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March 14, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WaPo: Obama's New Tack: Blaming Bush: President Points to 'Inherited' Economy
Govt Exec: Republicans band together to monitor stimulus spending

WSJ: Summers: Timing of Turnaround Is Unclear
WSJ: Mortgage 'Cramdown' Plan Hits Turbulence in Senate
WSJ: White House Taps Bankruptcy Lawyer for Auto Task Force
Washington Times: Obama adviser Summers touts case for stocks

Boston Globe: Obama boosts Amtrak funding
NYT: Napolitano Targets Border Violence
NYT: Obama Says He Will Review Request for Guard on Border
Hill: Obama to pick Reed adviser for Pentagon post



WaPo: Lawmaker Tried to Aid Bank Partly Owned by Husband
SF Chronicle: Waters didn't reveal bank ties before meeting
CQ Politics: Waters Denies Improperly Aiding Bank Where Husband Was Board Member
LA Times: Rep. Maxine Waters defends her ties to banks
Politico: Waters fights back on bank conflict allegations

NYT: After Change in Federal Policy, Some States Take Steps to Limit Stem Cell Research
WSJ: Stem Cells and the Truth About Medical Innovation

NYT: Editorial: Offshore bank accounts: $100 Billion in taxes the Country Could Use
WSJ: U.S. Insists China Fears Over Debt Unfounded
WSJ: Obama's Education Opening
WSJ: Tax Me If You Can
WSJ: Why the D.C. Voting Rights Act Is Wrong
WaPo: Are Earmarks Defensible?
Bloomberg: Obamas Popularity Doesnt Sway Republican Critics

NYT: G.O.P. Rift on Need for Alternate Budget
WSJ: McConnell: GOP Needs Same Message, Better Candidates

AP: Ginsburg: Court likely changing 'soon'

James Taranto: Please Get Serious, Mr. President
Wm Jacobson: Will Krugman Call Obama Narcissist-in-Chief?
Wm Jacobson: A Cure For Social Security

WaPo: The Trouble With Michael Steele
Dallas MN: McConnell: Steele off to a "rough start"
AHN: Huckabee Calls Republican Chairman's Abortion Comments 'Very Troubling'
Nashville Scene: Michael Steele: the GOP's George Costanza

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK



UConn Advance: Giuliani offers law school audience insider's view of justice department

Albany TU: Clash over staff roils Senate
NYT: Editorial: Stimulus spending: So, Who Will Watch Albany?
Newsday: Sheldon Silver, the king of New York?
Buffalo News: New York Senate seeks new approach to budget
Press&Sun-Bulletin: Well, so much for an open N.Y. budget process
Rasmussen: Governors Popularity Plummets in New York

NYT: Bloomberg and the Incredible Shrinking Mayors Race
NY Post: Bx. pol got a slick 'Rangel' tax break

NRO: A Diagnosis of What Ails Tedisco, From New York's 20th District
CapitalNews9: Gillibrand supports Murphy
AP/Bauman: Gillibrand stumps for Democrat

NEW JERSEY

PolitickerNJ: Lonegan, still unknown, runs nearly even with Corzine and gains on Christie
CQ Politics: Outlook Continues to Look Dim for New Jerseys Corzine
Philadelphia Inquirer: Corzine rejects GOP claims budget proposal attacks middle class
PolitickerNJ: 49 states have elected a Republican since N.J. GOP last won
PolitickerNJ: Christie leads among Independents, ahead by 10 points in South Jersey
Rasmussen: Corzine Falls Further Behind in New Jersey Reelection Bid

MINNESOTA



Star Tribune: Senate recount trial: Now it's up to the judges
CQ Politics: Coleman Lays Out Appeal Strategy Pending Recount Decision
Hill: McConnell: Coleman fight should go to federal court
Minn Indep: GOPs McConnell urges Coleman to take Senate case to federal court
Pioneer Press: U.S. Senate race results up to just 3 voters
Fox: Minnesota Senate Election Case Concludes
AP/Bakst: Judges begin deliberations in Minn. Senate battle

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: California budget faces new $8-billion shortfall
SF Chronicle: California faces new fiscal crisis, report says
Bloomberg: California Teachers Rally as 26,000 Job Cuts Loom
NYT: Farmers Lead a Bid to Create 2 Californias
LA Times/Rutten: Rep. Waters' troubling ties

TEXAS



Gov. Rick Perry: Stimulus bill puts unfair burden on employers
CBS42: Texas Sen. Hutchison concerned about Perry unemployment decision
Dallas MN: State Democrats gird for battle over stimulus fund rejection
Star Telegram: Democrats will push to overturn Perry move to reject some stimulus funds
ATR: Gov. Perry Rises to the Occasion and Protects TX Taxpayers
Austin AS: Editorial: Perry's misguided $555 million stand
AP/Castro: Texas critics assail rejection of stimulus cash
Dallas MN: Editorial: Texas House should support redistricting reform

FLORIDA



St. Petersburg Times: For Gov. Crist, darkest days are always sunny in Florida
Sun-Sentinel: Everglades visit reinforces Gov. Charlie Crist's stance for land deal
Herald Tribune: Critics say Florida is slow to spend the stimulus
News-Press: Economists: Florida faces $3 billion revenue shortfall
Sun-Sentinel: Florida legislative session might go into overtime to reach a budget deal
Miami Herald: Florida Senate leaders target sales-tax exemptions

GEORGIA

AP/Brumback: Critics: Proposed Ga. law amounts to a poll tax
Macon Telegraph: Grocery sales tax looks to be dead this year
Law: Northern District of Georgia's New Chief Judge Reflects on Her Career
AP: Ga. lawmakers seek more control of public defender system

ILLINOIS

St. Louis PD: Quinn will propose major state tax hike to address Illinois deficit
Daily Herald: Tax hikes coming from Quinn
Chicago Sun-Times: To fix fiscal crisis, Quinn must go for broke

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Specter: Amtrak to get $63 million for work in Chester
Hill: Rendell says stimulus 'not enough'

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: House sets slow pace for budget work
CPD: Cleveland schools may get about half the $53 million in stimulus money they expected

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Tough times across U.S. have Michiganders stuck in state

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. GOP Leader Tightens His Grip: Five Congressmen Join Call for Frederick to Quit
Richmond TD: GOP chairman unsurprised Republican congressmen seek his ouster
AP/Lewis: Va. GOP congressmen join call for Frederick's exit

MISSOURI


AP/Lieb: Mo. House Republicans propose budget cuts

TENNESSEE

AP: GOP operative pleads no contest to election charge

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/Slodysko: In WA, budget looms for Legislature's second half

UTAH



NYT: Governor Challenges Utahs Conservative Verities

NEBRASKA

WSJ: Nebraska Sets the Standard on Government Accountability

LOUISIANA

Hill: Perkins not challenging Sen. Vitter




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March 13, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

NYT: Investors See a Glimmer and Shares Soar Worldwide
WaPo: Stocks Soar, But Dismal Signs Remain
WSJ: Americans See 18% of Wealth Vanish
NYT: China Worried About Safety of U.S. Treasuries
Hill: Obama confident after good Dow days
Detroit News: GM dealers balk at ordering new autos
Reuters: Citi doesn't need more government capital: Parsons

WSJ: Cuomo, Frank Seek to Link Executive Pay, Performance
WSJ: Obama Makes Overtures for Cooperation of CEOs
WSJ: European Leaders Push Back on Obama's Calls for Aid
WSJ: Don't Let Government Dictate Labor Contracts
Politico: Gregg grills Geithner on budget

WaPo: Senate Democrats Seek Support For Mortgage Modification Bill
Hill: Senate Democrats mull changes to cramdown
WaPo: No Second Stimulus Bill Is Coming Soon, Pelosi Says

NYT: Congresswoman, Tied to Bank, Helped Seek Funds
Politico: White House CIO Vivek Kundra takes leave
Washington Times: Obama appointee on leave after FBI raid

WSJ: Senate Confirms Ogden as Deputy Attorney General | Bio
NYT: 2 Are Approved for Justice Dept.
Law: Senate Confirms WilmerHale Partner as Deputy Attorney General
WaPo: How Obama Will Handle U.S. Attorney Posts Still Unclear
AP: Senate Panel Approves Kirk As Trade Chief
WaPo: Fourth Nominee Withdraws From Treasury's Roster
Politico: More Treasury staffing woes
Hill: Lawmakers deny Freeman's Israel lobby charges
Politico: Lobbyist ban limits Obama's options
Human Events: GOP Senate Whip Failed to Show Leadership on Obama Nominees

Human Events: Obama's Broken Earmark Promises
CQ Politics: For Health Care Package, Speedy Delivery
NYT: Budget move for climate bill draws rebuke from 28 senators
WSJ: Who Pays for Cap and Trade? -- II
CQ Politics: Duncan Defends Proposed Education Overhauls
WSJ: New Calls for Assault-Gun Ban
NYT: Obama on Spot as Rulings Aid Gay Partners
WaPo: When Administration Has Queries About Rules, Adviser Norm Eisen Answers the Call
WSJ: Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth

Hill: Dems have chance at 60-plus in Senate

Peggy Noonan: There's No Pill for This Kind of Depression
Charles Krauthammer: 'Science' Fiction on Stem Cells
David Brooks: Education Reform
Michael Gerson: Party-Line President: A Post-Partisan Dawn Quickly Turns False



Washington Times: Steele begins naming his team
Politico: Steele names top RNC exec
Hill: Steele names Ken McKay new chief of staff

Larry Sabato: 36 Governorships on the Chopping Block in 2010
American Thinker: Obama Administration's Midterm Campaign Themes

WSJ: RNC's Steele Comes Under Fire for Abortion Remark
WaPo: RNC Chair's Remarks on Abortion Draw Criticism
NYT: In Interview, Republican Chairman Strays From the Party Line on Abortion
NYT: R.N.C. Leader Under Fire
Politico: Steele 'choice' gaffe sparks GOP revolt
Politico: Florida party chair defends Steele
NYDN: GOP chairman Michael Steele says talking to God keeps him from hurting critics
LA Times: John Amato on Michael Steele and the RNC's troubles
Townhall: Michael is Man of Steele: Hero or Zero
Rick Moran: Steele Resignation Watch



NYDN: Red-state staple Rush Limbaugh's radio show has a loyal audience in New York City
Susan Estrich: Engaging Limbaugh Only Makes Him Stronger
McClatchy: Obama v. Limbaugh: Poll finds it's no contest
Hot Air: The lame anti-Rush billboard and a response

NEW YORK



AP/Bauman: NY Senate Republicans rally against Dems
Albany TU: Poll reveals House race tightening
Albany TU: Tediscos lead over Murphy shrinks to 4 points
AP/Bauman: Senate Republicans say door shut
NY Post/Dicker: Dave loses another player
NY Post: Andy's big hire
NY Post: Foreclosures in NYC soar 44%

NEW JERSEY

Rasmussen: Election 2009: New Jersey Governor

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Dodd Seen As Vulnerable In 2010 Race

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota Senate recount: Sudden sprint to finish line
Pioneer Press: Coleman, Franken get final say today
Bemidji Pioneer: Missing Clay ballots end Senate trial testimony
NewsMax: Coleman, Franken Make Closing Arguments Friday
USA Today: Coleman, Franken head to closing arguments

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: Schwarzenegger begins campaign for ballot measures
SF Chronicle: Governor lobbies for ballot measures in S.F.
SF Chronicle: Schwarzenegger "compares legislature to dogs"
AP/Williams: Schwarzenegger decries capital's dysfunction
LA Times: Budget-related measures on California's May 19 ballot
SacBee: Schwarzenegger hammers critics, explains flip on taxes
SacBee: Schwarzenegger wins furlough fight
SacBee: Budget trigger a convoluted political mess
Rasmussen: Boxer Leads Schwarzenegger, Fiorina in 2010 Senate Race

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Perry says no to part of stimulus money
Star Telegram: Democrats will push to overturn Perry move to reject some stimulus funds
AP/Rohr: Texas gov. rejects stimulus money for unemployment
Chuck Norris: I May Run for President of Texas
Hill: Olson gets pacemaker after fainting in gym

FLORIDA

Human Events: Gov. Crist Alienates Conservatives With Judicial Misstep
Palm Beach Post: Crist's supreme politics
Orlando Sentinel: Crist stood up to his party's base in naming a new high-court justice
Tampa Tribune: Crist Seeks User Fee Increases
Orlando Sentinel: The face of the GOP
Charlotte Sun: Marco Rubio is considering a run for the U.S. Senate
Sun-Sentinel: Florida House considers tax break for first-time home buyers
News-Press: Two Florida Senators admonished after fight
Miami Herald: Lawmaker seeks to legalize adoption by gays in Florida

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Small-business tax credits pass House
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia Senate OKs ban on embryonic stem cell research

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Fouhy: SC Gov. Sanford set to reject stimulus millions
Jed Babbin: WaPo Hit Piece Misses South Carolina Gov. Sanford
Guardian UK: 2012 heads-up: DNC targets South Carolina Gov Mark Sanford

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Illinois income tax rate may rise by 50%
Daily Herald: GOP threatens lawsuit over open election plan
Chicago Trib: State GOP retains law firm to sue over proposed changes to leadership panel
Legal News Line: Madigan emerges as Democratic frontrunner for governor

PENNSYLVANIA

KYW: Interesting Race Developing for Pa. Senate Seats
NRO: Toomey Can Put Specter Out of GOPs Misery
Law: Feds Turn Their Sights on Third Pa. Judge as Part of Corruption Probe
Hill: Murtha presses forward with tanker program

VIRGINIA


Hill: Former Rep. Goode files to run for old seat

MISSOURI


KC Star: Press conferences mark beginning of Missouri legislative spring break

TENNESSEE

Life News: Tennessee Senate Panel Passes Amendment to Limit Court Ruling on Abortion

ARIZONA

WSJ: Leader of Counties Group Faces Felony Charges
CNS: Justice Dept. Investigates Arizona Sheriff for Enforcing Immigration Law

LOUISIANA

WaPo: LA-Sen: Vitter's Meltdown
Roll Call: Vitter Goes From Hookergate to Gate-Crashing




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March 12, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Washington Times: Obama vows to get tough on earmarks
WSJ: Obama Outlines Plan to Curb Earmarks
WaPo: Obama Signs Spending Bill, Calls for Earmark Guidelines
WSJ: Obama Backs Spending Bill, Pushes for New Rules
NYT: Obama Signs Spending Bill as He Criticizes Its Earmarks
NYT: Obama Says He Can Ignore Some Parts of Spending Bill
WSJ: U.S. Posted $192.78 Billion Total Budget Deficit in February
NYT: Cities Plans to Swap Cash for Stimulus Are Stopped

WSJ: Old Europe Is Right on Stimulus
WaPo: Treasury Seeks Billions More to Aid Ailing Nations

USA Today: Cantor pitches House GOP's housing plan
WSJ: Foreclosed Houses Haunt Home Builders
WSJ: Freddie Won't Let Mortgage Refi Borrowers Shop Around
AP/Zibel: Foreclosures up 30 percent in February

WSJ: The Next Big Bailout Decision: Insurers

WaPo: Intelligence Pick Blames 'Israel Lobby' For Withdrawal
NYT: Ex-New York Health Commissioner Is F.D.A. Pick
NYT: Seattle Police Chief Selected as Drug Czar
AP: 'Porn lawyer' likely to be deputy AG
NYT: Obamas Council on Women and Girls
WSJ: Obama's $80 Billion Exaggeration

Atlanta JC: Food safety revamp on way, Obama says

NYT: Public Lands Bill Defeated in House
SacBee: Public lands bill fails in House as Democratic leaders miscalculate
WSJ: Obama Weighs Pushing Climate Bill Through Congress
Fox: Pelosi Flexes Her Muscles, Draws GOP Ire, on Capitol Hill

WSJ: Waters Helped Bank Whose Stock She Once Owned
WSJ: Chris Dodd's Irish 'Cottage'
SF Chronicle: S.F. police union accuses Ayers in 1970 bombing

NYT: Italian Court Upends Trial Involving C.I.A. Links

WSJ: For More Mayors, School Takeovers Are a No-Brainer

NRO: Preserving Marriage in Substance, Not Just Name

NYT: A 29-Year-Old Joins Times Op-Ed Lineup

Karl Rove: The White House Misfires on Limbaugh
Ann Coulter: Are 'hope' and 'change' still tax-deductible?
Eugene Scalia: Secret Ballots Are Free Choice
Tony Blankley: Obama Leverages His Political Risk in First 50 Days
James Taranto: Charles Freeman fiasco shows why Obama's "spiritual mentor" mattered
Detroit FP: Gingrich: Health care reform should start with behavior



Time: Why Rush Limbaugh Is Good for the Republicans
US News: Democratic Poll: Rush Limbaugh Is a Drag on the Republican Party
Rush Limbaugh: McClatchy Poll: El Rushbo is One of the Most Popular People in the Country
Rush Limbaugh: A Thank You to the League of Conservation Voters for New Ad
Am Spectator: Attacks on Limbaugh are a distraction by conservatives without credibility



Washington Times: Abortion a 'choice,' Steele tells GQ
WaPo: Steele's Rocky Road
GQ: Michael Steele, the Reconstructionist

NEW YORK

NYT: Paterson Reaches Deal With Legislative Leaders to Drop Soda Tax and Other Fees
Buffalo News: Paterson's plan to tax sugary sodas fizzles out
Albany TU: State leaders drop $1.3 billion in taxes, fees from budget
NY Post: Gov 'strips' down plan for taxes
NYDN: Gov. Paterson gives self raves over moves on economy
AP/Gormley: GOP senators claim they're blocked from budget

NYT: Religious Leaders Fight New York Bill to Open Abuse Cases

NYT: Weiner Steps Back, for Now, From Mayoral Race
NY Post: Weiner bid now in limbo

Newsday: Siena poll expected on NY 20th House seat
Schenectady Gazette: New poll shows Murphy narrowing gap
Hill: Dems poll shows candidate gaining in special election

Politico: Questions about Gillibrand linger

NEW JERSEY

Steve Lonegan: GOP must unite against new taxes on income, smokes and booze
NJ: Governor Corzine to middle class: Drop Dead

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Sanford rejects federal funding: S.C. lawmakers will bypass him, accept money
McClatchy: South Carolina's Sanford to become first governor to reject funds
CNN: S.C. governor evokes Zimbabwe in arguments against stimulus
Post and Courier: Obama to weigh Sanford's request

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Secret Service is investigating hacking of data on Coleman donors
KARE: Coleman calls data breach 'chilling'
AP/Bakst: GOP candidate for Minn. Senate seat warns of leak
Hill: Coleman supporters' private info likely breached
WSJ: Coleman Campaign Says Donors Credit Information Was Stolen
Pioneer Press: While witness is delayed, Franken gains 14 votes
AP/Bakst: End near? Franken to rest in Minn. Senate case

CALIFORNIA


Politico: California special election set for Solis seat
SacBee: Earmarks mean millions for Sacramento-area projects
SacBee: Most California residents polled say no to a split state

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Texas Senate committee approves voter ID bill, will face tougher test in House
AP/Vertuno: Texas Senate advances voter ID bill

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Tax breaks aren't likely to be dumped
St. Pete Times: Florida legislators defend earmarks as Obama signs bill chock-full of them
St. Pete Times: Legislator stripped of post after defying House speaker
Miami Herald: Court papers reveal nuclear feud at Turkey Point

St. Pete Times: Crist names James Perry to Supreme Court, despite conservative opposition
Orlando Sentinel: Crist appoints Longwood judge to Florida Supreme Court
Tampa Tribune: Crist's Pick For High Court Gets Mixed Reaction

GEORGIA

AHN: Georgia House Kills Proposal To Reinstate 4% Grocery Tax

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois earmarks. The complete list.

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown Morning Call: Specter, Toomey spar over vote for stimulus package
Washington Independent: Can Peg Luksik Save Specter?
Philadelphia Inquirer: Luksik says she'll run against Specter
NRO: An Extra Problem for Arlen Specter

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Finance chiefs point fingers
Dayton Daily News: Husted residency question goes to Ohio Secretary of State

MICHIGAN

WLNS: Federal Earmarks Send Money To Michigan
AP: GOP-led Michigan Senate creates stimulus committee

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell Gambles On Frederick
Richmond TD: Governor candidate McAuliffe taps out-of-state fundraisers

Virginian-Pilot: Virginia Democratic chief to seek reelection
Richmond TD: Cranwell to seek second term as state Democratic party chairman
WaPo: Cranwell Will Seek Reelection As Party Chair

MISSOURI

KC Star: Bond is among top senators in securing earmarks
KC Star: Dogfight over stimulus

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Williams still a Republican, House caucus says
KnoxNews: GOP Caucus members will allow Williams at meetings
Nashville Scene: House Republicans Defy Leadership, Admit Williams to Caucus
AP: Tenn. House speaker welcomed back to GOP caucus

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: State deficit may hit $1b again






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March 11, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

NYT: Senate Clears Spending After Fractious Debate
WaPo: Senate Approves $410 Billion Bill to Fund Federal Government
WSJ: Lawmakers Weigh Need for Second Stimulus to Spur Job Growth
WaPo: Congress May Need to Fund Another Stimulus, Pelosi Says
McClatchy: $410B spending bill includes $200,000 for tattoo removal program
Politico: Inside Murtha's 'earmark factory'

Fox: GOP Cross-Overs Have Earmarks to Gain in $410 Billion Spending Bill
LA Times: Senate passes $410-billion spending bill
AP/Taylor: Senate ready to clear huge spending bill for Obama
Bloomberg: Obama Spending Splinters Republicans, Business Groups
CNN: Senate passes $410 billion spending bill

NYT: Dow Soars 379 Points as Investors See Hint of Hope
WSJ: Citigroup, GM, GE Power DJIA; Nasdaq Leaps 7.1%
WaPo: U.S. Stocks Stage Strong Rally on Wall Street Optimism

WSJ: Local Economies Seek Own Revival
WSJ: TALF Bogs Down as Investors Balk
WaPo: Citi's Long History of Overreach, Then Rescue
WSJ: Buffett's Unmentionable Bank Solution
WSJ: Turning Away Talent: Another harmful 'stimulus' provision
WSJ: It's a Terrible Time to Reject Skilled Workers
WSJ: The Coming Local Government Credit Crunch

WaPo: Bernanke's Vision for Change
WaPo: Bernanke Calls for Broad Regulatory Reforms
WSJ: Democrats Propose Bill to Create New Financial Products Regulatory Agency

WSJ: Housing Plan Creates Opening for Scammers
Alan Greenspan: The Fed Didn't Cause the Housing Bubble
Dick Morris: Phony mortgage plan

WSJ: The Union Cudgel: Big Labor gets nasty on 'card check.'
NYT: Fierce Lobbying Greets Bill to Help Workers Unionize
Las Vegas Sun: Card-check bill back, but with fewer supporters
Hill: Dem senators cooling on card check
Hill: Union bill weighs heavily on four senators up in 2010
Newt Gingrich: Dancing to Big Labor's Tune

WSJ: U.S., U.K. Plan Trade Package for G-20
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Obamas Trade Agenda

WaPo: Obama Considering Tanker Deal Delay

NYT: For Scientists, Stem Cell Decision Comes With a Worry
Kathleen Parker: Behind the Cell Curve

NYT: Obama Outlines Plan for Education Overhaul
WSJ: Education Push Includes Merit Pay
WaPo: Obama Says Public Schools Must Improve

WSJ: Obama Takes On Market-Based Gov't: GOP's outsourcing deserved to be repudiated

WSJ: Former New York Health Chief Is Top Candidate to Run FDA
NYDN: Conflict-of-interest issues grow for President Obama's new urban czar Adolfo Carrion
Hill: Obama grants two more lobbyists waivers
Politico: Santorum alarmed by 'zealot' nominees

Washington Times: Freeman withdraws name from intel post
Hill: Under fire, intel pick withdraws
Politico: Freeman hits 'Israel lobby' on way out

NYT: Obamas Court Nominees Are Focus of Speculation

Bruce Ackerman: A Role for Congress to Reclaim

NYT: New Idea on Capitol Hill: To Join Senate, Get Votes
NY Post: Revealed: Pelosi's 'Air Rage': Berating military to get best planes for personal use

National Law Journal: Action stirs on U.S. attorneys

NYT: At Radio City, a Showdown Between Maher and Coulter
James Taranto: Double Trouble? The majority of "homeless" children live in homes



NYDN: Samuel Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. Joe the Plumber, criticizes GOP chairman Michael Steele
538: Steeles Fate Likely Hinges on NY-20
AP/Sidoti: State GOP leaders say they still support Steele

NYDN: The faces of the new GOP leadership
CBS: Rush Limbaugh: Republican Party Leader?
American Thinker: Rush Limbaugh and the Two Minute Hate

Human Events: Obama’s War on Capitalism
Rush Limbaugh: How Can We Slow Down Obama?
Rush Limbaugh: The Founders Wanted Presidents to Fail If They Deserved To Fail
Bloomberg: Republicans McConnell Seeks to Say Yes to Obama on Something
Human Events: Top 10 Senate RINOs
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Hold It Against Conservatives Who Voted Against McCain

PC Magazine: Palin Hacker Facing Three Additional Charges

Politico: No quit: the campaign to boost Bush



Politico: GOP goes retro for 2010 races

Atlantic: The GOP in 2012

NEW YORK


NYT: Old Clinton Hands Line Up Behind Gillibrand
CQ Politics: Upstate New York Democrats Gain Political Clout
NY Post: Huh? Gov's 'Fire & Hire' Wild Defense
Albany TU: Spitzer: A year later, recalling a fall
AP/Virtanen: Task force advocates more state disclosure regarding investments
NY Post: Ethics probe 'Dopp-out'
AP: GOP aims to block Democrats on anti-Bloomberg bill
Newsday: Ex-Nassau worker wins $1M after political firing

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Corzine lays out wrenching budget
Reuters: Corzine seeks income tax hike in new budget
PolitickerNJ: DeCroce says Corzine's budget will dismantle NJ's shrinking middle class

Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP candidates for governor trade jabs over abortion
APP: Christie, Lonegan drum up support at Shore
PolitickerNJ: Lonegan laments Corzine's budget proposal

MINNESOTA



Pioneer Press: Senate marathon suddenly a sprint
AP/Bakst: Voter signatures puzzle in Minnesota Senate trial
Star Tribune: Senate recount trial: Day 32
Star Tribune: Smaller vote pool may hurt Coleman
Michael Barone: A Good Case for A Revote in the Coleman-Franken Minnesota Senate Race
St. Cloud Times: Franken sees a light at the end of the tunnel

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: Stimulus not enough for state in short-term

AP: Republican state senator served with recall papers
Desert Dispatch: Barstow's state senator faces recall attempt over budget

ClickZ: Meg Whitman for Governor Campaign Teams with eBay Alum
AP/Burke: Shriver says she won't run for office in 2010

TEXAS



Star Telegram: Voter ID bill generates hot debate in Texas Senate
Dallas MN: Texas Senate sharply debates voter ID bill
Houston Chronicle: State senators grapple over voter ID law
Houston Chronicle: Voter ID battle heads to Senate
Houston Chronicle: Highlights from the Texas Legislature

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Florida lawmakers consider ban on bestiality
News-Press: Florida oil producers one step closer to tax breaks
St. Petersburg Times: McCollum takes heat over his ad campaign
Orlando Sentinel: Florida AG McCollum's adman snags no-bid state contract
Politico: Meek has steep hill to climb to Senate

GEORGIA

AP/Bynum: Chambliss fights subpoena in sugar explosion lawsuit
Atlanta JC: Budget passes, retains homeowner grants
NYT: Arrests of Right-to-Die Officials Draw Notice to Assisted Suicide

SOUTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: Gov. Sanford's star on the ascent among conservatives

ILLINOIS

Daily Herald: Should voters have the chance to pick GOP leadership?
AP/O'Connor: Ill. gov considers 2-tiered pension system

PENNSYLVANIA

Washington Independent: Conservatives Bet on Ousting Specter in 2010

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio lawmakers get millions in earmarks in budget bill passed by Senate
Columbus Dispatch: State lawmakers to consider revamped DNA-testing law

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: Senate Republicans join anti-Frederick chorus
WSLS: Virginia Senate Republican leaders back Fredericks ouster as party chairman
WaPo: Senate GOP Wants Jeff Frederick Removed
AP/Lewis: Senators join bid to oust GOP chairman
Richmond TD: Gubernatorial candidates in Va. react to Employee Free Choice bill

TENNESSEE

Memphis Flyer: Gubernatorial Candidates Cammack and Wamp Are Different Strokers

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/LaCorte: Wash. Senate passes "everything but marriage" bill

LOUISIANA



Dana Milbank: A Play-With-Pay Scheme






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March 10, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: Fight on Bill Augurs Woes for Democrats
Hill: Senate Dems say they have omnibus votes
WaPo: Democrats Stung by Dissenters: Unity on Agenda Eludes Party Leaders
Fox: Winners and Losers in the Proposed Massive Spending Bill
CQ Politics: Senate to Vote on More Amendments to Omnibus
WSJ: When Congress Spends, Worse Is Better: Earmarks enable bad bills

NYT: Obamas Budget Faces Test Among Party Barons

WSJ: U.S. Weighs Further Steps for Citi
WaPo: Detox for Troubled Assets: Plan Is Critical to Financial System, FDIC Chair Says
WaPo: AIG Warned of 'Catastrophic' Failure
WSJ: Treasury Plans Small-Business Aid
WaPo: Staffing Shortage Hinders Treasury's Progress
WaPo: Tim Geithner's Black Hole
WSJ: Credit Cards Are the Next Credit Crunch
WSJ: The Charity Revolt: Liberals oppose a tax hike on rich donors
Washington Times: World loses more than $50 trillion

NYT: Conspicuous Consumption, a Casualty of Recession
David Brooks: Republicans: Taking a Depression Seriously
Pat Buchanan: Lyndon Baines Obama
American Spectator: Obama's LBJ Syndrome
Rush Limbaugh: Tired, Frustrated Obama Inspires Zero Confidence, Scares Millions
Jim Gilmore: Obama Isn't Giving Businesses What They Need

WaPo: UAW, Ford Reach Agreement on Contract Deal
Reuters: Ford Workers Accept Concessions

WaPo: Obama's Order on Stem Cells Leaves Key Questions to NIH
WSJ: Obama Overturns Bush Policy on Stem Cell Research Funding
NYT: Obama Lifts Bushs Strict Limits on Stem Cell Research
NYT: Obama Puts His Own Spin on Mix of Science With Politics
WaPo: Obama Ends Curbs on Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
CBS: Republicans Rally Against Obama On Stem Cells
NYT: Editorial: Science and Stem Cells
WSJ: The President Politicizes Stem-Cell Research
WaPo: Science vs. Ethics?
WaPo: Editorial: Stem Cell Questions
Boston Globe: Stem cell scientists hail new era: Obama recalibrates terms, role of research

WSJ: Mergers and Inquisitions: Health stocks are sending a message about Washington

WSJ: Obama Orders Review of Bush's Signing Statements
NYT: Obama Looks to Limit Impact of Tactic Bush Used to Sidestep New Laws
WaPo: Obama Pulls Back from Signing Statements

NYT: Justices, 5-4, Set Limit on Sweep of Voting Law
WSJ: Supreme Court Narrows Reach Of Voting Rights Act
WaPo: Supreme Court Restricts Voting Rights Act's Scope
WSJ: Voting Rights Progress

WSJ: U.S. Should Boost Ethanol Blend in Gasoline, Vilsack Says
WaPo: Public Transit Ridership Rises To Highest Level in 52 Years
WaPo: Stimulus Dollars Energize Efforts To Smarten Up the Electric Power Grid
Dana Milbank: The Beautiful Wind of T. Boone Pickens

WSJ: Labor Bill Faces Threat in Senate
NYT: Cuomo, Frank Demand BofA Bonus Data
NYT: A Zealous Watchman to Follow the Money
WaPo: A Struggle Over U.S. Cybersecurity
Walter Mondale: A Key Legal Right at Risk
CQ Politics: Congress Pay Raise: 50 Ways to Duck and Cover
CQ Politics: Obama Seeks to Delay Tanker, Cancel Bomber

WaPo: U.S. to Toughen Its Stance On Trade
AP: Trade Nominee Stresses Rules Over Deals
AP: Kirk on Course for Trade Post

WaPo: 15 Percent of Americans Have No Religion
AP: Court turns down NYC case against gun industry

Washington Times: GOP senators vow scrutiny over Freeman
Weekly Standard: Now Senate Republicans Blast Freeman
Politico: Senate Republicans: Freeman pick 'sends wrong message' on intel
WSJ: Obama's National Intelligence Crackpot



Boston Globe: By careful measure, Romney's prospects raised

Washington Times: GOP deputy whip McCarthy on political fast track
Politico: Dems' Cantor plan: Call him 'Dr. No'
Hill: RNC dispute over $4M
CQ Politics: Democrats Lean Heavily on Big Freshman Class
CQ Politics: McCain Fights GOP Effort to Overturn Ban on Soft Money



USA Today: Meghan McCain calls Ann Coulter 'offensive' and 'radical'
NYDN: Young Mac attack: McCain's daughter Meghan dresses down Ann Coulter
US News: Meghan McCain Calls Ann Coulter Offensive

Register: Feds file new felonies against alleged Sarah Palin hacker
AP: Accused Sarah Palin email hacker David Kernell pleads not guilty to three more charges
NYDN: A 'Russian Sarah Palin'?

Washington Times: Legislators pack fundraiser hosted by Podestas
Washington Times: $900M Dulles rail deal back on track

James Taranto: Canon Fodder: Uncle Sam wants you to go to college

NEW YORK

MSNBC: DCCC jumps into NY-20 fray
Albany TU: Top of GOP 2010 ticket coming to Albany
Albany TU: Paterson freezes executive staff salaries
Albany TU: Budget fight makes strange bedfellows
NY Post: Probe fails to keep price off Cuomo's head
NY Post: Mystery of Gov's 'off-and-on' aide

Albany TU: Paterson touts $10.7B overhaul of N.Y. rail service
Buffalo News: State unveils $10.7 billion plan for high-speed rail service
NY Post: Gov's money train will take years to engineer

NY Post: I'm the guy: Cy

MINNESOTA



Pioneer Press: 1,530 absentee votes, but little change
Star Tribune: Senate recount trial: Day 31
Power Line: Do-Over In Minnesota?
Time: Coleman and Franken Still Battle, as Minnesota Awaits a Senator
WaPo: MN-Senate: Will It Ever End?
AP: Absentee Ballot Pile Shrinks in Minnesota Senate Trial

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Cities brace for revenue losses as property values continue to drop
SacBee: California legislators duck worst blows of budget ax
SacBee: Field Poll shows voters evenly divided on gay marriage

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Recession comes to Texas as Perry faces off with challengers for governor
Dallas MN: Senate Democrats denounce a Republican-pushed voter ID bill
News8Austin: Texas Senate braces for voter ID storm
Austin AS: Redistricting commission gets through Texas Senate committee

OKLAHOMA

Hill: Dr. No leaves constituents guessing about reelection

FLORIDA

Southern Political Report: Florida: Ten hot congressional races next year
CQ Politics: Two Get a Jump as Primary Battles Loom for Open Florida Seat
Miami Herald: Drop in tax revenue might sour deal to buy U.S. Sugar land

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: States 4% grocery tax could return
WXIA: Sales Tax Hike on Groceries Ready for House Vote
Macon Telegraph: Speeding bill passes Ga. House

NORTH CAROLINA

Hill: N.C. Rep. Shuler opts against challenging Sen. Burr

ILLINOIS

St. Louis PD: Illinois voters oppose tax hikes even as huge government shortfalls loom
WBBM: Poll Shows Burris Not A Factor In Senate Race

PENNSYLVANIA

US News: Specter's Toomey Primary Race Is Tough Because of Limbaugh--as Steele Fiddles
AP: Specter: Nation Is on 'Brink of a Depression'
Tribune-Democrat: Luksik to oppose Specter
PA Ave: Pa. law: Specter can't pull a Lieberman
Hill: Santorum mum on Specter-Toomey rematch

VIRGINIA


WaPo: Gov. Kaine Signs Va. Smoking Ban Legislation

HAWAII

Honolulu Advertiser: Abercrombie kicks off run for governor
CQ Politics: Democrat Abercrombie Launches Hawaii Governor Bid

MISSOURI

MSNBC: 2010: Blunt vs. Steelman
Politico: Steelman pushes Blunt on earmarks

SOUTH CAROLINA



Greenville News: Graham says Limbaugh doesn't make Republican policy

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie focusing on Corzine
NYT: In a Tough Sell, Corzine Works to Connect






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March 9, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Washington Times: GOP says some big banks may have to fail
NYT: G.O.P. Senators Say Some Big Banks Can Be Allowed to Fail
WaPo: GOP Leaders Criticize Bank, Budget Plans
Hill: McCain: Stop propping up AIG, GM, banks

Fox: Top Republicans Call for GM to Declare Bankruptcy
Detroit News: GOP resists new auto aid
AP: Boehner: No GM funds without plan
Rasmussen: Just 32% Have Favorable Opinion of General Motors

IHT: World Bank offers dire forecast for world economy
NYT: World Bank Says Global Economy Will Shrink in 09
AP/Riechmann: Recession on track to be longest in postwar period
WSJ: Orszag Urges Patience on Recovery
NYT: A Rising Dollar Lifts the U.S. but Adds to the Crisis Abroad
NYT: Geithner, With Few Aides, Faces Challenges
Paul Krugman: Behind the Curve
NYT: Editorial: Two Americas, Two Tax Codes
William Jacobson: My Success Did Not Cause Your Failure
Jed Babbin: Obama Fiddles While Wall Street Burns
Rasmus: Declining Expectations of Economic Future Drag Investor Confidence to Record Low

Atlanta JC: Friends, countrymen: Lend me your earmarks

WaPo: Officials: Presidential Memo to Insulate Science From Politics
Reuters: Obama to let health institute decide on stem cells
NYT: Obama Is Leaving Some Stem Cell Issues to Congress
WSJ: University Labs Set to Gain From Stem-Cell Switch
Hill: Cantor: Stem-cell reversal a distraction
NYT: OpEd: Health care: A Time for Tontines

WSJ: Who Pays for Cap and Trade?

Guardian UK: Obama will use spring summit to bring Cuba in from the cold
Orlando Sentinel: Embargo of Cuba robs U.S. of influence
NYT: Presidents Political Protector Is Ever Close at Hand
NYT: Terror-War Fallout Lingers Over Bush Lawyers

NYT: Fear of Lost Jobs Is Hurdle to Reining In Defense Contracts
Politico: Business, unions swarm Hill

WaPo: Money Stimulates Debate in States Over Plan's Goals
WSJ: U.S. to Push for Global Stimulus
NYT: U.S. to Nations Schools: Spend Fast, Keep Receipts
WSJ: Watchdog Over Stimulus Spending Toes a Delicate Line

AP: Obama Nominates 3 to Key Treasury Posts
Detroit FP: Cabinet short on managerial experience
Politico: Tax cop trips up W.H. nominees

CQ Politics: Nearly Three Dozen GOP House Winners Dodged Obamas Coattails
LA Times: GOP sees its 2010 chances improve -- thanks to Obama



Washington Times: Gingrich: Rush flap contrived
AP/Fouhy: GOP tussles over leadership, party's future path
NYDN: Rush Limbaugh toxic to Republican Party, says Bush speechwriter David Frum
NYT: Is Focus on Limbaugh Blurring the Big Picture?
Globe & Mail: Divided Republicans struggle to find the right balance
Cleveland PD: House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio helping to unite GOP
NYT: Editorial: Whos Filibustering Now?

Dick Morris: Pelosi would muzzle talk radio

NEW YORK

WNYT: Tedisco forms economic advisory panel
Albany TU: On the issues: Tedisco and Murphy
NY Post: State GOP gives Rudy a Gov-race deadline
Press & Sun-Bulletin: Paterson waited too long to appoint Gillibrand
NY Post: Perv group puts 10G 'Hit' on Andy

MINNESOTA

AP/Bakst: Minn. Senate race leaves voters tired of law drama
MPR: Who's paying for the Senate trial?
Power Line: Al Franken's premature electionation

PioPr: In next two weeks, Pawlenty, Democrats to pitch plans for fixing $4.6 billion shortfall
Star Tribune: Governor's staff partly paid by state agencies

MISSOURI



WaPo: In Missouri, Senate Race Represents Struggle for Reins of GOP

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: Next Front Opens in Fight Over California Budget
Hill: Ken Starr returns as champion of the right
LA Times: Lobbyists gave California lawmakers a getaway during budget talks
SacBee: California Legislature's wheeling and dealing rises to a new level in budget deal
SacBee: Governor's office demands new travel, income rules

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Republicans split over controversial earmarks
Dallas MN: Condo owners suing SMU seek depositions from Bushes about library site
Dallas MN: Live from New York, it's ... Senator "Hutchinson"?
Austin AS: Editorial: Attacking Texas' identity crisis: Voter ID

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: Tight budget puts Crist's agenda on life support
WSJ: Highway Upgrade Goes Private
Miami Herald: Stimulus funds could boost highway projects
St. Pete Times: Florida Democrat Kendrick Meek builds support, war chest for Senate run

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Tax breaks pushed to spur hiring
Macon Telegraph: Corporate tax cut bills hit House floor
Atlanta JC: Legislators share Georgians pain

ILLINOIS

Politico: Illinois Dems eye Burris seat
Chicagoist: Extreme Makeover Edition: Illinois GOP

Chicago Tribune: In Springfield, some bills don't stand a chance
State Journal-Register: GOP bills about sex offenders draw ire

PENNSYLVANIA



NewsMax: Pat Toomey: Specter Betrayed the GOP
American Spectator: Country Clubbing for Growth
Patriot-News: State's a battleground within GOP
NJ: Sen. Arlen Specter could face GOP backlash overs stimulus bill vote
Pittsburgh T-R: Chairman clings to belief GOP will rise again in state

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio stimulus project proposals underscore infrastructure problems
Cleveland PD: Steve Dettelbach rises to the top for U.S. attorney post
AP: Economy Fuels Partisanship In Ohio

MICHIGAN

Livingston Daily: Statement from U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers on housing recovery bill
Leelanau News: Wise new co-chair of GOP state party
Detroit News: Release of Kilpatrick, Beatty text messages expected today

VIRGINIA

Examiner: Virginia race upended by shrewd bid

TENNESSEE



Tennessean: Sen. Bob Corker goes to the head of his class

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: State stimulus aimed at roads

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AP: Gregg-for-Cabinet was Reid's idea

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March 8, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WaPo: More FHA-Backed Mortgages Go Bad Without a Single Payment
WaPo: House Trap: Upside-Down Owners Missed by Rescue Long to Exhale
Bloomberg: Mortgage Cram-Down Bankruptcy Bill May Aid 1 Million in U.S.

Washington Times: Health care debate to flood airwaves
WaPo: Health Sector Has Donated Millions to Lawmakers
NYT: Editorial: A Start on Health Care Reform
Houston Chronicle: Obama, Republicans spar over health care reform

WaPo: Supreme Court Defies Pro-Business Label: Decisions Reveal More Nuanced Portrait
LA Times: GOP senators rethink filibuster option on judicial picks

LA Times: Obama may have trouble keeping Democrats on his track
WaPo: GOP Looks to Escalate Attacks on Obama: Spending Offers A Prime Target
Fox: Obamas Crutch Why Is He So Afraid of Speaking Without a Teleprompter?
William Jacobson: Brooks Back On Board The Obama Ship Of State



NYT: New Chairman Boos G.O.P. When Hes Not Cheerleading
Baltimore Sun: Michael Steele gets off to a rocky start as GOP chairman
Pittsburgh TR: Steele's mission
Pittsburgh TR: The GOP is stuck in the wilderness
Toledo Blade: Steele melts in Rushs mouth
Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP lacks leader but has potential
Washington Examiner: Top Republican web expert leaves the RNC
ZDNet: RNC: Shortage of tech workers to build platforms, apps



Washington Times: Chez Limbaugh
NYDN: Rush Limbaugh is rich, nasty and now de facto don of Republican Party
Dallas MN: Mark Davis: Rush Limbaugh, consistency and courage
Dallas MN: Rod Dreher: Rush Limbaugh, inflexible and unhelpful
Sydney MH: Talkback titan Limbaugh is ahead in the beratings
Toronto Star: Why Democrats love Rush Limbaugh
Hill: Rush may not lead GOP, but Cantor and Ryan may
American Enterprise Institute: Conservatives versus Republicans
Politico: Ad ties five House Republicans to Rush

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV news shows

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Republican Tedisco cites his record in the Assembly
NY Post/Dicker: Gov faces doom after year of fiascos
AP/Bauman: Parties have plenty at stake in congressional race
Ithaca Journal: New York lawmakers defend spending earmarks

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Will we have a second election?

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Boxer has big lead over potential GOP Senate challengers in poll
SF Chronicle: Field Poll finds Boxer on solid footing for '10
CQ Politics: Voters Divided on Boxer, But She Still Has The Edge
San Bernardino Sun: County GOP tabs San Diego Republican to lead party

TEXAS

Star Telegram: Texas lawmaker takes aim at illegal immigrants
Dallas MN: Texas GOP legislators hopeful, with reservations, on health care reform
Houston Chronicle: How Texans voted in Congress

FLORIDA



Miami Herald: Gov. Charlie Crist: We must spend to jolt economy
Palm Beach Post: Florida closer to getting stimulus for schools

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Budgetary pork the talk of Capitol Hill

ILLINOIS

Kankakee Daily Journal: Caught in the Burris mess
Chicago Tribune: Democrats vote down special election for Roland Burris Senate seat

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 6 of 10 U.S. lawmakers from Wisconsin seek earmarks

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa GOP begins to bounce back

KENTUCKY



Lexington Herald-Leader: Republicans unite for Lincoln Day
Time: Why Senate Republicans Want to Bench Jim Bunning
Louisville Courier-Journal: Rep. Lewis is gone, but his earmarks remain

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Harrisburg Tea Party protests ongoing bailout
Philadelphia Inquirer/Polman: Time for Specter to join a new party
Hill: Specter faces make-or-break shift as challenge looms
Hot Air: Specter to bail on the GOP?
CQ Politics: Possible Specter-Toomey Rematch Would Test Clout of GOP Factions

OHIO


Cleveland Plain Dealer: House Republicans look ready to fight
Akron Beacon Journal: Legislators are divided and evasive

VIRGINIA

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Harris rejects push to seek Va. GOP chairmanship

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Prominent Democrats still undecided about gubernatorial race

NORTH CAROLINA

Beaufort Observer: GOP hopeful will stump to Republicans

OREGON

AP: Ore. Republicans gather to plan recovery

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Hatch backs Obama on stem cells

MISSOURI

KC Star: Steelman questions own party's question...of Carnahan
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: McCaskill expects to vote for budget despite earmarks
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri Dems criticize House leaders over budget process
AP: Missouri House Republicans seek public health, social services cuts
PR Newswire: Congressman Roy Blunt (MO-07) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

NEW JERSEY

North Jersey: Lonegan camp says it received matching funds

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: GOP leaders say theyll have more followers

HAWAII

KITV: Abercrombie Expected To Announce Run For Governor
AP/Song: Abercrombie 'tweets' way into race for Hawaii gov

ALASKA

Anchorage Daily News: Murkowski moves into leadership role
Anchorage Daily News: Former Young aide is indicted in lobbying scandal

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Brewer's reform package; plus Good Joe vs. Bad Joe

ALABAMA



Montgomery Advertiser: Shelby defends earmarks on spending bill

LOUISIANA

Hill: Some GOP critics of omnibus love their earmarks




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