Find out what prominent republican said Newt Gingrich is “the last person I’d vote for.” Plus, we’ll play the numbers game and talk about the crowd count at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in Washington on Saturday. Tune in TONIGHT @ 7pm ET!
We ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington.
Nine weeks to a consequential midterm election vote that so far, to me anyway, has not produced a consistent campaign debate worthy of the considerable stakes. But two smart thinkers here, from the right and left. Note both Erick and Mario highlight Secretary Clinton’s latest move regarding the AZ immigration law; these very different perspectives give a good flavor of the ideological divide not only over that law but over the UN and whether Americans should care much about what others think of our political decisions and political identity. - John King
Talk Show Host and Online Editor of MyLatinoNews.com Mario Solis-Marich:
- Searchlight: Secretary Ken Salazar goes to Colorado searching for increasingly important Latino votes for Sen. Bennet.
- Sunlight: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a moral stand against the Arizona immigration law by drawing attention to the human rights problems with 1070 in a memo to the UN and Jan Brewer reacts badly.
- Spotlight: Glenn Beck promised everything would be different the day after his rally and yet everything seems the same.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
- Get ready for Volume MCMLXVI of "Peace In The Middle East." Does anyone other than politicians really believe we'll have lasting peace in the Middle East before the second coming? Anyone?
- U.S. Government laments the Arizona law to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. U.S. citizens add this act to the growing pile of evidence that Obama's world view is different from that of most of those who voted for him.
- Another member of the Congressional Black Caucus is in hot water. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) awarded college scholarships to her relatives, some of whom didn't live in her district — both of which are violations of CBC Foundation rules.
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