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Obama Sept. 7 Joint Session of Congress same night at GOP presidential debate

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WASHINGTON--President Obama will unveil his latest jobs plan on Sept. 7-- the same night the 2012 GOP hopefuls debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. The GOP debate marks the first timeTexas Gov. Rick Perry is on a stage with the other major Republican contenders.


Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the timing at the Wednesday briefing:

Q: But the timing of the speech, there's also a Republican
debate that night in California. Did the White House specifically
choose the date and time --

MR. CARNEY: No, of course not. There were a lot of
considerations that -- once you decide you want to do a speech to
Congress and you have to deal with congressional schedules and other
-- there are other -- there are many other factors here. And
obviously, one debate of many that's on one channel of many was not
enough reason not to have the speech at the time that we decided to
have it.

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