The Bloomberg/Washington Post GOP debate in New Hampshire is tonight. Watch for Herman Cain to field a lot of questions in wake of his surge up the polls (AJC); watch to see if Rick Perry can claw back into the race after ceding so much ground in the wake of his last debate letdown (NPR); a controversy over Romney and Huntsman’s Mormon faith has broken out recently, and could be a debate topic (CBS).
Obama’s jobs bill heads for a procedural vote tonight that could send it to a permanent defeat. (CNN)
Occupy DC and the AFL-CIO are teaming up for a sit-in at the Capitol. (Daily Caller)
Congress takes up, and is expected to pass, three trade bills. (Associated Press)
Herman Cain responds to attacks from Harry Belafonte and Cornel West:
On the main site:
False Religions and Real Distractions, by Ross Kaminsky: Robert Jeffress’s anti-Mormonism is the last thing Republicans need.
Alec Baldwin Fund Tied to Wall Street, Big Oil, by Jeffrey Lord: Actor Alec Baldwin partners with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Exxon, and a charity that urges evading capital gains tax.
No Primary Challenge to Obama, by J.T. Young: The talk may grow louder, but any challenge would be suicidal in its own right.
The World Doesn’t Owe You a Living, by Aaron Goldstein: It’s difficult to see how camping out in the city square is going to improve the Occupy Wall Street protesters’ long-term employment prospects.
Diapers for 26-Year-Olds, by David N. Bass: So long as Millennials fail to grow up, their economic plight is unlikely to improve.
Riots of Passage, by Roger Scruton: When rites of passage disappear from public life, civilization does as well, and one result is young men running amok.
British Priorities, by Hal G.P. Colebatch: Prime Minister Cameron has slashed defense spending. So where is all that money going now?