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Monday, May 16, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

President Obama To Visit Memphis -
to personally tour the flood damage. Later. he will give the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School.

After, returning to Washington, he will attend two DNC fundraisers tonight.


Obama Strong in Politico/George Washington University Poll -
"the economy and jobs" and "government spending and the budget deficit" are the top issues. 52% favor President Obama's handling of the job. has more here.


Will Trump Run? -
it appears a decision will be forthcoming soon by Donald Trump after meeting with his NBC producers of "Celebrity Apprentice". look to see the decision be "No". The Politico/GW poll referenced above shows more than two-thirds believe trump has no chance of being elected president. I agree. has more here.


NY District 26 Special Election a Harbinger for 2012? -
Democrat Kathy Hochul, Republican Jane Corwin and Independent Jack Davis face off next Tuesday in what is becoming a referendum on Representative Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposal to change Medicare. Republicans are fighting back with accusations Hochul is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.). Chris Cillizza has more here.


Israel/Palestine Violence Erupts -
on the date Israel was established in 1948, clashes took place on three borders of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria as Palestinians protested. has more here.

Wonder who will be the replacement for U.S. Middle east Envoy George Mitchell?

President Obama will deliver a major Middle East speech at the State Department on Thursday. Tomorrow, Obama will meet with King Abdullah of Jordan and on Friday, will meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. has more here.


British Commander Calls for Expansion of Effort in Libya -
a familiar refrain from military commanders who find themselves involved in conflicts such as the one in Libya. Fearing a stalemate, General Sir David Richards wants to bomb the country's infrastructure. The NY Times has more here.

Remember what former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said about Iraq; "if you break it, you own it."


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