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Must Read Op-Eds for September 12, 2011

09/12/11 09:42AM

SLEEPING BARRY AWAKES  BY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMES’s eternally the gifted and sometimes indolent student who has to be wooed and pressured into making the game-winning shot. As one aide joked, “We work 6 to 9 and he works 9 to 6.” But the odd rhythms of his temperament are less interesting when so much is at stake... Obama offers his own version of the split-personality presidency: Do we get Energizer Barry or Enervating Barry? It’s deeply confusing to a country that’s already confused, as well as to the Democratic Party. Will he ever get that through his magnificent brain? read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, Sept. 12th

09/12/11 05:58AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Here's how our country paid tribute to Sept. 11Arianna Huffington remembers Sept. 12The 9/11 memorial plaza is now open to the public. read more

Obama in Rose Garden; GOP heads to Fla.

Obama in Rose Garden; GOP heads to Fla.

09/11/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: President Obama is expected to send his jobs bill to Congress on Monday evening, but before doing so he is expected to hold a Rose Garden event with individuals who he indicated would benefit from his plan such as teachers and police... watch

Can the super committee meet its $1.2T goal?

Can the super committee meet its $1.2T goal?

09/11/11 08:00PM

The new bipartisan deficit super committee held its first meeting last week to get underway locating $1.2T in federal spending cuts.  Members Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., join Morning Joe to discuss deficit spending, and... watch

Brian Williams: Iraq War was an 'elective'...

Brian Williams: Iraq War was an 'elective' war

09/11/11 08:00PM

NBC News' Brian Williams joins Morning Joe to discuss the Sept. 11 memorials, the joining of the Bush and Obama families for the Sept. 11 memorials, why he sees the Iraq War as an "elective" war, and what life was like immediately after Sept. 11. watch

Joe Scarborough

Scarborough performs 'Reason to Believe' in studio

09/09/11 01:00PM

Joe Scarborough performs his anti-war song "Reason to Believe" in the 30 Rock studio. Scarborough says about the song: "This is my way of remembering those who were lost on 9/11." Sarah Tolar, Claudia Chopek, and Eric Davis join him for the song.Check out a gallery of behind-the-scenes shots from today's performance. And, if you'd like to purchase the song, you can do so HERE. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Mend, which treats U.S. military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 9, 2011

09/09/11 09:44AM

SETTING THEIR HAIR ON FIRE  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESI was favorably surprised by the new Obama jobs plan, which is significantly bolder and better than I expected. It's not nearly as bold as the plan I'd want in an ideal world. But if it actually became law, it would probably make a significant dent in unemployment. Of course, it isn't likely to become law, thanks to G.O.P. opposition. Nor is anything else likely to happen that will do much to help the 14 million Americans out of work. read more

President Barack Obama delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Watching are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner.

Top Talker: President Obama unveils a $447 Billion Jobs Plan

09/09/11 09:33AM

 Last night in a rare address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama unveiled his plan to jump-start the economy and create jobs.  Speaking for just over 30 minutes, the President repeatedly urged lawmakers to put aside political rhetoric and approve his $447 billion package called The Americans Jobs Act. read more