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Examiner: Polls shows likely GOP senate takeover in 2014

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October 21, 2013


Politico: McConnell: Obama demanding $1 trillion 'ransom'
WSJ: Budget Discord Simmers Among Democrats
Time: McConnell: “There Will Not Be Another Government Shutdown”
WSJ: McConnell: Shutdown Bad Idea, Won’t Happen Again
Examiner: Ted Cruz won't rule out another government shutdown
NYT: Conflicting Signals From Senate G.O.P. on Another Shutdown
LA Times: Post-shutdown, Republicans remain divided on tactics over healthcare

WSJ: No Apologies From Cruz Amid GOP Rift
Hill: Cruz: No surrender
Hill: Cruz: 'I don’t work for the party bosses'
Daily Caller: Ted Cruz receives standing ovation at Texas return
SAS: Ted Cruz gets hero's welcome from Texas GOP women

Hill: Jeb Bush urges Cruz to show 'self-restraint'
Examiner: Jeb Bush: 'Self-restraint' needed in Republican fight to stop Obamacare
NY Post: Jeb Bush, Republican leaders blast Cruz
Examiner: Two generations of Bushes disagree about Ted Cruz
Guardian: McCain seeks united Republican front against Obamacare as Cruz fights on
Examiner: Comedian jokes about John McCain shooting Ted Cruz in a duel
Politico: Rubio backs McConnell

WSJ: RNC Suffers Rare Fundraising Defeat, Thanks to Shutdown
Fox: Republicans seem no closer to unity for 2014, beyond but confident about elections
Politico: Shutdown fuels GOP primaries

Chris Cillizza: Shutdown-showdown postmortem: What changed in Washington & what didn’t

WSJ: ‘Tech Surge’ Planned to Fix Obamacare Exchanges
NYT: Contractors See Weeks of Work on Health Site
WaPo:’s glitches prompt Obama to call in more computer experts
Politico: Dems caught in Obamacare uproar
Paul Krugman: Lousy Medicaid Arguments

Robert Samuelson: Let’s get rid of (the term) entitlements

WSJ: OpEd: How Washington Handcuffs Tax Reformers

WaPo: Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle

Forbes: Where Are The Boomers Headed? Not Back To The City


Miami Herald: Ex-aide to Miami Rep. Joe Garcia to head to jail in absentee-ballot case


Ponoco Record: Natural gas will fuel the heat in Pa. governor's race


Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio Medicaid expansion verdict draws near


NatJ: Upton's Energy Work Starts at Home

Detroit News: Gov lobbies for tax revenue shift

Detroit News: Mayoral candidates debate neighborhoods plans, Detroit EM


Richmond TD: Our choice for governor in 2013: none of the above
Fox: Richmond paper refuses to make endorsement in Va. governor's race
WaPo: How would McAuliffe, Cuccinelli govern Virginia
Reuters: Bill Clinton to campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe
WaPo: In bellwether district, Va. governor’s race stews in aftermath of federal shutdown


Milwaukee JS: Scott Walker signs fast-tracked $100 million property tax relief bill


NYDN: GOP doesn't pull punches about Lhota's campaign
Politico: Female aides steer Bill de Blasio’s campaign


LA Times: Brown emerges from bill signings with a strong political hand


WTimes: Visiting Israel again, Rick Perry insists GOP isn’t Cruz-ing for a bruising


NYDN: South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford’s Argentinian fiancée opens up about their affair


AJC: The GOP race for Senate: Angry Birds vs. an adult in the room?


Fox: In Louisiana race for House seat, two Republicans advance to November final


NYT: Senate Minority Leader Faces Dual Battles in G.O.P.


NYT: At 12:01, Same-Sex Couples in New Jersey Say ‘I Do’



October 20, 2013


NYT: Lobbyists Are Readying for a New Fight Over U.S. Spending
Hill: Wounded Boehner to pivot
NatJ: The Sequester Can Still Be Terrible
NatJ: Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They're Winning the Fiscal War
WSJ: Economic Impact of Shutdown Was Likely Small

WSJ: Administration: Nearly 500,000 Apply for Obamacare Insurance
Fox: Sources: 476,000 ObamaCare applications filed
Fox: ObamaCare site glitches run risk of turning off millenials
Ross Douthat: Obamacare, Failing Ahead of Schedule
Salena Zito: ObamaCare could go way of Prohibition

Ed Gillespie: To save the Republican Party, look to the states

WaPo: America's not in decline — it's on the rise

Hill: Cruz: Blame Senate GOP for ACA defeat
WTimes: Cruz: Hard to win with Senate Republicans ‘firing cannons’ at House
Pew: Tea Party’s Image Turns More Negative
NYT: Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in G.O.P.’s ‘Civil War’
Daily Beast: The Ted Cruz Armageddon Is Coming

Atlantic: Tea Partier Ted Cruz Forgot About His Caribbean Private Equity Firm

WSJ: Shutdown Boosted DNC Fundraising Haul in September

WSJ: Sunday Talk Preview: Budget Fallout, Cruz, Immigration


WTimes: Cuccinelli: Implementation of Obamacare a ‘national embarrassment’
Politico: Trailing, Ken Cuccinelli seeks to fire up base

Reuters: Hillary Clinton hits campaign trail, endorses McAuliffe in Virginia
Fox: Clinton hits campaign trail in Virginia for long-time Dem backer McAuliffe
WTimes: She’s back: Hillary Clinton re-enters political fray to endorse Terry McAuliffe


Roll Call: Riser, McAllister Advance to Runoff in Louisiana House Special Election
Fox: Louisiana voters at polls to pick House candidates, amid large field


NYT: A Governor’s Last Campaign: To Prove Health Law Works



October 19, 2013


WSJ: Fear of Deeper Defense Cuts Drives New Budget Talks
Hill: Conservatives fear ‘deluge’ of regulations in shutdown’s wake

WSJ: U.S. Debt Jumps to $17.076 Trillion
WTimes: U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion — tops $17 trillion for first time

WSJ: OpEd: How Washington Really Redistributes Income

Sen. Rand Paul: Another shutdown stickup
George Will: What Obama and the tea party have in common
Donald Trump: The Art of the Political Deal

WSJ: Health Law's Rocky Debut Puts Sebelius in Cross Hairs
Hill: Republicans hammer Sebelius as problems mount for ObamaCare site
WSJ: Sebelius on the Run: The HHS Secretary refuses to testify about ObamaCare's rollout
NYT: States Are Focus of Effort to Foil Health Care Law
James Taranto: America needs an accounting of the health-care debacle

NYT: Democrats Aim to Restore Immigration to the Agenda
WTimes: Immigration back on the front burner for Obama; raises eyebrows with DHS pick
Charles Blow: The President’s Pivot

WP: Afghan war’s approaching end throws legal status of Guantanamo detainees into doubt

WSJ: Former House Speaker Foley Dies
WaPo: Thomas S. Foley, former House speaker, dies at 84
NYT: Thomas Foley, House Speaker, Dies at 84; Democrat Urged Parties to Collaborate

WaPo: The Fix’s third-quarter fundraising winners and losers

WTimes: A call to arms: Emboldened tea party moves to finish off weak Republicans

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


WSJ: Florida Republican Bill Young Dies at 82
Reuters: Rep. Bill Young, longest serving Republican in U.S. Congress, dead at 82
Politico: Bill Young, longest-serving House Republican, dies


Hill: Ken Cuccinelli on ObamaCare rollout: 'National Embarrassment'
WaPo: Judge rejects Democratic challenge to Virginia voter purge
Politico: AP's Lewis suspended after McAuliffe flub
Rush Limbaugh: Great Anti-McAuliffe Ad Changes Minds


Examiner: Scott Walker calls for positive GOP message


LA Times: With Democrat far ahead, New York mayoral race turns nasty


NYT: California Sees Partisan Gridlock Ease in Governing


NYT: Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
Gail Collins: A Ted Cruz on Every Corner
Kathleen Parker: The crux of Ted Cruz
Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Didn't Make a Strategic Miscalculation
Hill: Authorities probe threat against Cruz


NatJ: Late to the Party: Mitch McConnell Did Not Come Early to Ending the Shutdown
Louisville CJ: Matt Bevin endorsement puts Mitch McConnell in far right's cross hairs
Hill: McConnell challenger nabs big endorsement
WaPo: Conservatives see McConnell’s shutdown deal-making as a betrayal, and an opening
Daily Beast: Mitch McConnell Is Now Tea Party Enemy No. 1
Roll Call: Cruz-Aligned Group Endorses McConnell Challenger


WSJ: New Jersey to Allow Same-Sex Weddings Pending Appeal
NYT: Same-Sex Marriages in New Jersey Can Begin, Court Rules


WaPo: Oregon will recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages


WaPo: Orrin Hatch vs. the Heritage Foundation


Politico: Mark Begich fills coffers ahead of tough race



October 18, 2013


WSJ: Deep Divide Lingers After Impasse Ends
NYT: Two Parties Start Work to Avoid Repeat Crisis
WaPo: President, Congress leave one crisis behind but face long road to budget deal
WSJ: Behind Debt Deal: Silence, Distrust and Hardball
NYT: Obama’s Edge Over G.O.P. Is Still Unclear After Victory in Standoff
WSJ: Unions Warn Lawmakers on Budget Cuts
NYT: From the Right, Despair, Anger and Disillusion
WTimes: Tea party determined, not chastened, after loss
WaPo: Analysis: Republicans reassess after shutdown debacle
NatJ: Handicappers: Shutdown Puts More Than 17 GOP Seats in Play
NatJ: Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They're Winning the Fiscal War

WaPo: Budget deal allows for January federal pay raise

WaPo: In a crisis, Republicans again turn to Mitch McConnell
National Review: McConnell’s Exit Interview
Hill: GOP’s McConnell promises no more shutdowns over ObamaCare

WSJ: Health Website Woes Widen as Insurers Get Wrong Data
Fox: House panel questions firms paid $$ for troubled ObamaCare website

Jim DeMint: We Won't Back Down on ObamaCare
Rush Limbaugh: Conservatives are Winning on Policy
Peggy Noonan: The Wisdom of 'Mr. Republican'
Michael Barone: Washington Is Partisan—Get Used to It
Kim Strassel: The failed Cruz-Lee-Heritage strategy may cost GOP the VA governor's race
Paul Krugman: The Damage Done
Charlie Cook: Conservatives, Get a Grip on Reality!

Fox: Obama to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Johnson to lead DHS
NYT: Former Pentagon Official to Be Chosen as Homeland Security Chief
NatJ: Meet Jeh Johnson: Drone Lawyer and Obama's Homeland Security Nominee

NatJ: Cruz Blocks Obama's Nominee to Chair FCC

WTimes: Immigration back on the front burner for Obama
Byron York: Written off for dead, immigration reform could still live on


Fox: Florida Rep. Young gravely ill, but still alive despite initial reports, office says


National Review: Detroit’s Race Without Race


WTimes: Cuccinelli certain he can prevail after a Virginia campaign filled with ‘lying’
NatJ: How to Win in Virginia as a Liberal Democrat
WaPo: Virginia election officials purging almost 40,000 voters
Politico: Terry McAuliffe up 8 points in poll


Milwaukee JS: Assembly easily passes Scott Walker's $100 million tax cut bill
WaPo: Wisconsin passed a $100 million tax cut in just four days


WaPo: Minn. feuds over online voter registration


National Review: The Effort to Unseat Castro


Roll Call: Tea Party Candidate Challenges Thad Cochran
AP: Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel running for US Senate in 2014


Fox: Poll shows Christie maintains big lead over Dem challenger Buono


Hot Air: Meanwhile, Susana Martinez is totally crushing it in New Mexico



October 17, 2013


WaPo: Federal shutdown ends as Senate, House vote to raise debt limit; Obama signs bill
WTimes: Shutdown over: House approves Senate budget deal; avoids debt default
Fox: Obama signs bill ending partial shutdown, raising debt ceiling
WSJ: Congress Passes Debt, Budget Deal
WSJ: After Shutdown, Focus Turns to Conference Committee
NYT: Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit
WaPo: Shutdown deal averts catastrophe but leaves economy in peril
WSJ: Was the Point Republicans Made in the Shutdown Worth the Price?
WSJ: House Conservatives Gird for Next Budget Battles
WTimes: GOP looks ahead to next fight: Sequesters
WaPo: House conservatives face up to their defeat
NYT: Hands Empty but Spirit Unbowed, House Republicans Take Stock
NYT: Editorial: The Republican Surrender
NYT: Losing a Lot to Get Little
WTimes: Incumbents could be in trouble in 2014
WSJ: Paul Ryan Breaks From GOP Leaders, Votes ‘No’
WSJ: Business Voices Frustration With GOP

WTimes: Stopgap bill approves $3 billion of pork spending
Examiner: Deal to avert default provides $3B for Kentucky dam; critics point to McConnell

Daily Caller: Budget deal includes $174K payout to widow of millionaire senator

WSJ: Federal Employees to Head Back to Work Thursday
Fox: Senate budget deal provides back pay for furloughed federal workers

Karl Rove: Republicans Walked Into Obama's Trap
Dan Henninger: Obama Romneyizes the Republicans

Rush Limbaugh: The Republican Party Embraces Irrelevance
Rush Limbaugh: GOP Seeks to Rid Itself of the Tea Party
Rush Limbaugh: In Your Heart You Know He's Right (Ted Cruz)

WSJ: Senate Leaders Reach Bipartisan Deal
Fox: Senate leaders announce tentative budget deal
NYT: Senate Paves Way to End Debt Impasse
WaPo: Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing
WTimes: Senate leaders announce agreement to end shutdown, raise debt

NYT: Sebelius Stands Firm Despite Calls to Resign

Ann Coulter: It depends on what the meaning of ‘settled law’ is

James Taranto: The Pro-Discrimination Left


Roll Call: Rand Paul Endorses in North Carolina Primary


CBS6: Mrs. McAuliffe campaigns with former first ladies; Cuccinelli stumps with SC gov.
Daily Caller: McAuliffe slams Cuccinelli as anti-abortion while pushing pro-life robocall
WaPo: As Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe would have to woo GOP, learn the ropes
WaPo: McAuliffe tax summary shows he made $9.5M in 2012; won’t release full return
NBC4: Libertarian Candidate's Impact on Virginia Governor's Race


NYT: De Blasio Lashes Out at Lhota Over a Television Ad


Roll Call: Challenger Knocks McConnell for Forging Senate Shutdown Deal


WSJ: Cory Booker Wins New Jersey Senate Seat
USA Today: Cory Booker Wins New Jersey Senate Seat
NYT: Booker, Winning Rocky Senate Bid, Gets a Job to Fit His Profile



October 16, 2013


Fox: House cancels vote on budget, focus turns to Senate
WSJ: House GOP Abandons Its Proposal
WSJ: Boehner Plea Runs into GOP Rebellion
WSJ: Republicans Insistent About Tweaking Health Law
WaPo: Senate leaders race to draft debt-limit bill after House effort collapses
WaPo: Boehner sees his control of House Republicans slip away
NYT: Debt Talks in Disarray as House Balks
NYT: With G.O.P. Badly Divided, Boehner Is Left ‘Herding Cats’
NYT: Signs Indicate That Obama’s Debt Ceiling Gamble May Be Paying Off
WTimes: House postpones vote on bill to reopen govt. and avoid default
WTimes: House GOP to push Obama, Biden into Obamacare
WTimes: House conservatives sabotage Boehner plan to end shutdown
WTimes: John Boehner finds himself both the object of fury and sympathy on Hill
NatJ: How the House GOP's fiscal plan fell apart
Politico: Markets expect a deal — they better get one
Politico: Senate GOP staffers post shutdown top 10
Human Events: Shutdown deal in sight?
WSJ: The Debt Denouement

Dick Morris: Take default off the table
William Galston: The Tea Party and the GOP Crackup
Byron York: House majority failure means best hope is weak Senate minority
Dana Milbank: Republicans are at a dead end
Kathleen Parker: A brave new centrist world
Rush L: Defeatist Beltway GOP Cannot See the Long-Term Benefits of an Honorable Fight
James Taranto: ObamaCare supporters go through the stages of grief

Bloomberg: EPA’s Greenhouse-Gas Rules Draw U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny
NYT: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to E.P.A. Rules on Gas Emissions

NYT: Justices Weigh Michigan Law and Race in College Admissions
WaPo: Supreme Court justices skeptical of affirmative-action arguments

NYT: Judge in Landmark Case Disavows Support for Voter ID

WaPo: Clinton racks up accolades as she weighs 2016 run


Fox: Michigan's gay marriage ban faces court challenge Wednesday


WaPo: ‘I behaved badly,’ says Rielle Hunter. Is it ever too late to apologize?


WSJ: September Haul: McAuliffe, $6.2 Million; Cuccinelli, $3.4 Million
Jen Rubin: Rubin: Ted Cruz Republicans are killing Cuccinelli
WaPo: McAuliffe is man in a hurry to try to get from fundraising background to gov spotlight


NYT: Panel to Investigate State Democratic Party
Albany TU: Moreland panel will move forward with subpoenas

NY Post: Lhota and de Blasio face off in testy debate

NYDN: Staten Island congressman denies 17-minute sex romp in Brooklyn wine bar


NYT: Ex-Mayor of San Diego Pleads Guilty to Charges of Sexual Harassment
Fox: Ex-San Diego Mayor Filner pleads guilty to felony false imprisonment, battery

NatJ: California's Big Fracking Mess


Politico: Rick Perry hits Barbara Boxer ‘offensive’ remarks


Daily Caller: Alabama governor charges black college with major fraud


Roll Call: Mississippi Tea Party Candidate to Announce Possible Cochran Primary Challenge


Roll Call: Mitch McConnell Outraised by Kentucky Democrat
Politico: Alison Lundergan Grimes outraises Mitch McConnell during quarter


WSJ: Booker's Lead Narrows at End of New Jersey Senate Race
NYT: Senate Election in New Jersey Is on Wednesday
Fox: Decision day in accelerated New Jersey Senate race
USA Today: N.J. Senate campaign also may be national referendum

Fox: Christie says tough talk would continue in 2nd term


Roll Call: Clark Wins Democratic Nod in Massachusetts Special Election



October 15, 2013


WSJ: Senate Leaders in Striking Distance of a Deal
NYT: Senators Near Fiscal Deal, but the House Is Uncertain
WaPo: Senate leaders within striking distance of deal to end shutdown, raise debt limit
WTimes: Clock is ticking: Senate works to end shutdown, raise debt limit
Hill: Senate leaders near deal to end shutdown, raise debt limit
Fox: Senate leaders scramble to craft budget deal, but will House GOP buy it?
Examiner: Conservative group likens emerging debt deal to 'Republican surrender'
Hill: Unions poised to win delay of ObamaCare tax in budget deal

WSJ: Three GOP Faces Who Are Outshining Their Party: Paul, Christie and Ryan

WaPo: The electoral ramifications of the shutdown are far from clear

James Taranto: Co-Op Country: A real estate metaphor for Washington
Michael Gerson: Conservatism meets Occupy Wall Street
Howard Kurtz: Nate Silver, the shutdown, and calling out the media’s coverage
Charlie Cook: Past Stalwarts of Congress Would Be Ashamed
David Limbaugh: Time for GOP to quit kicking the can down the road
Rush Limbaugh: Shutdown: Obama Wants to Inflict Pain


WTimes: ‘Future of affirmative action’ at stake in Michigan case
Detroit News: Supreme Court's Kennedy key to Michigan racial preference case


WaPo: Cuccinelli has drawn deep lines between what he believes is right and wrong


WTimes: Colo. governor asks gun-control groups to stay away from latest recall


Roll Call: Vulnerable New York Republican Tom Reed Raises $550K


WaPo: Why Mitch McConnell is more than meets the eye


WTimes: Sarah Palin to Cory Booker: ‘Don’t be measuring the drapes’ on Capitol Hill


Politico: Ann Coulter rips Liz Cheney, GOP ‘shysters’



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