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September 13th, 2010
11:46 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:

Happy Monday. Proof positive in our friends' bullet points here the tax cut debate will drive our politics for the next week or so, now that Congress is back. Though the real resolution of this fight might not come until the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress. Mario fires an interesting warning to Dems re not taking Latinos for granted, and Erick's lament about the money going into Delaware will be worth remembering if a conservative elsewhere comes up just short in November. – John King

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Did John Boehner actually back away from support for all the Bush tax cuts? It seems he was too nuanced and Republicans intend to make Blue Dogs take a position on keeping them or supporting what would amount to an Obama tax increase.

– O'Donnell v. Castle: I hope O'Donnell wins and realize it will make winning Delaware harder. But it is a good fight to have. The problem? Conservatives are spending resources in Delaware better used elsewhere.

– At the 9/12 rallies there was a lot of criticism of Democrats, but there was a good bit of criticism of Republicans. The GOP has its work cut out for it should it take back Congress.

Talk Show Host and Online Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– New Deck: Democratic Party operatives are taken by surprise as the GOP spends real money in a serious attempt to grab Latino voters in key swing States.

РBluffer: Newt Gingrich’s hunger for the Presidency supersedes his facade of intellectualism as he grabs for the birther vote.

– Empty Hand: Boehner was against middle class tax cuts before he was for them and in an a media instant has lost half the GOP economic plan to Obama.

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  1. linda

    Big business have the Bush tax cuts in place now, but everyone say's business's will hire if they keep them in place. They have them now and they aren't hireing, so who says they will if they extend them????

    September 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  2. tom

    I.m still amazed that neither party gets it. This election is about the status quo, it!s about business as usual in congress. Incumbents from both parties are being brought to task and hopefully sent packing.

    September 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  3. James malenfant

    Anyone who believes the GOP has any answers is a fool. For 2 years they have obstructed any attempt to repair the damage to our economy by the GOP before Obama. The GOP simply cannot stand that we have a black president. That is why they are opposed to anything the DEMs try. I don't think the big sweep is going to happen in November.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:12 am |
    • James Malenfant

      Wow, I have a namesake doppleganger that comes from the opposite of the political spectrum! The GOP didn't halt the repair on the economy, which plan were you speaking?And to say the problem is racial is ridiculous. I want a black president, Herman Cain.They have been trying to limit the damage the libs want to create in our economy to get to the next election cycle. And it will be a landslide but not for the republicans direct, it will be for the anti-government anti politician. Cain can be sold to the OWS crowd if he doesn't shoot himself in the foot during the primary. It's lining up to be an interesting political season.

      October 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm |