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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

General Election Presidential Debates Scheduled -
yep, that's right and there will be three of them in October next year. The dates are October 3, 16 and 22 and they will be held at the University of Denver, Hosfstra University and Lynn University. has more here.

The lone vice-president debate will be held on October 11.

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the schedule yesterday. They will determine formats over the next several months and will choose moderators by next summer.

The GOP candidate and the Obama campaign will certainly add their input in regard to format. Stay tuned....


Obama Continues To Push American Jobs Act - Today, it is a media blitz live from the White House. The president will give interviews with nine local television reporters and give Hearst Television network access throughout the day. Cabinet Secretaries will also be present to talk about how passage of the bill will aid Americans.

The bill has been blocked by Republicans in Congress. The Washington Post has more here.


Cain Campaign Response to Sexual Harassment Under Scrutiny -
as one would expect from a candidate for president. The ever changing responses have ranged from total denial to acknowledging a settlement was paid. has more on the developing story here.

One would think a serious contender for the Republican Party nomination for president would have realized this information would come out at some point in the campaign and would have had a response prepared or have taken a proactive stance and discussed the issue with voters. Stay tuned...


Will Republican Primary Battles Help Democrats in Battle for the House? -
the thought of ultra conservative candidates battling incumbent Republican Representatives in primary contests across the country has Democrats plotting their return to a majority in the House. has a good read here.


U.S. Stops UNESCO Funding -
in response to their granting full membership to Palestine, the U.S. announced they will not make a 60 million payment. The U.S. currently funds 20% of the UNESCO budget. This is not the first time the U.S. has withdrawn from UNESCO. It was also done under President Reagan and U.S. membership restored under President George W. Bush.

It is unlikely the action taken by UNESCO will lead to the U.N. granting statehood to Palestine. ABC News has more here.


Greece Referendum Threatens Euro Bail-Out -
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a Referendum would be held in January. The prime minister is hoping a yes vote will end the massive street protests while bringing financial aid. However, a no vote will surely end the Eurozone financial package agreed to recently and lead to Greece leaving the Eurozone. The Wall Street Journal has more here.

Worldwide financial markets fell yesterday after news of the referendum was released.


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