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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Blame Game Begins in Super Committee Failure -
as one would expect, the fingers are pointing by Republicans and Democrats. In reality, both sides contributed to the inability to reach agreement on 1.2 Trillion in cuts over a ten year period.

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post has his take here and Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) who co-chaired the super committee has his thoughts here.


Obama in New Hampshire Today -
The President will push for the extension of the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year while speaking at a High School. You can read more here.


Republican Presidential Candidate Debate Tonight -
it will be held at DAR Constitutional Hall in D.C. and begin at 8:00 PM. Sponsored by CNN, The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institution.

The debate comes as Newt Gingrich has moved up in the polls and is either leading or tied with Mitt Romney. has more here. has five things to look for in tonight's debate here.


Lawsuit Filed in New York Redistricting -
the inability of agreement to be reached on redistricting has led a group to sue asking for a special master be appointed. has more here.


Egypt Turmoil Enters Fourth Day -
protesters unhappy with the slow pace the military is taking in handing over control of governing continue to clash with police. the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of President Mubarak are scheduled for next week. The NY Times has more here.


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