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8:50 PM ET, September 8, 2011

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Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Obama's jobs plan paid for?  Seems not  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's promise Thursday that everything in his jobs plan will be paid for rests on highly iffy propositions.  —  It will only be paid for if a committee he can't control does his bidding …
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The Politico:
Obama jobs speech transcript: Full text (as prepared for delivery)  —  Remarks of President Barack Obama in an Address to a Joint Session of Congress  —  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans:  —  Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country.
Washington Wire:   Excerpts of Obama's Speech on Jobs
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
House GOP On Obama Jobs Speech: Talking Points Call For Less Regulation, No More Stimulus
Discussion: Daily Kos, AMERICAblog News and CNN
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Rick Santelli to Tom Friedman: 'You're idiotic'  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate, stuck to his claim that Social Security in its current form is a so-called Ponzi scheme during last night's presidential debate.  The media are getting a lot of mileage out of sound bite.
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:   Eric Cantor weighs in on Rick Perry's ‘Ponzi’ rhetoric
Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:
Romney throws America's youth under the bus
Shikha Dalmia / Hit & Run:
Social Security is Not a Ponzi Scheme, Mr. Perry
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Fact checking the GOP debate at the Reagan library
International Business Times:
Ron Paul Debate: Rick Perry Physically Grabs Him, Points at His Face  —  During the Sept. 7 Republican debate, Ron Paul clashed with fellow Texan Rick Perry once again.  —  This time, things got physical.  —  During a commercial break, Perry walked up to Paul's podium, physically grabbed Paul's wrist …
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Ron Paul .com:
Force vs. Reason: Rick Perry Gets in Ron Paul's Face  —  During a commercial break at Wednesday's Republican debate, Rick Perry and Ron Paul continued their spirited exchange on stage.  Suddenly, Perry grabbed Ron Paul's forearm while aggressively pointing his index finger towards the Congressman's face.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rove ‘surprised’ by Perry's criticism of him at Republican debate  —  Former George W. Bush and Rick Perry adviser Karl Rove said that it was an “odd moment” when his critique of the current Texas governor was mentioned in last night's presidential debate, and that he was “surprised” …
Discussion: Business Insider and Politics
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Why They Cheered  —  Capital punishment brings out the worst in the liberal elite.  —  (Note: We're working on an assignment, so today's column is abbreviated.  We return tomorrow at the usual length.)  —  Perhaps the most striking statement at last night's Republican presidential debate came …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
What Perry has ‘never struggled with at all’
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
How Rick Perry Won the Debate
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Cheering for state-imposed death
New York Times:
The Republican Debate at the Reagan Library
Yahoo! News:
Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR  —  LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.
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Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Guy Benson Lawless: Unionized Longshoremen Take Hostages, Destroy Property in Labor Dispute
Discussion: Big Journalism
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
Court rejects health law challenges  —  A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out two challenges to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on procedural grounds.  —  Delivering a two-pronged win to the Obama administration, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said Virginia has no right …
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Sam Baker / Healthwatch:
Appeals court shoots down Virginia's healthcare challenge  —  A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed one of the highest-profile challenges to President Obama's healthcare reform law.  —  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) …
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama brings guests to jobs speech  —  This is turning into a State of the Union-like event.  —  The White House has announced that nearly two-dozen guests will sit with first lady Michelle Obama to watch President Obama deliver his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress.
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Michelle Malkin:
A Trumka history lesson for Mrs. Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and Scared Monkeys
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama invites representatives from business, labor to jobs speech
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Taylor Marsh
The Politico:
A big, bold jobs plan  —  With President Barack Obama preparing to address a joint session of Congress about our unemployment crisis Thursday night, our message to him - as his reliable supporters and political allies — is simple: Think big and act boldly.  —  Americans expect and deserve nothing less.
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Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Maxine Waters to Obama on unemployment: Iowans or blacks?
Discussion: Campaign 2012
San Francisco Chronicle:
FBI serves search warrants at Solyndra  —  (09-08) 09:35 PDT FREMONT — FBI agents served search warrants this morning at Solyndra, the Fremont solar company that abruptly closed last week, two years after receiving more than $500 million in federal stimulus money, an agency official said.
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RJ Middleton / NBC Bay Area:
FBI at Solyndra Headquarters
Congressman Allen West / Facebook:
My meeting with CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver  —  I met with Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cleaver, yesterday, Wednesday, September 7th, fellow colleague Rep. Wm.  Lacy Clay, CBC Executive Director Angela Rye,and my own Chief of Staff was also present.
Discussion: The Politico, TPMDC and Naked Politics
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Reid turns tables on Obama speech-skippers by setting Thursday-night debt vote  —  (Evan Vucci/ASSOCIATED PRESS) The handful of Republican members who had planned on skipping President Obama's jobs address to a joint session Thursday night might have to think again.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
The U.S. Economic Outlook  —  Good afternoon.  I am delighted to be in the Twin Cities and would like to thank the Economic Club of Minnesota for inviting me to kick off its 2011-2012 speaker series.  Today I will provide a brief overview of the U.S. economic outlook and conclude …
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Kyl threatens to quit supercommittee over further defense cuts  —  A senior Republican senator said Thursday he would have declined a seat on the congressional supercommittee if further Pentagon budget cuts were on the table.  —  The disclosure by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Kos
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Charles Hoskinson / The Politico:
More defense cuts? Kyl's out
Discussion: TPMDC
Paul Needham / The Huffington Post:
‘Reason To Believe’: Joe Scarborough Releases Powerful Antiwar Song … For all the similarities between America's war in Vietnam and those in Iraq and Afghanistan, this past decade's wars have not yielded the singular pop-cultural response that the earlier quagmire did.
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Jacqueline Kennedy Reveals That JFK Feared an LBJ Presidency  —  President John F. Kennedy was so “worried for the country” about the prospect that Vice President Lyndon Johnson might succeed him as president that he'd begun having private conversations about who should become …
 
 
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