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President Barack Obama walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Top Talker: President Obama moves Jobs address from Wednesday to Thursday

09/01/11 10:16AM

 After a day of back and forth political rhetoric, the White House agreed late last night to re-schedule President Obama's jobs address to Congress until next Thursday, September 8th...the same night as the nationally-televised NFL season kick- off on NBC.  Today's Wall Street Journal headline sums it up, saying "At the Capitol, a Face-Off over Face Time."  The controversy started yesterday when President Obama requested to unveil his jobs plan next Wednesday evening... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 1, 2011

09/01/11 09:55AM

OBAMA'S FIGHT: 'GO BIG OR GO HOME'  BY JONATHAN CAPEHARTWASHINGTON POSTThe jobs plan that Obama will unveil before a joint session of Congress will be a great first sign of his willingness to fight. Pieces of it have already leaked out. My hope is that the president will reveal other ideas that heed the call from Gene Robinson and others to “go big.” And if the Republicans don’t go along, he must go to the mat. WHAT TO DO WITH KHADDAFY  BY DAVID KAYENEW YORK TIMESAfter decades of oppression and six months of war, Libyans deserve the opportunity to bring their oppressors to justice. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Sept. 1st

09/01/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president will tour New Jersey this weekend | All the latest on how Irene is affecting JerseyObama changes date of jobs speech to Congress after Boehner objectsCondi has a few thoughts on Cheney's bookFires flare up in Texas and OklahomaBachmann AWOL from N.H.The latest on the AT&T/T-Mobile mergerWoman files first-of-its-kind abortion lawsuitEric Cantor: Hurricane Irene disaster relief funding has 'No Strings Attached' read more

Quote of the Day: 'Irene taught us how to deal with 'Hurricane Jobs'

08/31/11 12:13PM

Arianna Huffington, AOL/Huffington Post: “We have not done what needed to be done around jobs, and what happened with Hurricane Irene can really be a lesson about how we can now act when it comes to basically, ‘Hurricane Jobs.’ Because it is a crisis blowing over the country; it’s not going away. We have data on the impact it’s going to have on the years ahead…There is an enormous amount we can do, both on the federal and state level and in our own neighborhoods. So we need to start acting.” read more

President Barack Obama greets veterans after he addressed the national convention of the American Legion, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Minneapolis.

Top Talker: President Obama says his jobs plan could create up to a million jobs

08/31/11 09:32AM

White House officials have yet to release a specific date or location for the jobs address next week but during a radio interview with Tom Joyner yesterday, President Obama predicted his plan would yield strong results. The President said, "There is no doubt that we can take steps that would mean the economy was growing a percent or a percentage and a half faster. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 31, 2011

08/31/11 08:41AM

RICK PERRY IS NO LIBERTARIAN  BY DANA MILBANKWASHINGTON POSTIf Perry’s style resembles anybody’s in George W. Bush’s White House, in fact, it is that of former vice president Dick Cheney, whose just-published memoir, “In My Time,” might as well have been titled “Right Every Time (Even Though I Was Surrounded by Idiots).” Think of Perry as Bush without the charm. ... Yes, Perry is passionately anti-government, or at least anti-this-government. But ... e'll merely note that you can't minimize or avoid them if you pretend they don't exist until they formally enter the Federal Register. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, August 31st

08/31/11 05:58AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Tripoli divided as rebels jostle over powerGaddafi loyalists refuse to surrender3 days after Irene, floodwaters in NJ destroy homes, close roadsMore than 400,000 in CT. still don't have powerThe latest on what's happening in VermontKey parts of Texas abortion law struck downIs Romney panicking over Perry yet?U.S. funds wasted in Iraq, AfghanistanShots fired at congressman's Houston, officePetraeus officially retires to take CIA job read more

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