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April 15th, 2011
01:07 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:

– Has NATO figured out its game plan yet for Libya?

– Next fight: the debt ceiling. The bipartisan spending plan might just have radicalized a lot of Republican freshmen against further deals with the White House.

– Republicans, it seems, took the talk after the Giffords shooting to heart. The Democrats are out saying the House and Senate GOP want to starve old people and kill women. The GOP is talking about compromise and leadership. Wimps.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

White House Strategy FAIL: Appeal to Independents by Giving Republicans Everything They Want.

Ryan’s Medicare Privatization Would Hurt Current Retirees, Too.

WikiLeaks Reveals that China Already Knows What WikiLeaks Reveals.

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  1. Joan Brant-Love

    CNN would provide a great service to the American public if they provided comparisons of tax rates by income groups between the US and other industrialized countries.

    Thank you.

    April 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • Thiago

      Rachel has Pat Buchanan claiming that Palin xnaitg the oil companies and passing the dough out to every man, woman and child in Alaska (nearly $3K per enough that kids need to file 1040s) is according to Conservative Principles.Damn, she's good. I thought that was Soc*alism.Pretty slick, eh? I wish she hadn't let him run on about the tasering incident, though. Evidently the boy asked to be tasered to prove he wasn't a wimpy momma's boy. His dad was an instructor, used the lightest training unit at the lowest setting, and used alligator clips on the kids shirt, which were tased as opposed to touching the boy's body. Evidently the mother was present for this event, and didn't have a problem with it until the divorce proceedings came up later. The Police Department investigated the whole thing and it ended with a reprimand.And that image of dangling Anne Hathaway as bait for the old coot? A mental image I did not need, thank you very muchly.Brain bleach to hammock #4, stat!!

      March 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  2. Tina

    I have a question for you..since the government wants to make tax cuts why don't they start with the pay raises of politicians..why dont they stop them..why doesnt the government stop the permanent pay given to some of these politicians when they retire..let them go on social security or get a job like everyone else..why dont they make a set pay rate for a politician and allow only 6-year terms..then when their term is up they need to get out and get a job..why does the government keep sending our tax dollars to other countries to help them..they need to help our people first..why doesnt the government stop all the little benefits of a politician..they have cars they can drive and pay for their own gas..let them pay for their own plane tickets and hotel rooms or dinners..why doesnt the government fine an American company 25% of its gross worth every year that they keep their business production outside of the usa..why arent these prisons self-sufficiant like the one in louisiana..

    April 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  3. Rhonda Page

    I am appalled that you let tar "birthed" "black" disussion take up so much time. Thirty seconds would ne fine. Too much wasted air time. What happened to Japan?

    April 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm |