September 29th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
After President Obama took several questions on immigration from Latino voters yesterday, the White House has immigration on its mind again today due to yesterday’s ruling by Federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn blocking several portions of one of the strictest state-level immigration laws in the country. CNN’s Bill Mears describes yesterday’s ruling in Alabama as “a partial victory for both sides” as Blackburn left many of the law’s more stringent provisions in tact, while enjoining others until a “hearing on the larger issues raised in the appeal are resolved.” Check out CNN’s readout here.
The White House will also likely be keeping its eye on the case involving Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen living in Ashland, Massachusetts who was charged yesterday by the FBI with plotting to fly remote-control aircrafts armed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol building. [Boston Globe]
Here are some other stories the White House is reading this morning.
Disaster funds deal comes up for House action [CNN Wire]
Merkel dodges bullet with euro vote victory [Reuters]
EPA needed more data before ruling on greenhouse gas emissions, report says [Washington Post]
Bernanke: U.S. Unemployment a ‘National Crisis’ [Bloomberg]
European Stocks Rise as Germany Backs Enhanced Euro Rescue Fund [Bloomberg]
Stocks prep for gains after German vote [CNN Money]