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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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