Politics & Election News

Saturday, April 30

Bush Social Security Plan Greeted With Caution - Washington Post
House to Have Retirement Bill by June - Washington Times
Bush Plan Aids Poor, Squeezes the Rest - Los Angeles Times
Bush Finds Ally in Hub Executive - Boston Globe
Bolton's Nomination Is Questioned by Another Powell Aide - New York Times
GOP Warns Democrats They'll Face Probes, Too - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Arctic Refuge Oil Drilling Is Near Fact, Backers Say - New York Times
GOP Strategy: Build Clout to Last Decades - Los Angeles Times
CA: Polls Push Governor to the Border - Los Angeles Times
CA: Villaraigosa to Face Probe of Donations - Los Angeles Times
KS: No Bid for Governor for Rep. Moran - Kansas City Star
KS: 2006 Gubernatorial Possibilities - Topeka Capital Journal
MA: Romney Hits Foe on Executions - Boston Globe
MD: Mfume Draws on Past to Face Latest Challenge - Baltimore Sun
NE: Stenberg Poised to Announce Senate Bid - Lincoln Star Journal
NJ: Gov. Candidates Report Sources of Income - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Free-Falling Ferrer Takes New Hit - New York Daily News
NY: Buffalo Mayor Won't Seek a Fourth Term in the Fall - New York Times
PA: Top Aide to Run Casey Campaign - Beaver County Times/AP
VA: Kaine Would Continue Restoring Felons' Rights - Washington Times
WA: Democrats Claim GOP Skipped 432 Felon Voters - Seattle Times
WI: Sen. Clinton Brings 'Rock Star Atmosphere' to Madison - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Friday, April 29

President Touts 'Progressive Indexing' Plan - USA Today
After 99 Days, Bush Uses News Conference to Test Winds - New York Times
Congress Approves $2.6 Trillion Budget - Washington Times
Budget Deal Sets Stage for Arctic Drilling And Tax Cuts - Washington Post
Frist Offers Compromise on Judicial Posts - New York Times
President Touts 'Blunt' Bolton for U.N. Post - Washington Times
Two Detail Bolton's Efforts to Punish Dissent - Washington Post
Possible Hillary 2008 Run Has Politicians Strategizing, Worrying - Milwaukee JS
Romney, Kerry Make Top 5 of Presidential Poll - Boston Globe
'Miracle' Needed to Win Back Senate - Washington Times
AK: Senator Works to Keep Doors Open on ANWR - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
AR: State GOP Fined $360,000 - Arkansas News Bureau
CA: Lockyer Won't Run for Governor - Los Angeles Times
CA: Governor Causes Immigration Stir - Sacramento Bee
CA: Villaraigosa to Return Florida Donations - Los Angeles Times
MA: Romney Files Death Penalty Bill - Boston Globe
MA: Democrats Lambast Romney for Death Penalty Bill - Boston Herald
NY: In Two Roles, Spitzer Runs and Enforces - New York Times
VA: Rising GOP Star Steele Struggles to Pick Race to Run - Washington Times
WA: Prosecutors to Challenge 110 Voters - Seattle Times
WI: Green to Announce Intentions on Running for Gov - Madison Capitol Times/AP
WI: Walker Says Poll Shows Doyle Is Weak - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Thursday, April 28

Bush to Address Nation Tonight - New York Times
Filibuster Vote Will Be Hard to Predict - Washington Post
Gore Criticizes Republicans on Filibuster Issue - Los Angeles Times
Lugar Predicts Bolton's Approval - Washington Post
GOP Sets Stage for Inquiry on DeLay - USA Today
Some Who Got Checks via DeLay Gave to His Defense - New York Times
DeLay Is Likely to Be Found Culpable - Washington Post
Lessons of Vietnam Linger for US - Christian Science Monitor
CA: Schwarzenegger's Rating Drops Sharply - Sacramento Bee
CA: Villaraigosa Under Fire for Florida Donations - Los Angeles Times
CA: Hopes for Recovery Amid San Diego's Mess - Christian Science Monitor
CA: San Diego Council Leans Toward Special Election - San Diego Union-Tribune
CT: Democrat Calls Shays 'Independent Congressman' - The Hill
MA: Romney PAC Dollars Win Friends, Influence in Iowa - Boston Herald
MD: Mfume Accused of Favoritism At NAACP - Washington Post
NJ: GOP Front-Runners Neck and Neck in Governor's Race Poll - Newsday/AP
NV: UNR Democrats Rally Against Gibbons for Gov. - Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
NY: Polls Show Brighter Picture for Bloomberg - Newsday
NY: Pataki Heads to the West Coast, Still Undecided, or Seeming So - New York Times
NY: Bright Lights, Big City — and State - USA Today
OH: GOP State Chairmen Gather in Cleveland to Plot Strategy - Cleveland Plain Dealer
VT: Gov. Douglas Slams Clinton on Tire Burn - Rutland Herald
WA: Rossi Slams Door on U.S. Senate Bid - King County Journal
WA: Pierce County Reveals Uncounted Votes for Gov. - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Wednesday, April 27

Rove, Frist Reject Compromise Over Judicial Nominees - New York Times
Democrats Blast Bush on Social Security - Boston Globe
At Social Security Hearing, Bush's Fight Looks Largely Uphill - New York Times
Bush Gives DeLay a Boost - Washington Times
GOP to Reverse Ethics Rule Blocking New DeLay Probe - Washington Post
From the Start, Democrats Were Against Bolton - Washington Times
Frist Finds It's Tough to Lead Senate While He's Aiming at the Presidency - The Hill
CA: Action-Hero Governor in Retreat Lately - Christian Science Monitor
GA: Poll Finds Perdue, Cox Dead Even in Race for Governor - Atlanta JC
IA: Nussle Gets Lots of Backing in Run for Governor - Quad-City Times
IL: Wheaton Democrat Enters Primary for Hyde's Seat - Chicago Sun-Times
MI: Jane Abraham Eyes Senate Seat - The Hill
MD: Many Democrats Consider a Run for Cardin's House Seat - Baltimore Sun
NC: Perdue Leads in Democratic Gubernatorial Poll - Raleigh News & Observer
NY: Weld's Possible Run for Governor Has Democrats on Attack - New York Times
NY: Pataki Wants Voice in '08 Race - New York Times
NY: Newest Nixon: Cox Considers Hillary Race - New York Observer
PA: Media Firm Buys Sites for Santorum's 2008 Run - The Hill
RI: Sen. Chafee Still Wears Bull's-Eye - Providence Journal
TX: It's Official: Lampson Will Challenge DeLay - Houston Chronicle
TX: Hutchison Is Dividing GOP, E-mail Says - Houston Chronicle
VA: Gov. Contest Draws National Attention - Washington Times


Tuesday, April 26

Clashes Growing Between Bush and GOP Moderates - Los Angeles Times
Public Opposes Filibuster Rule Change - Washington Post
Democrats Hint At Filibuster Deal - Washington Post
Rove: No Compromise on Judges; Bolton Will Be Confirmed - USA Today
Besieged DeLay Still a Potent D.C. Force - Baltimore Sun
DeLay Woes Prompt Rush to Refile Forms - Washington Post
Senate Committee Takes Up Bid to Overhaul Social Security - New York Times
Base Closings Carry Political Risks - Associated Press
CA: San Diego Mayor Resigns Effective July 15 - San Diego Union-Tribune
CO: Labor, Women's Groups Favor Fitz-Gerald for Governor - Denver Post
CO: Salazar Wins Points in Filibuster Tussle - Denver Post
CT: 2nd, 5th Congressional Candidates Gear Up - Hartford Courant
FL: More Money for Campaigns? - Miami Herald
MD: Cardin Makes Candidacy for U.S. Senate Official - Baltimore Sun
NY: Ex-Governor Weighs a Run in New York - New York Times
OH: Democrat's GOP Hire Stirs Debate - Dayton Daily News
TX: Democratic Challenger to DeLay Bows Out - Houston Chronicle
VA: Gubernatorial Candidate Begins Airing TV Ads - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
VA: Kaine, Kilgore Duel on Web - Washington Times
VT: Grassroots Group Gives Sanders Early Cash Lift - Rutland Herald
WA: More Mistakes Revealed in Gov. Ballot Counting - Seattle Times


Monday, April 25

GOP Has Votes for 'Nuclear Option,' McConnell Says - Washington Times
Frist Urges End to Nominee Filibusters - Washington Post
Both Sides Turn to the Constitution - Christian Science Monitor
Bush Gets Personal on Social Security - Los Angeles Times
Specter Casts Doubt on U.N. Nominee - New York Times
New Details on DeLay Trip Add Pressure, Analysts Say - Houston Chronicle
Unexpectedly, Capitol Hill Democrats Stand Firm - Washington Post
Wary Democrats Discover a Severe 'Parents Gap' - Washington Times
Opening for a Third Party - Los Angeles Times
CA: They've All Stepped on Schwarzenegger's Lines - Los Angeles Times
ID: Brady Says He'll Seek Governor Post Again Next Year - Idaho State Journal
IL: Mob Issues Raised About Gov's Pal - Chicago Sun-Times
IN: Bayh Likes Sound of 'President' - Indianapolis Star
NJ: Taxes Primary Target for GOP Gov. Candidates - Trenton Times
NJ: Two Davids vs. One Goliath - Bergen County Record
NM: Madrid Encouraged to Run for Congress - Santa Fe New Mexican/AP
NY: Weld May Run for Governor of New York - Associated Press
NY: Doubts Greet Speculation on a Weld Gubernatorial Bid - Boston Globe
NY: Daniels Raises His Profile, and Some Hackles - Albany Times Union
OK: Party Leadership Contest Forestalled - The Oklahoman
SC: Democrats Finally Target Gov. Sanford - Columbia State
VA: Here’s a Sure Bet: Donate to Both Gov. Candidates - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot


Sunday, April 24

GOP Hopes to Strip Democrats of Filibuster - Newsday
Frist Initiative Creates Rift in GOP Base - Los Angeles Times
DeLay Airfare Was Charged To Lobbyist's Credit Card - Washington Post
Released E-Mail Exchanges Reveal More Bolton Battles - New York Times
Social Security Watershed - Philadelphia Inquirer
DNC Is Told Where to Move Into Bush Bloc - Washington Post
CA: Schwarzenegger Loses Aura of Invincibility - Chicago Tribune
CA: Sparks Fly in Los Angeles Mayor Debate - Associated Press
FL: Harris Reviews Run for Senate - Lakeland Ledger
FL: MoveOn Takes No Chance That Rep. Harris Won't Run - St. Petersburg Times
MN: Grams Tells GOP Group He's Out of Senate Race - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MN: DFLers Gather to Discuss Options for 2006 - Albert Lea Tribune
NY: Ferrer Shifts Debate, and It Shoves Back - New York Times
VA: Campaign Season Gets Underway With Gentle Exchange of Barbs - Washington Post
VA: Confederacy of the Determined - Washington Times
WA: Pierce County Had Vote Foul-Up, Too - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Saturday, April 23

Cheney Pledges Filibuster Override - Washington Times
Salazar, Focus Escalating Salvos - Denver Post
Critics: Frist Mingling Religion, Politics - Associated Press
Cheney Comes to U.N. Nominee's Defense - Los Angeles Times
Delay in Bolton Vote Concerns White House - Washington Post
Reid: Bush Social Security Plan Is 'Dead' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
'Positive' Dean Calls GOP 'Brain Dead' - Washington Times
Jealous Kerry Fumes as Dems Boost Hillary - New York Post
CO: Activists Plan to Sue Over Removal from Bush Town Hall Meeting - Denver Post/AP
MS: Barbour Not Planning 2008 Presidency Run - Associated Press
MT: Dems Target Racicot - Billings Outpost
NJ: Cash Flows from GOP Candidates for Governor - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Kennedy Relative Tied to Fund-Raising Case - New York Times
OH: Poll Finds Ohioans Still Split on Bush - Cincinnati Enquirer
OH: Only a Third Back Gov. Taft in Poll - Cincinnati Enquirer
PA: Swann Holds Lead Over GOP Gov. Hopefuls - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
TX: 3 Dems Unable to Agree on Who Will Face DeLay - Houston Chronicle
TX: Kinky Friedman Says Gov Bid Is No Joke - Los Angeles Times
VT: Bernie Gears Up for '06 Senate Race - WCAX


Friday, April 22

Senate GOP Sets Up Filibuster Showdown - Washington Post
Bush Likely to Get Confirmation on U.N. Nominee - Associated Press
Bush Backs Bolton, but Powell Warns of Volatility - New York Times
Testimony of U.N. Nominee Is Disputed - Los Angeles Times
Parties Seek Gain in DeLay Ethics Scandal - Associated Press
Pelosi Pressed for Trip Records - Washington Times
Negroponte Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence - New York Times
For Senate, Jostling for Position in 2006 - Christian Science Monitor
AZ: 3 More in GOP to Skip '06 Race Against Gov. Napolitano - Arizona Republic
CA: Schwarzenegger's Top Ally Steps In - Los Angeles Times
IA: Iowa 'Sightings' Add to Talk of a Pataki Presidential Bid - New York Times
IL: DeLay Could Factor in Race for Hyde Seat - Chicago Sun-Times
LA: A Kennedy Relative Acted as Informant in Democrat Circles - New York Sun
NJ: Corzine Told He's Bound by Federal Campaign Laws - Philadelphia Inquirer
NJ: Cabinet Member: Kerry Made Me No Promise - Newark Star-Ledger
PA: Democrats Accuse Santorum of Hypocrisy in Florida Trip - Philadelphia Inquirer
VT: Douglas Silent on Possibility of Senate Bid - Burlington Free Press/AP
WA: Governor's Election Lawsuit Buries Parties in Debt - Seattle Times


Thursday, April 21

Senate Panel OKs Bush Judicial Nominees - Associated Press
Santorum Reads Nuke Polls, Applies the Brakes - The Hill
Presidential Aspirations May Influence Frist's Action - Los Angeles Times
Path to UN Post Gets Rougher for Bolton - Christian Science Monitor
White House Defends U.N. Nominee, GOP Senator Wavers - Washington Post
GOP Offers to Launch Ethics Probe of DeLay - Houston Chronicle
Bush Urges Action 'Now' On Energy - Washington Post
McCain's Hug in '04 May Help Him in '08 - The Hill
AR: Hutchinson, Rockefeller File First Campaign Finance Reports - Ark. News Bureau
CT: Connecticut Approves Civil Unions for Gays - New Haven Register
IL: Durbin, Governor Take Heat on Flubs - Chicago Tribune
MD: Rep. Cardin Expected to Announce Run for U.S. Senate Seat - Baltimore Sun
MD: GOP National Chairman Offers Strategy for Expanding Md. Party - Baltimore Sun
NY: Hillary Meter Moves Back to the Left - New York Post
NY: Sharpton Backs No Candidate in Mayoral Primary - New York Times
PA: Santorum Vulnerable, Poll Shows - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
VT: Jeffords Won't Run in 2006 - Burlington Free Press
VT: Earthquake Hits Vermont's Political Landscape - Burlington Free Press
WA: State Faulted on Felon Voting - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Wednesday, April 20

President, Hill Officials Laud Pope - Washington Post
Panel Delays Vote on Bolton Nomination to U.N. - Washington Post
As Vote on Filibuster Nears, G.O.P. Senators Face Mounting Pressure - New York Times
Three Judges Are Flash Points in Senate Clash - Christian Science Monitor
Lott Says Senators Can't Win 2008 Presidential Nomination - The Hill
Gingrich Book Tour Has Presidential Tone - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Student Bush Backers Outnumber Critics - Washington Times
CA: Governor Talks of Closing Mexico Border - Sacramento Bee
CO: Musgrave Leads Fundraising - Rocky Mountain News
GA: Cox Kicks Off Governor's Bid - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
IL: In GOP, the Scramble Begins for Chance to Succeed Hyde - Chicago Tribune
MA: Patrick Tied to Company Under Fire - Boston Globe
NY: After Brief Flirtation, Kerrey Decides Not to Run for Mayor - New York Times
PA: Poll Gives Casey 14-Point Lead Over Santorum - Centre Daily Times/AP
SC: Democratic State Senator Considers Bid for Governor - Charleston Post and Courier
WA: GOP Analysis Gives Rossi 100-Vote Win - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Tuesday, April 19

Panel Sets Vote Today on Bolton Nomination to U.N. - Washington Post
Illegal Immigration Policy Is at Crossroads in Senate - Los Angeles Times
DeLay Issues Broad Denial Of Ethics Violations - Washington Post
Rove Backs Up DeLay, Calls Critics 'Desperate' - Washington Times
No Probe of Schiavo Memo - The Hill
Democrats Search for a Party Path - Christian Science Monitor
IL: Health Prompts Hyde to Not Seek Re-Election - Chicago Tribune
IL: Insiders Like Roskam's Chances of Grabbing Hyde's Seat - Chicago Sun-Times
NJ: Candidate for Governor Seeks Lower Property Tax - New York Times
NY: Growing Signs Pataki Won't Run - New York Times
NY: Senator Clinton Piles Up a Fund-Raising Lead for 2006 - New York Times
OR: Mannix's Criticism of Potential Rival Upset Some in GOP - Salem Statesman Journal
PA: Heinz Won't Run for Hart's Seat - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SC: Bush, on Road, Says He Is Open to Ideas on Social Security - New York Times
VA: Kaine Fires Back at Kilgore, Says Rival 'Too Weak' to Lead - Richmond TD
WV: GOP May Be Trying to Spook Byrd from 2006 Race - Charleston Gazette/AP


Monday, April 18

Balancing Act Key for GOP's Frist - Boston Globe
Democrats Push for a New Frontier - Los Angeles Times
Bolton Often Blocked Information, Officials Say - Washington Post
Lott Urges Bush to Give DeLay 'Aggressive Support' - Washington Times
With Changes to House Ethics Rules, Standoff May Emerge - New York Times
Bush Social Security Plan Proves Tough Sell Among Working Poor - Washington Post
Under Fire, Wal-Mart Gets More Political - St. Petersburg Times
Republicans Sharply Split Over Immigration - Christian Science Monitor
GA: Cathy Cox Goes Home to Bainbridge to Declare She's in Gov. Race - Atlanta JC
KY: Dems Split Over When to Enter Gov. Race - Lexington Herald-Leader
MD: Steele Attracts Strong Support in Senate Race - Baltimore Sun
NY: Clinton Wants to Talk About Re-Election - Associated Press
NY: Both Parties Try to Untangle Kerrey's Intent in Mayor's Race - New York Times
PA: Casey Walks Line Between Views on Abortion and Party Support - Phil. Inquirer
PA: For Santorum, Politics Could Hardly Get More Personal - Washington Post
TX: Bell Eyes Governor's Race, Criticizes DeLay - Austin American-Statesman
VA: Gilmore's Glittering Return - Washington Post
WA: White House Weighing in on Strongest Cantwell Rival - Seattle Times
WV: Byrd Raises Record Cash - Herald-Dispatch/Gannett


Sunday, April 17

Judges Battle Transcends Numbers - Los Angeles Times
DeLay's Ability To Raise Funds Seems Unhurt - Associated Press
In DeLay's Home District, Rumblings of Discontent Surface - New York Times
Panel May Take Lead On Social Security - Washington Post
Time Magazine Names America's Best and Worst Mayors - Newsday/AP
CA: Democrats Indulge in Gov.-Bashing - Los Angeles Times
MD: O'Malley Ahead of Ehrlich in Poll - Baltimore Sun
NH: Newt's N.H. Trip Fuels '08 Rumors - Boston Herald
NY: Bob Kerrey Weighing Run for Mayor of New York - New York Times
OH: Barber, D-Anderson Twp., Also Wants Portman Seat - Cincinnati Enquirer
PA: The Race for Mayor: Bob O'Connor Hoping Third Time's the Charm - Pittsburgh PG
VA: With 7 Months Left, Donations Pour Into Va. Governor's Race - Washington Post


Saturday, April 16

Frist Has the Votes to Bust the Filibuster - Chicago Sun-Times
McCain Irks Republicans Over Anti-Filibuster Option - Washington Times
Conservative Joins Call for DeLay to Step Aside - Dallas Morning News
Reports Rock Support for U.N. Nominee - Los Angeles Times
Hiring of Commentator Is Called Poor Judgment - Washington Post
Dean Says Democrats Will Make Schiavo Case an Election Issue - Los Angeles Times
MA: Departure May Tip Romney's '06 Hand - Boston Herald
MA: Romney Criticizes Patrick on Taxes - Boston Globe
MO: Talent Raises More Than $1.3 Million Ahead of 2006 Election - Kansas City Star/AP
MO: Democrats Accuse Blunt of Accepting Illegal Campaign Contribution - St. Louis PD
NY: Anti-Politician Faces Necessity of Realpolitik - New York Times
NY: Bloomberg Distances Himself From Activist - Associated Press
RI: Chafee Challenger Off to Fast Start Gathering Money - Providence Journal


Friday, April 15

Frist Likely to Push for Ban on Filibusters - Washington Post
Frist Set to Use Religious Stage on Judicial Issue - New York Times
Democrats Vow to Keep Blocking Ethics Committee - Washington Times
10 Ex-G.O.P. Lawmakers Attack Changes in Ethics Rules - New York Times
Bush Questions New Passport Rules - Washington Post
Bankruptcy Reforms Passed by Congress, Sent to Bush - Los Angeles Times
Dean: Dems Must Lure Back Voters - USA Today
CA: Hertzberg Throws His Support to Villaraigosa - Los Angeles Times
CA: Angelides Vows to Take on Schwarzenegger - San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
CA: Westly Toughens His Message - Sacramento Bee
IL: Oberweis Joins Gov Race, Hits School Salaries - Chicago Sun-Times
IL: Nourish Grass Roots, Rove Tells Illinois GOP - Chicago Tribune
MA: Patrick Governor Enters Race, Casts Self as Outsider - Boston Globe
MI: Stabenow Has $2.8 Million Heading into Re-Election Campaign - Detroit Free Press
MS: Gov. Dismisses Presidential Talk - Clarion Ledger/AP
NJ: Poll Says Forrester Is Best-Known in GOP Race - Philadelphia Inquirer
TX: Hutchison War Chest Jumps - Dallas Morning News
TX: Dewhurst to Back Perry in 2006 - Woodlands Villager
VA: Kilgore's GOP Rival Files Petitions and Says He's Competitive - Washington Post


Thursday, April 14

House Urged to Take Lead on Social Security - Washington Times
Embattled DeLay Says He's Sorry - Chicago Tribune
Political Payrolls Include Families - Los Angeles Times
Chris Shays: The Loneliest Republican - Washington Post
Panel Delays Vote on Bolton - Boston Globe
Conservatives Near Lock on US Courts - Christian Science Monitor
Trent Lott Puts 'Little Bump' Behind Him - Washington Post
Gingrich Sees Mrs. Clinton as Presidential Nominee in 2008 - New York Times
Electability Is Puzzle for Hillary in '08 Race - The Hill
CA: Support Rally Flops for Governor - Mercury News
CA: Westly to Test the Water for '06 - Sacramento Bee
FL: Democrats Slow To Raise Funds - Lakeland Ledger
GA: Cox's Campaign Launch Set Tuesday in Hometown - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
MA: Patrick to Announce His Bid for Governor - Boston Globe
MD: Expected Ehrlich Foe Adds Campaign Cash - Baltimore Sun
MD: Ruppersberger Forgoes Senate To Finish Up House Work - Washington Post
NY: Ferrer Aide Had Sharpton Ties - Newsday
RI: Kennedy, Langevin Vow to Support Whitehouse Senate Bid - Pawtucket Times
WA: GOP Raises New Ballot Issue - Seattle Times


Wednesday, April 13

Republicans May Hasten Filibuster Showdown - New York Times
Nelson: Let's Make a Deal - The Hill
Luxury Travel Could Trip Up DeLay - Wall Street Journal
DeLay Seeks GOP Senators' Support - Washington Post
Ex-Official Says U.N. Nominee Bullied Analyst on Arms - New York Times
Negroponte Stresses 'Mandate' for Change - Washington Post
Arizona, Texas Senators Work on Immigration Reform Measure - Arizona Republic
CA: Villaraigosa Holds a Large, Diverse Lead Over Hahn - Los Angeles Times
CT: Jepsen Weighs Attorney General Bid - Hartford Courant
FL: Friends Want Martinez to Shake Up Staff - St. Petersburg Times
IL: Dairy Magnate Eyes Bid for Governor - Peoria Journal Star/Copley News
MA: Romney, in Tone Shift, Reaches Out to Democrats - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich Plans to Take His Message to the People - Baltimore Sun
NJ: GOP Candidates: Don't Count Us Out - Trenton Times
NY: New York Assembly Democrats Close Off Death Penalty for 2005 - New York Times
OH: Two More Vie for Portman's Seat - Cincinnati Enquirer


Tuesday, April 12

Bolton Assures Senators Of Commitment to U.N. - Washington Post
Rhode Island Moderate Is the Man in the Middle - New York Times
DeLay Under Fire: What's at Stake - USA Today
Historic Parallels as DeLay's Woes Deepen - Christian Science Monitor
GOP Supporters Denounce Call for DeLay's Resignation - Houston Chronicle
Bush Made Inroads Among Jewish Voters, Study Shows - Los Angeles Times
Big-Name GOP Candidates Ponder 2006 Runs - Detroit News
NE: Governor to Seek Election; Will Osborne? - Lincoln Journal Star
NJ: The Battle Heats Up as 10 File Petitions to Run for Governor - Newark Star-Ledger
NY: Book Purports to Deliver Political Trouble for Hillary - Washington Times
NY: Bill: Gay GOPer 'Self-Loathing' - New York Daily News
NY: Polls: Support for Pataki Lukewarm - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
PA: Is Santorum Moving to the Middle? - Allentown Morning Call
PA: Swann Still Mum About Running for Governor - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PA: Castor Considers Running for Governor - Philadelphia Inquirer
SD: It's Too Early, but 2010 Is on People's Minds - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
WI: Feingold, Wife Announce Plans to End Marriage - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Monday, April 11

John Bolton Faces Tough Questions by Senators - CNN
Republican Calls for DeLay to Step Down - Houston Chronicle
Foes Cite Progress vs. Bush Agenda - Boston Globe
In the Partisan Power Struggle, a New Underdog Tries Old Tricks - New York Times
McCain Sees 'Slippery Slope' in Filibuster Ban - Los Angeles Times
Kerry: Trickery Kept Voters From Polls - Associated Press
AR: Dean Calls on Democrats to Unite - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CA: The Man Who Would Be Governor - Sacramento Bee
FL: Exiles Differ on U.S. Policy - Miami Herald
IL: Obama's Online Pitch Demonstrates Fund-Raising Ability - Chicago Sun-Times
MA: Senator's Handouts Help Dems Kerry on - Boston Herald
NY: N.Y. GOP Mounts 'Stop Hillary' Effort - Associated Press
NY: Mayor Fights Own Image in N.Y. Race - Boston Globe
OK: Watts Says He Hasn't Ruled Out Run for Governor - Daily Ardmoreite/AP
PA: Santorum Now a Big Target - Philadelphia Inquirer
WA: Outside Panel to Scrutinize King County Voting - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WI: Rove: WI Republicans Helped Put Kerry on Defensive - Duluth News Tribune/AP


Sunday, April 10

Republicans Enlist History in Fight Against Filibusters - Washington Post
Reid Assails GOP's Threats to Filibuster - Los Angeles Times
Bush to Shift His Social Security Focus to Solutions - New York Times
DeLay's Backers Launch Offense - Washington Post
Campaign Committee Nepotism Under Fire - Arizona Republic
GOP Chief Brings New Message to Black Audience - Dallas Morning News
CA: Gov. Making a Quiet Retreat - Los Angeles Times
CO: Treasurer Coffman Decides Against Gubernatorial Run - Denver Post
MN: Clinton Sounds the Charge for Minnesota DFL - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MN: Hillary Slams GOP 'Right Wing Robots' - New York Post
MO: In Missouri, GOP Is Riven Over Embryonic Stem-Cell Research - Boston Globe
NY: In Attempt to Oust Clinton, a Strategist's Comeback Bid - New York Times
TX: Turnout Key to Possible Perry Foes - Houston Chronicle
TX: After Redistricting Loss, Lampson May Make a Run at DeLay - Dallas Morning News
WA: Latest Vote Snafu Alters Focus of Election Fight - Seattle Times
WV: Hiram Lewis to Challenge Sen. Robert Byrd - Associated Press


Saturday, April 9

Administration Has Yet to Target DeLay for Ouster - Houston Chronicle
Rift Emerges in GOP After Schiavo Case - Boston Globe
Bush Picks Brains of Clinton, Father - Washington Times
Bush Indifferent Over Falling Poll Numbers - Associated Press
CA: Shriver Wants Her Spouse 'Back Home' - Los Angeles Times
IL: O'Hare Contract Goes to Firm Run by Daley Aide's Relatives - Chicago Tribune
MA: Herald Severs Ties with Op-Ed Columnist - Boston Globe
MN: Rove Trip Adds to Pawlenty Arsenal - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MN: Coleman's PAC Topped Senators' in Contributions to GOP Hopefuls - Star Trib/AP
NY: Sharpton Backers Hit Ferrer Over Diallo - New York Post
WA: Uncounted Ballots -- and Election Jokes -- Keep Coming - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Friday, April 8

Democrats Step Up Fight Against Nominees - New York Times
Freewheeling Aides Have Shamed Martinez Before - Washington Times
No Child Left Behind Rules Could Be Relaxed - Chicago Tribune
U.S. Report Sees Gasoline Prices Moving Higher Still - New York Times
Poll: Bush, Congress Approval Slumping - Associated Press
Study Suggests Geography Favored Kerry - Rocky Mountain News
CA: Governor's Ballot Retreat May Open Doors to Democrats - SD Union-Tribune/AP
CT: Poll: Firm Support For Civil Unions - Hartford Courant
CT: DeStefano Ahead In Funding - Hartford Courant
MA: Romney Administration Employs a Herald Columnist - Boston Globe
MA: Coca-Cola Deal Hikes Patrick's Finances for Gov Campaign - Boston Herald
MN: Pawlenty for President or Vice President? - Minnesota Public Radio
NJ: Corzine's Tightrope: Ties to Bosses - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Strategists' Advice to Bloomberg? Show You're No Born Billionaire - New York Times
TX: Dems Now Eying DeLay's District for 2006 - Associated Press
VT: Jeffords' Theory - Valley News


Thursday, April 7

Republicans Splinter On Bush Agenda - Wall Street Journal
Counsel to GOP Senator Wrote Memo On Schiavo - Washington Post
Bush Nominee for U.N. Post Faces Hurdles - New York Times
Republicans Stand by DeLay During Ethics Controversies - USA Today
DeLay Denounces Report on Payments to His Family - New York Times
DeLay's Woes Make Democrats Think of '06 - Houston Chronicle
Howard Dean Activists Say No to Kerry, Yes to Obama - Chicago Sun-Times/AP
AR: Former Bryant Preacher Announces Bid for Lt. Governor - Arkansas News Bureau
CA: Governor Is Fading as Lord of the Polls - Los Angeles Times
CO: Mayor Won't Say Never on Governorship - Denver Post
CT: Senate Passes Civil Unions for Gays in Connecticut - New York Times
FL: Maddox, Not in Governor Race Yet, May Be Behind - St. Petersburg Times
IA: Governor Candidate Loses Campaign Manager - Quad-City Times
MA: Democratic Contender Patrick Hires Veteran to Run Campaign - Boston Globe
NY: Spitzer Used AIG Probe to Net Cash - New York Post
OH: Lucas County Elections Board is Told to Resign - Toledo Blade
TN: Poll Shows Rep. Ford Faces Uphill Battle - The Hill
TX: Hutchison Urged Not to Take on Perry - Houston Chronicle


Wednesday, April 6

Poll Finds Bush Suffering from 'Second-Term-Itis' - USA Today
Democrats Accuse GOP of Trying to Undermine Judiciary - Chicago Tribune
A 3rd DeLay Trip Under Scrutiny - Washington Post
Political Groups Paid Two Relatives of House Leader - New York Times
Was the Schiavo Memo a Fake? - Washington Times
Administration Defends Patriot Act - Los Angeles Times
GOP Senator May Oppose UN Choice - Boston Globe
A Closer Embrace: Washington and the Vatican - Christian Science Monitor
AR: Hutchinson: Residency Requirement Not a Problem - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CT: Civil Unions Foes Apply Pressure - Hartford Courant
IN: Gov. Daniels Pleased with Poll Results - South Bend Tribune/AP
KS: 70% Back Gay-Marriage Ban - Kansas City Star
MN: 2006 U.S. Senate Race Attracting a Lot of Early Money - Minnesota Public Radio
MT: Democrats Decry Burns' Link to Lobbyist - Great Falls Tribune
NY: Ferrer Campaign Opens Its Office To Cinema Verite - New York Observer
SC: Sanford Rules Out White House Bid - Orangeburg Times and Democrat
TX: Hutchison Wants to Come Home, GOP Official Says - Houston Chronicle
WA: May 23 Trial Set for Rossi Lawsuit - Seattle Times
WV: GOP Pounces on Byrd Link to Liberal Group - Los Angeles Times


Tuesday, April 5

Post-Schiavo Questions Await Congress's GOP Leaders - Washington Post
Sen. Cornyn Links Violence, Judges - Houston Chronicle
Pelosi Helped Donor to PAC - Washington Times
Patriot Act Changes to Be Proposed - Washington Post
Dixie Diss for Hillary - New York Post
KS: Amendment Proposal Expected to Draw Large Turnout - Wichita Eagle
MA: Joe K Mocks ‘Out of Place’ Mitt at Dem Bash - Boston Herald
MN: Ventura Gets Big Ovation at St. Olaf - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MN: U's Rotenberg Won't Run for Senate - Minneapolis Star Tribune
NH: Gov. Richardson Plans Appearances in New Hampshire - Boston Globe
NJ: Unsure of '08 Run, Lautenberg Registers 4 Web Sites - Asbury Park Press/AP
NY: Bloomberg Keeps Option Open on Spitzer - New York Post
OH: Poll Has DeWine as GOP Favorite - Cincinnati Enquirer
RI: Whitehouse Declares Bid for Chafee's Senate Seat - Providence Journal
VA: Kilgore Ad Calls Kaine 'Liberal' - Richmond Times-Dispatch
WA: Support Erodes for Elections Director - Seattle Times


Monday, April 4

Senate Primed for Filibuster Showdown - Los Angeles Times
New Pope Could Influence Political Life in America - New York Times
Centrist Democrats Warn Liberals - Washington Times
Cheney Opposes Retribution Against Schiavo Judges - Washington Post
No Rest for the Elected - Los Angeles Times
CA: Governor Taking Hits in His PR War with Dems - San Francisco Chronicle
CO: Giuliani Weighs in About CU - Denver Post
IN: Bayh Does Well in Poll of Hoosiers - Indianapolis Star
MA: Romney Finds Middle Ground on Stem - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich's Legislative Priorities Sputter as Session Winds Down - Baltimore Sun
NJ: G.O.P. Race for Governor Gets Nasty - New York Times
NY: Governor Run for Rudy 'Really Unlikely' - New York Post
NY: Fading Gov Turns to Spurned Aide - New York Post
NY: As Pataki Turns: Could This Be It for George? - New York Observer
TX: DeLay Spokesman Rebuffs Critical Poll - Houston Chronicle
TX: Texas Democrats Eye Religious Voters - Dallas Morning News
WI: Edwards Back in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Sunday, April 3

Lobbying Heats Up on Filibuster Rule Change - New York Times
Bush's Plan to Curb Malpractice Suits Stalls - Washington Post
Hard-Liner Faces Test in Senate for UN Post - Boston Globe
Few See Gains From Social Security Tour - New York Times
CO: Tipton to File with FEC for 2006 Run - Cortez Journal
CT: Connecticut Closer to Approving Civil Unions - Washington Post
IL: Republican Going After Cook County Board President - Chicago Sun-Times
KY: Dems Try Once More for 'Vision' - Cincinnati Enquirer
PA: Abortion Stance Could Haunt Casey in Senate Bid - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader/AP
SC: S.C. Lawmaker Wants Giuliani to Repay Fee - Associated Press
TX: Embattled DeLay Is Losing Support, Poll Finds - Houston Chronicle
TX: DeLay Fires Up GOP Troops for Counterattack - Los Angeles Times
VA: Blue Candidate Ready to Be Governor in Red Va. - Fox News


Saturday, April 2

Berger Admits He Pilfered Documents - Los Angeles Times
Bush Picks Fed Governor as Economic Adviser - New York Times
DeLay Rebuked for Remarks About Schiavo Judges - Houston Chronicle
Presidential Hopefuls Keep Ambitions Quiet - Associated Press
Whitman's Moderation Won't Win Her Fight Within GOP - Washington Post

Despite Accusations, Clinton Collaborations Common
- Denton Record-Chronicle/AP
AK: ANWR's Effect on Oil Prices Debated - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
AZ:
Bush's State Approval Dips Slightly - Phoenix Business Journal
AZ: Minutemen Prepare to Lay Down the Law - Los Angeles Times
CA: Ex-GOP Mayor Supports Villaraigosa - Los Angeles Times
GA: No Smooth Sailing for First GOP-Led Georgia Legislature - Macon Telegraph/AP
IA: Edwards' Political Profile Is Lower, but Active - Des Moines Register
PA: Facing Tough Race, Santorum Moderates - Washington Post
TX: Hutchison, Perry Woo Hispanics - Dallas Morning News/AP
UT: Nine Seeking Utah Democratic Chair - Salt Lake Tribune
WA: King County Discovers 87 More Untallied Ballots - Seattle Times
WI: State Springs Back on Political Stage - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WV: A Master of the Senate's Ways Is Still Parrying in His Twilight - New York Times


Friday, April 1

Schiavo Case Sets Stage for Battles in '06 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Schiavo Anger Likely to Shift to Judiciary - Los Angeles Times
Berger Will Plead Guilty To Taking Classified Paper - Washington Post
Hastert Doubtful on Social Security Bill - Washington Post
Brownback Considers Possible Presidential Bid - Duluth News Tribune/AP
CO: Gov. Owens' Big Oops - Rocky Mountain News
GA: Lawmakers Pass Demand for Voter Photo ID - New York Times
IL: Bost Not Running for Lt. Governor - The Southern Illinoisan
MA: House Approves Stem Cell Research - Boston Globe
MT: Rove Praises Bush, Social Security Reform - Billings Gazette
OH: From Musician to Cincy Mayor? - Cincinnati Enquirer
NJ: Bare-Knuckle Jersey Politics Bared - Newark Star-Ledger
NY: Clinton Supporters Gear Up Against 'Swift Boat' Tactics - New York Times
RI: Whitehouse Preparing to Enter Senate Race - Providence Journal
WA: Four Counties Admit Voting Mix-Ups - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WI: Gov. Doyle Offers Election Reforms - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel