Thursday, June 13, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Kirsten Gillibrand managed to win Ted Cruz's support for a sexual assault bill, but not Claire McCaskill's


Hillary Clinton:

She and Chris Christie will be headliners today and tomorrow at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting (Hillary today; Christie tomorrow).

a. "Clinton and Christie vie for 2016 spotlight in Chicago." -- Alex Moe, NBC News.

b. "Bill Clinton splits with Obama on Syria." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

c. "Could State Department woes tarnish Hillary Clinton's image?" -- Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor.

d. "Carey Mulligan out as Hillary Clinton? Here are 5 more actresses who could play the former First Lady." -- Alyssa Toomey, E!

e. "Hillary Clinton's big splash on Twitter: By the Numbers." -- Harold Mass, The Week.

Kirsten Gillibrand:

a. "Senate panel rejects Sen. Gillibrand's attempt to remove commanders from sexual assault cases." -- Luis Martinez, ABC News.

b. "Gillibrand loses fight with Levin over how to handle sexual assault in the military." -- Reid Pillifant, Capital New York.

c. "Claire McCaskill opposes removing sex-assault cases from command chain." -- Timothy Homan, Bloomberg.

d. "Hagel opposes Gillibrand's bill on sex assaults in military." -- Luis Martinez, ABC News.

e. "Democrats split on sex assault in the military." -- Meredith Shiner, Roll Call.

f. "Gillibrand 'disappointed' after effort rejected." -- John McLoughlin, WNYT.

Joe Biden:

a. "Vintage Joe Biden on NSA: 'I don't trust a spying president'." -- The Inquisitr.

b. "Biden in 2006: NSA collection of phone records violates privacy." -- Real Clear Politics (video).

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "New York pols' public financing debate heats up between Cuomo, Legislature." -- Glenn Blain, New York Daily News.

b. "Carl Paladino predicts 'god-like' Andrew Cuomo demise'." -- Jill Colvin, Politicker.

Cory Booker:

a. "Booker, in Senate race, will try to match his reputation." -- Kate Zernike, New York Times.

b. "Booker Senate run imperils Wall Street money for Newark recovery." -- Elise Young, Businessweek.

c. "Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley endorses Booker for Senate." -- David Giambusso, Star-Ledger.

d. "Pallone blasts timing of U.S. Senate race." -- The AP.

Martin O'Malley.

a."Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley endorses Booker for Senate." -- David Giambusso, Star-Ledger.

Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Elizabeth Warren, nonprofit seek green together: Freshman senator fundraising for LCV after group spent $1 million to help elect her." -- Center for Public Integrity.

b. "Warren wants 'short sales' cleared by federal agency." -- Gintautas Dumcius, Dorchester Report.

John Hickenlooper:

a. "Poll: Tancredo ties sliding Hickenlooper in Colorado." -- Scott Bland, National Journal.

b. "Colorado governor [John Hickenlooper] goes to bat for ammunition limit." -- Kristen Wyatt, The AP.

Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 219. 


The Faith & Freedom's "Road to Majority" conference starts today and will feature huge '16 names like Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, and Sarah Palin (Mark Sanford somehow scored an invite).

Chris Christie:

He and Hillary Clinton will be headliners today and tomorrow at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting.

a. "Are Democrats who endorse Christie really Democrats?" -- Star-Ledger editorial board.

b. "Christie not getting involved in Senate primary." -- The AP.

c. "Chris Christie slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon (video)." -- Ross Luippold, Huffington Post.

d. "In first meeting of general election, Christie and Buono address business group." -- Jenna Portnoy, Star-Ledger.

e. "Judges weigh Christie's call for New Jersey special election." -- Heather Haddon, Wall Street Journal.

f. "Barbara Buono, Dems end battle over chairman, agree to focus on Chris Christie." -- John Celock, Huffington Post.

g. "Buono gets union endorsement in NJ governor race." -- The AP.

h. "Stack fires back at Weinberg." -- Max Pizarro, Politicker NJ.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul 'not yet ready' to back immigration bill." -- Kristina Peterson, Wall Street Journal.

b. "Sen. Rand Paul offers border security amendment to Senate immigration bill." -- David Nakamura, Washington Post.

c. "Rand Paul's keynote speech at immigration forum." -- Human Events.

d. "Conservatives on immigration: Reformers in name only?" -- Molly Ball, The Atlantic.

e. "Rand Paul: Is DNI chief James Clapper 'a hero or villain' for lying to congress?" -- Real Clear Politics (video).

f. "Rand Paul: 'Sue the government'." -- Breanna Edwards, Politico.

g. "Rand Paul mocks idea that NSA dragnet necessary: Why not 'put a microchip in every baby born'." -- Noah Rothman, Mediaite.

h. "Rand Paul: Edward Snowden committed an act of 'civil disobedience'." -- Real Clear Politics (video).

i. "Sen. Rand Paul's lonely crusade against NSA spying." -- Abby Phillip, ABC World News.

j. "The inevitable Rand Paul fundraising letter asking you to help him fight the NSA." -- Dave Weigel, Slate.

k. "Rand Paul's 'here's to crime' Act: His interpretation of the Fourth Amendment would be a boon for lawbreakers." -- Andrew McCarthy, National Review:

l. "Ted Cruz and Mike Lee outshine Rand Paul on immigration." -- Paul Mirengoff, Powerline.

Marco Rubio:

a. "Gang of One." -- Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard.

b. "No more games." -- Erick Erickson, Red State.

c. "Poll: Huge support for immigration reform." -- Alexander Burns, Politico.

d. "Immigration overhaul backers dominate on ad spending." -- Susan Page, USA Today.

e. "Rubio: I should have been 'more artful' in immigration remarks." -- Byron York, Washington Examiner.

f. "No, Rubio isn't telling Spanish and English audiences different things." -- Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.

g. "Rubio's right: The gang is far from a supermajority on immigration." -- Chris Frates, National Journal.

h. "Hatch, Rubio offer immigration amendments." -- Sara Murray, Wall Street Journal.

i. "A single, controversial 'poison pill' could totally derail immigration reform." -- Brett Logiurato, Business Insider.

j. "Republicans seek more border control in immigration bill." -- Kathleen Hunter, Bloomberg.

k. "Coulter goes ballistic on Hannity over immigration: You're 'like a liberal making a silly argument'." -- Josh Feldman, Mediaite.

l. "Coulter: Marco Rubio is 'The Jack Kevorkian of the Republican party'." -- Real Clear Politics (video).

m. "Our take: Rubio's sideshow." -- Orlando Sentinel editorial board.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan: 'I will debate anybody' who says immigration bill is 'amnesty'." -- Chris Moody, Yahoo.

b. "Paul Ryan reads from 1850 Irish government poster to make case for immigration reform." -- Jon Ward, Huffington Post.

c. "Paul Ryan sees House passing 'path to citizenship'." -- John Harwood, CNBC.

d. "Ryan warns of lingering U.S. debt crisis." -- Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch.

e. "Ryan: We need to cut fat, not bone." -- Jeffrey Anderson, Weekly Standard.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz and Mike Lee outshine Rand Paul on immigration." -- Paul Mirengoff, Powerline.

b. "Chris Matthews: Ted Cruz 'fits in tradition' with Nazi sympathizer Father Coughlin." -- Noah Rothman, Mediaite.

c. "Why attacking Ted Cruz just makes him stronger." -- Sean Sullivan, Washington Post.

Rick Santorum:

a. "Santorum: No buck stops with Obama on scandals." -- Todd Beamon, Newsmax.

b. "Activist filing complaints against NOM, Bob Vander Plaats, and Rick Santorum." -- O.Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa.

The rest:

a. "SC Supreme Court dismisses Rainey ethics complaint against Gov. Nikki Haley." -- Adam Beam, The State.

b. "Sen. Portman: Reid's Keystone comments 'very positive' for energy efficiency bill." -- Zack Coleman, The Hill.

c. "Rick Perry's war on the blue states." -- Elise Hu, NPR.

d. "Criminal justice bills signed by Jindal extend more rights to inmates, ex-cons." -- Lauren McGaughy, Times-Picayune.

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