On the Radar: August 31, 2010

Not So Easy, Is It?
by John Dickerson, SLATE Magazine
How Obama's struggles with disaster and war may be casting Bush's presidency in a more favorable light. Continue reading...

A Video Look at the Week’s Political Issues
by John Harwood, Jeff Zeleny and Elizabeth Bumiller, The New York Times
New York Times reporters Elisabeth Bumiller and Jeff Zeleny join John Harwood of The New York Times and CNBC to discuss President Obama’s focus on the faltering economy this week, its effect on the upcoming elections and other top issues in Washington this week.  Watch video

Airline Passengers Arrested, Possible Plot?
by Pete Williams, NBC News
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Beck's Rally: Political Pow-Wow or Religious Revival
by John Dickerson, CBS News
CBS News' Nancy Cordes and political commentator Charles Ellison join John Dickerson to break down Saturday's "Restoring Honor Rally". Plus; Dr. Alveda King speaks out on how her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Glenn Beck would break bread if they met. Watch video

Early Obstacle, and Test, at Start of Mideast Talks
by Helene Cooper, The New York Times
President Obama will begin his one-year effort to achieve Middle East peace on Wednesday, joining a long list of his predecessors who have tried to achieve a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  Continue reading...

Obama goes out on a limb for Middle East peace talks
by Christi Parsons and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
The president personally coaxed the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to agree to talks, even as some advisors questioned the wisdom of him linking so visibly to an intractable conflict.  Continue reading...

May the best economic policy win
by Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
Voters now have two competing economic theories to choose from: Obama's Keynesian stimulus and Boehner's seemingly pre-Keynesian Republicanism. Continue reading...

Indiana's Ellsworth, onetime Democratic star, now a symbol of party's struggles
by Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post
When Brad Ellsworth won his U.S. House seat in Indiana four years ago, he was hailed by Democrats as the future of their party: a telegenic former sheriff with moderate instincts and an ability to appeal to a diverse electorate. Continue reading...

Revisiting Black History on Martha’s Vineyard
by Jackie Calmes, The New York Times
As a getaway for two Democratic presidents, including the current one, Martha’s Vineyard is often disparaged as an undemocratic haven for wealthy white elites. Continue reading...

Posted: Tue, 08/31/2010 - 11:36am