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September 14, 2009


NYT: Take Public Option Off the Table, Snowe Says
Hill: Snowe says Obama should scrap the public option to pass bill
Boston Globe: Public insurer support fading: Moderates move away from option
Politico: Collins : No Trigger
Wash Times: White House playing down 'public option'
WaPo: Reform Opposition Is High but Easing
NYT: Obama Pledges to 'Own' Health-Care Bill
NYT: Nonprofit Groups Upset at Exclusion From Health Bills
WSJ: Fact-Checking the President on Health Insurance
Politico: Gingrich critiques Obama speech
WSJ: Protesters March on Washington
Ross Douthat: The Ghosts of 1994
Jed Babbin: Obama's Anger Weakens Him, and Us

WSJ: Democrats Seek to Reprimand Wilson
NYT: Lawmaker Says No New Apology for Outburst
NYT: Wilson Says He Won’t Apologize Again
Politico: Steve King circulates pro-Wilson letter
CNN: Let's move past Wilson's outburst, Cantor says
CQ Politics: Wilson Decries Plans to Scold Him
EJ Dionne: D.C. Mean Time: Joe Wilson's Character -- and Ours

WaPo: Obama Turns Efforts To Financial Changes
NYT: U.S. Is Finding Its Role in Business Hard to Unwind
WSJ: Tire tariff Move Pleases Labor, Complicates Policy
Hill: Romer: Jobless rate to remain high despite economic growth
Hill: GOP questions White House's 'fuzzy' math with stimulus jobs
NYT: Editorial: Reforming the Financial System

Hill: Democrats push for Social Security increase after adjustment falls through

Sens. Graham, Lieberman, McCain: Only Decisive Force Can Prevail in Afghanistan

Hill: K Street welcomes Lincoln as the new head of Ag committee
Hill: Govs back bill to block prison cell calls

WSJ: Free Speech, Now that Speech Is Free

Howard Kurtz: Unamplified, Beck's Voice Still Carries: Establishment Missed Van Jones Story

NYT: Trust in News Media Falls to New Low in Pew Survey

LA Times: Some fear GOP is being carried to the extreme

AP/Fouhy: Election trouble brewing for House Dems in 2010

NYT: Politics and the Age Gap


Buffalo News: SUNY's research funding probed
Albany TU: Feds investigate foundation at SUNY
NY Post: Hope for NY's GOP
NY Post: Rangel Pol pals' 'defense': Ask no questions!
NYT: Monserrate Due in Court in Slashing of Companion
NY Post: How to save the state $3 billion
NYDN: Working Families Party a fave - as a target
NCPR: McHugh confirmation as Army Secretary this week?


Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. governor's race draws national donors
Star-Ledger: Out-of-state pols spend more than $5M on N.J. Gov race
AP: New poll finds Corzine closing lead on Christie in N.J. race for governor


WaPo: McDonnell Strategy: Stay on Message


Mercury News: Schwarzenegger's green legacy at risk
San Diego UT: Commission struggles to overhaul tax system
George Skelton: Don't let the Sacramento sex scandal fool you


Houston Chronicle: Bush confidante backs Hutchison over Perry
DMN: Wharton County Republican chair Debra Medina joins race for Texas governor


Politico: Democrats go after Florida Governor Charlie Crist on transportation projects
Miami Herald: Florida taxpayers pick up tab for politicians who visit the Sunshine State
Miami Herald: Crist: My campaign shouldn't repay state for security at nonofficial events
St. Pete Times: Paula Dockery may take on Bill McCollum
News-Press: LeMieux, Crist's bonds go way back
LA Times: Mark Foley, radio host


Times-Herald: Gubernatorial hopeful Deal outlines goals
AJC: Nahmias adds conservative voice to Ga. high court
AccessNorthGa: Barnes: No fresh ideas among Republicans


AP: Chicago Urban League president to run for Senate
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich in a film that we've seen before


Hill: Pawlenty encourages leaving health reform up to states
AP: State Republicans want health care in constitution


CQ Politics: Pennsylvania Republican Switches Districts
CQ Politics: Senate Will Wait While Obama Raises Money for Specter
Hill: Murtha still waiting for good health bill


Chillicothe Gazette: Portman gets GOP endorsement for Voinovich seat
Columbus Dispatch: Candidates react to GOP endorsements


AP: Ex-NFL player to run for Mich. seat in Congress


News-Leader: Health care reform not priority for Republicans


NYT: Ex-Mayor of Memphis Starts Bid for Congress, Invoking Race in Campaign


CQ Politics: Is Sanford Slow-Walking an Ethics Probe?
AP/Smith: Graham, McCain at SC school to host town hall


Boston Globe: Coakley faces tight funding window


Las Vegas RJ: Senate hopeful rocks GOP boat


Charleston Gazette: New GOP director aiming high


September 13, 2009


NYT: Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government
LA Times: Massive crowd marches against Obama's agenda
WSJ: Protesters March on Washington
Politico: Protests present GOP with tricky task
Hill: Tens of thousands of conservative activists converge on Capitol grounds
Reason: Quick Impressions of the D.C. 9/12 Protest
CNN: Tea party movement has anger, no dominant leaders

Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison: Czarist Washington

NYT: The Fading Public Option
WaPo: Obama, in Campaign Mode, Pushes Reform
NYT: Thousands Rally in Minnesota Behind Obamas Call for Health Care Overhaul
NYT: Seeking to Woo the Insured, Obama Cites Risk of Losing Coverage
NYT: Congress Cant Rely on Public Opinion
WaPo: For Obama, Party Unity On Health Care Is Just a Start
Hill: President risks fight with left over taxing expensive health insurance plans
George McGovern: It's Simple: Medicare for All
Rasmussen: Following Speech, Support for Health Care Reform Up to 46%

AmSp: ACORN Founder Wade Rathke Wanted Terrorist Attack on GOP Convention to Succeed
NewsMax: HUD Money Goes to ACORN

Hill: Green Party courts Van Jones for future run

George Will: Taking On The Book Banners

WaPo: On Climate, Partners on Hill Drift Apart

NYT: A Legal Battle: Online Attitude vs. Rules of the Bar

NYT: Labor Leader Is Stepping Down Both Proud and Frustrated

WaPo: Census Count of Same-Sex Couples to Stir Policy Fights

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Health debate to take over Sunday shows


NYT: The Mutineer Becomes the Captain
Albany TU: Vigorous questions posed in Lt. Gov. case
AP/Gormley: Paterson won't support ethics bill
AP/Gormley: Analysis: NY politics trumps ethics reform
NYDN: Albany ethics bill is too wimpy for me, says Gov. David Paterson
NY Post: Charlie in rental di$order: Fails to report Harlem-pad income
NYDN: Campaign donation from subpoenaed Intrepid boss returned by AG Cuomo


Star-Ledger: Codey locked in battle for control of the state senate


WaPo: Deeds Touts Himself as Heir to Kaine And Warner


LA Times: Legislative year ends with a whimper
SacBee: Unfinished business likely to bring California Legislature back to Capitol
LA Times: Partisan apprehensions sink water reform package
SF Chronicle: Legislature runs past deadline - more to come
SacBee: Amid budget crisis, California legislators still wined and dined on lobbyists' dime
Dan Walters: Legislature lives up -- or down -- to its reputation
LA Times: Danny Pang dies at 42; accused O.C. financier
SacBee: Recent dust-ups may shed light on Kevin Johnson's strong-mayor vision


Dallas MN: Friction between Perry, Hutchison is nothing new
Dallas MN: Texas governor's race gets an entry from Ron Paul's camp
MSNBC: Texas governor sends Rangers to Mexico border

News8Austin: Republicans protest DNC at Capitol
Austin AS: Conservatives to DNC: Hands off Texas
Dallas MN: In Austin, DNC chief says party is set for comeback in Texas


Miami Herald: Charlie Crist could be vulnerable in race for U.S. Senate
St. Pete Times: Charlie Crist's strong support may have shaky base among GOP


Chicago Sun-Times: Key Blagojevich adviser Christopher Kelly dead
NYT: Fund-Raiser to Blagojevich Dies in Chicago
Chicago Tribune: Kelly dies of possible overdose

Chicago Tribune: As Olympics vote looms, Daley struggles


Bloomberg: Minnesota Republican Says Health-Care Legislation Wont Pass
LA Times: Obama rallies Minneapolis crowd for healthcare reform
Star Tribune: "The time for games is passed"


Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. budget deal riles Rendell, House GOP


Columbus Dispatch: Ohioans ride 'tea party' tide into D.C.
Columbus Dispatch: State Sen. Gibbs chosen to run against Space


Detroit FP: Bing seeks to privatize services, slash departments


Hill: DeMint: No more apologizing for Wilson
Politico: Source: Wilson breaks $1 million
Fox: Hackers Imperil Wilson Campaign Web Site

Augusta Chronicle: Aiken County GOP defers Sanford resignation call


Boston Globe: Brown to make US Senate bid | Bio | Personal site
Boston Globe: GOP's rising star: Party sees signs of hope in Wrentham's Scott Brown
Boston Globe: Possible Kennedy successors
CQ Politics: GOPs Brown Gets Massachusetts Senate Boost as Card Bows Out
Hill: Coakleys tough battle in Massachusetts special election


CQ Politics: Colorado's Appointed Senator Gets Extra Help


September 12, 2009


WSJ: Conservatives Gather in Capital
WaPo: GOP Sees Protest As an Opportunity

Dallas MN: Sen. John Cornyn, in GOP radio address, hits Obamacare

Wash Times: Senate's 'Gang of Six' near closure on health bill
NYT: Dole, Politics Aside, Pushes for Health Care Plan
NYT: Groups Back Health Reform, but Seek Cover
WSJ: Senator Says Bill Sets Limits on Immigrants
NYT: Illegal Immigrants Could Not Buy Insurance on New Exchange, White House Says
Hill: Reid endorses healthcare co-ops as Speaker Pelosi signals flexibility
Hill: Hoyer: 'Some form' of public insurance option will pass House

Hill: Pelosi agrees to plan to scold Rep. Wilson for 'You lie' outburst
NYT: Hecklers Behavior May Bring Action in House
WaPo: Democrats Want Wilson To Apologize in House
Politico: Wilson outburst is talk of DNC meeting
CQ Politics: Democrats To Wilson: Public Apology Or Else
Hill: Wilson hires professional Tweeter
Rush Limbaugh: The Left Targets Rep. Joe Wilson

Wash Times: GOP provides backing for Obama's war effort
Hill: Cornyn: Obama model of bipartisanship on war, not healthcare
WSJ: We Need a New Legal Regime to Fight the War on Terror
Jim Taranto: Let's Roll Over: More Dems weaken on Afghanistan, as Obama sells insurance
WaPo: Editorial: Suing Mr. Ashcroft: Why a court's decision should not stand
CQ Politics: To Fight Terror, Americans Prefer GOP
CQ Politics: The CIAs Thinning Blue Line

NYT: Private Student Lenders Proposal Falls Short in Cost Estimate

WSJ: Census Bureau Cuts Its Ties With Acorn
AP/Yen: Census Bureau ditches ACORN: Fears tainting of head count
WaPo: ACORN Fires 2 After Hidden Camera Video
Rush Limbaugh: Most Media Ignores ACORN Story

WaPo: U.S. to Impose Tariff on Tires From China
WSJ: A Protectionist Wave

Politico: Summers: High unemployment for years

CQ Politics: Obama To Push for Financial System Overhaul Next Week
WSJ: Treasury Girds for Debt-Ceiling Fight
WSJ: Deficit Spending Tied Record in August

WaPo: Abramoff Associate Was a 'Corrupter,' Not a Lobbyist, Prosecutors Tell Jury
WaPo: No Inquiry For Bush Justice Dept. Official

Rasmussen: Voters Turn Negative On All Political Labels Except Reagan
Rasmussen: Is the GOP On the Cusp of Another 1994?
Hill: Names big and small battle for soul of GOP in key Senate elections

Politico: D.C.'s most eligible singles

LA Times: Weekend Talk Shows


Albany TU: Senate ethics effort falters
Albany TU: 'Surprise' hits school taxpayers
NY Post: Senate OKs tough 'Nixzmary' law
NYDN: Appeals Court to decide fate of Ravitch in legal battle over Paterson's Lt. Gov. pick


Philadelphia DN: Economy, tax issues have some N.J. Dems seeing red


Politico: McDonnell defends record in new TV ad


WSJ: Silicon Valley Moguls Square Off in Race to Run California
WSJ: Crime Makes a Comeback in California Politics
LA Times: California Legislature OKs state prison cuts
SacBee: Reduced prison plan OK'd by Senate
SF Chronicle: Legislature passes watered-down prison plan
SacBee: GOP leader changes mind on primary push


LA Times: Dick Armey still has a seat in Washington
Dallas MN: Democratic National Committee chairman says party poised for Texas revival


Sun Sentinel: Seniors like Medicare but wary of health care changes


AJC: Legislature slashes watchdog agency
AJC: Why is Obama trying to force you to buy health insurance?


Chicago Tribune: Frustrated Shimkus downplays leaving Obama speech


Politico: Bachmann: Dems painting Joe and me as "evil" and "crazy"


Philadelphia Inquirer: Rendell threatens to veto new Pa. budget


CQ Politics: Ohio Republican Gibbs Wants Dibs On Rep. Space's Seat
Politico: Traficant mulls congressional comeback


Detroit News: Granholm: No state shutdown expected
NYT: Abortion Protester Is Killed in Michigan


News-Leader: Talent works to prepare for terrorism attack
Joplin Globe: Two throw hats in ring for House seat


Greeneville Sun: Candidates Wamp, Ramsey Speak At GOP Picnic Here


CQ Politics: Etheridge Edges Close to North Carolina's Burr


Politico: Poll: Joe Wilson trailing Democratic rival


Boston Globe: Health care at center of US Senate race
Boston Globe: Markey, Card will not seek Senate seat
Politico: Andy Card won't run for Kennedy's Senate seat
Boston Globe: Embattled transit chief Aloisi quits: 4th top official in year to leave
Boston Globe: Dismissed marijuana charge against Andrew Sullivan raises judges ire
NYDN: Ted Kennedy's campaign millions up for grabs: Family to decide who'll get $4.5M


Politico: John Ensign begs forgiveness at home


NYT: Gov. Richardsons Future Is Again Talk of Santa Fe


Rasmussen: Connecticut's Dodd Trails Potential GOP Foe by 10


September 11, 2009


Wash Times: Eight years after 9/11, the nation still mourns
Peggy Noonan: The Children of 9/11 Grow Up
Charles Krauthammer: The Van Jones Matter
Human Events: 9/11/09: Who's Winning?
Newsday: As years go by, Ground Zero grieving evolves
Pat Buchanan: Is America coming apart?

Wash Times: Obama seen failing to sway health debate
WSJ: Democrats Promise Action on a Bill This Fall
Hill: Reid hopes for final health vote 'well before' Thanksgiving
WaPo: Details Still Lacking On Obama Proposal
WSJ: A Clear Signal on Total Cost, Less Clarity on How to Pay
WaPo: On Malpractice Reform, Fine Print Is Still Hazy
WSJ: States Could Offer Template For Revising Malpractice Law
WaPo: Senators Continue Work on Health-Care Bill, but Obstacles Remain
WSJ: Government Becoming Insurer for More People
WSJ: President Makes His Pitch
Wash Times: Independents key in Obama's health pitch
Wash Times: Steele calls Kennedy letter 'political tool'
Politico: GOP leaders fire up crowd on Hill
WSJ: Medicare for Dummies: Contradictions worthy of the Marx Brothers
WSJ: Medicare Is No Model for Health Reform
Kim Strassel: The President's Tort Two-Step
James Taranto: Under ObamaCare, it would be illegal to live without a permit
NYT: Presidents Speech Allays Some Fears in the Health Insurance Industry
NYT: Obamas Speech Is Seen as Unifying Democrats
Hill: Obama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reform
Hill: House progressives ask Obama for meeting
NYT: Obama Keeps Up Health Care Push, Citing Uninsured
NYT: Automatic Cuts Could Help Push Past a Health Hurdle
David Brooks: The Dime Standard
NYT: Editorial: A Clear Responsibility
NYT: Editorial: Immigrants, Health Care and Lies
Michael Gerson: Where's the Party of Ideas?
Richard Cooper: Wrong Map For Health Reform

WSJ: 'You Lie!' Jars Washington but Resonates Back Home
Politico: Dem leaders renew push for Wilson censure
Hill: Pelosi halts effort to sanction Wilson
CQ Politics: Boehner Faces the Music After Wilson Outburst
Rush Limbaugh: Joe Wilson Was Right! Obama's Lies Demeaned the Presidency

WaPo: Shout Draws Focus to Illegal-Immigrant Issue
WSJ: Impact on Illegal Immigrants Is Left Uncertain in Proposals

WSJ: Role of White House Czars Sparks Battle

NYT: Editorial: The Court and Campaign Finance

WSJ: Geithner Sees 'Long Way to Go' for Recovery

NYT: Last Years Poverty Rate Was Highest in 12 Years

NYT: Senate Confirms Regulatory Chief Sunstein
WSJ: Tax Inquiry Delays Pick by Obama at Treasury

WaPo: D.C. Says Votes Aligned for Gay Marriage Bill

CNN: ACORN workers caught on tape allegedly advising on prostitution

CQ Politics: Political Momentum Tilting Toward GOP, Ex-Rep. Davis Says
Hill: Ex-Rep. Davis says intra-party battles need to happen for the GOP to win
Hill: GOP sees 'really good' 2010 if health bill passes


NYT: Manhattan Lawyer Is Poised to Become the States Next G.O.P. Chairman
Albany TU: Cox's way clearer: Opponent drops out of competition for GOP seat
NY Post: Rudy man drops bid
Albany TU: GOP chairmen fron Schenectady & Saratoga switch allegiance from Wojtaszek
Human Events: Who's King of New York?

NYT: Senate G.O.P. Blocks Stronger Albany Ethics Rules
NYDN: GOP holds up ethics reform bill

NYT: States Top Court Ready to Hear Challenge to Appointment of Lieutenant Governor

NYT: Senate Confirms New M.T.A. Chairman After Giving Him a Taste of Its Acrimony
NYDN: New MTA chairman Jay Walder planning major changes

Albany TU: Cuomo says official must quit

NYDN: State Sen. Hiram Monserrate rejects plea deal in assault case


Rasmussen: NJ Governor: Christie Leads Corzine by Eight
CQ Politics: Polls Show Corzine Still on Short End in New Jersey


WSJ: GOP Bets Attacks on Obama Will Tip Virginia Race
Human Events: Keeping Virginia Red


LA Times: Poll finds Californians don't trust state government
SacBee: Ex-Assemblyman Duvall: My resignation isn't an admission of having had an affair
Dan Walters: Duvall's fall enlivens dreary days at Capitol


Dallas MN: Texas' elections chief says race to fill Hutchison's Senate seat could reach $30m


St. Pete Times: George LeMieux sworn in as Florida's new U.S. senator
Hill: Florida Sen. LeMieux sworn in


AJC: Georgians will be out in full force at government spending protest in D.C.
AJC: Reed: Oxendine plan for a parallel Connector is a budget-buster


Chicago Sun-Times: Public pensions, fat retirements
American Spectator: Governor Sunbeam


Politico: Tim Pawlenty advocates state sovereignty
Star Tribune: Coleman confirms he has Bell's Palsy


Columbus Dispatch: GOP ready to endorse four statewide candidates
Cleveland PD: Former Rep. Traficant tells Greta Van Susteren he is still "the same jackass"


Cincinnati Enquirer: Beshear wants jobless pay extended


Detroit News: Down for the count, Dingell proves resilient


CQ Politics: North Carolina Official Kicks Off Challenge to Burr


Politico: Joe Wilson: 'I will not be muzzled'
WaPo: Joe Wilson Releases Combative Fundraising Video
NYT: Hecklers District Mostly Supports the Outburst
WaPo: The Gentlemen From South Carolina: State Has a History of Rowdy Politics
WaPo: An Extreme Oral Tradition
Politico: Tensions remain after Joe Wilson apology
CQ Politics: You Lie Fallout: Foe Hauls in Quick Half-Million
Hill: Rep. Wilsons you lie brings him notoriety
Kathleen Parker: Oh, Mr. Wilson . . . A Lawmaker Loses It in More Than One Sense

State: Sanford fears kangaroo court
Politico: S.C. GOP tells Mark Sanford to go


WSJ: The Kerry Constancy: Now he favors appointing Senators
Rasmussen: Massachusetts Voters Not Ready for Senator Schilling
Rasmussen: Massachusetts Voters Now Divided Over Naming of Interim Senator


NYT: Obama Factor Plays to Senators Advantage


CQ Politics: Ex-Lawmaker Challenges Rep. Young in Alaska Primary


Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Bennet in Close Race with Two Potential Challengers
Hill: Primary challenger for Sen. Bennet files

Rasmussen: Ritter Struggles in 2010 Colorado Governor Match-ups


September 10, 2009


WSJ: President Makes His Pitch
WSJ: An Appeal to the Center -- and to Activists on the Left
WSJ: Americans, While Sympathetic, Worry About Cost
WSJ: Emotions Run High in Capitol
WSJ: Obama Doubles Down
Drudge: Whip count: Dems lack the votes
Dan Henninger: It's Still the Economy, Stupid: America's greatest failed presidency
Karl Rove: Obama's Big Political Gamble: Red-state Dems being asked to risk their seats
WSJ: Read the Union Health-Care Label: Detroit-style labor relations in our hospitals
Ann Coulter: Liberal Lies about Health Care: Fourth in a Series
James Taranto: "Noncommittal" Obama to urge Congress: Do "something"!
Dick Morris: Doctor shortage will worsen health bill impact
Wash Times: Obama implores Congress to pass health bill
Wash Times: GOP lawmaker's heckling draws fire
Wash Times: Analysis: Obama tries many tacks to make health bill stick
Wash Times: 'Gang of Six' senators still have no deal
Wash Times: GOP: Our health plans ignored
Wash Times: Public option not only hurdle
Joe Curl: Obama's cry aimed at Dems
Politico: Boustany rebukes Obama speech
NYT: Obama Vows to Deliver on Health Care
NYT: Aim of Obama Health Speech: Reigniting a Presidency
NYT: In Lawmakers Outburst, a Rare Breach of Protocol
NYT: Obamas Plan Builds on Others Ideas
NYT: Editorial: President Obama Steps Forward
Gail Collins: So Much for Civility
WaPo: Obama Implores Congress to Act
WaPo: With His Top Priority on the Line, President Reframes Critical Debate
EJ Dionne: At Last, Firing Back on Health Reform
Tom Shales: Obama, Pulling A Jimmy Stewart
Dana Milbank: The Republican Response, Arriving a Little Early
George Will: Candidate in a State of Dystopia
AP/Kellman: Lawmakers denounce 'You lie' outburst at Obama
Hill: 'You lie': Rep. Wilson apologizes
CQ Politics: Both Sides Condemn Outburst; Wilson Apologizes
CQ Politics: Obama Works to Regain Democratic Support for Health-Care Plan
CQ Politics: Full Text of President Obama's Address
Hill: Obama confronts 'wild claims' in healthcare push offering few details
Hill: Analysis: Obama speech to Congress unlikely to be game changer
Hill: Blue Dog seeking truce with House liberals
Human Events: Obama's Big Gamble
Human Events: 1.3 Million Petition Signatures Delivered to Congress
Jed Babbin: Slick Barry Sells Health Care
Rush Limbaugh: What's Hidden in the Baucus Bill?
American Spectator: Time to Get Out the Iron

Politico: Health fight arouses immigration battle
Wm Jacobson: The House Bill Does Cover Illegals

WSJ: Court Debates Campaign Law
WSJ: Free Speech, Take Two: Supreme Court hears a landmark case on campaign finance
WaPo: High Court's Conservatives Skeptical of Election Law
NYT: Justices Are Pressed for a Broad Ruling in Campaign Case
Hill: Supreme Court sharply questions ban on corporate spending
Human Events: Supreme Court Revisits "Hillary the Movie"
NYT: Listen to Arguments in a Key Campaign Finance Case

Hill: Climate lobby urges Democrats to reject pressure to accept modest energy gains

WSJ: Dodd Decision Raises Odds for Overhaul of Financial Rules
CQ Politics: Dodd Reaps Legislative, Political Benefits by Staying as Banking Chairman
Politico: Power for Harkin; boost for Lincoln
Politico: Dodd keeps a hand in health care
Hill: Chris Dodd banks on Banking panel post in his reelection bid

Politico: Democrats push Cass Sunstein nomination

WSJ: Watchdog Says Energy Department Not Prepared for Stimulus Funds
NYT: States Face Drop in Gambling Revenues for the First Time
WaPo: Banks Ease Burden Of Credit Card Debt: Firms More Eager to Bargain

Wash Times: Inquiry opened into New Black Panther case

Wash Times: Journalist 'shield' law gains steam in Senate

WSJ: Protesting parents ignored by the media

Dick Morris: Dems Losing Seniors
Michael Barone: The convenient fantasies of President Obama
Norman Podhoretz: Why Are Jews Liberals?

CQ Politics: Is It Time for Rangel to Resign?


NYT: Senates Vote to Determine Extent of Ethics Law Changes
AP: NY Senate to be tested again in special session
Binghamton: Ethics reform in Albany
Syracuse PS: State Senate opportunity

Albany TU: Cox gains local support for chair
LoHud: Cox Picks Up Endorsements, Wojtaszek Hanging In
NYDN: Cox Closing In On State GOP Chairmanship, Whither Rudy?
NYDN: Wojtaszek's Second Flipper
NY Post/Dicker: A drive to control NY GOP
NYDN: Wojtaszek Says Thanks, But No Thanks To Power-Sharing


APP: Christie lays out case for showing Corzine the door
AP/Mulvihill: Christie says he'd put N.J. ahead of political survival
Star-Ledger: Federal authorities will not investigate Chris Christie discussions with Karl Rove
PolitNJ: GOP's best shot at a U.S. Senate seat: Christie wins, Lautenberg doesn't finish term
APP: Seniors turn out to Berkeley diner to meet Christie


Virginian-Pilot: McDonnell brings another GOP gov to Virginia
Examiner: Surrogate city: National figures pour into race to Richmond


George Will: Former Texan hopes to be Californias next governor
CQ Politics: Republican Joins Crowded Field to Unseat McNerney in CA 11
Mercury News: State GOP about to shoot itself in the foot again
WSJ: California Official Resigns After Boasting of Affairs
LA Times: California lawmaker resigns after announcing on open mic not 1, but 2, sex acts
AP/Williams: Recorded sex comments cost Calif. lawmaker his job


Dallas MN: Rick Perry's muscular approach to Texas' universities
AP: Perry orders higher ed cost review
Dallas MN: Democrats hold national meeting in Austin


Orlando Sentinel: Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets
WaPo: Sen. Martinez Takes a Bow
St. Pete Times: Martinez bids farewell to Senate, warns Legislature on oil drilling
Miami Herald: Martinez exits Senate -- with some regrets
Hill: Martinez departs Senate for final time
AP: LeMieux preparing to be next Florida senator
Orlando Sentinel: So where's Sen. Bill?


AJC: Oxendine drives transit debate


Politico: Meghan McCain: Blago book 'ballsy'
Hill: Sen. Burris closes door on running for his seat


Star Tribune: Pawlenty helps out GOP friend on hot seat
WaPo: The Most Important Number in Politics Today


Examiner: US Senate Candidate Joe Sestak's petition shows some success
CQ Politics: Businessman Challenges Pennsylvania Rep. Dahlkemper
Daily Pennsylvanian: Pennsylvania budget stuck in deadlock
Allentown MC: Union eyes moderate Republicans in bid to end budget stalemate


BJD: GOP Chair to Join Traficant for TEA Party
Canton Rep: Tea Party Express makes only Ohio stop in Canton


Detroit News: Business group launches plan to revamp state


CQ Politics: Army Veteran Challenging Missouri GOP Rep. Emerson


Politico: Wamp's polling
CTFP: Wamp says Obama should start over on health care reform


Politico: Elaine Marshall challenging Burr
Charlotte Observer: Elaine Marshall running for U.S. Senate
Fay Observer: Marshall to seek Sen. Burr's seat
McClatchy: N. Carolina's Marshall will challenge GOP's Burr for Senate


State: Sanford faces new calls to quit
Politico: S.C. GOP representatives call on Mark Sanford to quit


Boston Globe: Card leans toward run for Senate
AP/Leblanc: Card says he is considering run for Kennedy's seat
Boston Herald: Party hopes to play its Card right
AP/Miga: Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card considering bid for Senate seat
Examiner: Almost everybody loves Andrew Card
Rasmussen: Coakley Takes Early Lead In Race To Fill Kennedys Senate Seat
Politico: Bay State women propel Coakley
Boston Globe: Kerry joins the call for interim senator
NYT: Hearing on a Kennedy Successor Draws a Crowd but No Agreement
Politico: Andy Card run for Kennedy seat?

CQ Politics: Ex-Dem Cahill Goes Indy for Massachusetts Gov


Hill: Shark, Jr. hopes to take 10 bite out of Sen. Reid
CQ Politics: GOP Senate Hopeful Emerges in Nevada's North


CQ Politics: Dem Recruit Launches Bid to Oust Nebraska's Terry


September 9, 2009


Sarah Palin: Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care
AP: Sarah Palin blasts health care reform in editorial

WSJ: Obama to Endorse Public Plan in Speech
Wash Times: Public option splits House Democrats
Hill: Tide turns against public option on eve of President Obama's address
Hill: Rep. Pence: Drop public option
Hill: Hoyer: Public health plan might have to go
WaPo: Obama Speech Aims To Reenergize Effort
NYT: Despite Fears, Health Care Overhaul Is Moving Ahead
NYT: Obama Meets With Leading Democrats to Plan Strategy
WaPo: In Illinois, a Similar Fight Tested a Future President
WaPo: Louisiana's Boustany to Give GOP Rebuttal
Boston Globe: Republicans set to offer rebuttals tonight
Detroit News: Shaping nation's health care reform
WSJ: A Bipartisan Plan to Wreck the System
WSJ: The Perils of BaucusCare
WaPo: Elements of the Baucus Proposal
Wash Times: Baucus health plan would fine uninsured
Politico: Max Baucus to Gang of Six: 'Time is running out'
Politico: GOP rejects 'trigger' compromise
Hill: Collins, Lieberman doubtful on public option; more supportive of 'trigger'
CQ Politics: Can Obama Win Over Moderate Senate Democrats?
Wash Times: Ex-Clinton aides: Obama's health plan needs direction
WaPo: Opposition to Health-Care Reform Revives Christian Right
Times UK: Tea Party Express hits the road in protest at Obama healthcare plans
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Calls Joint Session of Congress to Save Political Face
Michael Gerson: Obama's Crisis: Credibility
Michelle Oddis: Blue Dog Predictions
Newt Gingrich: Grading the Big Speech: A 10-Point Citizens Checklist on Health Reform

WSJ: Speech to Students Puts Politics Aside
LA Times: Bipartisan praise for Obama's school speech
WSJ: What the Public Thinks of Public Schools
Politico: Newt Gingrich: 'Every child' should read speech
Byron York: When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings
Kathleen Parker: An A in Overreaction
Dana Milbank: Obama's Physics Lesson: What Goes Up . . .
Chuck Norris: What I'd Say to Congress and American Students

WSJ: Climate Bill to Be Slowed by Health-Care Debate
WaPo: Developing World's Energy Needs Set Stage for Fight
WaPo: Environmental Groups Wait to See Definitive Action From Obama
Hill: Climate bill seeds angst on the farm

WSJ: Dodd to Remain Senate Banking Chairman
Politico: Dodd to stay as Banking Chair
Hill: Sen. Chris Dodd to pass on health panel, and instead will retain banking gavel

WaPo: U.S. 'Unlikely' to Recoup Auto Outlay, Panel Finds

Politico: SCOTUS campaign case could boost GOP
WaPo: The Newest Justice Formally Takes Her Seat

Glenn Beck: Don't Congratulate Me for Van Jones' Resignation
Rush Limbaugh: Remember: Van Jones is Obama

Christie Whitman: The Right Way For The GOP To Go After Obama

Hill: GOPers return from recess optimistic about elections
Hill: Cornyn: August 'disaster' helped GOP
Rasmussen: Support for GOP Reaches New Recent High on Generic Ballot

CBS: Obama: Sneeze into Your Sleeve, Not Your Hands
James Taranto: Conservatives for Filthy Hands

Rush Limbaugh: Rush's Post-Vacation Monologue: Don't Get Giddy Over August, Folks


NYT: Cuomo Report Finds Political Interference Among State Police
Albany TU: Cuomo says politics drove police affairs
NY Post: State cops blistered in AG scandal report

NYT: State Discriminated Against Mentally Ill, Judge Rules
AP/Esch: Judge: State violated the ADA

LoHud: Republicans Raise Concerns Over Thursdays Senate Agenda
Albany TU: Ethics watchdog plans criticized
NYDN: State Sen. Foley's father dies, throwing Senate plans for session in turmoil
Albany TU: This session a test for post-coup Senate
WGRZ: Passage of State Ethics Bill Threatened

Crain's: Rudy and the GOP leadership fight


Examiner: Christie moves in to Obama's old office
NJNR: Christie campaign announces coalition of Democrats
Main Justice: Michele Brown to Join Prominent Jersey Firm
Star-Ledger: GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie downplays driving record
Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. candidate Daggett goes for humor in TV ad


WaPo: Pawlenty to Campaign with McDonnell
Michael Barone: Is the Post's campaign to 'Macaca' McDonnell sputtering?
WaPo: Scrutiny Spreads to '03 McDonnell Remarks
WaPo: Kaine Takes a Swipe at McDonnell
US News: Virginia Candidate Visits George Washington University
Wash Times: Gov. Kaine slashes 593 state jobs, college funding


SF Chronicle: Carly gets DC GOP love for Senate bid -- rival DeVore roils
Lassen County News: Republican candidate for governor Meg Whitman campaigns nearby
SacBee: Schwarzenegger accepts veto dare
Mercury News: Democratic lawmakers push California water plan
Dan Walters: Legislature now frantic, as if on meth


Dallas MN: Dewhurst tells supporters he will run for re-election
Houston Chronicle: Dewhurst letter says he'll run for re-election
AP/Shannon: Texas gov's opponent uses toll road plan as ammo


Miami Herald: McCollum opposes insurance `public option'
St. Pete Times: McCollum brings health care issue into race for governor

Orlando Sentinel: Florida's new U.S. senator eager to begin serving
Biscayne Times: The Politics of Musical Chairs
Miami Herald: Meek criticizes LeMieux over firm's aid to foreign workers
St. Pete Times: Sen. George LeMieux faces criticism from unemployed sheet metal workers

WJHG: Bay County Republicans want Ray Sansom to Resign
Sun-Sentinel: Legislator calls for ethics hearing on PSC


AJC: Local hospital chiefs wait, worry over health care


Reuters: Jason Plummer to Enter Republican Primary for Illinois Lt. Governor


Star Tribune: Nonprofits benefit from closing of Pawlenty war chest
Fox: Pawlenty Distributes Unused Campaign Funds Among Non-Profits, State Republicans


Milwaukee JS: Dems slam Ryan, other Republicans in ads


PA Ave: Toomey praises Obama school speech
AP: House vote on pensions bill deferred pending talks


Dayton Daily News: Ohio voters keeping an eye on upcoming battles in Congress


Detroit FP: Cox shares plan to offer leadership, cut taxes
Detroit News: Cox proposes 92 ideas for turning Michigan around
AP/Hoffman: Granholm outlines plans for balancing Mich. budget


St. Louis PD: Ballot title approved for Missouri court plan repeal
St. Louis PD: Robin Carnahan running an incumbents strategy


WBIR: Tennessee delegation opposes pace, path of health reform


Asheville CT: Jackson seeks Supreme Court seat


State: Harrell pushes governor to resign: Speaker joins growing chorus of key Republicans
State: Sanford on the radio: Key points made
Politico: Sanford resignation calls grow
Bloomberg: South Carolina Governor Sanford Rejects Latest Call to Resign

McClatchy: South Carolina senator takes on Obama over healthcare


Phoenix NT: McCain Tells Former D-Backs Pitcher Schilling to Run For MA U.S. Senate Seat
Hill: Capuano will run for Sen. Kennedy's seat
CQ Politics: Cahill Candidacy Likely to Roil Mass. Governor Race
WBZ: Meehan Not Running, Others Get Nomination Papers
CQ Politics: With Kennedy Out, Democrats Start Making Moves In Massachusetts
AP/Johnson: 2nd congressman draws papers to succeed Kennedy


Union Leader: Another national GOP boost for Ayotte


Boston Globe: Vermont auditor switches to GOP


LA Times: Downturn on Las Vegas Strip affects political decisions throughout Nevada
Las Vegas Sun: John Ensign leads debate on tourism bill
Politico: The Nevada plan: Reintroduce Reid


WaPo: On the Front Lines of the Health-Care Debate in Colorado


CQ Politics: Richmond First Official Challenger to Cao in Louisiana 2


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Wash Times: Tea Party Express roars to D.C.
CNN: Tea Party Express takes aim at lawmakers

Rep. Tom Price: Health Care: The Conservative Alternative in the House
Sens. Coburn & Burr: Health Care: The Conservative Alternative in the Senate
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Health Care: The HSA Solution
Sen. John Thune: Economy: The Conservative Alternative
Reps. Bishop & Lummis: Energy: The Conservative Alternative
Reps. Klein & Rodgers: Card Check: The Conservative Alternative
Jed Babbin: The Right Alternatives

WSJ: Key Week for Obama Starts on Feisty Note
WSJ: Obama to Press Case on Public Option
Politico: Max Baucus sends health bill proposal
Hill: Baucus shares health proposal that's cheaper, taxes insurance companies
Wash Times: Baucus floats health co-op plan: 'Gang of six' alternative to public insurance
NYT: As Obama Speech Nears, Details on a Compromise
Politico: The pros and cons of reconciliation
McClatchy: Health care's public option tests Democrats' political muscle
LA Times: House vs. Senate: How healthcare proposals compare
WSJ: The latest gimmick to disguise a health-care 'public option'
WSJ: Obama, in Campaign Mode, Vows Action on Health
Wash Times: Health plan's forecast is foggy
WaPo: Deeply Divided House Democrats Return to Work
NYT: Obama Rallies Supporters on Health Care
WaPo: President Says His Critics Lack Health-Care Answer
WaPo: 8 Questions About Health-Care Reform
NYT: Data Fuel Regional Fight on Medicare Spending
Politico: Has Barack Obama misused the House?
Politico: SCHIP's fate may hang in balance
Hill: Obamas healthcare reform speech gets union crowd fired up
WaPo: When Your Insurer Says You're No Longer Covered
Martin Feldstein: ObamaCare's Crippling Deficits

WSJ: School Speech Released in Bid to Quell Controversy
Wash Times: President Obama to students: Keep trying
WaPo: President Seeks to Avoid Politics in Speech to Schools
NYT: In School Speech Obama Avoids Political Issues
Wes Pruden: A crucial week for Obama's teleprompter

Hill: Supreme Court to hear campaign finance case
Roll Call: High-Stakes Case at High Court
Ted Olson: Will Supreme Ct finally overturn McCain-Feingold & enforce 1st Amendment?
WaPo: Reversal of Precedents at Issue
NYT: Editorial: A Threat to Fair Elections

Hill: Biden: Labor legislation to pass this year

WSJ: Race Is On to Grab Stake in Rail Effort
NYT: Schools Aided by Stimulus Money Still Facing Cuts

WSJ: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds
AP/Huber: Coal CEO blasts climate bill

WSJ: Obama and the Left: The lesson of the rise and fall of Van Jones
Fox: Van Jones Did Not Fill Out WH Questionnaire

WSJ: Bloom Set to Oversee Factory Aid
WaPo: Obama Expands Car Czar's Duties

Wash Times: Obama nominee omitted ties to biotech

WaPo: Federal Hiring Boom Would Benefit D.C. Area

Politico: DOJ to judge: dump birthers' suit

Hill: Barney Frank wants Cabinet post

CQ Politics: Political Work Can Be Lucrative Labor


AP/Bauman: Candidates lining up in 23rd CD
NY Post: Gov says AG probe of State Police worth it


Bloomberg: N.J. Gubernatorial Debate Jobs, Economy in Campaigns Last Dash
Politico: New Jersey governor's race gets down and dirty


Politico: The Virginia governor's race heats up


SacBee: Dams, water conservation at issue in water reform
LA Times: Union membership in California increases despite recession, study finds
Dan Walters: Who would replace Garamendi?


Dallas MN: Timing crucial for Hutchison on quitting Senate to run for Texas governor


St. Pete Times: Florida oil drilling: It's only the biggest decision in the state's history
St. Pete Times: Nelson avoids the stage during health care battle
Human Events: The Other LeMieux
PNJ: Rubio hopes to mine voter discontent


WSJ: Cases Pile Up in Georgia Courts
NYT: Seldom-Heard Compliment for Atlantas Mayor: You Were Right


Hill: Blagojevich fires back at critics in book misspellings and all


Hometown: Eight Republican candidates for governor spar at fair
MPR: GOP candidates debate health care at the fair


Daily Times: Biden fires up firefighters for Specter


Roll Call: Obama May Again Be Key to Ohio
AP/Majors: Ohio Dem tangles with district over health care
Dayton Daily News: Ex-US rep from Ohio says he'll tell much this week


Detroit News: Michigan rep refused Gitmo detainee info
CQ Politics: Open Seat and GOP Edge Yield Crowded Michigan Primary


Politico: Missouri candidate stays above fray


CTFP: Wamp says he would defend state rights as governor


WGHP: NC GOP chairman, vice-chairman feuding


State: Sanford faces the public on radio show
McClatchy: S.C. lawmakers in thick of health battle


Boston Globe: Kennedy says no, and race is on
Politico: Markey weighs Senate bid
Curt Shilling: What I Believe
NYT: A Nephew of Kennedy Will Not Run for His Seat
WaPo: Joe Kennedy Won't Seek His Uncle's Senate Seat


Politico: Senate committee gavel would test Tim Johnson's recovery




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