On the Radar: January 11, 2010
"For Obama, a tough year to get the message out"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
In winning the White House, Barack Obama's team earned a reputation for skill and discipline in dominating the communications wars with opponents. In office, virtually the same team has struggled, spending much of the past year defending the administration's actions on the two biggest domestic issues -- the economy and health care... Continue Reading
"Reid Apologizes for Remarks on Obama's Color and 'Dialect'"
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, apologized on Saturday for once predicting that Barack Obama could become the country’s first black president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one”...Continue Reading
"Can the Dems Bridge Their Health Care 'Cadillac' Tax Divide?"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME
With the House set to return to Washington this week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi finds herself walking a narrow line on President Obama's top domestic priority. She had only two votes to spare when the House passed its version of health care legislation back in November, and now her restive caucus is telling her that they will not move too far in the direction of the Senate's more conservative version of the bill...Continue Reading
"Connecting the intelligence dots will require clout"
By Doyle McManus. Los Angeles Times
The former head of the federal Information Sharing Environment says agencies must be forced to adopt common systems for tagging information, flagging what's important and making sense of it quickly...Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, 01/11/2010 - 11:04am