Political Points: Cain’s Kissinger offer, Giffords speaks, Bloomberg vs. Occupy


HERMAN HEARTS HENRY: Herman Cain says he offered former secretary of state Henry Kissinger his old job back in a Cain administration, an offer that was declined. (Perhaps Kissinger got the offer because he likes Cain’s ads.) UPDATE: A Cain spokesman says his candidate was only kidding when he said he offered Kissinger a job in his administration.

GIFFORDS SPEAKS: The first televised interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords following her shooting aired, and apparently she is still considering whether to run for reelection.

BLOOMBERG’S DILEMMA: Politico’s Ben Smith looks at Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to clear out New York’s Occupy Wall Street encampment.

A KISS FOR COLIN: KISS frontman and former Rick Perry fan Gene Simmons now says Colin Powell would be the GOP’s best presidential candidate.

WHAT OHIO RACE?: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) isn’t responding to attacks from his likely GOP opponent Josh Mandel because, he says, the race hasn’t started yet.

THE MISSING TRUST: Jeffrey Goldberg argues that with tensions heating up with Iran, President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu need to repair their relationship.

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