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March 11th, 2011
01:48 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:

– From a rebuttal to President Obama: "Of the 30+ rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, 7+ have left due to lack of permits. Seahawk Drilling declared bankruptcy due to the inability to obtain permits." Not exactly firing on all cylinders.

– Gov. Bobby Jindal unveiled his budget in Louisiana today. He is balancing his budget without raising taxes or cutting education. He wants to privatize several prisons.

– House Republicans are risking an internal fight over their latest short term Continuing Resolution. Conservatives are not happy.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Playing God with Bradley Manning.

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Anti-Union Bill; Democrats to Contest It on Procedural Grounds

Tax Cuts and Gutting of Environmental Regulations Create Jobs?

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