On the Radar: August 24, 2011

Rebels Overrun Gadhafi's Compound; He Calls Retreat 'Tactical'
By Nancy A. Youssef and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers
Even as images of gleeful rebels overrunning Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's main military compound saturated television screens Tuesday, questions still loomed over Gadhafi's whereabouts, the status of pro-regime holdouts and NATO's role in the effort to secure the country. Read more

Obama And Libya: Scant Political Rewards
By Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com
President Obama was “gutsy” to order the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and “vindicated” after his “gamble” to back Libyan rebels who ousted Col. Moammar Gaddafi after 42 years of oppressive rule, according to praise from various commentators, including some of his sharpest critics. Yet, even the president’s least-debated achievements as head of state are unlikely to tip the political scales in November 2012 for the simple reason that the prosperity of families in, say, Tripoli, Iowa, outweighs Americans’ concern for rebel fighters in Tripoli, Libya. Read more

The Show Goes On For Senate, Sort Of
By Janet Hook and Michael Crittenden, The Wall Street Journal
Even as Washington reeled in the aftermath of a rare earthquake, the Senate plowed ahead with its rituals. It held a 22-second pro-forma session at a location a few blocks from the Capitol building, which had been evacuated after the quake. Read more

Quake Provides Field Day For Washington Wise-Acres
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
Minutes after Tuesday's earthquake rattled Washington, smart-alecks began flooding the social network site Twitter with wisecracks. Read more

Virginia Earthquake: The Epicenter
By Jim Sciutto, ABC News
Jim Sciutto reports on the East Coast earthquake from Culpeper, Va. View

Scary Moments At Nation's Capitol
By Eamon Javers, CNBC
Insight on the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia and the nation's capitol Thursday, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. View

Jon Huntsman On GOP Battlefield
By John Harwood, CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood has the details behind Jon Huntsman campaign. View

Posted: Wed, 08/24/2011 - 12:00am