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Tales from the Way Too Early Emails

09/01/11 11:05AM

Every morning I scan the Way Too Early inboxes for the most bizarre and bleary-eyed tweets, texts and emails.  I'm always able to find a few so unique that they bear reading to Willie at the end of the program.  But this week Willie was on vacation, so NBC's Peter Alexander fell prey to my selections. read more

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