This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

President-elect Barack Obama wants to make it easier to monitor how the second $350 billion installment of the financial bailout is spent and says homeowners and small businesses should get some help. Obama’s economic team is asking Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ask Congress this week for access to the rest of the bailout fund. If Congress rejected such a request, a presidential veto could still free up the money, unless Congress overrode the veto.

President-elect Obama said yesterday the suffering on both sides of Gaza’s borders has led him to ramp up his commitment to working for a peace deal in the Middle East. He said that he is putting together a team so that on January 20th, they have the best people who are immediately going to be engaging in the Middle East peace process.

The fate of Senate-appointee Roland Burris could be decided as soon as today as the Senate’s Parliamentarian and legal counsel worked over the weekend deciphering Senate rules to determine if Burris has met the requirements for admittance.

2008 was the worst year for job losses since 1945 with a December unemployment rate of 7.2%. President-elect Obama said Friday that the situation was dire, deteriorating, and demands urgent and immediate action.

“Slumdog Millionaire” won the Golden Globe for Best Drama last night at the Golden Globes. Mickey Rourke won Best Actor for his role in “The Wrestler” and Kate Winslet won Best Actress for her work in “Revolutionary Road.”

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One Response

  1. Mickey Rourke filled his role in The Wrestler really well… maybe too well

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