John King, USA

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September 28th, 2011
10:40 PM ET

13 cantaloupe related deaths

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to John King about the recent listeria outbreak.

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September 28th, 2011
10:38 PM ET

Bloomberg: We must fix immigration

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells CNN's John King why the nation must address its growing immigration problem.

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September 28th, 2011
05:01 PM ET

Bloomberg: Perry's right on immigration

Washington (CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he agrees with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements on immigration and he believes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's views on the same points are "wrong."

"I don't agree with Perry on other things, but on this one he's right," Bloomberg told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King Wednesday in an interview that will air exclusively on CNN's "John King, USA."

The New York mayor, an independent, said he agreed with Perry regarding two facets of the immigration debate: opposing the building of a fence along the Texas-Mexico border as a way to restrict entry by illegal immigrants, and providing in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants.

When asked about Perry losing ground as the front-runner in the race for the GOP presidential nomination because of his views on immigration, Bloomberg noted that the debate is still unfolding as more constituencies and states come into the mix.

"I think you've got to differentiate between what may be good politics within the beginning of a primary race as opposed to what happens when the bigger states get involved in the primary race or what happens in a general election."

"The bottom line is Romney is wrong on this one." Bloomberg said. "This is the future of America."

When considering immigration policies, Bloomberg said he believes candidates ought to be thinking about "what's right for the country, even if it doesn't help or hurt your career."

Tune in at 7pm ET for the full interview on John King, USA

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September 28th, 2011
03:51 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:

– Florida jumps to January 31st. This is going to move the calendar early for Iowa and New Hampshire, probably South Carolina, too. But can't we have a serious discussion on ending the Iowa Caucuses as the first in the national election?

– Chris Christie is the Schrodinger's Cat of American Politics. In his speech last night at the Reagan Library, half the audience heard him say he was running. The other half heard him say he was not running. He did, however, refer back to a prior speech he'd given when he made clear he was not running. Maybe he and Romney are just playing a game to keep donors on the sidelines.

– While Chris Christie was speaking, Sarah Palin was stealing some of his spotlight much as she has done with Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry — except fewer and fewer people are paying attention. On Fox News last night she actually said the Presidency might shackle her and prevent her from calling it like she sees it. Meanwhile, she can't even call the 2012 race like she sees it.

Jane Hamsher: Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

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September 28th, 2011
08:52 AM ET

L.A. Times: Obama warned about loans

L.A. Times reporter Matea Gold details her story that advisers warned Obama about investing in the now bankrupt Solyndra.

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