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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Daily Democratic Wire 2-6-2010

George Wenschhof

President Obama and First Lady to host Superbowl party tomorrow -
among those on the guest list are member of congress, cabinet members and service members injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. has more here.


Ho-Hum Tea Party Convention greets Sarah Palin as keynote speaker tonight
- Fox News (Who else?) will televise her speech to the sparsely attended convention. This comes after former Representative Tom Trancedo (Col.) called president Obama a Socialist Ideologue who never would have been elected if there had been a literacy test for voters. has more here.

Only about 600 showed up to attend the $549 convention in Nashville, Tennessee and most complained about the cost being hardly befitting an organization that stands for fiscal restraint. Seems they have their work cut out for them as a new CNN poll shows 42% of the voters don't even know who they are or what they stand for. The NY Times has more


Maryland representative Frank Kratovil is one of 24 House Democrats who voted for PAYGO and against lifting the debt ceiling -
both measures passed, but this shows more clearly the Democrats in the House who are fearful of their reelection bids. Kratovil is a first term member of the House from a conservative district who won when the Republicans beat each other up in the 2008 primary. has more here.


Candy Crowley, new host for CNN's "State of the Union" has landed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as her guest on her first show -
other guests on the Sunday morning "Talking Heads" will be Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. has a detailed list of the guests here.


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Editor's Note:
due to a power outage caused by snowmogedden, this post was published too late to be included in yesterday's email updates sent to subscribers.

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