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September 7, 2009



NATIONAL

NYT: Obama Faces a Critical Moment for His Presidency
WaPo: Obama Readies Reform Specifics
CQ Politics: Obama Ready to Stress Areas of Health Agreement
Hill: Gibbs: 'Lines in the sand' to be drawn by president in address
Politico: What Obama will say in his address
NYT: The Presidents Team Fights New Setbacks
Wash Times: Obama's stand on public option draws fire
Politico: Alexander: Health care bill is like "war" vote
Human Events: AFL CIO At War With Blue Dogs
Human Events: Labor Unions on Health Care: Their True Motives
Hill: GOP warns of 'explosion' if Dems use reconciliation to force health reform
Hill: Health proponents keep enemies close
NYT: New Fee on Health Insurance Companies Is Proposed to Help Expand Coverage
Wash Times: Pro-reform doctor wants critics to forgo Medicare
Ross Douthat: A More Perfect Death

Hill: Campaign finance gets spotlight at Supreme Court this week

Pittsburgh PG: War, unions, climate fill the agenda for Congress
NYT: Pace of Change Under Obama Frustrates Unions
PE: Sen. Barbara Boxer the force behind upcoming energy bill

NYT: Natural Gas Hits a Roadblock in New Energy Bill

Wash Times: W.H.: 'Silly' backlash to Obama schools-talk
NYT: Secretary Endorses Obamas Talk for Students

WSJ: Obama Adviser Resigns Amid Controversy
WaPo: In Adviser's Resignation, Vetting Bites Obama Again
Wash Times: W.H. looks past Jones controversy
Politico: More czars on conservative hit list
Politico: Van who? Beck, bloggers pushed story
Politico: Van Jones 'brought down,' says Dean
SF Chronicle: Glenn Beck: conspiracies, President Obama and Van Jones
SF Chronicle: Progressives decry resignation of Van Jones

WSJ: Obama to Tap Bloom as Manufacturing Adviser
WaPo: Obama Names Manufacturing Adviser

Sen. Jim DeMint: Congress's Next Giveaway: A Terrible Idea to Tax Tourists

CQ Politics: Transcript: White House Adviser Axelrod on NBCS Meet the Press
CQ Politics: Transcript: Sens. Klobuchar, Nelson, Gov. Pawlenty on CNNs State of the Union
CQ Politics: Transcript: Former Sens. Dole, Daschle on ABCs This Week

NEW YORK

Politico: Giuliani's "still thinking" about race for governor
NY Post: Rudy 'still thinking' - out loud
NYT: Cuomo Is Said to Find No Rogue Unit
NYDN: No state cops' rogue unit: report
Albany TU: Candidates lining up in 23rd CD
AP/Bauman: Candidates in NY's 23rd CD, check. A race? Not yet
NY Post: Pedro can re-gift his 'dirty' $$
NYDN: Too many loopholes: Campaign money goes for cars, spas & travel

NEW JERSEY

Politico: New Jersey governor's race gets down and dirty
Daily Record: Christie has no property tax plan
Star-Ledger: Corzine may face political consequences with Assembly speaker's retirement
AP/Mulvihill: Kean critical of Corzine, on this or that

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell up in poll taken after thesis flap
Daily Press: McDonnell's agenda
WaPo: Rural Areas A Magnet For Deeds

CALIFORNIA




Bus Times: Bringing business to the race Jobs are key, says gov candidate Whitman
eWeek: Fiorina, Whitman Face Hurdles in Calif. Campaign Bids
SacBee: Cyber titans of Silicon Valley turning to politics
Politico: California redistricting mischief

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Timeline is murky for Perry to call election to replace Hutchison in Senate
Dallas MN: Perry critic turned supporter: That stuff I said, never mind

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Work by incoming Sen. LeMieux, his law firm draws scrutiny
St. Pete Times: Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham tries to chill state GOP's ardor for oil
Examiner: Sen. Martinez lobbied Pentagon for RNC benefactor
Herald Tribune: Buchanan ranks highly in Congress' wealth list

GEORGIA

AJC: Some bills by Georgia legislators on road to nowhere
AJC: A Republican voice of moral recklessness

ILLINOIS

NYT: Ex-Illinois Governor Adds Author to His Rsum
Chicago Daily Observer: Who is Winning the Illinois GOP Web War?
BND: Get ready for some intense action in Illinois governor race

MINNESOTA

CNN: I don't view Palin as a competitor for anything, says Pawlenty
Star Tribune: Health care: From sound and fury to the real fight

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Democrats gird for midterm losses next year

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Obama losing independents over health care
Cleveland PD: Traficant rips 'enemies' at welcome-home party
Hill: Traficant talks 'turkey' hunting in first post-prison interview

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Republicans count down to 1st gubernatorial debate
WSJ: Lights Out at the Penitentiary

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Mo. to curb hospital Medicaid payments

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Fetzer finds love right in his own political party

MASSACHUSETTS

NYDN: Schilling's Senate pitch for Ted Kennedy's seat laid out in blog post "What I believe"
Arizona Republic: Why not Schilling in the Senate?
NYT: Kennedy Connection to Chvez and Citgo
Boston Globe: Healey opts against run for Kennedys Senate seat
AP: Former Lt. Gov. Healey decides against Senate race

COLORADO

WaPo: For Obama and Democrats, Colorado Becomes Less Welcoming

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September 6, 2009



NATIONAL

NYT: White House Adviser on ‘Green Jobs’ Resigns
WaPo: Embattled Environmental Aide Resigns
WaPo: White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism
Wash Times: Green jobs czar Van Jones resigns
Examiner: Van Jones resignation shows 'How Republicans got their groove back'
Examiner: Has Glenn Beck replaced Rush Limbaugh as titular head of the Republican party?

NYT: Clintons Health Defeat Sways Obamas Tactics
NYT: Shake the Governments Helping Hand. Or Bite It.
Star-Ledger: Bickering, bipartisan Gang of Six could still ride to the rescue
AP/Adams: Health care effort could depend on Maine's Snowe
Houston Chronicle: Passing a health bill: What are the odds?
NYT: Editorial: President Obamas Health Choices
David Brooks: Perverse incentives are why health care is a mess
Reuters: Betsy McCaughey Addresses NY Times: Charges of Falsehoods But No Evidence

NYT: Health Care Debate Revives Immigration Battle

Wash Times: Justices take on challenge to campaign laws

NYT: Obama Outlines Retirement Initiatives
Wash Times: Obama moves to boost retirement savings

Politico: School speech backlash builds

Wash Times: Musical chairmanship in Senate

Politico: Pelosi loath to drop hammer on Rangel

Kathleen Parker: Obama's Abortion Minefield

NYT: Wall Street Pursues Profit in Bundles of Life Insurance
Lawrence Kudlow: The Jobless Recovery

NYT: OpEd: What Torture Never Told Us

WaPo: Lobbyists Feel the Pinch As Downturn Hits K Street

CQ Politics: In Some Ways, 2012 Presidential Race Already Underway
CQ Politics: Wondering Who's In For 2012
Rasmussen: Does Obama Face a 2012 Challenge In His Own Party?
Chicago Tribune: Obama's declining support among whites

Examiner: Win a dinner date with Sarah Palin
CQ Politics: Palin's Costly Resignation
SF Chronicle: Palin and America's paranoid-style politics
American Thinker: Is Sarah Palin crazy?

Hill: Kaine, Steele make cases to NAACP
Hill: Kaine picks Obama's allies for DNC posts

Hill: D.C. voting advocates hope for October vote

Hill: Talk shows to preview Obama addresses
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Syracuse PS: New York Senate on spending spree while economy bleeds
Buffalo News: Wojtaszek is campaigning hard

NEW JERSEY



WaPo: In N.J., Economy Weighs on Corzine Bid
Star-Ledger: Editorial: Corzine vs. Chris Christie: Time for straight talk in NJ campaign
AP/Delli Santi: No ticket for Christie in '02 wreck
CQ Politics: New Jersey: Garrett Dodges Democratic Trend

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Deeds Needs to Look Beyond Thesis, Seize A Key Issue
Richmond TD: Thesis fracas may not give Deeds the boost he needs

CALIFORNIA




Politico: GOP's new diversity push
Mercury News: Internal Affairs: Whitman's love letter backfires

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Hutchison urges Texas GOP to open doors wider
Lubbock: Battle brewing over control of state GOP
Star-Telegram: Texas pols eager to run for Senate

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Ill-fated real estate deal costs Florida $266 million
St. Pete Times: State pension fund's $266 million investment disappeared in 2 years

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: GOP roundtable draws Pawlenty

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Pa. has largest legislative staff

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Sen. Corker says bipartisan health-care bill can pass

SOUTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: S.C. congressmen might play key roles in health care reform

NEBRASKA

CQ Politics: Parties See High Stakes in Omaha House Race

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: In blog, Schilling weighs in on hot-button topics
Politico: Schilling ineligible to run as Republican
Boston Globe: As Joe Kennedy considers run, Chvez ties loom
Boston Globe: Democrats drag feet on Senate vacancy
AP/Johnson: Mass. lawmakers in contortions over succession law



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September 5, 2009



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Jobless rate surges to highest level in 26 years
Politico: Unemployment spike wounds Dems
WSJ: GOP Uses Job Data to Attack Stimulus
Hill: White House defends stimulus despite rising unemployment
WSJ: The Jobless Stimulus: It's still not too late to redirect $400 billion to business tax cuts
NYT: States Cut Back and Layoffs Hit Even Recipients of Stimulus Aid
WSJ: Behind FHA Strains, a Push to Lift Housing
WSJ: Warning: The Deficits Are Coming!



Hill: GOP address: Start over on health bill
WaPo: 'Gang of 6' Urged to Act Now On Health
WaPo: Key Members of the Senate Finance Committee
NYT: Senate Chairman Says Health Care Bill Is Coming
WSJ: Baucus Aims to Deliver Health Deal Soon
Hill: Baucus ready to press ahead
WSJ: Maine Senators Play Key Role in Battle
NYT: Resurfacing, a Critic Stirs Up Debate Over Health Care
Reps. Shadegg & Hoekstra: How to Insure Every American

Politico: John Boehner asks for GOP response
Politico: Fox will not show Obama's address; airs on sister networks
WSJ: 9/11 and 9/9: Will Obama even mention Afghanistan when he addresses Congress?

Politico: Pawlenty blasts school speech
WSJ: School Choice: To Air Obama Talk or Not?

WSJ: A Long To-Do List Awaits Lawmakers
Politico: House libs to introduce Marriage Act repeal
WaPo: Left-Right Divide Is Now A 'Hyperpartisan' Chasm

NYT: Panel Rules Against Ashcroft in Detention Case

NYT: Union Head Would Back Bill Without Card Check
WSJ: Judge Rejects Bid to Delay E-Verify Mandate

Hill: Obama looking for retirement plan reforms

NYT: Boehner to Rangel: Give Up the Gavel
Hill: Boehner calls on Rangel to step down from Ways and Means chairmanship
Wash Times: GOP urges Rangel to give up post But Pelosi says chairman can stay put
Politico: Boehner calls on Rangel to give up gavel



WSJ: Inflammatory Statements Trip Up 'Green Jobs' Adviser
ABC: Obama Official Denies Being Part of 9/11 "Truther" Movement, Apologizes (h/t P.Jones)
Wash Times: White House lukewarm about adviser Jones
Politico: GOP uses Jones to launch czar revolt
Politico: Pence calls on Van Jones to resign
Politico: Jones apologizes for statements, denies 9/11 doubts
Hill: White House stands by 'truther' Van Jones

NYT: White House to Open Visitor Logs to Public



Politico: Palin-related ethics charge dismissed

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYDN: Governor Paterson aims to push bill on gay marriage during special session

Albany TU: Property tax prime target to fill public pension coffers

NYDN: Senate leaders will address ethics bill on return to Albany

NY Post: Fellow Dem: Espada 'a thug'
NYDN: Fellow Dem pol calls Sen. Pedro Espada a "thug" and "embarrassment"

NY Post: GOP boss Boehner: Step down, Charlie

NEW JERSEY

NY Post: Christie's road follies

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: McDonnell Keeps Healthy Lead

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Cash-strapped states revise laws to get inmates out

SacBee: Whitman gets caught up in Van Jones controversy
Politico: Poizner camp: Whitman, Jones in 'love'

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Ex-Texas Tech regent say he felt pressured to quit after backing Hutchison

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Sen. LeMieux faces scrutiny on his way to Washington
Miami Herald: Martinez aide intervened in dispute between Pentagon, GOP fundraiser

GEORGIA

WSJ: Too Busy to Hate: Atlanta's politicians shun race-baiting
AJC: Poll shows Norwood at 42 percent of vote; Borders at 34 percent

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Did state's attorney use office for political work?

INDIANA

WSJ: Indianapolis Tests Out Education Reform

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty supports parents wary of Obama school speech

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Veon and aide ordered to face trial

OHIO


Cleve PD: Political concerns pre-empting Obama back-to-school speech in some districts

MICHIGAN

WSJ: Lights Out at the Penitentiary

MISSOURI

CQ Politics: Missouri Rep. Skelton Gets Another GOP Challenger

TENNESSEE

WBIR: Tennessee delegation looks for more modest health reform

NORTH CAROLINA

WTVD: Conservatives call for Obama boycott

SOUTH CAROLINA

CSM: After Sanford, more seamy accusations in South Carolina

RHODE ISLAND

WSJ: Legal Prostitution Under Pressure in Rhode Island

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Labor pushes on Mass. succession
Hill: Another contender for Kennedy's seat
Boston Globe: Lynch takes out nomination papers for US Senate seat
Boston Globe: Post-Kennedy, Bay State still wields clout











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September 4, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Pressed on Details of Plan
WaPo: Obama Will Lay Out Specifics in Health-Care Speech, Aides Say
NYT: Health Care Idea Has Public Plan Only as Backup
Hill: Sen. Enzi returns fire against White House
Politico: White House's new health care pitch
Politico: Gang of Six gives it one more try
Politico: Liberals escalate public option push
CQ Politics: Democrats Told To Accentuate the Positive on Health Bill
WaPo: The Unwitting Birthplace of the 'Death Panel' Myth

Byron York: Health care reform means more power for the IRS
James Taranto: Washington's Willy Loman
Peggy Noonan: Coruscating on Thin Ice: The Obama administration is young & out of touch
Charles Krauthammer: Obama, the Mortal
Wes Pruden: Slip-siding toward nasty Sept.
Pat Buchanan: Distortions -- or Truths?

Wash Times: CIA asks Justice to probe leaks of secrets

WSJ: Loan Losses Spark Concern Over FHA

Gov. Mitch Daniels: Coming Reset in State Gov't: Permanent reduction in tax revenues

WaPo: Emissions Linked to End of 2,000-Year Arctic Trend

WaPo: Some Schools Will Block or Delay Obama's Pep Talk for Students
CQ Politics: Backlash Builds over Obama's School Speech
WSJ: A Teachable Moment: Obama isn't 'indoctrinating' kids

Politico: Chuck Schumer predicts Tim Johnson will get Banking

WaPo: Justices Discuss A Changing Court
WSJ: A Doctor's Plan for Legal Industry Reform
WSJ: In Defense of Lobbying: The Constitution protects the right to petition
Politico: Ashcroft aide threatens to take the Fifth

NYT: Biden Defends Federal Stimulus Program
WaPo: Stimulus Credited for Lifting Economy, But Worries About Unemployment Persist

NYT: Editorial: Once and Future Taxes

CQ Politics: Jeb Bush Not Running "Right Now"
NYT: Bush Hires Ex-Journalist to Run Think Tank

Politico: David Petraeus, Joe Scarborough eyed for '12
Politico: Cook Political Report: A dangerous slide for Democrats
CQ Politics: Older Vote Could Hurt Democrats Next Year
CQ Politics: Insiders See Democrats Retaining Both House, Senate
Hill: Kerry, Issa, Harman most wealthy; new kids of 09 are rich kids, too

AP: Complaint against former top Palin aide dismissed

NEW YORK

NY Post: NYers billed by Gov's Penn. pal
NY Post: Shelly: He doesn't have a chance in el
Wash Times: D.C.'s power, prestige take bite out of Big Apple

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty campaigns in Bergen for GOP candidate Chris Christie

VIRGINIA

American Spectator: The Last of the Macacas
NYT: Editorial: The M-Word Surfaces in Virginia
Daily Press: McDonnell, then and now
Richmond TD: Deeds uses radio, Internet to attack McDonnell on thesis

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Republican ads target Pelosi
NYT: California Leaders Back Health Program for the Poor
WSJ: California at Risk of New Stalemate Over Prisons
CQ Politics: New Foe Puts Focus on California Rep. Bilbray
Dan Walters: Who would pay for massive California water project?

TEXAS

Tyler: Hutchison Continues Gubernatorial Campaign In East Texas
News-Journal: Hutchison: TxDOT shouldn't 'dictate from the top down'
Dallas MN: Houston businessman considers running for governor as Democrat
Austin AS: Hair care exec might run for governor as Democrat

FLORIDA

Ledger: Marco Rubio Criticizes Governor Crist
Buzz: Marco Rubio wins another straw poll

GEORGIA

AJC: Chapman joins GOP race for governor

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Tribune poll: Obama support a bit shakier than expected in Illinois

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: John Murtha's Airport for No One
CQ Politics: Rivals Talk Health, Drink Beer, Ignore Specter

MICHIGAN

WSJ: The Michigan Example: How government investment in business failed to create jobs

TENNESSEE

WaPo: A GOP Senator Looking to Meet Halfway

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Mark Sanford accused of Andre Bauer rumors

MASSACHUSETTS

AP/Johnson: Schilling: Senate campaign chances 'slim to none'
WEEI: Curt Schilling Discusses a Potential Senate Run
Politico: Schilling: 'I have no baggage'

CQ Politics: Could Kennedys Successor Be A Republican?
NYT: Massachusetts Waits for a Kennedy to Decide on Race
NYT: Coakley Makes It Official

NEVADA

WSJ: Harry Jekyll and Harry Hyde
Hill: GOP chairwoman eyes Reid challenge
CQ Politics: In Nevada, They're Not Too Wild About Harry

NEW MEXICO

Politico: Richardson tries to put probe behind, but feds won't let him

NORTH DAKOTA

Politico: Ok so Hoeven is not introducing Karl Rove

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: South Dakota State Rep Eyes Herseth Sandlin Seat





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September 3, 2009



NATIONAL

NYT: Obama to Address Joint Session of Congress on Health Care
Wash Times: Obama, in health plan push, calls rare joint session
WSJ: Obama Relaunches Health Bid
WaPo: President To Flesh Out His Vision In Speech
Politico: Obama's speech: High risk, high reward

Politico: Mitch McConnell: Ditching public option isn't enough
Politico: W.H. aims to deal with Snowe
Time: Why Chuck Grassley Turned on Health-Care Reform

WSJ: Wrong Turns: How Obama's Health-Care Push Went Astray
WSJ: Democrats Target High Earners to Help Fund Health Plan
WSJ: Health Talks to Go On, GOP Says
Wash Times: Some Dems rethinking health plan stance
WaPo: MoveOn Holds Health-Care 'Vigils'
NYT: Obama Aides Aim to Simplify and Scale Back Health Bills
NYT: Democrats Go on the Road to Revive Health Care Push
NYT: Conservatives See Need for Serious Health Debate
Human Events: No 'Gang of Six' Deal Would Bind Republicans

Karl Rove: Obama & Perfect Storm : It's hard to sell change voters don't think they need
Ann Coulter: Liberal Lies about national health care: Third in a series
Jim Taranto: Death Panels for Terrorists! Just how over top can a pro-ObamaCare pitch get?
Nicholas Kristof: Health Care That Works
Tom Daschle: Democrats will pursue reform with or without Republican support



Wash Times: Boehner, Pelosi skip town halls: Boehner eyes 2010 contests during recess
Hill: Steele road trip to target Democrats

David Broder: Why Holder Is Wrong
NYT: Editorial: Dick Cheneys Version

Politico: Poll shows support for energy bill

WSJ: Justices to Revisit Campaign Finance

Chicago Tribune: Speculation rises that Supreme Court Justice Stevens will retire
NYT: A Justice Slows His Hiring, and Some Wonder About His Future
Hill: Another Supreme Court fight brewing?

Politico: FEC: Kansas City Chiefs' John McCain video not illegal

WaPo: Federal Government Needs Massive Hiring Binge, Study Finds

WSJ: FDA Bill a Bipartisan Victory for Dingell

Michael Barone: New facts undercut old positions on immigration

Politico: Gay military question still up in air

Wash Times: Ex-Bush whistleblower pans Dems
Wash Times: WH withdraws call for students to 'help' Obama

Kathleen Parker: Can the GOP Speak to Blacks?

Politico: Congress gets lowest rating in 24 years
CQ Politics: Public Hasn't Been This Unhappy With Congress In 20 Years
Hill: Short of miracle, Congress to fall short on appropriations goal

CQ Politics: Fewer Americans Call Themselves Democrats



Vanity Fair: Levi Johnston: "Me and Mrs. Palin"
Politico: Vanity Fair publishes Levi's story: 'Me and Mrs. Palin'
AP: Levi Johnston: Palin wanted to adopt grandchild
Gail Collins: The Revenge of Levi

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Top Paterson aide draws pay, disability pension, registered to vote elsewhere

NYT: Eliot Spitzer Has a New Job: Adjunct Instructor of Political Science
Albany TU: Video: Paterson on Spitzer
NY Post: Spitzer's babe slaps the snobs

NY Post: Group wants Rudy for governor

Albany TU: The Espada odyssey
NY Post: Bx. group refuses Espada's 'dirty' $$

Hill: GOP turns up the heat on Rangel, calling on chairman to release tax records
NY Post: Charlie ups the race-card ante

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Christie lead holds despite bad news
Star-Ledger: N.J. gubernatorial debate schedule finalized

VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%
Politico: Poll: McDonnell holds nine-point lead
CQ Politics: Virginia Governor's Race: McDonnell Maintains Lead
WaPo: Bob McDonnell, GOD and the GOP

CQ Politics: Virginia Freshmen Join Forces To Raise 2010 Money

CALIFORNIA


SF Chronicle: 10th District race may get competitive
SacBee: Garamendi has an edge in 10th District runoff
NYT: California: Runoff for U.S. House Seat
Hill: Matchup to replace Rep. Tauscher is set

SF Chronicle: Donors generous to Newsom's pet projects

LA Times: California Senate approves tax on health insurers
LA Times: California Legislature on the verge of major achievements
LA Times: Republican state lawmakers will appeal prison ruling

TEXAS


Dallas MN: Obama's plan to speak to schoolchildren ignites furor in Dallas area
GOP12: Hutchison using Rudy against Perry

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Lawyers lay out strategies in Sansom case

GEORGIA

Gwinnett Gazette: Gwinnett GOP to Host 2010 Candidates

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Comptroller Dan Hynes launches bid to be governor

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Michigan's Republicans invite Pawlenty to speak
Star Tribune: Kline to rebut Obama on health reform

PENNSYLVANIA

AP/Rubinkam: Specter foes Sestak, Toomey hold town hall
Hill: Sestak, Toomey to drink beer together

AP: Conn. action makes Pa. only state without a budget

OHIO


Hill: Former Rep. Traficant released from jail

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Cox releases info on his personal finances online
KEYC: Pawlenty To Attend GOP Conference

TENNESSEE

WVLT: Corker wraps up whirlwind August recess with Loudon County town hall

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: North Carolina Hopeful Field-Tests a Few Jabs Against Burr

SOUTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: CQ Race Rating Change: DeMint Edges Up

CBS: "Zen-like" Mark Sanford Resists Calls to Resign

MASSACHUSETTS



NYT: Former Red Sox Pitcher Mulls Senate Race
Boston Globe: Pundits make a pitch to get Schilling into race
NYT: From Pitchers Mound to Senate?
AP/Johnson: Ex-pitcher Schilling considers Senate bid
Politico: Price of Kennedy seat: $3 million-plus

NEVADA

Politico: Nevada GOP chair opens door to Senate run

OREGON

CQ Politics: Former Gov. Kitzhaber Seeks to Reclaim Post in Oregon







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September 2, 2009



NATIONAL

WSJ: Why Democrats Are Losing on Health Care
WSJ: Democrats Try Tougher Tone on Health Plan
Boston Globe: Health overhaul may ride on tactic: Democrats would need only 51 votes
Hill: Senator Alexander warns move would 'wreck' Dems
NYT: Republican Senator Alexander Calls for Only Incremental Health Care Changes
NYT: Obama Plans More Hands-On Health Advocacy
CQ Politics: Obama Ready To Get Specific On Health Bill
Hill: GOP readies wave of objections to stall healthcare bill in Senate
NYT: Conservative Democrats Expect a Health Deal
NYT: Changing Health Care by Steps
Human Events: Health 'Reform' Covers Illegal Aliens
NYT: Small Business Group Forges an Alliance for Health Care Reform
Politico: Hastert: Pelosi blew it on health bill
Michael Gerson: Health Reform's Plan B: Obama Could Still Salvage a Partial Victory
Dick Morris: Health bill breaches IRS privacy

WSJ: Cap and Tax Delay: Senate Democrats realize they don't have the votesfor now
Armstrong Williams: Climate change -- what's in it for me?

Wash Times: Gonzales supports Holder on CIA probe
NYT: C.I.A. Resists Disclosure of Records on Detention
James Taranto: There's a What On? The White House brings back the "war on terror."
Jed Babbin: Obama Administration Misleads Congress on Gitmo

WSJ: Another Video Smackdown: The FCC's anti-cable campaign gets whacked

Sen. Tom Coburn: Voters don't believe WH claim that we'll save money by spending more
Wash Times: Ad campaign targets rising deficit
Human Events: Obama's 2010 Budget Fantasy

Newt Gingrich: Witnessing History in Asia

NYT: Editorial: Reviving Civil Rights
Kathleen Parker: Tackling the Great Divide: How the GOP Lost Its Black Soul



Politico: Mitt Romney lays groundwork in autumn

Rasmussen: Republicans Widen Lead Over Democrats on Generic Ballot
CQ Politics: Most Voters Not Inclined To Re-Elect Incumbents to Congress
CNN: CNN Poll: Independents disapprove of Obama

Hill: Ron Paul campaign lives on in Senate races

NEW YORK

Newsday: Pataki plays possible Senate plans close to the vest

Hill: Spitzer considers challenge to Gillibrand
CQ Politics: Evaluating Spitzer's Prospects
NY Post: Mom does a Spitz-take: Kristen's distress at client's schemes
NY Post: Former gov now a prof

Hill: Pelosi will let Rangel hold post despite latest allegations
Hill: Groups want counsel for Rangel probe

Albany TU: Millions more for Senate: Spending rises after summer of turmoil
NYT: OTB Is in Financial Trouble, but Its Ready to Roll

NEW JERSEY


WSJ: Christie Maintains Polling Lead in N.J. Governor's Race
Wash Times: Polls: Corzine trails GOP rival
Politico: Christie lead holds despite bad news
Star-L: N.J. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts will not seek re-election, two top Dems say

VIRGINIA



Wash Times: McDonnell lead halved after '89 thesis surfaced
Human Events: WaPo Opens Jihad Against McDonnell
WaPo: McDonnell Tries to Salvage Women's Votes
Ruth Marcus: The Macaca Thesis: What Bob McDonnell Can't Explain Away
Bloomberg: Corzine, Deeds Electoral Weakness Reflects Obamas Lower Rating

MARYLAND

Wash Times: Hoyer shouted down at town hall
Politico: Hoyer gets his town hall taste
Hill: Hoyer gets earful at volatile town hall

CALIFORNIA


WSJ: California's Man-Made Drought: The green war against San Joaquin Valley farmers
SacBee: State wants to appeal prison-crowding order to U.S. high court
Dan Walters: Renewable energy: 'Buy California' fight heats up

SacBee: Garamendi takes lead in 10th District vote but likely faces runoff
SF Chronicle: Garamendi holds early lead in special election
CQ Politics: Garamendi Wins Key Democratic Nod in California House Special

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Kinky Friedman running as Democrat for Texas governor

FLORIDA



St. Pete Times: McCain, McConnell visit Florida to denounce health care changes
Miami Herald: Healthcare battle brews in Florida
NYT: Senator Martinez Says Goodbye
Miami Herald: FL lawmakers aim to close election law loophole that masks groups
Miami Herald: Oil, gas companies bring cash, confidence to campaign to drill off FL's coast

GEORGIA

AccessNorthGA: Deal talks energy, health care and water
Macon Telegraph: Transportation sales tax deal may be near

ILLINOIS

NYT: Illinois: Group Sues to Enforce Abortion Notice

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Bachmann calls for 'covenant' to defeat health care overhaul
Politico: Bachmann: Tax rates like 'slavery'

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Committee meets to discuss budget, but takes no action

OHIO


Politico: Jim Traficant: out of pokey, into spotlight

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Top lawmakers to try to resolve the budget
Detroit News: Dillon: Budget accord close

MISSOURI

KY3: Blunt confronts downtown billboard
KSMU: Congressman Blunt Addresses Critical Claims on Billboard

TENNESSEE

CNN: GOP senator Alexander warns of 'minor revolution' over health care
Times-News: Corker says Obama wants health care 'political victory'
Times-News: Corker predicts cap-and-trade won't pass this year

NORTH CAROLINA



Winston-Salem J: Armey tells Clemmons crowd government reaching too far
News & Observer: N.C. enters 'Race to the Top' for school bucks

SOUTH CAROLINA

WSJ: Shamed Governor Battles to Save Job
Wash Times: Sanford vows fight to remain governor
CQ Politics: South Carolina: Sanford Casts a Shadow Over 2010
Hill: Sanford's media blitz raises eyebrows

ARKANSAS

NYT: Arkansas Senator Draws Another Challenger
CQ Politics: Baker Adds Name to GOP Roster for Arkansas Senate

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Mass. Attorney General Begins Bid for Kennedys Seat







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NATIONAL

WSJ: Health-Care Anger Has Deeper Roots
WaPo: Obama's Health-Care Realism
Politico: Republican National Committee targets seniors
Hill: Dem health bill would raise drug premiums
Wash Times: White House hits GOP's Enzi over health care stand
CQ Politics: Enzi, Grassley Health Care Remarks Rile White House
Hill: White House fires back at Sen. Enzi
WaPo: Chuck Grassley Fundraises Against Health-Care Reform
Politico: Life after Kennedy: all eyes on Dodd
Politico: The August recess casualty list
Hill: House investigators target six health insurance companies for additional data

Wash Times: Climate change bill to boost nuclear plants
Hill: Sens. Boxer, Kerry delay climate bill
American Spectator: The Democrats' Cap and Traitors

WSJ: Obama Curbs Federal Pay Increases
CQ Politics: Obama Asks Federal Workers to Sacrifice

NYT: Justice Dept. to Recharge Enforcement of Civil Rights

Politico: White House fears liberal war pressure
Human Events: Cheney: Obama Unprepared to Defend Nation
James Taranto: Cheney for President
George Will: Time to Get Out of Afghanistan

WSJ: What Happened to the 'Depression'?
WSJ: The Coming Deposit Insurance Bailout
WSJ: Labor Day and the American Dream

Wash Times: Obama's lobbyist curbs are political, watchdog told

NYT: Shrinking Newsrooms Wage Fewer Battles for Public Access to Courtrooms



Politico: Mike Huckabee: No more Mr. Nice Guy

Politico: Under FEC pressure, Palin's PAC doles out cash
American Spectator: Is Sarah Palin the Next Ted Kennedy?

NEW YORK

NYT: Albany Leader Fires Aide Over Real Estate Woes
NYDN: 'Shocked' state Sen. Pedro Espada fires new deputy accused of being a slumlord

CQ Politics: New York's Ball Added to NRCC's 'Young Guns' Program
Albany TU: A power tiff over state jobs
NY Post: Spitzer eyeing a comeback
NY Post: Gov going for 'broke' to save OTB
NY Post: Shaving grace for Gov Dave

Buffalo News: Rangel should resign
Hill: NY paper implores Rangel to resign
NY Post: Hypocrite Charlie: Punish tax slip-ups
Byron York: The clock is ticking on tax cheat Charlie Rangel

Hill: Rep. King won't run against Gillibrand
NYDN: King won't run against Kirsten Gillibrand, but would have run against Caroline Kennedy
CQ Politics: GOP's King Out of New York Special Senate Race

NEW JERSEY

AP: Two polls show Chris Christie maintains lead vs. Gov. Jon Corzine
Star-Ledger: Corzine to debate election opponents
SL: Gov. Corzine agrees to debate governor's race opponents Chris Christie, Chris Daggett
AP/Delli Santi: Corzine to take part in NJ governor's race debates
SL: Labor unions launch campaigns supporting re-election of Gov. Corzine
AP: Gov. Corzine switches communication directors
Human Events: New Jersey Dems Planning to 'Torch' Corzine?

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Governor's Race Erupts Over McDonnell's Past Views
Fox: Candidate McDonnell Says Views Changed
Politico: Bob McDonnell defends thesis, blames Creigh Deeds

CALIFORNIA


CQ Politics: Voters To Fill California House Seat
NYT: Democrats Focus on Health Care in California Election
Sacramento Bee: In California politics, wealth doesn't equate to easy election

SacBee: California Assembly passes prison-cut plan less sweeping than Senate's
NYT: California State Assembly Approves Prison Legislation
Dan Walters: Let rural Californians share the cost of firefighting

Wash Times: Brown's gubernatorial bid a blast from past

TEXAS

News8Austin: Perry-Hutchison battle begins in earnest
Dallas MN: Political notes: Hank Gilbert, Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison
Star-Teleg: Friedman tossing cowboy hat back into the ring today in Texas governor's race
AP/Shannon: Kinky's back, and this time he's a Democrat

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Seminoles, Crist agree to gambling pact
Bloomberg: Seminole Tribe to Pay Florida $6.8 Billion for Blackjack Rights
Miami Herald: Loyal LeMieux
PNJ: Gov. Crist guilty of cronyism
SunSentinel: Crist makes wrong pick in U.S. Senate at critical juncture
News-Press: Editorial: Will Crist's man also be ours?
USA Today: For Florida, 'end of an era' of population growth

GEORGIA

WIBW: Top Republican Warns Against Forcing Through Health Change
AJC: The four-month fund-raising desert

ILLINOIS

AP/Bellandi: Blagojevich: Emanuel eyed return to House
Politico: Blago's book of blame
AP/Rousseau: Illinois health care town hall 'loud and lively'

PENNSYLVANIA

NYT: An Enemy of Senator Specters Is Their Friend
Pittsburgh PG: Still no state budget, Rendell talks taxes

OHIO


Cincinnati Enquirer: Tea Party likely to attract thousands: Boehner, Schmidt coming
Cleveland PD: Strickland heads to high court with $1.6 billion on the line
Dayton DN: Grocers' state tax fight moves to Ohio Supreme Court

MICHIGAN



WWMT: Rep. Pete Hoekstra talks health care with the public
Mlive: Hoekstra listens to both sides of mostly civil health care debate at Holland town hall
Detroit FP: GOP urges supporters to speak up at health care forum

Examiner: Snyder should run as Independent for Michigan governor

MISSOURI

CQ Politics: Preview of What To Expect in Missouri House Race

TENNESSEE

Times-News: Sen. Corker gives prescription for health care reform
Tennessean: Next gun battle is about local control

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: McCain, McConnell to join Burr at forum
News13: Burr, McCain, McConnell to hold NC health forum
Charlotte Observer: McCain, Burr to host health care talk at CMC

SOUTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: South Carolina Lawmaker Won't Challenge DeMint
State: US Sen. Graham holding health care round-table

MONTANA

NYT: Montana Court to Rule on Assisted Suicide Case

MASSACHUSETTS

AP/Miga: Ex-Rep. Kennedy eyed for Senate seat
ABC: No Senate Seat for Vicki Kennedy
WaPo: Mass. Governor Sets Date for Senate Special Election
Hill: Mass. special election set for Jan. 19
NYT: Election Set to Fill Seat Left Vacant by Kennedy
AP: Mass. Plans Hearing on Kennedy's Senate Seat
Boston Globe: Senate field hinges on Kennedy decision
Human Events: What Next in Massachusetts?

NYT: Massachusetts Cuts Back Immigrant Health Care

NEVADA

Wash Times: Reid trails in polls, but has instinct on side

LOUISIANA

LA Weekly: Is General Honore' Running for U.S. Senate? The General says, "no"







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