On the Radar: March 23, 2010

"How Obama revived his health-care bill"
By Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post
It was the Barack Obama the American public rarely sees -- irritated and wondering if he had arrived at the moment of defeat. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Jan. 19, with a political crisis about to explode, the president summoned the two top Democrats in Congress to the Oval Office for a strategy session. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sat alongside Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), the tension in the room acute...Continue Reading

"Health-care vote looms as big issue for November elections"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
It was the Barack Obama the American public rarely sees -- irritated and wondering if he had arrived at the moment of defeat. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Jan. 19, with a political crisis about to explode, the president summoned the two top Democrats in Congress to the Oval Office for a strategy session. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sat alongside Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), the tension in the room acute...Continue Reading

"Next Big Issue? Social Security Pops Up Again"
By Jackie Calmes, The New York Times
Now that landmark legislation overhauling the health insurance system is about to become law, addressing Social Security’s solvency could well become the next big thing for President Obama and Congressional Democrats...Continue Reading

"Republicans mobilize healthcare opposition"
By Janet Hook and James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times
Following their decisive healthcare defeat in the House, Republicans on Monday prepared a three-pronged effort to wage a continuing fight against the bill -- beginning with a drive this week to stall follow-up legislation in the Senate...Continue Reading

"The Healthcare Fallout"
By John Dickerson, CBS News
CBS News' Chip Reid and Nancy Cordes break down what's next for healthcare reform in Congress and in the White House. Plus; Comedian Joe Wong on performing at the annual RTNDA dinner in Washington...Continue Reading

"Bill's passage starts new campaign"
By Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO
Health care opponents are gearing up to fight another day — Nov. 2, to be precise...Continue Reading

Posted: Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:47am