On the Radar: GM jobs, Obama on immigration, Memphis flooding
GM may add up to 2,000 jobs to produce the Chevy Volt.
May 10th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

On the Radar: GM jobs, Obama on immigration, Memphis flooding

GM jobs: General Motors will announce Tuesday a plan to add or preserve 4,200 jobs, the Detroit Free Press reports, citing "people familiar with the planning."

Up to 2,000 of the jobs will be in the metro Detroit area, the paper reported, with many of those going to the plant that produces the Chevy Volt, GM's extended range electric car.

GM is now planning on building 25,000 Volts this year, up from an earlier estimate of 10,000, the Free Press reported. It is considering building 120,000 Volts a year beginning in 2012, the paper said.

Immigration speech: President Barack Obama heads to El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday to give a speech on the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the president's speech is likely to highlight border security improvements and the economic costs stemming from a failure to change course. And senior administration officials said the speech will kick off a campaign-style effort to rally support for an overhaul.

Obama wants to create "a sense of urgency around the country that matches his sense of urgency," one administration official said.

Mississippi River flooding: The Mississippi River level stood at 47.8 feet in Memphis, Tennessee, on Monday evening and is expected to crest at 48 feet today, forecasters said.

The Mississippi is the highest it's been at Memphis since 1937, when it crested at 48.7 feet - 14.7 feet above flood stage. That flood killed 500 people and inundated 20 million acres of land, said Col. Vernie Reichling, the Army Corps of Engineers' Memphis District commander.

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Ellis from Panama

    Outsider, you have a big butt. Lose some weight, ASAP.

    May 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis from Panama

    @Fake Cesar: So you want to smear my name all over the blogs? You want to insult the U.S. Navy seals under my name? Go ahead. Just remember, what goes around comes around, bt/ch!

    May 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Osama bin Laden

    durka durka

    May 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gothaze

    let me see if i can get this right. GM to create more jobs. I guess somebody made a good desicion to prop up the company. So if a presidential canidate, does everything he or she campagns

    May 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gothaze

    on and delivers on that promised. One think that is something to be proud of. I guess we are so used to broken promises that when an adminstration lives up to its goal. Lofty as they were. We'ed rather give praise to failed policies.

    May 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ellis from Panama

    I mix poop with my beer.

    May 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ellis from Panama

    Last night, someone banged me while I was asleep. My ass hurts.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @Outsider: The best thing you can do, is keep your mouth shut, MFer.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. D Grank

    Mexico can't bomb America because they have no bombs and stay too drunk to use them anyway too bad.

    May 10, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jj

    wow lmao! cesar i picked up a new contract today! want a job? 15 bucks an hora! if you dont mind getting dirty you can have it. you gotta relocate from cali to az tho...

    May 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kimberly

    Why would anyone want to blow up mexico,did they blow us up no.so why blame the mexicans.at least they work hard here,and do the jobs that most of us americans wont do.

    May 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ellis From Panama

    Hey Kimberly, JJ is a Mexican maggot. Swat him!

    May 10, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
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