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SOTU Sneak Peek for October 9, 2011
October 6th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek for October 9, 2011

It’s Thursday, but our work week started yesterday. Here’s a couple things we’re talking about today. The news changes fast though, so think of this more as a guide to our show planning and less as an outline of what the broadcast will look like on Sunday.

Presidential press conferences
: President this morning continued to pressure Congress to pass his jobs plan. The plan, it was announced last night, would be paid for by a 5.6 percent tax increase on personal income over $1 million (dubbed the “millionaire’s tax”) that Senate Democrats have tacked onto the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will schedule a vote for next week; House Republicans are expected to defeat the legislation.

Presidential politics: With Chris Christie out of the presidential race once and for all, frontrunner Mitt Romney is locking up big money donors left and right. But Rick Perry raised $17 million in his first 49 days in the race. And while Herman Cain isn’t likely to raise nearly as much as Perry or Romney, some recent polls show he’s competitive with both of them.

The booking calls are out. We’ll give you an update tomorrow and as more develops.

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