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SOTU Sneak Peek for September 18
September 15th, 2011
01:05 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek for September 18

It’s Thursday, but our work week started yesterday. Here’s a few things we’re talking about today. The news changes fast though, so think of this more as a guide to our show planning and less as an outline of what the broadcast will look like on Sunday.

President Obama unveiled his jobs bill last week and has taken his message to battleground states. Top Republicans are dismissing it as “venture socialism” and “a political exercise” that won’t “actually work.” Speaker Boehner has a plan of his own that he’s set to show off later today. A compromise seems possible – at least on some issues – but political maneuvering might threaten any deal that emerges.

The United Nations General Assembly will be front and center next Friday as the leader of the Palestinian Authority seeks statehood recognition from the international body. Israel vehemently opposes the request and the United States, which tried but failed to delay a vote on the measure, now finds itself in a diplomatic conundrum and is threatening to veto.

September has already been host to two Republican presidential debates and as the final debate this month looms, the candidates are taking aim at each other just as much as they’re slamming President Obama.

The booking calls are out. We’ll give you an update tomorrow and as more develops.

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