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Charlie Cook Congressional Democrats Face Uphill Battle in Midterms

WaPo Poll: Dems’ advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge



March 7, 2014


WSJ Gov. Christie: Set Sights on Defeating Democrats
LA Times Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie
WaPo Chris Christie at CPAC: Back to the future
NYT Back in Spotlight, Christie Offers G.O.P. Subtle Advice
DC Christie cautions CPAC: ‘We don’t get to govern if we don’t win’
Politico Chris Christie’s red-meat speech scores at CPAC
Byron York Chris Christie avoids hard truths at CPAC

WSJ Paul Ryan Sees Vibrant Debate, Not Divided Party
WSJ Cruz Kicks Off CPAC Defending Ideological Purity
WSJ Cruz and Christie Clash on Strategy at CPAC Meeting
Rush Limbaugh CPAC Analysis: Cruz and Christie
HE Marco Rubio at CPAC 2014: The illegitimacy of tyranny
NYT Trying to Revive His Prospects, Rubio Pushes Strength Abroad
Hill McConnell gets lukewarm CPAC reception
Mediaite Donald Trump Ditches Teleprompter at CPAC, Goes Off on Obama
DC Trump on why he’s conservative, what his critics don’t get about him and 2016
WTimes Tom DeLay returns to CPAC to find GOP without ‘backbone’

WTimes GOP optimism, agenda emerge at CPAC
Roll Call Potential 2016 Contenders Dominate CPAC Lineup
Fox 'Reunited' Tea Party activists mount battle against IRS at CPAC
NatJ At CPAC, There's Little Enthusiasm About Expanding the GOP Base

Fox Reince Priebus: Republican Party must unify to win elections
Examiner Reince Priebus touts Scott Walker's presidential potential
Rush Limbaugh Must Read: My Interview with Scott Walker

Hill The 2016 Comeback Kids?

WSJ GOP Blocks Effort to Condemn Issa Over Heated Hearing
WTimes House defeats Democrats’ attempt to rebuke Issa
WaPo Issa apologizes to Cummings
NYT Issa Hands Democrats Weapon to Use on Him

WSJ Former IRS Official Lerner Gave Interview to DOJ
DC Oversight lawmaker: Holding Lois Lerner in contempt is ‘where we’re moving’

Kim Strassel The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs

WSJ Defeat on Nominee Raises Doubts Over Obama's Strategy
James Taranto Nuclear Fallout: Democrats filibuster an Obama nominee
Jason Riley The Senate's Wise Rebuke

WaPo New health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, 2 surveys find

WaPo Senate rejects further revamp of how Pentagon handles sex assault cases
WSJ Senate Clears Way for McCaskill's Military Sex-Assault Bill
NYT Senate Rejects Blocking Military Commanders From Sexual Assault Cases
WTimes Senate rejects Gillibrand’s overhaul of military’s handling of sexual assaults

WaPo Poll shows strong support formoving forward on Keystone

WTimes Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital

WTimes Golden Hammer: Feds spend millions to train executives train in luxury

Charles Krauthammer The wages of weakness
Michael Gerson As the U.S. retreats, what will fill the vacuum?
Henry Kissinger How the Ukraine crisis ends

Tom DeLay A revolution for the Constitution

Paul Krugman The Hammock Fallacy


WaPo Money takes big role in special election for Bill Young’s House seat in Florida
Politico Not so Jolly: GOP anger spills over in Fla. race
Roll Call Lessons and Regrets Precede Florida Special Election
Miami Herald With 7 days to go, Alex Sink looks like CD13’s winner. For now.


Politico Ed Gillespie: GOP must be more inclusive


WaPo Sen. Roberts, there’s no place like home?


WSJ Colorado Senator, Challenger Push for Gas Exports


NYT Poll Finds Shaheen With Big Lead in New Hampshire Senate Race With Brown


LoHud No turning back — Astorino goes prime time

WSJ New York Assemblyman Found Guilty of Federal Bribery Charges
NYT Assemblyman Is Convicted in Second Corruption Trial
Albany TU Feds get felony convictions of now-former Assemblyman Boyland

Peggy Noonan New York's new mayor attacks charter schools, proving his critics right
WSJ Mayor's Approval Rating Hits 39% in Poll


Roll Call Steve Cohen to Draw Primary Opponent in Tennessee



March 6, 2014


WSJ GOP Hawks Are on the Rise
Ann Coulter Crimea River

WSJ Senate Blocks Justice Department Nominee
Fox Controversial DOJ nominee fails to clear Senate test vote
NYT Democrats in Senate Reject Pick by Obama
ABC Senate Dems Join GOP to Block Justice Nominee Who Defended Cop Killer
WaPo Senate Democrats help block Obama nominee for civil rights post
WaPo Remember Mumia Abu-Jamal?
WSJ Explaining the Mumia Abu-Jamal Controversy

WSJ Obama Gives Health Plans Added Two-Year Reprieve
Fox Administration offers 2-year ObamaCare extension for canceled health plans
NYT Some Policies Get More Time in Health Shift
WTimes Deja vu: Another delay for Obamacare

WaPo Political battle over targeting by IRS escalates again
HE Lois Lerner pleads the fifth for the second time
Rush Limbaugh Lois Lerner: The Face of Liberalism

DC Amnesty is a vote-killer for GOP, says WashPo poll

WSJ CPAC 2014 Schedule Features Ted Cruz, Chris Christie
WTimes Debate between libertarians, social conservatives to play out at CPAC
Exam At CPAC, Christie will encourage conservatives to stop playing into media stereotypes
Politico A viewer's guide to CPAC 2014

NYT New Democratic Strategy Goes After Koch Brothers

Stu Rothenberg Why Republican Candidates Will Run From .GOP Address

Politico Poll: Obama approval at record low


NatJ Are Boehner's Potential Successors Already Angling?
Politico Young Guns gear up for next fight


Karl Rove Now Blue-State Senate Democrats Feel the Heat
Exam GOP cuts 'documentary' to puff up Senate candidates before Democratic Party attacks
WSJ Democrats Buck Leaders in Both House and Senate
Roll Call Obama Headlines DSCC Fundraiser


Fox Fox News poll: More now say Christie would not make a good president
WaPo Poll finds Republicans resistant to Chris Christie presidential candidacy
Hill K Street gears up for Hillary


WaPo Political marriage between Christie and Obama breaks up over Sandy aid rift
WSJ Official Who Stepped Down in Wake of Bridge Flap Gets New Job


Fox Rep. Grayson says video proves wife was aggressor in confrontation


WSJ Romney Backs Joni Ernst in Iowa’s GOP Senate Primary
WSJ Paul Ryan to Headline Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner


WSJ Astorino Jumps Into N.Y. Governor's Race
NYT Westchester Leader Opens Bid to Deny Cuomo a Second Term
WSJ New York Gov. Cuomo's Approval Ratings Drop Sharply in New Poll
NYT Governor Burnishes Brand, Using Mayor as Foil


WSJ Tea Party Shows Continuing Clout With Texas Win
NYT Tea Party in Texas Sees Silver Linings in G.O.P. Primaries
WaPo The tragic ballad of David Dewhurst, the tea party’s ultimate victim
Politico Buzz over Wendy Davis losses in South Texas
Politico Rick Perry likes what he sees in Texas



March 5, 2014


WSJ Obama Scales Back Budget Goals
WaPo Obama sends $3.9 trillion budget plan for fiscal 2015 to Congress
NYT Obama’s Budget Is a Populist Wish List and an Election Blueprint
Fox Budget proposal won’t tame debt, interest would soon exceed military spending
WSJ The Back to Pelosi Budget: Soaring tax revenues will hit 18.3% of GDP in fiscal 2015
Kudlow Recalling the Days When Democrats Cut Taxes

WSJ Extension Expected on Health Policies Not Meeting Law
Taranto A Reprieve, but for Whom? The latest ObamaCare delay is self-serving

Dick Morris Echoes of history

Rush Limbaugh What a Professional Republican Told Me About Winning Elections

Jonah Goldberg Discrimination and My Brother’s Keeper

Examiner 'Somewhat conservative' voters are the real driving force in the GOP


WaPo The GOP leads in states with 2014 Senate races. Here’s what that means.
WTimes Reid hits Koch Brothers for putting money in politics with incendiary speech


Daily Beast Rand Paul’s Extreme GOP Makeover
NatJ How Rand Paul Can Shed His Isolationist Image
Jen Rubin Rand Paul is the odd man out of the GOP on foreign policy
WTimes CPAC to test 26 candidates for president with straw poll


Fox Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis cruise to primary wins in Texas gubernatorial race
WSJ Davis, Abbott to Face Off for Texas Governor
NYT Texas G.O.P. Beats Back Challengers From Right
WaPo Texas primary leaves tea party influence unsettled

LA Times Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas defeats tea party challenger
Politico John Cornyn crushes Steve Stockman; Ralph Hall forced into runoff

Politico George P. Bush wins statewide race
Fox George P. Bush wins Texas GOP land commissioner nomination
WaPo George P. Bush begins political career with win
Wikipedia George P. Bush bio

Hill Sessions' victory against Tea Party challenger

Hill Dewhurst forced into runoff in Texas

WaPo Ralph Hall, oldest member of Congress, forced into GOP runoff

Hill Race for Stockman seat heads to GOP runoff


WSJ Gov. Christie Blames Slow Sandy Recovery on Federal Government
Hill Christie's standing ovation for O-Care rip


WTimes It’s Crist vs. Crist in campaign for Florida governor

WESH Rep. Alan Grayson's wife says he assaulted her
Orl Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident - Judge issues injunction
Mail Judge grants firebrand Democratic congressman's wife a restraining order
Examiner Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson accused of shoving his wife
Fox Authorities investigating after Fla. Rep. Grayson’s wife accuses him of domestic violence

Roll Call Connie Mack Endorses in Special Election for Radel’s Seat


Politico Scott Brown denies tweet he’s running
WTimes Scott Brown to Democrats: Keep attacking me, and I’ll run
Politico Scott Brown: Attacks are prodding me to run
Union Leader Brown invites activists in AFP ads to dine with him at NHGOP event

Concord Monitor Former U.S. senator Bob Smith kicks off comeback campaign
Union Leader Conservative as ever, Bob Smith formally launches Senate comeback bid


Buffalo News Astorino set to make it official: He’s running for governor
Capital The Rob Astorino plausibility tour

NYDN Trump fires back at AG Schneiderman with $100M suit over Trump University case

WSJ De Blasio and Cuomo Clash Over Charters
NYT De Blasio and Operator of Charter School Empire Do Battle
Albany TU Cuomo, de Blasio appear on different stages


Kathleen Parker ‘Gov. Moonbeam’ finds his center


WSJ Lindsey Graham’s Benghazi Linkage Lights Up Twitter


AJC A glimpse into David Pennington’s insurgent challenge to Nathan Deal


NYT Kentucky Law Official Will Not Defend Ban on Same-Sex Marriage


WSJ Arkansas Lawmakers Pass 'Private Option' Health-Care Law


WSJ Possible Connecticut Gov Race a Dead Heat, New Poll Shows


Hill Ryan endorses Simpson in Idaho primary



March 4, 2014


WSJ Paul Ryan Faces Budget Challenge
NYT Obama Budget Would Expand Low-Income Tax Break
Examiner White House touts tax cuts in its budget
WaPo In budget proposal, Obama to seek more money for anti-poverty programs
Fox All 50 governors battle proposed National Guard cuts, ahead of budget release
NYT Crackdown Proposed to Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Obtaining Medicare
WTimes Obama budget plan likely to be full of ‘bullet-point campaign stickers”
NatJ Top HASC Democrat: Don’t Bet on Sequestration Going Away

NatJ House GOP Leaders Plot Response on Ukraine

Hill Email shows Lerner seeking deal with Issa

NYT Holder and Republicans Unite to Soften Sentencing Laws

NYT E.P.A. Set to Reveal Tough New Sulfur Emissions Rule

Sen. Bob Corker Now the Auto Union Wants to Muzzle Public Officials

WTimes Boehner gets official snub by CPAC

WaPo Poll: Dems’ advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge
Charlie Cook Congressional Democrats Face Uphill Battle in Midterms

WTimes Ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to join Times


Roll Call Democrats Announce House Targets for 2014
Examiner House Dems target 16 GOP House seats


NYT If Given Control, McConnell Vows a Senate in Working Order
USA Today Senate battleground expands in GOP's favor


Daily Caller Jeb Bush’s tea party problem
Larry Sabato Republicans Need a Champion in 2016


NYT Federal Prosecutors Looking Closely at Christie Aides, Court Papers Show
NYT In Job, Appointee Profits and Christie Gains Power


NYT Justices Hear Florida Case on Measuring Inmates’ Mental Disabilities
WaPo Supreme Court justices question strict IQ standard for Florida’s death row


NYT Conservative Group Counters Criticism of Ad Against Health Law


Roll Call Virginia Democrats Gather to Celebrate, Replace Moran


WaPo E-mails show Wisconsin Gov. Walker as hands-on tactician fixated on public image
WaPo A behind the scenes look at an elected leader on the rise
Wikipedia Scott Walker bio


Hill McConnell and NRSC head fundraising for Franken opponent


Hill Phyllis Schlafly endorses Osborn in Nebraska


Roll Call Why Ken Buck Has the Inside Track in Colorado’s 4th District

Fox Colorado GOP cries foul over 'misleading' gun-sale background check data


Hill Iowa GOP giving edge to insiders?


Newsday Cahill ally: He would need 'clear field' for AG run


SF Chron California Democrats lose power of supermajority
Mercury Scandals cost California Democrats supermajority in Senate


Fox Stockman's stumbles make Cornyn appear safe in Texas GOP Senate primary
WBUR Texas Republican Primary Heats Up
Roll Call Texas: What to Watch in the First Primaries of 2014
WaPo The Texas primary is Tuesday. Here are five things to watch for.
Politico The Texas tea party’s best days may be behind it
Politico Race for Steve Stockman seat is messy, crowded


Fox Georgia lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana


WTimes Tea party loses some steam in GOP races except maybe in Mississippi
Politico Thad Cochran to launch first 2014 ads


WTimes Rand Paul seeks Kentucky law to run for president, Senate at same time


Roll Call In Hawaii, an Intraparty Fight for D.C. Insider Mantle



March 3, 2014


WSJ Budget Push-and-Pull Between Obama and Congress Skips to Appropriations Decisions
WaPo House GOP budget will focus on reforming welfare, overhauling social programs

WSJ No Change: Former IRS Official to Take the Fifth
WTimes Lawyer for IRS official denies Issa claim client will testify
Fox Issa, House GOP investigative committee say Lerner will testify in IRS scandal hearing
DC 7 questions for Darrell Issa to ask Lois Lerner at Wednesday’s hearing

WTimes Unasked questions fog facts on Benghazi

WTimes Conservatives frustrated by GOP’s compromises, lack of leadership

NYT Democrats Try Wooing Ones Who Got Away: White Men

NatJ Republican Governors Top The Democrats' Hit List In 2014

Robert Samuelson America’s menacing mega-trends
Paul Krugman The Inflation Obsession


WSJ Shifting Senate Landscape Draws New Faces
Week The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is a tossup


Hill Waiting for Jeb
WaPo How Rand Paul is winning
CNN Will CPAC be the launch of Cruz 2016?
Examiner GOP's 2016 hopefuls can stand out by standing up for a strong defense
BayouBuzz Clinton documents and 2016 chances
WTimes Selling Hillary Clinton: Papers reveal advice, ‘fans’
JP Clinton Holds Steady Lead in Iowa for 2016, Cuomo Garners Just 2%


Lehigh Valley Chris Christie appointees devised toll-hike plan, report says
SIlive Report: Gov. Christie appointees devised toll-hike plan


TB Times Jolly's right: Social Security benefits not guaranteed
TB Times Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics


AP State Sen. Warren forms committee to explore seeking Dem nomination for Dingell seat


CNU Clinton leads all GOP challengers in 2016: presidential matchups in battleground Virginia


NY Post De Blasio’s anti-rich policies are driving wealthy people out of NYC


NYT Giving Early Taste of G.O.P. Tactics, Texans Make a Stand Against Obama


Politico Rand Paul in crosshairs of tax evasion war



March 2, 2014


NYT Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Party Strategy

NYT Obama’s New Political Chief Tries to Reassure Democrats

Salena Zito Dispensing with indispensability?

WT Steven Seagal: Obama would be impeached if the truth about Benghazi came out

Ross Douthat The Terms of Our Surrender (on Same-Sex Marriage)
Star Parker 'Gay rights' struggle is really a culture war


Roll Call The Top 5 House Race Rematches… Are Gone


NYT The 2014 Senate Landscape
Dan Balz Senate primaries test GOP establishment, insurgent wings
NatJ The Hotline's Senate Race Rankings: Republicans in Command


Maureen Dowd Brace Yourself for Hillary and Jeb
NYDN Bill Clinton poses with prostitutes Barbie Girl and Ava Adora at humanitarian gala


Albany TU Christie returns to favorable pre-scandal playbook


TB Times David Jolly cries bigotry; here's what Alex Sink said
Sunshine CD 13 Candidates Start to Make Closing Pitches as Early Voting Begins


Pittsburgh TR Gov. Corbett discharged from Allegheny General after successful surgery
Pittsburgh TR Corbett's fortunes: Troubling truths
Pittsburgh TR Wolf leading pack among Democratic gubernatorial candidates
Philly Money has been deciding factor in Democratic primary so far


Cleveland PD Kasich is out of the mold of business-as-usual Ohio governors


About 2014 US Senate Election in Michigan: Open Seat Gives GOP an Unexpected Opporunity


WRAL US Senate race off to crowded start


Examiner Mitt Romney to host fundraiser for Virginia Senate candidate Ed Gillespie


DR Northeast KS prosecutor Taylor opens campaign for US Senate as Dems' first candidate


Politico Cory Gardner launches Senate campaign


Hill Paul, Trump hit the links

LoHud New York's GOP House members patient on immigration reform


NYT With Vacancies High, G.O.P. Primaries in Texas Set Up a Scramble to the Right


newson6 Randy Brogdon Running For Senator Tom Coburn's Open Senate Seat


IP SC GOP voters say Tim Scott reflects their values -- and those of African Americans


AJC Hints of turmoil in another GOP effort to oust John Barrow


WaPo Travis Childers is running for the Senate in Mississippi as a Democrat. Why?

Hill Ex-Rep. switches parties to run again


National Review Bill Cassidy: The End of the Landrieu Line?


Bowling Green McConnell urges GOP faithful to 'flip the Senate'


ArkMatters Arkansas Senate Race Report: "No Incumbent is More Vulnerable"


Beckley Tennant guns for U.S. Senate seat


Honolulu Sen. Schatz named tourism committee chairman



March 1, 2014


George Will GOP takes a bigger role in choosing candidates

WSJ Jenkins: Personal Score-Settling Is the New Climate Agenda
Rush Limbaugh Greenpeace Co-Founder: It's a Religious Cult

James Taranto "Innocence of Muslims" and the "fighting words" doctrine


Hill Senate Dems to skip 2015 budget


WaPo The fight for Mitt Romney’s donors is on

WSJ Clinton White House Shaped First Lady's Image
WaPo Secret memos reveal efforts to shape Hillary Rodham Clinton’s political image
NYT End of an Era? Clinton Media Strategy May Be Due for an Overhaul
NYT Thousands of Bill Clinton White House Papers Released
WaPo Democrats embrace super PACs, but some fear lack of focus on midterm elections
Rush Limbaugh Who's Whispering About Hillary's Health?

Politico Sunday talk show tip sheet


NYT Christie’s Plan: To Shift the Public’s Attention From Scandal


WaPo Here’s the number that should worry Republicans in the Florida special electio


NatJ Ken Cuccinelli Isn't Trying to Disappear


Examiner Kelly Ayotte finds her voice as a prominent conservative


RBJ Readers back possible GOP challengers

NYT De Blasio Picks More Liberal Activists Than Managers for City Posts

NYT Fast Acquittal for Kennedy, Whose Name Put Prosecutors in Bind
Rush Kennedy Found Not Guilty of Driving While Impaired While She was Driving Impaired


Fox California GOP congressional hopeful parodies 'House of Cards' in new ad

Roll Call New Seat, Better Odds for California Republican (Video)


WTimes Ted Cruz vows to ‘repeal every single word of Obamacare’

Hill Texas Tea Party group blasts Stockman


WSJ Former Democratic Congressman Enters U.S. Senate Race in Mississippi
NatJ Democrats Land Top-Tier Senate Recruit In Mississippi
Roll Call Former Congressman Seeking Mississippi Senate Seat

Roll Call Super PAC Hits McDaniel on Hurricane Katrina Relief


WSJ Investor Bruce Rauner Leads GOP Field for Illinois Governor



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