- Obama must prod Demos toward agreement on health-care legislation (By Dan Balz, The Washington Post) The most immediate task at hand for President Barack Obama in his drive to win enactment of health-care legislation is to bring together members of his party behind a single piece of legislation. That is the first step toward a more important political objective, which is to rebuild his and the Democrats' support among independent voters.
- Study Finds Independent Obama Voters Wary Of President’s Policies (By Ravi Bhatia – Talk Radio News Service)
- Independent-Minded Obama Voters At Odds with Congressional Leadership over Economy and Government Intervention (Resurgent Republic)
- Poll: Support for Public Option Grows (CBS News)
- Editorial: Here's one way to purify parties (Sacramento Bee) An even more intriguing idea for changing our elections would be to forgo the open primary and switch instead to nonpartisan elections – as we have had for decades at the local level.
- California Republican Party Will Continue to Let Independents Vote in its Non-Presidential Primaries (Ballot Access News)
- State GOP drops push to bar decline-to-state voters from primary (Sac Bee)
- Taking California back from the political insiders (by Pete Golis, Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
- Mood of reform is in the air (By Steven Harmon, Contra Costa Times) An open primary — in which voters could vote across party lines in a primary to advance the top two candidates, regardless of party, to the general election — has the support of 68 percent of voters.
- 2010: Year of CA Government Reform? (John Myers, KQED/Capital Notes)
NY INDEPENDENCE PARTY
- New York State Democratic Party Chair Hints He Wants to Abolish Fusion (Ballot Access News)
- Dem chair Jacobs eyes eliminating cross-endorsements (By DAN JANISON, Newsday)
- INDY CELEBRATION Staten Island Spring Chair Reception (Strictly Political/Staten Island Advance)
WORKING FAMILIES PARTY
- Working Families Party a fave - as a target (Elizabeth Benjamin, Newsday)
- The growing clout of left-wing party-Working Families rules Albany; now it’s targeting city (By Daniel Massey, Crains New York)