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10:01pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Tina Brown's Must-Reads

Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Republican Schism

Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown

Tina Brown, editor of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, tells us what she's been reading in a feature that Morning Edition likes to call Word of Mouth.

This week, Brown says the media is taking a closer look at the gap between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party. "There's a kind of fire bomb that's about to go off when the debt talks again resume," she says.

The Republicans Are 'Playing With Fire'

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10:01pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Movie Interviews

To 'Hell and Back,' With A Marine And His Wife

Home Fires: Hell and Back Again follows U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris, right, and his wife Ashley Harris as the two grapple with the physical and emotional fallout of his injuries in Afghanistan.

Docurama Films

One Marine had been killed. A dozen had collapsed from heat exhaustion. It was 130 degrees, and their supplies of water were running out.

"And that's when Sgt. Nathan Harris handed me his last bottle of water," says Danfung Dennis, a filmmaker and acclaimed combat photographer. "We first met on Machine Gun Hill."

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10:01pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Economy

Obama Drives Jobs Plan Message To N.C. Crowds

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 6:20 am

With his bus in the background, President Barack Obama greets people outside of Mast General Store in Boone, N.C., Monday. Obama is on a three-day bus tour promoting the American Jobs Act.

Susan Walsh AP

President Obama is drawing sharp contrasts between his jobs plan and the ideas put forward by Republicans in Congress as he continues his bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia. That may not bring his jobs plan any closer to passing, but it does help frame the argument for the 2012 election.

Obama is urging Congress to pass his jobs bill piece by piece if necessary. And the piece he was highlighting Monday night in an overheated high school gym in Millers Creek, N.C., would use federal tax dollars to help local governments keep teachers and other employees on the payroll.

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3:46pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Business

Pipeline Powerhouse? Kinder Morgan To Buy El Paso

Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan plans to buy El Paso Corp. in a $20.7 billion deal that's expected to create America's largest natural gas pipeline operator.

The deal would more than double the size of Kinder Morgan's existing pipeline network to 80,000 miles. The company's pipelines in Texas, the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains will be joined to El Paso's vast network which stretches from the Gulf Coast east to New England and west to California.

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3:45pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Three Books...

3 Extreme Tales Of Tribulation For The Apocalypse

iStockphoto.com

Have plans for this Friday? Harold Camping does.

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