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January 14, 2014


WSJ House, Senate Negotiators Seal $1 Trillion Spending Deal
NYT Negotiators in House and Senate Agree on Spending Bill
WaPo Lawmakers unveil massive $1.1 trillion spending bill in bipartisan compromise
WaPo The winners and losers of the new spending bill
House Appropriations Committee Rogers: Omnibus Bill Summary

Fox Administration lags on attracting young people to ObamaCare, stats show
WSJ Over Half in New Insurance Exchanges Are 45 or Older
NYT Older Pool of Health Care Enrollees Stirs Fears on Costs
WaPo Young adults make up almost one-quarter of sign-ups in health-insurance exchanges
James Taranto All Your Health Are Belong to Us

WSJ Criminal Charges Not Expected in IRS Probe
NYT Charges Seen as Unlikely in Scrutiny by the I.R.S.

WaPo Senate confirms Obama’s final pick to serve on key federal court
Chicago Tribune Senate confirms previously blocked Obama judicial nominee
LA Times Senate confirms Obama pick Robert Wilkins to D.C. Circuit Court

Hill Reid delays unemployment vote

NYT Justices Voice Doubts on Obama Recess Appointments
WSJ Supreme Court Likely to Rein In President's Recess Appointments Power
WSJ Supreme Court Could Force NLRB to Revisit Hundreds of Rulings

WTimes Fed up tea party & conservative critics attack Boehner over 'ideologically bankrupt' GOP

Rush Limbaugh Shock and Dismay on the Left: Rush Limbaugh More Admired Than Mrs. Clinton


WSJ Two New Jersey Legislative Panels to Probe Christie Bridge Scandal
LA Times New polls show slight damage to Christie from bridge scandal
WSJ Records Show Christie Administration Canceled Meetings After Jersey City Mayor Didn't Endorse
Michael Gerson After the bridge scandal, a test for Chris Christie
Charlie Cook Is Getting Christie's Last Pound of Flesh the Best Use of State Resources?
Rush Limbaugh Christie Saga Makes Clear Republicans Still Don't Know What They're Up Against
Rush Limbaugh Why Conservatives Won’t Defend Christie the Way We Defended Clarence Thomas


WaPo Race in purple Central Florida House district a bellwether
Roll Call The Race Democrats Can’t Afford to Lose
Politico Alex Sink rises to top in Florida special election


Politico Ed Gillespie’s steep slog to the Senate
Hill Democrats predict Gillespie will face Tea Party problems


NYT F.B.I. Arrests Fund-Raiser for Congressman

NYT Assemblyman From the South Bronx Is Convicted on Bribery and Extortion Charges
Albany TU Eric Stevenson guilty in bribery case, booted from Assembly


WSJ Pelosi Ally George Miller to Leave Congress



January 13, 2014


AP Court weighs president's recess appointments power
Examiner Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's disputed NLRB appointments

Salena Zito Cyclical Politics Could Lift GOP

NYT Christie’s Potential 2016 Rivals Tread Carefully

Hill For House GOP, a primary problem

Ari Fleischer How to Fight Income Inequality: Get Married


Fox ‘Impeachment’? Dems escalate NJ bridge probe, while some defend Christie
WSJ New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Aides Pressed Hard for Endorsements
NYT Adding to Christie’s Troubles, a Rift With a Former Mentor Widens
WaPo Chris Christie has problems, but he’s still atop the 2016 GOP presidential field. For now.


Naples News Gov. Rick Scott: GOP doing 'the right thing' in Florida


NYT A Cheerleader for Others, Virginia Governor Stands on His Own


WSJ Wisconsin Political Speech Victory


NYT Twinned Cities Now Following Different Paths


NYT Texas Vote-Buying Case Casts Glare on Tradition of Election Day Goads


Breitbart Arizona's Maricopa County Republicans Censure John McCain for Abandoning Values



January 11-12, 2014


WSJ With Budget Deadline Looming, Stopgap Bill Is Likely
Hill Congress to vote on three-day stopgap to prevent shutdown

Rush Limbaugh Stunning: 92 Million Americans Not Working
Rush Limbaugh Joblessness and the War on Men

WaPo Obama to end contract with CGI Federal, company behind

Hill Hoyer says House Democrats are ready to swallow $9 billion in food stamp cuts

Hill Reid backs down in unemployment fight

Fox Does McIntyre retirement signal eventual extinction of conservative Dems in Congress?
NYT A National Strategy Funds State Political Monopolies

Dan Balz Christie’s bridge scandal and the muddled search for a GOP nominee
NatJ Two States That Should Have Republicans Worried About 2016

Jen Rubin Does Hillary Clinton have a Mitt Romney problem?

Politico Sunday talk show tip sheet


WaPo New documents show extensive N.J. coverup
Hill Emails suggest safety warnings about closed bridge lanes ignored
Hill New Jersey Port Authority head said lane closures were illegal
Rush Limbaugh Chris Christie Dealt Himself Fatal Blow When He Walked Arm-in-Arm with Obama


NatJ Chris Christie Expected in Florida to Campaign for Rick Scott

Hill Polls show Jolly leading GOP race for Young seat


Fox Terry McAuliffe sworn in as Va.'s 72nd governor
WTimes Gov. McAuliffe emphasizes ‘progress over ideology’ at inauguration
WaPo Full of surprises: A gubernatorial Terry McAuliffe has already won over some skeptics


Hill Walker is mum on Christie scandal


Politico Donald Trump wants ‘unified party’ before bid



January 10, 2014


Examiner John Boehner and GOP plan to focus on jobs

WSJ Ryan Calls for Expansive Overhaul of U.S. Poverty Programs
Michael Gerson New tactics for a renewed War on Poverty

Hill Unemployment talks stall in Senate
WSJ Democratic Move on Aid for Long-Term Unemployed Draws GOP Fire
Fox US unemployment benefits extension hits snag in Senate
NatJ Unemployment Deal Falls Flat, Putting Senate Back in Irons
Examiner Talks to extend unemployment benefits break down amid partisan bickering in Senate

Exam Revived House immigration reform to focus on boosting security, increasing foreign workers

NYT After Apparent Food Stamp Deal, Dairy Rift Moves to Fore in Farm Bill Talks
Politico Farm bill in trouble

WaPo Obama political donor leading Justice Department’s IRS investigation
Examiner Obama donor leading Justice probe into IRS targeting
WTimes FBI, dragging feet on IRS probe, finally contacts tea party groups

NYT Reid’s Uncompromising Power Play in Senate Rankles Republicans
Kim Strassel Harry Reid's Senate Shutdown

NYT Half of Congress Members Are Millionaires, Report Says

David Brooks Movement on the Right

Charlie Cook The Parties Have Already Devised Their Midterm Messages


WSJ Chris Christie Moves to Contain Fallout From Bridge Scandal
NYT ‘Very Sad’ Chris Christie Extends Apology in Bridge Scandal
WTimes Christie fires aides, apologizes for traffic jam in scramble to salvage his reputation
WSJ Bridge Furor Clouds Future of Leading GOP Light
Fox Christie aims to repair public trust, image after scandal
WaPo Firing of Stepien deprives Christie of a key counselor
NY Post Meet fired Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly
WSJ Justice Department Opens Inquiry Into N.J. Bridge Scandal
Daily Caller Democratic US attorney probing Christie fundraised for Hillary Clinton
WSJ Polls Showed Christie as GOP Front-Runner for 2016
Hill Christie jam opens lane for other 2016 hopefuls
Hill Paul digs at Gov. Christie: ‘I know how angry I am when I’m in traffic’
WaPo How damaged is Chris Christie? Here’s who will tell you
Roll Call Christie Could Face Heat on the Hill in Weeks Ahead
WaPo Editorial: New Jersey’s bridge scandal has consequences for U.S. politics
WSJ Christie and the IRS: Contrast the Governor's contrition with Obama's lack thereof
Peggy Noonan How Christie Ended Up in This Jam
Ed Rogers Trouble for Christie is just getting started
Dan Balz How damaged is Chris Christie?
Rush Limbaugh Obama, Christie and Big Government Punishment of the American People


NYT Gillespie, Former Republican Chairman, Readies to Run for Senate in Virginia
Roll Call Report: Ed Gillespie to Challenge Mark Warner
Hill Gillespie will challenge Warner, hire Obenshain campaign manager


Daily Caller Is Scott Walker next?


Hill Franken's opponent raises $780K

Politico Michele Bachmann links poverty, family ‘decay’


NYT Among Cuomo’s Proposals, a Tax Break for Renters
Buffalo News GOP leaders will try to ‘draft Trump’ at meeting


WSJ California Gov. Jerry Brown Builds Legacy
NYT With Surplus in Hand, California Eyes Debt


WTimes Cornyn's record out of step with Texas conservatives


WTimes Sen. Tom Coburn says cancer scare could cut short his political career


IndyStar Indiana lawmakers pick up fight over same-sex marriage ban
Evansville CP Indiana House Republican files marriage ban amendment
NYT Measure Seeks to Put Gay-Marriage Ban in Constitution


Roll Call Lamar Alexander Launches First TV Ad


Roll Call Raccoon: The Meal of Political Champions in Arkansas


Roll Call Alaska Super PAC Hits Begich in 3 Radio Ads
Hill Begich misses jobless vote for speech in Hawaii



January 9, 2014


Karl Rove ObamaCare's Rude Awakening for the Young

NYT Republicans Move to Claim Poverty-Fighting Mantle
WSJ Robert Rector: How the War on Poverty Was Lost

WSJ Senate Struggles Over Jobless-Benefits Extension

WTimes Feds pick Obama supporter to lead probe of IRS tea party targeting

Roll Call Longtime Dems McIntyre, McCarthy to Retire

Ann Coulter Could We Get Some Immigrants Who Can Take A Poll?


WSJ Sen. Rubio Proposes Consolidating Poverty Funding
WaPo Rubio: War on Poverty has been lost


Daily Caller Scott Brown throws punches in New Hampshire Senate race


WSJ Cuomo Addresses the State of Speechwriting


NYT Top Christie Staff Sought to Disrupt Traffic as Revenge
WSJ Christie Aide: 'Time for Some Traffic Problems'
Fox Christie denies involvement in controversial lane closures, says was 'misled'
NYDN Christie says he is 'outraged' by 'unacceptable' George Washington Bridge lane closures
Rush Limbaugh Media Gloms On to Christie Traffic Story


WSJ Utah Won't Recognize Gay Marriages During Appeal


Fox Alaska group takes steps to legalize marijuana



January 8, 2014


WSJ Jobless-Aid Bill Advances in the Senate
NYT Vote in Senate Starts Talks on Extending Unemployment Benefits
WTimes Senate OKs unemployment extension, but House GOP wants to know who’s paying

WTimes Gates says Obama, Clinton played politics with Iraq war
WaPo Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’
NYT Bipartisan Critic Turns His Gaze Toward Obama

WTimes Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Hill Economy will save their majority, say Senate Democrats
Rush Limbaugh Obama Fiddles While the Economy Burns

WSJ Bloomberg Puts Up Cash for Democratic Senators

Examiner Ex-House members seeking comebacks in 2014

Dick Morris Compromise GOP can accept


WSJ Rep. Radel Gets His First GOP Challenger
Roll Call Republicans Gear Up to Challenge Trey Radel in Primary

Hill Drama roils race to replace Rep. Bill Young


WaPo Session Preview: Pennsylvania GOP looks to close a deficit in an election year


WaPo Session Preview: Ohio could tackle economic, gun and election policies


Hill Step one for Gillespie: Unite Virginia’s GOP

WSJ Majority Leader Cantor Gets a Primary Challenger


WaPo Session Preview: Missouri aims to cut taxes


Roll Call Democrats, GOP Lament Benches for Competitive Open Seat in Iowa


Politico Ad targets Scott Brown in N.H.
Politico Jeanne Shaheen polls on possible Scott Brown run


Fox Vermont plots course for single-payer health care system


WaPo Will domestic assault conviction help Sen. Susan Collins’s primary challenger?
Huff Post Collins Challenger Says His Wife-Beating Conviction Proves 'Guts & Integrity'


Albany TU Astorino: 50-50 on running for gov, won’t go to war with Skelos, Kolb


Daily Caller Former NRSC communications director takes a shot at Steve Stockman


Human Events Federal judge strikes down Chicago gun ban


WSJ Rand Paul's Snowden Apologia


Politico Chris Christie signs, lauds N.J. DREAM Act



January 7, 2014


WaPo Income gap takes shape as central issue for both parties ahead of 2014 midterms
NYT Faulty Websites Confront Needy in Search of Aid

WSJ Yellen Confirmed as Fed Chief
NYT Yellen Wins Backing of Senators to Lead Fed
WaPo Janet Yellen confirmed as Federal Reserve chairman

Examiner Showdown set on unemployment bill in Senate

WTimes GOP senator sues over Obamacare subsidies for Congress
Fox Sen. Johnson files lawsuit to eliminate ObamaCare subsidy for Congress

Michael Gerson The GOP’s new reality

Charlie Cook Six-Year Itch Plagues Presidents in Midterms

Examiner Once-influential Blue Dog moderates hoping for comeback in polarized Congress

WaPo What the Hillary Clinton campaign-in-waiting means for Republicans


WSJ Rep. Gerlach Won’t Seek Re-Election
NYT Gerlach Retirement Opens Up Swing District in Pennsylvania
NatJ Pa.'s Gerlach Is the Latest House GOP Moderate to Head for the Exits
CNN Moderate House Republican announces retirement


Roll Call Election Scheduled to Replace Watt in North Carolina


WaPo Mr. McAuliffe’s promising Cabinet picks
WTimes McAuliffe hauls in coal money to fund inauguration despite green pledge


NYT Cuomo Proposes $2 Billion in Tax Cuts


WSJ U.S. Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Marriages in Utah
WaPo Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Utah
NYT Justices’ Halt to Gay Marriage Leaves Utah Couples in Limbo


NYT For Cheney, Realities of a Race Outweighed Family Edge
WaPo Cheney ends campaign, but others should rethink their races, too
Roll Call Enzi Encourages Prayers for Cheney Family After High-Fives on Senate Floor



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