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September 27th, 2010
07:44 PM ET

John King Cooks for a Cause

CNN's John King cooked for a cause last week in his old neighboorhood of Dorchester, Massachusettes. Proceeds from the event went to Codman Square Health Center, which routinely provides health care for women who can't afford medical coverage. Below are some photos from the event.


John King and Michael Dukakis. (PHOTO CREDIT: JKUSA)


John King and Deval Patrick. (PHOTO CREDIT: JKUSA)

Filed under: Extra
September 27th, 2010
11:37 AM ET

September 24: John's playlist

Papas Fritas, "Way You Walk"
Echo & The Bunnymen, "Stormy Weather"

Filed under: JKUSA • Playlist
September 27th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Five weeks out means the emphasis is shifting to the nuts and bolts of politics, which is why President Obama this week will be off to Madison, WI, hoping to reignite the spark that got so many young people involved in the 2008 campaign. Why Madison? Well it’s a great college town. Oh, and the Democrats are running behind in the races for Senate and governor in Wisconsin, so it’s a national push with an “all politics is local” twist. On to Monday’s bullet points: Erick takes two of his three to take aim at one of the right’s favorite liberal targets: the outspoken and controversial Florida Rep. Al Grayson. The ad Erick mentions in No. 3 is a powerful production. Joe Arpaio is the left’s least favorite lawman, and Mario can’t resist a poke there. In his first and third point, though, a taste of what the president has to rally the troops, in Madison and elsewhere. Angst on the left over the administration’s handling of health care and DADT is part of the “enthusiasm gap” we see in the midterm campaign polling. -John King

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

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

-Keystone Cops: New poll numbers show that the US Senate Democrats, House GOP’ers, and Rahm Emanuel, read Americas’ disapproval of health care plan incorrectly; most unhappy voters wanted a more extensive plan.

-Cops and Robbers: Allegations fly that Joe Arpaio spent millions of tax payer dollars on exotic trips, could the famous Sheriff go the way of the now infamous Bell City Council?

-Barney Fife: A second Judge finds “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” unconstitutional and the Obama Administration wrings it’s hands wondering whether it should appeal or not. Easy Answer: Not

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

-Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) has hit on a novel way to defend himself on the campaign trail. He has fired off a letter to the Federal Elections Commission demanding one of his critics be incarcerated.

– Congressman Grayson isn't just seeking to round up and arrest his critics, he is attacking his Republican opponent, Daniel Webster, for skipping the draft. Webster actually tried to join the military, but he failed his medical exam. Grayson is using it is an excuse to question Webster's patriotism.

-The Mourning in America ad is devastating. More devastating for the Obama administration? His staff leaked to Bob Woodward worse that George Bush's staffing. There's mourning in the White House no doubt.

Filed under: Bullet Points