On the Radar: February 22, 2010

Weekend Reports & Columns

"Does Washington Need Fixing?"

By John Harwood, The New York Times
Even in the midwinter mess of 2010, it’s not hard to imagine a Washington that works. It wouldn’t even seem to require that much change...Continue Reading

"Broken 'engagement' in the Middle East"
By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
A year of intense outreach to the Muslim world has revealed a disconnect between the priorities of the Obama administration and those of its potential Mideast allies...Continue Reading

"Romney's gearing up for 2012 with lessons from '08 on his mind"
By Dan Balz, The Washington Post
For most of the past year, Mitt Romney has been off the stage. While Sarah Palin has commanded headlines, while other Republicans have jumped into intraparty controversies over purity and as GOP leaders have vied with one another to bash President Obama the loudest, Romney stayed largely out of the fray...Continue Reading

Weekly Reporter Stories

"Obama embraces Senate approach in new health-care plan "
By Michael D. Shear & Dan Balz, The Washington Post
President Obama made it clear Monday morning that he intends to make a final push for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's health care and insurance system, offering a new health care plan that largely embraces the approach already taken by the U.S. Senate...Continue Reading

"Fixing the Senate by Forcing Real Filibusters"
By Karen Tumulty, TIME Magazine
We've been hearing a lot lately about the evils of the filibuster, particularly in the weeks since the Massachusetts Senate election in January deprived the Democrats of the 60th vote that it takes to block one...Continue Reading