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Need to Know News: Republican wins Democratic district in New York; Obama's disapproval rating hits new high
September 14th, 2011
10:24 AM ET

Need to Know News: Republican wins Democratic district in New York; Obama's disapproval rating hits new high

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For September 14, 2011 – Republican wins Democratic district to replace Anthony Weiner, French banks downgraded, Boston's Tim Wakefield gets 200th win...

Republican wins Democratic district in New York race to replace Weiner: "In a huge upset that few would have predicted just months ago, a Republican won a special election in a heavily Democratic district in New York for the seat of former Rep. Anthony Weiner. Republican Bob Turner won the special election Tuesday in 9th Congressional District, defeating Democrat David Weprin after a heated, summer-long race that ignited Democratic fears of a quiet election morphing into a referendum on the party and President Barack Obama, ahead of next year's elections."

• Obama's disapproval rating hits new high: "President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has reached a new high of 55% while the number of Americans who think he is a strong leader has dropped to a new low, 48%, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday."

• French bank downgrade is latest blow to Europe: "Underscoring the uncertainty about Europe's financial system, two major French banks - Societe Generale and Credit Agricole - were downgraded Wednesday due to their exposure to the debt of Greece and other weak eurozone nations."

Government aid keeps millions out of poverty: "Without help from the federal government, millions more people would have sunk below the poverty line in 2010, U.S. Census data shows. Unemployment insurance helped keep 3.2 million Americans out of poverty in 2010, according to new statistics released Tuesday. Without this vital lifeline, which lasts up to 99 weeks, these jobless folks would have joined the roughly 46.2 million people now considered in poverty."

• Wakefield gets 200th win, Red Sox rout Blue Jays: "Fans chanted Tim Wakefield's name. A teammate sprayed him with champagne. It was about time. Baseball's oldest player earned his elusive 200th victory and the Boston Red Sox slugged their way to their first win in a week, 18-6 over the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to an 18-hit outburst."

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  1. donna

    goodmorning and i saw you last nighte allways perfect...i have good news ..i waiting for answere from my sister in ITALY ...i want worke there and we have one opotunitty.. will see..i hop yes....anyway iam with you all the time and this dosen't change.. i am lucky very very lucky i can have conntact with you ..thank you god allways in your side .really you are nice men .thank you ..s

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