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June 21, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: BP Softens Political Hit
WSJ: BP Blunted U.S. Demand
WaPo: As midterm elections loom, Democrats zero in on a GOP apology to BP
Wash Times: Emanuel contends GOP unduly sympathetic to BP
Politico: Joe Barton a 'hair away' from ouster over apology to BP
NYDN: Knock off golf, etc. until Gulf oil crisis is resolved, GOP's Steele tells Obama
WaPo: BP, Transocean tap a well of Washington lobbyists and consultants
WSJ: Impact on Seafood Prices Is Limited
WSJ: Focus Starts to Shift to BP's Dudley (via Google)
NYT: Failure of Rig’s Last Line of Defense Tied to Myriad Factors
NYT: For the Crew of a Drill Ship, a Routine Task, a Far-From-Routine Goal
NYT: In Cleanup, It’s Local Help Wanted, Workers Find
AP/Henry: Far offshore, crews drill into Gulf to stop oil
AP: BP says oil spill costs reach $2 billion
Hill: Feinberg ordered by Obama to get BP claims paid 'quickly'
AP/Borenstein: Panel appointed to probe oil spill lacks expertise
NYT: Editorial: ‘National Mission’
WSJ: The 'Paralyzing' Principle (via Google)
Human Events: Obama’s Windmill Solution to Gulf Crisis



Sen. James Inhofe: Obama Trumpets Radical Energy Agenda
WaPo: Obama, EPA to push for restoration of Superfund tax on oil, chemical companies
Politico: Colleagues cool to John Kerry on energy
Politico: Lieberman warns against ‘false’ energy bill, sees 20 swing votes on carbon caps

Telegraph UK: Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House

NYT: Banking Lobbyists Make a Run at Reform Measures
WSJ: Mortgage Players Look to Soften Bill (via Google)
Politico: Wall Street reform singes, not burns

Hill: House Dems prep budget alternative that would avoid deficit vote
WSJ: Obama Blasts Republicans for Blocking Vote on Jobless Bill
Paul Krugman: Spend Now and Save Later
Wash Times: Rich got richer, paid more taxes under Bush
Rasmussen: 47% Blame Bush for Nation's Economic Problems, 45% Blame Obama

Hill: McConnell calls Kagan positions 'quite troubling'; 'too early' to talk filibuster
Politico: McConnell leaves Kagan filibuster on table
Wash Times: Thousands of documents offer peak at savvy Kagan

Fox: Transcript: Sen. Mitch McConnell on 'FNS'

Politico: Countdown to August: 30 workdays left for Congress

Brady, Kessler & Rivers: ObamaCare and the Independent Vote
Human Events: Poor Sebelius, So Many Mandates to Impose

Hill: Sens. Grassley, Bond ratchet up long-simmering dispute with HUD

Hill: The Week Ahead: Several party nominations on the line Tuesday night
Wash Times: S.C., Utah to tap Republicans
WaPo: Five governor's races could indicate GOP success in 2012
NYT: Kooky Politics Make for Entertaining Races
Ross Douthat: The Agony of the Liberals

NYT: For Democrats, Internal Dissent Could Stop an Agenda Cold
EJ Dionne: How Obama changed the right
CQ Politics: Members Are Not Dodging Town Halls

Politics Daily: Ten Conservative Bloggers the Times and Post Should Get to Know

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Is diversity lacking in Cuomo's campaign?
Bob McCarthy: Cuomo playing it close to the vest

NYT: Litmus Test in AG Primary: Overhauled Drug Laws

Albany TU: Tobacco on legislators' agenda
Albany TU: Too sweet a tax ploy?
Buffalo News: Paterson pushing plan for governors to have more power over budget

NYDN: Congressman Meeks failed to disclose hidden loans; Borrowed more then $50G

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Whitman, Brown responses to controversies reflect their distinct styles
Dan Walters: Brown, Whitman offer no direction on budget

SF Chronicle: Carly Fiorina bucks feminist stereotype
AP/Lin: Fiorina slams stimulus, focuses on jobs

UTAH

WSJ: In Utah Race, Tea Party Has Already Won

NEVADA

Human Events: Sharron Angle: ‘Harry Reid has Failed America’
American Spectator: Angle Ad Hits Reid on Negative Campaigning
Legal Insurrection: Astroturfing For Harry Reid

Las Vegas RJ: GOP group discloses call to Sandoval

ARIZONA

Politico: Arizona law puts Democrats' seats in peril
Human Events: Video - Sen. Kyl: 'Obama Says No Border Security without Amnesty'

WASHINGTON STATE

Politico: Dozen incumbents raise for Rossi
Seattle Times: GOP sets sights on state's key 3rd District
Seattle PI: Candidates consider Palin factor in their contest

TEXAS

Human Events: Texas GOP Rejects Pro-Amnesty Platform

FLORIDA

SPT: All four candidates for Florida governor address leadership group

GEORGIA

AJC: Count on Johnson’s keen wit, strategies
Savannah MN: Candidates hope they've got 'the next big idea'
AP/Haines: Rare husband-wife duo stump for Ga.'s top offices

ILLINOIS

Politics Daily: Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk Battling Controversies In Illinois Senate Race

INDIANA

Chicago Tribune: Daniels works to give Ind. GOP a boost in November

MINNESOTA

WXOW: Hometown speech leads off busy Pawlenty week
AP/Bakst: On gambling, Minn. gov hopeful Emmer is a paradox

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: Thune’s Popularity About to Rise

WISCONSIN

AP: GOP Senate candidates to meet at SE Wis. forum

OHIO


CPD: State budget panel with $8 billion problem to solve will start meeting June 29

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Murtha's Turf, After Murtha
WaPo: Harrisburg, Pa., other cities overwhelmed by economic downturn and debt

MICHIGAN

WaPo: Bingo is chief beneficiary of Michigan PAC

MISSOURI

KC Star: Blunt visits all Missouri counties in U.S. Senate race
AP: Mo. man's sign against Democrats torched twice

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Candidates balance public duties and campaigning

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Rand Paul has long history of controversial views

NORTH CAROLINA

Politics Daily: Cal Cunningham, Elaine Marshall Race in N.C. Poses Test for Democrats

SOUTH CAROLINA

WaPo: Gubernatorial candidate Haley withstands S.C. whispering campaign

WaPo: Joe Wilson's stepson vs. insurance mogul's son-in-law in South Carolina runoff

NEW JERSEY

AP: N.J. Senate President seeks to cap property-tax increases at 2.9 percent
S-L: N.J. Assembly preps for long-shot bid to rescue millionaires tax
Politico: Tea party recalls could backfire

CONNECTICUT

Politico: Lieberman suggests he'll stay out of Senate race



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June 20, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: BP: Oil-Capturing Restarts (via Google)
Hill: Senior Senate Dem to unveil plans to overhaul offshore drilling
NYT: Cleanups of Spill and an Agency Test Salazar
NYT: BP Chief Draws Outrage for Attending Yacht Race
Hill: Top GOP senator slams BP CEO for 'height of arrogance' for yachting
Hill: Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend
Hill: Dems unapologetically push Barton comments as campaign issue
NYT: G.O.P. Stalwart Says Come, the Gulf’s Fine
NYT: A Tricky Balance for Oil-State Politicians
David Limbaugh: Obama's Latest Shakedown

NYT: Cost of Seizing Fannie and Freddie Surges for Taxpayers

NYT: Legislative Hurdles in an Era of Conflict
NYT: Senate Poised to End Secret Holds
NYT: Editorial: Congress Defends the Big Guys (financial reform bill)
Hill: Senate 'doc fix' comes too late to avoid physicians' rancor
Hill: House Homeland Security panel moves quickly on WMD preparedness bill

NYT: Clinton Speaks Out on Kagan
Hill: Sen. Leahy signals BP will play central role in Kagan's confirmation hearings

NYT: On Border Violence, Truth Pales Compared to Ideas
NYT: Editorial: Another Bad Idea From Arizona

Gary Bauer: Obamacare’s Broken Promises
Human Events: Taxpayers Spend $1 Billion to Promote Abortion

NYT: Does It Matter if Obama Loses the Pundits?
WaPo: Democrats spend big to lure Obama's minority and young voters back to the polls

NYT: In Budget Crisis, States Take Aim at Pension Costs

LA Times: Palin has a date with Margaret Thatcher
AP: Sentencing in Palin hacking case set for September

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Oil and foreign policy

NEW YORK


NYDN: Cuomo commends Gov. Paterson for his handling of state budget disaster
NYT: Andrew M. Cuomo’s Future New York
NY Post: Gov to slash LMDC
Buffalo News: 4 senators help GOP raise funds here

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Carly Fiorina gets mixed reactions from crowd at Juneteenth event
Mercury News: Barbara Boxer recycles ... Tom Campbell's campaign ads!

SacBee: California government workers have built up $2.75 billion in paid time off
Dan Walters: Pension fund bombshell could worsen budget woes

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: As Senate primary looms, Bridgewater, Lee slug it out
CQ Politics: Bridgewater Holds Edge Heading into Utah Primary
AP/Vergakis: Popular Utah Democrat faces intraparty struggle

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Reid machine dwarfs Angle: Challenger has uphill fight against incumbent

COLORADO

Denver Post: Tea Party activism hasn't boosted GOP voter rolls

TEXAS

Star-Ledger: Republicans can be their own worst enemies (Joe Barton)
Dallas MN: Democrats rally in South Dallas

FLORIDA

SPT: Scott still a question mark for many Florida devoted Republicans
SPT: McCollum says he'll use taxpayer funds to compete with Scott
SPT: Bill McCollum grabs matching funds while preaching austerity
Orlando Sentinel: Governor's race: McCollum, Scott at GOP meeting
SPT: The Rich New Guys vs. the Ho-Hum Insiders

GEORGIA

AJC: Governor's intern killed by possible drunk driver

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Tapes reveal unvarnished Blagojevich pushing for campaign money

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Branstad ticket options shift
Des Moines Register: Branstad running mate options narrow, new name emerges

MINNESOTA

CBS: Michele Bachmann: BP Escrow Fund Shouldn't be Used for Political Purposes
Hill: Bachmann defends GOP concerns over $20 billion BP fund
Human Events: EMILY’s List Targets Palin, Bachmann

WISCONSIN

Green Bay PG: GOP gives state Democrats the blues

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Tea Party poses dilemma for GOP
Columbus Dispatch: Voinovich solicits Obama to help pass highway bill
Lancaster EG: Southwest Ohio key for GOP to gain control
Cleveland PD: Double-dipping state and local employees collect paycheck and a pension

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Critics: Merger of Michigan agencies gives national resources short shrift

MISSOURI

Hill: McCaskill says she has votes to end Senate practice of secret holds

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Club for Growth backs 2 area congressional hopefuls

KENTUCKY

AP/Schreiner: Paul: Big oil deserves profit, must obey rules
Louisville CJ: Where's Jack? Conway working to unify Democrats
Louisville CJ: U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway blasts Rand Paul's views

NORTH CAROLINA

Daily Advance: Dems to pick Burr's foe
Charlotte Observer: Senate hopefuls spar over ideals, energy
WRAL: NC Senate runoff to challenge Burr has lacked buzz

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Barrett winning money race
Greenville News: Decision time for Republican voters
Augusta Chronicle: Haley, Barrett face off in Tuesday primary
Spartanburg HJ: GOP runoff candidates stump aplenty at Beacon
Hilton Head IP: Tuesday's GOP runoff: Here's a look at Nikki Haley

Politico: Palin backs Scott
State Column: Sarah Palin Drops in on another State Primary

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell’s out-of-state travel examined

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. Democrats may not override 'millionaires tax' veto, but could profit politically in 2011 elections



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June 19, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: BP Relied on Cheaper Wells
NYT: Donations Create a Tricky Balance for Oil-State Politicians
NYT: BP Moves Chief Executive to Lesser Role in Spill Response
Wash Times: Hayward out, Dudley in at BP
NYT: Signs of Hope as BP Captures Record Oil Amounts
WSJ: BP's Oil-Spill Capture Rate Rises to 25,000 Barrels
NYT: Partner Accuses BP of Recklessness
WaPo: Partner in damaged oil well slams BP for 'reckless' actions -- and inaction
WSJ: Anadarko Blames BP for Rig Disaster
Hill: Oberstar calls to 'Americanize' offshore rigs to help ensure worker safety
NYT: Where Gulf Spill Might Place on the Roll of Disasters
WSJ: In BP Case, Stakes Are High for Lawyers on Both Sides (via Google)
WaPo: Earning trust is biggest obstacle in disbursing $20 billion BP escrow fund

NYT: Net Benefits of Biomass Power Under Scrutiny
WSJ: Environmental Rift Widens
Politico: Emanuel open to limited climate bill

NYT: Justice Dept. Will Fight Arizona on Immigration
NYT: Plea to Obama Led to an Immigrant’s Arrest
Hill: Homeland Security likely to scale back virtual border fence

WaPo: Election-year deficit fears stall Obama stimulus plan
NYT: Obama Hopes ‘Recovery Summer’ Will Warm Voters to the Stimulus
Wash Times: Obama marks 10,000th road project from stimulus
NYT: Peddling Relief, Industry Puts Debtors in a Deeper Hole
WSJ: States See Growth in Jobs
Hill: Bipartisan bill would stop government from buying Chinese items

WSJ: A Testy Slog as Finance Bill Nears Completion (via Google)

NYT: Senate Passes Plan to Stop Medicare Pay Cuts to Doctors
Hill: Senate passes six-month Medicare 'doc fix' after late-night deal
WSJ: Senate Acts to Block Doctors' Medicare Payment Cut (via Google)
WaPo: OpEd: Low Medicare pay for doctors puts health reform at risk
NYT: OpEd: Is There a Nurse in the House?

NYT: Kagan’s E-Mail at Clinton White House Reveals a Blunt, Savvy Legal Adviser
WaPo: Kagan's newly released e-mails reveal confident voice in Clinton White House
Politico: Kagan emails show N.Y. state of mind
Hill: Franken launches full-throated attack on 'conservative activism' on courts

WSJ: Political Backfire: Democrats widen their NRA free speech loophole (via Google)
Politico: How Dems' NRA loophole backfired
Hill: Van Hollen defends exemptions in campaign bill that prompted backlash

PC Mag: FCC Broadband Plan Prompts GOP, Industry Backlash

WSJ/Judith Miller: Terror Target: Manhattan

WSJ: Conservatism and the Spirit of Reform

Politico: Former watchdog Walpin loses suit over firing

AP/Hindery: Calif. school to allow media at Palin event
Human Events: Palin Picking Winners
USA Today: Palin adds to the 'mama grizzly' pack

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

WSJ: Attorney General Cuomo Releases Details About His Wealth (via Google)

Albany TU: 'Big ugly' draws nearer as budget bills approved
NYT: New York Reaches Deal to Raise Cigarette Tax
NYDN: Paterson proposes a $1.60 per-pack increase on cigarettes
NY Post: Go big on cig taxes: Paterson
WSJ: Paterson Targets Tobacco (via Google)
Capital Tonight: $1.60 Per Pack Cig Tax And Collection On Reservations In Next Extender

Albany TU: Sampson: VLT bid data public

NYT: Editorial: New York’s Moment for Divorce Reform

Rasmussen: New York Senate: Schumer Starts Strong
Rasmussen: New York Senate: Gillibrand (D) Still Far Ahead of GOP Hopefuls

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Jerry Brown and his Joseph Goebbels gaffe
Politico: Jerry Brown: Nazi comment off-the-record
LA Times: Whitman wants nurses' union mailing list; nurses want candidate forums

AP/Lin: Fiorina's former company benefits from stimulus

WSJ: Another Dark Horse in a Photo Finish: Brian FitzGerald

NYT: In California, Facing Illegal Immigration

AP/Young: California lawmakers seek fix to $11B water bon

NEVADA

NYT: An Angle Sighting
Politico: Angle avoids 'idiot' press
NYT: Editorial: Angle Far Over the Line
WaPo: Angle campaign denies unprintable insult against a reporter
CBS: Sharron Angle Campaign Blasts "Idiot" Reporter

Las Vegas RJ: Nevada's unemployment rate tops in nation
Las Vegas RJ: Reid says Nevada jobless would be worse if not for Dems, stimulus
CQ Politics: Nevada No. 1 In Unemployment

ARIZONA

Politico: Jan Brewer, J.D. Hayworth fire at Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Is Rossi adopting the aloof frontrunner strategy?
Seattle PI: National GOP $$$s for Rossi?

Seattle PI: Palin endorses McMorris Rodgers in WA 5th District

TEXAS

Rasmussen: Texas Governor: Perry (R) 48%, White (D) 40%
AP: Texas Dem promises open responses if elected gov

Dallas MN: Heat turned up on Barton; call for him to quit energy panel post comes from GOP
Dallas MN: Message underlying Barton's apology reflected GOP's stance
NYT: Another House Republican Calls For Barton’s Demotion
Politico: Joe Barton a 'hair away' from ouster over apology to BP
Politico: Jo Bonner piles on Joe Barton
CQ Politics: Democrats Use Barton Apology to Go After Other Republicans
LA Times: Rep. Joe Barton and oil industry have long history
WaPo: Democrats on Joe Barton's oil spill comments: "It's not the end of this"

WSJ: Texas Agency Weighs Penalty for Judge in Thwarted Appeal

FLORIDA

WSJ: Democrats are flocking to Charlie Crist in order to upend conservative Marco Rubio
NYT: Florida: Senate Candidate Rubio Faces Foreclosure

Orlando Sentinel: Chamber poll: Rick Scott has 5-point edge on McCollum
Ledger: Rick Scott Filing Shows Impressive Fortune
Miami Herald: Sink gaining momentum in focus on Gulf oil spill

Miami Herald: Tea partyers grab attention as 19 file to run for state office in Florida
Politico: GOP-er: Tea partier a Grayson stooge

SPT: Unopposed, 35 win House, Senate, Congressional elections without campaigning

GEORGIA

AJC: Democrats target Tom Price and his BP ’shakedown’ comments

ILLINOIS

NYT: School Officials Say Candidate Kirk Overstated His Role
Politico: Bloomberg for Kirk

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Clark will air TV ad hitting Bachmann over BP
WaPo: Michele Bachmann takes heat over BP

WISCONSIN

Cap Times: The new, improved Republican Party

OHIO


Politico: Obama's 58 minutes in Ohio

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Cox takes a slim lead for 1st time in months
Detroit News: Attack ad brings up Cox, rumored Manoogian Mansion party
Detroit FP: New radio ad plays up Manoogian rumor
Detroit FP: Behind in GOP race, Mike Bouchard courts Tea Party voters

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Rep. Blunt urges defeat of arms treaty with Russia
St. Louis PD: Jay Nixon calls special session

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Middle Tennessee Primaries to Watch
Knox News: Rasmussen TN Poll: Haslam Doing Well, Health Care Law Opposed 2-1

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: Arkansas Governor: Beebe 57%, Keet 33%

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: Another Etheridge encounter
CQ Politics: N.C. Candidate's Comments On Electability Could Backfire

NYDN: John Edwards goes underground after affair scandal with Rielle Hunter

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Mitt Romney gives $42,000 to Nikki Haley
Politico: More Haley love from the RGA
Politico: Barrett ally: Is Haley lying about her faith?
Politico: Folks endorses 'lying' Haley
State: Haley broke no rules but opponents still attack her
Indian Express: Nikki Haley appears headed for a win

State: Greene is Democratic Party’s nominee in name only

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell thanks campaign donors, others by hosting resort getaway

NEW JERSEY

SL: N.J. Assembly Republicans push for vote on Gov. Christie's property tax cap

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Blumenthal Contradicts Past Remarks on the Draft

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Politico: Ayotte once touted fraud crackdown









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June 18, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: BP Chief on Hot Seat
NYT: BP’s Chief Offers Answers, but Not to Liking of House Committee
WaPo: Apologies and anger dominate gulf oil-spill hearing as BP goes before Congress
Rush Limbaugh: Another Stalinist Show Trial
WSJ: Claims Fund Offers Shield From Suits
NYT: Looking for Answers, Finding One
NYT: Drilling Moratorium Means Hard Times for Gulf Rig Workers
ABC: BP Oil Spill: Against Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard



NYT: Obama’s Twist of BP’s Arm Stirs Debate on Frequent Tactic
Rush Limbaugh: Organized Crime in White House: The Regime's Shakedown of BP
Rush Limbaugh: How the Thugocracy Operates
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Goal: Cut Us Down to Size
NYT: Spill May Have Taken Its Largest Victim Yet
WaPo: Even after BP oil spill, fundraising events were hopping
WaPo: Gulf oil spill puts industry-friendly Republicans in tight spot
WaPo: Experts see how-not-to book emerging from gulf oil spill cleanup
WSJ: The BP Precedent (via Google)
Politico: As oil flows, Obama tries to reverse field
Rasmussen: 46% Rate Obama's Response To Gulf Leak As Poor
Rasmussen: 71% Say Government Response To Oil Leak Important To Their Vote
Peggy Noonan: A Snakebit President: Americans want leaders on whom the sun shines
Charles Krauthammer: Obama and the vision thing
American Spectator: Barack Obama's Square Box
David Brooks: Trim the ‘Experts,’ Trust the Locals
Dana Milbank: Apparently blood isn't thicker than oil
Sally Quinn: Hillary Clinton should be Obama's vice president
Ted Nugent: Nu . . . nu . . . nuclear: Go ahead and say it loud, Mr. President
Rush Limbaugh: GOP Governors Display Leadership

WaPo: Jobs bill blocked in Senate
NYT: Senate Stalemate Persists on Spending Bill
Politico: Budget crisis freezes Senate
Hill: House Dem vs. Senate Dem battle heats up as extender bill limps along
Wash Times: White House renews campaign for stimulus
Wash Times: Editorial: Obama's endless summer of spending
Paul Krugman: That '30s Feeling
Alan Greenspan: U.S. Debt and the Greece Analogy (via Google)
Rush Limbaugh: At Long Last, the Art Laffer Column Predicting 2011 Economic Collapse
Mort Kondracke: Reduce Deficits — but Keep Teachers Working

Hill: Baucus, Grassley reach agreement on doc fix

WaPo: On eve of G-20 economic summit in Toronto, Obama seeks cooperation

WSJ: Fed Emerging Intact From Challenge to Its Power
NYT: House-Senate Panel Broadens Audits of Fed
WSJ: White House, Top Lawmakers Hold Late-Night Meeting on Financial Bill
LA Times: Prepaid fund to cover future financial collapses nixed
WSJ: Reforming Main Street (via Google)
Politico: N.Y. lawmakers defend Wall Street

WSJ: Democrats Divided on Energy Bill (via Google)
Hill: Senate liberals threaten rebellion on energy bill
Politico: Democrats lack consensus on climate bill
Hill: Kerry, Lieberman tap corporate execs to push their climate bill
Hill: Senator claims GOP follows Beck and Limbaugh, not science, on climate
Sens. Cantwell & Collins: A cap-and-dividend way to a cleaner nation and more jobs

WSJ: U.S. Fights Challenge to Health Law
NYT: Florida: Federal Government Seeks Dismissal of Challenge to Health Law

Politico: Nancy Pelosi yanks campaign finance bill
Hill: House Democrats postpone hearing on campaign finance legislation
NYT: Loopholes Grow in Bill to Offset Campaign Ruling
Kim Strassel: The NRA's Political Sellout (via Google)
American Thinker: The NRA's Deal with the Devil
Politico: How a campaign finance deal backfired
Eugene Scalia: First Amendment freedoms for all

NYT: Justices Allow Search of Work-Issued Pager
Wash Times: Court backs privacy of texter, but not all workers
WaPo: Supreme Court court rules in text-messaging, property rights cases

WSJ: Court Rules State Owns Restored Beach
NYT: Justices Debate Issues in an Oceanfront Case
NYT: Editorial: Common Sense and Private Property

AP/Holland: Court forces 500 labor board cases to be reopened

Wash Times: Kagan's image gets some help
Linda Greenhouse: A Second Chance for Joshua (Kagan)

NYT: E.P.A. Postpones Ruling on Ethanol

WSJ: FDA Panel Backs New Emergency Contraceptive
NYT: Panel Recommends Approval of After-Sex Pill to Prevent Pregnancy

Politico: Issa has eye on subpoena team

Hill: Ousted lawmakers have another go and try to reclaim their former seats

Politico: Palin backs more 'Mama Grizzlies'
Politico: Sarah Palin: Marijuana is a 'minimal problem'

American Spectator: Matrimonial Gore

Pat Buchanan: What Price Afghanistan?

NEW YORK

WSJ: Battle for GOP Ballot Slots
Albany TU: Cuomo: Lazio claims 'silly' in vote probe

NYT: New York Budget Fight May Hobble Commemoration of 1760 Battle
NYT: Editorial: Finish the Job, Albany

NY Post: Top Dem ID'd as slots leaker

Human Events: Former Madam Protests CNN’s Hiring Elliot Spitzer

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Will Schwarzenegger endorse Whitman, and should she want him to?
LA Times: Whitman launches ads on Spanish-language TV stations

SacBee: Fiorina admonishes Obama for advocating fossil-fuel legislation

Dan Walters: Budget appropriation offers clue to Capitol's true values

WSJ: Calpers Aims Director List at Increasing Board Sway

ARIZONA



LA Times: Arizona governor denounces Hillary Clinton's comment on state's immigration law
Wash Times: Clinton hit for remark abroad about illegal-alien law
Politico: Arizona governor raises funds to defend law
Roger Hedgecock: Mexican Drug Cartels Control Parts of Arizona
Human Events: Arizona Boycotts Backfiring

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Angle speaks about doing battle
Human Events: Sharron Angle: 'Reid Doesn’t Care About Nevada' (video)
Human Events: Sharron Angle Goes on the Attack

TEXAS

NYT: Republican, Under Pressure, Backpedals From Apology to BP
Wash Times: Texan retreats from BP 'shakedown' charge
Politico: GOP rushes to clean up Joe Barton mess
Hill: Republican's oil spill gaffe hands advantage back to administration
Dallas MN: Rep. Joe Barton backs down from BP apology, 'shakedown' remark
Dallas MN: Republicans have another mess to clean up
Dallas MN: Congressional candidates spar over gulf spill response

FLORIDA



Wash Times: Crist alliances upset GOP
Politico: Rubio camp disputes foreclosure
CQ Politics: Challenger’s Ad Seeks Probe Of Rep. Meek
Miami Herald: Dem Sen candidate Greene first ran for Congress as a Reagan Republican

SPT: Scott and McCollum kick off GOP gubernatorial primary with steel-toed boots
Miami Herald: Florida gubernatorial hopeful Bud Chiles a defendant in seven lawsuits

S: McCollum touts tax freeze, Crist open to gay adoption, as candidates address news execs

GEORGIA

AJC: Head games: Roy Barnes sits in on a GOP debate for governor
AJC: 14 GOP senators demand regents close universities to illegal immigrants
AJC: On adopting a replica of the Arizona law in Georgia
AJC: What's at center of ethics inquiry into Price?

ILLINOIS

WaPo: In Blagojevich trial, prosecution and defense paint very different pictures
Chicago Tribune: Judge, defense attorney clash at Blagojevich trial
Chicago Sun-Times: Rezko asked for $10,000 check to Obama campaign: witness

INDIANA

Michael Gerson: Mitch Daniels: a paradox for our times

IOWA

Rasmussen: Iowa Senate: Grassley (R) 54%, Conlin (D) 37%
Des Moines Register: New Culver ad sets table for big serving of attacks

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Bachmann denies defending BP
RCP: Interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann
CNN: Bachmann not yet ready to back Pawlenty in 2012

Pioneer Press: GOP files complaint against Horner

St. Cloud Times: State Sen. Koering dines with 'porn star'
AP: Minn. state senator dined with gay adult film star

OHIO


Cincinnati Enquirer: Tea Party remaking southwest Ohio GOP
AP: Kasich campaign operative gave state pension fund advice

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Behind in GOP race, Mike Bouchard courts Tea Party voters

NEBRASKA

NYT: Nebraska City Torn as Immigration Vote Nears
WSJ: Immigration Divides Nebraska Farm Town (via Google)

TENNESSEE

Rasmussen: Tennessee Governor: McWherter (D) Trails GOP Hopefuls

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 61%, Lincoln (D) 32%

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Haley plans to work with legislators
Politico: Haley and Barrett face off

State: Greene will be Democrats’ U.S. Senate nominee
WaPo: S.C. Democrats refuse to oust Alvin Greene as Senate nominee
NYT: State Party in S. Carolina Rejects Bid for New Vote
Politico: S.C. Dems reject Rawl appeal
AP/Kinnard: Calls rise in S.C. for Alvin Greene probe
American Spectator: Democrats Are From Pluto

NEW JERSEY

NYT: More New Jersey Towns Force Big School Cuts

Rasmussen: 39% in New Jersey Favor Recall of Menendez, 39% Oppose

S-L: Former N.J. judge not reappointed by Gov. Christie says he was kicked off bench unfairly

UTAH

WSJ: Utah Firing Squad Executes Convicted Killer
AP/Dobner: Utah firing squad executes convicted killer

Politico: Jim Matheson faces anger for health vote





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June 17, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Slippery Start: U.S. Response to Spill Falters
NYT: BP to Suspend Dividend and Set Up Claim Fund
WSJ: BP Agrees to $20 Billion Fund
WaPo: BP agrees to $20 billion fund for gulf oil spill claims
WaPo: BP details plan for $20 billion claim fund for oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
NYT: Administering Fund, a Master Mediator
WaPo: Who is Kenneth Feinberg?
NYT: With Criminal Charges for Oil Spill, Costs to BP Could Soar
NYT: Half a World From Gulf, a Spill Scourge 5 Decades Old
NYT: Spill Takes Toll on Gulf Workers’ Psyches
NYT: BP’s Shareholders Take It on the Chin
NYT: Editorial: BP Begins to Ante Up
Politico: Obama meets BP chairman, who says company is helping the 'small people'
WSJ: Crude Politics: The drilling experts speak out on the Obama deepwater moratorium
WSJ: Inspector General Faults MMS Investigation of Gulf Spill (via Google)
WaPo: Interior inspector general expected to fault oil spill probe
WSJ: Congress to Scrutinize Safety on Another BP Rig
John Fund: Is Obama really doing everything in his power to fight the spill?
WaPo: Gulf spill a reminder of the value of redundant safety systems
WaPo: Congress members overseeing firms involved in gulf spill held oil, gas stock
Wash Times: OpEd: Will oil drilling become a pipe dream?
Wash Times: Science on drill ban questioned
Hill: In best case, the Gulf coast to lose $1.15B
Rush Limbaugh: Running the Numbers on the Spill
Rush Limbaugh: BP is the Bogeyman, But Obama Regime Regulators Get Free Pass?



WSJ: Obama Address Gets Low Marks
Politico: Pundits boo President Obama speech
Human Events: Obama is Kicking Louisiana’s Ass
WaPo: Obama's Gulf Coast restoration plan is short on details
WSJ: The President's Animosities (via Google)
WaPo: Editorial: Obama's TV speech undersells how energy policy must change
Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Trash the Obama Speech
Rush Limbaugh: Liberalism Never, Ever Changes: Carter Gave This Speech in 1979
Rush Limbaugh: The Honeymoon's Over, Obama
David Broder: Red ink, not oil, is the best focus for Obama
Wash Times: RNC's video chides Obama on Gulf oil spill
Politico: President Obama speech has energy bill in limbo
Hill: Climate change legislation teetering after setbacks from Oval Office and Congress
Boston Globe: Brown says he won’t back carbon fees
Politico: Scott Brown, The GOP's closer

Karl Rove: The Bad News About ObamaCare Keeps Piling Up
Wash Times: OpEd: Health care debate just getting started

Wash Times: Senate rejects more stimulus funding
NYT: Democrats Trim Back Spending Bill
Politico: Jobs bill trimmed by billions
Wash Times: Democrats lose key test on spending
WSJ: Spending Bill Set Back in Senate (via Google)

WSJ: Lawmakers Near Deal on Fed Governance
Wash Times: House provision on Fed rejected
WSJ: Congress Agrees on Rater Liability Standard (via Google)
WSJ: At Last, Financial Reform (via Google)
Politico: Hard times for financial reform
Hill: Durbin fights to keep card provision from being swiped out of Wall Street bill

WaPo: Federal regulator orders Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to delist shares from NYSE
WaPo: U.S. government accuses former mortgage executive of multibillion-dollar scam

Fox: Senate Republican Accuses Kagan of Staying Silent on Saudi Gift to Harvard
Boston Globe: Sessions attacks Kagan's record on Senate floor

NYT: Housing Market Slows as Buyers Get Picky

WSJ: Lawmakers Bet on Firms They Oversaw (via Google)

Hill: Black Caucus defends Rep. Watt amid House ethics controversy

Wash Times: Job door revolves despite fed rule

WSJ: Bill Gives Public Workers Clout (require states to collectively bargain for police, fire)

NYT: Doctors Recouped Cuts in Medicare Pay, Study Finds
WSJ: Medicare Eye Study Finds Untapped Savings (via Google)

Wash Times: Liberals assail NRA exemption in campaign bill
Hill: Sen. Feinstein blasts House Democrats' deal with the NRA on Disclose Act
NYT: Editorial: A Path Through Political Murk (Campaign spending bill)
WaPo: Ed: Advantage, NRA: An obnoxious amendment to a valuable campaign finance bill
WaPo: OpEd: The Disclose Act is a matter of campaign honesty

American Spectator/Prowler: Engulfing the Internet

Doug Schoen & Pat Caddell: The United States of Throw the Bums Out
EJ Dionne: Democrats should show a little pride and purpose
Stuart Rothenberg: Let’s Poke Holes in the ‘Anti-Incumbent’ Hype

Politico: Tea party readies for harsh scrutiny

WaPo: Most Americans back new Arizona law, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds

Rasmussen: 72% of GOP Voters Say Republicans In Congress Out of Touch With Their Base

Hill: House Democrats set to retire aren’t paying their party’s dues

Hill: 2010 Top Lobbyists

Human Events: Liberals Hate Palin Because She’s Beautiful

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Paterson calls for end to budget process by June 28
NYT: Paterson Splits With No. 2 on Budget
Buffalo News: Budget deal cuts Empire Zones to save money
NYDN: Sampson blows off budget talks - so he could schmooze with Yankees stars

NYT: Change to Divorce Law Could Recall a TV Quiz Show: ‘To Tell the Truth’
NYT: OpEd: Divorce, No-Fault Style

Michael Barone: Voters in Big States Prefer Skinflint Candidates

AP: New website reveals NY retirees’ public pensions

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: Gay-Marriage Trial Wraps Up
NYT: Closing Arguments in Marriage Trial
LA Times: Judge poses weighty questions as Proposition 8 trial closes
SacBee: Prop. 8 gay-marriage trial goes to judge in California

WSJ: California's Costly Electric-Car Push (via Google)

WSJ: Pension Fund Calpers Approves State Rate Increase
LA Times: Leaders of 4 California employee unions agree to pension rollback
SacBee: State contract deals roll back pensions for future hires
SacBee: California's late budget plays role in killing pay cut for officeholders
SacBee: The deal's cut, but will it fall apart?

NEVADA

Politico: Angle once a Democrat

UTAH

CQ Politics: Lee, Bridgewater Fight in Tight Contest Tuesday
Salt Lake Tribune: National security should be above Utah politics

TEXAS

Dallas MN: GOP lawyer to represent Texas Green Party in Democrats' lawsuit to reveal donor

Houston Chronicle: Ex-GOP lawmaker Armey slams Bush presidency

FLORIDA

Politico: Democrats flirt with backing Charlie Crist
Miami Herald: Ad attacking Rick Scott as hospital boss stretches truth
SPT: State attorney calls Ray Sansom case one of 'theft'
SPT: GOP power broker Alan Mendelsohn faces more charges in corruption case
Buzz: Lawton Chiles III faces string of lawsuits, business flops

GEORGIA

AJC: Nathan Deal brags about a Neal Boortz endorsement
AJC: Georgia’s unemployment rate dips slighlty to 10.2 percent

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: Brady Holds Small Lead in Illinois
Politico: Brady: I could beat Obama

NYT: In Illinois Race, Kirk's Teaching Career Is Questioned

Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich draws gag warning
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich judge puts off gag order — for now

IOWA

Rasmussen: Iowa Governor: Branstad (R) 57%, Culver (D) 31%

MINNESOTA

Hill: Bachmann fears Obama using BP escrow fund as a ‘permanent ATM card’

Des Moines Register: Pawlenty forms PACs in key 2012 states Iowa, NH

OHIO


Politico: John Boehner liquidated retirement fund

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Polls show Hoekstra, Dillon lead -- but many voters stay undecided
Detroit FP: Snyder's next challenge: Convincing GOP voters
Detroit FP: Rick Snyder’s top donors
AP/Hoffman: Candidates for Mich. governor make few promises

MISSOURI

Hill: Carnahan, GOP challenger battle over financial disclosures

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: NRCC seizes on Etheridge video

CQ Politics: Internal Poll: Shuler 46, Miller 34

SOUTH CAROLINA



Politico: S.C. GOP breaks ranks on Haley
CQ Politics: Jenny Sanford, Mitt Romney Go On The Road With Nikki Haley
State: Gresham Barrett: 'A calling' for politics

WaPo: A week later, and Greene's Senate nomination is still a mystery for S.C.
Ann Coulter: Alvin Greene: The Most Qualified Democrat I've Ever Seen
Hill: Greene win clears one hurdle
AP/Kinnard: Lawmaker asks state police to probe SC primary

Politico: Sen. Lindsey Graham energy reversal draws fire

AP/Smith: Black Republican faces Thurmond's son in SC runoff

NEW JERSEY

Rasmussen: 51% in New Jersey Approve of Governor’s Performance
CQ Politics: Unhappy in New Jersey
AP: Poll finds N.J. voters split on Gov. Chris Christie
Human Events: Democrats Surrender to Christie in N.J. Budget Battle

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Blumenthal Comments Stir New Questions on Military Service

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Baker takes the heat in first major 3-way debate

ALASKA

NYT: Murkowski Rival Grabs Tea Party Support
CQ Politics: Piling On With Palin: Tea Party Express Backs Murkowski Rival

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Didier to campaign for party's backing







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June 16, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Vows Spill Fix
NYT: With Call to Arms, Obama Seeks to Shift Arc of Oil Crisis
Wash Times: Obama: BP will pay for worst coastal crisis
Hill: Obama’s Gulf ‘battle plan’
Politico: Obama's uncertain 'battle plan'
LA Times: A call to reduce fossil fuels, without specifics
NYT: In Oval Office Speech, Obama Calls for New Focus on Energy Policy
WaPo: In address to nation, Obama urges action on clean energy bill
Politico: Obama pleads for climate legislation
NYT: Estimates of Oil Flow Jump Higher
WaPo: Oil-spill flow rate estimate surges to 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day
WSJ: BP, Oil Industry Take Fire at Hearing
WaPo: Lawmakers attack plans oil companies had in place to deal with a spill
NYT: Oil Executives Break Ranks in Testimony
Hill: Oil companies turn against BP
WSJ: Bromwich Named to Head Oil Regulator
WaPo: President Obama taps Michael Bromwich as watchdog for offshore oil drilling
NYT: Investigator Is New Minerals Management Service Agency Chief
WaPo: Oil spill makes unlikely partners of BP and the federal government
WaPo: Gulf Coast Republicans (& Melancon) want offshore drilling moratorium scrapped
NYT: Editorial: From the Oval Office
Michael Gerson: Obama's address: grand setting, weak policies
Holman Jenkins: Obama vs. BP (and You) (via Google)
Richard Epstein: BP Doesn't Deserve a Liability Cap
Thomas Frank: Britain Cries Foul Over BP (via Google)
Dana Milbank: Lawmakers put oil execs in the hot seat
Human Events: Steve Forbes Blasts Obama Handling of Oil Spill (video)
Rush Limbaugh: Make No Mistake, America: The Regime Wanted This Crisis
Des Moines Register: Text of President Obama’s speech



Wash Times: Mix of fear, hope for Gulf Coast business owners

Dick Morris: Obama vs. press freedom
Human Events: Is Rahmbo Becoming a Must-Go?
Michelle Malkin: Stuck on Stupid: Obama's Czar Fetish
American Thinker: Report: Obama said 'I Am a Muslim'

Hill: McConnell accuses Dems of 'backroom dealing' on campaign finance legislation
Hill: Dems face backlash over NRA deal
WSJ: Guns and Free Speech (via Google)

WaPo: Joint legislative conference buckles down on financial reform
NYT: House-Senate Talks Drop New Credit-Rating Rules
Hill: Centrist House Dems oppose Lincoln derivatives measure
NYT: Fifteen Economists Issue Crisis-Prevention Manual
Politico: Regs may pit states against treasury
WSJ: Government to the Economic Rescue (via Google)

WSJ: SEC 'Revolving Door' Under Review (via Google)

WaPo: Republicans focus on terrorism at confirmation hearing for deputy attorney general

Hill: Sen. Hatch wants unemployed to face mandatory drug tests

WaPo: Senate Democrats dismantling aid package due to deficit
AP/Taylor: Amid deficit worries, Dems trim unemployment bill
NYT: Stimulus Bond Program Has Unforeseen Costs
Politico: Dave Obey slows war funding
Hill: Centrist senators express doubts on tax break extenders vote

WSJ: High Default Rate Seen for Modified Mortgages

Wash Times: GOP bid to trim health law fails
Politico: GOP health care repeal vote fails

NYT: A Face-Off Over Sale of Spectrum by F.C.C.

NYT: U.S. Education Dept. Delays Rules on For-Profit Colleges
WaPo: Some for-profit schools face tougher recruiting restrictions under Obama plan

Hill: Office of Congressional Ethics focuses on auto amendment offered by Rep. Watt

WaPo: Editorial: Meet one Gitmo inmate who can't be described as 'the worst of the worst'



Politico: GOP women's groups flex muscle
Rush Limbaugh: GOP Women are Kicking Ass

Us: Source: Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin Are Back On!

CQ Politics: NRCC Kicks Off Early ‘Battleground’ Effort

CQ Politics: Hill Staffers Hit the Trail Early to Aid Campaigns

CQ Politics: Rothenberg Revises Senate Ratings: Republicans are still short

Rush Limbaugh: Rush Limbaugh Describes the Happiest Weekend of His Life

Newt & Callista Gingrich: Communicating Freedom Through Faith Around the World



Star: Al Gore Cheats with Larry David's Ex
Rush Limbaugh: An Algore Affair? With a Tree?
NYDN: Laurie David - actor Larry David's ex-wife -- slams reports of affair with Al Gore

NEW YORK

Albany TU: State layoffs again in play
Capital Tonight: Silver Says Assembly Will Take Up Gov’s Proposed Bills
Albany TU: Silver: We’ll take up gov’s budget bills
NY Post: Gov eyes emergency cig-tax hike

NYT: N.Y. Moves Closer to No-Fault Divorce
Albany TU: No-fault divorce bills gain

Albany TU: Handgun measure loses in Senate

NYDN: Cuomo's mother Matilda debates lasagna with Sandra Lee

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Jerry Brown regrets likening Whitman's campaign methods to Nazi leader's
Merc News: Meg Whitman writes $20 million check to campaign, bringing total to $91 million
Politico: Whitman pumps in cash, tops $90M
NYT: Settlement Was Paid in Whitman Shoving Incident
AP/Donald: Brown, Whitman vague about Calif budget deficit
LA Times: National GOP pledges to delve into California races

Reuters: California lawmakers to miss budget deadline

SacBee: Aid to California at risk if Senate bill fails

NYT: San Francisco Passes Cellphone Radiation Law

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Angle introduced to GOP senators
Fox: Reid Opponent Shuns Spotlight, Impresses Colleagues
Las Vegas RJ: Ensign to present Angle to GOP senators
NRO: Sharron Angle interview: ‘The Accidental Politician’
WaPo: Nevada Senate nominee Angle keeps low profile at Capitol
WaPo: Sharron Angle needs time to prepare for media's questions, says senior Republican
CQ Politics: Angle Ducks Questions in Low-Key Hill Debut
CQ Politics: Angle Floated Idea of Armed Insurrection
Politico: Election hopes give Harry Reid new life as leader
Hill: Centrist GOP senators not in rush to support challenger to Reid
AP/Freking: Nevada candidate Angle left GOP in Reagan years

ARIZONA

Human Events: Arizona Governor Blasts Eric Holder
AP/Price: Ariz. lawmaker takes aim at automatic citizenship

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Dallas Rep. Hensarling, others face review of gifts, votes

FLORIDA

SPT: Bill McCollum's campaign for Florida governor in trouble
Miami Herald: Rick Scott's rise puts Bill McCollum in danger
CQ Politics: McCollum and Scott Deadlocked for GOP Nomination

Miami Herald: Cuba-travel supporters raising money for Charlie Crist
Politico: Will Crist's 'smart politics' bring Democrats along?
SPT: President Obama walks Pensacola Beach with Gov. Crist

GEORGIA

AJC: Oxendine won't commit to backing transportation sales tax

AJC: Tom Graves told to take down swearing-in video
CQ Politics: Graves In Congress Exactly One Day And Already In Trouble

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich defense lawyer spars with witness, scores a few points
Chicago Tribune: Pal says Rezko lured him into becoming a middleman in money transfers
Chicago Sun-Times: Defense accuses Monk of telling lies
Chicago Tribune: Documents from the courtroom
Chicago Sun-Times: Suit against Blago aides by fired workers going to trial

CST: Rezko associate got $600,000 loan from onetime National GOP Committeeman

CQ Politics: Underwhelmed, Disgruntled, Challenged: Welcome To Illinois

INDIANA

Hill: Indiana governor says national debt is as big a threat to U.S. as terrorism

IOWA

Politico: King stands by Obama racial bias claim
AP/Babington: Iowa Republican: Obama favors blacks over whites

MINNESOTA

Mercury News: Pawlenty takes his political gold rush to Calif
Star Tribune: DWI past surfaces for congressional candidate

WISCONSIN

AP/Bauer: Wisconsin's Democrats have got the blues

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Cox wins congressional endorsements for gubernatorial bid
Detroit News: Dillon goes out of state for 'hire Michigan' ad
Detroit News: Andy Dillon's 'hire Michigan first' gov ad is work of Chicago firm
Detroit News: Lawyer argues Kilpatrick's debt is paid
Detroit News: Reform state retiree system to balance budget, gov says
Detroit News: Coalition forms to fight Mich. constitutional convention

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Internal Poll Finds Challenger Barr 7 Points Behind Chandler

NORTH CAROLINA

John Fund: Etheridge Giving New Meaning to 'Bully' Pulpit
Rush Limbaugh: Bob Etheridge: Typical Democrat

CQ Politics: Poll: Sportscaster Johnson Would Have Traction Against Kissell

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: South Carolina Senate: DeMint 58%, Greene 21%
Hill: Democrat Alvin Greene sees S.C. Republicans come to his aid
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Trash Alvin Greene
State: Lawmaker: Don’t blame Greene

WaPo: Religion not much of a problem for Haley in South Carolina
CNN: Haley's path to Christianity leaves some evangelicals uneasy
State: Will religion become a weapon against Haley, Sheheen?
Politico: S.C. lawmaker proud 'redneck'
State: Knotts: ‘Us rednecks’ vital to GOP

MARYLAND

Wash Times: In a Maryland rematch, Ehrlich landing punches

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. Dems seek override of Gov. Chris Christie's veto of 'millionaire tax'

S-L: Diane Gooch concedes to Anna Little in 6th district Republican primary

MASSACHUSETTS

AP/Johnson: Candidates kick off first Mass. governor debate

UTAH

NYT: When a Party Seeks a Role in Primary of Another
Politico: No tea monopoly in Utah Senate race

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Governor: McInnis (R) 46%, Hickenlooper (D) 41%

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: South Dakota Governor: Daugaard (R) 52%, Heidepriem (D) 36%

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: Internal Poll: Nunnelee 8 Points Up









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June 15, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: BP Builds 'Responders Village' for Cleanup Crews
WSJ: BP Crew Focused on Costs: Congress
WaPo: Lawmakers accuse BP of 'shortcuts'
NYT: Efforts to Repel Gulf Oil Spill Are Described as Chaotic
NYT: As Mess Is Sent to Landfills, Officials Worry About Safety
NYT: Documents Detail Risky Decisions Before BP Well Blowout
LA Times: Stakes rise for Obama amid oil spill crisis
NYT: Obama Will Take to Oval Office With a Familiar Theme
NYT: Obama, Visiting Gulf, Tries to Lift Economy and Mood
Wash Times: Obama urges tourism to aid Gulf
Politico: Henry Waxman puts Big Oil on trial
Hill: Dems turning up heat on BP’s executives
Hill: Key Dem says payouts to spill victims come before BP's stockholders
Hill: Reid formally calls for BP independently administered escrow account for spill
WaPo: Editorial: Escrow fund for oil spill victims would help -- if it is planned carefully
WSJ: Obama's Political Oil Fund: White House runs roughshod over the rule of law
David Brooks: The Larger Struggle

Hill: Energy plans taking shape as fight to craft oil legislation looms large

WSJ: Fed Weighs Growth Risks

Reuters: Democrats' tax bill moves toward vote in US Senate
NYT: Giving In on Trading, Bankers Turn to Other Losses
WSJ: Lobbyists Can't Get in Door
Hill: Lincoln clarifies derivatives 'push out'

WSJ: It's Time to Nationalize Fannie and Freddie (via Google)

Hill: Unions press Senate to change jobs bill
Human Events: Congress Wants To Bail Out Union Pensions
NYT: Editorial: The Unemployed Held Hostage
Pat Buchanan: Bailing Out Politicians Now?

Joe Lieberman: Who's the Enemy in the War on Terror? (via Google)

WaPo: Fine Print: Words of concern about the DNI job, from the nominee

Tony Perkins: Gays in the Military: A charade with consequences
American Spectator: Against Gay Marriage

Wash Times: Obama, Hill poised for clash on cuts

Hill: House ethics office asks lobbyists for info on lawmakers
WSJ: Ethics Office Probes Eight House Lawmakers
NYT: Ethics Panel Looks at Votes of 8 Congressmen
John Fund: Pelosi: Ethics Are Overrated

Politico: Critics sound alarm on health regs
Hill: White House moves to keep employers from dropping insurance

Hill: House wants Senate to accept stronger protections for insurance regulations

NYT: As Aide, Kagan Battled Colleague Over Policy
Human Events: Kagan: Bad on Abortion, Gun Rights and the Commerce Clause

WSJ: Immigration: What Would Reagan Do?
American Spectator: The Original Mr. Anti-Establishment: Ronald Reagan

NYT: F.B.I. Opens Kennedy File
Human Events: FBI Files Reveal Kennedy Sex Parties
NY Post: Kennedy orgies in romper room

WSJ: Insurgents Now Turn to Establishment (via Google)
Politico: Election saps energy's motion

Dana Milbank: Clinton finally ahead of Obama in popularity

Wash Times: Is Palin's 'rogue' image going? Endorsements say pragmatist
Politico: Sarah Palin visiting Margaret Thatcher

NEW YORK

Roger Stone: Lazio's Dilemma
Albany TU: Poll: Dems losing independents
Capital Tonight: Siena Poll: Dems’ Leads Are Slipping, But Still Way Ahead Of GOP
Capital Tonight: Lazio Reacts To Latest Siena Poll
NYT: Buffalo Developer Wants to Turn Albany Upside Down

NYT: Another Emergency Bill Averts Albany Shutdown
Albany TU: State buys another week; shutdown averted!
Albany TU: Extender passes in Senate 34-27
NY Post: State $till open (just)
NYDN: Lawmakers avert shutdown by narrowly approving Paterson's spending plan
Buffalo News: State's emergency spending bill OK'd by Senate, 34-27

NYT: G.O.P. Consultant Accused of Stealing Campaign Money
NY Post: Hizzoner 'bilked' by bud
AP/Long: Republican operative in NY accused of stealing $1M
Buffalo News: Paladino aide indicted in theft of $1 million

NYT: A Benefit of Being an Unmarried Politician: No Adultery Scandals

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Meg Whitman reportedly shoved EBay employee in 2007
NYT: Settlement Was Paid in Whitman Shoving Incident

LA Times: U.S. Supreme Court to rule on California inmate release
Wash Times: Supreme Court to review prison-overcrowding ruling

SacBee: Lawmakers set to miss budget deadline again
Dan Walters: California legislators again pulling election strings

NEVADA


Politico: Sharron Angle seeks insider help
Las Vegas RJ: President expected to visit Las Vegas early July on behalf of Reid
WaPo: Obama to Nevada for Harry Reid in July

ARIZONA

CNN: Arizona bill would deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants
Wash Times: Border activist in hiding from court

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Ousted GOP chairwoman found little support at GOP meeting
WSJ: Texas Democrats See Red Over Green Party's Ballot Coup (via Google)
Dallas MN: Democrats say GOP candidate copied Obama speech

FLORIDA

SPT: McCollum tied to shadow group behind attack ads on Scott
Miami Herald: Supporters of free travel to Cuba are raising money for Charlie Crist

GEORGIA

AJC: Tom Graves sworn in, demands less federal spending
AJC: Roy Barnes as a 12-point buck — worthy of a John Oxendine attack

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Monk tells of donation shakedown in Blago trial
Chicago Sun-Times: State's credit rating downgraded

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Obama ‘favors the black person,’ King says
Politico: Steve King: Obama 'favors the black person'

AP/Glover: Evangelical group to sit out Iowa governor's race

MINNESOTA

AP/Lohn: Mark Dayton launches TV ad in Minn. gov's race
Star Tribune: Summer is ripe for a blizzard of campaign ads

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee SBT: GOP Insiders' barbs don't deter Neumann

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Strickland picks up major endorsement from NRA in governor's race
CQ Politics: NRA Backs Democrat Strickland

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Polls still show GOP with edge in gov race
Rasmussen: Michigan Governor: GOP Hopefuls Still Hold Slight Edge

Detroit News: No boot camp for Kilpatrick
Detroit FP: Even in prison, Kilpatrick allowed more freedom than boot camp

KENTUCKY

NYDN: Tea Party favorite Dr. Rand Paul is NOT a board-certified doctor, claims report
AP: Paul sees certification questions as an attack

CQ Politics: Internal Poll Finds Challenger Barr 7 Points Behind Chandler

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Etheridge, Caught on Video, Apologizes
Politico: Dems cry foul on Etheridge flap
Hill: Etheridge apologizes for confrontation caught on video

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: South Carolina Governor: Haley (R) 55% Sheheen (D) 34%
Politico: South Carolina's Henry McMaster will endorse Nikki Haley
State: McMaster to endorse Haley
CQ Politics: Haley Ad: 'Not Just Republican But Conservative'
State: What would first Midlands governor in 35 years mean?
Politico: Haley pledges to serve full term

Politico: Rawl to protest Greene victory
Wash Times: S.C. Democrats aim to dump unlikely nominee
WaPo: Election speculation comes from all corners after S.C. primary
Hill: Republican operatives deny Clyburn allegation of running Greene campaign

LOUISIANA

CQ Politics: Melancon Takes On a Second Opponent: BP

VIRGINIA

Examiner: Virginia anticipates a surplus

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Christie says 2.5 percent tax cap will push towns to run more efficiently

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Sestak silence worries Pa. officials

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: 'Train Wreck' in Bay State?
Boston Globe: Baker ad seeks name recognition

UTAH


Wash Times: Utah steps closer to using firing squad

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: Primary Victory Bounces Noem (R) Into Lead Over Herseth-Sandlin (D)







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