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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Democratic Chatter 2-7-2009

George Wenschhof Bio

The weekly address by President Barack Obama this morning focused on his Stimulus Bill entitled "America Recovery and Reinvestment Plan". The Senate last night appeared to have reached a compromise with a vote expected on Tuesday. has more here. Part of the compromise included a reduction in spending from 900 to 780 Billion in the Senate bill. However, keep in mind the House bill was 819 Billion so the 780 Billion Senate version is only 5% lower than the House version. Click on the picture below to watch the weekly address.

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Last night, The President and family watched the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kennedy Center. Today, they will be taking their first trip to Camp David, the Presidential retreat in the Catoctin mountains near Thurmont, Maryland. has more here.


Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy speech received warmly in Munich, Germany - he was speaking to a international conference on security policy. He pledged America would not use torture and promised diplomacy. has more here.


CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta says no prosecution for those who used harsh interrogation techniques - when questioned, he indicated this was an Obama administration policy. This answer, much to the chagrin of the liberal netroots. Panetta is expected to be confirmed next week. has more here.


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