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Stu Rothenberg First Look: Can Democrats Win the Senate in 2016?

Roll Call 2016 Race Ratings

NatJ Democrats' 2016 Senate Hopes Turn on Three Candidates

Hill 10 possible Senate retirements

NatJ 7 Senate Races To Watch In 2016



February 7, 2015


WSJ Probes Spook Some Christie Backers
NatJ Meet the Man Who’s Making 2015 Uncomfortable for Chris Christie Already
Politico Chris Christie's weeklong train wreck
Hill Christie stumbles out of the gate

NYT Weighing a Run in 2016, Jindal Faces Big Budget Shortfall

WaPo Official or not, Hillary Clinton builds a massive 2016 team-in-waiting


NYT Republicans, Feeling Shut Out, Question Obama’s Legislative Intentions
WaPo Healthy economy forces Republicans to rethink Obama-skewering strategy


WSJ House to Probe White House Role in FCC’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Proposal

NatJ Here Are the GOP's Options to End the Immigration Stalemate. None of Them Are Good.
Hill DHS shutdown grows more likely


WSJ Republicans Take Big Offense at Obama’s Remarks on Crusaders, Slave Owners
NYT Obama, Trying to Add Context to Speech, Faces Backlash Over ‘Crusades’


Politico Greg Abbott’s campaign can teach the 2016 GOP how to win


NatJ Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee Dies at 56



February 6, 2015


WSJ Rand Paul Faces Balancing Act in Presidential Bid
WaPo For Rand Paul, a rude awakening to the rigors of a national campaign
Michael Gerson Rand Paul’s gaffes offer a glimpse of his worldview

WExam Jeb Bush rolls out kinder, gentler candidacy

Kim Strassel What’s the Big Idea, Christie?

WSJ Bobby Jindal Condemns ‘Elites’ and ‘Democrat Lite’ Republicans
WExam The Bobby Jindal healthcare crusade that could shape 2016

WaPo Rick Perry says his long tenure as governor sets him apart in GOP field
WaPo The Rick Perry reboot: Why he says 2016 will be different

WaPo Everybody hates Donald Trump

WSJ What Will Matter to Evangelicals in 2016

NYT The Secret World of a Well-Paid ‘Donor Adviser’ in Politics


NYT Democrats Exercise ‘No’ Power in Senate to G.O.P.’s Dismay


Fox 3 prominent House Dems vow to skip Netanyahu's congressional address


Peggy Noonan The Islamic State has Washington paralyzed. Here’s a way forward.
Fox ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn
WTimes Obama equates Islamic terrorism with ‘terrible deeds’ committed by Christians
DC Krauthammer: ‘Stunned’ At Obama’s ‘Banal,’ ‘Offensive’ Prayer Breakfast Remarks


NYT Iowa Republicans See Renewed National Clout


NYT Governor of Florida Turns Aside Accusations


NYT Malcolm Smith, Ex-New York Senate Chief, Is Convicted of Corruption


Oregonian John Kitzhaber must resign: Editorial
LA Times Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee
WaPo The Oregonian called on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign. Here’s why that’s big.



February 5, 2015


WSJ Jeb Bush Calls for a Focus on Growth
WSJ Detroit Trip Puts Jeb Bush’s Bailout Stance in Spotlight
NYT On Economy, Jeb Bush Tests Divergent Message
WaPo Jeb Bush sets goal of 4 percent GDP growth
NYT Jeb Bush, Evangelicals and the Pandering Question
NYT A Close Bush Adviser Is All Charm and Grit
NatJ The Education of Jeb Bush
NatJ How Will Jeb Bush Run Differently Than Mitt Romney?
Politico Jeb Bush moves to show he’s no Mitt Romney

WaPo Scott Walker works to harness national donor network for White House run
WaPo Scott Walker: The first ‘it’ candidate of the 2016 presidential race
WaPo Is Scott Walker too Midwestern to be president? Nope.
WExam Scott Walker adds leading conservative operatives to campaign team
WExam Conservative media all in for Scott Walker
Rush Limbaugh Scott Walker Works Under the Radar While Wall Street Journal Touts Big Government Conservatives

WSJ Paul and Cruz Go From Friends to Friendly Competitors
WaPo For Rand Paul, a rude awakening to the rigors of a national campaign
NYT Rand Paul Is Linked to Doctors’ Group That Supports Vaccination Challenges
NatJ Rand Paul's Iowa Albatross
Politico How Rand Paul trolls his rivals

WSJ GOPers Race to Build Foreign-Policy Credentials

WaPo Rick Perry to name 80-plus major donors to his PAC’s advisory board

Karl Rove Seeding a Democratic Defeat in 2016
Ann Coulter Three Generations of Imbeciles Are Enough


WSJ Lawmakers Propose Simple Majority for Confirming Supreme Court Justices


WaPo Here’s how the GOP would repeal and replace Obamacare

NatJ The Freshmen Reps Top Republicans Couldn't Love More

Roll Call Democrats Might Need to Lose the White House to Win the House Majority


Linda Greenhouse Overturning Obamacare Would Change the Nature of the Supreme Court


WSJ How White House Thwarted FCC Chief on Internet Rules


NYT Governor of Illinois Takes Aim at Labor


NYT Tennessee: Health Care Extension for Poor Is Rejected in Senate


WSJ GOP-Backed West Virginia Measure Aims to Combat Judicial Influence



February 4, 2015


Dick Morris Scott Walker could win
Fox Walker's moment? Wisconsin governor builds on 2016 buzz, staffs up political operation
WSJ Scott Walker Enjoys Limelight After Good Poll Showing
NYT Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Has a National Message
WSJ Wisconsin GOP Gov. Walker Takes Aim at College Outlays, Professors
Politico Walker targets Romney donors, Jeb turf
Michael Barone A candidate with appeal to both suburban and countryside Republicans?
Rush Limbaugh Walker Has 'Em Worried

WaPo For Christie, a trip to boost foreign policy portfolio has little talk of foreign policy
Howard Kurtz New York Times targets Chris Christie for his champagne tastes

NYT The Tough Path Facing Chris Christie and Marco Rubio

Hill Rand Paul does damage control on vaccines while getting a booster shot
NatJ Why Rand Paul Can’t Win the Republican Nomination

WSJ ‘Reformicons’ Put New Twist on Tax Debate

Hill Pot politics: 2016 GOP hopefuls on their past marijuana use

WSJ Pro-Elizabeth Warren Group Opens New Hampshire Office


WSJ Senate Democrats Block GOP Move on Obama Immigration Policy
Fox Bill to undo Obama immigration actions, fund DHS fails in Senate test vote
NYT Senate Democrats Block Republicans’ Homeland Security Bill
WaPo GOP majority faces problems as Democrats block bill to fund DHS in immigration fight
WT Democrats filibuster DHS spending bill, block GOP on amnesty debate
Jen Rubin Anti-immigration hard-liners are up to bat
WExam Republicans weigh how far to push Obama on DHS funding
Politico Cruz: Block Lynch until Obama blinks on immigration

NatJ Senate Democrats Recruiting Past Picks to Run Again In 2016


NYT House G.O.P. Again Votes to Repeal Health Care Law

Politico Democrats might skip Benjamin Netanyahu speech


NYT A Republican Joins Obama in Seeking Ties to Cuba

NYT Intrigue Deepens at Republican Committee in Virgin Island


Hill Grayson eyes Florida Senate seat


Hill GOP stalls in effort to oust Reid


NYT New Speaker in Albany: A Skilled Operator, Embracing Change


Roll Call The First Test of GOP Dominance in Arkansas


NYT Fall in Fortunes for Pennsylvania Attorney General


WSJ Club for Growth Has Its Eye on John McCain in 2016
Roll Call Kyrsten Sinema Plays Coy on John McCain Challenge



February 3, 2015


WSJ Jeb Bush and the Power of Positive Thinking
Fox Picked Off: Jeb grabs top spot in 2016 Power Index

WSJ Christie, Paul Take Stand on Vaccines
Fox Chris Christie, Rand Paul under fire for vaccine remarks
WSJ Christie’s Vaccine Stumble
NYT Measles Proves Delicate Issue to G.O.P. Field
WaPo Vaccination debate flares in GOP presidential race, alarming medical experts
NYT Spreading Along With Measles: Polarization on a Hot-Button Issue
WSJ Vaccine Safety: What Barack Obama, Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie Say
Michael Gerson Vaccines and what we owe to our neighbors

NYT In Christie’s Career, a Fondness for Luxe Benefits When Others Pay the Bills

WaPo The Scott Walker surge is impressive — but more surges are coming
Rush Limbaugh The Base Likes Scott Walker Because He Fights Back

Hill Here comes Carson

NatJ Look Who's Terrified of Marco Rubio

Hill Obama manager: Watch for Christie, Bush, Kasich

Fox Even with Romney gone, GOP has ‘loaded field’ of potential 2016 contenders
NatJ Where Will Mitt Romney’s New Hampshire Support Go?
Howard Kurtz How the media helped sink Mitt Romney
Charlie Cook Romney Exit Opens the Field
Stu Rothenberg Not Your Father’s (or Grandfather’s) GOP Field

WSJ FEC Raises Contribution Caps for 2016


WSJ Obama Budget Sets Off Push for Deals
NYT Obama’s Budget Seeks to Loosen Austerity Reins
Fox Obama budget includes $2T in tax hikes
WaPo Obama may have new leverage with his $4 trillion budget request
WSJ Analyzing Obama’s Budget Proposal
Politico Obama's 10 new taxes
WSJ Five Areas for Possible Compromise in Obama Budget
WSJ Obama Unchained: The budget promises a revenue increase of 11% for the political class


NYT The Supreme Court’s Secret Decisions
NYT Courts Write Decisions That Elude Long View


NYT Wisconsin’s Treasurer Wants to Cut Needless Workers, Starting With Himself


NYT Carl Heastie, Legislator From Bronx, Is Poised to Become New York Assembly Speaker

NYT Pushing Ethics Reforms, Cuomo Wants Lawmakers to Reveal Income or Lose It


Allysia Finley Bruce Rauner Almighty?


NYT Pennsylvania: Former State Treasurer Admits Guilt in Extortion Case



February 1-2, 2015


WaPo Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016 — so now what?
NYT G.O.P. Campaigns Scramble to Add Romney Donors

Fox Christie aims to build foreign policy resume with trip to Britain
WaPo Chris Christie heads to London to polish up foreign policy credentials ahead of 2016

Bloomberg Walker Surging in Iowa Poll as Bush Struggles
WExam Scott Walker surging, Hillary Clinton dominating new Iowa poll

WExam Lindsey Graham: Center-right candidacy can prevail in presidential race
Arizona Republic McCain would back Graham over Palin in 2016

NatJ Obama Is Setting Up Hillary Clinton to Fail
American Thinker Hillary's not looking so inevitable, after all

Maureen Dowd Mitt’s White Horse Pulls Up Lame

NYT Blue Dot for Obama Prompts Red Nebraska to Revisit Electoral College Rules


Fox Veto, filibuster threats ahead of vote next week to fund Homeland Security

Fox Confirmation hearings set to begin for Carter as next defense secretary


Fox GOP House to vote next week to repeal ObamaCare, after attacking law piece by piece


Ross Douthat Our Loud, Proud Left


Salena Zito Moderate Dem Manchin has decision to make


NYDN Sheldon Silver's gang: How his longtime friends got power positions
Albany TU No politician beyond reach of prosecutor
NYDN Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie, set to become the next speaker, is similar to Silver
Wikipedia Carl Heastie bio


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Withering Heights...or governing successfully from the high ground?

WaPo The remarkable California turnout curve
WaPo RNC names Katie Walsh new chief of staff

Fox Republican National Committee re-elects Chairman Priebus

Hill Priebus gets third term as RNC chairman
WSJ Republicans Release Slimmer Presidential Debate Schedule

WTimes RNC rolls out 2016 presidential debate schedule

NatJ GOP Announces 9 Presidential Debates

WExam GOP ignores most-watched Spanish-language TV network for 2016 primary debates

WaPo RNC set to issue rules to cut, regulate presidential debates

WSJ Republicans Set 2016 Convention for July 18-21

Fox GOP announces 2016 convention dates

NatJ GOP Will Hold Convention Early in 2016

Politico Calendar pols: A guide to 2015’s key dates

WExam Going to the 2016 Republican convention? Here's what to expect

RNC Site Selection Committee Recommends Cleveland for 2016

Roll Call Ohio Republicans Crusade for Cleveland Convention in 2016

NatJ The day after the midterms at a Republican media-analytics shop

WExam GOP's new turnout machine was in top gear

WSJ Leapfrogging the Democrats' Tech Advantage

WExam RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

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