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July 14, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Sotomayor Pledges 'Fidelity to the Law'
Wash Times: Sotomayor vows 'fidelity to the law'
NYT: Sotomayor Vows Fidelity to the Law as Hearings Start
NYT: Sotomayor Mostly Listens as Senators Have Their Say
WaPo: Republicans Walk Fine Line Questioning Sotomayor
Human Events: Sessions' Opening Statement at Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearing
WSJ: Praise, Skepticism Greet Sotomayor
WaPo: 'Jane Roe' Arrested at Supreme Court Hearing
Hill: Graham to Sotomayor: You're in, barring a 'meltdown'
Wash Times: Senators play hardball as Sotomayor waits on deck
Time: How the Republicans Will Go After Sotomayor
CQ Politics: GOP Ready to Get to Specifics on Sotomayor
Human Events: Sotomayor Day 1
NYT: Editorial: Questioning Judge Sotomayor
WSJ: The Catholic Double Standard
WSJ: Sotomayor and International Law
David Brooks: The Way We Live Now
Kathleen Parker: Sonia Sotomayor Speaks -- and Feels
Pat Buchanan: How to Handle Sonia



Gov. Sarah Palin: The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End
Politico: Sarah Palin: President Obama's energy plan a 'threat'

NYT: Palin’s Fund-Raising Numbers Roll In
Anchorage Daily News: SarahPAC collections reach nearly a million
Politico: SarahPAC rakes in $733K in 6 months

Wash Times: Cheney's daughter weighs political bid

WSJ: US Sen. Alexander Says 'No' To Climate Compromise
Sen. Lamar Alexander: A Blueprint for 100 New Nuclear Plants in 20 years
Daily Kos: Senator Alexander's Nuclear Blueprint, and Reality

WSJ: GOP's Grassley Key to Senate Hopes for a Bipartisan Deal on Health Care
WSJ: Discord Hinders Health Bill
Reuters: Republicans plan rival healthcare plan
WaPo: On Health-Care Reform, Obama Looks to the LBJ Model
NYT: Obama Prods Lawmakers in Meeting on Health Bill
Hill: Obama's health reform: ‘Don’t bet against us’
Politico: President Obama steps up health care push
Politico: Democrats to unveil health care bill details
Politico: Republicans search for health language
Human Events: How Will Doctors Handle Uncle Sam Health Care?

WSJ: $1 Trillion Deficit Complicates Obama's Agenda
WaPo: U.S. Considers Rescue of Major Small-Business Lender
WSJ: The Economy Is Even Worse Than You Think
WSJ: Obama Democrats pick income redistribution over job creation and economic growth
WSJ: Picking on the Swiss: The Obama Administration blows up a tax treaty
WSJ: The 0% Tax Rate Solution
WSJ: Business Needs to Speak Up on Trade

Wash Times: Stimulus plan produces two bright spots
Hill: Dem says tax cuts blunted the stimulus
Rush Limbaugh: President Obama Tells the Truth: His Stimulus Working as Intended

St. Louis PD: ACORN-fueled protest fizzles, Census director confirmed
WSJ: Senate Clears Groves to Lead Census Bureau
NYT: New Director of Census Bureau Is Approved

WaPo: Obama Names Surgeon General

WSJ: Auto Czar Quits Post Six Months Into the Job
NYT: Obamas Chief Auto Adviser Steps Down

NYT: Obama Faces Hurdles in Closing Guantnamo

WSJ: CIA Plan Envisioned Hit Teams Killing al Qaeda Leaders
NYT: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders
WaPo: CIA Had Program to Kill Al-Qaeda Leaders
Politico: CIA inquiry raises stakes for Nancy Pelosi

WaPo: Holder Faces Avalanche Of Work, and Scrutiny
SF Chronicle: UC law professor to appeal prisoner suit ruling

AP/Borak: McCain looks to cut funding for more F-22 jets

NYT: Clinton Says Candidate for Aid Agency Is Tangled in Vetting

Michael Barone: Chaos on Capitol Hill: All politics is loco

Baltimore Sun: Michael Steele's technological problem

Wash Times: Ethics probe of Rep. Conyers sought



Politico: House GOP: winners by default

Wash Times: $300 million building to house Bush library

Politico: Wherabouts of elected officials is now fair game

NEW YORK

Newsday: Skelos sure shook things up in Albany
Rick Lazio: One for All
AP/Virtanen: Millions in payroll at stake in NY Senate talks
Buffalo News: Focus is on N. Y. City as reshuffled Senate returns
Albany TU: Senate's rules remain murky
Albany TU: The Senate still has to eat

Hill: Gillibrand mulls move left on gays in military

NYDN: Ex-Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno's war chest helps legal fees
NY Post: Bruno's legal campaign

NEW JERSEY



AP: Chris Christie widens lead on Gov. Jon Corzine, poll shows
Star-Ledger: Anticipating a win, GOP boosts Christie
Star-Ledger: GOP leader Michael Steele stumps in N.J. for gov. candidate Chris Christie
Examiner: RNC Chairman Steele rallies the faithful for Christie
AP: GOP leader campaigns with Christie in NJ
Star-Ledger: Report says Corzine is close to picking Randal Pinkett for lt. governor run
Star-Ledger: Christie, Webber deny party division after Lonegan letter

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Deeds raises $3.4 million
Politico: Creigh Deeds rakes in over $3 million
CNN: Deeds shows money first in Virginia battle

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger releases TV ad vowing to veto taxes and excess spending
LA Times: Cries for reform of California government come from all sides
Merc News: Early steps taken in what could be a pitched battle over corporate tax loopholes
SacBee: Many stung by lack of action on California's non-budget bills
Dan Walters: Two data sets neatly frame state's budget crisis
SacBee: Governor replaces 6 of 7 appointees to nursing board

TEXAS



CQ Politics: Hutchison Officially Taking On Texas Gov. Perry, Raises Millions
Dallas MN: Hutchison's accusations kick off a war of words with Perry rep
Star-Telegram: Hutchison says shes 'ready to go' in Texas governor's race
Dallas Observ: Kay Bailey Says She Leads Perry in Polls & She's "Just as Anti-Washington"
Houston Chronicle: Kay Bailey Hutchison has $12.5 million war chest
Dallas MN: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison raises $6.7 million for Texas governor's race
WFFA: Hutchison pushes past Perry in campaign funds
Austin AS: Editorial: And the Republican showdown begins
Dallas MN: Hutchison's take on Sotomayor
NRO: Hutchison vs. Perry

WSJ: The Culture Wars' New Front: U.S. History Classes in Texas

FLORIDA

Hill: In Florida, Republicans declare open season on freshman Dem Rep. Kosmas
St. Pete T: Crist signs bad growth law, is 'punished' with $4.3m in campaign contributions

GEORGIA

Examiner: McCain crosses Chambliss, Isakson on fight for F-22
Examiner: Ralph Reed's second act
Examiner: Georgia's Isakson co-sponsors the Patients' Choice Act of 2009
AJC: The newest requirement for candidates: A lie detector

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: McKenna not running for Senate seat if Kirk runs
AP/Jackson: Kirk announcement 'soon,' as rival steps aside
Politico: McKenna stepping aside for Kirk
CQ Politics: McKenna Will Not Oppose Rep. Kirk For Illinois GOP Senate Nod

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Franken Tries to Show He's Good Enough, Smart Enough
Wes Pruden: Franken, a clown for all seasons, arrives in time

PENNSYLVANIA

NYT: For Pa. Senate Seat, Words Fly Between Specter and Sestak

OHIO


AP/Majors: Ohio House approves budget bill, heads to Senate

MICHIGAN

Politico: President Obama seeks boost in Michigan

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Governor vetoes bill on public defenders
AP: Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder joins businesses in backing initiative on union elections
KC Star: Better Courts for Missouri to take judicial selection reform to the voters

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Alexander: Build 100 nuke plants
Jackson Sun: Corker gets new staff member

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Tax repeal would hurt Charlotte

SOUTH CAROLINA

Wash Times: Sanford weathers affair; firm on ending term

LOUISIANA

Wash Times: Melancon eyes possible Senate bid

CONNECTICUT



CQ Politics: Democrats Outpace Rell in Connecticut Governor Fundraising
CQ Politics: Dodd Raises $1.2 Million in Second Quarter













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July 13, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Congress Faces Busy Week With Health Care, Sotomayor on Plate
WaPo: Judicial Confirmation Process Could Be a Partisan Platform and a Barometer
CQ Politics: Sotomayor to Face Questions on Judicial Neutrality
NYT: G.O.P. Senators Are Set to Question Judges Impartiality
Fox: Bias on the Bench is GOP's Biggest Concern About Sotomayor
Dallas MN: Republicans vow to keep open minds during Sotomayor hearings
Heritage Foundation: Key Questions for Sonia Sotomayor
Hill: Sessions flabbergasted by Sotomayor
Hill: Cornyn signals GOP to be careful on Sotomayor
Houston Chronicle: Gun-rights advocates' new target: Sotomayor
Politico: What to watch in Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings
CQ Politics: What To Watch For At Sotomayors Hearing
Wash Times: Sotomayor faces easy route to confirmation
Dick Polman: The American Debate: Why GOP can't block Sotomayor
Howard Fineman: Sotomayor Is a Shoo-In
Examiner: As Sotomayor hearings begin, Democrats predict easy confirmation
Wash Times: Schumer says nominee will get more votes than chief justice
AP/Sherman: Sotomayor faces friendly jury as hearings begin
HC: Sotomayor hearings are the first skirmish in ideological war over Supreme Court's future
Bloomberg: Sotomayors Nomination Wont Face Senate Filibuster
WSJ: The Seinfeld Hearings
EJ Dionne: The Real Court Radicals
Human Events: Ginsburgs Support for Sotomayor

Wash Times: 'Rationing' is GOP weapon against health reform
Politico: Health care deadline unlikely to be met
Politico: Moderate Democrats shaping health reform
AP/Elliott: Officials push for health care in spite of delay
Hill: Senate Dems cool to House tax on rich

Politico: Climate bill faces steep Senate climb
WSJ: Climate Bill Splits Industry Coalition
Politico: The energy bill's ticking timebomb
Politico: Is cap and trade Dems' next 'BTU'?
Politico: Nuclear energy must be part of the equation
Politico: Refining the renewable fuel standard
Sen. John Thune: Biofuels are a long-term renewable solution
Cleveland PD: Cap-and-trade plan fuels political debate

Hill: Cantor calls stimulus a 'flop'
Politico: Cantor wants focus on "ideas" not "personalities"

LA Times: Activists push ballot initiative to end state benefits for illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children

WaPo: In West Wing: Grueling Schedules, Bleary Eyes

WSJ: CIA Had Secret Al Qaeda Plan
WaPo: Bush Anti-Terror Policies Get Reluctant Revisit
NYT: Feinstein Says Law May Have Been Broken
Hill: Rep. Eshoo wants House probe of CIA program
Jed Babbin: The Democrats' War on our Spies
WSJ: Report Cites Weaknesses in Wiretapping Program
WSJ: Holder Mulls Bush Torture Probe
Wash Times: Republicans hit pursuit of torture probe
Hill: GOP, Holder battle over New Black Panthers
WSJ: An intelligence report shows how effective drone attacks are



Fox: Palin Plans to Stay in Politics, Stump for Republicans and Democrats
Anchorage Daily News: Palin confirms jump to national politics
Examiner: Online activism is the next step for Palin revolution
NYDN: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to hit campaign trail after leaving office
NYT: Palins Route to Resignation: Missteps and Ignored Advice
Wash Times: Palin to stump for conservative Democrats
Hill: McCain: Palin not a quitter
CQ Politics: Palin Didn't Consult McCain on Resignation

NewsOK: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defends Sarah Palins resignation
AP/DeMillo: Analysis: Huckabee's star in GOP rises while other 2012 contenders fall



LA Times: Republican pundits open fire on Sarah Palin

NEW YORK

Newsday: Trump blasts NY's new lt. gov. in Paterson letter
NY Post: Donald delivers a 'Vitch slap to Gov

Albany TU: Elite get fat pay hikes amid Senate stalemate
NYDN: State Senators doled out fat raises to staffers while Albany paralyzed
NY Post: Bozos dole out big raises
Albany TU: Idiocy in Senate killed trust
Rochester D&C: N.Y. Senate promises change, but will upstate be left in the dust?
Buffalo News: Bitter aftertaste of Senate coup leaves Pigeon as a resented hired gun

CQ Politics: Did Cuomo Tip His Hand?

Albany TU: Bruno wants trial delayed until high court speaks

NY Post: Thompson campaign wins Silver
NYT: Mark Green Back on the Campaign Trail, Despite His 2006 Vow

NYT: Job Losses Show Wider Racial Gap in New York

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Advertising goes negative early in NJ gov's race
NJ: How Tweet it is: Christie, Corzine go online to reach voters
Wash Times: Obama enters fray in governors' races

VIRGINIA

Daily Kos: Senators Webb and Warner Working Hard for Creigh Deeds

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: Progress cited in state budget negotiations
AP/Young: Calif lawmakers face tough choices in budget talks
SacBee: Schwarzenegger's call to suspend Prop. 98 jolts Capitol
SacBee: Sacramento mayor's settlement with feds didn't end political fray
Mercury News: Governor candidates: How would they solve California's budget crisis?
SF Chronicle: GOP has tough row to hoe in California

TEXAS

AP: Perry Campaign Reports $4.2 Million Raised In Nine Days

FLORIDA

Florida Today: Matt Nye steps into spotlight, changes game
Buzz: Ads target Adam Putnam, John Mica over Sotomayor

GEORGIA



AJC: Reed aims to rejuvenate Christian conservatives
AJC: Appeals nominee set sentence rule aside
AJC: Georgia port plan runs into political barriers

ILLINOIS

Human Events: Did Cap and Trade Vote Undo Ill. GOP Senate Hopeful?

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Republicans' missteps may benefit Pawlenty presidential bid

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: House debate on budget an exercise in futility?

OHIO


AP/Majors: Ohio committee to vote on budget compromise

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Ex-Gateway CEO weighs a run for governor
WSJ: Slump Spreads to Health Care as Michigan Loses Auto Jobs

MISSOURI

KC Star: Consideration to cut funds of Tour of Missouri is purely political

TENNESSEE

Knox News: $160M in middle of partisan disputes

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville CT: Leake gets another term on elections board
Winston-Salem Journal: Injury bill gets to N.C. Senate

LOUISIANA

CQ Politics: Democrats Let Vitter Score Populist Points

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Silence, not calls for Ensign to quit
Politico: Family ties may hold Harry Reid's son back

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July 12, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Palin plans to stay in politics
Telegraph UK: Sarah Palin quits... but she'll be back
Bloomberg: Palins Twitter Impersonators Show Challenge of Tweet Control
Frank Rich: She Broke the G.O.P. and Now She Owns It
Maureen Dowd: Sweet, Tweet Revenge
Willie Brown: Sarah Palin, political genius

CNN: Top House Republican slams Obama over stimulus, jobs
NYT: President Urges Public Patience on Economy

Wash Times: Sotomayor's Senate hearings start Monday
CSM: Sonia Sotomayors historic trial by Senate fire about to begin
NYT: Path to Supreme Court: Speak Capably, Say Little
WaPo: In Sotomayor, an Insider's Achievements Meet an Outsider's Insecurities
Politico: Sonia Sotomayor battle may jolt Republicans
National: Senate to question Sotomayor
Fox: Sotomayor Faces Cast of Characters on Senate Committee at Confirmation Hearings
Sol Wachtler: The myth of judicial activism

NYT: For Doctors in Congress, Little Harmony on Health Care
Hill: GOP, tax groups criticize tax on rich
David Broder: Red Flags On Health Care
NYT: Editorial: Not So Generous
CQ Politics: Health Bill Now, Climate Change Later

NYT: Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project
Wash Times: Official: Cheney, Tenet hid CIA program
WaPo: Democrats May Investigate Secret Program
AP: Cheney Directed CIA to Withhold Information From Congress
Politico: Bashing George W. Bush still politically potent

NYT: Attorney General May Open Interrogation Inquiry
WaPo: Probe of Alleged Torture Weighed

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: NY Senate feud rooted in ugly politics
NYT: Howard Wolfsons About-Face

NEW JERSEY



AP: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to headline N.J. GOP fundraiser
Examiner: Poll: NJ voters sour on economy, Corzine

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Governor Hopefuls Veer Off The Trail
WCAV: McDonnell and Deeds Speak at American Legion Convention
Wash Times: Kaine to break record with budget cuts

CALIFORNIA


AP/Lin: Talks intensify over closing Calif.'s $26B deficit
Fox40: Governor and Lawmakers Gather for Weekend Budget Meeting
LA Times: It's business as usual in Sacramento, even as deficit grows
AP/Thompson: California's creditors look to options for IOUs
San Diego UT: Fiscal crisis takes toll on California's bond ratings

COLORADO

Colorado Springs Gazette: Colorado, California taking different roads to ruin

TEXAS

AP/Shannon: Perry praises police group, anti-gang law
Austin AS: Who do we want for guv? Someone Else. Anyone Else?
Examiner: Why are so many scientists Democrats?

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Even for Senate race, Crist's haul is huge
Hill: FEC reports show Crist the man to beat in Florida
Miami Herald: Leading Dem in Florida governor's race repays for use of state plane
Orlando Sentinel: Florida Republicans have themselves to blame for disarray

GEORGIA

AJC: Hopefuls for governor find big-time donors

ILLINOIS

WGIL: Durbin Says U.S. Senate Race A Battle With or Without Burris
Atlantic: Senator Roland Burris exits, anonymity beckons
Pantagraph: Rutherford to announce bid for treasurer Monday

MINNESOTA

St. Pete Times: Franken only latest show biz star to enter politics

PENNSYLVANIA

WYTV: Rendell Wants to Raise State's Personal Income Tax
Pittsburgh PG: Rendell says his plan fairest way to fund education

OHIO


WTOV9: Ohio Budget Deal Faces Opposition
Cincinnati Enquirer: Editorial: At long last: Ohio budget deal

MICHIGAN

NYT: In Michigan, Deficits Defy Years of Cutting
Detroit News: Obama to speak to invitation-only audience Tuesday in Macomb

KANSAS

LJWorld: Brownback rallies party faithful at GOP barbecue
KC Star: Kansas secretary of state wont seek re-election

TENNESSEE

Knox News: GOP gubernatorial candidates all proudly wear the conservative badge

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Its All About Recruiting In North Carolina 8

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Why tide against Sanford ebbed
US News: Sanford's Affair Might Have Jeopardized Top-Secret Clearance

NEVADA

Hill: Questions, resignation whispers surround Ensign


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July 11, 2009



NATIONAL

AP: Palin's Post-Governor Game Plan: 'Get Out There and Fight'
AP/Pemberton: Palin appears on gun rights radio talk show
Wm Jacobson: If Palin Were President Now
Examiner: Why do political and media elites loathe Sarah Palin?
American Thinker: Peggy Noonan Rips Sarah Palin, Again
Mark Shields: Ugly Republican backbiting
Politico: Levi Johnston: Sarah Palin did it for the money

WaPo: Governors Line: A Republican Rust Belt Revival?

WSJ: Health Bill in House Relies on Wealth Tax
WaPo: Democrats Agree on Tax Hike to Fund Health Care
NYT: Leaders in House Seek to Tax Rich for Health Plan
Wash Times: Dems urge higher taxes for health bill
NYDN: Rep. Charlie Rangel wants to tax the rich to fund health bill
AP/Werner: House Dems want to tax the rich for health care
WSJ: The Massachusetts Health Mess

NYT: Disillusioned Environmentalists Turn on Obama as Compromiser

Hill: Cantor: Obama policies aren't working

Wash Times: Sotomayor confirmation no done deal, GOP warns
WaPo: Sotomayor Girds for Hill Showdown
AP/Davis: Women's groups quiet on Sotomayor

WSJ: White House Searches for Ways to Help Small Businesses
WaPo: White House Eyes Bailout Funds to Aid Small Firms
WaPo: AIG Plans Millions More in Bonuses
WSJ: Stimulus Aid Is Said to Be Moving Faster
James Taranto: The Krugman Fix: The stimulus isn't working! Must . . . have . . . more . . .

WSJ: Lawmakers Call for Fed Probe

WSJ: Our Pettifogging FEC

WSJ: New Curbs Set on Arrests of Illegal Immigrants

WSJ: Report Cites Weaknesses in Wiretapping Program
NYT: U.S. Wiretaps Were of Limited Value, Officials Report
LA Times: Report: Bush-era surveillance went beyond wiretaps

WSJ: White House: No Grounds to Probe Deaths of Taliban Prisoners
NYT: U.S. Inaction Seen After Taliban P.O.W.s Died

NYT: Civil Rights Group Divided Over Gay Marriage

Politico: 50 politicos to watch

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK

NYDN: Payback: Controller DiNapoli's bill is only nay of the day as senators exact revenge
Newsday: Who won, lost in NY's Senate coup?
NYDN: Sure, I'd wreck Albany again, says Billionaire Tom Golisano
Buffalo News: Golisano says reforms open door to Senate input
NYT: Editorial: Now What in Albany?

NY Post: Gov: Dirty dealin' pols walkin' crooked line
AP/Gormley: Paterson says party hopping tests legality
AP/Gormley: Paterson seeks reforms to fight party switch

NYDN: Ravitch Case Adjourned Until Wednesday
Albany TU: Court delays Ravitch hearing - set for next week
NYT: For Lieutenant Governor, Job Description Comes Next

NYT: With Senate Astir, Governor Will Delay Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Valley News: Can Republicans hold on to McHugh's House seat?

NEW JERSEY

Rasmussen: Will National Issues Impact NJ Gov Race?

VIRGINIA

AP/Lewis: GOP's McDonnell swipes at Va. gov over jobs fund

CALIFORNIA




SacBee: For Boxer, global warming bill is the challenge of a lifetime
SacBee: Most banks hold firm, refuse to cash state's IOUs
LA Times: California debt attracts investors again
NYT: University of California Makes Cuts After Reduction in State Financing
SacBee: Suit challenges two-thirds vote on taxes

TEXAS

AP: Perry names Lowe chair of state education board
Dallas MN: Lampasas Republican named to lead the State Board of Education
Star-Telegram: Newspaper publisher appointed to lead State Board of Education

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: Sink Leads Fundraising For Florida Governor
AP: Rubio says he will win Fla. Senate race on ideas

ILLINOIS

Daily Herald: Divisive GOP primary for Senate ahead?
Chicago Tribune: Roland Burris officially bows out of 2010 Senate election
AP: Sen. Burris Not Running, Cites Fundraising

CQ Politics: Kirk Not Withdrawing From Race For Burris Seat
AP: Kirk still considering

MINNESOTA

WSJ: Pawlenty Garners Attention With Budget Move
CQ Politics: Coleman's Handling of Recount Battle Darkens His Political Future

IOWA

Radio Iowa: GOP candidates rap Culver over tax issue
AP/Glover: Iowa Gov. Culver assembling re-election team

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Republicans Are Among Murtha's Second-Quarter Contributors
Examiner: There is no end to Specters hypocrisy

MASSACHUSETTS



Boston Globe: Most voters don't know much about Charlie Baker
Boston Globe: Candidates for Mass. governor: Charles D. Baker Jr.

OHIO


Dayton Daily News: Budget deal done, but spending cuts a secret
Reuters: Ohio turns to racetrack slots to balance budget

MICHIGAN

AP/Martin: More Michigan lawmakers return portion of salaries

MISSOURI

KC Star: Did Blunt say the feds should never have created Medicare?

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Election board hires lawyers

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Hagan wants to keep U.S. Attorney

LOUISIANA

WSJ: Vitter Prevails in Prescription-Drug Debate

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Adcox: SC gov hangs on to office, 2 weeks after scandal

NEVADA

AP/Hennessey: In Nevada, politicos withhold judgment on Ensign






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July 10, 2009







NATIONAL

CBS: Palin Invited to Iowa GOP Dinner
WSJ: Iowa Republicans Ask Palin to Dinner
McClatchy: Palin: Inquiries were a waste of `millions'
WaPo: Palin Doesn't Have a New Job Lined Up, Her Attorney Says
NYT: Whats Sarah Palins Political Future?
LA Times: Who's the next GOP star?
AP/D'Oro: A closer look at Palin finances as she steps down
Peggy Noonan: Palin was bad for the Republicansand the republic
Gary Bauer: Palin: Not Down and Not Out
Hill: Vulnerable GOPs want Palin to stay home

WSJ: House Democrats play politics with national security to protect Pelosi
Hill: Issa proposes polygraphs for CIA-briefed lawmakers
Wash Times: CIA chief urged to 'correct' record: 7 Democrats apply pressure
WaPo: Secret Program Fuels CIA-Congress Dispute
CQ Politics: Partisan Squabble Sheds Light on CIA Program
McClatchy: House Democrats, White House at odds over CIA briefings
CNN: Republicans, Democrats trade barbs on alleged CIA wrongdoing
NYT: C.I.A. Reviewing Its Process for Briefing Congress

Politico: House Democrats buck leaders on health-care bill unveiling
CQ Politics: Health Care Headache Intensifies on Capitol Hill
NYT: Democrats Are at Odds on Financing Health Care
CQ Politics: Pelosi Orders House Chairmen To Hold Down Health Bill Costs
WSJ: Democrats Open to Idea Of Forming Health Co-op
Kim Strassel: Democrats Hoodwink the Health Lobby
Dick Morris: Obama will repeal Medicare

CQ Politics: Senate Committee Vote on Climate Change Bill Off Until September
Politico: Climate change punted deeper into fall
Sen. Lamar Alexander: Let's Build 100 Nuclear Reactors -- Again

Wash Times: Health, climate reforms hit roadblocks

Arizona Republic: Kyl charting GOP strategy on Sotomayor
Politico: New Republican Sonia Sotomayor attack: campaign cash
NYT: To Get to Sotomayors Core, Start in New York
NYT: Witness List for Sotomayor Has a Couple of Surprises
NYT: Hundreds of Pages Withheld on Sotomayor
Floyd Abrams: The Judge Sotomayor I've Faced
CQ Politics: Firefighter Plaintiffs, Former MLB Player to Testify in Sotomayor Hearings
CQ Politics: Supreme Court: Filling a Vacancy Can Take Months (Graph)

WSJ: Economists Oppose More Stimulus
Paul Krugman: The Stimulus Trap
David Brooks: Whip Inflation Now
WaPo: Editorial: Calls for additional spending by a government already neck-deep in red ink
Wash Times: GOP hits Pelosi for mouse funds: $16m
American Spectator: The Night and Day Economy

Hill: Oversight panel warns of $2B in TARP losses

WaPo: U.S. Prepared to Spend Billions on Swine Flu Vaccine
NYT: Obama Warns of Return of Swine Flu in the Fall

Wash Times: Career diplomats save share of postings

WSJ: Senate Resists Changes on Immigration

Human Events: Thune Says Card Check Undead

Politico: Pelosi rejects Michael Jackson resolution

Hill: Numerous arrests in two Capitol incidents

NYT: Black Caucus Studies Racial Makeup of House Committee Staffs

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Plumage
James Taranto: What if the AP covered sports the way it covers politics?
Pat Buchanan: America is being converted into a multi- Tower of Babel

Hill: Republicans bring in familiar faces for House races in 2010
NRO: The NRCC Gets Their Man . . . and Their Woman

Rasmussen: Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues

NEW YORK

NYDN: Battle over Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's appointment heads to court
Newsday: Lengthy court fight looms over Ravitch appointment
Newsday: Attorney says it's official: Ravitch is the lieutenant governor
NYDN: Bloomberg Questions Legality Of Ravitch Appointment
Albany TU: Paterson calls Ravitch an ally on economy
NYT: Ravitchs Wild Ride: Steakhouse Ceremony to Albany Return
NYDN: Diaz Sr. Takes Credit For Ravitch
AP: NY court vacates restraining order for Lt. Gov.
WSJ: New York Needs a Constitutional Convention

Albany TU: Espada will rejoin Senate Democrats
NYT: Standoff Ends as Defector Rejoins Albany Democrats
NYDN: Rogue Democrat Pedro Espada returning to Dems
Newsday: Key developments in NY Senate standoff

Reuters: NY gov: deficit may have swollen to $800 mln

NEW JERSEY



Star-Ledger: Chris Christie says Sarah Palin won't stump for him, but Rudy Giuliani will
Star-Ledger: Poll shows shrinking lead for Chris Christie vs. Gov. Jon Corzine

VIRGINIA

Roanoke Times: McDonnell rolls out ideas for creating jobs
Wash Times: McDonnell proposes job-creation plan for Virginia
Richmond TD: Va. GOP candidates sell their jobs plan
Examiner: McDonnell, Bolling roll out jobs plan
Daily Press: McDonnell takes swipe at Kaine over jobs fund
Wash Times: Republican McDonnell makes Twitter debut to directly reach voters

Examiner: First Ohio, now Virginia - Obama approval dropping like a stone

WaPo: $2.2 Billion State Computer Contract Upgraded to Election-Year Headache

WaPo: Federal Appeals Court Judge Karen Williams Resigning

CALIFORNIA


Chicago Tribune: Carly Fiorina gets set to take on Sen. Barbara Boxer of California
SF Chronicle: Fiorina failed to register business, foundation

SacBee: Schwarzenegger's fraud allegation tough to pin down
AP/Thompson: Furloughs to close Calif. offices starting Friday
LA Times: How did California get into this mess?

TEXAS



Star-Telegram: Perry holds 12-point lead over Hutchison, poll shows
CQ Politics: Perry Leads Hutchinson by 12 Points Among Texas Republicans
Dallas MN: Perry's, Hutchison's fundraising letters pit Washington against Austin

FLORIDA



Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Crist smashes fundraising record in U.S. Senate race
Miami Herald: Crist fundraising for Senate race quickly leaves Rubio behind
CQ Politics: Crist Announces $4.3 Million Raised for Florida Senate Race
Jac Obs: Crist Outraises Senate Rivals by Wide Margin

GEORGIA



Gainesville: Governor's race 2010: Initial fundraising relies on friends and neighbors
RN-T: Oxendine returns contributions

ILLINOIS

WaPo: Burris Wont Seek Re-election
NYT: Illinois Senator Wont Run in 10, Officials Say

Wash Times: Aide may be crucial to Blagojevich trial

MINNESOTA

Minn Indep: Coleman deserves easy, humdrum race someday, former GOP colleague says

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Specter: Sestak Is A "Flagrant Hypocrite"
Philadelphia Inquirer: Democrats in Pennsylvania House plan vote on GOP budget

OHIO


CQ Politics: Ohio: Small Early Edge For Democrats In Races For Governor, Senator

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Poll: Michiganians prefer budget cuts, taxes to close deficit

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Appointee of Matt Blunt keeps Harvester fee office under Gov. Jay Nixon

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Ousted Democratic election chiefs file suit
Metro Pulse: Tennessee's Gubernatorial Campaign Cash

NORTH CAROLINA



WRAL: N.C. GOP leader pans Perdue's temporary tax offer

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Adcox: Rally planned to call for SC Gov to go
AP: State E-Mails Detail SC Gov's Argentina Trip Plans

NEVADA

WaPo: Ensign Acknowledges Mistress Payment
Politico: John Ensign paid $96k to mistress's family
Politico: Coburn blasts 'untruths' from Ensign mistress' husband
NYT: Senators Parents Gave Mistress Thousands
Politico: Did Rick Santorum tip off John Ensign?

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Baker bid for governor rallies struggling GOP

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: 7 steps to heal Maryland GOP









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July 9, 2009



NATIONAL

Esquire: Jeb Bush: The Future of the Republican Party
NYT: Jeb Bush Says G.O.P. Message Needs an Upgrade

Rasmussen: Obama's disapproval rating jumps to highest ever
Politico: Independents begin to edge away from President Obama
NYT: Doubts About Obamas Economic Recovery Plan Rise Along With Unemployment

Rasmussen: Romney Leads Among GOP Voters With Fiscal Concerns

Ann Coulter: Forgetting Sarah Palin
Human Events: Palin Already a Bestseller
American Thinker: Hating Palin
Anchorage DN: Palin to campaign in Texas, maybe Virginia

WaPo: Group of 8 Agrees On a Ceiling for Temperature Rise
NYDN: President Barack Obama signs first U.S. climate pact at G-8 meeting
NYT: Developing Nations Rebuff G-8 on Curbing Pollutants
AP: Protesters add face to Rushmore

NYT: Gov. Barbour Dives, Once More, Into the Climate Fray
CQ Politics: Lousy Economy Could Swing Climate Change Vote
CQ Politics: Boxer Crosses Aisle For Help on Climate Bill
Heritage Foundation: Cap and Trade Sold under False Pretenses
American Thinker: In Search of an Intelligent Energy Policy

WSJ: Health-Care Overhaul Goals Prove Challenging
WaPo: Discord on Health Care Dulls Luster Of New Pacts
NYT: Democrats Divide Over a Proposal to Tax Health Benefits
Wash Times: Democrats shy away from health care tax
Fox: Reid Extends Hand to Republicans
Hill: Republicans soothed by Reid
Politico: Harry Reid opens $320B health plan hole
WaPo: Senate Democrats Still Seeking GOP Support
NYT: Infighting Distracts Unions at Crucial Time
Rove: Obama Can't Be Trusted With Numbers, So why should we trust him with health care?
WSJ: The Public Option Two-Step
Rep. Tom Price: We Can Win on Healthcare

WSJ: Democrats Say Panetta Admits CIA Misled Them
WaPo: House Intelligence Chairman Reyes Says CIA Lied to Committee
NYT: Democrats Say C.I.A. Deceived Congress for Years
Politico: Letter by six House Dems claims Panetta admits the CIA misled Congress
CQ Politics: Panetta Admits CIA Misled Congress on Significant Actions
AP: Letters cite admission CIA misled Congress

WaPo: Uncommon Detail Marks Rulings by Sotomayor
NYT: From Sotomayor Rulings, a Wealth of Data
Politico: NRA holds its fire on Sonia Sotomayor nomination
Human Events: Sonia Isnt Joe
American Thinker: Democrats Double Down on the Sotomayor Race Card

WaPo: House Panel Interviews Karl Rove About Attorney Firings

Reuters: Obama nominates Francis Collins to head NIH
NYT: Pick to Lead Health Agency Draws Praise and Some Concern
WSJ: Obama Names Geneticist as NIH Chief



Politico: John Boehner: Joe Biden's lying about stimulus
Politico: Republicans attack Democrats on job loss numbers
CNN: GOP slams Obama stimulus as ineffective
NYT: Cities Lose Out on Road Funds From Federal Stimulus
WSJ: Stimulus to Aid State Budget Gaps
WSJ: Do We Need a Second Stimulus?

WSJ: U.S. Targets Contractors Hiring Illegals
NYT: Government to Require Verification of Workers

WaPo: House Republican Recruitment Shines
Hill: GOPs hopes for 2010 lifted by economy

Human Events: New NRSC Video '60'

Indy Star: RNC Chairman Steele lauds Indiana's successes
AP/Smith: RNC chairman fires up Ind. Republican fundraiser

Hill: Ten FEC reports to watch

NEW YORK

NY Post: Pooh-bah Paterson flouts law
NY Post: Gov in a bold power play
NYDN: Not so fast, Dave, the law may trip you up, experts warn
Albany TU: Paterson names Richard Ravitch as lt. governor
NYT: Paterson Names Ex-M.T.A. Chief as Lieutenant Governor
NYT: Baseball War Was Practice for Senates
NYT: Editorial: The Governors Mr. Fix-It
WSJ: Gov. Paterson Moves to End Tie in Senate
Newsday: Paterson appoints Richard Ravitch lieutenant governor
NY Post: Paterson names ex-MTA Chairman as Lt. Governor
NYDN: Can he do that? Gov. Paterson names Richard Ravitch as lieutenant governor
Bloomberg: New York Senators Set Deadline on Partisan Deadlock

Newsday: State paying for egg donors stokes debate

NEW JERSEY

Rasmussen: New Jersey Governor: Christie Still Leads NJ Gov Race
St. Louis PD: Ashcrofts no-bid deal an issue in N.J. governors race
Star-Ledger: Dems hoping Obama visit will give Corzine a boost
Paul Mulshine: Is Christie a cap-and-traitor?

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Deeds vs. McDonnell: Tweets don't fail now
Human Events: Republican McDonnell Ahead in Virginia

Hill: Freshman Rep. Nye gets top Republican opponent
CQ Politics: GOP Auto Dealer Rigell Challenges Rep. Nye

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: Carly Fiorina seems to be prepping for a bout with Barbara Boxer
SacBee: The State Worker: Schwarzenegger plans 20% pay cuts
Reuters: Top California lawmaker sees budget talks back on
SacBee: Poizner rejects workers' compensation increase
WSJ: California Gives Desalination Plants a Fresh Look

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry announces $4.2 million boom in contributions
Star-Telegram: Perry's campaign reports raising $4.2 million in nine days
Dallas MN: Perry says Palin to campaign for him

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Dem Scott Maddox to challenge Adam Putnam for FL Ag commissioner job
Florida TU: Keith Olbermann calls Duval GOP "worst persons in world"

GEORGIA

Fayette DN: GOP gets leg up in fall races

ILLINOIS

Wash Times: GOP's Kirk seeks Obama's old seat
WaPo: Kirk Will Run For Illinois Senate
CQ Politics: Kirk Will Run for Senate, Madigan Opts Out
ABC Chicago: 5th Republican entering gov's race
Chicago Sun-Times: Dillard announces his candidacy for governor
Chicago Tribune: IL political floodgates open after Madigan passes on gov, Senate bids
Chicago Sun-Times: Why Lisa Madigan isn't running
NYT: A Decision Scrambles 2 Top Illinois Races
NYT: Illinois A.G. Wont Run for Senate or Governor

Chicago Sun-Times: Ex-aide to Blago: I tried to stop him
AP: Blagojevich Aide Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Marty Seifert, former House Republican leader, joins governor's race

PENNSYLVANIA



AP: Toomey claims hes raised $1 million-plus in Senate bid
Phil Daily News: Toomey: I'm electable! GOP leaders not so sure
AP/Jackson: Specter may face 3-way nomination contest in 2010

OHIO


Politico: Obamas approval tanks in Ohio
Cleveland PD: Obama's approval rating falls significantly in Ohio
WSAZ: Alec Baldwin Says He Was Approached to Run for Governor of Ohio
Cleve PD: DC Democrats criticize U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman for Washington ties
Cleve PD: Democratic National Committee raps Ohio's Boehner

MICHIGAN



Detroit FP: Cox: Weed out Medicaid fraud
CQ Politics: Will Michigan Rep. Peters Have A 'Rocky' 2010 Race?
Detroit News: Ron Weiser's new challenge is rebuilding Michigan GOP

MISSOURI

AP: Kehoe resigns from Mo. transportation commission, confirms potential Senate bid

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Smith names campaign finance director

NORTH CAROLINA

Southern Political Report: The GOP wants to take on Kissell
Beaufort Observer: Perdue calls for $1.6 billion in new taxes

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sun Journal: S.C. governor to return Wednesday, his office says
State: Polls say it's time Sanford resigns

NEVADA

WaPo: Coburn Says He Counseled Ensign to End Affair
Politico: Tom Coburn knew of John Ensign's affair
AP: Ex-mistress' husband says Ensign paid severance

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOPs Baker leaps into race against Patrick
Boston Channel: Baker To Run For Governor As Republican

NYT: State Suit Challenges U.S. Defense of Marriage Act
Boston Globe: Mass. is 1st to fight US marriage law
WSJ: Massachusetts Sues U.S. Over Definition of Marriage

IOWA

Des Moines Register: GOP leader in Iowa Senate plans to run for governor
Ottumwa Courier: McKinley exploring run for governor
AP/Glover: Can conservative Iowa GOP gov candidates win?

ALABAMA

NYT: Justice Dept. Whistle-Blower in Alabama Case Is Fired

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: 'Real World' Alumnus Launches House Bid in Wisconsin

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Md. GOP tensions boil over: Lawmakers, party leaders feud with chairman

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Rand Paul may challenge Bunning
AP/Biesk: Rand Paul to decide US Senate candidacy by August



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July 8, 2009



NATIONAL

Fox: Palin Blasts Critics, Remains Mum on 2012 Bid
Politico: Republican insiders see value in Sarah Palin's move
Roger Stone: Palin's Plan and why it can work
NYT: Reading (Too Much?) Into Palins Resignation
WSJ: An Open Letter From Sarah Palins Lawyer, Thomas Van Flein
WaPo: Palin Faces New Ethics Complaint Over Reimbursements
CNN: Analysis: Is Palin the next GOP 'kingmaker'?
LA Times: Sarah Palin reclaims her inner fisherwoman: 'Politically, if I die, I die. So be it.'
AP/Joling: Palin: Politically speaking, 'If I die, I die.'
AP/Joling: Palin says she's open to 'all options'
AP: Palin Says She's a Fighter, Not a Quitter
Politico: Poll: GOP divided on Sarah Palin resignation
WSJ: Steele to Palin: Come on In. The Waters Nice.
Rasmussen: Palin At The Top And Bottom for GOP Voters in 2012
USA Today: Poll: Palin's support still strong among GOP
CQ Politics: Most Americans Wouldn't Vote for Palin for President
John Fund: Why Palin Quit: Death by a Thousand FOIAs
James Taranto: The Biden Curve: Palin was "stupid" for saying what he says now
Kathleen Parker: Gold Rush In Alaska
Dick Morris: Palin took big risk in quitting office
Camille Paglia: Can Palin ever come back?

Examiner: News leak shows Obama in free fall in new shocker poll
Newt Gingrich: How Team Obama Hijacked 'Change' And How We Can Take It Back
Pat Buchanan: Dumbing-Down the U.S. Navy

WSJ: Support Slips for Tax on Employee Health Benefits
WaPo: Swing-State Senators Concerned About Tax on Employer-Paid Coverage
Wash Times: Most polled oppose health benefits tax
WaPo: In Retooled Health-Care System, Who Will Say No?
NYT: Health Deals Could Harbor Hidden Costs
NYT: In Health Reform, a Cancer Offers an Acid Test
NYT: Reid Is Skeptical About Wooing G.O.P. on Health Care
Politico: Reid jumps into health negotiations
CQ Politics: Selling the Greater Good on Health Care
AP/Zaldivar: Health care overhaul racing against the clock
WSJ: White House Assures Drug Makers on Reimportation
Michael Gerson: Obama's Sinking Health-Care Agenda

WSJ: White House Presses Cap and Trade to Senate
NYT: Despite Shift on Climate by U.S., Europe Is Wary
Human Events: Midwest Shoulders Pelosi's National Energy Tax

NYT: U.S. Considers Curbs on Speculative Trading of Oil
WSJ: Oil Prices Need Government Supervision
Politico: House, oil industry fractured over gas well regulations
T. Boone Pickens: One year later, we still import too much oil
Buzzle: Texas Tycoon Pickens Scraps $10bn Windfarm Plan

WSJ: Does Obama Want to Own the Airlines?
WSJ: The problems with a financial products safety panel

WSJ: Jobless Feel Effects of States' Stimulus Rejection
WaPo: Power of Stimulus Slow to Take Hold
Politico: Democrats stuck in stimulus jam

WaPo: Task Force to Recommend Overhaul of U.S. Immigration System

NYT: Gun-Rights Advocates Ask Senate to Oppose Sotomayor Confirmation
Wash Times: NRA raises concerns over Sotomayor
NYT: Senators Settling Into New Roles to Weigh Sotomayor Nomination
AP/Davis: Top Republican hits Sotomayor on firefighters case
NYT: Senators Start Setting Stage for Sotomayor Hearings
Politico: GOP war-games Sotomayor hearings
Human Events: Sotomayor Comes into Focus

NYT: Rove Is Interviewed in Judiciary Panel Inquiry
Politico: Rove deposed in U.S. attorney probe

Politico: Barack Obama could preside over demise of modern campaign finance

WSJ: Pelosi v. CIA: Videotapes for agents, secrecy for the Speaker

WaPo: Bribery Plea in Probe of Firm With Murtha Ties

Wash Times: Jurors view tape of Jefferson taking briefcase

WaPo: Government Agencies, Washington Post Targeted in Cyberattack

Politico: Governors groups see big cash hauls

Wash Times: Young Cons a YouTube surprise hit

NEW YORK

Albany TU: 3 Senate Dems stoke speculation as pressure builds to share power with GOP
NY Post: Senate 'Amigos': D-Day tomorrow
Albany TU: Paterson to talk of crisis in Senate: Governor asks TV time
WSJ: Albany Jam Leads to Talk of Convention
AP/Bauman: Gridlock may embolden individual NY senators
WNYC: Senator Adams to Republicans: "Get Butts Back in This Chamber"
NYDN: No paychecks for Albany senators; DiNapoli order to hold paychecks takes effect
Newsday: State Senate chiefs hope to end impasse by week's end
Elmira Star-Gazette: N.Y. senators work toward agreement

American Spectator: NY Republicans Outflanking Dems on Gay Marriage?

YouTube: Pete King speaks out against honoring Michael Jackson

NYT: Pension Costs for Local Governments May Triple by 2015, Analysis Says

Newsday: Sarah Palin's moves perplex LI Republicans

NEW JERSEY

AP: Sarah Palin is not attractive to Chris Christie's N.J. Gov campaign
Star-Ledger: Federal aid to N.J. a lightning rod for Corzine, Christie during governor's race
AP/Mulvihill: Independent NJ candidate qualifies for match

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: New poll: McDonnell 49, Deeds 43
CQ Politics: McDonnell Opens Lead Over Deeds In Virginia Governor Race
Public Policy Polling: McDonnell leads for Governor (.pdf)
Politico: Poll: GOP state candidates lead in Va.
AP/Lewis: Va.'s McDonnell ducks questions on Palin aid

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: A New York Solution for Bailing Out California
NYT: Staggering Budget Gap and a Reluctance to Fill It
LA Times: Karen Bass is a target atop the California Assembly
Mercury News: California leaders in no hurry to break budget impasse
SacBee: Brown returns $52,500 to donors linked to pension fund probe
Dan Walters: Public worker unions are seeking more clout

TEXAS

Dallas MN: GOP AG hopefuls Ted Cruz and Dan Branch each have $1 mil warchests
AP: Perry, running for 3rd term, speaks in Conroe
Texas Monthly: Lots of talk that Perry will report giant fundraising numbers
AP: Staples wants 2nd term as Texas ag commissioner

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Marco Rubio's fundraising numbers cast doubt on Senate bid
Examiner: Meek raises $3 million for Senate race in Florida while Rubio sputters
Hill: Meek, Crist to report more than $3 million raised
St. Pete Times: Rubio slow raising money
Orlando Sentinel: Rubio comes up a little...short
St. Pete Times: Crist's personal finances remain modest, report says
AP: Meek, Rubio announce fundraising for Fla. Senate
TBO: Web ad attacks Sink's use of state aircraft
CQ Politics: Republican Hukill to Challenge Kosmas in Florida 24

GEORGIA

AJC: Can Dems win governors office? Yes. Will they? Well, that depends

ILLINOIS



Politico: GOP hopes 'Hastert' resonates
Chicago Tribune: Gov. Pat Quinn to detail $1 billion in spending cuts

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: State Rep. Tom Emmer says he'll run for governor
Minn Post: Former House Minority Leader Seifert officially announces run for governor
Star Tribune: Emotional Franken finally gets sworn in
Pioneer Press: Franken takes his seat

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Specter Loyal Democrat Since Party Switch, Vote Study Shows
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. budget talks resume but consensus distant

OHIO


Toledo Blade: Top Ohio Senate Republican calls for slot ballot vote
Politico: A Kilroy-Stivers rematch

MICHIGAN

Mich Mess: Rogers works to stem tide of Republican losses in Congress

MISSOURI

AP: Schweich enters Mo. auditor's race, joins Rep. Icet in a Republican primary

TENNESSEE

PNJ: Fred Thompson talks sports

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: Hagan squeezed by both sides on health care reform

SOUTH CAROLINA

NYT: Censure Adds to Sense Sanford May Survive Scandal
Reuters: Pressure eases on South Carolina governor
State: Sanford issues schedule -- no public events

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: AG Ayotte resigns, eyes Senate run
Union Leader: Ayotte: My 'intent was to continue serving'
Politico: Republicans land top recruit in New Hampshire
CQ Politics: Ayotte Resigns to Explore New Hampshire Senate Bid
Hill: Aiming for Greggs open seat, Ayotte is unknown big name

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Bunning says he has more money than rivals

MARYLAND

Wash Times: Ouster a threat for Md. GOP chairman

LOUISIANA

Hill: Vitter raises $1.2 million for reelection fight





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