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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Daily Political Wire 9-21-2010

George Wenschhof

Yesterday, the town hall discussion with President Obama hosted by CNBC showed the difficulties facing the president and Democrats as mid term elections near -
the president was at ease and did a fine job answering the many questions. However, it was evident by the pain many questioners are experiencing, confidence in the economy and the future is weak. FirstRead has more here.


Republicans to announce new "Contract with America" Thursday -
what the platform will be should Republicans gain control of Congress will be spelled out. For the last 20 months the Republican Party of "No" has offered no alternatives to proposals offered by Democrats.

Now, with six weeks remaining to the mid term elections, Republicans are hoping this new "Contract with America" will have a similar impact as did Newt Gingrich's original back in 1994. has more here.


GOP Filibuster expected today in Senate on appropriations bill -
due to the inclusion of D.A.D.T. and the DREAM Act. Gay and Lesbian activists are calling for the vote even before the military survey of troops is complete. The pathway to U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants will also surely unite Republicans against the bill. The vote is expected at 2:00 PM and the moderate duo from Maine (Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe) will not be in support this time. has more here.


Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell faces questions on campaign spending -
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan group has filed a complaint she used $20,000 for non-campaign expenses. has more here.


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