September 8th, 2011
11:47 PM ET

Breaking News: New terror threat

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper talks with Peter Bergen and Fran Townsend about the new terror threat on the US.

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September 8th, 2011
11:03 PM ET

Video: Carney: Obama is committed to jobs plan

Editor's note: W.H. press secretary Jay Carney says President Obama's jobs plan is paid for and that's what's important to Americans.

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September 8th, 2011
10:57 PM ET

Video: McCain: How can we afford Obama's plan?

Editor's note: Sen. John McCain talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about the president's job speech and wonders how it will be paid for.

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September 8th, 2011
10:53 PM ET

Video: President Obama's jobs plan

Editor's note: President Obama lays out his job plan to help provide jobs and boost the economy.

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Pres. Obama Unveils New Jobs Plan & New Terror Threat:  Join the Live Chat
September 8th, 2011
07:44 PM ET

Pres. Obama Unveils New Jobs Plan & New Terror Threat: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, in a speech to joint session of Congress, Pres. Obama spelled out his vision to improve the U.S. job market. We'll have feedback from both sides of the aisle. Will his plan work? Will the GOP back it? We're also looking at past promises by Pres. Obama on the jobs front. We're Keeping Them Honest. Plus, breaking news on a new terror threat in the U.S. surrounding the 9/11 anniversary. An official calls the threat "specific, credible but unconfirmed." The source also saying that New York and Washington were mentioned as possible targets – the same cities hit 10 years ago.

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September 8th, 2011
07:20 PM ET

Letters to the President: #962 'T-minus speech time'

Reporter's Note: President Obama is speaking to Congress tonight about an ambitious plan to produce jobs. I will be watching, and then quickly switching over to the Saints-Packers game. I’m sorry, that’s just the way it has to be.

Dear Mr. President,

Well, I guess you’re down to the final minutes before you big jobs speech tonight. I assume that means the White House interns are sprinting back and forth to Kinkos getting bound copies to pass out to your Congressional pals, or however it is that you handle such things.

With that in mind, I certainly won’t suggest any changes at this point. You have to stand up and put your message out there and hope for the best. What I will say, however, is this: No matter how much you may feel under attack over this plan, and no matter how much you may feel the economic realities have conspired against you, remember that in some ways the same rain is falling on everyone in this race.

No matter who wins the election next year, he or she will have to face unemployment that is still remarkably high. It is almost certain that the winner will have to deal with trouble in housing prices, messy foreign entanglements, security issues, domestic policy snares, and uncertainty in the markets. In other words, the next president of the country… whether it is you again or someone else…is going to have to take on the same issues you are trying to master now.

So as they light into you, you can hit right back time and again with a simple, “Yeah? So what are you going to do?”

Criticizing is the easiest thing in the world. Critics slay ideas and destroy initiative. They beat good people into the ground, and too often raise up bad ones. Coming up with real solutions? That is much harder.

So if I were you, or any sitting president for that matter, I would remind voters of that these are truly not Democratic or Republican problems; they are “our” problems, and no matter who takes them on, that person will need solutions that work for all of us.

Good luck with it. Don’t let Biden distract you. And call later if you feel like it. I mean, after the Saints game, of course.



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Republican presidential hopefuls Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, and Texas Governor Rick Perry listen as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Republican Presidential Candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library September 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
September 8th, 2011
06:03 PM ET

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