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Tonight on JKUSA...

We’re just moments away from the top of the show! Tonight we’re talking about NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams. Plus, both of the country’s ‘comeback kids’ were out on the campaign trail today…we’ll tell you who…Tune in TONIGHT @ 7p ET!

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October 21st, 2010
02:19 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.

Twelve days and counting, and an interesting take from President Obama today on the West Coast: He says he has been too busy dealing with challenges to take “victory laps” to sell policies he believes are correct. Republicans of course see it differently – and say the president and the Democrats are in trouble because voters don’t like administration policies. Who’s right? You decide that in 12 days. On to the bullet points: Mario joins the mocking of Sharon Angle for seeing Asians in a room full of Latinos; it was odd, and it is now part of a calculated Democratic GOTV strategy. And his point re former President Clinton is a reminder the self-styled “Comeback Kid” of 1992 has come back again. In Erick’s No. 1 is a new conservative rallying cry; Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, too, are on NPR’s case. And how telling: Mario’s No.3 as noted is about the rising star of the former Democratic president, while Erick’s No. 3 is about the falling star of the current Democratic president. Enjoy the day. – John King

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

– Back Lash: Sharron Angle under fire from Hispanic students in Nevada she thinks “look Asian” it is no wonder that GOP operatives are telling Latinos not to vote.

– Back Draft: When is a major political party not a major political party? When Colorado State GOP Chair Dick Wadhams mismanages one into official minor party status.

– Just plain old “Back!”: President Clinton returns as the superstar of the Party less than 2 years after pundits and bloggers from left and right said he was done for good. It’s amazing what creating millions of middle class jobs does for your resume in this country.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– NPR fires Juan Williams for sharing his concerns on Islamic terrorism. This issue resonates with people in a way many among the political elites in the country do not understand.

– Charlie Cook moves more races around. It is worse news for the Democrats.

– Mr. Obama's political rating, with 12 days before the election, sinks to a new low.

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