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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 21, 2015



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ Jeb Bush Finds Name Something to Build On
WSJ GOP Opposition Research Hand Tim Miller Joins Jeb Bush Team
NatJ Jeb Bush Just Made a Big Move Against Hillary Clinton



WSJ Scott Walker Gets the ‘Right-to-Work’ Union Fight He Didn’t Ask For
NatJ Walker Says He'll Sign Right-to-Work
Politico Scott Walker goes to K St.



Observer Chris Christie Finds Himself Squeezed Not Just by Bush but by Walker



WSJ John Bolton Forms Group to Bolster GOP National Security Message

WSJ GOP Sen. Graham Bets on Military Résumé for Presidency

WSJ RNC Raises $7 Million in January

NYT Hillary Clinton and Inevitability: This Time Is Different
Howard Kurtz Foreign Money: Why Clinton Foundation buckraking creates a mess for Hillary

SENATE

WSJ Top Senate, House Lawmakers Nearing Deal on Trade Promotion Authority

Charles Krauthammer Abolish the filibuster

WExam Senate Democrats out-raised Republican counterparts in January

HOUSE

Roll Call DCCC Raises More Than NRCC in January

NATIONAL


WSJ Wrong Health Tax Credit Statements Sent to 800,000
NYT 800,000 Using HealthCare.gov Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data
WaPo 800,000 HealthCare.gov users received wrong tax information

Mukasey & Rivkin Another Obama Collision With the Constitution

WSJ The Global Flight From the Family

COURT


WT Obama asks court to re-start amnesty
WSJ Obama Administration to Ask for Stay on Immigration Ruling
NYT White House to Seek Emergency Order to Let Immigration Plan Proceed
WaPo White House to seek stay of ruling halting Obama immigration plan
NYT For Immigrants, Fear Returns After a Federal Judge’s Ruling
Rush Limbaugh Democrats Vow to Avenge the Victims of Judge Hanen



VIRGINIA

WSJ Former Virginia First Lady Sentenced to One Year on Corruption Charges
WaPo Former Va. first lady sentenced to 366 days in corruption case
WT Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year
NYT Maureen McDonnell, Virginia’s Former First Lady, Is Sentenced to Prison in Bribery Case

WaPo Va. House has no immediate plans to redraw congressional map

FLORIDA

Politico Senate bid could be solution for Wasserman Schultz

Politico Rick Scott will ‘most likely’ endorse before Fla. primary
Politico Rick Scott's model: Rick Perry

NEW YORK

Roll Call Cuomo Schedules New York Special Election
WaPo Cuomo sets May 5 special election to fill Grimm seat

WSJ Cuomo Targets Legislators’ Per Diems

PENNSYLVANIA

Fox Pa. high court nominee in hot seat over 'Christmas' email

WISCONSIN

NatJ Wisconsin Readies for Russ Feingold's Return



 



 

February 20, 2015



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ Jeb Bush Seen Benefiting From Proposed Florida Primary Date
Dana Milbank Jeb adds to the quotable-Bush canon
Politico Jeb, the Introvert
Hill New York Jets owner will back Bush



Politico Scott Walker huddles with Donald Trump
WaPo Scott Walker’s brilliantly boring Twitter feed
James Taranto Alma Nada: The college dropout advantage
Ruth Marcus The miseducation of Scott Walker
Observer Scott Walker Flexes Surprising Muscle in Manhattan



NYT Critics in G.O.P. Say Chris Christie Is in a ‘Bubble’
WaPo Chris Christie losing home-state donors as Jeb Bush makes inroads
Fox Some GOP donors reportedly turning from Chris Christie to Jeb Bush in 2016 shuffle
NYT Some Chris Christie Supporters Now Turn Their Backs
Politico Christie slips from first tier



WExam Rand Paul's hazardous Kentucky plan



Politico Marco Rubio sharpens commander-in-chief pitch
Hill GOP pushes Rubio to seek reelection in '16



Hill Ben Carson hires senior political adviser

Fox Hillary Clinton's ties to corporate donors, lobbyists while Secretary of State scrutinized
Kim Strassel The Clinton Foundation Super PAC
Howard Kurtz Foreign Money: Why Clinton Foundation buckraking creates a mess for Hillary
Hill Hillary's Whitehaven home is heart of nascent 2016 campaign
Hill Clinton Foundation to reconsider taking foreign donations if Hillary runs

Hill Warren acknowledges 2016 supporters, says public 'ready to fight back'

SENATE

Politico Feb. 26 committee vote set for Loretta Lynch nomination

HOUSE

Alan Blinder The Bad Budget Wars Get Ready to Resume

NATIONAL


Peggy Noonan An Administration Adrift on Denial



OHIO

Hill Strickland’s coal policies dust up possible Senate bid

NORTH CAROLINA

Roll Call Undeterred by Primary Threats, Walter Jones to Seek 12th Term

WISCONSIN

DC Gay Senator’s Straight Aide Threatens Discrimination Suit
Politico Wisconsin GOP hits Tammy Baldwin with ethics complaint

MISSOURI

Roll Call Democrat Announces Bid to Challenge Roy Blunt

NEW YORK

NYT Sheldon Silver Is Indicted on Fraud and Extortion Charges
Fox Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver indicted on 3 charges

ILLINOIS

WSJ Obama Visits Chicago to Boost Rahm Emanuel’s Re-Election Bid
NYT In Chicago, Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel and Honors Pullman Workers
WaPo Race for Chicago mayor splitting Democrats apart over economic issues

Fox Illinois’ new GOP governor throws down gauntlet in union, spending fight

WaPo Jesse Jackson Jr. can’t escape the Federal Election Commission

SOUTH DAKOTA

Roll Call Brendan Johnson Discusses His Future in South Dakota








 



 

February 19, 2015



PRESIDENTIAL

WSJ Jeb Bush’s Record Offers Cover From the Right
WSJ Jeb Bush Calls for Expanding U.S. Influence Abroad
WSJ Why Jeb Bush May Survive Common Core Criticism
WSJ Jeb Bush Foreign Policy Talk: Six Key Points
WSJ Jeb Bush: NSA Bulk Telephone Records Collection ‘Hugely Important’
WSJ Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy: ‘I Am My Own Man’
NYT Jeb Bush Tries to Distance Himself From Brother in Foreign Affairs Speech
NYT Emails to Florida Reporters Show a Jeb Bush Eager to Engage
WaPo Jeb Bush vows to set his own course while tapping longtime family advisers
WaPo Jeb Bush’s foreign policy team is eerily familiar, in one Venn diagram
Fox Jeb Bush brings in foreign policy team with several faces from brother’s administration
NatJ Jeb Bush, Acknowledging Family Mistakes, Lays Out His Foreign Policy Vision
WExam Jeb Bush struggles with Bush foreign policy legacy
Fox Jeb Bush, neoconservative
WExam Poll: 'Jeb Bush has a family problem'

NatJ Conservative Group Releases Video Tying Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton
Hill Conservative group hits Jeb for giving award to Hillary



NYT Will Scott Walker’s Money Moves Backfire?
WaPo Scott Walker is a conservative hero, and liberals have themselves to blame for it
Fox Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hires New Hampshire advisers for possible 2016 bid
NatJ Can any Republican unify the party in the 2016 primaries?
Rich Lowry The Education of Scott Walker

WaPo Rand Paul is running for president. Here are the people trying to get him elected.

WSJ In 2016 Race, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are the Titans of Social Media

WSJ Clinton Foundation Defends Acceptance of Foreign Donations
WaPo Clinton foundation’s global network overlaps with family’s political base

Howard Kurtz Playing defense: Jeb’s family problem, Hillary’s man problem

SENATE

WTimes Ted Cruz warns Obama to stop spending on amnesty plans for illegal immigrants
WExam Rubio calls for passage of 'clean' Homeland Security funding bill

NatJ Why Democrats Won't Cave on Immigration

HOUSE

Karl Rove A GOP Lifeline On Immigration—If They’ll Take It

Rush Limbaugh Judge Hanen's Brilliant Takedown of Obama's Amnesty

Fred Barnes President ‘No’ vs. the Republicans

Ann Coulter GOP Double-Crossing Traitors

NATIONAL


John Kerry Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

WSJ The Ideological Islamist Threat
NYT Faulted for Avoiding ‘Islamic’ Labels to Describe Terrorism, White House Cites a Strategic Logic

Harold Meyerson Netanyahu’s curious GOP connection



MISSOURI

NYT Missouri: Another Try for a Voter ID Measure

CALIFORNIA

Fox California Rep. Hahn won't run in 2016, will seek local post

ILLINOIS



News-Gazette Gov. Rauner lays out budget plans
WSJ Illinois Governor Rauner Proposes Spending Cuts in Budget Speech
NYT Illinois Governor Proposes $6 Billion in Cuts and Reducing Pension Benefits
WSJ Illinois’s New Math: Rauner puts pension reform at center of his first budget

OREGON

WSJ Kate Brown Is Sworn In as Oregon’s Governor
NYT Kate Brown, New Governor in Oregon, Seeks Public’s Trust








 



 

February 18, 2015



NATIONAL

Fox DHS suspends rollout of Obama immigration actions after court order
WSJ Obama Administration Dealt Setback on Immigration
WSJ Republicans Cheer Halt of Obama Immigration Action
WSJ Obama’s Immigration Rebuke
WSJ Why Obama’s Immigration Order Was Blocked
NYT After Judge’s Ruling, Obama Delays Immigration Actions
NYT Dealt Setback, Obama Puts Off Immigrant Plan
WaPo Judge’s immigration ruling adds to Obama’s list of potential legal pitfalls
NYT Editorial: A Judge’s Assault on Immigration
Politico White House facing rocky legal road on immigration

WaPo Democrats are bracing for another Obamacare backlash
WSJ About 11.4 Million Enrolled Under Health Law

PRESIDENTIAL

Dick Morris GOP’s electoral cliff



WaPo What will Jeb Bush say about Iraq?
Tampa Bay Times GOP donors praise Jeb Bush for stance on immigration
Fox Former top Romney strategist backs Jeb Bush's possible 2016 White House run
Politico Inside Jeb Bush's ‘shock and awe’ launch
Hill Bush beating Rubio in Fla. battle



WSJ Christie Says Tax Overhaul, Energy at Top of His National Agenda
WExam Chris Christie floats tax reform platform in New Hampshire
Fox In New Hampshire speech, Christie takes aim at Dem Gov. Hassan
WSJ Christie Under Pressure to Fix New Jersey’s Transportation Woes
Howard Kurtz We can’t just fughedaboudit: Chris Christie’s New Jersey problem
NatJ Chris Christie's Iowa Bromance
Politico Chris Christie’s No Apology Tour
Hill NJ voters say Christie wouldn't make good president



WaPo Kasich calls for boots on the ground to combat the Islamic State



Telegraph UK Scott Walker emerging as main challenger to Jeb Bush in Republican field
Fox Union mob protests at Scott Walker's parents' house
Fox Scott Walker sounds off on union protests, college and evolution



Hill Paul weighs April launch for 2016 bid
NYT Rand Paul Is Looking to April to Announce Plan to Run for President, Associates Say
WSJ Pinterest Removes Rand Paul’s Mock Valentine to Hillary Clinton

NYT Hillary Clinton, Privately, Seeks the Favor of Elizabeth Warren
Hill Clinton, Warren see opportunity in joining forces
WSJ Foreign Government Gifts to Clinton Foundation on the Rise

SENATE

Hill Will McConnell make a deal?

Politico Dems' farm teams languish even with Senate in play




NEW HAMPSHIRE

NatJ Republicans Focused on Protecting Kelly Ayotte

FLORIDA

Politico Debbie Wasserman Schultz considering 2016 Senate bid

OHIO

NYT Ted Strickland, Former Ohio Governor, Weighs a Senate Run
NatJ Republicans Accuse Strickland of Abandoning His Former Supporters

WISCONSIN

Roll Call Ron Johnson Talks Fundraising Strategy for 2016 Re-Election
NatJ When Senators Don't Control Their Own Political Destiny

NEW YORK

NYT Judge Says Cuomo Must Set Election to Fill Grimm’s House Seat

Buffalo News Probe of Maziarz looks into diversion of campaign funds

NEW JERSEY

WSJ Group Launches Campaign to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey

MISSISSIPPI

Stu Rothenberg Past and Precedent: What Makes This Mississippi Special Election Interesting

ILLINOIS

NYT Re-election Race Is Test of Mayor’s Appeal to ‘Two Chicagos’

PENNSYLVANIA

Politico The big-city boss behind Philly's winning bid








 



 

February 17, 2015



COURT

HChron Federal judge blocks Obama immigration order
Austin AS Greg Abbott: Federal judge halts Obama’s order on immigration
WSJ Federal Judge Stalls Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
NYT Obama Immigration Policy Halted by Federal Judge in Texas
Reuters Texas judge blocks Obama plan to protect undocumented immigrants
WaPo Federal judge in Texas blocks Obama immigration orders
LA Times Judge blocks Obama policy that would shield millions from deportation
Politico Judge halts Obama's immigration action
WTimes Federal judge halts Obama amnesty
DC Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Amnesty

WaPo Millions at risk of losing coverage as justices take up challenge to Obamacare
NatJ Will John Roberts or Anthony Kennedy Save Obamacare?

HOUSE

NatJ What a Homeland Security Shutdown Would Look Like
Rush Limbaugh Give Boehner Credit for Holding Firm
NatJ How to Spin a Government Shutdown

WSJ Republicans Seek to Bolster Obama in Fight Against Islamic State

SENATE

WExam The endorsements Republicans yearn for

WaPo Democrats seek star recruits to try to win back control of the Senate

NATIONAL

Michael Gerson Taming big government by proxy

PRESIDENTIAL



Epoch Will Terri Schiavo Haunt Jeb Bush in 2016?
Byron York Jeb Bush rolls out kinder, gentle candidacy



Rush Limbaugh Scott Walker and the Value of Higher Education
NatJ Scott Walker Is Winning the Rush Limbaugh Primary
NYT Wisconsin Sees Presidential Ploy in Walker’s Push for University Cuts
Politico New York Times corrects Scott Walker column
WaPo Gov. Walker, eyeing a 2016 bid, picks new fight in Wisconsin: Universities
Bloomberg Scott Walker's Conservative Posse Goes After Gail Collins
Daily Mail Scott Walker surges to the front of 2016 polls in early primary states Iowa, NH, SC

Hill Cruz, Walker, Santorum among Iowa Faith & Freedom speakers



WSJ Christie Team Planning Big Push in New Hampshire



Politico President Paul? Wall Street on high alert



WSJ The Case for, and Against, Marco Rubio as Republican Presidential Candidate

Hill Where's the respect for Santorum?

WKYC Will Kasich run for President? A definite maybe

Byron York Lindsey Graham candidacy could complicate GOP race

WTimes Carly Unplugged: Fiorina takes aim at liberal elitism, politics’ glass ceiling
NatJ Carly Fiorina’s audacious sales pitch.

NatJ Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Walker's Early Moment
Rush The Key to Winning in 2016: Bringing Back Republican Voters Who Stayed Home in '08 and '12

NatJ Why Hillary Clinton Isn't the Favorite After All
WSJ Webb Says Money Is Chief Dilemma in 2016 Bid
NatJ Can Jim Webb spark an anti-Hillary uprising?





PENNSYLVANIA

Salena Zito Pennsylvania Democrats' image is in trouble, analysts say

NEW YORK

NYT Preet Bharara’s Wall St. Task Force Has a Shifting Roster of Lawyers

ILLINOIS

Politico Education at heart of Chicago mayor's race

Hill Joe Walsh eyes comeback bid

OREGON

Howard Kurtz Oregon’s juicy governor/girlfriend scandal: Why the media yawned

ARIZONA

NatJ How To Run For Congress in a District That Doesn’t Exist




 



 

February 16, 2015



HOUSE

WSJ Boehner Says Homeland Security Could Go Unfunded
NYT Boehner Says He’d Allow Homeland Security Shutdown
WaPo Boehner: If DHS funding runs out, Senate Democrats to blame
Hill Obama set to ratchet up pressure over Homeland Security funding
Hill Conservatives not sweating DHS shutdown

SENATE

WSJ Republicans Seek to Bolster Obama in Fight Against Islamic State

NYT Senate Democrats Lobby for a Reprieve for Some Who Failed to Get Insurance

PowerLine Is the Senate Minority All-Powerful?

NATIONAL

WaPo In EPA’s expected ‘veto’ of Pebble Mine in Alaska, foes see a vein of overreach

PRESIDENTIAL

Chris Cillizza Ranking the 2016 Republican field
WExam Will they, won't they --- that's 2016

WExam Barbara Bush gives Jeb her blessing

Politico Atlantic City meltdown may haunt Christie

Jen Rubin Why is Ted Cruz doing so poorly in the pre-2016 race?

KCCI Poll: Republican front-runner has yet to emerge in Iowa
Hill Poll: Huckabee holds slim lead in Iowa

Hill Bush, Clinton lead NH poll
Nashua Telegraph Bush to Christie: Gop power rankings

Hill Graham, Clinton lead SC poll

NYT For Hillary Clinton, John Podesta Is a Right Hand With a Punch
WSJ Webb Says Money Is Chief Dilemma in 2016 Bid




VIRGINIA

WaPo Va. GOP executive director to step down amid party infighting

NEW YORK

WSJ New York’s Licensing Barricade Against Military Spouses

Fred Dicker Skelos seeks Cuomo’s support after clash with Democrats

NY Post Albany legislators plan swanky fund-raisers despite crackdowns

OREGON

NYT Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon and His Fiancée Walked Tangled Path to Exit
Fox Experts say probe of disgraced Oregon governor focusing on possible financial crimes



 

February 15, 2015



PRESIDENTIAL

WaPo In drive to be 45th president, Jeb Bush faces legacies of 43rd and 41st
NYT As Dynasty’s Son, Jeb Bush Used His Connections Freely
Boston Globe Jeb Bush pressing to lock in Mitt Romney’s donors
Rick Moran Jeb Bush blowing away rivals in fundraising
WExam Jeb Bush's PAC opens spigot for fellow Republicans
Politico Barbara Bush reverses on 'enough Bushes' line



Dan Balz It’s 2015, not 2016: The presidential races won’t be decided today



WExam In Florida, Rand Paul ribs Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on marijuana
WSJ Rand Paul Uses Pinterest to Mock Clinton
WaPo Rand Paul trolls Hillary Clinton on Valentine’s Day
Hill Paul takes page from Clinton playbook

WaPo Jindal, antiabortion activists block Planned Parenthood in New Orleans

NY Post Bill Clinton’s libido threatens to derail Hillary — again
Politico Activists bristle at Hillary Clinton fundraising pleas
WExam The companies Elizabeth Warren loves to subsidize

SENATE

WaPo GOP freshmen making an early mark in the Senate

AP Frustrated Republicans taste limits of majority control

HOUSE

Fox Budget Stalemate: House sticks Senate Republicans with stalled DHS bill

WExam Paul Ryan: Tax reform by summer

WExam Kevin McCarthy to House GOP: We're winning

NATIONAL


WaPo White House will intervene in West Coast ports strike

Fox State-led push to force constitutional convention gains steam, with high-profile GOP support

WSJ Sunday Talk Preview: Congress and ISIS Fight
Hill Sunday Shows preview: Boehner, McDonough, Panetta and more



IOWA

Politico Iowa GOP may move straw poll to new venue amid bilking concerns

NEW JERSEY

WSJ New Jersey Spends Nearly $9 Million for Bridge-Scandal Legal Defense

NatJ Jersey Boys: A House freshman and his powerful big brother

TEXAS

Fox Prosecutor: Perry wanted to 'stymie' public corruption unit

SOUTH CAROLINA

Fox Sen. Graham's possible 2016 bid keeps others on hold in South Carolina

OREGON

Fox Subpoenas arrive as Oregon governor announces departure
DC Meet The Corrupt, Serial-Marrying, Tree-Hugging Femme Fatale Who Brought Down Oregon’s Governor

UTAH

Fox In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal



 

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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

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WExam GOP's new turnout machine was in top gear

WSJ Leapfrogging the Democrats' Tech Advantage

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