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May 31, 2010



NATIONAL

Ted Nugent: Memorial Day, Every Day

LA Times: BP's new plan risks worsening oil spill
NYT: White House Tries to Regroup as Criticism Mounts Over Leak
NYT: Reforms Slow to Arrive at Drilling Agency
NYT: Cleanup Draws Critics Over Speed and Care
NYDN: Louisianans dependent on shrimp season for income blast oil big BP
NYT: Editorial: Questions About the Gulf

Paul Krugman: The Pain Caucus

Human Events: Gays in the Military

WaPo: New records show some lobbyists are top fundraisers for political candidates

CQ Politics: Sestak Offer Spurs Sunday Talk Show Sparring

AP/Sidoti: GOP upbeat about gubernatorial prospects, Midwest
Hill: Senate Democrats plan on using recess to win back seniors
WaPo: Tea party could add to Republicans' numbers in Congress but shake up their unity
Kathleen Parker: John Boehner dreams of a rebellious November

Fox: Transcript: Gov. Rendell and Rep. Issa on 'FNS'

NEW YORK



Buffalo News: Carl Paladino off the canal, into the fray
NYT: G.O.P. Faces Tough Task in Picking a Nominee
NY Post: GOP rift over who'll be Cuo-mowed down
Roger Stone: Ed Cox's Two Ballot Strategy
Albany TU: McCaughey opens convention, calls mosque ‘temple to terrorists’



Albany TU: Insurgent Lorigo-Kay slate earns Conservative primary
Albany TU: A dark horse at the Conservative Convention?
Ballot Access: New York Conservative Party Backs Republican Rick Lazio for Governor

NYT: New York to Lead States in Extra Medicare Payments

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: DeVore, Fiorina actively court 'tea party' vote
Mercury News: GOP Senate contenders bring unique backgrounds
Merc: Latest Senate poll leaves GOP questioning if their favorite candidate can win in Nov

Fresno Bee: Poizner, Whitman fight for support in Valley
LA Times: Whitman, Poizner campaign on their home Silicon Valley turf
SacBee: Voters' top issues play little role in ads in governor's race
SacBee: Father-son rivalry played out in the governor's office, Brown letters show

SacBee: USC/LAT poll has Whitman up 24 points, Fiorina up 15

Dan Walters: California's business-tax debate flares up anew

TEXAS

AP/Shannon: Come and take it! Perry fights attacks Texas style
Houston Chronicle: EPA provides talking points for both sides

Dallas MN: Accident set Texas Attorney General Abbott on path to politics
Dallas MN: At a Glance: Greg Abbott

FLORIDA

SPT: Prosecutor Bondi leaves the courthouse and takes a hard right

ILLINOIS

Chicago DH: Party over people: Capitol session gives both sides ammo for campaigns

WISCONSIN

Politics Daily: Russ Feingold May Face Tough Race Against GOP Newcomer in Wisconsin

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Political ads in race for Ohio governor hit airwaves early
Mansfield NJ: Ohio's lawmakers divided over end of don't ask, don't tell

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Expect Newt to rock Mackinac

KENTUCKY

Hill: Rand Paul leading in Kentucky poll
Jewish Chronicle: Tea Party rise, Rand Paul win has Republican Jews nervous
Sun Sentinel: Rand Paul's gaffe: Remark casts doubt on candidate, tea party

NORTH CAROLINA

WSOC: Rielle Hunter Gives Deposition In Sex Tape Lawsuit In Charlotte

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hill: DeMint raising cash for non-'RINOs'

NEVADA

WSJ: Uncertainty Brews in GOP Challenge to Reid (via Google)

HAWAII

AP/Sample: Ex-congressman won't run again for Hawaii seat
WaPo: Ed Case opts out of Hawaii race







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May 30, 2010



NATIONAL

NYT: Top Kill Fails to Plug Leak; BP Readies Next Approach
WaPo: As 'top kill' effort fails, BP must fall back on oil spill containment strategy
NYT: Gulf Coast Fishermen Fear Disruption of Their Way of Life
WSJ: Ever Rising Political Stakes for Obama

NYT: 3,000 Pages of Financial Reform, but Still Not Enough

WaPo: Illegal immigrants gravitate toward Arizona border
NYT: Editorial: Troops and the Border

NYT: Foes and Supporters of New Immigration Law Gather in Arizona

Chicago Tribune: Sestak affair an embarrassment but no scandal

AP/Espo: GOP Senate hopes ride with tea party activists
Boston Globe: Tea Party’s rise could undercut mainstream GOP
Sun Sentinel: Tea party: Activists cause real problems for GOP

WaPo: House kills Republican effort to cut federal pay

NEW YORK

Rochester D&C: GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino pledges to cut taxes, spending
Buffalo News : Cuomo's HUD career under scrutiny
Star-Ledger: NY Democrat Andrew Cuomo sounding a lot like NJ Gov. Chris Christie
AP: Conservatives Endorse Lazio for Governor
AP/Gormley: NY GOP has rare uncertainty over governor's race

CALIFORNIA

LAT: Whitman expands primary lead; Fiorina pulls out from the pack
LAT: Whitman scoots right on a double-edged sword
Merc: Fiorina takes large lead over Campbell; Whitman regains large lead over Poizner
Merc: A reality check on Whitman and Poizner's negative ad campaigns
Mercury News: Open-primary measure could reshape California' political system — or not
SB Sun: Money talks in governor race

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Bush library plans Oval Office, considers 9/11 artifacts
Dallas MN: Texas budget cuts may close prisons, signaling a policy shift
Dallas MN: Texas leaders ask agencies for ideas on spending cuts

FLORIDA

Herald Tribune: Crist's centrist strategy working
News Herald: Crist offers Panhandle reassurance over holiday weekend
SPT: Florida Republicans tie themselves in knots over Arizona immigration law
Tall Dem: Kottkamp to address GOP
Tampa Trib: Leading the Florida Attorney General's race: 'Undecided'

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia candidates begin sprint to finish
AJC: Mood of voters: State of discontent
Augusta Chronicle: Area voters have many choices to make
AP/Brumback: Georgia primary campaigns ramping up

ILLINOIS

WaPo: Illinois Senate candidate admits claim about military award was inaccurate
NYT: Advice From a Winning Republican Governor: Jim Edgar

IOWA

AP/Glover: Gov candidate Roberts emerges as nice guy in race

OHIO


NYT: Ohio Race, Gauge for Midterms, Shows Economy Leading Way

ARKANSAS

Politico: Lincoln besieged on all sides

SOUTH CAROLINA

Post & Courier: Haley's rivals eager for a calmer week

ALABAMA

AP/Rawls: Alabama Dems may nominate 1st black for governor

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Activists protest immigration measure
Boston Globe: Mass. Senate passes crackdown on illegal immigrants



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May 29, 2010



NATIONAL

Ted Nugent: Every day is Memorial Day

WSJ: Effort to Plug Well Hangs in Balance
NYT: BP Engineers Making Little Headway on Leaking Well
WSJ: Oil Spill May Be Still Bigger
WSJ: Frustration, Fury Greet Obama in Gulf
NYT: A Daunting Season for 5 Gulf Governors
NYT: Scientists Build Case for Undersea Plumes
NYT: Interim Director Named for Drilling Agency
WSJ: Acting Leader Picked for Drilling Regulator
Hill: Senior Interior Department official takes reins at MMS
WaPo: Birnbaum 'took fall' after MMS played catch-up after lapses in ethics, oversight
Politico: Obama punts on Birnbaum exit
WSJ: Drill Ban Crimps Suppliers of Energy
Politico: Mary Landrieu: President Obama will pay politically for spill
Wash Times: Obama visits Gulf Coast
Dana Milbank: Obama's oil spill response: Too much culpability, too much passivity
Rush Limbaugh: Brazen Deceit: Obama, BP Lied About "Top Kill" Timing, Success

Politico: House passes downsized jobs bill
WaPo: Congressional Democrats downshift on spending, cut provisions to jobs bill
WaPo: Jobs bill reignites feud over foreign profit of U.S. firms
Bloomberg: House Passes Jobs Legislation Raising Taxes for Buyout Managers
NYT: House Votes to Eliminate Hedge Fund Tax Break
Hill: House approves tax extenders package
NYT: Currently in Vogue: Ringing the Deficit Alarm
WaPo: Personal incomes up, but consumer spending flat in April
George Will: Obama's spending idea is only frugality theater
Rush Limbaugh: Mrs. Clinton Says the Rich "Not Paying Their Fair Share" of Taxes
Politico: House GOP: Freeze federal salaries

Politico: War funding clears Senate
Hill: Senate takes recess, leaving angry doctors without Medicare payment fix

Hill: House passes defense authorization bill
Politico: House passes defense policy bill

WaPo: Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike



WSJ: Issa Links Sestak Job Offer and Watergate
WSJ: Sestak Message Ran Through Clinton
Wash Times: White House: Clinton approached Sestak
WSJ: Rahm to Bill to Joe
NY Post: Obama sent Bubba to recruit Sestak
NY Post: Foul, but not afoul of law: experts
Rush Limbaugh: Now We Know Why Clinton and Obama Had Lunch on Thursday
WaPo: Sestak: Bill Clinton offered him job to quit race
WaPo: Bill Clinton has evolved into Obama's Mr. Fix-It
Politico: Clinton 'whiff of scandal' returns
Politico: W.H.: Bill Clinton spoke to Joe Sestak on post
Hill: White House: Clinton spoke to Sestak about 'uncompensated' job
CQ Politics: White House: ‘No Improper Conduct’ in Sestak Job Offer
NYT: The Politicking Behind an Offer to a Specter Foe
American Spectator: Sestak: Brother Collaborating With White House
Hill: Obama in Windy City as charges of 'Chicago-style' politics step up



Main Justice: Former AG Mukasey Says Sestak Special Prosecutor Needed
WaPo: Editorial: White House transparency could have ended Sestak 'scandal'

WaPo: Administration opposes Arizona law that penalizes hiring of illegal immigrants
WSJ: Justice Department Backs Challenge of Employer Law (via Google)
NYT: Justice Department Voices Concern About Immigration Law
Politico: DOJ: Ariz. law Napolitano signed is illegal
NYT: A Potential Obama Ally Becomes an Outspoken Foe on Immigration
Rasmussen: 67% Say Military Should Be Used On Border To Stop Illegal Immigration

NYT: OpEd: The Moynihan Future

NYT: As ‘Don’t Ask’ Fades, Military Faces Thorny Practical Issues
WaPo: Gates: Actual repeal of 'don't ask' months away

Wash Times: Obama's Gitmo plan takes another hit
NYT: No Terror Evidence Against Some Detainees
Rush Limbaugh: Brennan Praises Jihad, Islam

Human Events: Senate Should Reject Kagan Nominiation

WSJ: 'Pieces of Eight': The Constitution and the Dollar (via Google)

Wash Times: Business chief slams campaign finance law
Politico: A GOP reversal on disclosure?

Hill: After Republican letter, majority of Congress oppose FCC plan

Dick Morris: Why Obama's sinking in the polls

CQ Politics: Chamber Chief Doesn't Expect Republican House Takeover



WSJ: Circus Returns to Palin's Hometown (via Google)
NYT: Alaska: Palin Builds a Fence
Wash Times: Palin erects fence to block snooping neighbor
Politico: Democratic operative: Sarah Palin's 'right'
NYDN: Palin's neighbor approached journalist McGinniss to rent out house for tell-all book

WaPo: What sites such as Facebook and Google know and whom they tell

Hill: McCarthy: New initiative gives 'common man' voice on 'accountable' government

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK


NYT: Judge Grants Injunction Against Paterson Furlough Plan
Albany TU: State readies fatter paychecks after furlough loss

NYT: New York State Votes to Expand Charter Schools
WSJ: Empire State Charter Victory (via Google)

Albany TU: Vote unlocks state park gates

NYDN: AG Cuomo received $79K in contributions from alleged Ponzi schemer Kenneth Starr

NYDN: Disgraced Bronx pol Efrain Gonzalez sentenced to seven years in prison

NYT: After Governor’s Pardon, an Immigrant Is Sworn in as a Citizen

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: California's GOP Senate Primary Comes Down to the Wire
WSJ: Entitlements Are Forever: Legal fight over CA's attempt to balance its budget (Google)
CQ Politics: Whitman Spending Half Million a Day
SacBee: No anti-establishment outlet for California GOP voters' anger

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison undecided on running, but foes aren't

FLORIDA

SPT: Prosecutor Bondi leaves the courthouse and takes a hard right

GEORGIA

Savannah MN: Barnes bashes bailed-out banks but invests in them & reaps their dividends

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Quinn takes heat from Brady over campaign contribution by Teamsters
Chicago Sun-Times: Quinn: Teamsters' $75K didn't influence my veto

Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich trial delay request denied

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Poll has governor up by 5 points
Cleve PD: Strickland leads Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich in new poll

CQ Politics: Ohio Senate Race is Very Close

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Paul Opposes Birthright Citizenship

ARKANSAS

Politico: Bill Clinton rips left in Arkansas race
CQ Politics: Why Arkansas Worth Watching

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Kinnard: 3 Republicans aiming at crime as top SC prosecutor

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Governor: Race Still Wide Open

NEW JERSEY



Star-Ledger: Christie gets warm welcome as speaker at Seton Hall law school graduation

NEVADA

Politico: Poll: Reid numbers rebounding
WSJ: Uncertainty Brews in GOP Challenge to Reid
CQ Politics: Poll: Don't Count Reid Out; Angle Catches Up To Lowden

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: SD Gov: Knudson Joins Daugaard In Big Lead Over Democrat Heidepriem

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Sestak Grabs Lead in Pennsylvania

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Religious leaders unite to blast Cahill

ARIZONA



LA Times: Brewer abruptly suspends state's AG from illegal immigrant law defense

CQ Politics: Romney Rides In For McCain, Again

WASHINGTON STATE


Rasmussen: Washington Senate: Murray 48%, Rossi 47%









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May 28, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: On Doomed Oil Rig There Was 'Nobody in Charge'
WaPo: Estimates of oil leak gush past twice the previous levels; drill permits yanked
NYT: BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback
NYT: Estimates Suggest Spill Is Biggest in U.S. History
WaPo: Obama struggling to show he's in control of oil spill
WSJ: Obama Vows Tougher Stance on Oil Industry
NYT: Obama Offers Regret Mixed With Resolve
Hill: Obama takes responsibility for federal response to Gulf oil spill
NYT: Editorial: The President Confronts the Spill
Peggy Noonan: He Was Supposed to Be Competent
Kim Strassel: A GOP Oil Trap
Charles Krauthammer: A disaster with many fathers
David Brooks: Drilling for Certainty
Rush Limbaugh: Where's the Competence, Libs?
Rush Limbaugh: Man-Child President Insists He's Been on the Case Since Day One
Rush Limbaugh: See, I Told You So: He Won't Drill
Ben Stein: Oil of Today
Fox: Gingrich: 'Dereliction of Duty' by Obama in Gulf Oil Spill
WSJ: GOP Group Takes Off Gloves With Ad

WSJ: Debt Worries Stall House Bill (via Google)
NYT: Cost of Jobs Bill Leaves Some Democrats Leery
WaPo: Editorial: Obama's shallow plan to spend $23 billion on education

Hill: Levin: Tax extenders expected Friday
Hill: Senate fails to reach deal on unemployment; benefits to expire June 2

WSJ: Congress Weighs a Pension Bailout (via Google)

WSJ: House Votes to End Military Gay Ban
WaPo: House votes to end don't ask, don't tell' policy
NYT: House Votes to Allow Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Law
NYT: Service Chiefs Seek to Delay Vote on Gays
Ann Coulter: Modern Civil Rights: Cockfighting and same-sex proms

LA Times: Gun rights could pose problem for Kagan
NYT: At Harvard, Kagan Aimed Sights Higher
WaPo: Kagan, as Harvard law school dean, pursued two courses on 'don't ask' policy
Rasmussen: 47% Now Hold Unfavorable View of Kagan

WSJ: Obama Plan Raises Hopes and Concerns Along Border (via Google)
NYT: Immigration Overhaul Advocates Question Troops
NYT: Obama to Send Up to 1,200 Troops to Border
Wash Times: Senate says no to 6,000 border troops: Plan blocked by Democrats
NYT: Editorial: Troops and the Border

Hill: GOP moves to repeal healthcare law
NYT: Employers Urged to Act Now to Expand Health Plans
Hill: Administration ready to send first ‘doughnut hole’ checks to seniors
Michael Gerson: With health reform, familiarity is breeding contempt
Ron Rotunda: What can Congress make you do?

Wash Times: NASA accused of 'Climategate' stalling

Wash Times: Hill ethics office calls on Justice to probe donations-earmarks link

NYT: F.D.A. Considers Further Penalties in Drug Recall

WaPo: Obama administration gets tough on business corruption overseas

NYT: Senate Approves Nearly $60 Billion for Wars

NYT: New U.S. Security Strategy Focuses on Managing Threats

NYT: States Enlist Ultrasound to Raise Bar for Abortions

NYT: Republican Senators’ Lunch With Obama Is Marked by Spirited Confrontations
WaPo: Small donors come up big for GOP candidates
Politico: Centrists' return good news for GOP
Mort Kondracke: Democrats Have Plans to Limit 2010 Losses

CQ Politics: FEC Deadlocks on Soft Money

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Obama Defends White House on Sestak Issue (via Google)
NYT: Obama Promises Response on Question of Job Offer
NYT: Inquiry Sought Into Sestak Claim
Rep. Darrell Issa: Can a president make it legal?
Pat Buchanan: Something Rotten in the State?
Dick Morris: Capitalize on Sestak scandal

ARIZONA

WSJ: U.S. Court Challenge Likely as Some Police Protest Measure
WSJ: Arizona Law Cuts Two Ways in GOP Races
Connie Mack: Why conservatives should oppose Arizona's immigration law
Dan Walters: California's immigration connection to Arizona

AP/Cooper: McCain launches ads blasting opponent on spending
AP: Romney to campaign with McCain next week in Ariz.

WSJ: McCain Reform Rematch (via Google)

NEW YORK


WSJ: Probe Complicates Cuomo Endorsement (via Google)
NYT: Cuomo Accepts Nomination for Governor
NY Post: Andy taps union foe as his mate
Rochester D&C: Andrew Cuomo, Robert Duffy don robes of Democratic outsiders
NYT: Democrats Put 5 on Ballot for N.Y. Attorney General
NYDN: Taxed Enough Already (Party)?

NYT: Deal Reached to Reopen Closed State Parks
Albany TU: Will deal rescue summer?

NYDN: SI GOP committee endorses Allegretti for Vito Fossella's old congressional seat
NY Post: A political offer Vito can refuse

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Whitman's spending in California race passes $80 million
LAT: Despite their protestations, Whitman and Poizner sound similar to Schwarzenegger
Politico: Immigration pushes Meg Whitman rightward

LA Times: Campbell gets more from donors than Fiorina, but her war chest still beats his
AP/Freking: Fiorina outspending rivals in Calif Senate primary

NYT: California Puts Vote Overhaul on the Ballot

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry, White hold off on criticism of troops' deployment to border

LOUISIANA

NYT: Guilty Pleas in Landrieu Incident

FLORIDA

CQ Politics: Another Poll Shows Crist Leading in Florida
Miami Herald: Abortion foes delay sending bill to Crist
SPT: Abortion bill sidelined as proponents inundate governor's office with calls for approval
McClatchy: In reversal, Florida's Crist supports 'Don't Ask' repeal

GEORGIA

Rasmussen: Georgia Governor: Top GOP Hopefuls Still Edge Barnes

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tr: Quinn got Teamster donation before he tried to help union at McCormick Place
Chicago Tribune: Senate does not finish state budget package
Chicago Sun-Times: No pension deal as lawmakers go home
Chicago Tribune: Judge rejects Blagojevich bid for trial delay

MINNESOTA

Rasmussen: Minnesota Governor: Three-Way Race Finds GOP, DFL Neck-and-Neck

WISCONSIN

Rasmussen: Wisconsin Governor: Walker (R) 48%, Barrett (D) 41%
Rasmussen: Wisconsin Senate: Feingold 46%, Johnson 44%
CQ Politics: Wisconsin: Wall Confirms Decision To End Senate Bid

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Andy Dillon pushes retirement plan, AFL-CIO chief bristles

TENNESSEE

Hill: Alexander: Obama White House is ‘absolutely tone deaf’ on bipartisanship
Human Events: Governor Bredesen Turns Against Tennessee Citizens

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Paul Holds Small Lead in Kentucky
WSJ: Rand Paul's Bad Week (via Google)
Time: Rand and Ron

ARKANSAS

Rasmussen: Arkansas Governor: Beebe 53% Keet 38%
Politico: Halter leapfrogs Lincoln in May cash
CQ Politics: Halter Holds Small Lead in Arkansas Runoff

SOUTH CAROLINA

WSJ: Haley's Comet: Sarah Palin's endorsement has helped Nikki Haley surge in the polls
NYT: Scandal Rattles Politics in South Carolina, Again
Politico: Blogger: Nikki Haley story 'ain’t up to me'
CQ Politics: Phone Records Released Showing Calls to Haley

CQ Politics: DeMint Holds Wide Lead for Reelection

ALABAMA

Rasmussen: Alabama Senate: Shelby 58%, Barnes 31%
Politico: Griffith scrambles to save GOP bid

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Towns Challenge New Jersey Voters’ Wishes

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Senate vote hits illegal residents
James Taranto: John Kerry Imitates the Onion

CONNECTICUT

NYDN: Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal still holds big lead despite Vietnam War gaffe
NYT: Simmons Suspends Campaign for Connecticut Senate

NEW MEXICO

Rasmussen: New Mexico Governor: Denish 43%, Martinez 42%

WASHINGTON STATE

CQ Politics: Rossi Will Pursue Washington Senate Bid
Seattle Times: Rossi stakes out his positions in first interviews
AP/LaCorte: GOP Sen. candidate Rossi says US borders are weak

OREGON

Rasmussen: Oregon Governor: Dudley 45%, Kitzhaber 44%
Rasmussen: Oregon Senate: Wyden 51%, Huffman 38%

NEVADA

Politico: Lowden ducks civil rights question
AP/Blood: Tea party candidate is Nevada hopeful on the rise





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May 20, 2010



NATIONAL

Karl Rove: A Bad Day for the Obama Agenda: rising intensity among Republican voters
Fred Barnes: Anti-Incumbent? Try Anti-Obama
Rush Limbaugh: Tuesday's Big Loser: Obama
Dick Morris: Open season on incumbents
NYT: OpEd: Zev Chafets: The Limbaugh Victory
Ann Coulter: Republicans on track to snatch defeat from jaws of victory
George Will: American politics of late: Now that's entertaining
James Taranto: Specter Loses, Everybody Wins
Carl Leubsdorf: Parties' increasing divide portends poorly
EJ Dionne: Primaries were no Tea Party
WaPo: Mitch McConnell, reading the tea leaves
Wash Times: The left's intolerance of tea
Houston Chronicle: Mixed messages: Elections offer contradictory portents for November
Wash Times: Left, right brace for voters' anti-incumbent anger
NYT: Voter Insurrection Turns Mainstream, Creating New Rules
CSM: Five lessons from Tuesday’s primary election results
WaPo: Primary elections help define President Obama's role in midterm elections
Politico: Change boomerangs on President Obama
Politico: Talk of gavel-grabbing Republicans may be premature
Hill: Bring it on, says Nancy Pelosi, dismissing GOP election hopes

CNN: Jim DeMint: Conservative kingmaker?
Time: Jim DeMint: Moving the Republican Brand to the Right
NYT: Sen. Jim DeMint a Defender for a Defense the U.S. Doesn’t Want

Politico: Newt Gingrich: Left, terrorists equal threats

WaPo: Democratic New York senator Chuck Schumer is poised to become majority leader

WSJ: Democratic Rift Stalls Financial Overhaul
WaPo: Financial regulation measure is stalled in Senate
Wash Times: Liberals, GOP block bank reform in Senate
Hill: Senate fails to end Wall Street reform debate
WSJ: How the Financial Overhaul Vote Went Down
WaPo: Dodd abandons derivatives amendment in financial regulation bill
NYT: Senate Fails to Advance Financial Reform Bill
Human Events: Dodd Bill Gives a Pass to Fannie and Freddie
WSJ: Senate to Vote on Measure to Ban Proprietary Trading
WSJ: The Reduced Credit Act
Hill: Dem vs. Dem — showdown on taxes bill
NYT: Investors Ease Strain on F.D.I.C.
NYT: Federal Reserve Ponders a Plan for Asset Sales
WaPo: Mortgage delinquency at record high, but borrowers falling behind at slower rate

LA Times: Interior secretary orders division of federal oil regulator
NYT: Scientists Fault U.S. Response in Assessing Gulf Oil Spill
NYT: Florida Worries About Effect on Tourism
NYT: Arctic Drilling Proposal Advanced Amid Concern
NYT: Some Oil From Spill Reaches Current
WaPo: In the bayou, fish and oil have mixed for decades

WSJ: Kagan Critiqued Bush v. Gore Case
Kyndra Miller Rotunda: Kagan's anti-military campaign
Politico: Clinton aides speak out on Kagan
NYT: Kagan Hearings Scheduled
Hill: Kagan hearings set for June

Hill: Pelosi vows to end ‘Don’t ask, don't tell’ by the end of the year

NYT: U.S. Science Body Urges Action on Climate
Wash Times: Scientists defend global warming work

Wash Times: Obama urges passage of immigration law
Dallas MN: Obama, Calderón say AZ law invites bias, others say border security ignored
Rasmussen: 67% Say Mexico Does Not Want To Stop Illegal Immigration

NYT: Editorial: Health Care Reform and the Courts
Hill: Democrats try to calm doctors’ lobby on $88.5B Medicare plan

WSJ: State Dinner: From Jicama to Goat Cheese Ice Cream
NYT: Obama’s Second State Dinner Attracts No Gate Crashers
Hill: Obama, Calderon toast their similarities at festive state dinner

Human Events: Feeding America for "Free"

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Senate race is seen as a clash of left, right
NYT: White House Embraces Upstart Who Beat Specter
WaPo: Pennsylvania Democratic Senate hopeful Sestak goes against the grain

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Democrats, GOP each confident in governor's race

WSJ: One Win Is Altering Parties' Calculus
WSJ: A Republican Defeat: Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12
NYT: Democrats See Hope for Fall in Victory in House Race
WaPo: Anti-government? Not in Rep. Murtha's old district.
Rush Limbaugh: If Obama Won, Then Why Won't Democrats Run on His Agenda?

KENTUCKY



NYT: Paul’s Victory Poses Test for Tea Party on Defining Principles
WaPo: Can Rand Paul defeat Jack Conway?
Politico: Primary is rare misstep for McConnell
NYDN: New hero of Tea Party Rand Paul is so conservative he scares Dick Cheney

ARKANSAS

Politico: Bill Clinton to stump for Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas
NYT: Parsing a Narrow Win by an Arkansas Senator

Human Events: Arkansas GOP Fields "A-Team" For House Races

NEVADA

CQ Politics: June 8 Races Next Big Test of Tea Party Strength
AP/Elliott: Anti-tax group Club for Growth backs NV GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle

OREGON



ESPN: Chris Dudley wins Oregon's Republican Nomination for Governor
US News: Wyden to Face Law Professor in Oregon Senate Race

HAWAII

Politico: Hawaii govs battle over special

UTAH

CQ Politics: Bennett Teases Possible Write-In Campaign
WSJ: Bennett to Announce Future Political Plans Thursday
David Broder: A big hit against big government

ARIZONA

Rasmussen: Arizona Senate GOP Primary: McCain 52%, Hayworth 40%
Rasmussen: Arizona Senate: Republicans Remain Ahead of Glassman
NYT: Obama and Calderón Decry Ariz. Immigration Law
Rush Limbaugh: Calderon and Obama Join in Condemnation of Arizona Law
NYT: In Arizona’s Latest Twist, Voters Follow G.O.P. Governor and Approve Tax Increase

NEW YORK


NYT: Lazio Picks Rural County Executive as Running Mate
Albany TU: Lazio plans for future
Albany TU: Lazio picks Greg Edwards as his LG candidate

Politico: S.I. GOP committee taps Fossella
NY Post: Former SI Congressman Vito Fossella nominated to run for his seat again
NYDN: Staten Island GOPers nominate disgraced ex-Rep. Vito Fossella for his old seat

NYDN: Ex-governor candidate John Faso also target of AG Cuomo's investigation

Albany TU: Low bridge, everybody down: S.S. Paladino embarks

Albany TU: Crisis grinds state work
Albany TU: Senate Dems pick roster for conference committees
NYDN: Gov. Paterson nixes overtime pay for all state agencies

CONNECTICUT



Boston Globe: GOP outsider McMahon surges in Conn. polls
Rasmussen: CT Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points
CQ Politics: Poll: 57 Percent Say Blumenthal Should Keep Running
NYDN: Blumenthal joins John Edwards, Eric Massa and other pols in Lawmakers Liars Club
American Spectator: Richard Blumenthal's Recovered Memory
American Spectator: The Taranto Principle Vindicated Again

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Whitman's big lead collapses under immigration, Goldman Sachs attacks
LA Times: Whitman's lead drops to single digits
SF Chronicle: Whitman holds single-digit lead over Poizner
WSJ: Whitman's Lead Narrows in California Race (via Google)
SF Chronicle: Governor candidates' fiscal plans fall short
Hill: GOP gov. primary could top $100M

Mercury News: California: Carly Fiorina edges Tom Campbell in latest Senate poll

WSJ: California Implodin'

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Bill White echoes Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with criticism of Gov. Rick Perry
AP: Labor group offers to lease Texas gov. mobile home

FLORIDA

SPT: Voters in Florida and everywhere are fed up with the status quo
Miami Herald: Crist puts off special session on drilling

GEORGIA

AJC: Tuesday’s lessons for Georgia for Republicans — and Democrats
CBS: Rep. John Spratt Accuses GOP of Attacking him for Having Parkinson's Disease

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Republicans ask White House for records on ShoreBank

INDIANA

CQ Politics: Indiana: Borror Organizes Effort To Succeed Souder
WaPo: House Democrats may demand ethics probe of Souder over affair

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Dayton on Target for Lead in Minnesota Governor Race
Star Tribune: Mondale: Ease the filibuster 'paralysis'

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: Duffy Gets Promised Prize From Pawlenty

OHIO


CPD: RGA ready to defend GOP gubernatorial candidate John Kasich

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan may face $500M deficit

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: S.C. mulls Arizona-like immigration measure

NEW JERSEY

SL: N.J. Gov. Christie restores senior health care funds, prepares to fight on 'millionaires tax'

COLORADO

CQ Politics: Bennet Grabs Lead in Colorado





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May 19, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Primary Voters Rebuke Parties
Wash Times: Primary voters buck establishment
Politico: Activists seize control of politics
WaPo: Sen. Arlen Specter loses Pennsylvania primary; Rand Paul wins in Kentucky
CQ Politics: DeMint Praises Paul for Defeating "Washington Establishment"
Hill: Specter falls, Lincoln goes to runoff but Democrats keep Murtha seat
WSJ: Democrats Face Threat From Their Own Base
Wash Times: Momentum seen mounting for Republicans
WSJ: Specter Down, Paul Up (via Google)
AP/Babington: Obama endorsement falls short again, raising doubts about impact in Nov
Jackson Sun: GOP could win Senate in November
Human Events: Judgement Day
Newt Gingrich: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine
Rush Limbaugh: Bad Drinking Game for Primaries: "It's Not a Referendum on Obama"

WaPo: Financial regulation bill gets last-minute amendment from Sen. Chris Dodd
Hill: Sen. Chris Dodd moves to limit Sen. Lincoln's derivatives provision
Hill: Union leaders take credit for Sen. Lincoln’s derivatives provision
WSJ: Proposal Would Rid Finance Bill of Derivatives Measure
WaPo: Bank loophole for Wall Street remains in financial regulation bill
Hill: Senate vote increases fed's power over states on consumer financial protections
Hill: Democratic tensions flare on Senate floor during Wall Street reform debate
NYT: Senate Republicans Call Reform Bill a ‘Takeover’ of the Banking Industry
Reuters: Reid expects Republican support on Wall St bill
NYT: Editorial: Financial regulatory reform: The Senate at the Finish Line
WSJ: The Clearinghouse Rescue Plan (via Google)
WSJ: Vanguard's Bailout Warning (via Google)

WSJ: Treasury to Unveil Credit Initiative to Support $20 Billion in Lending
WSJ: Home Prices Projected to Begin Rebound in 2011
WSJ/Thomas Frank: Jim DeMint's Capitalist Fairy Tales
Michael Gerson: European and American debt crises signal an era of austerity

WaPo: SEC proposes rules to prevent another 'flash crash'
NYT: New Rules Would Limit Trades in Volatile Market
NYT: Clients Worried About Goldman’s Dueling Goals



WaPo: Heavy oil reaches Louisiana marshland; tar balls found in Key West
NYT: Fishing Ban Is Expanded as Spill’s Impact Becomes More Evident
Hill: Obama breaks with his party on issue of oil spill liability caps
NYT: Reliance on Oil Sands Grows Despite Risks
Thomas Friedman: Obama and the Oil Spill
Rush Limbaugh: Matthews to Obama: Nationalize the Oil Industry, Execute the CEOs

WaPo: Editorial: The Senate needs to act now on the climate bill
Wash Times: Editorial: Nero was hotter than Al Gore
American Spectator: Liberals Gone Wild

Hill: Next year's budget is sinking in deep red ink

NYT: Times Square Bombing Suspect Appears in Court
NYT: Faisal Shahzad Arraigned on Terror Charges
AP/Hayes: Times Square car bomb suspect appears in NY court

Human Events: New York KSM Trial Still on the Table

WaPo: Republican senators take a hard line on new arms treaty with Russia
Wash Times: GOP wants review of Russia arms treaty

WSJ/Robert Morganthau: The Police and Immigration: New York's Experience (via Google)

NYT: Thesis Is Window on Roots of Kagan’s Legal Creed
AP/Davis: Kagan meets GOP critic, potential ally on Hill
Human Events: Kagan Wants to Impose Her Values on Your Speech
Maureen Dowd: All the Single Ladies
Rush Limbaugh: Kagan and Sunstein Aim to Censor Free Speech: Web, Books, Radio

Hill: Democrats to tweak campaign bill after complaints over PACs
WSJ: Chuck Schumer vs. Free Speech
American Thinker: Democrats and Vote Fraud: On the Road to Rigged Elections

Hill: House Dems to try again on tech bill

WSJ: The IRS Cracks Down on Small Charities (via Google)

Wash Times: Head Start rife with enrollment fraud

CQ Politics: 2012: Romney Favored in New Hampshire

PENNSYLVANIA

NYT: Specter Defeat Signals a Wave Against Incumbents
CQ Politics: Sestak Vote in Western Pa. Seals Specter’s Fate
NYT: After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter
NYT: Rain Hampers Pennsylvania Turnout
EJ Dionne: Sestak sweeps, Critz wins, but what do we really know?

AP: Pat Toomey wins GOP Senate nomination in Pa.

WaPo: Republican Tim Burns loses in PA-12
Politico: Dem Critz holds Murtha's Pa. seat
Fox: Democrat Holds Murtha Seat in Special Election
American Spectator: The Triumph of Murthanomics

Philadelphia Inquirer: Corbett, Onorato score big primary wins

KENTUCKY



McClatchy: Paul wins Kentucky Republican primary for U.S. Senate
CQ Politics: It’s Paul vs. Conway in Kentucky
Boston Globe: Tea Party triumphs in Ky. primary
NYT: Paul Vows to Remain True to the Tea Party
Politico: Rand Paul tapped into 'anger'
American Spectator: Landslide Rand

ARKANSAS

Politics Daily: Arkansas Republican John Boozman Wins Senate Primary, Avoids Runoff
Politico: Lincoln will face Halter in runoff

OREGON

CQ Politics: Old Pro Will Face Tall Rookie for Oregon Governor
OPB: Ron Wyden To Face Jim Huffman In U.S. Senate Race
AP/Fought: Republican law professor wins Ore. Senate primary
Politico: No surprises in Oregon

ARIZONA

Rush Limbaugh: Jan Brewer and Sarah Palin Put Male Republican Officials to Shame

Politico: John McCain gets serious about primary

Wash Times: Ariz. official dares L.A. to stage boycott
Rush Limbaugh: More Obama Regime Officials Admit to Not Reading Arizona Law

NYT: Arizona Backs Sales Tax Increase

NEW YORK


Rasmussen: New York Senate: Gillibrand Far Outpaces GOP Challengers
NYT: Law Firm Weitz & Luxenberg Is Big Donor to Attorney General Hopeful
Albany TU: Governor: No party for you
NY Post: 'Beam me up,' groans gov over space-case pols
Albany TU: Third party set to wield clout
NYDN: Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer kicks jailed Joe Bruno while he's down

CONNECTICUT

LA Times: Connecticut Senate candidate says he misspoke about Vietnam service
NYT: Colleague Says Blumenthal Claims Grew in Time
WaPo: Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal addresses report he lied about Vietnam record
Boston Herald: Dick Blumenthal saw Vietnam combat - on TV
Day: Blumenthal defends service record
Hill: Dems split on keeping Blumenthal
CQ Politics: Connecticut Senate Race Moved to Toss Up
Hartford Courant: Blumenthal: A Fine Line Between Misspoke and Mislead
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Blumenthal's Misdirection
NYT/Larry Pressler: OpEd: The Technicality Generation
James Taranto: Dick Blumenthal, Reporting for Duty
Politico: Blumenthal robs Dems of safe seat
Rush Limbaugh: What's Worse: Blumenthal's Lie or the Multiple Lies of the Regime?

WSJ: Court Rules Against Connecticut's Secretary of State

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Poizner goes from backer to foe of global warming law

SacBee: California legislative analyst backs targeted tax increases
WSJ: Dow 28,000,000: The Unbelievable Expectations of California's Pension System

George Will: Slow learners at the 9th Circuit

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry rejects Texas state agencies' proposed cuts, orders $1.2B slashed
AP/Root: Republican leaders order Texas budget cuts

LOUISIANA

NYT: Editorial: A New Chance in New Orleans

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Florida Governor: Newcomer Scott Mixes Up The Race
Miami Herald: Oil spill fears focus on Florida Keys
SPT: Billionaire Jeff Greene, checkbook in hand, charges into the FL Dem Senate primary

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Ill. Chamber of Commerce endorses Kirk for Senate

INDIANA

WSJ: Indiana Republican Rep. Souder to Resign Over Affair
NYT: Citing Affair, Republican Gives Up House Seat
WaPo: Indiana Rep. Mark Souder resigns after admitting affair
Dana Milbank: Scandals in the House Republican Class of 1994
Wash Times: Sex, lies and damage control

MINNESOTA



Star Tribune: Politico: Pawlenty has 'run the table' on DFLers

WISCONSIN

La Crosse Trib: GOP’s Ron Johnson announces Senate run while in La Crosse

OHIO


NYT: Obama Tells Ohio, ‘Our Economy Is Growing Again’
WKYC: Youngstown: President Obama touts economic improvement, chides Republicans

MICHIGAN



Wash Times: Slain girl's family sues Detroit police
Detroit FP: Detroit police outline final moments of Aiyana's life

Detroit FP: Lawmakers urge state to get tough on immigration laws

MISSOURI

US News: Carnahan Stressing Spending in Missouri Senate Race

TENNESSEE

USA Today: Tenn. governor again vetoes guns in bars

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Candidates for governor face off in debates
State: Barrett ad focuses on illegal immigration
AP: SC Rep. criticizes GOP claims he's losing memory

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Hurt campaign poll shows him with wide lead in Republican primary to face Perriello

NORTH DAKOTA

NYT: Dorgan Is Retiring but Not Relenting

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Rossi's calendar: moderate Republican keynoter Friday; profit-from-foreclosures seminar Tuesday

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: GOP Senate hopefuls debate who has best chance to beat Reid
Las Vegas RJ: Nevada Democrats file FEC complaint over Lowden bus







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May 18, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Disaster Plans Lacking at Deep Rigs
WSJ: Obama to Name Panel to Probe Disaster
WaPo: Independent probe of BP oil spill in works
NYT: Shell Makes Reassurances on Drilling
NYT: Scientists Warn Oil Spill Could Threaten Florida
WSJ: Oil Industry Tries to Contain Backlash
WSJ: Senior Oil Regulator at MMS to Retire
Wash Times: Napolitano: Oil spill fix could take weeks
Human Events: Napolitano’s Inept Homeland Security Department
Hill: Senate Dems seek criminal probe of BP
Rush Limbaugh: Responsibility for the Oil Spill is on You, Environmentalist Wackos

NYT: Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program
WSJ: The End of Nuclear Diplomacy (via Google)
WSJ: Pentagon to Tape Interrogations
Wash Times: Appointment of admiral seen as key in 9/11 trial switch
NYT: White House Names Deputy F.B.I. Director as T.S.A. Chief
Fox: Praise from Key Republican for Obama's Third Try at TSA
Hill: Democrats prepare to pass war funding bill without Republican support

WaPo: Senate gets ready to act on financial regulations
Politico: Reid pushes quick passage of regulatory reform
NYT: Bobbing as the Taxman Weaves
NYT: Senate Votes for a Clear Credit Score

WaPo: E.U. faces tough questions as euro continues to slide
WSJ: Senators Seek Curbs on Foreign Bailouts (via Google)
NYT: OpEd: The Euro’s Lost Promise

NYT: Democrats Shifting Focus Back to Jobs Creation
WaPo: Spike seen in number of homeowners who lost federal mortgage aid
Ted Nugent: Savings are unemployment benefits for responsible people

WSJ: Court Backs Sex-Offender Detention
NYT: Extended Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders Is Upheld
Rush Limbaugh: Indefinite Detention for Sex Offenders but Not for Terrorists?

WSJ: Justices Restrict Life Terms for Youths
NYT: Justices Limit Life Sentences for Juveniles
WaPo: Supreme Court restricts life without parole for juveniles
NYT: A New Standard of Decency
WaPo: Too young for life without parole
NYT: A Lawyer Known Best for Losing Capital Cases

Wash Times: Editorial: Kagan speech rationing
Politico: Elena Kagan thesis in high demand
Human Events: Gingrich Blasts Kagan for Saudi Connection (Exclusive Video)
Human Events: The Case for Opposing Kagan
Times Newsline: Kagan Broke Law At Harvard, Says Republican Senators
American Thinker: Diverting Kagan Questions

Politico: Amid concern, White House speeds up health care benefits
WaPo: CBO: Benefits for same-sex partners would cost $310 million

Hill: At least three senators who oppose secret holds have holds of their own

Hill: Earmark lobbyists mount effort to defend practice of bringing home the bacon
Wash Times: Voters may be fed up with Congressional pork

NYT: Obama’s Aunt Is Granted Asylum on Second Try
AP/Barr: Obama's aunt granted asylum
NYT: Bo’s Worth a Bundle

WSJ: Democrats Face Threat From Their Own Base
WaPo: Primaries may impact the fortunes of Obama's White House
Reuters: Two U.S. senators in jeopardy on big day of voting
AP/Elliott: McCain shakes up campaign; Pa. Senate race tight
Wash Times: Candidates cut back bucks for Hill seats
Rasmussen: 55% Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona’s For Their State
Politico: Midterm fury might leave Nancy Pelosi safe
Hill: New Super Tuesday may be litmus test for voter anger nationwide
Rush Limbaugh: The Voters are Angry at Democrats

PENNSYLVANIA

American Spectator: 'Out in Force' in Pennsylvania
WaPo: In western Pa., one race to watch but two races on the ballot
CQ Politics: Final Polls Find Many Undecided Voters In Pennsylvania
Scranton Times-Tribune: Weather could hurt turnout for primary today
WaPo: Primaries may help foreshadow November elections
Politico: Rendell: Sestak 'not cataclysmic'
John Fund: Everybody vs. Obama: Even Democrats are running against the Obama agenda
Politico: President Obama steers clear of shaky Arlen Specter
Rasmussen: 64% in Pennsylvania Support Offshore Oil Drilling
CQ Politics: What to Watch in Pennsylvania

KENTUCKY



Politico: What to watch in Tuesday's primaries
Boston Globe: Senate primaries today may give hint of voters’ mood
CQ Politics: What to Watch in Kentucky

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Senators Watch As Lincoln, Specter Await Fate

ARIZONA

Wash Times: Class action filed against Arizona's new statute
NYT: Illegal Immigrant Students Protest at McCain Office
Stanley Fish: Arizona: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Rush Limbaugh: Regime Apologizes to ChiComs for the Arizona Immigration Law
Rush Limbaugh: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Calls Out Obama for Dividing Us by Race

NEW YORK




NYT: Donovan Discusses His Bid for Attorney General
Albany TU: Donovan spells out agenda

Albany TU: In mailer, Levy attacks Lazio’s gun record
Politico: Cuomo starts rolling out issue stances

Albany TU: Another try on budget
Albany TU: Video: Silver on layoffs, budget trouble, Power for Jobs
NY Post: State's parks in the dark
NY Post: DiNapoli rips into 'time wa$ter' pols
NY Post: Cuomo budget decree near
NYDN: Gov To Dems: Start Acting Like Republicans (?)

WSJ: Kerik Reports to 'Austere' Prison
NYT: From Police Chief to Prison: Kerik Starts Sentence
NY Post: Goodbye, Bernard! See ya in 2014

CQ Politics: Spitzer Not Making Comeback This Year

CALIFORNIA



CQ Politics: Poll Finds Whitman with Big Lead
SacBee: Whitman wouldn't eliminate welfare program
CQ Politics: Poizner Posts Porn-Themed Ad
SF Chronicle: Jerry Brown: Whitman's budget proposals "just another level of bureacracy"
SacBee: Minor parties fear extinction under Proposition 14

TEXAS

Rasmussen: Texas Governor: Perry 51%, White 38%
Dallas MN: Burka first to call it: Perry wins re-election
AP: Texas taxpayers footing big bill for Gov. Rick Perry's temporary home
AP: Governor’s rent costing Texas $10k
Dallas MN: Conservatives on Texas board leaving legacy in schools but losing clout

OKLAHOMA

Breitbart TV: Miss Oklahoma USA Defends Arizona’s Right to Pass Immigration Law

LOUISIANA

WaPo: Louisiana governor Jindal takes active role in dealing with spill
NYT: Justice Department to Review New Orleans’s Troubled Police Force

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Florida Senate: Rubio 39%, Crist 31%, Meek 18%
CQ Politics: Chiles: 'Almost A Compulsion'
SPT: Tar balls found along Key West shores
Miami Herald: Tar balls found along shore in Key West
Miami Herald: Gov. Charlie Crist weighs bill to help cities go green
SPT: Tampa expects cash influx in millions from 2012 GOP convention

GEORGIA

AJC: The beginnings of a U.S. Senate race in Georgia
AJC: Democratic candidate for governor, wife in car accident

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Judge: Jurors in Blagojevich trial will have identities withheld
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich trial judge regarded as smart, unflappable

MINNESOTA

WSJ: Minnesota Budget Deal Is a Prize for Pawlenty
Star Tribune: Budget deal: Nobody's cheering
NYT: Deal Follows All-Nighters in Minnesota
Mankato FP: Local lawmakers accept the good with the bad in budget deal

WISCONSIN

Northwestern: Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson announces Senate run
Wis Opinion: GOP convention confronts endorsement minefield

OHIO


Cleve PD: Obama to cheerlead in Youngstown for his economic policies
AP/Werner: Obama takes economic tour to Ohio

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan's fiscal crisis will worsen
Politico: Walberg and Rooney clash over abortion
WSJ: State to Probe Police Killing of Girl in Detroit

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Border states’ primaries to test voters’ mood

NORTH CAROLINA

Wash Times: Third-party challenge fizzles out in N.C.
Politico: Cunningham: Marshall ducks debates

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Cash crunch could cripple court system

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Gov. Chris Christie pushes for property tax cap in N.J. Constitution

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Baker slogan tries to tap into voters’ discontent

CONNECTICUT



NYT: Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History (Richard Blumenthal)
WaPo: Vietnam allegations threaten frontrunning Blumenthal in CT-Senate
Politico: Report: Richard Blumenthal misled voters
Hill: Blumenthal facing tough choice after false claims about serving in Vietnam
Hill: Lieberman undecided on whether to back Republican or Dem in Senate race

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Rossi's silence on Senate race gets the GOP talking
James Taranto: Patty Murray's Chutzpah: Guess who's complaining about ObamaCare now?

UTAH



Tim Bridgewater: What Utah Republicans' vote meant
Salt Lake Tribune: The Republican Senate battle ahead
WaPo: Increase in health tests, procedures is raising costs in frugal Utah

NEVADA

Politico: Heck of a race in Nevada

NEW MEXICO

CQ Politics: New Mexico: Close GOP Race, But Not for Pete's Sake

HAWAII

CQ Politics: Ex-Governor: Djou Would Be 'Nightmare'









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May 17, 2010



NATIONAL

Wash Times: Primaries to send message about balance of power
NYT: In Three Turbulent Primaries, Measures of Voter Discontent
Hill: The Week Ahead: Sens. Specter, Lincoln face voters; Murtha seat up for grabs
WSJ: GOP Shifts With U.S. Mood (via Google)
NYT: Angry Voters, but How Many?
Time: Both Dems and the GOP Could Suffer a Primary Backlash
CQ Politics: Money Can’t Fix What’s Broken for Democrats
Hill: Bennett says anti-government sentiment as a whole is what cost him his job
WSJ: Advocacy Groups Lift Ad Spending (via Google)
CQ Politics: GOP Still Shy of Races in Play to Win Senate Majority
CQ Politics: Democrats Not as Desperate in the Senate
AP/Margasak: Massa backlash a concern for Democrats
Sen. John Cornyn: Ignore the electorate at your peril
EJ Dionne: A super-divided Tuesday
Paul Krugman: Republican Party Going to Extreme

WaPo: Palin calls Fiorina and other Republican candidates 'mama grizzlies'
Atlantic: A Conservative's Case for Sarah Palin's Genius

Politico: Encore? Giuliani sets stage for 4th act

WSJ: States' Tax Collections Falter, Widening Budget Gaps
WSJ: The Revenue Limits of Tax and Spend
WSJ: The Small Business Credit Crunch (via Google)

NYT: Fears Intensify That Euro Crisis Could Snowball
Wash Times: Doubts linger about EU debt package
WSJ: Euro Plunges Against Dollar (via Google)
AP/Kennedy: Asian stocks plunge as euro falls to 4-year low
WSJ: European Stocks Stabilize
Ross Douthat: The Great Consolidation
Wash Times: Editorial: Bailing out foreign banks
Ben Stein: I'm Proud to Be on American First-Class

WaPo: Obama's terms for financial overhaul remain mostly intact
Hill: Senate Democrats to battle over strength of Wall Street reform bill
NYT: Auto Dealers Campaign to Fend Off Regulation
WSJ: Learning From History on Financial Reform (via Google)
Hill: Protesters to jam K Street Monday
Politico: Nightmare on Wall Street

Hill: Partisan sparring continues over non-existent budget

Politico: Jon Kyl: GOP won't filibuster Kagan
WSJ: Senator Kyl Doesn't See Bid to Block Kagan (via Google)
Hill: Kagan's military views seen as key inquiry point for Judiciary senators
WSJ: To Be Borked or Not to Be Borked (via Google)
ABC: Top Republican Says Kagan 'Violated the Law'
NYT: White House Seeks Release of Kagan Documents
Hill: Feinstein: Supreme Court justice's religion shouldn't matter
NY Post: 9/11 families blast Kagan
Armstrong Williams: Kagan's nomination really more about Obama
Ken Blackwell: Elena Kagan: Estranged From America
Human Events: Applying The Kagan Standard
Human Events: Gingrich to Obama: Kagan Anti-Military, Withdraw the Nomination

WaPo: Lawyers lining up for class-action suits over oil spill
Wash Times: Offshore oil cash irks inland senators
Hill: Congress turns its attention to federal role in Gulf Coast oil leak
WSJ: Napolitano Under Fire Again
AP/Pritchard: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed
WaPo: 8 probes into Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill
WSJ: Spill Fight Shows Progress
NYT: BP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil
WaPo: BP installs insertion tube, begins siphoning oil from leaking pipe
AP: Mile-long tube funnels oil from Gulf well
WSJ: Spill's Ills Could Be Felt Under The Water
WSJ: On Coast, BP Encamps for Long Haul (via Google)

WSJ: Just Don't Call It a Climate Bill: John Kerry rearranges cap and tax
Politico: Schumer: oil spill hurts climate legislation
American Thinker: Climategate Taxpayer Fraud Investigation Draws Ideological Heat
WaPo: With Solar Valley project, China embarks on bold green technology mission

WaPo: OpEd: Health reform's next test
Wash Times: Repealing Obamacare: Republicans had better have a smarter plan
AP/Zaldivar: Abortion foes target private insurers
AP/Zaldivar: Small-business lobby to fight Obamacare, too
AP: IRS Pitches Tax Credit for Health Insurance
Rep. Pete Sessions: GOP will use health care to hook Dems
Sen. Robert Menendez: Health care enters the race

Hill: Lawmakers expect revised border violence plan from Calderon visit
Sen. Jim DeMint: Finish the Border Fence Now
Human Events: Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?
American Thinker: Combat Operations in the Border Zone

WaPo: Congress may override efforts by Secretary Gates to cut defense spending
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Gates and the Pentagon Budget

Politico: President Obama begins to rein in Congress

NYT: Busy Schedule for Rocket Obama Wants Scrapped

American Thinker: Barack Obama's FCC Information Police
NYT: Editorial: Broadband and the F.C.C.

WSJ: Islam, Obama and the Empty Quarter (via Google)

WSJ: Census Takers Provide Early Snapshot of U.S.

NYT: Positive Results for Online Government

PENNSYLVANIA



CQ Politics: Very Tight Race to Replace Murtha

NYT: For Pennsylvania Veteran, Experience Is the Issue
Politico: Specter, Sestak disagree on endorsements
Hill: Specter, Sestak snipe at each other as Pa. Dem primary looms
WaPo: Specter hits Sestak for favoring ... gun control

Rasmussen: 58% in Pennsylvania Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona's

KENTUCKY

CQ Politics: Paul Holds Big Lead Before Tuesday Vote
AP/Schreiner: Paul: His win in Ky. primary good for tea party

ARKANSAS

WaPo: To catch Blanche Lincoln, challenger plans 20 stops in 25 hours
NYT: In the Middle in Arkansas, and Hit From Both Sides
American Spectator: Liberals Against Lincoln

HAWAII

KHON: Hawaii Republican Convention calls for transition
US News: Former TV Anchor Files Papers for US House Seat

ARIZONA

Wash Times: Hispanics take aim at Arizona's law
WSJ: Grand Canyon Tax Showdown (via Google)

NEW YORK


NY Post: Dave threatens cutting 10K jobs
NY Post: Cuomo supports busting the cap
NYDN: Governor hopeful Andrew Cuomo will pick running mate before Democratic convention
NYDN: AG candidate Kathleen Rice scrutinized for stand on Rockefeller-era drug law reform
Buffalo News: State Senate becomes battlefield
Human Events: N.Y. GOP Blasts Obama’s Anti-Terror Cuts
NYT: Editorial: The Right to, and Need for, Counsel
NY Post: Hiram Monserrate looking for love after cutting gal pal free
Ithaca Journal: Hanna confident about chances in 24th District

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Senate candidate Campbell maintains low profile but high poll results
Debra Saunders: Tom Campbell's Fire, Steve Poizner's Discipline
SacBee: Jerry Brown returns to the scene of a political fib
AP/Lin: Schwarzenegger's pledge to fix budget unfulfilled

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Hutchison 'hasn't missed a beat' in D.C.

FLORIDA

Tampa Tribune: GOP hopes holding convention in Tampa translates into votes
Politico: Stumbles bedevil Daniel Webster
Buzz: Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

GEORGIA

SPR: 'Cufflinks Roy?'

ILLINOIS

American Spectator/Prowler: Shoring Up Chicago's Community Bank
Chicago Sun-Times: Giannoulias poll shows him even with Kirk

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Late deal segues into special session
MPR: Budget deadline looms; deal deemed 'doable'

WISCONSIN

Sheboygan P: Who will make the better GOP candidate: Mark Neumann or Scott Walker

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Ohio voting reform stalls

MICHIGAN

TV20: Michigan Joins other States in Health Care Lawsuit
Detroit FP: McCotter rocks -- just ask him yourself

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Term limits turn over Missouri House again
WKMU: Focus turns to Nixon as legislative session ends

TENNESSEE

Memphis Flyer: Haslam, Wamp Drop In Again
Knox News: Harwell For Haslam

NORTH CAROLINA

Fay Observer: Marshall, Cunningham in tight race

SOUTH CAROLINA

SPR: Sarah Palin and Jenny Sanford back underdog woman for SC governor

VIRGINIA

Richmond: Cuccinelli the Corrector

NEW JERSEY

NYT: In Trenton, Issuing IDs for Illegal Immigrants

OREGON

WSJ: Oregon Rookie Republicans Get Boost (via Google)









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May 16, 2010



NATIONAL

CNN: Palin to Obama: 'Do your job, secure our border'
KYMA: Palin, Brewer sound off on border security
AP/Cooper: Palin joins AZ gov. to defend immigration law

NYT: For Car Bomb Suspect, a Long Path to Times Square
WaPo: 5 Virginia men facing terrorism charges in Pakistan write of 'noble' motivation
NYT: U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts
NYT: Editorial: The Threat to Miranda

NYT: Giant Plumes of Oil Found Forming Under Gulf of Mexico
WaPo: Oil spill imperils an unseen world at the bottom of the gulf
AP/Collins: Crude on surface starts to disperse
WaPo: Tube to address oil spill could work on second try, BP says
NYT: Officials Ask BP to Assure It Will Cover Spill Claims
WaPo: Substantial safety concerns raised about the Atlantis, another BP oil rig
WaPo: Oil's sway in Gulf states may be tempering politicians' response to spill
Hill: White House races to blunt attacks on offshore drilling policy

NYT: On Speech, Kagan Leaned Toward Conservatives
NYT: Then Comes the Marriage Question
Politico: Civil rights vets uneasy with Kagan
Politico: Review set for 160,000 pages on Kagan
AP/Superville: White House seeks expedited release of Clinton-era Kagan documents
Human Events: Can Kagan Be Trusted to Defend the Constitution?
LA Times: Kagan's abortion stance has both sides guessing
Maureen Dowd: Supremely Girly Girl
Ezra Klein: How would Kagan shape the Supreme Court? She needs to tell us
Gary Bauer: Who Gets the Gag? Elena Kagan’s First Amendment Problem
WaPo: OpEd: Why elites do belong on the Supreme Court

Hill: IMF: U.S. debt nearing 100 percent of GDP

WaPo: Conservative thinkers tout three innovative and controversial proposals

NYT: Health Insurance Companies Try to Shape Rules
Hill: Health reform threatens to cram already overwhelmed emergency rooms
Hill: Pelosi touts healthcare reform as her 'proudest achivement' in speech to grads

Boston Globe: Global warming: A cooling trend

Hill: Supporters of FCC's broadband plan looking for room to compromise
Detroit News: Editorial: FCC regulations would hurt Internet

WaPo: IRS tightens control of smallest nonprofits

WaPo: Tuesday's primaries could provide early answers for election year
CQ Politics: New House Ratings Ride a Republican Tide
Hill: Poll: Dems gain, but incumbents still face a steep uphill climb
WaPo: OpEd: The GOP's grass-roots obstructionists

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Supreme Court nod

PENNSYLVANIA

NYT: Pennsylvania Race May Show Democrats Which Way Midterm Winds Blow
WaPo: Pennsylvania special election could be 2010 pivot point
Hill: Candidates seeking Murtha seat shun President Obama’s policies
Boston Globe: Brown to stump in PA race, Dems try to raise cash

AP/Jackson: Specter feels 'victory in the air' at Philly rally
CQ Politics: Risky Exposure: Sestak, Specter Do Sunday TV

Philadelphia Inquirer: Governor: A low-key but crucial race
Philadelphia Inquirer: One-third of Pa. voters remain undecided

Politico: Rendell aims to be skunk at tea party

HAWAII

Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii congressional win for GOP would be political hay

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: John McCain shakes up staff, preps for primary
Arizona Republic: Tide is turning in favor of Arizona immigration law

NEW YORK




NY Post: Nixon grandson Chris Cox scandalizes Long Island society
Albany TU: Idol judge to Republican State Convention
Albany TU: Editorial: This campaign, poetry and prose
AP/Gormley: Suits add courts to budget crises
NY Post: Dave just dogging it: Silver
NY Post: Roughed-up Rangel: I'm running anyway
NYDN: Bloomberg To Endorse Donovan For Attorney General

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Poizner pulling off the improbable as he narrows Whitman's vast lead
LA Times: For Poizner and Whitman, the battle grows heated
SacBee: Promises often exceed performance for state's candidates for governor
Human Events: Palin Backs Fiorina in GOP Primary
Rasmussen: 44% in California Favor Law Like Arizona’s, 48% Oppose
AP/Lin: Hopes for budget compromise dim amid Calif deficit
Dan Walters: California makes it easier to cut taxes than to raise them
SacBee: California Dems ask DNC to pass on Phoenix for 2012 confab

TEXAS

Texas Insider: Texas Conservative Review: Perry Up 4%, We Have Work To Do

FLORIDA

AP/Farrington: Rubio says country relying too much on government
Orlando Sentinel: 5 key Republican candidates get backing at Orlando gun show
Buzz: Charlie Crist heckled at HQ opening (video)
CQ Politics: NRCC Hosting 'Pink Slip' Party for Foes of Grayson, Kosmas in Orlando
Miami Herald: Kendrick Meek attacked by rival over ties to developer

GEORGIA

AJC: The unauthorized alien and a Republican meat grinder

ILLINOIS

State Column: Bill Brady Introduces himself to Chicago Voters

INDIANA

AP/Martin: Dems make Ellsworth official pick to face Coats

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: End of session snags on health care
AP/Bakst: End of Minn. session in sight _ budget deal is not

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Candidate in race to unseat Feingold follows familiar blueprint
Green Bay PG: Oshkosh businessman may oppose Feingold

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: What color Ohio's economy?
CPD: Roll call of shout-outs & shame in Ohio House vote to close payday lending loophole

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Rx for Michigan: Great leaders

ARKANSAS

NYT: In Tough Stance on Wall St., Democrat Blanche Lincoln Finds Few Allies

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Kentucky leads national watch in Tuesday's vote
UPI: Politics 2010: A horse race in race to replace Bunning in Senate

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News: Palin endorsement in SC has GOP candidates taking notice
McClatchy: DeMint stirs GOP political order
State: Private lives, public obsession?

MISSISSIPPI

Hill: Mississippi GOP won't let history repeat in 2010 primary

NEW JERSEY

SL: Editorial: The record shows Gov. Chris Christie is wrong about state Supreme Court
SL: Somerset County Republican chairman won't seek another term

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Nevada GOP picks Amodei as new chairman
NYT: Building Is Booming in a City of Empty Houses



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NATIONAL

WSJ: Palin: ‘Look Out for Stampede of Pink Elephants’
WaPo: Palin pushes abortion foes to form 'conservative, feminist identity'
Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin and the Mama Grizzlies
McClatchy: Palin speaks to anti-abortion 'mama grizzlies'
Edmonton Journal: Palin sees rise of anti-abortion feminists
Politico: Sister Sledgehammer: Sarah Palin takes aim at Democratic women
WaPo: Sarah Palin slams feminists -- and makes an interesting point
SF Chron: Palin predicts 'stampede of pink elephants' to trample Democratic incumbents
Time: Sarah Palin Loves Animal Metaphors
CBS: Palin: Obama Would Ban Guns if he Could
WCBD: Before heading to SC, Palin rallies gun owners at NRA convention
ABC: Sarah Palin on BP Oil Spill: 'We Need to Keep Drilling'

NYT: Vote to Limit Debit Card Fees Is Surprising Loss for Banks
NYT: Kansas Mutual Fund Is Linked to Market’s Plunge
WSJ: Waddell Is 'Mystery Trader' in Stock Plunge
WSJ: SEC Chief's Big Bet on Goldman suit (via Google)
WSJ: The Fed's Monetary Dissident (via Google)



Hill: Rep. Chris Lee: Dems have fallen down on the job by failing to produce budget
Hill: CBC could see its spending clout increase in the next Congress
Hill: No pay raise for Congress in 2011
Power Line: The Looming Obama Debt Disaster
Telegraph UK: US faces one of biggest budget crunches in world – IMF

WaPo: A major test for President Obama: Contain the oil spill and the fallout
NYT: ‘Junk Shot’ Is Next Step for Leaking Gulf of Mexico Well
WaPo: Challenge of cleaning up Gulf of Mexico oil spill 'unprecedented' at such depths
NYT: Obama Vows End to ‘Cozy’ Oversight of Oil Industry
WSJ: Obama Faults 'Cozy' Oil Setup
WaPo: Gulf State lawmakers juggle oil industry interests with climate, safety concerns
McClatchy: GOP offers new oil liability standard — one year's profit
NYT: Independent Inquiry Into Oil Spill Is Urged

NYT: Proposal Would Delay Hearings in Terror Cases
NYT: Details Emerge About 3 Men Detained in Bomb Case
AP/Lavoie: Arrested man said he knew Shahzad
WSJ: Tinkering With Miranda: Eric Holder's gambit on terrorist rights is too clever by half
James Taranto: Pardon My Blooper! Eric Holder testifies again
Hill: Republican: Holder 'doesn't deserve to be attorney general'
Rush Limbaugh: Mr. Holder, It's Time for You to Go



Wash Times: Justice official: Black Panther polling case lacks proof

CNS: Kagan Did Not Follow the Law When She Barred Military Recruiters from Harvard Law
WSJ: That Bright, Dying Star, the American WASP
WSJ: NRA Criticizes Kagan on Gun Rights
Politico: Miguel Estrada: Confirm Kagan
Hill: Kennedy: Senators shouldn't ask Kagan about specific rulings
Rush Limbaugh: Kagan's Life Partner is Socialism

NYT: Business Group Joins Suit on Health Law
WaPo: Gingrich in Va.: A Republican Congress could defund health care law
American Thinker: The Health Insurers' Faustian Bargain

WSJ: Obama's Union Favors (via Google)
WaPo: Union leader Stern leaves with questions over spending

WaPo: White House video blog offers an inside view

NYT: New Rules for Congressional Travel

US News: 2010 Census, State Elections Could Map a New Republican Majority
WSJ: Primary Clashes Reflect Voter Unrest
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Agenda Sinks Democrats
Hot Air: Obama’s job approval sinking in battleground states

Politico: Immigration foes in high demand

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

PENNSYLVANIA

Fox: Sen. Brown Takes to the Road for Burns

Allentown MC: Here's why Specter is in trouble
Philadelphia DN: Specter defends himself against Sestak ads

HAWAII

WaPo: Cook: GOP chances up in Hawaii's 1st, down in Pennsylvania's 12th

KENTUCKY

AP/Alford: Ky. Senate candidate Paul pulling TV attack ads
CSM: Kentucky Senate race looks set to boost the 'tea party,' Rand Paul

ARKANSAS

Hill: Lincoln: 'Win or lose, I’m a Dem'
Politics Daily: Blanche Lincoln's Lack of Lipstick: It Could Bite Her in the South

ARIZONA

Politico: Holder hasn't read Ariz. immigration bill

UTAH

Michael Barone: In Utah, A Tough Year for the Overdog
Salt Lake Tribune: The thin red line in Utah politics
Dana Milbank: GOP's Utah and Maine conventions show a party coming unglued

NEW YORK


Albany TU: GOP works for party unity
NYT: A TV Cook’s Next Serving? Cuomo Family Style
NYT: Editorial: Jobs for Albany’s Do-Nothings
NYDN: Paterson delays doling out $1.5B in school aid so cash-strapped state can pay its bills
Albany TU: Raise part of cash vote

NYT: Napolitano Chides New York on Terror Aid
Politico: DHS hits back at N.Y. officials

NY Post: Buffalo woman stuns Obama with spicy pickup line

CALIFORNIA

Rasmussen: California Senate: Boxer 42%, Campbell 41%
SF Chronicle: Campbell fares best against Boxer in poll
WaPo: Meg Whitman and the ghost of Pete Wilson

SacBee: Schwarzenegger budget would eliminate welfare
NYT: Schwarzenegger Calls for Deep Cuts
LA Times: Schwarzenegger's budget deals blows to the poor
SF Chronicle: Budget proposal deals blow to California's poor
SacBee: Schwarzenegger, Democrats stake out sides in California budget debate
WSJ: California Shortfall Now $19.1 Billion
Dan Walters: California budget crisis could be chance for big fix

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Cornyn, Watkins increase sparring over U.S. attorney nomination

FLORIDA

SPT: U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek tied to failed Poinciana Park project fraud case

SPT: Lawton Chiles III poised to run for Florida governor
Buzz: Lawton Chiles III poised to run for Fla gov

NYT: Florida Republicans Now Back Arizona Immigration Law
Miami Herald: Immigration ire all too familiar, Martinez says
SPT: In flip, McCollum now backs Arizona immigration law for Florida

WSJ: Florida's Panhandle Resorts Suffer

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia becomes 20th state in anti-health care lawsuit
AJC: Other House Republicans say they’ll stick with Nathan Deal

ILLINOIS

Politico: Blagojevich subpoenas Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich's ex-staff chief cops conspiracy plea

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pressure builds to resolve state budget impasse

WISCONSIN

AP: Republican Walker takes strong stance against Arizona immigration law
Hill: Wisconsin race takes shape without Rep. Obey

OHIO


Mt. Vernon News: Kasich: We need to take back Ohio

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Teacher retirement changes are seen as boost for Granholm, Dillon
AP/Martin: Michigan teachers mull sweetened retirement deal

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Ethics bill passes handily in Legislature

TENNESSEE

CQ Politics: Wamp's Niche Advertising

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Barbour stresses GOP unity
NCNN: GOP Lawmakers Say Spending Would Go Up In Gov. Perdue's Budget

SOUTH CAROLINA



State: Palin backs Haley in S.C. visit

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Republican primary in Northern Virginia sounds familiar themes, with a twist

NEW JERSEY

Rush Limbaugh: Conservatives Cheer as Gov. Chris Christie Puts Reporter in His Place
Politico: Gov. Chris Christie: 'This is who I am'

MASSACHUSETTS

John Fund: Two Party State: A Republican revival in Massachusetts?
Boston Herald: Defiant Tim Cahill: No more bull
AP: Mass gubernatorial candidates withhold tax returns

NEVADA

Atlantic: Sharron Angle Gets a Tea Party Bump
Politico: Poll: Angle closes on Lowden
Las Vegas RJ: Outside funding crucial to race

AP: NV officially joins suit against health reform

IDAHO

Rasmussen: Idaho Senate: Crapo 66%, Sullivan 22%
Rasmussen: Idaho Governor: Otter 54%, Allred 32%

ALASKA

CQ Politics: Look Out Lisa Murkowski, Todd Palin's Helping Your Rival







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