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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Daily Democratic Wire 7-28-2009

George Wenschhof

Today, President Barack Obama will attend a telephone town hall meeting in D.C. hosted by the AARP - It begins at 1:30 PM ET and will be moderated by the host of AARP "Prime Time Radio" Mike Cuthbert. The organization which represents 50 and older Americans will have a phone in period from their members to ask questions about health care reform. The AARP has more here.


Sotomayor vote today at 10:00 AM ET - the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to approve and move her confirmation to a full Senate vote. It appears the only Republican on the committee who will vote for Sonia Sotomayor is Lindsay Graham (S.C.) which would make the vote 13-6 in favor of the supreme court justice nominee.


Obama, Gates and Crowley set for Happy Hour Thursday at 6:00 PM ET - heck of a way to get invited to the White House. The highly publicized incident in Cambridge, Mass. has caused many to look at racial profiling that still exists today. President Obama invited Sgt. James Crowley and Professor Gates to join him for a beer at the White House. has more here. I hear Professor Gates does not drink beer, but one would believe the White House Bar is fully stocked.


Vice President Joe Biden to discuss 1 Billion Stimulus fund aid to police today in Philadelphia - he will be joined by Attorney General Eric Holder. The money will be awarded to police departments across the country to help avoid lay-offs. You can read more here.


U.S. - China talks continue today - President Obama addressed the meeting yesterday acknowledging U.S and China relations will shape the future of the world. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are set to resume talks with their Chinese counterparts today. It seems everything is on the table from the economy to the environment. Remember, China holds 800 Billion of U.S. debt. has more here.


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