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Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

GOP to Oppose New Spending Proposed By Obama -
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he will oppose any new spending proposed by the president in his state of the union address.

President Obama has indicated he will be proposing investment in education, research and technological innovation. The NY Times has more here.


Israeli-Palestine Papers Released -
secret papers detailing the long and difficult peace process threatens to derail the latest U.S. backed peace plan. The Guardian has more here.


Allen To Run for Senate -
Republican George Allen will announce today he is running to reclaim his Virginia Senate seat. Democrat Jim Webb beat him in the 2006 election. It was during that election campaign Allen used the word "macaca" to describe an outspoken person who had attended one of his political rallies. A reference that would go on to ensure his defeat. Webb has not announce if he will run for reelection. The Washington Post has more here.


Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to MSNBC -
the term limited governor will join a growing list of former politicians who enter the news broadcasting industry. He never shied away from the media and is known for his blunt statements on issues. He was also included in rumors as a contender for the White House Chief of Staff position filled by Bill Daley. Now, he will be paid for his opinion of the 2012 elections. has more here.


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Highlights -
in case you missed them, CNN's Candy Crowley provides a quick summary below.


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