On the Radar: July 28, 2010
House Approves Measure to Pay for Combat Operations
By Carl Hulse and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times
The House on Tuesday approved and sent to President Obama an overdue measure to pay for combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but Democrats splintered badly on the troop money in the aftermath of disclosures of classified information showing the war has not been going as well as portrayed. Continue reading...
More job and service cuts coming from strapped counties and cities, report says
By Michael A. Fletcher, The Washington Post
Local governments across the country are facing an intensifying fiscal crisis that is forcing them to make deep cuts in personnel and services just as more hard-pressed residents are seeking their help, according to a report released Tuesday. Continue reading...
Minn.'s Pawlenty: A contender to reshape GOP's 2012 image
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has little of the star power of Sarah Palin. He has not been around the presidential track in the way of Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. Continue reading...
Pentagon Investigates War Leaks
By Martha Raddatz, ABC News
Has the release of classfied war documents threatend national security? Watch video
What Leaked Afghan Reports Do And Don't Tell Us
By Tom Gjelten, NPR
The Obama administration faces a new challenge in its defense of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan: more than 90,000 military intelligence reports, leaked by the group that calls itself WikiLeaks. Continue reading...
Document Leak May Hurt Efforts to Build War Support
By Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper, The New York Times
The disclosure of a six-year archive of classified military documents increased pressure on President Obama to defend his military strategy as Congress prepares to deliberate financing of the Afghanistan war. Continue reading...
WikiLeaks documents cause little concern over public perception of war
By Glenn Kessler and Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post
The Obama administration and its allies in Congress sought Monday to turn the leak of more than 91,000 classified documents about operations in Afghanistan into an affirmation of the president's decision to shift strategy and boost troop levels in the nearly nine-year-long war. Continue reading...
Obama Assails Republicans on Campaign Finance
By Jackie Calmes and Carl Hulse, The New York Times
President Obama on Monday sought political advantage from the expected defeat of a campaign finance measure that he has championed by pre-emptively attacking its Republican opponents for “nothing less than a vote... Continue reading...
Let the Pre-Pre-Pre-Campaign Begin
By John Dickerson, SLATE Magazine
If you're running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, you're not allowed to admit it. But just because you can't admit it doesn't mean you have to stop campaigning. Continue reading...
Posted: Wed, 07/28/2010 - 9:50am