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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who will make her official presidential candidate announcement Monday, will be on two shows. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is being courted by many Republican politicos, will appear on NBC "Meet the Press". More budget talk expected as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) are also guests. has a quick rundown of the guests below.


New York Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill - late Friday, the state senate voted 33-29, with four Republicans joining 29 Democrats in making New York the largest state to pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill minutes before midnight and it will become law in thirty days. The NY Times has more here.


Federal Judge Blocks Indiana Immigration Law -
two sections of the law drew a rebuke from the Judge. One,
that allows state and local police to arrest anyone ordered deported by an immigration court and the other that would prohibit any person in the state, other than a police officer, from knowingly accepting or offering a consular ID card as a valid form of identification. has more here.


Obama to Meet with GOP Leaders Monday on Budget -
The president and vice president Joe Biden will meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in the morning and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the afternoon. This announcement comes after Representative Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he will no longer participate in negotiations led by Vice President Biden. has more here.


American Crossroads GPS To Spend Millions Crticizing Obama on the Economy -
below is an ad being run, by one of the mega conservative groups, with the purchase of 5 million in television air time.


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