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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear on all the major shows to discuss the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be on CNN "State of the Union". Republican presidential candidates Bachmann and Santorum are on CBS "Face The Nation". has a quick rundown below.


Reid To Bring Up Senate Vote on Another Component of The American Jobs Act -
the Senate, by use of the filibuster, has already torpedoed the overall bill and a 35 billion component to aid to help states and municipalities keep teachers and first responders.

Next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will introduce another component; a 50 billion investment in infrastructure and transportation projects. has more here.


Harkin Pushes For "No Child Left Behind" Reform -
Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) who chairs the Senate education committee, received a 15-7 vote on a bill which will rewrite the federal government role in overseeing public schools. The NY Times has more here.


GOP Presidential Candidate Hopefuls To Speak at Iowa Faith and Coalition Dinner -
Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul and Perry will attend. You can watch on CSPAN here.


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