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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Daily Political Wire 1-2-2011

George Wenschhof

Republican Fred Upton (R-Mich.) Says House will vote to Repeal Health care prior to state of the union address -
he feels the votes are there to repeal. The question remains; is this just for show? The Senate will not vote to repeal and the president would veto the bill if it did pass. has more here.


DNC Chair Tim Kaine Says No Serious Challenge to Obama in 2012 Democratic Primary -
appearing on CNN "State of The Union", he also said the success of the lame duck session showed compromise was possible in the incoming congress. Kaine will serve as chair of the Democratic National Committee for the next two years. You can read more here.


Changes Coming in House will be Dramatic -
while, just about everyone knows John Boehner (R-Ohio) will be the new Speaker of the House, all of the major House committees will now be chaired by Republicans. has a look at these changes and what they might mean here.


Top Foreign Policy Issues to watch in 2011 -
while much attention will, rightfully so, be on improving the economy, foreign policy also remains important. From Afghanistan/Pakistan, Iraq, China, to North and South Korea as well as the Israel/Palestine stalled peace process. The Telegraph has more here.


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