On the Radar: January 21, 2010
"Obama to Propose Limits on Risks Taken by Banks"
By Jackie Calmes & Louis Uchitelle, The New York Times
President Obama on Thursday will publicly propose giving bank regulators the power to limit the size of the nation’s largest banks and the scope of their risk-taking activities, an administration official said late Wednesday...Continue Reading
"Mass Mutiny: How Scott Brown Shook the Political World"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME
As Scott Brown told the story the morning after the election, the first sign that something remarkable was about to happen in the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts was ... well, it was a sign. One with his name on it. Someone had made it by hand and planted it in the snow in a front yard near Lunenburg...Continue Reading
"Does Brown's Senate Win Mean the End of Health Reform?"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME Magazine
A little-known Republican state senator on Tuesday night pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in modern political history, potentially dealing a crippling blow to President Obama's agenda. As Scott Brown claimed victory in his bid to become the first GOP Senator to represent Massachusetts in nearly four decades, he told his ecstatic supporters that they had sent a message that is likely to shake Democrats across the nation at the onset of the congressional midterm election season...Continue Reading
"House Democrats reluctant to take up Senate health-care reform bill"
By Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post
Determined to enact a health-care reform bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled Wednesday to sell the Senate version of the legislation to reluctant Democrats, even as party moderates raised doubts about forging ahead without bipartisan support.... Continue Reading
"Analysis: GOP sees Mass. win as stop sign for Dems"
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
Reeling from the loss of a long-held Massachusetts Senate seat, Democrats are rethinking the lessons of Barack Obama's 2008 election, with the GOP cheerfully suggesting they scale back their ambitions and agenda...Continue Reading
"Political Fallout From the Supreme Court Ruling"
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Even before their Massachusetts victory this week, Republicans enjoyed a multitude of advantages in this year’s midterm elections. The Supreme Court has most likely just delivered one more: money....Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, 01/30/2010 - 6:47pm