THE MORNING LOOP: 09.06.11
Prez Obama to Bring Back Middle Class x Restaurants Welcome EBT Cards x Super Bowl Ads cost $3.5m
Tropical Storm Lee has claimed one life in Mississippi. Causing flooding and twisters, Lee has damaged dozens of homes in Georgia and has left an estimated 16,000 people without power after first touching land in New Orleans.
President Obama made a stop in Detroit this past weekend where he told a crowd that he plans to "restore the middle class in America."
It's first year without superstar host Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon raised $61 million. Lewis, who has hosted the 2-day telethon since 1966 retired last year. This year's performers included Lady Antebellum and Boyz II Men and celebrities Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
Some restaurants are pushing the government to allow EBT cards to be used for meals. As it stands now, food stamps can only be used for uncooked foods but Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut want to be able to ask customers, "Credit, Cash or EBT?"
There are only 5 spots left for next year's Super Bowl ads and they cost a whooping $3.5 million. Oh yeah, did we mention they are each 30 seconds.
Photo of the Day
Meet Harbor, the 2012 Guinness World Records title holder for "longest ears on a living dog."
1. Jessica Simpson: The singer-reality star-fashion mogul is planning to go under the knife for a breast reduction.
2. Niger: A convoy of Gadhafi loyalist soldiers crossed into Niger late Monday night.
3. Chick-fil-A: If you're near the restaurant chain this morning, stop in. They are giving away free breakfast.