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March 9th, 2011
03:09 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:

– Harry Reid complaining about the Cowboy Poetry Festival suggests he is not serious about cutting spending.

– I'm perplexed why people are upset by Rep. King's hearings on radical Islam. If 9/11, Ft. Hood, the Christmas Day panty bomber, etc. failed to cause an outpouring of violence against Muslims, how will C-SPAN coverage of a congressional hearing?

– Behind the scenes, Republicans are beginning to fret that they are outmaneuvering each other on budget negotiations and have no common talking points.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Democrats Ask for Broader Budget Conversation to Expose GOP Deficit Frauds.

Bradley Manning Is Punished for Seeking a More Perfect Union.

Lee Baca, Only Law Enforcement Witness at King’s Muslim Radicalization Hearings, Speaks Out.

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  1. James D. Barclay

    I am disappointed but not surprise at the US’s procrastination in taking action in Libya. Let it be known that the freedom fighters took action against Gadhafi believing that the West (US) would have sprung to their support. This would have been the easiest opportunity to have taken down this brutal killer. The people of Libya are ready to do the act, they only need little help. This is simple than Iraq. Well, how can any tribe in Afghanistan take on Ben la den? As poor as the Soviets were, they would have gone in action to save the day. US, you have disappointed us again.

    March 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm |