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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Daily Democratic Wire 2-7-2010

George Wenschhof

Yesterday,Obama tells Democrats attending their winter convention in D.C. he is not walking away from health care reform and is committed to change.

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Mitch Landrieu elected New Orleans Mayor
He won yesterday with 66% of the vote against eleven other challengers. He is the first White mayor of New Orleans since his father; Maurice "Moon" Landrieu left office in 1978. His sister Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is U.S. Senator. has more here.


Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) calls for the practice of earmarks to end
- she pointed out the craziness of earmarks which was being illuminated by Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) who has now blocked 70 appointees by President Obama due to a potentila loss of a military contract in his state. has more here.


House Democrats to force vote against the privitization of Social Security -
Representatives John Larson (D-Ct.) and Linda Chavez (D-Cal.) will introduce the legislation. The fear is Republicans are once again pushing for this change, even after the disasterous Wall Street collapse illustrated how bad an idea this is. has more here.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses Iran and N. Korea on CNN "State of the Union" -
appearing with new host Candy Crowley, Clinton spoke of how President Obama's policy of engagement has helped to bring the world together in opposing nuclear development in Iran and N. Korea.


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