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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Crisis in Cairo Continues -
all eyes are on Egypt as demonstrations continue. Yesterday, President Mubarak allowed communication by ordering phone to be turned back on, after blocking it for two days. Internet communication continues to be disrupted. The action to restore phone service came after a conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama.

The Egyptian Cabinet has been disbanded with promises from Mubarak for more democracy. Demonstrators are calling for Mubarak to resign. The NY Times has more here.

Long an ally to America, how these actions unfold will be critical to the region.

Today, peaceful demonstrations are taking place with no riot police on site. The Egyptian army is on the scene, but no forceful action has taken place.

Stay Tuned...


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
below, has a preview. New White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is on CBS "Face The Nation" and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is on GOP friendly Fox News.


Obama to Release Budget on February 14 -
hardly a Valentine's gift for Americans. The 2012 fiscal year budget will face intense scrutiny as the current CBO estimate for Fy 2011 is 1.5 Trillion. The 14.3 Triliion debt ceiling for the U.s. is also expected to be reached in March so expect lots of political rhetoric following the release of the budget. You can read more here.


Romney To Host Fund Raising Call -
the former Massachusetts Governor is edging closer to announcing his bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Next week he will have a conference call with top donors of his campaign in 2008. has more here.

In the sixties, a term to describe Romney would have been "plastic" - looks good, but no substance. Whatever, the term is today for having "it", Romney doesn't have it. He highlights the problems Republicans have in fielding a competitive presidential candidate to go up against Obama.


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