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10:10 PM ET, September 8, 2011

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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 and Politics
Jake Sherman / The Politico:   Eric Cantor weighs in on Rick Perry's ‘Ponzi’ rhetoric
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
How Rick Perry Won the Debate
Shikha Dalmia / Hit & Run:
Social Security is Not a Ponzi Scheme, Mr. Perry
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.
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president's jobs speech  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), struggling to maintain visibility as a Republican presidential candidate, will rebut President Obama's jobs speech to Congress on Thursday, her congressional office said.
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’
New York Times:
The Republican Debate at the Reagan Library
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
U.S. Citizen Linked To Al Qaeda Terror Plot on 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 …
Discussion: Guardian
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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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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
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
White House releases talking points to liberals ahead of speech  —  The teleprompter script for tonight's speech by President Barack Obama is still a secret, but the White House's script for spinning reporters, bloggers, and their audiences has been leaked to The Daily Caller.
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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
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: The Hill, CNN and Taylor Marsh
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
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 …
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
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.
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: DownWithTyranny! and TPMDC
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 …
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.
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.
 
 
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