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July 13th, 2011
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McConnell debt plan a 'bad' idea?

CNN's John King gets editor-in-chief Erick Erickson's perspective on Sen. McConnell's new alternative plan.

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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:

– Mitch McConnell's plan to allow the President automatic debt ceiling increases to the tune of $2 trillion is now endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Harry Reid. Reid tells the Washington Post that he, not McConnell, is trying to make it more appealing to Republicans.

– Meanwhile, Orrin Hatch says he's not for it. Jim DeMint is not for it. Mike Lee is not for it. And Tom Coburn says it is a political move, not a policy move. It sounds very Pontius Pilate. McConnell will let the debt be taken, but wants to absolve himself of any blame for it?

– And President Obama has signaled he'll take out his hostages in the fight. The Democrats have been holding senior citizens' social security checks hostage. Obama says he might just not issue those checks. The GOP should switch gears fast and make this the hallmark of their opposition to Obama's future spending. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

To Harm of Millions, Obama Wants to Raise Medicare Age Requirement

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