Friday, January 08, 2010

DCExaminer Morrning Email Blast

Byron York - Obama's latest homeland security fiasco
The Southers nomination has become politically supercharged amid concerns over airport security after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he'll ram the nomination through when lawmakers return to work on Jan. 20. Maybe he will. But not if a growing number of GOP senators have anything to say about it.

Mark Hemingway - Is Palin running in 2012? Signs point to yes
Governor Sarah Palin announced today that she will speak to the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

Julie Mason - Obama budget boss embroiled in unlikely sex scandal
Part of what makes the story a head scratcher is the identity of the Lothario -- a lanky, bespectacled number cruncher with a nasal voice who wears two BlackBerries clipped to his belt. Orszag is an unlikely figure to inspire the cable news headline "Budget Baby Mama Drama," which appeared on MSNBC.

Mark Hemingway - Guantanamo Prisoners: We want to stay in Guantanamo
Appararently lawyers for Guantanamo detainees want to keep their clients in Guantanamo, rather than transfer them to the Obama administration's proposed new prison in Illinois

Susan Ferrechio - Pelosi says she will not accept Senate health bill without changes
A massive conference call on health care legislation among the House Democratic Caucus ended Thursday afternoon with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., promising her rank-and-file members she plans to make changes to the final bill that will ensure more affordability and access.
Pelosi also told the 175 Democrats who participated in the call that despite some reports, a formal conference committee has not been ruled out for merging the House and Senate version.

More Stories
Democrats exiting the sinking ship? Part 14 (North Dakota)
Classy: NYT invokes suicide of Rep. Stupak's son to make point about gun control
Where's the outrage? Ask Monica.

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