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November 7th, 2011
04:08 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:

– Wall Street firms made more in the first two and a half years of the Obama Administration than the whole 8 years of the Bush Administration. Someone might want to occupy the White House.

– There are off-year elections tomorrow in Virginia, Kentucky, and elsewhere. The Virginia GOP looks set to take the State Senate, which would be a big win for Bob McDonnell and put him on the short list for Veep.

– Conservative angst: the base is starting to take a Mitt Romney nomination seriously and it troubles them largely because if he does it he'll have taken the nomination largely without conservatives.

Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– Desert Winds: Arizona’s legislative leader and Anti-immigrant law author State Senator Russell Pearce is in a dead-heat with a severely underfunded Republican who has struck a moderate tone on immigration, the too-close-to-call race has the state GOP stunned.

– Cactus Needles: Herman Cain was stumped over a simple question on Medicare at a debate this weekend; maybe he thinks Medicare is a program in the Republic of Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

– Sand Storms: The White House was met with more than a bit of skepticism over the weekend at a Latino town hall in California, apparently it’s more than “talk show hosts and bloggers” that are unhappy with the President's continued embrace of overly-aggressive immigration tactics.

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  1. Ruben Olivas

    John. It is a surprise to me that nobody hss looking back into the statement the lady that Gloria represent as (her lawyer) said yesterday. She said that after so many years with out any contact with Mr Cain, she met Mr. Cain about a month ago. Today. Mr Cain said he never met that woman before????...After meeting him again about a month ago. That woman said she ask him (Mr. Cain) Do you remember me? and Mr Cain answer yes I do. etc etc etc. What's going on here?

    November 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm |