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October 6th, 2011
03:05 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:

– Herman Cain is suddenly in the spotlight and has a serious question he now needs a credible answer for since he is staking his campaign on 999, his economic plan with a 9% income tax, a 9% corporate tax, and a 9% national sales tax. Does the GOP want to be the party to introduce a national sales tax to the federal taxation scheme?

– The President will get his jobs plan voted on, maybe. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, a Democrat, seemed intent on filibustering it. It won't go anywhere and even Democrats don't much support it.

– The two big stories that cannot go without a mention: Sarah Palin is not running. Steve Jobs is dead. The latter story greatly overshadows the former. Jobs is an American icon.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Life as Art: Steve Jobs’ passing has only highlighted his contributions to the world, we will be able to say we lived in the country while a person of Edison’s stature walked among us and that we now think differently.

– Art as Life: Denver’s “Su Teatro” will screen a documentary in progress “Ceasar’s Last Fast” for a diverse crowd of Denver’s emerging and current progressive leadership tonight, the attendees will be a sampling of the labor, business, media, arts, Latino, and immigrant coalition that has the swing state conservatives scared.

– Musical Comedy: Latina educators and their supporters are angered about the high profile White House appointment of pop superstar Shakira to a key educational panel, the administration has a statistically poor record on Latino hires and Obama’s inner circle is even less diverse.

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October 6th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

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11:29 AM ET

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After announcing that she won't run for president, Sarah Palin says she'll work to help Republicans reclaim Washington.

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11:25 AM ET

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