On the Radar: April 30, 2010
"Climate Impasse Won't Stop Regulations"
By Margaret Kriz Hobson, National Journal
Climate change will be the dominant environmental issue in Washington for the rest of 2010, whether or not Congress adopts legislation to control green-house-gas emissions. Last weekend, Senate efforts to pass an energy and climate-change bill hit a wall when Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., withdrew his support for the proposal that he had spent months crafting with Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn. In a letter to supporters of the broad goals of the legislation, Graham said he was stepping away because of "what appears to be a decision by the Obama administration and Senate Democratic leadership to move immigration instead of energy." Continue reading
"Florida's Crist leaves Republican Party to run as independent in Senate race"
By Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday declared himself a man without a party, launching a desperate bid to save his once seemingly invincible Senate campaign. Continue reading
"Bill Nelson wants drilling plans postponed"
By Josh Gerstein & Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill menacing Louisiana’s coast and beaches is now threatening to muck up the White House’s plans to expand offshore drilling along the East and West coasts, as President Barack Obama and his top advisers spoke with increasing alarm Thursday about the incident. Aides warned that the oil slick could come ashore in Louisiana Friday and oil could continue to spew. . .
"News Hub: First Quarter GDP Grows by 3.2%"
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
David Wessel and Evan Newmark discuss the government's announcement that First Quarter GDP grew by a 3.2 percent annual rate. Watch the video
"The evolution of D.C.'s premier event"
By Todd S. Purdum, POLITICO
If, as Russell Baker once memorably suggested, Washington is a superannuated version of high school, the White House Correspondents’ Association is a combination of the student council and the prom committee, and its annual dinner has become — for better and for worse — the premier event of Washington’s politico-media calendar. It is the party that (almost) everyone loves to complain about but that (almost) everyone clamors to get into anyway. Continue reading
Posted: Fri, 04/30/2010 - 10:58am