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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Women. Latinos, and Independents Key to 2012 Election - Both, Democratic pollster Mark Penn and Republican pollster Linda DiVall say these voting blocs will be critical in this election. has more here.


Brown Has 15 million Cash On Hand - a large sum for his defense of his Massachusetts Senate seat against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.  The Scott Brown campaign reporting raising 3.4 million in the first quarter. has more here.


Romney Delegate Lead Tough To Overcome - Mitt Romney now has 573 delegates compared to 202 deleagtes for Rick Santorum.  Newt Gingrich has only 132 and Rep. Ron Paul has only 26.  The total needed to secure the Republican Party nomination is 1,144.  You can read more here.


U.S. Intelligence Adds To Iran Negotiations - U.S. stealth drones have been flying over Iran for three years, undected, before one malfunctioned and crashed recently.  The intelligence received has aided the effort by western nations to ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear arms program. 

Friday, the U.S. will be joined by Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany for talks with Iran.  The talks will be focused on eliminating any nuclear weapon developing and providing for permanent inspectors in return for a commercial only nuclear program.  The Washington Post has more here.


Afghanistan To Assume Authority on "night-time" Raids - a sore spot in U.S - Afghan relations.  This announcement comes after the accidental burning of Qurans on a military base and the shooting of 17 civilians by a U.S. soldier. has more here.


Syria Wants More Guarantees Before Implementing Peace Plan - before, they withdraw military forces, the Syrian government wants assurances insurgents will lay down their arms and stop fighting. has more here.


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