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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Daily Political Wire 12-28-2010

George Wenschhof

Obama and Clinton - Most Admired -
President Obama topped the Gallup poll for the third straight year with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the most admired woman for 2010. has more on the poll results here.


Obama to Unveil 2012 Budget in Mid February -
the deficit has been running over 1 trillion for the first two years of the Obama administration, as the emphasis has been on stimulating the anemic economy. Now, effort with be on a more lean budget. has more here.

The timing is a little strange or brilliant as the continuing resolution for fiscal year 2011 with come to an end on March 4. This means the budget for the remainder of 2011 and 2012 will be front and center on Capitol hill come Valentines Day.


How Will New Congress Operate? -
a good question which many are awaiting the answer. President Obama aided by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) showed in the lame duck congress that they were able to attract Republicans to vote with them and pass legislation. Thirteen Republican senators broke ranks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to ratify the New START Treaty. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post has his take here.


Maryland Barbara Mikulski to Become Longest Serving Woman Senator -
when she is sworn in to serve her fifth term, she will pass the record of 24 years held by the late Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine).
Below, CNN has a short interview with her.


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