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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Unemployment Claims Up Last Week -
bad news for the struggling economy. Typically, unemployment claims drop at this time of the year due to seasonal job opportunities. has more here.


Weiner Needs To Go -
with the latest news being his wife is pregnant, the sex-tweet scandal continues to get all the publicity. Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) should resign immediately so the Democratic Party can get back to tackling the major issues at hand. The NY Times has more here.

Sex scandals are not new in the House - has a review of their top ten here.


Oh, Yeah and Those Budget Talks... -
Vice President Joe Biden resumes his talks today with leaders of Congress and White House advisers. You can read more here.

While the Senate "Gang of Six" try to talk Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to rejoin their talks. You can read more here.


AFL-CIO Urge Obama To Appoint Warren -
they join with liberal Democrats asking the president to use a recess appointment to name Elizabeth Warren as head of the newly formed Consumer Finance Protection Agency. Republicans will filibuster her appointment, otherwise. has more here.


Katherine Archuleta To Be Named Political Director of Obama Reelection Campaign -
She becomes the first Latina to hold this position on a major presidential campaign. Archuleta presently serves as chief of staff to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. has more here.


al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda Second In-Command Releases Video -
first communication from him since the death of bin Laden.


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