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John King Follow Friday

Each week, JKUSA’s “Follow Friday” highlights the week’s most-important trending topics. We also try to give you a heads-up about things to keep on your radar and check out over the weekend.

This week, John interviewed the San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julián Castro. They talked about immigration, Texas politics and the increasing political clout of Latinos on America.

The interview's worth checking out. Take a look here .

Once you're done, follow this link to the Census website and check out the boom of latinos in your city and state.

One more thing we're all following: BP's progress in containing its leaky oil well. Click here for CNN's latest reporting.

Filed under: #Follow Friday
July 16th, 2010
02:31 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Editor's note: Occasionally we will ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington. Founder and progressive blogger Jane Hamsher:

– Unlike Obama, Baucus, Democratic Party, Greenspan Wants Bush Tax Cuts to Expire.

– Democrats Blame Senate GOP for Failure to Govern; Voters Still Blame Democrats.

– 200,000 Member Union Council Endorses CA Prop 19, the Legalize, Regulate, Tax Cannabis Measure.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Democratic Governors Association spent $800,000.00 attacking Barack Obama in Iowa.

– Corporations that have helped the government in national security efforts are nervous, waiting for a Washington Post story on Monday that will potentially begin naming them.

– Conservatives are nervous about Sharron Angle's campaign team.

Filed under: Bullet Points
July 16th, 2010
01:44 PM ET

July 15: John's playlist

Talking Heads, "(Nothing But) Flowers"
Clash, "Straight to Hell"
Ozomatli, "Super Bowl Sundae"

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