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Speaker of the House John Boehner made history yesterday. After President Obama requested a joint session of Congress to announce his new jobs plan next week – on September 7th – Boehner REJECTED the request - and instead suggested Americans should choose between watching the President or the opening day of the football season. According to the Senate historian – never in the history of this nation had Congress ever rejected a presidential request for a joint session of Congress. Never. And, by the way, never in this history of our nation has a president ever had to produce his birth certificate, either.
 
Never in history has a president been called a liar by a sitting Supreme Court Justice during a State of the Union address, or been heckled as a liar by a southern Congressman. In the end – President Obama gave in to Speaker Boehner’s demands (once again) and agreed to September 8th. So ultimately – yesterday turned out like every other day. It started with the president wanting to talk about jobs – the Republicans sabotaging that effort – and then President Obama caving in. So, we’ll all get to watch the debut of “Governor Good Hair” Rick Perry in the Republican debate, instead of hearing the President share his jobs ideas with Congress. And the following night, the President goes up against the Packers and the Saints.
 
While I'm rooting for the President, I'm guessing most Americans will be watching the Packers. At least that's the Republican plan.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... The Republican plan to create kill jobs (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: The Republican plan to create kill jobs - Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty Twitter
 
Screwed: Poor in Michigan? You're screwed! - David Selig, Conservative Commentator.
 
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Socialism...Rick Perry's Texas miracle? Dan Gainor, Business and Media Institute Twitter
 
Iraq War: suffer the little children... Raed Jarrar, Iraqi-American blogger and political analyst Twitter
 
Daily Take: Here's what UnAmerican really is!
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Quote: "Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." -- Thomas Jefferson.
 
Hour One: Corporate tax dodgers Phil Kerpen, Vice President/Policy - Americans for Prosperity Twitter
Article: "Executive Excess 2011" by Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins, Scott Klinger, Sam Pizzigati.
 
Article: "Obama Moves Jobs Speech After Skirmish With Boehner" by Helene Cooper and Jackie Calmes.
Tweet: "From one Speaker to another...nicely done John. http://bitly.com/r6EHep @SpeakerBoehner" by @newtgingrich.

Hour Two: D-O-J says N-O-T to AT&T Seton Motley, President - Less Government Twitter
 
Geeky Science rocks! BPA...in your genes?
Geeky Science alert: "Plastics ingredient causes genetic response" by Janet Raloff.
 
Keystone XL pipeline...climate change-Irene a wake up call? Bill McKibben, 350.org Twitter
Article: "Tar-sands protests go global" by Bill McKibben.
Article: "" by .
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Song: "Going Underground" by Jam.
Article: "Boehner to Address Jobs a Week After Obama" by Sarah Wheaton.

Hour Three: Obama's War on the Secret Ballot Ken Blackwell, Save Our Secret Ballot Twitter
Article: "Obama's War on the Secret Ballot" by Ken Blackwell and Clint Bolick.
Article: "Does card check kill the secret ballot or not?" by Christopher Beam.
 
Article: "HB 194 has Democrats on edge" by Howard Wilkinson.
The very, very ugly: "GOP in Giffords’ district holds raffle for Glock" by Kase Wickman.
Documentary: "Corporation Nation".
 
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Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
 
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