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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama in Scranton To Push Payroll Tax Cut Extension -
Scranton, Pennsylvania is a blue collar town which is also the hometown of Vice President Joe Biden. The president will push for the extension of the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of December. You can read more here.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said Republicans will support the extension, but oppose the proposed millionaire's tax to pay for it.


DCCC Targets 30 GOP Districts -
using robocalls to blame Republicans for the failure of the deficit super committee. has more here. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has started their "Drive for 25" campaign to retake a majority in the House.


Romney Gains Among Independents -
in the latest Washington Post /ABC News poll, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gained 13 points to 45%. Independents are a critical voting block. Newt Gingrich leads in favorability among Republican voters with 60% and Mitt Romney has 56%. ABC News has more here.


World Central Banks Adopt Fire Wall Policy -
they aim to provide a wall of money to prevent Europe financial instability from undermining the world's central banking system. This approach was last used at the height of the financial collapse in 2008. The Washington Post has more here.


Occupy Camps cleared in LA and Philadelphia -
an interesting development. while, the Occupy demonstrations have lacked purpose and direction, they are certainly visible evidence of unrest and dissatisfaction among some with the current economic conditions which exist in the United States. The NY Times has more here.


Clinton To Myanmar -
the Secretary of State arrives today to assess reforms taken by a reclusive military state. The first official U.S. visit to the country in 50 years. has more here.


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