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November 21, 2009



NATIONAL

Politico: Landrieu leans yes in Sat. cliffhanger
Wash Times: GOP decries 'rationing' on eve of health vote
WSJ: Strains in Party Threaten Democrats' Plans
WaPo: Health bill opponents turn up the volume
Wash Times: Dems up pressure on health bill's holdouts
Reuters: Moderate Democrat boosts Senate health bill
Rush Limbaugh: Saturday Vote to Ration Health Care, Fine Any Without Insurance
NYT: Editorial: The Senate Health Reform Bill
WSJ: The End of HSAs: Harry Reid wants to kill consumer-driven health care
WSJ: Why We're Not 'Post-Racial': Jesse Jackson versus Artur Davis
WSJ: The Health-Care Buffet: The obesity bubble is in no danger of bursting
David Broder: A budget-buster in the making

NYT: Jobless Rate Up in 29 States, Hitting Records in 4 of Them
WSJ: Jobs to Get Temporary Boost From Census Hiring Spree
NYT: New Consensus Sees Stimulus Package as Worthy Step
WSJ: The Coming Deficit Disaster
WaPo: Storm of criticism said to buoy Geithner
Rasmussen: 42% Rate Geithners Performance As Poor
CQ Politics: Americans Starting To Shift Blame For Bad Economy

WSJ: White House Adviser Rejects Idea of Limited Climate Package
NYT: Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute
Hill: Senate duo forms pact on climate
Rush Limbaugh: ClimateDepot.Com: Substantial Fraud in Climate Change Hoax?

WaPo: Hasan had intensified contact with cleric
WSJ: Army Taps General to Probe Shootings
Hill: Sen. Levin: Fort Hood shooting rampage was likely a terrorist attack
WaPo: Editorial: Understanding Fort Hood: Congress has a role

WSJ: Eric Holder's Baffling KSM Decision

CQ Politics: Democrats Propose Surtax to Cover War Costs

WSJ: Senators Push to Restore Federal Highway Funds

Wash Times: Report: ACORN mismanaged grant money

WSJ: Obama Union Rules: A federal agency rips up 75 years of labor policy

WaPo: Christian leaders take issue with laws
Wash Times: Religious leaders vow civil disobedience
US News: Faith-Based Challenges Show a New Rift in the GOP
LifeSite: Abortion Activist Judge Hamilton Confirmed with Help of Ten Republican Senators

WaPo: Ranking Republican leaders



Gallup: Obama Job Approval Down to 49%
Wash Times: Obama's approval rating falls below 50%
Politico: Swing voters back up for grabs



Kypost: Sarah Palin Draws Big Crowd To Norwood Book Signing
Politico: Sarah Palin embraced in Indiana Republican hub
IndyStar: Hundreds of Palin fans left in cold
LA Times: Sarah Palin apologizes for leaving 100 books unsigned in Indiana
Politico: Sarah Palin: 'I made mistakes'
Toronto Sun: Palin shows she's a phenomenon
LA Times: Obama now pleading for money to fight Sarah Palin
Fox: Dems Seek Fundraising Boost in War With Palin
CBS: DNC: Sarah Palin is "Dangerous"
AP: "Going Rogue" is going big
Politico: Stores try to max out on Palin visits
Kathleen Parker: Palin's cover wasn't blown
Slate: Why Sarah Palin is unlikely to be the future of the Republican Party

CQ Politics: Romney Leads In PAC Fundraising

Larry Sabato: Senate Shake-Up, 2010

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows

NEW YORK


CSM: Rudy Giuliani for Senate? Hed make a big race bigger
AP/Kugler: Giuliani back in spotlight _ but what's the show?
Atlantic: What Giuliani 2012 Would Look Like
NYT: Bruno Wont Take Stand at His Corruption Trial
NYT: States Credit Rating Could Be Lowered, Investors Service Says
NYT: Editorial: Albany Challenges Authorities
Rasmussen: 2010 New York Senate: Gillibrand 45%, Pataki 42%
CQ Politics: Hoffman to Decide About N.Y. 23 Challenge This Weekend

NEW JERSEY

S-L: Editorial: Gov.-elect Chris Christie's option: Don't say no to public insurance plan
Hill: Philadelphia Eagle turned potential candidate has spotty voting record

VIRGINIA

Loudoun Times: Governor's Cabinet choices could change balance in Va. Senate
WaPo: Cox to head new McDonnell PAC
WaPo: McDonnell forms 'Opportunity Virginia' committee

CALIFORNIA




SacBee: Girl accuses Sacramento mayor of offering her hush money
SacBee: GOP report: Accuser says Mayor Johnson offered to pay her $1,000 a month
NYT: G.O.P. Report Connects Official to Fiancé’s Case
AP/Williams: GOP report: Deal with Sacramento mayor was rushed
Hill: Obama accused of doing favors for ally
Hot Air: Was Walpin on the trail of hush money when Obama fired him?

Rasmussen: 2010 California Senate: Boxer Still Leads Fiorina, DeVore
WSJ: Selling Meg Whitman in California
WSJ: California's Newsom Faces Headwinds

ARIZONA

Rasmussen: 2010 Arizona GOP Primary: McCain 45%, Hayworth 43%
CQ Politics: McCain and Hayworth in Statistical Tie in Ariz. GOP Primary

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Shapiro to file for re-election while sights set on U.S. Senate seat
AP/Castro: Texas senator stands firm, stalling others' plans
AP: Resignation hitch freezes some political ambitions
AP: Perry, Hutchison to debate on public television
Examiner: Perry, Hutchison both accept KERA debate invitation

FLORIDA

Miami NT: Sarah Palin Looking Into Making Florida Senate Race Endorsement
TPM: Rubio Has No Plans To Meet With Palin Next Week, Camp Says
Fox: Florida's Crist Vows to Hit Back in Battle for GOP Senate Nomination
AP/Kaczor: Fla. jobless rate climbs to 11.2 percent in Oct.
Tampa Trib: Crist, in D.C. raising money, insists he's focused on 'jobs, jobs, jobs'

GEORGIA

WALB: Georgia Christian Coalition Names New President
AJC: Feds seeking to take over safety oversight of MARTA, other rail systems

ILLINOIS

WaPo: Burris reproved by Senate ethics panel
WSJ: Ethics Panel Issues Qualified Admonition to Sen. Burris
Wash Times: Ethics panel scolds Burris over Blagojevich testimony
NYT: A Rebuke, but No Penalty, for an Illinois Senator
NYT: Ethics Panel Admonishes Senator Burris

WaPo: Prison holds promise for job-strapped town

MINNESOTA



Harvard Crimson: Ex-Senator Addresses Future of GOP
MPR: Minn. GOP biggest user of tax break Pawlenty axed

PENNSYLVANIA

Hill: Specter promotes opposition to additional troops in Afghanistan
ABC27: Specter, Casey Talk about Saturday Health Care Vote

OHIO


Newark Advocate: Strickland slams Schaffer's budget comments
Toledo Blade: Dems shoot down GOPs Ohio budget fix

MICHIGAN

AA: Rick Snyder calls for Michigan government changes at Ann Arbor business event
AP/Thomas: FEC fines Fieger firm over campaign donations

MISSOURI

Wash Times: Key Dem, Rep. Ike Skelton, breaks with Obama on trials

TENNESSEE

TimesNews: Tenn. comptroller: Health care reform bills potential 'disaster' for states
Memphis DN: GOP Hopefuls Share Views On Govs Race
AP/Johnson: Judge strikes down Tennessee guns-in-bars law

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: NC Republicans meeting to discuss closed primary

SOUTH CAROLINA

NYT: Panel to Consider Sanford Impeachment
CQ Politics: Carolina Candidate Gets Help From Huckabee

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Diane Patrick to endorse Capuano for Senate seat

NEVADA

Politico: Hampton accuses Ensign of ethics violation

NEBRASKA

NYT: Nebraska Senator Will Vote to Start Health Debate

COLORADO

CQ Politics: Colorado Music Promoter May Challenge Rep. Perlmutter

DELAWARE

CQ Politics: Castle Collects Campaign Cash From GOP Senators

IOWA

WSJ: Sen Grassley Declines To Make Personal Tax Returns Public

MARYLAND

Hill: Poll: Dem freshman Kratovil down by double digits in rematch with Harris









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November 20, 2009



NATIONAL

WaPo: Angry Congress lashes out at Obama
WSJ: House Attacks Fed, Treasury
Politico: Dems fight over funds left from bailout
Wash Times: Pressure mounts for Geithner to resign
NYT: Geithner Hopes to End Bailout Fund
NYT: Panel Votes to Broaden Oversight of the Fed
Politico: House panel approves Ron Paul's proposal to audit the Federal Reserve
WSJ: AIG and Systemic Risk
Peggy Noonan: Still Here After a Rough Year
Reps. Hensarling & Ryan: Why No One Expects a Strong Recovery
James Taranto: In Praise of Inexperience
Roger Hedgecock: Fraud Nation
David Brooks: What Geithner Got Right
Paul Krugman: The Big Squander

WSJ: Stimulus-Jobs Tally in Doubt
NYT: Watchdog Urges Caution on Claims of 640,000 Stimulus Jobs
Wash Times: GOP challenges job stimulus data
Hill: Republicans seize on flaws found by GAO in stimulus jobs data
Hill: Stock tax less likely for jobs bill
WSJ: Dems seek a wildly optimistic individual to oversee a national jobs-creation program
Rasmussen: Democrats & Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be Unemployed Than Republicans
Rush Limbaugh: More Obama Fail: Another Week, Another Half a Million Out of Work

NYT: Lawmakers Call Ft. Hood Shootings Terrorism
WaPo: Lieberman launches examination of attack
WaPo: In Fort Hood aftermath, Pentagon opens two reviews
NYT: Radical Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terrorist Is Jailed
Wash Times: Army lacks guide on jihadists in ranks
WSJ: Pentagon Study Aims to Prevent Future Fort Hoods
Hill: Gates: Defense Dept. will review Ft. Hood
Dallas MN: Defense Secretary Robert Gates: We must find military threats
Dana Milbank: Obama follows the Bush script : An opaque transparency
DN: Palin rolls 'Going Rogue' book tour to Fort Hood, will donate royalties to victims' families

Wash Times: NYC jury could spare prime 9/11 suspect
Hill: Graham to make second run at blocking civilian terror trials
Charles Krauthammer: Travesty in New York
Jim Comey & Jack Goldsmith: Holder's reasonable decision
Detroit News: Holder targets racial profiling in Detroit speech
Rush Limbaugh: More Evidence from Obama and Holder That KSM's Trial is Political

Michael Gerson: Obama the undecider

NYT: Senate Health Care Bill Faces Crucial First Vote
WaPo: Reid pushes for votes on health-care bill
Wash Times: Dems up pressure on health bill's holdouts
Detroit News: Abortion adds tension to Senate health care debate
Politico: Hispanics blame Rahm for immigrant ban
Wash Times: Married couples face extra tax in Senate health care bill
LA Times: Democrats risk taxing the wealthy for healthcare
NYT: Reid, as Legislative Tactician, Takes Ownership of Health Care Overhaul
Politico: Reid, Dems stay cautiously optimistic
Politico: Hard math for Dems - and middle class
Hill: Rev. Jesse Jackson injects race into healthcare debate with Davis comments
Wash Times: Coburn threatens health bill reading
Peter Orszag: We can deliver health reform: A leap forward to better care
WaPo: Editorial: Who's afraid to debate health reform?
Dick Morris: Sen. Blanche Lincoln's choice: ObamaCare or reelection
Gary Bauer: Why the Healthcare Bill Will Include Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
Rush Limbaugh: Health Care Later, Tax Hikes Now; "Monthly Abortion Fee" Charged

AP/Werner: House OKs $210 billion to help out doctors
Hill: House passes Medicare 'doc fix,' 243-183

NYT: Culture Clash in Medicine

NYT: Industrialized Nations Unveil Plans to Rein in Emissions
Politico: McCain doesn't love climate bill

Politico: Senate confirms controversial judge
CSM: Senate OKs David Hamilton to be US appeals court judge

WSJ: Black Caucus Stalls Finance Overhaul

NYT: Ruling on Katrina Flooding Favors Homeowners | Duval bio

NYT: Christian Leaders Unite on Political Issues
Politico: Will Tea Partiers turn on each other?

Politico: GOP governors eye big 2010 gains
NYT: Republican Governors Warn on Costs to States
NYT: RGA: A Tilt Away From Social Issues
WSJ: GOP Officials Urge Candidates to Avoid Shrill Tone
AP/Sidoti: GOP governors push for 2010 party rebirth

Politico: Palin embraced in Indiana GOP hub
AP/Baker: Army limits media access at Palin event at NC base
David Broder: Palin's right: the GOP needs to brawl

CQ Politics: FEC Adopts New Campaign Travel Rules

NEW YORK



WSJ: Giuliani Eyes Senate Run: Former New York Mayor Would Seek Seat Held by Gillibrand
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani will very likely seek U.S. Senate seat
NYDN: Rudy Giuliani doesn't need to run for senator
Rasmussen: 2010 New York Senate: Gillibrand 45%, Pataki 42%
NYT: Giuliani Said to Decide Against Run for Governor
AP: Rudy Giuliani considers N.Y. Senate bid, despite pressure for Gov run

NYT: For Bruno, How Albany Works Is Also on Trial
NYDN: I warned Bruno not to mix state business with personal, former Senate lawyer testifies
Albany TU: Bruno pal up for questions on pay
Albany TU: Pork politics key to Bruno reign

NYT: Hoffman Claims Voter Fraud
Politico: Hoffman eliminated from contention
Hill: Owens defeats Hoffman (again) in N.Y.-23

NYDN: Budget madness continues
Albany TU: Few walk out door takers

NEW JERSEY

NYT: A Forceful Entry by Christie, and a Sober Exit by Corzine
S-L: N.J. Governor-elect Christie tells local officials to expect 'a continued period of pain'
NYT: Governors Dont Call This Home

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell on how he won, Robertson comments
NBC29: Bob McDonnell Interview

CALIFORNIA


Rasmussen: 2010 California Governor: Brown 41%, Whitman 41%
CQ Politics: Whitman And Brown Tied for CA Governor
ABC: eBay's Meg Whitman Says It's Time to Reboot California
ABC: Transcript of ABC News' Teddy Davis' Interview With Meg Whitman
LA Times: California lawmakers, officials face 18% pay cut
SacBee: Top California officials' pay to be cut 18% in December
NYT: Regents Raise College Tuition in California by 32 Percent
George Skelton: California voters want a no-pork diet

TEXAS

Dallas MN: GOP governors chief: Dems benefit from bloody Texas primary
Dallas MN: Hutchison, Perry fire up TV ads in heated Texas governor's race
CQ Politics: Hutchison, Perry Air TV Ads In Texas
RCP: Perry: Time For Governors To Push Back
Daily Record: Conservative firebrand tones it down as GOP chief

FLORIDA

Hot Air: Shock poll: Rubio within 10 points of Crist in Florida
Politics Daily: Crist vs. Rubio Contest in Florida Gets a Little Tighter

GEORGIA

AJC: Health reform in D.C. could influence gubernatorial race

ILLINOIS

Daily Record: State GOP tones down heat on Gitmo
Human Events: The Real Danger of Gitmo in Illinois
Chicago ST: RNC Chairman Steele in Chicago; will meet with Illinois GOP leaders

MINNESOTA

Winona DN: Quist to challenge Walz for Congress

OHIO


Lancaster EG: Schaffer criticizes Dems for unwillingness to work out budget compromise

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Holder: Protect rights of Arab Americans, Muslims

MISSOURI

RedState: Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan stay even in latest PPP poll
SLPR: Poll shows dead heat in Missouri U.S. Senate race

TENNESSEE

Examiner: Gibbons makes gubernatorial race competitive for other Republicans

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Democrat Makes Her Case in Race Against Burr

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: SC Gov. Mark Sanford reporting private plane trips

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Being the underdog never deters a driven Brown
Boston Globe: State jobless rate declines, bucking trend
CQ Politics: No Cash Crunch Yet in Massachusetts Senate Special

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: Why having 10 candidates doesnt help GOP

IOWA

CQ Politics: Iowa Legislator To Join GOP Race Against Boswell







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November 19, 2009











NATIONAL

Detroit News: Michigan fans welcome Palin
Detroit FP: Palin turns a page in Michigan
WSJ: Diehard Fans Camp Out for Chance to Meet Palin
Wash Times: Palin boosts Michigan spirits
WaPo: Thousands line up in Michigan for Palin
Chicago Tribune: Sarah Palin draws a big crowd as her book tour begins
Daily Mail UK: Dry run for 2012? Cheering crowds greet Sarah Palin
Detroit News: Sarah Palin 'inspired' by West Michigan crowds
Wired: Palin Calls E-Mail Hack Most Disruptive Campaign Event
US News: The Sarah Palin
Politico: The Palin campaign
Politico: The Sarah Palin-media co-dependency
NYT: Only Palins Stylist Knows for Sure
NYT: BlogTalk: Parsing Palin
NYT: Sarah Palin Generates High Ratings for Oprah
Seattle PI: Winfrey Interview with Palin Earns Show's Best Ratings in Two Years
Politico: Sarah Palin trashes 'lamestream media'
SF Chron: Dems hope Palin disrupts GOP's game plan

USA Today: Huckabee: I'm on a book tour, too
South Bend Tribune: Fans flock to see Huckabee



Wash Times: GOP governors are upbeat about 2010
Politico: Going mum: GOP governors on Sarah Palin
CNN: Christie, McDonnell explain Palin's absence from campaign trail

NYT: Holder Defends Decision to Use U.S. Court for 9/11 Trial
WaPo: Holder answers to 9/11 relatives about trials in U.S.
Chicago Trib: Holder faces tough questioning from Republicans over terror trials in New York
Wash Times: Holder suggests acquittal won't free terrorist
Human Events: Holder: Court Will Convict KSM
Hill: Attorney General tells senators 'We need not cower in the face of this enemy'
McClatchy: GOP senators grill Holder on decision to try 9/11 suspects in federal court
Hill: GOP turns up the heat over bringing Gitmo prisoners to U.S. soil
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Guarantees Death for KSM; Holder to Fight Terrorism in Courts
NYT: Bomb Suspect Cant Keep His Military Lawyers
NYDN: TX GOP Rep. Gohmert: NY wants 9/11 trials to create jobs by becoming bigger target
Politico: Prepare for Osama bin Laden trial
Karl Rove: The Permanent Campaign Continues
Mitt Romney: The cost of on-the-job training

WaPo: Senators press Obama on Fort Hood probes
Politico: Lieberman pushes Ft. Hood inquiry
Hill: Lieberman may subpoena officials over shooting spree at Fort Hood
NYT: Born in U.S., a Radical Cleric Inspires Terror
WSJ: Hasan, Not KSM, Is Our Real Problem
Human Events: Nidal Hasans Ominous Islam
Ann Coulter: At the end of the day, diversity has jumped the shark, horrifically

WaPo: Obama admits Guantanamo won't close by Jan. deadline
Rush Limbaugh: Broken: Promise to Close Gitmo

Wash Times: Military superiority fading, analyst says

Wash Times: House questions H1N1 vaccine slowdown

WSJ: Showdown Set for Health Bill
Politico: Lieberman slams public option; taunts critics
WaPo: Senate unveils health-care bill: Package costs $848 billion
Wash Times: Senate Dems release $849B health plan
NYT: Senate Health Plan Seeks to Add Coverage to 31 Million
Boston Globe: Senate health bill woos moderates
NYT: Reid Proposes a Tax on Cosmetic Surgery
Politico: Reid plan ups pressure on moderates
Hill: Reid rolling out big guns to push healthcare bill to 60 needed votes
Lincoln JS: Ben Nelson seems unlikely to block health debate
CQ Politics: Ads Hit Three House Democrats on Health Care Vote
CQ Politics: Health Vote Defenders Counter With TV Ads
Hill: Daschle is still go-to guy on healthcare
Hill: Jesse Jackson: 'You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man'
George Will: Unlawful health reform?
Ezra Klein: Health-care reform will not be remembered for its price tag
EJ Dionne: The GOP's no-exit strategy

Hill: Browner: U.S. in 'good standing' heading into Copenhagen talks

NYT: Jobless Benefits Will Expire Unless Congress Acts
WSJ: The Phantom Jobs Stimulus
Wash Times: Work site arrests of illegals fall dramatically
Rush Limbaugh: Obama: Goal of Jobs Summit Isn't Jobs; Stimulus 2 Needed for Jobs
Rush Limbaugh: Big Stories on the Economic Crisis, Waste, Fraud and Mismanagement

Hill: House Dem: 'Growing' liberal consensus to dump Geithner
NYT: A Taxing Time for Treasury Nominee

Boston Globe: For stimulus funds, unlikely destinations

CQ Politics: Ways and Means Democrats Buck Their Chairman on Estate Tax

Hill: House Financial Services Committee OKs powers to break up large firms

Jed Babbin: Tanker Wars: Round 3 Starts

WaPo: Lindsey Graham's disappointing filibuster vote

NYT: High Tech Tries to Lift Veil on 18 Tantalizing Minutes in Watergate

WSJ: Some Courts Raise Bar on Reading Employee Email

WSJ: Byrd Becomes Longest-Serving Member Of Congress
WaPo: Sen. Byrd breaks congressional longevity record

CQ Politics: GOP Aims To "Reverse The Vote" Of 24 House Democrats
CQ Politics: Another Good Month for Senate GOP Fundraising
CQ Politics: GOP Gala Dinner Off the Menu This Year
Politico: Obama rewards big donors with plum jobs overseas
Politico: Suburban districts see red
Michael Steele: Learn from '09 or risk more in '10
American Thinker: Will 2010 be the Perfect Storm?
Rush Limbaugh: Independents Dump Dems as Gas, Unemployment and Inflation Rise

NEW YORK

Rasmussen: Cuomo, Giuliani Virtually Tied in 2010 NY Governor Race

NYT: Assembly Backs Stricter Oversight for State Authorities
Albany TU: Deals show they're talking
NY Post: Gov strike$ out again

Newsday: Nassau ballot count enters third day

Politico: Hoffman alleges vote fraud in NY 23
Hill: Hoffman doubles down, says election stolen
Examiner: Hoffman withdraws concession, alleges voter fraud
Watertown DT: Hoffman letter says groups 'tampered' with vote results
Watertown DT: Hoffman's 'miracle' not likely as votes counted

NYT: Clients Fuzzy Over What Bruno Did for Them
NYDN: They don't know nuthin' about big fees to ex-Senate Majority leader Bruno
Albany TU: Ex-Senate ethics lawyer: Bruno side work problematic
NY Post: Bruno buddy paid him 360G

NEW JERSEY

GMNews: Christie taps Kyrillos for transition team
NJN: Christie center of attention at Republican Governor's Association conference in Texas
PoAC: Corzine gave voters no reason to vote for him, former New Jersey governors say
AP: Christie, Corzine set to talk to N.J. pols

VIRGINIA

WHSV: RGA Takes Note of McDonnell
CNN: McDonnell wont disavow Robertsons Islam remarks

CALIFORNIA


Mercury News: Fiorina faces the D.C. press corps, but offers few specifics
CQ Politics: Can Fiorina Go the Distance in California?
Hill: Fiorina puts conservatism on display
AP/Freking: Fiorina says health-reform bill too complex
SF Chron: Fiorina's fundraising in NYC with -- "Mack the Knife?"
SF Chron: Sen. Climate Change Denier endorses Fiorina

UPI: GOP rival blasts Whitman donation

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison launches radio ads today in Texas governor's race
Houston Chronicle: Hutchison camp uses calls, ads to clarify campaign
WSJ: Hutchison Chases Texas Right
Matt Mackowiak: Hutchison always puts Texas first
Dallas MN: Perry: Hutchison missed another vote
Dallas MN: Would Gov. Perry support a gas tax increase?
Star-Telegram: Democrats criticize Perry's policies
Austin AS: Twists could still lie ahead in gov race

FLORIDA

SPT: Gov. Crist, here are 5 things you need to do to beat back Marco Rubio
News-Journal: Crist feels conservative heat
Miami Herald: Sen. LeMieux blasted for blocking diplomat
PBP: Former Fla GOP chairman Slade endorses Dockery
Orlando Sentinel: Slade gives his backing to Dockery
Tampa Trib: Tom Slade endorses Paula Dockery for governor

GEORGIA

AccessNGa: Deal continues to push health care bill amendment
Moultrie Observer: Deal voices concern on state cuts

ILLINOIS

Examiner: Illinois Congressmen fighting to keep Gitmo detainees out of the Prairie State
Hill: Foreign policy makes its grand return
Chicago Sun-Times: Ryan makes case for partial pension

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Watch Pawlenty in Texas

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Federal stimulus funds reported in nonexistent Pennsylvania districts

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: GOP lacks votes for own state budget fix
Cleveland PD: Senate Republicans want to fill most of budget gap with delay of tax cut

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Granholm recruits for student aid battle

MISSOURI

CQ Politics: Carnahan, Blunt Even In Race For Missouri Senate Seat

TENNESSEE

Memphis Flyer: Polls and More Polls

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Perdue urged to sack former aide to Easley

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Panel finds probable cause for charges against Sanford

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Going negative has risky allure for Coakley rivals
Boston Globe: Pagliuca propelled by corporate mind, personal touch
Boston Globe: Lawmakers leave Patrick, bills waiting

NEVADA

Politico: Ensign dodges Holder in Vegas

WISCONSIN

WSJ: A judge twice rejected by voters is nominated by President Obama











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November 18, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Obama gets delay of Fort Hood probe
WaPo: Republicans criticize Obama's call to delay Hill inquiries on Fort Hood
Politico: Susan Collins criticizes White House on Fort Hood briefings
Hill: Sen. Sessions blasts Justice Department for mixing politics into Ft. Hood inquest
Hill: Lawmakers briefed on Fort Hood shootings
WaPo: Hasan's ties to radical cleric raise issues for law enforcement
NYT: Republicans Seek Inquiry on Fort Hood
Bloomberg: Republicans in Congress Call for Quick Hasan Probe
Dick Morris: Changing the subject: Why O nixed Ft. Hood probe

Wash Times: Republicans threaten to block terror trials
NYT: Conviction of Sheiks Lawyer for Assisting Terrorism Is Upheld
NYT: OpEd: Why We Should Put Jihad on Trial
Byron York: Republicans who endorsed Holder have second thoughts
Michael Gerson: Holder's trials and errors
Rep. Mac Thornberry: The Big Intelligence Chill
Politico: Terror trials may impact midterms
Politico: Leading conservative backs N.Y. trials
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. McDonnell's albatross

WaPo: In Senate vote, signs of shift on detainees
Fox: Republicans See More Chances to Block Gitmo Prisoners From U.S. Soil

WSJ: House Leaders Push for Jobs Bill
Hill: Hoyer: Democrats are set to move jobs legislation by Christmas
Hill: Dems eye stock trade tax to fund jobs bill
CQ Politics: House Democratic Leaders Want to Pass Jobs Bill by Years End
Boston Globe: Republicans bash Obama on jobs
WSJ: An Alternative Stimulus Plan: A payroll tax cut would add three to four million jobs
Rush Limbaugh: Obama "Saved or Created" Jobs in Imaginary Congressional Districts

NYT: 3 Democrats Could Block Health Bill in Senate
WaPo: Reid 'optimistic' about getting 60 votes on health bill
Politico: Reid calls Dem caucus meeting
Politico: How to pass a health bill fast
Hill: Health timetable slipping
Hill: Timing of Senate health debate remains unclear as Reid awaits score from CBO
Hill: Coburn to force reading of health bill
Wash Times: Health programs have history of cost overruns
AP/Werner: Poll: Tax rich to pay for health care fix
Politico: Abortion causes family feud for Dems
Rep. Bart Stupak: What our amendment does
Hill: Stupak: I have votes to defeat health bill
Herb London: Organized Protests Over Health Care
WSJ: Health 'Reform' Gets a Failing Grade
WSJ: The $1.9 Trillion Gimmick: The Democrats' 'doc fix' for Medicare payments
Am Spec: The Republican Alternative
Dick Morris: Doctor shortage
Newt Gingrich: The American People Return to Personal Responsibility and Honesty

WSJ: Senate to Put Off Climate Bill Until Spring
Hill: Chairmen split over climate bill
Wash Times: Delays weigh down Obama's hefty agenda
Tom Friedman: What They Really Believe about global warming
NYT: OpEd: Ben Franklin on Global Warming
Politico: How Copenhagen died during Barack Obama's Asia trip
Sen. John Thune: Conversatives should reapply core principles

CQ Politics: Financial Overhaul Now Expected to Get Mid-December Vote
AP/Flaherty: GOP: Zero support for Senate financial reform bill

Hill: Sens. Boxer, Inhofe make push for short-term transportation bill extension

CQ Politics: House Likely to Delay Estate Tax Consideration

WSJ: TARP's Moment of Truth

Wash Times: GOP's bid to filibuster judicial nominee fails
AP/Margasak: Controversial court nominee survives Senate test
Dana Milbank: Filibusted



Rush Limbaugh: Rush Interviews Governor Sarah Palin
Hill: Palin says bloody primary battles have helped the GOP
LA Times: Sarah Palin lets slip a little secret about hubby Todd
Politico: Sarah Palin not speaking to 'liberal elites'
EJ Dionne: The vast Palin conspiracy
Marybeth Hicks: Palin, Oprah and media literacy
CQ Politics: Perceptions of Palin and Presidential Ambitions
Human Events: The Rise of the Conservative Woman

NYT: Daschle Plans Move to Global Firm
Politico: Sen. Robert Byrd to capture longevity record
NYT: House Considers Impeachment of Federal Judge
WaPo: Washington Times editor files EEOC complaint

Politico: Dems alarmed as Independents bolt party

CQ Politics: GOP Members Pressed to Pony Up to NRCC

CQ Politics: Hispanic Growth and the 2010 Reapportionment

NEW YORK

LI Press: Mangano Leads Suozzi As Count Continues
Human Events: Paterson, Lazio in NY-GOV Race. Cuomo, Giuliani Wait
Albany TU: More talk, more dealing on deficit reduction
NYT: Paterson Prepares Wage Bill for Construction Sites
NYT: New York Is Set for Strict Stand on D.W.I. Cases
NYT: Prosecutors in Bruno Case Turn Heat on 2 Ex-Aides
Albany TU: No mail use for Bruno
NY Post: Joe's sour note
NYDN: Joe Bruno corruption trial: Pols told mailing ethics forms risks a federal case
CQ Politics: Dont Bother Calling Al Michaels for New York 23 Special

NEW JERSEY

Trentonian: Will gay marriage and medical pot squeeze in before Christie takes over?
Phila Inq: Push for same-sex marriage in N.J. faces uncertain future
Star-Ledger: Amid ghosts of conventions past, officials gather

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Co-chairs named for McDonnell inauguration

CALIFORNIA


Mercury News: Tough road ahead for GOP candidates seeking statewide offices
Merc News: Latest tax returns from Meg Whitman's foundation may raise further questions
LA Times: California faces a projected deficit of $21 billion
SacBee: Analyst expected to project $21 billion state budget deficit
LA Times: Proposed water bond is laden with sweeteners for lawmakers
AP/Freking: Fiorina has balancing act in Calif. Senate race
NYT: Money for a Once and Future Candidate Jerry Brown
Politico: Becerra gets brushback from the boss
Hill: Rep. Kevin McCarthy energized by Republicans minority party status
Dan Walters: California's 1988 insurance battle could see 2010 reprise
SF Chron: Does California need a lieutenant governor?

TEXAS

Gov. Rick Perry: GOP governors chart a course for a better future
Star-Telegram: Texas senator should decide which fight is more important
AP/Root: Former Vice President Cheney to endorse Hutchison

FLORIDA

Tampa Tribune: After stimulus denial, can the governor regain his game?
Sun Sentinel: Crist calls for ban on texting while driving
PBP: Crist, Republican leaders weigh new rental car fee to fund Tri-Rail

GEORGIA

RN-T: Mike Huckabee to speak to Ga. Chamber members
AJC: Georgia Chamber lands the Republican without the designer glasses
WABE: Georgia's new top water wars lawyer

ILLINOIS

WaPo: IL-Sen: Alexi the unelectable?
Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois GOP hits Giannoulias for ducking on Illinois Guantanamo
Effingham DN: Hughes throws hat into ring as GOP candidate for U.S. Senate seat

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Poll: Coleman is GOP favorite for governor
Fox: Polls Shows Political Future Possible for Norm Coleman -- as Minnesota Governor
Star Tribune: Survey: Obama would beat Pawlenty in 2012
MPR: Watchdog group calling for Bachmann investigation

PENNSYLVANIA

AP: Sam Rohrer seeks GOP nomination for Pa. governor
McCall: Santorum Endorses Corbett's Guv Run
AP/Levy: House GOP leader: I wasn't aware of any wrongdoing
Phila Inq: Pa. House panel approves hate-crimes bill

OHIO


Toledo Blade: GOP payments held illegal

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Palin: I didn't want to abandon Michigan in 2008 campaign
Detroit News: West Michigan ready for Palin media

Detroit FP: Ban on racial preferences may get appeal

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: New Poll: Blunt-Carnahan contest tight, indys looming large

TENNESSEE

Examiner: Bredesen will leave mess for likely GOP successor
Chattanoogan: Wamp Announces 51 County Campaign Leaders

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville CT: Buncombe County's Martin Nesbitt gains No. 2 spot in NC Senate
Politico: A deal with Edwards

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: DeMint, Wilson rip bogus job creation claims
Greenville News: Republican files resolution to impeach Mark Sanford
Fox: South Carolina Lawmakers Debate Impeachment of Gov. Sanford

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Abortion key issue in Massachusetts race
Boston Globe: Pagliuca one-ups rivals with health ad
Boston Globe: Kennedy steers clear of race for fathers seat

NEVADA

Politics Daily: Can Sue Lowden Knock Out Fightin' Harry Reid in Nevada?

KANSAS

KC Star: Democrat Wiggans enter Kansas governor's race
WIBW: Businessman Launches Challenge To Brownback

MARYLAND

CQ Politics: Big Names Helping House Challenger Andy Harris








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November 17, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Holder's al Qaeda Incentive Plan: The worse the terrorist, the more rights he has?
John Fund: What's Eric Holder Up To?
Rush Limbaugh: Eric Holder Consulted His Wife and Brother, But Not President Obama?
Pat Buchanan: Is America a Serious Nation?
American Thinker: A Double Blow to the Laws of War
Human Events: The Religious War Our Secular President Ignores

Dallas MN: Fort Hood captain: Hasan wanted patients to face war crimes charges
WaPo: Army panel to examine Hasan's career
Am Spec: Major Hasan -- A True Believer
James Taranto: How Code Pink Supports the Troops

WSJ: Time Crunch Looms for Health Bill
WaPo: Deep divisions linger on health care
Wash Times: GOP to tap public anxiety over health bill
NYT: Senate Liberals Demand Reid Hold Firm on Public Option
Politico: Senate liberals press Reid on public option
Hill: Reid cant afford any defections
Politico: Test vote may come before holiday
NYT: When the Budget Director Talks, People Will Listen
Wash Times: Cardinal sees health care stance as a duty
WSJ: Limited Effect Seen in Abortion Clause
WSJ: Where Are the Doctors to Implement ObamaCare?
Rasmussen: Support for Congressional Health Care Proposal Up to 47%, 49% Opposed

WSJ: Copenhagen's Collapse: The climate change sequel is a bust
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Retreats on Copenhagen
American Thinker: Obama's Copenhagen suicide pact

NYT: Continuing Unemployment Is Predicted by Fed Chief
NYT: N.A.A.C.P. Prods Obama on Job Losses
Hill: Pelosi switches to jobs
Hill: Dems push plan to subsidize lost hours
AP: Number of hungry Americans jumps: 14.6% of homes are short of food
Michael Barone: Pushing Health Reform When Job Losses Are Rising
Robert Reich: China and the American Jobs Machine

WaPo: Fed criticized for not negotiating harder with AIG creditors
WSJ: America's Newest Land Baron: FDIC
WSJ: A Dollar Warning From Asia
WSJ: The Permanent TARP: Current financial reform proposals would establish 'too big to fail'

Wash Times: GOP weighs blocking Obama judicial nominee
NYT: G.O.P. Senator Supports a Filibuster for Judicial Nominee
Human Events: Another Radical Obama Nominee Heads to Senate
NYT: Editorial: Obamas Judicial Nominations

CQ Politics: Democrats Who Dont Retire Make Takeover Tougher
Am Spec: Political Phalanxes



NYT: Palin on Oprah, Reloading Before 2012
WSJ: In Palin Tour, No Sign of 2012 Run
WaPo: The Book of Sarah embraces God & Todd
WaPo: On the right: Unapologetic look at '08 race proves Palin's still a national contender
WaPo: On the left: Amid cloudy rhetoric, the challenge to find political smoke & fire
Hill: My focus is on 10, Palin tells Oprah
Politico: Sarah Palin tells Oprah 2012 run not on radar
WaPo: When Sarah met Oprah: Love is in the airwaves
Joseph Curl: On Oprah, Palin paints self as victim
ABC: Sarah Palin: Election Took Toll on Family
Politico: McCain mum on Palin's campaign account
Hill: McCain: Palin legal bill was for troopergate
AP/Bauder: Palin talks politics, family ahead of book release
NYT: OpEd: In the Wilderness, a New Frontier
Rasmussen: 59% of GOP Voters Say Palin Shares Their Values
USA Today: Who's more qualified to be president? More people say Clinton, not Palin
Politico: Palin sells books for the RGA
Boston Globe: Palin a hit in bookstores, less with voters
Human Events: Theres Something about Sarah
Rush Limbaugh: Scared State-Run Media Elites Go Bonkers Over Sarah Palin's Book
Am Spec: Palin's Popularity vs. Media Mania

NEW YORK

CBS: Paterson Rips White House For NYC 9/11 Trial
NYT: Paterson Calls Obama Wrong on 9/11 Trial
Politico: N.Y. gov slams KSM trial move

NY Post: Andy buries Paterson in poll
AP: Lazio calls out Cuomo in NY governor's race
SI: Sounding like a candidate, Rudy blasts Obama over 9/11 trial, troops & Ft Hood shootings

NYT: In Albany, Inaction Trumps Spending Cuts
AlbTU: Words, not action, at Capitol: Splits over license plates, school aid stymie Senate
NYDN: Deficit of budget ideas: State pols meet, and yep, you got it, nothing's accomplished
NYDN: Senate Debates Whether To Debate

CQ Politics: How a Committee Post Morphs Into Cash Clout for Rep. Brian Higgins

Hill: Hoffman 'unconcedes' in N.Y.-23 House race
Politico: Conservative club targets GOP

NYT: Ex-Secretary Describes How Brunos Jobs Intertwined
Albany TU: Former aide describes dual duties, shocks by admitting theft
NYDN: Joseph Bruno's aide testifies she managed his private business - and stole from him
Albany TU: Mixing public servants, private business echoes recent felony convictions
Albany TU: Bruno calls feds move despicable after ex-secretarys theft revealed
Albany TU: Ex-Senate secretary: I wrote Brunos personal checks, bought Xmas gifts

Buffalo News: Brian Davis ousted from Council committees

NEW JERSEY

Phila Inq: Christie picks trusted friends for kitchen cabinet
Star-Ledger: Christie transition team says budget problems are worse than expected
Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie: N.J. budget picture worsening
Examiner: Chris Christie, a game changer on social issues in New Jersey
Star-Ledger: Editorial: Gov. James E. McGreevey reconsidered

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Va. House caucuses choose leaders
Virginian-Pilot: Del. Phil Hamilton quits House amid ethics inquiries
Roanoke Times: Del. Phil Hamilton resigns from Virginia legislature
AP/Lewis: Va. lawmaker resigns amid federal, state probes

CALIFORNIA




SacBee: Whitman plugs into Tokoni network for online campaign
SacBee: Campbell gets real about soup fortune
LA Times: Will Tea Party conservatives crash Boxer-Fiorina?
SacBee: Schwarzenegger pumps up soldiers on Iraq trip
SF Chron: Jerry Brown asks for independent investigation of secret recordings
SacBee: Alameda County DA will head Brown probe
Dan Walters: Older Brown twirls new set of pirouettes
SacBee: Proponents of repealing Prop. 8 turn to Web to qualify measure
SF Chron: Newsom's spokesman resigns

TEXAS

Hill: Would-be successors increasingly dubious Hutchison will resign
Dallas MN: Perry says Hutchison took his advice on staying in Senate
Dallas MN: Hutchison in D.C. as Cheney headlines Houston rally

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa World: Inhofe, Coburn split on funding

FLORIDA

David Frum: Republicans heading for a bloodbath in Florida
SPT: Sink, McCollum scale back use of state airplanes
SPT: Ousted House speaker's defense: Legislature approved the money, not just me

GEORGIA

NYT: A Racial Divide Is Bridged by Hard Times
AJC: Police union endorses Reed

ILLINOIS



Politico: Illinois GOP seeks to block Gitmo detainees
Hill: Kirk wants 'Homeland insecurity impact' study as Illinois mulls holding detainees
ChiTrib: Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk no Gitmo transfer to western Illinois prison
Chicago Tribune: Thomson, Ill., prison: Political rift over detainee transfer continues
ChiTrib: Prison debate plays straight into 2010 Illinois election
Chicago Sun-Times: State has good shot at Gitmo inmates: officials
Hill: Three conservative leaders support transfer of Gitmo detainees to Illinois
LA Times: Illinois prison could host military trials of detainees
CQ Politics: Schakowsky Endorses Giannoulias' Senate Bid

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Coleman the GOP's Favorite for Minn. Governor
Rasmussen: 2010 MN Governor: Coleman Leads GOP; Dayton, Rybak Tops Among Dems
Rasmussen: 42% in MN For Pawlenty, 46% Against If Hes GOP Presidential Candidate
Naples News: Republicans have Pawlenty to think about
Star Tribune: House revives budget fight with Pawlenty
Politico: Minn. Dems sue T-Paw

PENNSYLVANIA

Phila Inq: Perzel returns to his seat in Pa. House
AP/Levy: Corbett: House GOP officials didn't raise red flag

OHIO




Wash Times: Ohio getting a 'reddish tinge'
Columbus Dispatch: State's budget worries CPAs
Cleveland PD: Ohio stands to lose a congressional seat; Texas could gain three

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Stabenow: Michigan will benefit from health care reform

MISSOURI

KC Star: Blunt and Purgason still far apart
KC Star: Conservation group pounding Blunt for accepting $1 million in big oil donations
AP: Palin speech in southwest Missouri closed to media coverage

TENNESSEE

Gannett: Sen. Alexander finds partner in push for more nuclear power

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: U.S. attorney worried about 4th Circuit
News-Record: Democrats still seeking Senate candidates

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Berkeley GOP holds off on Graham censure
State: Sanford impeachment resolution to be introduced
Politico: Jenny Sanford tried to trademark name

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Can Mr. Insider Win in Massachusetts?
Boston Globe: Caution, ambition mix in Coakleys methodical journey
Boston Globe: Budget cuts will imperil states poor

NEVADA

Politico: One-man crusade taking toll on Ensign
AP: NV GOP elects officers

IOWA

CQ Politics: Iowa Sen. Grassley Has Big Lead
NYT: U.S. Attorney Nominee Criticized Over Raids

ARKANSAS

WaPo: A centrist in health-care debate, Lincoln hears it from all sides
Arkansas News: Republicans plan straw poll for U.S. Senate candidates
Arkansas News: GOP : Money talks in Senate race

CQ Politics: Arkansas Democrat Vic Snyder's Popularity Dives

LOUISIANA

Shreveport Times: Jindal to attend fundraiser Michigan
Advocate: Jindal visits Michigan for fundraiser

VERMONT

Bennington Banner: Shumlin announces gubernatorial run









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November 16, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Giuliani calls Obama soft on terrorism
NYT: Giuliani Criticizes Terror Trials in New York
Politico: Rudy Giuliani slams 9/11 trial decision
Hill: Giuliani: White House sending message 'the war on terror is over'
Politico: Axelrod: Giuliani flip-flopped on 9/11 trials
WSJ: The KSM Trial Will Be an Intelligence Bonanza for al Qaeda
Human Events: Al-Quida War Crimes Should Not Be Tried in Civilian Courts
Human Events: Holders Improvisation Risks Too Much
Human Events: Terrorists on Trial in NYC Is an Unacceptable Risk
Human Events: Ex-Attorney General Says KSM in New York Makes City a Target
American Thinker: Obama's NYC Show: Starring Khalid Mohammed
Politico: Judges could free detainees moved to U.S.
Hill: Hoekstra warns terror trials could take years
AmSpec: State Verses Khalid Sheik Muhammad
Jed Babbin: Mr. Obama's War
Mike Lupica: Evil 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed should not be given stage

NYT: Experts Outline Hurdles in Trying to Defend Hasan
WaPo: Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan
WaPo: Cleric al-Awlaki justifies shootings at Ft. Hood
Hill: Leahy confirms Congress will 'carefully' press forward with Fort Hood probe
NYDN: Sen. Schumer: Stop loopholes that allowed Ft Hood killer Nidal Hasan to arm himself
American Thinker: Obama and Plummeting Military Morale

Hill: Holder dials back his commitment to pushing assault weapons ban

WaPo: Health bill foes solicit funds for economic study
WaPo: House health bill includes Medicaid relief for states
WaPo: Immigration and health House measure omits Senate panel's legal test
WaPo: Report details billions lost in Medicare fraud
Politico: Abortion deal spins a very tangled web
Politico: Dems may lose Catholics over abortion
LA Times: Catholic bishops' influence on healthcare bill
Politico: Health reform's hidden land mines
Detroit News: Health insurance customers face big premium increases
NYT: Drug Makers Raise Prices in Face of Health Care Reform
WSJ: Rationing Commission: Meet unelected body that will dictate future medical decisions
WSJ: A Tax a Day: Turning Medicare into an income redistribution program

NYT: Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Global Warming
WSJ: Focusing on global warming at the expense of food aid is immoral
Politico: Weeks before Copenhagen, no Senate bill
PBP: Gore's presentation on climate change draws 800 as 200 protestors gather outside
Human Events: Top 10 Richest Green Groups

WSJ: How Washington Can Create Jobs
Ross Douthat: Unemployment Off the Chart
Paul Krugman: World Out of Balance
Hill: Gregg: Budget deficit is sending the U.S. to 'third-class status as a nation'
WaPo: Taxpayers on hook as some bailed-out firms prove frail
WSJ: A Merry TARP Christmas

Politico: Fights erupt over Chris Dodd's reform bill

WSJ: White House Counsel Set to Narrow Job's Scope
AmSpec/Prowler: Obama Goes to the Mattresses

Wash Times: National Park Service putting holes in border security
Dallas MN: Time hasn't made immigration reform easier

Hill: Report: Anti-Castro funds see dramatic shift to Democrats
Miami Herald: Money affects Cuba policy

AmSpec: ACORN Goes for Broke

LA Times: Judicial nominees confirmed at a snail's pace

WSJ: Sarah Palin's Side of the Story
American Thinker: Sarah Palin's Walmart Strategy
CNN: Palin is great for the GOP, Giuliani says
Politics Daily: How Palin Could Win the 2012 GOP Nomination
NYT: Palin Finds One Bond With Clinton
NYT: Common Grounds for Clinton and Palin?
Politico: The Palin grassroots
Politico: Can Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Palin save each other?
Hill: Palin accuses the AP of doing 'opposition research' in fact check
AP: Linguists analyze Palin's speech

USA Today: Huckabee, on the sidelines and in the game
Knox News: Huckabee book pulls in voters

Hill: McConnell: Conservative split in Republican races 'no threat at all'
American Thinker: 'The Principle of the Excluded Moderate'
AP/Sidoti: 2012 GOP field wide open GOP wannabes jockey for 2012
CQ Politics: GOP Presidential Hopefuls: Youre on Notice
Swamp: Gingrich: Contract with America round 2
NYDN: Obama has lost the center

Hill: Conservatives split over filibuster of Obama court pick

CQ Politics: Missed Deadlines Make for PAC-Sized Headaches

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Wants to Shape Ticket in Run for Governor, Advisers Say
AP: Hillary Clinton says she's not running for NY governor

NY Post: 'Mob' hurdle in SI House race

NYT: $25 Fee for New License Plates May Be Repealed
AP: Gov, Legislature agree to ax plate fee
Albany TU: Senate Democratic letter against the new license plates
Albany TU: Now, the Senate GOP on the star-crossed license plate plan
Albany TU: Kolb has more on license plates

NYDN: Budget battle between Gov. Paterson, Senate Democrats getting heated
NYT: Editorial: Whistling Past the Deficit

NEW JERSEY

Vineland DJ: Political courage needed to solve state's fiscal mess
AP: NJ Gov.-elect to talk taxes, budget
S-L: Gay marriage: Gov.-elect Chris Christie's first big decision will tell us a lot

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Virginia Freshmen Diverge on Path to Re-Election

CALIFORNIA


AP/Freking: Fiorina's work as HP chief likely topic in Senate race
Dan Walters: Judges quarrel as California fiscal crisis worsens
George Skelton: Water still divides the state
American Thinker: The California T Party (T is for Tax)

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Obama campaign chief dreaming of a blue Texas
Dallas MN: For Hutchison, political cover from GOP Senate leaders Cornyn and McConnell

FLORIDA

NYT: A Florida Republican Becomes a Right-Wing Target
Politico: Charlie Crist loses his mojo
Herald Tribune: Rubio wants supporters not to feel too confident
SPT: Florida candidates take campaigns to Facebook and Twitter
Miami Herald: Sink backs adoption by gays, lesbians
SPT: Let gays adopt when it's in child's 'best interest,' says Florida CFO Alex Sink

GEORGIA

AJC: Richardson a wonderful man,' say neighbors

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Quinn, Durbin discuss benefits of Ill. prison housing Gitmo detainees
WSJ: Illinois Prison Weighed for Transfers
NYT: Illinois Site May Be Path to Closing Guantnamo
Chicago Tribune: U.S. prison officials to tour Thomson Monday

Chicago Sun-Times: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat
Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Democrats worry about losing Senate seat

Chicago Tribune: Quinn, Hynes meet up for Democratic governor debate

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Klobuchar Bests Franken, Bachmann Among Minnesota Voters

PENNSYLVANIA

Reporter: Specter talks transit, health care

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: GOP's quest: budget options
Columbus Dispatch: Vote to delay tax cut wins GOP duo mixed reviews

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Standish likely out for Gitmo prison
Detroit FP: State's still in running for Gitmo detainees

MISSOURI

McClatchy: Graves' position on Cuba is scrutinized

TENNESSEE

AP: Tennessee budget hearings get under way amid bleak forecasts

SOUTH CAROLINA

Fits: Two New Polls Show Graham Tanking

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Passionate sense of right and wrong drives Capuano
Boston Globe: Pagliuca sees a role for lobbyists

MARYLAND

Diamondback: Ehrlich weighs 2010 gubernatorial bid
CQ Politics: Freshman Navigates Different Shores

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa Poll: Low rating for Culver reveals vulnerability

WISCONSIN

Fox6: Republican candidate Scott Walker reacts to Barrett's candidacy

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November 15, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Palin retakes center stage on book tour
NYT: Memoir Is Palin’s Payback to McCain Campaign
WaPo: Is Palin's book tour merely an opening chapter?
Examiner: Sarah Palin shocked that Bristol was sexually active
AP: Palin: I didn't know Bristol was having sex
AP: Palin 'devastated' by kid's pregnancy
Politico: McCain camp: Palin account 'all fiction'
Politico: Sarah Palin's five book tour goals
Hill: McCain gets signed copy of Palin book
AP: Clinton: Would look forward to coffee with Palin
Examiner: Sarah Palin to visit Army bases
Max Blumenthal: Sarah Palin, the GOP's blessing and curse
Telegraph UK: Sarah Palin – Is she more of a threat to Oprah than Obama?
Fox: The Power of Sarah Palin
Power Line: The Times Snarks Sarah Palin

AJC: Mike Huckabee and the high cost of presidential campaigns
News & Observer: Huckabee sees GOP gains in U.S. House

CQ Politics: Top GOP Challengers Pass Conservative Litmus Test

WaPo: Report: Bill would reduce senior care
WaPo: Health insurers could be allowed to bypass some key reforms
AP: Republican bashes Dems over health care proposals
Hill: Kirk pushes GOP health proposals
Wash Times: GOP sees little outreach in health care debate
Hill: Gregg: GOP unsure of exact cost of Senate health alternatives
NYT: In House, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists
Politico: CMS: House bill increases health care costs
Hill: CMS: House health bill will hike costs $289B
Hill: Few Dems in big races jump headlong into backing health bill

NYT: World Leaders Agree to Delay a Deal on Climate Change
LA Times: Idea takes hold for 2-step climate pact
WSJ: APEC Leaders Scale Back Climate Deal
WaPo: Copenhagen talks unlikely to yield climate accord, leaders told
Politico: Barack Obama presses world leaders on climate

NYT: Investigators Study Tangle of Clues on Fort Hood Suspect
Politico: Obama: Full Ft. Hood story must be told
Hill: House, Senate panels ready to investigate Fort Hood shootings
Hill: Obama: Don't turn the Fort Hood shootings into 'political theater'
American Thinker: How America created the Fort Hood shooter
American Thinker: Fort Hood and the Academic Apologists

NYT: High Costs Weigh on Troop Debate for Afghan War

NYT: Portrait of 9/11 Jackal Emerges as He Awaits Trial
WaPo: Assembling defense team will be among the initial challenges
WaPo: 9/11 trial could become a parable of right and wrong
Hill: Daniel Pearl's family opposes Justice decision to try KSM in federal court

Politico: Bob Bauer's credentials challenged
Politico: Greg Craig: 'I still think we were right'

Hill: Senate Democrats want U.S. residency for kin of immigrant service members

NYT: Obama Backers Fear Opportunities to Reshape Judiciary Are Slipping Away

WaPo: Federal oversight of subways proposed

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYDN: Paterson rips lawmakers, threatens to keep reps in session until budget reached
Albany TU: Longer wait for state's cash
NY Post: Joe Bru-motivator: 270G for speeches not payola: pal
NYDN: Bruno golf outing with Cablevision's Dolan may have derailed West Side Stadium plan
NYDN: Ex-undercover Mafia buster, Michael 'Mikey Suits' Grimm, seeks SI congressional seat
Watertown DT: Dede Scozzafava sadder, wiser after bruising political race
Watertown DT: Owens starts to hire congressional staff

NEW JERSEY



Daily Record: Speculation rampant on jobs in Christie administration
Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie flashes his personal N.J. style
Russ Schriefer: An insider's view of Christie's N.J. victory
APP: Shore delivers for Gov.-elect Christie: Vote totals boost Shore's influence
Paul Mulshine: N.J. suburbs still get no respect
Star-Ledger: N.J. latest stop in health care tour

NY Post: Stay tuned for 'Sen. Dobbs'

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Gov.-elect McDonnell announces senior advisers to transition team
Richmond TD: Budget boss a top concern
WaPo: Robertson's remarks put McDonnell in a bind

CALIFORNIA




NYT: Demographic Shifts Change Political Lines
LA Times: The real political rift, a Times/USC poll reveals, is between east and west
LA Times: Two GOP rivals vie for dominance in race to replace Mike Duvall
LA Times: Young conservative activist Hannah Giles speaks in Santa Barbara
McClatchy: Political battle simmers on counting noncitizens in census
Mercury News: Poizner's claims as insurance commissioner questioned
Daily Breeze: As challengers line up, it looks like Boxer could `luck out' again

TEXAS

Austin AS: Hutchison prepares to fight on two fronts
Houston Chronicle: Hutchison staying in Senate while running for gov
Dallas MN: Influential legislator McCall plans not to seek re-election

FLORIDA

Jack Observ: Greer Likely to Remain GOP Chairman
St. Pete Times: Conservatives invite Rubio to be keynote speaker at Washington event
Herald Tribune: Go right or do right? Crist should pick the latter
Miami Herald: Miami power vacuum is big break for new mayor Toms Regalado

GEORGIA

AJC: On Glenn Richardson and the agony of victory

ILLINOIS

Hill: Kirk looks to halt transfer of Gitmo detainees to Illinois
WSJ: Illinois Prison May House Guantanamo Detainees
Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois prison in running to house Gitmo detainees

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Tim Pawlenty hard to pin down on health care reform
Star Tribune: The Economist: American voters, meet 'T-Paw'

Guardian UK: The new wave of female firebrands striking fear into liberal America

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Perzel accused of 'dirty tricks' on GOP, too
Pittsburgh PG: Corbett gains political edge
York DR: Perzel amassed power because he delivered, legislators say

OHIO


Cleveland PD: What posturing on the budget may cost Ohio Senate Republicans
Cleveland PD: Obama approval rating at 45 percent in Ohio

MICHIGAN

DetFP: Billions for state, but where are jobs? Stimulus awards have brought little help

MISSOURI

Wash Times: Ike Skelton a Truman Democrat in Pelosi's House

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Gibbons campaigns in E. Tenn.
Knox News: News on state budget grim

NORTH CAROLINA

Sanford Herald: Wicker 'reassessing' whether he'll run for Senate in 2010

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: DeMint wields influence: He gets Obama to back down on Honduras

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Pagliuca presses Capuano, Coakley on health care bill
Boston Globe: Senate race slow to grab small town's attention

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: GOP Senate candidates playing it safe on health care

KENTUCKY

Cincinnati Enquirer: Beshear calls for 6% budget cuts

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Md. GOP picks Audrey Scott to be chairwoman

COLORADO

Denver Post: With friends like Tancredo, happy Dems are here again
Westword: Dick Wadhams on Tom Tancredo's impending run for governor

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: GOP Senate hopefuls look to cut through the noise

KANSAS

KC Star: In Senate race, can Tiahrt catch Moran?




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