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Fox: Dems' Senate campaigns marked by internal battles

Charlie Cook: Virginia Is Much More Important Than South Carolina



July 14, 2013


Ross Douthat: The House’s Immigration Dilemma

WSJ: Union Letter: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy The Very Health and Wellbeing’ of Workers

Examiner: Plans to wind down Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac brew in Congress

Fox: Transparency Troubles: Secrecy concerns mount for Obama in 2nd term

Fox: McCain leads drive to end blackout of NFL games, targets publically financed stadiums

Examiner: Anti-Hillary 2016 PAC takes shape

Salena Zito: Democrats have their problems, too


Billings Gazette: Schweitzer announces he won't run for Senate
WSJ: Former Montana Governor Rejects Senate Bid
NYT: Former Montana Governor Won’t Run for Senate in 2014
CBS: Ex-Mont. governor rejects Senate bid
Denver Post: Ex-Montana governor rejects Senate bid, boosts GOP chances in Senate
Fox: Dems lose top Senate candidate in Montana, adding to challenge to keep chamber
NatJ: Why Republicans Think They've Got the Math for a Senate Majority


Detroit News: In Detroit, Snyder's a populist


July 13, 2013


WSJ: Napolitano Leaving Homeland Security Post
NYT: Napolitano Stepping Down as Homeland Security Chief
WaPo: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stepping down to run UC system
WTimes: Napolitano’s move from DHS to California schools chief draws protests
Fox: Possible contenders to lead Department of Homeland Security

NYT: A Day of Friction Notable Even for a Fractious Congress
WTimes: Mitch McConnell: Harry Reid ‘worst leader of the Senate ever’

WaPo: Path ahead is unclear for food stamp funding

WaPo: House GOP leaders crafting a plan for children in the U.S. illegally

Kathleen Parker: The GOP’s principled suicide


Examiner: Marco Rubio rolls the dice


Roll Call: Ohio’s Most Vulnerable House Republican Raises Big Bucks


WaPo: McCrory would sign abortion bill that passed in North Carolina House


Examiner: In first attack ad, Virginia Democrats go after Ken Cuccinelli's female support
NatJ: As the McDonnell Scandal Swirls, Virginia Politicians Call for Stricter Gift Laws


Fox: Fired Minnesota Senate aide spells out other affairs in wrongful termination lawsuit


Roll Call: Shaheen Raised $1.2 Million in Second Quarter


NYT: Fund-Raising for Cuomo Going Strong


NYT: Texas Senate Vote Puts Bill Restricting Abortion Over Final Hurdle

WTimes: Rick Perry’s October trip to Israel sign of another White House bid


James Taranto: A Connecticut senator takes a bold stand on behalf of lobbyist zombies


Roll Call: Schweitzer Expected to Run, but When?



July 12, 2013


WSJ: House Cuts Food-Stamp Funds From Farm Bill
NYT: House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps
WaPo: Farm bill passes narrowly in House, without food stamp funding
Dana Milbank: Oh, snap! The GOP misfires on food stamps.

WSJ: GOP Compromise Emerging on Young Immigrants
NYT: Republicans in House Resist Overhaul for Immigration
WT: Former Border Patrol agents call Senate’s immigration plan a huge waste of resources

WSJ: Open Warfare in the Senate Over Nominees
WTimes: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters
NYT: Democrats Poised to Limit Filibusters, Angering G.O.P.
WaPo: Amid acrimony, Senate moves toward historic vote to change its rules

WSJ: Spending Bills Are on a Collision Course

WSJ: House Republicans Plan to Wind Down Fannie, Freddie

Charles Krauthammer: A modest GOP agenda for 2013

Kim Strassel: Another IRS Scandal Waiting to Happen

Peggy Noonan: How to Find Grace After Disgrace

James Taranto: Congress for Dummies

Paul Krugman: Delusions of Populism

NYT: Hillary Clinton Taps Speechmaking Gold Mine

WTimes: Rick Perry’s October trip to Israel sign of another White House bid


NYT: North Carolina House Passes New Restrictions on Abortion



July 11, 2013


WSJ: Immigration Split Hardens in House
WaPo: House Republicans grapple with immigration reform at meeting
NYT: G.O.P. in House Leaves Immigration Bill in Doubt
WTimes: Immigration reform unlikely this year with House GOP approach
Examiner: House GOP may not act on immigration reform until fall
WaPo: Bush’s call for GOP to embrace immigration reform seems to have little effect
WSJ: Tom Cotton: It's the House Bill or Nothing on Immigration
WTimes: Immigration bill puts Marco Rubio in hot water with tea party
Dick Morris: US Latinos back border plan

WTimes: Democrats caught off guard on employer mandate delay, now blame GOP

Fox: House Republicans drop food stamps from massive farm bill
Examiner: House GOP introduces farm bill without food stamps

NYT: Hagel Warns of Impact of Cutbacks on Pentagon

WSJ: Fed Affirms Easy-Money Tilt

WSJ: Disunion in Senate Hampers Democrats' Agenda

Karl Rove: The ObamaCare Spin Machine Revs Up

Ann Coulter: This Year's Duke Lacrosse Case

NatJ: Is Hillary Clinton Peaking Too Soon?


Tampa Bay Times: Charlie Crist's political memoir to explain why he left GOP


NatJ: Bob McDonnell's Growing Scandal Could Spill Over to Ken Cuccinelli


Roll Call: Senate Candidate Making Rounds in D.C.


WaPo: Republican Ernst enters Iowa Senate race


NYT: Madam’s Ties to Spitzer? It’s a Campaign Issue
Daily Caller: Spitzer honed his lust for power as Princeton student body president


NYT: Texas House Passes Measure Tightening Clinic Rules and Restricting Access to Abortion

WaPo: Jay Leno on Rick Perry’s future (Video)


James Taranto: Illinois joins the rest of the states in permitting concealed guns


Examiner: McConnell raises another $2.2m for re-election campaign


WaPo: The business of being Sarah Palin — and why she isn’t running for Senate



July 10, 2013


WTimes: Immigration: GOP steps away from any path to citizenship
Examiner: Immigration reform opponents privately huddle on strategy
Exam: House GOP may demand restrictions on any immigration negotiations with Senate
NatJ: House Republicans Hope to Find Their Way on Immigration Reform

WSJ: U.S. Struggles to Meet Health-Law Deadline
NYT: Seeing Opening, House G.O.P. Pushes Delay on Individual Mandate in Health Law
WTimes: House GOP leaders want to put Democrats on the spot via Obamacare

WSJ: FBI Nominee Greeted With Respect
NYT: Nominee for F.B.I. Director Addresses Torture Before Senate Panel
Examiner: Poised for easy confirmation, FBI nominee Comey calls waterboarding torture

Tampa Tribune: House GOP leaders look at splitting farm bill

Fox: Top GOP Senator says he won't delay vote on Obama EPA pick
Examiner: David Vitter drops filibuster threat of EPA nominee, but hurdles remain

WSJ: House GOP Proposes Slashing IRS Budget
Fox: House Republicans push to slash IRS budget by 24 percent, cite abuses, sequestration

WSJ: Phil Gramm: A GOP Game Plan for Tax Reform

WTimes: Futility Index: House Republicans sputter toward one of the worst years on record

Fox: Hillary Clinton super PAC getting help from Obama aides


NYT: A.C.L.U. Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Pennsylvania’s Ban on Gay Marriage


WSJ: Abortion Fight Flares in North Carolina


Daily Caller: Two Colorado GOP state senators line up to challenge Sen. Mark Udall


NatJ: Why Eliot Spitzer Could Derail Anthony Weiner's Comeback


WTimes: Gov. Nikki Haley: I was abused as a child


Fox: Illinois becomes last state in nation to allow concealed-carry


NatJ: Rand Paul's Problems With the Fringe


Daily Caller: Sarah Palin considering 2014 US Senate run



July 9, 2013


WTimes: Numbers don’t add up on Obama’s pledge to deport more illegal immigrants
Examiner: Reid to Boehner: Pass immigration, ignore 'Hastert rule'

WSJ: Michael McConnell: Obama Suspends the Law
NYT: Sebelius Defends Law and Zeal in Push to Insure Millions
NatJ: White House Has Known For Months Obamacare Implementation Wouldn't Work

Examiner: There are few signs that the feared sequester has hurt job growth

WSJ: White House Sees Smaller Budget Deficit in 2013

NYT: Pension Proposal Aims to Ease Burden on States and Cities

NYT: Democrats Plan Challenge to G.O.P.’s Filibuster Use


LA Times: Rick Perry won't seek reelection as Texas governor
WTimes: Rick Perry not running for Texas governor, coy on 2016
NatJ: Texas Republicans: Rick Perry Leaving Governorship to Run for President
WaPo: Rick Perry’s decision opens a clear path for Greg Abbott in governor’s race


Roll Call: Rating Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Chances in Kentucky


WSJ: Spitzer's Candidacy Sets New Battle in Comptroller's Race
NYT: Spitzer Quickly Hits Establishment Headwind


Roll Call: Maine GOP Chairman Suddenly Resigns From Post


Roll Call: Lautenberg Family Backs Pallone
WSJ: Booker Brushes Off Lautenberg Family Nod



July 8, 2013


Fox: Congress returns to immigration, student loans, farm bill; issues splitting Dems, GOP
Ex: Amid private immigration talks this week, House to vote on jobs and energy bills

WSJ: House Lawmakers Hear Clock Ticking on Immigration
WTimes: All eyes on border as House bill on immigration takes shape
NYT: Bush Says Congress Should Act on Immigration
NYT: Editorial: Immigration in the House

WaPo: Defense furloughs set to start
NatJ: House Republicans Draft Their Debt-Ceiling Playbook

WSJ: ObamaCare's 'Liar' Subsidies

NYT: In Congress, Gridlock and Harsh Consequences

NYT: Campaign Ad Cash Lures Buyers to Swing-State TV Stations

WSJ: As Fed Opening Looms, Larry Summers Circles
Larry Summers: Tax reform can aid multinationals, cut deficit

Paul Krugman: Defining Prosperity Down

Michael Barone: With Dems on defensive, GOP has chance to recapture Senate


Fox: Liz Cheney eyes run for US Senate seat in Wyoming


WaPo: Spitzer will run for New York City comptroller
NYT: Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness


NatJ: Obama Offers Chris Christie Shelter from the Storm


Fox: MA shows signs of voter fatigue after a steady run of elections, with more coming



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