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Trump defiant as crisis grows over family separation at the border

Trump is defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP on immigration bills

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May 14, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Karl Rove: Congress and Waterboarding: Nancy Pelosi was an accomplice to 'torture.'
Taranto: A House Divided: Partisan "torture" crusade comes back to bite Speaker Pelosi
Hill: Boehner to call for GOP unity on Gitmo detainees
UPI: Graham links Pelosi, terror interrogations
WSJ: Obama Considers Detaining Terror Suspects Indefinitely
NYT: Unease Grows for Democrats Over Security
NYT: Bitter Start to a Hearing on Interrogation Tactics
AP: Ex-FBI Interrogator Says Harsh Methods Didn't Work

WaPo: Obama Shifts on Abuse Photos: Would Endanger U.S. Troops, President Says
NYT: Obama Tries to Block Release of Detainee Photos
LA Times: Obama takes risk with reversal on detainee photos
NYDN: President Obama moves to block release of detainee abuse photos
WSJ: Obama's Photo Epiphany: Why make it harder for the U.S. to defend itself?



Ann Coulter: Liberal Taliban Issues Fatwa Against Miss California
WaPo: Palin On Prejean



WSJ: Earmark Nation: The Founders never imagined spending such vast sums

WaPo: Obama Plans A Weekend Review of Court Picks
NYT: CBS Poll Reveals Partisan Split on Obamas Supreme Court Selection
LA Times: Supreme Court candidate Elena Kagan has admirers left and right

WSJ: Obama Calls for Urgency in Passing Health-Care Bill
NYT: Democrats to Develop Plan to Sell Health Care
WSJ: Health-Care Reform and the 'Innovation Test'
WaPo: A Long Battle Ahead For Health-Care Czar
Politico: GOP seeks 'common ground' on health
Human Events: Whats So Bad About Universal Health Care?
Rush Limbaugh: National Health Care is Gateway to Government Control of Your Life

NYT: Obama Urges Rules on Investments Tied to Crisis
WaPo: U.S. Pushes Ahead With Derivatives Regulation

NYT: Slow Start to Federal Plan for Modifying Mortgages
WaPo: More Homeowners Getting Aid, but Demand Keeps Rising
WSJ: Economic-Stimulus Cash Is Moving Slowly

WSJ: Target: Intel, and Competition: Team Obama adopts the European model on antitrust
NYT: A Ruling Against Intel, Unlikely to Drag It Down
Wash Times: Intel defends competition in face of fine
NYT: High-Tech Antitrust Cases: The Road Ahead

WaPo: Treasury Clarifying Pay Rules for Bailed-Out Firms
George Will: Obama's Overreaching Economic Policies

NYT: Senate Rejects a 15% Ceiling on Credit Card Interest Rates

NYT: House Panel Nears Agreement on Energy and Climate Bill
Politico: GOP plans climate bill stall in committee
Rush Limbaugh: Smoking Gun Memo on C02 Myth

WSJ: White House Czar Calls for End to 'War on Drugs'
NYT: Editorial: Gun Lobby: Whose Senate Is This?

WSJ: Census Nomination Reignites Debate Over How to Count Population

WSJ: Unions vs. Taxpayers: Labor has become the most powerful political force in govt
WSJ: Meet Craig Becker, labor's secret weapon
Harold Meyerson: Card Check and Gut Check

WSJ: Hsu Acquaintance Testifies Donations Were Reimbursed

Wash Times: Republicans block Interior nominee
WaPo: GOP Senators Block Interior Nominee's Confirmation

CQ Politics: With Reduced Numbers, Senate GOP Finds Caucus Unity a Powerful Tool
WaPo: As Cheney Seizes Spotlight, Many Republicans Wince
AP/Evans: GOP recruiters tilting toward center in 2010 races

NEW YORK

NYT: Paterson Asks Ethics Panel to Quit
NYT: Pension Inquiry Reveals a Power Brokers Web
Albany TU: A step toward gay vows?

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Steve Lonegan winning ideological debate in N.J.'s Republican race
Rasmussen: NJ GOP Primary: Christie 39%, Lonegan 29%
AP: GOP group airs attack ads against Gov. Jon Corzine
AP: Incumbents defeated in several NJ elections

VIRGINIA

WSLS: Gubernatorial ads start early, what claims should you believe?
Roanoke Times: State board nixes fine against Democrats

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: With Minnesota Race Still Undecided, GOP Presses Online Fundraising Effort
Pioneer Press: Pawlenty gets budget bills with $3B hole
Star Tribune: GOP group assails party's 'thought police'

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: GOP Gov's candidates: So where would they cut?
LA Times: Campaign for budget measures struggles to appeal to voters
SacBee: If budget ballot measures fail, governor may release 38,000 prisoners
NYT: Rising Calls to Regulate California Groundwater
CQ Politics: Republican Lungren Draws Challenger in California's 3rd
WSJ: Mr. Gilmore's Capitol Punishment: He's Stuck in California's 'Dog House'

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Cornyn's guess: Hutchison resigns in the fall to run for governor
Dallas MN: Joe Straus' only choice on voter ID
AP: Texas: A Step Toward Judges Removal
AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature

FLORIDA



Politico: CFO Alex Sink enters race for governor
Miami Herald: Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announces bid for governor
Tallahassee Dem: Sink to run for governor
Tampa Tribune: Sink is 1st to enter race for governor
Herald Tribune: Rubio pays visit to stump for Senate
Herald Tribune: Kottkamp considering statewide run
Gainesville Sun: Smith mulls attorney general run
EJ Dionne: A Florida Test for The GOP
Florida TU: U.S. Senate race may be a contest for GOP's soul
Hill: GOP senators back centrism with Crist
CQ Politics: Is History on Crists Side in the Governor-to-Senator Shuffle

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Perdue OKs budget, vetoes only 3 line items
AP/McCaffrey: Governor signs $18.6B Georgia budget
AP/McCaffrey: Former Gov. Barnes mulls another bid for governor
Southern PR: Bredesen warns Georgia Democrats of the 'Republican disease'
Atlanta JC: Veto by Perdue act of a steward
AP: Some call for override of Perdue veto on capital gains tax

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Illinois reform: General Assembly working behind closed doors

PENNSYLVANIA

WaPo: Moderate Specter Adjusts to View From Other Side of Aisle

OHIO


Akron Beacon Journal: Political battles already lining up

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: State budget shortfall could eclipse $2B

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Nixon aide accused of bribery
AP: Missouri GOP lawmakers sign accusations against Nixon

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Tennessee's election board could expire

SOUTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: More GOP Candidates in South Carolina Governor's Race
Charleston PC: Budget ball in Sanford's court
CQ Politics: 2008 Foe Takes Another Swing at South Carolina GOP Rep. Wilson

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Palin weighs vetoes, whether to accept stimulus money



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May 13, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Sen. Jeff Sessions: The Right Person for the High Court
Hill: Clock ticks for nominee
WaPo: Obama Makes Empathy a Requirement for Court
NYT: Editorial: The Supreme Court’s Hostility to the Voting Rights Act
Ruth Marcus: Wanted: Justices From Venus
CQ Politics: Want a New Justice Confirmed By August? Move Fast, Mr. President



James Taranto: Obama Flamb: Like it or not, he's a war president now
Wash Times: Waterboarding's wake widening
Wm Jacobson: Dems Lack Waterboarding Exit Strategy
Politico: Democrats: CIA is out to get us
Politico: Torture committee needed to fix past
Hill: Hoyer wants Pelosi facts out
NYT: OpEd: Congresss Torture Bubble
Hill: GOP uses Gitmo closing to win traction on national security



WSJ: Social Security, Medicare Face Insolvency Sooner
Wash Times: Social Security, Medicare bleeding faster
NYT: Recession Drains Social Security and Medicare
WaPo: Alarm Sounded On Social Security: Report Also Warns Of Medicare Collapse

WaPo: Freddie Mac Loses $10 Billion for Quarter: Mortgage Giant's Bailout Tops $50 Billion
WaPo: Immigrant Homeownership Proves Resilient in the Face of Slowdown
NYT: Homeownership Losses Are Greatest Among Minorities, Report Finds

WSJ: U.S. Eyes Bank Pay Overhaul
NYT: U.S. Considers Financial Pay Guidelines
WaPo: Officials Knew of AIG Bonuses Months Before Firestorm

Politico: How Business will wage war on Obama tax plan
Politico: Smokers, drinkers to carry tax burden?

Dick Morris: Death of U.S. healthcare
WSJ: Idea on Hill: Taxing Health Benefits
Wash Times: Taxing worker health benefits considered
NYT: Editorial: Reminders on Health Reform
WSJ: National Health-Care Debate Spurs 36% Increase in Industry Lobbying
Hill: Waxman sets private, Dems-only healthcare meeting
American Spectator: Republicans Dithering on Health Care

Wash Times: Waxman outlines modified climate bill
Politico: Democrats edge closer to climate bill deal
Hill: Democrats break logjam on climate change bill
WSJ: EPA Chief Says CO2 Finding May Not 'Mean Regulation'
NYT: Document Is Critical of E.P.A. on Clean Air
Hill: Dems from oil, gas states fight tax hike
Hill: Carter advises Obama to follow his lead on energy
Wash Times: Obama energy options may be long wait
WSJ: The cap-and trade levy would hit low-income earners especially hard
American Thinker: The Coming Ice Age

WSJ: Businesses Encouraged by Regulatory Nominee Sunstein
Roll Call: Reid: Johnsen Doesnt Have Votes for DOJ Post
WSJ: Candidate to Run Highway Safety Office Withdraws
CQ Politics: Interior Nomination Likely To Be Rejected in Senate

NYT: With Support, Congress Seizes on Credit Cards

NYT: Stimulus Aid Trickles Out, but States Seek Quicker Relief

WSJ: Chrysler and the Rule of Law

NYT: Editorial: Return of the Trustbusters
Hill: Antitrust eyes turn toward Google

WSJ: 'A Blatant Extortion': A judge slams plaintiffs lawyers' torts-for-import game

WSJ: Republicans vs. Bureaucrats: You can't starve government and blame it too



LA Times: Trump says Miss California USA can keep her crown despite uproar
Politico: Donald Trump on Miss California: Same as Barack Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Trump and Prejean Zing Obama
NY Post: Left can't stand right-thinking beauty
American Spectator: Don't Divorce the Marriage Issue

Wash Times: Moral-values groups hail tax ruling



CNN: Huckabee slams Republican leaders' 'listening tour'
Politico: Huck: Hard not laughing at Cantors group

Michael Gerson: Republicans Have A Driving Desire To Lose
Kathleen Parker: Rush to Humorlessness: Why Is That Man Smiling?
Jeff Jacoby: The party of Colin Powell
Power Line: Does Colin Powell rate the unconditional political fellowship of Republicans?
SF Chronicle: Whither goes the GOP? To wither?
Maureen Dowd: Dick Cheney: Rogue Diva of Doom
Dana Milbank: Carter Tries to Settle Old Scores: Man From Plains, With Lessons From '70s

Politico: Dick Cheney backs Jeb Bush for president

AP/Johnson: Steele praises Romney after criticizing him



WSJ: Trial Begins for Ex-Top Democratic Fund-Raiser Norman Hsu
NYDN: Jury hears Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call to swindler Norman Hsu
NY Post: Hill thrilled by campaign 'cheat'

NEW YORK

NYDN: Using The Assembly Marriage Vote To Leverage The Senate
NYT: N.Y. Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill
NY Post: Assembly vote oks gay nups
NYT: Albany Moves to Enable Extended Jobless Benefits
NY Post: Hedge big admits NY bribe role
NY Post: 'Hevesi' rap on top doc

NEW JERSEY



NYT: G.O.P. Rivals in New Jersey Tussle in First TV Debate
Star-Ledger: GOP candidates Christie, Lonegan clash at first debate
Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. GOP candidates for governor debate
CQ Politics: New Jerseys GOP Governor Hopefuls Square Off
Star-Ledger: House Democrats ask Christie to comment on bill
PolitickerNJ: Butehorn says Christie backs a 'go along to get along' plan

VIRGINIA

Huff Post: New Virginia GOP Chair Has History Of Controversial Anti-Cantor Ads
CQ Politics: McAuliffe Gets Big Endorsement in Virginia

FLORIDA



WSJ: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to Seek Senate Seat
NYT: Restless in Tallahassee, or With Eye on 2012, Governor Rolls Dice
LA Times: Crist's Senate bid represents ideological struggle for GOP
Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Charlie Crist announces run for Senate
St. Pete Times: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist makes his run for U.S. Senate official
St. Pete Times: Crist draws quick support from GOP leaders for Senate bid
WOKV: Mel Martinez Backs Governor Crist's Senate Run
Miami Herald: Crist's record will be put to the test
CQ Politics: Crist’s Decision Alters Florida’s 2010 Landscape
Tallahassee Dem: Governor's move creates political scramble for head of Fla.
CQ Politics: Crists Senate Bid Flips CQ Ratings on Florida Races
St. Pete Times: Conservative activists question Crist's commitment to core GOP values
CQ Politics: Cornyn Nabs Crist But Can’t Clear the Field
Politico: Conservatives may buck Charlie Crist
CQ Politics: Rubio Welcomes Crist to the Race
St. Pete Times: Only uncertainty is certain in Florida this election cycle
Rasmussen: Most Florida Voters Might Vote for Crist in 2010 Senate Election

MINNESOTA

Politico: Coleman wants to use campaign funds for criminal case

CALIFORNIA


CQ Politics: California Dreamin, Gubernatorially Speaking
LA Times: Editorial: California's budget compromise
SacBee: California's election turnout expected to be tiny
LA Times: Villaraigosa calls on LA City Council to declare a fiscal emergency
LA Times: Political aspirations of Latinos and Asians clash in congressional race
SacBee: State to ask federal government to back its loans

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Bill aims to allow governors more time to travel without losing power

SOUTH CAROLINA



Politico: GOP govs plan Tea Party sequel

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Oxendine airing radio campaign ad
Georgia News: Oxendine Blasts AJC Article Over Contributions
Fayette Daily News: This years Republican convention should be a hum-dinger

ILLINOIS

Hill: Dems go for rematch in suburban Chicago Harper vs. Biggert

INDIANA



WaPo: Can Mitch Daniels Save the GOP?

PENNSYLVANIA

WaPo: FAA Approves Plan to Give Stimulus Funds to Airport Named After Murtha

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio lawmakers debate a six-month freeze on foreclosures

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Cockrel won't run for Detroit mayor

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri House backs health-care expansion plan

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: 'Tennessee Plan' unfettered by politics

LOUISIANA

WaPo: Vitter Lifts Objections to FEMA Nominee

ALASKA



NYT: Palin Signs Deal to Write a Memoir
Politico: Sarah Palin book due out next spring
Fox: Sarah Palin Still Befuddles The Media









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May 12, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

Washington Times: Health industry to spend $2 trillion less
WaPo: Obama Endorses Health Industry's Goal to Rein In Costs
WSJ: Health-Care Providers Pledge to Try to Curb Costs
WSJ: Health providers agree to Obama health plan's notion of cost savings
NYT: Obamas Push for Health Care Cuts Faces Daunting Odds
Hill: President wins key support in battle for health reform
Hill: House GOP seeks healthcare plan by Memorial Day
Human Events: Still No Concrete Plan on Health Care From White House
WSJ: Soda Tax Weighed to Pay for Health Care
NYT: Change in Estate Tax Suggested to Pay for Health Care
WSJ: How ObamaCare Will Affect Your Doctor
NYT: Editorial: A Moderate Plan for Health Care
Rasmussen: 41% Favor Government Health Insurance Plan, 44% Opposed
Rush Limbaugh: Foolish Health Care Industry Thinks They Can Appease Obama

NYT: 45 Centrist Democrats Protest Secrecy of Health Care Talks
CQ Politics: Kyl Seeks to Peel Off Conflicted Democrats

WSJ: Climate-Bill Breaks Bode Ill for Deficit

WSJ: Geithner's Revelation: He concedes that monetary policy was 'too loose too long.'
WSJ: Was It a Sucker's Rally?
WSJ: Schumer's Shareholder Bill Misses the Mark
WaPo: Despite Stimulus Funds, States to Cut More Jobs
Washington Times: Treasury nominee can keep corporate pay

LA Times: Obama tax proposal would hit securities dealers, life insurance firms, big estates
CQ Politics: Tax Plan Calls for Corporate Hikes

WaPo: Senators Cut Deal On Credit Card Bill
Politico: Senators Dodd, Shelby cut deal on credit card bill

Washington Times: Obama threatens to limit U.S. intel with Brits
Hill: GOP wants intel docs declassified
Politico: Pelosi defense: couldn't object in '03

NYT: Obama Takes Tougher Antitrust Line

Human Events: Could 2010 Census Include Make-Believe People?

Bill Kristol: An Anti-Obama Agenda for the GOP
Ross Douthat: Obama faking left
American Thinker: Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist
WSJ: Obama and the Clinton Legacy
Richard Cohen: What if Cheney's Right?

Dana Milbank: Limbaugh Public Enemy Number One?
James Taranto: What makes Wanda Sykes's witless vulgarity amusing to the president?



Wash Times: Sessions vows fair hearings: Says Obama court nominees won't be 'Borked'
WaPo: Hispanics See Stars Aligned on High Court
NYT: Potential Justice Offers a Counterpoint in Chicago
AP/Evans: Obama to talk court nomination with Senate leaders



Politico: John Boehner's spokesman responds to Barack Obama's joke

Hill: Bailouts crimp Senate Dem fundraising

Boston Globe: Romney finds himself the target
Hill: Romney slaps Steele over Mormon comments
CNN: Romney camp hits back at Steele for Mormonism comments
LA Times: Michael Steele's first 100 days as RNC chairman: oh brother

SF Chronicle: Is Meghan McCain the new face of the GOP?
KC Star: Sinise GOP's political savior?

Pat Buchanan: Wanted: A Fighting Party

Rush Limbaugh: What Motivates Dick Cheney?

NEW YORK

CQ Politics: Israel Tells Colleagues Hell Take On Gillibrand

AP/Gormley: NY Assembly to support gay marriage; protest looms
Albany TU: Senate key to same-sex marriage

Albany TU: Smith gets tough with Espada
NYT: Congressman Accuses Bloomberg Campaign of Spreading Negative Stories

NEW JERSEY

Daily Record: Christie & Lonegan: Candidates' first face-off is tonight
Star-Ledger: Debate puts Chris Christie, Steve Lonegan centerstage
Daily Record: Establishment RINOs snub Lonegan
Star-Ledger: As ex-mayor, Lonegan leaves a disputed legacy
North Jersey: Christie's play-it-safe strategy runs a risk

VIRGINIA



CNN: McDonnell launches first TV ad in Virginia race | VIDEO: McDonnell ad
WaPo: Debate Over Jobless Benefits Resonates Near and Far
Southern Political Report: A Republican trend in Northern Virginia?
Richmond TD: McAuliffe slams GOP candidate on jobs

MINNESOTA

Hotline: Should Coleman Concede? Steele Says, "Hell No"
CQ Politics: Franken Asks Court To Give Minnesota Governor A Direct Order
Star Tribune: Franken defends his win
Pioneer Press: Al Franken answers Norm Coleman Senate election appeal: It's over, we won
Election Law Blog: Initial Thoughts on Franken's Minnesota Supreme Court Brief

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Governor: Budget shortfall could reach $21.3 billion if ballot measures fail
SacBee: Governor projects deficit could reach $21.3 billion
SF Chronicle: Governor: Deficit $21 billion if measures fail
San Diego UT: Governor says deficit now tops $15 billion
WSJ: Cuts Loom in California if Propositions Fail
SacBee: Governor gets bill to expand health aid for those laid off
SacBee: Assembly office cuts next
SF Chronicle: California speeding toward the cliff's edge

LA Times: VIDEO: Carrie Prejean press conference: 'I don't plan on going into politics'

TEXAS

AP/Vertuno: Senate passes private property amendment
AP/Root: Voter ID bill passes House committee
Austin AS: Chairman says committee-approved voter ID plan unlikely to pass full House

Houston Chronicle: Kent sentenced to 33 months behind bars

FLORIDA



Miami Herald: Crist's run to set off a scramble
St. Pete Times: Crist run for U.S. Senate would scramble Florida politics
Herald Tribune: National GOP may be getting a big lift
Washington Times: Crist poised to make Senate bid
Politico: Conservatives may buck Charlie Crist
WSJ: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Is Expected to Seek Senate Seat
NYT: Governor of Florida Plans Bid for Senate
Bulletin: Crist Eyes Washington: U.S. Senate Ambitions Will Impact GOP
WaPo: White House Cheat Sheet: What Crist Means

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Governor vetoes capital gains tax cut
Atlanta JC: Perdue plans to veto bill to cut capital gains tax
Atlanta JC: Perdue: April revenue figures not encouraging
Atlanta JC: GOP needs diversity, core values

ILLINOIS

Sun-Times: Father-son legal team Sam Adam Jr. and Sr. might defend Rod Blagojevich
WaPo: Madigan Reconsidering Illinois Senate Race

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Primary may yet trip up Specter
Politico: Will cash follow Specter?
Politico: Joe Sestak urged to challenge Arlen Specter
Philadelphia Inquirer: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - then beat 'em
WaPo: Nephew Mentioned Rep. Murtha in Dealings as Contractor

OHIO


Roll Call: Ohio could see two 2008 rematches next year
Cleveland PD: State finds $150M in savings to offset projected $900M deficit for 2009

MICHIGAN

CNBC: GM CEO: Bankruptcy Likely; Firm May Leave Detroit

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Danforth among those encouraging a Schweich Senate bid
KC Star: New name surfaces for US Senate in Missouri. It's Schweich & Danforth backs him

TENNESSEE



Tennessean: House speaker Kent Williams sways skeptics
Chattanooga TFP: McCormick wont run for Congress

ARIZONA

Rasmussen: 50% of GOP Voters in Arizona Say McCain Is Out of Touch

INDIANA



Politico: Rep. Burton may face four in GOP primary

LOUISIANA



Politico: Vitter's stall on FEMA draws criticism

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Senate: Dodd Blasts Newspaper Piece on Wife's Income

KENTUCKY

Fox: In Kentucky, Bunning Faces Tough Fight for Senate Seat
Roll Call: Bunning-McConnell feud clouds Kentucky Republican Dinner

ALASKA

Joan Vennochi: Palin is no Dan Quayle

KANSAS

AP: Hastert, former U.S. House speaker, endorses Tiahrt for Senate
KC Star: Hastert, no friend of Moran's, endorses Tiahrt

NEW HAMPSHIRE

American Spectator: Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta Announces Run for Congress
Concord Monitor: Guinta's in the running









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May 11, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WSJ: Health-Care Providers Pledge to Try to Curb Costs
WSJ: Republicans & the 'Public Option': Compromise means government health care
Hill: Obama, interest groups to launch health reform plan
WaPo: Health Groups Vow Cost Control
NYT: Industry Pledges to Control Health Care Costs Voluntarily
WSJ: Obama Aide Seeks to Guide Overhaul With a Light Touch
WaPo: Ex-Hospital CEO Battles Reform Effort: Ads Cite Long Waits In Canada and Britain
Paul Krugman: Harry, Louise and Barack: The medical-industrial complex

NYT: Administration Plans to Strengthen Antitrust Rules
NYT: Rising Credit Card Losses Are Next Challenge for Banks
WaPo: Sallie Mae's About-Face on Loan Subsidies
WSJ: How Ford Restructured Without Federal Help
Detroit FP: Resale values fall 6% for Chrysler vehicles
WSJ: The Friedman Flap: Bad judgment threatens the Fed's independence
Bob Packwood: The G.D.P. Question



Washington Times: Cheney: Obama endangers the nation
Politico: McCain criticizes Obama plan on detainees
Messenger: Hoekstra blasts Obamas Gitmo plan
Human Events: Senate GOPs Explosive New Gitmo Video
American Spectator: Obama's Tortured Logic
Politico: GOP's torture strategy: Pelosi
Politico: Richard Clarke rebukes House Republicans

Washington Times: Gates' budget cuts sour conservatives
NYT: Plan to Shift Military Spending Faces Skepticism
NYT: Editorial: Pentagon budget: A Lot More to Cut

NYT: China Outpaces U.S. in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants
WSJ: Carbon Reality, Again: Australia's prime minister discovers

WaPo: Obama Enlists Biden's Expertise About High Court
EJ Dionne: An Honest Brawl Over the Court
Human Events: The Obama Standard
American Spectator: Bigots vs. Friends
Politico: New push to bring cameras in Supreme Court

WaPo: Chances Bright for Legislation Seeking FDA Regulation of Tobacco

WSJ: Copyright Critics Rationalize Theft
NYT: Editorial: Shrinking the Prison Population



Hill: Cheney picks Limbaugh's version of the GOP
Washington Times: Cheney: Limbaugh more loyal than Powell
Washington Times: Sykes' WH dinner wit questioned
Lupica: David Feherty shouldn't get pass for tasteless joke, but neither should Wanda Sykes
Politico: Sen. John McCain pushes for GOP inclusiveness
Jed Babbin: Is the GOP Lost?
Hill: GOP promises to reach out to new voters
Politico: Laura Bush was no 'quiet' first lady

Politico: Moderate Democrats become decisive factor

Politico: VIDEO: Sunday show highlights

NEW YORK

NYDN: Chuck Schumer, David Paterson won't fight Kirsten Gillibrand challengers
NY Post: Dems set to nix Gov's MTA pick

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. pay-to-play limits chafe on some
Star-Ledger: N.J.'s outgoing election law chief leaves legacy as nonpartisan

VIRGINIA

Politics Daily: Full-Court Terry Goes All Out in Virginia Governor's Race
Richmond TD: Delegates urged to attend meeting

MINNESOTA

Human Events: Minnesota Senate Race: The Saga Continues

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: GOP six feel heat for vote on taxes
LA Times: Naturalized citizens are poised to reshape California's political landscape
Dan Walters: Fiscal crunch provides opening to overhaul California school finance

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Tobacco firms' 40 lobbyists put popular Legislature proposals at risk
Dallas MN: Texas takes a hit at the White House correspondents' dinner

FLORIDA

PNJ: Fla. GOP: Crist will be next U.S. senator
American Spectator: Rubio It's You
Hill: Crist Senate bid could threaten GOP control in Fla.
Politico: Crist running for Senate
AP: Gov. Charlie Crist to announce 2010 political plans - hinted at U.S. Senate

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Fund-raising allegations serious, Oxendine foe says

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Quinn budget ripped for spending excesses

PENNSYLVANIA

Human Events: Pennsylvania Demos Not Embracing Specter

OHIO


Politico: Ohio sheriff's risky announcement

MICHIGAN

Messenger: Former Knollenberg staffer takes aim at Peters in MI-9
CQ Politics: Michigan Democrat Fights His Districts Freshman Curse
Detroit News: Car executives give Granholm kudos as automaker advocate

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Issues, acrimony abound in final week of Mo. Legislature

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Another Tennessee governor candidate?
Knox News: Knoxville native rises in influence, stature in state House

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: Sanford to criticize legislative spending

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Williams vows to challenge Beshear over budget
Politico: Jim Bunning says he's running
Hill: Bunning drama continues to haunt GOP

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Is 2010 The Year a Democrat Can Win an Alabama Governors Race?

COLORADO

Human Events: Is Colorados Legislature Really this Bad?





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May 10, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WaPo: Obama Delivers the Zingers at Journalists' Dinner
Washington Times: Stars shine at correspondents' dinner
Hill: Star-studded dinner includes some risky jokes



Politico: Celebrities flock to the WHCD
Hill: Stars begin to emerge for D.C.'s big party
Politico: Sykes slams Rush: '20th hijacker'
Politico: "All of you voted for me"
Politico: Obama's star shines brightest at WHCD
NYDN: President Barack Obama gets laughs at White House Correspondents' Dinner



Wash Times: Anti-tax crusade to storm Capitol: Grassroots 'tea parties' build strength
American Thinker: Reflections on Conservatism and Christianity
Kathleen Parker: An Evolution for Evangelicals
Richard Viguerie: What Republicans need is a mutiny

WaPo: Hill Panel Reviewing CIA Tactics: Investigators Examining Interrogations, Legal Advice
Wm Jacobson: Pelosi Surrounds Herself With Herself
Hill: Bond steps up criticism of Gitmo plan
WSJ: House Won't Fund Guantanamo Closing Until Plan Is Ready

NYT: Shift to Saving May Be Downturns Lasting Impact
NYT: Editorial: After the Stress Tests
NYT: For Victims of Recession, Patchwork State Aid
George Will: Capitalism Goes Out Of Tune

WaPo: In Court Pick, Obama Seeks to Be Bold but Not Provocative
NYT: Scouring Obamas Past for Clues on Judiciary
WaPo: Supreme Court Prospect Has Unlikely Ally
NYT: OpEd: Let the Nominee Stay Home

NYT: Obama Favors Limits on Credit Card Fees
Politico: Obama calls for fast passage of credit card reform
AP/Elliott: Obama pushes cardholders' 'rights'
NYT: The Credit Card Squeeze

Hill: Republicans have two-prong strategy on healthcare
CQ Politics: Global Health Plan: Breaking New Ground or a Campaign Promise?
NYT: Congress Plans Incentives for Healthy Habits

CQ Politics: Push on Energy Bills Gets a Little Lethargic

WaPo: Controversy: A Conversation With E. Brennan Bollman Notre Dame valedictorian

Politico: John Edwards: The lamest excuses ever



Ron Nehring: An RNC renaissance in the making
Mark Steyn: Conservatives always face uphill climb
Philadelphia Inquirer: Predictors of GOP's end ignore false past forecasts
Salt Lake Tribune: Jeb Bush and the vegetative GOP
NYT: Gaps Appear in G.O.P. Solidarity
LA Times: The Republican Party ignores young 'millennials' at its peril
LA Times: The nation needs a better GOP
Clarence Page: To win votes, why not listen to voters?

WaPo: GOP needs someone like Kemp to challenge it
Cokie Roberts: Jack Kemp's warning to the Republicans
Birmingham News: Jack Kemp had big hands, 'Big Tent' philosophy



Baltimore Sun: For GOP's Steele, a time to fly or fall
Hill: Steele's first 100 days marked by strife, flubs
UPI: Steele: A rocky start at RNC
Hill: Decision day looms for Senate candidates
Politico: From ACORN, a mighty GOP fight



Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYT: New York Senators Hedge on Gay Marriage
NYT: Stimulus to Pay for More Summer Jobs
WKBW: Group Protests New Taxes, Calls for Stachowski's Resignation
Buffalo News: Court appointee defends juicy fees
Albany TU: Gillibrand: End $25 child-support fee

NEW JERSEY

AP/DeFalco: Attack ads begin early in NJ's gubernatorial race
PolitickerNJ: With Christie engaged in GOP guv primary, legal brains consider DPAs
Kurtz for Mayor: Kurtz Team Endorses Steve Lonegan for Governor
PolitickerNJ: Who wins the Republican nomination for Governor?

VIRGINIA

Daily Progress: GOP chair tied to group that attacked Cantor

MINNESOTA



Pioneer Press: With Pawlenty veto of tax bill, lawmakers start over on budget deficit
Bemidji Pioneer: Legislature: Pawlenty vetoes legislative tax bill

Reuters: Minnesota Senate race inches toward resolution

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Legislators prepare for harsh, new wave of cuts
SF Chronicle: Budget measures' logically bankrupt opposition
SacBee: Budget crisis points to wider problem
SF Chronicle: State's future at stake in May 19 vote
LA Times: Voter guide information
SacBee: Schwarzenegger stirs debate on legalizing marijuana
LA Times: Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Kay Bailey Hutchison trying to time her Washington departure just right

FLORIDA

Weekly Standard: The Florida Underdog: Marco Rubio's uphill race against Charlie Crist
Sun-Sentinel: If Crist seeks Senate seat, Florida politics gets turned upside down

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: GOP to get a peek at battles faithful

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: As campaign reform looms, Illinois candidates look to load up

PENNSYLVANIA



NYT: Arlen Specter: The Convert

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Strickland knowingly let the Ohio House OK a bogus budget

MICHIGAN

WaPo: With Little to Cheer About, Detroit Turns to Ex-NBA Star
Detroit News: Conyers to leave council president role for Cockrel



Detroit News: Michigan Supreme Court considers rules for courtroom appearances

MISSOURI



Columbia Daily Tribune: Bond helps Blunt get early start
St. Louis PD: Missouri budget a triumph of adequacy
News-Leader: Health care for poor still divides Missouri lawmakers

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford and the 2012 hopefuls
State: Economy will be voters' top issue in 2010

LOUISIANA

NYT: Editorial: Doin a Heck of a Job, Senator

WYOMING

CQ Politics: Term-Limited Or Not, Wyoming Governor Mum on 2010 Plans

KENTUCKY



WHAS11: Senator Bunning announces at Lincoln Day Dinner that he will run for third term
Louisville CJ: Bunning preaches GOP gospel
News&Tribune: No fireworks at state Lincoln Day Dinner
AP/Biesk: Ky. GOP faithful show unity in Louisville
Lexington HL: GOP leaders 'starting to eat their own'
CQ Politics: The More Interesting Political Dinner?

NEW MEXICO

NM Indep: Actor Val Kilmer probably not going to run for N.M. governor

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Setting record straight on taxation in Arizona



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May 9, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WaPo: Top Pelosi Aide Learned Of Waterboarding in 2003
WSJ: What Congress Knew: Congress got 40 briefings from the CIA on interrogations
NYT: List Says Top Democrats Were Briefed on Interrogations
CQ Politics: Records Indicate Pelosi Was Briefed on Interrogations
NYT: Chart: Congressional Briefings on Harsh Interrogation Methods
Washington Times: Pelosi refutes intelligence memo
Politico: Alexander: Why not probe Congress on briefings?
Hill: Hoekstra considers hearings on Pelosi, interrogations
SF Chronicle: Hoekstra wants briefing notes declassified
Atlanta JC: On Nancy Pelosi, torture and the truth

WaPo: Obama Set to Revive Military Commissions
WSJ: House Won't Fund Guantanamo Closing Until Plan Is Ready

WaPo: In Poor Jobs Numbers, Hints of Improvement
WaPo: Recovery Still Depends On Bold Actions, Officials Say
WaPo: Fannie Loses $23 Billion, Prompting Even Bigger Bailout
NYT: Fine Line for Obama on How to Convey Hope on Economy
NYT: U.S. Jobless Rate Hits 8.9%, but Pace Eases
NYT: 2 Banks Cited in Stress Tests Find Ready Investors
NYT: Editorial: Toward Fair Lending
Arthur Levitt Jr: Muni Bonds Need Better Oversight

WSJ: Tax Boost Proposed for Estates, Firms
WSJ: The Half-Penny Solution: Cutting the budget paper clip by paper clip
David Broder: Molehill Out of a Budget Mountain

WSJ: When It Comes to Judges, 'Pragmatic' Means Unprincipled
American Thinker: When Ideology Rules Us
Politico: Steele: 'Crazy nonsense empathetic!'

WSJ: Aide Quits Over New York Flyover
NYT: Aide Quits Over Flight That Alarmed New York
Washington Times: Series of gaffes led to Air Force One flyover

NYT: Work Under Way on Virtual Fence
WaPo: In 'Virtual Fence,' Continuity With Border Effort by Bush



Deseret News: Huntsman to attend big-name D.C. event
Hill: Stars begin to emerge for D.C.'s big party

WSJ: Obama Picks Egypt for Muslim Speech
Washington Times: Obama's speech in Egypt to reach out to Muslims



UPI: Alan Keyes arrested in Notre Dame protest
WSJ: Notre Dame's Invitation to Obama Sparks Protests and Soul-Searching



WSJ: Wisconsin Lawmaker Emerges as GOP Seeks New Voices
CNN: Huckabee warns GOP could become 'irrelevant'



Time: Jack Kemp: Running a Very Different Republican Race
Politics Daily: The Day Jack Kemp Helped Get MLK His Holiday
Weekly Standard: Jack F. Kemp, 1935 - 2009
Wichita Eagle: GOP should learn from Jack Kemp

LA Times: Weekend talk shows

NEW YORK

NYDN: State Senator Kevin Parker busted over tussle with photographer
NY Post: Sen. Parker arrested in fotog attack
NYT: Editorial: Gov. Patersons Performance
NYT: After Introduction From Ferrer, Firm Earned $100,000 From State Pension Fund
NYT: Ex-State Senator Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
Albany TU: State sends flu call jobs to Canada
NYT: New York Charges Rent for Working Homeless

NEW JERSEY

WSJ: New Jersey's GOP Sees Opportunity in Corzine
Star-Ledger: GOP hopeful alleges attempt to steer him away from race
Star-Ledger: Dem lawmakers seek probe of alleged offer to keep GOP candidate from race
PolitickerNJ: Legislators Call For Investigation Into Top Christie Adviser
PolitickerNJ: Christie and Levine team up to go after Lonegan
NYT: Both Parties Sharpen Pencils for Redistricting

VIRGINIA

Daily Press: Ousted GOP chairman takes aim at 'insiders'
NYT: Governor Clintonism?

MINNESOTA

Post-Bulletin: No Minnesota budget solution yet
Star Tribune: Both houses pass revised version of vetoed bill
Star Tribune: Bill to make early voting easier gets Senate OK
Pioneer Press: MN Senate relaxes early voting rules in wake of Coleman-Franken fight

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: GOP lawmakers pick fiscal conservative as new leader
NYT: Money Shortage Forces Cut in Cases to Be Prosecuted
WSJ: Demoting California: Unions hold the state's stimulus hostage
CQ Politics: California Democrat Chu Nears $1 Million for Special Election
AP/Williams: Prop. 1A would limit spending but keep tax hikes

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Half of Dallas' bills could die as legislative session winds down
AP/Castro: House gives initial OK to TXDot changes

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Campaign will test Crist's star power
Miami Herald: Gingrich rallies Miami's GOP but focus is on Crist
Miami Herald: Republican stalwart Ken Pruitt to leave Florida Senate
Palm Beach Post: Pruitt resigning from Senate in August; special election to be set

Orlando Sentinel: Florida's budget passes with $2B in higher taxes, fees
Miami Herald: Florida Legislature finds a way to balance budget
Ledger: Lawmakers Wrap Up Session
Miami Herald: State lawmakers OK new deal on gambling

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Oxendine: Get ready for lies, rumors and more lies
Atlanta JC: PSC vice chairman fined for ethics violations

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: MoveOn moves against Specter
Gail Collins: The Care and Feeding of Arlen

OHIO


Roll Call: Space Backs Fisher in Ohio Senate Race
AP/Majors: Ohio gov., education secretary push for changes
AP: Ohio gov. dismisses GOP criticism

MICHIGAN

NYT: Hearing Michigans Pleas, and Pledging U.S. Help

MISSOURI

KC Star: Will feds investigate Gov. Nixon's aide?
CBS: Blunt: Republicans Need Ideas, Not Leaders

TENNESSEE

Greeneville Sun: Haslam Sees Potential For GOP In Next Race
Greeneville Sun: Haslam Placing Priority On Education Reform In Governorship Quest

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP: SC legislative action for the week

ALASKA

USA Today: Palin's star power slips in AK
Seattle PI: Palin poll numbers sink
AP: Ethics Complaint Against Palin Dismissed

NEVADA

John Fund: More Acorn Voter Fraud Comes to Light

MASSACHUSETTS

James Taranto: Massachusetts gives cars to welfare recipients

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Dwindling, G.O.P. Won’t Look Inward








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May 8, 2009

TODAY'S TOP STORIES



NATIONAL

WaPo: McConnell's Stealth Gitmo Campaign
Fox: The GOP Guantanamo Offensive
WaPo: Lawmakers Balk at Holding Guantanamo Detainees in U.S.
CQ Politics: Lawmakers May Impede Guantnamo Plans
Politics Daily: GOP's 'Keep Terrorists Out of America' Act Says Thanks, But No Thanks
LA Times: Democrats face hard time over Guantanamo
AP/Lardner: Future of Guantanamo dominates war spending debate
WSJ: Photos That Could Cost Lives

WSJ: CIA Says It Briefed Congressional Leaders
WaPo: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'
Jed Babbin: Pelosi Knew about Waterboarding from the Start
Washington Times: Report: Pelosi briefed on waterboarding
American Thinker: Pelosi lied about interrogation briefing
Politico: 40 Hill briefings on interrogations disclosed
Human Events: Betraying the Interrogators

Debra Burlingame: Obama and the 9/11 Families

Politico: Cheney to GOP: 'It would be a mistake for us to moderate'
Hill: Cheney one Republican not ready to go 'moderate'
Politico: Cornyn recruiting RINOs
Politico: GOP base rips Cantor's National Council for a New America
Politico: Team of rivals: GOP base rips new group
WSJ: Colin Powell's Bad Advice: Nobody wants the government in their living room
Human Events: Colin Powell vs. Rush Limbaugh
Michael Reagan: Forget Bush, Not Reagan
Politico: Staffing up the RNC

Peggy Noonan: Jack Kemp, champion of economic freedom and the little guy
Lawrence Kudlow: Jack Kemp's Big Ideas
Pat Buchanan: The Party of Frank Ricci

NYT: Obama Unveils New Budget Cuts
WaPo: Democrats Assail Obama's Hit List
CNN: Republicans rip Obama for insufficient budget cuts
Washington Times: Obama budget cuts target military funding
Hill: White House on defense over legitimacy of budget cuts
WSJ: Fleshing Out a Plan to Expand Government's Role

Washington Times: Obama move on abortion funds riles both sides



CNN: Gingrich, Sharpton meet with Obama on education
Dana Milbank: Brother Al, Brother Newt

WaPo: Lopsided Fight Over High Court Shapes Up: Conservatives Prepare For Underdog Role
Human Events: How to Handle a Supreme Court Nominee
Newsweek: Ranking Republican Could Support a Gay, Pro-Choice SCOTUS Nominee
Politico: Sessions open-minded on gay justice
Politico: Hatch: Sotomayor has 'a problem'
Hill: Lawmakers press for second black Justice
NYT: Souters Exit Opens Door for a More Influential Justice
American Spectator: Judging Obama's Court Nominees
NYT: Editorial: Choosing a New Justice

NYT: Elite Units Problems Pose Test for Attorney General

WSJ: Fed Sees Up to $599 Billion in Bank Losses
WaPo: U.S. to Wind Down Help for Some Banks
NYT: Stress Tests Results Split Financial Landscape
NYT: Ailing Banks Need $75 Billion, U.S. Says
WSJ: Stressed for Success?
Paul Krugman: Stressing the Positive
NYT: White House Supports Financial Inquiry

NYT: Bids to Push States Rights Falter in Face of Stimulus

Washington Times: GOP plans attack on health care bill
WSJ: Republicans and ObamaCare: The sound of silence is deafening
Hill: Centrist Dems stake out ground on healthcare
Hill: Baucus: Obama key to bipartisan health reform

Hill: Republicans unveil competing energy proposal
American Thinker: Obama sounds death knell for nuclear power
NYT: Editorial: The Climate Debate Heats Up

Washington Times: Obama reverses stance on immigration

NYT: House Passes Bill Against Predatory Mortgage Lending

WaPo: Senate Passes Overhaul of Defense Procurement

AP/Yen: Census nominee pledges a politics-free count
NYT: Senators Offer Their Support to F.D.A. Nominee
AP: Senate Confirms Kerlikowske as Drug Czar

NYT: Elizabeth Edwards Addresses Baby Issue, and More
Politico: Elizabeth: Victim or co-conspirator?



NYT: Democratic Fund-Raiser Hsu Is Guilty in Ponzi Scheme
Politico: Hsu admits ponzi scheme

NEW YORK



Buffalo News: Maziarz is GOP attack dog: Newfane Republican growls at Dems everywhere
Buffalo News: Editorial: Maziarz has elbows out as he finds his voice on state issues
Wikipedia: Sen. Maziarz bio
Batavian: Ranzenhofer co-sponsors bill to reinstate STAR rebates

NYT: N.Y.s Junior Senator Gains a Defender: The Senior Senator

AP/Gormley: GOP: transit bailout to cost upstate, LI
Buffalo News: State transit funding targets NYC but excludes upstate
NYT: M.T.A. Chief Resigns After Fare Deal
AP/Gormley: Paterson, lawmakers vow to address property taxes

Edge: New York State Assembly prepares for marriage vote

Newsday: Obama, Bloomberg meeting not an endorsement

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: U.S. AG indicates support for N.J.'s U.S. Attorney candidate Paul J. Fishman

Star-Ledger: 'Joe the Plumber' backs Lonegan
Star-Ledger: From "Joe the Plumber" to Steve Lonegan to Shorty Long

Hill: New Jersey lawmaker looks to lead GOP down center path

VIRGINIA

NRO: McDonnell's Going to Run Ads! It Shocks and Surprises . . . Uh, Who, Exactly?
WaPo: The Return of Jim Gilmore

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Minnesota Republicans: Pawlenty Will Help Coleman
CQ Politics: Schumer: Governor Should Act When Minnesota Court Rules

Star Tribune: Bachmann amendment gets its day in House
Pioneer Press: Minnesota legislator: Let voters decide state's nuclear power future

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Blakeslee elected new Assembly GOP leader
MyMotherLode: Blakeslee Will Lead Assembly Republicans
Capitol Weekly: Blakeslee becomes new Republican leader of the Assembly

TEXAS

Rasmussen: Texas Governors Primary A Toss-Up
Austin AS: How much ground has Perry gained?
AP: Highlights from the Texas Legislature

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Crist says he remains confident in Kottkamp
Miami Herald: Florida lawmakers to vote on $66.5 billion budget
NYT: Florida Republicans Withdraw Plan to Revise Voting Rules

GEORGIA

Atlanta JC: Georgias ruling party still the GOB
Atlanta JC: Georgia lawmakers push for their pet projects
CQ Politics: Republicans Enter Race for Deal's Open Georgia Seat

ILLINOIS

St. Louis PD: Ill. House leader proposes wholesale purge of Blagos people
Hill: Burris: Money will factor into reelection decision

PENNSYLVANIA

CBS: Ridge Won't Run For Specter's Senate Seat
AP/Hefling: Ridge won't challenge Specter for Pa. Senate seat
CQ Politics: Poll Shows Toomey Would Beat Ridge
MSNBC: Toomey agrees with Ridge decision
Politico: Ridge wont say if hell vote for Toomey

WaPo: New Deal: Specter Gets a Subcommittee Chairmanship
Fox: Democrats Reach Deal to Give Specter Judiciary Subcommittee Chair

OHIO


Hill: Space wont enter Ohio Senate race

MISSOURI

News-Leader: 71 GOP legislators endorse Roy Blunt for Senate
AP: Blunt says 71 Republican Mo. lawmakers have endorsed his bid for US Senate in 2010
KC Star: Roy Blunt to Steelman: The endorsement game is OVER
KC Star: Here's why Steelman may challenge Blunt
KC Star: Roy Blunt picks 2 new fundraisers
KC Star: Missouri General Assembly adopts $23.1 billion spending plan

TENNESSEE

WSMV: Senate To Vote On Al Gore Statue

SOUTH CAROLINA



Politico: Mark Sanford in Sarah Palin's out

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Palin surveys Interior flooding, says she's not going to the East Coast

KANSAS

KC Star: Kansas legislation that cuts budget deficit sent to governor

LOUISIANA

AP/McGill: Porn star may challenge family-values La. senator
Bayou Buzz: Louisiana David Vitter, Stormy Daniels, Obama and FEMA
Politico: Vitter campaign fires back at W.H. on FEMA

NEW MEXICO

CQ Politics: New Mexico Republicans Lining Up for Possible Governor Run

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CQ Politics: Republicans Want Gregg to Change His Mind





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