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April 7, 2010



NATIONAL

Politico: On the edge: Clues to Steele's future
Hill: Former RNC rival takes shot at Steele: Race claims 'ridiculous,' 'disturbing'
CNN: Top GOP strategist calls for Steele to step down
Kathleen Parker: Michael Steele's problem isn't race -- it's pride
WSJ: Cash Scarcity Concerns GOP
AP: Gingrich tells GOP: Back off Steele
CNN: Giuliani defends Steele
Politico: Newt Gingrich: 'Foolish' to focus on Michael Steele
WaPo: After spending scandal, Republican Chairman Steele tries to reassure his party
NYT: G.O.P. Squirms as Spotlight Focuses on Its Leader
Politico: Shakeup: RNC chief of staff resigns
Politico: DNC trashes RNC's new hires
AJC: The bright side of spending $1,900 at a bondage club

Dick Morris: GOP will win House, Senate
Hill: Five stumbling blocks that could wipe out many Democrats
Politico: Early reports show huge hauls for Republican challengers

Fox: Tea Party Going Mainstream? Polls Suggest Movement Gaining in Popularity
IBD: Palin? Armey? Republican Or Dem? Leader Of Tea Party Is . . . No One!
James Taranto: 'Riot Is the Voice of the Unheard'
Rasmussen: 38% More Likely To Contribute Time or Money To Political Campaign This Year
AP/Bauman: Black conservative tea party backers take heat

NY Post: Bam man pitching national sales tax
Reuters: Volcker: Taxes likely to rise eventually to tame deficit

WSJ: U.S. Narrows Role of Nuclear Arms
WaPo: New nuclear arms policy shows limits U.S. faces
NYT: Obamas Nuclear Strategy Intended as a Message
Wash Times: Obama strategy frustrates nuke foes
WSJ: Crackdown Sought on Nuclear Material
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Obamas Nuclear Policy
WSJ: A Fresh START on Arms Control (via Google)
Politico: The nuclear program that refuses to die
American Thinker: Obama's Nuclear Poser Review

NYT: U.S. Court Curbs F.C.C. Authority on Web Traffic
WSJ: Court Backs Comcast Over FCC on 'Net Neutrality'
Wash Times: Court blocks push to regulate Internet traffic
WaPo: Court rules for Comcast over FCC in 'net neutrality' case
WSJ: End of the Net Neut Fetish? (via Google)
WSJ: The FCC LosesAgain (via Google)
Hill: Court ruling strips FCC of power and hands Congress a tough task
Human Events: Court Overturns FCC Rule
Rush Limbaugh: Court: No Internet Control for FCC

NYT: Upbeat Signs Revive Consumers Mood for Spending
NYT: Fed Minutes Show No Sign of Rate Tightening, but the Time to Act Was Discussed
WaPo: Clarification from Fed: Interest rate increases not tied to timeline
WSJ: How to Cut Government Pay (via Google)
Hill: Biden calls on agencies to get tougher in tracking spending on $787B stimulus

Politico: Sebelius promises 'help desk' for ObamaCare
Rush Limbaugh: Reid: Obamacare Changed Us All
Yahoo: Health Care Reform: Tax Hikes on the Way
NRO: Are CO2 Regulations via Executive Order Next?

WaPo: Banking panel's top Republican proposes consumer financial protection agency
WSJ: The Dodd Bill: Bailouts Forever
Hill: Brownback to offer bill exempting auto dealers from consumer financial office

NYT: Automaker Pensions Underfunded by $17 Billion

WSJ: Drill Now? Try Regulate Now. (via Google)
Politico: Offshore drilling is an easy call
Wash Times: Editorial: Global warming's unscientific method

Wash Times: Fake 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' review?
Politico: WH backs away from DoJ 'don't ask' brief

Politico: Obama revives terror-prison rules

Rasmussen: 55% Say Media Bias Bigger Problem in Politics Than Big Contributions

WSJ: GOP Senators Step Up Attacks on Appellate Court Nominee (via Google)
Politico: Obama judicial nominee in 'jeopardy'
Hill: GOP pushes for delay in confirmation hearing of key appeals court nominee

Hill: Dem senator 'hopeful' that Republicans won't filibuster next Court nominee

NYT: More State of the Union No-Shows Predicted

WSJ: War on Interns: Making it illegal to work for free (via Google)
Wash Times: Obama eyes interns: Dems move to deny useful job training to young workers
Wash Times: Is use of interns abuse of labor?

Hill: Coburn threatens to block all spending bills in Senate that aren't 'paid for'
Politico: Tom Coburn critical of Fox, nice to Nancy Pelosi
Rush Limbaugh: Who Cares How "Nice" You Think Pelosi May Be, Senator Coburn?

NEW YORK



NYDN: GOP gov candidate Carl Paladino blames AG Andrew Cuomo for economy
AP/Gormley: NY gov candidate blames Cuomo for mortgage crisis
Buffalo News: Candidate Paladino goes on attack in Albany
NY Post: Paladino calls Steve Levy 'pretty boy,' slaps Bloomberg on term limits
Albany TU: Tea Party headliner seeks N.Y. governorship, gains from state leases
Albany TU: Video: Carl Paladino unbound
Albany TU: Levy takes Nassau Conservatives, meets with another Tea Party
Syracuse PS: Onondaga County GOP Chair DeSpirito backs Steve Levy over Rick Lazio

NYDN: Ognibene Hopes For A GOP 'Takeover'

Albany TU: Skelos hits Paterson on construction dollars

NY Post: Gov OKs probe of land buy

NYT: Editorial: We Wont Bet on OTB

NY Post: Firm vying to unseat Maloney hires de Blasio wife

CQ Politics: New York: Democrats Pick Nominee in 29th District

Rochester D&C: U.S. reps. Dan Maffei, Chris Lee present different views on health care law

CALIFORNIA



SacBee: GOP candidates take tough positions on illegal immigration
SacBee: Meg Whitman drops another $20 million into her campaign
SF Chronicle: Whitman pumps $20 million more into campaign
Mercury News: Republicans' sprint to the right could backfire in general election
SacBee: California chamber bankrolls ad attack against Jerry Brown
LA Times: Jerry Brown gets a Democratic challenger



LA Times: McCain stumps for Fiorina

Dan Walters: California's school-funding woes hit home

NYT: California: LA City Offices Will Go Dark

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Rick Perry teams up with NASCAR's Bobby Labonte
Star-Telegram: Perry sponsors racecar in quest for votes of the NASCAR nation

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Crist bucks GOP leadership, vetoes bill to lift lid on fundraising

St. Pete Times: Crist announces $1 billion gambling deal with Seminoles
Miami Herald: Seminole Tribe, Crist expected to sign gambling compact

Miami Herald: Three Florida Democrats oppose offshore drilling

GEORGIA

AJC: Who is Ray Boyd, and why would he spend $2 million to be governor?
AJC: Eric Johnsons new TV ad: He may want to talk about jobs

ILLINOIS

Public Policy Polling: Kirk moves ahead
CQ Politics: Poll: Kirk Leads Giannoulias in Illinois Senate Race
Chicago Tribune: Durbin: Unfair to blame Giannoulias for all of family bank's woes
Chicago ST: Blago's brother wants judge to throw out recordings
AP/Babwin: Thousands of cameras keep tabs on Chicago

WISCONSIN

Badger Herald: Republican candidates leading in most governor, Senate race polls

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty will file brief over health care
CQ Politics: Gunning for Bachmann, Clark Raises $1.1 Million

PENNSYLVANIA

Hill: Sen. Specter trails in latest Pennsylvania poll

Philadelphia Inquirer: Williams' jaw-dropping coffers for Pa. top post

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Brunner creates easier-to-navigate campaign-finance Web site

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Dem hopefuls trail GOP choices in governor's race, poll shows
AP: Tea Party plans Michigan rallies opposing Rep. Stupak

MISSOURI

KC Star: Mo Auditor candidate Schweich cranks it up to 11

KANSAS

CQ Politics: Moore Move Benefits Democrats in Kansas

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Team Huck Tennessee Takes On Huck PAC

KENTUCKY

Rasmussen: Kentucky Senate: Grayson, Paul Both Run Strong Against Democratic Foes

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: State Senators who get things done are leaving soon

NYT: Winfrey to Interview Rielle Hunter

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford: Incentives for retailers harm economy

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell's Confederate History Month proclamation irks civil rights leaders

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Ehrlich set to launch new campaign for governor
Baltimore Sun: As Ehrlich begins, foes push Steele tie

WEST VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: West Virginia: McKinley Is Best-Funded Mollohan Foe

NEW JERSEY

Hill: Menendez asks court to block recall
Star-Ledger: Contractors donating less to N.J. political campaigns due to pay-to-play ban
Star-Ledger: Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James is released from Virginia prison

MASSACHUSETTS

John Fund: The Patrick Portent: A harbinger of Mr. Obama's fate in 2012
Boston Globe: Politically, Patricks back in the game
Boston Globe: Cahill adviser quits, citing lack of contact
AP: Mass. GOP's Baker breaks $2M fundraising mark

Boston Globe: Insurers call halt, get state warning

WASHINGTON STATE

NYT: Arrest Follows Threat to Kill Senator Murray
Politico: Man arrested for Patty Murray death threats

NEVADA

Rasmussen: Nevada Governor: Sandoval 55%, Reid 34%
Las Vegas RJ: Reid's stops focus on economy

Las Vegas RJ: Gibbons signs order to join health care lawsuit
Human Events: Nevada to Join Suits Against Obamacare

CQ Politics: Nevadas Economic Woes Continue to Dog Titus

ARIZONA

CQ Politics: Arizona: Glassman Makes Senate Bid Official

HAWAII

WaPo: House Democrats move to hold Hawaii seat
CQ Politics: DCCC On the Air in Hawaii Special







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April 6, 2010



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Chief of staff resigns from Steele's RNC
WaPo: RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay resigns
NYT: More Upheaval at R.N.C.
Politico: Shakeup: RNC Chief of Staff resigns
Politico: RNC loses top fundraiser
Politico: Michael Steele: I'm not going anywhere
Politico: Young Eagles: Life in the fast lane
Politico: Gibbs Mocking RNC 'credit card' problem
CQ Politics: Longtime Steele Consultants Cut Ties With RNC
CQ Politics: McKay Resigns As RNC Chief of Staff
CQ Politics: Race is the Only Thing Helping Steele
Hill: Top RNC official resigns in wake of spending scandal
Hill: White House helps keep GOP chairman Michael Steele in the spotlight
Human Events: Steele Will Stay, Despite Top Aides Exit
NYDN: Steele says he and Obama have one thing in common: It's tough being black
Marc Thiessen: For old-school GOP, a hard lesson on fiscal issues

James Taranto: Strange New Respect for the Tea Party Movement
Rasmussen: Tea Party 48% Obama 44%
Politico: Poll: 28% support tea party
Rush Limbaugh: Tea Party: Who They Really Are

Politico: Dems scramble for May special elections



Politico: Issa aims to unmask health care deals
Politico: For some, a low profile on health vote
WSJ: The White House and the Writedowns: Enron accounting
WSJ: The Separation of Health and State (via Google)
Hill: Tax chief: Threats toward IRS have not increased in wake of health reform
NYT: Editorial: We Call That Double-Dipping
Rasmussen: 54% Still Favor Repeal of Health Care Law
Norm Coleman: Obama's bait-and-switch campaign
Rush Limbaugh: Yes We Can Repeal Obamacare
American Spectator: Pity-Party Logic
American Thinker: Does Anybody Really Understand ObamaCare?
American Thinker: Who Will Be Your Health Care Provider?

Politico: Democrats bristle at financial reform deadline
Politico: If 'too big' banks fail, directors must share pain
NYT: Financial Crisis Inquiry Wrestles With Setbacks
Hill: Survey: TARP driving 8.5 percent profit
WaPo: SEC faces setbacks, skepticism in trying to reform its enforcement image
WaPo: Faith in homeownership drops, Fannie Mae poll shows
WaPo: Rise in key borrowing rate has two interpretations
Hill: Obey says deficit fears shouldn't trump job creation efforts
Hill: Bunning, Democrats trade shots over expired jobless benefits
Politico: Bunning: Dems refuse to help unemployed
Human Events: Federal Workers Arent Feeling the Pain
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Regime Spokesmen Tell Us to Expect High Unemployment
Rush Limbaugh: Thomas Friedman Piece Dissected
Dick Armey: Out of Control
American Thinker: Banking 'Reform'

WSJ: U.S. Keeps First-Strike Strategy
NYT: Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms
WaPo: Obama to take middle course in new nuclear policy
AP/Butler: U.S. no closer to nuke test ban treaty nod

NYT: U.S. Is Seeking a Fine of $16.4 Million Against Toyota
WaPo: Toyota faces $16.4 million U.S. fine for waiting to warn of defect
Politico: Toyota fined $16M by feds

WSJ: Republicans Fear Undercounting in Census (via Google)
Politico: Rove plugs the census
Hill: Rove asks people to fill out census in new ad

Hill: Utilities sue Energy Department to stop nuclear waste management fees
Wash Times: EPA and Energy Department are caught fudging efficiency ratings
Bret Stephens: What's the Next 'Global Warming'? (via Google)
American Thinker: Was the Arctic Ice Cap 'Adjusted'?

NYT: Strict Deadlines, Disabled Veterans and Dismissed Cases
AP: High Court Turns Away Several Cases

WSJ: The Case for Common Educational Standards (via Google)

WSJ: Waxman's Lead Poison (via Google)
Human Events: From Watchdog to Lapdog

David Brooks: Relax, Well Be Fine

Stanley Fish: Does Money Talk in the Marketplace of Ideas?

WSJ: Obama Supporters Have Patience, Need Enthusiasm (via Google)
John Fund: Transparency, Obama-Style
Wash Times: Radicals to rule us all
Wes Pruden: Some presidents talk too much
Human Events: Obama Greeted by Boos at Nats Stadium
Rush Limbaugh: "Regime": Matthews Freaks Out Over Same Word He Used on Bush
Michael Barone: Obama's no-opportunity society
American Thinker: Obama's List

Politico: DNC 2012: Mark your calendars
CQ Politics: Democrats Nail Down 2012 Convention Date

Hill: Tina Fey to revive Palin impression

Pat Buchanan: Anti-Catholicism and the Times

NEW YORK



NYT: Conservative Developer Joins Race for Governor
NY Post: 'Tea' time in governor race
NYDN: Buffalo millionaire Paladino mocks Cuomo, formally announces GOP run for governor
Buffalo News: Paladino officially enters race for governor
Albany TU: Race begins with famous rant
Albany TU: Paladino: Replace despicable government in Albany
Albany TU: Levy welcomes Paladino to the race well, kind of
NY Post: Tom Ognibene a possible Paladino runningmate
NY Post: Levy calls Paladino a 'walking contradiction'
NY Post: Gov hopeful Paladino: They can't shut me down
NYDN: Paladino To Meet With Ognibene, Maltese
AP/Thompson: Buffalo developer running for governor

NY Post: Sources say Cuomo eyes Republican as runningmate, others deny it

WSJ: Pataki Could Pose Threat to GillibrandIf He Runs
NY Post: Gilly overrides Vito, wins B'klyn boss' backing

NYDN: State Controller DiNapoli slams pols for fiscal gimmicks and budget 'sleight of hand'
Albany TU: DiNapoli: States budget-season accounting too creative
NY Post: Albany hides cri$is by raiding heroes
NYDN: State Assembly may offer struggling OTB a lifeline

NY Post: Dems rip Dave pal's Haig-ling

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: California pension funds are a half-trillion short, according to Stanford report

LA Times: A grim assessment of L.A.'s finances
NYT: California: Controller Warns Los Angeles May Not Meet Payroll

SacBee: Whitman in another $20 million

CQ Politics: McCain to Campaign With Fiorina Tuesday
CQ Politics: California: Campbell Raised $1.6 Million in 1st Quarter

WSJ: Another California Dream (via Google)

TEXAS

PoliFact: Perry says uninsured number in MA "about the same" since health care reform

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Rudy Giuliani endorses Marco Rubio in Senate race
NYT: Side Taken by Giuliani in Florida
Hill: Giuliani attacks Crist, endorses rival in Florida Senate race
Human Events: Giuliani: GOP Needs Marco Rubio
Politico: Rudy: Crist 'broke his word'

SPT: Florida GOP chairman's promised 'forensic audit' of spending stuck at start

SPT: Protests are backdrop in legislative vote to reshape Florida's education system
Miami Herald: Sorting out the truth in politics: GOP schools plan an `unfunded mandate'?

GEORGIA

AJC: Nathan Deal doubles down with Atlanta office, new campaign spokesman

ILLINOIS

AP/Robinson: Bank woes hurting Democrat vying for Senate seat in Illinois

Chicago Tribune: Prosecutors file new details of case against Blagojevich under wraps
Chicago ST: Rejected apprentice Rod says he'll win when it counts at June trial
CQ Politics: Trump Fires Blagojevich

INDIANA

CQ Politics: Indiana: Hostettler Hits Coats On Abortion, Guns

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota lawmakers eye closed-door advisory sessions

Human Events: Getting It Right in Minnesota-1

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Toomey Raises $2.3 Million in 1st Quarter of 2010
Hill: Sen. Specter viewed as a model Democrat one year after switch
Politico: Specter swings for the fences in Phils opener
American Spectator: Jobsgate: The Corruption of Congressman Joe Sestak

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Pricey fundraisers on tap for Strickland, Kasich

CQ Politics: Ohio: Taxes an Issue in GOP 18th District Primary

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Report: Detroit bankruptcy looms without drastic change

CQ Politics: Michigan 7 a GOP Test of Loyalties

KANSAS

CQ Politics: Moran-Tiahrt Race Could Unleash the Franked Mail

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: The John Edwards Movie

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez appeals to N.J. Supreme Court to stop recall effort
Politico: Menendez seeks to halt recall effort

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Baker tiptoes in tea party praise, sidesteps Palin

Boston Globe: Health insurers sue to raise rates
NYT: Massachusetts: Insurers Sue

RHODE ISLAND

CQ Politics: Rhode Island: Cicilline's Fundraising On Fire

NEVADA

Rasmussen: Nevada Senate: Reid Still Struggling
Las Vegas RJ: Reid kicks off re-election campaign in Searchlight
Hill: Reid mocks Palin during speech
Politico: Reid mocks Palin? 'You betcha!'

WaPo: Does John Ensign cloud Republicans' ethics argument?

ARIZONA

Hill: U.S. Chamber gives its first endorsement of 2010 cycle to Sen. John McCain
Politico: Hayworth ribs 'nonmaverick' McCain
WaPo: John McCain: A maverick no more?
NYT: BlogTalk: Of Mavericks, Justices and Counts

CQ Politics: Arizona: Paton Raises $500,000 in 8th District Race

NORTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: North Dakota: Berg Pulls in Over $300,000 in 10 Days





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April 5, 2010



NATIONAL

WaPo: Jobless rate may rise as many are drawn back to labor force
Wash Times: Obama advisor: Long way to go on jobs
Wash Times: Trickle of new jobs creates hope
American Spectator: Obamacare vs. Jobs
American Thinker: America's Sinking Middle Class
Hill: Reid rips GOP over benefits expiration
Hill: Kyl: Jobless benefits extension needed
NYT: Greenspan Cites Economic Momentum
Hill: Greenspan: 'Double dip' recession odds have 'fallen very significantly' recently
NYT: Editorial: Foreclosure Prevention 2.0
Paul Krugman: Making Financial Reform Fool-Resistant
WSJ: Beyond Bankruptcy And Bailouts (via Google)
WSJ: Small Bras and the Value-Added Tax (via Google)



NYT: Drilling Plan May Buoy Efforts on Energy Policy
NYT: OpEd: Obama Misses the Big Oil
WaPo: Editorial: How Congress can get a smart climate-change bill passed
Wash Times: Oil drilling head fake
Human Events: Environmental Extremists Making Regulatory Policies?
NRO: Green Washington Wants Less-efficient Fuel
Front Page Mag: Drill, Maybe, Drill

LA Times: New healthcare law is full of unknowns
NYT: New Health Initiatives Put Spotlight on Prevention
Politico: OpEd: Why we won't file states' rights suits
Human Rights: Top 10 Reasons Obamacare is a Disaster
Townhall: ObamaCare: Just Another Way to Spread the Wealth Around
Star Parker: Racism and Obamacare

Wash Times: Immigration effort lacks 2nd backer from GOP
Hill: Rancher's slaying intensifies political fury over border security measures

WSJ: Republicans Fear Undercounting in Census (via Google)

Wash Times: Panel: Justice stonewalling on Panthers

WaPo: U.S. government a big commercial real estate player

NYT: States Skeptical About Race to Top School Aid Contest

NYT: How Sarah Palin Became a Brand

Hill: Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Dems or independents
Hotline: Tea Party Largely Older, Whiter, Male

WSJ: Big Money Flows to State Races (via Google)
WaPo: In closely watched races, the money's about to talk
NYT: Editorial: High-Priced Hustings
WSJ: 'The Mystique of Washington' (via Google)
WaPo: Former PAC chairman fined by D.C. is hired as GOP fundraiser
Hill: Top Republicans pressure RNC to get house in order
AP: Senate GOP whip upset by RNC spending practices
Reuters: Republicans withhold confidence in Steele
Fox: Top Republican Warns RNC Could Lose Donors Over Controversies
Politico: NRCC leader: RNC needs to get its house in order
CQ Politics: Pelosi Presses Caucus to Pay Dues

LA Times: Editorial: Saving the 'soft money' ban

Hill: GOP swaps 'Contract' for 'Commitment'

EJ Dionne: Obama's uphill battles continue
Time: Taking on Obama in '12 Tougher Than You Think
American Spectator: The Man Who Elected Barack Obama: Karl Rove
Hugh Hewitt: The president's popularity plunge

Politico: Rush Limbaugh: President Obama's 'character assassination'

Politico: Spring forecast: Incivility with a chance of rage

Ross Douthat: Can CNN Be Saved?

NYT: OpEd: Throw Out Skybox Tax Subsidies

NEW YORK



Buffalo News: Is New York ready for Carl Paladino?
NYDN: New York State GOP gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino has 10-year-old love child
Buffalo News: Paladino gave cash to variety of politicians
Buffalo News: Conservatives split on candidates
WNED: Paladino to Announce Candidacy for Governor Monday

Human Events: NY GOP Has Chance of a Lifetime, But Still in Quandary
NY Post: New York's GOP grapples with its identity

Albany TU: Westchester, police unions, for Brodsky as AG race warms up

Albany TU: Budget cuts put a lifestyle at risk
NYT: Health Official Willing to Go to the Mat Over Obesity and Sugared Sodas
NY Post: Albany's phantom health $avings

NY Post: Malcolm's secret 500G land deals

NYDN: Allies of Gov. Paterson, Rep. Charles Rangel plotting to oust 'Judas' Sen. Bill Perkins

NYT: State Lawyers Denied Access to Patients

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Meg Whitman's deep pockets put her ahead of Jerry Brown
Examiner: CA GOP Gov candidate Steve Poizner faces controversy over his new book

SacBee: For GOP Senate candidate Chuck DeVore, tilt to the right came early

Dan Walters: California's big pension increases bite back
AP/Young: Calif. climate law under assault in poor economy

LA Times: Republicans attack each other in campaign to fill vacant state Senate seat

TEXAS


ABC: How Texas Escaped the Housing Crisis
Dallas MN: Constable allegations fuel both parties in Dallas County campaigns

FLORIDA

AP: Giuliani to help Rubio's Senate campaign in Miami
CQ Politics: Should Crist Roll the Dice to Save Long-Shot Senate Bid?

Miami Herald: Obscure political committees nudge legislature's agenda

GEORGIA

AP/McCaffrey: Ga. tea party gears up for November elections

ALABAMA

Ballot Access News: AL Republican Party Wont Let GOP Senator Run for Re-Election

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Was Giannoulias' sale of Lincoln Hotel a bad deal?
NRO: Meet Mob Banker/Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias
Chicago Tribune: Illinois tea party at a crossroads
Chicago Sun-Times: Taxpayers likely to help fund ex-gov Blagojevich's defense

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: GOP sees Walz's First District seat as ripe for picking

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Specter predicts filibuster fight for Supreme Court
Hill: Specter has Stevens replacement in mind, wants more diversity

OHIO


Examiner: Ohio Democrats vie for outsider status in tough race
Toledo Blade: Tea Party stirring up contests for state GOP
Cleveland PD: Editorial: Ohio Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer remembered

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Welfare caseloads rise, cause frustration

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Missouri Republican Assembly sponsoring 'Making of America' seminar

TENNESSEE

Memphis F: A Freshly Filed McWherter Visits Memphis on Monday as Part of State Flyover
Knox News: McWherter's chances could change by November

ARKANSAS

WaPo: Halter challenges Arkansas' Lincoln from left in Senate race

NORTH CAROLINA

AP: NC tea party groups move from protests to politics

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Republican hopefuls lining up in bids for Va. seats in Congress
AP/Szkotak: NASA, Navy get say in Va. coastal drilling

NEW JERSEY

WSJ: Garden State Rollback (via Google)
Star-Ledger: N.J. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver forges her own style

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Obama's mission: Saving Gov. Patrick
Boston Globe: Dont count Patrick out

Boston Globe: Health tax may wallop towns

NEVADA

NYT: Tea Party Groups Make Harry Reid Target No. 1

COLORADO

WaPo: In Colorado, health-care debate reverberates in congressional race

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Legislation aims to address Arizona housing crisis



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April 4, 2010



NATIONAL

Politico: Democrats' rage fades on health care heretics
Boston Globe: Short-term customers boosting health costs
Rasmussen: 53% Now Trust Republicans More Than Democrats on Health Care
Wash Times: OpEd: Obamacare's doctorless world
Wash Times: Editorial: Obamacare's secret surveillance
LA Times: Doctor advises Obama voters to 'seek care elsewhere'
Hill: Grayson: Doctor shooing away Obama backers will deny treatment to blacks
Townhall: Note to Doctors: Now I'm "Entitled" To Your Services
American Thinker: Hybrid Health Care
American Thinker: States Need to Protect Us from ObamaCare
Salt Lake Tribune: 'Retail politics' could offer better health plan
Hill: Kansas AG won't join health suit

WaPo: Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

Politico: Jobs up, good news for President Obama
NYT: Critics Say Firm Weakens Safety Net as It Fights Jobless Claims
Hill: Veterans group pushes Congress to give unemployed vets a hand
WSJ: Consumer Bankruptcies Surged in March

NYT: Bargain Rates for a C.E.O.?
Thomas Friedman: Start-Ups, Not Bailouts
NYT: OpEd: I Saw the Crisis Coming. Why Didnt the Fed?
NYT: OpEd: How Washington Abetted the Bank Job
WSJ: Federal Prosecutors Leaning Against Charges in AIG Probe (via Google)

Reuters: Geithner sees Republican support on financial reform bill

NYT: At 89, Stevens Contemplates Law, and How to Leave It
WaPo: After years as justice, John Paul Stevens wants what's 'best for the court'
Hill: Justice Stevens says he will 'surely' retire during Obama's presidency
Politico: Court battle could upend President Obama's agenda
AP: Justice Stevens to leave while Obama in office
Bloomberg: Kagan, Judges Said to Be Considered for Supreme Court Vacancy

Hill: Environmentalists criticize White House climate tactics after drilling roll-out
McClatchy: EPA may try to use Clean Water Act to regulate carbon dioxide
Houston Chronicle: Energy incentives for states are in the works

NYT: Editorial: Obama should stop warrantless wiretaps

American Thinker: Another Twenty-Five Years of Affirmative Action?

Phila Inq: Editorial: GOP should join Democrats in immigration-reform push

NYT: School Law Clinics Face a Backlash

Fox: Despite Closing Chapters, ACORN Declares National Organization Lives On

Telegraph UK: David Petraeus for President: Run General, run

WaPo: GOP chairman Michael Steele is out front, attracting detractors

CBS: If Palin Ditches RNC, Will Money Follow Her?

WaPo: Democrats pull in more cash for campaigns than GOP

Hill: Dems brace for third straight big 'change' election in November
Charlie Cook: GOP Needs To Keep It Simple
Fox: Ex-Lawmakers Line Up to Run for Old Jobs in 2010 Election

Dan Quayle: Don't let the tea party go Perot
Hill: Poll: Tea Partiers not beholden to the GOP

Kathleen Parker: In Canteyville, USA, a warning for Washington lawmakers

McClatchy: Roosevelts down, McCarthy up as conservatives spin history to right

WaPo: OpEd: Karl Rove is no conservative, as his memoir shows

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK


NYDN: Paterson says state workers' jobs are on the budget block unless unions cut deals

NYDN: NY officials arrested, convicted and investigated for acting like New Jersey politicians

NYDN: Levy Will 'Work To Create A Republican-Led Senate'
NYDN: The Case Of The Disappearing GOP Regional Chairs
NYDN: Women For Lazio
AP/Gormley: Who Would Want to Be Governor?
Village Voice: Pumped-up Steve Levy Fires Downtown Volleys

Olean TH: Gov. Paterson not expected to call special election to fill vacant seat

Rasmussen: 69% in New York Say State Better Off If Most Legislators Not Reelected

NYT: New York Denies Indian Point a Water Permit
AP/Gormley: DEC rejects permit for Indian Point

NYT: Editorial: Tattered Right to Counsel

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Californians take generally positive view of healthcare reform

LA Times: Power goes to those who decline to state

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Are Texas' Hispanics ready to go Democrat?

FLORIDA



St. Pete Times: In praising Rubio, Giuliani exacts revenge on Crist
Miami Herald: Gov. Crist faces fight of political life
St. Pete Times: Gov. Charlie Crist faces big choices in waning days of session

Miami Herald: Clean energy movement stalled in Florida Legislature

GEORGIA

American Thinker: Georgia Attorney General refuses to join health reform suit
Bob Barr: Call to impeach Georgia AG is way off base

ILLINOIS

NYT: For Some Aspiring Political Broadcasters, Breaking the Law Does Pay

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Two DFLers vie to take on Kline in the Second

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Opponents attacking Specter from all sides

Daily American: Dems have more choices than GOP in Pa. gov primary

OHIO


Akron BJ: Kasich hopes revealing pay quiets critics
Columbus Dispatch: Kasich discloses pay, seeks to quiet critics

Columbus Dispatch: Who will be the next chief justice?

Columbus Dispatch: Voinovich rips high-level security appointment

NewsBusters: Brick Thrown Through Marion, OH GOP HQ Window

MICHIGAN

Mlive: Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidates' rhetoric aimed at Republican base

Detroit News: 'Envy List': Engler's salary exceeds $1M

TENNESSEE

Examiner: McWherter might give GOP a problem

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Paul Paints Grayson as the Candidate of DC Insiders in New Ad

ARKANSAS

Fox: Sen. Lincoln's Past Support of Health Care Puts Her in Tea Party's Cross Hairs
Arkansas News: Arkansas Senate Republican Geography 101
AP/DeMillo: Ark. GOP Senate candidates call for limited gov't

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Breaking down the state's top political fights
State: As filing closes, the drama opens
State: S.C. legislative action for the week

VIRGINIA

AP: Activist Va. AG is GOP right's dream ... or nightmare

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Alabama: Segall Drops Bid Against Rogers

MARYLAND

WaPo: Ehrlich is expected to run a competitive campaign for Maryland governor
Baltimore Sun: Ehrlich to keep his radio show until he files for governor's race

NEW JERSEY

North Jersey: Assessing risks to N.J. from offshore oil drilling

ARIZONA

Politico: Border security debate intensifies in Arizona
AP/Cooper: Ariz. governor signs bill authorizing health suit

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: GOP candidates for Senate hone strategy
Las Vegas RJ: Reid campaign bus fueled and packed
AP/Ritter: Bad check charge dropped against Nevada candidate

HAWAII

CQ Politics: DCCC Weighs Picking Sides in Hawaii Special



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April 3, 2010



NATIONAL

Hill: McCarthy slams 'anti-taxpayer policies' like health bill in Republican address
Hill: McConnell: Full health repeal 'probably' won't happen with Obama
NYT: New Health Care Law Does Not Help Democrats in Poll
NYT: Urologist Posts His Politics on His Florida Office Door
NYT: Insurance Pool to Offer Reduced-Rate Coverage
NYT: Questioning the cost of the health care overhaul
NYT: Health System Bears Cost of Implants With No Warranties
James Taranto: Hurry Up and Wait

WSJ: Job Market Picks Up, but Slowly
WSJ: Democrats Still Face Jobs Pressure (via Google)
WSJ: The 2010 Recovery (via Google)
Rush Limbaugh: This Regime Governs Against Will of People and Purposely Kills Jobs
Rush Limbaugh: The "Troublesome" El Rushbo Responds to President Obama
WaPo: U.S. payrolls grow, but jobless rate holds steady
Wash Times: Jobless rate stays at 9.7%; 162,000 jobs added
Hill: More than 200,000 to lose jobless benefits Monday with Congress out
Hill: Some Democrats endangered by high jobless rates in their districts
NYT: In N.C., Obama Hails Jobs Report
NYT: The Early Word: 9.7 Percent. Again.
WSJ: College Grads' Outlook Grim
NYT: Growth of Unpaid Internships May Be Illegal, Officials Say

WaPo: New program will help homeowners facing foreclosure with short sales
NYT: Help Paying Mortgages Elicits Anger
AP/Wagner: Geithner addresses outrage on bailouts

WaPo: 30-plus governors told to quit in letters from Guardians of the Free Republics
NYT: Governors Receive Threats From Extremist Group
AP: FBI Warns on Extremist Letters Sent to Governors

NYT: Airline Screening Plan Wins Tentative Praise
WaPo: Cautious praise for travel screening change

NYT: Report Faults Training of Local Officers in Immigration Enforcement Program

NYT: A Race to Reap Energy From the Ocean Breezes
Rasmussen: 72% Support Offshore Drilling, 59% Favor It Off California and New England

NYT: Acorn Says It Continues Its Work

NYT: Asked to Declare His Race, Obama Checks Black

NYT: Battle of $50 Bill Splitting Republican Ranks

Wash T: Buying popularity with your money: Earmarks as sleazy as 'Cornhusker Kickback'

Juan Williams: Tea Party Anger Reflects Mainstream Concerns
Rush Limbaugh: A Warning to the Tea Partiers: They're Trying to Provoke You

Kathleen Parker: In Canteyville, USA, a warning for Washington lawmakers
Ruth Marcus: President Obama is making nobody happy

Linda Chavez: GOP needs new chief
Gail Collins: Of Jets, Voyeurs and Back Wax

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

WSJ: Albany Budget Complicated by Rift Rumors (via Google)
Albany TU: 'Everything's on the table'
Albany TU: State employees: Hands off our pay raise despite layoff threat
Albany TU: State won't file liens to collect old taxes

NYT: What Makes Gillibrand Scary to Rivals?

NY Post: Fuzzy math: GOP gov candidates calculate their standing
NY Post: Levy accuses Lazio's camp of "innuendo and deceit"
Albany TU: One more for Levy

NY Post: Poll: NYers want incumbents out

DN: Albany ethics panel says legislators can eat, drink with lobbyists despite 2007 reform law

NYT: Paterson Deputy Is Questioned in Case Involving Another Aide

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Poizner a changed man who loves a challenge
LA Times: Steve Poizner's book about Mount Pleasant High School offends subjects

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry's office confirms that he was among governors to receive threat

FLORIDA

St. Pete T: Gov. Crist, Alex Sink call for federal prosecutors to look into GOP controversy
Miami Herald: Crist requests probe of GOP `mess'
Buzz: Crist takes responsibility for putting Greer at helm
Buzz: New book details the intrigue behind Charlie Crist's John McCain endorsement
PBP: More on Greer probe; Obama, Crist and Rubio plan S. Fla. events
NY Post: Report: Rudy to help Crist rival Rubio next week

St. Pete Times: Legislators make $1.5 billion gambling pact with Seminole Tribe
Miami Herald: State nears new deal on gaming

GEORGIA

AJC: Johnny Isakson released from second visit to hospital
Politico: Isakson released from hospital

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Giannoulias bank makes $20 million in loans to felons
AP/Robinson: Dems defend candidate for Ill. senator
Chicago ST: Quinn hands out nearly 150 pardons

INDIANA

Politico: Mitch Daniels talks '12 on C-SPAN

OHIO


Rasmussen: Ohio Senate: GOPs Portman Holds Onto Small Lead
Cleveland PD: Kasich releases 2008 tax return that shows he earned more than $1 million
Cleveland PD: Ohio Chief Supreme Court Justice Thomas Moyer dies unexpectedly

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Lawsuit by slain stripper's family pushed back

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Governor: Republicans Slightly Ahead in Wide Open Contest

VIRGINIA

Ken Cuccinelli: Virginia rejects federal overreach of Obamacare

NEW JERSEY

S-L: National conservative civil liberties group supports Menendez recall is constitutional
NYT: New Jersey Schools Brace for Cuts

MASSACHUSETTS

WSJ: Patrick's Price Controls (via Google)

WYOMING

Rasmussen: Wyoming Governor: GOP Hopefuls Are Early Favorites

SOUTH DAKOTA

AP/Brokaw: S.D. Dems Skip Senate Race Against GOPs Thune

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April 2, 2010



NATIONAL

Hill: Some Dems get earful back home for supporting health reform bill
Politico: Democrats squeezed by health care lawsuit
WSJ: ObamaCare and the Constitution
Rep. Steve King: 100 percent repeal of Obamacare
Gary Bauer: Obamacares Truth Panels
Hill: Sen. Alexander: If not repeal, at least 'big changes' to healthcare law are expected
Rush Limbaugh: Waxman Hearings to Target CEOs for Telling the Truth on Obamacare
Rush Limbaugh: Multiple Democrats Now Admit Obamacare Redistributes Wealth
Politico: President Obama: 'Its only been a week'
Hill: Obama shrugs off healthcare law criticism
NYT: Obama, in Maine, Needles Republicans Over Calls to Repeal Health Care Overhaul
Boston Globe: Overhaul a job-saver, Obama tells Maine
Hill: Commerce bashes companies crying foul on healthcare law
NYT: Health Care for All, With Obama Down the Street
NYT: Editorial: On the Front Line
Human Events: Heres the Real Obama Budget Score

WSJ: U.S. Revamps Screening of Travelers
WaPo: U.S. changing the way air travelers are screened
NYT: Security Checks on Flights to U.S. to Be Revamped
LA Times: Personal traits will be used to screen U.S.-bound air passengers

Politico: March jobs jump could lift Obama
Hill: Republicans, Dems scramble to put spin on unemployment report
WSJ: Long-Term Unemployed Cloud the Jobs Picture (via Google)
LA Times: Census project adds to the job picture when it counts
Rush Limbaugh: Warning on Friday Jobless Report: Census Workers to Skew Numbers
Gallup: Underemployment Rises to 20.3% in March

David Brooks: The Ecstasy of Fiscal Policy
Paul Krugman: Financial Reform 101

WaPo: Emissions limits, greater fuel efficiency for cars, light trucks made official
WSJ: Baby Steps to Drive Auto Fuel Savings
NYT: Editorial: New Fuel Economy Standards: Everybody Wins
Human Events: EPA Issues Strict New Auto Standards

Hill: Coastal state Dems mixed on Obama's offshore proposal
Human Events: Obama Plans New Offshore Drilling Ban
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Drilling Plan is Head Fake
Jonah Goldberg: The Same Old Drill

WSJ: EPA Toughens Mining Permits
WaPo: Environmental regulations to curtail mountaintop mining
NYT: E.P.A. to Limit Water Pollution From Mining

Politico: Health care could help climate bill
Hill: Left afraid that energy plan is following healthcare strategy to gain support

NYT: Build America Bonds Will Save $12.3 Billion, Analysis Says

NYT: Moves to Garnish Pay Rise as More Debtors Fall Behind
AP/Wagner: Geithner addresses outrage on bailouts
Politico: Debt disaster dead ahead
Hill: Hoyer: Looming debate over debt more crucial than fight to pass healthcare bill
Hill: Van Hollen: Congress likely to extend Bush-era tax cuts before election

NYT: Court Ruling on Wiretap Is a Challenge for Obama
WSJ: A Defense of Drones (via Google)
Sens. Rockefeller & Snowe: Now Is the Time to Prepare for Cyberwar (via Google)

Politico: McHugh reversal: No DADT change
NYT: Discharges From Service Still Possible, Official Says

NYT: Lawmaker Rebukes Aide Who Left Work on Finance Bill to Be Lobbyist
WSJ: Barney Frank Severs Ties With Ex-Staffer Now Working at ICE (via Google)
WaPo: Barney Frank rebukes House committee staffer who became lobbyist
Hill: Barney Frank directs his staff not to talk to aide-turned-lobbyist

NYT: Ethics Questions Raised for Congressmen Who Stayed at C Street House
Hill: C St. lawmakers hit with ethics complaint

NYT: Editorial: Someone New Is Watching

WSJ: Property, Corporate Taxes Finally Lift State Revenue

Peggy Noonan: The Catholic Church's Catastrophe

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's policy of slapping allies
Pat Buchanan: What War with Iran Means

WaPo: Democrats map out midterm campaign strategy for Obama
WaPo: Those angry about health-care generally concerned about the country's direction

Wash Times: Bondage club, 'nasty girl' are lows of Steele's bad week
Politico: RNC "census" mailer offers phone sex number
Kim Strassel: Michael Steele's Job (via Google)
American Thinker: The Fate of the Republican Party

James Taranto: Do conservatives live in an echo chamber?

John Fund: GE Fondly Recalls Its Own 'Reagan Era'

Human Events: ACORN Playing Rebranding Game

NYT: The TV Watch: Palins Canned American Stories
WaPo: 'Real American Stories': Whatever it is, it's Palin

WSJ: As Peaceful as a Tea Party (via Google)
WaPo: For tea party, midterms present a choice between ideals, pragmatism
Wash Times: Independent voters turn from hopeful to angry
Dan Quayle: Don't let the tea party go Perot

Politico: RGA tops DGA in fundraising

NEW YORK


Buffalo News: Governor calls on state workers to forgo 4 percent raises
Albany TU: Officially, Paterson calls on state workers to tighten belts
Rochester D&C: Gov. David Paterson calls on unions to forgo raises
NYDN: Pay raises for state workers is no April Fool's Day joke for Gov. Paterson
NYDN: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver goes on vacation as state goes kerflooey
Albany TU: Murphy to Paterson: Hey, hurry up on that VLT thing, willya?
NYT: Paterson Pick for Board Lacks Requirement

NYDN: Federal grand jury probes real estate and nonprofit deals for Malcolm Smith, others

Politico: N.Y. GOP denies Weld outreach
NYDN: Bill Weld For Senate?

NY Post: GOP comptroller candidate takes shots at DiNapoli

CQ Politics: Democratic Contender Withdraws From N.Y. Special for Massa's seat

NYT: State Court Limits Scope of Warrants for Searches

NYT: Manhattan Surrogates Court Judge Is Acquitted

CALIFORNIA

Fox: Boxer Facing Toughest Re-Election Battle of Her Career
SacBee: Boxer 'excited' about election challenge

AP/Freking: Gay marriage a Calif. campaign issue

LA Times: Court orders title change for California attorney general candidate

TEXAS


Dallas MN: Leppert noncommital on 2012 Senate run

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Former Florida GOP leader Jim Greer sues party

St. Pete Times: Florida's political opposition to offshore drilling erodes

Wash Times: Health reform a bitter pill for Fla. voters
Ross Douthat: Charlie Crist and the Liberals Who Love Him

CQ Politics: Florida: Ross Raises $160,000 in First Quarter

St. Pete Times: Florida House approves budget plan on party-line vote

GEORGIA

American Thinker: Thurbert Baker, Attorney General for ACORN
AJC: House Republicans pose legal challenge to Senate fix for trauma care
AJC: Jack Kingston: No death panels in an unfinished health care law
Atlanta11: Anti-Obama Billboards Appear on Metro Highways

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Kirk retreats on repeal of health-care bill; Giannoulias says he's waffling

INDIANA

American Spectator: The Brad Ellsworth Test

WISCONSIN

American Thinker: Election Theft Underway in Wisconsin

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Pawlenty 'Friends' Seven Congressional Candidates
Star Tribune: Salons seeing red over Minnesota tanning tax

PENNSYLVANIA

Hill: Specter lays out 'Workers' Bill of Rights' on heels of big labor endorsement

CQ Politics: Pennsylvania: Critz on the Air in Murtha Special

OHIO


Rasmussen: Ohio Governor: Kasich 46% Strickland 45%
Cleveland PD: Strickland and John Kasich figure out strategies, must sell them to voters

Columbus Dispatch: Official OKs ballot measure to fight health-care reform
Columbus Dispatch: Kilroy, Brown cheered for health-care changes

CQ Politics: Ohio: Renacci Airs His First TV Ad

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Ethics probe cites Stupak
Detroit FP: Group probing ethics of Stupak's former residence

Detroit FP: Michigan's gubernatorial candidates clash on health reform as race heats up
Detroit News: Bernero attacks Dillon on health care stance

MISSOURI

AP: House Republicans Want Mo. Suit Over Health Care

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: GOP Takes Aim at Finchers Primary Opponent in Tennessee

KENTUCKY

NYT: The son of Ron Paul talks about why hes running for the Senate

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: Arkansas Senate: Republicans Build Leads Over Lincoln

Politico: Huckabee backs underdog Wallace

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Elliott: Obama heads to North Carolina to talk jobs

American Spectator: Get Rielle

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: Sanford pays record ethics fine

State: S.C. lawmaker faces tax charges

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Senate: Shelby 59%, Barnes 32%

VIRGINIA

Virginian-Pilot: VA GOP targets Webb on health care vote

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. schools protest aid, job cuts in Gov. Chris Christie's budget plan

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Massachusetts Insurance Regulators Reject Most Requests for Higher Rates
Boston Globe: Health care hikes rejected

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Ensign named in new ethics complaint about Washington group house
NYT: Investigation Shows Ensign Appealed to Company

ARIZONA

CQ Politics: Parker Raises $230,000 in Bid to Succeed Shadegg

CQ Politics: Arizona Senate: Hayworth Tops $1 Million for Quarter





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April 1, 2010



NATIONAL

WaPo: Private-sector report shows thousands of jobs lost in March
USA Today: Poll: More blame Obama for poor economy, unemployment

Politico: John Boehner: Drilling decision falls short
Wash Times: Drilling plan opens new areas but halts Alaska sales
WSJ: Energy Firms Hopeful on Obama Plan
NYT: Obama Oil Drilling Plan Draws Critics
NYT: Risk Is Clear in Drilling; Payoff Isnt
NYT: Editorial: Drill, but Not Everywhere
WSJ: Drilling Bits: Less new oil exploration than meets the eye (via Google)
WaPo: Regulator seeks to rein in energy market trading by big Wall Street firms
WaPo: President Obama opens new areas to offshore drilling
Wash Times: Officials fear drilling plan will hurt tourism
Politico: Obama tries triangulation lite
Hill: Pelosi lukewarm on drilling policy
Hill: Obamas drilling proposal sparks battle among Senate Dems
Hill: Obama calls for expanded drilling as new energy policy

Wash Times: Health plan may hobble economy recovery
AP/Zaldivar: Seniors fear hit to Medicare
Ann Coulter: Prescriptions for disaster now covered under ObamaCare
Michelle Malkin: Henry Waxman: The Witch Hunter of Capitol Hill
WSJ: Would the Founders Love ObamaCare?
WSJ: Don Fanucci's Health-Care Lesson (via Google)
Wash Times: Editorial: Robbing Peter to pay Paul's health care
Human Events: GOP Blasts Waxman on Abuse of Power
Human Events: Heritage Foundation Hits Obama Claim
Human Events: Timeline of the Democrats Healthcare Package
Human Events: Obama's Defining Lie
Gary Locke: Taken as a whole, health reform is undeniably pro business and pro jobs
LA Times: Post-healthcare Gallup Poll finds Republicans now leading on congressional ballot

Politico: President Obama's new push meets Capitol Hill resistance

Hill: Obama wants teleworker expansion

WSJ: Geithner Promises More Infrastructure Spending

NYT: Fed Ends Its Purchasing of Mortgage Securities
WSJ: Fed Opens the Books on Bear, AIG Toxic Assets (via Google)
WSJ: The Permanent Mortgage Crisis (via Google)
Hill: Realtors will not seek extension of expiring homebuyer tax credit
Hill: Dodd jabs GOP leaders over financial bill

WSJ: CEOs See Pay Fall Again
WaPo: Administration seeks to change pay incentives at major firms
NYT: Hedge Fund Managers Pay Roared Back Last Year

WaPo: SEC may require more details of wrongdoing to be disclosed in settlements

NYT: Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretaps Were Illegal
AP: NSA eavesdropping was illegal, judge says
Politico: Islamic charity wins suit over wiretapping

WaPo: Travelers with Muslim names find themselves fighting for U.S. visas

NYT: Deadlock Is Ending on Labor Board
WSJ: Cash-Poor Cities Take On Unions (via Google)

NYT: Secretary of the Army Says He Will Not Pursue Dont Ask, Dont Tell Discharges
Hill: Army secretary wont discharge soldiers who privately tell him they're gay
Wash Times: NY Times still pays Obama's nominee to Army post

NYT: Immigrant Groups and R.N.C. Split on Outcome of Meeting

NYT: Furor Grows Over Celebrity Appearances on Palin Show
WaPo: LL Cool J: Fox News 'misrepresenting' Sarah Palin's new show

WSJ: A Constitutional Convention Can Rein in Washington (via Google)



Karl Rove: Where the Tea Partiers Should Go From Here (via Google)
Michael Barone: Tea Partiers Embrace Liberty, Not Big Government



WSJ: Romney, Outsmarted by History
AJC: Romney notes a number of similarities between his health care plan and Obamas
AJC: Mitt Romney and the changing tone of the GOP debate over health care
Gail Collins: Mitt Romney, Liberal Icon

American Spectator: Paul Ryan Wins Dallas



Politico: Palin to RNC: Take me off fundraiser
Politico: RNC cancels Young Eagles events
Politico: RNC: Democrats do it too, sort of
Politico: Tony Perkins urges conservatives to stop giving money to RNC
CNN: Conservative leader tells donors to stop giving to RNC
NYDN: Report: Big donors jumping ship from RNC, Michael Steele over spending
LA Times: Spending questions dog Republican National Committee

Politico: Whom to watch at fundraising filing deadline
Hill: Experts don't expect huge Citizens United fallout in first quarter

Politico: DGA raises $8 million

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Paterson warns of 'massive' state layoffs if pay raises aren't delayed
NYT: Albany Misses Its Deadline on the Budget
Albany TU: Teacher cuts coming in hundreds

Rasmussen: New York Governor: Cuomo Still Posts Big Leads
NY Post: GOP may push Lazio to run for different office

NY Post: Long to give Wilson boost in comptroller bid

NYDN: Paterson aide grilled by Integrity commission about boss' free Yankees tickets

NYDN: Joan Flowers, counsel of state Senate President Malcolm Smith, gets pink slip
Albany TU: IGs office prevails in Senate subpoena challenge



Albany TU: Republicans unite around Gibson
CQ Politics: New York GOP Taps Murphy Challenger

CQ Politics: Talk Grows of Skipping Special Election in New York

WIVB: 46,000 NYers are losing unemployment

NYT: N.Y. Repeat Felon Law Is Found Unconstitutional

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: As Nominations for Governor Appear All but Settled, Race Kicks Off Early (via Google)
George Skelton: Meg Whitman is doing her homework

James Taranto: Please Passover the Bread

SacBee: Critics want to know Palin's fee for CSU Stanislaus event

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Hutchison's decision to stay put scrambles other Texas politicians' plans
Dallas MN: Hutchison reversal: Gov. Rick Perry and Senate wannabees react
NYT: Hutchison Reverses Course, Will Stay in Senate
WSJ: Kay Bailey Hutchison to Stay in Senate (via Google)
AP/Roberts: Hutchison staying put in Senate
Politico: Kay Bailey Hutchison to stay in Senate

Dallas MN: More squawking as Texas 'tab' for health bill grows

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Former Florida GOP leader Jim Greer under criminal probe
St. Pete Times: Ex-RPOF chair Greer under FDLE investigation
Buzz: Here it is: the secret severance offered to Greer
NYT: Inquiry Into Ex-G.O.P. Leader
AP/Farrington: Former Florida GOP chief probed

EJ Dionne: For Charlie Crist, dark days in the Sunshine State primary
CQ Politics: Coburn Endorses Rubio

Wash T: Beach-house bailout: Rich who choose high-risk property should pay to protect it

GEORGIA

AJC: Video opportunities for Thurbert Baker and Nathan Deal

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Health care bills impact on state will be delayed

MINNESOTA

WaPo: Tim Pawlenty rolls out 2010 endorsements

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: Wisconsin: Wall Says He'll Stay In Even If Thompson Runs
CQ Politics: Obey Faces First Competitive Race in Years

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Sestaks $5 Million Question: How to Effectively Hit Specter?

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Poll: OH Dems surge ahead in Senate race, maintain lead in gov contest
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio voters' view of Dems less grim

Hill: Rep. Tim Ryan cancels town hall due to security concerns

MICHIGAN

Politico: Stupak challenger expands campaign
Detroit FP: Granholm: Health reform will make Michigan stronger

MISSOURI

KC Star: New poll: Blunt under 50 percent in GOP primary fight

AP/Zagier: Democrats absent in Missouri's 9th Congressional District race

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Corker: GOP erred on financial reform

KENTUCKY

WSJ: Tea-Party Drive Stirs Kentucky Race (via Google)

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Burr to End Quarter With $5.3 Million on Hand
CQ Politics: Gantt to Endorse Lewis

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Adcox: SC GOP leaders hammer federal health care law

LOUISIANA

Politico: Stormy Daniels to announce plans

ALABAMA

CQ Politics: Alabama: Wayne Parker Endorses Brooks in 5th District

VIRGINIA

WaPo: In Virginia, mixed reaction to decision to allow offshore drilling

NEW JERSEY

Paul Mulshine: Conservatives wonder how NJ AG Paula Dow sided against the Christians

American Thinker: Is a State-Based Recall of a U.S. Senator Constitutional?

CONNECTICUT

American Spectator: No More 'New England Republicans'

ARIZONA

George Will: GOP Senate contest heats up in Arizona
CQ Politics: McCain Raised $2.2 Million in First Quarter

IDAHO

Rasmussen: Idaho Governor: GOPs Otter 60%, Allred 28%
Rasmussen: Idaho Senate: Crapo Starting Strong in Reelection Bid

UTAH

Politico: Lee condemns conservative PAC's 'support'

NORTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: Hoeven Considered A Lock in November

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: Herseth Sandlin Avoids Primary Challenge







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