Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for July 2, 2009

Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
Former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, considered by many the strongest Republican candidate to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Judd Gregg, said yesterday he will not seek any elected office in 2010.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Gov. Mark Sanford's long and emotional interview with The Associated Press Tuesday appears to have been the final straw for South Carolina's Republican establishment, much of which is now actively seeking his resignation.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
At some point last month, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she would refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household on her Census questionnaire. Republican colleagues have now called her boycott illogical and illegal and are calling for her to end the boycott.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Daily News Round Up for July 1, 2009

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Al Franken in the Minnesota Senate race. Former Senator Norm Coleman (R) conceded last night when given the news, and Democrat Franken should be seated after the July 4th holiday.

Google News (USA)
Legislators in more than a half-dozen states, their revenues evaporating in the recession, frantically worked to stave off government shutdowns and devastating service cuts. California failed to meet a midnight deadline and now may need to issue IOUs instead of paying bills.

The State (Columbia, SC)
Six of 27 members of the conservative Senate Republican Caucus Tuesday night issued a letter calling on Gov. Mark Sanford to resign.

Politico (Washington, DC)
A hard-hitting piece on Sarah Palin in the new Vanity Fair has touched off a blistering exchange of insults among high-profile Republicans over last year's GOP ticket - tearing open fresh wounds about leaks surrounding Palin and revealing for the first time some of the internal wars that paralyzed the campaign in its final days.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for June 30, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)
House Minority Leader John Boehner has tapped Rep. Pete King (R-Long Island) for a slot on the intelligence committee -- a move that is likely to put the outspoken security hawk on the sidelines for the 2010 GOP Senate primary in New York.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The Supreme Court's rejection of a decision against white firefighters endorsed by Judge Sonia Sotomayor gives Republicans a renewed chance to attack her speeches and writings but is not expected to imperil her confirmation to the high court, political and legal sources said yesterday.

The Hill (Washington, D)
Republicans looking for resurgence in the Northeast will probably need some stumbles by President Obama and the Democratic majority, but they are getting the pieces they need to take advantage.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for June 29, 2009

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Virginia Republicans, eager to rejuvenate their party, already are turning to an issue that has been one of their most reliable: taxes.

The State (Columbia, SC)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Sunday that his first thought as the scandal broke about his extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman was to leave office with 18 months to go in his last term.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Republicans on Sunday roundly criticized an energy plan passed by the House that is intended to address global warming and change the way the United States produces and uses energy.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Real Republican Ally Moves Up in GOP

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) was elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee after John Ensign (R-NV) stepped down last week.

Real Republican Ally Senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) was chosen to take Senator Thune’s seat as vice chairman of the Senate GOP conference. The Real Republican Majority feels that this is a definite first step in the right direction for the GOP.

After the 2008 election defeat, the GOP has finally realized that common sense wins elections, not extremism. RMC, has always supported candidates with a message of inclusiveness and moderation and is proud that Senator Murkowski is moving up within the Party. RMC is hoping that with your help and our allies, like Senator Murkowski, we can return the GOP to its original big tent philosophy by supporting and electing common sense Republicans.

Daily News Round-Up for June 26, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was elected to take new Chairman Sen. Jon Thune's place as vice chairwoman of the Senate GOP conference.

Google News (USA)
The man who would replace South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford if he resigned over his affair with a woman in Argentina says the governor should remain in office.

Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA)
The strong backing of Democratic Party leaders has done little to change slumping public support for the party's newest convert, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Only 28 percent of all those surveyed say that he deserves re-election, according to the latest Keystone Poll, and double that number say it's time for a change.

Bloomberg News (USA)
President Barack Obama prodded lawmakers to approve a "historic" bill to limit greenhouse-gas emissions as part of intensifying lobbying efforts for a vote in the U.S. House that could come today.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for June 25, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)
In an attempt to highlight what they refer to as a House Democratic "culture of corruption," Republicans have zeroed in on the alleged ethical improprieties of a handful of senior Democrats with ties to the now-defunct PMA lobbying group.

The State (Columbia, SC)
Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday to an extramarital affair with a woman living in Argentina and to lying to South Carolinians to cover up his tryst - then asked everyone, including his family, for forgiveness.

Times Union (Albany, NY)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has offered a proposal for a constitutional convention to address many of the issues that have roiled the state in recent years, and the Capitol in recent weeks.

Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
The Republican Party needs to rebuild itself from the bottom up, said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour last night before addressing a gathering at a New Hampshire State Republican Committee reception.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for June 24, 2009

Philadelphia Business Today (Philadelphia, PA) RMC Ally Rep. Mike Castle (DE-AL) in the News
Rep. Mike Castle (R., Del.) turns 70 next month, and he's facing a tough career decision. "They've asked me to run for the Senate as a Republican. I don't know if I'm going to do that."

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is moving forward with a floor vote on climate change legislation this week even though many Democrats are undecided on the controversial bill.

Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
Lt. Gary Herbert hasn't even been sworn in as governor yet and already there is a movement afoot in the Utah Republican Party to challenge him in the 2010 special election. GOP sources are buzzing about a draft Kirk Jowers movement. The plan is for Jowers to run for governor and Josh Romney, the son of 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to run as his lieutenant-governor running mate.

USA Today (USA)
President Obama delivered his harshest criticisms of Iran, saying Tuesday he is "appalled and outraged" by the killings of protesters and questioning for the first time the "legitimacy" of the June 12 presidential election.

The State (Columbia, SC)
S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford arrived in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daily News Round-Up for June 23, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)
You could almost see the campaign commercials as Sen. Chris Dodd - hard at work in shirt-sleeves - presided last week over three very long days of committee action on health care.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
In a surprising development, House Democrats have reached an agreement to bring a sweeping climate change bill to the floor by the end of the week, Democratic aides announced late Monday night.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
A key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act survived a constitutional challenge yesterday in the Supreme Court, but justices made it clear that a law forged in the darkest days of the nation's civil rights struggles may no longer be appropriate in a new era of American racial politics.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Neda Agha-Soltan, 26, 'was a beam of light' and not an activist, friends say. The video footage of her bleeding on the street has turned her into an international symbol of the protest movement.