On the Radar: Feburary 9, 2010
"Obama Would OK Health Bill Minus Items He Pursued"
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
Signaling he'd meet critics part way on health care, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he's willing to sign a bill even if it doesn't deliver everything he pursued through a year of grinding effort at risk of going down as a dismal failure...Continue Reading
"Defense Stalwart Murtha Dies at 77"
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
Rep. John Murtha, the first Vietnam War combat veteran to serve in Congress and a powerful advocate for both the military and for the interests of his Pennsylvania district, died Monday at the age of 77...Continue Reading
"Re: Jack Murtha"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME Magazine
As Jay notes below, Murtha was a close friend and mentor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and her effort to install him as her second-in-command counts as a rare misstep in her leadership of her caucus. So why such a close and unlikely bond between the gruff Marine and the San Francisco liberal?...Continue Reading
"Sen. Shelby releases holds on nominees"
By Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has released his controversial "holds" on more than 70 pending presidential nominations, his office said Monday night...Continue Reading