Everyone’s hashing and rehashing last night’s GOP debate. Well, not everyone. Everyone’s either doing that or rerehashing Weiner-gate. Well, not everyone. Some folks are bringing important stuff to light. Here’s a sampling of all of the above, and don’t forget to check back later for today’s Outlook and Underbuzzed.
- Pres. Obama in Puerto Rico, does local-TV interviews.
- ProgressiveCongress.org and the Congressional Progressive Caucus announce jobs tour.
- Weiner’s wife returns home.
- Pres. Obama pushes for payroll tax-cut stimulus.
- Senate GOP can’t quite bring itself to agree to end ethanol subsidies any more than it could end gas subsidies.
- Consensus grows for ending ethanol subsidies.
- Senate Dems push back against repealing ethanol subsidies.
- Senate vote today on ethanol subsidies.
- Senate GOP leader McConnell says no tax reform before debt ceiling vote.
- The parties are a trillion dollars apart on debt deal.
- Signs emerge of Democratic weakness on Medicaid.
- Five of the biggest companies on POTUS jobs council make most of their money overseas.
- Chart: Two lines, one explanation for our jobs dilemma.
- Opinion: Former Obama staffer says payroll-tax cuts create more jobs than infrastructure spending.
- Obama’s chief regulator doesn’t act like a chief regulator.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham vows to block Commerce nominee unless White House disavows NLRB’s Boeing lawsuit.
WALL ST. / BANKS
- JP Morgan sees record profits while community it devastated sheds 1,000 jobs.
- HUD charges Bank of America with hindering probe of its possibly fraudulent foreclosures.
GAS AND FOOD PRICES
- Food prices drive Chinese inflation.
- Latinos now call immigration policy their top political issue.
- Secret probe investigating CIA torture.
- Leak from Rep. Darrell Issa’s committee jeopardizes ongoing law-enforcement investigation.
- Trump rally leaves local Tea Party in debt.
- Remember how the Tea Party defended Rand Paul’s thug? He’s been sentenced to probation.
- Emergency rally called for today to protest new move to rush through anti-worker bill.
- New anti-worker push gives new fuel for recall efforts.
- GOP’s fake-Dem strategy will cost WI taxpayers almost half a million dollars.
- Same-sex marriage bill close to passage in New York.
- Vast majority of guns seized in Mexico come from US.
- Obama campaign worries most about Romney, Pawlenty and Huntsman.
- Fact-checking the debate claims.
- Another fact-check for the debate.
- Some of the relatively sane faction have sounded a lot like Obama.
- Frum says it’s Romney vs. Bachmann.
- First Read: Debate was devoid of serious economic discussion.
- VIDEO: Dem video mocks the silly-season comments at last night’s debate.
- Analysis: The field is pushing an economic vision sharply to the right of Bush’s.
- Analysis: For a generation, the right has said GOP economic failures justify moving further right.
- Graphic: A word cloud of last night’s debate.
- Romney blames bad economy on laws that did not pass.
- Romney’s all over the road on the auto bailout.
- Analysis: What does Romney like even better than his own performance? Bachmann’s.
- Pawlenty actually did awesome last night, according to Pawlenty.
- Bachmann is in.
- The jobs she claimed health-care reform will kill? The number is actually people who will be able to retire earlier because they don’t have to keep working to cover health-care costs.
- VIDEO: After announcing her candidacy, Bachmann posts a video announcing her candidacy.
- Perry requests a sit-down with the WSJ, and will address NY Republicans.
- Perry says the recession is punishment for straying from God’s economic policies.
- NJ gov. who was once paid to lobby for school privatization is now pursuing it as governor.
- Democrats still talking about the fact that people are still talking about Weiner.
- NY state Dem chair refuses to join chorus calling for resignation.
- GOP slams Dems who fall into the GOP trap of returning Weiner cash.
- Rep. McCarthy passes on rumor Weiner might resign soon.
- House Democrats meet on the Weiner issue.
- Dee Dee Myers: Weiner has done more to slow Democratic momentum than Republicans could.
(What I’m reading: Greg Sargent’s Plum Line, Think Progress, Matt Yglesias, The Wonk Room, Talking Points Memo, TPMDC, Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, the Washington Monthly, the National Journal, Ezra Klein, Politico’s Playbook and Huddle, Dave Weigel, Wonkette, Firedoglake, the NYT Caucus, Daily Kos, Crooks and Liars. What Jango has me listening to: Zombie Zoo, by Tom Petty.)
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