Politics & Election News

Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12

Bush's Troubles Weigh Heavily as Republicans Meet - New York Times
Money's Going to Talk in 2008 - Washington Post
And the Winner Is Frist, the Home State Favorite - MSNBC
Political Edge Eyed in Ports Fallout - Washington Times
Dean Trumpets Democrats for Derailing the Dubai Plan - Associated Press
Interior Secretary Gale Norton Resigns - Los Angeles Times
MO Senate Poll: McCaskill 43% Talent 40% - Rasmussen Reports
MA Governor Poll: Reilly Leads, Patrick Gains in New Poll - Boston Globe
NJ Senate Poll: Kean 32% Menendez 30% Undecided 38% - Strategic Vision
IL Governor Poll: Oberweis Closing on Topinka, Poll Finds - Post-Dispatch
FL: Harris to Make 'Major Announcement' - Orlando Sentinel
FL: After Hampering Harris, What is GOP's Next Move? - St. Petersburg Times
PA: Michelman Says She Won't Run for Senate - Centre Daily Times/AP
CO: Romer to Formally Endorse Ritter for Governor - Denver Post
CA: Beatty Urges Dems to Beat Schwarzenegger - Associated Press
CA: Rep. Gallegly's Retirement Leaves GOP Scrambling - The Hill
'08: Democratic Group Endorses Plan for More Early Primaries - New York Times
'08: Primary Changes Could Help Vilsack - Des Moines Register
'08: Lone Wolf McCain Cultivates GOP Pack - Los Angeles Times
'08: McCain Tests New Road to Nomination - Washington Post
'08: For Kerry, N.H. Visit Brings Back Reminders - Boston Globe
'08: Romney Courts Iowa GOP Activists for 2008 Bid - Des Moines Register


Friday, March 10

Under Pressure, Dubai Company Drops Port Deal - New York Times
Bungled Deal Overshadowed GOP Agenda - Washington Times
In an Election Year, GOP Wary of Following Bush - Washington Post
AP-Ipsos: Bush Job Approval at 37%
NJ Senate Poll: Menendez 42% Kean 37% - Fairleigh Dickinson Public Mind
NY Poll: Spitzer, Clinton Still Crushing Opponents - Siena College
FL: Big GOP Names Get Calls About Challenging Harris - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
GA: Bush Drums Up Money, Support, for Ga. GOP - Associated Press
VT: Are Democrats in Trouble in Vermont Politics? - Rutland Herald
PA: Anti-Santorum Political Group Raises Funds - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PA: Lead Projected to Slip for Democrat Casey - Washington Times
RI: Senate Candidate Brown Heads to California to Raise Funds - Associated Press
MN: Gov. Pawlenty Touts 'Innovative Spirit' - Minneapolis Star Tribune
CA: Angelides, Westly Argue Over Who Is Being More Open - Los Angeles Times
AZ: Pederson Looks to Make Inroads on Border, Security Fronts - Phoenix Business Jrnl
'08: Frist, GOP Get 1st Look at 2008 - Tennessean
'08: Rice Still Says No to Boosters of '08 Run for President - San Jose Mercury News
'08: For GOP, No Clear Heir in 2008 - Baltimore Sun


Thursday, March 9

House Panel Defies Bush; Port Deal in Trouble - Newsday
A Rebellion in the G.O.P. on Security, a Signature Issue - New York Times
Behind the Deal on NSA Wiretaps - Christian Science Monitor
House Retirements Give Both Parties' Hope - Associated Press
Carpetbagger Label Not Always a Turnoff - The Hill
FL: Harris Says She Won't Give Up Senate Bid - Lakeland Ledger/AP
WA: Former Black Panther Aaron Dixon to Run for Senate - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
VA: Democratic Challenger to Allen Joins Senate Election Fray - Virginian-Pilot
TX: Dems Must Learn to Live With Cuellar - The Hill
TX: Signature Search Begins for 2 Gov Hopefuls - Austin American-Statesman
TX: Lampson Readies $1.6M Against DeLay - The Hill
PA: Santorum Resumes Lobbyist Huddles - Washington Post
CA: Labor to Put Muscle Behind Angelides in Democratic Primary - Los Angeles Times
MN: Hatch, Klobuchar Dominate DFL Rivals at Precinct Caucuses - Pioneer Press
IL: GOP Battle for Bean's Seat Gets Testy - Chicago Sun-Times
NY: New Entrant in Senate Race Stumbles on Abortion - Westchester Journal News
TN: NRSC Website Assails ‘Fancy Ford’ - The Hill
'08: McCain Will Stir 'Straw' - New York Post
'08: Edwards, McCain to Appear at Political Events in Iowa - Des Moines Register


Wednesday, March 8

House Agrees To Vote On Ports; Showdown With Bush Likely - Washington Post
Congress Renews Patriot Act - CBS News/AP
G.O.P. Senators Say Accord Is Set on Wiretapping - New York Times
Democrats' Data Mining Stirs an Intraparty Battle - Washington Post
CA Senate Poll: Sen. Feinstein Way Ahead - Field Poll
NY Senate Poll: Hillary Clinton 57% John Spencer 30% - NY1/Newsday
WI Poll: Gov. Doyle Vulnerable to Republican Challenge - Strategic Vision
MA Governor Poll: In Dem Primary, Reilly Leads Patrick 47%-37% - Survey USA
GA Governor Poll: Gov. Perdue Leads Democratic Challengers - Strategic Vision
TX: For Governor, It's Perry vs. Bell, With More in Wings - Dallas Morning News
TX: DeLay Handily Defeats Rivals in G.O.P. Primary - New York Times
TX: Familiar Cuellar-Rodriguez Saga in 28th District - San Antonio Express-News
CA: Two Ex-Thomas Staffers May Vie to Replace Him - The Hill
CA: Angelides Draws Scrutiny as Well as Support - Los Angeles Times
MD: Maine Senator's Ex-Aide to Lead Steele Campaign - Washinton Times
'08: White House Hopefuls Skipped Katrina Visit - The Hill
'08: Clinton Says New York, but Money Hints at '08 - New York Times
'08: How Many Books Can Hillary Sell? - New York Observer
'08: Bush Base Key to McCain Success in '08 - Arizona Republic/Cox News
'08: Eyeing ’08, Sen. McCain Courts K St. - The Hill
'08 Poll: Clinton vs. McCain - ABC News


Tuesday, March 7

Democrats Struggle To Seize Opportunity - Washington Post
Bush Perceived Blunders on Iraq, Katrina Buoy Democrats in 2006 - Bloomberg
GOP Faces Tough Climate, the NRSC’s Dole Concedes - The Hill
ABC News/Washington Post: Bush Job Approval at 41%
Rep. Bill Thomas to Retire From Congress - Los Angeles Times
Abortion Battle Gains New Intensity With Ban in S.D. - USA Today
U.S. Wins Ruling Over Military Recruiting at Universities - New York Times
MA Governor Poll: Healey (R) Leads Patrick, Trails Reilly - Survey USA
NY Governor Poll: Spitzer Over Suozzi - Newsday
PA: Santorum Expected to Cut Casey's Big Edge - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
HI: Iraq May Be Pivotal for Akaka and Case - Honolulu Advertiser
TX: Two Little-Known Democrats Fight to Take on GOP Gov - Houston Chronicle/AP
TX: Many Dems Supporting Rodriguez in 28th District Primary - The Hill
NY: Possible Hillary Challenger Has Liberal Bent - New York Post
NY: Rookie's Up-Hil Run Not Futile, GOP Big Says - New York Daily News
CT: Dem Counts on Iraq to Unseat Rep. Shays - The Hill
NJ: Port Issue Puts Candidates Front and Center - Philadelphia Inquirer
MA: Finance Reformer Has Huge War Chest - Boston Globe
OH: Hackett Keeps Popping Up in U.S. News - Cincinnati Enquirer
'08: Hillary Proud of 'Angry' Label - Washington Times
'08: Huckabee Courts Social Conservatives - Des Moines Register


Monday, March 6

For Democrats, Many Verses, but No Chorus - New York Times
Democrats See Obama as Face of 'Reform and Change' - USA Today
The Changing Face of Campaign Donors - Washington Post
Hispanic Evangelical Offering GOP a Bridge to Future - Boston Globe
Impeachment Proves Risky Political Issue - Wall Street Journal
TN Senate Poll: Ford (D) Loses Ground to Republicans - Rasmussen Reports
ME Governor Poll: Incumbent Baldacci (D) 40% at Best - Rasmussen Reports
N.O. Mayor Poll: Mixed News for Mayor Nagin - Times-Picayune
New Orleans: Nagin Brings Message to Voters in Houston - Houston Chronicle
TX: Voters in DeLay's District Consider Their Options - Christian Science Monitor
PA: Swann Part of Rise of Black Republicans | Finds Contributors in Ca. - Pittsburgh PG
FL: Harris Cancels Election Trips - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
IL: Big Names Back Duckworth, but Where's Ground Support? - Chicago Sun-Times
MO: Upbeat Missouri Democrats Press Sharp Attacks on GOP - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
HI: Age Becomes Issue in Case’s U.S. Senate Campaign - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
NY: Neutral Hillary 'Endorses' Spitzer for Gov - New York Post
'08: GOP to Get Early Look at Leading Hopefuls for '08 - Los Angeles Times
'08: Frist Doesn’t Sound Like a Candidate - The State
'08: Kerry: U.S. Must 'End the Empire of Oil' - Associated Press


Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5

'Duke' Gets 8 Years, 4 Months in Prison - San Diego Union-Tribune
Bush Poll Numbers Alarm the GOP - Washington Times
Bush Is Battered, but His Agenda Isn't Beaten - New York Times
Democrats Grill Dean on Money - Washington Post
PA Governor Poll: Rendell, Swann Too Close to Call - Morning Call
PA: Democrats Salivate Over Santorum's Seat - New York Times
TX: DeLay Faces a Rare Primary Challenge - Newsday/AP
NM: Key to the House May Be in New Mexico - Los Angeles Times
IL: Is Blagojevich a Team Player? Critics Say No - Chicago Sun-Times
IL: GOP Gov Hopefuls Contend With "Ryan Factor" - St. Louis Dispatch
NY: In Straw Poll, Spitzer Is Rural Democrats' Favorite - New York Times
MN: In First Debate, Divisions Clear in U.S. Senate Race - St. Paul Pioneer Press
MN: Senate Race Lures Distant Dollars - Minneapolis Star Tribune
CA: Return to Bodybuilding Roots Pumps Up the Gov. - Los Angeles Times
'08: GOP: Get the Hint, Hillary Is Not So Nice - Newsday/AP


Friday, March 3

Port Deal Faces Ban; Bush Falls in Poll - USA Today
Bush Weighed Down by Dubai Firm Uproar and Discontent Over Iraq - LA Times
Lawmaker Vows to Kill Ports Deal - Washington Times
Bush Job Approval: RCP Avg @ 38.7% | CNN/USAT/Gallup | FOX News | LAT/Bloomberg
Senate Passes Legislation to Renew Patriot Act - New York Times
Debate Begins Over Tighter Immigration - Christian Science Monitor
Bush-Shy Republicans Warned of 2006 Losses - Washington Times
AZ Senate Poll: Jon Kyl 57% Jim Pederson 33% - Survey USA
NY: Clinton Challenger Pulled From Reagan-Era Hat - New York Times
NY: GOP Strategist: Clinton Re-Election a Cakewalk - Associated Press
FL: Harris Shuns Spending Requests - Tampa Tribune
MD: Democrats to Push Steele-Katrina Link - Washington Times
TN: Senate Hopefuls Express Concern Over Ports Deal - Kingsport Times-News
MA: GOP Rallies Behind Healey for Governor - Boston Globe
IL: Edgar Goes to Bat for Topinka - Chicago Sun-Times
AZ: Gov. Napolitano Officially Running for Re-Election - Arizona Republic
'08: Flurry of Contenders Expected in New Hampshire - Concord Monitor


Thursday, March 2

Immigration Bills May Split Republicans - Washington Post
Justices Eye Texas Map - The Hill
Doubts Back Home Fuel G.O.P. Worries Over Ports Deal - New York Times
Democratic Group Targets Senate GOP - Boston Globe
Tape: Bush, Chertoff Warned Before Katrina - Associated Press
NY Poll: Clinton, Spitzer Crushing Rivals - Strategic Vision
CA Governor Poll: Schwarzenegger Job Approval at 40% - Field Poll
CA: Gov.'s Race Shows Deep Pockets - Los Angeles Times
MA: In Blow to GOP, Mihos to Run as Independent - Boston Globe
CO: Dems Finally Unite for Ritter in Gov Race - Denver Post
PA: Kate Michelman Says She Might Run for U.S. Senate - Philadelphia Inquirer
PA: Bush Coming to Pittsburgh Raise Money for Santorum - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MD: Black Vote No Longer a Lock for Democrats - Washington Times
CT: Shays Endorsing Lieberman - Hartford Courant
'08: Team Bush Stars in 'Hill' St. Blues - New York Post
'08: GOP Politicians Plan March Visits to Iowa - Des Moines Register


Wednesday, March 1

GOP Unease Spreads to Security Issues - Washington Post
Recent White House Missteps Create Rift With GOP Legislators - Washington Times
Crossing Party Lines Makes Targets of Some Incumbents - USA Today
House Republicans Could See 10 to 15 More Retirements - The Hill
MN Governor Poll: Hatch (D) 45% Pawlenty (R) 40% - Rasmussen Reports
WV: Sen. Byrd Regrets Voting for Patriot Act - Associated Press
CO: Lindstrom Exits Governor Campaign - Denver Post
CA: The Other Celebrity in California's First Family - Christian Science Monitor
MD: AFL-CIO Backs O'Malley, Cardin - Baltimore Sun
IL: Blagojevich Calls Topinka NRA Shill - Chicago Sun-Times
IL: For Roskam, GOP Pulls Out a Big Gun: Cheney - Chicago Sun-Times/AP
'08: Vilsack Meets National Press Corps - Des Moines Register
'08: Vilsack's PAC Donation Violates Law, GOP Says - Des Moines Register
'08: Romney Shifts on Adoption by Gays - Boston Globe
'08: Hail to The Donald? - New York Daily News


Tuesday, February 28

With Port Pact, Democrats Turn Tables - Boston Globe
Bush Job Approval: RCP Average @ 40.4% | Cook/RT Strategies | CBS News
Lobbyist Turns Senator but Twists Same Arms - New York Times
Dems Cool on Obama Bill - The Hill
A.F.L.-C.I.O. to Spend $40 Million on Election - New York Times
MN Senate Poll: Mark Kennedy (R) Now Trails Two Democrats - Rasmussen Reports
IL: Blagojevich Gets a Warning - Chicago Tribune
CA: Character Is Key in Governor Campaign - Los Angeles Times
CA: Democrats Start Their Engines in Race for Governor - Sacramento Bee
OH: Dems Stumble in Ohio - The Hill
WI: Tommy Thompson Muses About Running for Office - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
'08: Clinton Says Rove Obsesses About Her and '08 - New York Times
'08 Poll: Republicans: McCain 30, Giuliani 30, Gingrich, 11 | Democrats: Clinton 44, Edwards 16, Kerry 14 | General Election: McCain 47, Clinton 37 (pdf) - Cook/RT Strategies


Monday, February 27

Review of Port Deal Will Leave Decision to Bush - New York Times
Polling Analysis Finds GOP in the Lead - Washington Times
OR Governor Poll: Democrats in Good Shape - Rasmussen Reports
AL Governor Polls: Mobile-Register | Rasmussen Reports
MT: Senate Candidates Join in Blasting Burns in Chinook - Great Falls Tribune
FL: Harris' Senate Run Hits Speed Bumps - Ocala Star-Banner
PA: Swann Helps Galvanize Local GOP at Gathering - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
IL: Iraq War Vet Picks Up Most Outside Funds - Chicago Sun-Times
NJ: In N.J., Two Candidates Have Made Comebacks - Philadelphia Inquirer
NJ: The GOP Brings in Big Guns for Kean - Newark Star-Ledger
MA: Patrick, at Pulpit, Lists His Priorities - Boston Globe
TN: Ramsey: No Strong Challenger to Bredesen in Gov's Race - Kingsport Times-News
NY: Suozzi Goes on Offensive - New York Daily News
NY: Suozzi Risks Being Dem Party Pariah - New York Post
MN: Coleman-Franken Talk Isn't Only Thing Getting Serious - Minneapolis Star Tribune
'08: McCain Looks Presidential on Taxes - Washington Times
'08: In Travels Around US, Romney's Wife a Hit - Boston Globe


Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26

Democrats See Hope of Winning Governors' Seats - New York Times
Democrats Look for Historic Shift in Governors' Races - Washington Post
Port Deal Threatens Bush's Standing in GOP - Los Angeles Times
Sizing Up the Coming Abortion Battle - New York Times
IL Governor Poll: Blagojevich (D) Struggling But Ahead - Rasmussen Reports
WV Senate Poll: Byrd (D) Coasting to Ninth Term - Rasmussen Reports
CO Governor Poll: Ritter (D) Takes Lead - Rasmussen Reports
OH: Democrats Pin Hopes on Ohio to Retake Congress - Minneapolis Star Tribune
TX: DeLay, Cuellar Races Highlight Texas Congressional Primaries - Associated Press
CA: State GOP Strives for Unity in 'Turning Point' Election Year - Mercury News/AP
PA: Senate Rivals in Pennsylvania In a Dead Heat on Mortgages - Washington Post
NY: L.I. Democrat Takes On Spitzer in Governor Race - New York Times
NJ: Port Fight Raises Menendez's Profile - Jersey Journal
NJ: McCain Stumping for U.S. Senate Candidate Kean Jr. - Newsday
AZ: Politics Probably Not Behind Drug Bust of Senate Candidate's Son - Arizona Republic
'08: Edwards Tells Iowans Port Deal Is Security Risk - Des Moines Register
'08: Frist Says His Leadership PAC Will Be Spending - Southern Standard
'08: Clinton Campaign Ready for More Than 2006 - Associated Press


Friday, February 24

Dubai Company Delays New Role at Six U.S. Ports - New York Times
Gov. Ehrlich Is Inclined To Accept Port Deal for Baltimore - Washington Post
On Campaign Trail, Bush Raises Money for Midterm Races - New York Times
RNC Chief Hails Progress in Luring Blacks - Washington Times
FL Senate Poll: Nelson Has 22-Point Lead Over Harris - Quinnipiac
CA: Gov. Faces Reelection Obstacles - Los Angeles Times
MD: Steele Concedes Recent 'Hiccups' - Washington Times
CT: Facing Party Fight, Lieberman Grabs Key Endorsements - Hartford Courant
PA: Republican Irey Might Run Against Murtha - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
IL: Duckworth Snags Obama for TV Ad - Chicago Sun-Times
MA: Blute Says He Won't Challenge Kennedy - Boston Globe
OH: Bush Visits to Boost DeWine - Cincinnati Post
'08: Democrats Mulling Hillary Clinton Run Weigh Nostalgia vs. Fatigue - Knight Ridder
'08: Sen. Clinton Turns to Veteran Fundraisers - Associated Press


Thursday, February 23

Republicans Split With Bush on Ports - Washington Post
Showdown With GOP Risky for Bush - USA Today
Ban on Most Abortions Advances in South Dakota - New York Times
Democrat Voters Low on Enthusiasm - Washington Times
'08 Poll: Clinton, Rice Are Top Contenders Among Party Faithful - Marist
New Orleans: In Reelection Bid, Nagin Faces a Crowded Field - Washington Post
OH: House Candidate Doesn't Qualify - Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
MD: Cardin Takes Lead on Steele - Washington Times
NY: GOP: Spitzer's Money Is Tainted - New York Post
CA: Camejo to Run for California Governor - Associated Press
OH: Brown Stresses Key Issues in Marietta - Marietta Times
WI: Sen. Kohl Holds `Pre-Kickoff' Event for Re-Election Bid - Duluth News Tribune/AP
'08: Bush-Hillary: She Inflates As G.O.P. Attacks - New York Observer
'08: Kerry Visit to Support Colorado Democrats - Denver Post


Wednesday, February 22

Bush Backs Transfer of U.S. Ports to Dubai Firm - MSNBC/AP
Analysis: Washington Post | New York Times | Los Angeles Times
Justices to Review Partial Birth Abortion Ban - New York Times
Freshman Obama Rakes It in for Colleagues - Associated Press
Now Running for Office: An Army of Iraq War Vets - Christian Science Monitor
Survey USA: Approval Ratings for All 100 Senators
MD Senate Poll: Cardin (D) With Double Digit Lead Over Steele (R) - Rasmussen Reports
FL Governor Poll: GOP's Crist Out in Front - Quinnipiac
FL Poll: Crist (R) Leads Gov. Race | Sen. Nelson (D) Ahead in Sen. Race - Strategic Vision
FL: Harris Uses 2000 Election To Raise Cash - Tampa Tribune
CA: Momentum Shifts Back to Governor - San Francisco Chronicle
PA: Santorum, Casey Target the Gun Vote - Patriot-News
OH: Hackett Releases Research on Brown - Toledo Blade
IL: For Veteran Tammy Duckworth, Latest Fight Is For a House Seat - CS Monitor
NY: Weld Suffers Two Setbacks to Candidacy in One Day - New York Times
TX: Centrist Democrat Cuellar Undermined - Washington Times
TX: Hollywood Celebrities Pitch in to Defeat Rep. DeLay - The Hill
OH: Ohio Democrats Shying Away From Ney Race - Associated Press
NY: Gay Rights Group Criticizes Clinton's Stance on Same-Sex Marriage - New York Times
'08: McCain to Push Immigration Plan in Florida - Miami Herald
'08: Vilsack Quietly Focuses on '08 Presidential Campaign - Des Moines Register
'08: Huckabee Gets 2008 Race Number - KTHV


Tuesday, February 21

2 GOP Governors Join Criticism of Port Deal - Chicago Sun-Times/AP
Millions Not Joining Medicare Drug Plan - Washington Post
States Curbing Right to Seize Private Homes - New York Times
Bush Urges Funding for Alternative Energy - Washington Post
Schumer Sharing Success - Times Herald-Record
'08 Poll: Voters Think USA is Ready for A Women President - Siena College
PA Senate Poll: Santorum Down 16 to Casey - Rasmussen Reports
PA Governor Poll: Rendell 46% Swann 43% - Rasmussen Reports
MS: Using a Lobbyist's Pull From the Governor's Seat - New York Times
MO: Talent v. McCaskill: The Big Money Race - St. Louis Business Journal
OH: Hackett: Brown Campaign Spread Rumors - Cincinnati Enquirer
NY: Dems Put Squeeze on Suozzi - New York Post
IL: Frequent No. 2 Oberweis Expecting a Better Outcome This Time - Belleville News/AP
MD: Democratic Gov. Candidates Seek Endorsements - Washington Times
CO: 2 in, 1 Out for Hefley's House Seat - Denver Post
TX: Hutchison's Foes in Primary Running Unusual Campaigns - Houston Chronicle
'08: McCain's 'Death Dance' - ABC News
'08: Romney Adds to His US Travels - Boston Globe/AP


Monday, February 20

Democrats May Unite on Plan to Pull Troops - Boston Globe
White House Working to Avoid Wiretap Probe - Washington Post
Congressmen Threaten Probe of U.S. Seaports Deal - Washington Times
A Real Racial Tipping Point - Newsweek
OH Governor Poll: Strickland Leads Blackwell 47%-35% - Rasmussen Reports
FL: U.S. Senate Candidates Discuss Iraq - South Florida Sun-Sentinel/AP
FL: Harris 'Grass Fire' Hits Hernando County - St. Petersburg Times
HI: Democrats Back Akaka in Race With Case - Honolulu Advertiser
IL: Gov Jumps in With No-Tax-Hike Vow - Chicago Sun-Times
MD: Hedging Their Bets in Governor's Race - Baltimore Sun
MN: AFSCME Endorses Klobuchar Despite Local's Criticism - St. Paul Pioneer Press/AP
MN: Race for 6th District Seat Sure to Intrigue - Minneapolis Star Tribune
CA: TV Ads Put Focus on Reiner - Los Angeles Times
MA: Governor, Candidates Weigh the Pros, Cons of Gambling Bill - Boston Globe
PA: Pennsylvania Chock-Full of Exciting Races - Centre Daily Times/AP
NY: Suozzi Takes Back Seat to Spitzer at Gathering - New York Times
NY: Weld's Bid Said to Get Big Boost From Bruno's Backing - New York Post
'08: So Where Is the Clinton Re-Election Campaign? - Newsday/AP
'08: Special Care for Big Clinton Donors - Washington Post
'08: Presidential Hopefuls Hit the Trail - Wall Street Journal


Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19

Bush Job Approval: Time | Marist | RCP Average at 41.5%
Will New Drug Plan Hurt GOP in November? - New York Times
New House Leader More To Liking of GOP Centrists - Washington Times
Stem-Cell Research Splits U.S. Republicans - Reuters
OH Senate Poll: DeWine (R) by 9 Over Brown - Rasmussen Reports
Survey USA: Approval Ratings For All 50 Governors
IL: After War Injury, an Iraq Vet Takes on Politics - Washington Post
MT: Abramoff Ties Hurt Burns - Los Angeles Times
PA: Time for Lynn Swann to Show Voters His Game Plan - Pocono Record
OH: Complex Mix Behind Hackett's Withdrawal - Cleveland Plain Dealer
NJ: Enthusiasm for Kean Will Be Key to Fundraising Success - Newsday/AP
MD: Steele Campaign Official Resigns - Baltimore Sun
NM: Carraro to Run for Senate Seat - Rio Rancho Observer
MA: The Nonpolitician Who Would Be Governor - Boston Globe
FL: President Bush Still Raising Florida Money, but Uncertainty Looms - Associated Press
'08: Iowa Vets Can Affect Caucuses - Des Moines Register
'08: Hillary Clinton Looks Like a 2008 Candidate - ABC News
'08: Out of Office? It Might Be an Edge for 2008 - Los Angeles Times
'08: Romney Visits S.C. - Boston Globe


Friday, February 17

Accord in House to Hold Inquiry on Surveillance - New York Times
Rumsfeld Slams War Statements by Murtha - Washington Times
Immigration Issue Threatens GOP's Fla. Stronghold - Washington Post
Survey USA: Bush Job Approval For All 50 States
SC Governor Poll: Sanford (R) Has Double Digit Lead - Rasmussen Reports
CT Poll: Gov. Rell, Sen. Lieberman Crush Possible Challengers - Quinnipiac
CT Senate Poll: Lieberman by 20 - Rasmussen Reports
NY: Dem Suozzi to Challenge Spitzer in Gov. Primary - New York Post
MA: Blute May Take on Ted K - Boston Herald
OH: Ney Faces Unexpected Challenge in GOP Primary - The Hill
IL: Gov Admits 'Rocky Moments,' Touts Victories - Chicago Sun-Times
MD: Mayor's Camp Fighting Back Against Gubernatorial Opponents - Baltimore Sun
CO: Former Sen. Gary Hart Endorses Ritter for Governor - Denver Post
PA: Swann Asserts Pride in Voting Record - Philadelphia Inquirer


Thursday, February 16

Cheney: 'One of the Worst Days of My Life' - FOX News
Critics See a White House Failure to Communicate - Los Angeles Times
Bush Visits Ohio to Boost State GOP - Associated Press
Harris Interactive: Bush Job Approval at 40%
House Balks at Reforms on Pork - Washington Times
Senate Aide's Spouse Gets a Windfall - USA Today
The Legal Woes Of Rep. Jefferson - Washington Post
Democrats Seize on Bush Drug Plan Flaws as 2006 Campaign Issue - Bloomberg
FL Governor Poll: GOP Widens Lead Over Dem Challengers - Rasmussen Reports
MA Governor Poll: Patrick and Reilly Running Even Among Democrats - Boston Globe
GA Governor Poll: Perdue Leads by Double Digits - Rasmussen Reports
NJ Senate Poll: Menendez 39% Kean 36% Undecided 25% - Rasmussen Reports
LA: Odom: Blanco Not Able to Turn Louisiana Around - Monroe News Star
PA: Swann Sat Out on Most Election Days - Philadelphia Inquirer
CA: Gov. Plans Massive Fund Drive - Los Angeles Times
MD: Ehrlich Wary of Voting Method - Baltimore Sun

PA: Casey's Abramoff-Linked Donations Draw Flak From GOP, Santorum - Pittsburgh PG
OH: Hackett Cites Vow in Declining to Run - Cincinnati Enquirer
'08: GOP White House Hopefuls Storming South Carolina - The Hill
'08: RNC Invites 31 Cities to Make Bid for 2008 GOP Convention - Boston Globe/AP
'08: Bloomberg for President? No Way, He Says - New York Daily News


Wednesday, February 15

Cheney's Response A Concern In GOP - Washington Post
Critics: Mishap Shows Cheney's Secretive Side - USA Today
Senate Scrubs Hearings as Politics Trump Policy in an Election Year - New York Times
Senate Foes Block Proposed Trust Fund For Asbestos Victims - Washington Post
George Lucas Helps Democrats Strike Back - Los Angeles Times
WA Senate Poll: Maria Cantwell 48% Mike McGavick 40% - Strategic Vision
IA Governor Poll: Nussle 40% Culver 40% - Rasmussen Reports
AL Governor Poll: Riley Builds Bigger Lead Over Moore - Mobile Register
MI Senate Poll: Stabenow Retains Big Lead - Rasmussen Reports
PA Governor Poll: Rendell Out Of Gate With 12-Point Lead Over Swann - Quinnipiac
PA: Only Foe Still Facing Swann is Rendell - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
OH: With Hackett Departure, Old Politics Win - Associated Press
IL: Gidwitz Gives Topinka a Venomous Valentine - Chicago Sun-Times
CO: Ritter Walks Tightrope With Abortion Stance - Denver Post
AR: Hutchinson Downplays Impeachment Role in Gov Race - Associated Press
PA: Senate Hopefuls Outsource for $ - Philadelphia Daily News
PA: NRSC Lashes Out at Casey for Not Returning Ayoob Cash - The Hill
MA: Romney’s Travels Leave Healey in the Spotlight - Boston Herald
'08: Frist, McCain, Bayh Use Their PACs to Amass Funds Ahead of 2008 - Bloomberg
'08: Will Bloomberg Run For President As Sane Perot? - New York Observer


Tuesday, February 14

House GOP Faces Election-Year Hurdles - The Hill
White House Deferred to Cheney on Shooting - Washington Post
CNN/USA Today/Gallup: Bush Job Approval at 39% | RCP Average: 42.4%
Power Struggle Over Pork - The Hill
MO Senate Poll: Talent (R) 46% McCaskill (D) 41% - Rasmussen Reports
CA Governor Poll: Schwarzenegger 41% Favorable - Rasmussen Reports
FL Senate Poll: Republicans Supporting Harris - Rasmussen Reports
MT Senate Poll: Burns (R) in Trouble - Rasmussen Reports
MI Governor Polls: Rasmussen Reports | EPIC/MRA
AR Governor Poll: Beebe Leads - Rasmussen Reports
VA Senate Poll: Allen Leads for 2nd Term - Washington Times
KS Governor Poll: Sebelius Lead Slips - Rasmussen Reports
TX Governor Poll: Perry (R) Still at 40% - Rasmussen Reports
OH: Hackett Leaves Senate Race - Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
CT: House Campaign Hinges on Iraq - Wall Street Journal
CA: With Eye on Statewide Race, Issa Backs Schwarzenegger - The Hill
MA: Wild Card Looms in Governor's Race - Boston Globe
MD: Duncan Rebukes O'Malley Over Crime - Washington Post
NY: Spencer: Clinton Aids and Abets Our Enemies - Newsday/AP
'08: Kerry Speaks of Iran, Iraq, and Another Run - Boston Globe
'08: In Iowa, Sen. Bayh Calls for More Leak Details - Des Moines Register
'08: McCain Most Popular Sunday Talk-Show Guest - Arizona Republic


Monday, February 13

Political Heat Over Disasters Rising - Christian Science Monitor
Spying Necessary, Democrats Say - Washington Post
Dean Calls for Cheney to Resign - Washington Times
Democrats Looking to Congressional Gains in Fall Election - Cox News
An Outspoken Conservative Loses His Place at the Table - New York Times
PA Senate Poll: Casey Widens Lead Over Santorum - Quinnipiac
OH: House Democrats Urge Hackett to Leave Senate Race - WCPO/AP
OH: Will More Tact Help Hackett Win More Votes? - Toledo Blade
TN: 'Stand Up for Me,' Ford Jr. Urges - Jackson Sun
VA: Democrats Will Hold Primary to Pick Nominees - Roanoke Times
PA: Santorum Warns GOP Crowd of Coming Challenges - Patriot-News
PA: For Santorum and Casey, Fund-Raising Is Constant - Philadelphia Inquirer
MD: Septic Fee Angers Ehrlich's Rural Base - Baltimore Sun
CA: Governor's Team Adds Former Rove Protege - San Francisco Chronicle
'08: On Podium, Some Say, Mrs. Clinton Is No Mr. Clinton - New York Times
'08: Warner Seen as Alternative to Hillary - Washington Times
'08: Bayh Urges Democrats to Focus on Terrorism - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier/AP


Saturday-Sunday, February 11-12

Inquiry Into Wiretapping Article Widens - New York Times
A Wrathful Right Turns on Bush - Boston Globe
Prospects Bright for Bush's Competitiveness Plan - Los Angeles Times
Bush Job Approval: RCP Avg at 42.6% | Gallup | FOX News | AP-Ipsos | Pew Research
House Republicans Rally for Epic Battle - New York Times
RI Senate Poll: Chafee (R) in Competitive Race - Rasmussen Reports
WA Senate Poll: Cantwell (D) Still Leads McGavick - Rasmussen Reports
MO: Talent’s Stem Cell Switch Is Under Fire - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
PA: Swann Scores Endorsement of State GOP - Patriot-News
MD: Steele Employs Strategy of Silence - Baltimore Sun
MD: Steele Apologizes for Holocaust Remarks - Washington Post
TN: Tennessee Battle For U.S. Senate Seat In Full Swing - WTVF
MN: Senate Race Puts State in Spotlight - Minneapolis Star Tribune
AZ: Kyl Has Triple the Funds of Challenger Pederson - Arizona Republic
AZ: Where Will the Issue of Wiretaps Take Senate Race? - Arizona Republic
NY: Weld Bids to Unify the Right - New York Daily News
CA: In Campaign, Westly Seeks an Insider-Outsider Balance - Los Angeles Times
IL: Candidates Criticize Topinka in Her Absence - Chicago Sun-Times
'08: For Possible '08 Run, McCain Is Courting Bush Loyalists - Washington Post
'08: Hillary Is Losing the Clinton Touch - Times of London
'08: Warner's High Hopes Meet Low Rating in N.H. - Washington Post
'08: Governor Nobody Sneaks Up on Hillary - Times of London
'08: Gingrich Cheers Frustrated Conservatives - Associated Press


Friday, February 10

Cheney: Spying Should Be Election Issue - Washington Post
AP-Ipsos: Surveillance Wins More Backers
Conservatives Unsettled About Movement's Future - New York Times
GOP Reaches Patriot Act Deal - Washington Times
Reid Had Frequent Contact with Abramoff Team - Washington Post
NBC: Libby Defense Will Allege Cheney Role - NBC News
'08 Poll: GOP Has '08 Edge - Fox News
PA Governor Poll: Rendell, Swann in Dead Heat - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
CO Governor Poll: Ritter Has Lead Over Beauprez - Denver Post
CA: Sheehan Won't Challenge Feinstein - Los Angeles Times
MD: Steele Is Criticized For Citing Holocaust - Washington Post
MD: No Joke: Maryland Democrats Will Honor Steele - Washington Times
TX: A Political Shootout in a South Texas District - NBC News
NY: With Wink at Green Light, Bloomberg Makes a Sharp Left - New York Times
'08: John Cox Might Make a Run for President - Chicago Sun-Times


Thursday, February 9

Democrats in Search of Pithy Agenda - USA Today
Applause, Skepticism for President in N.H. - Boston Globe
White House Agrees to Brief Congress on NSA Surveillance - Washington Post
Obama & McCain: Pen Pals Call Truce - Chicago Sun-Times
Democratic Politicians Break Into Blogosphere - Washington Times
Warrior Candidates Not Yet Battle-Hardened, Dems Worry - The Hill
Senate Races 2006: An Early Look - CBS News
AZ Governor Poll: Napolitano Maintains Lead - Rasmussen Reports
RI Senate Poll: Carcieri, Chafee Lead Opponents - Brown University
MN: Ciresi Won't Run for Senate - St. Paul Pioneer Press
MA: Healey Launches Drive for Governor - Boston Globe
NY: In Weld's Bid, G.O.P. Risks Losing Conservative Party Allies - New York Times
NJ: UAW Speech, Money Shows Menendez's Power With Organized Labor - Newsday/AP
ID: Sorensen Heading to D.C., as Fight for Idaho-1 Revs Up - The Hill
TN: Bryant Says Corker/Ford "Two Peas In A Pod On Abortion" - Chattanoogan
MS: Barbour Will Run for Re-Election as Governor in 2007 - Jackson Clarion-Ledger
'08: Clinton Blasts Bush on War - Newsday
'08: Come On, Get Happy, Hillary - New York Post
'08: Warner Prepares for New Hampshire - New York Sun


Wednesday, February 8

Some Democrats Are Sensing Missed Opportunities - New York Times
Senate Toughens Scrutiny of Wiretapping - Christian Science Monitor
A Eulogy for King, a Scolding for Bush - Los Angeles Times
Many Proposed Budget Cuts Have Met Limited Success in the Past - Washington Post
Pony Up, GOP Senators Told - The Hill
IL Governor Poll: Topinka 48% Blagojevich 37% - Rasmussen Reports
NJ Senate Poll: Tom Kean Jr. 33% Robert Mendenez 28% - Strategic Vision
MA Governor Poll: Reilly’s Big Lead in Primary Shrinking - Suffolk University
AL Governor Poll: Riley Holds Single Digit Leads - Rasmussen Reports
RI Senate Poll: Dems Senate Race a Dead Heat - Pawtucket Times
WI Governor Poll: Doyle (D) With Modest Lead - Rasmussen Reports
PA: Scranton Drops Out of Race for Governor - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
PA: The Stage Is Set for Swann, Rendell - Philadelphia Inquirer
CA: Boxer Urges Sheehan to Not Challenge Feinstein - San Francisco Chronicle
OR: Jim Hill Announces Gubernatorial Bid - The Oregonian
VA: Ex-Naval Head Seeks to Be Democratic Nominee for Senate - Richmond Times-Dispatch
HI: Matsunaga Eyes Case's House Seat - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
TX: DeLay Hopes to Ride a Rocket to ’06 Victory - The Hill
'08: 'A Lot More, ALot Earlier' | Hopefuls, Activists Are Stirring - USA Today
'08: Miss. Governor Says He Won’t Run for President in 2008 - Associated Press
'08: President Clinton No. 2? - ABC News
'08: Hillary Backs Donation to Pro-Lifer - Washington Times
'08: Arkansas Governor Plans Stop in S.C. - Myrtle Beach Sun News/AP


Tuesday, February 7

Gonzales Defends Surveillance From Senate Attacks - Washington Post
Bush Budget a Tough Row - Christian Science Monitor
Slowing Medicare Will Be Tough in Election Year - USA Today
Analysis: Bush Holds Fast to a Policy of Lower Taxes - New York Times
'08 Poll: Ready For A Woman President? - CBS News
OK Governor Poll: Henry 58% Istook 31% - KOTV
WY Governor Poll: Freudenthal Way Ahead of Hunkins - Mason Dixon
CO: Hickenlooper: "No" to Governor's Race - Denver Post
NV: Former First Son Jack Carter Running for U.S. Senate - San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
NV: Coffers Beginning to Fill for Governor, Senate Battle - Las Vegas Business Press
CT: Lamont Rallying Support for Senate Campaign - Greenwich Time
NY: Spitzer Campaign Getting Money From Sources Spitzer Disavows - New York Times
NE: Ricketts Gets His Name Out in Nebraska Advertising Blitz - The Hill
TN: A Chat With Senate Candidate Ed Bryant - Jackson Sun
MD: Kerry Headlines Event for Md. Incumbent Cummings - Baltimore Sun
'08: Giuliani Swings Back Into Presidential Fray - New York Daily News
'08: Senator Clinton Resists 'Angry' Label, Calmly - New York Times
'08: McCain Counters Obama With Sharp Rebuttal on Lobbying Reform - The Hill


Monday, February 6

President To Propose New $2.7 Trillion Budget - USA Today
Handful of Races May Tip Control of Congress - Washington Post
GOP Sees Boost From Economy - Washington Times
Boehner Favors Openness In Lobbyist Work - Los Angeles Times
ME Governor Poll: Baldacci (D) Struggling - Rasmussen Reports
MN: Competitive President Takes on Minn., Democrats - USA Today
MO: Stem-Cell Research Divides GOP in Missouri - Associated Press
GA: Republican Senators Urge Reed to Quit Race - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
CA: Opposites Attract on Team Arnold - Los Angeles Times
MD: A Year for Choosing Leaders -- And Directions - Baltimore Sun
NJ: (State) Sen. Kean Goes to Washington - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Republican Trump Backs Spitzer for Governor - New York Post
'08: RNC Chair Calls Hillary Clinton "Angry" - New York Times
'08: Frist Gives Talent Lift, Mulls ’08 - Columbia Daily Tribune
'08: Bush's Sales Force Getting Distracted by Campaign 2008 - Newsweek


Saturday-Sunday, February 4-5

As Dust Settles, the Speaker of the House Emerges, Still Standing - New York Times
Backing Dark Horse Boehner May Mean Big Payoff for a Few - Washington Post
GOP Lawmakers' Loyalties Face a Test - Los Angeles Times
FL: GOP Bigwigs Open Wallets for Harris - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
CT: State Party Leaders Censure Lieberman - Hartford Courant
MA: Patrick Wins Big Among Delegates - Boston Globe
NV: Goodman Meetings Stoke Talk of Run for U.S. Senate - Las Vegas Review-Journal
MN: Politicos Handicap Rybak for Senate Run - St. Paul Pioneer Press
MN: Wetterling's a Candidate Once Again for Sixth District Congress - Pioneer Press
TN: 'Real Conservative' Ed Bryant Launches Senate Campaign - Kingsport Times-News
'08: Amid 2008 Talk, Giuliani Flies Under Radar - Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP
'08: GOP Chairman: Hillary Shows Lot of Anger - Associated Press
'08: Sen. Clinton Urges Youths to Get Involved - Philadelphia Inquirer
'08: Frist Raises $3.5M in 2005, Spreads Funds Among GOP - Jackson Sun
'08: Dr. Frist to N.H., Stat - Washington Post


Friday, February 3

In an Upset, Boehner Is Elected House GOP Leader - Washington Post
Triumph Signals Shift in House GOP - The Hill
Leader's Rise Reflects Growing Concern in Republican Ranks - New York Times
Republicans Were Masters In the Race to Paint Alito - Washington Post
MI Poll: Granholm, Stabenow Hold Leads Over Republican Rivals - Strategic Vision
MA: Reilly: Politics 'Not My Strong Suit' - Boston Globe
NY: Spitzer Unchills As Race Begins, Notices Suozzi - New York Observer
TN: Bryant Announces Bid for Senate Seat - Jackson Sun
RI: Senate Candidate Calls for Bush Impeachment - Pawtucket Times
CO: Candidate Ritter Quietly Canvassing - Denver Post
PA: Swann's GOP Nod Grows Likelier as Bucks Joins Fold - Philadelphia Inquirer
TX: In Sitting With GOP, Is Cuellar Making a Stand? - Dallas Morning News
WA: 5,224 Dead Are Registered to Vote - Seattle Times
NY: Clinton Campaign Finds New Donors - Buffalo News
'08: McCain Gains on the Right - New York Post
'08: In Outreach, Kerry Posts to a Liberal Political Blog - Boston Globe
'08: Ethanol-Touting New York Governor Makes Visit to Iowa - Des Moines Register


Thursday, February 2

Blunt Still Favorite to Capture House Post - Los Angeles Times
McCain Backs Shadegg in Race for House Majority Leader - Arizona Republic
In Leadership Races, Few Have Shown All Their Cards - The Hill
Budget Cuts Pass By a Slim Margin - Washington Post
House Votes to Extend Patriot Act 6 Weeks - MSNBC/AP
Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. Spying - New York Times
Lobbying Changes Divide House GOP - Washington Post
Democrats Close Financial Gap With Republicans, Led by Senators - Bloomberg
WI Poll: Gov. Doyle, Sen. Kohl in Close Races for Re-Election - Strategic Vision
NY Governor Poll: Spitzer Formidable Frontrunner in Race - Marist College
NV Governor Poll: Gibbons (R) by 5 - Rasmussen Reports
FL: Republicans Finally Get Behind Harris - The Hill
PA: Swann Catching Some Free Publicity During Super Bowl Week - Pitt Post-Gazette
NY: Weld Blasts Spitzer on Medicaid Fraud - New York Post
MA: Reilly's Pick Withdraws From Race - Boston Globe
IA: Iowa Can Determine Control of U.S. House, Daschle Says - Des Moines Register
AZ: Pederson Steps Up Fundraising, but Trails Kyl - Phoenix Business Journal
HI: Case Had No Active Fundraising - Honolulu Advertiser
SD: Herseth Raises Funds Despite Lack of Foe - Rapid City Journal
MD: Cardin's Cash Edge Over Mfume Draws Ire of Black Democrats - Washington Times
IL: Lobbyist as Gov's Rep Spurs Concern - Chicago Sun-Times


Wednesday, February 1

Bush Warns Against Shrinking Global Role - Washington Post
Resetting Agenda, President Says US Must Cut Reliance on Oil - New York Times
Kaine in Response for Dems Calls for ‘Better Way’ - MSNBC/AP
SOTU Analysis: Washington Post | Los Angeles Times | USA Today | New York Times
Senate Confirms Alito as Next Justice, 58-42 - Los Angeles Times
Alito Vote May Be Decisive in Marquee Cases This Term - New York Times
Senate Democrats Ahead Of GOP in Fundraising - Washington Post
Money Chase Is Unstinting for Control of Senate in 110th - The Hill
NY: Golisano Opts Not to Run, Reshaping Race for Governor - New York Times
CA: Gov.'s Campaign Is in Debt | Big Tent to Be Tested - Los Angeles Times
RI: Chafee Takes GOP Maverick Role, Again - Associated Press
PA: Santorum Boosts His Financial Advantage Over Casey - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MD: Mfume Lags in Funding for Senate Campaign - Baltimore Sun
VT: Sanders Reports Raising $1.8 Million for Senate Race - Associated Press
IL: Gov's War Chest More Flush Than GOP Rivals' - Chicago Sun-Times
PA: Scranton, Swann Trail Rendell by Millions in Money - Philadelphia Inquirer
CO: 7th District Candidates Prep for a Costly Fight - Denver Post
NE: Ricketts Leads Funding Race for Republicans - Lincoln Journal-Star/AP
MA: Reilly's Pick Delinquent on Taxes, Loans - Boston Globe
'08: Rudy Heads South to Test the Waters - Time
'08: Clinton Raises Over $21 Million - Newsday/AP
'08: Brownback’s Small Cash Pile: A Deep Hole for White House Bid? - Kansas City Star
'08: Potential Candidates Visiting Iowa This Month - Des Moines Register


Tuesday, January 31

Bush Will Use Address to Focus on Alternative Fuels and Nuclear Plants - New York Times
Speech Offers Chance to Set Agenda for Country and Rally Support - USA Today
NBC/Wall Street Journal: Bush Job Approval at 39%
Bush Keeps Eye On Fall Elections - Hartford Courant
Liberal Activists Promote a Ruckus to Silence Bush - Washington Times
Final Senate Vote on Alito Is Scheduled for This Morning - New York Times
Alito Filibuster Effort Falls Short - Boston Globe
Kennedy Seen as The Next Justice In Court's Middle - Washington Post
NY Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Re-election Prospects…and More - Marist College
NY Poll: Spitzer and Clinton Remain in Solid Positions - Siena College
OH Governor Poll: Blackwell Leads by 10 points in Primary Race - Columbus Dispatch
PA: Swann May Lock up GOP Endorsement This Evening - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
MA: Democrats Plan Mass. Rebuilding - Boston Globe
TN: Ford, Black Leaders at Odds Over Alito - The Hill
NE: Stenberg Launches U.S. Senate Campaign - WOWT
FL: Florida GOP May Continue to Have Edge in Donations - Tallahassee Democrat
MD: O'Malley: City's Progress 'Irrefutable' - Washington Post
MD: Mfume Recruits Ex-Aides to Dean - Washington Times
OH: Ryan and Hackett Find Common Ground - Youngstown Vindicator
WA: 2004 Election Controversy Still Hounds Gregoire - Seattle Times
'08: Vilsack: Opposing Wiretapping Dangerous for Democrats - Des Moines Register
'08: Two GOP Moves Would Hinder McCain Run - The Hill
'08: Kerry Raised More Than $5 Million in 2005 - ABC News/AP


Monday, January 30

The First Big Race of 2006 - Time
Corruption Scandals Cast Shadow on GOP Leadership Race - Washington Post
The Fight to Lead the House G.O.P. - New York Times
Summing Up the Union, and in the Boss's Words - New York Times
Bush Sets Sights Lower This Time - Los Angeles Times
President to Address Use of Alternate Energy Sources - Boston Globe
Obama Criticizes Party for Strategy - Washington Times
GOP Facing Battles In Blues - Hartford Courant
TN Senate Poll: Still Competitive, Republicans Climbing - Rasmussen Reports
ND Senate Poll: Double Digit Leads for Conrad - Rasmussen Reports
HI: Case's Challenge of Akaka Rocks the Democratic Party Boat - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
IA: Gubernatorial Candidates Not Well Known - Des Moines Register
NY: D'Amato Stirs GOP Turmoil - New York Post
IL: Candidates for Governor Argue Over DNA Backlog - Chicago Sun-Times
MD: GOP Seeks to Fill Void in Balto. Co. Race - Baltimore Sun
'08: U.S. Ready for Lady President, Hillary Says - New York Daily News


Saturday-Sunday, January 28-29

State of Union: Many Left Guessing What Bush Will Say - Arizona Republic
Health Care Now at Top of Bush's Agenda - New York Times
Bush Job Approval: Time | ABC/Wash Post | Cook/RT Strategies | RCP Average at 43.4%
Blogs Attack From Left as Democrats Reach for Center - Washington Post
Reynolds: NRCC Has $19 Million in Bank - The Hill
CT Senate Poll: Lieberman in Command - Rasmussen Reports
MN Polls: Governor: Pawlenty (R) 47% Hatch (DFL) 44% | Senate: Toss-Up - Rasmussen
WA: Cantwell's Challenger Vows to ‘Rescue' Senate - The Olympian
IA: Celebrities, Ex-Iowans Feed 2006 Governor Race - Des Moines Register
MI: GOP Criticizes Stabenow's Support of Filibuster Attempt - Detroit News
MI: Ted Nugent Endorses Bouchard in Senate Race - Associated Press
NY: Spitzer Senses Suozzi's Shadow - New York Daily News
PA: Democrats Focused on Beating Santorum - Patriot-News
LA: Louisiana's Democrats Try to Refocus Party - Associated Press
MD: Duncan Fundraising Suffers Narrow Base - Washington Post
PA: Swann's Popularity Has a Downside for Some Pa. Republicans - Washington Post
PA: A Game Plan That Swann Can Use - Philadelphia Inquirer
VT: A Deal With the Democrats: Sanders Ignites Passion, Controversy - Vermont Guardian
CA: From Venezuela, Sheehan Considers Challenging Feinstein - Chicago Sun Times/AP
'08: Candidates or No, They're Coming to Iowa - Minneapolis Star Tribune
'08: Vilsack PAC Raises $1.6 Million in 2005 - Des Moines Register


Friday, January 27

Bush Fends Off Questions on Abramoff - USA Today
Bush Job Approval: FOX News | CBS News/NYT | Bloomberg/LAT | RCP Average at 42.8%
Democrats Outline Agenda, Mostly Sparing the Specifics - New York Times
Democrats Split Over Filibuster On Alito - Washington Post
Survey USA: Approval Ratings for All 100 Senators
CO Governor Poll: Close Race - Rasmussen Reports
NY Governor Poll: Spitzer Still Way Ahead - Zogby
CT: War Stance Could Mean a Primary Battle for Lieberman - Los Angeles Times
NY: Cox Says He Won't Run for Clinton's Seat - New York Times
CO: A Choice Is Brewing, Hickenlooper Vows - Denver Post
WV: Raese v. Byrd on Seniors, Economy - Huntington News
PA: Scranton Fires Campaign Manager for Calling Swann 'Rich White Guy' - Trib-Review
PA: Scranton Looks to Regain Momentum - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MD: 'Strong and Prosperous' State Touted by Ehrlich - Washington Times
UT: Tester Makes Case for U.S. Senate Seat - Billings Gazette
MA: Reilly Advisers Say He's Eyeing Gabrieli as His Running Mate - Boston Globe
OH: Hackett Shares Views on His Run for Senate - Mount Vernon News
NJ: Corzine Won't Call Early Election for Menendez Seat - Newark Star-Ledger
'08: Rudy Takes a Right on Road to '08 - New York Post
'08: Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney Speaks About 2008 Election - Knight Ridder
'08: Romney: Faith Would Help Possible Candidacy - Boston Globe


Thursday, January 26

In Address, Bush Is Seen Avoiding Large Initiatives - New York Times
Moderate, Picked as Dems' Voice, Faces Liberal Outcry - USA Today
Parties Shore Up Votes on Alito - Washington Times
New PAC to Back Antiwar Veterans - Los Angeles Times
KS Governor Poll: Sebelius Leads - Rasmussen Reports
NJ Senate Poll: Kean 42% Menendez 35% - Rasmussen Reports
NJ: Senate Seat No Lock for Dems - Gloucester County Times
NJ: Kean Takes War With Menendez to Alito's Turf - Philadelphia Inquirer
MO: Stem Cell Battle Emerging as Key Issue in Missouri Senate Race - Associated Press
IL: GOP Candidates Bash Blagojevich - Chicago Sun-Times
WV: Raese, Lewis File for Byrd Senate Seat - Charleston Gazette
CA: Westly to Start Airing Ads for Governor Primary - Los Angeles Times
CA: Schwarzenegger Approval Rating Recovering - Associated Press
PA: Santorum Siphons Off Some Unions - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Spitzer Has Some Friends With Big Money, After All - New York Times
MN: Ciresi to Announce Senate Plans Soon - Duluth News Tribune/AP
NE: Kramer Files For Senate - WOWT
OH: Two GOP Leaders Remain in Ohio Governor Race - Associated Press
MN: Hutchinson Sees Voter Angst as His Call to Action - Minneapolis Star Tribune
VA: Marriage Amendment Set for Virginia Ballot - Washington Times


Wednesday, January 25

Alito Debate Begins Today in Full Senate - USA Today
Why Democrats Are United Against Alito - Christian Science Monitor
Dem Senate Challengers Would Reject Alito - The Hill
Bush Touts Tax Breaks For Medical Expenses - Washington Post
Pew Research: Economy Now Seen Through Partisan Prism
Democrats May Argue Liberties to Their Peril - Los Angeles Times
Shadegg Wins Backing of 2 Who Helped Ease Out DeLay - New York Times
Democratic Senatorial Panel Out-Raises GOP - ABC News/AP
PA Poll: Gov: Swann 46% Rendell 44% | Sen: Casey 50% Santorum 40% - Strategic Vision
NJ Senate Poll: Independent Voters Hold Key - Quinnipiac
GA Governor Poll: Perdue Holds Large Lead - Strategic Vision
NJ: Pallone to Sit Out of U.S. Senate Race - Asbury Park Press
CA: GOP Veteran Seeks to Unseat Feinstein - Los Angeles Times
CO: Hickenlooper Running Out of Waffle Time - Denver Post
PA: Casey Supports Alito Confirmation - Philadelphia Inquirer
NM: Democrat Bingaman's Post May Cull Interest - The Albuquerque Tribune
AK: Businessman to Run for Alaska Governor - Associated Press
MA: Reilly Dives Into Race From His Home Turf - Boston Globe
CA: California's Governor Pads His Squad - Washington Post
TN: Senate Candidate Bryant Gives Views On Immigration, Other Issues - Greenville Sun
OH: State Auditor Drops Out of Ohio Gov Race - Minneapolis Star-Tribune/AP
CA: Dems Hope Charlie Brown Can Beat Rep. Doolittle - The Hill
UT: Legislators Seek Say Over U.S. Senators - Deseret News


Tuesday, January 24

Administration Starts Weeklong Blitz in Defense of Eavesdropping Program - NY Times
CNN/USA Today/Gallup: Bush Job Approval at 43%
Court Opens Campaign Law to Challenges - New York Times
Alito Is Expected to Clear Senate Judiciary Committee Today - Los Angeles Times
Alito Vote Factors in Senate Races - Washington Times
GOP Seen 'Hard-Pressed' to Retain Governorship Edge - Washington Times
AZ Poll: Kyl, Napolitano Hold Large Leads - Arizona Daily Star
CA Governor Poll: Arnold Catches Up
- Rasmussen Reports
PA: With Scranton, No More 2-Hand Touch with Swann - Philadelphia Daily News
MN: If He's a Close 2nd, Hatch Would Run in Primary - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MA: Healey Bargains With Potential Rival in the Race for Governor - Boston Globe
NY: Spitzer Names Harlem Senator to His Ticket - New York Times
MD: Rales Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race - Baltimore Sun
KY: Is Julian Carroll Trying to Make a Comeback? - Danville Advocate
CA: Term Limits Have Created a Game of Musical Chairs - San Diego Union-Tribune
OH: Brown Takes Potshots at Primary Opponent, Fires at GOP Incumbent - Athens News
PA: Santorum, Facing Tough Re-election Battle, Moves Away From Bush - Bloomberg
'08: Biden Says He's on Track for 2008 Run - Wilmington News Journal
'08: Romney May Veto Religious Funds Bill - Boston Globe
'08: Clinton Criticizes Implementation of Bush's Drug Plan for the Elderly - New York Times


Monday, January 23

Delicate Dance for Bush in Depicting Spy Program as Asset - New York Times
Kerry Criticizes NSA Wiretaps - Washington Times
McCain: Reform Efforts Don't Address Core - Associated Press
House Leader Keeps Diverse Democrats on Common Course - Los Angeles Times
MD: Democrats Striving to Narrow Money Gap - Baltimore Sun
MD: Polls Differ on Maryland Governor, Senate Races - Washington Times
DE: Nick Berg's Father to Seek U.S. House Seat in Del. - Philadelphia Inquirer
VT: State Dems Endorse Sanders - Rutland Herald
CA: McCloskey Says He's Running for House - Associated Press
NY: Golisano Eyes GOP Line, May Spend 125M to Win Gov Race - New York Daily News
NY: Spitzer Raking It in From Hamptons Elite - New York Post
CO: GOP Has Faith in Its Young 'Rock Stars' - Rocky Mountain News
'08: Hillary Lurching Left - New York Post
'08: Obama Makes It Clear: No White House Bid in '08 - Chicago Sun-Times


Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22

Clinton Fires. Bush Replies. Guess Why. - New York Times
Rove Offers Republicans A Battle Plan For Elections - Washington Post | Text of Speech
Ethics Reform Lacks Spark - Hartford Courant
TN Senate Poll: Voters Unfamiliar With Candidates - Survey USA
IL Poll: Blagojevich Has 8-Point Lead Over Topinka - Research 2000
MO Poll: Sen: Talent 44% McCaskill 47% | Gov: Blunt 43% Nixon 51% - Research 2000
MI Senate Poll: Stabenow with Big Lead - Rasmussen Reports
PA Senate Poll: Casey 53% Santorum 38% - Rasmussen Reports
HI: Case-Akaka Race Could Hinge on Independents - Honolulu Star Bulletin
FL: Fla. GOP Rallies Around Harris for Senate - Associated Press
NY: At G.O.P. Forum, Hopefuls Focus Their Fire on Spitzer - New York Times
CA: Conservatives Demand Arnold Fire Chief of Staff - Washington Times
CA: W's posse Rides West for Arnold - New York Daily News
CA: Despite Inside Edge, Hard Race Looms for Angelides - Los Angeles Times
MN: Wetterling Steps Aside for Klobuchar's Senate Bid - St. Paul Pioneer Press
PA: Republicans Gear Up for Election - Centre Daily Times
PA: Pennacchio Touts U.S. Senate Candidacy - Pocono Record
TN: Senate Hopeful Bryant Touts Status as a 'Known Quantity' - Kingsport Times-News
IL: State Employee Union Endorses Topinka - Chicago Sun-Times
IL: Obama Opens New Chapter - Chicago Sun-Times
'08: Romney Says Iowa Key for GOP - Des Moines Register


Friday, January 20

GOP Looks for White Knight to Lead House - Christian Science Monitor
GOP Contest Prompts Yawns Outside Beltway - Washington Post
Immigration Rift in GOP Up for Vote - Los Angeles Times
Hotline/Diageo: Bush Job Approval at 46%
Survey USA: Job Approval Ratings For All 50 Governors
PA Governor Poll: Rendell-Swann a Toss-Up - Rasmussen Reports
NY Polls: Spitzer Buries Suozzi, GOP Contenders | Clinton With Huge Lead - Quinnipiac
MI Governor Poll: Granholm By 11 Over DeVos - Rasmussen Reports
CA: Restive GOP Activists May Stage Revolt on Governor - Los Angeles Times
CA: Schwarzenegger Brings Bush Strategist to 2006 Campaign - San Francisco Chronicle
OH: Rep. Ney: 'If I'm Indicted, I'm Running' - The Hill
HI: Hawaii Congressman to Challenge Senator - Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP
IA: Record Raised in Race for Governor - Des Moines Register
MD: Political Spending Starts Early - Baltimore Sun
MT: Democract Groutage Fromally Announces Senate Bid - Billings Gazette
MN: Is Wetterling About to Leave Senate Race? - Minneapolis Star Tribune
'08: McCain Crushes Hillary in New Poll - New York Daily News
'08: Analysis: GOP Re-Embraces Maverick McCain - ABC News/AP
'08: Pataki Political Contributions Showing a Downward Turn - New York Times


Thursday, January 19

Democrats Unveil Lobbying Curbs - Washington Post
Broad Vote Urged of House GOP - Washington Times
Democrats Poised Against Alito - Los Angeles Times
Inquiry on Clinton Official Ends With Accusations of Cover-Up - New York Times
CA: Governor Goes on Road to Mend Fences in GOP - Los Angeles Times
MS: Trent Lott, Bounding Back From the Storms - Washington Post
LA: Gov. Blanco Says She'll Run for Re-Election - New Orleans Times-Picayune
CO: Beauprez Off and Running for Governor - Denver Post
CO: Abortion Issue a Twist in Ritter Campaign - Rocky Mountain News
NY: 'I Can Do It,' Says Suozzi - New York Daily News
MT: Senate Candidates Fight Battle on 'Net - Great Falls Tribune
MD: Steele Edges Cardin in Fundraiser Period - Washington Times
MD: Race for the Millions - Baltimore Sun
'08: Tom Daschle Considers Bid for President - Argus Leader
'08: Romney's Speech Crafted With Two Audiences in Mind - Boston Globe
'08: Feingold: Too Early to Decide on Presidential Run - The Capitol Times
'08: A (First) Lady Like Way to Go on Attack - New York Post


Wednesday, January 18

Justices Uphold Oregon Assisted-Suicide Law - Washington Post
Fraught Issue, but Narrow Ruling in Oregon Suicide Case - New York Times
Democrat Nelson Says He'll Back Alito - Associated Press
GOP Unveils Ethics Reforms - The Hill
Washington's War of Words Heats Up - NBC News
White House, Gore In Spat Over Spying - CBS News/AP
Survey USA: Bush Job Approval for All 50 States
AR Governor: Democrat Beebe Leads 46%-40% - Rasmussen Reports
AZ-5 House Poll: 67% Say Abramoff Affects Hayworth's Re-Election - Survey USA
VA Senate Poll: Allen With Big Lead - Rasmussen Reports
MS: Lott Eyes Reelection, And Maybe Leader's Post - Washington Post
OH: Hackett Unapologetic for Saying GOP Hijacked by Fanatics - Akron Beacon Journal/AP
OH: Ney’s Ouster No Slam Dunk for the Dems - The Hill
GA: Ties to Abramoff Shadow Reed's Run - USA Today
TX: Donations to Strayhorn, Perry Swamp Amounts for Democrats - Houston Chronicle
MO: Blunt's Fundraising Is Blistering - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
MD: Duncan Lags Behind Rivals In Campaign Fundraising - Washington Post
MD: Ehrlich 'Election-Year' Budget Decried - Washington Times/AP
PA: Scranton, Swann Meet Republicans - Philadelphia Inquirer
CA: 'New' Schwarzenegger Gets Surprisingly Warm Welcome - San Francisco Chronicle
TX: Club for Growth Endorses Cuellar, Its First Democrat - The Hill
'08: Senator Clinton Makes Her Run While Tiptoeing Around 2008 - New York Times


Tuesday, January 17

For Senate Democrats, a Last Stand on Alito - Christian Science Monitor
Spotlight on Lobbying Swings to Little-Known Ney - New York Times
Speaker Hastert Largely Silent Amid Scandal - Washington Post
Gore Assails Bush and Domestic Wiretapping Program - ABC News/AP | Text of Speech
Former President Gerald Ford Hospitalized - Associated Press
NJ Senate Poll: Republican Kean Leading Menendez 36%-25% - FDU Public Mind
MS: Lott Poised to Announce Re-Election Plans - Biloxi Sun Herald/AP
IA: Governor Race Creates Interest at Caucuses - Des Moines Register
AZ: Kyl Fundraising Nears $3M in 2005's Fourth Quarter - Phoenix Business Journal
AZ: Pederson to Spend Own Millions in Try to Unseat Kyl - Tucson Citizen
NY: Spitzer's Moneybags Fattest of Pack - New York Daily News
VT: Sanders Expects to Be Outspent and Win - Bennington Banner
WY: Lander Dem to Run for U.S. Senate - Jackson Hole News
CO: Holtzman Fires at Denver Mayor - Denver Post
MD: Steele Praises Icon's Struggle - Washington Times
'08: Hillary: GOP Congress "Run Like a Plantation" - Newsday
'08: Romney Assails Racial Divide - Boston Globe
'08: McCain Says Republicans 'Lost Our Way' on Spending - Reuters


Monday, January 16

Senate Democrats Emphasizing Ethics, Not Alito - Washington Post
Ney to Step Down as Committee Chairman - The Hill
Feinstein: Filibuster of Alito Not Likely - Washington Times
The High-Court Battle That Never Was - Wall Street Journal
Alito Hearings Unsettle Some Prevailing Wisdom About the Politics of Abortion - NYT
After Setback, What's Next for Vouchers? - Christian Science Monitor
States Take On Border Issues - Los Angeles Times
GA: Abramoff Scandal Threatens Reed's Political Ascendancy - Washington Post
MD: O'Malley Has Over $4 Million For Election - Baltimore Sun
WV: State Chairmen Look Toward 2006 Election - Wheeling News-Register
VT: Sanders' Senate Campaign Swings Through Rutland - Rutland Herald
CO: 5th District Hopefuls Run in Place, Wait on Hefley - Denver Post
MI: 2006 Will Be Busy Year in State Politics - Oakland Press
MI: Republicans Excited, State Chairman Says - Midland Daily News
IA: Democrats Peg Hopes on Precinct Caucuses - Des Moines Register
PA: Social Security Looms Large in Senate Race - Citizens Voice
'08: Rice Again Rules Out 2008 Run for President - Associated Press


Saturday-Sunday, January 14-15

Glum Democrats Can't See Halting Bush on Courts - New York Times
Alito May Quickly Affect Laws - Los Angeles Times
In Shadegg's Race, a Nod to the '94 Revolution - Washington Post
Blunt Says He Has Votes to Succeed DeLay - New York Times
Analysis: GOP Leadership Race Seen as Harbinger - Washington Post
Dean Answers With a New Money Man - Washington Post
TX-22 House Poll: Troubles Erode Support for DeLay - Houston Chronicle
CO: Vaults Open in Guv Race | Next Governor? Mayor Has Fan - Denver Post
NJ: Senate Challenge Is Averted in New Jersey - New York Times
PA: For Republicans, a Month of Key Decisions - Philadelphia Inquirer
PA: Some Pa. Candidates Balk at Early Debates - PhillyBurbs.com/AP
PA: Swann Captures Another GOP Endorsement for Governor - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
TN: Will McGraw Toss His Hat Into the Ring? - USA Today
MA: Patrick Faces Challenge in Black Community - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich Frustrates Democrats - Washington Times/AP
MD: Pondering Ehrlich's Ticket - Baltimore Sun
VT: Tarrant Adds to Campaign War Chest for U.S. Senate - Barre Montpelier Times Argus
AZ: Yuhas, Diaz Tapped to Head Pederson's Senate Bid - Phoenix Business Journal
MT: Burns Hires Campaign Manager - Helena Independent Record
'08: Warner Has Time to Mull White House Bid - Associated Press
'08: Al Sharpton Swings Through New Hampshire - New York Daily News/AP


Friday, January 13

Democrats Can't Rattle Alito - Chicago Tribune
Liberals See Slim Chance Of Blocking Nomination - Washington Post
Alito Analysis: New York Times | Washington Post | USA Today | Los Angeles Times
A Right Cautious Nominee - Washington Post
Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is - New York Times
Lawmakers Move to Cut Lobbyists' Influence - USA Today
GOP Contest Guided by Lessons of Battles Past - Washington Post
Bush Job Approval: FOX News at 42% | Pew Research at 38%
CA Governor Poll: Schwarzenegger Approval Edges Upward - Policy Research Inst.
MD Polls: Steele Now Leading Dems | Ehrlich Moves Past O'Malley, Duncan - Rasmussen
CT Governor Poll: Gov. Rell Crushes Likely Dem Opponents - Quinnipiac
NY: Defying Party Leaders, Suozzi Sets Stage for Dem Fight in Gov Race - NY Times
MT: Burns Popularity Continues to Slide in Face of Abramoff Ties - Billings Gazette/AP
PA: Santorum Makes Firm Call to Stay the Course in Iraq - Philadelphia Inquirer
CA: Westly's War Chest: $24 Million - Los Angeles Times
MA: Patrick Unveils Aid Plan, Support - Boston Globe
IA: Culver Raises More Than $1 Million in '05 - Des Moines Register
MD: Schools Top Duncan Budget - Washington Post
TX: DeLay Faces Viable Republican Challenger - Associated Press
TX: Four-Way Sprint for House District 48 - Austin Chronicle
MN: 'Impaler' Sinks His Teeth into Governor's Race - Minneapolis Star Tribune
'08: Huckabee Making Another Iowa Visit - Arkansas Democrat Gazette


Thursday, January 12

Democrats Take Aggressive Tack; Alito Is Unfazed - New York Times
Alito Accused of Racism - Washington Times
Nominee Pressed on Precedent, Privacy - Christian Science Monitor
Alito Leaves Door Open to Reversing 'Roe' - Washington Post
Lobbyists' Emergence Reflects Shift in D.C. Culture - Washington Post
House Leadership Election Officially Set for Feb. 2 - The Hill
CT Senate Poll: Lieberman Would Beat Weicker 65%-21% - Quinnipiac
IA Governor Poll: Nussle 40% Culver 40% - Rasmussen Reports
MD: Support Follows Racial Lines in Senate Race - Washington Times
CA: Gov.'s Top Aide to Woo Donors - Los Angeles Times
CA: Gov. Gets Earful From GOP - Los Angeles Times
OH: Cheney Works to Keep DeWine in Senate, Despite Recent Votes - Beacon Jrnl/AP
MI: Bouchard Raises $800,000 in Final Two Months of 2005 - Detroit Free Press/AP
PA: Upstart U.S. Senate Candidate Courts Voters in State College - Centre Daily Times
MN: Ford Bell Looking to U.S. Senate - Pipestone Star
NY: GOP Feels Out Dem Suozzi for Governor Run - New York Post
PA: Former UPMC Exec Joins Race to Unseat Rep. Hart - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MD: A Centrist? Ehrlich Sees No Shift in Stance - Baltimore Sun
'08: A Wistful Warner Bids Farewell -- for Now - Washington Post
'08: Pataki Hires N.H. Firm - New York Post


Wednesday, January 11

Senators Consider Alito's Record, Judgment - ABC News/AP
Nominee Backs Privacy, Asserts Open Mind on Abortion - Boston Globe
Alito Analysis: New York Times | Washington Post | USA Today | Los Angeles Times
Abramoff-Linked Probe Focuses on 5 Lawmakers - Washington Times
Lobbying Colors GOP Leadership Contest - Washington Post
Blunt Takes Initial Lead - The Hill
ABC-Washington Post: Bush Job Approval @ 46% RCP Average: Bush @ 43%
MT Senate Poll:
Burns Slumping in Wake of Abramoff Plea - Rasmussen Reports
MT: Burns Insists He Will Run for Re-Election - Missoulian
VA: Candidate Takes First Shots at Allen - Richmond Times-Dispatch
MD: Ehrlich Swerves Toward Middle - Washington Post
FL: Rep. Harris Lent $250,000 to Sagging Senate Bid - The Hill
CT: Rell Will Report Raising $800,000 - Hartford Courant
CT: Democrat Lamont `Strongly Inclined' To Challenge Lieberman - Hartford Courant
NY: Spitzer Fights Criticism That He Is a Hothead - New York Times
PA: Casey Bides His Time on Nomination - Harrisburg Patriot News
PA: They're Pro-Casey - but Not That Pro - Philadelphia Daily News
WV: Raese Pressed to Take on Byrd - The Hill
HI: Ex-Lawmaker May Run for Governor Against Lingle - Honolulu Advertiser
MS: Who's Next in Senate? - WTOK
AK: Stevens Says He's Not Resigning - Anchorage Daily News


Tuesday, January 10

Alito Vows Not to Bring Agenda to High Court - USA Today
Focus of Hearings Quickly Turns to Limits of Presidential Power - New York Times
Alito Analysis: Washington Post | New York Times Polls: Survey USA | CBS News
House GOP Asks Leader Candidates for Platforms - Washington Times
Most Consider Lobbying Scandal a Big Deal, Poll Shows - USA Today
Bush Job Approval: RCP Average @ 43.3% | CNN/USA Today/Gallup | CBS News
TX Governor Poll: Perry Leads Four Person Field - Rasmussen Reports
MD Governor Poll: Approval Ratings for Ehrlich Rebound - Washington Times
GA Governor Poll: Perdue Leads by Double Digits - Rasmussen Reports
VT Governor Poll: Douglas Leads by 23 - Rasmussen Reports
PA: Santorum Eyes Moderate, Conservative Votes - ABC News/AP
CA: State May Not Be Able to Afford Governor's Billions - Los Angeles Times
WI: Mudslinging Starts Early in Campaigns for Governor - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MD: Elections Will Be Focus as Md. Lawmakers Return - WTOP/AP
MD: Another Democrat to Enter Race for U.S. Senate - Baltimore Sun
VT: Sanders Urges Progressive Not to Run for U.S. House - Boston Globe/AP
CT: Keough: No Gov Race, No GOP Message - Concord Monitor
ME: Chitwood Won't Run for Governor of Maine - Philadelphia Inquirer
OH: Rep. Kaptur Won't Run for Statewide Office - Toledo Blade
'08: Warner's Triumphant Legacy No Easy Feat - Washington Post
'08: Plenty at Stake for Vilsack in His Last Year - Des Moines Register


Monday, January 9

Majority of Americans Favor Alito Nomination - Washington Post
Schumer Warns of Filibuster - Washington Times
Critics Give Alito 'Steep Hill to Climb' - USA Today
Alito Proved His Mettle In Justice Department - Washington Post
Boehner takes on Blunt for Majority Leader - Washington Times
Kinder, Gentler Bush Seen as '06 Style - Boston Globe
Vice President Cheney Released From Hospital - Chicago Sun-Times/AP
VT Senate Poll: Sanders Way Ahead of Rivals - Rasmussen Reports
TX Senate Poll: Hutchison By 39 Points - Rasmussen Reports
MD: On Heels Of Ehrlich, GOP Plans Md. Ascent - Washington Post
MS: Suspense Growing for Trent Lott | It's Decision Time - Jackson Clarion-Ledger
AK: Tough Issues Await '06 Legislature - Anchorage Daily News
VT: Feingold Makes Pitch for Sanders During Vermont Visit - Rutland Herald
MD: Cardin Picks Up Support in Western Maryland - Washington Times
NY: Pataki 'Furious' at Pirro Over 'Embarrassing' Senate Fiasco - New York Post
TX: Race for Texas Governor Gets Wild - Associated Press
TX: McClellan Goes Out on a Limb: He's for Mom - New York Times
IN: Gov. Daniels Stuck to Promises He Made in Campaign - Louisville Courier-Journal
'08: Rendell Dispels Rumors of Run for President - Scranton Times


Saturday-Sunday, January 7-8

DeLay Ends Bid To Regain Post As GOP Leader - Washington Post
Analysis: Now A Struggle For Power - Los Angeles Times
AP-Ipsos: Congressional Democrats Favored in Poll
Alito Seen Surviving Tough Confirmation Hearing - Reuters
Hearings a Test for Democrats and Alito - New York Times
For Alito, A Search for Order, an Answer in the Law - Washington Post
OH Polls: Governor: Strickland Leads | Senate: Tight Race - Rasmussen Reports
GA Governor Poll: Perdue in Good Position for Re-Election - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
FL Governor Poll: Race Is a Toss-Up - Rasmussen Reports
NY: G.O.P. Finds Hope in Spitzer's Hard Edge - New York Times
MD: 3 Rivals Set to Battle Over Agendas - Baltimore Sun
FL: Harris Optimistic About Bid for U.S. Senate - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
PA: GOP Caucus Gives Swann Green Light - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PA: GOP Hopes to Wrest the Region from Rendell - Philadelphia Inquirer
MA: Reilly Camp Hits Healey on Underage Drinking Ad - Boston Globe
OH: Fingerhut Takes Steps to Enter Ohio Governor Race - Cincinnati Post/AP
IL: Oberweis Tries to Grab Voters by Sweet Tooth - Chicago Sun-Times
CA: Governor Needs Widespread Support for Blockbuster Plan - Los Angeles Times


Friday, January 6

After Abramoff, GOP Regroups - Washington Post
Support Wanes for DeLay Return to Leadership Post - Washington Times
Alito Foes Consider Presidential Powers the Defining Issue - Boston Globe
At Hearings, Democrats Plan to Call Critics of Alito's Integrity - New York Times
Democrats, Stung in 2004, Tap Anti-Abortion, Pro-Gun Candidates - Bloomberg
FL Senate Poll: Nelson 54% Harris 31% - Rasmussen Reports
WA Senate Poll: Cantwell 51% McGavick 36% - Rasmussen Reports
CA: Schwarzenegger Seeks Huge Spending Increase - Washington Post
CA: Governor's Move to Middle Hinders Rivals - Los Angeles Times
MD: Duncan Puts Focus on Higher Education - Baltimore Sun
CO: 2006 Will Be Crucial in Determining Where State Stands - Rocky Mountain News
TX: Former Rep. Stockman Joins Field Eyeing DeLay - Houston Chronicle
RI: Brown Launches Ad in Democratic Primary for Senate - Boston Globe/AP
PA: Antiwar Candidate Enters Race in 8th District - Philadelphia Inquirer
MA: Reilly Candidacy Could Weather Storm - Boston Herald
NY: A Clinton Fund-Raising Group Is Fined for Understating Gifts - New York Sun
NY: GOP Wants Spitzer Emails - New York Post


Thursday, January 5

How Far Will Abramoff Scandal Reach? - Christian Science Monitor
Lobbyist's Guilty Plea Seen as Threat to DeLay Return - New York Times
'Culture of Corruption' in GOP? Democrats Hope Voters Think So - Los Angeles Times
Liberal Groups to Release Ads Attacking Court Pick - New York Times
Cheney Cites Justifications For Domestic Eavesdropping - Washington Post
3 GOP Senators Blast Bush Bid to Bypass Torture Ban - Boston Globe
PA: Swann Officially Enters Governor's Race - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
CO: Colo. Republicans Reeling After 3 Leaders Drop Out - Arizona Daily Sun
CO: Is Rebublican Rift Fixable? - Denver Post
NV: Reid: Las Vegas Mayor Discusses Senate Bid - Las Vegas Sun/AP
MS: Lott Not Saying Where His Future Lies - Biloxi Sun Herald
TX: McClellan Backs Mom Strayhorn for Governor - Houston Chronicle
CA: Building Bridges, Not Burning Them - Los Angeles Times
TN: Millions Pour Into Senate Race - Gallatin News Examiner
MA: Gov Candidates Battle Over Releasing Tax Returns - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich Returns Abramoff Funds - Washington Times
NY: Pataki Push for Novello to Take on Hillary - New York Post
'08: In Last State of the State, Pataki Addresses an Audience Beyond NY - New York Times


Wednesday, January 4

Abramoff Accepts Plea Deal, Will Testify - The Hill
The Heat Is Now on Ohio Rep. Ney - Los Angeles Times
GOP Leaders Seek Distance From Abramoff - Washington Post
Analysis: Washington Post | New York Times | Los Angeles Times | USA Today
Agency First Acted on Its Own to Broaden Spying, Files Show - New York Times
President Assails Democrats Over Patriot Act - Washington Post
Bush Could Bypass New Torture Ban - Boston Globe
GOP Outpaces Democrats in Election Money Chase - The Hill
Harris Poll: Americans Divided on Alito
MO Senate Poll: McCaskill 46% Talent 43% - Rasmussen Reports
MD: Ehrlich Urged to Return Abramoff Funds - Washington Post
NV: '06 Is Key to State's Political Destiny - Reno Gazette Journal
CA: Electoral Shuffle a Full One This Year - San Francisco Chronicle
MN: Minnesota a Political Hot Spot for 2006 - St. Paul Pioneer Press
LA: Storms Changing State Politics - Baton Rouge Advocate
MT: Governor Reflects on Flashy First Year | Will Hit the Road Again - Missoulian
ME: Ellsworth Man to Run for Senate Against Snowe - Bangor Daily News
CO: Nighthorse Campbell Won't Run for Governor - Denver Post
CO: Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Weighs in on Growth - Denver Post
VA: Local Activist Throws Hat in Va. Senate Race - WTOP
AL: Swanson Says He's Not Running for Governor After All - Associated Press
NY: Gov. Hopeful Weld Is Criticized by D'Amato - New York Times
AZ: Migrants a Top Issue for Arizona Voters - Arizona Republic


Tuesday, January 3

Democrats to Hit White House, Republicans on Privacy Issues - Washington Times
Advocacy Groups Prepare New Ad Campaigns on Alito - New York Times
Political Splits on Immigration Reflect Voters' Ambivalence - Washington Post
Iraq, Economy Return to Top of Bush Agenda - Washington Times
Bush Entering a Tough Time for Two-Termers - USA Today
2006 Elections Pose Challenge for GOP - Washington Times
NY: New Threat Charge Leveled vs, Spitzer - New York Post
MD: Governor Campaign Turns to Higher Education - Baltimore Sun
TX: Texas GOP Comptroller Runs for Gov. As Independent - Associated Press
TX: Election Deadline May Offer Surprises - Houston Chronicle
TX: 3 Races to Watch for U.S. House - Dallas Morning News
VT: Bennington County Senator Gets Into U.S. House Race - Boston Globe/AP
NY: Sen. Schumer Rises as Dem Powerhouse - New York Daily News
NYC: Weiner, Looking to 2009, Takes Aim at City Poverty - New York Times
'08: GOP Road to White House May Start in Tenn. - Newsday/AP
'08: 2005 Was Hard Year for Pataki - Poughkeepsie Journal
'08: Now Trump Hints at Run for President? - New York Post


Saturday-Monday, December 31-January 2

President Uses a Quiet Vacation to Prepare His Agenda for 2006 - New York Times
Agenda Rebound Forecast - Washington Times
Alito's Record Defies Stereotyping - Washington Post
Running for Cover: The Abramoff Fallout - US News & World Report
Criminal Inquiry Opens Into Spying Leak - New York Times
Bush Defends Spying Program As 'Necessary' to Protect U.S. - Washington Post
Democrats Keep the Senate in Sight - New York Times
Smaller States Are Bigger on Their Governors - Washington Post
CT Governor Poll: Rell Approval Tops 80% - Rasmussen Reports
PA: Santorum-Casey Race Headlines 2006, So Far - San Francisco Chronicle/AP
OH: Ohio Preps for Pivotal Governor Election - Huntington Herald-Dispatch
OR: Oregon Politics Heating Up Early - Associated Press
FL: Katherine Harris: From Infamous to Influential - St. Petersburg Times
FL: Political Parties Take Off Gloves - Daytona Beach News-Journal
FL: Gallagher Camp Paints Rosy Scene - St. Petersburg Times
WI: Kohl Gears Up for Battle Against Unknown - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MS: Why Trent Lott Will Run Again in 2006 - Jackson Clarion-Ledger
MD: Early Support for Cardin Stirs Talk of a Backlash - Washington Post
MD: Ehrlich Fundraising: It's a House Party - Washington Post
TX: Statewide Elections Will Dominate Government - Houston Chronicle
IA: Stem Cell Research to Color Race for Governor - Des Moines Register
MI: Political Action Committees on Pace to Set Fundraising Record - Detroit News/AP
NYC: Bloomberg Begins His Second Term - New York Times
MN: Dayton's Plan: Go Out With a Bang - Minneapolis Star Tribune
'08: A Mitt Romney Candidacy Would Test the Religious Right - Wall St. Journal
'08: Some See Conflict for Romney on Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
'08: Sen. John Kerry Keeps 2008 Options Open - Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP
'08: There Is Life After Losing - Hartford Courant


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