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BULLY PULPIT Boehner Plans Rival Jobs Speech J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photos

Boehner Plans Rival Jobs Speech

After persuading President Obama to postpone his big jobs speech for one night because of a necessary “security sweep” of the House floor, Speaker John Boehner has scheduled his own address for a week after. Boehner won’t say what his speech will touch on, besides “jobs and economic growth,” but he’s likely to unveil a dueling vision for lowering unemployment—and a sneak peek of the future legislative battles that will dominate the fall congressional schedule.

September 1, 2011 1:21 PM