MSNBC and Politico will host a debate for the GOP presidential candidates tonight at 8 p.m. at the Reagan presidential library. We will liveblog the event (Politico)
The AP assigns President Obama’s forthcoming jobs plan a $300 billion price tag (Kansas City Star)
The jobs plan will include a proposal for saving the Post Office from defaulting on its debt (The Hill)
The House of Representatives returns from recess today.
Texas A&M is expected to announce that it is joining the SEC today (Houston Chronicle)
ABC’s Jake Tapper grills White House spokesman Jay Carney on Teamster Jimmy Hoffa’s threatening comments at an Obama event:
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Flowers for Obamacare by David Catron: How Clarence Thomas was turned into a genius by the President’s medical experiment.
Santorum’s Moment: The Reagan Library Debate, by Jeffrey Lord: The candidate taking on Ron Paul’s assault on the Reagan legacy.
Strauss-Kahn’s Troubling Return, by Joseph A. Harriss: A man may smile and smile…
Packing Heat, by Peter Ferrara: Long silenced by powerful special interests, a growing number of scientists are standing up to “global warming.” And they have evidence.
A Sectarian Issue, by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: As Gaddafi’s regime crumbles, sectarian violence engulfs Syria. Pundits looking for “the next Iraq” should start here.
Challenging the Jefferson-Hemings Orthodoxy, by Mark Tooley: A scholars commission lays a controversy to rest.
An Imperial Presidency Revealed, by Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski: It involves unleashing the NLRB on a job-killing rampage.
David vs. Goliaths Galore, by John C. Wohlstetter: Can a small country defeat threats of superpower level — without itself being a superpower?