This Week's Agenda: Obama and the Economy, BP, and the Quran

Monday, September 06, 2010

US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 5, 2010 US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 5, 2010 (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty)

President Obama is embarking on a week of focusing on the economy. He will visit Milwaukee to address Wisconsin's union workers; Cleveland, where he's expected to give details on his ideas to improve the economy and spark job growth; and back to Washington D.C. for a White House news conference on Friday.

Dan Gross, senior editor and finance expert at Newsweek, says tax breaks to encourage companies to hire will be the main item on Obama's agenda.

BP is expected to release its internal probe into the Deepwater Horizon explosion sometime this week, and is expected to take some of the blame. And is President Obama any closer to lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, after a second oil rig exploded there last week? Sergio Bustos, state politics editor for The Miami Herald, believes lifting it sooner would put many people needing jobs, back to work.

And this coming Sunday marks the 9th anniversary of 9/11. The Dove World Church in Florida, led by Terry Jones, is stirring up a lot of controversy as his church plans to commemorate the anniversary by holding an "International Burn a Quran Day."


Sergio Bustos and Daniel Gross

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

dbmetzger from manhattan

Burning Quran Will Endanger Troops, Warns US Army
Ahead of the ninth anniversary of 9/11, top US commander General David Petraeus cautioned against the plans of a Florida-based church to burn copies of the Quran.

Sep. 08 2010 07:02 AM

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