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5:45 PM ET, September 1, 2011

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Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
Is Obama Playing Rope-a-Dope?  —  Here was the headline on Yahoo from Wednesday night: Obama bows to Boehner on jobs speech.  —  I can tell you what any progressive who has been paying attention thought, “Oh boy, here we go again.”  —  President Obama has now changed the day of his address to Congress to accommodate the Republicans.
Discussion: Don Surber and National Review
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Speaker John Boehner Should Resign For His Unprecedented Insult To The President  —  The mainstream media, and even some in the liberal opinion media, have completely missed the point of President Obama's dust-up with Speaker John Boehner over the date for Obama's address before a joint session of Congress.
George Stephanopoulos / Politics:
James Carville: White House ‘Out of Bounds’ Over Speech Flap  —  Democratic strategist James Carville told me that the White House was in the wrong when it requested that the President address Congress on the same night and time as a Republican presidential debate.
Ezra Klein / Bloomberg:
About Ezra Klein  —  Ezra Klein is a columnist and blogger at The Washington Post and a policy analyst for MSNBC.  His work focuses on domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that's constantly screwing it up.  —  Expect Obama Speech to Yield Lots of Talk, No Action: Ezra Klein
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
White House: Send us your petitions
Discussion: Associated Press and ThinkProgress
New York Times:
Obama Moves Jobs Speech After Skirmish With Boehner
Rasmussen Reports:
Perry 44% Obama 41%; President Leads Other GOP Hopefuls  —  For the first time this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry leads President Obama in a national Election 2012 survey.  Other Republican candidates trail the president by single digits.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone …
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Joshua Green / Associated Press:
Perry can't exploit key weakness for Romney  —  AS RECENTLY as six months ago, Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination was widely thought to be doomed because, as governor of Massachusetts, he had signed a health care law strikingly similar to the one President Obama signed last year.
Fawn Johnson / The Atlantic Online:
Obama Rolls Out a Jobs Plan That Doesn't Need Congress  —  The president has asked federal agencies to find solutions on their own.  His message to lawmakers: We can do this without you.  —  President Obama is either fed up with Congress or he's testing his own administration's mettle.  Or both.
The Huffington Post:
Pima County Repubs Raffle Glock As Fundraiser; Same Gun Type Used in Tucson Shooting … Talk about a killer gimmick.  —  An Arizona Republican fundraiser is offering as a prize the same type of gun used in the attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Tucson Republican Leader Slams County GOP For Giffords Gun Raffle  —  Eyebrows shot up all over the country Thursday following news that that the Republican Party in Pima County, AZ — home to Tucson and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D) district — is raffling off a Glock similar to the one used to shoot Giffords in the head in January.
Discussion: Politics
Tim Mak / The Politico:   Ariz. GOP raffling off Glock gun
George Bennett / Palm Beach Post:
FEMA'S use of term ‘federal family’ for government expands under Obama  —  Posted: 6:17 p.m. Wednesday, Augt.  31, 2011  —  Don't think of it as the federal government but as your “federal family.”  —  In a Category 4 torrent of official communications during the approach and aftermath …
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Valerie Bauerlein / Wall Street Journal:
How to Measure a Storm's Fury One Breakfast at a Time
David Weprin / Jewish Press:
TURNER VS. WEPRIN - IN THEIR OWN WORDS  —  By: … The Jewish Press: You're running in a heavily Democratic district, yet a recent poll showed you ahead by just 6 points.  —  Weprin: Turner ran [last] November and got 40 percent [against Anthony Weiner] and this latest poll has him at 42 percent - just a two-point increase.
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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NY Daily News:
The Daily News endorses Bob Turner over David Weprin for Congress to replace Anthony Weiner
Discussion: PolitickerNY and National Review
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Perry Proposed A Bi-National Health Insurance Plan With Mexico In 2001  —  Gov. Perry with then-Mexican President Vincente Fox.  —  The ghosts of Gov. Rick Perry's (R-TX) more moderate past have come back to haunt him in recent days, particularly when it comes to health care.
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Big health premium hikes can get ‘Scarlet U’ starting today
Vanity Fair:
The 2011 New Establishment List: And the Top Spot Goes to...  This year's New Establishment list identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs—"The Age of Information gives way to a burgeoning Age of Technology," as Graydon Carter puts it.
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Gore urges Obama to block pipeline for ‘dirtiest source of fuel on the planet’  —  Former Vice President Gore called on President Obama late Wednesday to reject a pending permit application for a controversial pipeline project, calling the oil that it would carry “the dirtiest fuel on the planet.”
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New York Post:
Deputy mayor quit after being busted for domestic violence  —  The blizzard didn't bury him — roughing up his wife did.  —  Former Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith — who drew sharp criticism for bungling the Christmas storm that shut down the city — actually resigned in disgrace after his wife …
Todd J. Gillman / Salt Lake Tribune:
Perry has plenty of ideas on Supreme Court, including term limits  —  One solution the governor embraces is to end lifetime tenure — a cornerstone of the Constitution, whose drafters worried far less about activist or senile judges than about meddling tyrants and political pressure.
Matthew Schofield / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says  —  This cell phone photo was shot by a resident of Ishaqi on March 15, 2006, of bodies Iraqi police said were of children executed by U.S. troops after a night raid there.  A State Department cable obtained by WikiLeaks quotes …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Raw Story
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
Justice Department Tougher On Abortion Protesters … The Obama Justice Department has been taking a more aggressive approach against people who block access to abortion clinics, using a 1994 law to bring cases in greater numbers than its predecessor.  —  The numbers are most stark when it comes …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Lieberman: Obama's concern with offending Muslims hurts war effort  —  The Obama administration's fear of offending Muslims will hurt the U.S. war against terrorism, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Thursday in a speech blasting the president's new counterterrorism strategy.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Burden of Exceptionalism  —  Post-'60s liberals, with the president as their standard bearer, seek to make a virtue of decline.  —  If I've heard it once, I've heard it a hundred times: President Obama is destroying the country.  Some say this destructiveness is intended …
Discussion: The New Republic
Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
Dude!  Free weed lying on San Jose street snatched up by bystanders  —  It was a pot head's dream: Free marijuana lying on the street for the taking, without a cop in sight.  —  San Jose police say a truck illegally carrying marijuana crashed and ended up on its side near Oakridge Mall early Wednesday …
Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir  —  (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir.  —  Speaking in an interview with Reuters …
Sara Horowitz / The Atlantic Online:
The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time  —  Welcome to the Gig Life.  The boom in independent work is changing the way we think about jobs and careers.  Does Washington get it?  —  REUTERS  —  It's been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Paul Krugman:
Iceland Exits  —  Iceland is no longer under an IMF program; here's the IMF report (pdf) pronouncing the adjustment program successful.  Indeed.  Iceland still has high unemployment and is a long way from a full recovery; but it's no longer in crisis, it has regained access to international capital markets …
Discussion: The Agonist
CNET News:
Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive)  —  Cava22, the San Francisco bar where another unreleased iPhone apparently went missing.  —  In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar, CNET has learned.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
White House: Unemployment Will Average 9 Percent In Election Year  —  President Obama's mid-session budget review confirms what most private and government projections have recently concluded — that the economy is considerably weaker than earlier forecasts held, and won't fully recover from the Great Recession for years.
Discussion: Swampland and Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Matt Cover / CNSNews:
AFL-CIO Jobs Plan: More Government Borrowing and Spending
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Weasel Zippers
Matthew J. Slaughter / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
The crucial connection between potholes and U.S. jobs
Discussion: ThinkProgress and MyDD
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
S.C. Gov. supports crippling ‘un-American’ NLRB, including resignation of lone GOP member
Discussion: Politics and New York Times
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Brad Plumer / Washington Post:
The Hurricane Irene blackouts weren't inevitable
Discussion: Washington Monthly
LawProf / Inside the Law School Scam:
Indignation  —  I don't want to make this blog a narcissistic exercise …
 Earlier Items: 
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Approval of Labor Unions Holds Near Its Low, at 52%
Discussion: The Politico and Daily Kos
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Howard Dean: Right On Foreign Medical Students
Discussion: Salon and Eschaton
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Minutes after his Sept. 8 address to Congress is set, Obama bashes both houses
Discussion: NY Daily News, Wizbang and Betsy's Page
Ann Coulter / Official:
LIBERALS' VIEW OF DARWIN UNABLE TO EVOLVE
Discussion: neo-neocon