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October 25th, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Wozniak: Jobs was a strong leader

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talks about Steve Jobs' leadership style and what Jobs thought about President Obama.

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October 25th, 2011
10:44 PM ET

Future of Apple

CNN's John King talks to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the future of Apple post-Steve Jobs.

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October 25th, 2011
10:39 PM ET

Perry: You can file taxes on a postcard

Gov. Rick Perry proposes giving Americans a choice between their current income tax rate or a 20% flat tax rate.

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October 25th, 2011
10:38 PM ET

Close up look at Perry's tax plan

CNN's John King discusses Rick Perry's proposed tax plan. Is it right for the economy? Is it right for Rick Perry?

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October 25th, 2011
10:37 PM ET

Cain's political ad goes viral

CNN's John King looks into controversy around Herman Cain's new political ad. Cain says America needs a sense of humor.

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October 25th, 2011
10:35 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.

Senior Political Columnist for John Avlon:

– Rick Perry's Flat Tax Plan – The details are out and the 20% optional flat tax plan is designed to give conservatives a lot to cheer, but deficit and debt reduction is nowhere to be seen.

– The Cain Gingrich Debates – A Texas Tea Party group is hosting a modern modified Lincoln Douglas-style debate between the most talkative of the GOP contenders – only question is why not in Iowa?

– Bachmann Implosion Part Whatever – In an unusual public rebuke, the Minnesota congresswoman's N.H. staff resigned en masse, with one key aide joining Perry's camp, all while issuing a press release which detailed the how the internal chaos of her campaign at least matches the external. Anderson!

– Rick Perry clearly enjoys joking about Barack Obama's birth certificate. It is a dog whistle for reporters who just feel compelled to focus on the issue without Perry's sense of humor. Consequently, on a day Perry is unveiling a well received economic plan, reporters want to know about his birther position.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Mitt Romney won't take a position on John Kasich's union reforms plan. That's big.

– My colleague Jason Mattera (he's the editor of RedState's sister publication Human Events) managed to have a confrontation with Vice President Joe Biden. Now Vice President Biden is complaining and wants an investigation of Mattera's actions. Silly.

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