What we’re watching 8/31

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What we're watching 8/31
What we're watching 8/31
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President Obama is requesting a joint session of Congress next Wednesday at 8pm to outline his proposals to boost employment. It just so happens that a Republican Presidential debate is scheduled for the same time on msnbc. In a letter to congressional leaders the President said he wanted “to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the middle class and working Americans.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that the timing of the speech was not meant to interfere with the Republican debate.

AT&T is pledging to bring back 5,000 wireless call center jobs that are currently based in foreign countries if the U.S. Government allows the company to move forward with it’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile.

We’ll have the latest on Hurricane Irene’s aftermath in the northeast. The Vermont National Guard is making progress on restoring roads to cut off communities but a number of towns are still cut off and without power. Air and ground operations are still being carried out to deliver supplies to communities where roads have not been restored. Tonight Vermont Congressman Peter Welsh is joining us on the latest. Below are 2 videos of the destruction in Grafton Vermont.

Former New York Governor George Pataki said in a Fox News interview that the Obama Administration “has never understood the meaning of September 11th.”

What we're watching 8/31

Updated