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October 26th, 2011
09:20 PM ET

Low poll numbers for Rick Perry

CNN's John King talks to Rick Perry's campaign manager about his standing in the GOP primary race.


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October 26th, 2011
09:18 PM ET

Poll: 9% approve of U.S. Congress

CNN's John King discusses the approval rating of the president and Congress as Obama continues to campaign this week.


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October 26th, 2011
01:12 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 is in full campaign mode against the Republicans. Lots of folks are pointing out why the Harry Truman comparison might not work. Here is one a bit more specific. When Truman ran against the GOP, the country was full of FDR Democrats. They were more with Truman than against him. Now, the country views itself as rather conservative and sees the President as rather liberal. The country is not as with him as he thinks.

– The Cain campaign does not appear to have ground operations in several of the early states to the extent they need. But they have heavy outside involvement. There's an open question — can a campaign with a forceful personality and no real infrastructure win a nomination relying on outside groups with whom he cannot coordinate? The textbook answer is no, but the Cain camp is playing to beat conventional wisdom.

– There are rumblings on the horizon. Democrats and Republicans are both fearful of what the secret "super committee" is up to and some Democrats are starting to wonder if taking the across the board cuts might be a better deal.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

‘We are the 99 Percent’ Photo of the Day

Administration Announces Student Loan Changes–

Regular People Not “Experts” Are Right About Health Care Cost Problem

Editor’s Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors.


Filed under: Bullet Points
October 25th, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Wozniak: Jobs was a strong leader

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talks about Steve Jobs' leadership style and what Jobs thought about President Obama.


Filed under: Interview
October 25th, 2011
10:44 PM ET

Future of Apple

CNN's John King talks to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the future of Apple post-Steve Jobs.


Filed under: Interview
October 25th, 2011
10:39 PM ET

Perry: You can file taxes on a postcard

Gov. Rick Perry proposes giving Americans a choice between their current income tax rate or a 20% flat tax rate.


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October 25th, 2011
10:38 PM ET

Close up look at Perry's tax plan

CNN's John King discusses Rick Perry's proposed tax plan. Is it right for the economy? Is it right for Rick Perry?


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October 25th, 2011
10:37 PM ET

Cain's political ad goes viral

CNN's John King looks into controversy around Herman Cain's new political ad. Cain says America needs a sense of humor.


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October 25th, 2011
10:35 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.

Senior Political Columnist for TheDailyBeast.com John Avlon:

– Rick Perry's Flat Tax Plan – The details are out and the 20% optional flat tax plan is designed to give conservatives a lot to cheer, but deficit and debt reduction is nowhere to be seen.

– The Cain Gingrich Debates – A Texas Tea Party group is hosting a modern modified Lincoln Douglas-style debate between the most talkative of the GOP contenders – only question is why not in Iowa?

– Bachmann Implosion Part Whatever – In an unusual public rebuke, the Minnesota congresswoman's N.H. staff resigned en masse, with one key aide joining Perry's camp, all while issuing a press release which detailed the how the internal chaos of her campaign at least matches the external. Anderson!

– Rick Perry clearly enjoys joking about Barack Obama's birth certificate. It is a dog whistle for reporters who just feel compelled to focus on the issue without Perry's sense of humor. Consequently, on a day Perry is unveiling a well received economic plan, reporters want to know about his birther position.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Mitt Romney won't take a position on John Kasich's union reforms plan. That's big.

– My colleague Jason Mattera (he's the editor of RedState's sister publication Human Events) managed to have a confrontation with Vice President Joe Biden. Now Vice President Biden is complaining and wants an investigation of Mattera's actions. Silly.

Editor’s Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors.


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October 24th, 2011
09:06 PM ET

New help for 'underwater' homeowners

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says the president's plan to help homeowners will benefit both the economy and taxpayers


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