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July 26th, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Norway's right-wing terror suspect

CNN's Jessica Yellin gets perspective on violent right-wing extremists in Norway and the U.S. from a panel.


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July 25th, 2011
04:19 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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– I'm filling in on the radio today for Neal Boortz again. The callers are really, really angry with Republicans in Washington for wanting a deal. The Democrats are angry with the Democrats for wanting a deal. Is it possible we could get gridlock? Yep. And I have a growing sense that the chicken little "sky is falling" scenario overstates things.

– Barack Obama's press conference on Friday afternoon is being viewed by many conservatives as a meltdown. In fact, he might have done himself more harm than good with new suggestions that he is deeply fearful the GOP will call his bluff.

– Mike Ross, the Arkansas Blue Dog Congressman, is out. He is part of a growing trend of the last of the conservative Democrats on their way out.

Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– Story Book: Nancy Pelosi is now calling for an ethics investigation of Congressman Wu, whose claim to fame is that he once dressed as Tigger for an office party, the erratic Oregon Congressman is now accused of sexual harassment – staff are reportedly saying that they avoid scheduling public appearances for Wu because…well…he’s bouncy, trouncy and flouncy.

– Suspense Novel: The debt ceiling debacle is claiming the Tea Party members of congress as its major victims as independent voters take a second look at the recklessness of their fiscal positioning, who would have thought that people who claim Obama is not a U.S. citizen would not have keen fiscal judgment?

– Errata: Conservative Radio talk show hosts in the U.S. are eating humble pie today as they have to correct Friday’s assertions that the attack in Norway was part of a Jihadist effort, the suspect is a right wing anti-Muslim activist who claims to be fighting “multiculturalism”.

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July 21st, 2011
02:04 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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– I've talked to a number of House Republican freshmen. They are in a fighting mood. They tell me that in their mind the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi Pontius Pilate compromise (pretty cool they're starting to call it that) is dead on arrival, as is the Gang of 6 plan. Many of them express anger at their leadership for what they feel like is a leadership effort to undermine them all sticking together on this.

– Meanwhile, in Georgia, Saxby Chambliss is getting pilloried by constituents. On my radio show last night on WSB Atlanta, I fielded a dozen or so calls in one hour with people demanding Herman Cain drop out of the Presidential race and come home to run against Saxby Chambliss.

– Why are Washington Post reporters calling staffers unsolicited on Capitol Hill about Michele Bachmann? Several staffers tell me they have gotten called with the reporter assuming the staffer had worked for Bachmann. Some did. Some didn't. WaPo wasn't trying to confirm information, but rather wanted information about possible Bachmann "antics." I guess the Post feels like it has dropped the ball and got scooped by the Daily Caller and Politico on the headache story.

Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– Bluff: After years of saying cutting the budget was priority one, months of bringing America to a debt ceiling crisis, and weeks of saying Obama had no specifics, the GOP passes a bill whose budget cutting mechanism takes years and that has no detailed cuts.

– Double Down: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s apology tour has begun just in time for the recall schedule to kick into full swing, time to pull out the nice guy image that won the seat in the first place.

– Big Blind: As Democrats mock a tiny ad buy that the GOP made to woo Latino voters, a conservative super PAC is making the real Spanish language mega buy, raising the question – does the Democratic National Committee get it yet?

Editor’s Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors.


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July 21st, 2011
12:14 PM ET

Docs: Mammograms each year starting at 40

CNN's John King asks Dr. Sanjay Gupta what new mammogram guidelines mean for American women.


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July 21st, 2011
12:11 PM ET

Clinton nudges India, upsets China

CNN's Fareed Zakaria explains to John King how Sec. Clinton's comments in India impact U.S.-Chinese relations.


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July 20th, 2011
04:26 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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– The House GOP passed, with Democrat help, the cut, cap, and balance plan.

– The Gang of 6 Plan is all talk and no real plan. But based on what Paul Ryan is saying, it'd be a massive tax hike.

– Barack Obama likes the Gang of 6 Plan, but they say it won't impact the debt ceiling fight. So what is his fallback?

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Obama Does Want to Cut Medicare and Social Security Benefits

Peter Peterson Promises to Give Up His Social Security in Exchange for Tens of Millions in Additional Tax Breaks

Catfood Commission II: A Cowardly Attempt to Dodge Democratic Accountability

Editor’s Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors.


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July 20th, 2011
11:51 AM ET

Murdoch acting like himself?

John King asks former Wall Street Journal editor Joanne Lipman about Rupert Murdoch's appearance before Parliament.


Filed under: Interview
July 20th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Will migraines impact Bachmann campaign?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains to John King what Michele Bachmann's headaches may mean for her, her health and her campaign.


Filed under: 2012
July 19th, 2011
01:46 PM ET

GOP pushes 'cut, cap, and balance'

CNN's John King reports on efforts by some Republicans in the House and the Senate to pass a balanced budget amendment.


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July 19th, 2011
01:38 PM ET

Gadhafi: Brega will be 'hell'

The Gadhafi regime tells CNN's Ivan Watson that the key town will be "hell" before they let it fall into rebel hands


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