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Friday, April 29, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama To Alabama Today -
the president will tour tornado damaged areas of the state. An estimated 200 people were killed as the wave of deadly tornadoes hit the state. The Washington Post has more here.

The president will also attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor at Cape Canaveral today. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will also attend to watch the lift-off. Her husband Mark Kelly is one of the astronauts. This is the first trip outside of the hospital for Giffords since being shot in the head three months ago.


William and Kate Married -
one could not help but know this royal wedding was coming up. Yet, I was one would did not know it was today and it was already over by the time I tuned in to the morning news. If you missed the 6:30 AM ET wedding like I did, you can watch the vows exchanged below.

An estimated one million people were in the streets outside Buckingham Palace as the wedding took place.


More Democrats Calling for Deficit Reduction -
the nations debt ceiling will be reached within the next couple of weeks and some Democrats are joining Republicans in calling for meaningful budget cuts before agreeing to lift the limit. Democratic Senators Kent Conrad (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Pyror (Ark.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) are all now publicly calling for budget reductions. You can read more here.

House Republicans are discussing a plan to limit debt ceiling increases to two months at a time as a way to extract more budget cuts. has more here.


New Hampshire Democratic Party Files Finance Complaint Against Romney -
it did not take long for charges to be levied against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a front runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

The complaint centers on the flow of soft money from state political action committees to Romney's presidnetial campaign. has more here.


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