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Monday, May 30, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama visits Joplin -
yesterday, President Obama promised aid to the community of Joplin, Missouri. The White House Blog has more here.


Palin Steals Thunder -
yesterday, Sarah Palin hopped on a motorcycle during the annual Rolling Thunder run in Washington. Some were upset she upstaged the event intended to honor veterans. has more here.

Palin kicks off her northeast bus tour today.


House To Vote To End Military Action in Libya -
this week, the House will take up a resolution proposed by Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). While the resolution is not expected to pass, the vote is expected to be close. Last week, in a little reported vote, the House narrowly defeated a bill to speed up the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan by a 215-204 vote. has more here.


Bail Out #2 For Greece? -
in a sign, the worldwide financial crisis is not over, the European Union is working on putting together another loan to help the country avoid defaulting. Last May, Greece took a 110 Euro loan from the European Union and is expected to receive another 65 Euro loan soon. has more here.


Prominent Republican Governors Begin Setting Up Health Care Exchanges -
as the Republican Party continues to bash health care reform and work toward repeal, some Republican Governors are moving forward to implement. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour have both begun the process of setting up exchanges, which if not established by 2014, the federal government will do it for them. has more here.


Obama Administration Cracks down on Employers Hiring Undocumented Workers -
in a subtle move in efforts to introduce immigration reform. The NY Times has a good read here.

However, what is need is not piecemeal efforts such as the DREAM Act, but a comprehensive Immigration Reform Act passed by Congress, which addresses securing U.S. borders, creating a universal ID card, workplace enforcement, and a reasonable pathway to citizenship for the 11+ million undocumented immigrants in America.


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