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Morning Headlines: Friday, Sept. 9th

09/09/11 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president spoke last night; perhaps you saw the speechIf you didn't, here's a link to the full speechFact-checking President Obama's speechAnd the GOP respondsTerror threat called 'credible' for 9/11 anniversaryMillions without electricity as Southwest is hit by power failurePackers win shootout in opener, 42-34 read more

Brzezinski: GOP should respond to speech...

Brzezinski: GOP should respond to speech with maturity

09/08/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including Time’s Mark Halperin, Mike Barnicle, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Richard Haass – discusses the president's Thursday jobs speech. Will it lead to swift action by Congress? If it becomes law, how... watch

Would jobs plan lead to real drop in...

Would jobs plan lead to real drop in unemployment?

09/08/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Paul Krugman NYT column which speaks favorably of the president’s jobs plan, even though he believes it won't become law due to GOP dissent. Brzezinski also reads from a David Brooks column also on the... watch

Scarborough performs 'Reason to Believe'...

Scarborough performs 'Reason to Believe' in studio

09/08/11 08:00PM

Joe Scarborough performs his anti-war song "Reason to Believe" in the 30 Rock studio. Scarborough says about the song: "This is my way of remembering those who were lost on 9/11." Sarah Tolar, Claudia Chopek, and Eric Davis join him for the song. watch

How many jobs would Obama's plan create?

How many jobs would Obama's plan create?

09/08/11 08:00PM

President Obama heads to Richmond, Va. Friday to sell his jobs plan. The National Economic Council's Gene Sperling joins Morning Joe to discuss the president's Thursday jobs speech and how many actual jobs would be created under the plan. Sperling says... watch

Gregory: This time, Obama wants a bill,...

Gregory: This time, Obama wants a bill, not a fight

09/08/11 08:00PM

The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, the New Yorker's David Remnick, and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory join Morning Joe to discuss the president's Thursday jobs speech. Gregory says that this time around, the president is looking for a bill... watch

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