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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Grimes Begins Race to Unseat McConnell - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes previewed the launch of her U.S. Senate campaign with a video posted online.

She says in the video, senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has "wasted decades blocking legislation that would have helped Kentucky and our country."


Death Toll Rises to 72 as Egyptian Military Cracks Down on Protesters - The death toll from clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has risen to 72, the health ministry reported Sunday, as both sides appeared to harden their resolve and doubts grew about the chances for national reconciliation.
The bloodied and mangled bodies of dozens of Morsi’s Islamist supporters lined the floors of an improvised hospital in eastern Cairo after security forces launched an attack against demonstrators calling for Morsi’s reinstatement. The Washington Post has more here.

Obama To Meet With Senate and House Democrats on Wednesday -President Barack Obama will make a rare trip to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday, according to several sources.

Obama is heading to Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday, where he will appear at an Amazon facility. That speech, the second in a series of economic addresses by Obama, will cover manufacturing and the creation of high-wage jobs, the White House announced.

On Wednesday, Obama will travel down Pennsylvania Ave. to meet with Democrats on both sides of the Capitol, according to Hill sources. Topics for discussion are expected to include the economy and job growth, especially the president’s proposals to address both issues. has more here.


Weiner's Campaign Manager Quits - Former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) bid for New York City mayor faced another setback Saturday with reports his campaign manager quit the team.

The New York Times reported that Danny Kedem, the head of Weiner’s campaign, resigned following last week’s disclosures that the candidate had continued sending explicit sexual messages to young women on the internet long after the same revelations forced him to resign his House seat in 2011.


Teresa Heinz Kerry Released from Hospital - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to the ketchup company fortune, was released Saturday from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where she was treated for a seizure she experienced on July 7.

Doctors said they expect Heinz Kerry to complete a full recovery at home after some limited out-patient treatment, read a statement released by Kerry's spokesman Glen Johnson.
Heinz Kerry, 74, was admitted to the hospital following an experience of seizure-like symptoms at the family's Nantucket home.

"It was amazing, a miracle," Heinz Kerry said of her care and caregivers, according to the statement. "They are the kindest people, who love what they do and do it superbly well."attention of the group at Spaulding. I've always known Massachusetts is blessed to have some of the greatest health care in the world, but we've just lived it, and are grateful to all."  NBC News has more here.


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