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Friday, May 6, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Jobless Claims Up, Unemployment Up to 9.0%, Dow Jones Drops -
the reason President Obama received such a small bounce in the polls upon the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden remains the economy. has more here.

President Obama inherited the tumbling economy, but he now own it,


Obama To Meet With SEALs Today -
yesterday, the president laid a wreath at a memorial service at Ground Zero in New York and met with first responders and 9/11 families. Today, Obama will first travel to Indianapolis to promote energy saving programs before heading to Fort Campbell in Kentucky, where he will meet with some of the SEALs involved in raid on the Bin Laden compound. has more here.


Biden Led Budget Talks To Continue -
the first meeting chaired by Vice President Joe Biden and held at the Blair House was productive according to the congressional leaders who attended. Discussions are underway to forge a consensus on how to reduce the national deficit over the next ten years and to raise the debt ceiling. Talks are expected to resume on Tuesday. has more here.


Ho Hum Republican Presidential Debate -
the first of the GOP primary debates was held last night in South Carolina and the only serious candidate present was former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post has his take here.


What Political Type Are You? -
Pew Research Center came up with a short quiz to see where you fit among political labels. You choose the answer closest to what you believe. Go ahead and take the quiz. It only takes a few minutes. I took it and based on my responses, was labeled a "solid liberal". You can take the quiz here.


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