Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

Cory Booker gets a boost for 2013 -- and 2016


Cory Booker:

a. "Cory Booker is the big winner from Christie's call on New Jersey elections." -- Harry Enten, The Guardian.

b. "Lautenberg's death changes Senate race for Booker." -- David Giambusso, Star-Ledger.

c. "Cory Booker's unexpected sprint for Senate." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

d. "Booker will have to break pledge to run in special election." -- Aaron Blake, Washington Post.

e. "Sources: Frank Pallone planning run vs. Cory Booker." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

f. "Chris Christie will spend $25 million of taxpayer money to avoid Cory Booker." -- Brett LoGiurato, Business Insider.

g. "Mo Cowan endorses Booker run." -- Byron Tau, Politico.

Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Clinton will eulogize Lautenberg at funeral on Wednesday." -- Matt Friedman, Star-Ledger.

b. "A history of Hillary Clinton making pantsuit jokes." -- Dan Amira, NY Magazine.

c. "Kerry Washington talks Hillary Clinton: 'She's phenomenal and inspiring'." -- E!

d. "Hillary's new 'do a signal she's hitting the campaign trail?" -- Michael Sneed, Chicago Sun Times.

Joe Biden:

a. "Joe Biden: The Americas Ascendant." -- Joe Biden, Wall Street Journal.

b. "Biden, Hillary Rodham Clinton to eulogize Lautenberg; casket to lie in repose in U.S. Senate." -- The AP.

c. "Joe Biden, Harry Reid to discuss gun control revival." -- Burgess Everett, Politico.

d. "VP Joe Biden set to speak at Vegas conferences." -- The AP.

e. "Biden urges Turkey to respect rights of protesters." -- Reuters.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Cuomo makes push to strengthen abortion in NY." -- WNYT.

b. "Cuomo unveils Women's Equality Act." -- Jimmy Vielkind, Times Union.

c. "Restoring New York as a leader in Women's rights." -- Andrew Cuomo, Huffington Post.

d. "Fact-checking Governor Cuomo." -- Ed Mechmann, National Review.

e. "NY gov's women's rights bill faces abortion fight." -- Michael Gormley, The AP.

f. "Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Gov. Andrew Cuomo abortion plan no help to women." -- The AP.

g. "Skelos says Cuomo abortion bill not needed or wanted." -- Tom Precious, Buffalo News.

Kirsten Gillibrand:

a. "Gillibrand: Commanders 'have lost the trust of the' troops." -- Washington Post.

b. "Gillibrand, McCaskill grill military leaders over handling of sexual assault." -- Carrie Dann, NBC News.

c. "Sen. Gillibrand: 'Not every commander can distinguish between a slap on the ass and rape'." -- The AP.

d. "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Military rape about sexual predators, not hormones or hook-up culture." -- Eric Dolan, The Raw Story.

e. "Military rejects Gillibrand plan on sex assault." -- Tom Brune, The AP.

The rest:

a. "Hickenlooper likely to act on rural energy renewables mandate Wednesday." -- Eli Stokols, Fox 31 Denver.

Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 211.


Chris Christie:

a. "Christie's self-serving stunt." -- New Jersey Star Ledger editorial board.

b. "Christie's appeal rises above polarized nation, NBC/WSJ poll shows." -- Mark Murray and Mike O'Brien, NBC.

c. "Christie slammed for special election." -- Emily Schultheis and Maggie Haberman, Politico.

d. "Why Chris Christie might be a genius." -- Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics.

e. "Christie coasts." -- Daniel Foster, National Review.

f. "Dick Armey on Christie's decision: 'Debilitating stupidity'." -- Andrew Johnson, National Review.

g. "Why Chris Christie is right to call for a special election." -- Garrett Epps, The Atlantic.

h. "Voter suppression, Chris Christie style." -- Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast.

i. "Christie does right thing for state -- and self." -- Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post.

j. "Chris Christie does it again." -- Paul Mirengoff, Powerline.

k. "Christie previously signed law to consolidate elections to save money." -- Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard.

l. "Dear everyone: Chris Christie is conservative." -- Alex Pareene, Salon.

m. "Christie in trouble? He's in the catbird seat." -- Jonathan Tobin, Commentary.

Marco Rubio:

a. "Marco Rubio to White House: Take lead on emails." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

b. "Rubio: I will vote against my own immigration bill unless changes are made." -- Byron York, Washington Examiner.

c. "Marco Rubio: Immigration bill short of 60 votes." -- Seung Min Kim, Politico.

d. "Ingraham to Rubio: Drop immigration, 'stop dividing the Republican party." -- Janeen Capizola, BizPac Review.

e. "Marco Rubio's non-answer." -- Patrick Brennan, National Review.

f. "Rubio's mixed signals on immigration not alarming fellow 'Gang' members." -- Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times.

g. "Lindsey Graham: Marco Rubio 'committed to immigration reform'." Elise Foley, Huffington Post.

h. "Rubio to Gomez's aid, Markey to raise money in Beverly Hills." -- Jim O'Sullivan and Joshua Miller, Boston Globe.

i. "Rubio: Gomez facing 'onslaught' of money against him." -- Daniel Strauss, The Hill.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz cites George Orwell's 1984 warning of all-powerful central government." -- Charlie Spiering, Washington Examiner.

b. "Sen. Ted Cruz blasts Supreme Court's DNA ruling: It's 'big brother'." -- Cheryl Chumley, Washington Times.

c. "Sen. Ted Cruz blasts Gang of Eight immigration plan in 'dear colleague' letter." -- Todd Gillman, Dallas Morning News.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul to Hannity: 'Constellation of scandals' means Obama is losing 'moral authority to lead the nation'." -- Josh Feldman, Mediaite.

b. "Sen. Rand Paul: Obama "thinks due process is him making a decision." -- Real Clear Politics.

c. "Rand Paul: 'I wanted to like' President Obama." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

d. "Rand Paul, the Crunchy Con." -- Robert Costa, National Review.

Scott Walker:

a. "Poll shows 51% approve of Wisconsin Governor's job." -- The AP.

b. "Tom Barrett: Will Walker run for governor again?" -- Dave Umhoefer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

c. "Gov. Walker proposes tuition freeze at public colleges." -- Chris Patterson, 58 News.

The rest:

a. "Money race for 2016 already underway." -- Maeve Reston, LA Times.

b. "Our uncut 'On the Record' interview with NM Gov. Susana Martinez: Will she run for president in 2016?" -- Greta Van Susteren, Greta Wire.

c. "Allen West looks to 2016." -- Lindsey Grudnicki, National Review.

d. "Bob McDonnell aides expressed concern about his role in event for Star Scientific." -- Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post.

e. "S.C. Senator criticizes Nikki Haley for ethics comment." -- The AP.

f. "Bloomberg's gun group takes out $400,000 ad buy against Kelly Ayotte." -- Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo.