Thank you for visiting our website

Featuring breaking political news and commentary on local, state, and national issues.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Democratic Chatter 2-28-2009

George Wenschhof Bio

Today, in his weekly address to the nation, President Barack Obama discusses his budget he submitted to Congress. He speaks on how his budget will fulfill his campaign promises in regard to a fair tax code, energy, health care, and education. has the full transcript of the speech and the video you can watch here.


Health and Human Services Secretary to be announced next week - White house Press secretary Robert Gibbs says it is likely the president will announce his pick. This is the last Cabinet position and has been without a nominee since Tom Daschle withdrew due to embarrassing tax issues. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is said to be the front runner. has more here.


Appeals Court allows warrantless wiretapping case can continue - in a case involving a Islamic charity in Oregon and the U.S. - the Bush administration and now the Obama administration had argued the case would jeopardize national security. has more here.


Education Secretary Arne Duncan favor longer school year for students - this is one of the suggestions he is considering as a way to improve their academic achievements. He argues China and India have longer school years than the U.S. has more here. I do not see the logic in this argument at all. if the current educational system is not working as well as we want, extending the length will not do a thing to improve what is presently broken.


To receive "Daily Email Updates" from Air-it-Out with George Wenschhof, click on "Subscribe to this feed" below.

No comments: