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President Obama’s Jobs Speech — Complete Text


Obama’s Jobs Bill – White House Fact Sheet

Want to watch President Barack Obama’s jobs and economy speech in front of a joint session of Congress Thursday tonight? Here’s all the info you need to know to!

READ: President Obama’s Jobs Speech — Complete Text

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress — the House and the Senate — tonight, Thursday.

WHEN: 7:00 – 8:30 PM ET

HOW and WHERE can I watch? You can watch Obama’s jobs speech live streaming right here (below!) or via online. The major TV networks, like MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS — but not FOX — will carry the Obama speech live. Also, Spanish-language TV, NBC’s Telemundo and Univision will carry the speech. Check your local listings, or this link to TV Guide.

WILL this affect the game? No. The White House says Obama will be finished before the start of the first game of the 2011 football season, between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints. (Yes, I had to look that up.)

WHAT will the President say? CBS News reports:

An extension of payroll-tax cuts. The current payroll-tax cut expires December 31. A renewal would mean a two percentage-point reduction for employees (from 6.2 percent Social Security payroll-tax to 4.2 percent). That comes to about $1,000 per household.

Cost: $120 billion

An extension of unemployment benefits. Congress has extended unemployment benefits several times before, but expect President Obama to call for another 99 week extension. Sources say the president will also propose a job-training program, similar to one in Georgia called Georgia Work$, where companies can take on workers receiving unemployment for a trial period.

Cost: $50 billion

New infrastructure spending. Obama wants to put job-seekers to work refurbishing roads, bridges and specifically, schools. His speech will likely include a major school renovation program, similar to a proposal that has been floating around Washington called FAST – Fix America’s Schools Today.

Cost: $100 billion

Aid for state and local governments and small business tax cuts. The local assistance will focus on keeping both teachers and first responders on payrolls.

Cost: $100 billion

A quick tally puts the proposal at $370 billion – so far. The final plan Mr. Obama puts forward tonight could contain an additional $30 billion or more. That last chunk may include some combination of the following:

A payroll tax cut for employers, targeted to employers who expand their payrolls; an “infrastructure bank” that would finance highway and rail projects; a mortgage initiative that makes it easier for homeowners to refinance and; ratification of pending trade deals in South Korea, Panama, and Colombia.

And as far as attendance, Speaker of the House John Boehner, who made Obama change the date for tonight’s speech from Wednesday to tonight, says his Republican colleagues “ought to be respectful,” according to The Huffington Post.

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‘Start the Kevin McCarthy Death-Clock’ After Biden Wins Debt Ceiling Battle: Rick Wilson



Appearing late Saturday night on MSNBC after it was announced that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had reached an agreement “in principle’ on a budget deal, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson claimed this could be the beginning of the end for McCathy’s speakership.

Sitting in on a panel with guest host Michael Steele, Wilson suggested that McCarthy’s decision to compromise with the president to avoid a default that would spin the economy into chaos will not go over well with far-right members of his House caucus who could make a motion to “vacate the chair” to express their displeasure.

Asked by host Steel about what comes next, Wilson stated it was a win for the White House which will not make conservatives happy.

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“Great night for Joe Biden, great night for the White House even though I think their messaging has been kind of tentative the past few weeks” the Lincoln Project founder began. “I think though we are now going to start the Kevin McCarthy death-clock. He has certainly got a very angry part of his caucus tonight who probably burning up his phone no matter how good it is for the country not to default.”

“It’s not going to please the chaos caucus in the GOP,” he added.

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Debt Ceiling: McCarthy Faces ‘Lingering Anger’ and a Possible Revolt as Far-Right House Members Start Issuing Threats



As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) continues to negotiate a deal to avoid a debt crisis, members of the far-right Freedom Caucus are growing furious with him over broken promises he made to them.

According to MSNBC political analyst Steve Benen, with a slim GOP majority in the House, McCarthy is walking a tightrope to get a budget deal passed and may need help from House Democrats if members of his caucus refuse to go along with him.

As Benen points out, in order to win the speakership McCarthy agreed to an easier path for a motion to “vacate the chair” which could end his tenure as Speaker. That could come into play if the Freedom Caucus stages a revolt.

“… as the negotiations approach an apparent finish line, the House Republicans’ most radical faction is learning that it isn’t likely to get everything its members demanded — and for the Freedom Caucus, that’s not going to work,” he wrote in his MSNBC column.

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Citing a Washington Times report that stated, “[Freedom Caucus members] want everything from the debt limit bill passed by the House last month plus several new concessions from the White House,” Benen suggested far-right House Republicans are now issuing veiled threats.

In an interview, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stated, “I am going to have to go have some blunt conversations with my colleagues and the leadership team. I don’t like the direction they are headed.”

With Politico reporting, “The [House Freedom Caucus] was already unlikely to support a final bipartisan deal, but lingering anger with Kevin McCarthy could have lasting implications on his speakership,” Benen added, “If this is simply a matter of lingering ill-will from members who come to believe that GOP leaders ‘caved,’ the practical consequences might be limited. But let’s also not forget that McCarthy, while begging his own members for their support during his protracted fight for the speaker’s gavel, agreed to tweak the motion-to-vacate-the-chair rules, which at least in theory, would make it easier for angry House Republicans to try to oust McCarthy from his leadership position.”

Adding the caveat that he is not predicting an imminent McCarthy ouster he added, “But if the scope of the Freedom Caucus’ discontent reaches a fever pitch, a hypothetical deal clears thanks to significant Democratic support, don’t be surprised if we all start hearing the phrase ‘vacate the chair” a lot more frequently.”

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Prosecutors Tell Trump They Have a Recording of Him and a Witness: Report



Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial have notified the ex-president’s attorneys they have a recording of him and a witness. The notification comes in the form of an automatic discovery form, CBS News reports, which “describes the nature of the charges against a defendant and a broad overview of the evidence that prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearing or at trial.”

CBS reports prosecutors have handed the recording over to Trump’s legal team.

It’s not known who the witness is, nor are any details known publicly about what the conversation entails, or even if it is just audio or if it includes video.

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According to the article’s author, CBS News’ Graham Kates, via Twitter, prosecutors say they also have recordings between two witnesses, a recording between a witness and a third party, and various recordings saved on a witness’s cell phones.

Trump is facing 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to his allegedly unlawful attempt to hide hush money payoffs to a well-known porn star by falsifying business records to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.

See the discovery form above or at this link.

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