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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Mitt Romney Image Building On NBC -
latest attempt to "connect" with voters by the Republican presidential hopeful - it just does not work.

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Karzai Warns NATO -
the president of Afghanisatn; Hamid Karzai wants NATO to cease raids on Aghan homes in search of insurgents. His statements further illustrate the tough balancing act the U.S. has in staying in Afghanistan. Karzai, without the support of the U.S. would not even be in power at this point. has more here.

Meanwhile, Americans are growing weary of the war in Afghanistan and the cost of the war weighs heavily as consideration is underway to withdraw troops. The Washington Post has a good read here.


House Republicans To Hold Symbolic Debt Ceiling Vote -
today, to make a point, they will hold a vote on a measure that would increase the debt ceiling by 2.4 Trillion. No corresponding spending cuts will be included in the measure they will then vote against. has more here.

Seems a little childish and a waste of time.


Palin in Gettysburg on Day Two of "One Nation" Tour -
after a dust up from upstaging the Rolling Thunder event in D.C., Sarah Palin is in Gettysburg to tour the historic battlefields. Rumors are she will end up in Philadelphia with a photo shoot by the Liberty Bell. has more here.


Homes Prices Drop in March -
another sign the economy is struggling to gain momentum. Home prices fell below their 2009 low as a high inventory and weak demand impacted sales. has more here.


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