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February 7th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

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February 7th, 2012
01:05 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:

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Vogue-Strike a Pose: The House GOP leadership is scrambling to pass a job creating infrastructure bill so that they can take credit for the lower unemployment numbers that are expected by fall.

– Holiday: The GOP primary results are raising the question of whether Tea Party conservatives are abandoning Newt or if they are just taking a break from this election all together.

– Borderline: A bi-partisan group in California will begin gathering signatures this week to pass legislation that will allow undocumented workers to pay taxes and remain in the golden state; hundreds of millions of dollars could be added to their ever dry coffers.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Newsweek of all places has a timely cover story on the war on Christians, and it is not talking about Barack Obama's war, but rather that in the Muslim world. There is an ongoing genocide of Jews and Christians in the Muslim world where increasingly the radicals are taking power thanks to the Arab Spring.

– What is the partisan breakdown of the ABC News/Washington Post poll that showed Barack Obama beating Mitt Romney? Thus far I haven't been able to find it. Likewise, if I asked you a handful of questions about Joe Smith that framed him in a negative light, then asked if you'd vote for him, you'd probably say no. Romney's complaints about the latest ABC News poll do have some merit.

– Is the Tea Party embracing Mitt Romney? No, far from it. They are, however, beginning to accept the inevitability. That doesn't provide him with a base of strong support.

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