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July 29th, 2011
02:28 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:

– The Boehner bill will pass. The Balanced Budget Amendment sealed the deal with many House conservatives. Amazing what the GOP can get if conservatives fight. If only Boehner had fought harder initially.

– The President held a morning press conference where he admitted, in effect, that he has no plan. Last night with Wolf Blitzer, White House Chief of Staff William Daley kind of sort of suggested the President had a plan. But it was a secret plan.

– I can't help but get the sense the GOP came off looking bad and like cheap dates. They passed Paul Ryan's budget hiking the debt ceiling to $23 trillion. They passed Cut, Cap, and Balance, which got more votes than Boehner's plan will get. And now Boehner's plan. That's not a negotiation. That's an auction for affection. Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

First Bill Clinton, then a bunch of House Dems, now Hoyer and Van Hollen say: Act unilaterally, Mr. President

Majority Opposes Any Cuts to Medicare or Social Security

The ‘WikiLeaks Phenomenon’ & the Disease of Secrecy Within the U.S. Govt.

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Filed under: Bullet Points
July 29th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

How Washington's fight hits you

Joanne Lipman and David Wessel talk with CNN's John King about consumer confidence.

Filed under: Interview
July 29th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

Senate moderates unhappy with choices

Sen. Joe Manchin tells CNN's John King why he would vote "no" on both the Boehner and Reid deficit plans.

Filed under: Interview
July 29th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Sen. Paul: Balanced budget 'all we want'

CNN's John King asks Sen. Rand Paul why he thinks the Democrat and GOP deficit plans aren't worth his vote.

Filed under: Interview