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December 14, 2014



SENATE

WSJ Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, 56-40
NYT Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, Joining House
WaPo Senate approves $1.1 trillion spending bill
WTimes Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
WExam After day of drama, Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill for Obama's signature
Daily Caller Senate GOP Leaders Back Obama Amnesty, Oppose Cruz Vote
Hill Senate passes $1.1T funding bill
Hill What the $1.1 trillion spending bill contains
WSJ Senate Session Compels Lawmakers to Change Weekend Plans
NYT G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding
NYT Battle Over Spending Bill Exposes Democratic Rift
Hill Four senators skip weekend votes

WaPo Path cleared for confirmation of some Obama nominees
Hill Senate spends 9 hours in voting marathon



NatJ The Omnibus Is Done. Ted Cruz's Feud With GOP Leaders Rages On.
Politico Ted Cruz does it again
Hill Senate rebukes Cruz’s claims of unconstitutional immigration order
Hill Lawmakers unhappy with Cruz's strategy
Powerline Did Ted Cruz just pave the way for confirming a wave of Obama nominees?

WaPo In Washington, political dysfunction and grim outlooks are the new normal

NATIONAL

NYT Obama’s Immigration Move Benefits Democrats Where It Counts

WTimes Islamic State hands out rules for sex slaves in Iraq

PRESIDENTIAL




Politico Jeb Bush to release email trove from time in office
Fox Jeb Bush to release e-book, emails from tenure as Florida governor
NatJ Jeb Bush Sends 2016 Signals: Will Release E-Book, 250,000 Emails
Frani Bruni The Many Faces of Jeb

NYT G.O.P. Hopefuls Honing Attacks Against Hillary Clinton

WSJ MoveOn to Host ‘Draft Warren’ Rally in Iowa
Politico Elizabeth Warren is catching fire
WExam Will Elizabeth Warren create headaches for Hillary Clinton?
Michael Goodwin Elizabeth Warren poses a challenge to Hillary in 2016



MINNESOTA

Politico Is This the End of Michele Bachmann?

NEW YORK

NY Observer State Republican Party Dumping Manhattan GOP Chair: Sources








 



 

December 13, 2014



SENATE

NYT Senate Set to Approve $1.1 Trillion in Spending
WaPo Senate moves forward on $1.1 trillion spending bill as deadline is pushed back
WExam House gives Senate until Dec. 17 to pass spending measure
Fox House buys Senate some time on budget bill; approves second stopgap measure
WaPo Senate now has Wednesday deadline to consider $1.1 trillion spending bill
NatJ Senate Fails to Finish Spending Bill
Hill Senate to hold weekend votes
WExam Reid urges Senate to pass spending bill, despite objections
WSJ Senate Leaders Press for Quick Passage of Spending Bill
WSJ Obama Urges Senate Support for ‘Compromise’ Spending Bill
NYT Obama’s Pleas Foreshadow Tense Relationship With a New Congress
NYT Struggle Over Government Funding Points to the Decline of Compromise
WSJ Spending Vote Offers a Glimpse of the Future Dynamic in Washington
WExam Shutdown gambit shows Warren's influence
NBC Washington Speak: What Is the 'Cromnibus'?
NYT From Contribution Limits to the Sage Grouse: What Is in the Spending Bill?
WExam Cromnibus bursts at the seams with special-interest goodies
Hill Cruz: Let’s not play Santa to K Street
Politico The president, the panic, and the cromnibus

WTimes Senate passes defense policy bill, sends to president
Politico Massive defense policy bill sent to president

Hill Nominees at issue as senators try to wrap up 113th Congress
Hill GOP hits the brakes on Obama nominees

WSJ Brown to Be Top Democrat on Senate Banking Panel
WExam Wall Street critic Brown to be top Democrat on banking panel

WSJ Patty Murray to Become Top Democrat on HELP Committee

HOUSE


WaPo Issa subpoenas MIT economist Jonathan Gruber for Obamacare documents
Fox Issa follows up Gruber grilling with subpoenas

NATIONAL

WaPo Justice Department won’t compel Times reporter Risen to reveal source in leak case

Allysia Finley Behind the GOP Statehouse Juggernaut
WaPo Even amid recovery, state budgets bleed red ink

WSJ Fed’s Kocherlakota Won’t Seek Reappointment in 2016
WExam Federal Reserve's top advocate for loose money to step down

WSJ Quickie Gifts to Big Labor

PRESIDENTIAL




WaPo Jeb Bush sending signals that he may be getting ready for 2016 presidential run
NYT In New Election, Jeb Bush Stakes Out the Middle Ground
NYT Jeb Bush Keeps Eye on Center of 2016 Fray

WaPo The public is more interested in Mitt Romney’s 2016 prospects than the media

WaPo Hillary Clinton decided to postpone her presidential announcement. Want to reconsider?
WSJ Ex-Obama Campaign Staff Join ‘Ready for Warren’
Boston Globe In losing Wall Street battle, Warren may gain party clout



VIRGINIA

WaPo Early federal sentencing recommendation for McDonnell: At least 10 years in prison
Fox Judge expands sentencing memo for former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

WaPo GOP claims that Va.’s car-tax relief is in danger are wrong, McAuliffe’s office says

WISCONSIN

Roll Call Wisconsin Democrat: Russ Feingold Would Clear Primary
















 



 

December 12, 2014



HOUSE

WSJ House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Ahead of Midnight Deadline
WaPo House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
NYT House Narrowly Passes Bill to Avoid Shutdown; $1.1 Trillion in Spending
Fox House narrowly approves spending bill, legislation heads to Senate
Hill Congress averts government shutdown

Politico Conservatives rage against the machine
Politico Tea party fumes over campaign finance plan
Hill House approves $1.1T bill to fund government despite Dem uprising

WaPo Ethics panel finds two House members guilty, two in the clear

SENATE

Hill Dem chairwoman begins Senate debate on omnibus

WSJ Spending Bill Backlash Cements Warren’s Role as Voice of Liberals
NatJ Elizabeth Warren: The GOP's New Favorite Foil

NATIONAL

WSJ CIA Chief Agrees Some Methods Were ‘Abhorrent,’ but Defends Agency
NYT C.I.A. Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture
WExam George H.W. Bush cheers CIA, thanks 'finest people serving in government'
Charles Krauthammer A travesty of a report
Rush Limbaugh Dick Cheney and Obama's CIA Director Agree: DiFi's Report is Full of Crap

WSJ Medicare Overbilling Probes Run Into Political Pressure

WSJ Fannie, Freddie to Begin Payments to Affordable Housing Funds

Michael Gerson Jonathan Gruber reveals the arrogance of liberals

Roll Call Club for Growth President Steps Down

PRESIDENTIAL


Politico Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run

Allysia Finley Chris Christie’s Pension Mess

WaPo Mike Pence lays out vision for a presidential campaign. But will he be a candidate?

WTimes Ben Carson to visit Israel in possible precursor to 2016 White House bid

WExam Santorum 2016 on but few journos care



MICHIGAN

Detroit News MI Senate OKs tightening of Web sales tax collection

NEW YORK

Albany TU As time for special session wanes, Cuomo says he wants ethics, finance reforms

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe Charlie Baker, makeover artist
































 



 

December 11, 2014



HOUSE

WSJ Democrats Balk Over Dodd-Frank Push in Spending Bill
WSJ House Moves to Combine Pension Measure With Spending Bill
WSJ U.S. Spending Deal Raises Donors’ Limits for Party Committees
WSJ U.S. Spending Deal Would Extend Moratorium on Internet Access Taxes
WSJ What’s Encouraging About the Omnibus Spending Bill
WSJ Politics Counts: Shutdown’s Political Damage May Be Overrated
WSJ The Power of the Purse
NYT Spending Bill Hits Snags, but Congress Thinks It Can Avoid Shutdown
WaPo Warren leads liberal Democrats’ rebellion over provisions in $1 trillion spending bill
WaPo What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to
WaPo Party fundraising provision, crafted in secret, could shift money flow in politics
WaPo Analysis: Spending bill’s IRS cuts could harm tax enforcement
WTimes Leadership courts centrist support for $1.1T spending bill as shutdown looms
Fox Spending bill hits hurdle as Pelosi demands changes, conservatives peel off
NatJ Opposition to Omnibus Bill Is Building
Politico Mammoth spending bill poised for passage
Hill Government shutdown would not stop Obama on immigration
Hill House moves toward passing funding bill to avoid shutdown
Hill Warren, left fume over deal
Rush Limbaugh WSJ: Shutdown Not Catastrophe for GOP

NYT Benghazi Panel Leader Defends Inquiry

SENATE

WSJ Senate Clears Law-Enforcement Death-Reporting Legislation

WSJ McCain vs. Paul: The War Over War

WSJ Senate Democrats and 9/11 Amnesia

Dana Milbank The taming of Ted Cruz

WExam Can Republicans sustain gains in 2016?

Rush Limbaugh What's Torture to Me

NATIONAL

Ann Coulter The College Rape Club

Hill Women flood ranks of GOP

COURT

NYT Supreme Court Rules Against Worker Pay for Screenings in Amazon Warehouse Case

PRESIDENTIAL


WExam Jeb Bush tops Florida 2016 poll, only one to beat Hillary Clinton

Politico Rick Snyder, eyeing 2016, to take Detroit success story on the road

Karl Rove Why Does Hillary Want To Be President, Anyway?

NYT Torture Report Puts Presidential Hopefuls in Quiet Mode

WaPo Why Elizabeth Warren is liberals’ dream 2016 candidate, in 49 seconds

WaPo How political parties ‘clear the field’ in primaries



MICHIGAN

Detroit News Senate passes pilot plan for welfare drug tests

NEW YORK

NYT Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says












 



 

December 10, 2014



HOUSE

WSJ U.S. Lawmakers Agree on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
NYT Congressional Leaders Reach Deal on Spending
WaPo Deal reached on $1.01 trillion spending bill
Hill Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown
WExam House introduces spending legislation, plans Thursday vote
Fox House leaders strike tentative budget deal in bid to avert partial shutdown
WSJ ‘Cromnibus’ Highlights: IRS Cuts; No Raise for Biden; Break on School Lunches
WaPo What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to
Politico Budget bill shows GOP's new muscle

WSJ Gruber Apologizes Before House Committee
NYT Jonathan Gruber of M.I.T. Regrets ‘Arrogance’ on Health Law
WaPo Jonathan Gruber: ‘I am embarrassed, and I am sorry’
Fox Gruber apologizes for ‘mean and insulting’ ObamaCare comments
Roll Call Gruber Apologizes for ‘Glib, Thoughtless, Insulting’ Remarks
WSJ Forrest Gump, Ph.D.

WSJ U.S. House Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on Pension Legislation

WSJ U.S. House Passes Legislation to Help Relieve Effects of California’s Drought

SENATE

WSJ Senate Report Calls CIA Interrogation Tactics Ineffective
Courier-Journal McConnell blasts airing of CIA torture report
HChron Cornyn blasts release of report on CIA interrogation methods
NYT After Senate Report’s Release, Political Divide About C.I.A. Torture Remains
WaPo Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty
WSJ Main Takeaways From the Senate CIA Report

WSJ Senate Confirms Obama Nominees

NYT Reid, in Diminished Role, Vows Fight With G.O.P.

Hill What will Cruz do?

WExam Democrats lost the South through culture war and elitism

Dick Morris Return of the Reagan Dem

NATIONAL

WTimes Obama amnesty sparks GOP campaign to lure independents, disgruntled Dems

WSJ Hedge Fund Founder Steve Cohen Gave Big to Boost Republican Governors

Fox Montana governor to lead Democrats' campaign arm

PRESIDENTIAL


WSJ Jeb Bush’s Five Policy Areas That Washington Should Focus On

WaPo Rick Perry, hungry for redemption, says he’s a ‘substantially different’ candidate

WaPo Rick Santorum is running for president again — and says this time will be different

WExam Biden to decide on presidential campaign in spring or summer



LOUISIANA

Roll Call Congressman ‘Very Interested’ in David Vitter’s Senate Seat

MICHIGAN

Detroit News Levin coming full circle as Senate career winds down

ILLINOIS

WSJ Welcome to Illinois, the Deadbeat State








 



 

December 9, 2014



HOUSE

WaPo Massive spending bill hits snag in Congress as deadline draws near
Politico Don't call it a shutdown
Hill Leaders race to set up votes on trillion-dollar spending bill
Fox House GOP leaders to unveil spending bill, may look to Pelosi for help
Hill GOP lawmaker: Ted Cruz doesn't have votes to derail spending bill
NYT G.O.P. Extracts Price for Averting Shutdown
Rush Limbaugh Republicans Hide Behind Shutdown Polls as Excuse Not to Stop Obama

NYT The Battle Over Douglas Elmendorf — and the Inability to See Good News

SENATE

WSJ Senate Expected to Renew Temporary Tax Breaks for 2014

Hill Senate confirms numerous nominations
WExam Senate ensures NLRB keeps Democratic majority
WSJ Senate Democrats Trying to Confirm Surgeon General Before Year’s End
NYT Vote on Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General Nominee, May Be Near

WExam McConnell appoints new Senate secretary

Politico Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare gambit

Hill Republicans clash on reversing nuclear option in Senate

WSJ ObamaCare’s Casualty List
WaPo The meaning of Mary Landrieu’s loss, by the numbers

Stu Rothenberg Mary Landrieu’s Loss and the End of Ticket Splitting

Charlie Cook Politicians Can't Ignore Their Opponents' Perspective

Jason Riley McConnell’s Challenge

NATIONAL

WSJ Fed Aims to Signal Shift on Low Rates

Daily Beast Obama Deportations Fall to Lowest Level
WSJ U.S. Deportations in Fiscal 2014 Lowest Since Obama Took Office

NYT Obama Administration and G.O.P. Clash Over Torture Report
Fox 'Unconscionable': Top Republicans lash out ahead of release of CIA report
Hill Embassies brace for violence with release of CIA report
NatJ On the Torture Report, Obama Can't Win
George Will Releasing the Feinstein report would be an act of exceptional recklessness
Rush Limbaugh Democrats Use Torture Report to Embolden America's Enemies

Daily Caller Reince Priebus Announces He Will Run For Re-Election

PRESIDENTIAL


NYT G.O.P. Donors Seek to Anoint a 2016 Nominee Early
WaPo A crowded GOP field for 2016 encounters donors reluctant to commit early
Hill Will GOP donors clear field for Romney, Bush or Christie?

WTimes Jeb Bush lays groundwork for 2016 White House run as self-imposed deadline nears

WExam Mitch McConnell would endorse Rand Paul for president

Politico The secret GOP tech summit to plot 2016

WSJ Democratic Group Releases 2016 Opposition Research in 2014
NatJ How American Bridge Plans to Troll the 2016 Republican Field

WSJ Poll: Clinton Leads GOP Rivals – but Voters Don’t Know Them Yet
Politico Big Labor eyes Hillary warily
WSJ Hillary Clinton’s March Speech Raises Timing Questions
Bret Stephens Hillary Clinton’s Empathy Deficit

NYT MoveOn.org Looks to Nudge Elizabeth Warren Into 2016 Presidential Race
Politico Can the Left Launch Its Own Tea Party?

Michael Barone Don’t look for much emphasis on abortion in the 2016 campaign



MISSOURI

NYT Attorney General of Missouri Denies Doing Favors for Lobbyists

KANSAS

WExam Yes, Dems did funnel money to 'independent' in Kansas Senate race

NEW YORK

NYT Eyeing a Raise, Albany Lawmakers Are Negotiating Reforms With Cuomo

NYT New York Attorney General Seeks Powers to Investigate Killings by the Police

CALIFORNIA

WSJ California’s Water Blockage

GEORGIA


Roll Call What’s Next for Michelle Nunn?

LOUISIANA

NatJ Why Would Anyone Sign Up to Be the Next Mary Landrieu?

MARYLAND

WTimes Larry Hogan vows fight against Martin O’Malley anti-farm regulations

VERMONT

Fox Republican runner-up won’t concede Vermont governor race
NYT Vermont: Governor’s Race Is Going to Legislature Without a Concession












 



 

December 8, 2014



HOUSE

Politico Massive funding bill kicks off 113th Congress’ final chapter
Hill Watchdogs brace for surprises in massive $1.014T spending bill
NatJ The Final Goal of the 113th Congress: Keep the Government Open
Daily Caller Boehner’s Budget Cram-Down Imposes Risks On GOP Reps

Fox Republicans match post-WWII record after holding two La. House seats

NatJ Time for a Democratic Reboot? The Party's House Campaign Chair Doesn't Think So

SENATE


WSJ Cruz’s Power to Disrupt Faces a Fresh Test

WSJ Republican Victory in Senate Sets Stage for Antiabortion Push in 2015

WSJ GOP Adds Veteran Legislator Bill Cassidy to Senate Tally

NATIONAL

WSJ ObamaCare’s Threat to Private Practice

WaPo Why Congress can’t stop a federal hiring blitz tied to Obama’s immigration actions
NatJ Will Immigration Plan's Launch Repeat Obamacare's Mistakes?
Hill Limbaugh: GOP too timid on immigration

WaPo Fossil-fuel lobbyists, bolstered by GOP wins, work to curb environmental rules

WTimes GOP to lash out at Obama at Ash Carter’s confirmation hearings

NYT For Obama, a Go-It-Alone Push Fits the Times
WaPo How to reduce partisan gridlock
Fox With new majorities, GOP prepares for veto showdowns with Obama

Fox Ebola czar Klain to return to private sector in March

COURT


WTimes Obama amnesty in jeopardy with Bush judicial appointee hearing states’ challenge
Hill GOP governor-elect: Obama lawsuit about abuse of power

Hill GOP pins hopes of dismantling ObamaCare on the courts

PRESIDENTIAL

WaPo Who’s most likely to end up as Republicans’ nominee in 2016 presidential race
WExam Waiting for 2016
Hill For 2016, who will jump in first?

WSJ Traffic Clears for Christie
WExam New York Times editor suggests Christie destroyed evidence in Bridgegate

Hill Jeb thinking about family for run, W says

WTimes RNC cap on 2016 debates could give rise to ‘new round of sideshows’

Fox Will GOP's control of the South play significant role in 2016 races?

NatJ Conservatives Build 7 Million-Strong 'Digital Army' to Push GOP Rightward in 2016
Politico The Kochs eclipse the RNC

Hill 2016 rivals woo Silicon Valley

NatJ Clinton Will Need to Win Over the Black Voters That Landrieu Couldn't



NEW YORK

NYT After Ethics Panel’s Shutdown, Loopholes Live On in Albany

CALIFORNIA

Politico Up-and-comers are already jockeying ahead of Boxer's possible retirement

LOUISIANA

WaPo Mary Landrieu’s seat will be held by a Republican for the first time in 132 years
Fox Cassidy says victory is 'exclamation mark' on Americans' dissatisfaction with Obama


 



 

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