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.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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