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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

Must Read Op-Eds for September 7, 2011

09/07/11 10:01AM

THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT  BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESMy fervent hope is that on Thursday Mr. Obama will set an example and tell the cold, hard truth — to parents and kids. I know. Honesty, we are told, is suicidal in politics. But as long as every solution that is hard is off the table, then our slow national decline will remain on the table. The public is ready for more than Michele Bachmann’s fairy-dust promise that she can restore $2 a gallon gasoline. For once, Mr. President, let’s start a debate with the truth. read more

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as he returns from a trip to Detroit where he addressed a Labor Day rally, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

Top Talker: New Details on President Obama's Jobs Plan

09/07/11 09:41AM

 This morning we are getting a few more details as to what President Obama is expected to propose in his jobs speech tomorrow evening before Congress. Reports say the President will ask to inject more than $300 billion into the economy in federal spending and tax cuts, including a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers, plus an extension of expiring unemployment benefits. Other spending proposals by the President will likely be for infrastructure projects and direct aid to state and local governments. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Sept. 7th

09/07/11 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Briefcase bomb kills 9 near India's High CourtPresident Obama is said to be looking at $300B package'Gentle, kind man' kills 4 at restaurantTeens sought over Texas wildfireGadhafi heading to south border, official saysFor GOP, debate is where expectations meet realityWhy the debate presents crucial GOP testYahoo's CEO was fired...over the phone read more