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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

White House Communication on Bin Laden Death Criticized -
the hesitation in releasing a photo of the dead Bin Laden, conflicting reports on whether he was armed when shot and the quick burial at sea are among the issues receiving criticism following the brilliantly executed raid inside Pakistan. has more here.

White House sources have told NBC News this morning a decision will be made today on the release of photos.


Obama Approval Rating Jumps 11 Points -
in a CBS News/Ny times poll following the death of bin Laden. The president's approval rating now stands at 57%. However, only 34% said they approved of the way Obama was handling the economy. has more here.

Libyan Rebels Want 3 Billion -
here we go again, as the economy within Libya is in shambles. Foreign countries have frozen assets of Gadaffi and the loosely banded group of rebels have no money. The question should be who are the rebels and where would the money go? The Washington Post has more here.


Huntsman Begins 2012 Presidential Bid -
within days of returning to the U.S. from his former position as Ambassador to China, he formed a federal political action committee. This allows him to raise money prior to making a formal announcement that he is running for the Republican nomination for President. has more here.


First GOP Presidential Debate Tomorrow -
will take place in Greenville, South Carolina. It is sponsored by Fox News and the South Carolina Republican Party. The participants will be Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and businessman Herman Cain. has more here.


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