
AP: Sansom friend resigns from Fla. insurance board

Hill: Crist looms over little-known crop of Democrats in Florida


Atlanta JC: Perdue on the stimulus: He didnt lobby House Republicans to oppose it


WaPo: Burris Refuses to Resign Despite Plea From Durbin
WSJ: Burris Rebuffs Durbin's Advice to Resign
NYT: Top Senate Democrat: Burris Should Consider Resigning
AP: Ill. GOP chairman: Senate should oust Burris

Chicagoist: Rove Hits the 'Burbs
AP: Karl Rove says GOP can win back state
RCP: Could the GOP Pick Off a Senate Seat in Illinois?


Detroit News: Bing, Cockrel to square off: Voters to choose one for Detroit mayor in May
Detroit FP: Bing, Cockrel will duel to be Detroit's mayor
Detroit News: Poll lines short with 15% turnout


WSJ: Tennessees Democratic Governor Weighs Rejecting Stimulus Funds


Hill: GOP tires of having Sen. Bunning on team
NYT: Kentucky Senator Fights With National Republicans
Lexington HL: Kentucky's Bunning 'would have a suit' if Republicans recruit opponent


AP: Hawaii Debates Same-Sex Unions


AP/Sutton: Palin to pay Alaska nearly $7,000 for kids' trips


AOL: Republican Governor: Congressional GOP Leaders 'Inconsequential'
Salt Lake Tribune: Utah's delegation appreciates president's tone


Politico: Perkins, porn star eye Vitter's seat


February 24, 2009



WSJ: Treasury's Unreality Show
NYT: U.S. Pressed to Add Billions to Bailouts
WaPo: U.S. Clears Path to Bank Takeovers
Politico: Citi's Parsons attends W.H. meeting
WSJ: Bank Nationalization Isn't the Answer
WSJ: Obama Aims to Address Worries About Widening Deficit
LA Times: Obama plans a more transparent budget
Politico: Dems seek billions more for 2009
WSJ: Democrats Unveil Spending Bill for Rest of Fiscal '09
NYT: Editorial: Republicans and the Stimulus
WSJ: Split Over Big Government Persists
WSJ: Post-Post-9/11 Looks Just Like Pre-World War II
Detroit FP: GM explores various options for bankruptcy
Rasmussen: 55% Say Government Mortgage Help Rewards Bad Behavior
Rush Limbaugh: Foreclosure Crisis Hits Five States

NYT: Survey Reveals Broad Support for President
WaPo: Obama Gets High Marks for 1st Month
WSJ: Obama Wants to Move the Center Left

WaPo: Obama Says Health Care Tops Fiscal Need List
CQ Politics: Obama Moves to Next Priority: Health Care
Boston Globe: Can Obama deliver healthcare overhaul for Kennedy?

WaPo: La. Governor Took Fast Track to National Prominence
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Try to Marginalize Jindal
US News: Bobby Jindal's Big Night and the Future of Religious Conservatives in the GOP
NYDN: President Obama's speech to Congress to be a State of the Union-lite
NYDN: President Obama criticizes stimulus stance of governors Jindal, Barbour and Sanford
National Journal: GOP Rift Is Hot Topic At Governors' Confab

Washington Times: Locke is likely Commerce Secretary
WaPo: Locke Called Commerce Pick: Former Washington Governor Was a Clinton Supporter
NYT: Official Says Ex-Governor Is New Commerce Choice

BG: Harvard prof named to Pentagon post: Weapons-buyer appointee has criticized stockpile

WSJ: Reid to Seek Federal Role on Power Lines
WaPo: U.S. May Set Greenhouse Gas Standard for Cars

Politico: Rove skips House Judiciary deposition

Politico: Rocky honeymoon for Hoyer, Cantor

Hill: Clients of raided lobby shop rake in the earmarks

WaPo: Ginsburg Returns to Court After Cancer Surgery

Washington Times: Levy suspect had detainment status
Hill: 8 years later, Capitol buzz again on Condit, Levy case

James Taranto: Four Papers in Two!

Rush Limbaugh: What One High-Ranking Republican Thinks About Obama and Limbaugh

LA Times: Mitt Romney backs GOP stimulus detractors with his PAC money
Hill: Romney's PAC cut checks for DCCC targets


NYT: Stimulus Is Early Focus in New York House Race

Albany TU: Paterson announces first stimulus-funded projects; GOP varies in response
NY Post/Dicker: Aide to Gov's wife soaking up raise

NY Post: Hill's Bill backs Gill


Examiner: Pawlenty to take stimulus money; breaking from republican governors
MSNBC: Pawlenty May Run For President

Star Tribune: Senate recount trial: More absentee ballots ruled in and out
Bemidji Pioneer: Coleman nears end of case
Pioneer Press: Still unanswered: How many tossed votes will be tallied?
WSJ: Minnesota Elections Director Takes Stand in Senate Trial
Star Tribune: Rulings have diminished Coleman's recount chances


LA Times: Schwarzenegger changes strategy in execution debate
SacBee: Schwarzenegger: Republicans who backed tax hikes are 'great heroes'
Politico: Arnold - a loner inside GOP

CQ Politics: Californians Donate Heavily to House Democrats


Star-Telegram: Perry discusses policy with Obama at White House
Dallas MN: New Democratic campaign puts Rep. Sessions on target list
Austin AS: Former Perry adviser signing on to communicate for Hutchisons gov campaign
AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature


Miami Herald: Spend stimulus now, regret it later, Gov. Charlie Crist is warned
St. Petersburg Times: Crist's GOP allies fire at stimulus funds
St. Petersburg Times: Gov. Crist displeases the GOP true believers
WBBH: Crist doesn't rule out Senate
CQ Politics: Fence-Sitting Governors Sideline Other Candidates

WSJ: Sunshine for Lawyers: Florida tries to end a trial bar racket


Atlanta JC: Kind words from Georgia Rep. Price


Hill: Dem primary victor for ex-Emanuel seat likely to win general


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania's inheritance tax comes under fire again
RCP: Are Republicans Ready To Mount a Comeback In the Northeast?


Examiner: Ohio's Brunner gets a pass after Blackwell got the shaft
Cleveland PD: Obama touts stimulus package to governors including Ohio's Strickland


Detroit News: Ex-mayor mum on today's primary
AP/Williams: 15 Detroit mayoral candidates prepare for primary


Chattanooga TFP: Perdue, Bredesen may reject jobless stimulus funding
Times-Gazette: Smith, Wamp stress GOP values


NYDN: Bunning apologizes after saying Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will die soon


AP/Sutton: Gov. Palin's office defends per diem payments


Washington Times: Utah governor ignores GOP legislators


Boston Globe: Stimulus 'nay' carries risk for some House Republicans


AP/Rawls: Gov. Riley to reject unemployment stimulus funding


February 23, 2009



WSJ: U.S. Eyes Large Stake in Citi: Taxpayers Could Own Up to 40%
NYT: Citi Holds Talks With U.S. Over Bigger Ownership Stake
WaPo: Citi Seeking More Federal Aid: Help May Not Require Taxpayer Money
Politico: Nationalization? Feds, Citi at the table
NYT: As Doubts Grow, U.S. Will Judge Banks Stability
Paul Krugman: Banking on the Brink
WSJ: Problem With 'Nationalization': Congress would quickly politicize seized bank assets
Ed Gillespie: How the GOP Should Approach TARP 2.0
Hill: HUD's Donovan defends mortgage relief

WSJ: Governors Agree on Woes But Disagree on Stimulus
WSJ: Governors v. Congress: The stimulus sets a long-term budget trap for the states
WaPo: Governors Hope to Guide Spending of Stimulus Funds
Bloomberg: Republican Governors Step Up Attacks on Obama Economic Policies
NYT: Disagreements About Stimulus Embroil G.O.P.
Hill: Jindal, Crist face off on stimulus
WaPo: GOP Governors and Federal Funds
CQ Politics: Governors Differ in Approach to Stimulus Spending
LA Times: Schwarzenegger calls on GOP leaders to work with Obama
LA Times: Schwarzenegger defends tax hikes, applauds stimulus
NYDN: Ahnold to GOP peers: I'll take your money
WFTV: Crist Creates Controversy With Republican Party Over Stimulus Package
WaPo: Government Gets Chance To Prove It Can Work
Human Events: Eleven States Declare Sovereignty Over Obamas Action

WSJ: Obama Targets U.S. Deficit
WSJ: Obama Pushes Firmer Budget Rules
Philadelphia Inquirer: Obama will seek more GOP backing on budget
NYDN: Barack the Knife: Nothing is safe as President Obama pledges to wield ax
Robert Kuttner: The Deficit Hawks' Attack on Our Entitlements
Hill: McConnell: Don't raise taxes on the wealthy
NY Post: Warning shot vs. Obama taxes

Wash Times: Postmaster's pay to be probed: Raises, bonuses mount while service struggles

WSJ: EPA Set to Move Toward Carbon-Dioxide Regulation
NYT: S.E.C. Chief Pursues Reversal of Years of Lax Enforcement
WSJ: The War on Drugs Is a Failure

WSJ: Congress Moves on Giving D.C. Full Voting Rights

Hill: Feingold, Dreier push for special elections

LA Times: Supreme Court to tackle judicial conflict of interest

WaPo: Legal Experts Propose Limiting Justices' Powers, Terms

AFP: Time to rethink US sanctions on Cuba: top Republican senator

WSJ: In 'Condit Country,' Wounds Are Reopened

WSJ: Info Wants to Be Expensive: Newspapers need to act like they're worth something

CQ Politics: Governors Races to Test Voters Taste for Purple
Politico: Forget change: GOP eyes retro strategy
Politico: 2012 GOP possibles coy on shows


NY Post: Gillie getting the willies
NYT: Conceding Errors, Paterson Vows to Regain Trust

Buffalo News: Talk of state's millionaires tax expands to not-so-rich

Albany TU: Oil polluters owe state $197M


SacBee: California budget deals can backfire later
Mercury News: California budget: an 'ugly' win for Schwarzenegger
SacBee: Infrastructure needs a harder sell, Schwarzenegger says
AP/Lawrence: California's two-thirds budget vote in crosshairs
Detroit FP: California to consider open primaries, and why not?
SacBee: GOP moves to punish members who backed budget
AP/Lin: CA GOP denies party funding to 6 GOP lawmakers who supported tax hike package

SF Chronicle: Few in Bay Area qualify in housing rescue plan

AP/Williams: At California Republican convention, it's all about taxes


AP/Root: One GOP speakers gone, but Dems still complaining

WSJ: Criminal Trial of U.S. Judge Set to Open


St. Petersburg Times: Gov. Charlie Crist losing some support in GOP
Miami Herald: Crist reserves judgment on Obama's plan for homeowners
AP: Fla. governor continues to back Obama on recovery


Politico: Interview: Gov. Sanford


Politico: Bobby Jindal's big moment


Atlanta JC: Perdue may turn down some funds


Hill: Sen. Bunning counting Justice Ginsburg's days
Politico: Bunning: Ginsburg will be dead in nine months
Hill: Kentucky legislator courted to face Bunning


Politico: How Burris blew it


Daily Review: Pa. Attorney General Corbett slams Gov. Rendell over budget


Politico: Ney may now be a victim


NYT: Explaining a No Vote on Stimulus in Michigan


WSJ: Mugging Phil Bredesen: Advocacy groups sink a Cabinet candidate


Hill: Palin shuns spotlight to pick up the pieces
Townhall: Sarah Palin's Problem


February 22, 2009



Times-Picayune: Jindal readies for his national debut
St. Petersburg Times: It's Crist vs. Jindal on 'Meet the Press'
WSJ: Governors Defend Stimulus Plan
Hill: Sanford praises GOP for 'gut-check' stimulus vote
NYT: Nations Governors See a Dismal Economic Outlook and a Slow Recovery
WaPo: At Meeting, Governors Share Plans for Stimulus Funds
Hill: GOP governors still split over stimulus
CQ Politics: At Governors Meeting, Schweitzer Jabs at Jindal
Politico: Q and A: Gov. Haley Barbour
CQ Politics: Is a Future President In The Room As Governors Gather?
NYT: When Consumers Cut Back: An Object Lesson From Japan

WaPo: Obama's First Budget Seeks To Trim Deficit
WSJ: Obama Says Stimulus Impact Would Be Felt Soon
NYT: Obama Has Plan to Slash Deficit, Despite Stimulus Bill
AP: Governors Embrace Stimulus Funds

AP/Hanna: Gov. Sebelius, Kansas GOP fight over health care

WaPo: Lugar, GOP Senate Report Urge Fresh Look at Relations With Cuba

CNET: Republican asks White House for e-mail policy
NextGov: White House Asked to Clarify E-Mail Policy
FCW: Issa seeks info on White House e-mail use

NYT: Arrest Near in Killing of Chandra Levy, Authorities Say
Fox: Police Close to Charging California Prisoner in Chandra Levy Case
AOL: Arrest Imminent in Chandra Levy Case

WaPo: Conservatives in Need of Star Power
American Spectator: What conservatives need right now is another Jack Kemp
CQ Politics: Tweets And More in an Increasingly Digital Political World

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


Capital News 9: Murphy, Tedisco campaigning this weekend
AP/Bauman: Venture capitalist seeks NY congressional seat

Dean Skelos: State must act to preserve regions auto industry

NY Post/Dicker: Dave Scandal Aide Nixes Comeback
NYT: Ex-Paterson Aide to Return for Re-election Bid

NY Post/Dicker: Gov Boots Liquor 'Liar'

NYT: Career Options for Ex-Wall Street Workers


Pioneer Press: Franken lists ballots he wants added
Star Tribune: Franken wants 1,600 more ballots counted
KARE11: Franken suggests review of 1,585 absentee ballots
Pioneer Press: Off the tracks and unconstitutional
PowerLine: Uncount every vote!

Pioneer Press: Charges against 323 during Republican convention are dropped


NYT: Former Chief of eBay Tries a New Bid. Its Political.
Boston Globe: Romney playing role in Calif. governor race

SF Chronicle: Fiorina: Not ruling out Senate race, says GOP is "not the party of bigwigs"
SacBee: Fiorina coy on Senate bid, blasts executive 'excess'

SF Chronicle: Maldonado not making many friends with his budget vote
LA Times: Sen. Abel Maldonado has made a name for himself
Willie Brown: Sen. Abel Maldonado pulls off a political coup

LA Times: California GOP strains for ways to broaden appeal
SF Chronicle: GOP hears from governor hopefuls


Sun Sentinel: Florida Gov. Crist upsets Republicans by backing Obama stimulus plan
Florida Times-Union: Lawmakers blast Crist's budget plan

AP/Farrington: The next Bush in politics? Not quite yet

St. Petersburg Times: Sansom's key friend avoids spotlight


Atlanta JC: Is ag chief too close to businesses he regulates?


NYT: Burris Meets With Federal Agents
AP/Robinson: After Ill. gov's impeachment _ a senator's trial?
Chicago Tribune: Illinois lawmakers say they're ready for reforms


Hill: Gov. Rendell skeptical about stimulus potential

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: McCullough rose sharply in GOP ranks


Lebanon Western Star: Ohio Democrats face likely 'family feud'
Akron Beacon Journal: Race crucial for Fisher, Brunner


Detroit News: Michigan Republicans vow to return to power in 2010
Detroit FP: Michigan GOP chairman: We've come back before
AP/Eggert: Democrats, Republicans meet at Mich. conventions


WaPo: McDonnell Casts Himself As a More Moderate Choice
NBC29: McDonnell's Last Day as Attorney General
WaPo: Dear Gov. Kaine: Spare Some Stimulus Cash?


Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Open primaries benefit Tennessee


Indianapolis Star: Indiana Democrats pass $14.5 billion House budget bill


KC Star: Blunt calls out Carnahan, willing to meet "anywhere, any time"
AP/Lieb: Steelman leaning toward bid for Mo. Senate seat
MissouriNet: Missouri Republican Party names Lloyd Smith Executive Director


KC Star: Kansas budget battle a lengthy journey, a twisted pathway


Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie beats Lonegan at Union County convention
Star-Ledger: Christie Vs. Lonegan: Reform vs. Revolution
North Jersey: Bergen Republicans line up behind Christie



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