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May 14, 2010



NATIONAL

Charles Krauthammer: Modernizing Miranda: A new consensus
WaPo: Pakistan arrests man with militant ties who says he aided Times Sq bomb suspect
WSJ: Times Square Case Prompts FBI Raids in Northeast
NYT: 3 in Custody May Have Supported Bomb Suspect
AP/Pratt: 3 Pakistani men arrested in Northeast raids
Rush Limbaugh: Times Square Bombing Suspects Arrested on Immigration Charges
WSJ: Can We Revoke Faisal Shahzad's Citizenship? (via Google)
WaPo: Father of Times Square suspect a 'patriotic man' who raised his family 'cleanly'
Hill: Holder defends process for terrorists as more arrests made in bomb probe
Wash Times: Holder balks at blaming 'radical Islam' for terror attempts
WaPo: Holder vows to pursue Times Square suspects abroad
Politico: Holder hasn't read Ariz. immigration bill
NYT: U.S. Decision to Approve Killing of Cleric Causes Unease
Wash Times: Feds inspect buildings by surprise

LA Times: Wall Street inquiry expands beyond Goldman Sachs
NYT: With Banks Under Fire, Some Expect a Settlement
NYT: OpEd: Stonewalled by the S.E.C.

NYT: Senate Acts on Credit-Rating Agencies
WSJ: Rating Agencies Face Curbs (via Google)
WSJ: The Credit Raters Brawl (via Google)
Politico: GOP not ready to end debate on bank bill
Hill: White House fights back against Carper amendment to Wall Street reform bill
WSJ: Senate Votes to Curb Debit-Card Fees (via Google)
Hill: Durbin wins battle to pass 'interchange fee' legislation, 64-33
Politico: Bill pits Sen. Dick Durbin against moderates
NYT: Senate Considers Credit Card Fee Relief for Merchants

Hill: Boehner: U.S. becoming Greece
Telegraph UK: US faces same problems as Greece, says Bank of England
Paul Krugman: We're not Greece
WSJ: After Easy Money: Managing in a New Era (via Google)
David Brooks: Glimmers of Hope

WSJ: BP Wasn't Prepared For Leak, CEO Says
WaPo: For U.S. government and BP, no choice but to work together
Hill: Senate Dems fail to secure quick passage of oil spill liability measure
Rush Limbaugh: Where Is All the Oil on Shore?
NYT: U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
WaPo: MMS ignores environmental permits
WaPo: 5,000 or 26,000 barrels a day: Size of gulf oil spill is a guesstimate
NYT: Size of Oil Spill Underestimated, Scientists Say
WaPo: Owner of gulf oil drilling rig tries to limit liability for spill
Politico: Oil politics lubricate spending bills
NYT: Western Senators Propose Ban on Pacific Drilling
SacBee: Boxer, 5 other senators seek West Coast ban on offshore oil drilling
NYT: Court Backs Oil Project
AP/Borenstein: Obama's popularity untarnished by oil spill

NYT: The E.P.A. Announces a New Rule on Polluters
Rush Limbaugh: Kerry's 987-Page Cap and Tax Bill
NYT: Editorial: While the Senate Fiddles
American Spectator: Comparing Apples and Orangutans



Politico: Susan Collins: Filibuster of Elena Kagan unlikely
NYT: Brown Says Kagan Supports Military
Walter Dellinger: How I know Kagan isn't anti-military
Politico: Arlen Specter softens on Elena Kagan
Hill: Kagan begins winning over swing votes on second day on Hill
NYDN: GOP leaders coming over to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's side
WSJ: Kagan and the 'Public Safety Exception'
NYT: Nominee Scrutinized for Hiring on Race
AP/Davis: Kagan gets chance to sway senators
WaPo: Is sexual identity our business, or are we a nation of busybodies?
WaPo: Souter's bachelorhood sparked debate in '90
WaPo: Kagan's firsthand White House experience is rare on Supreme Court
Peggy Noonan: The Lamest Show on Earth (via Google)
Wes Pruden: The First Amendment under 'progressive' siege
Wash Times: Stacking high court is key to finishing off traditional America
Human Events: Kagan Bad on Guns
Human Events: With Kagan, What Will Republicans Do?
Human Events: Kagan Nomination is No Surprise
Human Events: Pence to Talk About Kagan to NRA
American Spectator: A Shrewd Choice

Wash Times: Obama urges action on job creation
Hill: Anti-porn provision sinks Dem jobs bill
WSJ: Obama Presses Message in New York (via Google)
Buffalo News: President Obama rides into Buffalo with economic hope
NYT: In New York Trip, Obama Is Optimistic on Economy
Politico: DHS cuts New York funds as President Obama visits

Hill: Deficit worries make it tough for Dems to move 'doc fix'

NYT: Obama Expands Modernization of Nuclear Arsenal

Hill: Senate moves forward with $60B bill for war, disaster funding

WSJ: FCC Chairman Defends Broadband Regulation Strategy (via Google)

Wash Times: Reaction mixed on proposed poverty measure

NYT: Editorial: A Rescue for Affordable Housing

NYT: Editorial: FEC is allowing candidates unrestricted war chests to influence redistricting

WSJ: Congress Reins In Its Perks for Travel
Politico: The do-nothing (but politics) House
Hill: Pelosi: No question that voters are in an 'anti-incumbent' mood
Politico: The quiet war for Hill power
WSJ: Incentives vs. Government Waste (via Google)

Kim Strassel: The Democrats' Civil War
CQ Politics: Ratings Changes – Reid’s Included – Show GOP Momentum
Mort Kondracke: GOP Electoral Wins Not Votes of Confidence

Politico: Sarah Palin: The middle will move to us
CQ Politics: A Date for Palin's Announcement?
American Thinker: Media Demands, 'Take Us To Your Leader, Sarah Palin!'

Wash Times: Research: Most rich candidates face long electoral odds

Pat Buchanan: Are Liberals Anti-WASP?

Ballot Access: May 18 Primaries in 4 States: Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA



Politico: Pennsylvania race 'a special interest' laboratory
CQ Politics: I'll See Your Clinton, Wager One Brown

WaPo: What happened to Arlen Specter?
Philadelphia Inquirer: Presidents change, but not the senator
CQ Politics: All These Pennsylvania Polls Agree On Is 12 Percent Undecided
American Spectator: Specter's Last Stand
Main Line: Toomey keynote speaker at Republican banquet

HAWAII

Fox: GOP Primed for Victory in Aloha State
NYT: Hawaii Limits Requests on Obama’s Birth Records

UTAH

Tim Bridgewater: In Utah's vote, a wake-up call for Washington
Hill: Bennett: My defeat was not 'logical'
Politico: TARP traps GOP incumbents

ARIZONA

NYT: McCain’s Danged Fence
Politico: Activists' efforts fall on deaf ears
Michael Gerson: The GOP's harsh immigration stance will cost it
Rasmusn: Immigration Jumps In Importance, But Economy, Corruption Still Top Voter Issues
American Spectator: The Governor, the President, and the Race Card
American Thinker: The Real Reason the Left Loves Illegals

NYT: Citing Individualism, Arizona Tries to Rein in Ethnic Studies in School

NEW YORK


NYDN: GOP governor hopeful Rick Lazio gushed about current rival Andrew Cuomo in 2004
News10: Report: Cuomo to declare run for Governor around May 25
NY Post: Paterson calls judge's furlough ruling 'unusual'
Albany TU: Cutting sting of furlough vote
Albany TU: Elections Board not sure if NY-29 special is legal
American Spectator: NY-23: Conservative Party Stands With Hoffman; Will GOP Listen?
NYT: Legal Ticket Scalping Law to Lapse as Albany Debates a New Provision
NYDN: Ticket scalping battle pits Gov. Paterson vs. Long Island state Sen. Craig Johnson
NYT: Prosecutors Seek Longer Term for Ex-Senator Who Tried to Withdraw Guilty Plea
NYDN: Angry prosecutors want longer sentence for disgraced former state Sen. Gonzalez
NYT: Renewed Fight Looms Over Ending Role of Political Parties in Elections

CALIFORNIA

Mercury News: Illegal immigration becomes hot issue in gubernatorial campaign
AP/Williams: Voting record at issue in GOP gov primary TV ad
LA Times: Taxpayer group finds Poizner so 'frightening' that it gave him $2,500
SacBee: Ad Watch: Whitman tries to pin 'liberal' tag on Poizner
LA Times: More than a dozen candidates vie for lieutenant governor

SacBee: Longshot Democrat pans Boxer as a lockstep liberal

Dan Walters: In California, cronyism is alive and doing well
American Spectator: Stamped for Failure

SF Chronicle: UC Berkeley's Goodwin Liu wins panel approval
NYT: Disputed Judicial Nominee Liu Advances on Party-Line Vote
WaPo: Goodwin Liu appeals court nomination advances
Politico: Panel approves Liu nomination

TEXAS

DMN: Cornyn, Hispanic leaders in Dallas to push for Saldaña as next federal prosecutor
WSJ: Still Segregating Voters: Texas defies racial gerrymandering (via Google)
Texas Tribune: Cathie Adams: Debt Becomes Her?

FLORIDA

Fox: Crist Challenged to Return Campaign Cash
Miami Herald: Crist poised to veto special projects
SPT: Charlie Crist unleashed: A wide-ranging interview
Miami Herald: Florida candidates back Arizona immigration law

GEORGIA

AJC: Lynn Westmoreland picks Tom Graves in 9th District race
AP: Steele to address Georgia Republicans

ILLINOIS

Rush Limbaugh: Mayor of Highland Park, Illinois, Feels the Power of This Program

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty's picks keep high court tilting right
Politico: Bachmann claims website attacked
Star Tribune: Minnesota’s money tangled up in federal jobs bill

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: Wisconsin: Ex-Legislator Won't Challenge Lassa For Obey's Seat

OHIO


CQ Politics: Strickland Tries To Make Kasich's $400,000 Bonus A Campaign Issue

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Hoekstra rebuts Cox in gov ad
Detroit FP: Hoekstra fires back at TV attacks with ad of his own
Detroit FP: Judge: Conyers must be deposed
WSJ: Detroit Shrinks Itself, Historic Homes and All

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers crack down on porn industry
AP/Lieb: Ethics, abortion remain at end of Mo. Legislature
KC Star: Splitsville for the Missouri GOP? Sort of

KANSAS

Rasmussen: Kansas Governor: Brownback 58%, Holland 27%
Rasmussen: Kansas Senate: Moran, Tiahrt Hold Healthy Leads Over Democratic Opponents

TENNESSEE

Tennessean: Alexander gets $200M plus for flooding in bill
MyFox: Gubernatorial Candidate Mike McWherter Awaits GOP Foe
TimesNews: House Speaker Kent Williams collapses in Nashville

ARKANSAS

Politico: Huckabee wades into Ark. primaries

KENTUCKY



Wash Times: In Senate race in Kentucky, the son also rises
WaPo: Rand Paul and the GOP -- Post Politics Hour

SOUTH CAROLINA



Politico: Palin endorses Haley for S.C. governor
State: Palin coming to Columbia to endorse Haley

Greenville News: Businesses, politicians brace for fallout from cigarette tax increase

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Editorial: Risky toll scheme comes with a history of financial failure

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: N.J. Assembly, Senate panels approve 'millionaires tax,' Christie vows veto

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rasmussen: New Hampshire Senate: Ayotte 50%, Hodes 38%

MAINE

Boston Globe: Candidates don’t commit to platform of Maine GOP activists
AP: Survey: Most Mainers Don't Know Guv Candidates

COLORADO

WSJ: Teacher-Evaluation Bill Approved in Colorado

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Poll shows Gibbons still trailing before GOP primary
CQ Politics: Being 'Target for Everybody' Takes Toll on Nevada's Lowden







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May 13, 2010



NATIONAL

Karl Rove: How Badly Will the Democrats Do?
WSJ: Voters Shifting to GOP, Poll Finds
Rush Limbaugh: Obamacare Sinks Alan Mollohan; Repeal Movement Well Underway
WaPo: Republicans' House election strategy: Aim for chairmen
Politico: The message from voters: Pork kills
Hill: Voters give pork pushers the chop
American Thinker: Will the GOP Wake Up and Smell the Tea?
James Taranto: 2 Down, 533 to Go: Another congressional incumbent bites the dust
John Fund: Puerto Rico, the 51st State?

WSJ: Wall Street Probe Widens (via Google)
NYT: Prosecutors Ask if 8 Banks Duped Rating Agencies

WaPo: Senate votes to keep small banks under Federal Reserve's oversight
WSJ: Senate Finance Bill Eases Up on Small Banks and Firms (via Google)
NYT: Senate Beats Back Efforts to Ease Financial Regulation Bill
Hill: The Fed keeps its power
WSJ: Brownback Amendment Would Undermine Consumer Protections, Obama Says (Google)
WSJ: Dodd Enjoys Early Wins on Financial-Overhaul Bill (via Google)
NYT: Amendments Target Credit Card Industry
WSJ: The Treasury-Financial Complex (via Google)
Politico: Wall St. bill tied up by Blanche Lincoln primary

George Will: Greece and GM: Too weak to fail
David Ignatius: European bailout only postpones day of reckoning

Hill: Higher unemployment rate on the horizon
NYT: In a Job Market Realignment, Some Left Behind
WSJ: Home Prices Stabilize in Non-Boom Regions

WSJ: Memos to Clinton Hewed to Center
WaPo: In Elena Kagan's work as solicitor general, few clues to her views
WaPo: Senators query Supreme Court nominee Kagan
Hill: Supreme Court nominee’s Hill debut comes without fight
NYT: Kagan’s Link to Marshall Cuts 2 Ways
NYT: On Capitol Hill, Kagan Gets to Know Her Voters
WaPo: Law professors vouch for Kagan on diversity
NYT: Growing Up, Kagan Tested Boundaries of Her Faith
Ann Coulter: Supreme Court to face Mecca
WSJ: Obama's Kagan Admission (via Google)
EJ Dionne: The Elena Kagan you won't see
Human Events: The Top 10 Dumbest Defenses of Elena Kagan
Human Events: Proof That Kagan is the Love Child of...
Rush Limbaugh: State-Run Media is Obsessed with Elena Kagan's Sexuality
American Spectator: Kagan's Telepathy Standard
American Spectator/Prowler: Kagan Counsel: The missing years under Bill Clinton
American Thinker: Kagan, Obama, and the Harvard Legacy of Literary Fraud

Hotline: Sources: Gregoire Could Replace Kagan

WaPo: Sens. Kerry and Lieberman introduce compromise climate bill
Hill: 1,000-page climate bill is unveiled
Wash Times: Senate energy bill faces job-creation doubts
NYT: Senate Gets a Climate and Energy Bill, Modified by a Gulf Spill That Still Grows
Politico: Business may hold the keys on climate
NYT: OpEd: A Bad Bet on Carbon
American Thinker: Welcome to the Era of Expensive Energy

WSJ: Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig
WaPo: Oil spill investigators find critical problems in blowout preventer
NYT: BP Sees Hope for Solution in Capping Spill in the Gulf
NYT: The Price and Who Pays: Updates From the Gulf
WSJ: Public Still Backs Offshore Drilling (via Google)

WSJ: Surveillance and Shahzad (via Google)
WSJ: What's Happening to Faisal Shahzad? (via Google)
Sol Wachtler: Obama shouldn’t create a terrorism exception to the Miranda rule
Human Events: Keeping America Safe from Foreign-Born Insurgents
American Spectator: From Gutfeld to Naipaul

Sec. Robert Gates: The Case for the New START Treaty (via Google)

NYT: Calls for Repealing Don’t Ask

NYT: Astronauts Attack Obama’s NASA Plan

WSJ: Nine Indicted on Charges of Accessing Obama Records

NYT: With Obama, Regulations Are Back in Fashion

WSJ: Senators Question In-Home Caregivers

Hill: Liberal Democrats unhappy with Pelosi’s relaxed style in 2010 ‘campaign mode’
Politico: Norm Dicks grabs for Appropriations gavel
Hill: Obey suggests education, labor, health programs could face $3.5B in cuts
Hill: House Democrats look at business taxes to pay for popular credits

Hill: Orszag: Healthcare law doesn't include more spending than previously reported
American Spectator: Obama's Rationing Man
Politico: GOP targets Berwick

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Both Parties Gunning for Murtha's Seat (via Google)

NYT: Abortion Rights Group Backs Sestak
Gail Collins: The Annals of Arlen
Hill: Issa will grill Holder on special prosecutor for Pa. Senate race

CQ Politics: Onorato-Corbett Race Looking Likely in Pennsylvania

HAWAII

Politico: Inouye's clout may cost Dems a seat
Hill: Democrats foresaw Hawaii loss

ARIZONA

Wash Times: AZ governor now targets ethnic studies
Arizona Republic: Arizona immigration law: Other states mull own versions of migrant law

NEW YORK


NYT: U.S. Judge Blocks State Worker Furloughs
NYT: Judge Temporarily Blocks Furlough of State Workers
Albany TU: 100,000 to stay on the job
NYDN: Federal judge blocks Paterson from imposing furloughs on 100,000 state workers
Buffalo News: Federal judge blocks furloughs for workers
NYDN: Paterson, lamest of lame ducks, shows again he is king of hypocrisy in furlough mess

Albany TU: Marist: Cuomo rebounds, Paladino seems to rob Lazio
Albany TU: Republicans reconvene in Albany, before convention
NYDN: Cuomo is a bully just like Eliot Spitzer, GOP governor hopeful Rick Lazio says

Politico: Hometown corporations target Schumer

Politico: NY GOP Chairman alleges 'rogue' RNC staffer

CQ Politics: NY 29: Paterson Books Special Election Same Day As Regular Election

NYT: Small New York Town Makes English the Law

CALIFORNIA

CQ Politics: Poizner Adds $2.5 Million To California Campaign Kitty
LA Times: Companies challenged Poizner business claims
LA Times: Schwarzenegger's revised budget plan is expected to eliminate health programs
George Skelton: Republican Senate candidates are up in arms over 2nd Amendment
SacBee: Schwarzenegger sighted on bike minus a helmet

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Don't bet on gambling

FLORIDA

SPT: Tampa will host 2012 Republican National Convention
NYT: Republicans Settle on Florida for 2012 Presidential Convention
WaPo: Tampa is recommended site for Republican National Convention
NYT: Greetings From Tampa, Where Hopes Soar — or Die

SPT: Charlie Crist changes voter registration and his mind about giving donor refunds
Miami Herald: Crist: No refunds for former fans
Buzz: Cornyn to Crist: Give back the money

GEORGIA

AJC: Of 13 handcrafted pigs and the governor’s race
AJC: Mitt Romney taps Sam Olens for AG; Tom Price loans Karen Handel a strategist

ILLINOIS



Chicago Tribune: Palin talks about immigration, oil spill
Chicago Sun-Times: Blagojevich lawyers subpoena Harry Reid
Chicago Sun-Times: Giannoulias backtracks on war criticism

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Legislature, governor quarrel over spending

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: Johnson Files For Feingold Challenge

OHIO


CPD: Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland opens line of attack; challenger John Kasich responds
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland campaign comes out firing
Columbus Dispatch: Climate bill is no easy sell in Ohio

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Disappearing act: Derek Moss clipped from Cox ad
Detroit FP: 3 justices ask for probe of colleague
Detroit FP: Editorial: Dillon, Bishop should make way for new leadership duo

MISSOURI

KC Star: Show-Me showdown: Outlines of Carnahan-Blunt race emerging
AP/Blank: Compromise on campaign finance and ethics reached

KANSAS

KC Star: GOP-fueled sales tax increase boosts Kansas near top 10

TENNESSEE

Memphis CA: Tennessee House speaker criticizes Republicans' alternative budget

KENTUCKY

WaPo: In Kentucky's Senate race, ties to Mitch McConnell could be helpful or harmful
CQ Politics: Kentucky: Paul Pulls Away
CQ Politics: Conway Catches Mongiardo in Kentucky

ARKANSAS

LA Times: Arkansas senator is latest incumbent in primary trouble
CQ Politics: Different Power Bases Go Head-to-Head in Arkansas

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Robertson: NC lawmakers in capital with budget top priority

SOUTH CAROLINA



Politico: Mark Sanford, 'soul mate' rekindling flame
State: An affair to rekindle: Will it last?
AP/Davenport: SC Gov. Sanford saw Argentine lover in Florida

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Cuccinelli endorses Fimian in GOP race to face Connolly in Northern Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA

Politico: Right claiming Alan Mollohan's scalp
Hill: Dems: Mollohan was unprepared for tough primary challenge

NEW JERSEY

CQ Politics: Candidate Runyan Dishes Dirt ... On Himself
SL: Jon Runyan 'takes responsibility' for late property tax payments, lawsuits

NYT: Corzine Starting Small in Bid for Redemption

MASSACHUSETTS

Rasmussen: Massachusetts Governor: Patrick 45%, Baker 31%, Cahill 14%
Boston Globe: GOP attacks sting Cahill in new poll

COLORADO

Rasmussen: Colorado Governor: McInnis 47%, Hickenlooper 41%

UTAH

Politico: Utah: Orrin Hatch could be next casualty
CQ Politics: Utah Congressman: '36 Years In Senate Might Be Enough' For Hatch

IDAHO

CQ Politics: Idaho: Lots of Undecided Republicans In 1st District

ALASKA

Rasmussen: Alaska Governor: Parnell Well Ahead of Democratic Rivals





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May 12, 2010



NATIONAL

NYT: Court Nominee Figures in Midterm Campaigns
Time: How Many Republican Votes Can Kagan Woo?
Hill: Obama sets focus on centrists as GOP seeks to hold line on Elena Kagan
Wash Times: Kagan kicked out campus recruiters at first chance
Boston Globe: In Kagan stance on military, a complex history
WSJ: Sessions Sees Kagan Vote Before Summer Break (via Google)
NYT: As Clinton Aide, Kagan Recommended Tactical Support for an Abortion Ban
NYT: ’95 Article Reveals Kagan’s Views on Confirmation
WSJ: Kagan and Key Case: The Jury Is Out (via Google)
WSJ: Mixed Grades at Harvard Law
WaPo: White House seeks to defend Kagan's diversity record
Politico: Memos reveal Elena Kagan's centrist side
NYT: A New York Bloc on the Supreme Court
WaPo: The justice league: Elena Kagan's nomination shows that Ivy roots run deep
WSJ: Cagey Kagan: Obama has found his own John Roberts
Politico: Elena Kagan's friends: She's not gay
AJC: Is a U.S. Supreme Court nominee’s sexuality a fair topic for discussion?
Politico: Gay rights central to Kagan fight
Rush Limbaugh: Dems, You've Nominated a Dud
Michael Gerson: The mystery of Elena Kagan
Kathleen Parker: Elena Kagan is miles away from mainstream America
David Limbaugh: Exploring Kagan
Stanley Fish: Why Bother With the Constitution?
Rasmussen: 82% Think Kagan Likely To Be Confirmed for Supreme Court
Human Events: The Way to Block Kagan
Human Events: Missing: Kagan’s Record of Impartiality
Human Events: Kagan to Certain Students: Get to the Back of the Bus
American Spectator: The Socialist Judge: Elena Kagan and the Teachable Moment
American Thinker: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'... Anything about Shariah Law

Michael Mukasey: Shahzad and the Pre-9/11 Paradigm
Reuters: Republican doubts Taliban link to New York plot

Martin Feldstein: Extend the Bush Tax Cuts—For Now

NYT: Market Inquiry Focuses on One Trader
WaPo: Last week's market dive largely caused by major Wall St. firms, SEC chief says
Hill: SEC expects early findings on dramatic, 1,000 point market drop next week
Politico: New panel to probe 'flash crash'
NYT: Editorial: Is It Safe to Go Back In?
WSJ: How to Prevent Another Trading Panic (via Google)

NYT: Senate Backs Audit of Fed Bailout Role
Wash Times: Senate calls for audit of three years of Fed deals
WSJ: Senate Passes Amendment for One-Time Audit of Fed (via Google)
Hill: Centrists senators push for greater federal power in consumer regulations
RTT: Senate Rejects Republican-backed Plan For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
WSJ: Senate Tackles What to Do With Fannie and Freddie
WSJ: Fannie the Unreformable (via Google)
CNN: Senate's Wall Street bill in homestretch
Human Events: Senate Financial Regulations Threaten U.S. Economy

WSJ: U.S. Probes Morgan Stanley

NYT: In Greek Crisis, Some See Parallels to U.S. Debt Woes
Rush Limbaugh: The Obamanomics Virus Spreads
Dick Morris: Athens’ woes headed our way
American Spectator: Who Will Bail Out America?
CNBC: US Exposure to EU Bailout Is Big But Risk Is Limited
Thomas Friedman: Greece's Newest Odyssey
Hill: Bernanke briefs lawmakers on EU
Hill: GOP drafts bill to prevent Geithner from voting for IMF loans to EU members

NYT: U.S. to Split Up Agency Policing the Oil Industry
NYT: Mineral Agency’s Split Follows Nations’ Lead
NYT: Finger-Pointing, but Few Answers at Hearings on Drilling
WaPo: In Senate testimony, oil executives pass the blame for massive gulf spill
Politico: Dems plot fee hike on oil
Boston Globe: States may get more of a voice on oil drilling
WSJ: The Gulf Spill and the Revolving Door (via Google)
NYT: Editorial: Industry Doesn’t Step Up
CBS: Poll: Support for More Offshore Oil Drilling Plummets
Dana Milbank: BP needs a crude awakening
Rush Limbaugh: Sam Waterston Testifies on Oil Spill

WSJ: The Price of Wind: The 'clean energy revolution' is expensive (via Google)
WSJ: Welfare Wagons: The new electric cars are powered by taxpayer credits (via Google)
Politico: Energy bill packed with tax breaks
Hill: The battle over climate bill begins

Wash Times: Obama changes anti-drug policies
Hill: Obama unveils plan to combat drug use

Hill: It’s House vs. Senate in fight over earmarks

NYT: F.C.C. Weighs Plan to Warn of High Cellphone Bill

AP/Elliott: RNC: 130 House seats in play
Dallas MN: Will economy bounce back enough for Dems?

Politico: Mitch McConnell locks up support

Baltimore Sun: Steele defends financial stewardship of party to RNC members
Baltimore Sun: Steele Tackles Elephant, Slays It
AP/Elliott: Steele defends spending to RNC members

US News: Tampa Seen as 2012 Republican Convention Host

Reuters: Sarah Palin lauds "family, faith and flag" in new book
WSJ: Palin to Release Second Book in November
Rasmussen: Just 41% in Alaska Would Vote for Palin for President
USA Today: Poll: Four in 10 Alaskans support Palin for president

CQ Politics: Obama Approval Bounces Back

NYT: CNN Pundit Erick Erickson Draws Ire From All Sides

WEST VIRGINIA

WaPo: Rep. Alan Mollohan loses Democratic primary in West Virginia
Fox: Mollohan Loss Signals Potential Trouble For Democrats
NYT: Veteran House Democrat Mollohan Loses Seat in Primary
Wash Times: Incumbent Mollohan loses primary race
AP/Smith: W.Va. congressman's 28-year run ends in primary
AP/Babington: Voters' anti-establishment mood bites both parties

PENNSYLVANIA

Slate: Should Specter have run as an independent?
Philadelphia Inquirer: Specter features Obama in ad as Sestak advances
Politico: Suspicion of Arlen Specter fuels Joe Sestak surge
WaPo: Arlen Specter's party switch haunts him in primary campaign
NYT: Specter, After Shift, Faces Fire From Both Parties
NYT: Joe Sestak's Advertisement
NYT: Arlen Specter's Advertisement

Politico: Clinton to campaign for Critz in Pa.
Politico: Pa. race becomes prime target

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rohrer presses on seeking GOP bid for governor

HAWAII

USA Today: Dems could lose Hawaii House seat
CQ Politics: Democrats May Get the Blues in Hawaii
Politico: Djou rides wave of D.C. cash
AP: Hanabusa endorsed by California congressman
Atlantic: What the Special Elections Will Mean

ARIZONA

WaPo: How much trouble is John McCain in?

Newt Gingrich: Control the Border First
State Sen. Russell Pearce: Arizona or San Francisco: Which Path on Immigration?
Rush Limbaugh: Arizona Update: Liberals Hate Profiling Because Profiling Works
American Spectator: Grijalva's Green Gambit

LA Times: Arizona bill targeting ethnic studies signed into law

NEW YORK


NY Post: Gov. Furlough raises hell by boosting aides' pay
NYDN: Paterson ripped for giving raises to office staffers one day after furlough is approved
Albany TU: Promotions and raises given within the Paterson administration
Albany TU: 3 unions sue over furloughs
Buffalo News: Upholding furloughs in court seen as impossible

Rochester D&C: Andrew Cuomo sees boost in approval amid silence on governor's seat
NYT: Republican Prosecutor to Run for Attorney General
AP/Eltman: Nixon's grandson tests pedigree in NY House race
Politico: Spitzer scandal masks reality

NYDN: Fossella, forced out due to sex scandal, mulling comeback
CQ Politics: Internal Poll Says McMahon Doing OK In Fossella's Old District
NY Post: Edwards jokes at GOP dinner leave Vito well red

NY Post: Pol De Blasio makes 'right' turn on Street

CALIFORNIA



SacBee: Pete Wilson to Meg Whitman's rescue
LA Times: Whitman's words put spotlight on deeds
Mercury News: Republican primary for U.S. Senate among most intriguing of top contests
SacBee: State budget woes grow deeper as rosy projections come up short
Dan Walters: California's quandary Greek-like?
Rush Limbaugh: Liberalism Destroyed Los Angeles

TEXAS

Houston Chronicle: Hutchison plans appeal today to save NASA's shuttle
DMN: White urges Perry to return $161m in unemployment money from TX Enterprise Fund
Dallas MN: Prisons, mental hospitals escape Texas leaders' budget axe

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Crist: Let voters ban drilling
Orlando Sentinel: Big donors face question: Demand refund from Crist?
Sun-Sentinel: Editorial: Abortion bill puts governor on the spot
AP: Fla. gov to register with no party affiliation
Miami Herald: Ex-state GOP official questioned in Alan Mendelsohn case

Politico: Crowded Republican field targets Alan Grayson

American Thinker: Elite Media vs. Tim Tebow, Christian

GEORGIA

AJC: Tom Graves secures spot in runoff; Jason Carter cruises
AP/McCaffrey: Race for Ga. congressional seat heads to runoff

AP: Carter's Grandson Wins Georgia State Senate Seat
AJC: Carter wins state Senate race

ILLINOIS

Rush Limbaugh: Rush Becomes an Issue in the Race to Fill Obama's Senate Seat
Chicago Sun-Times: Quinn ripped for giving jobs to legislators' wives
Chicago Sun-Times: Brady pays ‘courtesy call’ to Daley about budget issues
Chicago Tribune: Appeals court rejects delay of Blagojevich trial
Chicago Tribune: Quinn vetoes legislative scholarship bill

MINNESOTA

WSJ: The Minnesota Prelude: Land of 10,000 tax increases (via Google)
Star Tribune: Same-sex couples file action against marriage law

WISCONSIN

WTAQ: Mark Green Endorses Walker for Governor

OHIO


Wash Times: GOP moderation hobbles Portman's Ohio run
Columbus Dispatch: Kasich connected pensions, Lehman
Columbus Dispatch: Strickland stands with embattled public-safety director

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: .Cox slams opponent Hoekstra in television ad
Detroit FP: In ad, Cox takes sharp tack on rival
Detroit FP: Race for governor starts with bang
Detroit News: Snyder, Dillon not on Michigan Chamber's short list for gov

Detroit FP: Michigan's congressional delegation poised for shakeup
CQ Politics: Four File To Run In Primary Against Kilpatrick
CQ Politics: Two Democrats Drop Out Of Race For Stupak's Seat

Detroit News: Indicted Mary Waters runs for state Senate

MISSOURI

KC Star: Senators take a golf break as Missouri legislative session nears end

KANSAS

KC Star: Kansas Legislature ends 2010 session with approval of higher sales tax

KENTUCKY

Fox: KY Senate Race: A Tea Party Test
Fox: Rand Paul on 'Tea Party Tidal Wave'
USA Today: U.S. Chamber picks Trey Grayson in Kentucky Senate fight
CBS: Rand Paul May Not Vote for McConnell
WaPo: The 'swift-boating' of Rand Paul

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: After cigarette tax increase veto, it's all up to legislators

ALABAMA

WSJ: Alabama Governor’s Race Evolves Into a Battle

VIRGINIA

Human Events: Republican in Virginia Primary Donated to Obama
CQ Politics: Virginia: Boucher Maintains Big Financial Edge In 9th

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Booker Is Re-elected Newark Mayor
S-L: N.J. Supreme Court overturns libel ruling on newspaper quoting lawsuit

DELAWARE

Politico: Beau Biden suffers 'mild stroke'
NYT: Delaware: Biden’s Older Son Has a Stroke

Hill: Foreign holdings at issue in Delaware

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOP group RGA targeting Cahill anew
WaPo: RGA buries an independent candidate in Mass.
Boston Globe: Treasurer Cahill proposes tax cuts to grow economy
Boston Herald: Governor rips Charles Baker on plan vs. illegals
Boston Globe: Patrick blasts immigration crackdowns

Boston Herald: Voters tap Republican for Scott Brown’s empty seat
Boston Globe: Ross state Senate win boosts GOP

CONNECTICUT

CQ Politics: Financial Services Debate Polishes Dodd’s Image

MAINE

James Taranto: Maine Stream, Not Extreme

SOUTH DAKOTA

NYT: Broader Horizons for South Dakota Senator Thune
Reuters: Is Republican John Thune testing the 2012 waters?
WaPo: Sen. Thune defends Bennett over TARP
AP: Thune: Obama has delivered a 'change' too far

UTAH

Salt Lake Trib: Bennett on defeat: 'They're angry at Washington. And I'm in Washington'
Politico: Bennett gets standing ovation at Republican lunch
WSJ: Obama Beats Bennett (via Google)
Politico: Bennett loss haunts Hatch
Fox: Specter to Hatch - They're Coming for You Next
Salt Lake Trib: Chaffetz: Hatch's 36 years in Senate might be enough

NEVADA

AP/Chereb: NV gov seeks to make union negotiations public
Las Vegas RJ: State says more than 700 employees must take furloughs





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May 11, 2010



NATIONAL

NYT: Democrats Express Praise for Kagan; G.O.P. Is Cautious
WaPo: Elena Kagan nomination for Supreme Court riles both sides of political aisle
WSJ: Record Shows a Cautious Liberal, But No Lightning Rod
WSJ: Court Nominee Draws Split Verdict on Hill
WaPo: Kagan would emphasize Supreme Court moving in new direction
WSJ: Elena Obama: Another reliable liberal who could transform the Supreme Court
WaPo: Abortion could be sleeper issue in Supreme Court confirmation process
CQ Politics: Is Elena Kagan Gay?
WSJ: Elena Kagan and the 'Hollow Charade' (via Google)
Wash Times: Senators focusing on candor, recruiting
WSJ: Kagan Sided With Investors in Two Notable Securities Cases
NYT: Nomination of Kagan Leaves Some Longing on the Left
WSJ: The Left Leans Against Kagan
WSJ: Kagan and the Military: What Really Happened
NPR: Kagan's Positions On Hot-Button Issues In Spotlight
NYT: A Pragmatic New Yorker on a Careful Path to Washington
NYT: Reshaping Court’s Culture, a Woman at a Time
Bloomberg: Kagan’s Lack of Judicial Experience Draws Republican Questions
Baltimore Sun: Steele Attacks Kagan Over Thurgood Marshall Comment
Hill: RNC uses Thurgood Marshall speech to attack Supreme Court nominee Kagan
WaPo: Slammed over Kagan attack, RNC responds
Hill: GOP faces Kagan conundrum
NYT: Editorial: Searching for Elena Kagan
WaPo: Editorial: The Senate will find out what Ms. Kagan has beyond a strong resume
Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama Chooses Himself
Rush Limbaugh: "The Despised and Disadvantaged"
David Brooks: What It Takes
Dana Milbank: In Kagan, Obama picks a nominee, not a fight
Wes Pruden: A stealth mission for Elena Kagan
Human Events: Supreme Court Sleeper Agent: Elena Kagan
Human Events: Kagan’s 'Judicial Hero'
Human Events: Vets Blast Kagan Nomination
Human Events: Sen Hatch: Kagan "Very Liberal"
American Spectator: Obama Nominates Himself
American Spectator: Do Ask, Do Tell
American Thinker: Elena Kagan and the Yale-Harvard Nexus

NYT: A Trillion for Europe, With Doubts Attached
WSJ: The Real Euro Crisis (via Google)
NYT: Debt Aid Package for Europe Took Nudge From Washington
WaPo: Europe rewrites its rule book in creating fund to contain financial crisis
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: The Big Fat Greek Bailout
Rush Limbaugh: America Bails Out EU Socialism

WaPo: SEC asks exchanges to devise new trading rules
NYT: Regulators Vow to Find Way to Stop Stock Market's Rapid Dives
WSJ: Did a Big Bet Help Trigger 'Black Swan' Stock Swoon?

Wash Times: Lawsuit wants SEC to ID porn snoopers

WaPo: Republican senators pressing to end federal control of Fannie, Freddie
WSJ: Fannie Mae Needs $8.4 Billion More
NYT: For Administration, Fannie's Ill-Timed Request for Aid
WSJ: $145 Billion and Counting (via Google)

Human Events: Times Square Jihad? What Jihad?
Atlantic: Miranda and 'Enhanced Interrogations'
Pat Buchanan: Is the War Coming Home?

WSJ: Snowe, Landrieu Seek Limits on Consumer Rules

NYT: New Ways to Drill, Old Methods for Cleaning Up
WSJ: Two Oil Firms Tie Rig Blast to 'Plug'
WaPo: Engineers trying multiple tactics in battle to plug oil well in Gulf of Mexico
WaPo: BP facing a wave of pressure, but not from its balance sheet
Rush Limbaugh: Suggestion to BP: Oil Spill Summit

NYT: Rules Eased for Labor Organizing at Airlines

NYT: Rules Let Youths Stay on Parents’ Insurance
NYT: Sebelius Touts Health Law’s Immediate Impact

WaPo: Obama wants federal agencies to hit the gas on hiring

Wash Times: Coburn wants to certify bills are read

Politico: RNC woes put party in cash crunch

James Taranto: Beltway Civil War!

Politico: Five things to watch in Tuesday's primaries
Politico: Incumbent watch: Who's next to go?

Grover Norquist: Qualifying for a presidential run requires serious team play in 2010

PENNSYLVANIA

Rasmussen: Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey 42%, Sestak 40%
NYT: Toomey Hits the Airwaves in Pennsylvania
Rasmussen: Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary: Sestak 47%, Specter 42%
NYT: Specter Ad Will Feature Obama
CQ Politics: Obama Visit, Black Vote Could Help Boost Specter
Hill: Sestak uses the Supreme Court announcement to his advantage
Wash Times: Specter loses lead week before primary

Rasmussen: PA Democratic Primary for Governor: Onorato Outpaces Three Rivals

Phila Inq: Sam Rohrer's views fit some voters to a tea

HAWAII

WaPo: DCCC pulls out of Hawaii free for all
Politico: DCCC pulls plug on Hawaii special election
CQ Politics: Turnout Already High in Hawaii Special

ARIZONA

Politico: Immigration advocates go after McCain
CSM: After Arizona, why are 10 states considering immigration bills?
NYT: Arizona: Referendum Efforts Against Immigration Law Dropped
Hill: Arizona lawmakers spark ire of Apaches over copper mine

NEW YORK


NYT: New York Legislature Approves 1-Day Furloughs
WSJ: Paterson Wins on Furloughs
Albany TU: Paterson statement on extender passage, furloughs
NYDN: Pols approve furloughing 100,000 state workers; labor groups file court challenge
ReadMedia: CSEA Seeks Federal Restraining Order Against Paterson Furloughs
NY Post: A furlough blow
Albany TU: Staying home, sans pay
Buffalo News: Lawmakers approve furloughs for workers until budget passes
Rochester D&C: New York votes to furlough workers one day next week
NY Observer: Zeldin, a Republican, Opposes Furloughs
NYDN: Paterson "Not Bluffing" About Worker Furloughs

AP: Levy, Paladino release new ads in NY gov race
LoHud: Levy Starts Radio Ads
NYDN: Catching Up With... Rick Lazio
AP: GOP divided, Cuomo leading gov race

Politico: Fossella mulls bid for former seat

DN: State Health Dept launches online interactive map to allow users to find cancer clusters
Buffalo News: New Web site allows New Yorkers to see frequency of cancer in map form

CALIFORNIA

CQ Politics: Campbell Maintains Lead Over Fiorina
CQ Politics: Whitman's Lead Disappears in California
SF Chronicle: Many AG voters undecided, poll finds, but Harris, Harman leading
LAT: During budget season, Schwarzenegger again opens his Brentwood home to fundraiser
American Spectator: Arnold Stars in Return of the Luddites
Dan Walters: Decades-old battle over Prop. 13 flares again

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Chet Edwards trails Bill Flores, according to new GOP poll
Dallas MN: On some of Perry's attack lines on White, differences are minimal
Dallas MN: Dallas County Republicans hope national fever infects area voting
Dallas MN: Lagging sales tax revenue stirs Texas budget concerns

FLORIDA

NYT: Florida Suit Poses a Challenge to Health Care Law
SPT: Decision on Tampa's 2012 GOP convention bid due Wednesday
SPT: Gov. Crist creates team to offer legal advice on dealing with BP

GEORGIA

AJC: Gov. Sonny Perdue and the road through Bonaire
AJC: Low turnout expected for Tuesday's elections
AJC: Nathan Deal on Tom Price’s defection: ‘He ain’t from around here’

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Giannoulias likes Kagan for Supreme Court, Kirk cautious
Chicago Tribune: Brady dismisses 10 percent cuts flap as ‘semantics’

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty's eager to veto DFL taxes
AP/Lohn: Minn. lawmakers vote to raise taxes, cut spending

WISCONSIN

Politico: Wisconsin Dems settle on Obey successor
CQ Politics: Wisconsin: Dems Prefer Lassa For Obey's Seat

OHIO


WSJ: Undressed for Success in Ohio Senate Race?
AP/Smyth: Ohio Democrats respond to racy GOP ad

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Varied field lines up for gov battle
CQ Politics: Democrat Drops Out Of Michigan Governor's Race
Detroit FP: Saltonstall drops out of race for Stupak seat

KANSAS

KC Star: Sales tax hike passes 64-61, on the way to Parkinson
AP/Hanna: Kan. House passes sales tax hike, sends it to gov.

KENTUCKY

AP/Alford: Paul may not vote for McConnell as floor leader
AP: Ky. GOP Senate hopefuls facing off in final debate
Politico: Ky. debate highlights GOP dilemma
CQ Politics: Conway, Mongiardo Getting Nasty in Kentucky Senate Race

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Evans: DeMint: A conservative kingmaker upends GOP order
State: Lt. Gov race: Five seek a term in 'bully pulpit'

WEST VIRGINIA

Politico: Mollohan next in incumbent hot seat
AJC: Another Incumbent Alert: Alan Mollohan

MARYLAND

Baltimore Sun: New poll: O'Malley ahead, but many undecided
WaPo: Ehrlich seeks to blunt O'Malley crime drop claims

NEW JERSEY

SL: Gov. Chris Christie proposes 2.5 percent annual property tax cap in 33-bill package
SL: N.J. Democrats, Gov. Christie propose dueling tax plans
SL: Christie's 'confrontational tone' may cause him to lose needed partners among NJ Dems
CQ Politics: Menendez Urges Boycott of All Star Game

MAINE

CSM: 'Tea party'-backed platform sails through Maine GOP convention

UTAH

Jonah Goldberg: The Robert Bennett message
John Fund: Equal Opportunity Career Ender
CQ Politics: Senate GOP: Bennett Loss an Isolated Event
Human Events: Bennett Feels Brunt of Club for Growth
Rush Limbaugh: A Conservative Ascendency: Utah Sends Anti-RINO Message





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May 10, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama to Nominate Kagan to Seat on Supreme Court
WSJ: A Life Rooted In Pursuit of Education
NYT: Obama Is Said to Select Kagan as Justice
NYT: A Climb Marked by Confidence and Canniness
NYT: Kagan’s Notable Statements and Writings
NYT: Milestones: Elena Kagan
WaPo: Elena Kagan said to be Obama's Supreme Court pick
WaPo: Elena Kagan never let lack of experience hold her back
WaPo: A timeline of Elena Kagan's career
Politico: President Obama will name Elena Kagan as Court pick
American Spectator: The Left vs. Elena Kagan
Commentary: Should Conservatives Go to War over Kagan?

NYT: Computer Trades Are Focus in Wall Street Plunge
Politico: Feds trace flash crash to Chicago
NYT: E.U. Details $957 Billion Rescue Package

WaPo: Reid seeks to fast-track financial overhaul bill
Politico: GOP chips away at Wall St. bill
NYT: Banks Lobbying Against Derivatives Trading Ban
NYT: Consensus for Limits to Secrecy at the Fed
WaPo: Freddie Mac seeks $10.6 billion in federal aid
NYT: Ignoring the Elephant in the Bailout
Bloomberg: Freddie Finances Scarier Than Bad Slasher Flick
Wash Times: Editorial: In bed with Fannie and Freddie

Grover Norquist: The Taxman Cometh
Boston Globe: Bottlers fight push for federal water tax

Hill: Congress opens oil spill probe
NYT: Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill
Hill: Oil spill triggers dispute between two Senate Dems from Gulf Coast states
Human Events: Drill, Baby, Drill - For Onshore Oil & Offshore Natural Gas
Paul Krugman: Sex & Drugs & the Spill

NYT: Does the Climate Bill Have a Chance?
Fox: Lieberman Predicts Support for Climate Bill Despite Losing Key GOP Backer
Thomas Kean & Gary Hart: Climate change calls for innovation
American Thinker: Cap-and-Trade Is Back

Wash Times: Pakistani Taliban led Times Square plot
WaPo: U.S. blames Pakistani Taliban for Times Square bomb plot
Fareed Zakaria: Why Pakistan keeps exporting jihad
Politico: Holder says Taliban behind Times Sq. bomb, eyes change to Miranda
NYT: Holder Backs a Miranda Limit for Terror Suspects
WaPo: Obama administration looks into modifying Miranda law in the age of terrorism
Jed Babbin: Stopping the Next Shazad
American Spectator: Know When to Holder
American Thinker: Why the Ground Zero Mosque Must Be Stopped

WSJ: Gates Talks of Tough Choices Ahead

WSJ: ObamaCare's Phony Medicaid 'Deal'
NYT: Fight Erupts Over Rules Issued for ‘Mental Health Parity’ Insurance Law
Politico: Jay Rockefeller: Insurers 'game' new law
NYT: Editorial: The Anthem Saga: Allow feds to block unjustified premium increases
McClatchy: Health law's benefits may hinge on a word: 'grandfathered'

Time: Why G.O.P. Senators Won't Play on Immigration Reform

WSJ: The FCC vs. Broadband Investors (via Google)

WaPo: Editorial: Secret holds

Townhall: House 2010: Nobody Is Safe
NYT: Obama Jabs, and Democrats Flinch
LA Times: Uncertain times for old-school Democrats
Al Hunt: Republicans Count on Jobs, Health Care for Revival
Politico: Budget looms over midterm elections
Hill: Dems advised to leave their ‘wonk’ at home to help win at voting booth
American Spectator: Obama: Stuck on Begrudge
Israel News: Poll: Obama has Lost Almost Half of his US Jewish Support

Hill: Sen. Bennett's loss means gap must be filled in Sen. McConnell's trusted team

Jackie Gingrich Cushman: Newt Gingrich, Thought Provocateur in Chief

Ross Douthat: Red Family, Blue Family
Rasmussen: 64% Still Rate Being A Mother As A Woman’s Most Important Role

American Thinker: Tea Parties and Racism

Hill: The Week Ahead: RNC chairmen meet, first lady tackles obesity, W.Va. primary

UTAH

Salt Lake Tribune: A political dynasty goes down; Bennett's loss end of era
Human Events: GOP History Defied as Sen. Bennett Beaten
WSJ: Overthrow a Sign of Tea-Party Clout (via Google)
Fox: What's the Matter With Utah?
NYDN: Tea Party cheers Sen. Robert Bennett's loss in Utah's Republican primary
CSM: 'Tea party' clout: What was learned from Sen. Robert Bennett loss
CQ Politics: Bennett Could Try Write-In Candidacy

PENNSYLVANIA

Townhall: PA-12 Means GOP Can Start 2010 Calendar Right
Observer Reporter: Filling the void in 12th District

Philadelphia Inquirer: Specter's success may depend on Philadelphia
Philadelphia DN: Daily News endorses Sen. Specter

Phila DN: Corbett: He's the GOP front-runner, but questions about Bonusgate persist

HAWAII

Radio Australia: Republican leads in Hawaii special election

ARIZONA

WSJ: Arizona's Real Problem: Drug Crime (via Google)
Wash Times: Other states taking cue from Arizona law
Human Events: Sharpton’s Race Card Mocks Civil Rights
Human Events: Hollywood Goes Crazy Over Arizona Law

NEW YORK




NYDN: GOP governor hopefuls Levy, Paladino set to hit airwaves with ads
Albany TU: Some deja vu in GOP battle
Oneida Dispatch: Candidates discuss platforms at Republican forum in Canastota (video)
NYDN: Lazio Sings, You Decide

AP: NYS Legislature to vote on furloughs for workers

Human Events: Top New York Cop Dismisses Big Brother Concerns Over Cameras

CALIFORNIA



WaPo: Whitman-Poizner race gets closer in California
LA Times: Poizner, Whitman both deploy exaggeration in attack ads

ABC7: Republican U.S. Senate candidate debate
SF Chronicle: GOP Senate hopefuls hustle to raise profiles
OC Register: Chuck DeVore is the dark horse

Dan Walters: California legislator's trivial proposal turns absurd

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Texas lawmakers discuss easing public school class size limit to cut costs

FLORIDA

Sunshine News: Bush, Rubio Rally GOP: 'Remember when FL Had Republican Governor?'
Hill: Tycoon to give Meek run for his money for Florida Senate nod
Buzz: How to buy a statewide election in Fla

WaPo: Ginny Brown-Waite retires, but her Florida seat looks out of reach for Democrats

SPT: Florida Supreme Court may rule on state funding for faith-based groups

GEORGIA

Human Events: Immigration on Georgia's Mind

ILLINOIS

Politico: Whitaker's records part of Ill. probe

MINNESOTA

InForum: Pawlenty criticizes unallotment ruling
Star Tribune: Minnesota legislators seek to expand Medicaid
AP/Bakst: Minn. Senate readies bill to shut $2.9B budget gap

OHIO


Springfield News-Sun: Ohio again key as parties vie for control of House
Columbus Dispatch: Democrats strike back, launch anti-Portman site

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Michigan's term limits open up opportunities for lawmakers
Detroit News: Michigan women try to break U.S. House barrier

MISSOURI

News-Leader: Blunt ranks in the middle of mass mail costs
News-Leader: Priorities of Republicans in Missouri House, Senate differ

KANSAS

Hill: Tiahrt, Moran fight over conservative cred to replace Brownback

TENNESSEE

Knox News: Haslam has big weekend
Knox News: GOP state senators want to change appointment procedures
CTFP: Bonuses eyed to plug budget
Memphis CA: Tennessee's budget battle

KENTUCKY

AP/Espo: After Utah, Kentucky next GOP test

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Observer: N.C. runoffs: Big bucks but little interest

SOUTH CAROLINA

McClatchy: Clyburn says leadership job is getting harder

LOUISIANA

Politico: Louisiana squabble: Vitter and Landrieu go tit for tat
NOLA: Louisiana has long history balancing energy, environment

WEST VIRGINIA

AP/Messina: Anti-incumbent mood challenge to veteran Democrat

MARYLAND

WaPo: O'Malley has 8-point lead over Ehrlich, but 50% of voters undecided

NEW JERSEY

Human Events: Supreme Court Standoff in New Jersey
S-L: Friends, colleagues say both Wallace and Patterson are qualified for N.J. Supreme Court

NYT: Mayor Booker Favored, but Newark Is in No Mood to Celebrate This Year

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Candidates let their fingers do the campaigning: State Senate vote tomorrow

OREGON

AP/Haight: Ex-sports pros in races for political office

NEW MEXICO

Politico: Harry Teague's New Mexico health care record







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May 9, 2010



NATIONAL

Salt Lake Tribune: Bennett out; GOP delegates reject 18-year Senate veteran
WSJ: Sen. Bennett Loses Nomination Bid
CQ Politics: Bridgewater, Lee Will Square Off in Utah Senate Primary
NYT: Utah Delegates Oust Three-Term G.O.P. Senator From Race
WaPo: Tea party wins victory in Utah as incumbent GOP senator loses bid for nomination
AP/Vergakis: Sen. Bob Bennett ousted at Utah GOP convention
Politico: Sen. Bennett loses Republican nomination
Hill: Sen. Bennett loses battle for Utah GOP's nomination and fourth term
CQ Politics: Bennett Defeated at Utah GOP Convention
Ruth Marcus: Sorry to see Bob Bennett lose

NYT: Greek Debt Woes Ripple Outward, From Asia to U.S.
Thomas Friedman: Root Canal Politics

Hill: Durbin sees 'substantial' GOP support for Wall Street reform on final passage
Hill: TARP chief: Consumer protection must be in Wall Street reform
Hill: CBO sees increased revenue from corporate taxes, but lower wage & income tax monies
LA Times: Growth of electronic trading a major cause of stock market free fall

Hill: Bond angrily blasts attorney general for withholding intel on Times Square attack
Hill: Senators demand terror fixes after near miss with Times Square bomb attempt
NYT: U.S. Urges Action in Pakistan After Failed Bombing
NYT: Imam’s Path From Condemning Terror to Preaching Jihad
Kathleen Parker: The quest to sort out competing and comparable religions
NYT: Has the Big Apple Become the Big Eyeball?

WSJ: BP Suffers Setback on Containment Dome
NYT: New Setback in Attempt to Contain Gulf Oil Spill
WaPo: Gulf oil spill gushes on; Jindal wants to build up barrier islands to stop slick
NYT: For BP, a History of Spills and Safety Lapses
WaPo: In the Gulf of Mexico, what went wrong with the Deep Horizon oil drilling rig?
NYT: Republicans’ Calls for Offshore Drilling Have Grown Quieter

Hill: Experts: Decisions by states on healthcare offer insight into 2012

NYT: OpEd: For President Obama, Many Gaps to Fill on the Bench

Hill: Echoes of Reagan: Obama to ask Congress for updated line-item veto

American Thinker: The Problems with Al Gore

Dana Milbank: Rep. Norm Dicks is about to go from Mr. Boeing to Mr. Spending

WSJ: Gates Calls for Paring of Military Bureaucracy
NYT: Gates Takes Aim at Pentagon Spending
WaPo: Gates: Cuts in Pentagon bureaucracy needed to help maintain military force
Hill: Gates: Military spending should be subjected to harsher scrutiny

NYT: States Move to Allow Overseas and Military Voters to Cast Ballots by Internet

NYT: Editorial: Fixing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

WSJ: SEIU Picks New Leader
NYT: New SEIU Union Leader Wants Group to Be More of a Political Powerhouse
Hill: Powerful SEIU elects first woman president, successor to Stern

CQ Politics: FEC: Members Can Raise Soft Money for Redistricting Activities

LA Times: RNC ousts 2 top finance officers

WaPo: Poll: 31% of Republicans and tea partyers doubt Obama's citizenship

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

PENNSYLVANIA

WaPo: Special election for John Murtha's House seat is a high-stakes affair
Tribune- Democrat: Special election: Burns, Critz work to gain an edge
McCall: Sestak Up By Two, Guv's Race Unchanged
Patriot News: Endorsement: Corbett is best choice for GOP
Phila Inq: Candidates for governor lay out plans to meet the budget and pension crises
Pittsburgh PG: GOP determined to regain power in state House
AP/Levy: Intrigue fills DA's case against Pa. state senator

HAWAII

Honolulu SB: Congressional hopefuls debate economic issues

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Momentum built over years led to immigration law
Arizona Republic: 3 Democrats join battle to unseat John McCain
Examiner: Arizona governor uses controversial new immigration law in bid for re-election

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Levy’s 25 percent Hail-Mary
WKTV: Gubernatorial candidate Steve Levy visits Utica
Watertown DT: Lazio pays visit to Lewis Republican leaders
AP/Fouhy: GOP divided on gov race as polls favor Democrat
NYT: Editorial: There Ought to Be a Bruno Law

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Democratic Party unveils first ad attacking Whitman
SacBee: Whitman pulls off disappearing act at ballot box
Dan Walters: Democrats' game prolonged Maldonado vote
SF Chronicle: Editorial: Chronicle recommends Poizner for governor
SF Chronicle: What Meg Whitman's money can't buy

TEXAS

Dallas MN: For Cornyn and NRSC, Utah senator's ouster a fresh sign of tea party foment
AP/Castro: Ex-Texas senator, war veteran headed to runoff

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Candidate Rick Scott shakes up gubernatorial race
News-Press: Marco Rubio now for Arizona law

GEORGIA

Augusta Chronicle: GOP candidates for governor talk small business
NBC Augusta: No invite for Ray McBerry at Republican debate
AP/McCaffrey: Congressional candidates read the tea leaves

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: One of Obama's closest friends part of federal probe

Chicago Tribune: Illinois' lawmakers paralysis on budget driven by dysfunction, election

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Independence Party endorses Tom Horner for governor
Star Tribune: Maneuver on health care rescue irks DFL
Star Tribune: A nine-day hunt in St. Paul to find $3 billion
Pioneer Press: Process matters. But cuts still must happen
Star Tribune: Editorial: An urgent plea for immigration reform

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Obey's departure means Wisconsin has much less influence in Washington

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Parties already spitting venom

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Arizona immigration law inspires Michigan initiative
Detroit FP: Race for Gov: Can any candidate still standing unify Michigan?
Detroit FP: 10 tips for downsizing Detroit

MISSOURI

KC Star: Best ethics bill in the universe? How spacey
St. Louis PD: Missouri House limits debate, passes crowded ethics bill

TENNESSEE

Chattanoogan: Haslam Endorsed By U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: Editorial: Rand Paul best choice to put Republican Party on new path
Gather: Dr. Dobson Says Senior GOP Members Lied About Rand Paul

ARKANSAS

CQ Politics: Arkansas: Don't Bet Against GOP Runoff

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: Democrats use Web to keep pressure on Burr
News & Observer: National Democrats blew it

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Runoff likely in GOP gubernatorial primary

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McDonnell to see Obama address Hampton grads

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Gov. Christie to propose permanent caps on salary raises for public workers

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: A star from day one, Brown settles in
Boston Globe: Brown is a real-life lesson in perseverance for grads

COLORADO

NYT: Democrats See Hopes for West Dim in Colorado
Rasmussen: 55% of Colorado Voters Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona's

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Arizona senator Kyl praises Lowden at valley Republican fundraiser
Las Vegas RJ: Republicans battle each other for nomination to face Reid
Las Vegas Sun: Republican Senate candidates eager to exploit Arizona sentiment



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May 8, 2010



NATIONAL

NYT: Origin of Wall Street’s Plunge Continues to Elude Officials
WSJ: Computer Trading Is Eyed
Hill: White House doesn't rule out sabotage in market plunge
WaPo: Regulators conduct forensics on market's fast plunge
WSJ: Regulators Are Stumped by Drop (via Google)
WSJ: The Markets Have Good Reasons To Be Nervous (via Google)
Hill: IMF package for Greece comes under GOP fire

Reuters: Reform bill should include Fannie, Freddie: Shelby
Hill: Shelby: GOP really standing with small businesses in financial bill opposition
AP/Kuhnhenn: Shelby: Bank bill should include mortgage firms
WSJ: Mortgage Insurer (FHA) Turns to Lenders to Police Brokers
WaPo: Parties working together on financial regulatory bill in Senate
NYT: Goldman Chief Promises a Review of Bank’s Practices

WSJ: Improved Jobs Picture Isn't Lifting Outlook for Democrats (via Google)
WSJ: Recession Exacerbates Race Gap

WaPo: An FBI team arrives in Pakistan to probe ties of N.Y. bomber
Hill: Another close call has senators calling to fix the system -- again

NYT: Graham Calls for ‘Pause’ in Pursuing Energy Bill
Houston Chronicle: Climate change bill to roll out next week
Hill: Kerry, Lieberman to roll out climate bill May 12
AP/Frommer: Kerry, Lieberman press climate bill without Graham

WSJ: House Republican Criticizes Obama Administration On Drilling Permits
CQ Politics: Most Americans Still Support Offshore Drilling
NYT: Regulator Deferred to Oil Industry on Rig Safety
AP/Schwartz: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast

Rush Limbaugh: Shazam! Obamacare Will Mean Lost Insurance, Won't Cut Deficit
WaPo: Obama talks health care in radio address
AP/Babington: Obama says health care law already helps millions
Politico: Both parties snarled by health care
James Taranto: Everything Gives You Cancer?

CNN: Republicans won't budge on secret holds on Obama nominees
Politico: GOP objects to 108 Obama nominees

WSJ: Exploiting the New Student-Loan Rules

NYT: White House Is Being Pressed to Reverse Course and Join Land Mine Ban



NY Post: Supremely likely: O expected to nominate his top lawyer
NYDN: President Obama's Supreme Court pick coming 'any moment' now
WSJ: Kagan's Goldman Ties Won't Hurt Supreme Court Chances, White House Says
Politico: Kagan under fire on Goldman, minorities
NYT: New Justice to Confront Evolution in Powers
WaPo: Obama navigating high court nomination process with more ease this time

Hill: Transgender anti-discrimination bill becomes tough sell for centrist Dems

NYT: Illegal Status of Army Spouses Often Leads to Snags
WaPo: Pentagon asking Congress to hold back on generous increases in troop pay

WaPo: FEC: Redistricting battles not subject to spending limits
NYT: ‘Soft Money’ Allowed for Redistricting
AP/Theimer: Lawmakers can raise 'soft money' for redistricting

WSJ: Julius Caesar of the Internet: The FCC puts another industry under political control

WSJ: Tea parties are an extension of our need to protect the future for our children

Fox: Steele Fires Finance Directors Amid 'Bondage Club' Scandal
WaPo: RNC finance director and deputy are forced to resign
NYT: R.N.C. Fires Finance Chief and Deputy

NYT: White House Deputy Counsel Resigns

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

UTAH

AP/Vergakis: US Sen. Bennett faces conservative test in Utah
NYT: Bennett Braces for Difficult Day

PENNSYLVANIA

CQ Politics: Burns Flush With Cash With 12 Days To Go

Politico: Poll: Sestak tied with Specter

HAWAII

CQ Politics: Bailing Out On Hawaii

ARIZONA

Rush Limbaugh: Poll: America Supports Arizona (Plus, a Mark Lindsay Flashback)

NEW YORK


NYDN: Joseph Bruno says state Senate would be better off under his leadership
NYDN: State Dems, GOP Go At It Over Bruno Sentencing
NYT: Bruno Is Sentenced but Stays Free
NY Post: Maybe Albany learned a lesson (snicker)

NYT: New York State’s No. 2 Is Stewing on the Sidelines

Albany TU: Short week? Maybe not: Furlough escape clause
Albany TU: Budget extender bills with a new ingredient: furloughs
Albany TU: Furlough update: some FAQs

NYT: In New York, Some Judges Are Now Skeptical About Debt Collectors’ Claims

NYT: White Pages May Go Way of Rotary-Dialed Phone

CALIFORNIA


CQ Politics: California: Fiorina's Camp Debuts New Ads, Argues Electability
LA Times: Last weeks of GOP Senate primary race focus on Boxer
Fox: L.A. Times Declines to Endorse Sen. Boxer in California Primary
Mercury News: In a time of anti-government fury, is mild man Tom Campbell electable?

San Diego UT: Whitman says she opposes Ariz. law
Mercury News: Poizner's surge a gift for Democrats?

TEXAS

DMN: With seats, issues to be decided all over area in today's elections, average numbers expected

FLORIDA

SPT: Two GOP stalwarts embrace Crist
Miami Herald: Suddenly, Rubio likes Arizona's immigration law
Miami Herald: Rubio's Senate bid gets endorsement from Jeb Bush
USA Today: Small donors fuel Marco Rubio, Rand Paul campaigns

Miami Herald: 3-year RPOF tab: 31 officials spent $7.3 million since 2007
SPT: Republican Party of Florida releases $7.3 million in American Express statements

GEORGIA

AJC: Gulf spill spreads drilling concerns among Georgia's delegation

ILLINOIS

CQ Politics: Kirk Takes Lead in Illinois

Chicago Sun-Times: House fails to act on budget
AP/Wills: Ill. Democrats miss self-imposed budget deadline

Chicago Sun-Times: Obama pal part of fed probe

INDIANA

Rasmussen: Indiana Senate: Coats (R) 51%, Ellsworth (D) 36%

MINNESOTA

CQ Politics: Minnesota: Candidate With Palin Stamp Of Approval In The Lead
Star Tribune: House votes down Pawlenty's cuts as both sides dig in
AP/Bakst: Pawlenty orders planning for Minn. cash crunch
AP: Independence Party's turn to pick gov candidate

WISCONSIN

CQ Politics: No Dave Obey? Now What? Wisconsin Democrats Plot Strategy

OHIO


Rasmussen: Ohio Governor: Kasich 46%, Strickland 45%
Rasmussen: Ohio Senate: Fisher (D) 43%, Portman (R) 42%
AP/Smyth: Suggestive GOP ad attacks Ohio Senate Dem hopeful

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: U.S. Rep. Cheeks Kilpatrick to seek 8th term

MISSOURI

KC Star: Missouri’s pitiful ethics reform effort

KANSAS

KC Star: KS House budget coup successful; House passes budget

TENNESSEE

AP/Poovey: ID theft retrial in Palin hacking hinges on appeal

Rush Limbaugh: John Rich: They're Ignoring the "Inland Tsunami" in Nashville

ARKANSAS

WaPo: Halter demands FEC probe of shadowy outside group running attack ads

NORTH CAROLINA

CQ Politics: Democratic Chances for Competitive Race Against Burr Fade
News & Observer: Senate primary isn't over for North Carolina Democrats

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford allies put $400,000 into race

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Gingrich to join McDonnell in Richmond to talk about health care
Politico: GOP passes over top House recruit
WaPo: Tom Perriello and the politics of principle

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Court Rejects Christie’s Limits on Campaign Donations From Labor

Star-Ledger: Gov. Christie faces a week of criticism after aggressive first months in office

NYT: New Jersey Plan Calls for Bonuses for Effective Teachers and Schools

MASSACHUSETTS

WaPo: Massachusetts conservatives versus the RGA

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Ensign ethics investigators interview parties in valley
AP/Ritter: Ensign under scrutiny on fundraising efforts
NYT: Ensign Investigators Spotted in Vegas

AP/Blood: Chicken quip grounds high-flying Senate candidate



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