BET Wire: President Obama Would Lose Re-Election Today

Plus, Detroit wants Kwame Kilpatrick to pay up.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - President Obama might be citizen Obama if the presidential election were held this year; a Tea Party congressman pleads guilty to drug possession; some Congressional Black Caucus members wonder if race is a factor in the nominations of Judge Robert Wilkins and Rep. Mel Watt — and more. (Photo: BET)

Hindsight - If the presidential election were held today, Republican Mitt Romney would best Obama by 49 percent to 45 percent, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Nov, 19. In addition, the president's approval rating fell six points in the past month to a low of 42 percent.  (Photos from left: John Gurzinski/Getty Images, Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

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Hindsight - If the presidential election were held today, Republican Mitt Romney would best Obama by 49 percent to 45 percent, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Nov, 19. In addition, the president's approval rating fell six points in the past month to a low of 42 percent. (Photos from left: John Gurzinski/Getty Images, Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Every Man for Himself - Sen. Tim Scott has decided to not endorse fellow Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, who is facing four primary challengers in his 2014 re-election bid. "I'm going to allow for all the other folks on the ballot to represent themselves very well. I'm going to continue to work hard for my election," Scott told the hosts of CNN's Crossfire.  (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Every Man for Himself - Sen. Tim Scott has decided to not endorse fellow Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, who is facing four primary challengers in his 2014 re-election bid. "I'm going to allow for all the other folks on the ballot to represent themselves very well. I'm going to continue to work hard for my election," Scott told the hosts of CNN's Crossfire. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

More Money - Detroit Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has fallen even deeper in debt. Prosecutors are calling for him to pay $195,403 in back taxes. They also are asking that he be ordered to pay Detroit $4.5 million in restitution. Kilpatrick is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for fraud, bribery and other crimes.  (Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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More Money - Detroit Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has fallen even deeper in debt. Prosecutors are calling for him to pay $195,403 in back taxes. They also are asking that he be ordered to pay Detroit $4.5 million in restitution. Kilpatrick is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for fraud, bribery and other crimes. (Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Busted - Rep. Trey Radel (R-Florida) pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court on Nov. 20 to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine. The freshman lawmaker was busted on Oct. 29 after his drug dealer flipped on him following his own arrest. Radel will be on supervised probation for one year and has entered rehab. In September, he voted for legislation that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests.    (Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Busted - Rep. Trey Radel (R-Florida) pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court on Nov. 20 to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine. The freshman lawmaker was busted on Oct. 29 after his drug dealer flipped on him following his own arrest. Radel will be on supervised probation for one year and has entered rehab. In September, he voted for legislation that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests.  (Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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A Black Thing? - Some CBC members are wondering whether race is a factor in Republican senators' blockade of Judge Robert Wilkins and Rep. Mel Watt. ?It?s not the controlling point but it?s a factor, no question about it,? Rep. G.K. Butterfield told Roll Call. Rep. Charles Rangel agrees: ?It goes without saying,? he said.  (Photos from left: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

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A Black Thing? - Some CBC members are wondering whether race is a factor in Republican senators' blockade of Judge Robert Wilkins and Rep. Mel Watt. “It’s not the controlling point but it’s a factor, no question about it,” Rep. G.K. Butterfield told Roll Call. Rep. Charles Rangel agrees: “It goes without saying,” he said. (Photos from left: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

Tune In - The president and First Lady Michelle Obama will have their first interview together for the year with ABC's Barbara Walters. The interview will be broadcast on 20/20 the day after Thanksgiving.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Tune In - The president and First Lady Michelle Obama will have their first interview together for the year with ABC's Barbara Walters. The interview will be broadcast on 20/20 the day after Thanksgiving. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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A Second Chance - Reps. Karen Bass, Danny Davis and Bobby Scott have introduced legislation that would enable students who have petty drug convictions to apply for federal student aid. “For years federal law has turned away thousands of students from attaining their college degree for the rest of their lives because they made a mistake in their youth,” said Bass. “Republicans and Democrats agree that this law is not effective and unnecessary, and it is time for it to be removed from law.”  (Photo: UPI/Kevin Dietsch /LANDOV)

Keeping It Real - Education Secretary Arne Duncan found himself in hot water after criticizing "white suburban moms" who oppose higher academic standards. "It?s fascinating to me that some of the push back is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who ? all of a sudden ? their child isn?t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn?t quite as good as they thought they were, and that?s pretty scary,? he said at an event in Richmond, Virginia. He later apologized.  (Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Keeping It Real - Education Secretary Arne Duncan found himself in hot water after criticizing "white suburban moms" who oppose higher academic standards. "It’s fascinating to me that some of the push back is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary,” he said at an event in Richmond, Virginia. He later apologized. (Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Catch an Illegal Immigrant, Win $25 - A conservative student group at the University of Texas canceled plans to host a ?Catch an Illegal Immigrant? contest organized by a former staffer of state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. The group, Young Conservatives of Texas, said the game's purpose was to promote discussion about immigration.  (Photo: Courtesy of Univeristy of Texas)

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Catch an Illegal Immigrant, Win $25 - A conservative student group at the University of Texas canceled plans to host a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” contest organized by a former staffer of state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. The group, Young Conservatives of Texas, said the game's purpose was to promote discussion about immigration. (Photo: Courtesy of Univeristy of Texas)

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See You in Court? - Failed presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann and a group of other Republicans are considering suing Obama because of his proposal that would allow consumers to keep current health plans for an additional year. By not going through Congress, Bachmann claims, the president violated the separation of powers clause in the Constitution.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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See You in Court? - Failed presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann and a group of other Republicans are considering suing Obama because of his proposal that would allow consumers to keep current health plans for an additional year. By not going through Congress, Bachmann claims, the president violated the separation of powers clause in the Constitution.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Right On - Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has pledged to focus on an effort to "constitutionalize those parts of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down." He is part of a group working on the issue that includes several members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Right On - Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has pledged to focus on an effort to "constitutionalize those parts of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down." He is part of a group working on the issue that includes several members of the Congressional Black Caucus. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Eww - In a tweet, Rep. Steve Stockman (TX) compared Obamacare to Chlamydia. "About 110,000 people contract chlamydia each month, more than signed up for Obamacare. Obamacare is less popular than Chlamydia," he wrote.  (Photo: Steve Stockman via Twitter)

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Eww - In a tweet, Rep. Steve Stockman (TX) compared Obamacare to Chlamydia. "About 110,000 people contract chlamydia each month, more than signed up for Obamacare. Obamacare is less popular than Chlamydia," he wrote. (Photo: Steve Stockman via Twitter)