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August 31, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. Makes Case for Strikes as Military Builds in Mideast
NYT: Experts Fear U.S. Plan to Strike Syria Overlooks Risks
WaPo: U.S. officials’ strong words on Syria signal that attack is near
Hill: Boehner could bring House back
James Taranto: Show of Farce: Obama's Syria approach defies satire

Hill: Some see Syria as edge for Obama in fiscal showdown
Hill: Labor chief predicts no shutdown
Hill: Chamber boss rips debt threats from Heritage Foundation, GOP conservatives

Rush Limbaugh: Trumka Wants an Obamacare Waiver

WTimes: Obama proposes federal pay hike after 3-year freeze

NYT: G.O.P. Senators Fail to Head Off Primary Challenges by Tea Party Rivals

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



FLORIDA

TBay Times: Conservatives heckle Sen. Marco Rubio over immigration
WaPo: Conservative activists heckle Marco Rubio over immigration stance

TBay: Scott calls for $500M tax cut, bashes Crist & Obama during speech to conservatives

PENNSYLVANIA

Hill: Rep. Fitzpatrick touts GOP jobs plan in weekly address

OHIO

AP: Medicaid expansion backers eye Ohio ballot effort

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Gov. Snyder to pitch Michigan on trade trip to Asia

COLORADO

WaPo: A conversation with George Rivera, Colorado recall challenger

IOWA

WTimes: Iowa GOP to Obama: Heartland doesn’t want war with Syria

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Pro-Cuomo lobbying group disbands

CALIFORNIA

Hill: California launches $45 million campaign pushing for ObamaCare enrollment

ILLINOIS

Fox: Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contracts

Chicago Tribune: Durkin is new Illinois House Republican leader
Daily Herald: Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s role

KENTUCKY


WTimes: Sen. Rand Paul: Obama interested in ‘saving face’ on Syria

Politico: In Kentucky, a rare southern embrace of Obamacare

WEST VIRGINIA

News&Sentinel: Poll shows close Senate race between Capito, Tennant

VIRGINIA

Richmond TD: Virginia governor candidates spar at energy forum

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Cory Booker: ‘My sexuality not an issue’

ARIZONA

WTimes: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence calls Sen. Jeff Flake a ‘strong conservative’

WYOMING

Politico: Liz Cheney: ‘I am not pro-gay marriage’




 



 

August 30, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Budget Talks Fail To Bridge Divide
NYT: Talks to Avert a Fiscal Crisis in the Fall End With No Result
WaPo: White House, Republican senators give up on budget talks
Hill: Treasury takes new tact in debt limit showdown
WaPo: Editorial: U.S. Congress set for two major fiscal fights
David Malpass: A Debt-Ceiling Strategy for the GOP

Kim Strassel: A Test of GOP Resolve on ObamaCare
RushL: GOP is Missing Chance to Become Champion of a Huge Majority Against Obamacare

WSJ: Boehner Is Briefed by Obama on Syria

Pat Buchanan: Will Boehner stop our rogue president?

WTimes: IRS continues to hound Tea Party, demands more data for tax-exempt status

James Taranto: 'Common' Mistakes: When good people use bad logic



MICHIGAN

Politico: Rob Portman met with potential Michigan hopeful Kimberly Small

VIRGINIA

Examiner: McAuliffe pulling away from Cuccinelli in Va. guv race
NatJ: Why Terry McAuliffe Is in a Box on Climate Change

WISCONSIN

Hill: Ryan stays out of 2016 spotlight

MAINE

WaPo: In Maine, ‘thunder’ from Gov. LePage’s mouth brings rain on reelection prospects

NEW YORK

NYT: Leading Democrats, de Blasio Has Broad Support, Poll Shows
Politico: Polls: Spitzer-Stringer in dead heat

TEXAS

WaPo: Watch out Missouri, Rick Perry wants your jobs
NYT: Democrats See Value in Texas in Candidacy for Governor
Hill: Report: Wendy Davis has raised over $1 million since abortion bill filibuster

ALABAMA

Roll Call: Ad War Heats Up in Alabama House Special

NEW JERSEY

Daily Caller: Cory Booker: ‘My sexuality is not an issue right now’
NYT: Rival Speaks of Booker’s Sexuality, Leading to Charge of Homophobia
Roll Call: Booker Out to Wide Lead in New Jersey Special

MASSACHUSETTS

Roll Call: Female Candidates Waiting in Massachusetts' Wings









 



 

August 29, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Boehner Sends Letter to Obama Over Syria
WTimes: Boehner tells Obama to make case for Syria strikes
Examiner: Boehner calls on Obama to 'make the case' to Congress, public for Syrian strike
NYT: Legislators Push for Vote Before Strike

NYT: Deficit Talks Resuming, but Few Sound Hopeful
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Boehner Wants a Debt Fight
WTimes: Another looming debt-ceiling battle
WaPo: The House GOP is bracing for debt-limit battle and likely to target Obamacare first

WaPo: Republican-led states find new ways to thwart Obama’s health-care law
WTimes: GOP-led states that held out on Medicaid giving in
Examiner: Poll: Americans don't like Obamacare, but oppose defunding it
WSJ: Prepaid Debit Cards Allowed as Health-Insurance Payment
Dan Henninger: ObamaCare for Everything
NatJ: Obama's Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable
Karl Rove: Welcome to the Unaffordable Careless Act

WaPo: Republicans absent from March on Washington
Examiner: Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t invited to event commemorating MLK march on WashingtonWSJ: Crime Persists as a Grim Challenge for Blacks
WSJ: Uneven Election Success for Black Politicians
WSJ: Government and Segregation
Ann Coulter: It's SuperMedia! With The Power To Detect Non-Existent Racism
James Taranto: The Harms Race: Hate-crime hoaxes and "counter-Trayvonism"

Rush Limbaugh: Evidence Proves Global Warming is a Hoax, But That Doesn't Stop the Left

NYT/Edsall: Can Republicans Paint the White House Red?

NatJ: Republican Lawmakers Retaliate Against Heritage Foundation



MICHIGAN

WSJ: Detroit's Woes Add to Angst Over Municipal Debt

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: N.C. GOP House Hopeful Signs New, Old Team

VIRGINIA

NatJ: The GOP's Conservative Cuccinelli Problem

MISSOURI

Fox: Missouri poised to enact measure nullifying federal gun laws

COLORADO

Fox: NYC Mayor Bloomberg donates $350G to fight Colorado recalls

NEW YORK

NYT: Poll Shows de Blasio With Big Lead

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: Ruling Clears a Path for California City's Bankruptcy

TEXAS

Rush Limbaugh: EIB Interview: Senator Ted Cruz




 



 

August 28, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Boehner, in Idaho, Promises Brawl on Debt Ceiling
Examiner: John Boehner: ‘Whale of a fight’ coming on debt ceiling
NYT: Boehner Sees Showdown Over Raising Debt Limit
NYT: Treasury Prods Lawmakers on Raising Debt Ceiling
Atlantic: Four Theories of John Boehner's Debt Limit Strategy
MSNBC: The debt ceiling: Is Boehner just blustering?
NatJ: Fiscal Fights Looming, Can Simpson-Bowles Group Get Congress to Move?

WSJ: Final Rules Released on Obamacare's Individual Mandate
Hill: IRS finalizes penalty for ObamaCare mandate
Reuters: IRS issues final rules on Obamacare's 'individual mandate'
WTimes: Palin endorses push to defund Obamacare
Examiner: Obamacare unlikely to operate during a government shutdown

Hill: McCain: Next few weeks a 'critical time in the life or death' of immigration reform
WTimes: McCain: Immigration bill could give foreign workers leg up on Americans
Fox: Huge spike in asylum requests has House seeking answers from Napolitano, Holder

WSJ: States Win in Fight for Withheld Payments

James Taranto: Why the Left Needs Racism--III

WSJ: Anger at IRS Powers Tea-Party Comeback
WTimes: Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy’

WSJ: Sperling Expected to Leave White House by Year’s End

Rush Limbaugh: Dems Don't Think They're Invincible



OHIO

NYT: John J. Gilligan, 1970s Governor of Ohio, Dies at 92

MICHIGAN

WSJ: Michigan Senate Votes to Expand Medicaid
Mlive: MI Senate approves Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in second vote
USA Today: Michigan lawmakers OK Medicaid expansion

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Who’s voting in Virginia?

COLORADO

Fox: Proposal to secede from Colorado falls short in agricultural county

IOWA

Roll Call: Steve King Challenger: Congressman Is ‘Mean-Spirited’

MAINE

Roll Call: Republican Enters Open-Seat Race to Replace Michaud

NEW YORK

NYT: Candidate Ran M.T.A. (He Doesn’t Dwell on It)

TEXAS

Daily Caller: Rick Perry is headed to Iowa

OKLAHOMA

NatJ: Tom Coburn Labels Himself a "Global Warming Denier"

LOUISIANA

Human Events: Justice Dept. blocks school choice in Louisiana

TENNESSEE

Roll Call: Alexander Holds Large Lead Over Primary Challengers

KENTUCKY

Roll Call: Two Conservative Groups Target McConnell in Radio Ads

ARKANSAS

Politico: Are Democrats done in the South? Arkansas gov race a test

NEW JERSEY

WT: Christie is rolling to re-election & building big momentum for a 2016 White House run
Maureen Dowd: Less Bully, More Pulpit

NYT: For Long-Shot New Jersey Senate Candidate, Passion and No Filter

ALASKA

Politico: GOP targets Alaska's Mark Begich over carbon tax


 



 

August 27, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: U.S. Treasury to Hit Debt Limit in Mid-October
NYT: Treasury Prods Lawmakers on Raising Debt Ceiling
WaPo: U.S. faces mid-October deadline to raise debt limit

WaPo: Paul, Lee, Cruz to headline Obamacare defunding rally
Hill: Cruz, Paul to headline rally against funding for ObamaCare
WTimes: Tea party: Obamacare is now ‘BoehnerCare’
Hill: Tea Party to rally against ‘BoehnerCare’ over fight to defund healthcare law
NatJ: Can the Tea Party Find Any Candidates?

WTimes: Immigration reformists gain American support, try to turn opponents
Hill: GOP lawmaker a no-show at immigration rally in his district

NYT: In Obama’s High-Level Appointments, the Scales Still Tip Toward Men

JTaranto: The Bad News Is Wrong: A black commentator repudiates the New Great Migration



PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Harrisburg Gives Court Plan To Pay Off Its $360 Million Debt
NYT: Pennsylvania’s Capital Files Plan for Finances With Court

MICHIGAN

WaPo: Michigan Senate to vote on Medicaid expansion

VIRGINIA

Daily Caller: Libertarian pushes himself as alternative in nasty Virginia governor’s race

MINNESOTA

Fox: Former Bachmann aide enters agreement in theft case

NEW YORK

WSJ: GOP Mayoral Race Gets Hostile With New Ads
NYT: Mayoral Rivals in 2-Way Fight for Black Vote
NYT: Lone Woman in Mayoral Race Steps Up Appeal to Female Voters

TEXAS

Hill: Reports: Pelosi not pushing Wendy Davis for Texas governor

SOUTH CAROLINA



WaPo: Why the South Carolina governor’s race is the hottest ticket in town

KENTUCKY

Examiner: New radio ad attacks Mitch McConnell's conservative credentials

Lexington HL: Governor signs redistricting bill into law

MASSACHUSETTS

Politico: Scott Brown jams with Cheap Trick

ALASKA

Hill: Pro-Begich group off to slow start



 



 

August 26, 2013



NATIONAL

WTimes: Ted Cruz doubles down on threat to defund Obamacare, proposes alternatives
Fox: Cruz presses ahead with defunding ObamaCare, says it will take a 'tsunami' of support
Examiner: Cruz: GOP unity key to defunding Obamacare
NatJ: Judging Obamacare: A How-To Guide
Jen Rubin: The ugly reality of Obamacare hits home

WaPo: In 2010, the fed govt spent $3.457T. In 2013, it will spend $3.455T.

WaPo: Despite backlogs, VA disability claims processors get bonuses

NYT: Editorial: Federal Courts in Crisis

Politico: Obama’s big voting rights gamble
Hill: Colin Powell warns Republican voter ID laws will backfire

Hill: Obama bypassing Congress on climate

Robert Samuelson: Obama should settle the battle for the Fed soon

Paul Krugman: The Decline of E-Empires

Chris Cillizza: Think the 2016 presidential race hasn’t started yet? Look out below



VIRGINIA

WSJ: Virginia Governor Race Lures Far-Flung Donors

NEW YORK

WSJ: Fracking Debate Divides New York

NYT: In 2000, a War Room Didn’t Fit de Blasio’s Style

SOUTH CAROLINA



NYT: Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right

LOUISIANA

WTimes: La. Gov. Bobby Jindal: Talk of Obama impeachment is misguided




 



 

August 25, 2013



NATIONAL

Fox: Push to defund ObamaCare big test for DeMint at Heritage, rest of GOP
Hill: GOP infighting over ObamaCare could spill over into 2014 elections
WaPo: States scramble to get health-care law’s insurance marketplaces up and running
Clarice Feldman: ObamaCare: When Socialist Theory Meets Practice

WaPo: After six budget showdowns, big government is mostly unchanged
NatJ: No, Sequestration Did Not Destroy D.C. Tourism

Fox: GOP Leader Demands DHS Probe Of Soaring Asylum Claims From Mexico

NYT: Ignoring Qualms, Some Republicans Nurture Dreams of Impeaching Obama

WaPo: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no intention of stepping down
NYT: Court Is ‘One of Most Activist,’ Ginsburg Says, Vowing to Stay

WaPo: The Clintons launch a new campaign — for the foundation that bears their name

Politico: Top donor rallies GOP women



PENNSYLVANIA

Salena Zito: Obama showcases his own failure

OHIO

Politico: Ohio GOP poll: John Kasich in 5th for 2016

COLORADO

Fox: Poll: Only 45 percent want Hickenlooper re-elected

IOWA

NYT: Iowa’s G.O.P. Fears Its Role in Presidential Selection Is Diminishing

NEW YORK

Albany TU: NY AG sues Trump, 'Trump University,' claims fraud

NYT: Editorial: For NY Mayor: Two Endorsements: Quinn and Lhota
NYDN: Giuliani Strikes Back After Catsimatidis Disses Lhota In GOP NY Mayor Primary Ads

CALIFORNIA

Daily Caller: Liberals accuse GOP congressional candidate of masturbating at work

TEXAS

WaPo: Cruz speaks volumes with his silence on Senate GOP colleagues’ primary races
Byron York: GOP wants a 2016 candidate who’s fearless. That’s what Ted Cruz is selling

OKLAHOMA

Examiner: Sen. Tom Coburn: We need a constitutional convention to take back our country

LOUISIANA

Hill: Vitter demands congressional investigation into EPA fraud case

MARYLAND

Hill: O'Malley prepares for 2016 in Clinton shadow

WASHINGTON STATE

Seattle Times: Susan Hutchison elected chair of state Republican Party

ALASKA

Daily Caller: Sarah Palin: ‘As of this date, I am not planning to run for the US Senate’


 



 

August 24, 2013



NATIONAL

WTimes: Obama says deficit is dropping at near-record pace

NYT: Public Defenders Are Tightening Belts Because of Steep Federal Budget Cuts

James Taranto: Is Green the New Black?

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



CALIFORNIA

WSJ: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign Amid Sexual-Harassment Scandal
NYT: Denying Accusations of Sexual Harassment, the Mayor of San Diego Resigns

Roll Call: DeMaio Considers Bid for Mayor After Bob Filner’s Resignation

TEXAS



Dallas MN: Cruz encounters supporters, detractors in New Hampshire
WaPo: Ted Cruz is going to New Hampshire. Will they like him?
NBC: Cruz headlines another GOP event in early nominating state
Wikipedia: Ted Cruz bio

INDIANA

Hill: Indiana governor touts ObamaCare 'cure'


 



 

August 23, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: GOP Plans Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown
National Review: Boehner Plans Short-Term CR
WaPo: Boehner proposes ‘short-term’ bill to avert government shutdown
Hill: Boehner ups the ante for a budget showdown in September
Examiner: GOP poll finds strong opposition to government shutdown
NYT: Clock Is Ticking for Recess, and for a Deficit Deal
Politico: Debt ceiling drama underway

WaPo: Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs
Kim Strassel: A New Strategy to Take on ObamaCare
Human Events: Alternatives to ObamaCare

Hill: Democrats hope GOP chaos in fall will help them win back House

Rivkin & Casey: The True Lesson of the IRS Scandal

Hill: Treasury's latest housing plan: Start demolishing houses

WSJ: Founder Departs Polling Firm Rasmussen Reports
Roll Call: Scott Rasmussen Leaves Rasmussen Reports Polling
Huff Post: Scott Rasmussen Parts With His Company

NatJ: House GOP Plans Mega-Hearing on Climate Change
James Taranto: An 'Inconvenient' Untruth: Al Gore isn't even honest about his own movie
Rush Limbaugh: We're Having Record Cold, So Why Aren't the Global Warmers Happy?

Paul Krugman: This Age of Bubbles



NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: Colin Powell slams North Carolina voting law

VIRGINIA

NYT: Demographic Shifts May Help Virginia Democrats

NEW YORK

NYT: A Limited Role for Cuomo as Obama Travels Upstate

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: California Health Exchange Might Face Online-Enrollment Delay

WSJ: DNC Weighs Resignation Call for San Diego Mayor
NYT: After Dodging Harassment Allegations, San Diego Mayor Is Reported Set to Resign

TEXAS

Fox: Justice Department to sue Texas over voter ID law
WaPo: Justice Department sues Texas over voter ID law
NYT: U.S. Is Suing in Texas Cases Over Voting by Minorities

KENTUCKY

Roll Call: McConnell Poll Shows Lead With Tea Party Republicans
NatJ: Obamacare Showdown Over a Ham Breakfast in Kentucky

ARKANSAS

Examiner: Tom Cotton’s Senate bid boosted by big-name GOP contributors

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Dems watch as Christie rolls

Politico: Rand Paul mulling Steve Lonegan endorsement

ARIZONA

WTimes: Illegal immigrants arrested in Phoenix deportation protest








 



 

August 22, 2013



NATIONAL

National Review: Boehner Super-PAC Aides Push Senate Immigration Bill
WSJ: On the Killing Floor, Clues to the Impact Of Immigration on Jobs
NYT: Catholic Push to Overhaul Immigration Goes to Pews
Michelle Malkin: The RNC chair’s horrific open-borders pandering

Karl Rove: Republicans Do Have Ideas for Health Care
Hill: Sen. Lee: Effort to defund ObamaCare gaining GOP support
National Review: The Congressional Obamacare Loophole Widens
Politico: The swing states of Obamacare
Rush Limbaugh: What GOP Strategy to Defund Obamacare and Shut Down the Government?

Hill: ObamaCare birth-control mandate on fast track to Supreme Court

NYT: Senior House Democrat Sues I.R.S. Over Tax Exemptions

Politico: The great Democrat hope: Government shutdown

Alkon: Shakedown! Congress-sleazebag Eleanor Holmes Norton's Voicemail To A Lobbyist

Ann Coulter: Arab Spring: Worst Soap Ever

WaPo: Meet Hillary Clinton's inner circle



VIRGINIA

WSJ: McAuliffe Outpaces Cuccinelli in Va. Governor’s Race, Poll Finds
WaPo: Poll: Terry McAuliffe up 6 points with likely Virginia voters
WaPo: Why Terry McAuliffe is winning the Virginia governor’s race
Examiner: Virginia Governor's race could be a danger sign for Republicans
WTimes: Virginians don’t like their candidates for governor

PENNSYLVANIA

Philly: Toomey: Don't risk shutdown over Obamacare funding

Roll Call: Schwartz Hires New Spokesman for Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Campaign

NORTH CAROLINA

WaPo: Republicans need to win North Carolina. But so far, they’ve stumbled

COLORADO

WTimes: Secessionist ‘51st state’ movement gains steam in rural Colorado

NEVADA

WaPo: The most important race you’ve never heard of

MAINE

NYT: For Maine Governor, Issue Is What They Said He Said

Boston Globe: Maine may face income tax battle

NEW YORK

NYT: De Blasio Is Frequent Target at a Fiery Mayoral Debate

CALIFORNIA

WaPo: Questions remain over fate of San Diego mayor after tentative deal reached in lawsuit

TEXAS

WaPo: Ted Cruz: Savior or bane of the Republican Party?
Rich Lowry: Ted Cruz, traitor to his class

Roll Call: FreedomWorks Vs. John Cornyn: Round 2

LOUISIANA

Politico: Bobby Jindal withdraws request for Obamacare funds

Hill: Allies see battle-tested Landrieu as most formidable of vulnerable Senate Dems

INDIANA

Roll Call: Crossroads Boosts Indiana Congressman With Online Ads

KENTUCKY

Hill: Kentucky Senate race heats up over charges Bevin lied about going to MIT

WaPo: Kentucky moving fast on redistricting plan

NEW JERSEY

Jen Rubin: Chris Christie goes to Camden

MASSACHUSETTS

WaPo: Scott Brown won’t run for governor of Massachusetts

















 



 

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