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October 14th, 2011
01:26 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:

– Rick Perry released an energy independence plan today citing things he can do without Congressional approval in his first 100 days in office. But the bigger question for him is whether he can even get the nomination at this point.

– What is the cash on hand? The one weapon in his arsenal he has to reclaim the top spot is Perry's $15 million cash on hand. Herman Cain reportedly has less than a million cash on hand, though his fundraising has picked up. It most likely won't be at a competitive level for a while though, which then might open the door to a Gingrich flirtation with the non-Romney crowd.

– President Obama seems to have lost any mojo he might have once had. Congress isn't passing his jobs bill. Bill Daley is saying he's leaving at the end of the term. Congressional Democrats don't want him campaigning with them. It's like George H. W. Bush after breaking his "no news taxes" promise — the GOP didn't want to be seen with him.

Side note: Happy Anniversary to my wife. She's suffered with me for 11 years

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

First Step in Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Advanced

Live Blog for #OWS: Day 28, NYPD Surrounding Liberty Park; Eviction Could Come Soon–

That Giant Sucking Sound

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  1. Michael Yancy

    If the Dems wanted to really pass a jobs bill all they had to do was insert a provision that all concrete and steel would be supplied by the Peoples Republic of China. That would have removed all protest from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Republican party.

    October 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  2. Robert Read

    The so-called legal counsel of CNN better get the facts correct. Americans who travel in foreign countries must have their passport to prove who they are. There are colleges and universities must require proof of who are taking their courses. This proof is a valid drivers license or a ID issue by the state DMV. So what is wrong with requiring people who are not American citizens to have valid proof of who they are?

    October 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  3. Don Radford

    Has anyone gone through West Texas lately? I have. Half the business section of Memphis, Texas is closed down and that's true for other towns there. Most of his increase in employment, as I understand it, has come from raiding other states. Yes, that helps Texas but the unemployment is a NATIONAL PROBLEM. What about the rest of the nation?

    October 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  4. Milton

    Don't believe anything this guy writes. If you've seen his 53% tumbler, you know he lies about his status as a 99% and photoshops entries on that blog. If I wanted to listen to made up facts, I'd just watch faux news or redstate. I was hoping CNN wouldn't hire this clown.

    October 17, 2011 at 9:56 am |