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Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign visit to Epoch Homes, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Concord, N.H.

Top Talker: Governor Perry Talks Evolution

08/19/11 09:30AM

 Texas Governor Rick Perry is creating new controversy on the campaign trail.  A day after Perry questioned global warming, the newly announced presidential candidate discussed evolution with a young boy in New Hampshire yesterday. He said "It is a theory that's out there. It's got some gaps in it. In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools." Fellow candidate, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman responded to Perry's comments via twitter.  He wrote, "To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 19, 2011

08/19/11 09:12AM

BAD LUCK? BAD FAITH?  BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMERWASHINGTON POSTObama accuses Republicans of acting for nothing but partisan advantage. This from a man who has cagily refused to propose a single structural reform to entitlements in his three years in office. A man who ordered that the Afghan surge be unwound by September 2012,... a date whose sole purpose is to give Obama political relief on the eve of the 2012 election. And Obama dares accuse others of placing politics above country? A plague of bad luck and bad faith... Our president wrestles with angels. Monsters of mythic proportions. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, August 19th

08/19/11 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Market plunge reawakens recession fearsTaliban launches deadly attack on Afghan independence dayNBC: Gadhafi making plans for Libya departureReport: BofA could cut up to 10,000 jobsThousands hail Indian activist's return from prisonObama, allies call on Syria’s Assad to quitRick Perry’s loose lips worry Hill Republicans...And he talks about evolutionRockets, airstrikes follow attack on IsraelDeadly twin blasts strike British Council in KabulAnother day, another haboob read more

How can Obama help create jobs for African-Americans?

08/18/11 12:06PM

The Congressional Black Caucus is currently on a 5-city tour, holding job fairs and town hall gatherings.Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.: "It’s time for us to step up and note that our communities are not being dealt with and to make sure this administration understands that we cannot continue to go on this way. That while this devastating unemployment is in our communities, we cannot be quiet. We’ve got to speak up. We’re being challenged; the Black Caucus is being challenged, and read more