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Monday, October 24, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama Heads West To Push Jobs Act and Raise Campaign Funds -
first, the president will visit Las Vegas and then he is off to California before arriving in Denver. After, Senate Republicans joined by a handful of Democrats blocked the American jobs Act and and a subsequent attempt to pass aid to states and municipalities for teachers and first responders, Obama is still pushing for passage of components of his Jobs bill. You can read more here.

On Tuesday, Obama will tape a segment for "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.


Obama Administration Falls Short on Helping Housing Market -
in spite of declared goals of assisting homeowners "upside down" with mortgages higher than the worth of their homes. Foreclosures continue and government funded mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae struggle to survive. The Washington Post has a good read here.


Obama To Use Executive Orders As Congress fails to Act -
The NY Times reports the Obama administration frustrated over the lack of action by Congress, will move forward with executive style action on the economy, housing and education. You can read more about the "We Can't Wait" campaign here.


Two-Thirds of Voters Feel United States Is In Decline -
in a poll conducted by, 69% felt the u.S. is in decline. 57% predict kids will not live better lives than their parents. has more here.


Americans Want Popular Vote To Determine President -
the latest Gallup poll reflecting what most already knew. 62% want the president determined by popular vote instead of the Electoral College. has more here.


Huntsman on Colbert Report -
probably the only place where Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will get heard these days. With little in the campaign coffers and making no effort to appeal to the far right wing Republicans, his days of campaigning are limited. Huntsman will appear tonight and you can watch here.


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