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February 23rd, 2012
08:14 PM ET

Deadly day in Syria

John King and Fareed Zakaria discuss the ongoing violence in Syria and if the U.S. will support the opposition there.

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February 23rd, 2012
07:31 PM ET

Two U.S. troops die in Quran protests

Nick Paton Walsh reports on the deaths of two U.S. soldiers during protests against the Quran burnings in Afghanistan.

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February 23rd, 2012
03:50 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:

– Careless Whispers: Santorum admits he votes against his principles and hands Romney a great clip for a future nasty ad.

– Time After Time: Gov. Christie vetoes gay marriage, taking a waning position that was popular in the 1980’s and hoping it still be so in 2016.

– Start Me Up: Comcast launches four minority-led channels creating the greatest media opening for Latinos and African Americans seen in decades.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– My friend Ben Domenech makes a good observation in his must read "Transom" daily email regarding Romney's speech about his new tax plan. He writes, "Finally a Republican who promises to preserve our tax code's progressivity! Once again, as numerous commentators have noted, Romney speaks the language of conservatism as if he’s someone who tried Rosetta Stone for a couple days and then left it gathering dust."

– Conservative reaction to Romney's tax plan continues. The Club for Growth, and even National Review, a publication sympathetic to Romney, are underwhelmed. It took 170 days for Romney to largely discard the first of his 59 points, but he still has no plan to balance the federal budget.

– The big winner from last night's CNN debate was Barack Obama. Well, okay, Gingrich won the debate itself, but the President has to be pleased. No, let's not go with the conventional wisdom that the Republicans have gone right — something you rarely hear the press lament about Democrats in campaigns. No, he won because the GOP got lost in the weeds trying to differentiate themselves. The weeds get mowed down in yards. And voters sure don't vote for them.

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