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12:30 PM ET, September 9, 2011

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Setting Their Hair on Fire  —  First things first: I was favorably surprised by the new Obama jobs plan, which is significantly bolder and better than I expected.  It's not nearly as bold as the plan I'd want in an ideal world.  But if it actually became law, it would probably make a significant dent in unemployment.
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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 …
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 Sherman / The Politico:
Eric Cantor: We'll pass some of Obama's jobs proposals  —  Moments after President Barack Obama finished his jobs speech before Congress, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he plans to split off several of the president's proposals and pass them immediately in the House.
The White House:
THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT  —  1. Tax Cuts to Help America's Small Businesses Hire and Grow  — Cutting the payroll tax in half for 98 percent of businesses: The President's plan will cut in half the taxes paid by businesses on their first $5 million in payroll, targeting the benefit …
Michael Barone / Campaign 2012:
The unhappy warrior  —  Barack Obama looked and sounded angry in his speech to the joint session of Congress.  He bitterly assailed one straw man after another and made reference to a grab bag of proposals which would cost something on the order of $450 billion—assuring us on the one hand …
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Moody's: Obama plan will add 1.9M jobs  —  A top economist says President Barack Obama's job plan will likely add 1.9 million jobs and grow the economy by 2 percent.  —  Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, also said Obama's $447-billion plan would likely cut the unemployment rate …
USA Today:
Jobs plan deja vu
Discussion: White House.gov Blog
New York Post:   Obama talks a big game — but offers more of same
Macroeconomic Advisers / Macroadvisers:
American Jobs Act: A Significant Boost to GDP and Employment
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politics
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency  —  President Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his presidency when he addressed a joint session of Congress Thursday night.  Too bad so many in the audience thought it was a big, fat joke.  —  “You should pass this jobs plan right away!”
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama gets cool response from Republicans, even some Dems
Wall Street Journal:
The Latest Jobs Plan
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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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Bush Credits ‘The Work That Was Done’ During ‘My Presidency’ For Osama Bin Laden's Death
CBS News:
U.S. tracks “credible” threat to NYC, D.C.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Poll shocker: GOP up for Anthony Weiner seat  —  Republicans are poised for a dramatic upset in next week's special election for a New York City congressional seat, according to a new poll out Friday.  —  The survey, conducted by the Siena Research Institute, found Republican Bob Turner holding …
Discussion: CNN
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Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Dems jet-ison ‘9/11’ attack ad
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Chris Matthews' Social Security admission: ‘It is a Ponzi scheme’  —  Betcha didn't see this one coming.  —  On MSNBC's Thursday broadcast of “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews committed the mortal sin — he nearly parroted the theory that mortified so many of the network's hosts and guests throughout the day.
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Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Rick Perry: I'm all in for Fla's P5 straw poll
ABCNEWS:
Obama Officials Sat In On Solyndra Meetings  —  Officials from the Department of Energy have for months been sitting in on board meetings as “observers” at Solyndra, getting an up-close view as the solar energy company careened towards bankruptcy after spending more than $500 million in federal loan money.
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Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Jacqueline Kennedy on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  —  Speaking in the months after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him.
Discussion: Don Surber
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Tim Mak / The Politico:   Jackie O not an MLK fan
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Book: Kennedy scorned idea of Johnson as president
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Business Insider
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Ron Paul Describes ‘Confrontation’ With Rick Perry On GOP Debate Stage  —  During the break of the GOP debate on Wednesday night, Texas Governor Rick Perry left his own podium to address his fellow Texan, Rep. Ron Paul.  A photographer captured the exchange, which appeared to be rather spirited given …
Anand Giridharadas / New York Times:
Some of Sarah Palin's Ideas Cross the Political Divide  —  CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it.  —  That is not how we're primed to see Ms. Palin.
Maria Sacchetti / Boston Globe:
Obama's uncle quietly released from jail  —  Officials released President Obama's uncle from Plymouth County jail yesterday after holding him for more than two weeks on an immigration detainer for violating an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992.  —  US officials refused to disclose …
John Galliano / Washington Post:
F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11  —  Video: The Washington Post's Anqoinette Crosby talks with reporter Steve Hendrix about one of the first fighter pilots to scramble after the attacks of Sept. 11.  With no ordinance on board her jet, she was faced with the possibility …
 
 
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
961 days in, Obama becomes sick and tired of someone dawdling about jobs
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
In Shift, Iran's President Calls for End to Syrian Crackdown
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Ed Anderson / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
State Treasurer John Kennedy wins new term; Gov. Jindal draws little-known foes
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and RedState
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Proudly Serving …:
Bachmann's Response to President Obama's Speech to a Joint Session of Congress
Discussion: Raw Replay
David Brooks / New York Times:
Stimulus for Skeptics  —  A few years ago, Kenneth Rogoff …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Pro-Obama ‘super PAC’ to host event after speech
 Earlier Items: 
Arnold Kling / EconLog:
Old-time Religion? … Thanks to Timothy Taylor for the pointer.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Struggling Jon Huntsman reorganizes
Discussion: GOP 12 and Business Insider
Robert Costa / National Review:
Gibson CEO Slams ‘Big Liberal’ Obama
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Senate sinks debt-ceiling disapproval bill