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Roll Call 10 Most Vulnerable House Members Revealed

Charlie Cook 2014 Midterms Could Decide Senate Majority for Years to Come



December 7, 2013


WSJ Bundle of Tax Breaks Again Set to Lapse
WaPo Here’s where the end of unemployment benefits will hurt the most
Politico Unemployment benefits loom in budget talks
Hill GOP factions pressure Ryan on budget

WaPo Administration reports 25% error rate on Obamacare forms from October
Fox Errors in ObamaCare website forms spark concerns
Hill Obama boosts healthcare law with selective release of data
Fox Emails show feds knew months ago ObamaCare site headed for delay

WSJ Fed Closes In on Bond Exit

WTimes Federal deficit shrinks 20 percent in fiscal 2014

WaPo The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014

Politico Sunday talk show tip sheet


Roll Call Second Republican Goes on the Air in Florida Special Election

News-Press Media vets join Radel's team in cocaine scandal's aftermath


NYT Pennsylvania Wants to Use Federal Funds to Cover Poor


WTimes John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’


WTimes Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’

WSJ Detroit's Emergency Manager Weighs Pension-Fund Takeover


Roll Call Democratic Super PAC Drops Major Buy in North Carolina


WSJ Former Senator Weighs a Race Next Door


NYT New York’s Junior Senator, Doggedly Refusing to Play the Part


Roll Call Conservative Group Backs State Lawmaker Over Bob Barr in Georgia

Fox Georgia candidate attempts Van Damme truck stunt in campaign ad


NYT Challenged by Tea Party, Veteran Mississippi Senator Decides to Run for Seventh TermWaPo Thad Cochran is running again. But can he win?
Roll Call Cochran Faces Toughest Test in 30 Years


WTimes Sen. Rand Paul pushes ‘Economic Freedom Zones’ for Detroit


WaPo Rebecca Pearce, director of Maryland’s ailing health insurance exchange, resigns


Roll Call Chamber Launches Second Coal Ad This Week


WSJ Christie Ally Quits After George Washington Bridge Flap


Roll Call A Fight for the GOP Torch in Alaska

WaPo Alaska revenue to fall $2 billion after oil tax cuts take effect



December 6, 2013


WSJ Budget Pact Comes Into View
NYT Congress Nears Modest Accord on the Budget
WaPo Reports: Ryan and Murray nearing partial budget deal without tax increase
IBT Budget Conference Committee: Even A Small Deal Proves Difficult
Politico Paul Ryan, Patty Murray a few billion apart
WSJ Boehner Signals Willingness to Consider Unemployment-Benefit Extension
WTimes Budget negotiators look to federal workers for benefit concessions

James Taranto ObamaCare demonstrates the value of cynicism and the cost of its absence

WSJ House, Senate Negotiators Near Deal on Trade Powers
NYT House and Senate Are Near Deal to Speed Trade Pact

WSJ Rep. McKeon: Defense Bill Will Get Done This Year

WSJ Four Ways Mel Watt Could Change Housing Policy

WSJ RNC, DNC Take Early Aim at Clinton and Christie

WSJ Democrats’ Spat Over Think Tank Escalates
NYT Coalition of Liberals Strikes Back at Criticism From Centrist Democrats
WaPo What you missed in the Elizabeth Warren vs Third Way battle
Rush Limbaugh Dem Infighting: Warren vs. Third Way

WSJ In Reversal, White House Says Obama Knew Uncle
NYT In Reversal, White House Says Obama Did Meet Uncle
Boston Globe In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle
Chicago Tribune White House reverses, says Obama met uncle in law school

WaPo For 2014 midterm elections, Republicans may decide to be cautious

WTimes The Tea Party’s top political targets in 2014


WSJ More Cracks in Obama's Base


NYDN Gov. The Donald? Trump won’t confirm or deny New York gubernatorial bid

Boston Globe Bratton to Lead New York Police for Second Time
NYT Bratton Is Expected to Reshape Police to Rebuild Relationship With Public


Politico Wait for Thad Cochran call continues


Politico Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear hits Mitch McConnell on Obamacare


NatJ Is Tom Cotton Too Good to Be True?


WaPo The GOP’s business-vs.-tea party battle moves to Idaho
WTimes New battlefront emerges in war between GOP, tea party



December 5, 2013


WSJ Drug-Cost Surprises Lurk Inside New Health Plans
James Taranto The Time Thief: Obama steals past the Nov. 30 deadline
NatJ Obamacare Is Costing Democrats the White Women They'll Need at the Ballot Box
Hill WH-DSCC ObamaCare powwow

WSJ Congress Moves Closer to Budget Deal
Politico No deal after Paul Ryan, Patty Murray meeting
Roll Call Budget Deal Looks Likely, But Passage Uncertain
WSJ Pension Tensions Grow as Congress Nears Budget Deal
WaPo GOP bill would reduce federal retiree benefits to spare Defense from sequester
WaPo Federal employee retirement could be affected as rivals prepare for the budget battle

Hill Negotiators see signs of farm bill progress

NYT Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon
Examiner Opponents of biofuel mandate prepare for renewed congressional push

WSJ Obama Urges Steps to Resolve Income Inequality
WaPo Obama focuses agenda on relieving economic inequality
WTimes Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge

WTimes John Boehner faces bipartisan pressure to allow gay-rights vote

Ann Coulter Liberals Talk Race and Crime - and Hilarity Ensues!

Karl Rove The First Steps to the 2016 GOP Nomination

WTimes Election 2014 GOP strategy memo: How Republicans can win big
Politico GOP men tutored in running against women


WSJ Rubio Raises Stakes With Ad Buy for Candidate


WTimes Democratic infighting erupts over ‘we can have it all’ fantasy on entitlements


WaPo Worst rollout of the year? Ohio candidate owes $1 million in back taxes


Daily Caller McAuliffe inauguration flush with coal cash


Roll Call Republican Will Challenge Peterson in Minnesota


Roll Call N.Y. GOP Seeks Opportunities Outside the Big Apple

NYT For Top Deputy, de Blasio Picks Government Veteran
Politicker Bill de Blasio Says He’s Setting Up a Clear Chain of Command for City Hall


Human Events Human Events/Gravis S.C. poll: Trouble for Graham


Hill Ga. Senate candidate Broun says Dem opponent 'cannot win this race'


NYT Chicago Pursues a Deal to Change Pension Funding

Roll Call Internal Poll: Former Miss America Trails Freshman Republican in Illinois


WSJ Rubio PAC Jumps In Big to Aid Tom Cotton in Arkansas
NatJ Tom Cotton vs. the NRSC
Politico Tom Cotton blasts NRSC attack on Mark Pryor


Fox Democratic Sen. Warren vows not to run for president in 2016
NatJ Democrats Link Themselves to Warren to Gain Primary Advantages


Roll Call Montana Triumvirate Backs Former Hill Staffer for House Seat


Roll Call A Fight for the GOP Torch in Alaska



December 4, 2013


WSJ Health-Law Fight Pivots Toward Midterms
NYT Obama to Defend Health Law as Economic Benefit
WSJ States Divided on Letting Insurers Extend Old Health Plans
Fox Administration struggles to sign up young 'invincibles' for ObamaCare
WSJ Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Health-Law Subsidies
WaPo Health-care law’s critics see court case over subsidies as their last shot
Fox Notre Dame sues over birth control mandate
Dick Morris Obama bad for blue states

Hill Shutdown part 2? Democrats vow to block stopgap spending bill
Examiner Budget deadline looms, but Congress shows no appetite for second shutdown
WSJ U.S. Defense Contractors Optimistic About Interim Budget Deal
WaPo Congressional GOP may be willing to let emergency unemployment benefits lapse
Politico Paul Ryan’s bipartisan budget moment?

WaPo House votes to extend ban on plastic guns; Senate is expected to follow suit
WTimes House Dems give grudging support to 10-year extension of controversial gun ban

WSJ Boehner Hire Signals Possible Action on Immigration
Examiner John Boehner hires new immigration adviser to help tackle reform issue next year
Hill Boehner hires ex-McCain aide to lead House immigration efforts
WTimes Hola: Boehner prepares to push amnesty bill through House

Politico Intense lobbying threatens farm bill

WTimes Embryonic stem cell research falls out of favor as scientists go ethical

Kathleen Parker The GOP’s toxic messaging
WaPo OpEd: Fed up with Congress? Then help elect more Republican women


WaPo With visit to London, Sen. Marco Rubio tries to burnish foreign policy credentials


WaPo Judge declares Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy
Detroit News Detroit pensions fair game as bankruptcy begins
Detroit FP Bankruptcy ruling shocks, disappoints Detroit retirees


Fox Campaign aide to Wisconsin Gov. Walker fired over tweets


Fox Iowa Governor to Lobby EPA on Cutbacks to Corn Ethanol


Roll Call Scott Brown to Headline New Hampshire GOP Event
Examiner Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown warms to potential Senate bid in NH
Politico Scott Brown continues to toy with New Hampshire run
WaPo Why Scott Brown’s no sure bet to run for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire


NYT Corruption Panel’s Report Offers Look at the Payback Culture in Albany
Albany TU State GOP, others haze Cuomo for fundraiser
Albany TU Cuomo pours cold water on taxpayer-funded elections
Albany TU WFP’s Lipton shoots down idea of Cuomo primary

NYT At de Blasio’s City Hall, Expect an Outsize Role for His Wife


NYT Pension Ruling in Detroit Echoes West to California


Politico David Vitter to decide on governor's race


Chicago Tribune Illinois lawmakers approve major pension overhaul
Chicago ST Quinn vows to sign pension reform bill ‘promptly’ — unions promise court fight


LA Times Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat


Rush Limbaugh Governor Christie Clears Up Everything



December 3, 2013


Hill Budget panel blows first deadline
WTimes First deadline missed in bipartisan negotiations to avoid shutdown in January
Politico Paul Ryan, Patty Murray closer to budget deal
WaPo Pessimistic report says budget cuts could be worse in 2014
WSJ The Next GOP Crackup? Republican spenders want to break the annual budget caps

WaPo Health-care enrollment on Web plagued by bugs
Exam House GOP intensifies probe of Obamacare, sets 4 oversight hearings for this week
NYT A New Wave of Challenges to Health Law
James Taranto ObamaCare and the Totalitarian Mindset
Dana Milbank Obamacare is here to stay

Hill The nominees Obama wants most

WTimes Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups

NYT Underachieving Congress Appears in No Hurry to Change Things Now

NYT Justices Pass on Tax Case From Online Merchants
Robert Barnes Supreme Court declines case on making online retailers collect sales taxes

WSJ Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats

Examiner Shock poll: Hillary Clinton's approval ratings underwater, Benghazi blamed

Charlie Cook Both Parties Battle Long Odds in Quest to Capture New Majorities


Politico A Democratic free-for-all for Pennsylvania governor


NYT Detroit Braces for Bankruptcy Ruling
Detroit News Detroit's retirees in Florida sweat bankruptcy ruling


WaPo McDonnell, sidelined in gov’s race, to appear at fundraiser for state Sen. McWaters


Hot Air Franken in trouble in MN for 2014?


WaPo In final year, Nebraska governor will push income tax cut


WTimes 2016 already well underway as GOP hopefuls beat path to Iowa


WSJ Former Senator to Challenge Shaheen in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor Former U.S. senator Bob Smith to run again in 2014


Albany TU Saying ‘Cuomo has failed,’ state GOP unveils its Jobs Agenda

PoliticsNY The Power of the Conservative Party

NYT Panel Appointed by Cuomo Says Corruption Is Commonplace in Albany


Roll Call Another Potential Opponent Instead Backs Cassidy in Louisiana


WSJ Illinois's Fake Pension Fix


Roll Call Chamber Touts McConnell’s Coal Efforts in TV Ad
National Review The DeMint–McConnell Feud: A History


WSJ Democrats Face Battles in South to Hold the Senate


WTimes Adios muchacho: Christie threatens veto of NJ’s Dream Act
Politico Chris Christie steamroller hits home-state hurdles
Fredric Dicker ‘Bizarre behavior’ could be risk to Christie White House run


Roll Call Elizabeth Warren to Campaign in Massachusetts Special Election


WaPo Wyoming governor says no to Medicaid expansion

WaPo In Cheney family feud over same-sex marriage, Heather Poe isn’t holding her peace



December 2, 2013


WSJ Insurers Seek to Bypass Health Site
NYT Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed
WaPo meets deadline for fixes, Obama administration says
WTimes Obamacare website ‘fixed,’ but label of failure sticks; more bumps expected
WSJ ObamaCare's Next Legal Challenge

WaP 113th Congress, going down in history for its inaction, has a critical December to-do list

Examiner Blue ribbon panels stumble on trimming red ink

NatJ Farm Bill Is Closer Than Many Think


WSJ Key Ruling Looms in Detroit


December 1, 2013


WSJ As Deadline Expires, Problems Persist With Health Site
NYT Inside the Race to Rescue the Health Site, and Obama

Politico Shutdown prevention: Back-room talks start

WSJ Lawmakers Eye 2014 Midterms in Farm-Bill Talks

NYT Editorial: Putting Military Pay on the Table

WTimes Chris Christie gets golden nod for White House, with top poll numbers
NYT Eye on 2016, Clintons Rebuild Bond With Blacks
WaPo More liberal, populist movement emerging in Democratic Party ahead of 2016 elections

WSJ Sunday Talk Preview: Budget, IRS, National Security


WaPo If not Cuccinelli, then who? GOP field against Mark Warner in 2014 still a work in progress


NYT Editorial: Voter ID Gets Another Day in Court


Albany TU Celebrities dot de Blasio's NYC inauguration team


LA Times California Republicans in Congress show stark divisions



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