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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Daily Political Wire 6-26-2010

George Wenschhof

Today, President Obama is attending G-20 Meetings in Toronto -
discussions continue with the leaders of the largest economies in the world. Disagreement exists as to when and how much to cut back public spending. The NY Times has more here.


Sunday morning "Talking Heads" lineup -
expect the conversations to be centered on the firing of General Stanley McChrystal and the hiring of General Petraeus, the Wall Street Reform bill reported out of conference committee, the G-20 meetings and of course, the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

NBC "Meet The Press" - Senator John McCain (R-Az.)

CBS "Face The Nation" - Senators Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.).

ABC "This Week" - C.I.A. Director Leon Panetta

CNN "State of The Union" - Senators John Cornyn (D-Tex.), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

Fox News Sunday - Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calf.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), former Arizona Governor Mike Huckabee, and Liz Cheney.


President Obama to press for Energy/Climate bill -
with two large legislative initiatives almost passed ( health care and financial reform), the president wants a comprehensive energy bill this session as well.

The horrific BP oil spill in the Gulf highlights the need for a new U.S. energy policy. The president will invite a bipartisan group of Senators to the white House next Tuesday to discuss. has more here.


Organizing for America (OFA) Begins Voter Registration Effort -
they have developed a great online source of information for voters, regardless of the state in which they live. information is there for early voting, voting registration and primary election dates as well as the reminder of November 2 General Election Day. Click here: to get started.


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