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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Gingrich Scores Big in Latest Polls -
with less than a month to go before the Iowa caucuses.

ABC News/Washington Post Poll has Newt Gingrich in first in Iowa by a large margin over Mitt Romney 33%-18%. Details here.

Winthrop University Palmetto State Poll has Gingrich in first in S. Carolina over Romney 38%-22%. Details here.


Obama in Kansas Today -
the president is expected to deliver a "New Nationalism" speech in Osawatomie, Kansas. The last time a president visited was in 1910 when President Theodore Roosevelt delivered his "New Nationalism" address. The theme of the speech will be giving middle class workers a fair shake and financial security. The Kansas City Star has more here.


Qualye to Endorse Romney Today -
the endorsement coming from the former Vice President, who received the most attention in his political career for misspelling the word potato in front of a grade school class. The Washington Post has more here.


Drone Lost in Iran Operated By C.I.A. -
after initial reports the plane was lost during a routine military mission in Afghanistan, it is now being reported the Drone was operated by the U.S. central intelligence agency. You can read more here.


Will Congress Avoid Government Shutdown? -
yep, once again disagreement abounds on a 900 Billion Omnibus Bill which needs to be passed before funding expires on December 16. Passage is expected prior to Christmas. has more here.


Round Two on Payroll Tax Cut Extension -
Republicans and Democrats released their latest proposals yesterday and it is unlikely either will pass in their current form. has more here.


Maryland Governor O'Malley To Get Second Term as Head of DGA -
in a vote at a meeting in Los Angeles, Democratic governors are expected to give Martin O'Malley another term as chair. In his first year, the organization raised a record 11 million in the first six months. The Baltimore Sun has more here.

O'Malley is term limited in Maryland and speculation abounds as to what his future will entail. As head of the DGA, he has received national attention with frequent appearances on political discussion shows. As next year is an election year, O'Malley is certain to receive even more national exposure.


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