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February 18th, 2011
12:23 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:

– The folks sitting out CPAC this year were ridiculed as losers. Now the head of ACU says those who oppose DADT and traditional marriage will play no role in next year's CPAC.

– The War in Wisconsin is a necessary fight against unions for the right. It also puts Scott Walker into contention as a major player within the GOP.

– Rick Scott is doing battles of his own in Florida — he's fighting Republicans to be more fiscally responsible.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Florida Congresscritters Look to End-Run Rick Scott on High Speed Rail.

Boehner Refuses to Agree to Short-Term CR; Government Shutdown Now More Likely.

Is Cutting Jobs Programs to Create Jobs Like Cutting Taxes to Increase Revenues?


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  1. Charles Wright

    Mr King, Great show tonight as always...just one point of correction on you civil rights timeline...the Little Rock 9 were escorted in by the 101st Airborne, U.S. Army not the National Guard....Gov Falbus left Eisenhower's summer home and refused to use the Guard leaving just local police....causing the first riot and forcing the presidents hand...it was th 101st Airborne that went into Oxford, MSafter the 500 U.S. Marshalls couldnt maintain control. all other major roits in MS and AL did involve guard not federal troops. Great show but I think its important to understand how far Eisenhower did go in Arkansas. Thanks. Chuck Wright. Prof of Sociology University of South Carolina Sumter.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm |