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June 14, 2014



HOUSE

WSJ Behind McCarthy's Rise in GOP House: a Personal Touch
Wikipedia Kevin McCarthy Bio

WTimes Conservative Raul Labrador enters House Majority Leader race
NatJ Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader
NYT Idaho Republican, Appealing to Right, Enters Race to Replace Cantor
WaPo For tea party Republicans, House leadership hopes turn into disappointment
NYT For Cantor, Loss of Leadership Role Means Far Fewer Perks

WSJ Candidates for House GOP Whip Begin Rounding Up Votes

WSJ Charts: Wide Range of Wealth in House Leadership

Ways&Means IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails
WTimes IRS says it lost key Lerner emails
WSJ The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails
WSJ IRS Says Official's Emails Were Lost in Computer Crash
NatJ Let a Special Prosecutor Find Them

NATIONAL

WSJ With the Dogs Out, the Supreme Court Turns to Blockbuster Finale

PRESIDENTIAL




WSJ Chris Christie Dances Around the 2016 Question
WaPo Here is a video of Chris Christie dancing. For nearly three minutes

WP At elite donor summit featuring 2016 GOP hopefuls, a longing for Romney to run again
NYT At a Romney Retreat, Republicans Seek a Way Forward



PENNSYLVANIA

WSJ School Cuts Weigh on Pennsylvania GOP Governor's Re-Election Bid

VIRGINIA

NYT Blocking Any Medicaid Expansion, Virginia Legislature Passes Budget Bill

WISCONSIN

WaPo Wisconsin judge puts same-sex marriages on hold

NEW YORK

Roll Call Indicted Congressman Grimm’s Fundraising Tanks

NYT Judge to Consider Retrial or Dismissal in Malcolm Smith Case

CALIFORNIA

WSJ California Lawmakers Are Set to Pass $156.4 Billion Budget Plan

GEORGIA


WSJ George H.W. Bush Doesn’t Back Michelle Nunn in Georgia Race

MISSISSIPPI

WSJ Mississippi’s McDaniel Gets Fresh Boost From Club for Growth
NYT Upset Fueling Tea Party Hope in Senate Race
NYT Tea Party’s Senate Hopeful in Mississippi Aims to Make Brat Magic
Roll Call Thad Cochran Rakes in Campaign Cash for Runoff
WaPo Cochran gets by with a little help from his friends?

TENNESSEE

WSJ Laura Ingraham Looks for Brat-Style Upset in Tennessee

MASSACHUSETTS

NYT Massachusetts Democrat Wins Over Voters; Her Party Is a Different Story

ARIZONA

NatJ Dem Poll Gives Barber Edge as Arizona House Race Heats Up












 



 

June 13, 2014



HOUSE

WSJ House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy Edges Closer to Majority Leader Role
WTimes Kevin McCarthy takes lead in replacing Eric Cantor
Fox McCarthy is sole candidate for House majority leader after Sessions drops bid
WExam Pete Sessions drops bid for majority leader, assuring Kevin McCarthy victory
Hill Hensarling opts out of GOP race
Hill Rep. Tom Price won’t run for GOP leadership
WaPo Rep. Kevin McCarthy uses networking skills to emerge as Eric Cantor’s likely successor
WaPo Race to replace Eric Cantor a two-man contest as leading conservative declines to run
WaPo Tea party candidates have lost five times as much as they’ve won
Charlie Cook Eric Cantor's Untended Fences
Paul Krugman Eric Cantor and the Death of a Movement
Tom DeLay A race that rocked the rafters in Washington

Politico GOP whip seat up for grabs
Hill Whip list on GOP leadership races
Hill Stutzman jumps into whip race

WSJ House GOP Represents More Low-Wage Workers Than Democrats

NATIONAL

NYT Incumbents Fear Cantor’s Loss Will Fill Tea Party’s Sails

PRESIDENTIAL


WSJ How ‘Broke’ Clintons’ Income Soared After White House Years
WSJ Hillary Clinton Interview Turns Testy Over Gay Marriage
Rush Limbaugh The Hillary Myth

WSJ George H.W. Bush Marks 90th Birthday With a Skydive
Politico George H.W. Bush celebrates 90th birthday by skydiving



NEW JERSEY

Politico Dancing Chris Christie joins Jimmy Fallon

FLORIDA

Roll Call Challenger Goes on TV in Targeted Florida Race

COLORADO

WTimes Bans on fracking in Colorado would hurt family farms, elderly
NatJ Mark Udall Can't Shake His Keystone Headache

VERMONT

NYT Vermont G.O.P. Finds Candidates in Short Supply

MAINE

WaPo Maine governor blocks aid for illegal immigrants

TEXAS

WTimes Rick Perry: homosexuality is like alcoholism; ‘You have the ability to decide’

OKLAHOMA

WSJ Will Senate GOP Primary in Oklahoma Play Out Like Cantor Race in Virginia?

MISSISSIPPI

NYT How Thad Cochran Is Trying to Avoid Eric Cantor’s Fate

KENTUCKY

Hill Elizabeth Warren campaigning for Grimes

ARIZONA

NatJ Dem Poll Gives Barber Edge as Arizona House Race Heats Up












 



 

June 12, 2014



HOUSE

WSJ Eric Cantor's Exit to Trigger House Republican Fight
WaPo As Cantor announces exit from GOP House leadership, the jockeying begins
NYT Cantor Resigns Leadership Post in Effort to Smooth House Transition
WaPo Eric Cantor to step down as majority leader at end of July, backs McCarthy as successor
WSJ The best candidates for GOP leader are Paul Ryan and Jeb Hensarling
NatJ Crunch Time for House Conservatives: It’s Jeb Hensarling or Bust
WExam Second Texas Republican considers bid to replace Eric Cantor in leadership
WaPo Kevin McCarthy moving quickly in race to succeed Eric Cantor
WaPo Cantor backs McCarthy as new majority leader
WaPo Six Republicans in the leadership mix
WaPo Handicapping the House Republican leadership elections
NatJ No Clear Majority Yet for Next GOP Leader
Ann Coulter Cantor Loses By 11 Million Voters
Dana Milbank Eric Cantor’s instant burial
George Will How Eric Cantor’s defeat will strike other Republicans

NatJ House Ethics Extends Stockman Probe

SENATE

WTimes Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform effort

NATIONAL

Karl Rove Obama's Foreign Policy Fails His Own Test

WSJ The Divided States of America
WaPo Pew poll: In polarized America, we live as we vote

PRESIDENTIAL


Jason Riley Hillary's New Low

NYT After Primary Upset, G.O.P. Fears Infighting Will Take a Toll

Fox Rick Perry reportedly compares homosexuality to alcoholism at San Francisco event

WTimes Former President George H.W. Bush marks his 90th birthday



NEW JERSEY

Charles Lane Chris Christie’s faltering pension reform in New Jersey

VIRGINIA

WSJ Virginia Exurbs Prove Fertile Terrain for David Brat
WSJ Virginia Voters Explain Why They Soured on Cantor
NYT Cantor Forgot Virginia Roots, Voters Contend
NYT Opponent Resonated With Christian Conservatives in a Way Cantor Could Not
NYT Once Snubbed, David Brat Turns the Tables
Roll Call Brat Could See Barrage of GOP Opponents in 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WaPo Which town is Brown’s town?

MAINE

Roll Call Maine Primary Results: Cain, Poliquin to Face Off in November

NEW YORK

NYT At Senator’s Trial, Video Shows Discussion of Paying G.O.P. Leaders for Support

TEXAS

NYT Texas Lawmaker Investigated Over Campaign Donations

OKLAHOMA

NatJ Oklahoma's Oh-So-Sweet Primary

MISSISSIPPI

NYT Senate Race in Mississippi Exposes a Cultural Rift












 



 

June 11, 2014



HOUSE

ABC House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated in Primary
AJC Stunning tea party win topples House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
WTimes House Majority Leader Cantor loses to tea party challenger in Va. GOP primary

Politico The GOP leadership scramble
Daily Caller Who Could Be The Next House GOP Leader?
NatJ Eric Cantor Loss Could Spark Revolution in House GOP
WExam Eric Cantor's defeat throws Republican leadership into 'total chaos'
Byron York After Eric Cantor 'earthquake,' stunned House GOP seeks direction

WSJ Eric Cantor Defeat Imperils Prospects for Immigration Overhaul
WSJ With Eric Cantor’s Loss, Immigration Reform Is Lost Too

SENATE

NatJ Voters Aren't Excited, Even With Senate Control at Stake

NATIONAL

WSJ The Short Unhappy Life of ObamaCare

PRESIDENTIAL


WTimes Book tour from Hell: Clinton lambasting on ‘broke’ comment likely tip of iceberg
James Taranto Poor Mrs. Clinton
Rush Limbaugh Mrs. Clinton's "Dead Broke" Sob Story
Dick Morris Clinton’s up to her old games
Politico Poll: Hillary Clinton’s favorability slips



VIRGINIA



WSJ Tea-Party Challenger Topples Cantor
WaPo Eric Cantor succumbs to tea party challenger
NYT Eric Cantor Defeated by David Brat, Tea Party Challenger, in Primary Upset
Fox Cantor upset in Virginia GOP primary by Tea Party backed challenger
Roll Call Democrats Mull Cantor Seat if He Runs as Write-In
WSJ David Brat’s Win Upends Conservatives’ Casual Dinner
NYT Where Cantor Won and Lost
NYT Why Did Cantor Lose? Not Easy to Explain
WaPo GOP strategists try to assess impact of Cantor loss on other primaries
NYT Cantor’s Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates
WaPo How national tea party groups missed the David Brat boat
Chris Cillizza The seismic political consequences of Eric Cantor’s stunning loss
WSJ Who Is David Brat? Meet the Economics Professor Who Defeated Eric Cantor
WaPo Meet David Brat, the man who brought down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Wikipedia Dave Brat bio

WSJ Auto Dealer Don Beyer Defeats Six in Crowded Virginia Democratic Primary

NYT Virginia Governor May Try to Expand Medicaid on His Own

SOUTH CAROLINA



WSJ Lindsey Graham Tops 50% in GOP Primary, Avoids Runoff
State Graham easily wins GOP nomination
NYT In South Carolina, Graham Prevails Without a Runoff
WaPo Graham holds off challenge from right in S.C. Senate primary

State Full SC Primary election results

NEVADA

Fox Nevada Democrats select 'none of these candidates' in gubernatorial primary
News4 Hutchison & Flores win nominations for Lieutenant Governor
NatJ Why Nevada's Top Politicians Got Involved in the Lieutenant Governor's Race

CALIFORNIA

WSJ In California, Inklings of a GOP Comeback

NYT Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California

TEXAS

WTimes Sen. Ted Cruz no longer Canadian
Fox Ted Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship

GEORGIA


Roll Call Internal Poll: Kingston Leads Perdue in Georgia Senate Runoff

MISSISSIPPI

Roll Call Cochran Challenger Airs First TV Ad of Runoff

ARKANSAS

Politico GOP poll shows Tom Cotton leading Mark Pryor

ALASKA

NatJ Alaska Senate Candidate Wants to Ban Outside Money—but Only in Alaska
















 



 

June 10, 2014



NATIONAL

WSJ VA Halted Visits to Troubled Hospitals
NYT Audit Shows Extensive Medical Delays for Tens of Thousands of Veterans
WaPo VA audit: 57,000 veterans waiting >90 days for appointment at medical facilities
WTimes Huge backlog: 70 percent of VA facilities used alternative wait lists
Rush Limbaugh VA Mess is Result of the Left's Hatred for the Military Culture

NYT Democrats See Winning Issue in Carbon Plan
James Taranto Springtime for Warmists

WaPo Veterans think President Obama made wrong call on Bowe Bergdahl
Michael Gerson The White House’s Bergdahl mess
Howard Kurtz Digging in: Why won’t Obama acknowledge that Bergdahl is no hero?
WSJ Poll: Party Lines Divide Americans on Bergdahl
WTimes 71 percent of Republicans say Bergdahl exchange the ‘wrong thing to do’

David Brooks The New Right

Hill Primaries today in Arkansas, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia

HOUSE


WTimes Cantor takes middle ground on immigration, hit by Republicans and Democrats
WSJ Poll: Wide Agreement on Immigration, but Not a Priority
WSJ Big Employers Push Congress on Immigration

Politico The House GOP’s top recruit

SENATE

NatJ Reid Promises Immediate Senate Action on VA

WExam Senate Republicans poised to block Democratic student loan bill

PRESIDENTIAL

Rush Limbaugh Walker, Christie and Hillary
WaPo Democrats want Hillary Clinton to face a primary fight. But from whom
WSJ Hillary Clinton Stands Firm on Benghazi in ABC Interview
NatJ The Conservative Playbook Against Hillary Clinton
Charlie Cook Hillary Clinton's Hardest Choice Still Lies Ahead



NEW JERSEY

NYT Christie’s Chief of Staff Says He Knew Nothing About Idea to Close Lanes to Bridge
NJ Bridge scandal: Christie's lawyers billed taxpayers $2.16M in February

FLORIDA

Breitbart Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Allowing In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

PENNSYLVANIA

Lancaster Christie: Corbett deserves support, despite polls

OHIO

NYT More Voting Games in Ohio

Examiner Gov. John Kasich issues executive order, attempt to improve MMR access

VIRGINIA

WTimes Senator’s resignation puts Va. GOP on path to resolving dispute on Medicaid
WaPo GOP has claimed control of Va. Senate, forced Dems to cave over Medicaid impasse
Hill Did Virginia GOP outmaneuver McAuliffe on Medicaid?

WSJ In Northern Virginia, Democratic Contenders See Obama as Asset

WSJ Eric Cantor May Get Immigration Signal in Tuesday’s Vote

Politico Ed Gillespie: Mark Warner is president's 'blank check'

COLORADO

NYT Battle Over Fracking Poses Threat to Colorado Democrats
Fox Liberal group accused of meddling in CO GOP race with ad boosting Republican Tancredo

IOWA

Politico Joni Ernst’s husband called Hillary Clinton a ‘hag’

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Politico So What if Scott Brown Is a Carpetbagger?

SOUTH CAROLINA

NatJ Lindsey Graham Sitting Pretty Against Six Primary Foes

MISSISSIPPI

WSJ Sen. Cochran Hunkers Down in Mississippi for Runoff Campaign
WaPo In Miss., Senate hopeful McDaniel embodies what the GOP fears about the tea party
Politico Realtors start Mississippi air war

LOUISIANA

NatJ How Mary Landrieu's Escaping Her Democratic Shadow

INDIANA

Fox Obama coal regulations threatening jobs, driving up energy costs in Indiana

KENTUCKY

Politico Alison Lundergan Grimes mum on coal at private fundraiser

ARKANSAS

Stu Rothenberg Mark Pryor: Still This Cycle’s Most Vulnerable Senator

WSJ Sen. Boozman, Back at Work Post-Surgery, to Seek Re-Election in 2016

OREGON

Politico Suddenly, everybody loves Ron Wyden

ALASKA

WExam Why these Republicans weren't happy with a plan to draft Sarah Palin












 



 

June 9, 2014



NATIONAL

NatJ The 4 Primaries to Watch This Week

Ron Rotunda Amending the First Amendment

Robert Samuelson The rhetoric of Obama’s climate plan vs. reality
Paul Krugman Interests, Ideology And Climate

Lawrence Summers U.S. inequality goes beyond dollars and cents

HOUSE

Juan Williams Cowed GOP leaders run from immigration reform

SENATE

WTimes Dems insist candidates will retain control of Senate; Republicans not buying ‘spin’

PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ Clinton Book Tour Has Campaign Feel
WSJ Your Introduction to a Week of Hillary Clinton
WaPo Democrats don’t want a free pass for Clinton
Fox Hillary could wait until 2015 to announce bid, mum on Benghazi testimony
Chris Cillizza Evidence of a Clinton 2016 run is conspicuous, though she remains silent



NEW JERSEY

WSJ Christie Aide's Testimony Key In Bridge Case

VIRGINIA

Politico How Ed Gillespie could pull off an upset

Hill Cantor picks up major endorsement

WaPo Va. lawmaker to resign, paving way for jobs for self, daughter, according to associates

WISCONSIN

WSJ The more we learn about the Wisconsin speech probe, the worse it looks

IOWA

Hill GOP Poll: Ernst leads in key Senate race

NEVADA

WSJ Harry Reid Shapes Energy Regulator With an Eye to Nevada Industry

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NatJ Can Scott Brown Win Over New Hampshire?

NEW YORK

WSJ Cuomo's Left Turn

TEXAS

WaPo Ted Cruz returns to the Texas Republican convention a conquering hero

SOUTH CAROLINA

WSJ Immigration's Primary Effect Muted for Lindsey Graham

GEORGIA


WSJ Jimmy Carter's Grandson Seeks Georgia Democratic Rebirth in Governor Race

ILLINOIS

WSJ Don’t Bet Against Rahm Emanuel




 



 

June 8, 2014



PRESIDENTIAL

Detroit News Why not Snyder in 2016?

WTimes Just crown Hillary, already; Durbin sees no other Dem ‘alternative’ in 2016
Ross Douthat There Is No Alternative
Dan Balz Clinton’s book sets foundation for 2016 run

Fox Democrats announce New York, the five other cities that bid for 2016 national convention
Chicago ST Chicago declines to bid for Democratic convention: Inside story
WaPo Mayor Bill de Blasio suggests Brooklyn as site for 2016 Democratic convention
Daily Caller Democrats Considering Holding 2016 Convention In Alabama

WTimes Ukrainian energy firm hires Biden’s son as lawyer

SENATE

WSJ Bergdahl Gives GOP New Attack Line in Senate Fights
LA Times Rove's top campaign funding groups keep low profile in 2014 election

HOUSE


NatJ Cantor Plans to 'Clarify' Postal Service-Highway Fund Plan for Republicans Next Week
Examiner House Republicans' summer agenda is missing one pretty big issue

Roll Call DCCC Promotes Nine Candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ Program for 2014

NATIONAL

NatJ The 4 Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Summer



WSJ Sunday Talk Preview: Bowe Bergdahl
Politico Sunday talk show tip sheet



NEW JERSEY

Inquirer Christie keeps a steady presence in Camden
NYT Gov. Christie’s Money Troubles
NPR Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

FLORIDA

CBS Miami Florida Republicans Elect New Leader
Miami Herald Florida Republicans elect Leslie Dougher as chair

WaPo Seas rise, Fla. GOP leaders balk at climate change

PENNSYLVANIA

Philly Natural gas industry money pouring into Pa. governor's race, mostly to Corbett
NJ Christie's appearance with Corbett in Pittsburgh draws crowd of protestors

OHIO

Cleveland After cramming some very unpretty legislative sausage into two Ohio budget-review bills, lawmakers head home

MICHIGAN

Salena Zito Rules for everyone but Conyers

NORTH CAROLINA

News & Observer Jindal, Huckabee say NC key to Senate control

VIRGINIA



WaPo At convention in Roanoke, GOP picks Gillespie to face Warner in Senate race
WTimes Ed Gillespie selected as GOP’s nominee in Virginia race against Sen. Mark Warner
Politico Ed Gillespie, GOP establishment winners in Virginia
Daily Caller Republicans Nominate Former RNC Chairman For U.S. Senate In Virginia

WISCONSIN

WaPo Federal judge finds Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional

WTimes Wisconsin GOP files complaint in Paul Ryan’s race

SOUTH DAKOTA

NatJ For Democrats, the Race That Got Away

COLORADO

WTimes Dems try to manipulate Colorado GOP primary with pro-Tancredo ads

IOWA

WaPo Iowa Senate candidate likens his female opponent to a chick
Fox Iowa Dem under fire for comparing female rival to chick in Senate campaign ad

TEXAS



Dallas Greg Abbott vows to stop Wendy Davis from bringing liberal policies to Texas
Dallas Greg Abbott rallies GOP at Texas convention, but platform fight looms



HChron Texas will lead fight for freedom, Cruz tells GOP convention
NYT Cruz Fires Up G.O.P. Delegates in Texas
Austin Cruz wins GOP presidential straw poll; Perry finishes fourth
Politico Ted Cruz crushes competition in straw poll

HChron Paul exhorts GOP to be 'bigger, better, bolder'
Politico Rand Paul plans heavy summer travel, foreign-policy speech
Politico Rand Paul: ‘Chamber of Commerce Republican’ can’t win

Dallas GOP platform returns to hardline stance on illegal immigration
HChron Texas GOP approves hard-line immigration position

AP Texas GOP endorses 'reparative therapy' for gays
HChron Fight over homosexuality in Texas GOP platform far from over

MISSISSIPPI

WSJ Sen. Thad Cochran Shifts Tactics for June Runoff Against Tea-Party Rival
Fox Mississippi Senate race: McDaniel's school plan targeted
Politico Dems prep Mississippi war plan
Hill Barbour compares McDaniel backers to 'Spice Girls'
Star Parker Republican establishment is missing opportunity in Mississippi

KENTUCKY

NYT Though Not Quietly, Kentucky Moves to Cut Reliance on Coal
Examiner Dem Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes hits Obama hard on EPA rule

ALASKA

NYT Outside Money Floods Alaska in Senate Race
Roll Call Alaska Republican Sees Advantage as First-Time Candidate (Video)




 



 

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