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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama Calls on House Republicans To Pass Tax Cut Extension -
the President will be joined by people who will have their taxes go up as of January 1. He will address the nation at 12:15 PM ET Today. The Wall Street Journal has more here.

House Speaker John Boehner will hold a press conference at 10:00 AM ET.


Jobless Claims Hit 31/2 Year Low -
the Labor department said the 364,000 was the lowest level since April of 2008. You can read more here.


Justice Department To Rule On S. Carolina Voter ID Law -
a decision to watch as some states move toward more restrictive voter ID laws. S. Carolina is subject to review of their voter laws by the U.S. Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act due to a history of discrimination. has more here.


Ohio Redistricting Pits Kucinich Against Kaptur -
Democratic Representatives Dennis Kucnich and Amy Kaptur were put in the same district as a result of redistricting by a Republican controlled state legislature. The winner may face Sam Wurzelbacher "Joe The Plumber" in the General Election. has more here.


Zardari in Trouble in Pakistan -
keep an eye on Pakistan, as the Army has made it clear they are fed up with President Asif Ali Zardari. has an exclusive here.


Violence Erupts in Baghdad as Maliki Threatens to Abandon Power Sharing Agreement -
some violence was expected as U.S. Troops exited the country. But, political moves by Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki have stoked the fire. The Ny Times has more here.


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