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May 9th, 2011
03:24 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:

– How can the GOP take seriously Jon Huntsman who, as ambassador to our chief strategic adversary, began plotting to run against the President of the United States.

– So was bin Laden in charge or is Al Qaeda a decentralized network? Because the media has been telling us for a while it was highly decentralized. And now the White House seems to want us to believe Osama was in charge. Is this just the first step in a White House effort to wind down the war on terror?

– The debt limit fast approaches. Republicans in the Senate might want to pay attention to Mike Lee and Rand Paul, who will probably do their best to kill any and all increases through every parliamentary tactic they can muster.

Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:

– New Start: Barack Obama will go the border and attempt to restart the debate on immigration; will he wake the sleeping giant?

– Head Start: State redistricting deadlines are looming in several states and many members of congress are already “repositioning” on key issues; can a leopard change its spots?

– False Start: The GOP had its first Presidential debate and nobody cared; if a party falls in the forest can anybody hear it?

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