National political roundup, with Jill Lawrence & Julian E. Zelizer

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    About a month ago, a sign in coastal Louisiana pleading for federal help after the BP oil spill echoed the signs that dotted New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Photo Credit: WGNO
    About a month ago, a sign in coastal Louisiana pleading for federal help after the BP oil spill echoed the signs that dotted New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Photo Credit: WGNO
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    As the effort led by BP and the government attempts to contain the disastrous oil spill befouling the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama strains to contain the stain spreading across his domestic agenda and his administration’s attempts to be “no-drama” and appear competent. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s primary elections saw women politicians, many of them conservative, many of them first-time candidates, win major victories in California, South Carolina and Arkansas. And the bizarre victory of unemployed and obscure Alvin Greene in the Democratic race to face Republican Senator Jim DeMint in South Carolina is stranger than fiction. All this and more will be up for discussion on today’s Radio Times, when Marty surveys the week’s political news with JILL LAWRENCE, columnist for PoliticsDaily.com, and JULIAN E. ZELIZER, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

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