On the Radar: January 19, 2011

China's President Meets with U.S. CEOs
by David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
Why China's President Hu Jintao is meeting today with CEOs from Boeing, Microsoft and General Electric. Watch video

With Eye On Domestic Politics, Superpowers Meet
by Tom Gjelten, NPR
The Washington visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao brings together the leaders of the world's two superpowers. Analysts say it could be among the most pivotal state visits in U.S. history.  Read more

For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack
by Helene Cooper, The New York Times
President Hu Jintao of China is coming to town Tuesday, and American officials say President Obama will be taking a far more assertive stance as he greets his biggest global economic rival. Read more

The White House Looks for Work
by Peter Baker, The Washington Post
Three days before Christmas, President Obama gathered his economic team in the West Wing’s Roosevelt Room to review themes for his State of the Union address. The edge-of-the-cliff crisis he inherited had passed, but with more than 14 million Americans still out of work, he was looking for bold ways to bring down unemployment. Read more

Obama Asks for Review of Rules Stifling Jobs
by Jackie Calmes, The New York Times
President Obama on Tuesday ordered “a governmentwide review” of federal regulations to root out those “that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive,” but he exempted many agencies that most vex corporate America. Read more

House begins debate on health-care repeal with a collegial tone
by Shailagh Murray and N.C. Aizenman, The Washington Post
This time around, there were no frightening warnings about "death panels" for the elderly or a "holocaust" of uninsured Americans. Read more

Lawmakers Rejoin Health-Care Fray With Gusto—and an Eye on Civility
by Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
The House plunged back into an inflammatory debate on health care Tuesday, as lawmakers sought to convey their passions about the Obama administration's overhaul without overstepping the vague lines of civility drawn in the wake of the shootings in Arizona. Read more

Lieberman Will Not Run in 2012
By Dan Balz and Paul Kane, The Washington Post
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee who won reelection to the Senate in 2006 as an independent, plans to announce Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his term, according to an aide. Read more



Posted: Wed, 01/19/2011 - 3:31pm