The Note: Running in a New Direction

"Bush criticized from unusual corner," Dallas Morning News on Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) New Direction Quote of the Day in the making: "The president's got some proving himself to do when it comes to his commitment." LINK

"Colorado Governor Signs Immigration Law," New York Times on the "tough package of immigration laws" that could "force 1 million people receiving state and federal benefits to prove they are legal U.S. residents." LINK

DeLay:

"Appeals court hears from lawyers in DeLay ballot battle," Houston Chronicle. LINK

2006: House:

"Vets set sights on Murtha," Tribune Democrat on what Bill Burton calls the "swiftboating" of Rep. John Murtha (D-PA). LINK

> "They plan to hold a national rally in Johnstown in October 'to show their outrage at John Murtha over what he is saying about our troops,' state chairman and former Johnstowner Mark Parker said in a release. Details of the rally will be outlined at a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday in front of Murtha's office at 647 Main St."

"Stem cell calls target swing voters," Chicago Daily Herald on Democratic House candidate Tammy Duckworth beginning stem-cell robo calls. LINK

"Democrats Slam Away in 7th District Contest," Roll Call on a nasty Colorado primary battle. LINK

"Cranley: Chabot wage vote a GOP ploy," Cincinnati Enquirer on Democratic House candidate John Cranley's criticism of opponent Rep. Steve Chabot's (R-OH) vote for a House bill that raises the minimum wage but cuts the estate tax. LINK

2006: Senate:

"Senate Democrats to plow cash into ads," AP on DSCC ad buys in Ohio, Missouri and Pennsylvania. LINK

"Reunited: Jimmy, Fritz Work for Carter's Son," Roll Call on plans by former President Carter and former Vice President Mondale to campaign for Jack Carter in Nevada on Aug. 4.

"Santorum donors give to Green Party," Philadelphia Inquirer on Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) supporters' efforts to get Green candidate Carl Romanelli on ballot in hopes that he will steal votes from Democratic candidate Bob Casey, Jr. LINK

"Santorum urges total defeat of Hezbollah," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sen. Santorum's railing against a cease-fire in Lebanon. LINK

"GOP Officials Say They Told Harris to Leave Race in May," Orlando Sentinel Notes that Republican Senate candidate Katherine Harris lost the backing of her party's leaders long ago. LINK

"3 GOP Leaders Asked Harris in May to Drop Senate Bid," more from the Palm Beach Post. LINK

2008:

"Nine potential presidential candidates plan trips," Des Moines Register LINK

"Mike Lost 'Juice' in Blackout, Poll says," New York Post on voters disapproving of the way Mayor Mike Bloomberg handled the blackout in Queens. LINK

2008: Republicans:

"The Not-So Fine Art of Forgiveness," the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the "notoriety" surrounding Gov. Huckabee's unexcused pardon of Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards for his 1975 case of reckless driving. LINK

"Frist fails to disclose foundation role," Associated Press. LINK

2008: Democrats:

"New Dawn for Morning After Pill," Los Angeles Times editorial sympathizes with threats by Sen. Clinton and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) to block Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach's confirmation until after the FDA proposal has been passed. LINK

"Clinton Speaks of Ways to Revitalize Rural America," New York Times LINK

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