February 2010

Feb 23, 2010

On the Radar: February 23, 2010

"Whose Side Are You On?"
By John Dickerson, SLATE
Which are you more afraid of: the president or the insurance industry? This is the key question of Thursday's White House health care summit. There may be moments when it will seem like both sides are debating tax credits...Continue Reading

"Suspect in N.Y. Terrorism Plot Pleads Guilty"
By Pete Williams, NBC News
The man at the center of what the government considers one of the most serious terror plots since 9/11 pleaded guilty Monday to training with Al Qaeda to stage attacks on the New York City Subway system...Watch the Video

"Democrats block filibuster on scaled-back jobs bill"
By James Oliphant and Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
Several Republican senators, including Scott Brown of Massachusetts, lend their support to the plan in a victory for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...Continue Reading

"Obama Pitches Education Proposal to Governors"
By Peter Baker & Sam Dillon, The New York Times
President Obama kicked off a drive Monday to upgrade American education, unveiling a plan requiring states to adopt new reading and mathematics standards and committing his administration to “breaking down some of the barriers to reform...Continue Reading

Feb 24, 2010

On The Radar: February 24, 2010

"Supreme Court eases rules for questioning suspects"
By Joan Biskupic, USA Today
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that investigators may resume questioning a suspect who has invoked his Miranda right to remain silent and have a lawyer present if at least 14 days have passed...Continue Reading

"Republicans plan to stress private-sector alternatives to the president's plan"
By Shailagh Murray and Perry Bacon Jr., The Washington Post
Republicans are preparing to use Thursday's White House health-care summit to sell their own ideas for using the private marketplace to expand coverage and reduce costs, but they remain wary of fumbling away what they believe is an advantage on the issue heading into this year's critical midterm elections...Continue Reading

"3 Democrats Named to Deficit Panel"
By Jackie Calmes, The New York Times
Senator Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, on Tuesday named three senior Democratic senators as his choices for President Obama’s 18-member bipartisan commission to reduce the national debt, including one colleague who opposed the commission as a threat to Social Security...Continue Reading

"Rep. Anna Eshoo targets CIA moonlighting"
By Eamon Javers, POLITICO
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) says she will offer an amendment to the Intelligence Reauthorization bill later this week that would put new rules into place on the practice of intelligence officers who take second jobs in the private sector...Continue Reading

"Obama zeros in on law professor for 9th Circuit post"
By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
UC Berkeley's Goodwin Liu will be nominated to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, The Times has learned. Though he will face opposition from conservatives, he has admirers in that camp as well...Continue Reading