October 5th, 2011
08:40 AM ET
President Obama’s got his groove back? That’s what some Democrats think after he has struck a decidedly more aggressive tone toward congressional Republicans over the last month. But based on his static poll numbers, independents appear less than wowed.
Meanwhile, the White House is no doubt keeping an eye on the Republican presidential field, where Chris Christie announced (again) he is not running, Herman Cain is surging in the polls, and Rick Perry is reporting an impressive fundraising haul.
It’s all part of the 1600 Report’s Morning Briefing below:
President Obama goes on the attack, to Democrats’ delight [WashPo]
With Christie Out, Republican Race Begins for Real [NYTimes]
Cain Catches Romney [CBSNews]
Perry raises $17 million [POLITICO]
Bernanke tells Congress to cut out the brinkmanship over budget [WashPo]