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January 4th, 2011
09:49 PM ET

What do you want Congress to accomplish?

Offbeat reporter Pete Dominick hits the street to see what people want Congress to do in this new cycle.

Filed under: Pete Dominick
January 4th, 2011
09:17 PM ET

Good idea to repeal health care reform?

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Marsha Blackburn debate the possibility of repealing health care reform.

Filed under: Interview
January 4th, 2011
03:52 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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Which GOP Senator will threaten to end all unanimous consent agreements in the Senate if the Democrats gut the filibuster? Expect one of them to do it.

– As the debt ceiling limit is about to be reached and talk of a government shutdown starts up, it is important to remember the House Republicans only lost 9 seats in 1996 - not exactly the cataclysmic event everyone seems to remember as fallout from the 1995 shutdown.

– Conservatives have a novel agenda idea for the GOP: bring back the incandescent light bulb.

The Dewey Square Group Principal Maria T. Cardona:

– Congressman Issa’s credibility is out the window as he concludes corruption before any facts are revealed or actual investigation takes place, and by sending a letter to more than 150 industry lobbyists asking them what he should be investigating. Talk about being in bed with special interests!!∙

– GOP obsession with Health Care repeal will backfire in a big way. They want to take away Seniors’ discounts on Rx drugs? Or tell parents their children with pre-existing conditions will not be covered? Or that they can’t have their adult children – till age 26 – on their insurance plans? Bring it on.

– New House rules expose GOP hypocrisy on fiscal discipline – all new programs have to be paid for but tax cuts do not? Even kindergarteners know that fuzzy math does not add up.

Filed under: Bullet Points