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December 9th, 2011
10:55 AM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

The Impending Eviction of Occupy Boston

Romney More Electable than Gingrich, but Just Barely

Iran Shows US Drone on State-Run TV

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– The Romney campaign is doing what it had not done, attacking a candidate. The campaign is amping up its attacks on Gingrich. One hindrance? It's Christmas. It's harder for people to pay attention.

– Household net worth has dropped the most since 2008. Everything is more expensive and people have less money to spend. Just in time for Election 2012.

– Big fight for conservatives: Roy Blunt vs. Ron Johnson for Senate Republican Vice Chairman. Watch this race to see who is on which side. It is an interesting fight within the Senate GOP over the direction of the Senate.

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  1. Harold McDuffie, Oak Ridge TN.

    Please go via Google to Craig Venter and understand his discoery–a living cell includes a variety of chemical biological systems but a single genzyme. He has physically removed a genzyme and later replaced it with a synthetic genzyme that has a slightly different composition. The cell resumes its activity;; like an automobile with a second driver, but the result is a different performance. The cell is the lowest expression of a living organism; if it can be shown to be partly synthetic,;what is the significance for a multicellular organism even up to humans. How does this impact the certainty of a paranormal function implied by faith? Please let me know that your staff has taken this seriously. HFMcD.

    December 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  2. Harold McDuffie, Oak Ridge TN.

    I misspelled: the word is genome and not genzyme. My apologies. HFMcD

    December 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  3. jim carroll internet free press

    NEWT GINGRICH HAS BIG, BRIGHT IDEAS: NAME ONE!
    Posted on December 11, 2011 by jcarroll

    Where is the beef, Newt? You may get forgiven of your sins, but you will always be a mix of all you have ever been. I can only hope that the American people will not like your blend.

    Question: Newt, would you let people off of death row if they got forgiven of their sins? Electing you President would be worse.

    Invite your friends and the News Media to visit the Internet Free Press and get some new ideas, or they can call Jim Carroll at 865-470-2610

    December 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm |