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WaPo: The Fix’s top 15 gubernatorial races

Charlie Cook: The Republican Advantage (in the House)

Karl Rove: Obama Gears Up to 'Flip the House' in 2014

Roll Call: Top 5 House Rematches to Watch (So Far)

WaPo: How every state voted in every election since 1796 — in 1 chart!

NYT: Early Line for 2016 Shows a Vice President Who’s Not the Favorite

NYT: Which Governors Are Most Vulnerable in 2014?

NatJ: Poll: Which Senate Incumbents Are Most Vulnerable?

NYT: Midterm Elections Unlikely to Alter Party Balance

Dick Morris: GOP Senate chances good

WaPo: The Fix’s top 5 races of 2013

Nate Silver:
Retirements Contributing to Largest Senate Turnover in Decades



 

 


April 14, 2013



NATIONAL

Fox: Dems run from Progress KY as group appears to implode in another McConnell attack
Politico: Progress Kentucky accuser changes story
Hill: Democrat changes story about talks with Progress Kentucky's cofounders
CNN: Democratic official bats down reported twist involving secret tape
Louisville CJ: Editorial: Regress Kentucky

NYT: Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue
Examiner: Obama's budget plan limits his bargaining power
Hill: Reid could move to create conference on budget this week
Hill: GOP gives muddled response to Obama offer on entitlements
WaPo: With domestic legacy in lawmakers’ hands, Obama considers his options
Hill: Dems fear Obama Social Security cut will haunt them in 2014 races

Fox: Manchin-Toomey deal could allow gun owners, sellers to carry, sell across state lines
NYT: Shy No More, N.R.A.’s Top Gun Sticks to Cause

Hill: Business, labor sign off on farm worker deal for immigration reform
Examiner: Republicans, Democrats both pushing for compromise on immigration legislation
MiaH: Undocumented immigrants face more than decade long wait for U.S. citizenship

Dan Balz: Washington confronts still-divided America

Ross Douthat: Balance and Bias

NYT: Editorial: When Election Regulators Are Mocked

Examiner: Rev. Wright’s daughter charged with fraud

Hill: Ron Paul plans foreign policy institute

WSJ: Sunday Talk Lineup: Rubio Hits 7 Shows



FLORIDA

Tampa Bay Times: Gov. Rick Scott beginning to look a lot like Charlie Crist
Sarasota HT: Scott Moving to Political Center: Breaking With Conservative Stands
Tampa Tribune: Gov. Scott touts accomplishments to GOP leaders
TB Times: Hostility to possible Charlie Crist run for governor fuels Bill Nelson speculation

PENNSYLVANIA

Philly: Double jolt from Pa. over gun issue
DT: Suburban growth in Pa., other states pushes politicians toward gun control

Allentown MC: Weak Corbett faces strong Democratic field
Philly: Schwartz launches her 2014 bid for governor
CBS Philly: Analysis: Politics In Pennsylvania

OHIO

Dayton DN: Is Kasich still GOP’s leader?
Cleveland PD: Kasich touts leadership prowess; House GOP is unimpressed

MICHIGAN

USA Today: House intel chairman weighs Senate bid

NORTH CAROLINA

Star News: Defeating Hagan a priority for Republicans in next election
WaPo: Sen. Kay Hagan raised $1.6 million in first quarter
Fayetteville Observer: Republican majority steers N.C. to the right

VIRGINIA

American Thinker: Terry McAuliffe Crony Capitalism Watch
Richmond TD: Va.’s political trifecta of personal controversy

WISCONSIN

LaCrosse Tribune: Gov. Walker approves 'emergency rules' for Capitol protesters
River Falls Journal: Senator’s visit mixes politics, business
Oshkosh: National buzz bodes well for Wisconsin

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Dayton pledge to supporters: 'If I'm breathing, I'm running'
Post Bulletin: Democrats want to expand sales tax to clothing, many personal services

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Attorney General Chris Koster preparing to run for Missouri governor

COLORADO

Denver Post: Senate Gang of 8 immigration overhaul huge for Colorado
Denver Post: Open primaries in Colorado are one way to counter partisan politics

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Regulator: Iowa short on female candidates
DMR: Some put off by Branstad trying to orchestrate Senate nomination
RCP: In Iowa, Santorum to Push Back on GOP Shifts

MAINE

Politico: Report: Collins supports Manchin-Toomey background checks plan

NEW YORK

NYDN: Christine Quinn detractors use social media in effort to quash her mayoral run
NYT: A Viewer’s Guide to the Mayoral Candidates
NYT: No Stranger to Scandal, Spitzer Says Weiner ‘Can Come Back’

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: California Democrats celebrate success, new faces
NYT: Editorial: Public Pensions in Bankruptcy Court
Dan Walters: Making CA pension funds' real estate deals secret only compounds mistake

TEXAS

Dallas MN: GOP TX lawmaker Lyle Larson looks to place limits on his own party’s governor
WSJ: Former Official Jailed in Texas County

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Republicans fail to oust party chairman over gay marriage
Milwaukee JS: University of Chicago taps top strategist David Axelrod

TENNESSEE

Roll Call: Tennessee: DesJarlais Primary Opponent Raises $450,000 in First Quarter

KENTUCKY

USA Today: Ron Paul's legacy could help, hurt son's political rise

MARYLAND

Hill: Gov. O'Malley agenda could undermine 2016 presidential hopes

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Born to high iron, Stephen Lynch forged his own way








 



 

April 13, 2013



NATIONAL

Taranto: 21st-Century Watergate: What did David Corn know and when did he know it?
WaPo: Who is Progress Kentucky?
Daily Caller: Alleged McConnell eavesdropper has prior trespass arrest
WaPo: Kentucky group is the PAC that couldn’t shoot straight
Politico: Amateur hour in politics
Kathleen Parker: Beauty and the beast

Hill: House freshman rips Obama’s budget in weekly GOP address
WSJ: The Other Hit From Chained CPI: Higher Taxes
Hill: Norquist: Chained CPI is Obama trap
Fox: Medicare hike in Obama budget could hit some in middle class
WSJ: Economic Anxiety Poses Risks for Obama
Fred Barnes: The Decline of Obama

WTimes: Obamas paid 18.4 percent tax rate for 2012
WSJ: Obamas' Tax Return Shows Lower Earnings
NYT: Obamas’ Income Has Dropped, Their Tax Returns Show
WTimes: Landlord Joe Biden pocketed $26,400 in 2012 renting cottage to the Secret Service
Fox: Bidens give 1.9 percent of income to charity
Cyrus Vance Jr: Why Your Tax Return Isn't Safe

WaPo: Gun debate in Senate likely to feature amendments to weaken or strengthen laws
NYT: Rare bipartisan accord in gun debate: Fix holes in the mental health system
NatJ: 3 Strong Pro-Gun Arguments to Watch
NatJ: House GOP Shrugs Off Senate Progress on Guns
Daily Caller: Carville: Gun bill ‘doesn’t have a chance to get out of the House’ [VIDEO]
Rush L: Will Obama's Exploitation of Newtown Families Force GOP to Cave on Gun Control?
National Review: Gun Control, Compromised

Sen. Rand Paul: Immigration reform starts with a secure border
NYT: Immigration Plan Sets 2011 Cutoff for Path to Legalization
NatJ: Is the High-Skilled Immigrant Shortage a Myth?
WSJ: Agricultural Visa Program Finds Accord
Daily Caller: Immigration bill to be released day before hearing

WSJ: White House Considers Economist for Fannie Watchdog

WaPo: In Kermit Gosnell abortion case, ex-employees say clinic was horrific place



LA Times: Republicans pledge to change tone, not positions



LA Times: GOP rejects gay marriage, asks Supreme Court to uphold Prop. 8
WaPo: Republican National Committee reaffirms its opposition to same-sex marriage
Hill: RNC members reaffirm party's opposition to same-sex marriage

Politico: Rand Paul forces suffer setback vs. GOP establishment

WaPo: The Fix’s top 15 gubernatorial races

Daily Caller: Romney’s tech guys win everything except for the election

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



PENNSYLVANIA

NatJ: How Pat Toomey Became the Face of the Blue State GOP

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: McCotter sues ex-campaign aides

VIRGINIA

WaPo: McAuliffe raised $5.1 million in first quarter
Human Events: McAuliffe ‘green’ car company tries to muzzle journalists

WaPo: Editorial: Bob McDonnell should come clean on lavish gifts

WaPo: Va. board approves strict abortion clinic rules

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota House wants $250 million in property tax relief

IOWA

Des Moines Register: GOP insider: King, Northey, and Reynolds won't run for Senate

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Union Leader: Former Sen. John E. Sununu won't run for office in 2014
Roll Call: New Hampshire: Sununu Forgoes Comeback Senate Bid
Hill: Contentious GOP primary likely in New Hampshire Senate race

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Cleared to Bring Girlfriend When He Rides State Planes

Albany TU: $4B in budget one-shot items

Roll Call: Empty Inbox? Join Gillibrand’s Campaign Email List

NYDN: Former backers cool toward an Anthony Weiner mayoral run

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: California Democratic chairman's still brooding over broccoli

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Obama to raise campaign cash during Dallas trip for opening of Bush library

Fox: Rick Perry wants Connecticut gun maker to move to Texas

WSJ: Texas GOP Warns of Invasion of ‘Slimy Dark Arts’

GEORGIA


AJC: Insiders: John Barrow and Michelle Nunn arranging Senate chat

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: State considers eliminating job of lieutenant governor

KENTUCKY

Fox: McConnell camp blasts liberal group's 'Al Qaeda' ad, on heels of secret tape controversy
Politico: Ad likens Mitch McConnell, Al Qaeda on guns

ARIZONA

Fox: We're being inundated: AZ group documents border battle with revealing audio, images

OREGON

NYT: Experiment in Oregon Gives Medicaid Very Local Roots

ALASKA

Roll Call: Alaska: Begich Raises $948K in First Fundraising Quarter









 



 

April 12, 2013



NATIONAL

WFPL: Source: Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording
Politico: Progress Kentucky official resigns
Hill: Kentucky activist denies wrongdoing in McConnell bugging
Daily Caller: Progress Kentucky has close ties to Democratic Party
NYT: McConnell Recording Is Linked to a PAC
WaPo: Liberal Ky. group named in leak of Sen. Mitch McConnell conversation about Judd
Human Events: Liberal group fingered in McConnell bugging case
CBS: Report: Ky. Democrat says liberal group taped McConnell meeting
Fox: Operative claims liberal group Progress Kentucky behind secret McConnell recording
ABC: Ky. Dem Says Progress Kentucky Recorded McConnell
TPM: Local Dem Says He Outed Progress Kentucky To Protect The Party (VIDEO)
Time: When an Enemy is an Ally: Mitch McConnell Gets a Boost from Alleged Wiretappers
Hill: Kentucky activist denies wrongdoing in McConnell bugging
WaPo: Mother Jones: ‘No legal liability’ in McConnell case
Weekly Standard: Did David Corn Break the Law?
Slate: Unwinding the Moronic Conspiracy to Nail Mitch McConnell
Rush Limbaugh: Kentucky Democrat Claims He Knows Who Taped McConnell



WaPo: The most important person in the budget debate? Greg Walden
NatJ: Changing Sides on Medicare and Social Security Is a Time-Honored Tactic
WaPo: Boehner on Hastert Rule: ‘It was never a rule to begin with’
Hill: Obama, GOP senators agree to exchange paper in debt talks
WTimes: Congress skeptical of Obama’s defense budget
Fox: Pentagon considers cutting furlough days for workers, official says
WTimes: Obama’s budget a blow to immigrant enforcers; funding cut for detentions, states
WTimes: Treasury chief, House GOP struggle to find common ground
WaPo: Editorial: It’s the GOP’s turn to be serious with the budget
National Review: A Budget to Reject
National Review: A Quick Guide to Budget Proposals
Rep. Fred Upton: Obama budget’s destructive impact on Medicaid
Charles Krauthammer: The Obama budget and the appearance of reform
David Brooks: Bold on Both Ends
Paul Krugman: Lust for Gold
WSJ: Budget Deficit Is Shrinking – a Lot



WTimes: Senators avert gun filibuster, setting up hard fight; 16 GOP among ‘no’ votes
WSJ: Senate Gun-Bill Debate Begins After Hurdle Overcome
WaPo: Senate moves to debate gun legislation; vote includes significant GOP support
NYT: Senate Vote Clears the Way for Debate on New Gun Laws
WaPo: Breaking down the Senate gun vote
WaPo: How Pat Toomey joined the background check talks
NYT: For Swing-State Democrats, Political Liability on Gun Control Issue
NYT: Editorial: The Rugged Road for Gun Control
WaPo: Growth of suburbs in pro-gun states changing the political calculus in Congress
Daily Caller: House Republicans on gun compromise: ‘It’s not a foregone conclusion’
Hill: House GOP shows little appetite for Senate gun control measure
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Want to Separate You from Your Guns

Fox: Supreme Court weighs taking up concealed-gun case



Politico: Marco Rubio goes all-in on immigration bill
Hill: Centrist Dems stress 'reasonable' pathway to citizenship for immigrants
NYT: Immigration Bill Is Expected to Open Opportunities Based on Work Skills
Fox: Bipartisan immigration bill reportedly may exclude thousands from citizenship
Gallup: Americans Favor Giving Illegal Immigrants a Chance to Stay

WT: ‘War on coal’ may burn EPA nominee; GOP senators question Gina McCarthy’s record
NYT: Environmental Questions Take Back Seat at Confirmation Hearing for E.P.A. Nominee
NatJ: Why Obama's Environmental Pick Drives Some Republicans Crazy

WSJ: Can We Afford Another Housing Boom?

James Taranto: Talk Talk: Parental prating is no poverty panacea

WTimes: RNC rejects conservative-backed rules changes
Politico: Republican National Committee rejects most rule changes
Bloomberg: Republican Rebranding Off-Message as Members Shirk Advice
Politico: In Hollywood, Republican National Committee doubles down on gay marriage
National Review: Against the RNC’s Gay-Marriage Resolution
NPR: Looking To Broaden Appeal, RNC Heads To Hollywood
LA Times: Republicans come to the heartland of the Hollywood liberals

Larry Elder: Five Decades of Lies Help Dems Create Monolithic Black Vote

NatJ: Club for Growth Urges Primary of NRCC Chair

Charlie Cook: The Republican Advantage (in the House)



OHIO

John Fund: Kasich Veering Left

MICHIGAN

Weekly Standard: Dave Camp on Senate Race: 'I'm Not Taking a Serious Look'

Detroit FP: Snyder's push for $1.2B in taxes for MI roadwork hampered by lack of specifics

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: North Carolina: McHenry Won’t Run Against Hagan

Fox: North Carolina House approves bill requiring background checks for welfare

VIRGINIA

Examiner: Va. Republican calls for federal probe of Democrat McAuliffe's car company
NatJ: To Beat Terry McAuliffe, Virginia GOP Turns to Anti-Romney Playbook
Kim Strassel: Terry McAuliffe's Solyndra

Examiner: Virginia set to approve stricter rules for abortion clinics

WISCONSIN

Hill: Paul Ryan: Republicans must stay strong on abortion to win elections

MINNESOTA

WaPo: Jim Graves will run against Michele Bachmann again
Roll Call: Minnesota: Graves All In for Rematch With Bachmann

WaPo: Franken raised nearly $2 million in first quarter

Star Tribune: Minnesota Senate revives sales tax on clothing

MISSOURI

Fox: Missouri highway patrol gave feds list of concealed gun permit holders

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo’s Re-election Machinery Is Already at Work

WaPo: The single biggest problem with an Anthony Weiner political comeback
NY Post: Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts
Rush Limbaugh: Hillary Advised Huma to Hold onto Weiner

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Will California Democrats' dominance last?

Roll Call: Almost Every Democrat in Delegation Gets Behind Honda

TEXAS

Roll Call: Cornyn Raised $1.85M in First Quarter

SOUTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: Jenny Sanford Has No Plans to Endorse in Special Election
Hill: Colbert Busch steps outside brother's shadow, into glare of spotlight

WaPo: South Carolina Democrats enjoy rare rays of sunshine

GEORGIA


AJC: Ed Lindsey to Bob Barr: "You got a lot of explaining to do"

LOUISIANA

CNN: Jindal to visit New Hampshire, stoking 2016 speculation

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Robin Kelly officially claims Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former U.S. House seat

Chicago Tribune: Illinois House wants voters to abolish lieutenant governor job












 



 

April 11, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Senate in Deal on Gun Checks
Hill: Senate to vote on proceeding to gun control legislation today
Daily Caller: Sen. Toomey: ‘I don’t consider criminal background checks to be gun control’
WTimes: Sens. Joe Manchin, Pat Toomey roll out background-check compromise on guns
WaPo: Senators outline bipartisan deal reached on gun background checks
NYT: Loopholes in Gun Laws Allow Buyers to Skirt Checks
WaPo: States move to restrict gun magazines as federal proposal stalls in Congress
NYT: A Senator’s Search for an Ally Keeps a Gun Bill Alive
WaPo: Sen. Joe Manchin bridges gun-control divide to pave way for expanded laws
WaPo: Gun control advocates are celebrating. They might want to hold off.
NatJ: Why There's New Hope For Gun Control
Fox: Obama touts progress on gun bill ahead of vote, as critics call compromise unworkable
Ann Coulter: Liberals go crazy for the mentally ill
National Review: The perils of the Toomey-Manchin compromise

WSJ: Poll Finds Broad Immigration Support
NYT: Broad Outlines of Senate Immigration Agreement Emerge
WaPo: Senate immigration plan includes border crackdown
Fox: Senate immigration plan would stiffen border security, increase surveillance
WTimes: Illegal border crossings leap ahead of immigration bill
Fox: Republicans blast hearing schedule for immigration bill, demand details on cost
DC: GOP senators press Gang of 8 on welfare costs for newly legalized immigrants
WTimes: Immigration activists say it’s time to deliver; thousands rally in D.C.
Mark Zuckerberg: The keys to a knowledge economy
Byron York: In new poll, big majority says border not secure

WSJ: Obama Makes Budget Gamble
Fox: Obama budget proposes more than $1 trillion in taxes, fees
Examiner: Obama's budget includes $1 trillion tax hike and $744 billion deficit
WaPo: Obama releases a budget plan with a simple goal: Ending the debt standoff
WSJ: The President's Priorities: Debt in 2014 will hit 78.2% of the economy
WSJ: Social Security, Medicare Face Hits
NYT: Health Care and Military Spending Bear the Brunt of Proposed Cuts
WSJ: Slight Cut for the Military; Base Closings Back on Table
WTimes: Pentagon budget ignores sequester, puts off cost-saving
WTimes: Obama budget resurrects the estate tax
NatJ: 7 Things to Know About Obama's Budget
WSJ: Some GOP Splits Emerge on Obama Budget
NYT: Obama Budget Opens Rift for Party on Social Benefits
WaPo: The ins and outs of ‘chained CPI’ explained
WaPo: Obama budget raises federal worker pay and pension contributions
WaPo: Impacts of the White House budget
WaPo: Winners and losers in the White House budget
WaPo: Editorial: Obama’s 2014 budget is an offer to negotiate
WaPo: GOP budget heads ‘disappointed’
WTimes: GOP says Obama’s budget blows chance of ‘grand bargain’
WaPo: House GOP campaign chief: Obama budget ‘shocking attack on seniors’
NatJ: Is the GOP Preparing to Attack Dems on Social Security?

Rush Limbaugh: Sequester Soul Train at the White House

Examiner: Over steak & salad, Obama talks budget, guns & immigration with GOP senators

Politico: John Boehner on hot seat as Senate acts



Fox: FBI visits McConnell campaign HQ after allegation office was bugged
WaPo: David Corn and Mother Jones find themselves with another audio scoop
WaPo: McConnell aide calls audio leak ‘Gestapo’ tactics
WSJ: Slinging Mud at Ashley Judd

WTimes: Rand Paul to blacks: Give GOP a second look
NatJ: Rand Paul Gets Skeptical Hearing At Howard University
Roll Call: Rand Paul Finds Protests and Skeptics at Howard University
NatJ: Why Rand Paul Was Right to Reach Out to Black Voters
WaPo: Rand Paul: ‘I’ve never wavered’ in support for Civil Rights Act
Rush Limbaugh: Rand Paul Goes to Howard University
Charles Blow: Rand Paul Goes to Howard
Dana Milbank: Rand Paul goes to Howard University in peace, receives quiet

Rep. Duncan Hunter: Time to shake up the dysfunctional VA

DC: Special Forces vets mark 7-month anniv. of Benghazi with call for more investigations

NYT: Postal Service Halts Push to End Delivery of Mail on Saturdays
WaPo: Postal Service bows to pressure, won’t end Saturday delivery

NYT: Jewell Confirmed as Interior Secretary
AP: Senate endorses Sally Jewell for interior chief

WaPo: Senators press budget office nominee on meeting deadlines

NYT: Easy Hearing for Obama’s Choice for Court

Karl Rove: Obama Gears Up to 'Flip the House' in 2014
Roll Call: Top 5 House Rematches to Watch (So Far)



FLORIDA

Fox: Florida state Senate passes anti-drones bill

PENNSYLVANIA

Roll Call: For Toomey, Gun Deal Is Good Politics

NORTH CAROLINA

WaPo: Sen. Kay Hagan raised $1.6 million in first quarter

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Stuart Rothenberg: Scott Brown’s Potentially Silly Adventure

NEW YORK

NYT: Weiner Jolts Mayor’s Race by Saying He May Enter It
WaPo: The best of the New York Times’ Anthony Weiner profile
NY Post: Shamed pol Anthony Weiner describes his secret life as he considers mayoral run
WaPo: Anthony Weiner, do you even have to ask?

NYT: Quinn Loses Popularity, but Retains Lead in Mayoral Race, Poll Finds

TEXAS

CNN: Texas governor nominates judge to fill post of fallen DA

Fox: Texas Senate approves drug testing for some welfare applicants

SOUTH CAROLINA

WaPo: Colbert Busch rejects President Obama’s budget

WaPo: Vincent Sheheen to run against Nikki Haley again

MARYLAND

WaPo: Martin O’Malley builds his liberal credentials ahead of 2016

CONNECTICUT

Fox: Connecticut gun-maker to leave state over new laws

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: GOP Senate debate gets personal












 



 

April 10, 2013



NATIONAL

WTimes: McConnell camp: Our offices were bugged
CNN: McConnell campaign calls in FBI over secret recordings
NYT: F.B.I. Looking Into Allegations That McConnell’s Campaign Was Wiretapped
Fox: McConnell camp brings in FBI after strategy session on Ashley Judd secretly recorded
WSJ: McConnell Claims ‘Nixonian’ Tactics in Leak
Human Events: McConnell contacts FBI about “Watergate-style” bugging
Politico: Mitch McConnell accuses Progress Kentucky of bugging
Hill: McConnell accuses Kentucky liberal PAC of bugging campaign headquarters
WaPo: McConnell wants FBI probe of alleged bugging of offices
Hollywood Gossip: Ashley Judd Ridiculed in Leaked Mitch McConnell Tape
WaPo: Mitch McConnell versus Mother Jones
Rush Limbaugh: Dems Bug Campaign Meeting on Judd; Media Portrays Judd as Victim

AP: Obama sends Congress $3.77T spending plan for 2014 seeking elusive grand bargain
Hill: Obama to unveil $1.058T budget
WaPo: Obama’s 2014 budget plan to be delivered Wednesday — into a yawning political void
Politico: Obama budget: Cuts, but new revenue, too
DFP: Obama to unveil budget plan: Higher taxes for wealthy, funding in vehicle technology
LA Times: Obama to unveil budget proposal, latest offer in deficit talks
WSJ: Obama Aims to Spur New Talks on Budget

WSJ: Cuts Spur Air Force to Idle Part of Its Fleet
Fox: Federal budget cuts to ground one-third of Air Force aircraft
Fox: Navy cancels Blue Angels shows for 2013 due to sequester

WaPo: ‘Obama phones’ subsidy program draws new scrutiny on the Hill
Weekly Standard: Another Exclusive Party at W.H.—at Taxpayer Expense
Examiner: New GAO report identifies $95 billion in overlapping programs
Hill: GAO finds billions in wasteful, duplicative federal spending
Rep. Bob Goodlatte: Excessive waste at Department of Justice

WaPo: Senate set to vote on start of gun control debate
Roll Call: Manchin, Toomey Prepare to Unveil Gun Deal
Politico: Joe Manchin says on verge of gun deal
Fox: Reid sets up Thursday test vote on gun legislation, fate unclear
WSJ: Support Grows for Vote on Gun-Control Bill
NYT: Threat to Block Debate on Guns Appears to Fade in Senate
WTimes: Harry Reid sets stage for showdown gun vote in Senate, dares GOP to filibuster
WSJ: Senators Near Deal on Gun Background Checks
NatJ: Obama's Army Outmaneuvered by the NRA
NYT: As Gun Control Advances in States, It Meets an Unforgiving Math in Congress
WSJ: The GOP's Gun Control Misfire
James Taranto: Blather, Rinse, Repeat

Hill: Gang of Eight aiming to unveil immigration reform bill Thursday
WaPo: Bipartisan immigration reform bill is expected this week
Fox: Senate immigration plan could be ready by Thursday, followed by weeks of debate
NYT: Timing of Senate Immigration Bill Remains Unclear
LA Times: Immigration talks bog down over numbers
Politico: Rob Portman optimistic on immigration reform
WTimes: Worried immigration activists look for support on Capitol Hill
WSJ: Senate Plan Sets High Bar On Border Security
National Review: Three Questions on Immigration

NYT: Three Obama Nominees Encounter No Opposition at Senate Confirmation Hearings

WTimes: Obama tries again with National Labor Relations Board
Examiner: White House nominates three to labor board
Bloomberg: Obama’s NLRB Nominees Include Critic of Boeing Case

WSJ: House Republicans Plan a Hearing on Fisker

WSJ: Obama Bench Picks Hit by Long Delays
NYT: Obama Pushes Choice to Join Appeals Court
WaPo: Republicans’ D.C. Circuit barricade

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Owe Hillary in 2016

LA Times: Republicans aim to implement new approach at party meeting
WTimes: RNC meeting eyes outreach to minority voters, internal reforms

Dallas MN: Bushes named America’s most powerful family by Town & Country magazine

American Spectator: Rand the Realist



FLORIDA

Miami Herald: House, Senate differ on how to structure tax break for Dolphins

OHIO

Toledo Blade: Ohio GOP hacks away at Gov. Kasich's budget

MICHIGAN

Hill: Dems see danger in Mich. primary fight

Detroit News: Snyder's plans for fixing roads, expanding Medicaid stalled by GOP

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: North Carolina: Ellmers Will Decide on Hagan Challenge in June

VIRGINIA

Human Events: McAuliffe feels heat over GreenTech resignation

WP: New documents raise more questions about financing of McDonnell’s daughter’s wedding

WISCONSIN

Roll Call: Badger Brat Pack Charting GOP's Path

COLORADO

Fox: Colorado sheriffs plan lawsuit challenging state gun control laws

IOWA

Des Moines Register: GOP plan cuts income tax 15%

NEW YORK

NYT: Cuomo Offers Plan to Fight Corruption after arrests
Albany TU: In ‘step one,’ Cuomo would stiffen anti-corruption laws
Poughkeepsie Journal: Cuomo anti-bribery plan boosts D.A. prosecution powers
NY Post: Cuomo whips up plan to make corrupt pols pay
Daily Beast: NY’s Plan to Bribe Politicians to Stay Honest: What Could Go Wrong?

NYT: Albany Riveted by Double Life of an Assemblyman and Informer

NYT: Anthony Weiner Is Weighing a Run for Mayor
NYT: Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Post-Scandal Playbook
Politico: Anthony Weiner gives tearful confessional, eyes comeback

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: OpEd: The Pension Rate-of-Return Fantasy

TEXAS

Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz's Six Reasons for Optimism

SOUTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: South Carolina: Colbert Busch Targets Female Voters in First Spot Against Sanford

GEORGIA


AJC: Isakson, Chambliss won't join Senate gun bill filibuster

LOUISIANA

NYT: A Governor Retrenches on a Big Idea
Nate Silver: With Popularity Fading at Home, Is Jindal the New Romney?
WaPo: What happened to Bobby Jindal?

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Robin Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership
CST: Dem Robin Kelly steamrolls convicted felon in special election, vows to take on the NRA
WaPo: Robin Kelly wins Illinois special election
NYT: Lifted by Gun Control Issue, Democrat Wins House Seat

INDIANA

Daily Caller: Conservative morality faces the test in Indiana

ARKANSAS

WaPo: Mike Ross running for Arkansas governor

MARYLAND

NYT: As Governor Steers Maryland to Left, Talk of ’16

WEST VIRGINIA

WaPo: Capito draws primary opponent in W.Va. Senate race
Daily Caller: Capito draws challenge from the right in West Virginia Senate race
Roll Call: West Virginia: Club for Growth Invites Capito Challenger to Meet

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Poll: Chris Christie approval slides slightly

WYOMING

Daily Caller: Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi reportedly will run again for Senate









 



 

April 9, 2013



NATIONAL

Hill: GOP, Dems maneuver for high-stakes clash over debt ceiling

NatJ: What to Expect in Obama’s Budget
WSJ: OpEd: A Primer for Understanding Obama's Budget
WSJ: Obama's Inflation Plan Would Shield Poorest
Daily Caller: Conservatives: Obama’s budget plan a 2014 vote gambit
Charles Lane: Following Germany on reforming the social-safety net

WaPo: Intelligence director says budget cuts could be ‘insidious’ for national security
NYT: Student Loan Rate Set to Rise, Despite Opposition

NYT: Amid Criticism, Pentagon Is Seeking Overhaul of the Court-Martial System
Fox: Hagel wants to strip commanders' power to reverse criminal convictions
Hill: Hagel calls for stripping military brass of ability to overturn guilty verdicts

WSJ: Evangelicals Push Immigration Path
WSJ: Immigration Talks Take On Thorny Wage Concerns
Fox: Senators arguing over high-tech visas for foreign workers in immigration deal, aides say
NYT: Senate Talks on Farmworker Program Inch Forward
WaPo: Expanded immigration would reduce the federal deficit, some conservatives say
Byron York: New data on border crossings cloud security debate

WSJ: Frustrated Obama Pressures Congress on Guns
NYT: Invoking Newtown Dead, Obama Presses Gun Laws
Hill: Obama makes last-ditch effort as gun control bill teeters in Senate
WSJ: New GOP Voice in Gun Talks
Politico: Mitch McConnell joins Senate gun filibuster
WaPo: Where Congress Stands on Guns
WaPo: Michael Bloomberg group’s gun-control scorecard will give lawmakers letter grades

Fox: Senate confirms White to head SEC

WaPo: Marco Rubio: GOP decoder ring
Hill: Don’t blunder into immigration trap, activists warn Sen. Rubio

NatJ: Rand Paul's Play to Win Over Black Voters at Howard University

Politico: Rick Santorum: ‘Suicidal’ to change GOP

Politico: Hard-core PAC for hard-right Republicans

James Taranto: Party Like It's 1984: How sexual liberationists torture language and logic

NYT: Early Line for 2016 Shows a Vice President Who’s Not the Favorite

NYT: Which Governors Are Most Vulnerable in 2014?



FLORIDA

WSJ: Florida's Sort-of Republicans

PENNSYLVANIA

Roll Call: Pennsylvania: Democrats Continue to Line Up for Schwartz Seat

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: Hagan Manager Is Known for Tackling Tough Races

MINNESOTA

Roll Call: Troubled Minnesota GOP Names New Chairman

COLORADO

WSJ: Colorado Sets Pot-Sale Rules

MAINE

Bangor DN: LePage vulnerable in 2014, says top political observer

NEW YORK

NYT: Criticism of Cuomo Grows as the Problems in Albany Endure
NYT: Editorial: What Reform Will Require

CALIFORNIA

Roll Call: California: Panetta Fundraising for Farr as Son Eyes His Seaside Seat

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hill: Boehner endorses Mark Sanford in SC special election

LOUISIANA

WSJ: Jindal Scraps Plan to Abolish Income Tax
NOLA: Gov. Jindal's tax plan is kaput, hopefully tax reform is alive

ILLINOIS

Fox: Illinois voters to choose Jackson Jr.'s House successor
Roll Call: Illinois: Kelly a Shoo-In for Special Election

ARKANSAS

Stuart Rothenberg: Most Vulnerable of '14? Pryor by a Hair

MARYLAND

Capital Gazette: Bongino considers run for governor

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Brash Christie Plays Rutgers Circumspectly

CONNECTICUT

WT: Obama takes gun control debate to CT, challenges Congress to remember victims

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT: Rivals for Kerry Senate Seat Debate

ARIZONA

Roll Call: Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema

MONTANA

WaPo: Sen. Max Baucus moves to reshape tax code

WYOMING

Daily Caller: Source: Liz Cheney seriously considering running for Wyoming Senate

ALASKA

WaPo: Judge overturns suspension of prosecutors in Ted Stevens case
WTimes: Judge castigates botched prosecution in Ted Stevens case













 



 

April 8, 2013



NATIONAL

WTimes: White House asks GOP for compromise on budget deal
Fox: WH touts Obama budget, says GOP wants to 'double down' on rejected Romney plan
Fox: White House pushes Obama budget, warns Republicans about 'my way or highway' tactic
Politico: GOP ready to bash President Obama's budget
Hill: Graham encouraged by Obama budget
American Spectator: Obama Attacks IRAs
WaPo: A budget primer for White House budget week
NYT: Obama Must Walk Fine Line as Congress Takes Up Agenda
Hill: Obama running short of time to burnish legacy in second term
WaPo: Obama to propose $35 billion in federal retirement program savings
WaPo: A primer on the federal budget process

Sen. Max Baucus & Rep. Dave Camp: Tax Reform Is Very Much Alive and Doable
Paul Krugman: Insurance and Freedom
Robert Samuelson: Myths of post-industrial America
Judd Gregg: A way out of the Medicare maze

Hill: Secretary Hagel faces uphill fight in trimming Pentagon’s budget
WaPo: Editorial: Mr. Hagel’s budget challenge

WSJ: Housing Prices Are on a Tear, Thanks to the Fed

WSJ: Workers Stuck in Disability Stunt Economic Recovery
National Review: Who Lost the American Worker?
Weekly Standard: The Idle Young

Fox: Congress returns to try to reach final deals on major issues of immigration, gun control



LA Times: As a rising GOP star, Rubio treads a fine line on immigration
Miami Herald: Sen. Marco Rubio’s balancing act: image vs. roots
Miami Herald: Misunderstanding Marco Rubio: immigration politics and DC spin

WaPo: Immigration proposal could be delayed
Examiner: Division among Republicans on Gang of Eight?
WTimes: Schumer sees ‘Gang of Eight’ deal this week on immigration
Hill: Schumer: Immigration bill in Senate could be ready by week’s end
WTimes: Assimilating immigrants into the U.S.: New citizens view America differently
NYT: Editorial: Reforms for Work Visas
Jen Rubin: GOP turns pro-immigration reform

WaPo: Gun legislation’s prospects improve
WTimes: Filibuster gains support to delay gun control vote
Hill: Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill
Jed Babbin: Guns Responsible for Global Warming
NatJ: Why the Gay Marriage Bandwagon is Leaving Gun Control in the Dust

WaPo: Sunday shows roundup: Debate over gun legislation ramps up

LA Times: States in a race to secure drone testing
NYT: Editorial: The Trouble With Drones

Politico: Despite 'autopsy,' GOP could have revival in 2014
Politico: Republicans' uncivil war

Hill: Hill Poll: Voters: Hillary Clinton running in 2016, will win nomination
NYDN: Clinton 2016? Political pundits say Hillary presidential run all but certain

Hill: Rand Paul to speak at Howard University



OHIO

Dayton DN: Businesses, critics react to Kasich plan to cut income taxes

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Detroit EM Orr to give Financial Advisory Board new role

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Sen. Ron Johnson launches 'Victims of Government' series

IOWA

Roll Call: Iowa: Democrat to Challenge Steve King

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Smith bust may yield more
NY Post: Cuomo considering ousting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver over Albany scandals

NYT: Lhota, at City Hall, Proposes Ways to Curb Corruption
NYT: Outside Group Invests in Effort to Block Quinn’s Mayoral Campaign

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Rick Perry says church should judge behaviors, love sinners

GEORGIA


AJC: GOP ads target Barrow during Masters week

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: GOP state lawmaker backs same-sex marriage bill

MARYLAND

WaPo: After Newtown, O’Malley knew he wanted an assault-weapons ban

CONNECTICUT

WSJ: Gov. Malloy Likens NRA Chief to ‘Clowns at the Circus’

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe: Calif. billionaire targets Lynch Senate candidacy for criticism

ALASKA

NYT: Judge Reverses Suspensions of Prosecutors in Stevens Case









 



 

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