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Friday, February 18, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama Continues West Coast Visit -
promoting innovation and technology. Last night, in San Francisco, he met with Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt of Apple, Facebook, and Google fame to talk about job creation.

Today, Obama is in Oregon to meet with Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellino. The president is expected to name Otellino to an advisory council on job creation.


Union Collective Bargaining Rights Under Fire in Wisconsin -
Democratic officials fled to Illinois to avoid a state vote on the budget that, would in part, take away union bargaining rights. Keep on eye on how this unfolds as it has nationwide implications. You can read more here.


Maryland Moves Closer to Becoming Sixth State to Approve Gay Marriage -
24 state senators have publicly announced their support of the bill, signaling the likelihood the bill will pass, possibly as early as next week. Governor Martin O'Malley (D) has said he would sign the bill. The Baltimore Sun has more here.


Budget Battles Continue -
a confusing time for many American voters as Congress is grappling with a current budget continuing resolution which expires on March 4 and the fiscal year 2012 budget (begins October 1, 2011) just presented by the president.

House Republicans are hoping for a vote today to cut 60 Billion from the current FY 2011 budget. has more here.


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