President Obama has accepted House Speaker John Boehner’s request to postpone his planned jobs speech by a day, after the White House announced Wednesday that it was scheduling the address for the same night as a GOP 2012 primary debate in California.

We appreciate the President working with us tonight and look forward to hearing his new proposals,” a Boehner spokesman said.

Earlier Wednesday, Obama’s letter to congressional leaders had requested to speak before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., which is the very same time as the scheduled GOP two-hour debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The president, however, first needed permission from congressional leaders in order to deliver the address.

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