Hello and welcome to the Daily Briefing for August 15, 2012. Now today our top stories are:
PA’s voter ID law has been upheld.
So far, no Ryan bounce.
President Obama’s executive order takes effect.
Now its time for our Short and Sweet Stories, our top stories condensed.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson has upheld Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law, and paves the way for the law to take effect in November. The challengers plan to appeal the ruling, and the case would be split to a 3-3 court. Three Democrats and three Republicans. The other judge had been suspended.
A new poll from Gallup shows there is no bounce from Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan. The results are 47-45, Mitt Romney still in the margin-of-error. The picking of Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Joe Biden did not provide a bounce to their respective candidate. Many analysts say that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan to shake up the race, and to try to gain some ground.
President Obama’s executive order that would allow certain young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country legally for about two years. the move energized the Latino base, but has riled conservatives. Over 1,000 people are expected to take advantage of the move just today.
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