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Friday, January 21, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama to Highlight Economy in Visit To New York -
he will visit Schenectady, the birthplace of GE. GE CEO Jeffery Immelt will be named to chair of the Council of Jobs and Competitiveness. has more here.

President Obama will need unemployment to drop closer to 8% from the current 9.6% rate by November 2012 or his reelection will be difficult.


Obama Reelection campaign To begin in March or April -
staffing changes have now been completed for the White House Staff and the committee to reelect the president. The campaign headquarters will be in Chicago, Illinois and the president is expected to file official paperwork in March or April. The Washington Post has a rundown of the personnel moves here.


Two Democrats Announce they will Run for Lieberman Senate seat -
it didn't take long for Democratic candidates to announce they will be campaigning for the open Senate seat of retiring Independent Senator Joe Lieberman. So far, former state Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and Representative Chris Murphy. has more here.


Afghan President Hamid Karzai Continues to Make it difficult To Support Him -
he latest lamebrain move is to delay the opening of Parliament as a unconstitutional court he appointed investigates vote fraud in last years election. The NY Times has a good read here.


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