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Monday, April 23, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments on Immigration - specifically, they will be looking at state's rights to enforce tough anti-immigration laws.  Arizona law SB1070 expanded state police authority and was challenged by the Obama administration.  The court will hear arguments beginning Wednesday.  The NY Times has more here.


John Edwards Trial Begins Today - after delay, the trial involving charges of improper use of campaign funds finally gets underway.  The case involves the use of funds to aid his mistress Rielle Hunter.  The Baltimore Sun has more here.


Lieberman Fans Fire on Secret Service Scandal - although, he continues to caucus with Democrats the Independent Connecticut Senator, called for further investigation as a 12th agent has been put on administrative leave.  The Washington Post has more here.


Speculation Continues on Romney VP Pick - the ususal suspects are Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.).  Former Florida Jeb Bush would make for a powerful pick, but he could overshadow Romney.

Look to see serious consideration given to picking an hispanic woman, for the obvious reasons of wooing the votes of women and hispanics - Perhaps, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. has more here.


Sarkozy Limps To Second Round of Presidential Election - the first time a sitting President of France has not won the first round of voting.  Socialist Francois Hollande won with 28.6% and Nicolas Sarkozy received 27.1%.  The second round of voting will be held May 6.  BBC News has more here.


Egyptian Companies Stop Gas Sales To Israel - in yet another sign of the deteriorating relations between the two countries. has more here. 


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