WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has acceded to House
Speaker John Boehner's wishes to deliver an address on jobs and the
economy to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8. The president
had requested Sept. 7 for the long-anticipated speech.
In agreeing to Boehner's schedule, Obama's address will compete
with the opening game of the National Football League season -- a
conflict the White House wanted to avoid.
The change will allow a planned Sept. 7 Republican presidential debate to proceed without Obama upstaging it.
"We're aware of the situation and are communicating with the NFL," an NBC spokesman told ProFootballTalk.com.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.