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May 4th, 2011
01:51 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:

– 1 in 7 Americans is on food stamps. Not something to cheer about.

– The changing nature of the bin Laden story is normal in situations like this, but the White House's scrambling and confusion perpetuates the theme that they're amateurs.

– Here's what we know now: information came through enhanced interrogation techniques, the NSA used warrantless wiretaps, we caught the "lynchpin" of the operation in Iraq, and one of the reasons it took us so long to find bin Laden is that he fell off the grid after a lawsuit in American courts revealed how we were monitoring him. I guess there was a method to the Bush/Cheney madness after all.

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

There's a difference between "war" and "justice" - and bin Laden's death was an act of war.

With Osama Now Gone, Spend on Building Roads in America Instead of Afghanistan.

Imagine If the Unemployed Helped Run the Fed.

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  1. Emma Jane Brown

    I really don't think the world will believe Bin Laden is dead. Is this a way for president Obama to try to get relected? Why is he afraid to show the death photos? If we actually killed Bin Laden, won't they retaliate no matter what? come on, show us some proof, so we can believe what out President tells us. Show the photos! We have seen worst in the movies, and they are allowed to be shown. The USA is strong enough to stand behind what we do.

    May 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  2. Jacques Bailhe

    No matter what evidence is released to prove Bin Laden's death, skeptics will question it. There is only one thing that will incontrovertibly prove he's gone: his absence. Soon enough, that will be undeniably clear.

    May 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  3. peter bradley

    The question is: Who
    is the source of
    these bogus Osama
    images? These idiot
    Senators – the body
    of second thought
    are making decisions about Show/Dont Show without knowing the source? Arew these guys just off the farm?

    May 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm |