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December 16th, 2011
03:20 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:

– A new Harvard University study of 2,000 young voters finds that young voters may like Obama more than the generic Republican, but they've soured on Obama too and don't think he will win re-election.

– For the first time ever an AP-GfK poll shows a majority of Americans think Obama should be defeated. At the same time a Gallup poll suggests his class warfare campaign strategy might backfire on him as most Americans consider themselves part of the "have's" and not the "have not's."

– Last night at the Fox News debate in Iowa, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry shined. Bachmann threw Gingrich off on her criticisms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Perry got few questions, but hit them all out of the park. The most memorable moment was Perry comparing himself to Tim Tebow. Mitt Romney had his best debate performance ever and gave a brilliant defense of his private sector experience, comparing how he handled restructuring businesses with how Barack Obama handled General Motors.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Almost All Americans Believe the Ultra Rich Have Too Much Power

Lakeside Diner – Free Bradley Manning!

Emanuel Prepares Protest Restrictions, Punitive Measures for Protesters During NATO/G8

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