On the Radar: March 8, 2010
Weekend Reports & Columns
"Sure-Fire Crowd Pleaser: Reining in Wall Street"
By John Harwood, The New York Times
For President Obama and Congressional Democrats, public opinion this past year has mostly gone in the wrong direction — on his job performance, on health care and economic stimulus, on midterm elections...Continue Reading
"Lebanon, at peace, braces for war"
By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
The Middle East has no shortage of conflicts to worry the rest of the world: the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the nuclear ambitions of Iran, the stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians. And now, add an old trouble spot to that list...Continue Reading
"Sunday Take: For fed-up voters, a buffet of gaffes"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Mark down this past week as a case study in why so many people are so angry with politicians and the practice of politics...Continue Reading
"The daring Charlie Rangel"
By David Broder, The Washington Post
This is not the way Sandy Levin would have wanted it. The Michigan Democrat became acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee last week after its former chairman, Charlie Rangel of New York, stepped down -- temporarily, he says -- because he was censured by the House ethics committee for going on a corporate-financed junket...Continue Reading
Weekly Reporter Stories
"The Limits of Rahmism "
By Peter Baker, The New York Times
As a dozen or so top White House officials gathered in Rahm Emanuel’s corner West Wing office one morning in early January, the president’s political director, Patrick Gaspard, reported on the latest poll numbers in Massachusetts...Continue Reading
"Filibuster Threat? Start Talking "
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
It has been a long time since there was a filibuster worthy of the name, with cots rolled out of storage rooms, bleary-eyed senators speechifying at 3 a.m. and the Capitol held in thrall to round-the-clock debates..Continue Reading
"Obama's health care pitch to Democrats: Trust me"
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
In private pitches to Democrats, President Barack Obama says he will persuade Congress to pass his health care overhaul even if it kills him and even if he has to ask deeply distrustful lawmakers to trust him on a promise the White House doesn't have the power to keep...Continue Reading
"Healthcare overhaul comes down to Pelosi and Obama"
By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
The fate of healthcare legislation turns on the endgame skills of two Democrats who bring vastly different assets to the task: President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...Continue Reading
"The Real Hurt Locker Revealed"
Bomb specialists in Iraq & Afghanistan weigh in on Oscar nominated film.
By Martha Raddatz, ABC News...View Here
Posted: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 1:22pm