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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Daily Democratic Wire 2-2-2010

George Wenschhof

Today, President Barack Obama is off to Nashua, New Hampshire for a town hall meeting and to tour small businesses -
this is part of the roll out of his proposed 30 billion plan to help small businesses obtain loans. The money would come from repaid loans to the TARP (bail out) bill and go to community banks to facilitate easily lending. The Washington Post has more here.


In case you missed the President yesterday answering your YouTube questions about his State of The Union address, you can watch below.


Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks today at the funeral for former Maryland Republican Senator Charles "Mac" Mathias" -
services will be held at the Washington National Cathedral. The Frederick News Post has more here.


Will Illinois primary today show more voter anger toward incumbents?
Two Democratic races to watch are incumbent Governor Pat Quinn facing Dan Hynes and party supported Alexi Giannoulias versus David Hoffman. Hoffman and Hynes are coming on strong at the end. Chris Cillizza and "The Fix" has more here.


Senate Armed Services Committee to hear testimony on "Don't Ask, Don't tell" policy -
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen will testify on the need to end the policy banning openly gay individuals from serving in the armed services. has more here.


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