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10:20 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.
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.
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Thousands Visit Bowling Alley in Obama White House
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Senate jam: DeMint also vows to block Obama speech
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
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 …
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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Why Romney shouldn't want Sarah Palin in the race  —  Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake have an interesting argument for why Mitt Romney should want the Sage of Wasilla to fully enter the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.  It's reasonable (and I recommend reading it), but ultimately I think it's wrong.
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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
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
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.
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 …
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Ryan Cassin / H2012:
Time To Compete - An American Jobs Plan
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: The Raw Story
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.
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 …
Discussion: City Room and New York Magazine
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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Joe Stephens / Washington Post:
Solyndra solar company fails after getting controversial federal loan guarantees
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.
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
 
 
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