On the Radar: June 15, 2011

Candidates Show G.O.P. Less United On Goals of War
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
The hawkish consensus on national security that has dominated Republican foreign policy for the last decade is giving way to a more nuanced view, with some presidential candidates expressing a desire to withdraw from Afghanistan as quickly as possible and suggesting that the United States has overreached in Libya. Read more

Huntsman Company Pays $33M To Settle Lawsuit
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman was a top executive of a large chemical conglomerate that is paying $33 million to settle a lawsuit alleging price-fixing. Read more

Searching For The Anti-Romney
By John Dickerson and David Weigel, Slate
John Dickerson and David Weigel take your questions about the 2012 election and the GOP's first New Hampshire debate. Read more

GOP Race Scrambled By Romney, Bachmann
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
It was a supremely confident Mitt Romney who hit the campaign trail here Tuesday morning as the newly solidified front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. His performance in Monday night’s debate poses tough questions for all other current or prospective candidates seeking to derail him next year. Read more

Obama Wants Puerto Rico To Decide Statehood Or Independence
By Roger Runningen and Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg
President Barack Obama said he wants to let Puerto Ricans make their own decision on whether to stay a commonwealth, seek statehood or become independent. Read more

In Visit to Puerto Rico, Obama Offers (and Seeks Out) Support
By Helene Cooper, The New York Times
President Obama came to this United States commonwealth on Tuesday and promised to stand by Puerto Rico no matter what residents decide about its future — statehood, independence or a continuation of the status quo. Read more

Senate Vote To Repeal Ethanol Tax Credit Fails, But Some In GOP Break Ranks
By Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
A majority of Senate Republicans appeared to break Tuesday with two decades of GOP orthodoxy against higher taxes, voting to advance a plan to abruptly cancel billions of dollars in annual tax credits for ethanol blenders. Read more

Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants In Bin Laden Raid
By Eric Schmitt and Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times
Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials. Read more

Posted: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 1:01pm