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WaPo The 12 races that will decide the Senate majority



June 21, 2014


WSJ U.S. to Speed Up Deportation of Migrants
NYT U.S. Moves to Stop Surge in Illegal Immigration
WaPo Obama admin. announces new steps to stem flow of immigrants at Texas border
NYT On Immigration, the Hard Lines Start to Blur

George Will Stopping a lawless president


WSJ GOP Lawmakers Grill IRS Chief Over Lost Emails
WaPo IRS commissioner offers no apology for missing Lerner e-mails
WTimes IRS commish: No apologies for losing Lerner emails
NYT I.R.S. Head and Lawmakers Clash Over Missing Emails in Heated Hearing
WaPo Issa calls for White House attorney to testify about Lerner emails
Rush Limbaugh Fireworks at IRS Hearing on Capitol Hill

WSJ U.S. House of Representatives Approves $570 Billion Defense Bill
WTimes GOP-led House backs limits on Obama’s authority

Dana Milbank In House GOP leadership elections, the establishment way prevails


WaPo The 12 races that will decide the Senate majority


NYT Royalties and Teaching Help Fill Bank Accounts of Justices, Report Says


WSJ Planned Christie Trips Test Politics of a 2016 Bid
Fox Christie touts pro-life stance at Faith and Freedom Coalition conference

WSJ Rick Santorum Still Campaigns Against Mitt Romney

Politico Sunday talk show tip sheet


Milwaukee Scott Walker says John Doe probe is 'incredible abuse of power'
WaPo Gov. Scott Walker dismisses allegations of campaign law violations
WaPo How big could the Scott Walker scandal be?
Rush Limbaugh The Disgusting Scott Walker Smear
NYT Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Violations
WaPo Is Scott Walker really facing any ‘scandal’ at all?



Boston Globe Scott Brown details finances since leaving Senate
Politico Fox News paid Scott Brown $136,538


NYT After Stumbles, Rangel Finds Some Level Ground
NYT Rangel and Espaillat Discuss Foreign Affairs as House Primary Nears


Politico Greg Abbott: Immigration ‘disaster’


Roll Call Republicans Angle for Open Oklahoma House Seat


WSJ GOP Factions Do Battle in Mississippi Ahead of Senate Runoff
WSJ Brett Favre, Chuck Woolery Stump in Mississippi


Politico The next Dave Brat?


WSJ Alaska Rep. Don Young Found to Have Violated House Ethics Rules
Fox House panel says Alaska lawmaker Don Young violated ethics rules
NYT House Ethics Panel Orders Alaska Republican to Pay Fine



June 20, 2014


WSJ House Republicans Choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader
WaPo McCarthy chosen as next House majority leader; Scalise to serve as whip
NYT House Republicans Name McCarthy as Cantor’s Replacement
LA Times Rep. McCarthy elected House majority leader; Rep. Scalise becomes whip
WTimes Kevin McCarthy elected House majority leader; Scalise picked as whip

NYT For New Majority Leader, a Deal-Making Touch Honed in the Minority
WExam Here's how Kevin McCarthy will differ from Eric Cantor
Wikipedia Kevin McCarthy bio

WSJ New GOP Whip Scalise Goes to Bat in the House
WSJ How Scalise and Roskam Battled for GOP Whip Post
NYT Louisianan Extends His Rapid Rise in the House G.O.P.
NatJ What Happened Inside the House GOP Leadership Election
Politico Inside the House GOP leadership shake-up
Wikipedia Steve Scalise bio

Hill Conservatives not satisfied with House GOP election outcome
NatJ Jeb Hensarling Sees 'Green Light' to Run for Leadership in November

WaPo Issa suggests IRS may have deliberately ‘lost’ Lerner e-mails
Kim Strassel About Those Missing Emails
Rush Limbaugh The Regime Claims It "Recycled" Lois Lerner's E-Mails


WaPo Reid pulls spending bill after spat with GOP


NYT Federal Reserve Sees Slower Growth, but Maintains Plans to Trim Stimulus

WSJ Attitudes Toward Poverty Show Dramatic Change — WSJ/NBC Poll

NYT Obama to Extend Array of Marriage Benefits to Gay Couples

Byron York Why Obamacare 'good news' applies only to the poor
Paul Krugman Veterans and Zombies: The Hype Behind the Health Care Scandal


NYT Public Worker Testimony Is Protected, Justices Rule


Boston Herald Suffolk-Herald poll: Romney is early favorite in N.H. 2016 GOP primary
NJ Christie among leading GOP pres. picks in NH, but Romney leads the pack, poll says

WSJ Christie Makes a Pitch to GOP's Social Conservatives

WSJ A Move to Unite Tea Party, Social Conservatives

Roll Call Rick Perry Jabs Ted Cruz’s Impact in Texas
WaPo Rick Perry says he’ll be ‘better prepared’ to run in 2016
WSJ Rick Perry Says He ‘Stepped Right In It’ With Comments on Gays
Commentary Erasing the “Oops”: Perry Mulls a 2016 Bid

WSJ Sen. Marco Rubio Takes On Big Government — and Big Business

AP See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist


WExam Dave Brat doesn't have a 23-year-old campaign manager anymore


WSJ Wisconsin Prosecutors Tried to Build Criminal Case Against Walker
NYT Prosecutors in Wisc. Say Gov. Scott Walker Had Central Role in Fund-Raising Scheme
WaPo Prosecutors allege Gov. Scott Walker schemed to bypass campaign laws
WaPo Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suspected of coordinating with outside groups
Politico Scott Walker case brings coordination rules to forefront


Hill GOP Senate candidate backs over-the-counter birth control


NYT Rebukes Aside, Rangel Heads Into Primary With Large Lead, Poll Shows
WaPo Longtime congressman Rangel finds himself in political peril in New York primary

Roll Call Elise Stefanik Leads in New York Primary Poll

WSJ New York State Reaches Deal to Legalize Medical Marijuana
NYT New York Leaders Reach Deal on Medical Marijuana
WSJ Albany Reaches Deal on Teacher Evaluation Law

Buffalo News Wavering by Astorino unsettling to Paladino

Michael Barone Can an independent conservative beat the Nassau County GOP machine?


Roll Call Republican Calls for Recount in Targeted California Race


Roll Call Ted Cruz Stars in New Ad for T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma


WSJ Shouting Match Erupts at Chris McDaniel Event
NYT McDaniel Drawn Into a Shouting Match at Campaign Event
Fox McDaniel returns neo-Confederate cash
NYT Cochran Asking Blacks to Rescue Him in Republican Primary
Politico Mississippi carnival: Sarah Palin vs. Brett Favre


WaPo Hollywood doesn’t like Mitch McConnell, and Alison Grimes gets to reap the benefits


NatJ Will Anthony Brown Become the Third Elected Black Governor in U.S. History?



June 19, 2014


WTimes Two emerge as frontrunners in GOP leadership race
WaPo Three-way contest for House Majority Whip keeps Capitol buzzing
WExam Head of conservative caucus holds lead in race for House whip
WExam The underdog in the House majority leader race says he has 50 backers
Politico Conservative’s credentials questioned in whip race
NYT In House G.O.P.’s Leadership Fight, the Main Event Is Still to Come
WaPo Southern Republicans bemoan the demise of their power in the House

Fox GOP fury after report claims IRS 'recycled' Lerner hard drive

WSJ House Panel Is Subpoenaed as Trading Probe Heats Up


Karl Rove Democrats Try A Romney Redux Strategy

WaPo Koch network aims to spend $300 million to shape Senate fight and 2016

WExam Keystone XL bill passed by Senate panel


WaPo Soldier: Bowe Bergdahl lodged false war crime allegations against his unit
Ann Coulter You Bet This Is Swiftboating

WaPo Abu Khattala was an unlikely leader before Benghazi attacks
Rush Limbaugh Benghazi Perp Set Up to Blame Video

WSJ U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins' Trademarks

Rupert Murdoch Immigration Reform Can't Wait
Wikipedia Rupert Murdoch bio


NatJ There's no obvious reason that Scott Walker should be president. And yet.

NatJ Rand Paul's New Confidant

James Taranto Mrs. Clinton's not-yet-a-campaign runs into some difficulties
Peter Beinart A Unified Theory of Hillary


WExam How Colorado's Mark Udall voted on Keystone XL


WSJ In Iowa, a Counterintuitive Gender Gap


NYT Espaillat for Congress


NatJ Tom Coburn's Potential Replacements Jockey for His Mantle


WSJ Twist: South Carolina’s New Lieutenant Governor Is a Democrat


Fox GOP rivals locked in tight, nasty Mississippi Senate runoff
Breitbart Miss. Political Elites Can't Believe Voters Turning Against 'King of Pork' Cochran


NYT Governor Plans to Cut Ties to Common Core in Louisiana



June 18, 2014


WSJ U.S. Forces Capture Key Benghazi Suspect
WaPo U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid
NYT U.S. Captures Top Suspect in Benghazi Siege, Pentagon Says
NYT U.S. Defends Prosecuting Benghazi Suspect in Civilian Rather Than Military Court
WTimes Capture of Benghazi suspect in secret raid fuels debate on prisoner’s legal status
Rush Limbaugh Will Benghazi Suspect Say the Video Made Him Do It?

WSJ Poll Shows Erosion in President's Support
WSJ 5 Takeaways From the June WSJ/NBC Poll

Dick Cheney The Collapsing Obama Doctrine


WSJ House Republicans Plan New Moves on Lost IRS Emails
Daily Caller Darrell Issa Subpoenas Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive
NYT Lawmakers Skeptical on Emails and I.R.S.

WSJ House Whip Race Reflects Republican Study Committee's Competing Factions
WaPo Three vying for House majority whip will address GOP colleagues day before vote
NatJ House GOP Leadership Hopefuls Prepare Their Pitches
Politico Politicking and the whip race
Dana Milbank Kevin McCarthy: Say what?

Roll Call NRCC Reserves $30 Million for TV Ads in 2014


WSJ Obama Nominee to Head HUD Faces Receptive Senate Audience
NYT Hearing Indicates Easy Path for Obama’s Housing Nominee

NYT Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says


WSJ Hillary Clinton Faces Trust Deficit With Voters — WSJ/NBC Poll
WaPo America isn’t sure it’s ‘ready for Hillary’ quite yet
WSJ Hillary Clinton Defends Obama on Deportations


WSJ Amash Ahead


WaPo Groups use ‘war on women’ strategy to bolster Hagan in N.C. Senate race


NYT Mistrial Is Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

NYT U.S. Attorney Joins Inquiry Into Spending of Prosecutor


Roll Call Lankford Builds Momentum in Oklahoma Senate Race


NYT In Wichita, Koch Influence Is Revered and Reviled


NYT Georgia Inmate Is Put to Death in First U.S. Execution Since Botched Procedure


NYT In Mississippi, Largess Helped a Senator, Until It Hurt Him
Roll Call Reinforcements Infiltrate Mississippi Senate Race Runoff


WSJ Landrieu Scrambles on Eve of Busy Committee Meeting

Fox 'Kissing Congressman' Vance McAllister considers run for re-election


Hill Cotton leads Pryor in internal poll



June 17, 2014


NYT I.R.S. Commissioner Is Called To Testify About Lost Emails
Fox House committee subpoenas head of IRS to testify on lost Lerner emails
WExam Darrell Issa subpoenas IRS commissioner over lost Lois Lerner emails
WTimes GOP to investigate IRS computer crash, claim of lost Lerner emails
WaPo IRS claims to have lost Lois Lerner e-mails
WaPo Here’s how the IRS lost emails from key witness Lois Lerner
Taranto The Lois Stretch: It's reminiscent of Rose Mary Woods's 18½ minutes of fame
Rush Limbaugh Wake Up! Lois Lerner's E-mails Aren't Lost

WaPo Why Paul Ryan took a pass on running for House majority leader

WaPo McCarthy would bring much different approach to majority-leader role after Cantor
Hill McCarthy’s lead grows; whip race is close

WTimes Conservatives seek geographic diversity in next whip
NatJ Scalise Ahead in Whip's Race; Roskam, Stutzman Aim to Force Second Ballot
NatJ Rep. Stutzman Invokes Sept. 11 Attacks in Pitch for House Whip Job
WExam The conservative who could be a dark horse in House leadership fight

Hill Whip list on GOP leadership races

WaPo What do the speaker, majority leader and whip actually do?

Charlie Cook Recipe for Paralysis


WaPo Would Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell restore filibuster?

Politico Kochs launch new super PAC for midterm fight


NYT Thousands to Be Questioned on Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies

Fox Army begins probe of Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance
NYT General to Lead Bergdahl Inquiry

NYT If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next?

Doug Schoen The Democrats Every Republican Should Quote

Michael Gerson The future of the GOP


NYT Supreme Court Rules Against ‘Straw’ Purchases of Guns
WaPo Supreme Court rules on ‘straw purchaser’ law
WTimes Supreme Court rules for stricter scrutiny of gun purchases

WaPo Supreme Court to consider online-threats case

WaPo Court OKs challenge to Ohio ban on campaign lies
WExam Supreme Court protects mudslinging

NYT Court Rulings on Voter Restrictions Create Limbo as Midterms Near

NYT Judges With Daughters More Often Rule in Favor of Women’s Rights


NatJ Second Things First: Jeb Bush Seen as Good Fit for VP Slot

WaPo Will Obama drag down the Democratic ticket in 2016?

WTimes Romney slams Hillary Clinton as ‘clueless’
NatJ Does Mitt Romney Want to Be the GOP’s Philosopher-King?

NatJ Benghazi Will Not Ruin Hillary Clinton's Chances, Security Insiders Say


Politico Pennsylvania GOP could be crucial in whip race


WaPo Campaign 2014: Crossroads GPS 'Medicare Cuts N.C.'


Rush Limbaugh New Republic Smears Scott Walker


Des Moines Ernst accuses Braley of 'a dirty campaign'


Fox Former campaign manager to New Mexico governor pleads guilty in email hack case


NYT Delay in State Senator’s Bribery Trial Could Hurt Jury Availability

Roll Call Crossroads Upends New York’s 21st District Primary


Mercury California ballot measures are where the money will be in November


Roll Call Lankford Led Shannon in Oklahoma Senate Pre-Primary Fundraising


Human Events Georgia poll: Kingston leads Perdue 49% to 38% for July 22 runoff


Politico Epicenter of the Chris McDaniel earthquake


WaPo Illinois bans ticket quotas to boost public trust in police

WaPo Judge frees Chicago from federal hiring oversight


Politico Republican group unveils Alison Lundergan Grimes coal ad


Politico Tom Cotton's message to voters: 'I’m warm, dammit'


WaPo The Idaho Republican convention this weekend was a total fiasco



June 16, 2014


WSJ Race for House Whip Turns Into a Cliffhanger
WaPo For tea party, Republican whip race is best shot at House leadership role

Hill McCarthy’s rise could be boon for tech
Howard Kurtz An early media swoon (by some) for Kevin McCarthy

Politico How House GOP will elect new leaders

Judd Gregg Troubles of party system laid bare
Fox RNC leader Priebus says Cantor loss, immigration debate hasn't divided GOP

WTimes GOP blasts IRS excuse for losing Lerner emails

WSJ The Standing to Sue Obama


WaPo Spending to air TV ads in Senate campaigns zooms past $100 million


NYT Population Shifts Turning All Politics National
WaPo Pew survey finds sharp erosion of center as partisan animosity has ‘gotten personal’

Fox US evacuating Baghdad embassy staff


NatJ Hillary Clinton's 'Wicked' Iraq Problem

WExam Mitt Romney calls Hillary Clinton's foreign policy 'clueless'

LA Times Chris Christie to GOP donors on bridge scandal: 'You'll get over it'

WTimes Elizabeth Warren assumes helm of populist wing of Democratic Party


Penn To win re-election, Tom Corbett needs to toot his horn, GOP leaders say


Cleveland Gov. John Kasich keeps big cash lead over Ed FitzGerald


Roll Call Kay Hagan Gets Help from EMILY’s List on Airwaves


WaPo Eric Cantor leaves door open for future return to office


Politico Iowa GOP takeover: The implications for 2016


WSJ Cuomo Has 36-Point Lead Over Astorino: Poll
Albany TU Siena: Cuomo leads Astorino by — well, a whole lot
Newsday Taxes seen as key issue in race between Andrew Cuomo, Rob Astorino
Fred Dicker Rob Astorino in push against perks, per diems for Legislature



June 15, 2014


WaPo Republicans come out of the 2014 primary season with little to guide them forward
WSJ After Cantor Loss, GOP Fissures Appear on Immigration Position
NYT A Cantor Effect for Businesses and the G.O.P.
Salena Zito Emerging populism bursting Washington bubble


WaPo IRS lost emails by official in tea party probe
Hill GOP begins hunt for lost Lerner emails

Hill Whip list on GOP leadership races


WTimes Tip of the iceberg: Sen. Coburn says VA scandal goes deeper than wait lists


Hill Christie bounces back from bridge scandal

LA Times Republican fundraising for 2016 presidential race off to a slow start

Maureen Dowd When Will Hillary Let It Go?
WaPo Hillary Clinton’s $600,000 problem
WTimes Hillary’s book tour from Hell: ‘Broke’ comment, NPR flap likely tip of iceberg

WaPo A Democratic 2016 hopeful campaigns in an unlikely place: Romney’s donor summit

WSJ Sunday Talk Preview: Iraq, Cantor
Politico Sunday talk show tip sheet


WaPo In Virginia, a tumultuous week in politics left the right smiling


Fox Liberal groups angry with SC pols over order to teach Constitution


NYT Massachusetts Democrats Hand Coakley a Setback
Boston Globe Steve Grossman gets Democrats’ nod at convention

Boston Globe Charlie Baker making headlines, but in N.J. and not Mass.
Boston Globe Hi there, Nice Charlie Baker


WaPo Arizona Republicans threaten action over immigration



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