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Friday, April 15, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

The Debacle in Libya Continues -
NATO now says it needs more planes. Meanwhile, alliance members Turkey and Germany oppose the action. This, as Gaddafi remains in power and the rebels are leaderless. BBC News has more here. Now, why was it the U.S. got involved in this military action? David Cameron, Nicholas Sarkozy and Barrack Obama are compelled to give their reasons in an op-ed here.


House and Senate Pass 2011 Budget -
the 39.5 billion cut has now been reported by the CBO as only 352 million - makes you wonder what all the fuss was about. The House vote was 267-167 with Pelosi led Democrats and Tea Party Republicans voting against - an odd combination. The Senate vote was 81-19 with 15 Democrats voting against. has more here.


Planned Parenthood and Health Care Votes Fail in Senate -
as part of the deal making that led to the budget agreement, these votes were put on the floor for a vote. The reason? - Both parties will use how a Senator voted on these measures in the 2012 election. And, so it goes..... You can read more here.


Should Oil Reserves Be Tapped? -
with gasoline hitting the $4 per gallon figure, more are saying it is time to tap into the U.S. oil reserves to keep the price down. President Obama says the U.S. needs to be cautious about using the reserves. has more here.


Strategy in Afghanistan Not Working -
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) questions the continued expense of 100 billion per year. has more


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