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12:40 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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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.
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Carney: Change time of debate?
Hayley Peterson / Campaign 2012:
Carney grants NBC permission to reschedule debate
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
Boehner to Obama: How About Thursday?
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
New York Times:
Obama to Move Jobs Speech After Skirmish With Boehner
Discussion: Philly.com
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
Discussion: Washington Wire and Radio Iowa
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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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks ‘hanging on a tree’
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: National Review and ThinkProgress
Ryan Cassin / H2012:
Time To Compete - An American Jobs Plan
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 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
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 …
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.
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 …
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
U.S. Files Antitrust Complaint to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger  —  The U.S. government sued to block AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., saying the deal would “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market.  —  The Justice Department complaint was filed today in federal court in Washington.
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Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
U.S. Moves to Block Merger Between AT&T and T-Mobile
Discussion: TPM Idea Lab, Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
 
 
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Vogel on Huntsman's horizon
Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Goodwin Liu confirmed to California Supreme Court
Discussion: ThinkProgress and ACS Blog
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart
Discussion: Hot Air, Power Line and Moe_Lane's blog
emptywheel:
IA AG's Office Whining That They're Not Getting Credit for Settlement Bank of America Violated
Freeman Klopott / Washington Examiner:
HIV/AIDS group charged with diverting tax dollars to strip club
Farnaz Fassihi / Wall Street Journal:
Iran's Wet Blankets Put a Damper on Water-Park Fun
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
GOP governor urges Obama to reject proposed oil pipeline
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
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