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Must Read Op-Eds for October 6, 2011

10/06/11 02:22PM

WHERE'S THE JOBS BILL? EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESUltimately, families making $250,000, and even those making less, will have to give back some of the tax benefits they got from the Bush administration if the budget is to return to long-term health. ... In the end, it may be a political exercise anyway, since Mr. McConnell's Republicans will filibuster any jobs bill, and Mr. Cantor's will reject most of it. But the sharp contrast with the Republican plan to do nothing can only be made if Democrats are clearly united behind a plan to invigorate the economy. Mr. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, October 6th

10/06/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?By now, no doubt, you've heard about Steve JobsTributes to Jobs pour in from around the worldAnd maybe you heard about Palin, tooPolice: About 28 arrested at Wall Street protestNYPD officer appears to strike protesters with batonOccupy Wall Street spin-offs come to TexasFor Obama, 10-year Afghan war mark to pass quietlyDemocrats shift the definition of 'rich' in battle over taxesNYPD spied on city's Muslim partners read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes questions from the media at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., after announcing that he will not run for president in 2012, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.

Top Talker: No 2012 White House Bid for Chris Christie...

10/05/11 09:32AM

 After weeks of speculation, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said unequivocally that he will not run for President of the United States in 2012.  Some of the biggest names in Republican politics were urging Christie to jump in the race, but in a news conference yesterday, the Governor said, “It’s not my time.”  The Governor went on to say, "I have a commitment to New Jersey that I will simply not abandon...So New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you're stuck with me."Several Republican candidates released statements yesterday praising the New Jersey Governor, but for now, Christie read more

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