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Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Sept. 6th

09/06/11 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Thousands flee from Texas wildfires | Lee swamps SouthThe president made a Labor Day speechObama hits all-time lows, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal pollRomney unveils economic plan ahead of Obama speechKey Bachmann aide quitsRick Perry: Texas wildfire 'as mean looking' as he's ever seen read more

The US would be better under Hillary: Sizing up the idea

09/02/11 01:38PM

Rebecca Traister, the New York Times: “The fantasy that we would’ve been happier right now with Hillary as president is a fantasy. And I don’t think it does us a lot good. Especially at this moment when there’s so much to talk about and so much to worry about with our current president.Joe Scarborough: “Why do you think it’s a fantasy?”Traister: “Cast your mind back to 2008. The very things we’re yearning for now..the ferocity with which she would have taken on the Tea Party, for instance. The fact that she knew the system. Think about how those things were talked about back in 2008. read more

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 21: Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger holds aloft the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United 5-4 on penalty's at The Millennium Stadium on May 21, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales.

Untitled: A Defense of Arsene Wenger

09/02/11 10:23AM

by Steven Pearson (@scpearson28) and Joey Scarborough (@joeyscarborough)A week ago, Arsene Wenger's career stood on the brink. Entering the second leg of a Champions League qualifier against Italian side Udinese, reports circulated that Wenger's position would come under review if Arsenal failed to qualify. Gunner nation endured a nervy sixty minutes, but eventually their superior class shown through.But Wenger's proverbial exhale lasted a mere four days. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 2, 2011

09/02/11 08:35AM

THE VIGOROUS VIRTUES  BY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESSome problems are exacerbated by government regulations and could be eased if government pulled back. But most of them have nothing to do with government and are related to globalization, an aging society, cultural trends and the nature of technological change. Republicans have done almost nothing to grapple with and address these deeper structural problems. Tackling them means shifting America’s economic model — tilting the playing field ... away from entitlement spending and more toward investment ... read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Sept. 2nd

09/02/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?A jobs report preview for AugustGulf braces for rain from tropical depressionU.S. set to sue big banks over bad mortgagesLibya rebels poised for final fight against Gadhafi strongholdU.S. marks first month with no troop deaths in IraqMore N.J. counties pushing for hurricane disaster aid read more