Obama’s Democratic Challengers

He may have a 73 percent approval rating now, but that doesn’t mean President Obama won’t face intense debate from his own party over his platform. Politico has a handy 10-point rundown of Democrats who could join the “White House Frenemies List.” Among the potential offenders: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (“not afraid to break with her party on thorny issues”; “may be positioning herself for a 2010 gubernatorial run”); Sen. Daniel Inouye (“old school when it comes to legislative earmarks”); Sen. Jim Webb (“Because none of his fellow Democrats ever know what he will do or say”); and even Vice President Joe Biden. “If Biden can’t button it — and encourage his wife to do the same — expect to see Obama’s pinched-face look a little more often,” Politico reports.