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June 14, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. to Demand BP Fund
WaPo: Obama to demand vast fund from BP for victims' claims
Wash Times: Obama wants BP cash in escrow
Hill: Axelrod: BP not a 'partner'; escrow fund considered to handle oil spill claims
Hill: Senate Dems urge BP to set up $20 billion account for oil spill
WSJ: BP Tackles Crisis Amid Political Challenges
NYT: Obama Plans First Oval Office Speech to Put Pressure on BP
WaPo: Obama to address the nation on BP oil spill on Tuesday
NYT: Criticism Flowing Like Oil, but Obama’s Rating Is Steady
Politico: BP faces an even tougher week ahead
Politico: Obama: Gulf spill 'echoes 9/11'
NYDN: Relative of WTC victim calls President 'off-base'
Politico: Risks, rewards in Obama's BP push
WaPo: After delays, U.S. begins to tap foreign aid for gulf oil spill
WSJ: At the Helm, Adm. Allen Plies Perilous Political Waters
Wash Times: Numerous lobbyists do BP's bidding
WSJ: The Gulf Spill, the Financial Crisis and Government Failure (via Google)



Politico: Alabama Gov. Riley slams Obama response to BP
Hill: Alabama governor: Unified command structure is a drag on fast oil cleanup
NBC13: Governor Riley sends help to those affected by oil spill
James Carville: Louisiana demands justice, not charity

WSJ: Obama's State Aid Proposal in Doubt
Wash Times: 'Stimulus' or not, Obama seeks new spending
Hill: Hoyer: White House should look to redirect stimulus money
Hill: Clyburn: Stop talk of 'cutting taxes, cutting taxes, cutting taxes'
WSJ: Politicizing the Fed: Congress seeks more control over the 12 regional banks
WSJ: America's Municipal Debt Racket: 22% of GDP
Politico: Deficit looms over war funding
AP/Kuhnhenn: A lobbying tempest engulfs financial overhaul
Hill: Boehner: Obama's 'coddled our enemies'
EJ Dionne: Too close to another economic cliff
Robert Samuelson: Our economy's crisis of confidence

Hill: Dem border lawmakers: Violent incidents will come with enforcement

WaPo: Lawmakers' committee assignments and industry investments overlap
WaPo: Investment disclosure rules for Congress are permissive, confusing

NYT: New Rules on Changes to Health Benefits
WaPo: Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul

NYT: Partners on Some Work, and Opponents for the Prize: Control of the House

NYT: OpEd: The Separation of Politics and State: Expand the Hatch Act

Wash Times: Kagan would have to sit out some cases
WSJ: David Souter's Bad Constitutional History (via Google)

WaPo: Olson surprises many conservatives by seeking to overturn gay-marriage ban

Ross Douthat: No Mystique About Feminism

NYT: OpEd: The Very Angry Tea Party
Cincinnati Enquirer: Voter Anger: America shows its distaste for insiders

Human Events: The Media’s Obama Malfeasance
American Spectator/Prowler: Obama Jobs: Making Census workers permanent

AP/Bohrer: Palin more pragmatic than friends and foes expect

NEW YORK

WSJ: Shutdown Fears Wane in Albany
Buffalo News: Dems say state government won't shut down
NYDN: High noon for Albany: With clock ticking, Senate will try to keep NY open for business
Albany TU: State shutdown: Will they or won't they?
Albany TU: Monday’s extender, here it is
NY Post: NY GOP suicide: Senators' budget bungling
NY Post: Silver: NY will duck shutdown
NYT: In Albany, Questions on Averting a Shutdown

NYDN: Andrew Cuomo appalled by warped excuse of Hevesi crony Hank Morris
NYDN: Controversial pension plan could sink state Controller Tom DiNapoli

NY Post: Charity begins at Meeks' home

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: FitzGerald is poised to pull an upset in insurance commissioner primary
WSJ: California Union Rebuke (via Google)
Politico: Fiorina 'regrets' candid comments on Boxer
CQ Politics: Fiorina Tries to Shift Focus From “Petty” Hair Comment
American Thinker: Jerry Brown's Distasteful Campaign Kick-off
LA Times: Successful elsewhere, 'tea party' fails to find traction in California
George Skelton: Voters are trying to make government work
SF Chronicle: Parties face uphill battle in rousing voters
LA Times: Schwarzenegger makes media rounds in D.C.

NEVADA



Las Vegas RJ: Sandoval bridges GOP worlds: Draws moderates, hard-liners

Wash Times: Reid, Angle depicting other as out of touch
Hill: Angle coming to Washington to strategize with top Republican advisers
Reno GJ: Angle meets GOP leaders in D.C.
Roll Call: Club for Growth Takes a Gamble on Nevada

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah's GOP power players pick sides

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle PI: Tea party, conservatives enliven WA GOP convention

TEXAS



Texas Tribune: The Chair Yields
Examiner: Houston's Steve Munisteri elected Republican Chairman in Texas
Houston Chronicle: A governor’s race without a debate? Maybe
Fox: At Convention, Texas GOP Passes Immigration Plank Similar to Arizona Law
Dallas MN: Perry political chief: May I amend my remarks?
Dallas MN: Perry, Hutchison show unity ahead of Texas Republican convention

FLORIDA

Sarasota HT: Crist, Barbour clash on drilling
Miami Herald: Oil spill gives Florida politicians an election-year platform
AP/Kennedy: Dem rises in Fla. Senate race despite odd baggage
WOKV: Greer Puts Severance Pay Lawsuit on Hold

GEORGIA

Daily Caller: Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidates duke it out over illegal immigration
AJC: Who’s the one to beat in crowded 7th District race?
Hill: Dems not showing Barrow the money after his vote on healthcare
AJC: Rare open Georgia attorney general seat leads to intense race

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Giannoulias signs order extending family-leave benefits
Chicago Tribune: Treasurer extends benefits to gay, lesbian employees
Chicago Tribune: Kirk again challenged over military record
WSJ: Big State, Big Cuts, Little Room
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich jury worries: Prospective juror says judge's ban flouted
Chicago Sun-Times: The hired guns of Illinois' governmental bodies

MINNESOTA

MPR: A closer look at Tom Emmer's plan to cut state agencies

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Republican e-mail stirs up governor's race
Fox11: State Democrats energized to take on Republicans, economy

OHIO


Dayton DN: Kasich not disclosing tax returns — does public care?
Cleveland PD: Close races are brewing in Ohio


MICHIGAN

Mlive: Political contributions by Ambassador Bridge owner under spotlight as DRIC vote nears

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri slashes liquor control, generating much concern

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Questions and Candidate Answers on Political, Governmental Policies

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: Kentucky's Republicans group behind Rand Paul

NORTH CAROLINA

WaPo: Democratic establishment favorite may not be people's choice in N.C.
Wash Times: Union backers get ballot win: Foe of House health bill faces N.C. challenge

SOUTH CAROLINA



NYT: All Her Life, Nikki Haley Was the Different One

NYT: More Questions About Mysterious South Carolina Senate Candidate
Politico: Vic Rawl may protest unlikely loss to Alvin Greene
Politico: Clyburn: 'Elephant dung all over the place'
Hill: House majority whip saw 'elephant dung' in South Carolina Democratic primary
Fox: South Carolina Pol Questions Dem Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'

Politico: House GOP leaders push for Scott

Post and Courier: GOP suit could transform primaries

VIRGINIA

Examiner: GOP congressional nominee Robert Hurt discusses constitutional principles

NEW JERSEY



WSJ: Christie Takes Show on Road
S-L: Christie's office tried to pick friendly audience for property-tax cap meetings

CONNECTICUT

NYT: In Connecticut’s G.O.P., a Vanquished Rival Lingers On
Stamford Advocate: McMahon's wealth turns politics inside out

MASSACHUSETTS

WSJ: Massachusetts Race Highlights Health Care
Boston Globe: Frank ready to explain, not apologize



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June 13, 2010



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Oil hits Ala. beaches; worst yet since spill
WSJ: BP Told to Step Up Containment
WaPo: White House gives BP deadline for a better oil-collecting strategy
WSJ: Obama, Cameron Discuss BP Spill
NYT: Oil Spill May Spur Action on Energy, Probably Not on Climate
NYT: Across Atlantic, Much Ado About Oil Company’s Name
WaPo: Aboard a shallow-water gas rig, regulatory confusion keeps crew waiting
NYT: Editorial: The President's Moment
WaPo: OpEd: Big Oil can't get beyond petroleum

WSJ: Chevron Pipeline Leaks Crude Into Utah Creek

WaPo: Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid
Politico: Obama pushes for $50b in local aid
Hill: GOP lawmakers, governors battle over extension of stimulus program
Hill: Obama warns leaders in Congress to quickly extend tax cuts

NYT: Obama Presses Congress to Avert Medicare Pay Cuts
WSJ: Obama Concerned on Doctors' Pay (via Google)
Wash Times: Obama, GOP bicker over doctors' Medicare pay
Politico: Obama, GOP clash over 'doc fix'

NYT: Editorial: The Battle Over Financial Reform

Wash Times: Kagan memos detail abortion limits, religious rights
NYT: Editorial: Elena Kagan’s White House Years
WaPo: OpEd: Clarence Thomas seems bored. Why doesn't he run for president in 2012?

Hill: Judiciary Republicans have concerns about pick for Holder's No. 2

WaPo: 'Don't ask, don't tell' law's expected repeal creates strange state of limbo

Ramesh Ponnuru: The Year of the (Pro-Life) Woman

WaPo: Outsider candidates for Congress seek insider help in general election
NYT: One Candidate’s Idea: Office of the Repealer
Boston Globe: GOP women a rising force in the party
NYDN: Bill Clinton still has touch as he aids President Obama, Bubba is back to save Dems



Daily Mail UK: Sarah Palin lines up UK trip – and a visit to Lady Thatcher
Des Moines Register: Huckabee reconsidering 2012?

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Oil and elections

NEW YORK

AP/Gormley: Shutdown talk rising as work on budget lags
NYDN: Paterson wavers on education cuts due to threat of government shutdown
Albany TU: Agencies get ready for shut-down
NY Post: Budget game of chicken as shutdown looms
NYDN: Teachers from Brooklyn's Progress High party courtesy of tax-payer funded vendor

NYDN: Rice hits Schneiderman over Rockefeller drug laws

Buffalo News: Probe ties Pigeon to 'pattern' of violations

Politico: The latest Indy document probe

CALIFORNIA

Hill: Campaigns react to Jerry Brown comparing Whitman to Goebbels
NYT: Top 2 G.O.P. Candidates Don’t Reflect the Valley
Politico: California's team of rivals
Dan Walters: Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman both promise the moon, but talk's cheap
Debra Saunders: Jerry Brown, California's Prince of Self-Transformation
Mercury News: Sick and tired of campaign ads? Well, too bad.

George Will: Proposition California ensures electoral blandness
David Broder: California switch could affect elections nationally

LAT: Who should control California's prison budget? U.S. Supreme Court may weigh in

ARIZONA

Time: Arizona's Next Immigration Target: Children of Illegals
NYT: A Race for Governor of Arizona, With a Lap in New York

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Tea party shows its strength at state GOP convention

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Immigration most pressing platform issue at state GOP convention
Dallas MN: GOP platform proposals
Dallas MN: Houston lawyer Steve Munisteri named to chair Texas Republican Party
AP/Root: Texas GOP ousts chair, wants Ariz. immigration law
Dallas MN: Texas Republicans add Arizona-like residency checks to platform
Dallas MN: As debt threatens to engulf U.S., aversion to taxes, cuts delays action

FLORIDA

NYT: Florida Skips Offshore Oil Binge but Still Pays
Politico: Rubio still for more drilling
Miami Herald: Nature healed what man inflicted in 1979 Gulf spill
SPT: Would California's new election system fly in Florida?

Buzz: Rick Scott: (not) as seen on TV
AP/Farrington: Scott takes Fla. governor's campaign to Panhandle

GEORGIA

AJC: The bump behind Johnny Isakson’s hospital stay
AJC: Roy Barnes and Thurbert Baker battle for DeKalb County

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Blago jury in for a wild ride
Chicago Tribune: Befriending Blago: Comic Corner by The Second City's Ed Furman

Chicago Sun-Times: Mexican drug wars have impact here, Kirk warns

IOWA

AP/Glover: Iowa Democrats seek jolt of energy from big names

MINNESOTA

St. Cloud Times: Pawlenty balances state, tours

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin SJ: Democrats stand unified behind Barrett at convention
Milwaukee JS: Wisconsin tea party movement flexes muscles with unpredictability

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Kasich writes of his ‘Bible guys’
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio's senators want aid for nuclear-site cleanup

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Moroun puts political ties to the test

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Candidates on the issues
CTFP: Tennessee legislative politics veer right

KENTUCKY

AP/Alford: Paul reaches out to gun advocates in Senate race

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Senators prime U.S. to help N.C. with oil spill

SOUTH CAROLINA

Fox: Greene's Primary Opponent Calls for Investigation of Election Results
Hill: Surprise S.C. Senate candidate to 'focus on the issues' vs. DeMint
Kathleen Parker: In South Carolina, voters just say no to dirty politics
CQ Politics: Rating Change: Color Wilson Safe

NEW JERSEY

CQ Politics: New Jersey's Still-Unresolved Primary
S-L: MA shows implications of Gov. Christie's proposed 2.5 percent property tax cap

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Baker’s role in Big Dig financing process was anything but ‘small’



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June 12, 2010



NATIONAL


Politico: Environmentalists give Barack Obama a pass on oil spill
Wash Times: Updated spill stats bad news for BP, nature
WSJ: Scientists Try to Gauge Potential Long-Term Environmental Impact
WSJ: States Seek Compensation From BP as Losses Mount
WaPo: Aftermath spawning profits for many contractors
Politico: Obama: GOP shares the blame for spill
Politico: Nancy Pelosi calls halt on BP dividends to stockholders
Hill: Study claims Gulf oil spill reimbursements could topple BP

WSJ: Democrats Target Corporate Tax Rules (via Google)
WSJ: Small Firms Chafe At Senate Payroll Tax Proposal
WSJ: Congress Considers Tax-Credit Extension for Some Home Buyers
WSJ: White House Knot: Add Jobs but Don't Add to Deficit
Hill: Boehner: Dems busy with 'backroom deals' so they don't have to pass budget
Hill: Obama faults Senate Republicans for blocking 'doc fix'

NYT: Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press

WaPo: Hearings on new intelligence director may center on job's powers

Hill: Sessions: Clinton library withholding documents on Kagan
NYT: Kagan Expressed Broad View of Religious Freedom
WSJ: Kagan Worked on Jones Suit for Clinton
WaPo: Newly released Kagan papers show a flair for the political
Wash Times: Kagan memos detail abortion limits, religious rights
Politico: New documents show political Kagan

WSJ: Pension Cuts Face Test in Colorado, Minnesota

WaPo: 'Tea party' candidates hurt by lack of organization in movement

Wash Times: Panel votes to keep restrictions on gay blood donations

Politico: NRCC settles embezzlement case

Politico: Poll: Obama leads 2012 rivals
Hill: Democrats' image improving with voters

Politico: The GOP's new hue

NEW YORK

CNN: New York government prepares to shut down
NY Post: Paterson's emergency spending bill to cut $300M
Capital Tonight: Budget Extenders
Albany TU: Steps to a shutdown?
Rochester D&C: State emergency spending bill may not pass Legislature
Albany TU: Megna: Extender bill should be ‘easy for them to pass’
NYT: Editorial: The Latest Work Dodge: A Shutdown
Albany TU: Agencies get ready for shut-down
Albany TU: Government shutdown watch: DEC and others
Albany TU: Government shutdown watch: Department of Transportation
NY Post: Silver predicts budget action next week

Albany TU: Political attacks get early tryouts in gubernatorial race
Capital Tonight: Paladino campaign: Caputo Gets Buzzed (with video)

Politico: Wilson hits DiNapoli in donations switch

Capital Tonight: Indy Party Sought To Quash Grand Jury Subpoenas

NYT: New York Plan Makes Fund Both Borrower and Lender

CALIFORNIA

Rasmussen: California Senate: Boxer (D) 48% Fiorina (R) 43%
SacBee: California's Central Valley could play big role in Senate race
LA Times: Sean Hannity to Carly Fiorina: 'All is forgiven'

SacBee: Whitman presses anti-Sacramento message; Brown vows 'frugality'

SacBee: Doolittle says federal corruption probe is over
WSJ: U.S. Closes Case Against Former Congressman Doolittle

NEVADA

Rasmussen: Nevada Governor: Sandoval 54%, Reid 31%
WSJ: Nevada conservatives are rallying around Harry Reid's challenger Sharron Angle

WASHINGTON STATE

WaPo: How the National Republican Senate Committee bagged Dino Rossi

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry blasts White, accepts nomination at GOP convention
Houston Chronicle: Perry rouses GOP delegates with familiar issues
Dallas MN: Perry labels White a D.C. liberal in speech at Texas GOP convention
Houston Chronicle: State GOP feels tea party's force at convention
Dallas MN: Ex-Texas gubernatorial candidate an outlier at state GOP convention in Dallas
Dallas MN: Speech Highlights at Texas GOP Convention

FLORIDA

NYT: Florida Governor Vetoes Abortion Bill
SPT: Gov. Charlie Crist vetoes abortion bill
Miami Herald: Abortion veto puts Crist in the middle

Wash Times: McCollum loses his lead to Scott in poll

GEORGIA

AJC: Karen Handel throws down gender card in clash with Nathan Deal
AJC: Tom Graves to be sworn in Monday by unnamed U.S. House speaker

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: '03 fundraiser brought together names that would make news

INDIANA

American Spectator: The Grown-Up: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

IOWA

DMR: Iowa Poll: Exposure lifts 3 GOP presidential prospects: Romney, Palin, Gingrich
DMR: Iowa Politics Insider: Republican primary drew 227,000 voters

MINNESOTA

ABC: GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty: 'Pendulum is Swinging Back Our Way'

WISCONSIN

WXOW: Neumann Touts Concealed Carry
WTMJ: Democrats Rally At State Convention

OHIO


Dayton Daily News: Strickland maintains $2M fundraising lead in race for governor
Zanesville TR: Gibbs files elections complaint against Space about campaign ad

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Local news: Cox garners Right to Life endorsement

MISSOURI

Hill: McCaskill says she's just two votes shy of ending Senate's secret holds

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Bruce Pearl endorses Haslam for governor
Knox News: Humphrey: GOP spin on Health Care Freedom vote

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: North Carolina: GOP Leaders Give To Johnson, Shun D'Annunzio

Politico: N.C. runoff all about tactics

SOUTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: South Carolina: Bauer Bashes Haley, Endorses Barrett
WaPo: Nikki Haley goes from small-time agitator to credible candidate for S.C. governor
Politico: South Carolina Republican Party calls on Jake Knotts to resign

NYT: Who’s Alvin Greene? State Asks After Vote
Gail Collins: S.C. Strikes Again
State: Strange Senate campaign moves forward

CQ Politics: Clyburn’s Vanquished Foe Files FEC Form Full Of Mystery

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Ehrlich teases Steele, no word on successor

NEW JERSEY

S-L: Christie's cabinet is ordered to prepare for state shutdown in case of budget standstill

COLORADO

Hill: Sen. Bennet: I knew White House urged Romanoff not to run
Dana Milbank: Andrew Romanoff's cynical fratricide

NEW MEXICO

CQ Politics: New Mexico Gets Early Dose Of Mean

MAINE

Rasmussen: Maine Governor: LePage 43%, Mitchell 36%, Cutler 7%

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Dem. state chair stepping down



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June 11, 2010



NATIONAL

NYT: New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf
WaPo: Scientists offer varied estimates, all high, on size of BP oil leak
NYT: First the Spill, Then the Lawsuits
Hill: Oil spill’s health impacts scrutinized
NYT: Boehner on Who Must Pay What for Spill
Hill: Sarcastic Boehner rips dozens of oil hearings
WSJ: BP Weighs Dividend Cut
NYT: U.S. Fury at BP Stirs Backlash Among British
WSJ: The Gulf Spill and the Limits of Science (via Google)
Politico: Obama BP gambit could fall short
Hill: BP chairman invited to meet Obama next week
Sen. Lamar Alexander: An Energy Strategy for Grown-Ups (via Google)
Rep. Mike Honda: Taking environmental responsibility
Mort Kondracke: Oil Spill Should Advance Clean Energy Effort
James Taranto: American Nero: Obama parties on

WaPo: House-Senate panel meets to reconcile differences in financial reform bill
NYT: Congressional Negotiators Start Effort to Merge Versions of Financial Reform Bills
Wash Times: Conferees split on financial reform: House-Senate reconciliation turns partisan
WSJ: Democrats Spar Over Derivatives Rules (via Google)
Politico: Little changes at 'new' conference
Politico: Richard Shelby: Wall St. bill 'off to rocky start'
Hill: Wall Street reform conference begins with Dem-GOP bickering

David Brooks: Prune and Grow
WaPo: Markets rise on global economic news
Wash Times: Republicans press Obama to budge on tighter budget
Todd Zwicki: Why aren't banks lending?
AP/Crutsinger: U.S. on track for another $1 trillion-plus deficit
Politico: Dems eye stimulus to pay teachers
Hill: Congressional leaders give their blessing to Obama’s spending freeze

NYT: S.E.C. Chief Promotes More Rules for Trades
WaPo: SEC approves curbs to avoid repeat of 'flash crash'

Peggy Noonan: 'We Are Totally Unprepared' for WMD attacks (via Google)
Hill: New bipartisan bill would give president power to step in and stop 'cyber 9/11'

Charles Krauthammer: The myth of Iran's 'isolation'

NYT: Senate Rejects Republican Effort to Thwart Carbon Limits
Wash Times: Senate hands climate backers first win
WaPo: Effort to block EPA from regulating greenhouse gases fails in Senate
WSJ: Reckless Endangerment (via Google)
Politico: Dems split on energy bill specifics
Hill: Senate turns back plan to block EPA rules

NYT: Surprising Immigration Crackdown Advances
AP/Yen: Minority population growing: Demographic transformation spurred by Hispanic births
Politico: Dems' tough new immigration pitch

Hill: Pelosi considering rewriting ethics rules drafted two years ago

WSJ: Farewell, Medicare Advantage (via Google)
Hill: Healthcare industry fights for White House role in innovation

Hill: Sen. Coburn takes aim at tax bill’s California Schemin’ provision

WSJ: The iPhone, Net Neutrality and the FCC

WaPo: Editorial: More judicial activism on campaign finance rules

Politico: GOP opens new Kagan attack lines
Hill: Senators: Kagan memos 'troubling'
Human Events: Kagan's Consistent Liberal Voice

Dawn Johnsen: Restoring leadership and integrity to the Office of Legal Counsel

NYT: Plan Would Allow Abortions at Military Hospitals
NYT: Gay Couples Gain Under Violence Against Women Act
Wash Times: Decision nears on easing blood donor policy for gays

Wash Times: Fiscal focus splits GOP factions on social issues
Wash Times: Post-primary spin begins in earnest: GOP attacks 'failed policies'
AP/Babington: Tea party shaping Republican Party, fall faceoffs

Politico: Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney win big in kingmaking states
Pat Buchanan: What's the Mama Grizzly (Sarah Palin) Up To?
Politico: Giuliani returns to N.H.
Hill: GOP tests 2012 theme vs. Obama

Human Events: Pence Slams Pelosi: ‘Least Democratic Speaker in U.S. History’
CQ Politics: Who Bankrolls Pelosi?

NEW YORK

WSJ: Front-Runner Cuomo Plays 'Prevent Defense' (via Google)
Wash Times: Cuomo, Lee atypical political couple: Keep live-in status private
NYT: Uneasy on Camera, Paterson Opens Up on Radio

AP/Gormley: Pledge makes shutdown possible: Diaz says he will vote no on extender
NY Post: Paterson warns of 'anarchy' after shutdown
Buffalo News: State's top Democratic leaders downplay talk of government shutdown
NY Post: Dems drop shut-down vow
Albany TU: Senate GOP: Put this in your bill and cut it
Reuters: Cash-poor NY state may issue IOUs like California

Albany TU: Survey: Tax rich to save schools

NYDN: Disgraced pol Alan Hevesi, aide held pension talks, AG Andrew Cuomo says

Hill: Judiciary advances 2nd circuit court nominee after bitter fight over serial-killer case

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Brown, Whitman come out slugging
SacBee: Whitman presses anti-Sacramento message; Brown vows 'frugality'
Rasmussen: California Governor: Brown (D) 45%, Whitman (R) 44%
CQ Politics: Whitman's First General Election Ad
Politico: Brown: Goebbels crack 'jogging talk'
Dan Walters: As tax duel looms, here's the real story
WaPo: Meg Whitman might not get nod from Gov. Schwarzenegger

Mercury News: Carly Fiorina getting national attention — for mocking Barbara Boxer's hair
NYT: An Early Campaign Gaffe Makes a Non-Issue Big
Ruth Marcus: Carly Fiorina doesn't get a pass on comment about Boxer's hair
AP/Thompson: Campbell reassesses after 3rd loss in Senate race

AP/Young: Surprise candidate Brian Fitzgerald leading in GOP statewide race

John Fund: Nobody Likes a Tax Hiker: Mike Villines is paying

NEVADA

Rasmussen: Nevada Senate: Angle 50%, Reid 39%
CQ Politics: Rating Change: Reid’s Race a Tossup
CQ Politics: Reid's First General Election Ad
Bloomberg: Reid Begins New Phase of Senate Campaign With Ads Touting Clout
Las Vegas RJ: Clinton sings Reid's praises
AP/Blood: Nevada's Angle teams with Scott Brown consultants
AP/Elliott: Angle emerges as Democrats' top target

WASHINGTON STATE

Politico: The wooing of Dino Rossi

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas Democrats sue to find who bankrolled Green Party petitions
AP/Root: Gov. Rick Perry kicks off Texas GOP convention
Houston Chronicle: Perry rips Washington to kick off state GOP confab
Dallas MN: Immigration is sticky issue for state GOP
Dallas MN: Dallas GOP looking for shot of energy

FLORIDA



SPT: Poll gives Rick Scott 13-point lead on Bill McCollum in GOP governor's primary
Miami Herald: Rick Scott and Jeff Greene see surge after ad blitz
SPT: Scott's political opponents correct: His former hospital company committed fraud

Miami Herald: Oil seeps into Florida waterways
WSJ: Florida AG Seeks At Least $2.5B Escrow Account From BP

GEORGIA

AJC: Roy Barnes snags support of DeKalb County’s top prosecutor
AJC: Gwinnett is now a minority majority county

ILLINOIS

Rasmussen: Illinois Governor: Brady (R) 47%, Quinn (D) 36%

Chicago Tribune: Monk details Blagojevich's drive for cash
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich gets warning on distracting gestures
AP/Tarm: Witness: Blagojevich urged silence about money

CQ Politics: Illinois Prayer: Please Send Someone Who Isn't An Embarrassment

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty plays to youth on 'Daily Show'

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Kilpatrick doesn't deserve to go to boot camp, Worthy says
Detroit FP: Poll: Michigan voters won't back more casinos
AP/Martin: Michigan lawmakers continue state budget debates

MISSOURI

Hill: Skelton: Panel will investigate Arlington cemetery failures

TENNESSEE

AP/Johnson: Tenn. bill to opt out of fed health care law fails

ARKANSAS

Kim Strassel: Big Labor's Arkansas Bust (via Google)
NYT: Editorial: The Message From Arkansas

SOUTH CAROLINA

WaPo: In South Carolina, Greene is mystery man despite winning Democratic Senate nod
NYT: Investigation Is Sought Into Primary in S. Carolina
WaPo: S.C. lawmaker calls for investigations of Democratic primary, 2 other races
NYT: Who Is Alvin Greene?
WaPo: DeMint: No, we didn't 'plant' Alvin Greene

CNN: Haley touts surging poll numbers after primary win
State: GOP rebukes Knotts for Haley slur
WaPo: The five nastiest South Carolina races ever
Time: Nikki Haley: South Carolina's New Political Star

Politico: The blogger who upended S.C.

VIRGINIA

Politico: Cantor aims to focus GOP on spending

CQ Politics: Virginia: GOP Runner-Up Forms PAC

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. legislators negotiate budget cuts as July 1 deadline approaches
Phila Inq: Parties quietly resolve budget differences

MARYLAND

Rasmussen: Maryland Governor: Ehrlich (R) 45%, O’Malley (D) 45%
WaPo: Md. GOP is ready to win, Ehrlich says
Baltimore Sun: GOP fundraiser features Steele, Ehrlich

MASSACHUSETTS



Boston Globe: Baker vows to cut business taxes
Boston Herald: Charles Baker calls for $175M in tax cuts for biz

Boston Globe: Snubbed by Brown, supported by Giuliani: Malone gets star backing

LOUISIANA

WaPo: Louisiana congressman Charlie Melancon moved to tears by gulf spill

ALABAMA

Politico: James plans full Ala. recount

COLORADO

Hill: Colorado Republican looks to avoid becoming the next Tea Party victim

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: Bennett to endorse Bridgewater
AP/Vergakis: Bennett to endorse Bridgewater









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June 10, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: GOP Newcomers Raise Fall Stakes
WSJ: Two New Republican Stars Emerge
NYT: For G.O.P., Sorting Out Candidates Gets a Bit Messy
Wash Times: GOP primaries underscore rise of fiscal right
LA Times: Voters send mixed message in primary
Wash Times: Primaries engender year of the woman
LA Times: 2010: the Year of the Conservative Woman?
WaPo: In primaries, female candidates didn't make gender an issue
WSJ: Measuring the Impact of a Nod From Palin
Ann Coulter: Sarah Palin: Please endorse Rob Simmons
Karl Rove: Obama and the Trouble With Voting 'Present'
James Taranto: GOP voters show that tea-party foes are divorced from reality
Politico: After Lincoln: Who's next?



NYT: Efforts in Gulf to Limit Flow of Spill News
WSJ: U.S. Ramps Up Tab on BP
WaPo: Estimate of spilled oil goes up, and BP stock price goes down
WaPo: Increase in inspectors hasn't kept pace with boom in offshore US oil rigs and projects
WaPo: Poll: Support plunges for offshore drilling; regulators blamed for Gulf spill
WSJ: Obama Meets Toto
WSJ: Drilling Bits of Fiction (via Google)
John Engler: Drilling moratorium is a jobs moratorium

NYT: Democrats Seek Votes on Spending Bill
NYT: Bernanke Warns of ‘Unsustainable’ Debt
NYT: Editorial: The Wrong Message on Deficits
Hill: Boehner to Obama: Find some 'ass to kick' on the budget deficit
WSJ: Lincoln's Win Juices Overhaul Effort
Politico: Democrats in quandary over derivatives
WSJ: Don't Believe the Double-Dippers (via Google)
WaPo: Obama orders cuts in federal building costs, could affect thousands of leases
George Will: Jobs report a nightmare for Obama progressivism

WaPo: Kagan has many achievements, but her world has been relatively narrow
Wash Times: Activist groups making hay over Kagan
Rasmussen: 41% Oppose Kagan's Confirmation To Supreme Court

WSJ: GOP Challenges Obama on Climate (via Google)
Hill: Climate change showdown
WaPo: Editorial: Move to curb EPA action on emissions is premature
NYT: Editorial: Where’s the Senate on This One?
American Spectator: EPA Vote Coming Down to the Wire

NYT: Fee Increase for Immigration Papers Planned
WSJ: Immigration Fees Set to Rise, on Lower Demand
AP/Gamboa: Feds proposing new round of immigration fee hikes
Politico: Dems junk empathy to push immigration reform

Wash Times: Backlog hinders probe of candidate job offers

Politico: Lawmakers seek to gut ethics office

Human Events: Is 2010 Census Counting Homeless People Twice?

NEW YORK

NYT: Parties Clash as Albany Edges Closer to Shutdown
Albany TU: Lights out threat real?
NYDN: Thug! Lame-duck! Blackmail! It's Paterson vs. Diaz/Espada in vicious budget battle
NYDN: Paterson Calls On Skelos To Lead
NY Post: Senators throw cold water on Coup II
NYT: Law Limits Rise in Health Insurance Rates

CALIFORNIA



SacBee: Whitman may be Brown's biggest challenge yet
McClatchy: Boxer says Fiorina matchup offers 'clear choice'
LA Times: Whitman, Fiorina victories draw comparisons to Feinstein, Boxer wins in 1992
WSJ: Parties Come Out Swinging in California
WaPo: Calif. gubernatorial race seen as touchstone for 2010 politics
NYT: Ex-C.E.O.’s Show Tech Can Play in Politics
WSJ: A Political Transfusion: The primaries are producing some welcome new talent
Politico: Fiorina unfiltered
LA Times: At lively rally, state GOP Chairman Ron Nehring asks Californians to 'join with us'

LA Times: L.A. County may be key battleground for attorney general rivals

NYT: Calif. Voting Change Could Signal Big Political Shift
SacBee: Schwarzenegger basks in Prop. 14 open-primary victory

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Angle quiet after win
NYT: Nevada Primary Sets Up Senate Race of Sharp Contrasts
Dana Milbank: Did Harry Reid get a softball opponent?
Politico: Reid measures right Angle
Rasmussen: Nevada Election Night Polling: Angle Wins Big Among Tea Party Activists

ARIZONA

Rasmussen: Obama 44%, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer 39%

TEXAS

NYT: A Clash in Texas Over Air Pollution

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Florida Senate: Crist 37%, Rubio 37%, Meek 15%
SPT: Poll: Crist leads three-way race; Floridians disapprove of Obama's oil spill response
Miami Herald: Poll: Crist holding on to Senate race lead
AP/Elliott: Crist drops anti-abortion language from website

Rasmussen: Florida Governor: Scott 45%, Sink 40%

GEORGIA

AJC: Tom Graves again dominates 9th District map
WSJ: GOP’s Graves Wins Special House Election in Georgia

ILLINOIS

Rasmussen: Illinois Senate: Kirk 42%, Giannoulias 39%
Chicago Sun-Times: New military heat for Mark Kirk
Chicago Tribune: Mark Kirk and the Illinois curse

Chicago Tribune: One-time chief of staff knocks down Blagojevich's 'firewall'
Chicago Sun-Times: Monk has his say in court at Blago trial
NYT: Illinois: Ex-Aide to Blagojevich Says They Plotted in 2003

WSJ: Why I'm Running as a Tea Party Republican (via Google)

INDIANA

CQ Politics: Indiana: 15 Republicans Seek Nod For Souder Seat

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Branstad captures majority in three-way GOP primary

OHIO


Cleve PD: Portman to begin airing ads in race against Fisher
CQ Politics: Ohio: Space, Gibbs Trade Barbs In 18th
AP/Smyth: Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP fundraiser's appeal

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: DeVoses endorse Cox for governor
Detroit News: Mike Cox rumored to have Right to Life nod locked up
Detroit News: Snyder letter affirms anti-abortion stand
Detroit News: Boot camp could cut Kilpatrick sentence
Detroit FP: State: Ex-mayor Kilpatrick qualifies for boot camp
Detroit News: Conyers asks to delay prison 3 months

ARKANSAS

WSJ: Unions Take Hit In Arkansas Race
WSJ: The Unions Lose Big (via Google)
NYT: In Arkansas, Battle Over, It Is Time for Another
Wash Times: Despite loss in Arkansas, labor calls money well-spent
Politico: Lincoln's lessons: Behind her win
Politico: Ark. fight fuels W.H.-labor family feud

SOUTH CAROLINA

NYT: S.C. Candidate Challenges Status Quo
Rasmussen: SC Election Night Polling: 39% of GOP Voters Affiliated With Tea Party
Politico: Mitt Romney headed to S.C. for Nikki Haley
Politico: Barrrett 'in to win' runoff
State: Barrett will stay in race for governor
WaPo: Gresham Barrett tries to build a runoff case against Nikki Haley in S.C.

WaPo: DeMint opponent Alvin Greene asked to withdraw: felony obscenity charge revelation
Hill: S.C. Dems ask Senate nominee to withdraw after felony charge
NYDN: SC Dems split over surprise Sen nominee Greene, accused of flashing porn at a co-ed
Politico: Greene vows to stay in race
NYT: Questions After Political Unknown Wins

Ezra Klein: Lindsey Graham and the failure of the 'lone Republican' theory

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginia Republicans reassess after Pat Herrity's 11th District primary loss

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: The Runyan-Adler slugfest begins
S-L: Diane Gooch seeks vote recount after close call in GOP 6th District primary race

S-L: Gov. Chris Christie swiftly replaces seven-member N.J. judicial advisory group

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Governor: Sparks Trails Top Republicans

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Republican Candidates Still Hold Small Edge

MAINE

AP/Adams: Independent is a factor in Maine governor's race

NORTH DAKOTA

WSJ: N.D. GOP Voters Pick Rick Berg to Face Rep. Pomeroy





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June 9, 2010



NATIONAL

NYT: Whitman and Fiorina Win in Calif.; Lincoln Prevails in Ark.
WaPo: Blanche Lincoln wins Arkansas Senate race; Nikki Haley in SC runoff
Politico: Lincoln holds on, GOP women soar
Hill: Lincoln survives while Boxer and Reid learn their challengers
WaPo: 12 states hold primary elections
Politico: GOP's statehouse position strong
Politico: Palin's backing pays off for pals



WSJ: As Missteps Mount, So Does the Backlash
WaPo: Officials cite progress in siphoning oil, but remain unclear on size of spill
NYT: Plumes of Oil Below Surface Raise New Concerns
WSJ: Feel the Rage: Liberals discover the right's critique of regulation
Hill: Pelosi wants spill bill by August recess
Holman Jenkins: Beyond 'Beyond Petroleum': Handicapping the future of BP (via Google)
AP/Bohrer: Palin to Obama on oil companies: 'Give me a call'
Hill: Issa questions Democrats on oversight

NYT: Stimulus Talk Yields to Calls to Cut Deficits
WaPo: Social Security's defenders wary of deficit reduction commission

Politico: Jobs bill readies for final push
WSJ: With Billions On the Line, Banks Push To Dilute Bill (via Google)
WSJ: Showdown on Fund Taxes
AP/Taylor: Senate Democrats target oil firms to more taxation
Dick Morris: Obamanomics recession
Newt Gingrich: The Democrats’ Job Killing Policies Kill Jobs
Human Events: Hillary to World: Raise Your Taxes!

NYT: Nominee for Spy Post Opposed More Clout
David Ignatius: Obama seeks to reshape intel operations with choice of Clapper

Hill: Exasperated members see obstruction at DoJ

NYT: Obama Lobbies Elderly on Benefits of Health Law

NYT: Justices Block Matching Funds for Candidates in Arizona
WSJ: Freer Political Speech (via Google)
NYT: Editorial: Keeping Politics Safe for the Rich

Politico: Energy bill still stuck in neutral
Hill: Obama threatens to veto Murkowski climate plan as lobbying intensifies
Hill: Lieberman attacks possibility of climate bill as amendment
NYT: OpEd: The Climate Majority
Human Events: Global Warming Fraud?
American Thinker: Climate Alarmism Takes Off in a New Direction
WSJ: Rockefeller Signals Support to Overturn Greenhouse-Gas Curbs (via Google)

Wash Times: Tough-talking Obama aims to reverse poll slide
Dorothy Rabinowitz: The Alien in the White House
American Spectator: Barack Obama's Total Eclipse for America

James Taranto: A Living Icon of Journalism'

Kathleen Parker: The little engine that might

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Budget talks receive a push
Albany TU: After meeting, Paterson grows open to borrowing
WSJ: Paterson Turns Budget Screws (via Google)
Buffalo News: Paterson ups ante on stalled budget
NYT: Editorial: Albany's So-Called Governing
NY Post: Espada's new plot for doom: Vows gov't shutdown

NYT: A Former Top Aide to Paterson Languishes as an Inquiry Moves Slowly

Rochester D&C: Mayor Robert Duffy defends pension; vows to govern during campaign

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Whitman, Fiorina cruise to victories
WSJ: Two Tech Chiefs Triumph in California
Politico: CEOs vs. politicians in California
SacBee: Meg Whitman won with money, marketing
SacBee: Fiorina wins big
WaPo: In Orange County, greater concern about California economy than national issues
WaPo: In California, Whitman celebrates GOP nomination for governor while attacking Brown
WaPo: Looking ahead: Fiorina vs. Boxer

LA Times: Voters approve California open primary
NYT: California Voters Back Election Overhaul

LA Times: Cooley wins, Harris leads in attorney general's race

CQ Politics: California: Denham Wins In 19th; Pombo Distant Third
CQ Politics: California: Harmer Gets Another Shot, This Time Vs. McNerney

NEVADA



Las Vegas RJ: Angle wins, promises to 'dump Harry Reid' in November
WSJ: Sharron Angle to Face Harry Reid in Nevada Senate Race
CQ Politics: Angle Claims GOP Nomination in Nevada
Politico: Brian Sandoval wins, Harry Reid gets Sharron Angle
Las Vegas RJ: Gibbons' ouster a historic defeat
WSJ: Nevada GOP Governor Loses Re-election
WaPo: In Nevada Republican primary, former front-runner Sue Lowden ponders her fall
Las Vegas RJ: Krolicki easily wins GOP nomination for lieutenant governor

ARIZONA

Politico: Arizona pol wants immigrant 'tent city'
Randy Pullen: Rep. Connie Mack is Wrong on Arizona Law

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Dem candidate White made millions in energy investments while Houston mayor

FLORIDA

Quinnipiac: Crist Edges Rubio In 3-Way Florida Senate Race
Miami Herald: Crist, Cabinet berate BP over spill response
SPT: Ft. Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis ditches GOP for independent bid for AG post

GEORGIA

CQ Politics: Graves Headed to Congress
AJC: Karen Handel’s e-mails with a Log Cabin Republican

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich: Corrupt plotter or honest victim?
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich's lawyer tells jurors: Rod 'ain't corrupt'
Chicago Sun-Times: Rod's 'broke': attorney
WSJ: The Blagojevich Drama Debuts
NYT: Blagojevich Was Led Astray, Lawyer Tells Jurors
AP/Robinson: Blagojevich's attorney: 'The guy ain't corrupt'

INDIANA

Politico: Mitch Daniels: Low key, high profile

IOWA

CQ Politics: Iowa: Zaun Beats Gibbons, Will Face Rep. Boswell In 3rd District

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Cox wins endorsement from Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Detroit FP: Kwame Kilpatrick sent to Manistee prison

MISSOURI

Hill: Rep. Skelton said he hears little from constituents on 'Don't ask, don't tell'

ARKANSAS

NYT: Anti-Incumbent Rage Bypasses Arkansas
WSJ: Lincoln Bucks Wave Against Incumbents
EJ Dionne: Where's the anti-incumbent rage in Tuesday's primary results?

NORTH CAROLINA

Rasmussen: North Carolina Senate: Burr Still Leads Both Democratic Challengers

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Haley, Barrett headed for GOP runoff
Politico: Haley trounces Barrett, but falls short
CBS: Nikki Haley Can't Avoid Runoff in South Carolina
WaPo: Nikki Haley: 10 things you didn't know about the S.C. Republican
AP/Adcox: 2 Republicans in runoff for Lt Gov nod
State: Wilson, Lord head for AG runoff

CQ Politics: Inglis Forced Into Runoff
Politico: Bob Inglis latest incumbent to stumble

AP: Scott, Thurmond in GOP runoff in SC's 1st District

AP/Adcox: Unemployed vet wins Senate Dem nomination in SC

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Republicans tap Fimian, Hurt in Va. primaries for U.S. House

NEW JERSEY



S-L: Ex-Eagles football player Jon Runyan is nominated as GOP candidate for 3rd District
NYT: Beneath Budget Noise in New Jersey, Some Consensus

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Senate: Republican Candidates Still Hold Small Edge

SOUTH DAKOTA

CQ Politics: South Dakota: Noem To Face Rep. Herseth Sandlin







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NATIONAL

WSJ: Primaries to Watch From Coast to Coast
NYT: Primaries Test Mood of Voters at Midterm
Politico: Tue. targets: Nine top races to watch
Hill: Another Tuesday test of anti-establishment mood
Human Events: What's at Stake In Tuesday's Primaries
WaPo: Voters' support for members of Congress is at an all-time low, poll finds
NYT: Pushing a Liberal Agenda, With Democrats as Target
AP/Sidoti: Voters to pick Senate challengers for Reid, Boxer
WSJ: Candidates Go After Their Rivals' Ties to Wall Street
Hill: GOP puts health reform on ballot as turnout tool

WaPo: BP cap trapping substantial amounts of oil, gas
NYT: Rate of Oil Leak, Still Not Clear, Puts Doubt on BP
WaPo: Reports at BP over years find history of problems
NYT: In Alabama, a Home-Grown Bid to Beat Back Oil
Wash Times: Obama predicts long recovery
NYT: Editorial: Can BP Ever Get It Right?
WSJ: Obama to Reopen Oil Drilling

Politico: Big banks worry over reform
Politico: Lobbyists flock to Wall St. bill
WSJ: The Leading Men of Regulation: Geithner, Dodd, Frank
WSJ: Finance Panel Accuses Goldman of Stalling
NYT: Editorial: What Is Goldman Hiding?

Politico: Senate Dems move on jobs bill
Rich Lowry: Where are the jobs?
Politics Daily: Public Increasingly Seeing Obama as Responsible for the Economy

Politico: Harry Reid lays out huge Senate agenda

Hill: Reid, Pelosi head for climate clash
Hill: Schumer says no decisions made on climate floor strategy
American Thinker: Rushing to Climate Change Conclusions

WaPo: White House is directing agencies to cut budgets

NYT: Bernanke Forecasts a Fitful Recovery

Hill: Axe may fall on tax break for mortgages

NYT: Medicaid Cut Places States in Budget Bind

WSJ: Pilot Plan on Health an Option for States (via Google)

John Yoo: A Sensible Bow to Post-9/11 Reality (via Google)
NYT: Editorial: Doctors Who Aid Torture

Wash Times: Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Clinton post

Politico: Obama reshaping judiciary landscape

James Taranto: Helen Thomas and Peter Beinart: She personifies the reality he denies

Pat Buchanan: Misdemeanors -- or Crimes?

Hill: Why I feel sympathy for Sarah Palin

NEW YORK

WSJ: Cuomo Running Mate Is a 'Double Dipper'
Albany TU: Cuomo talks, hints at a successor
WSJ: Suffolk County Seeks Levy's Income Details
WSJ: Levy Faces Records Probe by District Attorney

NYT: Albany Lawmakers Pass Big Cuts in Health Care
NYDN: Albany OKs curbs on health insurers
NY Post: Paterson plays budget chicken

Albany TU: After the coup d'etat

NYT: Top Queens Republican Mired in an Inquiry Into Bloomberg Campaign Funds

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Palin robocalls aimed at boosting Fiorina
American Spectator: Our Hero Barbara Boxer
WaPo: On eve of Calif. election, Whitman begins shifting gears
SacBee: Turnout today could set election record, but not on the high side
NYT: OpEd: The Golden (State) Mean
Politico: GOP bad dream: Birther on ticket
Dan Walters: California's voting gap widens
Public Policy Polling: California's Unpopular Politicians

WSJ: California Is Stuck in 1st Gear: Falls Behind Nation in Job Growth
LA Times: L.A. County supervisors OK $23-billion budget

ARIZONA




LA Times: The immigration factor in McCain's reelection fight

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Key races draw voters
WSJ: GOP Feud Bodes Well for Reid
Fox: Nevada: Tea Partiers Smell Victory in Republican Senate Race to Challenge Reid
Atlantic: Reid's Advantage
Human Events: Defeating Dingy Harry
Human Events: Big Trouble for Harry Reid

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Bid to put a Green in Texas governor race may be illegal, expert says
Dallas MN: Rick and Kay, together again

OKLAHOMA

AP: Candidates file for governor's seat

FLORIDA

WSJ: Florida Race Gets Messy
American Spectator: Switch-22
SPT: Gov. Crist visits bay area to reassure leaders on oil spill

GEORGIA

AJC: Voter anger a factor in races for House, Senate
AJC: Rural N. Georgia Democrats grab candidates’ attention
Cynthia Tucker: Democrats foolishly fall for GOP bluster over the deficit

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: It's show time for Blagojevich prosecutor
Chicago Tribune: Jury nearly in place; lawyers' openings set for Tuesday
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich trial: Opening statements will be a study in contrast
Chicago Tribune: New GOP TV ad blasts Quinn, Blagojevich

Chicago Sun-Times: Kirk loses backing of two environmental groups
Chicago Tribune: Veterans with ties to Democratic activist hit Kirk military record
AP: Quinn calls Kirk's embellishments 'disappointing'

IOWA

Des Moines Register: New Iowa Poll shows GOP majority favors Terry Branstad for gov.
Fox: Former Iowa Governor Branstad Seeks to Regain Old Job

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Insider’s budget tales set Capitol buzzing
Star Tribune: About that Sixth District DFL ballot...

WISCONSIN

AP/Bauer: Barrett proposes $1.1 billion in savings for Wis.

OHIO


Rasmussen: Ohio Governor: Kasich 47%, Strickland 42%
Columbus Dispatch: Union dues an issue in race for governor

Rasmussen: Ohio Senate: Portman 43%, Fisher 43%

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Miller endorses Hoekstra for governor
Detroit FP: Miller backs Hoekstra for governor
Detroit News: Father, son charged with making threats against U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak

KANSAS

KC Star: Libby Ensley begins campaign for Kansas secretary of state
Wichita Eagle: Elizabeth Ensley files for Kansas secretary of state
KC Star: Ethics complaint in the Kansas 2nd District race

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Lincoln’s Fate Tops Super Tuesday Balloting

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: In radio appearance, Rand Paul sticks to safe topic: budget
AP/Alford: Rand Paul breaks silence with talk show interview
American Thinker: The Rand Paul Gaffe and Liberal Injustice

SOUTH CAROLINA



Politico: Haley dismisses affair questions
CQ Politics: Carolina Candidate Bauer Releases Polygraph Results

CQ Politics: Poll: Runoff Likely For Inglis

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Virginia GOP looks for rebound: Primary races in 5 districts
US News: Virginia GOP Set to Pick House Nominees in Primaries
CQ Politics: Virginia: In GOP Primaries, Nothing Is Certain But Taxes

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia Inquirer: Voters hit the polls in South Jersey Tuesday
S-L: GOP group launches radio ads supporting Gov. Christie's N.J. property tax cap proposal

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: NRCC Moves To Bolster Gerlach

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: Ehrlich unveils plans for business

WASHINGTON STATE

CQ Politics: Poll: Rossi Could Give Murray Close Run
Seattle PI: Murray campaign: Dino is coming! Need dollars

LOUISIANA

AP/McGill: Could the spill restore Jindal as a GOP whiz kid?

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Senate: Shelby Still Leads Barnes 58% to 31%

MISSISSIPPI

CQ Politics: In the Delta, Everyone’s Buzzing About Barbour

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston Globe: 2012 primary plans would keep N.H. first







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