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June 14, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Anchorage DN: Trip Outside shows Palin's star still blazes
Reuters: McCain defends Palin against Letterman
Toledo Blade: Palin power
Kathleen Parker: Why Dave's Not Funny
Boston Herald: NOW takes the side of right in Sarah Palin vs. Dave Letterman
Fox: New York Lawmaker Calls on CBS to Fire Letterman for Palin Comments
American Thinker: Inside Letterman's Head

NYT: Many in Congress Hold Stakes in Health Industry
WaPo: Obama Seeks Spending Cuts for Some Federal Health Programs
American Thinker: A Real Free Market Health Care Solution

Hill: Pence goes after climate bill in GOP address
Wash Times: Climate bill called 'energy tax': GOP offers alternative to cap-and-trade
CNN: Republicans target climate bill
CQ Politics: Compromises Threaten Energy Bills Chances on Senate Floor
Hill: GOP threatens ethics probe over Markey letter

St. Louis PD: Brewing industry fears talk of higher federal beer tax

Wash Times: Sotomayor worries gun rights groups
AP/Davis: Sotomayor impresses in interviews, senators say
George Will: More Judicial Activism, Please

NYT: Regulators Feud as Banking System Overhauled



LA Times: Some projects raise question: Where's the stimulus?



Wash Times: Cornyn seeks Senate seats for GOP in '10
NYT: Republicans Rethinking the Reagan Mystique
WaPo: GOP-Leaning Majority Seen Fading in U.S.
Rich Lowry: Indiana guv has answers for bedraggled GOP

David Broder: The Stakes For Obama This Fall
WaPo: Obama's Spending Plans May Pose Political Risks

Hill: Bilbray: White House playing games with immigration

Politico: Pete Visclosky OK'd to use campaign funds for law fees

Hill: Redistricting looms over 2010 election landscape

LA Times: Newt Gingrich, zombie politician

NEW YORK

Newsday: State Senate Republicans confident Monserrate in fold
Albany TU: Bold coup upsets Senate
NYT: State Senate Coup Exposes Albanys Lack of Order
Buffalo News: State Senate nears nightmare scenario
NYT: Albanys New Political Order Is Disorder
NYT: Scant Role for Women in Albany Mess
Crain's: The rapid rise and faster fall of Sen. Smith
NY Post: Hiram sought defense-fund $$ from lobbyist
Buffalo News: Once again, Pigeon is at center of political storm

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Christie taps Morris Plains attorney Jay Webber as state GOP chairman

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell, Deeds Hit Ground Running
Inside NoVa: McDonnell stumps Manassas area

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: State GOP chooses Sutton as new chair
Pioneer Press: MN Republicans elect veteran campaigner Tony Sutton their new state chair
MPR: Tony Sutton elected as new chair of Minnesota GOP
AP: Hibbing grad is new Minnesota GOP chairman
MPR: Brodkorb elected MNGOP Deputy Chair

Minn Indep: Video: Colemans bulldog credo is Bite hard and dont let go

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: GOP lawmakers bring the budget pain home
LA Times: Jerry Brown again says Prop. 8 should be struck down
SF Chronicle: No laughter in Sacramento
SacBee: Without a budget, California could issue IOUs
Dan Walters: California budget deal is a faint hope
Mercury News: Editorial: Crunch time for state budget
SF Chronicle: Cash flow woes: The numbers behind the crisis
Mercury News: Making sense of the state's financial meltdown

SacBee: Union donors got CalPERS deals while leader was board member

SacBee: Prop. 8 leader to run for Sacramento-area Assembly seat

TEXAS

Austin AS: Jose, shifting demographics, and the GOP outlook
LegalNewsline: Texas AG opposes GM's bankruptcy plan
AP: Billions in federal money sought for N. Texas

FLORIDA





Herald Tribune: McCollum is seeking a place in the middle
Miami Herald: Attorney General McCollum makes case for Florida governor post

St. Pete Times: Meek vows aggressive Senate campaign against Crist
News-Press: Crist signs bill in Fort Myers

GEORGIA

AJC: Oxendine donors previously used controversial tactics
AJC: GOP should favor health overhaul
Atlanta BC: Pushing transportation, Barnes draws support from business
AJC: Jury out on Roy Barnes role as attorney
IA Georgia: Health Insurance Battle Comes To Georgia

NORTH CAROLINA



Raleigh NO: Fetzer takes reins of state GOP
Asheville CT: Johnson elected state Republican vice chairman

AP: NC House prepares for state budget vote

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Republican congressional races take shape

ILLINOIS

Daily Herald: GOP leader: Gov. Quinn 'shameless' in tax hike push
Times: Republican announces run for Halvorson's Congressional seat
WSJ: Casinos Sue Blagojevich Over Law

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell challenges GOP's education funding plan
Pittsburgh TR: Rendell's propaganda machine
AP: Sales tax increase could end up in Pa. budget mix

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: DeWine planning to run again
Fox28: Former US Sen. DeWine makes campaign filing
Cleveland PD: Disclosures show Congress members from Ohio also lost money
Columbus Dispatch: Sentencing-overhaul battle brewing in Senate

MISSOURI

KC Star: Sen. Kit Bond still performs political miracles
AP: Missouri rally calls for scrapping income tax

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Tennessee Senate, House likely at odds over budget
Chattanooga TFP: Corker, Alexander explain differing votes
Knox News: Bill to allow guns in parks signed

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Some state Democrats think Doyle won't seek re-election
Milwaukee JS: Republicans criticize Democrats on Assembly budget

MONTANA

Missoulian: Will Deschamps new state GOP chairman

COLORADO

Statesman: Ritter's new COO draws GOP fire

UTAH



AP: Hansen wins Utah GOP chairmanship
Deseret News: Hatch staffer voted state Republican chief
Salt Lake Tribune: Utah GOP changes while promising to stick to its guns
Deseret News: Hatch, Bennett get not-so-warm welcome

Salt Lake Tribune: More the merrier for Bennett re-election bid

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Political stakes high in budget showdown
Arizona Daily Star: Five key reasons for budget stalemate
Arizona Daily Star: AZ budget deal hits wall as sides spar

MISSISSIPPI

Commercial Dispatch: Mississippi not alone in budget impasse
HA: Editorial: Barbour's trip OK

ALABAMA

Montgomery Advertiser: Sanford's upset win gives GOP big boost



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June 13, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

LA Times: Gov. Sarah Palin: Won't commit to 2010 re-election bid
CNN: Palin tight-lipped on political future
NRO: Governor Palin Not Certain to Run for Reelection in 2010?

E: Palin Says Letterman "Crossed the Line," Rejects "Convenient" Apology
LA Times: The Letterman-Palin feud continues to simmer
LA Times: Sarah Palin goes into overtime in dispute over Letterman's crude joke
Fox: Palin Continues Her Feud With Letterman
Politico: Palin defends flight attendants
Syr PS: Finch: Palin jokes no laughing matter, says CBS should fire Letterman
Rush Limbaugh: Letterman's Attack on Palin and Her Family Exposes Lib Hypocrisy
Politico: Letterman, right's new public enemy?

WSJ: Congress Sends FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama
NYT: With House Vote, Tobacco Bill Goes to Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Be Careful What You Wish For

WSJ: Obama to Propose $300 Billion in New Health Cost Cuts
WaPo: Lawmakers Reveal Health-Care Investments
Fox: What a week with health care
AP/Espo: Tax on health benefits likely to be in Senate bill
Rush Limbaugh: Safeway Puts Itself in Crosshairs
Rush Limbaugh: National Health Care Will Be Almost Impossible to Roll Back

US News: Will the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Expand to $15,000?

WSJ: Cash-for-Clunkers Clears Hurdle
WSJ: Cash From Lunkheads: Congress wants to pay you to destroy your car

CSM: If theres a knock on Sotomayor, its not inexperience

Reuters: Republicans hammer Democrats on Guantanamo
Mich Messenger: Petraeus debunks Rogers, Hoekstra on Miranda rights

Rush Limbaugh: Illegal: Obama Fires Inspector General Who Investigated Crony

CBS: Cantor Compares Obama To Putin

WaPo: U.S. Senators Release Their Financial Records
Hill: Cantor, Boehner are wealthiest GOP leaders
WSJ: Senators' Investments Offer Financial Cushion

Mike Murphy: The Ice Age Cometh for Republicans
RCP: Mike Murphy's Strange Math

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV News Shows
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYDN: Gotta go, Dems tell Malcolm Smith: Step down to regain control of Senate
AP: Smith's fate uncertain: Democrats evasive over leader's future after Manhattan meeting
NYDN: Smith's Fate To Be Determined Today

WSJ: Court Temporarily Bars Change of New York Senate President
Albany TU: Judge to Senate: Work out this dispute
Buffalo News: Judge tells State Senate to settle its feud
NYT: Judge Gives State Senators Weekend to Negotiate
NYDN: Judge will rule on Albany factions, but hopes they settle; no chance, says Espada

Newsday: New Senate majority pushes for votes on 33 bills
Newsday: Editorial: Albany circus aside, there's work to be done
Buffalo News: Coup leaves State Senate paralyzed
NYT: Editorial: Jump-Start the New York Senate

NYDN: Undoing The Coup
NYT: At Center of Maelstrom, a Senator Used to Chaos
NY Post: Monserrate 'gal assault' details
Newsday: Senate coup: Power, sex and money play roles
American Spectator: Angry ACORN Mob Intimidates NY Lawmaker, Assaults Top Aide

Albany TU: Integrity panel members defend party jobs

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: GOP: Proposed NJ budget will bring fiscal disaster
PolitickerNJ: Christie declines to seek NJEA endorsement
PolitickerNJ: Bucco: Corzine's Legacy Will Be Worst Fiscal Crisis in New Jersey History
New Ledger: Dems Drag Christie Before Congress, Admit Its a Political Smear Campaign
PolitickerNJ: Lautenberg throws Christie and Romney into Bush bundle

VIRGINIA

Fred Barnes: Clintonism Goes Down in Virginia
WaPo: Moran, McAuliffe Supporters Glad At Least Its Deeds

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: 3 vie today for Minnesota Republican Party chairmanship
Star Tribune: GOP meets to name its state leader and rework party's image
MPR: Governor's race ramping up
Pioneer Press: Instant runoff voting cleared by high court

CALIFORNIA


AFP: Schwarzenegger warning as budget deadline looms
Reuters: Loosening unions' grip may be key for California
LA Times: Schwarzenegger may withdraw plan to take money from local governments
NYT: San Francisco at Crossroads Over Immigration
WSJ: California Inmate Plan Draws Ire
American Thinker: California's expensive policy for increasing CO2 emissions

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Goodman eyes race for governor: Discusses possibility with Jesse Ventura AP: Goodman weighs independent bid for governor

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Republicans gather to pick new leaders

MONTANA

MNS: Montana GOP elects Deschamps as new state chair
AP: Hard-liners turned aside in fight to lead MT GOP
KFBB: Montana Republicans Hold 2009 Officers Coonvention in Helena

TEXAS

Fort Worth ST: Opponent will drop bid for Texas governor if Perry adopts his issues
AP/Vertuno: Texas says GM contracts break state law

FLORIDA

McClatchy: McConnell endorses Charlie Crist in GOP Senate contest
NewsMax: Sens. McConnell, Cornyn, McCain to Raise Money for Charlie Crist
ESPN: McCollum urges NCAA to release letter
Herald Tribune: Controversial insurance bill to Crist
St. Pete Times: GOP senator says his bill may be victim of Crist retaliation

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Wood leaving his U.S. attorney post
WALB: Oxendine banks on Independent voters in the race for governor

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: GOP looks to Democrats' problems to help candidates
AP: NC GOP holds election for new party chairman
News14: GOP delegates to choose chairman at convention
WRAL: State GOP seeks to regroup after election losses
Asheville CT: Harsh NC GOP race bares local leader's past crime
FayObserver: Watch N.C. GOP (GOP = Republican) Convention live

ILLINOIS

AP: GOP leader Radogno criticizes Quinn on 'At Issue'
Rasmussen: 61% of Illinois Voters Say They Would Definitely Vote Against Roland Burris

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh BT: Pennsylvania budget deficit passes $3B mark

OHIO


Toledo Blade: Ohio legislators told hole in budget is now at $2.5B
AP: ACLU in Ohio decries Pledge of Allegiance plan

MICHIGAN

AA News: Former GOP Rep. Carl Pursell, known as pragmatist, moderate, dies at age 76
Wash Post: Michiganite Led GOP Moderates In House
Detroit FP: Congressman Carl Pursell was a true problem solver

Holland Sentinel: Riemersma will call audible on run

MISSOURI



CQ Politics: Missouri Senate: Schweich Out, But Will Steelman Get In?
KC Star: Danforth on board with Blunt, too? Have to take Roy's word

TENNESSEE

WBIR: Alexander still among Congress' wealthiest members

KENTUCKY

Hill: Bunning makes $20K from baseball signings

RHODE ISLAND

Providence Journal: Rep. Kennedy decides to step away for medical treatment
WaPo: Patrick Kennedy Returns to Treatment Facility
AP/Tucker: Rep. Patrick Kennedy again receiving treatment

CONNECTICUT

Gail Collins: Mr. Dodds Best/Worst Year







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June 12, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: The New Wage Controls: One more sign that the levelers are now in charge
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Administration Moves to Cap Pay All Across Private Sector

WSJ: White House Sends Signals on Deficit
WaPo: Spike in Interest Rates Could Choke Recovery
David Brooks: The Great Unwinding
WSJ: The 'Paygo' Coverup: The Obama pattern: Spend, repent, spend again, repent
Reuters: House Republicans propose financial reforms

WSJ: Obama Stumps for a Public Insurance Option
WaPo: Obama Stumps for Health-Care Reform
NYT: Obama Takes His Health Care Case to the Public
Politico: Obama: Health insurance a 'moral imperative'
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Lies About Health Care
Hill: Dems brace for CBO score
CQ Politics: Questions Over Lobbyist Meetings Complicate Health Care Negotiations
WSJ: How Safeway Is Cutting Health-Care Costs
Kim Strassel: Democrats and the Health Tax Taboo

WSJ: Senate Passes FDA Tobacco Bill
WaPo: Senate Passes Bill to Let FDA Regulate Tobacco
NYT: Senate Votes to Allow F.D.A. to Regulate Tobacco
NYT: Editorial: Tobacco Regulation, at Last

WSJ: Lawmakers in Farm Belt Try to Steer Climate Bill
Politico: Senate energy bill on tight timeline
Hill: GOP charges Markey with climate witness intimidation
Hill: GOP mulls summer sequel protest on gas prices



Politico: Tempers flare over Sonia Sotomayor
CQ Politics: Chairman Apologizes But Sotomayor Hearing Will Go On

WSJ: House Ethics Committee Takes Up PMA Probe
NYT: Ethics Review of Lobbying Case
WaPo: House Ethics Panel to Probe PMA
CNN: House Ethics panel looking at allegations of misconduct
Politico: House Ethics committee launches PMA probe
Hill: Ethics panel confirms PMA investigation
CQ Politics: Ethics Panel Has Begun Review of Lawmakers' Links to PMA Lobbying Firm
AP/Margasak: Analysis: Republicans may gain ethics issue

Detroit News: House, Senate teams OK $1B 'cash for clunkers' program
Hill: Cash for Clunkers bill: concerns on cost, environmental gains

WaPo: Obama Bows on Settling Detainees
Wash Times: Military warns against detainee transfers
WSJ: Miranda Issues Cloud Gitmo Cases
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Told Ya So: Obama Gov't Reads Miranda Rights to Terrorists

AP: Appeal court reverses order to release photos of detainee abuse of suspected terrorists
NYT: Abuse Photos Part of Agreement on Military Spending
WSJ: Path Clears for Passage of War-Spending Bill

Peggy Noonan: How Republicans got cast as the party of "angry white males"
Politico: Poll: GOP suffers from low self-esteem

Charles Krauthammer: Obama Hovers From on High
Wes Pruden: When discontent stalks the land

Paul Krugman: The Big Hate
Rush Limbaugh: Hate-Promoting Left Seizes Chance to Falsely Blame Right for Violence
James Taranto: 'Them Jews'
Michael Gerson: Why the Jews?



Newsday: Sarah Palin rebuffs David Letterman's offer
NYDN: David Letterman keeps Sarah Palin feud alive with more 'Late Show' jokes

WSJ: Delay the Minimum-Wage Hike

Politico: Spy spat divides Jane Harman, Janet Napolitano

NYT: Editorial: Why the Voting Rights Act Matters

NYT: Editorial: A Clear Case for Impeachment

NEW YORK



NYT: Attempt to Open New York Senate Falters
Albany TU: Another day in the Senate: Monserrate talks, walks; judicial merry-go-round
Albany TU: Is change in the wind for Senate Democrats?
AP: NY Senate coup goes back to court
NY Post: Turncoat's vote is up for grabs
NYDN: Hiram Monserrate's conscience is real key to resolving Albany mess
Newsday: Experts: Political circus has serious stakes for GOP

NY Post/Dicker: Gov bitten by his watchdog

CQ Politics: Labor Activist Ensures Gillibrand Will Face Primary Challenge

NEW JERSEY



Star-Ledger: Christie taps conservative as pick for GOP chairman
Philadelphia Inquirer: Jay Webber named head of N.J. GOP
PolitickerNJ: Webber will be new GOP State Chairman
Star-Ledger: Chris Christie will name Assemblyman Jay Webber GOP chairman for state

VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: Deeds (D) 47%, McDonnell (R) 41%
EJ Dionne: In Virginia, the Advantage Goes to Deeds

MINNESOTA

Minn Post: In Minnesota's governor's race, history tells us to expect the unexpected
Minn Post: Pawlenty supports Tony Sutton for GOP party chair
KXMC: Prominent businessman opts out of Minn. gov's race

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger takes step toward carrying out budget threat
SacBee: Governor revokes borrowing ability
SacBee: Speaker in hot seat as Democrats debate California budget
Reuters: California seen missing budget deadline again

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison meets with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Crist will leave behind big unfinished agenda
AJC: Hard right flexes its muscle in Florida Senate race . but nobody seems to notice

GEORGIA



Augusta Chronicle: Handel touts crisis work in bid to be governor

ILLINOIS



Daily Herald: State Sen. Dillard considers run for governor
AP: Dillard considering run for Illinois governor

PENNSYLVANIA

LVL: Republican Party of PA wants U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter to return campaign donations

OHIO


AP/Smyth: Investigation into former Ohio AG ends with fine
Dayton BJ: Ohio lawmakers facing $3.2B budget hole

MICHIGAN

Jed Babbin: Hoekstras Temptation
Politico: Gridiron star mulls over House bid
Detroit News: State's layoffs target troopers
Detroit News: Former U.S. Rep. Pursell dies

MISSOURI



KC Star: A Schweich stunner: He's out, now backs Blunt
St. Louis PD: Thomas Schweich drops out of the race to be GOP nominee for U.S. Senate
AP: Former Bush staffer says no to Missouri Senate run

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Bredesen speaks out against GOP budget plans
Chattanooga TFP: Governor threatens Republican with budget veto

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Robertson: House approves raising NC taxes

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston PC: Republican group wants Sanford to run for president
AP: Early straw poll set in race for SC governor

LOUISIANA

Politico: Mary Landrieu hedges on health care letter
Politico: SEIU hits Vitter close to home

DELAWARE



Politico: Delaware Rep. Mike Castle won't pursue education and labor panel slot

ALASKA

Hill: Rep. Young's legal fees run to $1.3 million

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: Doyle Fends Off All But Thompson












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June 11, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Politico: Sarah Palin smacks down David Letterman again
NYDN: Sarah Palin attacks David Letterman over 'sexually-perverted' joke

WaPo: U.S. Targets Excessive Pay for Top Executives
NYT: Overseer to Set Executive Pay at Rescued Companies
LA Times: Executive pay targeted in Obama administration crackdown
WSJ: Pro-Business Group Targets Obama Agenda
Hill: Presidents say on pay
LA Times: Executives draw huge salaries at L.A. nonprofit drug treatment center

Fox: GOP Aide: Senate Dems 'Shoving' Health Care Bill Down Republicans' Throat
WSJ: Industry Groups Push Back on Kennedy's Health Bill
WaPo: Obama Administration Finds Health-Care Model in Green Bay
NYT: Doctors Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan
NYT: Savings for Small Business in Health Plan
LA Times: Kennedy's healthcare plan meets resistance
WSJ: US Senate Democrats Keep Options Open On Public Health Plan

Karl Rove: How to Stop Socialized Health Care
Rush Limbaugh: National Health Care and the UAW
David Broder: The 'Rock' In Health Reform
Dana Milbank: It's Healthy to Vent

Ann Coulter: Welcome Back, Carter

AP/Davis: Top Republican rips Democrats for Sotomayor 'rush'
NYT: Senate Republicans Demand More Background on Sotomayor
NYT: Videos Reveal Sotomayors Positions on Affirmative Action and Other Issues

WSJ: Treasury Sale Trips Up Stocks

Hill: Dem mutiny on climate bill grows, says Peterson
CQ Politics: One Energy Plan Still Has a Thrill for the Drill

NYT: Senate Clears Hurdle on Tobacco Bill

CQ Politics: Pelosis War Bill Pitch Gets Personal
Hill: GOP sees Pelosi as Dems Achilles heel

WSJ: Market Downturn Hit Lawmakers
WaPo: Members of Congress Hold Stock in Bailed-Out Companies

Hill: Hutchison: Proposed cuts to NASA 'destructive'
Hill: NASA states going ballistic over cash cuts

AP/Glover: Huckabee warns Republicans against 'mushy middle'

ABC: GOP Leader Rep. Eric Cantor Predicts Republican Landslide in 2010

Hill: Republican members vie for education panel post

Atlantic: The Six Top Republicans Obama Listens To

Politico: Rove: Dowd 'twisted, deranged'

NEW YORK



Albany TU: Smith seeks Troy venue to block GOP takeover
Newsday: Monserrate makes demands on new State Senate majority
NYT: Door Is Locked, and Senate Is in Gridlock
NYDN/Benjamin: Is He In, Or Is He Out?
NY Post: Circus Maximus Getting Zanier
Capital News 9: Coalition says it's still strong
Buffalo News: State Senate fails to convene; GOP trying sway more Democrats
NYDN: Albany Republicans accomplish zip as Gov. tells feuding pols: 'Act like adults'
Albany TU: Senator goes rogue over $1.9M in pork
Albany TU: Republicans, Democrats plot strategy
Reuters: NY state Senate in "diabolical" leadership spat: Governor
Human Events: Golisanos Coup

CQ Politics: Paterson's at a New Low, and New Yorkers Want Him Out in 2010

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: Poll: Christie up by 10 points in NJ governor race
WSJ: Corzine Trails GOPs Christie by 10 Points in N.J.
Star-Ledger: Corzine allies challenge Christie in conference call
PolitickerNJ: Governor's Race: Eight Key Quinnipiac Findings
AP: NJ candidate asked to testify on monitor deals

VIRGINIA



WaPo: Deeds's Victory Renews McDonnell Rivalry -- With a Difference
Wash Times: Deeds starts fast in denigrating GOP
WaPo: Candidates For Governor Get Fast Start
WaPo: Lack of Va. Roots Doomed McAuliffe's Bid
WaPo: How Moran's Early Edge Unwound
NYT: Fierce Gubernatorial Race Kicks Off in Virginia
US News: Deeds' Win in Virginia Means Trouble for the Republicans
Politico: Mapping Virginia
Politico: Why Creigh Deeds won big in Virginia
EJ Dionne: 'Obamacized' Virginia? Creigh Deeds Will Test a Victory's Durability

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: First Republican announces candidacy for governor
Minn Post: Former legislator Bill Haas is first Republican officially in governor's race

CQ Politics: Franken Wins a Ruling, Still Waits for a Victory
Pioneer Press: Minnesota court orders Coleman to pay $95K to Franken
AP: Minn. court orders Coleman to pay $95,000 to Franken

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: Schwarzenegger threatens to shut down state government
SacBee: Assembly leader says new revenue sources are on the table

LA Times: Miss California is stripped of her title
WaPo: Trump to Miss California: You're Fired

AP/Lawrence: Calif. groups getting around donation caps

SF Chronicle: Backers of legal pot eye ballot

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Kay Bailey Hutchison: No special session if I'd been Texas governor
AP: Hutchison questions Perry's leadership



Austin AS: Perry says carbon dioxide limits would destroy state's economy
WSJ: Texas Hold Em: Gov. Perry Hates Climate-Change Bill, Loves Clean Energy

FLORIDA



Tampa Tribune: Crist the GOP favorite for Senate, by far, Quinnipiac poll says
Tallahassee Democrat: Crist leading Rubio in Senate-race poll
Fox Tampa: Early survey shows Crist with big lead
CNN: Crist holds lead in GOP Senate primary
Politico: Charlie Crist holds wide lead in Senate poll
CQ Politics: Crist Swamps Rubio in Republican Primary Match-Up for Senate

GEORGIA

Fayette Daily News: Do Georgians want a Gov. Roy Barnes again?

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Dennis Hastert's son advances potential run for dad's old seat
Stateline: Budget Talks Among Illinois Leaders Stall

IOWA

WHOTV: Huckabee Endorses Vander Plaats for Governor in 2010
AP/Glover: Huckabee wades into Iowa governor's race

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown MC: Pa. House begins debate on state insurance program

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Schiff Discusses Potential Dodd Challenge on Daily Show

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio House rejects Senate changes to budget bill
Vindy: Ohio House doesnt agree with Senate budget cuts, talks to follow
AP/Viviano: Ohio chief justice wants new ethics policy

MICHIGAN

AP: Ex-football star Riemersma eyes congressional seat
Mich Messenger: Former football star seeks Hoekstra seat

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Republicans Move to Cut Bredesen Spending and Tax Plans
Knox News: GOP senators slash revenue, spending from Bredesen budget

NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh NO: Race for N.C. Republican chairman 'just might be the dirtiest on record'

SOUTH CAROLINA

ABC: South Carolina Gov. Sanford on Why Cheney Needs to Defer to New GOP Voices
WYFF4: SC Republican Senator To Run For Governor

ALABAMA



Montgomery Advertiser: Poll hints at close race for governor
RCP: AL Gov Poll: Byrne Has Early Advantage
CQ Politics: Alabama Governor's Race Looking Competitive
Politico: Artur Davis competitive in governor's race

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Arizona GOP advances limits on abortion

KANSAS

McClatchy: Senator blasts Kansas project as waste of stimulus funds

UTAH

Deseret News: Political newcomer joins U.S. Senate race

WISCONSIN

AP/Foley: Former DNR secretary mulling run against Wis. AG

HAWAII

Honolulu SB: Mayor looks like he is running for governor
Honolulu Advertiser: Honolulu mayor explores run for governor













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June 10, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

NYDN: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Jon Voight -- yes, Jon Voight -- go after Pres. Obama
WaPo: GOP Fundraiser Offered Dinner and a Circus
Politico: Palin: David Letterman 'pathetic'
Rush Limbaugh: A Report on the GOP Fundraiser
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin's Future Looks Much, Much Brighter Than Katie Couric's
US News: Sarah Palin Mystifies and Annoys the Republican Establishment
Kathleen Parker: Sarah Palin's Dysfunctional Organization May Be Her Undoing
Dallas MN: Gingrich-Palin power tiff fails to dampen GOP fundraiser

Andrew Breitbart: Go Jon Voight Go! (with video: Voight speech 8 min.)
Wash Times: Voight calls Obama 'good actor'
Guardian UK: Jon Voight asks Republicans to 'bring an end to this false prophet, Obama'
USA Today: 'Midnight Cowboy' star to raise funds for GOP

Newt Gingrich: Once, We Would Have Called It a Scandal

Dick Morris: Obamas issues crumbling

WSJ: High Court Clears Way for Sale of Chrysler
WaPo: Supreme Court Clears the Way for Chrysler Sale
NYT: As Court Clears Path, Chrysler Is Set to Exit Bankruptcy
James Taranto: Speaking Ruth to Power: Not so fast with that Fiat, Mr. President!

WaPo: House Approves Incentives for Trading In Gas-Guzzlers
Politico: Cash-for-clunkers deal moves ahead
AP: House Passes 'Cash for Clunkers' Bill

WaPo: Whitacre Named New GM Chairman
Detroit News: Auto outsider to lead GM board
WSJ: GM Needs a Political Strategy
Hill: Frank defends intervention to save GM facility in his district

WSJ: Health-Care Bills Begin to Crystallize
WaPo: On Health Care, Congress Must Navigate Tricky Political Terrain
NYT: Democrats Nearing Consensus on Health Plan
Hill: House Dems show first draft of health reform bill
Politico: Dems double down on health care
CQ Politics: One Tough Sell: Paying for Health Care Overhaul
Calif Healthline: Republican Leaders Heat Up Opposition to Public Health Plan
WaPo: Fixing Health Care Starts With the Doctors
WaPo: Tax on Health Benefits Weighed

NYT: House Republicans Draft Energy Bill With Heavy Focus on Nuclear Power
Hill: Senate panel opens up more Gulf drilling

Wash Times: Obama says bailout has 'turned a profit'

WSJ: Industry Pushes to Extend Home-Buyer Tax Credit

WaPo: Goals Shift For Reform Of Financial Regulation
NYT: 10 Large Banks Allowed to Exit U.S. Aid Program
WaPo: 10 Banks Allowed to Repay $68B in Bailout Money
Hill: Bank PAC money keeps pace

WSJ: Democrats Mix Signals on Deficit
NYT: For U.S., a Sea of Perilous Red Ink, Years in the Making
NYT: Obama Aims to Revive Pay as You Go
Politico: Republicans: Debt will bring Barack Obama down
Arthur Laffer: Get Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates

WaPo: Senate Sets Sotomayor Hearing Date for July 13
St. Pete Times: Sen. Martinez 'delighted' with Sotomayor after private meeting
Wash Times: GOP senators seek to slow Sotomayor timeline
Hill: GOP criticizes hearing dates for Sotomayor
Politico: Sonia Sotomayor scheduling infuriates Republicans
CSM: GOPs new Sotomayor strategy: Attack Obama
NYT: A Supreme Court Nomination Stirs Up Bad Memories
Human Events: The Sotomayor Case File

WSJ: Ruling on 'Probable Bias' Spotlights Political Reality

WSJ: U.S. Temporarily Suspends Policy of Deporting Widows of Citizens

MSNBC: Boehner: Obama 'importing' terrorists
Wash Times: Graham, Lieberman fight to block release of detainee photos
Politico: Graham: Hillary opposes release of torture pics
NYT: Lawsuits Force Disclosures by C.I.A.



Politico: McKeon to replace McHugh on Armed Services
Dallas MN: GOP leaders pick McKeon for Armed Services slot
Human Events: McKeon Wins Top GOP Spot on Armed Services

Wash Times: House quietly restricts ethics probes
Politico: House GOP sometimes votes 'yes'

NYT: Editorial: Census Follies, Continued

WSJ: Unions in Debt: Big labor has big financial problems it wants to keep quiet

Wash Times: Gun control measure foils House voting bill

WSJ: Boom Town: Washington is awash in money

WSJ: Independents and the Obama Mandate
CQ Politics: Proportion of Independents Among Electorate at 70-Year High
Politico: FEC: President Obama funneled money to swing states
Rush Limbaugh: Five Months Later, We Examine Barack Obama's Empty Promises

CQ Politics: Abortion and Black Voters

Hill: Steele calls on Republicans to hold the line

NEW YORK



Newsday: New Senate leaders vow to work with Paterson
NYT: Feeling Slighted, Rich Patron Led Albany Revolt
NY Post: Golisano was power behind push
NYT: N.Y. Democrats Try to Reverse G.O.P. Coup in State Senate
Buffalo News: GOP seeks to expand victory in Senate coup
NY Post: Albany's bozos are in the dark: Senate shut amid 'countercoup' bid
NYDN: Ousted Majority Leader Malcolm Smith fiddled with BlackBerry while Senate burned
NYDN: Ousted Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith didn't mind store - or rats
NY Post: Malcolm aide sees 'extortion' by rebel
NYT: Editorial: Albanys Madhouse

Politico: Carolyn Maloney polls Senate campaign

CQ Politics: Republican Adds His Name to List of Candidates to Replace McHugh
Politico: GOP readies for N.Y. special election

NYT: Poll Finds Paterson Deeply Unpopular
NY Post/Dicker: Hapless gov getting what he asked for

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Christie criticizes new CWA deal
Philadelphia Inquirer: The who, the what of lieutenant governor
PolitickerNJ: The fight for the Passaic County Republican Party winds down in Wayne

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Virginia Governors Race To Be a Closely Watched Rematch
WaPo: Contest Will Play Out on a National Stage in the Fall
Hill: Deeds shocker gives Dems safer centrist in Va.

Wash Times: Deeds wins Democratic primary
WaPo: Deeds Surges to Stunning Win in Va.
Politico: Deeds cruises in Va. gov race
NYT: State Senator Beats McAuliffe in Va. Primary
WaPo: Severe Weather Meddles in Tight Virginia Contest

MARYLAND

Hill: Another pitched GOP primary forming on the Eastern Shore

MINNESOTA

NYT: For 2012 Contender Pawlenty, Some Advantages in Leaving Office
Pioneer Pr: Pawlenty to announce spending cuts w/i 2 weeks, state employees face layoffs
CQ Politics: Just Try To Keep Track of All The Candidates For Minnesota Governor
Star Tribune: GOP activist seeks rejected absentee Senate ballots

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: Budget knife threatens popular state programs



SacBee: Leader says Senate GOP will support most of Schwarzenegger's cuts
SacBee: California mayors join forces to oppose state funding cuts
SacBee: Senate Dems push to raid budget reserve
LA Times: State budget: Democrats' plan would ease cuts, tap 'rainy day' funds
Reuters: Top California lawmaker aims to tap rainy-day funds
Politico: The California GOP's problema grande

Calif Chronicle: Tom Harman Kicks-Off his Campaign for California Attorney General

TEXAS


Dallas MN: Governor: Special session of Texas Legislature to deal with agencies' future
Houston Chronicle: Perry: Special session is coming
Austin AS: Special session coming, Perry says
AP/Shannon: Perry says he will call special session
Dallas MN: Governor Perry breaks collarbone in accident
Austin AS: Governor breaks collarbone in biking accident
WSJ: Texas Blasts Federal Efforts to Fight Global Warming

FLORIDA



Tampa Tribune: McCollum questions poll showing Sink leading for governor
CQ Politics: Crist's Decision to Run for Senate Gives Dems a Shot at Governorship
USA Today: 2010 Fla. governor's race a 'tossup'
Orlando Sentinel: Sink has slight lead over McCollum in governor's race
AP: Bronson endorses McCollum in governor's race

Miami Herald: Senate looks to shrink no-drilling zones
St. Pete Times: Gulf drilling measure would put rigs 45 miles from coast
AP/Hebert: Senate panel approves drilling off Florida

GEORGIA

WSJ: Failed Banks Dot Georgia's Vista
AJC: Isakson: Give GM stock to taxpayers
Examiner: Barnes, Oxendine: Grease spots on the gubernatorial trail?

ILLINOIS

Fox: Dennis Hastert's Son to Run for Father's Illinois Congressional Seat
CQ Politics: Son of Ex-Speaker Hastert To Challenge Rep. Foster
Progress Illinois: Meet Ethan Hastert
USA Today: Hastert's son joins the family business
CBS: Ethan Hastert To Run For House Seat
Politico: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's son announces House bid
WSJ: Former Speaker Hasterts Son to Run for U.S. House

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown MC: Is Corbett-Meehan a GOP dream ticket? Some say yes
Philadelphia Inquirer: Specter's shift: Just noise
Pittsburgh TR: Likely Specter challenger Sestak makes early rounds
Pittsburgh PG: Protesters rally against tax hikes at state Capitol

OHIO


Mansfield NJ: Petro tells local GOP he will run for Supreme Court

MICHIGAN

NYT: Michigan Tries to Renew Itself Without King Auto

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Gov. Bredesen's budget is likely to change

SOUTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Inglis Faces Deluge of Primary Challengers in South Carolina 4

NEVADA

AP/Riley: Governor vetoes more bills

MARYLAND

Delmarva: Ehrlich addresses Republicans

MISSISSIPPI

WaPo: Haley Barbour Enters the 2012 Thicket
Dispatch: Barbour plays role of both wedge, hammer in stalemate







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June 9, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES





NATIONAL

CNN: Palin center of attention at big GOP dinner
WaPo: Palin Welcomed at GOP Dinner
NYT: In Palins Shadow, Republicans Collect Cash
Dana Milbank: Keynoter or Not, Palin Steals Spotlight at GOP Fundraiser
Politico: Sarah Palin makes little splash at dinner
Wash Times: GOP scrambles for a messenger
Hill: Gingrich: Cheney takes first round vs. Obama
AP/Evans: Gingrich urges GOP inclusion at fundraiser
CQ Politics: Gingrich Trumps Palin at GOP Gala

Politico: Sarah Palin: Barack Obama's agenda not 'sensible'
NYDN: Sarah Palin rips Obama, tells Fox News his economic policy is leading U.S. to socialism

Fox: Governor Palin's Victories Against Ethics Complaints

NYT: Supreme Court Delays Sale of Chrysler to Fiat
WaPo: Supreme Court Delays Chrysler's Swift Sale
Wash Times: Ginsburg stalls sale of Chrysler
WaPo: Supreme Court Stalls Chrysler-Fiat Deal
Hill: Auto plan hits potholes

WSJ: Senators Respond to Obama on Health Care
WaPo: Decision Makers Differ on How To Mend Broken Health System
WSJ: Two Thorny Details Bedevil Health Bill
CQ Politics: Taxing Health Benefits Wouldnt Cover Full Cost Of Insurance For All
WaPo: Senate Republicans Send Obama Letter Opposing Public Health Plan
WSJ: Canada's ObamaCare Precedent: Governments always ration care by making you wait
Dick Morris: Here comes health care rationing
Betsy McCaughey: Downgrading American Medical Care
Rush Limbaugh: Stopping Obama's Health Care Takeover Must be Our Top Priority

WaPo: On the Cusp of Historic Majority, Senate Democrats Miss 'Pillars'

NYT: Senate energy markup may herald return of offshore drilling debate
Wash Times: Study: Cap and trade would hurt economy

WSJ: FedEx Begins Campaign Against Labor Bill

WaPo: CIA Urges Judge To Keep Bush-Era Documents Sealed

WSJ: Sotomayor Fractures Ankle at Airport
NYT: An Ivy-Covered Path to the Supreme Court
David Brooks: Sotomayor Cautious at Heart
Kevin Baine: Making Law on the Court

WSJ: GOP Blocks Census Nominee

Fox: House Republican Moves to 'Terminate the TARP'
WaPo: Banks May Need New Stress Tests, Panel Says
Wash Times: Bailouts no longer money in the bank: Funds diverted to help automakers

WSJ: FAA Chief Faces Test on Commuter Safety

WSJ: The Media Fall for Phony 'Jobs' Claims: The Obama Numbers Are Pure Fiction
WSJ: Obama Presses Cabinet to Speed Stimulus Spending
Wash Times: Obama to hurry recovery effort amid rising doubt
Hill: Bad jobs data spur Obama on stimulus
Hill: Cantor: Administration 'moving goalpost' on stimulus
Rush Limbaugh: The Obama Economy is Failing
Pat Buchanan: The Anti-Reagan

WaPo: Court Ties Campaign Largess to Judicial Bias
NYT: Justices Tell Judges Not to Rule on Major Backers
WSJ: Court Rules Against Massey Unit in Judicial-Bias Case
WaPo: Supreme Court Says Judges Must Avoid Appearance of Bias
WSJ: Judges and 'Bias': The Supremes trample on state courts
NYT: Editorial: Honest Justice

WaPo: Supreme Court Turns Down 'Don't Ask' Challenge
Wash Times: Justices decline 'don't ask, don't tell' case

WSJ: Holder Winks at Voter Intimidation

WaPo: House Clears New IG Independence Bill
Politico: Senate vote a sea change for tobacco
Hill: Cantor complains Pelosi refuses to meet with him

NYT: Turf Battles on Intelligence Pose Test for Spy Chiefs

Wash Times: 'Cold cash' looms large in Jefferson trial

Ross Douthat: Not All Abortions Are Equal


NEW YORK





NYT: Republicans Regain Control of New York State Senate
Albany TU: Republicans flip Senate: GOP regains control of chamber with aid of 2 Democrats
Albany TU: Anticipating the aftershock
Albany TU: Senate revolt could lead to legislative gridlock
Albany TU: Guide to the players
NY Post: State Senate's gone coup-coo: GOP in power as Dems 'flip'
NY Post/Dicker: Clueless leaders didn't see it coming
NY Post: GOP takes control of State Senate
Newsday: GOP gains control of NY Senate, names Skelos majority leader
NYDN: GOP coup in Albany: Senators Monserrate & Espada vote against fellow Democrats
Albany TU: Two Democrats join Republicans to topple Smith as Senate leader
Buffalo News: Republicans retake state Senate, aided by renegade Democrats
Rochester D&C: Senate majority flips; vote pushes Smith out as majority leader
NYT: Republicans Seize Control of State Senate

CQ Politics: Gillibrand Locks Down Two More Endorsements

Buffalo News: Old budget ideas are 'new' again in governor's plan

Wash Times: Stage set in upstate New York for race to fill McHugh's seat

NYT: Poll Finds Lukewarm Support for Bloomberg

NEW JERSEY

AP/Delli Santi: GOP's Christie blasts NJ governor over union deal
Shore News Today: Lonegan concession showed style, but will it reunite Republicans?
NYT: Corzine, in Burst of Election Ads, Pins G.O.P. Label on His Rival

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Primary Hinges On Voter Turnout
WaPo: Some Facts About Today's Dem Gov Primary
Wash Times: Virginia Democrats face pivotal primary
Politico: Late surge shapes Va. governor race
SurveyUSA: At the Wire, VA Democratic Governor Primary Snaps into Focus
CQ Politics: As Virginians Head to Polls, Reports Show Last-Minute Help From Big Backers
News Virginian: Virginia GOP aims to get back on winning track
WaPo: Va. Candidates Enter Homestretch of Tight Primary Race

WEST VIRGINIA

Politico: Robert Byrd remains hospitalized with staph infection

MINNESOTA

Post-Bulletin: Presidential buzz swirls around Pawlenty

Minn Post: GOP activist seeks to count unopened Coleman-Franken absentee ballots

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: 2010 governor hopefuls tread carefully in budget crisis
SacBee: Taxes still the way in California budget crisis, some insist
SacBee: Governor cancels unfilled 'vendor contracts'
Reuters: California to eliminate funds for recent contracts
SacBee: California's lawmakers cutting back, voluntarily

AP: SoCal politician's son dies in apparent cliff fall

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Perrys suggestion of power

FLORIDA

USA Today: Ex-senator Robert Smith of N.H. will run again, via Florida
Florida Today: State Sen. Gelber plans attorney general run

Miami Herald: Florida Legislature gives OK to ship inmates out of state

GEORGIA

WSJ: Holder Winks at Voter Intimidation
New American: Will Noncitizens Be Allowed to Vote in Georgia?

Columbus LE: McKoon plans to seek Harps Senate seat

ILLINOIS

Chronicle: Hastert's son announces run for Congress
Politico: Hastert's son to run for House
CQ Politics: Illinois Rep. Schakowsky Won't Go After Burris' Senate Seat
Hill: Rep. Schakowsky won't run for Senate
Chicago Sun-Times: Blago on Huckabee: 'Burris turned us down.' But did he?

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Scolforo: Pa. House Dems defeat Senate Republicans' budget

OHIO


AP: Ohio governor making pitch to public for schools

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick's new digs: $1M mansion
Detroit FP: Kilpatrick's new home bigger than Manoogian

MISSOURI



CNN: Blunt: Public health care option a non-starter
AP/Blank: Missouri AG seeks to remove Dent County prosecutor

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Redistricting will hurt Democrats, Forrester warns

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: Asking for Stimulus Money, Reluctantly

NORTH CAROLINA

BRN: Shuler: 'I am not running for Senate'

ALASKA

Politico: Cold Alaska: Sarah Palin's chilly relations with Mark Begich









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June 8, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

NYDN: Sarah Palin hits New York City, joins Rudy Giuliani for Yankees game
Hill: Palin draws 20,000 to New York appearance
Wash Times: Palin fends off ethics charges brought since '08
AP: Alaska Gov. Palin talks about special needs in NY
Independent: Palin lays groundwork for 2012 presidential bid

WSJ: Ailing Kennedy Key to Health Bill
Wash Times: Grassley objects to health bill timeline
AP/Werner: Senator says Obama 'got nerve' to push lawmakers
NYT: Bipartisan Health Bill Is Possible, Leaders Say
WSJ: Obama's Health Cost Illusion
Politico: Shelby: Obama will destroy 'best health care system the world has ever known'
Bloomberg: Democrats Weigh Health Mandate as Obama Urges Taxing Wealthy

WaPo: U.S. Will Let Some Banks Repay Aid

NYT: U.S. to Propose Wider Oversight of Compensation
Vitter/McClintock: Capping pay, sapping incentives
NYT: Obamas Economic Circle Keeps Tensions Simmering

Human Events: New, Convoluted Auto Bailout: Cash for Clunkers
NYT: Opponents of Chrysler Sale to Fiat Make Appeal to Supreme Court

Guardian UK: Levy on international air travel could fund climate change fight



Wash Times: GOP seeks to trim stimulus, cut deficit
NYT: Stimulus Funds Spent to Keep Sun Belt Cool

CQ Politics: Gun Rights Lobby Prepares To Weigh In On Sotomayor
NYT: Sotomayor Is Recalled as a Driven Rookie Prosecutor
WSJ: Shelby Steele: Sotomayor and the Politics of Race
Politico: Newt explains 'racist' remark
Politico: Polling Sonia Sotomayor
WaPo: The Nominee's Jurisprudence: Hayden v. Pataki, 2006

WSJ: Obama's Speeches Setting a High Bar for Results
Human Events: Obama Administration May Have First Real Scandal

WSJ: Tobacco and the Tort Bar

Jed Babbin: The Watergate of Waterboarding

WaPo: Antiabortion Efforts Move to the State Level



Politico: Sarah Palin in, then out, back in -and now again out of fundraising dinner
Hot Air: A dangerous dance for the NRCC

Politico: Republicans angle for Rep. John McHugh's spot on House Armed Svcs Committee

Politico: GOP targets Nancy Pelosi's road trip

NEW YORK

NY Post: Gov takes his Andy fears out on Mario
NYDN: Gov. Paterson's fix for economic crisis: High-tech spending
CQ Politics: While McHugh Awaits Confirmation, Would-Be Successors Wait, Too
Albany TU: Paterson: Panel to probe cop 'friendly fire'

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Corzine comes to life and goes on attack in re-election battle
USA Today: Democratic candidates adopt anti-Bush strategy
NJ: Where is the Christie platform?
Cherry Hill CP: Campaign must be about the issues
Philadelphia Inquirer: Fractured Glouco GOP braces for another battle

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Virginia Democrats To Choose Gubernatorial Nominee
Hill: Card check makes '09 political debut in Virginia
WaPo: Black Vote Courted In Home Stretch

MINNESOTA

Politico: Norm Coleman stays course as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty exits
Star Tribune: Wide-open field for governor in 2010

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: State's budget crisis opens rift between unions and Democrats
SacBee: Most California lawmakers take full pay despite state shortfall
AP/Lin: The Golden State's safety net strains
SacBee: Threat of layoffs puts public employee unions on the spot

TEXAS

Dallas MN: If Hutchison leaves Senate, down-ballot frenzy could begin
Houston Chronicle: Straus learns fast on managing House
SA News: Take away 'voter ID' and new speaker might have smooth sailing

FLORIDA



Wash Times: Some sunshine in Florida

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Why, oh why, am I watching Patti?

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Arlen Specter's charm offensive
PA2010: Sestak: Only an act of God will keep him out of Senate race

OHIO


Townhall: Kasich v Strickland -- Ohio center stage again

MICHIGAN

Mirror: His roots are here, but Mike Bouchard is eyeing Lansing
Detroit News: Cherry has image problem in bid to be next Michigan governor

TENNESSEE

Clarksville: The Tennnessee House GOP Review

LOUISIANA



Politico: David Vitter: Outlook for 2010 'very good'
Advertiser: Louisiana Spotlight: Louisiana barely dodges two bullets

NEW MEXICO

CQ Politics: New Mexico GOP Waits to Hear If Pearce Be With Them

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: DiMasi case shines spotlight on ally: Topazio cooperating with prosecutors

MARYLAND

Examiner: Maryland Republican Party hosts Newt Gingrich

INDIANA

Fort Wayne JG: Daniels in 2012? Maybe 2016

CONNECTICUT

AP: Budget impasse focuses on taxes vs. spending

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Reid just irks Nevada GOP: Few dollars to defeat senator
LA Times: Nevada's Harry Reid secures some GOP backing for reelection -- a user's guide
Roll Call: Reid's Republican Supporters in Nevada Form Committee

MISSISSIPPI

AP/Byrd: Analysis: Barbour's strength at play in stalemate, MS

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Pullen touts Brewer plan; tax foe irked

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