Morning Briefing: Ala. immigration law, Mass. terror plot & European debt crisis
September 29th, 2011
08:50 AM ET

Morning Briefing: Ala. immigration law, Mass. terror plot & European debt crisis

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]


soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Trace

    wow...just another busy day on the docket of an engaged, hardworking Great President. Mr. Obama, keep working and God's speed Sir

    September 29, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    AGREED.

    October 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  3. jean2009

    Obama-Biden 2012

    October 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    YES! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012! YES WE WILL!

    October 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  5. Mary

    About the Immigration Law: Concerning the AL Immigration Law, the State would not have had to go this far if the Federal Government had enforced the law to begin with. If someone does something "illegal," they are arrested. So if someone comes to this country "illegally" and makes no effort to rectify their status, i.e. learn the language, take the test, become a citizen, pay taxes, but lives on the government programs provided by the tax payers, States become broke in a hurry. Is that not "illegal" behavior? Use the wasted energy on protesting to educate themselves on the citizenship test to become legal as so many have done over years past. I can't think of any other country that would allow people to do this. When someone breaks the law, we all pay.

    October 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm |