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10:00 AM ET, September 1, 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:
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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.
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 …
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 …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Boehner, Obama step up political gamesmanship as 2012 nears
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Obama relents on jobs speech to Congress, moves address to Sept. 8
The Politico:
Partisan fight leads Obama to move date of speech
CNN:
New CNN Poll: 65% give Obama thumbs down on economy  —  Washington (CNN) - Only a third of all Americans approve of how President Barack Obama is handling the economy, according to a new national survey.  —  And with a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicating that more than three-quarters …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama faces lowest numbers on economy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
CNN:
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
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Gibson Guitars CEO: U.S. Government Urged Him to Use Foreign Labor  —  Press release from KMJ-AM in Fresno, California:  —  Tonight, in an interview on KMJ's “The Chris Daniel Show,” Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz confirmed that the US government wanted Gibson guitars to use foreign labor over American labor:
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Wall Street Journal:
Gibson Guitar Wails on Federal Raid Over Wood  —  Gibson Guitar Corp., a big user of ebony and other scarce woods, for years has allied itself with Greenpeace and other environmental groups to show it was serious about preserving forests.  —  That didn't stop the Nashville-based company …
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
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 …
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.
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.
Quinnipiac University:
Obama Approval Hits All-Time Low, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Economy Is Getting Worse, More Voters Say  —  President Barack Obama's overall job approval rating has sunk to an all-time low, as American voters disapprove 52 - 42 percent, compared to 47 - 46 percent approval in July …
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Rolling Stone:
The GOP War on Voting
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Ryan Cassin / H2012:
Time To Compete - An American Jobs Plan
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 …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Weasel Zippers
Hilary Hylton / Time:
Forget Irene: The Drought in Texas Is the Catastrophe That Could Really Hurt  —  Texas may get some relief from triple-digit temperatures this week, but the drought is sure to leave its mark on family budgets  —  As Hurricane Irene swept up the East Coast of the U.S., there was a surge of envy rising deep in the heart of Texas.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
As part of jobs plan, Obama calls for speedy infrastructure permitting  —  President Obama put more meat on the bones of his jobs agenda Wednesday, outlining a plan to quickly permit major infrastructure projects pending approval at several federal agencies.
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: Power Line, New York Times and ABCNEWS
 
 
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New York Post:
Deputy mayor quit after being busted for domestic violence
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Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Why Romney shouldn't want Sarah Palin in the race
Los Angeles Times:
State Senate OKs part of California Dream Act
Patrick Winn / CNN:
Iran says cheap “Made in China” Qurans full of typos
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Brahma Chellaney / Financial Times:
Water is the new weapon in Beijing's armoury
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Goodwin Liu confirmed to California Supreme Court
Discussion: ThinkProgress and ACS Blog
 

 
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