Morning Briefing: Obama's Detroit agenda
October 14th, 2011
08:12 AM ET

Morning Briefing: Obama's Detroit agenda

The 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Obama’s got a political agenda in Detroit [NYTimes]

Inside Obama's War Room [Rolling Stone]

Romney authors Op-Ed on how he’d deal with China [WashPo]

Obama keeping MLK generation at a distance? [POLITICO]

Just how alike are President Obama and Jimmy Carter [POLITICO]

Bill Clinton has a solution for partisan gridlock [POLITICO]

Obama defends Iranian terror accusations [NYTimes]

Does Perry actually want to be president? [WashPo]

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    Flint and Detroit on Forbes list of 20 most miserable cities.

    Detroit Democrat controlled from 1962.
    Detroit black Mayors from 1974.
    Michigan Governor Democrat January 2003 – January 2011

    I am sure the president will find a way to blame it on the Republicans.

    Detroit is the most segregated racist city in America. I challenge white Liberals to walk the streets, or drive, around Detroit. You will experience true discrimination, hate, abuse, and threats to your property and your life.

    The media is all over the white restaurant owner that does not allow kids (that happen to be black) to wear saggy pants, yet ignore black on white hate that dominates the city.

    October 14, 2011 at 9:46 am |
    • jean2009

      Wasn't that last Detroit Republican mayor (1962) Lois Miriani convicted for federal tax evasion and then spent 10 months in a Federal prison?
      With the exception of Kwame Kilpatrick many of Detroit's recent mayors have been outstanding developer's of the city...such as Coleman Young and Dennis Archer. The city has went through a renaissance starting in the 1990's, and Jennifer Granholm has been an outstanding governor.

      Unlike Jay, I am happy to see the prospects of Detroit's economy looking up. I really wonder where your head is Jay, that you wish working American's so much ill will?

      I can always spot a teapotty person...they squeal like hogs when they think someone else is going to bump them from the trough.

      October 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Okay Jean2009 this is what was published in forbes ...

        Crime, unemployment and foreclosures are among the many problems bedeviling Detroit. Motown has closed 59 schools the past two years, and a recent study suggested that the city will need to close half of the remaining 142 public schools over the next two years. The moves would lead to high school class sizes of 62 students

        How is this good?

        October 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Oh by the way ,,, you restore my faith, or lack of it, in liberals with your teapotty and hog comments.... never miss a chance to do a little playground name calling do you?

        October 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Jean, it is easy to find examples of Detroit's failures. Maybe you should move there and enjoy the renaissance.

        Squatters Are Taking Over Detroit's 100,000 Vacant Homes
        Read more:

        Survey: A third of all Detroit lots are vacant or abandoned


        October 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Obama's ONLY agenda is fundraising and campaigning. He has already stopped, being the chief executive.

    October 14, 2011 at 10:38 am |