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February 28, 2010


WaPo: Obama ready to move forward on health-care reform
WaPo: Expecting final push on health-care reform, interest groups rally for big finish
NYT: Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote
Hill: Coburn warns against majority-vote tactic in weekly Republican address
Hill: White House summit allows Dems to hit reset button on health reform
NYT: The Saturday Word: Revisiting Health Care
NYT: The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care
Chicago ST: Durbin: Health care could pass in 'matter of weeks'
David Broder: On health care, the Republicans poll advantage
Ross Douthat: Six Hours of Hot Air!
Dan Balz: The political divide over the health-care debate
Mark Steyn: When Responsibility Doesnt Pay

WSJ: Climate Panel to Appoint Committee to Review Its Procedures
WaPo: Climate change panel seeks outside review on reports
Hill: Enviros: Energy-only plan doesnt cut it
Wash Times: Editorial: Skating on thin ice for climate change
WaPo: Editorial: A natural choice: Natural Gas
Al Gore: We Cant Wish Away Climate Change
Don Surber: Al Gore climbs out of his igloo
Newsbusters: Gore: World to end, Fox News to blame
Telegraph UK: A perfect storm is brewing for the IPCC
Thomas Friedman: How the G.O.P. Goes Green
American Thinker: We Are Doomed -- Again
American Thinker: If You Get Too Cold, I'll Tax the Heat

Fox: Unemployment Benefits to Expire Sunday After Senate Stalemates On Extension
NYT: Conflict in Senate Could Get Messier
Hill: Michigan Democrat blasts GOP leaders for Bunning's objection on benefits
Politico: Dems: GOP needs to stop Bunning

Boston Globe: Fixing the homeowner default trap
WaPo: Editorial: Fighting foreclosure

AP: Obama signs extension of Patriot Act provisions
WaPo: Lessons from the Justice Department's report on the interrogation memos

Hill: GOPs oppose proposal for consumer bureau at Treasury Department
Reuters: Financial reform compromise rebuffed in Senate

NYT: Decision Could Allow Anonymous Political Contributions by Businesses

Hill: Carter calling again for Rangel's ouster from Ways and Means chairmanship
NYT: Editorial: Relieve Chairman Rangel of His Gavel

WaPo: White House social secretary Rogers resigns; Julianna Smoot named successor
Hill: Obama's ex-campaign finance director to be next White House social secretary
Reuters: Washington Insider Named Obamas Social Secretary
LA Times: What's really behind the departure of Desiree Rogers from Obama's White House

CFNews: 2012 Republican Convention Coming To Tampa?

Hill: Boehner lauds Tea Party 'great patriots,' says GOPs must 'walk among them'
NYT: Unlikely Activist Who Got to the Tea Party Early

Politico: Conservatives target their own fringe

NYT: Van Jones to Glenn Beck: I Love You, Brother

AP: Bush says he won't criticize Obama
Politics Daily: Latest Round-Up of Obama Poll Ratings by State

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Health summit, Part 2


NY Post: Woman at center of Paterson scandal got a $40K Lexus before dropping case
NYDN: State police boss Corbitt sounds like mob boss trying to explain conduct
NY Post: Hardly working gov's final daze
NYT: Patersons Ability to Lead in Albany Is Called Into Question
Albany TU: Can Paterson still govern?
NYT: The Accidental Lieutenant
NY Post: Andrew Cuomo is heavy fave in race for governor
NY Post: 'Client 9' Eliot now seethes at his old No. 2 David
NYDN: Tensions Flare At Sharpton Summit
NYDN: Rangel, Meeks and Sharpton: Let Gov. Paterson finish his term
NYDN: Lowlights of Gov. Paterson's reign

NYDN: Defiant Rep. Rangel vows reelection bid despite uproar over alleged ethics violations
NY Post: Editorial: Charlie the coward
NYDN: Rep. Rangel and possible Senate hopeful Harold Ford butt heads in Harlem: sources
NYDN: President Barack Obama abandons Rep. Charles Rangel against ethics charges

NY Post: Pols' 'charity' $acks Queens pee-wee football players


AP: Brown coy about Calif. governor's bid
Mercury News: Candidates for California governor present studies in contrast
SacBee: New California speaker says Maldonado's chances improved
Dan Walters: California wants and needs fixing
Townhall: Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Fantasyland


Austin AS: Perry's message frustrates Hutchison
Fort Worth ST: Perry-Hutchison battle draws closer to a conclusion
Dallas MN: Why is D.C. an issue in governor's race?
Politico: Paul burned by Tea Party blowback
Fort Worth ST: Some Texans gear up for Senate race that has yet to start


Miami Herald: Grim budget, elections may shift Florida Legislature's thinking
Miami Herald: Amid scandal after scandal, Florida Legislature considers ethics reform
CBS4: U.S. Senate Candidates Make Appearance In Miami
AP/Sedensky: Candidates for Senate seat address Christian group
Miami Herald: Trio on a mission to keep up appearances through session
Buzz: Sink faults McCollum: He never gets "angry"
Buzz: Crist: Can you trust Rubio? Rubio: Crist not pro-life


AJC: U.S. Rep. Linder will not seek re-election
NYT: Georgia Republican Linder to Leave House
Politico: John Linder to retire
Hill: Rep. Linder will retire from Congress
CQ Politics: Shafer, Balfour Early Frontrunners for Linders Seat
AJC: GOP may make pitch to Smoltz


Chicago Trib: As Senate campaign heats up, Giannoulias races to avoid collapse of its bank
Chicago ST: Quinn uses dog show stop to hammer Brady on bill
Chicago Tribune: Mayor Richard Daley defends Desiree Rogers
NYT: Fit for a Rezko, a Home Goes on the Market


Indianapolis Star: GOP Senate debate is quite polite
Politico: Baron Hill won't run for Senate
Fort Wayne JG: How Bayhs departure helped, hurt both parties
Louisville CJ: Daniels for president? Maybe, maybe not


Star Tribune: Pawlenty's 2012 effort: On radar but weak signal
Star Tribune: No doubt, the state's high court tilts right


Pittsburgh PG: The race to succeed Murtha
NYT: Pa. Special Election Shaping Up as Another Early Test of 2010 Climate
Danville News: Candidate says Pa. at standstill with Rendell


Cleveland PD: Sarah Palin paying a visit to Northeast Ohio for Right to Life event


Detroit News: Hoekstra faces hurdles in gov race
Detroit FP: Dillon to join governor's race
Detroit FP: Support grows for tax change amid fiscal crisis
Detroit FP: How far can Tea Party rise in Michigan?
Detroit FP: Michigan Democratic Party to endorse candidates in April


Missourian: Recruitment, Blunt focus of Missouri Republican Party at Lincoln Days event
Missourinet: Mood is upbeat among Repubilcans at Lincoln Days
St. Louis GD: Missouri Republican weekend convention underway in St. Charles
AP/Lieb: Not much overlap in Missouri GOP, Tea Party meetings


CQ Politics: Nelson Fighting Like Its 2012


CTFP: Congressional hopefuls vie on constitutional issues
Tennessean: Bredesen ignored party building to Democrats' peril


News & Observer: For tabloids, Edwards saga was tailor-made


State: How spring could bring S.C. an economic thaw


Big Govt: Newly-Elected Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli: Activist!


Rasmussen: Maryland Senate: Mikulski 54%, Generic Republican 36%
Baltimore Sun: This Md. Republican thinks Mikulski is vulnerable


Star-Ledger: Editorial: It's time: Freeze N.J. public workers' pay, change bargaining rules


Times UK: Pink-shorts senator has presidential bulge
Boston Globe: Runaway health costs are rocking municipal budgets
NYDN: Joseph P. Kennedy III, grandson of RFK, mulling run for Congress, MA pol says


Salt Lake Tribune: Backing Bennett? Some Utah Republicans are backing away


Las Vegas Sun: State legislative leaders, governor reach budget deal
AP: Nevada gov., lawmakers, press on for budget deal


February 27, 2010


NYT: Democrats to Press Health Bill With Simple Majority
WSJ: Pelosi, Democrats Push Ahead With Health Care
Politico: Democrats feel out next step for health bill
Hill: Gibbs: Obama to soon announce 'path forward' for health reform
Politico: POTUS to announce path next week
NY Post: The next health fight
ABC: 'We Are NOT Doing a Scaled-Back Bill,' Says House Democratic Source
WSJ: Health Bill Elevates Senate Bureaucrat to Starring Role
WSJ: What Voters Know About ObamaCare
Wash Times: Price: Summit shows Dems uncompromising
James Taranto: The Great Condescender
Dana Milbank: Obama needs to flex his political muscle
Rush Limbaugh: EIB Health Care Summit Review: Huge GOP Win; Obama Skunked

WaPo: Senators to propose abandoning cap-and-trade
Express UK: Weather: Hottest January ever say climate experts
CNet: Al Gore a lightning rod at Apple shareholder meeting

NYT: Bill to Extend Jobless Benefits Hits a Partisan Roadblock
Hill: Senate to take up yearlong extension of unemployment benefits
WSJ: Biden Criticizes Senator for Blocking Bill
Hill: Unemployment group wants Bunning ousted from Baseball Hall of Fame
Hill: Democratic leaders scramble to find support for Senate job-creation bill
Rasmussen: 25% Expect Their Home To Lose Value Over Next Year

WSJ: Fannie Posts $72 Billion Loss for '09
NYT: Fannie Loses $16.3 Billion and Asks Treasury for Aid
WaPo: Fannie Mae's huge loss means $15 billion more in rescue cash
WSJ: Tighter Financial Conditions Test Recovery
WaPo: Workers wait on promise of jobs as Obama agenda stalls on Hill
WaPo: Obama rounds out bipartisan debt commission
Hill: Obama's appointment of Stern to fiscal commission draws business fire

NYT: Dodd Proposes Financial Protection Agency
WSJ: Dodd Consumer Proposal Would Create Bureau of Financial Protection
Reuters: Dodd proposes consumer-watchdog Bureau of Financial Protection
Hill: Consumer protection bureau proposed at Treasury Department

WSJ: Deletion of Waterboarding Emails Is Probed
NYT: Justice Dept. Reveals More Missing E-Mail Files
NYT: Defender of Waterboarding Hears From Critics
ABC: Republicans Slam AG Eric Holder Over Terrorist Defense Lawyers at Justice Department

NYT: Panel Clears 7 Lawmakers in Lobbying Scandal
WaPo: Ethics panel clears 7 on earmarks
Politico: Lawmakers cleared in PMA probe
NYT: House Inquiry on Trips Is Criticized as Weak
Hill: Ethics report: Trip planners coordinated with Rangel's office
Politico: Dems call for Charlie Rangel's gavel
Hill: Pelosi sticks with Rangel, notes ethics committee did not take action
Politico: Charlie Rangel lawyers blast ethics panel
NYDN: Congressman Charlie Rangel blames staff for personal finance crisis
AP/Margasak: Rangel won't step aside after ethics slap

Hill: Cybersecurity bill to give president new emergency powers

AP: U.S. to Reconsider Benefits for Ill Gulf War Veterans

Politico: Cracks emerge in 'Don't Ask' repeal
Politico: Perkins invite pulled over 'Don't Ask'

Korb & Duggan: Putting the Coast Guard Out to Sea

NYT: To Court Blacks, Foes of Abortion Make Racial Case

WaPo: White House announces resignation of social secretary Desire Rogers
NYT: White House Social Secretary to Resign
WSJ: Rogers Quits White House Post

NYT: Vote Ratings Show Partisan Divide

Hill: Boehner outlines ideas for potential speakership under GOP House control

Politico: Sarah Palin to tea parties: 'Take over' GOP
Hill: Tea Party activist works to turn enthusiasm into political clout in Ala.

CQ Politics: RNC Down to Three Finalists for 2012 Convention City

Politico: George Bush endorses Dick Cheney role
Politics Daily: Bush Glad Cheney's 'Out There' Taking on Dems, But Says He'll Avoid Politics
Politico: On background: Bushies reunite

George Will: Handbook suggests that deviations from 'normality' are disorders

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


WSJ: New York's Paterson Won't Seek New Term, Plans to Remain in Office
NY Post: Gov. Paterson drops election bid, insists he 'never abused' his office
NYT: Under Fire, Paterson Ends His Campaign for Governor
NYT: Aide Asked State Police to Contact His Accuser
NYT: Case Revives Debate on How Protection Orders Are Enforced
NYT: In Need of Allies, Governor Walks Alone
NYDN: Paterson faces reality as advisers paint grim picture of domestic abuse scandal
Albany TU: 307 days left in term
WSJ: The Decline of New York: It's enough to make Groucho Marx cry
Hank Sheinkopf: Of NY politicians and their drivers
Politico: Big state busts: Govs hit the skids
NYT: Editorial: Gov. Patersons Next Steps
WaPo: Editorial: Gov. Paterson betrayed his own agenda against domestic violence
Bob Herbert: Paterson on the Brink
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Take Out Another Black Man Running for Governor of New York

NYT: For Cuomo, Spotlight Suddenly Grows Hotter
NYDN: Paterson's exit makes capturing Dem nomination easier for AGl Andrew Cuomo
Albany TU: Going from 'if' to 'when' for Cuomo
Albany TU: Jacobs: Cuomos our guy, and I serve at his pleasure come September
Albany TU: Cuomo: I will announce my plans at the appropriate time
CQ Politics: Democrats Now More Likely to Hold New York Governor Seat

CQ Politics: Double Team: New Effort To Raise Dollars for Gillibrand

Albany TU: John Sweeney gets 30 days in the hole


LA Times: Whitman camp says negative ads kick off 'issues debate'
SacBee: Meg Whitman unleashes four TV ads attacking rival Steve Poizner
LA Times: Meg Whitman goes negative in new campaign ads

Fox & Hounds: Campbell Opens Gap with Rivals in Poll
LA Times: Editorial: Tom Campbell's Israel problem

CQ Politics: Schwarzenegger Raising Money For Stivers

NYT: California Campus Sees Uneasy Race Relations
AP: California: State Office Buildings Go on the Market


CQ Politics: Kyl Talks Up McCain in Radio Ad


CQ Politics: Perry Goes Seven Figures With Texas 'Money Cannon'
Dallas MN: Documents show relatively few donors loaded Perry's campaign 'Money Cannon'
Dallas MN: Hutchison to stay in Senate up to seven or eight more months
Dallas MN: Rick Perry parodies Hutchison in new video


SPT: Marco Rubio says double-billing of nearly $3,000 for flights was 'mistake'
Miami Herald: Marco Rubio: Double-billing of flights `a mistake'
Sarasota HT: Crist assails Rubio's spending
NYT: Rubio to Reimburse G.O.P. for Flights
Buzz: Marco Rubio's true believers stay true


AJC: Thurmond urges Isakson & Chambliss to pick a side in fight over unemployment bill


CQ Politics: Blagojevich Says Comeback Possible


Politico: 'Mitch the knife' eyes 2012 run


Star Tribune: Eden Prairie mayor pipes up for Pawlenty in legal battle


American Thinker: The Man Who Would Take Murtha's Seat for the GOP
CQ Politics: Video: Conversation with Pennsylvania Candidate O'Brien


Cleve PD: Tom Ganley's employees to show support for his bid for Congress with fund-raiser
CPD: Tom Ganley's decision to take on Betty Sutton impresses 'Crystal Ball'
CPD: Summit County GOP chairman Alex Arshinkoff endorses Seth Morgan for state auditor
AP/Smyth: Ohio GOP candidate Kasich distancing self from tax bill


Detroit FP: Hoekstra leads, but the 'Nerd' is gaining
WSJ: Detroit's Smaller Reality
Detroit News: House ethics committee clears Cheeks Kilpatrick of violations
Detroit News: Dillon close to announcement on gov's race


AP/Lieb: Minn. Gov. Pawlenty backs Blunt's Senate campaign
St. Louis PD: Gov. Tim Pawlenty energizes record Missouri Lincoln Days crowd


Tennessean: Susan Lynn pushes state sovereignty for Tennessee


WKRG: Grayson Goes After Paul In 3rd Attack Ad


Rasmussen: North Carolina Senate: GOP's Burr Takes Bigger Lead
News & Observer: GOP touts throng of candidates
CQ Politics: D'Annunzio Claims Momentum at Filing Deadline


State: Judge OKs Sanfords' divorce
CQ Politics: Sanford Granted Divorce Request


Kingsport TN: GOP launches anti-Boucher Web site


Rasmussen: Maryland Governor: OMalley 49%, Ehrlich 43%


Star-Ledger: Christie lends support to Morris County GOP Chairman in June re-elect bid


CQ Politics: Patrick May Need Luck to Win in Massachusetts
Boston Globe: A Kennedy considers running for House seat


CQ Politics: Republicans Revive Ad Offensive Against North Dakota's Pomeroy


Rasmussen: South Dakota Governor: No Clear Front-runner So Far


February 26, 2010


WSJ: More Talk, No Deal at Health Summit
Wash Times: Obama: Health bill whatever it takes
WaPo: At health-care summit, Obama tells Republicans he's eager to move ahead
Wash Times: At summit, Obama mostly hears Obama
NYT: Uniting Democrats Is Challenge at Health Forum
NYT: President Urges Focus on Common Ground
DN: Health summit is a failure as Obama vows to move forward on reform with or without GOP
WSJ: Talks Suffer An Outbreak Of Anecdotes
Politico: No clear winner in seven-hour gabfest
Hill: Obama eyes Democrats-only endgame at healthcare summit
Hill: GOP leaders disappointed in health summit -- call for Dems to start over
Hill: Waxman: Obama's summit performance has made reconciliation easier
Hill: Liberal Dem leaders lambaste lack of diversity at healthcare summit
WSJ: Defining ObamaCare Down: We're all free-market moderates now
AP: News Channels Quickly Lose Interest in Summit
NYT: Editorial: After the Summit
WaPo: Editorial: Summit fails to bridge partisan gaps on health reform
Peggy Noonan: More Boor Than Cure
Bill Frist: A Historic and Dangerous Senate Mistake: Using 'reconciliation'
David Brooks: Not as Dull as Expected!
Paul Krugman: Afflicting the Afflicted
Dana Milbank: Professor Obama schools lawmakers on health-care reform
EJ Dionne: What the health-care summit taught us
Wes Pruden: Time for a nap, then a retreat
Jed Babbin: Healthcare Summit: Chicago Style
Rush Limbaugh: Health Care Summit Backfires Big Time on Obama and the Democrats
USA Today: Gingrich: Summit 'good practice run' for GOP at majority rule
American Spectator: Summit Strategems
American Spectator: What Didn't Get Said at the Summit

WSJ: Enhanced Dealer Standard May Be Dropped in Financial Bill
NYT: Traction for Banking Regulation
Politico: Christopher Dodds Wall St. dance with Richard Shelby, Bob Corker
WSJ: Bernanke Says Deficit Action Is Key
Sen. Tom Coburn: Congress's real problem? A lack of restraint on spending
Pat Buchanan: Obama's Problems -- and Ours
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Jobs Summit Failed to Stem Skyrocketing Unemployment

WaPo: FDIC to test principal reduction for underwater borrowers
NYT: U.S. Weighs Requiring Lenders to Consider Changes Before Foreclosures

Politico: Toyota hearings yield no roadmap
Charles Krauthammer: Toyota and the price of modernity

Arne Duncan: Direct student loans: A better way to invest in education

NYT: Plan to Seek Use of U.S. Contracts as a Wage Lever

AP: House Votes to Extend Jobless Pay
NYT: Bunning Blocks Jobless Aid in Senate

Hill: House nearing deal, aiming for vote on Senate jobs bill before weekend
Hill: Black Caucus throws roadblock in front of 'tax-cut' $15 billion job-creation bill

WSJ: Push to Oversimplify at Climate Panel
Wash Times: Climate change data will now face independent scrutiny
WSJ: Oil Industry Boomsin North Dakota
Hill: Waxman, Markey slam utility group for 'misinforming' its members on climate
WSJ: Construction Unions Worry About EPA Emissions Rules
WaPo: The green jobs myth

AP/Gamboa: Most illegal workers elude E-Verify

Linda Greenhouse: Missing the Tea Party: Citizens United v. FEC

WaPo: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's
Wash Times: Tea party seeks recall of Dem. senators
Michael Gerson: TR: The conservatives' new demon
Wash Times: Ron Paul's foreign policy is bad for the right and America

Wash Times: House Leaders stop vote to ban degrading treatment
Politico: Torture add forces House Democrats to pull bill
Hill: Intel bill pulled over controversial added interrogation provision
Hill: Graham's talks with White House on Gitmo frustrate House GOP
Hill: Gates, Holder oppose limiting decisions on where executive may try terrorists
Reuters: Obama aides push back on venue for terrorism trials
Thomas Penfield Jackson: Bring Sheik Mohammed's trial to D.C.

Hill: Top Marine opposes possible repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell'
Wash Times: View on gays in military gets Air Force guest uninvited

Wash Times: 'Young Guns' target House GOP gains

NYDN: Levi Johnston ordered to pay child support for son he had with Sarah Palin's daughter

Politico: Palin, Beck hit road together
American Thinker: Powerless Against Palin


WSJ: Aide's Legal Case Hits Gov. Paterson
NYT: Paterson Gets Some Sobering Advice on His Future
NYT: Paterson Weighs Race as Top Aide Quits in Protest
NYT: Lawyer Challenges a Paterson Claim in Abuse Case
NY Post: Gov is reeling over abusegate
NY Post: Dems get dump-Dave bandwagon moving
NY Post: Courageous 'victim' at center of storm
DN: Paterson declares he has 'open mind' on quitting race as allies continue to abandon him
NYDN: Paterson aide David Johnson tore outfit off girlfriend Sherr-una Booker on Halloween
NYDN: Another Stakeholder Departs
Buffalo News: Governor fights for his political life
Albany TU: What is next for Paterson?
NY Post: Furious Paterson aide resigns
Albany TU: Corbitt says ODonnell didnt comprehend him
Albany TU: Paterson is still heading to Harlem, with still-supporter Wright
NYT: Inquiry Poses a Quandary for Cuomo
NYT: Editorial: Questions for Gov. Paterson
NY Post: Editorial: Enough, governor: Time to Go
NYDN: Editorial: For everyone's sake, please leave office, Gov. Paterson

Albany TU: Paterson plans to withhold another $1.4 billion in state funds

NYT: Merrill Lynch Guaranteed Ford Annual Pay of at Least $2 Million

WSJ: Rangel Blamed for Ethics Offense
WaPo: Rep. Rangel's trips broke congressional gift rules, panel says
NYT: Panel Admonishes Rangel for Taking Trips as Gifts
AP/Margasak: Ethics panel finds Rangel broke rules

AP: Judge on Bruno retrial: No, Joe


LA Times: Whitman no rookie at playing hardball
Mercury News: Meg Whitman holds forth on guns, gays and government
San Diego UT: Whitman backs $11 billion state water bond
Politico: Sami Al-Arian roils Calif. Senate race
Mercury News: Fiorina aide accused of calling Campbell an anti-Semite

SacBee: Judge orders back pay for some furloughed California workers


CNN: McCain agrees to debate Hayworth
NYT: Press in Tow, McCains Challenger Demands Debates
Politico: Birther defends J.D. Hayworth, hits John McCain
CQ Politics: Tea Party Group Hearts Hayworth More Than Shadegg Does

CQ Politics: Phoenix Mayor Won't Run for Shadegg's Seat


Las Vegas RJ: Gibbons visits Legislature, meets with GOP leaders over state budget crisis


Politics Daily: Perry on Hutchison: 'I Take Her Serious. I Took Kinky Friedman Serious.'
WaPo: Fight of the Texas titans in home stretch
Dallas MN: Medina uses hamster to make point in ad

Dallas MN: Obama nominates state judge as U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Texas


Sun Sentinel: Will Charlie Crist ditch the GOP for the U.S.Senate?
Miami Herald: Rubio case renews spending outcry
Tampa Tribune: Credit use has Rubio on spot
Fox: Rubio Battles Reports of Lavish Charges to Florida GOP Credit Card
AP/Farrington: Republican AmEx expenses pit Crist vs. Senate-seat rival
NYT: Democrat Seeks Part of Spotlight in Florida Senate Race
St. Pete Times: Sansom used Rubio to justify money grab
American Spectator: Goodbye, Charlie

Buzz: Senior adviser leaves Alex Sink campaign

Buzz: GOP Chair John Thrasher: Forensic audit starts Monday

Miami Herald: Miami-Dade native named U.S. attorney

Tampa Tribune: RNC to visit Tampa


AP: Georgia: Spouses Seeking Top Two Posts
Gainesville Times: Husband-wife candidates raise interest, eyebrows
AJC: Karen Handel learns that reporters can run, but cant hide


Chicago Sun-Times: Giannoulias leads Kirk in DailyKos poll
CQ Politics: Giannoulias Leads Kirk In New Illinois DailyKos Senate Poll
WSJ: Illinois Seeks to Boost Taxes, Cut Spending
Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Public Schools could face $975 million hole


CQ Politics: Ellsworth Move Puts Another Seat In Play For GOP
Indianapolis Star: Hill hopes to decide today on Senate run


Des Moines Register: Branstad touts his experience


Star Tribune: Senate overrides GAMC veto
AP/Bakst: Minn. Senate votes to override Pawlenty veto of plan preserving health program


NYT: Murthas Widow Endorses a Candidate
CQ Politics: Singel Drops Out Of Race for Murtha's Seat
Human Events: PA-12 Special Election Update


Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Democrats not yet on board on Obama's health-care proposal
Cle PD: Obama needs them, but some Ohio Dems have qualms about health care measure
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio has no idea how to pay U.S. back for jobless benefits
Cleveland PD: Feds defend Ohio's exclusion from foreclosure relief program


Detroit News: Granholm needs to call budget summit
Harvard Crimson: KSG Student To Run for Republican Congress Seat in Michigan


News-Leader: Republican candidates flood the ballot against Roy Blunt


American Spectator: A Tennessee Tempest


Gaston Gazette: Gaston state senator apologizes for comments about gays, blacks
AP: NC GOP senator apologizes for remarks in speech


AP: SC governor Sanford's divorce to be finalized
Politico: Sanford divorce goes on camera


Examiner: McDonnell endorses McCain to mixed response

WaPo: Virginia lawmakers approve competing budget plans
Richmond TD: Virginia House, Senate now must reconcile budget bills


CQ Politics: Runyan Emerges as Consensus GOP Pick in New Jersey


Rasmussen: Delaware Senate: Castle 53%, Coons 32%
CQ Politics: Delaware: Castle Starts With Big Lead Over Coons


Boston Globe: Springfield mayor invites Obama to a hoop showdown with Brown
Politics Daily: President Obama vs. Scott Brown in Hoops Showdown?
Michael Reagan: Brown will be there when GOP needs him

Boston Globe: Many giving up seats in Legislature


Rasmussen: South Dakota House: Herseth Sandlin 45%, GOP's Nelson 38%
CQ Politics: Challenger Close on Heels of Herseth Sandlin


CQ Politics: Ex-Rep. Cooks Up a Political Comeback


CQ Politics: Pearce and Teague Neck-And-Neck in New Mexico


February 25, 2010


WSJ: Republicans to Offer Health Plans at Summit
WSJ: Obama Readies a Fallback Health-Care Proposal
WSJ: New Tack Pays Few Dividends for White House
WaPo: Democrats looking beyond health-care summit to final talks within party
NYT: Preparing for Health Debate, and Its TV Audience
Hill: Heading into healthcare summit, Republicans fear Obama trap
NYT: Health Executive Defends Premiums
WSJ: Lawmakers Lay Into Wellpoint Over Rates
AP/Fram: Health insurers urged to explain rate hikes
Politico: White House punts on containing health costs
Hill: How the White House lost its message
Hill: Democratic centrists warming to Obamas healthcare proposal
Hill: Boehner announces House GOP lineup for White House healthcare summit
AP: A list of lawmakers invited to health care summit
Karl Rove: What the GOP Should Say at the Health Summit
Ann Coulter: What part of the "Party of No" don't you understand?
Kogan, Hubbard & Kessler: Better Way to Reform Health Care
Sebelius & DeParle: On bipartisan health care, a foundation for agreement
Rep. Ted Poe: Another Great Healthcare Charade
Newt Gingrich: Your Seat At The Table
Wash Times: Editorial: Less health care for masses
Rush Limbaugh: Stupak Says No to Obama's Bill

Wash Times: Two parties, two different stories: Is reconciliation necessary?
NYT: As Senate Majority Shifts, So Does View of a Procedural Power Play
WaPo: Editorial: Reconciliation and truth
George Will: For liberals, the filibuster is now the enemy
Rush Limbaugh: Flashback '05: Democrats Decried "Nuclear Option"
Power Line: Speaking of reconciliation...
CQ Politics: Reconciling Health Care and 2010 Realities
Hill: The Big Question: Will Dems see a backlash over reconciliation?

WSJ: Senate Approves Job-Creation Bill
NYT: Senate Approves $15 Billion Jobs Bill
Wash Times: Senate breaks rule, OKs jobs bill
Hill: Senate Democrats take cautious tack in giving predictions on jobs measure
WaPo: Senate easily approves jobs bill; House passes health-insurance antitrust bill
Politico: House votes to revoke exemption
NYT: Menendez Aims New Jobs Attack at Republicans

NYT: Finance Bill Compromise Appears Likely
WaPo: Obama may compromise on consumer agency to pass financial regulation
WSJ: The Big Bank Excuse: Main opponents of a consumer financial agency are the little guys
WSJ: Obama Urges CEOs to Rally Behind Business Agenda
NYT: Obama Defends His Policies to C.E.O.s
WaPo: President Obama appeals to business leaders for support of administration goals
Hill: Congress pushes back on tax deduction plan from the president

WaPo: Bernanke seeks to preserve Fed's power by compromising with Congress
Wash Times: Bernanke delivers warning on U.S. debt
WSJ: Bernanke Stresses Need for Low Rates
NYT: Bernanke Expects Extended Low Rates
Politico: Bernanke: Jobs picture still grim
WSJ: Less Red Ink at Freddie in '09
AP/Kuhnhenn: Geithner: No change to Fannie, Freddie until 2011
WaPo: Economists surprised as new-home sales fall to lowest level in nearly 50 years

Politico: Senate votes to renew Patriot Act
AP: Patriot Act Elements Extended
NYT: Editorial: The Torture Lawyers
WSJ: Mr. Holder's Triumph: The Attorney General doth celebrate too much
Politico: Janet Napolitano: Eric Holder didn't tell us about plan to try KSM in NYC

Wash Times: Military service chiefs resist push to end ban on gays
Human Events: Homosexuality vs. the Three Rs of the Military

WaPo: Supreme Court rules that request for lawyer in questioning has expiration
Chi Trib: Supreme Court sets aside strict ruling on Miranda 'right to remain silent'

Hill: Al Gore-backed climate group plans wider ad buy to 'get this done'
WSJ: Climate Panel Vows New Review
WaPo: Reid demands climate bill ASAP
AP/Gomez: UN weather meeting agrees to refine climate data
Reuters: World warming unhindered by cold spells: scientists
American Thinker: The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory
Wash Times: Editorial: EPA's global-warming power grab
Mark Sanford: How to waste $10B: Obama leaves no place to dispose of spent nuclear fuel

WSJ: Illegal Workers Slip by System

NYT: Missing Element in Obamas Ties With G.O.P. Leaders: Good Chemistry
Howard Kurtz: Rahm Emanuel, hero or goat
Politico: Bush 41 aide Sununu sticks up for Rahm

NYT: For Donors to Governors Associations, Cash Buys a Seat at the Table

AP/Bohrer: Aide, adviser to Sarah Palin is resigning
Politico: Top aide to Sarah Palin resigns
Politico: Jeb Bush: Palin needs to add 'depth'

Politico: Hill staffers infuriated by Gingrich

CQ Politics: Top Recruits Shrug Off NRCC $$ Woes

Human Events: Tea Party Identity Theft?
American Thinker: Who will lead the TEA Party?


NYT: Questions of Influence in Abuse Case of Paterson Aide
NY Post: Gov to Andy: Probe me in aide scandal
NYDN: Paterson suspends Johnson, asks AG to probe state police role
NYDN: Times, Take III - DJ Suspended, Cuomo Investigates
WSJ: Gov. Paterson Suspends Aide
Politico: NYT report could be end for Paterson
Albany TU: Paterson statement on Johnson investigation

NY Post: Ex-Bush adviser Dan Senor weighing run against Gillibrand as Republican
Politico: Ex-Bushie Senor mulling Gilli challenge
CQ Politics: Former Colleages Not Fired Up About Ford
CQ Politics: Gillibrand Leads Ford, Cuts Into Pataki's Edge

NYT: Campaign Goes After Opponents of Gay Marriage

Albany TU: Bruno set to forfeit cash


Fox & Hounds: Whitman has Overwhelming Lead over Poizner in new Statewide Poll
SF Chronicle: GOP taunts Brown with 'Where's Jerry?' chant
LA Times: Whitman refuses to commit to releasing tax returns
LA Times: GOP Senate race grows heated over Israel
LA Times: GOP gaining on Barbara Boxer?
Politico: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Tea parties will 'disappear'
LA Times: 'Widespread fraud' in California's smog test program


WaPo: McDonnell will endorse McCain for re-election
CNN: McCain gets re-election support from McDonnell
WaPo: McCain ad ties J.D. Hayworth to birthers (Video)


Rasmussen: Texas GOP Primary: Perry 48%, Hutchison 27%, Medina 16%
Houston Chronicle: Perry hoping he can avoid runoff
Dallas MN: Perry, Hutchison spar before crowd in Houston
Dallas MN: Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist endorses Rick Perry for Texas governor
CQ Politics: Texas: Endorsements Shore Up Perry's Right Flank
AP/Shannon: Hutchison says rival Perry's tactics working


Stephen Moore: Jeb Bush's unofficial endorsement of Marco Rubio
St. Pete Times: As Marco Rubio cuts into money lead, Charlie Crist goes on attack
Miami Herald: Rubio charged personal bills on GOP card
Buzz: How Marco Rubio used his Fla GOP credit card
Buzz: Rubio's credit card statements include personal expenses
Buzz: Rubio decries leak of his Fla GOP credit card statements
Buzz: Rubio admits to $110,000 AmEx expenses, blasts Crist

Miami Herald: Republican ad bashing Sink mostly rings true
St. Pete T: FL Dems say McCollum voted to raise congressional pay, earns $75k pension


Rasmussen: Georgia Senate: Isakson 49%, Generic Democrat 36%
AJC: Gingrich says Obama "has dumb ideas"


Chicago Tribune: Quinn details $2 billion in spending cuts
Examiner: NRSC spotlights Giannoulias family's anti-Israel funding


Star Tribune: Pawlenty, legislators report progress on 2 issues
Argus Leader: Pawlenty making moves toward presidential run


Politics Daily: GOP's Toomey Keeps Big Lead Over Specter, Sestak in Pennsylvania
Human Events: Did Obama Try to Bribe Sestak?

Examiner: GOP fight as Republicans scramble to replace Murtha


Cleveland PD: Fisher pulls ahead of Brunner but still trails Portman
Columbus Dispatch: Fisher widens lead over Brunner in Dems Senate race
Politics Daily: GOP's Portman Has Modest Leads Over Dem Hopefuls in Ohio Senate Race


WZZM: Republican candidates for governor in Grand Rapids
Detroit FP: Bouchard: Change job strategy
Detroit News: Detroit Mayor Bing emphasizes need to shrink city
Detroit News: Defense of Kilpatrick's high lifestyle rings hollow


AP: Jetton case will go ahead


Tennessean: GOP gubernatorial candidate Haslam seeks lesson at MTSU


Earth News: Rand Paul Takes 21 Point Lead in Kentucky Senate Primary
Louisville CJ: 2 GOP foes assail Paul on abortion


BlueRidgeNow: Shuler opposes Democrats' tactics
Politico: Youngs kept Edwards tape for proof


State: Bauer, McMaster winning the name race
AP/Davenport: Winthrop Poll: SC gov candidates hardly known


Politics Daily: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Plans: Jobs, Wine and Oil
Virginian-Pilot: Critics: McDonnell budget cuts cancel out possible job gains

NYT: Va. Republican Leader Takes on Boucher
CQ Politics: Boucher Touts NRA Endorsement


Philadelphia Inquirer: Ex-Eagle Runyan leads GOP field for Congress seat

Star-Ledger: Christie is expected to propose changes to N.J. unemployment system
S-L: NJ labor unions lawsuit claims Christie's 'pay to play' restrictions violates 1st Amendment
American Spectator: Garden State Weeds


Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Attempt to Drive a Wedge Between Brown and Conservatives
American Spectator: Scott Brown's Shrewd Vote
James Taranto: In Defense of RINOs


CQ Politics: May 22 Eyed for Hawaii Special Election


Hill: Romanoffs hopes rest on Byzantine nominating procedure in Colorado


February 24, 2010


WSJ: Health Bill Faces Hurdles in House
WaPo: Republicans plan to stress private-sector alternatives to the president's plan
NYT: G.O.P. Expects Little From Obamas Health Forum
Wash Times: Dems: Obama plan may pass in pieces
NYT: On Eve of Health Meeting, Big Questions Still Linger
Hill: Democrats give up the fight public option for healthcare is dead
Politico: Senate Dems warm to reconciliation
Politico: Reid to Republicans: "Stop crying over reconciliation"
NYT: Gentle White House Nudges Test the Power of Persuasion
WSJ: Perennial Feud Remains on Abortion
WSJ: Obama's New Investment Tax
Hill: Pelosi: House Dems can support Obama healthcare proposal
Human Events: What Will Obamas "New" Healthcare Proposal Cost?
Michael Gerson: Obama's health reform gamble raises questions of judgment
Ruth Marcus: Obama's continued audaciousness on health reform could backfire
John Fund: The Big Bluff?
Dick Morris: Send GOP docs to summit
Ann Coulter: Only 3 Republicans Should Speak at Healthcare Summit
Robert Reich: Bust the Health Care Trusts
Rasmussen: 41% Favor Obamas Health Care Plan, 56% Oppose
Rush Limbaugh: SEIU Union Thugs Ready to Fight for the Laughable Obamacare Bill

NYT: Democrats Seek to Push Ahead $15 Billion Jobs Bill, With More Steps to Come
Politico: Jobs bill set to pass Wednesday
WaPo: Democrats hope bipartisan vote on jobs bill will be blueprint for future
Wash Times: Stimulus created jobs, but no real optimism
Wash Times: CBO sees big job boost from stimulus
Wash Times: Editorial: Obama's federal jobs
NYT: Editorial: Five Republican Votes
Politico: Scott Brown vote draws anger, shrugs
WSJ: Gregg, Wyden Offer Plan to Simplify U.S. Tax Code
Hill: Sens. Wyden and Gregg push lower corporate tax rate as next jobs bill
Rush Limbaugh: Thoughts on Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and the State of the GOP
Kathleen Parker: GOP's misguided hunt for heretics: Scott Brown, latest GOP heretic
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Economy Sinks, Defying State-Controlled Media Propaganda

John Yoo: My Gift to the Obama Presidency
NRO: Inconvenient Letters: Another Yoo Document Left Behind
Prof. Ron Rotunda: Opinion Letter (.pdf)
WSJ: Justices Wrestle With Terror Law
WSJ: Repealing the First Amendment
WaPo: Supreme Court weighs free speech against aid to terrorists
Boston Globe: Campaign financing shift may aid critics
Politico: Sens. Collins & Lieberman want to cut money for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial
Hill: Republicans dismiss new Democratic argument for civilian terror trials
Hill: Senate Dems look to one-year extension of key provisions in the Patriot Act
Wash Times: Editorial: Special counsel is needed to investigate AG Holder
Michelle Malkin: Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up

Wash Times: World cools toward warmists: Brought it on themselves with their fudged facts
Politics Daily: Inhofe to EPA Chief: 'I Really Like You,' but Global Warming Is a 'Hoax'
Rush Limbaugh: Inhofe and Boxer Spar Over the Climate Change Hoax at Hearing
American Thinker: Al Gore Is Lying Low -- for Good Reason
American Thinker: A Pending American Temperaturegate
Ken Blackwell: Climate Change Debate Over? It's Just Begun!

NYT: 3 Democrats Named to Deficit Panel
American Spectator: Big Al's Antique Roadshow

WaPo: Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans
WSJ: 'Volcker Rule' Stalls in Senate
Politico: GOP warms up to financial reform
NYT: White House in New Push for Changes on Wall St.
WSJ: Obama Courts Business While Assailing Corporate Excess
Darrell Duffie: In Defense of Financial Speculation

Haley Barbour: U.S. owes Toyota fair, careful treatment on safety issues
Holman Jenkins: 'My Sudden Acceleration Nightmare'

Hill: Senate sitting on 290 bills already passed by House; tension mounts

NYT: Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws

Rush Limbaugh: Will Republicans Win Congress?
American Thinker: The Left Will Try to Split the Conservative Vote

Fox: What CPAC Tells Us About the GOP's Future
Examiner: The Ron Paul delusion

WaPo: Guess which top Obama aide will leave first

AP/Yen: War, lack of change hurt Obama among young folk
Politics Daily: Liberal Publications Lose Readers Under Obama
Vanity Fair: Hate Sells: Why Liberal Magazines Are Suffering Under Obama
Politico: White House privately plots 2012 campaign run

NYT: 2 Generals Wary About Repealing Gay Policy
WSJ: Army Opposes Quick Halt to Gay Firings
Politico: Army hesitant on repealing gay ban

NYT: Ministers Question Status of Washington House

NYT: Cheney Had Heart Attack, His Fifth
NYT: Cheney Sustained Mild Heart Attack

Wash Times: The left's problem with Palin

WaPo: Bristol Palin, 'thrilled' to be going Hollywood

Politico: Michael Steele's spending spree angers donors


Albany TU: Senate GOP say 31 votes arent enough
NYDN: More dysfunction junction in the Senate
NYT: Albany Erred by Tying Up Judges Raises, Court Rules
Albany TU: State: No hurry for judge pay increases
NYT: Zuckerman Courts G.O.P. While Ford Polls Voters
RCP: New York Republicans Await Gillibrand Challenger
NY Post: Gilly's pork Butts
NY Post: Ford's 'call-up' for support
NYDN: NYPIRG demanding probe into Paterson's controversial 2008 campaign trip to Florida
NYT: Settlement Reached in Suit Against Working Families Party
Albany TU: Monserrate files appeal
NYDN: Yes we can! Monserrate using President Obama's slogan in bid to regain seat
Albany TU: Seeing bigger hole, Assembly Dems want to talk
Albany TU: Senate: Don't delay tax refunds


Mercury News: Poizner has not yet begun to fight
LA Times: California campaign spending provides glimpse of what's to come for nation
SacBee: Schwarzenegger, Whitman back away from ballot measure to cut pension costs
WSJ: Lehman's Ghost Haunts California


Fox: Romney Endorses McCain
Boston Globe: Romney backing ex-rival McCains reelection
Politico: 'Suicide Tuesday': Limbaugh blasts Romney
CQ Politics: Immigration Group Helps Hayworth Counter Romney Endorsement
CQ Politics: Pork-Fighters In McCain's Corner


Rush Limbaugh: Dingy: Jobless Men Beat Wives (Plus: Harry Reid's Tea Party Trick)


CQ Politics: Texas Governor's Race: Dobson Backs Perry
DMN: In Fort Worth, Hutchison rips Perry on taxes, spending during his tenure
Rasmussen: Texas Governor: Perry, Hutchison Still Lead White
CQ Politics: Texas Governor Poll: Perry Leads in a Runoff
AP/Shannon: Hutchison: Perry's tactics tough on her campaign
Dallas MN: Perry-Hutchison-Medina "virtual" debate, courtesy of the Tea Party

Dallas MN: Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative

NYT: Texas: Family Sues Clinton for Motorcade Fatality


Rasmussen: Florida Governor: McCollum 48%, Sink 35%
SPT: Republican Governors Association blasts Sink's record, compensation as bank executive
Rasmussen: Florida Senate: Meek Still A Distant Second to Crist, Rubio
Buzz: Jeb: Crist's stimulus endorsement "unforgiveable
Orlando Sentinel: Time to Play Thurman-Crist-Sansom Connect the Dots
Miami Herald: Future Florida House speaker struggling financially


AJC: Wow! The Republicans were right about the stimulus after all


Chicago Tribune: Dillard aids Brady, admits hopes slim
Chicago Sun-Times: Politicians can't sugarcoat Illinois' dire straits


Indianapolis Star: Daniels suggests White House bid is unlikely
Politics Daily: Case for Keeping Mitch Daniels on the GOP Short List for White House 2012
CQ Politics: Daniels: 'Campaign To Govern'
Fort Wayne JG: Daniels bemoans Bayhs exit
CQ Politics: Daniels: Indiana Dems' Process 'Kingmaker's Delight'


Rasmussen: Wisconsin Governor: GOP Still Holds The Edge


Star Tribune: GOP files complaint against Rybak
Star Tribune: DFL hits 'pause as veto looms
Politico: Tim Pawlenty: Democrats health care 'obsessed'


NYT: Rep. Steve King and the I.R.S.
Politico: Democrats blast Rep. Steve King on IRS remarks


Politics Daily: John Murtha's Widow Won't Run for His Seat, But Former Aide Will


Toledo Blade: Strickland rebounds in poll but Kasich close behind
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland ahead of Kasich in poll
Cleveland PD: Poll shows Strickland reclaiming lead from Kasich in race for Ohio governor
Cleveland PD: GOP candidate John Kasich warms up voters with new video biography

CNN: Traficant will launch independent congressional bid
Politico: Traficant's in!


CQ Politics: Kildee Running for Michigan Governor (No, Not THAT Kildee)


AP: Missouri: Opening day of candidate filing sets record


CQ Politics: A Constituent Contretemps for Lincoln


Politico: DeMint attacks Crist, raising GOP eyebrows
State: S.C. Politics Today: Haley, Barrett clash over bailouts, stimulus


CQ Politics: Griffith Touts Support For Bid Against Boucher


Baltimore Sun: Md. Republicans propose budget cuts


Star-Ledger: Christie issues executive order reining in boards, commissions, authorities
Star-Ledger: Paula Dow is sworn in as N.J. Attorney General


Worchester Telegram: Mihos is assembling a rival slate of Republican candidates
AP: Coakley praises Brown on jobs bill vote
Boston Globe: Outside donations buoyed Brown


February 23, 2010


WSJ: Senate Advances Jobs Bill: Republicans Vote for $15 Billion Measure
WaPo: Senate advances job-creation bill with GOP help
NYT: In Passage of Jobs Measure, a Glimpse of Bipartisanship
NYT: With G.O.P. Help, Senate Advances Jobs Bill
NYT: Democrats Take Aim at G.O.P. on Stimulus Aid
Wash Times: Jobs bill advances with help from Brown
Politics Daily: Scott Brown Crosses Party Lines to Vote for Harry Reid's Jobs Bill
Hill: Brown helps Reid win on jobs bill
Hill: Unions and liberal groups blast Reids $15 billion jobs legislation as 'puny'
Politico: Harry Reid snags victory on $15B jobs bill
WSJ: The Stimulus Evidence One Year On
Wash Times: World of debate rages over stimulus fallout
NYT: Recession Tightens Grip on State Tax Revenues
Hill: Obama leans toward centrists on new deficit-reduction panel
NewsMax: Pence: 'What's the Point' of Deficit Commission?
American Thinker: Recovery via Spending Cuts, Low Taxes, and Cheaper Government
WSJ: Fannie and Freddie: The Last SIVs
Wash Times: Editorial: Obama avoids hard choices
Wyden & Gregg: A Bipartisan Plan for Tax Fairness

WSJ: Obama Renews Health Push
WSJ: Obama's Health Plan Adds $75 Billion to Senate Bill
WSJ: Charting a Course Around Filibusters
WSJ: ObamaCare at Ramming Speed: No interest in compromise
Wash Times: Facing headwinds, Obama offers health deal
Wash Times: CBO: Obama health bill too sketchy
Politics Daily: Obama Health Care Plan's Price Tag Jumps to $950 Billion
Politico: New health care plan, but with the same old problems
Human Events: Mr. President: Invite The Docs
Human Events: Reconciliation Is Not Negotiation
Hill: Obama sets stage for summit fight
WaPo: Obama stays on offense with health-care proposal
WaPo: Obama offers new health-care reform proposal
NYT: Obamas Health Bill Plan Largely Follows Senate Version
Hill: Tech giants urge senators to stall jobs bill to save valuable research tax credit
Hill: White House offers to post GOP health plan
NYT: Editorial: The Presidents Plan
WaPo: Editorial: On health care, Mr. Obama lets the next president do the hard stuff
NYT: How the G.O.P. Can Fix Health Care
Politics Daily: Most Americans Blame Politics, Not Policy, for Health Care Stalemate
American Spectator: Obamacare Faces Tough Road in the House
Weekly Stand: Three Different Provisions to Fund Abortions in Obama's Health Care Plan
Am Thinker: Targeting Health Insurance Companies Not the Answer to Healthcare Reform
David Brooks: Into the Mire
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Unveils Health Care Plan: A Defiant "Screw You" to Nation
Wes Pruden: Laying a trap for Republicans
Newt Gingrich: Wasteful Diagnostics Making Healthcare Unaffordable
NY Post: Prez's newest idea: Simply outlaw reality

Politico: Issa calls for probe into DOT aides
NYT: Lawmakers Ties to Toyota Questioned at Start of Inquiries
NYT: House Panel Says Toyota Misled Public on Safety
WSJ: Akio Toyoda: Back to Basics for Toyota

WSJ: EPA Delays Start of New Rules on Emissions
WaPo: EPA lays out timetable for regulating greenhouse gas emissions
NYT: E.P.A. Plans to Phase in Regulation of Emissions
Hill: EPA chief looks to reassure coal state senators on greenhouse gas regulations
Fox: New Climate Agency Head Tried to Suppress Data, Critics Charge
Hill: Bingaman opposes Grahams push to alter renewables mandate
NYT: U.S. Offers Solar Project a Crucial Loan Guarantee
Reuters: Forecast for climate bill is cloudy
American Thinker: Obama's Clean Energy Ploy a Sucker's Game for GOP

NY Post: In-Justice! Furor over O's 'Gitmo' appointees
SF Chronicle: Yoo lashes out at Obama nominee
NYT: Destroying C.I.A. Tapes Wasnt Opposed, Memos Say
NYT: Hurdles Stymie Counterterrorism Center
NYT: Guilty Plea Made in Plot to Bomb New York Subway
WaPo: Najibullah Zazi pleads guilty in New York subway bomb plot
Politico: Eric Holder: Civilian courts valuable 'tool' in terror fight
WSJ: Graham, Emanuel Work on Gitmo
Bruce Ackerman: How to keep future John Yoos under control
WaPo: Editorial: No punishment for torture memos' authors, but no exoneration, either
American Thinker: What Do Muslim Nations Think about Terrorists?

Hill: Lieberman to introduce Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal bill lauded by White House

WSJ: Obama Enlists Governors to Raise Education Bar
NYT: Obama Pitches Education Proposal to Governors
Neal McCluskey: End Fed ED

WaPo: Alternatives to BPA containers not easy for U.S. foodmakers to find

Wash Times: Huckabee's blast exposes rift on the right
Hill: Huckabee slams CPAC, boosts Tea Party
John Fund: The Glenn Beck Factor
American Thinker: Glenn Beck Vs. C. Edmund Wright
Politico: Ron Paul: CPAC win 'significant'
Rush Limbaugh: What I Would've Said at CPAC
American Spectator: Foreign Policy Takes a Vacation

AP/Johnson: Mitt again, Romney re-emerges for likely WH bid

Chuck Norris: Happy 1st Birthday, Tea Party Movement!

Hill: Chairmen stiffing DCCC on dues despite tough electoral year
Boston Globe: Democrats midterm chances better than 94, Bill Clinton says
Marc Ambinder: Charlie Cook: Prophet Of Doom
CHB: GOP donors fed up with RNC boss Steeles high flying, expensive lifestyle

Politico: Rahm Emanuel takes heat over Dana Milbank column

Politico: ACORN 'dissolved as a national structure'
NY Post: ACORN shell of itself as it renames office

WaPo: Dick Cheney hospitalized with chest pains
AP: Former Vice President Dick Cheney hospitalized with chest pains
AP: Cheney Hospitalized After Chest Pains

Politico: Bob Dole hospitalized
AP: Bob Dole Hospitalized for Pneumonia


AP/Gormley: Poll sees Lazio gaining
Albany TU: Paterson: I'll do what needs doing
NYDN: Gov. Paterson not fazed by his plunging poll numbers
NYDN: Paterson: 'I'll Be Competitive'
NYDN: Gillibrand: Harold Ford sounds more like Sarah Palin than a New York Democrat
Hill: Hoffman lines up big-name support, but local backing up in air
Albany TU: Enviromental equality bill passes in Senate
NY Post: State sales-tax hit


SacBee: GOP engaging in 'bogus talk' on health care, Schwarzenegger says
SacBee: Lawmakers send budget bills to Schwarzenegger, but not tax solution
AP/Lin: Calif. Legislature take steps toward deficit trim
SacBee: Democratic group demands Meg Whitman release tax returns
Dan Walters: Rosy scenario peddled as California budget savior


CQ Politics: Poll: Nevada Senate Race Tighter With Tea Party Candidate
CQ Politics: Amodei Drops Out of Nevada Senate Race


Dallas MN: Texans turning out in big numbers for primaries
Dallas MN: Social conservative faces tough battle for state ed board seat


Rasmussen: Florida GOP Senate: Rubio 54%, Crist 36%
St. Pete Times: As Crist poll numbers slide, staffers leave campaign
Miami Herald: Some key Crist aides are leaving campaign
NYT: Crist Defends Decision to Accept Stimulus Funds
Politico: Charlie Crist: No regrets for hugging Barack Obama
WaPo: Marco Rubio, life of the party

St. Pete T: By resigning, Sansom ducks Florida House ethics case but not criminal inquiry
PBP: Crist sets special election to replace ex-House speaker who resigned

CQ Politics: Florida 25: More Than Just an Open Seat


Rasmussen: Georgia Governor: Top GOP Contenders Slightly Ahead of Democrats Barnes
AJC: Rasmussen poll: Could Roy Barnes be fading in race for governor?
AJC: State lawmakers consider tax increases to balance budget


Chicago Trib: Daley, Senate chief call for income tax hike, spending cuts to fill budget hole
AP/Bellandi: Cullerton asks Brady to reveal budget fix
AP: Presidential BFFs: 2 Chicagoans play Obama's sidekicks
CPR: No Finality Today in GOP Race for Governor


Indianapolis Star: Daniels leaves door to presidential bid ajar
AP: Ind. gov opens door to 2012 GOP presidential run

Indianapolis Star: Hill is open to run for Senate
Wash Times: Editorial: Sen. Bayh's party hacks


Rasmussen: Iowa Senate: Grassley Still Outdistances Democratic Challengers
Rasmussen: Iowa Governor: Culver Trails in Re-election Bid


Star Tribune: DFLers pass $1B spending bill despite veto threat


TMJ4: Neumann Begins Running Ads In Gov.'s Race


American Thinker: The Man Who Wants to Take Murtha's Seat for the GOP
CQ Politics: Testing the Murtha Connection
CQ Politics: Murtha District Director To Run for His Seat
CQ Politics: Pennsylvania: Pasquerilla Backs Murtha Staffer
NYT: Murthas Widow Not Running

CQ Politics: Williams Says He Has Nearly $2 Million For Pennsylvania Governor Run


McClatchy: Voinovich, 4 other GOP senators help advance jobs bill
Cleveland PD: John Kasich's old land deal gets new attention with his run for governor
CQ Politics: Traficant Still Teasing


Detroit News: Voters pick next 'nerdy' gubernatorial ad for Snyder
Detroit News: Supporters pony up $40K for Kilpatrick
Detroit News: Granholm urges bipartisanship


Daily News: Roy Blunt campaigns with job growth message
AP: Mo. candidacy filing begins Tuesday for 2010 elections; US Senate seat top contest


American Spectator: Tea Party Tennessee


CQ Politics: Grayson Airs Coal Ad in Eastern Kentucky
AP/Alford: Grayson airs Ky. TV ad attacking Rand Paul on coal


News-Record: Burr officially running again


Palmette Scoop: Marco Rubio coming to SC
State: Bauer not only American blaming the poor


WaPo: Editorial: A better path for charter schools in Virginia


Star-Ledger: N.J. Senate approves sweeping pension changes for public employees
Star-Ledger: N.J. acting treasurer, Assembly committee spar over Christie's budget cuts
Star-Ledger: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg remains at N.Y. hospital for cancer treatment


Boston Globe: Local GOP committees report surge in wake of Browns Senate victory
CQ Politics: Brown in Bulls-Eye of New TV Ad
Dana Milbank: From the bluest of states, a red senator of a different color
AP/Taylor: Analysis: Brown revives GOP moderates' pivot role

Boston Globe: Top consultant is off the payroll of Mihoss struggling campaign

Boston Globe: Delahunt faults Braintree police; lawyer points finger at troopers
Boston Globe: Witness reported talk of revenge in bomb case


February 22, 2010


Wash Times: GOP leader rejects obstructionist label
Newsweek: How the GOP Sees It

WaPo: In the Senate, a test for Democrats' scaled-down jobs bill
NYT: With the Senate Set to Vote on Jobs Bill, Governors Say They Still Need Assistance
AP/Taylor: McConnell: GOP may support jobs bill
Politico: Three who could make, break jobs bill
AP/Adcox: Lawmakers in 44 states warn Congress
Politico: Some governors dodge voter anger
Politico: Dem govs want more from jobs bill
Hill: Obama toasts governors and their bipartisanship

WSJ: Vindicating John Yoo: Bush lawyers acted ethically, unlike their accusers
London Times: To kill or not to kill terrorists: thats the question
AP/Sullivan: Homeland chief: Domestic extremism is top concern

American Spectator: White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennett Races

WSJ: Obama to Seek Curbs on Insurance Hikes
NYT: Obama to Urge Oversight of Insurers Rate Increases
WaPo: Obama proposal targets insurance-rate increases
Politico: Barack Obama to call for control over insurance rate hikes
WSJ: Bailout Anger Undermines Geithner
Politico: Toyota: Dems 'not industry friendly'
Wash Times: Federal stimulus rules handcuff some agencies
Hill: Stimulus attacks help Democrats gain first real traction in weeks
WSJ: Federal Credit-Card Law to Create New Traps for Consumers
Arthur Levitt: Risk and Discipline in the Financial Markets
Rivkin & Casey: Why Gridlock in Washington Is Good
Time: Fixing the Senate by Forcing Real Filibusters
Big Govt: Jesse Jackson Sr. Blames Unenforced Civil Rights Law For Housing Crisis, Denies His Own Involvement Shaking Down the Banks

Wash Times: Prospects for health care summit in doubt
Hill: McConnell: 'Not clear' if GOP can block majority-vote tactic on healthcare
Hill: Sen. Ben Nelson unsure if healthcare reform efforts will have 'happy ending'
Wash Times: Republicans' health care summit trump card
WSJ: States Look Beyond Washington on Health
Politico: Summit spin: Real effort or photo op?
WaPo: 'Cadillac tax' on health plans would hit union and nonunion jobs equally
Politics Daily: Most Oppose Health Care Plan Until They Hear the Specifics, Poll Says
EJ Dionne: The elephant at the health-care summit
Human Events: Why The AMA Needs Replacing
American Thinker: Teaming up with the Democrats on Healthcare Reform?

NYT: Obama to Propose New Reading and Math Standards
WaPo: Obama wants education benchmarks to meet higher standard
WSJ: No (Tenured) Teacher Left Behind

Guardian UK: Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels
WaPo: Wide variance in products that qualify for federal Energy Star program
Human Events: Global Warming Skeptics' Trifecta
WaPo: Editorial: Climate insurance

Wash Times: Parks open to holders of concealed guns

AP: Federal Officials Unveil Blueprint for Great Lakes

Wash Times: Tea partiers energize CPAC
LA Times: Conservatives draw up a new 'Contract'

Politico: Mike Huckabee rips CPAC (with video)

American Spectator: Ron Paul's Party
American Thinker: CPAC's Odd Ending

WaPo: Republican presidential candidates line up for 2012 race
Hill: Pawlenty: Forces 'very obviously' favor Republicans in 2012
NYDN: Bloomberg in '12? MN Indep Party wants Mike to seriously consider running for prez
Politico: Pawlenty says he'll "sketch out" future in '11
WSJ: GOP's Demographic Wager: Wooing Latino Candidates
WaPo: Democratic senatorial candidates vie to be seen as outsiders

Politico: John Cornyn: GOP can't count chickens yet
Jed Babbin: Previewing Conservatives for 2010
CQ Politics: Senate Faces Serious Brain Drain Next Year
CQ Politics: Staying Mum and Winning Races: NRSC's Rob Jesmer
Politico: Issues tabled, left still professes hope
CQ Politics: DCCCs Vogel Translates Rahm and Races
CQ Politics: What Do Voters Want? Legislators or Ideological Voting Machines?
American Spectator: Party Time for the Right: Are conservatives celebrating too soon?

Wash T: Obama tops Bush at ducking reporters: No formal press conference in 215 days
Wash Times: Editorial: Obama the philosopher king
Politico: Colin Powell doesn't regret Obama vote
Hill: Powell: No regrets in backing Obama
Boston Globe: Obamas spiritual life takes more private turn
Politics Daily: Latest Round-Up of Obama Poll Ratings by State
Rasmussen: Daily Pres. Tracking Poll: Only 22% strongly approve Obama - lowest ever

WSJ: The Case for Gasoline Sanctions on Iran
American Thinker: Time for America to Act on Iran
American Thinker: What Iran Sanctions Won't Do and What They Can Do
Fareed Zakaria: Palin's high-risk advice: Why Iran's dictators can be deterred
American Thinker: I Am Sarah Palin's Brain


KDF: State needs fixing, Lazio tells Dutchess GOP gathering
NYT: Paterson, Before Meeting Obama, Hones Message
NYDN: Paterson turnout in Buffalo exceeds campaign estimates after 200 supporters show
Buffalo News: Splash not big, but governor in the swim
NY Post: Paterson announces he's running for governor amidst pathetic turnout
NY Post: Paterson aide scrambles to explain football trip with bizman
Hill: Zuckerman says he's undecided on Senate challenge in N.Y.
Mike Lupica: In New York politics, if you can't make it in here, you can't make it anywhere
NYDN: Republicans nominate ex-Councilwoman Helen Sears to run for Monserrate's seat
NYT: NY Citys Public Hospitals Fear Huge Loss in Subsidies


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WSJ: Pombo Embarks on Fresh Path
LA Times: Nine candidates see themselves as attorney general
Hill: Schwarzenegger: GOP stimulus attacks, then praise of projects hypocritical
Dan Walters: Workers' comp battle awaits new governor
SF Chronicle: Editorial: Whitman - out of hiding, finally?


RGJ: Nevada Republicans cover all bases at Lincoln Day dinners
Wash Times: New party brings its own 'tea' to election


CQ Politics: McCain Teams with NRSC to Raise Money


McClatchy: Perry seems headed to victory in surprising Texas primary
DMN: Perry skips White House dinner (and National Governors Association meeting, as usual)
Dallas MN: Outside money pours into Texas House race in Irving


Palm Beach Post: New Florida GOP leader: 'Our enemies are liberal media, Democrats'
Florida Insider: New Florida GOP Chair John Thrasher has problems right away
Miami Herald: Sansom resigns seat on eve of Florida House inquiry
St. Pete Times: Sansom resigns House seat on eve of ethics trial
St. Pete Times: Sansom's resignation letter (.pdf)
Howard Kurtz: Scientology Church hires reporters to investigate the St. Pete Times


AJC: Georgia praised for customer service


Chicago Sun-Times: State GOP pressures Giannoulias to answer bank questions
Chicago Sun-Times: 'Doomsday is here for the state of Illinois'


Hill: Rep. Paul Ryan rules out presidential bid in 2012; leaves door open to VP nod


WaPo: Bayh's departure worries Indiana Democrats
Hill: Bayh lists reforms he says would reduce Senate partisanship


PP: After Pawlenty's veto of health care bill, can new House minority leader sustain it?
Star Tribune: Pawlenty's weekend in Washington


Danville News: GOP banner stolen
AP: Pa. governor wants White House to revamp strategy
Philadelphia Inquirer: With no I-80 tolls, a $450 million gap looms


Columbus Dispatch: State smoking ban has cost $2 million


Detroit News: Tax battles may drive voters to the polls
Hill: Dingell criticizes slow to act Senate on taking up food safety bill
Detroit News: Feds plan Kilpatrick charges


Columbia Missourian: Missouri officials consider campaign limit reversal


CTFP: Gubernatorial field focus on job growth and spending cuts


Politics Daily: Eric Holder Touts Police Hires as Stimulus Tour Lands in Charlotte


Post & Courier: How will Tea Party flavor state GOP?
AP: Legislators take up state budget debate


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