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10:10 AM ET, September 2, 2011

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Roger Simon / The Politico:
W.H. furious over speech delay  —  It seemed like a trivial matter: On Wednesday, House Republicans forced the president to delay his speech to a joint session of Congress by one day.  —  Who cares?  The White House cares.  Very much.  —  “It is a big deal that the House said ‘no’ to the president …
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Jeff Gluck / SBNation.com:
Five NASCAR Drivers Decline President Obama's White House Invitation  —  President Barack Obama will honor NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and the 11 other Chase drivers from last year in a White House ceremony on Wednesday - but nearly half of the 2010 playoff contenders won't be there.
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Dem ‘plans to ask a Republican to sit with him’ at joint session
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Walsh to skip Obama jobs speech
Ezra Klein / Bloomberg:
About Ezra Klein  —  Ezra Klein is a columnist and blogger …
Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
U.S. Showed No Job Growth in August; Rate Stays at 9.1%  —  The economy showed no job growth in August, the first time there has been no increase in net jobs in the United States in 11 months.  —  The flat performance in the job market was down sharply from a revised 85,000 gain of jobs in July …
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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Economy Gains No Jobs in August, Rate Holds at 9.1%  —  The US economy created no jobs and the unemployment rate held steadily higher at 9.1 percent in August, fueling concerns that the US is heading for another recession.  —  It was the first time since World War II that the economy had a net zero jobs created for a month.
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged  —  Employers added no net jobs in August, while unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.1 pct.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession.
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
U.S. nets no new jobs in August  —  This is not what President Barack Obama wanted to hear.  —  In the weakest jobs report in a year, the economy added no net jobs in August, while the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate remained unchanged, the Labor Department announced on Friday.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Datechguy's Blog
Fox News:
Employers Add Zero Net Jobs in August, Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 9.1 Percent  —  A dismal labor report Friday showed the economy added zero net workers in August, intensifying pressure on President Obama to unveil a major jobs initiative during his speech to Congress next week.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Perry Overtakes Romney as Top GOP 2012 Pick; Most Say Palin Should Stay Out of Race  —  Even as Texas Gov. Rick Perry moves into the lead as Republican voters' preferred presidential candidate, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows that voters are more likely to view him as …
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Scott Conroy / Real Clear Politics:
Palin to Rip “Crony Capitalism” in Iowa Speech
Discussion: GOP 12 and Conservatives4Palin
Washington Examiner:
York: Left paints the campaign as a religious war
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Huge majority of tea partiers don't want Palin to run
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Is Set to Sue a Dozen Big Banks Over Mortgages  —  The federal agency that oversees the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is set to file suits against more than a dozen big banks, accusing them of misrepresenting the quality of mortgage securities they assembled and sold …
Wall Street Journal:
Huntsman's Good Economic Plan  —  Better than anything so far from the GOP Presidential field.  —  Republican Presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is lagging in the polls, but the economic agenda he rolled out this week may start getting him more attention.  And deservedly so.
Discussion: CNN and The Volokh Conspiracy
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Five GOP Presidential Candidates Have Proposed Eliminating Capital Gains Tax, A $1 Trillion Giveaway To The Rich
Gary S. Becker / Wall Street Journal:
The Great Recession and Government Failure  —  When comparing the performance of markets to government, markets look pretty darn good.  —  The origins of the financial crisis and the Great Recession are widely attributed to “market failure.”  This refers primarily to the bad loans …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Eric and Irene  —  “Have you left no sense of decency?”  That's the question Joseph Welch famously asked Joseph McCarthy, as the red-baiting demagogue tried to ruin yet another innocent citizen.  And these days, it's the question I find myself wanting to ask Eric Cantor, the House majority leader …
Bradley Hope / and breaking:
Road trip!  American student joins rebels in fight for Qaddafi stronghold  —  Chris Jeon, 21, a student at at University of California - Los Angeles, decided to travel to Libya to join the rebels for the last six weeks of his summer vacation.  Here he is surrounded by rebels who are amassing …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Dem senators: Big job loss if transportation bill is not extended  —  Two Democratic senators are warning that 1.8 million jobs could be lost if Congress fails to approve a new transportation bill by Sept. 30.  —  Sens. Tim Johnson (S.D.) and Barbara Boxer (Calif.) sent a letter to every senator …
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Romney=Kerry; Perry=Dean?  —  In my print column this week, hidden behind the magic wonderwall, I indulge in a little presidential campaign history: Four years ago, in September 2007, John McCain-the eventual Republican nominee-was dead in the water, having raised and wasted a ton of money and fired most of his staff.
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Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Bloomberg Hid Reason for Deputy's Resignation: Domestic Violence Arrest  —  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's management style has its hallmarks: unwavering loyalty to aides and a deep distaste for exposing private lives to public scrutiny.  —  So when he described the resignation of a deputy mayor …
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama: From ‘yes we can’ to ‘it takes time’  —  Obama lowers bar on rhetoric in his campaign speeches  —  When he ran for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama sprinkled his campaign speeches with ambitious catchphrases such as “the fierce urgency of now” and “yes we can.”
CNN:
CNN Poll: 8 in 10 think we're in a recession  —  Washington (CNN) - Economic fears are not diminishing.  More than eight in 10 Americans think the economy is in another recession, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.  One-third of those surveyed think it's serious.
Discussion: The Politico
Eli Clifton / ThinkProgress:
Top Ten Right-Wing Responses To CAP's Islamophobia Report: ‘Cowards,’ ‘Straight Out of Mein Kampf,’ ‘A Pile Of Dung’  —  The Center for American Progress's new report, “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” is receiving a positive welcome from neutral observers …
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Florida Republicans Fight To Keep ‘Cohabitation’ Of Unmarried Couples Illegal  —  Thousands of unmarried couples who are living together in Florida may be surprised to learn that they are actually breaking the law.  Under outdated and rarely enforced state laws that have been on the books since …
 
 
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
‘Thank You, America!’  —  Americans are not often heroes …
Discussion: Salon and americanthinker.com
Guardian:
WikiLeaks decides to make public all US state department cables
Discussion: Balloon Juice and New York Times
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
Is austerity killing Europe's recovery?
Nina Shea / National Review:
The Administration Takes on ‘Islamophobia’
Discussion: Israpundit
Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Jury unable to reach verdict in killing of gay student Larry King
Discussion: Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
CNN:
New Hampshire GOP chair resigns
 Earlier Items: 
NationalJournal.com:
Democrats Distancing Themselves From Obama
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
GOP Israel group launches New York campaign
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Is The Great Recession Forcing Graduates Of Elite Colleges Into A Desperate Life Of Rockstardom?
Discussion: New York Times
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Lieberman: Obama's concern with offending Muslims hurts war effort
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Tucson Republican Leader Slams County GOP For Giffords Gun Raffle