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:
– Herman Cain is suddenly in the spotlight and has a serious question he now needs a credible answer for since he is staking his campaign on 999, his economic plan with a 9% income tax, a 9% corporate tax, and a 9% national sales tax. Does the GOP want to be the party to introduce a national sales tax to the federal taxation scheme?
– The President will get his jobs plan voted on, maybe. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, a Democrat, seemed intent on filibustering it. It won't go anywhere and even Democrats don't much support it.
– The two big stories that cannot go without a mention: Sarah Palin is not running. Steve Jobs is dead. The latter story greatly overshadows the former. Jobs is an American icon.
Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:
– Life as Art: Steve Jobs’ passing has only highlighted his contributions to the world, we will be able to say we lived in the country while a person of Edison’s stature walked among us and that we now think differently.
– Art as Life: Denver’s “Su Teatro” will screen a documentary in progress “Ceasar’s Last Fast” for a diverse crowd of Denver’s emerging and current progressive leadership tonight, the attendees will be a sampling of the labor, business, media, arts, Latino, and immigrant coalition that has the swing state conservatives scared.
– Musical Comedy: Latina educators and their supporters are angered about the high profile White House appointment of pop superstar Shakira to a key educational panel, the administration has a statistically poor record on Latino hires and Obama’s inner circle is even less diverse.
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