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September 1st, 2011
02:50 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 President will address the nation and Congress next Thursday. He will compete against the Saints, some other NFL team that will lose to the Saints, Arizona, and Oklahoma. My money is on the American people watching football.

– A Michele Bachmann -supporting Super PAC is out with an ad against Rick Perry. It has the appearance of trying to get free media play without an actual ad buy, but the direct attacks have begun.

– Sarah Palin is going to New Hampshire. Mitt Romney is too. Again, they'll be there the same day. Maybe Palin is a stalking horse for the anti-Romney crowd.

Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– First Date: Speaker Boehner finally makes history on the jobs front by being the first in his position to deny a President his choice on a joint session of congress, Obama wanted to address unemployment on the first day of congress and as usual the GOP had other plans.

– Break Up: Dick Cheney promised heads would explode once his book was published but nobody knew that it would be conservative craniums, does Bush’s silence signal his concurrence with his VP’s “facts”?

– Wall Flowers: Barack Obama’s tight inner circle is being questioned as Latino community leaders whisper the question: why doesn’t any part of his campaign brain include somebody that understands basic Spanglish?

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  1. paul

    How much disrespect and how many insults can you show the first African american president of the USA before the media calls it racism. I am not proud, I am ashamed.

    September 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  2. Paul D'Ercole

    If you're going to have a segment about real estate and the cause of the crisis, at least have someone on who knows what the cause is! Mike Aubrey obviously knows nothing and CNN giving him the title of real estate expert in laughable. The cause of the crisis was not supply and demand. It was financial bonds backed by mortgages which was allowed to happen by the 1999-2000 republican congress who passed laws which allowed investment bankers to sell these bonds to investors. The media continues to provide inaccurate information to America, this has been going on for 30 years and it is one of the main reasons why people who cause the problem are not held accountable. At various times the people who cause the problems are the same people who control media outlets.

    September 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  3. zb

    I am sick and tired of your nonstop coverage of the Republican/Tparty mindless morons. Keep it up and don’t be surprised if you find yourself living in a world where the only news is the make believe stuff from FOX. At least have the sense to have a really knowledgeable Democrat calling them on all their nonsense blow by blow instead of giving these idiots a free ride on every nonsensical hateful mindless word out of their mouths. And btw: what the words “Right to work state” really means is the right to exploit people. Can you say slavery?

    September 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  4. Wes Dils

    Mr. John King you just interviewed Hoffa and not once during the interview did you ask him about taking out us Tea Party SOB's. If it had been a Republican you would have said a lot. When you used the target symbol on one of your news shows, you spent many minutes apologizing for using that symbol. We might as well be living in Communist Russia when they had no free press. This is why I won't watch anything on CNN anymore. When the 2012 election comes, all of us Tea Party SOIB's will be voting your boys and girls out of office. THANKS FOR SUCH BALANCED NEWS. Then you can turn our bias on full blast against the Republicans.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm |