This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) calls in at 6:05am to talk about Afghanistan, health care reform, and the Jobs Summit.

SpongebobChristmasComedian Tom Kenny calls in at 6:30am to talk about Spongebob Squarepants’ new Christmas song.

Rosen Hilary Rosen, Editor at Large of the Huffington Post, calls in at 7:05am to talk about Afghanistan, health care reform, and today’s Jobs Summit.

Obama administration officials are hoping that today’s Jobs Summit, where he will talk job creation with business and labor leaders at the White House, will let President Obama defend his administration’s handling of the economy. No major policy announcements are expected.

Amid soaring budget deficits, President Obama is running into congressional qualms over how to pay for his troop buildup in Afghanistan. The $30 billion cost is causing concern on both sides of the aisle. Still, leaders in Congress predicted yesterday that Obama would prevail in winning funding for the surge.

The politically potent AARP announced yesterday that they are supporting the Democrats’ $460 billion in Medicare cuts to help pay for landmark health insurance legislation.

White House party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi last night declined an invitation to testify before Congress about their caper last week at the president’s first state dinner.

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