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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
the discussion will focus on the military conflict in Libya and the ongoing budget negotiations. Below, has a preview.


NATO Investigating Air Strikes Caused Civilian Deaths in Libya -
an unfortunate, but familiar outcome of military action. In spite of "smart bombs" and intelligence, innocent civilians often become casualties. has more here.

Any visions of short term U.S. involvement in Libya are fanciful, for as former Secretary of State Colin Powell said, when speaking of Iraq, "once you break it, you own it".

It is also important to note in regard to this undeclared war, the War Powers Act, limits U.S. military action to 60 days without authorization by Congress. Talking Points Memo has a good read here.


Radioactive Water Continues to Leak Into Ocean -
as long suspected, the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has cracks which have resulted in radioactive particles being released directly into the ocean. The impact is yet to be determined. The Washington Post has more here.


Republican National Committee Proposes Presidential Debates -
a series of six debates among Republican candidates is proposed with candidates also being asked to raise money for the party. This is actually a good idea and one the national political parties should have been doing for some time. has more here.


Major League Baseball Underway, Orioles in First Place! -
the sounds of Spring include those heard around the country at major league stadiums as the baseball season is underway. Hope springs eternal as the first games have been played. My beloved Baltimore Orioles began the long 162 game season with a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie looked like a Cy Young candidate as he pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits. After 13 years of losing seasons, Baltimore fans have hope with the off season acquisitions and emergence of a young starting pitching staff, the losing string will be over.

The Baltimore Orioles website has more here.


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