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October 7, 2009


LA Times: Schwarzenegger becomes latest Republican to back Obama's healthcare plan
WaPo: Reform Gets Conditional GOP Support
NYT: An Effort to Put Republican Comments in a Republican Context
WaPo: As Health Vote Nears, Fellow Lawmakers Wonder Where Snowe Will Fall
WaPo: Republicans to Baucus: We Need CBO, JCT Experts for Vote on Health Bill
NYT: 4 Senators Concerns Reflect Health Care Challenge
WSJ: State-Run Health Plans Garner Support
WSJ: Health Care and the 'Predator State'
WSJ: The Lesson of State Health-Care Reforms
American Spectator: Healthcare Reform for the "Party of No"
Dick Morris: Snowe and Lincoln will determine everything
Newt Gingrich: Will President Obama Veto Health Reform?

Hill: GOP is ready to support Obama on Afghan troops
NYT: Obama Rules Out Large Reduction in Afghan Force
WaPo: Afghan Strategy Divides Lawmakers
WSJ: Obama and the General
NYDN: Sarah Palin Urges President Obama to boost troop buildup in Afghanistan
WaPo: For Antiwar Protesters, the Cause Isn't Lost
Politico: NRCC hits Pelosi for Afghan remarks
Hill: NRCC: Gen. McChrystal should put Speaker Pelosi 'in her place'

Politico: Senate OKs $626B defense budget

WSJ: Jobless Rate Is Key to Fate of Democrats in 2010
NYT: Support Builds for Tax Credit to Encourage Hiring

ZDNet: GOP protest net neutrality rules, fearing a chilling effect on broadband investment
AP/Tessler: Net neutrality rules face mounting GOP opposition

WSJ: House Pushes Ahead on Financial-Rules Overhaul

Wash Times: Feingold hits Obama's use of 'czars'
Hill: White House snubs Sen. Feingold

NYT: Senate Confirms Key Civil Rights Post
Ruth Marcus: Advise and Stall: Senate Republicans Are Holding Up Key Nominees

NYT: Court Hears Free-Speech Case on Dogfight Videos
WaPo: Court Wary of Ban On Cruelty Videos
NYT: Democrats Working to Overturn Justices on Age Bias
WSJ: War Memorials and the Constitution
NYT: Editorial: The Constitution and the Cross

NYT: Report Critical of Scope of Immigration Detention
NYT: Immigration Hard-Liner Has His Wings Clipped
Michael Gerson: Losing the Latino Vote: In the Long Run, the GOP Must Be Inclusive

NYT: Acorn Chief Denounces Air of McCarthyism
Dana Milbank: The Forest, the Trees and ACORN
Wash Times: Firefighters lose large grant to ACORN
Wash Times: ACORN leader stops apologizing

NYT: Gay Marriage Bill Introduced in D.C.
Time: Gay Weddings in Washington By Winter?

James Taranto: Don't Laugh, CNN Reports

CQ Politics: Republicans Seek Diversity Through Recruitment


NYT: Federal Prosecutors to Call 2 Reporters in Bruno Trial
Albany TU: Bruno witness list sets up blueprint for trial
NYDN: Powerful players on Bruno witness list
Buffalo News: Witness lists released for Bruno case

NYT: Paterson Orders Additional Cuts
Albany TU: Paterson: $500M in cuts just a start
AP: Paterson orders $500M cut in state agency spending
NY Post: Gov's $lim-fast plan: Orders cuts to trim monster deficit by 25%
Buffalo News: Paterson orders state agencies to cut spending by 11%
NY Post: Cost-wary Ravitch in $lash clash with gov

NYT: City of 8 Million Was a Ghost Town at the Polls

NYT: Ex-Political Boss Pleads Guilty in Pension Case
NY Post: Cuomo is tightening the noose on Hank Morris

NYDN: Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's pension board reform push


Rasmussen: New Jersey Governors Race A Toss-Up: Christie 47%, Corzine 44%
NY Post: NJ gov race a dead heat
CQ Politics: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Lunacy
American Spectator: Acting Like a Bunch of Christies
Philadelphia Inquirer: Christie defends lack of details in platform
AP/Delli Santi: Christie gets environmental endorsement
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine, Christie receive out-of-state donations that sidestep state law
Star-Ledger: Donors sidestep campaign-finance laws


WSJ: White House Steps Back in Virginia Race
AP/Lewis: Whitman cancels; McDonnell lines up McCain, Holtz
WaPo: Road Plans Differ in Details, Not Chances
Politico: Deeds points finger at Washington
Richmond TD: Kaine says its time for Deeds to make the sale


LA Times: Governor in showdown with lawmakers
SF Chronicle: Lawmakers slam Schwarzenegger over veto threat
NYT: Californias Zigzag on Welfare Rules Worries Experts

SacBee: Obama's approval rating slips to 60 percent in California

SacBee: Whitman camp seeks to verify voting history
SacBee: Meg Whitman's voting history


AP: Hutchison says political contributions too large
AP/Gamboa: Cell phone jamming bill advances

NYT: DeLay Is Tapped Out From Dancing


CQ Politics: GOPs Webster May Challenge Floridas Grayson
Orlando Sentinel: Crotty's out -- but other Republicans may want to take on Grayson
St. Pete Times: Bold politician's tough talk won't `die quickly'

Buzz: Charlie Crist courting Pinellas, Hillsborough Republicans
Miami Herald: Rubio boasts of success in fundraising

Miami Herald: Economists warn of another big budget deficit for Florida


WSJ: Violent Deaths Shock Chicago Into Action


AP/Glover: Top Iowa candidates? It's anyone's guess


NYT: For Sen. Specter, the Perils of a Changing Climate

Philadelphia Inquirer: New Pa. budget dispute: $12 million in "walking around money"
AP/Levy: Pa. Senate says yes; budget bills headed to House


AP/Martin: Mich. House starts tax votes; more likely to come
Rush Limbaugh: Michigan Governor Granholm and the Chickification of Job Loss


NYT: Ensign Denies Impropriety and Says He Wont Quit
AP: Ensign says he complied with ethics rules and laws
Politico: Coburn: I'll tell Ethics about Ensign
Politico: Coburn shifts on Ensign scandal

CQ Politics: Heck Swaps Nevada Governor Race for Titus Challenge
AP/Garcia: Heck announces bid for NV's 3rd congressional seat


CBS: Popular Republican Castle to Seek Biden Senate Seat
LA Times: Biden's old Senate seat eyed by son Beau, top Republican challenger
Wash Times: Castle boosts GOP prospects in Del.
CQ Politics: Is Castle Running Ahead Only on Name Recognition?
Hill: GOP scores top Senate recruit in Castle


WSJ: Arizona Sheriff's Powers Cut


AP: Contract Approval Averts Shutdown in R.I.


October 6, 2009


NYT: Former Bush Health Secretary Thompson Praises the Senate Finance Bill
WSJ: Insurers Fight Bid to Ease Penalties in Health Bill
NYT: Obama Reaches Past Congress for Health Care Support
NYT: In Debate on Health, Its Coverage vs. Cost
WaPo: Vote on Key Health Bill Delayed for Cost Report
WaPo: U.S. Losing Ground on Preventable Deaths
WaPo: That'll Be $418 For Use of the Examining Room
NYT: For N.I.H. Chief, Issues of Identity and Culture
Politico: House feels left out on health care
Hill: Doctors make White House call to back Obama ahead of key Senate vote
Hill: Steele takes shot at AMA's credibility
Wash Times: Public-option backers press moderate Dems
Stephen Moore: Health Care in Zombieland: The public option is back from the dead

WSJ: Political Alliances Shift in Fight Over Climate Bill
Wash Times: Climate bill backers quit Chamber of Commerce

Hill: President summons congressional leaders on Afghanistan strategy
Politico: Obama to meet with GOP, Dem leaders on Afghanistan
Hill: McCain believes Obama will agree with generals, increase troops in Afghanistan
Pat Buchanan: The Generals' War

Reuters: Republicans seek study before FCC Web rules

Politico: CIA probe may move faster without Kit Bond

NYT: As Job Loss Rises, Obama Aides Act to Fix Safety Net

CQ Politics: Lobbyists Stew After Being Bounced From Boards

NYT: Ideas for Immigrant Detention Include Converting Hotels and Building Models

Wash Times: Civil Rights pick to get Senate vote

NYT: Justices Decline to Hear Some 2,000 Cases
WaPo: Sotomayor Takes Active Role on Court's First Day

WSJ: Acorn Woes Hit Union, Democrats
Hill: House Republican calls for special prosecutor to investigate ACORN

George Will: An Olympic Ego Trip
Rush Limbaugh: Overprotective Media Defends Obama From Olympic Criticism

NYT: McCains 08 Strategist Heads Merged Lobby Firm

Politico: Poll: Stimulus views vary by race

Wash Times: Analysts: GOP to gain many seats in '10

Politico: Newt Gingrich: Tim Pawlenty 'should run'

WaPo: The Palin Wars: Part LXII

Huck: We Can Have Different Points of View, But We Shouldn't Have Different Standards

Bay Buchanan: Beware of the Republican Establishment


NY Post: GOP mailers tie Paterson to state Dems
NY Post: Paterson issues challenge to 2010 candidates

Albany TU: New NRCC ad in the 23rd: Pelosi springs eternal

AP/Bauman: NY's junior senator treads a political minefield

Wash Times: Rangel rakes in cash from island rum scrum
Politico: Charlie Rangel rides out storm -- so far

NYT: The Thompson and Bloomberg Inner Circles


CNN: Poll: New Jersey gubernatorial race a virtual tie
AP: Gov. Jon Corzine pulls even with Chris Christie in N.J. Gov race, poll shows
CQ Politics: Corzine Has Momentum


CQ Politics: McDonnell Holds Double-Digit Lead in Virginia
USA Today: Virginia race seen as referendum on Obama
Politico: Johnson sorry for mocking Deeds


CQ Politics: California: Whitman Questions Voting Story
SF Chronicle: Whitman won't fund raise for Virginia gubernatorial candidate
CNN: Whitman targeted as McDonnell fundraiser canceled


Star-Telegram: Hutchison snags backing by Texas Farm Bureau
Dallas MN: Perry team stretches facts to talk down Farm Bureaus backing of Hutchison


Politico: Karl Rove donates to Rubio in Florida


Human Events: Chicago's 2nd Amendment Chokehold

CQ Politics: Eye on the Senate: Kirk Raises $1.6 Million
Chicago Tribune: Kirk says $1.6 million raised for Senate in last 3 months
Chicago Sun-Times: Kirk, Hoffman release U.S. Senate fund-raising totals


WSJ: The Democrats' New Bob Casey Problem: Will ObamaCare fund abortions?
AP/Scolforo: Senate plans votes on new set of Pa. budget bills
Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: GOP dilemma


NYT: In Aftermath of Failed Execution, Ohio Governor Orders Postponement of 2 Others

CQ Politics: Ohio: Dailey Wants Second Shot At Space


Detroit FP: Michigan job growth seen in late 2011


Florida TU: Graham: Glenn Beck Doesn't Represent the Republican Party


Boston Globe: GOPs Baker raises $540,000 toward governors campaign


Politico: Louisiana Dems file FEC complaint against David Vitter
NYT: Amount Embezzled From Acorn Is Disputed


Wash Times: Challenge to appointed Colorado senator roils Democrats


CQ Politics: Daugaard Kicks Off South Dakota Governor Campaign


CQ Politics: Moran Expands Lead Over Tiahrt


CQ Politics: Ayotte Holds Lead in New Hampshire Senate Race
Hill: GOP leads in race for Gregg seat


Hill: Feds expand case against Renzi


Rasmussen: 2010 Kentucky Senate: Early Match-ups Suggest Tight Race for GOP Vacancy


October 5, 2009


NYT: The G.O.P. Campaign Message in a Word: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Wash Times: Jobless benefits expire as health debate rages

Hill: Reid, Baucus ready to split on public option as vote nears
Hill: Dems face choices on public option plans
LA Times: Obama quietly tries to shore up Senate support for public option
NYDN: Public option is alive and well: Schumer insists it still has healthy chance of passing
WSJ: Medical-Device Makers Push to Cut New Fees in Health Bill
NYT: A Senate Democrat With a Central Role
WaPo: Democrats Wyden, Rockefeller Withhold Support of Panel's Bill
Hill: House leaders prepare to wrestle with question of taxes to pay for healthcare
Human Events: Health Reform Loopholes for Illegals
WSJ: Opting Out of Medicare
WaPo: States Resist Medicaid Growth
Politico: Baucus bill may be far from the final word
Politico: Cornyn: Bill breaks Obama's promise
OnPoint: Bill Frist on Health Care Reform
Gov. Bobby Jindal: The Conservative Case for Reform
Lanny Davis: Universal coverage, private competition and reduced deficits

WSJ: Political Alliances Shift in Fight Over Climate Bill
WaPo: Hurdles Remain on Climate Change Goals
Politico: Big business pushes for climate action
Hill: Ag groups unhappy with Senate climate bill
Hill: Boxer claims climate bill could bring billions to the U.S. economy
WSJ: Turning the carbon screws on businesses so they lobby Congress for cap and trade

NYT: New Court Term Hints at Views on Regulating Business
Wash Times: Justices to grapple with guns, crime
WaPo: Editorial: Dogs, Videos and Violence

WSJ: Google and the Problem With 'Net Neutrality'

Politico: Mitch McConnell: Bailout 'succeeded'
NYT: Report on Bailouts Says Treasury Misled Public
Wash Times: Report: Bernanke, Paulson misled on bailouts
Hill: TARP overseer: No undue pressure on BofA, Merrill Lynch
WSJ: Time for a TARP Exit Strategy
NYT: Program to Buy Bad Assets Nearly in Place, U.S. Says
WSJ: Clunkers in Practice
Politico: Skepticism about second stimulus

Hill: Congress uses spending bills to halt closing of Guantanamo Bay prison
Hill: House liberals float bill to bar 'surge' of troops for Afghanistan war
NYT: Voice of Bushs Pentagon Becomes Harder to Hear
Jed Babbin: Lyndon Baines Obama

Ross Douthat: Inequality as Usual

Politico: Basking in Olympic snub risky for GOP
Paul Krugman: The Politics of Spite

WSJ: FreedomWorks Harnesses Growing Activism on the Right
CQ Politics: Groups Flourish in Opposition

Politico: GOP leaders to Michael Steele: Back off

Hill: FEC reports put pressure on candidates

Human Events: Why Is NRCC Backing Liberals?


NYT: In Quiet Mayoral Race, a Union Emerges as a Voice Against Bloomberg
AP/Kugler: Asians gain power in NYC elections
AP/Virtanen: Ex-judges deny partisan politics
Albany TU: Apple jaunt on state sours ethics


NYT: Corzines Wall Street Rsum Loses Value for Voters
Star-Ledger: N.J. governor's race provides local focus on national health care debate
AP/Mulvihill: Looking at NJ guv debate through a different lens
Politico: Dems see rise in Jersey, fade in Va.


WaPo: McDonnell Launches New TV Ad on Transportation
Richmond TD: DNC giving Deeds additional $1 million
Politico: DNC, Tim Kaine boost Creigh Deeds's coffers
CQ Politics: Another Million-Dollar Boost for Deeds
WaPo: Warner to Campaign for Deeds Again
WaPo: Editorial: Virginia's Electoral Farce


SacBee: California governor's race travels the information superhighway
SF Chronicle: Campaign aides steal show in governor's race
George Skelton: The arrogance may be Whitman's
SacBee: Clinton's endorsement of Newsom a slap at Brown?
WSJ: California Blunts Budget Cuts
Dan Walters: California's highways are in a sad state


Dallas MN: FBI investigates Perry claim of Internet hackers
AP/Root: FBI probes disruption of Perry's site
AP: Hutchison getting Farm Bureau endorsement
Amarillo: GOP resigned to making strides


Daytona Beach: Meek works AFL-CIO crowd in race for U.S. Senate
Orlando Sentinel: Oil, gas drilling off Florida coast? Lawmaker's plan spurs debate


McClatchy: Chambliss giving less to other candidates


Daily Herald: GOP's Lincoln Series gives women a crash course in public service


CQ Politics: Siefert Tops Minnesota GOP Straw Poll
Hill: Rep. McCollum counters ACORN vote


CQ Politics: Wisconsin Gubernatorial Hopefuls a Blank Slate


Bloomberg: Pennsylvanias Rendell Seeks to Salvage $28 Billion Budget Deal
AP/Levy: Pa. House takes break from 11-hr debate over games
Pittsburgh TR: Sestak hopes to sweep Specter aside for Senate seat


Akron BJ: Strickland tax freeze a tax hike
AP: Wealthiest Ohioans hit hardest by tax-cut delay


Hill: Granholm: Health, climate bills could boost Michigan's economy
Detroit News: Editorial: Fixing the budget battle


St. Louis PD: Calamity Jane strikes again


AP: NC elections board's power has grown over decade


State: Sanford leaves South Carolina constituents cold


Wash Times: Ethics panel may open probe of Ensign
Hill: Senators mum as Ensign probe in preliminary stage
Politico: Isolation grows for John Ensign
WaPo: Editorial: The Real Sen. Ensign


NYT: A Senate Candidate Accustomed to Being Thrown in the Ring


October 4, 2009


WaPo: For Roberts, Alito, a New Visibility

WSJ: Obama: Health Plan Will Boost Economy
NYT: Health Overhaul Is Drawing Close to Floor Debate
AP/Babington: Obama links job growth to health plan
NYT: A Heated Debate Is Dividing Generations in AARP
WaPo: Discrimination by Insurers Likely Even With Reform, Experts Say
Hill: Olympic blow comes at a bad time for Obama as healthcare on the line
Human Events: Lacking 'Public Option,' Senate Obamacare Bill Still Bad
AJC: GOPs ex-Senate leader Bill Frist says he backs health reform
WaPo: Editorial: A Health Bill Moves

NYT: After More Job Losses, Democrats Move to Extend Benefits

NYT: Detainees Case Illustrates Bind of Prisons Fate

Kathleen Parker: Defining Deviancy Down
George Will: Obama's Looking Glass
Steven Hayward: Is Conservatism Brain-Dead?

Hill: Analysis: 'Fits and starts' could give Dems fits in 2010 campaign

Wash Times: Pawlenty sounds like a candidate for 2012

Pittsburgh TR: Palin vs. the GOP establishment
CSM: Palin, Limbaugh, Beck now its Republicans seeing the downside
NYT: A Vote of No Confidence for Palin


Hill: Club for Growth goes off script in New York special election
ADE: Congressional candidate Scozzafava talks jobs, spending

NYT: Voters Like Mayor, but Not His Path to 3rd Run
AP/Kugler: Billionaire NYC mayor tops $64M on campaign

NYDN: High cost of runoff elections has some in Albany thinking it's time to end them


AP: N.J. gubernatorial candidates Corzine, Christie took unusual political paths


WaPo: Deeds: From Patching Fence to Straddling It


Mercury News: Can Meg Whitman's eBay success translate in Sacramento?
Politico: Nerd surge: Tech execs flock to ballot
Dan Walters: California water deal very close? Perhaps not


AP/Shannon: DeLay does legal limbo in money laundering case


AP: Funeral held for Okla.'s first GOP governor


St. Pete Times: Money not only talks, it'll answer questions


AP/Wills: Ill. GOP recruits minorities for longshot races


Pioneer Press: Seifert wins state GOP straw poll
KSFY: Rep. Marty Seifert Wins MN Republican Straw Poll
AP: Pawlenty isn't taking Minn. governor's race sides


Pittsburgh TR: Sestak says he's gaining ground in race for Arlen Specter's job
Politico: Sestak: Specter puts politics ahead of governing

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell chides Democrats for undoing budget deal


Cleve PD: Tax will fix Ohio's budget; nothing will fix Democrats' political problems
Dayton Daily News: Tax hike a gift from Strickland to Republicans


Mlive: Reading between the lines of Michigan's budget politics
Detroit FP: Editorial: How Michigan can find billions for the budget


Boston Globe: Field of AG candidates emerges

ProJo: New England GOP leaders meet in Newport


WaPo: NV-Senate: Lowden Announces Against Reid


CQ Politics: South Dakota Secretary of State to Challenge Herseth Sandlin


Louisville CJ: Republican Sen. Buford gives to Beshear
Lexington HL: Republican donates to Beshear


October 3, 2009


Wash Times: September a downer for jobs; unemployment near 10%
WSJ: The Young and the Jobless
James Taranto: Out of Work? Blame Reagan.

WaPo: Reid's at the Reins in Health-Care Battle | Harry Reid Bio
Wash Times: Senate panel close to moving health bill to floor vote
WSJ: Snowe Vote Looms in the Health Battle
WaPo: In House, War of Words Over Health Care Cools
NYT: Panel Finishes Work on Health Bill Amendments
WaPo: Text of the America's Healthy Future Act (pdf)
Hill: Former Senate GOP Leader Frist: 'I would end up voting for' the healthcare bill
NYT: Democrats Thrilled by (Former) Majority Leaders Comment
Rush Limbaugh: If Obamacare Passes, Can We Repeal It with a Win in 2010?

Hill: Republican leaders to Obama: Net neutrality regulations are harmful
WaPo: House GOP Leaders Complain to Obama About Net Neutrality

NYT: Obama Aide Concedes Climate Law Must Wait

AP/Margasak: Obama lags behind predecessor in filling court vacancies

WSJ: Democrats Weigh Extending Key Parts of Stimulus

WSJ: Full-Court Press by White House Fails to Sway Committee
WSJ: The Agony of Olympic Defeat: Interests trump charm or likability in world affairs
WaPo: For Obama, No Payoff From Gamble of a Personal Pitch
Wash Times: Obama's failed appeal for Chicago Games seen as 'teachable moment'
Rush Limbaugh: The Ego Has Landed: A Racist World Wants Barack Obama to Fail

WSJ: Acorn Housing Fails to Win U.S. Funding

WSJ: Right Helps Obama With Left

NYT: Polling Firms Reprimand Rattles News Media

NYT: Chamber Seeks Scrutiny of OSHA Pick

AP: Todd Palin resigns from oil job
Politico: Schmidt: Palin would be catastrophic
Salon: McCain tries to change GOP, while aide disses Palin

KEYC: Pawlenty's PAC to Host $5000 a Plate Fundraiser in Washington Next Month

Politico: Rush Limbaugh on David Brooks: 'JEALOUS'

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows


Albany TU: Scozzafava accentuates the positive in first TV ad
NY Post: Gov: Senate health bill a $1B slap at NY
NYDN: Sen. Dean Skelos turns down chance to box Sen. Malcolm Smith for charity
NYT: Focus on Rangel, a Chairman Under Investigation
NYT: Bloomberg Spares No Expense in Mayoral Race
Albany TU: Pataki takes his place in history


NYT: Can Christie Hold Lead? Devil May Be in Lack of Budget Details
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine, GOP candidate Christie bloodied during debate
Star-Ledger: A fact-check on the N.J. gubernatorial debate
CJ: Christie further defines gubernatorial goals at RVCC affordability forum


Richmond TD: TV ad wars heat up in governors race
Virginian-Pilot: State employees appear in ad for McDonnell
AP/Lewis: New gubernatorial ads address thesis, gender
WTVR: New Ads Defend McDonnell on Women
Richmond TD: Warner most popular Va. governor of past two decades
WaPo: Schweitzer: Dems Have Better Shot in New Jersey


SF Chronicle: Whitman supported GOP nemesis Boxer in '04
SF Chron: "Darned good" Republican Whitman endorsed U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2003
Mercury News: Whitman called Democrat Boxer 'courageous leader' in 2004
OC Register: Whitman Q&A Pt. 2: Tax cuts and state layoffs
OC Register: Whitman Q&A Pt. 1: The reluctant voter
OC Register: GOP candidate hopes to outrun the ghost of her voting past

Contra Costa Times: Poizner pitches platform to Fremont businesses

WSJ: Sleeping on Job Is Political Rite in Sacramento
NYT: California Seeks Money for Bullet Train
WSJ: Don't Blame Voters for California's Budget Woes


Dallas MN: Is Rick Perry courting the "crazies"?
AP: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: Conservative enough?
Lubbock AJ: Benkiser's resignation helps clear path for GOP

NYT: Texas Battle on Gay Marriage Looms
Star-Telegram: D-FW activists applaud gay divorce ruling; GOP leaders back appeal


Tulsa World: Coburn's story on his role changes


Miami Herald: Crist asks PSC to hold off on utility rate case
Buzz: Crist blasts criticism of his nominee as 'despicable personal destruction'
St. Pete Times: Suddenly, things aren't so sunny for Crist


AJC: First it was Mitt Romney, next it was Lindsey Graham


Politico: Why did Chicago lose?


Politico: Pence woos conservatives
Wash Times: Pence: No plans for 2012 Oval Office run


Star Tribune: GOP gubernatorial hopefuls out in force
Star Tribune: Same song, very conservative verses
KSTP: GOP Gubernatorial Race Kicks Off


Pittsburgh PG: Poll shows Toomey has narrow lead over Specter
Politico: Sestak: Specter puts politics ahead of governing

Philadelphia Inquirer: House approves bill, Pa. budget deal is off


Cleve Scene: The company Kasich keeps


Detroit FP: Transcript of Rep. Candice Miller's remarks in the Republican response


KC Star: Kit Bond co-authors book on SE Asia, says U.S. needs to pay more attention
KC Star: Nixon team spinning out of control


AP/Robertson: NC GOP chairman's lawsuit settled out of court


Hill: McConnell approves DeMint trip


Boston Globe: State lags badly on stimulus spending
Boston Globe: In politics, money cant always buy you love
Boston Globe: Capuano attacks front-runner Coakley


WSJ: Ensign's Senate Prospects Grow Cloudy
Las Vegas RJ: Ensign back in the spotlight
NYT: Inquiries on Senator Ensign Are Anticipated
NYT: Senate Republican Leader Silent on Ensign
WaPo: GOP Leader Tight-Lipped on Ensign
Politico: New pressure for John Ensign ethics inquiry
Hill: GOP aides say probes to decide Ensign fate


Politico: Barkley: Alabama not ready for Artur Davis
NYT: Alabama: No Evidence of Misconduct


WaPo: Ehrlich Keeps Marylanders Guessing in 2010 Race


October 2, 2009


Politico: John McCain's mission: A GOP makeover

NYT: Republicans Call Health Legislation a Tax Increase
Wash Times: Senate panel keeps health bill intact
Politico: Senate Dems will push public option on floor
Las Vegas RJ: Reid: Final health bill will have a 'public option'
Hill: Senate Finance Committee approves state-based public options
Hill: Snowe, Democrats unite on crucial healthcare deal
Hill: Pelosi moves to center on public health option
Hill: Senators reject five-year wait for immigrant healthcare
WSJ: Insurance Executive Pay Curbed in Health Bill
WSJ: Insurers Drop Some Medicare Plans As Rules Tighten
WSJ: Doctors Fight Penalty for Heavy Test Use
NYT: Senate Panel Softening Insurance Penalties
Politico: Boehner hasn't met "anyone" who backs public option
WSJ: A Real Employee Free Choice Act
WaPo: Senate Committee Stays Late to Work on Health-Care Bill
NY Post: Corzine the canary: NJ, Va. could kill ObamaCare
American Spectator: GOP's Health Care Strategy Is Short-Sighted

WSJ: Climate-change legislation helps a few big utility companies, but costs most Americans
WSJ: Alaska Can Meet U.S. Energy Needs
American Spectator: Kerry'd Away on Cap and Trade

NYT: Bernanke, in Nod to Critics, Suggests Board of Regulators
WSJ: The Credit Crunch Continues
WaPo: New Data Raise Fears of a Post-Stimulus Hangover
Paul Krugman: Mission Not Accomplished

WSJ: Judge Orders Release of Cheney Interview in CIA Leak Case
WaPo: Government Ordered to Release Much of What Cheney Told Leak Investigators
Michael Mukasey: Intelligence Averts Another Attack

Politico: McDonough to be NSC chief of staff
WaPo: Deputy National Security Adviser Is Returning to Duty With the Navy

Wash Times: Senate nixes GOP bid to have generals testify
CQ Politics: McCain Rebuffed in Bid To Compel Afghanistan Testimony From Military
LA Times: GOP targets Obama's foreign policy

Politico: Dems postpone Homeland Security bill
CQ Politics: Lawmakers Preparing to Debate Movement of Gitmo Detainees
AP/Taylor: House spurns transfer of Guantanamo detainees

Hill: Appropriators miss deadline, hope to OK budget by Halloween

WSJ: Panel Split on Need to Probe VIP Loans

NYT: Agency Plans for Visa Push by Residents Made Legal

NYT: Support Appears to Drop for Abortion Rights
NYT: The Courts and Privacy

David Brooks: The Wizard of Beck

James Taranto: Triskaidekaphile: Roman Polanski's victim was only 13
Charles Krauthammer: Obama's French Lesson
Peggy Noonan: Keeping America Safe From the Ranters

CQ Politics: Gap Narrows for GOP in Party Identification

Rasmussen: Government Ethics Edges Out Economy As Top Issue Among Voters

Star Tribune: Pawlenty signs up national top team
Politico: Pawlenty preps 2012 campaign team
Hill: Pawlenty staffs PAC with Bush veterans

NYDN: Sarah Palin 'Going Rogue' goes No. 1 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin and Fox News Sell Because Conservatism is Popular

WSJ: Mitt Romney's Massachusetts Baggage

Philadelphia Inquirer: Santorum tests the 2012 waters in Iowa
AP/Glover: Santorum says he wants role in GOP's future


CQ Politics: Special Election: Republican Ahead in Race to Fill McHughs Seat
Oneida Dispatch: Scozzafava early leader in 23rd Congressional District
AP/Bauman: New poll shows GOP edge in NY House race
Albany TU: It's anyone's race in the 23rd
Albany TU: Scozzafava: Club for Growth ad is dishonest
NY Post: O strong in north poll

Albany TU: Memo puts layoffs in play
Albany TU: State workers expected buyout fails to materialize
NYDN: Deal could give New York State power over hundreds of public authorities

NYT: His Portrait Is Unveiled, but Patakis Not Looking
AP/Virtanen: Official portrait unveiled, Pataki avoids politics

NYT: Editorial: The State University Scandal


NYT: In New Jersey, a Sharp, Scrappy Debate
Bloomberg: Corzine Wont Make No-Tax Pledge as Christie Says Cut Spending
Star-Ledger: Debating N.J. Gov candidates attack on taxes, spending, personal issues
Politico: Christie and Corzine trade shots
CQ Politics: New Jersey Debate Almost Civil
WSJ: Chris Christie's Empty Campaign: The GOP candidate tries hard to lose in New Jersey
Hill: For Dems in Virginia and New Jersey, victory may come from going negative


Jim Gilmore: Is Virginia Purple?
WaPo: McDonnell Tops Deeds On TV Ad Spending
Hill: Air War: McDonnells thesis ad comforts GOP; others lukewarm
Richmond TD: Deeds, McDonnell each claim endorsements
Human Events: VA Businessmen Switch Donations From Dem to GOP in 2009
CQ Politics: Virginia Rep. Wolf Draws Democratic Challenger


PE: Whitman: 'We have to let the water flow'
Valley News: Whitman urges special session on water issues at Chamber luncheon
Dan Walters: Jerry Brown leads California governor's race -- at the moment

CQ Politics: DeVore Raises $700,000 Plus for California Senate Bid

LA Times: California to investigate ACORN videos
SacBee: California AG will look into ACORN flap

Hill: GOP tried to recruit hero pilot 'Sully' for 2010 Congress bid

LA Times: Climate summit delegates like state's planned carbon trading market


NYT: Texas Governor Defends Shakeup of Commission
Dallas MN: Judge calls Texas' gay-marriage ban into question
Dallas MN: Dallas judge paves way for gay couple to get divorce


Miami Herald: Crist gives PSC injection of `new blood' with two appointments
Miami Herald: PSC outsiders stressed their independence, watchdog skills

Miami Herald: Florida lobbyist tied to federal corruption probe

Miami Herald: Ex-Miami mayor Maurice Ferre expected to enter Senate race

Orlando Sentinel: GOP quiet on who might face Alan Grayson in 2010
Fox: Republican Leaders Call on Pelosi to Rein In Grayson


NYT: Southeast Drought Study Ties Water Shortage to Population, Not Global Warming
AJC: Gingrich recalls award offered to topless bar
Bob Barr: Here a Czar, there a Czar but so what?


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Hill: Kirk challenger nabs 'Da Endorsement' in Illinois Senate race
CapitolFax: Ditka endorses Hughes for Senate

Chicago Tribune: Murphy officially drops bid for Ill. governor
Daily Herald: Rep. Murphy to run for lieutenant governor


CBS: Toomey Now Leads Specter in New Pa. Poll
USA Today: Poll: Toomey may beat Specter, anyway
Salon: Specter now trailing Republican rival

Pittsburgh PG: Another state budget proposal collapses
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. budget deal appears jeopardized
Philadelphia Inquirer: Behind the state's budgetary chaos


Cleveland PD: Kasich turning to Sean Hannity to help raise campaign money in NE Ohio
Hill: Space's 2008 opponent takes on GOP spoiler role in 2010

Toledo Blade: Delay in Ohio tax cut could result in flip-flop charge
Columbus Dispatch: Halting tax cut is tricky politics
Columbus Dispatch: Taxes just became big political issue again

Dayton Daily News: Brown exits race for Ohio elections chief
AP/Majors: Ohio panel rules against congressional challenger


Detroit FP: Rep. Miller to give GOP radio address

Detroit News: Granholm to veto steep Medicaid, education cuts to budget
Detroit FP: Granholm says she'll veto parts; GOP withholds bills


KC Star: Missouri injured worker fund is in trouble


Chattanoogan: Alexander Says Health Care Mandates Ought To Protect Every State


News & Observer: Perdue tightens rules on gifts


Hill: Sen. Graham sees opportunity for GOP to stand with Obama
Hill: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras


Boston Globe: Agencies halt their immigrant scrutiny
Boston Globe: Pagliuca says hes outsider with insight


NYT: Senators Aid After Affair Raises Flags Over Ethics
CQ Politics: Nevada GOP Chairwoman Launches Reid Senate Challenge


Rasmussen: 2010 Delaware Senate: Castle 47%, Biden 42%


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Karl Rove: Obama Can't Outsource Afghanistan
WaPo: On War, Obama Could Turn to GOP
Wash Times: GOP: Let generals testify on Afghan war

NYT: Senate Panel Rejects Tightening of Abortion Restrictions
WSJ: GOP Antiabortion Provision in Health Bill Defeated
Wash Times: Senate panel blocks GOP's abortion, illegals measures
AP/Espo: Health bill survives attacks - vote by week's end?
Hill: New focus as the Democrats sense that healthcare clock ticking fast
Hill: Caucuses counting their votes on chances for public option for healthcare
NYT: House Leaders Trying to Give All Democrats a Say
NYT: Swiss Health Care Thrives Without Public Option
WSJ: How the U.S. Government Rations Health Care
Politico: Senators bristle over Reid's deal
Politico: Carper quietly devises third option
US News: Democrats Hope Snowe Will Vote Yes on Health Reform
Human Events: Canada's Health Care 'Refugees'
American Thinker: Subsidized Health Care: a view from the exam room
Wash Times: Cantor: Obama's not met with GOP leaders since May
Dana Milbank: GOP's Valiant Stand for Health Industry
Ann Coulter: More liberal lies about national health care
Rush Limbaugh: The Democrats' Secret Plan to Pass the Public Option by Next Thursday

WSJ: EPA Proposes Tough Greenhouse-Gas Rules for Big Industries
WaPo: EPA, Senate Take Aim at Greenhouse Gases
NYT: E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions
WSJ: Interior Department to Approve Seven Renewable-Energy Projects
WSJ: EPA Wants Greenhouse-Gas Limits for Big Emitters
Politico: Kerry takes marquee on climate bill
Hill: Kerry and Boxer launch climate debate
American Spectator: Freedom From Foreign Oil
George Will: Ugly Truths on Global Warming

WaPo: Justices to Decide if State Gun Laws Violate Rights
WSJ: High Court Agrees to Hear Gun-Rights Case
NYT: Justices Will Weigh Challenges to Gun Laws

Politico: John Boehner blasts Barack Obama's Olympic move

NYT: White House Proposes Changes in Bill Protecting Reporters Confidentiality

WSJ: White House Hears Public Pleas on Tax Code
WSJ: Stimulus Spending Doesn't Work
WSJ: Protecting the Credit Raters: Washington moves to maintain the AAA cartel
WaPo: Treasury Kicks Off Toxic-Asset Program
Hill: Dodd aims for January vote on financial regs

NYT: G.O.P. Seeks Grayson Apology, or Rebuke

NYT: Congress Passes Bill to Keep Government Running

Politico: GOP drafts anti-Rangel resolution

WSJ: U.S. Eases Grip Over Web Body

NYT: Henry Bellmon, Governor and Senator, Dies at 88

WSJ: Gov. Pawlenty Paves Way for a 2012 Run
Politico: Pawlenty preps 2012 campaign team

Politico: Palin co-author: Evangelical, partisan
Rush Limbaugh: Leftists Attack Sarah Palin's Book Before It's Even Printed!
CBS: Palin's "Going Rogue" Already a Bestseller
LA Times: Palin not a big draw on the lecture circuit
MarketWatch: Sarah Palin-mania could start up again

Boston Globe: McCain a booster as Romney works to win over skeptics
CNN: McCain helps former rival Romney raise big money

CQ Politics: Jindal Urges Republicans to Change Course


NYT: Paterson Says Hes Sure He Can Beat Giuliani, if It Comes to That
NYDN: Andrew Cuomo revs up talk of gubernatorial run with speech for Dems
Buffalo News: Cuomo sounds gubernatorial in Buffalo speech
NY Post: Foes: we're pals: Andy, gov dueling speeches
CQ Politics: Kennedy Refuses to Answer Paterson Question

Albany TU: Gillibrand backs new climate change bill

NY Post: WFP, Dems in fraud probe

NYT: Monserrate Companion Asserts Cuts Were Accidental
NYDN: Alleged victim Karla Giraldo cries and maybe lies on witness stand in Hiram trial


Star-Ledger: As debate beckons, Corzine closes gap
Star-Ledger: It's not debatable: Pressure's on Chris Christie tonight
AP: Poll: Christie's lead has shrunk in NJ gov race


Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%
Politico: Poll: Bob McDonnell pads lead over Creigh Deeds in Virginia
WaPo: On the Wilder Side of Politics, Picking None of the Above


LA Times: Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen step up to support Jerry Brown for CA governor
SacBee: Boxer revels in drive to cut carbon pollution


Dallas MN: Nonprofit group Perry founded to receive stimulus grant


Jax: Charlie Crist vs. Jeb Bush: Clash of the Titans?
Orlando Sentinel: LeMieux staffs up with Florida folks
Ocala: Rubio gathers support at Ocala luncheon


Athens BH: Editorial: Perdue continues to surprise on water issue


Hill: Primary to face Foster triggers bad memories for Illinois Republicans


Star Tribune: McCollum's 'ACORN' bill targets corporations that run afoul of law


AP: GOP candidate wins special Pa. Senate election
Pittsburgh PG: Climate bill gets cool Pa. reaction


Cleveland PD: Strickland wants to eliminate tax cut to address looming budget trouble


Detroit News: Brief state shutdown ends
Detroit FP: Deal reached after two hour state shutdown
NYT: Partial Shutdown Ended in Michigan


Slate: Can the GOP Unseat a 17-Term Democrat?
St. Louis PD: How Twitter has changed politics in Missouri, circa 2009


CNN: Corker: Canada, France have 'parasitic relationship' with US


Politico: Sex, scorn and videotape with John Edwards
BlueRidgeNow: Shuler should release information


WSJ: Suing in South Carolina: A Republican AG does pay to play
Hill: Wilson to stump for GOP candidates


NYT: Acorn to Stand Trial in Nevada Case


CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. Bass Measures 2010 Bid
CQ Politics: Ayotte Leading in New Hampshire


CQ Politics: Baker Adds Name to GOP Roster for Arkansas Senate




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