The Morning Browse: Big Stuff in Today’s News

By Kai Wright Mar 15, 2010

President Obama discusses his blueprint for an updated Elementary and Secondary Education Act to overhaul No Child Left Behind. Clarence Thomas’ wife is holding her own Tea Party. The LA Times profiles an effort she launched in January to help, in her words, “all the new citizen patriots who are rising up.” Uh-huh. Sen. Chris Dodd will unveil his new, distinctly not bipartisan financial reform bill today. He tells the WSJ it’ll include a consumer protection agency that’s both strong and independent. Payday lenders and the like presumably wait on edge. President Obama unveiled over the weekend his blueprint for overhauling No Child Left Behind-he’ll keep the tests, but be less punitive and spend more money. Still more damning details emerge about New Orleans police misconduct in the wake of Katrina, from ProPublica’s ongoing investigation. WaPo’s Howard Kurtz explores squeamishness at Fox News over Glenn Beck. NYT reports a month-long advertising blitz of $30 million and growing to target swing Dems over their health care reform votes. Robert Reich dissects the feel-good lie of our building economic revival. Who’s recovery is it?