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February 7th, 2012
01:05 PM 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:

Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– Vogue-Strike a Pose: The House GOP leadership is scrambling to pass a job creating infrastructure bill so that they can take credit for the lower unemployment numbers that are expected by fall.

– Holiday: The GOP primary results are raising the question of whether Tea Party conservatives are abandoning Newt or if they are just taking a break from this election all together.

– Borderline: A bi-partisan group in California will begin gathering signatures this week to pass legislation that will allow undocumented workers to pay taxes and remain in the golden state; hundreds of millions of dollars could be added to their ever dry coffers.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Newsweek of all places has a timely cover story on the war on Christians, and it is not talking about Barack Obama's war, but rather that in the Muslim world. There is an ongoing genocide of Jews and Christians in the Muslim world where increasingly the radicals are taking power thanks to the Arab Spring.

– What is the partisan breakdown of the ABC News/Washington Post poll that showed Barack Obama beating Mitt Romney? Thus far I haven't been able to find it. Likewise, if I asked you a handful of questions about Joe Smith that framed him in a negative light, then asked if you'd vote for him, you'd probably say no. Romney's complaints about the latest ABC News poll do have some merit.

– Is the Tea Party embracing Mitt Romney? No, far from it. They are, however, beginning to accept the inevitability. That doesn't provide him with a base of strong support.

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  1. misty santana

    Thank Goodness for both John King and CNN. Rick Santorum– I was absolutely, gob smacked, at Mr. Santorum's rhetoric about Birth Control! he may quote the Bible all he wants to in support of his Views about Birth Control and the Bible ( which is not even of this Century and I personally feel that A GOD would not want women to suffer with children they could neither feed nor clothe! What I say is Heaven help us if this man ever got elected! he needs to spend 6 months in a very poor neighborhood and live on the pennies many people have to and watch HIS children not be fed properly or HIS wife have health care. It is 2012 does he really believe God, any God wants to see such povery as is in this shaking world we live in- this now tentative ball out in space! He is extremely naive to say the very least! has he ever had a child himself of course not he is a male! Mothers in abject poverty with their children are in SORROW!
    No Church has the right to DICTATE how a woman cares for her own body. being a sperm donor is miniscule to being pregnant and then giving birth and then watching your children be in poverty! I say wake up Santorum, open your eyes and your heart! Take a *real walk aroung this Earth. Privilege is not abject poverty! This Planet is shaking with all kinds of sorrows- pollution etc- mind sets- greed- you name it!

    misty santana

    February 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  2. Sultan

    I driagsee with the level headed Mormon thinking comment. Mormons follow a fraud who claimed the title of prophet. They do not allow the public to witness their services. They have excluded women, blacks, Native Americans, and LGBT from leadership and membership in some instances. They still vote as a block, which was commanded by their prophet. This is a scary cult who hides behind the label of Christian, not level headed thinkers.

    February 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm |