June 2011

Jun 28, 2011

On the Radar: June 28, 2011

News Hub: Debt Fight: In This Corner, Pres. Obama
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
WSJ Global Economics Editor David Wessel reports President Obama has joined the battle over the federal debt. Congress has until August 2 to reach an agreement allowing i to raise the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling. View

Negotiators Wrangle On Taxes
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
With time running short to reach a deal to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama met privately Monday with Senate leaders in hopes of resolving an impasse over whether to include tax increases in a deficit-reduction agreement. Read more

Bachmann Opens Campaign As Expectations Grow
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Jeff Zeleny has more on Representative Michele Bachmann’s presidential candidacy, which she formally announced Monday. She shakes up an already unsettled Republican field and creates one of the biggest tests yet for the breadth of the Tea Party movement’s appeal. Read more

With Afghan Timetable In Place, Two Senior Officials Are Moving On
By Yochi J. Dreazen and Aamer Madhani, National Journal
With the Obama administration’s new Afghan drawdown timetable in place, two of the most senior officials charged with managing the long war there are moving on. Read more

Supreme Court: 2010-11 Term In Review
By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY
The U.S. Supreme Court has changed dramatically and, as the recent term proved, stayed decidedly the same. The court, which completed its annual session Monday, includes two recent appointees of President Obama and is the most diverse in history. Yet while the nine-member bench looks different, an enduring conservative majority has deepened its imprint on the law. Read more

SCOTUS: Violent video games can't be banned
By Pete Williams, NBC News
Pete Williams has more on the Supreme Court's video game rulling. View

Exit Further Thins U.S. Regulatory Ranks
By Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey Goldstein, a top Treasury official overseeing implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial-regulatory overhaul, will step down next month, adding to about a dozen empty seats President Barack Obama has to fill among the government's top financial-policy-making agencies. Read more