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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Tit For Tat -
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs asks Donald Trump for his tax returns for the last ten years. Just a day after President Obama finally released the long form version of his birth certificate. has more here.


Economy Grows Only 1.8% - Unemployment Claims Up -
down from 3.1% in last quarter of 2010. has more here. Initial unemployment claims were up 25,000 for the week - the highest level in three months. More on unemployment here.


Exxon's Profit Up 69% -
for the first quarter in 2011. has more here. This highlights the inequity in gas pricing as consumers are now paying over $4.00 per gallon at the pump. Discontinuing government oil subsidies is long overdo.


Senate To Vote On Ryan Budget -
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced he will schedule a vote on Representative Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) budget passed by the House. Reid knows the plan will not pass in the Senate, but he wants republicans to vote so Democrats can use against them in next year's elections. has more here.


Keith Olbermann is back with "Countdown" -
the one hour show will be aired on Current TV and begin on June 20 at 8:00 PM ET. It will have the same name as his show on MSNBC and will air Monday through Friday.


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