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October 31, 2009


Hill: Boehner slams '1,990 pages of bureaucracy' in GOP address
LA Times: Republicans Attack Size of House Health Care Bill
Hill: Boehner: House health bill would 'virtually eliminate' Medicare Advantage
AP/Lester: GOP urges simpler, less expensive health care plan
RedState: Palin boosts Boehners health care address
Hill: Rep. Miller: No amendments likely as healthcare reform bill moves forward
WSJ: CBO Rebuts Pros, Cons of Public Option
WaPo: Democrats challenged on cost of health bill
NYT: Report Criticizes Medicare Role in Fraud Investigations
McClat: House, Senate health care bills put limit on out-of-pocket expenses for consumers
Hill: Harkin warns Lieberman: Healthcare filibuster could put chairmanship at risk
Rush Limbaugh: Inside Pelosi's Health Care Bill

WaPo: Cap-and-trade mirage

NYT: Deal in Senate on Protecting News Sources
AP/Abrams: Compromise reached on media shield law

WaPo: White House trumpets reports on job creation
NYT: Schools Are Where Stimulus Saved Jobs, New Data Show
Wash Times: W.H. ties big job gains to stimulus: Republicans dispute numbers
Rush Limbaugh: Even State-Run Media Doesn't Buy Obama Lies on Stimulus Jobs

Wash Times: Bailout-deterrent bill scrutinized by both sides
Boston Globe: Financial bill under attack over loopholes

NYT: Obama Meets Joint Chiefs to Review Afghanistan Strategy
WaPo: Obama seeking options on forces: President looks to send fewer additional troops

Hill: GOP seizing on the leak of ethics probe details
NYT: Disclosure of List Threatens House Inquiries
WaPo: In Congress, a call to review internal cybersecurity policies
NYT: Editorial: The House Ethics Committee at Work
AP/Margasak: Ethics inquiry of House panel wider than thought
Politico: Ethics list heavy on defense spenders
Hill: Ethics probe may have a political price for lawmakers in 2010
Hill: Pelosi, Boehner vow to investigate House computer security

NYT: Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into U.S. by H.I.V.-Positive People

WSJ: Presidential Visitor List Is Released
White House: Visitor records
NYT: White House Visitors Log Lists Stars and C.E.O.s
Wash Times: Oprah, George Clooney among first White House visitors
Politico: Soros, Gore among W.H. visitors
Hill: White House visitor records show CEOs, celebs, familiar names

Politico: Dick Cheney: Joe Wilson's mission was 'Amateur Hour out at the CIA'
NYT: In 04 Interview, Cheney Denied C.I.A. Leak Role
WaPo: Cheney was hazy on role in CIA leak, FBI notes from '04 show
AP/Yost: Cheney to FBI: No idea on Plame leak

WSJ: State Death Taxes Are the Latest Worry

WaPo: Probe sought into how D.C. funds AIDS groups

WaPo: ACORN video creates new conservative star

Michael Barone: Four Races Will Test the Strength of Obama's Majority

Politico: Lieberman to stump for GOP in 2010

Politico: As expected, Palin won't go to Iowa

US News: Obama Proving a Drag in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York

Des Moines Register: Sundays talk show lineup


NYDN: Scozzafava Collapses, Republicans Refocus
CQ Politics: More GOP Backing for Hoffmans Third-Party House Bid in New York
WSJ: GOP Rift Bared in New York
NY Post: Giuliani's silent upstate nod
CNN: Pataki picks Hoffman
WSJ: Pataki Makes Surprise Endorsement in N.Y. House Race
Politico: Michael Steele: Doug Hoffman win is a GOP win
Hill: Rep. Issa switches from Scozzafava
Race4: Huckabee Explains Position on NY-23 Race
Colo Indep: Musgrave campaigning for Hoffman in New York
NYDN: Let The Finger-Pointing Begin
NYDN: NARAL Pro-Choice NY Mails For Dede
McClatchy: GOP identity crisis finds new home: Upstate New York
Marc Ambinder: What the NY-23 Special Election Is Really About
Hill: The Doug Hoffman Effect strikes in two key races for GOP
Albany TU: How NY-23 became a dead heat

WSJ: America's Ultimate Dead-End Job
NYT: Bloomberg and Corzine: 2 Leaders, Few Parallels
AP: Poll: Bloomberg has 15 point lead over Thompson

WSJ: Pay-to-Play Torts: Pension middlemen get investigated; lawyers get a pass

AP: Paterson says deficit up to $10B over next 2 years
Albany TU: Deficit alert increases to $3.2B


WSJ: A Dead Heat in New Jersey
Rasmussen: New Jersey Governors Race Still Shows Christie with Slight Edge
Fox: New Poll Finds New Jersey Governor Race in Dead Heat
CQ Politics: New Jersey Governor: Going Down to the Wire
NY Post: Rudy boosts Corzine foe
Star-Ledger: Christie says 'don't believe' Corzine on toll road pledge
Star-Ledger: Tolls, numbers, and a warning to a former N.Y. mayor
Paul Mulshine: Property Taxes Could Sink Chris Christie in New Jersey
NYT: Pivotal Role Still Possible for 3rd Man in New Jersey
WSJ: Parties Look for Favorable Omens in Off-Year Elections
Politico: Micro-targeting in Jersey
NYDN: Chris Christie to New Jersey Gov. Corzine: 'Man up and say I'm fat'
Rush Limbaugh: Christie to Corzine: Man Up!


WSJ: Virginia Race Tests Obama's Staying Power
WaPo: GOP has one eye on Va. campaign, one on the future
Fox: Va. Dem Keeps Up Gubernatorial Campaign Despite Poll Woes and No Obama


SF Chronicle: Newsom pulls out of governor's race
Contra Costa Times: Newsom bows out
SacBee: Newsom drops out, shaking up California gubernatorial race
WSJ: S.F. Mayor Newsom Ends Run for California Governor
NYT: Gavin Newsom Drops California Gubernatorial Bid

Napa VR: Whitman in Napa: "Put jobs first"

LA Times: California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks

SacBee: Steinberg defends proposed water legislation


Dallas MN: Perry gigs Schwarzenegger in battle with Hutchison
Austin Chronicle: Perry Goes Big-C Conservative


NP: Political operative linked to Crist, FL GOP admits helping create anti-Rubio site

Miami Herald: Poll: Economy colors Florida voters' top concerns
St. Pete Times: Poll shows voters favor gulf oil drilling

Wash Times: Grayson's remarks drive voters 'Nuts'
Politico: Alan Grayson: Fox News is stalking me
Politico: Advertising firm suing Alan Grayson


Chicago Tribune: Political donors facing first cap
Chicago Sun-Times: State Senate passes major campaign-finance package
St. Louis PD: New Illinois campaign finance reform bill goes to governor
Daily Herald: Quinn says he's OK with campaign finance deal
AP/Wills: Illinois Senate OKs caps on political donations


MPR: Pawlenty defends budget-cutting authority
AP: Minn. lawsuit challenges governor's budget cuts

KTSP: Bachmann Fighting Against Democratic Health Care Bill

KTSP: Minn. Republican Party Calls for Investigation of Absentee Voting


AP: Pa. top court race draws more than $2.5 million
Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell hits lawmakers on table-games delay


Cleveland PD: Ohio is unlikely to opt out of govt-run health plan, Strickland & Brown say
Columbus Dispatch: Stimulus jobs in Ohio exceed 17,000 so far, White House says
Cleveland PD: Rep. Steve LaTourette mocks cry-baby Democrats: 'Waaah!'


Detroit News: Gov vetoes State Fair, seals $44B budget
Detroit FP: Granholm: Michigan budget 'fight is not over'


KC Star: Parkinson picks new commerce chief; fires back at GOP critics


Charlotte Observer: Next step in Easley case: Prosecutor


CQ Politics: Romney Helps Massachusetts Candidate, Lays Low In New York


CQ Politics: Colorado Ex-Legislator Readies GOP Bid Against Sen. Bennet


October 30, 2009


WSJ: The Earth Cools, and Fight Over Warming Heats Up
Wash Times: Republicans may stall climate change bill
Politico: Boxer pushes ahead with climate bill

WSJ: House Leaders Unveil Health Bill
Wash Times: Battles over cost, Medicare loom for House health plan
Wash Times: At a glance: Inside the 1,990-page health care bill
Wash Times: Democrats handpick reform bill audience
NYT: Buoyant Democrats Unveil Health Care Legislation
WSJ: Drug Makers Face Tougher Measures
NYT: A Senate Naysayer, Spoiling for Health Care Fight
NYT: Editorial: The House Health Reform Bill
WSJ: No Deal: Chamber Chief Battles Obama
Paul Krugman: The Defining Moment
Dana Milbank: Rally has a lot of salt, but little pep
Rush Limbaugh: The Public Option Won't Be Free!
Rush Limbaugh: A Message to Blue Dog Democrats

Sen. Mitch McConnell: Pay Czar Is Unconstitutional: No Senate Confirmation

NYT: F.D.I.C. Chief Criticizes Reform Plan

WSJ: U.S. Seeks Power to Force Even Strong Banks to Shrink

WSJ: Stimulus Fueled Much of Expansion
WSJ: A Recovery at Last: But will it solidify into a durable expansion?

Hill: Sens announce deal to extend and expand homebuyer tax credit

WSJ: Net Neutrality: Spur to Entrepreneurship . . .
WSJ: . . . Or Barrier to Broadband Investment?

Peggy Noonan: We're Governed by Callous Children
Charles Krauthammer: The three envelopes
Michael Gerson: Too small to lead
David Brooks: The Tenacity Question

James Taranto: Ex-Friends: The Associated Press joins the White House enemies list

WSJ: House Ethics Panel Probes Earmarks by 7 Lawmakers
WaPo: Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry
WaPo: 7 on defense panel scrutinized
NYT: Ethics Inquiries Into Lawmakers Surface via Security Breach

Wash Times: VIP donors have big federal interests

NYT: Senate Confirms Surgeon General

NYT: Palins Travels
Politico: Iowa Republicans wince at Sarah Palin's $100K speaking fee


Wash Times: Pataki endorses Hoffman for N.Y. seat
Politico: In shift, GOP leaders embrace Hoffman
Dallas MN: Rick Perry endorses Conservative over Republican in NY race
Politico: Mike Huckabee hearts no one in New York's 23rd district
Hill: N.Y. special-election endorsements places GOP in tough position
Human Events: NY-23 Smackdown
Time: A GOP Civil War in Upstate New York

NYT: Thompson vs. Bloomberg: A Contrast of Style and Plans
NYT: Thompson Endorsed by Cuomo


Human Events: Polls Show Volatile Race in New Jersey
Philadelphia Inquirer: Bergen County a key factor in governor's race
NYT: A Rivalry as Strained as New Jerseys Finances


Reuters: McDonnell Opens Gap Over Deeds in VA; Republicans Look for Statewide Sweep
Wash Times: Money, missteps cost Deeds in polls for gubernatorial race
LA Times: A governor's race that has nothing -- and everything -- to do with Obama


Desert Sun: Gubernatorial candidate Whitman visits valley


AP: Perry gets Barbour's endorsement
Star-Telegram: Texas gubernatorial candidates spar over endorsements
NYT: Tight Race for Houston Mayor, With History on Line


Tampa Tribune: Benson enters GOP attorney general race
Palm Beach Post: Republican primary for state attorney general takes shape
Hill: Rubio backers say Florida governor's adviser behind anti-Rubio website


Times-Herald: Handel: Tax relief a priority if elected governor


CQ Politics: Special Interest: llinois Senate Hopeful Gets White House Meeting


Star Tribune: Republican Kohls dropping out of governor's race
Mankato FP: Pawlenty speaks in New Ulm


CQ Politics: Is He Electable? Hatch Helps Toomey Bankroll Senate Race


Detroit FP: Granholm to sign new state budget
WSJ: Michigan to Close Prison Considered for Gitmo Detainees


WRAL: Ex-Homeland Security chief Ridge speaking in Charlotte


State: Bauer running for governor
State: Bauer opens campaign account


Boston Globe: Kirk echoes Brooke's call for bipartisanship


Reno GJ: Missing Nevada GOP state convention ballots discovered


American Spectator: Dave Treen, Political Builder


October 29, 2009


Karl Rove: Tuesday's Elections and the Democratic Agenda

WSJ: House Democrats Set Deal on Government Option
WaPo: House health-care reform bill to include public option
Wash Times: House to unveil health bill Thursday
NYT: Pelosi Backs Off Having Set Rates for Public Option
Politico: Pelosi set to unveil health reform bill
Hill: Pelosi chooses healthcare bill with public option favored by centrists
Human Events: Does Pelosi Have the Votes?
WSJ: Business Groups Push Hard Against the Senate Bill
Hill: GOP tells businesses to speak up
NYT: Polls and the Public Option
WSJ: Lawmakers Target Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
WSJ: Reid's Math: Liberal Fans Exceed Public-Plan Foes
Hill: Former McCain adviser: Dems wont get 60 votes on healthcare reform
Rep. John Boehner: Let America read the bill
Ann Coulter: I'll pass on 'opting out'
Betsy McCaughey: Doctors on Health-Care Reform
Rush Limbaugh: Dingy Harry's Texas Hold 'Em

WaPo: Top officials defend flu vaccination campaign
WaPo: Tamiflu shortages have parents on wild dose chase
NYT: Shortage of Vaccine Poses Political Test for Obama
Dick Morris: Flu shot shortage shows government incompetence
Rush Limbaugh: Napolitano and Sebelius Call for Do-Over on Flu Vaccine Debacle
Rush Limbaugh: Jackson Lee Exploits H1N1 Panic to Promote "Robust Public Option"

Hill: Senate climate bill will raise gasoline prices, domestic oil refiners say
WSJ: Sins of Emission: The ethanol boondoggle is also an environmental catastrophe
Human Events: A Climate Tale of Two Senators

NYT: 3rd Rescue Considered for GMAC
WSJ: Politicians Butt In at Bailed-Out GM
WSJ: FTC's Powers Would Grow Under Financial Overhaul
WaPo: Extension of home buyers' credit has wide Senate support
WSJ: First-Time Fraudsters: A tax credit so silly even a four-year-old can exploit it
WaPo: Credit-rating bill clears committee
WSJ: Dodd's Card Trick: A new price control to clean up after the previous one
CQ Politics: Senate Stalls Over Amendments to Jobless Benefits Bill
Hill: Dems add stimulus provisions to stopgap spending measure

NYT: Victory for Obama Over Military Lobby

Politico: FEC puts Obama in a bind

NYT: Obama Signs Hate Crimes Bill
WaPo: After 10-year dispute, expansion of hate crimes law to gays signed

George Will: A reality check on drug use

NYT: Loosening of F.B.I. Rules Stirs Privacy Concerns

Wash Times: Republicans seek probe of White House perks
NYT: White House Denies Giving Donors Special Access
Wash Times: Obama nomination of donor as envoy put on hold
Hill: Lobbyists receive DNC fundraiser invites

Politico: Biden popularity fades as role expands

Politico: Richardson case sent to ethics panel

Rush Limbaugh: Prediction: The Uprising of 2010

Hill: Congressman presses NFL commissioner on Limbaugh ownership

Time: House Republicans Hope the Economy Will Help Overcome the 'Party of No' Label

Politico: Palin hits Levi, CBS
CNN: Analysis: Palin's high-risk, high-reward strategy
LA Times: Americans to Sarah Palin: We think you're OK, but ...


Albany TU: Scozzafava, Owens debate; Hoffman is a no-show
Newzjunky: Scozzafava vs. Owens Face-Off in Debate at SUNY Plattsburgh
NRO: NRCC Airs Anti-Hoffman Web Ad
James Taranto: Republican vs. Conservative: Which side are the Democrats against?
American Spectator: Third Way
American Spectator: In Defense of Principled Moderates
American Thinker: The Battlefield Paradox: Scozzafava or Hoffman?
Telegraph UK: New York vote becomes battle for Republican Party's future
Wash Times: N.Y. GOP rift spreads to races in other states
Fox: Romney Doesn't Step Into New York Special Election

NYDN: Tanking Gov. Paterson may 'reassess' his election bid

Albany TU: Senator: Milk prices too low

NYT: Not Running Against Wall St.

NYT: Mayor Deprives Rival of Black Clergys Support

NYT: Queens Party Is Expected to Dump Monserrate

NYT: Judges Refuse to Free Kerik Before Trial


Star-Ledger: Next governor will reshape N.J. Supreme Court
S-L: N.J. gubernatorial challengers Christie, Daggett begin final leg of campaign race
Paul Mulshine: N.J.'s Republican legacy leaves Chris Christie on the defensive


Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McDonnell Stretches Lead To 13
CQ Politics: Virginia Commonwealth University Poll Puts McDonnell Up By 18
WSLS: Mitt Romney stumps for Virginias Republican ticket in Roanoke
Richmond TD: GOP headliners hopscotch Virginia for McDonnell
WaPo: McDonnell critics question ideology
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Throws Deeds Under Bus


San Diego UT: Path to citizenship needed, GOP candidate Whitman says
SF Chronicle: Another GOP debate tonight -- another Meg Whitman absence
SF Chronicle: Jerry Brown accused of caving in to donor
SacBee: Unions don't wait for Brown to declare candidacy before donating
SacBee: Bill to legalize, tax marijuana in California gets a hearing
George Skelton: Meg Whitman's radio whoppers


Dallas MN: Dick Cheney to endorse Kay Bailey Hutchison for Texas governor
Star-Telegram: Hutchison 'so pleased' to have Cheney endorsement
Austin AS: Cheney will stump with Hutchison
Dallas MN: Governor's race: Is Cheney key to conservatives' vote in Texas primary?
Hot Air: The next GOP civil war: Cheney backing Hutchison over Rick Perry
NYT: Cheney to Head to Texas to Back Hutchison
Politico: Cheney backs Hutchison
Dallas MN: Armey says he mastered roles of lobbyist, leader
Dallas Observer: Texas GOP Shifts Even Further Right With New Chair Cathie Adams


Broward NT: Crist's Three Disciples: Men Closest to Governor All From Broward
WJHG: Marco Rubio Campaigning for U.S. Senate Seat in Northwest Florida
News-Press: Editorial: Crist takes his lumps, and rightly so


AJC: Congressmen urge governors to work on settling tri-state water feud
AJC: On whether all Republicans should look like Georgia Republicans
AJC: Barack Obama and the Atlanta mayors race


Chicago Sun-Times: Andy McKenna enters Illinois governor's race
sj-r: Former GOP chairman joins Illinois governor race


CQ Politics: Democrat Takes Steps to Run in Minnesota's 3rd District


CQ Politics: Eye on the Senate: Toomey Gains on Specter In Pennsylvania


CQ Politics: GOP Tries Different Direction In Ohio16


Detroit News: Bing runs on record as Barrow fights it
Lansing SJ: Region's lawmakers split over revenue


KC Star: Missouri to cut 700 state jobs, $204 million from budget
MSNBC: Blunt politicizes swine flu


AP/Lovering: Boeing brings thousands of jobs to S.C.


WaPo: Brooke, first black elected by popular vote, gets Congressional Gold Medal
Boston Globe: Democratic Senate hopefuls split on PAC funds
Boston Globe: Patrick cites states gains as cuts loom


NYT: Reids Campaign Bats Back at Deflated Bomb Tales


NYT: In New Orleans, Mayoral Race Still Lacks Heft


NYT: Birmingham Mayor Convicted on All Counts


CQ Politics: GOPs Bass Catch Prompts New Hampshire Rating Change


Hill: Oil execs sentenced for Alaska bribes


Arkansas News: Blanches corner shrinks


October 28, 2009


WSJ: Lieberman Steps Up: Opposing Reid's public option gambit
NYDN: I don't want public insurance plan in health care reform, Sen. Lieberman says
Hill: Lieberman to vote against public option
Politico: Democrats downplay Lieberman threat
Wash Times: Reid's public option plan splits Democrats
LA Times: Reid hopes to sway enough senators on 'public option'
WaPo: Centrists unsure about Reid's public option
WSJ: Reid's Push for Public Option Creates New Barriers for Bill
Politico: Defections have some Democrats casting about for Plan B
NYT: Democrats Divided Over Reid Proposal for Public Option
Hill: Reid doesnt have health votes yet
Las Vegas Sun: Harry Reids next health care test: Securing 60 votes
Boston Globe: Public option, private strong-arming by Reid
NYT: Delicate Dance for 2 Lobbyists on Health Bill
Hill: Kyl prefers opt-in over opt-out
NYT: Newsman to Speak at Events of Group Opposed to Health Care Plan
WSJ: Private insurance premiums could triple under ObamaCare
Wash Times: Constitutionality of health overhaul questioned
Wash Times: Work flow slows as House awaits health bill
Hill: Hoyer: House Dems on the verge of bringing healthcare bill to the floor
Hill: Pelosi has go-to gang on big votes
Hill: Stupak threatens to work with GOP to kill health bill
Hill: House Dems seek to grab momentum created by Senate public option
Hill: Republicans bracing against Democratic unity on healthcare procedure votes
Dick Morris: Reids bait-and-switch tactics
Newt Gingrich: Saying 'No' to Your Right to Know
Rush Limbaugh: Dingy Harry's Sleight of Hand: An "Opt-Out" of the Public Option

WSJ: Senators Question U.S. Response to Flu
WSJ: Why You Can't Get the Swine Flu Vaccine
News Busters: Obama Escapes Blame for H1N1 Flu Vaccine Shortage and Delay
Jake Tapper: Obamas Daughters Get the H1N1 Vaccine

WSJ: Obama Trumpets Energy Grants
NYT: White House Steps Up Climate Efforts
Wash Times: Baucus balks at climate change legislation
Politico: Climate bill forecast: Cloudy
Politico: Is EPA jumping gun on climate bill?
Dana Milbank: A senator in a hostile climate

Politico: House GOP turns to Oliver North on Afghanistan
Hill: Senator: Diplomat's resignation over Afghanistan war reflects 'frustration'
James Taranto: While President Golfs, Afghanistan, once a necessary war, is downgraded
Rush Limbaugh: Military Families Demoralized by Our Dithering Commander-in-Chief

WSJ: Gloom Spreads on Economy, but GOP Doesn't Gain
WaPo: Economy is kick-started, but can it motor ahead?
WaPo: Foreclosures double in Washington area: Subprime borrowers
WSJ: Deal Reached on Bank Crackdown
NYT: Bill Seeks to Shift Rescue Costs to Big Banks
WSJ: GMAC Asks for Fresh Lifeline
NYT: Big Lender GMAC Asks for More U.S. Aid
WSJ: Pay Czar Increased Base Pay at Firms
WSJ: First Broadband Stimulus Grants Are Delayed
Hill: Bipartisan stimulus extension fizzles
WSJ: Washington's Suicide Mission
WaPo: N.Y. Fed pushed AIG on contracts
WaPo: Home prices up slightly for third straight month

Politico: D.C. vote hopes fade on the Hill

WSJ: Palin Receives $1.25 Million for Book Retainer
NYT: For Memoir, Palin Received $1.25 Million Retainer

Human Events: Pawlenty Defends Conservative Credentials

Hill: OCE, House ethics committee fight over release of document

Wash Times: Democratic donors rewarded with W.H. perks
Wash Times: White House touts ethics in rewards for fundraisers

Kathleen Parker: Obama vs. the full PC press
EJ Dionne: Is America really becoming more conservative?
Michael Gerson: Giving democracy a dose of clarity

CQ Politics: GOP Picks Promising Young Guns Candidates

Human Events: Top 10 Best-Selling Conservative Books in 2009


CQ Politics: Hoffman Nabs Nods From Congressional Republicans
PoliGazette: Palin Power in Action
Albany TU: NRCC ad: Owens as magician
Rush Limbaugh: Why NY-23 Isn't a Third-Party Race

NYDN: More praise from White House for possible NY governor candidate Andrew Cuomo

WSJ: Escape From New York: A new study says taxes are driving people away
NYT: Editorial: The Fog of Ethics in Albany

Albany TU: Is $5,000 stipend boost a back-door pay hike?

Albany TU: Legislative Ethics Commission didnt advise Monserrate
NY Post: Hiram gal: Let me be his love again
Albany TU: Editorial: Mr. Monserrate's latest outrage

NYT: Mayor Pounds His Opponent in the Last Debate
NY Post: Bloomy and Bill in Yankee basebrawl
NYDN: Thompson, Bloomberg pull out all stops in final debate
NY Post: Hizzoner wins big with NY's undecided
NYT: Bloomberg Is Quick to Attack, Yet Vague on Mission
NYT: Newark Mayor Backed Bloomberg, Then Got Funds
Elizabeth Benjamin: Geller's Largesse

NYT: No Ethics Inquiry Into Kennedy Leaks


Rasmussen: New Jersey Governor: Christie 46%, Corzine 43%
NY Post: Christie surges in polls
AP: Corzine takes lead from Chris Christie in N.J. Gov race, poll says


Wash Times: Obama rallies for Deeds in Va.
NYT: Obama Stumps for Deeds in Va.
WaPo: Deeds reaches for 'Obama energy'
NYDN: Obama's Good Deed For Deeds
CQ Politics: Obama Does Another Turn for Deeds in Virginia


WSJ: Schwarzenegger Airs Medicaid Cost Concerns, but Still Backs Action
SacBee: Schwarzenegger backs 'individual mandate' in health care overhaul
NYT: California Would Lose Seats Under Census Change
Dan Walters: Land use is real issue in water wrangling


Dallas MN: State Board of Education members accused of not disclosing gifts


St. Pete Times: Crist was unaware of Obama's Florida itinerary
Wash Times: Crist steers clear of Obama during visit
NYT: Crist Has No Hug for Obama
Orlando Sentinel: Both Alex Sink's and Bill McCollum's offices should police debt collectors


WSJ: Atlanta Polls Signal Racial Shift


Medill: Democrats' crisis creates opening for Topinka
Daily Herald: Parties can't agree on how much is too much to give to candidates


Star Tribune: State Republicans now asking 'Where's R.T.?'


Pittsburgh TR: Undecideds abound in top court, Senate, gubernatorial races


CQ Politics: Strickland, Kasich Start Ohio Governor's Race All But Tied


Detroit News: Conyers to be sentenced Dec. 1


St. Louis PD: Bond: Climate change legislation slams farmers


CQ Politics: Ratings Changes: Tennessee Democrats Face GOP Tide
AP: Tennessee: Investigation Into Ex-Mayor


News & Observer: Burr sees progress during Afghanistan trip


State: Sanford impeachment bill 'out of order'
Wash Times: Sanford impeachment hearing nixed

Sun News: Prosecutor enters attorney general race


Politico: Coakley leads pack despite blip


KLAS: Nevada Governor Reacts to Possible Public Option
AP: Chief of staff to hold fundraiser for NV governor


CQ Politics: Another Connecticut Senate Hopeful On The Air
AP: F. K. Biebel, a G.O.P. Leader, Dies at 83


October 27, 2009


Wash Times: Conservative splits GOP in N.Y. congressional race
Hill: Pawlenty bucks GOP, endorses Hoffman
NYT: Right Battles G.O.P. Choice in a Pivotal Race in New York
EJ Dionne: Palin vs. Collins in NY's 23rd
Politico: Newt Gingrich: Doug Hoffman support a 'mistake'
CQ Politics: DCCC Targets Conservative Candidate in N.Y. Special
Albany TU: GOP Assembly back their own against Hoffman

LA Times: New York race at epicenter of a GOP mutiny
Politico: N.Y. 23 race an early 2012 test
CQ Politics: Primary Influence: Some Lawmakers Willing To Pony Up Early

Gallup: Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group
Bill Kristol: A good time to be a conservative
NYT: BlogTalk: The Conservative Label

WSJ: Reid Says Senate Bill Will Have Public Plan
Wash Times: Public option in health bill, Reid says
WaPo: Reid says bill will include a public option
Hill: Reid bets on public option
NYT: Public Option Push in Senate Comes With Escape Hatch
Politico: Dems seek home-state exemptions
Politico: Despite W.H. worries, Reid rolls dice
WaPo: AARP: Reform advocate and insurance salesman
Hill: Unions win concessions but fight on
Hill: Lieberman: Health bill concern not based on Connecticut insurance companies
Hill: Top economic adviser touts health insurance tax and public option
Rich Lowry: Back from dead: Return of the 'public option'
Ezra Klein: The conservative public option
Dana Milbank: Harry Reid, shopping for reelection insurance
Dick Morris: Obama taxes pacemakers, heart valves

Hill: Alexander: Obama failing in climate change leadership
WSJ: Renewable Energy Returns to Spotlight
AP/Hebert: Senate hearing kicks off climate bill
Bloomberg: Senate Climate Bill Revives Complaints of Coal-Dependent States

Politico: Countrywide inquiry broadens

WSJ: Finance Talks Hit Thorny Issues
Hill: Dodd introduces bill meant to freeze credit card interest rates immediately
WSJ: Dodd Seeks to Freeze Credit-Card Rates
NYT: Dodd Calls for Interim Freeze on Credit Card Fees and Rates
NYT: Ex-A.I.G. Chief Is Back, Luring Talent From Rescued Firm
Hill: Dem senators decry GOP 'slow-walking' on unemployment bill
WSJ: Rolling up the TARP
WSJ: Is the U.S. Economy Turning Japanese?
NYT: Editorial: The Case for More Stimulus
David Brooks: The Fatal Conceit

NYT: No Rushing on Decisions, Obama Says
NYT: Kerry Calls for Patient Strategy in Afghanistan
WSJ: Kerry Urges Caution in Adding Troops
WSJ: Unless the U.S. shows resolve, the Taliban will simply wait us out
WSJ: The Post-Gracious President
Mike Lupica: Obama should focus on the war in Afghanistan, not the war against Fox News

Wash Times: Legal aid program to recover stone-wall funds

WaPo: Probe of Homeland Security privacy office sought

James Taranto: In Defense of Carol Swain

Wash Times: Castro's sister claims ties to CIA

NYT: Obamas Fund-Raising, in His Best Interest
Politico: Tim Pawlenty: Barack Obama projecting 'weakness'

Hill: Gingrich will consider presidential bid

Wash Times: Democrats play defense this election
Wash Times: Elections test Obama's prestige

Hill: House liberals use outside muscle to bolster 2010 position against Blue Dogs

WaPo: Bush's first stand on a new podium

CBS: Meet The Republican Ralph Nader


Hill: Gillibrand says she would add gay rights amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Albany TU: State's ink a deeper shade of red

NY Post: Bloomberg lead at 18 points: poll
NYT: Bloomberg Goes All Out as Turnout Is Called Key
NYT: Council Leader Gives Thompson Endorsement, Whether He Wanted It or Not

Buffalo News: Collins apologizes for calling Silver an Antichrist


Philadelphia Inquirer: Candidates for N.J. governor mount final push
Politico: Poll: Corzine by 9
CQ Politics: Presses Churn Endorsements for Corzine, Christie
S-L: Codey's star dims as Senate president, but still shines brightly as campaigner
S-L: N.J. Trail Mix: For Christie, it's elementary (school)


Politico: McDonnell up 11 in latest poll
WaPo: McDonnell's edge over Deeds grows stronger
CQ Politics: McDonnell Outpaces Deeds in Latest Fundraising Push
WaPo: New WaPo Virginia Poll: The Crosstabs
WaPo: Kaine rallies the troops
Politico: Deeds: I didn't push the president away
Wes Pruden: The collapse of the Democratic campaign for governor of Virginia
Human Events: Even Georgians Campaigning for Bob McDonnell


WSJ: 'Civil Gideon' Trumpets Legal Discord

SF Chronicle: Delta water plan emerges for public to view
SacBee: Republicans balk at Delta water legislation
Dan Walters: A new California water plan remains an elusive goal


CQ Politics: New Texas GOP Chief Wants Straight Scoop From Senator
KWTX: Hutchison Would Take A Pay Cut As Governor
Dallas MN: Critics hit Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions over district's high rate of uninsured


Broward Politics: Rubio draws big crowd to Broward Republican Party
St. Pete Times: Florida's budget has shrunk, but does Crist deserve credit?

St. Pete Times: Chillier political climate for this Obama visit to Florida
Miami Herald: Obama in Miami: A campaign feel as he stumps for health reform
Miami Herald: Obama gives Florida Democrats a pep talk at Miami Beach fundraiser

St. Pete Times: LeMieux finds answers in Afghanistan


AJC: Mary Norwood closes in on the magic 50 percent mark


Chicago Tribune: Double-digit property tax increases in city, Cook County suburbs
CQ Politics: Rep. Davis Files for Cook County Post


PP: Republican National Convention protester reaches plea deal for tossing road sign


Philadelphia Daily News: Republican candidate for D.A. touts law, business experience


Human Events: John Kasich's Plan for Ohio: Conservative and Daring
Cleveland PD: Sen. Voinovich, black pastors underscore opposition to casino gambling
Columbus Dispatch: Kilroy gets help from Biden in re-election bid
Cleveland PD: Biden touts success of federal stimulus in Cleveland


Rasmussen: Michigan Voters Rate Two Parties Even Looking Ahead to 2010 Governors Race
Detroit FP: Budget anger is boiling over


St. Louis PD: Fresh from Luxembourg, Wagner will chair Roy Blunts campaign
AP: Ex-GOP official Ann Wagner to lead Roy Blunts Senate campaign
St. Louis BJ: Wagner to head Roy Blunts Senate campaign

Joplin Globe: GOP lawmakers: Donation caps not necessary for ethics reform


TimesNews: Alexander warns climate change legislation would be job killer


FayObserver: Sen. Burr hopeful after Afghan trip


CSM: Bid to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford begins Tuesday
Charleston P&C: Session to tackle historic matters
State: Lawmaker wants special impeachment committee
Wash Times: Impeachment of Sanford may stall


CQ Politics: Special Election Debate: Capuano Shows Passion, Coakley Shows Polish
Boston Globe: Rivals sound a Kennedy theme

Rasmussen: 49% in Massachusetts Say Patrick Should Not Seek Reelection


Wash Times: Historic vote on same-sex unions in Maine


Las Vegas RJ: PAC formed to defeat Lowden
LA Times: Cheers and jeers for Nevada's Harry Reid


WSJ: Palin Successor Focuses on Energy Agenda


Hill: Dems lose top recruit against Grassley
CQ Politics: Christie Vilsack Not Challenging Iowa Sen. Grassley
Politico: Vilsack not running for Senate


CQ Politics: Ex-Rep.'s Wife Picks a Side for Connecticut Race


Lexington H-L: Kelly appointed to judgeship


October 26, 2009


WaPo: Ideology trumps party for Palin

CQ Politics: House GOP Preps Midterm Message
Hill: McConnell rejects poll showing distrust of Republican Party
Politico: Tom Coburn tells GOP to hold the pork
Wash Times: Glimmering new dawn for the GOP
NYT: Editorial: Torching the Big Tent
Jed Babbin: Who are the Tea Partyers?

WSJ: Senate on Verge of Health Bill
WSJ: House Leaders Woo Centrists to Back Public Plan
NYT: Democrats Are Optimistic That Public Option Will Be Approved
Hill: Dem leaders 'leaning strongly' toward opt-out for public healthcare plan
Wash Times: Public option seen buoyed by 'opt out'
WSJ: Why Government Health Care Keeps Falling in the Polls
CQ Politics: Gauging the Prospects for a Public Option
WaPo: If you build a coverage mandate, will they come?
WaPo: Next phase in health-care debate: The art of the deal
Politico: Dems push for benefits to start by 2010
Hill: Healthcare lobbyist bundles contributions for Senate Dems
WaPo: Chamber of Commerce criticizes Obama team
Politico: Chamber: White House attacks are backfiring
Hill: Top Chamber lobbyist: White House has 'raised up the Cain'
Wash Times: Health reform written behind closed doors
Paul Krugman: After Reform Passes
Fred Hiatt: Shirking cost control
Robert Samuelson: Public plan mirage

WSJ: Senate Panel Set to Take on Climate Bill
WSJ: Our Indivisible Environment

NYT: U.S. Considers Reining In Too Big to Fail Institutions
Hill: Schumer: Reining in corporate pay in 'non-vindictive' way is essential
NYT: The Economic Bomb That Didnt Drop
WSJ: Fed's Tarullo Shakes Up Bank Rules
WSJ: Strapped Borrowers Head to Court
WSJ: Home-Buyer Tax Credit Proposals Compete in Senate
WSJ: The Spending Rolls On: The fiscal 2010 bills grow domestic programs by 12.1%
Sanford Weill: Six Steps to Revitalize the Financial System

Politico: Hatch: 'I hope' Obama not delaying troop decision to help Corzine and Deeds
Politico: McCain, Hatch distance selves from jab
Hill: GOP senators back away from Cheney's Afghan war words
Politico: Feingold working to block Afghanistan troop increase
Hill: Afghan candidate says 'dramatic' surge needed, backs McChrystal assessment
Hill: Defense appropriations delay irks lawmakers
Human Events: The Case Against 'Guantanamo-North'

WSJ: Countrywide Files: Revolt forces Ed Towns to subpoena 'Friends of Angelo' documents

WaPo: A congressman, a lobbying firm and a swift path to earmarks

NYT: A Nation Battling Swine Flu, and Short Vaccine Supplies

WaPo: Attorney general prepares to fill advisory panel

WSJ: Safety Costs Chafe Railroads
Hill: Gun fight over Amtrak could throw Transportation bill off the tracks

WSJ: Federal Jobs: Easy to Spot, Hard to Get
WaPo: Changes in sight for federal employees

Lanny Davis: White House vs. Fox make sense?

WSJ: President Sets Fast Fund-Raising Pace as 2010 Midterms Loom

CQ Politics: Ratings Update: The Northeast


NBC: GOP Civil War: Battlefield New York
Politico: GOP officials: We won't abandon Dede
American Spectator: Doug Hoffman, Ordinary American
American Thinker: Hoffman is the Obvious Choice
Seattle University Spectator: TEA Party runs candidate against GOP in NY-23
CQ Politics: Not Much Movement in New York Special Election

NYDN: Gov. Paterson wants lawmakers back Nov. 10 to fix budget
Albany TU: Big defense fund for senator

NYDN: Don't count William Thompson out of mayoral race, analysts say

NYT: Another Look at the Dinkins Administration, and Not by Giuliani

NYDN: Erie County Executive Collins regrets comparing Sheldon Silver to Hitler, anti-Christ

Albany TU: Feds probing Medicaid fraud at SUNY firm


Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP worried about Daggett's impact on N.J. race
WaPo: Recession adds to New Jersey governor's woes in a race drawing national interest
SL: Questionable hiring by Christie raised concern among prosecutors in U.S. Attorney's office
AP: Five newspapers make endorsements in New Jersey governors race

Star-Ledger: Hundreds gather at Statehouse to protest gay marriage

Star-L: N.J. Assembly Democrats expect to retain majority control after November election


Human Events: Virginia Gov. Candidate Excites Young GOPers
Wash Times: Va. gov. candidates woo black voters
Politico: Treatment of Deeds is same old politics
News Virginian: Candidates debate qualifications
Examiner: Deeds walks tightrope on Obama popularity, policy
Hill: Two more Virginia papers endorse Deeds


SacBee: 3 California GOP gubernatorial candidates have history of contributing to Democrats
Politico: Calif. race in New York's shadow
Heritage: The Price of Prop 8


Star-Telegram: Perry-Hutchison fight may cause major fallout in GOP
Dallas MN: New Texas GOP chair: Cathie Adams, a Perry supporter
AP: Hutchison's wealth from investments, spouse's pay
San Antonio News: Is resignation question a lose-lose for Hutchison?


American Spectator: Marco Gets It
Politico: President Obama in campaign mode for Florida trip


Augusta Chronicle: Analysis: New Atlanta mayor could court GOP
AJC: Atlanta mayoral race goes down to the wire


Chicago Tribune: Judy Baar Topinka announces run for state comptroller


Star Tribune: GOP contenders share vision for 2010: less government


Columbus Dispatch: Ohio GOP takes on Tiberi's Democratic challenger
Toledo Blade: Old political opponents display skills in casino debate


Detroit News: Lone Senate seat up for vote


KC Star: Petition process a double-edged sword in Missouri


Memphis Flyer: Wamp Visits Memphis, Disses Rival Haslam


News & Observer: Shuler takes his skills to the big game


State: Senators dispute which voters to woo for GOP


Boston Globe: More debates for Senate rivals


Salt Lake Tribune: Harry Reid: A Mormon in the middle


Milwaukee JS: Obama team likes Barrett for governor


October 25, 2009


WSJ: Rep. Price Predicts Remarkable Election for GOP in 2010
Hill: Price: Republicans can take enough seats to win back the House in 2010

WSJ: Obama Declares Swine-Flu Emergency
Hill: Obama declares swine flu national emergency
WaPo: Obama declares flu emergency to ease restrictions for hospitals
Wash Times: H1N1 a national emergency
WaPo: Families say flu scare comes with a dose of craziness
NYT: Swine Flu Is Widespread in 46 States as Vaccines Lag
NYT: Worst Case: Choosing Who Survives in a Flu Epidemic
Chicago Sun-Times: Clinics turn away hundreds seeking H1N1 vaccine
LA Times: Public health departments are on the front lines against the flu

Politico: Harry Reid closes in on 60 votes for a public health insurance option
Hill: Snowe indicates health vote may not occur before Christmas
AP/Lester: GOP: higher taxes in health plan
NYT: Small Business Faces Sharp Rise in Costs of Health Care
WaPo: Electronic medical records not seen as a cure-all
Hill: Urban, rural House Democrats spar over Medicare deal announcement
Hill: Around 40 Dems line up against federal abortion funding in healthcare bill
AP/Espo: House health care bill over $1 trillion for decade

Hill: Senate panel begins work on climate bill
WaPo: Senate's climate bill a bit more ambitious
NYT: Senate Global Warming Bill Is Seeking to Cushion the Impact on Industry

Boston Globe: Obama may face fight on treaties

Politico: Panel sends Countrywide subpoena

WSJ: Obama Seeks Support For Small Business

Wash Times: Biden's VP role seen as following Cheney model

Politico: In his own image: Barack Obama's DNC

CQ Politics: CQ Politics Ratings Update: The Midwest

Hill: Big tent or 'blurring the lines'? Reagan words, meaning drive GOP debate
Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP needs new primary process, and fast

NYDN: White House caves, gives Fox News access to Treasury official after other news networks balk

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Healthcare reform, Afghanistan to top Sunday shows


Politico: Poll: Owens 35, Scozzafava 30, Hoffman 23
NY Post: Palin touts NY 'right' candidate
Watertown DT: Collins stumps for GOP hopeful
CSM: Republicans going rogue in upstate New York
Swamp: Palin, Gingrich, Armey: A GOP divided

NYT: G.O.P. Gearing Up for 2010 House Races
AP/Gormley: Paterson fights to survive
Albany TU: Report: family courts in crisis
Newsday: Confident Suozzi seeks third term as county executive


Star-Ledger: Candidates for N.J. governor now focusing their campaigning
NY Post: GOP rival rips Corzine donations to Dem crook
Philadelphia Inquirer: Cherry Hill's top concern: Taxes


WaPo: Va. GOP makes timely changes
WaPo: Republicans see an opportunity to grab more seats in Va. House
WaPo: A case of mistaken assumptions about Deeds and taxes
News-Virginian: Energy: Drill, baby, or go green?


NYT: In 2010, for a Change, a Northern Governor
SacBee: State court deal nears $2 billion
Dan Walters: California clings to its love for boondoggles
Debra Saunders: The long and short of Steve Poizner
AP/Young: Special sessions define Schwarzenegger's tenure


AP: Texas Republicans elect new party chairwoman
Dallas MN: Hutchison absenteeism not much of an advantage to Perry
Dallas MN: 5th Court of Appeals Chief Justice Linda Thomas set to move on after 30 years
Dallas MN: Successor will become first black chief justice


CQ Politics: Race for Fallin Seat a Three-Way Rumble


Herald Tribune: Crist to skip Obama visit to Arcadia
AP/Farrington: Obama hug lingers as Crist seeks Fla. Senate seat
Buzz: Charlie Crist as the new Tom Gallagher
Time: Inside Florida's Red-Meat Republican Primary
Miami Herald: Crist exaggerates benefits of Cover Florida Health Care program
Miami Herald: Candidates for governor have work schedules most can only dream of
Miami Herald: Poll gives Regaldo wide lead in Miami mayoral race


RN-T: Handel has high hopes in 2010 race


Chicago Sun-Times: GOP: Determined to Take Obama's Seat Back


CQ Politics: Wisconsin Developer To Challenge Sen. Feingold


McClatchy: So far, Franken's style has been super-serious


Pittsburgh PG: Specter: Still an 'independent streak'


Cleveland PD: Majority of Ohio voters favor casinos, Issue 3, poll says
Vindy: Casino support softens, poll finds


CQ Politics: Fourth Republican Enters Open-Seat Race in Michigan 2


CQ Politics: Ex-Nebraska Sen. Kerrey Draws Down Campaign Account


Tennessean: Fights brew for Tennessee congressional seats
Bill Haslam: Education is Tennessee's best economic development strategy


Richmond Register: Stivers chosen majority leader by state Senate Republicans
Examiner: Rand Paul speaks in Lexington


Charlotte Observer: Legislators join Perdue in Beijing
News & Record: Easley hearings: Ethics take spotlight ... again


McClatchy: Graham, DeMint differ on strategies for GOP to regain power
State: How Sanford unplugged


Nashua Telegraph: Donors stuffing Ayottes coffers, but thats it


SacBee: California-style gay marriage battle is being fought now in Maine


AP/Chereb: Ensign resignation would set up Nevada scramble
AP: Angle announces US Senate bid
RGJ: Reid toils for deal on health


Denver Post: Jane Norton has GOP friends in high places as she runs for the U.S. Senate


October 24, 2009


Politico: Top Republicans jump ship in NY-23

NYT: House Oversight Leader Agrees to Subpoena Documents on Mortgage Deals
LA Times: Subpoenas issued over Countrywide VIP loan program
Politico: Panel sends Countrywide subpoena
Hill: Dodd: Investigating Countrywide is 'the correct move'

WaPo: Prognosis improves for public insurance
NYT: Pelosi Intensifies Pressure for Public Health Plan
Politico: Harry Reid closes in on 60 votes for a public health insurance option
Wash Times: Pelosi easing 'robust public option' stance
CQ Politics: Pelosi Moving to Close Medicare Doughnut Hole
Politico: Pelosi lacks votes for most sweeping public option
Hill: Pelosi calls an emergency meeting on push for robust public option
CQ Politics: House Democrats Sorting Out Status of Public Option
Hill: Liberals confident that public healthcare option will happen
Hill: Johanns: Healthcare meetings a 'shameful' series of 'backroom deals'
Hill: Obama links healthcare reform with small-business growth in address
Hill: Obama working to get public option
LA Times: States 'opting out' is a healthcare option
AP/Lester: Republicans question health care improvements
WSJ: Obama's Doctor Shortage
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Be Fooled: Any Obamacare Bill Will Include the Public Option

WSJ: Obama Calls for Passage of Climate Bill, Touts Energy Initiatives
Wash Times: Obama dismisses warming skeptics
NYT: Obama Presses Case for Renewable Energy
CNN: Graham attacked over cap-and-trade in new ad

WSJ: Power Plants Face Potentially Costly New Air-Pollution Rules
NYT: E.P.A. Agrees to Deadline in 11 for Setting Rules on Mercury Emissions

NYT: Bernanke Urges Overhaul of Bank Regulatory System
Rush Limbaugh: Offensive Obama Speech on Pay
Politico: Sen. Chris Dodd produced language that allowed Feinberg to cut salaries
Politico: Firms take fire in war on Chamber

WSJ: Home-Buyer Tax Credit Proposals Compete in Senate
WaPo: Refinancing lifeline fails to reach most 'underwater' homeowners

Gannett: Groups lobby against proposed census change
KPCC: Southern California congressional members protest Census citizenship question
NOLA: Hysteria on Sen. David Vitter's citizenship question

CQ Politics: Second Stopgap Spending Measure Likely to Stand on Its Own

CQ Politics: Six-Month Highway Bill Extension Now Likely in Senate

NYDN: Justice of few questions Clarence Thomas to other Supreme Court justices: Hush!

NYT: G.O.P. Gearing Up for 2010 House Races

Fox: Value Voters Offer First Look at 2012 Presidential Contest
CNN: Huckabee to visit Iowa and South Carolina
Star Tribune: Pawlenty hobnobs with GOP elite
Minn Indep: T-Paw is the ‘buzz candidate of the Republican establishment’
Minn Indep: GOP candidates can’t skip Iowa
Marc Ambinder: Rethinking Pawlenty's Iowa Caucus Strategy
Minn Indep: Is Pawlenty conservative enough for Iowa?

John Fund: Blue States Vote on a Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Kathleen Parker: The 'rape supporter' ploy

James Taranto: Rules for Presidents

NYDN: Levi Johnston vows to keep his Playgirl photo spread 'classy'

Des Moines Register: Sunday talk show lineup


CQ Politics: Conservative Hoffmans Haul Doubles in New York House Special
CQ Politics: More Troubles for GOP Nominee in N.Y. Special
Hill: NY poll suggests Hoffman supporters wouldn't back rival

Hill: Senate GOP campaign chief Cornyn turns his attention to NY race

NYT: Democrats, Anticipating Governors Race, Wait for Patersons Other Shoe to Drop
Albany TU: Public pension sign-ups surge

NYT: Bloomberg Sets Record for His Own Spending on Elections
NY Post: Mike ups lead over Bill to 16 points

NYT: Prosecutors Say Kerik Had Bill Faked for Renovation of His Apartment
NYDN: No bail for Bernie: Judge won't reinstate bail and let Kerik out of prison

Albany TU: Bruno looks forward to upcoming trial

Politico: Carter lapse won't slow Rangel hunt


Politico: Corzine and Deeds relentlessly court female voters
Politico: Obama to return to N.J. for Corzine
CQ Politics: Replaying the Ethics Card in New Jersey
NY Post: Corzine told: Get yer ads out of gutter
AP: Judge temporarily suspends ruling banning exit polling near voting sites


Daily Press: McDonnell touts plan to rescue economy
WaPo: Criticism by Obama aides exasperates Va. Democrats
Politico: Deeds runs against 'that cap and trade bill'


Fresno Bee: Whitman, Poizner have close encounter in Fresno

Hill: Fiorina likely contender for Boxer Senate seat

SacBee: California water talks give way to hearings
Mercury News: Calif. GOP gov hopefuls call for new water storage


WaPo: DeLay finds another "reality" with ABC

Dallas MN: Richardson library is latest to charge nonresidents for checkouts


St. Pete Times: Job of running Crist's campaign requires a 'maestro'
Miami Herald: Gov. Crist's schedule reflects more time away
St. Pete Times: Gov. Crist's official schedule shows he takes off about 10 weeks a year
St. Pete Times: Despite time off, Bill McCollum and Alex Sink say they're always working

Politico: Grayson: Cheney is a vampire


Rasmussen: 2010 GA Democratic Primary: Barnes Still Distant Front-Runner for Governor
AJC: Norwood gets new endorsements, hopes to win without runoff


Chicago Tribune: Republican governor candidate Brady builds 'Extreme Makeover' house
Chicago Sun-Times: Malkin blasts moderate GOP


George Will: The Bachmann burr


CQ Politics: Iowa Democrat Conlin Eyes Sen. Grassley's Seat


Philadelphia Inquirer: Candidates for Pa. Supreme Court debate


Cleveland PD: GOP Rep. Matthew Dolan finds middle ground in partisan politics


Detroit News: MI's gov't shrinks, with employees taking a harder hit than private sector


CQ Politics: Big Cash Disparity In Missouri GOP Senate Primary


Knox News: Democrats, GOP disagree on Alexanders criticism
Commercial Appeal: Frist panel hopes to score


Raleigh Telegram: Senator Richard Burr Criticized For Vote Against Anti-Rape Bill


Palmetto Scoup: Dawson gives hope to SC Republicans


Boston Globe: Coakley backs option for public insurance
Boston Globe: Obama blows in, talks up Patrick and future
Politico: Barack Obama tries to energize Deval Patrick


Reno GJ: Republican rally in Reno targets Reid's re-election


Boston Globe: Kennedy spars with church on abortion


LA Times: Alaska lawmaker is linked to corruption probe
ADN: Justice Dept.: Kott verdict should stand


October 23, 2009


WaPo: White House and Cheney in a war of words over Afghanistan
NYT: Afghan War Is New Topic of Dispute With Cheney
Rush Limbaugh: Dick Cheney Takes It to Obama
Oliver North: No Excuses Left
Hill: Cheney's attack sparks new fight between two administrations

NYT: Behind the War Between White House and Fox
Charles Krauthammer: Fox wars: The 'post-partisan' president makes an enemies list
Kim Strassel: The Chicago Way
Pat Buchanan: Nixon and Obama -- Soul Brothers?
Swamp: Obama's 'Chicago-style politics:' Boehner

Peggy Noonan: It's His Rubble Now: And the American people want him to fix it

WaPo: Lawmakers warm to the public option
WSJ: Offer to Let States Opt Out of Health Plan Gains Support
Wash Times: Health public option to stay on table
NYT: Senate Leader Takes Risk Pushing Public Insurance Plan
NYT: Pelosi: House Firm in Backing Public Option
Bloomberg: Snowe Rejects Public Option as Senate Democrats Weigh Measure
WSJ: Public Opinion and Health Reform
Hill: Whip count shows Democrats lack votes on 'robust' public option for healthcare
Hill: Healthcare for Christmas: Reid under pressure to go slow

WSJ: Fed Hits Banks With Sweeping Pay Limits
WaPo: Government widens control over paychecks
Wash Times: Feds to slash bankers pay, spurs debate
Hill: Bernanke has Obamas back cracking down on Wall Street pay
NYT: Fed Plans to Vet Banker Pay to Discourage Risky Practices
WaPo: Top employees leave financial firms ahead of pay cuts
NYT: Pay Cuts, but Little Headway in What Matters Most
WSJ: Our New Paymasters
Steve Pearlstein: Pay restrictions may not fix underlying risk-taking
Paul Krugman: The Chinese Disconnect

Hill: Clean air rule may sink ships

Wash Times: Czar war escalates between Congress, W.H.

WSJ: Preventing the Next Financial Crisis

NYT: Economic Adviser Predicts 10% Jobless Rate

WSJ: Consumer-Agency Bill Moves in House
NYT: Vote Backs a Financial Oversight Body

WSJ: House Panel Votes for Dec. 1 Start to New Credit-Card Rules

NYT: Senate Approves Broadened Hate-Crime Measure
LA Times: Bill making violence against gays a hate crime headed to White House

NYT: Congress Approves Bill Helping Overseas Voters

Jed Babbin: Saying 'No' to Gitmo North

Hill: On 5-0 vote, agency moves ahead in push to regulate Internet
Wash Times: FCC moves on Net neutrality rules
Reuters: FCC commissioners support open Internet rule
PC Mag: McCain Bill Would Ban FCC Internet Regulations

NYT: Freddie Macs Secrecy Pacts Face Court Test

WaPo: Costly fraud and error reported in home buyers' tax program
WSJ: Home-Buyer Credit Tempts Tax Cheats
NYT: Home Tax Credit Audit Shows Abuses

Hill: Two Democrats buck Rep. Towns, call for Countrywide VIP mortgage probe

Wash Times: Murtha, Moran steer millions to defense firm MobilVox using earmarks

Politico: FEC won't appeal ruling

Politico: Mike Pence: Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck speak for many Americans

WaPo: Partisan anger in House brings lockout of committee Republicans

Rasm: 73% of GOP Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base

CQ Politics: Ratings Update: The South


WaPo: Palin Endorses Hoffman
NYT: Palin Endorses Conservative in Divisive New York Race
AP: Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin backs third-party candidate in NY House race
LA Times: Sarah Palin breaks with the GOP to endorse a Conservative in N.Y. House race
Hill: Pawlenty doesn't back GOP candidate
Hill: Gingrich defends endorsement as 'practical choice'
Politico: NY-23 race first test of tea party power
National Post: Fight for soul of Republican Party

NY Post: Fizzy fit over 'tax' on sodas
NYDN: Paterson: I'll Put Marriage Bill On Special Session Calendar
NYDN: Lobbyists admit they gave gifts - and will spill on who got them

NY Post: Poll: Mayor beating Thompson by 16 points
NYT: Thompson Intensifies Attack on Bloomberg Over Term Limits
NYT: Bloomberg Foes Campaign Shows Lax Management

WSJ: Why One Democrat Thinks New York Needs a Strong GOP


NYT: Final New Jersey Debate Turns Into a Free-for-All
Star-Ledger: Corzine, Christie, Daggett clash about issues in final debate
Star-Ledger: Christie raises Kean
Star-Ledger: Christie makes every vote count
Wash Times: Blacks to test 'Obama effect' in Virginia, N. J. governors' races
CQ Politics: Poll: N.J. Independent Daggett at 20 Percent


WaPo: Deeds ignored advice, White House says

WaPo: Va. candidates for attorney general take off the gloves

Wash Times: Gaps found in Va.'s absentee ballot access


SacBee: Whitman radio spot selectively criticizes California spending
CQ Politics: More Questions About NRSC Role in Calif. Senate Primary
SacBee: Governor's run put aside, California schools chief O'Connell eyes next move
SacBee: California jockeys for billions in federal high-speed rail funds


Dallas MN: Cornyn eases stance on U.S. attorney


Rasmussen: 2010 Florida Governor: McCollum 46%, Sink 35%
Hill: Senate hopeful withdraws support of single-payer healthcare, trade bills
CBS: GOP Goes After Alan Grayson's "Names of the Dead" Web Site


Rasmussen: 2010 Georgia GOP Primary: Oxendine Still Way Ahead, 35% Undecided


Rasmussen: Illinois Governor Race 2010 Generic Ballot: Democrat 43% Republican 37%
Hill: Ditka disputes Senate candidates campaign endorsement claim


Politico: 2012 peek at Pawlenty's PAC fundraiser


Detroit News: Granholm slashes school funding by $212 million
Detroit FP: Michigan schools are reeling after funding blow


AP: US Sen. Graham discusses SC port security project


WaPo: In Massachusetts, Obama won't promote state's plan


October 22, 2009


Wash Times: White House offensive raises specter of 'enemies list'
Politico: Lamar Alexander to Barack Obama: No 'enemies list'
Fox: Is Fox Part of a Larger White House Enemies List?
Hill: Alexander, drawing on Nixon era, warns Obama against keeping 'enemies list'
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Enemies List? Of Course!

Gallup: Obama Quarterly Approval Average Slips Nine Points to 53%
Ann Coulter: The Grating Communicator
George Will: Obama lets entitlement culture run wild

Wash Times: Pay czar to slash post-bailout comp
WSJ: Pay Czar to Slash Compensation at Seven Firms
WaPo: U.S. to cut pay for bailed-out bosses
NYT: U.S. to Order Steep Pay Cuts at Firms That Got Most Aid
Politico: W.H.: Pay czar decided on his own

Politico: John Boehner takes a swipe at Dems on Afghanistan
Karl Rove: Obama Goes Wobbly on Afghanistan
AP/Daniel: Cheney: Stop the 'dithering' as troops face danger
Politico: Poll: Majority opposes Afghan surge
Hill: Obama hints Afghan decision may wait

Mitt Romney: Iran: Biggest Threat Since Soviets

WSJ: House Panel Debates Consumer-Financial Agency
NYT: Compromise Bill Could Block States on Bank Rules
WSJ: Obama Announces Steps to Channel Loans to Small Businesses
NYT: Obama Announces Small-Business Lending Push
WSJ: Dairy Farmers to Get $350 Million in Additional Aid
WaPo: Low-wattage bright spots in Fed report on economy
WSJ: Checks for Seniors Face Opposition
NYT: Strains for Democrats in Budget-Balancing Act
WSJ: Lawmakers Weigh Measures to Spur Hiring, Short of a Second Stimulus
WaPo: House moves to create jobs, prevent economy from slipping
Wash Times: September unemployment rate rises in 23 states
WaPo: FOIA and the Fed: Do we have a right to know the central bank's inner workings?

WSJ: Public Option Comeback: The secret to its budget 'savings'? Medicare price controls
Hill: Speakers move left on public option draws centrist complaints
Hill: Looking to unite Democrats on health reform, Obama takes partisan tone
Politico: Reid, Pelosi get dose of tough medicine
Hill: GOP seeks to regain August momentum
WaPo: Collins could be a critical crossover vote on health-care reform
Hill: Audit shows higher spending under House health bill over 10 years
NYT: Drug Makers Are Advocacy Groups Biggest Donors
Hill: Lobbyists expect to rake in cash
Dana Milbank: Mitch McConnell's speech stuck on 'repeat'

WaPo: Senate defeats costly Medicare 'fix'
Hill: Miscalculation delivers loss for Reid on Medicare doc fix
WSJ: Vote on Medicare Payment Cuts Divides Democrats
NYT: Senate Rejects Doc Fix Spending Bill, as Some Democrats Side With Republicans
WSJ: The doctor fix blows up in the Senate, no thanks to the AMA
American Spectator: The AMA's Quisling Strategy
Hill: Blue Dogs getting spending fatigue; wary of new economic fixes

Politico: Panel may launch Countrywide probe

WaPo: Musicians demand to know what music was blasted at Guantanamo detainees

Politico: President Obama tightens lobbying stance

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Cap and Trade Could Be a Boon to New York
WaPo: Tiny bat pits green against green

NYT: Fate of White House Counsel Is in Doubt
AP/Kellman: Kerry finds spot in Obama circle

WaPo: Census vows to fix fingerprinting process

WaPo: Duo release another video of their meeting with ACORN worker

WSJ: Wall Street Steps Up Political Donations, Lobbying

CQ Politics: House GOP Candidates Bank More Money

Politico: Conservatives roar; Republicans tremble
EJ Dionne: Republicans threaten to become a party of the right, and only of the right

NYDN: 'Going Rogue' spoof: 'Nightmare'stories may have Sarah Palin seeing 'Rouge'


Politico: Reagan conservative in North Country
CQ Politics: Special Election Fundraising Splits and Hits
Rush Limbaugh: The Problem with Today's GOP
Watertown DT: Glenn Beck giving Hoffman two shots at his millions of fans
Watertown DT: Armey, former House leader, visiting Watertown Thursday with Hoffman
Watertown DT: Scozzafava raps opponents for lack of debates
Watertown DT: Reporter, candidate clash

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NY Post: Black Dems back Cuomo: poll

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Albany TU: Skelos names four to Monserrate committee (plus a spare)

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NYDN: Valhalla not Nirvana for Kerik as he spends first day in Westchester County Jail
NYDN: Bernard Kerik pushed President George W. Bush for executive clemency in 2008

AP: Same-sex marriage effort gets new life: Special session vote expected this year

NYT: It Works for Dating, Why Not for Jobs?


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S-L: Daggett loaded-gun incident being investigated by Somerset County
WSJ: Upstart Gains in New Jersey
WaPo: Obama rallies Democrats for Corzine campaign
NYT: Eyeing a Democratic Win, the President Joins Corzine in New Jersey
Politico: Corzine milks Obama appearance
Star-Ledger: Gov. Corzine releases records of $3M made in donations
Star-Ledger: Gov. Jon Corzine buying a seat in Heaven?


CBS: No Game Changer in Final Va. Gov. Debate
Wash Times: Deeds hits replay on closing debate remarks
Politico: Deeds looking for Obama-mentum

Roanoke Times: Contrasts sharp in attorney general race


SacBee: Governor blames budget woes on judges 'going absolutely crazy'
LA Times: Judges reject California plan to cut prison crowding
George Skelton: Go with the flow on water legislation


Dallas MN: Sen. Hutchison unveils study showing cap and trade will be bad for Texas
Dallas MN: Alcohol chief, a Perry appointee, solicits donations for governor


Rasmussen: 2010 Florida GOP Senate Primary: Crist 49%, Rubio 35%
Rasmussen: Florida Senate 2010: Republicans Lead by Double Digits
St. Pete Times: Crist ramping up Senate campaign, and new poll shows why
Hill: Rubio gains on Crist
CQ Politics: Eye on the Senate: Rubio Cuts Into Crist's Lead in Florida
Time: Florida's Red-Meat Primary

St. Pete Times: U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young retiring? He's not saying

CQ Politics: GOP Alleges Grayson Breached Ethics Rules
Politico: Grayson's poster causes stir with GOP
Hill: 'Die quickly' congressman creates; GOP cries foul


NYT: In Atlanta, String of Black Mayors May Be Broken


Chicago Tribune: 5 GOP candidates for governor focus on ethics, economy
AP/Bellandi: GOP candidates for Illinois governor meet in forum
Hill: Front-runners for Kirks Illinois seat are lagging in money chase
Chicago Sun-Times: Mayor Daley defends decision to raid city's reserves


CNN: Pawlenty reaches out to governors over health care reform


AP: Pa. Dems attack political TV ads that hide donors
Philadelphia Inquirer: Racial politics surface in race for D.A.


Cleveland PD: House OKs suspending income tax cut
Akron BJ: Two House Republicans side with Dems to raise state income tax
Columbus Dispatch: 2 Republicans willing to delay income-tax cut


Detroit FP: Granholm: No shutdown
Detroit News: Audit: Department of Human Services misspent millions
Detroit FP: Be reasonable, Granholm tells GOP
Detroit News: Gov, GOP face off as state budget wrangling escalates


Missourinet: Bond releases report slamming cap & trade legislation
St. Louis PD: Corruption in the Missouri Legislature is moving up fast


Bill Frist: Tennessee schools can be tops in Southeast within five years


CQ Politics: A Question of Timing in North Carolina


Politico: Joe Wilson's opponent lying low
State: Court asks Sanford for more information


ABC40: Republican Senate Candidate Campaigns in WMass
Boston Globe: Cahill asserts Patrick failed budget test


CQ Politics: Progressives Try Some Airwaves Persuasion on Reid


Politico: Sheriff has McCain in immigration jam


Cincinnati Enquirer: Beshear: GOP plans 'smokescreen'
Cincinnati Enquirer: Beshear outlines education initiative


ProJo: Smith seeks GOP nod for governor


Oregonian: Atkinson suspends campaign for Oregon governor



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