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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Super Pacs Dominate Republican Presidential Campaigns -
interestingly, two super political action committees supporting Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich combined raised 17 million and spent 24 million last month, more than the political candidate committees. Time to revisit the "Citizens United" decision. You can read more here.


Greece Secures 170 Billion Bail Out -
after agreeing to severe austerity measures, Greece finally received agreement from European finance ministers on a 172 billion loan. The NY Times has more here.


Romney Campaign Spends 3 Times More Than It Raised in January -
the Mitt Romney campaign spent big in January, finance reports indicate. has more here.


Sen. McCain Optimistic on Outcome of Americans Facing Charges in Egypt -
McCain was in Egypt meeting with military and government officials working to find a solution to the 19 Americans facing charges in Egypt. has more here.


Siege of Homs continues in Syria -
President Assad, refusing to bow to international pressure, kept up the attack on the city of Homs, intent on crushing dissent. has more here.


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