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July 14, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

CBS: Romney: Obama owes me an apology
USA Today: Romney slams Obama's tactics, defends Bain record
NYT: Romney Seeks Obama Apology for Bain Attacks
Hill: Romney demands apology from President Obama on Bain attacks
WaPo: Romney says Obama tactics ‘beneath his dignity’
Fox: Romney calls 'felony' remark 'beneath the dignity,' urges Obama to 'rein in' team
Examiner: Romney: Obama’s ‘kill Romney’ tactic is ‘disgusting, demeaning’ and ‘dishonest’
WTimes: Romney: No role in Bain management after 1999
Daily Caller: Romney: I was only an owner, not actively involved in Bain after 1999 [VIDEO]
WSJ: Obama: Romney’s Bain Timing Fair Game
WaPo: Obama defends criticism of Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital
WSJ: Romney Defends Bain Capital Tenure
WSJ: New Romney TV Ad Accuses Obama of Lying
Rush: When Did Romney Leave Bain? Who Cares? When Will Obama Leave White House?
Charles Blow: What a Tangled Web
Gail Collins: Mitt’s Political Vortex
James Taranto: Ivory Sour: Eggheads, fat cats and status anxiety

Rasmussen: North Dakota: Romney 51%, Obama 36%
Daily Caller: Poll: Fewer young people plan to vote this November
Gallup: Election 2012 Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney

NatJ: Santorum to Campaign for Romney in Pennsylvania
ABC: Rick Santorum To Hold First Campaign Event For Mitt Romney On Saturday

WSJ: George Shultz: Memo to Romney — Expand the Pie

WaPo: Romney advisers, aiming to pop Obama’s digital balloon, pump up online campaign

Fox: Cheney: Romney the 'only' choice for handling foreign policy crisis

WSJ: Rice Rumor Stirs Furor on the Right
American Spectator: Rice Should Not Be on Romney's Menu
NYT: How Condoleezza Rice Could Help — or Hurt — Romney
Daily Caller: Aide says Condoleezza Rice still not interested in being vice president
Rush Limbaugh: Condoleezza Rice, Morality and Perspective
Hill: Sen. Portman: Obama ‘doubling down’ on his failed jobs policies
Human Events: U.S. Senator Rob Portman delivers weekly Republican address
NatJ: Romney Veep Clock Running Out

WTimes: Romney slams Obama welfare waiver move
Daily Caller: Obama administration ‘guts’ welfare reform with new HHS rule
Hill: Romney, GOP blast Obama for 'gutting' welfare reform law
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Guts Welfare Reform
National Review: Obama Ends Welfare Reform As We Know It
Fox: Republicans accuse HHS of gutting welfare reform with quiet policy change
WSJ: New Welfare Rules Rile GOP
WTimes: Rep. Camp and Sen. Hatch denounce ending welfare work requirements

WSJ: Gillespie: Romney Wasn’t Aiming to Get Booed
Kathleen Parker: Romney’s critics take the bait

WTimes: Obama Va. visits sparks GOP attacks over defense
Hill: GOP lawmakers, Romney ramp up attacks on Obama over military cuts
Hill: GOP accuses Obama of ignoring impending sequestration cuts
Fox: Obama seeks to keep Virginia on his side
WaPo: Obama talks economy, efforts to help service members at campaign stop in Virginia
WaPo: Obama and Romney rachet up their attacks on each other
Examiner: Obama pushes tax plan, Romney critical of 'attacks'
WSJ: Obama Campaign Slams Romney’s Finances in New TV Ad
Hill: Romney says he will release no more than two years of federal tax returns
Fox: Obama spends nearly $100 million on campaign ads

Hill: Obama blasts House GOP tax plan as ‘more top-down economics’

Fox: Obama staffer collapses, dies at Chicago headquarters
Politico: Obama staffer collapses, dies
NYDN: Alex Okrent dies at 29 after collapsing at Chicago headquarters

Weekly Standard: More than 20 People Faint During Obama Speech

Hill: Obama revs up black outreach

NYT: At Times, Obama and His Cyberself Differ on Tactics

WSJ: Priorities USA’s June Haul: $6.1 Million

NYT: A Fuller Picture in the Small-Business Tug of War

NYT: Unshackling the Presidency to Fix the Government



CONGRESSIONAL

WSJ: GOP Letter Presses Obama on Spending

Politico: Issa probes Cabinet's campaign work

NatJ: Warren Buffett Fingers Congress on Economy

Fox: Lawmakers call on FBI director to release independent review of Fort Hood massacre

Examiner: Senators tell judges to cancel Hawaii junket

Human Events: Republicans save billions during Farm Bill markup
Fox: USDA moves to end questionable food stamp ads after criticism
Daily Caller: USDA buckles, removes Spanish food stamp soap operas from website
NYT: Editorial: More Pain for the Working Poor



NATIONAL




WaPo: Governors meeting focused on Medicaid debate
WaPo: Scott Walker: Still undecided on Medicaid expansion

Hill: Obama mocks GOP health law repeal votes
Dr. Jane Orient: Obamacare doesn’t mean actual care

Examiner: All out war: Anti-tax group dubs George H.W. Bush a fool
Politico: George H.W. Bush: ‘Who the hell’ is Grover Norquist?

Fox: Ralph Lauren to make American-made Olympic uniforms in 2014
WaPo: Debate rages in Congress, public over U.S. Olympic uniforms made in China

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: S.C. senators to Boehner: End spending fight

NEW YORK


Albany TU: Police: Kerry Kennedy, NY gov's ex-wife, arrested
NYT: Kerry Kennedy, Governor’s Ex-Wife, Is Charged With D.W.I.
NYDN: Kerry Kennedy arrested on drug-related driving charges
Albany TU: Cuomo has a $19.3 million War Chest

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: How Insider Politics Saved California's Train to Nowhere

WSJ: California Bill Tests Traditional Notions of Parenthood

SacBee: California voter turnout in June sets record low for presidential primary

TEXAS

Fox: Texas' attorney faces tough questions from judges on final day of voter ID case
WaPo: Judges skeptical of Texas’s arguments on voter ID law
Star-Telegram: Arguments conclude in Texas voter ID case
Bloomberg: Judges in Texas Voter ID Case Question State Data on Bias
NYT: Editorial: Voter IDs on Trial
American Thinker: Fighting Voter Fraud

FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll to fight allegations

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Jackson Jr.’s mom: He’s had years of ‘enormous disappointment’

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: State Republican Party fined $30,000 over recount

WISCONSIN

Roll Call: Wisconsin: Hovde, Thompson Respond To Criticism With New Ads

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Gov. Rick Snyder's plan would raze abandoned houses in Detroit

TENNESSEE

Daily Caller: Sen. Alexander attacks local newspaper for criticizing his vote for EPA rules

MARYLAND

Politico: Martin O’Malley wages war for Obama
Politico: Martin O’Malley, Bob McDonnell square off

PENNSYLVANIA

Human Events: Toomey set to lead Senate Steering Committee

MASSACHUSETTS

WTimes: Mass. legislators overrules governor to bar welfare from being spent on vices

ARIZONA

Hill: McCain, Kyl endorse Jeff Flake in Arizona GOP Senate primary
Roll Call: Arizona: Jon Kyl, John McCain Endorse Jeff Flake
Roll Call: Arizona: John McCain to Endorse Ben Quayle



















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July 13, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL



WaPo: Cheney gives Romney his endorsement
LA Times: Dick Cheney hosts fundraiser for Romney
NYT: Cheneys Host Fund-Raiser for Romney in Wyoming

NatJ: Conservatives Hail the New Tougher Romney
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Speech Looking Like Big Win

NYT: Ad Watch: Romney Ad Hits Obama on Truth Issue
WSJ: New Romney TV Ad Accuses Obama of Lying
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Camp Calls Obama a Liar, Obama Camp Calls Romney a Felon

Fox: Romney Keeps it Simple: Obama is a Tax and Spend Liberal



Drudge: Romney Narrows VP Choices: Condi Emerges As Frontrunner
WSJ: Rice's Name Is Floated as Potential VP Choice
NatJ: Romney's Condi Rice Trial Balloon
Hill: Report: Condi Rice front-runner for Romney veep pick
Examiner: After Drudge report, Conservatives dismiss idea of Condoleezza Rice for VP
Rush Limbaugh: Could It Be Condi for VP?
Peggy Noonan: Ennui the People: Why is the presidential campaign so lifeless?
William Kristol: Romney-Rice?

HChron: Mitt Romney’s son appears in Spanish-language campaign ad

WaPo: As Obama goes on trail in military-rich Va., GOP points to proposed defense cuts
WaPo: Richmond television inundated by presidential ad blitz
Examiner: Obama will push his economic plan in Virginia swing

NatJ: Rick Perry to Campaign for Romney in Nevada

Fox: Pres rivals trade charges of lying, Romney demands apology over 'felony' remark
WTimes: Romney camp: Obama's staff 'out-of-control'
WTimes: Campaigns trade charges of lying; Romney camp seeks apology
WaPo: Romney campaign manager: Obama should apologize for ‘out-of-control’ staff

Examiner: Democrats savage Romney over job at Bain
NYT: Campaigns Trade Salvos Over a Romney Role at Bain After 1999
WSJ: Timing of Departure From Bain Capital Emerges as Point of Dispute
Greg Sargent: Romney campaign fully engaged in Bain pushback
Daily Caller: Conservatives divided on how Romney should handle Bain attacks

NYT: Candidates Racing for Future, Gaze Fixed Firmly on the Past

WaPo: Mitt Romney faces new round of calls to release tax returns

Fox: Democratic campaign 'trackers' tape, post videos of Republicans' homes

James Taranto: Obama's Risky Campaign Strategy
Michael Gerson: Romney can gain upper hand on economic policy by focusing on class
Paul Krugman: Who’s Very Important?
David Brooks: Why Our Elites Stink
Ben Wattenberg: What's Really Behind the Entitlement Crisis
James Carville & Stan Greenberg: The Middle Class Needs a Lifeline
Charlie Cook: Analysis: Dreams Deferred for the Middle Class

WaPo: In appeal to NAACP, Biden warns of refighting civil rights battles under Romney
WTimes: At NAACP, Biden hits Romney adviser Bork over civil rights
WSJ: Mitt's NAACP Misstep
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Treated the NAALCP as Audience of Equals & That Scares the Left

WTimes: Obama’s POTUS seal makes campaign comeback

Politico: Rove hits big: The birth of a mega-donor

WSJ: Teachers Unions Give Broadly

Fox: Nonprofit targeting Dem-leaning voting blocs sends dogs, dead people voter forms

Hill: Pew poll: Obama widens lead nationally
Human Events: Mormon bashing all the rage



CONGRESSIONAL

Hill: House sets pre-August recess vote on Bush tax rate extension
WTimes: Both sides reject rival plan for tax cuts
Fox: GOP, Dems block quick Senate vote on Obama tax plan

NYT: Split Among House Republicans Over How Deeply to Cut May Delay Farm Bill

WaPo: Postal Service reform bill may not clear Congress this year

NYT: House Panel Wants to Question Obama Aides
Fox: Congressman wants to interview 7 key administration officials about intelligence leaks

Human Events: Salad days of the public sector are over



NATIONAL


Gov. Scott Walker: Obamacare is an unhealthy prescription
Rep. Tom McClintock: Americans will pass final judgment on Obamacare come Election Day
WaPo: Medicaid expansion a tough sell to governors of both parties
Fox: Voters consider ObamaCare a tax hike, poll shows

NYT: In Latest Data on Economy, Experts See Signs of Pickup
WaPo: Editorial: The Fed on the spot

Fox: Complaint seeks to have Holder disbarred after contempt vote

Newt Gingrich: Preparing for the next outage

Michelle Malkin: Obama’s Interior Department Still Going Rogue

Charles Krauthammer: The Islamist ascendancy



NEVADA

WTimes: Uncowed by ethics probe, Nevada’s Berkley hits hard in ads
Roll Call: Harry Reid: Shelley Berkley Will Be Fine
Hill: Ethics fights become factor in fight for control of Congress

CALIFORNIA

Dan Walters: California just as insolvent as bankrupt cities

TEXAS

Examiner: Texas Senate primary gets hot as Cruz upset brews
Star-Telegram: To some in GOP, Tea is bitter brew

FLORIDA

American Spectator: PACs Pound Nelson

Miami H: Poll: Most Floridians disapprove of federal healthcare law, half want it repealed
NYT: Lines Are Drawn Over Opting Out of Medicaid Plan

Politico: Palin endorses Adams in House GOP race

ILLINOIS

WaPo: Rep. Jesse Jackson’s political future in question
WTimes: Jackson’s ‘mood disorder’ disclosure raises more questions
Chicago Tribune: Colleagues to Jackson: Get Well
Chicago ST: Mayor Emanuel: Don’t rush Jackson’s return to Congress
Fox: Boehner: Rep. Jackson's condition a matter between him and his constituents

NYT: Editorial: Tammy Duckworth’s Rival

NORTH DAKOTA

Rasmussen: North Dakota Senate: Berg (R) 49%, Heitkamp (D) 40%

OHIO


Hill: Portman: Bush tax cuts for rich played small role in rising deficits

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: Financial board OKs Mayor Bing's plan to slash pay, benefits for union workers

KENTUCKY

NYT: Kentucky: State Commits to Insurance Exchange

VIRGINIA

WaPo: With mixed record of success, Jim Webb eyes last Senate battles

MAINE

WaPo: Susan Collins casts her 5,000th consecutive vote

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Brown backs away from comments that Democrats regularly call him

COLORADO

Denver Post: Colo. Secretary of State Gessler has found 85 potential illegal voters

MONTANA

Hill: Tester-Rehberg fight nears turning point







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July 12, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

NYT: Romney Faces Conservatives’ Calls to Deliver Counterpunch

WSJ: NAACP Cool Toward Romney's Overtures
WaPo: Mitt Romney met with boos during NAACP speech
Fox: Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting 'Obamacare'
Hill: Pelosi: Romney made 'a calculated move' to get booed by NAACP
Fox: Romney to NAACP: Obama's policies have not helped those in need
NYT: Romney Says He Offers Better Chance for Blacks
WaPo: Mitt Romney: ‘We expected’ boos at NAACP
Dallas MN: Romney appearance may help with swing voters, conservatives
DC: Limbaugh: Romney ‘sounded like Snow White with testicles’ at NAACP convention
WSJ: Romney at the NAACP
Denver Post: Unemployment hitting Black middle class in the U.S.
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Addresses the NAALCP
Charles Blow: Romney In the Lions’ Den

WSJ: Cheney to Hold Campaign Fundraiser in Wyoming
WaPo: Richard B. Cheney opens Wyoming home for major Mitt Romney fundraiser

Karl Rove: Obama's Shrinking Majority
WSJ: Polls Show Presidential Race Staying Tight
Rush Limbaugh: The Economy Alone Doesn't Equal an Automatic Win for Republicans

Hill: Romney should pick veep soon, says GOP
Rush Limbaugh: Could It Be Condi for VP?
WTimes: Romney is likely to spring surprise with pick for State
Human Events: Gary Sinise should be Romney’s VA secretary, says Gingrich

Dan Henninger: Mitt Romney's Summer Vacation
EJ Dionne: Misdiagnosing Romney’s campaign

Boston Globe: Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated

WSJ: President Presses Democrats to Support Tax Plan

WSJ: Obama’s Caymans Ad Ignites Heated Debate
Rush Limbaugh: The Democrat Attack on Romney's Wealth
NYT: Ad Watch: Obama Pushes Tax-Cut Extension in New Ad

Hill: New urgency for Team Obama

WTimes: Officials from 12 states press feds for help in cleaning up voter rolls
NYT: Editorial: Partisanship Disguised as Charity

Rasmussen: Most Voters Favor Photo ID At Polls, Don’t See It As Discrimination

Roll Call: FEC Gridlock No Help to Obama Campaign



CONGRESSIONAL



Fox: House approves ObamaCare repeal in first vote since Supreme Court ruling
Hill: House votes 244-185 to repeal healthcare
WaPo: House again votes to repeal health-care law, a now-familiar symbolic gesture
NYT: Repeal of Health Care Law Approved, Again, by House
WSJ: GOP House Moves to Repeal Health Law in Symbolic Vote
WTimes: GOP gets Democrat support in bid to kill health law
Hill: Conservatives tell GOP leaders they want healthcare funding fight this year

NYT: House Agriculture Committee Agrees on Farm Bill
Hill: House Agriculture approves farm bill with strong 35-11 vote
WaPo: House Agriculture Committee approves 5-year farm and food bill
WSJ: Congress Nears Showdown Over Food-Stamp Funding
WTimes: Democrats’ bid to undo food stamp cuts fail in House panel

WTimes: Both parties set to vote on plans for tax-cut extensions
Hill: Senate stalls on small business bill, Bush-era tax rate extension proposals
WSJ: McConnell Offers Senate Vote on Tax Rates
Fox: Republicans try to force Democrats to vote on Obama tax plan
Rush Limbaugh: Something You May Not Know About the Extension of Bush Tax Rates

Hill: House unlikely to vote on postal reform bill before August recess

Hill: Republicans welcome detente between Boehner, Cantor

WTimes: Bills aim to retrieve Stolen Valor Act

LA Times: House Republicans consider prosecuting reporters over leaks



NATIONAL


WSJ: Fed Weighs More Stimulus

WaPo: Medicaid expansion likely to dominate National Governors Association meeting
Gov. Rick Perry: We need real reform, not more Medicaid
Fox: Nebraska GOP governor opposes state expansion of Medicaid

Ann Coulter: Fast and Furious is not a D.C. Law Firm
Dick Morris: D-Day for gun control

James Taranto: Why closed-mindedness is an imperative for the left

Human Events: Justice Roberts’ Obamacare opinion: It’s worse than it looks
Linda Greenhouse: The Mystery of John Roberts



NEW YORK

Human Events: Rangel clings to House seat after two weeks of disputed returns

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Ethics complaint lodged against Rep. Darrell Issa

TEXAS

Roll Call: Texas: David Dewhurst Leads in Internal Poll

Roll Call: Judges Will Rule on Texas Voter ID

FLORIDA

Rasmussen: Florida Senate: Mack (R) 46%, Nelson (D) 37%

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says
Chicago ST: Jesse Jackson Jr. needs to tell his constituents what is going on
Fox: Rep. Jackson Jr. being treated for 'mood disorder,' offices says, denying rehab 'rumors'
WaPo: Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for ‘mood disorder,’ his office says
WSJ: Rep. Jackson Being Treated for Mood Disorder
Roll Call: Jesse Jackson Jr. Speculation Continues to Swirl
Daily Caller: Jesse Jackson Jr.’s sister asks for ‘the grace of space’ on brother’s health
NYT: For a Soaring Political Career, Uncertain Turns (Jesse Jackson Jr.)

Rush Limbaugh: Mayor Rahm Doubles Down

MICHIGAN

Detroit FP: McCotter muddle: Who gets the bill for $650,000 primary?

PENNSYLVANIA

Rush Limbaugh: Seen What's Happening in Scranton?

MASSACHUSETTS

Hill: Scott Brown raises $5M, holds cash edge
Boston Globe: Brown raises his most in a quarter
AP: US Sen. Brown raises $5M in 2nd quarter of year
Human Events: Sen. Brown raises profile of Stolen Valor, calls on Obama to act

ARIZONA

Roll Call: Support Lags for Jeff Flake in Primary























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July 11, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

Fox: Romney: Obama tax plan adding 'insult to injury' after weak jobs report

WSJ: Obama Stimulus Program Sent Jobs Abroad, GOP Says
NYT: Obama and Romney Trade Shots, a Few Possibly Accurate, on Outsourcing
WSJ: Tally of Job Creation By Bain Proves Vexing
Robert Samuelson: The offshoring debate



CBS: Romney booed at NAACP
NYT: Romney Makes a Push for Black Voters
WaPo: Mitt Romney to address NAACP
NYT: Romney Tries to Pry Away Some Votes in N.A.A.C.P. Speech
Fox: NAACP welcomes top political figures, but Obama notably absent

Hill: Poll: Presidential race tied, but Romney holds edge on economy
Rasmussen: Florida: Romney 46%, Obama 45%
WTimes: Obama leads Romney in poll in Va. as both swing through

Hill: Romney’s $106M haul stuns Dems
Human Events: Gingrich: President Obama must tell ‘grotesque lies’ to get re-elected
American Thinker: Mitt Can Lose, Even If He Wins
NY Post: Mitt: What Koch ‘problem’?

Ross Douthat: Mitt’s Summer Reading Assignment

WaPo: Romney would face tough road trying to repeal ‘Obamacare’ if elected president

Des Moines Register: GOP chief descends on Iowa to accuse Obama of outsourcing
WS: Dem. Chair Invested in Swiss Banks, Foreign Drug Companies, & State Bank of India

Richmond TD: Romney's footprint in Va. expands

Politico: Is the Jewish vote really up for grabs?

Reuters: Romney may name running mate early in election race
American Spectator: Veep, Veep: The Update

WaPo: Obama hoping to continue love affair with Iowa
NYT: In an Iowa Dining Room, Obama Puts a Middle-Class Face on a Tax Fight
WSJ: Obama Keeps Focus on Taxes at Iowa Events
WSJ: Democrats Get Appeals on Obama Tax Plan
WTimes: Rich must pay more taxes, Obama tells voters

Rep. Ben Quayle: Obama’s imperial presidency
Breitbart: CADDELL: Taxes and Trust - The Achilles Heels of Obamacare & Obama, Part I

NYT: A Close Presidential Contest, With Less Than Enthusiastic Voters
WaPo: As fundraising for the convention comes up short, some Dems blame Jim Rogers

NYT: Editorial: Mr. Romney’s Financial Black Hole

Miami Herald: Miami-Dade School Board members decry Michelle Obama campaign stop

Hollywood Reporter: Obama's Brother to Make Film Debut in Anti-Obama Documentary



CONGRESSIONAL

WSJ: House Set to Vote on Health-Law Repeal
Fox: House GOP poised to hold vote on repeal of ObamaCare after Supreme Court ruling
Hill: GOP: Vulnerable Democrats will back healthcare law repeal vote
WTimes: Health care repeal vote puts heat on Democrats
WS: GOP Consultant: 'Anytime We're Debating Health Care,' Obama's 'Winning'
National Review: Obamacare: Storm Coming
Sens. Burr & Coburn: Obamatax’s ‘HIT’ on Small Businesses
James Taranto: What Did Obama Know about Supreme Court leaks?

Hill: Senate Dems planning July tax offensive
WaPo: In 2009, Americans paid lowest tax rates in 30 years to federal government

Roll Call: House Ethics Will Probe Shelley Berkley's Role in Saving Transplant Program

NYT: Panel Clears Legislator in Part of Ethics Case (Vern Buchanan)

Roll Call: American Crossroads’ $70 Million Senate Blitz

Dana Milbank: The missing giants of the Senate



NATIONAL


NYT: States Face Tough Choices Even as Downturn Ends
NYT: To Cut Taxes or Keep Services: 2 States Act as Test Cases

WTimes: Sanctuary cities may be facing legal action
Fox: Closure of Border Patrol stations across four states triggers alarm
WTimes: Majority backs Arizona on immigration crackdown law
NYT: George P. Bush Says G.O.P. Needs 'Honest Solution' on Immigration

Register: Global warming: It's GOOD for the environment

NYT: DNA May Link ‘Occupy’ Protest and 2004 Killing



NEVADA

Las Vegas RJ: House panel to investigate allegations against Berkley
WTimes: Berkley faces ethics probe as she runs for Nev. Senate seat

NEW YORK


Politico: New York: The unexpected House battleground

CALIFORNIA

Fox: Southern California city of San Bernardino votes to declare bankruptcy

SacBee: Lineup for California's November statewide ballot takes shape, under protest

Dan Walters: California's bullet train won approval -- now what?

Fox: California bill would redefine family, allow children to have more than 2 parents

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Voter ID trial opens with Feds warning 1.4m TX voters could be disenfranchised
WSJ: Holder's Jim Crow Politics: AG says Voter ID laws are 'poll taxes'
WTimes: Holder criticizes Texas voter-ID law
WaPo: Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws
THall: NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

Star-Telegram: Perry Medicaid plan would give up $76 billion from federal government

Dallas MN: GOP state senators defend Dewhurst from ‘untrue’ statements

FLORIDA

Las Vegas RJ: Adelson donates $1 million to Florida political committee

Miami Herald: A battle for power in the Florida House — years in advance

Palm Beach Post: Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret

ILLINOIS

Fox: Rep. Jackson facing mounting calls to explain illness, extended absence
Politico: Durbin: Jesse Jackson Jr. needs to explain his ailments

AP: As homicides spike, Chicago mayor defends tactics

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Kline keeps fundraising lead in Second District

WISCONSIN

Fox: Wis. GOP lawmaker won't challenge his recall loss

Milwaukee JS: Walker declares state of emergency in 42 counties

OHIO


Cleveland PD: Ohio ballot issues rather ho-hum compared to other swing states

NEBRASKA

WTimes: Joke by Kerrey’s wife not funny in Nebraska
WaPo: Bob Kerrey's wife, Sarah Paley, rues his political career, disses Neb., in Vogue essay

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Kaine calls for higher tax cuts threshold than Obama’s

PENNSYLVANIA

Fox: City workforce files class action suit against Scranton for cutting salaries to min wage

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Brewer weighs opting out of Medicaid expansion

WSJ: Immigration Reform Flaker



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July 10, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ: Romney’s Unusual Strategy in Colorado
NYT: Romney, at Harvard, Merged Two Worlds

WSJ: RNC to Attack Obama Over Stimulus Program

Clint Bolick: The Supreme Court Stakes in 2012

WaPo: President Obama, Mitt Romney deadlocked in race, poll finds
WTimes: Obama loses ground to Romney in key measures of poll

NYT: Obama Trails Romney Again in Battle for Campaign Cash
NYT: Obama’s Camp Makes Aggressive Push for Romney to Disclose Offshore Finances
WSJ: Romney Again Logs Big Lead in Fundraising
WSJ: It’s Official: Romney Trounced Obama in June
WaPo: Romney outpaces Obama in June fundraising
WTimes: Democrats hammer Romney on records, fall short on funding

WaPo: Why Mitt Romney shouldn't end the veepstakes soon

Michael Gerson: Obama in denial on jobs

WSJ: Political Spending by Unions Far Exceeds Direct Donations
Fox: Political spending by unions far exceeds direct donations

WaPo: Obama’s record on outsourcing draws criticism from the left
NYT: Republican Web Site Points to Obama as ‘Real Outsourcer-in-Chief’

WSJ: Obama Intensifies Tax Fight
WSJ: Recap: Obama Talks Tax-Break Extension
WaPo: Obama proposes tax-cut extension for middle-class households
Fox: Obama threatens veto of bill combining tax cuts for middle class, top earners
WSJ: Transcript of Obama Tax Remarks
WSJ: Off the Tax Cliff He Goes
Dana Milbank: On Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, Obama stays on the defensive
Rasmussen: Voters Favor Bush Tax Cuts, Close Call When It Comes to the Wealthy

WSJ: No Sign of Voter Polarization Waning
NYT: Parties’ Tactics Eroding Unity Left and Right
WTimes: Obama avoids conflicts by dispatching stand-ins
NYT: Editorial: The Need to Agree to Agree

Bill McGurn: Community Organizers Sue Obama

Bret Stephens: The Entitlement State—and Zombies

WSJ: Obama Campaign Heads to Court over Trademark Infringement

NYT: Recollecting Campaign Past, Santorum Hints at Future in Iowa



CONGRESSIONAL

NYT: Panel Seated in Ethics Inquiry Into Nevada Lawmaker
WaPo: Shelley Berkley faces formal ethics investigation
WTimes: Ethics panel to probe Senate hopeful



NATIONAL




Fox: Justice unseals indictment charging 5 in Brian Terry's death, offers $1M reward
WaPo: In border agent Brian Terry’s death, $1 million reward offered to capture suspects
NYT: File Unsealed in Gun Case in Bid to Find Four Fugitives
WaPo: Poll: Majority approve of ‘Fast and Furious’ contempt vote

WSJ: Tax Bill Aims to Encourage Small Business Hiring

James Taranto: A New York Times plan for encouraging illegitimate births

WaPo: Gov. Chris Christie: ‘Obamacare’ Medicaid penalty ‘extortion’
WaPo: Six governors say they will opt out of Medicaid. How long will they hold out?
WTimes: In poll, voters concur with Roberts on ‘tax’
Kathleen Sebelius: The Affordable Care Act has made U.S. health-care system stronger
Rasmussen: 80% Expect Repeal of Health Care Law If Romney Wins

NYT: Suit Cites States’ Rights on Behalf of Gay Rights

NYT: Let’s Draft Our Kids

David Brooks: The Opportunity Gap



NEVADA

Fox: House opens ethics probe on Nevada Dem Berkley amid her bid for Senate seat
WSJ: Nevada Democrat Faces a House Ethics Inquiry

NEW YORK


NYT: Rangel’s Opponent Gives Up And Will Halt Court Challenge
WSJ: Rangel Emerges Victorious, Again

CALIFORNIA

Allysia Finley: California's Railroad Job

Joe Nocera: Housing’s Last Chance? (Eminent Domain)

TEXAS



WTimes: Texas governor rejects Medicaid expansion in ‘Obamacare’
NYT: Perry Declares Texas’ Rejection of Health Care Law ‘Intrusions’
WaPo: Medicaid expansion poses a familiar face-off

WSJ: U.S., Texas Clash Over Voter-ID Law
Fox: Court hears case on Texas voter ID law, ruling could impact other states
Eugene Robinson: The GOP’s crime against voters

WISCONSIN

WSJ: Racine Recount

Frank Bruni: Love Among the Spuds

MICHIGAN

Roll Call: Michigan: Special Election for Thaddeus McCotter’s Seat Up in Air

VIRGINIA

Roll Call: Virginia: Tim Kaine, George Allen Expand TV Airtime in Senate Race

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Mayor Cuts Workers' Pay to Minimum Wage

MASSACHUSETTS

WaPo: Warren raised $8.6 million in second quarter

ARIZONA

Daily Caller: Arizona Democratic candidate wrongly listed as Hispanic in group directory















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July 9, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

WTimes: Romney’s record on education includes successes, failures
NYT: Romney Mines the Hamptons for Campaign Cash
WSJ: Underdog? Romney Victory Fund Raises $106.1 Million
Paul Krugman: Mitt’s Gray Areas
Jed Babbin: Romney's Doldrums
American Thinker: Mitt Romney's Time to Choose
Politico: Kristol says Romney campaign should 'worry'
Politico: Barbour: A lot to love about Romney

Hill: Hill Poll: Majority feel Obama has changed country for worse
USA Today: Swing states poll: Amid barrage of ads, Obama has edge
Weekly Standard: What the Fox Poll Shows

Fox: Romney to head overseas in July

Examiner: Romney to make his pitch to African-Americans



WaPo: Romney, in final stages of ‘veepstakes,’ is weighing when to pick running mate



National Review: Will It Be Portman?
Fox: Portman might be VP finalist, but no meeting with Romney
Fox: Leaks, diversions, auditions are all part of veepstakes

Politico: Priebus: Democrats on 'Mars,' 'fantasy land'

WSJ: Obama to Push Extension of Middle-Class Tax Cuts
Fox: Obama to launch push for middle-class tax cuts in address
NatJ: Obama to Call for Partial Extension of Bush-era Tax Cuts
NYT: Obama Poised for New Fight With G.O.P. Over Tax Cuts
WSJ: Political Perceptions: LBJ’s Lessons for Obama
Chris Cillizza: Obama’s two-pronged economic problem
Hill: While Romney has strong hand, Obama camp plays cards better

WTimes: Democrats sync attacks on Romney’s tax returns, bank accounts
Fox: Democrats defend Obama on economy, attack Romney's finances
NatJ: Democrats Renew Attacks on Romney's Money
Daily Caller: Obama outsources financial insinuations about Romney

NYT: Democrats to Ask for Curbs on Donor-Shielding Groups

NYT: A Turn to Trusted Aides for Quick Responses

Politico: GOP unnerved by Democrats' candid camera techniques



CONGRESSIONAL



WSJ: Fight Renewed Over Bush Tax Cuts
WSJ: Democrats and the Tax Cliff
Fox: GOP, Democrats restart fight over Bush-era tax cuts

WaPo: States, Congress rallying for an e-sales tax

Hill: Rep. Peterson’s compromise 2012 farm bill plows rift into House Democrats

WTimes: All bills lead to jobs in latest spin in Congress

WTimes: Stand-down orders stymied ‘Fast & Furious’ gun tracking, memo says
Rep. Brad Miller: Fast and Furious lawsuit could bite GOP

Daily Caller: Formal complaint seeks disbarment of Eric Holder in DC

Fox: McConnell gives Republicans '50-50' chance of winning Senate majority
NatJ: McConnell tells the Alley How He'd Run the Senate Next Year



NATIONAL


WaPo: Keystone oil pipeline finds champions in Montana Democrats eyeing local benefits
WSJ: Wind Power Faces Taxing Headwind

Robert Samuelson: Why U.S. economic policy is paralyzed

Judd Gregg: Conservatives should thank John Roberts for health law decision
Hill: Health law mandate isn’t ‘largest tax,’ despite GOP claims
Human Events: Opting out of Obamcare
American Spectator: The States Can Still Kill Obamacare



SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Chairman Jim DeMint?

NEW YORK


NYT: Cuomo for President? Who Said That? Well, Dad
NY Post: Cuomo's top aide to manage $5B Tappan Zee Bridge project: sources

Rochester D&C: New York Senate OKs $369M for pet projects

Fox: Rangel appears unofficial winner in NY primary, following absentee ballot count

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: For Now, Bullet Train May Go Nowhere
John Fund: Train to Nowhere: Full Speed Ahead

VIRGINIA

WTimes: Goode’s third-party run: Bad news for Romney in Virginia?

WEST VIRGINIA

NYT: OpEd: Appalachia Turns on Itself

COLORADO

Politico: A look at Colorado's swing counties



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July 8, 2012



PRESIDENTIAL

Hill: Bond between Mitt Romney, Speaker Boehner grows stronger

Politico: Ralph Nader: 'Cowering' Democrats face defeat
Dan Balz: From ‘hope’ and ‘change’ to ‘stalemate’
Politico: Romney bashes Obama, defends vacation
LA Times: Romney's in his element at vacation home
Fox: Black pastors withhold support for President Obama over same-sex marriage
Politico: Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s 1-woman rapid response squad
Michael Barone: With little to say, Obama eats grits in Rust Belt

NYT: On Tricky Terrain of Class, Contrasting Paths for Candidates

WTimes: Huckabee: Don't fire Romney adviser Fehrnstrom

NatJ: Portman Visits N.H., But Not To Meet With Romney

Daily Caller: David Brooks: Romney has ‘a secret plan’ for health care

WTimes: Boehner: People 'probably aren't going to fall in love' with Romney

NatJ: Why It Really Doesn't Matter if Romney Outspends Obama

Fox: Obama attacks Romney on abortion stance, campaign calls new ad false
Fox: Obama challenges Romney on China trade
Hill: Obama ad: Romney ‘made a fortune’ from outsourcing to China
Politico: David Axelrod stands by Nixon hit on Mitt

NYT: Tax-Exempt Groups Shield Political Gifts of Businesses
Hill: Outside groups switch election tactics to keep their donors secret

Fox: List is short but reasons vary for Republicans skipping convention



CONGRESSIONAL

Human Events: Top 10 most likely GOP Senate pick-ups

Detroit News: Levin, lawmakers push for action amid concerns over 'fiscal cliff'

Examiner: Unethical lawmakers face little chance of punishment

NYT: Editorial: Why Senator McConnell Is So Nervous



NATIONAL


NYT: Brawling Over Health Care Moves to Rules on Exchanges

WaPo: U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there

LA Times: Supreme Court becomes Roberts court in year of surprises

NYT: Editorial: Struggling in the Suburbs

WaPo: Sunday Talk Shows (7/8/12)



NEW YORK

NYT: Rangel Holds Lead at End of Vote Count

TEXAS

Human Events: Steve Stockman vies for 36th Texas District seat

ILLINOIS

Politico: Blagojevich's brother writing book on legal saga

NORTH DAKOTA

WaPo: North Dakota’s booming economy gives the political dynamic a rarefied air

MICHIGAN


WTimes: With McCotter out, another tea party vs. GOP bout takes shape

MARYLAND

Examiner: Wealthy leave Md. suburbs, IRS data show

MAINE

Fox: Maine lawmaker required to drop re-election bid due to feud with legislator ex-girlfriend

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready

NEW JERSEY

TMZ:
Gov. Chris Christie: Fightin' Words On the Jersey Shore

ARIZONA

Politico: Cardon company's hiring draws scrutiny







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