On the Radar: February 2, 2010

"Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power"
By David Sanger, The New York Times
In a federal budget filled with mind-boggling statistics, two numbers stand out as particularly stunning, for the way they may change American politics and American power....Continue Reading

"Budget winners and losers"
By Eamon Javers, POLITICO
President Barack Obama rolled out his fiscal 2011 budget Monday, telling the nation which federal programs he supports and which ones he’s cutting. But the budget says even more about Obama himself — who he is as a politician and how he makes decisions
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"Obama 2011 budget request: Department of Health and Human Services"
By Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post
Last year President Obama used his budget to lay the groundwork for comprehensive health-care reform, proposing a 10-year, $634 billion reserve fund as a "down payment" on universal coverage...Continue Reading

"Fewer ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Dismissals -- But No Plan Being Offered"
By Martha Raddatz, ABC News
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Luis Martinez report: The testimony on the Hill tomorrow from Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen will be the first time in more than a decade that “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” has been discussed in such a forum...Continue Reading

Posted: Sun, 02/07/2010 - 3:00pm