I post each morning, here are some of the political stories thatmight not be worthy of their own posts, but are nonetheless newsworthy:
JUDICIARY There are a number of important cases on the Supreme Court docket for the upcoming session, which starts Monday. One of the cases involves whether detainees at Guantanamo Bay can go to court and challenge their indefinite imprisonment. Here is a list of all the Supreme Court cases.
CONGRESS In a speech to the National Press Club, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said that in order to offset Bush's veto threat on the children's health bill, Democratic House leaders will bring up the bill again and again, putting vulnerable '08 Republican candidates at risk. "He told a Washington Press Club gathering that House Democrats wouldbring up the children???‚¬?„?s health bill repeatedly, a move that will putRepublicans in a tough spot with voters," writes the Wall Street Journal.
2008 ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL On Tuesday, Barack Obama will embark on a four-day campaign swing through Iowa, his most important Iowa tour so far this campaign cycle. "The tour signals the intensification of Obama's bid for the Democraticpresidential nomination and a commitment to spend more time in keyearly states such as Iowa and New Hampshire and fewer days in the Senate, where he will miss virtually all votes next week," wrote the Washington Post on Sunday morning.
2008 ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL The California ballot initiative, which would have divided up the state's electoral votes among both candidates, appears to have failed. It is several hundred thousand signatures short.
2008 ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL According to Congressional Quarterly, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will finish in almost an exact tie in fundraising for the third quarter of 2007. Obama raised between $18 million and $19 million, while Clinton raised between $17 million and $20 million. The two campaigns will release the precise numbers within the next week.
2008 ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL In response to four Republicans missing a debate on minority issues, Bill Clinton reminded black voters how the GOP has regressed in tolerance since the civil rights era. "First of all, that says more about the evolution of the Republican Party," Clinton said. "That captured the switching of the party."
2008 ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL The Mitt Romney campaign is lowering expectations in New Hampshire. "By no means do we expect to win both Iowa and New Hampshire -- no Republican in the modern era ever has," wrote Alex Cage in an internal campaign memo.
2008 ELECTION/PRESIDENTIAL As reported on Saturday on The Blue State, Newt Gingrich will not run for president. He decided that way because campaign finance rules prevent him from keeping his political action committee intact during his presidential run.
If we left something out, it's because we either wrote about ityesterday or are scheduled to do so in an individual post later today. Otherwise, feel free to add any stories in the commentbox.
Posted by Chief Editor Todd on 2007.09.30 at 04:01 AM |Permalink
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