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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Panetta To Be Nominated For Secretary of Defense -
hardly a secret, President Obama will make it official that the Leon Panetta, who is C.I.A. director will be the one to replace Robert Gates who had announced his retirement from the position some time ago.

General David Petraus who is currently overseeing the U.S. operation in Afghanistan will be nominated to replace Panetta as director of the C.I.A. has more here.


Pakistan Tells Karzai to Turn to China for Help -
the Wall Street Journal is reporting Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a recent meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, urged him to turn to China for help in making peace with the Taliban. You can read more here.


White House Releases Obama Birth Certificate -
Donald Trump has been having a field day questioning the birth certificate of the president, playing off the long held "birther" issue held by some. You can see both the short and long form birth certificates here.

President Obama addressed the issue of his birth place in a morning press conference and Donald Trump when questioned by the press said he was pleased he was able to get the president to answer this long held question.


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Looks like the new U.S. Secretary of State will have his hands full.

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