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June 30, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

Rasmussen: Generic Republican Candidate 46%, Obama 42%
WHD: Obama Campaign Signals Fundraising Fail
RCP: Gingrich: "Obama Is The Most Successful Food Stamp President In American History"
NYT: Obama Stops Short of Backing Gay Marriage
James Taranto: Why, Oh Why, Was O in Iowa?

RCP: Bachmann: Media Wants "To See Two Girls Have A Mud Wrestling Fight"

HR: Sarah Palin Blasts Hollywood Stars as 'Full of Hate' at Movie Premiere

NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Urges End of Some Tax Breaks for Millionaires
WaPo: Obama urges Republicans to agree to tax increases, wrap up deal on debt
NYT: Obama: Republican Leaders Must Bend on Taxes
Hill: Obama uses presser to hit GOP on taxes, debt and leadership
WSJ: Big Oil Suggests More Drilling Rather Than Ending Tax Breaks

WaPo: Federal appeals court in Cincinnati upholds health overhaul
WSJ: ObamaCare Doesn't Add Up

WaPo: Senate votes to streamline confirmation process

WaPo: Stephen Colbert set to testify to FEC on forming his own super PAC

WaPo: Fed slashes debit swipe fees from 44 cents to 21 cents, delays rule to Oct. 1

IOWA



NEW HAMPSHIRE



SOUTH CAROLINA



NEVADA



NEW YORK




CALIFORNIA



TEXAS



OKLAHOMA



FLORIDA



GEORGIA



ALABAMA



LOUISIANA



ILLINOIS



INDIANA



MINNESOTA



WISCONSIN



OHIO




MICHIGAN



MISSOURI



TENNESSEE



KENTUCKY



ARKANSAS



NORTH CAROLINA



VIRGINIA



MARYLAND



WEST VIRGINIA



PENNSYLVANIA



DELAWARE



NEW JERSEY




CONNECTICUT



RHODE ISLAND

NYT: Rhode Island Expected to Approve Civil Unions

MASSACHUSETTS



ARIZONA



COLORADO



WASHINGTON STATE



OREGON



ALASKA




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June 29, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

Hill: Bachmann vaults to second place in New Hampshire poll
Politico: Michele Bachmann: 2012 will be about Obama
Chris Cillizza: Why Michele Bachmann is no Sarah Palin
Politico: Michele Bachmann plays Tom Petty's 'American Girl' again after a speech
Reuters: Tom Petty Takes on Bachmann Over 'American Girl'

WSJ: Romney Camp Pushes Utah to Move Up Vote

Wash Times: Pawlenty warns against ‘isolationist’ GOP

Stanley Fish: Handicapping Huntsman

NYT: Herman Cain to Publish Memoir



WaPo: Sarah Palin in Iowa: Will she or won’t she?
NYT: Palin, in Iowa, ‘Still Thinking About’ Running

Dick Morris: A 'Perry' good 2012 chance

Hill: The candidates’ other halves

NYT: Power Brings Policy Splits in Tea Party

NATIONAL

WSJ: Negotiators Wrangle on Taxes
Wash Times: Compromise not on horizon with debt limit a month off
WaPo: Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Politico: Harry Reid, Dick Durbin split over key issues
Hill: White House, Republicans play it cool over Aug. 2 debt deadline
Dick Morris: Balanced budget or bust
Mitch Daniels: In debt ceiling stalemate, one common ground: American pessimism
Tom Daschle: Washington’s leadership failure on the debt ceiling
WSJ: A Stealth Tax Hike: The return of the deduction phase-out gambit
NYT: Editorial: Debt Limit Dog Days
WSJ: Debt Debate Puts GOP Freshmen in Fix
Wash Times: Economic stimulus measures unconventional

NYT: White House and Congress Clear Trade Deal Hurdle

Wash Times: Senate approves Cole as Holder’s top Justice deputy
NYT: 3 Justice Dept. Nominees Are Confirmed

Evan Bayh & Andrew Card: Congress needs to dial back Obama’s rule-making machine

NYT: Administration Halts Survey of Making Doctor Visits
James Taranto: Dr. Bacevich's Quackery

NYT: A Significant Term, With Bigger Cases Ahead
George Will: A Supreme Court win for political speech and political money

NYT: Lawmakers Seek Inquiry of Natural Gas Industry

Hill: Lawmakers seek to freeze pay, end automatic raises

IOWA

NYT: Campaign Heats Up in Iowa as Obama and Republicans Call

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Takes Tough Stance on Nuclear Reactors
Maureen Dowd: Utopia on the Hudson

WSJ: Gay-Marriage Law Won't Stop the Legal Fights

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Democrats pass austerity budget for California
WSJ: California Budget Deal Leaves GOP out in Cold
LA Times: Brown, Democrats reach budget deal without taxes
LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes farmworkers' bill

ILLINOIS

WSJ: Another Illinois Governor Goes to Jail

INDIANA

Wash Times: Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics recommend services elsewhere

KANSAS

NYT: Planned Parenthood Fights Kansas’ Move to Cut Off Funds

CONNECTICUT

WSJ: Connecticut Starts to Slash








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June 28, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

Wash Times: Bachmann joins GOP race for the White House
NYT: Bachmann Opens Campaign as Expectations Grow
WSJ: Bachmann: Officially in 2012 Race
NYT: Bachmann Is In, Officially
WSJ: Bachmann's Iowa Boost
Chris Cillizza: Michele Bachmann: Of and for the tea party

WaPo: Obama pushing behind scenes to win over big-dollar donors

NATIONAL

WaPo: Obama enters debt talks
WSJ: Negotiators Wrangle on Taxes
NYT: Debt Divide Remains as President Steps In
Lawrence Lindsey: The Deficit Is Worse Than We Think
David Brooks: Convener in Chief

WSJ: An ObamaCare Legal Precedent?

NYT: Justices Strike Down Arizona Campaign Finance Law
WSJ: Another Political Speech Victory
NYT: Editorial: The First Amendment, Upside Down

NYT: Justices Reject Ban on Violent Video Games for Children
NYT: OpEd: It’s Perverse, but It’s Also Pretend

James Taranto: Dire Straights: The decline of marriage isn't the fault of gays

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Cuomo on 2016 ‘I’m not going to engage in this conversation’

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: Plan B Budget Emerges in California

FLORIDA

NYT: Sinking G.O.P. Poll Numbers May Put Florida in Play

GEORGIA

WSJ: Georgia Immigration Law Put on Hold

ILLINOIS



Chicago Sun-Times: Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts
Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich on guilty verdict: 'I frankly am stunned'
WSJ: Jury Convicts Blagojevich
NYT: Jury Finds Blagojevich Guilty of Corruption
WaPo: Jury convicts ousted IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell Obama’s old Senate seat

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: The GOP Fails Pennsylvania Kids

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Editorial: New Jersey’s Governor, Champion of Inequality











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June 27, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

NYT: Bachmann Readies Presidential Campaign
WSJ: Bachmann Enters Race in Strong Poll Position
CNN: Bachmann well-positioned for Iowa, and maybe beyond
Wash Times: Bachmann strives to make a mighty leap
Politico: Michele Bachmann zeroes in Iowa
Politico: Michele Bachmann stresses Iowa roots
WaPo: Bachmann, in birth town of Waterloo, gives preview of presidential speech
Guardian UK: Michele Bachmann kicks off presidential campaign in Iowa
NatJ: In Iowa, Will Bachmann Cover All the Bases?
Hill: Bachmann looks to build support with Iowa announcement
WaPo: With Michele Bachmann’s surge comes fresh scrutiny
Philadelphia Inquirer: Bachmann says she didn't benefit from aid
LA Times: Michele Bachmann denies benefiting from government aid
Star Tribune: Bachmann buoyed by poll, quizzed on aid
NatJ: Riding High in Iowa Poll, Bachmann Tones it Down on CBS
Roll Call: Bachmann: Iowa Poll Reflects Seriousness of Presidential Bid
AP/Bakst: Bachmann campaign is hoping network of small donors pays off
Fox: Bachmann: 'Flake' Label is 'Insulting'

Telegraph UK: 'Get Mitt': Republican primary battle is now about how to stop Romney
Chris Cillizza: Romney will lead GOP in first-quarter fundraising

WSJ: Pawlenty's Polls
Politico: Tim Pawlenty's Iowa conversion rate

NatJ: Getting to Know Thaddeus McCotter

NatJ: Perry's Predicament: Does He Have Time to Build a National Campaign?
Time: The Cracks in Rick Perry’s Job-Growth Record
Wash Times: Texas Rep. Canseco: Perry is in for 2012

Politico: 2012 contenders shun Hill support

USA Today: Florida primary looms as critical showdown in GOP race

Hill: Christie: GOP nominee would need sedatives to take me as running mate
Daily Caller: The top five Republican secretaries of state in waiting

WaPo: Inside Nancy Pelosi’s drive to win the House majority back for Democrats

Wash Times: Conservative group to give grades in five states
Roll Call: DeMint: No Plan to Recruit Conservatives Against GOP Incumbents
NYT: The Right’s Blogger Provocateur (Andrew Breitbart)
Jed Babbin: Pinch Happened

Examiner: Prisoners of the Republican-Democrat duopoly

Michael Barone: Like Chauncey Gardiner, Obama Is Profoundly Aloof
American Thinker: Obama's Poll Wasteland

NATIONAL

Fox: Republicans Say No to Tax Hikes, Look for Other Revenues, Benefits Reform
WSJ: Republicans Reject Tax Increases in Debt-Reduction Package
WaPo: GOP compromise on debt: Cut military spending?
Boston Globe: GOP sees defense cuts as path to compromise
Human Events: Congress Targets Food Police Program for Defunding
Wash Times: Obama will try to break deadlock over taxes
Politico: President Obama, Mitch McConnell square off on debt
Hill: Debt deal now up to the leaders
WSJ: Debt Hamstrings Recovery
WSJ: The Local Government Pension Squeeze
Hill: Sen. Kyl: Tax increases in deficit reduction deal are a 'terrible' idea
Judd Gregg: Biden and Boehner could lead the nation to fiscal responsibility
Juan Williams: Cantor undercuts Boehner

NYT: U.S. Plans Stealth Survey on Access to Doctors

NYT: Behind Veneer, Doubt on Future of Natural Gas

Gary Bauer: Al Gore’s Reproductive Footprint

Wash Times: Gates leaves legacy of major achievements, contradictions

Hill: Lawmakers work to prevent need for U.S. Postal Service bailout

NYT: Several States Forbid Abortion After 20 Weeks


SOUTH CAROLINA

BI: South Carolina Budget Crisis May Force State To Cancel Republican Primary

NEW YORK


NYT: Beyond New York, Gay Marriage Faces Hurdles
WSJ: New York Gay Marriage Vote Alters Political Battle Lines
American Spectator: New York-Style Marriage

Buffalo News: Redistricting may spare 4 now in House

NYDN: GOP big guns come out blazing for Staten Island pol Michael Grimm

CALIFORNIA

SF Chronicle: Budget talks test Jerry Brown's campaign promises
American Spectator: Paycheck Protection, John Chiang Style
George Skelton: GOP expected to balk at good-news tax bill
Dan Walters: Legislature's deception on budget backfires

SacBee: Lawmakers jockey to lead Senate Republicans

FLORIDA

WSJ: Florida's Scott Unfazed by the Critics

GEORGIA

AJC: House speaker scrambles to pay late taxes

MINNESOTA

Pioneer Press: Closer to shutdown? Minn. budget talks end abruptly
AP/Lohn: Minn. budget talks end abruptly as shutdown looms

WISCONSIN

NatJ: Wisconsin Cuts Funds to Planned Parenthood
Milwaukee JS: Walker signs budget bill, vetoes just 50 items

American Thinker: Wisconsin Battle Moves from Collective Bargaining to School Choice

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: N.C. Dems brace for redistricting

PENNSYLVANIA

Roll Call: GOP Wary of Repeating Redraw Overreach in Pa.

UTAH

Roll Call: Utah Gets Some 2012 Attention







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June 26, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

Hill: 10 coveted endorsements for Republicans running for president

Des Moines Register: Sarah Palin will come to Iowa for movie showing Tuesday
Politico: Palin to Iowa for documentary premiere
McClatchy: Palin movie to debut in key presidential caucus state
UPI: Little glitz likely at Palin film premier
Roll Call: Promoting Palin: ‘The Undefeated’
Des Moines Register: Palin tickets sold out
WaPo: Review of Bristol Palin’s memoir, “Not Afraid of Life”

Des Moines Register: Iowa Poll: Romney, Bachmann lead Republican pack
WSJ: Romney, Bachmann Tied in Iowa Poll
NYT: Romney Leads in Iowa Poll
Politico: Romney dominates GOP cash dash
Daily Mail: Obama Isn't Working: Mitt Romney adapts Maggie Thatcher slogan



Fox: Bachmann Surging in the Polls Ahead of Campaign Kickoff
Boston Globe: Devoted supporters help Bachmann raise small fortune
LA Times: Bachmann's had her share of government aid
Examiner: For Bachmann, Iowa is make or break
Weekly Standard: Queen of the Tea Party

CBS: Huntsman: My religion won't be campaign issue
Charlotte Observer: Huntsman takes GOP's temperature
Politico: Buzzkill: The problem with Jon Huntsman Hype
Politico: Jon Huntsman fever: Catch it here

USA Today: Gingrich tells Iowa Tea Party he can still win the Republican nomination

Salena Zito: Sideline player could emerge as GOP 'superhero' (Gov. Rick Perry)

SunSentinel: GOP poll: Being too close to tea party could cost GOP candidates in 2012

Daily Caller: American Crossroads announces first ad buy of 2012 cycle [VIDEO]
Fox: Obama Losing Dems on National Security at Critical Time
LA Times: Obama campaign team courts wealthy donors
WaPo: Obama’s focus on visiting clean-tech companies raises questions
Examiner: Editorial: Lapdog Obama heels when unions whistle
Hill: Obama radio addess: 'Can't simply cut our way to prosperity'

Politico: George Soros gives $75K to House super PAC
Hill: Senate Dems launch fundraising effort to counter $20M campaign

NATIONAL

Hill: Pelosi demands seat at debt talks
Hill: Pelosi demands a seat at the table in final talks on the debt-ceiling
Hill: House Dem leader: Cantor's exit gives Dems' political advantage

CNBC: Forecasts for Growth Drop, Some Sharply

Hill: Labor bill battle reborn with NLRB's new union election rules proposal

Clarice Feldman: Fast and Furious Fiasco: Time to Abolish the ATF

Fox: Supreme Court to Wrap Up Term After Key Rulings on Business, Free Speech

NatJ: Previewing The Sunday Shows

IOWA

Politico: Des Moines Register poll: Romney, Bachmann up
CSM: Iowa in the spotlight with Sarah Palin and President Obama visiting Tuesday

NEVADA

NatJ: Marshall Wins Democratic Nomination In Nevada Special

NEW YORK


WaPo: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo seen as getting political boost from gay marriage bill
Politico: Andrew Cuomo 2016 speculation heating up
NYT: Exemptions Were Key to Vote on Gay Marriage
Albany TU: Waking up to new marriage law
Rochester D&C: Rush of weddings expected when same-sex law becomes official
NYDN: Religious leaders bash gay marriage law, vow to ban pols who supported measure
NYDN: Historic vote to legalize gay marriage may have ripple effect across country
NYDN: All eyes were on state Sen. Stephen Saland's wife for the final vote on gay marriage
Buffalo News: Grisanti on gay marriage vote: hero or villain?
WaPo: Why this Supreme Court could be the best hope for gay-marriage advocates
Hill: Gay marriage looms larger in 2012 White House race after NY law

Albany TU: 4,700 PEF jobs put on state layoff bull's-eye
Albany TU: PEF layoff, bumping list
Rochester D&C: Andrew Cuomo delivers on his agenda in first legislative session

Buffalo News: Lawmakers pass property tax cap

Reuters: Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor

Bob McCarthy: One more Democratic battle

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Private donors run second nonprofit for Brown

LA Times: California a treasure trove for presidential candidates

Dan Walters: California vs. Texas provides very stark job comparison
SacBee: Six-figure pensions soar for California school administrators

TEXAS

NYT: Hispanic Star and New District Threaten Doggett
NYT: In World of Politics, Limits to Aggie Solidarity
NatJ: Texas is One Vote From Approving Confederate Flag License Plates

FLORIDA

Buzz: Huckabee 'stunned' at Gov. Rick Scott's poll numbers

GEORGIA

AJC: The brewing of a bruising fight over charter schools

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Signs of progress in budget cliff-hanger
Star Tribune: Budget talks will continue Sunday

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Justices’ feud gets physical

Milwaukee JS: Can 'fake' Democrats really pull an upset?

OHIO


Hill: Rep. Turner: Obama’s Afghan drawdown could spawn revival of opium industry

Columbus Dispatch: Budget talks may restart Monday

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell regroups after policy staff turnover

NEW JERSEY

Daily Caller: Christie slams NJ Democrats’ budget plan
Politico: N.J. Gov. Christie: Unions won't 'get their own way' all the time

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: ‘RomneyCare’ — a revolution that basically worked

UTAH

NYT: Two G.O.P. Hopefuls Divide the Voters in Deep-Pocketed Utah



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June 25, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

HuffPost: Bachmann Takes Swipe At Romney On Abortion
NYT: G.O.P. Hopefuls Press Romney on Abortion Rights
Politico: 'Hometown' Bachmann on the radio in Waterloo, building a crowd

Roll Call: Romney Heads to Capitol Hill Next Week for Lee Meeting
American Thinker: Romney as Kerry Redux
Slate: Romney Goes Classic

WSJ: Jon Huntsman, A 'Conservative Problem-Solver'
NatJ: Huntsman Running a Cool Campaign in a Hot Climate
Fox: Huntsman: Issues, Not Religion, Will Decide GOP Race

WSJ: Pawlenty's Polls
Politico: Pawlenty adds Iowa radio buy
AJC: Tim Pawlenty heads to Georgia for much-needed cash

Rush Limbaugh: Why the Left Hates Herman Cain

George Will: Rick Perry: A Texan’s ‘exceptionalism’
WaPo: Nevada presidential debate postponed in hopes of Perry candidacy
Michael Reagan: Reagan’s vision lives on in Texas
American Thinker: Rick Perry: Drawing the Lines Clearly
Wash Times: Editorial: Perry takes on the feds
NYDN: Rick Perry's Jose Cuervo joke at Latino convention bombs as gov mulls 2012 GOP bid

American Thinker: Why Palin Can Win
Des Moines Register: Palin movie debuts in Pella next week – and she’s invited
WaPo: Is Bristol Palin’s new memoir the story of a rape survivor speaking out?

Hill: Conservative group starts $20M ad buy against Obama
NatJ: Crossroads Buys $20M In Anti-Obama Ads
WaPo: American Crossroads PAC casts 2012 as ‘David and Goliath’ struggle against Dems
Roll Call: Crossroads GPS Launches $20 Million Anti-Obama Campaign (VIDEO)
Roll Call: Crossroads Groups Won’t Endorse in Presidential Primary
WaPo: President Obama hasn’t always agreed with Senator Obama
Rush Limbaugh: We Need a Slick Candidate to Beat Barack Obama the Gaffe Machine?
Mark Steyn: The widening gulf between Obama’s rhetoric and reality

Rush Limbaugh: Yes, We Can Nominate One of Us

Chris Cillizza: Republican candidates squeezed on both sides over Medicare

NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Joins Tense Debt Talks
Politico: Obama takes lead in debt talks
WaPo: Obama to meet with key lawmakers on debt reduction
Hill: Obama looks to break debt impasse
Hill: Obama: 'We can't simply cut our way to prosperity'
Hill: Sen. Sessions challenges Obama to make debt-ceiling talks public
Hill: GOP Rep. McCarthy to Obama: 'Get off the golf course' and 'get engaged'
NYT: Boehner Must Navigate Rocky Road to a Budget
Hill: Speaker Boehner: Debt-ceiling deal with tax increases ‘cannot pass’ the House
Daily Caller: Boehner sends clear message to White House on debt limit deal
Fox: Boehner Sets Demands for Debt Deal, White House Tries to Salvage Talks
Hill: Taxes reason Cantor left talks, not disagreements on Pentagon spending
Wkly Std: Loose Money and Deficit Spending Have Not Cured the Economy
ABC: DeMint Warns Republicans They May Be 'Gone' if They Support Debt Ceiling Increase
Hill: S&P: Investors could lose $100 billion if US credit is downgraded
Human Events: CBO Warning Bolsters 'Cut, Cap and Balance'
Rush Limbaugh: New York Times on Board with Schumer/Durbin Sabotage Charge

WSJ: Tighter Lending Crimps Housing
WSJ: Bummer of a Recovery
Mona Charen: How the Democrats nearly destroyed the economy

WSJ: House Assails Obama's Libya Policy
NYT: House Spurns Obama on Libya, but Does Not Cut Funds
Hill: House preserves Libya funding but refuses to authorize mission
WaPo: House rejects Obama’s Libya policy but stops short of trying to cut funding
Daily Caller: In embarrassment to Obama, House rejects Libya intervention
Politico: Libya vote a rebuke the White House can live with
NatJ: Boehner Suffers Rare Defeat as House Rejects Libya Bill
Politico: Libya votes show House divided

Andrew McCarthy: Our Sharia-Compliant Afghan War

Hill: Ellmers: Releasing oil reserves is a 'knee-jerk' reaction
American Thinker: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is an Obama '12 Reelection Asset
WSJ: The Facts About Fracking
Rush Limbaugh: Caller Says Obama and Democrats are Killing the Natural Gas Industry
NYT: OpEd: The Great Corn Con
Human Events: Top 10 Examples Proving Obama Wants High Energy Prices
Rush Limbaugh: Drill, Baby, Drill! (It's That Simple)

NRO: Onerous FDA rules are causing shortages

Fox: Obama Administration Accused of Backing Union Agenda With NLRB

LI: Patent Reform Ignores the Constitution, Costs $1 Billion +, and Taxes Innovation

Daily Caller: Tea Party group launches into space policy debate

Bill O'Reilly: The Glee Club

NatJ: Previewing The Sunday Shows
Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet

NEVADA

Roll Call: Poll: Berkley, Heller Tied in Nevada

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Senate passes same-sex marriage, Cuomo makes it law
NY Post: New York legalizes same-sex marriage as cheers ring out in NYC
NYDN: Gay marriage legal in New York State after Senate passes historic bill 33-29
NYDN: Passage of gay marriage bill tops amazing year for Gov. Andrew Cuomo
WSJ: Gay Marriage Voted In
Wash Times: NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage
Fox: New York Becomes the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage
NYT: New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law
WaPo: New York legalizes same-sex marriage in win for gay rights advocates
Politico: Cuomo signs New York gay marriage bill
Buffalo News: Same-sex marriage bill approved in New York State
Rochester D&C: Historic change in Albany

Buffalo News: Lawmakers pass property tax cap
Albany TU: Senate passes the Big Ugly
Albany TU: SUNY 2020 passes in Senate

NYT: Cuomo Likely to Veto Bill on School Borrowing

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Jockeying to succeed Senate GOP leader Bob Dutton begins

FLORIDA

Roll Call: Obama Ahead, but Has Tepid Support in Florida

Miami Herald: Senate president wants new Florida energy plan

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Governor signs Congressional map drawn to help Democrats
Chicago ST: Quinn approves controversial map for redrawn congressional districts
Roll Call: Illinois Governor Signs Aggressive New Map

INDIANA

NatJ: Judge Rules For Temporary Halt in Indiana Abortion Fight

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Tone changes on budget talks

WISCONSIN

Daily Caller: Wisconsin set to legalize concealed carry; Illinois stands alone

OHIO


Daily Caller: Ken Blackwell won’t seek U.S. Senate seat in Ohio
Roll Call: Ken Blackwell Decides Against Ohio Senate Bid

MICHIGAN

WXYZ: Michigan Parole Board approves release of Kwame Kilpatrick
Politico: Kwame Kilpatrick parole granted
Detroit FP: Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick OK'd for parole, but federal charges loom

KANSAS

NYT: New Law in Kansas Seen as a Threat to Abortions
Fox: 1 of 3 Kansas Abortion Clinics Denied State License

KENTUCKY

Roll Call: NRCC Buys TV Ads Against Chandler (VIDEO)

VIRGINIA

Gov. Bob McDonnell: GOP Governors Are Showing the Way
Wash Times: Virginia AG to sue FCC over ‘net neutrality’

CONNECTICUT

NYT: Connecticut Budget Is Upended as State Workers Reject Deal
WSJ: Political Allies Turn on Unions

WASHINGTON STATE

Roll Call: Candidates Eye Inslee Seat With Democrat’s Gubernatorial Bid
SW: Gov. Gregoire Bows Out, Won't Seek a Third Term, Likely Pitting Inslee Against McKenna











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June 24, 2011



NATIONAL

WSJ: Tax Dispute Stalls Debt Talks
Fox: Obama Pressed to 'Resolve' Tax Hike Dispute as Budget Talks Collapse
WaPo: GOP demands Obama negotiate debt reduction to help break impasse
Hill: Cantor's exit leaves debt talks up to Boehner, Obama to get deal
Politico: Can Boehner play dealmaker on debt talks?
NYT: Budget Talks Near Collapse as G.O.P. Leader Quits
Wash Times: Cantor pulls out of deficit talks
Wash Times: Tax hikes blow up debt talks
Rush Limbaugh: Cantor Walks Out on Debt Talks
NYT: Editorial: Their Temper Tantrum
Hill: Republicans: Walkout from Biden-led negotiations was long planned
Hill: Van Hollen suggests Cantor’s move influenced by anti-tax advocate Norquist
Hill: Conrad sees opportunity for 'five guys' group due to impasse in Biden talks
WaPo: Editorial: The debt talks need Sen. Coburn’s help
Politico: GOP's bold gamble on deficit talks
NatJ: Debt Ceiling Deal Only Beginning; Entitlement Spending Next
Sen. Chris Coons: Balance the budget by locking in savings
American Spectator: Why Raise Taxes Now?

Daily Caller: Cantor: House to vote on balanced budget amendment
Politico: House to vote on balanced budget amendment

WSJ: Why Americans are so unhappy with this economic recovery
WSJ: Why the Old Jobs Aren't Coming Back
Hill: Obama to announce $500M manufacturing investment initiative
Human Events: Obama's Showboat Stimulus Surge 2.0
Examiner: Editorial: Desperate Democrats jump the stimulus shark
Pete DuPont: Can This Economy Be Saved?
Ted Nugent: Millennials sleep as their future crumbles
Politico: President Obama struggles with economic message
Politico: GOP poll: Coast-to-coast disapproval on economy
Rush Limbaugh: Projection: Democrats Accuse the Republicans of Economic Sabotage
Rush Limbaugh: You Broke It and You Own It, Dems
Rush Limbaugh: Bernanke Admits He's Clueless

WSJ: U.S., IEA to Release Oil from Reserves
Wash Times: Obama administration to let the oil flow
NYT: Global Oil Reserves Tapped in Effort to Cut Cost at Pump
WaPo: U.S., allies to release 60 million barrels from oil reserves
WSJ: White House Oil Epiphany
American Spectator: Obama's Oily Desperation

James Taranto: Support the Tropes
Michael Gerson: Obama is a master of ambivalence
Pat Buchanan: Is Obama Only Postponing the Inevitable?
Rich Lowry: Come Home America (and Build Windmills!)
Rush Limbaugh: Recap of Bam Afghanistan Speech: Lose War to Shore Up Liberal Base
American Thinker: Before the Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan, Do Waziristan

WaPo: House Republicans set Libya vote for Friday
Fox: House Weighs Cutting Off Funds for Libya Mission
Hill: House is set to cut back Libya mission funds
Kim Strassel: The GOP's War Powers Opportunism
NYT: Editorial: Congress’s Choice on Libya
Charles Krauthammer: Who takes us to war?
Rush Limbaugh: We're at War in Libya So Obama Can Prove He's a Tough Guy
Miami Herald: Libya debate creates unusual political alliances

Michelle Malkin: The Reckless Folly of the "Undocumented Immigrant"

NYT: Senate Offers Revised Rules for Suspects of Terrorism

Human Events: CAIR Loses Tax-Exempt Status
Fox: CAIR Appealing to IRS After Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

Daily Caller: Senate shoots down measure to defund czars

WSJ: House Panel Targets Consumer Bureau, SEC Budgets

WSJ: Patent-Overhaul Bill Clears House

Jeb Bush & Joel Klein: The Case for Common Educational Standards
WSJ: GOP Lawmaker Challenges Duncan on No Child Left Behind
Wash Times: OpEd: The coming teacher-union offensive

WSJ: Are Catholic Colleges Catholic Enough?

NYT: As Politics of War Shift, Risks for Obama Ease

PRESIDENTIAL



Wash Times: It’s a tough race before primary starting line
NYT: Handicapping the Republican Field: Part I, the Top Tier
Jonah Goldberg: Hope for a Marathon, Not a Sprint

AP: Romney supporters launch independent finance group
Roll Call: Romney Backers Form Super PAC
Politico: Romney dominates GOP cash dash
NRO: Romney Strengthens Afghan Statement
Daily Caller: Adviser: Romney-Rubio 2012 would be dream ticket
Politico: Tea party dilemma: What to do about Mitt Romney
EJ Dionne: Why Romney is crowing about ‘Whitey’
NRO: Who Is Mitt Romney?

American Thinker: Michele Bachmann, the GOP, and the Race Conversation
American Spectator: Answering the Dreaded 'Evolution' Question

Peggy Noonan: The Enigma of Jon Huntsman
NatJ: Huntsman: Presidential Campaign 'A Last-Minute Decision'
Examiner: Huntsman tries McCain model, but he's no John McCain
Reuters: Huntsman urges more pressure on China currency
Hill: Norquist confident Huntsman will come around on tax pledge
SPT: Jon Huntsman says Florida is where his presidential race 'is going to be won'
American Spectator: The Centrist
American Spectator: The Kids Are Not All Right

Daily Caller: Pawlenty to give first major foreign policy address
NatJ: Pawlenty: Running from His Past Moves on Environmental Policy
Hill: Tim Pawlenty sets out on East Coast swing to raise campaign funds

Politico: Newt Gingrich rips President Obama’s foreign policy
Daily Caller: Newt says reporters are protecting Obama
Hill: Gingrich: I won't drop out of the presidential race before Iowa caucuses

Politico: Ron Paul goes mainstream?
LA Times: Marijuana bill officially introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank
Hill: Ron Paul kicks off weeklong fundraising push to raise $3M
Hill: Rep. Paul goes on road tour to promote his opposition to abortion rights

NYDN: Herman Cain: Jon Stewart mocked me because I'm a 'black conservative'

Detroit News: McCotter buzz stirs up Republican straw poll in Iowa

WSJ: Is Rick Running?
Fox: Perry Concerned About Time, Money for Presidential Bid, but Odds Are 50-50
Daily Caller: Report: Rick Perry expected to jump in this summer
Charlie Cook: If Perry enters the presidential race, look for him & Bachmann to duke it out
Politico: Rick Perry gets cool reception at NALEO speech

NY Post: Cold $houlder for O: Snubbed by biz titans on Apple fund-raising visit
WSJ: Factory Jobs Become Election Issue

Wash Times: Section 527 works to seat liberals as election overseers

Politico: Paul Ryan budget becomes litmus test for GOP primaries

Roll Call: DCCC Boasts 43 New Recruits

Chicago Tribune: Latino vote projected to hit record in 2012

American Thinker: Voter ID Showcases Democrat McLovins

IOWA

NYT: 6 Candidates Bid for G.O.P. Iowa Straw Poll
Politico: Ron Paul bids high at Ames Straw Poll auction
DMR: Gingrich declines Iowa straw poll purchase; Ron Paul pays $31k

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WSJ: Unions Fend Off Right-to-Work Bill in New Hampshire

NEVADA

Hill: Despite some improvement, Nevada candidates can’t hang hat on economy

NEW YORK


Albany TU: New day, same issues for legislators
Buffalo News: Legislature plugs away, but deals fall apart
Rochester D&C: Senate delays action to today as talks drag on

Albany TU: Layoffs still on minus CSEA

NYT: With No Decision on Same-Sex Marriage, Lawmakers Adjourn for Night
NYDN: Fight over marriage bill takes toll on gay New York State legislators
NYT: State Senate G.O.P. Near Decision on Gay-Marriage Vote
AP/Gormley: NY Gay Marriage Fight Gets Ugly; Long Night Ahead
NYT: OpEd: Marriage Is a Mixed Blessing
NYT: Editorial: Politicians Who Fear the Public Light

WSJ: Obama Steps Into Same-Sex Marriage
Politico: Obama: Gay equality, not marriage
WaPo: Despite pressure from activists, Obama sidesteps gay-marriage debate
Daily Caller: Obama wins gay cash, applause

Politico: NRCC meets with potential Weiner successors

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: California Budget Deal Proves Elusive
LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown sees little progress on budget, but insists 'I'm not giving up'
SacBee: Why not listen to GOP budget plan?

LA Times: Private donors to pay rent on Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento loft

GEORGIA

AJC: New pension deal in place, vote to come next week

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Blagojevich jury taking a break
Chicago ST: Blagojevich jury ends another day without a verdict

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Senate won't vote on limiting state worker unionizing

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Koch, despite misgivings, will attend budget talks with Dayton

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Johnson proves to be a big spender - and taker: Firm pays him $10 million

Milwaukee JS: GOP leaders have redrawn maps

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Senate OKs elections revamp

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Cuccinelli goes after another federal regulation

NEW JERSEY

Politico: New Jersey passes Chris Christie's benefits reform
NYT: New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Benefits Rollback for Work Force
Fox: More Than 8,000 Rally for New Jersey Public Workers

COLORADO

Denver Post: Finding help for high-cost patients key to trimming health care tab













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June 23, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

Karl Rove: Why Obama Is Likely to Lose in 2012

NYT: Huntsman’s Next Act: How Does He Follow That First Kodak Moment?
Politico: Jon Huntsman sees independents as key
NatJ: Florida or Bust: Huntsman's Unorthodox Path to the GOP Nomination
Hill: Huntsman on past cap-and-trade support: Everyone was doing it
C&E: Grading the Huntsman Rollout
Hill: Tea Party crasher
DC: Huntsman predicts civil war in Afghanistan: ‘Let’s recognize what we’ve done & move on’

Politico: Michele Bachmann to tour early states
NRO: The Bachmann Fundraising Advantage

WaPo: Some of Tim Pawlenty’s top aides working for little or no pay, source says
Roll Call: Pawlenty Nabs Former N.H. Candidate’s Support

Daily Caller: Gingrich says cut funding for Libya
Human Events: Gingrich Calls for Congress to Fire Texas 'Speech Police' Judge
AJC: The homecoming for a wounded Newt Gingrich
AJC: Newt Gingrich says he’s ‘mystified’ by Sonny Perdue’s shift to Tim Pawlenty

Daily Caller: Godfather’s Pizza a familiar chain to Iowa voters

Roll Call: Texas Gov. Perry Headlining Conservative Dinner in N.H.
NYT: OpEd: The Haunting of Rick Perry

Fox: Palin Says 'One Nation' Tour on Hold for Jury Duty
Reuters: Sarah Palin says jury duty comes before bus tour
Examiner: Sarah Palin: Bus tour not canceled, just postponed for jury duty
WaPo: Palin shoots down reports she’s canceling bus tour, blames tight schedule on jury duty
Daily Caller: As all eyes are on Sarah Palin, she breaks from bus tour
WaPo: Palin cancels trip to Sudan

Stephen Moore: Drafting Rubio

Ann Coulter: N.Y. Times: Fraught Nexus of Lies, Stupidity and Bigotry
James Taranto: Rachel Maddow's Bad Company
Rush Limbaugh: Friedman and Brooks Still Have No Clue Who Barack Obama Really Is

NatJ: Hill Staffers Under 30 to Watch

NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Sets Afghan Rollback
Fox: Obama Vows to Withdraw Afghanistan Surge Troops by Next Summer
NYT: Obama Will Speed Pullout From War in Afghanistan
WaPo: Obama announces plan to bring home 33,000 ‘surge’ troops from Afghanistan
Wash Times: Obama: Time to withdraw troops from Afghanistan; ‘We stand not for empire’
WaPo: Obama’s drawdown in Afghanistan will shift tactics in war
NYT: 2012 Troop Pullback Worries Military Experts
NYT: Drawing Down, With a Vigilant Eye on Pakistan
NatJ: Plan Was Compromise; White House Wanted Troops Out by Early 2012
NatJ: Obama's Choice: A Partial Exit, With Re-election in Mind
WSJ: Editorial: Unplugging the Afghan Surge
NYT: Editorial: The Way Out?
WaPo: Editorial: The president may be sabotaging his own Afghanistan strategy
Dana Milbank: ‘Mission accomplished,’ Obama style
Jennifer Rubin: For Obama, it’s all about getting out of Afghanistan
George Will: John McCain’s never-ending war
William Kristol: Why the Summer of 2012?
Human Events: The Afghanistan Drawdown Speech
American Spectator: Withdrawal Toward What?
Guardian UK: Afghan army successes cannot mask fears of what happens when US goes

Hill: House sets up Friday vote on limiting funding for Libya mission
WSJ: Republicans Delay Vote on Limiting U.S. Role in Libya
Hill: Obama's aggravation with Congress over Libya on display
WSJ: Editorial: Libya and Republicans
Sens. Joe Lieberman & Marco Rubio: Victory Is the Answer in Libya

Wash Times: Panetta to carry political baggage to the Pentagon

NYT: OpEd: Three States Short of a Secure Community

WSJ: Bipartisan Debt Talks Grow More Contentious
DC: Conservative groups, lawmakers officially roll out Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge
Human Events: Cut, Cap and Balance--As in the Budget--Full-Speed Ahead
Hill: GOP split over niche tax breaks
Hill: DeMint: balanced budget pledge a 'dealbreaker' for support
Hill: Senator Corker warns debt-ceiling deal could be too modest for Republicans
Hill: Dems call for stimulus in debt deal as CBO offers warnings
WaPo: Congressional Budget Office warns of debt explosion
NatJ: CBO Releases Daunting Long-Term Outlook
Wash Times: A do-nothing Congress could solve deficit woes, CBO says
Hill: Lawmakers grumble over secret Biden talks
Wash Times: Bernanke: Spending cuts won’t boost jobs
NYT: Editorial: Budget Cutters v. the Law

WSJ: Fed Darkens Its Outlook but Plans No Changes
WaPo: Federal Reserve, acknowledging slowdown, reins in forecasts for economic growth
NatJ: Bernanke: No Timeline for Ending the Fed’s Accommodative Policies
Rep. Ron Paul: Time to end Federal Reserve secrecy

Examiner: Editorial: Details of McKinsey study expose Obamacare flimflam
American Thinker: Did the Supreme Court Tip its Hand on ObamaCare?

WSJ: OpEd: The Food-Stamp Crime Wave
Victor Davis Hanson: The Department of Food Subsidies

NYT: Editorial: Cloud Over the Court

Wash Times: GOP rips plan for climate office
NYT: Gore Criticizes Obama For Record on Climate
WaPo: Gore, criticizing fellow Dem, says Obama has failed to fight for global warming cause
Rush Limbaugh: Algore Gloms on to Discredited, Crackpot Overpopulation Theory

NYT: OpEd: Free to Search and Seize

IOWA

DMR: Results of year’s first Iowa Poll on GOP field coming this weekend

NEVADA

NYT: Family Act Extends Reign in Las Vegas, With a Bit Less Glitter

NEW YORK


NYT: Cuomo Secures Big Givebacks In Union Deal
NY Post: Gov's deal for union pay freeze
NYDN: Cuomo reaches tentative deal with CSEA, state's largest public employees union
Albany TU: CSEA deal avoids layoff pain
NYT: Editorial: A Reasonable Public Union Deal

WaPo: Closed-door talks on Cuomo’s gay marriage bill to continue, possibly Thursday
NYDN: Senate Republicans moving closer to saying 'I do' to gay marriage in New York State

NYT: Deal Will Make It Harder to Use Renovation to Free Apartments From Rent Regulation
NYT: Overtime at the Capitol Leaves Legislators Rummaging for Clothes
NYT: For SUNY and CUNY, Top Lawmakers Support Plan to Raise Tuition $300 a Year
Buffalo News: Deals elusive in Albany as UB is among those waiting

NYT: Albany Mulls Altering Way State Permits Power Plants

NYT: Taxi Bill Has Potential Foe in Cuomo. Mario Cuomo.

Politico: Remember Kathy Hochul?

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: California Controller John Chiang's unlikely turn in the spotlight

Ted Nugent: Supreme Court puts the innocent to death

LA Times: California families are changing, U.S. Census data show

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: GOP poll: Tea party movement could cost Republicans in 2012
Roll Call: Florida Senate Hopeful Hires Two McCain Veterans
SPT: Man behind Gov. Rick Scott's message doesn't always play nice with press

GEORGIA

Politico: Georgia immigrant crackdown backfires

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Day 9 for Blagojevich jury deliberations
Chicago ST: Blagojevich jury ends day eight with no verdict. We now look to day 9

Chicago Tribune: All eyes turn to Illinois for next gun battle

INDIANA

NYT: The Indiana Exception? Yes, but...

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Marathon budget talks in doubt

WISCONSIN

Daily Caller: Wisc. Republican asks voters to stick with him in recall election
Roll Call: Wisconsin Freshman Goofs on Disclosure Forms
Milwaukee JS: Walker fields at least 15 GOP requests for budget vetoes

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Multiple choice for SB 5 vote?

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Bolger resists run for Senate seat
Roll Call: Anuzis Boosts Potential Stabenow Challengers

WSJ: Michigan Leans Anew on Big Three
Wash Times: Imported workers wanted in jobs-poor Michigan

Roll Call: Between the Lines: Schwarz and Schauer Drawn Out of Old Michigan Seat

MISSOURI

Roll Call: Crossroads Targets McCaskill on Radio

VIRGINIA

Fox: Virginia Official Prepares to Sue Feds Over Illegal Immigrant Files

CONNECTICUT

Roll Call: Speaker Jumps Into Open-Seat Race in Connecticut

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Mass. finds new system not cutting health costs

ARIZONA

WaPo: Astronaut Mark Kelly; Arizona’s next senator?

COLORADO

WSJ: Colorado Out of Joint Over Pot Shops

UTAH

Roll Call: Hatch Lets Loose His Inner Tea Party









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June 22, 2011



PRESIDENTIAL

WaPo: Romney sharpens attack on Dodd-Frank financial regulations
NatJ: Mitt Romney Stiffs Grover Norquist
Politico: Mitt Romney to skip July Vegas debate, do six forums through October
NYT: Romney Sets Fall Debate Schedule



WaPo: Michele Bachmann, officially running for president
NYT: Roots of Bachmann’s Ambition Began at Home
Politico: Michele Bachmann's Iowa announcement coming Monday



WaPo: Huntsman joins GOP race
WSJ: Soft-Spoken Huntsman Enters the GOP Race
Human Events: Jon Huntsman Announces Presidential Bid
Wash Times: Huntsman vows to be different GOP candidate
NatJ: Huntsman Kicks Off Bid, With Respect
Hill: Huntsman launches bid for White House, attacks 'corrosive' politics
Politico: Jon Huntsman bets on electability
NYT: Jon Huntsman in Exeter, N.H.
NatJ: Jon Huntsman: 10 Things You Can Call Him
Dana Milbank: Jon Huntsman’s first step toward oblivion
Rush Limbaugh: Huntsman Calls for Civility Where Reagan Stood to Eviscerate Carter
Rush Limbaugh: Correction: Huntsman is Pro-Life

NYT: Pawlenty to Begin Airing Ads in Iowa
Daily Caller: Pawlenty makes ad buy in Iowa
Politico: Tim Pawlenty warns GOP on perils of isolationism
Politico: Tim Pawlenty to bring back 'Obamneycare'
Weekly Standard: Tim Pawlenty Warns Against Retreat, Isolationism

Newt Gingrich: Anti-Religious Speech Police in America
WSJ: Gingrich Loses Two More Top Staffers
Daily Caller: Gingrich’s top fundraising staff resigns
Chris Cillizza: Newt Gingrich had second line of credit at Tiffany and Co.

DC: Herman Cain bashes Mitt Romney for playing ‘political games’ with debate

Human Events: Who Is Gary Johnson?

Daily Caller: GOPers wait to see if Palin, Perry will shake-up 2012 race
Politico: A Texas-sized quandary for Rick Perry
NRO: Five Points in Perry’s Favor
Rich Lowry: The Rise of Uncompassionate Conservatism
DC: Carville on Texas Gov. Rick Perry: ‘He talks a lot and he’s not very bright’

Wash Times: Michigan congressman mulls crowded race for White House (Rep. McCotter)

NYT: In G.O.P. Presidential Race, a Focus on Cash Over Votes

WSJ: Barack's Biggest Fan (Bill Clinton)

Hill: GOP: President Obama beatable in 2012 with the right candidate
Emmett Tyrrell: Presidential race made easy
Rasmussen: Generic Republican Candidate 45%, Obama 43%
Politico: Poll: 3 in 10 sure they'll vote Obama
Politico: Can Barack Obama cash in on small donors?
Rush Limbaugh: Like a Vampire, Obama Sucks the Blood Out of American Capitalism

James Taranto: 'Jim Crow' Lie: Asking for ID is discriminatory only when it comes to voting?

Michael Barone: The Surprising Roots of Liberal Nostalgia

Thomas Friedman: 100 Days (a plea for a 3rd party)

NatJ: The GOP Redistricting Advantage

Roll Call: GOP Freshmen to Score NRCC’s Patriot Cash

Politico: Campaigns use new software to tally hard numbers

LA Times: Recall elections surge in local and state governments

NATIONAL


WSJ: House GOP Digs In on Debt Ceiling
WaPo: Senate budget chairman says $2 trillion not enough
Politico: Reps. Cantor, Camp reject McConnell's pitch of a short-term hike to debt ceiling
NatJ: Debt-Ceiling Compromise a Double-Edged Sword for Dems, Republicans
Dick Morris: Voters split on Ryan plan
Sen. Rand Paul: What's Another $2.4 Trillion?

WaPo: Economic signs change; Fed policies do not
NYT: Fed’s 3-Year Rescue Plan Falling Short of Promise
WSJ: QE 2 Proves No Silver Bullet
WSJ: Home Resales Slide 3.8%
Fox: Housing Market Defies Federal Efforts to Revive It, Weighing the Economy Down

WSJ: Obama vs. ATMs: Why Technology Doesn't Destroy Jobs

Wash Times: Obama to lay out pace of troop pullout
Reuters: Obama to unveil plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
Guardian UK: Barack Obama and Pentagon split on Afghanistan pullout
WaPo: Obama’s task: maintaining support for Afghan war
NYT: U.S. Mission Exposes Divisions in Congress and Within G.O.P.
WSJ: Obama's Afghan Choice
NYT: Slow Domestic Economy Puts Focus on Cost of Two Wars

NatJ: Kerry, McCain Push One-Year Authorization for Libya Operations
Boston Globe: Kerry, McCain push role in Libya
Jonah Goldberg: Libya and America’s Commitment Problem

NYT: Two Senators Assail Health Care Law
NYT: Editorial: Medicare Back on the Hustings
Fox: Medicare Officials: Health Care Law Lets Early Retirees Qualify for Medicaid
DC: Feds look to regulate food similar to tobacco, with hopes of saving money on health care

Hill: Labor board moves to hasten elections
WSJ: Plan to Ease Way for Unions
WSJ: The Union 'Quickie'
Examiner: Editorial: Labor panel wants free pass for union thugs
NRO: Editorial: Runaway Agency
DC: Republicans, employers cry foul on new Labor Dept., NLRB rules

Fox: Thousands Poised to Enter Deportation Process After Mass ICE Arrest

WSJ: Wal-Mart Ruling to Have Wide Reach
NYT: OpEd: Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture
DC: Ann Coulter takes on Howard Dean about Wal-Mart SCOTUS decision

Wash Times: Supremes retreat from climate panic
NYT: Editorial: The Carbon Ruling
Daily Caller: Gore promoting fewer children to curb pollution

WSJ: Nuts to Acorn

WSJ: Senate Confirms Panetta as Defense Secretary
NYT: 100-to-0 Vote Puts Panetta in Top Post
WaPo: Leon Panetta, CIA director, unanimously confirmed by Senate as defense secretary

LA Times: Commerce secretary nominee John Bryson promises 'relentless focus' on jobs
Human Events: Commerce Nominee Bryson Says Private Sector Jobs Are His Top Priority

WaPo: After 17 years, Pentagon renovation is complete

WSJ: Government Jobs, Outside Income

SOUTH CAROLINA

WSJ: S.C. Lawmakers Pass Illegal-Immigration Bill

Fox: No Money in South Carolina Budget to Fund 2012 GOP Primary

NEVADA

Roll Call: Majority Stakes for Nevada

NEW YORK


WaPo: NY GOP postpones pivotal gay marriage vote; Wed. session likely to see resolution
NYT: Albany Reaches Deal on Tax Cap and Rent Rules
Albany TU: Rush to finish at the Capitol
NY Post: Rent-control deal leaves one fight -- gay marriage
Rochester D&C: SUNY tuition, tax cap deals in the works

NYT: For New Life, Blacks in City Head to South

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: California Legislators Lose Pay in Budget Jam
LA Times: California Legislature to forfeit pay, Chiang says
NYT: Public Unions Take On Boss to Win Big Pensions

FLORIDA

WSJ: Florida Lawmaker Faces Ethics Review (Rep. Alcee Hastings)
NatJ: House Ethics Office Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims Against Alcee Hastings

American Spectator: A Florida Senate Primer

Miami Herald: Redistricting revives age-old tensions between rural and urban Florida

Miami Herald: Shakeup continues in governor’s office

SPT: Gerard Robinson is Florida's new commissioner of education

GEORGIA

WSJ: New Front in Benefits Fight, Atlanta May Drop Pensions

LOUISIANA

Hill: CREW files ethics complaint against Vitter

ILLINOIS

NYT: On Day 7, Speculation About Blagojevich Jury Grows
LI: Blago, How Art Thou?

INDIANA

Fox: Indiana Planned Parenthood Stops Seeing Medicaid Patients

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Assembly passes concealed carry bill, sends to Walker

OHIO


Columbus Dispatch: Senate GOP adds photo-ID vote rule

MICHIGAN

Roll Call: Michigan Redistricting Puts Peters in a Pickle

Detroit News: Gov. Snyder signs 'milestone' budget for Michigan

ARKANSAS

WSJ: Court Stops Funding Cuts to Arkansas Schools

VIRGINIA

Wash Times: Three Allen trackers look for another ‘macaca’ gaffe

NEW JERSEY

Human Events: Christie Wins on Pension, Health Benefits Reform





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