On the Radar: May 3, 2010

Weekend Reports & Columns
"Battle Over Bailouts Shifts Oversight Debate"
By John Harwood, The New York Times
The financial regulation debate is entering tricky new territory — for the Republicans who are losing it, for the Democrats who are winning it, and for Wall Street.   Continue reading

"Looking for a benefits-spending cuts deal to reduce the deficit"
By David S. Broder, The Washington Post
It was the starchiest of all pep rallies, a gathering of bipartisan worthies in the Ronald Reagan office building near the White House. They assembled to cheer on President Obama's newly launched commission, which has the seemingly doomed mission of coming up with a cure for the nation's runaway debts and deficits.  Continue reading  
"A can-do president vs. a do-nothing mood"
By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
The president’s ambitious agenda may be at odds with the American people’s anti-government mood.  Continue reading
"Britain's candidates campaigning furiously ahead of Thursday elections"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
It was a day of rallying the base and peeling away supporters from the opposition as the leaders of the three major political parties in Britain campaigned furiously across the country on Sunday. Continue reading
Weekly Reporter Stories

"Surveillance Video Shows Times Square Suspect"
By Pete Williams, NBC News 
Investigators are eager to find a white man in his 40s seen on a surveillance video walking away from the Times Square area and switching shirts.  Watch the video report 
"Love Me, Love My Party"
By John Dickerson, SLATE Magazine
Democrats revealed themselves as the "Results Party" this week. They can only hope the new pitch will work like it did for George W. Bush in 2000 in his primary race against John McCain. Facing a tough a landscape similar to the one Democrats face now, Bush billed himself as a "Reformer With Results." He needed to redefine the race. . .  Continue reading    
"Environmental certification becoming increasingly crowded and contested field"
By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 
As consumers and businesses have begun to seek green products in recent years, environmental certification has become an increasingly crowded -- and contested -- field.  Continue reading
"U.S. Is Pushing to Deter a Mideast Nuclear Race"
By William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, The New York Times
The opening Monday of a monthlong United Nations conference to strengthen the main treaty meant to halt the spread of nuclear arms is likely to be dominated by Iran’s president denouncing the West and Secretary of  State Hillary Rodham Clinton warning that if Tehran gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East will soon follow.   Continue reading
"Internal GOP wars shaping policies nationwide"
By Charles Babington, Associated Press  
Internal GOP politics are profoundly affecting major policies such as immigration, health care and deficit spending, as elected Republicans shift right to fend off challengers in primary elections.   Continue reading

Posted: Mon, 05/03/2010 - 12:10pm