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July 21, 2009


WaPo: GOP Focuses Effort To Kill Health Bills
LA Times: Smelling blood, Steele and RNC escalate assault on Obama's healthcare plan
WaPo: Michael Steele, the Health Care "Experiment" and Anxiety Politics
WaPo: Industry Cash Flowed To Drafters of Reform: Baucus Is a Leading Recipient
Politico: Left targets Baucus on public option
WSJ: Democrats Ready To Deal on Health
WSJ: Ten Questions on the Health-Care Overhaul
Wash Times: Mayo Clinic calls House plan bad medicine
Wash Times: On health care, Blue Dogs may wag tails
Human Events: Contact the Blue Dogs
Hill: Push to ban federal cash for abortion
CQ Politics: Health Bill: Big Lobbying Fight Means Big Money
CQ Politics: RNC Launches Health Care Ad
American Thinker: Racial Preferences in the Democrats' Health Care Bill
WSJ: Repealing Erisa
NYT: Democrats May Limit Tax Increases for Health Care Plan
NYT: Obama Restarts Push on Health Care Agenda
Wm Kristol: Kennedy: Lets Ration Health Care
WaPo: Kristol Rallies Republicans to 'Go for the Kill' on Health-Care Reform
NYT: Lobbies Adopt Tone of Accord With President
Hill: Obama is good for K Street lobbyists
David Brooks: Liberal Suicide March
Dana Milbank: Health Care for Dummies
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Hurry Up to Pass Subprime Socialized Health Care

Rasmussen: 2012 Match-ups: Obama, Romney Tied at 45%; Obama 48%, Palin 42%
Politico: Poll: Public losing trust in President Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Birth Certificate Issue Bubbles Up

WSJ: GOP Targets Backers of Climate Bill

CQ Politics: Sotomayor Vote Will Wait While GOP Deliberates
Pat Buchanan: Why No Evangelical Justice?

WSJ: Bernanke Heads to Congress Battling Calls to Tame the Fed
Ben Bernanke: The Feds Exit Strategy
WSJ: Treasury Is Criticized Over TARP
Wash Times: Watchdog: TARP tab could hit $24 trillion
NYT: Obamas Strategy to Reverse Manufacturings Fall

NYT: 9/11 Case Could Bring Broad Shift on Civil Suits
NYT: Panel Misses Deadline in Reviewing Guantnamo
Hill: Obama administration confident on Guantanamo
WaPo: Reports on U.S. Detention Policy Will Be Delayed

Wash Times: Probe of contractors linked to Murtha gets boost

Rep. Michele Bachmann: ACORN Involvement Undermines Confidence in Census

Wash Times: White House beefs up legal staff

WSJ: Obama Hones Immigration Policy

Mark Tapscott: Would Obama's America return to the Moon?

James Taranto: The Cronkite Tragedy

NYT: U.S. Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving

WSJ: Minority Turnout Was Critical to Obama's Election, Data Show
NYT: 2008 Surge in Black Voters Nearly Erased Racial Gap

Politico: A Liz Cheney campaign?

Politico: Mary Matalin helps turn the pages

CQ Politics: Democrats Best GOP in Midyear Senate Money Chase

CQ Politics: Pelosi's Door Revolves for Top Lobbyist


NY Post: Idle Sens. found time for money: Raised $1.6M during coup
Newsday: Voters angered by Senate deadlock
Buffalo News: New York's voters angry over Senate debacle, poll shows
NYDN: Majority of voters intend on showing their anger toward State Sens. in voting booth
NYT: Maloney Apologizes for Repeating Slur
NYT: Comptrollers Report Reveals Drop in State Revenues
NYT: Paterson to Negotiate Personally With Silverstein
Hill: Candidates line up to replace McHugh
Politico: Murphys new gig


Star-Ledger: Christie introduces Monmouth Sheriff Kim Guadagno as GOP lt. gov. candidate
NYT: New Jersey G.O.P. Candidate Picks Woman as His No. 2
AP/Delli Santi: NJ gov candidate picks sheriff as GOP running mate
Paul Mulshine: Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno: Property-tax promise goes by the boards


Politico: BET co-founder endorses Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor
AP/Lewis: Billionaire backs McDonnell
Richmond TD: Deeds unveils tax-refund plan


LA Times: Budget accord reached
SacBee: A deal -- at last
SF Chronicle: State leaders have tentative plan to fix budget
Mercury News: Budget breakthrough solves California's long fiscal nightmare
WSJ: California Budget Deal Closes $26 Billion Gap
NYT: California Reaches Budget Deal, With Billions Cut
Dan Walters: Another tricky budget devised for California


Wash Times: Texas prepares for Hutchison-Perry battle
Rasmussen: Most Texas Voters Say Economy is Bad, Getting Worse


Miami Herald: 3 Crist appointees could shape U.S. Sugar deal
St. Pete Times: Kottkamp says he wants to fight crime as attorney general
Miami Herald: Finalists named for U.S. attorney, marshal


AJC: Perdue open to restarting water talks with governors
AJC: Georgia's docs in Congress influence health care debate
Politics Daily: Jimmy Carter Leaves Church Over Treatment of Women


Chicago Sun-Times: Kirk to run for Obama's old Ill. Senate seat
Chicago Tribune: U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk officially in Senate race
CQ Politics: Kirk Enters Illinois Senate Race
CQ Politics: Democrats See Illinois House Seat as Open Door
Chicago Sun-Times: Kirk's ex-wife: 'He'll make a great senator'
Daily Herald: State Sen. Garrett won't run, but others eye Kirk's Congressional seat

Chicago Tribune: Contributions to Gov. Pat Quinn soar to more than $860,000


Politico: Tim Pawlenty readies for national stage


PA Ave: Toomey hits Specter, Specter whacks Sestak
Politico: Rendell wants Sestak to ditch Senate bid
Examiner: Pa. budget still in gridlock; employee checks halted


Politico: John Kasich has little to say on budget
Cleveland PD: Strickland signs state budget bill but uses line-item veto 61 times


Detroit News: Businessman Rick Snyder launches bid for Mich. gov
Detroit FP: Businessman expected to join governor's race
Mlive: Does Rick Snyder have shot at GOP nomination for governor?


AP/Hanna: Kansas GOP leader moves to run for elections post


NYT: West Virginia Coal Miners Group Urges Tennessee Boycott
Tennessean: Parties fight over Tennessee's 2010 vote


Politico: DeMint responds to 'straw man' attack


Politico: Republican stays neutral on John Ensign's future


July 20, 2009


WaPo: Poll Shows Obama Slipping on Key Issues
WaPo: Washington Post-ABC News Poll
Fred Barnes: The Obama Agenda Bogs Down
Jed Babbin: The facts are what they are, and even Obama is stuck with them

WSJ: Democrats' New Worry: Their Own Rich Voters
Politico: Nancy Pelosi: Make millionaires pay for health care
Politico: Sebelius: Tax on wealthy is 'legitimate'
AP/Espo: RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care
AP/Ohlemacher: Obama targets rich to fund health care
WSJ: Doctors' Payments Snag Health Bill
WSJ: Centrists Seek to Slow Health Bill Timetable
WaPo: As Skepticism on Health Reform Mounts, Obama Will Intensify His Efforts
NYT: Governors Fear Medicaid Costs in Health Plan
AP: Governors resist footing federal projects' bill
NYT: Health Bill Might Direct Tax Money to Abortion
NYT: White House Less Firm on Date for Health Care Bill
WSJ: The AMA signs its members up to be civil servants
CQ Politics: Pivotal Week Ahead for Health Bill
Hill: Deficits, taxes dominate healthcare debate
Human Events: Will Blue Dogs Sit on Healthcare?

Gov. Bobby Jindal: 'A trillion here, a trillion there'
WaPo: Spotlight to Shine Again on Jindal, Perhaps Briefly

Hill: Lobbyists lining up for shot at climate bill
WaPo: Chemicals That Eased One Woe Worsen Another
Wash Times: Eco-friendly light bulbs flip switch on problems
Wash Times: Pickens tilts for windmills: Sees natural gas as transition fuel

NYT: Senators Spar Over Identity Politics and Sotomayor
WSJ: 'Empathy' Takes a Knock in Confirmation Hearings
Human Events: Sotomayor Stealth Stance on Abortion Criticized
Human Events: McConnell Announces He Will Oppose Sotomayor Nomination

Politico: Mitch McConnell takes on Peter Orszag over stimulus

Politico: White House's $50B foreclosure plan a bust so far
WSJ: Why Toxic Assets Are So Hard to Clean Up
Politico: Washington doesn't feel the pinch of the recession

WSJ: The New Old 'Card Check'
WSJ: Nominees Signal More Regulation

WSJ: U.S. Weighs Special Team of Terrorism Interrogators
WSJ: U.S. Expected to Miss Deadline on Detainee Policy

Ross Douthat: Race in 2028

American Spectator: Behind Closed Doors: The Walpin IG Firing

CQ Politics: Flake Wants Ethics Subcommittee Probe of PMA Charges

Human Events: Ted Kennedy: Forty Years after Chappaquiddick


NYDN: Attorney General Cuomo steaming over Gov. Paterson's state Dem pick
Albany TU: Senate Pork power rankings
NY Post: Gov's Ravitch bid 'illegal': Lundine
Hill: McHugh begins preparations for confirmation
Albany TU: Key role for Gillibrand in climate bill
Newsday: Schumer sounds alarm over 'sneak' GOP gun bill
NYDN: Sen. Schumer: I'll shoot down gun law
American Spectator: Sloppy Senates
LoHud: Spano has four times as much campaign cash as challenger


Star-Ledger: With lead in polls, Chris Christie keeps his messages simple
PolitickerNJ: Key Latino leader considers backing Christie
Tom Kean: Reform measures have been ignored
Philadelphia Inquirer: Have N.J. ethics laws curtailed illegal behavior?


Richmond TD: 2005 McDonnell-Deeds recount led to legislation, new safeguards
Roanoke Times: Deeds to detail his plan
AP/Lewis: PAC donations to governor candidates top $3 million


SacBee: Sunday budget meeting canceled; talks to resume today
Mercury News: California budget agreement delayed as 'wires crossed' in Sacramento
USA Today: California budget talks postponed
AP/Thompson: Final details left for discussion in Calif. budget
George Skelton: Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself
David Boies: Why Ted Olson and I are working to overturn California's Proposition 8
Dan Walters: Tauscher's congressional seat up for grabs


Houston Chronicle: Perry makes surprise visit to Texas troops in Iraq
Austin AS: Perry visits troops in Iraq
Star Telegram: Texas political campaigns are increasingly turning to new media
Austin AS: Unemployment insurance hovers over governors race


News-Press: Lt. Gov. Kottkamp to run for attorney general
Tampa Tribune: Kottkamp to run for Florida attorney general
AP: Fla. Lt. Gov. Kottkamp to run for attorney general
Miami Herald: Florida fundraising shows Democratic threat to GOP rule
News-Press: Beauty queen Prejean to drive discussion at Florida GOP gathering


AJC: Perdue: Corrective steps needed for budget


CPR: Kirk to Make 2010 Plans Official


Pioneer Press: Presidential poll finds Obama defeating Pawlenty in Minnesota


Politico: Arlen Specter takes hard line on Joe Sestak
Pittsburgh PG: U.S. attorney's critics need history lesson


Columbus Dispatch: Budget fallout key for Gov. Strickland
AP/Smyth: Painful budget leaves few people happy
Dayton Daily News: Senate hopefuls Ohio roots run deep


Mich M: Snyder, skewered by conservatives, readies bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination


AP/Mansfield: Tenn. senator urges TVA to produce more nuclear power
Tennessean: Ballot battles already forming


Charlotte Observer: Obama's approval rating dips in North Carolina


Gov. Mark Sanford: An apology, and a pledge
Hill: Sanford apologizes to South Carolina
Politico: Sanford channels Giuliani


Hill: After bashing K Street, Dodd mingles with lobbyists
Politico: Chris Dodd's denouncement of lobbyists raises eyebrows at NRSC


CQ Politics: D.A. Joins GOP Field for New Mexico Governor
Politico: N.M. governor's race takes shape


Las Vegas RJ: New poll reveals Ensign's status sinking
CQ Politics: Ensign's Numbers Fall Eight More Points


Anchorage Daily News: Palin packing up from governor's mansion
AP/Daly: Palin says tour of state expresses thanks
Wash Times: Palin: Alaska tour is thanks, not goodbye


July 19, 2009


Herald Tribune: GOP turns to Barbour
Fox: Mississippi Governor: GOP Should Work to Re-take White House in 2012
WaPo: Barbour's Efforts to Revive GOP May Also Boost Himself
WaPo: At Governors' Meeting, Budget Problems Are Inescapable
Sun Herald: Governors discuss stimulus packages
Jackson Clarion Ledger: Governors looking to upcoming elections

NYT: Defying Slump, 13 States Insure More Children
Peter Singer: Why We Must Ration Health Care

Kathleen Parker: The GOP's Sotomayor Sinkhole

Wash Times: Senate OKs bill on hate crimes

WaPo: Interviews Offer More Nuanced Look At Roles of CIA Contractors

NYT: Editorial: Trade and Climate

NYT: Editorial: Whats That Got to Do With Mr. Murtha?

CQ Politics: Vulnerable House Democrats Are Well-Funded

Examiner: Pat Buchanan: Affirmative action is reverse discrimination against white males


CQ Politics: Giuliani Would Be Strong Contender for Governor
Albany TU: Top Democrat Senate aide makes deal
NYT: Battling the Decay of Foreclosures


APP: Is Corzine campaign getting desperate?
Daily Record: Corzine campaign showing signs of obvious desperation


News-Virginian: McDonnell confident of victory in the fall
Richmond TD: Out-of-state groups pump $6 million into Va. gubernatorial race
AHN: Biden Stumps For Deeds In Virginia


SacBee: California budget deal taking shape
AP/Lawrence: Deal possible Sunday on California budget
LA Times: Higher costs could be unintended consequence of deep cuts
Dan Walters: Is now the right time build a railroad?
SacBee: Sacramento judges challenge state administrative agency


News-Journal: Hutchison, Perry set hectic spending pace through June


Miami Herald: Alex Sink's fundraising success could mean trouble for GOP
News-Press: Florida Sen. Martinez to vote for Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor
St. Pete Times: In Florida House District 45, GOP rivals line up allies


Salena Zito: The Sestak advantage
AP/Levy: Many exhaust jobless benefits in Pa.


WBRZ2: Jindal touts progress ... now


FWDN: Stutzman undaunted by big political hill to climb


CQ Politics: Ex-Speaker's Son Collects $87,000 For Illinois Campaign


July 18, 2009


WaPo: Three Republican Senators Back Sotomayor
Wash Times: GOP moderates back Sotomayor
NYT: Republicans Are Splitting on Sotomayor Confirmation
WSJ: The Supreme Court Kabuki Dance
WSJ: Sotomayor takes the Fifth on gun rights
Politico: Court tapes show blunt Sotomayor
James Taranto: Ethnic Etiquette: Confusion reigns over what's acceptable
Charles Blow: Losing the Races

WSJ: Centrists Seek to Slow Health Bill Timetable
NYT: Democrats Grow Wary as Health Bill Advances
Miami Herald: Conservative Democrats threaten to block health bill
WaPo: Alliances In Health Debate Splinter
WSJ: Their Own Medicine: Senators prefer the insurance they have
CQ Politics: Blue Dogs Show Teeth On Health Bill
Politico: DNC now targets House Democrats in health care push
WaPo: Obama Tries to Rally Lawmakers on Health-Care Legislation
NYT: Obama Presses Congress to Pass Health Care Plan
NYT: Obama Says Health Plan Wont Add to Deficit
John Fund: Obamas Velvet Fist
Rush Limbaugh: House Democrat Plan Outlaws Individual Private Health Insurance
WSJ: Budget Blow for Health Plan
WaPo: What's Next, Mr. President -- Cardigans?

WSJ: India and Climate Change

WaPo: House Panel to Investigate Canceled CIA Program
Hill: House to investigate whether CIA lied to Congress
Politico: Jan Schakowsky: Committee will investigate CIA
WaPo: House Will Investigate CIA's Handling of Canceled Program
WSJ: U.S. Weighs Special Team of Terrorism Interrogators

WSJ: Panel Probing Financial Crisis Has Wall Street Ties
NYT: Summers Says Stimulus Plan on Track Despite Job Losses
AP/Zibel: Tax breaks spur construction of new U.S. housing

Wash Times: Fired inspector general files lawsuit: Charges political motivation

John Lehman: Wasteful Defense Spending Is a Clear and Present Danger

WaPo: Immigration's Sideshow

NYT: Senate Votes to Add Sexual Orientation to Hate Crime Protections

WaPo: Surgeon General Pick's Stance on Abortion May Clash With Church's

NYT: State Tax Revenues at Record Low, Rockefeller Institute Finds

Anchorage Daily News: Palin wraps up term with bears, bills, travel and tweets
AP/Daly: Palin hailed in visit to western Alaska
Taragana: Gov. Sarah Palin hailed as she signs rural energy bill in Unalakleet
Texas4Palin: Beltway suddenly becomes more Palin-friendly
CBS: Palin Plans "Less Politically Correct" Twitter Account
AP/Pemberton: Alaska Gov. Palin promises "less politically correct" tweets once out of office
Politico: Fey nominated for Palin impression
NYT: Who Is Calling Whom a Quitter?
American Thinker: Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin Jealous
Rush Limbaugh: Wake Up, GOP! Liberals Fear Sarah Palin Because the Voters Love Her

WaPo: Fundraising Picks Up for GOP Senate Hopefuls
Fox: Key Senate Republicans Report Big Totals in New Fundraising Reports

Fox: Only Half of U.S. Governors Expected to Attend National Governors Meeting

NYT: A Conservative Organization Is Accused of Offering Help in a Labor Dispute for a Price

WSJ: Walter Cronkite, Broadcasting Legend, Dies at 92
Wash Times: Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, 92, dies at home
NYT: Walter Cronkite, Voice of TV News, Dies
NYT: Cronkites Signature: Approachable Authority
NYT: Memorable Reports by Walter Cronkite

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


NYT: In the New York Senate, Order Is Restored, but Decorum Isnt
Albany TU: Pork puts pressure on rules reform
NYT: Editorial: Now They Take a Vacation?
NYT: Senate Aide Admits to Forgery in Bid to Fire an Employee
NYDN: Gov. Paterson staffer Indira Noel pleads guilty to forgery tied to smear attempt
Albany TU: Top aide makes deal
Buffalo News: Albany politicos skirt protesters
Ed Koch: The Governors Best Man
CQ Politics: Reid Lends Clout to Gillibrand's Bid in New York
Rush Limbaugh: How Obama Health Care Plan Will Tax Average New Yorkers


Star-Ledger: Christie says he supports Sonia Sotomayor for U.S. Supreme Court


Hotline: Swift Boat Veterans For McDonnell?


WaPo: Md. GOP Considers Removing Chairman


SacBee: State workers union seeking strike option
California Progress Report: State Workers Will Vote For Strike
SacBee: Budget talks reach tentative deal on school funds, sources say
SF Chronicle: Democrats report new hope for fixing deficit
SacBee: Governor orders state vehicle 'garage sale'
SacBee: Still looking for a budget deal -- is today the day?
LA Times: U.S. judge ends federal oversight of the LAPD


Austin AS: Another poll shows Perry leading
AP/Castro: Democrats criticize Perry for nixing jobless aid
AP/Root: Lt. Gov. Dewhurst to amend financial disclosures
Dallas MN: Perry's homeland security chief to run DPS


Miami New Times: Miss California, Bruce Jenner Speaking at Florida Republican Youth Event
St. Pete T: Editorial: Florida Republican Party looking more like old, dysfunctional Democrats
St. Pete Times: Health care debate divides Florida


John Fund: Giveem Zell
AJC: Georgia is suddenly thirsty for friends in Congress


WSJ: How states like Illinois rig school tests to hype phony achievement
Capitol Fax: Hasterts poor showing


AP: GOP straw poll to test Minn. governor candidates
AP: Pawlenty headed to Puerto Rico in August


Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. House budget version now goes to Senate
AP/Scolforo: Dems send own Pa. budget plan to GOP-led Senate
Philadelphia Inquirer: Amid Pa. stalemate, Phila. suspends vendor payments


Cleve PD: Portman Senate campaign fund-raising far ahead of Democrats Fisher, Brunner
Cleveland PD: Mike DeWine to launch attorney general campaign
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland signs state budget
Columbus Dispatch: State jobless rate reaches 11.1 percent


Detroit FP: Michigans awful budget compared to what?


AP/Lieb: Roy Blunt outraises Robin Carnahan in U.S. Senate race in Missouri


AP/Alford: Coal miners boycotting Tennessee tourist sites


WITN: Republican Prosecutor in North Carolina Targets Democrats


AJC: Mark Sanfords press aide calls it quits


WSJ: Nebraska Liberal, New York Reactionary: Former Senator Bob Kerrey


Politico: Chip Pickering's wife sues alleged mistress


July 17, 2009


WSJ: The Grassley Test: An Iowa Republican may decide the fate of ObamaCare
NYT: House Committee Approves Health Care Bill
Wash Times: CBO: Health care reform to increase federal cost
WSJ: Senate Leaders Clash With CBO Head on Health-Care Overhaul
WaPo: CBO Chief Criticizes Democrats' Health Reform Measures
CQ Politics: CBO Chief: Health Bills To Increase Federal Costs
Hill: Doctors lift healthcare
Politico: Success on health care still a long way off
NYT: Kennedys Absent Voice on Health Bill Resonates
WSJ: A Reckless Congress
NYT: Mass. Panel Backs Radical Shift in Health Payment

Wash Times: Sotomayor's route to confirmation seems clear
WSJ: GOP Won't Filibuster Sotomayor
WaPo: Sessions: GOP Won't Block Vote on Sotomayor Nomination
CQ Politics: Next Question: How Many Votes for Sotomayor?
NYT: Senate Likely to Vote on Sotomayor by Early August
AP/Holland: GOP senators weigh options in Sotomayor's wake
NYT: A Nominee on Display, but Not Her Views
CQ Politics: NRA Thumbs Down on Judge Over Nunchakus Case
CQ Politics: Firefighters to Senators: We Were Devastated
James Taranto: New Bork, New York
Peggy Noonan: Sotomayor Hearing Escapes Gravity
Wes Pruden: 'Wise Latina' routs gang of white men
Byron York: How Republicans missed their chance with Sotomayor

Pat Buchanan: Socialist America Sinking

Charles Krauthammer: The Moon We Left Behind

Michael Reagan: The Upcoming Fight for Life

American Spectator: New York Times Misleads in Editorial on Census and ACORN

WSJ: Obama Needs to 'Reset' His Presidency

WSJ: Senate Grills Officials Over Progress on Foreclosure Prevention

NYT: Democrats Drop Key Part of Bill to Assist Unions

WSJ: House Wants Dealerships Reinstated
Hill: House moves to save car dealerships
Detroit News: Dealer bill faces Senate showdown

Wash Times: Battle lines form over fate of F-22 fighter

Wash Times: Salazar restores forest protection

WSJ: Earmark Requests Continue Despite Promises to Curb Process

WaPo: House Ethics Panel Urged to Investigate Rep. John Conyers

Politico: Romney leads 2012 fundraising race
CNN: Romney PAC raises $1.6M in six months
Boston Herald: Mitt Romney outpacing Sarah Palin in fund-raising race

Fox: Palin Still Popular
Politico: Sarah Palin tweets ode to mama grizzlies
Fox17: Magistrate says no questioning FBI in Palin hacking case

WaPo: Eric Cantor Honing His Oratorical Skills... For 2012?

Wash Times: Campaign-funded clothes violate donation law: FEC

Politico: Second-quarter fundraising critical for House challengers


Rasmussen: 2010 NY Governors Race: Giuliani Beats Paterson, Cuomo Beats Rudy
AP/Virtanen: NY senators say reforms end legislative chokehold
CQ Politics: Howard Dean Endorses Gillibrand
Hill: FEC Senate reports flowing in; Gillibrand builds lead
Albany TU: Pork puts pressure on rules reform
Albany TU: State slow to spend stimulus cash
Albany TU: Murphy shaking money tree
Albany TU: Chaos by day, night
NY Post: Sledgehammer hit to crumbling Empire State
NY Post: Turncoat is served $2M pork
Buffalo News: Board seeks investigation of Golisanos committee
NYDN: Keep mayoral control: Senate must maintain City Hall power over schools
AP/Virtanen: NY Senate votes to outlaw texting while driving


Wash Times: Corzine is Obama's sidekick at own rally
NYT: Behind in Polls, Corzine Gets Help From Obama
Star-Ledger: President Obama stumps for Corzine in key gubernatorial race
NYT: New Fund-Raising Reality for New Jersey Governor
Star-Ledger: Corzine seeks to raise $15M, owing to divorce, financial setbacks, report says
CQ Politics: It'll Take More Than Obama to Help Corzine


AP/Lewis: Virginia Republicans edge Democrats in June House races fundraising


SacBee: California lawmakers target city, county funds to close budget gap
LA Times: Proposition 98, which guards funding for state's schools, is tested again
Mercury News: California school funding spat has no easy compromise
LA Times: Budget mess makes CA vulnerable to crippling credit downgrade, official warns
Dan Walters: Tax volatility plagues California budget wrangle


Rasmussen: 2010 Texas GOP Governor Primary: Perry 46%, Hutchison 36%
CQ Politics: Texas: Perry Leads Hutchison For GOP Nomination


St. Pete Times: Crist won't take stand on Sotomayor nomination
Miami Herald: Florida Gov. Crist doesn't comment on Sotomayor, federal issues
CQ Politics: Florida: Ex-Sen. Smith Low On Cash, High On Staff Loyalty


AJC: Zell: Use Gorilla Glue on Obamas chair
AJC: The resurrection of a con man in a choir-boy face


NYT: Illinois Agrees on a Budget but Fails to Solve Deficit Issue
Chicago Tribune: Illinois' 'stable budget' loaded with buts
Daily Herald: Good, bad and ugly in the budget


Star Tribune: State Republicans running ads attacking Ritchie's role in recount
CQ Politics: Another GOP Candidate For Minnesota Governor


AP/Scolforo: Pa. House rejects GOP budget that had no new taxes


Mansfield News: Mike DeWine plans comeback
Columbus Dispatch: U.S. Senate race: Portman ahead in cash, but not polls
Newark Advocate: Tax woes muddy U.S. Senate contest in Ohio


Daily Reporter: Walberg running again for U.S. House seat


News-Leader: Blunt has edge in campaign funds


Chat: Corker: Medicare Savings Should Make It Solvent, Not Fund Govt-Run Health Care


CQ Politics: Burr's Numbers Improve in North Carolina
AP/Baker: GOP prosecutor in NC targets Dems on Obama's watch


AP/Blackledge: AP Investigation: 'Frugal' SC gov flew in style


Hill: Bunning, Mongiardo trail competitors in Kentucky
USA Today: Bunning trails fellow Republican in fundraising
Louisville CJ: Bunning raised $302,000 in second quarter
AP/Jalonick: Ky. Sen. Bunning raises less money than rivals


AP/Pettus: Wife of ex-GOP Rep. Pickering claims he had affair


Boston Globe: Role in financing Big Dig may test Bakers campaign


July 16, 2009


Gallup: Romney Edges Palin, Huckabee in Early 2012 GOP Test

CNN: Huckabee warns Palin: Don't leave GOP
Hot Air: Huckabee to Palin: Dont quit the party
Politico: Democrats reject palling around with Sarah Palin
CBS: Democrats Shy Away from Palin Offer
Examiner: Why the GOP kicked Sarah Palin to the curb

ABC: Ethics complaint against Palin dismissed
Fox: Ethics Complaint No. 20 for Palin
IBD: Palin Vs. Kerry (And

Karl Rove: The President Moves the Economic Goalposts
WaPo: Fed Sees Heightened Joblessness Drawing Out Recovery

John Yoo: Why We Endorsed Warrantless Wiretaps

WSJ: Sotomayor Plays Hearing Close to the Vest
WSJ: Supreme Strategy: Stick to the Script
WaPo: Sotomayor Avoids Pointed Queries: Nominee Is Elusive About Abortion & Other Issues
WaPo: Republicans Unable to Pin Her Down
NYT: Queries on Abortion and Guns Fail to Break Judges Stride
NYT: Post-Sotomayor Nominations Are at Stake in Hearings
NYT: Ad Accuses Sotomayor of Supporting Terrorists
Ann Coulter: Dems to GOP nominees: Will the defendant please rise?
James Taranto: The 'Empathy' Paradox: Sotomayor rejects Obama's judicial philosophy

Wash Times: Health care bill would deliver pre-Reagan tax rates
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Propose Massive Tax Increase for National Obamacare
WSJ: Democrats Turn Up the Heat on Insurance Industry
CQ Politics: Insurers: Dont Make Us Pay
WSJ: Big Pharma Gets Played: Congress repays business silence with price controls
WaPo: Obama Eyes The Purse Strings for Medicare
Politico: W.H. rolls out Medicare agency plan
Wash Times: Senate panel green-lights health care bill
WaPo: Senate Panel Advances Health-Care Overhaul
NYT: Health Care Vote Illustrates Stubborn Partisan Divide
Politico: Obama plays waiting game on health bill
CQ Politics: Republicans to Obama: This Isn't Bipartisanship
CQ Politics: Obama May Give Up On GOP Votes For Health Bill
CQ Politics: GOP Escalates Effort to Link Health Bill, Abortion
Human Events: Will Blue Dog Democrats Stop Health-Care Debacle?
NYT: Massachusetts in Suit Over Cost of Universal Care
Boston Globe: Boston Medical sues state for funds
NY Post: Dem health Rx a Poison Pill in NY: 57% tax for biggest earners

WSJ: Panel Set For Probe Into Crisis
NYT: A Panel Is Named to Examine Causes of the Economic Crisis

WSJ: Chamber of Commerce Pushes Increase in Gas Tax

George Will: Labor in the Driver's Seat

WaPo: Senate confirms ex-astronaut Bolden to head NASA

Michael Barone: The price of leaving the stimulus to Congress

Politico: NRSC still loves lobbyists
Hill: Takeover opportunities grow for House Dems
Rep. John Carter: Pelosi Censors Republicans


Rasmussen: 2010 New York Democratic Gubernatorial Primary: Cuomo 61%, Paterson 27%
Albany TU: Cuomo 2010 campaign adds $5M: Whatever office, attorney general has $10.1M
NYT: Cuomo Leads in Fund-Raising, but Paterson Spends More
CQ Politics: Gillibrand Has Another Multimillion-Dollar Quarter
NYDN: Gillibrand holds 2 to 1 cash advantage over possible challenger Carolyn Maloney
CQ Politics: King Has Spending Money, But Less Incentive, for a New York Senate Run
Albany TU: Monserrate regains job, 'lulu'


Cherry Hill CP: Christie builds on lead over Corzine
Examiner: Christie welcomes Obama to New Jersey
AP: Corzine looks to Obama to boost re-elect bid in NJ
Daily Record: Will Obama help Corzine?
Star-Ledger: N.J. Sierra Club blasts Gov. Corzine's environmental record
Star-Ledger: Editorial: Sarah Palin lost her star power in N.J. and beyond


Rasmussen: 2009 Virginia Governor: McDonnell 44%, Deeds 41%
Richmond TD: Gubernatorial candidates about tied in poll
Wash Times: Deeds' big donors outraise McDonnell


SF Chronicle: Whitman pours cash into campaign early
AP/Williams: Newsom names lawmaker to chair gubernatorial bid

CQ Politics: Challenger Outraises Bono Mack in California 45

LA Times: California budget talks stall
SF Chronicle: Budget deal talks progress, then stall
Mercury News: Schwarzenegger, leaders say budget deal is close
NYT: California Approaches a Deal on Budget Cuts
WSJ: California Is Close To New Budget Deal
SacBee: Schwarzenegger, lawmakers working on school cuts
LA Times: Online market opens to trade California IOUs
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore: Schwarzenegger’s Newfound Fiscal Conservatism
George Skelton: In Sacramento, they all dropped the ball

LA Times: Balance of power in flux on California tax board


WaPo: Obama, GOP Pick Stimulus Fight in Arizona


Politico: John Cornyn needs to walk a fine line

Dallas MN: Some of Gov. Rick Perry's past donors are backing Kay Bailey Hutchison
AP/Shannon: Perry pulls in slew of large donor checks
Amarillo: Governor's race causes rift in Republican Party


Politico: Boren goes nuclear on Obama


Jax Observ: Rubio Denies Interest in Switching Races
PNJ: Can Rubio knock Crist off pedestal?
Congress Daily: Sources Say Rubio Reconsidering Senate Race
Examiner: Rubio bowing out of Senate race?
Miami Herald: Gov. Charlie Crist: Stimulus is working; more help not needed


Charleton CH: Early numbers show trends in governors race
Examiner: Georgia GOP delegation slams Democrats' on health care bills


Chicago Sun-Times: Kirk announces statewide Senate run on Monday
AP/Bellandi: Kirk to run for Obama's old Ill. Senate seat


Dana Milbank: Half Senate, Half 'Saturday Night Live'


CQ Politics: Specter Assails GOP Criticism
Hill: Republicans could find it hard to hold onto Pennsylvania Rep. Gerlachs seat


Cleveland PD: GOP Senate candidate Portman trounces Democrats in quarterly fund raising
Cleveland PD: Brunner asserts state tax dept launched 'fishy' investigation against husband
Cleveland PD: Democratic National Committee runs health care reform ad in Ohio
Cleveland PD: Sen. Voinovich blocks EPA nomination over climate change bill analysis
Cleveland PD: Ohio's lawmakers approve $51 billion budget


Detroit FP: Feds: Riddle, Conyers extorted thousands
Detroit FP: Feds paint Conyers as bold shakedown artist
Wash Times: Conyers bribery case nets consultant
Detroit News: Controversy follows flamboyant Riddle

CQ Politics: Peters' Fundraising Zooming, Welday's in Slo-Mo in Michigan 9


KC Star: Blunt outraises Carnahan in second quarter
St. Louis PD: Blunt catches up to Carnahan in Missouri Senate cash dash
St. Louis PD: Tour of Missouri spat has larger political implications


Tennessean: Haslam raises most for Tennessee governor's race
CTFP: McWherter leads Dems in gubernatorial fundraising


WaPo: Sanford's Implosion Turns S.C. Into 2012 Toss Up
AP/Davenport: SC Sen. Jim DeMint passes $2.5M for re-election


AP: Repub. Murkowski has $1M for Alaska Senate race
McClatchy: Alaska's Young still paying legal bills from campaign funds


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Wash Times: Health reform would tax the rich and near-rich
NYT: House Health Plan Outlines Higher Taxes on Rich
Reuters: House bill to hit millionaires with 5.4 pct surtax
AP: Obama group airing TV ad touting health overhaul
WaPo: Health-Care Plan Would Add Surtax On Wealthy
NYT: House Democrats Provide Income Surtax Details
WSJ: Small Business Faces Big Bite
WSJ: Health Reform Requires Lawsuit Reform
WSJ: Universal Health Care Isn't Worth Our Freedom
Politico: Democrats have a long road ahead for health care reform
Hill: Healthcare reform advances
Bloomberg: Obama Open to Partisan Vote on Health-Care Overhaul, Aides Say
NYT: Massachusetts Takes a Step Back From Health Care for All
Daily Mail UK: A 9-month wait for arthritis treatment

LA Times: U.S. toxic asset plan draws criticism
Newt Gingrich: Strategy Memo: Time for a Real Stimulus Bill
Dick Morris: BAM's Slipping Grip On The Public
Dick Morris: Obamas shifty economics
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Lied and the Economy Died
Rush Limbaugh: As Obama Destroys Economy, Media Laments His Drop in Polls

American Spectator: Granting Environmental Indulgences
WSJ: Going Nuclear: Atomic Power Fuels Political Debate in U.S., Europe

WSJ: Sotomayor Grilled by Panel
Wash Times: Sotomayor disavows 'wise Latina' remark
Wash Times: On Sotomayor, GOP treads lightly
WaPo: Sotomayor Emphasizes Objectivity
WaPo: Warming the Room With a Confident Touch
NYT: Sotomayor Leaves Passion Behind in Her Testimony
NYT: Nominee Says Identity Wouldn’t Distort Decisions
WSJ: Defining Activism Down: A liberal vote cast in conservative judicial rhetoric
CQ Politics: Graham Wants Sotomayor to be Nicer
CQ Politics: Kyl Hammers on 'Wise Latina' Comment
American Spectator: Sotomayor and Affirmative Action
American Spectator: The Borking of Frank Ricci
Byron York: Will Republicans expose the two Sotomayors?
James Taranto: The Diabetic Jailbird
Rush Limbaugh: Sotomayor Hides Her Radicalism

WSJ: Republicans Criticize Agency for Consumers

Politico: Why is Steve Rattner resigning from White House auto czar post?

WSJ: Rolling Out 'Cash for Clunkers'

WSJ: Surgeon General Pick Boosts Primary Care

Reuters: Palin slams Obama's energy and environment plans
KC Star: Palin polishes her energy credentials
WSJ: Palin Says Her Focus Is Fighting Cap-and-Trade
Politico: Sarah Palin campaigning for Democrats? Unlikely
WSJ: Poor, Persecuted Sarah Palin
Hill: King of Pops Palin lesson
American Thinker: Sarah Palin vs. the Marquis de Sade
Fox: Palin's Next Assignment
Anchorage Daily News: Local woman files fifth ethics complaint against Palin

NYDN: First black chairman of GOP Michael Steele woos NAACP at 100th birthday covention
WaPo: RNC Chairman Touts 'Historic Link' to NAACP
Politico: Steele takes 'baby step' with NAACP
LA Times: Black Republican Party chair Steele jokes with NAACP about his party
Baltimore Sun: Michael's Steele's complete Republican guide to NAACP speeches
CBS News: Steele Reaches Out to Skeptical NAACP

Amer Spectator: 2010: Next year's elections are going to produce a political earthquake

Politico: 10 campaign cash stories to watch


WCAX: NY court weighs lt gov appointment
Buffalo News: Naming of lieutenant governor defies constitution
Newsday: Control of NYC public schools now on State Senate table
Elmira Star-Gazette: Senate still has hundreds of bills to address
Roger Stone: Skelos Plot Against Espada Topples Coalition
NYDN: Tom Golisano: N.Y.'s bad news billionaire

NYT: Early Word on Patersons Fund-Raising
WaPo: N.Y. Quadrangle Probe Intensifies
NY Post: Manhattan DA race is very close


Star-Ledger: GOP gov. candidate Chris Christie unveils urban revitalization plan
Central Jersey: Christie: Help's "on the way"
Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie reaches for the urban vote
WSJ: Corzine Plays a Weak Hand, Weakly
AHN: In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie Expands Lead Against Gov. Corzine
Star-Ledger: Chris Christie republishes 'Shared Values' section of his website
Star-Ledger: N.J. teachers union endorses Corzine in governor's race
Star-Ledger: N.J. govt offers unpaid work for unemployed lawyers, recent law graduates


Politico: Bob McDonnell raises $1.8 million in June
AP/Lewis: Deeds tops McDonnell in June Virginia fundraising


CA GOP: California Republican Party Launches New Web Ad: "Get Serious"
SF Chronicle: Gloves are off in CA budget crisis: GOP goes purple, launches tough new ad
Reuters: California budget fight opens new front on TV
LA Times: California's legislative leaders say budget agreement is near
AP: Schwarzenegger, lawmakers to meet again on budget
Mercury News: Debate over hefty cigarette tax increase heats up
Reuters: Moody's cuts California rating on budget crisis

Merc News: How will Meg Whitman spend a $15 million contribution to her own campaign?

Xinhua: Judy Chu becomes first Chinese American congresswoman in U.S.
AP/Blood: Democrat claims U.S. House seat in California
CQ Politics: Democrat Chu Brings Diverse Career to Congress

LA Times: Immigration debacle


Dallas MN: Perry: 'It's always a possibility' that Hutchison doesn't enter the race
AP: Perry questions whether Hutchison will run
Austin AS: Is the Hutchison campaign struggling, or are we just bored?
Examiner: Kay Bailey leads Perry by $3 million
Star-Tgram: Tom Schieffer reports nearly $800,000 in donations for Texas governor's race
CQ Politics: Can Texas Democrats Find a Winning Candidate?
WSJ: 'Water Hog' Label Haunts Dallas
CQ Politics: Texas Democratic Rep. Edwards Flush With Cash


Miami Herald: Crist thinks cash, Rubio thinks big
Herald Tribune: Crist fights for conservative title
Weekly Standard: A Wise Latino Man: Marco Rubio as the Anti-Sotomayor
News-Press: Lee County GOP poll pro-Rubio
PNJ: Armey endorses Rubio
Sun-Sentinel: Dick Armey backs Rubio for Senate
St. Pete Times: Alex Sink, Bill McCollum fill their campaigns with Florida political veterans


Fox Atlanta: Georgia Governor Candidates Go Cyber
Albany Herald: Scott continues on his walking tour of Georgia


Daily Herald: Another Kirk opponent?
Chicago Tribune: Republican Rutherford running for Illinois treasurer
Chicago Tribune: Lawmakers, Quinn closer, but no state budget deal yet
AP: No budget deal today, but lawmakers say it's close


Star Tribune: Ramstad says he won't run for governor
CQ Politics: Ramstad A No-Go For Minnesota Governor


NYT: N.R.S.C. Endorses Toomey for Pa. Senate Seat
Politico: NRSC endorses Toomey
CNN: NRSC finally gives nod to Toomey

Pittsburgh TR: Fourth-term U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach to run for governor
Philadelphia Inquirer: Gerlach to run for governor
Hill: Rep. Gerlach to run for governor
WaPo: Air Force Project Being Probed Is Linked to Murtha
Byron York: Arlen Specter: I'm still relevant. After all, I helped kill Bork.


CQ Politics: DeWine to Announce Bid
Akron Beacon Journal: Coughlin quits governor's race
Cleveland PD: State Sen. Kevin Coughlin ends bid to be GOP's candidate for governor
Dayton Daily News: Ohio slot machine critics say budget gamble a bad bet


CQ Politics: Battle Creek Battleground, As Ousted Michigan Rep. Seeks Rematch
Detroit News: Group wants John Conyers investigated
Politico: Michigan gives President Obama mixed reaction


AP: Blunt, Carnahan each claim to have raised more than $1M in Mo. Senate bid
St. Louis PD: Missouri governors office wading into dispute between Blunt, Eckersley


Tennessean: Tenn. leaders square off on energy


News & Observer: Death penalty bill provokes a battle
WNCT: Inauguration Promises Examined in Part Two of Perdues Progress Report


AP/Davenport: Files: SC gov didn't use state cell phone on tryst


Wash Times: Rep. Perlmutter has interest in 'green' bank


Politico: Legal hurdles could still loom in John Ensign scandal


Politico: Don Young's sizable legal bills stack up


AP/Lowy: White House turns up heat on Arizona senator




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