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Must Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

11/23/11 09:24AM

GO BIG, MR. OBAMA  BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESMy gut says that if the president lays out such a plan — one that begins with him taking all the political risks on himself and then demanding the G.O.P. and his own party follow — he will be both defining himself and the future in a way that would earn him so much centrist support and respect that it would leave every possible Republican opponent in the dust, no matter how obstructionist they are or want to be. Go big, Mr. President. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

11/23/11 05:45AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?GOP candidates show differences on national security and terrorismBachmann says knowing ‘when to say no’ as mom applies to presidencyReally, Rick Santorum?Nearly half of Americans lack economic security, survey saysIn case you missed thisIn the wow video for the day: Helicopter snags cables; pilot survivesOre. governor bans death penalty for rest of termMother of alleged Penn State sex abuse victim speaksPolice, protesters clash for 5th day in EgyptOccupy protests cost nation's cities at least $13M read more

President Barack Obama makes a statement at the White House after the congressional debt supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on debt reduction on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Washington.

Top Talker: Supercommittee admits defeat

11/22/11 10:02AM

Responsibility for cutting the nation's debt is now back to  Congress as the super committee officially admits failure.  Just hours before their midnight deadline, the leaders of the bipartisan panel issued a statement about the deadlock.  They said, "Despite our inability to bridge the committee's significant differences, we end this process united in our belief that the nation's fiscal crisis must be addressed and that we cannot leave it for the next generation to solve."  The breakdown of the super committee will trigger $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts over 10 years...inclu read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Nov. 22nd

11/22/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Is there a silver lining in deficit panel's failure?Poll: Gingrich leads GOP fieldAnd he seeks to prove his staying powerRomney heats up campaign in New Hampshire with an ad attacking ObamaEgyptians converge for 'million-man march' In NH, Obama to push for payroll tax cut extensionUC Davis chancellor apologizes for pepper-spray incidentMichele Bachmann stopped by Fallon last nightFrench former first lady dies at 87  read more