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December 21, 2010



NATIONAL

Fox: Billy Graham, in Rare Public Appearance, Meets With George W. Bush in North Carolina
Fox: Fans Mob Billy Graham Library for Bush Book-Signing

Fox: NPR's Totenberg Expresses Regret for Using Term 'Christmas Party'
Rush Limbaugh: Nina Totenberg Excuses Herself for Using Term "Christmas Party"
Pat Buchanan: Christian Rout in the Culture War

Hill: Dems reach magic number on arms treaty as GOP support builds
WSJ: Nuclear Pact Adds Backers: Gains More GOP Support but Foes Hold Out for Changes
NYT: Senate Support Builds for Pact on Arms Control
WSJ: New Start's Old Illusions (via Google)
WaPo: Joint Chiefs chairman Mullen urges Senate to ratify arms treaty with Russia
NRO: Editorial: Slow START
American Thinker: Why Obama Surrendered the Missile Shield

Hill: New continuing resolution doesn't fund reform law
WSJ: Funding Deal Snags Health Law
Hill: Senate expected to vote Tuesday on funding measure
Hill: Poll: Most voters think repeal is likely

WaPo: Public servants feel sting of budget rancor
AP/Evans: Conflicting GOP messages on pay cuts
Human Events: GOP Blocks Democrats’ Last-Ditch Spending Spree

WSJ: Senators Plan Debt-Reduction Bill
Hill: Deficit panel's ideas to be resurrected in bipartisan Senate bill
NYT: Budget Director Returns to Job, Armed for Battle
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Embrace Reaganomics and Declare It a Big Win for Obama
Larry David: Thanks for the Tax Cut!

Politico: Mitch McConnell plans power plays against Democrats

Fox: FCC to Vote on Internet Regulation Plan Despite Economic Warnings
WSJ: 'Net Neutrality' Rules Set to Pass
Wash Times: FCC set to OK rules on Internet
WaPo: FCC set to enact new rules affecting Internet access
NYT: F.C.C. Is Set to Regulate Net Access
WSJ: FCC Gets Votes to Pass Net-Neutrality Rules
NRO: FCC Regulators Turn Their Eyes to the Internet
WaPo: OpEd: Hands off tomorrow's Internet
Daily Caller: What happens after we have 'net neutrality?'

NYT: Justice Dept. Is Criticized as Corruption Cases Close

WSJ: EPA Puts Some Greenhouse-Gas Rules on Hold
NYT: Last Potential Barrier to Implementation of EPA Climate Rules Falls
Hill: EPA touts cap-and-trade success
WaPo: Senate passes shark protection bill

NYT: After Dream Act Setback, Eyeing a Sleeping Giant

AP/Espo: Quiet deal on Obama's judge nominees in the Senate

NYT: Death Penalty Down in U.S., Figures Show

Rivkin & Casey: The Wrong Way to Stop Civilian Terror Trials (via Google)
WaPo: Auditors question TSA's use of and spending on technology

Boston Globe: After 4 decades, Harvard opens door to ROTC
WSJ: The Army and the Ivy
James Taranto: Joe Klein, Reporting for Duty
Rush Limbaugh: Bill Clinton's Bigoted "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Finally Repealed
NYT: After Fall of ‘Don’t Ask,’ Pushing for ‘I Do’
NYT: OpEd: Last Ban Standing
Richard Cohen: Marine Corps commandant has to go

Politico: Boehner referees GOP spending fight
Hill: House Republican shuffles Judiciary panel, adds subcommittee on intellectual property
Politico: GOP freshmen-to-be shared wealth

Rush Limbaugh: The Democrats and Values Voters
Rush Limbaugh: No Labels Types Don't Want to be Accurately Described as Liberals
Human Events: No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels

Politico: Redistricting map coming Tuesday
AP/Yen: 2010 census to show slowing US growth, GOP gains
WSJ: Census Data Likely to Help the GOP
Hill: Census data likely to bring more bad news for Democrats on Tuesday
WSJ: Mass., NY could lose more seats in Congress
Weekly Standard: Census Points to Continued Republican Strength

National Journal: Updating Hotline's RNC Chairman's Race Whip Count
National Journal: RNC Candidates United Against Steele
Buffalo News: Cino gains backing of Cox; GOP House members
LoHud: NY GOP Backs Maria Cino For RNC Chair
Daily Caller: John Bolton endorses Ann Wagner in RNC chairman race
CNN: Wagner urges RNC rivals not to back Steele
AP/Elliott: RNC chair candidate proposes ballot measures

John Fund: Elephants Out of the Gate

RCP: Female Vote Could Prove Decisive for Palin
WSJ: On Palin's Reading List, C.S. Lewis
Politico: Sarah Palin aide to work for Arizona congressman

Roll Call: New Hampshire Seeing Mixed Messages on Thune’s 2012 Ambitions

IOWA

LA Times: Republicans take slow and steady approach in Iowa

Des Moines Register: Iowans give Branstad a to-do list
Des Moines Register: GOP's Upmeyer says she's 'tough enough' for new role

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua Telegraph: NH primary seems right around corner
Union Leader: NH Democratic activist gets big party post in New Jersey

SOUTH CAROLINA

American Conservative: Mark Sanford, Victim of a Double-Standard

NEW YORK


NY Law Journal: Court Rejects Challenge to Republican Win of Nassau Senate Seat
NYT: Ruling Means Republicans Will Control N.Y. Senate
AP/Virtanen: Top NY court: No Senate recount; GOP to take power
Albany TU: Johnson recount request denied
Albany TU: Johnson’s concession

NYT: Paterson Fined $62,125 Over World Series Tickets
Albany TU: Paterson fined $62K by CPI
Politico: N.Y. Gov. David Paterson grades himself: B-

NY Post: Commission on Public Integrity dismisses flight case against Bruno supporter

NYT: Years Before Fraud Indictment, City Official Warned About Payroll Project

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Brown to eliminate state Office of Inspector General
SacBee: Gov.-elect Jerry Brown to eliminate stimulus watchdog office

NYT: Homes at Risk, and No Help From Lawyers

TEXAS

Star-Telegram: Texas Republicans expect voter ID bill to pass
Houston Chronicle: Republican challenges Democrat's state House win
AP/Graczyk: Civil rights groups seek review of Texas schools

OKLAHOMA

Human Events: Terror In A Handful Of Pork

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Florida likely to gain clout in House: 1 seat, possibly 2

Miami Herald: Fla. to host GOP presidential debate next October
Roll Call: Florida Hosting Yet Another GOP Presidential Debate

Buzz: Scott's team urges him to consolidate health agencies into mega department
Buzz: Scott asks 6 agency heads, and 400 others, to stay on board for 30-90 days

Roll Call: FEC Files Complaint Against Vern Buchanan

GEORGIA

WXIA: Deal Set to Become Georgia's 82nd Governor
WRCB: Cheokas is 9th Ga. Democrat to switch parties

ALABAMA

Birmingham News: AL Gov. Bob Riley signs seven bills on ethics and campaign finance
Examiner: Republican party majority brings historic reform to Alabama

NYT: Ex-Lobbyist in Alabama Pleads Guilty in Bribery

MISSISSIPPI

Weekly Standard: The Boy from Yazoo City: Haley Barbour, Mississippi’s favorite son
NYT: Discussing Civil Rights Era, a Governor Is Criticized
NYT: Barbour’s Comments Focus Attention on Race
AP/Babington: Barbour defends Miss. school integration account

LOUISIANA

Monroe News Star: Jindal right for acting

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois set to lose congressional seat with new population count

Politico: Burris shuns Chicago mayor's race

INDIANA

WaPo: Pence for governor? Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman bows out
Politico: Pence announcement looms in January
Politico: Skillman not running for governor

AP/Coyne: Outgoing Bayh says public service is in his future

MINNESOTA

CBS: Michele Bachmann for Senate in 2012?
WaPo: Michele Bachmann for Senate?

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Senate deal cuts Butler from federal judgeship vote

AP/Bauer: Doyle's 8 years as Wis. gov marked by bad economy

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Kasich declines Governor's Residence
CPD: OH Senate expected to reject key Strickland appointments, allowing Kasich to pick

MICHIGAN

NYT: Antitrust Suit in Michigan Tests Health Law

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Mo. learning if it'll keep 9 congressional seats

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Haslam names special advisor for legislation

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: Heath Shuler Political Hire Latest Expansion of National Profile

VIRGINIA

WSJ: Virginia Spends to Draw Jobs

Daily Press: Republican wants ban on gays in Va. National Guard

WEST VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Manchin a no-show on key votes
Examiner: Manchin skipped controversial Senate votes to attend Christmas party
Daily Caller: Joe Manchin wimps out on West Virginia
Politico: Manchin stands by skirting votes

PENNSYLVANIA

LDN: Corbett names Kelly Logan to Administration post
Centre Daily Times: Many Corbett transition planners gave to campaign
AP/Jackson: Because of hard times, Corbett aides planning low-key inaugural

Philadelphia Inquirer: Specter prepares his farewell after 30 years in the Senate

NEW JERSEY

Daily Caller: NJ Gov. Chris Christie commutes Aitken's sentence
Central Jersey: NJ Supreme Court appointment causing many issues
APP: Gov. Christie nominates new NJ education commissioner
Cherry Hill CP: N.J. Democrats hire executive director
WaPo: Republicans adore Chris Christie -- on YouTube and off

CONNECTICUT

AP/Haigh: Conn. gov remembered for early days as she retires

MASSACHUSETTS

WaPo: GOP's Brown to back US-Russia treaty

NEVADA

NYT: F.E.C. Rejected Counsel With Its Vote on Senator
Politico: Commissioners ignored John Ensign report
Las Vegas RJ: Lawyers urged deeper inquiry

ARIZONA

E Valley Trib: Brewer wants Congress to repeal ban so AZ can cut 250,000 from Medicaid
Stateline: Next immigration battle to target citizenship birthright

NYT: Editorial: Keep Arizona Elections Clean

UTAH

AP/Vergakis: Heavily Republican Utah expecting 4th House seat

MONTANA

Politico: Tester draws ire of liberals

OREGON

WSJ: Ducking Higher Taxes: Oregon's vanishing millionaires (via Google)

ALASKA

AP/Bohrer: Joe Miller says his court challenge is an 'uphill battle'
Examiner: Joe Miller: Court challenge 'uphill battle'









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December 20, 2010



NATIONAL

WaPo: Senate Republican leader says he'll vote against New START
Wash Times: START loses key GOP support
WSJ: GOP Digs In on Arms Treaty
NYT: Democrats Scramble to Save Votes to Ratify Nuclear Pact
Fox: Republican Amendment to START Accord Fails Senate; Debate Continues

WSJ: Senate Nears Deal on Funding Bill
Fox: McConnell: Short-Term Budget Bill Will Last Into March
Hill: McConnell: Senate to pass government funding into March

NYT: Private Links in Lawmaker’s Trip Abroad

WSJ: Oil Prices Seen as a Threat Again
WSJ: The Wind Subsidy Bubble (via Google)

WSJ: The FCC's Threat to Internet Freedom

WSJ: Ending 'Don't Ask' Will Take Time
NYT: Backing ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal, With Reservations
WaPo: For gay rights, is repeal of 'don't ask' military ban the end or the beginning?
Politico: Timing of 'don't ask' change unclear
NYT: Editorial: At Long Last, Military Honor
WaPo: Editorial: In 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal, a win for fairness and decency

LA Times: Tax deduction for mortgage interest could be on the chopping block
WSJ: Housing Pick Faces Opposition
NYT: Editorial: Borrowers as Prey, Again

Wash Times: Biden: Obama tax deal 'morally troubling'
WaPo: Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal
EJ Dionne: Even progressives need CEOs
American Spectator/Prowler: Of Me I Sing

Hill: McConnell vows to grill vulnerable 2012 Dems on healthcare reform repeal
Hill: Legal fight expected over healthcare reform is only beginning
Human Events: ObamaCare Courtroom Slapdown

NYT: Proposed Amendment Would Enable States to Repeal Federal Law

NYT: Fixing Error, Senate Passes Food Bill Again

Paul Krugman: When Zombies Win

WaPo: NY Rep. King: I'll hold hearings on radical Islam
WaPo: Monitoring America

WaPo: Supreme Court continues to look for elusive rules on death penalty

AP/Babington: Population shift likely to give edge to GOP
Fox: New Census May Complicate Obama 2012 Bid

NRO: The Republican Class War

Wash Times: No dog in RNC hunt, says Barbour

LA Times: Newt Gingrich, serious this time, mulls a bid for president
Spartanburg HJ: Newt Gingrich inspires GOP at Spartanburg banquet

American Thinker: Sarah Palin: Fishing for American Exceptionalism

Politico: Preventing a January primary

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Adcox: Anti-sexting bill up for debate next year in SC

NEW YORK


NY Post: Tax clash looms for Andy & Shel
NYDN: Jeff Klein out, Mike Gianaris in as state Senate Democrats' top political strategist
NYT: Paterson’s Exit Presents Worry With Each Step
NYT: Editorial: A Practical Push for Civil Legal Services

Fox: 9/11 Responders Health Care Bill Appears Close to Passage in Senate
WSJ: 9/11 Health Bill Gets Last Senate Push

CALIFORNIA

George Skelton: Whitman paid a high price for Latino distrust of GOP

LA Times: New redistricting panel takes aim at bizarre political boundaries

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Texas will loom large in new political map

AP/Vertuno: The Senate could be Texas Democrats' 'Alamo'

FLORIDA

Buzz: Census will boost Florida's role in Washington, increase stakes for White House

ILLINOIS

WSJ: Emanuel's Mayoral Campaign Enlists Legal Heavyweights

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota House seat at stake in census

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Poverty up by 10% in most Wisconsin counties

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Do fees fit with anti-tax pledge?

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: 179 and counting: Granholm exits as most merciful MI gov in decades

VIRGINIA

Fox: Cucinnelli: 'Cheap Shot' by Left on Judge Hudson Won't Deter VA Health Care Lawsuit
Wash Times: McDonnell eyes 'finality' in expedited suit

Wash Times: Virginian: Bar gays from National Guard

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: On '60 Minutes,' Gov. Chris Christie says N.J. needs to cut spending

MASSACHUSETTS

American Spectator: Scott Brown's Dilemma

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Nevada counts on fourth House seat

NYT: With Major Bills Passed and a Fifth Term Ahead, Reid Takes a Victory Lap

ARIZONA

Politico: John McCain's new role: GOP agitator





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December 19, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Senate Passes Bill to Lift Military Gay Ban
NYT: Senate Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Wash Times: Senate repeals 'Don't ask, don't tell'
WaPo: 'Don't ask, don't tell' is repealed by Senate; bill awaits Obama's signing
Politico: Eight Republicans back ‘Don’t ask’ repeal
Hill: Burr explains vote-switch on ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’
Weekly Std: Gays in the Military, ROTC back on Campus?
Weekly Std: Columbia President: DADT Repeal "Effectively Ends" Our Problem with ROTC
Dana Milbank: John McCain at his fieriest before 'don't ask, don't tell' vote
Maureen Dowd: A Gay Commander in Chief: Ready or Not?

WSJ: Obama Raises Push for Deal on Arms Pact
NYT: Senate Rejects Amendment Blocking New Start Treaty
WaPo: In letter to Senate, Obama promises that START treaty won't limit missile defense

Wash Times: Senate rejects legalization for illegal immigrant students
WSJ: Dream Act Fails in Senate
WaPo: Defeat of immigration measure reveals failed White House strategy, advocates say
NYT: Immigration Vote Leaves Obama’s Policy in Disarray
Hill: Graham: DREAM Act push damaged wider immigration reform effort

Fox: Obama Signs Three-Day Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

WaPo: TV's future: FCC decisions on Internet access, Comcast-NBC merger approaching

WaPo: With new influence, Issa recasts self as Washington's whistleblower

Ezra Klein: Health-care overhaul's individual mandate makes all the difference

NYT: Editorial: The Tax-Cut Deal

NYT: Justices Offer Receptive Ear to Business Interests

WaPo: Senate panel ban on stock for appointees but not itself seen as double standard

McClatchy: South, West expected to pick up House seats after census

Frank Rich: The Bipartisanship Racket

FrumForum: Maria Cino Receives First Endorsements
Human Events: Gingrich Says Steele Helped Shield GOP from "Racism" Charge

NYT: Editorial: Justice Scalia and the Tea Party
Roll Call: First-Ever Tea Party Presidential Debate Scheduled
Human Events: Job Posting: GOP Presidential Candidate
Human Events: Should Trump Run?
Anchorage DN: Hundreds line up for Palin book signing at Anchorage store

Ted Nugent: Time for a Starting Over Commission

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Biden's holiday push

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa poised to lose congressional clout
Des Moines Register: 3 seek to impeach remaining high court justices

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: Pols eye start gun for NH primary

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Date set for Nevada GOP caucus

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: New congressmen have big plans

NEW YORK


NYT: 9/11 Health Bill Wins Support From G.O.P.
Albany TU: House tax cut package divides New York Democrats
NY Post: Unions rip 'coward' Cuomo over tax cap
Rochester D&C: Gov. David Paterson's mixed legacy

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Redistricting California
SacBee: Jerry Brown buttons up to focus on budget

TEXAS

Dallas MN: In weekly address, Cornyn says voters gave GOP leverage on tax cuts

GEORGIA

AJC: Graham out as Revenue Commissioner

ALABAMA

Montgomery Advertiser: Legislature took historic steps in special session
Gadsden Times: Alabama Republicans eye changing budget process

LOUISIANA

T-P: Louisiana GOP takes first House majority since Reconstruction with latest party switch

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Kirk joins Democrats to end ‘Don’t Ask’

INDIANA

Indy Star: With Bayh out, is Pence in?

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Rep. Kline is ready for chairman's job
Star Tribune: Senate confirms Susan Richard Nelson as federal judge in MN

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Walker spares the neighbors

OHIO


Middletown Journal: Kasich appears ready for a confrontation with unions
Cleveland PD: Editorial: Labor laws in GOP cross hairs

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick 'conducted a thorough enterprise,' says U.S. attorney
Detroit FP: Some who paid to play in Detroit corruption probe won't be charged
Detroit News: Detroit? It's Bing, not Kwame

MISSOURI

News-Leader: 'Fair tax' gains support among state lawmakers

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: GOP lawmakers want more disclosure of business deals

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Perdue pushes legislative changes, GOP seeks budget cuts

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Will Webb run again? Decision to come in early 2011

WEST VIRGINIA

Hill: GOP slams new Dem senator who skipped votes to attend Christmas party

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Corbett transition committees
Philadelphia Inquirer: Hershey Trust probe pits Corbett vs. ally
Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: Here's one to privatize Pa. liquor stores

NEW JERSEY

WSJ: Cory Booker Needs a Second Act (via Google)

CONNECTICUT

Day: Editorial: Rell restored honor to governor's office

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOP plans conference to get early start on training

ARIZONA

Ariz Republic: Deep budget cuts are inevitable as Legislature struggles to erase shortfall
Arizona Republic: State budget trouble brewing for years
NYT: Transplants Cut, Arizona Is Challenged by Survivors

COLORADO

Denver Post: Former Michigan congressional candidate to run for Colorado GOP chair

WASHINGTON STATE

McClatchy: Washington state to get another seat in House - maybe

ALASKA

NYT: Fight Over Senate Seat Reaches Alaska Supreme Court
Anchorage DN: Miller flails with money raised by Jim DeMint





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December 18, 2010



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Obama signs massive tax-cut bill, hails compromise with Republicans
Fox: Obama Signs Tax Cut Bill, Partisan Debate Rages On
Fox: Despite Tax Deal, Battle Over Estate Tax Likely to Continue
WSJ: Package Adds Fuel to Fights Over Spending, Tax Policy
NYT: With New Tax Bill, a Turning Point for the President
WaPo: Obama signs bill to extend Bush-era tax cuts for two more years
WaPo: For President Obama, signing tax-cut bill makes for a good day after a bad election
WaPo: Liberals still seething after passage of tax-cut deal
WaPo: Obama reaches out to black leaders, says tax-cut deal good for African Americans
Hill: Cornyn: Voters blocked Obama’s ‘pandering’ to ‘left-wing base’ on taxes
Hill: House Republicans voting against tax package might have eye on 2012 races
WaPo: What the tax extension means for you
Rush Limbaugh: Dick Durbin Admits That Tax Increases Damage the Economy
Kathleen Parker: In Washington, newspeak on deficits, debt and the financial crisis
Larry Kudlow: Reaganomics 2.0 in the Driver’s Seat

Hill: House funds government for three days, forcing return of lawmakers next week
Fox: Congress Weighs Short-Term Budget Fix to Avert Government Shutdown
WSJ: Budget Brawl Looms in Congress
NYT: A Budget Battle Looms Next Year
Politico: Democrats concede budget fight to Republicans
Fox: House Approves Defense Spending Bill That Bans Gitmo Detainee Transfers
John Fund: Death of a Spending Bill
Rush Limbaugh: Comeback Kid? Don't Buy It, Folks! Obama Wanted That Omnibus Bill

WSJ: Governors, GOP Successors Clash on Pay Deals

James Taranto: Stealth Socialism: An ObamaCare revelation in a Florida courtroom

NYT: Latino Leaders Press Senators on Immigration Bill
Hill: Gutierrez: Senate filibuster will likely kill DREAM Act legislation
Hill: "Compassion?" Only in Your DREAMs

NYT: Judge Says Case Against Immigration Officials in New Haven Raids Can Proceed
Wikipedia: Judge Stefan R. Underhill Bio

NYT: Ex-Detainee Wants Judge to Dismiss Conviction on Single Count in Bombings

WaPo: Senate GOP's concerns on nuclear treaty could indicate a close vote
Politico: Republicans threaten to derail START
Human Events: New START: Block Eleventh-Hour Ratification
NYT: Fate of Arms Treaty Tied to Policy on Gays
Hill: McConnell uncertain GOP can block New START, 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Fox: Senate Nears Repeal of Military Ban on Gays
WaPo: Activists anticipate successful Senate vote to end "don't ask, don't tell"
WaPo: Obama mobilizes volunteers to urge repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
Politico: Momentum builds in Senate for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal
American Thinker: The Courage of Marine Corps Leadership on DADT
NYT: Editorial: Games vs. Governing
WaPo: Editorial: Unfinished business in Congress

WaPo: Lame-duck sessions supposed to be a thing of the past, historians say

WSJ: BP Oil on Gulf Floor Draws Concern

NYT: White House Issues Long-Delayed Science Guidelines
Hill: White House official orders no 'political interference' in 'scientific processes'

WaPo: TV's future: FCC decisions on Internet access, Comcast-NBC merger approaching

NYT: Unease Grows About Future of Financing for Pell Grants

NYT: Economic Boom in Washington Leaves Gaping Income Disparities
WSJ: Resource-Rich States Surge

NYT: Boehner Names Intelligence Panel Members
Hill: Issa, House GOP create new oversight sub-panels for TARP, stimulus
Hill: Boehner: No earmarks next year

Roll Call: RNC Hopeful Cino Gave Most to Candidates
Politico: Duncan not running for RNC chair

Fox: Palin Says She Couldn't Get Away With Crying Like Boehner
Rush Limbaugh: Palin vs. Pelosi and Jackson Lee
Politico: John Bolton eyes 2012 presidential run
Gail Collins: The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas
Charles Blow: Whose Party Is It?
Rush Limbaugh: This Won't Work for Obama in 2012
Rush Limbaugh: Clinton Was Committed to Clinton, Obama Committed to a Movement
Rush Limbaugh: Will We See Democrat Defections?

George Will: The political fantasyland of the 'No Labels' movement

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: S.C. to host GOP presidential debate
AP/Davenport: Haley: consolidate Cabinet agencies

NEW YORK


NYT: Laid-Off OTB Employees Face the Future Apprehensively

CALIFORNIA

C&E: California Influencers Web Links
SacBee: California jobless rate stuck at 12.4%

OKLAHOMA

Hill: Republicans rip the Fed after examiner tells Okla. bank to hide religious items

FLORIDA

SPT: Lacking any hires & facing criticism, Gov.-elect Scott asks Crist team to stay on longer

GEORGIA

AJC: In debate over deficit, Sen. Chambliss taking a lead role

LOUISIANA

AP: Rep. Ellington's switch hands La. House to GOP

MINNESOTA

Politico: Bachmann lands slot on Intel panel

WISCONSIN

Roll Call: Poll: Paul Ryan Leads GOP Field for Wisconsin Senate
Milwaukee JS: Walker faces gaping holes - in cabinet

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Feds track Kilpatrick, Ferguson cash trail
Detroit FP: Gov. elect Snyder names Department of Community Health director

ARKANSAS

Human Events: The New Switcheroo

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Why Virginia should keep its Freedom of Information Advisory Council

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Christie Picks Klein Ally for New Jersey Schools

CONNECTICUT

Roll Call: Lieberman Leaves Open Possibility He’d Run as Republican

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: State joins US push on illegal immigrants

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Few details revealed about 2011 Nevada budget

ARIZONA

Politico: Jon Kyl's 2012 plans add uncertainty
Politico: Arizona swings away from Democrats

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Miller states his case to Alaska Supreme Court







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December 17, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Congress Passes Tax Deal
WaPo: Congress passes extension of Bush-era tax cuts
Wash Times: House approves tax-cut compromise bill
WSJ: Tax Deal Is Template for Obama Course Correction
NYT: Congress Sends $801 Billion Tax Cut Bill to Obama
NYT: Tax Deal Hits Procedural Snag in the House
WSJ: Many Winners, a Few Losers
WSJ: Unemployment Extension Won’t Help 99ers
Rush Limbaugh: The Case Against Extending Jobless Benefits for 13 Months

Wash Times: Angry Reid pulls $1.1T omnibus spending bill
Fox: Reid Pulls Controversial $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill in Favor of Short-Term Budget Fix
WaPo: Senate Democrats give up on earmark-laden spending bill
WSJ: Spending Bill Withdrawn in Senate
NYT: Reid Gives Up on Spending Bill
NRO: The Omnibus Falls
Weekly Standard: Republicans Kill the Omnibus Spending Bill
Rush Limbaugh: Leave Washington, You Creeps!
Kim Strassel: Republicans Kick the Spending Dope

WaPo: Florida judge weighs health-care challenge by states
WSJ: Judge Leery of Health Mandate
NYT: Judge Hints He May Rule Against Health Law
NYT: OpEd: Can Congress Force You to Be Healthy?
VA AG Ken Cuccinelli: Time for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the health-care law
Scott Rassmussen: How A Health Care Defeat Might Help Obama's Reelection Chances
Rich Lowry: The Tax That Wasn’t

Wash Times: New START waits as senators bicker over time

NYT: Bid to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask’ Law Draws Support in Senate

NYT: When Even Allies Seem Like Adversaries

NYT: Presidential Bioethics Panel Gives a Green Light to Research in Synthetic Biology

WSJ: Jobs and Housing Markets Perk Up
WSJ: Geithner Defends TARP, Sees Progress
WSJ: Our Dickensian Economy (via Google)

NYT: Fed Proposes Rules to Cut Debit Card Fees
WaPo: Fed proposes lower store fees on debit purchases
NYT: Ron Paul Appears Poised to Irk the Fed Chief

NYT: Smith Lands Top Spot on Armed Services Committee

WaPo: Sen. Hutchison moves to block funds for FCC on net neutrality rules
WaPo: Editorial: The FCC's proposal for Internet competition still has a few bugs

WSJ: Arrests in Insider Probe

WaPo: Ethics probe of Rep. Waters derailed by infighting, sources say

NYT: Financial Bailout May Cost Less Than Thought
Paul Krugman: Wall Street Whitewash

Wash Times: Hill wrestles with response to WikiLeaks
WSJ: Founder of WikiLeaks Freed on Bail in U.K.

NYT: Muslim ‘Radicalization’ Is Focus of Planned Inquiry

Pat Buchanan: Is This Our America Anymore?
Michelle Malkin: America, The Crab Bucket

NYT: Editorial: Round Up the Usual Prospects

NYT: Editorial: Small Steps on Global Warming
WSJ: Battle Over Gas-Tainted Well Water
WSJ: U.S. Weighs Curbs on Biocrops
WSJ: U.S. Identifies Best Places for Solar Projects
WSJ: Fox Gets Gored?

Sandra Day O'Connor & Maria Shriver: Defeating Alzheimer's in 10 years

Politico: Senate confirms judicial nominees

WSJ: U.S. Seeks Web Privacy 'Bill of Rights'

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Approval Hits New Low
Charles Krauthammer: The new comeback kid
Michael Gerson: When it comes to politics, Obama's ego keeps getting in the way
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Stakes His Presidency on the Policies of George W. Bush
David Brooks: Bigger Is Easier
Rush Limbaugh: NPR Analyzes the Word "No"
Rush Limbaugh: Bitter RINOs Participate in the Democrat Hijacking of the Country

Colorado Indep: Wadhams backing Anuzis in RNC chairman race

Wash Times: The coming Republican civil war

Roll Call: NRSC Completes Senior Staff

Politico: Spring start looms for 2012 race
Roll Call: Women Saying ‘No’ to Palin?
Politico: Mike Huckabee denies backing cap and trade
Human Events: De Pasquale’s Dozen: Senator John Thune
C&E: No Labels: Bloomberg's Ticket to the White House?

NYT: Patrick Kennedy Packs Up 63 Years of Family History

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa GOP, Fox co-sponsor debate
Roll Call: Iowa GOP Sets Presidential Straw Poll for August 2011
Politico: Fox News, Iowa's Republican Party announce August debate

NEW YORK


NYT: Cuomo’s Inauguration Expected to Be Low Key
Albany TU: An inauguration to fit the times
Albany TU: Cuomo’s stark inauguration, then right to work
NYDN: Cuomo set for small, politician free inauguration next month

Long Island Press: Court Rejects Johnson’s Vote Challenge
WSJ: NY midlevel court rejects Senate vote challenge

Rochester D&C: Thomas Richards readies for Rochester mayoral run

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California air regulators approve carbon-trading plan
WSJ: California Adopts Cap And Trade

FLORIDA

Buzz: Scott to keep some agency heads for up to three months

GEORGIA

AJC: State lawmakers clash over immigration as study panel meets for third time
AJC: Democrats, Republicans split on approaches to illegal immigration

ALABAMA

WSJ: Alabama Stiffens Its Ethics Rules

ILLINOIS

NYT: Making the Case on Rahm Emanuel’s Residency
Hill: Emanuel awaits board's decision on residency challenge in mayor's race

WSJ: Second City Showdown Over Pensions

INDIANA

Madison Courier: Kellems wants to be state GOP chair
CNN: Daniels will decide on presidential bid before May

MINNESOTA

KTTC: GOP-led Minn. Senate has say on Dayton cabinet

WISCONSIN

AP/Richmond: Wis. unions brace for contract fight with incoming Republican governor

OHIO


Clev PD: Kasich introduces new public safety director, declares end to political meddling
Dayton DN: Poll: Sen. Brown could face tough 2012 challenge

MICHIGAN

Crain's: Michigan Gov.-elect Snyder names director of external affairs

Detroit News: Kilpatrick deals entangle big-name Metro contractors
Detroit FP: Lawyers on the public's dime

MISSOURI

St. Louis Beacon: From House to Senate, Blunt prepares for the Big Leap
PoliticMO: MOGOP: McCaskill “masquerading as a fiscal moderate”
KC Star: Missouri governor confirms he will seek re-election

TENNESSEE

Memphis CA: Tennessee House Democrats pick Ripley's Fitzhugh to lead them
Memphis Flyer: Depleted Democratic Corps in Legislature Looks West for Leaders

KENTUCKY

Guardian UK: Rand Paul, maverick in the making
AP/Alford: McConnell exalts Bunning's 'truly remarkable life'
WSJ: Rebuilding Noah's Ark, Tax-Free

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News: Darr announces lieutenant governor’s staff

NORTH CAROLINA

Bloomberg: NC's Hagan among few who voted against tax bill

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginia governor addresses pension system
WaPo: Cuccinelli has not ruled out gubernatorial run in 2013

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Pa. voters approve of Casey's work; back Obama's tax deal
Roll Call: Casey's Job Approval Sinks, but He Is Polling Well for 2012
Human Events: Obama's PA Ally Casey Vulnerable In 2012

NEW JERSEY

Daily Record: NJ Gov. Christie: DeCroce's unemployment remark 'ill-advised'
NYT: Second Acquittal in New Jersey Corruption Sting

CONNECTICUT

National Journal: Rob Simmons: NRSC Enamored With Self-Funders

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Brown to back stand-alone repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
Politico: 2012 race off to early start in Massachusetts

NEVADA

Politico: Nevada GOP sets '12 caucus date
Las Vegas Sun: Reid seeks $225M in NV earmarks in spending bill

COLORADO

Coloradoan: Colorado legislative leaders trying new approach on redistricting

OREGON

Politico: Walden uses Morse code to announce chairmanship

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Ruling on Senate race may be today
RCP: Murkowski Camp Expects Vote Certification by Christmas













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December 16, 2010



NATIONAL

Fox: Government May Shut Down Amid Standoff on Pork-Filled Spending Bill
DC: Shutdown Showdown: Congress needs to agree to fund govt by Saturday
Rush Limbaugh: Shut Down the Lame Duck, GOP!
WSJ: Spending Bill Tests GOP Resolve
Politico: Leaders pile up $2 billion in earmarks
NYT: Votes to Ban Pet Projects Did Not Deter Requests
WaPo: Republican senators say they'll vote against their own earmarks
Hill: Senate GOP leaders take heat over millions of dollars in earmarks
WSJ: The 111th Congress's Final Insult
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Flip America the Finger with Pork-Filled Clusterbus Budget
Hill: Armed Services leaders agree to compromise 2011 defense bill
Gallup: Congress' Job Approval Rating Worst in Gallup History
Weekly Standard: Congressional Job Approval: Down To Family and Friends
Karl Rove: Obama: From Post-Partisan to Most Partisan

Fox: Tax Bill Passes Senate, Hits Hurdle in the House
Fox: Tax Cuts Package Heads for High Stakes Vote in House
Politico: House Democrats resigned to tax bill's passage
WaPo: Senate overwhelmingly approves tax-cut deal
Wash Times: Senate approves Obama-GOP tax-cut deal
WSJ: Tax Deal Steams Closer to Approval
NYT: Democrats Yield as Senate Passes Tax Package
Hill: Liberals to take last stab at estate tax rate before Thursday vote
Hill: Obama tells lawmakers not passing tax deal could end presidency, Dem says
Human Events: Republicans Save President's Goose By Saving Bush Tax Cuts
Human Events: Conservatives Opposition To Tax Cut Compromise
Rush Limbaugh: Rush Limbaugh Leads Opposition to "Obama's Tax Cut Compromise"
Rush Limbaugh: Fear Paralyzes the Republicans; Reid and Pelosi Terrorize the Town
WSJ: Pay Won't Reflect Tax-Code Changes For Several Weeks
Dan Henninger: What Are Taxes For? (via Goole)
Rush Limbaugh: Monologue on Morality and Taxes

WaPo: Crisis panel's GOP members blame recession on housing policy
WSJ: Homeowner Perks Under Fire
WaPo: Editorial: A questionable plan to aid underwater homeowners

Fox: Courts May Not Get Last Word in Health Care Fight
NYT: Health Suits Stir Concerns on Court Partisanship
SPT: McCollum's lawsuit against Obamacare raises legitimate questions
Jim Taranto: Holder's legal analysis doesn't go much deeper than "Failure is not an option"
Politico: Enforcement and the health care law
Politico: New day in court for health reform
Hill: White House to hold private meetings with Medicare head on healthcare law
American Spectator: A Tax with Teeth and Clause
American Thinker: The ObamaCare Ruling Time Bomb
Weekly Standard: Sebelius & Holder Admit that Obamacare is About Coercion

NYT: With Alzheimer’s Patients Growing in Number, Congress Endorses a National Plan

Wash Times: Senate votes to begin debate on START
Hill: START treaty advances to debate; ratification remains uncertain
WSJ: Arms Treaty Clears a Hurdle in Senate
NYT: Arms Pact Passes One Test as Senate Acts to Debate It
WaPo: Senate agrees to open talks on new arms treaty with Russia
Politico: Jim DeMint backs down on demand to read START
Rush Limbaugh: The Purpose of the START Treaty
Andrew McCarthy: The Transies and the Treaty

NYT: U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks
Ann Coulter: Like A Condom, The First Amendment Can't Always Protect You
Hill: Ralph Nader a witness for Judiciary Committee's WikiLeaks hearing

Fox: House Votes to Overturn Military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy
NYT: House Votes to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
WaPo: House votes again to end 'don't ask, don't tell'
Wash Times: 'Don't ask' bill OK'd by House, sent to Senate
WaPo: DADT repeal: Over to the Senate

WSJ: Obama Pushes CEOs on Job Creation
NYT: Obama Tries Charm Offensive on Group of Top Executives
WaPo: Obama reaches out to business community in meeting with 20 CEOs

WaPo: BP, 8 other firms sued by Justice Dept. over gulf oil spill
Wash Times: U.S. sues BP, 8 others for roles in devastating oil spill in Gulf
NYT: U.S. Sues Companies for Spill Damages
NYT: OpEd: A Green Detroit? No, a Guzzling One
WaPo: Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network's slant on climate change
Hill: Gore slams Fox over ‘false’ climate info

NYT: U.S. Bioethics Commission Gives Green Light to Synthetic Biology
WaPo: Presidential commission urges caution on 'synthetic biology'

NYT: OpEd: Get the Lead Out of Hunting

Wash Times: Anti-illegals activist to target voter fraud

Wash Times: Changes on Hill bode ill for trial lawyers

George Will: Could there be a Tet Offensive in Afghanistan?
Fox: Jury Convicts Army 'Birther' Who Refused Deployment to Afghanistan

Detroit News: Feds up the charges against suspected 'underwear bomber'

NYT: U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable (Nuclear war)

Fred Barnes: The GOP Charge Up Capitol Hill
NRO: The Whip Dude (Kevin McCarthy)
WaPo: Michigan's Mike Rogers to chair House Intelligence Committee
Politico: Rogers eyes long-time perk for senior Approps members
Politico: Tea Party leader slams John Boehner for Michele Bachmann snub
John Fund: Dissing the Blue Dogs
DC: A former Delay aide finds himself in limbo
NYT: The Tears of John Boehner
Gail Collins: The Crying Game
Politico: 3 Dems vying for Armed Services

Politico: Blake Chisam, House ethics staff director, to step down
Hill: House ethics chief counsel has resigned

Politico: Norm Coleman won't run for RNC chairman
Roll Call: Coleman Won’t Run but Not Endorsing Steele, Either
State: Dawson won’t seek GOP post

EJ Dionne: Where the 'No Labels' movement falls short

WSJ: Poll Supports Shift to Center
Daily Caller: GOP presidential candidates pick up 'Party of No' banner
Politico: Obama vulnerable in 2012



Politico: Sarah Palin goes lamestream
Anchorage DN: Actor Jon Voight talks Sarah Palin while filming in Alaska (video)
American Thinker: Why Do They Hate Sarah So Much?
NRO: Unelectable?

IOWA

Iowa State Daily: Branstad appoints 2010 Iowa Republican candidates
RCP: Energy Could Boost Thune in Iowa
Des Moines Register: Santorum visits Iowa, says tax bill is flawed

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston Globe: NH media plan GOP debate for '12 primary
Hill: Another New Hampshire presidential primary debate announced

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Graham, DeMint split on tax-cut vote
Politico: DeMint: Votes 'sacrilegious'

NEW YORK


NYT: Espada and Son Plead Not Guilty to Embezzling From Health Network
Albany TU: Espada accused of scam at clinic

Albany TU: Paterson: Wish I’d had one of those transition teams
Albany TU: Paterson: Maybe some workers will get jobs back
Rochester D&C: Gov. David Paterson revisits bumpy road

NY Post: State considers new horse racing future after OTB

NY Post: Disgraced GOP big John Haggerty claims prosecutors contacted his wife

WSJ: The Madness of New York (shale gas) (via Google)

NYT: Charges of Fraud in City’s Effort to Overhaul Payroll

CALIFORNIA


San Diego UT: California GOP at the crossroads
SacBee: Redistricting commission selects its last six members
LA Times: Redistricting panel set amid debate over expertise
LA Times: Gov.-elect Brown's banker sister moving to avoid possible conflict
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Calif. parents reclaim a failing school - and make history
SacBee: Republican power grap resurrected
NRO: Two Californias

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas Sen. John Cornyn at odds with spending bill because of earmarks
Austin Chronicle: The GOP's New Crowded House
Dallas MN: Joe Straus says he'll be back as Texas House speaker

OKLAHOMA

NewsOK: Oklahoma projects are part of massive Senate spending bill

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Florida's GOP may replace early presidential primary with straw poll
Sunshine News: Bill Nelson Tone Deaf on Earmarks

GEORGIA

AJC: Deal: State government workforce too big
AJC: Georgia’s unemployment rate jumps to 10.1 percent

ALABAMA

AP/Rawls: Alabama governor gets all 7 ethics bills

LOUISIANA

Advocate: Landrieu and Vitter back tax plan

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: What's in Emanuel's basement?
NYT: At Issue in Emanuel Hearing: Boxes in Basement
NYT: Emanuel Gets a Grilling by Chicagoans Who Think He’s Not Chicagoan Enough
Chicago Sun-Times: Emanuel’s tenant says she never saw mayoral hopeful’s belongings
Chicago Sun-Times: Mayoral candidates grade schools very low

INDIANA

Indy Star: Field for state Republican Party leader suddenly is 'wide open'
Courier Press: State GOP losing key leadership

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Bachmann, Ellison personify wide political divide
Politico: "Bachmann's paranoia" about 2012

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Labor contracts stall in state Senate

OHIO


Roll Call: Pollster Finds Sherrod Brown in ‘Trouble’ in 2012

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick, dad charged in City Hall racketeering case
Detroit FP: Feds: Ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, pals took millions
NYT: Kilpatrick Indicted in Criminal Ring

Detroit FP: Rep. Rogers to chair House intelligence committee

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Gov. McDonnell's transportation plans amount to a whimper

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Harrisburg Enters Pennsylvania's Distressed-Cities Program

NEW JERSEY

C&E: SCOTUS May Have to Decide on Senator Recall Effort
NYT: Editorial: The Politicization of a Respected Court
NY Post: NJ Gov. comes out in support of Obama tax deal

CONNECTICUT

Hill: Lieberman to sit down with new Dem Senate campaign chief at her request
Albany TU: The battle between Lamont and Sen. Joe Lieberman

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Mass. has $213m stake in earmark fight
Boston Globe: Probation inquiry shifts to Legislature

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Study calculates high cost of changing Public Employees Retirement System
Las Vegas RJ: More budget cuts coming, Assembly leader warns Las Vegas officials

ARIZONA

Hill: Napolitano to Arizona in wake of Border Patrol agent's killing

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Parnell focuses on resource development in budget





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December 15, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Tax Deal Is Shaping 2012 GOP Campaign
WSJ: Democrats' Opposition Fades as Tax Vote Nears
NYT: Right Flank Puts Pressure on G.O.P. on Tax-Cut Bill
Boston Globe: Romney's opportunistic position on the tax compromise
Hill: Pence will vote against tax cut deal
Politico: 2012 hopefuls challenged by tax deal
Hill: For House Democrats, fight over tax cuts is now about saving face
Hill: Thune: 'Easy' and 'expedient' to criticize negotiated tax deal
WSJ: Issa Criticizes Uncertainty in Tax System
WSJ: GOP Set to Issue Own Fiscal Report
Rush Limbaugh: Obama: Unemployment Benefits are "Biggest Boost" to Economy
Dick Morris: To Obama: Wimps don’t win

NYT: Senate Democrats Introduce Spending Bill
Fox: Revolt: Republicans Angry About Omnibus Spending Bill Decry 'Total Mess'
WaPo: Senate spending bill contains thousands of earmarks
Politico: Omnibus includes $8B in earmarks
Politico: Democrats' budget bill: $1.1 trillion; 1,900 pages
WSJ: Harry Reid's Holiday Jam: What he wants to pass while you're not paying attention
Human Events: The Senate's Earmark-bus Spending Bill
WSJ: Senate Aims to Boost Funding for Financial Regulators
Wash Times: Senate's agenda grows as time ticks
Wash Times: Reid threatens to keep Congress into next year

WWSJ: U.S. to Appeal Health Ruling
NYT: Opposition to Health Law Is Steeped in Tradition
NYT: Ruling Has Some Mulling the Necessity of Mandating Insurance
Wash Times: Cuccinelli savors health care win
American Thinker: Cuccinelli's Other ObamaCare Victory
James Taranto: Why the case for ObamaCare may be weaker than you think
John Fund: Dems Sweat ObamaCare Ruling
Rush Limbaugh: Battle Over Obamacare Repeal is Essentially a Debate About Liberty
Newt Gingrich: An Enormous Victory For Liberty

NYT: G.O.P. Panelists Dissent on Cause of Financial Crisis

WaPo: Fed policy on buying Treasury bonds stays on track

Wash Times: Democrats resist estate-tax provisions
WaPo: House Democrats consider amendments to estate tax
NYT: OpEd: Give Up on the Estate Tax
Rep. Chris Van Hollen: First, fix the estate tax giveaway

WaPo: Senate decides to take up START treaty
Wash Times: START treaty debate looms
Politico: Democrats still optimistic about START

NYT: The Hottest Race Around: G.O.P. Leadership Fight
Human Events: Does Steele Have Strength to Hold RNC Chair?
WSJ: Steele Is Knocked on Fund Raising
Roll Call: Senators Hesitant, Steeling for RNC Battle
Politico: Michael Steele's move stuns GOP donors
Politico: Michael Steele's stumbles: A catalog
CSM: Michael Steele: top 10 gaffes as RNC chair
NRO: Editorial: Anybody but Steele

USA Today: New polls spot early trends in 2012 Senate races
WaPo: Washington Post-ABC poll: Public is not yet sold on GOP

SJ: Obama to Discuss Jobs, Economy With CEOs.
NYT: Executives Look for Place on the Obama Team

Fouad Ajami: Richard Holbrooke: Kennedy Democrat (via Google)

WaPo: Marine general suggests repeal of 'don't ask' could result in casualties
WaPo: House to vote Wednesday on new 'don't ask, don't tell' bill
NYT: House Leader in New Bid to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask’
Human Events: New Congress' 'Don't Ask' Options

WaPo: NRA-led gun lobby wields powerful influence over ATF, U.S. politics

Wash Times: WikiLeaks founder's bail issued, revoked

NYT: U.S. Called Vulnerable to Rare Earth Shortages

Hill: The Top 10 lobbying victories of 2010

Columbus Dispatch: Moderates gather under No Labels
NRO: No Labels, No Debate
Rush Limbaugh: The No Labels Liberals are Just a Bunch of Anti-Conservatives

Politico: Guy Harrison returns to NRCC
Roll Call: NRCC Changes Up Staff to Prep for 2012

Politico: Obama plans 2011 staff makeover

Fred Barnes: The Obama Team’s Other Lost Election

Dana Milbank: Forget Tea Party rhetoric - pork barrel politics is back

Chicago Tribune: Why John Boehner cries
Ruth Marcus: Cry, Boehner, cry

Hill: Palin stresses her electability as a reason to run for president in 2012
Politico: Poll: D.C. elites down on Sarah Palin
American Spectator: Kennedy Catholicism and Palin
Sunshine News: Presidential Derby
Buzz: Huckabee: Jeb should run for president

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa RNC delegation split in chairmanship race
Des Moines Register: Steve King for president in 2012 (video)?
Des Moines Register: 3 lawyers' suit says judicial retention vote was illegal

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Roll Call: Mark Your Calendar: First New Hampshire Presidential Debate Set

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Haley team expands

NEW YORK


NYT: Espada Is Charged With Stealing From a Health Network He Controlled
Albany TU: Feds: Embezzled funds paid for ghostwriter, pony rides
NY Post: Espada brazenly touts his accomplishments in a report

Roll Call: Rangel Hints He’ll Retire in 2012

Albany TU: 2010 election results: U.S. Senate (two-year)
Albany TU: 2010 election results: state Comptroller
Albany TU: 2010 election results: Attorney General

Rochester D&C: Rochester City Council approves special election for mayor

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Brown wants to fast-track budget agreement within 60 days

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Two Democrats' defections give Republicans supermajority in Texas House
Victoria Advocate: Switches give Texas GOP critical 100-seat majority

OKLAHOMA

NewsOK: Oklahoma at back of line for earmark goodies

FLORIDA

Politico: Can George LeMieux escape Charlie Crist's orbit?
Sunshine News: Mark Foley Passes on Running for Mayor of West Palm Beach
SPT: Florida's estimated budget shortfall grows to $3.5 billion

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia GOP House members land plum assignments in next Congress
Macon Telegraph: State representative Epps leaves Democrats to join GOP
AJC: Panel likely to recommend charging sales tax on more goods and services

ALABAMA

AP: Ala. Legislature nears historic shift in ethics

LOUISIANA

Times-Picayune: State Rep. Fred Mills switches to Republican Party

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Emanuel takes early lead in race for Chicago mayor
WSJ: Emanuel Defends Himself
Chicago Tribune: Emanuel keeps cool during 11 hours of residency questions
Chicago Sun-Times: Rahm Emanuel on the hot seat

Geneva Sun: Auroran named state GOP co-chair

Chicago Tribune: Springfield mayor found dead in home
WSJ: Beleaguered Illinois Mayor Found Dead at Home

INDIANA

South Bend Trib: Is governor's race in cards for Donnelly?

MINNESOTA



Roll Call: Bachmann Leads Potential Senate Field in Minnesota
Salon: What's Michele Bachmann up to?
Politico: Antonin Scalia to address Michele Bachmann’s group

WISCONSIN

Roll Call: Poll Finds Kohl Safe, but GOP Warns Finding Is Premature

Milwaukee JS: Republican Paul Ryan defends tax deal from conservative critics
American Spectator: The New Big Picture with Paul Ryan

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: GOP points state budget scalpel at Medicaid

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: How Granholm handled economic woes clouds legacy
Detroit News: Federal corruption charges likely to target Kilpatricks

MISSOURI

News-Leader: McCaskill, Bond back extension of tax cuts

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Bredesen pushes for orderly transition to Haslam

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Polls buoy Allen in prospects for Senate rematch
WaPo: Virginia Gov. McDonnell not shy about spending on job creation

NEW JERSEY

Politico: The Runyans: D.C. rookies
AP: NJ Republican leader: Reduce unemployment benefits

CONNECTICUT

Newsweek: Linda McMahon's Quixotic Lingering in the Connecticut Senate Arena

MASSACHUSETTS

Hill: Dems target Sen. Brown
Boston Globe: Patrick asks state to cut even more

NEVADA

Fox: Sharron Angle Forms New PAC Targeting Obama

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Hatch: Does Chaffetz want tax hikes?

ARIZONA

AP: Ariz. eyes health care program for new budget cuts

ALASKA

AP/Bohrer: Judge says state can certify Senate election







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