Politics & Election News

Tuesday, May 31

Math Doesn't Add Up for a Democrat-Run Senate - Los Angeles Times
Bush's Political Capital Spent, Voices in Both Parties Suggest - Washington Post
Bush Could Draw Voters Through Social Security Debate - Baltimore Sun
Social Security Plan Backed in New Poll - Washington Times
Parents Sought as New Political Force - USA Today
The Clinton Years: Two Terms of Chaos - New York Times
Clinton White House a Madhouse - New York Daily News
Centrist Strategy Shapes Hillary Clinton's Politics - Washington Post
Weaned on Politics, Cheney Daughters Find a Place at the Table - New York Times
AL: Budget Flop Is Ammo for '06 Vote - Huntsville Times
CA: Governor's Spending Plans Fall Victim to Politics - Los Angeles Times
CA: Fifteen Seek to Replace San Diego Mayor - Associated Press
FL: Waiting for Harris Has GOP Antsy - Miami Herald
FL: Trump to Give Charlie Crist Fundraiser - St. Petersburg Times/AP
IA: Governor's Efforts Suggest '08 White House Bid - Des Moines Register
MA: Romney's Focus on China Fuels Political Guessing - Boston Globe
MA: Patrick's War Chest Gets Big Boost - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich Says He'll Seek Gay-Rights Compromise - Baltimore Sun
MO: Bush Visit Spotlights State GOP - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
MT: Poll: Montana's Voters Oppose Bush's Social Security Plan - Billings Gazette
MT: Franks, Ohs Seek GOP Post - Billings Gazette
NJ: Schundler, Forrester Put Dispute on Parade - Newark Star-Ledger
OH: Political Moderation Could Get Test in Ohio - Dayton Daily News
OH: Wilson To Run For Congress - The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register
PA: State's Primary Plan Stirs Criticism - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
TX: Failures Are Troublesome but Not Insurmountable for Perry - Houston Chronicle
TX: Time Will Tell if Session Helped, Hurt Perry's Bid - Austin American-Statesman
WA: GOP Election Challenge Enters Second Week - Associated Press
WA: Spokane Mayor Defends Self on 'Today' Show - Spokane Spokesman-Review

Monday, May 30

White House Narrowing High Court List - CNN/AP
Filibuster Deal Evaded Key Question on High Court Nominees - Washington Post
On Filibuster and Stem Cells, GOP Bears Pain of Compromise - Los Angeles Times
Bush's 2nd Term: Chicago Tribune | Dallas Morning News | Associated Press
GOP Lawmakers Acknowledge Uphill Fight on Social Security - Washington Post
Dean's 'Red State' Plan Praised - Washington Times
CA: Governor Making Politics Local - Los Angeles Times
FL: Senator Labors to Get Name Known - St. Petersburg Times
IL: Rauschenberger Poised to Run for Governor - Chicago Sun-Times
KS: Brownback's Plans for 2008 - Newsweek
MA: Reilly Courting Interest Groups for Campaign Funds - Boston Globe
NJ: In Governor Primary, Two Former Losers Seek Redemption - New York Times
NY: Pirro's Prospects Excite Republicans - Westchester Journal News
OH: Noe Coin Controversy May Be Costly to GOP - Toledo Blade
TX: Gov. Perry Had Some Successes but Big Prize Elusive - Dallas Morning News
VA: Virginia Governor Hopefuls Split on Filibusters - Washington Times
VT: Socialist Leads U.S. Senate Race - Associated Press

Sunday, May 29

Filibuster Battle Altering '08 Presidential Landscape - Washington Times
Judicial Nominee Compromise Under G.O.P. Pressure - New York Times
The Uncompromising Mr. Bush - Washington Post
A U.S. Faith Initiative for Africa - Los Angeles Times
Health Leaders Seek Consensus Over Uninsured - New York Times
IL: Rep. Hastert's Political Money Machine - Chicago Tribune
IL: Political Insiders Tell What Daley Must Do to Survive - Chicago Sun-Times
MA: Add to List of 'Could Be' Governors: Rep. Lynch - Boston Globe
MD: GOP Pushing Steele for Senate - Washington Post
MO: A New Direction for Missouri - Kansas City Star
NC: Sen. Dole Names Potential Challengers - Charlotte Observer
NJ: Schundler's 2001 Loss Has Presence in Governor Bid - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: NYC Mayoral Candidates Learning Spanish - Associated Press
PA: Stem Cells Pit Specter Against Santorum - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
TX: Doin' the '06 Shuffle - Dallas Morning News
WA: Judge Rules with Eye to Present and Future - Seattle Times

Saturday, May 28

Bush Denies Democrats Bolton Files -Washington Times
McCain Urging Accord on Bolton and Secret Documents - New York Times
Rice Goes to Bat for Bolton - San Francisco Chronicle
Clinton Easily Clears First Hurdle on Road to '08 - New York Post
Panels Seek to Curb Negroponte - Los Angeles Times
DeLay Angry to Be Named on 'Law & Order' - Chicago Sun-Times
CA: Villaraigosa Brings a Little Upscale Style to City Hall - Los Angeles Times
FL: Voting System Change in Dade Likely - Miami Herald
MA: Romney Vetoes Stem Cell Bill - Boston Herald/AP
MN: Third-party Candidate, DFLer to Run for Governor - Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP
MN: Doran's Wealth Swamps That of Other Senate Candidates - Minneoplis Star/AP
NJ: Corzine Talks of Lowering Property Tax - New York Times
NJ: Corzine Says He's Not Running From D.C. - Associated Press
NJ: Senate Panel Supports Feb. Presidential Primary - Philadelphia Inquirer
KY: Fletcher Denies Playing Favorites - Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
TX: Sen. Hutchison of Texas Plots Next Move - Associated Press
TX: Southwest Sowed Seeds of Wright Amendment Fight - Dallas Morning News
WA: Democrats Open Defense in Vote Trial - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Friday, May 27

Democrats Block Vote on Bolton - Washington Times
Showdown Delayed For At Least 1 Week - MSNBC
Sen. Thune Now Says He'll Oppose Bolton for U.N. - Argus Leader/AP
For Senators, a Pact Does Not Mean Peace - New York Times
DeLay's PAC Treasurer Fined $200k - Los Angeles Times
Poll: Mixed Messages for Hillary Clinton - CNN
CA: Governor Lacks Support for Special Election, Poll Finds - San Francisco Chronicle
CA: Governor Discounts Protests, Poll Results on Special Election - Mercury News/AP
CA: Gov. Schwarzenegger Digs Fixing Potholes - San Francisco Chronicle
FL: Crist Raises $1.1-Million for His Run for Governor - St. Petersburg Times
IN: Bayh Says He's Clinton, but He's a Bit Gore Too - The Hill
NJ: Schroeder Banking on Appeal to Older Voters - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
NV: Nevada 44th in '04 Voter Turnout - Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
OH: DeWine Says Dad Was Wrong About Judicial Filibusters - Cincinnati Enquirer
PA: Critics Question Timing of Santorum Bill - Associated Press
VA: Kilgore Gets RNC Nod Over Primary Rival - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/AP
WA: Witness Says Rossi Won Gov. Election - Associated Press
WA: Felon-Voter Evidence Allowed - Seattle Times

Thursday, May 26

Bolton Nomination Nears Key Senate Vote - Washington Post
Democrats Threaten a Filibuster on Bolton - Washington Times
Priscilla Owen Confirmed as Federal Judge - Associated Press
Rubin Urges Democrats Not to Reveal Their Hand on Social Security - The Hill
GOP Tilting Balance Of Power to the President - Washington Post
Bush Rejects Stem Cell Compromise - Washington Post
Specter Says Senate Could Override a Veto - New York Times
Stem-Cell Debate to Spill Over into '06 - The Hill
For 2006, Democrats Try 'Back to Basics' - Christian Science Monitor
CA: Thousands Protest Governor's Plans - Sacramento Bee
CO: '04 Vote Brought Out Young - Rocky Mountain News
CO: Dems Far Outdrew GOP in '04 Out-of-State Cash - Denver Post
FL: Many Wait While Harris Ponders Senate Bid - Sarasota Herald Tribune
IA: Nussle Lays Out Plans for Trip Across State - Des Moines Register
MA: Reilly to Continue to Defend 1913 Law Limiting Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
MN: Minnesota Is Tops in Voter Turnout - St. Cloud Times/AP
MT: Bozeman Legislator Mulls Congress Race - Billings Gazette
NH: Romney Trip to N.H. Eyed as Presidential Prelim - Boston Herald
NJ: Dueling Styles and Political Legacies Shape a Republican Primary - New York Times
NJ: Murphy Out to Give State 'Principled Leadership' - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
NM: Fellow Dems Chastise Governor for Chock-Full Campaign Coffers - SF New Mexican
SD: Threat to Base Sends Thune on Patrol - New York Times
TN: Ford Announces His Intention to Run for Frist's Senate Seat - The Hill
WA: Official Cites Mistakes in King County Vote Handling - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WA: Numbers Speak for Themselves, GOP Says - Seattle Times

Wednesday, May 25

In a Polarized Senate, A Victory for the Middle - Washington Post
Senate Truce Faces Test of Bush's Next Nominations - Los Angeles Times
Republicans Eager to Challenge Agreement on Filibusters - New York Times
Owen Proceeds Toward an OK; Anger Grows - Washington Times
Ramifications for '08: CS Monitor | NY Times | The Hill | SF Chronicle
House Defies Bush on Stem Cells - Washington Post
Dean: Blacks Annoyed by Party's Outreach - Associated Press
For DCCC, $26,700 Is Not Enough - The Hill
AZ: Gov. Napolitano Poll Numbers Positive - Arizona Daily Star
FL: Crist Kickoff Brings Out Top Fundraising Team - St. Petersburg Times
IA: Gronstal Weighs Run for Governor - Des Moines Register
KS: Sen. Brownback's 'Soul Is a Work in Progress' - The Hill
MA: Romney Hints of a Shift on Abortion - Boston Globe
MD: Duncan Weighs Governor's Race - Washington Times
MT: Tester Begins Campaign for U.S. Senate Seat - Missoulian
NE: Johnson to Manage Sen. Nelson Campaign - Lincoln Journal Star
NH: Poll: NH Supports Governor, Cigarette Tax - Manchester Union Leader
NJ: DiGaetano Emphasizes Blue-Collar Background - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
NY: Waiting for Ms. Pirro to Pick Her Shot - New York Times
NY: Cox Presses Clinton Senate Challenge - Newsday
NY: Lawyers Pac on Bucks for Pataki - New York Post
NY: Bloomberg Continues to Buy TV Time for Campaign Ads - New York Times
OH: Sen. DeWine's Role in Pact Could Affect Son's House Bid - The Hill
UT: Gov. Huntsman Gets Behind Romney Bid - Deseret Morning News
VA: Kaine Event Capitalizes on Gov. Warner - Washington Post
WA: GOP Contrasts Elections Offices in Two Counties - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WA: Leadoff Witness Key for GOP? - Seattle Times

Tuesday, May 24

A Last-Minute Deal on Judicial Nominees - Washington Post
7 Republicans Abandon GOP on Filibuster - Washington Times
A Center Forms to Outflank Left, Right - Los Angeles Times
In Senate Deal, a Modest Win for Bush, but More Tests Lie Ahead - New York Times
Bush Approval Dips to 46% - USA Today
Stem Cell Showdown Set in House - Chicago Tribune
DeLay Is Back in Spotlight to Lead Stem-Cell Bill Fight - The Hill
Dean's Tough Talk on DeLay Troubling to Some Analysts - Houston Chronicle
AZ: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Looms as Issue in '06 Election - Arizona Capitol Times
CA: Westly's $10 Million Donation Signals Plan to Run for Governor - SF Chronicle/AP
IL: Schwarzenegger Flexes for Top GOP Donors in Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times
KS: Mays Files for ’06 Gubernatorial Race - Lawrence Journal-World/AP
MD: National Issues May Dominate State Races - Baltimore Sun
MI: Gay Marriage Factors in Senate Race in Michigan - The Hill
MN: Ex-FBI Agent Rowley Again Mulls Congress Run - Minneapolis Star Tribune
NJ: Corzine Offers Health Plan; Rivals Unite in Attacking It - New York Times
NJ: Without Fuss or Fluff, Caliguire Undaunted - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
NY: Pirro May Face Senator Clinton in '06 Election - New York Times
NY: Pirro Aims High - New York Post
NY: Pivotal Moment Set in Fund-Raising Case - New York Sun
NY: Queens Dems Endorse Miller for Mayor - New York Post
OR: High Court Won't Hear Nader-Ballot Case - Salem Statesman Journal/AP
TX: Clinton Pulls a Half-Mil from Texas Pockets - Dallas Morning News
VA: New Kaine Ad Rebuts Pro-Kilgore GOP Attack - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/AP
WA: GOP Dealt Blow in Governor Vote Trial - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WA: GOP Focuses on Election "Fraud" - Seattle Times
WA: Spokane Mayor Apologizes, but Won't Resign - Associated Press

Monday, May 23

Sen. Allen Says 'Nuclear Option' Likely - Washington Times
Senate Leaders Prepare for Crucial Filibuster Vote - Washington Post
Senate Moderates Forming Power Center - Boston Globe
Senate Negotiations Go Down to Wire - New York Times
Activists on Right and Left Agree: No Deals - USA Today
Dean, Feisty and Unbowed, Stands By Words on DeLay - New York Times
Edwards Speaks Out Against Poverty - Myrtle Beach Sun/Hearst
What's a Governor Like You Doing in a State Like This? - USA Today
AR: Gov. Huckabee's White House Calculus - Arkansas News Bureau
CA: No Offseason for Political Ads - San Diego Union-Tribune
IA: Edwards, Clinton Set Two Events for Iowans - Des Moines Register
IL: Governor Sinks into Controversy - Quad-City Times/AP
IL: Scandals Chip Away at Mayor Daley - Chicago Tribune
NC: GOP Gears Up for 2008 Gubernatorial Election - Winston-Salem Journal
NE: National GOP Puts Nelson in Bull's-Eye - Lincoln Journal Star
NE: Democrat Bill Richardson Jabs One of His Own, Too - Lincoln Journal Star/AP
NJ: GOP Field Still Mystery to the Public - Newark Star-Ledger
NJ: Lonegan is Staunchly Conservative, Self-Reliant - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
NJ: At GOP Primary Debate, Rewards and Reprimands - New York Times
NV: Poll: Gibbons Comes Out on Top in Race for Governor - Las Vegas Review-Journal
NY: Sen. Clinton Has Eyes at Rosen Trial - New York Sun
NY: Spitzer Dodges Stadium Fray - New York Post
NY: With More Private Giving, Bloomberg Forges Ties - New York Times
VA: Gov. Pataki Strikes Gold in Virginia - Buffalo News
WA: Election Trial That Opens Today Echoes Beyond State - Seattle Times
WA: Election Formula Could Multiply Cases - Tacoma News Tribune
WV: At 87, Sen. Byrd Faces Re-Election Battle of His Career - USA Today/AP

Sunday, May 22

'Moderates' Looking for Filibuster Deal - Associated Press
The Senate Nears the Point of No Return - New York Times
Public Is Souring on Congress, Polls Find - Baltimore Sun
Judge's Past Belies Present Criticisms - Washington Times
Bush Keeps Role in Senate Fray Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind - Los Angeles Times
The Right's Counteroffensive Against DeLay Critics - Washington Post
CA: Beatty Takes Swipes At Governor - San Francisco Chronicle
CA: Villaraigosa Assembling His Network - Los Angeles Times

KS: Freshman Legislator Is Rising Star - Kansas City Star
MD: Support Grows for Steele Senate Race - Washington Times/AP
MN: Minneapolis Lawyer Is New DFL State Chair - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MT: Tester Close to Declaring Senate Candidacy - Great Falls Tribune
NJ: Forrester Is Combating Perception of Stiffness - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Bloomberg an Outsider? No, Just an Outspender - New York Daily News
NY: Weiner: Mayor 'Copped' Out - New York Post
PA: Rick Santorum -- The Believer - NY Times Magazine
VA: Gov. Warner Frequently Out of Virginia - Washington Post
WA: Governor Vote Trial Set to Begin - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WA: Toss Out Felon Vote, Gregoire Still Wins - Seattle Times
WA: Felon Voters Fit No Single Mold - Seattle Times

Saturday, May 21

Stage Set for Senate Showdown Tuesday - Washington Post
Gonzales Says He Supports Nominee Owen Despite Texas Case - Washington Post
Poll: 47% Favor Conservative Judges - Associated Press
Hillary Clinton Hangs Back in the Senate Filibuster Fight - Houston Chronicle
Bush Vows First Veto for Stem-Cell Bill - Washington Times
Dean Still Says DeLay May Deserve Jail - Associated Press
AZ: Governor Enrages GOP with Late Vetoes - Arizona Republic
CA: Governor's Star Power Not What it Once Was - San Francisco Chronicle
IL: GOP Fund-Raising Weekend Lacks 2 Top Contenders - Chicago Sun-Times
MA: Rare Chance for Unity Fades for Romney, Democrats - Boston Globe
MA: When Gov. Wants the State to Hear, He Takes to the Airwaves - Boston Herald/AP
MA: Romney to Talk of Stem Cells on TV - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich Vetoes Bill Extending Rights to Gay Couples - Washington Post
MI: Bush to Speak to Christian College Grads - Chicago Tribune
MN: Bloggers, Pawlenty Hobnob - Minneapolis Star Tribune
NJ: Property Taxes: Tough Talk, Tougher Reality - New York Times
NJ: Teacher Makes Bid for Governor - Associated Press
NV: Republicans Use Ads to Rip Reid Back Home in Nevada - Washington Times
NY: Hillary Headlines Iowa Fund-Raiser in D.C. - Chicago Sun-Times/AP
OH: Strickland Debuts in Governor Run - Cincinnati Enquirer
OH: Coleman Hits Road for Votes - Cincinnati Enquirer
OH: Kemp's for McEwen in House Race, but 2nd Choice is DeWine - Cincinnati Enquirer
VA: Kaine Camp Decries GOP Ad Tying Democrat to Tax Rise - Washington Post
WA: Governor Vote Trial Set to Begin - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
WA: Manager Aware of Flawed Ballot Report - Seattle Times

Friday, May 20

Bipartisan Group Seeks Own Course On Nominees - Washington Post
New Dealmakers on Capitol Hill - Christian Science Monitor
Reid Draws Spotlight at Center of Filibuster Fight - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Demands of Partisanship Bring Change to the Senate - New York Times
Short List Begins for Supreme Court - Washington Times
An Architect of Bush Plan on Retirement Urges Retreat - New York Times
Stem-Cell Research Surges Ahead of Lawmakers - Christian Science Monitor
As Dems Shore Up Base, GOP Goes 'Raiding' - USA Today
AL: Baxley Running for Governor - Birmingham News
CA: Republican Eyes Office of San Diego Mayor - Associated Press
FL: Gov. Bush Aids Schwarzenegger in Push to Raise Cash - Orlando Sentinel
FL: Gov. Jeb Bush Strengthens GOP Base - Associated Press
IL: First Lady of Illinois Linked to Developer - Chicago Tribune
MA: Healey to Stick with Beacon Over Capitol Hill - Boston Herald
NJ: Poll Finds Forrester Slightly Ahead in Gov. Primary - Newark Star-Ledger
NY: Hillary Aide in Fury Over Money - New York Post
NY: On West Coast, a Lesson Plan for Ferrer Bid - New York Times
TX: Sen. Hutchison Dismisses GOP Worry - Dallas Morning News
TX: DA's Speech Prompts Calls for Him to Resign - Houston Chronicle
VA: Gov. Candidates Stump for Rural Voters - Richmond Times-Dispatch
VA: Potts Sells Himself as Candidate 'with Gray Hair' - Richmond Times-Dispatch
WA: National Parties Help Fund State Fight - Seattle Times
WA: Parties Ask Court to Scuttle Top-Two Primary - Seattle Times
WA: Mayor West Returns to Work - Spokane Spokesman-Review

Thursday, May 19

Centrist Senators Still Seeking Deal on Judges - Washington Post
Specter 'Hopeful' of Deal on Filibuster - CNN
Pressure by White House Is Being Applied With Care - New York Times
'Hour of Decision' on Judicial Picks - Washington Times
Judicial Slugfest Likely to Bruise Lawmakers' Image Further - Los Angeles Times
Poll: Voters Dissatisfied with Bush, Congress - MSNBC
American Optimism Stuns Pollsters - Washington Times
Panel's Report Offers Two Views of Bolton - Washington Post
2 Sides in Bolton Debate Take Positions for Next Stage of Fight - New York Times
AL: Zell Miller to Speak at GOP Fund-Raiser - Birmingham News
CA: Villaraigosa's Support Goes Beyond Latinos - Los Angeles Times
CO: GOP Weighs Risks in Fight to Keep Governor's Seat - Rocky Mountain News
CT: Rep. Shays Would Rather Fight Than Switch - The Hill
FL: Gallagher Announces 4th Try for Governor - St. Petersburg Times
IL: Gov. Blagojevich Defends Boast of ‘Virility’ - Arlington Daily Herald/AP
MA: Capuano Takes Jab at Reilly for Stance on Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
MD: O'Malley Claims Ehrlich Smear Tactics - Baltimore Sun
MD: O'Malley Rumor Has Become Weapon in Governor's Race - Baltimore Sun
NJ: 2 Candidates Keep Warring in G.O.P. Governor Race - New York Times
NY: Daniels: I Will Probably Run if Pataki Doesn't - Newsday/AP
NY: Nixon Son-in-Law Eyes Run Against Hillary - New York Daily News
NY: Ex-Aide to Senator Clinton Implicated in Trial - Los Angeles Times
NY: Attorney Paul Costello Ponders Bid Against Rep. Bishop in NY-1 - The Hill
VA: Kilgore Focuses on Traffic in N.Va. TV Ad - Washington Post
WA: Rossi Clobbers Sen. Cantwell in GOP Poll - The Hill

Wednesday, May 18

Senate on Cusp of Grand Showdown - Christian Science Monitor
A Likely Script for The 'Nuclear Option' - Washington Post
Heated Efforts in Senate to Avoid Filibuster Clash - New York Times
Debate Set to Start on Owen Nomination - FOX News
Memos Reveal Strategy Behind Judge Filibusters - Washington Times
Durbin Questions Reid's Strategy - Las Vegas Review-Journal
House GOP Tries to Pass Social Security Overhaul - Associated Press
Dean Jeers DeLay on Eve of Valley Trip - Arizona Republic
CA: Villaraigosa Landslide: 59% - 41% - Los Angeles Times
CA: McPherson: Forget 2006 Remap - Sacramento Bee
FL: Gallagher to Run for Governor - St. Petersburg Times/AP
IA: Rep. Nussle to Divulge '06 Plans June 1 - Des Moines Register
MA: Mitt Joins Barney in Blasting Dean Over Convention Cracks - Boston Herald
MD: Dean Wants Md. Democrats Unified - Washington Post
MT: Democrats Raise $30,000 - Billings Gazette
NJ: Republicans Debate Taxes and Spending in New Jersey - New York Times
NV: Poll: Sen. Reid's Performance Gets Thumbs Up from Most - Las Vegas Review-Journal
NV: Poll: Most Support Gov. Guinn's Performance - Las Vegas Review-Journal
NY: Nixon Son-In-Law May Take on Sen. Clinton - Associated Press
NY: First of Bloomberg's Ads, in Spanish, Stress City's Recovery - New York Times
NY: Ferrer’s Sharpton Problem: The Reverend May Walk - New York Observer
RI: Club for Growth May Back Challenger to Sen. Chafee in 2006 - The Hill
SC: Election 2006 — Gov. Sanford vs. the Legislature - Columbia State
TX: Sen. Hutchison May Face Tough Choice - Houston Chronicle
VA: The X Factor in Virginia's Gubernatorial Race - Washington Post
WA: GOP Says November Election Tainted by Fraud - Seattle Times

Tuesday, May 17

Democrats, GOP End Talks on Filibusters - Washington Post
Nuke Talks Go Nowhere - The Hill
PR Skills May Decide Filibuster Showdown - Los Angeles Times
Hill Lawmakers Moving Legislation Despite Impasse - Christian Science Monitor
Wexler Offers Proposal to Fix Social Security - Washington Times
Dems Seek New Tough-Guy Image - The Hill
Buchanan Sees 'War' Within Conservatism - Washington Times
AR: GOP Hopefuls for Governor Build Up Coffers - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CA: Mayoral Race Ends With One Last Push - Los Angeles Times
CA: Gov. Readies Special Election to Attack Legislature, Unions - Los Angeles Times
CA: Nationwide Tour Will Build War Chest for Ballot Measures - San Francisco Chronicle
FL: From Party Chief to Candidate for Governor - Miami Herald
IL: Gov. Blagojevich Blames Probe on Family Feud - Chicago Tribune
IL: Roskam Instant GOP Front-Runner in Race to Succeed Rep. Hyde - Chicago Sun-Times
MD: Affair with Staffer a Mistake, Mfume Says - Baltimore Sun
MD: Mfume, Woman Go Back Decade - Baltimore Sun
NE: Osborne Says His Health and Age Are Non-Factors - Lincoln Journal Star/AP
NJ: Corzine Financial Assets Worth $85.5 to $261.5 Million - Newark Star-Ledger/AP
NY: Bloomberg's Reported Spending Dwarfs That of Rivals - New York Times
NY: Ferrer Says He, Not Bloomberg, Was Angrier Over Diallo - New York Times
TX: Sen. Hutchison Reportedly Considered for Diplomatic Post - Ft Worth Star-Telegram
VA: Kilgore’s TV Ads to Start Airing Today Around State - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
WA: Council Votes on Leave for Mayor West - Spokane Spokesman-Review

Monday, May 16

Showdown Looms on Senate Filibuster - CNN
GOP Senators Hopeful on Non-'Nuclear' Options - Washington Times
Rove Guided Career of Judicial Nominee in Filibuster Fight - New York Times
GOP's Frist Takes Turn to Right - Baltimore Sun
Disparate Coalitions Now Make Up Two Parties, Study Finds - Washington Post
Democrats Covet the West, but Can't Keep Losing the South - Los Angeles Times
Rove Tours Battleground States - Newsweek
AR: Hispanics Feeling Alienated, State Democrats Told - Arkansas News Bureau
CA: Mayor Campaign Ending on Sour Note for Voters - Los Angeles Times
IL: Illinois Still Sour on Bush - Chicago Tribune
MA: Mitt’s Sweet White House Dreams - Boston Herald
MA: Passage of Marriage Amendment in Doubt - Boston Globe
MD: Mfume Plans News Conference Today - Baltimore Sun/AP
NE: State Sen. Smith Enters 3rd District Race - Lincoln Journal Star/AP
NY: Bill Clinton Lets His Anger Over a Column Show - New York Times
NY: Rep. Weiner Snears at 'Old, Stale' Mayoral Foes - New York Post
NY: Even Mayor Can't Keep Smoke Out of This Back Room - New York Times
OK: Edwards Looks to States for Life's Solutions - Oklahoman
PA: Native Son to Run Casey's Senate Campaign - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PA: Rep. Sherwood to Stay Head of Committee - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
VA: Kaine, Kilgore Court Hispanic Votes - Richmond Times-Dispatch
VA: Edwards Asks Law School Grads to Fight U.S. Poverty - Wilmington Star-News/AP

Sunday, May 15

At Center of Senate Showdown, a Boxer Takes On a Surgeon - New York Times
Democrat Readies Plan on Social Security - Los Angeles Times
One Year Later, Nation Divided on Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
Dean Rips DeLay at Convention - Boston Globe
Campaign Length is Focus of Dems' Calendar Discussion - Des Moines Register
GOP Faces a Fight to Hold Statehouses - Washington Times
AZ: GOP Not Convinced Governor Invincible - Arizona Republic
CA: Rivals Zero In on Key Voters in LA Mayor Race - Los Angeles Times
CA: Governor Sees Way to Buff Up His Image - San Francisco Chronicle
GA: Sen. Clinton Urges Agnes Scott Grads to Action - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
IL: Election Rumors Stir About Edgar - Springfield State Journal Register
MA: Democrats Endorse Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
NJ: 7 Candidates for Governor Keep Debate Genial, Mostly - New York Times
NJ: Candidates in GOP Debate Stress Eliminating Corruption - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Bloomberg Rivals Gang Up on Klein - New York Post
TX: Inner Circle of Texans Keeps President on Track - Dallas Morning News
WA: Mayor Scandal Jars Spokane's New Spirit - Seattle Times
WI: A New Push to Repair Elections - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Saturday, May 14

Frist to Begin Floor Debate on Judges Next Week - Washington Post
Jurists Picked for Showdown on Filibuster - Los Angeles Times
GOP Decries 'Stunt' by Reid - Washington Times
In Face of Opposition, Bush Renews Support for Bolton - New York Times
Boxer's Hold Another Hitch in Bolton Vote - San Francisco Chronicle
Democrat to Offer Social Security Plan - Associated Press
The Next Salvo in the Battle Over Base Closures Is Political - Los Angeles Times
AL: Reilly Announces Candidacy for Governor in 2006 - Dateline Alabama/AP
CA: Bankroll Disparity Widens in LA Mayor Race - Los Angeles Times
IL: Governor's Ratings Tank - Chicago Tribune
MA: Democrats Set to Hear Candidates, OK Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
MD: Ehrlich Still Unsure of Gay Rights Legislation - Washington Post
MN: Poll: Bush's Job Rating Drops to a Low - Minneapolis Star Tribune
NM: Governor Criticizes GOP Congress - Associated Press
NY: Bloomberg Spends an Early $10 Million on Campaign - New York Post
NY: Mayor's Democratic Rivals Turn Up the Heat in Debate - New York Times
OH: Former Lawmaker Seeks House Seat - Cleveland Plain Dealer/AP
TX: Base Issue Spurs Shaky Hutchison-Perry Truce - Dallas Morning News
TX: This Kind of Team Effort Not What Perry Had in Mind - Houston Chronicle

Friday, May 13

GOP Senators Back Pryor, Reject a Democratic Deal on Judges - Washington Post
Reid Cites FBI File on Judicial Pick - Washington Times
Byrd, Frist Spar Over Filibuster Changes - Associated Press
Panel Declines to Recommend Bolton but Sends Vote to Senate - New York Times
Republican Moderates in Senate Sense Intensifying Pressures - New York Times
GOP Battles Public Displays of Division on Social Security - Washington Post
Conservatives Blast McCain-Kennedy Guest Worker Plan - Phoenix Business Journal
Employers Say Immigration Plan is 'Step in Right Direction' - Arizona Republic
CO: Gov. Owens May Go Back into Private Sector - Rocky Mountain News
CO: Ritter to Seek Guv's Office - Rocky Mountain News
FL: Graham Supports Davis for Governor - St. Petersburg Times
IA: Iowa's Caucus Status Appears Secure - Des Moines Register
IA: Gingrich: Rep. King Has Role to Play in Conservative Movement - Sioux City Journal
IL: Former Governor Jim Edgar Urged To Run Against Blagojevich - CBS Chicago
MA: Card Downplays Speculation He Might Run for Governor - Boston Herald
MI: John Edwards to Speak at Law School Commencement - Associated Press
NJ: Shock Jock Hosts GOP Gov. Hopefuls Debate - Associated Press
NY: G.O.P. Sees Pirro as Knight in Armor (With Dents) - New York Times
NY: Oddly, Hillary and Newt Agree to Agree - New York Times
NY: Rosen Charges Called 'Politically Motivated' - New York Sun
NY: Assemblyman Takes on Spitzer, Colleagues - Albany Times Union
NY: Pataki Puts His Terror Adviser Downtown - New York Times
OH: Strickland Says He Got Slew of Requests to Run for Guv - Athens News
PA: Panel Urges Earlier Presidential Primary - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
VA: Kaine Plays Up Ties to Southwest Va. - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Thursday, May 12

GOP Pulls Even in PR Battle Over Nominees - Washington Times
Democrats Seek to Rally Forces for Showdown - New York Times
Democrats to Make Case Against Bolton - Los Angeles Times
As Vote Nears, Focus Is on Bolton's Actions - Washington Post
Presidents Seek CAFTA Votes - Houston Chronicle
Trade Pact on Slippery Slope - Los Angeles Times
In a Tribute to DeLay, a Bid for Party Loyalty - Christian Science Monitor
Former Foes Clinton, Gingrich Band Up on Health Care Plan - USA Today
CA: Probe Urged of Governor's Campaigning - Orange County Register
IA: Gingrich Keeps Eye on '08 Race - Des Moines Register
IL: Governor Stirs Skeptics with Campaign Reforms - Chicago Tribune
LA: Races for Governor, Legislature May Be Delayed by One Year - Times-Picayune
MA: Romney Urges Changes to Stem Cell Bill - Boston Globe
MA: Dem Gov Candidate Pushed Hiring Quotas - Boston Herald
ME: Governor's Rating Down in Survey - Bangor Daily News
MI: Republican Senate Candidate Snares Endorsement - The Hill
MT: Study: Minority Candidates Raise Less Money - Billings Gazette
NM: Entertainment Ties Pay Off for Gov. Richardson - Santa Fe New Mexican
NY: Guilt By Association Has Dems Worried for Sen. Clinton - New York Post
NY: As Race for Mayor Tightens, Dems Vie for 3rd Party Endorsement - New York Times
OH: Strickland's Candidacy Seen as Chance for GOP in House District - Marietta Times
RI: Sen. Chafee Criticized at Home for Bolton Vote - Providence Journal
SC: Gov. Sanford Doubts Blacks Will Be Elected - Associated Press
TX: Poll Shows Gov. Perry Slipping - Houston Chronicle
WA: City Attorney Asks for Investigations of Mayor West - Spokesman-Review
WA: Spokane Mayor Under Fire, but Paper Feeling Heat Too - Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 11

Party Leaders Seek Showdown Over Judicial Nominees - Washington Post
Democrats Reject a Compromise on Judicial Nominees - New York Times
Delicate Negotiations Intensify - Las Vegas Sun
Pivotal Days for Frist and the GOP - Christian Science Monitor
Sen. Chafee Gives Reluctant Support to Bolton - San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Report Could Hurt Bolton - The Hill
Survey of Voters Maps Subtle Splits - Los Angeles Times
Poll Cites GOP Gains Since 9/11 - Washington Post
CA: Special Election Ballot Taking Shape - Los Angeles Times
FL: Pricier Races in 2006 Projected - Miami Herald/AP
IL: Gov. Blagojevich Blames GOP for Troubles - Chicago Tribune
IL: McSweeney Intent on Beating Rep. Bean in '06 - The Hill
MN: Minnesota Poll: Pawlenty's Ratings Ride it Out - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MT: Adviser Claims Populist Vote Key for Gov. Schweitzer - Missoulian
NJ: Forrester Top GOP Spender - Trenton Times
NY: Sen. Clinton Not to Be a Target in Rosen Trial - New York Sun
NY: Nixon Kin to Challenge Hillary for Senate Seat - New York Post
NY: Bloomberg Surges Ahead in New Mayoral Poll - Newsday/AP

OH: Ballot Long for Vacant House Seat - Cincinnati Enquirer
PA: Gov. Rendell's Rivals Make Case for Job - Harrisburg Patriot-News
TX: County GOP Votes in Support of DeLay - Houston Chronicle
VA: Sen. Allen Needs '06 Yards, but He's Throwing Deep - The Hill
VT: Poll Shows Sanders with Lead in Senate Race - Associated Press
VT: Dean Wants Sanders to Help Negotiate Rift - Providence Journal/AP
WA: Dems Do the Math, Say Rossi Still Loses - Seattle Times
WA: Former Mayors Urge West to Resign - Spokane Spokesman-Review
WI: Inquiry Finds Evidence of Fraud in Election - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WI: Gov. Doyle's Job Rating Slips a Bit in New Poll - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tuesday, May 10

Bush's Call for Vote Adds Urgency to Filibuster Battle - Washington Post
Jockeying Intensifies in Battle Over Judicial Nominees - New York Times
Frist Plans to Use 'Option' on Nomination of Owen - Washington Times
No. 2 at State Dept. Was Said to Put Restrictions on Bolton - New York Times
For 3 GOP Senators, Vote Isn't Just About U.N. Pick - Los Angeles Times
Women Returning to Democratic Party, Poll Finds - Washington Post
AL: Alabama May Move Up Primary - Concord Monitor/AP
CA: Poll: Hahn Gains Ground on Villaraigosa - Los Angeles Times
CO: Cheney Helps Rep. Musgrave Raise $200,000 - Denver Post
IL: Vallas Urged to Run for Governor Again - Chicago Tribune
MA: Romney Softens Gung-Ho Remarks on Re-Election - Boston Herald
MA: Dean Says 'High Road' Is Best for Democrats - Boston Globe
MD: Analysts Assess Damage to Mfume After Allegations - Baltimore Sun
NE: GOP Urges Gov. Heineman to Run Against Sen. Nelson - Omaha World-Herald
NJ: McCain, in N.J. Visit, Helps Boost GOP Coffers - Newark Star-Ledger
NJ: Forrester: No Spending Cap in Fall - Philadelphia Inquirer
NM: Richardson Collects $2.9 Million for Re-Election - Santa Fe New Mexican/AP
NY: Trial to Start for Clinton's Ex-Staffer - Associated Press
NY: Prosecutor Mentioned for Senate Run - Associated Press
NY: Memo: Weld Not Running for Governor - Albany Times Union/AP
OH: Strickland Joins Race for Ohio Governor - Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
OH: Strickland: People Urged Me to Give it a Try - Youngstown Vindicator
PA: Panel Likely to Urge Moving Presidential Primary Date - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
VT: Howard Dean Endorses Bernie Sanders' Run for U.S. Senate - Bennington Banner
WA: Spokane Mayor to Take Leave - Spokane Spokesman-Review

Monday, May 9

Clash Over Judicial Filibusters Nears Boiling Point - Washington Post
On Social Security, a Search for Rivals - New York Times
Bolton Fight Tests Bush's 2nd-Term Strength - USA Today
Bolton OK Expected on Party-Line Vote - Associated Press
Increasingly Embattled, DeLay Scales Back Usual Power Plays - Washington Post
The Leaning Tower of PBS - Los Angeles Times
AR: Running as Republicans More Mainstream, Candidates Say - Arkansas News Bureau
CA: Arnold Says Feds Fail to Do Job at Borders - Washington Times
CA: As Governor Slides in Polls, Citizens Sound Off - San Francisco Chronicle
CA: Voters Disinterested in Race for L.A. Mayor - Associated Press
CO: Gov. Owens, First Lady Mend Rift in Marriage - Denver Post
FL: Crist Will Enter Governor's Race - St. Petersburg Times
LA: Kerry Adopting the Rhetoric of a D.C. Outsider - Boston Globe

MD: GOP Makes Push to Get Steele into Senate Race - Baltimore Sun
NY: Drama Abounds in Trial Involving Clinton's Hollywood Fund-Raiser - NY Times
NY: Secret Rosen Tape May Confound Democratic Party - New York Sun
RI: Poll Shows Sen. Chafee Weak, but Leading Competition - Providence Journal
VA: Republicans: Allen v. Warner Race Is on Now - Newport News Daily Press
WA: Spokane Mayor Answers Charges - Spokane Spokesman-Review
WI: Republicans Get Early Start Revving Up '06 Campaigns - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday, May 8

Filibuster Fight Nears Showdown - New York Times
Senate Is Taking Filibusters to the Mat - Los Angeles Times
Partisans Distort Images, Hurt Process - Boston Globe
Schumer Urges Bush to Rein in Judge Fight - Associated Press
Lobbyist Paid by Pakistan Led U.S. Delegation There - New York Times
Sen. Biden Asks Rice for Bolton Documents - Associated Press
Poll: Clinton, Giuliani Popular and Polarizing - Chicago Sun-Times/AP
Edwards Looks Back—And Ahead to 2008 - Newsweek
CA: Mayor's Exit May Usher in Era of Democrat Rule in San Diego - Boston Globe
FL: Rebuffs Reduce Gov. Bush's Power - Miami Herald
GA: Jeb Bush Stumps for Conservativism - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
IL: Join Congress, See the World - Chicago Tribune
MA: Mitt Feast Heats Up 2008 Speculation - Boston Herald
MD: Pattern of Abuse Claims at NAACP Kept Quiet - Baltimore Sun

NJ: GOP's Two Top Gubernatorial Hopefuls Spar - Newark Star-Ledger
NJ: Schundler Tries Not to Repeat 2001 Mistakes - Philadelphia Inquirer
NY: Ex-Aide's Trial Puts Hillary at High Risk - New York Daily News
NY: Racial Politics of 2001; Unhealed Wounds in 2005 - New York Times
OH: Rep. Davis Mailing Irritates Dems - Cincinnati Enquirer
TX: Runoff Set for San Antonio Mayoral Race - San Antonio Express-News
TX: Dallas Voters Reject Measure to Increase Mayoral Power - Dallas Morning News
WA: New Allegations Against Spokane Mayor - Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP
WA: Spokane Council Members React to Allegations About Mayor - Spokesman-Review

Saturday, May 7

Reid Calls Bush 'A Loser,' Then Apologizes - Associated Press
Senate Democrats May Extend Inquiry on Bolton - Los Angeles Times
Sen. Chafee Supports Social Security Plan - Associated Press
Most Democrats Opt Against Social Security Brainstorming - Los Angeles Times
Rudy Still Leads Pack of GOP Presidential Hopefuls - New York Post
McCain Says He 'Absolutely' Wants to Lead Country - Arizona Republic
On the Go, but Not Running, Kerry Looks Like a Shhh! - New York Times
AZ: Cheney Gives Speech at Ariz. Fundraiser - Associated Press
CA: Gov. Schwarzenegger Looks for Bounce as Ratings Plummet - Boston Globe
CA: Termed-Out Dem to Challenge Colleague for House Seat - San Francisco Chronicle
CO: Cheney to Speak at Rep. Musgrave Lunch - Denver Post/AP
KS: Republicans Begin Jockeying in Political Silly Season - Kansas City Star/AP
LA: Congressmen Accept Thousands of Dollars in Free Travel - Town Talk/Gannett
MA: Romney's Budget Adviser to Leave - Boston Globe
MD: O'Malley Upsets His Party on Slots - Washington Times
NY: On Ground Zero Issue, a Delicate Political Calculus - New York Times
PA: Rep. Sherwood Flap Heats Up - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
TX: Sen. Hutchison Caught Up in Supporter's Goof - Dallas Morning News
VA: On the Old Dominion Campaign Trail - Augusta Free Press
VA: Governor Hopeful Backs Local Self-Rule - Washington Times
WA: A Mayor's Secret Life Jolts a Northwest City - New York Times
WA: Democrats Flag 743 Gov. Votes They Say Felons Cast - Seattle Times

Friday, May 6

Democrats, Seeking Files, Threaten to Stall Bolton Vote - New York Times
Armitage Endorses Bush U.N. Nominee - Washington Post
Voinovich Yet to Meet Bolton, Air Concerns - Washington Times
Maine Is Focus of Senate Battle on Filibuster - New York Times
Poll: Most Want No Social Security Cuts - Associated Press
Two Former Aides to DeLay Paved Way for Lobbyist's Deal - Los Angeles Times
Lobbyist Had Close Contact With Bush Team - Associated Press
DeLay Calls for Greater Humility - Washington Post
CA: Villaraigosa Far Ahead in Fundraising - Los Angeles Times
CA: Governor Race Is On - Washington Post
LA: Kerry Stumps in Baton Rouge for Health Care Legislation - Boston Globe/AP
MA: McCain Wants Kerry to Stop Looking Ahead - Boston Herald
MA: Democrats' Platform Shouldn't Back Gay Marriage, Kerry Says - Boston Globe
NV: Nevada Assembly Speaker Has Strategy for 2006 Gov's Race - Nevada Appeal/AP
NY: New Yorkers Want Full Term From Clinton - New York Post
NY: Abortion Stand Halts Clinton's Shift to the Middle - New York Post
NY: Delay at Ground Zero, Bad Timing for Pataki - New York Times
NY: Bloomberg's Budget Leaves Little to Gripe About - New York Daily News
OH: Rep. Strickland Plans to Run for Governor - Cleveland Plain Dealer
OH: Bayh Thrills Butler County Democrats - Cincinnati Enquirer
PA: Santorum Fights to Keep Base Open - Philadelphia Inquirer
WA: Sex-Abuse Claims Set Off "Earthquake" in Spokane - Seattle Times

Thursday, May 5

Hill Leaders Often Take Corporate Jets - Washington Post
2 in GOP to Skip DeLay Ethics Probe - USA Today
House GOP to Consider Tougher Lobbying Rules - Washington Post
U.S. Warns A.F.L.-C.I.O. on Protests About Social Security - New York Times
Bush Ally in House Alters Social Security Debate Strategy - Washington Post
A Setback to Democrats' Request for Papers on Bolton and Syria - New York Times
Kerry Maintaining High Public Profile - Washington Times
Club Redoubling Efforts, Toomey Says, Despite Rift - The Hill
AZ: Symington Out of Governor Race - Arizona Republic
CA: Independent Spending on Race for Mayor Sets L.A. Record - Los Angeles Times
CO: Ritter to Make Decision On Governor Race Soon - Rocky Mountain News
CO: Rep. Tancredo Pushes Republicans on Immigration Reform - Rocky Mountain News
IL: Blagojevich Defends His Fund Raising - Arlington Daily Herald
MA: Democrats Seek Clarity on Gala - Boston Globe
MI: Fieger Says He May Try Another Run for Governor - Detroit Free Press/AP
MD: O'Malley Criticizes Juvenile Services - Washington Post
NH: Hagel Encouraged by N.H. Visit - Lincoln Journal Star
NJ: Codey Looking Into Patronage Complaint - New York Times
NM: Richardson Boxers, Thongs, Hats Part of 2008 Campaign Hype - SF New Mexican
NY: Gov. Pataki's Crumbling Legacy - New York Post
NY: Poll: Gov. Pataki Still Down; Not Much Oomph for Weld - Albany Times Union/AP
NY: Few Back Pataki in Two Races - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
NY: Bill: 'Hate-Hillary' Site Might Help - New York Post
PA: Santorum Exemption Targeted by Group - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
TX: Lampson Makes It Official: He'll Challenge DeLay - Houston Chronicle
WA: Democrats Now Claim 544 Felons Cast Votes - Seattle Times/AP

Wednesday, May 4

Democrats' Travel Costs Linked to Lobbyist - Washington Post
Washington Congressman Repays Lobbying Firm - Associated Press
Democrats to Unveil Bill Tightening Lobbyist Rules - Boston Globe
Pelosi's Ethics Stance Hypocritical, GOP Says - Washington Times
Senate Staff Interviews Show More Nuanced Image of Bolton - Washington Post
Seeking Support, Bush Offers Assurances on Retirement Cuts - New York Times
Bush Says He's Not Deterred on Social Security - USA Today
John Kerry Has to Prove He's Not Yesterday's Man - The Hill
CA: Hahn Unleashes a TV Ad Blitz at Villaraigosa - Los Angeles Times
CA: San Diego Council OKs New Mayoral Election - ABC News/AP
DC: Bill to Give Washington a House Vote Is Proposed - New York Times
KS: Senate Majority Leader May Run for Governor - Lawrence Journal-World
KS: Ryun, Kline Won't Run for Governor - Lawrence Journal-World
MA: Democrats Expected to Back Gay Marriage - Boston Globe
MA: Additional Cost of Romney Gala Questioned - Boston Globe
MO: Missouri Democrat Explores Talent Senate Race - The Hill
NH: Hagel Notes Independent Nature During N.H. Trip - Lincoln Star Journal
NJ: Poll Shock: Nearly Half Might Back McGreevey in Future - Newark Star-Ledger
NY: Veteran GOP Operative Launches Anti-Clinton Web Site - Albany Times Union/AP
NY: ‘Stop Hillary’Isn’t Selling - New York Observer
NY: Sen. Schumer Hails Bloomberg - New York Daily News
OH: Primaries for Portman's Seat Are June 14 - Cincinnati Enquirer
OH: Rove Says GOP Ready to Keep Power for Years - Cleveland Plain Dealer
SC: Doctor Says He'll Challenge Gov. Sanford - Charleston Post and Courier/AP
TX: Democrat Plans Run Against DeLay - Washington Post
TX: Perry Strikes Religious Tone in Speech - Dallas Morning News
VT: Tarrant Working on a U.S. Senate Bid Plan - Rutland Herald

Tuesday, May 3

Social Security Sacrifices Expected - USA Today
DeLay Investigation Triggering 'Ethics War' - Christian Science Monitor
3 Ex-Officials Describe Bullying by Bolton - New York Times
Bolton's Style Cited in Treaty Impasse - Boston Globe
Interest Groups Intensify Ad War Over Judicial Nominees - Los Angeles Times
Congress May Require Closer Scrutiny to Get a Driver's License - New York Times
On Bloggers and Money - Washington Post
Three Political Web Logs Make a Run for the Mainstream - New York Sun
AR: Record Store Owner Plans Governor Run - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CA: Coffers Bulging for Special Election - Los Angeles Times
CA: 'Permanent Campaign' - San Francisco Chronicle
FL: As Election Nears, Sen. Nelson Rights Course - Tampa Tribune
IL: Hired Truck Figure Aided Daley, Emanuel - Chicago Sun-Times
KS: Mays Considering Run for Governor - Lawrence Journal-World
MD: Hoyer Endorses Cardin in Senate Race - Baltimore Sun
NE: Professor: Osborne Has a Leg Up in Gov. Race - Grand Island Independent
NH: Eying Presidential Bid, Hagel Turns Gaze to N.H. - Lincoln Journal Star
NH: Sen. Hagel Not Yet a Candidate but Treated Like One - Omaha World Herald
NY: Former U.S. Surgeon General May Challenge Hillary in '06 - NY Daily News/AP
NY: Anti-Clinton Group Joins With Former Clinton Donor - New York Times
OH: Congressman Brown Won't Run for Governor - Cleveland Plain Dealer/AP
PA: Rep. Sherwood Facing 'Domestic Incident' - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
TX: Survey: DeLay's District Disapproves of His Job Performance - KRPC Houston
VA: Sen. Allen to Raise Funds in N.H. - Richmond Times-Dispatch
WA: GOP Wins Key Issue, Keeps Alive Vote Suit - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Monday, May 2

Frist: Showdown with Dems Over Court Nominees May Be 'Inevitable' - USA Today
Religious Right and GOP Split on Tactics - Philadelphia Inquirer
Doubts About Mandate for Bush, GOP - Washington Post
Bush Takes on Still More Political Risk - Christian Science Monitor
DeLay Ready for Round with Ethics Panel - Washington Times
DeLay Probe Has Pitfalls for Both Sides - Houston Chronicle
Robertson Says Giuliani Would Be 'Good President' - Los Angeles Times
Crystal Ball Sees Quite a Crowd in '08 - Concord Monitor
CA: The Race for Mayor Is Turning Inside Out - Los Angeles Times
CA: In California, Governor Slips From Heights - New York Times
CT: Moderates Could Sway ’06 Election - New Haven Register
KY: Political Fundraisers Scheduled Around Derby Festivities - Louisville CJ/AP
MD: Hoyer to Back Cardin's Senate Bid - Washington Post
MD: Mfume Gets Cold Shoulder from Dems - Gaithersburg Gazette
MS: Presidential Chatter Encircles Governor Barbour of Mississippi - New York Sun
NJ: Lonegan Has Starring Role in Political Documentary - Trenton Times/AP
NY: Novello Possible Foe for Sen. Clinton - Albany Times Union
NY: Silver Doubts Weld Will Run for Gov. - New York Post
NY: Ferrer: Bloomberg's a GOP 'Patsy' - New York Daily News
NY: Prominent Brooklyn Pastor Backs Bloomberg - New York Times
PA: Knoll Fights Talk of Rendell Dumping Her in '06 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SC: Moore Could Be Real Threat to Gov. Sanford - The State
TX: McCloskey, Other GOP Elders Seeking Opponent for DeLay - Houston Chronicle
WA: Suit Reheats Wash. Election Debate - USA Today
WA: Kerry Visit Rallies Party - Seattle Times
WI: Green Promises Reforms if Elected Governor - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday, May 1

Untangling a Lobbyist's Stake in a Casino Fleet - Washington Post
Never Shy, Bolton Brings a Zeal to the Table - New York Times
Bolton's a Tough Guy With a Cause - Los Angeles Times
Social Security: Help for the Poor or Help for All? - New York Times
GOP Gives More Power to Federal Government - Boston Globe
First Lady Steals Show at Reporters' Gala - Associated Press
CA: Kerry Backs Villaraigosa for L.A. Mayor - Associated Press
GA: Lobbyists Gave Gifts to Perdue - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
MN: Gov. Tim Pawlenty: There He Goes Again - Minneapolis Star Tribune
NE: Tom Osborne Running for Nebraska Governor - Associated Press
OH: Candidates for '08 Give Ohio Voters No Respite - Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
TX: L.A. Poised for a Latino Mayor, but Is Houston? - Houston Chronicle
VA: Candidates Vie to Be Apple of Voters' Eyes - Washington Post
VT: Douglas Opts Out of Senate Run; Dubie, Tarrant Considering Bids - Boston Globe/AP
WA: Challenge Hangs Over Washington Governor - Los Angeles Times
WA: Calculating Illegal Votes' Impact Could Be Key to Election Lawsuit - Seattle Times