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December 7th, 2011
07:34 PM ET

Bachmann: I can 'shred' Obama in debate

Michele Bachmann says she is the only true conservative in the race, and she could "shred" Obama's policies in a debate. What do you think?

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December 7th, 2011
07:28 PM ET

Bachmann: Bookstore episode with child was 'reprehensible'

(CNN) – GOP hopeful Michele Bachmann said Wednesday that a recent episode at a book signing, in which a young boy told her his gay mother "didn't need fixing," was "reprehensible."

"He obviously didn't want to say what he was put up to say, and I just think it's reprehensible when someone uses a little child to advance a political agenda," Bachmann said Wednesday on CNN's "John King, USA."

"That's what was going on in a book signing. I'd never do that to one of my children, and it's really unfortunate that this poor, little boy was used in that way."


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December 7th, 2011
07:24 PM ET
December 7th, 2011
05:51 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– I have listened to President Obama's speech twice. Sadly. I had to edit it up for radio. I heard a fiery speech devoid of a lot of substance beyond essentially defending the status quo while saying he's not. And he keeps blaming ATM's and the internet for job losses, but he wants to be an innovator? He doesn't understand basic free market economics.

– I think Newt Gingrich just might now be the nominee. It looks more and more like the only thing that can stop Newt is a guy named Newt Gingrich. His leads are dominant in states across the nation.

– Despite Newt's lead, there are a lot of Republicans still on the side lines. Consider the lack of gubernatorial endorsements. Republicans just are not that happy with the field. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Everything is Coming Up Gingrich

Why We Should Never Have Messed Around with the Payroll Tax

Class War Of Words

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