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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Daily Political Wire 11-9-2010

George Wenschhof

Obama visits Indonesia -
where he lived from the age of 6-10. It is the home of one of the largest Muslin populations. The presidential trip was canceled twice previously, once due to the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The NY Times has more here.

The trip is likely to be shorter than planned due to a volcanic eruption and the fear of volcanic ash disrupting air travel.


Former President George W. Bush wisely held publication of his memoirs to after the mid term elections -
below is an excerpt of an interview with NBC Matt Lauer where bush defends the use of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.


Democrat Dan Malloy wins Connecticut Governor race -
Republican Tom Foley conceded yesterday, while pointing out election ireegularties did exist. You can read more here.


8 House races still undecided -
yesterday, two Democrats; Rick Larson (D-Wash.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) were declared winners. has more on the remaining undecided races here.

To date, Republicans have gained a total of 61 seats in the House.


Hoyer wins support of seven committee chairmen -
in his battle for the House Minority Whip position. Steny Hoyer (Md.), the current House Majority Leader is being challenged by the current majority whip James Clyburn (N.C.). The jockeying is due to Nancy Pelosi deciding to run for Minority Leader. has more here.


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