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12:20 AM ET, September 9, 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.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Pushes $447 Billion Jobs Plan in Address to Congress  —  President Obama took the bully pulpit tonight before a divided Congress and disillusioned electorate, laying out a $447 billion legislative package meant to spur job creation and put more money in the pockets of consumers, and do it quickly.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Challenges Congress on Job Plan  —  WASHINGTON — Mixing politically moderate proposals with a punchy tone, President Obama challenged lawmakers on Thursday to “pass this jobs bill” — a blunt call on Congress to enact his $447 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending …
Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:
Obama gives campaign speech to liberals
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and AmSpecBlog
Washington Wire:   Excerpts of Obama's Speech on Jobs
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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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rove ‘surprised’ by Perry's criticism of him at Republican debate
Discussion: Business Insider
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
Feds: Zawahiri Launched Al Qaeda Terror Plot for 9/11 Anniversary  —  U.S. authorities are scrambling to sort through information that the CIA developed in the past 24 hours indicating that at least three individuals entered the U.S. in August by air with the intent to launch a vehicle-borne attack …
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CNN:
Officials confirm ‘credible but unconfirmed’ 9/11 threat  —  Washington (CNN) — U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have “specific, credible but unconfirmed” information about a potential threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Debt panel co-chair criticizes Obama jobs proposal  —  The Republican co-chairman of the congressional “supercommittee” on deficit reduction sharply criticized President Obama's call for the panel to find additional budget savings to pay for his $447 billion jobs plan.
Discussion: The Politico
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Susan Crabtree / TPMDC:
At First Meeting, Super Committee Agrees On One Thing: Failure Is Not An Option
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’
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: TPMDC and Naked Politics
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Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
West to stay in Black Caucus
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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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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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 …
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.
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.
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Carol Bartz exclusive: Yahoo “f—ed me over”  —  FORTUNE — Here is what Carol Bartz thinks of the Yahoo (YHOO) board that fired her: “These people f—ed me over,” she says, in her first interview since her dismissal from the CEO role late Tuesday.  —  Last evening, barely 24 hours …
Michelle Malkin:
A Trumka history lesson for Mrs. Obama  —  What better way to illustrate the contrast between Team Obama and the GOP tonight.  —  Speaker Boehner's sitting with real-world, private-sector job creators.  —  Mrs. Obama's sitting with AFL-CIO thug-in-chief and taxpayer-subsidized, coerced-dues-funded job destroyer Richard Trumka.
Discussion: Hot Air and Scared Monkeys
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Louise Gray / Telegraph:
Prince Charles warns of ‘sixth extinction event’  —  Mankind faces extinction, the Prince of Wales has warned, unless humans transform our lifestyles to stop mass consumption, run away climate change and destruction of wildlife.  —  The Prince said if the world carries on 'business as usual …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
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 …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Disgraced former-Rep. Wu makes surprise appearance at Obama's speech  —  Former Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), who resigned from the House in early August because of an alleged sexual encounter with the daughter of a donor, made a surprise appearance at President Obama's Thursday address to Congress.
 
 
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