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May 28, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Sotomayor reversed 60% by high court
WaPo: Rigorous Questioning Hasn't Fazed Nominee
NYT: Sotomayor Pick a Product of Lessons From Past Battles
NYT: On Sotomayor, Some Abortion Rights Backers Show Unease
NYDN: Sonia Sotomayor's mother
WaPo: Five Senators to Watch on Sotomayor

Karl Rove: 'Empathy' Is Code for Judicial Activism
Ann Coulter: I feel your pain. Not theirs. Yours.
David Broder: A Choice for the GOP
Rush Limbaugh: In 1997, Rush Predicted Sotomayor on "Rocket Ship" to Supreme Court
NYDN: GOP Holy Trinity on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor: She's a 'racist'

Newt Gingrich: Coming This Summer: Health Care Wars

WSJ: Single-Regulator Plan for Banks Now Close

James Taranto: Is the Obama administration turning Chrysler into a patronage machine?

WaPo: Review of Government Secrecy Ordered

Wash Times: Obama ducks promise to delay bill signings


ILLINOIS

NYT: Burris Says Audiotape Confirms Innocence




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May 21, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

NYT: 4 Accused of Bombing Plot at Bronx Synagogues
WSJ: FBI Arrests Four Men in Bomb, Missile Plot
AP/McElroy: 4 arrested in plot to bomb NYC temple
NY Post: Chilling terror plot thwarted
NYDN: FBI arrest four in alleged plot to bomb Bronx synagogues, shoot down plane
NYDN: NY terror scare comes on eve of Obama security speech

WSJ: Obama Set to Address Gitmo-Closing Issues
Wash Times: Obama to appeal for Guantanamo closure
WaPo: Obama Will Try to Quell Concern on Detainees
NYDN: Obama, Cheney battle over who has better vision for protecting America
Hill: GOP on offense on Gitmo, and plans to stay that way
NYT: 1 in 7 Freed Detainees Rejoins Fight, Report Finds
NYT: Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan
NYT: Judge Issues Split Ruling on Who Can Be Detained

Karl Rove: Flip-Flops and Governance: Our president isn't quite as advertised
Politico: Haley Barbour: Obama a snake charmer
EJ Dionne: The Past's Agenda

Ann Coulter: Notre Dame holds first Alan Keyes fundraiser



NYT: Funds to Close Guantnamo Denied
Politico: Closing Guantanamo Bay is not easy for Barack Obama

Fox: Republicans Push for FBI Probe into Pelosi's Accusations Against CIA
Wash Times: Hayden says Congress damages CIA
Politico: Nancy Pelosi unable to quell firestorm over waterboarding briefing
Politico: Pelosi bewildered, but unbothered
CQ Politics: Speaker Smackdown: Will Pelosi Survive?

WaPo: With House Passage, Credit Card Bill Sent to President
NYT: Bill Changing Credit Card Rules Is Sent to Obama With Gun Measure Included

WSJ: U.S. Rescue Aid Entrenches Itself
WaPo: Tracking Stimulus Spending May Not Be as Easy as Promised
NYT: Obama Signs Financial Bill, Creating Investigative Panel
WSJ: SEC Objects to Idea of Losing Some Oversight Power
WaPo: As U.S. Weighs New Consumer Agency, SEC Stakes Out Regulatory Turf

WaPo: Wider Confidence Lifts Economy From Winter's Deep, Dark Freeze

WSJ: Republicans Offer Health-Care Plan
Politico: GOP offers preemptive health plan
NYT: Tax Proposals Draw Critics in Talks on Financing Health Insurance
WSJ: FDA Tobacco Regulation Approved by Senate Panel

WSJ: Industries are Grappling With New Bill on Climate
Hill: Cap-and-trade showdown
WSJ: The Climate-Industrial Complex
Grist: Climate change lobbying dominated by ten firms
Wash Times: Carbon emissions decrease by 2.8%
Politico: Al Gore dials for votes on warming bill
American Thinker: Cooling off on Warming

WSJ: White House, Lawmakers to Meet on Immigration

WaPo: High Court Buzz Centers on Chicago Judge and Solicitor General
WSJ: Businesses Expect a Simpatico Successor to Souter
NYT: Obama Interviews Wood for Supreme Court Seat
NYT: Search for Supreme Court Justice Reaches Interview Stage

NYT: New Business Group Forms to Promote Obama Agenda

Wash Times: GOP condemns 'socialist' Obama, Democrats
WaPo: Republican National Committee Seeks Direction for GOP
NYT: R.N.C. Votes Down the Democrat Socialist Party
Human Events: Gov. Barbour Blasts RNC Resolution That Calls Democrats 'Socialists'
Politico: RNC adopts 'socialism' resolution
Politico: RNC hiring chafes top Hispanics

Rush Limbaugh: The California Ballot Initiatives, Federalism and Colin Powell's GOP
Rush Limbaugh: No Mas! El Rushbo Resigns as Titular Head of Republican Party

Hill: House GOP mulls life without Blunt

NEW YORK

CQ Politics: New York Senate: Serrano Weighs Democratic Primary Against Gillibrand
CQ Politics: Gillibrand Loses Another Challenger

NYT: Paterson Warns More Cuts May Be Needed This Year
NY Post: Gov drops fresh $3B budget bomb

NY Post: Patronage plum eyed for GOPer

Rush Limbaugh: My Advice for Thomas Golisano

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Polls show Christie pulling far ahead of his GOP rivals
AP/Delli Santi: Lonegan says he's down, not out

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: McAuliffe Keeps Lead in Virginia

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: 59% of Minnesota Voters Expect Pawlenty to Run For President
CQ Politics: Senate Republicans Agree to Pay Coleman Legal Bills

CALIFORNIA




WSJ: Golden (State) Opportunity: CA voters send a message about runaway government
WaPo: Calif. Leaders Huddle After Voters Reject Deficit Measures
NYT: California, a Broke State, Reels as Voters Rebuff Leaders
American Spectator: May The Schwarzenegger Not Be With You
George Will: The Coming California Bailout

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Did Team Perry liken the Hutchison camp to a house of ill repute?

FLORIDA

Hill: Crist opens strong lead in Fla. Senate race
NewsMax: Crist Senate Battle Key to GOP's Future
Herald Tribune: Could Crist do more damage to Republican brand or help?
RedState: No Endorsement for Conservative Is Big Mistake in Florida

NYT: Bill to Ease Rules on Development Divides Floridians

GEORGIA

Daily Citizen: Who will replace Perdue?

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: $29 billion public works program: Illinois legislators back plan

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Jackson: Melvin wins GOP nomination for Pa. Supreme Court

OHIO


Cleveland PD: House passes bill halting foreclosures for six months

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan goes into debt to aid jobless
Detroit News: Five text scandal lawyers face misconduct hearings
Detroit FP: Ex-mayor's secret deal could doom 5 law careers

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Wash Times: Gay marriage bill hits snag in N.H.
NYT: Setback to Gay Marriage in New Hampshire

CONNECTICUT

Politico: GOP eyes challenger to Himes

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: Barbour Won't Rule Out Presidential Bid







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May 20, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

LA Times: Senate expected to strip funds to close Guantanamo
WSJ: Democrats Plan to Block Gitmo Closing
WaPo: Senate Demands Plan for Detainees: Dems Scrap Funding to Close Guantanamo Bay
NYT: Democrats in Senate Block Money to Close Guantnamo
Politico: Democrats bolt on Guantanamo: No plan, no money
CQ Politics: Gitmo Dominates War Funding Debate
Hill: Rebuffing Obama on Gitmo



Wash Times: Pelosi taking 'wrecking ball' to CIA morale, Hoekstra says
WaPo: Dems Defending Pelosi: Caucus Stands Behind Leader in CIA Briefing Controversy
WaPo: Video: GOP Compares Pelosi to Bond Villain
Time: Self-Inflicted Wounds: How Pelosi Got Into the CIA Mess
Politico: CIA claim has John Boehner on the offense
Politico: The strategy corner: Pelosi's action plan
Hill: Dems rally around Pelosi while Republicans ponder next move
Politico: Nancy Pelosis job? National security, not partisanship
Bloomberg: Pelosi Offers Republicans Beautiful Target in Row With CIA
Politico: Obey challenges CIA record
Rasmussen: 43% Say CIA May Have Misled Pelosi, 41% Disagree
Michael Gerson: Democrats' Assault On the CIA
Newt Gingrich: Why Pelosi Should Step Down
Dick Morris: Why Pelosi must go
Jed Babbin: Force a Vote Against the Coverups
Examiner: Pelosi got heads up from administration on CIA memo
SF Chronicle: Obama gives thumping endorsement to Pelosi
Michael Goodwin: Barack, get off the fence: Pelosi's accusations against the CIA can no longer be met with silence

WSJ: Credit-Card Fees Curbed: Senate Approves Sweeping Restrictions
WaPo: Credit Card Restrictions Close to Enactment
NYT: Dealing Consumers a New Hand in Credit Cards
NYT: Editorial: Safer Credit Cards
Politico: Next fight: card swipe fees?

WaPo: Momentum Grows for Executive Pay Rules: Want Shareholders To Hold More Sway
Politico: Wall Street waits for pay restrictions

NYT: U.S. Weighs How to Let Banks Give Money Back

NYT: Congress Approves an Anti-Foreclosure Bill
WSJ: Activist Financier 'Terrorizes' Bankers in Foreclosure Fight

WSJ: Officials Weigh Having One Mortgage Regulator
WaPo: U.S. May Add New Financial Watchdog: Consumer Agency Under Consideration
WaPo: Blue-Ribbon Adviser Volcker With a Gray-Area Role

WSJ: Obama Says New Car-Fuel Rules Give Industry 'Certainty'
WSJ: Car Crazy: Bankrupt companies making 39 mpg autos. Are we nuts?
WSJ: Obama at the Auto Buffet: With no resistance, he ate the whole thing
WSJ: Obama Would Support Auto Incentives for Consumers
NYT: As Political Winds Shift, Detroit Charts New Course
NYT: In U.S., Steps Toward Industrial Policy in Autos
WSJ: Why Govt Can't Run a Business: Politicians need headlines. Executives need profits.
Hill: Auto lobby grudgingly strikes deal
NYT: Editorial: The Earth Wins One

Reuters: GM's bankruptcy plan eyes quick sale to gov't

NYT: Advocates of Gun Rights Are Poised for a Victory

WSJ: The GOP's Health-Care Alternative
Wash Times: Hill GOP readies market-based alternative plan
American Spectator: The Republican Health Care Alternative

WaPo: Cap-and-Trade Debate Drags On in House Energy Committee
Houston Chronicle: Climate change bill bogs down
NYT: GOP looks to expand renewables mix, stress economy during climate bill fight
Politico: Climate change: GOP turns on business to fight measure
WSJ: Need for Speed (Read) to Pass Climate Bill
Politico: Leaders cool on warming skeptic
Politico: Waxmans hunt for missing amendments
Politico: Time for the GOP to become green

WaPo: Little New in Obama's Immigration Policy
Politico: Janet Napolitano: Legalization a hard sell
American Thinker: Napolitano's Politically Correct Border Security

WSJ: Obama Begins Interviewing Potential Supreme Court Picks
NYT: Californian Would Add Wide Experience to Court
Ed Gillespie: Judging Obama's Nominee

SF Chronicle: Obama won't oppose ruling weakening 'don't ask'

Wash Times: Clinton fundraiser Hsu convicted
NYT: Former Democratic Fund-Raiser Hsu Broke the Law Raising Money, Jury Finds



Politico: GOP kingmaker & fundraiser Fred Malek leans toward Mitt Romney



NYT: F.E.C.: Republicans Shopping Sprees for Palins Were Legal
Politico: FEC: Sarah Palin shopping spree legal



WT: Steele: Attack Obama's policies: State party leaders applaud call to heed Reagan
WaPo: Steele Predicts a GOP Comeback
CQ Politics: RNCs Steele Rouses Party Faithful In a Good Way
WaPo: RNC Chairman Urges Stronger Attacks on Obama
Baltimore Sun: Republican Steele: A New Era of Class
AP/Evans: Steele says GOP ready to regain its relevance
CNN: Steele backers trumpet RNC chairmans leadership
Kathleen Parker: Steele, but No Magnet
Dana Milbank: Steele Speaks and, to Quote Reagan, the Bombing Starts
Human Events: Some Criticism on Management Style, But Steele's Secure at RNC

American Spectator: Principles vs. Populism



Politico: Barack Obama's biggest critic: Charles Krauthammer



Politico: Conservative Rep. Tom Price emerging as GOPs bulldog

Politico: Rush Limbaugh challenges MSNBC: Dont mention me

NEW YORK

NY Post: State Budget Is Already Busted
NYT: Albanys April Revenue Fell 44% From 2008

NY Post: GOP Vows to Boost Mayoral Control



NYT: My Time Is Precious: Spitzer Sets the Tone During Inquiry on Leaks
NYDN: Eliot Spitzer trashes Paterson and Albany DA during Troopergate sitdown, records show
Albany TU: 'Little Pac-Man' can deliver a big punch
Albany TU: Spitzer to IG: You are one more little Pac-Man on a fishing expedition

NYT: Gay Marriage Slow to Draw an Opposition in N.Y.

NYT: Democrat Abandons Effort to Challenge Gillibrand in Primary
Albany TU: Another Democrat drops bid against Gillibrand

NEW JERSEY



Fox: GOP Puts Hope in N.J. Governor's Race
Cherry Hill CP: Poll: Christie holds big lead on Lonegan
AP: Polls: Christie opens big lead in NJ GOP primary
American Spectator: Moderation Is No Virtue

VIRGINIA



Wash Times: Editorial: Swinging at McDonnell: Dem attack ads are a sign of desperation
WaPo: Steele To Hold Rally With McDonnell
CQ Politics: Rivals Target McAuliffe in Virginia Governor Debate
NRO: Virginia Democrats Hold Benefit for GOP's McDonnell, Also Known as a Debate
NYT: Va. Democrats Play a Rerun of Clinton vs. Obama

MINNESOTA

Politico: Tim Kaine to Tim Pawlenty: Drop Norm Coleman
Rasmussen: 54% in Minnesota Say Coleman Should Concede Senate Race to Franken

Pioneer Press: The Governor's Gambit
Star Tribune: Pawlenty held the aces in this game of poker

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: California voters kill budget measures
WSJ: Californian Voters Reject Budget Measures
NYT: Calif. Voters Reject Measures to Keep State Solvent
SF Chronicle: Defeat is sharp rebuke to governor, Legislature
SF Chronicle: Legislators jump back into budget mess
SF Chronicle: Governor exits state as ballot measures falter
SacBee: Schwarzenegger: Obama's White House invitation trumped special election
SF Chronicle: A handful dutifully trudge to the polls
SacBee: Voters say "no way" to budget ballot measures
AP/Lin: Calif. voters reject slate of budget propositions
Dan Walters: Dan Walters: Angry voters whack budget, politicians
Rush Limbaugh: California Mess is a Microcosm of What's in Store for the Rest of Us
Rush Limbaugh: Arnold is the Future of the GOP?

LA Times: Chu defeats Cedillo in 32nd Congressional District
CQ Politics: Democrat Chu, Republican Chu to Face Off for Vacant California House Seat

NEVADA

Politico: Poll says 45 percent of Nevadans would vote against Harry Reid
AP/Riley: Tax plan advances

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry, Dewhurst see pet projects trimmed by Republican budget negotiators

OKLAHOMA



Tulsa World: Coburn to announce plans concerning second term in June

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: Poll: Crist Crushes Rubio in Primary Match Up
Daytona Beach NJ: Crist cheers fed stimulus plan
Orlando Sentinel: McBride, Rubio meet -- but there's no endorsement
Orlando Sentinel: McBride meeting with Rubio today
Sun-Sentinel: Florida Sen. Jeff Atwater running for CFO
AP/Kaczor: Senate president Atwater running for Fla. CFO spot
NBC2 News: Kottkamp: Official A.G. announcement coming soon
Jacksonville Observer: Will McBride Considers Attorney General Race

GEORGIA

Human Events: Steele Has Answers in Georgia
Gwinnett Daily Post: Sonny finally snaps out of it

ILLINOIS

AP/Wills: Strange rules allow majority of one to block bills in Illinois House

PENNSYLVANIA

AP: Republican wins special election for Pa. House
Politico: Ethics issues may not hurt John Murtha
Pittsburgh PG: Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl wins handily in primary

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Party's message worries Ohio GOP
News-Herald: State Auditor Mary Taylor holding herself accountable

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Schweich hits back at Blunt criticism: I am flattered
UPI: Mo. set for first execution since 2005

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Alexander calls for 100 new nuke plants in 20 yrs
WBIR: Knox G.O.P. Chair makes push for Republican Election Head

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: SC gov nixes bulk of spending plan over stimulus

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: Bunning takes swipes at McConnell
WSJ: Kentuckys Senators Spar Over 2010 Race
MSNBC: Bunning calls McConnell a 'control freak'









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May 19, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Politico: Republicans want to keep Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the United Sates
WSJ: Detainee Stance Represents Political Gamble for Obama
NYT: Changes Planned for Guantnamo Trials May Lead to Familiar Challenges
NYT: Justices Turn Back Ex-Detainees Suit
Hill: Court: Ashcroft, Mueller not liable for detention
WSJ: Obama Avoids Test on Gays in Military

NYT: Advocacy Groups Seek Disbarment of Ex-Bush Administration Lawyers
Dana Milbank: Somewhere, Hammurabi Is Crying



Politico: Newt Gingrich: CIA comment 'disqualifies' Nancy Pelosi
WSJ: Panetta Warns of Perils of Political Spats
WaPo: Amid Queries, CIA Worries About Future
Fox: Should Pelosi Put Up or Apologize?
Rush Limbaugh: The Nancy Pelosi Problem
Martin Frost: What if Pelosi and the CIA are both being honest?
James Kirchick: Is Nancy Pelosi a liar or a hypocrite?
Hill: Dems change the subject

WaPo: U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails: Deportation Cases to go Up

WSJ: U.S. Orders Stricter Fuel Goals for Autos
WaPo: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten
NYT: U.S. to Issue Tougher Fuel Standards for Automobiles
WSJ: Obama's Auto Plan Is Capitalism at Work
Hill: New mileage standards cheer green lobby

NYT: Credit Card Industry Aims to Profit From Sterling Payers
NYT: Financial Inquiry Panel to Become Law

AP/Jacobs: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley apply to repay TARP
Dick Morris: When Will Obama Own the Recession?

WSJ: New Taxes Loom to Pay for Health-Care Overhaul
Wash Times: Overhauls raise stake on taxing
Hill: Senators offer options to finance health reform
CQ Politics: Senate Panel Suggests Tax on Sweet Drinks to Pay for Health Care Overhaul
Len Burman: Different way to pay for health reform
Hill: Wyden is winning over the GOP on healthcare
WSJ: Congress Is Left to Flesh Out Details on Health Care & Energy
WSJ: How Washington Rations: ObamaCare omen: a case study in 'cost-control.'

Wash Times: Climate-bill foes likely to seize on CBO's scoring
Hill: House panel kicks off climate change markup
WaPo: Let's Have Cap and No Trade
American Spectator: Ten Questions for Steve Scalise
CBS: Climate Change Bill Faces Hurdles Due To GOP, Some Dems
Reuters: Rep. Waxman predicts climate bill success

WSJ: The Arms-Control Dinosaurs Are Back

WSJ: Obama Pursues Trade Pacts Set Up by Bush

Wash Times: Obama's vast agenda sparks concern

WaPo: Supreme Court Will Hear Sarbanes-Oxley Challenge
WSJ: Sarbox and the Constitution: Supreme Court scrutiny for a harmful law

NYT: Bill Clinton to Become Special Haiti Envoy
WSJ: Bill Clinton to Be Named U.N. Envoy to Haiti

NYT: Napolitano Appears to Straddle Political Divide
NYT: Editorial: Senator Bennetts Hostages

WaPo: Copyright Office Bogged Down by New System

NRO: What Huntsmans Decision Says and What it Means
Atlanta JC: Huntsman had no chance in 2012 anyway

WSJ: Obama Scored Big at Notre Dame
Am Thinker: Notre Dame Rescued the Right-To-Life Movement from Oblivion
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Practices the Low Art of Political Seduction at Notre Dame
Am Thinker: Frankfurt School Reigns Supreme at Notre Dame
American Spectator: The No-Choice President
American Thinker: Slick Barry

WSJ: Fund-Raiser Hsu's Trial Goes to Jury



Wash Times: Steele associates' pay: Some call RNC salaries 'way out of line'
Fox: Under Fire, Steele to Call for Party Unity in Speech on GOP Future
AP/Sidoti: Steele insists GOP comeback has started

American Spectator: Republican Establishment Strikes Again

American Thinker: The GOP's Prejean Moment

Politico: Palin camp eyed Clinton alliance

Politico: Dick Cheney is Mr. Republican

Politico: NRCC aims to protect at-risk House Republican incumbents

NEW YORK


NYT: Embattled Director Quits State Ethics Commission
Albany TU: Embattled ethics director steps down

Rasmussen: New York Governor: Cuomo Leads GOP, Paterson Trails

Hill: Schumer and Obama take control of Gillibrands fate in the primary

Albany TU: McCall's SUNY interests
Albany TU: Some of our state leaders need to count to ten
Albany TU: Golisano defends move to Sunshine State
NYT: In Mayoral Race, No One Outspends Bloomberg, Except Bloomberg

NEW JERSEY

Philly: Tax hikes may spur a blue-state revolt

VIRGINIA

WSJ: McAuliffe Attacked for Clinton Ties in Virginia Governors Race

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Analysis: Pawlentys one-man stand has its risks
Pioneer Press: Clock runs out without budget deal at Minnesota Capitol

CALIFORNIA




LA Times: Campaigning for budget measures ends in a whimper
WSJ: Schwarzenegger Puts Legacy on the Line With Budget Vote
Politico: Arnold Schwarzenegger limps into proposition fight
NYT: California Voters Consider Limiting Raises for Lawmakers
Human Events: California Referenda Today

Hill: Dem candidates race to replace Hilda Solis in Californias 32nd
CQ Politics: Final Push in California Special Primary Election

TEXAS

Austin AS: Texas House takes moderate direction

FLORIDA



NYT: Race Is on for Florida Governorship
Politico: McCollum enters governor's race
St. Pete Times: McCollum opens race for Florida governor with a bipartisan tone
News-Press: Attorney General McCollum starts bid for governor at home
CQ Politics: Republican McCollum Jumps Into Florida Governors Race
Miami Herald: Attorney General McCollum joins Florida's Governor race
Herald Tribune: At McCollum rally, GOP unity
CQ Politics: Florida Ag Official To Decide on McCollum Challenge This Week
Orlando Sentinel: Crist staying out of the McCollum-Bronson primary tiff

AP/Farrington: Fla. Gov. Crist not talking much about Senate run

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Trust is key for conservatives

ILLINOIS



AP/O'Connor: Emanuel, Blagojevich traded calls: School grant now tied to case
Chicago Sun-Times: Rahm talks about slicing off his finger; Clinton White House demotion

AP/Glover: Iowa auditor won't run for governor

PENNSYLVANIA

James Taranto: From Switcher to Ditcher: Sen. Specter sends his regrets

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: GOP: Budget to be 'painful'

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Feds request Conyers' records
Detroit News: Media paints grim portrait of Detroit

MISSOURI

NYT: Executions Debated as Missouri Plans One

TENNESSEE

Chattanoogan: Wamp Says Corker Gaining Clout As Potential Presidential Candidate
WVLT: Corker's state director to run for Tennessee GOP chairman
Knox News: TN GOP chairman race heating up

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford to announce budget vetoes Tuesday

CONNECTICUT

Politico: Another foe for Dodd
CQ Politics: Dodd Draws Party Activist as Connecticut Primary Foe

UTAH

Hill: Sen. Bennett launches ads featuring Romney

NEVADA

AP: Nevada governor fares poorly in newspaper poll






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May 18, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Confronts Abortion Debate
WaPo: Cheers, Protests At Notre Dame
NYT: At Notre Dame, Obama Calls for Civil Tone in Abortion Debate
Politico: Barack Obama speaks at Notre Dame, calls for 'fair-minded words'
Hill: At Notre Dame, Obama takes abortion issue head-on
AP: Text of Obama's Notre Dame speech
Wash Times: Notre Dame cheers, jeers Obama
NYT: Obama, and Protests, at Notre Dame
WaPo: Notre Dame Protesters Rebuked From Afar
WSJ: Liberals Fret Over Obama's Compromises
EJ Dionne: Conciliatory Fighting Words

Time: Understanding America's Shift on Abortion
American Spectator: Americans Opt for Life

Hill: Obama fundraises on grad speech trip



WaPo: Boehner Says Pelosi Should Back Up Her CIA Allegations
Hill: Boehner to Pelosi: Prove allegation or apologize
Wash Times: GOP fanning flames of the Pelosi-CIA furor
Politico: GOP turn up volume on Pelosi comment on CIA
Wm Kristol: What Did Rahm Know?
American Spectator/Prowler: Nervous Nancy
Jed Babbin: Richard Milhous Pelosi
Wm Jacobson: Nancy Pelosi is the Central Issue
LA Times: Editorial: Pelosi's torture predicament
NYT: A Leadership Test for an Unbowed Pelosi
Politico: Conditions for a coup in Congress
CNN: Cheney, Limbaugh, Gingrich not hurting GOP, Boehner says



Politico: Mitch McConnell: Keep Gitmo open
Hill: McConnell: Obama taking Cheney's advice to heart
Wash Times: Gitmo closing timeline questioned
NYT: Lawmakers Question Shutdown of Guantnamo
CQ Politics: Webb Takes on Administration on Gitmo
AP/Daniel: GOP sees new date for closing prison site

Sally Quinn: Gen. Jones and the Anonymous Long Knives



Wash Times: GOP gearing up to assail court nominee: Steele rips 'empathy' standard
CQ Politics: No Abortion Litmus Test, Sessions Says
Human Events: When Will the White House Respond to Sen. Sessions?
Roll Call: McConnell Won't Rule Out Filibuster on Court Pick
NYT: Treasury Aide Shifts to Obamas Supreme Court Circle of Advisers
WaPo: Cutter to White House for Court Fight
Human Events: Obamas Short List of Abortion Supporters
Human Events: The Right Person for Judiciary
NYT: Republicans in Senate Lower Expectations of a Court Fight

NYT: Law Students Teach Scalia About Privacy and the Web

Laffer/Moore: Americans know how to use the moving van to escape high taxes
WSJ: New Tax Proposals Target Life Insurers
GH Reynolds: Tax Audits Are No Laughing Matter

WaPo: At Geithner's Treasury, Key Decisions on Hold
American Thinker: Geithner's Radioactive Record at the Fed
WaPo: Board to Ban Accounting Practice That Helped Lending Proliferate
WSJ: Derivatives and the Wisdom of Crowds
WaPo: Fannie, Freddie Scale Back Gifts to Charity

NYT: New Mood in Antitrust May Target Google

WSJ: China Envoy Brings Deep Skill Set to Job
Hill: Analysis: Gov. Huntsman can see the long view

Politico: Orszag: W.H. open to taxing health benefits
Politico: Obama tries to sway GOP in favor of health care
Human Events: Fairy Tale Health Care

Hill: Waxman labors for cap-and-trade votes
Paul Krugman: The Perfect, the Good, the Planet
CQ Politics: Influencing Congress: Defenders Effective Offense
Human Events: Uncle Sam Will Give You an Energy 'Allowance'

CQ Politics: Credit Card Bill Trips Up Reids Caucus

WSJ: Democrats and Guns: Party liberals have lost the debate



Politico: GOP gives Dick Cheney green light
Bill O'Reilly: Unchaining Cheney
Ruth Marcus: The Magnificent Irony of Dick Cheney
Politico: Liz Cheney: 'Fantasies' being spread about former VP

CQ Politics: Rumsfeld's Bible Briefings

Politico: The innovators of today's GOP
American Spectator: The Republicans Who Really Matter
Politico: GOP sounds alarm on Latino voter gap

Wash Times: Steele reignites 'socialist' conflict with RNC
Atlanta JC: Steele and the soul of the GOP

NEW YORK



NY Post: Bizman Pol Chris Collins is GOP's Plan B
NYDN: Former Hillary Clinton foe Rick Lazio won't wait for Rudy Giuliani now
CQ Politics: Maloney Not Ready To Follow Israel's Lead and Bow Out of NY Senate Field
NYT: New York Post Takes on the Brooklyn Judiciary

NEW JERSEY

AP/Mulvihill: Questions, answers about NJ's primary election

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: No Reliable Polls in Virginia?
Examiner: Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls feud over payday lending in Va

MINNESOTA

Politico: Coleman doesn't fight impact of court decision
Star Tribune: Governor Pawlenty's Clean Sweep of the Legislative Session

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger pleads for passage of ballot measures
SF Chronicle: Schwarzenegger's vaunted salesmanship tested
NYT: Voters to Face 6 Measures on Finances in California
WSJ: California Reckoning: Tax and spend governance may finally hit the wall
Dan Walters: Struggling state targets special funds again
LA Times: A Ventura County political fight heads for criminal court

TEXAS



LA Times: Texas Governor Rick Perry readies for a GOP shootout in a primary
Gov. Rick Perry: I don't advocate secession
Dallas MN: Perry on secession: Well, allow me to retort

News 8 Austin: Weekly highlights from the Texas Legislature

FLORIDA

Roll Call: Steele Not Ready to Endorse Crist in Florida
Sun-Sentinel: Republican future: Crist-Rubio a battle for party's soul

Ledger: GOP's Governor Race May Be Wild

Politico: First Haitian-American may clench seat of Florida's 17th district

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: GOP hopeful of gains in 2010
AJC: The state GOP convention ends: Play nice, Perdue warns candidates for governor

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Club for Growth Wears on Some Republicans
NYT: In Pittsburgh, Primary Tests Young Mayors Hold on Power
Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP candidate for Phila. district attorney is driven

TENNESSEE

Chattanoogan: Robin Smith Steps Down As State GOP Chairman
AP/Schelzig: TN Republican chief Robin Smith to step down

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Joe the Plumber, 'tea party' are coming
American Spectator: Governors Behind Bars

SOUTH CAROLINA

Gov. Mark Sanford: It's Up to Us

WEST VIRGINIA

AP: 3 Republicans file documents to challenge Mollohan

DELAWARE

News Journal: GOP's best courting Castle for Senate





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May 17, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

NYT: Utah Governor Chosen as Ambassador to China
Wash Times: GOP rising star Huntsman named envoy
WaPo: Utah's GOP Gov Chosen as China Envoy: Huntsman Was Potential 2012 Challenger
Politico: China pick sidelines GOP moderate
Politico: GOP gives Huntsman a pass
Hill: Obama taps potential rival to go to China

NYT: Conservatives Map Strategies on Court Fight
Slate: Conservatives Draw Supreme Court Battle Lines
WaPo: Gay-Marriage Issue Awaits Court Pick
Hill: Rep. Honda: Asian caucus will offer SCOTUS names
Det News: Legal savvy, empathy keep Granholm on Supreme Court short list, experts say
Mercury News: Two California Latino judges emerge as candidates for Supreme Court

Hill: Plouffe warns of 'swiftboat' attacks on health reform
Politico: Plouffe: Foes 'swiftboating' health care

NYT: From a Theory to a Consensus on Emissions

Hill: Hoekstra requests more CIA briefing documents
Hill: Pelosi turns down Sunday show invitations
Kathleen Parker: Torturing Lawyers
NYT: Editorial: Photographs and Kangaroo Courts
Maureen Dowd: Cheney, Master of Pain
David Ignatius: Speaker vs. Spies: A Test for Obama

WaPo: Watchdog Digs Into Conduct At SEC

WaPo: Gingrich, Sharpton Finally Teammates: Close Education Gap

NYT: OpEd: Paying With Our Sins: Legalize drugs and then tax sales

CQ Politics: Five Key Races for Congressional Redistricting

Wash Times: Notre Dame address to touch on abortion
American Thinker: How Notre Dame Drifted Away from the Catholic Church
Time: The Pope's Stand in Obama's Notre Dame Controversy
AP/Coyne: Protesters arrested ahead of Obama Notre Dame trip

Hill: Top Lobbyists: Corporate

Wash Times: Steele: Gay marriage costs small business

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYT: In New York Public Housing, Some Concern Over a Wall Streeter at the Helm

NEW JERSEY



Philadelphia Inquirer: Lonegan, Christie have final TV debate
Daily Record: Taxes again tops at GOP gubernatorial debate
Star-Ledger: On tax policy, New Jersey's Republicans phones it in
Star-Ledger: As primary nears, Republican candidates scale up attacks
WaPo: GOP Sees Opportunity in N.J. Governor's Race
AP: 2 Republicans square off again in NJ gov's race
Cherry Hill CP: Next gov. will shape high court

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell veers right off center
WaPo: Conservatism Could Hurt Deeds in Democratic Race
CQ Politics: Dem Governor Hopefuls Compete in Vote-Rich Northern Virginia
Richmond TD: Democratic gubernatorial candidates divided on plant

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Pawlenty proposes another $1B in cuts to cities, colleges, health care
Star Tribune: Legislative clock ticking; the squeeze is on
AP/Lohn: Spending cuts the focus of Minn. budget talks

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger's doomsday message may be too late
San Diego UT: Tough talks on state's fiscal fate await
Dan Walters: California gets blame for global recession
NYT: Economy Woes Shake Up Campaign for California Governor as Voters Seek Answers

TEXAS

AP: Texas GOP primary seen as test of party
AP: Hutchison speaks at Texas State U commencement
WOAI: Perry's agenda pending in final stretch
Dallas MN: Hutchison bumper sticker contest: National appeal

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Crist launches yet another thrilling quest
PNJ: Wernicke: Crist should worry about the primary

Tampa Tribune: Race for governor seen as a toss-up
AP/Farrington: Fla. AG McCollum to run for governor
Herald Tribune: In race for governor, McCollum is a gamble for GOP
NYT: Florida: A Candidate for Governor
AP/Farrington: Fla. Senate President Atwater to run for CFO

GEORGIA

AJC: From the GOP convention: Open up the tent or die, says RNC chairman Michael Steele
Atlanta JC: From the GOP convention: A few more inches of Steele
Georgia News: Steele urges Ga. GOP to stay the course
Atlanta JC: GOP gets ready for a spirited campaign
Augusta Chronicle: Ga. GOP convention concludes, venting its anger at Washington
Athens BH: Shipp: Georgia Republicans won't put up big tent
Savannah MN: Barton: The GOP's diversity groove
AJC: Official: Donors jobs no conflict

ILLINOIS

Daily Herald: Suburban lawmakers largely agree on proposed reforms

PENNSYLVANIA

Pat Toomey: Welcome to our tent: The GOP has plenty of room for honest debate
Allentown MC: Outsider no more,Toomey shoring up status in GOP
CQ Politics: Pennsylvania: Rep. Dent Backs Toomey For Senate Nomination
Wash Indep: Toomey Whacks Specter on EFCA Soul-Searching
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania primaries are low-visibility, low-intensity

OHIO


Roll Call: Ohio GOP Senate Field Cleared for Portman

MISSOURI

KC Star: Fresh face gives Danforth hope
St. Louis PD: Schweich takes heat for defending 2001 donation to McCaskill
Columbia DT: Danforth touts Tom Schweich for Bonds seat
St. Louis PD: Democratic poll: Carnahan leading potential GOP opponents in Sen race

KC Star: A look at the Missouri legislative session

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Tennessee GOP chief Smith to resign, study 3rd District race

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Floyd to lead GOP in S.C.
State: Sanford watch
CQ Politics: Haley Officially in S.C. Governors Race

KANSAS

CQ Politics: GOP Primary Brawl Likely to Determine Brownbacks Successor

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Senate: Business Executive Tests Republican Bid in Arkansas

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: GOP looks for common ground amid internal disputes

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May 16, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi on Briefings
WaPo: Panetta Says Lawmakers Were Told About Use of Interrogation Methods
Wash Times: CIA chief rejects deceit charge: Pelosi's criticism comes under scrutiny
NYT: C.I.A. Director Takes a Shot at Pelosi
WSJ: Panetta's Pelosi Smackdown: A truth too hot to handle
WSJ: Critics Still Haven't Read the 'Torture' Memos
NYT: In Detainee Furor, a Rare Dent in Pelosi Armor
WM Jacobson: Two Heartbeats Away
WaPo: Editorial: What Ms. Pelosi Knew
Politico: Nancy Pelosi backpedals on CIA claims
Hill: CIA director says Pelosi received the truth
Boston Globe: Republicans reject Pelosi accusations
Susan Estrich: The Speaker Speaks

WSJ: Obama Seeks Reforms to Military Commission System
WaPo: Obama to Revamp Military Tribunals: Stance Is Reversal on Trials for Detainees
Wash Times: Obama restarts Bush-era Gitmo tribunals
NYT: Obama to Keep Tribunals; Stance Angers Some Backers
WSJ: Obama's Military Tribunals: Another Friday, another bow to Bush's antiterror legacy
NYT: Obama After Bush: Leading by Second Thought
Hill: Ensign: GOP will try to block closing Gitmo

Hill: Navy orders work stopped on POTUS chopper

WSJ: Health Care Hits a Snag in Senate
NYT: Health Plans Would Add to Controls on Insurers
WaPo: The Machinery Behind Health-Care Reform
NYT: Bill Would Guarantee Up to 7 Paid Sick Days
Hill: Health industry groups reaffirm $2T in savings

WaPo: Climate Bill Seeks a Broad Coalition
Politico: GOP plans 450 climate bill changes
Politico: Bush team still haunts environmentals
NYT: Search for House GOP climate bill votes starts (and ends?) with Bono Mack

WSJ: Specter Suggests Changes to Union Bill
WSJ: SEIU Campaign Spending Pays Political Dividends

Hill: House drops push for 'cramdown'



Salt Lake Tribune: Huntsman to be named ambassador to China
WaPo: Republican Governor of Utah Selected to Be Envoy to China
AP: Obama Said to Pick Utah Gov. Huntsman as China Envoy
LA Times: Obama set to pick Utah GOP Gov Jon Huntsman as China ambassador

WSJ: Census Nominee Rules Out Statistical Sampling in 2010
NYT: Census Nominee Tries to Ease Republican Senators Fears on 2010 Count
WaPo: Nominee Promises Politics-Free Census
AP/Yen: Groves rules out use of sampling in 2010 census

Wash Times: Health care reformer to head CDC
NYT: Ex-Astronaut Is Top Candidate to Run NASA
WaPo: Obama Plucks Fenty Aide Tangherlini For Treasury

WSJ: Sessions Favors Judge for High Court
WaPo: Possible Court Pick Is Used to Dueling on Bench



Politico: Abortion opponents find rallying point
CQ Politics: Abortion: More Americans Now Identify Themselves As 'Pro-Life'
US News: Republicans, James Dobson, and the Christian Right

NYT: S.E.C. Lawyers Investigated for Insider Trading
George Will: Greed's Saving Graces

Hill: RNC raises $5.7 million in April
CQ Politics: Does GOP Have Pickup Opportunities in the Northeast in 2010

NYT: Obama and Bidens Financial Disclosure Reports Released
WSJ: Obama Aims to Trim Party's Money Gap With GOP
Politico: Lawmakers like Barney Frank score campaign cash on their way to work
Politico: Joe Biden carries big debt

James Taranto: President Obama lectures college students on the perils of credit



Wash Times: Rove meets prosecutor in firings probe
Politico: Prosecutors to talk to Karl Rove on attorney firings

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV news shows
LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK

Politico: Obama clears field for Gillibrand in New York
CQ Politics: Obama Persuades Congressman to Drop Senate Primary Threat
Hill: At Obamas request, Israel drops Senate bid
NYT: L.I. Congressman Israel Wont Take on Gillibrand
Albany TU: Israel wont primary Gillibrand in 2010

Buffalo News: Golisano leaving New York to escape income taxes
NY Post: Billionaire Golisano flees NY over tax

Albany TU: For a few, pork too costly
Albany TU: 'Stunned' over child porn case: Ex-leader of Young Democrats sentenced

NYT: Bloomberg Spending Twice as Much as He Did in 05 Campaign
NYT: Editorial: Mayor Bloombergs Rich Campaign
NYT: Minorities Hit Hardest by Foreclosures in New York

NEW JERSEY



NYT: Voter Crankiness Still Bedevils Candidates
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine strikes back with 2 TV ads
Philadelphia Inquirer: Corzine trims current budgets as fiscal year ends

VIRGINIA

Hotline: VA Gov: P. Kennedy For Moran
WaPo: Moran Snags A Kennedy
CNN: A Kennedy weighs in on Virginia governors race
WaPo: Bowerbank Ends Bid for Lieutenant Governor

MINNESOTA

Wash Times: Coleman extends Senate fight
Hill: Coleman files final brief with state Supreme Court

CALIFORNIA


AP/Lin: Calif. budget rides on special election
WSJ: Another CA Tax Revolt? State voters may say no next week to spending initiatives
AP/Williams: Whitman wants state workforce cut by 10 percent

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Texas primary could help define GOP of future

FLORIDA

Tampa Tribune: Rubio: Let voters decide Republican Senate primary
Politico: Martinez: Rubio Senate bid doomed
Miami Herald: Republican backlash brews in Florida, national parties
Miami Herald: Candidates juggling old, potential jobs
Miami Herald: Gov. Charlie Crist's pledge might lead him to veto Florida budget

GEORGIA

WTVM: Republican Party chief to address Ga. convention
Atlanta JC: Handel fired up at GOP meeting
WALB: Handel takes aim at Oxendine at Ga. GOP convention
WSBTV: Oxendine Leads GOP In Governor's Race
WSAV: Candidates for Governor Make Their Case at GA GOP Convention in Savannah
AJC: From the GOP convention: J.C. Watts speaks
Atlanta JC: Feisty Republicans ready to roll
Atlanta JC: Georgia GOP Convention on the riverfront

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Torsella drops out of U.S. Senate race
RTT: Torsella Drops Out of Contention For Senate Seat in Favor of Specter
WHYY: Joe Torsellas YouTube Exit

OHIO


Columbus BF: Ohio GOP: Auditor Taylor not seeking Senate seat

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: More state cutbacks on way
Detroit FP: Former Bing adviser pleads not guilty to charges
NYT: OpEd: Dont Pay the Rich to Scrap Their Cars

MISSOURI

KC Star: In its final hours, General Assembly passes Nixons jobs bill
News-Leader: Missouri House passes job creation bill
Columbia DT: State Senate approves jobs legislation

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Democrat Roy Cooper says no to Senate race
Winston-Salem Journal: Burr has begun re-election run without an opponent - so far
Beaufort Observer: Cooper will not run for Senate
Hill: Cooper wont run for Senate
CQ Politics: Senate: State Attorney General Wont Challenge Burr in North Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA



WIS10: Floyd ready to take on state GOP's top job
Greenville News: New GOP chair says mending fences isn't on her agenda
WBTV: SC GOP meets to elect new state leader
Charleston P&C: Sen. Corker rallies Republicans
Herald: Moss switches to GOP
State: Change sweeps GOP leaders
State: GOP Schools of Thought

WASHINGTON STATE

AP/Johnson: President nominates Durkan Seattle US attorney

ALABAMA

NYT: Ex-Governor of Alabama Loses Again in Court

DELAWARE

NYT: Delaware Legalizes Wagering on Sporting Events

KENTUCKY



CQ Politics: Ron Paul's Son Makes Move For Bunning's Kentucky Senate Seat
Politico: Ron Pauls son running for Senate

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: McCain champions gun rights at NRA meet
Arizona Daily Star: NRA meeting becomes GOP rally
AP/Billeaud: McCain: US gun limits wouldn't stop drug cartels

WYOMING

AP/Neary: GOP slams Wyo gov over pushing wife for judgeship

UTAH

Deseret News: 5 candidates set sights on Utah Republican Party chairmanship















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May 15, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WT: Pelosi admits waterboard briefing: Accuses CIA of lying: 'They mislead us all the time'
WT: Pelosi: Bush 'misled' Congress on waterboarding
WSJ: Pelosi and CIA Clash Over Contents of Key Briefing
NYT: Pelosi Says She Knew of Waterboarding by 2003
WaPo: Pelosi Says CIA Misled Congress on Methods
WaPo: Speaker's Comments Raise Detainee Debate to New Level
WaPo: Pelosi Moves to the Fore



AP: Pelosi Says She Was Misled on Waterboarding
Politico: Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me
Politico: Dems: CIA briefers may have broken law
WSJ: Pelosi's Self-Torture: The speaker is engulfed by her own game of political retribution
NYT: Pelosi Acknowledges She Was Told of Waterboarding in 2003
Politics Daily: NRCC Source: Pelosi Will Be 2010 Campaign Issue
Rush Limbaugh: Flailing Pelosi Fails to Pull It Off
Charles Krauthammer: The Torture Debate, Continued
Wes Pruden: Lady's got ants in her pants
Joseph Curl: The Speaker misspeaks
Hill: Storm center over Pelosi
CQ Politics: Pelosi Controversy Suggests Changes to Congressional Briefings Are Due



WaPo: CIA Denies Cheney's Request to Release Intelligence Documents
NYT: C.I.A. Rebuffs Cheneys Request to Declassify Torture Memos
Rush Limbaugh: Dick Cheney Gets Results: Liberals on Fire Over CIA Photos, Gitmo, Wars
CQ Politics: Inside the Mind of Dick Cheney
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats are Addicted to Power

WT: U.S. to restart military trials for detainees
WSJ: Obama to Revamp Military Panels for Detainees
WaPo: Tribunals to return, detainees to have more rights
NYT: Obama Planning to Keep Tribunals for Detainees
WSJ: Democrats Discover Gitmo's Virtues: Move the detainees? Not to my backyard
WaPo: At Hearing, Assurance On Fate of Detainees: Holder Addresses Risks of Release

NYT: Experts Say Obama May Need to Classify Photos
NYT: McCain Backs Obama on Blocking Abuse Photos
WSJ: LeMay and the Tragedy of War: When basic survival trumps civil liberties

WSJ: Bill to Fund Wars Passes in the House
WaPo: House Passes War Funds As 51 Democrats Dissent
WaPo: A Single-Minded Focus on Dual Wars

WT: Obama machine pushes health care reforms
NYT: Health Care Leaders Say Obama Overstated Their Promise to Control Costs
Peter Orzag: Health Costs Are the Real Deficit Threat
Peggy Noonan: What's Elevated, Health-Care Provider?
David Brooks: Fiscal Suicide Ahead

WT: Sunny skies forecast for House climate bill
WSJ: Ads Target Key Votes on Climate-Change Bill
WS: IN: 'No Thanks' to Cap & Trade: No honest person thinks this will lead to climate change
Paul Krugman: Empire of Carbon
American Thinker: More Carbon: The Only Answer to Global Freezing

WaPo: Treasury Agrees To Aid Insurers: Six Firms Gain Access to Funds
NYT: Six Insurers Named to Get U.S. Taxpayer Aid

Atlantic: RNC Mocks Obama For Credit Card Reform
WSJ: Obama Calls for Credit Card Industry Reform

WSJ: Derivatives Trades Should All Be Transparent
NYT: Editorial: New Rules for Derivatives
NYT: OpEd: Danger in Wall Streets Shadows
WaPo: Investment Advisers Would Face More Scrutiny Under SEC Proposal
WaPo: Plan to Encourage Banks to Allow Short Sales
WaPo: Trade Wars: Outrage in Canada as U.S. Firms Sever Ties To Obey Stimulus Rules
Fox: Dead People Get Stimulus Checks
Bloomberg: Obama Says U.S. Long-Term Debt Load Unsustainable
American Spectator: Secretary Loophole: Timothy Geithner

WSJ: Bolden Likely to Be Named NASA Head
NYT: New York City Official Is Obama Pick for C.D.C.
Oliver North: Pay More Attention to Harold Koh

NYT: Editorial: Building a Better Census Bureau
NYT: Mexican Data Say Migration to U.S. Has Plummeted

NYT: On Abortion, Obama Is Drawn Into Debate He Hoped to Avoid



US News: Miss California on Cable News: Fox & Friends Gives Carrie Prejean Her Chance
American Spectator: Carrie On the Tradition
Human Events: Lessons From A Beauty Pageant

NYT: Axelrod Ruminates on Rove and Miss California

WaPo: Prosecutor To Interview Rove Today, Sources Say
WSJ: Justice Firings Inquiry Plans to Meet Rove
NYT: Prosecutors Reportedly Set to Interview Rove
NYT: Rove to Be Interviewed Over Attorney Firings

Hill: Top Lobbyists: Hired Guns

Politico: Dem leaders: 60 won't get you everything
Michael Kinsley: After the Democrats Have 60 Senators: Change? You Asked for It . . .

James Taranto: Keith Olbermann: For him, verbally assaulting women does take courage

Politico: Roberta McCain, blunt as ever, whacks Limbaugh, Steele
Rush Limbaugh: McCain's Mother Dumps on Rush!

USA Today: Steele steps back from comments on Romney's Mormonism

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Ethics panel won't quit
NY Post: Gov loses 'Integrity'
WGRZ: Paterson Cleans House at Integrity Commission
Newsday: Skelos, in Mineola, takes on the Democrat(ic) Party
NYDN: GOP Marriage Bombshell?
NY Post: Gay nups gain in NY
NYDN: Q Poll: Paterson Hovers, Giuliani Advances
NYDN: Governor Paterson's 'own people' are against him, too, shows poll
NYT: Former Pension Agency Chief Under Investigation
NYT: Court Upholds Cuts in Aid to Noncitizens Who Are Old, Blind or Disabled
AP/Virtanen: Paterson vetoes sunshine measure
NY Post: Judge gives Kerik a boost
AP: Republican jumps into Manhattan DA race

NEW JERSEY



Rasmussen: NJ Governor: Christie Leads Corzine by Nine
Politicker NJ: Murphy endorses Christie for governor
Star-Ledger: Chris Christie vs. Steve Lonegan: The N.J. Republican candidates debate
Star-Ledger: Tax talk follows Republican debate
AP/Delli Santi: Corzine announces more NJ budget trimming

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Issue of Guantanamo Detainees Simmers in Va.
Richmond TD: McDonnell extends TV ads to Northern Virginia
WaPo: GOP Who?
CNN: Virginia GOP chair: Obama bows to dictators

MINNESOTA



Star Tribune: Pawlenty says he'd sign bills, make cuts to balance budget
CQ Politics: Minnesotans Tire of Pawlenty

Politico: Michael Steele throws weight behind Michele Bachmann
Politico: Michele Bachmann still a lightning rod
Fox: Bachmann keeps up pressure on ACORN
Minn Post: Bachmann planning separate ACORN legislation

Pioneer Press: Texas man sentenced to 2 years in RNC Molotov cocktail case

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: Governor Threatens to Sell California Landmarks
Bloomberg: Schwarzenegger Seeks $6 Billion Loan, Orders Cuts
Reuters: California governor sees $15.4 billion gap

TEXAS



Politico: Cornyn divines Hutchison's resignation
Dallas MN: Senate rejects Perry appointee to parole board
Politico: Rick Perry: States will 'assert their independence'
AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature

CQ Politics: Will Tom DeLay's Prosecutor Outfox His GOP Opponents?

FLORIDA



News-Press: Lt. Gov. Kottkamp likely running for Florida attorney general

WSJ: Crist Brightens GOP's Senate Outlook
WT: Florida race to test GOP stimulus stance

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgia Republicans meeting in Savannah
Atlanta JC: Veto by Perdue an act of stewardship

ILLINOIS

ST. Louis PD: Illinois GOP ad recounts how a state got totally `Blagojevichd

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Specter clears Dem field, for now
Hill: Dem field clearing for Sen. Specter
AP: Specters Main Primary Rival Drops Out
LA Times: Arlen Specter is welcome on the Left Coast

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Dann's former cohort indicted
AP: Ohio lawmaker, war vet eyeing treasurer bid

MICHIGAN

Mlive: Why Obama won't tap Jennifer Granholm for the Supreme Court

MISSOURI

CQ Politics: Carnahan Holds Edge in Missouri Senate Race

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga TFP: Tennessee: Gibbons lashes out at governor's race rival Haslam
Tennessean: GOP takeover shakes up county election offices

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hill: GOP governors rally tea-party activists

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Weird Week for Rivals of Arkansas Sen. Lincoln

ALASKA

AP: Former Sen. Stevens paid lawyers at least $1M

CONNECTICUT

Hill: Reinventing Sen. Chris Dodd

COLORADO

CQ Politics: The Unelected: Bennet Appointment Sets Up Hot 2010 Race





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2006

December 22-31, 2006
December 15-21, 2006
December 8-14, 2006
December 1-7, 2006

November 2006