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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daily Political Wire 1-12-2011

George Wenschhof

Palin Responds to Critics -
who pointed to her heated rhetoric and her use of a rifle's cross hairs to target Democratic candidates, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az.). She blamed the lame stream media of "blood libel" for adding to the hateful feelings that exist today in politics.

Her constant use of the phrase "don't retreat, reload" to her supporters has come under increased scrutiny and criticism. She attempts to respond to her growing critics below.

Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.


Tonight, President Obama will Address the Nation -
and the families of the victims when he speaks at a memorial service in Tucson, Arizona tonight. This will be another pivotal speech for the president as all eyes will be on him as he delivers his comments at 8:00 PM ET.

The NY times has a good read here
on how the move back to politics will unfold after the tragedy in Arizona.


House to Pass Resolution Today Honoring Gifford and Tucson Victims -
they will meet today to also discuss increased security for members of Congress. The bipartisan resolution will also honor those who acted bravely in response to the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona. You can read the text of the resolution here.


Boehner Rejects New Gun-Control legislation -
Representative Peter King (R-NY) plans to introduce legislation that will make it illegal to carry a gun within 1000 feet of a congressman. Other congressmen are also readying other gun-control legislation in the aftermath of the Tucson tragedy. has more here.


State of The Union will be January 25 -
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has invited President Obama to speak at a joint session of Congress on the 25th and the president has accepted that date to deliver his state of the union address. has more here.


Vice President Joe Biden in Pakistan -
after his visit to Afghanistan. The two countries are interlinked in the U.S. effort against terrorism in the region. Today, he is meeting with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to urge their continued crack down against Islamic militants within their country. has more here.


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