Hello, and welcome to the Daily Briefing for June 21, 2012. Now today our top stories are:
- Secretary Bryson resigns.
- Leaders speak at a Latino conference.
- Martin Sheen endorses in Ohio.
Now its time for our Short and Sweet Stories, our top stories condensed.
Secretary of Commerce John Bryson has resigned today the Commerce Department announced. Secretary Bryson recently had a seizure in the Los Angeles area and he said his medical problems were a distraction to the important issues. President Obama accepted the resignation. President Obama must now nominate another Secretary, his third. The nominee must also be confirmed by a partisan Senate.
Mitt Romney spoke today at the conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. He attacked President Obama for a lack of comprehensive immigration reform and said he would replace President Obama’s newly announced deportation policy with just that. Mitt Romney does have to improve with Latinos, there is a huge gap between him and President Obama.
Actor Martin Sheen has endorsed Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio’s Senate race. The announcement was made in an email sent to supporters. Sen. Sherrod Brown is facing a re-election fight in the battleground state against Josh Mandel. The latest poll shows Brown leading by five percentage points.
Well that wraps up this Daily Briefing. Have a good weekend.