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October 20th, 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:

– Harry Reid says "private sector jobs are doing just fine." Meanwhile, they are not. Conservatives are fixated on this story today.

– The other story drawing conservative eyes is this one. Barack Obama has gotten more from the financial sector than the GOP. Who really is the party of Wall Street?

– Herman Cain's got some explaining to do. On CNN's Piers Morgan last night he really sent mixed signals on abortion and the pro-life community is waking up to full inboxes from pro-life activists screaming. He's going to need to fix this quick. Rick Perry's going to Iowa today to talk to pro-life voters.

Mario Solis-March: Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– Too Many Hands: Even Obama’s hard core Latino supporters are upset that on the day that a documentary aired horrific facts about the administration's immigration policy, the Department of Homeland Security held a conference call touting its record number of deportations, apparently the right hand doesn’t know what the further right hand is doing.

– No hands on Deck: The job killing GOP house majority will now vote against teachers and firefighters…..again, apparently the “job creators” we hear about (but never see) will fill those employment gaps as well.

– Muddy Palms: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s top State aide Rosemary Rodriguez is involved in a nasty local school board race in Denver, Rodriguez is slinging mud against a much admired local Latino elected official, will there be a “Latino Spring”?

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  1. Wanda Lou Quirk

    Mr King: Your guests keep saying "rule of law". Is that the "rule" by western standards or by middle-eastern standards?

    Thank you...WL

    October 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm |