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April 27th, 2011
01:21 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

WikiLeaks Docs Reveal Eight Unreliable Detainees, Tortured Confessions Responsible for Hundreds of Cases at Guantanamo.

Romney: War is Peace; “Peacetime” Line Presumes Ignorance is Strength in ’12 Campaign.

Obama Declares Bradley Manning Guilty, Makes Fair Trial Impossible.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Ryan Lizza reports in the New Yorker that the Obama Administration's foreign policy is to "lead from behind" thinking that the US is in decline. The Wall Street Journal reports today that China and Pakistan are trying to get Afghanistan to break up with us. So now the US shakes up its National Security team. Talk about reactionary.

– The birth certificate is out. Where are the college transcripts?

– In a multi-week period with Republicans out of town, you'd think the Obama Administration could have set and controlled the media narrative. Instead, they screwed it up and have spent the last few weeks on defense. What's going on over there?

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Minjo McKinny

    Trump need ti have his IQ tested and made public, et his body temp is higher.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  2. Dan Schaffrin

    John, please let Mr. Trump know that he actually had my and my wife's votes in the bag when he started talking about taking China on. However, now with us, he has lost all credibility. What gives him the right to challenge the President? We are so diappointed.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  3. Stoney Burk

    John: I have always admired you and I did vote for Obama. Your obvious bias (and other CNN anchors) against Donald Trump turns me off. I was not listening to him before; I am now. I resent your (CNN'S) imposition of your/ its opinion before I have had a chance to know all the facts.

    Stop making preconceived conclusions. Whether you like it or not, President Obama could have nipped this in the bud months ago. I do not discount Donald Trump like you and other "news" reporters do. CNN'S handling of Donald Trump rings of arrogance on CNN's part.

    Stoney Burk
    Choteau, MT
    406 466-5490

    April 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  4. LOUIS JEANTEL FROM FLORIDA

    TO JOHN KING, WHY NO ONE NEVER ASK OBAMA ABOUT HIS DOCUMENT WHEN HE HAD ENTERED UNITE STATE OF AMERICA SINCE HE WAS BORN OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY. DO WE HAVE INTELLIGENT REPORTERS TO ASK THAT QUESTION? THUS, WE MUST ADMIT THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS A LOG WAY TO GO IF THERE CAN'T PROVE HOW PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD ENTER TO US.Mr TROMP THINKS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WERE BORN IN AFRICA, WHY HE DID NOT GO TO KENNIA AND ASK FOR HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

    April 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  5. Dr John Paleos

    Hello John,

    I congratulate you for the interview with Mr Trump.

    I strongly feel that Mr Trump owes apologies to:
    a) all governamental officials of Hawai to whom he implied that they were not truthfull about the birth certificate of President Obama.
    b) to the USA President Obama, for implied that he was lying about his birth location.
    c) to all American people for offending our President, implying that he is not truthfull.

    Thank you,

    John Paleos

    April 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  6. Jim Carroll

    THE TEA PARTY TERRORIST
    Little Ron Paul, who is going to run again for President, would bomb the foundation out from under Social Security, Medicare and the Safety Net for the “Poor Class” in the name of caring about the deficit. If this little “bird brain” from big Texas cared about the deficit, all he and those like him would have to do to solve the deficit problems is raise taxes on the “Rich Class.” But since he is a lackey for the Wall Street “Rich Class.”, he can’t do that. President Clinton gave us a perfect example on how to balance the budget and pay down the National Debt and create a great economy. The Tea Party Terrorist are determine to destroy America with their bombs of ignorance, which is more destructive than 9/11. Copy and email to the News Media, friends and foes. Ask them to visit the Internet Free Press.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  7. Sudhir

    What's sad is that Trump ralley has no intention of running. He is using conservative naivety and stupidity to increase his TV ratings and in the process furthering a long list of lies.

    February 22, 2012 at 11:11 am |