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November 2nd, 2011
12:49 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.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Administration Favors Settling With Banks on Criminal Actions They’re STILL Engaged In

We Are the 99 Percent’ Photo of the Day – Special General Strike Edition

Super Committee Going After Your Social Security? That Was the Point

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Herman Cain showed why he is buckling down on foreign policy last night on Fox.  He didn't seem to think China was a nuclear power.

– Considering all the facts we know and the amount of settlement, I don't get the sense that the National Restaurant Association really thought Cain sexually harassed anyone.  But — and this is a big but — it is one thing to not sexually harass someone and another to withstand the victim crying in a TV camera over what happened.

– I'm in California to interview Governor Rick Perry.  I have talked to a couple of pollsters this week and surprisingly several of them think the GOP race is actually a race between Perry and Cain.  Their theory is that Mitt Romney remains at a ceiling in GOP support and if either Cain or Perry (or Gingrich as a wild card) can consolidate the race it is game over for Romney.

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  1. Spencer

    Can Cain be really surprised if the Perry camp is involed in the release of information about these sexual allocations. After all his family lease a property called " ......head"

    November 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
  2. Olu

    It was so disgusting listening to the interview of the Governor of Arizona State. She is the biggest liar of the year. It was preposterous for her to change the story of the engagement she had with President Obama just to sell a book and be in relevance. The immediate interview with John King after the Obama meeting totally contradict what she wrote in her book. What a sham!! Why this politicall expediencies. Has lies become a virtue for political astuteness? It was so perfidious, but also an invidious twist of history. That makes her so ugly!

    November 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  3. jim carroll internet free press

    ARTICLE 1, SECTION 8, OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHY WILL YOU NOT DISCUSS IT AS A REAL METHOD FOR PAYING OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT?

    November 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm |