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January 14, 2009



WSJ: Stimulus Proposal Aims to Aid State, Local Governments
NYT: Democrats See Progress on Proposal for Economy
WSJ: Construction Industry Counts on Obama
WSJ: An 8.3% Deficit Is Plenty of Stimulus
Fox: Obama Pulls Job-Credit Plan From Stimulus Bill
Hill: Obama tamps down dissent
Politico: Safeguards needed for stimulus

WaPo: Fed Backs Obama's Bailout Request: Officials Detail Plan To Overhaul Rescue
AP/Sidoti: Stakes high in bailout vote for Obama, Democrats
Reuters: Senator files measure to block final TARP funds

Yahoo: Obama attends conservative dinner party
Camille Paglia: Obama's early stumbles

WSJ: Senator Urges Merger Deal for Chrysler
NYT: A Tennessee Republican in Detroit’s Courtyard
Mlive: Corker arrives at Detroit auto show; media go haywire
Detroit FP: Corker gets celebrity treatment during Detroit auto show visit

Reuters: Republican lawmaker questions Clinton Foundation
Reuters: Husband's charity clouds Clinton nomination
Atlanta JC: Donors remain issue for Clinton
WSJ: Clinton Money: The 'Committee's View'
WaPo: Editorial: The Senate's Advice: Clinton's husband's foreign fundraising
Time: Just One Blip in Hillary Clinton's Senate Lovefest: Bill's Donations
WSJ: Clinton to Engage Iran and Syria Soon
WaPo: At Confirmation Hearing, Clinton Talks of Engagement With Iran
NYT: Clinton Pledges Tough Diplomacy and a Fast Start
NYT: Getting Specific in Order to Get Confirmed
AP/Gearan: Clinton navigates confirmation hearing smoothly
Dana Milbank: Back at the Clubhouse, Clinton Gets a Warm Embrace
NYT: Editorial: Principles and Pragmatism
Dick Morris: What the Senators Must Ask Hillary

NYT: Geithner Questioned on Tax Returns
Washington Times: Treasury pick Geithner owed IRS $35,000
WaPo: Treasury Nominee Accounts for Own Tax Errors
AP/Raum: Geithner tax and housekeeper problems jolt Obama
AP/Blackledge: Treasury pick failed to pay self-employment taxes
AP/Davis: Tax problems may plague Obama's treasury pick
Reuters: Geithner told panel of tax mistake: Obama official
Politico: PR push may save Geithner
Maureen Dowd: Tim Geithner! Why Are Rich People So Cheap?

WSJ: Obama's Pick for FCC Signals Change
WaPo: Change Sweeping to the FCC: Pick Could Shift Commission's Focus to Internet

WSJ: Chu Softens Views on Coal, Nuclear Power
LA Times: Steven Chu impresses energy committee

NYT: Few Specifics From Education Pick
WaPo: Education Nominee Is Warmly Received in Senate

NYT: Wider Role Urged for Housing Choice
Hill: HUD nominee breezing through confirmation hearing
CQ Politics: Donovan Pledges Vigorous HUD Effort To Stabilize Housing Sector
Politico: Senators want HUD chief in inner circle
AP/Zibel: HUD nominee vows stronger role
NPR: Obama's Pick For HUD To Tackle Foreclosures
Federal Times: Donovan pledges sweeping changes at HUD

AP/Yost: Holder may reverse Bush secrecy
Fox: Eric Holder: Gun Grabber
Politico: GOP setting up roadblocks for Holder
CNN: Leahy continues campaign for Holder, with GOP help
St. Louis PD: Danforth: Very positive about Eric Holder as AG

AP/Cappiello: Senate panel considers Obama's EPA pick

AP/Jalonick: Senate panel considers Vilsack for ag secretary
Washington Times: Vilsack's revolving door on energy: Pick pushes Obama ethics

AP/Davenport: Homeland security pick didn't complete state plan

Bloomberg: Rattner, Possible Car Czar, Is No Iacocca, Auto Analysts Say

WaPo: LaHood Sponsored Millions in Earmarks: Transportation Pick Directed Money to Donors

Ruth Marcus: Hearings and Evasions

LA Times: Retooling Obama's campaign machine for the long haul

WaPo: House Set to Pass Child Health Bill
AP/Freking: House to take up children's insurance
WSJ: Rep. Towns Touts Wall Street Oversight
AP/Hess: Intel committee to reflect new Democratic majority

Politico: GOP could win 3 key Senate seats: FL, MO & OH
Rick Moran: For GOP senate prospects in 2010, it only gets worse
Hill: Signs pointing toward another huge Senate cycle

WSJ: Probe Faults Hiring at Justice Division
NYT: Criticism of Ex-Official in Hiring at Justice Dept.
WaPo: Report Cites Political and Racial Bias At Justice
Reuters: Bush Justice official castigated for partisanship

NYT: Some States in a Pinch May Raise Gasoline Tax

WaPo: Turmoil Over TV Switch: Some Lawmakers Join Obama's Call to Push Back Deadline

AP/Margasak: Democrats seek criminal probe of Bush 'abuses'

WaPo: A Test of The Power To Unpardon

LA Times: Palin is getting in her own way
Fox: Palin Fascination, Scorn Shows No Sign of Receding


Albany TU: Tedisco: Open Senate seat to vote
AP/Gormley: NY Republicans want to force vote for Senate pick
Newsday: NY lawmakers: Voters should choose senator, not guv

Daily News: Andrew Cuomo talked to Gov. Paterson about Hillary Clinton's seat - sources
Andrea Peyser: Reborn Good Guy Deserves to Be Sen. Andy
OpEdNews: Andrew Cuomo Should be the next junior senator from New York State
Daily News: Gov. Paterson urged to bypass Caroline Kennedy

NY Daily Balance: Meet the New Democrat Senate Majority
Albany TU: The pioneeers of senate reform
TDN: Senate going about business of changing its arcane procedures
WKBW: New Senate Majority Leader Faces Questions About Development
WGRZ: NYS Sen. Thompson Gets Raise With Change Of Leadership
Queens Tribune: Queens Smith Takes Key State Role
Life News: New York Senate Leader Will Push Radical Bill to Significantly Expand Abortions

Albany TU: Sales tax revenues plunge $170M
NY Post: Court OKs State's Amazon.Tax

AP/Gormley: Veteran jurist Lippman for state's top court

NY Post: Rudy Backs Mike


NYT: Corzine Warns on New Jersey Budget


Politico: Dems cool on Burris Senate seating
American Spectator: Life in the Blagosphere


Star Tribune: Franken expands legal effort to get seated in Senate
NYT: Franken Campaign Escalates Case for Certification
AP/Bakst: Franken seeks Senate certificate from Minn. court
PowerLine: Franken Goes to Court
USA Today: Franken asks Minn. high court to grant certificate


LA Times: Would-be California governors boot up for 2010 race
San Jose BJ: Meg Whitman tops California governor poll

SF Chronicle: Governor makes a grab for state school funds
Economist: World's 8th-biggest economy nears fiscal oblivion
Sacramento Bee: State supervisors urge legislators to impeach governor over furloughs

AP: Republicans shuffled on Calif. Senate committees

SF Chronicle: S.F. Housing Authority agrees to let tenants own guns


Houston Chronicle: House Speaker Straus takes seat
Dallas MN: House lawmakers figuring out lay of land under Straus
Dallas MN: Straus steps into Craddick's shoes in Texas House
Dallas MN: Straus' debut as speaker draws exiles back to Texas House
AP/Castro: Texas lawmakers elect first Jewish House speaker
Dallas MN: Knives out of sight in Texas House, for now
Houston Chronicle: Legislative revolution? No, tradition
AP: Highlights Tuesday from the Legislature

AP/Shannon: Perry reportedly doubts Hutchison will run for governor


Tampa Tribune: Education Cut Too Far, Crist Says
NYT: Budget Woes Expose Rifts Over Tobacco Money

Sun-Sentinel: Marion Thorpe sets sights on U.S. Senate
Broward Politics: Former congressional candidate enters Senate race
Hill: The other Bush passes on Senate bid
Miami Herald: Meek gains a key advisor


Columbus Dispatch: Portman's U.S. Senate run begins today with Ohio tour
Cleveland PD: Portman officially announces interest in Senate race
Hill: Portman leaning toward running


Detroit News: Charges of pay-to-play surface in Detroit suit


WaPo: Crime Panel Deadlocks on Gun Show Rule


Knoxville News Sentinel: Williams elected as House speaker
Memphis CA: Democrats unite, elect moderate Republican as Tenn. House speaker
Tennessean: Lawmaker Kent Williams goes from obscurity to power
Chattanoogan: Naifeh Outflanks Republicans On House Speaker
Tennessean: GOP is furious after vote
Nashville Scene: GOP Already Acting to Officially Disown Williams
Nashville BJ: Tennessee Legislature opens session with surprise vote
AP: Ramsey re-elected Tenn. Senate speaker


Cal Thomas: Jindal has common-sense cure for what ails Republican Party


January 13, 2009



WSJ: U.S. Seeks Rest of Bailout Cash
WaPo: Obama Seeks Rest of Bailout: Request for Funds Meets Skepticism On Capitol Hill
NYT: Despite Anger, Release of $350 Billion More for Bailout Gains Favor
Fox: Republicans Urge Delay in Release of Remaining Bailout Cash
USA Today: Congress, Obama could spar over $350B request
Hill: Pelosi seeks changes to TARP
CQ Politics: Obama Seeks Senate TARP Accord
NYT: At Obamas Urging, Bush to Seek Rest of Bailout Funds
AP/Kuhnhenn: Bush seeks final bailout funds at Obama's behest
WSJ: Let's Spend on Broadband and the Power Grid

WaPo: Obama Shelves Jobs-Credit Proposal
WSJ: Power to Modify Mortgages Sits Well With Judges

Daily Mail: Clinton 'intervened six times for companies donating to husband's foundation'
AP/Burns: Clinton appears set for Senate OK as top diplomat
WSJ: Clinton Aims to Restore State Department's Clout
Reuters: Smooth Senate hearing seen for Hillary Clinton
WSJ: The Clinton Business: Bill out-negotiated Barack on financial disclosure
Hill: Clinton will continue raising money for Dems

Hill: Sen. Hatch to back Eric Holder for AG

US News: From Arizona Governor to Homeland Security Chief
NYT: Bringing Sperling Back
WSJ: Rattner, Possible 'Car Czar,' Faces Questions
WSJ: UAW Backs Idea of 'Car Czar'
WSJ: Obama to Tap Tech Adviser as FCC Chief
Politico: Department of Justice: Eric Holder
Politico: Department of Health and Human Services: Tom Daschle
Politico: Department of Housing and Urban Development: Shaun Donovan
Politico: Department of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Politico: Department of Energy: Steven Chu
Politico: Department of Interior: Ken Salazar
Politico: Department of Education: Arne Duncan
WaPo: Editorial: The Senate's confirmation hearings get off to a less-than-edifying start
Politico: Will Cabinet hearings be love fests?
CQ Politics: Senate Panels Roll on Not-Yet Nominations

WaPo: Obama to Address House Republican Conference
Hill: Obama accepts invitation to speak to House GOP
WSJ: What Obama Could Learn From Cheney
James Taranto: "The world" begins to sour on Obama

NYT: Congress Set to Renew Health Care for Children
Hill: Coalition of interest groups backs SCHIP bill

Politico: 44 to reverse 43's executive orders

WSJ: Bush Defends His Tenure, Concedes Some 'Disappointments'
NYT: Mistakes, Ive Made a Few, Bush Says at Final News Conference
Washington Times: Bush admits mistakes, defends record
NYT: A Reflective Bush Defends Decisions on National Security
AP/Loven: Emotional at the last, Bush defends his presidency
Houston Chronicle: Bush zeroed in on energy like few other presidents
Politico: Bush plans prime-time farewell
WaPo: Staffers' Good-Riddance Party for Chao a Labor of Love

CNN: Senate Republicans brace for ominous 2010
WaPo: For Senate GOP, 2010 Losses on Top Of the 2008 Losses
LA Times: More GOP Senate quitters: Real despair or real opportunities?
Reuters: A fourth Senate Republican wont seek reelection
NYT: Kerry, After Setbacks, Aims to Make a Mark as a Senate Chairman

KC Star: Blunt to coordinate Republican leadership in Congress
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Expect Much from the GOP

Amer Thinker: Senate Republicans Need to Demand Re-Examination on Global Warming
American Thinker: Another prominent scientist ridicules global warming theory
AFP: The earth's magnetic field impacts climate: Danish study

MMC: Meghan McCain Interview
Politico: Not talking about Palin


NY Post/Dicker: Top state watchdog quits post: Cloud over Spitzer probe

Daily News: Caroline Kennedy still has a shot at U.S. Senate seat, says Gov. Paterson
NY Post: Caroline woos key Bronx pols

NYT: State Senate Tries to Balance the Structure of Power
NYT: Editorial: Promises of Reform Deferred
Albany TU: Reform 'down payment': Senate base budgets offered
WNYT: New York Senate changes how it does business
WXXI: Democrats Revise Some Senate Rules, Plan More Changes Later
Newsday: Democrats' turn: Will the State Senate see a difference?
Star-Gazette: Democrats in Senate seek rules reform to chamber
Poughkeepsie Journal: Democratic senate leader to push sex-ed, abortion legislation
Daily News: Albany Democrats vow budget cut and reform
Albany TU: Smith: pro-choice agenda a priority this year
Albany TU: Other Senate Dem leadership positions
Post-Standard: Valesky to chair new Senate rules committee
Daily News/Benjamin: The Valesky-Bonacic Committee, A New Reality In Albany

NYT: Sounding Like a Rival, Weiner Attacks Bloomberg
Daily News: Blame Mike for city's money mess - Weiner

Albany TU: Ex-Assembly candidate charged with menacing

Buffalo News: Judge slashes county tax hike sought by Collins


WSJ: Senate Will Seat Burris, Ending a Messy Standoff
NYT: Burris Will Take His Seat as a Senator From Illinois
NYT: Burris Cleared to Take Senate Seat
WaPo: Burris to Take Seat in Senate As Credentials Standoff Ends
WaPo: Senate Democrats to Seat Roland Burris This Week
Politico: Dems accept Burris into the Senate
Chicago Tribune: Burris declares fight over, praises opponents

Politico: Cornyn: Beating Burris is top priority
Chicago Sun-Times: Statement from Ill. GOP Chair on Democrats endorsing Burris

NYT: Uneasy Times for Blagojevich and His Colleagues in Illinois


AP/Delli Santi: Appeals court rules New Jersey governor's e-mails can remain private


Pioneer Press: Tripartisan trio to rule on election contest
AP/Bakst: As judges named, Minn. Senate legal fight grows
Bio: Hayden| Marben | Reilly
MPR: Judicial panel named to hear Minn. Senate lawsuit
MinnPost: Judges named to hear Senate election contest
Star-Tribune: Cutting costs may have had own price

Star-Tribune: Franken tries to sidestep courts
AP/Bakst: Officials turn down Franken request in Minn. race
Bill O'Reilly: Many Hollywood Heavyweights Donated to Al Franken's Senate Run
CQ Politics: Democrats File FEC Complaint Against Coleman

WaPo: Editorial: Lessons from a photo finish in Minnesota


Houston Chronicle: Texans' tax dollars will be spread thin
AP/Vertuno: Get ready Texas: '09 session ready to begin
Lubbock: Legislators expecting less drama in new session
Dallas MN: Editorial: Legislature's tough spending chore
Austin AS: Editorial: State coffers shrink as demands grow

Human Events: Rep. Pete Olson: Republican Renaissance Man


AP/Lin: Budget crisis overshadows Schwarzenegger address
CBS13: Budget To Dominate 'State Of The State' Address
LA Times: Schwarzenegger running out of time to control his legacy
Sacramento Bee: California's top elected Democrats reject furlough plan
LA Times: Editorial: California's kamikazes: State Republicans are close to crashing

AP/Blood: Go East, young man? Californians look for the exit


Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich opens door for Portman
WSJ: Sen. Voinovich of Ohio Won't Seek Re-Election
Toledo Blade: Voinovich retiring, says he won't seek 3rd term
Cleveland PD: Sen. George Voinovich plans to bid politics farewell, integrity intact
Morning Journal: Sen. Voinovich's successor will have some big shoes to fill
Marc Ambinder: The Ohio Senate Landscape
Hill: Voinovich retirement could set up tough primaries
Vindy: Will Ryan make a run for Senate?


Palm Beach Post: 1960s radical's talk ignites FSU protest
AP: Bill Ayers to speak at FSU, conservatives protest
WCTV: Bill Ayers' Speaks at Florida State
Tallahassee Democrat: Ayers speaks to a full house at FSU

Miami Herald: Congressman Kendrick Meek of Miami plans to run for U.S. Senate
St. Petersburg Times: Meek to enter Senate race
Palm Beach Post: Miami Democrat Meek to announce Senate run
AP/Farrington: Race kicks off for Senate seat
Hill: Sources: Rep. Meek to enter Senate race
CQ Politics: Democrat Meek to Make Senate Plans Known
Jax Daily: Meek jumps into open Senate race


Hill: Sanford accuses Clyburn of playing race card


WHNT: Tenn. Legislature convenes; GOP set to take charge
Tennessean: Victory is likely for GOP choices
Tennessean: GOP ready to remake legislature in its image
Nashville City Paper: GOP picks nominees for constitutional offices


Human Events: Citizen Kaine


Matt Lewis: Specter Scrambles to Shore Up Conservative Support


January 12, 2009



WSJ: Obama Plans to Keep Estate Tax
NYT: Obama Lobbies for Release of Second Half of Bailout
WaPo: Obama Lobbies for 2nd Half of Bailout
CQ Politics: Senators Expect Obama to Detail Plans for Remaining Bailout Funds
NYT: In Emphasis on Economy, Obama Looks to History
CQ Politics: Obama Outlines Timeline for Heavy Agenda
NYT: Obama Signals His Reluctance to Look Into Bush Policies
Hill: Obama: Focus not on probing Bush administration
Human Events: Obama's Judicial Agenda
US News: Why Obama is Causing a Liberal Freakout
NYT: Republicans Latest Talking Point: The New Deal Failed
William Kristol: Continuity We Can Believe In
CQ Politics: Senators, Obama Team Discuss Doubling Energy Tax Credits in Stimulus
Hill: Senate Dems set Feb. 13 goal for stimulus
Neal Boortz: There is a better stimulus plan out there
Politico: NYT reporter warns of one-term Obama
McClatchy: Will Mitch McConnell rain on Obama's parade?

WSJ: Nominee Holder to Face Critics on Hill
Politico: Former top Bush officials back Holder
American Spectator: Eric Holder's Lengthy Client List

Washington Times: Obama climate czar has socialist ties
NYT: S.E.C. Choice Is Sued Over a Merger of Regulators
Politico: Land mines ahead for Hillary
WSJ: CDC, FDA Set to Get New Leaders
WSJ: Politics Tests Energy Goals
NYT: Democrats Look for Ways to Undo Late Bush Administration Rules

Washington Times: Democrats set vote to tighten health gap: SCHIP
EJ Dionne: SCHIPing away at the need for health insurance
AP/Freking: Health funds for kids get priority

Hill: Pelosi vows to keep stimulus free of earmarks
Human Events: Pelosi to Republicans: Youll Get Nothing and Like It
Politico: Boehner: More money a 'tough sell'
Hill: Boehner: Stimulus may not be done by Presidents Day
LA Times: GOP chooses Rep. Kevin McCarthy as chief deputy whip
Politico: Walden tapped as No. 2 in NRCC

Politico: Reid wins in latest tangle with Coburn
Hill: Senate thwarts Coburn filibuster of lands bill
Bloomberg: Plan to Set Aside More Wilderness Land Advances in U.S. Senate
NYT: On a Sunday, the Senate Votes Yes on a Lands Bill
AP/Daly: Wilderness bill advances in Senate

NYT: Push on Immigration Crimes Is Said to Shift Focus

WSJ: Bush Tells GOP to Stay Open-Minded on Immigration
NYT: Bush Calls on Republican Party to Be Inclusive
WaPo: Bush Advises Republican Party to Be 'Compassionate'
Politico: Bush defends interrogation record
Fox: Bush Says He Refused to Bail Out Republicans With Iraq Withdrawal
AP/Feller: Bush cautions GOP to stay open-minded
Hill: Bush says GOP got whipped in 2008
Hill: Bushs last Air Force One trip is a family affair
Fox: Transcript: Presidents Bush 41 and 43 on 'FOX News Sunday'
Dallas MN: Bush reviews unfinished business and his legacy
WaPo: Economy Made Few Gains in Bush Years

American Thinker: Libby's Innocent and the President Should Pardon Him

CBS: Sarah Palin Is Right This Time
LoHud: Palin, citing Kennedy bid, faults media again

Reuters: Sean Hannity shaking up new Fox News show

AP: Joe the Plumber trades wrench for reporters notepad in Israel


NYT: No Clear Frontrunner for Republican Chairman

WSJ: Take It From McCain's Advisers: The GOP Would Raise Taxes
NYT: Editorial: A Threat to McCain-Feingold


NY Post/Dicker: Watchdogs facing bite: Dirty Tricks Scandal

Daily News: Caroline Kennedy is 'impressive' at Brooklyn pol confab
Newsday: Cuomo touted as a better Senate pick than Kennedy
Albany TU: NYC voters like Caroline, upstate, not so much

CBS6 Albany: Schumer, Paterson talk stimulus today in Albany
Albany TU/LeBrun: Paterson's address was hollow

Post-Standard: Senate Majority Leader Smith set to unveil reforms of Senate rules Monday
Daily News: Editorial: Smith must bring dramatic reform to Albany
Gotham Gazette: The Democrats Take Albany
Newsday: State senator wants to bar an accused colleague

Albany TU: NY First Lady talks about incoming First Lady

NYDN/Benjamin: Bloomberg faces payback from Senate Democrats


Hill: Burris lawyers in Senate Monday
WSJ: Durbin Says Burris Decision Is Likely Before End of Month
Chicago Sun-Times: Durbin: Let's end this
Politico: Senate Dems soften tone on Burris
CQ Politics: Senate Grapples With Decision on Burris
Chicago ST: Durbin, Burris on CBS News "Face the Nation." Transcript
CQ Politics: When did Illinois last have a vacant Senate seat?

Chicago ST: Asphalt king to gov: Help. Feds say Blagojevich's answer: Raise me $100,000


Star Tribune: Coleman is casting wider net for votes
UPI: Coleman seeks to widen ballot scrutiny
CSM: Minnesota Senate race becomes court fight
Star Tribune: The Court Jousters
PowerLine: Did Ritchie meet with the Franken campaign?


Sacramento Bee: Warnings of budget 'Armageddon' don't rouse ordinary Californians
LA Times: Editorial: California's transit troubles
SF Chronicle: Editorial: Schwarzenegger skips school
Sacramento Bee: Editorial: Business fails to lead on budget

Debra Saunders: The woman who would be governator
CQ Politics: Feinsteins Actions on Blagojevich Appointee Could Help Her Later
AP/Werner: Feinstein ready for powerful role

McClatchy: McClintock ready to just say no as he starts House term


Houston Chronicle: Big donors shifting to Hutchison
Austin AS: Political ambitions will tint legislative session
Houston Chronicle: Texas lacks monument to Bush's largess
Amarillo: Good timing aided Straus


Miami Herald: Florida legislative leaders agree on cuts in spending
Sun-Sentinel: Special budget session of Florida Legislature ends with no tax increases
Tampa Tribune: State Raids Reserves For Funds
Orlando Sentinel: No tax hikes yet, but services suffer
News-Journal: Believe it: Tax hikes coming
Orlando Sentinel: State deficit may swell by $1.6B

Orlando Sentinel: Editorial: Florida needs a practical problem-solver to succeed Martinez
Herald Tribune: Martinez neutral on possible successors
Herald Tribune: Suspicious minds in the Senate race?

Miami Herald: A Teflon governor: Charlie Crist remains popular despite Florida's hard times


AP/McCaffrey: Ga. to kick off 2009 legislative session
Atlanta JC: Lawmakers face painful spending decisions
Atlanta JC: More than personal political fortunes at stake in 09
Atlanta JC: Wild Hog Supper may be only pork this session
Atlanta JC: Lineup of movers and shakers

Atlanta JC: Handel puts twists into 2010 election
WSB News: Handel for Gov.
AP/McCaffrey: Sec. of State Handel: "I am running for governor"


Columbus Dispatch: Voinovich won't run again in 2010
Cleveland PD: Sen. George Voinovich will not run for re-election
Cleveland PD: Who will face off in Ohio's 2010 race for the U.S. Senate?
WaPo: Who Runs for Senate if Voinovich Retires?
Politico: Voinovich to announce retirement
CNN: Sources: Voinovich to retire from Senate
AP/Espo: GOP officials: Sen. Voinovich of Ohio to retire
Cleveland PD: Voinovich, a fiscal conservative, may get behind economic stimulus package

Columbus Dispatch: Wall Street ties might hamstring GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Kasich

Cleveland PD: It's time for Ohio to get casinos and their taxes and jobs


Detroit FP: Some in business favor Patterson running in '10


AP/Griffith: Renegade Nevada claims election bellwether status


AP: Court upholds acquittal in GOP phone-jamming


WaPo: McAuliffe's Bid Challenges Assumptions in Va. Politics


Arizona Daily Star: Having left her mark on state, 'Janet' departs
Arizona Republic: Napolitano readies her farewell


Seattle Times: Dems in control but not in sync as Legislature opens


AP: McConnell Honored For 25 Years In Senate


Memphis CA: Tennessee House focus: speaker election


January 11, 2009



WSJ: Obama Releases Stimulus Analysis
WaPo: Obama Stresses Plan's Job Potential: Nearly 4 Million Positions Saved or Created
WSJ: Yearly Job Loss Worst Since 1945
NYT: Obama Raises Estimate of Job Creation in Plan
NAP/Elliott: Obama advisers: Plan would create up to 4.1M jobs
WaPo: Stimulus Bill May Include Energy Measures
YT: Economy May Delay Work on Campaign Pledges
AP/Raum: Analysis: GOP urging restraint in stimulus debate
WaPo: Gallup: Majority of Americans Back Stimulus Package
NYT: Editorial: The Stimulus Debate
Thomas Friedman: Tax Cuts for Teachers
Politico: Romney to offer ideas for stimulus
RedState: Romney to Headline Economic Hearing

WaPo: Democratic Congress Shows Signs It Will Not Bow to Obama
Baltimore Sun: Awaiting Obama, Democrats are bold, Republicans cautious
McClatchy: Show civility or claws? GOP at a crossroads in Congress
Mercury News: Both parties need to relearn civility and compromise
US News: Senate Republicans' Warning to the Democratic Leaders

Dick Morris: Gutting security: Bam's dangerous anti-terror picks
Debbie Schlussel: Who Gave Millions to CIA-Director-in-Waiting Leona Panetta?
Toledo Blade: Editorial: Panetta's promise

Hot Air: Is Holder in trouble?
NYT: A Public Servants Private Stint Is at Issue
Hill: McConnell: Only Holder faces confirmation fight

Newsday: Clinton confirmation hearings set for Tuesday

WaPo: Obama's Lawyer Connected to Controversial Program
Washington Times: Obama's culture war: Thomas Perrelli
Bloomberg: Obama to Maintain Practice of Naming Donors to Ambassador Posts

Politico: Blunt rejoins GOP leadership
Roll Call: Blunt to Play Leadership Role

Digital Journal: Obama to Honor McCain on Inauguration Eve
David Ignatius: Mr. Cool's Centrist Gamble

Dallas MN: Bush talks about unfinished business and his legacy
Houston Chronicle: Bush says he'll return to Texas 'with my head held high'
NYT: For Bush and His Staff, a Season of the Lasts
Houston Chronicle: Bush endures stormy present, counting on history's judgment

NYDN: Vice President Dick Cheney divisive? That's probably okay by him


NYT: At Key Moment, Diverse G.O.P. Leadership Choice
McClatchy: Dawn of Obama era forces Republicans to take stock
Philadelphia Inquirer/Polman: Bush damaged party in two fundamental ways


Buffalo News: NY GOP meets in Buffalo to regroup

NYT: Paterson and Kennedy Meet to Discuss Senate
NY Post: Caroline, Gov Finally Powwow
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy interviewed by Gov. Paterson for Hillary's Senate seat

NYT: A Governor With No Money Seeks to Improve the Peoples Health
Rochester D&C: New York's pension administrative costs soar
NY Post: Silver is Disin-Klein-ed
Buffalo News: Legislature still broken, seeks to avoid fiscal pain

Buffalo News: Kearns may challenge Brown for mayor


Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich to swear in Senate, then members start his trial
Chicago Sun-Times: Why blacks are refusing to condemn gov
Chicago Sun-Times: Gov's sickest charge of all

Chicago Tribune: Would-be senator offers 1st glimpse of his agenda
Politico: Burris may return to D.C. to demand seat
Fox: Burris Appointment Dispute Extends to White's Signature
David Broder: An Early Drubbing For Obama


Politico: GOP sees Franken as top public enemy
UPI: Franken draws scorn of Minn. GOP


Roll Call: Toomey Confirms Hes Looking at Statewide Bid
Post Chronicle: Matthews Not Running; Shapiro, Murphy Rise To Top

AP/Jackson: Candidates lining up to run for high court seat


Sacramento Bee: State offices will shut two Fridays a month
Sacramento Bee: Furlough announcement rattles many California state workers

AP/Williams: Ex-eBay chief largely unknown in 2010 race for governor
Times UK: Blondie, former eBay boss, wants to be new Arnie

McClatchy: Doolittle leaves Congress with a $45,000 pension at age 62


Houston Chronicle: Straus likely to bring new tone
San Antonio EN: Speaker-to-be has deep Republican roots
Dallas MN: Straus names chief of staff within the hour
Dallas MN: Hutchison praises consensus choice for Texas House speaker
Star-Telegram: Straus says public education will be 'job one' in Legislature

Lubbock AJ: With Craddick out, what's in store for West Texas?
MyWestTexas: Many remember Craddick as pioneering Republican

Dallas MN: Texans on the Bush team - where are they now?


Miami Herald: Florida Republicans reelect Jim Greer as chairman
Tallahassee Democrat: State GOP Chairman Greer wins new term with backing from Crist
AP: Fla. Republicans Re-Elect Greer As Chairman
Orlando Sentinel: Despite heat, Jim Greer keeps job as state's GOP chief

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Testing the waters for a Senate run
Daytona Beach N-J: After Jeb, nobody's on first

St. Petersburg Times: Florida officials seek $1-billion for Everglades
Sun Sentinel: Editorial: Encouraging to see big-name Republican buck spending trend


Cleveland PD: Sen. George Voinovich weighs seeking third term in U.S. Senate
Cleveland PD: Voinovich to tell donors about his plans Sunday night
Cleveland PD: Gov. Ted Strickland's gambling turnabout gives hope to casino industry


Detroit FP: No decision yet on governor's race, Patterson says
Detroit News: State budget cuts likely


Des Moines Register: Republicans choose Strawn to rebuild state party
Quad City Times: Strawn picked to head Iowa GOP
Iowa Independent: Strawn will lead Iowa GOP
Iowa Politics: New GOP Chair Strawn says communication, technology are key
AP/Glover: Strawn picked to head GOP


AP: Fahleson tapped as new Nebraska GOP chairman
Omaha World-Herald: 2010 vote, bailout talks dominate GOP meeting


Columbia Tribune: Hulshof, Steelman eye Senate
AP/Lieb: Bond's announcement creates 2nd GOP scramble
News-Leader: Bond 'standing back' from successor talk
St. Louis PD: Christopher "Kit" Bond will leave unconventional shoes to fill
St. Louis PD: Emerson bows out of any race for Bond's seat
KC Star: Emerson will pass up Senate race

News-Leader: Blunt brought change to Missourians -- whether they liked it or not
News-Leader: Timeline for Blunt's gubernatorial term
St. Louis PD: Jay Nixon to be inaugurated as Missouri governor on Monday

St. Joseph N-P: Missouri may lose seat in Congress


Times-Picayune: Vitter getting busy with re-election bid

Times-Picayune: Money for healthcare, hurricane recovery top Jindal's cong. wish list
KATC: Jindal outlines goals to congressional delegation


Central Jersey: Christie's run gives state GOP fighting chance
Philadelphia Inquirer: Economy, N.J. budget top issues in governor's race
Courier Post: Christie entry wasn't handled all that well
Daily Record: Christie campaign off to bumpy start
AP/Mulvhill: Christie faces conservative challenge in party primary
UPI: Poll numbers may be bad news for N.J. gov
PolitickerNJ: Poll: Corzine leads Christie, but continues to struggle for voter approval


AP/Robinson: Perdue takes office as first female NC governor


AP/Martin: Daniels preparing for scaled-back inauguration


Atlanta JC: Lawmakers confront host of issues
AP/Bluestein: Budget could help heal GOP divide in Georgia


Louisville Courier-Journal: McConnell reflects on Senate career


Oregonian: Former state Rep. Bob Tiernan to lead Oregon GOP


NYT: U.S. Inquiry Goes On in New Mexico


Memphis CA: Tennessee gubernatorial candidates get an early jump on 2010
Chattanooga TFP: Wamp welcomes Haslam to race
KnoxNews: State GOP to work on gaining power
Chattanooga TFP: Costly spill cleanup spurs debate over who pays
NYT: In Nashville, a Ballot Measure That May Quiet All but English


WaPo: Budget Cuts Are Focus for Md., Va.: Legislators Meet This Week
Martinsville Bulletin: McAuliffe to donate his salary if he is elected Va. governor


Anchorage DN: Alaska delegation has new look
Fairbanks News-Miner: Sen. Begich gets warm welcome in D.C. from Murkowski, Young
Anchorage DN: Column on Levi Johnston generates heat


January 10, 2009



WaPo: Bush Prepares Request for Rest Of Bailout Funds
NYT: Plan to Jump-Start Economy With No Manual
NYT: Jobless Rate Hits 7.2%, a 16-Year High
WaPo: Lawmakers Push for AMT Protection in Stimulus Bill
LA Times: The failure of our 401(k)s
WSJ: Frank Seeks TARP Funds for Foreclosures
WSJ: TARP Oversight Panel Urges Transparency, Accountability
Arizona Republic: Ex-HUD chief sees recovery in 2010

WaPo: Obama's Attorney General Pick Faces Growing Criticism
LA Times: Senate panel wants testimony about Eric Holder
McClatchy: Senate approval of Obama's Cabinet won't be slam-dunk
Politico: Warner bucks GOP-ers, backs Holder

LA Times: Hilda Solis deflects Republican questions over union issues
NYT: Republicans Criticize Soliss Support for Union Bill
NYT: With Senate Hearing, Preparing for Change at Top of Labor Dept.
NYT: Departing Secretary of Labor Fends Off Critics
Politico: Labor nominee pressed on union ties

WSJ: Intelligence Team Is Break From Bush
WSJ: Let's Give the CIA Its Due: Terrorists haven't been 'lucky' here since 9/11
WaPo: Obama Under Pressure On Interrogation Policy
WaPo: Dems signal CIA interrogators not held responsible
NYT: Editorial: Leon Panetta: Not a Company Man
NYT: When a C.I.A. Nominee Urged a New York Coup
Washington Times: Hayden: Panetta can learn from CIA staff
American Spectator: Panetta the Spy
WaPo: Feinstein grabs spotlight, committee reins
AP: Biographical info on Sen. Dianne Feinstein

WSJ: President Gulliver's Lawyer: A nominee who wants to tie down the executive branch

Atlanta JC: CNNs Sanjay Gupta vs. Michael Moore
Politico: Despite TV, little known about Gupta

NYDN: Gen. Colin Powell: I won't take job in President-elect Barack Obama's White House

NYT: House Passes 2 Measures on Job Bias
AP: House roll call on an equal pay bill
AP: House roll call on a bill to reverse 2007 ruling

WaPo: Justices Will Hear Challenge to Voting Rights Act
NYT: Supreme Court Takes Voting Rights Case

WSJ: 'Libel Tourism' Threatens Free Speech

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

Fox: Palin: Katie Couric 'Not the Center of Everyone's Universe'
WaPo: Palin: Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?


WaPo: More Senate Republican Retirements?
WaPo: The Friday Line: 10 for 2010

Haley Barbour: The Republican Revival Will Start in the States

Rush Limbaugh: Stop Playing Defense, GOP
Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama: Nave or Devious?

Idaho Statesman: Who will lead the GOP?
Politico: Duncan strains to keep rivals at bay
Idaho Statesman: RNC chairman defends House Republicans' 'no' votes on Bush's plan

American Spectator: The Importance of Jack Kemp


Rasmussen: New Yorkers Give Governor Good Marks But Frown On Tax Hikes

Politico: Palin: Kennedy qualified, experienced
AP/Gormley: Palin: Is Kennedy getting 'kid glove' treatment?
NY Post: Caroline would best King: Poll
Buffalo News: Mayor Brown gets questionnaire for U.S. Senate seat

NY Post: Bloomberg ducks GOP talk

Buffalo News: Malcolm Smith pledges to boost WNY economy


Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich vows to fight Senate trial is set to begin Jan. 26
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich defends actions in helping people
Chicago Tribune: 3 Chicago Democrats in House didn't vote to impeach Blagojevich
Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois House votes to impeach Gov. Blagojevich
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich: 'I will continue to fight everyday'
Chicago Sun-Times: What's next in Gov. Blagojevich impeachment process?
Chicago Sun-Times: Allegations levied against Blagojevich
WSJ: Illinois House Impeaches Governor
NYT: Illinois House Impeaches Governor
WaPo: Blagojevich Answers Impeachment Vote
Washington Times: Blagojevich faces impeachment trial

Chicago Tribune: Supreme Court ruling gives Burris the Senate seat, attorney says
CNN: Illinois high court rules in favor of Roland Burris appointment to vacant Senate seat
Chicago Sun-Times: Durbin: Senate won't seat Burris without signature
Bloomberg: Durbin Says Court Ruling Doesnt Resolve Burris Senate Dispute
AP/Robinson: Durbin: No Burris Senate seat without signature
Politico: Dems stew in botched Burris imbroglio
Hill: Burris claims Senate victory but obstacles remain


Star Tribune: Coleman: Limbo hurts constituents
AP/Frommer: Coleman: Democrats blocking constituent service
NYT: Minnesotas Lone Senator Shoulders New Workload
Politico: Franken emerges as GOP Public Enemy No. 1
Star Tribune: Norm Coleman: 1 house, 14 years, 12 debt terms
Star Tribune: Poll on recount: Coleman should concede


Public Radio Capital News: Matthews decision creates an opening for Democrats


WSJ: CA's Gold Rush Has Been Reversed: Entrepreneurs are fleeing heavy taxes in the state
WSJ: California to Close Offices Twice a Month Amid Budget Crisis
LA Times: Borrowing $23.3 billion for state budget won't be easy, analyst says


El Paso Times: New Texas House speaker to work with El Paso legislators
Dallas MN: GOP pals ensure decent digs for dethroned Craddick

Hill: Hutchison could cause Texas-sized trouble with gubernatorial run


Miami Herald: Florida legislators near deal on closing $2B budget hole
PNJ: Dems, GOP at odds over Fla. budget cuts
Daytona Beach News-Journal: State lawmakers hope for stimulus rescue
Florida Times-Union: Negotiations begin to shape budget bill

Miami Herald: Florida GOP chairman likely to be relected
Palm Beach Post: State GOP chair's job seems safe despite critics of lavish spending
Naples Daily News: State GOP meets in Orlando this weekend

Fox: Florida Conservatives Fight for Repeal of Transgender Restroom Rule


WaPo: Unpaid Taxes Hurting Virginia: Delinquencies Total $1.4 Billion


NYT: Challenges Ahead in 2009


WSJ: Baltimore Mayor Dixon is Indicted on 12 Counts
NYT: Baltimore Mayor Indicted in Theft and Perjury Case
AP/Nuckles: Baltimore mayor indicted on theft, perjury charges
Baltimore Sun: Mayor Sheila Dixon indicted
Baltimore Sun: Statement from Mayor Sheila A. Dixon
Baltimore Sun: List of charges against Mayor Sheila Dixon
Baltimore Sun: Mayor's supporters underwhelmed by case


AP/Gamboa: Missouri senator's exit alters political landscape
KC Star: Bond denies that decision against seeking re-election was abrupt
Post-Dispatch: Comeback defined Bond's career of tenacity

News-Leader: Cole most likely to chair state GOP

KC Star: Gov.-elect Jay Nixon vows to sidestep the pitfalls of his predecessors


Des Moines Register: Strawn appears headed to GOP post
Politico: Iowa GOP chair contest a photo finish


NM Independent: Yates announces candidacy for N.M. GOP chairman


Tennessean: GOP can't agree on top state constitutional officers
KnoxNews: Panel decides not to recommend candidates


January 9, 2009



NYT: Obama Presses for Action on the Economy
Bloomberg: Obama Uses Poll, Focus Groups to Sell Stimulus Plan to Congress
US News: Republican Leaders Endorse Notion of Stimulus, but Warn of Cost, Haste
SF Chronicle: Conservatives' thoughts on stimulus package
WaPo: Geithner Preparing Overhaul Of Bailout
WSJ: Geithner's Track Record Cuts Two Ways
WaPo: Obama Cites Grim Economy At Start, as Past Presidents Have
NYT: Senate Allies Fault Obama on Stimulus
Hill: Dems and Obama split on taxes
Politico: Doubts arise over Obama stimulus plan
WSJ: Exxon CEO Advocates Emissions Tax
Bloomberg: U.S. Ban Being Lifted on Oil Shale in Wyoming, Utah
NYT: Bill Easing Unionizing Is Under Heavy Attack
NYT: Citi Reaches Deal With Lawmakers on Home Loans
WaPo: Citigroup Reaches Deal With Lawmakers on Home Loans
WaPo: Lenders Backlogged By Refinancing Rush
WaPo: Teamsters Union Approves Wage Cuts for Truckers
WSJ: Bankruptcy Rules Thwart the Recovery
NYT: Obama Is Urged to Open High-Tech Exports
US News: Why Obama Will 'Own' the Recession
EJ Dionne: Obama's Big-Tent Stimulus
Kathleen Parker: Why some old economic formulas simply no longer work
David Brooks: The Confidence Surplus
NY Post: Editorial: Mortgaging America
Rush Limbaugh: Insane Obama Plan: The Biggest Economic Blunder in Our History
Rush Limbaugh: Why 40% Pay No Fed Income Tax

LA Times: Eric Holder pushed for controversial clemency
Orlando Sentinel: Obama pick's role in '99 clemency case revealed
Politico: Holder may need one Republican vote

WSJ: Daschle Says U.S. Needs Health-Care Overhaul
NYT: Daschle Lays Out a Plan to Overhaul Health Care
NYT: Editorial: Cuddly Welcome for Mr. Daschle
WSJ: 'Alternative' Medicine Is Mainstream
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Move to National Health Care
Hill: Conyerss opposition to Gupta is connected to Michael Moore

WaPo: Obama Taps CIA Veteran Brennan As Adviser On Terror
WaPo: Obama Selects 4 More Senior Defense Officials

WSJ: Secrets of Solis: The Labor nominee's ballot history
NYT: A Difficult Road Awaits Panetta at the C.I.A.
WaPo: Obama Team Asks Congress to Postpone Digital TV Switch

WSJ: Panel Steps Up Criticism of Treasury Over TARP
NYT: Treasurys Oversight of Bailout Is Faulted
WSJ: Drug Industry Critic Joins the FDA
NYT: Editorial: Census Crunch Time

WSJ: Wall Street Is Big Donor to Inauguration
Larry Sabato: Inaugurations Past and Present
WSJ: Business Warms to Obama, but Frictions Loom on Climate
NYT: No Surprises in Electoral Tally

Breitbart: A Revealing Interview With Sarah Palin (with video)
Politico: Palin: Media goes easy on Kennedy
NYDN: Sarah Palin declares 'class' war against Caroline Kennedy, Tina Fey and Katie Couric
Howard Kurtz: Online, Sarah Palin Has Unkind Words for the Press

Fox: House Speaker Pelosi Gets Second Shot at Pushing Her Agenda
USA Today: Blue Dog Democrats barter for tighter spending limits
Politico: The 'old McCain' is back

John Fund: Pelosi Turns Back the Clock on House Reform: Moderate Democrats frozen out
Peggy Noonan: Mere Presidents: American leaders are mortal, not magical
NYT/Greenhouse: The Chief Justice on the Spot
Kim Strassel: Burris, Franken: A Tale of Two Would-Be Senators
Charles Krauthammer: Endgame in Gaza
Dana Milbank: Pompousness and Circumstance
Michelle Malkin: Who's Afraid of Joe the Journalist?

WSJ: Trial Lawyer Bonanza: Off and suing with the 111th Congress

AP: Activists launch Web site to deny campaign cash to opponents of public election financing


NRO: First Hurdle for Aspiring RNC Chairs: Getting on the Ballot
Robert Duncan: The Need for the RNC
PoliGazette: College Republicans Endorse Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair
Amanda Carpenter: Blackwell's Case for RNC Chair
Life News: Pro-Life Advocates Back Ken Blackwell for National Republican Party Chairman
Citizen Link: Dr. Dobson Supports Blackwell to Lead RNC
Steve Mitchell: Anuzis has right stuff to lead GOP
Kathleen Parker: The men vying to lead GOP out of the wilderness
Planet Jackson Hole: Larimer seeks RNC co-chair
Amanda Carpenter: Current RNC Chairman Defends Losing Record
NRO: Highlights and Lowlights from the RNC Chair Debate
Human Events: Who's Up and Whos Down After RNC Chairman Debate?

WSJ: Obama Names Tim Kaine to Succeed Dean as DNC Chair
WaPo: Obama Names Kaine as DNC Chair
Politico: Obama snubs Dean


NYT: For G.O.P. in Albany, the Spoils Are Going Away
Buffalo News: Senate leader to meet Brown, other Democratic mayors; vows to expand list
AP/Virtanen: Moves under way at NY Capitol
Elizabeth Benjamin: The Big State Senate Schlep
Village Voice: Tenants Jeer for New Housing Chair Espada
Village Voice: Habemus Corruptio! Senates Dems' Deal Settled

NYT: Seeking Clintons Seat, Would-Be Senators Provide Exhaustive Background Details
Rasmussen: Kennedy Leads King by 18 But Vulnerabilities Linger
AP: With her Senate bid, Kennedy is seen as role model for moms re-entering the work force
Daily News: Caroline Kennedy's inexperience weighs big on Gov. Paterson's mind
American Spectator: They Don't Make Kennedys Like They Used To
Albany TU: Is Gillibrand a Senate dark horse?

Albany TU: Paterson once arrested over Rockefeller drug law reform

NY Post: Former GOPer Mike Wants to Get Back In
NYT: City Employee Pay Is Outpacing Private Sector, Report Says


WSJ: Illinois Panel Recommends Impeachment
WaPo: Panel Hears Burris, Votes To Impeach Ill. Governor
Fox: Illinois Legislative Committee Recommends Impeachment of Blagojevich
Chi Sun-Times: House panel votes unanimously to recommend Blagojevich's impeachment
Chicago Tribune: House panel unanimously approves report accusing Gov. Rod Blagojevich
NYT: Panel Recommends Impeaching Blagojevich
Chicago Tribune: Lawyers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich want U.S. attorney off case
Chicago Sun-Times: Ex-advisor to panel: Order Blago to get psych evaluation

Chicago Tribune: Roland Burris asked ex-Rod Blagojevich aide about Senate seat
Chicago Tribune: Burris called Blagojevich aide to try to get nephew state job
CQ Politics: Early Illinois Primary Would Give Burris Just Months to Prove Himself


Pioneer Press: Senate saga's next chapter is handed to Page
CQ Politics: Senate Democrats May Seat Franken Before Coleman Lawsuit Is Resolved
American Thinker: Why Soros wants Norm Coleman out of the Senate
Dick Morris: Franken's funny business
Al Conason: Al Franken stole the election? Prove it or shut up
Nation: The Big Lie on Al Franken
Pioneer Press: Minnesota lawmakers to push runoff elections for close statewide races
AP: Texas filing seeks to put off suit tied to Coleman
Politico: Norm Coleman's housing woes

NYT: Minnesota: Plea in Republican Convention Case


Philadelphia Inquirer: Chris Matthews happy where he is


WSJ: California's Plans to Close Gap Become More Drastic
LA Times: Editorial: A California budget -- or else

John Fund: Feinstein Hunts Alone: Dianne speaks her mind

AP/Lin: CA court refuses to hear lawsuit challenging state Democrats' plan to raise taxes


AP: Texas man pleads guilty in RNC case


AP/Farrington: Key Fla. Senate race a toss-up without Jeb Bush
St. Petersburg Times: Other Democrats wait as CFO Sink ponders Senate bid
WUSF: Dems May Have Senate Edge

Miami Herald: Florida Forever land protection faces budget ax


Star Ledger: Christopher Christie files to run for New Jersey governor
NYT: Christie, Former U.S. Attorney, Enters Governors Race in New Jersey
AP/Delli Santi: Christie opens bid for governor on GOP ticket
CQ Politics: GOPs Christie Adds His Name in N.J. Governor Race
Trentonian: The perfect political storm will deny Christie


St. Louis PD: Kit Bond won't seek 5th term as Missouri senator in 2010
Kansas City Star: Bonds announcement opens a race for 2010
AP/Lieb: Republican Missouri Sen. Kit Bond declines to seek fifth term in 2010
KC Star: Lawmakers react to Sen. Bonds announcement
KC Star: Bonds impact on federal money to KC will be remembered


NYT: Ex-Senator Ends Effort to Withdraw Guilty Plea


WSJ: New Mexico Vindication: Remember that U.S. Attorneys hoohah?
Scripps: Sidelined Richardson may be in trouble


Knoxville News: Republicans off and running for governor
Tennessean: Candidates brace for long, costly Tennessee governor race


January 8, 2009



WSJ: Stimulus Plans Intact, Despite Big Deficit
LA Times: Political wrangling bogs down economic stimulus package
WSJ: The Deficit Spending Blowout
NYT: $1.2 Trillion Deficit Forecast as Obama Weighs Options
NYT: Budget Shortfalls Put States in Same Gloomy Straits
NYT: Obama Says He Will Seek Overhaul of Retiree Spending
Washington Times: Entitlements on the line as deficit rises
WaPo: Lawmakers and Financial Experts Question Obama's Tax Cuts
WaPo: 2008 Leaves Pensions Underfunded
Politico: Obama, Dems face hard sell on stimulus
George Will: End Run On the Treasury

WaPo: Obama Assembles Powerful West Wing
CQ Politics: Emanuel: Democratic Warriors Bipartisan Side
NYT: Daschle to Face Tough Questions on Competition in Health Insurance
Hill: Tom Daschle returning to new Senate
NYT: Clinton Is Moving to Fill Senior Posts at State Dept.
NYT: Obama Is Reported Set to Revise Counterterrorism Efforts
WSJ: Obama's Pick to Lead CIA Clears Key Hurdle
TNR: The Secret History Of Leon Panetta And Dianne Feinstein
Politico: Dems circle wagons around Holder
Washington Times: Holder hearings won't be 'smooth sailing'
CNN: Obama appointee Holder to face bruising confirmation fight
WSJ: Fed Moves Closer to Picking Geithner's Successor
WSJ: SEC Nominee to Face Tough Questions at Confirmation Hearing
NYT: F.D.I.C. Head Seen as Likely to Keep Job
WSJ: Obama's Regulatory Czar Likely to Set a New Tone
WSJ: FDA Outlays for Morale-Boosting Draw Fire From Lawmakers
WSJ: SEIU Plans to Spend Big on Its Agenda
WSJ: Steel's 'Buy America' Ploy

Politico: Cantor to focus on GOP message
WaPo: Despite Majority, Senate Leader Has Rough Start
Hill: A familiar McCain back on old stomping ground
Politico: McCain unveils new PAC
NYT: McCain Starts Country First PAC
Hill: McCain, Feingold reunite to battle earmarks
Hill: Blue Dogs are taking a leap of fiscal faith
Tulsa World: Cole picked for House Appropriations Committee
CQ Politics: Republicans Maneuver for Position on Appropriations
Hill: Reid plans weekend session

Karl Rove: President Bush Tried to Rein In Fan and Fred
Ann Coulter: This Is the Downer We've Been Waiting For!
Dick Morris: Tyranny of the tax-exempt

Washington Times: Republicans seek to bar Fairness Doctrine's return

CQ Politics: FEC Chairman Outlines Priorities, Money Needs

WaPo: Bush Hosts Once and Future Presidents at the White House
AP/Feller: Obama hails 'extraordinary' moment with presidents
Dallas MN: Bushes to stop in Midland on way back to Crawford ranch
Politico: Cheney: I'm actually 'lovable'

WaPo: Romney Rejoins Marriott Board

Jimmy Carter: Gaza: An Unnecessary War

Buffalo News: Jack Kemp undergoing treatment for cancer
LA Times: Former VP nominee, GOP Rep. Jack Kemp has cancer


Washington Times: Anuzis, Dawson favored to head RNC
NRO: Who's the Next RNC Chair? Depends on Who You Ask
Charleston City Paper: RNC Race: Ohio Talks Trash About S.C. GOP
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Greer backs Steele in RNC showdown
Politico: Greer: Steele 'can be a visionary'
Jim Greer: GOP must reject racially divisive rhetoric
MSNBC: Gunning for a new RNC
John Fund: Bush Mutiny: GOP: Bailouts R Not Us


NYT: Governor Says New York Is in a Perilous Situation
Daily News: New York's state? 'Perilous,' says Gov. Paterson, in State of the State address
NY Post/Dicker: Wrong Address, Gov.: Dull Speech Blows Shot At Serious Change
Buffalo News: Paterson offers stark assessment of state's plight
Albany TU: Paterson: reform Rockefeller drug laws
NYT: Editorial: Moving Forward in Hard Times

NYT: Role Reversal in the Senate, and Emotions Run High
AP: Democrats officially take control of State Senate
Albany TU: New era dawning for Democrats in Senate
Albany TU: Smith: Deal set for majority
LifeHudson: Skelos, On Life In the Minority

NY Post: Defiant Hiram Joins Senate
NYT: New Senator, Under Fire, Appears Cool and Collected

MSNBC: Pete King vs. Caroline Kennedy Battle Looms
Buffalo News: Brown snubbed on questionnaire on US Senate post


Chicago Tribune: Senate's Democratic majority clears path for Roland Burris
WSJ: Democrats Retreat on Burris
NYT: Senate Democrats Open Way to Seat Burris
WSJ: Burris Unbanished: Democrats receive a lesson in Constitutional law
WaPo: Senate Appointee Makes Inroads: Leaders Define Steps for Burris
Hill: CBC unanimously backs Burris
Politico: Dem leaders battered by Hurricane Burris
Dana Milbank: Democratic Senators Yield to Burris

WSJ: Blagojevich Objects to Release of Wiretaps to Impeachment Panel
ChiTrib: Illinois impeachment panel bristles at report of Rod Blagojevich's hiring practices
Chicago Sun-Times: Govs wifes job? Raise money to repay state-backed deal

Chicago Sun-Times: Daley's clout deal puts homeless shelter in the red


Star Tribune: Senates ruling on Burris affects seating Franken

Pioneer Press: Pawlenty's State of the State set for Jan. 15
Pioneer Press: As lawmakers assemble, a few sparks begin to fly
Pioneer Press: Pawlenty calls on leaders to ease state crisis
Pioneer Press: Efficiency report details savings for state


Philadelphia Inquirer: Chris Matthews bows out of Senate run
Philadelphia Daily News: Matthews to stay on the 'Ball'
WaPo: After Eyeing a Senate Run, Chris Matthews to Stay at MSNBC
Reuters: MSNBC's Chris Matthews won't run for Senate
Politico: Matthews isn't running for Senate


SF Chronicle: Governor, legislative leaders to talk budget
AP/Lawrence: Schwarzenegger to restart stalled budget talks
Sacramento Bee: Time to end budget feuds, governor says
LA Times: Schwarzenegger proposes 5 fewer school days
Sacramento Bee: Californians battle swamped state phone lines to get jobless benefits
SF Chronicle: Black support for Prop. 8 called exaggeration


OregonLive: Snodgrass, Tiernan compete for Oregon GOP job


Dallas MN: Next speaker of Texas House says he plans power sharing
AP/Castro: Straus's record shows moderate, independent side
Dallas MN: Q&A with likely next speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus
Dallas MN: Gov. Perry 'strong supporter' of speaker-to-be Straus'
Dallas MN: Craddick allies urging support of Straus - with Craddick's blessing
Austin AS: Two numbers made Craddick defeat possible
Austin AS: How the House speaker's race was won

Hill: Hutchison could cause Texas-sized trouble with gubernatorial run


Tampa Tribune: Republican Leaders Poised To Consider Tax Reforms
Florida Times-Union: Budget plans to be voted on today

St. Petersburg Times: Grand jury may investigate House Speaker Sansom


AP: Joe the Plumber to become a war correspondent


Detroit FP: Partisan shift expected in Michigan Supreme Court
Detroit News: Michigan Supreme Court to swear in newest justice
AP/Eggert: Mich. court to choose new chief in public view
Detroit News: Patterson explores run for governor
Detroit News: Jobless claims overwhelm state


WaPo: Kaine Pushes Expansion of In-Person Early Voting
WaPo: The Challenge: Cutting $3 Billion From 2-Year Budget
WaPo: Democrats' Inaugural Ball Waltzes Past Fundraiser Law


WSJ: Richardson's Stumble on U.S. Stage Erodes Clout at Home
AP/Massey: Richardson adviser worked for firm feds probing


AP/LaCorte: Budget deficit looms largest


Tennessean: Candidates brace for long, costly runs for governor
Memphis Flyer: Knoxville Mayor Haslam, an Early-Bird Candidate for Gov., Visits Memphis
ChattTFP: Haslam says GOP governor race primary will cost candidates at least $5 million
ChattTFP: Former Tennessee Sen. Bill Brock endorses Rep. Wamp for governor
AP: Ford: Too early to decide on Tenn. governor's race


Hartford Courant: Rell: Deep Cuts Needed To Balance State Budget


AP/Delli Santi: Christie flirts with NJ gov bid


Worcester Telegram: DiMasi re-elected speaker under ethics shadow


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March 1-7, 2007

February 22-28, 2007

February 15-21, 2007

February 7-14, 2007

February 1-7, 2007

January 22-31, 2007

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

December 22-31, 2006

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

November 2006