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November 14, 2010



NATIONAL

Philadelphia Inquirer: Envisioning GOP field for 2012

Sarah Palin: An Open Letter to Republican Freshmen Members of Congress
Hill: Palin tells GOP freshmen to 'extend a hand' to Dems, but not compromise
Wash Times: Palin's TV series a stage for political future?
WaPo: The Mama Grizzlies You Don't Know
NYDN: Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare state

Schoen & Caddell: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012

Politico: Missing from 2012 presidential field: Military service

Boston Globe: Boehner loyalist oversees transition
Hill: GOP's transition leader says common sense 'an endangered species' in D.C.

Boston Globe: Divided Congress faces key deadlines
Hill: Rough road ahead for Obama, unions as compromises loom
Hill: Time running out on unemployment extension as Congress returns
AP/Ohlemacher: GOP lawmakers take tough stand on Bush tax cuts
NYT: OpEd: Where Will the G.O.P. Go Digging?

WaPo: Tea party groups have wide range of goals for new champions in Congress
Human Events: Mad as Hell Recounts the Rise of the Tea Party

NYT: Democrats Reach Accord on Leadership in the House
Politico: 'Assistant leader' for Jim Clyburn
State: Civil rights institute lauds US Rep James Clyburn
Hill: Pelosi's new position for Clyburn to avert battle of the Dems: 'Assistant Leader'
Hill: Clyburn urges colleagues to back Pelosi's plan to create his No. 3 spot
Fox: Pelosi Faces Likely Leadership Challenge From Moderate Democrat

WaPo: Coalition of senators challenges GOP on earmarks
WSJ: Obama: We Can't Afford Earmarks
Hill: President Obama calls for earmark reform as GOP issues challenge

Pat Buchanan: The Fed Trashes the Dollar

David Broder: Sober suggestions from Obama's debt commission
Dana Milbank: How Obama can get beyond the debt commission deadlock

NYDN: Obama to announce creation of 'internet czar' position

WaPo: Groups on both sides crowd in to file briefs in lawsuit against health care law
Politico: Health care lawsuit attracts 'friends'

NYT: As Glaciers Melt, Scientists Seek New Data on Rising Seas
WaPo: A climate plan for climate-change deniers

Hill: Cindy McCain says she backs her husband on 'Don't ask, don't tell'

Hill: Midterms may have just tested the waters of campaign finance ruling

WaPo: The GOP takeover in the states

Boston Globe: Steele may have to fight to stay
LA Times: Steele's critics move to oppose an RNC reelection bid

Frank Rich: Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?

Fox: Taxpayers Provide More Than 25 Percent of NPR's Funding, Analyst Says

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet
Hill: Sunday shows: Into the lame duck

NEW YORK

NYDN: Top cop Ray Kelly to get another job after Cuomo taps him for public safety transition
Albany TU: A DOT worker’s open letter to Cuomo
Buffalo News: The price of Paladino

Buffalo News: 60th State Senate District: Absentee ballots to be counted next week

Syracuse PS: Buerkle widens her lead over Dan Maffei for 25th Congressional District seat

NYDN: Rep. Peter King's 'mentor' - Al D'Amato - may get boost from Pete's new post

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: McClintock and Obama on same anti-earmark team

Dan Walters: A pent-up agenda awaits Jerry Brown

NYT: Backers of Legal Marijuana Find Silver Lining in Defeat of California Measure

TEXAS


Texas GOP Vote: New Faces of the Texas GOP
Dallas MN: In Texas Legislature, strides for GOP mean strides for women
Austin AS: Is Texas really thinking of opting out of Medicaid?
DMN: Expert: 'One or two' of Texas' three or four new seats in Congress will be Dem seats
Austin AS: DeLay's not talkin' Texan; sounds more like politispeak

OKLAHOMA

Human Events: CAIR Fights Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Law, Not Jihadis

FLORIDA

Politico: Marco Rubio rollout aims to manage expectations
Las Vegas RJ: Florida Republican politico par-tays in Vegas with a Democrat

GEORGIA

AJC: Bait-and-switch: The Capitol coup against Casey Cagle

ALABAMA

Gadsden Times: Alabama Democrats hit GOP on pay raise

LOUISIANA

American Thinker: Republican tide reaches Louisiana statehouse

ILLINOIS

WSJ: Emanuel Formally Declares Run for Chicago Mayor's Job
Politico: Nicer Emanuel woos Chicago voters

IOWA

Human Events: The Culture War Rages On

INDIANA

NYT: A Journey From Lawmaker to Lobbyist and Back (Dan Coats)

MINNESOTA

WaPo: Who had the worst week in Washington? Michele Bachmann

Pioneer Press: And now, the budget work

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Political battle will wage on in Midwest

OHIO


Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio voters warned do-little Democrats

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Detroit leaders hopeful, wary of Gov.-elect Snyder

MISSOURI

Hill: Missouri Dem warns McCaskill against 'disloyalty' to Obama

TENNESSEE

CTFP: Tea party fans keep close eye on Corker
Tennessean: TN pre-election polls were mostly accurate

KENTUCKY

AP: Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler wins close Ky. race

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News: Arkansas House speaker may set legislative tone

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: After Party’s Rout, a Blue Dog Won’t Back Down (Heath Shuler)

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: SC Democrats headed for extinction?

MARYLAND

WaPo: After arrests of Prince George's County Exec Jack Johnson & wife, more are expected

WEST VIRGINIA

Charleston Gazette: State leaders defend use of earmarks

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: State is losing clout on Capitol Hill
Pittsburgh PG: In Harrisburg, Western Pa. may be gaining power
Philadelphia Inquirer: Evans fights power shift

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: GOP Pays For Ignoring Social Conservatives

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua Telegraph: Democrats poured money into races and watched it disappear
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire hits a decision point

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Sandoval's predecessors share thoughts on running state

UTAH

Politico: Immigration 'compact' offered in Utah

ARIZONA

WSJ: Arizona Voters Approve Medical Marijuana

ALASKA

NYT: Little Ammunition Found in Fight Over Alaska Votes
NYT: Lawyers Depart Alaska as Miller’s Chances Dim
Fox: Miller: Ballot Fight Unlikely if Math Doesn't Work

MONTANA



Billings Gazette: Republican Daines announces U.S. Senate bid

HAWAII

AP/Niesse: Republicans near extinction in Hawaii Senate





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November 13, 2010



NATIONAL

USPol: Weekly GOP Address: Rep. Walden: New Majority Will Focus on Jobs, Spending Cuts
WaPo: Oregon Rep. Greg Walden: A handy man working to implement goals of GOP leaders
MCO: Walden: Transition Team Off To Good Start

WaPo: Obama seeking compromise on Bush tax cuts
Hill: Pelosi won't budge on expiring Bush tax cuts

WSJ: Deficit Directive Tracks GOP Aims
NYT: Taking Aim at the Mortgage Tax Break
Hill: Social Security reforms could be bombshell for House GOP

WSJ: Mortgage Regulator Is Tapped to Oversee Fannie, Freddie

Hill: Boehner, Cantor vow vote to ban earmarks next Congress
NYT: House G.O.P. to Vote Next Week on Earmarks Ban
Hill: Divided Republicans make case on earmarks ban before Senate showdown
Rush Limbaugh: Audience Ticked Off on Earmarks
Rush Limbaugh: The Daunting Task of Seriously Cutting the Size of Government
Sunshine News: Mike Huckabee Calls for 20-Year Ban on Earmarks

Rush Limbaugh: Fed's QE2 is a Backdoor Tax Hike

NYT: OpEd: Throwing Free Trade Overboard

NYT: 3 Republicans Say Report on Spill Was Manipulated
WSJ: New Oil Patches Sprout Across Nation

WSJ: Post Office Has $8.5 Billion Loss
WaPo: Postal Service reports $8.5 billion loss
Wash Times: Postal Service reports $8 billion in losses
NYT: Issa to Push for Postal Service Changes

WSJ: Baucus to Introduce Bill Repealing Small-Firm Reporting Requirement
Hill: Democrat vows to repeal 1099 filing rule from healthcare law
Politico: Senate Democrats float health tax repeal
Hill: Effort to reject legal challenge against healthcare reform gathers steam
Denver Post: Health reform's add-ons for seniors on Medicare roll in

George Will: What's driving Obama's subsidies of Chevy's Volt?

Fox: DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds

WaPo: Supreme Court declines to end 'don't ask, don't tell'
NYT: Ban on Gays in the Military Stays in Effect
NYT: Cindy McCain Calls for Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask’
WaPo: Defense Secretary seeks to identify sources of leak about 'don't ask, don't tell' report

WaPo: Opposition to U.S. trial likely to keep mastermind of 9/11 attacks in detention

Andrew McCarthy: Obama Knocks Israel in a Budding Sharia State

WaPo: Obama pledges $4 billion more for nuke complex in bid to pass START, sources say

NYT: House Democrats Avoid Fight on No. 2 Position
WaPo: Nancy Pelosi creates new leadership post for Clyburn in bid to settle Democratic fight
Hill: More Dem unrest as leadership election schedule sparks criticism
Boston Globe: Markey to seek top Democratic spot on Natural Resources Committee
NYT: Six House Races Remain in Limbo
Politico: Seven House races still undecided
WSJ: Election Funds Avoided Limits

Sun: Dreier to serve on GOP majority transition team
Politico: Next for GOP groups: More spending
Politico: Will GOP cut House work force?
Politico: Conservatives burn over Fred Upton's light bulb law
Politico: No controversial bills in first week of lame-duck
NRO: ‘It’s more like an appointed cabinet than an elected leadership team’
William Kristol: Obama: ‘What About Compliments?’

Wash Times: Ethics panel sets Monday hearing for Rangel

WSJ: Meet-Greet Rush Is On: Tea Party, Conservative Groups Court GOP Freshmen
NYT: Focusing on Next Step, Tea Party Rallies Congressional Freshmen
Fox: Groups Compete to Talk to House Freshmen

WSJ: GOP Chairman Gets a Challenger
AP: Steele draws challenger for GOP chairman
Human Events: Battle for RNC Chair Begins
Slate: Challengers Circle Michael Steele's RNC Seat
PennLive: Pa. GOP leader Rob Gleason in mix for Republican National Committee shakeup
Tribune-Democrat: Gleason: ‘My name is out there’
Baltimore Sun: Source: GOP convo offer mulled as inducement for Steele to leave
WISN: Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Sought After for RNC Chair
Slate: An Interview with Saul Anuzis, the Man Who Wants Michael Steele's Job
Vanity Fair: And So Begins the Race to Replace Michael Steele



Hill: Perry 'pleased' to head GOP governors

NYT: Looking to 2012, Republicans Vie for Big Donors
Fox: Bobby Jindal Seen as Competent Governor With Experience Beyond His Years

Stephen Hayes: George W. Bush Opens Up on Iran and Obama



NYT: How’s That Outdoorsy Stuff Working for Ya?
Daily Caller: Early polling shows growing support for Palin presidential bid among GOP

WSJ: Palin Email Hacker Gets One-Year Term
AP/Poovey: Judge sentences Palin e-mail invader to a year in custody

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Cuomo's Transition taking shape
NYDN: Ethics reform bill is high up on Gov.-elect Cuomo's to-do list
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Cuomo's Job

Human Events: New York’s Strong Showing Boosts GOP House Gains
Rochester D&C: Ballot counting in 25th Congressional District a laborious affair
Syracuse PS: Buerkle picks up 24 votes on Maffei as Cayuga completes absentee count

Albany TU: Assembly Republicans convene Monday

Albany TU: Latest group to learn of layoffs: Capitol security guards

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Harris takes slim lead over Cooley in attorney general race

SacBee: Schwarzenegger challenges lawmakers to chop state budget

TEXAS

NYT: Gov. Perry to Lead Republican Governors

Dallas MN: George W. Bush memoir not a favorite of some on right

FLORIDA



SPT: Pam Bondi sees no conflict in Las Vegas trip with influential trial lawyer
Miami Herald: Bondi's Vegas trip: duty or conflict?

Buzz: Rick Scott did pay some workers with gift cards, just like President Barack Obama

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia’s House Republican majority could grow — again

LOUISIANA

Politico: Jindal hammers Obama in new book
Rush Limbaugh: Jindal Reveals the Real Obama

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Section 8 landlords sue Philadelphia Housing Authority

IOWA

Radio Iowa: Vander Plaats says four Supreme Court justices should consider stepping down

INDIANA

WISH: Tea Party sets sights on Dick Lugar
AP: 1 new Indiana congressman joins House next week

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: With Dayton's big lead, recount so far not mirroring '08

WISCONSIN

AP/Richmond: Wis. gov.-elect wants to lure retirees back home

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan's 5 new U.S. reps to start

Detroit FP: Anuzis makes another run to lead Republican National Committee

MISSOURI

Human Events: The Missouri Miracle

TENNESSEE

WLPN: Corker Warns of Looming Deficit; Some In Audience Lash Out
Knox News: Opinions not reserved at Corker talk

AP/Schelzig: Tenn. gov criticizes lawmaker for immigrant remark

KENTUCKY

Louisville CJ: Andy Barr concedes to Chandler in 6th District congressional race
Hill: Kentucky race appears decided after Barr gains only one vote

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Robertson: Ellmers lead slightly less in NC Congress race
WRAL: Recount requested as gap in Etheridge-Ellmers race tightens
Hill: Still trailing, Rep. Etheridge calls for a recount

SOUTH CAROLINA

AP/Kinnard: Husband, ex-foe McMaster on Haley transition team

VIRGINIA

WaPo: FEC fines Va. Republican Party, ex-chairman's company

MARYLAND

WaPo: Jack Johnson, Prince George's county executive, and his wife, Leslie, arrested
Wash Times: P.G. County Executive Jack Johnson, wife arrested in FBI sting

WEST VIRGINIA

Parkersburg News: GOP sets up site calling for special election

NEW JERSEY

Star-Ledger: Republicans choose panel members to redraw legislative districts

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston Globe: After routing rivals, GOP in N.H. now must make good on vow of deep cuts

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: In Mass., four remaining senators vie over who will be called leader

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: GOP, Reid headed for more conflict over Yucca, nuclear waste

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Murkowski on track to win on write-ins
Hill: Murkowski: DeMint will have to make first move for 'making up'
Politico: Joe Miller's strategy: Win by nitpicking
Politico: Lisa Murkowski blasts Joe Miller challenges





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November 12, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Deficit Panel Leader Tweaks White House
WSJ: Companies Would See Big Tax Shifts
WSJ: Top Earners May Face Big Hit
Fox: Proposal to Eliminate Tax Deduction for Homes Is Unpopular, Could Raise Billions
NYT: Debt Plan Ideas Draw Scorn of Liberals and Tea Party
Wash Times: Deficit report favors 'do-nothing Congress'
Politico: Lawmakers face $1 trillion decision
Hill: House Dem leaders' reactions to fiscal panel report differ sharply
NYT: Editorial: Waiting for the President
WSJ: Obama's commission has ideas that Republicans can use
Paul Krugman: The Hijacked Commission
Dana Milbank: How Obama can get beyond the debt commission deadlock
Rush Limbaugh: The Debt Commission is a Trick
Rich Lowry: A First Step on the Debt

WSJ: Liberals Press Obama Not to Extend All Bush Tax Cuts
WaPo: Democratic activists criticize possible compromise by Obama on tax cuts
WaPo: Liberals plan to push Obama not to compromise with GOP
Politico: Obama ready to deal on Bush tax cuts for the wealthy
LA Times: Republicans' hard line since winning House could backfire
Rush Limbaugh: Did Bam Blink on Bush Tax Cuts?

Wash Times: Lame-duck Congress to confront agenda of competing demands

Arthur Laffer: A Growth Agenda for the New Congress

Michael Gerson: Blue-state budget crises spell more trouble for Democrats

WSJ: Home Prices Decline in Nearly Half of Metropolitan Areas
AP/Herron: Mortgage rates fall to fresh lows this week

Politico: GOP seeks Democratic allies against health law
Hill: Grassley: Health repeal will die in Senate
WSJ: 8,011-Person Crisis: ObamaCare's pre-existing condition program is a bust (Google)
Rush Limbaugh: Rev. Jackson: Obamacare Repeal Will Produce "Creeping Genocide"

Politico: John Shimkus cites Genesis on climate change
Michelle Malkin: Throw Carol Browner Under the Bus

Sen. Jim Inhofe: The secret about earmarks
Kim Strassel: The GOP's Earmark No-Brainer (via Google)
Politico: Jim Inhofe courts tea party on earmarks

NYT: 2 Tea Party Favorites Vie for Leadership Job
Hill: Barton denies he is using opposition research to upend Upton challenge
WSJ: Groups Compete to Talk to House Freshmen
WaPo: FreedomWorks gathers GOP lawmakers to refocus on tea party goals

WaPo: Pelosi for House minority leader: A bad idea or just what the Democrats need?
John Fund: Pelosi's Troop Defections
Rush Limbaugh: Racist Democrats Think All Jim Clyburn Wants is a Car and Driver

Peggy Noonan: Obama's Gifts to the GOP (via Google)
David Brooks: National Greatness Agenda
Charles Krauthammer: Why President Obama is right about India
Wes Pruden: Obama's grim pursuit of Muslim romance

WSJ: Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy
Fox: Obama Administration Eyes New Strategy for Policing Internet Privacy

Fox: Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties, Probe Reveals

Fox: Midwesterner Thune May Be Nice, But Sharp Elbows Are Ready for White House Fight
Weekly Standard: John Thune's Earmark Conundrum
Politico: Map narrows for Obama reelection
Politico: Sarah Palin plans heartland tour
Human Events: 10 Reasons Why Feminists Hate Palin
Sunshine News: Rick Santorum Prepares to Launch Bid for GOP Nod in 2012
Reuters: Plans under way for Republican presidential debate

Politico: 2012 Senate Hit list: Most vulnerable Senate Democats

Baltimore Sun: Foes trying to block second term by Steele as Republican chairman

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Names Transition Team and Panels, Spotlighting a Hope for Broad Support
Albany TU: Cuomo names transition council, committee
NYDN: Cuomo unveils diverse transition team amid complaints from Rev. Sharpton
Politico: Cuomo opposes New York terror trial
Albany TU: Cuomo: I just want a functional Senate
Albany TU: Erie County now has biggest GOP weighting

Syracuse PS: No changes in undecided race between Dan Maffei and Ann Marie Buerkle

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California Legislature called into special session on budget deficit
Fox: California Gov Calls Special Budget Session

SacBee: Jerry Brown's frugal side rules as transition begins

NYT: The Winning Strategy in Oakland: Concentrate on Being 2nd or 3rd Choice

Hill: California Dems declare victory in two races, but challengers won't concede

LA Times: Former U.S. attorney for L.A. criticized for his travel expenses

TEXAS

NYT: Battle Lines Drawn Over Medicaid in Texas
Human Events: Texas Shows How to Grow Jobs
Dallas MN: McKinney Republican Ken Paxton announces bid to become TX House speaker

FLORIDA

SPT: More than 60 top staffers in Legislature drawing six-figure salaries

Politico: Conservative radio host bails on chief of staff job
Hill: Rep.-elect West says conservative talk radio host won't be his chief of staff

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia ties 29,113 jobs to stimulus funds

ALABAMA

Anniston Star: Tread lightly around Palin: Bachus stirs up the GOP

LOUISIANA



Politico: Bobby Jindal talks about Obama in new book

ILLINOIS

NYT: To Congress With Mantra, ‘Why Not Me?’ (Schilling)

Wash Times: Emanuel faces deep field, Obamanomics issues in race
Chicago Tribune: Meeks to announce for mayor Sunday

IOWA

Hill: Grassley: 2012 GOP candidates face blank slate with Iowa voters

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty seeks to add voice to health care suit
Politico: Tim Pawlenty joins health bill lawsuit

Star Tribune: Emmer: Recount shouldn't be used as delay

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Train on hold until Walker inauguration

OHIO


Vindy: GOP to control redistricting

MICHIGAN

Wash Times: Michigan's 'tough nerd' faces tougher test
Detroit News: Snyder aims to empower residents

MISSOURI

AP/Lieb: Skelton fears 'chasm' between military, citizens

TENNESSEE

Politico: Phil Bredesen wants President Obama 'mea culpa'

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: Two votes will show McConnell's stand on Tea Party issues

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News: Boozman supports earmark reform, unsure about ban

NORTH CAROLINA

Am Indep: NC: Richard Burr pledges earmark ban despite past use of tactic
WRAL: Conservatives hope for gay marriage ban in N.C.

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Wilson and Wilson: A political dynasty?

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: McDonnell hires consultant to study ABC options

WEST VIRGINIA

Daily Mail: Sarah Palin, president of West Virginia

PENNSYLVANIA



Politico: Pennsylvania GOP chair weighing RNC run

DELAWARE

WaPo: Christine O'Donnell haunted by Ghost of TV Appearances Past

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Bay State could lose $200m in funding

ARIZONA

Fox: Study: 100,000 Hispanics Left Arizona After SB1070

COLORADO

Denver Post: Buck says Colorado GOP outmatched by Dems' tactics

ALASKA

LA Times: Alaska Senate race could hinge on a legal wrangle
Anchorage DN: Murkowski confident as write-in tally grows
Anchorage DN: Miller challenged in wrong court, state says
AP/Bohrer: Murkowski campaign criticizes Miller write-in challenges
Hill: Nine out of 10 write-ins votes for Murkowski went unchallenged
WaPo: Murkowski appears to have lead in Alaska vote count
NYT: In Alaska Voters’ Spelling Bee, She’s the Queen







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November 11, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Deficit Panel's Leaders Push Cuts
NYT: Panel Seeks Social Security Cuts and Tax Increases
WaPo: Deficit panel leaders propose curbs on Social Security, cuts in spending, tax breaks
Wash Times: Deficit panel's Rx: 'Cancer' surgery
WSJ: The Pentagon Would Take $100 Billion Hit
WSJ: Deficit Commission’s $200 Billion in Proposed Spending Cuts
Fox: Commission Offers Controversial Solutions to Axe Deficit
Politico: Bipartisan plan, partisan response
Hill: Pelosi, political left rip proposal from debt commission chairmen
Rush Limbaugh: Debt Commission Report Leak Timed for the Lame Duck Session
NRO: Editorial: An Opening Volley against the Deficit
NYT: Editorial: Some Fiscal Reality
WaPo: Editorial: The fiscal commission's ambitious plan to reduce the deficit
Larry Kudlow: Deficit Commission on Right Track . . .
Rush Limbaugh: We Can See Our Future in Europe

WSJ: Debt Panel Floats Public Option for Health Care
Hill: Debt panel chairmen call for second look at the public option
Rasmussen: Most Voters Favor Investigation of Health Care Law’s Potential Impact
Hill: GOP grilling expected at first hearing for controversial Medicare appointee

USA Today: Poll: Republican John Boehner jumps in popularity
Fox: Boehner to Fly Commercial as House Speaker
WaPo: Michele Bachmann ends bid to join GOP leadership
Fox: Bachmann Drops Bid for House GOP Leadership Role, Backs Hensarling
NYT: Bachmann Drops Leadership Bid
Politico: Michele Bachmann drops out of leadership race
Michele Bachmann: In Washington, But Not Of Washington
Rush Limbaugh: Caller Defends Rep. Upton and His Stupid Stance on Lightbulbs
Michael Barone: GOP Freshmen Will Hold Boehner to His Big Promises
Weekly Standard: Five Concerns for Each Party Post-2010

NYT: Growing List of House Democrats Oppose Pelosi as Leader
Politico: Nancy Pelosi faces new resistance from Democrats
WSJ: Some Call for Pelosi to Forgo Top Post
Hill: New GOP chief of staff calls Pelosi 'garbage'
Fox: Many Dem Staffers on Capitol Hill Face Tough Job Market
Rush Limbaugh: As the Obama Movement Fizzles, Dems Circle Wagons Around Pelosi

NYT: One Battle Won, Many Others Face Reid in Senate

AP/Taylor: Sen. DeMint forces battle within GOP over earmarks
Politico: GOP Senate primary challenges form

WSJ: Obama-Boehner Rift Looms Over Washington
Karl Rove: Obama Has a Listening Problem
Dan Henninger: The Democrats decoupled from business—and lost the election
George Will: 2010 a banner year for conservatives
Rush Limbaugh: Obamaville: Bribes to Buy Crap Cars and Pay Raises for Everyone!

David Broder: The right role for the lame-duck Congress
EJ Dionne: Democrats should hold their ground

Amer Thinker: The GOP's First Target Should Be Government Worker Salary and Benefits
USA Today: More federal workers' pay tops $150,000

Wash Times: Twisty road to 2012 electoral map
Fox: Gingrich Has Experience to Lead, Baggage to Unload in White House Quest
Politico: Dem donors to debate strategy for 2012
Human Events: The Campaign for 2012 Starts Now
NYDN: Pataki pokes fun at Palin, hints at possible run for White House in 2012
US News: Indiana's Mitch Daniels Eyeing 2012 Bid
Hill: Palin seen as most polarizing of 2012 GOP field
NYT: Who’s the Front-Runner?

Politico: Pressure builds against Michael Steele

WSJ: EPA Gives States Leeway on CO2

Wash Times: Anger overflows on drilling halt report

WSJ: How to Shut Down Fannie and Freddie (via Google)
LA Times: FDIC prepares to crack down on officials of failed banks

Timothy Geithner: A Four-Point Plan for the G-20 (via Google)
Fox: Rich Nations Urged to Weigh 'Robin Hood' Tax to Help Poor

Tom Suozzi: How About a Partnership Stimulus? (via Google)

Politico: Justice asks to keep 'don't ask'
WaPo: Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
NYT: Editorial: Waiting for Senator McCain

Ann Coulter: Repeal the 26th Amendment!

Wash Times: FEC mulls contributions via text

NYT: ‘The Onion’ Strikes Comic Gold With Biden Parodies

Dana Milbank: Nostalgic for George W. Bush

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Visits Sing Sing and a Psychiatric Center
Albany TU: Cuomo at Sing Sing: It brings back memories
WSJ: Albany's New Odd Couple
NY Post: Cuomo vid vows Capitol cleanup
NYT: Black Democrats in New York Face Imminent Loss of Clout
NYDN: Gov. Paterson plans to resume teaching after he finishes term in Albany
Syracuse PS: Absentee count begins in NY's 25th Cong. election (Buerkle/Maffei)

CALIFORNIA



LA Times: Steve Cooley clings to slim lead in California attorney general's race

Politico: 2 California Democrats declare victory

LA Times: Estimated state budget deficit reaches $25.4 billion
SacBee: California budget shortfall twice as large as predicted
George Skelton: Sun peeks through dark Sacramento clouds
Rush Limbaugh: Just Raise Taxes in California and Leave the Rest of Us Alone!

TEXAS

San Antonio: Perry calls Social Security bankrupt 'Ponzi scheme'
Dallas MN: U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Dallas facing clear path to GOP leadership position
Dallas MN: Tea party freshman lawmakers from Texas head to U.S. House full of ambition
Dallas MN: Texas speaker race means war among Republicans

Houston Chronicle: On tape, DeLay says he knew of exchange
Austin AS: Tapes: DeLay knew about money swap in advance
Fort Worth S-T: Jury hears recording of DeLay discussing swap of $190,000 with RNC

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Marco Rubio leads showdown on budget `pork'
NPR: Sen. Rubio: 'Tea Party Poster Boy' Or GOP Insider?

SPT: Rick Scott announces lobbying ban for transition advisers

GEORGIA

AJC: As Democrats try to regroup, Republicans eye supermajority
AJC: Deal names two deputy chiefs of staff
AJC: On whether gender can trump race in Georgia politics

LOUISIANA

Times-Picayune: In 'Leadership and Crisis,' Gov. Bobby Jindal criticizes Obama, BP, others
Shreveport Times: Top John Breaux Democrat leaves the party

ILLINOIS

AP: Bean says she’s waiting for full count

IOWA

Politico: Huckabee to Iowa as a pastor, not a politician

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Bachmann gives up bid for House leadership post

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Talgo might move plant to Illinois if Walker kills train project

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: GOP senators aim to clean house for Kasich

MICHIGAN

WSJ: Tax-Cut Plan to Test New GOP Governor
Detroit News: Will Snyder's tech background change state's economy?

TENNESSEE

AP/Schelzig: Tenn. sales taxes grow by highest rate since 2007

KENTUCKY

Lexington HL: Rift between McConnell, Rand Paul over earmarks reflects debate within GOP
Louisville CJ: Editorial: McConnell's true colors

NORTH CAROLINA

AP/Baker: NC ag commissioner refuses to suggest budget cuts

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Sanford reflects on term, legacy

WEST VIRGINIA

State Journal: Tomblin Likely to Continue Manchin’s Agenda

PENNSYLVANIA

Phila Inq: As Corbett follows lead of Christie, expect quick reform, deep budget cuts
AP/Levy: Pa. Gov.-elect Corbett begins plans for transition
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania House to return for voting session

DELAWARE

AP: Christine O’Donnell coy about her future to Leno

NEW JERSEY


Politico: Christie has climate doubts

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: If Sununu steps aside, will Bender seek GOP Chair?

MAINE

Huffington Post: Olympia Snowe Party Switch? Dems Reportedly Pursuing Prospect

NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: Aide says Sandoval may try to grab school and local government funds

COLORADO

Wash Times: 3rd-party bid buffed Tancredo viability
Denver Post: Michael L. Bender to lead Colorado's top court

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: 98 percent of write-in votes go to Murkowski
Anchorage DN: Injunction denied for write-in vote count
WSJ: Alaska Begins Scrutiny of Votes in Senate Race
WaPo: Ballot counting begins in Alaska Senate races
WaPo: In Alaska, Murkowski isn't the only spelling that counts
NYT: Alaska May Offer a View to Future Elections
John Fund: The Alaska Vote Count







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November 10, 2010



NATIONAL

Wash Times: GOP senators ask colleagues to back ban on earmarks
WSJ: DeMint Gathers Earmark Ban Support
Fox: Sen. DeMint Forces Battle Within GOP Over Earmarks
Politico: Mitch McConnell fights GOP earmark ban
Hill: Sen. Inhofe on warpath against earmark ban
NYT: DeMint and Cornyn Work Together This Time
WSJ: Rand Paul and Earmarks
CBS: Plan to Ban Earmarks Exposes Republican Split
LA Times: 'Earmark' ban proves an early obstacle to GOP unity
Hill: Lobbyists see earmark business turn to ashes
Human Events: Will the GOP Take a Timeout From Earmarks?

Rush Limbaugh: A Spirited Talk with President Bush
Kim Strassel: Bush Agonistes? Not Quite

WaPo: House Republicans 'sweat the small stuff' hashing out new rules
Hill: Republican Rahm, minus the cursing (Kevin McCarthy)
Human Events: Wimps or Warriors, GOP?
WSJ: Committee Races, By the Numbers
Wash Times: Four vie for House energy-commerce gavel
Politico: GOP gets physical over energy gavel
Dallas MN: Mark Davis: Barton is right conservative to chair Energy
Politico: Ron Paul endorses Hensarling
Hill: Lobbyists jockey for favored status with top House Republicans
John Fund: The Two-Million-Dollar Woman (Kristi Noem)
Politico: New GOP class revives old idea
Fox: CBC Welcoming Black Republican
SPR: Republicans make historic gains in Dixie’s legislatures
AP/Evans: White Southern Democrats nearly wiped out
WSJ: The GOP's Racial Challenge
WSJ: Republicans May Yet Have Upper Hand in Senate
Politico: 8 House races yet to be decided
Tony Blankley: Owls and vultures
Ted Nugent: Americans deserve the prosperity that comes from limited government

Arizona Republic: Karl Rove: No front-runners in GOP for 2012 nod
CBS: GOP 2012 Contenders: An Inside View from Iowa

Baltimore Sun: Don't count Pelosi out
Politico: Two Democrats call for delay in Nancy Pelosi vote
Harold Meyerson: Nancy Pelosi's proven record as Democratic leader
WaPo: Hoyer collecting liberal support in whip bid
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Wage Race War in Battle Between Hoyer and Clyburn
Hill: Clyburn knocks Hoyer's tactics as Dems' leadership race intensifies
Hill: Room at the top? Not for young Dems

NYT: Washington Worries About Its New Power Couple (Obama & Boehner)
Wash Times: Ed: Obama & America's decline: He doesn't believe in U.S. exceptionalism
Rush Limbaugh: The American President Happily Heralds Decline of US Dominance

NYT: Democratic Strategists Say Damage Control Prevented More Election Losses
Hill: Strategists second-guess Van Hollen's 'firewall' strategy after midterm drubbing
Dick Morris: Obama’s efforts worked
Maureen Dowd: Kevin Rubs It In
Steven Pearlstein: After midterms, Obama needs to move to the center - of the country
Ruth Marcus: What Bill Clinton could teach Obama about a shellacking

Fox: Lame Duck Session in Danger of Lame Outcome
Hill: Election Day 'shellacking' prompts Dems to push slimmed-down spending bills

WSJ: Extending Tax Cuts, but With a Catch

WSJ: Mr. Issa's Investigations (via Google)
Politico: Jerrold Nadler: Bring on Bush probe
Rasmussen: Voters Have Mixed Feelings About GOP Plans to Investigate Obama

NYT: Republicans Maneuver to Oust Their Leader
WaPo: Republicans attempt to recruit alternative to Michael Steele

AP/Randall: Commodities hit 2-year highs with weak dollar and stocks and bonds falling
Rush Limbaugh: Inflation, Deflation, and QE2
WaPo: Editorial: Easing does it?
BI: Palin Shreds WSJ Reporter For Not Being Able To Read His Own Paper

CBS: GOP Rep. Spencer Bachus Plays Down Sarah Palin Critique
Kathleen Parker: The GOP can't be led by Sarah Palin. But can it live without her?

Wash Times: Fed move threatens Obama's G-20 agenda
WaPo: Fed decision clouds Seoul G-20 debate

Fox: Collapse of Chicago Climate Exchange Means a Strategy Shift on Global Warming Curbs

Politico: Mitch McConnell to back health-care suit
NYT: Shifting Health Costs to High Earners
NYT: Health Rules Are Waived More Often
Rush Limbaugh: Who Says We'll Never Override Bam's Veto of Obamacare Repeal?
Tommy Thompson: How we fix health reform

Wash Times: New House majority might hit education
Wash Times: House GOP to push for school vouchers

NYT: Confusion Over Program to Spot Illegal Immigrants

AP/Lowy: LaHood to GOP Governors: No Trains, No Money

NYT: Stage Set for Showdown on Online Privacy

NYT: Supreme Court Weighs Class-Action Suits
WaPo: Supreme Court hears challenge on class-action arbitration suits

WaPo: No charges in destruction of CIA videotapes, Justice Department says
WSJ: No Charges in Destruction of CIA Interrogation Tapes
NYT: No Charges in Destruction of C.I.A. Interrogation Tapes

WSJ: Obama Reaches Out to Muslim Ally

John Bolton & John Yoo: Why Rush to Cut Nukes?

Dana Milbank: Bill O'Reilly's threats

Newt Gingrich: Remember Valley Forge

NEW YORK

Rochester D&C: Andrew Cuomo pledges no new taxes
Albany TU: Cuomo will tour state, set up committee (w/video)
NYT: Paterson Wants New York to Slash Greenhouse Gases
NYT: Once Rivals, Cuomo and Paterson Present a United Front
NYDN: Sharpton to Cuomo: Transition team is lacking in diversity
NY Post: Stop overtaxing the rich: Andy

Albany TU: More Senate details, GOP optimistic

AP: Court battle looms in outcome of another New York House race, this one on Long Island

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: California's largest state worker union agrees to cuts
Dan Walters: Frugality has long been a Jerry Brown trait
SacBee: Jerry Brown vacationing in Arizona, taking applications

LA Times: Results still uncertain in two California congressional races

SF Chronicle: Kamala Harris-Steve Cooley count still ultra-tight

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry calls for federal health care law's repeal as book tour returns to Texas
Hill: Reading into Gov. Perry's book tour
Dallas MN: Texas likely to lead nation in economic growth, researchers forecast
Dallas MN: Sarah Palin bringing political star power to Dallas today

News8Austin: Republican fundraiser takes stand on day 6 of DeLay trial
Houston Chronicle: Prosecutors building circumstantial case in DeLay trial
Austin AS: Jurors to hear DeLay's own words
AP: Some question prosecution's case in DeLay trial

FLORIDA

American Spectator: Rubio Knows Where He's Going
Miami Herald: New lineup ahead for state Cabinet
AP/Kaczor: Fla. Gov.-elect Scott visits Crist, Cannon
SPT: In the Capitol basement, political dreams fade
Sunshine News: Mike Haridopolos Unveils Senate Leadership Team
Miami Herald: Allen West picks conservative radio host Joyce Kaufman for top job

GEORGIA

AJC: Georgia leaders face decisions on health law implementation
AJC: Ga. GOP House caucus elects O’Neal majority leader
AJC: Senate GOP to require pledge of allegiance to state flag
AJC: In Georgia, a politically freighted pledge of allegiance
AJC: Nathan Deal opts out of Senate GOP coup
Examiner: Powell leaves Democrats, joins GOP

ALABAMA

Birmingham News: Alabama U.S. Rep.-elect Martha Roby joins GOP transition team

LOUISIANA

NOLA: Is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plotting another getaway?
WaPo: Jindal on the attack in new book

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Congressmen pay wives from campaign funds
Human Events: The Longest of Longshots (Bean/Walsh)

IOWA

Des Moines Register: State sticks with plan to fill many early retirees' positions

INDIANA

Daily Student: Daniels announces 2011 agenda
American Spectator: Mitch the Knife

MINNESOTA

AP/Bakst: Minn. GOP gov. candidate not talking lawsuit _ yet

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Wisconsin, Ohio governor-elects share views on stopping trains

OHIO


AP/Lowy: LaHood turns down Ohio request to keep train money
Hill: Ohio’s Strickland — backed Hillary, fell in line for Obama; looking for a job

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: New GOP leaders chosen; Snyder seeks bipartisanship
Detroit News: Michigan Republicans have redistricting upper hand

SOUTH CAROLINA

NYT: After a Personal Scandal, a Bit of a Political Upswing (Mark Sanford)

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Connolly wins Virginia's 11th District seat

WEST VIRGINIA

Politico: NRSC already targeting Manchin
Hill: GOP already hitting Manchin as pawn of Senate Democrats

NEW JERSEY



Philadelphia Inquirer: Northeastern GOP's death was exaggerated

Star-Ledger: Sweeney says Gov. Christie's 'toolkit' misses sharing services component
Politico: DOJ: Christie spent big on hotels

CONNECTICUT

NYT: New Connecticut Governor Faces Fiscal Woes

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Midterm elections offer grim omens for Scott Brown's future

NEVADA

Politico: Nevada Senate polling draws scrutiny

Las Vegas RJ: Sandoval positive about state budget

COLORADO

Denver Post: New GOP majority in Colo. House changing committee names, attitudes

Denver Post: Court says campaign-finance rules don't apply to small homeowner group

ALASKA

Anchorage DN: Count continues; Miller sues over spelling
Politico: Miller gaining ground in Alaska
Hill: Miller makes slight gains as absentee votes are counted in Alaska Senate race
Politico: Murky? Miller sues over spelling
WaPo: Write-in ballot count begins Wednesday in Alaska's Senate race
Fox: Fate of Alaska Race Hinges on Write-In Count

MONTANA

Politico: Jon Tester challenge takes shape











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November 9, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: New Push to Ban Earmarks in Senate
Rush Limbaugh: The Battle Over Earmarks (Bribes)
Wash Times: The real test for the GOP: Courage to cut spending
Dick Morris: Smash the Union Thugocracy
Fred Barnes: John Boehner: Tanned, Rested, and Ready



Politico: Darrell Issa plans hundreds of hearings

Politico: 9 House races still up in air
Hill: Two more House races called for Dems
NYT: More Seats for Freshmen at G.O.P. Tables
Hill: New leadership job created for GOP's class of freshman lawmakers
Politico: Rookies in line for plum committees
Politico: GOP 'transition team' digs in
Politico: Bachmann: Tea party deserves seat at leadership table
Politico: Pete Sessions won't try for majority whip



Rush Limbaugh: Democrat Reaction to Thumping Signals Deep Problem with Obama
NYT: ‘Blame the Blue Dogs’ Theory for Democratic Losses Doesn’t Add Up
David Brooks: The Crossroads Nation

WSJ: House Democrats Hope for Deal in Leadership Fight
Boston Globe: House Democrats split on direction
Hill: Democrats aim to head off fight as Hoyer launches leadership bid
Hill: Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post
NYT: No. 2 House Democrat Will Try to Retain Post
Rush Limbaugh: NY Times: We Need a Better Liar
Wash Times: Pelosi gets the Republican vote for House minority leader



WSJ: Palin's Dollar, Zoellick's Gold
WSJ: Sarah Palin Takes Aim at Fed
Politico: Sarah Palin knocks Fed move
WSJ: Ben Bernanke's Impossible Dream (via Google)
WSJ: Fed Global Backlash Grows
Wash Times: Hell hath no fury like a Palin scorned

Fox: Obama Cranks Up Currency Heat on China as Gold, Oil Prices Soar
Hill: Two senators eye gas tax hike to pay for highways and bridges

WaPo: Some judges chastise banks over foreclosure paperwork

NYT: Tax Cut Timing Is Proving Problematic for Democrats

WaPo: New GOP governors will affect health law
Richard Cohen: Boehner's health delusion

Fox: Sensenbrenner Plans to Keep Pelosi-Devised Global Warming Panel
Politico: Sensenbrenner: Keep climate panel alive so I can investigate EPA

Hill: New GOP senator could vote with Democrats on campaign finance bill

NYT: Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Faces Struggle in Congress

WSJ: Oklahoma Shariah Ban Is Blocked | Miles-LaGrange bio
Thomas Sowell: Stopping Judicial Imperialism

WSJ: Cleric Issues Call to Kill Americans (via Google)
Tony Blair: Making Muslim Integration Work (via Google)
Pat Buchanan: The Murderers of Christianity

Wash Times: Reinventing public housing: Atlanta's Renee Glover builds up success stories

WSJ: In India, the president defended free markets, free trade and free societies
Paul Wolfowitz: The President's Indonesia Opportunity (via Google)
Michael Gerson: Will the Tea Party shift American foreign policy?
Rush Limbaugh: Unabashed Conservative Values Win and the Mushy Middle Loses
Hill: Key Republican: Palin cost us the Senate

Wash Times: Texas Gov. Rick Perry handicaps 2012 presidential field
Fox: 12 in 2012: Tim Pawlenty Skipped Over by McCain in '08, Set Up for Top Billing in 2012
WSJ: Pataki Still Eyeing Presidential Bid
Wes Pruden: Here comes 2012, with incivility intact
Politico: White House open to Democratic outside groups in 2012

Hill: Steele: 'They don't want me in this job'

NYT: A New Bush, a Lot Like the Old One

NEW YORK


NYDN: Cuomo pocketed millions from powerbrokers
NY Post: Don't even think of raising taxes: Andy
NYT: Cuomo’s Signals on Silver’s Leadership Unclear
Buffalo News: Cuomo sees Duffy as the tiebreaker if Senate is deadlocked
Albany TU: Memo: PEF reaching out to Cuomo on layoffs x3

Albany TU: Skelos: Vaya con dios to Frank Padavan
NYDN: Dems concerned about GOP in recount battle

Syr PS: Maffei-Buerkle Round Two begins with legal battle over absentee ballots

Albany TU: Pataki Watch: Pataki ‘looking’ at presidency

CALIFORNIA

Politico: How the West wasn't won
Dennis Prager: California: Heading for an Iceberg

TEXAS

Politico: Rick Perry knocks Bush, Romney for 'big government' policies
NYT: The Other Texas Republican on Book Tour
WaPo: Rick Perry takes on the salt police
Dallas MN: Texas GOP legislators flex new political clout in first bills filed

FLORIDA

John Fund: Rubio Republicans
Weekly Standard: It Was Rubio’s Tuesday

SPT: Having a Republican governor and Legislature is no guarantee of harmony

GEORGIA

AJC: Ga. GOP House caucus grows, elects O’Neal majority leader

ILLINOIS

Politico: Danny Davis challenging Rahm Emanuel

Politico: Luis Gutierrez: Sun-Times's Rezko story 'false'

MINNESOTA

Politico: Mark Dayton announces transition leaders

WISCONSIN

WSJ: Wisconsin Evokes Democrats' Dilemma: Bodes Ill for Obama in 2012

WSJ: Funding for Wisconsin Rail Project in Jeopardy, LaHood Warns

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Snyder taps Democrat as treasurer
Detroit News: Dillon pick attests to Snyder's vision

Detroit News: Bush: Ex-Mich. Gov. Engler among VP finalists in 2000

SOUTH CAROLINA

WSJ: As U.S. Political Divide Widened, a Friendship Fell Into the Rift
WaPo: Mark Sanford, really hiking the Appalachian Trail (or close to it)

MARYLAND

WaPo: Editorial: Maryland GOP's Election Day skulduggery

NEW JERSEY

NYT: U.S. Report Faults Christie, as Prosecutor, on Hotel Stays
Wash Times: U.S. attorneys spend over travel allowances

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Republican Concedes in Race for Connecticut Governor
WaPo: Republican Tom Foley concedes in Connecticut gubernatorial race
NYT: Thrust Into the Glare by a Race She Wasn’t Running In

WSJ: Death Penalty in Triple Killing

MAINE

Wash Times: Maine's Snowe next 'tea party' target?

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Mass. housing market sagging

NEVADA

WaPo: Angle, McMahon led way spending $97 per vote - and lost

COLORADO

Denver Post: Hickenlooper's transition team includes Republican VIPs








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November 8, 2010



NATIONAL

WSJ: Battles Loom Over Tax Breaks, Spending Cuts
WaPo: President open to talking about GOP offer on retaining tax cuts
NYT: In Lame-Duck Session, a Hint of the Governing to Come
Hill: Dem lame-duck agenda shrinking fast after Election Day 'shellacking'
Wash Times: House GOP vows unfettered vote on raising of debt ceiling
Fox: GOP on Message: Revenue Not the Problem, Spending Is
Wash Times: GOP girds for fight to make good on promises to voters
Politico: McConnell open to earmarks ban
Hill: After gains, Cornyn likely to stay on as head of NRSC
NYT: Now in Power, G.O.P. Vows Cuts in State Budgets
Human Events: Cutting Federal Budget Down to Size
NYT: Fresh Off Victories, Republicans Share Their Plans
Politico: Seniors fled Democrats in midterms
WaPo: For many businesses, 2010 midterm election campaign was a winner
Politico: Issa: Sestak probe will look at Bush admin
NRO: God Bless the Tea Party
Hill: Issa plans to 'go after a lot of things,' 'do a lot of investigating' as chairman
Hill: Race for No. 4 GOP spot pits Tea Party vs. established Washington GOP
Hill: New Members Guide 2010
Ross Douthat: The Unready Republicans
Bob Barr: A Check-list for the New Republican Majority
Armstrong Williams: The GOP's guide to good governance
NYT: Editorial: The Next Campaign

WaPo: House Democrats could have same leadership team despite 60-seat loss
Politico: Hoyer claims edge over Clyburn
Hill: Hoyer intensifies push for No. 2 post, claiming lead on Clyburn
NYT: House Democrats Fail to Wipe the Leadership Slate Clean
Wash Times: Democrats' Hill leaders stepping it up, not down
NYT: Editorial: A New Leader for the Democrats
Fox: Cantor: Democrats 'Didn't Get the Message' From Voters if Pelosi Stays Leader

Politico: Schumer cool on DSCC return

NYT: Obama Says Vote Turned on Economy
WaPo: Obama says he fears economy could enter 'new normal' of low job growth
Hill: House GOP budget chief calls Fed’s $600B plan a 'big mistake'
WSJ: The New Malaise and How to End It
Paul Krugman: The Fed - Doing It Again

WaPo: Regulators flawed in foreclosure oversight

NYT: Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell
WSJ: The Great Transmission Heist (via Google)
Wash Times: Chilly wind blows against global climate pact
WSJ: Halliburton In Line for Tough Questions (via Google)

WaPo: What effect did health-care reform have on election?
Rep. Joe Barton: Health Care After the Fall
Hill: McConnell has eye on blocking health reform through de-funding the measure
WSJ: How Medicare Killed the Family Doctor (via Google)
NRO: Common-Sense Medicine
WaPo: Review of prostate cancer drug Provenge renews medical cost-benefit debate
Human Events: ObamaCare Repeal Gains at the Polls

NYT: Pentagon Openings Give Obama New Options

WSJ: Drive to Repeal 'Don't Ask' Policy All but Lost for Now
NYT: Marines Commandant Says Ending Ban on Gays Is Risky
AP/Spagat: Marines' leader: Keep policy on gays in military

WSJ: 'Net Neutrality' Goes 0 for 95 (via Google)

NYT: MSNBC to Lift Olbermann Suspension on Tuesday
WaPo: MSNBC ends suspension of host Keith Olbermann
NYT: Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC

NRO: Public Radio’s Political Sympathies

NYT: Memoir Puts Bush Back in View and Burnishes NBC

Wash Times: Lobbyist paid $15K to Waters' husband

Wash Times: Obama campaign seeks OK to pay off Biden's debt
Politico: Obama isolated from Dems ahead of 2012
Politico: Pawlenty dismisses 2012 polls
AP: GOP's Pence to decide on 2012 bid after new year
AP/Ramer: New Hampshire already on radar of 2012 hopefuls
American Spectator/Prowler: Gumming Up Bears
American Thinker: The War Plan for 2012

NEW YORK

Albany TU: In a red year, divided GOP fails to win statewide races
NYT: Cuomo as Leader: Focused, Intense and at Times Alienating
Rochester D&C: Many fixes await Andrew Cuomo
NY Post: Sheldon hears a coup among Andy backers
NYDN: Embattled state GOP boss Ed Cox may need to ax top aide to save own hide
NYDN: I'm party of one, says lone New York GOP rep-elect Michael Grimm

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Whitman, Fiorina losses raise questions about their political futures in California
LA Times: Mike Murphy: 'Blue riptide' pulled Meg Whitman under amid GOP wave
George Skelton: Three things Brown should not do
SacBee: New GOP leader vows 'open mind' with Brown despite past battle
LA Times: Cooley's lead in attorney general widens Sunday
Human Events: Late Returns Put California's Attorney General Race Into Question
WSJ: California: The Lindsay Lohan of States
LA Times: Pot legalization advocates are undeterred by the defeat of Prop. 19

TEXAS

Dallas MN: As Bush kicks off book tour, historians crown his family a Republican dynasty
DMN: GOP leader says TX voters have decided ethics issues, but investigation is under way
Houston Chronicle: Cornyn's calculus adds up to a comeback
Houston Chronicle: Hispanics gave GOP a boost in Texas

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Rubio's party loyalty is clear: GOP not tea
Buzz: How Marco Rubio deftly threaded the tea party needle

SPT: Governor-elect Rick Scott's agenda: smaller, limited government
Tampa Tribune: Observers say Scott may have some scrapes with GOP legislature
Buzz: Scott's agenda: swing to right
Hill: Crist willing to consider Jim Morrison pardon before leaving office

Miami Herald: Hard work, perfect timing drove Attorney General-elect Bondi

PBP: Rep.-elect West says Congressional Black Caucus could use some ideological diversity

GEORGIA

Macon Telegraph: Deal win continues GOP trend in Georgia
AJC: Georgia's finances demand quick focus from Deal
AJC: Nathan Deal's top aide worries ethics watchdogs
AJC: Tea party is increasing reach, not pulling back

ALABAMA

Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama delegation set to gain influence in Congress
Human Events: Morning in Alabama
Birmingham News: New GOP-led AL Legislature plans no new taxes or gambling legislation

LOUISIANA

Houma Courier: La. Democrats ponder new reality

ILLINOIS

Chicago Sun-Times: Gov. Quinn: Put state income tax hike first
Southtown Star: Illinois House GOP stuck between Madigan, voters
Quad City Times: Despite GOP wins, Democrats still control much of Illinois government
Chicago Tribune: Mayoral hopefuls' sprint under way

IOWA

Des Moines Register: GOP energy could roll through to Iowa caucuses
Des Moines Register: Sarah Palin on minds of pundits after election

INDIANA

Indianapolis Star: Social issues could divide Republicans in General Assembly

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Pawlenty: Obamacare repeal major part of presidential bid
WCCO: Experts Skeptical Of Lawsuit Over Minn. Gov. Race
MPR: Zellers, Dean to lead House GOP

WISCONSIN

WSJ: Wisconsin Evokes Democrats' Dilemma

OHIO


WFMJ: Obama's fate in Ohio still hinges on jobs in 2012

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Gov.-elect Rick Snyder may tap ex-rival Andy Dillon for job

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Republicans wanna be like Roy

TENNESSEE

Commercial Appeal: Power will be elusive for Tennessee Democrats in legislature

KENTUCKY

NYDN: Rand Paul pushes budget cuts for Social Security, Medicare & defense
Fox: Paul Unlikely to Block Obama Troop Decisions on Afghanistan
Hill: Paul: Military cuts on the table

ARKANSAS

Arkansas News: Coattails shorter in Arkansas politics
Texarkana Gazette: Election attracts less than half of Arkansas’ registered voters

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL: NC GOP will have to balance fiscal, social issues

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Election fallout: Turnover in top jobs

VIRGINIA

Roanoke Times: Va. Republicans delighted to see pendulum sway
American Spectator: Virginia 11th's End Game

MARYLAND

Examiner: Maryland's blue roots run deep

WEST VIRGINIA

WVPB: Manchin says TV ads helped lock in election victory

PENNSYLVANIA



Politico: For GOP, Sunday morning tea talk

DELAWARE

WaPo: DeMint: Republicans sank Christine O'Donnell

NEW JERSEY


Hill: GOP Gov. Christie: 'It's put up or shut up time for our party'
Politico: Christie steers clear of 2012 talk
Star-Ledger: Gov. Christie: A national run in 2016 is possible

CONNECTICUT

Fox: Conn. GOP Reviewing Governor Race Results

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AP: No respite from politics in NH with 2012 looming

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Herald: Scott Brown keeper of the GOP flame

NEVADA

Rasmussen: What’s Up With Nevada?
Las Vegas RJ: Vote costs rose as anti-incumbent fever fell
American Spectator: Saving Harry Reid

ARIZONA

PoliticalNewsMe: Congressman Flake Spotlights Egregious Earmark of the Week

COLORADO

Denver Post: Colorado's Tea Party already regrouping for 2012

WASHINGTON STATE

Columbian: Election's winners consider what they will do with power

OREGON

Statesman Journal: Portland, not Oregon, elected Kitzhaber

ALASKA

Fox: Is Alaska's Senate Race the True Test for Conservatives?
Politico: Miller, Murkowski prep for legal showdown



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