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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama, Clinton and Bush to Speak at Worlds AID Day -
the panel discussion will be held at George Washington University.

Later today, President Obama will be on hand to officially light the National Christmas Tree.


Biden Keeps Door Open For 2016 -
the Vice President, speaking on The Today Show, once again kept the door open for a run for President in 2016. has more here.


Jobless Claims Edge Up -
the slight increase to 402,000 for the previous week shows the economy is still struggling to get on track. has more here.


Will Thomas and Kagan Recuse Themselves From Health Care Ruling? -
Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas are being hammered by both the far left and the far right to recuse themselves for perceived conflicts in interests in the hearing of the heath care reform law. It is unlikely either will do so. The ruling is expected in the summer of 2012 in the middle of what is sure to be a closely contested presidential race. has more here.


Muslim Brotherhood Winning up to 40% of Egypt Vote -
as expected, the political party banned form operating under the previous Mubarak regime. The early results also show a strict Islamic and ultraconservative party, Salafis winning up to 25% of the vote. The NY Times has more here.


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