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September 1st, 2011
02:50 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:

– The President will address the nation and Congress next Thursday. He will compete against the Saints, some other NFL team that will lose to the Saints, Arizona, and Oklahoma. My money is on the American people watching football.

– A Michele Bachmann -supporting Super PAC is out with an ad against Rick Perry. It has the appearance of trying to get free media play without an actual ad buy, but the direct attacks have begun.

– Sarah Palin is going to New Hampshire. Mitt Romney is too. Again, they'll be there the same day. Maybe Palin is a stalking horse for the anti-Romney crowd.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– First Date: Speaker Boehner finally makes history on the jobs front by being the first in his position to deny a President his choice on a joint session of congress, Obama wanted to address unemployment on the first day of congress and as usual the GOP had other plans.

– Break Up: Dick Cheney promised heads would explode once his book was published but nobody knew that it would be conservative craniums, does Bush’s silence signal his concurrence with his VP’s “facts”?

– Wall Flowers: Barack Obama’s tight inner circle is being questioned as Latino community leaders whisper the question: why doesn’t any part of his campaign brain include somebody that understands basic Spanglish?

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Filed under: Bullet Poins
September 1st, 2011
01:00 PM ET

Huntsman's job plan

Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman tells CNN's Candy Crowley about his jobs plan unveiled on Wednesday.

Filed under: 2012 • Interview