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December 15th, 2011
02:05 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:

– Newt Gingrich seems to be slipping in Iowa while Romney holds steady. There is a question many will soon have answered: can a non-traditional campaign win a caucus? Traditionally, infrastructure matters. Newt doesn't have that.

– Interesting the President told a reporter the other day that the economic problems we face have been going on for "three decades." In addition to ignoring the Reagan Recovery, it also lumps Bill Clinton in with the blame.

– Heard the one about the Obama donors getting fancy government contracts, loans, and favors? No, I'm not talking Solyndra. No, I'm not talking Lightsquared. The latest is Solayzme, which sold fuel to the Navy at a ridiculously high price. Um ... crony capitalism?

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Tintin: Obama’s global reach continues as he adds the real end of military operations in Iraq to his portfolio of foreign policy accomplishments that includes a growing list of conquered global pirates and despots. In the movie, will Bo play Snowy?

– Money Ball: Newt proves you don’t need campaign contributions to be competitive in the race for the GOP primary – just a bunch of free media fueled by promises to end child labor protections and mine outer space. But, will he ultimately lose the last game of the season?

– Bridesmaids: After trying to diminish the popular U.S. Occupy uprising, the mainstream media pundits find their rationale attacked by their own best friend as Time Magazine names “The Protestor” as the person of the year. Will the last big news mag get kicked out of the wedding party?

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    Why must the faithfulness of a person of Gingrich be brought to the public for discussion? Does it mean he has being unfaithful all these while.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm |