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11:05 PM ET, August 31, 2011

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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Coincidences don't happen in presidential politics.  Ever.  —  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about a clean extension of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization which expires in mid-September in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, August 31, 2011.
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The Hill:
Boehner asks Obama to move jobs speech  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) asked President Obama to address a joint-session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8, when it wouldn't conflict with the Republican presidential debate.  —  Wednesday night, the White House accepted the Speaker's offer.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama schedules jobs address to coincide with GOP 2012 debate  —  President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress next week to deliver his jobs speech directly to lawmakers.  —  In a letter to congressional leaders requesting the Sept. 7 slot, the president said he will urge Congress …
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Senate jam: DeMint also vows to block Obama speech  —  Sen. Jim DeMint vowed Wednesday to try to block President Barack Obama from addressing a joint session of Congress on the same day as a Republican presidential debate next week.  —  Obama could learn something from the GOP, DeMint reasoned …
Hayley Peterson / Campaign 2012:
Carney grants NBC permission to reschedule debate  —  President Obama plans to lay out his long-awaited jobs speech before a joint session of Congress next Wednesday evening — which happens to be the same night of a Republican presidential debate.  —  “I respectfully request the opportunity …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
And...Sept. 8 it is, White House says
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Carney: Change time of debate?
David Weigel / Slate:
Ron Paul “Weighing his Options” Over Debate-Blocking Presidential Speech
New York Times:
Obama to Move Jobs Speech After Skirmish With Boehner
Discussion: Philly.com
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
Boehner to Obama: How About Thursday?
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Team Obama Finds Hope for 2012 in a History Lesson
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Sarah Palin Appearance at Tea Party Rally in Iowa ‘No Longer Confirmed’  —  This post has been corrected.  —  Sarah Palin's Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa, is on hold, a person close to the former Alaska governor told The Wall Street Journal.
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Tea Party organizer ‘had to cancel’ Christine O'Donnell to get Palin to attend  —  DES MOINES — Tea Party of America President Ken Crow told NBC News, “I had to cancel Ms. O'Donnell” after a conversation with Sarah Palin aides — and is now hopeful Palin will attend the Saturday rally in Indianola.
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks ‘hanging on a tree’
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
UPDATED: Iowa tea party made three changes at Palin's staff's request
Discussion: CNN, Radio Iowa and Daily Kos
Scott McGrew / NBC Bay Area:
Solyndra Filing a Disaster for Obama  —  U.S. President Barack Obama heads inside to deliver a speech after meeting with construction workers building a new Solyndra solar panel factory May 26, 2010 in Fremont, California.  President Obama toured Solyndra Inc., a growing solar power equipment facility …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Solyndra shuts its doors
ThinkProgress:
Huntsman Proposes New Taxes On Seniors And Veterans To Pay For Tax Cut For The Richest 0.1 Percent  —  Our guest blogger is Seth Hanlon, director of Fiscal Reform for the Doing What Works project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.  —  2012 GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman …
Discussion: The Hill, Healthwatch, TPMDC and Daily Kos
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Ryan Cassin / H2012:
Time To Compete - An American Jobs Plan
James Pethokoukis:
Huntsman tax plan goes big and bold
Discussion: ThinkProgress and National Review
CNN:
TRENDING: Rep. Carson defends controversial tea party slam  —  LOS ANGELES (CNN) - As members of the Congressional Black Caucus converged in Los Angeles for its final national job fair series, one of its ranking members responded to his own previous inflammatory comments in Miami about the tea party …
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Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel: Republican Party Has ‘An Astounding Lack Of Responsible Leadership’  —  Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel (NE) can't muster any praise for his Republican colleagues' behavior in Congress over the past few months.  In an interview with the Financial Times …
Tampa Bay Fl News:
Michele Bachmann maintains her stance on drilling for oil in the Everglades, upsetting Floridians and fellow Tea Party members. … However, geologists believe there's not much oil under the Everglades anyway.  Collier County's Sunniland Field, the only significant oil field nearby …
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Josh Margolin / New York Post:
Michele kibitzes with key NY Jews
Discussion: Gothamist and msnbc.com
Mercatus Site Feed:
Did Stimulus Dollars Hire the Unemployed?  —  Answers to Questions about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  —  In an effort to boost hiring and job creation and to invest in a variety of domestic infrastructure programs, Congress passed and the president signed the American Recovery …
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why didn't the stimulus create more jobs?
Paul Bedard / US News:
Obama Labor Boss Buys Canadian-Built Car  —  Says purchase was to show support for American workers  —  To show her support for American workers, President Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, has junked the standard black limo and purchased a new Chevrolet Equinox to ride around Washington in.
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Choi Trial Put on Hold After Judge Allows “Vindictive Prosecution” Defense  —  With reporting from court by John Riley.  —  The third day of the U.S. government's trial of former Lt. Dan Choi ended with a 10-day delay for the government to seek an order from a higher court stopping the decision …
CNBC:
Private-Sector Job Creation at 91,000; Layoff Pace Slows  —  The private sector created 91,000 jobs from July to August, a shade below expectations, according to a report from ADP that sets the stage for a likely weak report on nonfarm jobs the government will release Friday.
Rolling Stone:
The GOP War on Voting  —  In a campaign supported by the Koch brothers, Republicans are working to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year  —  As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The BRAD BLOG
Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Goodwin Liu confirmed to California Supreme Court  —  UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu's path to a prestigious judgeship took much longer than expected and was full of political detours, but he has reached his destination.  —  A three-member state commission Wednesday unanimously …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and ACS Blog
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaign Reporters Are Younger, and Cheaper  —  WASHINGTON — A group of five fresh-faced reporters from National Journal and CBS News clicked away on their MacBooks one recent afternoon, dutifully taking notes as seasoned journalists from the campaign trail shared their rules of the road.
 
 
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