Morning Must Reads: Survey

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  • The scope of Obama’s upcoming stimulus proposal remains unclear.
  • Alan Krueger, the new White House Council of Economic Advisers chair, may be better equipped to offer small bore creativity than a grand design to increase demand.
  • A quick survey of Krueger’s academic work.
  • The White House distributes talking points for 9/11’s 10th anniversary.
  • Peter Kaplan’s New York essay is not a bad place to start the decennial retrospective.
  • Rick Perry is out front in another national poll.
  • He’s returned to calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” and recommending his book on the trail.
  • Not a conversation Mitt Romney should be having:

It’s not accurate, Romney said, simply. The application he made, two years ago, was to double the living space by turning one story into two. The “quadrupling’’ was a measurement of added nonliving space, including a basement and garage.

  • Matt Ygelsias imagines Gore’s presidency.
  • With some time out of the public eye, health reform becomes less polarizing, but not any more popular.
  • Kentucky’s Democratic governor brags, “we reduced the number of state workers to the smallest level in almost 40 years.”
  • And Bachmann’s name fools Jewish donors. (C’mon, double n?)