On the Radar: April 2, 2010
"Jobs up, good news for President Obama"
By Eamon Javers, POLITICO
President Barack Obama got the first unequivocally good news on the nation’s employment picture Friday, as new government figures showed the nation gained 162,000 jobs in the month of March. Continue reading...
"Washington & Jobs"
By John Harwood, CNBC
Debating the impact of the jobs number on this fall's election, with CNBC's John Harwood; Andy Serwer, Fortune managing editor; Robert Barbera ITG chief economist; and CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, Steve Liesman & Becky Quick. Watch the Video...
"Obama, in Maine, Needles Republicans Over Calls to Repeal Health Care Overhaul"
By Peter Baker, The New York Times
President Obama continued on Thursday what might be called his Go-for-It Tour, traveling to this Northeastern state — represented by two moderate Republican senators who balked at his health care overhaul — to dare the opposition party to run against it this fall. Continue Reading...
"Security Check System for Flights to U.S. to Be Altered"
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
President Obama has signed off on new security protocols for people flying to the United States, establishing a system that uses intelligence information and assessment of threats to identify passengers who could have links to terrorism, a senior administration official said Thursday. Continue reading...
"National disaster exercises, called too costly and scripted, may be scaled back"
By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post
The plan was to stage the nation's first live exercise that simulates a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in an American city, with 10,000 emergency responders, U.S. troops and officials playing out their roles in the heart of Las Vegas. Continue reading...
Posted: Fri, 04/02/2010 - 9:17am