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Friday, February 3, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Unemployment Drops To 8.3% -
job creation in January was the highest in nine months, resulting in the lowest unemployment rate in three years. has more here.


Senate Votes 96-3 To Ban Insider Trading -
one wonders why it was allowed to begin with... The Washington Post has more here.


Romney says He "Misspoke" About Lack of Concern for The Poor - during an interview in Nevada - you can read more here.

Columnist Eugene Robinson doesn't let Romney off with a explanation of a verbal gaffe - you can read his column today here.


House Democrats Out Raise Republicans in 2011 - in their "Drive for 25" to retake the majority in the House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised 61.4 million in 2011. The National Republican Congressional Committee raised 54.5 million. has more here.


Democrat Shuler Announces Retirement -
due to redistricting, moderate Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will retire, making the Democratic party effort to regain the majority in the House that much more difficult. has more here. also has a list of all who has retired/stepped down since the 2010 elections here.


Israel/Iran Rhetoric Rises -
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the U.S. and Israel in regard to any military strikes against their nuclear program. This, is response to reports Israel might take military action to destroy nuclear plants in Iran within the next year. You can read more here.


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