Donald Lambro wrote in Sunday's Washington Times that D LINK
USA Today on those snappy Steele and Pawlenty ads. LINK
Without mentioning Foley, the Wall Street Journal's ed board writes: "it's not too soon to say that Republicans in the 109th have been a major disappointment."
The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman reports that "dozens of the made-to-order bills that flew through the House bear the names of the endangered lawmakers, from Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach's Open Space and Farmland Preservation Act to Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays' reauthorization of the HOPE VI housing program, to measures to preserve Native American languages and assist in water planning for Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-N.M.). LINK
The Dallas Morning News reports that Republican House candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs asks voters to vote for her twice: once in the special contest to fill in the last few weeks of former Rep. Tom DeLay's (R-TX) term and then again to serve a full two years, Notes the Dallas-Morning News' Gilman. LINK
The AP on Corzine slamming Kean for using a convicted felon to orchestrate a sleaze campaign against Menendez. LINK
The New York Post's Fredic Dicker reports that relations are starting to sour between Democratic candidate for Governor, Elliott Spitzer, and his "soon-to-be" Lieutenant Governor David Paterson. LINK
The Schwarzenegger Era:
The Los Angeles Times editorial argues that even though "California is big and exceptional enough to occasionally impersonate a nation", Angelides should campaign for governor instead of campaigning against Bush. LINK
In the New York Daily News, Kevin Sheekey shows leg, thigh, and breast about Mike Bloomberg running for president in 2008. LINK
The Boston Globes' Rick Klein is suspicious that Mitt Romney has been using his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association to enhance his potential 2008 presidential bid. Under Romney's leadership the Association has directed its largest political contribution to candidates in Florida, Michigan and Iowa, all states that will be in play in '08. LINK
He's made national headlines over the past year for his views on the Iraq war but inside Washington, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is known for something else entirely. Murtha is known on the Hill as the top Democrat to deliver Democratic votes to Republican leaders in exchange for earmarks. David Kirkpatrick has the story of "the Murtha Corner." LINK
More schedule items:
President Bush was briefed this morning about the California wildfires. He's met with representatives from USDA, Interior, DHS, and FEMA.
First Lady Laura Bush attends a garden ceremony to unveil the Laura Bush Rose at 10:35 am ET in the East Garden of the White House.
The Supreme Court opens its new term today.
Gubernatorial candidates Chet Culver (D-IA) and Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA) debate at 8:00 pm ET in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Former Gov. Mark Warner (D-VA) attends a fundraiser at 6:00 pm ET with the Aladems County PAC in Mobile, Alabama.
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) are both in Iowa today, campaigning for Iowa Democrats.