On the Radar: February 3, 2010

"Obama Continues Policy Outreach to Republicans"
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Emboldened by the response to President Obama’s face-off with House Republicans last week, the White House is intensifying its push to engage Congressional Republicans in policy negotiations as a way to share the burden of governing and put more scrutiny on Republican initiatives...Continue Reading

"Democrats to Unveil Jobs Package; Spending Fight Looms"
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
Senate Democrats are preparing to release a roughly $80 billion jobs program this week, but its prospects are uncertain in a political landscape where voters are angry about unemployment yet fuming about federal spending...Continue Reading

"President Obama and U.S. Chamber of Commerce patch it up"
By Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO
After publicly sparring in the fall, the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are trying to make up...Continue Reading

"Douglas Elmendorf: The Numbers Man Whom D.C. Trusts — and Loathes"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME Magazine
Douglas Elmendorf doesn't look like the kind of guy who could intimidate those at the pinnacles of power. A soft-spoken academic who coaches his daughters' soccer team, he is described by virtually everyone who knows him as a genuinely nice guy...Continue Reading

Posted: Sun, 02/07/2010 - 3:12pm