On the Radar: February 10, 2010

"In poll, Republicans gaining political ground on Obama"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Republicans have significantly narrowed the gap with Democrats on who is trusted to deal with the country's problems and have sharply reduced several of President Obama's main political advantages, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll...Continue Reading

"Senate jobs bill a show of bipartisanship"
By Janet Hook & Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Washington - In a rare move toward bipartisanship, Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to unveil an $85-billion jobs bill that would include payroll tax breaks for employers who create new jobs, aid to small businesses and other GOP-backed ideas to attack unemployment...Continue Reading

"Obama Urges Setting Aside ‘Petty Politics’"
By Jeff Zeleny, Helene Cooper, The New York Times
President Obama declared today that “a sense of purpose that transcends petty politics” must be forged by Democrats and Republicans to create more jobs, reduce the deficit and find at least some common ground on health care...Continue Reading

"Senate's Gridlock Fuels Frustration "
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal  
The Senate's plodding pace has always distressed those in Washington eager to get things done quickly. Now, with Democrats and Republicans stalemated on everything from major legislation to agency appointments, some are asking whether the institution is broken...Continue Reading

Posted: Tue, 02/16/2010 - 12:26pm