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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Netanyahu Says Differences With Obama Exaggerated -
this comes after the Israeli prime Minister criticized President Obama for calling for a return to the pre-1967 war borders. This statement by Netanyahu comes right before President Obama is to deliver a speech to pro Israel lobby organization AIPAC. The NY Times has more here.


Daniels Out of the Running For GOP Presidential Nomination -
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said he will not run, using his wife and children as the excuse, saying "I love my country; I love my family more." has more here.

Many Republican strategists were hoping Daniels would run, thinking a moderate from the Midwest would be a formidable candidate. Republicans are left with a lackluster field of candidates with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the front runner.


Lagarde likely To Lead IMF -
with the arrest and resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has emerged as the front runner for the position to head the International Monetary Fund. The Washington Post has more here.


War Powers Act Comes Into Play with Libya -
the act passed in 1973, requires Congressional approval of presidential military actions within sixty days and if not granted, military actions to end within the next thirty days.

Sixty days after beginning U.S. military involvement in Libya, President Obama has sent a letter to Congress, asking for approval. has more here.


Keep an Eye On NY District 26 Special Election -
political analysts are viewing this race as a possible referendum on Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) budget deficit proposal which targets changes in Medicare. It has become a big campaign issue in this election, with Democrat Kathy Hochul leading Republican Jane Corwin by 4 points in the latest poll. Tons of outside money has been poured into this election which will be held Tuesday. Stay Tuned.. has more here.


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