On the Radar: April 12, 2010
Weekend Reports & Columns
"Republicans focus efforts on November, say 2012 can wait"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference has become known in recent years as an early testing ground for would-be presidential candidates, a place to make an impression on party activists and the media. But there is a far different message coming out of New Orleans this weekend: 2012 can wait. Continue reading
"Compromising with the Taliban"
By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
Some day the war in Afghanistan will end. If it's like most civil wars, it will end in negotiations -- in this case, negotiations with the Taliban. And that's if we're lucky; the leading alternative to a negotiated settlement is a Taliban victory. Continue reading
"Conflicting Signs for Midterm Elections"
By John Harwood, The New York Times
As if Republicans did not have enough cause for optimism this year, the pollster Neil Newhouse offers this lesson from history: Since John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, presidents with approval ratings below 50 percent have seen their parties lose an average of 41 House seats in midterm elections. Continue reading
Weekly Reporter Stories
"Obama's high court choice: Consensus or clash? "
By Joan Biskupic, USA Today
President Obama faces a politically difficult choice about a new justice as the Supreme Court is at its own crossroads. Continue reading
"Democrats trudge ahead on legislative agenda"
By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
Congress returns from a two-week recess Monday facing a landscape scorched from the healthcare battle, partisan gridlock seemingly worse than ever and a pitched battle expected over the Supreme Court. Continue reading
"Leaders Gather for Nuclear Talks as New Threat Is Seen"
By David E. Sanger & William J. Broad, The New York Times
Three months ago, American intelligence officials examining satellite photographs of Pakistani nuclear facilities saw the first wisps of steam from the cooling towers of a new nuclear reactor. It was one of three plants being constructed to make fuel for a second generation of nuclear arms. Continue reading
Posted: Mon, 04/12/2010 - 9:43am