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Good afternoon everybody I'm -- the failure of the latest headlines from the strategy room.
President Obama went to -- -- New Hampshire today.
And promised that jobs will be his number one priority in 2010 and he explained his plan to help small businesses create jobs.
And many small businesses are still struggling to get -- That's why today I'm announcing a proposal to take thirty billion dollars of the money that was rebate.
By Wall Street banks.
Now that they're back on their feet.
Take that thirty million dollars and -- to create a new small business lending fund don't provide capital for community banks on main street.
The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders say the next twelve to eighteen months will be critical to reversing the momentum gained by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman admiral Mike Mullen.
Testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today they're defending the Pentagon's request to spend 192.
On the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Admiral Mullen said the future security of the United States would be greatly imperiled if we do not win the -- -- And Secretary Gates said that rolling back the Taliban is key to the ultimate defeat.
Of al-Qaeda and its affiliates operating along the Afghanistan Pakistan border.
At -- Mullen also said it's time to repeal the controversial Don't Ask Don't Tell policy about gays in the military.
Speaking for myself and myself only.
It is my personal belief that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do.
No matter how I look at this issue.
I cannot escape being troubled by the fact.
That we have in place a policy.
Which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend.
Their fellow citizens.
But Arizona Senator John McCain disagreed.
We all our lives to our fighting men and women and we should be exceedingly cautious.
Humble and sympathetic when attempting.
To regulate their affairs.
Don't Ask Don't Tell -- been an imperfect.
But effective policy.
At this moment when we're asking more of our military men and any time in recent memory.
We should not repeal this law.
Represented John Murtha is in the intensive care unit of Virginia hospital center in Arlington.
77 year old Pennsylvania congressman is suffering complications from gallbladder surgery performed last week.
A stronger economy and the recall -- Toyota combined to give a big boost to forward.
The company says its sales rose 25%.
Car sales -- -- car sales were up 43%.
And sales of trucks and suvs rose 15%.
-- -- is expected to announce its January sales results later today.
They had a pulled eight of its most popular models off the market and recalled more than two million vehicles because of the sticky accelerator.
The stage is set for Hollywood to showcase its best than most of strategy runs entertainment our Jill Dobson has the major Academy Award nominations.
-- strong showing for science fiction film avatar and warm movie the Hurt Locker earning nine nomination including New Jersey and best director James.
Car among the favorite avatar director James camera and -- -- on the Golden Globe and Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow who won the directors guild award.
There -- ten nominees for best picture -- year.
And glorious bastards got -- -- edited ten or you know -- play at best director.
-- The movies passes and up in the air scarring on -- best known as well as acting.
-- Saturday at money got accolades and -- act and that's according actor repression.
George Clooney nominated for best actor and up in the air as co -- your arm again and Anna Kendrick out there according.
Actors Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal got not their role in -- -- Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon nominated for best actor and supporting actor infected.
And Sandra Bullock -- -- -- -- nominated for an Academy Award her first election and her role in the blind -- -- about picture.
This is the first time in 1943.
More than -- know these are about picture it to me and -- want a broader mix -- title.
Chilled out and -- And following up on that auto sales story Toyota has announced a 16%.
Sales decline in January.
Those -- some of the day's top stories I'm Diana -- business following is next on the strategy room.
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