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May 21, 2012


WSJ: Obama’s Bain Attack Leaves Democratic Ally Uneasy
NYT: Surrogate for Obama Denounces Anti-Romney Ad
WaPo: Newark Mayor Cory Booker slams Obama attack on Romney’s work for Bain Capital
Fox: Obama surrogate Booker backs off president's campaign criticisms in video
NatJ: Cory Booker: Attacks on Private Equity 'Nauseating'
WTimes: Attack Wright? Wrong; Attack Bain? Refrain
Fox: Top Romney surrogate answers Bain attacks with Solyndra
WSJ: Bain Capitalism 101

LA Times: Romney starts to chip away at Obama's big fundraising lead
Chris Cillizza: Romney could best Obama in fundraising
Politico: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama neck-and-neck in money race
WSJ: Obama Camp Spending About Half of Total Raised
Politico: Obama super PAC slump continues
Politico: Mitt Romney camp fundraising stalled in April
Politico: Dems, GOP fear bomb from outside groups
WTimes: Romney not attracting ex-rivals’ donors
NY Post: Obama leads Romney in donations from government employees

WTimes: Obama, Romney use states’ rights as they see fit

NatJ: Iowa and Ohio and Virginia, Oh My!

Judd Gregg: Opinion: The vital center
Juan Williams: Opinion: Demographics and destiny

WaPo: Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history
Chicago Tribune: Axelrod says Romney's Mormon religion off-limits
Jen Rubin: The Mormon obsession
American Spectator: Mormons and Demons

Jed Babbin: Losing the World to Win Reelection

WaPo: Santorum, Gingrich campaigns owe millions
NatJ: Report: Gingrich Campaign Almost $5 Million in Debt

Daily Caller: Biographers: Chris Christie would be ‘productive vice president’
Hill: Sen. Graham: Jeb Bush is best possible pick to be Romney’s running mate

Joe Curl: Hillary Clinton will be the 2012 veep candidate

Politico: Prime-time problem: Who gets to speak in Tampa?

Newt Gingrich: 2012 GOP platform must aim to restore American innovation


WSJ: Boehner Defends Call for Spending Cuts
WaPo: Mitch McConnell, John Boehner double down on deficit concerns
Fox: Congressional leaders gird for 'chaos' session over tax hikes, debt ceiling
NatJ: Republicans Attack Obama on Debt Ceiling
Politico: McConnell cool to pre-election debt fight
Hill: McConnell: Obama needs to ‘become the adult,’ raise discussion on debt, deficit

Hill: Calif. Republican emerges as leader of GOP budget hawks

Fox: Boehner rejects supposed Rev. Wright ad, despite Dem efforts to play it up

Fox: Boehner describes House Republicans as '218 frogs in a wheelbarrow'

WTimes: Four GOP lawmakers hit Holder on guns operation
Examiner: GOP freshmen press for contempt vote on Holder

Hill: Popular House-passed line-item veto bill hits brick wall in Senate

NYT: Outside Spending Turns From Presidential Race to Congressional Contests
NYT: ‘Super PACs’ Let Strategists Off the Leash

Roll Call: Study: Democrats Must Win Moderates to Hold Senate

Roll Call: Earmark Ban Changes Campaign Strategy

WaPo: Does Nancy Pelosi want to serve again as Speaker? She won’t say
Politico: Dems’ bid for House majority is not simple math


WSJ: OpEd: Three Views of the 'Fiscal Cliff'
Robert Samuelson: Role of American capitalism on trial
EJ Dionne: A choice of capitalisms

WaPo: White House visitor logs provide window into lobbying industry

WTimes: How to cut $600B not on the radar at Pentagon

WaPo: Data trove may shed light on health-care uncertainties
NatJ: Higher Charges Drive Health Spending, Report Finds
Examiner: Obamacare: A plan of, by and for special interests

NYT: Agency Aims to Curb Rules by Lame-Duck Presidents

Ezekiel Emanuel: Entitlement Reform For the Entitled

WaPo: Supreme Court faces pressure to reconsider Citizens United ruling
Fox: 22 states join court fight to preserve campaign finance laws after Citizens United


NYT: Liberals Call for Cuomo to Champion Higher Wage

Fox: Rep. Charlie Rangel campaign strong-armed ally for endorsement

NYDN: Senate Minority Leader John Sampson's reign likely coming to end


American Thinker: California Dreamin': A Nightmare of Collapse


Politico: Palin robocalls for Ted Cruz in Texas
Dallas MN: Third-party groups ramp up spending in U.S. Senate race
Dallas MN: While Dewhurst loyalists gripe about 'DC insiders,' rich Texans have his back
Dallas MN: GOP establishment money men ride to Dewhurst's rescue


Am Spec: FL GOP finding a way to lose a Senate seat that was theirs for the taking

PJ: 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida


AJC: Nathan Deal joins the Mitt Romney campaign


Chicago Tribune: Injuries, arrests in clashes between protesters and police


WSJ: Democrats' Wisconsin Worry
Hill: Governor's race overshadows crucial fall elections in swing-state Wisconsin
Milwaukee JS: Barrett, Walker have one thing in common: Out-of-state donors
WaPo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorses Scott Walker
Weekly Standard: Panel Plus on the Wisconsin Recall Election


Politico: Bloodletting in Michigan RNC election


NYT: Candidate, Philanderer and Juggler, Too: Edwards Trial Shows Deception’s Strains


WTimes: New Va. voter-ID law makes it ‘tough to cheat’


Politico: Christie backs EPA order against Pa. power plant


National Review: Editorial: Paleface


WSJ: Obama's Place of Birth a Ballot Issue in Arizona

Arizona Republic: Pinal Sheriff's Office stockpiles, prepares to sell military equipment
Fox: Sheriff Paul Babeu reportedly ignoring Pentagon rules in plan to sell military equipment
Fox: Statement from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office


Denver Post: Joe Coors' wealth is hard to ignore in Colorado's congressional race


May 20, 2012


NYT: Romney’s Faith, Silent but Deep
Boston Herald: Romney launches sunny ad in swing states
Pittsburgh TR: Ridge to campaign for Romney
AJC: Newt Gingrich auditions as Mitt Romney’s bulldog
CNN: Gingrich stumps for Romney, calls for unity
Roll Call: J.T. Jezierski Connects Congress to Mitt Romney Campaign
Pittsburgh PG: Mitt Romney in '65: Prankster with a moral thread
WaPo: Mitt Romney plans restful break after busy week
Tampa Bay Times: Romney says banking reform hurting housing market in Florida

WaPo: Weeding out process begins for the veepstakes
WTimes: Romney's choices: ten more nominees for the Republican Veepstakes
LA Times: Latino analysts dubious of Rubio's potential benefit for Romney
Politico: Marco Rubio as vice president: the Bilderberg conspiracy

WaPo: Michelle Obama’s campaign strategy: Steering clear of the hot issues
WaPo: The birthers are back! The birthers are back!
Byron York: Rev. Wright urged to stay silent until after 2012
Michael Barone: Obama pursues higher tax rates, growth be damned
Salena Zito: Biden's speech falls on deaf ears
Campbell Brown: Obama: Stop Condescending to Women
William Kristol: Campbell Brown: Obama 'Grating and Even Condescending'

Dan Balz: The missing issue in the presidential campaign

Politico: Ron Paul backers continue 2012 revolution


Hill: House GOP, Romney take aim at Obama’s stance on coal industry

Fox: GOP House leaders increase pressure on Holder to comply with subpoena

Hill: Rep. Ryan touts GOP student loan plan, hits Obama's 'short-sighted' approach

Hill: Boehner's early stand sets up second round of the battle over the debt limit

Human Events: This week in Congress: Senate eyes Secret Service

WaPo: OpEd: Want to end partisan politics? Here’s what won’t work — and what will


WaPo: NAACP endorses same-sex marriage
WSJ: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage
Fox: NAACP announces support of same-sex marriage, shoring up Obama's base
NYT: In Largely Symbolic Move, N.A.A.C.P. Votes to Endorse Same-Sex Marriage

WaPo: Ryan, Boehner, Pelosi on talk shows


State: S.C. GOP: We’ll back Romney


WaPo: Hakeem Jeffries: Brooklyn’s Barack Obama?


HE: California's bad dream: Budget deficit hits $16B, unemployment 11%, businesses exit


Dallas MN: Conservative group Club for Growth trying to flex its muscle in TX Senate race


Miami Herald: Governor appoints contracts czar to fight wasteful spending


AJC: Georgia Republicans to vote on casino gambling


Fox: 3 charged in alleged terror-related plot in Chicago that included Obama campaign HQ
NatJ: 3 Men Charged With Terrorist Conspiracy Against Obama Campaign's Chicago Office
DC: Terror suspects arrested in apparent plot to bomb Obama headquarters, mayor’s home

Roll Call: Illinois: Republicans Pick Davis as Nominee in 13th


Star Tribune: Paul power takes over state GOP convention
Star Tribune: Paul supporters nearly sweep all national delegate slots


Milwaukee JS: We recommend Walker; his removal isn't justified
Weekly Standard: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Endorses Walker
Milwaukee JS: Round 2: Walker and Barrett stake out opposing positions

Hill: Sen. Johnson calls GOP 'ready' to reclaim America's heritage


DetNews: Paul backers pick up delegate slots to GOP convention; negate Romney sweep


WaPo: McDonnell signs voter ID law, orders Election Board to issue new registration cards
NatJ: Could Overhauled Organizing Deliver Virginia to the GOP This Fall?


Roll Call: Connecticut: Linda McMahon Wins State GOP Endorsement
Politico: McMahon defeats Shays for Conn. GOP Senate endorsement


Boston Globe: Brown’s high hopes ran into Senate reality
Ross Douthat: A Little Bit Indian


Daily Caller: Quayle campaign accuses rival campaign of sending spy to headquarters


WTimes: In Colorado, same-sex marriage remains a hot issue
NYT: In Colorado, Gay Rights May Shape Campaign


May 19, 2012


WSJ: Romney Ridicules Stimulus at ‘Bridge to Nowhere’
Examiner: Romney points to restored bridge as Obama failure
NatJ: Romney Cites Defunct N.H. Bridge as Evidence of Failed Obama Stimulus Plan
Politico: Mitt Romney slams N.H. ‘Bridge to Nowhere’
NYT: Romney Supporters Hopeful About New Hampshire

WSJ: Romney Ad: What I’d Do on Day One
Fox: Romney releases 'positive' TV ad and first since Santorum exited
Fox: Romney’s Favorables Rising Despite Attacks
Hill: Poll: Voters split on Mitt Romney's business record
Rasmussen: Nebraska: Romney 53%, Obama 39%
Politico: Indiana: The Obama state that got away
Weekly Standard: Keep It Simple, Team Romney

WSJ: How to Decide on a Running Mate

AJC: Newt Gingrich as Mitt Romney’s bulldog

WSJ: Romney Campaign Collects $150,000 — From the Romneys
Hill: Romneys donate $150,000 in personal funds to campaign

NYT: A Drop in Fund-Raising for the Obama Campaign
Hill: Obama campaign reports $119M, no debt
WSJ: Obama Camp Arms Voters With Information on Strict, New Voting Laws
WaPo: Obama campaign working to counter new voter ID laws

NatJ: Researcher Examines Variation of the 'Bradley Effect'

Examiner: Obama stance adds fuel in marriage battlegrounds

LA Times: Arizona official: It's 'possible' Obama won't make ballot
WaPo: ‘Birther’: AZ election official says it’s ‘possible’ Obama might not make ballot
American Thinker: Why Kenyan Birth Claim Was No 'Fact Checking Error'
James Taranto: Counterfeit Kenyan
Rush: Wouldn't Obama Rather Talk About Where He was Born Than the Economy?

Mark Steyn: The Great Barry
Fred Barnes: No More Mister Nice Guy

William Kristol: Why Not the Best?

Kathleen Parker: Raising Rev. Wright: bad idea, but not racist
American Thinker: Romney Is Wrong on Wright
NYT: Race and Religion Rear Their Heads
Rush: Why So Many Americans Still Don't Know Much of Anything About Barack Obama


WaPo: $642.5 billion defense bill is approved by House
Star-Telegram: House passes $642 billion defense bill despite veto possibility
Denver Post: House passes $642 billion defense bill that breaks deficit-cutting deal
Hill: House approves East Coast missile shield site in $643 billion defense bill
Human Events: House approves $643 billion defense package

NYT: As a Debt Battle Looms, Some See No Option but to Raise Taxes
George Will: When the looter is the government
Bill O'Reilly: Hating the rich

WTimes: House GOP leaders order Holder to cooperate on gun-running probe
Politico: John Boehner adds to pressure on Eric Holder
Hill: GOP leaders join Issa in pressuring Holder on Fast and Furious

NYT: House Vote Upholds Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects

NYT: Earmark Puts $17,000 Pans on Army Craft

WSJ: House Republicans Maintain Cash Lead
WaPo: Conservative groups outspending liberal counterparts 4 to 1 on congressional races
Politico: Democrats look to California in bid to retake House

Roll Call: Senators Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Law Banning Corporate Donations


NYT: The Number of Those Working Past 65 Is at a Record High

WSJ: Tax History: Why U.S. Pursues Citizens Overseas

WSJ: Appeals Court Upholds Key Voting-Rights Law

NYT: Appeals Panel Weighs Question on Press Rights

Andrew McCarthy: From Democracy to Sharia

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


Politico: Clinton won't endorse Rangel
Hill: Clinton won't back Rangel for reelection


LA Times: California's deficit may climb, legislative analyst says
SacBee: California's budget problems linger while many other states shape up
LA Times: Centrist GOP candidates may offer chance to end California gridlock
Rush Limbaugh: The Delusional Governor Moonbeam


Dallas MN: Dewhurst, Cruz take bigger swings at each other as primary looms
Roll Call: Texas: David Dewhurst Puts $6 Million More Into Senate Campaign
Austin AS: Dewhurst, Cruz report $6.1 million total in fundraising
WaPo: Will Sarah Palin continue string of successful endorsements this year?


Politico: Weldon joins Florida Senate race

Miami Herald: Democratic leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz targeted by GOP hopefuls


NYT: Court Upholds Voting Rights Act in Alabama Case
Miami Herald: Appeals court upholds key voting rights provision


Chicago Tribune: 3 men face terrorism charges stemming from pre-NATO raid
WaPo: Chicago braces for NATO, and Occupy
NYT: Chicago Protests Draw Thousands Before NATO Event

Chicago ST: Cubs boss Tom Ricketts works to douse Obama political firestorm


Star Tribune: State Rep. Bills is GOP’s choice to take on Klobuchar
Weekly Standard: Bills Wins GOP Endorsement for Senate in Minnesota
Weekly Standard: At Minn. GOP Convention, Ron Paul Organization Somewhat Muted


WSJ: OpEd: What's at Stake in the Wisconsin Recall Election
Politico: Walker: I'll be more inclusive in the future
Milwaukee JS: Barrett to get union ad backing
Milwaukee JS: Judge deals setback to state unions on dues withdrawals
Milwaukee JS: Walker still hopes to bring iron mine to northern Wisconsin
WS: Barrett Skips Ceremony Honoring Fallen Police Officers to Meet with Union Officials


Politico: Deb Fischer: Anatomy of an upset


NYT: Edwards Jury Retires for the Weekend
Fox: Edwards trial jurors ask for evidence but end first day of deliberations without verdict


NYT: Connecticut G.O.P. Backs ’10 Nominee


Weekly Standard: Primary Opponent Criticizes Warren over Native American Flap


Denver Post: Colorado Unemployment Rises to 7.9 Percent; Fewer Jobs Created


May 18, 2012


WSJ: Romney Fundraising on Pace With Obama’s
WTimes: Romney close to Obama in fundraising
WSJ: Romney Defends His Record at Bain
Kim Strassel: Vampire Capitalism? Please
Examiner: New ad dreams of President Romney

WaPo: Mitt Romney distances himself from racially fueled proposal to attack Obama
NYT: Magnate Steps Into 2012 Campaign Fray on Wild Pitch
WSJ: Political Firefight Over Wright-Ad Report
WSJ: Billionaire Joe Ricketts Rejects Wright Ads
WSJ: Ricketts Family Tries to Calm Storm in Chicago
WSJ: The Wright Strategy

Rush Limbaugh: Dick Morris Debunks Fox Poll -- on Fox
NY Post: Half of US thinks Mitt’s swell: poll
American Thinker: Why the Obama Campaign Is Blowing the Election

Hill: Romney begins vetting veep picks

NYT: Clinton and Reagan Draw Praise (but Not From Whom You’d Think)

WSJ: Americans Elect Gives Up on Presidential Race
Chicago Tribune: Americans Elect's expensive search for independent candidate fails

WaPo: Five myths about independent voters

Charlie Cook: The Folly of Crowds

Byron York: For Dems, Bush is to blame -- forever and ever

Rush Limbaugh: Joe Biden Goes Nuts in Ohio

Rush: Obama Inserts Himself into White House Website Biographies of Previous Presidents

National Review: Obama’s Oprah Problem

Breitbart: Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia, HI'
Telegraph UK: Obama's literary agent says he was 'born in Kenya'
OTUS: 'Born in Kenya': Obama's Literary Agent Misidentified His Birthplace in 1991


WSJ: Boehner: No Budget Brinksmanship From Me
Examiner: Ryan urging GOP to run on his budget

NYT: House to Consider Proposal to Bar Indefinite Detention After Arrests on U.S. Soil

WSJ: Nominees to the Fed Confirmed After Delay
WaPo: Senate confirms 2 Fed nominees, board to full strength for first time since 2006

WSJ: Dave Camp Urges Comprehensive Tax Overhaul
WaPo: House Republicans call for overhaul of tax code in 2013
Larry Kudlow: Extend the Bush tax cuts now

NatJ: Democrats Look to Hike Middle-Class Taxes

Hill: House GOP lawmakers take aim at earmark ban

Hill: Rahall: Keystone oil pipeline will be dropped from final highway bill

WTimes: Coburn urges parties to return convention funds

Human Events: Inhofe delivers Senate floor takedown of military 'green' agenda

Human Events: House Republicans say emails link green energy loans to White House

WTimes: Impact of super PACs felt in GOP Senate primary races


Rush Limbaugh: It's Thursday... Jobless Numbers Revised Up

WSJ: U.S. Rethinks Secrecy on Drone Program

NYT: Postal Service to Consolidate 48 Mail Processing Centers in Summer

WTimes: State Republicans wary of health care law
Rush: How Do You Like the Supposed GOP Plan for the SCOTUS Ruling on Obamacare?

George W. Bush: The Arab Spring and American Ideals
Sen. Joe Lieberman: Turn the tide against Bashar al-Assad

David Brooks: The Age of Innocence
Paul Krugman: Apocalypse Fairly Soon
Michael Gerson: The Continent’s moral hazard

Fox: Rubio upset over US issuing visa to Castro's daughter

James Taranto: Free Speech Fight

Charles Krauthammer: Same-sex marriage: Empathy or right?

WaPo: Al Gore has a girlfriend: California donor and activist Elizabeth Keadle
Rush Limbaugh: Enviro-Idiots: Two Earths Needed by 2030

Examiner: Blacks lose majority in the District of Columbia


Politico: In Nevada, rift divides state GOP, RNC


Politico: Jim DeMint's win-loss record


NYT: Cuomo Pushing City to End Food-Stamp Fingerprinting
Albany TU: State overrides NYC on food stamp fingerprinting

NYT: Report Details Medicaid Overpayments to New York State


American Spectator: Jerry Swings for the Fences


Hill: Texas Senate race important target for DC conservative organizations

Dallas MN: Ron Paul to headline at state Republican Convention


NYT: Florida Steps Up Effort Against Illegal Voters
Fox: Florida voter rolls suspected of having roughly 53K dead, 2,600 ineligible

Politico: Meet the Rubios


AJC: Governor's appointee quits over state lease


NYT: Alabama: Changes Urged in Immigration Law


Chicago ST: Rahm blasts plan to attack Obama by Super PAC linked to Rickettses


Star Tribune: Divided Minn. GOP hopes for unity


Milwaukee JS: Jobs reports take forefront of Barrett-Walker recall race


Detroit News: Michigan debates 'Stand Your Ground' law


National Review: Fischer Takes On Kerrey
Weekly Standard: Who Is Deb Fischer?
Rasmussen: Nebraska Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 38%


NYT: Edwards Defense Asks the Jury to Distinguish Sin From Crime
WaPo: Closing arguments in John Edwards case focus on former aide
National Review: Dishonest, Dishonorable, and Illegal

Rasmussen: North Carolina Governor: McCrory (R) 50%, Dalton (D) 41%


Weekly Standard: Warren Contributed Recipes to 'Pow Wow Chow' Cookbook

Politico: Rep. Pete Sessions accuses Rep. Jim McGovern of drinking on job


Roll Call: Arizona Special Election Is Test of Party Messaging


May 17, 2012


WSJ: Romney Sticks to Message on Jobs, Debt at Florida Stop
WaPo: Romney says Obama responsible for 100,000 auto job losses
Rush Limbaugh: 3 Devastating Charts Dispute Biden's Claim that Economy is Coming Back

MSNBC: Romney presses Obama on debt with aid of prop clock

NYT: Romney Raises $40.1 Million in April, Nearly Matching Obama
WSJ: Romney Florida Fundraiser Yields $2.3 Million
NYT: Romney Camp Tries to Limit Reporters’ Access, and Rope Line Ruckus Erupts

Fox: Fox News poll: Obama pulls ahead of Romney as presidential race heats up
Rasmussen: North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 43%
Hill: Messina dismisses doubts about Obama chances in North Carolina
WSJ: Warning Signs in Wisconsin for Obama
NatJ: Can Obama Recapture the Youth Vote?

Fox: Fox News poll: Majority opposes gay marriage, doesn't want constitutional amendment

Hill: Romney’s next big battle is fight against summer slump

WSJ: Romney: J.P. Morgan’s $2 Billion Loss Is Someone Else’s Gain

American Spectator: Veep: The Long List

NYT: G.O.P. ‘Super PAC’ Weighs Hard-Line Attack on Obama
NYT: Blitz of Campaign Ads Is Early and Aggressive
WSJ: Outside Money Reshapes Ad Wars

Karl Rove: Obama's Campaign Is Off to a Rocky Start
Michael Barone: Recent news could cause panic for Obama campaign
Ann Coulter: Sacrificial Scams
George Will: Too much agreement means more entitlements

Politico: Mitt Romney's Bill Clinton strategy
EJ Dionne: Romney’s air kiss to Bill Clinton


WTimes: House approves violence bill
NYT: House Vote Sets Up Battle on Domestic Violence Bill
WSJ: Domestic-Violence Act Passes the House
Hill: House passes Violence Against Women Act reauthorization

Hill: Obama, Boehner clash at White House meeting over raising debt ceiling
WaPo: Obama warns Republicans against debt-ceiling fight
WSJ: Obama, Boehner United on Sandwiches, Still Split on Deficit
WTimes: Obama, Boehner agree on hoagies, not much else
Examiner: Obama, GOP brace for fight over debt limit
NYT: Obama and House Republicans Offer Taste of Renewed Fight Over the Debt Ceiling
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Boehner’s lamentable desire to repeat bad history

WaPo: Obama tries to sandwich Republicans on jobs plan, at a Washington deli

Hill: Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote
WTimes: Democrat-led Senate votes down 4 GOP budgets for ‘13
Examiner: Senate kills five budget proposals in a single day

Dana Milbank: Rand Paul’s cynical budget

WTimes: 2-party group puts pay on line in get budget passed in House

Hill: House GOP's Energy Dept. loan probe could ensnare two Cabinet secretaries

WSJ: How a U.S. Tax Overhaul Might Take Shape
Rush Limbaugh: Bill Clinton Undercuts Obama, Calls for Middle Class Tax Increase

NYT: Editorial: The Grand Old Party and the Sea

WaPo: Insurgents vs. insurgents to push GOP rightward
Hill: Sen. DeMint defends his role in upset in Nebraska's GOP Senate primary
NYT: G.O.P. Upset Puts Focus on Would-Be Kingmaker

NYT: James Abdnor, Former South Dakota Senator, Dies at 89
WaPo: James Abdnor, GOP congressman and senator from South Dakota, dies at 89


WSJ: Minority Births Are New Majority
WaPo: Census: Minority babies are now majority in United States
NYT: Whites Now Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.

American Spectator: When Men Won't Work
National Review: Magic Accounting

WSJ: Bid to Coax States on Health Exchanges
Fox: FL Catholic school considers dropping student health plan, on heels of Ohio decision
Human Events: The ObamaCare drug deal

Chicago Tribune: Judge Blocks Indefinite Military Detention Provision
LA Times: Judge blocks part of domestic anti-terrorism law

Linda Greenhouse: Goodbye to Gitmo

James Taranto: TSA agents did "nothing untoward" to Henry Kissinger

NYT: Big Gathering for NATO Puts Chicago on High Alert


Roll Call: Key to Nevada Senate Seat Lies in ‘Battlegroundsville’


NYT: Senate Passes Bill Creating Monitor for Disabled Care

NYT: U.S. Expected to Retry Ex-Senator Espada on 4 Unresolved Charges
NY Post: Health clinic Pedro Espada ripped off is paying his legal bills


George Skelton: A little Brown wizardry is needed to fix the budget
American Spectator: Our Very Own Greece

Daily Caller: Calif. congressional candidate accuses Democratic operatives of stalking


Austin AS: Perry makes endorsements, but Straus not among them


Roll Call: Florida: Connie Mack IV Gets Mitt Romney Endorsement
Weekly Standard: Romney Endorses Mack for Senate in Florida

Miami Herald: Crist says Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer tried to extort him in 2011


AJC: Georgia jobless rate drops to lowest level in more than 3 years


WSJ: Alabama Won't Help Fiscally Ailing County


Chicago ST: Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn’t delivered promised cuts in his office


Milwaukee JS: Scott Walker carves out a lead
WS: Third Poll in a Week Shows Scott Walker at 50 Percent in Wisconsin Recall Race
Daily Caller: Wisconsin’s own stats support Walker’s claims of job gains
Weekly Standard: Top Wisconsin Economist: State Is Gaining Jobs
Politico: Scott Walker: Tom Barrett getting ‘desperate’


WSJ: Battle Lines Are Drawn in Nebraska Senate Race
Politico: Friends and foes call Deb Fischer formidable
Rush Limbaugh: Another Conservative Victory Bubbles Up from the Grassroots in Nebraska


Roll Call: Establishment Is Pitted Against Tea Party in Kentucky


Fox: Edwards' defense team rests case in corruption trial
CNN: Defense rests in Edwards trial
NYT: Defense Rests in Edwards Trial Without Having Called Major Players to the Stand
LA Times: Defense rests case in John Edwards trial, without Rielle Hunter
ABC: John Edwards trial: The defense rests without calling candidate or mistress Rielle Hunter
WaPo: John Edwards’s defense rests following medical details about Rielle Hunter
LA Times: John Edwards appears confident as defense rests in his trial
Politico: John Edwards's 5 best shots


Examiner: Virginia GOP complicates life for Gov. McDonnell


WaPo: Md. passes income tax hike on six-figure earners
WTimes: Maryland Assembly OKs $260M tax hike, teacher pension shift


NYT: Bruising Fight Inside Connecticut G.O.P. for Open Senate Seat


Fox: Vermont becomes first state to ban fracking


Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren’s voice against Wall Street gets tuned out


Roll Call: Arizona Special Election Is Test of Party Messaging


WaPo: Dennis Kucinich will not run in Washington


May 16, 2012


WSJ: Romney Warns of ‘Debt and Spending Inferno’
Fox: In Iowa, Romney warns of 'prairie fire of debt'
LA Times: In Iowa, Mitt Romney focuses on 'prairie fire of debt'
NatJ: Romney: Obama Stimulus ‘Most Careless Onetime Expenditure’ in U.S. History
NBC: Stimulus Dollars Fund Studies into Sexual History and Erectile Dysfunction
Boston Globe: Romney says Obama sees free enterprise as a villain
NYT: Iowa, Again, Serves as Proving Ground for Romney
NYT: In Iowa, Romney Tests Economic Message
Rasmussen: 51% Trust Romney’s Economic Judgment More Than Obama’s
Rush Limbaugh: It's the Economy, Not Gay Marriage, Stupid

NatJ: Romney Wins Oregon and Nebraska Primaries

Dick Morris: Romney 51% Obama 42%: Survey of 6000: Romney to win undecideds
James Taranto: Bias a Drink: It's Obama vs. the New York Times!
Rush Limbaugh: War on Women? Poll Shows Romney Leads Obama Among Female Voters
Kathleen Parker: Obama’s popularity contest
Michael Barone: Rattled Obama team making miscues
American Spectator: Romney Closing With Obama

Arthur Culvahouse: What I Learned Vetting VP Nominees
Grover Norquist & Pat Gleason: Why Mitt Romney should tap Bobby Jindal
Politico: Romney-Christie ticket a loser in N.J., poll finds

WSJ: George W. Bush: ‘I’m for Mitt Romney’
WaPo: George W. Bush endorses Mitt Romney
ABC: George W. Bush: ‘I’m for Mitt Romney’
WTimes: Ex-presidents factor into Romney’s campaign
NatJ: What's Behind George W. Bush's Odd Romney Endorsement?

NYT: Bush Dips a Toe Back Into Washington

Boston Globe: Banking sector puts its money on Mitt Romney

NatJ: Super PAC to Launch $25 Million Ad Buy Attacking Obama

WTimes: Paul aide: Don’t look for a Romney endorsement

Politico: Poll: National mood danger for White House
NYT: A 30,000-Foot View on the Presidential Race
Politico: Countering Obama, NY Times stands by poll
WSJ: Gallup Poll: Americans See Obama Winning

National Review: Obama’s Appalachian Problem
Weekly Standard: Democratic Poll Shows Romney and Obama Nearly Tied in Wisconsin

NatJ: Why 2012 Is Reality TV at Nightfall, Not Morning in America

WaPo: Higher taxes on wealthy unite Democrats

Examiner: Obama courts votes of veterans, military families

WSJ: Biden Speech: ‘Obama Economics’ vs. ‘Romney Economics’
Dan Balz: High stakes in Romney-Obama battle over Bain, economy

WSJ: Jay Carney's 'Official Business'

Fox: Obama assets valued at $2.6M to $8.3M

Ross Douthat: The Third Party Fantasy
WSJ: Third-Party Bind: Cash but No Cachet
WaPo: Centrist group having trouble finding a presidential candidate
Dana Milbank: Where have all the candidates gone?


WaPo: Boehner threatens another debt-ceiling fight
NYT: Republicans Pledge New Standoff on Debt Limit
WTimes: Boehner digs in for next battle on debt
WTimes: Boehner sets up new debt-ceiling showdown
WSJ: Boehner Draws Line in Sand on Debt
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Boehner and the Debt
Hill: Hoyer: Boehner debt-limit gambit would ‘undermine’ confidence in US

Hill: Senate sets up six hours of debate, votes on GOP budget resolutions Wednesday

Hill: GOP plans fast track for tax overhaul

NYT: Senate Approves Extension of Export-Import Bank
WaPo: Export-Import Bank reauthorized by Senate

Sen Lamar Alexander: Time for a Medicaid-Education Grand Swap

Hill: Sen. McCain huddles with Dems on campaign finance reform

WSJ: Justice Rejects Lawmakers’ Complaints on Probe of ‘Fast and Furious’

WSJ: GOP Postpones Ill-Timed Vote on Financial Regulation

WTimes: Dream Act supporters target filibuster

WSJ: Obama to Meet With Congressional Leaders
WTimes: Obama will urge lawmakers to act on his economic to-do list

WTimes: White House threatens veto of GOP Violence Against Women Act


NYT: Needy States Use Housing Aid Cash to Plug Budgets

WSJ: North Dakota Tops Alaska in Oil Output

WTimes: Obama implementing same Bush policies on terror he once reviled

Fox: Influential panel calls for steep reduction of US nuclear weapons

Newt Gingrich: The War Next Door

Fox: Catholic university drops student health insurance, cites ObamaCare

Hill: Labor board suspends rule on union elections

Fox: Washington plays blame game over who is responsible for court vacancies

Roll Call: Court Supports Electioneering Ad Disclosures

Politico: The 100 people who run Washington


Politico: Doug Hampton’s plea could hurt John Ensign


NYT: Ethics Panel Opens Inquiry Into No. 2 Leader in State Senate
Albany TU: Libous the target of ethics inquiry

NYT: Democrats' Chairman Quits, and Cuomo Will Choose a Successor

Albany TU: Minimum wage increase wins 98-49 in Assembly, but Senate likely to balk


LA Times: Brown stymied by same budget dysfunction that plagued predecessors


Fox: Texas candidates vie to fill Ron Paul's seat, if not his shoes


WSJ: Oklahoma Reform Showdown: A plan to phase out the income tax


Miami Herald: Lobbying firms get big paydays in Tallahassee


Politico: Mitch Daniels: Richard Mourdock no tea party win


Star Tribune: Minnesota Senate Tax Chair denied GOP endorsement


Milwaukee JS: Walker speeds release of positive employment data
Politico: Scott Walker signs burned in Wisconsin
Weekly Standard: PPP Polls Wisconsin Recall: Walker 50%, Barrett 45%


Politico: Deb Fischer wins Nebraska Senate stunner
WSJ: Nebraska's Deb Fischer Pulls Upset in Primary
Human Events: Deb Fischer wins Nebraska GOP Senate primary
NYT: Nebraska State Senator Upsets Rivals for G.O.P. Nomination
WaPo: State Sen. Deb Fischer pulls big upset in Nebraska GOP Senate primary
Roll Call: Nebraska: Deb Fischer Wins GOP Senate Nomination
WTimes: Nebraska sets stage for Kerrey, Fischer race
NatJ: What Deb Fischer's Upset in Nebraska Means


National Review: Rand Rises


Fox: Defense team tries to portray Edwards as clueless about affair hush money
NYT: Edwards Defense Presents Witnesses Aimed at Discrediting His Accuser
ABC: John Edwards, Mistress and Daughter May Testify in Trial
WaPo: John Edwards, Rielle Hunter may be called to testify, attorney says
Ruth Marcus: Is John Edwards a criminal?


WaPo: Virginia General Assembly rejects openly gay prosecutor for Richmond judgeship
NYT: Gay Prosecutor Is Denied Virginia Judgeship Despite Bipartisan Support


WTimes: Pennsylvania gets high marks for rein on drilling for gas


WSJ: Law Review Called Senate Candidate Warren 'Woman of Color'
MassLive: Report: Elizabeth Warren described as Harvard Law School's 'first woman of color'
Atlantic: Elizabeth Warren's Native American Story Won't Go Away

Weekly Standard: Scott Brown Ad: 'Unpredictably Independent'


WTimes: Leahy wants investigation into Arizona sheriff’s tactics

Daily Caller: Republicans launch with focus on Giffords seat


WTimes: Civil-unions battle uncivil in Colorado


May 15, 2012


NYT: Romney Medicare Plan Draws a Stark Contrast
WSJ: Pete Peterson: Romney Turned Down Invite to Fiscal Summit
Byron York: Romney team to paint Obama as lousy businessman

Michael Gerson: Romney at Liberty: The case for conservatism
Dennis Prager: Romney Understands America

WaPo: N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez criticizes Romney’s ‘self-deportation’ idea

Dallas MN: After backing Romney in 2008, Ross Perot declines to endorse anyone for 2012

Daily Caller: Spawn of Romney: TheDC’s guide to Mitt’s sons

WSJ: Super PAC: Obama Economy Fails Young Job Seekers

Politico: Romney leads Obama 46-43 in new NYT/CBS poll
CBS: Poll: Romney has slight edge over Obama
Hill: Romney captures lead over Obama in new poll
David Brooks: The ESPN Man
Douglas Wilder: Obama best look for variation in ‘Bradley effect’
American Thinker: Discouraged Democrat Voters May Mean Historic Sweep for GOP

Star-Telegram: Ron Paul curtailing presidential campaign
NYT: Paul Ends Active Campaigning for Presidency
WTimes: Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes
WSJ: Paul Ends Campaign; Still Seeks Delegates
Human Events: Ron Paul suspends active campaigning
Fox: Paul campaign announces spending halt for upcoming primaries
WaPo: Paul stops spending money but doesn’t stop campaigning
Chicago Tribune: Ron Paul effectively ending presidential campaign
Politico: Ron Paul’s message to the GOP
HChron: Analysis: Ron Paul bows to political and economic reality

WSJ: Obama Camp Opens Fire on Romney’s Bain Years
WaPo: Romney campaign releases response ad on Bain
Hill: Romney returns fire on Bain attack with Web ad touting steel company success
WaPo: President Obama, Mitt Romney do battle over Bain Capital
WaPo: Obama ad calls Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital firm a ‘vampire’
WaPo: Obama targets Mitt Romney’s Bain years
WTimes: Obama ad paints Romney as a job killer
WSJ: Obama Ad Targets a Bain Investment
WSJ: Political Wisdom: Assessing Obama’s Attack on Romney’s Record at Bain Capital
WSJ: Obama's 'Vampire' Capitalists
Politico: Is Mitt Romney ready for Bain battle?
Politico: 'King of Bain' filmmaker now a Mitt supporter
Hill: Obama attack ad steals Gingrich tactic and puts spotlight on Bain Capital
Examiner: Obama, Romney turn campaign back to the economy
Rich Lowry: Mitt Romney, Vampire?

NYT: Obama’s Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Stirs Skepticism
Fox: Obama, touting gay marriage stance, calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
WTimes: Obama noncommittal on repeal of DOMA
James Taranto: Gay? Yay! Straight news gives way to propaganda
Charlie Cook: Changing Times: Public’s shifting attitude toward same-sex marriage
National Review: The Gay Divorcees: There are more than you might think

WaPo: Obama hones message to women in commencement speech
NYT: In Graduation Speech to Women, Obama Leaps Into Gender Gap
NatJ: In Commencement Speech Face-Off, Obama The Winner
Dana Milbank: Barack Obama, the first female president

Daily Caller: Longtime Obama pal Eric Whitaker keeps popping onto political scene

American Spectator: Obama’s Contempt for the Voters
American Spectator: The Obama Thugocracy

WSJ: Obama Dominates Top of Online-Ad Charts

WTimes: Poll shows little taste for third-party candidates


WaPo: Boehner sees battle over debt limit as ‘action-forcing event’
Hill: Voting on budget will provide 2012 ammo
WaPo: Taxmageddon sparks rising anxiety
Charles Lane: Is the ‘fiscal cliff’ just a myth?

Hill: Reid agrees to GOP demands to move Ex-Im bank reauthorization forward

WSJ: Gay Marriage Recasts Senate Races

Politico: 3 primaries to test GOP insurgency

Sen. Jon Kyl: Missile Defense Is Self-Defense

Hill: Sen. Leahy hopeful that John Roberts will vote to uphold health law
Weekly Standard: The Continuing (and Escalating) Popularity of Repeal

Politico: Group sues Senate to scrap filibuster
AJC: Ga. Reps. sue to challenge Senate filibuster
NYT: Editorial: Not Too Late to Curb the Filibuster
Ezra Klein: Is the filibuster unconstitutional?

WaPo: House Democrats have a goal for 2012 elections, but do they need an agenda?

WTimes: New generation challenging old guard blacks in Congress

Roll Call: NRCC Adds Two to Team


Fox: Privacy concerns as US government rolls out domestic drone rules

NatJ: LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy
Politico: LightSquared files for bankruptcy

NYT: Editorial: Confronting Keystone Again

Human Events: Fuzzy math on energy

Pat Buchanan: As the boomers head for the barn

Hill: Lobbyists brace for regulations fight over $2 billion bungled trade

Hill: Court strikes down NLRB rule to speed up union elections

WSJ: The Union Pension Bomb

Bill McGurn: Jerry Brown vs. Chris Christie
Kevin Brady & Sen. Jim DeMint: Saying No to State Bailouts


NYT: Ex-State Senator Espada Guilty of Theft From Nonprofit
NY Post: Finally, greedy swine must cry oinkle!
NY Post: Amigos on jury held up Espada verdict
NYDN: Disgraced former state Sen. Pedro Espada gets what he deserves in federal court

NYT: New Twist in a March Senate Election That’s Still Too Close to Call

NYDN: GOP Assembly candidate Mark Schimel won't run against estranged wife


LA Times: Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'
MSNBC: Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $8.3 billion in cuts
MSNBC: California governor calls for higher taxes, 4-day state workweek to fill $16 billion gap
Mercury News: Brown slashes programs for the poor, threatens to do the same to schools
Bloomberg: Brown’s California Budget Dilemma No Shocker, Expert Says
Reuters: California revised budget plan relies on cuts, taxes
SacBee: Optimistic projections led to dramatic surge in California budget deficit
NYT: Fiscal Woes Boomerang for Brown in California

LA Times: California gasoline prices jump average of 15.4 cents in one week

Roll Call: California: Pete Sessions to Headline Fundraisers for Kim Vann


Dallas MN: Candidates for Texas’ open U.S. Senate seat all keep far to the right

Star-Telegram: Texas Republicans will soon flock to Fort Worth for their state convention


Hill: Landry announces he'll challenge Boustany in GOP member matchup


Chicago Tribune: Patti Blagojevich and daughters make prison visit
Politico: Blago's prison one of 'saddest places'

Chicago Tribune: Chicagoans like Emanuel's job performance, though not overwhelmingly


Politico: Lugar silent on Mourdock


National Review: Senate Free-for-All in Minnesota

Star Tribune: Dayton gets last word as he vetoes reworked GOP tax cuts


WaPo: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall
NatJ: Where Obama And Barrett Diverge in Wisconsin
Politico: Walker vs. Barrett: Wisconsin recall not personal
Milwaukee JS: Walker, Barrett joust on employment figures
Milwaukee JS: Emails from Barrett's wife violated MPS policy
WISN: Tom Barrett's wife accused of using MPS email to send out political messages


Politico: Portman: I'm 'better suited' to Senate


Human Events: Nebraska Republican Senate primary up for grabs
Weekly Standard: Another Upset in Nebraska?
WSJ: Nebraska GOP Primary Gets Dose of Adrenaline
NatJ: Previewing the Nebraska Senate Primary
Roll Call: Deb Fischer Makes Late Progress in Nebraska Primary
Hill: Palin-backed candidate Deb Fischer surging in Nebraska Senate primary


Weekly Standard: Cotton Leads by 18


Politico: Judge rejects Edwards’s defense effort
NYT: Judge Blocks Testimony for Edwards on Finance Law
WaPo: Judge overseeing the trial of John Edwards limits testimony of key defense witness
Fox: Edwards on list of potential witnesses, as defense tries to discredit ex-aide's testimony

Daily Caller: Records: Cate Edwards claimed she wasn’t a U.S. citizen to get out of jury duty


Examiner: Maryland Senate to OK tax hike on $100k-plus earners


NYT: Rhode Island Order on Gay Unions


WSJ: Brown Camp Again Presses Warren on Native American Claim
Boston Globe: Brown aide calls ancestry issue test of Warren’s integrity
Human Events: Fauxcahontas’ 1/32 Cherokee claim debunked
Daily Caller: Elizabeth Warren: ‘I’m proud of my Native American heritage’
Roll Call: National Spotlight Tests Elizabeth Warren's Operation
Boston Globe: Warren seeks to refocus campaign on Wall St.
Weekly Standard: Questions for Elizabeth Warren

Roll Call: Massachusetts: Richard Tisei Leads John Tierney in Republican Poll


Politico: Citizens United goes on air with $100K buy in Giffords district


NYT: Colorado Rejects Same-Sex Civil Unions
Denver Post: Colorado civil unions bill killed before reaching House floor
LA Times: Colorado House 'kill committee' rejects civil union legislation
WaPo: Republicans reject civil unions bill in Colo. special session; Dems rally for November


Roll Call: Orrin Hatch Donated $10K to Richard Mourdock After Primary
Politico: Hatch to start airing primary ads


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