On the Radar: April 8, 2010
"With Arms Pact, Disarmament Challenge Remains"
By Peter Baker, The New York Times
President Obama came to this medieval city last spring to lay out an audacious vision of “a world without nuclear weapons.” A year later, he arrives back here on Thursday to sign a treaty with Russia that envisions a world with thousands of nuclear weapons. Continue reading
"Lesser of two evils: Keeping Steele as RNC chair"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Absent a truly devastating new revelation, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele appears in no imminent danger of losing his job. But after another week of controversy over his leadership, the chairman's longer-term prospects look far less secure. Continue reading
"Tax burden mounting for high earners"
By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
Levies in the healthcare law are just the beginning in President Obama's plan to bring balance. Politically, it may backfire. Continue reading
"Did 'Great Recession' Live Up to the Name?"
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls it "the worst financial crisis in modern history." His predecessor, Alan Greenspan, says it was "the most virulent global financial crisis ever." The resulting recession was longer and deeper than any the U.S. has suffered since World War II.. Continue reading
"Qatari diplomat, apparently smoking in onboard bathroom, causes security scare on D.C. flight"
By Spencer S. Hsu and Clarence Williams, The Washingotn Post
A United Airlines flight from Washington to Denver was disrupted Wednesday night after an incident in which a Qatari diplomat apparently was smoking in the plane's bathroom in violation of safety rules, authorities said. Continue reading
"Robert Rubin returns"
By Eamon Javers, POLITICO
Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin – who watched his reputation as an economic titan shattered after leaving the Clinton White House – is decidedly out of favor in the nation’s capital. Continue reading
Posted: Thu, 04/08/2010 - 10:32am