President Obama recently asked for a joint session of Congress next Wednesday so he could discuss his jobs plan. House Speaker Boehner suggested next Thursday instead, and Obama agreed. Meanwhile, other GOP hopefuls are beginning to offer their own job plans. Host Michel Martin talks politics with author Michael Fauntroy and The Weekly Standard Opinions Editor Matthew Continetti.
This past month has earned two distinctions in the United States' major war fronts. As we reported Tuesday, August became the deadliest month ever in Afghanistan, but in Iraq the news was positive: August became the first full month without an American casualty since the invasion in 2003.
Bruce Willis as John McClane in the 1988 film Die Hard.
Let's get this out of the way right now: The world doesn't need Die Hard 5 -- it didn't even need Die Hard 2. But the world is getting it anyway, and news broke yesterday that 20th Century Fox has picked John Moore to direct. Moore directed Behind Enemy Lines with Owen Wilson, the 2006 remake of The Omen, and 2008's much-hyped but critically panned video game adaptation Max Payne.
A quick follow-up to the story of the Minnesota family that looked like it had won $50,000 — until dad came forward to say that the boy who had made a lucky hockey shot wasn't the son who was supposed to have taken it:
As word comes that leaders of the opposition that has taken control of much of Libya have extended the deadline by which they want fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi to surrender, the ousted leader has been heard urging his supporters to fight on, Al-Arabiya and other news outlets are reporting.
Gadhafi's whereabouts aren't known. Nor is just when the recorded message was recorded.