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January 7, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Pelosi Says Lawmakers 'Very Close' to Melding Health Bills
Wash Times: Pelosi: Democrats 'close' on health care
Politico: Nancy Pelosi takes swipe at President Obama's campaign promises
Hill: Pelosi: Healthcare vote 'possible' in January
Politico: Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Bribes' infect health reform
Time: What Health Care Reform Means for the States
WSJ: Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill
AP/Kinnard: State AGs make appeal over health care deal
WSJ: More Health Aid Gets Backing
NYT: Democrat Wears Scorn as Medal in Abortion Fight
WaPo: How interest groups behind health-care legislation are financed is often unclear
NYT: Obama Urges Excise Tax on High-Cost Insurance
WaPo: Health-care reform bill's proposed tax on high-cost plans raises questions
Newt Gingrich: Meaningful reform still needed

Hill: Grand jury indicts accused airline bomber on six counts in attack
WSJ: Airliner-Bombing Suspect Indicted
NYT: Nigerian Indicted in Terrorist Plot
WaPo: Detroit airline bomb suspect indicted
Detroit News: Bomb plot suspect indicted
WaPo: After attempted airline bombing, effectiveness of intelligence reforms questioned
NYT: Security for Terrorism Trials Estimated at $200 Million a Year
WaPo: Republicans put new hold on TSA nominee Erroll Southers
James Taranto: Flight 253: Obama's Wake-Up Call?
Human Events: Brennan Behind Terrorism as Crime Policy
LA Times: More former Guantanamo detainees returning to militant activity, Pentagon says

NYT: Some at Fed See a Need to Do More for Housing
WaPo: Dodd's retirement decision may boost chances for financial regulatory overhaul
Karl Rove: Obama's Fiscal Fantasy World: Spending is up nearly 24% since Bush
Politico: President Obama starts 2010 with 50 percent approval

LA Times: UCLA study says legalizing undocumented immigrants would help the economy

WSJ: Salazar Toughens Rules for Drilling on Federal Land
NYT: Interior Chief Vows Scrutiny of Oil and Gas Leases

WSJ: Departures Shake Democrats
NYT: Democrats Wary After Two Senators Decide to Retire
WaPo: Dodd, Dorgan and Ritter to retire as Democrats face difficult midterm election year
Wash Times: Democrats' retirements add burden for Obama
Wash Times: Departures called 'profound loss' for Senate 'expertise'
Human Events: Democratic Senators, Govs Hang it up
WSJ: GOP Struggles to Capitalize
EJ Dionne: What Dorgan's retirement and other exits mean for the Democrats
Dana Milbank: Sen. Dodd announces retirement with dignity -- and honesty
Dick Morris: Dorgan and Dodd quit sinking ship
Hill: Senators poised to take on panel chairman posts of retiring Dems
AP: Open Senate seats
Politico: Unresolved questions for 2010
Politico: Democratic majorities safe, for now
Time: Senate Retirements Highlight the Democrats' Uphill Election Fight
CQ Politics: Retirements and the 60-Seat Horizon
Politico: RGA gears up for 2010 races
Hill: Poll: Self-identified Dems below 50 percent for first time since 2005
Rush Limbaugh: Obama is Destroying His Party

Wash Times: Steele's side pursuits drive away big donors

NY Post: White House budget director ditched pregnant girlfriend for ABC News gal
NY Mag: Orszag Proposed Six Weeks After His Baby Was Born - to Someone Else
Hill: Orszag acknowledges out-of-wedlock child
NYDN: Obama budget boss Orszag admits love child with heiress, is engaged to ABC beauty

Ann Coulter: If You Can Find a Better Deal, Take It!

Rush Limbaugh: Rush on His Health Scare in Hawaii

NEW YORK

NYT: Paterson Says Legislators Put State in Danger
Albany TU: A state under siege
Albany TU: Text of the speech
NYDN: Hundreds in room for State of the State speech but only Paterson & Cuomo matter
NYT: Senate Subpoenaed for Records on Espada
NYDN: AG Cuomo turns up heat on Espada with new subpoena over Senate expenses
NYT: Is Punditry a Prelude to a Race in New York?
CQ Politics: Altschuler Banks $750,000-plus in N.Y. 1
Human Events: Gillibrand Can Be Beaten
NYDN: Dems rally around Gillibrand as ex-Tenn. pol Harold Ford Jr. eyes run for NY seat
NY Post: Gov bids to expose lawyer pols' $ecrets
NYDN: Lawmakers in Albany on the brink of clinching deal on ethics reform

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Guard service a key to candidate Brown
Politico: Health bill at issue in Mass. special
Boston Globe: Key Kennedys endorsing Coakley
Joan Vennochi: Browns best hope is a chilly Coakley

Boston Globe: Cahill expected to name ex-lawmaker as running mate

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Connecticut Attorney General Says Hell Seek Senate Seat, and Is Quickly Embraced
Boston Globe: Conn. AG quickly surfaces as potential Dodd successor
Hartford Courant: Blumenthal, At Long Last, Leaving His Comfort Zone
NYT: Citing Tough Race, Dodd Steps Aside
WaPo: Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd's retirement improves Democrats' chances for seat
Rasmussen: 2010 Connecticut Senate: Dodd Struggles Against All Republican Challengers
CQ Politics: Dodd Departure Boosts Democrats Prospects

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: An ambitious exit strategy for Schwarzenegger
NYT: Schwarzenegger Seeks Shift From Prisons to Schools
SacBee: Transcript of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivering State of the State address
SacBee: Prop. 8 trial tape might be shown on Web

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Reid is labeled most vulnerable incumbent

COLORADO

Denver Post: Salazar gets White House OK for run
WSJ: Colorado's Gov. Ritter Ends Bid for Re-Election
NYT: Colorado Governor Will Not Run Again
WaPo: Salazar dodges questions about possible run for Colorado governor
Rasmussen: 2010 Colorado Governor: McInnis 48%, Ritter 40%

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Control of the Texas House in flux, with elections in N. Texas being significant

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: 2010 Arkansas Senate Race Still A Referendum on Lincoln
Daily Kos: AR-Sen: Time for Lincoln to retire

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Quick choice of Sen. John Thrasher for GOP chairman doesn't please all
Florida TU: Thrasher can't serve 2 masters at the same time
Jacksonville Observer: Day Considers Run for RPOF Chair, Thrasher Still Favored
SunSentinel: Sharon Day, the next Florida Republican Party chairwoman?
Wash Times: 'Tea party' head warns GOP of Fla. repeat
NYT: The First Senator From the Tea Party?
Miami Herald: McCollum outraises Sink in 4th quarter

GEORGIA

Athens BH: Editorial: New secretary of state in tough political spot
AJC: Three states seek to keep water rights talks secret

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: Hughes Hits the Airwaves With First TV Spot

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Wade Rules Out Challenge To Walz in Minnesota

NORTH DAKOTA

Politico: Democrats woo MSNBC host Ed Schultz for Senate
Rasmussen: 2010 North Dakota Senate: Hoeven 58%, Dorgan 36%
Politico: Dorgan would serve in Obama cabinet

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Rematch Tussle for Pennsylvanias Kanjorski

OHIO


Hill: Sen. Brown: 'You can bet' Nebraska's special deal on healthcare will be nixed

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Cox criticizes Obama over carp: He wants to meet with president on issue
Detroit News: Rumors fly over Dem candidates for governor
Detroit FP: New blood in race could hurt GOP: Dillon a good swap for Cherry, experts say
Detroit News: Michigan's wind energy industry sputters

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri General Assembly opens 2010 session with pledges for ethics

NEBRASKA

Fremont Tribune: Nelson: We should have waited on health care
Politico: Nelson: Health care before economy was "mistake"

TENNESSEE

TimesNews: Tenn. governor rejects legal challenge until Congress passes health bill

NORTH CAROLINA

Winston-Salem Journal: Senate aspirant raises $320K

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politics Daily: Lindsey Graham Dismisses Censure by Third County Republican Party in S.C.

VIRGINIA

CQ Politics: Virginia Rep. Perriello Issues 85-Page "Annual Report"

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Dixon agrees to resign effective Feb. 4
AP: Baltimore Mayor to Step Down

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Christie warns cities: You can't look to Trenton for aid
Star-Ledger: Editorial: Gov.-elect Chris Christie's smart move on appointments
San Diego UT: Chargers Runyan a genial giant off the field















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January 6, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Dodd, Dorgan Set to Depart Senate
Politico: Top Democrats head for the exits

WaPo: Democrats holding final intraparty talks on health-care reform
NYT: Republicans Join Call for Live Coverage of Health Talks
WSJ: Democrats Circle the Wagons as Health Talks Restart
NYT: House Democrats to Pursue Health Bill Changes
Hill: Pelosi to bear heavy lifting in selling centrist-influenced health plan to left
Hill: House Dems expect health compromise with Senate, but cool on public option
Hill: Dems agree that House will take up, tweak Senate healthcare bill
Politico: Dem leaders to forgo conference
Politico: Cantor highlights 37 potential swing votes
Wash Times: Reforms bode ill for tax-free health accounts
WaPo: Health bills would shift Medicare money to Mayo and other 'high-value' hospitals
WSJ: The Tom DeLay Democrats: So much for the President's pledge of C-Span transparency
Newt Gingrich: Harry Reids Corrupt Christmas Present

NYT: Obama Says Plot Could Have Been Disrupted
WSJ: President Says U.S. Missed Key Bomb Clues
WaPo: Attempt to bomb airliner could have been prevented, Obama says
WSJ: U.S. Retools Military Intelligence
Politico: Sessions: Jihadi rehab tied to terror
Wash Times: Obama pledges changes on security
WaPo: Return of Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay is suspended
Reuters: U.S. Suspends Guantanamo Prisoner Transfer to Yemen
Politico: No Yemen transfers 'at this time'
WaPo: Former bin Laden bodyguard is among ex-guerrillas in Yemen
WSJ: The Ramzi Yousef Standard: The Administration has ways of making terrorists not talk
WSJ: One 'Allegedly' Too Many: In her raw and disastrous way, Janet Napolitano is revealing
WaPo: Editorial: President Obama offers candid diagnosis of Flight 253 bombing attempt
Thomas Friedman: Jihadists are a political & moral problem for the Arab-Muslim system
Michael Gerson: Airline attack shows Obama's listless approach to terrorism
James Taranto: The War on Christmas: At least we won't have to start calling it "12/25"
Dick Morris: The consequences of Obama: Terrorism is back
Sarah Palin: Its War, not a Crime Spree
Jed Babbin: No Civilian Trials for Terrorists
Pat Buchanan: Nuclear Poker with Iran

NYT: Promise to Trim Deficit Is Growing Harder to Keep
NYT: New Year but No Relief for Strapped States
WaPo: Conflicting housing, factory data show fragility of economic recovery
WSJ: Why Taxing Stock Trades Is a Really Bad Idea

Hill: Grassley wants answers on handling, cost of 'Cash for Clunkers' program

WSJ: Salazar to Toughen U.S. Drilling Rules

CQ Politics: Senators Present a Framework for Compromise on Climate Change

NYT: Court Backs War Powers Over Rights of Detainees
WaPo: Appeals court upholds ruling to detain terror suspect

AP/LaCorte: Fed judges: Felons should get vote

WSJ: Russia Takes Aim at Asteroids: The dinosaurs never saw what hit them

WSJ: Watch Out for GOP Populism: Rep. Paul Ryan an enemy of business?

Wash Times: Recruits for 2010 put glee in GOP
John Fund: It's All Rasmussen's Fault: Look, a messenger! Somebody shoot him!
Dick Morris: The new two-party system
Politico: Steele: I'd join the tea parties
CBS: Tea Party Movement Plans "Strike" for Jan. 20
Hill: RNC chairman doubts GOP will win back the House this November
Telegraph UK: Could Republicans win back the Senate in 2010?

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Senator Dodd Will Not Seek Re-election, Democrats Say
WaPo: Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd won't seek reelection, will retire at end of term
NYT: Decision Sets Stage for Pitched Battle
CQ Politics: Connecticuts Dodd to Announce Retirement Wednesday

NORTH DAKOTA

NYT: Senator Dorgan of North Dakota Will Retire
Wash Times: Dorgan to retire; GOP sees opening
WaPo: Dorgan to leave Senate, giving Republicans chance to win North Dakota seat
Politico: Byron Dorgan's announcement surprises Democrats
CQ Politics: Dorgan Will Not Seek Re-election in 2010
Hill: Sen. Dorgan announces retirement

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Some saw Coakley as lax on 05 rape case
Boston Globe: In debate, Senate candidates seek to define differences
AP/Johnson: Campaign year shaping up as a brawl for Massachusetts
Politico: Right focuses on Mass.
Rasmussen: 2010 Massachusetts Senate: Coakley 50%, Brown 41%

Boston Globe: Bakers funding shatters records: Patrick foe raises $2.3m in months

Boston Globe: Searching for the GOPs Mr. Right

RHODE ISLAND

Warwick Beacon: Chafee attacked on all fronts

NEW YORK

NYT: Harold Ford Jr. Weighs a Challenge to Gillibrand

NYDN: Gov. Paterson's State of State address willl focus on state of finance mess
Albany TU: Paterson pushes for ethics reform
Albany TU: Lazio to Paterson: Be bold

NYDN: Skelos: 'Real possibility' Dems would join push to expel state Sen. Hiram Monserrate

NYT: Thompson to Run for Mayor in 2013
NYT: As Clout Grows, Working Families Party Faces a Question: Has It Reached Too Far?

CALIFORNIA


LA Times: Schwarzenegger to propose spending $500 million for worker training
SacBee: Poizner urges freezing state hiring, borrowing, spending
SF Chronicle: GOP's Steve Poizner has $17.5 million war chest

LA Times: Former Republican congressman Richard Pombo to run for California House seat
NYT: Pombo Loses an Ally in Comeback Bid
Wash Times: Feisty Pombo will run again
CQ Politics: Pombo Cites Reasons to Run in California 19

COLORADO

Denver Post: Ritter to withdraw from Colorado governor's race
WaPo: Colorado Governor Ritter to retire
Politico: Bill Ritter won't run for reelection
CQ Politics: Reports: Ritter to Retire in Colorado

Denver Post: State GOP chief Wadhams getting married

UTAH

CQ Politics: Utah GOP Rep. Chaffetz To Disclose Political Plans

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Chris Widener will challenge Patty Murray
Olympian: Republican Chris Widener says he'll also challenge Sen. Murray

TEXAS

Dallas MN: No serious challengers for Texas' U.S. House delegation
Star-Telegram: GOP gubernatorial debate will include all 3 candidates
Dallas MN: Hopefuls with 'Tea Party' ties take on Texas' U.S. House incumbents

FLORIDA

St. Pete Times: Power-broker Thrasher is anointed choice to lead Florida GOP
St. Pete Times: Bowing to pressure, Florida Republican Party chair Jim Greer steps down
Miami Herald: Under fire, state Republican chairman quits
NYT: Embattled Florida G.O.P. Chairman to Quit
Politico: Greer resigns in setback for Crist
CQ Politics: Greer Resigns as Fla. GOP Chairman, Thrasher Expected To Take Over

St. Pete Times: Prosecutor won't drop Sansom case

GEORGIA

Athens BH: Kemp in as secretary of state
AJC: Reed against Atlanta tunnel

ILLINOIS

AP/Tareen: Ill. Senate candidates say little on immigration
LA Times: McKenna signs no-tax pledge, Ryan considers leasing tollway
Chicago Trib: Early prison release program: Gov. Pat Quinn suspends 2nd Illinois program

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Pawlenty, legislators to give budget talks another shot
WXOW: Minn.'s Pawlenty makes his way to New Orleans

PENNSYLVANIA

Daily Times: Sestak committed to beating Specter

OHIO


Cleve PD: Mike DeWine and family to buy minor-league baseball team in Asheville, N.C.
AP/Seewer: Clinton fundraiser kicks off early Ohio campaign

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Lt. Gov. Cherry won't run for governor
Detroit FP: Lt. Gov. John Cherry won't run for governor
Detroit News: Cherry's exit leaves uncertainty in Democrats primary race
Detroit News: U.S. attorney vows swift action

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri GOP senators look into E. coli cover-up
AP: Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton set for arraignment

KANSAS

CQ Politics: Solid Democratic Recruit Changes Kansas 4 Rating

TENNESSEE

Kingsport Times-News: Ramsey asks Cooper for legal opinion on health care reform deal
Knox News: Ramsey premature in request on health care, Bredesen says
Commercial Appeal: Tennessee House hopefuls debate

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Senate hopeful: Stay the course

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Graham won't bow to 'political push back'
CQ Politics: S.C. Republicans Rally to Grahams Defense
Politico: Sen. Lindsey Graham censured, again
Hill: Graham censured by second local GOP

ALABAMA

Human Events: Parker Griffith in Trouble

VIRGINIA

ABC: Va. Gov-Elect: Inauguration to Be About Frugality
Richmond TD: Inaugural festivities include community service

NEW JERSEY

NYT: New Jersey Governors Brother: Asset and a Risk
Star-Ledger: Gov.-elect Chris Christie picks former colleague for head of homeland security
Star-Ledger: Corzine and Christie reach agreement over lame-duck nominations
Star-Ledger: Confirmation hearing for Christie's choice for attorney general is postponed







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January 5, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Dozens of Names Shifted to No-Fly List
WSJ: Deadlock Persists Over TSA Nominee
Politico: Republican defends TSA hold
Politico: TSA's echoes of Ashcroft
Hill: Former member of 9/11 Commission: Key recommendations not followed
Rep. Connie Mack: The Systemic Failures of the Obama Administration

NYT: In Yemen, U.S. Faces Leader Who Puts Family First
WaPo: Yemeni officials, fearing backlash, play down partnership with U.S.
WSJ: U.S. Reopens Embassy in Yemen

WSJ: CIA Blast Blamed On Double Agent
WP: Suicide bomber who attacked CIA post in Afghanistan was trusted informant from Jordan
NYT: Behind Afghan Bombing, an Agent With Many Loyalties

WSJ: Detainees in Pakistan Deny Plotting Terror
WaPo: Va. suspects in Pakistan say mission was jihad not terrorism
WaPo: Pakistan worried U.S. buildup in Afghanistan will send militants across border

NYT: Britain Informed U.S. About Nigerian, Official Says
NYT: Kenya Seeks to Deport Muslim Cleric to Jamaica

NYT: Court Upholds Conviction in 9/11 Case

Politico: Five things to watch at terror meet
Hill: DeMint backs off criticism of Obama

Wash Times: Dems look to skip formality on health bills
CQ Politics: House and Senate Likely to Bypass Formal Conference on Health Care Overhaul
AP: Health bill talks to bar Republican lawmakers
NYT: Health Spending Rises in 2008, but at Slower Rate
Hill: Recession drove down growth of healthcare spending for 2008
Politico: Health debate resumes with W.H. meet
Human Events: AMA Doesn't Speak for Most Doctors
Human Events: CBO: The Political Budget Office
CNS: States Warn Congress of Possible Lawsuit Over Nebraskas Cornhusker Kickback

NYT: C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists
NYT: For Cape Cod Wind Farm, New Hurdle Is Spiritual
Boston Globe: A decision in sight on Cape Wind dispute

NYT: Divergent Views on Signs of Life in the Economy
WaPo: U.S. manufacturing activity accelerates
NYT: How Visa, Using Card Fees, Dominates a Market

WaPo: Audit criticizes Justice Department threat-response program
NYT: Two Killed in Las Vegas Courthouse
Wash Times: Two killed in Las Vegas courthouse shootout

Wash Times: Making progress on pork busting

WaPo: IRS to regulate paid tax preparation

Hill: FTC set to examine cloud computing

Wash Times: Obama puts his mark on Oval Office decor



St. Pete Times: The man behind RedState.com shakes up the Republican Party

AP/Daniel: In new book, GOP chairman Steele criticizes post-Reagan Republicans
Human Events: Steele's Right Now Doesn't Sugarcoat GOP's Mistakes
NYT: GOP Chief: Republicans 'Screwed Up' After Reagan

LA Times: Swing states may be on the move

David Brooks: The Tea Party Teens
American Thinker: A Brief 2010 Republican Midterm Platform

WaPo: Republican retirements mount in House

Fox: Romney Will Visit Iowa During Book Tour
AP: Romney plans Iowa stop on book tour
Politico: Mitt Romney headed to Iowa

Politico: RGA, DGA announce record hauls

NYDN: Rush Limbaugh returning to the airwaves a week after hospital scare

NEW YORK



Politico: Peter King weighs Senate run again
Hill: Rep. Pete King reconsidering run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

NYT: Paterson Seeks Overhaul to Combat Corruption
NY Post: $queeze & freeze: Gov urged: Nix raises in fiscal crisis
NYDN: Budget advice: Slash pork barrel spending, freeze pay of state government workers
NYDN: Critics drill Gov. Paterson on water plan

NYT: Even in G.O.P., Lazios Bid for Governor Is Hard Sell

NY Post: De Blasio-WFP pols in alliance

Albany TU: Savage vs. Farley or Tedisco?

MASSACHUSETTS



Boston Globe: Brown and Coakley clash over terror suspects rights
Weekly Standard: Poll: Republican Scott Brown Trails by 11 in Mass. Senate Race
Politico: Curt Schilling endorses Scott Brown in Mass. Senate race
Hill: McCain, Schilling back Brown in bid for Sen. Kennedy's former seat
NRO: Scott Brown's Truck Might Have More Miles Than Fred Thompson's Red Pickup

RHODE ISLAND

NYT: Ex-Senator Runs for Governor in Rhode Island as Independent
NYT: Chafee Announces Bid for R.I. Governors Seat

CALIFORNIA

Stockton Record: Pombo to run for congress in 19th district
Fresno Bee: Pombo to seek Radanovich's seat
CQ Politics: Pombo Will Run For Radanovich's Seat

SacBee: Tiny California office delaying stimulus projects, watchdog says
Dan Walters: Prop. 34 was designed for laundering

COLORADO

CQ Politics: Tough Climb in Colorado Puts Bennet in a Tossup

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas Gov. Rick Perry has toiled to steer clear of George W. Bush's shadow
Dallas MN: Texas Democrats optimistic they'll break string of losses in statewide races
Austin AS: Republicans are favorites to keep statewide offices
AP/Shannon: Texas filing period ends, primary season begins
Houston Chronicle: Battle lines emerge in March primaries
Star-Telegram: 3-way race develops to challenge Dewhurst in November
Dallas MN: Tough fights for Texas House shape up in Dallas area
Dallas MN: Collin County judge race reflects GOP divide, heads up packed primary ballot
Star-Telegram: Republicans will vastly outnumber Democrats on the March ballot
Dallas MN: At a glance: Candidates for statewide offices

FLORIDA

Capitol News Service: Former Republican Leaders Call for Greer to Step Down
Tall Dem: Former Republican legislative leaders join others in demanding Greer's resignation
St. Pete Times: As pressure builds, Greer says Florida GOP raised $4.5 million
St. Pete Times: Under fire, Florida emergency management director resigns
St. Pete Times: What the Florida Legislature needs is a few good candidates
St. Pete Times: Prosecutor plans revamped Sansom criminal case

GEORGIA

AJC: Atlanta's new mayor: Make sure we're not a city too busy to love'

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald welcomes first child
Chicago Tribune: Rod Blagojevich to be on Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich to compete on 'Celebrity Apprentice' for charity

INDIANA

AP/Smith: Indiana Lawmakers to Take up Property Tax Caps

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Skilled politician's latest trick finds its way to court
AP/Bakst: Pawlenty special session offer gets cool reception
MPR: Spending cuts a top issue for Minn. legislators in 2010
PiM: GOP field director pops the question

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Bill Clinton, Joe Biden lending support to Gov. Ted Strickland
AP: Former Romanian spy backing Republican candidate for Congress

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Terror case to challenge new U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade
Detroit News: Gov. Granholm signs education reform bills

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri prepares for another budget battle
AP: Missouris lieutenant governor gives $100,000 to state auditor candidate Schweich

TENNESSEE

Kingsport TN: State party chief says Williams won't be on ballot as Republican
NPR: GOP Reiterates Party Status of Kent Williams

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Burr: Obama should copy Bush on terror

SOUTH CAROLINA

CBS: GOP Rep. Henry Brown to Retire
Palmetto Scoop: Browns departure leaves wide open Congressional race
Politico: Hartnett mulls bid for Brown seat
State: Heated S.C. races brewing
AP/Adcox: SC high court refuses to suspend cuts for disabled

ALABAMA

NYT: Staff Quits After Ala. Congressman Switches to GOP

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Virginia Gov.-elect Robert McDonnell faces transportation crucible

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Harris launches 2010 campaign on earmark, deficit themes

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Odds Against Gay Marriage Grow With Setback in Trenton
S-L: NJ Assbly cmte approves bill allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition

HAWAII

Wash Times: Native Hawaiian tribal rights bill spurs row

Politico: Abercrombie sets Feb. 28 date for resignation
CQ Politics: Abercrombie to Depart Feb. 28









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January 4, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: White House Says Terror Clues Were Missed but Saw No 'Smoking Gun'
Wash Times: Security pushed aside, GOP says: Obama priorities questioned
CNN: DeMint: Obama 'distracted' from protecting the country
WSJ: Deadlock Persists Over TSA Nominee
WaPo: Security adviser: No smoking gun to stop attack
Politico: Brennan: System worked 'every other day' in '09
WSJ: Taliban: CIA Attack Was Retaliation for Drone Strikes
Politico: Kean: Abdulmutallab 'did us a favor'
NYT: Some Backing for Napolitano in Wake of Remarks
Politico: Collins: early Napolitano comments 'bizarre'
Telegraph UK: Barack Obama's political response to 12/25 and his vulnerability on terrorism
Mike Lupica: Cheney's rants vs. Obama politicize war on terror

WaPo: U.S., U.K. close their embassies in Yemen over al-Qaeda threats
NYT: Threats Led to Embassy Closings in Yemen, Officials Say
WSJ: Yemen to Hold Six Returned Detainees Indefinitely
LA Times: Yemen dismisses Al Qaeda threat as 'exaggerated'
WSJ: Questions Emerge Over Suspect's Path
WSJ: Al Qaeda Threat Escalates

WaPo: Stepped-up screening targets fliers from 'terror-prone' lands
NYT: U.S. Intensifies Screening for Travelers From 14 Nations
CQ Politics: Lawmakers Question Procedures on U.S. Security
Jed Babbin: Merge the 'Terror' Lists to Prevent the Next Attack
Human Events: Profiling Hasan and Abdulmutallab

WSJ: The Real Blackwater Scandal: Another example of prosecutorial abuse in a political case
Hill: Iraq asks Blackwater employees to leave, will sue five guards

NYT: In Health Bill for Everyone, Provisions for a Few
Bob Graham & Jim Talent: H1N1 response shows need for better medical emergency plans

WSJ: Bernanke Says Rate Increases Must Be an Option
WaPo: Bernanke: Regulatory policy is best defense against housing bubble
NYT: Lax Oversight Caused Crisis, Bernanke Says
AP/Aversa: Bernanke seeks 'smarter' rules
Paul Krugman: That 1937 Feeling
WaPo: Editorial: Fannie and Freddie
CQ Politics: Political Economy: Turning Points

AP/Abrams: Senate weighs job creation vs. debt in bill

NYT: Legislators Work to Improve Laws on Runaways

LA Times: Supreme Court to weigh NFL and antitrust laws

Politico: GOP makes Obama foil in state races
Fox: GOP Financial Struggles Jeopardize 2010 House Election Bids
EJ Dionne: How Democrats can avoid a midterm rout in 2010

Rasmussen: Number of Democrats Falls to New Low, Down Six Points Since Election 2008

Hill: Reids, Bidens and Pauls to attempt to follow the Bushes and Kennedys

NEW YORK

NYDN: Rep. Charles Rangel says Andrew Cuomo won't dare run against Gov. Paterson
NYT: Suffolk County Executive Weighing Primary Challenge to Paterson
NYT: Criticized as Too Sedate, Public Advocates Office Intends to Get Louder

Hill: Schumer: Penalize foreign airports that have lax security

Newsday: GOP insiders: Mondello absence no snub of Mangano

LoHud: Astorino vows budget curbs, tax relief

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Senator John McCain endorses Scott Brown for Senate seat
Boston Globe: Republican gets McCains nod; rival adds to her list
Boston Globe: Abortion stances at odds, mostly

Hill: Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Lame-duck role may not suit Schwarzenegger
SacBee: Schwarzenegger sets the bar high for his last year in office

LA Times: Race to fill Orange County Assembly seat is calm and quiet

Dan Walters: California faces a tumultuous election year
Fresno Bee: Year full of key elections kicks off today

MONTANA

Missoulian: Montana has become purple state over past decade
Billings Gazette: Rehberg stance on compromise forest bill could be pivotal

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas' U.S. House delegation lacks serious challengers in either party

FLORIDA

Ledger: A Banner Year for Florida
Orlando Sentinel: Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer refuses to quit

GEORGIA

AJC: Unions, Democrats helped Reed pull off daring strategy in Atlanta

AJC: Obama effigy hanged in Jimmy Carter's hometown

AP/McCaffrey: States scramble for funds in crunch

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Illinois U.S. Senate election: Abortion issue divides candidates
AP/O'Connor: Med marijuana bill gets support from some in GOP
Chicago Tribune: Ill. candidates for governor on medical marijuana

MINNESOTA

AP/Bakst: Dayton takes on budget in governor's race: Ex-senator pushes tax increase

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh TR: Another tight budget, Republican governor could be in offing
Hill: Murtha to mark congressional milestone

OHIO


CQ Politics: More Favorable Ratings for Two in Ohio

Cleveland PD: Ohio lawmakers to return after contentious year

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: New year brings challenges for schools, state

MISSOURI

Politico: McCaskill: Nuts to hold up Southerss confirmation

KENTUCKY

ABC: Ky. Lawmakers Prepare to Tackle Budget, Gambling
Louisville CJ: Lawmakers split on how to deal with budget crisis

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Year two of race for governor begins
Commercial Appeal: Former Lt. Gov. John Wilder remembered by those he influenced
Knox News: Sundquists enjoy life in mountains

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: U.S. needs to cut spending, Libertarian says

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Henry Brown retiring
State: Sanford affair shows records not always preserved

ALABAMA

NYT: Alabama Democrat Casts His Lot With G.O.P.

VIRGINIA

NewsLeader: Charting new waters for schools
Roanoke Times: A term of crisis: Gov. Tim Kaine exit interview

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Last call for lame ducks in Trenton
NJ: Fisher staying ag chief?
AP: N.J. Gov. Corzine signs bill modifying handgun law



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January 3, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Petraeus Visits Yemen as U.S. Beefs Up Counter-Terror Ops
Politico: Petraeus' surprise trip to Yemen
NYT: Obama Says Al Qaeda in Yemen Planned Bombing Plot, and He Vows Retribution
WaPo: Obama ties airliner plot to al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate
CQ Politics: Obama Pledges Renewed Fight Against Terrorism
LA Times: Yemeni groups pose new set of terrorism threats
NYT: Yemens Chaos Aids the Evolution of a Qaeda Cell
WaPo: Al-Qaeda benefits from a decade of missteps to become a threat in Yemen
WaPo: Editorial: Soft on terror? Not this president
AP/Al-Haj: US Embassy in Yemen closes over al-Qaida threats
AP/Al-Haj: Yemen sends more troops to terror strongholds
AP/Selva: Britain, US to fund Yemen anti-terror unit
Hill: British prime minister says Obama agrees to fund Yemen police unit
AP/Elliot: Obama: Al Qaeda link in bomb plot
American Thinker: The Jihad Decade Cometh

CQ Politics: McConnell Cites Common Faith to Overcome Challenges
Hill: McConnell: America, as it did in 1777, will 'join ranks' in the new year

WaPo: Some foes of health-care bill hope courts will stop legislation
St. Pete Times: Is the health care bill in Congress constitutional?
WaPo: High court could be last stop in health fight
Hill: Nelson's office asked AGs to 'call off the dogs' on health probe
Hill: Hatch: Healthcare bill 'rich' for challenges on constitutionality
Tennessean: Nebraska health-care move is unconstitutional after all

WaPo: On issues like global warming and evolution, scientists need to speak up

WaPo: Census counts on partnerships to find hard-to-reach groups

NYDN: With estate tax dead for 2010, now is time for rich to kick the bucket tax free

WaPo: Cash-rich real estate investors trigger bidding wars, frustrate other buyers
WaPo: A religious response to the financial crisis
George Will: Avaricious developers and governments twist the meaning of 'blight'
NYT: Americans Doing More, Buying Less, a Poll Finds
AP/Abrams: Will Latest Jobs Bill Really Produce Jobs?

WSJ: Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donors

Bono: Ten for the Next Ten

Politico: 25 politicians to watch in 2010

AP/Sidoti: 2010 situation grows difficult for Dems
Politico: Low favorables: Dems rip Rasmussen

Examiner: 2010 U.S. House races preview



Boston Globe: Romney will hit key primary states on book tour

LA Times: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin top list of most admired women

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Health reform hurts, helps
NY Post: Liu, de Blasio have Bloomy in their sights
NYDN: Assemblyman Lou Tobacco faces off with suspected Staten Island crook

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Scott Brown from Wrentham, meet New Zealand Scott Brown
Sun Chronicle: Scott Brown and the polarization of national politics

CALIFORNIA

Hill: GOP hopeful Whitman seen taking the middle road in race to succeed Schwarzenegger
WaPo: California's scary sneak preview
NYT: To-Do List Grows for Leadership Group
SacBee: Campaign limits avoided
Dan Walters: Schwarzenegger needs to man-up on budget
AP/Lin: California faces more budget pain, cuts in 2010

NEVADA

Las Vegas Sun: A lot riding on midterm elections

COLORADO



Denver Post: Coffman's broken ankle stalls New Year's dancing
Wash Scene: Rep. Coffman breaks his foot; misses dancing on New Year's Eve

9News: Colo. taxpayers paid $200,000 for governor's photos

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Expect low blows, high volume from Perry, Hutchison
Dallas MN: At a glance: Why governor's race matters
Dallas MN: Ralph Hall, oldest U.S. House member: some factoids
Star-Telegram: Texas candidates pay top dollar for ammo about the opposition
SA News: Latino candidates awaiting right time

NEW MEXICO

Wash Times: Tea partiers protest Obama in New Mexico

FLORIDA



St. Pete Times: 2009's winner and loser could switch roles in 2010
Miami Herald: Crist begins decade fighting poll numbers
SunSentinel: Crist faltering: Time for the governor to look at Plan B. Or C. Or

GEORGIA

AJC: Atlanta Mayor-elect Reed: You will see action

ILLINOIS



Chicago Sun-Times: Hastert's son running for dad's old seat
Chicago Sun-Times: Abortions in Illinois reach 10-year high in 2008

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Treading lightly? Judge Gearin rules on unallotment

PENNSYLVANIA

Pocono Record: Corbett, AGs threatening the health care deal

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Strickland-Kasich could focus on the state's pocketbook
Cleveland PD: Public-pension tab in Ohio: $4.1 billion -- and growing
Cleveland PD: Retiree health funds running out of money

MICHIGAN

WaPo: Poll of Detroit residents finds grim conditions but optimistic outlooks
Detroit News: Bill would let Mich. voters register online

MISSOURI

KC Star: People and issues to watch in the 2010 Missouri & Kansas legislative sessions

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Sundquist wants more 'civil' and 'bipartisan' politics
Knox News: 2010 predictions: A Bredesen legacy
Tennessean: Bills include $307 million in projects for Tennessee
Jackson Sun: Kirkland seeks to replace Tanner
Examiner: Davis still feels of company of Blue Dogs

NORTH CAROLINA

Greensboro N&R: Politics in 10 are likely to be unpredictable

SOUTH CAROLINA

Times UK: Wife of cheating governor Jenny Sanford exacts a political revenge

ALABAMA

NYT: Risks of Switching Parties Are Clear

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Virginia maxes out credit card

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: A right turn for Baltimore county?

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: The man behind Gov.-elect Chris Christie's transition team
Star-Ledger: Mary Pat Christie readies for role as state's first lady



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January 2, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: GOP Seizes on Security as Issue
Politico: Democrats' worst nightmare: Terrorism on their watch
NYDN: Delta CEO says don't blame attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 - blame the feds
WaPo: Before vote, some senators knew of testimony error by TSA nominee Southers
CBS: TSA Nominee Faces New Problems
Kathleen Parker: National security is in President Obama's court
Sydney MH: Obama criticism intensifies over handling of Detroit bomber
Detroit News: Official reverses, confirms 2nd arrest from Flight 253
NPR: Delta CEO Demands Answers In Foiled Plane Bombing
AP/Weber: Delta CEO: Airlines not to blame for security lapses

LA Times: Opponents of a health insurance mandate mobilize
WSJ: ObamaCare on Drugs: A tax increase that will cause seniors to lose private benefits
WaPo: Senate health-care bill would still leave millions uninsured
Sen Orrin Hatch: Why the Health-Care Bills Are Unconstitutional
Politico: Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: 'Call off the dogs'

WaPo: Senator Mitch McConnell: better days ahead despite war, recession
LA Times: McConnell salutes the U.S. military, Obama orders reports on terrorism lapses

SciD: No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds

NYT: U.S. Lawyers Knew About Legal Pitfalls in Blackwater Case

NYT: U.S. Loan Effort Is Seen as Adding to Housing Woes

NYT: To Overhaul Immigration, Advocates Alter Tactics

WSJ: The States and the Stimulus: How a supposed boon has become a fiscal burden

AP: Clintons Release 2009 Donor List for Ex-Presidents Charitable Foundation
WaPo: Eclectic bunch of donors -- near, far, left, even right -- gave to Clinton group
AP/Theimer: Clinton donors include foreign governments

WSJ: Estate-Tax Repeal Means Some Spouses Are Left Out

NYT: Limbaugh Is Out of the Hospital
AP/Niesse: Limbaugh: No medical ailments found
AJC: Rush Limbaugh Leaves Hospital, Discusses His Chest Pain Scare
Politico: Rush: U.S. health system 'just fine'

WSJ: Obamas Lei Low on Hawaiian Trip

Dana Milbank: Fox News host Glenn Beck's national domination

LA Times: Ron Paul's ideas no longer fringe

Examiner: Political predictions for 2010: U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Iowa races
DailyMail: Charlie Cook: Every Republican incumbent may win
Examiner: U.S. Gubernatorial races preview, Part 1
Examiner: U.S. Gubernatorial races preview, Part 2

CQ Politics: Blue Dog PAC Lends Vulnerable Members a Hand

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

NYDN: Schumer's Other Plans
StarGazette: GOP banking on Reed against Massa to help erode Dem's grip
Albany TU: Governor promises decision on racino
NYT: For Bloombergs 3rd Term, a Humbler Start
Reuters: NY Mayor Bloomberg to promote immigration reform
NYT: Public Advocate Takes a Challenging Tone, and Thoughts of 2013 Are Near
Long Island Press: Mangano Sworn In As Nassau County Exec
Poughkeepsie Journal: Dutchess reverts to Republican control in 2010

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Gov.-elect Chris Christie swears in new Republican mayor in Parsippany
Daily Record: Christie keeps promise to Barberio in Parsippany

VIRGINIA

WSJ: Interview with Bob McDonnell: Back to GOP Basics
Daily Press: A decade of bi-partisan bloopership
WaPo: Winners & Losers of 2009

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: If furloughs go, state workers fear layoffs could be next
Contra Costa Times: California's political highs and lows of 2009

TEXAS

Dallas MN: At 86, Rockwall Republican Ralph Hall seeks 16th term in Congress
Lubbock AJ: Is new generation of South Plains legislators coming?

FLORIDA

Examiner: Tea Party PAC endorses Rubio for U.S. Senate in Florida
Examiner: Crist's Tailspin: Dec. polls place Rubio with larger, growing lead over Dem. Meek
Tampa Tribune: A look back at a decade of ups and downs

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Cole set to replace Handel as Ga. secretary of state
AJC: Rep. Jim Cole will be new Secretary of State
Examiner: Jim Cole tapped to be the next Georgia Secretary of State

ILLINOIS

AP/Tareen: Hastert's son tries to reclaim father's district

INDIANA

RedState: Indiana Press Notices Bayhs Health Care Lies

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Gearin's order changes 2010 game

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: There'll be no rest for Democrats in 2010

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Mo. political dynasties likely to face off in 2010

NEBRASKA



WSJ: Heat Rises on Nebraska's Nelson
John Fund: Ben Nelson's Purgatory

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: John Wilder dies: Capitol Hill loses a legend
Memphis CA: Former Lt. Gov. John Wilder dies at age 88
Knox News: Former Lt. Gov. Wilder dies
Memphis CA: 2010 rings in new laws for Tennessee
Examiner: Top 10 Tennessee political moments of 2009

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Rand Paul Has Praise for Tea Party Movement

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville CT: Democratic exits add to duties for Buncombe's Sen. Nesbitt

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: U.S. attorney Walt Wilkins thinks he has had an effect

MASSACHUSETTS

WBZ: Brown, Coakley Battle It Out In Campaign Ads

VERMONT

Bloomberg: Google executive running for Vermont governor post

NEVADA

AP: Nevada high court revises judicial conduct rules
Chuck Muth: 2009 top 10 conservatives in Nevada

COLORADO

9News: 2010 could be a contentious year in Colorado politics



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January 1, 2010



NATIONAL

WaPo: GOP attorneys general demand a change in Senate health-care bill
Wash Times: Dems brace for voter backlash on health
Rasmussen: 52% Fear They Could Be Forced to Change Insurance If Health Plan Passes
Politico: GOP banks on repeal push for 2010
Politico: GOP lawmakers stay vocal during break

WaPo: Investigators scrutinize Yemeni American cleric's ties to plane suspect
Rasmussen: 58% Favor Waterboarding of Plane Terrorist To Get Information
Detroit News: Witnesses say second man arrested in Flight 253 incident
Politico: Key GOP-er calls for intel hearings
Hill: Former chairman of the 9/11 commission: Flight 253 intel echoed lapses
American Thinker: In Defense of Profiling

WaPo: TSA nominee misled Congress about accessing confidential records
LA Times: White House defends nominee to head TSA, says delay is based on politics
AP/Elliott: White House defends its TSA nominee
WaPo: Ex-Homeland Security chief head said to abuse public trust by touting body scanners
Michael Chertoff: Former homeland security chief argues for whole-body imaging
Charles Krauthammer: A terrorist war Obama has denied
Peggy Noonan: Look Ahead With Stoicismand Optimism
Wes Pruden: Obama has little to show for '09

Politico: Napolitano on the hot seat, again
David Broder: Napolitano's 'no drama' competence shows her potential
NYDN: Firings possible over fumbled case of underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

NYT: Terror Attempt May Hinder Plans to Close Guantnamo

WaPo: Charges dismissed against Blackwater guards in Iraq deaths
NYT: Judge Drops Charges From Blackwater Deaths in Iraq
Wash Times: Blackwater contractors cleared in Iraq killings

NYT: A Busy Year for Judiciary, Roberts Says
WaPo: Supreme Ct Chief Justice Roberts opts not to ask Congress to raise judicial salaries

WSJ: Repeal of Estate Tax Creates Planning Dilemmas
WSJ: Mother Nature Gets Some Credit for Estate Tax Hiatus

Wash Times: Recovering economy's jobs loss slows

NYDN: Rush Limbaugh is in 'good, stable condition' in hospital after chest pains
AP/McAvoy: Limbaugh still hospitalized: Experienced chest pains on vacation

LA Times: GOP poised for comeback in midterm elections

NewsMax: Palin, Beck Vault Into Gallup's Top 10 Most Admired

NEW YORK

NYT: Paterson Claims Vindication on Budget Warnings
NYDN: Is Broke In The Eye Of The Beholder?

Hill: Rep. Massa challenges Cheney to debate

Observer: Edwards endorses Lazio in campaign for governor

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. Assembly Speaker says no action on gay marriage bill until Senate votes
Star-Ledger: Former N.J. assemblyman convicted of fraud granted early release

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Va. GOP names new executive director
News-Leader: Politics, budgets still hot in 2010

CALIFORNIA


SacBee: Whitman makes list of decade's most influential folks

LA Times: Judge orders Schwarzenegger to halt state worker furloughs
SacBee: Judge rules Schwarzenegger can't furlough 3 unions
AP: Judge Blocks Furloughs in California

LA Times: California ushers in new laws limiting trans fats, the paparazzi and more

ARIZONA

Hill: Former Rep. Hayworth inches toward McCain challenge in 2010

TEXAS

Durant DD: Texas shows its swagger in new population estimates
Hill: No rematch for Rep. McCaul

FLORIDA

Orlando Sentinel: McCollum joins other AGs in challenging health-care bill
St. Pete Times: For Gov. Charlie Crist, a battered image and uncertain future
St. Pete Times: Prosecutor: Court decision hurts his case against Sansom

GEORGIA

AJC: Perdue picks Cole as next Secretary of State

ILLINOIS

NYT: In Senate Race, the Illinois G.O.P. Is Digging Its Own Hole
Chicago Tribune: New Illinois laws for 2010 include no texting while driving

MINNESOTA



Star Tribune: Pawlenty digs in, will fight budget ruling
Star Tribune: Judge is no stranger to high-stakes political cases
GFH: Pawlenty fights judicial legislating

NYT: Ex-Minn. Senator Dayton Seeks Revival in Governor's Race

PENNSYLVANIA

PR Newswire: AG Corbett urges Congress to Strike Nebraska Provision from Health Care Bill
Pittsburgh TR: Census numbers point to Pennsylvania losing House seat
Pike County Courier: Toomey, Derk at Lincoln dinner

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Court denies Noe's appeal

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Report finds fewer Michigan legislators missing votes

KANSAS

CQ Politics: Kansas Legislator Ends Campaign Against GOP Rep. Jenkins

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: 8 from Frederick seek Weldon's GOP Md. House seat

NORTH CAROLINA

Fay Observer: Smoking ban tops list of new laws

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Coakleys camp says it has raised $5.2m, far more than rival
CQ Politics: Brown Raises $600,000 for Mass. Senate Race in December

CONNECTICUT

Hartford C: Rob Simmons Says Linda McMahon Is Using Donations To Try To Buy Support
Greenwich Time: Mastermind of GOP attack ads on McMahon payroll

NEVADA

Reno GJ: Nevada governor fires campaign aide for 'window dressing' remark
LA Times: Nevada Gov. Gibbons' ex-wife called 'window dressing'



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