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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 28, 2015


WSJ At CPAC, Jeb Bush Woos Conservative Skeptics
NYT Bush Confronts Skeptics at Conservative Gathering
WSJ Jeb Bush Parries Skeptical Questions About Immigration and Education Policies
Fox Jeb Bush stands firm on controversial immigration, education policies at CPAC
WaPo Jeb Bush defends his position on immigration
Chris Cillizza Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today
NatJ Jeb Bush Survives CPAC. But Does He Have a Conservative Media Problem?

WSJ Rand Paul Rouses CPAC, Defends His Foreign Policy
WaPo Rand Paul draws enthusiastic cheers at CPAC
WT Rand Paul at CPAC: ‘Not one penny more to these haters of America’

WSJ Ted Cruz To GOP: Focus on Conservative Turnout
WaPo Ted Cruz says motivating conservatives is key to winning White House

WaPo Perry: 'America must be stronger'

WExam Carly Fiorina at CPAC: 'I'm not a token'

NatJ Mike Pence Isn't Preparing to Run for President

WaPo GOP hopefuls run the gantlet at conservative conference
NYT At CPAC, a Bustling Marketplace for the Republican Party’s Brand Names
WExam Crowd loves Phil Robertson's CPAC address, media not so much

WaPo Justice Department ramps up scrutiny of candidates and independent groups


WSJ GOP Leaders Name Keith Hall as CBO Director


WSJ Congress Passes Stopgap Funding for Homeland Security
NYT House Passes One-Week Funding Extension for Homeland Security
WaPo Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension
WT Congress averts DHS shutdown with one-week infusion of funds
Fox Congress OKs stopgap DHS funding bill, lawmakers remain at impasse in immigration fight
WaPo Obama staying out of the GOP crossfire in shutdown fight


George Will Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court


WaPo Deals on ethics rules, reporting of sexual assaults wrap up Va. session


NYT G.O.P. Plan Would Subject Sandra Lee, Cuomo’s Girlfriend, to Financial Disclosure Rules



February 27, 2015


Peggy Noonan Sorry, Jeb, the Race Is Wide Open
WaPo Facing skepticism, Jeb Bush begins outreach to conservatives
Politico Jeb Bush says Florida years show he’s no moderate
Hill Bush steps into the lion's den
NYT Bush Campaign’s Demand for Fidelity Ruffles Some Republican Rivals
WSJ Wealthy Jeb Bush Supporter Aims to Push Him to Combat Climate Change

WaPo At a conservative gathering, Jeb Bush hopes to change some minds
WaPo GOP’s 2016 hopefuls test their messages on conservative activists
WSJ Presidential Hopefuls Court the GOP Base
NYT At CPAC, Pushing Republican Hopefuls to Dive Into Policy Specifics
WSJ The Limits of CPAC’s Predictive Powers

USA Today Walker gets front-runner treatment at CPAC
WaPo Walker:'If I can take on 100,000 protesters' I can take the Islamic State
Fox Walker delivers the goods to adoring CPAC crowd
WExam After uneven press, Scott Walker gets back to basics at CPAC
National Review Walker Thrills a Packed House at CPAC
Scott Walker I refuse to take the media's bait

WTimes Cruz, Walker fire up conservatives at CPAC, lay foundations for 2016 bids

NYT Rivals Christie and Walker Find Fortunes Reversed as CPAC Opens
NatJ The Governors Chris Christie Supported Aren’t Returning the Favor

WSJ Rick Perry Signs Up Digital Firm, Targeted Victory, to Help Reach Voters

Howard Kurtz Trump’s tantalizing talk of running: Why the media aren’t buying


WSJ Senate Panel Backs Loretta Lynch as Attorney General
NYT Senate Panel Approves Loretta Lynch to Be Attorney General
Fox Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick


WSJ House Republicans Discuss Short-Term Fix on Homeland Security Funding
NYT House and Senate Prepare Measures to Keep Homeland Security Funded
WaPo DHS shutdown threat dimming as House GOP proposes stopgap plan
NatJ Boehner Has a Plan to Avoid a DHS Shutdown—But It Might Not Pass
Hill House will vote Friday to prevent Homeland Security shutdown
Rush Limbaugh Could McConnell and Boehner Really Outfox the Democrats?


USA Today FCC approves new net neutrality rules
WaPo The FCC approves strong net neutrality rules
Fox FCC approves sweeping Internet regulation plan, Obama accused of meddling
NatJ The Increasing Politicization of the FCC

WExam Treasury won't explain decision to make $3 billion in Obamacare payments

WaPo Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails


WSJ A Litmus Test for ObamaCare and the Rule of Law


NYT Police Say Thomas Schweich, Candidate for Missouri Governor, Killed Himself


WSJ Andrew Cuomo’s East Berlin


Chicago Mag CTU’s Jesse Sharkey Thinks Rahm Is Finished in Chicago



February 26, 2015


WSJ GOP Centrists Look to Jeb Bush
Bobby Schindler Jeb Bush Was Right to Try to Save Terri Schiavo
WExam Would Jeb fear starting a 'third Bush war'? Answer is no

NYT Scott Walker Is Set to Deliver New Blow to Labor in Wisconsin
NYT For Scott Walker, a Consistent Approach Under Tough Questioning
Quinnipiac Walker Has Strong Early Lead In Iowa GOP Caucus
Althouse Accusing Scott Walker of Winking
James Taranto He Drives Them Crazy
Howard Kurtz Caucus craziness: How much does Scott Walker’s Iowa lead mean?

WSJ Christie Says He Is Focused on New Jersey
NJ Christie tells voters he's focused on N.J., even if he runs for president

WaPo Trump says he is serious about 2016 bid, is hiring staff and delaying TV gig

Karl Rove Republicans Could Be In For A Wild Ride In 2016

Dan Balz New format adds twist to CPAC expectations for GOP hopefuls
WT CPAC is a vice presidential stage for some seeking Republican ticket

Fox Donation to Clinton Foundation while Hillary was secretary of state violated ethics agreement


NYT Senate Panel Expected to Endorse Lynch as Attorney General

WSJ Senate, in Break From Past, Holds Closed Hearing on Intelligence Threats

NYT Senators Are Announcing Retirements Earlier. Fund-Raising Plays a Big Role.


WaPo With clock ticking, Republicans feud over DHS funding, immigration action
NatJ As Shutdown Nears, McConnell and Boehner Remain Far Apart


WSJ Barack Obama Warns Federal Officials Could Disregard His Immigration Measures

Ann Coulter For Death by ISIS You Have to Go Out; Illegal Aliens Deliver!


WSJ Supreme Court Faults Use of Sarbanes-Oxley in Fisherman Case
WSJ Supreme Court Throws Prosecutors Overboard in Fisherman Case
NYT In Overturning Conviction, Supreme Court Says Fish Are Not Always Tangible

NYT In a Case of Religious Dress, Justices Explore the Obligations of Employers
WaPo Supreme Court seems to side with Muslim woman in discrimination case


Roll Call Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run in Ohio
Roll Call Democrats Skeptical Ted Strickland Will Face Primary


Chicago Tribune Wisconsin Senate approves right-to-work bill
Milwaukee JS Senate adopts right-to-work measure, Assembly next up
Madison Senate committee passes right-to-work bill amid chaos


NatJ Why Bobby Jindal and David Vitter Hate Each Other


WSJ Chicago Mayor Faces A Six-Week Runoff
NYT In Challenger, a Chastening for Emanuel
WaPo Emanuel forced into runoff against Garcia for Chicago mayor
Chicago Tribune Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chuy Garcia face different personality challenge
CSM Chicago surprise: Why Rahm Emanuel faces a runoff – and can he survive it?



February 25, 2015


WSJ Jeb Bush to Invite Big Donors to Meet Likely Campaign Team
WT Jeb Bush to audition at CPAC for conservatives wary of his GOP establishment ties

Dick Morris Is Walker ready to run?
WaPo Scott Walker: 'I didn’t inherit fame or fortune from my family'
Fox Walker denies making swipe at Jeb Bush in Christian convention remark

WSJ Mitch McConnell Backs Rand Paul’s Bid to Run for Both Senate, White House

WExam Christie gets scrappy with Google Bush ad

WSJ Carly Fiorina Allies Form Super PAC to Back Possible White House Run

WaPo Hillary Clinton previews 2016, says it’s time to ‘crack every last glass ceiling’
NYT Clinton ’16 Would Give Gender More of a Role Than Clinton ’08 Did
NYT Hillary Clinton Sketches Campaign Messages in Silicon Valley
NatJ The Suspense Is Gone: Hillary Clinton Is Running and Everyone Knows It


WaPo McConnell plan moves Senate closer to deal on DHS funding, but House support unclear
Fox McConnell offers exit strategy for DHS funding impasse, bill’s fate uncertain
NYT McConnell Proposes Two-Vote Solution to Break Homeland Security Impasse
NatJ This Is How Senate Democrats Think They'll Win the DHS Shutdown


NatJ McConnell's Move Puts Boehner in a Bind
Hill Will Boehner risk the Tea Party’s wrath over DHS funding?


WSJ Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
NYT Obama Vetoes Bill Pushing Pipeline Approval


WaPo Supreme Court to hear case of woman who wasn’t hired because of head scarf


NYT Daniel Donovan, Garner Case Prosecutor, Defends Record as He Runs for Congress

NYT Sheldon Silver’s Lawyers Criticize U.S. Attorney


WSJ Gov. Chris Christie Panel Proposes Overhaul of New Jersey’s Pension System
NYT Christie, in Budget Address, Offers Accord on Pension Plan
NYT Pensions Haunt Christie 4 Years After Being ‘Fixed’


Roll Call Antonio Villaraigosa Won’t Seek Senate in California


Chicago Tribune Welcome to Runoff City
WaPo Emanuel forced into runoff against Garcia for Chicago mayor
NYT Rahm Emanuel Forced Into Runoff in Bid for Second Term as Chicago Mayor


NYT $60 Million Error Is Found in Connecticut Governor’s Budget Proposal



February 24, 2015


WSJ Scott Walker Criticizes Media’s ‘Gotcha Moments’
James Taranto Let’s You and Him Fight: The hazing of Gov. Walker continues
Ann Althouse Non-Wisconsinites, I need to explain something about Scott Walker
Milwaukee JS This time, Gov. Scott Walker's political qualities lead him to trouble

Ed Rogers Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of reasons.
Howard Kurtz To ask or not to ask: Are the media harassing the likes of Scott Walker?
Rush Limbaugh Scott Walker Turns the Condemnation Game Around on Democrats
Fox Unsteady Walker still Jeb’s top rival, but press pile on continues

NYT Jeb Bush Looms Large for Marco Rubio in 2016

NYT Fading Christie Is Giving Bush Stronger Grip on G.O.P.’s Center

WSJ Standing Outside White House, Bobby Jindal Says Obama ‘Disqualified’ Himself

Stu Rothenberg Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton Face Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016

WSJ Conservative PAC Ad Uses Elizabeth Warren to Target Hillary Clinton
WaPo Campaign 2016: American Crossroads: 'Rigged'
Fox Hillary Clinton’s war on women analysis: As senator, Clinton paid women 72 cents for each dollar paid to men


WSJ McConnell Tries New Tactic in Homeland Security Funding Fight
WSJ GOP Plans Bill to Separate Obama Immigration Plan From Homeland Security Funding
NYT Funding Fight Over Homeland Security Poses Dangers for the G.O.P.
WaPo Republicans split on DHS funding, edging closer to partial agency shutdown
Hill Shutdown looms as Dems block DHS bill


Alan Dershowitz The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu


WSJ White House Asks Court to Allow Immigration Plan to Proceed
WT Amnesty contract canceled as White House struggles to comply with ruling

Robert Rubin The Search for a Monetary-Policy Wizard and Political Moral Hazard

Fox VA Secretary Robert McDonald admits lying about Special Forces service
NYT V.A. Secretary Apologizes for Embellishing Military Record


Fred Dicker Cuomo’s former chief of staff still on payroll


WSJ Court Rejects Christie Pension Funding Cuts
NYT Christie Broke Law With Pension Move, New Jersey Judge Says
WaPo Judge rules Gov. Chris Christie broke state law by not making full pension payments
NJ Judge's order to fully fund pension may complicate Christie's budget plans


Fox Alaska becomes third state to legalize recreational marijuana as ballot measure takes effect



February 23, 2015


WaPo Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

WSJ Scott Walker’s School Days
NYT Scott Walker Hardens Tone on Social Issues to Woo Christian Conservatives
NYT In Pre-Primary Pivot to Right, Walker Shifts Tone on Abortion
WaPo Walker’s anti-union law has labor reeling in Wisconsin
WExam Top conservatives call Walker 'presidential,' but ask if he's too much a 'cheesehead'

WSJ Chris Christie’s Role Atop Governors Group Yet to Pay Off

Hill Graham believes he can win SC primary

Fox Pence courts 2016 White House chatter, waves off talk about perhaps waiting too long to decide

WSJ Biden’s Trips Fan 2016 Race Speculation

NYT Economic Recovery Under Obama Creates Quandaries for 2016 Race


Hill Congress faces five-day deadline for funding Homeland Security
Hill Senate Republicans eye new strategy in immigration fight
WSJ Deadline Nears on Homeland Security Funding Impasse
NatJ Congress Returns With No Plan to Avoid Shutdown

WSJ Ohio Depicts Trade Deal’s Complexity
WSJ Top Senate, House Lawmakers Nearing Deal on Trade Promotion Authority

NatJ The GOP's Next Example Of Obama's Executive Overreach


WaPo Congress split over ways to face Islamic State

NatJ Democrats Say They Can Win the House. Their Own 2016 Plan Says Otherwise


NYT Obama’s Expected Keystone Pipeline Veto Is Likely to Be the First in a Wave



February 22, 2015


WSJ Scott Walker, Eyeing 2016, Touts His Political Stamina
DC WaPo To Walker: Do You Think Obama Is A Christian?
WaPo Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian
WExam Scott Walker: 'I don't know' if Obama loves America
WT Walker says he doesn’t know if Obama loves America: ‘You should ask the president’
Dan Balz Gov. Scott Walker’s newfound visibility has exaggerated impact

NYT Bush Spouse Backs Jeb, but Is Wary of Family Business
Maureen Dowd Jeb Bush’s Brainless Trust

WExam Chris Christie looks to bounce back amid Republican doubts
WaPo Chris Christie is the Khal Drogo of the 2016 Republican field

Ross Douthat The G.O.P. Policy Test

WaPo The making of Hillary 5.0: Marketing wizards help reimagine Clinton brand

WExam Warren says U.S. needs 'real change' in latest 2016 hint


Fox Is nuclear war looming in the Senate?


WTimes DHS rushing amnesty contracts at ‘full-throttle pace’: source

WSJ Democrats’ Review Finds Party Ignored Congressional and State Races at Dire Cost
NatJ DGA Leaders Talk Up Manchin and Heitkamp for Governor in 2016

WSJ Sunday Talk Preview: Homeland Security


WaPo Texas roundup: Abbott's agenda and high-profile court rulings


Fox GOP governors in Maryland, Tennessee offer voluntary employee buyouts to reduce government


Salena Zito Gardner part of new conservative generation


WaPo Can Kate Brown restore Oregonians’ confidence in the governor’s office?


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Politico Hugh Hewitt to pose questions at GOP presidential debate

WExam Hugh Hewitt to avoid 'Stephanopoulos moment' in GOP 2016 debate

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

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WExam GOP's new turnout machine was in top gear

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WExam RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

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