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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Daily Political Wire 12-30-2010

George Wenschhof

Stocks gain, Unemployment Filings Drop -
good news to end the year. New unemployment filings dropped 34,000 to the lowest since July 2008. has more here.

The Dow Jones closed at 11,585, the highest level in two years. You can read more here.


Christine "I am Not a Witch" O'Donnell Under Investigation for misuse of campaign funds -
the former tea party Senate candidate in Delaware has long been accused of spending campaign funds for rent and other personal uses. has more here.

O'Donnell denies having done anything wrong. The NY Times has more here.

Obama makes Recess Appointments -
yesterday, the president announced ambassador appointments and a deputy attorney general. The appointments had been held up by various Republicans who objected to the nominees.James Cole was appointed as Deputy A.G. and Robert Ford as Ambassador of Syria. The Washington Post has more here.


Obama Has 47% Approval Rating -
the latest Gallup poll shows the president did not receive an immediate bounce after the successful end of the lame duck session of congress. in fact, his approval rating dropped 2 points. has more here.


Do you have your thoughts of the top Political Gaffes of 2010? -
below, CNN highlights theirs:


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