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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Democratic Chatter 11-29-2008

George Wenschhof

President-elect Barack Obama issued a statement last night on Mumbai - He sent his condolences to the families of those who had lost their lives in the terrorist acts and also spoke with India Prime Minister Singh. America must stand with India and all nations committed to destroying terrorist networks. He also reiterated their is one president at a time and that he has been grateful for the cooperation he has received from President George W. Bush and his staff. The Wall Street Journal has the statement here.


President Bush will address the nation on the terrorist attacks in India - He returns to D.C. this afternoon after spending Thanksgiving at Camp David and is expected to make a statement upon his return.


Indian military root out last terrorists - the death count is near 200 as a result of the terrorists acts. President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan has promised complete cooperation in the investigation as claims the terrorists were from Pakistan are being heard. has an update on the situation here

As radical Islamic militants battle to destabilize India and Pakistan, it is important for the two countries to work together against terrorism. The Washington Post has more here.


Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sends fundraising letter to help Chambliss in Georgia - Georgia is one of the two remaining states to determine who won the U.S. Senate race. A runoff election will be held December 2 after incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) failed to win a majority of the vote. His opponent is democrat Jim Martin. McCain's letter was full of all the red meat sayings such as the need to stop the liberals reach 60 in the Senate and the need to keep liberals from raising your taxes. he also used what is now a very tired and old refrain, asking them to go into battle one more time to support Chambliss. The Chicago Tribune has more here.


Who will fill Obama's Senate seat? - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) has not named the replacement but may have slipped when he announced Representative Danny Davis as Senator. Other front runners are Representatives Jesse Jackson Jr., Jan Schakowsky, and Luis Gutierrez. has more here.


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