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2:41 AM ET, September 1, 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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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 …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
And...Sept. 8 it is, White House says  —  The White House just put out a statement that puts the onus for clearing Sept. 7 as a date for President Obama's ballyhooed jobs speech on House Speaker John Boehner, and says the president will instead “welcome” the chance to speak on Sept. 8:
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.
Helene Cooper / The Caucus:
Obama Reschedules Economy Speech at Boehner's Request  —  Updated President Obama acquiesced to a request from Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday to move the date of his proposed address to a joint session of Congress to Thursday Sept. 8, after Mr. Boehner all but rejected Mr. Obama's request to speak next Wednesday.
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 …
The Politico:
Obama speech request sparks partisan fight  —  A presidential address to a joint session of Congress is usually one of Washington's more dignified and predictable events — but President Barack Obama's request to deliver a Sept. 7 speech quickly devolved into just another partisan pie fight.
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Carney: Change time of debate?
Hayley Peterson / Campaign 2012:
Carney grants NBC permission to reschedule debate
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
David Weigel / Slate:
Ron Paul “Weighing his Options” Over Debate-Blocking Presidential Speech
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
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
UPDATED: Iowa tea party made three changes at Palin's staff's request
Discussion: Radio Iowa and Daily Kos
CNN:
After confusion, Palin back on the program for Iowa rally
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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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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Joel Gehrke / Campaign 2012:
Reid, Pelosi silent on ‘Jim Crow’ accusations
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: TPMDC, Daily Kos, Healthwatch and The Hill
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James Pethokoukis:
Huntsman tax plan goes big and bold
Discussion: ThinkProgress and National Review
Ryan Cassin / H2012:
Time To Compete - An American Jobs Plan
Anita Singh / Telegraph:
George Clooney: Why I won't stand for President  —  The Hollywood actor explains why he will never stand for President.  —  George Clooney has ruled himself out of a future role as US President, citing Barack Obama's current troubles as a reason to avoid the job.
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 …
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 Moody / Yahoo! News:
Shooting hogs from helicopters and fishing with your hands: five new Perry-approved laws in Texas  —  From hogs and helicopters to handguns and highways, here's a look at five Texas-size laws about to go into effect in the Lone Star State:  —  1. It will be legal in Texas to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.
Discussion: Campaign 2012
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?
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 …
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
 
 
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