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Fox: GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states

WSJ: Who’s Who: Growing List of Departing Democratic Senators

NYT: Donations From Colleagues Identify Vulnerable House Incumbents

WSJ: Obama’s Nominations: How the Senate Has Voted

Stuart Rothenberg: The Most Vulnerable House Incumbent(s) of 2014

WaPo: The Fix’s top 15 gubernatorial races

Charlie Cook: The Republican Advantage (in the House)

WaPo: The Fix’s top 5 races of 2013



April 30, 2013


WSJ: Treasury to Pay Down Debt For First Time in Six Years
Huff: Treasury Expects To Pay Down Debt For The First Time In 6 Years, Thanks To Austerity
WSJ: Debt and Growth: Attacking Reinhart-Rogoff to revive the spending machine
NYT: As Jobs Lag, Fed Is Viewed as Unlikely to Do More

WSJ: McConnell Ready for That Drink With Obama
Hill: Obama's relationship with GOP congressional leaders at new low
Politico: Obama's budget puts House Democrats in bind
NatJ: Mitch McConnell Wants to Be the Republican Party's Chief Tech Innovator
Michael Gerson: For GOP, opposition shouldn’t only mean obstruction

Taranto: Power Constrains: Why "community organizer" tactics don't work for the president
WaPo: Obama’s campaign finance reform plans have faded
Examiner: 100 days into Obama's second term, window of opportunity seen closing fast

WSJ: The Coming ObamaCare Shock
WTimes: ‘Obamacare’ opponents checking for ‘rate shock’
NYT: Next Big Challenge for Health Law: Carrying It Out

WSJ: Ryan Takes a Key Role on Immigration
Fox: Senate bill aimed at curbing visa overstays for immigrants
NYT: Immigration Splits Senator From Mentor
Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio's Future is Still Bright

Fox: Obama administration officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi, lawyer says
Human Events: Benghazi Report Revives Troubling Questions

WTimes: Obama nominates rail advocate, paves way for more transportation spending
NatJ: What You Need to Know About Obama Transportation Pick Anthony Foxx

WSJ: Justices Rebuff Alabama on Immigration Law

WaPo: Supreme Court says states may bar information requests from nonresidents

NYT: New Interior Chief Savors a Steep Learning Curve

Charles Lane: Government’s bad bet on Fisker

Charlie Cook: Follow the Money: Direction of U.S. economy maps the pathway of its politics

CNN: Ricin suspect ordered held without bond
CNN: Suspect in ricin case described as 'a little different'


National Review: Beaming Rick Scott
WaPo: Bill Nelson for governor? Maybe.


Politico: Pennsylvania poll: Everyone beats Tom Corbett


NatJ: Gary Peters To Announce Senate Bid

Detroit News: Ex-Rep. Kilpatrick ready to lead global probe of extraterrestrials


WaPo: FBI looking into relationship between McDonnells, donor
Fox: FBI reportedly looking into relationship between Virginia Gov. McDonnell and donor

Watchdog: McAuliffe car co. parent in off-shore tax shelter

Examiner: Democrats say Cuccinelli took advantage of Virginia's lax ethics laws
NewsLeader: Virginia Dems renew call for Cuccinelli to resign


WaPo: Bachmann’s claim that she voted against the sequester bill because of cuts to poor


Roll Call: Branstad Takes Swipe at Steve King


Albany TU: Cuomo: Despite rumors, I have no 2016 thoughts
NY Post: If Hillary is running for prez, I’m out: Cuomo quietly ‘concedes’ 2016 race to Hillary

NYT: All Puns Aside, Weiner Makes Lucrative Name in Consulting


LA Times: California may go forward without a financial reserve

LA Times: California bullet train groundbreaking faces new obstacles
Allysia Finley: Can California Taxpayers Dodge the Bullet Train?


NYT: Cruz Breaks With Senate Tradition While Criticizing Colleagues
Jen Rubin: Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz.


WSJ: Sanford, Colbert Busch Debate Turns Rowdy
NYT: Former Governor Sanford and Rival Debate in House Race
WaPo: Colbert Busch aggressively challenges Sanford in only debate
Fox: Sanford, Colbert Busch trade jabs in spirited debate ahead of South Carolina election
NPR: Palmetto Faceoff: Sanford, Colbert Busch In Spirited Debate
Reuters: Sanford deflects talk of affair in South Carolina debate
WaPo: Sanford, Colbert Busch on campaign trail after they mix it up at SC debate

WaPo: Nikki Haley to appear at Mark Sanford fundraiser
WaPo: Rand Paul reportedly set to endorse Mark Sanford
Roll Call: House Democrats Spend More to Defeat Mark Sanford
NatJ: Black Voters Are Key to a Colbert Busch Win in South Carolina
American Spectator: The Tragedy of Mark Sanford


AJC: Fur begins to fly in GOP chairmanship race


Chicago ST: Dan Proft's choice: WLS radio gig or Illinois Governor's race


Daily Caller: Kentucky secretary of state may break pledge, challenge McConnell


WSJ: Markey Holds Edge in Massachusetts Primary
Hill: Markey heavily favored among Dems in Massachusetts Senate primary
Boston Herald: Repubs plead for Markey run
WaPo: Homeland security clashes define final week of Mass. Senate race



April 29, 2013


NYT: Push to Require Online Sales Tax Divides the G.O.P.

WaPo: Defense cuts pose an economic quandary for liberals
Fox: Dozens of air shows cancel without military jets that are grounded due to sequester

WaPo: After string of setbacks, more charm may be the last, best option for Obama

Fox: More top Republicans: Bomb plot perhaps involved others, FBI to investigate worldwide

WT: Immigration bill grants amnesty to employers of illegals; no prosecution for bogus IDs
Politico: GOP mega-donor backs immigration reform
Jen Rubin: Why should Republicans favor immigration reform?

Hill: Sen. Manchin vows to continue fight to pass background check bill
Fox: Manchin says he's working to get another Senate vote on gun background check
Hill: Dems push gun control agenda in DC, but not in battleground states
Gallup: Americans Wanted Gun Background Checks to Pass Senate

WTimes: Rep. Trey Gowdy: ‘Explosive’ Benghazi hearings ‘coming quickly’

WSJ: Charlotte Mayor Gets Transport Nomination
WaPo: Obama to nominate Charlotte Mayor Foxx to run Transportation Department
Charlotte Observer: Obama to name Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx as transportation chief
Politico: Rising star Anthony Foxx gets nod to replace Ray LaHood
Politico: Black pols stymied in Obama era

Fox: In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites
Daily Caller: Report: 2004 turnout numbers would have elected Romney

Erskine Bowles & Alan Simpson: A grand bargain is still possible. Here’s how
Paul Krugman: The Story of Our Time
Robert Samuelson: The twilight of entitlement
Michael Barone: Get rid of state income tax? Maybe, maybe not

Hill: Rand Paul’s ascent brings new scrutiny ahead of possible 2016 campaign

American Thinker: Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP Message


Politico: Could Kirsten Gillibrand run for president?


George Skelton: Gov. Brown as Robin Hood


Hill: The five strangest moments of Sanford's House campaign
John Fund: Known vs. Unknown in S.C.’s Special Election


NYT: Massachusetts Voters Reminded Senate Primaries Are at Hand
Fox: Bombing shifts Mass. Senate race before primaries Tuesday
Roll Call: Five Things to Know About Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate Primary



April 28, 2013


WSJ: Mississippi Man Arrested in Ricin Letter Case
WaPo: Mississippi man suspected in ricin case has been arrested, FBI says
NYT: shifting focus, federal agents arrest new suspect in ricin case
Fox: Feds charge Mississippi man in case of ricin-laced letter sent to Obama

WSJ: Air-Traffic Controllers Sent Back to Work
NYT: F.A.A. Says Air Traffic Staffing Is Returning to Normal
WTimes: FAA says furloughs over, flights back to normal by Sunday

WaPo: GOP moves away from entitlements and toward tax reform in budget deal

Hill: Online sales tax bill could crash in House

Fox: Senate GOP quizes Labor Department on purported payments for labor unions worldwide

Examiner: House, Senate differences endanger immigration reform
Milwaukee JS: Paul Ryan, Jim Sensenbrenner illustrate GOP divisions on immigration
Hill: Cornyn: Immigration op-ed 'complete bs'

Ross Douthat: When Assimilation Stalls
Clarice Feldman: The Brothers Tsarnaev and the Danger Whose Name we Dare not Speak

Hill: GOP aims to slow federal bullet buys

WSJ: The Diploma's Vanishing Value

NatJ: Explaining the GOP Split Over Repealing Obamacare
WSJ: Are You Ready for the New Investment Tax?

WTimes: O snap! President Obama, Conan O’Brien dish out jokes at WHCA dinner
WaPo: White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner feeds on Hollywood’s star power
WSJ: Obama Mocks Press, Rivals, Himself
NYT: Obama Takes a Turn as Comedian in Chief
NatJ: Obama and O'Brien Cast Their Versions of D.C. White House Correspondents' Dinner
Politico: Obama slings arrows and jokes at White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2013
Fox: Obama cracks jokes at White House Correspondents' Association dinner
Fox: Transcript of Obama's remarks at White House Correspondents' Association dinner
Politico: Sarah Palin: White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013 was ‘pathetic’

Maureen Dowd: Silver Fox’s Pink Slip
Salena Zito: Good at campaigning, bad at governing

Fox: GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states
Chris Cillizza: The Senate’s brain drain


Miami Herald: Lawmakers agree on pay raise for state workers


Milwaukee JS: For Senate President Mike Ellis, knowledge is power


Star Tribune: Dayton draws line on scope of tax hikes


Politico: Chuck Grassley aide David Young weighs Iowa Senate run


NYT: Many Openings at State Agency Go to Those With Ties to Cuomo


SacBee: Lead ammo ban – will it fly now?
Fox: California lawmakers weigh first statewide ban on lead ammo


WTimes: Gov. Perry demands apology over cartoon inspired by plant explosion


NYT: In South Carolina Congressional Race, Drama Outpaces Discussion of Issues


AJC: Ben Carson and second thoughts on a hot GOP commodity



April 27, 2013


WSJ: Air Delays Get Swift Political Response
WTimes: Congress tells Obama to stop FAA furloughs
Fox: House passes bill to end FAA furloughs, now goes to Obama to sign
WSJ: Flight Delay Rebuke: Congress exposes the FAA's air-traffic furlough gambit
NYT: G.O.P. Claims Victory as Bill to Curb Flight Delays Passes
Hill: Lawmakers head for flights after voting to end airport delays
Hill: Winners and losers in FAA furlough fight
Hill: GOP: Administration wanted to inflict pain with flight delays
NYT: Editorial: Congress Rushes to Aid the Powerful
Hill: Obama: FAA furlough legislation a 'Band-Aid'
WaPo: After flight delay fix, Obama chides Congress for piecemeal approach to undoing spending cuts

NYT: Obama and G.O.P. Spar Over Direction of Cuts
NatJ: A Playbook for Undoing the Sequester
Hill: Sequester opponents now losing hope
Fox: Government spends thousands of taxpayer dollars on absolutely nothing

Byron York: Rubio hit hard after inviting comments on immigration bill
WSJ: GOP's Stars Align on Immigration Push
WSJ: House GOP Bill: 500,000 Farmworker Visas
WSJ: Politics Counts: GOP's Immigration Dilemma
Hill: McCain pleads with business leaders for help on immigration
NatJ: Hispanics Actually Don't Share Republican 'Faith and Family' Values
Pat Buchanan: The Dark Side of Diversity
Rush Limbaugh: The Amnesty Bill is GOP Suicide

Sen. Rand Paul: Recurring tragedy from a broken immigration system
Politico: Rand Paul aims to go mainstream

Andrew McCarthy: Obama’s National-Security Fraud
Mark Steyn: The Collapsing of the American Skull

WSJ: Obama Set to Tap Froman, Pritzker for Economic Team
NYT: Obama Chooses Economist Shelanski for Chief Regulatory Post
WTimes: Solis had up to $100K in legal debts when she resigned

WSJ: House Moves to Avert Possible Helium Shortage
WaPo: Congress finds it hard to let Federal Helium Program run out of gas

WTimes: Obama all in on abortion, defends government funding to Planned Parenthood

WaPo: Economy grew at 2.5 percent in 1st quarter, amping fears of a stalled recovery
WSJ: The Growth Deficit
WSJ: OpEd: 'Democracy May Have Had Its Day'
Charles Blow: The Morose Middle Class

James Taranto: Ex Marks the Spot: Jimmy Carter lauds George W. Bush as a peacemaker
Kathleen Parker: Bush’s legacy is more than Iraq

WTimes: White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2013
WaPo: White House writers’ jokes can get cut by tragic current events

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


Politico: Meet the new Rick Scott


Politico: Poll: Pat Toomey’s numbers rise


Examiner: Ken Cuccinelli launches first ad in Virginia governor race
WTimes: Ken Cuccinelli targets women with new campaign ad
WaPo: Editorial: Virginia’s assault on abortion claims a victim


WaPo: Mark Sanford is down. But he’s not out


Fox: Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud



April 26, 2013


WSJ: Senate Passes Bill to Ease Air-Travel Delays
Fox: Senate passes bill to end FAA furloughs
WaPo: Senate votes to end furloughs of air traffic controllers
Roll Call: Senate Passes FAA Fix Before Leaving Town
Politico: Democrats blink first on aviation cuts
NYT: Senate Moves to Stop Air-Controller Furloughs and Prevent Travel Delays
WTimes: Fly the friendly skies: Senate votes to blunt air-traffic controller furloughs
WSJ: Besides the FAA, Furlough Impacts Are Mostly Muted
WaPo: Threat of sequester furloughs diminishing or gone for some agencies
National Review: Extravagance at the FAA

WSJ: Team Obama Meets With Senate Republicans

NYT: Democratic Senators Tell White House of Concerns About Health Care Law Rollout
David Brooks: Health Chaos Ahead

WSJ: House Immigration Differences Emerge
NYT: House Panel Set to Offer Several Immigration Bills
WaPo: House conservatives to push own immigration agenda
Fox: House to take its time on immigration bill
Politico: Bob Goodlatte outlines cautious path for House GOP on immigration
Fox: GOP lawmaker weighs overhaul of asylum process in wake of Boston bombings
Byron York: Gang of Eight loopholes put many illegal immigrants on fast track to citizenship
Hill: How Sens. Schumer and McCain teamed up to push immigration
Hill: Asian lawmakers fear changes to visa program would keep families apart
Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz: Obama Wants the Immigration Bill to Fail

WSJ: House Homeland Security Chief: Bombings ‘Foreign Inspired’
NYT: Russia’s Warning on Bombings Suspect Sets Off a Debate
WaPo: Anti-terror task force was warned of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s long trip to Russia
WaPo: Authorities: Tsarnaev brothers planned attack on New York’s Times Square
Hill: Bloomberg: Tsarnaev brothers planned to detonate explosives in Times Square
WSJ: Judge Made Call to Advise Suspect of Rights
Hill: Top Intelligence panel lawmaker blasts Justice Dept. over Miranda rights
Hill: Republicans: Boston bombings reveal intel system still broken

WaPo: FBI temporarily loses track of Miss. man investigated in ricin case

WSJ: U.S. Believes Syria Used Gas
NYT: White House Says It Believes Syria Has Used Chemical Arms
WTimes: Syria likely crossed the ‘red line’ with chemical weapons: Now what?
NatJ: Obama Is Looking for Reasons to Delay Response to Syria's Chemical-Weapons Use

Lieberman & Kyl: The danger of repeating the cycle of American isolationism

Politico: The Tea Party Caucus returns

NYT: Senators Quietly Seeking New Path on Gun Control

Fox: Justice Department appeals recess appointments ruling to Supreme Court

Kim Strassel: Nearly Sideswiped by Another Green Car

NYT: Federal Spigot Flows as Farmers Claim Discrimination

Fox: Senate delays action on Internet sales tax bill
Rush: Republicans Want to Soften Their Image, When They Should Sharpen Their Opposition to Liberal Ideas -- Like the Internet Tax

Hill: GOP angst grows over leadership fumbles

Fox: Republicans say they've cut $300 million in House spending in last 3 years
Pete DuPont: Make Government Less Taxing
Reinhart & Rogoff: Debt, Growth and the Austerity Debate
Paul Krugman: The 1 Percent’s Solution

WSJ: Bush Legacy Examined at Ceremony
NYT: For Bush, a Day to Bask in Texas Sun
WTimes: Emotional Bush at presidential library dedication: ‘Our nation’s best days lie ahead’
WSJ: Highlights: Clinton, Carter, Obama, Bush at Center Dedication
Fox: All five living presidents share stage to honor President Bush, dedicate his library
AP: Politics on hold at the dedication of Bush library
Charles Krauthammer: The Bush legacy
Peggy Noonan: The Presidential Wheel Turns
Michael Gerson: George W. Bush, a principled president
James Taranto: The Difference Between 43 and 44? Not So Much
Dan Balz: Bush library dedication both a look back and a prologue
Rush: Remembering the Day President George W. Bush Welcomed Pope Benedict
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Pushes Amnesty at Bush Library

Politico: Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton atop New Hampshire 2016 poll
WSJ: Barbara Bush Says ‘No’ to a Jeb Bush 2016 Bid

Jen Rubin: Tear down this icon: Why the GOP has to get over Ronald Reagan

Politico: OFA hires staff in 19 states


Roll Call: Bill Nelson Mulls Bid for Florida Governor

Politico: Clinton heading to Florida for second paid speech


NYT: Venture Threatens to Backfire in Virginia Governor’s Race
Human Events: Terry McAuliffe’s crony capitalism mess
Daily Caller: Former perk-loving Terry McAuliffe vows not to accept gifts over $100


WaPo: Liberal super PAC targets Bachmann


Politico: Todd Akin regrets rape comments


Denver Post: Colorado court upholds firing for off-the-job medical marijuana use
Politico: Colorado court rules pot use not 'lawful activity'
Daily Caller: Report: Legal pot will contribute ‘little or nothing’ to Colorado’s bottom line


Politico: Poll: Kelly Ayotte approval drops after gun vote


NYT: Group Asks Whether Cuomo’s Girlfriend Should Reveal Finances

NY Post: Qns. GOPer ‘sleaze’ play


SacBee: California Assembly approves bill allowing noncitizens to serve on juries
Fox: California bill would let illegal immigrants serve on juries


Roll Call: Ron Paul Backs Mark Sanford
DC: Write-in campaign launched for conservative alternative to Sanford in special election


AJC: Ron Paul endorses Paul Broun for Senate
Roll Call: Ron Paul Backs Paul Broun


NatJ: Why Bloomberg's Targeting of a Democratic Senator Could Backfire


Fox: Judge in Oregon rules limiting inmates' mail unconstitutional


WSJ: Zuckerberg’s Group Hopes to Boost Alaska’s Begich



April 25, 2013


WSJ: Senators Seek Way to Ease FAA Cuts
Hill: Senators file legislation to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for delays
Fox: House Republicans grill FAA chief on air traffic furloughs, flight delays
NYT: Cuts’ Impact Is Severe, F.A.A. Chief Tells Lawmakers
Examiner: White House 'open' to flexibility in FAA cuts
Rush Limbaugh: The Obama Regime Deliberately Punishes Airline Passengers

WaPo: Holder says no furloughs at Justice Department this fiscal year
Hill: Holder: No furloughs at Justice Department
Hill: No furloughs for ObamaCare officials
WaPo: EPA employees hit with up to 10 furlough days; less than anticipated
WaPo: Feds spend at least $890,000 on fees for empty accounts

Fox: House GOP setting the stage for debt showdown this summer

Hill: House lawmakers pull immigration to the right
NatJ: The 8 Senators Who Hold Immigration Reform in the Balance
WTimes: ‘Undocumented workers’ are still ‘illegal immigrants’ to most Americans
Hill: Critics see a rerun of healthcare law in Senate immigration bill
NYT: In a First, Judge Orders Legal Aid for Mentally Disabled Immigrants Facing Deportation
Ann Coulter: The problem isn't just illegal immigration, it's legal immigration, too
Rush Limbaugh: Gun Control Loss in Senate Has Democrats Worried About Amnesty

WSJ: Bomb Suspect Was Put on Two Watch Lists
WaPo: CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list
Denver Post: Officials: Bomb suspect silent after read rights
WaPo: Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place
WSJ: Tsarnaev's Six-Month Visit to Dagestan Is Scrutinized
AJC: Saxby Chambliss: Russia contacted U.S. twice about Boston bomber
Judith Miller: How to Stop Terrorists Before They Kill
Dan Henninger: Boston and the Un-Bush
Daniel Pipes: Education by murder in Boston: Extremism triggers hostility to Islam in West
Rush Limbaugh: Boston Bombers' Former Brother-in-Law: There Were Others Involved

WaPo: Federal agents search Mississippi site in ricin investigation
NYT: 2 Tangled Lives Collide, Again, in Ricin Case

WTimes: Benghazi investigators demand cable signed by Clinton; White House balks
Human Events: House report: Hillary Clinton was ‘just wrong’ on Benghazi

WSJ: In Shift, Harkin Delays Vote on Labor Secretary

Hill: Schumer will not challenge Wyden for Finance gavel

NYT: Possible Fed Successor Has Admirers and Foes
Robert Samuelson: The Reinhart/Rogoff brawl

WSJ: GOP Shelves Legislation Attacking Obama Health Law
WaPo: House GOP leadership falls on health vote
Hill: GOP leaders delay ObamaCare vote in face of conservative discontent
Fox: House GOP withdraws health care proposal, but vow to bring it back

NYT: House Majority Leader’s Quest to Soften G.O.P.’s Image Hits a Wall Within
LA Times: Republican effort to rebrand the party takes a hit

Fred Barnes: Bush Is Back
Karl Rove: The Bush Character, Four Years Later
Michael Barone: As Bush stays silent, his reputation steadily gains
Politico: What we’ve learned about Bush since he left town
Dallas MN: Library begins as George W. Bush’s story, but may evolve over time
NYT: Obama’s Delicate Task at Bush Library Event
WaPo: The 7 best moments of George W. Bush’s presidency
WTimes: Bush policies still alive in Obama White House
Hill: Obama, Bush parallels emerge as presidents converge in Dallas
NatJ: Will George W. Bush Ever Get Historians on His Side?

WaPo: Hispanic consciousness lends weight to Jeb Bush as GOP eyes 2016 presidential race
ABC: George W. Bush Tells Jeb to ‘Run,’ Says Jeb vs. Hillary Would Make ‘Fantastic Photo’

NatJ: The Week That Kicked Off The Battle For The Senate


NatJ: Mich. GOP Establishment Hopes for Rogers, Frets Over Amash


Milwaukee JS: Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin on guns: polar opposites on a risky issue


WSJ: GOP’s Honour to Challenge Minnesota Gov. Dayton

Star Tribune: New allegations hit Minnesota's U.S. attorney at federal level


WaPo: Snowe’s new book describes bruising business of being a moderate Republican


NYT: Rent’s Still Too High, So a Former Candidate Is Back


SacBee: Jerry Brown pledges foes 'battle of their lives' over education funding


WaPo: The Sanford vs. Colbert Busch race ends in 13 days. Here’s what you need to watch
Daily Caller: Club for Growth donates to Sanford’s campaign
Stuart Rothenberg: GOP Throwing Another Race Away, Mark Sanford Style

Politico: Pro-Haley group preps first TV ads


NatJ: Mark Pryor May Soon Have A Bloomberg Problem


Examiner: Gov. Martin O'Malley talks about presidential aspirations on overseas trip


WaPo: With Baucus out, GOP Rep. Steve Daines to consider Senate run
Hill: Montana GOP Rep. Daines considering run for Baucus Senate seat
NatJ: Brian Schweitzer, the Great Progressive Hope?
National Review: Montana’s Democratic Hope
Roll Call: Are Senate Democrats Schweitzer or Bust?
NatJ: Democrats Need Working-Class Heroes to Keep Control of Senate


WaPo: Five things to know about Ron Wyden before he takes over the Finance Committee


Roll Call: Hawaii Senate Race Stokes Obama, Clinton Rift



April 24, 2013


WSJ: Flying the Government Skies: 4% FAA spending cut that somehow delays 40% of flights
NYT: F.A.A. Says Furloughs Delayed 1,200 Flights
Hill: Delays at airports mount as furloughs enter second day
WaPo: Congress demands answer on flight delays
Politico: Blame game begins as air delays soar
WTimes: Furlough blame game; Reid cites dire effects; GOP says it’s politics
Fox: Lawmakers urge FAA to reconsider furloughs as travelers encounter mounting delays
WSJ: Reid Wants to Use War Savings to Halt Sequester
Examiner: New Democratic plan would use war savings to offset cuts
NYT: Editorial: Budget Cuts, Minus the Inconvenience
Politico: No furloughs in Biden's office
Human Events: Thank President Obama for those airline delays
Dick Morris: Obama’s revenge
American Spectator: Fight Back! Privatize the FAA!

WSJ: Budget Conference on Ice
Hill: Republicans block Reid move to form Senate budget conference

Politico: Obama pushes big budget deal at dinner with Senate women
WSJ: Obama Talks Deficit, Energy With Female Senators
Hill: Obama, female senators focus on economy, budget

WSJ/Fred Barnes: Immigration Reform Is Starting to Roll
NYT: Immigration Bill Would Aid Security, Napolitano Says
Thomas Sowell: Immigration Gambles
Betsy McCaughey: Read the Fine Print, Senator
Rush Limbaugh: Politico Admits Immigration Bill Would Result in Bonanza for Dems

WSJ: Suspects Roused by Jihadist Thought
NYT: Boston Suspects Are Seen as Self-Taught and Fueled by Web
Boston Herald: Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits
WaPo: No links seen between Boston suspects and foreign terrorist groups, officials say
Examiner: Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical
Fox: Senators raise concerns about government response to Boston bombing, Russian trip
NYT: Senators Say Case Indicates That Problems Persist in Agencies’ Data Sharing
WTimes: Boston bombing investigation reveals intelligence failures
John Bolton: We can’t ignore foreign roots of the massacre
Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Ignore the Elephant in the Room

WSJ: Twitter Hoax Sparks Swift Stock Swoon
WTimes: Fake AP tweet about White House explosions causes stock drop

WSJ: Ricin Charges Are Dropped
NYT: Focus Shifts in Ricin Case as Charges Are Dropped
NYT: Man Is Freed as U.S. Questions Another Over Poisoned Mail
Fox: Mississippi man released after arrest in ricin-letter probe, FBI conducts new search

Sens. Brown & Vitter: Make Wall Street Choose: Go Small or Go Home

Hill: GOP Benghazi report blames Clinton
WTimes: Obama, Clinton blew Benghazi response, Republican report says
Fox: House report on fatal Benghazi attack faults State Department for security
Examiner: House report: Clinton didn’t tell the truth about requests for Benghazi security
Politico: House GOP keeps pressure on White House over Benghazi

NatJ: Get Ready To Be Taxed on Internet Purchases

NYT: S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations

Fox: Graham blocks vote on Obama energy nominee

NYT: Breaking Down on the Road to Electric Cars
WSJ: How the Wheels Came Off for Fisker
Fox: White House had advance warning on Fisker's struggles, documents show

Fox: Solar company that got millions from Oregon to suspend Portland operations

James Taranto: To Serve Woman

WSJ: Who’s Who: Growing List of Departing Democratic Senators
Politico: 2014 retirements: Top Dems pack it in
MSNBC: Montana's Baucus latest to announce retirement
WaPo: Baucus retirement opens way for sweeping legislative changes

Charlie Cook: Too Early to Know Whether Democrats Will Fall Prey to Second-Term Jinx

NYT: Rangel Sues to Overturn Censure

Politico: Hillary Clinton hits the speaking circuit
WaPo: Hillary Clinton is beloved. Joe Biden is be-liked. And therein lies his 2016 problem

Politico: Jeb battles Bush fatigue

WTimes: George W. Bush: A look back at a president who never looked back
NatJ: Go Ahead, Admit It: George W. Bush Is a Good Man


WaPo: In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices


Fox: Pennsylvania lawmakers OK bill to prevent abortion coverage under ObamaCare


Detroit News: Mich. House GOP drops fines for pacts signed before right to work


WaPo: Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds won’t run for Senate


Elko: Angle: Local conservatives should run for office


Politico: Shaheen trounces Brown in Democratic poll


NYT: Mayoral Candidates Begin to Release Their Income Figures
NYT: Rivals Challenge Quinn on Term-Limit Stance That Helped Bloomberg

NYT: Parole Granted for Political Consultant in a Corruption Case
NYDN: Hank Morris, aided corruption of disgraced ex-Controller Alan Hevesi, freed in June
Reuters: New York political consultant in pension fund scandal granted parole


Fox: California bill says homeless have right to be on the street


Dallas MN: Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton to have dueling speeches in Dallas, day before George W. Bush Presidential Center’s dedication


Examiner: Rand Paul: Let me be clear. I have not changed my position on drones
Daily Caller: Rand Paul: No, I didn’t flip-flop on domestic drone use


CNN: Christie to attend Bush library ceremony


NYT: Gay Marriage Measure Advances in Rhode Island


WSJ: Democrat Baucus To Leave Senate
Human Events: Max Baucus retires
WTimes: Montana Sen. Max Baucus won’t seek re-election
NYT: Baucus, Powerful Montana Democrat, Will Leave Senate
WaPo: Baucus to retire rather than seek reelection in 2014, strategists say
WaPo: All eyes on Brian Schweitzer in wake of Max Baucus retirement
NatJ: Max Baucus's Sudden Retirement Puts Pressure on Former Montana Governor
Roll Call: Are Senate Democrats Schweitzer or Bust?
Politico: Focus is on Montana ex-governor Brian Schweitzer as Max Baucus exits



April 23, 2013


WSJ: Rand Paul Tries to Transform a Moment Into a Movement
WSJ: Sen. Paul: Stop the Immigration Overhaul
WTimes: Rand Paul: Stop immigration bill until we understand Boston
Daily Caller: Paul urges Reid, McConnell to stall immigration reform after Boston

Politico: Paul Ryan: Boston should spark immigration reform
Politico: Paul Ryan steps into immigration fray
Milwaukee JS: Paul Ryan says immigration reform a national security issue
Chicago ST: Luis Gutierrez, Paul Ryan team up to push for immigration reform

NYT: Heated Questions and Divisions Emerge at Immigration Bill Hearing
Fox: Lawmakers question fast track for farm workers in immigration bill, as tempers flare
NYT: Q. and A.: The Senate Immigration Bill
Daily Caller: Illegals skate on ‘public charge’ rule in Gang of Eight bill
National Review: The Immigration Power-Grab
National Review: Marco Rubio’s Radio Row
Daily Caller: Pat Buchanan calls Gang of 8 proposal acts of madness, suicidal folly for GOP
Politico: Immigration reform could be bonanza for Democrats
Fox: Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects
WT: 99.5% of illegal immigrants get approval for legal status; number raises fraud concerns
Pew: Unauthorized Immigrants: How Pew Counts Them and What We Know About Them

Boston Globe: Boston bomb suspect charged; religious motive seen
NYT: Boston Suspect Is Charged and Could Face the Death Penalty
WaPo: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using ‘weapon of mass destruction’
WTimes: Boston bombing suspect faces civilian court, not ‘enemy combatant’ status
NYT: Officials Say They Had No Authority to Watch Older Suspect
Hill: FBI to explain actions regarding older bombing suspect
NY Post: Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev eyed in 2011 murders
Daily Caller: Coulter puts focus on Tamerlan Tsarnaev wife: ‘Did she get a cliterectomy too?’

Chertoff & Lawrence: Investigating Terror in the Age of Twitter
Charles Lane: An update for Miranda rights
Michael Gerson: Tied in knots by radical Islam
James Taranto: Slothful Induction
Rich Lowry: Radical Islam, Once Again
William Kristol: Civilization and Barbarism
Rush Limbaugh: Liberals in Denial Over Boston Terrorists
American Spectator: Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia
Rush Limbaugh: Cuomo and Thomas Friedman Tie Boston Bombing to Climate Change

Human Events: Terrorist plot foiled in Canada
WaPo: Police arrest 2 in al-Qaida supported plot against Canadian passenger train
Examiner: Canadian security thwarts terrorist attack on New York-Toronto train
Politico: Reports: Canadian terror plot targeted Toronto-NYC train service

NYT: French Embassy in Libya Is Attacked

NYT: Flights Delayed Across Country Amid Budget-Cut Furloughs of Air Controllers
WaPo: Flights are delayed at major East Coast airports as sequester-related furloughs begin
Hill: Flight delays trigger blame game over FAA furloughs among parties, airlines
Fox: Travelers brace for delays as FAA imposes furloughs, lawmakers decry 'stunt'
WSJ: Flight Delays as Political Strategy
Rush Limbaugh: Obama's FAA Furloughs Workers with Eye Toward the 2014 Elections

WaPo: Federal employee furloughs begin
WaPo: Park Police furloughs begin as agency steps up visibility

Fox: Congress forcing military to keep unwanted assets, programs despite spending cuts

Fox: Lawmakers warn cost of federal free phone program spinning out of control

WSJ: Obama Budget Spreads the Tax Pain
WaPo: Analysis of Obama’s budget finds a higher tax burden for most Americans
Daily Caller: Analysis: Top 1 percent to pay two thirds of Obama tax hike
Politico: Taxes: President Obama's budget would hit middle class

Hill: Obama to dine with women of the Senate

NYT: Internet Sales Tax Bill Gains Ground in Senate
Hill: Internet sales tax advances after Obama endorsement
WSJ: OpEd: The Mom & Pop Internet Sales Tax

WSJ: GOP Senators Ask to Delay Vote on Labor Nominee
American Spectator: Perez Abomination Grows

LA Times: EPA criticizes environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline

WTimes: Supreme Court questions ‘prostitution pledge’ for AIDS funding

Hill: Ginsburg eyed as possible retirement

NYT: In Gun Bill Defeat, a President Who Hesitates to Twist Arms

Hill: Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

Politico: Poll: George W. Bush approval rating up post-White House
Balz: As Bush library opening puts presidency back in the spotlight, his approval rating is up

Hill: Democrats gain early fundraising edge


Detroit News: Detroit EM asserts contract power


Fox: Unions spend big in Virginia governor race


Star Tribune: Minnesota House passes health and human services budget


Roll Call: Democrats Divided in South Dakota Senate Race


NYT: New Yorkers Expect More Arrests of Legislators, Maybe Their Own, Poll Says
Albany TU: Silver: We talked about Assembly confirming new Elections Czar


WSJ: Poll: Colbert Busch Takes Lead Over Sanford in S.C.
Politico: Colbert Busch opens lead on Sanford
Hill: Sanford struggles after trespass charge
State: Trespassing accusations sting Mark Sanford, poll finds
AJC: Mark Sanford bemoans his ‘rough week’
Examiner: New Sanford ad: Colbert Busch will be ‘Pelosi’s voice’ in Washington
Daily Caller: DC fundraiser for Sanford canceled after revelation of trespassing charges
WaPo: Oh, Mark Sanford


Fox: Trial begins for officials accused in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud


Albany TU: Public Financing Connecticut style


WaPo: Mass. Senate campaigns left with limited window after bombings freeze race
Roll Call: Democrats Markey, Lynch Resume Campaigns


WTimes: Utah senator says GOP needs a message of social unity


Roll Call: Joe Miller: GOP Establishment Not ‘Terribly Excited to See Me’


Politico: Colleen Hanabusa likely to enter Senate race



April 22, 2013


NYT: Suspects Seemed Set for Attacks Beyond Boston
WT: Bombing motive now big question; suspect Dzhokhar starts responding to queries
Mirror: Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist "sleeper cell"
Boston Globe: Russia alerted US about Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Mail: Bomber 'shot himself in the head while he was cornered in boat'
Mail: How doctor's daughter became the Muslim convert widow of Boston bomber
Fox: House committee wants administration's intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev

WaPo: CIA, FBI, military interrogators ready to question Boston bombing suspect
NYT: G.O.P. Lawmakers Push to Have Boston Suspect Questioned as Enemy Combatant
WaPo: Sunday show roundup: ‘Enemy combatant’ or not?
WSJ: Enemy Combatants in Boston
NYT: Editorial: How to Handle a Terrorism Case

Michael Mukasey: Make No Mistake, It Was Jihad
Mark Steyn: The ‘Co-exist’ Bombers
Andew McCarthy: Jihad Will Not Be Wished Away
Jed Babbin: Why Has No One Taken Credit?
John Yoo: How to Interrogate Him
Stephen Hayes: Don’t Rule Out Anything
American Thinker: What did Dzhokhar learn about Chechnya in school?
American Thinker: Why Do So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?
WTimes: Former FBI agent predicts more attacks in Muslim jihad

WTimes: Boston bomb case’s findings may delay Senate immigration legislation
WaPo: Advocates of immigration reform fight back against push for delay
Fox: Senators say bombings should spark immigration reform, not halt process
NYT: Bombing Suspects’ Immigration Story Adds Layer to Debate on Overhaul
Daily Caller: Rubio spokesman compares plight of illegal immigrants to slavery
Politico: Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio on immigration
Politico: Giuliani: Gun control legislation gave an out
Chris Cillizza: Gun bill’s failure may help immigration legislation
Byron York: Obama campaign plans major push for Gang of Eight immigration bill

Fox: Some flight delays appear as FAA furloughs kick in due to sequester
WaPo: Furloughs underway, but uncertainty remains for many workers
Richmond TD: Virginia’s delegation asks Hagel to avert furloughs

Examiner: Senate to open debate on charging national sales tax on online purchases
WSJ: The Internet Sales Tax Rush

John Fund: Putting Lipstick on the Obamacare Pig

Robert Samuelson: The end of macro magic
Paul Krugman: The Jobless Trap

WTimes: Political activist Howard Phillips dies

Fox: George Bush says brother Jeb best man for the White House

Nate Silver: In State Governments, Signs of a Healthier G.O.P.
Politico: Karl Rove, Koch brothers lead charge to control Republican data
Politico: House GOP program to shore up shaky incumbents


Miami Herald: Will it be Senator Bill Nelson vs. Governor Rick Scott in 2014?
Tampa Bay Times: Gov. Rick Scott's campaign staff is raking in money
Miami Herald: Crist's coming-out party with North Florida Democrats
Orlando Sentinel: Florida Democrats are short on statewide candidates
TBT: Four reasons Bill Nelson should run for Florida governor — and four reasons he shouldn't
SSN: Job Numbers Might Be Working, But So Far Rick Scott's Re-election Strategy Is Not
TBT: Exclusive Fla Insider Poll: Bill Nelson toughest challenger to Rick Scott

Miami Herald: Future of Medicaid expansion in hands of key GOP House members


Pittsburgh TR: Toomey says gun proposal well-intended
PPG: What Pat Toomey's bipartisan work on background checks could mean for him
Reporter: Pa. primary: 1 statewide race, but many local ones


Politico: Rob Portman approval rating dips
WVXU: Will guns and gay marriage haunt Portman?
Westport News: Ohio Democrat says he will challenge GOP's Portman

Columbus Dispatch: Kasich has reason to be optimistic

Dayton DN: GOP keeps Medicaid expansion alive
Cleveland PD: Ohio Medicaid expansion isn't dead quite yet
Columbus Dispatch: State lawmakers stray far from their constituents


Mlive: Could Gov. Snyder's tax policy attract young people but drive seniors from Michigan?


N&O: NC House coalition proposes independent redistricting, but Senate leaders likely to balk


WaPo: Disparate donors fuel early fundraising in Virginia governor’s contest
Patch: Virginia Lt. Gov. Race: Chopra Narrowly Outraises Northam in First Quarter
WaPo: Tax returns show Cuccinelli earned nearly $200,000 in 2012
WaPo: Virginia GOP calls for McAuliffe to release tax returns


Milwaukee JS: Scott Walker, GOP lawmakers urge 2-year UW tuition freeze


USA Today: Minn. GOP lawmaker rules out race vs. Sen. Franken
Westport News: Minn.'s Kline says no to Senate, governor run
Star Tribune: Republicans make U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson an early target
MPR: Judges dismiss claims against former state GOP officials


Heartland: Missouri Gov. Nixon seeks Medicaid expansion


Westport News: Major Colo. election changes pass House
Daily Caller: Republican election official shut out of Colorado Dems’ election reform efforts


Dubuque: Harkin endorses Braley for Senate seat


Reno GJ: Nevada protest held over Heller's vote on gun bill


Ruidoso News: NM governor fundraising in Nevada, California


Union Leader: Inquiring Republicans left to wonder if Scott Brown would run for Senate in NH


Portland DS: Maine wins 2015 GOP convention


Capital: Bloomberg's deal, Cuomo's joke, Weiner's potential


LA Times: Jerry Brown starts push to revamp California's environmental law

LA Times: Garcetti opens 10-point lead over Greuel in L.A. mayoral race


Daily Caller: Why Ted Cruz is not a typical freshman senator
PowerLine: Demonizing Ted Cruz
Modesto Bee: Texas senator seems poised to derail immigration reform


NewsOK: Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's gun votes draw mixed reaction


State: Will women abandon Sanford?


WaPo: Several congressmen, others angling for Senate seat in GA in 2014; Dems hopeful
WCTV: Big Scramble Seen in Open Senate Seat in Georgia


Montgomery Adviser: Alabama Democrats: $500K debt divides party
Moulton Adviser: Alabama Democratic Chairman Mark Kennedy to resign


TownTalk: Louisiana lawmakers to vote Wednesday on Medicaid expansion
Bayou Buzz: Will Louisiana Sen. Landrieu gun control votes kill her re-election hopes?


Al Hunt: Senate Friendship Born of Tragedy Overcomes Partisanship


D Caller: Sen. Dan Coats urges ‘month or two’ immigration bill delay after Boston attacks


KnoxNews: GOP 'supermajority' rolls, but friction derails pet projects


Politico: Rand Paul’s favorite Democratic president: Grover Cleveland


Modesto Bee: Arkansas approves Medicaid expansion alternative


Baltimore Sun: Maryland GOP lays down the law on bloggers


Inter-Mountain: Manchin growing in stature


Roll Call: Delaware Democrats Still Waiting on Their Beau


NJ: N.J. Senate Democrats to introduce major overhaul of campaign finance laws


Patch: Report: Connecticut Is in a Fiscal 'Hole'


Mass: Massachusetts Senate race poll: Ed Markey holds vulnerable lead


Arizona Republic: Immigration reform bill may shift Arizona’s role


Daily Caller: Tea-party favorite Joe Miller mulls another Senate run to fight govt tyranny



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