Morning EDition: May 25, 2011

Updated

Here’s a look at some of the stories that caught my eye on the interwebs this morning. I’ll have today’s Outlook and Underbuzzed a little later on, so check on back this afternoon.

TODAY

  • Pres. Obama addresses Parliament.
  • Competency hearing for Jared Loughner, alleged shooter of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).

NY-26

AUTO INDUSTRY

  • Dems target Romney’s 2008 op-ed urging the government to let Detroit die.

WALL ST. / BANKS

GAS PRICES

ENERGY

BUDGET

  • Running whip count on debt ceiling. 
  • More Republican senators bolt from the Ryan plan.
  • VP Biden and company say they’ve identified $1 trillion in cuts.
  • Biden says an increase in tax revenue must be part of the deal.
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says nothing matters more than the debt; except taxes.
  • Democratic women blast GOP for putting the burden of budget cuts on the backs of women.
  • Poll: Voters in battleground states confirm deficit-panic is ginned up.
  • House GOP to allow vote on clean bill raising debt ceiling; why wouldn’t Dems vote for it?
  • Senate Leader Harry Reid explains why House test vote on debt ceiling is irresponsible.
  • Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) assures Wall St. on the debt ceiling.
  • GOP now looks to start kicking people off Medicaid.
  • GOP claim that cuts help growth is rejected by most economists.
  • Poll: Americans say they’re more worried about debt than default. So much for applying kitchen-table budgeting.
  • Poll: Voters would blame Obama for entitlement cuts.
  • Ezra Klein: A deal to cut federal spending will help the GOP take Ryan plan off the table.
  • HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius: GOP budget would cost seniors and disabled the savings they enjoy under health-care reform.

JOBS / JOBLESS

  • GOP pushes to renege on 2010 deal to fund unemployment insurance in return for extending the Bush tax cuts.

AFGHANISTAN

  • Dems expecting to launch bid to accelerate US withdrawal.

TORNADOES

  • Republicans push back against Cantor’s threat to withhold tornado relief.
  • Another night of deadly tornadoes.
  • The Huddle gets it wrong on the Bush-Obama comparison. Bush was pilloried because of the federal response. What Obama’s doing doesn’t matter as long as the government he’s running is doing what it should be.

HEALTH CARE

  • Some providers seek to silence criticism by their patients.
  • Health-care reform is already saving seniors and the disabled hundreds of dollars a year.

EDUCATION

JOHN EDWARDS

  • Expected to be indicted for violation of campaign-finance laws.

LATINOPHOBIA

  • South Carolina House approves an Arizona-style immigration bill.
  • Wisconsin legislator introduces bill requiring everyone to carry ID.

OBAMA 2012

  • The campaign courts Clinton donors.

TIM PAWLENTY

NEWT GINGRICH

  • Tiffany & Co. was lobbying wife’s committee while extending them interest-free credit.

CHRIS CHRISTIE

  • Poll: Approval rating in NJ reaches new low.
  • Refuses to respect state Supreme Court ruling ordering him to restore funding for state’s poorest schools.

MITT ROMNEY

RICK SCOTT

  • Most Florida voters disapprove of their governor’s performance; fewer than a third approve.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

  • Marvel cancels his comic book and cartoon show.

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

  • David Brooks renounces it; though I wonder if he realizes it.

BUSH ADMINISTRATION

(What I’m reading: Greg Sargent’s Plum Line, Think Progress, Matt Yglesias, The Wonk Room, Talking Points MemoTPMDC, Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, the National Journal, Ezra Klein, Politico’s Playbook and Huddle, Dave WeigelFiredoglake, the NYT Caucus. What Jango has me listening to: I Will Survive, as covered by Cake.)

 

The Ed Show Morning Edition

Morning EDition: May 25, 2011

Updated