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April 30, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

Pete DuPont: A Choice, Not an Echo
Salena Zito: The Jacksonian-Jeffersonian Vote
Allysia Finley: Purple State Math
Chris Cillizza: Mitt Romney’s road to presidency this fall looks narrow on electoral map
Joe Curl: Rejoice Republicans - Romney is for real
Politico: Barbour: Romney well-positioned
Jed Babbin: Romney's Reflexes
American Thinker: How Romney can Supercharge Conservatives

NatJ: Romney Calls for Protection of Chinese Dissident

NYT: Ryan’s Rise From Follower to G.O.P. Trailblazer
WaPo: Barbour and Villaraigosa: VP Rubio not magic bullet
Miami Herald: Case against Marco Rubio for VP grows by $8,000
Juan Williams: Condoleezza Rice would be game changer as Romney VP pick

Roll Call: Republican Youth Ready for Campaign

Politico: Mitt Romney's lukewarm endorsers
NYT: When Rivals Concede, but Are in No Rush to Endorse
Hill: Lawmakers: Newt's long farewell may cost him at Republican convention
American Spectator: The Last Man Standing

LA Times: As governor, Romney faced challenge on gay marriage

NYT: Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws
NYT: Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes
WTimes: A former critic, Bill Clinton stumps for Obama
Hill: Bill Clinton, Obama team up at fundraiser to hammer Romney
WSJ: Hollywood Returning to Obama Fold
WSJ: GOP Pricks Obama; He Needles Back
Hill: Obama’s green team comes out swinging
WaPo: Threat from mounting public job losses tested Obama’s economic strategy
Examiner: Obama camp claims Romney lacks commander's grit

WTimes: Obama’s re-election strategists resurrect bin Laden
Fox: Obama campaign defends bin Laden ad, as Romney adviser slams 'divisive' video
Hill: One year later, Obama team looks for lasting bin Laden bounce



CONGRESSIONAL

Sen. Ron Johnson: Obama, Democrats not serious about passing budget
Examiner: Editorial: Democrats shy from budget so they can bash GOP
NYT: Editorial: The Economy Downshifts

WTimes: Boehner: Romney’s success is a model for Americans
WaPo: Boehner: Obama picking fake fights

HE: Paul Ryan: 'Meet this moment, & bring about change from the debt-laden welfare state'

Rep. Randy Forbes: The Air Force we need

NatJ: Postmaster General Says Congress Must Act

WaPo: House hopeful about a cybersecurity bill



NATIONAL


WSJ: OpEd: How Big Banks Threaten Our Economy
Victor Davis Hanson: Sitting Out Obama: The president has investors scared stiff

WaPo: Editorial: What college students need most
Paul Krugman: Wasting Our Minds

WaPo: Obama criticized in reversal on child farm-labor regulations

WSJ: The Tea Party's Inner ACLU



CALIFORNIA

Dan Walters: California judges' war heading into a new phase

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Perry taps favorites, political roots with endorsements

Politico: Dems mine Texas for their 2012 cash

GEORGIA

AJC: Religion and the race for president: A south Georgia pastor’s take

INDIANA

PoliPundit: Lugar scrubbing his web site of DREAM Act

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Vikings stadium caught in Capitol stare down

WISCONSIN

WaPo: Wisconsin Democrats divided over who to best oust Walker in recall election
Milwaukee JS: Walker's headquarters in double secret location

Milwaukee JS: May 8 primary kicks off legislative recalls in Wisconsin

KENTUCKY

Roll Call: Mitch McConnell Prepared for 2014 Campaign

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Editorial: Bigotry on the Ballot

MASSACHUSETTS

Volokh: Elizabeth Warren Herself Claimed “Minority” Status
Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren has no reservations on Native status
Politico: The debate over Warren's claim of Native American heritage

Boston Globe: State GOP’s caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted

Politico: John Kerry in 2012 spotlight

MAINE

Hill: Snowe’s retirement leaves Senate Dems with tough decision

ARIZONA

Roll Call: GOP Primary Heats Up Arizona Senate Race

Roll Call: Arizona: NRCC Releases Ad Slamming Barber

ALASKA

Politico: Ron Paul's Alaska payback








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April 29, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

WTimes: Romney tries to broaden appeal, tones down rhetoric
WaPo: Mitt Romney’s aides point to candidate’s lighter side
WSJ: Romney Advisers Concede the Personality Contest
WSJ: Republicans Decry Obama Campaign Video
Fox: GOP follows Romney's lead in parrying Democrats

Hill: Romney campaign aide claims auto bailout was Romney's idea



Appleton PC: Romney's VP choice figures to be Portman
National Review: Portman’s Biking Pal Is Romney’s Chief Strategist
Daily Caller: Pat Buchanan: Rubio ‘too young,’ ‘too callow’ too ‘neoconservative’ for VP slot
Dick Polman: The running-mate question

Dan Balz: Gingrich was unsuccessful but entertaining. Now what?
CNN: Newt Gingrich to end presidential bid on Wednesday, source says

HChron: Ron Paul still pushing to win Texas presidential primary

WSJ: Obama Gets Turn to Poke Fun
NYT: Obama Targets Romney at White House Correspondents' Dinner
WTimes: Obama pokes Romney, Gingrich at White House Correspondents Dinner
Daily Caller: Obama nips Romney at White House Correspondents’ Association dinner
Politico: Obama White House Correspondents' Dinner speech pokes at GOP
Hill: Obama takes on the war on dogs, drunk texts from Hillary Clinton
NYT: White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Highlights
WaPo: White House correspondents’ dinner: Where Hollywood, Capitol Hill shine
WSJ: Transcript of Obama’s Remarks at the White House Correspondents Dinner
NatJ: Obama: Bad for Comedians

Examiner: Obama struggling to win back under-30 crowd
Michael Barone: Obama losing rock star status with young

Weekly Standard: Obama’s Senior Swindle

Seattle Times: Protesters at party conventions could be armed



CONGRESSIONAL

Hill: Ryan touts budget as way 'to save the American Dream'

Fox: Grassley not satisfied with Secret Service clean up, presses for full investigations

Daily Caller: Sessions marks three years without budget: ‘Deliberate plan’ by Democrats

Hill: Senate Democrats plan another trap for Romney with female voters



NATIONAL


NYT: In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out

Fox: Nugent says he's insulted by concert cancellation

WaPo: Sunday Talk Shows 4/29/12



IOWA

WaPo: Iowa’s Leonard Boswell faces a GOP challenger who is aligned with Boehner

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boston Herald: Romney’s N.H. trip shows state’s value

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: State Democratic and Republican Party leaders go head-to-head in live chat

TEXAS

NYT: The Dewhurst Legacy: Skilled Politician or Pushover?
Dallas MN: Senate candidate Ted Cruz aims to pick up mantle of Reagan
NYT: Cultivating Endorsements for That Rainy Day

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Fla. GOP banks on Romney for seats at the table

Politico: The hunt for Allen West

Miami Herald: FEC fines Marco Rubio’s 2010 Senate campaign
Politico: Rubio fined for taking improper donations

INDIANA

Weekly Standard: 'Young Guns' Fire Another Shot for Lugar in Senate Primary

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Legislators are stuck on taxes, bonds and Vikings

WISCONSIN

NYT: Recall Election Tests Strategies for November
Milwaukee JS: Democratic candidates for governor take aim at Walker
Milwaukee JS: Editorial: Walker, GOP took eyes off the ball on job creation

OHIO


LA Times: In rural Ohio, the presidential campaign feels far away

MISSOURI

NYT: Editorial: A Senator Fights Back (McCaskill)

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: For Edwards and Aide, Another Lost Love Story
NYDN: One week into John Edwards' federal trial: Sex, lies and politics

VIRGINIA

WTimes: Allen absorbs jabs from GOP rivals
WaPo: Rivals criticize George Allen in first debate in Va. GOP Senate race
Examiner: 4 Virginia GOP Senate contenders varied little on policy in debate

Politico: The clash of the Virginia titans

Rasmussen: 58% in Virginia Approve of Governor McDonnell’s Performance

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Brown lands one from half court
Boston Globe: In emails, Mass. Senate race takes harsher turn

COLORADO

Denver Post: Colorado legislators cheer budget, but some parts still draw critics

ALASKA

Alaska Dispatch: Ron Paul supporters take over Alaska Republican Party








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April 28, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

NatJ: Romney Begins to Tell the Story of Romney
WSJ: Romney Team Says Obama Campaign ‘Flailing’
WSJ: Romney to Students: Consider the Record Not Rhetoric
NYT: Crucial to Romney, Florida’s Latino Voters Are Wary of Him, Too
WSJ: Romney Charters Jet From Campaign Treasurer
Bill O'Reilly: Rich Guys

Politico: Why Jeb Bush doesn't want to be vice president
Rasmussen: Condi for Veep? 66% View Former Secretary of State Favorably

NYT: Obama Trumpets Killing of Bin Laden, and Critics Pounce
NYT: Obama Campaign Raises Money for Hillary Clinton
WTimes: Major Obama ‘bundler’ gets Dutch ambassador’s post
James Taranto: Obama the Unseemly

WSJ: How Volatile Economy Rattles 2012 Race
WSJ: Hide-and-Seek With Campaign Cash

Frank Luntz: Five myths about conservative voters
Jonah Goldberg: Top five cliches that liberals use to avoid real arguments



CONGRESSIONAL



NYT: House Passes Student Loan Bill Despite Veto Threat
WaPo: House approves student loan plan despite veto threat
WTimes: House defies Obama to pass student loan bill
Fox: GOP ignores veto threat, passes student loan bill
Rush Limbaugh: Obama to Veto GOP Student Loan Fix?

NYT: Obama Signs Order to Limit Aggressive College Recruiting of Veterans
WSJ: Trying to Shed Student Debt: Lawmakers Rethink Bankruptcy-Law Ban

Fox: Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious
Politico: House GOP still mulling Holder contempt
Hill: Oversight says reports of Holder contempt citation are false

Politico: John Boehner's poker face

Hill: Grassley lifts holds on two FCC nominees

WaPo: The Democrats’ three-pronged plan for the ‘War on Women’

Hill: White House says no recess appointments during recess



NATIONAL


WTimes: U.S. growth slows to 2.2 percent in first quarter
NYT: U.S. Growth Slows to 2.2%, Report Says
WSJ: Slowing Growth Stirs Recovery Fears
NYT: European Fiscal Crisis Could Shape Debate Over U.S. Economy
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Has Destroyed the US Economy

WaPo: FCC to require more disclosure about political ads

NYT: Fewer Illegal Immigrants Stopped for Traffic Violations Will Face Deportation

NYT: Secret Service Tightens Travel Rules for Its Staff
WTimes: New Secret Service rules on alcohol, unsavory bars
NYDN: Agent who stiffed hooker is identified as Arthur Huntington

Rush Limbaugh: Thoughts on the Space Shuttle

WSJ: OpEd: How Retirement Benefits May Sink the States

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Says He Makes History, Then Repeats It

Albany TU: Justice Dept. does not object to 63rd Senate seat

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 36%

INDIANA

Roll Call: Indiana: Sarah Palin Backs Richard Mourdock for Senate
Politico: Palin backs Lugar’s opponent in primary
Hill: Palin endorses Lugar challenger
Weekly Standard: Palin Endorses Mourdock (McCain for Lugar)

NORTH DAKOTA

Politico: Poll: Heitkamp leads in North Dakota

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Feds OK Walker plans to cut Medicaid costs

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Wife of Ex-Aide Testifies About Work for Edwards

VIRGINIA

NYT: In Virginia, 2 Ex-Governors Vie for Senate and Balance of Power

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Tax Returns for Massachusetts Candidates Show Neither Qualifies as Average
Boston Globe: From humble roots to top of income ladder

ARIZONA

WSJ: Ad Wars in Arizona Special Election

Hill: Flake accuses GOP primary challenger of buying Facebook supporters

NEW MEXICO

WaPo: NM governor’s grandfather not an illegal immigrant, became a US citizen in 1942













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April 27, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ: GOP Blasts Obama for Travel Costs
Fox: Michelle Obama's Spain vacation cost taxpayers nearly $470G, watchdog group claims

Peggy Noonan: A Bush League President
WaPo: OpEd: Obama’s weak spots on counterterrorism are open to Romney
Kim Strassel: The President Has a List: Obama attempts to intimidate Romney contributors

NYT: Romney Uses ‘Cold War Prism,’ Biden Says in Foreign Policy Attack
Lawrence Summers: Romney’s fiscal fantasy plan

Daily Caller: Pollster: Economy’s next 30 days crucial to Obama re-election campaign
Charlie Cook: One-Track Minds: The Economy
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Could Win in a Landslide
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-By Media Can't Spin Unemployment Numbers Anymore

WTimes: When hit by Obama, Romney’s reply is ‘jobs’

Politico: Jeb Bush: The vice president pick Democrats fear most
Hill: Mitt Romney's VP pick is not just a matter of who, but when

WaPo: Obama reelection campaign to target a new voter set: military families

NYT: Gingrich Is Quitting (Just Give Him a Little Time)
WaPo: Could Newt Gingrich help Mitt Romney?
WTimes: Gingrich campaign spending, records raise questions

NYT: Editorial: Opening the Broadcasters’ Books



CONGRESSIONAL



WSJ: Rep. Ryan Takes on Georgetown
Roll Call: Catholics Divided on Paul Ryan Budget Plan
Human Events: The Heresy of Paul Ryan
WSJ: The Vatican's Corrective to Liberal Catholics

LA Times: Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious

NYT: House Votes to Approve Disputed Hacking Bill
Hill: House approves cybersecurity bill over Obama veto threat

WSJ: Farm Plan Seeks Deep Subsidy Cut

NYT: Senate Votes to Reauthorize Domestic Violence Act
WSJ: Domestic-Violence Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House
WaPo: Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill passed by Senate

NYT: Student Loan Debate Becomes Election-Year Fight
WSJ: Obama rocks the youth vote by socking taxpayers
WaPo: Two Republican House members say Obama misquoted them
Fox: Republicans clashing with Obama over election-year student loan push
Examiner: Boehner: Obama's student loans tactics 'pathetic'
Roger Hedgecock: Obama doesn't deserve the student vote

NYT: With G.O.P.’s Ear, Rubio Pushes Dream Act Proposal
Fox: Boehner: Difficult to do Rubio's immigration bill
NatJ: Rubio's Gift to Romney on Immigration
Byron York: Immigration declines but enforcement needed

WaPo: Editorial: The Senate mails it in

Hill: Lawmakers already talking of punting big issues to 2013

Sens. Levin & Alexander: Fighting Senate gridlock through self-restraint

WaPo: PAC clout will be greater on Capitol Hill than on Pennsylvania Ave.



NATIONAL


Fox: Report: Health care law rebates to top $1B
WaPo: Insurance rebates totalling $1.3 billion could be on the way this summer, study says
James Taranto: What's the difference between Jonathan Alter and Joe Conason?

NYT: Secret Service Agent’s Colombia Plea Proved True
WaPo: Lawmaker confirms Secret Service investigating new misconduct allegations
Fox: Secret Service looking into latest prostitution claim -- this time in El Salvador

WSJ: EPA Video Prompts Apology
Fox: EPA official apologizes for call to 'crucify' oil companies, senator investigating
Michelle Malkin: 'Crucify them': The Obama way
Rush Limbaugh: Obama EPA Official Vows to "Crucify" Oil and Gas Industry



NEW YORK

Albany TU: Judges weigh size of Senate

NYT: Former State Senator Is Sentenced to 7 Years in Vast Bribery Case

CALIFORNIA

Fox: California city on bankruptcy brink discovers illegal payouts to elected officials

FLORIDA

Fox: Judge says Florida governor's order to drug test state workers unconstitutional

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Voter ID suspended for recall elections
American Thinker: Sixty-Million Dollar Union Assault on Wisconsin Governor Walker

NEBRASKA

Hill: Nebraska battle complicates GOP effort to retake Senate

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Edwards Ex-Aide Admits Stealth Campaign Billing
WaPo: Ex-Edwards aide: Donors’ cash meant for Edwards’ mistress went into aide’s NC house
Fox: Edwards' defense gets tough with ex-aide after days of lurid testimony
NY Post: Cheatin’ Edwards’ sneakin’ voicemails













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April 26, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL



Fox: Romney moves to consolidate GOP support, court ex-rivals' backers
WSJ: The Romney Opportunity
NYT: Republicans Urge Romney to Promote Positive Vision
Rasmussen: Virginia: Romney 45%, Obama 44%
Rasmussen: Missouri: Romney 48%, Obama 45%
Hill: Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'
American Thinker: Mitt Needs to Weaponize Transparency
National Review: Romney and the Youth Vote

Ann Coulter: Romney Doing the Job Republican Establishment Just Won't Do
EJ Dionne: Romney’s principled, radical view for America

Karl Rove: I Was Wrong About Dick Cheney . . .
WTimes: Amid VP buzz, Rubio shows muscle on foreign policy
Roll Call: Mitch Daniels: No One Should Rule Out VP Bid

James Taranto: '84 No More: Are presidential landslides impossible now?

WSJ: Gingrich Dropping White House Bid
NYT: Yielding to ‘the Real World,’ Gingrich Tells Romney He’ll Quit the Race
NYT: Gingrich Tells Romney He Will Quit Race
WaPo: Newt Gingrich to suspend campaign
WTimes: Gingrich signals it’s time to quit
WTimes: Newt Gingrich to suspend his campaign
Hill: Timing of Gingrich exit from GOP race has observers scratching their heads
Examiner: How Gingrich's campaign hurt the free-market cause
Gail Collins: The End of Newt
Chris Cillizza: Newt Gingrich played his role in the 2012 race to a fault — literally

WaPo: Rick Perry endorses Mitt Romney

NatJ: RNC Calls for Investigation of Obama Trips
Fox: RNC Files Complaint Over Obama Swing State Travel

Jen Rubin: Is Obama cool or tiresome?
Fareed Zakaria: Obama has the wrong campaign theme

WTimes: GOP isn’t conceding youth vote amid Obama college tour

WaPo: Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors

NatJ: The growth of urbanized areas could shift some states from red to blue

Politico: Andrew Cuomo vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Politico: Poll: Hillary Clinton's popularity soars



CONGRESSIONAL

WSJ: Postal Rescue Passes Senate
WaPo: Senate approves changes for the U.S. Postal Service
NYT: Senate Passes Plan to Give Postal Service Fiscal Relief
WTimes: Senate allows closing of post offices to cut costs
Fox: Senate votes to slow closing of post offices

Politico: Government shutdown on the horizon?

Fox: Boehner: House to vote Friday on student loans
NatJ: House Republicans Offer Student Loan Rate Fix
NYT: Two Parties Find a Way to Agree, and Disagree, on Student Loan Rates
Rush: Dems Intentionally Wrote Law to Make Student Loan Interest Double in Election Year

Boston Globe: Push for health care an error, Barney Frank says

WaPo: Congress focuses on Violence Against Women Act

NYT: 2 House Democrats Defeated After Opposing Health Law
WSJ: The Bite of Redistricting Shrinks Ranks of Blue Dogs

Fox: Ryan facing Catholic prof complaints over budget comments ahead of G'town speech



NATIONAL


WSJ: Agent Probe Finds No Other Scandal
WaPo: Scandal tests Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan for a second time

NYT: Fed Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast for 2013 and 2014

CNS: EPA Official's 'Philosophy' On Oil Companies: 'Crucify Them'

WSJ: Education Slowdown Threatens U.S.

WSJ: OpEd: Why Women Make Less Than Men

NYT: White House Announces Intention to Encourage Biological Manufacturing Methods



COURTS

WSJ: Justices Weigh Arizona Law
Fox: Supreme Court signals support for Arizona immigration law provision
WTimes: Justices suggest Arizona is helping on immigration
LA Times: Supreme Court may uphold part of Arizona immigration law
NatJ: Arizona's ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Immigration Provision Could Stand
WaPo: Arizona immigration law: Supreme Court seems receptive to parts of crackdown
NYT: Justices Seem Sympathetic to Key Part of Arizona Law
NYT: A Hearing and Rallies Over a Law in Arizona
NYT: Editorial: Arizona v. United States
Dana Milbank: On AZ immigration law, Justice Scalia and street protesters make same case
Rush Limbaugh: Immigration News All Bad for Democrats



NEW YORK

NYT: Espada’s Lawyer Calls Embezzlement Charges ‘Rotten to the Core’

NYT: Cuomo Says Talk of White House Bid Is Premature

CALIFORNIA

NYT: California: Marine to Be Discharged for Anti-Obama Posts on Facebook

TEXAS

Roll Call: Texas: GOP Senate Candidates Place Major Ad Buys
Austin AS: As campaign heats up, Senate candidates focus on early voters

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Rubio’s grandfather’s near deportation from U.S. prompts more scrutiny
NatJ: Accepting the Neocon Torch: Marco Rubio
American Spectator: Toward a Neo-Reaganite Marco Rubio
WSJ: Video: Rubio’s Foreign-Policy Speech
WaPo: Marco Rubio’s Dream Act alternative a challenge for Obama on illegal immigration

Roll Call: Florida: Vern Buchanan Has 22-Point Lead in GOP Poll

ILLINOIS

George Will: Illinois is running out of time and money

INDIANA

Roll Call: Indiana: Richard Mourdock Spot Hits Home for Dick Lugar
William Kristol: Young Guns Support Elderly RINO

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Barrett looks like front-runner in primary to take on Walker

OHIO


Politico: Now, Sherrod Brown's going up

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Legislators wary about recovery propose big cuts for state prison system

MISSOURI

Rasmussen: Missouri Senate: Steelman (R) 49%, McCaskill (D) 42%

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Aide Tells of the Demise of His Friendship With Edwards
WSJ: Edwards Lawyer Says Ex-Aide Gained From Relationship
WaPo: Ex- aide: Edwards' ‘living hell’ in secret meeting, denied knowing of payoffs
Fox: Ex-aide testifies how cover-up of Edwards' affair unraveled, along with their friendship

DC: Taxpayer cash used to pay off alleged NC Dems’ sexual harassment victim?

VIRGINIA

WTimes: Virginia ruling aids Alaska climate suit

Fox: White House 'gate crasher' to run for governor of Virginia

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Claims a Win in Pennsylvania

CONNECTICUT

Politico: Connecticut Bans Death Penalty
Hartford Courant: Without Fanfare, Malloy Signs Bill Abolishing Death Penalty

Weekly Standard: Shays Campaign on WWE's History of Violence

MASSACHUSETTS

Weekly Standard: Warren Received Interest-Free Loan from Harvard

COLORADO

Denver Post: Civil-unions bill gets initial nod in Colorado Senate

UTAH

Roll Call: Utah: Orrin Hatch Picks Up Chamber Endorsement
National Review: Utah’s Next Senator?












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April 25, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL





Boston Globe: Romney launches national campaign
Boston Globe: Mitt Romney asking voters how life has improved under Obama
WSJ: Romney Marches Toward GOP Nomination
WTimes: Sweep has Romney looking to November
Politico: Mitt Romney 's 5-state sweep
NYT: After 5 More Contests, Romney Solidifies Lead
WaPo: Romney says ‘better America begins tonight’
Human Events: Mitt Romney’s primary sweep
NYT: Romney Delivers Big Primary Wins, Assails Obama in Speech
WSJ: Romney Declares Start of 'New Campaign' — Full Text of Speech

WSJ: Candidates Battle for Young Voters
WSJ: The Obama-Romney Education Plan
Jen Rubin: Are we subsidizing student debt too generously?

Examiner: Immigration remains risky issue for Romney
Dana Milbank: Romney won’t be able to shake immigration debate
Michael Barone: Shrinking problem: Illegal immigration from Mexico
National Review: So, Is Mexican Immigration Over?

Dallas MN: Romney bandwagon picks up 2 Texans: Reps. Jeb Hensarling and Sam Johnson
WaPo: Mitt Romney adviser Richard Grenell faces backlash over tweets, sexual orientation
WSJ: Cuomo Dismisses Romney’s Election Prospects



Politico: Rob Portman: Vice President Vanilla?
Hill: Bain Capital hires hint Romney's VP selection might be a mini-Mitt
Human Events: In the Social Media world, Rubio would be Romney's Veep choice

NatJ: Gingrich Loses by a Landslide … Again
Fox: Romney promises 'better America' after 5-state sweep puts pressure on Gingrich
NYT: After Delaware Primary, Gingrich Campaign Will ‘Reassess’ Race

WSJ: Santorum Ready to Meet With Romney

NYT: Warmth of Campus Spotlight Beckons Obama Back
Fox: Obama sings 'slow jams' on Jimmy Fallon
Kathleen Parker: Obama’s foolhardy trip to North Carolina
James Taranto: 'We Can't Wait'

Jonah Goldberg: Corzine: Obama’s Tainted Bundler

NatJ: Obama, Losing His Coalition
Rush Limbaugh: CNN: Obama Crowd Half the Size of '08
Rush Limbaugh: Mikhail Gorbachev Endorses Barack Obama

Dick Morris: Gender gap is smaller



CONGRESSIONAL

NYT: Bid to Block Postal Service Bill Falls Short in Senate
WTimes: GSA reverberations hit Postal Service

WaPo: House to vote on bill preventing GSA-like conferences
Examiner: GSA scandal prompts limits on federal conferences

Hill: Hatch looks to free up House-passed energy bills in Senate

Hill: GOP concedes on domestic violence bill

NatJ: Crossroads GPS Launches $1.2 Million Ad Blitz in Key Senate Races

Roll Call: Casualty List: 112th Congress (2011-2012)



NATIONAL


Fox: Three more Secret Service agents out, two others cleared in prostitution scandal
NYT: Misconduct in Colombia Varied, an Inquiry Finds
WaPo: Confidants: Secret Service agents contend misbehavior on trips not unprecedented
NatJ: Sex Scandal Hits Secret Service as Most Expensive Presidential Race Gets Under Way

WSJ: Obama's Budget Means a Tax Increase on Everyone

NYT: Defense Department Plans New Intelligence Gathering Service
Fox: Pentagon confirms plan to create new spy agency

NYT: Social Security’s Financial Health Worsens
WSJ: A Payroll Tax Cut Could Help Social Security

WSJ: Labor Board Meets Rising Resistance



COURTS

NatJ: High Court’s Immigration Case Is Just the Beginning
NYT: Fierce Debate on Arizona Immigration Law on Eve of Supreme Court Hearing
WSJ: The Arizona Faceoff: The Administration tries to nullify a state immigration statute
WaPo: Editorial: Supreme Court takes up Arizona’s immigration law
WTimes: Democrats to intercept Supreme Court ruling on immigration
National Review: Editorial: Uphold S.B. 1070
Weekly Standard: Special Report Panel on the Arizona Immigration Law



SOUTH CAROLINA

Daily Caller: Tea party petering out in South Carolina

NEW YORK


Rochester D&C: Voters scarce as Mitt Romney wins New York
Albany TU: Region's GOP scarce at polls in Romney win

NYT: Fraud Trial for Espada Is Concluding After 6 Weeks

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Housing market may be on rebound at last

TEXAS

Austin AS: Justice Department moves to postpone state's voter ID case

ILLINOIS

WaPo: Sen. Mark Kirk’s first photo released since his stroke

Roll Call: Former Miss America Mulls House Bid

NYT: Hello, Illinois? Your Congressman Is Getting Off the Phone

INDIANA

Weekly Standard: Lugar Confident, but Unsure If Tea Party a Positive Movement

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minn. GOP accuses unions of dragging their feet on state contracts

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: State posts largest percentage job loss in U.S. over past year

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Kilpatrick rejects 15-year plea deal

Detroit FP: So far, Peters ahead of rivals in diverse new congressional district

NEBRASKA

WSJ: Heat Rises in GOP Senate Race in Nebraska

NORTH CAROLINA



Fox: Edwards thought '1-in-3 chance' he was father of Rielle's unborn child, ex-aide testifies
NYT: Former Edwards Aide Testifies About Elaborate Efforts to Hide Affair
WaPo: Aide: Edwards downplayed chance he fathered mistress’ baby, calling her ‘crazy slut’
NY Post: Edwards in ‘crazy slut’ jab
WaPo: John Edwards trial: Andrew Young is one confused witness
Maureen Dowd: Brutality of Servility

VIRGINIA

Rasmussen: Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 45%

PENNSYLVANIA

Roll Call: Tom Smith, Tim Murphy Win GOP Primaries
Human Events: Pennsylvania GOP primary races a bloodsport

WaPo: Rep. Mark Critz defeats Rep. Jason Altmire in Democratic primary in Pennsylvania
Roll Call: Critz Upsets Altmire in 12th District

NYT: Five-Term Democrat Holden Loses in Pennsylvania Primary
NatJ: Cartwright Defeats Holden in Pa. 17th District Democratic Primary
Human Events: Far-left Cartwright defeats Blue Dog Rep. Holden

WSJ: Veteran Pennsylvania Democrats Ousted

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Courant: Romney Roars To Victory In Connecticut, Four Other States

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Brown, Warren commit to release their tax returns

























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April 24, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

Reuters: Romney to pick up scores of delegates in five states
Fox: Romney could shut out remaining GOP rivals in next primary round
Examiner: Romney targeting Obama in Tuesday GOP primaries
Politico: Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?
Charlie Cook: Despite catering to base, Romney enters general-election in good shape



WSJ: Running Mate Dance Begins
WSJ: Rubio’s Strengths, Weaknesses in Spotlight on Trail
WTimes: Romney, Rubio stump in Pennsylvania
NYT: Rubio Is Latest Possible Running Mate to Join Romney on the Campaign Trail

NatJ: Romney Declines to Take Stand on Rubio’s Dream Act
Hill: Supreme Court case tests Romney on immigration, Hispanic outreach effort



NYT: The Overrated Vice Presidential Home-State Effect

WSJ: Romney: Jobless College Grads Show Obama Has Failed
WaPo: Obama, Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue
WSJ: 'Loophole' Closing Eyed to Fund Student Loan Policy

National Review: Rapid-Response Romney

Hill: After bruising primary, allies want to see Mitt Romney’s softer side

WTimes: RNC trio gets boot from Romney aides

DC: Tea party will ‘absolutely’ back Romney in general election, says movement leader

James Taranto: The 2012 Dogfight
Boston Globe: N.H. could be decisive battleground
Politico: For Obama, Carolina no longer so sweet
Ezra Klein: ‘Scandals’ don’t predict election results. But this formula might.
Joe Allbaugh: It’s Romney versus Carter
Byron York: Romney braces for vast left-wing conspiracy
David Limbaugh: Romney should choose bold colors, not pale pastels

NYT: Occupy Movement Looks Toward Political Conventions

Politico: Defense industry returns to GOP

WaPo: In North Carolina, more evidence of Obama’s delicate approach to gay rights



CONGRESSIONAL



NYT: Conservative Groups Spending Heavily in Bid to Win a Senate Majority



WSJ: Boehner: 1-in-3 Chance Democrats Could Take House
Fox: Boehner: '1-in-3 chance' Republicans could lose House in November

Marc Thiessen: A bishop’s unjust attack on Paul Ryan

NatJ: The Making of an Immigration Deal?



NATIONAL


WTimes: Carney: No White House staffers involved in Secret Service hooker scandal
WaPo: No White House staff involved in Colombia sex scandal, official says

WaPo: GSA probe focuses on conference contractor

WaPo: Senate to vote on array of Postal Service overhaul proposals

WSJ: Why the Medicare Forecasts Are Particularly Cloudy
WSJ: Medicare's Obama Donation
WTimes: GAO says Medicare bonuses are bogus
American Spectator: Obama's Latest Plan to Snooker Seniors

WSJ: OpEd: Overturning ObamaCare Isn't 'Judicial Activism'

WSJ: Trustees Warn About Social Security Fiscal Picture

WSJ: OpEd: High Tax Rates Won't Slow Growth

WaPo: Democrats plan to force vote on Arizona immigration law if it’s upheld by court

John Dilulio: Chuck Colson and Second Chances



NEW YORK

Roll Call: Buerkle Up Against Maffei in New Poll

NYDN: New York City voters want NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to run for mayor next year

NYT: State Ponders Relinquishing Its Oversight of Vulnerable

NYDN: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Picks Former Gov. David Paterson For MTA Board

CALIFORNIA

NYT: Fees and Anger Rise in California Water War

WaPo: Measure to abolish death penalty in California qualifies for November ballot

SacBee: California Treasurer Bill Lockyer's wife admits sending email linking him to drugs

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Democrats, Republicans bicker over who to blame in failed redistricting deal

ILLINOIS

Politico: Report: Rod Blagojevich is prison dishwasher

MINNESOTA

Politics in Minn.: State GOP served with eviction papers for its St. Paul office space

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: New policies saved taxpayers $1 billion, Walker says
Weekly Standard: The Battle for Wisconsin

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Edwards Trial on Campaign Finance Begins
Fox: Edwards called 'master manipulator,' as trial's first witness details donor meeting
WaPo: Former aide Andrew Young to retake the witness stand at the Edwards’ criminal trial
Chris Cillizza: The John Edwards trial: A final public flogging

DC: Leading NC Democrat, already accused of sexual harassment, now faces HIV accusation

MARYLAND

Examiner: New Maryland Senate plan would raise income taxes at $75k

PENNSYLVANIA

Human Events: Three races to watch in Pennsylvania Tuesday
WTimes: Pennsylvania’s new map pits incumbent Democrats in primary
Roll Call: Which Pennsylvania Candidates Will Weather the Storm?

UTAH

WTimes: Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House
Weekly Standard: Love Wins GOP House Nomination in Utah













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April 23, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL



William Kristol: President Romney
Karen Hughes: Why Mitt Romney will be a good president

WSJ: Pushback for Romney Fund Due to Tighter SEC Rules
WTimes: Romney received most scrutiny
NatJ: With GOP Race Settled, Will Republicans Turn Out for Romney?
Politico: Mitt Romney’s record in Silicon Valley
Hill: Facing likability gap, Romney makes case for competence
Hill: Hill Poll: Romney leads in respect on working women issue
NYDN: Mitt Romney aide removes hundreds of tweets from online profile
WaPo: Editorial: Mitt Romney’s secrets

NYT: In Presidential Race’s Give-and-Take, Hope for a Fiscal Compromise

NYT: Shift on Executive Power Lets Obama Bypass Rivals
Politico: President Obama's campaign whisperer: Bill Clinton

Joe Curl: Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

Paul Krugman: The Amnesia Candidate

Judd Gregg: Why stay? President, Congress should just go home until after the election

Hill: Wealthy Texas trio behind bulk of Crossroads money



CONGRESSIONAL

LA Times: GSA waste goes much deeper than the Las Vegas junket
WaPo: GSA scandal: Lawmakers promise more hearings
Fox: Warning sign? GSA deputy pleaded guilty to embezzlement months before Vegas bash

Deroy Murdock: Three years and no Senate budget

Human Events: Is the GOP finally getting serious about spending cuts?
American Spectator: The First Cuts Are the Deepest

Fox: Government auditors call for end to $8 billion Medicare bonus program
NYT: G.A.O. Calls Test Project by Medicare Costly Waste

WaPo: GOP freshman class turned into ‘a monster’ for Boehner, other House leaders

Chris Cillizza: Is the tea party still relevant?



NATIONAL


WaPo: Secret Service prostitution scandal: Lieberman calls for wider investigation
WSJ: Accused Agent Stayed at Obama Hotel
WTimes: Pressure mounts to fire Secret Service agents in hooker scandal
NYT: Administration Torn on Secret Service Response
WSJ: Who’s Who in the Secret Service Scandal
WSJ: Lieberman: Secret Service Scandal Gets ‘More Troubling’
WaPo: Cartagena’s night life spelled trouble for Secret Service
Fox: Rep. King wants to know whether 'per diem' used to pay Colombia prostitutes
Hill: Secret Service prostitution scandal dominates Washington's conversation
Jed Babbin: Lost Sense of Duty

WSJ: Obama to Map Steps Aimed at Preventing Mass Atrocities
WaPo: Obama to target foreign nationals’ use of new technologies in human rights abuses

NYT: Justices to Rule on Role of the States in Immigration

Robert Barnes: Supreme Court lawyers cautious when offering one specific piece of evidence

Michael Gerson: Charles Colson found freedom in prison



NEW YORK

NYT: Editorial: The New York Primary

NYT: Amid Racial Shift in Harlem, Political Pulpit Is in Play

NYT: Cuomo Administration, in Shift, Agrees to Whistleblower on Disabilities Panel

CALIFORNIA

George Skelton: Voters deserve a do-over on bullet train vote

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Gov. Rick Scott approves bill creating new state university

GEORGIA

AJC: Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat

INDIANA

Roll Call: Daniels Goes to Bat for Lugar in TV Spot

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Falk, Barrett won't say what they'd spend to restore Walker cuts
Milwaukee JS: How Walker fight resembles close, bitter Bush-Kerry battle of '04

MISSOURI

WaPo: Sen. Claire McCaskill takes fight to super PACs as Missouri swings farther right

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: 6 things to watch for at the John Edwards trial

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Vote in Pennsylvania Tests Influence of Labor Unions

ARIZONA

WSJ: Arizona Immigration Law Faces Supreme Court Test
WTimes: Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

UTAH

WSJ: Hatch Can't Avoid a Primary Contest
John Fund: Hatch Heading for a Fall?



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April 22, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

Fox: Romney using lessons from primary to take on Obama
Pittsburgh PG: Romney's four battles
Hill: Border hawks warn Mitt Romney not to soften immigration stance

CSM: Mitt Romney addresses a touchy subject about his religion
WaPo: Romney defends father against Schweitzer’s ‘polygamy’ comment
Politico: Mitt Romney plays the victim card

LoHud: N.Y. Republican primary loses luster as Romney rolls
UPI: Romney expected to dominate in Delaware

Dan Balz: Obama vs. Romney: A tight election from the start
Salena Zito: Tepid toward Obama on jobs

Dallas MN: Romney’s running-mate search comes down to three groups

NYT: ‘Presidential’ vs. ‘Political’ Trips: A Blurry Line, and Tricky Math

NatJ: Social Engagement: What Happens When You 'Like' Barack or Mitt

WaPo: Big money in a big way for Obama’s reelection campaign

Dana Milbank: Throw out the president’s Cabinet

NYT: OpEd: A Facial Theory of Politics

WaPo: Gingrich racks up more debt as his campaign disintegrates
Fox: Gingrich presses ahead amid reports of suspending campaign, huge debt
Politico: Adelson tally to Gingrich: $20M



CONGRESSIONAL

Hill: Grassley probes involvement of White House staff in prostitution scandal
Fox: Grassley wants to know if White House aides were connected to prostitution scandal
WTimes: Grassley: Were White House staff involved in prostitution scandal?

Hill: Blunt hammers Dems on jobs and energy

Human Events: Do the math: Senate could shift Republican in 2012

Hill: Election-year spending battles will test Speaker Boehner and Republicans

Human Events: Coming to your wallet in 2013: Taxmaggeddon

AP: Former Delay aide sentenced to 5 months

Thomas Friedman: Down With Everything



NATIONAL


WSJ: Watergate Figure Charles Colson Has Died at 80
WTimes: Colson, Nixon ‘hatchet man’ turned Christian leader, dies at 80
WaPo: Charles Colson, Nixon’s ‘dirty tricks’ man, dies at 80
NYT: Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Who Became Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80

NYT: Conservative Nonprofit Acts as a Lobbyist for Business

Fox: Afghan military recruits found dealing drugs to US soldiers, Army documents show
NYT: OpEd: Why Are We Drugging Our Soldiers?

Michael Barone: ‘Green jobs’ a dubious path to the future



UTAH

NYT: Utah’s Hatch Will Face a Primary for Senate
Roll Call: Orrin Hatch, Dan Liljenquist Will Face Off in Primary
USA Today: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into primary fight
WaPo: Orrin Hatch pushed into primary in Utah Senate race
WTimes: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch can’t avoid primary fight
Fox: GOP Sen. Hatch clears big re-election hurdle, still faces June primary in Utah
Politico: 6 takeaways from the Orrin Hatch race

ARIZONA

WaPo: Arizona immigration law: Supreme Court again examines federal power
NYT: Editorial: The Supreme Court should forcefully repudiate Arizona’s immigration law

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Cox is raring to go

TEXAS

Star-Telegram: Texas GOP might be losing Hispanic vote

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Unraveling Rep. David Rivera’s maze of campaign finances

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Quinn: Raise retirement age to 67 to help fix Illinois pension crisis

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Labor group's pro-Falk television ads vanish

NORTH CAROLINA

NYT: Edwards Trial Set to Begin, Reopening a Story of a Derailed Political Career
Fox: Edwards lawyers to follow trail of 'Bunny money'

WEST VIRGINIA

Fox: Democrat Sen. Manchin unsure of vote for Obama or Romney
Hill: West Virginia GOP accuses Manchin of 'cowardice' for presidential fence sitting



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