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Today in Black America - September 9

POSTED: September 09, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Calls On Congress to ‘Pass This Jobs Bill’

Editorial: An aggressive Obama challenges Congress to reignite the economy.

For Obama, a ‘Moment’ Speech at a Time of Great Obstacles to Change

A Bipartisan Move to Tackle Benefits Programs

Investigators Assess Threat of Bombing Tied to 9/11


Quinn Hires Pollster Tied to President for 2013 Race



The Christian Science Monitor

Obama jobs speech: 'Time to stop the political circus'

GOP's Eric Cantor: Three ways we can work with Obama on jobs


Deficit 'super committee' behind closed doors: Will it be too secretive?


Credible terrorist threat possibly planned for Sept. 11



The Washington Post

Obama works to seize the initiative


What’s in the plan, what comes next

Robinson: Obama stands up to the GOP

Bipartisan group of senators to push supercommittee for larger deficit cuts


Court tosses Va. health-care suit


Gray launches citywide jobs initiative

Former drug dealer sues D.C.

Howard, Morehouse rekindle rivalry


The Star Ledger

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver's leadership post in doubt as outraged N.J. Democrats question alleged GOP deal

Floods continue to wash over N.J. towns recovering from Hurricane Irene


Essex County freeholders approve 5-year deal for immigrant detention


Carl Lewis to gain new running mates in state Senate race


Corruption trial of former Newark deputy mayor Ronald Salahuddin begins


The Detroit Free Press

School's back in session for most DPS schools

Public services will suffer if tax is eliminated, Mich. coalition warns

Detroit passes up chance to apply for $7.5-million grant for Head Start


Education secretary hopeful as he visits DPS


Forrest Green Jr.: Barber school owner taught respect to students -- and showed his softer side to his family

Tom Walsh: Businesses, principals are keys to school turnaround


The Baltimore Sun

Md. lawmakers mixed on Obama's jobs plan

Police in South Baltimore get $300,000 for new equipment

Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech


The Los Angeles Times

Bill would let governor protect large projects from lengthy challenges

Sacramento food co-op becomes battleground over Israeli products


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Immigration panel draws fire

Georgians react to Obama's speech


Georgia's next chief justice picked

Judge to meet with Reed, Eaves over city jail



The Chicago Tribune

Duncan backs longer Chicago school day

Quinn layoffs, closings aimed at pressuring lawmakers for more money

Rick Perry rides 'Ponzi' bull



USA Today

Analysis: Obama hopes to save own job with plan

Starbucks CEO: Curtail political contributions

No spots for hundreds of NYC school kids


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Two Cleveland-area leaders honored by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Cleveland schools teacher gets a prime seat for President Obama's jobs speech

Cuyahoga County commission approves new county council districts










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