Mike Allen buries the lede :
In the end, Obama believes, forward motion on his agenda matters more than any details.
"Even if we’re busting the budget, we’ve got to solve some of these problems," said a member of his inner circle. "I’d rather live with a debt than have people go without health care." [E.A.]
Sam Stein on the possibility of Dem Senate defections on "card check."
Don't tell NYT
designated labor spinnee
A senior official involved in getting EFCA passed into law said he was underwhelmed but not surprised by the support being offered for this union priority from the White House ...
P.S.--J-School Extra Credit Assignment: Compare Stein's article, in the biased, amateur-filled Huffington Post, with Greenhouse's article in the venerable and highly professional New York Times . They aren't in the same ballpark in terms of a) sophistication and b) reporting on the actual situation. Could Greenhouse even get a job at HuffPo ? ... P.P.S.: Stein's story could serve a pro-labor function, of course, by focusing union-led pressure on potential defectors Bayh, Landrieu, Baucus, and Nelson. ... 12:26 P.M.
Up-to-the-second twitters on the Illinois-5 Congressional race : Geoghegan's been endorsed by the prestigious Hideout bar. ... 12:12 P.M.