On the Radar: March 22, 2010
Weekend Reports & Columns
"The 1990s precedent for a Democratic bounce-back"
By David Broder, The Washington Post
As congressional Democrats plotted their endgame strategy for health-care reform, the question looming in their minds was: How do we reduce our risks in the November midterm elections? What outcome and what procedures will the voters find least objectionable?...Continue Reading
By John Dickerson, SLATE
President Obama has just completed the most arduous act of community organizing of his career. Two hundred and nineteen of his neighbors down the street joined together in the House of Representatives to pass historic health care legislation...Continue Reading
"The Take: Historic win or not, Democrats could pay a price"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
As the final round of the battle over health-care reform begins Sunday, President Obama and the Democrats are in reach of a historic legislative achievement that has eluded presidents dating back a century. The question is at what cost. Continue Reading
"An unlikely topic for President Obama address"
By Eamon Javers, POLITICO
With all of official Washington focusing on the cliffhanger health care vote in Congress, President Barack Obama went against the grain in his weekly address, using it to discuss Wall Street reform... Continue Reading
"What if Iran Gets the Bomb"
By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
Many now argue that containment, not a military strike, is the best way to deal with Tehran's nuclear ambitions... Continue Reading
Weekly Reporter Stories
"Obama Heads to Iowa to Pitch Health Care"
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
To begin his campaign to explain health care, President Obama is going back to the beginning: Iowa...Continue Reading
"Making History: House Passes Health Care Reform"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME
Having staked the success of his presidency on the longstanding Democratic dream of universal health care, President Obama finally achieved victory on Sunday night, bringing an end to a yearlong partisan struggle...Continue Reading
"Analysis: Health Care Reform—Passed, But Just the Beginning"
By John Harwood, CNBC
President Obama’s historic victory on health reform carries enormous consequences for American business, the economy, social policy and politics...Continue Reading
"A Sunday of Crowds, Chaos and Confrontation "
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
The roll call vote started at 10:30 p.m., with House members of both parties closely watching an electronic board on the chamber wall that kept the tally...Continue Reading
"Next front: Selling what Congress did"
By Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO
With sweeping health care reform almost reality, another battle is about to begin to define what it means for a skeptical public...Continue Reading
"House clears historic health care expansion"
By Noam N. Levey and Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
The House on Sunday approved sweeping legislation to guarantee most Americans access to medical care for the first time in history...Continue Reading
"House passes health-care reform bill without Republican votes"
By Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
House Democrats scored a historic victory in the century-long battle to reform the nation's health-care system late Sunday night, winning final approval of legislation that expands coverage to 32 million people and attempts to contain spiraling costs...Continue Reading
"Legal and Political Fights Loom Over Health Care"
By Jeff Zeleny & Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times
The battle over health care is poised to move swiftly from Congress back to the country as Democrats, Republicans and a battery of interest groups race to define the legislation and dig in for long-term political and legal fights...Continue Reading
"Big Win for Obama, but at What Cost?"
By David Sanger, The New York Times
The House’s passage of health care legislation late Sunday night assures that whatever the ultimate cost, President Obama will go down in history as one of the handful of presidents who found a way to reshape the nation’s social welfare system...Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, 03/22/2010 - 11:30am