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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Cain Campaign Accuses Perry of Smear Attack -
as new revelations have come forward of a third woman claiming to have been sexually harassed by Herman Cain while he was head of the National Restaurant Association. The NY Times is reporting Cain informed supporters by phone last night that the campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry was behind the smear campaign against him. The NY Times has more here.


Obama in France For G-20 Summit -
expect the discussion to be about the global financial crisis and in particular, the recent action by the Greece Prime Minister to call for a referendum on the bail out deal offered by Euro zone countries. Now, it appears Greece Prime Minister Papandreou will offer to resign and Euro zone countries are contemplating a Greece exit. has more here.


Pressure Mounts For Italy Prime Minister Berlusconi To Resign -
Italy is also on the brink of financial collapse and Berlusconi, already under fire for alleged indiscretions with an under aged woman, is now facing calls to resign as the financial crisis grows in Italy. You can read more here.


75% Agree with Obama's Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Iraq -
not a good sign for the Republicans who have been complaining about the action announced recently by President Obama. The Gallup poll showed only 21% disapproved of the withdraw of U.S. troops from Iraq. has more here.


Ohio Democrats To Petition for Referendum on Redistricting -
having won several seats as a result of recall provisions and on the verge of winning a referendum repealing the anti-union bill signed by Republican Governor John Kasich, a petition drive will be started on the redistricting map signed by the Governor. has more here.

The Ohio legislature will vote on a compromise redistricting map today that may avoid a petition drive for referendum. has more here.


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