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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage - an announcement long awaited by the gay community and perhaps hastened by the recent comments from Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan supporting same-sex marriage.  The Washington Post has more here.

Whether this impacts the election in the pivotal swing states remains to be seen.  The economy remains the number one issue among voters, but nonetheless, the statement by President Obama yesterday will go down as a "profiles in courage" moment, where he spoke on what he believed to be right course of action in regard to same sex marriage.


Jobless Claims Fall - claims fell by 1,000 which will calm fears of a labor setback in the market. has more here.


AP-GfK Poll: Obama 50%, Romney 42% -  in a nationwide poll conducted May 3-7.  You can read more here.


Obama Up By 1 in Florida and Ohio - two pivotal swing states.  Suffolk University poll shows Obama 46%, Romney 45% in Florida - more here.

A Quinnipiac poll has Obama 45%, Romney 44% in Ohio - more here.


6 Months Out, Elections Remain Close - has a good read here on the battle to control the House and Senate.  They see Democrats remaining in control of the Senate, and although they predict a pick up of up to 17 seats in the House for Democrats, they would fall short of the 25 needed to regain control of the House.


Explosions Kill Dozens in Damascus - further complicating the U.N. brokered cease fire in Syria.  Car bombs were detonated outside an intelligence compound killing an estimated 55 and injuring another 372.  The NY Times has more here.


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