On the Radar: April 1, 2010
"Reducing Dependence on Foreign Energy"
By John Dickerson, CBS News
CBS News' Political Analyst John Dickerson spoke to Maggie Rodriguez about President Obama's expansion plan for drilling for oil and gas to reduce America's dependence on foreign energy. Watch the Video...
"Historic health reform can't hide Congress's black eye"
By David Broder, The Washington Post
While terrorist bombs were blowing up in the Moscow subway, Washington was enjoying a week of unusual peace and quiet. Congress was in recess, and the tumult and shouting were blessedly muted. Continue reading...
"A Spending Nudge, or a Fudge? "
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
Last year, Congress rejected a bill that would have required an up-or-down vote on recommendations to reduce the budget deficit from a commission composed primarily of members of Congress. This year, Congress acquiesced to President Barack Obama's insistence that it create a presidentially appointed Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) to craft ways to slow Medicare spending that will take effect automatically unless Congress votes to reject them. Continue reading...
"Lawyers must point out deals' deportation risks"
By Joan Biskupic, USA Today
Attorneys must tell their immigrant clients if pleading guilty to a crime carries a risk of deportation, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision bolstering the constitutional guarantee of effective assistance from a lawyer. Continue reading...
"Obama Urges Workplace Flexibility"
By Peter Baker, The New York Times
He probably has the most flexible and least flexible job in the world. He lives above the office and if he wants to skip out to watch his daughter’s basketball game, no one will dock his pay. Continue reading...
Posted: Thu, 04/01/2010 - 8:37am