Morning Briefing: European Central Bank Gears Up For Monetary Stimulus

— In a move that could have consequences for Europe’s — and by extension, America’s — economy, the new head of the European Central Bank is drafting plans for new monetary stimulus in the Eurozone, in defiance of criticism from Germany’s Bundesbank.

— The United States outpaces France, Germany, and Britain in deaths that could be prevented by providing timely health care.

— Contrary to the idea that more domestic drilling would bring energy independence, most of the oil and natural gas on federal lands is already available:

— Romney has promised to repeal Dodd-Frank, President Obama’s major financial reform bill, in its entirety; but he’ll probably just undo its restrictions on risky behavior by the financial industry.


— And finally, President Obama announced he will release his microbrew beer recipe.