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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Daily Political Wire 1-15-2011

George Wenschhof

Reince Priebus New Republican National Committee Chair -
after four rounds of voting by the 168 member committee, Michael Steele withdrew and threw his support to Maria Cino. Priebus won after seven rounds of balloting. has more here. Interestingly, Cino had been endorsed by former Vice President Dick Cheney and House Speaker John Boehner - additionally, Boehner turned down a flight on Air Force One to the Arizona Memorial Services in order to attend an event for Cino.


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Preview -
below, has a preview of the upcoming political discussion shows. As one would expect, conversation will focus on the tragedy in Arizona, possible gun control legislation and the repeal of health care legislation scheduled for a vote in the House Wednesday.


Oboma and Hu To Meet Next Week -
the meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White house will be scrutinized by many. Interestingly, House Speaker John Boehner turned down an invitation by president Obama to a state dinner reception. Human rights, currency issues, trade, Taiwan and the heightened tension in the Koreas will certainly be discussed. The Washington Post has more here.


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