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Quote of the Day: 'Irene taught us how to deal with 'Hurricane Jobs'

08/31/11 12:13PM

Arianna Huffington, AOL/Huffington Post: “We have not done what needed to be done around jobs, and what happened with Hurricane Irene can really be a lesson about how we can now act when it comes to basically, ‘Hurricane Jobs.’ Because it is a crisis blowing over the country; it’s not going away. We have data on the impact it’s going to have on the years ahead…There is an enormous amount we can do, both on the federal and state level and in our own neighborhoods. So we need to start acting.” read more

President Barack Obama greets veterans after he addressed the national convention of the American Legion, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Minneapolis.

Top Talker: President Obama says his jobs plan could create up to a million jobs

08/31/11 09:32AM

White House officials have yet to release a specific date or location for the jobs address next week but during a radio interview with Tom Joyner yesterday, President Obama predicted his plan would yield strong results. The President said, "There is no doubt that we can take steps that would mean the economy was growing a percent or a percentage and a half faster. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 31, 2011

08/31/11 08:41AM

RICK PERRY IS NO LIBERTARIAN  BY DANA MILBANKWASHINGTON POSTIf Perry’s style resembles anybody’s in George W. Bush’s White House, in fact, it is that of former vice president Dick Cheney, whose just-published memoir, “In My Time,” might as well have been titled “Right Every Time (Even Though I Was Surrounded by Idiots).” Think of Perry as Bush without the charm. ... Yes, Perry is passionately anti-government, or at least anti-this-government. But ... e'll merely note that you can't minimize or avoid them if you pretend they don't exist until they formally enter the Federal Register. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, August 31st

08/31/11 05:58AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Tripoli divided as rebels jostle over powerGaddafi loyalists refuse to surrender3 days after Irene, floodwaters in NJ destroy homes, close roadsMore than 400,000 in CT. still don't have powerThe latest on what's happening in VermontKey parts of Texas abortion law struck downIs Romney panicking over Perry yet?U.S. funds wasted in Iraq, AfghanistanShots fired at congressman's Houston, officePetraeus officially retires to take CIA job read more