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Monday, December 27, 2010

Daily Political Wire 12-27-2010

George Wenschhof

Snow Storm Cuts into Travel and Spending -
thankfully after suffering back to back blizzards a year ago, my niche in the East Coast located 40 miles west of D.C., missed the storm which has hammered much of the upper east coast, closing airports and cutting into after Christmas spending by consumers. has more here.


President Obama attends Sunday Church Services -
at a chapel located on the marine base where he visited troops on Christmas Day. The president has been criticized by some for not regularly attending church services in Washington. The Caucus has more here.


Who will be the new Statesmen in Congress? -
the Lion in the Senate; Ted Kennedy passed away, Chris Dodd has retired, so who is left to bring sense and reason to a very convoluted and presently polarized partisan government process? The NY Times has more here.


Murkowski to finally be Declared Winner in Alaska Senate Race - Joe Miller announced today he will not contest the certification of Lisa Murkowski as the winner in the election held on November 2. However, he said he would continue his legal fight to throw out misspelled votes for Murkowski. The Judge who issued a stay on the certification of Murkowski must now decide whether to lift his stay and allow Murkowski to be sworn in. The Washington Post has more here.


What Programs will Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner Propose Cutting? -
a question mostly left unanswered during the mid term election campaign. He wants to cut 100 Billion from the 1 Trillion budget, which is about 3 per cent. He'll have his first chance to do so when the continuing resolution expires March 4. has more here.


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