This just in…
NBC and Politico can breathe a sigh of relief. The following are Politico and WaPo news alerts announcing the POTUS will now speak before Congress on Sept. 8, a day later than originally planned on Sept. 7, the night of the GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Library.
POLITICO Breaking News (Approximately 9:31 p.m.)
“President Obama, bowing to the complaints of House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans, has moved his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress back one day, to Thursday, Sept. 8.”
WaPo News Alert: Obama to address joint session of Congress on Sept. 8
August 31, 2011 9:35:22 PM
“President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8 to lay out his plan for jobs and the economy, the White House announced Wednesday night. The date is one day later than the president requested earlier Wednesday, but that date conflicted with a scheduled debate of Republican presidential candidates, drawing objections from GOP lawmakers. House Speaker John A. Boehner responded by suggesting that Obama come to Capitol Hill on Thursday night, a date that now puts the president up against the first game of the NFL season.”