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Tina Brown defends Bachmann cover, says pic wasn't from lighting test

08/10/11 10:01AM

And now it's time for Tina Brown's take on the Michele Bachmann cover controversy.Newsweek has been catching a lot of heat for the photograph of Bachmann, which was shot in Washington by Chris Buck, and the cover headline calling her "The Queen of Rage."Here's what Brown told us just a little while ago:Some people look this picture and think Michele Bachmann looks crazy. Some people look at it and think it's the next president of the United States. The fact that these two things are no longer mutually exclusive is what, I think, makes it pretty compelling. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 10, 2011

08/10/11 09:16AM

WE NEED A JOBS BILL, MR. PRESIDENT  BY KATRINA VANDEN HEUVELWASHINGTON POSTObama used to say on the campaign trail that we can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome. He was right. Isn’t it high time he take his own words to heart? We don’t need the president to start talking about jobs again. We need him to start doing something about jobs — something that will capture the attention of the American people and the media, something that will change the debate in a city that has lost its way... read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, August 10th

08/10/11 05:58AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The Dow soared 429 points yesterdayThe Dems fell short in Wisconsin recallAsian stocks rally as wellHarry Reid makes his super committee picksNorth Korea and South Korea exchange fire along sea bordersAmid riots, UK police launch triple-murder probe read more

Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover gets the folks talkin'

Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover gets the folks talkin'

08/09/11 02:28PM

The FirstRead blog is reporting that Michele Bachmann's campaign isn't interested in having a conversation about the Newsweek cover baring her visage and those, umm, big eyes.First Read writes:The campaign says Bachmann is focused on the Ames Straw Poll, and with meeting the voters of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.And Yahoo's Cutline blog is reporting that conservative pundits have been quick to respond:"Under the editorial control of Tina Brown, the rice paper magazine barely struggles against its bias towards conservative women to view them with anything other than contempt," Dan read more

NYT columnist: Mistake to put debt ahead of jobs, economy

08/09/11 01:51PM

Joe Nocera, The New York Times: “We have a deficit problem; we have a debt problem. There’s no question about that. But we also have a jobs problem and an economy problem. To put the debt problem ahead of the jobs problem – which is what we’ve done -- and ahead of the economy is to basically say that we don’t care about economic growth. We don’t care if we bring the economy back. We don’t care about where the jobs are going to come from." read more

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