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May 11th, 2011
02:52 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:

– On immigration, Barack Obama says the border fence is mostly done. The Department of Homeland Security would beg to differ with him. In fact, it's not even a quarter of the way finished.

– Senate conservatives come out with more funding for Medicare than even Barack Obama and still manage to balance the budget. By the way, the big issue here is that both the Republican Study Committee and Pat Toomey fund the "doc fix" while Paul Ryan and Barack Obama do not.

– Iowa donors went to New Jersey to get Chris Christie into the race. He wants to be drafted. Will this be his excuse?

Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Wisconsin Voter Suppression Bill Would Be Operative for Recalls.

After Killing Bin Laden, US Moves to Change AUMF, Redefine War on Terror.

Majorities from Every Political Ideology Want Option of Third Party.

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