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May 7, 2009



Joe Scarborough: How the Republicans Can Come Back
Politico: GOP looks to middle for 2010 recruits
Politico: Cantor pushes back (gently) on Rush
Politico: Rush to Powell: Go be a Democrat
WSJ: Should the GOP Forget Reagan?
Fox: Karl Rove on re-energizing the Republican Party
Atlanta JC: Should the GOP steer right to regain momentum? Two Views
Time: Republicans in the Wilderness: Is the Party Over?
David Broder: Jack Kemp: The Life of His Party

Karl Rove: Republicans and Obama's Court Nominees
AP/Evans: Top Republican inclined against Scotus filibuster
WaPo: N.Y. Federal Judge Likely on Shortlist
NYT: OpEd: A Deep Bench

James Taranto: Reporting for Duty: John Kerry vouches for a child-porn criminal

Ann Coulter: Watching MSNBC is torture
Andrew McCarthy: The Justice Departments Torture Hypocrisy
Rush Limbaugh: Andy McCarthy on DOJ, "Torture" and the Demjanjuk Contradiction
WaPo: Experts Say Authors Of Memos May Avoid Professional Sanctions
Politico: Is Guantanamo Republicans' winning issue?
WSJ: Obama's Gitmo Mess: So where is the Pentagon going to send the Yeminis?
WSJ: The ACLU Explains: Two Senators warn about releasing abuse photos
NYT: Editorial: The Torture Debate: The Missing Voices
NYT: Editorial: The Torture Debate: The Lawyers
NYT: Justice Dept. Finds Flaws in F.B.I. Terror List
CQ Politics: Gitmo Politics: Kansas Senate Candidate Seeks to Block Transfer to U.S.
Washington Times: Senator, defying other Dems, to seek Gitmo funds
Washington Times: GOP probes 'extremism' report's origins

NYT: Obama Will Propose $17 Billion in Budget Cuts
WSJ: Budget Proposes Cuts in 121 Programs
WaPo: Obama's Budget Knife Yields Modest Trims
NYT: White House Is Firm on Shaking Up Military Spending
Hill: Gates criticized over budget secrecy
NYT: Rangel Bars Any Taxes on Workers Health Care

NYT: As Stress Tests Are Revealed, Markets Sense a Turning Point
WaPo: Stress Test Finds Strength in Banks
WaPo: Major Banks Receiving Federal Aid Backed Subprime Lenders, Report Says
Timothy Geithner: How We Tested the Big Banks
WSJ: House Panel to Probe BofA's Merrill Deal
WSJ: FDIC Chief Wants Broader Federal Powers
Richard Posner: Capitalism in Crisis

NYT: Senate Approves Measure to Reduce Home Foreclosures
WaPo: Senate Aims to Overhaul Troubled Foreclosure Prevention Program

Michael Barone: White House Puts UAW Ahead of Property Rights
George Will: Obama and the Automakers

Hill: Dem centrists press Pelosi to shelve climate bill
Politico: Waxman under fire on climate change

CQ Politics: Luntz Shapes GOP Messages on Health Care

WSJ: Provision to Ease Unionization Likely to Drop Out of Bill

WSJ: White House Begins Effort to Bridge the Divide on Abortion

Rush Limbaugh: The Destruction of Carrie Prejean

CQ Politics: GOP Committees Deal Could Falter If Gregg Opts Not to Retire

Washington Times: Records violations ensnare housing nominee

Hotline: A Granite State Home Base For Romney?

NYDN: Report: John Edwards' ex-lover Rielle Hunter going ahead with paternity test


NYT: Former Comptroller McCalls Firm Is Subpoenaed in Pension Inquiry
Albany TU: McCall firm surfaces in probe
NY Post: McCall, Rudy pal in pension score
NYT: More States Start Pension Inquiries
Albany TU: Senate is in a twitter over new Web site
NYT: M.T.A. Rescue Passes, but Impact Is Questioned


AP/Mulvihill: Democrats preparing to wade into NJ GOP primary
Star-Ledger: Politics makes strange bedfellows
NYT: New Jersey Democrats Step Into G.O.P. Race
PolitickerNJ: Schundler: Lonegan tax plan won't work


Virginian-Pilot: Frederick's heir to the GOP throne?
Richmond TD: Lawyer promises fight for chairmanship of Va. GOP
WaPo: Va. Campaign Gets a Lesson on Loose Lips in the Age of Twitter
Richmond TD: McAuliffe takes on Republicans in House of Delegates


WaPo: When and How will Franken-Coleman Contest Be Resolved?

Star Tribune: Stillwater doctor will challenge Bachmann in 2010
St. Cloud Times: Reed to challenge Bachmann for House seat
CQ Politics: Rematch Possible for Bachmann in Minnesota


SF Chronicle: Whitman: "Prosecute illegal all of our cities."
Fox: Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman Wants to Be California's Next Governor
CBS5: Whitman Delivers Keynote To SF Businesswomen Group
CQ Politics: California Republican Explores House Race Against Loretta Sanchez

SF Chronicle: Assembly GOP leader expected to resign today
Fresno Bee: Villines to resign as GOP leader
Mercury News: Assembly Republican leader weighs political future

NYT: Schwarzenegger Urges a Study on Legalizing Marijuana Use
NYT: Group Renews Fight for Same-Sex Marriage in California


Dallas MN: Hutchison-Perry race tightening
Austin AS: Perry camp touts poll showing him closer to Hutchison
AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature
Austin AS: Editorial: Congressional districts redrawn in blood


Politico: GOP optimistic that Crist will run
Politico: Fla. GOP chair won't challenge Kosmas


Atlanta JC: Good ol leaders hold back state


Chicago Tribune: Illinois governor's race: Robert Schillerstrom explores run
CQ Politics: Illinois Republican Schillerstrom Explores Campaign for Governor
AP: Ill. House speaker avoids meetings with GOP chief


Philadelphia Daily News: Ridge said to be eyeing Senate seat. But, why?
NYT: After Party Switch, Senator Specters Confused Alliances
WaPo: Specter Isn't Sitting Too Pretty These Days
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Senate passes cut-heavy budget; House likely won't


CQ Politics: Eye on the Senate: Ohio Seat Strongly Tilting Toward Democrats


Detroit FP: Conyers gears up for a fight over control of Detroit City Council
Detroit News: Rep. Conyers top campaign funds spender for travel


St. Louis PD: House Republicans: Gov. Jay Nixon is offering jobs for votes
KC Star: Missouri House rejects health-care expansion


NYT: Maine Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill
WaPo: Maine and N.H. Move to Expand Gay Rights


Politico: GOP lands Peter DeFazio challenger


Tulsa World: Watts hasn't decided about governor's race


May 6, 2009



Montgomery Advertiser: Sessions wins Judiciary Committee post
Politico: Jeff Sessions is the GOP's new point man
Roll Call: Sessions Is in the Spotlight
Hill: Sessions less likely to opt for filibuster
CQ Politics: Sessions' Own History A Factor in Supreme Court Confirmation
McClatchy: Top Republican to grill court nominee rejected for judgeship in '80s
NPR: Specter Helped Defeat Sessions In 1986 Judiciary Vote
Politico: Specter regrets 'no' vote on Sessions
CroweBlog: Sessions and Shelby

AP/Evans: McConnell warns Obama on pick
CQ Politics: Posturing on Supreme Court Pick Continues; No Selection Likely This Week
Politico: Groups push for first gay Supreme Court justice
Wm Jacobson: Gay Marriage The New Nomination Litmus Test

NYT: U.S. Says Bank of America Needs $33.9 Billion Cushion
WaPo: Bank Tests Yield Early Progress
NYT: As Investors Circle Ailing Banks, Fed Sets Limits
Washington Times: Investors say stress test too easy on banks
WSJ: Condition Is Set for Banks' TARP Exit
NYT: U.S. May Set a Debt Test for Banks
WSJ: Banks Need Fewer Carrots and More Sticks
WSJ: We can get better bank management for a fraction of the cost
NYT: Bright Spot in Downturn: New Hiring Is Robust
NYT: Bernanke Sees Hopeful Signs but No Quick Recovery
WaPo: Bernanke's Outlook a Bit Brighter
WSJ: Big Spending and Easy Money Will Produce a Recovery
Rush Limbaugh: Trickle Down and the Wealth Gap

WSJ: Obama's Global Tax Raid
Dick Morris: How Obamas socialism works
Rush Limbaugh: What is Barack Obama's Endgame?
Newt Gingrich: Are You an Obama Winner? Or an Obama Loser?

WSJ: Justice Likely to Urge No Prosecutions Over CIA Memos
WaPo: Bush Officials Try to Alter Ethics Report: Focus Is Approval of Harsh Interrogations
AP: Draft report proposes no interrogation charges
John Bolton: Obama's Prosecutions by Proxy

WSJ: How to Handle the Guantanamo Detainees
James Taranto: Can Obama meet his self-imposed deadline for closing Guantanamo?

WSJ: Deal Struck on 'Cash for Clunkers'
NYT: House Democrats Reach an Accord to Subsidize Vehicle Trade-Ins
WSJ: Return of Le Car
WaPo: Judge Approves Chrysler's Plan For Selling Assets
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Thugocracy on Display in Unconstitutional Chrysler Takeover

WSJ: Senators Sort Out Curbs on Credit Cards

WSJ: Obama Tries to Stop Union Disclosure

Wash Times: Fractured majority ties up Obama's agenda: Health, climate bills on hold
CNS: House Republicans Hold Energy Summit to Blast Cap-and-Trade Legislation
Politico: Henry Waxman may fast track climate bill
Hill: Rep. Waxman hits back on climate change
Politico: No breakthrough for House Democrats on climate bill
Politico: Pence: GOP not anti-science 'caricature'
WaPo: EPA Proposes Changes To Biofuel Regulations
NYT: OpEd: Free Trade, Green Trade
American Thinker: The Coming Of Zerocare
Hill: Grassley plots backup healthcare plan

Hill: House GOP takes new tack to go toe to toe with Rep. Barney Frank
Hill: Reps will ask Justice not to investigate Indian tribes

NYT: John Edwardss Wife Speaks About His Affair
Politico: Disgraced John Edwards back in the spotlight
NYDN: Elizabeth Edwards to Oprah: 'No idea' if John Edwards fathered Rielle Hunter's baby
Politico: Povich: I'll pay to DNA Rielle's kid!

WaPo: Huntsman Rising, Weaver Advising

WaPo: Republican Recruiting Recovering
Fox: Republicans on the Hunt for Messengers as Party Moves to Reconnect With Voters
Rush Limbaugh: Republicans in Rebuilding Phase: Stop Whining and Start Teaching!
Rush Limbaugh: Jeb and Huckabee: Conservatives?
Rush Limbaugh: The Left is Afraid of Us, Folks
Rasmussen: Generic Ballot: Republicans 40% Democrats 39%

Washington Times: Steele yields powers to foes in RNC

WSJ: Some PACs Run After Politicians Drop Out

Politico: Out of Alaska, Bristol Palin to head teen pregnancy effort

Seattle PI: Remembering Jack Kemp: GOP apostle who preached for an open tent
Houston Chronicle: Ex-QB made key plays in Reagan Revolution


Albany TU: Schumer recommends Loretta Lynch for Eastern District
Buffalo News: William Hochul nominated for U.S. Attorney for WNY

NYT: Lawmakers Strike Deal to Rescue New York Transit
Albany TU: Paterson wants to keep Timothy's Law on the books
Albany TU: Marist poll: How low can Gov. Paterson go?
NY Post: State workers going off the 'bottle'


Fox: GOP Contender Chris Christie Reveals How He Is Winning in the New Jersey Polls
NRO: Jon Corzine Fears a Matchup Against Chris Christie
Philadelphia Inquirer: Conservatives fire volley at Christie
North Jersey: Christie still has $3M to Lonegan's $500K
CQ Politics: New Jersey Gubernatorial Nomination is Christie's Race to Lose. And He Is.
AP: GOP governor candidates differ on N.J. tax overhaul
NYT: Corzine Allies Plan Attack in G.O.P. Primary

PolitickerNJ: Lonegan marshals his forces in Clark
AP: Lonegan calls in the plumber
PolitickerNJ: Joe the Plumber revs up Lonegan crowd
US News: Joe the Plumber on the GOP and Homosexuals


AP/Lewis: Democratic ads hammer McDonnell
Hill: Obama, Clinton play silent role in Virginias gubernatorial race
Hill: Democrats make major investment in Virginia


CQ Politics: Specter Says He Misspoke on Minnesota Senate Race
Politico: Specter still supporting Norm Coleman

CQ Politics: Ellison Endorses Entenza for Minnesota Governor


NYT: Seeking a Hollywood Ending in Sacramento


Dallas MN: Texas House passes increased exemptions to business tax


CQ Politics: Florida GOP Chairman Targets Freshmen Grayson and Kosmas
Hill: Florida GOPers look to Specter for inspiration

Miami Herald: Former House speaker Marco Rubio running for U.S. Senate
News-Press: Rubio in U.S. Senate race
Politico: Rubio running for Senate, gunning for Crist
AP/Farrington: Former Fla. Speaker Rubio will seek US Senate seat
NPR: Will Fla. Gov. Crist Decide To Run For Senate?


Atlanta BC: Perdue signs business tax breaks


Chicago Tribune: Giannoulias defends purchase of SUV from college savings program


Hill: Specter added as Dem to five committees
WaPo: Party Switch Costs Specter His Seniority on Senate Committees
NYT: The Keystone States Most Junior-Senior Senator
Politico: Specter loses seniority on five committees
Politico: Poll to test Sestak Netroots support
Wm Jacobson: Specterenfreude

CQ Politics: Ridges Decision: To Run or Not to Run
AP/Jackson: Cornyn: Ridge weighs bid for Sen. Specter's seat
CQ Politics: Ridge Listed Residence in Maryland

Pittsburgh BT: Pa. Senate Republicans propose own state budget


Cleveland PD: Ohio income-tax revenue drops, leaving huge hole in yearly budget
AP: GOP lawyer sues Ohio for payment for past work


Detroit News: Mayor Bing: Detroit businessman unseats Cockrel
Detroit FP: Bing: 'You have voted for change'
WSJ: Ex-NBA Star, Dave Bing Wins Detroit's Mayoral Race
NYT: Challenger Wins Special Mayors Race in Detroit
AP/Williams: NBA great Dave Bing wins race for Detroit mayor


NYT: Gay Marriage Advances in Maine


Washington Times: D.C. votes to recognize gay marriages
WaPo: Uproar in D.C. as Same-Sex Marriage Gains


Lexington HL: Grayson to be master of ceremonies at GOP dinner
Louisville CJ: Bunning blames McConnell for Senate losses
NYT: Kentucky: Hints From Senator
McClatchy: Bunning slams McConnell's leadership, Specter's switch
RCP: Bunning Criticizes Senate Leader McConnell
AP/Alford: Money may force Bunning to rethink re-election bid
News&Tribune: Bunning might reconsider if fundraising falls short


May 5, 2009



NYT: G.O.P. Picks Conservative for Senate Judiciary Post
WaPo: Sessions Takes Specter's Judiciary Post
Des Moines Register: Plan shuffles Grassley's roles on committees
Fox: Look Out Mr President, Theres a New GOP Sheriff on Judiciary
Politico: Sessions to replace Specter on Judiciary
Hill: Deal struck on Judiciary
Hill: Sessions seeks fair treatment of court pick
Hill: White House sees 'tight timeline' for court pick
Washington Times: Hatch cites Obama assurance not to appoint 'radical' justice
CQ Politics: Obama Urged to Look Beyond Federal Appeals Courts in Replacing Souter
Politico: Orrin Hatch: White House may announce Supreme Court nominee this week
James Taranto: The push to replace Justice Souter with someone mediocre

WaPo: Murtha's Nephew Got Defense Contracts: Millions in Work Came Without Competition

WaPo: Major Banks Get Stress Test Results Today
WSJ: More Banks Will Need Capital
WSJ: We Can't Subsidize the Banks Forever
WSJ: GOP Senator Criticizes New York Fed Chairman
Washington Times: Bipartisan probe of economy nears nod
John Ashcroft: Bailout Justice
Rush Limbaugh: See, I Told You So: US Businesses Scared by Obama Regime Threats

NYT: Where Home Prices Crashed Early, Signs of a Rebound

NYT: Obama Calls for New Curbs on Offshore Tax Havens
WaPo: Obama Targets Overseas Tax Dodge
WSJ: President's Tax Proposal Riles Business
Washington Times: Businesses pan tax crackdown plan
Hill: Obama triggers tax fight
NYT: Obama Plan Leaves One Path to Lower Taxes Wide Open
NYT: Editorial: Tax Salvos
Rush Limbaugh: The Obama Sitcom Rolls Along: Geithner to Close Tax "Loopholes"

WaPo: Chrysler Gets Green Light for Federal Loans
Rasmussen: Only 18% Say UAW, Government Will Do Good Job Running GM, Chrysler
Wes Pruden: Would you buy a car from Obama?

WSJ: White House to Step Up Ethanol Efforts
WSJ: Industries Push for Free Pollution Credits

WSJ: Need for Cost Data Slows Health-Care Overhaul
NYT: Schumer Offers Middle Ground on Health Care
WSJ: Specter On Cancer: The real story on medical research
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Plan to Put Private Health Care Industry Out of Business

WSJ: Budget Targets Fraud and Errors in Social Programs

Politico: Stimulus memo has lobbyists on edge

WSJ: President Finesses Labor Agenda
Washington Times: Unions benefit from Obama decisions
Bloomberg: Card-check may be stripped from bill
Michael Barone: Beware of Mandatory Arbitration in Card Check

WSJ: Obama Rebuffed on Funds to Close Guantanamo
Washington Times: War bill omits funds for Gitmo closure
WaPo: Democrats Seek More Interrogation Documents

Politico: Dems seek more Senate panel seats

NYT: Ray LaHood: G.O.P. Rsum, Cabinet Post, Knack for Odd Jobs
NYT: Group Seeks Public Access to Congressional Research

NYT: Court Bars Identity-Theft Law as Tool in Immigration Cases
NYT: Justices Agree to Take Up Sentencing for Young Offenders
NYT: Lower Court Told to Revisit Ruling in Super Bowl Show
WSJ: Court Throws Out Ruling on Janet Jackson
WSJ: Voting Rights Milestone: A Supreme debate about racial progress

NYT: At Annual Meeting, Pro-Israel Group Reasserts Clout

Fox: How to Revitalize the GOP
WSJ: GOP Tries to Dig Out of Its Hole
Fox: Former Bush Aides to Help House GOP Sell Message
Politico: Palin will work with Nat'l Council
RCP: Rush On Jeb Bush, Romney: They "Hate" And "Despise" Palin
Boston Globe: Romney keeps his name in the mix
Politico: Republicans reach out to Hollywood
Hill: The most partisan and bipartisan House members
Politico: Greenberg vs. Gillespie, Ayres
Pat Buchanan: Glimmers of Hope for the GOP
David Brooks: Republicans: The Long Voyage Home
Ross Douthat: Republicans: A Hole in the Center
Rush Limbaugh: You Cannot Fight Left-Wing Absolutes with Lukewarm Water
Rush Limbaugh: Our Nostalgia Isn't for Reagan, Jeb. It's for Conservatives with Courage
Rush Limbaugh: Let's Replace the Listening Tour with a Conservative Teaching Tour

Washington Times: For political comedians, the joke's not on Obama

Politico: The endlessness of Jack Kemp
American Spectator: The Final Completion


CQ Politics: Gillibrand Weak as She Faces Voters Next Year
Politico: Paterson ratings continue to drop
NY Post: Gov lower than low in new poll
Albany TU: Dems claim theyre gaining registration advantages
NYT: Gov. Paterson Seeks a Cap on Spending by the State
NYDN: Skelos Pans Paterson As GOP Lite
NYT: More Middle-Class New Yorkers Face Eviction
NYDN: New York State Senate Democrats reach tentative agreement on MTA bailout
NYT: Editorial: No Fix for Public Transit
NYDN: Gay Marriage Gets Another Assembly Republican
NYDN: Caroline Kennedy called off Senate run on her children's advice, book says


North Jersey: Campaigns turn to 2 'Joe the Plumbers'
PolitickerNJ: In lieu of appearance fee, Lonegan will buy Joe the Plumber's books


Fox: With Specter Switch, Minnesota Senate Race Could Drag On for Months -- or Longer
Politico: For GOP, it's Coleman or bust
Star-Ledger: Rep. Chris Smith and the future of the Republican Party


Mercury News: Rove, visiting Central Coast, says Obama's popularity will fade
Politico: Plouffe, Rove Spar in California
Mercury News: Karl Rove defends Bush administration's record of bipartisanship
LA Times: Assembly Republicans block labor contract for state government workers


Dallas MN: Texas Faith: Is broadening the evangelical agenda a political sideshow?
San Antonio Current: Voter ID battle continues in Texas House


Hill: Prominent Fla. GOPer Rubio to enter Senate race
Washington Times: Democrats' dual message for GOP
Miami Herald: Get ready for more taxes, less service from $65 billion Florida budget deal


CQ Politics: Isakson Leads But Others Within Range


Daily Herald: Palatine state Sen. Murphy eyeing run for governor


WaPo: Ridge May Run for Specter's Senate Seat
CQ Politics: Ridge Could Beat Specter in Pennsylvania
Bulletin: Poll Shows Ridge, Specter In A Dead Heat
CQ Politics: A Poll Could Cure What Ails Toomey
Politico: After Specter switch: buyer's remorse?

Pittsburgh PG: Senate Republicans OK spending plan
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Senate GOP releases its own budget plan


CQ Politics: Strickland Approval Remains Steady


Detroit News: Detroiters vote for mayor today
Detroit News: Granholm to order 4% budget cuts


Richmond TD: Frederick wont try to regain state GOP chairmanship
Roanoke Times: Ousted GOP leader says he'll stay out
Virginian-Pilot: Frederick ends suspense, won't run to regain GOP chairmanship


KC Star: Missouri lawmakers want to expand Medicaid coverage


Chattanooga TFP: Corker calls bailout plan a slush fund


Life News: South Carolina Republicans Discuss Abortion Waiting Period, Pro-Life Group Calls


NYT: Acorn Charged in Voter Registration Fraud Case in Nevada


Politico: Daniels to GOP: Quit 'whining'


Hill: For Colorado GOP, nominee for Senate may be a fresh face


CQ Politics: Sununu Leads Hodes in New Hampshire
CQ Politics: Senate: In New Hampshire, Hodes Trails Potential GOP Rivals


Politico: Bunning skips Kentucky Derby


May 4, 2009



Charlotte Observer: Feds are looking at Edwards' campaign
Raleigh N&O: Mellon gave Edwards a boost
AP/Baker: John Edwards faces federal investigation
AP: Edwards Confirms Inquiry Into Finances

WSJ: GOP Remembers Kemp, a Shaper of Its Economic Policy
Buffalo News: Jack Kemp, Bills icon, congressman, dies
Washington Times: Kemp called his own plays on political field
NYT: Obama Offers Tribute to Kemp
WSJ: Capitalist for the Common Man
WSJ: Jack Kemp in His Own Words
Politico: Jack Kemp recalled as early leader of GOP
Fred Barnes: What Jack Kemp Accomplished
Michael Gerson: Head and Heart: Remembering Jack Kemp
Grover Norquist: Who Was Jack Kemp?
PR: Newt Gingrich Statement upon Hearing of the Passing of Jack Kemp
Washington Times: Specter hints Kemp died of GOP agenda

WSJ: Progressive Vision Likely in Next Jurist
NYT: Senators to Obama: Look Beyond the Federal Bench
WSJ: GOP Senators Warn Against 'Ideologue' Pick for Court
CQ Politics: Recent History Suggests Confirmation Before August Recess
Jed Babbin: Remaking the Supreme Court
American Thinker: Obama's Supreme Court Renovation Begins
Politico: Romney: GOP may have to 'stand up and scream' on court pick
Politico: The Catholic court
NYDN: President Obama advised not to replace David Souter with judge
Human Events: Obama Will Try to Remake the Supreme Court
Wm Jacobson: Controversial Video of Sotomayor Surfaces

NYT: Interrogation Debate Sharply Divided Bush White House
Human Events: Cheney's Request Just a Start
Washington Times: Lawyer's letter counters torture report

NYT: Tests of Banks May Bring Hope More Than Fear
NYT: White House Denies Claims of Threat to Chrysler Creditor
WSJ: Government as the Recruiter of Last Resort
NYT: Worries Rise on the Size of U.S. Debt
NYT: Editorial: As Foreclosures Surge ...
Paul Krugman: Falling Wage Syndrome
NYT: OpEd: Inflation Nation

WSJ: The Next Housing Bust
WSJ: How Big Banks Want to Game the Mortgage Mess
WSJ: Easy Credit and the Depression

Washington Times: Green lobby guides Democrats on climate bill
Hill: Deal on climate bill remains elusive
Robert Samuelson: The Bias Against Oil And Gas

CQ Politics: States Still Trying for a Piece of the Net

WaPo: Proposals Would Transform College Aid

NYT: Senators Accuse Pentagon of Delay in Recovering Millions

NYT: On Cusp of Big Transition, NASA Lacks Permanent Leader
WSJ: Nomination Tests Antilobbyist Policy

WaPo: Calif.'s Harman Rails Against Wiretapping That Ensnared Her

EJ Dionne: Buying Time on Immigration

NYDN: Sarah Palin honored by NRA with special Alaska-themed assault rifle
Politico: Some Republican leaders prefer not to discuss Sarah Palin
PoliGazette: Palin Under Fire. As Usual

Politico: Republicans launch a listening tour in Democratic-leaning suburbs
Politico: Romney, Cantor: What went wrong in '08
Politico: Ensign criticizes GOP's recruiting
American Thinker: GOP Woes and Social Conservatives

Politico: DCCC targets opponents of credit card bill

Pittsburgh TR: GOP chair Steele eyes grass roots
Politico: Steeles decorator stonewalls
American Chronicle: Michael Steele: Magically Disappearing


Newsday: After losses, Republicans ask again: Who leads?
NY Post: Gov is great (for GOPers)
Newsday: State Legislature hampered by gridlock
NYDN: Gay marriage battle becomes all-out war as gays press state officials
NYT: Finance Officials Husband Was Citys Highest-Paid Parking Judge
NYT: Patersons Order Will Help Unions Trying to Organize
Albany TU: Playing the Albany game for big gain


Vineland DJ: Many blame Corzine for fiscal mess in N.J. poll
Daily Record: Bill would put N.J. prosecutors' political campaigns on hold
AP/Segall: Bill would delay prosecutors' political ambitions


Star Tribune: Climate debate heating up for Minnesotans in Washington
Pioneer Press: Minnesota's challenge goes well beyond balancing the budget


SacBee: California legislators hire pals, ex-colleagues with no bidding
SF Chronicle: California unfriendly to rich candidates
SF Chronicle: Governor must sell spending cap to weary voters
Modesto Bee: Democrats wishing for big gains in House seats


Star-Telegram: Mixed outlook for D-FW bills in the Texas Legislature


Ledger: Foes Prepare for Crist Senate Bid
Miami Herald: FL lawmakers put most of the finishing touches on proposed state budget
Sun-Sentinel: Florida legislators settle budget differences
Miami Herald: Education bills flunk out in the Florida Legislature


Atlanta JC: Ga. chief justices name surfaces in Supreme Court speculation
Atlanta JC: Lets jail the terrorists right here


Rockford RS: State lawmakers debate benefit of taking furloughs
NYT: Editorial: Political Reform, Springfield Style


Fox: Specter Braces for Democratic Challengers in Pennsylvania Primary
NYT: Specter Re-emphasizes Independence
CNN: Sestak says he's 'not sure' Specter's a Democrat yet
Howard Kurtz: A Failure To Raise the Specter of Disloyalty
Wm Jacobson: The Ransom of Chief Specter
Politics Daily: Specter Scowls, Whines, and Pines for the GOP
Politico: Staffers of party switchers suffer the most


Middletown Journal: Boehner vs. Jones in 2010?
Cincinnati Enquirer: Senate ready to trim budget plan


CQ Politics: Auto Industry Woes Drive Agenda for Michigan Freshman


Examiner: Va. campaign finance reform fails to take hold in General Assembly


Missourinet: Republicans insist they're serious about billion dollar tax cut


Tennessean: Tennessee's GOP sees immigration take back seat


CQ Politics: DeMint Pushes Conservative Purity in Senate


Wisconsin SJ: Republican leader Steele urges rebuilding at Wisconsin GOP convention
AP/Richmond: Walker addresses Republicans at Wis. convention
PressGazette: New vs. old in Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary?


CQ Politics: Louisiana Voters Lukewarm on Vitter
NYT: Term Limits Say New Orleans Mayor Cant Return; Residents Say They Dont Mind


Human Events: Is Iowa at the Cusp of 'Change'?


Hill: Mayor closer to gunning for Rep. Shea-Porter's seat


Montgomery Advertiser: Tim James feels timing is right on 2010 gubernatorial bid


Las Vegas Sun: Ensign is front and center. Now what?


Politico: Chris Simcox wants to dethrone McCain


Baltimore Sun: GOP barely hangs on in Maryland


AP/Alford: Paul ready to enter GOP primary for Bunning's seat


Deseret News: GOP is strong in Utah but at 25-year low in rest of nation


May 3, 2009



NYT: Jack Kemp, Star on Field and in Politics, Dies at 73 | Bio
WaPo: Ex-Official Championed Housing, Tax Reforms
LA Times: Jack Kemp, an original pillar in Republican 'big tent,' dies at 73
Politico: Jack Kemp, former QB and Congressman, dies
Hill: Jack Kemp dies at age 73
AP/Apuzzo: Jack Kemp, football star and politician, dies
AP: Jack Kemp, One-Time V.P. Nominee, Dies at 73

Washington Times: Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind
WaPo: GOP Leaders Try to Polish Party's Image
Politico: GOP leaders launch listening tour
Hill: Romney, Cantor, Jeb Bush stump for GOP revival
Fox: GOP Leaders Begin Outreach Effort to Re-energize Party
Examiner: The trials of Michael Steele

CQ Politics: All Eyes on Grassley for Judiciary Republicans Post-Specter Shuffle

LA Times: Abortion issue looms over Supreme Court choice
NYT: As a Professor, Obama a Pragmatist About the Supreme Court
NYT: Hearings for Nominee Will Reflect a Reversal
CQ Politics: Supreme Court Vacancy Means Cash for Conservative Interest Groups

Hill: Lobbyists adjust to stimulus rules that shut them out

NYT: Chryslers Fall May Help Administration Reshape G.M.

NYT: How Lehman Brothers Got Its Real Estate Fix

NYT: Social Security Benefits Not Expected to Rise in 10

NYT: Editorial: A Shift on Immigration

Kathleen Parker: Hate and a Question of Rights

NYDN: Chelsea Clinton may have summer wedding in Martha's Vineyard

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


NYT: New Challenge for Bloomberg: Vacancies at the Top
NY Post: Dep's honchos make internships a family affair
NYT: Paterson Urges Legislature to Pass Quick Fix M.T.A.
NY Post: Gay-wed opponent Rudy skips pals' nups


Rasmussen: New Jersey Governor Showdown


Politico: Virginia GOP elects Pat Mullins
WaPo: McAuliffe's Background Could Prove A Liability


Star Tribune: Franken's in limbo as the weeks grind on


SacBee: California ballot package caters to special interests
CQ Politics: Californias Garamendi Opts for Front-Lawn House Campaign
George Will: No More California Dreaming
AP: Miss California to campaign against gay marriage


Dallas MN: A week to forget: Cornyn sees tasks grow tougher


St. Pete Times: Little cheer for Florida legislators as they wrap up session
St. Pete Times: In budget talks, last-minute deals for hometown projects
Miami Herald: Legislature's scorecard for 2009: 1 new tax, little reform


Atlanta JC: Nearly one-third of Georgia Republicans favor independence from U.S.


SJ-R: Who will be on the Republican ballot for governor in 2010?


Politico: Ridge considering campaign against Specter


Dayton Daily News: Kasich preps to run for governor
Columbus Dispatch: Kasich beginning to build campaign
CQ Politics: Ex-Ohio Rep. Kasich Preps Campaign Against Gov. Strickland
Cleveland PD: Brunner and her helpers propose smart reforms for Ohio voting


Detroit News: Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bing for mayor


KC Star: Truman Days refrain: Democrats want back Missouri House


Memphis CA: Some wonder if Dems can hold on to govr's job in a state that leans to GOP


Politico: Republicans land recruit against Shea-Porter


May 2, 2009



Fox: Specter's Defection Could Help Republicans Block a Nominee to Replace Souter
Rush Limbaugh: Did Arlen Specter Do Us a Favor?
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Supreme Court Criteria: Identity Politics and Redistribution
Politico: GOP gears up for Court fight
Politico: New Justice may reignite abortion fight
Hill: Conservatives gear up for high court fight
WSJ: Obama to Seek a Justice Attuned to 'Daily Realities'
WSJ: GOP Senators Warn Against 'Ideologue' Pick for Court
WaPo: Not the Justice Republicans Expected
WaPo: Successor To Souter Anticipated By October
WaPo: Replacement Speculation Begins
CNN: Souter news sets off succession speculation
Washington Times: Obama wants court pick to have 'empathy'
NYT: Obama Has Chance to Select Justice With Varied Rsum
NYT: Wider World of Choices to Fill Souters Vacancy
NYT: Washington Prepares for Fight Over Any Nominee
WSJ: Succeeding Souter: Will Obama send a left-wing Scalia to the High Court?
Jeffrey Rosen: The Stealth Justice

NYT: Union Takes Rare Front Seat in Chrysler Deal
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Views Chrysler Deal as Vehicle to Achieve Social Justice

WSJ: Citi Said to Need Up to $10 Billion

NYT: Pressure Builds to Scale Back Add-Ons for Defense Bill
WSJ: White House Blocks Murtha Bid to Divide Big Air Force Contract
Washington Times: Groups want ethics probe of Murtha, others

American Thinker: 1993 World Trade Prosecutor Calls Out Eric Holder
Rush Limbaugh: Andy McCarthy's Fabulous, Gutsy Letter to Attorney General Holder
NYT: U.S. May Revive Guantnamo Military Courts

NYT: Seeking Cudgel, Republicans Return to National Security Issue
Rush Limbaugh: McCain Heads GOP Road Show?
Rush Limbaugh: Karl Rove Can Handle Himself
Des Moines Register: Nussle says GOP needs national shake-up
Fox: Gingrich on whether the US is becoming a one-party country

WSJ: U.S. Drops Charges Against Pro-Israel Lobbyists
WaPo: U.S. Drops Case Against Ex-Lobbyists
Washington Times: Case against AIPAC lobbyists dropped
WSJ: The AIPAC Case Fallout

Politico: Mixed reviews for W.H.'s surprise FEC pick

Pat Buchanan: The Obama Flu?

WSJ: He Fought the Tort Bar -- and Won

Sen. Jim DeMint: How Republicans Can Build a Big-Tent Party

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows


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WSJ: New York Mayor Seeks Job Cuts, Rise in Sales Tax
NYT: Bloomberg Proposes Sales Tax Increase
NY Post: Mike's $our dough: Budget hikes taxes
NYDN: Bag the hikes on plastic bags, say angry shoppers
NYT: Cuomo Issues Subpoenas in Pension Fund Inquiry
NY Post: Subpoenas hit pension biz
NYDN: Silver moves to distance himself from lobbyist under investigation
NY Post: Gov pix a new fight
NYT: State Officials to Pay $300,000 to Settle Race-Bias Suit
Albany TU: Paterson announces boatload of stimulus projects
CQ Politics: Rivals in New York House Special Took In Almost $4 Million
Debate Room: Marlin: The sorry state of the NY GOP


Star-Ledger: Christie, Lonegan, & the pianist cat: NJ's Republican primary on Youtube


MSNBC: Pawlenty's approval reaches all-time low


NYT: Schwarzenegger May Support a Democrat
SacBee: Schwarzenegger says he won't become a Dem like Specter
LA Times: California Legislature: Where cost-cutting plans go to die
SacBee: Prop. 1A is lightning rod among May 19 measures
SacBee: State seeks to start executions again with new rules


Dallas MN: Hutchison joins GOP rebranding effort
Dallas MN: Hutchison: Always been a Republican, not like that other guy


St. Pete Times: Florida Legislature misses deadline, will meet next week to wrap up budget


CQ Politics: Deal Enters Georgia Governor's Race
AP: Deal joins list of GOP candidates


WSJ: From the Good Folks Who Brought You Rod Blagojevich


NYT: Murthas Nephew Named a Lobbyist for Marines


Columbus Dispatch: Kasich names treasurer for 2010 campaign against Strickland
Salem News: John Kasich offers ideas for shiny, new day for Ohio Republicans
Swamp: Ohio: John Kasich filing for guv today


Detroit News: Michigan braces for $300M budget cut


CNN: GOP makeover starting in Virginia


Politico: Porn star launches Sen. 'listening tour'


CQ Politics: Guinta Files to Run in Shea-Porter's Congressional District


May 1, 2009



WSJ: Justice Souter to Retire From Court
NYT: Souter Said to Be Leaving Court in June
WaPo: Souter Reportedly Planning to Retire From High Court
WaPo: Souter Retirement (Further) Roils Political Landscape
AP/Loven: Souter to quit Supreme Court at end of term
Wm Jacobson: Specter Defection Will Haunt Dems On Souter Replacement

Hill: Grassley eyes top Republican post on Judiciary Committee
Politico: The ripple effects of Specter's switch

Peggy Noonan: 'Shrink to Win' Isn't Much of a Strategy
Rush Limbaugh: Conservatives Have a Wonderful Opportunity to Oppose Obamaism
WSJ: The GOP After Specter: The party needs a healthy debate, but not because he's left
CNN: Gingrich insult rankles RNC members
CQ Politics: Gingrich Rips Into RNC
LA Times: Gingrich on the Republican National Committee: Tiny group of 'precious' people
Washington Times: Steele's criticism of predecessor challenged
Politico: Steele vs. the establishment
Politico: RNC rancor and redecoration
Washington Times: GOP leaders form group to reconnect with voters
CQ Politics: Palin Invited to Help "Rebrand" GOP
CQ Politics: GOP Taps High-Profile Stalwarts to Hone and Deliver Message
Richmond TD: Editorial: Good for the GOP
American Thinker: The Future of the GOP - a symposium
Newsday: The Republican Party needs a leadership shake-up at all levels
Hill: Hispanic Dems furious over GOP video

WSJ: A Tortured Rationale: The President suggests Cheney is right
WSJ: The Interrogation Memos and the Law
Washington Times: Interrogation blame spread to Congress
Stratfor: A Chilling Effect on U.S. Counterterrorism
James Taranto: Nobody Likes You, Jay
Charles Krauthammer: Torture? No. Except . . .
Jed Babbin: Panic Time for Pelosi

NYT: Chrysler Files to Seek Bankruptcy Protection
Washington Times: Bankruptcy judge to set Chrysler future
WaPo: Obama Vows Swift Overhaul As Chrysler Enters Bankruptcy
WSJ: Chrysler Goes to Court
WSJ: A Chrysler Bankruptcy Won't Be Quick
Detroit News: Day 1 for new Chrysler is anything but ordinary
Rush Limbaugh: Barack Peron Announces His Argentina-Style Chrysler Takeover

Hill: Senate defeats 'cramdown' legislation
WSJ: Cramdown Slamdown: Three cheers for obstructionism

Bloomberg: U.S. Bank Test Results Delayed as Conclusions Debated

Times UK: Beatings and abuse made Barack Obamas grandfather loathe the British
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Repeats Leftist Blogger Myth on Churchill and "Torture"

NYT: In Military, New Debate Over Policy Toward Gays

Politico: Dems struggle with Gitmo politics
NYT: Hints That Detainees May Be Held on U.S. Soil

Wayne LaPierre: The Gathering Storm Over Guns


Albany TU: Golisano to run against Paterson? Not just yet, despite a quote of the week
NY Post: Paterson burned by a racial 'fire'

NYDN: AG Cuomo subpoenas contracts won by clients of firm tied to Sheldon Silver
NYDN: AG Cuomo says Albany pay-to-play pension scandal appears national in scope

Albany TU: Mondello finds a defender, but not really


PoliticsNJ: Lonegan drives his economic message
Philadelphia Inquirer: Lonegan backs cutting court-ordered school funding
Star-Ledger: Why we need more debates on rebates
Star-Ledger: Rudy's not talking either


Star Tribune: Coleman's appeal asks for more counting
Pioneer Press: Coleman files appeal against Franken win, citing constitution, evidence


SacBee: Voters take a dim view of governor, Legislature
SacBee: Whats Plan B if five ballot measures fail?
CQ Politics: Pre-Primary Tensions Rise in Californias 32nd District


Dallas MN: Hutchison: What it means to be a Republican
Dallas MN: Senate embraces "Choose Life" license plates


AP/Farrington: Crist won't be a lock in Senate race
St. Pete Times: For many bills in Florida Legislature, today is do or die
St. Pete Times: Silence reigns in Florida Legislature on cuts in state workers' pay
Miami Herald: Dispute leads to temporary FL Senate ban for state Rep. Baxter Troutman
St. Pete Times: Florida legislator temporarily banned from Senate after blowup


Macon Telegraph: Deal expected to enter governor's race


CQ Politics: Kirk Could Be Competitive in Illinois Senate Race


Pittsburgh TR: Congressman might take on Toomey in GOP primary
Politico: NRSC abandoning Toomey?
New Ledger: Is the NRSC Going to Abandon Toomey?
Human Events: Stories Swirl Around Specter Departure, Republican Primary
Michael Reagan: Republicans Tired of Specter's Tax and Spend
CQ Politics: Specters Shift Transforms 2010 Outlook in Pennsylvania
Hill: Sestak may challenge Specter in primary

NYT: Pennsylvania: Contributions Ban Was Overly Broad, Court Says


Cleveland PD: Ohio House Democrats push through budget


Detroit FP: Bankruptcy slams Michigan


CQ Politics: Virginia Rivals Criticize McAuliffe's DNC Tenure at Governor Debate


KC Star: MO House defeats stimulus spending plan, but advances income tax cut proposal
St. Louis PD: Tax cut proposal clears Mo. House


Chattanooga TFP: TN, GA senators ask for campaign money back from Specter


CNN: Specter defection highlights GOP divide in South Carolina


NYT: Ex-Congressman Says Campaign Manager Embezzled Funds


Politico: Bunning poised to retire
Louisville CJ: Grayson considers run for Senate
NYT: In Kentucky, a Toe in G.O.P. Senate Race
AP/Jalonick: KY GOP official prepares to run for Bunning's seat
Hill: Sen. Bunning approves his GOP rival's bid


KC Star: Fostering bipartisanship among challenges for Parkinson


Fox: Palin, Grizzly Companion Appear on Reality Show


Arizona Republic: Brewer's first 100 days a bit surprising


Las Vegas Sun: Gibbons to propose more salary cuts, says hell veto tax hikes



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