President Obama will hold a joint q & a with French president Nicolas Sarkozy at 3 p.m. (Politico)
Jon Corzine has stepped down from MG Global, rejected severance pay, and hired a criminal attorney (New York Times)
The monthly job numbers will be released by the BLS.
Americans for Prosperity will hold the Defending the Dream summit in D.C.
One Cain accuser could issue a statement today (CNN)
Occupy protests get litigious and violent in Oakland and NYC (CNN)
Jon Huntsman is out with brutal web ads showing Romney’s flip-flops:
On the main site:
Gingrich Rises Up to Glass Ceiling, by Ross Kaminsky: He’s gone about as far as he can go — but he might be ideal in a more ceremonial role.
Herman, We Hardly Knew Ye, by Green Lantern: What a difference a week can make on the character of a candidacy.
Your Taxpayers’ Money at Work, by Andrew B. Wilson: Big bucks on offer for new speechwriter at Fannie Mae.
An Opportunity Wasted? by Larry Thornberry: Incumbent Bill Nelson may have an easy time of it next year if Republicans don’t get over their lethargy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race.
If Israel Strikes… by Ken Blackwell: When Ehud Barak joins this conversation, you know it’s serious.
Obama Orders Drug Shortages, by Robert M. Goldberg: He wants increased production of life-saving drugs while looking to punish any price increases. Good luck to us all.
Mexican Cartel 2.0, by George H. Wittman: The cartels’ greed and love of violence undercuts even their insatiable desire for profit.
Wall Streeters Throw in the Towel, by Gerald Nachman: In case you haven’t heard…