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Charlie Cook: Virginia Is Much More Important Than South Carolina

Roll Call: Senate Race Recruitment: Too Early to Fail?

Michael Barone: Democrats in 2014 will have a hard time retaking the House

WaPo: The Fix’s top 5 races of 2013

NYT: As Incumbents Head for Senate Exit, Few Step Up to Run for the Seats

Karl Rove: The GOP Sets Its Sights on the Senate in 2014

Fox: GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states

WSJ: Who’s Who: Growing List of Departing Democratic Senators

NYT: Donations From Colleagues Identify Vulnerable House Incumbents

WSJ: Obama’s Nominations: How the Senate Has Voted

Stuart Rothenberg: The Most Vulnerable House Incumbent(s) of 2014

WaPo: The Fix’s top 15 gubernatorial races

Charlie Cook: The Republican Advantage (in the House)



 

 


May 14, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Chiefs at IRS Knew of Targeting
WaPo: IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups
LA Times: With new revelations, outrage spreads about IRS targeting
WSJ: Timeline: How the IRS Targeted Conservative Groups
WSJ: IRS Hearing Set for Friday Amid Bipartisan Outrage
Politico: 5 key players in IRS mess
WSJ: The IRS Wants You: The scandal over politicized tax enforcement is growing
NYT: Uneven I.R.S. Scrutiny Seen in Political Spending by Big Tax-Exempt Groups

George Will: In IRS scandal, echoes of Watergate
Michael Gerson: Political corruption at the IRS
James Taranto: Nobody's Laughing Now: How pervasive is the Obama IRS scandal?
Nate Silver: I.R.S. Targeting of Conservative Groups Could Resonate in 2014
Charlie Cook: While Republicans Rant About Benghazi and IRS, Public Mostly Yawns
Rush Limbaugh: My Theory on the Media and the IRS Scandal
Rush Limbaugh: The 2010 Election and Citizens United Shook Democrats to the Core

WTimes: GOP seeks more information on Benghazi from accountability investigators
Hill: GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel
Fox: Fact Check: Timeline of statements raises questions on Obama’s Benghazi claims
WTimes: Benghazi cover-up charges a partisan ‘sideshow,’ president says
NYT: Obama Dismisses Benghazi Furor but Assails I.R.S.

WSJ: U.S. Seized Phone Records of AP Staff
NYT: Phone Records of Journalists Seized by U.S
WaPo: Under sweeping subpoenas, Justice obtained AP phone records in leak investigation
WTimes: News agency focus of investigation into CIA leaks
Fox: Lawmakers rip Justice Department over AP phone records grab
NatJ: Why the AP Phone Records Bombshell Could Threaten Eric Holder's Job

WTimes: Independent study raises the bar for border security, immigration reform
Politico: Gang of 8 looks to defend guest worker plan
Fox: Conservatives battle over resignation of Heritage Foundation scholar
Examiner: A talk with Jason Richwine: 'I do not apologize for any of my work'

Hill: SEC nears decision on requiring businesses to disclose donations

WSJ: OpEd: The Federal Revenue Surge Won't Last

Alan Blinder: The Partial Faith and Dubious Credit Act

WSJ: Unrestricted Plan B Sales Put on Hold

Hill: Senate Democrats: Nuclear option for filibuster is back on the table

Hill: Dems, GOP take hits on Senate recruits

Human Events: Here’s how conservatives can win the Hispanic vote



FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Congressional Democrats talk immigration in North Miami

PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ: Abortion Doctor Convicted of Murder in Baby Deaths
NYT: Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Guilty of Murder in Late-Term Procedures

Politico: Pa. Dems line up to run vs. hobbled Corbett

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Orr: Cincinnati police chief is 'outsider' in running for Detroit post

VIRGINIA

Examiner: National Democrats target Virginia statehouse races

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota becomes 12th state to legalize gay marriage
NYT: Minnesota Senate Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage
Fox: Minnesota governor to sign bill legalizing gay marriage

Roll Call: Paulsen Rules Out Challenge to Franken

SOUTH DAKOTA

WSJ: Democratic Contender Says ‘No’ to S.D. Senate Bid
Roll Call: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Not Running for Senate
NatJ: Obama's Struggles Hampering Democratic Recruitment

NEW YORK

NY Post: Gov’s ‘scandal mania’ alarm

NYT: At a Racy Fund-Raiser for de Blasio, the Target Is Quinn
Politico: Anthony Weiner begins staffing up for possible run

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Brown's revised budget has more money as revenue beats estimate

TEXAS

Stuart Rothenberg: Ted Cruz for President? Not So Fast

GEORGIA


AJC: Better Georgia poll: Michelle Nunn would be ‘competitive’

MASSACHUSETTS

Stuart Rothenberg: Massachusetts Senate Special Election Race Still Looks Tight

ALASKA

Roll Call: Sarah Palin Leads Senate Poll for Alaska GOP Primary
Stuart Rothenberg: Alaska Senate Poll: Far, Far Less Than Meets the Eye

















 



 

May 13, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: GOP Probes Deeper Into Benghazi Review
NYT: G.O.P. Pushes for More Details of Benghazi Attack
WSJ: Pickering Defends Benghazi Review Board Report
WSJ: Rep. Rogers Says More Benghazi Whistleblowers Coming
WTimes: McCain senses Benghazi ‘cover-up,’ wants more Clinton testimony
Fox: GOP calls for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed
WT: Sen. Susan Collins: Hearings raise new questions about response to Benghazi attacks
NYT: Chairman of Benghazi Board Defends Its Decision Not to Question Clinton
WSJ: Sunday Talk Lineup: Benghazi Takes Spotlight
Joe Curl: Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal
Chicago Tribune: Editorial: Make uncovering the truth a bipartisan mission

WSJ: Wider Problems Found at IRS
NYT: Republicans Call for I.R.S. Inquiry After Disclosure
WT: Outraged GOP: It’s time to audit the IRS; targeting of conservative groups called chilling
Fox: Republicans slam IRS targeting of Tea Party as 'chilling,' a form of intimidation
WaPo: IRS targeted groups that criticized the government, IG report says
NYT: I.R.S. Focus on Conservatives Gives G.O.P. an Issue to Seize On
WaPo: Susan Collins slams Obama over IRS targeting of conservative groups

Examiner: Immigration reform backers struggling to build support in Senate
WSJ: Rust-Belt Reaches for Immigrant Tide

Politico: Renewed drive to ease sequester

WSJ: Economic Road Clearing, but the Going Is Slow
Robert Samuelson: The jury’s out on whether Dodd-Frank will save capitalism

NYT: Cabinet Secretary Solicits Large Donations to Publicize Health Care Law
WSJ: The Health Spending Decline

Politico: FEC revolving door spins ever so slowly

WaPo: Editorial: The GOP’s politics of dysfunction

Chris Cillizza: Can Democrats rebuild Obama’s winning coalition?

WaPo: Sen. Rand Paul aggressively courting evangelicals to win over GOP establishment



FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Florida economy improves, but will it help Gov. Scott?

MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Detroit insolvent, EM Kevyn Orr says
DFP: Orr calls city 'dysfunctional and wasteful' after years of mismanagement, corruption
Fox: Report by emergency manager says Detroit's finances are crumbling and future is bleak

VIRGINIA

Examiner: Va. towns express concerns about Cuccinelli, McAuliffe tax plans

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota budget deal: Higher taxes on high earners, tobacco

MAINE

Politico: Olympia Snowe pleads for bipartisanship

NEW YORK

NY Post: Sampson crony eyed in 400G pay probe
NYT: Editorial: Alarm Bells in Albany

Mario Cuomo & George Pataki: Drop the Suit Against Hank Greenberg

CALIFORNIA

McClatchy: For GOP House Whip Kevin McCarthy, the job is politics with a side of pizza

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Nikki Haley's rocky governorship

WEST VIRGINIA

Roll Call: Republican Primary Looms for Capito’s Seat

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Chris Christie goes negative in new ad buy

MASSACHUSETTS

NatJ: In Massachusetts, Gomez Internal Poll Shows Close Race
Hill: Gomez internal poll shows him trailing Markey by 3 points





 



 

May 12, 2013



NATIONAL

Fox: Pressure mounts on Boehner to appoint select committee on Benghazi
Sen. Rand Paul: The moment of responsibility for Hillary Clinton
Hill: Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton does not deserve higher office due to Benghazi
Michael Barone: Did Clinton and Obama believe their Benghazi baloney?
Clarice Feldman: Benghazi Coverup Uncovered
Examiner: Obama can't put Benghazi in rear view
NatJ: Scrubbing the Truth from Benghazi
Politico: Benghazi: 5 things we learned this week
Daily Caller: Benghazi whistle-blower a Democrat, voted for Hillary and Obama twice
Hill: Benghazi provides ammunition for GOP strategists eyeing Clinton threat in 2016
Human Events: American Crossroads Benghazi video v. campaign ad Romney spiked
DC: Top Obama official’s brother is president of CBS News, may drop reporter over Benghazi
WSJ: Sunday Talk Lineup: Benghazi Takes Spotlight

Fox: IRS knew Tea Party targeted in 2011
Politico: IRS officials knew of tea party targeting
WaPo: Report: Top IRS officials knew in 2011 that conservative groups were targeted
Hill: Report: Top IRS officials knew of Tea Party targeting two years ago
Fox: House Republicans swiftly announce hearing on IRS targeting conservative groups
CNS: Ways and Means to IRS: ‘Provide All Communications Containing Words ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Patriot,’ or ‘Conservative’—By Wednesday
WTimes: White House said IRS targeting of tea party groups ‘inappropriate’
Exam: IRS won't say whether it will discipline employees over targeting of Tea Party groups
National Review: IRS Inquisition Update
NatJ: IRS Blunder Gives Republicans Ammunition in Effort to Defund the Agency
Ross Douthat: The Taxman vs. the Tea Party

Dan Balz: Rubio’s high-stakes push for immigration reform
Hill: Issa tapped for major role on immigration
Hill: Obama strategy for immigration reform win comes with some risks
Daily Caller: Immigration bill calls for federal employment photo database
LA Times: L.A. County officials worried about costs of immigration overhaul
Roll Call: Heritage Author’s Resignation not Enough for Hispanic Caucus
NYT: Editorial: First Steps to a Better Immigration Bill

Salena Zito: Obama, Dems misfire on guns

Hill: Fannie, Freddie profits could sap will in Congress to reform mortgage giants

NYT: G.O.P. Delays on Nominees Raise Tension

Fox: Fundraising push from Sebelius draws scrutiny from key GOP senator
Hill: Alexander: Fundraising to promote ObamaCare 'may be illegal'

NatJ: The Coming GOP Civil War Over Climate Change

SacBee: Whipping GOP troops into line gets tougher (Rep. Kevin McCarthy)

WaPo: Will Obama suffer the ‘second-term curse’?
WaPo: Organizing for Action struggles to move the needle on Obama’s agenda
WaPo: Rand Paul: Obama is working with anti-American globalists against our Constitution
Fox: From boycotts to delays, Republicans using tough tactics to disrupt Obama agenda

Politico: Rand Paul's early state mojo
LA Times: Sen. Rand Paul laying groundwork for possible presidential run



FLORIDA

Miami Herald: An attack on Gov. Scott that doesn’t add up
Miami Herald: Charlie Crist courts Democrats at fundraiser

NORTH CAROLINA

Politico: GOP, Koch brothers find there’s nothing finer than Carolina

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee JS: Is the GOP-run state Legislature at war with Milwaukee?

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: Minnesota gay marriage deal has roots in gun debate
WaPo: A conversation with Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen on gay marriage

SOUTH DAKOTA

Hill: South Dakota Dems’ primary fears ease in race to replace Sen. Johnson

COLORADO

Denver Post: Recall season replaces legislative session in Colorado
Fox: Colorado Democratic lawmakers face recall efforts for votes on gun control

IOWA

WTimes: Rep. Steve King: Obama ‘lowering American values’

NEW YORK

Gail Collins: Is Yours More Corrupt Than Mine?

CALIFORNIA

NYT: The Mellowing of Maxine Waters

LOUISIANA

WTimes: Jindal’s New Hampshire speech sparks 2016 talk

ILLINOIS

WTimes: Letters to Jesse Jackson Jr. judge: Please see that he ‘pays dearly’








 



 

May 11, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: GOP Demands More Answers on IRS Targeting
WTimes: Congress vows to investigate IRS over conservative audits
WFPL: McConnell Demands White House Investigate IRS for Targeting Conservative Groups

WaPo: IRS admits targeting conservatives for tax scrutiny in 2012 election
LA Times: IRS admits to improperly targeting conservative groups
Hill: IRS admits targeting Tea Party
Human Events: The IRS just admitted that it targets dissidents
WaPo: ‘I’m not good at math’: The IRS’ public relations disaster
NatJ: IRS Mishap Gives Republicans Ammunition in Effort to Defund the Agency
WSJ: IRS Apologizes for Scrutiny of Conservative Groups
NYT: I.R.S. Apologizes to Conservative Groups Over Application Audits
Fox: Tea Party groups, Republicans slam IRS for flagging conservative groups
Politico: IRS under siege with no friends
WSJ: The IRS Targets Conservatives
WaPo: Editorial: Playing politics with tax records
Rush Limbaugh: IRS Apologizes for Targeting Conservative Groups During the 2012 Election
James Taranto: The New Nixon
Greg Sargent: Conservatives have themselves a real scandal on their hands
Jen Rubin: Now it’s the little people in Cincinnati?

Hill: GOP Sen. Inhofe: Obama could be impeached over Benghazi 'cover-up'
Fox: Benghazi memos reportedly revised 12 times, official 'concerned' they would hurt State
NYT: E-Mails About Benghazi Put White House on Defensive
WaPo: An alternative explanation for the Benghazi talking points: Bureaucratic knife fight
WaPo: Benghazi e-mails show clash between State Department, CIA
Hill: White House denies misleading public on Benghazi talking points
Hill: Kerry: Benghazi turning into ‘a pure, prolonged, political process’
Rush Limbaugh: Benghazi Story Escapes Conservative Media
Rush: What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It -- and Where Was He That Night?
Rush Limbaugh: Are Biden and Kerry Looking to Hurt Hillary?
Mark Steyn: The Benghazi Lie

WSJ: Van Hollen Sees Boehner Allowing Immigration Vote
Hill: Van Hollen predicts Boehner will be forced into vote on immigration reform

WSJ: Author of Heritage Immigration Report Quits
WaPo: Jason Richwine resigns from Heritage Foundation
Fox: Heritage Foundation official resigns amid controversy over immigrant claims
Hill: Immigration researcher quits Heritage after backlash to IQ paper
NYT: Author of Study on Immigrants’ I.Q. Leaves Heritage Foundation
Human Events: The Crucifixion of Jason Richwine
Rush L: Cabal of Leftists and RINOs Attempt to Destroy Heritage Scholar Jason Richwine

Fox: US Treasury reports $113B surplus in April
WSJ: U.S. Posts Biggest Monthly Surplus in 5 Years

WSJ: Fed Maps Exit From Stimulus

NYT: Postal Service Posts $1.9 Billion Loss in Second Quarter
WaPo: U.S. Postal Service posts $1.9 billion loss, despite efficiency efforts
Bloomberg: Postmaster Facing Choice of Flouting Laws to Stem Losses

WaPo: Obama fires opening salvo in health-care law campaign to enroll uninsured
WaPo: Budget request denied, Sebelius turns to health executives to finance Obamacare
NYT: Obama Makes New Pitch on Health Care Law
LA Times: Obama uses 2012 campaign tactics to sell healthcare law
Fox: Obama Seeks to Calm Jitters on his Health Law
Hill: Obama defends health law as Democrats fret over 2014 elections
WSJ: OpEd: Applying for ObamaCare—Still Not Simple

WaPo: State Dept. tells plastic gun creator to take blueprints off Web site

Politico: Democratic strategist: Party 'in decline'

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet



VIRGINIA

NatJ: Terry McAuliffe Struggles to Define Himself to Virginia Voters

WaPo: More ties between Va.’s McDonnells and Star Scientific revealed

IOWA

Des Moines Register: Paul offers prescription for curing GOP ailments
Politico: Rand Paul takes anti-Hillary Clinton Benghazi battle to Iowa

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hill: Poll shows Clinton leading Christie, Rubio in New Hampshire

NEW YORK

NYDN: Joe Lhota's mayoral campaign mailing features Rudy Giuliani, evokes 9/11 imagery

CALIFORNIA

SacBee: Maldonado spars with NAACP, Democrats over photograph

GEORGIA


Roll Call: Karen Handel Senate Run Likely in Georgia
Roll Call: Tom Price Declines Georgia Senate Bid
AJC: Another shoe drops: Tom Price declares himself out of Senate race

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: Where pension legislation stands
Chicago ST: Senate passes union-backed pension bill despite GOP opposition

KENTUCKY

WaPo: Democrats take aim at McConnell in 2014 but don’t yet have a candidate

NEW JERSEY

Politico: Chris Christie: ‘I’m a damn good Republican’

ARIZONA

Arizona Republic: Border-security provision in immigration bill defeated

ALASKA

Roll Call: Republicans Push American Indian Outreach With Murkowski












 



 

May 10, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Boehner Seeks Emails on Benghazi
WaPo: Boehner wants Obama to release internal e-mail on Libya attack
WTimes: Boehner sees proof of Benghazi cover-up in Obama administration emails
Fox: Boehner calls for release of Benghazi emails as pressure grows on administration
NYT: Benghazi Debate Focuses on Interpretation of Early E-Mail on Attackers
Exam: Witnesses: Obama administration blocked military protection for Benghazi mission
WTimes: State Department denies Benghazi retaliation
Fox: Sen. Graham challenges Joint Chiefs' Chairman on Benghazi testimony
WSJ: Let Benghazi's Chips Fall: The House should appoint a Select Committee
Hill: GOP lawmaker: Boehner 'complicit' if Benghazi panel blocked
Hill: Romney scrapped Benghazi ad in final weeks of campaign
NatJ: Why Benghazi is a Blow to Obama and Clinton
Peggy Noonan: The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi
Michael Gerson: Incompetence, not criminality, in Benghazi investigation
Jonah Goldberg: Bad Faith and Benghazi
NYT: Editorial: The Republicans’ Benghazi Obsession
Rush: Benghazi? Low-Info America is Watching Jodi Arias and the Cleveland Kidnapping

Hill: Immigration bill gains momentum
Hill: Senate panel vote signals Republican support for immigration reform
WTimes: Senate committee rejects border security before immigrant legalization
WSJ: GOP Puts Focus on Securing Borders
NYT: Senate Bipartisanship on Display, Briefly, as Committee Focuses on Border Security
Politico: Gang of Eight throws GOP a bone
WaPo: GOP senators’ assault shows tough path for immigration measure
NatJ: Immigration-Reform Advocates Sell Legislation in Judiciary Committee
Kim Strassel: Conservatives for Immigration Reform
Rush Limbaugh: Heritage Immigration Study Under Assault

WSJ: Falling Deficit Alters Debate
Martin Feldstein: The Federal Reserve's Policy Dead End
Paul Krugman: Bernanke, Blower of Bubbles?

Politico: Some in GOP antsy to start budget conference
LA Times: GOP may seek to tie debt ceiling deal to tax code changes

WSJ: House Approves Prioritizing Payments on Debt
NYT: House Vote on Debt Ceiling Gives Priority to Creditors
WaPo: House approves plan to pay creditors, Social Security if U.S. overshoots debt limit

Fox: Republican leaders boycott controversial ObamaCare board
Robert Samuelson: Why Obamacare is oversold

WSJ: EPA Nominee Hits Senate Roadblock
WaPo: Senators’ boycott blocks action to confirm EPA head
NYT: Senate Republicans Block Committee Vote on Obama’s Nominee to Lead E.P.A.
Politico: McCarthy's nomination in doubt, angering Democrats
NatJ: GOP Forces Gridlock Over Obama’s Nominees for EPA, Labor

Hill: Stabenow releases Senate farm bill draft

WaPo: Ways investors gain ‘political intelligence’ facing public scrutiny

Human Events: How the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ could tax your 401(k)

NYT: Lawmakers, at White House, Discuss Sex Abuse in Military

NYT: Bills Would Prevent Rise in Student Loan Rates

Charlie Cook: Virginia Is Much More Important Than South Carolina

Roll Call: Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits

Chicago ST: GOP fund-raiser: Right’s internal feud is destroying party’s chances in 2014



FLORIDA

Miami Herald: Charlie Crist, reversing course, comes out for gay marriage

VIRGINIA

WaPo: Editorial: Ken Cuccinelli’s economic magic with Virginia taxes
Examiner: Terry McAuliffe proposes more money for teachers, pre-K

MINNESOTA

Star Tribune: In historic vote, Minnesota House approves gay marriage bill 75-59
Fox: Key vote puts Minnesota in line to become 12th state to pass gay marriage

SOUTH DAKOTA

Roll Call: Will Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Run for Senate?

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Politico: Conservative group rushes to Ayotte's aid

NEW YORK

NYT: One-Year Prison Sentence for an Ex-State Senator Who Taped Her Colleagues
NY Post: Lady-bug pol gets jail

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Poll finds Garcetti, Greuel in dead heat

TEXAS

Daily Caller: Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students

NYT: In Texas Visit, Obama Points Spotlight on Manufacturing

OKLAHOMA

WTimes: Sen. Tom Coburn blasts Sen. Harry Reid: He’s ‘dishonest,’ ‘not truthful’
WTimes: Sen. Tom Coburn vows to keep up fight for expanded gun rights on federal lands

SOUTH CAROLINA

NatJ: Why Lindsey Graham Isn’t Afraid of a Conservative Challenger

GEORGIA


AJC: Kasim Reed rules out a 2016 run for U.S. Senate

Roll Call: Fourth Republican Enters Georgia House Race

ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune: State Senate passes pension reform bill

Hill: Ex-constituents ask judge to sentence Jesse Jackson Jr. to hard time

Chicago Tribune: Emanuel's push to curb crime gets split verdict in Chicago poll

KENTUCKY

Politico: Rand Paul the one-man band

Politico: Super PAC launches pro-McConnell ad

NEW JERSEY

Philly: Christie vetoes early voting bill, citing cost
NJ: Christie vetoes early voting bill, angering Democrats

MASSACHUSETTS

WaPo: Gabriel Gomez: GOP hope in Massachusetts
Politico: Is Gabriel Gomez the next Scott Brown?
NYT: Poll Shows Strong Lead for Democrat in Massachusetts Senate Race








 



 

May 9, 2013



NATIONAL

WSJ: Diplomat Airs Benghazi Attack Details
Hill: Whistle blown on Benghazi
WT: Diplomat on the ground tells Congress he was ‘stunned’ by Rice account of Benghazi
WaPo: At Benghazi hearing, State Dept. officials challenge administration review of attacks
Fox: Whistle-blower: Botched talking points hurt FBI probe of Benghazi attack
WaPo: Call from Clinton aide on attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya not ‘good news’
NYT: Diplomat Says Questions Over Benghazi Led to Demotion
Exam: Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims
Human Events: Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers
Exam: Witnesses: Obama administration blocked military protection for Benghazi mission
Examiner: Benghazi whistleblower answers Clinton: It did make a difference
WSJ: Pentagon Explains Use of Forces in Benghazi
NatJ: Benghazi: Incompetence, But No Cover-up
Rich Lowry: The Benghazi patsy
Dana Milbank: Whistleblower’s yarn fails to tie Benghazi lapses to politics
Charles Hurt: Benghazi shows Democrats at most desperate
Jed Babbin: Nobody Died in Watergate
National Review: The Benghazi Battle
Rush Limbaugh: Benghazi: How Do You Explain the Inexplicable?
Rush Limbaugh: We Live in an Upside-Down World: TV Networks Ignore Benghazi Hearings
Rush L: Congressman Elijah Cummings Sums Up Benghazi: "Death is a Part of Life"

WSJ: Heritage Foundation Immigration Author Under Fire
WSJ: Social Security: Immigration Overhaul Helps
WTimes: Senate bill actuary numbers show initial benefits of legalizing immigrants
Fox: Lawmakers split on impact of access to benefits for illegal immigrants in Senate bill
Ex: Rubio bashes Heritage amnesty study: 'The folks described in that report are my family'
Hill: Gay-rights issue may kill Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill
Hill: Technology firms jealously guard worker visas in Senate immigration bill
IBD: On Immigration, Pay Attention To Milton Friedman
LA Times: Immigration reform divides Republicans
Politico: GOP sharpens knives for immigration
NatJ: Immigration Law May Be Tough on the Poor
WaPo: Heritage Foundation is on the defensive over immgration report
NYT: Critic of Immigration Proposal Cited Lower I.Q. of Immigrants in Dissertation
David Brooks & Gail Collins: An Ethnic Map
Ann Coulter: Beware of Liberals Who Come In Evangelicals' Clothing
Rush Limbaugh: Senator Ted Cruz Proposes Limbaugh Amendment to the Immigration Bill

Politico: House GOP sees few options on debt
Politico: Fannie, Freddie profits may provide debt limit relief
NYT: Economists See Deficit Emphasis as Impeding Recovery
Dan Henninger: Meet Generation Jobbed

George Will: Obama’s false hopes for 2014 — and his legacy
Karl Rove: A President as Aloof Abroad as at Home

WTimes: Senate defeats expansion of gun rights

WaPo: Senate committee delays Perez confirmation hearing again
Politico: Perez confirmation vote delayed again

Fox: House set to OK bill to change overtime pay law

WTimes: GOP Leader Cantor: Time for another vote to repeal 'Obamacare'

WT: Justice Department hiring request fuels bias complaints; 44 civil rights lawyers sought

WSJ: OpEd: In Defense of Carbon Dioxide

WaPo: Congress turns attention to sexual assault in the military

James Taranto: Stop Being a Baby: Infanticide and the infantilization of women

WaPo: Census: Blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012
NYT: For First Time on Record, Black Voting Rate Outpaced Rate for Whites in 2012

NatJ: The Diminishing Returns of Big-Data Campaigning

NatJ: Inside The American Crossroads And Koch Post-Mortems

Roll Call: Senate Race Recruitment: Too Early to Fail?

Politico: DCCC unveils plan to boost top prospects in 2014




FLORIDA

Roll Call: Florida Republicans Seek the Next Marco Rubio

MICHIGAN

Fox: Michigan governor approves bill that clears way for wolf hunt

Detroit News: Detroit leaders brace for EM report on restructuring due to financial crisis

VIRGINIA

Politico: Poll: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe in dead heat in Virginia governor race
NatJ: Terry McAuliffe's Woman Problem
WaPo: Terry McAuliffe sought to create jobs with biofuel venture in Southside Va.

MISSOURI

Fox: Missouri lawmakers pass bill to nullify federal gun control laws

COLORADO

Denver Post: Colorado legislature gives final approval to historic marijuana bills

IOWA

DMR: Mark Jacobs, possible Senate candidate, hosts education reform forum

NEW YORK

WSJ: Corruption Cases Swell In New York Legislature
NY Post: NYC Senate sewer
Albany TU: FBI had eye on nine Democrats
NYT: For Officials on Tape, Legislator’s Invitation Was Ruse
Albany TU: Cuomo: Moreland Commission an option if legislators don’t act

WaPo: Why the ‘Mark Sanford=Anthony Weiner’ equation doesn’t add up

CALIFORNIA

LA Times: Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado criticizes Brown's prison policy
SacB: Abel Maldonado blasts Jerry Brown on prison realignment, touts initiative to repeal law

SOUTH CAROLINA

Politico: Lindsey Graham faces down primary challenge

NYT: Comeback Achieved, Sanford Takes Spotlight
WaPo: Did Nancy Pelosi cost Elizabeth Colbert Busch a victory?
NatJ: Mark Sanford's Sex Scandal Survival Guide
Hill: Sanford, ex-wife settle trespassing case following special election victory

GEORGIA


AJC: Michelle Nunn outperformed John Barrow in Dem poll
Politico: Dem poll: Michelle Nunn stronger than John Barrow

ILLINOIS

Chicago Trib: Emanuel's approval rating slips, particularly among African-American voters

KENTUCKY

Hill: McConnell borrows Obama tactics for 2014

NEW JERSEY

WaPo: Michelle Obama calls Chris Christie ‘terrific’

MASSACHUSETTS

Fox: Dem Stumble Puts Massachusetts Senate Seat in Play
Hill: Poll: Markey builds strong lead over Gomez in Mass. Senate race
Politico: Mass. polls: Ed Markey tops Gabriel Gomez












 



 

May 8, 2013



NATIONAL

NYT: Rubio Disputes Report on Immigration Bill Costs
TBT: Rubio sharply critical of Heritage study, offers parents as contribution of immigrants
Hill: Rubio: I’m not getting cold feet
Politico: Immigration battle: Marco Rubio vs. Jim DeMint
Politico: Democrats slam Heritage immigration report
WaPo: Senate immigration bill elicits a flood of amendments
LA Times: Republicans demand changes in Senate immigration bill
AP: Immigration bill confronts hundreds of amendments
Roll Call: Conservatives Expect Immigration Bill to Move Right
WTimes: Two-thirds of senators to vote on U.S.-Mexico border without having seen it
Byron York: For Sen. Mike Lee, amending immigration bill starts with throwing it out
Rush: The Idea That Amnesty Will Produce New Taxpayers and Wipe Out the Cost is Wrong

WSJ: Benghazi Attack Set for New Review
NYT: State Dept. Official to Testify on Benghazi Attacks
WTimes: Benghazi ‘talking points’ altered, White House and State Dept. officials say
Fox: Republicans look to show 'cover-up' as whistle-blowers give Benghazi testimony
Fox: Pentagon denies claims that help could have been sent during Benghazi attack
NatJ: What to Expect at Wednesday’s Benghazi Hearing
Hill: New Benghazi probe evidence puts spotlight back on Hillary Clinton
WaPo: Republican probe of Benghazi attacks turns to Hillary Clinton
Jen Rubin: Benghazi questions
Dick Morris: Benghazi: Beginning of end
Rush L: It's Simple: What the Left Believes Explains the Regime's Inaction on Benghazi

WSJ: Boehner Says He 'Probably' Won't Support Online Sales-Tax Bill

WaPo: As red ink recedes, pressure fades for budget deal
Dana Milbank: Child’s play with the budget as Democrats and Republicans battle

Hill: Republicans mull wish list on debt limit

NYT: U.S. Is Weighing Wide Overhaul of Wiretap Laws

NYT: New Head of C.I.A.’s Clandestine Service Is Picked, as Acting Chief Is Passed Over

WaPo: One hospital charges $8,000 — another, $38,000

WaPo: Lawmakers clash over Perez dealings at Justice Department
WSJ: The Perez Stonewall

NYT: Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm in Washington

James Taranto: Crunch Time

NatJ: Who's More Conservative, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul?



MICHIGAN

Detroit News: Democrats push ex-U.S. rep Schauer to run for governor

VIRGINIA

Politico: Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli books used against them

MISSOURI

Politico: Missouri lawmakers torpedo Medicaid expansion

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Politico: Kelly Ayotte says she backs gun checks

NEW YORK

NYT: For Democrats, Corruption Arrest Is One More Barrier to Control of the State Senate
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SOUTH CAROLINA



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GEORGIA


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LOUISIANA

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DELAWARE

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