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Monday, January 16, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama celebrates Martin Luther King Day with Community Service -
the President and First Family will participate in a community service project in the D.C. area today. A tradition started as a way to honor Martin Luther King's legacy. has more here.


Huntsman Drops Out and Endorses Romney -
a move I expected following a disappointing third place finish in New Hampshire. Republican Jon Huntsman will make the announcement at a press conference from Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina this morning. You can read more here.


S.C. State Senator Tom Davis Endorses Paul -
furthering damaging the prospects of a win by Rick Santorum in the S. Carolina primary. Davis is a fiscal conservative with tea party support. has more here.


Romney Leads Latest National Poll -
A Fox News Poll of the republican presidential candidates has Romney at 40%, Santorum 15%, Gingrich 14%, Paul 13%, Perry 6% and Huntsman at 5%. You can read more here.

Look to see Texas Governor Rick Perry be the next one to drop out, most likely following a disappointing finish in the S. Carolina primary.


Pakistan Issues Contempt Order Against Prime Minister Gilani -
adding more intrigue to an already volatile condition. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has refused judicial orders to begin government prosecution against President Asif Ali Zardari on an old money laundering case.

The struggle for control of Pakistan between the government, military and the judicial system is one to keep an eye on. The Washington Post has more here.


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