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Charlie Cook: Midterm Elections Could Be Poised for a Wave. But Which Party Would Stay Afloat?

Byron York: Are Republicans too divided to have a civil war?

Charlie Cook: Both Parties Need to Keep an Eye on Older Voters for 2014 Elections

Byron York: Are Republicans already dissatisfied with their 2016 field?

Politico: The incredibly shrunken 2014 battlefield

NatJ: Why Republicans Think They've Got the Math for a Senate Majority

Roll Call: The Senate Majority Fight in Post-Schweitzer World


 

 


July 31, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Tea-Party Followers Give Boehner a Thumbs-Up
NatJ: Has The Tea Party Peaked?

WaPo/Dana Milbank: The GOP’s shutdown showdown
Commentary/Peter Wehner: GOP Threat to Shut Down the Government Is a Terrible Idea
Hill: Corker: GOP shutdown threat a ‘silly effort’

NYT: Obama Proposes Deal Over Taxes and Jobs
WaPo: Obama’s plan to link corporate tax reform, jobs spending is quickly rejected by GOP
TPM: McConnell Rejects Obama’s ‘Further Left’ Grand Bargain
WSJ: Obama's 'Grand Bargain' With Obama

Hill: Senate confirms all five NLRB members
Fox: Senate confirms all NLRB nominees after agreement

WaPo: Conservative plan to defund Obamacare puts McConnell in tough spot
Examiner: John Thune to GOP: Feud could derail effort to defund Obamacare
HE: Defunding: the Framers’ remedy for presidential lawlessness
WSJ: Scott Gottlieb: How ObamaCare Hurts Patients
WTimes: Tea party asks its grass roots to help kill health care law

WTimes: Immigration officers union says agency can’t handle legalization
Dick Morris: Be united on border security

NYT: House Plan on Food Stamps Would Cut 5 Million From Program

WTimes: House GOP accuses IRS of obstructing investigation into abuse of power
Fox: House panel accuses IRS's Werfel of stonewalling probe

NYT: Lonely Bipartisan Push to Overhaul Tax Code Finally Gets Noticed

WSJ: ‘Ready for Hillary’ Raises $1 Million in June
Rush Limbaugh: Don't Buy the Inevitability of Mrs. Clinton

James Taranto: Hypocrisy and Hypergamy: Behind the Huma-Hillary double standard



FLORIDA

NatJ: He Beat Allen West and All He Got Was the Most Boring Job In Congress

MICHIGAN

Politico: Dave Camp weighing Michigan Senate bid

Detroit News: Snyder's approval rating gets boost from bankruptcy, Medicaid decisions

VIRGINIA

Human Events: How Ken Cuccinelli can win in Virginia
Daily Caller: Virginia lawmakers pressure McAuliffe over GreenTech scandal

WaPo: McDonnell says he will return other gifts

MAINE

Roll Call: Maine Republicans Elect New Chairman

NEW YORK

NYT: Weiner Aide Lashes Out at Former Intern

CALIFORNIA

Fox: San Diego City Council to sue Filner over costs from sexual harassment lawsuit

TEXAS

NatJ: Ted Cruz Wants YOU (To Help Get Rid of Obamacare)

LOUISIANA

Daily Caller: Former Louisiana Democrat: Democratic Party moving too far left [video]

ILLINOIS

Fox: Top Illinois lawmakers sue Gov. Quinn over pay freeze

INDIANA

WSJ: Benno Schmidt: Mitch Daniels's Gift to Academic Freedom

TENNESSEE


NatJ: Know What It Means To Be ‘On the Flagpole’?

KENTUCKY

WaPo: Rand Paul is not his father's breed of Republican
Politico: Rand Paul calls Chris Christie ‘King of Bacon’

NEW JERSEY

WaPo: Why Chris Christie is a top-tier 2016 candidate -- in 91 seconds
WaPo: Jen Rubin: Christie flattens Rand Paul

MONTANA

Roll Call: EMILY’s List President Won’t Run for Senate












 



 

July 30, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama Economic Proposals Face Long Odds in Congress

Examiner: GOP admits public may not back their threat to shut down the government

NYT: Big-Name G.O.P. Donors Urge Members of Congress to Back Immigration Overhaul
WTimes: Harry Reid stops Senate immigration bill at House border; deal loses momentum
NatJ: Inside Boehner's Strategy to Slow Walk Immigration to the Finish Line
Michael Gerson: The GOP divide on immigration

WaPo: House Republicans reveal new IRS targeting ‘allegations’

WaPo: James Comey confirmed as FBI director
NYT: Senate Backs F.B.I. Chief and Considers Other Picks
WaPo: Senate confirms Comey after Sen. Paul ends delays over domestic drones

NYT: Editorial: Choosing the Next Fed Leader

NYT: Wrinkle in Health Law Vexes Lawmakers’ Aides

James Taranto: Faces of Poverty?

WSJ: Cities Begin Hiring Again

WaPo: Hillary Clinton trying to shake Anthony Weiner
NYT: A Bet on Clinton: If They Network, She Will Run

Examiner/Byron York: Are Republicans too divided to have a civil war?



VIRGINIA

Daily Caller: Cuccinelli leads in one poll as McAuliffe scandal mounts
Fox: Virginia taxpayers now owe thousands in legal fees related to McDonnell probe

WYOMING

NatJ: Why Didn't Liz Cheney Run for the Senate in Virginia?

NEW YORK

USA Today: Weiner drops to fourth in NYC mayoral poll

NYT: Groups That Are Often at Odds Join Forces to Oppose Spitzer’s Campaign

CALIFORNIA

WTimes: Hispanic win: ‘California can be Republican again’

NYT: A City Invokes Seizure Laws to Save Homes

TEXAS

WaPo: Ted Cruz and the company he keeps

GEORGIA


Roll Call: Georgia Senate: Maybe, Potentially, Possibly … but Not Yet

KENTUCKY

Daily Caller: Is Mitch McConnell’s opponent actually a tax delinquent?





 



 

July 29, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Grand Bargain Eludes Budget Negotiations
Fox: White House doubles down on vow Obama won't agree to more spending cuts
WTimes: Economy hums along, proves taxing and spending prognosticators wrong

WSJ/Howard Dean: The Affordable Care Act's Rate-Setting Won't Work

NatJ: Rep. Paul Ryan: Immigrants 'Bring Labor to Our Economy So Jobs Can Get Done'
Politico: Immigration bill 2013: Immigration vote may wait until October, Paul Ryan says

Fox: House set to go along with bipartisan Senate deal on student loans
Exam: Congress to clear student loan bill, FBI director but not much else before leaving town

NYT/Ross Douthat: The Politics of Voter ID

Paul Krugman: Stranded by Sprawl

WSJ: Obama's Fed Circus: Democrats put on a spectacle of Wall Street and gender politics

NYT: After Delayed Vote, E.P.A. Gains a Tough Leader to Tackle Climate Change

WaPo: GOP lawmaker chides FEC for two-year delay in creating enforcement manual

WaPo: Hillary Clinton 2016 might look a lot like Barack Obama 2012

Fox: Sen. Paul blasts Gov. Christie over surveillance programs

Fox: Young Republican leaders see need for substantive changes




MICHIGAN

NYT: Detroit Looks to Health Law to Ease Costs
Daily Caller: George Will: Detroit doesn’t have a fiscal problem, but a ‘cultural collapse’

NORTH CAROLINA

Examiner: North Carolina GOP has more than a Senate seat riding on the 2014 elections

VIRGINIA

Fox: Virginia governor's race gains national attention for its fierceness, 2016 implications
WaPo: McAuliffe sends mixed messages in tour of Virginia
Politico: Ken Cuccinelli seeks to turn 2012 script on its head

COLORADO

NYT: Facing a Recall After Supporting Stronger Gun Laws in Colorado

NEW YORK

WSJ: Weiner Brushes Off Campaign Manager's Exit

KENTUCKY

Hill: Unbearable tightness of being Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Hill: McConnell’s challenger picks up key endorsement from conservative group



 



 

July 28, 2013



NATIONAL

WTimes: Sen. Cruz: Defund Obamacare before Americans become ‘addicted’ to subsidies
NYT: Obama Intends to Let Health Care Law Prove Critics Wrong by Succeeding

NYT: G.O.P. Senators See an Upside in a Problematic Issue: Abortion

NYT: Obama Says Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric

NYT: Obama Says He’ll Evaluate Pipeline Project Depending on Pollution

WaPo: Romney: Doubts, then confidence and defeat



MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Michigan AG sides with pensioners in Detroit bankruptcy case
Detroit FP: MI AG to defend public pensions, state constitution in Detroit bankruptcy filing

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Va. first lady McDonnell spent thousands from husband’s PAC on clothes, other items

NEW YORK

NYT: Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits After Latest Revelations
Fox: Weiner's campaign manager reportedly quits amid shrinking poll numbers

WTimes: Eliot Spitzer’s wife, Silda, to divorce him after election: report

TEXAS

NYT: How Ted Cruz Is Not Running for President

ALABAMA

Roll Call: Alabama Special Election Scheduled

MONTANA

Roll Call: Freshman Republican Holds the Keys in Montana


 



 

July 27, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Obama, House GOP Gear Up for Fall Budget Battle
WSJ: Dueling Bills Show Divide Over Budget

NYT: Editorial: The War Over Health Care Exchanges

WSJ: Summers Faces Hit on Potential Fed Nod Over His Wall Street Ties
NYT: Quiet Rivalry Over the Next Fed Leader Comes Out of the Shadows
NYT: Fed Chairman’s Departure Casts a New Light on the Bush Legacy

WSJ: Michele Bachmann, Three Others Are Targets of House Ethics Probe
NatJ: House Panel Announces Probes of 4 Lawmakers, Including Member of GOP Leadership



NORTH CAROLINA

WSJ: North Carolina Ends Pay Boosts for Teacher Master's Degrees

COLORADO

Fox: Proposed new state in northern Colorado gains traction

ILLINOIS

NYT: Ethics Panel Advancing Inquiry Into Illinois Republican

KENTUCKY

WTimes: Rand Paul to Chris Christie: You need to talk to more real Americans

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Christie Assails Libertarian Shift on National Security by Some in the G.O.P.




 



 

July 26, 2013



NATIONAL

WaPo: White House hardens stance on budget cuts ahead of showdown with Republicans

WSJ: Obama Accuses GOP of Undermining His Proposals for Middle Class
NatJ: John Boehner Is About to Get Much More Aggressive

WaPo: Justice Department to challenge states’ voting rights laws

WTimes: Alejandro Mayorkas gets DHS confirmation hearing despite accusations

Charlie Cook: So Much for Immigration Reform

Govs. Jindal & Walker: Unworkable ObamaCare
Paul Krugman: Republican Health Care Panic
Hill: Movement to defund ObamaCare grows

WSJ: Some Senate Democrats to Obama: Pick Yellen for Fed Chief
NYT: In Tug of War Over New Fed Leader, Some Gender Undertones

James Taranto: Losing the Plot: Why coverage of Obama is so boring

Peggy Noonan: Fortress IRS: Agency stonewalling

Charles Lane: The showdown over Freddie and Fannie profits

NYT: Roberts’s Picks Reshaping Secret Surveillance Court



MICHIGAN

NYT: Labor Leaders Seek Government Aid for Detroit
Daily Caller: In Detroit, racial rhetoric concealed corruption
Charles Krauthammer: Krauthammer: Stein’s law and the fall of Detroit

VIRGINIA

Daily Caller: McAuliffe: Why am I emailing you about sodomy?

WISCONSIN

Ex: Scott Walker shuttles to Iowa and other battleground states to ignite bid for presidency

COLORADO

WTimes: Colorado recalls to be held under new election law

IOWA

WSJ: Colleagues Criticize GOP Lawmaker's Immigration Remarks
Fox: Boehner clashes with fellow GOP Rep. King over controversial immigration remarks

NEW YORK

Fox: Weiner admits to more online relationships, as new poll shows support falling
NYT: Weiner Admits to More Lewd Exchanges but Denies an Addiction
WaPo: Anthony Weiner details how many women
WaPo: Anthony Weiner’s increasing irrelevance
Fox: Huma Abedin faces questions about dual jobs
Hill: Grassley demands answers on Huma Adebin's role at State Department

CALIFORNIA

Fox: California tries to mandate retirement savings for private workers

TEXAS

WSJ: Holder Targets Texas in New Voting-Rights Push
NYT: Holder Wants Texas to Clear Voting Changes With the U.S.
Hill: Texas GOP pans Holder move

TENNESSEE

Politico: Lamar Alexander under fire on immigration

KENTUCKY

Ex: After awkward initial rollout, Alison Lundergan Grimes repackages Senate campaign

NEW JERSEY

NYT: Christie Cites 9/11 in Assailing Libertarian Trend in G.O.P.
WaPo: Christie goes after libertarians — hard
Politico: Chris Christie: Rand Paul ‘dangerous’





 



 

July 25, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Move to Curb NSA Surveillance Program Defeated in House
NYT: House Defeats Effort to Rein In N.S.A. Data Gathering

NatJ: House GOP Strategy: Offer 'Dreamers' Citizenship, Stick It to Democrats

WSJ: Senate Backs Student-Loan Bill

WSJ: Republicans Object to DHS Deputy's Confirmation

Hill: McCain, McConnell heading for spell of rocky relations

WSJ: New Health-Care Law's Success Rests on the Young
NYT: Legacy on Line in Fierce Drive on Health Law

WSJ: Fed Chief Choice Shapes Up as Race Between Summers, Yellen

WSJ: Obama to Name Caroline Kennedy as Japan Envoy

WSJ: The rich have done fine under Obamanomics, not so the middle class
James Taranto: The Politics of Contempt

Ann Coulter: Unsung Black People

Karl Rove: Foreign Policy and the Vision Thing

NYT: Some Democrats Look to Push Party Away From Center



VIRGINIA

WTimes: McAuliffe is tied to executive of Chinese firm accused of spying
Politico: Citizens United targets ‘Fast Terry’ McAuliffe
Politico: Ken Cuccinelli immigration stand varies with venue
Politico: Race may sway Virginia Medicaid expansion

NEW YORK

NYT: Account of Weiner’s Online Exchanges Fits Pattern
WaPo: The best Carlos Danger tweets
Politico: N.Y.C. poll: Anthony Weiner narrowly ahead
Politico: Why Anthony Weiner won’t win

Albany TU: New sex case ends career of Silver aide

GEORGIA


Roll Call: The Most Unpredictable Senate Primary of 2014

LOUISIANA

Roll Call: Landrieu Race Pivotal to Political Futures in Bayou State

ILLINOIS

Daily Caller: Meet the man who wants to give Dick Durbin a run for his money

KENTUCKY

WSJ: Conservative Groups Target McConnell in Kentucky Race
USA Today: McConnell gets GOP challenger, and they start swinging
Fox: Political newcomer says he will challenge Sen. McConnell in 2014 election
Politico: Mitch McConnell slams Matt Bevin in Senate race
NYT: Facing Woman in Race, McConnell Sharpens Pitch to Female Voters
WaPo: Why conservative groups are treading carefully in Mitch McConnell’s primary

Politico: Rand Paul in tough spot in 2014 Ky. Senate race




 



 

July 24, 2013



NATIONAL

NYT: House G.O.P. Sets a New Offensive on Obama Goals

WSJ: Risk of a Budget Impasse Rises Between Obama, GOP
Hill: McConnell tries to tamp Senate GOP revolt over spending levels

WSJ: House Border-Control Bill Gains Backers

James Taranto: Meet William Wilkins: Will the IRS scandal implicate the White House?

NYT: Legacy on Line in Fierce Drive on Health Law
WSJ: Obama's ObamaCare New York Model
NatJ: Poll: Americans Broadly Doubt Obamacare Will Help Them

WSJ: White House Considers Raskin for Treasury Post

WTimes: Energy Department nominee struggled with financial management at NASA

Dick Morris: Fed pursues crony capitalism

WSJ: Approval of Obama, Congress Falls in New Poll
WSJ: WSJ/NBC Poll: Inside Obama’s Low Approval Numbers
McClatchy: Poll: Obama’s job approval plunges; Congress, especially GOP, still unpopular
Byron York: Polls falling, agenda stalling, Obama turns to economy



VIRGINIA

Fox: Virginia's Governor McDonnell repays Williams' loans, apologizes
WaPo: Va. governor repays $124K in loans, expresses regret for gifts scandal

NEBRASKA

Roll Call: Nebraska Senate Field Grows

IOWA

WSJ: Rep. King Creates Furor With Remarks on Immigrants

NEW YORK

NYT: Weiner Admits Explicit Texting After House Exit
WSJ: Weiner's New Confession Rocks N.Y. Mayor Race
NYDN: REVEALED: The 22-year-old 'progressive activist'
WSJ: Weiner Apologizes After New Messages Emerge
NYT: Weiner to Stay in Mayor’s Race as New Allegations Emerge
NYT: Editorial: Mr. Weiner and the Elusive Truth

GEORGIA


WaPo: Nunn’s Senate bid puts pressure on Georgia Republicans

KENTUCKY

Politico: Mitch McConnell hosts Senate tea party caucus

DELAWARE

WTimes: Records of Christine O’Donnell tax snooping disappear
Hill: O’Donnell stirs pot on 2014 speculation

NEW JERSEY


NYT: New Book Quotes Not-So-Humble Christie on Presidential Thoughts





 



 

July 23, 2013



NATIONAL

WTimes: Homeland Security: Mounting vacancies to affect immigration laws

WSJ: Conservatives Push to Cut Off Some NSA Funding

WaPo: Panel to vote on bills that target federal workers

WSJ: Obama Previews Jobs Push to Core Supporters
NYT: Obama Seeking to Take Credit and Set Course for Economy

WSJ: For GOP, Heritage Foundation Becomes Handful

Dana Milbank: John McCain, the ‘maverick,’ is back

WaPo: Super PACs already setting pace for 2016 presidential race



MICHIGAN

NYT: Little Power to Wield for Detroit’s Mayor During Bankruptcy
NYT: Editorial: Getting Detroit Back on Its Feet

CALIFORNIA

NYT: San Diego Mayor Is Sued by a Former Aide
Fox: City employee comes forward with sordid allegations against San Diego mayor

GEORGIA


Fox: Democrat Michelle Nunn announces run for Georgia Senate seat
Roll Call: Nunn to Announce Senate Candidacy Tuesday

KENTUCKY

WSJ: Kentucky Tea Party Groups Deride McConnell
WT: Tea party branches likely to clash in Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid
WaPo: Harry Reid says Mitch McConnell ‘tried to make love to the tea party’

WTimes: Aide’s resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul’s war with neocons
Jen Rubin: Rand Paul’s dangerous demagoguery

NORTH DAKOTA

Fox: Federal judge delays North Dakota abortion law








 



 

July 22, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Boehner Promises to Tackle Immigration ‘In Chunks’
WSJ: House Panel to Weigh Citizenship for Young Immigrants

Fox: House GOP on health care: For repeal, not replace
WTimes: Obama’s health care law shifts big unions’ political alliances to GOP
WSJ: OpEd: A CEO's-Eye View of ObamaCare

WT: Christine O’Donnell’s case of suspected tax data breach is added to IRS investigation

WSJ/Shelby Steele: The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment

NYT: Obama Plans to Unveil His Agenda for Economy

WaPo/Robert Samuelson: Americans are defining prosperity down



WYOMING

WTimes: Wyoming GOP primary race for Senate pits neocons vs. libertarians
Examiner: McCain backs Enzi over Cheney in Wyoming GOP primary

MICHIGAN

Fox: Snyder shoulders Detroit bankruptcy decision, won't ask for federal help
WaPo: After Detroit bankruptcy filing, city retirees on edge as they face pension cuts
NYT: Cries of Betrayal as Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions
WSJ: Detroit Mayor Doesn't Rule Out Federal Bailout
WSJ: After Detroit, Who's Next?
Paul Krugman: Detroit, the New Greece
Detroit Free Press: Detroit bankruptcy: How fast will it go?
Detroit News: Bankrupt cities offer lessons to Detroit

VIRGINIA

NatJ: Terry McAuliffe Is a Flip-Flopper--And That's Just Fine with Green Groups
NYT: First Debate in Virginia Governor’s Race Adds Some Drama

NEW YORK

NYT: For Five Mayoral Candidates, a Sleepover in City Housing

KENTUCKY

Roll Call: Another Super PAC Ad Targets Grimes
Roll Call: The Grimes Road Map to Defeat Mitch McConnell

ARIZONA

NYT: Republicans in Arizona Are at Odds on Medicaid



 

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