Morning Must Reads: Proactive

–The unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6% in August as the economy shed 54,000 jobs. The somewhat silver lining: It’s not as bad as predicted, private companies continued to expand their payrolls and some who feared a precipitous drop into a double dip are breathing a sigh of relief. But the hard reality remains that job creation has …

Who is Joe Miller?

The buzz this week is about a 43-year-old Fairbanks lawyer who seems to have knocked Senator Lisa Murkowski out of the Alaskan Republican primary for U.S. Senate. So, who is Joe Miller? Right now, he’s not talking to journalists, so it’s hard to tell but here’s what I’ve managed to gather about him:

The bearded self-described …

Boehner’s Economic Speech

House Minority Leader John Boehner today laid out five prescriptions for the Obama Administration on the economy and gave a flavor of what he might do if he becomes Speaker after the midterms. In a speech at Cleveland’s historic City Club, where every virtually president has spoken since Teddy Roosevelt, Boehner slammed the President …

The House’s Special Session

Ah, the joys of special session. Today 255 House Dems and 178 House Republicans are making their way back to Washington for a 24-hour session of the lower chamber. The reason? A $26.1 billion bill providing aid to the states that the Senate finally managed to push through before adjourning last week — about half of the original $50 …

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