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Monday, December 7, 2009

Daily Democratic Wire 12-7-2009

George Wenschhof

Today, president Barack Obama meets with Turkey Prime Minister -
Turkey has long been an ally of the U.S. but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not promising additional troops for Afghanistan. has more here.


Climate Summit begins in Copenhagen, Denmark -
a top European Union official; Andreas Carigren says the U.S. and China are not going far enough for this summit to be ruled a success. has more here.


Van Hollen calls for Bailout Funds to be used for job creation -
The Congressman from Maryland, who also chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says the president should use funds from the 700 Billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) to pay for any jobs programs he calls for in his speech tomorrow. has more here.


Speaking of TARP, the Treasury is reporting 328 Billion of the 370 Billion lent to Banks will be recovered -
this report will help pave the way for a 200 Billion jobs program to be paid for from the unused TARP funds. The NY Times has more here.


Low turnout expected in Massachusetts primary tomorrow -
the only position on the ballot is the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy. Attorney General Martha Coakley is the favorite to win the Democratic nomination over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, Stephen Pagliuca; co-Owner of the Boston Celtics, and Alan Khazei. The Republican race for the nomination is between State senator Scott brown and attorney Jack Robinson. The General Election for this special election will be held on January 19, 2010. has more here.


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