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March 7, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: President Woos GOP to Seek Broad Deal
Hill: Republicans emerge from Obama dinner optimistic about deficit deal
WT: Breaking bread: Obama dines with Republican senators amid sequester gridlock
Fox: Obama goes around GOP leaders, calls rank-and-file Republicans for dinner meeting
Hill: Obama takes GOP lawmakers out on a deficit dinner date in downtown DC
NYT: G.O.P. Senators Give Obama Dinner Thumbs Up
WaPo: Obama picked up GOP senators’ dinner tab
WaPo: House votes to avert shutdown as Obama looks for big deal
Examiner: House OKs funding bill as Obama, GOP work to avoid government shutdown
AP: Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown to Senate as Obama seeks talks on bigger budget deal
WSJ: Stopgap Spending Bill Passed by House
WTimes: House OKs funding to run federal government

WSJ: Paul Ryan Prepares ‘No Surprises’ Budget
NYT: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts
Reuters: Paul Ryan's budget plan sees balance by 2023, modestly deeper cuts
Hill: Rep. Paul Ryan’s new Medicare cutoff: 56
Politico: GOP not worried about Paul Ryan budget
WaPo: Paul Ryan, Patty Murray hold the keys to any budget deal
Politico: Obama invites Paul Ryan to lunch

Fox: Leaked email adds fuel to claims White House playing politics over impact of cuts
Fox: TSA signs $50 million uniform deal, as billions in federal cuts ripple across America
Politico: TSA’s $50M uniforms contract stirs ire on Hill
Rush Limbaugh: Childish Regime Shuts Down White House Tours to Punish You
Gallup: In U.S., Government Hiring Levels Modest Before Sequester

James Taranto: Man of Straw: The latest excuse for Obama
EJ Dionne: A way out of our budget wars

WSJ: Holder: Banks May Be Too Large to Prosecute
NYT: Senators Press Holder on Use of Military Force
Rush Limbaugh: Fearless Cruz Breaks Down Holder

WSJ: Push for Broader Gun Checks Stalls
Hill: Schumer moves ahead with background-check bill as discussions stall
WT: Senate wrangles with range of gun proposals; checking buyers is a sticking point
NYT: Charity Takes Gun Lobby Closer to Its Quarry
Ann Coulter: Beltway GOPs: Vote for us or we'll bore you again!



WSJ: Filibuster Holds Up Vote on CIA Nominee
NYT: Republicans, Led by Rand Paul, End Filibuster
WaPo: Paul’s filibuster in opposition to Brennan, drone policy ends after nearly 13 hours
CBS: Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee after almost 13 hours
Hill: Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster against CIA nominee gained strength in Senate
WSJ: The Senate Floor Has Long History of Drawn-Out Oratory
WSJ: Filibuster Wasn't Planned, Paul Says
WTimes: Rand Paul uses old filibuster trick to raise national profile
Examiner: After dining with Obama, Senators Toomey & Johnson join Rand Paul filibuster
Mediaite: Stewart Applauds Rand Paul For Using Filibuster Over Drones
Roll Call: NRSC Raises Money Off Rand Paul Filibuster
American Spectator: Stand With Rand!
National Review: Stand with Rand
NYT: C.I.A.’s History Poses Hurdles for a Nominee
WaPo: Measuring Rand Paul’s filibuster against history
Jen Rubin: Rand Paul filibusters John Brennan

American Spectator: Gina McCarthy and the Hell of a Ride Republicans

NatJ: What to Know About Penny Pritzker, a Billionaire & Contender for Commerce Secretary

WSJ: GOP Again Blocks a Judicial Nominee
NYT: Republicans Block Judicial Nominee’s Confirmation for a Second Time
WaPo: Editorial: Give Caitlin Halligan an up-or-down vote

WSJ: McCain: Visa Overhaul Key Hurdle in Immigration Talks
NatJ: Democrats' Dilemma on High-Skilled Immigration Reform

Dan Henninger: Is the South Still Racist?

Gallup: In U.S., 71% Back Raising Minimum Wage

WSJ: Mitt Romney Returns to Private Equity

Karl Rove: Helping Families Who Help Their Wounded: The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Newt Gingrich: Pioneers of the Future and Prisoners of the Past



FLORIDA

Politico: What is Jeb Bush up to?
NatJ: The Mighty Jeb Bush Comes Down to Earth

M: Tuition break for students with undocumented immigrant parents sails ahead in FL House

Miami Herald: House Republicans searching for alternatives to Medicaid

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: County Councilman Robinson considers running for Pittsburgh mayor

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: Kasich, Yost in showdown over JobsOhio

VIRGINIA

Examiner: Experts: Va. plan better for cheaper gas, easing gridlock

WaPo: Editorial: Ken Cuccinelli’s untenable position in Virginia

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Majority of Senate Republicans oppose voucher expansion

SOUTH DAKOTA

NatJ: Can a Senate Seat Remain All in the Family?

NEBRASKA

Fox: Nebraska tax reform push foiled by special interest objections

COLORADO

Denver Post: Colorado gun bills: Dems need 18 votes or measures are doomed
WaPo: Colorado still on the fence about gun control

NEVADA

Roll Call: Tough Election Cycles Leave Rift in Relationship Between Reid, Heller

NEW YORK

WSJ: Backing For Cuomo Declines Upstate

CALIFORNIA

Roll Call: California: Republicans Eyeing DeMaio to Challenge Freshman Peters

Fox: Hundreds of California sex offenders go missing under new law

Victor Davis Hanson: The California Mordida

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Senate budget writers urge 3 percent raise for state workers

GEORGIA


Politico: Georgia Senate shaping up as free-for-all
AJC: Georgia Senate positioning in House "CR" vote

ALABAMA

Fox: Alabama governor endorses abortion clinic regs

ILLINOIS

Chicago ST: Gov. Quinn says $35.6 billion proposal ‘most difficult budget . . . ever’

TENNESSEE


Hill: Corker: 'Appalling' waste and abuse in Iraq reconstruction efforts

KENTUCKY

Daily Caller: Judd clan clucks ‘Hollywood liberal’ Ashley ‘not as smart as she acts’
American Thinker: Will Ashley Judd be Kentucky's Obama?

ARKANSAS

NYT: Arkansas Adopts a Ban on Abortions After 12 Weeks
WSJ: Arkansas Abortion Law Is Now Nation's Strictest

MARYLAND

NBC: Maryland moves close to abolishing death penalty

WEST VIRGINIA

WSJ: Rockefeller Moves to Protect Miners’ Benefits

NEW JERSEY

WSJ: Christie Goes Into Campaign Mode

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Governor Brewer works to sell GOP on Medicaid







 



 

March 6, 2013



NATIONAL

Hill: Senate Democrats to accept general spending level set in House bill
NatJ: The Math Behind the Automatic Budget Cuts

NYT: Trying to Revive Talks, Obama Goes Around G.O.P. Leaders
WaPo: Seeking a budget deal, Obama reaches out to Republican rank and file
Daily Caller: Obama launches outreach strategy to sway GOP legislators

WTimes: Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised
Human Events: Memo from Washington to bureaucrats: Make the sequester hurt

WSJ: White House Cancels Tours, Blaming Sequester
NYT: White House Tours Halted Over Cuts; Congress Says, ‘We’re Open’
Fox: White House cancels tours over sequester cuts, as lawmakers call decision political
Examiner: Obama playing both economic savior and Grim Reaper
Politico: Now Dems worry: Did Obama cry wolf?
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Inflicts Pain for Political Gain

WaPo: Ports, airports beginning to feel impact of automatic spending cuts
WTimes: Airports to Janet Napolitano: You’re wrong about delays

WaPo: EPA warns employees of up to 13 furlough days
WSJ: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu
Fox: Sen. Coburn urges USDA to nix wine-tasting 'getaways' amid sequester warnings
Fox: Obama administration hit for giving Egypt $250M as domestic spending cuts take hold
WSJ: A Record Dow: The sequester doesn't seem to worry the stock market
American Spectator: The Coming Sequester Lies
National Review: Editorial: Sequestered

James Taranto: Not a Dictator: Obama's declaration of ineffectuality
Greg Sargent: Are we heading for another debt ceiling fight?
Chicago Trib: Election bump over, Obama approval drops to 43%: Reuters/IPSOS poll
American Spectator: The Coming Obama Crack-Up

WSJ: Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak
Milwaukee JS: Paul Ryan changes Medicare plan

WSJ: CIA Pick Clears Committee But Faces Hurdles
WaPo: Senate committee approves Brennan for CIA post, 12 to 3
NYT: Nominee to Lead C.I.A. Clears Hurdle After Release of Drone Data

WaPo: Obama to name O’Connor to head Secret Service, report says

WTimes: Senate vote will reignite battles over judiciary nominees
Politico: GOP opposes nominee over guns

NatJ: Republicans Take Aim at Obama’s EPA Nominee
Politico: In McCarthy, Inhofe sees another EPA friendship
NYT: Editorial: Two Enlistees in the Climate Wars
WaPo: EPA, Energy Department can tackle climate change on several fronts

Hill: President faces deadline to find gatekeeper for new regulations

Examiner: Pete King: Obama administration still refuses to give facts on Benghazi

Robert Samuelson: The expensive Amtrak fantasy

Julius Genachowski: The Broadband Engine of Economic Growth

Schultz Perry Kissinger Nunn: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Risks



NYT: Jeb Bush Enters Debate, and Possibly 2016 Race
Human Events: Jeb Bush contemplates 2016
WaPo: Jeb Bush is back in the spotlight — and thinking about 2016
Jen Rubin: Jeb Bush tries to mop up his immigration mess
NatJ: Jeb Bush's Real Immigration Problem
NatJ: Jeb Bush's Poorly Timed Flip-Flop on Immigration
Politico: Jeb Bush immigration comments spark uproar
Hill: Jeb Bush shows rust with stumble

WSJ: Citizenship for Immigrants Divides Republicans
Politico: Immigration talks gain momentum
WaPo: GOP senators reaffirm citizenship path plan, despite Jeb Bush comments
WTimes: GOP seeks ‘messengers’ to Hispanics; point man lays out work to be done
Dick Morris: GOP backs immigration bill

Maureen Dowd: Repent, Dick Cheney

NatJ: Disgraced Ex-Congressman Bob Ney Attacks John Boehner in New Book
Hill: Bob Ney rips Boehner in his new book

Roll Call: Trump to Address CPAC Next Week
Daily Caller: CPAC’s big, gay headache



FLORIDA



NYT: Anger and Kudos as Florida Governor Tacks Left

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Schwartz to create PAC for 2014 governor bid

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: Hearing set for Cordray amid GOP opposition

MICHIGAN

NatJ: Detroit: A Sad Tale of 2 Cities and 2 Americas

VIRGINIA

Examiner: CPAC snubs Gov. Bob McDonnell, embraces AG Ken Cuccinelli

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota Poll: A majority doesn’t want gay marriages

SOUTH DAKOTA

Politico: GOP sees nepotism threat in S.D.

COLORADO

Denver Post: Colorado House gives initial approval to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

WSJ: Colorado Split Over Gun-Control Bills

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Handful of Republicans ponder running for U.S. Senate
Des Moines Register: Republicans who might be interested in running for Senate

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: L.A. mayor's race: Garcetti and Greuel top the field
NYT: Los Angeles Mayor’s Race Likely Headed to Runoff
WSJ: Democrats to Battle for LA
Fox: Democrats Garcetti and Greuel poised for May runoff in Los Angeles mayoral race

NYT: California, on Brink of Recovery, Braces for Setback on Federal Aid

TEXAS

NatJ: Can Texas Turn Blue? 'The GOP in Texas is Spoiled'
NYT: Texans Rebut Gov. Rick Perry on Expansion of Medicaid
Dallas MN: Hundreds rally for Medicaid expansion in Texas

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: Gov. Nikki Haley unveils re-election finance committee

GEORGIA


AJC: GOP senator on private opinions of Chip Rogers deal

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Budget to call for education cuts
Chicago ST: Quinn’s $35.6 billion budget — 1 in every 5 dollars goes to pensions
Roll Call: Illinois: Kelly Plans to Follow Obama’s Lead on Gun Control
WSJ: The Answer Is a Longer Yellow

KENTUCKY

Fox: Sen. Paul slams Attorney General Holder for 'refusal' to rule out drone strikes in US

ARKANSAS

Politico: Arkansas backs 12-week abortion ban — earliest in nation

NEW JERSEY

Fox: Conflicting accounts emerge over Menendez prostitution allegations
Daily Caller: Washington Post quietly makes major change to Menendez story
WaPo: Daily Caller says prostitute interviews regarding Sen. Menendez are not in doubt
WaPo: For Daily Caller, Menendez controversy makes for ‘a very good day’
WaPo: ABC News blows up Menendez story

HAWAII

Fox: Hawaii Senate passes 'Steven Tyler Act' on celeb privacy
















 



 

March 5, 2013



NATIONAL

WaPo: House Republicans introduce bill to keep government running
Examiner: House GOP offers bill to fund government, cut $85 billion in spending
Hill: House government funding bill seeks to soften blow from sequester
WSJ: Obama Tries to Sway Rank-and-File GOP
NYT: Obama Faces Political Risks in Emphasizing Effects of Cuts
WaPo: Republican goal to balance budget could mean deep cuts to health programs
Fox: Recurring budget crises could put squeeze on Obama's second-term priorities
WTimes: Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place: 400 jobs posted on first day back
WaPo: Chris Christie: A sequester deal ‘should be pretty easy’
NatJ: How Long Can Boehner Contain the Rebellion?
WSJ: How (Maybe) to Reach Elusive Big Deal
Gallup: As Sequestration Starts, Americans Unsure of Consequences
National Review: The Sequester: A Long-Term Win
Michael Boskin: Larger Spending Cuts Would Help the Economy
Larry Kudlow: No Sequester Catastrophe
Thomas Sowell: Budget Politics
Rush Limbaugh: Full-Court Press to Find Sequester Suffering
HE: We can’t cut 2 percent of govt spending, but the Muslim Brotherhood gets $250 million

Politico: Paul Ryan floats change to Medicare plan
Hill: GOP centrists balk at Ryan Medicare shift

WSJ: EPA, Energy Picks Set for Second Term
WaPo: Gina McCarthy, EPA’s air chief, nominated to head agency
NatJ: Gina McCarthy, Obama's 'Green Quarterback,' Has a History of Working With Industry
Politico: Gina McCarthy: Seasoned regulator primed for the climate fight
WaPo: Obama’s second-term Cabinet to play bigger policy role
WTimes: Obama taps budget chief, two for climate-change roles
NYT: Cabinet Picks Could Take On Climate Policy
Examiner: Obama's EPA, Energy picks set stage for fight on climate change
NatJ: EPA Funding Reductions Have Kneecapped Environmental Enforcement
WSJ: Carbon Power Politics: The next EPA chief and next phase of the Obama green agenda
WTimes: ‘King Coal’ reigns as global powerhouse; U.S. phasing out energy source
Hill: Environmental activists reeling as Keystone pipeline gains momentum
WaPo: Obama Cabinet picks add diversity, but still frustrate White House allies

NYT: President Announces Choice for Budget Chief
NatJ: Meet the Newly Appointed OMB Director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell

WaPo: OPM chief in mix for ambassador to Australia

Politico: Senate committee set to vote on Obama's CIA choice John Brennan
WTimes: Senators use CIA vote for leverage to get 10 answers on Benghazi attack

Hill: Gun talks hit a snag in Senate over universal background checks
WaPo: Senators reach bipartisan agreement on gun-trafficking bill
Fox: Senators announce deal on gun trafficking
Politico: Sen. Patrick Leahy unveils gun trafficking bill

NYT: A Stealth Tax Subsidy for Business Faces New Scrutiny

Fox: Employers hoping for an end to labor pains after NLRB picks ruled 'unconstitutional’

Fox: Ex-DEA heads say Obama administration should nullify state pot laws

NYT: Fannie-Freddie in Venture to Securitize Home Loans
WaPo: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac merger plan unveiled by FHFA director DeMarco



WSJ: Jeb Bush Won't Rule Out Presidential Run
NBC: Jeb Bush: I won't rule out 2016 White House run 'but I won't declare today'
NYT: Jeb Bush’s Change of Heart
Daily Beast: Can Jeb Bush Save the GOP and End Its Emerging Civil War?
WaPo: Jeb Bush no longer supports path to citizenship
WaPo: Jeb Bush says he could, in fact, support a path to citizenship
WaPo: What’s Jeb Bush up to?
Daily Caller: Jeb Bush’s no-citizenship plan scrambles immigration debate
American Spectator: The GOP’s Immigration Opportunity

WaPo: Mitt Romney: No path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
WaPo: Why Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment was so bad
NatJ: Mitt Romney Isn't Done Proving Why He's Not President
Politico: GOP sniping over 2012 still going strong

Roll Call: Inside the NRSC's Comeback Strategy
Roll Call: RNC Hires House Operatives for 2014 Cycle
Politico: Democrats launching plan for 2014 at-risk members

American Spectator: William F. Buckley Jr. and CPAC’s Mission

James Taranto: Follow the Minnie

David Brooks: The Brutality Cascade

Michael Gerson: C. Everett Koop, the nation’s doctor



FLORIDA

Miami Herald: State lawmakers in House balk at Medicaid expansion in Florida
Human Events: Florida legislature rejects ObamaCare Medicaid expansion
Rush Limbaugh: Obamacare and the GOP Govs

Miami Herald: Gov. Rick Scott’s State of State speech

PENNSYLVANIA

Salena Zito: Roaring then, whimpering now

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: State GOP chairman to retire on May 31

MICHIGAN

Fox: Union contracts could be in crosshairs as Gov. Snyder intervenes in Detroit
Daniel Howes: Pressure is on Snyder to deliver on emergency manager for Detroit
Detroit FP: Groups build cases against Detroit emergency financial manager
Detroit News: Editorial: Council, mayor should join Detroit's turnaround
Detroit News: Duggan beats Napoleon, Bing in early poll of mayoral votes

VIRGINIA

NatJ: Can Climate-Change Denier Ken Cuccinelli Win a Swing State?
Politico: Will Bill Bolling play spoiler in Virginia?
WaPo: Editorial: Virginia ignores neediest by obstructing Medicaid expansion

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Democrats bump spokesman for Jeffrey Dahmer-Scott Walker comparison

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Organized labor agenda gains steam with turn in Minnesota Capitol politics

NEBRASKA

Roll Call: Nebraska: Bruning Won’t Seek Open Senate Seat

COLORADO

Fox: Colorado lawmakers advance package of gun control bills
Daily Caller: Protesters descend on Colorado legislature to oppose gun bills

IOWA

Weekly Standard: On Lack of Senate Budget, Iowa Dem Cries 'Filibuster'

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Roll Call: Cracked Granite: Troubled N.H. GOP Attempting to Rebound in 2014 Cycle

MAINE

Daily Caller: Maine governor takes on USDA to fight food stamp fraud
Politico: Michaud 'looking at' gubernatorial run

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Cuomo centralizes press release distribution

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Rick Perry bars way to possible Texas deal with feds on Medicaid expansion

Politico: Poll: Cruz approval at 39 percent
Am Thinker: We Have Ted Cruz's List: Harvard Law Really Is Littered with Communists

SOUTH CAROLINA



NYT: Ex-Governor Hopes a Lively House Race Is His Comeback Trail
NY Mag: Back on the Trail
Stuiart Rothenberg: Colbert's Sister an Underdog, but Worth Watching

GEORGIA


AJC: Nathan Deal: Don't believe sequestration "hype"

LOUISIANA

WaPo: Rep. Charles Boustany won’t run for Senate in Louisiana
Advocate: Boustany won’t challenge Landrieu
Hill: GOP Rep. Boustany won't challenge Louisiana Dem. Sen. Landrieu

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Republican in race for Jackson Jr. seat did time for robbery and burglary

Chicago ST: Quinn vetoes casino bill, pushing gaming expansion back to square one

KENTUCKY

WaPo: Ashley Judd looks like she is running for Senate. Is that bad thing for Democrats?
Daily Caller: Ashley Judd’s spiritual guide has been criticized by Christian scholars
Politico: Ashley Judd target of GOP preemptive strike

ARKANSAS

WSJ: Arkansas Governor Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban
Huff Post: Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban

MARYLAND

Examiner: Gov. Martin O'Malley proposes gasoline tax hike

NEW JERSEY

Hill: Democrats’ effort to oust Gov. Christie puts New Jersey’s Senate race on ice

NYT: Lawyer Says Woman Lied About Sex With Menendez
WaPo: Escort says Menendez prostitution claims were made up
Hill: Woman says she lied about Menendez
Politico: Report: Escort lied about Robert Menendez
DC: WaPo report confuses one prostitute with another in bid to debunk Menendez allegations

Politico: Report: Cory Booker to disclose speaking fees

MASSACHUSETTS

Roll Call: Massachusetts: Republican Sullivan Files FEC Paperwork for Senate Run











 



 

March 4, 2013



NATIONAL

WaPo: Deal to avert government shutdown likely, officials say
Politico: John Boehner: No government shutdown
WSJ: House GOP Budget Bill Expected To Pass
Politico: House continuing resolution to restore $7B to military operations
WSJ: Boehner Doesn't See Path Out of Sequester
WTimes: McConnell and Boehner: Republicans united on sequesters
Examiner: McConnell: United States looks like a Western European country
NYT: G.O.P. Clings to One Thing It Agrees On: Spending Cuts
NYT: Seeking Compromise, President Reaches Out to the Rank and File
WSJ: Rhetoric Cools on Near-Term Pain of Cuts
Hill: Pentagon’s carrier cancellation heats up sequester fight as cuts take effect
Fox: WH retreats from doomsday spending cuts predictions, but keeps blame on Republicans
Hill: Ultra-assertive Obama adopts new strategy: Taking no prisoners
Politico: Democrats struggle to find next tax triumph
NYT: As Automatic Budget Cuts Go Into Effect, Poor May Be Hit Particularly Hard
WSJ: Wealthier Households Carry the Spending Load
American Spectator: Will the Sequester Reduce Economic Growth?
Politico: 3 scenarios for sequester
Bill Keller: Obama’s Fault

WSJ: Many Avoid Tough Path to Citizenship
WaPo: Many immigrants in the U.S. stop midway along the path of citizenship
Jed Babbin: The Sequester Amnesty

NYT: Obama Asks Health Plans to Report Rising Rates
American Spectator: Eight GOP Governors Squander SCOTUS Victory
Paul Krugman: Mooching Off Medicaid
Daschle & Frist: The health care leader we need
Frist & Schroeder: To contain health care costs, pay doctors differently
Daschle & Whyte: A blueprint to improve health care for minorities

NYT: The Business of the Minimum Wage

Politico: Sources: EPA, Energy picks coming as soon as Monday

WaPo: Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays

Fox: McCain, Graham warn on CIA nominee vote
Hill: McCain, Graham 'hell-bent' on getting Benghazi answers before Brennan vote

WSJ: Obama Backers Up for Ambassador Posts

NYT: Obama Picks Foundation President for Budget Chief
Hill: Obama to nominate Burwell for White House budget chief
WaPo: Obama taps Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House budget director



Fox: Romney relays disappointment over loss, admits mistakes, first sitdown since election
Boston Globe: Mitt Romney rues errors, says loss ‘kills me’
WSJ: Romney Offers Explanation for Loss
NYT: Little Second-Guessing From Romney
WaPo: Romney in interview explains his defeat
Politico: Mitt Romney: GOP primary 'unhelpful'
American Spectator: Why Romney Couldn’t Kill
WTimes: Mitt Romney: ‘Nero is fiddling’ while Obama misses chance to solve fiscal crisis
Roll Call: Romney Says Obama Is Not Leading

WSJ: OpEd: Republicans and Their Faulty Moral Arithmetic

Daily Caller: Gay marriage fight brewing inside GOP
National Review: Marriage and Politics

Jen Rubin: Talking truth to CPAC

WTimes: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul differ on Middle East

Gallup: Asian-Americans Solidly Prefer Democrats

Roll Call: Shop Talk: RNC Names Chris McNulty as Political Director

Human Events: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama’s Reelection



FLORIDA

Mia H: Lawmakers seek larger share of state budget, caps on property insurance rate hikes

John Fund: Not-So-Great Scott

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: With Ravenstahl out of the race, who will jockey for Pittsburgh's top job?

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: Religious groups push for Kasich’s Medicaid expansion

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Gov. Snyder wants decisive, diplomatic emergency manager for Detroit
Fox: Detroit is largest US city targeted for state takeover

VIRGINIA



WaPo: After roads deal, Virginia Gov. McDonnell faces Republican identity crisis

NYT: Virginia’s Feast on U.S. Funds Nears an End

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Assembly Republicans aim to reform Wisconsin's tax code

NEBRASKA

Hill: Nebraska’s Deb Fischer hooked Senate seat with heartland values

COLORADO

Fox: Colorado campus gun bans divisive, hard to enforce

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Big state budget gap means tough negotiations ahead

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Cuomo aides monitor press calls

CALIFORNIA

WSJ: The Reverse-Joads of California
LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown works to spread California's green doctrine
Politico: Jim Brulte elected California GOP chairman
George Skelton: Ugly numbers for state GOP

SOUTH CAROLINA

State: SC lawmakers may change workers comp law for police, firefighters

GEORGIA


AJC: Tom Graves will not run for Senate -- this time

KENTUCKY



Fox: McConnell takes on group for criticizing wife, digs in for tough reelection campaign
WaPo: Ashley Judd: Will she run against Sen. Mitch McConnell?
Politico: McConnell dodges Judd talk, attacks liberal group
DC: Ashley Judd, potential U.S. Senate candidate, sure has done a lot of on-screen nudity
WSJ: McConnell Slams 'Racial Slurs' by Kentucky Liberals
Juan Williams: Big drama guaranteed if Ashley Judd challenges McConnell in Kentucky

NEW JERSEY

Fox: Sen. Menendez-sponsered bill could have aided donor's investment, report says

IDAHO

WT: Judge to hear Craig’s suit on use of campaign funds for solicitation-case legal fees











 



 

March 3, 2013



NATIONAL

LA Times: Republicans revisit Medicare reform to cut spending
Arizona Republic: Spending on Medicare, other programs can't be ignored

Boston Globe: Defense cut damage viewed as overblown
NYT: Across-the-Board Cuts Take Effect, but Their Impact Is Not Immediately Felt
WSJ: In Cuts, a Stroll Through Obscure Parts of Budget
NYT: Cuts to Achieve Goal for U.S. Deficit, but the Toll Is High
Politico: No big splash, but Department of Defense insists sequester dangerous
Fox: Obama, his team struggling with accuracy when explaining impact of sequester cuts
Govt Exec: Furlough Solidarity: Officials and Lawmakers Offer Voluntary Pay Cuts
Examiner: Budget cuts battle leaves President Obama bruised heading into coming clashes
Byron York: Obama sought to break GOP ‘fever,’ but did they break his?

Hill: Pressure building on Senate immigration group to unveil details

Weekly Standard: Chief of Staff Out at DHS

Fox: Obama campaign releases list of top fundraisers
Politico: Obama camp identifies more bundlers
Hill: Will Smith among additions to Obama campaign bundlers
NYT: Editorial: The White House Joins the Cash Grab

Hill: Democrats turn to FCC to unveil secret donors behind political ads

WaPo: Stymied by a GOP House, Obama looks ahead to 2014 to cement his legacy
Michael Barone: For Obama, politics always trumps governing

Hill: RNC chairman stakes his legacy on winning over minority voters

Hill: Patton Boggs lays off 65; 23 in Washington



FLORIDA

Tampa Bay Times: Florida Insider Poll: Scott's money would deter GOP challengers
MH: Attacks on Gov. Rick Scott’s Medicaid move mask Adam Putnam’s big-spending record
Sun-Sentinel: Florida tourism threatened by budget cuts, higher fares

PENNSYLVANIA

WTAE: Jack Wagner considers run for Pittsburgh mayor
Pittsburgh PG: Former city councilman Wagner now considers mayoral primary run
Pittsburgh TR: Former auditor general says he’s considering bid for Pittsburgh mayor
Pittsburgh PG: Pittsburgh's mayor's private attorney: He's just a witness

OHIO

Columbus Dispatch: Portman regrets his panel’s role in sequester
Dayton DN: Sequester frustrating Ohioans
Thomas Suddes: Poor people in Ohio don't get a lot of help

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Detroit's delegation in Lansing cast blame for city's financial emergency
Detroit News: Southwest Detroit group raises $6.4M to keep city streetlights burning
Nolan Finley: Snyder, Bing never clicked
Stephen Henderson: Detroit's leaders have forgotten what really matters

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer: N.C. conservatives gather to talk strategy

VIRGINIA

NYT: Virginia’s Feast on U.S. Funds Nears an End

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Reading Scott Walker's mind about the 2016 presidential race

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Star Tribune poll: Most Minnesotans want tax hike only on wealthy

MISSOURI

St. Louis PD: Schoeller named executive director of Missouri Republican Party

COLORADO

Denver Post: Guns become a way of life for many in rural Colorado

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Iowa employers brace for Obamacare

NEW YORK

Buffalo News: Sequestration cuts go into effect, have little local impact

CALIFORNIA



SF Chron: Rove to California GOP: get up and fight
SacBee: Karl Rove offers advice, tough love for California Republicans
Merc News: Uber-strategist Karl Rove urges California Republicans to be open to new ideas
Politico: Rove: GOP needs candidates that reflect diversity
Dan Walters: California Republicans seek path to revival
SF Chron: Jim Brulte will lead California GOP

LA Times: Candidates for mayor take different tacks on education

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Ron Kirk’s new role: Democratic Party elder statesman?
NYT: Can Democrats Turn Texas and Arizona Blue by 2016?

SOUTH CAROLINA

Fox: Sanford is frontrunner in S.C. House race, but says political return 'humbling, difficult'

GEORGIA


AJC: An expert on bribery and corruption makes a lonely visit to the Capitol

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Their pensions, your taxes: Will the pols fix their fiasco?

INDIANA

Fox: Conservatives, liberals, media advocates rally behind man jailed for criticizing IN judge

KENTUCKY

Fox: McConnell blasts liberal group for racial remarks about wife
WaPo: US Sen. Mitch McConnell fires back at liberal group that criticized ethnicity of his wife
Daily Caller: Politico second-guesses itself in calling Ashley Judd speech ‘bizarre’

MARYLAND

Examiner: Repeal of Maryland death penalty moves forward



 



 

March 2, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Budget Spat Swamps Agenda
Politico: White House stuck on sequester next step
WaPo: Obama, congressional leaders fail to reach deal on sequester
WTimes: Obama signs sequester order, blames Republicans over budget impasse
Hill: Obama blames Republicans for failing to stop sequester
Hill: Republicans tell Obama to 'get serious' on sequester debate
LA Times: Obama tones down rhetoric as across-the-board federal spending cuts begin
NYT: Deep Philosophical Divide Underlies the Impasse
Hill: White House has some flexibility in choosing $85B spending cuts
NYT: As Cuts Arrive, Parties Pledge to Call Off the Budget Wars
WSJ: Executives Feared 'Cliff' Much More
WSJ: The Sequester’s Odd Politics
WSJ: World Doesn't End, Obama Hardest Hit
NYDN: Layoffs loom for Capitol Hill staffers while Congress members' salaries safe
NatJ: How Both Sides Botched the Sequester Fight
WaPo: Furloughs in personnel-heavy agencies could affect public services
Fox: Americans endure bigger income cut than government can handle
NYT: Editorial: As the Cuts Hit Home

Sen Rand Paul: Sequestration doesn’t cut nearly enough, but it could be a good start
Charles Blow: Poison Pill Politics
Joe Scarborough: Singing the Sequester Soap Opera
Rush Limbaugh: Sequester Day Wrap-Up: The Limbaugh Theorem on Full Display
Rush L: Obama Tipped His Sequester Strategy in 2012 Des Moines Register Interview
Mark Steyn: Sequestageddon
Andrew McCarthy: The Sequester and the Arab Spring

WaPo: Obama to refocus attention on immigration, gun control
WTimes: DHS released more than 2,000 immigrants
Fox: Thousands of illegal immigrants already released, according to report

WSJ: Fed Chief Stands Pat on Easy Money

NYT: Report May Ease Path for New Pipeline
WaPo: Keystone XL pipeline would have little impact on climate change
Politico: State Dept. Keystone report plays down climate fears

Fox: Health care overhaul rolls on despite budget havoc
WSJ: Obama Clarifies Part of Health Law
Examiner: HHS releases more than 700 pages of new Obamacare rules
Chicago ST: Some health experts worry about parts of Obamacare yet to come
Weekly Standard: In the Absence of Conservative Solutions to Health Care

NYT: Obama Pardons 17 Felons, First in His Second Term
WaPo: Obama grants pardons to 17 people for nonviolent offenses
AP: Obama issues pardons to 17 for minor offenses
Chicago Tribune: President pardons convicted counterfeiters
WTimes: In middle of gun-control push, Obama pardons man on weapon conviction
WSJ: List of People Pardoned by President Obama Friday

WSJ: GOP Strains Show in Obama’s Jedi Comments
WTimes: Beam me up, Yoda: Obama flubs ‘Star Trek’ term

WSJ: Hagel Lays Out Planned Defense Cutbacks
WaPo: Hagel vows budget cuts won’t erode US military; says Congress will reach consensus

Weekly Standard: John Brennan and the Bin Laden Files

WSJ: How Iran Went Nuclear

NYT: Outside Box, Federal Judges Offer Addicts a Free Path

Charlie Cook: The Threat to Republicans
Politico: Chris Chocola: Karl Rove’s got it ‘backwards’

Politico: Patton Boggs layoffs hit D.C. office

James Taranto: Bob Woodward and the lonely lives of White House reporters
Kathleen Parker: Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters

Fox: Romney: Washington letting 'golden moment just slip away' with sequester
NYDN: Romney says Obama to blame for not averting sequester cuts
WTimes: Romney hits Obama for ‘berating Republicans’ in first comments since Election Day
Byron York: Key Romney aides back gay marriage; social conservatives not surprised

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



FLORIDA

WTimes: Florida Republicans pull the reins on Gov. Scott’s Medicaid expansion plans

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh PG: Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl won't seek re-election
WSJ: Pittsburgh's 'Boy Mayor' Won't Run
Pittsburgh PG: Glare of political life is intense for families

OHIO

Cleve PD: New poll from Quinnipiac finds voters aren't sold on Kasich's sales tax expansion

MICHIGAN

WSJ: Detroit Will Be Run by Financial Manager
NYT: Michigan Is Naming a Fiscal Manager to Assist Detroit
Detroit News: Detroit emergency manager to curtail power of mayor, City Council
Nolan Finley: Gov. Snyder wants to turn around Detroit, not take it over
Rochelle Riley: Detroit needs a professional city manager

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call: North Carolina: Hagan Challenger Kicks Off Campaign

VIRGINIA

Daily Caller: What the hell is the point of the Virginia GOP?

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Top Democratic aide compares Scott Walker with Jeffrey Dahmer

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota sheriffs issued record number of permits to carry handguns in 2012

NEBRASKA

Politico: Ben Nelson starts new public affairs firm

COLORADO

Roll Call: Colorado: Bennet Backs Former Primary Foe for House

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Branstad nominates son to Iowa agency

NEW YORK

Fox: Court to consider whether speedy approval of NY gun controls violated constitution
WTimes: NRA: Cuomo sacrificing 2nd Amendment’s gun rights on ‘altar of own ambition’

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Rep. Kevin McCarthy says California GOP fortunes 'can only go up'

LA Times: Mayoral candidates clash in final debate before election

LA Times: Gov. Brown blocks parole of Manson family follower Bruce Davis
SacBee: California first lady takes central role in administration, Jerry Brown's life

SacBee: Schwarzenegger resumes lucrative role as bodybuilding editor

WSJ: The Calstrs Tax

TEXAS

Dallas MN: Few Texas gun owners seem to be sweating D.C. push for new limits

GEORGIA


AJC: Presidential pardon lifts 40-year burden for Monroe County man

LOUISIANA

Roll Call: Louisiana: Dardenne ‘Pondering’ Run Against Landrieu

KENTUCKY

Hill: Ashley Judd speaks in DC, is mum on possible Senate run from Kentucky
Roll Call: Kentucky: Judd Avoids Senate Race Talk at DC Speech
NatJ: 6 Signs Ashley Judd Will Run Against Mitch McConnell
Politico: Ashley Judd talk bizarre, poignant
Politico: Anti-McConnell group that sent racist tweets has little cash

MARYLAND

Fox: Beretta wooed by other states over strict Maryland gun proposal

MASSACHUSETTS

Hill: In blow to Lynch, AFL-CIO declines to endorse in Mass. Senate primary

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Arizona Republicans turn thumbs down to Violence Against Women Act















 



 

March 1, 2013



NATIONAL

Fox: White House to enact sequester cuts Friday, amid questions over impact
Hill: Sequester begins, with no end in sight for across-the-board cuts
WT: Sequestration process begins; Congress fails to reach agreement on budget fixes
WSJ: Cuts Roll In as Time Runs Out
NYT: Boehner Halts Talks on Cuts, and House G.O.P. Cheers
WTimes: Friday’s sequester meeting to provide cover for Obama, lawmakers
WaPo: Congress heads out as the sequester blows in
Examiner: Congress leaves town after failing to stop sequester
Hill: White House offers sequester guidance
NYT: Bills on Cuts Compete, and Both of Them Lose
Roll Call: Competing Sequester Alternatives Rejected as Deadline Approaches
Hill: Senate rejects rival bills to prevent $85B sequester spending cuts
NYT: Many Steps to Be Taken When ‘Sequester’ Is Law
WSJ: Fiscal Pain to Be Parceled Out Unevenly
WTimes: Even at 2.3%, sequester cuts can cause some pain
Politico: Sequester's slow ripple of pain
WTimes: Credit agencies shrug off sequesters
NatJ: Obama's Political Gamble on Sequestration Is Backfiring
Hill: Republicans warn Obama has 'poisoned' relations with campaign-style attacks
WaPo: Editorial: Washington fails to govern, as the sequester arrives
Charles Krauthammer: Hail Armageddon
Peggy Noonan: Obama seems to think the way to win is by trying not to make a deal
Michael Gerson: Adrift on a red-ink sea
Rush L: Obama Gets Cold Feet: On Second Thought, You Might Not Notice the Sequester

Politico: Congress turns to next crisis

Fox: Napolitano says she regrets surprise announcement of illegal immigrant release
Rush Limbaugh: More Details Emerge on Obama's Prison Purge

Fox: Brennan nomination for CIA runs into delays over drone controversy
Hill: Senate GOP sees smoother ride for Brennan nomination

Roll Call: House GOP Seeks Immigration Solution

Kim Strassel: The GOP Takes Back Tax Reform
Pete DuPont: The Democratic Majority Is Doomed

James Taranto: The Attendance Justification Tool Kit

NYT: U.S. Asks Justices to Reject California’s Ban on Gay Marriage
WaPo: Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn California same-sex marriage ban
WSJ: Obama Urges End to Gay Ban

WTimes: Scalia ‘racial’ comment on voting rights law draws fire
Roll Call: Has Power Tipped in Favor of High Court?

NYT: House Renews Violence Against Women Measure

Paul Krugman: Ben Bernanke, Hippie

David Brooks: The Learning Virtues

Fox: Romney likens 2012 race to 'roller coaster,' in exclusive ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview
NYDN: In first interview, Mitt Romney sounds wistful note about end of presidential race

Politico: RNC event snags 2016 hopefuls
Politico: Wisconsin poll: Clinton beats Ryan, Walker
Jonah Goldberg: CPAC, the Border Guard



FLORIDA

Roll Call: Florida: Young Mum on Re-Election

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico: Corbett might be on verge of a Medicaid reversal

OHIO

Cleveland PD: Kasich scores highest rating yet in Quinnipiac poll; leads all Dem challengers
Dayton DN: Kasich approval rises above 50% for first time
Akron BJ: Kasich’s approval best since taking office, poll shows
WaPo: Gov. John Kasich’s remarkable rebound continues in Ohio

Cleveland PD: Six Ohio Republicans buck party to back Violence Against Women bill

MICHIGAN

Fox: Michigan governor may declare Detroit fiscal emergency Friday
Detroit News: Business leaders ready to embrace Detroit emergency manager

Detroit News: Mich. GOP lawmakers float new plan to pay for road fixes

Politico: Sen. Carl Levin pondering reelection

VIRGINIA

Politico: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell restores Scooter Libby's vote rights
Stephen Moore: Dominion State Disaster

WISCONSIN

Pioneer Press: Wisconsin: Walker's smoking surcharge faces opposition
Milwaukee JS: Scott Walker defends dealings with Milwaukee

IOWA

Politico: Iowa radio host Deace eyes Senate run
Des Moines Register: Braley campaign lists '7 things you need to know' about King

NEW YORK

Albany TU: Gun rights rally draws over 5,000 people
Rochester D&C: Thousands fill Capitol to protest gun-control law

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Obama urges high court to reject California's gay marriage ban
LA Times: White House asks justices to reject Prop. 8

NYT: In California, What Price Water?

TEXAS

Dallas MN: How deep will the budget ax fall in the Dallas area?

GEORGIA


AJC: David Shafer proposes cap on state income tax, path to sales tax shift

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Federal spending cuts coming to Illinois — but where, when?

Weekly Standard: Kirk Warns Against 'Appeasement'

KENTUCKY

DC: Citing baggage, Kentucky politicians not enthusiastic about Ashley Judd campaign

ARKANSAS

WT: Ark. lawmakers enact fetal-pain abortion law by overriding Democratic governor’s veto

MARYLAND

WTimes: Maryland on its way to becoming one of toughest gun-control states

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Chris Christie: Republicans must welcome Latinos

MASSACHUSETTS

WSJ: Three Republicans Poised to Run in Mass. Senate Race

ARIZONA

Politico: Jan Brewer: Immigrant detainee release ‘wrong’











 



 

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