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October 14, 2009


WSJ: Health Plan Passes Test: Key Bill Clears Panel with One GOP Vote as Final Push Looms
NYT: Republicans Vote Lifts a Health Bill, but Hurdles Remain
Wash Times: Senate panel, lone GOPer Snowe, OK health plan
Sen. McConnell: The fact is, this proposal will never come before the Senate
Human Events: Senate Committee Passes Obamacare
WSJ: People to Watch in the Debate's Next Phase
American Spectator: Now Comes the Hard Part
American Spectator: Health Care Snowe Job
Politico: Snowe vote arms Baucus for party war
Hill: Lieberman opposes Baucus health bill
WaPo: Health Insurers Emerge as Obama's Top Foe in Reform Effort
WaPo: Medical-Device Firms Criticize Tax Proposal
Wash Times: Insurers, others attack health reform
Wash Times: Health bill doubters remain in spotlight
Boston Globe: Panel approves health bill months in the making
WaPo: Finance Committee Passes Bill With One GOP Vote
NYT: Next Up: Harry Reid and the Blenders
WSJ: Your Mass. Future: Senate Finance Committee approves its version of ObamaCare
WSJ: The Baucus Bill Is a Tax Bill
Politico: Vote makes Snowe a key player
Hill: Finance passes healthcare bill; Snowe the lone GOP supporter
Hill: Pelosi appeals to youth in health bill
Rep. Lamar Smith: Keep stealth amnesty out of health reform
Boston Globe: Snowe went back and forth till end
Dana Milbank: She May Be on the Other Team, But She Called All the Plays
Rush Limbaugh: Snowe Votes Yes on Baucus Bill Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts
Dick Morris: High price of Obamacare
Newt Gingrich: Know the Facts, Read the Bill, Vote

Politico: Boxer: Climate bill ready
Hill: Boxer hints at mark-up for climate change bill in early November
NYT: Editorial: A Clearer Look at Drilling

WSJ: Financial-Services Regulation Fuels Tiff
NYT: Editorial: That Promised Financial Reform
Politico: New rules on horizon for banks
Hill: Lobbyists dig in for financial markup
WSJ: The Message of Dollar Disdain
WSJ: House GOP to Call for Subpoena Vote on Countrywide Documents
WSJ: MBS, R.I.P.? A Treasury rule on loan modifications riles the securities market
WaPo: AIG Advised to Limit Its Next Round of Bonuses
NYT: Federal Pay Czar Tries Again to Trim A.I.G. Bonuses
Hill: Treasury pressures AIG on bonuses
NYT: Some States Forgo Signs on Stimulus
Politico: Price tag for another 'stimulus': $20B
Hill: Tech companies strategize for next round in tax fight
WSJ: Rage at Government for Doing Too Much and Not Enough
Human Events: Rove Unrepentant on Bushonomics
Dick Morris: Pessimism: Obama's political ally

WSJ: The GOP vs. Labor Law: Why Republicans are blocking the nomination of Patricia Smith

WSJ: FCC Chief Seeks Broad Open-Internet Rules
WaPo: Senate Republicans Send Another Letter to FCC on Net Neutrality
WSJ: Coming Mobile Meltdown: Problem isn't insuring net neutrality, but dealing with growth

WaPo: Supreme Court to Review Ex-Enron CEO's Conviction
AP/Sherman: High court agrees to hear Enron appeal case
NYT: Justices Seem Sympathetic to Defendant Given Bad Advice

Politico: Inouye embraces McChrystal strategy
Hill: Pakistan fury prompts Dem action
Human Events: Don't 'Diss' Pakistan Again
WaPo: U.S. Sees Saudi Program As an Option for Detainees
Hill: Feingold sees similarities in Bush and Obama on intel
WaPo: A Historic Success In Military Recruiting

WaPo: Census Workers' Fingerprints Get Closer Look

Wash Times: Immigration activists call for reform

Hill: Watchdog comes back to bite Democrats

Kathleen Parker: Time for the GOP Women
Maureen Dowd: Daisy Chain of Cheneys

James Taranto: Norway or the Highway: What the Nobel Peace Prize tells us
Michael Gerson: A Prize for Star Power
Politico: Nobel committee defends award

WaPo: NFL Casts Doubt on Limbaugh Bid
Human Events: Rush's Rams
AP: NFL Owners Look at Rush and See Next Marge Schott
Chicago Tribune: NFL will see way to make Rush Limbaugh go away
Rush Limbaugh: State-Run Media Scum Smear Rush Using Fabricated Quotes

Politico: Bush-whacked: 5 pre-election books

Politico: Senate money story lines for 2010

Hill: RNCs new website aims to extend reach
Politico: New RNC website stumbles out of gate
Marc Ambinder: Top Ten Reasons Why The GOP Website Relaunch Is Fizzlin'
CQ Politics: Hitler, Pelosi, and Vile Tweets

Human Events: Top 10 Political Sex Scandals


Albany TU: Lazio: Unicameral legislature and hard property tax cap

NYT: Top State Court Hears Cases on Gay Marriage

Politico: GOP's Dede Scozzafava faces cash crunch

Albany TU: Gillibrand pushes meat-safety inspections

NYT: Bloomberg Defends His Record in First Mayoral Debate
NY Post: Mike & Bill turn debate into all-out war
NYT: Bloombergs Foe Finds Campaign Spotlight Elusive
NYDN: Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson has the look of a winner now: Is that enough?

NYT: Rangels Ex-Aide Will Run Against Him
NY Post: Ex-ally to challenge Charlie
Politico: Rangel probe taking its toll

NYT: As Monserrate Trial Closes, Starkly Different Accounts of Injuries
NYDN: Verdict in Hiram case hinges on judge's definition of 'beyond a reasonable doubt'
NY Post: Monserrate risked reputation by helping gal, lawyer claims
NY Post: Crunch time for 'slasher' Monserrate


CQ Politics: Jersey Deadlock: Independent Candidate in the Driver's Seat
AP: Gov. Jon Corzine, Chris Christie are tied in race for N.J. Gov, poll shows
Bloomberg: N.J. Republican Christie to Close Gap With Cuts, Pension Moves
Star-Ledger: Restaurant association endorses Christie
AP/Delli Santi: GOP NJ governor candidate's spending questioned
WSJ: Mammograms and the New Jersey Governor's Race
Star-Ledger: Lonegan stakes out new territory in anti-tax campaign


Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McDonnell 50%, Deeds 43%
Richmond TD: McDonnell up by 7 points in poll
WaPo: Deeds and McDonnell Target McDonnell Image


SacBee: California Legislature plans hearings on water bills
SacBee: Field Poll finds Californians want state government overhauled
LA Times: Tougher rules on policing illegal immigrants
LA Times: Some furlough days actually cost California money
Dan Walters: Right on schedule, state budget springs a leak
WCBS: Maria Shriver Busted Breaking Husband's Own Law


Politico: Hutchison unsure on timing of Senate resignation
Dallas MN: Hutchison unclear about Senate resignation date
Dallas MN: Health care battle could extend Hutchison's Senate stay
Dallas MN: Texans' secession talk brings national reaction


St. Pete Times: Florida legislators seek special elections for future Senate vacancies
St. Pete Times: U.S. Rep. Wexler expected to step down from South Florida seat
Politico: Wexler will resign seat to head Mideast center
CQ Politics: Wexler to Resign From Congress
Orlando Sentinel: Two more top-tier Republicans bow out of Grayson race


Hill: Isakson to offer bill expanding tax credit to all homeowners
Hill: Most homebuyers would get $8K from Isakson plan


Chicago Sun-Times: Daley rules out property tax increase to close budget gap


Cleveland PD: Car dealer Tom Ganley reveals his financial health in U.S. Senate bid


Detroit FP: Granholm, Bishop to hash out differences


CQ Politics: Iraq War Vet Tops $200,000 For Bid Against Rep. Emerson


Boston Globe: Governors race starts to simmer
Boston Globe: Case against DiMasi grows


Politico: Department of Justice could take Sen. John Ensign case
Politico: Report: Reid chides Mormon Prop 8 backers
CQ Politics: Reid Raises Another $2 Million


Wash Times: 'Toughest sheriff' vows face-off with feds over illegals


CQ Politics: Mongiardo Touts Hefty Fundraising in Ky. Senate Race


CQ Politics: New Mexico Governor: $1 Million Fundraising Quarter for Denish


Hill: Wisconsin lawmakers fight back critics of Oshkosh truck contract


October 13, 2009


WaPo: As Panel Votes Today, Democrats Look Ahead
Bloomberg: Snowe Vote Shows Obama Whether Republicans Help on Health Care
Hill: Sens: Snowe risks perch
WSJ: Insurers Push Back as Senate Health Vote Nears
WaPo: Insurance Dispute Heats Up Before Vote
WSJ: The health-care industry learns the price of appeasing Congress
NYT: Democrats Call Insurance Industry Report Flawed
NYT: Congress Is Split on Effort to Tax Costly Health Plans
Wash Times: Dems still clash on health reform in Senate
Politico: Dems infight over health bill funding
AP/Zaldivar: Dems scramble after warning from health insurers
WaPo: Mayo Clinic Faulted for Limiting Medicare Patients
Hill: Crunch time for K Street on healthcare
Human Events: Better Without Baucus
Michael Barone: 'Conceptual Language' Hides Health Care's Costs
Rush Limbaugh: White House Push for Obamacare Isn't Going Down as It Was Planned

Wash Times: GOP Graham's endorsement boosts climate change bill
NYT: Cleansing the Air at the Expense of Waterways
Human Events: The Business of Global Warming

WaPo: Summers Comes Out Swinging on Economic Policy
AP: Summers: Bush era set stage for economic woes
Hill: Summers to GOP: Stimulus is working
American Spectator: Stimulating the Stimulus
WaPo: Regulators, Firms Take Aim At Payday-Lending Market
Politico: Risk and reward in Dodd's reform push
Politico: Deal-maker Shelby ready to bargain
WSJ: Deficits and the Chinese Challenge
Politico: U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch new jobs campaign

Pat Buchanan: The Affirmative Action Nobel
Rush Limbaugh: Outrage! Obama Denied Sainthood and the Nobel Prize for Economics

AP/Theimer: ACORN's woes fuel GOP's bid to nix banking law
American Spectator: The Real Problem With ACORN

NYT: Views on Afghanistan Buildup Bring Clinton and Gates Together in an Alliance
WaPo: Support Troops Swelling U.S. Force in Afghanistan

NYT: Eastern Europe Fears New Era of Russian Dominance

Politico: Campaign finance laws face a reset

Politico: Liz Cheney's group 'Keep America Safe' takes on 'radical' White House

Politico: Sharpton to NFL: Block Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh: Sad: Al Sharpton Goes After Rush
American Spectator: Personal Fouls

Politico: GOP lawmakers lose in RNC turf war

American Thinker: Talkers fill GOP leadership vacuum
CQ Politics: GOP Hopes For Help From Candidates for Senate, Governor
Hill: Top of the ticket expected to have big impact on 2010 fight for Congress

Fox: Black Republicans Say 2010 Will Be Their Year


Quad City Times: Former N.Y. governor to speak at Q-C GOP event
Albany TU: Feds call indictees to testify
NY Post: Tax-revenue free fall
Hill: Rangel to face primary challenge from former campaign director
CQ Politics: Wrangle Over Rangel Shows Signs of Strain
NYT: Mayoral Foes Look to Hone Debate Skills
NYT: Union Ties Raise Ethics Questions for a Bloomberg Aide
NY Post: Mike advocates dumping public advocate


Wash Times: Christie clings to lead in N.J. race
USA Today: N.J.'s Corzine in dead heat with GOP challenger
Cherry Hill CP: Christie blasts city schools
Politico: Chris Daggett gaining in New Jersey race
Star-Ledger: If there were anything to spoil, Chris Daggett would be a spoiler
Star-Ledger: For Christie, three's a crowd


WaPo: Barbs Traded on Taxes, Traffic in Prime Time
Wash Times: Deeds accuses McDonnell of 'lying' in debate
Politico: Deeds sticks to his campaign script
Human Events: Deeds and Obama: He Loves Him, He Loves Him Not
NYT: Second Thoughts in Battle for Virginia
Fox: Deeds Hammers McDonnell on Thesis in Va. Governor's Debate
Politico: Bob McDonnell's recast image
WaPo: Can Deeds Come Back?


LA Times: Schwarzenegger pens a new course for California
SacBee: California gives Milk his day as governor signs 478 bills
NYT: California Tries to Solve Water Woes
SacBee: Leaders say water talks are moving
AP/Young: Myriad details on water fix divide Calif lawmakers
Wash Times: Schwarzenegger inks pro-gay bills
SF Chronicle: Mixed reviews for governor on health care bills
SF Chronicle: Schwarzenegger signs ammo-regulation bill
SacBee: Field Poll: Approval rating for Legislature drops to 13%
Dan Walters: Comic opera performance by governor and Legislature merits disdain

SacBee: Campbell stresses policy experience in California race for governor
Redding: Whitman can't buy a smooth governor's race


Dallas MN: Perry stays secret on many things, including forensics files
Tribune: Perry, Hutchison compete for Anti-Taxer Grover Norquists Blessing


Ledger: Crist Lays Out His Conservative Credits
St. Pete Times: Crist's agenda looks incomplete as he skips bid for second term


AJC: Should undocumented aliens be counted in the 2010 census?


Hill: Kirk poll shows him up on Giannoulias
WSJ: Hot-Dog Stand in Chicago Triggers a Frank Debate


Star Tribune: Ellison's trip may be legal, but it's not quite right
Star Tribune: Downtown St. Paul got only temporary boost from RNC


Detroit News: Gov vows vetoes to pay for Medicaid, public safety, scholarships
Rush Limbaugh: Steve Wynn Schools Jennifer Granholm on How to Create Jobs
Detroit FP: Democrats push new bill to make physicians pay 3%


KC Star: Hoping to tap electorates unease, Republicans take aim at Skeltons House seat


State: DeMint will seek another term
State: Bauer fattens war chest


Boston Globe: Senate hopefuls try for edge in face-off


Politico: House race to heat up in South Dakota


Des Moines Register: Political seas calm ahead of visit by Pawlenty


News Journal: Castle has big week of fundraising for Senate
BBW: Del. Republicans hail signs of revitalized party


October 12, 2009


WaPo: New Health Care Bill Would Raise Rates, Says Insurance Group
NYT: Insurance Industry Assails Health Care Legislation
Human Events: CBO Wrong on Health Bill's Cost to Taxpayers
Boston Globe: Health plans effect on costs may be slight
Wash Times: Home-state interests shape health plans
Hill: Finance health vote will require a leap of faith for several senators
NYT: Democrats Heed Doles Objection and Kill TV Ad
WaPo: Hospitals Are Forced to Pay for Society's Failures
Hill: Senate prospects for healthcare co-ops dim
CQ Politics: Women Lawmakers Put a Personal Stamp on Health Overhaul

WaPo: Obama Urged to Intensify Push for Climate Measure
Fox: Graham Backs Push for Climate Change Legislation

WSJ: Job Creation 101: A hiring tax credit returns from the dead
Hill: Democrats again look to economist forum as unemployment figures rise
WSJ: The Economic Recovery Is Well Underway
WSJ: Taking the National Debt Seriously
WaPo: Racing the Clock to Avoid Foreclosures
Reuters: Obama aide defends stimulus package
Paul Krugman: Misguided Monetary Mentalities

WSJ: Leahy's Bench Press: Senate Democrats try to pack the federal courts

NYT: U.S. Cant Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas
Hill: Democrats stymie Republican efforts to pass immigration reform measures
NYT: Editorial: Wrong Paths to Immigration Reform

Wash Times: Angry Hispanics mull boycotting 2010 census

Wash Times: McCain, Feinstein demand more Afghan troops
Politico: McCain: No win without 40,000 more troops
Hill: McCain: Obama could make 'error of historic proportions' on Afghanistan
Human Events: Kissinger: Obama Should Send Troops, Then Neutralize Afghanistan
WSJ: War Council Meets on Afghan Strategy
NYT: Troop Levels Are Still Focus of Debate
WSJ: Lawmakers Air Strategy Debate
WSJ: The Real Afghan Lessons From Vietnam
Jed Babbin: The Obama-McChrystal Gap

WSJ: White House Bid to Close Gitmo Hampered by Snags in Congress

Hill: Dorgan, Enzi push to end Cuba travel ban

WSJ: Support Grows to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Hill: Levin predicts Obama will succeed at overturning military ban on gays
Human Events: Obama's 'Gay' Speech
NYT: Gay Rights Marchers Press Cause in Washington

WSJ: George Shultz on the Drug War

WSJ: Pelosi Key to GOP 2010 Playbook
NYT: Democrats Must Attack to Win in 2010, Strategists Say

WaPo: Palin a 'Formidable Force,' McCain Says
AP: Palin still GOP asset: McCain

WSJ: An Alternative Nobel: Three Iranian dissidents are sentenced to death
Ross Douthat: Heckuva Job, Barack
Human Events: Why Obama Deserves His Nobel Prize

NYDN: White House: Fox News 'a wing of the Republican Party'


WSJ: Outgunned Challenger Fights On in New York Mayor's Race
NYT: For Long-Term Unemployed, Payments Near End
AP/Gormley: When politics and policy collide
Albany TU: Charlie Rangel has zero friends in 23rd CD race
Human Events: How Many Properties Has Rangel Owned?


Philadelphia Inquirer: Corzine, Christie in a rut on property taxes
Star-Ledger: Corzine, Christie get campaign funds from special interests
NYT: Independent Candidate Stirs Up the Governors Race in New Jersey


NYT: 2 State Races May Put Lens on Obama
Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell and Deeds give a personal take on social issues


SacBee: Schwarzenegger releases some bills; plans new water special session
LA Times: Schwarzenegger backs away from veto threat, vows to weigh bills on merits
SF Chronicle: Mass veto off, governor signs hundreds of bills
LA Times: Water policy discussions roil on
SacBee: Assembly, Senate make some financial sacrifices
WSJ: Schwarzenegger Vetoes Energy Bills
WSJ: Youth Prison Model Sets High Bar
Dan Walters: California 'murder-suicide of 1998 could repeat itself


Austin AS: Candidates for GOP chair lean toward Perry
Fort Worth BP: Plethora of candidates eyeing Texas governors seat


Miami Herald: Key issues dog Gov. Charlie Crist's legacy
Miami Herald: Crist Watch: A report card on the governor's priorities
Miami Herald: Democratic rivals for Florida attorney general face off


Morris: Gubernatorial Candidates Reaching For Moral High Ground


Chicago Sun-Times: Brady: Giannoulias botched savings plan


Star Tribune: For the GOP, some healthy self-analysis


Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: Finally, a budget


WaPo: Execution Methods Examined: Ohio's Review After Botched Injection
CQ Politics: Ohio Businessman Mulls Ryan Challenge


Detroit News: Ohio may take on Detroit casinos


NPR: State Politicians Converge On Rural Special Election


LA Times: The dividing line on John Edwards


Greenville News: Graham joins Democrat John Kerry on climate change


Hill: Sen. Reid trailing both challengers in new poll
Las Vegas Sun: Republicans adding few new voters in Nevada
Howard Kurtz: Two Prominent Men in Sex Scandals, but Only One Feeding Frenzy


Hill: Rep. Flake's survivalist vacation in the tropics: Diary and photos


DO: For Castle, a fitting swan song


October 11, 2009


Sens. Kerry & Graham: Yes We Can (Pass Climate Change Legislation)
WSJ: It All Adds Up: Save Green When You Go Green
Politico: Sen. Lindsay Graham signs on to climate bill

NYT: Obama Cites G.O.P. Officials in Call to Action on Bill
NYT: Lobbyists Fight Last Big Plans to Cut Health Care Costs
NYT: D.N.C. Ad Touts Republican Support for Health Care Bills
Wash Times: Young embrace health care reform
AP/Lester: Obama wants bipartisan health care bill
Morning Sentinel: Snowe stands 'in eye of the storm'
SF Chronicle: Pelosi reaches her defining moment

WSJ: Obama to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Military Policy
NYT: Obama Pledges Again to End Dont Ask, Dont Tell
WaPo: As Pressure Grows, Obama Addresses Gay Rights Group

WaPo: Now the 'Loyal Opposition,' McCain Keeps Pressure on Obama

NYT: Small Banks Fail at Growing Rate, Straining F.D.I.C.
WaPo: Steep Losses Pose Crisis for Pensions

Politico: Piecemeal second stimulus?
WaPo: Editorial: Re-Stimulating: Unemployment is bad. More fiscal debt might be worse

AP: Border Fence Requirement Is Removed

NYT: As Republicans Predict a 2010 Surge, Democrats Dig In
Hill: GOP gets fundraising ball rolling quickly in new Senate races
Politics Daily: Republicans Believe They'll Score a Comeback in Midterms
LA Times: Iowa Republicans give an early soapbox to Pawlenty
Politico: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


NY Post: Rep. Charles Rangel drowning in tangle web of ethics charges


Star-Ledger: Star-Ledger endorses independent Chris Daggett for N.J. governor
Philadelphia Inquirer: Shaking up the N.J. race
PoAC: Corruption fades as top issue in New Jersey governor's race
Politico: Will Chris Christie be the biggest loser?


Lynchburg NA: Mason-Dixon poll: McDonnell up by 8 points over Deeds
Bristol HC: Republican Bob McDonnell enjoys hefty lead in Southwest Virginia
WaPo: McDonnell: A Razor-Sharp but Selective Memory
Kathleen Parker: The 'Women's Issues' Deeds Doesn't Get


LA Times: Polling shows little to please Republicans in 2010
LA Times: California lawmakers in stalemate over state water plan
SacBee: Feud over water bill pushes Schwarzenegger mass-veto deadline
Dan Walters: Long-term debt plan is a necessity
NYT: Top Judge Calls Calif. Government Dysfunctional
SF Chronicle: Newsom kept 81% of vows, self-report finds


Dallas MN: Nobel for Obama draws sarcasm from Texas GOP
Austin AS: Judge's ruling nudges Texas back into gay marriage fight


Herald Tribune: Rubio gains buzz, but lags in fundraising
St. Pete Times: Meek campaign struggles to knock down questions about his viability
Miami Herald: Florida Democrats are not yet sold on Meek as the nominee for Senate
Miami Herald: Broward's energized Republicans gather to meet candidates


AJC: Isakson confident tri-state water deal will be made


Chicago Tribune: Kim to announce candidacy for Ill. atty general
Pantagraph: Madigan gets opponent


Star Tribune: Minnesota fears hefty hit from aiding poor


Pittsburgh PG: Analysis: Perfect storm delayed budget


Columbus Dispatch: Tiberi's campaign says it's flush, even before GOP aid


Detroit FP: Dem fumes at GOP's alleged Mackinac boozing


Hill: Skelton red-faced over blue language directed at colleague on House floor


Tennessean: Bill Frist starts new chapter as health crusader


News & Observer: Are GOP winds blowing?


State: McMaster raises $1 million, but Barrett still holds the lead in campaign cash
Greenville News: South Carolina law gives Legislature broad power to impeach


LA Times: Sen. John Ensign complicates Nevada campaigns


Arizona Republic: Political Insider: Symington won't run in '10


Shreveport Times: Vitter pushes for citizenship question on census


Nashua Telegraph: Lynch may have some competition for his job


October 10, 2009


NYT: Surprise Nobel for Obama Stirs Praise and Doubts
WSJ: An Award Often Tinged by Politics
WaPo: Critics Smell Politics in Decision to Honor Obama
Wash Times: Nobel Prize seen as reward for not being Bush
LA Times: Nobel Peace prize may weigh heavily on Obama
Politico: GOP dials down Nobel Prize criticism
WSJ: The Nobel Hope Prize
NYDN: Obama Nobel Peace Prize win mocks award
Dick Morris: Nobel Prize to Obama: Europe's bid to re-colonize America
Rush Limbaugh: Our President is a Laughingstock: Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Politico: Limbaugh: 'Greater embarrassment' than losing Olympics
Jed Babbin: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

WaPo: Health-Care Bill May Not Get Single GOP Vote in the House
NYT: Adversity Helped Shape Snowes Health Care View
WSJ: Insurance Mandates Draw Flak From Both Sides
Wash Times: CBO math says tort reform cuts deficit
Hill: House Dems to call insurance execs twice to testify in final healthcare push

NYT: Panel Says Obama Plan Wont Slow Foreclosures
WSJ: Foreclosure Plan Ill-Suited for Changing Crisis, Report Says
WSJ: The 'Democratization of Credit' Is Over -- Now It's Payback Time
WSJ: Democrats Weigh Tax On Financial Transactions
WSJ: Obama Steps Up Push for Consumer Financial Protection Agency
WaPo: Obama Takes Bully Pulpit to Push Agency For Consumers
WSJ: Fannie's Next Big Adventure: Piling a guarantee on a guarantee on . . .

AP/Sherman: Congress set to act to keep abuse photos hidden

NYT: Abortion Foes Tell of Their Journey to the Streets

NYT: Sotomayor Puts Stamp on a Day at Court

Sen. Jim DeMint: What I Heard in Honduras

George Will: Rage of the Rights Talkers

Rush Limbaugh: Rush Accepts Invitation to Judge the 2010 Miss America Pageant

CNN: GOP needs power player to end 'warlord status,' expert says

AP: Guests for the Sunday TV news shows


CQ Politics: Hensarling Backs Scozzafava in Special Election
WSJ: N.Y. House Race Touches Off GOP Funding Fight

NYT: A Cuomo in the White House
Albany TU: Paterson signs Nixmarys law and others, vetoes a few as well
NYDN: Gov. Paterson signs Nixzmary's Law
AP: Gov signs Nixzmary's Law
Albany TU: Paterson makes his case on New York NOW

NYT: Republicans on the Trail, Going It Mostly Alone

Fox: Rangel Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Pelosi Says


WSJ: Corzine Uses Ad Blitz to Close Christie Gap
Star-Ledger: Chris Christie revamps his pitch to become N.J. governor
NY Post: Christie: NJ jolted enough: Taxes run amok
Star-Ledger: N.J. governor's race poll shows Obama link helps Corzine campaign
S-L: Chris Christie accuses Corzine campaign of addressing weight in N.J. governor's race ads
S-L: Chris Christie hammers Corzine, Daggett for tax plans
AP/Mulvihill: Christie wants to block gay marriage
Gail Collins: The Eye of the Beholder


WaPo: GOP Fervor Mounts As McDonnell Leads
WaPo: McDonnell "Delighted" Obama Won Nobel
AP/Lewis: Deeds keeps mum on roads funding plans
CQ Politics: Deeds: Obama Will Campaign Again in Virginia
Richmond TD: Deeds says he wouldnt raid general fund for roads
WaPo: Palin: McDonnell Personally Asked for Help


SacBee: Brown balks at challenging governor's veto threat
LA Times: Jerry Brown says it's not up to him to weigh in on governor's veto threat
WSJ: Politics of Water Brings California Back to Brink
CQ Politics: Eye on the Senate: Indecision Prevails in California
SacBee: GOP launches petition drive to 'fire' Pelosi; Democratic colleagues defend her
SacBee: California chief justice criticizes initiative process
LA Times: Stars shine on Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown
SF Chronicle: Boxer enjoys big lead on probable GOP rivals
AP: Boxer widens fundraising lead for 2010 campaign


DMN: Senators, representatives continue to battle over North TX nominee for U.S. attorney
CBS: Tom Delay Leaves the Dance Floor, Will He Finally Enter the Courtroom?
Fox: Your World' and Texas Race
AP/Shannon: Hutchison campaigns for gun rights
Star-Telegram: Perry continues overhaul of Forensic Science Commission


St. Pete Times: Crist greets Rubio supporters at Tampa event
Tampa Tribune: Rubio supporters show up for Crist speech
Miami Herald: Florida Gov. Crist is filling campaign coffers for Senate run

AP: Fla. Sen. LeMieux to make GOP radio address
Hill: Newest GOP senator not backing health proposals promoted by Senate Dems
AP: New Florida senator discloses earnings

St. Pete Times: If Dockery enters race for governor, expect fireworks

Politico: Rep. Wasserman Schultz foe aims live bullets at "DWS" target
AP/Sedensky: Republican shoots target with Fla. Dem's initials


BND: GOP Dillard bids for governor
Chicago Tribune: Suburban businessman to run as Republican for Illinois attorney general


Hill: Bachmann opponents could be headed for primary


NYT: Pennsylvania Lawmakers End the Budget Stalemate
Bloomberg: Pennsylvania Senate Approves $28 Billion Budget 101 Days Late


AP/Eggert: Senate GOP still holding onto 6 Mich. budget bills
Detroit FP: 2.2% cut in Michigan school aid sets stage for more budget tussles


AP/Abrams: Lawmaker cusses out fellow Missourian in House
Politico: Skelton's "stick it up your a**" moment


WSJ: Paying the Health Tax in Massachusetts
Boston Globe: Capuano trips raise profile, questions


Las Vegas Sun: No front-runner among the five who would challenge Harry Reid
KVBC: Republican women stand behind Ensign, focus on unseating Reid


AP/Crary: Stakes high for Maine's marriage vote


October 9, 2009


WSJ: Senate Health Bill Gains Momentum
AP: Senate committee health care vote planned Tuesday
LA Times: All eyes are on Olympia Snowe in healthcare debate
WSJ: House Eyes Windfall Tax on Insurers for Health Bill
WSJ: A new entitlement that cuts the deficit!
Sen. Mary Landrieu: Health Costs Are Crushing Small Businesses
Strassel: Senators aren't counting on reform savings when it comes to their constituents
James Taranto: Want to cut the deficit? Just spend $829 billion!
WaPo: Health-Care Tug of War Puts Patients In the Middle
WaPo: Health Industry Concerned About Reform Measures
Dick Morris: Tax the sick: Obama's new plan
Hill: Were going to make it
Hill: Pelosi criticizes Baucus health bill
Hill: Harkin: Health bill will have public option
Rush Limbaugh: Dark Days: Democrats in Midst of a Giant Health Care Con Game

AP: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize
AP/Ritter: In a surprise, Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
WSJ: How Barack Obama Became the Accidental Occidental President
Charles Krauthammer: Young Hamlet's Agony

NYT: U.S. Mortgage Backer May Need Bailout, Experts Say
NYT: Fannie and Freddie Continue to Struggle, Lawmakers Told
NYT: Editorial: Another Kind of Foreclosure Crisis

Pat Buchanan: Hire Americans First!

Wash Times: Key Democrats align with military on buildup
Hill: Obey questions wisdom of sending more troops to Afghanistan, predicts scrutiny
WSJ: No Substitute for Boots on the Ground

NYT: Judiciary Panel Approves Patriot Act Sections
WSJ: Patriot Act Redo Clears Split Panel

NYT: U.S. Blocks Oil Drilling at 60 Sites in Utah

Hill: Chamber president: Were not changing on climate legislation

WSJ: Hate-Crimes Law Closer to Covering Gays
NYT: House Votes to Expand Definition of Hate Crimes
NYT: House Passes Expanded Hate Crimes Bill
Politico: House GOP leaders voting against defense bill
Julian Bond: Rights Still to Be Won

WSJ: House Lawmakers Challenge Credit Card Fee Increases
NYT: In House, a Bid to Hasten a Credit Card Law

Politico: Senators who could lose in 2010
Larry Sabato: Statehouse Rock: 2010 Governor Races

Politico: Sarah Palin notably absent from gubernatorial races

Hill: FEC could make GOTV rules tougher


WSJ: Ethics Panel Widens Rangel Investigation
NYT: Wider Ethics Inquiry for Rangel
NYT: Editorial: Sinking with Mr. Rangel
Politico: How long can Democrats stand by Charlie Rangel?

Albany TU: Deficit remains political football
Albany TU: Deficit? Lawmakers enjoy $11 a day boost
Buffalo News: Deficit grows to $3 billion as Paterson asks for ideas
NYDN: Gov. Paterson shirking budget duty, pols charge

NYDN: Gov. Paterson supports stem cells research; call it the 'wave of future'

AP/Gormley: Cuomo seeks to curb politics in pension decisions

NYT: Defense Rests in Monserrate Trial

CQ Politics: Labor-Related Party Backs Owens in N.Y. 23 Special
Albany TU: Working Families Party endorses Owens in 23rd CD


CQ Politics: Little Daylight in N.J. Governor Poll Numbers
NY Post: It's the taxes, stupid: NJ gov race turns on how to lighten load
Star-Ledger: Gov. Jon Corzine details how he would close N.J.'s $8B budget deficit
US News: Corzine Should Apologize to Christie for Weight Ad in N.J. Governor's Race
Star-Ledger: N.J. lt. governor candidates Weinberg, Guadagno aggressively spar in debate

Star-Ledger: GOP senators announce support for Sen. Tom Kean for Senate president
PoAC: New Jersey Republicans maneuvering for leverage in choice of next Senate president


WaPo: McDonnell Widens Lead Over Deeds
Politico: Poll: McDonnell up nine points
CQ Politics: Latest Va. Governor's Poll Gives McDonnell 9-Point Lead
Human Events: McDonnell Running Strong
Michael Gerson: Creigh Deeds vs. 'What's Going On in Washington'
Wash Times: Biden's home visit for Deeds a hushed affair


Mercury News: Meg Whitman, Tom Campbell running neck and neck in latest Field Poll
SF Chronicle: Whitman, Campbell in dead heat, poll shows
Wikipedia: Tom Campbell bio
SF Chronicle: Rudy Giuliani endorses Whitman
SF Chronicle: Whitman, Poizner and their common Democratic contributions
WaPo: CA-Gov: Whitman Defends Handling of Vote Story
SacBee: Poll: GOP voters cooling on Fiorina Senate candidacy
SacBee: Schwarzenegger goes public with blanket veto threat
Dan Walters: State must change its tax system


Dallas MN: Hutchison defends earmarks despite Perry jabs
Dallas MN: Senators, representatives battle over North Texas nominee for U.S. attorney
Dallas MN: Perry names first Latina to Texas Supreme Court
Dallas MN: Cornyn preparing for Hutchison departure
AP: Texas Republicans looking for new party chairman


Miami Herald: Crist continues to rake in millions for Senate campaign
CQ Politics: Crist Reports Raising $2.4 Million in Third Quarter
American Spectator: Marco's Million-Dollar Mo
Townhall: Marco Rubio - Charlie Crist Matchup a Fundraising Game

St. Pete Times: Federal Election Commission audits Florida Democratic Party


McClatchy: Georgia's Isakson pushes homebuyer tax credit extension
AJC: Gingrey uses doc smock mock to knock Obama


WSJ: Campaign-Finance Overhaul Falters in Illinois
Chicago Sun-Times: Hynes, first with TV spots, talks taxes
Chicago Tribune: Jim Ryan considers GOP bid for governor
Chicago Tribune: Republican Senate candidate Hughes puts $250k of own cash into race


WaPo: Short Takes: The Bachmann Primary
Argus Leader: Mixed reviews about Pawlenty
Star Tribune: Ellison reveals cost of trip to Mecca: $13.5K
AP: Democrats in Minn. governor's race hold TV debate
Pioneer Press: For Coleman, St. Paul comes first


Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. budget pieces start to fall into place


Cleveland PD: Husted wins residency dispute ruling
Dayton DN: Law takes a back seat to politics with Husted ruling
Toledo Blade: Low point for high court

Cleveland PD: Casino revenue overstated, GOP House leaders say


Detroit News: Students' behavior at GOP event questioned
Detroit FP: Granholm to merge DNR, DEQ


McClatchy: Why is GOP targeting Ike Skelton's once-safe Missouri seat?
Hill: Blunt accuses White House of hiding generals' opinions


NY Post: Tennessee lawmaker Wamp: Bloomberg, gun sting unwelcome
NY Post: Hillbilly pol takes shot at mayor
Examiner: The Tennessee Republican legislative landscape


News & Observer: Poll: Burr not popular, but leads Democrats
Politics Daily: Burr Looking Stronger for Re-Election in North Carolina
CQ Politics: Eye on the Senate: Burr's Still Ahead in North Carolina


CQ Politics: Wilsons Fundraising Numbers Are No Lie


Harvard Law Record: Massachusetts Senate: the race is on!


October 8, 2009


WSJ: New Math Boosts Health Plan
Wash Times: New data boosts health bill for Democrats
Hill: CBO score gives Baucus health bill a boost with deficit-cutting projections
WaPo: Health-Care Bill Wouldn't Raise Deficit, Report Says
WaPo: GOP Points To Democrats' Concerns on Medicaid
NYT: Health Care Bill Gets Green Light in Cost Analysis
WaPo: Health-Care Reform: How the Bills Stack Up
Ann Coulter: Would you like to sponsor 'Liberal Lies about National Health Care'? Part 7
Karl Rove: The GOP Is Winning the Health-Care Debate
Jed Babbin: Baucus Health Care Circus

WSJ: Deficit Complicates Push on Jobs
EJ Dionne: Just Don't Call It a Jobs Stimulus

NYT: Democrats May Extend Tax Credit for Homes
LA Times: FHA may be setting up repeat of housing bubble, lawmakers worry

WSJ: Plan to Let States Set Bank Rules Splits Democrats
WSJ: Frank's Plan Criticized As Too Lax
WSJ: The Weak-Dollar Threat to Prosperity
Hill: Lawmakers show worry over U.S. dollars dwindling worldwide status
WSJ: Another Scary Czar
WSJ: Mrs. Pelosi's VAT: The Speaker floats a middle-class tax hike
James Taranto: The Green Depression: Wouldn't it be cool if economy shrank even more?

Rush Limbaugh: "Safe Schools Czar" Rips Schools for Promoting Heterosexuality

NYT: Obama Choice for Labor Post Advances but Then Meets a G.O.P. Roadblock

Hill: Climate legislation deal feared

WaPo: Court Wades Shallowly Into Church and State
NYT: Religion Largely Absent in Argument About Cross
Wash Times: High court questions cross as memorial
Dana Milbank: Cross Case Raises Questions, and Maybe Money

NYT: Compromise Is Reached on Detainees
WaPo: Key Democrats Would Let Guantanamo Detainees Be Tried in U.S.

WSJ: Gates Gives Obama Afghan Troop Request
Politico: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid at odds over war

WSJ: Intelligence Fiasco: The authors of the 2007 Iran NIE have some explaining to do

Rep. Dan Burton: Holder's Witch Hunt

Wash Times: Hard-hit cities, states hire near-record lobbyists

WSJ: GOP Faces Multiple Hurdles as It Aims for a 1994 Replay

WaPo: Cheney's Daughter Starts Firm Of Her Own

Chicago Tribune: Playgirl shoot next up for teenage father of Sarah Palin's grandson


NYT: Ex-Spitzer Aide Fined $10,000 in Bruno Case
NY Post: Ethics bigs fine Spitz aide 10G

Albany TU: NRA endorses Scozzafava
Politico: In NY 23rd, GOP pick sparks revolt on right
CQ Politics: Special Election Candidate Squeezed From Both Sides
American Spectator: Losing It Over Scozzafava

Albany TU: Lazio: Legislators should cancel China junket

NYDN: Pension pay-to-play: Law firms gave controllers big bucks, then got $518M in fees
NYDN: Cuomo Plan Gets Senate Love But Shelly Shrug

NYT: Witness in Monserrate Assault Trial Says Partner Was Drunk

NYT: Democrats Block G.O.P. Move on Rangel
WaPo: Democrats Hold Off GOP Attack On Rangel
Wash Times: House GOP fails to strip Rangel of chairmanship
Gail Collins: The Lion King in Winter

Chris Cillizza: The Rising: Hillary Alumnus, Bloomberg Foil


CQ Politics: New Jersey: Corzine Outspending Christie 3-to-1
NYT: Corzine Points a Spotlight at His Rivals Waistline


WSJ: Virginia's Race Now a Page-Turner
Wash Times: Deeds links self with Warner, not Obama
Politico: Dems beg Deeds for positive message

CQ Politics: State Senator Readies Bid Against Virginia's Perriello


SacBee: Brown widens lead over Newsom in California Field Poll
SacBee: Whitman registered to vote in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, records show
Chris Cillizza: Calling California Conservatives
George Skelton: Schwarzenegger's heavy-handed threat is justified


Dallas MN: Hutchison plans to file brief in gun control case before Supreme Court
Hill: Hutchison, Tester, Souder wading into Supreme Court gun rights case
Politico: DeLay has 'no idea' on Obama citizenship


SPT: In Florida governor's race, Democrat Sink retains fundraising lead over GOP's McCollum
CQ Politics: Florida Senate: Ex-Miami Mayor in the Mix
Miami Herald: Ferre jumps into Senate race
SPT: Former prosecutor to guide House inquiry into Sansom
SPT: With Marco Rubio raising nearly $1 million, it's game on in Senate race vs. Gov. Crist


AJC: Court relieves Oxendine's father of judicial duties


NYT: Attorney General, in Chicago, Pledges Youth Violence Effort
Politico: Holder, Duncan meet with Daley


Star Tribune: Pawlenty's trip to Iowa seen as testing the waters for 2012
Politico: Gov. Tim Pawlenty to headline Iowa GOP dinner


CQ Politics: Wisconsin's Feingold At Risk ... But Only If Thompson Runs


CQ Politics: Past and Present in Iowa Governors Duel


Boston Globe: Coakley enters e-mail inquiry
Boston Globe: Senate contenders race for unions backing


WSJ: New Mexico Revisits Scandal


Rasmussen: Louisiana Senate: GOP Candidates Lead by Double Digits


Politico: Wyoming governor Dave Freudenthal to seek third term?




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