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Monday, August 10, 2009

Daily Democratic Wire 8-10-2009

George Wenschhof

President Barack Obama to conclude talks in Mexico today - the two days of meetings with Mexico President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have concentrated on trade issues, the economy, the H1N1 Flu and clean energy. has more here.


Pelosi and Hoyer write op-ed on health care reform - in a well written piece the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) speak of the importance of health care reform. In spite of the right-wing nuts who are attempting to disrupt town hall meetings, Congressmen will continue to reach out to discuss the merits of reform during the summer recess. USAToday has the op-ed here.

-------------------- debuts - tired of listening to all the whacked out and untrue rumors on health care reform spread by angry and misinformed Republicans? You can now go to a White House website to get a health insurance reform reality check. Go to it often, get the answers and share them with your friends.


Big Bonuses on Wall Street trying to make a comeback - what amazed many Americans was the revelation that many stock traders had been guaranteed multi-million dollar bonuses regardless of whether the company made money as the result of their efforts. The Obama administration has Kenneth Feinberg overseeing how bonuses are paid to seven companies that received 2 or more bailouts from the federal government. The NY Times has a good read here.


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