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11:10 AM ET, September 7, 2011


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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Obama's whopper of a claim on tax cuts  —  “We said working folks deserved a break , so within one month of me taking office, we signed into law the biggest middle-class tax cut in history, putting more money into your pockets.”  —  The president's Labor Day speech in Detroit featured …
Discussion: Hot Air and Don Surber
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Old Tax Relief Seen as Anchor in Obama Plan  —  WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of the job creation package that President Obama plans to announce on Thursday — payroll tax relief for workers and perhaps their employers — is neither his first policy choice nor that of many economists.
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Obama plan: 100s of billions for jobs  —  With the economy struggling and his re-election campaign gearing up, President Barack Obama plans to propose a jobs package worth several hundred billion dollars, mostly in tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and direct aid to state and local governments, according to reports on Wednesday.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
A Campaign Challenge: Defining Obama  —  LOS ANGELES — President Obama may have escaped the burden of a Democratic primary challenger.  Yet the battle to define him is rapidly escalating — not only by Republicans competing to run against him, but also within his own team inside the White House.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
It's no longer Obama-land in the Hamptons  —  Barack Obama has lost the Hamptons.  —  That sentence is a fat target for ridicule, I know, since the Hamptons are often reviled as the playground of the ridiculously rich and the promiscuously silly — hardly the working-class Democratic base.
Rolling Stone:
Obama and Jobs: Why I Don't Believe Him Anymore  —  I was in an airport in Florida yesterday and was forced into a terrible, Sophie's Choice-type choice.  —  I was hours early for a flight and stuck in a relatively small terminal crammed with people.  Only one area in the whole wing had empty seats …
Discussion: Don Surber and UrbanGrounds
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg:
Obama Said to Seek $300 Billion Jobs Package  —  President Barack Obama plans to propose sparking job growth by injecting more than $300 billion into the economy next year, mostly through tax cuts, infrastructure spending and direct aid to state and local governments.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats fear it's too late  —  President Obama's new effort to revive the ailing economy may be too little, too late, according to Democrats and liberal policy experts.  —  They contend that Obama missed his chance to turn the economy around by November 2012, but still want him to call …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Washington Post:
Obama's jobs speech will renew push for spending to boost economy
Discussion: Lynn Sweet
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Enough  —  “[A]t some point, Sarah Palin has to take some responsibility for her supporters as Ron Paul must for his.  Palin's dragging out the tease on her decision has compounded the problem and we've reached a breaking point.”  —  On Fox News, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham had the best discussion on Sarah Palin I have seen.
The Right Scoop:
Ann Coulter to Sarah Palin: Fish or cut bait
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Coulter on Palin: Let's face it, she's probably not electable
Discussion: Mediaite
Stephen Gutowski / MRCTV:
Video Game Allows Players to Slaughter “Tea Party Zombies” Like Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly  —  Have you ever fantasized about beating Bill O'Reilly to death with a crowbar or shooting up the offices of Americans for Prosperity with an Uzi?  Well, the folks at StarvingEyes Advergaming apparently …
Rachel Gordon / SFGate:
Message to nudists: At least be sanitary  —  The naked truth, it seems, is that San Francisco is once again going to emerge as a city ripe for ridicule — or a beacon of free expression — depending on your point of view.  The latest issue?  Public nudity.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rove: ‘Fed Up!’  Perry's ‘greatest challenge’  —  It's hard to overstate what a liability “Fed Up!”  — published just last year — is for a guy who is otherwise an extremely strong candidate.  You have to take him at his word that he would never have written it if he'd planned to run …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:   Karl Rove: Rick Perry's Extreme Views On Social Security Are ‘Toxic’
Tom Perry / Reuters:
Palestinians deploy Obama speech in U.N. campaign  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is an unlikely participant in a Palestinian campaign to drum up support for a bid to win U.N. recognition of their statehood — a diplomatic move opposed by both his administration and Israel.
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Obama ‘star’ of Palestinian ad
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
New York Times:
In Euro Zone, Banking Fear Feeds on Itself  —  Remember the collapse of Lehman Brothers?  Europeans certainly do.  —  As Europe struggles to contain its government debt crisis, the greatest fear is that one of the Continent's major banks may fail, setting off a financial panic like the one sparked …
New York Times:
Court Rejects Challenges to German Euro Bailouts
Discussion: Vox Popoli and The BLT
Darren Goode / The Politico:
Barbara Boxer: I hope greens sue President Obama  —  Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer said she hopes green groups sue President Barack Obama over his decision to punt a regulation curbing smog-creating emissions until at least 2013.
Paul Krugman:
Treasuries, TIPS, and Gold (Wonkish)  —  (Yes, it's 4:30 AM where I am.  I found myself wide awake, thinking about gold prices.  You got a problem with that?)  —  In assessing economic prospects since the financial crisis of 2008, there have been two kinds of people: inflationistas and deflationistas.
Discussion: EconLog and Marginal Revolution
Emily Ramshaw / The Texas Tribune:
Perry Heads Into Debate as Front-runner, Target … Keywords: - Texas Governor Rick Perry, - 2012 Presidential Race, - Rick Perry Issues, - Rick Perry Politics  —  Gov. Rick Perry heads into tonight's nationally televised Republican debate — his first on the presidential campaign circuit — as the front-runner.
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
More Republicans skipping Obama's jobs speech  —  When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won't be speaking to a sold-out crowd.  Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay …
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
G.O.P. Legislators Balk at a Call to Tie Storm Aid to Budget Cuts  —  WASHINGTON — As Congress prepares to tackle the issue of providing aid to areas ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene, a rift has opened among House Republicans over the federal government's role in providing disaster relief.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Rummy: Bush Doctrine now Obama's  —  Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says President Barack Obama has come to accept much of the Bush Doctrine out of necessity, despite what he campaigned on in 2008.  —  Rumsfeld said that Obama needed to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center open …
Wall Street Journal:
Mitt Romney's 59 Economic Flavors  —  A jobs plan that shrinks from some of the biggest issues.  —  Mitt Romney rolled out a major chunk of his economic agenda yesterday, and we'll say this for it: His ideas are better than President Obama's.  Yet the 160 pages and 59 proposals also strike us …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Achieving Mitt Romney's Tax Fantasy Would Require Medicare Repeal  —  The Mitt Romney jobs plan is a very savvy document.  It's not all ranting and raving about how everything is unconstitutional, and indeed it doesn't even say he wants to repeal Medicare.  And yet lurking between the lines …
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Families Feel Sharp Edge of State Budget Cuts  —  LANSING, Mich. — Stretched beyond their limits and searching for new corners of their budgets to find spending cuts, states are now trimming benefits for residents who are in grim financial shape themselves.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Fed considers buying more long-term Treasury bonds to lower rates
New York Times:
Panetta Said to Back Troops in Iraq Past Withdrawal Deadline
Discussion: The Politico and Campaign 2012
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Investor's Business Daily:
Obama's Recovery A Flop Of Historical Proportions
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
Whoops!  ObamaCare Backers in Wisconsin Produce Report Showing That the Health Care Overhaul …
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