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August 10th, 2011
10:27 PM ET

The audacity of Sarah Palin

CNN's John King and panel members discuss Sarah Palin's trip to Iowa just before the next GOP presidential debate.

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August 10th, 2011
03:36 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:

– All eyes will be on Iowa the next few days until it has to share stares with the RedState Gathering in Charleston, S.C. Tomorrow there is a GOP debate. For grassroots Republicans sitting on the sidelines, a lot of them want to know how Herman Cain is going to do. People want to support him, but have been sitting back. If he shines, it gives him a boost headed into the straw poll.

– The names are out for the super committee. Republicans are worried about Senator Jon Kyl. Why? He is retiring. Often when politicians have nothing to lose, they go in for bad policy they think will help. But for retiring Congressmen in 2010, Obama would have never gotten his healthcare plan passed.

– The big question for Saturday in Charleston, S.C. — who will introduce Rick Perry? It won't be me. But I have a guess, though I can't say. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Obama’s 2008 Hope Morphs Into 2012 Slash-and-Burn

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