POLITICS: Alternative jobs plan is tough sell for House Republican leaders

September 12, 2011


jobs plan is tough sell for House Republican leaders

Russell Berman and Bernie Becker - 09/12/11 05:00 AM ET
Republicans must work out how a party that doesn’t believe government should create jobs can best present a job-creation platform.…
Trials of first Bush parallel Obama

Niall Stanage - 09/12/11 09:38 AM ET

Both Bush and Obama saw approval numbers drop as they headed toward election with weak economies. …
Gov. Perry pledges to be ‘honest’ with voters about future of Social Security

Meghashyam Mali - 09/12/11 07:52 AM ET

In an op-ed Monday, Perry called for a “frank, honest national conversation about fixing Social Security to protect benefits.”…

Related: Poll: Perry maintains lead on eve of second debate

Obama: Decade after 9/11 has shown ‘America does not give in to fear’

Meghashyam Mali - 09/11/11 08:26 PM ET

In remarks commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Obama called on Americans to remember what they had not lost.…

Video: Biden: 9/11 generation ‘among the greatest’

Opinion: Potential great for deficit-reduction supercommittee

Judd Gregg - 09/12/11 05:15 AM ET

The creation of the supercommittee was one of the exceptional events in recent legislative history.…
Special Feature
The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest in Congress

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has dethroned Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the richest member of Congress, according to The Hill’s annual list of the 50 wealthiest lawmakers.

Opinion: Congress became 9/11 victim

Juan Williams - 09/12/11 05:15 AM ET

It is true that 9/11 changed America. The heart of that change is how the terrorists broke Congress.…
Womack gets to keep promise on cuts

Ramsey Cox - 09/12/11 05:30 AM ET

With 2012 spending limits set, Rep. Womack, a freshman on the House Appropriations Committee, faces a challenge: finding specific cuts.…
Obamas visit three memorial sites to commemorate 9/11 anniversary

Peter Schroeder - 09/11/11 04:59 PM ET

Somber ceremonies were held in New York City, outside Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA.…

Related: Obamas pay respects at Flight 93 site

Video: Obama reads from Bible at Ground Zero

Video: Bush reads from Lincoln letter in NYC

Conservatives join liberals in opposing Obama’s payroll tax cut extension

Russell Berman - 09/11/11 02:20 PM ET

Obama’s proposal has united a rare combination of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats in opposition.…
VIDEO: Ex-foe Tim Pawlenty endorses Romney for president

Daniel Strauss

09/12/11 08:04 AM ET

Pawlenty called Romney “the complete package” and said his economic experience was a deciding factor in winning the endorsement.…

GOP12: Pawlenty: I won’t be Romney’s veep

GOP12: Pawlenty: Romney will repeal ObamaCare

The Hill Poll: Voters say Obama hurt economy, but GOP also blamed

Ramsey Cox

09/12/11 05:15 AM ET

More likely voters now say Obama has hurt the economy since he took office than held that view in June.…
President Obama sending jobs bill to Congress Monday

Sam Youngman

09/11/11 06:36 PM ET

Obama will again press lawmakers to pass his American Jobs Act during a Rose Garden event on Monday morning.…

Related: GOP reserves right to change Obama plan

Related: Dems go on the offensive on budget issues

Related: Economists say plan can help, markets unsure

Perry, Obama jobs plan likely targets at Tea Party-hosted debate

Josh Lederman

09/11/11 09:19 PM ET

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and President Obama are likely to be the leading targets during Monday’s GOP presidential debate.…
DNC launches ad campaign to promote Obama jobs plan

Daniel Strauss

09/12/11 08:12 AM ET

The DNC announced a round of T.V. and online ads to help promote Obama’s $477 billion American Jobs Act.…

Related: DNC website touts Obama jobs proposal

The Week Ahead: Lawmakers turn attention to jobs

Emily Goodin

09/11/11 09:45 PM ET

Obama plans to send his jobs agenda to Congress, the ‘supercommittee’ meets again and Boehner will deliver an economic address.…
Pro-Bachmann PAC to air ad hitting Perry on illegal immigration

Josh Lederman

09/11/11 03:53 PM ET

The ad portrays Bachmann as hawkish on illegal immigration while claiming Perry failed to clamp down as governor of Texas. …

Video: Bachmann: 9/11 was ‘new beginning’ for US

Related: Bachmann: Social Security needs to be salvaged

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  • Washington Ramps-Up Focus on Jobs and the Economy

    Associated Press

    This week in Washington will be filled with discussion on job creation and deficit reduction. The Washington Journal kicks off the week by devoting much of its program to jobs and the economy. At 7:15 am (ET), two economists will explain each part of the President’s jobs plan, and at 9:15 am (ET), a segment on “Your Money” will discuss low-income rental assistance programs.

    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the bipartisan deficit reduction committee, hold a news conference this afternoon on a letter they wrote to the “super committee,” which suggests they work to cut the deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. “We urge you to ‘go big’ and develop a large-scale debt reduction package sufficient to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy,” they wrote.  Simpson and Bowles chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which released a proposal last year to cut $4 trillion from the deficit over the next ten years.

    Congress’ bipartisan, bicameral “super committee” holds its first hearing Tuesday, which will be covered live on the C‑SPAN networks. Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf will testify on the history and drivers of the nation’s debt. More »

  • What it’s going to take to win war on terror

    Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an author and cultural apologist says most Americans still don’t know why the U.S. is fighting radical Islam.

    What happened to Bachmann’s campaign?

    Political scientist and presidential election analyst Charles Dunn is convinced Rick Perry’s surge in the polls was a major factor in the recent personnel shake-up in Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.

    Dr. Jeremiah ‘impressed’ by Perry

    While Pastor David Jeremiah is “impressed” with Texas Governor Rick Perry, he believes the GOP presidential candidate needs to answer some questions about his reported involvement with an Islamic organization.

Defining ‘Fair’ in Obama’s ‘Paying a Fair Share’ Rhetoric

by Gary Wickert

The president’s redistributionist notion of “fairness” is anything but fair.

Egypt’s Botched Revolution

by Michael J. Totten

The only problem with the Egyptian revolution is that it was not a revolution.

John Nampion vs. The Hometown Community Homeowners Association

  • Congress Remembers 9/11

    Holds memorial service on Capitol steps

    Updated 41 min. ago

    Congress Remembers 9/11

    Associated Press / LAWRENCE JACKSON

    The nation paused yesterday to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The ceremonies continue today in Washington as Congressional members attend a remembrance event on the East Front steps of the Capitol.

    There will be welcoming remarks by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) followed by the National Anthem. House and Senate leaders Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and Boehner will give remarks and then a moment of silence. Senate Chaplain Barry Black will conclude the ceremony with a benediction. C‑SPAN’s LIVE coverage of the ceremony begins at 6pm ET. More »

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Hosts Forum on Latinos & Public Policy

    Discussions on economy, immigration

    Updated 1 hr., 22 min. ago

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Hosts Forum on Latinos & Public Policy

    Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and their impact on public policy has been increasing along with their numbers.  Today the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is hosting a conference on issues facing the Latino community and the country as a whole.

    They are currently discussing how the recession and unemployment have affected Latinos.  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan is taking part along with National Journal’s Ron Brownstein, and Nina Vaca of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez will moderate.   More »

For Perry, being governor has perks

By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 09/12/11 9:30 AM
Rick Perry waves while arriving at Midland Airpark in Texas on Sept. 1, for a private fundraising event at oilman Clayton Williams' home. |AP Photo

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