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November 14th, 2011
07:40 PM ET

Sen. McCain on waterboarding

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tells CNN's John King that he was disappointed in the waterboarding answers by GOP candidates.


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November 14th, 2011
07:32 PM ET
November 14th, 2011
12:56 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 Battleground Poll is out. It shows a nation really, really divided. Along with Rasmussen, it shows President Obama on the rebound.

– The CBS debate on Saturday night saw twice as many people see its first hour as did the CNBC poll. But the candidates clearly did not get equal time. The questions seemed stacked toward the top tier candidates. And there was the weird, "what's the problem with the EU in 30 seconds" question. Then the last thirty minutes were available only on the internet and the servers crashed. It was a lesson in how not to do a debate.

– Rick Perry got a lifeline from the debate. Whodathunk his stronger performance would be foreign policy. Surprisingly, Jon Huntsman failed to shine even though he's widely considered the strongest candidate in foreign policy. One candidate hurt by the foreign policy debate? Herman Cain was out of his league.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Who’s the Boss?: Michele Bachmann has decided that praising China and promising to implement their policies if elected is a smart strategy, who is in charge of her campaign, the Cain team?

– The Facts of Life: After months of the administration quietly telling activists that immigration is not a top issue for Latino voters, Obama admits to reporters that the hot button issue will be major tool in the 2012 election to lure Latinos to the polls; has anybody told him about the anger surrounding his policies?

– Boy Meets World: Apparently Rick Perry thinks that joking about not remembering the drastic changes his advisers have planned for America if he is elected makes us all feel better about it, unfortunately America is not laughing WITH him.

Editor’s Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors.

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November 14th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

Fareed Zakaria discusses Obama's upcoming Asia trip

CNN's Fareed Zakaria looks ahead at what the president hopes to accomplish during his upcoming trip to Asia.

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