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Friday, February 4, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Decision Day for Egypt? -
Protesters continue to demonstrate on what they are calling President Mubarak's "Day of Departure". Liberation Square in Cairo where up to a million protesters are expected is protected by the military in an effort to avoid further confrontations between pro and anti Mubarak demonstrators.

Below, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges immediate talks.


President Obama to Take question from Press Today -
after meeting with Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Expect the majority of the questions to be centered on the turmoil in Egypt. has more here.


Gallup Poll Shows Polarization in Year Two of Obama Administration -
the poll reflects what one would think who has followed politics over the last year. President Obama's approval rating among democrats was 81% and only 13% among republicans for a huge 68 point difference. has more here.


U.S. unemployment Drops to 9% -
however, only 36,000 new jobs were created last month. This clearly shows the difficulty in measuring accurate unemployment figures. nonetheless, this is the lowest reported monthly unemployment rate since April 2009. has more here.


Virginia Wants Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Bill Now -
the filed request would bypass the federal government's appeal of a lower court's decision which ruled against the individual mandate provision in the law. The Washington Post has more here.


House Republicans to Unveil 32 Billion in Cuts -
for the remainder of this fiscal year, down from the 100 billion promised during the mid term elections. The NY Times has more here.


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