Minnesota Recount Nearing the End
With 99% of the ballots recounted, Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) leads challenger Al Franken
by 251 votes
according to the Star Tribune tally. However, 133 votes in a heavily Democratic precinct
have disappeared, there are thousands of challenges to be resolved, and there are still
disputes over absentee ballots that may have been incorrectly rejected.
Ted Kennedy To Leave Senate Judiciary Committee
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) is giving up his seat on the Senate judiciary committee to work
full time on a health care plan. Kennedy, who has worked on health care for decades,
"This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I intend to make the most of it."
Kennedy is expected to work with chairman of the finance committee, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT),
to craft a health care bill. They will no doubt work closely with the incoming secretary
of health and human services, Tom Daschle, to come up with a bill very quickly.
Obama Has $30 Million Left in the Bank
Barack Obama raised $745 million during his campaign and spent $715 million, leaving
him with a surplus of $30 million. He is now
trying to decide
what to do with it.
Options include (1) keeping it for his 2012 reelection campaign, (2) giving it to local, state,
or national committees, and (3) using it for advertising to help sell the public on
Another $30,000 Worth of Clothes and Accesories Reported for Palin
The latest RNC filing discloses an additional expenditure of $30,000
for Sarah Palin's clothes and accessories, on top of the $150,000 already reported,
bringing the total to
In addition, the RNC
$68,000 for a makeup artist and another $42,000 on hair stylist for Palin. Yet all through
the campaign, Palin said she was just another hockey mom.
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