Political News Stories

Monday, January 31, 2005

Congressional Republicans Agree to Launch Social Security Campaign - Wash. Post
Rebuttal Begins for a Speech Not Yet Given - New York Times
Minorities Support Bush's Plan, Polls Find - Washington Times
Healthcare Overhaul Is Quietly Underway - Los Angeles Times
Spread of Democracy Not Top Concern, Pollsters Say - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
NAACP Calls IRS Probe 'Political,' Refuses to Comply - USA Today
Dean Rival Gains Strength in Bid for Chairman - New York Times
Kerry Says '9/11 Hurdle' Was Key Factor in Defeat - Boston Globe
Spellings: 'Errors of Judgment' Made in Paying Williams - USA Today
Praise, Doubts About Chertoff's Post 9/11 Role - Washington Post


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Bush Aims To Forge A GOP Legacy - Washington Post
Talk of Taxes, Social Security and Blogs at G.O.P. Retreat - New York Times
Bush Argues His Social Security Plan Aids Blacks - Boston Globe
Women the Deciding Factor in Retirement System Debate - San Francisco Chronicle
AARP: Don't Mess With Social Security - Chicago Tribune
Dean, Frost Standing Out in DNC Race - Dallas Morning News
A 'Stop-Dean' Effort Arises at DNC Forum - Boston Globe
A Decade After the Old 'Contract,' Gingrich Is at It Again - Washington Post
Boxer Not Willing to Pull Punches - Los Angeles Times
Not All Hispanic Groups Happy About Gonzales' Nod - Philadelphia Inquirer


Saturday, January 29, 2005

President Promotes Agenda at G.O.P. Retreat - New York Times
Bush Pledges to Take the Lead on Social Security Changes - Washington Post
Bush Travels Next Week to Push Benefits Plan - New York Times
Ways and Means Chair Broadens Debate on Social Security - Los Angeles Times
Democrats Decry Use of Agency in Social Security Battle - Washington Post
Scandal Fuels Renewed Push for Voter ID Bill in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wash. Republicans Say They've Found 249 More Felons Who Voted - Seattle Times
Bush Calls Reagan Mentor, Lincoln Greatest - Washington Times
Recasting Republicans as the Party of Civil Rights - Los Angeles Times
Black Baptist Leaders Put Demands to Bush - Chicago Tribune
Security Nominee Gave Advice to the C.I.A. on Torture Laws - New York Times


Friday, January 28, 2005

Iraqi Vote Also Bush Referendum - Dallas Morning News
Kennedy Calls on US to Begin Troop Pullout - Boston Globe
Anonymous Message Spurs Calls to Capitol Hill - USA Today
Poll Shows Bush Support on Social Security - Washington Times
Bush Faces New Skepticism From Republicans on Hill - Washington Post
Milwaukee OK'd 1,305 Flawed Voter Cards - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bush, Kerry Split on Health Care - Washington Times
Bush Talks Technology During Stop at Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Washington Secretary of State Sides With GOP Before Court - Seattle Times
HHS Says it Paid Columnist for Help - USA Today
Clinton Is Pressed to Clarify Her Stance on Abortion Laws - New York Times


Thursday, January 27, 2005

Bush Keeps the Focus on Iraq Positive - New York Times
Bush `Teeing Up' on Social Security - Chicago Tribune
Rice Confirmed as Secretary of State - Washington Times
Senate Panel Approves Gonzales on a Party-Line Vote - New York Times
Potential Voter Fraud to Be Probed - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
White House Pushes Big Changes in Civil Service - Washington Post
Administration Tries Anew to Alter Clean Air Act - Chicago Tribune
Dean Leading Pack for DNC Chairman - Washington Times
Report: PR Spending Doubled Under Bush - USA Today
Bush Urges End to Contracts With Commentators - Washington Post
Washington GOP Says It Found 300 Illegal Votes - Seattle Times


Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Deficit to Hit $427B - USA Today
Democrats Criticize Rice Over Iraq War - Washington Post
AFL-CIO Targets Bush Social Security Plan - Boston Globe
Sen. Feinstein Urges Investment Atop Social Security - San Francisco Chronicle
Hillary in the Middle on Values Issues - Washington Times
G.O.P. Will Ask Giuliani to Challenge Mrs. Clinton - New York Times
President Courts Blacks With Plans For 2nd Term - Washington Post
MoveOn Steps Into DNC Chair Contest - Los Angeles Times
Kerry Proposes Health Coverage for All Children - Boston Globe
Inquiry Into 4 Possible Cases of Ballot Fraud in Washington - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Ridge Talks of His Tenure, Lingering Threats - Philadelphia Inquirer
Writer Backing Bush Plan Had Gotten Federal Contract - Washington Post


Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Social Security Changes, Tax Cuts Among GOP Senators' 10 Priorities - Washington Post
White House Looking to Ease Opposition to Social Security Overhaul - New York Times
AARP 'Dead Set Against' Bush's Social Security Plan - USA Today
Senate Democrats Speak of Slowing Confirmation Votes - New York Times
Have Patience, President Tells Foes of Abortion - Phildelphia Inquirer
Sen. Clinton Seeking Shared Ground Over Abortions - New York Times
GOP Still Plans to Advocate for Ban on Same-Sex Marriage - Los Angeles Times
2,000 New Border Agents Aren't Part of Budget, Ridge Says - USA Today
Homeland Security Losing Hutchinson - Washington Times
Ashcroft Bids Farewell to the Justice Department - Washington Post


Monday, January 24, 2005

For Bush, GOP Leaders, Some Policy Paths Diverge - Los Angeles Times
Republican Lawmakers Set for Debut of Agenda - New York Times
Snowe Wary Over Social Security - Washington Post
Some See Risks For the G.O.P. in New Strength - New York Times
Inaugural Speech Greeted With Skepticism Abroad - USA Today
Washington Democrats Now Prefer Election Fight at Capitol - Seattle Times
Sen. Boxer Takes Victim Role After Hearing for Rice - Washington Times
New Strategy on Social Security - Washington Post
'Cheney in the Morning,' or Something Like That - New York Times
Web Logs Come of Age as Source of News - San Francisco Chronicle


Sunday, January 23, 2005

Bush Faces Fight on Agenda - Chicago Tribune
Republican Party Foot Soldiers Ready for New Battlefield - Philadelphia Inquirer
Semantics Shape Social Security Debate - Washington Post
Deficit-Minded Republicans Eyeing Entitlements - Los Angeles Times
Scores of Felons Voted Illegally in Washington Election - Seattle Times
Post-9/11 Arrests Dog Chertoff - Philadelphia Inquirer
Kerry Seeking Role in Spotlight - Washington Times
Who Will Be the Next Alpha Democrat? - Los Angeles Times
Dean Blasts GOP in Bid to Chair Democratic Party - San Francisco Chronicle
Commandos Get Duty on U.S. Soil - New York Times


Saturday, January 22, 2005

Bush Speech Not a Sign of Policy Shift, Officials Say - Washington Post
Bush's Smiles Meet Some Frowns in Europe - New York Times
Bush Pulls 'Neocons' Out of the Shadows - Los Angeles Times
Bush Plans Leanest Budget - Washington Times
Pentagon's Needs Offer Airlines a Lift - New York Times
Frist Eyes Raise of Gratuity to Dead Troops' Kin - Washington Times
Election Glitches Attributed to Human Error in Washington - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Senator Dayton Vulnerable to Defeat in '06 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
New Medicare Rules on Drugs Balance Access Against Costs - New York Times


Friday, January 21, 2005

Ambitious President Advances His Idealism - Washington Post
History Not Kind to Presidents During Second Term - USA Today
Rehnquist Delivers Fifth Oath in 19 Years - Philadelphia Inquirer
On Rival's Big Day, Kerry Keeps Low Profile on Observation Deck - Boston Globe
Senate OKs Two for Cabinet but Delays Rice Vote - Washington Times
G.O.P. Irate Over Delay on Rice Vote - New York Times
Washington GOP Loses Request to Speed Up Court Case - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Los Angeles Mayoral Candidates Debate Economic Issues - Los Angeles Times
Ohio Attorney General Asks Court to Sanction Lawyer - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cheney Warns of Iran As a Nuclear Threat - Washington Post


Thursday, January 20, 2005

Four Years Later, He's Not the Same George W. Bush - USA Today
Bush to Embrace a Bold Agenda - Washington Times
Lone Star Loyalists Celebrate Inauguration in D.C. - Dallas Morning News
Inaugural Price Tag in Line with History - Washington Times
Senate Panel Delays Vote on Gonzales - New York Times
Rice Is Closer to Final Vote Of Senate - Washington Post
Supreme Battle Likely Over Justices - Chicago Tribune
Federal Ballots Get County's Attention in Washington - Seattle Times
Options Sought on Social Security Proposal - Washington Post
Judge in Fla. Won't Accept Gay Couple's Mass. Wedding - Boston Globe
Early Exit Polls Overstated Kerry Results, Media Group Says - Chicago Tribune


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Some Think Democrats' Party Agenda Still Missing in Inaction - Chicago Tribune
Rice Again Faces Questions from Senate Panel - USA Today
Rice Defends Bush's Iraq Policies in Testy Exchange with Boxer - San Francisco Chronicle
New Doubts On Plan For Social Security - Washington Post
Panel Leader: Congress Likely to Change Bush's Proposal - USA Today
6 Senate Intelligence Staffers Fired by GOP - Los Angeles Times
'Roe' Urges Court to Vacate Landmark Decision - Washington Times
Inauguration Kickoff Salutes Military - Dallas Morning News
Heir Apparent for 2008 Not So Apparent - Chicago Tribune
Optimism has Fallen, Divisions Increased, Poll Shows - USA Today


Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Rice Facing Questions at Confirmation Hearing - USA Today
Political Divisions Persist After Election - Washington Post
Exit Pollsters to Release Election Report to Media - USA Today
Bush Rewarded by Black Pastors' Faith - Los Angeles Times
As Jan. 20 Nears, Terror Warnings Drop - Washington Post
Cut in Medicare Payments to Hospitals Is Advised - New York Times
Guest Worker Plan in Doubt - Los Angeles Times
Cheney Exercising Muscle on Domestic Policies - New York Times
Kerry Alleges Voters Were 'Suppressed' - Boston Globe
Delays at Ohio Polls Weren't Scheme - Cleveland Plain Dealer


Monday, January 17, 2005

King's Impact Shapes Political Debates in 21st Century - San Francisco Chronicle
Rice Goes From the Inside to The Front - Washington Post
Rice, Powell Have Separate Styles of Diplomacy - Los Angeles Times
As Rice Prepares to Move Up, Diplomacy May Be on Rise, Too
- New York Times
Frist Hints of Sacrifices In Social Security Changes - Washington Post
No Call for Agency to Sell Fix for Social Security, Aide Says - New York Times
Senators Seek Rise in Death Payments - Washington Times
Roosevelts, Kennedys, Now the Bushes - Washington Post
Man Who Puts Words in the President's Mouth Defends His Style - New York Times
Bush Speech to Be 'Historical Marker' - Washington Times


Sunday, January 16, 2005

Bush Says Election Ratified Iraq Policy - Washington Post
Bush to Use 'Ownership Society' Theme in Push for Changes - New York Times
Rehearsal to Set Stage For Week of Grand Events - Washington Post
Bush's Legacy Likely to Last Generations - San Francisco Chronicle
Social Security Agency Is Enlisted to Push Its Own Revision - New York Times
Media Failures Fan Rival Bias Charges - Chicago Tribune
Gingrich Writes Act 2 of His Political Life - Los Angeles Times
Gingrich Influential in Health Care Reform - New York Times
GOP Moderates Wary of Filibuster Curb - Washington Post
How the Illinois GOP Imploded - Chicago Tribune


Saturday, January 15, 2005

Bush's Budget Will Seek Modest Rise in Pell Grants - New York Times
Treasury Struggles To Keep Influence - Washington Post
Winning Trumps Ideology in Search for DNC Chair - New York Times
Atheist Unable to Block Bush Inauguration Blessing - San Francisco Chronicle
First Lady Ponders Power of Her Post - Washington Times
F.C.C. to Investigate Commentator Paid to Promote Bush Policy - New York Times
CBS News Chief Speaks About Changes, Future - Los Angeles Times
Election Turnout in 2004 Was Highest Since 1968 - Washington Post
Attorney General Assumes Control of Washington Election Lawsuit - Seattle Times
Bushes' Seal on History - Dallas Morning News


Friday, January 14, 2005

President Bush Meets with Reporters in White House - Philadelphia Inquirer
Overhauling Retirement Worth Risk, Cheney Says - New York Times
Social Security Assessments Still Poles Apart - Boston Globe
Bush Plans Sharp Cuts in HUD Community Efforts - Washington Post
A Push in States to Curb Malpractice Costs - New York Times
Washington GOP Seeks Criminal Records of Voters - Seattle Times
Ohio Pulls Plug on Electronic Voting - Cleveland Plain Dealer
President Criticizes Education Dept.'s Payout to Armstrong - USA Today
Education Chief Defends Payments to Pundit - Washington Post
Baseball Bulks Up Steroid Testing - Chicago Tribune


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Supreme Court Transforms Use of Sentence Guidelines - New York Times
'No Child' Expansion Is Outlined - Washington Post
Sen. Kennedy Vows to Fight on Values - Boston Globe
Amid Legal Challenge, Gregoire Sworn in as Governor of WA - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Big-Money Contributors Line Up for Inauguration - Washington Post
Protest Groups, Too, Prepare for the President's Big Day - New York Times
Cornyn Set to Tackle Immigration Reform
- Dallas Morning News
White House Fought New Curbs on Interrogations, Officials Say - New York Times
Senators Criticize Proposal to Kill Lockheed Aircraft - Washington Post
16 Dems Urge Bush to Start Pullout from Iraq - San Francisco Chronicle


Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Bush Team in Place for 2nd Term - Dallas Morning News
Security Nominee Is a Hard Charger on Legal War on Terror - New York Times
Homeland Security Nominee Criticized Over Post-9/11 Policies - Washington Post
Bush Launches PR Campaign to Change Social Security - USA Today
Bush's Budget Expected to Be Aggressive - Washington Post
President Vows Push on Immigration - Washington Times
U.S., Russia Close to Weapons Deal - New York Times
Citing Need for Party-Building, Dean to Seek DNC Post - Washington Post
Activists Drop Challenge to Bush's Ohio Victory - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Deals Reached in Texas Political Donation Inquiry - Los Angeles Times


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Chertoff Picked as Homeland Security Nominee - USA Today
Bush Picks Supporter as Economic Council Chief - Washington Post
Wall Street Hears Pitch for Social Security Plan - New York Times
Poll Finds Social Security Divide - USA Today
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Gay Adoption Case - Miami Herald
Nation's Health Spending Slows, but It Still Hits Record - New York Times
U.S. Tells D.C. to Pay Inaugural Expenses - Washington Post
New Error Found in Washington Governor Vote Tally - Seattle Times
Director Of Civil Service Resigns - Washington Post
Gingrich's Book Presents New Contract, '08 Platform - Washington Times


Monday, January 10, 2005

Hot Topic: How U.S. Might Disengage in Iraq - New York Times
Democrats Are United in Plans To Block Top Bush Initiatives - Washington Post
Low Job-Approval Rating Seen Stalling Bush Agenda - Washington Times
Inaugural Security Draws on Latest Technologies - Washington Post
House GOP Seen Straying from Pledges in 'Contract' - Boston Globe
Democrats Name Campaign Leader - Chicago Tribune
Roemer Announces Bid to Head DNC - South Bend Tribune
From Behind the Scenes She Recruits Bush's Team - Los Angeles Times
Rumsfeld-McCain Feud Grew After Summer Lunch - Washington Times


Sunday, January 9, 2005

Applying Brakes to Benefits Gets Wide G.O.P. Backing - New York Times
Supreme Court in Middle of Cultural Debate - Philadelphia Inquirer
GOP Leaders Tighten Grip on House - Washington Post
Democrats Seek Chief for a Party Cast Adrift - Philadelphia Inquirer
Intelligence Reform Returns to Fore - Washington Times
California Politician's Rise Is Struck a Blow by Scandal - New York Times
Gov. Warner's Prospects Keep Virginia Guessing - Washington Post
Americans Refuse to Concede 'Stolen Election' - Cleveland Plain Dealer


Saturday, January 8, 2005

Bush Urges Settlement of Asbestos Claims - Washington Post
Bush Names 2 Ex-Senators To Consider Tax Reform - New York Times
Sen. Clinton Aide Indicted in Los Angeles Fundraiser Probe - Los Angeles Times
Rossi Files Suit for Revote in Washington - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Snow Pushes Social Security Reform - Washington Times
Rehnquist Delays His Return to Bench - Boston Globe
Administration Paid Commentator to Promote 'No Child' Law - Washington Post
Capuano Won't Run for Massachusetts Governor - Boston Globe


Friday, January 7, 2005

Bush Rejects Growing Pessimism on U.S. Foreign Policy - Washington Post
Gonzales Speaks Against Torture During Hearing - New York Times
Specter Keeps Hearing on Track - Philadelphia Inquirer
Economy Adds 157,000 Jobs, Ending Best Year Since 1999 - New York Times
Democrats Challenge Ohio Electoral Vote Count - Los Angeles Times
Dead Voted in Washington Governor's Race - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Washington GOP to File Suit Over Gregoire's Win - Seattle Times
Another Suit Filed Over San Diego Mayoral Election - San Diego Union-Tribune
Democrats Try to Alter Social Security Debate - Boston Globe
Bush Announces Zoellick as Deputy to Rice - Washington Post
C.I.A. Report Finds Its Officials Failed in Pre-9/11 Efforts - New York Times


Thursday, January 6, 2005

Bush Pushes for Tort Reform - USA Today
Gonzales's Clemency Memos Criticized - Washington Post
Bush Nominee Plans to Stand Firm on War-Captive Memo - New York Times
Critics of Ohio Voting Results Seek a Voice - Boston Globe
Business Lobby to Get Behind Judicial Bids - Los Angeles Times
RNC Taps Ohio's Davidson as Co-chairman - Washington Times
G.O.P. Divided as Bush Views Social Security - New York Times
Lewis Wins House Appropriations Chair - Los Angeles Times
Gov. Schwarzenegger Seeks Big Changes for California - San Francisco Chronicle
Changing of the Guard at the CIA - Washington Post


Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Bush to Seek Limits on Lawsuits - Washington Post
More Heat Over Gonzales Nomination - Los Angeles Times
As White House Counsel, Gonzales Sought Ruling About Torture - New York Times
Reforms a Priority on GOP Agenda as 109th Congress Convenes - Washington Times
After Retreat, G.O.P. Changes House Ethics Rule - New York Times
House Removes Gag on Senate Talk - Los Angeles Times
Specter is Elected Judiciary Committee Chief - Philadelphia Inquirer
Field of Candidates for DNC Chairman Narrows to Four - Washington Post
Kirk Endorses Frost to Lead Dems - Dallas Morning News
Washington Election Scrutiny Reveals Provisional-vote Flaws - Seattle Times
Bracing for Battle, Bush to Move Slowly on Social Security - Washington Post


Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Bush Outlines His 'Big Issues,' Asks for New Lawmakers' Help - Los Angeles Times
GOP Abandons Ethics Changes - Washington Post
Lawyers Urge Ohio High Court to End Challenge to Bush's Win - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Senator Kerry Reemerges on Public Stage in Mideast Trip - Boston Globe
Asbestos Claims Solution Sought - Washington Post
California Bans a Large-Caliber Gun, and the Battle Is On - New York Times
Governor Schwarzenegger to Renew Push to Shape California - San Francisco Chronicle
Obama Tells Reporters to Slow Down - USA Today
Rossi Backers Push for Revote in Washington - Seattle Times
Advisory Panel Lists Drugs It Wants New Law to Cover - New York Times
Social Security Formula Weighed - Washington Post


Monday, January 3, 2005

New Congress Reflects Nation's Division, Diversity - USA Today
Two Issues May Deeply Divide Next Congress - Washington Post
GOP Split on Bush's Legislative Priorities - Philadelphia Inquirer
White House Transition Is Easier Second Time Around - Washington Post
Quietly but Firmly, Hastert Asserts His Power - New York Times
Republican Reed Faces GOP Wrath Over Washington Recount Decisions - Seattle Times
Gonzales Is Likely to Face Hard Questions in Hearings - New York Times
Firms Seek SEC Rule Changes - Washington Post
Politicians Protest Certifying of Ohio Vote - Cleveland Plain Dealer
As Senator, Physician Also Wants His Practice - Los Angeles Times


Sunday, January 2, 2005

Bigger Republican Majority Plans to Push Bush Agenda - New York Times
Bush Urged to Outline Foreign Policy Goals - Washington Post
Democrats Split Again Over Party's Agenda - Los Angeles Times
US Intelligence Shake-up Meets Growing Criticism - Boston Globe
Bush Immigration Plan Meets GOP Opposition - Washington Post
In Plan to Reduce Deficit, White House Turns to Old Projections - New York Times
Revamping Social Security - Washington Post
New Law Affects Gay Unions in California - Los Angeles Times
Liberals Hope Gregoire Will Repay Support in Washington - Seattle Times


Saturday, January 1, 2005

Bush Greatly Boosts Tsunami Aid - Washington Post
Rehnquist Resumes His Call for Judicial Independence - New York Times
Evangelical Leader Threatens to Use Muscle Against Some Democrats - New York Times
A Big Push On Social Security - Washington Post
Gov. Schwarzenegger to Call for Special Session in CA - Los Angeles Times
Congress Resists Key Recommendation of 9/11 Panel - Washington Post