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February 15th, 2012
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:

– Rick Santorum has thus far added about $41,000.00 into the ad buying coffers of Michigan networks compared to Romney's $800,000+ ad buys. Meanwhile, Romney's negatives are going up significantly. Given the lack of parity in the ad wars and the relative hostility of Romney's ads and those of his Super PAC, the logical conclusion is that Romney's wounds are mostly self-inflicted.

– European Ministers are perturbed that Greece is not actually going to adhere to the bailout terms. The reality remains that the president's re-election is largely based on the economic performance in this country and it appears more and more each day that Angela Merkel and the Greeks will have more say in his re-election than either he or the GOP nominee will.

– House Republicans are having serious problems getting a highway bill through. Leadership decided it could largely ignore conservative concerns and bring along Democrats. It is not working out that way.

Jane Hamsher: Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

1. Lt. Dan Choi Tent Delivery Party at Occupy Deleware, Saturday February 18 – 2pm

Payroll Tax Cut Negotiations: Unemployment Benefits Set to Drop from 99 to 79 or Less Weeks

Santorum and Romney Effectively Tied in Most National Polls

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  1. Patricia Neal

    I wish you would ask our Republican candidates who appointed them judge and jury over what kind of medical treatment women should have. Our constitution says we have freedom of religion and that means freedom from people with different religions trying to force their ideas on us, in fact freedom from religion. Also the constitution says there will be no "religious test shall ever be requiired as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States" so all this talk about Obama's religion or anyone else's religion is against the constitution. Why don't the candidates and the Republican base read the constitution and follow what it says.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  2. Massimo

    Not as big a dilemma as you are maikng it out to be. Romney's plan is a _state_ plan, whereas Obamacare is a federal one. Most conservatives seem to be okay with state management of many things, including health care.Cheers!a92010 SinisterMatt. All Rights Reserved.

    March 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm |