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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Democratic Chatter 1-10-2009

George Wenschhof Bio

President-elect Barack Obama continues focus on the economy in his weekly address - he spoke today on how his proposed 800 Billion to 1 Trillion Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will create up to 4 million jobs by 2010. has the video of his address here.


Vice-President elect Joe Biden continues overseas trip - He left Pakistan and is now in Afghanistan where he is expected to meet with President Hamid Karzai. Reuters .com has more here.


"Blago watch" continues - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's actions continues to drive Democrats crazy. Questions abound as to how to handle his appointment of Roland Burris to the vacant Obama Senate seat. The state supreme court ruled Burris did not need to have the signature of the state Secretary of State to be appointed and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had refused to accept Burris without the signature. Jesse White, the Secretary of State has not signed the certification so stay tuned. Meanwhile, the Illinois House voted to impeach the Governor. has more here.


Obama Cabinet Confirmation hearings begin - Tom Daschle's initial hearing for Health and Human Services went smoothly and Hilda L. Solis for Labor Secretary received some tough questions from Republicans over her support for Unions. has more here.


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