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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Union Busting in Wisconsin Could Be boon For Democrats -
the success of Republican Governor Walker in ending collective bargaining for public service employees could become a rallying cry for Democrats running for office in 2012. The NY Times has more here.


Gay Marriage fails in Maryland - after passing in the more conservative state senate, the bill died without receiving a vote in the House. While Maryland democratic Governor Martin O'Malley had publicly said he would sign the bill, he did not actively work to garner support of it. The Baltimore Sun has more here.


Congressional Budget Stalemate Continues - agreement has been elusive on the budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. House Republicans are preparing another continuing resolution, this one for three weeks which includes 6 billion in cuts. The current 2 week extension expires next week. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says this is the last time he will support a short term agreement. has more here.


Japan Disaster Puts Spotlight on Dangers of Nuclear Power -
as support for nuclear power plants have been increasing in the United States. Five nuclear power plants in Japan are in jeopardy as power generators have been disabled effecting their critical cooling process. Some radiation has been released and the fear is rising of more radiation being released as evacuations have been ordered. Construction of nuclear power plants in the U.S. stalled after the accident at the Three Mile Island Plant in Pennsylvania. The Washington Post has more here.


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
the Japan disaster, the budget crisis and the race for the Republican 2012 presidential nomination are among the topics for tomorrow. Below, has a preview of the guests.


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