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July 31, 2010



NATIONAL

LA Times: Maxine Waters faces ethics charges
NYT: Ethics Trial Expected for California Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Politico: Waters chooses ethics trial
Hill: Reports: Rep. Waters chooses trial rather than accept ethics charges

NYT: Panel Advises Reprimand, Not Expulsion, for Rangel
Hill: Democrat apologizes for talking about Rangel reprimand
WaPo: Rangel says colleagues who similarly sought donations were not punished
Hill: House ethics panel, Rep. Rangel spent two years going toe-to-toe
Wash Times: Obama on Rangel case: 'Very troubling'
Hill: Calls for Rangel to resign from House are on the rise
Politico: Speaker defends troubled majority
Rush Limbaugh: Pelosi and Rangel Head Up the "Most Ethical Congress in History"

NYT: Debate Heating Up on Plans for Mosque Near Ground Zero
WaPo: Jewish group says putting a mosque near Ground Zero will cause 'more pain'

WSJ: Arizona's Challenge to Immigration Ruling to Be Heard in November
Wash Times: Ariz. gov. considers changing law
WSJ: Young Illegals Out Themselves, Daring To Be Deported
Politico: GOP seizes on immigration memo
Examiner: Senator Lindsey Graham seeks to amend anchor-baby laws
Rush Limbaugh: The Backdoor Amnesty Memo

NYT: Army Broadens Inquiry Into WikiLeaks Disclosure
Hill: Key Republican demands intel audit

Hill: House passes oil spill response bill but Senate plans are uncertain
NYT: Oil Spill Officials Shift to Long-Term Concerns
NYT: House Passes Drilling Bill With Feature On Safety

WaPo: GDP report: Economic growth slows with 2.4 percent rate in second quarter
WSJ: The 2.4% Recovery
Politico: GOP: Obama policies 'anti-growth'

Wash Times: Senator wants answers about nominee's windfall

Hill: Black lawmakers irate over Emanuel's $1.5 billion promise to Sen. Lincoln

NYT: Obama Sees Auto Revival as a Success
NYT: Editorial: A Tougher Car Safety Agency
Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Have Been Pushing the Electric Car for a Hundred Years

WSJ: Democrats Under Fire Over Health-Law Reporting Mandate
Politico: President Obama takes out $700K health care ad
NYT: Senator Seeks Data on Artificial Hips and Knees
NYT: Stem Cell Trial Wins Approval of F.D.A.

NYT: Ben Nelson Says ‘No’ to Kagan
WaPo: Ben Nelson first Democrat to delare 'no' on Kagan
AP/Davis: NH Sen. Gregg is fifth Republican to support Kagan
Dallas MN: Hutchison to vote against Kagan
WREG: Tennessee's Bob Corker to vote against Elana Kagan

WaPo: Wyly brothers built an empire side-by-side
NYT: U.S. Had Long Suspected Billionaire Brothers of Evading Taxes
WSJ: Democrats Call on Republicans to Return Wyly Brothers' Donations
Dallas MN: Dallas' Sam and Charles Wyly curbed giving to GOP during SEC inquiry

NYT: Democrats and Republicans Receive August Instructions
Hill: House leadership details recess strategy
John Fund: Dueling Memos for Democrats

Hill: GOP could control House without majority, says top Republican

WSJ: Sites Feed Personal Details To New Tracking Industry
WSJ: What They Know About You

WaPo: Ore. inquiry into sex-assault claim against Al Gore dropped for lack of evidence
WSJ: Gore Won't Be Prosecuted on Masseuse's Allegations

Taranto: Sherrod v. Breitbart: What kind of journalist would cheer a defamation plaintiff?

Ted Nugent: We're the ones who allowed anti-Americans to take over America



NYDN: Sarah Palin to release a new book in November
Hill: Gingrich expects Palin to run in 2012

RCP: Four Things to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Buffalo News: Paladino clarifies 3rd-party stance
Albany TU: Paladino ’spoke hastily,’ reverses position
WSJ: Levy Makes It Official: He's Out

NYT: Police Scrutinized in Report on Paterson

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Battle for Latino voters heats up on California's airwaves

AP: Calif. Rep. Lungren caught speeding while on air

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Immigration divides conservatives among GOP

FLORIDA

SPT: Appeals panel sides with Rick Scott, says Bill McCollum not entitled to matching funds
CSM: Key Florida campaign-finance provision blocked by federal court
WSJ: Court Blocks Matching Funds for Florida Candidate

Politico: Band of others: Charlie Crist retools his bid

GEORGIA

AJC: Palin to campaign for Handel on Aug. 9
NYT: Palin to Make Georgia Campaign Appearance
Politico: Palin to swoop in for Handel
Atlanta BC: GOP governor runoff a test of philosophies

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Judge rules out copy of trial testimony for Blago jurors

Chicago Tribune: Judge removed from trial was hostile to prosecution, panel says

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Voting absentee? Better have a witness address

WISCONSIN

Rasmussen: Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 50%, Barrett (D) 43%

OHIO


Dayton DN: Former State Rep. Robert E. Netzley dies; served 40 years
Columbus Dispatch: Legislator hounded officials on spending

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Gov race hopefuls scramble for votes
Detroit FP: New ad attacks gubernatorial candidates Snyder, Hoekstra
Detroit News: Races wide open for both chambers

MISSOURI

AP: Mo. Senate race may narrow to Blunt, Carnahan

TENNESSEE

WBIR: Record spending in Tennessee GOP congressional primaries

NORTH CAROLINA

Fox Charlotte: GOP Candidates Talk Illegal Immigration in NC

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right
Atlantic: Ken Cuccinelli: The Next Tea Party Candidate?
Examiner: Ariz. ruling another division between McDonnell, Cuccinelli

NEW JERSEY

Bloomberg: NJ may forgo 2012 pension payment, Christie says

CONNECTICUT

Politico: Linda McMahon's world of wrestling

PENNSYLVANIA

Rasmussen: Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) 45%, Sestak (D) 39%

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Poll: Sandoval dominating Rory Reid
NYT: Nevada Candidate Accused of Making Disparaging Remarks

WASHINGTON STATE

Rasmussen: Washington Senate: Murray (D) 49% Rossi (R) 47%

COLORADO

Human Events: Tom Tancredo Goes Rogue

KANSAS

AP/Hanna: Kan. Senate race turns nasty as GOP seeks fighter









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July 30, 2010



NATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh: It's Don't Ask, Don't Tell in Arizona
Arizona Republic: Hundreds protest as Arizona's immigration law takes effect
NYT: Emotions Flare After Immigration Law Is Blocked
NYT: In Colorado, Debate Over Program to Check Immigration History of the Arrested
WSJ: U.S. Immigration Fight Widens to Native-Born
Fox: Lawmakers Consider Ending Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants
State: Graham: Deny their children citizenship
Wash Times: Memo outlines backdoor 'amnesty' plan
WSJ: Goodbye 'Sanctuary' Cities (via Google)
WaPo: Judge who ruled on Arizona law is well versed in immigration cases
Politico: Immigration advocates miss John McCain
Rich Lowry: The Hilarious Arizona Ruling
Eugene Robinson: In the short term, immigration ruling is a gift for the GOP
Edward Schumacher-Matos: President Obama should adopt the McCain border plan
Mort Kondracke: Hope Exists for Immigration ‘Down Payment’
Rush Limbaugh: Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Why Doesn't the Regime Partner with Arizona?

Politico: Jan Brewer files immigration appeal



WaPo: Static kill of BP well could begin over weekend
Hill: House Dems face resistance from their own on spill plan
WSJ: Hayward Defends Tenure, BP's Spill Response
WSJ: Lawyers Make Their Pitch for Venue of Oil-Claims Suits
NYT: Gulf of Mexico Has Long Been a Sink of Pollution
Rush Limbaugh: Rush Limbaugh, the "Obnoxious Anti-Environmentalist" was Right
Jonah Goldberg: A Crisis Gone to Waste

Kim Strassel: A GOP Energy Alternative (via Google)

NYT: Economists Expect Slower Growth in Second Half
NYT: Within the Fed, Worries of Deflation
WaPo: Foreclosure activity rises in most major metropolitan areas
Hank Paulson: Housing policy must be set on sustainable basis
Politico: Dem wants HUD secretary grounded
Hill: Lawmakers’ concerns about deficit slows passage of spending bills
Hill: As campaign gathers pace, Senate bills sink
Hill: Vote on Levin jobs bill pushed to Friday
Hill: Barney Frank: 'Zero chance' of Congress approving 'unpopular' value-added tax
Hill: Agencies plan spending spree to implement Wall Street reform bill
WaPo: Few in U.S. move for new jobs, fueling fear the economy might get stuck, too
NYT: Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling
David Brooks: The Growth Imperative
Paul Krugman: Curbing Your Enthusiasm
Michael Gerson: Facing up to bringing down entitlement spending
Steven Perelstein: The new division of labor: Adding profits, subtracting workers
WSJ: Beware the Balanced Budget Deal (via Google)

NYT: Republicans Block Bill to Aid Small Business
WSJ: Son of TARP: More politically directed credit, this time for small banks

Hill: Timing of Kagan vote to force GOP to decide quickly or work late

WSJ: Wyly Brothers Face SEC Fraud Charges
NYT: S.E.C. Charges Wyly Brothers With $550 Million Fraud
WaPo: SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud
WaPo: The Wylys respond

NYT: Gates Assails WikiLeaks Over Release of Reports
Oliver North: Leak City

NYT: White House Seeks to Clarify F.B.I. Powers vis-à-vis E-Mail
NYT: Editorial: Breaking a Promise on Surveillance
Wash Times: ACLU slams Obama's security policies

NYT: Nuclear Forensics Skill Is Declining in U.S., Report Says
WSJ: How the CIA Got It Wrong on Iran's Nukes (via Google)

WSJ: Democrats Under Fire Over Health-Law Reporting Mandate
Gingrich & Merritt: Who Decides on Health-Care Value? (via Google)
WaPo: Commonwealth Fund analysis highlights benefits for women in health-care overhaul

NYT: Obama Defends Education Program

Linda Greenhouse: Voting Behind Bars

James Taranto: Why the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact should die
Rick Moran: Why the Electoral College Matters



Peggy Noonan: Try a Little Tenderness: Chris Christie, not Tea Party (via Google)



Wash Times: Gillespie eyes big gains for GOP at state level
Hill: GOP predicts major state legislature gains this fall will help with redistricting

Politico: Boehner's own Karl Rove
American Spectator: Have the Republicans Learned Their Lesson?

John Fund: John Thune: A Presidential Dark Horse With Bright Ideas



Wash Times: Rangel hit with 13 ethics charges
Hill: Ethics brings 13 counts against Rangel
NYDN: Rangel still holding out hope as messy public trial on ethics charges looms
NY Post: 13 House raps wallop Rangel
NYT: Rangel Case Poses Test for Democrats as Elections Near
WSJ: Panel Begins Hearings on Rangel
NYT: In Details of Subcommittee’s Inquiry, a Revealing Look at Rangel’s Actions
NYT: Editorial: Congressman Rangel Faces His Peers
WSJ: The Rangel Dispensation: Ethics committee exposes mores of modern Washington
WaPo: Editorial: Ethics panel's Rangel counts show integrity restored
Politico: Charlie Rangel's tainted legacy
Michelle Malkin: The Enablers of Charlie Rangel



Politico: Decision near on Maxine Waters ethics case

NYT: Pelosi Defends Democrats on Ethics
Politico: Speaker defends troubled majority
Politico: Hoyer's prediction: Under 28 losses



Wes Pruden: Just another day at Ways and Means

Politico: Senate move lets Ensign aides testify

CQ: Recess Lesson: ‘There Is No Private’ Anymore

Rush Limbaugh: Postracial President: African-Americans are a "Mongrel People"
Wash Times: Ousted USDA employee Sherrod to sue blogger

Rush Limbaugh: Tracing Our Decent in Depravity

NEW YORK

Buffalo News: As Paladino gains ground, Lazio replaces campaign manager
WSJ: Lazio Taps a New Campaign Chief
NYDN: Lazio shakes up campaign team »
Politico: Departure from Team Lazio
Albany TU: Paladino: It’s about stopping Muslim conquest

NYDN: Gov. Paterson could still face civil ethics violations, fines and the boot
NYT: Report Suggests Paterson Allowed Evidence to Be Leaked
NYT: Editorial: Gov. Paterson's Non-Exoneration

Albany TU: Paterson: There will be over 1,000 layoffs
Albany TU: Paterson: I believe we’ll have a budget by Tuesday
Albany TU: Legislature’s coming back on their own on Tuesday

Politico: Mike McMahon fires 'Jewish money' aide

NYT: Judge Pares Fraud Case Involving a Political Consultant
NYDN: Pay-to-play trial looms for former Alan Hevesi aide Hank Morris

NY Post: Harlem to Rangel: resign

CALIFORNIA

CQ: Fiorina Cuts Into Boxer's Lead
SacBee: For Meg Whitman, Arizona law is OK ... for Arizona
SF Chronicle: State's top candidates bring wealth to resumes

Hill: California's new primary system faces court challenge

TEXAS

Dallas MN: 3 Dallas execs give $1 million each to target Reid, other Democrats

AP: Texas appeals EPA air-pollution ruling

OKLAHOMA

Rasmussen: Oklahoma Governor: Fallin (R) 57%, Askins (D) 36%

FLORIDA

SPT: Charlie Crist leads pack in latest U.S. Senate poll; Alex Sink trails slightly
Politico: Band of others: Charlie Crist retools his bid
Hill: Meek welcomes White House help
CQ: Quinnipiac Florida Poll: Undecided 35, Greene 33, Meek 23
Miami Herald: Poll: Candidates Rick Scott, Jeff Greene lead opponents

SPT: Ray Sansom plea deal scrapped when defendants balk at jail gang duty

GEORGIA

AJC: State GOP lawmakers weigh in on Nathan Deal’s side
AJC: On TV, Karen Handel hits Nathan Deal as ‘a corrupt relic of Washington’

ILLINOIS

Rasmussen: Illinois Governor: Brady (R) 44%, Quinn (D) 37%

Chicago Sun-Times: Judge rejects request from Blagojevich jury
Chicago Tribune: Jury asks to see prosecution's closing argument
NYT: Robert Blagojevich Following Orders, Then Just Following

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty’s invisibility may be presidential-race asset

WISCONSIN

Rasmussen: Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) 48%, Feingold (D) 46%

OHIO

Weekly Standard: As Ohio Goes . . .

MICHIGAN


Detroit FP: Poll results: Who's ahead in the Republican primary
Detroit FP: In Michigan governor race, GOP has 3-way toss-up
Detroit News: Snyder, Bernero ride ads to leads in governor polls
Detroit FP: Governor's race: Meet the candidates

Detroit News: Retirements, motivated GOP voters could change Michigan's delegate mix
Detroit News: 6 House races to watch
Detroit News: GOP, activists want Tea Party barred from ballots

WSJ: U.S. Warned on Corrosion Checks on Pipeline in Midwest Oil Spill

MISSOURI

Rasmussen: Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 49%, Carnahan (D) 43%

ARKANSAS

Hill: Emanuel throws $1.5B life preserver to farmers, aiding Lincoln

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: Louisville businessman running for governor

SOUTH CAROLINA

LA Times: Alvin Greene, A man way, way outside Beltway

LOUISIANA

Human Events: The Making of Bobby Jindal

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Be sure to put an asterisk on Virginia's budget surplus

WEST VIRGINIA

Hill: W.Va. senators unveil mine-safety bill

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Charges Dismissed Against Former Democratic Chief in Bergen County

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Kerry says he always intended to pay tax
Boston Globe: Senator’s wealth was long in coming and not always carried comfortably

WASHINGTON STATE

NYT: DeMint Backs Rossi in Washington

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Poll: Reid, Angle neck and neck
Human Events: The Two Faces of Harry Reid
Rasmussen: Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) 50%, Reid (D) 40%
Las Vegas RJ: Poll: Nevadans angry, pessimistic

Las Vegas RJ: Ensign aides cleared to testify to grand jury on senator's affair

ARIZONA

Dallas MN: McCain stakes out a harder line on illegal immigration

CQ: Arizona: McCain Backs Waring For Shadegg's House Seat

COLORADO

Denver Post: Republican state senators vent on gubernatorial situation
AP: Tancredo officially enters Colo. gov's race











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July 29, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Judge Blocks Arizona Law
Wash Times: Feds win round 1 against Arizona
WSJ: Ruling Is New Hot-Button Issue in Hot Season
WSJ: States Dealt Blow in Battle for Power
WSJ: What We're Doing to Secure the Border (via Google)
Arizona Republic: AZ immigration law injunction adds more turmoil to state's controversy
KPHO: Reaction To Immigration Law Ruling
LA Times: Court ruling unlikely to change politics of immigration
Hill: Judge blocks most controversial parts of Arizona immigration law
WaPo: Federal judge blocks key parts of Arizona immigration law SB 1070
WaPo: Editorial: A narrow rebuke of Arizona's immigration law
NYT: Judge Blocks Arizona’s Immigration Law
NYT: Ruling Against Arizona Is a Warning for Other States
NYT: Editorial: Showdown in Arizona
Rush Limbaugh: Judge Rips Guts Out of AZ Law: It's No Longer Illegal to be Illegal
Human Events: DoJ Lawsuit Against Arizona is Politics
Ben Shapiro: Judge Bolton: Judicial Activist

Hill: GOP focus on tax cuts for recess
WSJ: What Would Happen if the Bush Tax Cuts Expire
WSJ: Taxes: A Defining Issue
WSJ: Big Firms Win in Small-Business Bill
WaPo: A crossroads for the U.S. economy
NYT: Job Subsidies Also Provide Help to Private Sector
Rep. Paul Broun: A Prescription for Fiscal Discipline
Wash Times: Bank reforms to pinch consumer credit
NYT: Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling
Wash Times: OMB nominee got $900,000 after Citigroup bailout
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats, Not Mortgage Holders, are Villains of the Subprime Crisis

Fox: WikiLeaks' Crusade Against the U.S. Military
WSJ: WikiLeaks 'Bastards' (via Google)
Karl Rove: The Missing Word in Our Afghanistan Strategy

WaPo: Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data
Rush Limbaugh: Leftists Displeased, Surprised by Disappearing, Dispersing Gulf Oil

WaPo: What sank the Senate's climate bill

Hill: House passes first of 12 appropriations bills for 2011 on voice vote
Hill: High earnings for defense sector as budget cuts loom

WaPo: White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

AP/Davis: Key Republican calls Kagan a 'dangerous' nominee
Wash Times: Editorial: Kagan's Snowe job on gun rights

WaPo: Poll shows opposition to health care overhaul declining
Wash Times: Health care push a boon to Big Labor
Hill: Orszag presses Congress to make tough budget choices on healthcare reform

NYT: Congress Moves to Narrow Cocaine Sentencing Disparities

NYT: Obama Trumpets Democrats’ Small-Business Bona Fides
NYT: Obama Hits Two Manhattan Fundraisers
Hill: President goes from policy push in N.J. to Manhattan fundraisers
Politico: In New Jersey, President Barack Obama backs business bill



NYDN: Rep. Peter King rips Dems over 9/11 compensation act, calls part immoral cowards



NYDN: Bitter fight on Capitol Hill over Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Politico: House GOP leaders: 9/11 first responders aid bill 'a massive new entitlement program'



Hill: Rangel digs in for a fight before 1 p.m. Thursday ethics trial
NYDN: Dems' anger grows as Charles Rangel refuses to go quietly over ethics charges
WSJ: Rangel Is in Talks to End Ethics Case
NY Post: Rangel's deal-breaker
Politico: Charlie Rangel to Democrats: Drop me if you must
NYT: For Rangel and House Ethics Panel, the Brinkmanship Continues
Dana Milbank: Charlie Rangel, falling with grace

WaPo: DNC plan tries to tie Republican Party to fringe 'tea party' elements
Hill: Democrats’ campaign strategy aims to link Republicans with Tea Party
Wash Times: Democrats set to spend millions on ads
Ann Coulter: With Friends Like These, Who Needs Keith Olbermann?
James Taranto: Abandon All Hope
John Fund: Year of the Tea Party Voter
CQ: GOP Gains Weren’t Always Inevitable This Year
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Give Up, Conservatives: We Can Reestablish Our Country
American Spectator: The Cure for Political Dejection

CQ: Independent Expenditure Groups Start Lining Up at FEC

Politico: The cash-for-speaker program

NEW YORK



Buffalo News: Paladino says he won't remain in race if he loses Republican primary
Business First: Paladino gains with GOP voters
Albany TU: Editorial: So now freedom has exceptions?
NYDN: State of Shame Indeed Q Poll Finds

NYT: Inquiry by State Clears Paterson of Criminal Acts
Albany TU: Kaye report: No crime
NY Post: Abuse probe clears Dave
NYT: In Paterson Case, Cuomo Sidesteps Vulnerability
NYT: After an Ugly Breakup: What They Did and What They Said They Did
NYDN: Two half-truths do not add up to one whole truth, Gov. Paterson needs to realize

NYDN: Paterson's Special Session yields expected result - nothing
Buffalo News: Special session shows no budget results
Albany TU: Session showcases dysfunction
Albany TU: Legislature back, but for what?

NY Post: Gilly is sitting 'pretty' on Capitol Hill

NYDN: Our state senators deserve to get the boot, New Yorkers say in Quinnipiac poll

NYDN: Embattled state Sen. Pedro Espada's job is safe - for the moment

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California Republicans shunning one traditional path to victory: the environment

Human Events: Meg Whitman Would Let Arizona Law Stand

LA Times: Schwarzenegger vetoes overtime for farmworkers

SacBee: Schwarzenegger brings back furloughs for state workers
LA Times: Schwarzenegger orders a new round of unpaid furloughs

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Dewhurst says health care overhaul will bust Texas' budget

FLORIDA

SPT: Q Poll: Rick Scott and Jeff Greene lead by double digits
CQ: If Greene Wins Senate Nomination In Florida, What Then? Meek Mum
SPT: Bill McCollum bows to Rick Scott's demand for Jacksonville debate site

Politico: Sen. George LeMieux emerges as small business bill key

SPT: Jailhouse recordings reveal bewildered Jim Greer

GEORGIA

AJC: Smith had affair with staffer, divorce records say

AJC: Immigrants a force in Georgia

AJC: Northern ‘burbs may finally be on cusp of new clout

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Jury begins deliberations
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich: It's 'In God's hands'
NYT: Jury Deliberation Begins in Blagojevich Trial
AP/Babwin: Jury gets case in Blagojevich corruption trial
Politico: Rod Blagojevich: My fate 'in God's hands'

Rasmussen: Illinois Senate: Giannoulias (D) 43%, Kirk (R) 41%

MINNESOTA

Dallas MN: Can Pawlenty separate himself from GOP field?
Star Tribune: Up and down the line, Democrats have the cash advantage

OHIO


Cincinnati Enquirer: Adwatch: Portman's "Jobs 2"
Dayton DN: Brown says Portman to blame for economic woes

Columbus Dispatch: GOP faults Cordray election-cash shuffle

Toledo Blade: Democrats sue to get labels on judicial ballots

MICHIGAN

NYT: Michigan Governor Warns of Oil Spill Threat
AP/Martin: EPA: 1M gallons of oil may be in Mich. river
Detroit News: Oil spill now stretches 35 miles; Gov knocks firm's response
Detroit FP: Michigan oil spill, could this have been prevented?

CQ: After ’08 Squeaker, Kilpatrick Faces Test Tuesday
Detroit News: Cheeks Kilpatrick defends imprisoned son at debate
Detroit News: Light turnout forecast for Aug. 3 primaries

Detroit News: Snyder: We need tangible, real results
Detroit News: GOP candidates start final TV spots

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Chuck Purgason left out of national Tea Party surge
Politico: Missouri Tea partiers rebuke Bachmann visit

TENNESSEE

WSJ: Zach Wamp's Rebel Yell (via Google)

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: North Carolina needs Burr's help on judges

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Rival camps rip each other's fundraisers

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. activist can post officials' Social Security numbers on site, court rules

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Governor: Bentley (R) 55%, Sparks (D) 35%

Politico: Sen. Richard Shelby steers cash to ex-aides

NEW JERSEY

WaPo: Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) speaks fiscal truth

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Kennedy Senate institute design plans take shape

American Spectator: Swift Tax Dodgers

CONNECTICUT

Hill: Simmons will again face McMahon in Conn. Senate GOP primary
CQ: GOP Weighs Simmons Factor in Connecticut

DELAWARE

David Broder: In Delaware campaign for Senate, civility rules

NEVADA

Rasmussen: Nevada Senate: Reid (D) 45%, Angle (R) 43%
CQ: Nevada: New Poll, New Reid Ad, New Angle Communications Staff

OREGON

Rasmussen: Oregon Governor: Dudley (R) 47%, Kitzhaber (D) 44%

Rasmussen: Oregon Senate: Wyden (D) 51%, Huffman (R) 35%







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July 28, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: House Approves $59 Billion for Afghan War
WaPo: House approves $37 billion war-funding bill
NYT: House Approves Money for Wars, but Rift Deepens
Wash Times: House GOP helps Obama fund war
Wash Times: Central Command pick backs Afghan strategy
Wash Times: Hammer Taliban first, says ex-envoy
WaPo: Obama says WikiLeaks disclosure is reason for concern but doesn't reveal new issues
WaPo: Document leak part of U.S. plot, says Pakistani ex-general with ties to Taliban
Politico: Intel experts: Leaks might be lethal
Politico: Security is at root of GOP divide
Dana Milbank: War spending in the time of WikiLeaks
Dick Morris: Leaked report hurts Obama
Rush Limbaugh: WikiLeaks Truth: Afghanistan is Democrats' War and They Want Out

Newt Gingrich: No Mosque at Ground Zero
NY Post: Vote boosts G. Zero mosque

WaPo: Criminal probe of oil spill to focus on 3 firms and their ties to regulators
LA Times: Epic legal battle over oil spill is about to begin

NYT: On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay
WaPo: Oil in gulf is degrading, becoming harder to find, NOAA head says
Rush Limbaugh: See, I Told You So: Oil Disappears

NYT: Lawmakers Offer Bills to Address Spill Issues
Politico: Democrats' spill bills highlight opposition
Hill: Dems’ call for quick action on oil spill draws Republican reproach
Wash Times: Crushing oil companies and their workers
Wash Times: Obama's trampling of oil doesn't make cents
Wash Times: Energy bills could include trans-Atlantic tax
Thomas Friedman: Want the Good News First?
Kathleen Parker: Where's the aid for the oft-ravaged Gulf Coast?
Politico: Issa: Obama “pre-occupied” with BP politics

James Taranto: Krugman's 'Fraud'
American Thinker: Cap-and-Trade's Market Failure
Hill: Gibbs suggests climate measures could be added to Senate bill

NYT: Obama and Boehner Spar on Tax Cuts
Hill: House Dems mull break on Obama’s tax pledge
Ruth Marcus: Why Congress should let the Bush tax cuts expire

WSJ: President Visits New York but Wall Street Isn't at Home
Hill: Obama fights back against anti-business assertions
Caddell & Schoen: Our Divisive President

NYT: Ex-Regulators Get Set to Lobby on New Financial Rules
NYT: In Study, 2 Economists Say Intervention Helped Avert a 2nd Depression
Hill: Voters can’t shake deficit worries
WSJ: Public Employees Get More Benefits
Politico: Gov't mandates diversity on Wall St.
American Spectator: The Timeless Principles of American Prosperity

Wash Times: Senate GOP blocks campaign-finance bill
WaPo: Bill on political ad disclosures falls a little short in Senate
WSJ: Campaign-Finance Legislation Dead for Now
NYT: Campaign Finance Bill Is Set Aside
Politico: Dems table campaign finance reform
NYT: Editorial: Keeping Politics in the Shadows
WSJ: A Virtuous Filibuster on Free Speech (via Google)
Michelle Malkin: The Hill’s Hide-and-Seek Hypocrites

WSJ: Arizona Law Needs U.S. Cooperation
WSJ: Arizona's Immigration Surprises (via Google)

Wash Times: Voters say take action against sanctuary cities
Rasmussen: 54% Favor Justice Department Action Against Sanctuary Cities

Wash Times: Editorial: Obama's assault on marriage

Wash Times: Obama's base quits blaming Bush

WSJ: Rangel Hopes To Reach Ethics Deal
Politico: No deal in sight for Rangel
Hill: Party turns screws on Rangel
NY Post: Rangel in a sleaze squeeze
Hill: Ethics chairwoman disputes reports that she met privately with Rangel
WaPo: Jim Traficant's trying times of 2002 could be repeated for Rep. Charles Rangel
Politico: Tainted gavel (Ways and Means)

American Thinker: Eric Holder and Race Privilege

NYT: Democrats Confirm More House Seats in Play
American Thinker: Whoa! Republicans Haven't Won Yet
CQ: Hoyer Recess Plan: Hit the Road for Moderates
American Spectator: The Democrats' Redistricting Nightmare

Politico: Limited dollars test Senate strategy
Politico: NRSC reserves ad time in 3 states

AP/Pace: Ahead of elections, Obama ramps up his fundraising

Hill: Dems deny ‘secret plan’

Hill: Filibuster reform is short of needed votes

Thomas Frank: A Newt Gingrich Time Warp (via Google)
Politico: Jeb Bush says no to 2012 run
CNN: Santorum huddles with former aides to talk 2012

John Fund: Year of the Tea Party Voter

Rush Limbaugh: If I Could Change One Thing...

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Cuomo ad pushes tax cap
NY1: Cuomo Outlines Tax Cap Proposal On Long Island
NYDN: Air Cuomo

Albany TU: Mosque on solid legal ground
Albany TU: Lazio challenges Cuomo to mosque-only debate
NYT: In Islamic Center Fight, Lessons in Prepositions and Fear-Mongering

Buffalo News: Comptroller candidate accuses DiNapoli of pension fund abuse

NYDN: Don't forget Rice

AP: New York Senate may lack the votes to pass late budget
Rochester D&C: New York legislators must appear, don't have to act
NYT: Albany’s Two Payrolls: One Is Anybody’s Guess

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Whitman ups Facebook ante

CQ: Boxer Widens Lead Over Fiorina
AP/Freking: Fiorina has yet to tap wealth in general election

LA Times: No end in sight for Sacramento budget stalemate
SacBee: Feeling little heat, California leaders drag out budget battle
SacBee: Plummeting cigarette sales cut California tax revenues

TEXAS

Dal MN: Man who helped put Greens on TX ballot was working at same time for Perry camp

Dallas MN: With Texas budget crisis, odds may in slots' favor

NYT: Texas Battles Health Law Even as It Follows It

OKLAHOMA



Politico: Two women to face off for Okla. gov.
AP/Murphy: Women to head GOP, Democratic tickets in Oklahoma

Hill: Rep. Boren cruises past primary challenger

CQ: Oklahoma: Lankford and Calvey in Runoff to Replace Fallin

FLORIDA

SPT: Bill McCollum lobs attack after attack at gubernatorial rival Rick Scott

SPT: Crist campaign buys furniture and office gear from former GOP Chairman Jim Greer
CQ: Florida Senate Candidate's Ad Asks 'How Corrupt Is Meek?'
CQ: Meek Joins Florida Ad War With Hard-Hitting Attack On Greene

GEORGIA

AJC: Karen Handel hit with ethics complaint alleging $13k in illegal payments to staffers
AJC: Nathan Deal picks up Jack Kingston’s endorsement

AJC: New council could make big changes in taxes

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich defense gives theatrical closing argument
Chicago Tribune: Is Blagojevich a 'silly' victim or a scheming crook?
Wash Times: Blagojevich's fate in jury's hands
WSJ: Blagojevich Lawyer: Government Didn't Make Its Case
NYT: From Blagojevich Lawyer, Final Argument With Drama
WaPo: Prosecution and defense close with disagreement on Blagojevich's intelligence

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Spending eclipses '06 Minn. governor's race

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Senate GOP panel buys ad time in Wisconsin

OHIO


AP/Elliott: Dems nervously eye Fisher's troubles in Ohio
Politico: Fisher's campaign has Dems worried

Cleveland PD: Ohio Republican Party accuses Gov. Ted Strickland of hypocrisy
AP/Smyth: GOP says Strickland took money from Wall Street

MICHIGAN

Politico: Governor challenge on Great Lakes

Detroit FP: Oil spill near Kalamazoo River causes stench, mess

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missourians to vote on Proposition C, which relates to purchase of health insurance

TENNESSEE

AP: Wamp's departure poses little threat to GOP losing grip on Tennessee's 3rd District

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ: Burr Maintains Edge in North Carolina

VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: 64% in Virginia Approve of Governor McDonnell’s Performance
Politico: Bob McDonnell rallies House GOP

NEW JERSEY

AP: NJ Gov. Christie, state's congressmen meet in DC

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WSJ: Republicans Hold Lead in N.H. Senate Race
AP/Ramer: NH GOP Senate front-runner hits a few bumps

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Massachusetts Nears a Change to Electoral Votes



Boston Globe: Kerry will pay Mass. tax on R.I. yacht
Boston Globe: Schilling move fires debate over incentives

MISSISSIPPI

WSJ: Mississippi Justice on Email

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Senate: Shelby (R) 59%, Barnes (D) 29%

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: GOP’s Buck, Norton Still Hold Modest Leads
CQ: No Sen. Bennet in This Race — It’s Just Michael
AP: Colo. candidate sells home to finance Senate bid
Human Events: GOP in Disarray in Colorado Governors Race

OREGON

Rasmussen: Oregon Governor: Dudley (R) 47%, Kitzhaber (D) 44%

ARIZONA

Rasmussen: 47% Still Undecided in Arizona Democratic Senate Race









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July 27, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Pentagon Eyes Accused Analyst Over WikiLeaks Data
WSJ: Afghan War Leak Sets Off Effort to Control Damage
Hill: White House pushes back on Wikileaks as House sets war vote
NYT: Document Leak May Hurt Efforts to Build War Support
WaPo: WikiLeaks disclosures unlikely to change course of Afghanistan war
Wash Times: Leaks raise U.S. policy doubts
Politico: Leak looms over W.H. war strategy
Wash Times: White House blasts Wikileaks for documents leak
WSJ: The AfPak Papers
WSJ: From WikiLeaks to the Killing Fields
Michael Gerson: Best course for dealing with the Taliban: Win, then negotiate
Rush Limbaugh: Examining the WikiLeaks Story
Rush Limbaugh: War and the Rules of Engagement

WSJ: Course of Economy Hinges on Fight Over Stimulus
WSJ: A Taxing Divorce: Ben Bernanke vs. Tim Geithner (via Google)
Hill: White House signals its support for Warren
Rush Limbaugh: See, I Told You So: Regime Will Run Up Debt, Then Raise Taxes

NYT: BP Posts $17 Billion Loss, Confirms Hayward Departure
Politico: BP will start 'static kill' next week
ABC: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf
Politico: Amid oil spill, governors make gains
Hill: Scaled-back version of the oil spill package may still hit rough waters
Hill: House Dems unveil oil spill plan ahead of Friday debate
WaPo: OpEd: Research on gulf oil spill shouldn't take a backseat to litigation

WaPo: Among House Democrats in Rust Belt, a sense of abandonment over energy bill

NYT: New Health Official Faces Hostility in Senate

NYT: Obama Assails Republicans on Campaign Finance
Politico: Campaign bill still a few votes shy
Wash Times: Obama portrays GOP as lackeys
Hill: Disclose Act seen as balm to soothe left
NYT: Editorial: Let the Spending Begin
WSJ: The Schumer for Majority Leader Act (via Google)

WaPo: House Democrats face a dilemma with Rangel trial
Wash Times: Rangel charges shake up alliances
WSJ: Black Lawmakers Defend Rangel Ahead of Ethics Panel Hearing
Hill: Rangel awaits ‘relief’ of ethics trial
Hill: GOP leadership will hold fire on Rangel
NYDN: Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel lashes out over ethics storm
NY Post: Wait! There's even more dirt on Rangel

James Taranto: Who Snookered David Frum?
Tony Blankley: Racial McCarthyism comes a cropper
Human Events: Charges of Racism Are About Politics

Hill: Senate Judiciary GOP wants hearing on alleged DOJ bias
Politico: GOP senators seek Black Panther hearing

Hill: Republicans and the U.S. Chamber target new tax-reporting rule in health law
Hill: Poll shows majority of seniors are bewildered by new healthcare reform law

NYT: Lawmakers Seeking Cuts Look at Nonprofit Salaries

Wash Times: Editorial: Congress considers a new Internet tax

David Brooks: The Long Strategy for the Democratic Party

Pat Buchanan: Trusted Most -- Men with Guns

CBS: Liberals Want Sarah Palin to Be 2012 GOP Nominee, Survey Says
Hill: Progressives want Obama-Palin matchup

NEW YORK



NYDN: Is it Paladino's party now?
Niagara Gazette: Paladino returns home Monday night with momentum

Albany TU: Paterson: We should start planning for layoffs now
Albany TU: Layoff threat looms anew
NYDN: Paterson, angry at labor leaders, says planning for layoffs must begin 'immediately'
Buffalo News: Despite no-layoff pledge, Paterson says state job cuts are necessary
NY Post: Gov reneges on no-layoff vow
WSJ: Governor Responds to a Brewing Revolt (via Google)

NYDN: Diana Taylor says she could have beaten Gillibrand, won't rule out run
NYDN: The Diana Taylor Rollout Continues ...

Syracuse PS: Expect another three-way race in 23rd Congressional District

Albany TU: Scott Murphy to make re-election bid

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Fiorina backed by coal-mining firms

LA Times: What labor may like best about Brown: He's not Whitman

SacBee: Democratic donor gives $5 million to Prop. 23 foes

TEXAS

Dallas MN: White assails land deals that helped make Perry a millionaire
Houston Chronicle: White edges Perry in support from border sheriffs
Dallas MN: What Bill White should say

FLORIDA

SPT: Open to more drilling — with safeguards — Rick Scott tours the oil-damaged coast
Herald Tribune: McCollum gets more aggressive
CQ Politics: Just Where Exactly Did Rick Scott Come From?
SPT: Speculation on running mates for governor's race heats up

Politico: Meek ad rips Greene

GEORGIA

AJC: Handel, Deal focus on abortion; voters want to hear about jobs

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Sam Adam Jr. in showdown with Blagojevich judge
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich lawyer may be muzzled
WSJ: Tapes Dog Blagojevich to the End
NYT: Blagojevich Corruption Trial Wraps Up
WaPo: At Blagojevich trial, 'dirty schemes' in detail
AP/Babwin: Judge, Blagojevich attorney clash

Politico: Illinois parties could skip primaries

MINNESOTA



Reuters: Republican Pawlenty says may make 2012 White House run
Wash Times: Pawlenty opens up on politics, 2012 GOP bid
Politico: Tim Pawlenty lunches with lobbyists
Hill: Pawlenty won't wait for Palin to decide on 2012
Star Tribune: Pawlenty knocks Obama at D.C. event

WISCONSIN

Daily Caller: Paul Ryan says he’s trying to provide leadership for “decentralized” GOP

OHIO


Examiner: Portman (R) maintains lead over Fisher (D) in race for Ohio Senate seat

Columbus Dispatch: Senator wants to correct prisons

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Snyder ad to feature Bill Ford Jr. endorsement

Detroit FP: Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, rivals face off in only debate Decision 2010

MISSOURI

CNN: Poll: Obama not helping Carnahan in Missouri?

TENNESSEE

Politico: Fleischmann: Smith left GOP broke

KENTUCKY

LCJ: Conway, Rand Paul finance reports show contrasts, list Senate campaign contributors

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: Burr, Marshall not among super-rich

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: What is it with Alvin Greene?

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Cuccinelli headlines fundraiser for NoVa congressional candidate

WEST VIRGINIA

AP/Messina: Blankenship, Palin among W.Va. GOP US House donors

NEW JERSEY

S-L: Christie, N.J. congressional delegation to address economic growth at DC meeting
AP: New Jersey Supreme Court Declines Gay Marriage Case

DELAWARE

American Spectator: Charging the Castle

MASSACHUSETTS

Rasmussen: Massachusetts Governor: Patrick (D) 38%, Baker (R) 32%, Cahill (I) 17%

John Fund: John Kerry - A One-Man 'Benedict Arnold' Corporation
Boston Globe: Kerry under pressure as leak energizes war critics

COLORADO



Wash Times: Tancredo declares run against GOP
NYT: Tancredo Likely to Enter Colorado Governor’s Race
Politico: Tancredo pulls third-party trigger
WSJ: Tancredo Roils Colorado GOP (via Google)
Politico: GOP state chairman: Would Tom Tancredo bomb Mecca?

CQ Politics: Buck Navigates Tea Party Pros and Cons in Colo.
Yahoo: Colorado Republican Buck attacks tea party’s ‘birthers’

WASHINGTON STATE

Wash Times: Can pork save Murray's bacon?

NORTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: North Dakota Senate: Hoeven (R) 69%, Potter (D) 22%

SOUTH DAKOTA

Politico: John Thune starts prepping for 2012

ARIZONA

Rasmussen: Arizona Republican Primary: McCain 54%, Hayworth 34%

NEVADA

Politico: Harry Reid: Sharron Angle 'not mainstream'







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July 26, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Bush-Era Tax Cuts a Likely Campaign Theme
NYT: Geithner Dismisses Concerns on Letting Tax Cuts Expire
Hill: Calls to extend Bush tax cuts face difficult pay-as-you-go reality
CNN: Tax hikes for the rich: Can the economy afford them?
Human Events: Stealing From American's Pockets
American Spectator: The Summer of Recovery

LA Times: U.S. may face deflation, a problem Japan understands too well
NYT: Industries Find Surging Profits in Deeper Cuts
WSJ: Emanuel: Obama Aims to Improve Business Relations
NYT: States Hooked on Gambling for Revenue
NYT: Cities View Homesteads as a Source of Income
WSJ: The Democratic Fisc: White House budget office offers a scorecard on Obamanomics
WSJ: Fan and Fred and the Problem of Narrative (via Google)

NYT: Warren’s Candidacy Raises a Partisan Debate
Politico: Left presses W.H. to tap Warren

WaPo: Obama readies major action on immigration enforcement
AP/Billeaud: Years of anger fuel Ariz. immigration law
Politico: Pols profit from immigration impasse
Rep. Lamar Smith: Obama Sues Arizona, Gives Sanctuary to Lawbreakers
Human Events: Sanctuary Cities: Dangerous & Deadly

Hill: Holder announces initiative to battle corruption in foreign states



Daily Call: Why won’t Justice let Christopher Coates testify on New Black Panther Party case?
Fox: Justice Department Right in Black Panther Case, Commission Official Says
NYT: When Race Is the Issue, Misleading Coverage Sets Off an Uproar
Hill: Dean calls Fox News 'absolutely racist' for aiding Sherrod ouster
American Spectator: Sherrod Story False
Human Events: The Racist Rorschach Test

NYT: As BP Lays Out Future, It Will Not Include Hayward
WSJ: Dudley Set to Succeed Hayward at BP
American Spectator: Obama's Gulf Drill
American Thinker: The Anti-Drilling Commission

Ross Douthat: The Right and the Climate
Paul Krugman: Who Cooked the Planet?
NYT: OpEd: Four Ways to Kill a Climate Bill

WSJ: Health Law Augurs Transfer of Funds From Old to Young
Hill: Stronger children's coverage rules may raise insurance costs
NYT: Serving Big Initiatives in Bite-Size Portions



WSJ: Website Releases Secrets on War
WaPo: Leaked files lay bare war in Afghanistan
NYT: Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert
NYT: Inside the Fog of War: Reports From the Ground in Afghanistan
NYT: The War Logs: Reaction to Disclosure of Military Documents on Afghan War
WaPo: Wikileaks takes new approach in latest release of documents

WaPo: Editorial: The START debate
Mitt Romney: Eight Problems with the New START

WaPo: As Stevens retires from court, one final duel with Scalia

Politico: Lobbyists call bluff on 'Daschle exemption'
Politico: Insurgents imperil earmark arrangement

Hill: Ready, set, campaign: 100 days until midterms and battle for Congress
CQ Politics: Midterms Shade Senate Schedule
WaPo: GOP lawmakers optimistic about 'no' votes
NRO: The Underfunded 20
NYT: Pep Rally for an Uneasy Democratic Team
Politico: Democrats fear last in could be first out
Examiner: The 2010 Midterms: The latest polling data on the most important races
Politico: Netroots Nation: Candidate meet market
NRO: Editorial: The Losers’ Congress

Hill: Rangel may hurt fellow Dems with ethics trial yet keep his own seat

Daily Caller: Journolist debates making its coordination with Obama explicit
American Thinker: Journolist and Malice

LA Times: Gingrich to wait for November elections before deciding on White House run
Politico: Newt: presidential balloon “real” this time

Human Events: Clintonites Undermine Obama for Hillary 2012 Challenge

NEW YORK



NYDN: GOP governor hopeful Rick Lazio lagging as GOPers show support for Carl Paladino
Times Herald-Record: Paladino sets sights on Lazio in primary
Times Herald-Record: Issues taking shape in Cuomo-Lazio battle for governor
Gothamist: AG Candidate Rice First Voted In 2002, 18 Years After Registering

Albany TU: Paterson taking kinder approach
NYDN: Gov. Paterson's penny-per-ounce soda tax may go flat in Legislature vote
NY Post: Budget Redo: Sugar tax, property cap back on agenda
Rochester D&C: Gov. Paterson pushes budget, wine sales, taxes at special session

WaPo: Charlie Rangel faces trouble in Washington, finds support in Harlem
NYDN: Schumer distances himself from embattled Rangel as liberal Dems put heat on

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Brown and Whitman take a policy furlough
Wash Times: GOP hopefuls raise support, fewer funds
Politico: Unlikely bill fellows in California

TEXAS

State Column: Newspaper Investigates Governor Rick Perry
Texas Tribune: Texas Still Waiting for Latinos to Show Power at Polls

Houston Chronicle: Immigration divide may stall session

FLORIDA

SPT: Bus tour draws voters hoping to see beyond the TV image of Rick Scott
Buzz: McCollum fundraising letter prompts questions
Miami Herald: Candidate Rick Scott hires bodyguards amid

American Spectator: No Longer Charlie's Man

Politico: White House sends 2012 rescue team to Florida

GEORGIA

AJC: Palin nods, and suddenly a Georgia race wakes up
AP/McCaffrey: Abortion divides Ga. GOP gubernatorial rivals

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: It all comes down to closing remarks in Blagojevich trial
Chicago Tribune: Blago trial: Fireworks expected in today's closing arguments
Chicago Sun-Times: The landfill and Blagojevich's fall
Chicago Tribune: Stiffed storage facility owner to put Blagojevich's belongings on the block

Chicago Tribune: Giannoulias unsure about special election run

State Column: Republican Bill Brady vs. Santa

MINNESOTA

Exam: Franken calls for regulation of the Internet while Dem Party funds blog convention
CNN: Franken implores activists at Netroots convention to fight

Pioneer Press: Kelliher calls for tougher campaign finance laws
Star Tribune: Kelliher releases campaign, personal finance information

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Advisers to gubernatorial candidates valued for similar qualities

MICHIGAN

Crain's: Newspapers endorse Pete Hoekstra and Andy Dillon in governor's race
Detroit FP: Republicans' best choice: Pete Hoekstra
Detroit FP: Analysis of Republican candidates for governor and their challenges

MISSOURI

Hill: Family troubles haunt Missouri Senate race

TENNESSEE

WRCB: Poll: Haslam maintains double-digit lead over Wamp
Tennessean: Bill Haslam tops GOP rivals, Mike McWherter by double digits

NORTH CAROLINA

Winston-Salem Journal: Strong GOP run expected in N.C.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Figuring out Palmetto state puzzle

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Christie Says Show Is Bad for the State
Politico: Christie disses 'Jersey Shore:' Just 'a bunch of New Yorkers'
State Column: Gov. Chris Christie Gives GOP Advice

WASHINGTON STATE

Fox: 100 Days to Decide: WA Senate Race Tightens
WaPo: GOP puts Murray on defensive for federal projects

COLORADO

WSJ: Tough Talk Pays Off for Colorado Senate Hopeful (via Google)
Denver Post: Colorado Tea Partyers say Tancredo betrayed them
Wash Times: Tancredo roils GOP in Colorado
Politico: Buck regrets disparaging Tea Partiers

NEVADA

CQ Politics: Republicans Fret as Angle Slips

LA Times: Rory Reid hampered by his last name in race for Nevada governor

Las Vegas Sun: Tea Party’s threat comes from within

ARIZONA

NewsMax: McCain Has the ‘Big Mo’ in Arizona Race
Arizona Republic: Nowicki: J.D. Hayworth faces fallout on Babeu



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July 25, 2010



NATIONAL

William Kristol: Refudiate Liberalism! Sarah Palin was on to something

WaPo: Democrats are betting that ending tax cuts for the rich will play in their favor
NYT: Battle Looms in Washington Over Expiring Bush Tax Cuts
AP/Superville: Obama slams GOP plan; GOP warns of tax hikes
NYT: Editorial: Elizabeth Warren

WaPo: As federal panel probes oil spill, picture emerges of a series of iffy decisions

Hill: Liberal activists say good riddance to Kerry-Lieberman climate bill
WaPo: Editorial: Outlook chilly for a smart climate bill
Thomas Friedman: We’re Gonna Be Sorry (Climate bill)
Tom Daschle & Bob Dole: Bipartisanship possible on energy

Andrew McCarthy: Rauf’s Dawa from the World Trade Center Rubble

LA Times: Immigrant 'sanctuaries' rouse opponents' wrath

NYT: After Waiting So Long, Rangel Dropped the Prize
Hill: Rangel proceeding worries Dems and puzzles ethics experts
CQ Politics: Rangel Now Fighting Battles on Two Fronts

NYT: Court Under Roberts Is Most Conservative in Decades

WaPo: After bailouts, new autoworkers make half as much as veterans in same plant

NYT: Aging Transit Systems Face Budget Crunch

Politico: First Gitmo trial under Obama poses tough test for his 'swift & certain justice pledge'
NYT: Editorial: Fear of Freedom (Guantanamo)
WaPo: Editorial: Gitmo gambling

David Broder: 2010's battlegrounds are in the races for governor
Human Events: GOP Challengers Hope To Capture Dem Strongholds

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Race relations examined
NYT: Race: Still Too Hot to Touch

NEW YORK

American Thinker: Carl Paladino: The Man Who Would Stop the Ground Zero Mosque

NYT: Attorney General Candidate Failed to Vote for 18 Years

CALIFORNIA

Hill: Jane Fonda helps out Sen. Boxer

SacBee: As governor, Brown had complex relationship with labor

WaPo: Outrage and resignations over high salaries in Bell, Calif

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Murky land deals mark Gov. Rick Perry's past

Dallas MN: Chet Edwards vulnerability exposed by Dem committee's early list for ad help

FLORIDA

Hill: Rubio accuses Crist of using Gulf spill as photo-op and political opportunity
Politico: White House dispatches Florida team to contain spill's political backlash
Miami Herald: Meek strives to prove he's ready for standout role
SPT: Standing out in crowded US House has been the challenge for would-be Sen. Meek

Miami Herald: Rick Scott: Meeting the man behind the image
SPT: Rick Scott's case against Florida's public financing of candidates

GEORGIA

AJC: Roy Barnes bets his campaign on rural Georgia
AJC: Roy Barnes says he’ll be in south Georgia when President Barack Obama comes to town

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: The final pitches in Rod Blagojevich's trial

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Gov. Pawlenty to visit wounded troops in Germany

WISCONSIN

Fox: 100 Days to Decide:Wisconsin Senate Race

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Voinovich's bill aims to expand nuclear power

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: GOP governor candidates all have flaws to overcome
Detroit FP: Mike Cox a tough competitor who battles baggage

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Poll: Blunt has lead over Carnahan; Obama's numbers are "horrible"

TENNESSEE

NYT: Black Candidate Brings Race Into a Primary in Memphis

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: House cleaning unlikely

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: How Haley, Sheheen could win in the fall

WEST VIRGINIA

WV Gazette: W.Va. GOP picks new chairman, ousts McKinney
WV Gazette: Stuart elected W.Va. GOP chair; McKinney ousted

Bluefield DT: The growing slate of Senate seat hopefuls promises an interesting race

NEW JERSEY

S-L: Christie's proposed takeover of casino industry may be last chance for revitalization

NORTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: North Dakota House: Berg (R) 49%, Pomeroy (D) 46%

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: GOP Assails Sandlin Family Ties

NEVADA

Politico: Angle: 'Go, Arizona, go!'
Las Vegas RJ: Reid, Angle pitch to bloggers

ARIZONA

AP/Cooper: In Ariz. Senate race, Hayworth hopes to slay giant





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July 24, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Arizona Girds for Immigration Law

WaPo: Federal budget deficit to exceed $1.4 trillion in 2010 and 2011
AP/Taylor: W. House predicts record $1.47 trillion deficit
NYT: U.S. Agency Trims Estimate of the Deficit
WSJ: Forecast for 2011 Deficit Is Raised to $1.4 Trillion (via Google)
Hill: Length of middleclass tax cut in doubt
Hill: Pence promises full-fledged GOP campaign to keep Bush tax cuts
Rush Limbaugh: Momentous: Ben Bernanke Says Bush Tax Cuts Should be Extended
Ted Nugent: America's economic hari-kari
WSJ: Doubling Down on Housing
WSJ: The Young and Jobless (via Google)
WSJ: Tax Aversion Syndrome and Our Deficit Future (via Google)
WaPo: Pay czar Ken Feinberg calls executive compensation 'ill-advised' but not illegal
Hill: Small business bill expected back on the Senate floor next week
Hill: Frank: ‘No one can stop’ Obama from nominating Warren



Hill: House Democrat calls on Rep. Charles Rangel to resign
WaPo: Democrats worry Rangel's ethics trial will hurt party in midterm elections
WSJ: Democrats Press Rangel to Settle
NYT: Rangel Had Talks to Settle Ethics Cases and Avoid Trial
WSJ: The Rangel Standard: A public ethics trial will be instructive
Politico: GOP exploits Rangel corruption case
AP/Margasak: In Rangel case, Democrats face unsavory choices
NYDN: Rep. Charles Rangel needs to keep running for office to pay off mounting legal debt



Hill: GOP offers alternative oil spill strategy
WSJ: Alarm Was Disabled Before BP Blast
NYT: Oil Rig’s Siren Was Kept Silent, Technician Says
WaPo: Federal records show steady stream of oil spills in gulf since 1964
AP/Dishneau: Storm could cut sights, sounds of BP well
NYT: E.P.A. Considers Risks of Gas Extraction
Politico: Veto likely on bills blocking EPA regs
Hill: Rockefeller will ‘push hard’ for bill that suspends EPA greenhouse gas rules
Dana Milbank: Massey Energy's Blankenship: No shame, but plenty of blame

Bloomberg: Third Republican Backs Kagan

Politico: With top brass there, McChrystal says goodbye

NYT: For Insurers, Fight Is Now Over Details
James Taranto: 'A Commandeering of the People'

Gary Bauer: The New Abortion Pushers

NYT: Clinton Wedding Is Leaving Some Feeling Left Out

John Fund: Where the JournoLists Roam (and Moan)
Kathleen Parker: Journolist flap shows a destructive 'gotcha' mentality

Politico: Who's not on the DCCC list

Hill: Biden criticizes Tea Party, says voters shouldn't be 'generically angry'

Boston Globe: GOP may miss chances in N.E.

Rush Limbaugh: Nutroots Left is Livid in Las Vegas

Human Events: How About a Brewer-Jindal Ticket in 2012?

Hill: Obama, Boehner square off again over weekly address

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Governor orders lawmakers back
Buffalo News: Paterson calling back lawmakers
Rochester D&C: Gov. David Paterson hopes to end budget debate with special session
Albany TU: Per diems ease sting



Buffalo News: Collins endorses Paladino, cites business background
NBC NY: Bloomberg: Paladino Has No Chance
Albany TU: Candidate has plan to stop mosque

NYT: Questions Surround Law That Limits Frisk Data

NYT: Accuser of Paterson Aide Meets With Prosecutors

Rochester D&C: Couple spent $19,000 on fete to honor state senator

CALIFORNIA

George Skelton: Fiorina would ordinarily be a long shot in California

AP: Brown seeks rollback of Calif. pension benefits

LA Times: CA lieutenant governor's family business owes U.S. more than $100,000 in taxes

TEXAS


SA News: Hispanic GOP group faces sizable challenge

FLORIDA

Human Events: Chamber of Commerce Endorses Rubio
Politico: Rubio, Chamber split on embargo
Sunshine News: Rubio Links Crist and Democratic Agenda
Politico: Obama support: Meek so far

Orlando Sentinel: Republican Rick Scott's $22.6M smashes state campaign-spending record

GEORGIA

AJC: Deal, Handel continue to spar over abortion
Coosa VN: Deal calls on Palin, Romney to moderate Debates
Savannah MN: New poll: Deal a bit stronger than Handel against Barnes

ILLINOIS

NYT: The Candidate Was Cold; You Can Ask His Mother

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa governor's race: Early, costly attacks keep TVs crackling

MINNESOTA

Politico: Bachmann promises subpoenas

WISCONSIN

WTAQ: Gubernatorial Candidate Walker Has Plan to Save $300 Million

OHIO


Vindy: Strickland: I’m not slinging mud at Kasich
Rasmussen: Ohio Voters Evenly Divided Over Stimulus Plan

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Snyder pours $5.9M of his own money into governor's race
Detroit FP: Snyder dips into his own pockets to raise cash
Detroit FP: 2010 Michigan primary: Gubernatorial campaign finance database

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Poll finds Roy Blunt with narrow lead over Robin Carnahan for U.S. Senate

TENNESSEE

WaPo: Tennessee Rep. Zach Wamp talks of secession

KENTUCKY

Cincinnati Enquirer: Poll puts Paul up 3 points over Conway

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 60% Lincoln (D) 35%

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Davenport: Haley's positions shift on tax pledge, issues

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Obama, Gov. McDonnell both take credit for growth in Virginia jobs
WaPo: Webb calls for end to affirmative action programs, criticizes 'myth' of white dominance

WEST VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: West Virginia Special Senate Election: Manchin (D) 51% Raese (35%)
Charleston Gazette: Raese heads crowded GOP field for Senate
Politico: W. Va. filing draws crowded GOP field

Hill: W.Va. senator gets panel assignments

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Gov. Christie vetoes $100M homebuyers tax credit bill

RHODE ISLAND

Rasmussen: Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I) Holds Slight Lead

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Political ad junkies, this fall’s for you

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: GOP's Angle offers apology to unemployed
Human Events: Harry Reid's Energy Fiasco

Las Vegas RJ: Oklahoma senator turns over e-mails in Ensign probe
Politico: Tom Coburn gives feds e-mails on John Ensign
Hill: Coburn turns over 1,200 pages of documents related to Ensign

ARIZONA


Rasmussen: Arizona Governor: Brewer (R) 56% Goddard (D) 37%
Politico: Ariz. AG: Governor a 'one-trick pony'

WaPo: McCain spending tops $10 million in second quarter

COLORADO

Denver Post: GOP won't let Tancredo force its hand in Colo. gubernatorial race
WaPo: Senate primary in Colorado illustrates battle for direction of Republican Party
CSM: Could high heels joke spike Ken Buck Senate campaign?







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July 23, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: House to Try Top Democrat
NYT: House Panel Will Try Rangel in Ethics Cases
WaPo: Rep. Charles Rangel broke ethics rules, House panel finds
Wash Times: Charlie Rangel will face ethics charges
Hill: Rangel charged with multiple violations by House ethics panel
NYDN: Rangel faces battle of political life after House hits him with ethics charges
Politico: Rangel trial looms after secret talks break down
Politico: Panel: Rangel likely broke rules
NYT: Editorial: Congressman Rangel Faces Ethics Charges
Donald Lambro: Wrangling over Rangel
Human Events: Rangel’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

WSJ: Senate Halts Effort to Cap CO2 Emissions
WaPo: Lack of votes for Senate Democrats' energy bill may mean the end
NYT: Democrats Call Off Climate Bill Effort
Hill: Senate gives up on moving climate bill before August break
Politico: Climate bill blame game begins
NYT: Editorial: With a Whimper

WaPo: Key ships evacuate as storm approaches Gulf of Mexico
NYT: Storm Threat Forces Ships to Leave Work at Oil Spill Site
WaPo: Salazar pledges to limit Interior's revolving door
Politico: Spill cuts into Gulf tourism income
Rush Limbaugh: As the Gulf Absorbs Oil Spill, Jindal Blasts Drilling Moratorium

NYT: Senate Votes $30 Billion in Small-Business Aid
Hill: Senate votes to move forward on $30B loan fund for small businesses
Politico: TARP or tonic?

NYT: Federal Report Faults Banks on Huge Bonuses
WSJ: Home Sales Dip as Unsold Inventory Persists
NYT: Mortgage Securities It Holds Pose Sticky Problem for Fed
WSJ: Fan and Fred: What Would Andrew Jackson Do? (via Google)
Wash Times: Obama signs bill to curb payout waste
Hill: Liberals air doubts over OMB pick

AP/Taylor: Jobless benefits extension OK'd
WSJ: Jobless Numbers Are Worse Than You Think (via Google)
WSJ: White House on Perpetual Tour to Boost Stimulus
Mort Kondracke: Obama Can Do a ‘Nixon Goes to China’ on Jobs
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Delivers Economic Pain

Hill: Top Republican: Fiscal commission putting tax hikes ‘on the table’

Wash Times: Democrats mull taxes for higher earners
Hill: Pelosi rejects extending Bush tax cuts for wealthy
WSJ: Liberal Tax Revolt
Paul Krugman: Addicted to Bush



WaPo: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
NYT: U.S. Lays Out Case Against Arizona Law
Politico: Judge weighs Ariz. immigration law
Ted Nugent: Dear Mexico …

NYT: U.S. Pledges To Speed Up Visa Process For Artists
NYT: No Visa, No School, Many New York Districts Say

WSJ: General Piñata's Exoneration (via Google)
WaPo: Editorial: No charges, but no vindication, either, in U.S. attorneys scandal

NYT: Pentagon Faces Intensifying Pressures to Trim Budget
AP/Taylor: Senate returns $60B stripped out war bill to House
Politico: Senate cuts education money from war bill
Hill: Senate nixes House additions to war funding supplemental

NYT: White House Presses Senate G.O.P. on Arms Treaty

Politico: GOP sens.: No recess CFPB appt
WaPo: Editorial: The public deserves a hearing for a Medicare appointee
American Spectator: Donald Berwick and the Anti-Israelis

WaPo: OpEd: How the U.S. Postal Service can save itself

Al D'Amato: On poker, are politicians listening?

Politico: Breitbart: 'I am public enemy No. 1…'
Politico: Sherrod: Breitbart stirs racists
Rush Limbaugh: Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP are the Racists Who Seek to Divide
Rich Lowry: Shirley Sherrod and American Progress
James Taranto: Does David Frum really think Dan Rather was the liberal Andrew Breitbart?

Jonah Goldberg: An Open Conspiracy To Slant the News

NYT: Persistent Issue of Race Is in the Spotlight, Again
WaPo: A place for race on Obama's agenda
Hill: Race trumps jobs as White House message is obscured again
Sen. James Webb: Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege
Peggy Noonan: The Power of Redemption (via Google)
Pat Buchanan: Losing White America
Rush Limbaugh: So Much for That Postracial Presidency We Were Promised

American Spectator: Panther Investigation Is Legit

Kim Strassel: Obama's Other Chicago Problem (via Google)
Charles Krauthammer: Beware the lame duck
Human Events: Obama’s War Against the (Red) States
Michelle Malkin: The Democrats’ War on the American West

Hill: Schumer files new version of campaign-finance bill to court centrist votes
Politico: Schumer to push new DISCLOSE Act

CQ Politics: FEC Approves New Soft Money Spending for Two Groups
AP/Theimer: Two ad groups OK'd by FEC

Michael Gerson: David Cameron's dream could be President Obama's nightmare

NYT: Democrats Sketch Ad Plan for Defending House Seats
Politico: DCCC buys time in 40 districts



Politico: Norm Coleman eyes challenge to Michael Steele
WaPo: Report: Coleman considering bid for Republican National Committee chairmanship
Marc Ambinder: RNC Chaos Threatens GOP Chances for House Takeover

Politico: Facebook apologizes to Palin
Daily Caller: Sarah Palin strikes back at Journolist’s ’sick puppies’

Politico: 50 Politicos to Watch

David Brooks: The Moral Naturalists

NEW YORK

Rasmussen: New York Governor: No Contest for Cuomo (D) Again This Month

Albany TU: Memo to boss: I can be let go

NY Post: Ethics raps put Rangel on trial
NY Post: Fed-up voters give him thumbs-down uptown
NYDN: Rangel still getting support back in Harlem

NY Post: GOP pol: Aisle be damned! Jail wedding is $$ 'abuse'

NYT: Accuser of Paterson Aide Plans to Pursue Her Case
NYDN: Paterson ex-aide David Johnson fears reopening of Sherr-una Booker abuse case

CQ Politics: Schumer Hoards Cash, Tops DSCC in Funds

NYDN: Former mayor Ed Koch puts Sheldon Silver, John Sampson at top of his enemies list

Buffalo News: Missing: Voice, money of Golisano

CALIFORNIA



Dan Walters: California's chief justice must also be a politician

Politico: Fiorina faces challenge on abortion

LA Times: 3 Bell leaders to quit in pay scandal

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Rep. Harper-Brown leads Dem opponent in fundraising for Texas House seat

LOUISIANA

Human Events: Obama To Louisiana: Drop Dead

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Florida Senate: Crist-Rubio Still a Toss-Up
NYT: More of the Rich Run as Populist Outsiders (Jeff Greene)
SPT: Belize: Jeff Greene's yacht tore up coral reef, left unpaid fines up to $1.87-million
Buzz: Jeff Greene's yacht accused of devastating coral reef

Buzz: Scott won't take salary as governor
TBO: McCollum fighting back as poll shows his chances are fading

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Governor: Early Polls Show Close Race
AJC: Rasmussen poll: Roy Barnes has a tough row to hoe
AJC: Karen Handel and Nathan Deal start GOP runoff with a combined $110,238

AJC: A test of clout for Georgia Right to Life

AJC: Some MARTA layoffs: drastic or long overdue?

ILLINOIS



Chicago Tribune: Conflicting details in Kirk's 1976 lake rescue
Politico: Ill. special election seems likely
Chicago Tribune: Illinois voters could pick 2 senators in same election

Chicago Tribune: Closing arguments set in Blagojevich trial

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa governor's race: Early, nasty, costly attacks keep TVs crackling

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Feingold’s in a Fight

Star Tribune: Emmer announces plan to exempt veterans' pensions from state income tax

WISCONSIN

AP: Walker wants to put teachers on state health plan

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Kasich touts Indiana model, but data show no jobs mecca

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Hoekstra talks up bipartisan skills
Detroit FP: Hoekstra leads big in individual donors
Detroit News: Snyder on quest to 'reinvent' Mich.
AP: 'Joe the Plumber' endorses Bouchard in gubernatorial race
Detroit FP: Nod from Bing a boost for Dillon in governor's race
Detroit FP: Expect long ballots in House vote

MISSOURI

KC Star: In Missouri race for U.S. Senate, front-runners already debating debates
St. Louis PD: Robin Carnahan proposes three debates before Nov. election

TENNESSEE

WBIR: Next Tennessee governor will face schools in crisis

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) 50%, Keet (R) 40%

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Kinnard: Records show Greene's military flops
NYT: Alvin Greene’s ‘On the Scene’

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell headlines fundraisers for Texas Gov. Perry in Virginia
Examiner: VCU poll: 48 percent say McDonnell doing ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ job

WEST VIRGINIA

AP/Messina: Hopefuls flock to Byrd-seat primary
CQ Politics: NRSC Will Let West Virginia Primary Take Its Course
CQ Politics: Raese Enters W. Va. Senate Race

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledg: NJ's largest state worker union warns lawmakers of cost for working with Christie

CONNECTICUT

Hill: Simmons denies Senate bid despite campaign ad

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NRO: Sarah Palin’s Granite Grizzly

DELAWARE

Daily Caller: GOP Senate candidate fires new salvo in the next battle of Tea Party vs. ‘RINO’

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Angle: Regulation, taxes hurt economy
WaPo: Tea party favorite Sharron Angle back on Senate campaign to win over Nevada
Politico: Sharron Angle walks away from media

Las Vegas RJ: Former Governor Kenny Guinn 1936-2010
AP/Ritter: Kenny Guinn; served two terms as Nevada governor; at 73

COLORADO

Denver Post: Tancredo ultimatum to Maes and McInnis: get out or I’m in
Politico: Tancredo threatens 3rd party run
ColoradoPols: Tancredo Wants Governor, Calls for High Noon Showdown











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July 22, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Fight Over Consumer Agency Looms as Overhaul Is Signed
WSJ: Obama Signs Financial-Regulation Bill
WaPo: Obama signs sweeping financial overhaul into law
Rep. Jeb Hensarling: Dodd-Frank Bill Will Hurt Economy
Rush Limbaugh: Architects of Financial Collapse Bask in Washington Applause
Reuters: Senate Votes to Restore Jobless Aid
NYT: Bernanke Sees No Quick End to High Rate of Joblessness
Hill: Boehner's three brothers lost jobs during recession
Ben Stein: The Character of Unemployment
WaPo: Federal Reserve ready to step in if economy falters again, Bernanke says
WaPo: Bernanke says Fed would act if necessary to boost economy
NYT: Program to Help Prevent Foreclosures Falls Short
WSJ: A Tale of Two Regulators (via Google)
WSJ: Trade Group Wants U.S. Involved in Fannie, Freddie
NYT: Senate Democrats’ Plan to Aid Small Businesses Hits G.O.P. Resistance
Reuters: Key U.S. Democrat backs keeping tax cuts for rich
WSJ: Bush Tax Cuts Roil Democrats
AP/Abrams: Conflicted GOP helps pass popular trade bill
Rush Limbaugh: Obamacare and Financial Reform Will Mean Less Liberty for All of Us
Karl Rove: Friendly Fire on Capitol Hill



WSJ: Oil Majors Building Disaster-Response System
NYT: Oil Companies Plan Rapid Response System to Gulf Spills
WaPo: Big oil companies to present plan to respond to future spills
NYT: Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety
WaPo: Three of every four oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government
WaPo: As U.S. suspends deep-water oil drilling, other nations move ahead
American Spectator: The Natural Gas Man

WSJ: Son of Cap and Tax (via Google)
Politico: Talks might not save climate bill

WSJ: Why the ObamaCare Tax Penalty Is Unconstitutional (via Google)

WaPo: Vilsack apologizes to Sherrod, offers to rehire her at USDA
NYT: With Apology, Fired Official Is Offered a New Job
Hill: White House apologizes over race debacle amid criticism from CBC
NYT: White House Apologizes to Fired Official
WaPo: Despite adversity, Shirley Sherrod has history of civil service
Rush Limbaugh: Ruling Class Flaks Discover Context in Shirley Sherrod Story
Howard Kurtz: Ousted official Shirley Sherrod blamed Fox, but other outlets ran with story
Human Events: In Defense of Andrew Breitbart

AP/Davis: GOP Sen. Lugar to support Kagan for Supreme Court
Hill: Lugar becomes second Republican to back Kagan
Rush Limbaugh: Analyzing Deranged Grahamnesty
David Broder: With another woman, the Supreme Court can't help but change

NYT: Prosecutor’s 2006 Firing Won’t Result in Charges
Wash Times: Probe in Bush administration attorney firings ends
Politico: No charges for Gonzales

Hill: Sen. DeMint introduces bill blocking net neutrality, perceived FCC overreach

Rep. Jane Harman & Sen. Susan Collins: Al Qaeda Still Wants a Dirty Bomb (via Google)

Human Events: Washington Post Series Overlooks Intel Success
NYT: Editorial: Misdirection of National Intelligence

WaPo: Fremont, Neb., faces 2 U.S. suits over ordinance against illegal immigrants
Fox: GOP Loses Bid to Block Suit Against Arizona Law
WaPo: OpEd: Why the U.S. had to challenge Arizona on immigration
Mercury News: Republicans challenge Obama on Arizona lawsuit
Dallas MN: 81 GOP lawmakers urge Supreme Court to uphold Arizona immigration law

Rush Limbaugh: Journolisters Want to Shut Down Fox! (and Wish Rush Death, Too)
Ann Coulter: Obama's Poll Numbers Down, Imaginary Racism Up
Fred Barnes: The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy
James Taranto: 'Call Them Racists': How "journolists" tried to suppress the news
Dan Henninger: The Liberal Dilemma (via Google)
Rep. Lamar Smith: Journalist Comments Reveal Liberal Media Bias



National Enquirer: Al Gore Sex Scandal Shocker! Police Investigate 2 More
NYDN: Al Gore probed by police for sexual misconduct with two masseuses: tabloid

WaPo: Bristol Palin gives interview, says she thinks her mom will come to the wedding
NYDN: Sarah Palin doesn't support engagement to Levi, says Bristol

Politico: Sarah Palin is at the top of her party
SPR: Is Sarah Palin packing the GOP with 'Powerchicks?'



Wash Times: Boehner set to 'listen' to tea party members
Hill: New House caucus says it's not a 'mouthpiece' for Tea Party activists
NYT: Republicans Form Caucus for Tea Party in the House
Houston Chronicle: Tea party movement gets a voice in Congress
Bloomberg: Bachmann, 23 Other Republicans Attend First Tea Party Caucus in Congress
Baltimore Sun: Tea party a mixed blessing for Republicans
WaPo: New GOP caucus defends tea party, says it is not racist
Dana Milbank: Putting the 'tea' in GOP?
American Thinker: What the NAACP/Tea Party Battle is Really About

NYT: Boehner Previews Role as ‘Mr. Speaker’
Politico: John Boehner measures speaker's chair
AP/Elliott: Dems reserve $7 million for vulnerable incumbents
NYT: Choice, Referendum and the Midterm Elections
Politico: FEC numbers offer election intel
Hotline: Dems Aren't Disclosing Early Polls
Hill: Dems reserve airtime ahead of election
CQ Politics: NRCC Expands Lower Tiers in 'Young Guns'

CQ Politics: Senate in Play, but GOP Has Reasons to Worry

WaPo: RNC failed to report $3 million in debt; Steele aide accused of obstruction
AP/Elliott: Treasurer says Republican Committee in debt
Politico: RNC treasurer: committee hid debt

Politico: GOP may oust Bachus from financial panel

NewsMax: Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Would Lose to 'Unnamed Republican'

NEW YORK

FoxNY: Paladino Forces GOP Primary
NYDN: NYS Dems Gleefully Await Lazio-Paladino GOP Primary Brawl
Gothamist: Lazio Will Have To Face Paladino In GOP Primary
WCAX: Cuomo stalked by man in duck suit on campaign

Albany TU: Governor sets stage to recall Legislature
NYT: In Albany, Power of the Purse Comes With a Pinch

NYDN: Sherr-una Booker, center of Paterson scandal, seeking charges against David Johnson
NYDN: Gov. Paterson scandal: Sequence of events

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Mortgage defaults hit 3-year low in California
SacBee: Field Poll: Voters' views on the death penalty: Nearly 3/4 in favor
Mercury News: Poll affirms Californians are still pro-choice

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Eight Texas lawmakers join U.S. House Tea Party Caucus
Dallas MN: White tries to distance himself from Obama

LOUISIANA

Fox: Questions Emerge About Vitter Challenger's Tangled Love Life
Monroe News Star: Traylor's morality challenged: Romantic history, lawsuit examined

FLORIDA

WDBO: Will Crist get caught up in Republican scandal?
Miami Herald: Crist acts to give property owners hurt by oil spill a break
Miami Herald: Meek failed to disclose stock

SPT: Rick Scott puts forth economic plan, and rival McCollum calls him a copycat
Miami Herald: Bill McCollum, Rick Scott duel in Miami-Dade

Hill: Florida doctors to consider splitting ties with AMA over healthcare reform

GEORGIA

AJC: Mitt Romney will endorse Karen Handel in GOP runoff
WALB: Which GOP candidate will face Barnes?
NYT: Georgia Will Have Republican Primary Runoff

ILLINOIS



Chicago Tribune: Why Blagojevich skipped the stand
NYT: After Talking of Testifying, Blagojevich Bypasses It
WaPo: Lawyers say Blagojevich won't testify at corruption trial
Politico: Blagojevich: 'I talk too much'
Chicago Sun-Times: Early end to Blagojevich trial good news for Democrats

Chicago Tribune: Daley pays pollster, political adviser

IOWA

Iowa Politics: Branstad outraises Culver three-to-one

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Minnesota Governor: DFL’s Dayton, Kelliher Edge Ahead

WISCONSIN

WBAY: Neumann Proposes "Largest One-year Tax Cut in Wisconsin History"

OHIO


Rasmussen: Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 48%, Strickland (D) 43%

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: GOP governor hopefuls a study in contrasts
AP/Martin: Michigan lawmakers return with budget unresolved

MISSOURI

AP: Mo. gov creates commission to review tax credits

TENNESSEE

Knox News: GOP candidates for 8th say state economy, jobs top issues

KENTUCKY

Rasmussen: Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) 49% Conway (D) 41%

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: NC Senate Burr criticizes Dems on benefits delays

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: No Black Eyed Peas for Haley
Examiner: SC gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley pulls internet ad

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Cantor won't join Tea Party, says 'better left with the people'

WEST VIRGINIA

Pittsburgh PG: Capito won't run for Byrd's seat in fall
WSJ: Top West Virginia Republican Won't Seek Byrd's Seat

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Gov. Christie to announce complete overhaul of gaming industry
Human Events: Christie Signs Property Tax Cap
NYT: For Christie, a Bold Move on 2 Fronts Carries Risks
NYT: Christie Urges Rescue for Stalled Meadowlands Complex

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Simmons Is Back in Conn. Senate Race
AP/Haigh: Conn. Senate dropout reminds voters he's on ballot

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Obama to pick Republican for Utah’s U.S. attorney?

COLORADO

CQ Politics: Tancredo Seriously Exploring Independent Gubernatorial Bid
WaPo: Controversy dogs Colo. gubernatorial candidate, dimming GOP hopes of a win
American Spectator: Romanoff Pledges Cooperation With Issa Jobsgate Probe

IDAHO

Rasmussen: Idaho Governor: Otter (R) 53%, Allred (D) 36%

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Jim and Dawn Gibbons officially divorced







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