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7:40 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:
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 …
New York Times:
Obama Moves Jobs Speech After Skirmish With Boehner  —  WASHINGTON — Any hopes that a kinder, gentler bipartisan Washington would surface once Congress returns after Labor Day were summarily dashed on Wednesday when President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner clashed over, of all things …
The Hill:
Boehner asks Obama to move 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.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Peace in our time: Obama to address Congress on jobs the day after GOP debate  —  Coming soon to a left-wing blog near you: “He caved again.”  —  And no, I'm not really joking about that.  Check out the reactions from liberals Peter Daou and Brian Beutler.  So much heart-ache.
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Obama relents on jobs speech to Congress, moves address to Sept. 8
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
The Politico:
Partisan fight leads Obama to move date of speech
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Carney: Change time of debate?
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
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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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, Daily Kos and CNN
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Sarah Palin Appearance at Tea Party Rally in Iowa ‘No Longer Confirmed’
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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Devin Dwyer / Politics:
Solar Energy Company Touted By Obama Goes Bankrupt
Discussion: New York Times, ABCNEWS and Power Line
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.
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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Ryan Cassin / H2012:
Time To Compete - An American Jobs Plan
James Pethokoukis:
Huntsman tax plan goes big and bold
Discussion: ThinkProgress and National Review
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.
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Tim Mak / The Politico:
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis rips Rick Perry's Texas
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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 …
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
 
 
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