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February 3rd, 2012
11:09 AM 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:

– Nightmare scenario for the GOP: It nominates a candidate whose message is "I can fix the economy" at the moment unemployment suddenly seems to no longer be a hot button political issue.

– One underlying data point in some very good unemployment numbers is the number of people who have fallen out of the workforce. The unemployment rate fell not just because people are getting jobs, but because people are giving up. The actual unemployment rate is much higher. But the household survey has huge political implications that are good for the President.

– A real danger for the GOP is reflected in Ann Coulter's recent column supporting Romneycare. Conservatives who threw in with George W. Bush and some rather un-conservative policies have been blamed by tea party activists as much as the Democrats for the state of the union. There is a real danger in a heightened internal GOP schism. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Gallup Finds Job Creation Improving Slightly

Judge Gives Occupy Pittsburgh Three Days to Vacate

Four Weeks to Payroll Tax Cut/UI Expiration, and Little Movement on Extension

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  1. Bill

    Go to "The Congress of the United States: Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment " and tell our elected leaders to do what needs to be done to keep America strong.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:10 am |
  2. Suzanne

    Watching John King USA right now. I want to know if John King'S interview with Sen. John McCain made the comment that those who voted in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado caucuses were not representative of the Republican Party. Isn't he saying in essence that they don't count? Be ashamed, be very ashamed, Senator McCain.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm |