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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

Morning Headlines: Friday, Sept. 9th

09/09/11 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president spoke last night; perhaps you saw the speechIf you didn't, here's a link to the full speechFact-checking President Obama's speechAnd the GOP respondsTerror threat called 'credible' for 9/11 anniversaryMillions without electricity as Southwest is hit by power failurePackers win shootout in opener, 42-34 read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 8, 2011

09/08/11 09:30AM

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO 9/11?  BY DANIEL HENNINGERWALL STREET JOURNALOne exception: President Barack Obama. ... President Obama kept most of the security tools Mr. Bush put in place to fight whatever you want to call it, such as the overseas contingency operation that forced Osama bin Laden into permanent retirement. Note also that with Bush departed, the partisan opposition is, too. read more

Scarborough's song asks if there's 'Reason to Believe' decade after 9/11

09/08/11 06:20AM

Ten years after Sept. 11, the U.S. is still engaged in several wars globally. "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough performs his original song, entitled "Reason to Believe," looking at the moment the U.S. was changed forever, and the lasting legacy of that tragic day.Scarborough explains the song in detail to the Huffington Post.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

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Sept. 8th

09/08/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Perry, Romney lock horns at GOP debateThe GOP debate: Eight takeawaysFact check: Perry, Romney twist records during debateTwo Texans trade barbs in GOP debateHigh stakes for Obama jobs speechGaddafi denies rumors he fled LibyaAl Gore criticizes Obama for abandoning smog standardsHurricane Katia to pass between Bermuda, U.S. East Coast todayAl Jazeera journalist not allowed to film at Texas high school football gameWhat if this is it for Peyton Manning?Firefighters gain ground on largest Texas wildfire read more