On the Radar: August 10, 2010
As Fed Meets, Wary Markets Eye Statement
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
Nervousness dominated sentiment ahead of the Fed's monetary-policy announcement later today. David Wessel, Neal Lipschutz and Bob O'Brien discuss. Also, Peter Wallsten discusses why, in the final flurry of primaries, some candidates are trying to make a virtue of being insiders Watch video
Connecticut Senate Smackdown
By John Harwood, CNBC
A preview of the fierce battle in Connecticut over Christopher Dodd's Senate seat. Watch video
Meehan on tea party signatures
By Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO
Republican Pat Meehan challenged the validity of tea party congressional candidate Jim Schneller’s candidacy on Monday, arguing that Democrats improperly helped him gather the signatures to put his name on the Pennsylvania ballot this fall as an independent. Continue reading...
Twelve Political Races to Watch
By John Harwood, CNBC
Twelve national elections that should be on your radar. Watch video
Todd S. Purdum Asks, Can Washington Be Fixed?
By Todd S. Purdum, Vanity Fair
What’s the matter with Washington? In a remarkably detailed and nuanced 10,000-word article, Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum attempts to answer that question. Using history as his backdrop, Purdum spends a day inside the West Wing and talks to Obama’s top aides... Continue reading
Democratic candidates all but ignore their legislative successes
By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
Avoid bragging, strategists advise, and warn against putting Republicans back in charge. Continue reading...
Mitch McConnell comes to the Senate's defense
By David S. Broder, The Washington Post
It was an odd but intriguing experience to sit at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor last week and listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly rebutted one of my recent columns, implicitly endorsed the message of another and sent a disquieting signal about... Continue reading
A mosque near ground zero: It's the wise choice
By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
There's a civil war in Islam between moderates and radicals. Barring the building of a mosque near ground zero in New York would only help the radicals. Continue reading...
California's gay-marriage decision unlikely to shift campaign focus from economy
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
At another time, the ruling overturning California's ban on same-sex marriages might have been the political equivalent of an earthquake. Instead, the relatively restrained response underscores both the singular economic focus of this year's elections and...Continue reading...
Come and see Colorado's 3-ring political circus
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
In an election year already notable for anti-establishment fervor and spoiler candidates, nothing beats Colorado's political circus. Continue reading...
What President Obama Should Read This Summer
By John Dickerson, SLATE Magazine
President Obama goes on his summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard in less than two weeks. Time, then, for us to unveil our suggested reading list. Continue reading...
Posted: Tue, 08/10/2010 - 10:25am