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Obama avoids political showdown, reschedules Congress speech

Washington, Sept 1 (PTI) Thursday, September 01, 2011 –> US President Barack Obama has avoided a major political showdown with the opposition Republican as he agreed to address the joint session of the Congress on September 8 instead of September 7 after objections from House Speaker John Boehner. Obama, who wanted to outline his much-anticipated jobs creation plan next Wednesday evening, has now agreed to reschedule the Congressional speech on the economy, after the Speaker proposed an alternative date September 8. “The President is focused on the urgent need to create jobs…