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August 31st, 2011
01:51 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:

– What is Sarah Palin doing? First news reports come out that she may not appear at the Saturday event in Iowa. Then that she cancelled. Then that her speech is on hold. Then that her speech is on. Now again it is cancelled. But she'll go to New Hampshire for Labor Day.

– The Education Secretary came out and knocked the Texas education record. Now the Labor Secretary is knocking the Texas labor record. For an administration that wants to run against Rick Perry, it sure seems like they might be nervous.

– The President says he wants to address Congress on Wednesday night — another speech. But it would be (A) during the NBC GOP Presidential debate and (B) when a great many Americans are in church. He has a habit of using September to reboot his message. The big question will be whether Peggy Noonan is right — have Americans begun tuning out this President? Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

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  1. Dave L.

    Huntsman's Jobs plan is a joke. Like every plan that the GOP puts on the table for anything it is poised simply to give more money to the biggest corporate interests. These are the very corporate interests that cut jobs at every opportunity. The money is simply going to go into the pockets of the largest fat cats the U.S. has and stop or, at best, go to hire new employees overseas. It is more of the same and makes no sense. The *only* way to get more jobs is to help the people that generate at least 70% of the jobs in the U.S., and that's small business owners. Why not give the small business people a break instead of the people who've already have every advantage and who refuse to hire any U.S. citizens unless they can be called an "executive."

    August 31, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
  2. Grant

    People are simply shining light on the realities of Texas under Perry's command so the uninformed is not caught up by all the Texas BS that Perry wants us to believe. If you want to return to the 19th century then you must love the Tea Party and the conservative republicans. If you want to protect our environment, our health, our employment rights, our wages and standard of living, the ability to seek restitution for corporate misdeeds (yes, I am a progressive) then we must join together and rid Congress of conservative Republicans so sensible solutions to our country's problems can be addressed.

    August 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm |