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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Daily Democratic Wire 9-20-2009

George Wenschhof

This morning President Barack Obama will appear on most of the Sunday morning "Talking Heads" - as he continues to push for health care reform.

Obama will focus on foreign policy on Tuesday when he meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. has more here.

The President will also meet with the G-20 nations this week and discuss the global economy. has more here.


Creigh Deeds (D) closes gap with Robert McDonnell (R) in Virgina Governor race - in mid-August, Deeds was 15 points down to McDonnell. After revelations surfaced pertaining to McDonnell's ultra conservative view on women's rights in a thesis written twenty years ago, a recent poll shows McDonnell leading by only 4 points; 51-47. The Washington Post has more here.


Obama asks Paterson to drop out of NY Governor race - reports are circulating the president or one of his advisers recently asked the Governor not to run for reelection as they fear he will surely lose. Democrats do not want to lose the Governor seat in New York. In March of 2008 Paterson who was Lt. Governor assumed the Governor position when Eliot Spitzer resigned amid a prostitute scandal. has more here.


John Edwards and Rielle Hunter remain in the news - the former Democratic candidate for President in 2008 is reportedly moving toward admitting he is the father of the child of his former mistress. A grand jury is still reviewing information surrounding the payment of campaign funds to a company owned by Hunter and if payments made to Hunter by others should have been declared as campaign donations. The NY Times has more here.


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