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May 16th, 2011
10:30 PM ET

Donald Trump won't run in 2012

John King and panel discuss Donald Trump's presidential campaign and decision to withdraw from the 2012 race.

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May 16th, 2011
10:08 PM ET

Jindal talks worst-case flood scenarios

Gov. Bobby Jindal and CNN's John King talk worst-case scenarios for the flooded state of Louisiana.

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May 16th, 2011
03:31 PM ET

President Obama calls Gov. Bobby Jindal

John King is out on a boat tour of the flooded areas in Louisiana. Sent in from his blackberry, is this picture of Governor Bobby Jindal receiving a call from President Obama. Tune in tonight @ 7p ET, we'll be LIVE from Morgan City, La.


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May 16th, 2011
12:56 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Huckabee is out. The pro-life and evangelical crowds will probably begin flocking to people like Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain.

– Newt Gingrich has long had a reputation for being undisciplined. Yesterday, on Meet the Press, he defended the individual mandate and attacked Paul Ryan's Medicare reforms. Today he is backpedalling.

– With Huckabee out, all eyes now are on Mitch Daniels and a decision could some soon. But with tales of phone calls from Laura Bush, whispers about the Rove machine, and Daniels' own reputation, look for his opponents to begin spinning him as the second coming of George W. Bush.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– It Always Happens in Threes: Conservative Senators Coburn and Santorum seem to be steeped in the Ensign hush money sex scandal in what will become a reminder to independents on why they distrust the GOP.

– Dreams in the Morning-An Angels Warning: Obama angers immigrant activists by issuing a fundraising letter touting his support of the DREAM Act, maybe his fundraising pen should sign a student deportation ban.

– If Your Nose Itches You’ll Kiss a Fool: Gingrich has Sunday pundits mouthing his absurd talking point that he is no longer a flame thrower while he defends his Obama is the “food stamp President” bomb by asking if America really wants to “become Detroit”.

Editor’s Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors

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May 16th, 2011
11:56 AM ET

Bin Laden's unreleased message

CNN's Hala Gorani tells John King about bin Laden's video and its connection to the Arab uprisings.

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