Archive for June 11th, 2011


go on, sing…..



‘poll: barack obama would bury chris christie’

GOPolitico: Maybe he’s not the one the GOP has been waiting for …. The poll is a reminder that for all the elite enthusiasm for Christie, there’s relatively little hard data to back up GOP hopes that he’d be a war-horse challenger for Obama. Romney fares the best in the Republican field against Obama, trailing by 6 percentage points. Everyone else is behind by substantial double-digit margins.

Thank you Loriah


all over?

BBC: Senior US Democrats have called for the resignation of a New York congressman who admitted sending lewd photos of himself to women.

National party chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Anthony Weiner’s behaviour was “indefensible” …. the “sordid affair” had become an “unacceptable distraction”.

“It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign,” she said in a statement. “The behaviour he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable.”

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, said Mr Weiner had recognised that he “needs help”. “I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a member of Congress,” she said.

Congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, also called for Mr Weiner to go, saying: “With a heavy heart, I call on Anthony to resign.”


NYT: Representative Anthony D. Weiner planned to check himself into a treatment center on Saturday after House Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, called on him to resign and suggested he needed psychiatric counseling.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Weiner said he would request a leave of absence from the House and seek treatment, but provided no further details.

“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,” said the spokeswoman, Risa Heller. “In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well.”

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(early) next week

May 2008

Monday: President Obama begins a two-day trip by visiting North Carolina. He’ll meet in Durham with members of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness at the headquarters of Cree, a company that makes energy-efficient LED lighting.

From North Carolina, the President heads to Miami for the night, where he’ll speak at a couple of fundraisers.

Tuesday: On Tuesday morning the President travels to Puerto Rico, where locals want to talk to the president about their status as a territory. Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but they are not allowed to vote for president.

The First Lady is on the road next week too. In California she’ll do events in support of military families and DNC fundraisers.


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